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 27 November 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
27 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 305 315 356
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +41
Contract jobs citing SSL 351 289 225
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.62% 0.57% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.35% 4.20% 2.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 205 173 139
Average daily rate
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£425 £405 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.93% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £254 £169
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £363 £331
% change year-on-year
+10.34% +9.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 0
Average hourly rate £37.50 £28.75 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.43% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -

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
8073 6886 7958
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.20% 13.50% 15.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4640 3787 3834
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 437 454 641
Average hourly rate £22.69 £20.00 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.45% -2.43%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.68 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

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 27 November 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 27 November 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 27 November 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 +23 332 £425 +6.25% 74
London -5 151 £450 - 26
South East +13 81 £409 +2.18% 19
Berkshire +19 29 £335 +6.34% 3
North West -12 26 £500 +69.77% 4
City of London +2 25 £425 - 6
West Yorkshire -3 24 £363 +20.83% 8
Leeds -3 24 £363 +20.83% 8
Yorkshire -10 24 £363 +20.83% 9
Hampshire -30 24 £435 +14.47% 10
Surrey +7 18 £500 +17.64% 1
East Midlands - 13 £425 - 2
East of England -13 11 £425 +13.33% 7
North East - 11 £348 - 1
Scotland 0 10 £350 - 5
Tyne and Wear - 8 £348 - 1
Essex - 8 £425 - 1
Cheshire -1 7 £338 +33.92% 1
Slough - 7 £285 -
Southampton -3 5 £440 +58.55% 1
South West -37 5 £375 +15.38% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £320 -
East Sussex - 5 £400 - 1
Camberley - 5 £475 -
Midlands 0 4 £450 -
Bracknell -4 4 £338 -24.36% 1
Edinburgh -10 4 £420 - 2
Buckinghamshire -11 4 £388 -6.06% 1
Manchester -12 4 £325 - 2
Staines - 4 - -

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 November 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.

1 278 (39.60%) Linux
2 248 (35.33%) HTTP
3 221 (31.48%) Firewall
4 219 (31.20%) TCP/IP
5 210 (29.91%) Windows
6 179 (25.50%) VPN
7 163 (23.22%) Cisco
8 146 (20.80%) ITIL
9 141 (20.09%) DNS
10 132 (18.80%) Java
11 122 (17.38%) Security Cleared
12 116 (16.52%) Oracle
12 116 (16.52%) Microsoft
13 109 (15.53%) Apache
14 107 (15.24%) UNIX
15 105 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
16 102 (14.53%) Juniper
17 98 (13.96%) SQL
18 97 (13.82%) WebSphere
19 95 (13.53%) IIS
20 94 (13.39%) VMware
20 94 (13.39%) Network Security
21 93 (13.25%) Python
22 92 (13.11%) XML
23 90 (12.82%) HP
23 90 (12.82%) SC Cleared
24 89 (12.68%) F5
25 87 (12.39%) Finance
26 86 (12.25%) WAN
27 85 (12.11%) CheckPoint

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 November 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
1 109 (15.53%) Apache
2 97 (13.82%) WebSphere
3 95 (13.53%) IIS
4 76 (10.83%) Tomcat
5 53 (7.55%) WebLogic
