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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 261 321 314
Rank change year-on-year
+60 -7
Contract jobs citing SSL 498 403 357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.92% 0.69% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.85% 4.96% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 292 236 205
Median daily rate £450 £440 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.27% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £558 £501
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £450 £356
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 6
Median hourly rate £36.00 £45.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +80.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +60.00%

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
8517 8125 8263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.70% 13.90% 14.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 5198 4651 4438
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 510 463
Median hourly rate £32.25 £21.53 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.82% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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
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 25 August 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 +40 453 £450 +2.27% 75
London +27 210 £500 +16.95% 24
South East +32 99 £425 -5.55% 15
City of London +41 42 £500 +14.94% 10
Yorkshire +1 38 £434 +33.38% 6
Scotland +45 37 £355 -15.22% 3
North West +18 36 £389 +3.60% 8
Hampshire +15 30 £328 -34.50% 5
Surrey +13 24 £438 +6.70% 2
North East -28 21 £363 -36.95% 1
West Yorkshire -3 19 £420 -1.29% 3
Westminster - 19 £525 -
Edinburgh +20 17 £355 -23.24%
Manchester +3 17 £375 +7.14% 6
Cheshire +17 16 £406 -12.16%
South West +3 16 £315 -30.00% 8
Berkshire +2 15 £363 -19.44% 6
Tyne and Wear -33 15 £375 -34.78%
Newcastle upon Tyne -41 14 £375 -34.78%
East of England +7 13 £438 -2.77% 7
South Yorkshire -2 13 £550 +100.00% 1
Sheffield -7 13 £550 +100.00% 1
Milton Keynes +24 12 £425 +6.25% 2
Buckinghamshire +23 12 £425 - 2
Leeds +7 12 £399 +22.89% 2
West Midlands -28 12 £460 +53.33% 5
Glasgow +15 10 £288 -23.33%
Middlesex +11 10 £450 -
Wiltshire +8 8 £315 -10.00% 3
East Midlands +3 8 £401 +14.75%

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 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.

1 482 (47.72%) Linux
2 324 (32.08%) Firewall
3 302 (29.90%) DNS
4 301 (29.80%) TCP/IP
5 293 (29.01%) Windows
6 286 (28.32%) HTTP
7 255 (25.25%) Java
8 232 (22.97%) Unix
9 227 (22.48%) Cisco
10 211 (20.89%) ITIL
11 188 (18.61%) Microsoft
12 187 (18.51%) VPN
13 182 (18.02%) DevOps
14 179 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
15 176 (17.43%) Apache
16 167 (16.53%) Security Cleared
17 166 (16.44%) VMware
18 158 (15.64%) WebSphere
19 157 (15.54%) Oracle
20 156 (15.45%) Puppet
21 154 (15.25%) IBM
21 154 (15.25%) Internet
22 147 (14.55%) Configuration Management
23 142 (14.06%) Python
23 142 (14.06%) Load Balancing
24 141 (13.96%) Perl
25 140 (13.86%) Finance
26 130 (12.87%) SC Cleared
27 128 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
27 128 (12.67%) Jenkins

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
1 176 (17.43%) Apache
2 158 (15.64%) WebSphere
3 118 (11.68%) IIS
4 93 (9.21%) WebSphere Application Server
