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 26 June 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
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 120 129 96
Rank change year-on-year +9 -33  
Contract jobs citing SSL 22 36 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.75% 0.96% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.78% 6.27% 11.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 20 34
Median daily rate £163 £375 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -56.53% +20.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £313 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £551 £429 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £345
% change year-on-year +26.00% +12.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

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 460 574 475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.60% 15.30% 12.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 239 324 240
Median daily rate £375 £382 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.70% +17.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 24 44
Median hourly rate £19.50 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.28% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

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 26 June 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 26 June 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 +6 11 £163 -57.24% 5
Cheshire +24 9 - - 1
Merseyside -6 2 - -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 32 (57.14%) Linux
2 23 (41.07%) Windows
3 22 (39.29%) Unix
4 21 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (37.50%) Jenkins
5 19 (33.93%) Puppet
6 18 (32.14%) HTTP
7 17 (30.36%) TCP/IP
8 15 (26.79%) IBM
8 15 (26.79%) PKI
9 13 (23.21%) Opscode Chef
9 13 (23.21%) HTTPS
9 13 (23.21%) Java
10 12 (21.43%) FTP
10 12 (21.43%) Firewall
10 12 (21.43%) SSH
10 12 (21.43%) DevOps
11 11 (19.64%) CentOS
11 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (19.64%) Python
12 10 (17.86%) DNS
12 10 (17.86%) DHCP
12 10 (17.86%) Red Hat
12 10 (17.86%) Linux Command Line
13 9 (16.07%) Travis CI
13 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
13 9 (16.07%) Statistics
13 9 (16.07%) Amazon EC2
13 9 (16.07%) Shell Script
13 9 (16.07%) VPN

