The first table below looks at the demand 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 30 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
30 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 303 334 293
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -41
Contract jobs citing SSL 319 252 351
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.58% 0.49% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.21% 3.61% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 173 160
Average daily rate
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£390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £238 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 5 4
Average hourly rate £32.50 £32.50 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +91.17%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £30.70 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £39.00 £22.80
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +58.75%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7584 6983 8989
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.66% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4044 3623 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £490 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 408 461 694
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%

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 30 July 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
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 July 2014.

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 30 July 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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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 +11 292 £400 +6.66% 83
London +52 192 £408 +5.35% 31
South East -3 45 £349 +21.30% 21
City of London +13 42 £400 +14.28% 4
Scotland -17 18 £350 -17.64% 1
Hampshire +5 17 £346 +9.91% 6
Berkshire -2 17 £300 +4.34% 6
South West -9 13 £390 +21.87% 6
Gloucestershire - 13 £390 - 1
Gloucester - 10 £390 -
East Midlands +4 9 £500 +53.84% 4
Yorkshire -6 7 £350 +27.27% 8
East of England -16 7 £375 +31.57% 7
Milton Keynes +7 6 £330 +37.50% 2
Buckinghamshire -1 6 £330 +37.50% 3
Reading -2 6 £369 +31.11% 3
Edinburgh -18 6 £400 -5.88%
Slough +6 5 £233 - 1
Glasgow +1 5 - - 1
West Yorkshire -8 5 £350 +40.00% 7
North West -5 4 £280 -33.25% 2
Southampton - 4 £260 -
Cheshire +1 3 £280 -34.11%
Leeds -5 3 £350 +40.00% 7
Wales -15 3 £400 -38.46% 1
West Midlands -19 3 - - 2
Bracknell - 3 - -
Warrington - 3 £280 -
Northamptonshire 0 2 - - 2
Halifax -4 2 £425 -5.55%

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 254 (45.28%) Linux
2 204 (36.36%) HTTP
3 168 (29.95%) TCP/IP
4 163 (29.06%) Windows
5 156 (27.81%) Firewall
6 149 (26.56%) Java
7 142 (25.31%) UNIX
8 137 (24.42%) VPN
9 132 (23.53%) DNS
10 122 (21.75%) Oracle
11 120 (21.39%) Cisco
12 104 (18.54%) ITIL
13 99 (17.65%) LDAP
14 97 (17.29%) Apache
15 88 (15.69%) Security Cleared
16 82 (14.62%) Microsoft
17 81 (14.44%) HP
18 79 (14.08%) HTML
19 78 (13.90%) Juniper
20 76 (13.55%) Active Directory
20 76 (13.55%) XML
20 76 (13.55%) WebSphere
21 74 (13.19%) WAN
22 73 (13.01%) F5
23 72 (12.83%) Web Services
23 72 (12.83%) Configuration Management
24 70 (12.48%) IIS
24 70 (12.48%) Finance
25 69 (12.30%) JavaScript
26 67 (11.94%) Perl

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 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 97 (17.29%) Apache
2 76 (13.55%) WebSphere
3 70 (12.48%) IIS
4 61 (10.87%) WebLogic
5 49 (8.73%) Tomcat
6 33 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
7 25 (4.46%) SharePoint
8 21 (3.74%) MS Exchange
9 14 (2.50%) nginx
9 14 (2.50%) IBM HTTP Server
10 13 (2.32%) Exchange Server 2010
11 11 (1.96%) Oracle Service Bus
11 11 (1.96%) Jetty
12 10 (1.78%) Confluence
13 9 (1.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 9 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 9 (1.60%) Lync
14 8 (1.43%) WordPress
14 8 (1.43%) Adobe CQ
14 8 (1.43%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 26 (4.63%) MS Excel
2 13 (2.32%) MS Office
3 6 (1.07%) MS Project
4 4 (0.71%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.53%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.18%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.18%) SPSS
7 1 (0.18%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.18%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 27 (4.81%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (1.43%) Oracle BPM
