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 29 December 2014 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
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 296 318 353
Rank change year-on-year
+22 +35
Contract jobs citing SSL 343 275 208
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.54% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.40% 4.00% 2.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 163 132
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £295 £160
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £472
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £325 £331
% change year-on-year
+16.15% -1.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
Average hourly rate £38.75 £27.50 £125.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -78.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £34.75 £125.00
% change year-on-year
+15.10% -72.20%

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
7797 6874 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.45% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4431 3747 3777
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 422 410 645
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.80 £11.93 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £20.75 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+14.45% -4.22%

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 29 December 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the UK over the 3 months to 29 December 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
England +24 323 £425 +13.33% 49
London +14 144 £425 - 18
South East +16 83 £406 +1.56% 12
Berkshire +13 27 £378 +25.83% 3
Leeds -11 27 £350 +16.66% 4
West Yorkshire -12 27 £350 +16.66% 4
Yorkshire -14 27 £350 +16.66% 7
City of London +4 26 £425 -5.55% 5
Surrey +14 22 £500 +37.93% 4
Hampshire -22 22 £360 -12.72% 4
North West -23 15 £338 +6.93% 5
South West -23 14 £425 +30.76% 4
Scotland -3 12 £303 -28.82%
North East - 11 £365 -
East Midlands - 11 £413 -
East of England -10 8 £425 +30.76%
Tyne and Wear - 8 £365 -
Bracknell +6 7 £378 -15.40% 1
Edinburgh -9 7 - -
Cheltenham - 7 £188 - 2
East Sussex - 7 £400 -
Essex - 7 £425 -
Gloucestershire - 7 £188 - 2
Cheshire 0 6 £381 +19.60%
Southampton -2 6 £440 +54.38%
West Midlands -7 6 £433 +1.76% 1
Birmingham -4 5 £425 -
Manchester -19 5 £325 +6.12% 5
Camberley - 5 £475 - 1
Glasgow - 5 £303 -

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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.

1 295 (40.58%) Linux
2 252 (34.66%) HTTP
3 238 (32.74%) TCP/IP
4 236 (32.46%) Firewall
5 226 (31.09%) Windows
6 184 (25.31%) VPN
7 175 (24.07%) Cisco
8 156 (21.46%) ITIL
9 151 (20.77%) DNS
10 132 (18.16%) Java
10 132 (18.16%) Microsoft
11 125 (17.19%) Security Cleared
12 110 (15.13%) Apache
13 109 (14.99%) Juniper
14 108 (14.86%) Network Security
15 106 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
16 105 (14.44%) VMware
17 104 (14.31%) SQL
18 103 (14.17%) IIS
19 102 (14.03%) Oracle
20 101 (13.89%) Python
21 100 (13.76%) F5
22 99 (13.62%) UNIX
23 95 (13.07%) LAN
24 94 (12.93%) WAN
24 94 (12.93%) HP
24 94 (12.93%) WebSphere
25 93 (12.79%) Web Services
26 91 (12.52%) CheckPoint
26 91 (12.52%) SC Cleared

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 December 2014, 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
1 110 (15.13%) Apache
2 103 (14.17%) IIS
3 94 (12.93%) WebSphere
4 75 (10.32%) Tomcat
5 52 (7.15%) WebLogic
