Period
to 25 February 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 25 February 2020 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)
UK > England
6 months to
25 Feb 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 426 341 375
Rank change year-on-year -85 +34 -78
Contract jobs citing SSL 286 666 620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.46% 0.74% 0.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.50% 5.78% 5.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 411 432
England median daily rate £523 £500 £516
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.50% -3.15% +18.00%
10th Percentile £363 £331 £313
90th Percentile £719 £638 £660
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £513
% change year-on-year +2.50% -2.44% +19.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
England median hourly rate £22.50 £25.67 £33.56
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.35% -23.50% +127.49%
10th Percentile £19.29 £17.25 £31.63
90th Percentile £36.75 £41.10 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £25.67 £33.56
% change year-on-year -12.35% -23.50% +127.49%

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 England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 8,183 11,527 12,154
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.25% 12.80% 13.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,956 7,026 7,582
England median daily rate £415 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.35% +3.03% +0.61%
10th Percentile £184 £200 £192
90th Percentile £600 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £405
% change year-on-year -2.94% +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 454 508 625
England median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.28 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £21.25 £18.70 £19.58
% change year-on-year +13.64% -4.49% -8.93%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SSL in England

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in England

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in England

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in England

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in England over the 6 months to 25 February 2020.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SSL in England

SSL
Contract Job Locations in 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 England region over the 6 months to 25 February 2020. 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
London -31 134 £563 +2.27% 23
North of England +17 54 £568 +10.84% 21
South East +10 43 £403 -5.18% 28
South West +10 24 £400 +3.23% 3
Midlands +23 22 £445 +11.18% 10
North East +38 20 £490 -10.91% 6
West Midlands +40 18 £450 - 8
North West +14 18 £650 +26.34% 8
Yorkshire -1 17 £525 +5.00% 7
East of England -12 6 £580 +65.71% 8
East Midlands +29 4 £400 - 2
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 25 February 2020, IT contractor jobs citing SSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for SSL.

1 117 (40.91%) TCP/IP
2 114 (39.86%) HTTP
3 109 (38.11%) DNS
4 104 (36.36%) Linux
5 99 (34.62%) Firewall
6 94 (32.87%) AWS
7 93 (32.52%) Java
8 91 (31.82%) Jenkins
9 87 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
10 84 (29.37%) DevOps
11 80 (27.97%) Git (software)
12 71 (24.83%) Continuous Integration
13 66 (23.08%) JavaScript
14 65 (22.73%) Open Source
15 63 (22.03%) Microsoft
16 62 (21.68%) VPN
16 62 (21.68%) IPsec
17 59 (20.63%) Cisco
18 57 (19.93%) XML
18 57 (19.93%) Azure
18 57 (19.93%) REST
19 56 (19.58%) Windows
20 54 (18.88%) SQL
20 54 (18.88%) Docker
21 53 (18.53%) Microservices
22 49 (17.13%) Active Directory
22 49 (17.13%) Google
23 47 (16.43%) Terraform
24 44 (15.38%) Configuration Management
25 43 (15.03%) Migration

