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 February 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 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK
Rank 263 272 301
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +29
Contract jobs citing SSL 406 414 373
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.90% 0.81% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.95% 5.57% 4.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 255 250 208
Median daily rate £450 £423 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.50% +5.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £311 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £581 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £449 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+12.25% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 4
Median hourly rate £13.50 £40.00 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-66.25% +133.78%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £17.17 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.09 £52.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £42.50 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-68.23% +148.39%

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
6822 7439 7771
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.04% 14.55% 14.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 4239 4402 4279
Median daily rate £400 £380 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +1.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.06% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 374 310 449
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £12.98
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £43.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 February 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
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 February 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 +22 366 £458 +4.57% 71
London +51 166 £460 -3.15% 23
South East -28 66 £425 +20.73% 17
North West +3 34 £400 -11.11% 6
East of England +5 30 £500 +6.66% 8
West Midlands +20 28 £525 +75.00% 5
City of London +18 27 £428 +7.00% 10
Manchester +20 23 £400 +10.34% 5
Oxfordshire - 22 £500 - 2
Yorkshire +14 16 £450 -4.00% 2
Hampshire -11 16 £400 +13.63% 6
Wales +16 14 £423 +11.92%
Hertfordshire - 13 £463 - 3
South West +12 12 £543 +8.65% 7
Scotland +12 11 £423 +4.00% 1
Birmingham +5 11 £525 +31.25% 5
Surrey -12 9 £488 -2.50%
Cheshire +3 8 £425 -16.04%
Essex -8 8 £537 +10.20% 3
West Sussex -9 8 £500 - 1
Shropshire +28 7 £500 -
South Wales +18 7 £425 +11.84%
West Yorkshire +9 7 £425 -22.72% 2
East Midlands +4 7 - - 1
Croydon +1 7 £413 +34.69%
Sheffield +1 7 £550 +100.00%
South Yorkshire -4 7 £550 +100.00%
Erskine - 7 £423 - 1
Renfrewshire - 7 £423 - 1
Cambridgeshire +6 6 - - 1

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 February 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.

1 464 (55.17%) Linux
2 368 (43.76%) TCP/IP
3 325 (38.64%) HTTP
4 258 (30.68%) Firewall
5 249 (29.61%) Java
6 245 (29.13%) DevOps
7 238 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
8 226 (26.87%) Configuration Management
9 219 (26.04%) Windows
10 216 (25.68%) DNS
11 212 (25.21%) Puppet
12 203 (24.14%) Jenkins
13 191 (22.71%) Python
14 182 (21.64%) Unix
15 178 (21.17%) Cisco
16 177 (21.05%) Open Source
17 171 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
18 160 (19.02%) Amazon AWS
19 159 (18.91%) VPN
20 153 (18.19%) Git (software)
21 147 (17.48%) Apache
22 137 (16.29%) Perl
23 135 (16.05%) Finance
24 133 (15.81%) Microsoft
25 131 (15.58%) Security Cleared
26 125 (14.86%) VMware
