Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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)
England > East of England
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 153 157
Rank change year-on-year +22 +4 +41
Contract jobs citing SSL 79 44 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 1.53% 0.90% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.37% 5.09% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 24 25
East of England median daily rate £520 £449 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.88% -0.28% +5.88%
10th Percentile £338 £336 £286
90th Percentile £609 £568 £550
England median daily rate £500 £438 £433
% change year-on-year +14.29% +1.16% +7.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 1
East of England median hourly rate - £34.81 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +2.37% +36.00%
England median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -9.72% -7.69% +40.54%

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 the East of England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
East of England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 944 864 935
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 18.29% 17.73% 16.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 476 457
East of England median daily rate £368 £360 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.08% -4.00% +7.14%
10th Percentile £152 £200 £212
90th Percentile £559 £530 £525
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 125 72 122
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.57% +16.67% +22.45%
10th Percentile £12.60 £12.75 £10.68
90th Percentile £47.40 £43.74 £52.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.59 £20.55
% change year-on-year -20.73% +14.79% +2.75%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the East of England

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the East of England.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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
Essex +10 46 £525 +9.27% 1
Hertfordshire +3 19 £452 +8.26% 3
Bedfordshire - 7 £389 -
Norfolk -6 3 £500 +24.61%
Cambridgeshire -20 3 £500 +42.86%
Suffolk - 1 - -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 East of England region with a requirement for SSL.

1 49 (62.03%) HTTP
2 47 (59.49%) TCP/IP
3 45 (56.96%) Linux
4 42 (53.16%) Scrum
5 41 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
6 39 (49.37%) TDD
7 38 (48.10%) Kanban
8 36 (45.57%) Continuous Integration
9 35 (44.30%) Middleware
9 35 (44.30%) Relational Database
10 34 (43.04%) Test Automation
11 33 (41.77%) DevOps
12 30 (37.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
13 29 (36.71%) SOA
13 29 (36.71%) Mentoring
14 26 (32.91%) API Design
14 26 (32.91%) User Stories
14 26 (32.91%) Java
14 26 (32.91%) Git (software)
14 26 (32.91%) Software Engineering
15 25 (31.65%) Subversion
15 25 (31.65%) Open Source
15 25 (31.65%) Coaching
16 24 (30.38%) Jenkins
16 24 (30.38%) Configuration Management
17 22 (27.85%) Puppet
18 21 (26.58%) WSO2
18 21 (26.58%) Opscode Chef
18 21 (26.58%) Microservices
18 21 (26.58%) Unix

