The table below looks at the statistics 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 24 April 2015 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 265 385 369
Rank change year-on-year
+120 -16
Contract jobs citing SSL 419 225 196
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.75% 0.41% 0.40%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.12% 3.11% 2.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 231 129 102
Average daily rate
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£393 £400 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £297 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £534 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £396 £300
% change year-on-year
-14.82% +32.08%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 2 6
Average hourly rate £25.50 £27.87 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.48% -20.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £18.16 £19.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £37.57 £42.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.50 £40.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-36.25% +28.00%

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
8185 7226 7463
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.69% 13.09% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4470 3816 3720
Average daily rate £350 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 399 579
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -10.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015.

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 24 April 2015. 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 +121 398 £393 -1.87% 102
London +81 182 £450 +5.88% 32
South East +21 85 £395 +5.33% 20
North West +14 52 £325 +11.11% 23
City of London +33 49 £450 +5.26% 9
Yorkshire +11 35 £240 -37.45% 6
West Yorkshire +13 31 £235 -38.76% 3
Manchester +6 30 £325 +14.03% 10
Surrey +24 28 £425 +17.24% 3
Leeds +5 26 £235 -37.33% 3
Hampshire -15 22 £320 -11.72% 6
Berkshire -2 17 £400 +33.33% 9
Epsom - 15 £425 -
Lancashire - 13 £300 - 1
Buckinghamshire +10 12 £355 -
Scotland +2 10 £347 -13.13% 4
South West -3 10 £400 -10.61% 11
East of England +24 9 £438 +9.37% 6
East Midlands +9 9 £315 -18.70% 3
North East +4 9 £275 -
Camberley - 9 £416 - 1
Tyne and Wear +12 8 £275 -
West Midlands -5 8 £498 +24.37% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne +16 7 £275 -
Reading +2 7 £388 +29.16% 3
Milton Keynes +1 7 £375 -
Shropshire -5 7 £500 -
Telford -7 6 £508 -
Wiltshire +5 5 £300 -36.17%
Edinburgh -1 5 £401 +2.22% 2

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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.

1 316 (40.41%) Linux
2 290 (37.08%) TCP/IP
3 288 (36.83%) Firewall
4 253 (32.35%) Windows
5 252 (32.23%) Cisco
6 240 (30.69%) HTTP
7 203 (25.96%) VPN
8 178 (22.76%) Microsoft
9 167 (21.36%) DNS
10 164 (20.97%) Java
11 154 (19.69%) ITIL
12 152 (19.44%) WAN
13 146 (18.67%) LAN
14 144 (18.41%) CheckPoint
15 142 (18.16%) Juniper
16 138 (17.65%) VMware
17 137 (17.52%) Configuration Management
18 130 (16.62%) Network Security
19 127 (16.24%) IPsec
20 122 (15.60%) UNIX
21 118 (15.09%) Web Services
21 118 (15.09%) Open Source
22 117 (14.96%) Puppet
23 115 (14.71%) Security Cleared
24 114 (14.58%) Python
25 107 (13.68%) Cisco ASA
26 106 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
27 102 (13.04%) IIS
28 101 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
29 99 (12.66%) MySQL

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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
