The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 245 324 330
Rank change year-on-year
+79 +6
Contract jobs citing SSL 536 373 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.99% 0.65% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.11% 4.69% 4.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 198 183
Median daily rate £430 £413 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.18% +6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £400 £365
% change year-on-year
-2.87% +9.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 5
Median hourly rate £38.50 £40.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.75% +60.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £35.40 £16.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.30 £62.50 £41.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-2.53% +58.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8772 7949 7641
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.24% 13.93% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 5364 4556 4058
Median daily rate £400 £375 £351
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +6.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £331
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +5.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 434 496 440
Median hourly rate £29.00 £20.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+41.46% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SSL
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSL within the UK.

SSL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 2016.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSL within the UK.

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

SSL
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the UK over the 3 months to 28 July 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
England +52 467 £441 +4.43% 75
London +13 186 £485 +14.11% 27
South East +48 108 £400 - 19
Scotland +44 51 £330 -20.00% 2
Hampshire +17 39 £330 -15.92% 7
North West +14 37 £375 +7.14% 10
Surrey +18 31 £438 +9.37% 5
North East -8 31 £325 -7.14%
City of London +26 28 £500 +12.35% 7
Yorkshire +6 28 £425 +25.92% 3
South West +8 27 £400 -11.11% 6
Tyne and Wear -30 25 £325 -7.14%
Newcastle upon Tyne -27 24 £325 -7.14%
West Midlands -16 23 £436 +45.41% 2
Manchester +8 20 £375 +25.00% 5
Edinburgh +18 18 £355 - 1
East of England +13 16 £388 -13.88% 7
Berkshire -1 15 £353 -21.66% 3
West Yorkshire -3 14 £413 +50.00% 3
Erskine - 14 £275 -
Renfrewshire - 14 £275 -
Milton Keynes +29 13 £425 +6.25% 1
Buckinghamshire +19 13 £425 +6.25% 3
Westminster - 13 £525 -
Cheshire +7 12 £400 -13.51% 2
Wales +18 11 £456 +30.35% 2
Glasgow +14 11 £288 -30.30%
Wiltshire +6 11 £315 -10.00%
East Midlands +3 11 £615 +76.21% 1
Birmingham -2 11 £350 - 2

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 with a requirement for SSL.

1 486 (47.65%) Linux
2 326 (31.96%) Firewall
3 325 (31.86%) DNS
4 314 (30.78%) TCP/IP
5 306 (30.00%) HTTP
6 284 (27.84%) Windows
7 261 (25.59%) Java
8 243 (23.82%) ITIL
9 223 (21.86%) Unix
10 220 (21.57%) Cisco
11 206 (20.20%) Microsoft
12 189 (18.53%) Security Cleared
13 183 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
14 181 (17.75%) VPN
15 168 (16.47%) DevOps
16 166 (16.27%) Puppet
17 164 (16.08%) IBM
18 163 (15.98%) WebSphere
19 159 (15.59%) Apache
19 159 (15.59%) Internet
19 159 (15.59%) Configuration Management
20 157 (15.39%) VMware
21 155 (15.20%) Oracle
22 147 (14.41%) SQL
22 147 (14.41%) SC Cleared
23 146 (14.31%) Load Balancing
24 141 (13.82%) Active Directory
25 138 (13.53%) Perl
26 133 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
27 129 (12.65%) XML

SSL
Top Related IT Skills 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
1 163 (15.98%) WebSphere
2 159 (15.59%) Apache
