The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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)
England / East Midlands
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 93 91 86
Rank change year-on-year -2 -5  
Contract jobs citing SSL 9 6 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.59% 0.36% 0.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.03% 3.57% 4.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 6 7
Median daily rate £515 £370 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +39.18% +17.46%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +15.62% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 179 168 184
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 11.83% 10.19% 11.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 98 103 80
Median daily rate £300 £305 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.63% -23.75%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £195 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £400 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 22
Median hourly rate £16.00 £13.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.51% -10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.75 £11.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £35.00 £22.83
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in the East Midlands

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in the East Midlands

SSL
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the East Midlands 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
Leicestershire - 8 £515 -
Northamptonshire - 5 - -
Lincolnshire - 4 - -
Nottinghamshire - 4 - -
SSL
England

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 East Midlands region with a requirement for SSL.

1 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
1 8 (72.73%) Python
1 8 (72.73%) E-Commerce
1 8 (72.73%) SOA
1 8 (72.73%) DNS
1 8 (72.73%) HTTP
1 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
1 8 (72.73%) Scrum
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) TDD
1 8 (72.73%) Ubuntu
1 8 (72.73%) JSON
1 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (72.73%) Kanban
1 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
1 8 (72.73%) PaaS
1 8 (72.73%) Node.js
1 8 (72.73%) REST
1 8 (72.73%) IaaS
1 8 (72.73%) Opscode Chef
1 8 (72.73%) Docker
1 8 (72.73%) CoreOS
1 8 (72.73%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Telepresence
2 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Wireless
2 2 (18.18%) Spanning Tree

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East Midlands 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:

Cloud Services
1 8 (72.73%) IaaS
1 8 (72.73%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (72.73%) DNS
1 8 (72.73%) HTTP
1 8 (72.73%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco ASA
2 2 (18.18%) Cisco Nexus
2 2 (18.18%) DMVPN
2 2 (18.18%) EIGRP
2 2 (18.18%) Firewall
2 2 (18.18%) HSRP
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) IPsec
2 2 (18.18%) Junos
2 2 (18.18%) MPLS
2 2 (18.18%) NetScreen
2 2 (18.18%) OSPF
2 2 (18.18%) Spanning Tree
2 2 (18.18%) Telepresence
2 2 (18.18%) VPN
2 2 (18.18%) WAAS
2 2 (18.18%) Wireless
Development Applications
1 8 (72.73%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 2 (18.18%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (45.45%) Platform Engineer
2 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Digital Technical Architect
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (72.73%) .NET
1 8 (72.73%) JSON
1 8 (72.73%) Node.js
1 8 (72.73%) REST
2 1 (9.09%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (72.73%) CoreOS
1 8 (72.73%) Linux
1 8 (72.73%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
1 8 (72.73%) Continuous Delivery
1 8 (72.73%) Continuous Integration
1 8 (72.73%) E-Commerce
1 8 (72.73%) Kanban
1 8 (72.73%) Scrum
1 8 (72.73%) SOA
1 8 (72.73%) TDD
2 2 (18.18%) ITIL
2 2 (18.18%) Service Delivery
2 2 (18.18%) Software Engineering
3 1 (9.09%) Network Design
3 1 (9.09%) Project Management
3 1 (9.09%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 8 (72.73%) JavaScript
1 8 (72.73%) Python
Qualifications
1 2 (18.18%) CCDP
1 2 (18.18%) CCIE
1 2 (18.18%) CCNP
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (18.18%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (9.09%) Avaya Certification
System Software
1 8 (72.73%) Docker
Systems Management
1 8 (72.73%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (9.09%) FortiGate
2 1 (9.09%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Avaya
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
1 2 (18.18%) F5
1 2 (18.18%) Juniper
2 1 (9.09%) Blue Coat
2 1 (9.09%) CheckPoint
2 1 (9.09%) Forcepoint
2 1 (9.09%) Intel Security
2 1 (9.09%) Palo Alto
2 1 (9.09%) Radware
2 1 (9.09%) Remedy
2 1 (9.09%) Symantec