Period
to 12 November 2019

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 12 November 2019 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
12 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 492 334 388
Rank change year-on-year -158 +54 -89
Contract jobs citing SSL 293 719 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.38% 0.76% 0.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.87% 5.79% 4.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 171 474 401
England median daily rate £500 £475 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +14.29%
10th Percentile £363 £313 £313
90th Percentile £700 £625 £650
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £500
% change year-on-year +2.56% -2.50% +17.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 9 11
England median hourly rate £25.12 £29.00 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.38% -12.12% -8.33%
10th Percentile £21.64 £17.65 £13.11
90th Percentile £58.25 £34.30 £35.00
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £29.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year -13.38% -12.12% -9.59%

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 10,203 12,417 12,820
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.32% 13.21% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,207 7,512 7,884
England median daily rate £425 £425 £408
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
10th Percentile £193 £200 £195
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 529 572 661
England median hourly rate £25.68 £19.69 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.40% +3.64% -15.56%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £11.50
90th Percentile £53.75 £48.75 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £19.56
% change year-on-year +36.84% -2.88% -14.64%

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019.

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 12 November 2019. 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 -142 91 £550 +2.33% 31
North of England +26 81 £550 +27.54% 17
South East -39 49 £450 +5.88% 39
Midlands +7 37 £413 +0.61% 8
North West +24 32 £575 +40.24% 9
Yorkshire +2 32 £550 +29.41% 5
West Midlands +25 30 £413 +1.85% 7
South West +5 25 £425 +11.84% 7
North East +30 18 £410 -18.00% 3
East Midlands -4 7 £375 -8.54% 1
East of England -28 7 £525 +23.53% 13
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 2019, 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.

1 151 (51.54%) Linux
1 151 (51.54%) TCP/IP
2 141 (48.12%) HTTP
3 117 (39.93%) Java
4 111 (37.88%) DNS
5 95 (32.42%) AWS
6 94 (32.08%) DevOps
7 93 (31.74%) Jenkins
8 92 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
9 90 (30.72%) Continuous Integration
10 87 (29.69%) Configuration Management
11 86 (29.35%) Windows
12 85 (29.01%) Firewall
12 85 (29.01%) Git (software)
12 85 (29.01%) Puppet
13 74 (25.26%) Open Source
14 70 (23.89%) Cisco
15 64 (21.84%) VPN
15 64 (21.84%) DHCP
15 64 (21.84%) IPsec
16 63 (21.50%) Microsoft
17 62 (21.16%) Python
18 60 (20.48%) Microservices
19 57 (19.45%) Opscode Chef
20 56 (19.11%) Docker
21 55 (18.77%) REST
21 55 (18.77%) JavaScript
22 50 (17.06%) FTP
23 48 (16.38%) Security Cleared
24 47 (16.04%) Google

