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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 31 July 2015 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 123 123 112
Rank change year-on-year
0 -11
Contract jobs citing SSL 21 13 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.66% 0.42% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.36% 2.95% 0.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 13 2
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£450 £390 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +21.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £296
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £400 £344
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +13.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +2.36%
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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
392 440 286
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 12.25% 14.34% 13.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 258 146
Average daily rate £375 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £209 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 36 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £20.00 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+112.30% +5.26%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £15.00 £15.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £43.00 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the South West region as a proportion of the total demand within 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 31 July 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the South West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015. 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
Gloucestershire -2 11 £450 +15.38%
Bristol - 4 £463 - 1
Wiltshire - 4 £350 -
Somerset - 1 - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 24 (77.42%) TCP/IP
2 19 (61.29%) Linux
3 16 (51.61%) Firewall
4 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
4 14 (45.16%) HTTP
5 13 (41.94%) DNS
6 12 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
7 11 (35.48%) VPN
7 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
7 11 (35.48%) Windows
7 11 (35.48%) Puppet
8 10 (32.26%) Open Source
8 10 (32.26%) Network Security
8 10 (32.26%) IPsec
8 10 (32.26%) CCNA
9 9 (29.03%) VLAN
9 9 (29.03%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (25.81%) VirtualBox
10 8 (25.81%) Metasploit
10 8 (25.81%) Hyper-V
10 8 (25.81%) Wireshark
10 8 (25.81%) Nmap
10 8 (25.81%) LAMP
10 8 (25.81%) Cisco
10 8 (25.81%) Cyber Security
10 8 (25.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 8 (25.81%) DDoS Mitigation
11 7 (22.58%) Intrusion Detection
11 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
12 6 (19.35%) QA

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 6 (19.35%) Apache
2 5 (16.13%) Tomcat
3 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
4 2 (6.45%) MS Exchange
5 1 (3.23%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2003
5 1 (3.23%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (3.23%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 4 (12.90%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (77.42%) TCP/IP
2 16 (51.61%) Firewall
3 14 (45.16%) HTTP
4 13 (41.94%) DNS
5 11 (35.48%) VPN
6 10 (32.26%) IPsec
6 10 (32.26%) Network Security
7 9 (29.03%) VLAN
8 8 (25.81%) Wireshark
9 7 (22.58%) Intrusion Detection
10 6 (19.35%) LAN
10 6 (19.35%) WAN
11 4 (12.90%) HTTPS
12 3 (9.68%) ATM
12 3 (9.68%) ISDN
12 3 (9.68%) Wireless
12 3 (9.68%) Frame Relay
12 3 (9.68%) SONET
12 3 (9.68%) MPLS
12 3 (9.68%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (16.13%) Oracle Database
2 4 (12.90%) Relational Database
2 4 (12.90%) MySQL
3 1 (3.23%) SQL Server
3 1 (3.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (25.81%) Metasploit
2 2 (6.45%) Ant
Job Titles
1 7 (22.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 7 (22.58%) Web Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Systems Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) Web Administrator
3 4 (12.90%) Administrator
4 3 (9.68%) Security Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Network Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Architect
4 3 (9.68%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Consultant
5 2 (6.45%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cyber Security Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Designer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Specialist
6 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Designer
6 1 (3.23%) .NET Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Developer
6 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (25.81%) LAMP
2 6 (19.35%) Web Services
3 4 (12.90%) RESTful
3 4 (12.90%) WebCenter
4 3 (9.68%) XML
5 2 (6.45%) HTML
5 2 (6.45%) J2EE
5 2 (6.45%) SOAP
5 2 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
5 2 (6.45%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 1 (3.23%) REST
6 1 (3.23%) ASP.NET
6 1 (3.23%) CSS
6 1 (3.23%) .NET
6 1 (3.23%) XSL
6 1 (3.23%) XSLT
6 1 (3.23%) XHTML
6 1 (3.23%) UDDI
6 1 (3.23%) WSDL
6 1 (3.23%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 8 (25.81%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
2 4 (12.90%) Derivative
3 3 (9.68%) Data Centre
4 1 (3.23%) DataPower
4 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 19 (61.29%) Linux
2 11 (35.48%) Windows
3 4 (12.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 4 (12.90%) Amazon Linux
4 1 (3.23%) UNIX
4 1 (3.23%) AIX
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (35.48%) Configuration Management
2 10 (32.26%) Open Source
3 8 (25.81%) Cyber Security
3 8 (25.81%) DDoS Mitigation
4 7 (22.58%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (16.13%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (16.13%) Service Delivery
6 4 (12.90%) Content Management
6 4 (12.90%) Project Management
6 4 (12.90%) Root Cause Analysis
7 2 (6.45%) SOA
7 2 (6.45%) Load Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Performance Management
8 1 (3.23%) Performance Monitoring
8 1 (3.23%) ITIL
8 1 (3.23%) UML
8 1 (3.23%) Web Development
8 1 (3.23%) Load Balancing
8 1 (3.23%) Change Management
8 1 (3.23%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 6 (19.35%) Java
2 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
2 1 (3.23%) Jython
2 1 (3.23%) Korn
2 1 (3.23%) C#
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) Security Cleared
2 12 (38.71%) Cisco Certification
3 10 (32.26%) CCNA
4 4 (12.90%) SC Cleared
4 4 (12.90%) CCNP
5 3 (9.68%) MCSE
5 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Certification
5 3 (9.68%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (19.35%) QA
System Software
1 9 (29.03%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (25.81%) VirtualBox
2 8 (25.81%) Hyper-V
3 4 (12.90%) Varnish
4 1 (3.23%) NFS
4 1 (3.23%) Active Directory
4 1 (3.23%) Firmware
4 1 (3.23%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 11 (35.48%) Puppet
2 8 (25.81%) Nmap
3 4 (12.90%) Ansible
4 1 (3.23%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (25.81%) Cisco
2 6 (19.35%) Oracle
3 4 (12.90%) Citrix
3 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.68%) NetQoS
4 3 (9.68%) Juniper
5 2 (6.45%) IBM
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft
6 1 (3.23%) Dell
6 1 (3.23%) SAP
6 1 (3.23%) Siebel
6 1 (3.23%) VMware