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 3 months to 22 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)
England / London
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 306 273 248
Rank change year-on-year -33 -25  
Contract jobs citing SSL 110 162 191
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.53% 0.75% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.84% 5.40% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 100 106
Median daily rate £475 £480 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.04% +7.86%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £344 £364 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £556
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +26.00% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 4
Median hourly rate £30.00 - £51.25
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 London with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 2271 3002 3119
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 10.95% 13.83% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 1520 2054 2009
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 68 47 98
Median hourly rate £25.00 £22.00 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +11.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.88 £12.05 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London 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 London

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in London

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in London over the 3 months to 22 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in London

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in London

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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 3 months to 22 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
City of London +6 19 £550 +4.76% 6
Hayes - 2 £294 -
Canary Wharf - 2 £575 -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 22 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 London region with a requirement for SSL.

1 144 (52.94%) Linux
2 115 (42.28%) HTTP
3 109 (40.07%) TCP/IP
4 98 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
5 92 (33.82%) Firewall
6 86 (31.62%) DevOps
7 84 (30.88%) Java
8 76 (27.94%) DNS
8 76 (27.94%) Amazon AWS
9 74 (27.21%) Python
10 72 (26.47%) Git (software)
11 67 (24.63%) Configuration Management
11 67 (24.63%) Puppet
12 62 (22.79%) Ansible
13 58 (21.32%) Finance
14 57 (20.96%) Apache
15 56 (20.59%) Open Source
16 55 (20.22%) Web Services
17 53 (19.49%) PostgreSQL
17 53 (19.49%) Jenkins
18 51 (18.75%) Unix
19 49 (18.01%) VPN
19 49 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
20 46 (16.91%) Cisco
21 44 (16.18%) MySQL
22 43 (15.81%) Ruby
22 43 (15.81%) MongoDB
23 40 (14.71%) Oracle
24 39 (14.34%) Windows
25 38 (13.97%) Microsoft

