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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 289 357 374
Rank change year-on-year
+68 +17
Contract jobs citing SSL 345 213 171
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.68% 0.43% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.64% 3.30% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 183 138 95
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£400 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.26% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £300 £228
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £524 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £373 £338 £340
% change year-on-year
+10.37% -0.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Average hourly rate £17.11 £30.37 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.65% -13.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.72 £18.66 £29.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £42.07 £42.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.11 £45.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-61.97% +44.00%

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
7434 6451 6892
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.07% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4015 3314 3353
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £215 £195
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 417 366 580
Average hourly rate £27.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+35.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £43.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.50 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.90% -8.88%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 +72 327 £400 +2.56% 96
London +62 173 £425 - 24
South East +24 81 £375 -9.09% 29
City of London +22 37 £438 -2.77% 7
Surrey +20 29 £375 -17.80% 8
Berkshire +8 24 £389 +19.61% 9
Hampshire -8 20 £325 -15.03% 6
Yorkshire +4 19 £220 -26.66% 6
Epsom - 18 £370 - 2
North West -12 17 £323 +3.20% 4
West Yorkshire -4 16 £220 -26.66% 6
Scotland -4 12 £330 -20.00% 1
South West -9 12 £400 -10.61% 8
Leeds -16 12 £220 -26.66% 6
Manchester -6 11 £318 +5.83% 2
East Midlands +6 9 £315 -18.70% 2
East of England +14 7 £575 +76.92% 18
Camberley - 7 £375 - 2
Bracknell +12 6 £378 - 1
Glasgow +4 5 £280 -
West Midlands +4 5 £433 - 3
Edinburgh +1 5 £403 -2.42%
Buckinghamshire -3 5 £375 - 2
Milton Keynes -4 5 £375 - 2
Gloucestershire -9 5 - - 5
Northamptonshire -10 5 £425 +9.67% 1
Northampton - 5 £425 - 1
Cheltenham -8 4 - - 3
Bradford - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 £300 -

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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.

1 294 (42.06%) Linux
2 279 (39.91%) TCP/IP
3 243 (34.76%) HTTP
4 236 (33.76%) Firewall
5 231 (33.05%) Windows
6 200 (28.61%) Cisco
7 179 (25.61%) VPN
8 155 (22.17%) DNS
9 144 (20.60%) Java
10 137 (19.60%) Microsoft
11 133 (19.03%) ITIL
12 117 (16.74%) Juniper
13 116 (16.60%) LAN
14 114 (16.31%) WAN
15 113 (16.17%) Puppet
16 112 (16.02%) Python
16 112 (16.02%) UNIX
16 112 (16.02%) Configuration Management
17 108 (15.45%) Security Cleared
18 106 (15.16%) IPsec
19 102 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
19 102 (14.59%) CheckPoint
19 102 (14.59%) Web Services
