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 25 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 / North East
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 58 91 59
Rank change year-on-year +33 -32  
Contract jobs citing SSL 1 34 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.18% 2.12% 1.56%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.85% 5.84% 10.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 25 10
Median daily rate - £320 £279
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.90%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +26.00% +10.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £36.00 -
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 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 118 582 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 21.11% 36.33% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 355 62
Median daily rate £338 £300 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% +4.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £198 £218 £248
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £420 £350
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 44 20
Median hourly rate £17.00 £28.00 £16.16
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -39.28% +73.26%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.25 £19.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.00 £36.00 £27.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

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

SSL
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 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 25 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
Durham -7 1 - -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 North East region with a requirement for SSL.

1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 4 (66.67%) HTTP
3 3 (50.00%) Puppet
3 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) MSI
4 2 (33.33%) Apache
4 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) VB
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) Open Source
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) HTTPS
4 2 (33.33%) REXX
4 2 (33.33%) Tcl
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 2 (33.33%) Software Distribution
4 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
4 2 (33.33%) Windows 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 2 (33.33%) Apache
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) JBoss
2 1 (16.67%) Jetty
2 1 (16.67%) Mongrel
2 1 (16.67%) nginx
2 1 (16.67%) Tomcat
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (16.67%) Google App Engine
1 1 (16.67%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 4 (66.67%) HTTP
2 2 (33.33%) DNS
2 2 (33.33%) HTTPS
2 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (16.67%) DHCP
3 1 (16.67%) Firewall
3 1 (16.67%) FTP
3 1 (16.67%) IPsec
3 1 (16.67%) LAN
3 1 (16.67%) LDAP
3 1 (16.67%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) MSI
2 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (16.67%) GitLab
2 1 (16.67%) IntelliJ
2 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 1 (16.67%) Mercurial
2 1 (16.67%) Phabricator
2 1 (16.67%) Subversion
2 1 (16.67%) Trac
2 1 (16.67%) Travis CI
Job Titles
1 1 (16.67%) Consultant
1 1 (16.67%) Developer
1 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Operations Engineer
1 1 (16.67%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) .NET
1 1 (16.67%) CSS
1 1 (16.67%) J2EE
1 1 (16.67%) JSON
1 1 (16.67%) Play Framework
1 1 (16.67%) Servlets
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Operating Systems
1 5 (83.33%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 10
2 2 (33.33%) Windows 7
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2008
2 2 (33.33%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (33.33%) Windows XP
3 1 (16.67%) CentOS
3 1 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 1 (16.67%) Ubuntu
3 1 (16.67%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 2 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (33.33%) Open Source
2 2 (33.33%) Patch Management
2 2 (33.33%) Prototyping
2 2 (33.33%) Software Distribution
2 2 (33.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (16.67%) DevOps
3 1 (16.67%) Microservices
3 1 (16.67%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) Java
1 2 (33.33%) PowerShell
1 2 (33.33%) REXX
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
1 2 (33.33%) Tcl
1 2 (33.33%) VB
2 1 (16.67%) Scala
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) CCSE
2 1 (16.67%) Check Point Certification
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 2 (33.33%) Active Directory
2 1 (16.67%) Docker
2 1 (16.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (16.67%) Xen
Systems Management
1 3 (50.00%) Puppet
2 2 (33.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (16.67%) FreeIPA
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Capita
1 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco
1 1 (16.67%) Google
1 1 (16.67%) IBM
1 1 (16.67%) Juniper
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft
1 1 (16.67%) VMware