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 12 February 2016 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
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 137 133 122
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -11
Contract jobs citing SSL 7 16 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.23% 0.50% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.70% 3.77% 2.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 4
Average daily rate £550 £425 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+29.41% +19.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £393 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £696 £450 £533
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £378 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £17.11 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+148.39% -61.97%
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
412 424 347
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.83% 13.15% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 268 215 171
Average daily rate £351 £375 £327
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.53% +14.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £495 £455
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 36 17
Average hourly rate £27.50 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.58% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.15 £13.90 £9.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.50 £44.00 £30.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 12 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the South West region over the 3 months to 12 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Wiltshire -2 4 - - 4
Bristol -2 2 £506 +12.50% 1
Somerset - 1 £733 -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 15 (57.69%) TCP/IP
2 13 (50.00%) Configuration Management
3 12 (46.15%) Linux
4 10 (38.46%) Java
4 10 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (38.46%) Puppet
4 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
4 10 (38.46%) DevOps
5 9 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
5 9 (34.62%) VMware
5 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
5 9 (34.62%) HTTP
6 8 (30.77%) VPN
6 8 (30.77%) Open Source
6 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
6 8 (30.77%) nginx
7 7 (26.92%) Ansible
7 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
7 7 (26.92%) DHCP
7 7 (26.92%) Nagios
7 7 (26.92%) .NET
7 7 (26.92%) Web Services
7 7 (26.92%) IPsec
8 6 (23.08%) Wireless
8 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
8 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
8 6 (23.08%) J2EE
8 6 (23.08%) LAN
8 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
8 6 (23.08%) DNS

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, 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 8 (30.77%) nginx
2 5 (19.23%) OpenStack
3 4 (15.38%) Apache
3 4 (15.38%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (15.38%) Tomcat
3 4 (15.38%) WebSphere
4 2 (7.69%) IIS
4 2 (7.69%) Jetty
4 2 (7.69%) Node.js
4 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (3.85%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (7.69%) MS PowerPoint
1 2 (7.69%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.85%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 9 (34.62%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.69%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (7.69%) Google App Engine
2 2 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.85%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) TCP/IP
2 9 (34.62%) HTTP
3 8 (30.77%) VPN
4 7 (26.92%) DHCP
4 7 (26.92%) IPsec
5 6 (23.08%) DNS
5 6 (23.08%) LAN
5 6 (23.08%) Wireless
6 5 (19.23%) Firewall
6 5 (19.23%) HTTPS
7 4 (15.38%) BGP
7 4 (15.38%) Cisco ISE
7 4 (15.38%) Ethernet
7 4 (15.38%) HSRP
7 4 (15.38%) MPLS
7 4 (15.38%) OSPF
7 4 (15.38%) VRRP
8 3 (11.54%) GLBP
8 3 (11.54%) Junos
8 3 (11.54%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (23.08%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (15.38%) Redis
3 3 (11.54%) MongoDB
4 2 (7.69%) DB2
5 1 (3.85%) MySQL
5 1 (3.85%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.85%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
2 5 (19.23%) Subversion
General
1 2 (7.69%) Multimedia
2 1 (3.85%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (11.54%) .NET Developer
1 3 (11.54%) Architect
1 3 (11.54%) Developer
1 3 (11.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
1 3 (11.54%) Security Architect
2 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) Network Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) Operations Engineer
2 2 (7.69%) Web Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Administrator
3 1 (3.85%) Cisco Security Architect
3 1 (3.85%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (3.85%) Juniper Architect
3 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Network Infrastructure Specialist
3 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) VMware Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Engineer
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
1 7 (26.92%) Web Services
2 6 (23.08%) J2EE
3 4 (15.38%) Middleware
3 4 (15.38%) RabbitMQ
4 3 (11.54%) .NET Framework
4 3 (11.54%) 802.1X
4 3 (11.54%) Ajax
4 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET
4 3 (11.54%) CSS
4 3 (11.54%) HTML
4 3 (11.54%) JSON
4 3 (11.54%) SOAP
4 3 (11.54%) UDDI
4 3 (11.54%) WCF
4 3 (11.54%) WinForms
4 3 (11.54%) WPF
4 3 (11.54%) WSDL
4 3 (11.54%) XHTML
4 3 (11.54%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (26.92%) Data Centre
2 6 (23.08%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Computer Science
4 2 (7.69%) Management Information System
5 1 (3.85%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (46.15%) Linux
2 4 (15.38%) CentOS
2 4 (15.38%) Fedora
2 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 4 (15.38%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 10 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (38.46%) DevOps
3 9 (34.62%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (30.77%) Open Source
5 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
6 5 (19.23%) Coaching
7 4 (15.38%) ITIL
8 3 (11.54%) High Availability
8 3 (11.54%) Information Security
8 3 (11.54%) Kalman Filter
8 3 (11.54%) Mentoring
8 3 (11.54%) UML
8 3 (11.54%) Web Development
9 2 (7.69%) BPMN
9 2 (7.69%) Capacity Management
9 2 (7.69%) Disaster Recovery
9 2 (7.69%) Network Management
9 2 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
9 2 (7.69%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (38.46%) Java
2 5 (19.23%) Python
2 5 (19.23%) Ruby
3 3 (11.54%) C#
3 3 (11.54%) JavaScript
4 2 (7.69%) Jython
4 2 (7.69%) Korn
Qualifications
1 6 (23.08%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (15.38%) CCIE
3 3 (11.54%) CISSP
3 3 (11.54%) Degree
3 3 (11.54%) JNCIE
3 3 (11.54%) Security Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) CCDA
4 1 (3.85%) CCDP
4 1 (3.85%) CCNP
4 1 (3.85%) DV Cleared
4 1 (3.85%) MCP
4 1 (3.85%) MCSE
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (19.23%) KVM
2 5 (19.23%) VMware ESXi
3 2 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (7.69%) ISA Server
3 2 (7.69%) vCloud
3 2 (7.69%) Xen
4 1 (3.85%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (38.46%) Puppet
2 7 (26.92%) Ansible
2 7 (26.92%) Nagios
3 6 (23.08%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (19.23%) Ganglia
4 5 (19.23%) Graphite
4 5 (19.23%) Kibana
4 5 (19.23%) Riemann
5 2 (7.69%) logstash
5 2 (7.69%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 9 (34.62%) VMware
2 6 (23.08%) Cisco
3 4 (15.38%) F5
3 4 (15.38%) Intel
3 4 (15.38%) Intel Security
3 4 (15.38%) IronPort
3 4 (15.38%) Juniper
3 4 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (15.38%) Red Hat
4 3 (11.54%) Blue Coat
4 3 (11.54%) Remedy
5 2 (7.69%) Google
5 2 (7.69%) IBM