6 45 (6.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 29 (4.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 27 (3.85%) Oracle Service Bus
8 27 (3.85%) MS Exchange
8 27 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
9 26 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 22 (3.13%) SharePoint
10 22 (3.13%) WebLogic Portal
11 21 (2.99%) JBoss
12 19 (2.71%) nginx
13 16 (2.28%) BizTalk Server
14 15 (2.14%) WebSphere Process Server
15 14 (1.99%) Node.js
15 14 (1.99%) Exchange Server 2010
16 12 (1.71%) Jetty
Applications
1 37 (5.27%) MS Excel
2 24 (3.42%) MS Office
3 14 (1.99%) MS Project
4 12 (1.71%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
6 2 (0.28%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.14%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.14%) Fireworks
7 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 27 (3.85%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (2.99%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (2.85%) Documaker
4 11 (1.57%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.57%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (0.14%) SAP ERP
7 1 (0.14%) Google Analytics
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.13%) Amazon AWS
2 21 (2.99%) Amazon EC2
3 16 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
4 14 (1.99%) Cloud Computing
5 13 (1.85%) SaaS
5 13 (1.85%) PaaS
6 11 (1.57%) Amazon S3
7 9 (1.28%) IaaS
7 9 (1.28%) Google Cloud Platform
8 8 (1.14%) Google App Engine
9 6 (0.85%) Office 365
10 4 (0.57%) Route 53
10 4 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
11 3 (0.43%) GitHub
12 2 (0.28%) IBM SmartCloud
12 2 (0.28%) Heroku
12 2 (0.28%) Engine Yard
13 1 (0.14%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 248 (35.33%) HTTP
2 221 (31.48%) Firewall
3 219 (31.20%) TCP/IP
4 179 (25.50%) VPN
5 141 (20.09%) DNS
6 94 (13.39%) Network Security
7 86 (12.25%) WAN
8 79 (11.25%) LAN
9 68 (9.69%) HTTPS
9 68 (9.69%) Internet
10 66 (9.40%) IPsec
11 62 (8.83%) LDAP
12 51 (7.26%) Cisco ASA
13 49 (6.98%) FTP
13 49 (6.98%) MPLS
14 41 (5.84%) OSPF
14 41 (5.84%) BGP
15 37 (5.27%) SAN
15 37 (5.27%) DHCP
16 36 (5.13%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 55 (7.83%) MySQL
2 54 (7.69%) SQL Server
3 43 (6.13%) Oracle Database
4 25 (3.56%) Oracle Database 11g
5 20 (2.85%) Oracle BI EE
5 20 (2.85%) SQL Server 2008
5 20 (2.85%) Oracle ODI
6 19 (2.71%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 17 (2.42%) Relational Database
7 17 (2.42%) SQL Server 2005
7 17 (2.42%) DB2
8 14 (1.99%) Oracle Reports
9 13 (1.85%) MongoDB
10 12 (1.71%) PostgreSQL
11 11 (1.57%) NoSQL
12 10 (1.42%) Redis
13 9 (1.28%) RDBMS
14 8 (1.14%) Amazon RDS
15 3 (0.43%) Hadoop
15 3 (0.43%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 42 (5.98%) Jenkins
2 41 (5.84%) JIRA
3 23 (3.28%) Visual Studio
4 16 (2.28%) Introscope
5 15 (2.14%) Git (software)
5 15 (2.14%) Maven
6 14 (1.99%) Subversion
7 10 (1.42%) Hudson
8 9 (1.28%) Eclipse
9 8 (1.14%) RSpec
10 7 (1.00%) GCC
10 7 (1.00%) Selenium
10 7 (1.00%) JDeveloper
11 6 (0.85%) Ant
11 6 (0.85%) Artifactory
12 4 (0.57%) Fiddler
12 4 (0.57%) Gradle
13 3 (0.43%) IntelliJ
13 3 (0.43%) MSI
14 2 (0.28%) Xcode
General
1 87 (12.39%) Finance
2 64 (9.12%) Telecoms
3 33 (4.70%) Banking
4 23 (3.28%) Billing
5 22 (3.13%) Financial Institution
6 15 (2.14%) Retail
7 9 (1.28%) Investment Banking
8 7 (1.00%) Local Government
9 6 (0.85%) Games
9 6 (0.85%) Legal
10 5 (0.71%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.57%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.43%) Marketing
12 3 (0.43%) Law
13 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.28%) Electronics
14 1 (0.14%) Danish Language
14 1 (0.14%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 83 (11.82%) Consultant
