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 July 2015 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
1 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 274 323 327
Rank change year-on-year
+49 +4
Contract jobs citing SSL 428 317 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.76% 0.59% 0.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.35% 4.34% 3.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 230 176 158
Average daily rate
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£375 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £280 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 3 7
Average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.50% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.70 £16.40 £23.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £42.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.00 £40.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-2.50% +29.03%

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
8000 7309 7055
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.29% 13.58% 14.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 4493 3952 3587
Average daily rate £355 £355 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £208 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 472 387 527
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £23.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.57% -24.00%

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 July 2015.

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 July 2015.

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 July 2015. 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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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 +39 400 £375 -6.25% 87
London +23 191 £425 -2.01% 38
South East +1 72 £400 +12.28% 19
City of London 0 51 £440 +6.66% 11
North West +25 50 £300 +5.26% 6
Yorkshire +7 32 £275 -21.42% 6
Manchester +15 28 £325 +14.03% 2
Hampshire -1 28 £393 +10.17% 4
West Yorkshire -4 26 £263 -25.00% 3
East of England +17 20 £450 - 7
Leeds -9 20 £263 -25.00%
South West +2 19 £450 +20.00% 6
Berkshire -1 16 £425 +45.92% 4
North East -9 13 £279 +7.11%
Essex +1 12 £595 -
Tyne and Wear -12 12 £275 +5.76%
Lancashire - 12 £300 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -12 11 £275 +5.76%
Surrey - 11 £410 - 2
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £400 - 4
Bracknell +5 9 £406 -
Gloucestershire -10 8 £450 +20.00%
Cheltenham +1 7 £450 +38.46%
Scotland -18 7 £413 +8.55% 1
Hertfordshire -7 6 £450 - 5
Bristol - 6 £463 - 3
Burnley - 6 £288 -
Blackpool - 6 £288 -
Reading +3 5 £438 +18.64% 3
Basingstoke +2 5 £400 -13.51%

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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.

1 324 (40.70%) Linux
2 315 (39.57%) Firewall
3 307 (38.57%) TCP/IP
4 263 (33.04%) Cisco
5 257 (32.29%) Windows
6 249 (31.28%) HTTP
7 203 (25.50%) VPN
8 195 (24.50%) DNS
9 189 (23.74%) Java
10 176 (22.11%) UNIX
11 175 (21.98%) WAN
12 167 (20.98%) Juniper
13 162 (20.35%) LAN
14 159 (19.97%) Microsoft
15 156 (19.60%) CheckPoint
16 147 (18.47%) ITIL
17 141 (17.71%) Configuration Management
18 137 (17.21%) IPsec
19 128 (16.08%) VMware
20 125 (15.70%) Open Source
21 123 (15.45%) Finance
22 122 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
23 121 (15.20%) Network Security
24 119 (14.95%) Puppet
25 112 (14.07%) Apache
25 112 (14.07%) IIS
26 111 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
27 110 (13.82%) Python
27 110 (13.82%) Cisco ASA
28 102 (12.81%) WebSphere

