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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 172 186 211
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +25
Contract jobs citing SSL 78 46 44
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.80% 0.54% 0.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.11% 3.06% 2.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 27 21
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£390 £315 £230
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.66% +36.95%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £194 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £466 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+16.01% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £22.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -
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
1896 1502 1974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.51% 17.47% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 696 632
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 101 169
Average hourly rate £19.91 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.04% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Hampshire -1 27 £358 +5.14% 8
Berkshire +20 23 £335 +21.81% 3
Surrey +4 21 £500 +58.73% 6
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £350 -15.15% 2
East Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 1
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 63 (49.22%) Windows
2 40 (31.25%) Linux
2 40 (31.25%) Firewall
3 37 (28.91%) Security Cleared
4 35 (27.34%) .NET
5 34 (26.56%) HP
6 32 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 31 (24.22%) TCP/IP
8 30 (23.44%) IIS
9 28 (21.88%) Oracle
9 28 (21.88%) Apache
10 27 (21.09%) UNIX
10 27 (21.09%) SQL
10 27 (21.09%) Java
11 25 (19.53%) VPN
11 25 (19.53%) HTTP
11 25 (19.53%) Cisco
12 24 (18.75%) SC Cleared
13 23 (17.97%) DNS
14 22 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
14 22 (17.19%) PowerShell
15 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
16 18 (14.06%) Visual Studio
16 18 (14.06%) VMware
16 18 (14.06%) Network Security
17 17 (13.28%) JavaScript
17 17 (13.28%) Tomcat
18 16 (12.50%) WAN
18 16 (12.50%) Internet
18 16 (12.50%) Clustering

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 30 (23.44%) IIS
2 28 (21.88%) Apache
3 17 (13.28%) Tomcat
4 14 (10.94%) WebSphere
5 12 (9.38%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (9.38%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (7.03%) WebLogic
7 7 (5.47%) WebSphere Process Server
8 6 (4.69%) MS Exchange
9 3 (2.34%) SharePoint
9 3 (2.34%) nginx
10 2 (1.56%) Confluence
10 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2010
10 2 (1.56%) Exchange Server 2013
10 2 (1.56%) GlassFish
11 1 (0.78%) WebSphere Portal
11 1 (0.78%) Oracle Application Server
11 1 (0.78%) Exchange Server 2003
Applications
1 9 (7.03%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.56%) MS Project
2 2 (1.56%) MS Office
2 2 (1.56%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (8.59%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.56%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.47%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (5.47%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (3.91%) Amazon S3
3 2 (1.56%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.78%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (31.25%) Firewall
2 31 (24.22%) TCP/IP
3 25 (19.53%) VPN
3 25 (19.53%) HTTP
4 23 (17.97%) DNS
5 18 (14.06%) Network Security
6 16 (12.50%) WAN
6 16 (12.50%) Internet
7 14 (10.94%) HTTPS
8 12 (9.38%) IPsec
8 12 (9.38%) Cisco ASA
8 12 (9.38%) Wireshark
9 11 (8.59%) LAN
10 10 (7.81%) LDAP
10 10 (7.81%) SNMP
10 10 (7.81%) SSH
11 8 (6.25%) SMTP
11 8 (6.25%) FTP
12 7 (5.47%) SAN
13 5 (3.91%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (11.72%) SQL Server
2 12 (9.38%) SQL Server 2005
2 12 (9.38%) SQL Server 2008
3 8 (6.25%) MySQL
4 5 (3.91%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (1.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 18 (14.06%) Visual Studio
2 6 (4.69%) Subversion
2 6 (4.69%) RSpec
3 5 (3.91%) GCC
3 5 (3.91%) Maven
4 4 (3.13%) JIRA
4 4 (3.13%) Introscope
4 4 (3.13%) Jenkins
5 3 (2.34%) Git (software)
6 2 (1.56%) JMeter
6 2 (1.56%) Eclipse
6 2 (1.56%) Fiddler
7 1 (0.78%) TeamCity
7 1 (0.78%) Ant
7 1 (0.78%) Trac
General
1 14 (10.94%) Finance
2 13 (10.16%) Telecoms
3 3 (2.34%) Banking
4 2 (1.56%) Marketing
4 2 (1.56%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.56%) Electronics
4 2 (1.56%) Legal
4 2 (1.56%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.78%) Advertising
5 1 (0.78%) Military
5 1 (0.78%) Aerospace
5 1 (0.78%) Retail
Job Titles
1 17 (13.28%) Administrator
2 12 (9.38%) Analyst
3 11 (8.59%) Developer
4 10 (7.81%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 10 (7.81%) Consultant
5 9 (7.03%) BizTalk Administrator
6 7 (5.47%) Build Engineer
6 7 (5.47%) Designer
6 7 (5.47%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.69%) Network Engineer
