The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 22 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 179 195 218
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +23
Contract jobs citing SSL 70 47 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.76% 0.54% 0.37%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.82% 3.00% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 27 16
Average daily rate
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£350 £270 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.62% -29.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £277 £194 £261
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £418 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £390
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -16.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £26.50 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
SSL
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1834 1567 2078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.83% 18.01% 20.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 866 719 612
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 91 164
Average hourly rate £19.91 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.51% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the South East region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSL across the South East region.

SSL Daily Rate Trend in the South East

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the South East region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the South East region.

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

SSL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the South East region over the 3 months to 22 September 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Berkshire +26 30 £300 +3.44% 7
Hampshire -6 20 £349 +6.08% 13
Surrey 0 10 £500 +117.39% 5
Buckinghamshire 0 8 £330 +37.50% 1
East Sussex - 2 - -
West Sussex +5 1 £500 -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing SSL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SSL.

1 62 (49.21%) Windows
2 51 (40.48%) Linux
3 40 (31.75%) HP
4 35 (27.78%) Firewall
5 34 (26.98%) Java
6 33 (26.19%) UNIX
6 33 (26.19%) Apache
6 33 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
7 32 (25.40%) Security Cleared
7 32 (25.40%) TCP/IP
8 31 (24.60%) Oracle
8 31 (24.60%) .NET
9 28 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
10 25 (19.84%) Cisco
11 24 (19.05%) HTTP
12 22 (17.46%) Microsoft
13 20 (15.87%) VPN
13 20 (15.87%) SQL
14 19 (15.08%) JavaScript
14 19 (15.08%) IIS
15 18 (14.29%) ASP.NET
15 18 (14.29%) HTML
15 18 (14.29%) Windows XP
15 18 (14.29%) SC Cleared
16 17 (13.49%) HP Quality Center
16 17 (13.49%) Load Balancing
16 17 (13.49%) DNS
16 17 (13.49%) HTTPS
16 17 (13.49%) CheckPoint
16 17 (13.49%) Validation

