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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 303 330 314
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -16
Contract jobs citing SSL 352 274 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.51% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.32% 3.79% 3.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 183 164
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £236 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £478
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £375
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -14.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 3 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.35% +121.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £30.60 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.25 £36.20 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 -
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -

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
8141 7236 8937
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.44% 13.57% 15.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 4382 3894 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 435 417 704
Average hourly rate £21.00 £23.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.63% +4.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £38.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 22 August 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 +35 332 £400 +3.22% 69
London +62 224 £414 +0.36% 33
South East +23 63 £350 +40.00% 19
City of London +45 53 £425 +13.33% 10
Hampshire +6 21 £347 +19.82% 4
Berkshire +14 20 £350 +21.21% 5
Scotland -8 17 £345 -16.36% 2
South West -22 13 £390 +23.80% 4
Gloucestershire - 12 £353 -
Surrey +4 10 £500 +122.22% 6
Buckinghamshire -3 9 £330 +37.50% 1
East of England -27 9 £375 +28.20% 3
Reading +8 6 £369 +31.11% 1
East Midlands +3 6 £475 +46.15%
Slough +5 5 £233 - 2
Milton Keynes +5 5 £330 +37.50%
Southampton -4 5 £288 +10.57%
North West -6 5 £280 -17.03% 4
Glasgow -10 5 - -
Yorkshire -11 5 £425 +12.95% 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £319 -
Cambridgeshire -4 4 - - 2
Cheshire -4 4 £280 -33.68%
Cambridge -9 4 - - 1
Warrington - 4 £280 -
West Yorkshire -4 3 £425 +12.95% 3
Suffolk -16 3 £375 +31.57%
Cheltenham - 3 £263 -
Ipswich - 3 £375 -
Bracknell +5 2 - -

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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.

1 261 (42.44%) Linux
2 227 (36.91%) HTTP
3 177 (28.78%) TCP/IP
3 177 (28.78%) Firewall
4 169 (27.48%) Windows
5 148 (24.07%) Java
6 144 (23.41%) VPN
7 136 (22.11%) Cisco
8 132 (21.46%) DNS
9 129 (20.98%) Oracle
10 126 (20.49%) UNIX
11 115 (18.70%) Apache
12 113 (18.37%) ITIL
13 99 (16.10%) Security Cleared
14 94 (15.28%) Juniper
15 93 (15.12%) Finance
16 92 (14.96%) Microsoft
17 88 (14.31%) WebSphere
18 86 (13.98%) F5
19 83 (13.50%) HP
20 81 (13.17%) LDAP
21 80 (13.01%) IIS
22 79 (12.85%) XML
22 79 (12.85%) Active Directory
23 76 (12.36%) WAN
24 73 (11.87%) Puppet
25 72 (11.71%) Web Services
25 72 (11.71%) Configuration Management
26 71 (11.54%) WebLogic
26 71 (11.54%) Open Source

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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
1 115 (18.70%) Apache
2 88 (14.31%) WebSphere
3 80 (13.01%) IIS
4 71 (11.54%) WebLogic
5 61 (9.92%) Tomcat
6 41 (6.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 26 (4.23%) MS Exchange
8 25 (4.07%) SharePoint
9 22 (3.58%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 21 (3.41%) Oracle Service Bus
11 19 (3.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 18 (2.93%) nginx
12 18 (2.93%) WebLogic Portal
12 18 (2.93%) IBM HTTP Server
13 14 (2.28%) Exchange Server 2010
14 13 (2.11%) Jetty
15 10 (1.63%) Confluence
15 10 (1.63%) Lync
16 9 (1.46%) BizTalk Server
16 9 (1.46%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 35 (5.69%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.44%) MS Office
3 11 (1.79%) MS Project
4 7 (1.14%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.65%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.33%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.16%) SPSS
7 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
Business Applications
1 30 (4.88%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (2.60%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (2.44%) Documaker
4 9 (1.46%) Oracle FAH
5 3 (0.49%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.49%) Remedy ITSM