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 21 (26.58%) JBoss
2 18 (22.78%) Apache
3 16 (20.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (7.59%) WebSphere
5 5 (6.33%) Exchange Server 2013
5 5 (6.33%) MS Exchange
5 5 (6.33%) Mule
5 5 (6.33%) Skype for Business
5 5 (6.33%) WebLogic
6 2 (2.53%) IIS
6 2 (2.53%) SharePoint
6 2 (2.53%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.53%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.27%) Apache Solr
7 1 (1.27%) CMS
7 1 (1.27%) Commerce Server
7 1 (1.27%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.27%) Jetty
7 1 (1.27%) Mongrel
7 1 (1.27%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (2.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 2 (2.53%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 1 (1.27%) NetSuite
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.72%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (16.46%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (8.86%) SaaS
4 5 (6.33%) IaaS
4 5 (6.33%) PaaS
5 1 (1.27%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (1.27%) Google App Engine
5 1 (1.27%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 49 (62.03%) HTTP
2 47 (59.49%) TCP/IP
3 14 (17.72%) IPsec
4 11 (13.92%) Firewall
5 9 (11.39%) DNS
5 9 (11.39%) VPN
6 8 (10.13%) LDAP
6 8 (10.13%) SAN
7 6 (7.59%) BGP
7 6 (7.59%) DHCP
7 6 (7.59%) HSRP
7 6 (7.59%) OSPF
7 6 (7.59%) VRRP
8 5 (6.33%) Fibre Channel
8 5 (6.33%) iSCSI
8 5 (6.33%) Junos
8 5 (6.33%) NX-OS
8 5 (6.33%) Skype
8 5 (6.33%) SNMP
8 5 (6.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (44.30%) Relational Database
2 9 (11.39%) SQL Server
3 6 (7.59%) SQL Server 2005
4 5 (6.33%) NoSQL
4 5 (6.33%) RDBMS
5 2 (2.53%) DB2
5 2 (2.53%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.27%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 26 (32.91%) Git (software)
2 25 (31.65%) Subversion
3 24 (30.38%) Jenkins
4 6 (7.59%) Maven
5 1 (1.27%) Cucumber
5 1 (1.27%) JMeter
5 1 (1.27%) Selenium
5 1 (1.27%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.27%) Travis CI
5 1 (1.27%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.27%) Zephyr
General
1 7 (8.86%) Finance
2 3 (3.80%) Law
2 3 (3.80%) Legal
2 3 (3.80%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.27%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.27%) Manufacturing
3 1 (1.27%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (32.91%) Architect
2 15 (18.99%) DevOps Engineer
3 10 (12.66%) Analyst
4 9 (11.39%) Technical Architect
5 8 (10.13%) Developer
5 8 (10.13%) Infrastructure Analyst
6 5 (6.33%) Consultant
6 5 (6.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (6.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 4 (5.06%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
7 4 (5.06%) Operations Engineer
7 4 (5.06%) ServiceNow Developer
7 4 (5.06%) Solutions Architect
7 4 (5.06%) Wintel Analyst
8 3 (3.80%) Business Architect
8 3 (3.80%) Cryptography Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Security Engineer
8 3 (3.80%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (44.30%) Middleware
2 19 (24.05%) J2EE
3 11 (13.92%) HTML
3 11 (13.92%) XML
4 10 (12.66%) Web Services
5 8 (10.13%) REST
5 8 (10.13%) Spring
6 7 (8.86%) SOAP
7 6 (7.59%) Java EE
7 6 (7.59%) JSON
8 5 (6.33%) Elastic Stack
8 5 (6.33%) Java SE
8 5 (6.33%) JSON Schema
8 5 (6.33%) OAuth
8 5 (6.33%) Spring Boot
8 5 (6.33%) WSDL
8 5 (6.33%) XSLT
9 4 (5.06%) .NET
9 4 (5.06%) 802.1X
9 4 (5.06%) CSS
Miscellaneous
1 6 (7.59%) Data Centre
1 6 (7.59%) PKI
2 5 (6.33%) Algorithms
3 4 (5.06%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (3.80%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.80%) Management Information System
5 2 (2.53%) CESG
5 2 (2.53%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.27%) CESG CLAS
6 1 (1.27%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.27%) Clustering
6 1 (1.27%) Internet of Things
6 1 (1.27%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.27%) N-Tier
6 1 (1.27%) RIA
6 1 (1.27%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.27%) Smart City
6 1 (1.27%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 45 (56.96%) Linux
2 30 (37.97%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 21 (26.58%) Unix
4 13 (16.46%) Windows
5 12 (15.19%) Mac OS X
6 8 (10.13%) Windows Server
7 5 (6.33%) AIX
7 5 (6.33%) HPUX
7 5 (6.33%) Solaris
7 5 (6.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.27%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (53.16%) Scrum
2 41 (51.90%) Agile Software Development
3 39 (49.37%) TDD
4 38 (48.10%) Kanban
5 36 (45.57%) Continuous Integration
6 34 (43.04%) Test Automation
7 33 (41.77%) DevOps
8 29 (36.71%) Mentoring
8 29 (36.71%) SOA
9 26 (32.91%) API Design
9 26 (32.91%) Software Engineering
9 26 (32.91%) User Stories
10 25 (31.65%) Coaching
10 25 (31.65%) Open Source
11 24 (30.38%) Configuration Management
12 21 (26.58%) Microservices
13 11 (13.92%) Critical Success Factor
14 10 (12.66%) Information Security
15 9 (11.39%) Software Architecture
16 8 (10.13%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 26 (32.91%) Java
2 15 (18.99%) Perl
3 14 (17.72%) SQL
4 9 (11.39%) C
4 9 (11.39%) JavaScript
4 9 (11.39%) Python
5 5 (6.33%) Groovy
5 5 (6.33%) PL/SQL
5 5 (6.33%) XPath
6 4 (5.06%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.80%) Shell Script
8 2 (2.53%) C#
9 1 (1.27%) Jython
9 1 (1.27%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.27%) RPG
9 1 (1.27%) Ruby
9 1 (1.27%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.27%) VB
9 1 (1.27%) VB.NET
9 1 (1.27%) VB6
Qualifications
1 7 (8.86%) CISSP
2 3 (3.80%) Degree
2 3 (3.80%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.53%) CESG Certified Professional
3 2 (2.53%) CISA
3 2 (2.53%) CISM
4 1 (1.27%) CCNP
4 1 (1.27%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.27%) CLAS
4 1 (1.27%) MCP
4 1 (1.27%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.27%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (8.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (6.33%) FIPS 140-2
3 4 (5.06%) SLA
4 2 (2.53%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (2.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (2.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (1.27%) AS 2805
5 1 (1.27%) ISO 8583
5 1 (1.27%) PCI DSS
5 1 (1.27%) QA
System Software
1 17 (21.52%) Docker
2 8 (10.13%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.59%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (6.33%) DFS Replication
4 5 (6.33%) NFS
4 5 (6.33%) vSphere
5 3 (3.80%) Virtual Desktop
5 3 (3.80%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.27%) Xen
Systems Management
1 22 (27.85%) Puppet
2 21 (26.58%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (22.78%) Ansible
4 5 (6.33%) McAfee ePO
4 5 (6.33%) SCCM
4 5 (6.33%) vCenter Server
5 3 (3.80%) Cisco IPCC
5 3 (3.80%) Microsoft Clustering
5 3 (3.80%) Norton AntiVirus
5 3 (3.80%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 3 (3.80%) Tivoli
5 3 (3.80%) WSUS
6 1 (1.27%) HP NNM
6 1 (1.27%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.27%) Terraform
Vendors
1 21 (26.58%) WSO2
2 16 (20.25%) Oracle
3 13 (16.46%) HP
4 12 (15.19%) Microsoft
5 11 (13.92%) VMware
6 8 (10.13%) McAfee
6 8 (10.13%) NetApp
7 6 (7.59%) Cisco
7 6 (7.59%) EMC
7 6 (7.59%) Juniper
7 6 (7.59%) Symantec
8 5 (6.33%) Clearswift
8 5 (6.33%) Gemalto
8 5 (6.33%) Huawei
8 5 (6.33%) IBM
8 5 (6.33%) Thales
8 5 (6.33%) webMethods
9 4 (5.06%) ServiceNow
10 3 (3.80%) F5
10 3 (3.80%) FireEye