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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 311 320 347
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +27
Contract jobs citing SSL 366 319 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.64% 0.58% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.67% 4.17% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 198 185 170
Average daily rate
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£425 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £365 £323
% change year-on-year
+9.58% +13.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 4 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £25.00 £30.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £41.75 £39.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £32.50 £31.75
% change year-on-year
+23.07% +2.36%

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
7831 7646 6987
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.77% 13.99% 13.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 4478 4078 3617
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 477 416 465
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

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 31 July 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
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 31 July 2015.

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 31 July 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 +14 345 £425 +6.25% 89
London -17 171 £425 +4.10% 31
South East +9 64 £400 +14.69% 12
City of London -2 49 £450 +12.50% 6
North West -2 28 £350 +25.00% 10
East of England +19 26 £450 +20.00% 9
Hampshire -1 23 £393 +13.36% 1
Yorkshire -7 23 £325 -7.14% 11
South West 0 21 £450 +15.38% 4
West Yorkshire -11 18 £275 -21.42% 7
Berkshire +1 13 £450 +50.00% 2
Hertfordshire +6 12 £450 - 3
Essex +5 12 £595 -
Gloucestershire -2 11 £450 +15.38%
Cheltenham +3 10 £450 +38.46%
Leeds -17 10 £240 -31.42% 6
Liverpool - 10 £400 -
Merseyside - 10 £400 -
Surrey +6 9 £410 -18.00% 2
Wales +3 9 £355 -11.25%
Manchester 0 9 £300 - 7
Oxfordshire -15 9 £320 -20.00% 5
Cheshire -5 7 £463 +65.17% 2
West Midlands +6 6 £300 - 1
South Wales +5 6 £368 -8.12%
Bracknell -3 6 £425 -
Oxford -14 6 £316 -21.12% 1
Reading -3 5 £450 +22.03% 2
Halifax +4 4 £500 +17.64%
Kent -1 4 - -

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 322 (40.76%) Linux
2 313 (39.62%) Firewall
3 275 (34.81%) TCP/IP
4 257 (32.53%) Cisco
5 241 (30.51%) Windows
6 232 (29.37%) HTTP
7 199 (25.19%) VPN
8 181 (22.91%) WAN
8 181 (22.91%) Java
9 180 (22.78%) DNS
10 177 (22.41%) UNIX
11 171 (21.65%) Juniper
12 158 (20.00%) LAN
13 156 (19.75%) ITIL
14 153 (19.37%) CheckPoint
15 138 (17.47%) Microsoft
16 130 (16.46%) Network Security
17 129 (16.33%) Finance
18 124 (15.70%) IPsec
18 124 (15.70%) Configuration Management
19 121 (15.32%) VMware
20 114 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
20 114 (14.43%) WebSphere
21 113 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
21 113 (14.30%) Open Source
21 113 (14.30%) Python
22 109 (13.80%) Puppet
23 108 (13.67%) Apache
24 107 (13.54%) Data Centre
25 100 (12.66%) IIS

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 114 (14.43%) WebSphere