3 7 (1.25%) Documaker
3 7 (1.25%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.71%) Oracle FAH
5 2 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 1 (0.18%) SAP CO
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FI/CO
6 1 (0.18%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.18%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.18%) SAP GRC
6 1 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 25 (4.46%) SaaS
2 21 (3.74%) PaaS
3 18 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
4 17 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
5 16 (2.85%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (2.67%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (1.43%) Rackspace Cloud
8 6 (1.07%) Google App Engine
9 5 (0.89%) IaaS
10 4 (0.71%) Amazon S3
10 4 (0.71%) Office 365
10 4 (0.71%) Heroku
11 3 (0.53%) IBM SmartCloud
12 1 (0.18%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 204 (36.36%) HTTP
2 168 (29.95%) TCP/IP
3 156 (27.81%) Firewall
4 137 (24.42%) VPN
5 132 (23.53%) DNS
6 99 (17.65%) LDAP
7 74 (13.19%) WAN
8 66 (11.76%) HTTPS
9 59 (10.52%) Network Security
10 54 (9.63%) Internet
11 52 (9.27%) SSH
12 50 (8.91%) IPsec
13 49 (8.73%) LAN
14 40 (7.13%) Wireless
15 39 (6.95%) SMTP
16 36 (6.42%) Wireshark
17 34 (6.06%) MPLS
18 31 (5.53%) FTP
19 30 (5.35%) Cisco ASA
20 29 (5.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (5.53%) MySQL
2 28 (4.99%) Oracle Database
3 26 (4.63%) SQL Server
4 15 (2.67%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.32%) NoSQL
6 11 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (1.96%) Oracle Database 11g
7 9 (1.60%) PostgreSQL
7 9 (1.60%) Relational Database
8 7 (1.25%) RDBMS
8 7 (1.25%) Oracle ODI
8 7 (1.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
8 7 (1.25%) Oracle BI EE
9 6 (1.07%) SQL Server 2008
9 6 (1.07%) DB2
10 5 (0.89%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.71%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.53%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 2 (0.36%) SQL Server 2005
13 2 (0.36%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 44 (7.84%) Subversion
2 42 (7.49%) Jenkins
3 33 (5.88%) JIRA
4 28 (4.99%) Maven
5 27 (4.81%) Git (software)
6 24 (4.28%) JUnit
7 21 (3.74%) Ant
8 19 (3.39%) Introscope
9 18 (3.21%) Selenium
10 11 (1.96%) Hudson
11 10 (1.78%) Fiddler
12 9 (1.60%) Eclipse
13 7 (1.25%) Mockito
13 7 (1.25%) SoapUI
13 7 (1.25%) TeamCity
13 7 (1.25%) FitNesse
14 6 (1.07%) Mercurial
14 6 (1.07%) JBehave
14 6 (1.07%) WebDriver
14 6 (1.07%) Cucumber
General
1 70 (12.48%) Finance
2 43 (7.66%) Telecoms
3 29 (5.17%) Banking
4 18 (3.21%) Retail
5 15 (2.67%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.96%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.78%) Billing
8 7 (1.25%) Back Office
9 6 (1.07%) Private Banking
9 6 (1.07%) Local Government
9 6 (1.07%) Games
10 5 (0.89%) Marketing
11 3 (0.53%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.53%) Advertising
12 2 (0.36%) Publishing
12 2 (0.36%) Automotive
12 2 (0.36%) Electronics
12 2 (0.36%) Legal
13 1 (0.18%) Law
13 1 (0.18%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 76 (13.55%) Developer
2 62 (11.05%) Consultant
3 53 (9.45%) Administrator
4 45 (8.02%) Analyst
5 42 (7.49%) Network Engineer
6 31 (5.53%) Systems Administrator
7 28 (4.99%) Security Engineer
8 26 (4.63%) Architect
9 25 (4.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (4.46%) Linux Administrator
10 22 (3.92%) DevOps Engineer
11 21 (3.74%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 15 (2.67%) WebSphere Administrator
12 15 (2.67%) Project Engineer
13 14 (2.50%) Support Analyst
13 14 (2.50%) Support Engineer
14 13 (2.32%) Software Engineer
15 12 (2.14%) Tester
16 11 (1.96%) Network Specialist
16 11 (1.96%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (14.08%) HTML
2 76 (13.55%) XML
3 72 (12.83%) Web Services
4 58 (10.34%) .NET
5 48 (8.56%) Middleware
6 42 (7.49%) SOAP
7 40 (7.13%) JSON
8 32 (5.70%) J2EE
9 30 (5.35%) ASP.NET
9 30 (5.35%) WebSphere MQ
10 29 (5.17%) JSP
10 29 (5.17%) REST
11 27 (4.81%) CSS
12 25 (4.46%) JMS
12 25 (4.46%) Ajax
13 21 (3.74%) Spring
14 20 (3.57%) WSDL
14 20 (3.57%) JDBC
15 18 (3.21%) RESTful
16 15 (2.67%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 59 (10.52%) Open Source
2 22 (3.92%) Clustering
3 20 (3.57%) PKI
4 19 (3.39%) Management Information System
5 18 (3.21%) Mobile App
6 14 (2.50%) Enterprise Software
7 13 (2.32%) Firmware
