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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 291 322 306
Rank change year-on-year
+31 -16
Contract jobs citing SSL 366 280 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.65% 0.52% 0.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.44% 3.89% 3.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 217 179 170
Average daily rate
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£400 £388 £392
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -1.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £238 £251
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £380
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -14.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 3
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-18.03% +117.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £25.50 £13.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £34.90 £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.50 -
% change year-on-year
-18.03% -

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
8245 7206 8915
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.58% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4479 3899 4038
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 421 695
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.00 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-0.90% -7.16%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 1 September 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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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 +43 347 £400 +3.22% 66
London +52 233 £408 -3.94% 34
South East +14 66 £350 +30.84% 19
City of London +26 51 £425 +11.84% 12
Hampshire +1 23 £347 +2.57% 5
Berkshire +17 22 £350 +21.21% 3
Scotland -15 16 £340 -7.79% 2
South West -32 11 £315 -7.35% 2
Surrey -1 10 £500 +119.78% 6
East of England -22 10 £375 +28.20% 3
Gloucestershire - 10 £301 -
Buckinghamshire +4 8 £330 +37.50% 2
Yorkshire -8 8 £425 +12.95% 4
Slough +6 6 £250 - 1
East Midlands +3 6 £475 +46.15%
Reading +2 6 £375 +33.33%
North West -2 6 £280 -22.22% 3
West Yorkshire -8 6 £425 +12.95% 4
Cambridge -6 5 - - 1
Glasgow -7 5 - - 1
Cambridgeshire -9 5 - - 2
Southampton -11 5 £288 +10.57%
Kingston Upon Thames - 5 £319 -
Cheshire +4 4 £280 -33.68%
Leeds +2 4 - - 2
Warrington - 4 £280 -
High Wycombe +3 3 £350 - 1
Milton Keynes -6 3 £330 +37.50%
Suffolk -8 3 £375 +31.57%
Ipswich - 3 £375 -

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 (43.99%) Linux
2 236 (37.34%) HTTP
3 183 (28.96%) Firewall
4 182 (28.80%) TCP/IP
5 175 (27.69%) Windows
6 149 (23.58%) Java
7 143 (22.63%) VPN
8 135 (21.36%) Cisco
9 134 (21.20%) DNS
10 130 (20.57%) Apache
11 127 (20.09%) UNIX
11 127 (20.09%) Oracle
12 116 (18.35%) ITIL
13 101 (15.98%) Security Cleared
14 96 (15.19%) WebSphere
14 96 (15.19%) Microsoft
14 96 (15.19%) Juniper
15 94 (14.87%) Finance
16 86 (13.61%) HP
16 86 (13.61%) IIS
17 84 (13.29%) F5
18 80 (12.66%) Puppet
19 77 (12.18%) Python
20 76 (12.03%) .NET
21 75 (11.87%) XML
21 75 (11.87%) WAN
21 75 (11.87%) Active Directory
22 74 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
23 73 (11.55%) Open Source
23 73 (11.55%) Middleware

SSL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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
1 130 (20.57%) Apache
2 96 (15.19%) WebSphere
3 86 (13.61%) IIS
4 70 (11.08%) Tomcat
5 67 (10.60%) WebLogic
6 47 (7.44%) WebSphere Application Server
7 28 (4.43%) SharePoint