7 6 (4.69%) Architect
7 6 (4.69%) Integration Analyst
8 5 (3.91%) Software Engineer
8 5 (3.91%) Support Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Infrastructure Specialist
9 4 (3.13%) Integration Test Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Security Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Test Analyst
9 4 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
9 4 (3.13%) Support Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (27.34%) .NET
2 15 (11.72%) ASP.NET
3 14 (10.94%) HTML
3 14 (10.94%) Web Services
3 14 (10.94%) XML
4 13 (10.16%) REST
5 12 (9.38%) SOAP
6 11 (8.59%) Middleware
7 10 (7.81%) JSP
8 9 (7.03%) JMS
9 8 (6.25%) WSDL
10 6 (4.69%) WebSphere MQ
10 6 (4.69%) LAMP
11 5 (3.91%) JNDI
11 5 (3.91%) J2EE
12 4 (3.13%) WML
12 4 (3.13%) JDBC
12 4 (3.13%) WAP
12 4 (3.13%) WinForms
12 4 (3.13%) VXML
Miscellaneous
1 16 (12.50%) Clustering
2 13 (10.16%) Management Information System
3 12 (9.38%) Analytical Skills
4 10 (7.81%) PKI
5 8 (6.25%) Open Source
6 7 (5.47%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (5.47%) Device Driver
7 5 (3.91%) IVR
8 4 (3.13%) Smart Meter
8 4 (3.13%) SecurID
9 3 (2.34%) Computer Science
9 3 (2.34%) Blackberry
10 2 (1.56%) DTV
10 2 (1.56%) Client/Server
10 2 (1.56%) Learning Management System
10 2 (1.56%) Smartcard
10 2 (1.56%) Cryptography
10 2 (1.56%) Algorithms
11 1 (0.78%) Visualisation
11 1 (0.78%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 63 (49.22%) Windows
2 40 (31.25%) Linux
3 32 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 27 (21.09%) UNIX
5 22 (17.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 14 (10.94%) Windows Server 2012
7 12 (9.38%) Windows XP
8 11 (8.59%) Solaris
9 10 (7.81%) Windows 2000
10 9 (7.03%) CentOS
10 9 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 3 (2.34%) Debian
11 3 (2.34%) AIX
12 1 (0.78%) FreeBSD
12 1 (0.78%) zOS
12 1 (0.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (11.72%) ITIL
1 15 (11.72%) Validation
2 14 (10.94%) Load Balancing
3 13 (10.16%) Software Testing
4 12 (9.38%) UML
5 11 (8.59%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (8.59%) Workflow
5 11 (8.59%) Scrum
5 11 (8.59%) Kalman Filter
6 10 (7.81%) Performance Monitoring
6 10 (7.81%) Root Cause Analysis
7 8 (6.25%) SysML
7 8 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
7 8 (6.25%) TOGAF
7 8 (6.25%) SOA
8 7 (5.47%) OOP
8 7 (5.47%) Software Engineering
8 7 (5.47%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (4.69%) DevOps
9 6 (4.69%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 27 (21.09%) Java
1 27 (21.09%) SQL
2 22 (17.19%) PowerShell
3 17 (13.28%) JavaScript
4 14 (10.94%) C#
5 13 (10.16%) Perl
5 13 (10.16%) PHP
6 12 (9.38%) Python
7 10 (7.81%) Shell Script
8 9 (7.03%) Korn
9 8 (6.25%) Bash Shell
9 8 (6.25%) C++
10 7 (5.47%) C
11 4 (3.13%) VBScript
11 4 (3.13%) Jython
11 4 (3.13%) Ruby
11 4 (3.13%) PL/SQL
12 2 (1.56%) T-SQL
13 1 (0.78%) AWK
Qualifications
1 37 (28.91%) Security Cleared
2 24 (18.75%) SC Cleared
3 15 (11.72%) Degree
3 15 (11.72%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (10.16%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 10 (7.81%) DV Cleared
6 9 (7.03%) ISTQB
7 8 (6.25%) CCNP
8 7 (5.47%) CCNA
8 7 (5.47%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (3.91%) MCSE
10 4 (3.13%) ISEB
10 4 (3.13%) CISSP
11 2 (1.56%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 2 (1.56%) MCTS
11 2 (1.56%) MCITP
11 2 (1.56%) CCSP
12 1 (0.78%) CCIE
12 1 (0.78%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.34%) SLA
1 3 (2.34%) QA
1 3 (2.34%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 14 (10.94%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (7.03%) Nmap
3 8 (6.25%) Active Directory
4 7 (5.47%) Firmware
5 5 (3.91%) OpenSSH
6 4 (3.13%) Sendmail
6 4 (3.13%) ProxySG
6 4 (3.13%) vCloud
7 3 (2.34%) ISA Server
7 3 (2.34%) Varnish
8 2 (1.56%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.56%) vSphere
8 2 (1.56%) Shibboleth
8 2 (1.56%) VMware Workstation
8 2 (1.56%) VirtualBox
9 1 (0.78%) Snort
9 1 (0.78%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
9 1 (0.78%) Cygwin
Systems Management
1 12 (9.38%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (7.81%) SCCM
3 9 (7.03%) Nessus
3 9 (7.03%) Puppet
4 7 (5.47%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (3.13%) Nagios
5 4 (3.13%) MIMEsweeper
5 4 (3.13%) MAILsweeper
5 4 (3.13%) Vagrant
5 4 (3.13%) CA Wily
5 4 (3.13%) McAfee ePO
6 3 (2.34%) NetBackup
6 3 (2.34%) Zenoss
6 3 (2.34%) SCOM
7 2 (1.56%) Backup Exec
8 1 (0.78%) HP Data Protector
Vendors
1 34 (26.56%) HP
2 28 (21.88%) Oracle
3 25 (19.53%) Cisco
4 20 (15.63%) Microsoft
5 18 (14.06%) VMware
6 15 (11.72%) CheckPoint
7 14 (10.94%) Juniper
8 13 (10.16%) Red Hat
8 13 (10.16%) IBM
8 13 (10.16%) Blue Coat
9 9 (7.03%) Websense
9 9 (7.03%) Nokia
10 8 (6.25%) McAfee
10 8 (6.25%) F5
11 7 (5.47%) Software AG
12 5 (3.91%) Citrix
13 4 (3.13%) NetApp
13 4 (3.13%) Tripwire
14 3 (2.34%) 3PAR
14 3 (2.34%) Fortinet
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