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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 268 300 313
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +13
Contract jobs citing SSL 487 458 381
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.91% 0.79% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.91% 5.77% 4.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 288 216
Median daily rate £438 £433 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.15% +8.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £310 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £558 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £420 £450 £375
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 5 13
Median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +41.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.38 £21.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £40.00 £44.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £39.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-7.69% +56.00%

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
8234 7935 8579
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.45% 13.71% 14.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 5029 4574 4741
Median daily rate £400 £385 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +5.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £233 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £363 £363 £345
% change year-on-year
- +5.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 539 482
Median hourly rate £28.00 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.58% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+38.06% -6.64%

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 30 September 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 30 September 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 30 September 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 +20 448 £450 +1.69% 72
London +68 214 £475 +11.76% 31
South East +9 89 £414 -2.64% 16
City of London +25 40 £475 +11.43% 9
Scotland +30 36 £340 -23.38%
Yorkshire -9 33 £434 -8.73% 5
North West +14 29 £400 +14.28% 3
East of England +14 29 £480 +12.28% 3
Hampshire +13 27 £351 -19.31% 6
Tyne and Wear -32 25 £375 -25.00% 1
North East -32 25 £375 -26.82% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -37 23 £400 -23.80% 1
Berkshire -4 22 £363 -19.44% 4
West Yorkshire -6 19 £420 -16.00% 2
Essex +12 14 £520 +21.63%
Manchester -15 13 £375 +7.14% 2
West Midlands -20 13 £460 +53.33% 7
Cheshire +9 12 £388 -16.21%
South Yorkshire -11 11 £550 +41.02% 1
Sheffield -12 11 £550 +46.66% 1
Erskine - 11 £313 -
Renfrewshire - 11 £313 -
Glasgow +8 10 £275 -35.29%
South West +3 10 £325 -27.77% 6
Leeds +3 10 £350 -34.33% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 9 £400 +3.22% 1
Milton Keynes +18 9 £400 +3.22% 1
Surrey +11 9 £431 +4.29% 3
Middlesex +6 9 £450 -
Westminster - 9 £550 -

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 September 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.

1 503 (49.90%) Linux
2 332 (32.94%) TCP/IP
3 308 (30.56%) Firewall
4 296 (29.37%) HTTP
5 278 (27.58%) Windows
6 276 (27.38%) DNS
7 252 (25.00%) Java
8 237 (23.51%) Unix
9 220 (21.83%) Cisco
10 208 (20.63%) DevOps
11 199 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
12 198 (19.64%) ITIL
13 195 (19.35%) Microsoft
14 179 (17.76%) Apache
15 178 (17.66%) VPN
15 178 (17.66%) Puppet
16 174 (17.26%) Configuration Management
17 172 (17.06%) VMware
18 160 (15.87%) WebSphere
19 158 (15.67%) Perl
20 156 (15.48%) Oracle
21 152 (15.08%) Python
21 152 (15.08%) Finance
22 149 (14.78%) IBM
22 149 (14.78%) Security Cleared
23 148 (14.68%) Load Balancing
24 146 (14.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
24 146 (14.48%) Internet
25 138 (13.69%) Jenkins
