Period
to 17 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 17 February 2018 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)
6 months to
17 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 50 56 52
Rank change year-on-year +6 -4 +30
Contract jobs citing SSL 32 25 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 5.04% 3.09% 2.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 28.83% 17.73% 21.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 19 27
Essex median daily rate £533 £480 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.94% +1.05% +11.76%
10th Percentile £310 £367 £310
90th Percentile £638 £590 £580
East of England median daily rate £520 £461 £463
% change year-on-year +12.74% -0.27% +8.82%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Essex median hourly rate - £29.61 £34.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -12.91% -
East of England median hourly rate - £34.81 £52.50
% change year-on-year - -33.70% +162.50%

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 Essex with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Essex
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 111 141 147
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex 17.48% 17.43% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 77 102 76
Essex median daily rate £450 £350 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -12.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £178 £193 £231
90th Percentile £625 £568 £556
East of England median daily rate £363 £370 £375
% change year-on-year -2.03% -1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 11
Essex median hourly rate £30.00 £34.00 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.76% +28.30% +76.67%
10th Percentile £16.13 £15.75 £10.50
90th Percentile £40.00 £43.00 £45.65
East of England median hourly rate £35.00 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +42.86%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Essex

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Essex.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in Essex

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SSL in Essex.

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in Essex

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in Essex over the 6 months to 17 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in Essex

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Essex

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL in Essex.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in Essex

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Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Essex region over the 6 months to 17 February 2018. 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
Southend-on-Sea 0 22 £550 +5.82%
Witham - 8 £320 -
SSL
East of England

For the 6 months to 17 February 2018, 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 Essex region with a requirement for SSL.

1 24 (75.00%) HTTP
1 24 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (71.88%) TDD
2 23 (71.88%) Scrum
2 23 (71.88%) Kanban
3 20 (62.50%) Middleware
4 19 (59.38%) Relational Database
5 18 (56.25%) SOA
6 17 (53.13%) Subversion
6 17 (53.13%) Git (software)
6 17 (53.13%) User Stories
7 16 (50.00%) Test Automation
7 16 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
7 16 (50.00%) Linux
7 16 (50.00%) Mentoring
8 15 (46.88%) Coaching
9 14 (43.75%) API Design
9 14 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 13 (40.63%) Open Source
10 13 (40.63%) Software Engineering
10 13 (40.63%) DevOps
11 12 (37.50%) Java
12 11 (34.38%) Configuration Management
12 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
13 10 (31.25%) WSO2
13 10 (31.25%) Puppet
13 10 (31.25%) JBoss
13 10 (31.25%) Microservices
13 10 (31.25%) Opscode Chef

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Essex 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 10 (31.25%) JBoss
2 9 (28.13%) Apache
2 9 (28.13%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 8 (25.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 8 (25.00%) MS Exchange
3 8 (25.00%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.13%) Mule
4 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 5 (15.63%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (15.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.13%) IaaS
2 1 (3.13%) PaaS
2 1 (3.13%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 24 (75.00%) HTTP
1 24 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (25.00%) BGP
2 8 (25.00%) DHCP
2 8 (25.00%) DNS
2 8 (25.00%) Fibre Channel
2 8 (25.00%) Firewall
2 8 (25.00%) HSRP
2 8 (25.00%) IPsec
2 8 (25.00%) iSCSI
2 8 (25.00%) Junos
2 8 (25.00%) NX-OS
2 8 (25.00%) OSPF
2 8 (25.00%) SAN
2 8 (25.00%) Skype
2 8 (25.00%) SNMP
2 8 (25.00%) VPN
2 8 (25.00%) VRRP
2 8 (25.00%) Wireshark
3 1 (3.13%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (59.38%) Relational Database
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 8 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 1 (3.13%) NoSQL
3 1 (3.13%) RDBMS
3 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 17 (53.13%) Git (software)
1 17 (53.13%) Subversion
2 11 (34.38%) Jenkins
3 3 (9.38%) Cucumber
3 3 (9.38%) JMeter
3 3 (9.38%) Selenium
3 3 (9.38%) SoapUI
3 3 (9.38%) Zephyr
4 2 (6.25%) Maven
General
1 1 (3.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Architect
2 10 (31.25%) Analyst
3 8 (25.00%) Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (21.88%) Network Infrastructure Analyst
4 7 (21.88%) Solutions Architect
4 7 (21.88%) Wintel Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Active Directory Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Server Analyst
5 4 (12.50%) Wintel Server Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 3 (9.38%) Systems Analyst
6 3 (9.38%) Technical Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Network Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) QA Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Senior Test Analyst
7 2 (6.25%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (62.50%) Middleware
2 9 (28.13%) J2EE
3 7 (21.88%) 802.1X
4 4 (12.50%) SOAP
4 4 (12.50%) XML
5 3 (9.38%) Web Services
6 2 (6.25%) .NET
7 1 (3.13%) Elastic Stack
7 1 (3.13%) Java EE
7 1 (3.13%) Java SE
7 1 (3.13%) JSON
7 1 (3.13%) JSON Schema
7 1 (3.13%) OAuth
7 1 (3.13%) REST
7 1 (3.13%) Spring
7 1 (3.13%) Spring Boot
7 1 (3.13%) WSDL
7 1 (3.13%) XML Messaging
7 1 (3.13%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (3.13%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 16 (50.00%) Linux
2 14 (43.75%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (28.13%) Windows
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 8 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 7 (21.88%) Unix
6 5 (15.63%) Mac OS X
7 1 (3.13%) AIX
7 1 (3.13%) HPUX
7 1 (3.13%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (71.88%) Kanban
2 23 (71.88%) Scrum
2 23 (71.88%) TDD
3 18 (56.25%) SOA
4 17 (53.13%) User Stories
5 16 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (50.00%) Mentoring
5 16 (50.00%) Test Automation
6 15 (46.88%) Coaching
7 14 (43.75%) API Design
8 13 (40.63%) DevOps
8 13 (40.63%) Open Source
8 13 (40.63%) Software Engineering
9 11 (34.38%) Configuration Management
10 10 (31.25%) Microservices
11 4 (12.50%) Integration Testing
11 4 (12.50%) Migration
12 3 (9.38%) Software Architecture
12 3 (9.38%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (37.50%) Java
2 5 (15.63%) Perl
3 4 (12.50%) SQL
4 2 (6.25%) C
4 2 (6.25%) Ruby
5 1 (3.13%) Groovy
5 1 (3.13%) PL/SQL
5 1 (3.13%) PowerShell
5 1 (3.13%) Python
5 1 (3.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 9 (28.13%) Docker
2 8 (25.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (25.00%) DFS Replication
2 8 (25.00%) NFS
2 8 (25.00%) vSphere
3 2 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (31.25%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (31.25%) Puppet
2 9 (28.13%) Ansible
3 8 (25.00%) McAfee ePO
3 8 (25.00%) SCCM
3 8 (25.00%) vCenter Server
4 1 (3.13%) PowerCLI
Vendors
1 10 (31.25%) WSO2
2 9 (28.13%) HP
2 9 (28.13%) Oracle
2 9 (28.13%) VMware
3 8 (25.00%) Cisco
3 8 (25.00%) Clearswift
3 8 (25.00%) Huawei
3 8 (25.00%) Juniper
3 8 (25.00%) McAfee
3 8 (25.00%) Microsoft
3 8 (25.00%) NetApp
4 1 (3.13%) F5
4 1 (3.13%) webMethods