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 47 (16.04%) Apache
2 42 (14.33%) Tomcat
3 34 (11.60%) IIS
4 33 (11.26%) nginx
5 25 (8.53%) WebSphere
6 22 (7.51%) JBoss
7 19 (6.48%) Jetty
7 19 (6.48%) Mongrel
7 19 (6.48%) WebLogic
8 13 (4.44%) Confluence
9 12 (4.10%) Apache Spark
9 12 (4.10%) Elasticsearch
10 6 (2.05%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 4 (1.37%) GlassFish
12 3 (1.02%) SharePoint
12 3 (1.02%) WebSphere Application Server
13 2 (0.68%) CMS
13 2 (0.68%) EPiServer
13 2 (0.68%) JCAPS
14 1 (0.34%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 9 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.34%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.34%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (0.68%) RMDS
2 1 (0.34%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.34%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 95 (32.42%) AWS
2 40 (13.65%) Azure
3 30 (10.24%) GitHub
4 23 (7.85%) Google Analytics
5 22 (7.51%) GCP
6 20 (6.83%) Amazon EC2
7 18 (6.14%) Google App Engine
8 8 (2.73%) PaaS
8 8 (2.73%) Route 53
9 6 (2.05%) Apigee
9 6 (2.05%) SaaS
10 5 (1.71%) Office 365
10 5 (1.71%) OpenShift
10 5 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 4 (1.37%) Amazon SQS
12 3 (1.02%) Amazon S3
13 2 (0.68%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (0.68%) TestFlight
14 1 (0.34%) npm
14 1 (0.34%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 151 (51.54%) TCP/IP
2 141 (48.12%) HTTP
3 111 (37.88%) DNS
4 85 (29.01%) Firewall
5 64 (21.84%) DHCP
5 64 (21.84%) IPsec
5 64 (21.84%) VPN
6 50 (17.06%) FTP
7 37 (12.63%) WAN
8 30 (10.24%) BGP
9 26 (8.87%) MPLS
9 26 (8.87%) Network Security
9 26 (8.87%) VLAN
10 24 (8.19%) LAN
11 20 (6.83%) OSPF
12 19 (6.48%) Kerberos
13 18 (6.14%) HTTPS
13 18 (6.14%) Internet
13 18 (6.14%) SNMP
14 16 (5.46%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 47 (16.04%) MongoDB
2 36 (12.29%) MySQL
3 28 (9.56%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (7.51%) NoSQL
4 22 (7.51%) SQL Server
5 20 (6.83%) Relational Database
6 14 (4.78%) Apache Hive
7 12 (4.10%) Big Data
8 11 (3.75%) RDBMS
9 9 (3.07%) Oracle Database
10 8 (2.73%) Hadoop
11 7 (2.39%) Impala
11 7 (2.39%) Pentaho
12 6 (2.05%) Infinispan
13 5 (1.71%) Azure SQL Database
13 5 (1.71%) GIS
13 5 (1.71%) HBase
13 5 (1.71%) Redis
13 5 (1.71%) SQL Server 2016
14 4 (1.37%) Cosmos DB
Development Applications
1 93 (31.74%) Jenkins
2 85 (29.01%) Git (software)
3 34 (11.60%) Gatling
4 28 (9.56%) Cucumber
4 28 (9.56%) JUnit
4 28 (9.56%) Travis CI
5 27 (9.22%) Selenium
6 26 (8.87%) Subversion
7 18 (6.14%) Ant
8 16 (5.46%) JIRA
9 15 (5.12%) gulp
10 14 (4.78%) Eclipse
10 14 (4.78%) GitLab
11 12 (4.10%) Gradle
12 11 (3.75%) Geb
12 11 (3.75%) Spock
13 10 (3.41%) Artifactory
14 9 (3.07%) Grunt
14 9 (3.07%) Karma Test Runner
14 9 (3.07%) Sublime Text
General
1 24 (8.19%) Public Sector
2 21 (7.17%) Telecoms
3 20 (6.83%) Finance
4 7 (2.39%) Banking
5 4 (1.37%) Pharmaceutical
6 3 (1.02%) Automotive
6 3 (1.02%) Games
6 3 (1.02%) Legal
7 2 (0.68%) Financial Institution
7 2 (0.68%) Marketing
7 2 (0.68%) Military
7 2 (0.68%) Publishing
7 2 (0.68%) Retail
8 1 (0.34%) Front Office
8 1 (0.34%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.34%) Police
Job Titles
1 59 (20.14%) Developer
2 45 (15.36%) Network Engineer
3 43 (14.68%) DevOps Engineer
4 21 (7.17%) Java Developer
5 19 (6.48%) Administrator
6 16 (5.46%) Linux Engineer
7 14 (4.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 14 (4.78%) Security Engineer
8 12 (4.10%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 12 (4.10%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 12 (4.10%) Network Security Engineer
9 11 (3.75%) AWS Engineer
9 11 (3.75%) Site Engineer
9 11 (3.75%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 10 (3.41%) AWS DevOps
10 10 (3.41%) Cisco Engineer
10 10 (3.41%) Data Engineer
11 9 (3.07%) Analyst
11 9 (3.07%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 9 (3.07%) Cisco Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (18.77%) REST
2 45 (15.36%) J2EE
3 40 (13.65%) .NET
3 40 (13.65%) XML
4 36 (12.29%) Web Services
5 35 (11.95%) HTML
6 33 (11.26%) JSON
7 32 (10.92%) SOAP
8 31 (10.58%) CSS
9 28 (9.56%) Node.js
9 28 (9.56%) Servlets
10 27 (9.22%) HTML5
11 26 (8.87%) AngularJS
11 26 (8.87%) Spring
12 23 (7.85%) Gherkin
12 23 (7.85%) Play Framework
13 21 (7.17%) Kafka
13 21 (7.17%) OAuth
14 15 (5.12%) Middleware
14 15 (5.12%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 31 (10.58%) Data Centre
2 28 (9.56%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (4.44%) Clustering
