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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 180 194 215
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +21
Contract jobs citing SSL 63 42 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.69% 0.48% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.48% 2.62% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 24 16
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+33.17% -30.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £216 £245
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £409 £490
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 0
Average hourly rate £41.25 £30.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.75 -
% change year-on-year
-18.69% -
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
1810 1606 2016
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.82% 18.37% 20.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 859 739 603
Average daily rate £347 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.72% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 102 174
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 £13.00 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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
Hampshire +6 22 £347 +2.57% 4
Berkshire +14 21 £363 +25.54% 4
Surrey -6 10 £500 +119.78% 3
Buckinghamshire +3 7 £330 +37.50% 2
East Sussex - 2 - - 1
West Sussex +1 1 £500 -
Oxfordshire - 1 £400 - 1
Kent - - - - 1
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 53 (47.32%) Windows
2 45 (40.18%) Linux
3 39 (34.82%) HP
4 33 (29.46%) Firewall
5 30 (26.79%) UNIX
6 29 (25.89%) Security Cleared
7 28 (25.00%) .NET
7 28 (25.00%) TCP/IP
8 27 (24.11%) Cisco
8 27 (24.11%) Oracle
9 25 (22.32%) VPN
9 25 (22.32%) Windows Server 2003
10 23 (20.54%) Java
10 23 (20.54%) Apache
10 23 (20.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (19.64%) Microsoft
12 19 (16.96%) Windows XP
13 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
13 18 (16.07%) SC Cleared
14 17 (15.18%) HP Quality Center
14 17 (15.18%) HTML
14 17 (15.18%) HTTP
14 17 (15.18%) Validation
15 16 (14.29%) VMware
15 16 (14.29%) Finance
15 16 (14.29%) Software Testing
15 16 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 15 (13.39%) Workflow
16 15 (13.39%) CheckPoint
16 15 (13.39%) ASP.NET

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (20.54%) Apache
2 11 (9.82%) MS Exchange
3 10 (8.93%) Tomcat
3 10 (8.93%) IIS
4 9 (8.04%) WebLogic
4 9 (8.04%) WebSphere
5 7 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
5 7 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
5 7 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2010
6 6 (5.36%) Oracle Application Server
7 5 (4.46%) SharePoint
8 4 (3.57%) GlassFish
8 4 (3.57%) Lync
9 2 (1.79%) Exchange Server 2013
9 2 (1.79%) nginx
9 2 (1.79%) Confluence
10 1 (0.89%) WebSphere Portal
10 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.89%) Exchange Server 2007
10 1 (0.89%) SAP Web AS
Applications
1 14 (12.50%) MS Excel
2 3 (2.68%) MS Project
3 2 (1.79%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.79%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (1.79%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (0.89%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 13 (11.61%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (1.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (1.79%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.89%) SAP GRC
3 1 (0.89%) SAP FI/CO
3 1 (0.89%) SAP CO
3 1 (0.89%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 4 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon S3
2 3 (2.68%) Amazon AWS
3 2 (1.79%) SaaS
4 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (29.46%) Firewall
2 28 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 25 (22.32%) VPN
4 17 (15.18%) HTTP
5 15 (13.39%) WAN
6 14 (12.50%) HTTPS
7 13 (11.61%) IPsec
7 13 (11.61%) Network Security
8 12 (10.71%) Wireshark
9 11 (9.82%) SNMP
10 10 (8.93%) Internet
10 10 (8.93%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (8.04%) DNS
11 9 (8.04%) LDAP
12 7 (6.25%) LAN
12 7 (6.25%) SAN
12 7 (6.25%) SSH
13 6 (5.36%) NetScaler
14 5 (4.46%) ATM
15 4 (3.57%) GPRS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
1 7 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
2 4 (3.57%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (3.57%) Oracle Reports
3 2 (1.79%) MySQL
4 1 (0.89%) SAP BW
4 1 (0.89%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (7.14%) Visual Studio
2 6 (5.36%) Introscope
3 4 (3.57%) Subversion
3 4 (3.57%) Maven
4 3 (2.68%) JIRA
4 3 (2.68%) Git (software)
4 3 (2.68%) RSpec
4 3 (2.68%) Jenkins
5 1 (0.89%) Trac
5 1 (0.89%) Ant
5 1 (0.89%) Fiddler
5 1 (0.89%) TeamCity
5 1 (0.89%) JMeter
5 1 (0.89%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (14.29%) Finance
2 12 (10.71%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.79%) Electronics
3 2 (1.79%) Automotive
3 2 (1.79%) Legal
3 2 (1.79%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.79%) Advertising
3 2 (1.79%) Banking
3 2 (1.79%) Marketing
4 1 (0.89%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 15 (13.39%) Consultant
2 14 (12.50%) Administrator
3 11 (9.82%) Analyst
4 8 (7.14%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.25%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 7 (6.25%) Integration Analyst
