Period
to

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 May 2022 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)
England > London
6 months to
23 May 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 414 368 299
Rank change year-on-year -46 -69 +58
Contract jobs citing SSL 164 105 136
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.43% 0.43% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.53% 4.85% 6.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 111 65 95
10th Percentile £450 £322 £378
25th Percentile £513 £425 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £590 £520 £550
Median % change year-on-year +13.46% -5.45% -
75th Percentile £650 £575 £694
90th Percentile £675 £633 £750
England median daily rate £575 £474 £525
% change year-on-year +21.37% -9.76% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
10th Percentile - - -
25th Percentile £42.00 - -
Median hourly rate £46.00 - -
75th Percentile £50.00 - -
90th Percentile - - -
England median hourly rate £51.75 £46.50 -
% change year-on-year +11.29% - -

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 London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 3,623 2,167 2,168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.47% 8.93% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,516 1,498 1,507
10th Percentile £313 £293 £213
25th Percentile £450 £381 £350
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £475 £450
Median % change year-on-year +15.79% +5.56% -5.26%
75th Percentile £656 £579 £575
90th Percentile £750 £675 £650
England median daily rate £500 £440 £425
% change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% -2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 86 20 60
10th Percentile £20.95 £13.85 £15.18
25th Percentile £23.91 £21.53 £18.50
Median hourly rate £29.12 £47.33 £37.13
Median % change year-on-year -38.47% +27.48% +65.00%
75th Percentile £46.96 £64.06 £47.83
90th Percentile £67.50 £76.03 £52.63
England median hourly rate £23.91 £23.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year +3.96% +12.20% +8.61%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing SSL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in London

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SSL in London.

Daily rate trend for SSL in London

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SSL in London over the 6 months to 23 May 2022.

Daily rate histogram for SSL in London

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SSL in London.

Hourly rate trend for SSL in London

SSL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the London region over the 6 months to 23 May 2022. 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
Jobs
Central London -13 24 £550 - 4
South London -16 4 £623 +15.81%
West London -8 2 £750 +275.00% 2
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 23 May 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for SSL.

1 75 (45.73%) Linux
2 67 (40.85%) Firewall
3 56 (34.15%) VPN
4 49 (29.88%) Windows
5 47 (28.66%) AWS
5 47 (28.66%) DevOps
6 43 (26.22%) Unix
7 41 (25.00%) Python
7 41 (25.00%) Microsoft
8 40 (24.39%) DNS
8 40 (24.39%) Ansible
9 39 (23.78%) IPsec
9 39 (23.78%) Kubernetes
10 37 (22.56%) CI/CD
10 37 (22.56%) Azure
11 34 (20.73%) Docker
11 34 (20.73%) SQL
12 33 (20.12%) Java
12 33 (20.12%) OAuth
13 32 (19.51%) PKI
14 31 (18.90%) Terraform
15 29 (17.68%) PaaS
16 28 (17.07%) IBM
17 27 (16.46%) Agile
18 26 (15.85%) Finance
19 25 (15.24%) HTTP
19 25 (15.24%) GCP
20 24 (14.63%) TCP/IP
20 24 (14.63%) VMware
20 24 (14.63%) Social Skills

