Period
to 18 January 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 18 January 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
18 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 373 425 324
Rank change year-on-year +52 -101 +50
Contract jobs citing SSL 162 305 718
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.48% 0.46% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 3.37% 6.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 128 203 481
Median daily rate £475 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -5.00% -
10th Percentile £301 £352 £340
90th Percentile £650 £700 £625
UK median daily rate £525 £475 £500
% change year-on-year +10.53% -5.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 6
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +66.67% -25.00%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year - +66.67% -25.00%

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 4,205 9,052 11,769
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.44% 13.76% 12.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,661 5,661 7,269
Median daily rate £425 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +3.66%
10th Percentile £200 £183 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £438 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +6.71% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 214 481 522
Median hourly rate £31.25 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +45.35% +19.44% -0.58%
10th Percentile £12.97 £13.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £18.00
% change year-on-year +44.44% +25.00% -2.04%

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 18 January 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 18 January 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 +84 69 £525 +2.44% 22
South East +123 38 £425 +2.66% 11
North of England +47 20 £394 -34.33% 9
South West +93 18 £425 +3.03% 4
Yorkshire +35 12 £408 -25.91% 5
Midlands +34 7 £388 -13.41% 5
East of England +70 6 £538 -7.33% 6
North West +49 5 £300 -54.72% 1
East Midlands +36 3 £350 -6.67% 1
West Midlands +26 3 £400 -25.93% 4
North East +18 3 £394 -35.80% 3
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 18 January 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 63 (38.89%) Firewall
2 60 (37.04%) Linux
3 59 (36.42%) DNS
4 50 (30.86%) DevOps
5 49 (30.25%) TCP/IP
6 47 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
7 46 (28.40%) HTTP
8 44 (27.16%) Python
9 42 (25.93%) VPN
10 41 (25.31%) AWS
11 39 (24.07%) Java
12 38 (23.46%) Jenkins
13 35 (21.60%) Cisco
13 35 (21.60%) Git (software)
14 33 (20.37%) Windows
15 31 (19.14%) Azure
16 28 (17.28%) Microsoft
16 28 (17.28%) DHCP
16 28 (17.28%) Docker
17 27 (16.67%) VMware
17 27 (16.67%) F5
18 26 (16.05%) Active Directory
19 25 (15.43%) WAN
19 25 (15.43%) Open Source
19 25 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
20 24 (14.81%) Test Automation
21 23 (14.20%) REST
21 23 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
21 23 (14.20%) Finance
21 23 (14.20%) Data Centre

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 21 (12.96%) Apache
2 16 (9.88%) Confluence
3 13 (8.02%) Tomcat
4 12 (7.41%) IIS
4 12 (7.41%) nginx
5 10 (6.17%) JBoss
6 8 (4.94%) Elasticsearch
7 6 (3.70%) Mule
7 6 (3.70%) WebLogic
7 6 (3.70%) WebSphere
8 5 (3.09%) Apache Spark
8 5 (3.09%) Cloud Foundry
8 5 (3.09%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (2.47%) SAS
10 2 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 2 (1.23%) Jetty
10 2 (1.23%) Mongrel
10 2 (1.23%) SharePoint 2010
10 2 (1.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (1.23%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.62%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 5 (3.09%) Magento
2 3 (1.85%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.62%) Dynamics GP
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle 11i
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.62%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 41 (25.31%) AWS
2 31 (19.14%) Azure
3 15 (9.26%) GitHub
4 12 (7.41%) GCP
5 9 (5.56%) PaaS
5 9 (5.56%) Slack