5 89 (8.81%) Tomcat
6 80 (7.92%) JBoss
7 47 (4.65%) WebLogic
8 45 (4.46%) OpenStack
9 41 (4.06%) SharePoint
10 40 (3.96%) nginx
11 35 (3.47%) IBM HTTP Server
12 21 (2.08%) MQSeries
13 20 (1.98%) Confluence
14 16 (1.58%) Skype for Business
15 15 (1.49%) AquaLogic
15 15 (1.49%) Oracle Application Server
15 15 (1.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 15 (1.49%) Tuxedo
16 13 (1.29%) Jetty
16 13 (1.29%) Mongrel
Applications
1 70 (6.93%) MS Excel
2 20 (1.98%) MS Office
3 8 (0.79%) ProjectWise
4 6 (0.59%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (0.40%) HipChat
5 4 (0.40%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.30%) MS Project
7 1 (0.099%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.099%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 15 (1.49%) OpenText MBPM
2 8 (0.79%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 7 (0.69%) SAP Oil and Gas
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
5 2 (0.20%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.20%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.099%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (0.099%) Movex
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.099%) Oracle EBS R12
6 1 (0.099%) SDL Web 8
6 1 (0.099%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 128 (12.67%) Amazon AWS
2 39 (3.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (3.27%) GitHub
4 26 (2.57%) IaaS
5 24 (2.38%) Cloud Computing
6 22 (2.18%) Amazon EC2
6 22 (2.18%) PaaS
7 17 (1.68%) Google Cloud Platform
8 15 (1.49%) Google App Engine
9 12 (1.19%) SaaS
10 10 (0.99%) Amazon S3
11 7 (0.69%) AWS CloudFormation
11 7 (0.69%) Office 365
12 6 (0.59%) AWS Lambda
12 6 (0.59%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (0.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.50%) Amazon ELB
14 4 (0.40%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.30%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 324 (32.08%) Firewall
2 302 (29.90%) DNS
3 301 (29.80%) TCP/IP
4 286 (28.32%) HTTP
5 187 (18.51%) VPN
6 154 (15.25%) Internet
7 126 (12.48%) WAN
8 119 (11.78%) Network Security
9 115 (11.39%) LAN
10 109 (10.79%) IPsec
11 91 (9.01%) Cisco ASA
12 81 (8.02%) Wireless
13 73 (7.23%) DHCP
13 73 (7.23%) LDAP
14 66 (6.53%) SNMP
15 64 (6.34%) SSH
16 58 (5.74%) FTP
17 57 (5.64%) BGP
18 55 (5.45%) OSPF
19 54 (5.35%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (9.11%) PostgreSQL
2 89 (8.81%) MySQL
3 80 (7.92%) SQL Server
4 67 (6.63%) MongoDB
5 54 (5.35%) Relational Database
6 39 (3.86%) Redis
7 27 (2.67%) Oracle Database
8 25 (2.48%) DB2
9 21 (2.08%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.58%) NoSQL
11 14 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (1.09%) Oracle BI EE
12 11 (1.09%) SQL Server 2008
13 5 (0.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 5 (0.50%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (0.50%) Oracle Database 12c
13 5 (0.50%) SQL Server 2012
14 4 (0.40%) SQL Server 2005
15 3 (0.30%) Infinispan
16 2 (0.20%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 128 (12.67%) Jenkins
2 83 (8.22%) Git (software)
3 38 (3.76%) Maven
4 35 (3.47%) Subversion
5 32 (3.17%) JIRA
6 31 (3.07%) Visual Studio
7 30 (2.97%) Introscope
7 30 (2.97%) Vagrant
8 28 (2.77%) Bitbucket
9 23 (2.28%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 22 (2.18%) Travis CI
11 19 (1.88%) Eclipse
