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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 266 318 363
Rank change year-on-year
+52 +45
Contract jobs citing SSL 371 263 184
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.73% 0.54% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.99% 4.08% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 221 162 121
Average daily rate
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£403 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £360
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £42.00 £125.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -66.40%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.50 £125.00
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -65.20%

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
7437 6447 7160
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.63% 13.24% 15.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4181 3434 3423
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £225 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 404 383 640
Average hourly rate £23.75 £18.38 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+29.25% -14.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £11.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -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 27 January 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
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 27 January 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 +41 353 £410 +3.79% 97
London +36 176 £425 - 54
South East +20 86 £378 -8.48% 15
City of London +21 33 £410 -25.45% 16
Berkshire +19 33 £378 +16.15% 6
North West -11 24 £325 +1.96% 6
Hampshire -14 24 £355 -16.47% 3
Yorkshire -9 21 £375 +25.00% 6
West Yorkshire -4 19 £375 +25.00% 6
Leeds -8 19 £375 +25.00% 5
Surrey +11 18 £370 -32.72% 1
South West -8 16 £400 -21.95% 4
Manchester +10 15 £318 +3.67% 5
Scotland +1 13 £303 -26.66% 3
Bracknell +13 10 £378 -15.40% 1
East of England -4 8 £425 +30.76% 9
North East - 8 £393 - 2
Epsom - 8 £370 -
West Midlands -1 7 £433 +1.76% 1
Glasgow - 7 £280 - 2
Gloucestershire - 7 - - 1
Cheshire -2 6 £381 +19.60%
East Sussex - 6 £400 -
Essex - 6 £425 - 1
Cheltenham - 6 - - 1
Birmingham +1 5 £423 -0.58% 1
Eastbourne - 5 - -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £420 - 2
Milton Keynes -5 4 £425 - 2
Slough -6 4 £280 -6.66%

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 303 (40.62%) Linux
2 269 (36.06%) TCP/IP
3 267 (35.79%) HTTP
4 238 (31.90%) Windows
5 236 (31.64%) Firewall
6 185 (24.80%) Cisco
7 184 (24.66%) VPN
8 151 (20.24%) DNS
8 151 (20.24%) Java
9 148 (19.84%) Microsoft
10 139 (18.63%) ITIL
11 123 (16.49%) Security Cleared
12 113 (15.15%) Apache
13 112 (15.01%) Puppet
14 109 (14.61%) VMware
15 108 (14.48%) IIS
16 107 (14.34%) Oracle
16 107 (14.34%) SQL
17 106 (14.21%) Juniper
17 106 (14.21%) Configuration Management
17 106 (14.21%) Network Security
18 104 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
19 102 (13.67%) CheckPoint
20 101 (13.54%) UNIX
20 101 (13.54%) Python
21 98 (13.14%) Web Services
22 96 (12.87%) LAN
22 96 (12.87%) DevOps
23 95 (12.73%) F5
23 95 (12.73%) Open Source

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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
1 113 (15.15%) Apache
