The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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 24 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 115 122
Rank change year-on-year +26 +7  
Contract jobs citing SSL 44 14 21
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.91% 0.55% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.38% 3.66% 3.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 11 10
Median daily rate £500 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £378 £270 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £615 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +26.00% +10.71%  
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 the East of England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 469 383 611
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 20.39% 15.11% 19.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 222 320
Median daily rate £375 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +15.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 30 63
Median hourly rate £17.50 £40.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -56.25% +70.21%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.87 £17.20 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

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

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in the East of England

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in the East of England over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in the East of England

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in the East of England

SSL
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 24 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
Essex +22 35 £500 -
Hertfordshire +1 6 £413 +10.00% 3
Cambridgeshire -1 2 - -
Suffolk +15 1 - - 1
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 24 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 East of England region with a requirement for SSL.

1 89 (90.82%) Linux
2 85 (86.73%) TCP/IP
3 67 (68.37%) HTTP
4 64 (65.31%) DevOps
5 63 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
6 58 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
7 55 (56.12%) TDD
8 54 (55.10%) Scrum
9 53 (54.08%) Configuration Management
9 53 (54.08%) Kanban
10 51 (52.04%) Puppet
10 51 (52.04%) SOA
11 50 (51.02%) Apache
11 50 (51.02%) Software Engineering
12 48 (48.98%) Perl
13 46 (46.94%) Test Automation
14 45 (45.92%) Jenkins
14 45 (45.92%) Python
14 45 (45.92%) Middleware
15 44 (44.90%) Git (software)
16 43 (43.88%) Opscode Chef
17 42 (42.86%) Open Source
18 40 (40.82%) Mentoring
19 39 (39.80%) Docker
19 39 (39.80%) Java
20 38 (38.78%) Relational Database
21 37 (37.76%) Coaching
21 37 (37.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
22 33 (33.67%) WSO2
22 33 (33.67%) Subversion

