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 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 West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 126 127
Rank change year-on-year +34 +1  
Contract jobs citing SSL 36 32 27
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.39% 0.83% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.55% 5.68% 5.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 10 14
Median daily rate £400 £438 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.57% +34.61%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £320 £297
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £496 £389
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +15.62% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £17.00 £25.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.00% -  
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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 377 563 496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.59% 14.55% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 325 232
Median daily rate £385 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -10.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £51.67
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 West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 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
Manchester +27 24 £400 - 3
Cheshire +20 9 £413 -6.98%
Merseyside - 1 - -
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 West region with a requirement for SSL.

1 30 (51.72%) Linux
2 25 (43.10%) Windows
3 23 (39.66%) Unix
4 21 (36.21%) Java
5 20 (34.48%) Amazon AWS
5 20 (34.48%) Jenkins
6 19 (32.76%) Puppet
7 18 (31.03%) Python
8 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
9 16 (27.59%) HTTPS
10 15 (25.86%) HTTP
10 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (24.14%) Opscode Chef
11 14 (24.14%) DevOps
12 12 (20.69%) WebSphere
12 12 (20.69%) CentOS
12 12 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
12 12 (20.69%) Apache
12 12 (20.69%) Configuration Management
12 12 (20.69%) Travis CI
13 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
13 11 (18.97%) Red Hat
13 11 (18.97%) Tomcat
13 11 (18.97%) IBM
13 11 (18.97%) ITIL
14 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
14 10 (17.24%) DNS
14 10 (17.24%) Shell Script
14 10 (17.24%) Firewall
15 9 (15.52%) Nagios

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 12 (20.69%) Apache
1 12 (20.69%) WebSphere
2 11 (18.97%) Tomcat
3 9 (15.52%) IIS
3 9 (15.52%) nginx
4 8 (13.79%) OpenStack
4 8 (13.79%) WebSphere Application Server
5 5 (8.62%) JBoss
6 4 (6.90%) IBM HTTP Server
6 4 (6.90%) Jetty
6 4 (6.90%) Mongrel
7 3 (5.17%) Oracle 10gAS
7 3 (5.17%) SAS
7 3 (5.17%) Skype for Business
7 3 (5.17%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
8 1 (1.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (1.72%) MS Office
1 1 (1.72%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 20 (34.48%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (12.07%) Amazon EC2
3 4 (6.90%) Google App Engine
3 4 (6.90%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (5.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 3 (5.17%) Amazon S3
4 3 (5.17%) AWS CloudFormation
4 3 (5.17%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (5.17%) Route 53
4 3 (5.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 17 (29.31%) TCP/IP
2 16 (27.59%) HTTPS
3 15 (25.86%) HTTP
4 10 (17.24%) DNS
4 10 (17.24%) Firewall
5 9 (15.52%) FTP
6 8 (13.79%) DHCP
6 8 (13.79%) SSH
6 8 (13.79%) VPN
7 7 (12.07%) IPsec
7 7 (12.07%) Kerberos
7 7 (12.07%) LAN
8 5 (8.62%) VLAN
8 5 (8.62%) WAN
9 4 (6.90%) Network Security
10 3 (5.17%) Cisco IOS
10 3 (5.17%) LDAP
10 3 (5.17%) SMTP
10 3 (5.17%) VoIP
11 2 (3.45%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (6.90%) Big Data
1 4 (6.90%) MySQL
2 2 (3.45%) DB2
3 1 (1.72%) SAP HANA
3 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (34.48%) Jenkins
2 12 (20.69%) Travis CI
3 9 (15.52%) Git (software)
4 8 (13.79%) GoCD
4 8 (13.79%) Subversion
5 6 (10.34%) GitLab
6 3 (5.17%) MSI
6 3 (5.17%) Sonatype Nexus
7 2 (3.45%) JIRA
8 1 (1.72%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.72%) Maven
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 4 (6.90%) Retail
3 3 (5.17%) Banking
3 3 (5.17%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.72%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 9 (15.52%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (12.07%) Administrator
3 5 (8.62%) Consultant
3 5 (8.62%) Middleware Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Security Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) Senior Middleware Engineer
4 4 (6.90%) WebSphere Administrator
5 3 (5.17%) Automation Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Integration Specialist
