Period
to 16 June 2019

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 16 June 2019 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
16 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 156 193 138
Rank change year-on-year +37 -55 +24
Contract jobs citing SSL 39 20 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.77% 0.34% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.90% 2.58% 7.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 14 29
North West median daily rate £550 £325 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +69.23% -18.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £346 £241 £160
90th Percentile £690 £520 £578
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 1
North West median hourly rate £25.67 £28.50 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.93% +67.65% -32.00%
England median hourly rate £25.67 £32.00 £13.50
% change year-on-year -19.78% +137.04% -66.25%

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 565 775 807
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 11.11% 13.30% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 333 443 468
North West median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - -3.03%
10th Percentile £201 £208 £245
90th Percentile £588 £600 £550
England median daily rate £434 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +2.06% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 89 78
North West median hourly rate £17.21 £16.92 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.71% +9.13% -6.06%
10th Percentile £12.83 £12.36 £10.50
90th Percentile £28.75 £40.50 £53.45
England median hourly rate £20.50 £20.00 £19.44
% change year-on-year +2.50% +2.88% -22.24%

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 16 June 2019.

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 16 June 2019. 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 +20 25 £550 +69.23% 1
Cheshire +24 10 £388 +10.71%
Lancashire - 4 £650 - 1
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 16 June 2019, 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 23 (58.97%) TCP/IP
1 23 (58.97%) DevOps
2 22 (56.41%) DNS
3 19 (48.72%) Linux
4 18 (46.15%) DHCP
5 16 (41.03%) HTTP
6 15 (38.46%) Java
6 15 (38.46%) Jenkins
6 15 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
7 14 (35.90%) Configuration Management
8 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 13 (33.33%) Puppet
9 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
10 11 (28.21%) Opscode Chef
10 11 (28.21%) Docker
11 10 (25.64%) IPsec
11 10 (25.64%) Cisco
11 10 (25.64%) ITIL
11 10 (25.64%) Windows
11 10 (25.64%) FTP
12 9 (23.08%) VPN
12 9 (23.08%) Middleware
12 9 (23.08%) Travis CI
13 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
13 8 (20.51%) Microservices
13 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
13 8 (20.51%) NoSQL
13 8 (20.51%) Open Source
13 8 (20.51%) Network Security
13 8 (20.51%) RDBMS

