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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 270 294 342
Rank change year-on-year
+24 +48
Contract jobs citing SSL 421 362 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.82% 0.71% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.60% 4.81% 3.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 211 156
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £385 £378 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.98% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 1 3
Average hourly rate £40.75 £16.72 £18.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+143.72% -7.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.30 £16.72 £16.18
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.50 £16.72 £39.60
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £16.72 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+154.18% -62.84%

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
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016.

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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +19 382 £425 +6.25% 129
London -56 126 £475 +11.76% 35
South East +23 107 £350 -7.28% 31
North West +9 46 £363 +12.40% 4
Hampshire +22 38 £325 -8.45% 4
East of England +25 32 £463 +8.82% 21
Cheshire +22 30 £463 +13.49%
North East -2 29 £433 +3.15% 4
Surrey +1 26 £523 +41.21% 11
Newcastle upon Tyne -10 25 £433 -3.72% 3
Tyne and Wear -11 25 £433 +3.15% 4
Scotland +3 24 £400 +32.23%
Berkshire -5 24 £350 -9.96% 9
Reading +6 21 £350 -15.66% 6
Essex +9 19 £469 +10.29% 6
Yorkshire -9 18 £438 +16.66% 16
Southend-on-Sea - 17 £475 - 1
Warrington +2 15 £463 +17.46%
Manchester -15 15 £363 +14.17% 4
West Midlands -7 14 £300 -30.63% 8
City of London +18 12 £500 +21.95% 8
Glasgow +13 11 £400 +42.85%
Edinburgh -8 10 £400 -
Leatherhead - 10 £523 - 2
Cambridgeshire +16 9 - -
Cambridge +3 9 - -
Buckinghamshire +18 8 £438 +2.94% 6
Basingstoke +7 8 £450 -18.18%
Birmingham -1 8 £400 -5.32% 2
South Yorkshire -4 8 £275 - 1

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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.

1 374 (43.24%) TCP/IP
2 356 (41.16%) HTTP
3 346 (40.00%) Linux
4 295 (34.10%) DNS
5 288 (33.29%) Firewall
6 238 (27.51%) VPN
7 232 (26.82%) Cisco
8 216 (24.97%) Java
9 207 (23.93%) Microsoft
10 198 (22.89%) IPsec
11 197 (22.77%) Configuration Management
12 190 (21.97%) WebSphere
13 189 (21.85%) Windows
14 188 (21.73%) VMware
15 180 (20.81%) DHCP
16 175 (20.23%) Unix
17 174 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
18 167 (19.31%) ITIL
19 166 (19.19%) LAN
20 164 (18.96%) Apache
21 162 (18.73%) Jenkins
22 157 (18.15%) Continuous Integration
23 153 (17.69%) Web Services
24 147 (16.99%) FTP
25 145 (16.76%) .NET
26 144 (16.65%) Puppet
27 142 (16.42%) IIS
28 140 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
29 139 (16.07%) Perl
30 137 (15.84%) WAN

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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
1 190 (21.97%) WebSphere
2 164 (18.96%) Apache
3 142 (16.42%) IIS
4 125 (14.45%) Tomcat
5 100 (11.56%) nginx
6 83 (9.60%) WebSphere Application Server
7 74 (8.55%) Jetty
8 42 (4.86%) WebLogic
9 39 (4.51%) JBoss
10 29 (3.35%) Node.js
11 27 (3.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 23 (2.66%) OpenStack
13 22 (2.54%) Oracle Application Server
14 18 (2.08%) MQSeries
15 16 (1.85%) CICS
16 14 (1.62%) CMS
16 14 (1.62%) IBM HTTP Server
17 13 (1.50%) Lync
18 12 (1.39%) Oracle 10gAS
19 11 (1.27%) PowerExchange
Applications
1 41 (4.74%) MS Excel
2 21 (2.43%) MS Visio
3 15 (1.73%) MS Office