26 135 (13.39%) Amazon AWS

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
1 179 (17.76%) Apache
2 160 (15.87%) WebSphere
3 120 (11.90%) IIS
4 92 (9.13%) WebSphere Application Server
5 83 (8.23%) Tomcat
6 76 (7.54%) JBoss
7 46 (4.56%) OpenStack
8 43 (4.27%) nginx
8 43 (4.27%) WebLogic
9 41 (4.07%) SharePoint
10 25 (2.48%) IBM HTTP Server
10 25 (2.48%) MQSeries
11 22 (2.18%) Confluence
12 18 (1.79%) AquaLogic
12 18 (1.79%) Oracle Application Server
12 18 (1.79%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 18 (1.79%) Tuxedo
13 17 (1.69%) Skype for Business
14 15 (1.49%) Jetty
14 15 (1.49%) Mongrel
Applications
1 69 (6.85%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.08%) MS Office
3 7 (0.69%) MS Visio
4 6 (0.60%) ProjectWise
4 6 (0.60%) Spreadsheet
5 5 (0.50%) MS Project
6 4 (0.40%) HipChat
7 2 (0.20%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.099%) PTC Creo
8 1 (0.099%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 18 (1.79%) OpenText MBPM
2 13 (1.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 10 (0.99%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 3 (0.30%) Dynamics CRM
4 3 (0.30%) RMDS
5 2 (0.20%) Documaker
5 2 (0.20%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.20%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.099%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.099%) Movex
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.099%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.099%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.099%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 135 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (3.87%) GitHub
2 39 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (2.88%) IaaS
3 29 (2.88%) PaaS
4 26 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (2.48%) Amazon EC2
6 18 (1.79%) Google Cloud Platform
7 17 (1.69%) Google App Engine
8 16 (1.59%) SaaS
9 13 (1.29%) Amazon S3
10 10 (0.99%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 8 (0.79%) AWS Lambda
12 7 (0.69%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 7 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
12 7 (0.69%) Route 53
13 6 (0.60%) Amazon ELB
13 6 (0.60%) Office 365
14 5 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 3 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 332 (32.94%) TCP/IP
2 308 (30.56%) Firewall
3 296 (29.37%) HTTP
4 276 (27.38%) DNS
5 178 (17.66%) VPN
6 146 (14.48%) Internet
7 116 (11.51%) Network Security
7 116 (11.51%) WAN
8 109 (10.81%) LAN
9 104 (10.32%) IPsec
10 96 (9.52%) Cisco ASA
11 80 (7.94%) SNMP
12 72 (7.14%) LDAP
12 72 (7.14%) Wireless
13 70 (6.94%) DHCP
14 64 (6.35%) FTP
15 60 (5.95%) SSH
16 59 (5.85%) HTTPS
17 56 (5.56%) Cisco Nexus
18 53 (5.26%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (9.62%) PostgreSQL
2 93 (9.23%) MySQL
3 89 (8.83%) SQL Server
4 67 (6.65%) MongoDB
5 51 (5.06%) Relational Database
6 35 (3.47%) Redis
7 27 (2.68%) Oracle Database
8 19 (1.88%) NoSQL
9 15 (1.49%) SQL Server 2008
10 14 (1.39%) DB2
11 12 (1.19%) RDBMS
12 11 (1.09%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (0.79%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 8 (0.79%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (0.69%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.69%) Oracle Database 12c
15 6 (0.60%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2005
17 4 (0.40%) Amazon RDS
17 4 (0.40%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 138 (13.69%) Jenkins
2 90 (8.93%) Git (software)
3 44 (4.37%) Subversion
4 39 (3.87%) Vagrant
5 33 (3.27%) Visual Studio
6 32 (3.17%) JIRA
7 29 (2.88%) Bitbucket
8 26 (2.58%) Maven
9 23 (2.28%) Travis CI
10 21 (2.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
11 19 (1.88%) Introscope
