The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 24 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)
East of England / Hertfordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 53 54 65
Rank change year-on-year +1 +11  
Contract jobs citing SSL 6 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.96% 0.76% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.66% 4.31% 3.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 5 9
Median daily rate £413 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £255 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £436 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +26.00% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 164 116 253
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 26.28% 17.58% 28.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 64 116
Median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +10.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £130 £270 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £494 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 7 19
Median hourly rate £16.00 £17.50 £10.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +66.66%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £20.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Hertfordshire

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in Hertfordshire over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in Hertfordshire

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in Hertfordshire

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Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 24 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
Welwyn Garden City +5 1 - - 2
Stevenage -1 1 - -
Hatfield - 1 £413 -
SSL
East of England

For the 6 months to 24 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for SSL.

1 23 (88.46%) Python
1 23 (88.46%) Linux
2 22 (84.62%) Bash Shell
3 20 (76.92%) Firewall
3 20 (76.92%) Perl
4 19 (73.08%) Java
4 19 (73.08%) Apache
4 19 (73.08%) Tomcat
4 19 (73.08%) TCP/IP
4 19 (73.08%) PostgreSQL
4 19 (73.08%) Clustering
4 19 (73.08%) Ruby
4 19 (73.08%) LAPP Stack
5 16 (61.54%) Puppet
6 15 (57.69%) Software Engineering
7 14 (53.85%) SQL
8 12 (46.15%) RHCE
8 12 (46.15%) Configuration Management
8 12 (46.15%) Computer Science
8 12 (46.15%) Finance
8 12 (46.15%) High Availability
8 12 (46.15%) Salt
9 11 (42.31%) LAMP
9 11 (42.31%) MySQL
10 10 (38.46%) DevOps
11 7 (26.92%) Payment Gateway
11 7 (26.92%) Windows
12 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
12 6 (23.08%) C
13 5 (19.23%) C#

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 19 (73.08%) Apache
1 19 (73.08%) Tomcat
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle Service Bus
2 3 (11.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (11.54%) WebLogic
Business Applications
1 7 (26.92%) Payment Gateway
Communications & Networking
1 20 (76.92%) Firewall
2 19 (73.08%) TCP/IP
3 1 (3.85%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (73.08%) PostgreSQL
2 11 (42.31%) MySQL
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 3 (11.54%) SoapUI
General
1 12 (46.15%) Finance
2 2 (7.69%) Advertising
2 2 (7.69%) Banking
3 1 (3.85%) Retail
3 1 (3.85%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (38.46%) Software Engineer
2 8 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (11.54%) Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Infrastructure Analyst
3 3 (11.54%) SOA Developer
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) DevOps Systems Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Oracle SOA Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Security Analyst
4 1 (3.85%) Security Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Software Support Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (73.08%) LAPP Stack
2 11 (42.31%) LAMP
3 3 (11.54%) JMS
3 3 (11.54%) Middleware
3 3 (11.54%) Oracle Fusion
3 3 (11.54%) SOAP
3 3 (11.54%) WSDL
3 3 (11.54%) XML
3 3 (11.54%) XSD
3 3 (11.54%) XSLT
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) HTML
4 1 (3.85%) Regular Expression
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 19 (73.08%) Clustering
2 12 (46.15%) Computer Science
3 3 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
4 1 (3.85%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 23 (88.46%) Linux
2 7 (26.92%) Windows
3 1 (3.85%) Unix
3 1 (3.85%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (57.69%) Software Engineering
2 12 (46.15%) Configuration Management
2 12 (46.15%) High Availability
3 10 (38.46%) DevOps
4 6 (23.08%) User Acceptance Testing
5 4 (15.38%) Data Protection
6 3 (11.54%) BPEL
6 3 (11.54%) Business Activity Monitoring
6 3 (11.54%) E-business
6 3 (11.54%) ERP
6 3 (11.54%) Information Security
6 3 (11.54%) SOA
6 3 (11.54%) Threat Management
7 1 (3.85%) Computer Architecture
7 1 (3.85%) Cybersecurity
7 1 (3.85%) Data Loss Prevention
7 1 (3.85%) Human Resource Management
7 1 (3.85%) Matrix Organization
7 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 23 (88.46%) Python
2 22 (84.62%) Bash Shell
3 20 (76.92%) Perl
4 19 (73.08%) Java
4 19 (73.08%) Ruby
5 14 (53.85%) SQL
6 6 (23.08%) C
7 5 (19.23%) C#
7 5 (19.23%) VB
8 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
8 1 (3.85%) PowerShell
8 1 (3.85%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (46.15%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (3.85%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 16 (61.54%) Puppet
2 12 (46.15%) Salt
3 1 (3.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Oracle
2 1 (3.85%) EMC
2 1 (3.85%) FireEye
2 1 (3.85%) Intel
2 1 (3.85%) McAfee
2 1 (3.85%) Symantec