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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 291 309 337
Rank change year-on-year
+18 +28
Contract jobs citing SSL 423 351 273
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.72% 0.63% 0.52%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.22% 4.30% 3.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 205 179
Average daily rate
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£428 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.87% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £270 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 7 4
Average hourly rate £51.25 £25.00 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+105.00% -18.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £24.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £125.00 £41.00 £35.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £25.00 £30.75
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -18.69%

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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
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 £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 28 August 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 +21 405 £428 +6.87% 93
London -29 166 £428 +5.16% 26
South East -1 82 £425 +19.29% 20
Yorkshire +4 41 £350 -17.64% 11
City of London -7 39 £440 +3.52% 7
North East +3 34 £500 +22.32% 3
North West -5 32 £350 +25.00% 10
Tyne and Wear -2 29 £500 +22.32% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne -5 28 £500 +22.32% 3
Hampshire -4 26 £388 +11.51% 4
Berkshire -1 24 £450 +24.13% 6
West Yorkshire -4 24 £500 +17.64% 6
South West +2 23 £450 +42.85% 10
East of England +14 21 £450 +20.00% 7
South Yorkshire -2 16 £275 -11.29% 1
Manchester -5 16 £350 -22.22% 7
Reading 0 15 £473 +26.00% 5
Oxfordshire -9 15 £350 -12.50% 1
Sheffield - 14 £275 - 1
Hertfordshire +13 13 £450 - 2
Leeds -20 11 £350 - 5
Cheltenham +2 9 £450 +71.42% 1
Gloucestershire -4 9 £450 +49.37% 1
Wales +3 8 £450 -5.26%
Surrey -5 8 £420 -16.00% 7
Kent - 8 - - 1
Merseyside - 8 £400 -
Liverpool - 8 £400 -
South Wales - 8 £450 -
Wiltshire - 8 £350 - 1

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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.

1 352 (41.12%) Firewall
2 343 (40.07%) Linux
3 288 (33.64%) TCP/IP
4 281 (32.83%) Cisco
5 267 (31.19%) HTTP
6 235 (27.45%) Windows
7 234 (27.34%) VPN
8 210 (24.53%) Java
9 201 (23.48%) DNS
10 192 (22.43%) WAN
11 184 (21.50%) UNIX
12 170 (19.86%) ITIL
12 170 (19.86%) Juniper
13 169 (19.74%) LAN
14 165 (19.28%) Microsoft
14 165 (19.28%) CheckPoint
15 162 (18.93%) VMware
16 161 (18.81%) IPsec
17 157 (18.34%) WebSphere
18 146 (17.06%) Configuration Management
19 145 (16.94%) Finance
20 142 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
21 141 (16.47%) Network Security
22 138 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
23 133 (15.54%) Apache
24 129 (15.07%) Data Centre
25 128 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
26 124 (14.49%) Open Source
26 124 (14.49%) Jenkins
27 123 (14.37%) IIS

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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