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 57 (20.96%) Apache
2 30 (11.03%) WebSphere
3 24 (8.82%) nginx
4 22 (8.09%) Tomcat
5 18 (6.62%) IIS
6 13 (4.78%) Confluence
6 13 (4.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 13 (4.78%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (4.41%) JBoss
8 11 (4.04%) CMS
8 11 (4.04%) SharePoint
9 10 (3.68%) OpenStack
10 9 (3.31%) WebLogic
11 7 (2.57%) Elasticsearch
12 6 (2.21%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (2.21%) Skype for Business
13 5 (1.84%) SharePoint 2013
14 4 (1.47%) Apache Solr
14 4 (1.47%) Exchange Server 2010
14 4 (1.47%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (2.57%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (1.84%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (1.10%) Microsoft Project
3 3 (1.10%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.37%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 10 (3.68%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.74%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.74%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.37%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.37%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 76 (27.94%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (10.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (4.41%) IaaS
4 10 (3.68%) Cloud Computing
4 10 (3.68%) Oracle CX
4 10 (3.68%) Oracle Service Cloud
5 9 (3.31%) GitHub
5 9 (3.31%) PaaS
6 5 (1.84%) SaaS
7 3 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
7 3 (1.10%) CloudFront
7 3 (1.10%) G Suite
7 3 (1.10%) Heroku
8 2 (0.74%) Amazon Kinesis
8 2 (0.74%) Azure Active Directory
8 2 (0.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 1 (0.37%) Bluemix
9 1 (0.37%) BrowserStack
9 1 (0.37%) IBM Cloud
9 1 (0.37%) Mimecast
Communications & Networking
1 115 (42.28%) HTTP
2 109 (40.07%) TCP/IP
3 92 (33.82%) Firewall
4 76 (27.94%) DNS
5 49 (18.01%) VPN
6 37 (13.60%) IPsec
7 33 (12.13%) Internet
8 26 (9.56%) LDAP
9 22 (8.09%) WAN
10 21 (7.72%) LAN
11 18 (6.62%) SSH
12 17 (6.25%) DHCP
13 16 (5.88%) Intrusion Detection
13 16 (5.88%) MPLS
14 15 (5.51%) Cisco ASA
15 14 (5.15%) Cisco Nexus
16 13 (4.78%) FTP
17 12 (4.41%) Kerberos
17 12 (4.41%) OSPF
18 11 (4.04%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (19.49%) PostgreSQL
2 44 (16.18%) MySQL
3 43 (15.81%) MongoDB
4 33 (12.13%) Relational Database
5 29 (10.66%) SQL Server
6 18 (6.62%) Oracle Database
7 14 (5.15%) Redis
8 12 (4.41%) RDBMS
9 10 (3.68%) Oracle ODI
10 9 (3.31%) Hadoop
11 7 (2.57%) Apache Hive
12 6 (2.21%) Big Data
12 6 (2.21%) Impala
12 6 (2.21%) Oracle Database 11g
13 5 (1.84%) Oracle BI EE
14 4 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
14 4 (1.47%) HBase
14 4 (1.47%) NoSQL
15 3 (1.10%) DB2
16 2 (0.74%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 72 (26.47%) Git (software)
2 53 (19.49%) Jenkins
3 23 (8.46%) Subversion
4 19 (6.99%) Sonatype Nexus
5 16 (5.88%) JIRA
6 15 (5.51%) Vagrant
7 14 (5.15%) Maven
8 13 (4.78%) Artifactory
9 11 (4.04%) Bitbucket
10 7 (2.57%) Visual Studio
11 6 (2.21%) Octopus Deploy
11 6 (2.21%) TeamCity
12 5 (1.84%) VSS/SourceSafe
12 5 (1.84%) webpack
12 5 (1.84%) Xcode
13 4 (1.47%) Introscope
13 4 (1.47%) Rational Application Developer
13 4 (1.47%) WebSphere Studio Application Developer
14 3 (1.10%) Gradle
14 3 (1.10%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 58 (21.32%) Finance
2 37 (13.60%) Banking
3 15 (5.51%) Investment Banking
4 11 (4.04%) Telecoms
5 9 (3.31%) Retail
6 6 (2.21%) Financial Institution
7 5 (1.84%) Front Office
8 4 (1.47%) Back Office
8 4 (1.47%) Games
8 4 (1.47%) Marketing
9 3 (1.10%) Legal
10 2 (0.74%) Electronics
10 2 (0.74%) Manufacturing
10 2 (0.74%) Publishing
10 2 (0.74%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 57 (20.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 43 (15.81%) Developer
3 34 (12.50%) Architect
4 24 (8.82%) Network Engineer
5 22 (8.09%) Linux Engineer
6 18 (6.62%) AWS Engineer
6 18 (6.62%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 17 (6.25%) Administrator
7 17 (6.25%) AWS DevOps
8 15 (5.51%) AWS DevOps Engineer
8 15 (5.51%) Consultant
9 14 (5.15%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 14 (5.15%) Linux DevOps Engineer
9 14 (5.15%) UI Developer
10 11 (4.04%) PowerShell Engineer
10 11 (4.04%) Security Engineer
10 11 (4.04%) Senior DevOps
10 11 (4.04%) Senior DevOps Engineer
10 11 (4.04%) Windows Engineer
11 10 (3.68%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (20.22%) Web Services
2 32 (11.76%) REST
3 28 (10.29%) Node.js
4 23 (8.46%) RESTful
5 22 (8.09%) SOAP
6 20 (7.35%) CSS
6 20 (7.35%) HTML
7 19 (6.99%) LAPP Stack
7 19 (6.99%) Middleware
7 19 (6.99%) XML
8 18 (6.62%) .NET
8 18 (6.62%) AngularJS
8 18 (6.62%) JSON
8 18 (6.62%) SAML
