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 3 months to 22 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 49 66 61
Rank change year-on-year +17 -5  
Contract jobs citing SSL 6 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 1.03% 0.68% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.20% 2.80% 4.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Median daily rate £360 £475 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -24.21% +11.76%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £328 £385 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £392 £505 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +26.00% +10.71%  
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 Reading with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 143 214 170
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 24.49% 24.29% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 76 108 54
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £235 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £494
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £347
% change year-on-year +2.73% +5.04%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 6 8
Median hourly rate £19.66 £19.61 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.25% +12.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £10.50 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.65 £24.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £32.50 £26.00
% change year-on-year -15.38% +25.00%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

SSL
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

SSL
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 22 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 Reading region with a requirement for SSL.

1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 4 (50.00%) Firewall
2 4 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (50.00%) Subversion
2 4 (50.00%) Maven
2 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 4 (50.00%) Jaspersoft
2 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 4 (50.00%) DevOps
2 4 (50.00%) Sonatype Nexus
3 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
3 3 (37.50%) RESTful
3 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat
3 3 (37.50%) Information Security
3 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
4 2 (25.00%) McAfee
4 2 (25.00%) Cisco
4 2 (25.00%) SIEM
4 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
5 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
5 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
5 1 (12.50%) OSGi
5 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business

SSL
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:

Application Platforms
1 4 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 1 (12.50%) Apache ServiceMix
2 1 (12.50%) Skype for Business
Communications & Networking
1 4 (50.00%) Firewall
1 4 (50.00%) VPN
2 1 (12.50%) ADSL
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco Nexus
2 1 (12.50%) Cisco PIX
2 1 (12.50%) HSRP
2 1 (12.50%) IPsec
2 1 (12.50%) Network Security
2 1 (12.50%) Spanning Tree
2 1 (12.50%) TCP/IP
2 1 (12.50%) VLAN
2 1 (12.50%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
2 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 4 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 4 (50.00%) Maven
1 4 (50.00%) Sonatype Nexus
1 4 (50.00%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) Talend Open Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Consultant
1 3 (37.50%) DevOps Consultant
2 2 (25.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Firewall Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Information Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Information Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Information Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Security Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Security Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Network Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) SOC Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) Web Services
2 3 (37.50%) RESTful
3 1 (12.50%) OSGi
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Management Information System
1 1 (12.50%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 5 (62.50%) Windows
2 1 (12.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Solaris
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
1 4 (50.00%) DevOps
1 4 (50.00%) Infrastructure Management
2 3 (37.50%) Information Security
3 2 (25.00%) SIEM
4 1 (12.50%) Business Continuity
4 1 (12.50%) Capacity Management
4 1 (12.50%) Change Control
4 1 (12.50%) Data Protection
4 1 (12.50%) ITIL
4 1 (12.50%) Migration
4 1 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Service Management
4 1 (12.50%) Software Deployment
4 1 (12.50%) Statistics
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (12.50%) SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (37.50%) Security Cleared
2 1 (12.50%) CISA
2 1 (12.50%) CISM
2 1 (12.50%) CISSP
System Software
1 4 (50.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) McAfee ePO
1 1 (12.50%) SCCM
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Jaspersoft
1 4 (50.00%) VMware
2 3 (37.50%) Blue Coat
2 3 (37.50%) CheckPoint
3 2 (25.00%) Cisco
3 2 (25.00%) McAfee
3 2 (25.00%) Palo Alto
4 1 (12.50%) CyberArk
4 1 (12.50%) HP
4 1 (12.50%) Juniper
4 1 (12.50%) Lumension
4 1 (12.50%) Meridio
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 1 (12.50%) SAP
4 1 (12.50%) ServiceNow
4 1 (12.50%) Sourcefire
4 1 (12.50%) Talend
4 1 (12.50%) Varonis