1 157 (18.34%) WebSphere
2 133 (15.54%) Apache
3 123 (14.37%) IIS
4 104 (12.15%) Tomcat
5 51 (5.96%) WebSphere Application Server
6 50 (5.84%) Jetty
6 50 (5.84%) nginx
7 39 (4.56%) JBoss
8 34 (3.97%) WebLogic
9 20 (2.34%) MS Exchange
10 17 (1.99%) SharePoint
11 15 (1.75%) CICS
11 15 (1.75%) MQSeries
12 12 (1.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 12 (1.40%) Node.js
13 10 (1.17%) OpenStack
13 10 (1.17%) Confluence
13 10 (1.17%) Exchange Server 2010
14 9 (1.05%) Oracle Service Bus
15 8 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 50 (5.84%) MS Excel
2 31 (3.62%) MS Visio
3 19 (2.22%) MS Office
3 19 (2.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.47%) MS Project
5 3 (0.35%) Photoshop
6 2 (0.23%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 4 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (0.35%) JDE OneWorld
2 3 (0.35%) Teamcenter
2 3 (0.35%) RMDS
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.23%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.23%) Oracle BPM
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos Business Intelligence
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.12%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.12%) Documaker
4 1 (0.12%) Cognos TM1
Cloud Services
1 95 (11.10%) Amazon AWS
2 44 (5.14%) Amazon EC2
3 39 (4.56%) Cloud Computing
3 39 (4.56%) Google Cloud Platform
4 37 (4.32%) Google App Engine
5 35 (4.09%) Microsoft Azure
6 29 (3.39%) PaaS
7 21 (2.45%) SaaS
8 10 (1.17%) SoftLayer
9 8 (0.93%) Sumo Logic
10 6 (0.70%) Office 365
10 6 (0.70%) Google Analytics
11 3 (0.35%) IaaS
11 3 (0.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 2 (0.23%) Google Compute Engine
13 1 (0.12%) Yammer
13 1 (0.12%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 352 (41.12%) Firewall
2 288 (33.64%) TCP/IP
3 267 (31.19%) HTTP
4 234 (27.34%) VPN
5 201 (23.48%) DNS
6 192 (22.43%) WAN
7 169 (19.74%) LAN
8 161 (18.81%) IPsec
9 141 (16.47%) Network Security
10 115 (13.43%) Cisco ASA
11 104 (12.15%) DHCP
12 90 (10.51%) MPLS
13 86 (10.05%) Internet
14 83 (9.70%) FTP
15 75 (8.76%) OSPF
15 75 (8.76%) VLAN
16 71 (8.29%) BGP
17 65 (7.59%) SNMP
17 65 (7.59%) SMTP
18 63 (7.36%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 61 (7.13%) MySQL
2 52 (6.07%) SQL Server
3 44 (5.14%) MongoDB
4 37 (4.32%) Oracle Database
4 37 (4.32%) Relational Database
5 32 (3.74%) PostgreSQL
6 24 (2.80%) DB2
7 16 (1.87%) RDBMS
8 14 (1.64%) Oracle Database 11g
9 11 (1.29%) Hadoop
9 11 (1.29%) Big Data
9 11 (1.29%) NoSQL
10 6 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
11 5 (0.58%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (0.47%) DataStage
12 4 (0.47%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.47%) Data Mining
12 4 (0.47%) Apache Cassandra
13 3 (0.35%) Couchbase
13 3 (0.35%) Oracle ODI
Development Applications
1 124 (14.49%) Jenkins
2 60 (7.01%) Git (software)
3 59 (6.89%) Subversion
4 31 (3.62%) Maven
5 23 (2.69%) Hudson
6 20 (2.34%) JIRA
7 18 (2.10%) Mercurial
8 13 (1.52%) Visual Studio
8 13 (1.52%) Artifactory
9 12 (1.40%) Eclipse
9 12 (1.40%) SoapUI
10 11 (1.29%) TeamCity
11 9 (1.05%) Ant
12 8 (0.93%) Metasploit
