Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 84 87 84
Rank change year-on-year +3 -3 +25
Contract jobs citing SSL 19 8 18
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 1.20% 0.57% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.99% 2.79% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £452 £418 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.26% -7.22% -
10th Percentile £327 £363 £430
90th Percentile £624 £514 £470
East of England median daily rate £520 £460 £450
% change year-on-year +13.04% +2.22% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £34.81 £34.00
% change year-on-year - +2.37% +36.00%

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 317 287 350
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 19.97% 20.57% 21.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 146 157 143
Hertfordshire median daily rate £356 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.20% - +4.53%
10th Percentile £125 £245 £253
90th Percentile £530 £525 £548
East of England median daily rate £369 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +2.43% -4.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 10 42
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £16.81 £26.75 £21.53
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.18% +24.27% +39.82%
10th Percentile £13.25 £13.38 £10.68
90th Percentile £33.15 £44.08 £41.50
East of England median hourly rate £25.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -28.57% +16.67% +22.45%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for SSL in Hertfordshire

SSL
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 6 months to 23 November 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

SSL
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 6 months to 23 November 2017. 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
Watford -8 4 £625 +19.05%
Hemel Hempstead +5 3 - -
Stevenage -11 1 - -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 - - 2
SSL
East of England

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 10 (52.63%) Information Security
2 8 (42.11%) Linux
3 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 7 (36.84%) Python
3 7 (36.84%) CISSP
3 7 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
4 6 (31.58%) EMC
4 6 (31.58%) Symantec
5 5 (26.32%) Firewall
5 5 (26.32%) IPsec
5 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
5 5 (26.32%) HP
5 5 (26.32%) HTTP
5 5 (26.32%) Algorithms
5 5 (26.32%) FIPS 140-2
5 5 (26.32%) Gemalto
5 5 (26.32%) PKI
5 5 (26.32%) Cryptography
5 5 (26.32%) Thales
6 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
6 4 (21.05%) Unix
6 4 (21.05%) VMware
7 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
7 3 (15.79%) Law
7 3 (15.79%) McAfee
7 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
7 3 (15.79%) SAN
7 3 (15.79%) CommVault
7 3 (15.79%) NetApp

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 2 (10.53%) SharePoint
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (5.26%) Apache
2 1 (5.26%) Apache Solr
2 1 (5.26%) Commerce Server
2 1 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
2 1 (5.26%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Office
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (5.26%) MS Visio
Communications & Networking
1 5 (26.32%) Firewall
1 5 (26.32%) HTTP
1 5 (26.32%) IPsec
2 3 (15.79%) SAN
3 1 (5.26%) BIG-IP
3 1 (5.26%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (5.26%) Internet
3 1 (5.26%) LDAP
3 1 (5.26%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server
2 2 (10.53%) DB2
3 1 (5.26%) PostgreSQL
General
1 3 (15.79%) Law
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
3 1 (5.26%) Financial Institution
3 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
3 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (15.79%) Analyst
1 3 (15.79%) Cryptography Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Analyst
1 3 (15.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 3 (15.79%) Security Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Administrator
2 2 (10.53%) Backup Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Backup Infrastructure Engineer
2 2 (10.53%) Consultant
2 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) Security Analyst
3 1 (5.26%) Security Presales Consultant
3 1 (5.26%) Storage Engineer
3 1 (5.26%) Unix Systems Administrator
3 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (15.79%) CSS
1 3 (15.79%) HTML
1 3 (15.79%) Regular Expression
2 1 (5.26%) Java EE
2 1 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
2 1 (5.26%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (31.58%) Data Centre
2 5 (26.32%) Algorithms
2 5 (26.32%) PKI
3 3 (15.79%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.79%) Management Information System
4 2 (10.53%) CESG
5 1 (5.26%) CESG CLAS
5 1 (5.26%) Client/Server
5 1 (5.26%) Clustering
5 1 (5.26%) Computer Science
5 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (5.26%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (5.26%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 8 (42.11%) Linux
2 4 (21.05%) Unix
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server
4 1 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (52.63%) Information Security
2 5 (26.32%) Cryptography
3 3 (15.79%) Capacity Management
3 3 (15.79%) Computer Architecture
3 3 (15.79%) Data Loss Prevention
3 3 (15.79%) Programme Delivery
3 3 (15.79%) Threat Management
4 2 (10.53%) Business Development
4 2 (10.53%) Cybersecurity
4 2 (10.53%) Presales
4 2 (10.53%) Risk Assessment
4 2 (10.53%) Security Architecture
4 2 (10.53%) Security Management
4 2 (10.53%) Security Operations
4 2 (10.53%) Time Management
5 1 (5.26%) Change Management
5 1 (5.26%) E-business
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL
5 1 (5.26%) Migration
5 1 (5.26%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 7 (36.84%) Python
1 7 (36.84%) SQL
2 4 (21.05%) Bash Shell
3 3 (15.79%) Java
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
3 3 (15.79%) Perl
3 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
4 1 (5.26%) Jython
Qualifications
1 7 (36.84%) CISSP
2 2 (10.53%) CESG Certified Professional
2 2 (10.53%) CISA
2 2 (10.53%) CISM
2 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
3 1 (5.26%) CLAS
3 1 (5.26%) Degree
3 1 (5.26%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (36.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 5 (26.32%) FIPS 140-2
3 3 (15.79%) SLA
4 2 (10.53%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 2 (10.53%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (5.26%) AS 2805
5 1 (5.26%) ISO 8583
5 1 (5.26%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 3 (15.79%) Virtual Desktop
1 3 (15.79%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Microsoft Clustering
1 3 (15.79%) Norton AntiVirus
1 3 (15.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
1 3 (15.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 6 (31.58%) EMC
1 6 (31.58%) Symantec
2 5 (26.32%) Gemalto
2 5 (26.32%) HP
2 5 (26.32%) Microsoft
2 5 (26.32%) Thales
3 4 (21.05%) VMware
4 3 (15.79%) CommVault
4 3 (15.79%) Dell
4 3 (15.79%) FireEye
4 3 (15.79%) Intel
4 3 (15.79%) McAfee
4 3 (15.79%) NetApp
5 2 (10.53%) IBM
6 1 (5.26%) F5
6 1 (5.26%) Red Hat