The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 26 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)
North West / Cheshire
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 72 72
Rank change year-on-year +24 0  
Contract jobs citing SSL 9 10 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.41% 1.09% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.00% 6.25% 2.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Median daily rate - £330 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.71%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £345
% change year-on-year +26.00% +12.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Cheshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 100 160 121
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 15.67% 17.45% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 111 64
Median daily rate £361 £384 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.92% -12.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £275 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 3 20
Median hourly rate £65.00 £21.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +209.52% +24.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £21.00 £14.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cheshire 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 Cheshire

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in Cheshire

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in Cheshire

SSL
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 26 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
Knutsford +5 3 - -
SSL
North West

For the 6 months to 26 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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SSL.

1 12 (75.00%) Unix
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 10 (62.50%) PKI
3 9 (56.25%) Linux Command Line
3 9 (56.25%) Statistics
3 9 (56.25%) SSH
4 7 (43.75%) Shell Script
5 6 (37.50%) Linux
5 6 (37.50%) HTTP
5 6 (37.50%) IBM
6 5 (31.25%) AIX
6 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
7 4 (25.00%) FTP
7 4 (25.00%) X-Windows
7 4 (25.00%) JCL
7 4 (25.00%) tcpdump
7 4 (25.00%) PuTTY
8 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (18.75%) Clustering
9 2 (12.50%) Jython
9 2 (12.50%) Middleware
9 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
9 2 (12.50%) Apache
9 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
9 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
10 1 (6.25%) BladeLogic
10 1 (6.25%) Wiki
10 1 (6.25%) SCCM
10 1 (6.25%) Network Security
10 1 (6.25%) PowerShell

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cheshire 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 2 (12.50%) Apache
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere
1 2 (12.50%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (6.25%) JBoss
2 1 (6.25%) Skype for Business
2 1 (6.25%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) SSH
2 6 (37.50%) HTTP
3 4 (25.00%) FTP
3 4 (25.00%) PuTTY
3 4 (25.00%) tcpdump
4 1 (6.25%) DMZ
4 1 (6.25%) Firewall
4 1 (6.25%) HTTPS
4 1 (6.25%) LDAP
4 1 (6.25%) Network Security
4 1 (6.25%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (6.25%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (6.25%) GitLab
1 1 (6.25%) Jenkins
1 1 (6.25%) MSI
General
1 1 (6.25%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (37.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Automation Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Desktop Support
3 1 (6.25%) Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Security Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Server Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Unix Security Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (25.00%) X-Windows
2 2 (12.50%) Middleware
3 1 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 10 (62.50%) PKI
2 9 (56.25%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (31.25%) Mainframe
4 3 (18.75%) Clustering
5 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
5 1 (6.25%) Smartphone
5 1 (6.25%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 12 (75.00%) Unix
1 12 (75.00%) Windows
2 6 (37.50%) Linux
3 5 (31.25%) AIX
4 1 (6.25%) Android
4 1 (6.25%) Apple iOS
4 1 (6.25%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Statistics
2 1 (6.25%) Agile Software Development
2 1 (6.25%) Mobile Device Management
2 1 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
2 1 (6.25%) Open Source
2 1 (6.25%) Security Operations
2 1 (6.25%) SOA
2 1 (6.25%) Task Automation
2 1 (6.25%) TDD
2 1 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
Programming Languages
1 7 (43.75%) Shell Script
2 4 (25.00%) JCL
3 2 (12.50%) Jython
4 1 (6.25%) Bash Shell
4 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
4 1 (6.25%) Python
System Software
1 1 (6.25%) Active Directory
1 1 (6.25%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.25%) BladeLogic
2 1 (6.25%) CA Wily
2 1 (6.25%) Puppet
2 1 (6.25%) SCCM
2 1 (6.25%) yum
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) IBM
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (6.25%) AppSense
3 1 (6.25%) CA
3 1 (6.25%) McAfee