6 46 (6.33%) WebSphere Application Server
7 32 (4.40%) MS Exchange
8 29 (3.99%) IBM HTTP Server
9 25 (3.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 25 (3.44%) SharePoint
9 25 (3.44%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 24 (3.30%) Oracle Service Bus
10 24 (3.30%) nginx
11 22 (3.03%) JBoss
12 19 (2.61%) WebLogic Portal
13 16 (2.20%) BizTalk Server
13 16 (2.20%) Exchange Server 2010
13 16 (2.20%) Node.js
14 15 (2.06%) Lync
14 15 (2.06%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 39 (5.36%) MS Excel
2 27 (3.71%) MS Office
3 12 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
4 10 (1.38%) MS Project
5 4 (0.55%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.14%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 24 (3.30%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (2.61%) Documaker
3 18 (2.48%) Oracle BPM
4 10 (1.38%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.55%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.28%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.28%) ResourceLink
7 1 (0.14%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.14%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 32 (4.40%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
3 17 (2.34%) Microsoft Azure
4 12 (1.65%) PaaS
5 11 (1.51%) SaaS
5 11 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.24%) Google Cloud Platform
6 9 (1.24%) IaaS
6 9 (1.24%) Amazon S3
7 8 (1.10%) Google App Engine
8 6 (0.83%) Office 365
9 5 (0.69%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.55%) Route 53
10 4 (0.55%) GitHub
11 3 (0.41%) Heroku
11 3 (0.41%) Engine Yard
12 2 (0.28%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 252 (34.66%) HTTP
2 238 (32.74%) TCP/IP
3 236 (32.46%) Firewall
4 184 (25.31%) VPN
5 151 (20.77%) DNS
6 108 (14.86%) Network Security
7 95 (13.07%) LAN
8 94 (12.93%) WAN
9 83 (11.42%) IPsec
10 71 (9.77%) Internet
11 62 (8.53%) HTTPS
12 57 (7.84%) Cisco ASA
13 55 (7.57%) LDAP
14 53 (7.29%) MPLS
14 53 (7.29%) OSPF
15 52 (7.15%) FTP
16 49 (6.74%) BGP
17 47 (6.46%) DHCP
18 42 (5.78%) SAN
19 39 (5.36%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 66 (9.08%) MySQL
2 65 (8.94%) SQL Server
3 34 (4.68%) Oracle Database
4 27 (3.71%) MongoDB
5 22 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
5 22 (3.03%) Oracle Database 11g
5 22 (3.03%) SQL Server 2008
6 20 (2.75%) SQL Server 2005
6 20 (2.75%) Relational Database
7 19 (2.61%) Oracle ODI
7 19 (2.61%) Oracle BI EE
8 17 (2.34%) DB2
9 16 (2.20%) Oracle BI Publisher
10 14 (1.93%) Oracle Reports
11 12 (1.65%) RDBMS
11 12 (1.65%) Redis
12 10 (1.38%) NoSQL
13 9 (1.24%) Amazon RDS
14 5 (0.69%) MariaDB
14 5 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 48 (6.60%) Jenkins
2 37 (5.09%) JIRA
3 24 (3.30%) Visual Studio
3 24 (3.30%) Git (software)
4 21 (2.89%) Subversion
5 17 (2.34%) Introscope
6 11 (1.51%) Maven
7 7 (0.96%) Eclipse
7 7 (0.96%) Fiddler
7 7 (0.96%) RSpec
7 7 (0.96%) GCC
8 6 (0.83%) Artifactory
8 6 (0.83%) Hudson
9 5 (0.69%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 5 (0.69%) JDeveloper
9 5 (0.69%) Ant
9 5 (0.69%) MSI
10 4 (0.55%) Selenium
10 4 (0.55%) Gradle
11 3 (0.41%) ClearCase
General
1 77 (10.59%) Finance
2 60 (8.25%) Telecoms
3 31 (4.26%) Banking
4 22 (3.03%) Billing
5 20 (2.75%) Financial Institution
6 16 (2.20%) Retail
7 9 (1.24%) Local Government
8 6 (0.83%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.83%) Legal
9 5 (0.69%) Games
9 5 (0.69%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.41%) Law
