Period
to 4 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 4 April 2020 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 > South East
6 months to
4 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 234 272 268
Rank change year-on-year +38 -4 -38
Contract jobs citing SSL 48 109 106
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.50% 0.70% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.82% 4.30% 3.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 69 62
Median daily rate £414 £420 £503
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.43% -16.42% +25.63%
10th Percentile £362 £311 £316
90th Percentile £600 £638 £613
England median daily rate £525 £503 £525
% change year-on-year +4.48% -4.29% +16.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £48.50 -
England median hourly rate £29.40 £29.09 £35.00
% change year-on-year +1.08% -16.90% +137.29%

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 South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,703 2,533 2,668
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.60% 16.18% 15.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 831 1,415 1,366
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £164 £218 £163
90th Percentile £550 £588 £575
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 142 152
Median hourly rate £32.00 £17.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.51% -13.75% -
10th Percentile £14.67 £12.00 £11.31
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.10
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SSL as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in the South East

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing SSL in the South East.

Daily rate trend for SSL in the South East

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing SSL in the South East over the 6 months to 4 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for SSL in the South East

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing SSL in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for SSL in the South East

SSL
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the South East region over the 6 months to 4 April 2020. 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
Hampshire +50 19 £400 -4.19% 4
Thames Valley +15 12 £555 +48.00% 1
Berkshire +12 9 £600 +71.43%
Surrey +58 8 £520 -11.49% 2
West Sussex +15 7 £600 +20.00% 2
Buckinghamshire +8 2 - -
East Sussex - 2 - - 1
Oxfordshire - 1 £510 - 1
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 4 April 2020, 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 South East region with a requirement for SSL.

1 19 (39.58%) Windows
1 19 (39.58%) Firewall
2 18 (37.50%) DNS
3 17 (35.42%) TCP/IP
4 16 (33.33%) HTTP
5 15 (31.25%) PKI
5 15 (31.25%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (29.17%) Linux
7 13 (27.08%) ITIL
7 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
7 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
7 13 (27.08%) Citrix
7 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (27.08%) SCCM
7 13 (27.08%) XenApp
7 13 (27.08%) XenDesktop
7 13 (27.08%) DFS Replication
7 13 (27.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 12 (25.00%) Web Filtering
8 12 (25.00%) Fat Client
8 12 (25.00%) Thin Client
9 11 (22.92%) Oracle
9 11 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
10 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
10 10 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
10 10 (20.83%) SQL
10 10 (20.83%) Cisco
10 10 (20.83%) REST
10 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
11 9 (18.75%) NetScaler