2 108 (13.67%) Apache
3 100 (12.66%) IIS
4 74 (9.37%) Tomcat
5 35 (4.43%) WebLogic
6 34 (4.30%) WebSphere Application Server
7 28 (3.54%) JBoss
7 28 (3.54%) nginx
8 22 (2.78%) MS Exchange
9 21 (2.66%) Jetty
10 18 (2.28%) SharePoint
11 14 (1.77%) Confluence
12 12 (1.52%) Exchange Server 2010
13 10 (1.27%) MQSeries
14 9 (1.14%) CICS
14 9 (1.14%) Oracle Service Bus
15 8 (1.01%) IBM HTTP Server
16 7 (0.89%) WebSphere Process Server
16 7 (0.89%) WebSphere Portal
16 7 (0.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 42 (5.32%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.04%) MS Visio
3 18 (2.28%) MS Office
4 15 (1.90%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.51%) MS Project
6 3 (0.38%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.25%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (0.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.38%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.38%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.38%) RMDS
2 3 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.25%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.13%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.13%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.13%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.13%) Documaker
Cloud Services
1 70 (8.86%) Amazon AWS
2 31 (3.92%) PaaS
2 31 (3.92%) Microsoft Azure
3 23 (2.91%) Amazon EC2
4 19 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
5 18 (2.28%) Google App Engine
5 18 (2.28%) SaaS
5 18 (2.28%) Google Cloud Platform
6 7 (0.89%) Google Analytics
7 6 (0.76%) Office 365
7 6 (0.76%) SoftLayer
8 4 (0.51%) Sumo Logic
8 4 (0.51%) Yammer
9 3 (0.38%) Heroku
10 2 (0.25%) Engine Yard
11 1 (0.13%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 313 (39.62%) Firewall
2 275 (34.81%) TCP/IP
3 232 (29.37%) HTTP
4 199 (25.19%) VPN
5 181 (22.91%) WAN
6 180 (22.78%) DNS
7 158 (20.00%) LAN
8 130 (16.46%) Network Security
9 124 (15.70%) IPsec
10 99 (12.53%) Cisco ASA
11 79 (10.00%) Internet
12 77 (9.75%) MPLS
13 69 (8.73%) DHCP
14 66 (8.35%) LDAP
15 65 (8.23%) VLAN
16 63 (7.97%) OSPF
17 62 (7.85%) BGP
18 59 (7.47%) FTP
19 58 (7.34%) SMTP
20 53 (6.71%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (8.61%) MySQL
2 55 (6.96%) SQL Server
3 49 (6.20%) MongoDB
4 40 (5.06%) PostgreSQL
5 37 (4.68%) Relational Database
6 30 (3.80%) Oracle Database
7 16 (2.03%) RDBMS
7 16 (2.03%) DB2
8 14 (1.77%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (1.39%) NoSQL
10 9 (1.14%) Big Data
10 9 (1.14%) Hadoop
11 6 (0.76%) SQL Server 2008
12 5 (0.63%) BusinessObjects
13 4 (0.51%) SQLite
13 4 (0.51%) Oracle BI EE
14 3 (0.38%) Data Mining
14 3 (0.38%) SQL Server 2005
14 3 (0.38%) Oracle ODI
15 2 (0.25%) Redis
Development Applications
1 95 (12.03%) Jenkins
2 62 (7.85%) Subversion
3 57 (7.22%) Git (software)
4 36 (4.56%) Maven
5 31 (3.92%) Hudson
6 22 (2.78%) JIRA
7 20 (2.53%) Mercurial
8 18 (2.28%) Artifactory
9 13 (1.65%) Visual Studio
10 10 (1.27%) Introscope
10 10 (1.27%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.14%) Eclipse
12 8 (1.01%) Metasploit
13 6 (0.76%) JUnit
14 5 (0.63%) SoapUI
15 4 (0.51%) MSBuild
15 4 (0.51%) Ant
