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 3 months to 27 March 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
3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 256 290 299
Rank change year-on-year +34 +9  
Contract jobs citing SSL 368 389 349
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.89% 0.79% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.10% 5.37% 4.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 256 247 192
Median daily rate £475 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.15% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £300 £264
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £460 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +15.00% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 4
Median hourly rate £17.00 £42.50 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.00% +148.39%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £25.00 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.56 £50.00 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £42.75 £17.11
% change year-on-year -60.23% +149.85%  

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 England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6035 7247 7369
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 14.56% 14.77% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 3730 4384 4071
Median daily rate £405 £385 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.19% +4.05%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 320 308 412
Median hourly rate £22.50 £27.83 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.15% +7.03%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +23.33%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in 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 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

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in England over the 3 months to 27 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSL in England.

Contractor 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 3 months to 27 March 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
London +68 163 £475 +11.76% 17
South East -70 57 £450 +15.38% 22
East of England +37 52 £515 +17.71% 7
North West +29 34 £400 -11.11% 5
West Midlands +19 22 £500 +66.66% 1
Yorkshire +5 16 £450 -0.88% 6
South West +8 15 £538 +16.21% 7
East Midlands -1 9 £515 +39.18% 1
North East -19 5 £390 +28.39% 1
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 March 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.

1 392 (55.37%) Linux
2 322 (45.48%) TCP/IP
3 278 (39.27%) HTTP
4 229 (32.34%) DevOps
5 223 (31.50%) Firewall
6 218 (30.79%) Agile Software Development
7 214 (30.23%) Java
8 189 (26.69%) Puppet
9 187 (26.41%) DNS
9 187 (26.41%) Configuration Management
10 181 (25.56%) Windows
11 175 (24.72%) Python
11 175 (24.72%) Jenkins
12 167 (23.59%) Continuous Integration
13 151 (21.33%) Open Source
13 151 (21.33%) VPN
14 150 (21.19%) Cisco
15 146 (20.62%) Amazon AWS
15 146 (20.62%) Git (software)
16 145 (20.48%) Unix
17 127 (17.94%) Apache
18 121 (17.09%) Ruby
19 117 (16.53%) Security Cleared
20 115 (16.24%) Finance
21 112 (15.82%) Opscode Chef
22 108 (15.25%) Oracle
23 107 (15.11%) Microsoft
24 105 (14.83%) PostgreSQL
25 103 (14.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
26 100 (14.12%) SC Cleared