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 July 2015, 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
1 112 (14.07%) IIS
1 112 (14.07%) Apache
2 102 (12.81%) WebSphere
3 72 (9.05%) Tomcat
4 55 (6.91%) WebLogic
5 34 (4.27%) JBoss
6 27 (3.39%) WebSphere Application Server
7 24 (3.02%) nginx
8 22 (2.76%) SharePoint
9 21 (2.64%) MS Exchange
10 17 (2.14%) Jetty
11 12 (1.51%) IBM HTTP Server
11 12 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2010
12 11 (1.38%) IBM Notes
13 10 (1.26%) Confluence
13 10 (1.26%) Oracle Service Bus
13 10 (1.26%) SharePoint 2010
13 10 (1.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 9 (1.13%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 43 (5.40%) MS Excel
2 22 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 20 (2.51%) MS Office
4 15 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.50%) MS Project
6 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 4 (0.50%) Documaker
2 3 (0.38%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (0.38%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.38%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.38%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.38%) RMDS
3 2 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.13%) SAP SRM
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 64 (8.04%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (4.02%) PaaS
3 30 (3.77%) Microsoft Azure
4 21 (2.64%) Amazon EC2
5 20 (2.51%) Cloud Computing
6 18 (2.26%) SaaS
7 17 (2.14%) Google App Engine
7 17 (2.14%) Google Cloud Platform
8 7 (0.88%) Office 365
9 6 (0.75%) Google Analytics
10 4 (0.50%) Heroku
10 4 (0.50%) Yammer
11 3 (0.38%) Engine Yard
12 2 (0.25%) GitHub
12 2 (0.25%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.13%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 315 (39.57%) Firewall
2 307 (38.57%) TCP/IP
3 249 (31.28%) HTTP
4 203 (25.50%) VPN
5 195 (24.50%) DNS
6 175 (21.98%) WAN
7 162 (20.35%) LAN
8 137 (17.21%) IPsec
9 121 (15.20%) Network Security
10 110 (13.82%) Cisco ASA
11 91 (11.43%) Internet
12 86 (10.80%) DHCP
13 81 (10.18%) FTP
14 76 (9.55%) MPLS
15 75 (9.42%) LDAP
16 70 (8.79%) SMTP
17 64 (8.04%) OSPF
17 64 (8.04%) VLAN
18 60 (7.54%) BGP
19 49 (6.16%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 87 (10.93%) MySQL
2 70 (8.79%) MongoDB
3 57 (7.16%) SQL Server
3 57 (7.16%) Relational Database
4 40 (5.03%) PostgreSQL
5 38 (4.77%) RDBMS
5 38 (4.77%) Oracle Database
6 31 (3.89%) NoSQL
7 24 (3.02%) Oracle Database 11g
8 8 (1.01%) Big Data
9 7 (0.88%) SQLite
9 7 (0.88%) Oracle BI EE
9 7 (0.88%) DB2
10 6 (0.75%) SQL Server 2008
10 6 (0.75%) Oracle ODI
11 5 (0.63%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.38%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (0.38%) Oracle Reports
12 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
12 3 (0.38%) Redis
Development Applications
1 93 (11.68%) Jenkins
2 62 (7.79%) Subversion
3 60 (7.54%) Git (software)
4 39 (4.90%) Maven
5 26 (3.27%) Hudson
6 19 (2.39%) JIRA
6 19 (2.39%) Mercurial
7 17 (2.14%) Eclipse
8 16 (2.01%) JUnit
8 16 (2.01%) Visual Studio
8 16 (2.01%) TeamCity
9 15 (1.88%) Artifactory
10 14 (1.76%) Introscope
11 5 (0.63%) Fiddler
11 5 (0.63%) Metasploit
11 5 (0.63%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.50%) Gerrit
12 4 (0.50%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 4 (0.50%) NetBeans
13 3 (0.38%) MSBuild
General
1 123 (15.45%) Finance
2 36 (4.52%) Banking
3 35 (4.40%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.51%) Financial Institution
5 11 (1.38%) Investment Banking
6 10 (1.26%) Retail
7 9 (1.13%) Legal
8 8 (1.01%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.50%) Billing
9 4 (0.50%) Publishing
9 4 (0.50%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.38%) Marketing
11 2 (0.25%) Local Government
11 2 (0.25%) Military
11 2 (0.25%) Front Office
11 2 (0.25%) Back Office
12 1 (0.13%) Electronics
12 1 (0.13%) Advertising
12 1 (0.13%) French Language
Job Titles
1 98 (12.31%) Analyst
2 87 (10.93%) Network Engineer
3 76 (9.55%) Developer
4 69 (8.67%) Consultant
5 67 (8.42%) Administrator
6 52 (6.53%) Architect
7 43 (5.40%) Security Analyst
8 41 (5.15%) Security Engineer
9 37 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
10 35 (4.40%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 31 (3.89%) Network Analyst
11 31 (3.89%) Technical Consultant
12 25 (3.14%) Network Security Engineer
13 23 (2.89%) Technical Analyst
14 19 (2.39%) Senior Analyst
14 19 (2.39%) Senior Developer
15 18 (2.26%) Systems Administrator
15 18 (2.26%) Infrastructure Architect
15 18 (2.26%) Web Engineer
16 17 (2.14%) Service Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 93 (11.68%) Web Services
2 66 (8.29%) XML
3 61 (7.66%) .NET
4 59 (7.41%) HTML
4 59 (7.41%) Middleware
5 50 (6.28%) J2EE
6 39 (4.90%) WebSphere MQ
7 38 (4.77%) CSS
8 31 (3.89%) SOAP
9 27 (3.39%) Ajax
10 22 (2.76%) Servlets
11 20 (2.51%) REST
12 19 (2.39%) ASP.NET
12 19 (2.39%) JMS
12 19 (2.39%) JSON
13 18 (2.26%) .NET Framework
