Period
to 20 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 20 October 2018 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 West
6 months to
20 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 189 177 168
Rank change year-on-year -12 -9 +7
Contract jobs citing SSL 29 29 65
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.49% 0.52% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.52% 3.60% 6.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 10 31
North West median daily rate £350 £338 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.70% -12.90% +10.71%
10th Percentile £255 £163 £330
90th Percentile £509 £476 £498
England median daily rate £488 £500 £438
% change year-on-year -2.50% +14.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 2
North West median hourly rate £28.50 - £14.75
10th Percentile £15.25 - £14.38
90th Percentile £32.00 - £15.13
England median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -13.85% -9.72% -7.69%

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 the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 825 805 1,077
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.04% 14.36% 14.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 491 501 631
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.03% +10.00%
10th Percentile £206 £175 £213
90th Percentile £550 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 77 59 58
North West median hourly rate £18.62 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.38% - -5.44%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.75 £11.25
90th Percentile £43.25 £54.37 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in the North West

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in the North West over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in the North West

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in the North West over the 6 months to 20 October 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SSL in the North West

SSL
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 West region over the 6 months to 20 October 2018. 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
Manchester +1 19 £313 -1.96% 6
Cheshire -8 4 £338 -20.59% 2
Merseyside +9 3 £406 +16.07% 4
Lancashire - 3 £488 - 2
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 20 October 2018, 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 North West region with a requirement for SSL.

1 20 (68.97%) TCP/IP
2 14 (48.28%) DNS
2 14 (48.28%) Firewall
3 12 (41.38%) Cisco
3 12 (41.38%) Windows
4 11 (37.93%) Linux
4 11 (37.93%) HTTP
5 10 (34.48%) VPN
6 9 (31.03%) WAN
6 9 (31.03%) MPLS
6 9 (31.03%) DevOps
7 8 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
7 8 (27.59%) VLAN
7 8 (27.59%) LAN
7 8 (27.59%) CCNP
7 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (24.14%) Internet
8 7 (24.14%) DHCP
8 7 (24.14%) ISDN
8 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
9 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell
9 6 (20.69%) nginx
9 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
9 6 (20.69%) Cisco IOS
9 6 (20.69%) Ansible
9 6 (20.69%) Apache
9 6 (20.69%) Python
9 6 (20.69%) VoIP
9 6 (20.69%) ITIL

