Period
to 26 June 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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 422 340 333
Rank change year-on-year -82 -7 -30
Contract jobs citing SSL 456 660 631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.55% 0.72% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.33% 5.37% 5.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 294 433 432
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +13.10%
10th Percentile £361 £300 £338
90th Percentile £638 £650 £599
UK median daily rate £510 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.00% +5.26% +15.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 5
England median hourly rate £25.67 £29.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.48% +70.59% -57.50%
10th Percentile £22.25 £15.00 £13.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £36.50 £27.97
UK median hourly rate £25.67 £29.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -11.48% +70.59% -58.02%

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 10,528 12,281 11,825
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.65% 13.35% 13.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,511 7,537 7,192
England median daily rate £432 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.53% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £206 £206 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 487 669 668
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.08 £19.44 £20.00
% change year-on-year +8.41% -2.80% -23.08%

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 26 June 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 -95 189 £550 - 6
North of England +33 92 £544 +24.29% 3
South East -13 84 £450 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire +24 52 £525 +15.51%
Midlands +18 48 £500 +11.11% 1
West Midlands +13 41 £500 -2.91% 1
North West +47 39 £550 +69.23% 2
East of England -32 20 £400 +10.34% 4
South West -24 19 £475 +5.56% 1
East Midlands +16 7 £400 -2.44%
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 26 June 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.

1 270 (59.21%) Linux
2 216 (47.37%) TCP/IP
3 191 (41.89%) HTTP
3 191 (41.89%) DNS
4 187 (41.01%) Java
5 184 (40.35%) DevOps
6 162 (35.53%) Configuration Management
7 147 (32.24%) Continuous Integration
7 147 (32.24%) Jenkins
8 142 (31.14%) Amazon AWS
9 131 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
10 130 (28.51%) Puppet
11 129 (28.29%) IPsec
12 126 (27.63%) Open Source
13 124 (27.19%) Firewall
14 121 (26.54%) DHCP
15 120 (26.32%) Microsoft
16 113 (24.78%) Git (software)
17 107 (23.46%) FTP
18 105 (23.03%) Microservices
18 105 (23.03%) Docker
19 97 (21.27%) VPN
20 91 (19.96%) Windows
21 88 (19.30%) Cisco
22 86 (18.86%) MongoDB
23 85 (18.64%) Python
24 82 (17.98%) VMware
25 78 (17.11%) Apache
26 76 (16.67%) Test Automation
26 76 (16.67%) Travis CI

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 78 (17.11%) Apache
2 73 (16.01%) nginx
3 68 (14.91%) IIS
3 68 (14.91%) Tomcat
4 39 (8.55%) WebSphere
5 32 (7.02%) JBoss
6 30 (6.58%) Jetty
6 30 (6.58%) Mongrel
7 25 (5.48%) WebLogic
8 16 (3.51%) MS Exchange
9 14 (3.07%) Apache Spark
10 11 (2.41%) IBM Domino
11 9 (1.97%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (1.75%) OpenStack
13 7 (1.54%) Confluence
13 7 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 5 (1.10%) GlassFish
14 5 (1.10%) SharePoint
14 5 (1.10%) Skype for Business
15 4 (0.88%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 14 (3.07%) Microsoft Office
2 11 (2.41%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.97%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.22%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.22%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (0.88%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (0.66%) assyst
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.22%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 142 (31.14%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (15.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (9.43%) Amazon EC2
4 38 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
5 31 (6.80%) Google App Engine