6 8 (4.94%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (4.32%) IaaS
8 6 (3.70%) Google Analytics
8 6 (3.70%) SaaS
9 5 (3.09%) npm
9 5 (3.09%) Office 365
9 5 (3.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 4 (2.47%) Amazon S3
11 3 (1.85%) Apigee
12 2 (1.23%) AWS CodePipeline
12 2 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
12 2 (1.23%) Azure ExpressRoute
12 2 (1.23%) Google App Engine
12 2 (1.23%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 63 (38.89%) Firewall
2 59 (36.42%) DNS
3 49 (30.25%) TCP/IP
4 46 (28.40%) HTTP
5 42 (25.93%) VPN
6 28 (17.28%) DHCP
7 25 (15.43%) WAN
8 19 (11.73%) Network Security
9 18 (11.11%) LAN
10 17 (10.49%) MPLS
10 17 (10.49%) OSPF
11 16 (9.88%) BGP
11 16 (9.88%) IPsec
12 13 (8.02%) FTP
13 12 (7.41%) HTTPS
13 12 (7.41%) Internet
13 12 (7.41%) SAN
13 12 (7.41%) Wireless
13 12 (7.41%) Wireshark
14 11 (6.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.49%) Relational Database
2 15 (9.26%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.17%) Hadoop
4 7 (4.32%) MySQL
5 5 (3.09%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (3.09%) NoSQL
5 5 (3.09%) RDBMS
5 5 (3.09%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.47%) Cosmos DB
6 4 (2.47%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.47%) Redis
7 3 (1.85%) Big Data
7 3 (1.85%) DataStage
7 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database
7 3 (1.85%) Oracle Database 11g
8 2 (1.23%) Amazon RDS
8 2 (1.23%) BigQuery
8 2 (1.23%) HBase
8 2 (1.23%) MariaDB
8 2 (1.23%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 38 (23.46%) Jenkins
2 35 (21.60%) Git (software)
3 21 (12.96%) JIRA
4 15 (9.26%) Sonatype Nexus
5 14 (8.64%) Selenium
6 13 (8.02%) Maven
7 9 (5.56%) Cucumber
7 9 (5.56%) Gatling
7 9 (5.56%) JUnit
8 7 (4.32%) GitLab
8 7 (4.32%) Subversion
9 5 (3.09%) Artifactory
9 5 (3.09%) Mockito
9 5 (3.09%) SonarQube
10 4 (2.47%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.85%) Bitbucket
11 3 (1.85%) Gradle
11 3 (1.85%) JMeter
11 3 (1.85%) Oracle APEX
11 3 (1.85%) Spock
General
1 23 (14.20%) Finance
2 10 (6.17%) Banking
3 8 (4.94%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.09%) Investment Banking
5 3 (1.85%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.23%) Legal
6 2 (1.23%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.62%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 21 (12.96%) Architect
1 21 (12.96%) Developer
1 21 (12.96%) Network Engineer
2 20 (12.35%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (7.41%) Security Engineer
4 10 (6.17%) Analyst
4 10 (6.17%) Consultant
4 10 (6.17%) Network Security Engineer
5 8 (4.94%) Linux Engineer
6 7 (4.32%) Java Developer
6 7 (4.32%) Systems Engineer
7 6 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (3.70%) Security Analyst
8 5 (3.09%) Administrator
8 5 (3.09%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 5 (3.09%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (3.09%) Solutions Architect
9 4 (2.47%) Middleware Engineer
9 4 (2.47%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.47%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (14.20%) REST
2 20 (12.35%) LDAP
3 19 (11.73%) Middleware
4 17 (10.49%) Node.js
5 15 (9.26%) SAML
6 14 (8.64%) Spring
7 13 (8.02%) JSON
8 12 (7.41%) SOAP
8 12 (7.41%) XML
9 11 (6.79%) Spring Boot
10 9 (5.56%) J2EE
10 9 (5.56%) YAML
11 8 (4.94%) .NET
11 8 (4.94%) AngularJS
11 8 (4.94%) HTML
11 8 (4.94%) Kafka
11 8 (4.94%) OAuth
11 8 (4.94%) WireMock
12 7 (4.32%) Play Framework
13 6 (3.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 23 (14.20%) Data Centre
2 16 (9.88%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (4.32%) Linux Command Line
4 6 (3.70%) Clustering
4 6 (3.70%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (3.70%) Internet of Things
4 6 (3.70%) Management Information System
4 6 (3.70%) PKI
4 6 (3.70%) Self-Motivation
5 5 (3.09%) User Experience
6 3 (1.85%) Public Cloud
6 3 (1.85%) Replication
7 2 (1.23%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (1.23%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.23%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 2 (1.23%) EFT
7 2 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (1.23%) Robotics