3 123 (12.06%) IIS
4 95 (9.31%) WebSphere Application Server
5 88 (8.63%) JBoss
6 80 (7.84%) Tomcat
7 61 (5.98%) WebLogic
8 40 (3.92%) SharePoint
9 38 (3.73%) nginx
10 37 (3.63%) OpenStack
11 36 (3.53%) IBM HTTP Server
12 24 (2.35%) MQSeries
13 20 (1.96%) Confluence
14 17 (1.67%) AquaLogic
14 17 (1.67%) MS Exchange
14 17 (1.67%) Oracle Application Server
14 17 (1.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 17 (1.67%) Tuxedo
15 15 (1.47%) Skype for Business
16 13 (1.27%) Jetty
Applications
1 74 (7.25%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.86%) MS Office
3 8 (0.78%) ProjectWise
4 6 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.39%) HipChat
5 4 (0.39%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.29%) MS Project
7 1 (0.098%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.098%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 17 (1.67%) OpenText MBPM
2 10 (0.98%) RMDS
3 8 (0.78%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 5 (0.49%) BusinessWorks
4 5 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 4 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.20%) Documaker
6 2 (0.20%) Infor M3
6 2 (0.20%) Oracle FAH
6 2 (0.20%) SAP R/3
7 1 (0.098%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.098%) Movex
7 1 (0.098%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.098%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.098%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 122 (11.96%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (4.90%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (2.84%) Amazon EC2
3 29 (2.84%) Cloud Computing
4 28 (2.75%) IaaS
5 22 (2.16%) PaaS
6 20 (1.96%) Google Cloud Platform
7 19 (1.86%) GitHub
8 18 (1.76%) Google App Engine
9 14 (1.37%) SaaS
10 13 (1.27%) Amazon S3
11 8 (0.78%) Office 365
12 7 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
12 7 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
13 6 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
13 6 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 5 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 5 (0.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
15 4 (0.39%) OpenShift
16 3 (0.29%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 326 (31.96%) Firewall
2 325 (31.86%) DNS
3 314 (30.78%) TCP/IP
4 306 (30.00%) HTTP
5 181 (17.75%) VPN
6 159 (15.59%) Internet
7 123 (12.06%) WAN
8 122 (11.96%) Network Security
9 115 (11.27%) IPsec
10 114 (11.18%) LAN
11 84 (8.24%) DHCP
12 73 (7.16%) Wireless
13 72 (7.06%) LDAP
13 72 (7.06%) SNMP
14 71 (6.96%) Cisco ASA
14 71 (6.96%) FTP
15 63 (6.18%) SSH
16 56 (5.49%) Cisco Nexus
17 53 (5.20%) BGP
18 51 (5.00%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (8.53%) SQL Server
2 80 (7.84%) PostgreSQL
3 74 (7.25%) MySQL
4 63 (6.18%) MongoDB
5 58 (5.69%) Relational Database
6 34 (3.33%) Redis
7 29 (2.84%) DB2
8 25 (2.45%) Oracle Database
9 23 (2.25%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.57%) BusinessObjects
10 16 (1.57%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
12 11 (1.08%) Oracle BI EE
13 5 (0.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (0.49%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.39%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.39%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.29%) Infinispan
16 2 (0.20%) MaxDB
16 2 (0.20%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 116 (11.37%) Jenkins
2 78 (7.65%) Git (software)
3 43 (4.22%) Maven
4 35 (3.43%) Visual Studio
5 34 (3.33%) JIRA
6 33 (3.24%) Introscope
7 31 (3.04%) Eclipse
8 28 (2.75%) Subversion
9 24 (2.35%) Travis CI
10 22 (2.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 20 (1.96%) Bitbucket
11 20 (1.96%) Vagrant
12 18 (1.76%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (1.27%) Artifactory
