The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for SSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 23 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
23 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 94 106 100
Rank change year-on-year +12 -6  
Contract jobs citing SSL 10 18 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.55% 0.76% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.71% 3.27% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 15 5
Median daily rate £360 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.00% -5.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £236 £315 £370
10% offered a daily rate of more than £453 £490 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +25.74% +10.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 6
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

SSL is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 369 551 604
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 20.12% 23.32% 24.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 161 249 243
Median daily rate £388 £363 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.03% +3.57%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 25 28
Median hourly rate £13.50 £14.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.89% -60.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £11.00 £14.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.00 £45.00 £39.46
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing SSL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SSL in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in Berkshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in Berkshire over the 3 months to 23 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in Berkshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in Berkshire

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Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 23 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 6 £360 -24.21% 2
Bracknell +5 2 - -
Newbury - 1 £200 -
SSL
South East

For the 6 months to 23 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Berkshire region with a requirement for SSL.

1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 7 (43.75%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) VPN
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
4 5 (31.25%) Java
4 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
4 5 (31.25%) DevOps
5 4 (25.00%) Jaspersoft
5 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
5 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
5 4 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (25.00%) Subversion
5 4 (25.00%) Maven
5 4 (25.00%) Web Services
5 4 (25.00%) ITIL
5 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
5 4 (25.00%) DNS
5 4 (25.00%) Linux
6 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
6 3 (18.75%) Cisco
6 3 (18.75%) Oracle
6 3 (18.75%) Middleware
6 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
6 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat
6 3 (18.75%) Information Security
6 3 (18.75%) RESTful

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 4 (25.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (6.25%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (6.25%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (6.25%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 8 (50.00%) Firewall
2 6 (37.50%) VPN
3 4 (25.00%) DNS
4 3 (18.75%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) BGP
5 2 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
5 2 (12.50%) HTTP
5 2 (12.50%) Network Security
6 1 (6.25%) ADSL
6 1 (6.25%) BIG-IP
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (6.25%) IPsec
6 1 (6.25%) LAN
6 1 (6.25%) MPLS
6 1 (6.25%) OSPF
6 1 (6.25%) PBX
6 1 (6.25%) SNMP
6 1 (6.25%) Telnet
6 1 (6.25%) VLAN
6 1 (6.25%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (25.00%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 5 (31.25%) Jenkins
2 4 (25.00%) Maven
2 4 (25.00%) Sonatype Nexus
2 4 (25.00%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 1 (6.25%) Billing
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Consultant
1 3 (18.75%) DevOps Consultant
1 3 (18.75%) Network Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Architect
2 2 (12.50%) Developer
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware Developer
3 1 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Information Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Information Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Network Security Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Developer
3 1 (6.25%) OSS Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) Web Services
2 3 (18.75%) Middleware
2 3 (18.75%) RESTful
3 1 (6.25%) .NET
3 1 (6.25%) JMS
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
3 1 (6.25%) OSGi
3 1 (6.25%) REST
3 1 (6.25%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (6.25%) Clustering
1 1 (6.25%) Data Centre
1 1 (6.25%) DataPower
1 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
1 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Windows
2 4 (25.00%) Linux
3 3 (18.75%) Windows Server
4 2 (12.50%) AIX
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (12.50%) SUSE
4 2 (12.50%) Unix
4 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2012
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (6.25%) Solaris
5 1 (6.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 1 (6.25%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) Continuous Integration
1 5 (31.25%) DevOps
2 4 (25.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (25.00%) ITIL
3 3 (18.75%) Information Security
3 3 (18.75%) Load Balancing
4 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) SIEM
5 1 (6.25%) Capacity Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Coaching
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) Service Management
5 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 5 (31.25%) Java
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) SQL
3 1 (6.25%) C
3 1 (6.25%) Korn
3 1 (6.25%) Python
3 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (6.25%) CCSE
2 1 (6.25%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (6.25%) CISA
2 1 (6.25%) CISM
2 1 (6.25%) CISSP
2 1 (6.25%) Degree
2 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 5 (31.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 2 (12.50%) XenApp
3 1 (6.25%) Hyper-V
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Amdocs OSS
1 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
1 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (6.25%) Netcool
1 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (6.25%) Puppet
1 1 (6.25%) SCCM
1 1 (6.25%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) Jaspersoft
4 3 (18.75%) Blue Coat
4 3 (18.75%) Cisco
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) Citrix
5 2 (12.50%) F5
5 2 (12.50%) HP
5 2 (12.50%) IBM
5 2 (12.50%) Juniper
5 2 (12.50%) McAfee
5 2 (12.50%) Palo Alto
6 1 (6.25%) Cramer
6 1 (6.25%) CyberArk
6 1 (6.25%) Ericsson
6 1 (6.25%) Lumension
6 1 (6.25%) ServiceNow
6 1 (6.25%) Talend
6 1 (6.25%) Varonis