13 6 (0.70%) Selenium
13 6 (0.70%) JUnit
13 6 (0.70%) VSS/SourceSafe
14 4 (0.47%) Fiddler
14 4 (0.47%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 4 (0.47%) NetBeans
General
1 145 (16.94%) Finance
2 43 (5.02%) Telecoms
3 41 (4.79%) Banking
4 17 (1.99%) Retail
5 13 (1.52%) Legal
6 11 (1.29%) Manufacturing
6 11 (1.29%) Financial Institution
7 8 (0.93%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.70%) Publishing
9 4 (0.47%) Spanish Language
10 3 (0.35%) Military
10 3 (0.35%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.35%) Marketing
10 3 (0.35%) Back Office
11 2 (0.23%) Electronics
11 2 (0.23%) Front Office
11 2 (0.23%) Advertising
11 2 (0.23%) Law
12 1 (0.12%) Local Government
12 1 (0.12%) Billing
Job Titles
1 109 (12.73%) Developer
1 109 (12.73%) Network Engineer
2 98 (11.45%) Analyst
3 76 (8.88%) Consultant
4 70 (8.18%) Architect
5 61 (7.13%) Administrator
6 46 (5.37%) DevOps Engineer
7 42 (4.91%) Security Analyst
8 41 (4.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 41 (4.79%) Security Engineer
9 36 (4.21%) Java Developer
10 29 (3.39%) Technical Analyst
11 25 (2.92%) Senior Analyst
12 23 (2.69%) Service Analyst
12 23 (2.69%) Technical Architect
13 22 (2.57%) Support Engineer
13 22 (2.57%) Web Engineer
14 21 (2.45%) Senior Developer
14 21 (2.45%) Network Security Engineer
15 20 (2.34%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (11.57%) Web Services
2 84 (9.81%) Middleware
3 79 (9.23%) .NET
4 76 (8.88%) XML
5 69 (8.06%) J2EE
6 59 (6.89%) HTML
7 56 (6.54%) CSS
8 50 (5.84%) WebSphere MQ
8 50 (5.84%) SOAP
9 45 (5.26%) Servlets
10 42 (4.91%) REST
11 33 (3.86%) JSON
12 30 (3.50%) JMS
12 30 (3.50%) SAML
12 30 (3.50%) 802.1X
13 28 (3.27%) Ajax
14 21 (2.45%) LAMP
15 20 (2.34%) Spring
15 20 (2.34%) Ruby on Rails
15 20 (2.34%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 129 (15.07%) Data Centre
2 114 (13.32%) PKI
3 51 (5.96%) Clustering
4 49 (5.72%) Analytical Skills
5 46 (5.37%) DataPower
6 29 (3.39%) Client/Server
7 25 (2.92%) Management Information System
8 24 (2.80%) Cryptography
9 22 (2.57%) Mainframe
10 17 (1.99%) Computer Science
10 17 (1.99%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.52%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 11 (1.29%) SecurID
13 9 (1.05%) VSAM
13 9 (1.05%) CMDB
13 9 (1.05%) Public Cloud
14 8 (0.93%) User Experience
14 8 (0.93%) Algorithms
14 8 (0.93%) Statistics
15 7 (0.82%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 343 (40.07%) Linux
2 235 (27.45%) Windows
3 184 (21.50%) UNIX
4 91 (10.63%) Solaris
5 59 (6.89%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (5.26%) AIX
7 40 (4.67%) Windows Server 2008
8 38 (4.44%) Windows Server 2003
9 27 (3.15%) zOS
10 20 (2.34%) Windows Server 2012
11 16 (1.87%) Windows 7
11 16 (1.87%) Mac OS X
12 15 (1.75%) CentOS
13 11 (1.29%) Android
14 10 (1.17%) Ubuntu
15 8 (0.93%) Windows XP
16 7 (0.82%) SUSE
17 6 (0.70%) Debian
18 5 (0.58%) OS/390
18 5 (0.58%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (19.86%) ITIL
2 146 (17.06%) Configuration Management
3 142 (16.59%) Continuous Integration
4 138 (16.12%) Agile Software Development
5 124 (14.49%) Open Source
6 101 (11.80%) Load Balancing