8 25 (3.96%) MS Exchange
9 23 (3.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 23 (3.64%) IBM HTTP Server
10 22 (3.48%) nginx
11 21 (3.32%) Oracle Service Bus
12 19 (3.01%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 18 (2.85%) WebLogic Portal
14 14 (2.22%) Jetty
14 14 (2.22%) Exchange Server 2010
15 11 (1.74%) Adobe CQ
15 11 (1.74%) Confluence
16 10 (1.58%) Lync
17 9 (1.42%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 39 (6.17%) MS Excel
2 15 (2.37%) MS Project
2 15 (2.37%) MS Office
3 11 (1.74%) MS PowerPoint
4 4 (0.63%) MS Visio
5 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.16%) SPSS
6 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
6 1 (0.16%) Fireworks
6 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 31 (4.91%) Oracle EBS
2 16 (2.53%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (2.37%) Documaker
4 9 (1.42%) Oracle FAH
5 4 (0.63%) WebTrends
6 2 (0.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.16%) Dynamics CRM
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI
7 1 (0.16%) SAP FI/CO
7 1 (0.16%) SAP CO
Cloud Services
1 21 (3.32%) Amazon EC2
2 20 (3.16%) Amazon AWS
2 20 (3.16%) PaaS
2 20 (3.16%) Cloud Computing
3 18 (2.85%) SaaS
3 18 (2.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (1.58%) Google App Engine
5 6 (0.95%) Rackspace Cloud
6 5 (0.79%) IaaS
6 5 (0.79%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.63%) Heroku
7 4 (0.63%) Office 365
7 4 (0.63%) IBM SmartCloud
8 1 (0.16%) Route 53
8 1 (0.16%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 236 (37.34%) HTTP
2 183 (28.96%) Firewall
3 182 (28.80%) TCP/IP
4 143 (22.63%) VPN
5 134 (21.20%) DNS
6 75 (11.87%) WAN
7 72 (11.39%) LDAP
8 70 (11.08%) Network Security
9 68 (10.76%) HTTPS
10 57 (9.02%) Internet
11 56 (8.86%) IPsec
12 54 (8.54%) LAN
13 50 (7.91%) SSH
14 40 (6.33%) Wireless
15 36 (5.70%) Reverse Proxy
15 36 (5.70%) MPLS
16 34 (5.38%) Wireshark
17 33 (5.22%) FTP
18 30 (4.75%) SMTP
19 29 (4.59%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 40 (6.33%) SQL Server
1 40 (6.33%) Oracle Database
2 38 (6.01%) MySQL
3 20 (3.16%) Oracle Database 11g
4 15 (2.37%) Oracle BI EE
4 15 (2.37%) Oracle ODI
4 15 (2.37%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 13 (2.06%) MongoDB
5 13 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
6 12 (1.90%) NoSQL
7 11 (1.74%) PostgreSQL
7 11 (1.74%) Oracle Reports
8 10 (1.58%) SQL Server 2005
8 10 (1.58%) Relational Database
9 6 (0.95%) RDBMS
10 5 (0.79%) DB2
10 5 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
11 4 (0.63%) Hadoop
12 2 (0.32%) SQL Server Reporting Services
12 2 (0.32%) Redis
Development Applications
1 43 (6.80%) JIRA
2 38 (6.01%) Jenkins
3 36 (5.70%) Subversion
4 27 (4.27%) Maven
5 25 (3.96%) Introscope
6 20 (3.16%) Git (software)
7 13 (2.06%) Hudson
7 13 (2.06%) Ant
8 12 (1.90%) Visual Studio
8 12 (1.90%) Selenium
9 11 (1.74%) Fiddler
10 10 (1.58%) JUnit
11 6 (0.95%) Eclipse
12 5 (0.79%) Xcode
12 5 (0.79%) Artifactory
13 4 (0.63%) FitNesse
13 4 (0.63%) TeamCity
13 4 (0.63%) RSpec
13 4 (0.63%) SoapUI
14 3 (0.47%) Mercurial
General
1 94 (14.87%) Finance
2 45 (7.12%) Telecoms
3 36 (5.70%) Banking
4 23 (3.64%) Financial Institution
5 21 (3.32%) Retail
6 20 (3.16%) Billing
7 16 (2.53%) Investment Banking
8 6 (0.95%) Local Government
8 6 (0.95%) Private Banking
9 5 (0.79%) Marketing
9 5 (0.79%) Games
10 4 (0.63%) Back Office
11 3 (0.47%) Law
11 3 (0.47%) Legal
11 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.32%) Advertising
12 2 (0.32%) Publishing
12 2 (0.32%) Electronics