2 80 (11.40%) Developer
3 69 (9.83%) Network Engineer
4 51 (7.26%) Analyst
5 50 (7.12%) Security Engineer
6 47 (6.70%) Administrator
7 39 (5.56%) Software Engineer
8 33 (4.70%) Architect
9 31 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 28 (3.99%) Network Security Engineer
11 27 (3.85%) DevOps Engineer
12 18 (2.56%) Support Analyst
13 17 (2.42%) Applications Support
14 16 (2.28%) Support Engineer
15 15 (2.14%) ServiceNow Consultant
15 15 (2.14%) Systems Administrator
15 15 (2.14%) Senior Consultant
15 15 (2.14%) Technical Consultant
15 15 (2.14%) Senior Security Engineer
16 14 (1.99%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (13.11%) XML
2 80 (11.40%) Middleware
3 78 (11.11%) Web Services
3 78 (11.11%) .NET
4 74 (10.54%) JMS
5 57 (8.12%) HTML
6 55 (7.83%) SOAP
6 55 (7.83%) REST
7 41 (5.84%) WSDL
8 31 (4.42%) Oracle Fusion
9 29 (4.13%) ASP.NET
10 28 (3.99%) WebSphere MQ
11 26 (3.70%) CSS
12 23 (3.28%) JDBC
13 22 (3.13%) J2EE
14 20 (2.85%) WebCenter
15 18 (2.56%) JSON
16 15 (2.14%) Servlets
17 14 (1.99%) JSP
17 14 (1.99%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 77 (10.97%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (10.40%) Open Source
3 49 (6.98%) PKI
4 47 (6.70%) Clustering
5 34 (4.84%) Enterprise Software
6 29 (4.13%) Management Information System
7 20 (2.85%) Client/Server
8 18 (2.56%) Data Integration
9 17 (2.42%) DataPower
10 16 (2.28%) Cryptography
10 16 (2.28%) Device Driver
10 16 (2.28%) Mobile App
11 13 (1.85%) SecurID
11 13 (1.85%) Blackberry
12 12 (1.71%) Hedge funds
13 11 (1.57%) User Experience
14 10 (1.42%) CESG
15 9 (1.28%) Computer Science
16 8 (1.14%) Mainframe
17 7 (1.00%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 278 (39.60%) Linux
2 210 (29.91%) Windows
3 107 (15.24%) UNIX
4 71 (10.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 49 (6.98%) Windows Server 2003
6 47 (6.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 38 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 28 (3.99%) AIX
9 27 (3.85%) Solaris
10 25 (3.56%) Windows XP
11 23 (3.28%) CentOS
12 22 (3.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 16 (2.28%) Apple iOS
14 14 (1.99%) Android
15 13 (1.85%) Windows 7
15 13 (1.85%) Windows 2000
16 11 (1.57%) Windows Phone
17 10 (1.42%) SUSE
18 9 (1.28%) Windows Phone 8
19 6 (0.85%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 146 (20.80%) ITIL
2 105 (14.96%) Agile Software Development
3 84 (11.97%) Load Balancing
4 82 (11.68%) DevOps
5 77 (10.97%) Configuration Management
6 71 (10.11%) Continuous Integration
7 56 (7.98%) SOA
8 55 (7.83%) Scrum
9 51 (7.26%) Software Engineering
10 42 (5.98%) Service Delivery
11 40 (5.70%) UML
12 38 (5.41%) TOGAF
12 38 (5.41%) Project Management
13 37 (5.27%) Service Management
14 36 (5.13%) Migration
15 35 (4.99%) Validation
15 35 (4.99%) SysML
16 33 (4.70%) OO
17 32 (4.56%) Penetration Testing
18 29 (4.13%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 132 (18.80%) Java
2 98 (13.96%) SQL
3 93 (13.25%) Python
4 74 (10.54%) Bash Shell
5 69 (9.83%) JavaScript
6 59 (8.40%) PHP
7 51 (7.26%) Jython
8 45 (6.41%) Shell Script
9 42 (5.98%) Ruby
9 42 (5.98%) Perl
10 38 (5.41%) C
10 38 (5.41%) C#
11 32 (4.56%) PowerShell
12 25 (3.56%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
13 24 (3.42%) C++
14 16 (2.28%) Korn
15 7 (1.00%) Scala
15 7 (1.00%) C-shell
15 7 (1.00%) VBScript
15 7 (1.00%) VB
Qualifications
1 122 (17.38%) Security Cleared
2 90 (12.82%) SC Cleared
3 75 (10.68%) Cisco Certification
4 58 (8.26%) Degree
5 49 (6.98%) CCNP
6 36 (5.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 30 (4.27%) CCNA
8 24 (3.42%) CISSP
9 23 (3.28%) DV Cleared