12 18 (1.79%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (1.39%) ClearCase
13 14 (1.39%) Eclipse
14 12 (1.19%) Sonatype Nexus
14 12 (1.19%) VSS/SourceSafe
15 11 (1.09%) Artifactory
15 11 (1.09%) GitLab
16 10 (0.99%) XMLSpy
17 9 (0.89%) MSI
General
1 152 (15.08%) Finance
2 46 (4.56%) Banking
3 30 (2.98%) Retail
4 24 (2.38%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.98%) Marketing
6 16 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 13 (1.29%) Electronics
8 12 (1.19%) Legal
9 11 (1.09%) Publishing
10 9 (0.89%) Law
11 7 (0.69%) French Language
11 7 (0.69%) German Language
12 6 (0.60%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.60%) Italian Language
12 6 (0.60%) Turkish Language
13 4 (0.40%) Local Government
14 3 (0.30%) Billing
14 3 (0.30%) Front Office
15 2 (0.20%) Games
15 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 126 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 103 (10.22%) Administrator
3 100 (9.92%) Developer
4 94 (9.33%) Network Engineer
5 69 (6.85%) Architect
6 55 (5.46%) Consultant
7 48 (4.76%) Analyst
8 46 (4.56%) Linux Engineer
9 42 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 40 (3.97%) WebSphere Administrator
11 36 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
12 35 (3.47%) Security Engineer
13 32 (3.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 32 (3.17%) Support Engineer
14 30 (2.98%) AWS Engineer
15 28 (2.78%) AWS DevOps
16 27 (2.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 25 (2.48%) Cloud Engineer
18 23 (2.28%) Network Security Engineer
18 23 (2.28%) Security Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 116 (11.51%) Middleware
2 105 (10.42%) Web Services
3 93 (9.23%) XML
4 87 (8.63%) J2EE
5 72 (7.14%) .NET
6 68 (6.75%) HTML
7 58 (5.75%) REST
8 55 (5.46%) SOAP
9 51 (5.06%) JSON
10 50 (4.96%) Node.js
11 47 (4.66%) LAMP
12 44 (4.37%) WebSphere MQ
13 41 (4.07%) CSS
14 37 (3.67%) IBM Integration Bus
15 27 (2.68%) LAPP Stack
16 26 (2.58%) 802.1X
16 26 (2.58%) LEMP Stack
17 24 (2.38%) SAML
17 24 (2.38%) XSLT
18 23 (2.28%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 103 (10.22%) Data Centre
2 93 (9.23%) PKI
3 73 (7.24%) DataPower
4 61 (6.05%) Analytical Skills
5 52 (5.16%) Clustering
6 41 (4.07%) Enterprise Software
7 34 (3.37%) Computer Science
8 31 (3.08%) Cryptography
9 30 (2.98%) Management Information System
10 23 (2.28%) Algorithms
11 16 (1.59%) Private Cloud
12 13 (1.29%) Device Driver
12 13 (1.29%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 11 (1.09%) Client/Server
13 11 (1.09%) RSA SecurID
13 11 (1.09%) Smart Meter
14 10 (0.99%) Internet of Things
14 10 (0.99%) Wiki
15 9 (0.89%) EMC VNX
15 9 (0.89%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 503 (49.90%) Linux
2 278 (27.58%) Windows
3 237 (23.51%) Unix
4 146 (14.48%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 104 (10.32%) AIX
6 83 (8.23%) Windows Server
7 49 (4.86%) Solaris
8 38 (3.77%) SUSE
9 35 (3.47%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (3.17%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 30 (2.98%) Oracle Linux
12 26 (2.58%) CentOS
13 25 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
14 24 (2.38%) CoreOS
15 23 (2.28%) Ubuntu
16 22 (2.18%) RancherOS
17 19 (1.88%) OS/390
18 12 (1.19%) Windows Server 2003
19 11 (1.09%) Apple iOS
20 10 (0.99%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 208 (20.63%) DevOps
2 199 (19.74%) Agile Software Development
3 198 (19.64%) ITIL
4 174 (17.26%) Configuration Management
5 148 (14.68%) Load Balancing
6 108 (10.71%) Open Source
7 91 (9.03%) Continuous Integration
8 78 (7.74%) Migration
9 72 (7.14%) Change Management
10 60 (5.95%) Service Delivery
11 56 (5.56%) High Availability
12 55 (5.46%) Information Security
13 45 (4.46%) Continuous Delivery
14 44 (4.37%) Software Delivery
15 40 (3.97%) Scrum
15 40 (3.97%) SIEM
15 40 (3.97%) SOA
