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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 127 129 105
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -24
Contract jobs citing SSL 23 11 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.69% 0.35% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.15% 2.24% 1.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 3
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£450 £315 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -7.35%
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £25.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
447 492 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.36% 15.56% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 297 136
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 40 27 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £22.50 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.71% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £134.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -4 9 £450 +49.37% 1
Wiltshire - 8 £350 - 1
Bristol -1 3 £463 - 4
Somerset - 2 £225 - 4
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 22 (62.86%) TCP/IP
2 19 (54.29%) Firewall
3 17 (48.57%) Linux
4 15 (42.86%) VPN
4 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
4 15 (42.86%) IPsec
4 15 (42.86%) Security Cleared
5 14 (40.00%) Network Security
6 13 (37.14%) Cisco
7 12 (34.29%) HTTP
8 11 (31.43%) LAN
8 11 (31.43%) DNS
8 11 (31.43%) Windows
9 10 (28.57%) CCNA
9 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
9 10 (28.57%) Open Source
10 9 (25.71%) Puppet
10 9 (25.71%) VMware ESXi
10 9 (25.71%) VLAN
11 8 (22.86%) Wireshark
11 8 (22.86%) BGP
11 8 (22.86%) Nmap
11 8 (22.86%) OSPF
11 8 (22.86%) LAMP
11 8 (22.86%) VirtualBox
11 8 (22.86%) Metasploit
11 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
11 8 (22.86%) Cyber Security
11 8 (22.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 8 (22.86%) DDoS Mitigation

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 4 (11.43%) Apache
2 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
2 3 (8.57%) WebSphere
3 2 (5.71%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (2.86%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Visio
1 3 (8.57%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 22 (62.86%) TCP/IP
2 19 (54.29%) Firewall
3 15 (42.86%) IPsec
3 15 (42.86%) VPN
4 14 (40.00%) Network Security
5 12 (34.29%) HTTP
6 11 (31.43%) LAN
6 11 (31.43%) DNS
7 9 (25.71%) VLAN
8 8 (22.86%) Wireshark
8 8 (22.86%) OSPF
8 8 (22.86%) BGP
9 7 (20.00%) WAN
9 7 (20.00%) Intrusion Detection
9 7 (20.00%) Wireless
9 7 (20.00%) MPLS
10 5 (14.29%) DHCP
11 4 (11.43%) Ethernet
11 4 (11.43%) RIP
11 4 (11.43%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) Oracle Database
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) MySQL
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.86%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Metasploit
2 2 (5.71%) Ant
Job Titles
1 8 (22.86%) Architect
2 7 (20.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 7 (20.00%) Web Engineer
3 6 (17.14%) Network Engineer
4 5 (14.29%) Network Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Security Architect
5 3 (8.57%) Security Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Network Security Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Consultant
6 2 (5.71%) Systems Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Web Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Administrator
6 2 (5.71%) Cyber Security Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Designer
7 1 (2.86%) Network Specialist
7 1 (2.86%) Change Management Analyst
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Designer
7 1 (2.86%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.86%) Change Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.86%) LAMP
2 4 (11.43%) Web Services
2 4 (11.43%) 802.1X
3 3 (8.57%) XML
4 2 (5.71%) HTML
4 2 (5.71%) J2EE
4 2 (5.71%) SOAP
4 2 (5.71%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (5.71%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (5.71%) RESTful
4 2 (5.71%) WebCenter
5 1 (2.86%) REST
5 1 (2.86%) ASP.NET
5 1 (2.86%) CSS
5 1 (2.86%) .NET
5 1 (2.86%) XSL
5 1 (2.86%) XSLT
5 1 (2.86%) XHTML
5 1 (2.86%) UDDI
5 1 (2.86%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 8 (22.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
1 8 (22.86%) Data Centre
2 4 (11.43%) Computer Science
3 2 (5.71%) Management Information System
3 2 (5.71%) Derivative
3 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (2.86%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 17 (48.57%) Linux
2 11 (31.43%) Windows
3 2 (5.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 2 (5.71%) Amazon Linux
4 1 (2.86%) UNIX
4 1 (2.86%) AIX
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (2.86%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (28.57%) Configuration Management
1 10 (28.57%) Open Source
2 8 (22.86%) Cyber Security
2 8 (22.86%) DDoS Mitigation
3 7 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (14.29%) Load Balancing
5 4 (11.43%) Information Security
5 4 (11.43%) Kalman Filter
6 3 (8.57%) Capacity Management
6 3 (8.57%) Time Management
6 3 (8.57%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (8.57%) Network Planning
6 3 (8.57%) Service Delivery
7 2 (5.71%) Change Management
7 2 (5.71%) Disaster Recovery
7 2 (5.71%) Project Management
7 2 (5.71%) ITIL
7 2 (5.71%) Content Management
7 2 (5.71%) SOA
7 2 (5.71%) Load Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (11.43%) Java
2 1 (2.86%) JavaScript
2 1 (2.86%) Jython
2 1 (2.86%) Korn
2 1 (2.86%) C#
Qualifications
1 15 (42.86%) Cisco Certification
1 15 (42.86%) Security Cleared
2 10 (28.57%) CCNA
3 4 (11.43%) Degree
3 4 (11.43%) SC Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) DV Cleared
3 4 (11.43%) CCNP
4 3 (8.57%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (8.57%) JNCIE
4 3 (8.57%) CISSP
4 3 (8.57%) MCSE
4 3 (8.57%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (17.14%) QA
System Software
1 9 (25.71%) VMware ESXi
2 8 (22.86%) VirtualBox
2 8 (22.86%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) Varnish
4 1 (2.86%) NFS
4 1 (2.86%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.86%) Firmware
4 1 (2.86%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (25.71%) Puppet
2 8 (22.86%) Nmap
3 2 (5.71%) Ansible
4 1 (2.86%) WSUS
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) Cisco
2 7 (20.00%) Juniper
3 5 (14.29%) Citrix
4 4 (11.43%) Intel
4 4 (11.43%) Oracle
4 4 (11.43%) Remedy
4 4 (11.43%) McAfee
4 4 (11.43%) Blue Coat
4 4 (11.43%) IronPort
4 4 (11.43%) F5
5 3 (8.57%) NetQoS
6 2 (5.71%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.71%) IBM
7 1 (2.86%) Microsoft
7 1 (2.86%) Dell
7 1 (2.86%) SAP
7 1 (2.86%) Siebel
7 1 (2.86%) VMware