Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 207 145 179
Rank change year-on-year -62 +34 -29
Contract jobs citing SSL 18 52 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.29% 0.92% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.29% 6.23% 5.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 24 32
North West median daily rate £325 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +3.09% +22.20%
10th Percentile £205 £160 £309
90th Percentile £474 £584 £480
England median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year - +17.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 2
North West median hourly rate £28.50 £17.00 £20.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +67.65% -18.74% -
10th Percentile £20.83 £16.00 £16.58
90th Percentile £32.00 £18.00 £26.53
England median hourly rate £29.00 £26.98 £37.00
% change year-on-year +7.51% -27.09% -5.13%

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 787 835 1,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.77% 14.77% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 470 643
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.23% +15.71%
10th Percentile £206 £225 £255
90th Percentile £575 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 85 52
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.93 £10.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £42.50 £50.83 £44.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.21% -24.68% +21.95%

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

SSL
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

SSL
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 16 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in the North West

SSL
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

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 16 July 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 -28 13 £275 -31.25% 10
Merseyside +19 3 £325 - 2
Cheshire -29 2 £350 -15.20% 4
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
1 9 (50.00%) Firewall
2 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 8 (44.44%) HTTP
3 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
4 5 (27.78%) Cisco
4 5 (27.78%) VPN
4 5 (27.78%) DNS
4 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
4 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
5 4 (22.22%) SDLC
5 4 (22.22%) VoIP
5 4 (22.22%) WAN
5 4 (22.22%) CCNP
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (22.22%) MPLS
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) ITIL
5 4 (22.22%) LAN
5 4 (22.22%) SQL
5 4 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
5 4 (22.22%) Degree
6 3 (16.67%) Informatics
6 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
6 3 (16.67%) Smartphone
6 3 (16.67%) VLAN
6 3 (16.67%) IP Telephony

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 3 (16.67%) Apache
1 3 (16.67%) nginx
2 2 (11.11%) IIS
2 2 (11.11%) Skype for Business
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
3 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 4 (22.22%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (11.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 9 (50.00%) Firewall
1 9 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 8 (44.44%) HTTP
3 5 (27.78%) DNS
3 5 (27.78%) VPN
4 4 (22.22%) Cisco IOS
4 4 (22.22%) LAN
4 4 (22.22%) MPLS
4 4 (22.22%) VoIP
4 4 (22.22%) WAN
5 3 (16.67%) DHCP
5 3 (16.67%) IP Telephony
5 3 (16.67%) ISDN
5 3 (16.67%) PBX
5 3 (16.67%) SMTP
5 3 (16.67%) VLAN
6 2 (11.11%) FTP
6 2 (11.11%) Internet
6 2 (11.11%) NAS
7 1 (5.56%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) MongoDB
1 3 (16.67%) PostgreSQL
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (5.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (5.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
1 5 (27.78%) Jenkins
2 2 (11.11%) Artifactory
2 2 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
2 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
2 2 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
2 2 (11.11%) WiX
3 1 (5.56%) Subversion
3 1 (5.56%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (16.67%) Telecoms
2 2 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Network Engineer
2 3 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Architect
3 2 (11.11%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) AWS Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Migration Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (5.56%) Infrastructure Specialist
4 1 (5.56%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Oracle Developer
4 1 (5.56%) Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Network Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Senior Security Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Technical Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (16.67%) Elastic Stack
1 3 (16.67%) XML
2 2 (11.11%) .NET
2 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
2 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (11.11%) COM
2 2 (11.11%) DOM
2 2 (11.11%) HTML
2 2 (11.11%) HTML5
2 2 (11.11%) LAPP Stack
2 2 (11.11%) RabbitMQ
2 2 (11.11%) REST
2 2 (11.11%) SAX
2 2 (11.11%) Web Services
2 2 (11.11%) WPF
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (5.56%) Node.js
3 1 (5.56%) WSDL
3 1 (5.56%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (16.67%) Analytical Skills
1 3 (16.67%) Computer Science
1 3 (16.67%) Smartphone
2 2 (11.11%) Hybrid Cloud
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 8 (44.44%) Windows
2 5 (27.78%) Windows Server
3 4 (22.22%) Linux
4 3 (16.67%) Unix
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
5 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (22.22%) ITIL
1 4 (22.22%) SDLC
2 3 (16.67%) Configuration Management
2 3 (16.67%) DevOps
2 3 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
2 3 (16.67%) Informatics
2 3 (16.67%) ITSM
2 3 (16.67%) Open Source
2 3 (16.67%) Problem-Solving
2 3 (16.67%) Service Management
2 3 (16.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (11.11%) Load Balancing
3 2 (11.11%) Migration
3 2 (11.11%) MVC
3 2 (11.11%) SOA
4 1 (5.56%) Data Modelling
4 1 (5.56%) E-Commerce
4 1 (5.56%) ETL
4 1 (5.56%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (22.22%) SQL
2 2 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 2 (11.11%) C#
2 2 (11.11%) C++
2 2 (11.11%) Java
2 2 (11.11%) Python
2 2 (11.11%) Ruby
3 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
3 1 (5.56%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) CCNP
2 4 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (22.22%) Degree
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 3 (16.67%) CCNA
3 3 (16.67%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (16.67%) ISEB
3 3 (16.67%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
System Software
1 3 (16.67%) Active Directory
2 2 (11.11%) Docker
3 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.56%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 3 (16.67%) Puppet
2 2 (11.11%) AirWatch
2 2 (11.11%) HAProxy
2 2 (11.11%) Kibana
2 2 (11.11%) Kubernetes
2 2 (11.11%) logstash
3 1 (5.56%) Ansible
Vendors
1 5 (27.78%) Cisco
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle
3 2 (11.11%) Citrix
3 2 (11.11%) IronPort
3 2 (11.11%) McAfee
3 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 2 (11.11%) SolarWinds
4 1 (5.56%) hybris
4 1 (5.56%) SAP
4 1 (5.56%) Splunk
4 1 (5.56%) VMware