7 99 (11.57%) Migration
8 88 (10.28%) DevOps
9 70 (8.18%) Kalman Filter
10 48 (5.61%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 46 (5.37%) Service Delivery
12 45 (5.26%) TDD
13 44 (5.14%) Penetration Testing
13 44 (5.14%) Analytics
14 43 (5.02%) Service Management
15 41 (4.79%) Project Management
16 39 (4.56%) SIEM
17 38 (4.44%) Information Security
18 36 (4.21%) Performance Tuning
18 36 (4.21%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 210 (24.53%) Java
2 95 (11.10%) SQL
3 94 (10.98%) Python
4 79 (9.23%) Perl
5 60 (7.01%) JavaScript
6 48 (5.61%) PHP
6 48 (5.61%) Ruby
7 41 (4.79%) C++
8 40 (4.67%) Bash Shell
9 39 (4.56%) C
10 38 (4.44%) Shell Script
11 34 (3.97%) C#
12 29 (3.39%) PowerShell
13 17 (1.99%) Go
14 16 (1.87%) Scala
15 11 (1.29%) Groovy
16 10 (1.17%) VB.NET
17 9 (1.05%) PL/SQL
17 9 (1.05%) JCL
17 9 (1.05%) Jython
Qualifications
1 117 (13.67%) Cisco Certification
2 105 (12.27%) Security Cleared
3 84 (9.81%) CCNP
4 74 (8.64%) SC Cleared
5 57 (6.66%) CCNA
6 54 (6.31%) Degree
7 52 (6.07%) CISSP
8 37 (4.32%) CCIE
9 35 (4.09%) ITIL Certification
10 34 (3.97%) CCSE
11 30 (3.50%) CISMP
12 29 (3.39%) CISM
13 28 (3.27%) CCSA
14 20 (2.34%) CCDP
15 19 (2.22%) CCSP
16 18 (2.10%) DV Cleared
17 17 (1.99%) Microsoft Certification
18 15 (1.75%) CCENT
19 11 (1.29%) CCIP
20 9 (1.05%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (6.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 45 (5.26%) QA
3 30 (3.50%) PCI DSS
4 13 (1.52%) SLA
5 12 (1.40%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 11 (1.29%) HIPAA
7 5 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 17799
8 4 (0.47%) COBIT
8 4 (0.47%) COSO
9 3 (0.35%) Data Quality
9 3 (0.35%) BS7799
10 2 (0.23%) JSP 440
System Software
1 128 (14.95%) VMware Infrastructure
2 86 (10.05%) Active Directory
3 44 (5.14%) Hyper-V
4 39 (4.56%) Xen
5 32 (3.74%) vSphere
6 28 (3.27%) ProxySG
7 19 (2.22%) Varnish
7 19 (2.22%) VMware ESXi
8 17 (1.99%) RACF
9 16 (1.87%) Time Sharing Option
10 14 (1.64%) XenApp
11 13 (1.52%) NFS
12 10 (1.17%) vCloud
12 10 (1.17%) Docker
12 10 (1.17%) Job Entry Subsystem
13 9 (1.05%) XenServer
13 9 (1.05%) VMware ESX
14 8 (0.93%) Firmware
14 8 (0.93%) VirtualBox
15 7 (0.82%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 115 (13.43%) Puppet
2 89 (10.40%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (3.50%) Ansible
4 24 (2.80%) Nagios
5 19 (2.22%) Salt
6 15 (1.75%) Vagrant
6 15 (1.75%) yum
7 12 (1.40%) Tivoli
8 11 (1.29%) CA Single Sign-On
9 10 (1.17%) SCCM
10 9 (1.05%) OMEGAMON
10 9 (1.05%) zSecure
11 8 (0.93%) FortiGate
11 8 (0.93%) HP UCMDB
11 8 (0.93%) Nmap
12 6 (0.70%) MIMEsweeper
12 6 (0.70%) MAILsweeper
12 6 (0.70%) NetCrunch
13 5 (0.58%) Zenoss
13 5 (0.58%) OPNET
Vendors
1 281 (32.83%) Cisco
2 170 (19.86%) Juniper
3 165 (19.28%) CheckPoint
3 165 (19.28%) Microsoft
4 162 (18.93%) VMware
5 112 (13.08%) F5
6 107 (12.50%) Oracle
7 89 (10.40%) IBM
8 85 (9.93%) Blue Coat
9 72 (8.41%) Citrix
10 48 (5.61%) Google
11 47 (5.49%) Red Hat
12 35 (4.09%) Clearswift
12 35 (4.09%) Kaspersky
13 34 (3.97%) NetApp
13 34 (3.97%) Dell
14 32 (3.74%) Nokia
15 30 (3.50%) McAfee
16 29 (3.39%) HP
17 26 (3.04%) CA
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