Period
to 24 November 2017

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 6 months to 24 November 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
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 153 144 138
Rank change year-on-year -9 -6 +3
Contract jobs citing SSL 16 35 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.39% 0.81% 0.91%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.08% 3.54% 4.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 30 31
Berkshire median daily rate £380 £363 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.83% -19.44% +33.83%
10th Percentile £288 £301 £410
90th Percentile £638 £481 £579
South East median daily rate £440 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +9.98% -5.82% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £39.00
South East median hourly rate - £11.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year - -70.51% -2.50%

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Berkshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 769 988 1079
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 18.72% 22.98% 21.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 493 533
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +4.17%
10th Percentile £234 £255 £213
90th Percentile £600 £525 £538
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 55 58
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £18.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -37.39% +64.29%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.35 £13.50
90th Percentile £42.40 £55.00 £47.50
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
% change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +25.10%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Berkshire.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in Berkshire

SSL
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

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in Berkshire over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in Berkshire

SSL
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

SSL
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 6 months to 24 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +9 7 £340 -9.33% 2
Bracknell -8 3 - -
Slough +1 1 - -
SSL
South East

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) VPN
3 8 (50.00%) IPsec
4 7 (43.75%) Network Security
4 7 (43.75%) Cisco
4 7 (43.75%) Juniper
5 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (37.50%) CCNP
6 5 (31.25%) ITIL
6 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
6 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
6 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
6 5 (31.25%) Junos
6 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
7 4 (25.00%) Information Security
7 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
7 4 (25.00%) Security Architecture
7 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
7 4 (25.00%) Wireless
7 4 (25.00%) MPLS
7 4 (25.00%) Linux
7 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 4 (25.00%) DNS
7 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
7 4 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
8 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
8 3 (18.75%) Palo Alto
8 3 (18.75%) QRadar
8 3 (18.75%) Arista
8 3 (18.75%) WAN

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 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (75.00%) Firewall
2 9 (56.25%) VPN
3 8 (50.00%) IPsec
4 7 (43.75%) Network Security
5 5 (31.25%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (31.25%) Junos
6 4 (25.00%) DNS
6 4 (25.00%) Ethernet
6 4 (25.00%) MPLS
6 4 (25.00%) TCP/IP
6 4 (25.00%) Wireless
7 3 (18.75%) BGP
7 3 (18.75%) WAN
8 2 (12.50%) FTP
8 2 (12.50%) HTTP
8 2 (12.50%) LAN
8 2 (12.50%) LDAP
8 2 (12.50%) OpenVPN
8 2 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (12.50%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database
1 1 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
1 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
General
1 1 (6.25%) Retail
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (31.25%) Network Engineer
2 3 (18.75%) Developer
2 3 (18.75%) Network Security Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Network Specialist
2 3 (18.75%) Security Specialist
3 2 (12.50%) Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 2 (12.50%) Middleware Developer
3 2 (12.50%) Network Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Network Security Architect
3 2 (12.50%) Security Architect
4 1 (6.25%) Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Consultant
4 1 (6.25%) IP Engineer
4 1 (6.25%) Security Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Analyst
4 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (6.25%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
2 1 (6.25%) Web Services
2 1 (6.25%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (18.75%) Data Centre
2 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (12.50%) FMCG
3 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
3 1 (6.25%) DataPower
3 1 (6.25%) Management Information System
3 1 (6.25%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 4 (25.00%) Linux
2 2 (12.50%) AIX
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle Linux
2 2 (12.50%) SUSE
2 2 (12.50%) Unix
2 2 (12.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (31.25%) ITIL
1 5 (31.25%) Load Balancing
2 4 (25.00%) Information Security
2 4 (25.00%) Network Monitoring
2 4 (25.00%) Security Architecture
3 3 (18.75%) Configuration Management
4 2 (12.50%) Change Management
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Improvement
4 2 (12.50%) Information Assurance
4 2 (12.50%) Network Design
4 2 (12.50%) Project Management
5 1 (6.25%) Change Control
5 1 (6.25%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (6.25%) Functional Testing
5 1 (6.25%) High Availability
5 1 (6.25%) ITIL V3
5 1 (6.25%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (6.25%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) SIEM
5 1 (6.25%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 4 (25.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (18.75%) Korn
2 3 (18.75%) Perl
2 3 (18.75%) Python
3 2 (12.50%) C-shell
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) Shell Script
4 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (37.50%) CCNP
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (31.25%) Security Cleared
3 3 (18.75%) HNC
4 2 (12.50%) CCNA
4 2 (12.50%) CCSE
4 2 (12.50%) CISSP
4 2 (12.50%) DV Cleared
4 2 (12.50%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (12.50%) Hyper-V
1 2 (12.50%) Openswan
2 1 (6.25%) NFS
2 1 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
2 1 (6.25%) pfSense
2 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) QRadar
2 2 (12.50%) MIMEsweeper
3 1 (6.25%) Data Guard
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (6.25%) NSN NetAct
3 1 (6.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Cisco
1 7 (43.75%) Juniper
2 5 (31.25%) CheckPoint
3 4 (25.00%) Blue Coat
4 3 (18.75%) Arista
4 3 (18.75%) BT
4 3 (18.75%) Palo Alto
4 3 (18.75%) SolarWinds
5 2 (12.50%) Alcatel-Lucent
5 2 (12.50%) Extreme Networks
5 2 (12.50%) F5
5 2 (12.50%) McAfee
5 2 (12.50%) Oracle
5 2 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 2 (12.50%) Vyatta
6 1 (6.25%) HP
6 1 (6.25%) IBM
6 1 (6.25%) Microsoft
6 1 (6.25%) SAP
6 1 (6.25%) webMethods