2 108 (14.48%) IIS
3 86 (11.53%) WebSphere
4 79 (10.59%) Tomcat
5 68 (9.12%) WebLogic
6 43 (5.76%) WebSphere Application Server
7 30 (4.02%) JBoss
8 28 (3.75%) IBM HTTP Server
9 27 (3.62%) SharePoint
10 25 (3.35%) MS Exchange
11 24 (3.22%) nginx
12 23 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 23 (3.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 22 (2.95%) Oracle Service Bus
14 17 (2.28%) Node.js
14 17 (2.28%) WebLogic Portal
15 15 (2.01%) BizTalk Server
15 15 (2.01%) WebSphere Process Server
16 14 (1.88%) Exchange Server 2010
17 13 (1.74%) Jetty
Applications
1 34 (4.56%) MS Excel
2 23 (3.08%) MS Office
3 11 (1.47%) MS PowerPoint
3 11 (1.47%) MS Project
4 4 (0.54%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 22 (2.95%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (2.55%) Documaker
3 15 (2.01%) Oracle BPM
4 8 (1.07%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.54%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.27%) IntelliMatch
6 2 (0.27%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.27%) SAP SRM
7 1 (0.13%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.13%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.13%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 31 (4.16%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.55%) Amazon EC2
3 12 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
4 11 (1.47%) SaaS
5 10 (1.34%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.21%) PaaS
6 9 (1.21%) Amazon S3
6 9 (1.21%) Google Cloud Platform
7 8 (1.07%) Google App Engine
8 6 (0.80%) GitHub
9 5 (0.67%) IaaS
9 5 (0.67%) Amazon ELB
10 4 (0.54%) Heroku
10 4 (0.54%) Engine Yard
10 4 (0.54%) Route 53
11 3 (0.40%) Office 365
12 1 (0.13%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 269 (36.06%) TCP/IP
2 267 (35.79%) HTTP
3 236 (31.64%) Firewall
4 184 (24.66%) VPN
5 151 (20.24%) DNS
6 106 (14.21%) Network Security
7 96 (12.87%) LAN
8 95 (12.73%) IPsec
9 94 (12.60%) WAN
10 84 (11.26%) Internet
11 68 (9.12%) Cisco ASA
12 66 (8.85%) FTP
13 62 (8.31%) LDAP
14 60 (8.04%) HTTPS
15 57 (7.64%) DHCP
16 56 (7.51%) OSPF
17 49 (6.57%) BGP
18 43 (5.76%) MPLS
19 42 (5.63%) SAN
20 41 (5.50%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 81 (10.86%) MySQL
2 58 (7.77%) SQL Server
3 48 (6.43%) MongoDB
4 38 (5.09%) Oracle Database
4 38 (5.09%) Relational Database
5 30 (4.02%) RDBMS
6 29 (3.89%) Oracle Database 11g
7 26 (3.49%) NoSQL
8 24 (3.22%) PostgreSQL
9 20 (2.68%) SQL Server 2008
10 19 (2.55%) Oracle BI EE
10 19 (2.55%) SQL Server 2005
10 19 (2.55%) Oracle ODI
11 16 (2.14%) DB2
12 14 (1.88%) Oracle Reports
12 14 (1.88%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 13 (1.74%) Redis
14 9 (1.21%) Amazon RDS
15 6 (0.80%) MariaDB
16 5 (0.67%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 61 (8.18%) Jenkins
2 34 (4.56%) JIRA
3 28 (3.75%) Git (software)
4 25 (3.35%) Subversion
5 24 (3.22%) Visual Studio
6 21 (2.82%) Maven
7 16 (2.14%) Introscope
7 16 (2.14%) Eclipse
8 11 (1.47%) TeamCity
8 11 (1.47%) JUnit
9 7 (0.94%) Fiddler
9 7 (0.94%) GCC
9 7 (0.94%) RSpec
10 6 (0.80%) Hudson
10 6 (0.80%) Artifactory
11 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
11 5 (0.67%) MSI
12 4 (0.54%) Ant
12 4 (0.54%) JDeveloper
12 4 (0.54%) Cucumber
General
1 84 (11.26%) Finance
2 62 (8.31%) Telecoms
3 36 (4.83%) Banking