14 15 (1.88%) JDBC
15 12 (1.51%) COM
15 12 (1.51%) Ruby on Rails
15 12 (1.51%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 97 (12.19%) Data Centre
2 83 (10.43%) PKI
3 40 (5.03%) Clustering
4 36 (4.52%) Analytical Skills
5 31 (3.89%) Client/Server
6 23 (2.89%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.64%) DataPower
8 17 (2.14%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.14%) Device Driver
9 16 (2.01%) Smartcard
9 16 (2.01%) SecurID
10 12 (1.51%) CMDB
11 9 (1.13%) Computer Science
11 9 (1.13%) Public Cloud
12 8 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 7 (0.88%) User Experience
13 7 (0.88%) Replication
14 6 (0.75%) Life Science
14 6 (0.75%) Cryptography
15 5 (0.63%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 324 (40.70%) Linux
2 257 (32.29%) Windows
3 176 (22.11%) UNIX
4 70 (8.79%) Solaris
5 60 (7.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 48 (6.03%) Windows Server 2003
7 45 (5.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (3.77%) AIX
9 23 (2.89%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (2.76%) CentOS
11 20 (2.51%) Windows 7
12 16 (2.01%) Ubuntu
13 15 (1.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 14 (1.76%) Mac OS X
15 13 (1.63%) Windows XP
16 12 (1.51%) Android
17 9 (1.13%) zOS
17 9 (1.13%) SUSE
18 7 (0.88%) Embedded Linux
18 7 (0.88%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 147 (18.47%) ITIL
2 141 (17.71%) Configuration Management
3 125 (15.70%) Open Source
4 122 (15.33%) Continuous Integration
5 111 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
6 80 (10.05%) DevOps
7 69 (8.67%) Load Balancing
8 63 (7.91%) Migration
9 56 (7.04%) Service Management
10 53 (6.66%) Kalman Filter
11 48 (6.03%) SOA
12 44 (5.53%) TDD
13 43 (5.40%) Service Delivery
14 41 (5.15%) Project Management
15 36 (4.52%) SIEM
15 36 (4.52%) Analytics
16 33 (4.15%) Vulnerability Assessment
17 31 (3.89%) Penetration Testing
17 31 (3.89%) Capacity Planning
18 30 (3.77%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 189 (23.74%) Java
2 110 (13.82%) Python
3 100 (12.56%) SQL
4 69 (8.67%) Perl
5 54 (6.78%) PHP
6 49 (6.16%) Ruby
7 47 (5.90%) Shell Script
7 47 (5.90%) C
8 44 (5.53%) JavaScript
9 41 (5.15%) C#
10 35 (4.40%) C++
11 29 (3.64%) Bash Shell
12 22 (2.76%) Jython
13 18 (2.26%) Scala
13 18 (2.26%) Go
14 16 (2.01%) PowerShell
15 12 (1.51%) Korn
16 8 (1.01%) PL/SQL
17 7 (0.88%) T-SQL
17 7 (0.88%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 91 (11.43%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (11.18%) Security Cleared
3 62 (7.79%) CCNP
4 58 (7.29%) SC Cleared
5 53 (6.66%) Degree
6 40 (5.03%) CCNA
7 35 (4.40%) CISSP
8 29 (3.64%) ITIL Certification
9 26 (3.27%) CISMP
10 23 (2.89%) DV Cleared
10 23 (2.89%) CISM
11 22 (2.76%) CCIE
12 21 (2.64%) Microsoft Certification
12 21 (2.64%) CCSE
13 15 (1.88%) CCSA
13 15 (1.88%) CCENT
14 10 (1.26%) CCIP
15 9 (1.13%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
16 8 (1.01%) CCDP
17 7 (0.88%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (5.28%) QA
2 39 (4.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 27 (3.39%) PCI DSS
4 11 (1.38%) SLA
5 6 (0.75%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
7 4 (0.50%) COSO
7 4 (0.50%) COBIT
8 3 (0.38%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.13%) BS7799
9 1 (0.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.13%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 87 (10.93%) VMware Infrastructure
2 83 (10.43%) Active Directory
3 31 (3.89%) Hyper-V
4 29 (3.64%) vSphere
5 20 (2.51%) Varnish
6 19 (2.39%) Xen
7 16 (2.01%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (1.88%) XenApp
9 14 (1.76%) Firmware
9 14 (1.76%) ProxySG
10 12 (1.51%) Sendmail
11 10 (1.26%) vCloud
12 9 (1.13%) ISA Server
13 8 (1.01%) NFS
13 8 (1.01%) XenServer
14 7 (0.88%) VMware ESX
14 7 (0.88%) Microsoft App-V
15 5 (0.63%) XenDesktop
15 5 (0.63%) VirtualBox
15 5 (0.63%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 119 (14.95%) Puppet
2 92 (11.56%) Opscode Chef
3 34 (4.27%) Ansible
4 27 (3.39%) Salt
5 21 (2.64%) Nagios
6 19 (2.39%) yum
7 17 (2.14%) CA Single Sign-On
7 17 (2.14%) SCCM
8 16 (2.01%) MIMEsweeper
9 12 (1.51%) MAILsweeper
9 12 (1.51%) FortiGate
9 12 (1.51%) HP UCMDB
10 8 (1.01%) Tivoli
11 7 (0.88%) Nmap
11 7 (0.88%) WSUS
11 7 (0.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 7 (0.88%) NetCrunch
12 6 (0.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 6 (0.75%) Cisco CUCM
13 5 (0.63%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 263 (33.04%) Cisco
2 167 (20.98%) Juniper
3 159 (19.97%) Microsoft
4 156 (19.60%) CheckPoint
5 128 (16.08%) VMware
6 100 (12.56%) Oracle
7 82 (10.30%) Blue Coat
8 80 (10.05%) Citrix
9 70 (8.79%) IBM
10 68 (8.54%) F5
11 64 (8.04%) Red Hat
12 42 (5.28%) HP
13 37 (4.65%) NetApp
14 35 (4.40%) Clearswift
15 29 (3.64%) Dell
16 27 (3.39%) Kaspersky
17 26 (3.27%) Google
18 25 (3.14%) CA
19 24 (3.02%) McAfee
20 20 (2.51%) Websense
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