5 3 (5.17%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Product Specialist
5 3 (5.17%) Senior Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Server Administrator
5 3 (5.17%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Telecoms Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Unix Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) Unix Security Engineer
5 3 (5.17%) WebSphere Application Server Administrator
6 2 (3.45%) LAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (15.52%) J2EE
2 8 (13.79%) Middleware
3 6 (10.34%) JDBC
3 6 (10.34%) JMS
4 5 (8.62%) Servlets
4 5 (8.62%) XML
5 4 (6.90%) .NET
5 4 (6.90%) EDIFACT
5 4 (6.90%) ODBC
6 3 (5.17%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (5.17%) Oracle Fusion
6 3 (5.17%) Software Packaging
7 2 (3.45%) SAML
7 2 (3.45%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (1.72%) AngularJS
8 1 (1.72%) Java EE
8 1 (1.72%) REST
8 1 (1.72%) Restlet
8 1 (1.72%) Sensu
8 1 (1.72%) X-Windows
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.79%) Linux Command Line
1 8 (13.79%) PKI
2 7 (12.07%) Clustering
3 4 (6.90%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.17%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.17%) Smartphone
4 3 (5.17%) Wiki
5 2 (3.45%) Blackberry
5 2 (3.45%) Mainframe
5 2 (3.45%) NHS
5 2 (3.45%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.72%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.72%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.72%) Mobile App
6 1 (1.72%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 30 (51.72%) Linux
2 25 (43.10%) Windows
3 23 (39.66%) Unix
4 12 (20.69%) CentOS
5 8 (13.79%) Fedora
5 8 (13.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.62%) AIX
7 4 (6.90%) Android
8 2 (3.45%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Phone
8 2 (3.45%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.72%) Solaris
9 1 (1.72%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.86%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (24.14%) DevOps
3 12 (20.69%) Configuration Management
3 12 (20.69%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (18.97%) ITIL
5 5 (8.62%) Change Management
5 5 (8.62%) Incident Management
5 5 (8.62%) Security Operations
6 4 (6.90%) High Availability
6 4 (6.90%) Identity Management
6 4 (6.90%) Mobile Device Management
6 4 (6.90%) Open Source
6 4 (6.90%) Performance Tuning
6 4 (6.90%) Statistics
7 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
7 3 (5.17%) ITSM
7 3 (5.17%) Project Management
7 3 (5.17%) Service Management
7 3 (5.17%) SIEM
7 3 (5.17%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 21 (36.21%) Java
2 18 (31.03%) Python
3 10 (17.24%) Shell Script
4 9 (15.52%) Ruby
5 8 (13.79%) PowerShell
6 6 (10.34%) Perl
7 4 (6.90%) ActionScript
7 4 (6.90%) ActionScript 2.0
7 4 (6.90%) ActionScript 3.0
7 4 (6.90%) Bash Shell
7 4 (6.90%) Jython
8 2 (3.45%) SQL
9 1 (1.72%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.72%) JCL
9 1 (1.72%) Korn
9 1 (1.72%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (6.90%) ISEB
1 4 (6.90%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.17%) CCNA
2 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (5.17%) CISSP
2 3 (5.17%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (3.45%) CCNP
3 2 (3.45%) SANS
3 2 (3.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.45%) SSCP
4 1 (1.72%) CISM
4 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.72%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 11 (18.97%) Active Directory
2 5 (8.62%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (6.90%) Xen
4 2 (3.45%) BitLocker
5 1 (1.72%) Docker
5 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (1.72%) OpenSSH
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (1.72%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.72%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 19 (32.76%) Puppet
2 14 (24.14%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (15.52%) Ansible
3 9 (15.52%) Graphite
3 9 (15.52%) Kibana
3 9 (15.52%) Nagios
4 8 (13.79%) Ganglia
4 8 (13.79%) Riemann
5 3 (5.17%) QRadar
5 3 (5.17%) Rsyslog
5 3 (5.17%) SCCM
5 3 (5.17%) yum
6 2 (3.45%) AirWatch
6 2 (3.45%) Microsoft Intune
7 1 (1.72%) Control-M
7 1 (1.72%) Forefront Identity Manager
7 1 (1.72%) logstash
7 1 (1.72%) Nmap
7 1 (1.72%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (18.97%) IBM
1 11 (18.97%) Red Hat
2 10 (17.24%) Microsoft
3 9 (15.52%) Oracle
4 5 (8.62%) Apple
4 5 (8.62%) VMware
5 4 (6.90%) Axway
5 4 (6.90%) Cisco
5 4 (6.90%) Google
5 4 (6.90%) Splunk
6 2 (3.45%) AppSense
6 2 (3.45%) HP
6 2 (3.45%) Intel Security
6 2 (3.45%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.72%) BMC
7 1 (1.72%) Dell
7 1 (1.72%) Juniper
7 1 (1.72%) Motorola
7 1 (1.72%) SAP
7 1 (1.72%) Sophos
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