4 10 (3.41%) PKI
5 8 (2.73%) Management Information System
6 7 (2.39%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (2.05%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (2.05%) Mainframe
7 6 (2.05%) RSA SecurID
8 5 (1.71%) Hybrid Cloud
8 5 (1.71%) Smartphone
9 4 (1.37%) Replication
10 3 (1.02%) Client/Server
10 3 (1.02%) DataPower
10 3 (1.02%) Mobile App
10 3 (1.02%) MPEG
10 3 (1.02%) NHS
11 2 (0.68%) Algorithms
11 2 (0.68%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 151 (51.54%) Linux
2 86 (29.35%) Windows
3 37 (12.63%) Unix
3 37 (12.63%) Windows Server
4 17 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 16 (5.46%) Ubuntu
6 10 (3.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 7 (2.39%) Debian
8 6 (2.05%) Mac OS
8 6 (2.05%) Solaris
8 6 (2.05%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 6 (2.05%) VMS
8 6 (2.05%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.05%) Windows Server 2008
9 4 (1.37%) Mac OS X
9 4 (1.37%) zOS
10 3 (1.02%) CentOS
10 3 (1.02%) Check Point GAiA
10 3 (1.02%) Windows Server 2003
11 2 (0.68%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (32.08%) DevOps
2 92 (31.40%) Agile Software Development
3 90 (30.72%) Continuous Integration
4 87 (29.69%) Configuration Management
5 74 (25.26%) Open Source
6 60 (20.48%) Microservices
7 37 (12.63%) Test Automation
8 29 (9.90%) Analytics
9 28 (9.56%) Problem-Solving
10 27 (9.22%) ITIL
10 27 (9.22%) Migration
11 24 (8.19%) Mentoring
12 23 (7.85%) Lean Software Development
13 22 (7.51%) Deployment Automation
14 20 (6.83%) Continuous Improvement
14 20 (6.83%) TDD
15 18 (6.14%) Project Delivery
15 18 (6.14%) Software Engineering
16 17 (5.80%) Line Management
17 16 (5.46%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 117 (39.93%) Java
2 62 (21.16%) Python
3 55 (18.77%) JavaScript
4 43 (14.68%) SQL
5 37 (12.63%) Ruby
6 24 (8.19%) Scala
7 23 (7.85%) Perl
8 22 (7.51%) Bash Shell
9 20 (6.83%) C#
10 15 (5.12%) Java 8
10 15 (5.12%) Shell Script
10 15 (5.12%) TypeScript
11 10 (3.41%) Go
11 10 (3.41%) PowerShell
12 9 (3.07%) Groovy
12 9 (3.07%) Haskell
13 8 (2.73%) PHP
14 4 (1.37%) C
14 4 (1.37%) ES6
15 3 (1.02%) R
Qualifications
1 48 (16.38%) Security Cleared
2 36 (12.29%) SC Cleared
3 32 (10.92%) Cisco Certification
4 24 (8.19%) CCNP
5 19 (6.48%) BPSS Clearance
5 19 (6.48%) Degree
6 15 (5.12%) CCNA
7 8 (2.73%) DBS Check
7 8 (2.73%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.39%) CCIE
8 7 (2.39%) ITIL Certification
9 5 (1.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 5 (1.71%) DV Cleared
9 5 (1.71%) MCSA
9 5 (1.71%) TOGAF Certification
10 4 (1.37%) CCIP
10 4 (1.37%) CCSE
10 4 (1.37%) JNCIE
10 4 (1.37%) MCSE
10 4 (1.37%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (4.78%) WCAG
2 8 (2.73%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (2.05%) SLA
4 4 (1.37%) PCI DSS
4 4 (1.37%) QA
5 3 (1.02%) HL7
6 2 (0.68%) COBIT
6 2 (0.68%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.68%) NIST
7 1 (0.34%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.34%) PSD2
7 1 (0.34%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.34%) SEPA
System Software
1 56 (19.11%) Docker
2 33 (11.26%) VMware Infrastructure
3 32 (10.92%) Active Directory
4 19 (6.48%) Xen
5 14 (4.78%) Virtual Machines
6 8 (2.73%) VMware ESXi
7 5 (1.71%) vSphere
8 4 (1.37%) Apache Flume
8 4 (1.37%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 3 (1.02%) HDFS
9 3 (1.02%) LXC
9 3 (1.02%) NFS
9 3 (1.02%) PowerDNS
10 2 (0.68%) DFS Replication
10 2 (0.68%) Firmware
10 2 (0.68%) VMware NSX
11 1 (0.34%) BitLocker
11 1 (0.34%) Gluster
11 1 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
11 1 (0.34%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 85 (29.01%) Puppet
2 57 (19.45%) Opscode Chef
3 45 (15.36%) Ansible
4 43 (14.68%) Kubernetes
4 43 (14.68%) Terraform
5 27 (9.22%) Kibana
6 24 (8.19%) Salt
7 23 (7.85%) Grafana
8 11 (3.75%) Docker Swarm
9 9 (3.07%) Hadoop YARN
10 4 (1.37%) Cisco CUCM
10 4 (1.37%) Consul
10 4 (1.37%) Mesos
10 4 (1.37%) NetBackup
10 4 (1.37%) Prometheus
11 3 (1.02%) Cisco UCCX
11 3 (1.02%) HAProxy
11 3 (1.02%) SCCM
11 3 (1.02%) vCenter Server
11 3 (1.02%) WSUS
Vendors
1 70 (23.89%) Cisco
2 63 (21.50%) Microsoft
3 47 (16.04%) Google
4 44 (15.02%) VMware
5 29 (9.90%) CheckPoint
6 25 (8.53%) Juniper
7 21 (7.17%) F5
8 18 (6.14%) Oracle
9 17 (5.80%) Blue Coat
10 16 (5.46%) Splunk
11 14 (4.78%) Palo Alto
12 13 (4.44%) Aruba
13 12 (4.10%) IBM
13 12 (4.10%) Meraki
13 12 (4.10%) Red Hat
14 8 (2.73%) Adobe
14 8 (2.73%) Fortinet
15 7 (2.39%) Cloudera
15 7 (2.39%) Lets Encrypt
15 7 (2.39%) webMethods