12 2 (0.32%) Automotive
13 1 (0.16%) Danish Language
Job Titles
1 75 (11.87%) Developer
2 71 (11.23%) Consultant
3 58 (9.18%) Administrator
4 46 (7.28%) Network Engineer
5 45 (7.12%) Analyst
6 41 (6.49%) Security Engineer
7 32 (5.06%) Architect
7 32 (5.06%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 27 (4.27%) Systems Administrator
9 25 (3.96%) DevOps Engineer
10 24 (3.80%) Linux Administrator
11 22 (3.48%) Software Engineer
12 21 (3.32%) Linux Systems Administrator
13 18 (2.85%) Network Security Engineer
14 16 (2.53%) Support Engineer
15 15 (2.37%) Support Analyst
15 15 (2.37%) WebSphere Administrator
15 15 (2.37%) Project Engineer
16 12 (1.90%) Network Specialist
16 12 (1.90%) Senior Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (12.03%) .NET
2 75 (11.87%) XML
3 73 (11.55%) Web Services
3 73 (11.55%) Middleware
4 71 (11.23%) HTML
5 53 (8.39%) JMS
6 40 (6.33%) SOAP
7 38 (6.01%) REST
8 34 (5.38%) ASP.NET
9 33 (5.22%) JSON
10 32 (5.06%) WebSphere MQ
11 28 (4.43%) J2EE
11 28 (4.43%) JDBC
12 27 (4.27%) JSP
13 24 (3.80%) WSDL
14 23 (3.64%) Oracle Fusion
15 20 (3.16%) CSS
16 19 (3.01%) Ajax
17 17 (2.69%) Servlets
17 17 (2.69%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 73 (11.55%) Open Source
2 32 (5.06%) PKI
3 28 (4.43%) Clustering
4 21 (3.32%) Management Information System
5 19 (3.01%) Firmware
6 18 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
7 15 (2.37%) DataPower
8 14 (2.22%) Mobile App
9 13 (2.06%) Hedge funds
9 13 (2.06%) Blackberry
9 13 (2.06%) Computer Science
10 11 (1.74%) Data Integration
10 11 (1.74%) Device Driver
11 8 (1.27%) Cryptography
12 7 (1.11%) SecurID
12 7 (1.11%) Mainframe
12 7 (1.11%) PMI
13 6 (0.95%) Client/Server
14 5 (0.79%) CMDB
14 5 (0.79%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 278 (43.99%) Linux
2 175 (27.69%) Windows
3 127 (20.09%) UNIX
4 54 (8.54%) Windows Server 2008
5 45 (7.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 41 (6.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 30 (4.75%) Windows XP
7 30 (4.75%) AIX
8 23 (3.64%) Windows 2000
9 21 (3.32%) Windows Server 2012
10 20 (3.16%) Solaris
11 18 (2.85%) CentOS
12 15 (2.37%) SUSE
13 9 (1.42%) Windows 7
14 8 (1.27%) Apple iOS
15 7 (1.11%) Android
16 5 (0.79%) Windows 2000 Server
16 5 (0.79%) HPUX
17 4 (0.63%) zOS
17 4 (0.63%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 116 (18.35%) ITIL
2 74 (11.71%) Continuous Integration
3 71 (11.23%) Load Balancing
3 71 (11.23%) Configuration Management
4 60 (9.49%) DevOps
5 56 (8.86%) Scrum
6 45 (7.12%) SOA
7 40 (6.33%) Agile Software Development
8 39 (6.17%) Validation
9 36 (5.70%) Migration
10 34 (5.38%) Project Management
11 31 (4.91%) OO
12 30 (4.75%) Software Engineering
13 29 (4.59%) Incident Management
14 28 (4.43%) Workflow
15 26 (4.11%) Service Delivery
15 26 (4.11%) Software Testing
16 25 (3.96%) Penetration Testing
17 24 (3.80%) Change Management
17 24 (3.80%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 149 (23.58%) Java
2 77 (12.18%) Python
3 69 (10.92%) SQL
4 65 (10.28%) Perl
5 64 (10.13%) Bash Shell
6 62 (9.81%) Shell Script
7 61 (9.65%) JavaScript
8 58 (9.18%) PHP
9 52 (8.23%) Jython
10 28 (4.43%) C
11 22 (3.48%) C#
11 22 (3.48%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
12 18 (2.85%) Korn
13 17 (2.69%) Ruby
14 16 (2.53%) PowerShell
15 14 (2.22%) C++
16 9 (1.42%) VBScript
17 7 (1.11%) VB
17 7 (1.11%) C-shell
18 6 (0.95%) XPath
Qualifications
1 101 (15.98%) Security Cleared
2 69 (10.92%) SC Cleared
3 51 (8.07%) Cisco Certification
4 38 (6.01%) Degree
5 32 (5.06%) CCNP
