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 6 December 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
6 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 288 291 324
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +33
Contract jobs citing SSL 392 428 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.77% 0.78% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.07% 5.46% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 267 247 206
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £294 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 13 8
Median hourly rate £14.88 £39.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.85% +4.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.13 £26.80 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.81 £45.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £39.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-61.85% +15.55%

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
7730 7836 8196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.19% 14.32% 14.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 4659 4601 4680
Median daily rate £400 £398 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +11.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 396 475 442
Median hourly rate £28.00 £22.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.44% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.25 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £22.69
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -0.83%

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 6 December 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL within the UK over the 3 months to 6 December 2016.

SSL Hourly Rate Histogram 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 6 December 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 +5 370 £425 -5.55% 58
London +3 154 £450 -3.22% 26
South East +6 79 £362 -8.35% 7
City of London +22 34 £425 -20.93% 5
East of England 0 30 £480 -4.00% 8
North East -21 30 £350 +12.90%
Hampshire +10 29 £345 +1.92% 3
Tyne and Wear -23 26 £343 +10.48%
Newcastle upon Tyne -20 25 £345 +10.40%
Scotland -11 20 £340 +10.56% 2
West Midlands -14 20 £500 - 5
Yorkshire +8 19 £450 -8.62% 1
South West +10 18 £438 -10.25% 5
Essex +1 18 £480 -6.34% 3
North West -16 17 £450 +24.13% 6
Birmingham 0 16 £500 - 1
Berkshire 0 13 £350 -20.00% 2
Surrey +24 12 £388 -10.71% 1
Hook +9 12 £333 +5.55%
South Yorkshire -7 10 £550 +15.78%
Sheffield -8 10 £550 +15.78%
Manchester +3 8 £425 +16.43% 4
Southend-on-Sea 0 8 £510 -2.85% 1
West Yorkshire +10 7 £398 -25.42% 1
Erskine -5 7 £331 +17.51%
Renfrewshire -9 7 £331 +17.51%
West Sussex +11 6 £383 -
Cheshire +7 6 £475 +58.33% 1
Oxfordshire +3 6 £300 -
Bracknell +1 6 £350 -

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 December 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.

1 435 (49.83%) Linux
2 307 (35.17%) TCP/IP
3 279 (31.96%) Firewall
4 260 (29.78%) HTTP
5 243 (27.84%) Windows
6 230 (26.35%) Cisco
7 214 (24.51%) Java
8 209 (23.94%) DNS
9 203 (23.25%) Unix
9 203 (23.25%) DevOps
10 191 (21.88%) VPN
11 184 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
12 165 (18.90%) Puppet
13 162 (18.56%) Configuration Management
14 148 (16.95%) VMware
15 146 (16.72%) Jenkins
16 144 (16.49%) Apache
17 143 (16.38%) ITIL
18 141 (16.15%) Python
19 140 (16.04%) Finance
20 137 (15.69%) Microsoft
21 135 (15.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 133 (15.23%) Security Cleared
23 130 (14.89%) Oracle
24 127 (14.55%) Load Balancing
25 125 (14.32%) Amazon AWS
