Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 181 179 170
Rank change year-on-year -2 -9 +16
Contract jobs citing SSL 39 23 55
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.65% 0.40% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.70% 3.10% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 9 27
North West median daily rate £481 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.83% +1.25% +14.29%
10th Percentile £278 £311 £350
90th Percentile £538 £665 £529
England median daily rate £484 £500 £436
% change year-on-year -3.25% +14.61% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 3
North West median hourly rate £29.00 - £14.75
10th Percentile £14.45 - £14.38
90th Percentile £32.00 - £15.13
England median hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -10.77% -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 829 742 965
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.78% 13.05% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 497 468 586
North West median daily rate £400 £380 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -5.00% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £161 £213
90th Percentile £575 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 65 53 53
North West median hourly rate £19.00 £17.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.76% -2.86% +2.94%
10th Percentile £12.33 £11.05 £12.61
90th Percentile £46.30 £44.58 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +7.48%

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 12 December 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

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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 12 December 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 12 December 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 +7 27 £512 +36.53% 12
Cheshire -3 5 £338 -19.40% 3
Lancashire - 4 £594 - 1
Merseyside -6 3 £406 +16.07%
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 31 (79.49%) TCP/IP
2 27 (69.23%) DNS
3 24 (61.54%) Linux
4 23 (58.97%) HTTP
5 22 (56.41%) DevOps
6 20 (51.28%) Amazon AWS
6 20 (51.28%) Java
6 20 (51.28%) Configuration Management
7 18 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
8 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
8 17 (43.59%) nginx
8 17 (43.59%) Puppet
8 17 (43.59%) Apache
8 17 (43.59%) DHCP
9 16 (41.03%) Servlets
9 16 (41.03%) IPsec
10 15 (38.46%) VMware
10 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
11 14 (35.90%) IIS
11 14 (35.90%) .NET
12 13 (33.33%) FTP
13 12 (30.77%) J2EE
13 12 (30.77%) Jenkins
13 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
14 11 (28.21%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (28.21%) Amazon EC2
14 11 (28.21%) WebSphere
14 11 (28.21%) Open Source
14 11 (28.21%) Google Cloud Platform
14 11 (28.21%) Travis CI