4 8 (0.92%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.58%) HipChat
5 5 (0.58%) MS Project
6 3 (0.35%) ProjectWise
7 1 (0.12%) Maple
7 1 (0.12%) Mathematica
7 1 (0.12%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 6 (0.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.46%) Relativity
2 4 (0.46%) RMDS
3 3 (0.35%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.35%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.23%) Documaker
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (0.23%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.12%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.12%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.12%) MetaTrader
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
Cloud Services
1 137 (15.84%) Amazon AWS
2 73 (8.44%) Amazon EC2
3 66 (7.63%) Google Cloud Platform
4 62 (7.17%) Google App Engine
5 48 (5.55%) Cloud Computing
6 26 (3.01%) Microsoft Azure
7 13 (1.50%) SaaS
8 10 (1.16%) Office 365
9 8 (0.92%) SoftLayer
10 6 (0.69%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 5 (0.58%) Amazon ELB
11 5 (0.58%) Amazon S3
11 5 (0.58%) Sumo Logic
12 2 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
12 2 (0.23%) IaaS
12 2 (0.23%) PaaS
13 1 (0.12%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 1 (0.12%) Datadog
13 1 (0.12%) GitHub
13 1 (0.12%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 374 (43.24%) TCP/IP
2 356 (41.16%) HTTP
3 295 (34.10%) DNS
4 288 (33.29%) Firewall
5 238 (27.51%) VPN
6 198 (22.89%) IPsec
7 180 (20.81%) DHCP
8 166 (19.19%) LAN
9 147 (16.99%) FTP
10 137 (15.84%) WAN
11 135 (15.61%) Internet
12 103 (11.91%) Network Security
13 93 (10.75%) MPLS
14 81 (9.36%) Intrusion Detection
15 80 (9.25%) LDAP
16 77 (8.90%) BGP
17 76 (8.79%) OSPF
18 71 (8.21%) Cisco Nexus
18 71 (8.21%) SSH
19 69 (7.98%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 64 (7.40%) Relational Database
2 61 (7.05%) SQL Server
3 50 (5.78%) MongoDB
4 48 (5.55%) MySQL
5 42 (4.86%) PostgreSQL
6 33 (3.82%) DB2
7 23 (2.66%) Oracle Database
8 21 (2.43%) Redis
9 14 (1.62%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 12 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
10 12 (1.39%) NoSQL
10 12 (1.39%) RDBMS
11 11 (1.27%) PowerCenter
12 9 (1.04%) Oracle Database 11g
12 9 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 8 (0.92%) Easytrieve
13 8 (0.92%) Hadoop
14 7 (0.81%) Data Mining
14 7 (0.81%) MS Access
14 7 (0.81%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 162 (18.73%) Jenkins
2 66 (7.63%) Git (software)
3 48 (5.55%) Subversion
4 27 (3.12%) Visual Studio
5 20 (2.31%) JIRA
6 16 (1.85%) Eclipse
6 16 (1.85%) Maven
7 15 (1.73%) Introscope
7 15 (1.73%) Log4j
7 15 (1.73%) Team Foundation Server
8 12 (1.39%) Vagrant
9 11 (1.27%) Hudson
9 11 (1.27%) IntelliJ
10 8 (0.92%) Gradle
11 7 (0.81%) Fiddler
11 7 (0.81%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
12 6 (0.69%) Ant
13 5 (0.58%) Selenium
14 4 (0.46%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.46%) Lombardi
General
1 133 (15.38%) Finance
2 49 (5.66%) Banking
3 27 (3.12%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.39%) Investment Banking
5 10 (1.16%) Local Government
5 10 (1.16%) Retail
6 8 (0.92%) Financial Institution
7 6 (0.69%) Law
8 5 (0.58%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.58%) Publishing
9 4 (0.46%) Advertising
9 4 (0.46%) Multimedia
10 3 (0.35%) Games
10 3 (0.35%) Legal
11 2 (0.23%) Automotive
11 2 (0.23%) Billing
11 2 (0.23%) Marketing
11 2 (0.23%) Military
12 1 (0.12%) Electronics
12 1 (0.12%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 142 (16.42%) Network Engineer
