Period
to 4 June 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 4 June 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
4 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 358 388 346
Rank change year-on-year +30 -42 -17
Contract jobs citing SSL 232 524 668
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.58% 0.64% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.39% 5.04% 5.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 158 346 449
Median daily rate £525 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £300
90th Percentile £705 £638 £660
UK median daily rate £506 £515 £500
% change year-on-year -1.70% +3.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 8
Median hourly rate - £25.67 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -18.51% +133.33%
UK median hourly rate - £25.67 £31.50
% change year-on-year - -18.51% +133.33%

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 5,290 10,400 12,353
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.17% 12.66% 13.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,081 6,455 7,644
Median daily rate £425 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.86% +2.94% +2.41%
10th Percentile £188 £208 £206
90th Percentile £636 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £430 £425
% change year-on-year -1.16% +1.18% +3.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 271 470 665
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% - +0.50%
10th Percentile £13.50 £12.00 £12.20
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £47.83
Median hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £19.49
% change year-on-year +50.00% +2.64% -5.54%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for SSL in England

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SSL in England.

Daily rate trend for SSL in England

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SSL in England over the 6 months to 4 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SSL in England

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SSL in England.

Hourly rate trend 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 4 June 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 +82 134 £550 - 11
North of England +35 39 £490 -10.91% 7
South East +72 32 £470 +4.44% 7
North West +39 22 £394 -28.41% 7
East of England +49 10 £580 +45.00%
Yorkshire +21 9 £405 -22.86%
Midlands +37 8 £450 -10.00% 2
North East +33 8 £490 -10.91%
South West +47 7 £375 -21.05% 1
West Midlands +30 7 £450 -10.00% 2
East Midlands +36 1 - -
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 4 June 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 90 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (37.07%) AWS
3 84 (36.21%) Java
4 82 (35.34%) HTTP
5 81 (34.91%) DNS
6 79 (34.05%) Firewall
7 70 (30.17%) SQL
8 69 (29.74%) DevOps
9 65 (28.02%) Docker
10 63 (27.16%) Azure
11 62 (26.72%) Linux
12 61 (26.29%) Continuous Integration
13 60 (25.86%) TCP/IP
14 54 (23.28%) Kubernetes
15 52 (22.41%) Windows
16 49 (21.12%) Cisco
16 49 (21.12%) Microservices
17 48 (20.69%) HTTPS
18 43 (18.53%) Git (software)
19 42 (18.10%) Jenkins
20 41 (17.67%) VPN
21 40 (17.24%) Active Directory
21 40 (17.24%) Finance
22 39 (16.81%) Spring
22 39 (16.81%) Software Engineering
22 39 (16.81%) GCP
23 37 (15.95%) Load Balancing
24 36 (15.52%) Test Automation
24 36 (15.52%) Continuous Delivery
25 35 (15.09%) Problem-Solving