27 124 (14.74%) PostgreSQL
28 123 (14.63%) Ruby
29 119 (14.15%) Opscode Chef
30 117 (13.91%) 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
1 147 (17.48%) Apache
2 115 (13.67%) WebSphere
3 100 (11.89%) Tomcat
4 85 (10.11%) nginx
5 83 (9.87%) IIS
6 61 (7.25%) JBoss
7 49 (5.83%) WebSphere Application Server
8 39 (4.64%) WebLogic
9 29 (3.45%) OpenStack
10 27 (3.21%) Jetty
10 27 (3.21%) Mongrel
11 24 (2.85%) Confluence
12 21 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
13 19 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 13 (1.55%) MS Exchange
14 13 (1.55%) Skype for Business
15 12 (1.43%) CMS
15 12 (1.43%) IBM HTTP Server
16 10 (1.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 10 (1.19%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 23 (2.73%) MS Excel
2 11 (1.31%) MS Office
3 4 (0.48%) MS PowerPoint
3 4 (0.48%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.24%) Doxygen
4 2 (0.24%) HipChat
4 2 (0.24%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 11 (1.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (1.07%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (0.71%) Payment Gateway
4 4 (0.48%) Infor M3
4 4 (0.48%) OpenText MBPM
5 2 (0.24%) Dynamics CRM
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.24%) Oracle iProcurement
6 1 (0.12%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.12%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.12%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 160 (19.02%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (5.95%) Amazon EC2
3 42 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
4 37 (4.40%) GitHub
5 26 (3.09%) Google App Engine
5 26 (3.09%) Google Cloud Platform
6 23 (2.73%) Amazon S3
7 21 (2.50%) IaaS
7 21 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 19 (2.26%) PaaS
9 18 (2.14%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (2.02%) Route 53
11 14 (1.66%) Google Analytics
11 14 (1.66%) SaaS
12 12 (1.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 11 (1.31%) Amazon ELB
14 10 (1.19%) Office 365
15 7 (0.83%) Amazon SQS
15 7 (0.83%) AWS CloudFormation
15 7 (0.83%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 368 (43.76%) TCP/IP
2 325 (38.64%) HTTP
3 258 (30.68%) Firewall
4 216 (25.68%) DNS
5 159 (18.91%) VPN
6 98 (11.65%) IPsec
7 89 (10.58%) LAN
8 86 (10.23%) Network Security
9 85 (10.11%) Internet
10 81 (9.63%) DHCP
11 79 (9.39%) LDAP
12 78 (9.27%) WAN
13 71 (8.44%) FTP
14 68 (8.09%) HTTPS
15 63 (7.49%) Cisco ASA
15 63 (7.49%) Wireless
16 58 (6.90%) Intrusion Detection
17 51 (6.06%) Cisco Nexus
18 48 (5.71%) OSPF
19 47 (5.59%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 124 (14.74%) PostgreSQL
2 109 (12.96%) MongoDB
3 81 (9.63%) MySQL
4 60 (7.13%) SQL Server
5 55 (6.54%) Relational Database
6 41 (4.88%) Redis
7 39 (4.64%) Oracle Database
8 29 (3.45%) NoSQL
9 21 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
10 20 (2.38%) BusinessObjects
11 16 (1.90%) Oracle Database 11g
12 13 (1.55%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 12 (1.43%) Oracle Database 12c
14 9 (1.07%) Big Data
14 9 (1.07%) DB2
14 9 (1.07%) RDBMS
15 8 (0.95%) Apache Cassandra
16 7 (0.83%) Hadoop
17 6 (0.71%) SQL Server 2014
18 5 (0.59%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 203 (24.14%) Jenkins
2 153 (18.19%) Git (software)
3 68 (8.09%) Subversion
4 39 (4.64%) Travis CI
5 35 (4.16%) Vagrant
6 34 (4.04%) Maven
7 31 (3.69%) JIRA
8 28 (3.33%) Selenium
9 27 (3.21%) Grunt
10 26 (3.09%) gulp
11 25 (2.97%) Karma Test Runner
12 24 (2.85%) Sonatype Nexus
13 22 (2.62%) Ant
14 21 (2.50%) Bitbucket
15 17 (2.02%) Cucumber
16 16 (1.90%) IntelliJ
17 14 (1.66%) Gatling
17 14 (1.66%) Octopus Deploy
