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 October 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 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 286 316 350
Rank change year-on-year
+30 +34
Contract jobs citing SSL 384 285 251
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.67% 0.54% 0.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.59% 4.02% 2.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 222 181 139
Average daily rate
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£417 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £276 £240 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £535 £508 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £325 £369
% change year-on-year
+16.01% -11.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 £27.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £27.50 -
% change year-on-year
-9.09% -

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
8367 7088 8477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.54% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 3870 4027
Average daily rate £363 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 444 628
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 October 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 October 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 October 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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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 +29 360 £425 +6.25% 88
London +62 211 £425 -2.85% 27
South East +14 73 £390 +28.78% 23
City of London +16 36 £425 - 6
Hampshire -11 25 £358 +5.14% 7
Berkshire +21 23 £335 +21.81% 4
North West -16 19 £513 +87.55% 10
Surrey +9 18 £500 +117.39% 7
Scotland -8 13 £347 +6.76% 1
Leeds +1 12 £363 +20.83% 9
West Yorkshire -6 12 £363 +20.83% 9
Yorkshire -8 12 £363 +20.83% 10
East Midlands +8 10 £425 -10.52% 1
South West -30 9 £263 -22.79% 11
Tyne and Wear - 9 £348 -
North East - 9 £348 -
East of England -25 8 £375 -3.22% 6
Gloucestershire - 8 £263 - 8
Newcastle upon Tyne - 7 £347 -
Cambridge 0 5 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -8 5 £350 -15.15% 2
Cambridgeshire -8 5 - - 2
Slough - 5 £285 - 3
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £319 -
Reading +9 4 £450 +172.72%
Edinburgh -5 4 £420 - 1
Cheltenham - 4 £263 - 7
Camberley - 4 £475 - 3
Midlands - 4 £450 -
Cheshire 0 3 £280 +2.37% 1

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 296 (42.71%) Linux
2 268 (38.67%) HTTP
3 214 (30.88%) TCP/IP
4 207 (29.87%) Firewall
5 193 (27.85%) Windows
6 158 (22.80%) VPN
7 154 (22.22%) Cisco
8 153 (22.08%) DNS
9 147 (21.21%) Java
10 133 (19.19%) ITIL
11 130 (18.76%) Oracle
12 128 (18.47%) UNIX
13 126 (18.18%) Apache
14 117 (16.88%) Security Cleared
15 113 (16.31%) WebSphere
16 110 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
17 108 (15.58%) Juniper
18 101 (14.57%) Finance
19 96 (13.85%) Python
20 93 (13.42%) IIS
21 92 (13.28%) Microsoft
21 92 (13.28%) F5
22 88 (12.70%) HP
23 87 (12.55%) SQL
24 86 (12.41%) .NET
24 86 (12.41%) XML
25 85 (12.27%) WAN
26 84 (12.12%) IBM
26 84 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
27 83 (11.98%) Middleware

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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
1 126 (18.18%) Apache
2 113 (16.31%) WebSphere
3 93 (13.42%) IIS
4 76 (10.97%) Tomcat
5 68 (9.81%) WebLogic
6 54 (7.79%) WebSphere Application Server
7 31 (4.47%) IBM HTTP Server
8 26 (3.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 25 (3.61%) Oracle Service Bus
10 23 (3.32%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 23 (3.32%) JBoss
