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 18 September 2014 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 282 323 332
Rank change year-on-year
+41 +9
Contract jobs citing SSL 386 290 303
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.56% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.59% 4.12% 3.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 187 159
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90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £237 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £325 £391
% change year-on-year
+13.84% -16.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 2
Average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £13.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +118.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £24.00 £13.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.75 £30.40 £13.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -

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
8406 7046 8917
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.61% 13.55% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 4657 3830 4038
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 410 683
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014.

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 18 September 2014. 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 +34 367 £400 - 78
London +44 230 £400 -5.88% 31
South East +18 70 £350 +28.44% 28
City of London +25 46 £425 - 11
Berkshire +19 30 £300 +6.19% 10
Hampshire -2 20 £347 +5.69% 11
North West -5 19 £500 +68.06% 2
Scotland -19 14 £340 -7.79% 2
East of England -25 11 £375 +25.00% 2
Surrey 0 10 £500 +117.39% 5
Yorkshire -2 10 £400 +2.56% 6
South West -27 10 £301 -11.39% 2
Lancashire - 10 £517 -
Slough - 9 £275 - 3
Gloucestershire - 9 £288 - 1
West Yorkshire -6 8 £413 +5.76% 5
Buckinghamshire -6 8 £330 +37.50% 1
Cambridgeshire +5 6 - -
Cheshire +4 6 £280 -8.19%
Cambridge +1 6 - -
Leeds +1 6 £388 +0.32% 4
Glasgow -11 5 - - 1
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £319 -
East Midlands +8 4 £438 +34.61% 3
Reading +2 4 £450 +63.63% 3
Suffolk +3 3 £375 +31.57%
Milton Keynes -5 3 £330 +37.50% 1
High Wycombe - 3 £350 -
Ipswich - 3 £375 -
Cheltenham - 3 £263 -

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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.

1 299 (43.65%) Linux
2 267 (38.98%) HTTP
3 205 (29.93%) TCP/IP
4 193 (28.18%) Firewall
5 186 (27.15%) Windows
6 170 (24.82%) Java
7 155 (22.63%) VPN
7 155 (22.63%) DNS
8 149 (21.75%) Apache
9 145 (21.17%) Cisco
10 137 (20.00%) UNIX
11 133 (19.42%) ITIL
12 130 (18.98%) Oracle
13 112 (16.35%) WebSphere
14 111 (16.20%) Security Cleared
15 108 (15.77%) Microsoft
16 104 (15.18%) Juniper
16 104 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
17 101 (14.74%) Finance
18 97 (14.16%) IIS
19 90 (13.14%) .NET
19 90 (13.14%) HP
19 90 (13.14%) F5
20 87 (12.70%) XML
20 87 (12.70%) Tomcat
21 85 (12.41%) Middleware
22 82 (11.97%) Python
23 81 (11.82%) Puppet
23 81 (11.82%) Load Balancing
24 80 (11.68%) WAN

