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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 254 288 337
Rank change year-on-year
+34 +49
Contract jobs citing SSL 508 420 312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.96% 0.75% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.91% 5.22% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 222 171
Median daily rate £413 £375 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £275 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £522 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £345 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.48% -8.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 18 3
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £25.70 £16.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.10 £62.50 £42.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%

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
8589 8052 7318
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.18% 14.40% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 5214 4538 3920
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 475 404
Median hourly rate £28.50 £23.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.91% +21.05%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.90 £12.90 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.50 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +10 423 £425 +13.33% 65
London -10 159 £480 +12.28% 24
South East +32 97 £410 +2.50% 18
Scotland +49 68 £330 -20.00% 1
North West -32 36 £375 +20.00% 4
North East -31 34 £320 +14.90% 5
Surrey +20 33 £500 +21.95% 6
Tyne and Wear -42 27 £321 +16.54% 4
South West +11 26 £400 -11.11% 1
Yorkshire -9 26 £434 +57.72% 2
Newcastle upon Tyne -48 26 £320 +16.36% 4
Renfrewshire - 25 £319 -
Erskine - 24 £319 -
West Midlands -2 22 £350 +16.66% 4
Hampshire -5 21 £330 -15.92% 5
Buckinghamshire +26 19 £440 +10.00% 3
Edinburgh +3 19 £355 -
Manchester -26 18 £381 +17.30% 1
Glasgow +17 17 £300 -27.27% 1
City of London +13 17 £525 +17.97% 8
West Yorkshire -2 17 £443 +68.57% 1
Berkshire -5 17 £388 -8.82% 4
Leatherhead - 15 £500 - 2
Birmingham - 15 £350 - 1
East of England +11 14 £350 -22.22% 6
Milton Keynes +28 13 £440 +10.00% 3
Wales +29 12 £450 +34.32% 2
Leeds -13 12 £425 +61.90% 1
South Wales +29 11 £444 +30.51% 2
Cardiff - 11 £444 - 2

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 414 (44.71%) Linux
2 332 (35.85%) DNS
3 302 (32.61%) HTTP
4 297 (32.07%) TCP/IP
5 289 (31.21%) Firewall
6 244 (26.35%) ITIL
7 242 (26.13%) Windows
8 235 (25.38%) Java
9 211 (22.79%) Unix
10 193 (20.84%) Microsoft
11 189 (20.41%) Cisco
12 184 (19.87%) Security Cleared
13 158 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
14 156 (16.85%) VPN
15 154 (16.63%) Internet
15 154 (16.63%) WebSphere
16 149 (16.09%) Configuration Management
17 147 (15.87%) IBM
18 143 (15.44%) Perl
18 143 (15.44%) SC Cleared
19 142 (15.33%) Apache
20 141 (15.23%) SQL
20 141 (15.23%) Active Directory
20 141 (15.23%) Puppet
21 138 (14.90%) VMware
22 136 (14.69%) Oracle
23 132 (14.25%) DevOps
24 129 (13.93%) Load Balancing
25 127 (13.71%) XML
26 119 (12.85%) Web Services

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
1 154 (16.63%) WebSphere
2 142 (15.33%) Apache
3 114 (12.31%) IIS
4 88 (9.50%) WebSphere Application Server
5 82 (8.86%) JBoss
6 74 (7.99%) Tomcat
7 66 (7.13%) WebLogic
8 43 (4.64%) nginx
9 39 (4.21%) SharePoint
10 36 (3.89%) IBM HTTP Server
11 29 (3.13%) OpenStack
12 21 (2.27%) MQSeries
13 18 (1.94%) Skype for Business
14 16 (1.73%) MS Exchange
