Period
to 1 October 2020

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 1 October 2020 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
1 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 314 456 358
Rank change year-on-year +142 -98 +14
Contract jobs citing SSL 160 360 673
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.62% 0.45% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.56% 3.41% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 113 236 454
Median daily rate £520 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +2.56% -2.50%
10th Percentile £338 £342 £300
90th Percentile £649 £688 £625
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £488
% change year-on-year - +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 11 12
Median hourly rate £40.00 £25.12 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +59.24% -3.38% -16.13%
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £25.12 £26.00
% change year-on-year +59.24% -3.38% -16.13%

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 3,512 10,560 12,341
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.55% 13.19% 13.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,055 6,483 7,513
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £629 £610 £613
UK median daily rate £435 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.35% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 516 629
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.33% +25.60% +6.95%
10th Percentile £14.35 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £26.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year +30.84% +33.75% +3.20%

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 1 October 2020.

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 1 October 2020. 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 +186 94 £550 - 3
North of England +67 29 £488 -7.14% 8
Yorkshire +74 21 £501 +0.10% 1
South East +147 20 £415 -7.78% 8
South West +95 10 £308 -29.71% 4
East of England +94 5 £525 +28.05% 4
North West +47 5 £350 -36.36% 6
North East +31 3 £394 -2.72% 1
Midlands +60 1 £400 -10.11% 3
West Midlands +44 1 £400 -10.61% 2
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 1 October 2020, 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 82 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
2 77 (48.13%) AWS
3 70 (43.75%) DNS
4 69 (43.13%) Java
5 60 (37.50%) Firewall
6 55 (34.38%) Docker
7 53 (33.13%) SQL
8 51 (31.88%) GCP
9 48 (30.00%) HTTP
10 47 (29.38%) TCP/IP
10 47 (29.38%) Continuous Integration
11 46 (28.75%) Azure
11 46 (28.75%) Test Automation
11 46 (28.75%) Kubernetes
12 45 (28.13%) DevOps
12 45 (28.13%) Finance
13 44 (27.50%) Spring
14 43 (26.88%) Software Engineering
15 40 (25.00%) F5
15 40 (25.00%) Splunk
16 39 (24.38%) Jenkins
17 37 (23.13%) Microservices
18 36 (22.50%) Git (software)
19 35 (21.88%) HTTPS
19 35 (21.88%) Linux
20 34 (21.25%) Scrum
21 33 (20.63%) Python
22 32 (20.00%) Windows
23 30 (18.75%) JIRA
23 30 (18.75%) Puppet