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 8 (14.29%) Tomcat
1 8 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 6 (10.71%) Apache
3 5 (8.93%) OpenStack
3 5 (8.93%) SAS
4 4 (7.14%) IIS
4 4 (7.14%) Jetty
4 4 (7.14%) Mongrel
4 4 (7.14%) nginx
4 4 (7.14%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.57%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (1.79%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (1.79%) JBoss
6 1 (1.79%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.79%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 21 (37.50%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (16.07%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (8.93%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 5 (8.93%) Amazon S3
3 5 (8.93%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (8.93%) AWS Lambda
3 5 (8.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.93%) Route 53
3 5 (8.93%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 4 (7.14%) Google App Engine
4 4 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 18 (32.14%) HTTP
2 17 (30.36%) TCP/IP
3 13 (23.21%) HTTPS
4 12 (21.43%) Firewall
4 12 (21.43%) FTP
4 12 (21.43%) SSH
5 10 (17.86%) DHCP
5 10 (17.86%) DNS
6 9 (16.07%) VPN
7 8 (14.29%) LAN
7 8 (14.29%) WAN
8 7 (12.50%) VLAN
9 6 (10.71%) Cisco IOS
10 5 (8.93%) MPLS
10 5 (8.93%) PuTTY
10 5 (8.93%) SMTP
10 5 (8.93%) VoIP
11 4 (7.14%) IPsec
11 4 (7.14%) PBX
11 4 (7.14%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.50%) Big Data
2 4 (7.14%) MySQL
3 2 (3.57%) DB2
4 1 (1.79%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 21 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 9 (16.07%) Travis CI
3 8 (14.29%) GitLab
4 7 (12.50%) Git (software)
5 5 (8.93%) GoCD
5 5 (8.93%) Sonatype Nexus
5 5 (8.93%) Subversion
6 3 (5.36%) JIRA
6 3 (5.36%) MSI
7 2 (3.57%) Eclipse
7 2 (3.57%) Maven
General
1 5 (8.93%) Telecoms
2 4 (7.14%) Retail
3 3 (5.36%) Finance
4 2 (3.57%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (10.71%) Consultant
1 6 (10.71%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (8.93%) Telecoms Engineer
3 4 (7.14%) Designer
4 3 (5.36%) Administrator
4 3 (5.36%) Architect
4 3 (5.36%) Automation Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Integration Specialist
4 3 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Network Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Product Specialist
4 3 (5.36%) Security Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Technical Designer
4 3 (5.36%) Unix Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Unix Linux Engineer
4 3 (5.36%) Unix Security Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Analyst
5 2 (3.57%) Cisco Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 2 (3.57%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (12.50%) J2EE
2 6 (10.71%) Servlets
2 6 (10.71%) XML
3 5 (8.93%) Software Packaging
4 4 (7.14%) .NET
4 4 (7.14%) EDIFACT
4 4 (7.14%) Elastic Stack
4 4 (7.14%) JDBC
4 4 (7.14%) JMS
4 4 (7.14%) ODBC
4 4 (7.14%) X-Windows
5 3 (5.36%) Middleware
6 2 (3.57%) AngularJS
6 2 (3.57%) JSON
6 2 (3.57%) REST
6 2 (3.57%) Restlet
6 2 (3.57%) Sensu
6 2 (3.57%) SOAP
6 2 (3.57%) WebSphere MQ
6 2 (3.57%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 15 (26.79%) PKI
2 10 (17.86%) Linux Command Line
3 6 (10.71%) Analytical Skills
4 5 (8.93%) Mainframe
4 5 (8.93%) Smartphone
5 3 (5.36%) Clustering
5 3 (5.36%) Management Information System
5 3 (5.36%) Wiki
6 2 (3.57%) NHS
6 2 (3.57%) Security Operations Centre
7 1 (1.79%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.79%) Computer Science
7 1 (1.79%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 32 (57.14%) Linux
2 23 (41.07%) Windows
3 22 (39.29%) Unix
4 11 (19.64%) CentOS
5 7 (12.50%) AIX
6 5 (8.93%) Fedora
6 5 (8.93%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (3.57%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.79%) Android
8 1 (1.79%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.79%) Solaris
8 1 (1.79%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (21.43%) DevOps
2 11 (19.64%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (16.07%) Configuration Management
3 9 (16.07%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (16.07%) Statistics
4 7 (12.50%) ITIL
5 5 (8.93%) Auto-Scaling
5 5 (8.93%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (8.93%) Open Source
5 5 (8.93%) Security Operations
6 4 (7.14%) ITSM
6 4 (7.14%) Service Management
7 3 (5.36%) Informatics
7 3 (5.36%) SIEM
7 3 (5.36%) TDD
8 2 (3.57%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (3.57%) OWASP
8 2 (3.57%) Scrum-ban
8 2 (3.57%) Test Automation
8 2 (3.57%) Vulnerability Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (23.21%) Java
2 11 (19.64%) Python
3 9 (16.07%) Shell Script
4 7 (12.50%) Ruby
5 4 (7.14%) ActionScript
5 4 (7.14%) ActionScript 2.0
5 4 (7.14%) ActionScript 3.0
5 4 (7.14%) Bash Shell
5 4 (7.14%) JCL
6 3 (5.36%) Jython
6 3 (5.36%) PowerShell
6 3 (5.36%) SQL
7 2 (3.57%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.79%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (8.93%) ISEB
2 4 (7.14%) CCNA
2 4 (7.14%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (7.14%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 3 (5.36%) CCNP
3 3 (5.36%) CISSP
3 3 (5.36%) Security Cleared
4 2 (3.57%) SANS
4 2 (3.57%) SSCP
5 1 (1.79%) CISM
5 1 (1.79%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.79%) Degree
5 1 (1.79%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.79%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.79%) PMO
System Software
1 7 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (7.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (7.14%) Xen
3 2 (3.57%) Docker
3 2 (3.57%) OpenSSH
4 1 (1.79%) BitLocker
Systems Management
1 19 (33.93%) Puppet
2 13 (23.21%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (12.50%) Ansible
3 7 (12.50%) Graphite
3 7 (12.50%) Kibana
3 7 (12.50%) Nagios
4 5 (8.93%) Ganglia
4 5 (8.93%) Riemann
4 5 (8.93%) Rsyslog
5 3 (5.36%) QRadar
5 3 (5.36%) yum
6 2 (3.57%) logstash
6 2 (3.57%) Nmap
6 2 (3.57%) Terraform
7 1 (1.79%) BladeLogic
7 1 (1.79%) CA Wily
7 1 (1.79%) SCCM
7 1 (1.79%) SCOM
Vendors
1 15 (26.79%) IBM
2 10 (17.86%) Red Hat
3 7 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.71%) Cisco
5 5 (8.93%) Oracle
5 5 (8.93%) Splunk
6 4 (7.14%) Axway
6 4 (7.14%) Google
6 4 (7.14%) VMware
7 2 (3.57%) AppDynamics
7 2 (3.57%) Apple
7 2 (3.57%) HP
7 2 (3.57%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.79%) AlienVault
8 1 (1.79%) AppSense
8 1 (1.79%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.79%) CA
8 1 (1.79%) McAfee
8 1 (1.79%) Qualys
8 1 (1.79%) SAP
North West
Rullion
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