12 18 (1.78%) Team Foundation Server
13 14 (1.39%) Artifactory
14 13 (1.29%) GitLab
14 13 (1.29%) Sonatype Nexus
15 12 (1.19%) Gradle
16 11 (1.09%) MSI
16 11 (1.09%) VSS/SourceSafe
17 9 (0.89%) ClearQuest
General
1 140 (13.86%) Finance
2 39 (3.86%) Banking
3 33 (3.27%) Retail
4 22 (2.18%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.49%) Marketing
5 15 (1.49%) Publishing
6 13 (1.29%) Legal
7 11 (1.09%) Manufacturing
8 8 (0.79%) Electronics
8 8 (0.79%) Law
8 8 (0.79%) Local Government
9 7 (0.69%) French Language
9 7 (0.69%) German Language
10 6 (0.59%) Financial Institution
10 6 (0.59%) Italian Language
10 6 (0.59%) Turkish Language
11 4 (0.40%) Games
12 3 (0.30%) Billing
12 3 (0.30%) Front Office
13 2 (0.20%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 113 (11.19%) Administrator
2 109 (10.79%) DevOps Engineer
3 101 (10.00%) Developer
4 97 (9.60%) Network Engineer
5 77 (7.62%) Architect
6 62 (6.14%) Consultant
7 61 (6.04%) Analyst
8 42 (4.16%) Linux Engineer
9 40 (3.96%) WebSphere Administrator
10 39 (3.86%) Security Engineer
11 34 (3.37%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 33 (3.27%) Cisco Engineer
13 29 (2.87%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 29 (2.87%) Support Engineer
14 28 (2.77%) Cloud Engineer
15 27 (2.67%) Systems Administrator
16 26 (2.57%) Java Developer
16 26 (2.57%) Security Analyst
16 26 (2.57%) Security Architect
17 25 (2.48%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 107 (10.59%) Web Services
2 102 (10.10%) Middleware
3 100 (9.90%) XML
4 75 (7.43%) .NET
5 73 (7.23%) J2EE
6 61 (6.04%) HTML
7 54 (5.35%) SOAP
8 52 (5.15%) Node.js
8 52 (5.15%) REST
9 46 (4.55%) JSON
10 43 (4.26%) LAMP
10 43 (4.26%) WebSphere MQ
11 34 (3.37%) IBM Integration Bus
12 30 (2.97%) CSS
13 28 (2.77%) RESTful
14 26 (2.57%) 802.1X
14 26 (2.57%) LEMP Stack
15 25 (2.48%) JDBC
15 25 (2.48%) LAPP Stack
15 25 (2.48%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 110 (10.89%) PKI
2 104 (10.30%) Data Centre
3 63 (6.24%) DataPower
4 60 (5.94%) Analytical Skills
5 50 (4.95%) Clustering
6 42 (4.16%) Cryptography
7 33 (3.27%) Algorithms
8 29 (2.87%) Computer Science
8 29 (2.87%) Enterprise Software
9 27 (2.67%) Management Information System
10 16 (1.58%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 14 (1.39%) RSA SecurID
12 13 (1.29%) Device Driver
12 13 (1.29%) EMC VNX
12 13 (1.29%) Private Cloud
12 13 (1.29%) Smart Meter
13 10 (0.99%) Internet of Things
14 9 (0.89%) Virtual Team
14 9 (0.89%) Wiki
15 8 (0.79%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 482 (47.72%) Linux
2 293 (29.01%) Windows
3 232 (22.97%) Unix
4 127 (12.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 100 (9.90%) AIX
6 80 (7.92%) Windows Server
7 40 (3.96%) Solaris
7 40 (3.96%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 32 (3.17%) Windows Server 2012
9 29 (2.87%) SUSE
10 23 (2.28%) CentOS
10 23 (2.28%) Oracle Linux
11 22 (2.18%) CoreOS
12 21 (2.08%) RancherOS
13 19 (1.88%) Ubuntu
14 18 (1.78%) Apple iOS
14 18 (1.78%) Windows Server 2008
15 15 (1.49%) OS/390
15 15 (1.49%) Windows 8
16 14 (1.39%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 211 (20.89%) ITIL
2 182 (18.02%) DevOps
3 179 (17.72%) Agile Software Development
4 147 (14.55%) Configuration Management
5 142 (14.06%) Load Balancing
6 84 (8.32%) Migration
7 81 (8.02%) Continuous Integration
7 81 (8.02%) Open Source
8 73 (7.23%) Change Management
