The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 1 May 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 273 295 393
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +98
Contract jobs citing SSL 478 424 237
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.86% 0.75% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.59% 5.02% 3.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 225 137
Average daily rate £420 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £259 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £338 £389
% change year-on-year
+18.51% -13.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 12 3
Average hourly rate £39.25 £26.00 £15.73
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+50.96% +65.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.70 £16.80 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £58.38 £39.00 £35.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £26.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+50.96% +2.97%

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
8552 8454 7312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.90% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 5174 4601 3863
Average daily rate £388 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+6.61% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 467 403
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.75 £12.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £41.20
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSL within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 May 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 1 May 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the UK over the 3 months to 1 May 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
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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
England +1 415 £425 +13.33% 82
London -40 148 £425 -5.55% 30
South East +25 133 £450 +13.92% 18
Scotland +18 49 £400 +7.02% 4
Berkshire +18 39 £470 +17.50% 5
Surrey 0 37 £500 +20.12% 2
Hampshire +15 35 £350 +9.37% 4
Yorkshire -5 30 £443 +84.37% 4
North West -36 28 £400 +23.07% 6
Reading +13 25 £488 +25.80% 2
North East -15 25 £300 +9.09% 7
West Yorkshire -13 23 £443 +88.29% 1
Leatherhead - 23 £500 -
West Midlands +3 22 £313 -37.18% 5
Tyne and Wear -20 22 £300 +9.09% 5
Newcastle upon Tyne -26 20 £298 +8.18% 5
Buckinghamshire +13 19 £410 +15.49% 5
City of London +9 17 £425 -5.55% 5
Leeds -8 17 £462 +96.59% 1
Renfrewshire -18 15 £318 -8.62% 1
Manchester -24 15 £450 +38.46% 5
Erskine -25 14 £318 -8.62% 1
East of England +15 13 £325 -25.71% 5
Milton Keynes +11 13 £410 +9.33% 2
Edinburgh -3 12 £400 -0.31% 1
South West +8 11 £400 - 7
Glasgow +11 10 £400 +21.21% 1
Inverclyde - 9 £420 -
Cheshire +1 8 £365 +4.28%
Birmingham - 8 £375 - 3

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 405 (45.61%) Linux
2 351 (39.53%) HTTP
3 343 (38.63%) TCP/IP
4 330 (37.16%) DNS
5 255 (28.72%) Firewall
6 238 (26.80%) Java
7 235 (26.46%) Windows
8 214 (24.10%) Unix
9 201 (22.64%) ITIL
10 184 (20.72%) Configuration Management
11 183 (20.61%) Microsoft
12 182 (20.50%) Cisco
13 177 (19.93%) Agile Software Development
14 171 (19.26%) VPN
15 169 (19.03%) Perl
16 160 (18.02%) Security Cleared
17 159 (17.91%) WebSphere
18 155 (17.45%) VMware
18 155 (17.45%) Internet
19 153 (17.23%) Puppet
20 151 (17.00%) Apache
21 147 (16.55%) Oracle