20 100 (14.31%) Network Security
21 98 (14.02%) VMware
22 95 (13.59%) SQL
22 95 (13.59%) DevOps
23 94 (13.45%) Open Source
24 91 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
25 90 (12.88%) MySQL

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 86 (12.30%) IIS
2 79 (11.30%) Apache
3 74 (10.59%) WebSphere
4 54 (7.73%) Tomcat
5 52 (7.44%) WebLogic
6 32 (4.58%) WebSphere Application Server
7 26 (3.72%) JBoss
8 22 (3.15%) IBM HTTP Server
9 21 (3.00%) SharePoint
10 20 (2.86%) MS Exchange
11 16 (2.29%) Node.js
12 15 (2.15%) Adobe CQ
13 14 (2.00%) nginx
14 13 (1.86%) Exchange Server 2010
15 12 (1.72%) Lync
16 9 (1.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 9 (1.29%) WebSphere Process Server
17 8 (1.14%) ArcGIS
17 8 (1.14%) IBM Notes
17 8 (1.14%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 23 (3.29%) MS Office
1 23 (3.29%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.72%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.57%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.29%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 9 (1.29%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (1.00%) Documaker
3 3 (0.43%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.29%) IntelliMatch
4 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.29%) Google Analytics
4 2 (0.29%) ResourceLink
4 2 (0.29%) SAP SRM
5 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 28 (4.01%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (2.00%) PaaS
2 14 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 13 (1.86%) Amazon EC2
4 10 (1.43%) SaaS
5 8 (1.14%) Amazon S3
5 8 (1.14%) Office 365
6 7 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
7 6 (0.86%) Google Cloud Platform
7 6 (0.86%) GitHub
7 6 (0.86%) Heroku
7 6 (0.86%) Engine Yard
8 5 (0.72%) Google App Engine
8 5 (0.72%) IaaS
8 5 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
9 4 (0.57%) Yammer
10 3 (0.43%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 279 (39.91%) TCP/IP
2 243 (34.76%) HTTP
3 236 (33.76%) Firewall
4 179 (25.61%) VPN
5 155 (22.17%) DNS
6 116 (16.60%) LAN
7 114 (16.31%) WAN
8 106 (15.16%) IPsec
9 100 (14.31%) Network Security
10 84 (12.02%) Internet
11 79 (11.30%) LDAP
12 74 (10.59%) Cisco ASA
13 70 (10.01%) FTP
14 65 (9.30%) OSPF
15 60 (8.58%) DHCP
16 52 (7.44%) BGP
17 48 (6.87%) Wireless
18 46 (6.58%) SMTP
19 45 (6.44%) MPLS
20 44 (6.29%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 90 (12.88%) MySQL
2 68 (9.73%) MongoDB
3 48 (6.87%) Relational Database
4 47 (6.72%) SQL Server
5 39 (5.58%) RDBMS
6 35 (5.01%) PostgreSQL
6 35 (5.01%) NoSQL
7 21 (3.00%) Oracle Database
8 15 (2.15%) Oracle Database 11g
9 14 (2.00%) DB2
10 12 (1.72%) Redis
11 11 (1.57%) SQL Server 2008
12 10 (1.43%) Oracle Reports
12 10 (1.43%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (1.00%) Oracle ODI
14 7 (1.00%) Oracle BI EE
15 6 (0.86%) MariaDB
15 6 (0.86%) Apache Cassandra
16 5 (0.72%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 67 (9.59%) Jenkins
2 40 (5.72%) Git (software)
3 33 (4.72%) Subversion
4 25 (3.58%) Maven
5 18 (2.58%) Introscope
6 17 (2.43%) Visual Studio
7 16 (2.29%) JIRA
8 14 (2.00%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.72%) Hudson
10 11 (1.57%) TeamCity
10 11 (1.57%) JUnit
11 7 (1.00%) Fiddler
11 7 (1.00%) Artifactory
11 7 (1.00%) Mercurial
