Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 19 January 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)
Berkshire > Reading
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 86 88 72
Rank change year-on-year +2 -16 +24
Contract jobs citing SSL 6 7 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.48% 0.50% 1.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.47% 1.87% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 37
Reading median daily rate £360 £375 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.00% -16.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £288 £363 £331
90th Percentile £505 £538 £579
Berkshire median daily rate £425 £363 £425
% change year-on-year +17.24% -14.71% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Reading median hourly rate - - £45.00
Berkshire median hourly rate - - £39.00

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 Reading with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 243 375 459
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 19.30% 26.60% 23.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 132 157 233
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £387
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.36% +3.20%
10th Percentile £255 £213 £226
90th Percentile £550 £525 £500
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 16 31
Reading median hourly rate £25.33 £41.25 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.60% +37.50% +71.43%
10th Percentile £15.28 £13.13 £12.25
90th Percentile £46.98 £55.65 £63.00
Berkshire median hourly rate £13.50 £20.56 £39.00
% change year-on-year -34.35% -47.28% +119.72%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Reading.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SSL in Reading.

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in Reading

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in Reading over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in Reading

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL in Reading.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 Reading region with a requirement for SSL.

1 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
2 3 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco
2 3 (50.00%) CCNP
2 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (50.00%) Juniper
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless Security
3 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
3 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 2 (33.33%) FMCG
3 2 (33.33%) Junos
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) CCNA
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) BT
3 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) Network Design
4 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
4 1 (16.67%) Korn
4 1 (16.67%) Telecoms

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Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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:

Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) IPsec
2 3 (50.00%) Ethernet
2 3 (50.00%) Firewall
2 3 (50.00%) Network Security
2 3 (50.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (50.00%) VPN
2 3 (50.00%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Cisco Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) Junos
3 2 (33.33%) LAN
3 2 (33.33%) MPLS
3 2 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (33.33%) WAN
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless Security
4 1 (16.67%) BGP
4 1 (16.67%) BIG-IP
4 1 (16.67%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (16.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (16.67%) OpenVPN
4 1 (16.67%) Quagga
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (66.67%) Network Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) Cisco Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IP Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) IP Network Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Juniper Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Network Security Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Network Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) Security Specialist
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (16.67%) Telecoms Engineer
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (33.33%) FMCG
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Linux
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
1 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 2 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 2 (33.33%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Functional Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Mathematics
2 1 (16.67%) Network Design
2 1 (16.67%) Network Monitoring
2 1 (16.67%) Physics
2 1 (16.67%) Security Architecture
2 1 (16.67%) Test Automation
2 1 (16.67%) Use Case
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (16.67%) C-shell
1 1 (16.67%) Korn
1 1 (16.67%) Perl
1 1 (16.67%) Python
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CCNP
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (33.33%) CCNA
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
3 1 (16.67%) HNC
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) Openswan
1 1 (16.67%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) NSN NetAct
1 1 (16.67%) QRadar
Vendors
1 3 (50.00%) Cisco
1 3 (50.00%) Juniper
2 2 (33.33%) BT
3 1 (16.67%) Alcatel-Lucent
3 1 (16.67%) Arista
3 1 (16.67%) F5
3 1 (16.67%) SolarWinds
3 1 (16.67%) Vyatta