The first table below looks at the demand for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 10 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Wales region.

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
10 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 67 50 56
Rank change year-on-year
-17 +6
Contract jobs citing SSL 3 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.38% 0.40% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.45% 2.25% 4.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 4
Average daily rate
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£400 £650 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-38.46% +124.13%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £320 £358
% change year-on-year
+14.06% -10.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £31.25
% change year-on-year
-19.35% -0.80%
Communications & Networking Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
87 89 86
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 10.90% 17.66% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 40 42
Average daily rate £400 £389 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.89% +29.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £140 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £550 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 10
Average hourly rate £37.50 £15.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+150.00% -3.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-24.07% -
SSL
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SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the Wales region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSL across the Wales region.

SSL Daily Rate Trend in Wales

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the Wales region.

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in Wales

SSL
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Wales region over the 3 months to 10 July 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
South Wales -26 2 £400 -38.46%
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 5 (83.33%) UNIX
1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 4 (66.67%) Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Subversion
3 3 (50.00%) Maven
3 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
3 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) XPath
3 3 (50.00%) JSON
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) Selenium
3 3 (50.00%) Test Management
3 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (50.00%) Groovy
3 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (50.00%) RESTful
3 3 (50.00%) Mercurial
3 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (50.00%) JBehave
3 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
3 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 3 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (50.00%) Hudson
3 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
3 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (50.00%) Mobile Banking
3 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Wales by Category

For the 6 months to 10 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Wales region 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 2 (33.33%) Apache
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) HTTP
1 3 (50.00%) Internet
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) SMTP
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Ant
1 3 (50.00%) JUnit
1 3 (50.00%) Subversion
1 3 (50.00%) Maven
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (50.00%) Mercurial
1 3 (50.00%) JBehave
1 3 (50.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 3 (50.00%) Hudson
1 3 (50.00%) SoapUI
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (50.00%) Apache Ivy
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Test Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) UNIX Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX Support
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Web Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) HTML
1 3 (50.00%) J2EE
1 3 (50.00%) SOAP
1 3 (50.00%) Web Services
1 3 (50.00%) XML
1 3 (50.00%) JSON
1 3 (50.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile App
1 3 (50.00%) Mobile Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) UNIX
2 2 (33.33%) Solaris
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Scrum
1 3 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (50.00%) TDD
1 3 (50.00%) Automated Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Test Management
1 3 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (50.00%) Test Automation
1 3 (50.00%) BDD
1 3 (50.00%) Automation Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Validation
2 1 (16.67%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 3 (50.00%) SQL
1 3 (50.00%) XQuery
1 3 (50.00%) XPath
1 3 (50.00%) Groovy
1 3 (50.00%) Java
1 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (33.33%) Perl
2 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) RHCE
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) NFS
1 2 (33.33%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) HP Quality Center
2 2 (33.33%) Red Hat Satellite
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) HP
2 3 (50.00%) Oracle
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
3 2 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 1 (16.67%) Imperva
4 1 (16.67%) F5