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 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
Rank 269 274 293
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +19
Contract jobs citing SSL 375 418 359
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.84% 0.82% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.48% 5.69% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 228 240 208
Median daily rate £425 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.65%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £553 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 1
Median hourly rate £13.50 £41.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-67.07% +2.50%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-68.60% +7.50%

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
6842 7350 7515
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.47% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4170 4287 4244
Median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 352 365 418
Median hourly rate £28.00 £27.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.81% +19.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £14.00 £12.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017.

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 20 January 2017. 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 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 +5 353 £425 -4.22% 65
London +27 152 £450 -10.00% 25
South East -5 76 £350 - 15
City of London +17 33 £425 -22.72% 7
Hampshire 0 28 £340 +4.61% 2
North West -3 28 £400 +10.34% 5
West Midlands +6 23 £525 +75.00% 2
East of England -10 21 £445 -3.78% 3
Yorkshire +17 18 £438 -1.12% 5
Manchester +17 15 £400 +12.28% 5
South West +21 14 £378 -18.37% 9
North East -33 13 £345 -16.00% 1
Oxfordshire - 13 £313 - 2
Surrey +10 12 £500 -9.09%
Cheshire +2 10 £450 +5.88%
Tyne and Wear -36 10 £340 -16.71%
Newcastle upon Tyne -39 10 £340 -16.71%
Hertfordshire - 9 £500 - 2
West Sussex +5 8 £488 -
Berkshire +1 8 £350 - 6
South Yorkshire +1 8 £550 +91.30%
Sheffield +1 8 £550 +91.30%
Essex -10 8 £421 -11.31% 1
Croydon - 8 - -
Hook +9 7 £340 +7.93%
Birmingham +3 7 £600 - 2
West Yorkshire +15 6 £400 -9.60% 5
Scotland +6 6 £300 +4.34% 2
Wales 0 6 £420 +11.25%
Shropshire - 6 - -

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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.

1 434 (52.29%) Linux
2 340 (40.96%) TCP/IP
3 281 (33.86%) HTTP
4 272 (32.77%) Firewall
5 230 (27.71%) Java
6 220 (26.51%) Windows
7 218 (26.27%) DevOps
8 212 (25.54%) DNS
9 203 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
10 199 (23.98%) Cisco
11 195 (23.49%) Unix
12 184 (22.17%) Configuration Management
13 182 (21.93%) Puppet
14 179 (21.57%) Jenkins
14 179 (21.57%) Python
15 172 (20.72%) VPN
16 151 (18.19%) Open Source
17 141 (16.99%) Apache
18 140 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
19 137 (16.51%) Perl
20 135 (16.27%) Finance
21 133 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
22 127 (15.30%) Git (software)
23 126 (15.18%) Security Cleared
24 124 (14.94%) Load Balancing
25 123 (14.82%) PostgreSQL
26 122 (14.70%) ITIL
27 121 (14.58%) VMware
28 120 (14.46%) Ruby
29 115 (13.86%) SC Cleared

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
1 141 (16.99%) Apache
2 110 (13.25%) WebSphere
3 80 (9.64%) Tomcat
4 77 (9.28%) IIS
5 68 (8.19%) nginx
6 60 (7.23%) WebSphere Application Server
7 50 (6.02%) JBoss
8 34 (4.10%) WebLogic
9 33 (3.98%) OpenStack
10 22 (2.65%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (2.17%) Confluence
12 17 (2.05%) MS Exchange
13 15 (1.81%) IBM HTTP Server
13 15 (1.81%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (1.45%) Jetty