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 22 (13.41%) OpenStack
2 17 (10.37%) WebSphere
3 15 (9.15%) Tomcat
4 14 (8.54%) nginx
4 14 (8.54%) WebSphere Application Server
5 11 (6.71%) IBM HTTP Server
6 10 (6.10%) Apache
6 10 (6.10%) IIS
7 9 (5.49%) Confluence
8 6 (3.66%) Cloud Foundry
8 6 (3.66%) CMS
8 6 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
9 5 (3.05%) Drupal
9 5 (3.05%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.83%) SharePoint
11 2 (1.22%) Apache Airflow
11 2 (1.22%) Oracle Workflow
12 1 (0.61%) Jetty
12 1 (0.61%) MS Exchange
12 1 (0.61%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 18 (10.98%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (5.49%) MS Visio
3 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.61%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (4.27%) RMDS
2 4 (2.44%) Shopify
3 1 (0.61%) Magento
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Cash Management
3 1 (0.61%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 47 (28.66%) AWS
2 37 (22.56%) Azure
3 29 (17.68%) PaaS
4 25 (15.24%) GCP
5 23 (14.02%) IaaS
6 20 (12.20%) SaaS
7 14 (8.54%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 8 (4.88%) Amazon EC2
9 7 (4.27%) Apigee
10 6 (3.66%) Amazon S3
10 6 (3.66%) Microsoft 365
11 5 (3.05%) Azure Active Directory
12 4 (2.44%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (2.44%) GitHub
13 3 (1.83%) Azure Monitor
13 3 (1.83%) OneDrive
13 3 (1.83%) OpenShift
13 3 (1.83%) Power Platform
13 3 (1.83%) Serverless
14 2 (1.22%) SonarCloud
Communications & Networking
1 67 (40.85%) Firewall
2 56 (34.15%) VPN
3 40 (24.39%) DNS
4 39 (23.78%) IPsec
5 25 (15.24%) HTTP
6 24 (14.63%) TCP/IP
7 22 (13.41%) Network Security
8 19 (11.59%) BGP
9 18 (10.98%) WAN
10 15 (9.15%) IKE
10 15 (9.15%) SD-WAN
11 12 (7.32%) Internet
11 12 (7.32%) NGFW
12 11 (6.71%) EIGRP
12 11 (6.71%) OSPF
13 10 (6.10%) MPLS
14 9 (5.49%) Cisco Nexus
14 9 (5.49%) VLAN
14 9 (5.49%) Wireshark
15 8 (4.88%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (6.71%) PostgreSQL
1 11 (6.71%) SQL Server
2 10 (6.10%) MongoDB
3 9 (5.49%) MySQL
4 7 (4.27%) Couchbase
4 7 (4.27%) Hadoop
5 5 (3.05%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.05%) Relational Database
6 3 (1.83%) Big Data
6 3 (1.83%) NoSQL
6 3 (1.83%) Pentaho
6 3 (1.83%) Power BI
6 3 (1.83%) Redis
7 2 (1.22%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.22%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.22%) MariaDB
7 2 (1.22%) Oracle Database 12c
7 2 (1.22%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.22%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (1.22%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 22 (13.41%) Jenkins
2 14 (8.54%) Git (software)
3 10 (6.10%) Bitbucket
3 10 (6.10%) JIRA
4 9 (5.49%) IBM UrbanCode
5 8 (4.88%) Artifactory
5 8 (4.88%) Eclipse
6 7 (4.27%) GitLab
7 5 (3.05%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (1.83%) Maven
8 3 (1.83%) SonarQube
8 3 (1.83%) TeamCity
9 2 (1.22%) Cucumber
9 2 (1.22%) gulp
9 2 (1.22%) PeopleTools
10 1 (0.61%) Android Studio
10 1 (0.61%) Burp Suite
10 1 (0.61%) GDB
10 1 (0.61%) Postman
10 1 (0.61%) Zephyr
General
1 26 (15.85%) Finance
2 24 (14.63%) Social Skills
3 20 (12.20%) Telecoms
4 14 (8.54%) Games
5 8 (4.88%) Banking
5 8 (4.88%) Retail
6 7 (4.27%) Military
7 5 (3.05%) Public Sector
8 3 (1.83%) Analytical Skills
8 3 (1.83%) Japanese Language
8 3 (1.83%) Spanish Language
9 2 (1.22%) Publishing
10 1 (0.61%) Back Office
10 1 (0.61%) Investment Banking
10 1 (0.61%) Italian Language
10 1 (0.61%) Local Government
10 1 (0.61%) Organisational Skills
10 1 (0.61%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 17 (10.37%) DevOps Engineer
1 17 (10.37%) Security Engineer
2 16 (9.76%) Architect
2 16 (9.76%) Developer
2 16 (9.76%) Network Engineer
3 14 (8.54%) VMware Engineer
4 12 (7.32%) Administrator
5 11 (6.71%) Analyst
5 11 (6.71%) Design Engineer
6 10 (6.10%) Unix Engineer
7 9 (5.49%) Telecoms Engineer
7 9 (5.49%) Unix Security Engineer
8 7 (4.27%) AWS Architect
8 7 (4.27%) Cloud Architect
8 7 (4.27%) Consultant
8 7 (4.27%) Solutions Architect
8 7 (4.27%) Systems Engineer
9 6 (3.66%) Monitoring Analyst
9 6 (3.66%) SQL Analyst
9 6 (3.66%) SQL Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (20.12%) OAuth
2 17 (10.37%) OAuth2
3 15 (9.15%) Middleware
4 13 (7.93%) LDAP
5 12 (7.32%) REST
5 12 (7.32%) SAML
6 11 (6.71%) JSON
6 11 (6.71%) JWT
6 11 (6.71%) Web Services
7 9 (5.49%) XML
8 8 (4.88%) HTML
8 8 (4.88%) Kafka
9 7 (4.27%) FIX Protocol
9 7 (4.27%) Node.js
9 7 (4.27%) React
9 7 (4.27%) XSLT
10 6 (3.66%) JDBC
10 6 (3.66%) SOAP
11 5 (3.05%) CSS
11 5 (3.05%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 32 (19.51%) PKI
