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 3 months to 28 June 2017 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 342 267 280
Rank change year-on-year -75 +13  
Contract jobs citing SSL 257 435 396
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.59% 0.88% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.30% 5.51% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 170 281 211
Median daily rate £500 £425 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.64% +15.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £510
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £345
% change year-on-year +26.00% +12.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 18
Median hourly rate £30.00 £36.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% -7.69%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

SSL is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 5978 7894 7394
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 13.83% 15.96% 14.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3557 4868 4239
Median daily rate £400 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £245 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 348 362 431
Median hourly rate £24.86 £28.00 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.21% +22.64%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing SSL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

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

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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -38 110 £500 +3.09% 17
East of England +28 44 £500 +42.85% 4
South East -36 35 £500 +21.95% 16
West Midlands +33 30 £475 +35.71% 3
North West +4 19 £163 -56.53% 7
Yorkshire -1 7 £463 +6.62% 2
East Midlands -12 6 £438 -28.86% 1
South West -23 5 £375 -6.25% 6
North East +41 1 - - 5
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SSL.

1 398 (63.48%) Linux
2 301 (48.01%) TCP/IP
3 298 (47.53%) HTTP
4 250 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
5 245 (39.07%) DevOps
6 201 (32.06%) Java
7 198 (31.58%) Puppet
8 196 (31.26%) Firewall
9 193 (30.78%) Git (software)
10 189 (30.14%) Python
11 188 (29.98%) Configuration Management
11 188 (29.98%) Jenkins
12 183 (29.19%) Continuous Integration
13 164 (26.16%) Open Source
14 154 (24.56%) DNS
15 151 (24.08%) Unix
16 143 (22.81%) Amazon AWS
17 142 (22.65%) Apache
18 130 (20.73%) Ansible
19 126 (20.10%) Windows
20 114 (18.18%) Perl
21 110 (17.54%) Opscode Chef
22 104 (16.59%) Ruby
22 104 (16.59%) Test Automation
23 101 (16.11%) VPN
24 100 (15.95%) Cisco
24 100 (15.95%) TDD
25 99 (15.79%) Finance
26 98 (15.63%) Oracle
26 98 (15.63%) Web Services

