Period
to 24 November 2017

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 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 77 100
Rank change year-on-year -8 +23 -9
Contract jobs citing SSL 6 22 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 0.45% 1.52% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.26% 9.52% 4.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 7
Cheshire median daily rate £425 £431 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.45% +1.47% +46.55%
10th Percentile £413 £361 £285
90th Percentile £438 £483 £481
North West median daily rate £325 £400 £350
% change year-on-year -18.75% +14.29% -26.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - £14.75 -

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 Cheshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 184 231 300
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 13.82% 15.95% 14.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 145 201
Cheshire median daily rate £375 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -11.76% - +17.24%
10th Percentile £225 £242 £231
90th Percentile £525 £675 £575
North West median daily rate £388 £409 £375
% change year-on-year -5.20% +9.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 9 35
Cheshire median hourly rate £13.00 £18.00 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.78% +3.87% -8.79%
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.25 £12.41
90th Percentile £20.93 £52.75 £21.75
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
% change year-on-year - -5.44% -12.10%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

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

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 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
Warrington +14 3 - - 1
Knutsford - 1 - -
SSL
North West

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 Cheshire region with a requirement for SSL.

1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
1 3 (50.00%) Symantec
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
1 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) ProxySG
2 2 (33.33%) ISPF
2 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
2 2 (33.33%) JCL
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Linux

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:

Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Architect
2 2 (33.33%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Technician
3 1 (16.67%) Project Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) Middleware
2 2 (33.33%) ISPF
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Unix
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) AIX
2 2 (33.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Change Management
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) JCL
1 2 (33.33%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL Certification
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) ProxySG
1 2 (33.33%) Time Sharing Option
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Blue Coat
1 3 (50.00%) IBM
1 3 (50.00%) Symantec