1 102 (13.04%) IIS
2 93 (11.89%) Apache
3 83 (10.61%) WebSphere
4 63 (8.06%) Tomcat
5 55 (7.03%) WebLogic
6 30 (3.84%) JBoss
7 28 (3.58%) MS Exchange
8 25 (3.20%) WebSphere Application Server
9 24 (3.07%) nginx
10 21 (2.69%) SharePoint
11 17 (2.17%) Jetty
12 15 (1.92%) Exchange Server 2010
13 14 (1.79%) IBM HTTP Server
14 12 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 11 (1.41%) Oracle Service Bus
16 10 (1.28%) IBM Notes
17 9 (1.15%) Node.js
17 9 (1.15%) SharePoint 2010
18 8 (1.02%) Confluence
18 8 (1.02%) Lync
Applications
1 38 (4.86%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.56%) MS Office
3 13 (1.66%) MS Visio
4 9 (1.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.38%) MS Project
6 2 (0.26%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 8 (1.02%) Documaker
2 6 (0.77%) Oracle EBS
3 5 (0.64%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
5 3 (0.38%) RMDS
6 2 (0.26%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.26%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.26%) IntelliMatch
7 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 65 (8.31%) Amazon AWS
2 22 (2.81%) PaaS
2 22 (2.81%) Amazon EC2
3 20 (2.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 19 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
5 16 (2.05%) Google App Engine
5 16 (2.05%) Google Cloud Platform
6 11 (1.41%) SaaS
7 8 (1.02%) Office 365
8 7 (0.90%) Heroku
9 6 (0.77%) Engine Yard
9 6 (0.77%) GitHub
10 5 (0.64%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.64%) AWS CloudFormation
10 5 (0.64%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 5 (0.64%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (0.64%) Amazon S3
11 4 (0.51%) Yammer
12 3 (0.38%) IaaS
13 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 290 (37.08%) TCP/IP
2 288 (36.83%) Firewall
3 240 (30.69%) HTTP
4 203 (25.96%) VPN
5 167 (21.36%) DNS
6 152 (19.44%) WAN
7 146 (18.67%) LAN
8 130 (16.62%) Network Security
9 127 (16.24%) IPsec
10 107 (13.68%) Cisco ASA
11 94 (12.02%) Internet
12 83 (10.61%) LDAP
13 78 (9.97%) FTP
14 77 (9.85%) DHCP
15 68 (8.70%) OSPF
16 59 (7.54%) MPLS
17 57 (7.29%) Wireless
17 57 (7.29%) SMTP
18 51 (6.52%) SAN
18 51 (6.52%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 99 (12.66%) MySQL
2 77 (9.85%) MongoDB
3 56 (7.16%) SQL Server
4 44 (5.63%) Relational Database
5 39 (4.99%) PostgreSQL
6 38 (4.86%) RDBMS
7 34 (4.35%) NoSQL
8 28 (3.58%) Oracle Database
9 19 (2.43%) Oracle Database 11g
10 10 (1.28%) Oracle BI EE
10 10 (1.28%) Oracle ODI
11 9 (1.15%) Big Data
12 7 (0.90%) Oracle Reports
12 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
12 7 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
13 6 (0.77%) SQLite
13 6 (0.77%) Apache Cassandra
13 6 (0.77%) Redis
14 5 (0.64%) DB2
14 5 (0.64%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 76 (9.72%) Jenkins
2 43 (5.50%) Git (software)
3 37 (4.73%) Subversion
4 33 (4.22%) Maven
5 18 (2.30%) JIRA
5 18 (2.30%) Hudson
5 18 (2.30%) Introscope
6 14 (1.79%) TeamCity
6 14 (1.79%) JUnit
6 14 (1.79%) Eclipse
7 11 (1.41%) Visual Studio
7 11 (1.41%) Mercurial
8 10 (1.28%) Artifactory
9 9 (1.15%) Fiddler
10 7 (0.90%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.64%) RSpec
12 4 (0.51%) SoapUI
12 4 (0.51%) Cucumber
13 3 (0.38%) Ant
14 2 (0.26%) Gerrit
General
1 91 (11.64%) Finance
2 55 (7.03%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.20%) Banking
4 21 (2.69%) Financial Institution
5 9 (1.15%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.02%) Billing