17 14 (1.66%) Sublime Text
18 13 (1.55%) ClearCase
General
1 135 (16.05%) Finance
2 45 (5.35%) Banking
3 28 (3.33%) Telecoms
4 20 (2.38%) Retail
5 14 (1.66%) Marketing
6 11 (1.31%) Electronics
6 11 (1.31%) Manufacturing
7 10 (1.19%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.19%) Games
8 5 (0.59%) Advertising
9 4 (0.48%) Back Office
10 3 (0.36%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.24%) Law
11 2 (0.24%) Local Government
11 2 (0.24%) Publishing
12 1 (0.12%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.12%) Avionics
12 1 (0.12%) German Language
12 1 (0.12%) Legal
12 1 (0.12%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 136 (16.17%) DevOps Engineer
2 102 (12.13%) Developer
3 89 (10.58%) Network Engineer
4 47 (5.59%) Security Engineer
5 45 (5.35%) Architect
6 43 (5.11%) Administrator
7 42 (4.99%) Consultant
8 41 (4.88%) Linux Engineer
9 35 (4.16%) Analyst
10 32 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 31 (3.69%) Support Engineer
12 27 (3.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 26 (3.09%) Network Security Engineer
13 26 (3.09%) Software Engineer
14 24 (2.85%) Cisco Engineer
15 23 (2.73%) Senior DevOps
16 22 (2.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
17 21 (2.50%) Lead DevOps
17 21 (2.50%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 20 (2.38%) AWS Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (12.37%) Web Services
2 83 (9.87%) Middleware
3 79 (9.39%) J2EE
4 72 (8.56%) REST
5 64 (7.61%) Node.js
6 60 (7.13%) .NET
7 59 (7.02%) JSON
8 55 (6.54%) HTML
9 54 (6.42%) SOAP
10 49 (5.83%) XML
11 48 (5.71%) CSS
12 44 (5.23%) Servlets
13 36 (4.28%) AngularJS
14 31 (3.69%) WebSphere MQ
15 30 (3.57%) Elastic Stack
15 30 (3.57%) SAML
16 26 (3.09%) IBM Integration Bus
16 26 (3.09%) LAMP
16 26 (3.09%) LAPP Stack
17 25 (2.97%) 802.1X
Miscellaneous
1 77 (9.16%) Data Centre
2 63 (7.49%) Clustering
3 45 (5.35%) DataPower
3 45 (5.35%) PKI
4 40 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (4.76%) Computer Science
5 33 (3.92%) Enterprise Software
6 31 (3.69%) Management Information System
7 13 (1.55%) Client/Server
7 13 (1.55%) Device Driver
8 11 (1.31%) Graphic Design
8 11 (1.31%) Hedge funds
8 11 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
8 11 (1.31%) Replication
9 10 (1.19%) Wiki
10 9 (1.07%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (0.95%) Private Cloud
11 8 (0.95%) User Experience
12 7 (0.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 6 (0.71%) Driving Licence
Operating Systems
1 464 (55.17%) Linux
2 219 (26.04%) Windows
3 182 (21.64%) Unix
4 117 (13.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 73 (8.68%) AIX
6 70 (8.32%) Windows Server
7 44 (5.23%) Windows Server 2008
8 39 (4.64%) Windows Server 2012
9 38 (4.52%) Ubuntu
10 37 (4.40%) CentOS
11 27 (3.21%) Solaris
12 25 (2.97%) SUSE
12 25 (2.97%) Windows 7
13 24 (2.85%) CoreOS
13 24 (2.85%) Windows Server 2003
14 20 (2.38%) Oracle Linux
14 20 (2.38%) Windows 10
15 19 (2.26%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 14 (1.66%) RancherOS
17 11 (1.31%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (29.13%) DevOps
2 238 (28.30%) Agile Software Development
3 226 (26.87%) Configuration Management
4 177 (21.05%) Open Source
5 171 (20.33%) Continuous Integration
6 111 (13.20%) ITIL
7 107 (12.72%) Load Balancing
8 61 (7.25%) Information Security
9 59 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
10 56 (6.66%) Scrum
10 56 (6.66%) Software Engineering
11 55 (6.54%) High Availability
12 50 (5.95%) SOA
13 45 (5.35%) Change Management
14 43 (5.11%) Software Delivery
15 39 (4.64%) Microservices
16 38 (4.52%) Mentoring