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 34 (14.66%) Apache
2 33 (14.22%) Apache Spark
3 28 (12.07%) Tomcat
4 18 (7.76%) IIS
5 17 (7.33%) Elasticsearch
6 13 (5.60%) SharePoint
7 12 (5.17%) Apache Solr
8 10 (4.31%) nginx
8 10 (4.31%) SharePoint 2010
8 10 (4.31%) SharePoint 2013
9 8 (3.45%) Confluence
9 8 (3.45%) WebSphere
10 7 (3.02%) WebLogic
11 6 (2.59%) JBoss
12 4 (1.72%) Jetty
12 4 (1.72%) Mongrel
12 4 (1.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 3 (1.29%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 2 (0.86%) CMS
14 2 (0.86%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 2 (0.86%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (0.43%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (1.72%) Magento
2 1 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.43%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 86 (37.07%) AWS
2 63 (27.16%) Azure
3 39 (16.81%) GCP
4 17 (7.33%) PaaS
5 16 (6.90%) SaaS
6 13 (5.60%) GitHub
7 11 (4.74%) Amazon EC2
7 11 (4.74%) Amazon EKS
8 9 (3.88%) Amazon SQS
8 9 (3.88%) Route 53
9 6 (2.59%) IaaS
10 5 (2.16%) Amazon S3
10 5 (2.16%) Google App Engine
10 5 (2.16%) Office 365
10 5 (2.16%) Serverless
11 4 (1.72%) Google Analytics
11 4 (1.72%) OpenShift
11 4 (1.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.29%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.29%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 82 (35.34%) HTTP
2 81 (34.91%) DNS
3 79 (34.05%) Firewall
4 60 (25.86%) TCP/IP
5 48 (20.69%) HTTPS
6 41 (17.67%) VPN
7 35 (15.09%) IPsec
8 31 (13.36%) Network Security
9 23 (9.91%) BGP
10 22 (9.48%) Internet
10 22 (9.48%) Kerberos
11 21 (9.05%) DHCP
12 19 (8.19%) MPLS
13 17 (7.33%) LAN
14 16 (6.90%) WAN
15 15 (6.47%) Cisco ASA
15 15 (6.47%) FTP
15 15 (6.47%) OSPF
16 13 (5.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
17 12 (5.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (15.09%) NoSQL
2 27 (11.64%) SQL Server
3 19 (8.19%) MongoDB
4 15 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (5.17%) MySQL
5 12 (5.17%) Relational Database
5 12 (5.17%) SQL Server 2016
6 9 (3.88%) Apache Hive
7 8 (3.45%) Big Data
8 7 (3.02%) Redis
9 5 (2.16%) Amazon RDS
9 5 (2.16%) Hadoop
9 5 (2.16%) HBase
9 5 (2.16%) Impala
9 5 (2.16%) Oracle Database
10 4 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
10 4 (1.72%) MariaDB
10 4 (1.72%) Oracle Database 12c
10 4 (1.72%) Pentaho
10 4 (1.72%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 43 (18.53%) Git (software)
2 42 (18.10%) Jenkins
3 11 (4.74%) JIRA
4 10 (4.31%) Gatling
5 8 (3.45%) JUnit
5 8 (3.45%) Selenium
6 7 (3.02%) Bitbucket
6 7 (3.02%) GitLab
6 7 (3.02%) Subversion
7 6 (2.59%) Cucumber
7 6 (2.59%) Gradle
8 5 (2.16%) Geb
8 5 (2.16%) MSI
8 5 (2.16%) SoapUI
8 5 (2.16%) Spock
8 5 (2.16%) TeamCity
9 4 (1.72%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.72%) Team Foundation Server
9 4 (1.72%) Travis CI
10 3 (1.29%) WebDriver
General
1 40 (17.24%) Finance
2 24 (10.34%) Public Sector
3 9 (3.88%) Banking
4 5 (2.16%) Financial Institution
4 5 (2.16%) Legal
5 4 (1.72%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.29%) Marketing
7 2 (0.86%) German Language
7 2 (0.86%) Mandarin Language
7 2 (0.86%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.43%) Back Office
8 1 (0.43%) French Language
8 1 (0.43%) Law
8 1 (0.43%) Local Government
8 1 (0.43%) Military
8 1 (0.43%) Retail
Job Titles
1 47 (20.26%) Developer
2 37 (15.95%) Java Developer
3 34 (14.66%) Network Engineer
4 27 (11.64%) Architect
5 24 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
6 16 (6.90%) Security Engineer
7 13 (5.60%) Cloud Engineer
7 13 (5.60%) Consultant
7 13 (5.60%) Platform Engineer
8 12 (5.17%) Infrastructure Architect
9 10 (4.31%) SharePoint Consultant
10 9 (3.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
10 9 (3.88%) Network Security Engineer
11 7 (3.02%) Analyst
11 7 (3.02%) DevSecOps Engineer
11 7 (3.02%) Network Architect
12 6 (2.59%) Cisco Engineer
13 5 (2.16%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 5 (2.16%) Cisco Security Engineer
13 5 (2.16%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (16.81%) Spring
2 33 (14.22%) Kafka
3 31 (13.36%) Guice
4 29 (12.50%) JAAS
4 29 (12.50%) Spring Security
4 29 (12.50%) XML
5 28 (12.07%) RESTful
6 24 (10.34%) REST
7 22 (9.48%) LDAP
7 22 (9.48%) SAML
8 20 (8.62%) SOAP
9 18 (7.76%) OAuth
10 16 (6.90%) Middleware
11 15 (6.47%) .NET
11 15 (6.47%) CSS
11 15 (6.47%) RabbitMQ
12 14 (6.03%) HTML
13 13 (5.60%) AngularJS
13 13 (5.60%) JSON
14 12 (5.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 31 (13.36%) Data Centre
2 26 (11.21%) PKI
3 16 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 14 (6.03%) Virtual Team
5 11 (4.74%) Clustering