7 2 (1.23%) RSA SecurID
8 1 (0.62%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 60 (37.04%) Linux
2 33 (20.37%) Windows
3 21 (12.96%) Unix
4 9 (5.56%) Ubuntu
5 8 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (4.32%) Windows Server
7 6 (3.70%) Solaris
8 5 (3.09%) CentOS
9 4 (2.47%) Debian
9 4 (2.47%) VMS
10 3 (1.85%) Mac OS X
10 3 (1.85%) Windows Server 2016
11 2 (1.23%) Windows 10
11 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.23%) Windows XP
12 1 (0.62%) Data ONTAP
12 1 (0.62%) Oracle Linux
12 1 (0.62%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 50 (30.86%) DevOps
2 47 (29.01%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (15.43%) Open Source
3 25 (15.43%) Problem-Solving
4 24 (14.81%) Test Automation
5 23 (14.20%) Continuous Integration
6 22 (13.58%) Scrum
7 21 (12.96%) Migration
8 20 (12.35%) Microservices
9 18 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 17 (10.49%) Kanban
11 16 (9.88%) Analytics
11 16 (9.88%) Mentoring
12 15 (9.26%) Configuration Management
12 15 (9.26%) ITIL
12 15 (9.26%) Load Balancing
12 15 (9.26%) TDD
13 14 (8.64%) Continuous Improvement
14 13 (8.02%) Cybersecurity
14 13 (8.02%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 44 (27.16%) Python
2 39 (24.07%) Java
3 21 (12.96%) SQL
4 20 (12.35%) Perl
5 16 (9.88%) JavaScript
5 16 (9.88%) PowerShell
5 16 (9.88%) Shell Script
6 13 (8.02%) Bash Shell
7 8 (4.94%) Scala
8 6 (3.70%) PHP
9 5 (3.09%) C
9 5 (3.09%) C#
9 5 (3.09%) ES6
10 4 (2.47%) Groovy
10 4 (2.47%) T-SQL
11 3 (1.85%) Java 8
11 3 (1.85%) R
11 3 (1.85%) Ruby
11 3 (1.85%) TypeScript
12 2 (1.23%) Go
Qualifications
1 21 (12.96%) Cisco Certification
2 15 (9.26%) Security Cleared
3 13 (8.02%) CCNP
3 13 (8.02%) SC Cleared
4 11 (6.79%) CCNA
5 6 (3.70%) Degree
6 4 (2.47%) CISSP
7 3 (1.85%) CCIE
7 3 (1.85%) CISM
7 3 (1.85%) Microsoft Certification
8 2 (1.23%) (ISC)2 CCSP
8 2 (1.23%) CCSP
8 2 (1.23%) CREST Certified
8 2 (1.23%) GCFA
8 2 (1.23%) GCIA
8 2 (1.23%) GCIH
8 2 (1.23%) ISEB
8 2 (1.23%) ISEB Practitioner
9 1 (0.62%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
9 1 (0.62%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (6.17%) QA
2 8 (4.94%) SLA
3 7 (4.32%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 7 (4.32%) NIST
4 4 (2.47%) WCAG
5 3 (1.85%) GDPR
6 2 (1.23%) COBIT
6 2 (1.23%) Cyber Essentials
6 2 (1.23%) NCSC
7 1 (0.62%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.62%) ISO 9001
7 1 (0.62%) NIST 800
7 1 (0.62%) PCI DSS
7 1 (0.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 28 (17.28%) Docker
2 26 (16.05%) Active Directory
3 14 (8.64%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.70%) Virtual Machines
5 5 (3.09%) Firmware
6 4 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
6 4 (2.47%) Xen
7 3 (1.85%) vSphere
8 2 (1.23%) Hyper-V
8 2 (1.23%) KVM
8 2 (1.23%) NFS
8 2 (1.23%) Postfix
8 2 (1.23%) qmail
8 2 (1.23%) Samba
8 2 (1.23%) Sendmail
8 2 (1.23%) Veritas Cluster Server
8 2 (1.23%) Veritas Volume Manager
8 2 (1.23%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.23%) XenApp
8 2 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 20 (12.35%) Puppet
2 18 (11.11%) Kubernetes
3 17 (10.49%) Ansible
4 13 (8.02%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (7.41%) Terraform
6 11 (6.79%) Single Sign-On
7 9 (5.56%) Grafana
8 6 (3.70%) Kibana
9 4 (2.47%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.85%) BladeLogic
10 3 (1.85%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (1.85%) Hadoop YARN
10 3 (1.85%) HP ALM
10 3 (1.85%) HP Fortify
10 3 (1.85%) ITRS Geneos
10 3 (1.85%) Oracle RMAN
10 3 (1.85%) WebInspect
11 2 (1.23%) CSIRT
11 2 (1.23%) Failover Clustering
11 2 (1.23%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 35 (21.60%) Cisco
2 28 (17.28%) Microsoft
3 27 (16.67%) F5
3 27 (16.67%) VMware
4 18 (11.11%) Oracle
5 15 (9.26%) Juniper
6 14 (8.64%) Blue Coat
6 14 (8.64%) Splunk
7 13 (8.02%) CheckPoint
8 11 (6.79%) Google
9 9 (5.56%) Fortinet
9 9 (5.56%) HP
10 8 (4.94%) AppDynamics
10 8 (4.94%) Palo Alto
10 8 (4.94%) Riverbed
11 7 (4.32%) Citrix
11 7 (4.32%) EMC
11 7 (4.32%) Ivanti
11 7 (4.32%) Red Hat
11 7 (4.32%) ServiceNow