6 24 (5.26%) OpenShift
7 23 (5.04%) Apigee
8 15 (3.29%) Office 365
9 12 (2.63%) Serverless
10 11 (2.41%) Azure Active Directory
10 11 (2.41%) GitHub
11 10 (2.19%) Amazon S3
11 10 (2.19%) AWS Lambda
11 10 (2.19%) G Suite
11 10 (2.19%) Google Analytics
11 10 (2.19%) PaaS
12 9 (1.97%) Amazon SQS
12 9 (1.97%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 5 (1.10%) Cloud Computing
14 4 (0.88%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 216 (47.37%) TCP/IP
2 191 (41.89%) DNS
2 191 (41.89%) HTTP
3 129 (28.29%) IPsec
4 124 (27.19%) Firewall
5 121 (26.54%) DHCP
6 107 (23.46%) FTP
7 97 (21.27%) VPN
8 45 (9.87%) WAN
9 43 (9.43%) Network Security
10 31 (6.80%) LAN
11 26 (5.70%) SMTP
12 25 (5.48%) BGP
12 25 (5.48%) Kerberos
12 25 (5.48%) OSPF
13 24 (5.26%) Internet
13 24 (5.26%) SNMP
14 22 (4.82%) MPLS
15 20 (4.39%) Cisco ASA
15 20 (4.39%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 86 (18.86%) MongoDB
2 64 (14.04%) MySQL
3 61 (13.38%) NoSQL
4 59 (12.94%) Relational Database
5 50 (10.96%) RDBMS
6 31 (6.80%) SQL Server
7 25 (5.48%) PostgreSQL
8 18 (3.95%) Big Data
9 12 (2.63%) Apache Cassandra
10 11 (2.41%) Apache Hive
11 10 (2.19%) Impala
11 10 (2.19%) Pentaho
12 8 (1.75%) Oracle Database
13 7 (1.54%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database 11g
14 4 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
15 3 (0.66%) DB2
15 3 (0.66%) GIS
15 3 (0.66%) Redis
16 2 (0.44%) Hazelcast
Development Applications
1 147 (32.24%) Jenkins
2 113 (24.78%) Git (software)
3 76 (16.67%) Travis CI
4 38 (8.33%) gulp
5 25 (5.48%) Gatling
6 21 (4.61%) Gradle
7 18 (3.95%) Artifactory
7 18 (3.95%) GitLab
7 18 (3.95%) JIRA
7 18 (3.95%) Maven
8 17 (3.73%) Selenium
9 15 (3.29%) Ant
9 15 (3.29%) Geb
9 15 (3.29%) Spock
10 14 (3.07%) Cucumber
10 14 (3.07%) JUnit
11 13 (2.85%) Eclipse
11 13 (2.85%) Subversion
12 12 (2.63%) IntelliJ
13 10 (2.19%) Sublime Text
General
1 44 (9.65%) Finance
2 22 (4.82%) Telecoms
3 20 (4.39%) Retail
4 18 (3.95%) Banking
5 7 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 6 (1.32%) Pharmaceutical
7 5 (1.10%) Automotive
8 4 (0.88%) Legal
8 4 (0.88%) Marketing
9 2 (0.44%) Advertising
9 2 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 2 (0.44%) Publishing
10 1 (0.22%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.22%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 84 (18.42%) DevOps Engineer
2 82 (17.98%) Developer
3 60 (13.16%) Network Engineer
4 27 (5.92%) Security Engineer
5 26 (5.70%) Java Developer
6 23 (5.04%) Consultant
7 21 (4.61%) Cisco Engineer
8 20 (4.39%) Analyst
9 19 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 19 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
10 18 (3.95%) Network Security Engineer
10 18 (3.95%) Senior DevOps
11 17 (3.73%) Architect
12 16 (3.51%) AWS Engineer
12 16 (3.51%) Web Engineer
13 15 (3.29%) Administrator
13 15 (3.29%) Senior Developer
14 14 (3.07%) Support Engineer
15 12 (2.63%) Platform Engineer
15 12 (2.63%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 71 (15.57%) .NET
2 54 (11.84%) Node.js
3 52 (11.40%) REST
4 50 (10.96%) SOAP
5 48 (10.53%) HTML
5 48 (10.53%) J2EE
5 48 (10.53%) LDAP
6 47 (10.31%) Web Services
7 41 (8.99%) Servlets
8 40 (8.77%) Spring
9 39 (8.55%) XML
10 37 (8.11%) CSS
11 36 (7.89%) HTML5
12 32 (7.02%) OAuth
13 30 (6.58%) Middleware
14 28 (6.14%) AngularJS
14 28 (6.14%) JSON
15 22 (4.82%) OAuth2
16 20 (4.39%) SAML
17 19 (4.17%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 39 (8.55%) Data Centre
2 29 (6.36%) Analytical Skills
3 26 (5.70%) PKI
4 21 (4.61%) Management Information System
5 14 (3.07%) Clustering
6 13 (2.85%) DataPower
6 13 (2.85%) Enterprise Software
7 11 (2.41%) Client/Server
7 11 (2.41%) Security Operations Centre
8 10 (2.19%) Mobile App
9 9 (1.97%) Public Cloud
10 7 (1.54%) Replication
10 7 (1.54%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (1.32%) CMDB
11 6 (1.32%) N-Tier
12 4 (0.88%) Hybrid Cloud
12 4 (0.88%) RSA SecurID
12 4 (0.88%) Smartphone
13 3 (0.66%) Cyberthreat
13 3 (0.66%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 270 (59.21%) Linux
2 91 (19.96%) Windows
3 65 (14.25%) Unix
4 31 (6.80%) Windows Server
5 29 (6.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 15 (3.29%) Ubuntu