10 23 (3.32%) MS Exchange
11 22 (3.17%) SharePoint
12 21 (3.03%) WebLogic Portal
13 18 (2.60%) nginx
14 15 (2.16%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (2.16%) WebSphere Process Server
15 11 (1.59%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (1.59%) Jetty
15 11 (1.59%) ArcGIS
Applications
1 36 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 20 (2.89%) MS Office
3 15 (2.16%) MS Project
4 13 (1.88%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.72%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.29%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 33 (4.76%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (2.74%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (2.60%) Documaker
4 11 (1.59%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.58%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.29%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 25 (3.61%) Amazon AWS
2 19 (2.74%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (2.31%) PaaS
4 15 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.88%) Microsoft Azure
6 11 (1.59%) SaaS
7 8 (1.15%) Amazon S3
8 7 (1.01%) Google App Engine
8 7 (1.01%) IaaS
9 5 (0.72%) Office 365
10 4 (0.58%) Route 53
10 4 (0.58%) Rackspace Cloud
11 2 (0.29%) IBM SmartCloud
11 2 (0.29%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 268 (38.67%) HTTP
2 214 (30.88%) TCP/IP
3 207 (29.87%) Firewall
4 158 (22.80%) VPN
5 153 (22.08%) DNS
6 85 (12.27%) WAN
7 82 (11.83%) Network Security
8 75 (10.82%) HTTPS
9 65 (9.38%) LDAP
9 65 (9.38%) LAN
10 64 (9.24%) Internet
11 59 (8.51%) IPsec
12 48 (6.93%) SSH
13 45 (6.49%) FTP
14 40 (5.77%) SMTP
14 40 (5.77%) MPLS
15 39 (5.63%) Reverse Proxy
16 38 (5.48%) Wireless
17 37 (5.34%) Cisco ASA
18 33 (4.76%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 48 (6.93%) SQL Server
2 43 (6.20%) MySQL
2 43 (6.20%) Oracle Database
3 23 (3.32%) Oracle Database 11g
4 18 (2.60%) Oracle BI EE
4 18 (2.60%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 18 (2.60%) Oracle ODI
5 17 (2.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 16 (2.31%) SQL Server 2005
7 15 (2.16%) Oracle Reports
7 15 (2.16%) DB2
8 14 (2.02%) Relational Database
9 12 (1.73%) MongoDB
10 11 (1.59%) PostgreSQL
11 8 (1.15%) RDBMS
11 8 (1.15%) Redis
11 8 (1.15%) NoSQL
12 4 (0.58%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.43%) Hadoop
13 3 (0.43%) Crystal Enterprise
Development Applications
1 42 (6.06%) Jenkins
1 42 (6.06%) JIRA
2 23 (3.32%) Introscope
3 22 (3.17%) Visual Studio
4 20 (2.89%) Subversion
4 20 (2.89%) Maven
5 15 (2.16%) Git (software)
6 14 (2.02%) Selenium
7 13 (1.88%) Hudson
8 10 (1.44%) JUnit
9 8 (1.15%) Eclipse
10 7 (1.01%) GCC
11 6 (0.87%) JDeveloper
11 6 (0.87%) Ant
11 6 (0.87%) Artifactory
12 5 (0.72%) FitNesse
12 5 (0.72%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.58%) Xcode
13 4 (0.58%) Fiddler
13 4 (0.58%) RSpec
General
1 101 (14.57%) Finance
2 56 (8.08%) Telecoms
3 42 (6.06%) Banking
4 27 (3.90%) Financial Institution
5 21 (3.03%) Retail
5 21 (3.03%) Billing
6 16 (2.31%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.30%) Local Government
8 6 (0.87%) Games
8 6 (0.87%) Legal
8 6 (0.87%) Private Banking
9 5 (0.72%) Spanish Language
10 4 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.58%) Marketing
11 3 (0.43%) Law
11 3 (0.43%) Back Office
12 2 (0.29%) Electronics
12 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.29%) Publishing
13 1 (0.14%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 88 (12.70%) Developer
2 69 (9.96%) Consultant
3 61 (8.80%) Administrator
4 57 (8.23%) Network Engineer