13 13 (1.27%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (1.18%) Gradle
14 12 (1.18%) SoapUI
15 11 (1.08%) JUnit
15 11 (1.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
16 10 (0.98%) GitLab
General
1 128 (12.55%) Finance
2 35 (3.43%) Retail
3 31 (3.04%) Banking
4 21 (2.06%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.37%) Publishing
6 10 (0.98%) Legal
6 10 (0.98%) Marketing
7 8 (0.78%) Law
7 8 (0.78%) Local Government
7 8 (0.78%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.69%) French Language
8 7 (0.69%) German Language
9 6 (0.59%) Electronics
9 6 (0.59%) Italian Language
9 6 (0.59%) Turkish Language
10 5 (0.49%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.39%) Front Office
11 4 (0.39%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.29%) Billing
12 3 (0.29%) Games
Job Titles
1 133 (13.04%) Developer
2 97 (9.51%) Network Engineer
3 96 (9.41%) Administrator
3 96 (9.41%) DevOps Engineer
4 85 (8.33%) Analyst
5 75 (7.35%) Architect
6 65 (6.37%) Consultant
7 37 (3.63%) WebSphere Administrator
8 35 (3.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 33 (3.24%) Security Engineer
10 32 (3.14%) Java Developer
10 32 (3.14%) Linux Engineer
10 32 (3.14%) Security Analyst
11 29 (2.84%) Security Architect
11 29 (2.84%) Support Engineer
12 28 (2.75%) Cloud Engineer
13 25 (2.45%) Systems Administrator
13 25 (2.45%) Technical Leader
14 23 (2.25%) Network Analyst
15 22 (2.16%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 129 (12.65%) XML
2 122 (11.96%) Web Services
3 109 (10.69%) Middleware
4 91 (8.92%) .NET
5 81 (7.94%) J2EE
6 80 (7.84%) SOAP
7 69 (6.76%) HTML
7 69 (6.76%) REST
8 54 (5.29%) JSON
9 52 (5.10%) Node.js
10 50 (4.90%) WebSphere MQ
11 47 (4.61%) IBM Integration Bus
12 40 (3.92%) CSS
13 38 (3.73%) LAMP
14 35 (3.43%) RESTful
15 31 (3.04%) JDBC
16 27 (2.65%) ASP.NET
17 26 (2.55%) SAML
18 25 (2.45%) Regular Expression
18 25 (2.45%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 119 (11.67%) PKI
2 100 (9.80%) Data Centre
3 66 (6.47%) DataPower
4 59 (5.78%) Analytical Skills
5 57 (5.59%) Cryptography
6 43 (4.22%) Clustering
7 42 (4.12%) Algorithms
8 33 (3.24%) Management Information System
9 27 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (2.16%) Computer Science
11 20 (1.96%) RSA SecurID
12 16 (1.57%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 16 (1.57%) Smart Meter
13 13 (1.27%) Client/Server
13 13 (1.27%) Device Driver
14 12 (1.18%) EMC VNX
15 10 (0.98%) Private Cloud
16 8 (0.78%) Virtual Team
17 7 (0.69%) iSeries
17 7 (0.69%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 486 (47.65%) Linux
2 284 (27.84%) Windows
3 223 (21.86%) Unix
4 133 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 103 (10.10%) AIX
6 80 (7.84%) Windows Server
7 46 (4.51%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 42 (4.12%) Solaris
9 32 (3.14%) Windows Server 2012
10 28 (2.75%) SUSE
11 23 (2.25%) Oracle Linux
12 20 (1.96%) CentOS
13 18 (1.76%) Apple iOS
13 18 (1.76%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (1.67%) OS/390
14 17 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (1.37%) CoreOS
15 14 (1.37%) Windows 8
16 13 (1.27%) RancherOS
17 12 (1.18%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 243 (23.82%) ITIL
2 183 (17.94%) Agile Software Development
3 168 (16.47%) DevOps
4 159 (15.59%) Configuration Management
5 146 (14.31%) Load Balancing
6 98 (9.61%) Continuous Integration
7 94 (9.22%) Open Source
8 88 (8.63%) Change Management
9 84 (8.24%) Migration
10 58 (5.69%) Service Delivery
11 48 (4.71%) High Availability
12 47 (4.61%) Information Security
13 45 (4.41%) Problem Management
13 45 (4.41%) Project Management
14 44 (4.31%) Software Delivery
15 43 (4.22%) Software Engineering
16 42 (4.12%) Change Control
16 42 (4.12%) Continuous Improvement
16 42 (4.12%) Disaster Recovery
