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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 47 67 72
Rank change year-on-year +20 +5  
Contract jobs citing SSL 9 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 1.67% 1.59% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.68% 8.12% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 1
Median daily rate £413 £444 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.98% +8.89%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +15.62% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £42.75 £17.11
% change year-on-year -60.23% +149.85%  

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 71 197 145
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 13.17% 19.60% 17.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 128 72
Median daily rate £338 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.58% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £250 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 19
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 £16.67
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% +49.97%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.30 £15.47 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.60 £35.00 £37.56
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 29 March 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 +13 3 - -
Warrington +24 1 - -
Chester +6 1 - -
SSL
North West

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Unix
3 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
3 7 (38.89%) Linux Command Line
4 5 (27.78%) SSH
4 5 (27.78%) PKI
4 5 (27.78%) Kerberos
4 5 (27.78%) Apache
4 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
5 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
5 4 (22.22%) Change Management
5 4 (22.22%) Firewall
5 4 (22.22%) Middleware
5 4 (22.22%) ITIL
5 4 (22.22%) Python
5 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
5 4 (22.22%) Statistics
5 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
5 4 (22.22%) Android
5 4 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
6 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (16.67%) nginx
6 3 (16.67%) Oracle 10gAS
6 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
6 3 (16.67%) LDAP
6 3 (16.67%) VPN
6 3 (16.67%) HTTP
6 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
6 3 (16.67%) IIS

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 5 (27.78%) Apache
2 3 (16.67%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) JBoss
2 3 (16.67%) nginx
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle 10gAS
2 3 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 3 (16.67%) WebLogic
3 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 2 (11.11%) WebSphere
3 2 (11.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (5.56%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (27.78%) Kerberos
1 5 (27.78%) SSH
2 4 (22.22%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) HTTP
3 3 (16.67%) IPsec
3 3 (16.67%) LDAP
3 3 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (11.11%) Network Security
5 1 (5.56%) DHCP
5 1 (5.56%) DMZ
5 1 (5.56%) DNS
5 1 (5.56%) FTP
5 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
5 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (5.56%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) PuTTY
5 1 (5.56%) tcpdump
5 1 (5.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (5.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 1 (5.56%) GitLab
1 1 (5.56%) Jenkins
1 1 (5.56%) MSI
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.56%) Banking
2 1 (5.56%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Middleware Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Administrator
3 2 (11.11%) Delivery Manager
3 2 (11.11%) Security Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Senior Middleware Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) 2nd Line Support
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Firewall Support
4 1 (5.56%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support
4 1 (5.56%) Network Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Support Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (22.22%) Middleware
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Fusion
3 2 (11.11%) SAML
4 1 (5.56%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (5.56%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 7 (38.89%) Linux Command Line
2 5 (27.78%) PKI
3 3 (16.67%) Clustering
4 2 (11.11%) Blackberry
4 2 (11.11%) Mainframe
4 2 (11.11%) Smartphone
5 1 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (5.56%) Client/Server
5 1 (5.56%) Mobile App
5 1 (5.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Windows
2 10 (55.56%) Unix
3 4 (22.22%) Android
4 3 (16.67%) Linux
5 2 (11.11%) AIX
5 2 (11.11%) Apple iOS
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Phone
6 1 (5.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) Change Management
1 4 (22.22%) Incident Management
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) Mobile Device Management
1 4 (22.22%) Statistics
2 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (16.67%) Identity Management
2 3 (16.67%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (11.11%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 2 (11.11%) Project Management
3 2 (11.11%) Supplier Management
3 2 (11.11%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 2 (11.11%) Waterfall
4 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
4 1 (5.56%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (5.56%) ITIL V3
4 1 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
4 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2
4 1 (5.56%) Security Operations
4 1 (5.56%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) PowerShell
1 4 (22.22%) Python
1 4 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) Perl
3 2 (11.11%) Jython
4 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
4 1 (5.56%) JCL
Qualifications
1 1 (5.56%) PRINCE2 Certification
1 1 (5.56%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.56%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 7 (38.89%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 2 (11.11%) AirWatch
1 2 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
1 2 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
1 2 (11.11%) SCCM
2 1 (5.56%) Puppet
2 1 (5.56%) yum
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Apple
3 2 (11.11%) AppSense
3 2 (11.11%) IBM
3 2 (11.11%) Intel Security
4 1 (5.56%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.56%) F5
4 1 (5.56%) Fortinet
4 1 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto