Period
to 11 April 2021

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 11 April 2021 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
11 Apr 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 388 402 359
Rank change year-on-year +14 -43 -6
Contract jobs citing SSL 200 271 644
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.51% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.19% 3.76% 5.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 179 417
10th Percentile £313 £358 £331
25th Percentile £400 £403 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £525 £515
Median % change year-on-year -9.52% +1.94% -1.90%
75th Percentile £588 £675 £575
90th Percentile £638 £725 £633
UK median daily rate £525 £525 £512
% change year-on-year - +2.54% -1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 6
10th Percentile £41.15 £20.92 £21.88
25th Percentile £42.88 £24.10 £23.29
Median hourly rate £46.50 £29.40 £25.67
Median % change year-on-year +58.16% +14.53% -18.51%
75th Percentile £50.88 £34.70 £42.50
90th Percentile £53.05 £37.88 £48.88
UK median hourly rate £53.00 £29.40 £25.67
% change year-on-year +80.27% +14.53% -18.51%

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 4,771 7,216 11,169
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.43% 13.46% 12.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,071 4,491 7,076
10th Percentile £213 £181 £205
25th Percentile £330 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £430 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +1.18% - -
75th Percentile £525 £525 £538
90th Percentile £613 £613 £613
UK median daily rate £443 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +4.12% - +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 235 401 481
10th Percentile £12.95 £13.00 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.85 £15.25 £14.00
Median hourly rate £25.00 £19.50 £18.00
Median % change year-on-year +28.21% +8.33% -5.56%
75th Percentile £48.63 £43.75 £40.75
90th Percentile £56.50 £51.75 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £26.50 £21.00 £18.03
% change year-on-year +26.19% +16.49% -3.60%

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 11 April 2021.

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 11 April 2021. 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 -12 92 £525 -4.55% 26
South East +62 37 £495 +22.83% 13
South West +69 22 £425 +11.48% 9
East of England +50 14 £450 -27.42% 4
Midlands +26 14 £400 -27.27% 12
North of England +18 14 £338 -38.07% 15
North West +11 8 £375 -31.19% 10
West Midlands +9 8 £400 -27.27% 7
East Midlands +33 7 £388 - 5
Yorkshire +24 4 £125 -76.19% 3
North East +20 2 £405 -31.36% 2
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 11 April 2021, 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 76 (38.00%) Firewall
2 63 (31.50%) Linux
3 58 (29.00%) VPN
4 56 (28.00%) DNS
5 53 (26.50%) AWS
6 52 (26.00%) TCP/IP
7 50 (25.00%) Java
8 47 (23.50%) Cisco
8 47 (23.50%) Azure
9 44 (22.00%) DevOps
10 42 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
11 41 (20.50%) Python
12 40 (20.00%) HTTP
13 39 (19.50%) Microsoft
13 39 (19.50%) Jenkins
14 38 (19.00%) Git (software)
15 37 (18.50%) WAN
16 36 (18.00%) Windows
17 32 (16.00%) VMware
18 31 (15.50%) LAN
19 30 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
19 30 (15.00%) Oracle
20 29 (14.50%) Apache
20 29 (14.50%) Finance
21 28 (14.00%) DHCP
21 28 (14.00%) Kubernetes
22 27 (13.50%) JavaScript
23 26 (13.00%) Active Directory
23 26 (13.00%) BGP
23 26 (13.00%) Docker