6 26 (4.11%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 25 (3.96%) Microsoft Certification
8 21 (3.32%) ISTQB
9 20 (3.16%) CCNA
10 17 (2.69%) DV Cleared
11 14 (2.22%) CCENT
11 14 (2.22%) LPIC
12 12 (1.90%) CISSP
13 11 (1.74%) ITIL Certification
14 9 (1.42%) MCSE
14 9 (1.42%) MCTS
15 8 (1.27%) MCP
15 8 (1.27%) PMI Certification
16 7 (1.11%) ISEB
16 7 (1.11%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (4.11%) QA
2 18 (2.85%) Data Quality
3 11 (1.74%) SLA
4 9 (1.42%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.79%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.47%) JSP 440
7 1 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.16%) TickIT
System Software
1 75 (11.87%) Active Directory
2 48 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
3 29 (4.59%) ProxySG
4 20 (3.16%) Nmap
5 16 (2.53%) Squid
6 14 (2.22%) vSphere
7 13 (2.06%) qmail
7 13 (2.06%) Oracle RAC
8 9 (1.42%) Hyper-V
8 9 (1.42%) Xen
8 9 (1.42%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (1.27%) Varnish
10 6 (0.95%) vCloud
10 6 (0.95%) VMware ESX
10 6 (0.95%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
11 5 (0.79%) ISA Server
11 5 (0.79%) UAG
12 4 (0.63%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.63%) Sendmail
12 4 (0.63%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 80 (12.66%) Puppet
2 32 (5.06%) Opscode Chef
3 29 (4.59%) HP Quality Center
4 25 (3.96%) SCCM
5 20 (3.16%) Nessus
6 18 (2.85%) Zenoss
6 18 (2.85%) Oracle Identity Management
6 18 (2.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 13 (2.06%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
7 13 (2.06%) Tivoli
8 12 (1.90%) CA SiteMinder
9 8 (1.27%) Nagios
10 7 (1.11%) CA Wily
10 7 (1.11%) McAfee ePO
11 6 (0.95%) Backup Exec
11 6 (0.95%) OpenView
11 6 (0.95%) Vagrant
12 5 (0.79%) NetBackup
12 5 (0.79%) DameWare
12 5 (0.79%) YUM
Vendors
1 135 (21.36%) Cisco
2 127 (20.09%) Oracle
3 96 (15.19%) Microsoft
3 96 (15.19%) Juniper
4 86 (13.61%) HP
5 84 (13.29%) F5
6 73 (11.55%) VMware
7 63 (9.97%) IBM
8 62 (9.81%) CheckPoint
9 50 (7.91%) Blue Coat
10 44 (6.96%) Red Hat
11 38 (6.01%) Citrix
12 25 (3.96%) Nokia
13 21 (3.32%) Websense
14 20 (3.16%) Software AG
15 19 (3.01%) JBoss
15 19 (3.01%) Remedy
16 18 (2.85%) Google
17 17 (2.69%) Siebel
17 17 (2.69%) Sun
Berkshire
Montash
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 12 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Competitive Rate
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Thebes IT
Rate: Unspecified Competitive
Posted: 14 hours ago
London
Streamline Connections
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
Deerfoot IT Resources Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Montash
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Search Consultancy
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £450.00 per day + negotiable
Posted: 6 days ago
Slough, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Orgtel
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
Scottish Government
Rate: Up to £65,000 per annum
Posted: 12 days ago
City of London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £450.00 - £500.00 per annum
Posted: 13 days ago
West Midlands
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £310 per day + competitive
Posted: 14 days ago
Maidenhead
Reed Technology - UK Posting Account
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
Cambridge
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 24 days ago
City of London
Austin Fraser Limited
Rate: £250 per day
Posted: 25 days ago