26 122 (13.97%) Perl
27 121 (13.86%) Internet
28 119 (13.63%) WebSphere
28 119 (13.63%) IBM

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
1 144 (16.49%) Apache
2 119 (13.63%) WebSphere
3 95 (10.88%) IIS
4 74 (8.48%) Tomcat
5 66 (7.56%) WebSphere Application Server
6 63 (7.22%) JBoss
7 50 (5.73%) nginx
8 38 (4.35%) OpenStack
9 36 (4.12%) WebLogic
10 25 (2.86%) Confluence
11 19 (2.18%) Elasticsearch
12 17 (1.95%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 16 (1.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 15 (1.72%) IBM HTTP Server
14 15 (1.72%) MQSeries
14 15 (1.72%) MS Exchange
15 12 (1.37%) Skype for Business
16 11 (1.26%) AquaLogic
16 11 (1.26%) Oracle Application Server
16 11 (1.26%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 36 (4.12%) MS Excel
2 16 (1.83%) MS Office
3 6 (0.69%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.69%) Spreadsheet
4 4 (0.46%) MS Project
5 2 (0.23%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.23%) MS PowerPoint
6 1 (0.11%) HipChat
6 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
6 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 11 (1.26%) OpenText MBPM
2 10 (1.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 10 (1.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 5 (0.57%) Infor M3
4 3 (0.34%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.23%) Documaker
5 2 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.11%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.11%) Movex
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.11%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.11%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 125 (14.32%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.58%) GitHub
2 40 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 27 (3.09%) Amazon EC2
4 26 (2.98%) PaaS
5 23 (2.63%) IaaS
6 15 (1.72%) Amazon S3
6 15 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 14 (1.60%) Route 53
8 12 (1.37%) AWS CloudFormation
9 11 (1.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
9 11 (1.26%) AWS Lambda
10 10 (1.15%) Amazon ELB
10 10 (1.15%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.15%) Google App Engine
10 10 (1.15%) Google Cloud Platform
10 10 (1.15%) SaaS
11 7 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
12 6 (0.69%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 6 (0.69%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 307 (35.17%) TCP/IP
2 279 (31.96%) Firewall
3 260 (29.78%) HTTP
4 209 (23.94%) DNS
5 191 (21.88%) VPN
6 121 (13.86%) Internet
7 112 (12.83%) IPsec
8 111 (12.71%) LAN
8 111 (12.71%) WAN
9 109 (12.49%) Cisco ASA
10 107 (12.26%) Network Security
11 75 (8.59%) LDAP
12 73 (8.36%) Wireless
13 71 (8.13%) OSPF
14 68 (7.79%) BGP
15 62 (7.10%) Cisco Nexus
16 61 (6.99%) HTTPS
16 61 (6.99%) SSH
17 55 (6.30%) SNMP
18 54 (6.19%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (11.68%) PostgreSQL
2 82 (9.39%) MySQL
3 75 (8.59%) MongoDB
4 74 (8.48%) SQL Server
5 34 (3.89%) Redis
6 31 (3.55%) Oracle Database
7 30 (3.44%) Relational Database
8 16 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
9 15 (1.72%) BusinessObjects
10 14 (1.60%) NoSQL
11 13 (1.49%) Amazon RDS
11 13 (1.49%) Oracle Database 12c
12 12 (1.37%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (1.15%) DB2
14 8 (0.92%) Apache Cassandra
14 8 (0.92%) Oracle Database 11g
15 6 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.57%) SQL Server 2005
17 4 (0.46%) Oracle BI EE
17 4 (0.46%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 146 (16.72%) Jenkins
2 105 (12.03%) Git (software)