22 145 (16.33%) IBM
23 136 (15.32%) Jenkins
23 136 (15.32%) DevOps
24 135 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
25 131 (14.75%) Web Services
26 129 (14.53%) IPsec
27 128 (14.41%) DHCP
27 128 (14.41%) SC Cleared

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 May 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 159 (17.91%) WebSphere
2 151 (17.00%) Apache
3 114 (12.84%) IIS
4 96 (10.81%) WebSphere Application Server
5 94 (10.59%) Tomcat
6 74 (8.33%) JBoss
7 71 (8.00%) WebLogic
8 55 (6.19%) nginx
9 39 (4.39%) Node.js
10 35 (3.94%) IBM HTTP Server
11 31 (3.49%) Jetty
12 26 (2.93%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 25 (2.82%) OpenStack
14 21 (2.36%) Oracle Application Server
15 17 (1.91%) SharePoint
16 16 (1.80%) Skype for Business
17 15 (1.69%) MQSeries
18 14 (1.58%) CMS
18 14 (1.58%) Confluence
19 12 (1.35%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 44 (4.95%) MS Excel
2 10 (1.13%) ProjectWise
3 9 (1.01%) HipChat
4 6 (0.68%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.56%) MS Office
6 3 (0.34%) MS Project
7 1 (0.11%) Maple
7 1 (0.11%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 9 (1.01%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 9 (1.01%) OpenText MBPM
2 7 (0.79%) RMDS
3 6 (0.68%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.23%) Documaker
5 2 (0.23%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.11%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.11%) Eloqua
6 1 (0.11%) MetaTrader
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.11%) SAP R/3
Cloud Services
1 109 (12.27%) Amazon AWS
2 40 (4.50%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
4 35 (3.94%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (2.82%) Google Cloud Platform
6 23 (2.59%) Google App Engine
7 11 (1.24%) Amazon S3
8 6 (0.68%) IaaS
9 5 (0.56%) Amazon ELB
9 5 (0.56%) SaaS
10 4 (0.45%) OpenShift
11 3 (0.34%) Office 365
11 3 (0.34%) PaaS
12 2 (0.23%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.11%) Azure Active Directory
13 1 (0.11%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 351 (39.53%) HTTP
2 343 (38.63%) TCP/IP
3 330 (37.16%) DNS
4 255 (28.72%) Firewall
5 171 (19.26%) VPN
6 155 (17.45%) Internet
7 129 (14.53%) IPsec
8 128 (14.41%) DHCP
9 125 (14.08%) LAN
10 111 (12.50%) FTP
11 103 (11.60%) WAN
12 80 (9.01%) LDAP
13 75 (8.45%) Network Security
14 74 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
15 72 (8.11%) SSH
16 57 (6.42%) SNMP
17 52 (5.86%) Cisco Nexus
18 50 (5.63%) MPLS
19 49 (5.52%) SAN
20 48 (5.41%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (9.68%) Relational Database
2 68 (7.66%) MongoDB
3 58 (6.53%) MySQL
3 58 (6.53%) SQL Server
4 54 (6.08%) PostgreSQL
5 37 (4.17%) DB2
6 32 (3.60%) Oracle Database
7 28 (3.15%) RDBMS
8 27 (3.04%) Redis
9 26 (2.93%) BusinessObjects
10 21 (2.36%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.35%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (1.24%) PowerCenter
12 11 (1.24%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 10 (1.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.79%) MS Access
14 7 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (0.68%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
15 6 (0.68%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.68%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 136 (15.32%) Jenkins
2 73 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 49 (5.52%) Travis CI