7 13 (2.85%) Windows 10
8 12 (2.63%) Android
9 11 (2.41%) AIX
9 11 (2.41%) Apple iOS
9 11 (2.41%) CentOS
9 11 (2.41%) Solaris
9 11 (2.41%) Windows 7
10 10 (2.19%) Windows Server 2012
11 9 (1.97%) Debian
11 9 (1.97%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 5 (1.10%) VMS
12 5 (1.10%) Windows Server 2008
13 3 (0.66%) Mac OS X
13 3 (0.66%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 184 (40.35%) DevOps
2 162 (35.53%) Configuration Management
3 147 (32.24%) Continuous Integration
4 131 (28.73%) Agile Software Development
5 126 (27.63%) Open Source
6 105 (23.03%) Microservices
7 76 (16.67%) Test Automation
8 54 (11.84%) ITIL
9 53 (11.62%) Problem-Solving
10 44 (9.65%) Target Operating Model
10 44 (9.65%) Thought Leadership
11 40 (8.77%) OO
11 40 (8.77%) OOP
12 28 (6.14%) Kalman Filter
12 28 (6.14%) Migration
12 28 (6.14%) Performance Tuning
13 26 (5.70%) Disaster Recovery
14 24 (5.26%) Software Engineering
14 24 (5.26%) TDD
15 23 (5.04%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 187 (41.01%) Java
2 85 (18.64%) Python
3 60 (13.16%) SQL
4 59 (12.94%) JavaScript
5 42 (9.21%) Ruby
6 40 (8.77%) PowerShell
7 31 (6.80%) Bash Shell
8 30 (6.58%) C#
8 30 (6.58%) Shell Script
9 26 (5.70%) Perl
10 21 (4.61%) ES6
10 21 (4.61%) Java 8
11 16 (3.51%) TypeScript
12 12 (2.63%) Scala
13 10 (2.19%) C
13 10 (2.19%) Groovy
14 9 (1.97%) Haskell
15 8 (1.75%) PHP
16 7 (1.54%) PL/SQL
17 5 (1.10%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 47 (10.31%) Cisco Certification
2 42 (9.21%) Security Cleared
3 36 (7.89%) CCNP
4 30 (6.58%) SC Cleared
5 26 (5.70%) Degree
6 24 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
7 18 (3.95%) CCNA
8 14 (3.07%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (2.63%) ITIL Certification
10 11 (2.41%) CCIE
11 10 (2.19%) MCSE
12 7 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
12 7 (1.54%) DBS Check
12 7 (1.54%) RHCSA
13 5 (1.10%) CISSP
14 4 (0.88%) CCSE
14 4 (0.88%) JNCIS
14 4 (0.88%) TOGAF Certification
15 3 (0.66%) BC Cleared
15 3 (0.66%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (2.85%) QA
2 8 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
2 8 (1.75%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.66%) SLA
4 2 (0.44%) GDPR
4 2 (0.44%) GxP
4 2 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.44%) NCSC
4 2 (0.44%) PSD2
5 1 (0.22%) COBIT
5 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.22%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.22%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.22%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.22%) NIST
5 1 (0.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 105 (23.03%) Docker
2 63 (13.82%) Active Directory
2 63 (13.82%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (12.50%) Virtual Machines
4 31 (6.80%) Xen
5 16 (3.51%) vSphere
6 12 (2.63%) BitLocker
7 9 (1.97%) Snort
7 9 (1.97%) Squid
8 8 (1.75%) Hyper-V
8 8 (1.75%) LXC
8 8 (1.75%) VMware Workstation
9 7 (1.54%) XenApp
10 6 (1.32%) XenDesktop
11 4 (0.88%) IAG
11 4 (0.88%) ProxySG
11 4 (0.88%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.66%) VMware ESXi
13 2 (0.44%) Firmware
13 2 (0.44%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 130 (28.51%) Puppet
2 73 (16.01%) Opscode Chef
3 72 (15.79%) Kubernetes
4 66 (14.47%) Ansible
5 49 (10.75%) Terraform
6 27 (5.92%) SCCM
7 20 (4.39%) Kibana
8 18 (3.95%) Single Sign-On
9 17 (3.73%) HAProxy
9 17 (3.73%) SCOM
10 16 (3.51%) Docker Swarm
11 12 (2.63%) FortiGate
12 11 (2.41%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 11 (2.41%) Grafana
12 11 (2.41%) Hadoop YARN
13 10 (2.19%) Packer
14 7 (1.54%) CA Single Sign-On
14 7 (1.54%) Salt
15 5 (1.10%) Istio
16 4 (0.88%) Opsview
Vendors
1 120 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 88 (19.30%) Cisco
3 82 (17.98%) VMware
4 56 (12.28%) Google
5 36 (7.89%) CheckPoint
6 35 (7.68%) IBM
7 30 (6.58%) Red Hat
8 28 (6.14%) F5
9 22 (4.82%) Oracle
10 21 (4.61%) Blue Coat
11 20 (4.39%) Juniper
12 18 (3.95%) Palo Alto
13 17 (3.73%) Dynatrace
14 16 (3.51%) Citrix
14 16 (3.51%) ServiceNow
15 15 (3.29%) IronPort
16 14 (3.07%) Cloudera
17 11 (2.41%) BMC
17 11 (2.41%) webMethods
18 10 (2.19%) Forcepoint