12 6 (0.86%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
13 5 (0.72%) RSpec
14 4 (0.57%) Cucumber
14 4 (0.57%) Ant
14 4 (0.57%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 4 (0.57%) Selenium
General
1 67 (9.59%) Finance
2 60 (8.58%) Telecoms
3 25 (3.58%) Banking
4 17 (2.43%) Financial Institution
5 7 (1.00%) Retail
5 7 (1.00%) Billing
6 6 (0.86%) Investment Banking
6 6 (0.86%) Local Government
7 4 (0.57%) Military
7 4 (0.57%) Spanish Language
8 3 (0.43%) Legal
9 2 (0.29%) Games
9 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
9 2 (0.29%) Marketing
9 2 (0.29%) French Language
10 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
10 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
10 1 (0.14%) International Banking
10 1 (0.14%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 88 (12.59%) Network Engineer
2 82 (11.73%) Consultant
3 69 (9.87%) Developer
4 51 (7.30%) Administrator
5 50 (7.15%) Security Engineer
6 49 (7.01%) Analyst
7 43 (6.15%) DevOps Engineer
8 35 (5.01%) Technical Consultant
9 32 (4.58%) Network Security Engineer
10 31 (4.43%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 28 (4.01%) Architect
12 25 (3.58%) Software Engineer
12 25 (3.58%) ServiceNow Consultant
13 21 (3.00%) Security Analyst
13 21 (3.00%) Network Analyst
14 17 (2.43%) Senior Developer
14 17 (2.43%) ServiceNow Developer
14 17 (2.43%) Technical Developer
14 17 (2.43%) ITSM Consultant
15 15 (2.15%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (14.59%) Web Services
2 79 (11.30%) XML
3 68 (9.73%) HTML
4 56 (8.01%) .NET
5 51 (7.30%) SOAP
6 34 (4.86%) Middleware
7 33 (4.72%) CSS
8 30 (4.29%) J2EE
9 29 (4.15%) REST
10 28 (4.01%) JMS
11 25 (3.58%) ASP.NET
11 25 (3.58%) Ajax
12 23 (3.29%) WebSphere MQ
13 21 (3.00%) WSDL
14 19 (2.72%) JSON
15 17 (2.43%) COM
16 15 (2.15%) Worklight
17 13 (1.86%) JDBC
18 10 (1.43%) Oracle Fusion
19 9 (1.29%) WebCenter
Miscellaneous
1 94 (13.45%) Open Source
2 46 (6.58%) PKI
3 44 (6.29%) Analytical Skills
4 39 (5.58%) Clustering
5 29 (4.15%) Client/Server
6 23 (3.29%) Enterprise Software
7 21 (3.00%) SecurID
7 21 (3.00%) Management Information System
8 19 (2.72%) Device Driver
9 17 (2.43%) CMDB
10 16 (2.29%) Mobile App
11 14 (2.00%) CESG
12 13 (1.86%) Cryptography
13 12 (1.72%) Computer Science
13 12 (1.72%) DataPower
14 11 (1.57%) Smartcard
15 9 (1.29%) Replication
16 8 (1.14%) Data Integration
17 7 (1.00%) User Experience
17 7 (1.00%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 294 (42.06%) Linux
2 231 (33.05%) Windows
3 112 (16.02%) UNIX
4 58 (8.30%) Windows Server 2008
5 51 (7.30%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (6.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (5.01%) Windows Server 2012
8 34 (4.86%) Solaris
9 33 (4.72%) CentOS
10 24 (3.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 24 (3.43%) Windows XP
10 24 (3.43%) Ubuntu
11 21 (3.00%) AIX
12 18 (2.58%) Windows 7
13 16 (2.29%) Android
14 14 (2.00%) Apple iOS
15 11 (1.57%) Windows Phone 8
15 11 (1.57%) Windows Phone
16 8 (1.14%) Windows 2000
17 6 (0.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (19.03%) ITIL
2 112 (16.02%) Configuration Management
3 102 (14.59%) Agile Software Development
4 95 (13.59%) DevOps
5 91 (13.02%) Continuous Integration
6 70 (10.01%) Load Balancing
7 57 (8.15%) Service Management
