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 May 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 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 252 282 382
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +100
Contract jobs citing SSL 512 427 253
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.95% 0.79% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.02% 5.33% 3.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 234 144
Median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £291
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £389 £349 £375
% change year-on-year
+11.47% -7.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 13 2
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £25.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% +54.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £26.00 £13.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £40.00 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +54.45%

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
8506 8009 7009
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.84% 14.78% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 5156 4451 3814
Median daily rate £388 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £326
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.37%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 467 401
Median hourly rate £28.50 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.00% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £26.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +30.00%

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 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 25 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the UK over the 3 months to 25 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
(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 +2 435 £413 +6.45% 72
London -21 156 £450 - 26
South East +24 117 £405 +4.51% 14
Scotland +34 59 £340 -9.02% 2
North West -33 39 £375 +15.38% 2
Hampshire +11 34 £338 -6.57% 7
Surrey +5 30 £500 +17.64% 4
West Midlands +13 29 £344 -30.90% 9
Berkshire +4 28 £413 +3.12% 1
Renfrewshire -13 25 £319 -8.26%
North East -32 25 £320 +16.36% 3
Yorkshire -2 24 £443 +53.91% 4
Erskine -16 24 £319 -8.26%
Tyne and Wear -36 24 £320 +16.36% 1
Manchester -22 23 £375 +15.30% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -36 23 £320 +16.36% 1
Buckinghamshire +18 20 £440 +31.34% 1
East of England +15 20 £350 -20.00% 6
West Yorkshire -3 20 £443 +60.90% 3
City of London +8 17 £425 -5.55% 3
South West +1 17 £400 -7.24% 3
Birmingham - 17 £350 - 4
Leatherhead - 17 £500 -
Milton Keynes +12 14 £440 +17.33%
Glasgow +15 13 £400 +2.56% 1
Edinburgh +1 12 £375 -6.25% 1
Reading -5 12 £450 +16.12% 1
Leeds -11 12 £440 +59.81% 2
Wales +13 11 £450 +34.32% 2
South Wales +8 10 £444 +30.51% 2

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 May 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.

1 448 (47.76%) Linux
2 359 (38.27%) DNS
3 350 (37.31%) HTTP
4 336 (35.82%) TCP/IP
5 277 (29.53%) Firewall
6 260 (27.72%) Java
7 237 (25.27%) ITIL
8 234 (24.95%) Windows
9 216 (23.03%) Unix
10 205 (21.86%) Microsoft
11 190 (20.26%) Configuration Management
12 184 (19.62%) Cisco
13 182 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
14 178 (18.98%) Security Cleared
15 175 (18.66%) WebSphere
16 169 (18.02%) Apache