14 16 (1.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 14 (1.51%) AquaLogic
15 14 (1.51%) Jetty
15 14 (1.51%) Oracle Application Server
15 14 (1.51%) Tuxedo
16 13 (1.40%) CMS
Applications
1 64 (6.91%) MS Excel
2 17 (1.84%) MS Office
3 8 (0.86%) ProjectWise
4 4 (0.43%) HipChat
5 3 (0.32%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.22%) MS Project
6 2 (0.22%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.11%) PTC Creo
7 1 (0.11%) Windchill
Business Applications
1 14 (1.51%) OpenText MBPM
2 10 (1.08%) RMDS
3 8 (0.86%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 6 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
5 5 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
6 4 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 2 (0.22%) SAP R/3
8 1 (0.11%) Dynamics CRM
8 1 (0.11%) Infor M3
8 1 (0.11%) Movex
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS
8 1 (0.11%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 110 (11.88%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (3.46%) Amazon EC2
3 32 (3.46%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (2.48%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (2.27%) Google App Engine
6 17 (1.84%) IaaS
7 14 (1.51%) SaaS
8 13 (1.40%) Amazon S3
9 11 (1.19%) GitHub
10 8 (0.86%) PaaS
11 7 (0.76%) Amazon ELB
12 6 (0.65%) Office 365
13 5 (0.54%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 5 (0.54%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 5 (0.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.43%) OpenShift
15 3 (0.32%) Azure Active Directory
15 3 (0.32%) Route 53
16 2 (0.22%) Google Apps
Communications & Networking
1 332 (35.85%) DNS
2 302 (32.61%) HTTP
3 297 (32.07%) TCP/IP
4 289 (31.21%) Firewall
5 156 (16.85%) VPN
6 154 (16.63%) Internet
7 112 (12.10%) WAN
8 110 (11.88%) LAN
9 108 (11.66%) IPsec
10 103 (11.12%) Network Security
11 101 (10.91%) DHCP
12 77 (8.32%) LDAP
13 76 (8.21%) FTP
14 68 (7.34%) Wireless
15 66 (7.13%) SNMP
16 59 (6.37%) Cisco ASA
16 59 (6.37%) SSH
17 53 (5.72%) Cisco Nexus
18 50 (5.40%) MPLS
19 49 (5.29%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (8.64%) SQL Server
2 64 (6.91%) PostgreSQL
3 61 (6.59%) Relational Database
4 60 (6.48%) MySQL
5 58 (6.26%) MongoDB
6 32 (3.46%) DB2
7 31 (3.35%) Redis
8 27 (2.92%) Oracle Database
9 23 (2.48%) RDBMS
10 16 (1.73%) NoSQL
11 14 (1.51%) BusinessObjects
12 11 (1.19%) SQL Server 2008
13 9 (0.97%) Oracle BI EE
14 5 (0.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 4 (0.43%) Oracle Database 11g
15 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2005
15 4 (0.43%) SQL Server 2012
16 3 (0.32%) Infinispan
17 2 (0.22%) GIS
17 2 (0.22%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 97 (10.48%) Jenkins
2 58 (6.26%) Git (software)
3 38 (4.10%) Maven
4 37 (4.00%) Visual Studio
5 33 (3.56%) Introscope
6 31 (3.35%) Eclipse
7 27 (2.92%) Travis CI
8 23 (2.48%) JIRA
9 20 (2.16%) Subversion
10 17 (1.84%) Team Foundation Server
11 13 (1.40%) SoapUI
12 12 (1.30%) Artifactory
12 12 (1.30%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 12 (1.30%) Gradle
12 12 (1.30%) JUnit
13 11 (1.19%) Vagrant
14 9 (0.97%) IntelliJ
14 9 (0.97%) Selenium
14 9 (0.97%) TortoiseSVN
14 9 (0.97%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 112 (12.10%) Finance
2 28 (3.02%) Retail
3 21 (2.27%) Banking
3 21 (2.27%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.62%) Publishing
5 12 (1.30%) Local Government
6 10 (1.08%) Marketing
7 7 (0.76%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.65%) Legal
9 5 (0.54%) Electronics
10 4 (0.43%) Front Office
11 3 (0.32%) French Language