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 (18.13%) Confluence
2 28 (17.50%) Apache
2 28 (17.50%) Apache Spark
3 19 (11.88%) Tomcat
4 17 (10.63%) Cloud Foundry
5 13 (8.13%) Mule
6 12 (7.50%) Apache Solr
7 9 (5.63%) nginx
8 6 (3.75%) IIS
8 6 (3.75%) JBoss
8 6 (3.75%) WebSphere
9 4 (2.50%) OpenStack
9 4 (2.50%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 4 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
10 3 (1.88%) SAS
10 3 (1.88%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.25%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (1.25%) IBM HTTP Server
11 2 (1.25%) MS Exchange
11 2 (1.25%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 5 (3.13%) Magento
2 1 (0.63%) Dynamics GP
Cloud Services
1 77 (48.13%) AWS
2 51 (31.88%) GCP
3 46 (28.75%) Azure
4 22 (13.75%) Slack
5 19 (11.88%) GitHub
6 15 (9.38%) SaaS
7 13 (8.13%) npm
8 8 (5.00%) PaaS
9 6 (3.75%) Amazon EC2
10 5 (3.13%) Google Analytics
10 5 (3.13%) Office 365
11 4 (2.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 3 (1.88%) Datadog
13 2 (1.25%) Amazon GuardDuty
13 2 (1.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
13 2 (1.25%) Cloud Computing
13 2 (1.25%) Google App Engine
13 2 (1.25%) Heroku
13 2 (1.25%) OpenShift
13 2 (1.25%) Power Platform
Communications & Networking
1 70 (43.75%) DNS
2 60 (37.50%) Firewall
3 48 (30.00%) HTTP
4 47 (29.38%) TCP/IP
5 35 (21.88%) HTTPS
6 23 (14.38%) VPN
7 18 (11.25%) Reverse Proxy
8 14 (8.75%) DHCP
8 14 (8.75%) Network Security
8 14 (8.75%) SNMP
9 12 (7.50%) BGP
9 12 (7.50%) IPsec
10 11 (6.88%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 11 (6.88%) MPLS
11 10 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
11 10 (6.25%) Internet
11 10 (6.25%) SAN
12 9 (5.63%) LAN
12 9 (5.63%) VLAN
12 9 (5.63%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (17.50%) NoSQL
2 19 (11.88%) SQL Server
3 14 (8.75%) Relational Database
4 13 (8.13%) SQL Server 2016
5 11 (6.88%) MySQL
6 10 (6.25%) Hadoop
7 9 (5.63%) MongoDB
8 8 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
9 5 (3.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 4 (2.50%) Big Data
10 4 (2.50%) Cosmos DB
10 4 (2.50%) Redis
11 3 (1.88%) DataStage
11 3 (1.88%) HBase
12 2 (1.25%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (1.25%) Apache Hive
12 2 (1.25%) Data Warehouse
12 2 (1.25%) Geospatial Data
12 2 (1.25%) MariaDB
12 2 (1.25%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 39 (24.38%) Jenkins
2 36 (22.50%) Git (software)
3 30 (18.75%) JIRA
4 23 (14.38%) Sonatype Nexus
5 18 (11.25%) JUnit
5 18 (11.25%) Selenium
6 17 (10.63%) Maven
7 13 (8.13%) Mockito
8 8 (5.00%) Cucumber
9 7 (4.38%) Gatling
10 6 (3.75%) Subversion
11 5 (3.13%) SoapUI
12 3 (1.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
12 3 (1.88%) JMeter
12 3 (1.88%) TeamCity
12 3 (1.88%) Zephyr
13 2 (1.25%) CF BOSH
13 2 (1.25%) Team Foundation Server
13 2 (1.25%) Travis CI
14 1 (0.63%) Visual Studio Team System
General
1 45 (28.13%) Finance
2 14 (8.75%) Banking
3 8 (5.00%) Public Sector
4 5 (3.13%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.25%) Legal
5 2 (1.25%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.63%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.63%) Law
6 1 (0.63%) Local Government
6 1 (0.63%) Mandarin Language
6 1 (0.63%) Marketing
6 1 (0.63%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 35 (21.88%) Developer
2 27 (16.88%) Java Developer
3 26 (16.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 19 (11.88%) Network Engineer
5 10 (6.25%) Architect
6 9 (5.63%) Analyst
6 9 (5.63%) Support Engineer
7 8 (5.00%) Network Security Engineer
7 8 (5.00%) Security Engineer
8 7 (4.38%) Consultant
8 7 (4.38%) Project Manager
8 7 (4.38%) Security Architect
9 6 (3.75%) Applications Architect
9 6 (3.75%) Azure Engineer
9 6 (3.75%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 6 (3.75%) Senior Network Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) Applications Support
10 5 (3.13%) Azure DevOps Engineer
10 5 (3.13%) Programme Manager
10 5 (3.13%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (27.50%) Spring
2 28 (17.50%) JAAS
2 28 (17.50%) Spring Security
3 26 (16.25%) Kafka
4 25 (15.63%) Guice
5 23 (14.38%) RESTful
6 22 (13.75%) REST
7 21 (13.13%) Node.js
8 19 (11.88%) JSON
9 16 (10.00%) RabbitMQ
10 15 (9.38%) Spring Boot
11 14 (8.75%) Middleware
11 14 (8.75%) WireMock
12 13 (8.13%) Enzyme
12 13 (8.13%) Jest
12 13 (8.13%) Redux
13 12 (7.50%) Express
14 11 (6.88%) LDAP
15 10 (6.25%) XML
16 7 (4.38%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 16 (10.00%) Data Centre
2 13 (8.13%) Mobile App