17 166 (17.70%) Perl
18 164 (17.48%) Puppet
19 156 (16.63%) VPN
20 154 (16.42%) VMware
21 149 (15.88%) IBM
21 149 (15.88%) Internet
22 144 (15.35%) Oracle
23 143 (15.25%) DevOps
24 139 (14.82%) Continuous Integration
25 137 (14.61%) SC Cleared
25 137 (14.61%) Web Services
26 135 (14.39%) DHCP
27 132 (14.07%) IIS
27 132 (14.07%) Load Balancing

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
1 175 (18.66%) WebSphere
2 169 (18.02%) Apache
3 132 (14.07%) IIS
4 104 (11.09%) WebSphere Application Server
5 101 (10.77%) Tomcat
6 89 (9.49%) JBoss
7 73 (7.78%) WebLogic
8 66 (7.04%) nginx
9 43 (4.58%) Node.js
10 39 (4.16%) IBM HTTP Server
11 36 (3.84%) SharePoint
12 34 (3.62%) Jetty
13 30 (3.20%) OpenStack
14 29 (3.09%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 24 (2.56%) Oracle Application Server
16 19 (2.03%) MQSeries
17 17 (1.81%) Skype for Business
18 12 (1.28%) AquaLogic
18 12 (1.28%) CMS
18 12 (1.28%) Oracle 10gAS
Applications
1 59 (6.29%) MS Excel
2 9 (0.96%) ProjectWise
3 7 (0.75%) MS Office
4 5 (0.53%) HipChat
4 5 (0.53%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.32%) MS Project
6 1 (0.11%) Maple
6 1 (0.11%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 12 (1.28%) OpenText MBPM
2 9 (0.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 9 (0.96%) RMDS
3 6 (0.64%) Remedy ITSM
4 5 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.21%) SAP R/3
6 1 (0.11%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
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
Cloud Services
1 126 (13.43%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (4.58%) Microsoft Azure
3 41 (4.37%) Amazon EC2
4 34 (3.62%) Cloud Computing
5 29 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 27 (2.88%) Google App Engine
7 16 (1.71%) Amazon S3
8 12 (1.28%) IaaS
8 12 (1.28%) SaaS
9 10 (1.07%) Amazon ELB
10 7 (0.75%) PaaS
11 5 (0.53%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.53%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 5 (0.53%) Office 365
11 5 (0.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 4 (0.43%) OpenShift
13 3 (0.32%) Route 53
14 2 (0.21%) Azure Active Directory
14 2 (0.21%) GitHub
14 2 (0.21%) SoftLayer
Communications & Networking
1 359 (38.27%) DNS
2 350 (37.31%) HTTP
3 336 (35.82%) TCP/IP
4 277 (29.53%) Firewall
5 156 (16.63%) VPN
6 149 (15.88%) Internet
7 135 (14.39%) DHCP
8 131 (13.97%) IPsec
9 119 (12.69%) LAN
10 108 (11.51%) WAN
11 106 (11.30%) FTP
12 98 (10.45%) Network Security
13 78 (8.32%) LDAP
14 70 (7.46%) Intrusion Detection
15 66 (7.04%) SNMP
16 65 (6.93%) SSH
17 57 (6.08%) Cisco Nexus
17 57 (6.08%) Wireless
18 54 (5.76%) SMTP
19 53 (5.65%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (8.21%) Relational Database
2 65 (6.93%) SQL Server
3 64 (6.82%) MySQL
4 61 (6.50%) MongoDB
5 60 (6.40%) PostgreSQL
6 36 (3.84%) DB2
7 30 (3.20%) Oracle Database
8 26 (2.77%) BusinessObjects
8 26 (2.77%) Redis
9 24 (2.56%) RDBMS
10 19 (2.03%) NoSQL
11 12 (1.28%) Oracle Database 11g
12 11 (1.17%) PowerCenter
13 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 8 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
14 7 (0.75%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (0.64%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.64%) Easytrieve
15 6 (0.64%) MS Access
15 6 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 132 (14.07%) Jenkins
2 71 (7.57%) Git (software)