14 12 (1.45%) Mongrel
15 11 (1.33%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (1.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 9 (1.08%) Skype for Business
17 8 (0.96%) Exchange Server 2007
Applications
1 21 (2.53%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.45%) MS Office
3 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.36%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.24%) Doxygen
5 2 (0.24%) HipChat
5 2 (0.24%) MS Project
6 1 (0.12%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (1.20%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 10 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.72%) OpenText MBPM
3 5 (0.60%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.48%) Infor M3
5 3 (0.36%) Oracle BPM
6 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
7 1 (0.12%) Documaker
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle FAH
7 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
7 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 140 (16.87%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (5.18%) GitHub
3 40 (4.82%) Microsoft Azure
4 31 (3.73%) Amazon EC2
5 19 (2.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 18 (2.17%) Cloud Computing
7 16 (1.93%) Amazon S3
8 15 (1.81%) Route 53
9 14 (1.69%) PaaS
10 12 (1.45%) Google App Engine
10 12 (1.45%) Google Cloud Platform
10 12 (1.45%) IaaS
11 11 (1.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 11 (1.33%) Google Analytics
11 11 (1.33%) SaaS
12 10 (1.20%) Amazon ELB
13 9 (1.08%) Office 365
14 7 (0.84%) Amazon SQS
14 7 (0.84%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (0.84%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 340 (40.96%) TCP/IP
2 281 (33.86%) HTTP
3 272 (32.77%) Firewall
4 212 (25.54%) DNS
5 172 (20.72%) VPN
6 105 (12.65%) LAN
7 103 (12.41%) Internet
8 96 (11.57%) WAN
9 93 (11.20%) IPsec
10 88 (10.60%) Cisco ASA
11 87 (10.48%) Network Security
12 75 (9.04%) LDAP
13 71 (8.55%) Wireless
14 64 (7.71%) HTTPS
15 63 (7.59%) DHCP
16 58 (6.99%) Intrusion Detection
17 57 (6.87%) OSPF
18 53 (6.39%) Cisco Nexus
19 52 (6.27%) BGP
20 48 (5.78%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 123 (14.82%) PostgreSQL
2 105 (12.65%) MongoDB
3 79 (9.52%) MySQL
4 58 (6.99%) SQL Server
5 50 (6.02%) Relational Database
6 47 (5.66%) Redis
7 34 (4.10%) Oracle Database
8 25 (3.01%) NoSQL
9 20 (2.41%) Amazon RDS
9 20 (2.41%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (1.45%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 12 (1.45%) Oracle Database 12c
11 10 (1.20%) DB2
12 9 (1.08%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (0.84%) RDBMS
15 5 (0.60%) SQL Server 2008
15 5 (0.60%) SQL Server 2014
16 4 (0.48%) SQL Server 2012
17 3 (0.36%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 179 (21.57%) Jenkins
2 127 (15.30%) Git (software)
3 69 (8.31%) Subversion
4 38 (4.58%) Vagrant
5 24 (2.89%) Bitbucket
6 23 (2.77%) JIRA
6 23 (2.77%) Maven
6 23 (2.77%) Travis CI
7 22 (2.65%) Grunt
7 22 (2.65%) gulp
7 22 (2.65%) Selenium
8 21 (2.53%) Karma Test Runner
9 18 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
10 16 (1.93%) Ant
11 14 (1.69%) Cucumber
12 12 (1.45%) ClearCase
13 11 (1.33%) Bower
13 11 (1.33%) Gatling
13 11 (1.33%) IntelliJ
13 11 (1.33%) Sublime Text
General
1 135 (16.27%) Finance
2 41 (4.94%) Banking
3 29 (3.49%) Telecoms
4 17 (2.05%) Retail
5 15 (1.81%) Marketing
6 11 (1.33%) Financial Institution
6 11 (1.33%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.20%) Electronics
8 7 (0.84%) Games
9 5 (0.60%) Law
9 5 (0.60%) Legal
9 5 (0.60%) Publishing
10 4 (0.48%) Advertising
11 2 (0.24%) Billing
11 2 (0.24%) German Language
