Period
to 21 April 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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 197 143 160
Rank change year-on-year -54 +17 -12
Contract jobs citing SSL 18 62 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.31% 1.14% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.49% 7.77% 7.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 33 29
North West median daily rate £405 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.25% +10.34% +14.17%
10th Percentile £269 £265 £310
90th Percentile £668 £550 £476
England median daily rate £520 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +14.92% +6.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 5
North West median hourly rate - £16.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -36.00% -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +133.33% -61.54% +52.94%

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 722 798 1,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.51% 14.69% 14.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 463 646
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -5.63% +14.00%
10th Percentile £186 £234 £234
90th Percentile £600 £550 £575
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 61 59
North West median hourly rate £16.50 £16.00 £24.15
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.13% -33.75% +30.54%
10th Percentile £10.79 £10.50 £11.85
90th Percentile £37.50 £49.50 £41.89
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -14.00% +16.28%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 -43 10 £325 -18.75% 3
Merseyside +17 5 £425 - 2
Cheshire -35 2 £381 -12.86% 3
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 8 (44.44%) SOA
1 8 (44.44%) HTTP
2 7 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (33.33%) SDLC
3 6 (33.33%) SQL
3 6 (33.33%) Oracle
3 6 (33.33%) Web Services
3 6 (33.33%) XML
3 6 (33.33%) Scrum
3 6 (33.33%) TDD
3 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
4 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
4 5 (27.78%) SOAP
4 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
5 4 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
5 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 4 (22.22%) FTP
5 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
5 4 (22.22%) Middleware
5 4 (22.22%) Windows
5 4 (22.22%) Linux
5 4 (22.22%) HTML
5 4 (22.22%) HTML5
5 4 (22.22%) Kanban
5 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
5 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) Subversion
6 3 (16.67%) XPath

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 4 (22.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 3 (16.67%) Apache
2 3 (16.67%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (11.11%) nginx
4 1 (5.56%) Apache Spark
4 1 (5.56%) Gentran
4 1 (5.56%) JBoss
4 1 (5.56%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (5.56%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 1 (5.56%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 8 (44.44%) HTTP
2 4 (22.22%) FTP
2 4 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 3 (16.67%) Firewall
3 3 (16.67%) HTTPS
3 3 (16.67%) VPN
4 2 (11.11%) IPsec
4 2 (11.11%) MPLS
5 1 (5.56%) BGP
5 1 (5.56%) EIGRP
5 1 (5.56%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (5.56%) Kerberos
5 1 (5.56%) LAN
5 1 (5.56%) OSPF
5 1 (5.56%) PPTP
5 1 (5.56%) SMTP
5 1 (5.56%) VoIP
5 1 (5.56%) VRRP
5 1 (5.56%) WAN
5 1 (5.56%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (16.67%) Relational Database
1 3 (16.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (11.11%) MySQL
2 2 (11.11%) Oracle Database
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (5.56%) Big Data
3 1 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (5.56%) GIS
3 1 (5.56%) Hadoop
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (5.56%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (5.56%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 5 (27.78%) Git (software)
2 3 (16.67%) Jenkins
2 3 (16.67%) Subversion
3 2 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (11.11%) Visual Studio
3 2 (11.11%) VSS/SourceSafe
3 2 (11.11%) WiX
General
1 2 (11.11%) Finance
1 2 (11.11%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (22.22%) Architect
2 3 (16.67%) Consultant
2 3 (16.67%) Developer
3 2 (11.11%) Data Architect
3 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
3 2 (11.11%) Network Engineer
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
3 2 (11.11%) SC Cleared Technical Consultant
3 2 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
3 2 (11.11%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (5.56%) Administrator
4 1 (5.56%) Core Network Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Data Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Hadoop Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) IP Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Unix Server Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) Web Engineer
4 1 (5.56%) XML Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (33.33%) Web Services
1 6 (33.33%) XML
2 5 (27.78%) SOAP
3 4 (22.22%) AngularJS
3 4 (22.22%) HTML
3 4 (22.22%) HTML5
3 4 (22.22%) Middleware
4 3 (16.67%) J2EE
4 3 (16.67%) JMS
4 3 (16.67%) WSDL
4 3 (16.67%) XSD
4 3 (16.67%) XSLT
5 2 (11.11%) .NET
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC
5 2 (11.11%) COM
5 2 (11.11%) CSS
5 2 (11.11%) DOM
5 2 (11.11%) RESTful
5 2 (11.11%) SAX
Miscellaneous
1 2 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
1 2 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (11.11%) User Experience
2 1 (5.56%) Clustering
2 1 (5.56%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 4 (22.22%) Linux
1 4 (22.22%) Windows
1 4 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (11.11%) Unix
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 10
2 2 (11.11%) Windows 7
2 2 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (5.56%) AIX
3 1 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (44.44%) SOA
2 7 (38.89%) Problem-Solving
3 6 (33.33%) Scrum
3 6 (33.33%) SDLC
3 6 (33.33%) TDD
4 5 (27.78%) Mentoring
5 4 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (22.22%) Kanban
5 4 (22.22%) Software Engineering
6 3 (16.67%) Coaching
6 3 (16.67%) Data Architecture
6 3 (16.67%) Data Modelling
6 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
6 3 (16.67%) ETL
6 3 (16.67%) Microservices
6 3 (16.67%) Open Source
6 3 (16.67%) Service Design
6 3 (16.67%) User Stories
7 2 (11.11%) Responsive Web Design
7 2 (11.11%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (33.33%) SQL
2 3 (16.67%) Java
2 3 (16.67%) XPath
3 2 (11.11%) C#
3 2 (11.11%) C++
3 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 2 (11.11%) PHP
3 2 (11.11%) Ruby
4 1 (5.56%) JCL
4 1 (5.56%) PL/SQL
4 1 (5.56%) Python
4 1 (5.56%) Scala
4 1 (5.56%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 6 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (22.22%) SC Cleared
3 2 (11.11%) CCNP
3 2 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (5.56%) CCIE
4 1 (5.56%) CCNA
4 1 (5.56%) Degree
System Software
1 2 (11.11%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.56%) Docker
2 1 (5.56%) Time Sharing Option
2 1 (5.56%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 1 (5.56%) FortiGate
1 1 (5.56%) Kubernetes
1 1 (5.56%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (5.56%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (11.11%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.56%) Cisco
3 1 (5.56%) hybris
3 1 (5.56%) Meraki
3 1 (5.56%) Palo Alto
3 1 (5.56%) SAP
3 1 (5.56%) VMware
3 1 (5.56%) WSO2