3 58 (6.64%) Subversion
4 45 (5.15%) Vagrant
5 31 (3.55%) Bitbucket
6 30 (3.44%) JIRA
7 20 (2.29%) Maven
8 17 (1.95%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 17 (1.95%) Sonatype Nexus
9 12 (1.37%) ClearCase
9 12 (1.37%) Travis CI
10 11 (1.26%) Grunt
11 10 (1.15%) GitLab
11 10 (1.15%) gulp
11 10 (1.15%) Selenium
11 10 (1.15%) Visual Studio
12 9 (1.03%) Artifactory
12 9 (1.03%) Bower
12 9 (1.03%) Bundler
12 9 (1.03%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 140 (16.04%) Finance
2 42 (4.81%) Banking
3 23 (2.63%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.29%) Retail
5 15 (1.72%) Marketing
6 12 (1.37%) Legal
6 12 (1.37%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.15%) Electronics
8 9 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.03%) Law
9 7 (0.80%) German Language
9 7 (0.80%) Publishing
10 6 (0.69%) French Language
10 6 (0.69%) Games
10 6 (0.69%) Italian Language
10 6 (0.69%) Turkish Language
11 3 (0.34%) Billing
12 2 (0.23%) Advertising
12 2 (0.23%) Investment Banking
12 2 (0.23%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 120 (13.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 108 (12.37%) Network Engineer
3 77 (8.82%) Administrator
4 75 (8.59%) Developer
5 52 (5.96%) Consultant
6 46 (5.27%) Linux Engineer
6 46 (5.27%) Security Engineer
7 41 (4.70%) Analyst
8 40 (4.58%) Architect
8 40 (4.58%) Cisco Engineer
9 37 (4.24%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 36 (4.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 34 (3.89%) Network Security Engineer
12 31 (3.55%) Support Engineer
13 28 (3.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 27 (3.09%) AWS Engineer
15 25 (2.86%) AWS DevOps
15 25 (2.86%) WebSphere Administrator
16 20 (2.29%) Cloud Engineer
16 20 (2.29%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (10.65%) Web Services
2 91 (10.42%) Middleware
3 77 (8.82%) J2EE
4 50 (5.73%) HTML
5 48 (5.50%) REST
5 48 (5.50%) SOAP
6 44 (5.04%) Node.js
6 44 (5.04%) XML
7 39 (4.47%) JSON
8 38 (4.35%) CSS
9 37 (4.24%) WebSphere MQ
10 32 (3.67%) IBM Integration Bus
11 31 (3.55%) .NET
11 31 (3.55%) 802.1X
12 25 (2.86%) ELK Stack
12 25 (2.86%) LAMP
13 23 (2.63%) LEMP Stack
14 21 (2.41%) JDBC
14 21 (2.41%) XSLT
15 19 (2.18%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 107 (12.26%) Data Centre
2 59 (6.76%) DataPower
3 55 (6.30%) Analytical Skills
4 54 (6.19%) Clustering
5 50 (5.73%) PKI
6 40 (4.58%) Enterprise Software
7 32 (3.67%) Computer Science
8 25 (2.86%) Management Information System
9 16 (1.83%) Device Driver
10 14 (1.60%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.60%) Private Cloud
11 12 (1.37%) EMC VNX
12 10 (1.15%) Algorithms
12 10 (1.15%) Cryptography
12 10 (1.15%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 9 (1.03%) Hedge funds
13 9 (1.03%) Wiki
14 8 (0.92%) Internet of Things
14 8 (0.92%) RSA SecurID
15 7 (0.80%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 435 (49.83%) Linux
2 243 (27.84%) Windows
3 203 (23.25%) Unix
4 135 (15.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 86 (9.85%) AIX
6 65 (7.45%) Windows Server
7 38 (4.35%) Solaris
8 33 (3.78%) CentOS
9 31 (3.55%) CoreOS
9 31 (3.55%) SUSE
9 31 (3.55%) Windows Server 2008
10 27 (3.09%) RancherOS
11 25 (2.86%) Ubuntu
12 23 (2.63%) Oracle Linux
13 20 (2.29%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (2.18%) Windows 7
15 13 (1.49%) OS/390
15 13 (1.49%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 13 (1.49%) Windows 10
16 12 (1.37%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 203 (23.25%) DevOps
