The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 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 28 April 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)
Buckinghamshire / Milton Keynes
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 71 56 66
Rank change year-on-year -15 +10  
Contract jobs citing SSL 1 13 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 0.13% 1.71% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.63% 9.49% 3.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 7 1
Median daily rate - £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £489 £400 £335
% change year-on-year +22.28% +19.40%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £39.25 £26.00
% change year-on-year -38.98% +50.96%  

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 Milton Keynes with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Milton Keynes
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 158 137 178
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Milton Keynes 20.47% 18.05% 19.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 65 69
Median daily rate £407 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.23% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £364 £342
% change year-on-year +6.45% +6.43%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
Median hourly rate £15.50 £18.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.21% -53.75%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -16.66% -  

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Job Vacancy Trend in Milton Keynes

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Milton Keynes 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 Milton Keynes

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in Milton Keynes

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 Milton Keynes region with a requirement for SSL.

1 5 (83.33%) Finance
2 4 (66.67%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Wireless
2 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 4 (66.67%) VPN
2 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 4 (66.67%) Intel Security
2 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco
2 4 (66.67%) Blue Coat
2 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
2 4 (66.67%) F5
3 3 (50.00%) ArcSight
3 3 (50.00%) GFI Software
3 3 (50.00%) Rapid7
3 3 (50.00%) 802.1X
3 3 (50.00%) FireEye
3 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
3 3 (50.00%) Nexpose
3 3 (50.00%) LogRhythm
3 3 (50.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
3 3 (50.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
3 3 (50.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
3 3 (50.00%) TippingPoint
3 3 (50.00%) Clustering
3 3 (50.00%) Information Security
3 3 (50.00%) Sourcefire
3 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
3 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 3 (50.00%) HTTP

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Milton Keynes 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 (33.33%) WebSphere
1 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Application Server
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco ASA
1 4 (66.67%) Firewall
1 4 (66.67%) TCP/IP
1 4 (66.67%) VPN
1 4 (66.67%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) HTTP
2 3 (50.00%) Internet
3 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco PIX
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) DNS
3 1 (16.67%) Ethernet
3 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
3 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) NetScaler
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security
3 1 (16.67%) Remote Desktop
3 1 (16.67%) X.509
General
1 5 (83.33%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security Specialist
1 3 (50.00%) Information Specialist
1 3 (50.00%) Security Specialist
2 2 (33.33%) Administrator
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Security Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Security Technical Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Technical Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) 802.1X
2 2 (33.33%) J2EE
2 2 (33.33%) JDBC
2 2 (33.33%) JNDI
2 2 (33.33%) SOAP
2 2 (33.33%) Web Services
2 2 (33.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) PKI
2 1 (16.67%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 4 (66.67%) Windows
2 3 (50.00%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 2000
3 1 (16.67%) Windows 8
3 1 (16.67%) Windows NT
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (16.67%) Windows Vista
3 1 (16.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Information Security
1 3 (50.00%) Malware Detection/Protection
1 3 (50.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
1 3 (50.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
1 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
1 3 (50.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
2 2 (33.33%) Garbage Collection
2 2 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
3 1 (16.67%) DNA
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Bash Shell
1 2 (33.33%) Jython
1 2 (33.33%) Korn
1 2 (33.33%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) CCA
1 1 (16.67%) CCAA
1 1 (16.67%) Citrix Certification
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
1 1 (16.67%) ISA Server
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft App-V
1 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (16.67%) XenApp
1 1 (16.67%) XenDesktop
1 1 (16.67%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Nexpose
2 2 (33.33%) CA Wily
3 1 (16.67%) AppDNA
3 1 (16.67%) FortiGate
3 1 (16.67%) McAfee ePO
3 1 (16.67%) SCCM
3 1 (16.67%) XenMobile
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Blue Coat
1 4 (66.67%) Cisco
1 4 (66.67%) F5
1 4 (66.67%) Intel Security
1 4 (66.67%) Juniper
2 3 (50.00%) ArcSight
2 3 (50.00%) FireEye
2 3 (50.00%) GFI Software
2 3 (50.00%) LogRhythm
2 3 (50.00%) Rapid7
2 3 (50.00%) Sourcefire
2 3 (50.00%) Symantec
2 3 (50.00%) TippingPoint
3 2 (33.33%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) Citrix
4 1 (16.67%) Clearswift
4 1 (16.67%) Forcepoint
4 1 (16.67%) Fortinet
4 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
4 1 (16.67%) VMware