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
1 127 (17.94%) Apache
2 94 (13.28%) Tomcat
3 76 (10.73%) WebSphere
4 71 (10.03%) nginx
5 65 (9.18%) JBoss
6 60 (8.47%) IIS
7 35 (4.94%) WebLogic
7 35 (4.94%) WebSphere Application Server
8 31 (4.38%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 27 (3.81%) Confluence
10 21 (2.97%) OpenStack
11 19 (2.68%) Jetty
11 19 (2.68%) Mongrel
12 18 (2.54%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (1.69%) IBM HTTP Server
14 11 (1.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 11 (1.55%) Skype for Business
15 10 (1.41%) CMS
15 10 (1.41%) MS Exchange
16 7 (0.99%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 20 (2.82%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.69%) MS Office
3 4 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.28%) HipChat
4 2 (0.28%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.41%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 6 (0.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 6 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 4 (0.56%) Infor M3
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.14%) OpenText MBPM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Receivables
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 146 (20.62%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (7.06%) Microsoft Azure
3 34 (4.80%) Amazon EC2
4 33 (4.66%) GitHub
5 28 (3.95%) IaaS
6 24 (3.39%) PaaS
7 18 (2.54%) Google App Engine
7 18 (2.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 18 (2.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 15 (2.12%) Google Analytics
9 13 (1.84%) Amazon S3
9 13 (1.84%) Route 53
10 12 (1.69%) SaaS
11 10 (1.41%) Cloud Computing
11 10 (1.41%) Oracle CX
12 9 (1.27%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 9 (1.27%) Office 365
13 8 (1.13%) AWS Lambda
14 7 (0.99%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 322 (45.48%) TCP/IP
2 278 (39.27%) HTTP
3 223 (31.50%) Firewall
4 187 (26.41%) DNS
5 151 (21.33%) VPN
6 99 (13.98%) IPsec
7 83 (11.72%) Network Security
8 80 (11.30%) LAN
9 72 (10.17%) LDAP
10 71 (10.03%) Internet
11 68 (9.60%) WAN
12 67 (9.46%) DHCP
13 53 (7.49%) Wireless
14 52 (7.34%) Cisco ASA
15 49 (6.92%) FTP
16 47 (6.64%) Intrusion Detection
17 44 (6.21%) Cisco Nexus
18 43 (6.07%) BGP
19 42 (5.93%) OSPF
20 41 (5.79%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 105 (14.83%) PostgreSQL
2 98 (13.84%) MongoDB
3 84 (11.86%) MySQL
4 58 (8.19%) Relational Database
5 57 (8.05%) SQL Server
6 37 (5.23%) Oracle Database
7 34 (4.80%) Redis
8 26 (3.67%) NoSQL
9 17 (2.40%) Amazon RDS
9 17 (2.40%) BusinessObjects
9 17 (2.40%) Oracle Database 11g
10 13 (1.84%) RDBMS
11 10 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
12 9 (1.27%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 9 (1.27%) Big Data
13 8 (1.13%) Hadoop
13 8 (1.13%) Oracle Database 12c
14 7 (0.99%) DB2
14 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.85%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 175 (24.72%) Jenkins
2 146 (20.62%) Git (software)
3 66 (9.32%) Subversion
4 32 (4.52%) JIRA
4 32 (4.52%) Maven
5 31 (4.38%) Travis CI
6 30 (4.24%) Vagrant
7 29 (4.10%) Selenium
8 27 (3.81%) Grunt
9 26 (3.67%) gulp
10 25 (3.53%) Karma Test Runner
11 22 (3.11%) Sonatype Nexus
12 19 (2.68%) IntelliJ
13 18 (2.54%) Ant
13 18 (2.54%) Cucumber
14 15 (2.12%) Gatling
14 15 (2.12%) Sublime Text
15 13 (1.84%) Octopus Deploy
16 11 (1.55%) Bitbucket
16 11 (1.55%) Bower
General
1 115 (16.24%) Finance
2 37 (5.23%) Banking
3 29 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.98%) Retail
5 13 (1.84%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.41%) Games
7 8 (1.13%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.13%) Marketing
8 6 (0.85%) Electronics
8 6 (0.85%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.56%) Back Office
10 3 (0.42%) Law
11 2 (0.28%) Advertising
11 2 (0.28%) Legal
11 2 (0.28%) Local Government
11 2 (0.28%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.14%) Automotive
12 1 (0.14%) Billing
12 1 (0.14%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 121 (17.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 86 (12.15%) Developer
3 80 (11.30%) Network Engineer
4 59 (8.33%) Architect
5 44 (6.21%) Security Engineer
6 34 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
7 33 (4.66%) Consultant
8 31 (4.38%) Administrator
9 25 (3.53%) Software Engineer
10 24 (3.39%) Network Security Engineer
10 24 (3.39%) Support Engineer
11 22 (3.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 21 (2.97%) Analyst
12 21 (2.97%) Technical Architect
13 20 (2.82%) Cisco Engineer
13 20 (2.82%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 20 (2.82%) Senior DevOps
14 19 (2.68%) AWS DevOps
14 19 (2.68%) Cisco Network Engineer
14 19 (2.68%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 91 (12.85%) Web Services
2 63 (8.90%) J2EE
2 63 (8.90%) Middleware
3 60 (8.47%) Node.js
4 58 (8.19%) REST
5 55 (7.77%) .NET
6 53 (7.49%) JSON
7 46 (6.50%) HTML
8 45 (6.36%) SOAP
9 44 (6.21%) XML
10 41 (5.79%) CSS
11 38 (5.37%) AngularJS