16 38 (4.52%) Penetration Testing
17 36 (4.28%) Problem Management
18 34 (4.04%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 249 (29.61%) Java
2 191 (22.71%) Python
3 137 (16.29%) Perl
4 123 (14.63%) Ruby
5 89 (10.58%) Bash Shell
6 85 (10.11%) SQL
7 76 (9.04%) JavaScript
8 72 (8.56%) Shell Script
9 61 (7.25%) PowerShell
10 57 (6.78%) C
11 45 (5.35%) PHP
12 39 (4.64%) C#
13 29 (3.45%) C++
14 27 (3.21%) Go
15 22 (2.62%) Korn
16 20 (2.38%) Scala
17 17 (2.02%) Jython
18 16 (1.90%) VB
19 14 (1.66%) Groovy
19 14 (1.66%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 131 (15.58%) Security Cleared
2 117 (13.91%) SC Cleared
3 57 (6.78%) Degree
4 53 (6.30%) Cisco Certification
5 36 (4.28%) CCNP
6 32 (3.80%) CISSP
7 26 (3.09%) Microsoft Certification
8 23 (2.73%) CCNA
9 21 (2.50%) CCIE
10 15 (1.78%) CCSE
11 14 (1.66%) ITIL Certification
11 14 (1.66%) JNCIP
11 14 (1.66%) RHCE
12 13 (1.55%) Check Point Certification
12 13 (1.55%) MCP
13 12 (1.43%) BPSS Clearance
14 10 (1.19%) MCSE
14 10 (1.19%) MCTS
15 9 (1.07%) JNCIA
16 7 (0.83%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (3.57%) PCI DSS
2 12 (1.43%) Disclosure Scotland
3 11 (1.31%) QA
4 9 (1.07%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (0.95%) HIPAA
6 7 (0.83%) SLA
7 6 (0.71%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.24%) COBIT
8 2 (0.24%) COSO
8 2 (0.24%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.24%) SAS 70
8 2 (0.24%) SEPA
System Software
1 108 (12.84%) Active Directory
2 90 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 70 (8.32%) Docker
4 33 (3.92%) vCloud
5 30 (3.57%) Firmware
6 29 (3.45%) Xen
7 28 (3.33%) vSphere
8 20 (2.38%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (1.78%) Virtual Machines
10 14 (1.66%) etcd
10 14 (1.66%) flannel
11 10 (1.19%) NFS
12 9 (1.07%) Terminal Services
12 9 (1.07%) VirtualBox
12 9 (1.07%) XenApp
13 8 (0.95%) Tivoli Directory Server
14 7 (0.83%) Hyper-V
14 7 (0.83%) ProxySG
14 7 (0.83%) VMware ESX
14 7 (0.83%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 212 (25.21%) Puppet
2 119 (14.15%) Opscode Chef
3 104 (12.37%) Ansible
4 52 (6.18%) Salt
5 45 (5.35%) Kibana
6 31 (3.69%) SCCM
7 30 (3.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
8 29 (3.45%) Nagios
9 27 (3.21%) Grafana
10 23 (2.73%) Graphite
10 23 (2.73%) logstash
11 20 (2.38%) Terraform
12 19 (2.26%) Mesos
13 18 (2.14%) Kubernetes
13 18 (2.14%) Marathon
14 17 (2.02%) Forum Sentry
15 15 (1.78%) Consul
15 15 (1.78%) FortiGate
16 14 (1.66%) Rancher
16 14 (1.66%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 178 (21.17%) Cisco
2 133 (15.81%) Microsoft
3 125 (14.86%) VMware
4 112 (13.32%) Oracle
5 100 (11.89%) IBM
6 97 (11.53%) Juniper
7 74 (8.80%) CheckPoint
8 71 (8.44%) Red Hat
9 58 (6.90%) F5
10 48 (5.71%) Palo Alto
11 43 (5.11%) Google
12 42 (4.99%) HP
13 31 (3.69%) Blue Coat
14 30 (3.57%) Rackspace
15 29 (3.45%) Intel Security
16 26 (3.09%) Citrix
17 23 (2.73%) Sourcefire
18 21 (2.50%) Atlassian
19 20 (2.38%) Fortinet
20 18 (2.14%) Axway
South East London
Involved Solutions Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
Bradford, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 14 hours ago
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £370 - £410 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £511.50 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Venturi
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: £475 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £300 - £340 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Essex
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 7 days ago
City, London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 10 hours ago