2 21 (12.80%) Private Cloud
3 15 (9.15%) Public Cloud
4 10 (6.10%) Data Centre
4 10 (6.10%) Self-Motivation
5 9 (5.49%) Management Information System
6 8 (4.88%) Clustering
6 8 (4.88%) Hybrid Cloud
7 6 (3.66%) CMDB
8 4 (2.44%) DataPower
8 4 (2.44%) Enterprise Software
8 4 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
8 4 (2.44%) User Experience
9 3 (1.83%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 2 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 2 (1.22%) Greenfield Project
10 2 (1.22%) Mobile App
11 1 (0.61%) Embedded Systems
11 1 (0.61%) EMV
11 1 (0.61%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 75 (45.73%) Linux
2 49 (29.88%) Windows
3 43 (26.22%) Unix
4 12 (7.32%) Windows Server
5 10 (6.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (6.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 7 (4.27%) Debian
7 5 (3.05%) CentOS
7 5 (3.05%) Windows 10
8 4 (2.44%) AIX
8 4 (2.44%) Solaris
9 3 (1.83%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.22%) Android
10 2 (1.22%) Apple iOS
10 2 (1.22%) HPUX
10 2 (1.22%) Ubuntu
10 2 (1.22%) VMS
10 2 (1.22%) Windows 2000
10 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2016
10 2 (1.22%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (28.66%) DevOps
2 37 (22.56%) CI/CD
3 27 (16.46%) Agile
4 23 (14.02%) Key Management
4 23 (14.02%) Load Balancing
5 21 (12.80%) Cybersecurity
6 20 (12.20%) Identity Access Management
6 20 (12.20%) Migration
7 18 (10.98%) Application Security
7 18 (10.98%) ITIL
8 17 (10.37%) Change Management
8 17 (10.37%) Vulnerability Management
9 16 (9.76%) Zero Trust
10 15 (9.15%) Configuration Management
10 15 (9.15%) Data Loss Prevention
10 15 (9.15%) Password Management
10 15 (9.15%) SDLC
11 13 (7.93%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (6.10%) Project Delivery
12 10 (6.10%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.00%) Python
2 34 (20.73%) SQL
3 33 (20.12%) Java
4 23 (14.02%) PowerShell
5 20 (12.20%) JavaScript
6 19 (11.59%) Bash
7 10 (6.10%) Perl
7 10 (6.10%) Shell Script
8 8 (4.88%) Go
9 7 (4.27%) C#
10 6 (3.66%) Ruby
11 5 (3.05%) PHP
12 4 (2.44%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.83%) C
14 2 (1.22%) Lisp
15 1 (0.61%) C++
15 1 (0.61%) Groovy
15 1 (0.61%) Kotlin
15 1 (0.61%) Objective-C
15 1 (0.61%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 19 (11.59%) Degree
2 13 (7.93%) Cisco Certification
3 11 (6.71%) Security Cleared
4 10 (6.10%) SC Cleared
5 8 (4.88%) JNCIS
6 7 (4.27%) CCNP
7 5 (3.05%) CCIE
7 5 (3.05%) CCIE Security
8 4 (2.44%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.83%) MCTS
9 3 (1.83%) PMI Certification
9 3 (1.83%) PMP
9 3 (1.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 3 (1.83%) RHCE
10 2 (1.22%) Check Point Certification
10 2 (1.22%) CISSP
10 2 (1.22%) Citrix Certification
10 2 (1.22%) Master's Degree
11 1 (0.61%) IISP
11 1 (0.61%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (3.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 6 (3.66%) NIST
1 6 (3.66%) QA
2 4 (2.44%) Accessibility
2 4 (2.44%) SLA
3 2 (1.22%) Cyber Essentials
3 2 (1.22%) DICOM
3 2 (1.22%) GDPR
3 2 (1.22%) HL7
3 2 (1.22%) NCSC
3 2 (1.22%) OASIS TOSCA
4 1 (0.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 34 (20.73%) Docker
2 20 (12.20%) vCloud
3 15 (9.15%) Active Directory
3 15 (9.15%) VMware Workstation
4 8 (4.88%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.44%) Virtual Machines
6 2 (1.22%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 2 (1.22%) NFS
6 2 (1.22%) Snort
6 2 (1.22%) Squid
6 2 (1.22%) Varnish
7 1 (0.61%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 1 (0.61%) Samba
7 1 (0.61%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 40 (24.39%) Ansible
2 39 (23.78%) Kubernetes
3 31 (18.90%) Terraform
4 19 (11.59%) Single Sign-On
5 11 (6.71%) BladeLogic
5 11 (6.71%) ITRS Geneos
6 9 (5.49%) Consul
6 9 (5.49%) HAProxy
7 8 (4.88%) Grafana
8 7 (4.27%) Prometheus
8 7 (4.27%) ZABBIX
9 5 (3.05%) Fluentd
10 3 (1.83%) FortiGate
10 3 (1.83%) Kibana
10 3 (1.83%) Microsoft Intune
10 3 (1.83%) Packer
10 3 (1.83%) SCCM
11 2 (1.22%) Nessus
11 2 (1.22%) Opscode Chef
11 2 (1.22%) Oracle RMAN
Vendors
1 41 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 28 (17.07%) IBM
3 24 (14.63%) VMware
4 22 (13.41%) Oracle
5 21 (12.80%) CA
6 18 (10.98%) Splunk
7 14 (8.54%) Cisco
7 14 (8.54%) Palo Alto
8 12 (7.32%) Dynatrace
8 12 (7.32%) F5
8 12 (7.32%) Google
9 10 (6.10%) CyberArk
9 10 (6.10%) Juniper
10 9 (5.49%) Red Hat
11 8 (4.88%) ServiceNow
12 7 (4.27%) CheckPoint
12 7 (4.27%) Radianz
12 7 (4.27%) Zscaler
13 6 (3.66%) Infoblox
13 6 (3.66%) SolarWinds