8 12 (2.14%) CMDB
8 12 (2.14%) Computer Science
9 11 (1.96%) Blackberry
9 11 (1.96%) DataPower
10 8 (1.43%) Hedge funds
11 7 (1.25%) Cryptography
11 7 (1.25%) Mainframe
12 6 (1.07%) SecurID
12 6 (1.07%) Data Integration
12 6 (1.07%) Mobile Banking
12 6 (1.07%) PMI
12 6 (1.07%) Device Driver
13 5 (0.89%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 254 (45.28%) Linux
2 163 (29.06%) Windows
3 142 (25.31%) UNIX
4 51 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (7.31%) Windows Server 2003
6 35 (6.24%) Windows XP
7 28 (4.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 27 (4.81%) AIX
9 25 (4.46%) Windows 2000
10 18 (3.21%) CentOS
10 18 (3.21%) Windows 7
10 18 (3.21%) Solaris
11 13 (2.32%) SUSE
12 11 (1.96%) Windows Server 2012
13 8 (1.43%) Android
13 8 (1.43%) Apple iOS
14 6 (1.07%) Ubuntu
15 5 (0.89%) HPUX
15 5 (0.89%) Windows 2000 Server
16 4 (0.71%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 104 (18.54%) ITIL
2 72 (12.83%) Configuration Management
3 67 (11.94%) Continuous Integration
4 55 (9.80%) Scrum
5 54 (9.63%) Load Balancing
6 51 (9.09%) DevOps
7 47 (8.38%) Validation
8 46 (8.20%) Agile Software Development
9 34 (6.06%) Migration
10 32 (5.70%) Workflow
11 28 (4.99%) Software Testing
12 27 (4.81%) SOA
12 27 (4.81%) Incident Management
13 24 (4.28%) Test Scripting
14 23 (4.10%) Test Strategy
15 22 (3.92%) Penetration Testing
15 22 (3.92%) Business Continuity
16 21 (3.74%) Information Security
16 21 (3.74%) Project Management
16 21 (3.74%) OO
Programming Languages
1 149 (26.56%) Java
2 69 (12.30%) JavaScript
3 67 (11.94%) Perl
4 56 (9.98%) SQL
5 54 (9.63%) Python
6 50 (8.91%) Shell Script
7 44 (7.84%) PHP
7 44 (7.84%) Bash Shell
8 30 (5.35%) Jython
9 21 (3.74%) C
10 15 (2.67%) Ruby
11 13 (2.32%) C++
12 12 (2.14%) Korn
12 12 (2.14%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 9 (1.60%) C#
13 9 (1.60%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.43%) Groovy
15 7 (1.25%) Objective-C
15 7 (1.25%) VBScript
15 7 (1.25%) XPath
Qualifications
1 88 (15.69%) Security Cleared
2 64 (11.41%) SC Cleared
3 44 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (6.77%) Degree
5 28 (4.99%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 24 (4.28%) CCNP
7 23 (4.10%) ISTQB
8 21 (3.74%) CCNA
9 17 (3.03%) DV Cleared
10 14 (2.50%) LPIC
10 14 (2.50%) CCENT
10 14 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
11 12 (2.14%) CISSP
11 12 (2.14%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (1.25%) PMI Certification
12 7 (1.25%) ISEB
12 7 (1.25%) MCSE
12 7 (1.25%) MCTS
13 6 (1.07%) MCP
13 6 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.81%) QA
2 16 (2.85%) SLA
3 10 (1.78%) Data Quality
4 7 (1.25%) PCI DSS
5 4 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.53%) JSP 440
7 2 (0.36%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.18%) TickIT
8 1 (0.18%) COBIT
System Software
1 76 (13.55%) Active Directory
2 37 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 22 (3.92%) Nmap
4 17 (3.03%) ProxySG
4 17 (3.03%) Squid
5 15 (2.67%) vSphere
6 14 (2.50%) qmail
7 10 (1.78%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (1.60%) Hyper-V
9 7 (1.25%) Oracle RAC
10 6 (1.07%) Xen
10 6 (1.07%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 6 (1.07%) VMware ESX
11 4 (0.71%) Sendmail
11 4 (0.71%) XenApp
11 4 (0.71%) vCloud
11 4 (0.71%) Shibboleth
11 4 (0.71%) UAG
11 4 (0.71%) ISA Server
12 3 (0.53%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 67 (11.94%) Puppet
2 34 (6.06%) HP Quality Center
3 31 (5.53%) Opscode Chef
4 23 (4.10%) Nessus
5 20 (3.57%) SCCM
6 15 (2.67%) Zenoss
7 14 (2.50%) Tivoli
8 12 (2.14%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 12 (2.14%) CA SiteMinder
9 8 (1.43%) Oracle Identity Management
9 8 (1.43%) McAfee ePO
10 7 (1.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 6 (1.07%) CA Wily
11 6 (1.07%) Vagrant
11 6 (1.07%) HP UCMDB
11 6 (1.07%) Nagios
12 5 (0.89%) DameWare
12 5 (0.89%) Backup Exec
12 5 (0.89%) Netcool
12 5 (0.89%) OpenView
Vendors
1 122 (21.75%) Oracle
2 120 (21.39%) Cisco
3 82 (14.62%) Microsoft
4 81 (14.44%) HP
5 78 (13.90%) Juniper
6 73 (13.01%) F5
7 61 (10.87%) VMware
8 54 (9.63%) CheckPoint
9 50 (8.91%) IBM
10 34 (6.06%) Citrix
11 33 (5.88%) Blue Coat
12 30 (5.35%) Red Hat
13 21 (3.74%) Nokia
14 17 (3.03%) Sun
14 17 (3.03%) Websense
15 16 (2.85%) Remedy
16 14 (2.50%) Software AG
17 13 (2.32%) EMC
17 13 (2.32%) McAfee
18 12 (2.14%) Google
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