5 49 (7.07%) Analyst
6 48 (6.93%) Security Engineer
7 41 (5.92%) Software Engineer
8 31 (4.47%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 31 (4.47%) Architect
9 23 (3.32%) Linux Administrator
9 23 (3.32%) Network Security Engineer
9 23 (3.32%) Systems Administrator
10 21 (3.03%) DevOps Engineer
11 20 (2.89%) Linux Systems Administrator
12 17 (2.45%) Support Analyst
13 15 (2.16%) WebSphere Administrator
13 15 (2.16%) Senior Security Engineer
14 14 (2.02%) Support Engineer
14 14 (2.02%) Web Engineer
15 13 (1.88%) Network Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 86 (12.41%) .NET
1 86 (12.41%) XML
2 83 (11.98%) Middleware
3 76 (10.97%) JMS
4 70 (10.10%) Web Services
5 57 (8.23%) HTML
6 55 (7.94%) REST
7 52 (7.50%) SOAP
8 40 (5.77%) WSDL
9 36 (5.19%) ASP.NET
10 34 (4.91%) WebSphere MQ
11 28 (4.04%) JDBC
11 28 (4.04%) Oracle Fusion
12 25 (3.61%) JSON
12 25 (3.61%) J2EE
13 21 (3.03%) JSP
14 19 (2.74%) CSS
15 18 (2.60%) WebCenter
16 16 (2.31%) Worklight
17 14 (2.02%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 84 (12.12%) Analytical Skills
2 71 (10.25%) Open Source
3 42 (6.06%) Clustering
4 37 (5.34%) PKI
5 30 (4.33%) Management Information System
6 24 (3.46%) Enterprise Software
7 20 (2.89%) DataPower
8 19 (2.74%) Data Integration
9 15 (2.16%) Hedge funds
9 15 (2.16%) Blackberry
10 14 (2.02%) Cryptography
10 14 (2.02%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.88%) Device Driver
12 12 (1.73%) User Experience
13 11 (1.59%) Mobile App
13 11 (1.59%) Computer Science
14 7 (1.01%) SecurID
14 7 (1.01%) Mainframe
14 7 (1.01%) GIS
15 6 (0.87%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 296 (42.71%) Linux
2 193 (27.85%) Windows
3 128 (18.47%) UNIX
4 66 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
5 48 (6.93%) Windows Server 2003
6 43 (6.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 35 (5.05%) AIX
8 32 (4.62%) Windows XP
9 31 (4.47%) Solaris
10 23 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
11 20 (2.89%) Windows 2000
12 16 (2.31%) CentOS
13 14 (2.02%) SUSE
13 14 (2.02%) Windows 7
14 9 (1.30%) Apple iOS
15 6 (0.87%) Android
16 5 (0.72%) HPUX
16 5 (0.72%) zOS
17 4 (0.58%) Debian
18 2 (0.29%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 133 (19.19%) ITIL
2 110 (15.87%) Agile Software Development
3 81 (11.69%) Load Balancing
4 72 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
5 67 (9.67%) Configuration Management
6 66 (9.52%) DevOps
7 63 (9.09%) Scrum
8 53 (7.65%) SOA
9 52 (7.50%) Software Engineering
10 40 (5.77%) UML
11 39 (5.63%) Project Management
12 38 (5.48%) Validation
13 37 (5.34%) Penetration Testing
13 37 (5.34%) TOGAF
13 37 (5.34%) OO
14 35 (5.05%) Migration
14 35 (5.05%) Service Delivery
14 35 (5.05%) SysML
15 33 (4.76%) Incident Management
16 30 (4.33%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 147 (21.21%) Java
2 96 (13.85%) Python
3 87 (12.55%) SQL
4 71 (10.25%) Bash Shell
4 71 (10.25%) JavaScript
5 69 (9.96%) PHP
6 67 (9.67%) Perl
7 57 (8.23%) Shell Script
8 54 (7.79%) Jython
9 38 (5.48%) C
10 37 (5.34%) C#
11 32 (4.62%) Ruby
12 25 (3.61%) C++
13 24 (3.46%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 23 (3.32%) PowerShell
15 19 (2.74%) Korn
16 7 (1.01%) C-shell
16 7 (1.01%) VBScript
17 6 (0.87%) PL/SQL
18 5 (0.72%) XPath
Qualifications
1 117 (16.88%) Security Cleared
2 82 (11.83%) SC Cleared
3 65 (9.38%) Cisco Certification
4 51 (7.36%) Degree
5 40 (5.77%) CCNP
6 30 (4.33%) Microsoft Certification
7 24 (3.46%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 23 (3.32%) CCNA
9 21 (3.03%) DV Cleared
10 19 (2.74%) ISTQB
11 17 (2.45%) CISSP
12 13 (1.88%) CCSE
13 12 (1.73%) ITIL Certification
