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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England / London
Rank 239 309 238
Rank change year-on-year +70 -71  
Contract jobs citing SSL 166 120 176
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.85% 0.54% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.80% 4.29% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 98 104
Median daily rate £475 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £42.50 £17.11
% change year-on-year -64.11% +148.39%  

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 2440 2799 2845
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 12.53% 12.69% 13.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 1625 1895 1828
Median daily rate £445 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 58 85
Median hourly rate £42.25 £21.92 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +92.74% +1.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.38 £12.83 £13.47
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in London over the 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSL in London.

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 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 +12 24 £475 +15.15% 2
Croydon +6 4 £413 +57.14%
Westminster +6 1 £575 -
Docklands, London - 1 £563 -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 24 March 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.

1 164 (53.95%) Linux
2 133 (43.75%) HTTP
3 117 (38.49%) TCP/IP
4 96 (31.58%) DNS
5 94 (30.92%) Java
5 94 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
5 94 (30.92%) DevOps
6 86 (28.29%) Firewall
7 79 (25.99%) Configuration Management
8 77 (25.33%) Amazon AWS
9 74 (24.34%) Puppet
10 71 (23.36%) Jenkins
11 70 (23.03%) Open Source
12 69 (22.70%) VPN
13 67 (22.04%) Python
14 64 (21.05%) Git (software)
15 63 (20.72%) Cisco
15 63 (20.72%) Finance
16 60 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
17 56 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
18 55 (18.09%) Apache
19 53 (17.43%) Unix
19 53 (17.43%) Windows
20 52 (17.11%) Microsoft
20 52 (17.11%) Ansible
21 51 (16.78%) Oracle
22 49 (16.12%) MongoDB
23 48 (15.79%) Security Cleared
24 45 (14.80%) Web Services
25 44 (14.47%) SC Cleared

SSL
Top Related 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 55 (18.09%) Apache
2 32 (10.53%) nginx
2 32 (10.53%) WebSphere
3 24 (7.89%) IIS
3 24 (7.89%) Tomcat
4 18 (5.92%) Confluence
5 14 (4.61%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (3.95%) WebSphere Application Server
7 11 (3.62%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 10 (3.29%) JBoss
9 9 (2.96%) CMS
9 9 (2.96%) WebLogic
10 7 (2.30%) Cloud Foundry
10 7 (2.30%) OpenStack
11 6 (1.97%) Skype for Business
12 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2007
12 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2010
12 5 (1.64%) Exchange Server 2013
12 5 (1.64%) MS Exchange
12 5 (1.64%) SharePoint
Applications
1 11 (3.62%) MS Excel
2 8 (2.63%) MS Office
3 2 (0.66%) HipChat
3 2 (0.66%) MS PowerPoint
3 2 (0.66%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (3.29%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle Applications
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.66%) Oracle iProcurement
3 1 (0.33%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Financials
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle HRMS
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy AR System
3 1 (0.33%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.33%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 77 (25.33%) Amazon AWS
2 36 (11.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 12 (3.95%) GitHub
3 12 (3.95%) IaaS
4 10 (3.29%) Oracle CX
4 10 (3.29%) PaaS
5 9 (2.96%) SaaS
6 8 (2.63%) Amazon EC2
7 7 (2.30%) Cloud Computing
7 7 (2.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 5 (1.64%) Azure Active Directory
9 3 (0.99%) Amazon ELB
9 3 (0.99%) Amazon Kinesis
9 3 (0.99%) CloudFront
9 3 (0.99%) G Suite
9 3 (0.99%) Google App Engine
9 3 (0.99%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (0.66%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.66%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.66%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 133 (43.75%) HTTP
2 117 (38.49%) TCP/IP
3 96 (31.58%) DNS
4 86 (28.29%) Firewall
5 69 (22.70%) VPN
6 43 (14.14%) IPsec
7 37 (12.17%) Internet
8 29 (9.54%) Intrusion Detection
9 28 (9.21%) WAN
10 27 (8.88%) LDAP
11 25 (8.22%) DHCP
11 25 (8.22%) LAN
11 25 (8.22%) SSH
12 24 (7.89%) BGP
13 23 (7.57%) OSPF
14 19 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
14 19 (6.25%) Cisco Nexus
15 18 (5.92%) Network Security
16 16 (5.26%) MPLS
17 14 (4.61%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 56 (18.42%) PostgreSQL
2 49 (16.12%) MongoDB
3 42 (13.82%) MySQL
4 38 (12.50%) Relational Database
4 38 (12.50%) SQL Server
5 27 (8.88%) Oracle Database
5 27 (8.88%) Redis
6 11 (3.62%) RDBMS
7 10 (3.29%) Oracle ODI
8 9 (2.96%) Oracle Database 11g
9 8 (2.63%) Amazon RDS
9 8 (2.63%) Hadoop
10 7 (2.30%) NoSQL
11 6 (1.97%) Apache Hive
12 5 (1.64%) Big Data
12 5 (1.64%) Impala
12 5 (1.64%) Oracle BI EE
13 3 (0.99%) DB2
13 3 (0.99%) HBase
14 2 (0.66%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 71 (23.36%) Jenkins
2 64 (21.05%) Git (software)
3 24 (7.89%) Vagrant
4 22 (7.24%) JIRA
5 20 (6.58%) Subversion
6 17 (5.59%) Maven
7 14 (4.61%) Sonatype Nexus
8 12 (3.95%) Bower
8 12 (3.95%) Grunt
8 12 (3.95%) gulp
8 12 (3.95%) Selenium
9 11 (3.62%) Jasmine
9 11 (3.62%) JSHint
9 11 (3.62%) Karma Test Runner
9 11 (3.62%) Protractor
9 11 (3.62%) QUnit
9 11 (3.62%) webpack
10 10 (3.29%) Visual Studio
11 8 (2.63%) Octopus Deploy
12 7 (2.30%) Travis CI
General
1 63 (20.72%) Finance
2 28 (9.21%) Banking
3 13 (4.28%) Financial Institution
4 9 (2.96%) Retail
5 8 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 7 (2.30%) Telecoms
7 6 (1.97%) Games
8 4 (1.32%) Back Office
9 3 (0.99%) Marketing
10 2 (0.66%) Legal
10 2 (0.66%) Publishing
11 1 (0.33%) Electronics
11 1 (0.33%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 57 (18.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 43 (14.14%) Developer
3 32 (10.53%) Architect
4 26 (8.55%) Network Engineer
5 25 (8.22%) Linux Engineer
6 19 (6.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 17 (5.59%) Analyst
7 17 (5.59%) AWS DevOps
8 16 (5.26%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 16 (5.26%) Security Engineer
9 15 (4.93%) Administrator
9 15 (4.93%) AWS Engineer
9 15 (4.93%) Azure Engineer
9 15 (4.93%) Consultant
10 14 (4.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 14 (4.61%) Windows Engineer
11 13 (4.28%) Azure DevOps
11 13 (4.28%) Support Engineer
11 13 (4.28%) Technical Architect
11 13 (4.28%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 45 (14.80%) Web Services
2 31 (10.20%) HTML
3 29 (9.54%) CSS
3 29 (9.54%) Node.js
3 29 (9.54%) REST
4 23 (7.57%) .NET
5 22 (7.24%) Ajax
5 22 (7.24%) JSON
5 22 (7.24%) XML
6 21 (6.91%) AngularJS
7 19 (6.25%) SOAP
8 17 (5.59%) Middleware
9 16 (5.26%) HTML5
9 16 (5.26%) SAML
10 15 (4.93%) Elastic Stack
11 14 (4.61%) Sass
12 13 (4.28%) LEMP Stack
13 12 (3.95%) CSS3
13 12 (3.95%) DOM
13 12 (3.95%) React
Miscellaneous
1 35 (11.51%) Data Centre
2 27 (8.88%) Analytical Skills
3 20 (6.58%) Clustering
4 15 (4.93%) PKI
5 11 (3.62%) Graphic Design
5 11 (3.62%) Management Information System
6 10 (3.29%) Computer Science
7 9 (2.96%) Hedge funds
7 9 (2.96%) User Experience
8 8 (2.63%) Replication
9 7 (2.30%) Cloud Native
10 6 (1.97%) Hybrid Cloud
11 5 (1.64%) Fintech
11 5 (1.64%) Public Cloud
12 4 (1.32%) Client/Server
12 4 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
12 4 (1.32%) Linux Command Line
13 3 (0.99%) Mainframe
13 3 (0.99%) Taxonomies
13 3 (0.99%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 164 (53.95%) Linux