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 29 (14.50%) Apache
2 23 (11.50%) Tomcat
3 15 (7.50%) WebSphere
4 12 (6.00%) IIS
5 11 (5.50%) Confluence
5 11 (5.50%) nginx
6 9 (4.50%) WebSphere Application Server
7 8 (4.00%) JBoss
7 8 (4.00%) SharePoint
8 7 (3.50%) Apache ServiceMix
8 7 (3.50%) IBM Domino
8 7 (3.50%) WebLogic
9 5 (2.50%) WordPress
10 4 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
11 3 (1.50%) Apache Airflow
11 3 (1.50%) Apache Spark
11 3 (1.50%) Jetty
11 3 (1.50%) Mongrel
11 3 (1.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (1.00%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 20 (10.00%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (6.00%) MS Visio
3 2 (1.00%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.50%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 9 (4.50%) Magento
2 7 (3.50%) Shopify
3 3 (1.50%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (1.50%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.50%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle 11i
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.50%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 53 (26.50%) AWS
2 47 (23.50%) Azure
3 20 (10.00%) GCP
4 12 (6.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (5.00%) IaaS
6 9 (4.50%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 9 (4.50%) GitHub
7 8 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
7 8 (4.00%) AWS Lambda
7 8 (4.00%) Serverless
8 7 (3.50%) Cloud Computing
8 7 (3.50%) PaaS
9 6 (3.00%) Microsoft 365
10 5 (2.50%) Force.com
10 5 (2.50%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 5 (2.50%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 4 (2.00%) Amazon S3
11 4 (2.00%) Google Analytics
12 3 (1.50%) Amazon EKS
12 3 (1.50%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 76 (38.00%) Firewall
2 58 (29.00%) VPN
3 56 (28.00%) DNS
4 52 (26.00%) TCP/IP
5 40 (20.00%) HTTP
6 37 (18.50%) WAN
7 31 (15.50%) LAN
8 28 (14.00%) DHCP
9 26 (13.00%) BGP
10 25 (12.50%) MPLS
11 24 (12.00%) OSPF
12 21 (10.50%) SSH
13 20 (10.00%) FTP
13 20 (10.00%) IPsec
14 19 (9.50%) Network Security
15 17 (8.50%) EIGRP
15 17 (8.50%) Wireless
16 16 (8.00%) Internet
17 15 (7.50%) Cisco Nexus
18 13 (6.50%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (6.00%) MongoDB
2 11 (5.50%) Relational Database
3 10 (5.00%) MySQL
4 7 (3.50%) NoSQL
5 5 (2.50%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.00%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.50%) Apache Hive
7 3 (1.50%) Cloudera CDH
7 3 (1.50%) Hazelcast
7 3 (1.50%) HBase
7 3 (1.50%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.50%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (1.50%) Parquet
7 3 (1.50%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.50%) Redis
8 2 (1.00%) BigQuery
8 2 (1.00%) Mixpanel
9 1 (0.50%) Big Data
9 1 (0.50%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 39 (19.50%) Jenkins
2 38 (19.00%) Git (software)
3 24 (12.00%) JIRA
4 8 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 7 (3.50%) gulp
5 7 (3.50%) Selenium
6 6 (3.00%) Cucumber
6 6 (3.00%) Gatling
6 6 (3.00%) GitLab
6 6 (3.00%) Maven
6 6 (3.00%) Subversion
7 5 (2.50%) Bitbucket
7 5 (2.50%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.50%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.50%) Travis CI
9 2 (1.00%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.00%) FishEye
9 2 (1.00%) Gradle
9 2 (1.00%) Grunt
9 2 (1.00%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 29 (14.50%) Finance
2 22 (11.00%) Banking
3 9 (4.50%) Public Sector
4 6 (3.00%) Retail Banking
5 5 (2.50%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.50%) Front Office
6 3 (1.50%) Telecoms
7 2 (1.00%) Legal
8 1 (0.50%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 41 (20.50%) Developer
2 29 (14.50%) Architect
3 20 (10.00%) Network Engineer
4 14 (7.00%) Java Developer
5 11 (5.50%) Consultant
6 8 (4.00%) Administrator
6 8 (4.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (4.00%) Lead Developer
6 8 (4.00%) Security Architect
6 8 (4.00%) Senior Developer
7 7 (3.50%) Analyst
7 7 (3.50%) Cisco Engineer
7 7 (3.50%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 7 (3.50%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (3.50%) Network Architect
7 7 (3.50%) Solutions Architect
8 6 (3.00%) Cloud Engineer
8 6 (3.00%) Middleware Engineer
8 6 (3.00%) Network Security Engineer
8 6 (3.00%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (12.00%) REST
2 23 (11.50%) SOAP
3 20 (10.00%) Node.js
3 20 (10.00%) Web Services
4 18 (9.00%) LDAP
4 18 (9.00%) XML
5 16 (8.00%) RESTful
6 15 (7.50%) SAML
6 15 (7.50%) Spring
7 14 (7.00%) Kafka
7 14 (7.00%) Middleware
8 13 (6.50%) AngularJS
9 12 (6.00%) HTML
10 11 (5.50%) J2EE
10 11 (5.50%) Spring Boot
11 10 (5.00%) .NET
12 9 (4.50%) CSS
13 8 (4.00%) OAuth