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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
1 149 (21.75%) Apache
2 112 (16.35%) WebSphere
3 97 (14.16%) IIS
4 87 (12.70%) Tomcat
5 71 (10.36%) WebLogic
6 56 (8.18%) WebSphere Application Server
7 29 (4.23%) nginx
8 26 (3.80%) IBM HTTP Server
8 26 (3.80%) SharePoint
8 26 (3.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 24 (3.50%) Oracle Service Bus
10 23 (3.36%) MS Exchange
11 22 (3.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 21 (3.07%) WebLogic Portal
12 21 (3.07%) Jetty
13 13 (1.90%) WebSphere Process Server
14 12 (1.75%) Adobe CQ
14 12 (1.75%) Exchange Server 2010
15 9 (1.31%) Lync
15 9 (1.31%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 41 (5.99%) MS Excel
2 19 (2.77%) MS Office
3 16 (2.34%) MS Project
4 13 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.15%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.15%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 33 (4.82%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (2.77%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (2.63%) Documaker
4 11 (1.61%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.58%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.15%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.15%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.15%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.15%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.15%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.15%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.65%) Amazon EC2
2 22 (3.21%) Cloud Computing
3 19 (2.77%) Amazon AWS
4 18 (2.63%) PaaS
5 17 (2.48%) SaaS
6 15 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (1.90%) Google App Engine
8 6 (0.88%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.73%) Rackspace Cloud
9 5 (0.73%) IaaS
10 4 (0.58%) Office 365
10 4 (0.58%) Heroku
11 2 (0.29%) Route 53
11 2 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
Communications & Networking
1 267 (38.98%) HTTP
2 205 (29.93%) TCP/IP
3 193 (28.18%) Firewall
4 155 (22.63%) VPN
4 155 (22.63%) DNS
5 80 (11.68%) WAN
6 78 (11.39%) Network Security
7 76 (11.09%) HTTPS
8 70 (10.22%) LDAP
9 64 (9.34%) IPsec
10 63 (9.20%) Internet
11 57 (8.32%) LAN
12 53 (7.74%) SSH
13 41 (5.99%) Wireless
13 41 (5.99%) FTP
14 39 (5.69%) Reverse Proxy
15 37 (5.40%) MPLS
16 36 (5.26%) DHCP
17 35 (5.11%) Wireshark
18 31 (4.53%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 43 (6.28%) Oracle Database
2 41 (5.99%) SQL Server
3 40 (5.84%) MySQL
4 23 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
5 18 (2.63%) Oracle BI EE
5 18 (2.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 18 (2.63%) Oracle ODI
6 11 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
6 11 (1.61%) Oracle Reports
7 10 (1.46%) MongoDB
7 10 (1.46%) SQL Server 2005
8 9 (1.31%) Relational Database
8 9 (1.31%) NoSQL
9 8 (1.17%) PostgreSQL
10 7 (1.02%) DB2
11 5 (0.73%) RDBMS
12 3 (0.44%) Hadoop
12 3 (0.44%) Redis
13 2 (0.29%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.29%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 41 (5.99%) JIRA
1 41 (5.99%) Jenkins
2 30 (4.38%) Subversion
3 27 (3.94%) Introscope
4 26 (3.80%) Maven
5 19 (2.77%) Git (software)
6 12 (1.75%) Hudson
6 12 (1.75%) Ant
6 12 (1.75%) Visual Studio
7 11 (1.61%) Selenium
7 11 (1.61%) Fiddler
8 9 (1.31%) JUnit
9 6 (0.88%) GCC
9 6 (0.88%) Artifactory
10 5 (0.73%) Eclipse
10 5 (0.73%) Xcode
11 4 (0.58%) FitNesse
11 4 (0.58%) TeamCity
11 4 (0.58%) RSpec
12 3 (0.44%) Mercurial
General
1 101 (14.74%) Finance
2 52 (7.59%) Telecoms
3 38 (5.55%) Banking
4 26 (3.80%) Financial Institution
5 23 (3.36%) Billing
6 22 (3.21%) Retail
7 16 (2.34%) Investment Banking
8 9 (1.31%) Local Government
9 6 (0.88%) Private Banking
9 6 (0.88%) Marketing
9 6 (0.88%) Games
10 4 (0.58%) Back Office
10 4 (0.58%) Legal
10 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.44%) Law
12 2 (0.29%) Advertising
12 2 (0.29%) Publishing
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.29%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 77 (11.24%) Consultant
2 76 (11.09%) Developer
3 60 (8.76%) Administrator
4 54 (7.88%) Network Engineer
5 47 (6.86%) Security Engineer
6 46 (6.72%) Analyst
7 36 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 33 (4.82%) Software Engineer
9 28 (4.09%) Architect
9 28 (4.09%) Systems Administrator
10 25 (3.65%) Linux Administrator
11 24 (3.50%) DevOps Engineer
12 22 (3.21%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 22 (3.21%) Network Security Engineer
13 16 (2.34%) Support Analyst
14 15 (2.19%) Support Engineer
14 15 (2.19%) WebSphere Administrator
14 15 (2.19%) Project Engineer
15 14 (2.04%) Senior Security Engineer
16 13 (1.90%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 90 (13.14%) .NET
2 87 (12.70%) XML
3 85 (12.41%) Middleware
4 71 (10.36%) JMS
4 71 (10.36%) HTML
5 66 (9.64%) Web Services
6 52 (7.59%) SOAP
7 50 (7.30%) REST
8 37 (5.40%) ASP.NET
9 35 (5.11%) J2EE
10 34 (4.96%) WSDL