5 7 (6.25%) Build Engineer
6 6 (5.36%) WebSphere Administrator
6 6 (5.36%) Test Analyst
7 5 (4.46%) Developer
7 5 (4.46%) Network Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) Test Engineer
7 5 (4.46%) BizTalk Administrator
8 4 (3.57%) Web Infrastructure Specialist
8 4 (3.57%) Test Leader
8 4 (3.57%) Web Hosting Specialist
8 4 (3.57%) Infrastructure Support Specialist
8 4 (3.57%) Support Specialist
8 4 (3.57%) Technical Consultant
8 4 (3.57%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.00%) .NET
2 17 (15.18%) HTML
3 15 (13.39%) ASP.NET
4 14 (12.50%) JSP
5 13 (11.61%) Web Services
6 10 (8.93%) Middleware
7 9 (8.04%) XML
7 9 (8.04%) SOAP
8 8 (7.14%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (6.25%) JNDI
9 7 (6.25%) J2EE
10 6 (5.36%) JDBC
10 6 (5.36%) REST
11 4 (3.57%) SAML
11 4 (3.57%) JSON
11 4 (3.57%) WML
11 4 (3.57%) WAP
12 3 (2.68%) Ajax
13 2 (1.79%) WCF
13 2 (1.79%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 13 (11.61%) Clustering
2 11 (9.82%) Management Information System
3 7 (6.25%) Device Driver
3 7 (6.25%) Firmware
3 7 (6.25%) Open Source
3 7 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.36%) PKI
5 4 (3.57%) SecurID
5 4 (3.57%) CMDB
5 4 (3.57%) Smart Meter
6 3 (2.68%) Learning Management System
6 3 (2.68%) Computer Science
6 3 (2.68%) Blackberry
7 2 (1.79%) DTV
7 2 (1.79%) Smartcard
7 2 (1.79%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.89%) Visualisation
8 1 (0.89%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 53 (47.32%) Windows
2 45 (40.18%) Linux
3 30 (26.79%) UNIX
4 25 (22.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 23 (20.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 19 (16.96%) Windows XP
7 14 (12.50%) Windows 2000
8 7 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 7 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
9 5 (4.46%) CentOS
10 4 (3.57%) Windows 2000 Server
11 3 (2.68%) AIX
12 2 (1.79%) Debian
13 1 (0.89%) Android
13 1 (0.89%) Windows 7
13 1 (0.89%) Windows 8
13 1 (0.89%) Solaris
13 1 (0.89%) FreeBSD
13 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.89%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (15.18%) Validation
2 16 (14.29%) Software Testing
3 15 (13.39%) Workflow
4 13 (11.61%) ITIL
5 12 (10.71%) Load Balancing
6 10 (8.93%) Identity Management
7 9 (8.04%) Performance Monitoring
8 7 (6.25%) Information Security
8 7 (6.25%) Test Scripting
8 7 (6.25%) High Availability
8 7 (6.25%) Test Strategy
8 7 (6.25%) Root Cause Analysis
9 6 (5.36%) OWASP
9 6 (5.36%) Knowledge Management
9 6 (5.36%) E-Commerce
10 5 (4.46%) Data Security
10 5 (4.46%) Configuration Management
10 5 (4.46%) Risk Assessment
10 5 (4.46%) Performance Tuning
11 4 (3.57%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 23 (20.54%) Java
2 18 (16.07%) JavaScript
3 14 (12.50%) SQL
4 13 (11.61%) PowerShell
5 10 (8.93%) Shell Script
6 9 (8.04%) Python
7 8 (7.14%) PHP
7 8 (7.14%) C#
7 8 (7.14%) Bash Shell
8 6 (5.36%) Perl
8 6 (5.36%) Korn
8 6 (5.36%) Jython
9 5 (4.46%) VBScript
9 5 (4.46%) C++
10 3 (2.68%) C
11 1 (0.89%) T-SQL
11 1 (0.89%) VB
11 1 (0.89%) ABAP
11 1 (0.89%) AWK
11 1 (0.89%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 29 (25.89%) Security Cleared
2 18 (16.07%) SC Cleared
3 16 (14.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 14 (12.50%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (11.61%) Degree
6 12 (10.71%) ISTQB
7 8 (7.14%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (6.25%) CCNA
8 7 (6.25%) DV Cleared
9 6 (5.36%) CISSP
9 6 (5.36%) MCSE
9 6 (5.36%) CCNP
10 5 (4.46%) ISEB
11 3 (2.68%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
12 2 (1.79%) MCTS
12 2 (1.79%) MCITP
12 2 (1.79%) ITIL Certification
12 2 (1.79%) CCSP
13 1 (0.89%) MCSA
13 1 (0.89%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.46%) SLA
2 3 (2.68%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.89%) QA
3 1 (0.89%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (11.61%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (9.82%) Nmap
2 11 (9.82%) Active Directory
3 6 (5.36%) ProxySG
3 6 (5.36%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (3.57%) Shibboleth
4 4 (3.57%) UAG
4 4 (3.57%) VMware ESX
5 3 (2.68%) ISA Server
5 3 (2.68%) vCloud
6 2 (1.79%) Varnish
6 2 (1.79%) vSphere
7 1 (0.89%) VirtualBox
7 1 (0.89%) VMware Workstation
7 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 1 (0.89%) XenApp
7 1 (0.89%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 17 (15.18%) HP Quality Center
2 12 (10.71%) SCCM
3 11 (9.82%) Nessus
4 7 (6.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 6 (5.36%) CA Wily
5 6 (5.36%) McAfee ePO
6 5 (4.46%) Puppet
7 4 (3.57%) Backup Exec
8 3 (2.68%) Vagrant
8 3 (2.68%) SCOM
8 3 (2.68%) Nagios
8 3 (2.68%) NetBackup
9 2 (1.79%) HP UCMDB
9 2 (1.79%) Zenoss
10 1 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 39 (34.82%) HP
2 27 (24.11%) Oracle
2 27 (24.11%) Cisco
3 22 (19.64%) Microsoft
4 16 (14.29%) VMware
5 15 (13.39%) CheckPoint
6 14 (12.50%) Juniper
7 13 (11.61%) Nokia
7 13 (11.61%) Blue Coat
8 10 (8.93%) Red Hat
9 9 (8.04%) Citrix
10 8 (7.14%) IBM
11 6 (5.36%) McAfee
11 6 (5.36%) F5
12 5 (4.46%) Websense
13 3 (2.68%) NetCracker
13 3 (2.68%) Tripwire
13 3 (2.68%) Fortinet
13 3 (2.68%) Comptel
13 3 (2.68%) 3PAR
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