The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 29 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 129 123 133
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +10
Contract jobs citing SSL 13 23 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.70% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.73% 5.12% 2.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 21 10
Median daily rate £320 £450 £353
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-28.88% +27.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £350 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £520 £406
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £445 £350
% change year-on-year
-7.30% +27.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £26.75 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+34.57% +7.00%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
477 449 503
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.55% 13.68% 15.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 247 306
Median daily rate £350 £404 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.31% +12.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 42 40 27
Median hourly rate £42.50 £42.46 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.09% +88.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.15 £15.75 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.70 £49.05 £120.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -4.33%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South West region citing SSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

SSL Daily Rate Trend in the South West

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

SSL
Contract Job Locations in the South West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the South West region over the 3 months to 29 August 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Wiltshire +1 6 £315 -10.00% 3
Bristol 0 3 £550 +18.91%
Dorset - 3 - -
Devon - 1 - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 29 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the South West region with a requirement for SSL.

1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 13 (39.39%) Firewall
3 12 (36.36%) JSON
3 12 (36.36%) MS Office
3 12 (36.36%) Web Services
3 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
3 12 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (33.33%) HTTP
4 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
4 11 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 11 (33.33%) .NET
4 11 (33.33%) OWASP
5 10 (30.30%) Wireless
5 10 (30.30%) IIS
5 10 (30.30%) Mobile Device Management
6 9 (27.27%) RESTful
6 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
6 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
6 9 (27.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
6 9 (27.27%) VB.NET
6 9 (27.27%) HTML
6 9 (27.27%) Windows
6 9 (27.27%) Network Security
7 8 (24.24%) PKI
7 8 (24.24%) SIEM
8 7 (21.21%) WAN
8 7 (21.21%) VPN
9 6 (18.18%) LAN

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 10 (30.30%) IIS
2 3 (9.09%) Exchange Server 2013
2 3 (9.09%) MS Exchange
3 2 (6.06%) GroupWise
3 2 (6.06%) IBM Domino
3 2 (6.06%) IBM Notes
3 2 (6.06%) Office Communications Server
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint
3 2 (6.06%) SharePoint Server
3 2 (6.06%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2007
4 1 (3.03%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 12 (36.36%) MS Office
2 11 (33.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 12 (36.36%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (15.15%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (9.09%) Amazon S3
3 3 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (6.06%) Azure Active Directory
4 2 (6.06%) Office 365
4 2 (6.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (39.39%) Firewall
2 11 (33.33%) HTTP
3 10 (30.30%) Wireless
4 9 (27.27%) Network Security
5 7 (21.21%) VPN
5 7 (21.21%) WAN
6 6 (18.18%) LAN
7 4 (12.12%) DNS
7 4 (12.12%) HTTPS
8 3 (9.09%) BGP
8 3 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
8 3 (9.09%) Internet
8 3 (9.09%) OSPF
8 3 (9.09%) SAN
8 3 (9.09%) SMTP
9 2 (6.06%) DHCP
9 2 (6.06%) IMAP4
9 2 (6.06%) POP3
9 2 (6.06%) Skype
9 2 (6.06%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (27.27%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 11 (33.33%) Visual Studio
2 9 (27.27%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner
4 2 (6.06%) Eclipse
4 2 (6.06%) Jenkins
General
1 5 (15.15%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (33.33%) Architect
2 9 (27.27%) Developer
3 8 (24.24%) .NET Developer
4 7 (21.21%) ASP.NET Developer
4 7 (21.21%) Security Architect
4 7 (21.21%) SQL Developer
4 7 (21.21%) VB.NET Developer
4 7 (21.21%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
5 6 (18.18%) Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Consultant
6 3 (9.09%) ERP Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) LoadRunner Test Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Network Analyst
6 3 (9.09%) Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Administrator
7 2 (6.06%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
7 2 (6.06%) Office 365 Consultant
7 2 (6.06%) Software Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (36.36%) JSON
1 12 (36.36%) Web Services
2 11 (33.33%) .NET
3 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET
3 9 (27.27%) ASP.NET Web API
3 9 (27.27%) HTML
3 9 (27.27%) RESTful
4 3 (9.09%) REST
4 3 (9.09%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (24.24%) PKI
2 3 (9.09%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.03%) CESG
4 1 (3.03%) Clustering
4 1 (3.03%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 9 (27.27%) Windows
2 4 (12.12%) Linux
3 3 (9.09%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.06%) Android
4 2 (6.06%) Apple iOS
4 2 (6.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (6.06%) Unix
5 1 (3.03%) Amazon Linux
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (3.03%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (33.33%) OWASP
2 10 (30.30%) Mobile Device Management
3 8 (24.24%) SIEM
4 5 (15.15%) ITIL
5 4 (12.12%) Load Balancing
5 4 (12.12%) Security Architecture
5 4 (12.12%) Service Delivery
6 3 (9.09%) Configuration Management
6 3 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (9.09%) ERP
6 3 (9.09%) Load Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Network Management
6 3 (9.09%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (9.09%) Performance Testing
7 2 (6.06%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (6.06%) DevOps
7 2 (6.06%) Identity Management
7 2 (6.06%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (6.06%) UML
Programming Languages
1 13 (39.39%) SQL
2 9 (27.27%) VB.NET
3 3 (9.09%) PowerShell
4 2 (6.06%) C#
4 2 (6.06%) Java
4 2 (6.06%) PHP
5 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.03%) VB
Qualifications
1 5 (15.15%) CISSP
1 5 (15.15%) ISSAP
1 5 (15.15%) Security Cleared
2 4 (12.12%) SC Cleared
3 3 (9.09%) CCNA
3 3 (9.09%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (6.06%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (6.06%) CISMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.03%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.03%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 12 (36.36%) Active Directory
2 2 (6.06%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (3.03%) Terminal Services
3 1 (3.03%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (9.09%) Ansible
1 3 (9.09%) Cisco Prime
1 3 (9.09%) OpenAM
2 2 (6.06%) Puppet
3 1 (3.03%) Backup Exec
3 1 (3.03%) Control-M
3 1 (3.03%) Icinga
Vendors
1 16 (48.48%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.12%) Cisco
2 4 (12.12%) Juniper
3 3 (9.09%) Citrix
3 3 (9.09%) Palo Alto
4 2 (6.06%) Lotus
4 2 (6.06%) Novell
5 1 (3.03%) BMC
5 1 (3.03%) Dell
5 1 (3.03%) Draytek
5 1 (3.03%) HP
5 1 (3.03%) ProCurve
5 1 (3.03%) Red Hat
5 1 (3.03%) SAP
5 1 (3.03%) SonicWALL
5 1 (3.03%) Symantec
5 1 (3.03%) Veeam
5 1 (3.03%) VMware
5 1 (3.03%) WatchGuard
5 1 (3.03%) ZyXEL