Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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)
UK > England
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 370 288 328
Rank change year-on-year -82 +40 +24
Contract jobs citing SSL 598 852 760
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.64% 0.87% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.64% 5.67% 5.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 404 576 469
England median daily rate £500 £438 £435
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +0.57% +8.75%
10th Percentile £306 £308 £300
90th Percentile £656 £581 £579
UK median daily rate £500 £430 £425
% change year-on-year +16.28% +1.18% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 10 17
England median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.72% -10.00% +44.14%
10th Percentile £13.16 £14.38 £25.30
90th Percentile £34.94 £37.55 £66.25
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.72% -10.00% +44.14%

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 12899 15025 14723
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.83% 15.43% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 7913 9155 8625
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 669 759 956
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.45 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.22 £47.50 £47.20
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
London -69 306 £525 +11.70% 13
South East -84 79 £440 +8.76% 11
East of England +19 78 £520 +15.88% 3
Midlands +48 64 £475 +5.56% 4
West Midlands +50 57 £494 +5.13% 3
North of England -49 54 £450 +12.50% 7
North West -8 23 £319 -20.31% 5
Yorkshire -21 18 £475 +11.76% 2
South West -14 15 £450 +28.57% 4
North East +27 13 £525 +52.17%
East Midlands +10 9 £385 -3.87% 1
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 19 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 England region with a requirement for SSL.

1 343 (57.36%) Linux
2 288 (48.16%) TCP/IP
3 259 (43.31%) HTTP
4 222 (37.12%) Agile Software Development
5 212 (35.45%) DevOps
6 207 (34.62%) Firewall
7 183 (30.60%) Java
8 177 (29.60%) Amazon AWS
9 172 (28.76%) Puppet
9 172 (28.76%) Python
10 167 (27.93%) DNS
11 150 (25.08%) Configuration Management
12 149 (24.92%) Continuous Integration
13 144 (24.08%) Git (software)
14 142 (23.75%) Jenkins
15 139 (23.24%) Apache
16 126 (21.07%) Unix
17 121 (20.23%) VMware
17 121 (20.23%) Ansible
18 109 (18.23%) Open Source
19 106 (17.73%) Bash Shell
19 106 (17.73%) MongoDB
20 102 (17.06%) PostgreSQL
21 101 (16.89%) VPN
22 100 (16.72%) SQL
23 98 (16.39%) Docker
24 90 (15.05%) Cisco
25 86 (14.38%) Windows
26 85 (14.21%) Load Balancing
27 83 (13.88%) Finance

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
1 139 (23.24%) Apache
2 81 (13.55%) nginx
3 60 (10.03%) Tomcat
4 54 (9.03%) JBoss
5 53 (8.86%) WebSphere
6 47 (7.86%) IIS
7 44 (7.36%) WebLogic
8 25 (4.18%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (4.01%) Confluence
10 23 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 20 (3.34%) MS Exchange
12 15 (2.51%) OpenStack
12 15 (2.51%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (2.34%) Jetty
13 14 (2.34%) Mongrel
14 12 (2.01%) Mule
15 11 (1.84%) SharePoint
16 9 (1.51%) CMS
17 8 (1.34%) Oracle Workflow
18 6 (1.00%) SAS
Applications
1 11 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 9 (1.51%) Microsoft Excel
4 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Project
4 5 (0.84%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (0.84%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (0.67%) RMDS
3 3 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.50%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.33%) Magento
4 2 (0.33%) MetaTrader
4 2 (0.33%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.17%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.17%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 177 (29.60%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (9.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 49 (8.19%) Amazon EC2
4 36 (6.02%) AWS CloudFormation
5 33 (5.52%) Amazon S3
6 27 (4.52%) PaaS
7 26 (4.35%) Route 53
7 26 (4.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 25 (4.18%) GitHub
9 22 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