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 50 (51.02%) Apache
2 31 (31.63%) JBoss
2 31 (31.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 23 (23.47%) Tomcat
4 6 (6.12%) IIS
4 6 (6.12%) WebLogic
4 6 (6.12%) WebSphere
5 4 (4.08%) Jetty
5 4 (4.08%) Mongrel
5 4 (4.08%) nginx
6 3 (3.06%) Mule
6 3 (3.06%) Oracle Service Bus
7 1 (1.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
Business Applications
1 7 (7.14%) Payment Gateway
2 2 (2.04%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.27%) IaaS
1 13 (13.27%) PaaS
2 12 (12.24%) Amazon AWS
3 10 (10.20%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (4.08%) Google App Engine
4 4 (4.08%) Google Cloud Platform
5 3 (3.06%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (3.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 85 (86.73%) TCP/IP
2 67 (68.37%) HTTP
3 22 (22.45%) Firewall
4 14 (14.29%) DNS
5 4 (4.08%) DHCP
6 3 (3.06%) FTP
6 3 (3.06%) Internet
6 3 (3.06%) IPsec
7 2 (2.04%) BGP
7 2 (2.04%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.04%) Cisco IOS
7 2 (2.04%) Cisco Nexus
7 2 (2.04%) EIGRP
7 2 (2.04%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.04%) FirePass
7 2 (2.04%) HSRP
7 2 (2.04%) IP Telephony
7 2 (2.04%) LDAP
7 2 (2.04%) MGCP
7 2 (2.04%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 38 (38.78%) Relational Database
2 21 (21.43%) PostgreSQL
3 13 (13.27%) MySQL
4 3 (3.06%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database 11g
4 3 (3.06%) Oracle Database 12c
4 3 (3.06%) RDBMS
4 3 (3.06%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.02%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 45 (45.92%) Jenkins
2 44 (44.90%) Git (software)
3 33 (33.67%) Subversion
4 13 (13.27%) Maven
5 5 (5.10%) SoapUI
6 3 (3.06%) Travis CI
7 2 (2.04%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.04%) JUnit
7 2 (2.04%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.02%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (16.33%) Finance
2 2 (2.04%) Advertising
2 2 (2.04%) Banking
2 2 (2.04%) Electronics
2 2 (2.04%) Manufacturing
2 2 (2.04%) Marketing
2 2 (2.04%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.02%) Retail
3 1 (1.02%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 38 (38.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (13.27%) Architect
3 12 (12.24%) Software Engineer
4 11 (11.22%) Developer
4 11 (11.22%) Operations Engineer
5 8 (8.16%) Lead DevOps
6 7 (7.14%) Platform Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Lead DevOps Engineer
7 5 (5.10%) Technical Architect
8 4 (4.08%) E-Commerce Engineer
8 4 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
8 4 (4.08%) SOA Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Infrastructure Analyst
9 3 (3.06%) Java Developer
9 3 (3.06%) Systems Engineer
10 2 (2.04%) Consultant
10 2 (2.04%) Lead Architect
10 2 (2.04%) Linux Engineer
10 2 (2.04%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (45.92%) Middleware
2 30 (30.61%) J2EE
3 19 (19.39%) LAPP Stack
4 16 (16.33%) .NET
4 16 (16.33%) JSON
5 15 (15.31%) REST
6 11 (11.22%) LAMP
7 10 (10.20%) Node.js
8 9 (9.18%) SOAP
8 9 (9.18%) XML
9 8 (8.16%) WSDL
10 6 (6.12%) Web Services
10 6 (6.12%) XSLT
11 5 (5.10%) HTML
11 5 (5.10%) JSON Schema
11 5 (5.10%) Spring
11 5 (5.10%) XSD
12 3 (3.06%) Elastic Stack
12 3 (3.06%) OAuth
12 3 (3.06%) Oracle Fusion
Miscellaneous
1 19 (19.39%) Clustering
2 13 (13.27%) Computer Science
3 4 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.06%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.04%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.04%) RIA
6 1 (1.02%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (1.02%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.02%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.02%) Smart City
6 1 (1.02%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 89 (90.82%) Linux
2 37 (37.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 18 (18.37%) Unix
4 11 (11.22%) Mac OS X
4 11 (11.22%) Ubuntu
4 11 (11.22%) Windows
5 10 (10.20%) CoreOS
6 3 (3.06%) AIX
6 3 (3.06%) HPUX
6 3 (3.06%) Solaris
7 2 (2.04%) CentOS
7 2 (2.04%) Fedora
8 1 (1.02%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 64 (65.31%) DevOps
2 63 (64.29%) Continuous Integration
3 58 (59.18%) Agile Software Development
4 55 (56.12%) TDD
5 54 (55.10%) Scrum
6 53 (54.08%) Configuration Management
6 53 (54.08%) Kanban
7 51 (52.04%) SOA
8 50 (51.02%) Software Engineering
9 46 (46.94%) Test Automation
10 42 (42.86%) Open Source
11 40 (40.82%) Mentoring
12 37 (37.76%) Coaching
13 31 (31.63%) API Design
13 31 (31.63%) Continuous Delivery
13 31 (31.63%) Microservices
14 30 (30.61%) User Stories
15 16 (16.33%) Continuous Deployment
16 14 (14.29%) High Availability
17 10 (10.20%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 48 (48.98%) Perl
2 45 (45.92%) Python
3 39 (39.80%) Java
4 25 (25.51%) C
5 22 (22.45%) Bash Shell
6 20 (20.41%) Ruby
6 20 (20.41%) SQL
7 14 (14.29%) JavaScript
8 8 (8.16%) C#
9 6 (6.12%) VB
10 4 (4.08%) Shell Script
11 3 (3.06%) Groovy
11 3 (3.06%) PL/SQL
11 3 (3.06%) PowerShell
11 3 (3.06%) XPath
12 2 (2.04%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.02%) C++
13 1 (1.02%) PHP
13 1 (1.02%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.02%) VB6
Qualifications
1 12 (12.24%) RHCE
2 5 (5.10%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.08%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.04%) CCDP
4 2 (2.04%) CCNP
4 2 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.04%) Degree
5 1 (1.02%) MCP
5 1 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
5 1 (1.02%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.02%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 39 (39.80%) Docker
2 10 (10.20%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (4.08%) Xen
4 1 (1.02%) Virtual Desktop
4 1 (1.02%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 51 (52.04%) Puppet
2 43 (43.88%) Opscode Chef
3 21 (21.43%) Ansible
4 12 (12.24%) Salt
5 2 (2.04%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (1.02%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
6 1 (1.02%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 33 (33.67%) WSO2
2 31 (31.63%) Oracle
3 10 (10.20%) VMware
4 5 (5.10%) Microsoft
5 4 (4.08%) Google
6 3 (3.06%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.06%) webMethods
7 2 (2.04%) Cisco
7 2 (2.04%) F5
7 2 (2.04%) Palo Alto
7 2 (2.04%) SAP
7 2 (2.04%) Zeacom
8 1 (1.02%) EMC
8 1 (1.02%) FireEye
8 1 (1.02%) HP
8 1 (1.02%) IBM
8 1 (1.02%) Intel
8 1 (1.02%) McAfee
8 1 (1.02%) Symantec