11 2 (0.24%) Investment Banking
12 1 (0.12%) Italian Language
12 1 (0.12%) Polish Language
12 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
12 1 (0.12%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 127 (15.30%) DevOps Engineer
2 99 (11.93%) Network Engineer
3 86 (10.36%) Developer
4 61 (7.35%) Administrator
5 49 (5.90%) Security Engineer
6 46 (5.54%) Consultant
6 46 (5.54%) Linux Engineer
7 38 (4.58%) Architect
8 36 (4.34%) Cisco Engineer
9 34 (4.10%) Analyst
10 33 (3.98%) Cisco Network Engineer
11 32 (3.86%) Support Engineer
12 31 (3.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 31 (3.73%) Network Security Engineer
13 27 (3.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 22 (2.65%) AWS DevOps
14 22 (2.65%) AWS Engineer
14 22 (2.65%) Software Engineer
15 21 (2.53%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 21 (2.53%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (10.96%) Middleware
2 86 (10.36%) Web Services
3 64 (7.71%) J2EE
4 61 (7.35%) Node.js
5 59 (7.11%) REST
6 51 (6.14%) HTML
7 41 (4.94%) CSS
8 39 (4.70%) SOAP
9 37 (4.46%) JSON
10 36 (4.34%) XML
11 32 (3.86%) WebSphere MQ
12 31 (3.73%) .NET
12 31 (3.73%) 802.1X
12 31 (3.73%) ELK Stack
13 29 (3.49%) AngularJS
13 29 (3.49%) LAMP
14 28 (3.37%) IBM Integration Bus
15 25 (3.01%) SAML
15 25 (3.01%) Servlets
16 22 (2.65%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 90 (10.84%) Data Centre
2 63 (7.59%) Clustering
3 50 (6.02%) DataPower
4 45 (5.42%) Analytical Skills
5 43 (5.18%) PKI
6 38 (4.58%) Computer Science
7 37 (4.46%) Enterprise Software
8 22 (2.65%) Management Information System
9 15 (1.81%) Client/Server
10 14 (1.69%) Wiki
11 13 (1.57%) Device Driver
12 12 (1.45%) Hedge funds
13 11 (1.33%) Private Cloud
14 10 (1.20%) Graphic Design
15 9 (1.08%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
16 8 (0.96%) Internet of Things
16 8 (0.96%) Replication
17 7 (0.84%) EMC VNX
17 7 (0.84%) RSA SecurID
18 6 (0.72%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 434 (52.29%) Linux
2 220 (26.51%) Windows
3 195 (23.49%) Unix
4 110 (13.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 83 (10.00%) AIX
6 60 (7.23%) Windows Server
7 38 (4.58%) CentOS
8 32 (3.86%) Ubuntu
9 31 (3.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 30 (3.61%) SUSE
11 29 (3.49%) Solaris
12 27 (3.25%) Oracle Linux
13 25 (3.01%) CoreOS
13 25 (3.01%) Windows Server 2012
14 21 (2.53%) RancherOS
15 20 (2.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 17 (2.05%) Windows 7
17 16 (1.93%) Windows Server 2003
18 14 (1.69%) Windows 10
19 9 (1.08%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 218 (26.27%) DevOps
2 203 (24.46%) Agile Software Development
3 184 (22.17%) Configuration Management
4 151 (18.19%) Open Source
5 133 (16.02%) Continuous Integration
6 124 (14.94%) Load Balancing
7 122 (14.70%) ITIL
8 57 (6.87%) Information Security
9 56 (6.75%) High Availability
10 54 (6.51%) Change Management
11 53 (6.39%) Software Engineering
12 40 (4.82%) Software Delivery
13 39 (4.70%) Problem Management
14 37 (4.46%) Migration
14 37 (4.46%) SOA
15 36 (4.34%) Continuous Delivery
15 36 (4.34%) Scrum
16 34 (4.10%) Service Management
17 32 (3.86%) Mentoring
18 31 (3.73%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 230 (27.71%) Java
2 179 (21.57%) Python
3 137 (16.51%) Perl
4 120 (14.46%) Ruby
5 91 (10.96%) Bash Shell
6 81 (9.76%) Shell Script
7 71 (8.55%) SQL
8 58 (6.99%) JavaScript
9 57 (6.87%) PowerShell
10 55 (6.63%) C
11 48 (5.78%) PHP
12 39 (4.70%) Go
13 37 (4.46%) C++
14 28 (3.37%) C#
15 24 (2.89%) Jython
15 24 (2.89%) Korn
16 16 (1.93%) Scala
17 11 (1.33%) Groovy
17 11 (1.33%) Haskell
18 8 (0.96%) VB
Qualifications
1 126 (15.18%) Security Cleared