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 7 (17.95%) JBoss
1 7 (17.95%) OpenStack
2 3 (7.69%) Confluence
2 3 (7.69%) nginx
3 2 (5.13%) Apache
3 2 (5.13%) IIS
3 2 (5.13%) Jetty
3 2 (5.13%) Mongrel
3 2 (5.13%) Tomcat
3 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 15 (38.46%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (17.95%) OpenShift
2 7 (17.95%) PaaS
3 6 (15.38%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (5.13%) Amazon EC2
5 2 (5.13%) Google App Engine
6 1 (2.56%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (2.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (58.97%) TCP/IP
2 22 (56.41%) DNS
3 18 (46.15%) DHCP
4 16 (41.03%) HTTP
5 10 (25.64%) FTP
5 10 (25.64%) IPsec
6 9 (23.08%) VPN
7 8 (20.51%) Network Security
8 6 (15.38%) LAN
8 6 (15.38%) WAN
9 5 (12.82%) Firewall
9 5 (12.82%) VoIP
10 4 (10.26%) Cisco IOS
10 4 (10.26%) IP Telephony
10 4 (10.26%) ISDN
10 4 (10.26%) MPLS
10 4 (10.26%) PBX
10 4 (10.26%) VLAN
11 3 (7.69%) HTTPS
11 3 (7.69%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (20.51%) NoSQL
1 8 (20.51%) RDBMS
1 8 (20.51%) Relational Database
2 7 (17.95%) MongoDB
2 7 (17.95%) MySQL
3 3 (7.69%) Big Data
3 3 (7.69%) GIS
3 3 (7.69%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 15 (38.46%) Jenkins
2 9 (23.08%) Travis CI
3 7 (17.95%) Git (software)
4 4 (10.26%) Maven
5 3 (7.69%) Ant
5 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.69%) FishEye
5 3 (7.69%) Gradle
5 3 (7.69%) JIRA
5 3 (7.69%) Selenium
5 3 (7.69%) Subversion
6 1 (2.56%) Artifactory
6 1 (2.56%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 1 (2.56%) Bitbucket
6 1 (2.56%) Hudson
6 1 (2.56%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 4 (10.26%) Finance
2 3 (7.69%) Telecoms
3 2 (5.13%) Legal
4 1 (2.56%) Advertising
4 1 (2.56%) Local Government
4 1 (2.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 14 (35.90%) DevOps Engineer
2 6 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 4 (10.26%) Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Administrator
4 3 (7.69%) Data Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.69%) Network Security Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Security Engineer
4 3 (7.69%) Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (5.13%) Operations Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) AWS DevOps
6 1 (2.56%) Cloud Automation Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Cloud Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) ICT Engineer
6 1 (2.56%) Lead DevOps
6 1 (2.56%) Lead DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (23.08%) Middleware
2 4 (10.26%) .NET
2 4 (10.26%) J2EE
2 4 (10.26%) Web Services
3 3 (7.69%) LAMP
4 2 (5.13%) Servlets
5 1 (2.56%) 802.1X
5 1 (2.56%) AngularJS
5 1 (2.56%) Java EE
5 1 (2.56%) Node.js
5 1 (2.56%) React
Miscellaneous
1 8 (20.51%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (15.38%) Enterprise Software
3 4 (10.26%) Clustering
3 4 (10.26%) Smartphone
4 3 (7.69%) Mainframe
5 2 (5.13%) Cyberthreat
5 2 (5.13%) Data Centre
5 2 (5.13%) PKI
6 1 (2.56%) FlexPod
6 1 (2.56%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 19 (48.72%) Linux
2 10 (25.64%) Windows
3 6 (15.38%) Unix
4 3 (7.69%) Solaris
4 3 (7.69%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.56%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.56%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (58.97%) DevOps
2 14 (35.90%) Configuration Management
3 13 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (25.64%) ITIL
6 8 (20.51%) Microservices
6 8 (20.51%) Open Source
7 7 (17.95%) OO
7 7 (17.95%) OOP
7 7 (17.95%) Test Automation
8 6 (15.38%) Load Balancing
8 6 (15.38%) Target Operating Model
8 6 (15.38%) Thought Leadership
9 5 (12.82%) Change Management
9 5 (12.82%) Service Management
10 4 (10.26%) Disaster Recovery
11 3 (7.69%) BDD
11 3 (7.69%) Data Encryption
11 3 (7.69%) Infrastructure Transformation
11 3 (7.69%) ITSM
Programming Languages
1 15 (38.46%) Java
2 3 (7.69%) Perl
2 3 (7.69%) Python
3 1 (2.56%) JavaScript
3 1 (2.56%) Shell Script
3 1 (2.56%) SQL
Qualifications
1 8 (20.51%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (17.95%) CCNP
3 6 (15.38%) CCNA
4 5 (12.82%) SC Cleared
4 5 (12.82%) Security Cleared
5 3 (7.69%) CISSP
5 3 (7.69%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (7.69%) Degree
5 3 (7.69%) ISEB
5 3 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (7.69%) ITIL Certification
6 2 (5.13%) JNCIA
6 2 (5.13%) JNCIP
6 2 (5.13%) JNCIS
7 1 (2.56%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (2.56%) MCP
7 1 (2.56%) MCSE
7 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.56%) GDPR
1 1 (2.56%) ISO 22301
1 1 (2.56%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (28.21%) Docker
2 6 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 6 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
3 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (5.13%) ProxySG
4 2 (5.13%) Xen
5 1 (2.56%) BitLocker
5 1 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 1 (2.56%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (33.33%) Puppet
2 11 (28.21%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (10.26%) Kubernetes
4 2 (5.13%) Ansible
5 1 (2.56%) CA Wily
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (2.56%) Cisco UCCX
5 1 (2.56%) Istio
5 1 (2.56%) Microsoft Clustering
5 1 (2.56%) Nagios
5 1 (2.56%) NetBackup
5 1 (2.56%) OpenNMS
5 1 (2.56%) Salt
5 1 (2.56%) systemd
5 1 (2.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (25.64%) Cisco
2 6 (15.38%) Microsoft
3 4 (10.26%) VMware
4 3 (7.69%) CheckPoint
4 3 (7.69%) Cloudera
4 3 (7.69%) F5
4 3 (7.69%) Gemalto
4 3 (7.69%) Hortonworks
5 2 (5.13%) Blue Coat
5 2 (5.13%) BT
5 2 (5.13%) Google
5 2 (5.13%) Juniper
5 2 (5.13%) Palo Alto
6 1 (2.56%) Atlassian
6 1 (2.56%) Citrix
6 1 (2.56%) IBM
6 1 (2.56%) NetApp
6 1 (2.56%) Nimsoft
6 1 (2.56%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.56%) Veeam