7 5 (0.64%) Retail
7 5 (0.64%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.51%) Spanish Language
8 4 (0.51%) Military
9 3 (0.38%) Local Government
9 3 (0.38%) Marketing
10 2 (0.26%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.26%) French Language
10 2 (0.26%) Legal
11 1 (0.13%) Publishing
11 1 (0.13%) Electronics
11 1 (0.13%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) Games
Job Titles
1 89 (11.38%) Network Engineer
2 86 (11.00%) Analyst
3 85 (10.87%) Consultant
4 65 (8.31%) Developer
5 56 (7.16%) Security Engineer
6 54 (6.91%) Administrator
7 46 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
8 43 (5.50%) Security Analyst
9 41 (5.24%) Technical Consultant
10 39 (4.99%) Architect
11 38 (4.86%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 36 (4.60%) Network Security Engineer
13 27 (3.45%) ServiceNow Consultant
13 27 (3.45%) Network Analyst
14 22 (2.81%) Technical Analyst
15 20 (2.56%) Senior Developer
15 20 (2.56%) ITSM Consultant
15 20 (2.56%) Technical Developer
15 20 (2.56%) ServiceNow Developer
16 18 (2.30%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 118 (15.09%) Web Services
2 78 (9.97%) XML
3 76 (9.72%) HTML
4 60 (7.67%) .NET
5 49 (6.27%) J2EE
6 41 (5.24%) SOAP
7 37 (4.73%) CSS
8 32 (4.09%) Ajax
9 28 (3.58%) Middleware
9 28 (3.58%) WebSphere MQ
10 21 (2.69%) ASP.NET
11 20 (2.56%) COM
12 18 (2.30%) Servlets
13 17 (2.17%) JDBC
13 17 (2.17%) JSON
14 15 (1.92%) Worklight
15 13 (1.66%) JMS
15 13 (1.66%) .NET Framework
16 12 (1.53%) Oracle Fusion
16 12 (1.53%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 118 (15.09%) Open Source
2 88 (11.25%) PKI
3 34 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 32 (4.09%) Analytical Skills
5 29 (3.71%) Clustering
6 22 (2.81%) Device Driver
7 21 (2.69%) SecurID
8 20 (2.56%) CMDB
8 20 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (2.30%) Management Information System
10 15 (1.92%) CESG
10 15 (1.92%) Mobile App
10 15 (1.92%) DataPower
11 13 (1.66%) Public Cloud
12 11 (1.41%) Smartcard
12 11 (1.41%) Computer Science
13 10 (1.28%) Replication
14 8 (1.02%) Cryptography
15 6 (0.77%) Life Science
16 5 (0.64%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 316 (40.41%) Linux
2 253 (32.35%) Windows
3 122 (15.60%) UNIX
4 55 (7.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 50 (6.39%) Windows Server 2003
5 50 (6.39%) Solaris
6 47 (6.01%) Windows Server 2008
7 35 (4.48%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (4.35%) CentOS
9 23 (2.94%) Ubuntu
10 19 (2.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 19 (2.43%) Windows 7
11 17 (2.17%) Windows XP
11 17 (2.17%) AIX
12 14 (1.79%) Android
13 13 (1.66%) SUSE
14 12 (1.53%) Windows Phone
15 11 (1.41%) Windows Phone 8
15 11 (1.41%) Apple iOS
16 6 (0.77%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 154 (19.69%) ITIL
2 137 (17.52%) Configuration Management
3 106 (13.55%) Continuous Integration
4 101 (12.92%) Agile Software Development
5 93 (11.89%) DevOps
6 69 (8.82%) Load Balancing
7 62 (7.93%) Service Management
8 58 (7.42%) Migration
9 57 (7.29%) Kalman Filter
10 43 (5.50%) Service Delivery
11 36 (4.60%) SOA
12 35 (4.48%) Network Design
13 34 (4.35%) SIEM
14 33 (4.22%) Project Management
14 33 (4.22%) Penetration Testing
15 32 (4.09%) Vulnerability Assessment
16 31 (3.96%) ITSM
17 30 (3.84%) Time Management
18 28 (3.58%) Validation
19 25 (3.20%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 164 (20.97%) Java
2 114 (14.58%) Python
3 97 (12.40%) SQL
4 65 (8.31%) Ruby
5 58 (7.42%) PHP
6 57 (7.29%) JavaScript
7 56 (7.16%) Perl