4 23 (3.08%) Financial Institution
5 21 (2.82%) Billing
6 12 (1.61%) Retail
7 11 (1.47%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.80%) Local Government
9 5 (0.67%) Spanish Language
9 5 (0.67%) Legal
10 4 (0.54%) Military
11 3 (0.40%) Games
11 3 (0.40%) Law
12 2 (0.27%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.27%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.27%) Marketing
13 1 (0.13%) Danish Language
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.13%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 89 (11.93%) Consultant
2 80 (10.72%) Network Engineer
2 80 (10.72%) Developer
3 60 (8.04%) Security Engineer
4 51 (6.84%) Analyst
4 51 (6.84%) Administrator
5 42 (5.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 38 (5.09%) Network Security Engineer
7 37 (4.96%) Software Engineer
8 36 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
9 29 (3.89%) Architect
10 27 (3.62%) Technical Consultant
11 22 (2.95%) ServiceNow Consultant
12 21 (2.82%) Senior Consultant
13 15 (2.01%) Senior Developer
13 15 (2.01%) Support Engineer
13 15 (2.01%) Security Analyst
13 15 (2.01%) Team Leader
14 14 (1.88%) Senior Security Engineer
14 14 (1.88%) Technical Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (13.14%) Web Services
2 87 (11.66%) XML
3 86 (11.53%) .NET
4 68 (9.12%) HTML
5 66 (8.85%) Middleware
6 64 (8.58%) JMS
7 56 (7.51%) SOAP
8 43 (5.76%) REST
9 35 (4.69%) ASP.NET
10 32 (4.29%) WSDL
11 31 (4.16%) CSS
12 27 (3.62%) J2EE
13 26 (3.49%) Oracle Fusion
14 25 (3.35%) Ajax
15 23 (3.08%) JDBC
16 21 (2.82%) WebSphere MQ
17 19 (2.55%) WebCenter
18 18 (2.41%) JSON
19 15 (2.01%) Worklight
20 14 (1.88%) COM
Miscellaneous
1 95 (12.73%) Open Source
2 69 (9.25%) Analytical Skills
3 55 (7.37%) PKI
4 40 (5.36%) Clustering
5 29 (3.89%) Enterprise Software
6 25 (3.35%) Client/Server
7 23 (3.08%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.55%) Device Driver
9 17 (2.28%) Mobile App
10 16 (2.14%) SecurID
11 15 (2.01%) Computer Science
12 14 (1.88%) Cryptography
12 14 (1.88%) CMDB
12 14 (1.88%) DataPower
13 13 (1.74%) Data Integration
13 13 (1.74%) CESG
14 11 (1.47%) Blackberry
15 8 (1.07%) User Experience
15 8 (1.07%) Hedge funds
16 7 (0.94%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 303 (40.62%) Linux
2 238 (31.90%) Windows
3 101 (13.54%) UNIX
4 79 (10.59%) Windows Server 2008
5 57 (7.64%) Windows Server 2003
6 56 (7.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 45 (6.03%) Windows Server 2012
8 37 (4.96%) Solaris
9 28 (3.75%) CentOS
10 24 (3.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 24 (3.22%) AIX
11 23 (3.08%) Windows XP
12 16 (2.14%) Android
13 15 (2.01%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.88%) Windows 7
15 13 (1.74%) Ubuntu
16 12 (1.61%) Windows 2000
16 12 (1.61%) Windows Phone
17 11 (1.47%) Windows Phone 8
18 10 (1.34%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 139 (18.63%) ITIL
2 106 (14.21%) Configuration Management
3 104 (13.94%) Agile Software Development
4 96 (12.87%) DevOps
5 92 (12.33%) Continuous Integration
6 78 (10.46%) Load Balancing
7 54 (7.24%) SOA
8 44 (5.90%) Software Engineering
9 41 (5.50%) Scrum
10 40 (5.36%) Service Management
11 37 (4.96%) Project Management
12 35 (4.69%) Network Design
12 35 (4.69%) Service Delivery
12 35 (4.69%) Validation
13 34 (4.56%) OO
13 34 (4.56%) TOGAF
14 33 (4.42%) UML
15 32 (4.29%) Kalman Filter
16 29 (3.89%) Change Management
17 28 (3.75%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 151 (20.24%) Java
2 107 (14.34%) SQL
3 101 (13.54%) Python
4 76 (10.19%) JavaScript
5 69 (9.25%) Bash Shell
6 66 (8.85%) PHP
7 55 (7.37%) Ruby
8 54 (7.24%) Shell Script
9 47 (6.30%) Perl
10 46 (6.17%) C
10 46 (6.17%) Jython
11 45 (6.03%) C#
12 37 (4.96%) PowerShell
13 26 (3.49%) C++
14 18 (2.41%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 18 (2.41%) Korn
15 11 (1.47%) VB
16 9 (1.21%) Scala
16 9 (1.21%) VBScript
17 8 (1.07%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 123 (16.49%) Security Cleared
2 88 (11.80%) SC Cleared
3 80 (10.72%) Cisco Certification
4 79 (10.59%) Degree
5 57 (7.64%) CCNP
6 43 (5.76%) Microsoft Certification
7 37 (4.96%) CISSP
8 36 (4.83%) CCNA
9 34 (4.56%) DV Cleared
10 23 (3.08%) MCSE
11 16 (2.14%) CCIE
12 12 (1.61%) ISTQB
12 12 (1.61%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
13 11 (1.47%) CCSE
14 10 (1.34%) CCSA
15 9 (1.21%) ITIL Certification
16 8 (1.07%) CEH
16 8 (1.07%) MCP
17 7 (0.94%) BC Cleared
17 7 (0.94%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.75%) QA
2 24 (3.22%) PCI DSS
3 19 (2.55%) Data Quality
4 13 (1.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.47%) SLA
6 7 (0.94%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.54%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.27%) RosettaNet
8 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 2 (0.27%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.27%) COBIT
9 1 (0.13%) COSO
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.13%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 70 (9.38%) Active Directory
2 49 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 34 (4.56%) ProxySG
4 28 (3.75%) Firmware
5 25 (3.35%) vSphere
6 21 (2.82%) Hyper-V
6 21 (2.82%) VMware ESXi
7 17 (2.28%) Oracle RAC
8 14 (1.88%) Xen
9 13 (1.74%) VMware ESX
10 12 (1.61%) Nmap
11 11 (1.47%) ISA Server
12 10 (1.34%) Sendmail
13 8 (1.07%) Varnish
13 8 (1.07%) XenApp
14 7 (0.94%) NFS
14 7 (0.94%) Snort
15 6 (0.80%) XenServer
15 6 (0.80%) XenDesktop
16 5 (0.67%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 112 (15.01%) Puppet
2 57 (7.64%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (4.16%) SCCM
4 18 (2.41%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 18 (2.41%) Nagios
4 18 (2.41%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 17 (2.28%) Ansible
6 16 (2.14%) Nessus
6 16 (2.14%) Oracle Identity Management
7 14 (1.88%) HP UCMDB
8 13 (1.74%) MIMEsweeper
9 12 (1.61%) HP Quality Center
10 11 (1.47%) Salt
10 11 (1.47%) CA SiteMinder
11 9 (1.21%) WhatsUp Gold
11 9 (1.21%) MAILsweeper
12 8 (1.07%) Tivoli
13 7 (0.94%) FortiGate
14 6 (0.80%) OpenView
14 6 (0.80%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 185 (24.80%) Cisco
2 148 (19.84%) Microsoft
3 109 (14.61%) VMware
4 107 (14.34%) Oracle
5 106 (14.21%) Juniper
6 102 (13.67%) CheckPoint
7 95 (12.73%) F5
8 86 (11.53%) HP
9 73 (9.79%) Red Hat
10 67 (8.98%) IBM
11 62 (8.31%) Blue Coat
12 46 (6.17%) Citrix
13 30 (4.02%) ServiceNow
14 29 (3.89%) McAfee
15 26 (3.49%) CA
15 26 (3.49%) Remedy
16 24 (3.22%) NetApp
16 24 (3.22%) Software AG
16 24 (3.22%) Fortinet
17 23 (3.08%) Google
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