3 10 (6.25%) PKI
4 9 (5.63%) Virtual Team
5 8 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (4.38%) Linux Command Line
7 6 (3.75%) Self-Motivation
7 6 (3.75%) User Experience
8 5 (3.13%) Algorithms
8 5 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
9 4 (2.50%) Hybrid Cloud
10 3 (1.88%) Management Information System
11 2 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (1.25%) DataPower
11 2 (1.25%) Replication
11 2 (1.25%) Video Conferencing
12 1 (0.63%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 1 (0.63%) Enterprise Cloud
12 1 (0.63%) Oracle Licensing
12 1 (0.63%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 35 (21.88%) Linux
2 32 (20.00%) Windows
3 16 (10.00%) Windows Server
4 14 (8.75%) Windows Server 2016
5 7 (4.38%) Unix
6 5 (3.13%) CentOS
6 5 (3.13%) Ubuntu
7 4 (2.50%) Check Point GAiA
7 4 (2.50%) Debian
7 4 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.88%) Solaris
9 2 (1.25%) SUSE
9 2 (1.25%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.63%) Data ONTAP
10 1 (0.63%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 82 (51.25%) Agile Software Development
2 47 (29.38%) Continuous Integration
3 46 (28.75%) Test Automation
4 45 (28.13%) DevOps
5 43 (26.88%) Software Engineering
6 37 (23.13%) Microservices
7 34 (21.25%) Scrum
8 29 (18.13%) Continuous Delivery
8 29 (18.13%) Load Balancing
9 27 (16.88%) Kanban
10 26 (16.25%) AOP
10 26 (16.25%) Dependency Injection
10 26 (16.25%) SDLC
11 25 (15.63%) Problem-Solving
12 23 (14.38%) Continuous Improvement
13 22 (13.75%) Open Source
14 21 (13.13%) ITIL
15 19 (11.88%) Cybersecurity
16 18 (11.25%) Deployment Automation
17 17 (10.63%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 69 (43.13%) Java
2 53 (33.13%) SQL
3 33 (20.63%) Python
4 29 (18.13%) Scala
5 23 (14.38%) Java 8
6 20 (12.50%) Kotlin
7 17 (10.63%) PowerShell
8 13 (8.13%) ES6
9 11 (6.88%) Perl
9 11 (6.88%) Shell Script
10 8 (5.00%) PHP
10 8 (5.00%) Ruby
11 6 (3.75%) JavaScript
12 4 (2.50%) Bash Shell
12 4 (2.50%) R
13 3 (1.88%) C
14 2 (1.25%) C#
15 1 (0.63%) Korn
15 1 (0.63%) T-SQL
15 1 (0.63%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (11.25%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.63%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (9.38%) CCNP
3 15 (9.38%) SC Cleared
4 8 (5.00%) CCNA
5 4 (2.50%) CCIE
6 3 (1.88%) CEH
6 3 (1.88%) CISSP
6 3 (1.88%) MCSE
6 3 (1.88%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.25%) CCDP
7 2 (1.25%) CEPT
7 2 (1.25%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (1.25%) Degree
7 2 (1.25%) DV Cleared
7 2 (1.25%) GPEN
8 1 (0.63%) CCDA
8 1 (0.63%) CESG Certified Professional
8 1 (0.63%) CREST Certified
8 1 (0.63%) VCP6
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (10.63%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 14 (8.75%) GDPR
3 13 (8.13%) Cyber Essentials
3 13 (8.13%) HIPAA
4 11 (6.88%) SLA
5 10 (6.25%) QA
6 5 (3.13%) WCAG
7 4 (2.50%) PCI DSS
8 2 (1.25%) NCSC
8 2 (1.25%) NIST
9 1 (0.63%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.63%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.63%) NIST 800
9 1 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 55 (34.38%) Docker
2 20 (12.50%) Active Directory
3 9 (5.63%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (1.88%) VMware ESXi
4 3 (1.88%) vSphere
5 2 (1.25%) PowerDNS
5 2 (1.25%) ProxySG
5 2 (1.25%) vCloud
5 2 (1.25%) VMware NSX
5 2 (1.25%) Xen
5 2 (1.25%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.63%) BitLocker
6 1 (0.63%) Firmware
6 1 (0.63%) HDFS
6 1 (0.63%) Snort
6 1 (0.63%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (0.63%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 46 (28.75%) Kubernetes
2 30 (18.75%) Puppet
3 28 (17.50%) Ansible
4 21 (13.13%) Opscode Chef
4 21 (13.13%) Prometheus
4 21 (13.13%) Zipkin
5 9 (5.63%) Terraform
6 5 (3.13%) Grafana
6 5 (3.13%) Kibana
7 4 (2.50%) Cisco CUCM
7 4 (2.50%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (2.50%) Nagios
7 4 (2.50%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.88%) Packer
9 2 (1.25%) Cacti
9 2 (1.25%) Consul
9 2 (1.25%) FortiGate
9 2 (1.25%) Graphite
9 2 (1.25%) HAProxy
9 2 (1.25%) logstash
Vendors
1 40 (25.00%) F5
1 40 (25.00%) Splunk
2 26 (16.25%) Cisco
3 23 (14.38%) AppDynamics
4 20 (12.50%) CheckPoint
5 17 (10.63%) Juniper
5 17 (10.63%) VMware
6 16 (10.00%) Blue Coat
7 11 (6.88%) Google
7 11 (6.88%) Microsoft
8 10 (6.25%) Palo Alto
9 9 (5.63%) Meraki
9 9 (5.63%) Oracle
10 8 (5.00%) Citrix
10 8 (5.00%) Fortinet
11 6 (3.75%) LogicMonitor
11 6 (3.75%) Veracode
12 5 (3.13%) SolarWinds
13 4 (2.50%) Infoblox
13 4 (2.50%) WSO2