2 184 (21.08%) Agile Software Development
3 162 (18.56%) Configuration Management
4 143 (16.38%) ITIL
5 127 (14.55%) Load Balancing
6 107 (12.26%) Open Source
7 96 (11.00%) Continuous Integration
8 69 (7.90%) Change Management
9 60 (6.87%) High Availability
10 53 (6.07%) Information Security
11 47 (5.38%) Service Delivery
12 46 (5.27%) Migration
13 42 (4.81%) Service Management
14 39 (4.47%) Software Engineering
15 38 (4.35%) Problem Management
15 38 (4.35%) SOA
15 38 (4.35%) Software Delivery
16 37 (4.24%) Continuous Delivery
17 35 (4.01%) Scrum
18 32 (3.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 214 (24.51%) Java
2 141 (16.15%) Python
3 122 (13.97%) Perl
4 93 (10.65%) Ruby
5 78 (8.93%) Bash Shell
6 76 (8.71%) Shell Script
7 73 (8.36%) SQL
8 65 (7.45%) PowerShell
9 50 (5.73%) C
10 49 (5.61%) Go
11 45 (5.15%) JavaScript
12 43 (4.93%) PHP
13 40 (4.58%) C++
14 24 (2.75%) Jython
14 24 (2.75%) Korn
15 16 (1.83%) Scala
16 13 (1.49%) C#
17 7 (0.80%) XPath
18 6 (0.69%) PL/SQL
18 6 (0.69%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 133 (15.23%) Security Cleared
2 114 (13.06%) SC Cleared
3 71 (8.13%) Cisco Certification
4 70 (8.02%) Degree
5 52 (5.96%) CCNP
6 32 (3.67%) CISSP
6 32 (3.67%) Microsoft Certification
7 28 (3.21%) ITIL Certification
8 23 (2.63%) CCNA
9 16 (1.83%) CCSE
10 15 (1.72%) CCIE
11 13 (1.49%) Check Point Certification
12 11 (1.26%) BPSS Clearance
12 11 (1.26%) MCP
12 11 (1.26%) MCSA
12 11 (1.26%) MCTS
13 9 (1.03%) CCVP
13 9 (1.03%) CISM
14 7 (0.80%) CCSA
14 7 (0.80%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.98%) PCI DSS
2 12 (1.37%) QA
3 10 (1.15%) Disclosure Scotland
4 9 (1.03%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.80%) SLA
6 5 (0.57%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 4 (0.46%) COBIT
7 4 (0.46%) COSO
7 4 (0.46%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.46%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.11%) SEPA
System Software
1 98 (11.23%) VMware Infrastructure
2 91 (10.42%) Active Directory
3 85 (9.74%) Docker
4 36 (4.12%) Firmware
5 33 (3.78%) vSphere
6 27 (3.09%) etcd
6 27 (3.09%) flannel
7 25 (2.86%) vCloud
8 19 (2.18%) Virtual Machines
8 19 (2.18%) Xen
9 16 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
10 13 (1.49%) VirtualBox
11 12 (1.37%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 12 (1.37%) Veritas Cluster Server
12 11 (1.26%) VMware ESX
13 10 (1.15%) NFS
14 9 (1.03%) ProxySG
15 8 (0.92%) KVM
15 8 (0.92%) Oracle RAC
16 7 (0.80%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 165 (18.90%) Puppet
2 110 (12.60%) Opscode Chef
3 66 (7.56%) Ansible
4 38 (4.35%) SCCM
5 36 (4.12%) Salt
6 34 (3.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 32 (3.67%) Kubernetes
8 28 (3.21%) Consul
8 28 (3.21%) Network Intrusion Detection System
9 27 (3.09%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 27 (3.09%) Marathon
9 27 (3.09%) Mesos
9 27 (3.09%) Rancher
10 22 (2.52%) Tivoli
11 21 (2.41%) Kibana
12 20 (2.29%) logstash
13 18 (2.06%) Terraform
14 14 (1.60%) Grafana
15 13 (1.49%) Nexpose
16 12 (1.37%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 230 (26.35%) Cisco
2 148 (16.95%) VMware
3 137 (15.69%) Microsoft
4 130 (14.89%) Oracle
5 119 (13.63%) IBM
6 103 (11.80%) Juniper
7 92 (10.54%) CheckPoint
8 82 (9.39%) Red Hat
9 80 (9.16%) F5
10 58 (6.64%) HP
11 49 (5.61%) Palo Alto
12 37 (4.24%) Blue Coat
13 33 (3.78%) Citrix
14 28 (3.21%) Rackspace
15 27 (3.09%) Sun
16 26 (2.98%) Intel Security
16 26 (2.98%) Symantec
17 25 (2.86%) Dell
18 24 (2.75%) Sourcefire
19 21 (2.41%) Axway
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