2 119 (13.76%) Developer
3 83 (9.60%) Analyst
4 71 (8.21%) Consultant
5 62 (7.17%) DevOps Engineer
6 54 (6.24%) Administrator
7 42 (4.86%) Support Engineer
8 39 (4.51%) Security Engineer
9 37 (4.28%) Architect
10 36 (4.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 32 (3.70%) Cisco Engineer
11 32 (3.70%) Senior Network Engineer
12 31 (3.58%) Java Developer
13 30 (3.47%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 28 (3.24%) Network Security Engineer
15 26 (3.01%) Senior Developer
16 23 (2.66%) Network Analyst
16 23 (2.66%) Security Analyst
17 22 (2.54%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 22 (2.54%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 153 (17.69%) Web Services
2 145 (16.76%) .NET
3 135 (15.61%) J2EE
4 95 (10.98%) Middleware
5 84 (9.71%) SOAP
6 80 (9.25%) CSS
7 77 (8.90%) HTML
8 75 (8.67%) Servlets
9 70 (8.09%) XML
10 68 (7.86%) REST
11 59 (6.82%) 802.1X
12 52 (6.01%) Ajax
13 48 (5.55%) WebSphere MQ
14 45 (5.20%) JSON
15 40 (4.62%) ASP.NET
16 29 (3.35%) LAMP
16 29 (3.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
17 25 (2.89%) AngularJS
18 22 (2.54%) JMS
19 21 (2.43%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 111 (12.83%) Data Centre
2 60 (6.94%) PKI
3 59 (6.82%) Analytical Skills
4 50 (5.78%) Clustering
5 41 (4.74%) DataPower
6 33 (3.82%) Computer Science
7 32 (3.70%) Management Information System
8 28 (3.24%) Cryptography
9 27 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
10 22 (2.54%) Mainframe
11 19 (2.20%) Algorithms
11 19 (2.20%) Client/Server
12 18 (2.08%) Internet of Things
13 15 (1.73%) VSAM
14 11 (1.27%) SecurID
15 9 (1.04%) CMDB
15 9 (1.04%) Replication
16 8 (0.92%) Driving Licence
17 7 (0.81%) IBM Mainframe
17 7 (0.81%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 346 (40.00%) Linux
2 189 (21.85%) Windows
3 175 (20.23%) Unix
4 74 (8.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 71 (8.21%) Solaris
6 65 (7.51%) AIX
7 52 (6.01%) Windows Server
8 38 (4.39%) Windows Server 2012
9 30 (3.47%) Windows 7
9 30 (3.47%) Windows Server 2008
10 21 (2.43%) Windows Server 2003
11 18 (2.08%) CentOS
12 16 (1.85%) zOS
13 15 (1.73%) Mac OS X
14 12 (1.39%) Windows XP
15 11 (1.27%) SUSE
16 10 (1.16%) OS/390
17 8 (0.92%) Debian
17 8 (0.92%) Ubuntu
18 6 (0.69%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 197 (22.77%) Configuration Management
2 174 (20.12%) Agile Software Development
3 167 (19.31%) ITIL
4 157 (18.15%) Continuous Integration
5 136 (15.72%) DevOps
6 112 (12.95%) Open Source
7 103 (11.91%) Load Balancing
8 67 (7.75%) High Availability
9 65 (7.51%) Change Management
10 61 (7.05%) Migration
11 54 (6.24%) Web Operations
12 52 (6.01%) Information Security
13 47 (5.43%) Network Design
14 46 (5.32%) Project Management
15 42 (4.86%) Problem Management
16 41 (4.74%) Mentoring
17 40 (4.62%) Service Management
18 37 (4.28%) Continuous Improvement
19 35 (4.05%) Automated Testing
20 34 (3.93%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 216 (24.97%) Java
2 139 (16.07%) Perl
3 118 (13.64%) Python
4 90 (10.40%) JavaScript
5 71 (8.21%) Bash Shell
6 66 (7.63%) C++
7 62 (7.17%) SQL
8 53 (6.13%) C
8 53 (6.13%) Shell Script
9 46 (5.32%) C#
9 46 (5.32%) Ruby
10 38 (4.39%) PowerShell
11 36 (4.16%) Korn
12 34 (3.93%) Jython
13 17 (1.97%) PHP
13 17 (1.97%) VBScript
14 16 (1.85%) JCL
15 12 (1.39%) T-SQL
16 10 (1.16%) Go
17 9 (1.04%) Scala
Qualifications
1 125 (14.45%) Security Cleared
2 122 (14.10%) Cisco Certification
3 103 (11.91%) SC Cleared
4 80 (9.25%) CCNP
5 73 (8.44%) Degree
6 43 (4.97%) CCIE
7 38 (4.39%) CCNA
8 22 (2.54%) CCSE
9 19 (2.20%) CCSA
9 19 (2.20%) CISSP
10 16 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