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 6 (20.69%) Apache
1 6 (20.69%) nginx
2 4 (13.79%) IIS
3 3 (10.34%) Skype for Business
4 1 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.45%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 8 (27.59%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.34%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (6.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.45%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (3.45%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.45%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.45%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.45%) IaaS
4 1 (3.45%) Route 53
4 1 (3.45%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (68.97%) TCP/IP
2 14 (48.28%) DNS
2 14 (48.28%) Firewall
3 11 (37.93%) HTTP
4 10 (34.48%) VPN
5 9 (31.03%) MPLS
5 9 (31.03%) WAN
6 8 (27.59%) LAN
6 8 (27.59%) VLAN
7 7 (24.14%) DHCP
7 7 (24.14%) Internet
7 7 (24.14%) ISDN
8 6 (20.69%) Cisco IOS
8 6 (20.69%) VoIP
9 5 (17.24%) Cisco ASA
9 5 (17.24%) Cisco Nexus
9 5 (17.24%) IPsec
10 4 (13.79%) IP Telephony
10 4 (13.79%) SMTP
10 4 (13.79%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (17.24%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (10.34%) MongoDB
3 2 (6.90%) Amazon Redshift
3 2 (6.90%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (3.45%) Amazon RDS
4 1 (3.45%) Firebird
4 1 (3.45%) MySQL
4 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
4 1 (3.45%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 4 (13.79%) Jenkins
2 3 (10.34%) Artifactory
3 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
3 2 (6.90%) GitLab
3 2 (6.90%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (3.45%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) Maven
4 1 (3.45%) Travis CI
4 1 (3.45%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (13.79%) Telecoms
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (27.59%) Network Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) AWS DevOps
2 4 (13.79%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (13.79%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (6.90%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (3.45%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Junior
4 1 (3.45%) Junior Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Junior Software Developer
4 1 (3.45%) Project Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (3.45%) Server Analyst
4 1 (3.45%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.79%) .NET
1 4 (13.79%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (10.34%) Elastic Stack
3 2 (6.90%) 802.1X
3 2 (6.90%) J2EE
3 2 (6.90%) RabbitMQ
3 2 (6.90%) Servlets
3 2 (6.90%) Web Services
3 2 (6.90%) WSGI
4 1 (3.45%) Middleware
4 1 (3.45%) Node.js
4 1 (3.45%) Sensu
4 1 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 7 (24.14%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science
2 4 (13.79%) Smartphone
3 2 (6.90%) Data Centre
3 2 (6.90%) EFT
3 2 (6.90%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (3.45%) Algorithms
4 1 (3.45%) Clustering
4 1 (3.45%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (3.45%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (3.45%) NHS
4 1 (3.45%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Windows
2 11 (37.93%) Linux
3 5 (17.24%) Unix
3 5 (17.24%) Windows Server
4 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (3.45%) AIX
5 1 (3.45%) Solaris
5 1 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (31.03%) DevOps
2 8 (27.59%) Configuration Management
3 6 (20.69%) ITIL
3 6 (20.69%) Load Balancing
4 5 (17.24%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (17.24%) Infrastructure Engineering
5 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
5 4 (13.79%) Informatics
5 4 (13.79%) ITSM
5 4 (13.79%) Penetration Testing
5 4 (13.79%) Service Management
6 2 (6.90%) Build Automation
6 2 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (6.90%) Deployment Automation
6 2 (6.90%) High Availability
6 2 (6.90%) Load Testing
6 2 (6.90%) Open Source
6 2 (6.90%) Proactive Monitoring
6 2 (6.90%) Security Operations
6 2 (6.90%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 6 (20.69%) Bash Shell
1 6 (20.69%) Python
2 5 (17.24%) Java
3 2 (6.90%) Ruby
4 1 (3.45%) C
4 1 (3.45%) C#
4 1 (3.45%) C++
4 1 (3.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (27.59%) CCNP
1 8 (27.59%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (13.79%) CCNA
2 4 (13.79%) Computer Science Degree
2 4 (13.79%) Degree
2 4 (13.79%) ISEB
2 4 (13.79%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (10.34%) Security Cleared
4 2 (6.90%) CCSA
4 2 (6.90%) CCSE
4 2 (6.90%) HP APS
4 2 (6.90%) SC Cleared
5 1 (3.45%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 5 (17.24%) Active Directory
2 3 (10.34%) Docker
3 2 (6.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (3.45%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (3.45%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 6 (20.69%) Ansible
2 5 (17.24%) Puppet
3 3 (10.34%) AirWatch
3 3 (10.34%) Kibana
3 3 (10.34%) Kubernetes
3 3 (10.34%) logstash
3 3 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (6.90%) HAProxy
4 2 (6.90%) Salt
4 2 (6.90%) Terraform
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (3.45%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (3.45%) Foglight
5 1 (3.45%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (3.45%) Nagios
5 1 (3.45%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 12 (41.38%) Cisco
2 5 (17.24%) F5
2 5 (17.24%) VMware
3 4 (13.79%) CheckPoint
3 4 (13.79%) HP
3 4 (13.79%) IronPort
3 4 (13.79%) Microsoft
3 4 (13.79%) Nokia
3 4 (13.79%) SolarWinds
4 3 (10.34%) Blue Coat
4 3 (10.34%) Citrix
4 3 (10.34%) McAfee
5 2 (6.90%) Brocade
5 2 (6.90%) Forcepoint
5 2 (6.90%) Juniper
6 1 (3.45%) CommVault
6 1 (3.45%) Google
6 1 (3.45%) IBM
6 1 (3.45%) NetApp
6 1 (3.45%) NetIQ