9 22 (3.68%) IaaS
9 22 (3.68%) SaaS
10 17 (2.84%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 14 (2.34%) Google App Engine
11 14 (2.34%) Google Cloud Platform
12 11 (1.84%) Amazon ELB
12 11 (1.84%) G Suite
13 9 (1.51%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 9 (1.51%) AWS Lambda
13 9 (1.51%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 288 (48.16%) TCP/IP
2 259 (43.31%) HTTP
3 207 (34.62%) Firewall
4 167 (27.93%) DNS
5 101 (16.89%) VPN
6 81 (13.55%) Internet
7 80 (13.38%) IPsec
8 73 (12.21%) Network Security
9 58 (9.70%) WAN
10 54 (9.03%) DHCP
11 49 (8.19%) FTP
12 45 (7.53%) LAN
12 45 (7.53%) LDAP
13 41 (6.86%) Cisco ASA
14 39 (6.52%) Wireless
15 34 (5.69%) MPLS
16 32 (5.35%) SMTP
17 30 (5.02%) BGP
17 30 (5.02%) SAN
18 29 (4.85%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 106 (17.73%) MongoDB
2 102 (17.06%) PostgreSQL
3 73 (12.21%) MySQL
4 50 (8.36%) Relational Database
5 43 (7.19%) SQL Server
6 22 (3.68%) Big Data
6 22 (3.68%) NoSQL
7 16 (2.68%) Hadoop
7 16 (2.68%) RDBMS
8 14 (2.34%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 13 (2.17%) BusinessObjects
10 11 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
11 8 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
12 6 (1.00%) Apache Cassandra
12 6 (1.00%) SQL Server 2008
12 6 (1.00%) SQL Server 2012
13 5 (0.84%) Oracle Database
13 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2014
13 5 (0.84%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (0.67%) HBase
Development Applications
1 144 (24.08%) Git (software)
2 142 (23.75%) Jenkins
3 57 (9.53%) Subversion
4 39 (6.52%) Sonatype Nexus
5 36 (6.02%) Artifactory
6 33 (5.52%) Maven
7 31 (5.18%) JIRA
8 23 (3.85%) Selenium
9 22 (3.68%) IntelliJ
10 21 (3.51%) Eclipse
11 19 (3.18%) JUnit
12 16 (2.68%) Gradle
13 14 (2.34%) Travis CI
14 12 (2.01%) Ant
14 12 (2.01%) SoapUI
15 11 (1.84%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 9 (1.51%) GitLab
16 9 (1.51%) Visual Studio
17 8 (1.34%) Bitbucket
17 8 (1.34%) Vagrant
General
1 83 (13.88%) Finance
2 30 (5.02%) Telecoms
3 29 (4.85%) Banking
4 17 (2.84%) Marketing
5 16 (2.68%) Retail
6 15 (2.51%) Manufacturing
7 14 (2.34%) Legal
8 13 (2.17%) Electronics
9 9 (1.51%) Investment Banking
10 8 (1.34%) Publishing
11 6 (1.00%) Automotive
12 5 (0.84%) Financial Institution
13 4 (0.67%) Front Office
13 4 (0.67%) Law
14 2 (0.33%) Multimedia
14 2 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 1 (0.17%) International Banking
15 1 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 115 (19.23%) DevOps Engineer
2 87 (14.55%) Developer
3 74 (12.37%) Architect
4 55 (9.20%) Network Engineer
5 38 (6.35%) Consultant
6 37 (6.19%) Linux Engineer
7 36 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 36 (6.02%) Java Developer
8 29 (4.85%) AWS Engineer
8 29 (4.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 29 (4.85%) Scala Developer
9 27 (4.52%) Administrator
10 26 (4.35%) Analyst
11 24 (4.01%) Senior DevOps
12 22 (3.68%) Java Scala Developer
12 22 (3.68%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 21 (3.51%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 19 (3.18%) AWS DevOps
15 18 (3.01%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 18 (3.01%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (13.71%) XML
2 78 (13.04%) Web Services
3 70 (11.71%) Elastic Stack
4 63 (10.54%) SOAP
5 60 (10.03%) Middleware
6 58 (9.70%) J2EE
7 56 (9.36%) REST
8 53 (8.86%) JSON
9 51 (8.53%) HTML
10 40 (6.69%) .NET
11 38 (6.35%) CSS
12 34 (5.69%) SAML
12 34 (5.69%) Spring
13 29 (4.85%) HTML5
13 29 (4.85%) OAuth
14 28 (4.68%) Sensu
15 22 (3.68%) LAPP Stack
15 22 (3.68%) WebSphere MQ
16 21 (3.51%) Hibernate
17 20 (3.34%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.87%) Data Centre
2 51 (8.53%) PKI
3 38 (6.35%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (4.35%) Clustering
5 25 (4.18%) Computer Science
6 23 (3.85%) DataPower
7 18 (3.01%) Enterprise Software
8 17 (2.84%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.17%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.67%) Algorithms
10 10 (1.67%) Private Cloud
11 9 (1.51%) User Experience
12 8 (1.34%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.17%) Client/Server
13 7 (1.17%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 7 (1.17%) Replication