16 39 (3.87%) E-Commerce
16 39 (3.87%) Software Engineering
17 38 (3.77%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 252 (25.00%) Java
2 158 (15.67%) Perl
3 152 (15.08%) Python
4 119 (11.81%) SQL
5 96 (9.52%) Bash Shell
6 94 (9.33%) PowerShell
6 94 (9.33%) Shell Script
7 77 (7.64%) JavaScript
8 75 (7.44%) Ruby
9 54 (5.36%) C
10 52 (5.16%) C++
11 49 (4.86%) Go
12 44 (4.37%) C#
13 39 (3.87%) PHP
14 37 (3.67%) Jython
15 23 (2.28%) Korn
16 21 (2.08%) Scala
17 14 (1.39%) VB.NET
18 11 (1.09%) VB
19 8 (0.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 149 (14.78%) Security Cleared
2 117 (11.61%) SC Cleared
3 73 (7.24%) Cisco Certification
4 66 (6.55%) Microsoft Certification
5 64 (6.35%) Degree
6 51 (5.06%) CCNP
7 44 (4.37%) CISSP
8 32 (3.17%) ITIL Certification
9 25 (2.48%) CCNA
10 24 (2.38%) MCTS
11 22 (2.18%) MCSA
12 21 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
13 20 (1.98%) MCSE
14 19 (1.88%) CISM
15 18 (1.79%) MCP
16 17 (1.69%) CISMP
17 16 (1.59%) MCSD
18 12 (1.19%) ISSAP
19 11 (1.09%) CCSE
20 10 (0.99%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.98%) PCI DSS
2 20 (1.98%) Disclosure Scotland
2 20 (1.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 16 (1.59%) QA
4 6 (0.60%) SLA
5 5 (0.50%) COBIT
5 5 (0.50%) COSO
5 5 (0.50%) FIPS 140-2
5 5 (0.50%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.099%) ISO 8583
6 1 (0.099%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 122 (12.10%) Active Directory
2 106 (10.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 79 (7.84%) Docker
4 44 (4.37%) Firmware
5 32 (3.17%) Virtual Machines
6 31 (3.08%) Xen
7 27 (2.68%) vSphere
8 22 (2.18%) etcd
8 22 (2.18%) flannel
9 19 (1.88%) Sendmail
9 19 (1.88%) vCloud
10 18 (1.79%) VMware ESXi
11 13 (1.29%) KVM
12 12 (1.19%) VirtualBox
13 10 (0.99%) Tivoli Directory Server
13 10 (0.99%) Virtual Servers
14 8 (0.79%) ProxySG
14 8 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 8 (0.79%) VMware ESX
15 7 (0.69%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 178 (17.66%) Puppet
2 109 (10.81%) Opscode Chef
3 65 (6.45%) Ansible
4 52 (5.16%) SCCM
5 47 (4.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 28 (2.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 27 (2.68%) Kubernetes
8 25 (2.48%) Marathon
8 25 (2.48%) Mesos
9 23 (2.28%) Consul
10 22 (2.18%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 22 (2.18%) Rancher
11 19 (1.88%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 19 (1.88%) Tivoli
12 17 (1.69%) Nagios
12 17 (1.69%) Salt
13 16 (1.59%) Terraform
14 15 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
14 15 (1.49%) PowerCLI
15 14 (1.39%) Graphite
Vendors
1 220 (21.83%) Cisco
2 195 (19.35%) Microsoft
3 172 (17.06%) VMware
4 156 (15.48%) Oracle
5 149 (14.78%) IBM
6 101 (10.02%) CheckPoint
7 99 (9.82%) F5
8 98 (9.72%) Red Hat
9 77 (7.64%) Juniper
10 69 (6.85%) HP
11 47 (4.66%) Citrix
12 44 (4.37%) Palo Alto
13 38 (3.77%) Blue Coat
14 32 (3.17%) Sun
15 27 (2.68%) Axway
16 22 (2.18%) Google
17 21 (2.08%) Dell
17 21 (2.08%) EMC
17 21 (2.08%) Symantec
18 20 (1.98%) webMethods
South East
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £400 - £460 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Hampshire
FPSG Connect
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
Austin Fraser
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Ebury
Rate: £380.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, UK
Axiom Software Solutions UK
Posted: Yesterday
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £350 - £400 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Croydon, Surrey
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Technology Sourcing Limited
Rate: From £250 to £300 per annum Market Leading Rates Depending on Experien
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