13 12 (1.73%) CCIE
13 12 (1.73%) CCENT
13 12 (1.73%) MCTS
13 12 (1.73%) LPIC
14 11 (1.59%) MCP
15 9 (1.30%) MCSE
16 8 (1.15%) CCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (4.62%) QA
2 21 (3.03%) Data Quality
3 13 (1.88%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 8 (1.15%) SLA
6 7 (1.01%) JSP 440
7 3 (0.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.29%) COBIT
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 78 (11.26%) Active Directory
2 50 (7.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (4.33%) ProxySG
4 23 (3.32%) Firmware
5 20 (2.89%) vSphere
6 19 (2.74%) Nmap
7 16 (2.31%) Oracle RAC
8 15 (2.16%) Hyper-V
9 13 (1.88%) Squid
10 12 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
11 11 (1.59%) Xen
11 11 (1.59%) qmail
12 8 (1.15%) VMware ESX
12 8 (1.15%) Varnish
12 8 (1.15%) XenServer
13 7 (1.01%) Sendmail
13 7 (1.01%) Snort
14 6 (0.87%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
14 6 (0.87%) vCloud
15 5 (0.72%) OpenSSH
Systems Management
1 72 (10.39%) Puppet
2 31 (4.47%) SCCM
3 30 (4.33%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (3.46%) HP Quality Center
5 23 (3.32%) Nessus
6 22 (3.17%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 21 (3.03%) Oracle Identity Management
8 16 (2.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 16 (2.31%) Zenoss
9 12 (1.73%) CA SiteMinder
9 12 (1.73%) Tivoli
10 10 (1.44%) WhatsUp Gold
11 8 (1.15%) Nagios
11 8 (1.15%) FortiGate
11 8 (1.15%) Ansible
12 6 (0.87%) NetBackup
12 6 (0.87%) OPNET
13 5 (0.72%) SolarWinds Orion
13 5 (0.72%) CA Wily
13 5 (0.72%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 154 (22.22%) Cisco
2 130 (18.76%) Oracle
3 108 (15.58%) Juniper
4 92 (13.28%) Microsoft
4 92 (13.28%) F5
5 88 (12.70%) HP
6 84 (12.12%) IBM
7 82 (11.83%) VMware
8 77 (11.11%) CheckPoint
9 50 (7.22%) Red Hat
9 50 (7.22%) Blue Coat
10 36 (5.19%) Citrix
11 31 (4.47%) Software AG
12 23 (3.32%) Google
13 22 (3.17%) Remedy
14 21 (3.03%) Websense
15 20 (2.89%) McAfee
16 19 (2.74%) Nokia
16 19 (2.74%) Siebel
17 18 (2.60%) Sun
City, London
Logic Engagements Ltd
Rate: £400 - £500 per annum
Posted: 21 hours ago
Southampton, Hampshire
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 22 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Advanced Resource Managers
Posted: 22 hours ago
London
Volt
Rate: £50000.00 - £52000.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £280 - £330 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Essex
Spargonet Consulting Plc
Rate: plus excellent benefits package
Posted: Yesterday
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: From £44,174 to £53,918 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £450 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Volt
Rate: £50000.00 - £52000.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Gosport, Hampshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: market rates
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Reed Technology Leadership Practice
Rate: £450 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
EDT Global
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
McGregor Boyall
Posted: 5 days ago
Manchester
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £300.00 - £350.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Camberley, Surrey
Experis Ltd
Posted: 6 days ago
Surrey
Interquest - ITQ Financial - Tunbridge Wells
Rate: £500 - £570 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Liverpool
Uniting Ambition
Rate: £30k - 35k per year
Posted: 16 days ago
City of London
Deerfoot IT
Rate: £400 - £450 per day + 6 month term
Posted: 23 days ago