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
1 142 (22.65%) Apache
2 91 (14.51%) Tomcat
3 81 (12.92%) JBoss
4 59 (9.41%) nginx
4 59 (9.41%) WebSphere
5 45 (7.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 41 (6.54%) IIS
7 36 (5.74%) WebLogic
8 28 (4.47%) OpenStack
9 18 (2.87%) WebSphere Application Server
10 17 (2.71%) Jetty
10 17 (2.71%) Mongrel
11 13 (2.07%) CMS
11 13 (2.07%) Confluence
12 12 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
13 11 (1.75%) SharePoint
14 8 (1.28%) Skype for Business
15 6 (0.96%) Cloud Foundry
15 6 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
15 6 (0.96%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (1.12%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.48%) Microsoft Project
5 2 (0.32%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.16%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 10 (1.59%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 6 (0.96%) Payment Gateway
2 6 (0.96%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle Applications
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.32%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.32%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.16%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 143 (22.81%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.63%) IaaS
4 28 (4.47%) GitHub
5 25 (3.99%) PaaS
6 24 (3.83%) Amazon EC2
7 17 (2.71%) Google Analytics
7 17 (2.71%) Google Cloud Platform
8 16 (2.55%) Google App Engine
8 16 (2.55%) SaaS
9 13 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
10 10 (1.59%) Oracle CX
10 10 (1.59%) Oracle Service Cloud
11 9 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 8 (1.28%) AWS CloudFormation
13 7 (1.12%) Amazon S3
13 7 (1.12%) Route 53
14 6 (0.96%) Office 365
15 5 (0.80%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 5 (0.80%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 301 (48.01%) TCP/IP
2 298 (47.53%) HTTP
3 196 (31.26%) Firewall
4 154 (24.56%) DNS
5 101 (16.11%) VPN
6 69 (11.00%) IPsec
7 57 (9.09%) WAN
8 55 (8.77%) LAN
9 51 (8.13%) Internet
10 49 (7.81%) Network Security
11 48 (7.66%) LDAP
12 47 (7.50%) DHCP
13 42 (6.70%) HTTPS
14 41 (6.54%) FTP
15 39 (6.22%) Cisco ASA
15 39 (6.22%) Wireless
16 30 (4.78%) MPLS
16 30 (4.78%) SSH
17 25 (3.99%) NetScaler
18 23 (3.67%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (15.31%) MongoDB
1 96 (15.31%) PostgreSQL
2 89 (14.19%) MySQL
3 74 (11.80%) Relational Database
4 40 (6.38%) SQL Server
5 26 (4.15%) NoSQL
6 21 (3.35%) Oracle Database
7 19 (3.03%) Redis
8 17 (2.71%) RDBMS
9 16 (2.55%) Big Data
10 13 (2.07%) Apache Cassandra
11 10 (1.59%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
12 9 (1.44%) Oracle Database 11g
13 8 (1.28%) Apache Hive
13 8 (1.28%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.12%) Amazon RDS
14 7 (1.12%) Impala
14 7 (1.12%) SQL Server 2012
15 5 (0.80%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 193 (30.78%) Git (software)
2 188 (29.98%) Jenkins
3 94 (14.99%) Subversion
4 50 (7.97%) Maven
5 28 (4.47%) Sonatype Nexus
6 26 (4.15%) Selenium
7 25 (3.99%) IntelliJ
8 21 (3.35%) Grunt
9 20 (3.19%) Cucumber
9 20 (3.19%) gulp
9 20 (3.19%) Travis CI
10 19 (3.03%) Ant
10 19 (3.03%) JIRA
10 19 (3.03%) Karma Test Runner
11 18 (2.87%) Eclipse
11 18 (2.87%) SoapUI
12 17 (2.71%) Gatling
12 17 (2.71%) Sublime Text
13 16 (2.55%) JUnit
13 16 (2.55%) Vagrant
General
1 99 (15.79%) Finance
2 45 (7.18%) Banking
3 26 (4.15%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.39%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.39%) Retail
5 8 (1.28%) Marketing
6 6 (0.96%) Electronics
6 6 (0.96%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.96%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.80%) Front Office
8 4 (0.64%) Back Office
8 4 (0.64%) Games
9 3 (0.48%) Legal
9 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.32%) Advertising
10 2 (0.32%) Law
10 2 (0.32%) Publishing
11 1 (0.16%) Automotive
11 1 (0.16%) Billing
11 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 125 (19.94%) DevOps Engineer
2 109 (17.38%) Developer
3 67 (10.69%) Architect
4 56 (8.93%) Network Engineer
5 40 (6.38%) Consultant
6 32 (5.10%) Linux Engineer
7 30 (4.78%) Security Engineer
8 26 (4.15%) Administrator
9 25 (3.99%) Scala Developer
10 23 (3.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 21 (3.35%) AWS Engineer
11 21 (3.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 21 (3.35%) Software Engineer
11 21 (3.35%) Technical Architect
12 20 (3.19%) Java Developer
12 20 (3.19%) Senior DevOps
13 19 (3.03%) SOA Developer
14 18 (2.87%) AWS DevOps
15 17 (2.71%) Cisco Engineer
15 17 (2.71%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 98 (15.63%) Web Services
2 89 (14.19%) Middleware
3 77 (12.28%) JSON
4 75 (11.96%) J2EE
5 74 (11.80%) SOAP
6 72 (11.48%) REST
7 67 (10.69%) XML
8 58 (9.25%) Node.js
9 50 (7.97%) .NET
10 43 (6.86%) HTML
11 41 (6.54%) CSS
12 39 (6.22%) AngularJS
12 39 (6.22%) Elastic Stack