12 37 (5.23%) Servlets
13 31 (4.38%) SAML
14 27 (3.81%) LAPP Stack
15 26 (3.67%) Elastic Stack
16 25 (3.53%) Software Packaging
17 23 (3.25%) HTML5
17 23 (3.25%) jQuery
17 23 (3.25%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 75 (10.59%) Data Centre
2 57 (8.05%) Clustering
3 45 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (5.65%) PKI
5 32 (4.52%) Management Information System
6 30 (4.24%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.97%) Enterprise Software
8 13 (1.84%) Device Driver
9 12 (1.69%) User Experience
10 11 (1.55%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (1.41%) Graphic Design
12 9 (1.27%) DataPower
12 9 (1.27%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.27%) Replication
13 8 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (1.13%) Wiki
14 7 (0.99%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.99%) Public Cloud
15 6 (0.85%) Client/Server
15 6 (0.85%) Fat Client
Operating Systems
1 392 (55.37%) Linux
2 181 (25.56%) Windows
3 145 (20.48%) Unix
4 103 (14.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (7.34%) Windows Server
6 45 (6.36%) AIX
6 45 (6.36%) CentOS
7 33 (4.66%) Ubuntu
7 33 (4.66%) Windows Server 2008
8 30 (4.24%) Windows Server 2012
9 24 (3.39%) CoreOS
10 21 (2.97%) Windows 7
11 19 (2.68%) Windows Server 2003
12 14 (1.98%) Fedora
13 13 (1.84%) Solaris
13 13 (1.84%) Windows 10
14 12 (1.69%) Oracle Linux
15 11 (1.55%) SUSE
15 11 (1.55%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 10 (1.41%) RancherOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 229 (32.34%) DevOps
2 218 (30.79%) Agile Software Development
3 187 (26.41%) Configuration Management
4 167 (23.59%) Continuous Integration
5 151 (21.33%) Open Source
6 94 (13.28%) Load Balancing
7 80 (11.30%) ITIL
8 62 (8.76%) Continuous Delivery
9 61 (8.62%) Scrum
10 52 (7.34%) SOA
11 49 (6.92%) High Availability
11 49 (6.92%) Software Engineering
12 46 (6.50%) Information Security
13 44 (6.21%) Migration
14 41 (5.79%) Microservices
14 41 (5.79%) TDD
15 40 (5.65%) Penetration Testing
16 34 (4.80%) Coaching
17 33 (4.66%) Kanban
18 32 (4.52%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 214 (30.23%) Java
2 175 (24.72%) Python
3 121 (17.09%) Ruby
4 100 (14.12%) Perl
5 74 (10.45%) JavaScript
6 71 (10.03%) SQL
7 67 (9.46%) Bash Shell
8 60 (8.47%) PowerShell
9 56 (7.91%) C
10 53 (7.49%) Shell Script
11 40 (5.65%) C#
11 40 (5.65%) PHP
12 21 (2.97%) Scala
13 19 (2.68%) Go
14 16 (2.26%) Korn
15 15 (2.12%) Groovy
15 15 (2.12%) Haskell
16 13 (1.84%) C++
17 11 (1.55%) VB
18 10 (1.41%) Jython
Qualifications
1 117 (16.53%) Security Cleared
2 100 (14.12%) SC Cleared
3 49 (6.92%) Cisco Certification
4 44 (6.21%) Degree
5 31 (4.38%) CCNP
5 31 (4.38%) CISSP
6 21 (2.97%) CCIE
7 20 (2.82%) CCNA
8 19 (2.68%) RHCE
9 15 (2.12%) CCSE
9 15 (2.12%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
10 12 (1.69%) Check Point Certification
11 11 (1.55%) JNCIP
11 11 (1.55%) MCSE
12 9 (1.27%) JNCIA
13 8 (1.13%) ITIL Certification
14 7 (0.99%) CISA
14 7 (0.99%) JNCIS
14 7 (0.99%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.11%) PCI DSS
2 14 (1.98%) QA
3 9 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.13%) HIPAA
4 8 (1.13%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.85%) SLA
7 5 (0.71%) JSP 440
8 2 (0.28%) ISO20022
8 2 (0.28%) SEPA
System Software
1 99 (13.98%) Active Directory
2 68 (9.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (9.18%) Docker
4 32 (4.52%) vCloud
5 23 (3.25%) vSphere
6 20 (2.82%) Firmware
7 19 (2.68%) Xen
8 15 (2.12%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.41%) etcd
9 10 (1.41%) flannel
10 9 (1.27%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.27%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.27%) XenApp
11 8 (1.13%) NFS
12 7 (0.99%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.85%) HDFS
14 5 (0.71%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.71%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.71%) VMware ESX
15 4 (0.56%) LXC
Systems Management
1 189 (26.69%) Puppet
2 112 (15.82%) Opscode Chef
3 99 (13.98%) Ansible
4 47 (6.64%) Salt
5 43 (6.07%) Kibana
6 27 (3.81%) Nagios
7 26 (3.67%) Grafana
8 23 (3.25%) Graphite
9 21 (2.97%) SCCM
10 18 (2.54%) logstash
11 17 (2.40%) Kubernetes
12 16 (2.26%) Forum Sentry
12 16 (2.26%) ZABBIX
13 15 (2.12%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 15 (2.12%) Terraform
14 14 (1.98%) FortiGate
15 12 (1.69%) Mesos
16 10 (1.41%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 10 (1.41%) Network Intrusion Detection System
16 10 (1.41%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 150 (21.19%) Cisco
2 108 (15.25%) Oracle
3 107 (15.11%) Microsoft
4 97 (13.70%) VMware
5 86 (12.15%) Juniper
6 69 (9.75%) CheckPoint
7 62 (8.76%) IBM
7 62 (8.76%) Red Hat
8 55 (7.77%) F5
9 47 (6.64%) Palo Alto
10 39 (5.51%) Google
11 34 (4.80%) HP
12 28 (3.95%) Blue Coat
13 27 (3.81%) Citrix
13 27 (3.81%) Intel Security
14 26 (3.67%) Rackspace
15 20 (2.82%) Sourcefire
16 18 (2.54%) Atlassian
16 18 (2.54%) WSO2
17 17 (2.40%) ServiceNow
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