8 52 (6.65%) C
9 50 (6.39%) Shell Script
10 45 (5.75%) Bash Shell
11 37 (4.73%) C#
12 36 (4.60%) C++
13 26 (3.32%) Jython
14 22 (2.81%) PowerShell
15 16 (2.05%) Scala
16 14 (1.79%) Korn
17 11 (1.41%) Go
18 7 (0.90%) VB
19 6 (0.77%) PL/SQL
20 5 (0.64%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 115 (14.71%) Security Cleared
2 90 (11.51%) Cisco Certification
3 76 (9.72%) SC Cleared
4 70 (8.95%) Degree
5 65 (8.31%) CCNP
6 53 (6.78%) CISSP
7 43 (5.50%) CCNA
8 34 (4.35%) DV Cleared
9 30 (3.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 29 (3.71%) ITIL Certification
11 25 (3.20%) CISM
11 25 (3.20%) CISMP
12 21 (2.69%) CCIE
13 18 (2.30%) MCSE
14 16 (2.05%) CCSE
15 15 (1.92%) CCENT
16 14 (1.79%) CCSA
17 12 (1.53%) CCDP
18 10 (1.28%) CCIP
19 6 (0.77%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 43 (5.50%) QA
2 35 (4.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 31 (3.96%) PCI DSS
4 18 (2.30%) SLA
5 10 (1.28%) Data Quality
6 5 (0.64%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 3 (0.38%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 3 (0.38%) COSO
8 3 (0.38%) COBIT
9 2 (0.26%) HIPAA
9 2 (0.26%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 76 (9.72%) Active Directory
2 70 (8.95%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (3.32%) Firmware
3 26 (3.32%) vSphere
4 25 (3.20%) Hyper-V
5 21 (2.69%) ProxySG
6 19 (2.43%) VMware ESXi
7 18 (2.30%) Xen
8 16 (2.05%) Varnish
9 13 (1.66%) Sendmail
10 9 (1.15%) VMware ESX
10 9 (1.15%) XenApp
11 8 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
11 8 (1.02%) ISA Server
11 8 (1.02%) NFS
12 7 (0.90%) vCloud
13 6 (0.77%) Samba
13 6 (0.77%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.77%) RACF
14 5 (0.64%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 117 (14.96%) Puppet
2 74 (9.46%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (3.45%) SCCM
4 25 (3.20%) Nagios
5 23 (2.94%) Salt
5 23 (2.94%) Ansible
6 20 (2.56%) HP UCMDB
7 17 (2.17%) MIMEsweeper
8 16 (2.05%) yum
9 15 (1.92%) CA Single Sign-On
10 13 (1.66%) MAILsweeper
11 11 (1.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 11 (1.41%) FortiGate
12 10 (1.28%) WSUS
12 10 (1.28%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 10 (1.28%) Tivoli
13 6 (0.77%) SCOM
13 6 (0.77%) Vagrant
13 6 (0.77%) Cobbler
13 6 (0.77%) Backup Exec
Vendors
1 252 (32.23%) Cisco
2 178 (22.76%) Microsoft
3 144 (18.41%) CheckPoint
4 142 (18.16%) Juniper
5 138 (17.65%) VMware
6 89 (11.38%) F5
7 87 (11.13%) Oracle
8 73 (9.34%) Red Hat
8 73 (9.34%) Blue Coat
9 72 (9.21%) HP
10 70 (8.95%) Citrix
11 51 (6.52%) IBM
12 38 (4.86%) NetApp
13 36 (4.60%) McAfee
13 36 (4.60%) Clearswift
14 32 (4.09%) CA
15 30 (3.84%) ServiceNow
16 25 (3.20%) Kaspersky
16 25 (3.20%) Fortinet
17 22 (2.81%) Dell
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Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Lancashire
Volt
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Bracknell, Berkshire
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Connectus
Rate: £360 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
East London
Go Partnership.
Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
North West England
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
North West England
Real Staffing
Rate: £200 - £250 per day + competitive
Posted: 11 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Leeds
Universe Technology Recruitment Ltd
Posted: 24 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £325 - £425.00 per day
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