11 32 (4.67%) WebSphere MQ
12 31 (4.53%) JDBC
13 28 (4.09%) JSON
14 27 (3.94%) JSP
15 26 (3.80%) Oracle Fusion
16 24 (3.50%) Servlets
17 19 (2.77%) CSS
18 18 (2.63%) WebCenter
18 18 (2.63%) Worklight
Miscellaneous
1 76 (11.09%) Analytical Skills
2 74 (10.80%) Open Source
3 35 (5.11%) PKI
4 27 (3.94%) Clustering
5 26 (3.80%) Management Information System
6 22 (3.21%) Firmware
6 22 (3.21%) Enterprise Software
7 17 (2.48%) Data Integration
8 15 (2.19%) DataPower
8 15 (2.19%) Hedge funds
8 15 (2.19%) Blackberry
9 14 (2.04%) Computer Science
9 14 (2.04%) Mobile App
10 13 (1.90%) Device Driver
11 10 (1.46%) Cryptography
12 9 (1.31%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.31%) User Experience
13 8 (1.17%) PMI
14 7 (1.02%) Mainframe
14 7 (1.02%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 299 (43.65%) Linux
2 186 (27.15%) Windows
3 137 (20.00%) UNIX
4 65 (9.49%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (7.01%) Windows Server 2003
6 46 (6.72%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 32 (4.67%) AIX
8 31 (4.53%) Windows XP
9 25 (3.65%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (3.50%) Solaris
11 23 (3.36%) Windows 2000
12 18 (2.63%) CentOS
13 16 (2.34%) SUSE
14 14 (2.04%) Windows 7
15 10 (1.46%) Apple iOS
16 7 (1.02%) Android
17 5 (0.73%) HPUX
18 4 (0.58%) Debian
18 4 (0.58%) zOS
19 2 (0.29%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (19.42%) ITIL
2 104 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (11.82%) Load Balancing
4 77 (11.24%) Continuous Integration
5 73 (10.66%) Configuration Management
6 65 (9.49%) DevOps
7 59 (8.61%) Scrum
8 52 (7.59%) SOA
9 43 (6.28%) Software Engineering
10 38 (5.55%) Migration
11 36 (5.26%) OO
11 36 (5.26%) Project Management
11 36 (5.26%) Validation
12 32 (4.67%) TOGAF
13 31 (4.53%) SysML
13 31 (4.53%) Incident Management
13 31 (4.53%) Service Delivery
13 31 (4.53%) UML
14 30 (4.38%) Workflow
14 30 (4.38%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 170 (24.82%) Java
2 82 (11.97%) Python
3 77 (11.24%) SQL
4 73 (10.66%) Perl
5 70 (10.22%) Bash Shell
6 69 (10.07%) JavaScript
7 64 (9.34%) Shell Script
8 63 (9.20%) PHP
9 58 (8.47%) Jython
10 35 (5.11%) C
11 28 (4.09%) C#
12 25 (3.65%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 22 (3.21%) Korn
14 20 (2.92%) Ruby
15 18 (2.63%) PowerShell
15 18 (2.63%) C++
16 10 (1.46%) VBScript
17 8 (1.17%) VB
18 7 (1.02%) C-shell
19 6 (0.88%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 111 (16.20%) Security Cleared
2 74 (10.80%) SC Cleared
3 54 (7.88%) Cisco Certification
4 47 (6.86%) Degree
5 34 (4.96%) CCNP
6 28 (4.09%) Microsoft Certification
7 26 (3.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 21 (3.07%) ISTQB
9 20 (2.92%) CCNA
10 17 (2.48%) DV Cleared
11 14 (2.04%) LPIC
11 14 (2.04%) CCENT
12 12 (1.75%) CISSP
12 12 (1.75%) ITIL Certification
13 11 (1.61%) MCTS
14 10 (1.46%) MCP
14 10 (1.46%) MCSE
15 9 (1.31%) PMI Certification
16 8 (1.17%) CCSE
17 7 (1.02%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (4.09%) QA
2 21 (3.07%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.75%) SLA
4 7 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.88%) JSP 440
6 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.15%) COBIT
7 1 (0.15%) TickIT
System Software
1 74 (10.80%) Active Directory
2 50 (7.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.67%) ProxySG
4 20 (2.92%) Nmap
5 16 (2.34%) Squid
5 16 (2.34%) vSphere
6 15 (2.19%) Oracle RAC
7 13 (1.90%) Xen
7 13 (1.90%) qmail
8 12 (1.75%) Hyper-V
9 10 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (1.17%) Varnish
11 7 (1.02%) XenServer
12 6 (0.88%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 5 (0.73%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.73%) vCloud
14 4 (0.58%) VMware ESX
14 4 (0.58%) XenDesktop
14 4 (0.58%) OpenSSH
14 4 (0.58%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 81 (11.82%) Puppet
2 32 (4.67%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (4.38%) SCCM
4 28 (4.09%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (3.36%) Nessus
6 21 (3.07%) Oracle Identity Management
6 21 (3.07%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 18 (2.63%) Zenoss
8 15 (2.19%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 12 (1.75%) CA SiteMinder
10 11 (1.61%) Tivoli
11 8 (1.17%) Nagios
11 8 (1.17%) WhatsUp Gold
12 7 (1.02%) FortiGate
12 7 (1.02%) CA Wily
12 7 (1.02%) McAfee ePO
13 6 (0.88%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.88%) Backup Exec
13 6 (0.88%) OpenView
14 5 (0.73%) DameWare
Vendors
1 145 (21.17%) Cisco
2 130 (18.98%) Oracle
3 108 (15.77%) Microsoft
4 104 (15.18%) Juniper
5 90 (13.14%) HP
5 90 (13.14%) F5
6 79 (11.53%) VMware
7 72 (10.51%) IBM
8 69 (10.07%) CheckPoint
9 53 (7.74%) Blue Coat
10 52 (7.59%) Red Hat
11 41 (5.99%) Citrix
12 28 (4.09%) Google
13 26 (3.80%) Nokia
14 25 (3.65%) Software AG
15 22 (3.21%) JBoss
16 21 (3.07%) Remedy
16 21 (3.07%) Websense
17 19 (2.77%) Siebel
18 17 (2.48%) Sun
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