3 48 (5.12%) Travis CI
4 39 (4.16%) Eclipse
5 38 (4.05%) Visual Studio
6 37 (3.94%) Subversion
7 36 (3.84%) Introscope
7 36 (3.84%) Maven
8 25 (2.67%) JIRA
9 18 (1.92%) Team Foundation Server
10 13 (1.39%) Gradle
10 13 (1.39%) SoapUI
11 12 (1.28%) IntelliJ
11 12 (1.28%) JUnit
11 12 (1.28%) Log4j
12 11 (1.17%) Ant
13 10 (1.07%) Artifactory
13 10 (1.07%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 10 (1.07%) TeamCity
14 9 (0.96%) Vagrant
General
1 104 (11.09%) Finance
2 32 (3.41%) Banking
3 28 (2.99%) Retail
4 18 (1.92%) Telecoms
5 14 (1.49%) Local Government
6 11 (1.17%) Publishing
7 7 (0.75%) Marketing
8 4 (0.43%) Investment Banking
9 3 (0.32%) Financial Institution
9 3 (0.32%) Front Office
9 3 (0.32%) Law
9 3 (0.32%) Legal
9 3 (0.32%) Manufacturing
9 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.21%) Electronics
10 2 (0.21%) Games
11 1 (0.11%) French Language
11 1 (0.11%) German Language
Job Titles
1 158 (16.84%) Developer
2 96 (10.23%) Network Engineer
3 91 (9.70%) Analyst
4 77 (8.21%) Administrator
5 74 (7.89%) DevOps Engineer
6 60 (6.40%) Consultant
7 56 (5.97%) Architect
8 43 (4.58%) Support Engineer
9 41 (4.37%) Java Developer
10 35 (3.73%) Security Engineer
11 30 (3.20%) Linux Engineer
12 28 (2.99%) WebSphere Administrator
13 27 (2.88%) Security Analyst
13 27 (2.88%) Systems Administrator
14 23 (2.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 23 (2.45%) Security Architect
14 23 (2.45%) Senior Developer
15 22 (2.35%) Cisco Engineer
15 22 (2.35%) Cloud Engineer
16 21 (2.24%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 137 (14.61%) Web Services
2 131 (13.97%) .NET
3 126 (13.43%) XML
4 119 (12.69%) Middleware
5 92 (9.81%) J2EE
5 92 (9.81%) REST
6 87 (9.28%) HTML
7 77 (8.21%) SOAP
8 68 (7.25%) CSS
9 60 (6.40%) JSON
10 50 (5.33%) WebSphere MQ
11 48 (5.12%) Ajax
12 45 (4.80%) IBM Integration Bus
13 44 (4.69%) LAMP
14 38 (4.05%) 802.1X
15 37 (3.94%) Servlets
16 35 (3.73%) ASP.NET
17 28 (2.99%) LEMP Stack
18 27 (2.88%) Sensu
19 26 (2.77%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 109 (11.62%) PKI
2 90 (9.59%) Data Centre
3 64 (6.82%) DataPower
4 62 (6.61%) Cryptography
5 54 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
6 44 (4.69%) Algorithms
7 37 (3.94%) Management Information System
8 31 (3.30%) Clustering
9 29 (3.09%) Computer Science
10 19 (2.03%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.60%) Client/Server
12 14 (1.49%) Internet of Things
12 14 (1.49%) Smart Meter
13 11 (1.17%) RSA SecurID
14 10 (1.07%) Driving Licence
15 9 (0.96%) Device Driver
15 9 (0.96%) Mainframe
15 9 (0.96%) W3C
16 8 (0.85%) CMDB
16 8 (0.85%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 448 (47.76%) Linux
2 234 (24.95%) Windows
3 216 (23.03%) Unix
4 118 (12.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 115 (12.26%) AIX
6 73 (7.78%) Windows Server
7 53 (5.65%) Solaris
8 46 (4.90%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 32 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (3.09%) SUSE
11 23 (2.45%) Oracle Linux
12 21 (2.24%) Mac OS X
13 20 (2.13%) Apple iOS
14 13 (1.39%) Android
15 12 (1.28%) CentOS
15 12 (1.28%) OS/390
15 12 (1.28%) Windows 8
16 11 (1.17%) Windows 7
17 9 (0.96%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.96%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 237 (25.27%) ITIL
2 190 (20.26%) Configuration Management
3 182 (19.40%) Agile Software Development