11 3 (0.32%) German Language
11 3 (0.32%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.22%) Games
12 2 (0.22%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.22%) Law
12 2 (0.22%) Turkish Language
13 1 (0.11%) Financial Institution
13 1 (0.11%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 139 (15.01%) Developer
2 90 (9.72%) Analyst
3 88 (9.50%) Network Engineer
4 77 (8.32%) Administrator
4 77 (8.32%) DevOps Engineer
5 66 (7.13%) Architect
6 60 (6.48%) Consultant
7 36 (3.89%) Support Engineer
8 32 (3.46%) Security Analyst
9 29 (3.13%) Java Developer
9 29 (3.13%) Security Architect
9 29 (3.13%) Security Engineer
9 29 (3.13%) WebSphere Administrator
10 26 (2.81%) Systems Administrator
11 25 (2.70%) Linux Engineer
12 23 (2.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (2.16%) Network Analyst
14 19 (2.05%) Web Analyst
15 18 (1.94%) Network Security Analyst
15 18 (1.94%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 127 (13.71%) XML
2 119 (12.85%) Web Services
3 105 (11.34%) .NET
4 101 (10.91%) Middleware
5 77 (8.32%) HTML
6 75 (8.10%) SOAP
7 73 (7.88%) REST
8 71 (7.67%) J2EE
9 52 (5.62%) JSON
10 51 (5.51%) CSS
11 49 (5.29%) Node.js
12 46 (4.97%) WebSphere MQ
13 44 (4.75%) IBM Integration Bus
14 41 (4.43%) LAMP
15 32 (3.46%) ASP.NET
16 29 (3.13%) 802.1X
16 29 (3.13%) Ajax
17 26 (2.81%) RESTful
18 25 (2.70%) SAML
18 25 (2.70%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 115 (12.42%) PKI
2 87 (9.40%) Data Centre
3 64 (6.91%) DataPower
4 62 (6.70%) Cryptography
5 52 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
6 43 (4.64%) Algorithms
7 38 (4.10%) Management Information System
8 29 (3.13%) Clustering
9 28 (3.02%) Computer Science
10 25 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
11 18 (1.94%) RSA SecurID
12 13 (1.40%) Client/Server
12 13 (1.40%) Device Driver
13 12 (1.30%) Smart Meter
14 9 (0.97%) Private Cloud
14 9 (0.97%) W3C
15 8 (0.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 8 (0.86%) Internet of Things
16 7 (0.76%) CMDB
16 7 (0.76%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 414 (44.71%) Linux
2 242 (26.13%) Windows
3 211 (22.79%) Unix
4 101 (10.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 100 (10.80%) AIX
6 73 (7.88%) Windows Server
7 46 (4.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 39 (4.21%) Solaris
9 31 (3.35%) Windows Server 2012
10 29 (3.13%) SUSE
11 23 (2.48%) Oracle Linux
12 21 (2.27%) Apple iOS
13 16 (1.73%) Windows Server 2003
14 15 (1.62%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (1.51%) Android
15 14 (1.51%) CentOS
15 14 (1.51%) OS/390
15 14 (1.51%) Windows 8
16 10 (1.08%) Mac OS X
16 10 (1.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 244 (26.35%) ITIL
2 158 (17.06%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (16.09%) Configuration Management
4 132 (14.25%) DevOps
5 129 (13.93%) Load Balancing
6 98 (10.58%) Continuous Integration
7 91 (9.83%) Open Source
8 86 (9.29%) Change Management
9 74 (7.99%) Migration
10 51 (5.51%) Service Delivery
11 50 (5.40%) Change Control
11 50 (5.40%) Information Security
11 50 (5.40%) Project Management
12 47 (5.08%) Continuous Improvement
13 46 (4.97%) Software Delivery
14 45 (4.86%) ITSM
15 44 (4.75%) Problem Management
16 39 (4.21%) Software Engineering
17 38 (4.10%) ITIL V3
18 37 (4.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 235 (25.38%) Java
2 143 (15.44%) Perl
3 141 (15.23%) SQL
4 114 (12.31%) Python
5 86 (9.29%) JavaScript
6 85 (9.18%) PowerShell
7 77 (8.32%) Shell Script
8 71 (7.67%) Bash Shell
9 65 (7.02%) C#
10 47 (5.08%) Ruby
11 43 (4.64%) C++
12 32 (3.46%) Jython