4 38 (4.28%) Maven
4 38 (4.28%) Subversion
5 35 (3.94%) Introscope
6 34 (3.83%) Eclipse
7 29 (3.27%) JIRA
8 26 (2.93%) Visual Studio
9 15 (1.69%) Gradle
9 15 (1.69%) IntelliJ
10 13 (1.46%) SoapUI
10 13 (1.46%) Team Foundation Server
11 12 (1.35%) Hudson
11 12 (1.35%) Log4j
12 11 (1.24%) JUnit
13 10 (1.13%) Ant
14 9 (1.01%) Fiddler
14 9 (1.01%) TeamCity
14 9 (1.01%) Vagrant
General
1 107 (12.05%) Finance
2 31 (3.49%) Banking
3 27 (3.04%) Retail
4 14 (1.58%) Telecoms
5 11 (1.24%) Local Government
6 9 (1.01%) Publishing
7 7 (0.79%) Investment Banking
7 7 (0.79%) Marketing
8 5 (0.56%) Law
8 5 (0.56%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.45%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.34%) Electronics
10 3 (0.34%) Games
10 3 (0.34%) Legal
11 2 (0.23%) Billing
11 2 (0.23%) Manufacturing
12 1 (0.11%) French Language
12 1 (0.11%) Front Office
12 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 160 (18.02%) Developer
2 99 (11.15%) Network Engineer
3 90 (10.14%) Analyst
4 72 (8.11%) Administrator
5 68 (7.66%) DevOps Engineer
6 50 (5.63%) Consultant
7 46 (5.18%) Support Engineer
8 41 (4.62%) Java Developer
9 38 (4.28%) Architect
10 36 (4.05%) Security Engineer
11 27 (3.04%) Security Analyst
12 26 (2.93%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 26 (2.93%) Linux Engineer
12 26 (2.93%) Systems Administrator
13 25 (2.82%) Cisco Engineer
14 24 (2.70%) Senior Developer
14 24 (2.70%) WebSphere Administrator
15 23 (2.59%) Cloud Engineer
15 23 (2.59%) Network Security Engineer
16 22 (2.48%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 131 (14.75%) Web Services
2 113 (12.73%) Middleware
3 111 (12.50%) .NET
4 100 (11.26%) XML
5 98 (11.04%) REST
6 87 (9.80%) J2EE
7 83 (9.35%) HTML
8 79 (8.90%) SOAP
9 70 (7.88%) CSS
10 63 (7.09%) JSON
11 56 (6.31%) Ajax
12 52 (5.86%) WebSphere MQ
13 51 (5.74%) 802.1X
14 44 (4.95%) IBM Integration Bus
15 34 (3.83%) LAMP
16 33 (3.72%) ASP.NET
16 33 (3.72%) Servlets
17 25 (2.82%) AngularJS
17 25 (2.82%) Sensu
18 24 (2.70%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 76 (8.56%) PKI
2 75 (8.45%) Data Centre
3 64 (7.21%) DataPower
4 53 (5.97%) Cryptography
5 46 (5.18%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (4.95%) Algorithms
7 32 (3.60%) Clustering
8 28 (3.15%) Management Information System
9 26 (2.93%) Computer Science
10 22 (2.48%) Internet of Things
11 16 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
12 13 (1.46%) Client/Server
13 12 (1.35%) Smart Meter
14 9 (1.01%) Derivative
14 9 (1.01%) iSeries
14 9 (1.01%) Mainframe
14 9 (1.01%) RSA SecurID
15 8 (0.90%) Driving Licence
15 8 (0.90%) Replication
15 8 (0.90%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 405 (45.61%) Linux
2 235 (26.46%) Windows
3 214 (24.10%) Unix
4 114 (12.84%) AIX
5 110 (12.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 74 (8.33%) Windows Server
7 56 (6.31%) Solaris
8 43 (4.84%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 38 (4.28%) Windows Server 2012
10 30 (3.38%) SUSE
11 23 (2.59%) Oracle Linux
12 19 (2.14%) CentOS
12 19 (2.14%) Mac OS X
12 19 (2.14%) Windows 7
13 17 (1.91%) Apple iOS
14 16 (1.80%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (1.35%) Windows 8
17 11 (1.24%) Ubuntu
18 10 (1.13%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 201 (22.64%) ITIL
2 184 (20.72%) Configuration Management
3 177 (19.93%) Agile Software Development
4 136 (15.32%) DevOps