6 2 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.41%) PaaS
2 20 (3.25%) Cloud Computing
2 20 (3.25%) SaaS
3 18 (2.93%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (2.93%) Amazon EC2
3 18 (2.93%) Microsoft Azure
4 8 (1.30%) Google App Engine
5 7 (1.14%) Rackspace Cloud
6 5 (0.81%) IaaS
7 4 (0.65%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.65%) Heroku
7 4 (0.65%) IBM SmartCloud
7 4 (0.65%) Office 365
8 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 227 (36.91%) HTTP
2 177 (28.78%) TCP/IP
2 177 (28.78%) Firewall
3 144 (23.41%) VPN
4 132 (21.46%) DNS
5 81 (13.17%) LDAP
6 76 (12.36%) WAN
7 68 (11.06%) HTTPS
8 67 (10.89%) Network Security
9 57 (9.27%) Internet
10 55 (8.94%) LAN
10 55 (8.94%) SSH
11 54 (8.78%) IPsec
12 42 (6.83%) Wireless
13 36 (5.85%) MPLS
14 35 (5.69%) Reverse Proxy
15 33 (5.37%) Wireshark
15 33 (5.37%) SMTP
16 31 (5.04%) SNMP
16 31 (5.04%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.50%) Oracle Database
2 38 (6.18%) SQL Server
3 37 (6.02%) MySQL
4 20 (3.25%) Oracle Database 11g
5 15 (2.44%) Oracle ODI
5 15 (2.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 15 (2.44%) Oracle BI EE
6 14 (2.28%) MongoDB
7 13 (2.11%) SQL Server 2008
8 12 (1.95%) NoSQL
9 11 (1.79%) PostgreSQL
10 10 (1.63%) SQL Server 2005
10 10 (1.63%) Relational Database
10 10 (1.63%) Oracle Reports
11 7 (1.14%) DB2
12 6 (0.98%) RDBMS
13 5 (0.81%) Apache Cassandra
14 4 (0.65%) Hadoop
15 2 (0.33%) Big Data
15 2 (0.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 41 (6.67%) JIRA
2 40 (6.50%) Subversion
3 34 (5.53%) Jenkins
4 21 (3.41%) Maven
4 21 (3.41%) Introscope
5 19 (3.09%) Git (software)
6 14 (2.28%) Ant
7 12 (1.95%) Selenium
8 11 (1.79%) JUnit
8 11 (1.79%) Visual Studio
9 10 (1.63%) Fiddler
10 8 (1.30%) Hudson
11 5 (0.81%) Xcode
11 5 (0.81%) Eclipse
12 4 (0.65%) FitNesse
12 4 (0.65%) TeamCity
12 4 (0.65%) SoapUI
13 3 (0.49%) CruiseControl
13 3 (0.49%) JDeveloper
13 3 (0.49%) Apache Ivy
General
1 93 (15.12%) Finance
2 43 (6.99%) Telecoms
3 34 (5.53%) Banking
4 22 (3.58%) Financial Institution
5 20 (3.25%) Billing
6 18 (2.93%) Retail
7 14 (2.28%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.98%) Local Government
8 6 (0.98%) Private Banking
9 5 (0.81%) Games
9 5 (0.81%) Marketing
10 4 (0.65%) Back Office
11 3 (0.49%) Legal
11 3 (0.49%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.33%) Electronics
12 2 (0.33%) Advertising
12 2 (0.33%) Publishing
12 2 (0.33%) Automotive
12 2 (0.33%) Law
13 1 (0.16%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 78 (12.68%) Developer
2 68 (11.06%) Consultant
3 58 (9.43%) Administrator
4 46 (7.48%) Analyst
5 44 (7.15%) Network Engineer
6 39 (6.34%) Security Engineer
7 31 (5.04%) Architect
8 29 (4.72%) Systems Administrator
8 29 (4.72%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 25 (4.07%) Linux Administrator
9 25 (4.07%) DevOps Engineer
10 22 (3.58%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 18 (2.93%) Software Engineer
12 16 (2.60%) Network Security Engineer
13 15 (2.44%) WebSphere Administrator
13 15 (2.44%) Project Engineer
14 13 (2.11%) Support Engineer
14 13 (2.11%) Senior Consultant
14 13 (2.11%) Support Analyst
15 12 (1.95%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 79 (12.85%) XML
2 72 (11.71%) Web Services
3 70 (11.38%) .NET
3 70 (11.38%) HTML
4 68 (11.06%) Middleware
5 49 (7.97%) JMS
6 44 (7.15%) SOAP
7 39 (6.34%) REST
8 36 (5.85%) JSON
9 32 (5.20%) ASP.NET
10 31 (5.04%) WebSphere MQ
11 29 (4.72%) JDBC
11 29 (4.72%) J2EE
12 28 (4.55%) WSDL
13 26 (4.23%) JSP
14 23 (3.74%) Oracle Fusion
15 21 (3.41%) CSS
15 21 (3.41%) Ajax
16 17 (2.76%) Spring
17 16 (2.60%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 71 (11.54%) Open Source
2 33 (5.37%) PKI
3 29 (4.72%) Clustering
4 22 (3.58%) Management Information System
5 18 (2.93%) Firmware
6 17 (2.76%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.44%) Mobile App
8 14 (2.28%) DataPower
9 13 (2.11%) Hedge funds
9 13 (2.11%) Computer Science
10 12 (1.95%) Blackberry
11 11 (1.79%) Data Integration
12 10 (1.63%) Device Driver
13 8 (1.30%) Cryptography
14 7 (1.14%) Mainframe
14 7 (1.14%) SecurID
14 7 (1.14%) CMDB
15 6 (0.98%) PMI
16 5 (0.81%) Smart Meter
17 4 (0.65%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 261 (42.44%) Linux
2 169 (27.48%) Windows
3 126 (20.49%) UNIX
4 49 (7.97%) Windows Server 2008
5 44 (7.15%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (5.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (4.88%) Windows XP
8 28 (4.55%) AIX
9 22 (3.58%) Windows 2000
10 20 (3.25%) Solaris
11 19 (3.09%) CentOS
