The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the South West region.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 125 109 128
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +19
Contract jobs citing SSL 14 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.46% 0.19% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.37% 1.37% 0.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 3
Average daily rate
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£383 £330 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.90% -18.01%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £296 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £368 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £365
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -10.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £20.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-21.25% +58.75%
Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
415 292 442
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.69% 13.58% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 247 154 192
Average daily rate £375 £323 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.27% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £198 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 27 54
Average hourly rate £17.50 £19.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.25% -22.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £15.75 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.25 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
SSL
England

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
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 24 July 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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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
Gloucestershire - 14 £383 -
Somerset - - - -
Wiltshire - - - - 1
Bristol - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Dorset - - - - 1
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 29 (93.55%) LDAP
2 18 (58.06%) Linux
3 16 (51.61%) Cisco
3 16 (51.61%) Juniper
3 16 (51.61%) F5
4 14 (45.16%) Zenoss
4 14 (45.16%) LPIC
4 14 (45.16%) Squid
4 14 (45.16%) Load Balancing
4 14 (45.16%) CCENT
4 14 (45.16%) Internet
4 14 (45.16%) SMTP
4 14 (45.16%) HTTP
4 14 (45.16%) DNS
4 14 (45.16%) Perl
4 14 (45.16%) ITIL
5 12 (38.71%) Java
5 12 (38.71%) Oracle
5 12 (38.71%) WebLogic
5 12 (38.71%) Validation
5 12 (38.71%) Configuration Management
5 12 (38.71%) X.509
5 12 (38.71%) Subversion
5 12 (38.71%) Spring
5 12 (38.71%) Jenkins
6 11 (35.48%) Web Services
7 10 (32.26%) qmail
8 9 (29.03%) JAX-WS
8 9 (29.03%) SAML
9 8 (25.81%) Active Directory

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 12 (38.71%) WebLogic
2 8 (25.81%) Confluence
3 4 (12.90%) SharePoint
3 4 (12.90%) IIS
4 3 (9.68%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (93.55%) LDAP
2 14 (45.16%) Internet
2 14 (45.16%) SMTP
2 14 (45.16%) HTTP
2 14 (45.16%) DNS
3 12 (38.71%) X.509
4 5 (16.13%) VPN
5 2 (6.45%) ATM
5 2 (6.45%) ISDN
5 2 (6.45%) LAN
5 2 (6.45%) WAN
5 2 (6.45%) TCP/IP
5 2 (6.45%) Frame Relay
5 2 (6.45%) Wireless
5 2 (6.45%) Firewall
5 2 (6.45%) SONET
5 2 (6.45%) MPLS
5 2 (6.45%) BGP
5 2 (6.45%) DSL
5 2 (6.45%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.23%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 12 (38.71%) Subversion
1 12 (38.71%) Jenkins
2 8 (25.81%) JIRA
3 4 (12.90%) Eclipse
3 4 (12.90%) Ant
3 4 (12.90%) JUnit
3 4 (12.90%) Mockito
3 4 (12.90%) Maven
4 3 (9.68%) Gradle
4 3 (9.68%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
1 1 (3.23%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (45.16%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 14 (45.16%) Linux Administrator
1 14 (45.16%) Systems Administrator
1 14 (45.16%) Administrator
2 11 (35.48%) Developer
3 9 (29.03%) WebLogic Developer
4 7 (22.58%) Designer
4 7 (22.58%) Security Designer
5 6 (19.35%) Oracle Developer
5 6 (19.35%) Senior Developer
5 6 (19.35%) Senior WebLogic Developer
5 6 (19.35%) Consultant
5 6 (19.35%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 5 (16.13%) Senior Designer
7 3 (9.68%) WebLogic Consultant
7 3 (9.68%) ServiceNow Consultant
8 2 (6.45%) Network Supervisor
9 1 (3.23%) UI Developer
9 1 (3.23%) Network Team Leader
9 1 (3.23%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (38.71%) Spring
2 11 (35.48%) Web Services
3 9 (29.03%) JAX-WS
3 9 (29.03%) SAML
4 8 (25.81%) WSDL
5 7 (22.58%) XML
5 7 (22.58%) CSS
6 4 (12.90%) XML Schema
6 4 (12.90%) jQuery
7 3 (9.68%) Spring MVC
7 3 (9.68%) Ajax
7 3 (9.68%) Guice
7 3 (9.68%) HTML
7 3 (9.68%) SOAP
8 1 (3.23%) CSS3
8 1 (3.23%) PowerMock
8 1 (3.23%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (9.68%) CMDB
2 2 (6.45%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) Linux
2 4 (12.90%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (45.16%) Load Balancing
1 14 (45.16%) ITIL
2 12 (38.71%) Validation
2 12 (38.71%) Configuration Management
3 8 (25.81%) Scrum
3 8 (25.81%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (12.90%) Change Management
4 4 (12.90%) Computer Security
4 4 (12.90%) Problem Management
5 3 (9.68%) Release Management
5 3 (9.68%) Knowledge Management
5 3 (9.68%) Incident Management
5 3 (9.68%) Asset Management
5 3 (9.68%) DevOps
5 3 (9.68%) Dependency Injection
5 3 (9.68%) ITSM
5 3 (9.68%) Service Management
5 3 (9.68%) MVC
5 3 (9.68%) Workflow
6 2 (6.45%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Perl
2 12 (38.71%) Java
3 6 (19.35%) JavaScript
4 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
4 3 (9.68%) Python
5 1 (3.23%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 1 (3.23%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (45.16%) LPIC
1 14 (45.16%) CCENT
2 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (6.45%) CCNP
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (45.16%) Squid
2 10 (32.26%) qmail
3 8 (25.81%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.45%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 16 (51.61%) Cisco
1 16 (51.61%) Juniper
1 16 (51.61%) F5
2 12 (38.71%) Oracle
3 3 (9.68%) ServiceNow
4 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat