Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 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
6 months to
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 173 181
Rank change year-on-year -5 +8 -9
Contract jobs citing SSL 23 55 59
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.40% 0.80% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.94% 5.26% 5.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 27 36
North West median daily rate £319 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -20.31% +14.29% -26.32%
10th Percentile £162 £350 £306
90th Percentile £403 £529 £463
England median daily rate £500 £438 £429
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.04% +7.19%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
North West median hourly rate - £14.75 -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.72% -10.00% +44.14%

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 782 1045 1098
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.76% 15.16% 12.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 484 610 625
North West median daily rate £394 £409 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.67% +9.00% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £208
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 58 56 108
North West median hourly rate £16.25 £16.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.56% -5.88% -10.53%
10th Percentile £11.35 £12.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.36 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
% change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%

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

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 18 November 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 6 months to 18 November 2017. 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 0 7 £238 -37.72% 4
Merseyside +9 6 £350 -36.07%
Cheshire -6 6 £425 -1.45%
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 18 November 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 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Linux
2 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
3 8 (34.78%) DNS
3 8 (34.78%) ITIL
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
4 6 (26.09%) AWS Lambda
4 6 (26.09%) Sonatype Nexus
4 6 (26.09%) Serverless
4 6 (26.09%) Rsyslog
4 6 (26.09%) GitLab
4 6 (26.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 6 (26.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 6 (26.09%) Auto-Scaling
4 6 (26.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 6 (26.09%) SAS
4 6 (26.09%) SMTP
4 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
4 6 (26.09%) Retail
4 6 (26.09%) PKI
4 6 (26.09%) Software Packaging
4 6 (26.09%) CentOS
4 6 (26.09%) Amazon EC2
4 6 (26.09%) Amazon S3
4 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
4 6 (26.09%) Puppet
4 6 (26.09%) Route 53
4 6 (26.09%) Big Data
4 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
5 5 (21.74%) VLAN

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 (26.09%) SAS
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
2 1 (4.35%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (26.09%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (26.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 6 (26.09%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (26.09%) Amazon S3
1 6 (26.09%) AWS CloudFormation
1 6 (26.09%) AWS Lambda
1 6 (26.09%) Route 53
1 6 (26.09%) Serverless
1 6 (26.09%) Virtual Private Cloud
2 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (34.78%) DNS
2 6 (26.09%) SMTP
3 5 (21.74%) DHCP
3 5 (21.74%) Firewall
3 5 (21.74%) MPLS
3 5 (21.74%) TCP/IP
3 5 (21.74%) VLAN
3 5 (21.74%) VPN
4 4 (17.39%) LAN
4 4 (17.39%) NetScaler
4 4 (17.39%) WAN
5 3 (13.04%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (13.04%) PBX
6 2 (8.70%) IP Telephony
6 2 (8.70%) ISDN
6 2 (8.70%) Junos
6 2 (8.70%) Network Security
6 2 (8.70%) VoIP
7 1 (4.35%) Internet
7 1 (4.35%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) Big Data
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) GitLab
1 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
1 6 (26.09%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 6 (26.09%) Retail
2 3 (13.04%) Telecoms
3 2 (8.70%) Legal
3 2 (8.70%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 4 (17.39%) AWS Engineer
1 4 (17.39%) Network Engineer
2 3 (13.04%) Architect
3 2 (8.70%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Citrix Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Lead Network Engineer
3 2 (8.70%) Telecoms Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Support Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix Administrator
4 1 (4.35%) Citrix Support
4 1 (4.35%) Cybersecurity Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Designer
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Manager
4 1 (4.35%) Infrastructure Technician
4 1 (4.35%) Network Systems Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Project Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 1 (4.35%) Security Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Senior Citrix Engineer
4 1 (4.35%) Technical Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (26.09%) Software Packaging
2 3 (13.04%) Middleware
3 2 (8.70%) ISPF
4 1 (4.35%) Ajax
4 1 (4.35%) AngularJS
4 1 (4.35%) CSS
4 1 (4.35%) CSS3
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) HTML5
4 1 (4.35%) J2EE
4 1 (4.35%) jQuery
4 1 (4.35%) LAMP
4 1 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
4 1 (4.35%) RESTful
4 1 (4.35%) Ruby on Rails
4 1 (4.35%) SOAP
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
4 1 (4.35%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 6 (26.09%) PKI
2 4 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (13.04%) Fat Client
3 3 (13.04%) Mainframe
3 3 (13.04%) Smartphone
3 3 (13.04%) Thin Client
3 3 (13.04%) Virtual Team
4 2 (8.70%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (4.35%) Management Information System
5 1 (4.35%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 9 (39.13%) Linux
3 8 (34.78%) Windows Server
4 6 (26.09%) CentOS
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (17.39%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (13.04%) Unix
7 2 (8.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (34.78%) ITIL
2 6 (26.09%) Auto-Scaling
3 5 (21.74%) Change Management
4 4 (17.39%) Capacity Management
5 3 (13.04%) Service Management
6 2 (8.70%) Application Packaging
6 2 (8.70%) Cybersecurity
6 2 (8.70%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (8.70%) Load Balancing
6 2 (8.70%) Network Design
6 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
6 2 (8.70%) SIEM
6 2 (8.70%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
7 1 (4.35%) ITSM
7 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
7 1 (4.35%) Microservices
7 1 (4.35%) Project Management
7 1 (4.35%) Responsive Web Design
7 1 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 4 (17.39%) PowerShell
2 2 (8.70%) JCL
2 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
3 1 (4.35%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.35%) PHP
3 1 (4.35%) Ruby
3 1 (4.35%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) CCNA
1 3 (13.04%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (8.70%) CISSP
2 2 (8.70%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) MCP
2 2 (8.70%) MCSA
2 2 (8.70%) MCSE
2 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (4.35%) CCNP
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) PMO
System Software
1 9 (39.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft App-V
2 4 (17.39%) ProxySG
2 4 (17.39%) XenApp
2 4 (17.39%) XenDesktop
3 2 (8.70%) Time Sharing Option
Systems Management
1 6 (26.09%) Puppet
1 6 (26.09%) Rsyslog
2 4 (17.39%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 6 (26.09%) Red Hat
2 5 (21.74%) Blue Coat
2 5 (21.74%) Cisco
3 4 (17.39%) AppSense
3 4 (17.39%) Citrix
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
4 3 (13.04%) IBM
4 3 (13.04%) Symantec
5 2 (8.70%) CheckPoint
5 2 (8.70%) Juniper
5 2 (8.70%) Palo Alto