12 18 (2.93%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (2.44%) SUSE
14 10 (1.63%) Windows 7
15 8 (1.30%) Android
15 8 (1.30%) Apple iOS
16 5 (0.81%) HPUX
16 5 (0.81%) Windows 2000 Server
17 4 (0.65%) Ubuntu
17 4 (0.65%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 113 (18.37%) ITIL
2 72 (11.71%) Configuration Management
3 66 (10.73%) Continuous Integration
4 60 (9.76%) Load Balancing
5 58 (9.43%) Scrum
6 55 (8.94%) DevOps
7 46 (7.48%) SOA
8 43 (6.99%) Agile Software Development
9 42 (6.83%) Validation
10 37 (6.02%) Migration
11 32 (5.20%) Project Management
12 30 (4.88%) OO
13 28 (4.55%) Incident Management
14 27 (4.39%) Workflow
15 26 (4.23%) Software Engineering
16 25 (4.07%) Penetration Testing
16 25 (4.07%) Software Testing
17 24 (3.90%) Service Delivery
18 23 (3.74%) Test Scripting
19 22 (3.58%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 148 (24.07%) Java
2 67 (10.89%) Python
3 66 (10.73%) SQL
4 65 (10.57%) Perl
5 61 (9.92%) JavaScript
6 60 (9.76%) Bash Shell
7 57 (9.27%) Shell Script
8 51 (8.29%) PHP
9 46 (7.48%) Jython
10 24 (3.90%) C
11 22 (3.58%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 20 (3.25%) C#
13 17 (2.76%) PowerShell
14 16 (2.60%) Korn
15 15 (2.44%) Ruby
16 13 (2.11%) C++
17 10 (1.63%) VBScript
18 7 (1.14%) VB
19 6 (0.98%) XPath
19 6 (0.98%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 99 (16.10%) Security Cleared
2 67 (10.89%) SC Cleared
3 49 (7.97%) Cisco Certification
4 39 (6.34%) Degree
5 29 (4.72%) CCNP
6 25 (4.07%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 20 (3.25%) ISTQB
7 20 (3.25%) CCNA
7 20 (3.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 16 (2.60%) DV Cleared
9 14 (2.28%) LPIC
9 14 (2.28%) CCENT
10 12 (1.95%) CISSP
10 12 (1.95%) ITIL Certification
11 8 (1.30%) MCTS
11 8 (1.30%) MCSE
11 8 (1.30%) MCP
12 7 (1.14%) ISEB
12 7 (1.14%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.98%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.07%) QA
2 18 (2.93%) Data Quality
3 12 (1.95%) SLA
4 9 (1.46%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.98%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 4 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 3 (0.49%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.16%) TickIT
8 1 (0.16%) COBIT
System Software
1 79 (12.85%) Active Directory
2 44 (7.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 26 (4.23%) ProxySG
4 19 (3.09%) Nmap
5 17 (2.76%) Squid
6 15 (2.44%) vSphere
7 14 (2.28%) qmail
8 13 (2.11%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (1.46%) Hyper-V
10 8 (1.30%) Xen
11 7 (1.14%) VMware ESX
12 6 (0.98%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
13 5 (0.81%) ISA Server
13 5 (0.81%) UAG
13 5 (0.81%) vCloud
13 5 (0.81%) Sendmail
14 4 (0.65%) Shibboleth
15 3 (0.49%) KVM
15 3 (0.49%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 73 (11.87%) Puppet
2 31 (5.04%) Opscode Chef
3 28 (4.55%) HP Quality Center
4 23 (3.74%) SCCM
5 20 (3.25%) Nessus
6 18 (2.93%) Oracle Identity Management
7 17 (2.76%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 17 (2.76%) Zenoss
8 13 (2.11%) Tivoli
8 13 (2.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 12 (1.95%) CA SiteMinder
10 8 (1.30%) McAfee ePO
11 7 (1.14%) Nagios
11 7 (1.14%) CA Wily
12 6 (0.98%) Vagrant
12 6 (0.98%) Backup Exec
13 5 (0.81%) NetBackup
13 5 (0.81%) DameWare
13 5 (0.81%) OpenView
13 5 (0.81%) OpenSSO
Vendors
1 136 (22.11%) Cisco
2 129 (20.98%) Oracle
3 94 (15.28%) Juniper
4 92 (14.96%) Microsoft
5 86 (13.98%) F5
6 83 (13.50%) HP
7 69 (11.22%) VMware
8 59 (9.59%) IBM
8 59 (9.59%) CheckPoint
9 46 (7.48%) Blue Coat
10 35 (5.69%) Red Hat
11 34 (5.53%) Citrix
12 23 (3.74%) Nokia
13 21 (3.41%) Websense
14 20 (3.25%) Remedy
15 19 (3.09%) Software AG
16 17 (2.76%) JBoss
16 17 (2.76%) Siebel
16 17 (2.76%) Google
17 16 (2.60%) Sun
London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
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Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £382.50 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Vertical IT
Rate: MARKET RATE + COMPETITIVE
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ARM Technology
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £310 per day + competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 4 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Maidenhead
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 14 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
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City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 15 days ago