10 18 (2.56%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 16 (2.28%) CCIE
12 15 (2.14%) MCSE
13 14 (1.99%) MCP
14 13 (1.85%) ISTQB
14 13 (1.85%) ITIL Certification
15 12 (1.71%) CCSE
15 12 (1.71%) MCTS
16 11 (1.57%) CCSA
17 9 (1.28%) CEH
18 7 (1.00%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 28 (3.99%) QA
2 23 (3.28%) Data Quality
3 19 (2.71%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 11 (1.57%) SLA
6 9 (1.28%) JSP 440
7 4 (0.57%) HIPAA
7 4 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 2 (0.28%) COBIT
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 17799
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9000
9 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 82 (11.68%) Active Directory
2 43 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (4.56%) Firmware
4 31 (4.42%) vSphere
5 30 (4.27%) ProxySG
6 21 (2.99%) VMware ESXi
7 20 (2.85%) Hyper-V
8 18 (2.56%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (1.85%) Xen
9 13 (1.85%) Nmap
10 10 (1.42%) VMware ESX
11 9 (1.28%) Sendmail
12 8 (1.14%) XenServer
12 8 (1.14%) Varnish
13 7 (1.00%) XenApp
13 7 (1.00%) Snort
14 6 (0.85%) vCloud
15 5 (0.71%) qmail
15 5 (0.71%) OpenSSH
15 5 (0.71%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 82 (11.68%) Puppet
2 37 (5.27%) SCCM
3 34 (4.84%) Opscode Chef
4 22 (3.13%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 22 (3.13%) Oracle Identity Management
5 18 (2.56%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 17 (2.42%) Nessus
7 15 (2.14%) HP Quality Center
8 13 (1.85%) Tivoli
9 12 (1.71%) WhatsUp Gold
10 11 (1.57%) Ansible
10 11 (1.57%) Nagios
11 8 (1.14%) FortiGate
12 7 (1.00%) HP UCMDB
12 7 (1.00%) Zenoss
13 6 (0.85%) NetBackup
13 6 (0.85%) OPNET
13 6 (0.85%) MIMEsweeper
13 6 (0.85%) MAILsweeper
13 6 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 163 (23.22%) Cisco
2 116 (16.52%) Oracle
2 116 (16.52%) Microsoft
3 102 (14.53%) Juniper
4 94 (13.39%) VMware
5 90 (12.82%) HP
6 89 (12.68%) F5
7 85 (12.11%) CheckPoint
8 74 (10.54%) IBM
9 55 (7.83%) Red Hat
10 46 (6.55%) Blue Coat
11 33 (4.70%) Citrix
12 28 (3.99%) Software AG
13 26 (3.70%) Remedy
14 24 (3.42%) ServiceNow
15 23 (3.28%) Google
16 22 (3.13%) McAfee
17 18 (2.56%) Siebel
17 18 (2.56%) Websense
17 18 (2.56%) 3PAR
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 15 hours ago
London
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Rate: From £400 to £450 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
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Posted: 19 hours ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
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Leeds
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Rate: £350 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
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Rate: Market rate value
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £450 - £550 Per Day public limited company
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: Market
Posted: Yesterday
Scotland
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Rate: From £53,918 to £65,347 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheltenham, Gloucestershire
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Rate: Market rate value
Posted: 2 days ago
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Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom
The Scottish Government
Rate: £53,918 to £65,347
Posted: 2 days ago
Blackpool
Annapurna
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
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Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
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