The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 29 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.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England / North East
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 78 58 -
Rank change year-on-year -20 -  
Contract jobs citing SSL 5 18 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.69% 2.07% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.68% 17.31% -
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 0
Median daily rate £390 £304 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.39% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +15.62% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £42.75 £17.11
% change year-on-year -60.23% +149.85%  

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 the North East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 136 104 73
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 18.86% 11.95% 11.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 57 41
Median daily rate £385 £290 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +32.75% -3.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £278 £230 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 3 2
Median hourly rate £38.75 £16.99 £26.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +128.07% -36.48%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £16.99 £26.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £17.29 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in the North East

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in the North East over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in the North East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in the North East

SSL
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the North East region over the 3 months to 29 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
Tyne and Wear -22 3 £390 +30.00% 1
Durham - 2 £406 -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 North East region with a requirement for SSL.

1 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 13 (59.09%) Unix
2 13 (59.09%) AIX
2 13 (59.09%) Java
2 13 (59.09%) Configuration Management
3 12 (54.55%) IBM
3 12 (54.55%) Windows
3 12 (54.55%) Puppet
4 11 (50.00%) DevOps
5 10 (45.45%) SQL
6 9 (40.91%) Perl
6 9 (40.91%) Sun
6 9 (40.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 9 (40.91%) WebSphere
6 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
7 8 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
7 8 (36.36%) Workflow
7 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (36.36%) Software Packaging
7 8 (36.36%) Change Control
7 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
7 8 (36.36%) HP
7 8 (36.36%) BusinessObjects
7 8 (36.36%) OO
7 8 (36.36%) LDAP
8 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
8 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
9 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
9 6 (27.27%) HTTP
9 6 (27.27%) WebSphere Application Server

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 9 (40.91%) WebSphere
2 6 (27.27%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (22.73%) Confluence
4 4 (18.18%) JBoss
4 4 (18.18%) WebLogic
5 3 (13.64%) Apache
5 3 (13.64%) FileNet
5 3 (13.64%) IIS
5 3 (13.64%) Jetty
5 3 (13.64%) Mongrel
5 3 (13.64%) MQSeries
5 3 (13.64%) nginx
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (13.64%) Oracle Workflow
5 3 (13.64%) Tomcat
6 2 (9.09%) SAS
7 1 (4.55%) AquaLogic
7 1 (4.55%) Oracle Application Server
7 1 (4.55%) Tuxedo
Applications
1 2 (9.09%) MS Excel
1 2 (9.09%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (13.64%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (4.55%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (4.55%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 5 (22.73%) OpenShift
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (13.64%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (13.64%) Google App Engine
2 3 (13.64%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (9.09%) IaaS
3 2 (9.09%) PaaS
3 2 (9.09%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (36.36%) LDAP
2 6 (27.27%) HTTP
3 5 (22.73%) Cisco ASA
3 5 (22.73%) Firewall
3 5 (22.73%) LAN
3 5 (22.73%) VPN
4 4 (18.18%) TCP/IP
5 3 (13.64%) DHCP
5 3 (13.64%) DNS
5 3 (13.64%) FTP
5 3 (13.64%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (13.64%) IPsec
6 2 (9.09%) HTTPS
6 2 (9.09%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (36.36%) BusinessObjects
2 2 (9.09%) SAS Enterprise Guide
2 2 (9.09%) SAS Enterprise Miner
2 2 (9.09%) SQL Server
3 1 (4.55%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 5 (22.73%) Git (software)
1 5 (22.73%) JIRA
2 3 (13.64%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.64%) Travis CI
3 2 (9.09%) MSI
4 1 (4.55%) IntelliJ
General
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (40.91%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (22.73%) Network Engineer
3 3 (13.64%) Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Middleware Consultant
3 3 (13.64%) Support Consultant
4 2 (9.09%) Cloud Engineer
4 2 (9.09%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Developer
5 1 (4.55%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (4.55%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (36.36%) Software Packaging
2 4 (18.18%) J2EE
3 3 (13.64%) .NET
3 3 (13.64%) IBM Integration Bus
3 3 (13.64%) Middleware
3 3 (13.64%) Servlets
3 3 (13.64%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (4.55%) CSS
4 1 (4.55%) JSON
4 1 (4.55%) Play Framework
4 1 (4.55%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (13.64%) DataPower
3 1 (4.55%) Management Information System
3 1 (4.55%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 14 (63.64%) Linux
2 13 (59.09%) AIX
2 13 (59.09%) Unix
3 12 (54.55%) Windows
4 9 (40.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (22.73%) Windows Server
6 4 (18.18%) Windows XP
7 3 (13.64%) OS/390
7 3 (13.64%) Solaris
8 2 (9.09%) Windows 10
8 2 (9.09%) Windows 2000
8 2 (9.09%) Windows 7
8 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (9.09%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (59.09%) Configuration Management
2 11 (50.00%) DevOps
3 8 (36.36%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (36.36%) Change Control
3 8 (36.36%) OO
3 8 (36.36%) Workflow
4 5 (22.73%) ITIL
4 5 (22.73%) Network Design
5 4 (18.18%) Open Source
6 3 (13.64%) Continuous Integration
7 2 (9.09%) Change Management
7 2 (9.09%) Data Management
7 2 (9.09%) High Availability
7 2 (9.09%) ITSM
7 2 (9.09%) Patch Management
7 2 (9.09%) Performance Management
7 2 (9.09%) Prototyping
7 2 (9.09%) Service Management
7 2 (9.09%) Software Distribution
7 2 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 13 (59.09%) Java
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 9 (40.91%) Perl
4 7 (31.82%) PowerShell
5 2 (9.09%) REXX
5 2 (9.09%) Tcl
5 2 (9.09%) VB
6 1 (4.55%) C
6 1 (4.55%) C++
6 1 (4.55%) Scala
Qualifications
1 5 (22.73%) CCSE
1 5 (22.73%) Check Point Certification
2 4 (18.18%) Degree
2 4 (18.18%) Security Cleared
3 2 (9.09%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (9.09%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (9.09%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.55%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.55%) SLA
System Software
1 7 (31.82%) Active Directory
2 6 (27.27%) Docker
3 3 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (13.64%) Xen
Systems Management
1 12 (54.55%) Puppet
2 8 (36.36%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (13.64%) Forum Sentry
4 2 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 12 (54.55%) IBM
2 9 (40.91%) Sun
3 8 (36.36%) HP
3 8 (36.36%) Red Hat
4 6 (27.27%) Microsoft
4 6 (27.27%) Oracle
5 5 (22.73%) Atlassian
5 5 (22.73%) CheckPoint
5 5 (22.73%) Cisco
5 5 (22.73%) Juniper
6 4 (18.18%) Axway
7 3 (13.64%) Google
7 3 (13.64%) Informatica
7 3 (13.64%) Siebel
7 3 (13.64%) VMware
8 1 (4.55%) Capita