15 4 (0.51%) NetBeans
15 4 (0.51%) Selenium
15 4 (0.51%) Fiddler
General
1 129 (16.33%) Finance
2 36 (4.56%) Banking
3 34 (4.30%) Telecoms
4 15 (1.90%) Retail
5 14 (1.77%) Financial Institution
6 13 (1.65%) Legal
7 8 (1.01%) Manufacturing
8 7 (0.89%) Investment Banking
9 6 (0.76%) Publishing
10 4 (0.51%) Spanish Language
11 3 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 2 (0.25%) Marketing
12 2 (0.25%) Local Government
12 2 (0.25%) Front Office
12 2 (0.25%) Back Office
13 1 (0.13%) Electronics
13 1 (0.13%) Advertising
13 1 (0.13%) Law
13 1 (0.13%) French Language
13 1 (0.13%) Military
Job Titles
1 97 (12.28%) Analyst
2 92 (11.65%) Network Engineer
3 87 (11.01%) Developer
4 64 (8.10%) Consultant
5 63 (7.97%) Administrator
6 56 (7.09%) Architect
7 42 (5.32%) Security Engineer
8 41 (5.19%) Security Analyst
9 39 (4.94%) DevOps Engineer
10 31 (3.92%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 24 (3.04%) Technical Consultant
11 24 (3.04%) Java Developer
11 24 (3.04%) Network Analyst
11 24 (3.04%) Technical Analyst
12 23 (2.91%) Senior Analyst
13 22 (2.78%) Web Engineer
14 21 (2.66%) Service Analyst
14 21 (2.66%) Network Security Engineer
15 20 (2.53%) Infrastructure Architect
16 19 (2.41%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 88 (11.14%) Web Services
2 67 (8.48%) Middleware
3 62 (7.85%) XML
4 55 (6.96%) HTML
5 52 (6.58%) .NET
6 49 (6.20%) J2EE
7 47 (5.95%) CSS
8 46 (5.82%) WebSphere MQ
9 30 (3.80%) SOAP
10 28 (3.54%) Ajax
11 25 (3.16%) REST
11 25 (3.16%) 802.1X
12 24 (3.04%) Servlets
13 19 (2.41%) JMS
13 19 (2.41%) SAML
14 18 (2.28%) JSON
15 17 (2.15%) .NET Framework
16 16 (2.03%) Ruby on Rails
17 15 (1.90%) LAMP
17 15 (1.90%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 107 (13.54%) Data Centre
2 92 (11.65%) PKI
3 41 (5.19%) Clustering
4 35 (4.43%) Analytical Skills
5 28 (3.54%) DataPower
6 24 (3.04%) Client/Server
7 21 (2.66%) Management Information System
8 16 (2.03%) Smartcard
8 16 (2.03%) Cryptography
9 15 (1.90%) SecurID
9 15 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.77%) Mainframe
11 13 (1.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 10 (1.27%) Device Driver
12 10 (1.27%) CMDB
13 8 (1.01%) Public Cloud
13 8 (1.01%) User Experience
14 6 (0.76%) Computer Science
14 6 (0.76%) NHS
15 5 (0.63%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 322 (40.76%) Linux
2 241 (30.51%) Windows
3 177 (22.41%) UNIX
4 66 (8.35%) Solaris
5 60 (7.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (5.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 39 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (4.68%) AIX
9 23 (2.91%) Windows Server 2012
10 21 (2.66%) Windows 7
10 21 (2.66%) zOS
10 21 (2.66%) CentOS
11 16 (2.03%) Ubuntu
12 14 (1.77%) Windows XP
12 14 (1.77%) Mac OS X
13 13 (1.65%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 12 (1.52%) Android
15 7 (0.89%) SUSE
16 5 (0.63%) HPUX
16 5 (0.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 156 (19.75%) ITIL
2 124 (15.70%) Configuration Management
3 114 (14.43%) Agile Software Development
4 113 (14.30%) Continuous Integration
4 113 (14.30%) Open Source
5 82 (10.38%) Load Balancing
6 70 (8.86%) DevOps
7 69 (8.73%) Migration
8 56 (7.09%) Service Management