6 5 (2.16%) Cyberthreat
6 5 (2.16%) Fat Client
6 5 (2.16%) Self-Motivation
6 5 (2.16%) Thin Client
7 4 (1.72%) Algorithms
7 4 (1.72%) DataPower
7 4 (1.72%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (1.72%) N-Tier
8 3 (1.29%) CESG
8 3 (1.29%) Public Cloud
8 3 (1.29%) Security Operations Centre
9 2 (0.86%) Driving Licence
9 2 (0.86%) Mobile App
9 2 (0.86%) Replication
9 2 (0.86%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 62 (26.72%) Linux
2 52 (22.41%) Windows
3 30 (12.93%) Windows Server
4 16 (6.90%) Unix
5 12 (5.17%) Windows Server 2016
6 7 (3.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (2.59%) Solaris
7 6 (2.59%) Windows 7
7 6 (2.59%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (2.16%) Windows 10
8 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.16%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (2.16%) Windows XP
9 4 (1.72%) AIX
9 4 (1.72%) SUSE
10 2 (0.86%) Amazon Linux
10 2 (0.86%) Android
10 2 (0.86%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.43%) Check Point GAiA
11 1 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 90 (38.79%) Agile Software Development
2 69 (29.74%) DevOps
3 61 (26.29%) Continuous Integration
4 49 (21.12%) Microservices
5 39 (16.81%) Software Engineering
6 37 (15.95%) Load Balancing
7 36 (15.52%) Continuous Delivery
7 36 (15.52%) Test Automation
8 35 (15.09%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (14.66%) SDLC
10 31 (13.36%) ITIL
11 27 (11.64%) AOP
11 27 (11.64%) Dependency Injection
11 27 (11.64%) Migration
12 25 (10.78%) Configuration Management
12 25 (10.78%) Open Source
13 19 (8.19%) Cybersecurity
14 18 (7.76%) High Availability
14 18 (7.76%) Scrum
15 17 (7.33%) Mathematics
Programming Languages
1 84 (36.21%) Java
2 70 (30.17%) SQL
3 35 (15.09%) PowerShell
4 31 (13.36%) JavaScript
5 30 (12.93%) Python
6 29 (12.50%) Java 8
7 26 (11.21%) Scala
8 21 (9.05%) Bash Shell
8 21 (9.05%) Kotlin
8 21 (9.05%) Ruby
9 13 (5.60%) C#
10 12 (5.17%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.45%) Go
12 7 (3.02%) PHP
13 6 (2.59%) Perl
13 6 (2.59%) TypeScript
14 5 (2.16%) PL/SQL
14 5 (2.16%) REXX
14 5 (2.16%) Tcl
14 5 (2.16%) VB
Qualifications
1 32 (13.79%) Security Cleared
2 30 (12.93%) Cisco Certification
3 28 (12.07%) SC Cleared
4 24 (10.34%) CCNP
5 10 (4.31%) Degree
6 7 (3.02%) CCIE
6 7 (3.02%) CCNA
7 6 (2.59%) CISSP
8 4 (1.72%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (1.72%) JNCIA
8 4 (1.72%) JNCIP
8 4 (1.72%) JNCIS
9 3 (1.29%) AWS Certification
9 3 (1.29%) BC Cleared
9 3 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
9 3 (1.29%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.86%) CCIE Data Center
10 2 (0.86%) CEH
10 2 (0.86%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.86%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.47%) SLA
2 13 (5.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 12 (5.17%) Cyber Essentials
3 12 (5.17%) GDPR
3 12 (5.17%) HIPAA
4 6 (2.59%) SSAE 16
5 4 (1.72%) ISO/IEC 20000
5 4 (1.72%) QA
5 4 (1.72%) WCAG
6 1 (0.43%) COBIT
6 1 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.43%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.43%) HL7
6 1 (0.43%) NIST
6 1 (0.43%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 65 (28.02%) Docker
2 40 (17.24%) Active Directory
3 14 (6.03%) VMware Infrastructure
4 7 (3.02%) Virtual Machines
5 6 (2.59%) DFS Replication
5 6 (2.59%) vSphere
5 6 (2.59%) XenApp
5 6 (2.59%) XenDesktop
6 5 (2.16%) HDFS
6 5 (2.16%) ProxySG
7 4 (1.72%) Hyper-V
7 4 (1.72%) VMware ESXi
7 4 (1.72%) Xen
8 3 (1.29%) Citrix Hypervisor
8 3 (1.29%) Oracle RAC
8 3 (1.29%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.86%) Snort
9 2 (0.86%) Varnish
10 1 (0.43%) iptables
Systems Management
1 54 (23.28%) Kubernetes
2 33 (14.22%) Puppet
3 31 (13.36%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (12.93%) Ansible
5 29 (12.50%) Prometheus
6 23 (9.91%) Terraform
7 22 (9.48%) Zipkin
8 18 (7.76%) Single Sign-On
9 8 (3.45%) Hadoop YARN
10 6 (2.59%) Docker Swarm
10 6 (2.59%) FortiGate
10 6 (2.59%) SCCM
11 4 (1.72%) Ambari
11 4 (1.72%) Data Guard
11 4 (1.72%) Grafana
11 4 (1.72%) Kibana
11 4 (1.72%) Oozie
11 4 (1.72%) Opsview
11 4 (1.72%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (1.72%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 49 (21.12%) Cisco
2 30 (12.93%) F5
2 30 (12.93%) Microsoft
3 26 (11.21%) Oracle
4 20 (8.62%) VMware
5 19 (8.19%) Juniper
6 17 (7.33%) Palo Alto
7 16 (6.90%) Splunk
8 15 (6.47%) CheckPoint
8 15 (6.47%) Google
9 11 (4.74%) Citrix
10 9 (3.88%) Cloudera
11 8 (3.45%) Blue Coat
11 8 (3.45%) Fortinet
11 8 (3.45%) Lets Encrypt
11 8 (3.45%) Red Hat
12 7 (3.02%) Meraki
13 6 (2.59%) HP
13 6 (2.59%) LogicMonitor
14 5 (2.16%) IBM