10 3 (0.41%) Military
11 2 (0.28%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
12 1 (0.14%) International Banking
12 1 (0.14%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 86 (11.83%) Consultant
2 80 (11.00%) Developer
3 77 (10.59%) Network Engineer
4 54 (7.43%) Security Engineer
5 48 (6.60%) Administrator
6 47 (6.46%) Analyst
7 39 (5.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 37 (5.09%) Software Engineer
9 35 (4.81%) Architect
10 34 (4.68%) Network Security Engineer
11 30 (4.13%) DevOps Engineer
12 19 (2.61%) Technical Consultant
13 18 (2.48%) Senior Consultant
13 18 (2.48%) ServiceNow Consultant
14 17 (2.34%) Support Engineer
15 15 (2.06%) Applications Support
15 15 (2.06%) Systems Administrator
15 15 (2.06%) Network Specialist
15 15 (2.06%) Senior Security Engineer
16 14 (1.93%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (12.79%) Web Services
2 85 (11.69%) XML
3 80 (11.00%) .NET
4 71 (9.77%) Middleware
5 65 (8.94%) JMS
6 64 (8.80%) HTML
7 55 (7.57%) SOAP
8 48 (6.60%) REST
9 35 (4.81%) WSDL
10 32 (4.40%) ASP.NET
11 28 (3.85%) CSS
11 28 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
11 28 (3.85%) Oracle Fusion
12 22 (3.03%) JDBC
12 22 (3.03%) J2EE
13 21 (2.89%) Ajax
14 19 (2.61%) WebCenter
15 17 (2.34%) JSON
16 15 (2.06%) Worklight
17 12 (1.65%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 83 (11.42%) Open Source
2 72 (9.90%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (7.57%) PKI
4 47 (6.46%) Clustering
5 30 (4.13%) Enterprise Software
6 22 (3.03%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.75%) Client/Server
8 19 (2.61%) DataPower
9 17 (2.34%) Mobile App
9 17 (2.34%) Cryptography
10 15 (2.06%) Data Integration
11 14 (1.93%) Device Driver
12 13 (1.79%) SecurID
13 12 (1.65%) CESG
13 12 (1.65%) Blackberry
14 10 (1.38%) Computer Science
14 10 (1.38%) CMDB
14 10 (1.38%) User Experience
15 9 (1.24%) Hedge funds
15 9 (1.24%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 295 (40.58%) Linux
2 226 (31.09%) Windows
3 99 (13.62%) UNIX
4 77 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (7.84%) Windows Server 2003
6 52 (7.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 46 (6.33%) Windows Server 2012
8 29 (3.99%) AIX
9 27 (3.71%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 25 (3.44%) Windows XP
10 25 (3.44%) CentOS
11 23 (3.16%) Solaris
12 15 (2.06%) Android
12 15 (2.06%) Windows 7
12 15 (2.06%) Apple iOS
13 12 (1.65%) Windows Phone
13 12 (1.65%) Windows 2000
14 11 (1.51%) Windows Phone 8
15 10 (1.38%) SUSE
15 10 (1.38%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (21.46%) ITIL
2 106 (14.58%) Agile Software Development
3 87 (11.97%) Configuration Management
4 85 (11.69%) DevOps
5 82 (11.28%) Load Balancing
6 76 (10.45%) Continuous Integration
7 53 (7.29%) SOA
8 46 (6.33%) Software Engineering
9 44 (6.05%) Service Management
10 43 (5.91%) Service Delivery
11 42 (5.78%) Scrum
12 36 (4.95%) TOGAF
12 36 (4.95%) Project Management
13 34 (4.68%) UML
13 34 (4.68%) Validation
14 33 (4.54%) Migration
15 32 (4.40%) Network Design
16 29 (3.99%) Penetration Testing
16 29 (3.99%) SysML
16 29 (3.99%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (18.16%) Java
2 104 (14.31%) SQL
3 101 (13.89%) Python
4 75 (10.32%) JavaScript
5 74 (10.18%) Bash Shell
6 72 (9.90%) PHP
7 56 (7.70%) Ruby
8 50 (6.88%) Shell Script
9 48 (6.60%) Jython
10 43 (5.91%) Perl
11 42 (5.78%) C
11 42 (5.78%) C#
12 38 (5.23%) PowerShell
13 24 (3.30%) C++