9 58 (5.74%) Service Delivery
10 54 (5.35%) High Availability
11 48 (4.75%) Information Security
12 43 (4.26%) SIEM
13 42 (4.16%) Kalman Filter
14 38 (3.76%) Disaster Recovery
15 37 (3.66%) E-Commerce
15 37 (3.66%) Software Delivery
16 36 (3.56%) Continuous Improvement
17 35 (3.47%) Project Management
17 35 (3.47%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 255 (25.25%) Java
2 142 (14.06%) Python
3 141 (13.96%) Perl
4 123 (12.18%) SQL
5 103 (10.20%) PowerShell
6 91 (9.01%) Shell Script
7 90 (8.91%) Bash Shell
8 71 (7.03%) Ruby
9 70 (6.93%) JavaScript
10 44 (4.36%) C#
10 44 (4.36%) Go
11 43 (4.26%) C++
12 40 (3.96%) Jython
13 39 (3.86%) PHP
14 38 (3.76%) C
15 23 (2.28%) Korn
16 20 (1.98%) Scala
17 14 (1.39%) VB.NET
18 12 (1.19%) VB
19 11 (1.09%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 167 (16.53%) Security Cleared
2 130 (12.87%) SC Cleared
3 79 (7.82%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (5.74%) Degree
5 54 (5.35%) CCNP
5 54 (5.35%) Microsoft Certification
6 41 (4.06%) CISSP
7 29 (2.87%) ITIL Certification
8 28 (2.77%) CCNA
9 22 (2.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 18 (1.78%) CISM
10 18 (1.78%) MCSA
10 18 (1.78%) MCSE
11 17 (1.68%) CISMP
12 16 (1.58%) MCSD
12 16 (1.58%) MCTS
13 13 (1.29%) CCIE
14 12 (1.19%) CCSA
14 12 (1.19%) CCSE
14 12 (1.19%) ISSAP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (2.48%) PCI DSS
2 19 (1.88%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (1.78%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 14 (1.39%) QA
5 9 (0.89%) FIPS 140-2
6 6 (0.59%) SLA
7 4 (0.40%) COBIT
7 4 (0.40%) COSO
7 4 (0.40%) SAS 70
8 1 (0.099%) ISO 8583
System Software
1 127 (12.57%) Active Directory
2 98 (9.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 67 (6.63%) Docker
4 35 (3.47%) Firmware
5 28 (2.77%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (2.67%) Xen
7 23 (2.28%) etcd
7 23 (2.28%) flannel
7 23 (2.28%) vSphere
8 18 (1.78%) vCloud
9 15 (1.49%) Sendmail
10 13 (1.29%) KVM
11 12 (1.19%) UAG
12 11 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
12 11 (1.09%) VMware ESX
12 11 (1.09%) VMware ESXi
13 9 (0.89%) ProxySG
14 8 (0.79%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 6 (0.59%) Tivoli Directory Server
15 6 (0.59%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 156 (15.45%) Puppet
2 95 (9.41%) Opscode Chef
3 64 (6.34%) Ansible
4 41 (4.06%) SCCM
5 37 (3.66%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 29 (2.87%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 28 (2.77%) Kubernetes
8 24 (2.38%) Marathon
8 24 (2.38%) Mesos
9 23 (2.28%) Host Intrusion Detection System
10 21 (2.08%) Consul
10 21 (2.08%) Rancher
11 18 (1.78%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
11 18 (1.78%) Tivoli
12 17 (1.68%) Salt
13 16 (1.58%) CA Wily
13 16 (1.58%) Nagios
14 15 (1.49%) Graphite
15 14 (1.39%) SmoothWall
15 14 (1.39%) Terraform
Vendors
1 227 (22.48%) Cisco
2 188 (18.61%) Microsoft
3 166 (16.44%) VMware
4 157 (15.54%) Oracle
5 154 (15.25%) IBM
6 126 (12.48%) CheckPoint
7 105 (10.40%) F5
8 90 (8.91%) Red Hat
9 81 (8.02%) Juniper
10 61 (6.04%) HP
11 58 (5.74%) Citrix
12 51 (5.05%) Palo Alto
13 46 (4.55%) Blue Coat
14 29 (2.87%) Sun
15 25 (2.48%) Symantec
16 24 (2.38%) EMC
17 22 (2.18%) ATG
17 22 (2.18%) Axway
18 21 (2.08%) Google
18 21 (2.08%) webMethods
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