8 37 (5.29%) Network Design
9 35 (5.01%) SOA
10 31 (4.43%) Service Delivery
10 31 (4.43%) Validation
11 30 (4.29%) Project Management
11 30 (4.29%) Software Engineering
12 29 (4.15%) Kalman Filter
13 27 (3.86%) ITSM
13 27 (3.86%) Migration
13 27 (3.86%) Scrum
14 26 (3.72%) Incident Management
14 26 (3.72%) Workflow
14 26 (3.72%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 144 (20.60%) Java
2 112 (16.02%) Python
3 95 (13.59%) SQL
4 66 (9.44%) JavaScript
5 65 (9.30%) Ruby
6 60 (8.58%) PHP
7 50 (7.15%) Perl
7 50 (7.15%) C
7 50 (7.15%) Bash Shell
8 45 (6.44%) Shell Script
9 33 (4.72%) C#
10 26 (3.72%) C++
11 25 (3.58%) PowerShell
11 25 (3.58%) Jython
12 15 (2.15%) Korn
13 11 (1.57%) Scala
14 8 (1.14%) VB
15 7 (1.00%) Golang
16 6 (0.86%) PL/SQL
17 4 (0.57%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 108 (15.45%) Security Cleared
2 78 (11.16%) Cisco Certification
3 75 (10.73%) SC Cleared
4 72 (10.30%) Degree
5 53 (7.58%) CCNP
6 39 (5.58%) CCNA
7 35 (5.01%) CISSP
7 35 (5.01%) DV Cleared
8 31 (4.43%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (3.29%) VCP4
10 19 (2.72%) MCSE
11 15 (2.15%) CCIE
12 9 (1.29%) ITIL Certification
13 8 (1.14%) CCDP
13 8 (1.14%) CCSE
14 7 (1.00%) CCSA
14 7 (1.00%) ISTQB
14 7 (1.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 6 (0.86%) GCIH
15 6 (0.86%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (4.72%) QA
2 24 (3.43%) PCI DSS
3 13 (1.86%) SLA
4 9 (1.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.14%) JSP 440
6 7 (1.00%) Data Quality
7 4 (0.57%) HIPAA
8 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
9 2 (0.29%) COBIT
9 2 (0.29%) RosettaNet
9 2 (0.29%) ISO/IEC 17799
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
10 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
10 1 (0.14%) COSO
System Software
1 65 (9.30%) Active Directory
2 45 (6.44%) VMware Infrastructure
3 25 (3.58%) vSphere
4 24 (3.43%) Firmware
5 22 (3.15%) Hyper-V
5 22 (3.15%) VMware ESXi
6 21 (3.00%) ProxySG
7 12 (1.72%) Sendmail
7 12 (1.72%) VMware ESX
7 12 (1.72%) Varnish
8 10 (1.43%) Xen
9 8 (1.14%) Oracle RAC
9 8 (1.14%) ISA Server
9 8 (1.14%) RACF
9 8 (1.14%) Nmap
10 7 (1.00%) NFS
10 7 (1.00%) Snort
11 6 (0.86%) XenApp
11 6 (0.86%) Samba
12 5 (0.72%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 113 (16.17%) Puppet
2 70 (10.01%) Opscode Chef
3 26 (3.72%) Ansible
4 25 (3.58%) SCCM
5 21 (3.00%) Salt
6 20 (2.86%) Nagios
7 17 (2.43%) HP UCMDB
8 16 (2.29%) MIMEsweeper
9 12 (1.72%) MAILsweeper
9 12 (1.72%) Nessus
9 12 (1.72%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 11 (1.57%) yum
11 10 (1.43%) FortiGate
11 10 (1.43%) CA Single Sign-On
12 9 (1.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
12 9 (1.29%) Tivoli
12 9 (1.29%) WSUS
13 8 (1.14%) WhatsUp Gold
13 8 (1.14%) HP Quality Center
14 6 (0.86%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 200 (28.61%) Cisco
2 137 (19.60%) Microsoft
3 117 (16.74%) Juniper
4 102 (14.59%) CheckPoint
5 98 (14.02%) VMware
6 88 (12.59%) F5
7 75 (10.73%) Oracle
8 66 (9.44%) HP
9 61 (8.73%) IBM
10 59 (8.44%) Red Hat
10 59 (8.44%) Blue Coat
11 39 (5.58%) Citrix
12 35 (5.01%) McAfee
13 30 (4.29%) ServiceNow
14 26 (3.72%) NetApp
15 25 (3.58%) CA
16 21 (3.00%) Fortinet
17 17 (2.43%) Google
17 17 (2.43%) Websense
17 17 (2.43%) Software AG
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