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East region citing SSL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (26.19%) Apache
2 19 (15.08%) IIS
3 16 (12.70%) Tomcat
4 15 (11.90%) WebSphere
5 13 (10.32%) WebSphere Application Server
5 13 (10.32%) WebLogic
6 7 (5.56%) MS Exchange
6 7 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
7 6 (4.76%) WebSphere Process Server
7 6 (4.76%) Oracle Application Server
8 5 (3.97%) SharePoint
9 4 (3.17%) GlassFish
10 3 (2.38%) nginx
10 3 (2.38%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (1.59%) Confluence
12 1 (0.79%) Lync
12 1 (0.79%) WebSphere Portal
12 1 (0.79%) Exchange Server 2003
12 1 (0.79%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 13 (10.32%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.59%) MS Project
2 2 (1.59%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.79%) MS Office
3 1 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.79%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (10.32%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.59%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.79%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.79%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.79%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.79%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 5 (3.97%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (3.97%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (2.38%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (27.78%) Firewall
2 32 (25.40%) TCP/IP
3 24 (19.05%) HTTP
4 20 (15.87%) VPN
5 17 (13.49%) DNS
5 17 (13.49%) HTTPS
6 16 (12.70%) Network Security
7 13 (10.32%) WAN
7 13 (10.32%) IPsec
7 13 (10.32%) Internet
8 12 (9.52%) Wireshark
9 11 (8.73%) SNMP
10 9 (7.14%) SAN
10 9 (7.14%) SSH
11 8 (6.35%) Cisco ASA
12 7 (5.56%) NetScaler
12 7 (5.56%) LAN
12 7 (5.56%) LDAP
13 5 (3.97%) ATM
14 4 (3.17%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (7.94%) SQL Server
2 7 (5.56%) MySQL
2 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2005
2 7 (5.56%) SQL Server 2008
3 5 (3.97%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.17%) Oracle Reports
5 1 (0.79%) SAP BW
5 1 (0.79%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.76%) Introscope
2 6 (4.76%) Subversion
3 5 (3.97%) Maven
4 4 (3.17%) JIRA
4 4 (3.17%) Git (software)
4 4 (3.17%) RSpec
4 4 (3.17%) GCC
4 4 (3.17%) Jenkins
5 2 (1.59%) JMeter
5 2 (1.59%) Eclipse
6 1 (0.79%) Fiddler
6 1 (0.79%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.79%) Trac
6 1 (0.79%) Ant
General
1 17 (13.49%) Finance
2 11 (8.73%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.38%) Banking
4 2 (1.59%) Marketing
4 2 (1.59%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.59%) Electronics
4 2 (1.59%) Automotive
4 2 (1.59%) Legal
4 2 (1.59%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 16 (12.70%) Administrator
2 13 (10.32%) Consultant
3 10 (7.94%) Analyst
3 10 (7.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 7 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 7 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 7 (5.56%) Developer
4 7 (5.56%) Integration Analyst
4 7 (5.56%) Build Engineer
5 6 (4.76%) Designer
5 6 (4.76%) WebSphere Administrator
6 5 (3.97%) Test Engineer
6 5 (3.97%) Systems Engineer
6 5 (3.97%) Test Analyst
6 5 (3.97%) Software Engineer
6 5 (3.97%) Security Engineer
6 5 (3.97%) BizTalk Administrator
7 4 (3.17%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
7 4 (3.17%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
7 4 (3.17%) Test Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (24.60%) .NET
2 18 (14.29%) HTML
2 18 (14.29%) ASP.NET
3 15 (11.90%) Middleware
4 14 (11.11%) JSP
5 13 (10.32%) SOAP
5 13 (10.32%) XML
6 12 (9.52%) Web Services
6 12 (9.52%) REST
7 8 (6.35%) JMS
7 8 (6.35%) WebSphere MQ
8 7 (5.56%) WSDL
8 7 (5.56%) J2EE
8 7 (5.56%) JNDI
9 6 (4.76%) JDBC
10 5 (3.97%) LAMP
11 4 (3.17%) JSON
11 4 (3.17%) SAML
11 4 (3.17%) WAP
11 4 (3.17%) WML
Miscellaneous
1 15 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (11.11%) Management Information System
3 13 (10.32%) Clustering
4 10 (7.94%) Open Source
5 7 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
5 7 (5.56%) Device Driver
5 7 (5.56%) Firmware
6 6 (4.76%) PKI
7 4 (3.17%) SecurID
7 4 (3.17%) Smart Meter
7 4 (3.17%) IVR
8 3 (2.38%) Blackberry
8 3 (2.38%) Learning Management System
8 3 (2.38%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.59%) DTV
9 2 (1.59%) Smartcard
9 2 (1.59%) Cryptography
10 1 (0.79%) CMDB
10 1 (0.79%) DataPower
10 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 62 (49.21%) Windows
2 51 (40.48%) Linux
3 33 (26.19%) UNIX
3 33 (26.19%) Windows Server 2008
4 28 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
5 18 (14.29%) Windows XP
6 14 (11.11%) Windows 2000
7 13 (10.32%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (8.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (5.56%) CentOS
10 5 (3.97%) Solaris
11 3 (2.38%) AIX
11 3 (2.38%) Debian
12 1 (0.79%) Android
12 1 (0.79%) SUSE
12 1 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
12 1 (0.79%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.79%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (13.49%) Validation
1 17 (13.49%) Load Balancing
2 16 (12.70%) Software Testing
3 15 (11.90%) Workflow
3 15 (11.90%) Performance Monitoring
4 14 (11.11%) ITIL
5 11 (8.73%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (7.94%) Scrum
6 10 (7.94%) Identity Management
7 9 (7.14%) E-Commerce
8 8 (6.35%) SOA
8 8 (6.35%) Penetration Testing
9 7 (5.56%) TOGAF
9 7 (5.56%) Information Security
9 7 (5.56%) UML
9 7 (5.56%) OOP
9 7 (5.56%) SysML
9 7 (5.56%) Test Scripting
9 7 (5.56%) High Availability
9 7 (5.56%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 34 (26.98%) Java
2 20 (15.87%) SQL
3 19 (15.08%) JavaScript
4 16 (12.70%) PowerShell
5 13 (10.32%) PHP
6 10 (7.94%) Perl
6 10 (7.94%) Shell Script
6 10 (7.94%) Korn
7 9 (7.14%) Python
8 8 (6.35%) C#
8 8 (6.35%) Bash Shell
9 6 (4.76%) Jython
10 5 (3.97%) VBScript
10 5 (3.97%) C++
10 5 (3.97%) C
11 1 (0.79%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.79%) VB
11 1 (0.79%) ABAP
11 1 (0.79%) AWK
11 1 (0.79%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 32 (25.40%) Security Cleared
2 18 (14.29%) SC Cleared
3 16 (12.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 15 (11.90%) Degree
4 15 (11.90%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (9.52%) ISTQB
6 8 (6.35%) CCNA
6 8 (6.35%) DV Cleared
6 8 (6.35%) Microsoft Certification
7 7 (5.56%) CCNP
8 6 (4.76%) MCSE
8 6 (4.76%) CISSP
9 5 (3.97%) ISEB
10 3 (2.38%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.59%) MCTS
11 2 (1.59%) MCITP
11 2 (1.59%) CCSP
12 1 (0.79%) MCSA
12 1 (0.79%) BC Cleared
12 1 (0.79%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.38%) SLA
1 3 (2.38%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.79%) QA
2 1 (0.79%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (10.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (8.73%) Nmap
3 10 (7.94%) Active Directory
4 7 (5.56%) ProxySG
5 4 (3.17%) OpenSSH
5 4 (3.17%) Shibboleth
5 4 (3.17%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.17%) vCloud
6 3 (2.38%) Varnish
6 3 (2.38%) ISA Server
7 2 (1.59%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (1.59%) vSphere
7 2 (1.59%) VirtualBox
8 1 (0.79%) UAG
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 1 (0.79%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 17 (13.49%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (8.73%) Nessus
2 11 (8.73%) SCCM
3 7 (5.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 7 (5.56%) Puppet
4 6 (4.76%) CA Wily
4 6 (4.76%) McAfee ePO
5 4 (3.17%) Vagrant
5 4 (3.17%) Nagios
5 4 (3.17%) Backup Exec
6 3 (2.38%) Zenoss
6 3 (2.38%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.38%) SCOM
7 1 (0.79%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 40 (31.75%) HP
2 31 (24.60%) Oracle
3 25 (19.84%) Cisco
4 22 (17.46%) Microsoft
5 17 (13.49%) CheckPoint
5 17 (13.49%) VMware
6 15 (11.90%) Red Hat
7 14 (11.11%) Nokia
7 14 (11.11%) IBM
7 14 (11.11%) Blue Coat
8 12 (9.52%) Juniper
9 8 (6.35%) Citrix
10 6 (4.76%) Software AG
10 6 (4.76%) F5
10 6 (4.76%) McAfee
11 5 (3.97%) Websense
12 4 (3.17%) Tripwire
13 3 (2.38%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.38%) Comptel
13 3 (2.38%) 3PAR
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