9 51 (6.46%) TDD
9 51 (6.46%) Kalman Filter
10 44 (5.57%) Analytics
11 42 (5.32%) SOA
12 39 (4.94%) Project Management
12 39 (4.94%) Service Delivery
13 35 (4.43%) Vulnerability Assessment
14 34 (4.30%) SIEM
14 34 (4.30%) Performance Tuning
15 32 (4.05%) Time Management
15 32 (4.05%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 181 (22.91%) Java
2 113 (14.30%) Python
3 94 (11.90%) SQL
4 65 (8.23%) Perl
5 57 (7.22%) PHP
6 54 (6.84%) JavaScript
7 50 (6.33%) Ruby
8 44 (5.57%) C
9 39 (4.94%) Shell Script
10 34 (4.30%) C#
10 34 (4.30%) C++
10 34 (4.30%) Bash Shell
11 23 (2.91%) PowerShell
12 19 (2.41%) Scala
12 19 (2.41%) Go
13 16 (2.03%) Jython
14 9 (1.14%) Korn
14 9 (1.14%) PL/SQL
14 9 (1.14%) VB.NET
15 6 (0.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (12.41%) Cisco Certification
2 89 (11.27%) Security Cleared
3 68 (8.61%) CCNP
4 57 (7.22%) SC Cleared
5 49 (6.20%) CCNA
6 44 (5.57%) Degree
7 38 (4.81%) CISSP
8 29 (3.67%) ITIL Certification
9 28 (3.54%) CCSE
10 24 (3.04%) CISM
10 24 (3.04%) CCIE
10 24 (3.04%) CISMP
11 22 (2.78%) CCSA
12 20 (2.53%) DV Cleared
13 15 (1.90%) CCENT
14 14 (1.77%) CCDP
14 14 (1.77%) Microsoft Certification
15 11 (1.39%) CCSP
15 11 (1.39%) CCIP
16 9 (1.14%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (5.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 41 (5.19%) QA
3 27 (3.42%) PCI DSS
4 14 (1.77%) SLA
5 6 (0.76%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 5 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 17799
6 5 (0.63%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.51%) COSO
7 4 (0.51%) COBIT
8 3 (0.38%) JSP 440
8 3 (0.38%) BS7799
8 3 (0.38%) Data Quality
System Software
1 86 (10.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (10.38%) Active Directory
3 33 (4.18%) Hyper-V
4 27 (3.42%) vSphere
5 24 (3.04%) Varnish
6 23 (2.91%) ProxySG
7 21 (2.66%) Xen
8 18 (2.28%) VMware ESXi
9 14 (1.77%) XenApp
10 13 (1.65%) RACF
11 10 (1.27%) Firmware
11 10 (1.27%) vCloud
11 10 (1.27%) Time Sharing Option
12 9 (1.14%) Sendmail
12 9 (1.14%) NFS
13 8 (1.01%) VirtualBox
13 8 (1.01%) XenServer
13 8 (1.01%) Job Entry Subsystem
14 7 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
15 6 (0.76%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 109 (13.80%) Puppet
2 79 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (4.18%) Ansible
4 27 (3.42%) Salt
5 23 (2.91%) yum
6 22 (2.78%) Nagios
7 14 (1.77%) SCCM
8 11 (1.39%) FortiGate
9 10 (1.27%) Tivoli
10 9 (1.14%) MIMEsweeper
10 9 (1.14%) MAILsweeper
10 9 (1.14%) Nmap
10 9 (1.14%) HP UCMDB
10 9 (1.14%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.89%) zSecure
11 7 (0.89%) WSUS
11 7 (0.89%) CA Single Sign-On
11 7 (0.89%) NetCrunch
12 5 (0.63%) Zenoss
12 5 (0.63%) OPNET
Vendors
1 257 (32.53%) Cisco
2 171 (21.65%) Juniper
3 153 (19.37%) CheckPoint
4 138 (17.47%) Microsoft
5 121 (15.32%) VMware
6 92 (11.65%) Oracle
7 88 (11.14%) Blue Coat
8 83 (10.51%) F5
9 78 (9.87%) IBM
10 70 (8.86%) Citrix
11 51 (6.46%) Red Hat
12 34 (4.30%) NetApp
13 33 (4.18%) HP
14 30 (3.80%) Dell
15 28 (3.54%) Google
15 28 (3.54%) Clearswift
16 27 (3.42%) Kaspersky
17 26 (3.29%) McAfee
17 26 (3.29%) Nokia
18 24 (3.04%) Splunk
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