9 17 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
10 16 (5.88%) LAMP
11 15 (5.51%) RabbitMQ
12 12 (4.41%) Ajax
12 12 (4.41%) J2EE
12 12 (4.41%) LEMP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 34 (12.50%) Data Centre
2 33 (12.13%) PKI
3 22 (8.09%) Analytical Skills
4 18 (6.62%) Computer Science
5 16 (5.88%) Clustering
6 15 (5.51%) User Experience
7 13 (4.78%) Management Information System
8 11 (4.04%) Linux Command Line
9 10 (3.68%) Public Cloud
10 7 (2.57%) Cloud Native
11 6 (2.21%) Hybrid Cloud
11 6 (2.21%) Replication
12 5 (1.84%) Animation
12 5 (1.84%) Blackberry
12 5 (1.84%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
12 5 (1.84%) Greenfield Project
13 4 (1.47%) Fintech
14 3 (1.10%) DataPower
14 3 (1.10%) Taxonomies
14 3 (1.10%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 144 (52.94%) Linux
2 51 (18.75%) Unix
3 39 (14.34%) Windows
4 32 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 18 (6.62%) Windows Server
6 17 (6.25%) CentOS
7 15 (5.51%) Windows Server 2012
8 13 (4.78%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (4.41%) AIX
9 12 (4.41%) Ubuntu
10 9 (3.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 7 (2.57%) Apple iOS
12 6 (2.21%) Windows Server 2003
13 5 (1.84%) Fedora
13 5 (1.84%) Solaris
14 4 (1.47%) CoreOS
15 3 (1.10%) Amazon Linux
15 3 (1.10%) Oracle Linux
15 3 (1.10%) Windows 7
16 2 (0.74%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 98 (36.03%) Agile Software Development
2 86 (31.62%) DevOps
3 67 (24.63%) Configuration Management
4 56 (20.59%) Open Source
5 49 (18.01%) Continuous Integration
6 38 (13.97%) Load Balancing
7 36 (13.24%) Continuous Delivery
8 34 (12.50%) Test Automation
9 26 (9.56%) TDD
10 23 (8.46%) Business Intelligence
10 23 (8.46%) Migration
10 23 (8.46%) SOA
11 19 (6.99%) High Availability
11 19 (6.99%) Scrum
12 18 (6.62%) ITIL
13 17 (6.25%) Penetration Testing
13 17 (6.25%) Service Management
14 16 (5.88%) Microservices
15 14 (5.15%) Continuous Improvement
15 14 (5.15%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 84 (30.88%) Java
2 74 (27.21%) Python
3 43 (15.81%) Ruby
4 38 (13.97%) Bash Shell
5 32 (11.76%) SQL
6 31 (11.40%) Shell Script
7 30 (11.03%) JavaScript
8 29 (10.66%) Perl
9 23 (8.46%) C
9 23 (8.46%) PowerShell
10 13 (4.78%) PHP
11 9 (3.31%) C#
12 8 (2.94%) Korn
12 8 (2.94%) Scala
13 7 (2.57%) Go
14 6 (2.21%) Apple Swift
14 6 (2.21%) Objective-C
15 4 (1.47%) XPath
16 3 (1.10%) Groovy
16 3 (1.10%) Jython
Qualifications
1 29 (10.66%) Degree
2 27 (9.93%) Security Cleared
3 25 (9.19%) SC Cleared
4 14 (5.15%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (4.04%) Cisco Certification
6 9 (3.31%) RHCE
7 8 (2.94%) CCIE
7 8 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (2.57%) RHCSA
9 6 (2.21%) CCNP
10 5 (1.84%) CCSE
10 5 (1.84%) CISSP
10 5 (1.84%) MCSE
11 3 (1.10%) CCNA
11 3 (1.10%) Check Point Certification
11 3 (1.10%) CSSLP
12 2 (0.74%) CCIE Security
12 2 (0.74%) CISA
12 2 (0.74%) Master's Degree
12 2 (0.74%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.21%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.84%) QA
3 3 (1.10%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (1.10%) SLA
4 2 (0.74%) COBIT
4 2 (0.74%) ISO 20022
4 2 (0.74%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.37%) COSO
5 1 (0.37%) SEPA
System Software
1 38 (13.97%) Active Directory
2 23 (8.46%) Docker
3 22 (8.09%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (6.25%) vCloud
5 10 (3.68%) VMware ESXi
6 7 (2.57%) HDFS
7 6 (2.21%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 6 (2.21%) Terminal Services
7 6 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
8 4 (1.47%) BitLocker
8 4 (1.47%) Firmware
8 4 (1.47%) Hyper-V
8 4 (1.47%) NFS
9 3 (1.10%) vSphere
9 3 (1.10%) Xen
10 2 (0.74%) ProxySG
10 2 (0.74%) Time Sharing Option
11 1 (0.37%) etcd
11 1 (0.37%) flannel
11 1 (0.37%) KVM
Systems Management
1 67 (24.63%) Puppet
2 62 (22.79%) Ansible
3 18 (6.62%) Kibana
4 16 (5.88%) logstash
4 16 (5.88%) Terraform
5 15 (5.51%) Kubernetes
5 15 (5.51%) Opscode Chef
6 13 (4.78%) ZABBIX
7 12 (4.41%) Nagios
8 11 (4.04%) Grafana
8 11 (4.04%) HAProxy
9 6 (2.21%) FortiGate
9 6 (2.21%) Forum Sentry
9 6 (2.21%) Graphite
9 6 (2.21%) Hadoop YARN
9 6 (2.21%) Salt
10 5 (1.84%) OpenIDM
11 4 (1.47%) CA Single Sign-On
11 4 (1.47%) Docker Swarm
11 4 (1.47%) Mesos
Vendors
1 46 (16.91%) Cisco
2 40 (14.71%) Oracle
3 38 (13.97%) Microsoft
4 36 (13.24%) VMware
5 23 (8.46%) F5
5 23 (8.46%) Red Hat
6 20 (7.35%) CheckPoint
7 18 (6.62%) Juniper
8 14 (5.15%) IBM
9 13 (4.78%) ServiceNow
10 12 (4.41%) SaltStack
11 11 (4.04%) HP
12 10 (3.68%) Kronos
12 10 (3.68%) Palo Alto
13 9 (3.31%) NetApp
13 9 (3.31%) Splunk
14 8 (2.94%) Apple
15 7 (2.57%) Atlassian
15 7 (2.57%) Google
16 6 (2.21%) Fortinet
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