2 115 (13.86%) SC Cleared
3 66 (7.95%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (6.99%) Degree
5 51 (6.14%) CCNP
6 27 (3.25%) CISSP
6 27 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (2.89%) CCNA
8 19 (2.29%) CCIE
9 17 (2.05%) ITIL Certification
10 15 (1.81%) CCSE
11 14 (1.69%) JNCIP
12 13 (1.57%) Check Point Certification
12 13 (1.57%) MCP
13 11 (1.33%) MCSE
13 11 (1.33%) MCTS
14 9 (1.08%) CCVP
14 9 (1.08%) JNCIA
15 7 (0.84%) CISM
15 7 (0.84%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.61%) PCI DSS
2 11 (1.33%) QA
3 9 (1.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 8 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.96%) HIPAA
4 8 (0.96%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.84%) SLA
6 2 (0.24%) COBIT
6 2 (0.24%) COSO
6 2 (0.24%) SAS 70
7 1 (0.12%) ISO20022
7 1 (0.12%) SEPA
System Software
1 89 (10.72%) Active Directory
2 85 (10.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 68 (8.19%) Docker
4 32 (3.86%) Firmware
5 29 (3.49%) vSphere
6 28 (3.37%) vCloud
7 21 (2.53%) etcd
7 21 (2.53%) flannel
7 21 (2.53%) Virtual Machines
8 18 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (1.69%) Xen
10 13 (1.57%) VirtualBox
11 10 (1.20%) NFS
11 10 (1.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
12 8 (0.96%) Oracle RAC
13 7 (0.84%) Sendmail
13 7 (0.84%) Veritas Cluster Server
13 7 (0.84%) VMware ESX
13 7 (0.84%) XenApp
14 6 (0.72%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 182 (21.93%) Puppet
2 108 (13.01%) Opscode Chef
3 82 (9.88%) Ansible
4 46 (5.54%) Salt
5 42 (5.06%) Kibana
6 29 (3.49%) SCCM
7 27 (3.25%) Grafana
8 26 (3.13%) logstash
9 25 (3.01%) Kubernetes
10 23 (2.77%) Nagios
10 23 (2.77%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 22 (2.65%) Consul
11 22 (2.65%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 21 (2.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
12 21 (2.53%) Marathon
12 21 (2.53%) Mesos
12 21 (2.53%) Rancher
12 21 (2.53%) Tivoli
13 19 (2.29%) Graphite
14 13 (1.57%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 199 (23.98%) Cisco
2 121 (14.58%) VMware
3 109 (13.13%) Microsoft
3 109 (13.13%) Oracle
4 104 (12.53%) IBM
5 99 (11.93%) Juniper
6 82 (9.88%) CheckPoint
7 70 (8.43%) Red Hat
8 68 (8.19%) F5
9 45 (5.42%) Palo Alto
10 44 (5.30%) HP
11 35 (4.22%) Blue Coat
12 33 (3.98%) Intel Security
13 30 (3.61%) Rackspace
14 26 (3.13%) Citrix
15 24 (2.89%) Google
15 24 (2.89%) Sourcefire
16 22 (2.65%) Symantec
17 20 (2.41%) Sun
18 19 (2.29%) Fortinet
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Randstad Technologies
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
County Durham
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Rate: £400 - 500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Lorien Resourcing
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Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Reed Technology
Rate: £499 - £599 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £599 Per Day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £375 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
IntaPeople
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market Rates
Posted: 4 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Fruition IT Resources Limited
Rate: flexible depending on experience
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £60,000 to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Tiro Partners
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
onezeero.
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
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Digital Gurus
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