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 17 (43.59%) Apache
1 17 (43.59%) nginx
2 14 (35.90%) IIS
3 11 (28.21%) WebSphere
4 10 (25.64%) Jetty
4 10 (25.64%) Mongrel
4 10 (25.64%) Tomcat
5 3 (7.69%) Skype for Business
5 3 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.56%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.56%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 20 (51.28%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (28.21%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (28.21%) Cloud Computing
2 11 (28.21%) Google Cloud Platform
3 10 (25.64%) Google App Engine
4 3 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
5 1 (2.56%) Amazon S3
5 1 (2.56%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (2.56%) IaaS
5 1 (2.56%) Route 53
5 1 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 31 (79.49%) TCP/IP
2 27 (69.23%) DNS
3 23 (58.97%) HTTP
4 17 (43.59%) DHCP
5 16 (41.03%) IPsec
6 13 (33.33%) FTP
7 11 (28.21%) Firewall
8 10 (25.64%) VPN
9 9 (23.08%) Internet
10 8 (20.51%) MPLS
10 8 (20.51%) WAN
11 7 (17.95%) LAN
11 7 (17.95%) VLAN
12 6 (15.38%) ISDN
13 5 (12.82%) Cisco ASA
13 5 (12.82%) Cisco IOS
13 5 (12.82%) Cisco Nexus
13 5 (12.82%) VoIP
14 4 (10.26%) SMTP
14 4 (10.26%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (15.38%) Amazon Redshift
1 6 (15.38%) Apache Cassandra
1 6 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (5.13%) MySQL
3 1 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.56%) Big Data
3 1 (2.56%) Firebird
3 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.56%) MongoDB
3 1 (2.56%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.56%) RDBMS
3 1 (2.56%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 12 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 11 (28.21%) Travis CI
3 2 (5.13%) GitLab
4 1 (2.56%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.56%) JIRA
4 1 (2.56%) Maven
4 1 (2.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (7.69%) Banking
1 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
2 2 (5.13%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (38.46%) DevOps Engineer
2 7 (17.95%) Network Engineer
3 2 (5.13%) AWS DevOps
3 2 (5.13%) Deployment Engineer
3 2 (5.13%) Firewall Engineer
3 2 (5.13%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (2.56%) Architect
4 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 1 (2.56%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 1 (2.56%) Installations Engineer
4 1 (2.56%) Junior
4 1 (2.56%) Junior Developer
4 1 (2.56%) Junior Software Developer
4 1 (2.56%) Project Engineer
4 1 (2.56%) Senior DevOps
4 1 (2.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 1 (2.56%) Senior Network Engineer
4 1 (2.56%) Server Analyst
4 1 (2.56%) Software Developer
4 1 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (41.03%) Servlets
2 14 (35.90%) .NET
3 12 (30.77%) J2EE
4 6 (15.38%) LAPP Stack
4 6 (15.38%) WSGI
5 2 (5.13%) 802.1X
5 2 (5.13%) Web Services
6 1 (2.56%) Middleware
6 1 (2.56%) Sensu
6 1 (2.56%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.38%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (7.69%) Smartphone
3 2 (5.13%) EFT
4 1 (2.56%) Algorithms
4 1 (2.56%) Clustering
4 1 (2.56%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.56%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 1 (2.56%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (2.56%) NHS
4 1 (2.56%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 24 (61.54%) Linux
2 11 (28.21%) Windows
3 5 (12.82%) Windows Server
4 4 (10.26%) Unix
5 2 (5.13%) Solaris
5 2 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 1 (2.56%) AIX
6 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (56.41%) DevOps
2 20 (51.28%) Configuration Management
3 18 (46.15%) Continuous Integration
4 17 (43.59%) Test Automation
5 11 (28.21%) Open Source
6 10 (25.64%) Unit Testing
7 6 (15.38%) Build Automation
7 6 (15.38%) Capacity Planning
7 6 (15.38%) Deployment Automation
7 6 (15.38%) Load Testing
8 5 (12.82%) Load Balancing
9 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
9 4 (10.26%) ITIL
9 4 (10.26%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
10 3 (7.69%) Computer Science
10 3 (7.69%) Informatics
10 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineering
10 3 (7.69%) ITSM
10 3 (7.69%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (51.28%) Java
2 8 (20.51%) Bash Shell
2 8 (20.51%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) C
3 1 (2.56%) C#
3 1 (2.56%) C++
3 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (17.95%) CCNP
1 7 (17.95%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (10.26%) Security Cleared
3 3 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (7.69%) CCNA
3 3 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (7.69%) Degree
3 3 (7.69%) ISEB
3 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (7.69%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.13%) CCSA
4 2 (5.13%) CCSE
4 2 (5.13%) HP APS
5 1 (2.56%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 12 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (25.64%) Xen
3 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.56%) Docker
4 1 (2.56%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (2.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 17 (43.59%) Puppet
2 10 (25.64%) Opscode Chef
3 9 (23.08%) Ansible
4 6 (15.38%) Salt
5 2 (5.13%) Terraform
6 1 (2.56%) AirWatch
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
6 1 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (2.56%) Foglight
6 1 (2.56%) Kibana
6 1 (2.56%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.56%) logstash
6 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
6 1 (2.56%) Nagios
6 1 (2.56%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 15 (38.46%) Microsoft
1 15 (38.46%) VMware
2 11 (28.21%) Google
3 10 (25.64%) Cisco
4 5 (12.82%) F5
5 4 (10.26%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.26%) HP
5 4 (10.26%) IronPort
5 4 (10.26%) Nokia
5 4 (10.26%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.69%) Blue Coat
6 3 (7.69%) McAfee
7 2 (5.13%) Brocade
7 2 (5.13%) Forcepoint
7 2 (5.13%) Juniper
8 1 (2.56%) Citrix
8 1 (2.56%) CommVault
8 1 (2.56%) IBM
8 1 (2.56%) NetApp
8 1 (2.56%) NetIQ