14 22 (3.03%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
15 15 (2.06%) Korn
16 11 (1.51%) VB
17 10 (1.38%) VBScript
18 9 (1.24%) Scala
19 7 (0.96%) C-shell
Qualifications
1 125 (17.19%) Security Cleared
2 91 (12.52%) SC Cleared
3 77 (10.59%) Cisco Certification
4 64 (8.80%) Degree
5 53 (7.29%) CCNP
6 39 (5.36%) Microsoft Certification
7 35 (4.81%) CCNA
8 31 (4.26%) CISSP
8 31 (4.26%) DV Cleared
9 21 (2.89%) MCSE
10 16 (2.20%) CCIE
11 13 (1.79%) CCSE
11 13 (1.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 12 (1.65%) ISTQB
12 12 (1.65%) ITIL Certification
12 12 (1.65%) CCSA
13 11 (1.51%) MCP
14 9 (1.24%) CEH
14 9 (1.24%) MCTS
15 7 (0.96%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.71%) QA
2 21 (2.89%) Data Quality
3 20 (2.75%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.79%) SLA
4 13 (1.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 9 (1.24%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.55%) HIPAA
7 3 (0.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.28%) COBIT
8 2 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.14%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 81 (11.14%) Active Directory
2 47 (6.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.40%) vSphere
3 32 (4.40%) ProxySG
4 28 (3.85%) Firmware
5 26 (3.58%) Hyper-V
6 23 (3.16%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.34%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (1.93%) Xen
9 13 (1.79%) VMware ESX
10 12 (1.65%) Nmap
11 9 (1.24%) Sendmail
12 8 (1.10%) XenServer
12 8 (1.10%) Varnish
13 7 (0.96%) XenApp
13 7 (0.96%) Snort
13 7 (0.96%) NFS
14 6 (0.83%) RACF
14 6 (0.83%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.69%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 90 (12.38%) Puppet
2 42 (5.78%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (4.54%) SCCM
4 19 (2.61%) Oracle Identity Management
5 18 (2.48%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 18 (2.48%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 16 (2.20%) Nessus
7 15 (2.06%) Nagios
8 14 (1.93%) Ansible
9 13 (1.79%) HP Quality Center
9 13 (1.79%) WhatsUp Gold
10 11 (1.51%) Tivoli
11 10 (1.38%) Salt
11 10 (1.38%) HP UCMDB
12 8 (1.10%) FortiGate
13 7 (0.96%) NetBackup
13 7 (0.96%) SCOM
14 6 (0.83%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
14 6 (0.83%) MIMEsweeper
14 6 (0.83%) MAILsweeper
Vendors
1 175 (24.07%) Cisco
2 132 (18.16%) Microsoft
3 109 (14.99%) Juniper
4 105 (14.44%) VMware
5 102 (14.03%) Oracle
6 100 (13.76%) F5
7 94 (12.93%) HP
8 91 (12.52%) CheckPoint
9 75 (10.32%) IBM
10 61 (8.39%) Red Hat
11 52 (7.15%) Blue Coat
12 39 (5.36%) Citrix
13 28 (3.85%) Software AG
13 28 (3.85%) McAfee
13 28 (3.85%) ServiceNow
14 26 (3.58%) Remedy
15 24 (3.30%) Google
16 23 (3.16%) Fortinet
17 20 (2.75%) NetApp
18 18 (2.48%) Websense
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
Docklands
Interquest - Korus Group - Brighton
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £405 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
RBW Consulting
Rate: From £350 to £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Wales
@ITS
Rate: Up to £400 per day Around £400 p/day
Posted: 10 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Finchley Dean Limited
Rate: From £550 to £600 per day
Posted: 18 days ago
Leeds
Annapurna
Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: 27 days ago
London
Templeton and Partners - SAP & UK Account
Rate: Market related
Posted: 27 days ago