5 135 (15.20%) Continuous Integration
6 123 (13.85%) Load Balancing
7 109 (12.27%) Open Source
8 84 (9.46%) Change Management
9 58 (6.53%) High Availability
10 55 (6.19%) Continuous Improvement
11 53 (5.97%) Project Management
12 52 (5.86%) Migration
13 48 (5.41%) Web Operations
14 47 (5.29%) Software Engineering
15 45 (5.07%) Continuous Delivery
16 44 (4.95%) OO
17 40 (4.50%) SOA
18 39 (4.39%) Information Security
19 37 (4.17%) Change Control
19 37 (4.17%) Software Delivery
Programming Languages
1 238 (26.80%) Java
2 169 (19.03%) Perl
3 127 (14.30%) Python
4 101 (11.37%) SQL
5 97 (10.92%) Bash Shell
6 88 (9.91%) JavaScript
7 84 (9.46%) Shell Script
8 68 (7.66%) C++
9 60 (6.76%) PowerShell
10 55 (6.19%) C#
11 49 (5.52%) Ruby
12 44 (4.95%) C
13 41 (4.62%) Jython
14 36 (4.05%) Korn
15 27 (3.04%) PHP
16 18 (2.03%) T-SQL
17 17 (1.91%) VBScript
18 14 (1.58%) Scala
19 10 (1.13%) Go
20 9 (1.01%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 160 (18.02%) Security Cleared
2 128 (14.41%) SC Cleared
3 87 (9.80%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (5.74%) Degree
5 46 (5.18%) CCNP
6 44 (4.95%) CCNA
7 28 (3.15%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (1.80%) ITIL Certification
9 15 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 14 (1.58%) CCIE
10 14 (1.58%) MCTS
11 7 (0.79%) CCSE
11 7 (0.79%) CISSP
11 7 (0.79%) MCP
11 7 (0.79%) MCSA
11 7 (0.79%) MCSE
12 6 (0.68%) CCSA
12 6 (0.68%) GCIA
12 6 (0.68%) GCIH
12 6 (0.68%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.48%) PCI DSS
2 20 (2.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (1.69%) FIPS 140-2
4 9 (1.01%) SLA
5 5 (0.56%) QA
6 4 (0.45%) COBIT
6 4 (0.45%) COSO
6 4 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.45%) SAS 70
7 2 (0.23%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.11%) ISO22301
System Software
1 115 (12.95%) Active Directory
2 90 (10.14%) VMware Infrastructure
3 35 (3.94%) Docker
4 31 (3.49%) Xen
5 23 (2.59%) UAG
6 22 (2.48%) Firmware
7 15 (1.69%) VMware ESXi
7 15 (1.69%) vSphere
8 14 (1.58%) Squid
8 14 (1.58%) vCloud
9 13 (1.46%) qmail
10 10 (1.13%) VMware ESX
11 8 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
12 7 (0.79%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (0.79%) XenApp
12 7 (0.79%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.68%) Time Sharing Option
13 6 (0.68%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 5 (0.56%) iptables
14 5 (0.56%) oVirt
Systems Management
1 153 (17.23%) Puppet
2 84 (9.46%) Opscode Chef
3 49 (5.52%) Ansible
4 38 (4.28%) logstash
4 38 (4.28%) Nagios
5 37 (4.17%) SCCM
6 25 (2.82%) ZABBIX
7 24 (2.70%) Salt
8 20 (2.25%) Cacti
9 19 (2.14%) Grafana
10 18 (2.03%) Kibana
10 18 (2.03%) Uchiwa
11 17 (1.91%) Graphite
12 16 (1.80%) Tivoli
13 15 (1.69%) Ganglia
13 15 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 13 (1.46%) CA Wily
14 13 (1.46%) collectd
15 12 (1.35%) Control-M
16 8 (0.90%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 183 (20.61%) Microsoft
2 182 (20.50%) Cisco
3 155 (17.45%) VMware
4 147 (16.55%) Oracle
5 145 (16.33%) IBM
6 94 (10.59%) F5
7 80 (9.01%) CheckPoint
8 65 (7.32%) Juniper
9 62 (6.98%) Red Hat
10 57 (6.42%) Citrix
11 51 (5.74%) Palo Alto
12 32 (3.60%) Sun
13 30 (3.38%) HP
14 29 (3.27%) Blue Coat
14 29 (3.27%) CA
14 29 (3.27%) Splunk
15 28 (3.15%) Axway
16 27 (3.04%) Google
17 26 (2.93%) webMethods
18 24 (2.70%) Informatica
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