13 31 (3.35%) PHP
14 26 (2.81%) C
15 21 (2.27%) Korn
16 17 (1.84%) Scala
16 17 (1.84%) T-SQL
16 17 (1.84%) VB.NET
16 17 (1.84%) VBScript
17 16 (1.73%) Go
Qualifications
1 184 (19.87%) Security Cleared
2 143 (15.44%) SC Cleared
3 88 (9.50%) Cisco Certification
4 55 (5.94%) Degree
5 48 (5.18%) Microsoft Certification
6 45 (4.86%) CCNA
7 42 (4.54%) CCNP
8 33 (3.56%) CISSP
9 26 (2.81%) ITIL Certification
10 23 (2.48%) BPSS Clearance
11 17 (1.84%) MCTS
12 16 (1.73%) CISMP
12 16 (1.73%) MCSE
13 15 (1.62%) CISM
13 15 (1.62%) MCSD
14 14 (1.51%) CCIE
15 13 (1.40%) MCSA
16 12 (1.30%) ISSAP
17 10 (1.08%) CISA
17 10 (1.08%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (2.27%) Disclosure Scotland
2 18 (1.94%) PCI DSS
3 16 (1.73%) FIPS 140-2
4 15 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 12 (1.30%) QA
6 8 (0.86%) SLA
7 3 (0.32%) COBIT
7 3 (0.32%) COSO
7 3 (0.32%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.22%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.11%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.11%) ISO 8583
9 1 (0.11%) ISO22301
System Software
1 141 (15.23%) Active Directory
2 72 (7.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 43 (4.64%) Docker
4 32 (3.46%) Firmware
5 26 (2.81%) Virtual Machines
6 25 (2.70%) UAG
7 23 (2.48%) Xen
8 19 (2.05%) vSphere
9 18 (1.94%) vCloud
10 13 (1.40%) Sendmail
11 12 (1.30%) VMware ESXi
12 10 (1.08%) Virtual Servers
13 9 (0.97%) qmail
14 8 (0.86%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.86%) Squid
14 8 (0.86%) VMware ESX
15 7 (0.76%) KVM
15 7 (0.76%) ProxySG
16 6 (0.65%) etcd
16 6 (0.65%) flannel
Systems Management
1 141 (15.23%) Puppet
2 69 (7.45%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (5.94%) Ansible
4 45 (4.86%) SCCM
5 36 (3.89%) Nagios
6 32 (3.46%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 29 (3.13%) logstash
8 19 (2.05%) Graphite
9 17 (1.84%) Cacti
9 17 (1.84%) Grafana
10 16 (1.73%) Ganglia
10 16 (1.73%) Salt
11 15 (1.62%) Kibana
11 15 (1.62%) ZABBIX
12 14 (1.51%) Cisco Prime
13 13 (1.40%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
13 13 (1.40%) Uchiwa
14 12 (1.30%) Tivoli
15 11 (1.19%) CA Wily
15 11 (1.19%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 193 (20.84%) Microsoft
2 189 (20.41%) Cisco
3 147 (15.87%) IBM
4 138 (14.90%) VMware
5 136 (14.69%) Oracle
6 105 (11.34%) CheckPoint
7 99 (10.69%) F5
8 77 (8.32%) Juniper
9 59 (6.37%) Red Hat
10 57 (6.16%) Palo Alto
11 55 (5.94%) Citrix
12 45 (4.86%) HP
13 42 (4.54%) Blue Coat
14 30 (3.24%) Sun
15 27 (2.92%) Google
15 27 (2.92%) Splunk
15 27 (2.92%) webMethods
16 24 (2.59%) SolarWinds
17 23 (2.48%) ATG
18 21 (2.27%) Axway
Liverpool
Progressive Recruitment
Rate: £370 - £450 per day + competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £450.00 - £495.00 per day + DOE
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: Yesterday
Woking, Surrey
Venturi
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Central London / West End
Proprius Recruitment
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day Initial Contract to 31st December 2016
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Picture More Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Rullion IT Plus
Posted: 5 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £575 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Stevenage, Hertfordshire
Experis Ltd
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £500 - £580 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Reed Technology
Rate: Market Rates - Negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago