Period
to 15 September 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Manchester 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 15 September 2019 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)
North West > Manchester
6 months to
15 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 113 146 125
Rank change year-on-year +33 -21 -10
Contract jobs citing SSL 31 17 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 1.13% 0.53% 0.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.99% 3.90% 3.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 8
Manchester median daily rate £550 £325 £244
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.23% +33.20% -34.93%
10th Percentile £488 £173 £160
90th Percentile £700 £453 £520
North West median daily rate £550 £350 £338
% change year-on-year +57.14% +3.70% -12.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 0
Manchester median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.41% - -
North West median hourly rate £22.50 £29.00 -
% change year-on-year -22.41% - -

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 Manchester with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Manchester
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 345 436 397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Manchester 12.54% 13.71% 13.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 220 267 213
Manchester median daily rate £414 £390 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.09% -2.50% -
10th Percentile £180 £184 £163
90th Percentile £594 £563 £550
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 46 40
Manchester median hourly rate £16.75 £19.40 £14.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.64% +38.54% -18.84%
10th Percentile £11.59 £12.74 £11.00
90th Percentile £23.75 £43.88 £41.00
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £15.15
% change year-on-year - +15.51% -5.31%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Manchester

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

Job vacancy trend for SSL in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in Manchester

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in Manchester over the 6 months to 15 September 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in Manchester

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in Manchester

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Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Manchester region over the 6 months to 15 September 2019. 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
Oldham - 3 - -
Salford +8 2 - -
SSL
North West

For the 6 months to 15 September 2019, 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 Manchester region with a requirement for SSL.

1 28 (90.32%) TCP/IP
2 21 (67.74%) DNS
2 21 (67.74%) DHCP
3 19 (61.29%) HTTP
4 18 (58.06%) Linux
4 18 (58.06%) DevOps
5 16 (51.61%) Configuration Management
6 14 (45.16%) Java
6 14 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
6 14 (45.16%) Puppet
6 14 (45.16%) Jenkins
7 12 (38.71%) Opscode Chef
8 11 (35.48%) Public Sector
8 11 (35.48%) Cisco
8 11 (35.48%) FTP
9 10 (32.26%) IPsec
9 10 (32.26%) Travis CI
10 9 (29.03%) ITIL
10 9 (29.03%) Open Source
11 8 (25.81%) NoSQL
11 8 (25.81%) RDBMS
11 8 (25.81%) VPN
11 8 (25.81%) Relational Database
11 8 (25.81%) Microservices
12 7 (22.58%) WAN
12 7 (22.58%) LAN
12 7 (22.58%) Windows
12 7 (22.58%) OOP
12 7 (22.58%) OO
12 7 (22.58%) MySQL

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Manchester 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 4 (12.90%) nginx
2 3 (9.68%) Apache
2 3 (9.68%) Confluence
2 3 (9.68%) IIS
2 3 (9.68%) Jetty
2 3 (9.68%) Mongrel
2 3 (9.68%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.68%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.23%) JBoss
3 1 (3.23%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) AWS
2 4 (12.90%) GCP
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (9.68%) Azure
3 3 (9.68%) Google App Engine
4 1 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (3.23%) OpenShift
4 1 (3.23%) PaaS
4 1 (3.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 28 (90.32%) TCP/IP
2 21 (67.74%) DHCP
2 21 (67.74%) DNS
3 19 (61.29%) HTTP
4 11 (35.48%) FTP
5 10 (32.26%) IPsec
6 8 (25.81%) VPN
7 7 (22.58%) Cisco IOS
7 7 (22.58%) LAN
7 7 (22.58%) VLAN
7 7 (22.58%) WAN
8 5 (16.13%) IP Telephony
8 5 (16.13%) ISDN
8 5 (16.13%) MPLS
8 5 (16.13%) PBX
9 4 (12.90%) Firewall
10 3 (9.68%) Network Security
10 3 (9.68%) VoIP
11 2 (6.45%) NetScaler
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) NoSQL
1 8 (25.81%) RDBMS
1 8 (25.81%) Relational Database
2 7 (22.58%) MongoDB
2 7 (22.58%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 14 (45.16%) Jenkins
2 10 (32.26%) Travis CI
3 5 (16.13%) Git (software)
4 3 (9.68%) Ant
4 3 (9.68%) Cucumber
4 3 (9.68%) FishEye
4 3 (9.68%) JIRA
4 3 (9.68%) Selenium
4 3 (9.68%) Subversion
5 2 (6.45%) Maven
6 1 (3.23%) Artifactory
6 1 (3.23%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (3.23%) Bitbucket
6 1 (3.23%) Gradle
6 1 (3.23%) Hudson
6 1 (3.23%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 11 (35.48%) Public Sector
2 5 (16.13%) Telecoms
3 4 (12.90%) Finance
4 2 (6.45%) Legal
5 1 (3.23%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (19.35%) Network Engineer
3 4 (12.90%) Telecoms Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Site Engineer
4 3 (9.68%) Site Reliability Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (6.45%) Network Security Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Network Architect
6 1 (3.23%) Systems Engineer
6 1 (3.23%) Technical Leader
6 1 (3.23%) Telephony Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (19.35%) .NET
1 6 (19.35%) J2EE
2 3 (9.68%) LAMP
2 3 (9.68%) Servlets
3 1 (3.23%) AngularJS
3 1 (3.23%) Java EE
3 1 (3.23%) Node.js
3 1 (3.23%) React
3 1 (3.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (16.13%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (16.13%) Smartphone
2 2 (6.45%) Cyberthreat
3 1 (3.23%) Clustering
3 1 (3.23%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.23%) FlexPod
3 1 (3.23%) NHS
3 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 18 (58.06%) Linux
2 7 (22.58%) Windows
3 2 (6.45%) Windows Server
4 1 (3.23%) Data ONTAP
4 1 (3.23%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (58.06%) DevOps
2 16 (51.61%) Configuration Management
3 14 (45.16%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (29.03%) ITIL
4 9 (29.03%) Open Source
5 8 (25.81%) Microservices
6 7 (22.58%) OO
6 7 (22.58%) OOP
6 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
7 6 (19.35%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (19.35%) Target Operating Model
7 6 (19.35%) Thought Leadership
8 5 (16.13%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (12.90%) Service Management
10 3 (9.68%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (9.68%) Load Balancing
10 3 (9.68%) Network Design
10 3 (9.68%) Problem-Solving
10 3 (9.68%) Site Reliability Engineering
11 2 (6.45%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 14 (45.16%) Java
2 3 (9.68%) Perl
2 3 (9.68%) Python
3 1 (3.23%) JavaScript
3 1 (3.23%) Shell Script
3 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (22.58%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (19.35%) CCNA
2 6 (19.35%) SC Cleared
2 6 (19.35%) Security Cleared
3 5 (16.13%) CCNP
4 3 (9.68%) CISSP
5 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
5 2 (6.45%) Degree
5 2 (6.45%) ISEB
5 2 (6.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (6.45%) JNCIA
5 2 (6.45%) JNCIP
5 2 (6.45%) JNCIS
6 1 (3.23%) MCP
6 1 (3.23%) MCSE
6 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Virtual Machines
2 5 (16.13%) Docker
3 4 (12.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (9.68%) Active Directory
4 3 (9.68%) Xen
5 2 (6.45%) ProxySG
6 1 (3.23%) BitLocker
6 1 (3.23%) Hyper-V
6 1 (3.23%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 14 (45.16%) Puppet
2 12 (38.71%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (12.90%) Kubernetes
4 2 (6.45%) Ansible
5 1 (3.23%) CA Wily
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (3.23%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (3.23%) Istio
5 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.23%) NetBackup
5 1 (3.23%) Salt
5 1 (3.23%) systemd
5 1 (3.23%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (35.48%) Cisco
2 4 (12.90%) Microsoft
2 4 (12.90%) VMware
3 3 (9.68%) Google
4 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
4 2 (6.45%) CheckPoint
4 2 (6.45%) F5
4 2 (6.45%) Juniper
4 2 (6.45%) Palo Alto
5 1 (3.23%) Atlassian
5 1 (3.23%) Avaya
5 1 (3.23%) Citrix
5 1 (3.23%) NetApp
5 1 (3.23%) Veeam