4 143 (15.25%) DevOps
5 139 (14.82%) Continuous Integration
6 132 (14.07%) Load Balancing
7 107 (11.41%) Open Source
8 86 (9.17%) Change Management
9 62 (6.61%) Migration
10 57 (6.08%) Continuous Improvement
11 55 (5.86%) Project Management
12 48 (5.12%) High Availability
13 47 (5.01%) Change Control
13 47 (5.01%) Software Engineering
14 45 (4.80%) Software Delivery
15 44 (4.69%) Information Security
15 44 (4.69%) OO
16 43 (4.58%) Kalman Filter
16 43 (4.58%) Web Operations
17 42 (4.48%) Continuous Delivery
Programming Languages
1 260 (27.72%) Java
2 166 (17.70%) Perl
3 126 (13.43%) SQL
4 123 (13.11%) Python
5 98 (10.45%) JavaScript
6 81 (8.64%) Bash Shell
6 81 (8.64%) Shell Script
7 78 (8.32%) PowerShell
8 70 (7.46%) C#
9 60 (6.40%) C++
10 51 (5.44%) Ruby
11 39 (4.16%) Jython
12 36 (3.84%) PHP
13 32 (3.41%) C
14 27 (2.88%) Korn
15 18 (1.92%) Scala
15 18 (1.92%) T-SQL
15 18 (1.92%) VBScript
16 12 (1.28%) VB.NET
17 10 (1.07%) Go
Qualifications
1 178 (18.98%) Security Cleared
2 137 (14.61%) SC Cleared
3 93 (9.91%) Cisco Certification
4 56 (5.97%) Degree
5 51 (5.44%) CCNA
6 45 (4.80%) CCNP
7 44 (4.69%) Microsoft Certification
8 25 (2.67%) CISSP
9 22 (2.35%) BPSS Clearance
9 22 (2.35%) ITIL Certification
10 18 (1.92%) MCTS
11 15 (1.60%) CISMP
11 15 (1.60%) MCSE
12 14 (1.49%) MCSD
13 13 (1.39%) CCIE
14 11 (1.17%) MCSA
15 10 (1.07%) MCITP
16 9 (0.96%) CCSE
16 9 (0.96%) ISSAP
17 8 (0.85%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (2.77%) Disclosure Scotland
2 23 (2.45%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.71%) FIPS 140-2
4 14 (1.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 9 (0.96%) SLA
6 6 (0.64%) QA
7 4 (0.43%) COBIT
7 4 (0.43%) COSO
7 4 (0.43%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.21%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.11%) ISO22301
System Software
1 130 (13.86%) Active Directory
2 84 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 39 (4.16%) Xen
4 38 (4.05%) Docker
5 30 (3.20%) Firmware
6 27 (2.88%) UAG
7 16 (1.71%) vSphere
8 14 (1.49%) qmail
8 14 (1.49%) vCloud
9 13 (1.39%) Sendmail
9 13 (1.39%) Squid
10 12 (1.28%) VMware ESXi
11 10 (1.07%) VMware ESX
12 8 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.64%) Time Sharing Option
13 6 (0.64%) XenApp
13 6 (0.64%) XenDesktop
14 5 (0.53%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 4 (0.43%) iptables
Systems Management
1 164 (17.48%) Puppet
2 81 (8.64%) Opscode Chef
3 57 (6.08%) Ansible
4 44 (4.69%) SCCM
5 41 (4.37%) Nagios
6 38 (4.05%) logstash
7 26 (2.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 22 (2.35%) Cacti
8 22 (2.35%) Salt
9 21 (2.24%) Grafana
9 21 (2.24%) Graphite
9 21 (2.24%) ZABBIX
10 19 (2.03%) Kibana
11 18 (1.92%) Ganglia
11 18 (1.92%) Uchiwa
12 14 (1.49%) Cisco Prime
13 13 (1.39%) CA Wily
13 13 (1.39%) collectd
14 12 (1.28%) SolarWinds Orion
15 11 (1.17%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 205 (21.86%) Microsoft
2 184 (19.62%) Cisco
3 154 (16.42%) VMware
4 149 (15.88%) IBM
5 144 (15.35%) Oracle
6 94 (10.02%) F5
7 88 (9.38%) CheckPoint
8 68 (7.25%) Red Hat
9 66 (7.04%) Juniper
10 56 (5.97%) Palo Alto
11 55 (5.86%) Citrix
12 43 (4.58%) HP
13 35 (3.73%) Sun
14 32 (3.41%) Google
14 32 (3.41%) Splunk
15 31 (3.30%) Axway
16 29 (3.09%) Blue Coat
17 27 (2.88%) webMethods
18 26 (2.77%) Informatica
19 25 (2.67%) SolarWinds
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