14 6 (1.00%) BYOD
14 6 (1.00%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 5 (0.84%) Mainframe
15 5 (0.84%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 343 (57.36%) Linux
2 126 (21.07%) Unix
3 86 (14.38%) Windows
4 81 (13.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 42 (7.02%) Windows Server
6 31 (5.18%) Ubuntu
7 28 (4.68%) CentOS
8 26 (4.35%) AIX
9 20 (3.34%) Windows Server 2008
10 17 (2.84%) Mac OS X
11 15 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
12 8 (1.34%) CoreOS
12 8 (1.34%) Solaris
13 7 (1.17%) Android
13 7 (1.17%) Apple iOS
13 7 (1.17%) HPUX
14 5 (0.84%) SUSE
14 5 (0.84%) Windows 7
15 4 (0.67%) Oracle Linux
16 3 (0.50%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 222 (37.12%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (35.45%) DevOps
3 150 (25.08%) Configuration Management
4 149 (24.92%) Continuous Integration
5 109 (18.23%) Open Source
6 85 (14.21%) Load Balancing
7 80 (13.38%) Scrum
8 75 (12.54%) TDD
9 68 (11.37%) Test Automation
10 64 (10.70%) Kanban
11 61 (10.20%) Microservices
12 58 (9.70%) SOA
13 56 (9.36%) ITIL
14 50 (8.36%) Software Engineering
15 46 (7.69%) Mentoring
16 42 (7.02%) Continuous Delivery
17 36 (6.02%) High Availability
18 34 (5.69%) Coaching
19 33 (5.52%) Web Operations
20 32 (5.35%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 183 (30.60%) Java
2 172 (28.76%) Python
3 106 (17.73%) Bash Shell
4 100 (16.72%) SQL
5 78 (13.04%) Ruby
6 54 (9.03%) Perl
7 52 (8.70%) JavaScript
8 39 (6.52%) Go
9 36 (6.02%) Scala
10 26 (4.35%) PHP
10 26 (4.35%) Shell Script
11 25 (4.18%) C
11 25 (4.18%) C#
12 24 (4.01%) PowerShell
13 19 (3.18%) Groovy
14 9 (1.51%) ActionScript
14 9 (1.51%) ActionScript 2.0
14 9 (1.51%) ActionScript 3.0
15 8 (1.34%) PL/SQL
15 8 (1.34%) R
Qualifications
1 76 (12.71%) Security Cleared
2 52 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 39 (6.52%) Cisco Certification
4 31 (5.18%) Degree
5 30 (5.02%) CCNP
6 18 (3.01%) CISSP
7 15 (2.51%) CCNA
8 14 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (2.34%) RHCE
9 13 (2.17%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (2.01%) CCIE
11 9 (1.51%) DV Cleared
12 7 (1.17%) BPSS Clearance
12 7 (1.17%) MCSA
13 6 (1.00%) CISM
14 5 (0.84%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.67%) CCSE
15 4 (0.67%) CEH
15 4 (0.67%) GSEC
15 4 (0.67%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.51%) RosettaNet
3 7 (1.17%) AS 2805
3 7 (1.17%) ISO 8583
3 7 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 6 (1.00%) GDPR
5 5 (0.84%) FIPS 140-2
5 5 (0.84%) SLA
6 4 (0.67%) Disclosure Scotland
7 3 (0.50%) QA
7 3 (0.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.33%) HL7
8 2 (0.33%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.17%) FedRAMP
9 1 (0.17%) HIPAA
9 1 (0.17%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.17%) PMO
System Software
1 98 (16.39%) Docker
2 64 (10.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 58 (9.70%) Active Directory
4 23 (3.85%) vCloud
5 18 (3.01%) Xen
6 11 (1.84%) Hyper-V
6 11 (1.84%) vSphere
7 10 (1.67%) Microsoft App-V
8 9 (1.51%) ProxySG
9 8 (1.34%) Virtual Machines
9 8 (1.34%) XenDesktop
10 7 (1.17%) Varnish
10 7 (1.17%) XenApp
11 6 (1.00%) Apache Flume
11 6 (1.00%) NFS
12 5 (0.84%) BitLocker
12 5 (0.84%) Samba
12 5 (0.84%) Terminal Services
13 4 (0.67%) Virtual Desktop
13 4 (0.67%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 172 (28.76%) Puppet
2 121 (20.23%) Ansible
3 76 (12.71%) Kibana
4 73 (12.21%) Opscode Chef
5 55 (9.20%) logstash
6 53 (8.86%) Terraform
7 50 (8.36%) Grafana
8 40 (6.69%) Kubernetes
9 20 (3.34%) Salt
10 19 (3.18%) SCCM
11 17 (2.84%) HAProxy
11 17 (2.84%) Nagios
12 13 (2.17%) CA Single Sign-On
12 13 (2.17%) StatsD
13 12 (2.01%) SCOM
14 11 (1.84%) Prometheus
15 10 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
15 10 (1.67%) Fluentd
16 9 (1.51%) collectd
17 8 (1.34%) QRadar
Vendors
1 121 (20.23%) VMware
2 90 (15.05%) Cisco
3 66 (11.04%) Microsoft
4 64 (10.70%) Oracle
5 50 (8.36%) F5
6 46 (7.69%) Citrix
7 45 (7.53%) Juniper
8 44 (7.36%) CheckPoint
9 39 (6.52%) HP
10 37 (6.19%) SaltStack
11 36 (6.02%) webMethods
12 35 (5.85%) Splunk
13 34 (5.69%) IBM
13 34 (5.69%) Red Hat
14 33 (5.52%) Google
15 29 (4.85%) WSO2
16 25 (4.18%) Blue Coat
17 21 (3.51%) Palo Alto
18 20 (3.34%) Dell
19 18 (3.01%) NetApp