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 41 (14.34%) Apache
2 38 (13.29%) Tomcat
3 36 (12.59%) IIS
4 26 (9.09%) nginx
4 26 (9.09%) WebSphere
5 24 (8.39%) Elasticsearch
6 20 (6.99%) Apache Spark
7 18 (6.29%) JBoss
7 18 (6.29%) Jetty
7 18 (6.29%) Mongrel
8 14 (4.90%) SharePoint
9 13 (4.55%) WebLogic
10 10 (3.50%) Confluence
11 8 (2.80%) SharePoint 2010
11 8 (2.80%) SharePoint 2013
12 3 (1.05%) Apache Solr
12 3 (1.05%) CMS
12 3 (1.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 3 (1.05%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.70%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 2 (0.70%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.35%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.35%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.70%) RMDS
2 1 (0.35%) assyst
2 1 (0.35%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.35%) Magento
2 1 (0.35%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 94 (32.87%) AWS
2 57 (19.93%) Azure
3 34 (11.89%) GitHub
4 24 (8.39%) Google Analytics
5 23 (8.04%) Amazon EC2
5 23 (8.04%) GCP
6 19 (6.64%) Google App Engine
7 15 (5.24%) PaaS
8 11 (3.85%) Office 365
9 10 (3.50%) Amazon EKS
9 10 (3.50%) Route 53
10 9 (3.15%) Amazon SQS
11 6 (2.10%) SaaS
11 6 (2.10%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 5 (1.75%) Amazon S3
12 5 (1.75%) IaaS
12 5 (1.75%) Serverless
13 4 (1.40%) AWS Lambda
14 3 (1.05%) Apigee
14 3 (1.05%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 117 (40.91%) TCP/IP
2 114 (39.86%) HTTP
3 109 (38.11%) DNS
4 99 (34.62%) Firewall
5 62 (21.68%) IPsec
5 62 (21.68%) VPN
6 41 (14.34%) DHCP
7 36 (12.59%) Kerberos
8 34 (11.89%) FTP
9 32 (11.19%) Network Security
10 28 (9.79%) Internet
11 26 (9.09%) BGP
12 21 (7.34%) HTTPS
13 19 (6.64%) OSPF
13 19 (6.64%) VLAN
14 18 (6.29%) MPLS
14 18 (6.29%) WAN
15 15 (5.24%) LAN
16 12 (4.20%) Cisco ASA
17 11 (3.85%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (8.04%) MongoDB
2 21 (7.34%) SQL Server
3 20 (6.99%) Apache Hive
4 19 (6.64%) PostgreSQL
5 17 (5.94%) Big Data
6 15 (5.24%) Impala
7 14 (4.90%) Pentaho
8 11 (3.85%) NoSQL
8 11 (3.85%) Relational Database
9 10 (3.50%) MySQL
9 10 (3.50%) Redis
10 7 (2.45%) Hadoop
11 5 (1.75%) Azure SQL Database
11 5 (1.75%) HBase
11 5 (1.75%) Infinispan
11 5 (1.75%) RDBMS
12 3 (1.05%) Amazon RDS
12 3 (1.05%) Cosmos DB
12 3 (1.05%) MariaDB
12 3 (1.05%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 91 (31.82%) Jenkins
2 80 (27.97%) Git (software)
3 34 (11.89%) Gatling
4 33 (11.54%) JUnit
5 30 (10.49%) Selenium
6 25 (8.74%) Cucumber
7 18 (6.29%) Travis CI
8 15 (5.24%) Artifactory
8 15 (5.24%) JIRA
9 13 (4.55%) GitLab
10 12 (4.20%) Gradle
11 10 (3.50%) Ant
11 10 (3.50%) Eclipse
11 10 (3.50%) Geb
11 10 (3.50%) Spock
12 8 (2.80%) Bitbucket
13 7 (2.45%) gulp
13 7 (2.45%) Subversion
14 6 (2.10%) Maven
15 5 (1.75%) NUnit
General
1 27 (9.44%) Public Sector
2 21 (7.34%) Finance
3 9 (3.15%) Banking
3 9 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 4 (1.40%) Marketing
5 3 (1.05%) Games
5 3 (1.05%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (0.70%) Back Office
6 2 (0.70%) German Language
6 2 (0.70%) Mandarin Language
6 2 (0.70%) Retail
7 1 (0.35%) French Language
7 1 (0.35%) Front Office
7 1 (0.35%) Legal
7 1 (0.35%) Local Government
7 1 (0.35%) Military
Job Titles
1 60 (20.98%) Developer
2 36 (12.59%) Network Engineer
3 33 (11.54%) DevOps Engineer
4 25 (8.74%) Security Engineer
5 23 (8.04%) Architect
6 21 (7.34%) Java Developer
7 20 (6.99%) Platform Engineer
8 19 (6.64%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 17 (5.94%) Cloud Engineer
10 16 (5.59%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 14 (4.90%) Administrator
11 14 (4.90%) Consultant
12 12 (4.20%) Infrastructure Architect
13 11 (3.85%) Big Data Engineer
13 11 (3.85%) Data Engineer
14 9 (3.15%) Agile Developer
14 9 (3.15%) Agile Java Developer
14 9 (3.15%) DevSecOps Engineer
15 8 (2.80%) Site Engineer
15 8 (2.80%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (19.93%) REST
1 57 (19.93%) XML
2 40 (13.99%) HTML
2 40 (13.99%) JSON
3 36 (12.59%) .NET
3 36 (12.59%) CSS
4 35 (12.24%) SOAP
5 32 (11.19%) Node.js
5 32 (11.19%) SAML
6 30 (10.49%) HTML5
6 30 (10.49%) J2EE
7 26 (9.09%) Play Framework
8 25 (8.74%) OAuth
9 24 (8.39%) Gherkin
9 24 (8.39%) LDAP
9 24 (8.39%) Spring
10 23 (8.04%) AngularJS
10 23 (8.04%) Servlets
11 20 (6.99%) CSS3
11 20 (6.99%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 41 (14.34%) PKI
2 37 (12.94%) Data Centre
3 16 (5.59%) Analytical Skills
4 13 (4.55%) Clustering
5 12 (4.20%) Fat Client
5 12 (4.20%) Thin Client
6 8 (2.80%) Public Cloud
7 6 (2.10%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (1.40%) Algorithms