13 38 (6.06%) LAPP Stack
13 38 (6.06%) Servlets
14 36 (5.74%) RESTful
15 35 (5.58%) Spring
16 31 (4.94%) XSLT
17 27 (4.31%) LAMP
18 25 (3.99%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 59 (9.41%) PKI
2 51 (8.13%) Data Centre
3 40 (6.38%) Clustering
4 36 (5.74%) Computer Science
5 35 (5.58%) Analytical Skills
6 33 (5.26%) Management Information System
7 21 (3.35%) Linux Command Line
8 16 (2.55%) User Experience
9 13 (2.07%) Public Cloud
10 12 (1.91%) Video on Demand
11 8 (1.28%) Hybrid Cloud
11 8 (1.28%) Mainframe
12 7 (1.12%) Cloud Native
12 7 (1.12%) Replication
13 6 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
13 6 (0.96%) Fat Client
13 6 (0.96%) Greenfield Project
13 6 (0.96%) Smart Meter
13 6 (0.96%) Smartphone
13 6 (0.96%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 398 (63.48%) Linux
2 151 (24.08%) Unix
3 126 (20.10%) Windows
4 98 (15.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 47 (7.50%) CentOS
6 45 (7.18%) Ubuntu
7 34 (5.42%) Windows Server
8 27 (4.31%) AIX
9 25 (3.99%) Windows Server 2012
10 24 (3.83%) Mac OS X
11 21 (3.35%) Windows Server 2008
12 16 (2.55%) CoreOS
13 14 (2.23%) Solaris
14 12 (1.91%) Windows Server 2003
15 11 (1.75%) Fedora
15 11 (1.75%) Oracle Linux
16 10 (1.59%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 9 (1.44%) Apple iOS
18 8 (1.28%) SUSE
19 5 (0.80%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 250 (39.87%) Agile Software Development
2 245 (39.07%) DevOps
3 188 (29.98%) Configuration Management
4 183 (29.19%) Continuous Integration
5 164 (26.16%) Open Source
6 104 (16.59%) Test Automation
7 100 (15.95%) TDD
8 94 (14.99%) Scrum
9 90 (14.35%) SOA
10 79 (12.60%) Kanban
11 76 (12.12%) Continuous Delivery
11 76 (12.12%) Load Balancing
12 75 (11.96%) Microservices
12 75 (11.96%) Software Engineering
13 52 (8.29%) Mentoring
14 51 (8.13%) ITIL
15 46 (7.34%) Coaching
16 40 (6.38%) High Availability
17 38 (6.06%) Information Security
18 34 (5.42%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 201 (32.06%) Java
2 189 (30.14%) Python
3 114 (18.18%) Perl
4 104 (16.59%) Ruby
5 88 (14.04%) SQL
6 73 (11.64%) Bash Shell
7 68 (10.85%) JavaScript
8 57 (9.09%) Shell Script
9 56 (8.93%) C
10 42 (6.70%) PHP
11 41 (6.54%) C#
12 37 (5.90%) PowerShell
13 33 (5.26%) Scala
14 24 (3.83%) Groovy
15 17 (2.71%) Haskell
16 13 (2.07%) Go
17 10 (1.59%) C++
17 10 (1.59%) Korn
17 10 (1.59%) XPath
18 9 (1.44%) VB
Qualifications
1 74 (11.80%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.45%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.90%) Degree
4 34 (5.42%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (4.47%) RHCE
6 21 (3.35%) CCNP
7 19 (3.03%) CISSP
8 17 (2.71%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (2.23%) CCIE
9 14 (2.23%) CCNA
10 13 (2.07%) RHCSA
11 12 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
12 8 (1.28%) SANS
13 7 (1.12%) CCSE
13 7 (1.12%) MCSE
14 6 (0.96%) CCIE Security
14 6 (0.96%) ISEB
15 5 (0.80%) Check Point Certification
16 4 (0.64%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (2.87%) PCI DSS
2 10 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.44%) QA
4 7 (1.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.96%) JSP 440
5 6 (0.96%) SLA
6 4 (0.64%) HIPAA
7 2 (0.32%) COBIT
7 2 (0.32%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.16%) COSO
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.16%) PMO
8 1 (0.16%) SEPA
System Software
1 96 (15.31%) Docker
2 70 (11.16%) Active Directory
3 66 (10.53%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (4.63%) Xen
5 19 (3.03%) vCloud
6 12 (1.91%) KVM
6 12 (1.91%) VMware ESXi
7 8 (1.28%) HDFS
7 8 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
8 7 (1.12%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 7 (1.12%) vSphere
9 6 (0.96%) Terminal Services
10 5 (0.80%) BitLocker
10 5 (0.80%) Firmware
10 5 (0.80%) Hyper-V
10 5 (0.80%) Oracle RAC
11 4 (0.64%) GFS2
11 4 (0.64%) NFS
11 4 (0.64%) OCFS2
12 3 (0.48%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 198 (31.58%) Puppet
2 130 (20.73%) Ansible
3 110 (17.54%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (7.02%) Kibana
5 39 (6.22%) Grafana
6 32 (5.10%) logstash
6 32 (5.10%) Salt
7 28 (4.47%) Kubernetes
8 22 (3.51%) Terraform
9 19 (3.03%) Nagios
10 13 (2.07%) ZABBIX
11 12 (1.91%) Graphite
12 11 (1.75%) HAProxy
13 7 (1.12%) FortiGate
13 7 (1.12%) Hadoop YARN
13 7 (1.12%) McAfee ePO
14 6 (0.96%) Cobbler
14 6 (0.96%) Mesos
14 6 (0.96%) OpenIDM
14 6 (0.96%) SCCM
Vendors
1 100 (15.95%) Cisco
2 98 (15.63%) Oracle
3 92 (14.67%) VMware
4 79 (12.60%) Microsoft
5 62 (9.89%) Red Hat
6 48 (7.66%) F5
7 46 (7.34%) CheckPoint
8 45 (7.18%) WSO2
9 44 (7.02%) IBM
10 42 (6.70%) Google
11 41 (6.54%) Juniper
12 28 (4.47%) SaltStack
13 26 (4.15%) Citrix
13 26 (4.15%) Palo Alto
13 26 (4.15%) Splunk
14 21 (3.35%) McAfee
15 19 (3.03%) Adobe
15 19 (3.03%) webMethods
16 17 (2.71%) HP
16 17 (2.71%) ServiceNow
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