10 16 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (1.16%) CCSP
12 9 (1.04%) JNCIE
12 9 (1.04%) JNCIP
12 9 (1.04%) MCP
12 9 (1.04%) MCTS
13 8 (0.92%) CCDP
13 8 (0.92%) Check Point Certification
13 8 (0.92%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (3.12%) PCI DSS
2 16 (1.85%) QA
3 14 (1.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (1.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.69%) FIPS 140-2
4 6 (0.69%) SLA
5 5 (0.58%) COBIT
5 5 (0.58%) COSO
5 5 (0.58%) HIPAA
5 5 (0.58%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 5 (0.58%) SAS 70
6 1 (0.12%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.12%) ISO22301
System Software
1 140 (16.18%) VMware Infrastructure
2 100 (11.56%) Active Directory
3 72 (8.32%) Xen
4 25 (2.89%) Docker
5 21 (2.43%) Firmware
6 19 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
7 16 (1.85%) Time Sharing Option
8 15 (1.73%) Hyper-V
9 14 (1.62%) Squid
9 14 (1.62%) vSphere
10 13 (1.50%) qmail
11 12 (1.39%) NFS
11 12 (1.39%) UAG
12 11 (1.27%) VMware ESX
12 11 (1.27%) XenApp
12 11 (1.27%) XenDesktop
13 10 (1.16%) BitLocker
13 10 (1.16%) Oracle RAC
14 8 (0.92%) Microsoft App-V
14 8 (0.92%) RACF
Systems Management
1 144 (16.65%) Puppet
2 91 (10.52%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (4.62%) Nagios
4 39 (4.51%) Ansible
5 38 (4.39%) SCCM
6 31 (3.58%) logstash
7 22 (2.54%) Cacti
8 21 (2.43%) ZABBIX
9 20 (2.31%) Salt
10 18 (2.08%) Ganglia
10 18 (2.08%) Graphite
10 18 (2.08%) Kibana
10 18 (2.08%) Tivoli
11 16 (1.85%) CA Wily
12 13 (1.50%) collectd
12 13 (1.50%) Grafana
12 13 (1.50%) Uchiwa
13 9 (1.04%) FortiGate
13 9 (1.04%) HP UCMDB
13 9 (1.04%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 232 (26.82%) Cisco
2 207 (23.93%) Microsoft
3 188 (21.73%) VMware
4 117 (13.53%) Juniper
5 116 (13.41%) F5
6 97 (11.21%) CheckPoint
7 96 (11.10%) IBM
8 93 (10.75%) Oracle
9 72 (8.32%) Google
10 48 (5.55%) Citrix
11 43 (4.97%) Red Hat
12 42 (4.86%) Palo Alto
13 37 (4.28%) CA
14 36 (4.16%) Blue Coat
15 29 (3.35%) IronPort
16 26 (3.01%) Splunk
17 25 (2.89%) Sun
18 23 (2.66%) Fortinet
19 22 (2.54%) Axway
20 19 (2.20%) HP
Reading, Berkshire
Spencer Rose
Rate: From £450 to £520 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bristol, Avon
Connectus
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: Competitive
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Fareham, Hampshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £35 to £40 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago
Halifax, West Yorkshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £450 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southend-on-sea, Essex
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleet, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £330 - £350 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £315 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day + NEG
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per annum
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Rate: £300 - £400 per annum
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £450pd
Posted: 6 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
Daisy Group
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
Sheffield
Hays Specialist Recruitment
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 12 days ago
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 21 days ago
Manchester
Real Staffing
Rate: £275 - £325 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Hays Specialist Recruitment Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £450.00 per day
Posted: 25 days ago