8 4 (1.40%) DataPower
8 4 (1.40%) Security Operations Centre
8 4 (1.40%) Self-Motivation
9 3 (1.05%) Driving Licence
9 3 (1.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 3 (1.05%) Management Information System
9 3 (1.05%) Mobile App
9 3 (1.05%) RSA SecurID
10 2 (0.70%) CESG
10 2 (0.70%) Client/Server
10 2 (0.70%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 104 (36.36%) Linux
2 56 (19.58%) Windows
3 22 (7.69%) Windows Server
4 21 (7.34%) Unix
5 9 (3.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (2.45%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (2.45%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.10%) Windows 10
8 5 (1.75%) Windows 7
9 4 (1.40%) Ubuntu
9 4 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
10 3 (1.05%) Windows XP
11 2 (0.70%) AIX
11 2 (0.70%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (0.70%) Android
11 2 (0.70%) CentOS
11 2 (0.70%) Debian
11 2 (0.70%) Mac OS
11 2 (0.70%) Mac OS X
11 2 (0.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 87 (30.42%) Agile Software Development
2 84 (29.37%) DevOps
3 71 (24.83%) Continuous Integration
4 65 (22.73%) Open Source
5 53 (18.53%) Microservices
6 44 (15.38%) Configuration Management
7 43 (15.03%) Migration
8 35 (12.24%) Test Automation
9 30 (10.49%) Problem-Solving
10 29 (10.14%) Analytics
11 28 (9.79%) Lean Software Development
12 26 (9.09%) Load Balancing
12 26 (9.09%) Mentoring
13 24 (8.39%) DevSecOps
14 23 (8.04%) Continuous Improvement
14 23 (8.04%) ITIL
14 23 (8.04%) Web Development
15 21 (7.34%) High Availability
16 20 (6.99%) BEM - Block Element Modifier
16 20 (6.99%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 93 (32.52%) Java
2 66 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 54 (18.88%) SQL
4 40 (13.99%) Python
5 27 (9.44%) Bash Shell
6 26 (9.09%) C#
6 26 (9.09%) Scala
7 24 (8.39%) Ruby
8 16 (5.59%) PowerShell
9 15 (5.24%) Shell Script
10 14 (4.90%) TypeScript
11 13 (4.55%) Go
11 13 (4.55%) Java 8
12 10 (3.50%) Perl
13 8 (2.80%) Haskell
14 6 (2.10%) VB.NET
15 5 (1.75%) PL/SQL
16 4 (1.40%) Groovy
16 4 (1.40%) PHP
16 4 (1.40%) VB
Qualifications
1 39 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 35 (12.24%) SC Cleared
3 27 (9.44%) Cisco Certification
4 20 (6.99%) CCNP
5 11 (3.85%) Degree
6 9 (3.15%) CCNA
7 7 (2.45%) BPSS Clearance
8 6 (2.10%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.40%) CISSP
9 4 (1.40%) Computer Science Degree
10 3 (1.05%) AWS Certification
10 3 (1.05%) BC Cleared
10 3 (1.05%) CCIP
10 3 (1.05%) CCSA
10 3 (1.05%) CCSE
10 3 (1.05%) DBS Check
10 3 (1.05%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.70%) CISA
11 2 (0.70%) ISEB
11 2 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (6.99%) WCAG
2 17 (5.94%) SLA
3 9 (3.15%) SSAE 16
4 7 (2.45%) QA
5 6 (2.10%) PCI DSS
6 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 20000
6 3 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (1.05%) NIST
7 2 (0.70%) COBIT
7 2 (0.70%) HL7
8 1 (0.35%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.35%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.35%) PSD2
8 1 (0.35%) SEPA
System Software
1 54 (18.88%) Docker
2 49 (17.13%) Active Directory
3 32 (11.19%) VMware Infrastructure
4 18 (6.29%) Xen
5 14 (4.90%) DFS Replication
6 13 (4.55%) XenApp
6 13 (4.55%) XenDesktop
7 8 (2.80%) Hyper-V
8 7 (2.45%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 7 (2.45%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (2.45%) vSphere
9 6 (2.10%) HDFS
10 3 (1.05%) NFS
10 3 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
11 2 (0.70%) Firmware
11 2 (0.70%) OpenAM
11 2 (0.70%) OpenDJ
11 2 (0.70%) OpenIDM
11 2 (0.70%) Oracle RAC
12 1 (0.35%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 47 (16.43%) Terraform
2 40 (13.99%) Puppet
3 35 (12.24%) Ansible
4 34 (11.89%) Kubernetes
5 27 (9.44%) Kibana
6 24 (8.39%) Grafana
7 23 (8.04%) Opscode Chef
7 23 (8.04%) Single Sign-On
8 18 (6.29%) Hadoop YARN
9 15 (5.24%) SCCM
10 11 (3.85%) Docker Swarm
11 7 (2.45%) Prometheus
12 6 (2.10%) FortiGate
13 4 (1.40%) Ambari
13 4 (1.40%) Opsview
14 3 (1.05%) logstash
14 3 (1.05%) Oozie
14 3 (1.05%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 3 (1.05%) Salt
15 2 (0.70%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 63 (22.03%) Microsoft
2 59 (20.63%) Cisco
3 49 (17.13%) Google
4 35 (12.24%) VMware
5 23 (8.04%) F5
6 21 (7.34%) Oracle
7 19 (6.64%) Palo Alto
8 18 (6.29%) Cloudera
9 15 (5.24%) Citrix
10 12 (4.20%) Juniper
11 10 (3.50%) CheckPoint
11 10 (3.50%) Fortinet
11 10 (3.50%) Lets Encrypt
12 8 (2.80%) Meraki
13 7 (2.45%) Aruba
13 7 (2.45%) Dell
13 7 (2.45%) HP
13 7 (2.45%) Red Hat
14 5 (1.75%) IBM
14 5 (1.75%) Salesforce.com