13 8 (4.00%) WebSphere MQ
14 7 (3.50%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.50%) Data Centre
2 14 (7.00%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (7.00%) Clustering
3 13 (6.50%) Management Information System
3 13 (6.50%) PKI
4 7 (3.50%) Algorithms
5 6 (3.00%) Data Structures
5 6 (3.00%) Internet of Things
5 6 (3.00%) Public Cloud
6 4 (2.00%) Mobile App
6 4 (2.00%) User Experience
7 3 (1.50%) Animation
7 3 (1.50%) Derivative
7 3 (1.50%) Device Driver
7 3 (1.50%) Fixed Income
7 3 (1.50%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 3 (1.50%) N-Tier
7 3 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
8 2 (1.00%) EFT
8 2 (1.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 63 (31.50%) Linux
2 36 (18.00%) Windows
3 22 (11.00%) Unix
4 10 (5.00%) Windows Server
5 8 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (3.50%) Android
6 7 (3.50%) Solaris
7 4 (2.00%) VMS
8 3 (1.50%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.50%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (1.50%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.00%) Amazon Linux
9 2 (1.00%) CentOS
9 2 (1.00%) Mac OS X
9 2 (1.00%) SUSE
9 2 (1.00%) Windows 10
9 2 (1.00%) Windows Phone
9 2 (1.00%) Windows Server 2016
9 2 (1.00%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.00%) DevOps
2 42 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (11.50%) Scrum
4 22 (11.00%) ITIL
5 21 (10.50%) Problem-Solving
6 19 (9.50%) Continuous Integration
6 19 (9.50%) Migration
7 18 (9.00%) Microservices
8 16 (8.00%) Test Automation
9 15 (7.50%) Configuration Management
10 14 (7.00%) Software Engineering
11 13 (6.50%) Capacity Planning
11 13 (6.50%) Kanban
11 13 (6.50%) Mentoring
11 13 (6.50%) Open Source
11 13 (6.50%) TDD
12 12 (6.00%) Analytics
13 11 (5.50%) Coaching
13 11 (5.50%) Performance Monitoring
13 11 (5.50%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 50 (25.00%) Java
2 41 (20.50%) Python
3 27 (13.50%) JavaScript
4 25 (12.50%) SQL
5 21 (10.50%) Bash Shell
5 21 (10.50%) Shell Script
6 17 (8.50%) PHP
7 16 (8.00%) Perl
8 12 (6.00%) PowerShell
9 9 (4.50%) Go
9 9 (4.50%) TypeScript
10 8 (4.00%) Java 8
10 8 (4.00%) Scala
11 7 (3.50%) PL/SQL
12 6 (3.00%) C
12 6 (3.00%) C#
13 5 (2.50%) Haskell
14 4 (2.00%) Apex Code
14 4 (2.00%) Groovy
14 4 (2.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 30 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
2 21 (10.50%) CCNP
3 16 (8.00%) Security Cleared
4 15 (7.50%) SC Cleared
5 12 (6.00%) CCNA
6 9 (4.50%) Degree
7 7 (3.50%) CISSP
8 5 (2.50%) CISM
8 5 (2.50%) Microsoft Certification
9 4 (2.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 3 (1.50%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 3 (1.50%) CCSP
10 3 (1.50%) MCSE
11 2 (1.00%) CCIE
11 2 (1.00%) CREST Certified
11 2 (1.00%) GCFA
11 2 (1.00%) GCIA
11 2 (1.00%) GCIH
11 2 (1.00%) RHCE
11 2 (1.00%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (4.50%) SLA
2 5 (2.50%) NIST
2 5 (2.50%) QA
3 3 (1.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.50%) PCI DSS
3 3 (1.50%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 2 (1.00%) COBIT
4 2 (1.00%) GDPR
4 2 (1.00%) WCAG
5 1 (0.50%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.50%) NCSC
System Software
1 26 (13.00%) Active Directory
1 26 (13.00%) Docker
2 24 (12.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 9 (4.50%) Postfix
3 9 (4.50%) qmail
4 8 (4.00%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (2.50%) Firmware
5 5 (2.50%) Xen
6 4 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
7 3 (1.50%) KVM
7 3 (1.50%) NFS
7 3 (1.50%) Samba
7 3 (1.50%) vSphere
8 2 (1.00%) OCFS2
8 2 (1.00%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.00%) Terminal Server
8 2 (1.00%) vCloud
8 2 (1.00%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.00%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (1.00%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 28 (14.00%) Kubernetes
2 18 (9.00%) Terraform
3 11 (5.50%) Puppet
4 10 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (5.00%) Single Sign-On
5 9 (4.50%) Ansible
6 8 (4.00%) HP NNM
7 7 (3.50%) Grafana
8 5 (2.50%) PingFederate
9 4 (2.00%) Cisco Prime
9 4 (2.00%) FortiGate
9 4 (2.00%) Kibana
10 3 (1.50%) Nagios
10 3 (1.50%) Oozie
10 3 (1.50%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (1.50%) SolarWinds Orion
10 3 (1.50%) ZABBIX
11 2 (1.00%) HP Fortify
11 2 (1.00%) Salt
11 2 (1.00%) SELinux
Vendors
1 47 (23.50%) Cisco
2 39 (19.50%) Microsoft
3 32 (16.00%) VMware
4 30 (15.00%) Oracle
5 25 (12.50%) F5
6 22 (11.00%) Juniper
7 15 (7.50%) HP
8 14 (7.00%) IBM
9 13 (6.50%) Google
10 11 (5.50%) Red Hat
11 9 (4.50%) Blue Coat
11 9 (4.50%) CheckPoint
11 9 (4.50%) Riverbed
12 8 (4.00%) New Relic
12 8 (4.00%) Palo Alto
13 7 (3.50%) Dynatrace
13 7 (3.50%) Fortinet
13 7 (3.50%) Ivanti
13 7 (3.50%) Splunk
13 7 (3.50%) Xerox