17 41 (4.02%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 261 (25.59%) Java
2 147 (14.41%) SQL
3 138 (13.53%) Perl
4 124 (12.16%) Python
5 99 (9.71%) PowerShell
6 83 (8.14%) Bash Shell
7 81 (7.94%) JavaScript
8 79 (7.75%) Shell Script
9 58 (5.69%) C#
9 58 (5.69%) Ruby
10 39 (3.82%) C++
11 36 (3.53%) Jython
12 35 (3.43%) PHP
13 30 (2.94%) C
14 29 (2.84%) Go
15 23 (2.25%) Scala
16 21 (2.06%) Korn
17 16 (1.57%) T-SQL
18 14 (1.37%) VB.NET
19 13 (1.27%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 189 (18.53%) Security Cleared
2 147 (14.41%) SC Cleared
3 80 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (5.49%) Degree
5 55 (5.39%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (4.02%) CCNP
7 38 (3.73%) CISSP
8 37 (3.63%) CCNA
9 30 (2.94%) ITIL Certification
10 25 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
11 18 (1.76%) MCSA
12 17 (1.67%) CISM
12 17 (1.67%) MCSE
12 17 (1.67%) MCTS
13 16 (1.57%) CISMP
13 16 (1.57%) MCSD
14 13 (1.27%) CCIE
15 12 (1.18%) CCSE
15 12 (1.18%) ISSAP
16 11 (1.08%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.16%) Disclosure Scotland
2 17 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 14 (1.37%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 12 (1.18%) FIPS 140-2
5 11 (1.08%) QA
6 6 (0.59%) SLA
7 4 (0.39%) COBIT
7 4 (0.39%) COSO
7 4 (0.39%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.20%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.098%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 141 (13.82%) Active Directory
2 85 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
3 60 (5.88%) Docker
4 35 (3.43%) Firmware
5 27 (2.65%) Virtual Machines
5 27 (2.65%) Xen
6 26 (2.55%) vSphere
7 21 (2.06%) UAG
7 21 (2.06%) vCloud
8 15 (1.47%) etcd
8 15 (1.47%) flannel
9 13 (1.27%) KVM
9 13 (1.27%) Sendmail
10 11 (1.08%) VMware ESX
10 11 (1.08%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
11 9 (0.88%) ProxySG
11 9 (0.88%) Virtual Servers
12 8 (0.78%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 6 (0.59%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 166 (16.27%) Puppet
2 88 (8.63%) Opscode Chef
3 66 (6.47%) Ansible
4 50 (4.90%) SCCM
5 37 (3.63%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 24 (2.35%) Nagios
7 20 (1.96%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 19 (1.86%) Kubernetes
9 18 (1.76%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 16 (1.57%) Marathon
10 16 (1.57%) Mesos
11 15 (1.47%) CA Wily
11 15 (1.47%) Graphite
11 15 (1.47%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 15 (1.47%) logstash
11 15 (1.47%) Salt
12 14 (1.37%) Terraform
12 14 (1.37%) Tivoli
13 13 (1.27%) Grafana
13 13 (1.27%) Rancher
Vendors
1 220 (21.57%) Cisco
2 206 (20.20%) Microsoft
3 164 (16.08%) IBM
4 157 (15.39%) VMware
5 155 (15.20%) Oracle
6 124 (12.16%) CheckPoint
7 100 (9.80%) F5
8 83 (8.14%) Red Hat
9 80 (7.84%) Juniper
10 71 (6.96%) Citrix
11 58 (5.69%) Palo Alto
12 56 (5.49%) HP
13 47 (4.61%) Blue Coat
14 33 (3.24%) Sun
15 28 (2.75%) webMethods
16 25 (2.45%) EMC
17 24 (2.35%) Axway
17 24 (2.35%) Google
18 23 (2.25%) ATG
19 21 (2.06%) Dell
London
onezeero.
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Methods Professional Services Limited
Posted: 14 hours ago
City, London
Spring Technology
Posted: 14 hours ago
Hampshire
Stott & May
Rate: £490 - £510 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Clydebank, Dunbartonshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: market rates
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £525 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Hydrogen
Posted: 6 days ago
Wakefield, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Austin Fraser
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
North London
Sage UK Limited
Rate: + Competitive Benefits
Posted: 21 days ago