2 53 (17.43%) Unix
2 53 (17.43%) Windows
3 25 (8.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 20 (6.58%) Windows Server
5 17 (5.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 16 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 14 (4.61%) AIX
8 11 (3.62%) CentOS
9 10 (3.29%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 10 (3.29%) Windows 7
10 8 (2.63%) Windows 10
10 8 (2.63%) Windows Server 2003
11 6 (1.97%) Oracle Linux
11 6 (1.97%) Ubuntu
12 5 (1.64%) SUSE
13 4 (1.32%) CoreOS
13 4 (1.32%) Fedora
13 4 (1.32%) RancherOS
14 3 (0.99%) Amazon Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 94 (30.92%) Agile Software Development
1 94 (30.92%) DevOps
2 79 (25.99%) Configuration Management
3 70 (23.03%) Open Source
4 60 (19.74%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (12.50%) Load Balancing
6 29 (9.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 27 (8.88%) Migration
7 27 (8.88%) Penetration Testing
7 27 (8.88%) Scrum
8 24 (7.89%) High Availability
9 20 (6.58%) Service Management
9 20 (6.58%) Software Delivery
10 19 (6.25%) ITIL
11 18 (5.92%) Information Security
11 18 (5.92%) MVC
11 18 (5.92%) Software Engineering
11 18 (5.92%) Web Development
12 17 (5.59%) Business Intelligence
13 16 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 94 (30.92%) Java
2 67 (22.04%) Python
3 42 (13.82%) Ruby
4 38 (12.50%) JavaScript
5 31 (10.20%) Bash Shell
5 31 (10.20%) C
6 29 (9.54%) Perl
6 29 (9.54%) PowerShell
7 27 (8.88%) SQL
8 22 (7.24%) Shell Script
9 20 (6.58%) PHP
10 13 (4.28%) C#
10 13 (4.28%) Go
11 11 (3.62%) Korn
12 7 (2.30%) C++
13 5 (1.64%) VB
14 4 (1.32%) XPath
15 3 (0.99%) JCL
15 3 (0.99%) Jython
16 2 (0.66%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 48 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 44 (14.47%) SC Cleared
3 21 (6.91%) Degree
4 20 (6.58%) Cisco Certification
5 13 (4.28%) CCNP
6 12 (3.95%) CCIE
7 11 (3.62%) CISSP
8 8 (2.63%) Microsoft Certification
9 7 (2.30%) MCSE
10 6 (1.97%) CCNA
11 5 (1.64%) CCSE
11 5 (1.64%) CISA
12 4 (1.32%) MCITP
12 4 (1.32%) MCP
13 3 (0.99%) CISM
13 3 (0.99%) CSSLP
13 3 (0.99%) DV Cleared
13 3 (0.99%) JNCIP
14 2 (0.66%) CCSA
14 2 (0.66%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (2.96%) PCI DSS
2 6 (1.97%) QA
3 2 (0.66%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (0.66%) ISO20022
3 2 (0.66%) SEPA
3 2 (0.66%) SLA
System Software
1 41 (13.49%) Active Directory
2 22 (7.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 21 (6.91%) vCloud
4 13 (4.28%) VMware ESXi
5 12 (3.95%) Docker
6 9 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
7 8 (2.63%) NFS
7 8 (2.63%) Terminal Services
8 6 (1.97%) HDFS
8 6 (1.97%) XenApp
8 6 (1.97%) XenDesktop
9 5 (1.64%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 5 (1.64%) Firmware
9 5 (1.64%) vSphere
10 4 (1.32%) etcd
10 4 (1.32%) flannel
10 4 (1.32%) Hyper-V
10 4 (1.32%) Xen
11 3 (0.99%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.99%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 74 (24.34%) Puppet
2 52 (17.11%) Ansible
3 23 (7.57%) Opscode Chef
4 16 (5.26%) Kibana
5 15 (4.93%) ZABBIX
6 14 (4.61%) Graphite
6 14 (4.61%) logstash
7 13 (4.28%) Nagios
8 11 (3.62%) Grafana
8 11 (3.62%) Kubernetes
8 11 (3.62%) Salt
9 10 (3.29%) FortiGate
9 10 (3.29%) Forum Sentry
10 7 (2.30%) Terraform
11 6 (1.97%) Mesos
12 5 (1.64%) Hadoop YARN
13 4 (1.32%) Docker Swarm
13 4 (1.32%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 4 (1.32%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 4 (1.32%) OpenIDM
Vendors
1 63 (20.72%) Cisco
2 52 (17.11%) Microsoft
3 51 (16.78%) Oracle
4 43 (14.14%) VMware
5 31 (10.20%) Juniper
6 28 (9.21%) CheckPoint
7 22 (7.24%) IBM
8 21 (6.91%) Palo Alto
9 16 (5.26%) Red Hat
10 12 (3.95%) Atlassian
10 12 (3.95%) Citrix
11 11 (3.62%) ServiceNow
12 10 (3.29%) F5
12 10 (3.29%) HP
12 10 (3.29%) Kronos
13 9 (2.96%) AlienVault
13 9 (2.96%) Fortinet
13 9 (2.96%) Rackspace
13 9 (2.96%) Zend
14 8 (2.63%) Splunk