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 (8.33%) Tomcat
2 3 (6.25%) Apache
2 3 (6.25%) JBoss
3 2 (4.17%) Apache Solr
3 2 (4.17%) CMS
3 2 (4.17%) Confluence
3 2 (4.17%) Elasticsearch
3 2 (4.17%) Headless CMS
3 2 (4.17%) nginx
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (4.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (4.17%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.08%) IIS
4 1 (2.08%) MS Exchange
4 1 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (2.08%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.75%) AWS
2 7 (14.58%) Azure
3 5 (10.42%) GitHub
3 5 (10.42%) Google Analytics
4 4 (8.33%) Serverless
5 3 (6.25%) SaaS
6 2 (4.17%) AWS Lambda
6 2 (4.17%) iTunes
7 1 (2.08%) Apple Pay
7 1 (2.08%) Azure Stack
7 1 (2.08%) GCP
7 1 (2.08%) Google Pay
7 1 (2.08%) IaaS
7 1 (2.08%) npm
7 1 (2.08%) OpenDNS
7 1 (2.08%) PaaS
7 1 (2.08%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (2.08%) WeChat
Communications & Networking
1 19 (39.58%) Firewall
2 18 (37.50%) DNS
3 17 (35.42%) TCP/IP
4 16 (33.33%) HTTP
5 9 (18.75%) DHCP
5 9 (18.75%) NetScaler
6 8 (16.67%) VLAN
7 7 (14.58%) BGP
7 7 (14.58%) IPsec
7 7 (14.58%) VPN
8 6 (12.50%) MPLS
9 5 (10.42%) WAN
10 4 (8.33%) Cisco ISE
10 4 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
10 4 (8.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (8.33%) LAN
11 3 (6.25%) FTP
11 3 (6.25%) Internet
11 3 (6.25%) Network Security
11 3 (6.25%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (12.50%) NoSQL
2 5 (10.42%) MongoDB
3 3 (6.25%) MariaDB
3 3 (6.25%) MySQL
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Database 12c
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (6.25%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (6.25%) Relational Database
4 2 (4.17%) Data Lake
4 2 (4.17%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (4.17%) SQL Server
5 1 (2.08%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (20.83%) Git (software)
1 10 (20.83%) Jenkins
2 6 (12.50%) Gatling
2 6 (12.50%) Selenium
3 5 (10.42%) Cucumber
3 5 (10.42%) JUnit
4 2 (4.17%) GitLab
4 2 (4.17%) JIRA
4 2 (4.17%) kappa
4 2 (4.17%) Subversion
5 1 (2.08%) Geb
5 1 (2.08%) Gradle
5 1 (2.08%) Grunt
5 1 (2.08%) gulp
5 1 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.08%) Mockito
5 1 (2.08%) SonarQube
5 1 (2.08%) Spock
5 1 (2.08%) Sublime Text
5 1 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 7 (14.58%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Back Office
2 2 (4.17%) Mandarin Language
2 2 (4.17%) Public Sector
2 2 (4.17%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.08%) Local Government
3 1 (2.08%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (27.08%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 8 (16.67%) Developer
3 6 (12.50%) IT Engineer
3 6 (12.50%) Network Engineer
4 5 (10.42%) Architect
4 5 (10.42%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (6.25%) DBA
6 3 (6.25%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (6.25%) MongoDB DBA
6 3 (6.25%) Oracle DBA
6 3 (6.25%) Solutions Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Administrator
7 2 (4.17%) Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) HTML Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 2 (4.17%) Security Analyst
7 2 (4.17%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (20.83%) REST
2 9 (18.75%) Node.js
3 7 (14.58%) JSON
4 6 (12.50%) CSS
4 6 (12.50%) HTML
4 6 (12.50%) XML
5 5 (10.42%) Gherkin
5 5 (10.42%) HTML5
5 5 (10.42%) Play Framework
6 4 (8.33%) AngularJS
6 4 (8.33%) CSS3
6 4 (8.33%) Sass
6 4 (8.33%) SOAP
6 4 (8.33%) Spring
7 3 (6.25%) .NET
7 3 (6.25%) LDAP
7 3 (6.25%) Middleware
7 3 (6.25%) Oracle GoldenGate
8 2 (4.17%) Dropwizard
8 2 (4.17%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 15 (31.25%) PKI
2 12 (25.00%) Fat Client
2 12 (25.00%) Thin Client
3 8 (16.67%) Data Centre
4 6 (12.50%) Clustering
5 4 (8.33%) N-Tier
6 2 (4.17%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (4.17%) AS400
6 2 (4.17%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (4.17%) Mainframe
6 2 (4.17%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (2.08%) CESG
7 1 (2.08%) Client/Server
7 1 (2.08%) Cyberattack
7 1 (2.08%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (2.08%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (2.08%) Replication
7 1 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 19 (39.58%) Windows
2 14 (29.17%) Linux
3 7 (14.58%) Unix
4 5 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (8.33%) Solaris
6 3 (6.25%) AIX
6 3 (6.25%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.17%) HPUX
7 2 (4.17%) Mac OS X
7 2 (4.17%) zOS
8 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (31.25%) Kalman Filter
2 13 (27.08%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (27.08%) Infrastructure Engineering
2 13 (27.08%) ITIL
3 12 (25.00%) Web Filtering
4 11 (22.92%) Continuous Integration
5 10 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
6 9 (18.75%) Microservices
6 9 (18.75%) Test Automation
7 8 (16.67%) DevOps
7 8 (16.67%) Mentoring
8 7 (14.58%) High Availability
8 7 (14.58%) Migration
8 7 (14.58%) Open Source
8 7 (14.58%) Project Delivery
9 5 (10.42%) Analytics
9 5 (10.42%) Lean Software Development
9 5 (10.42%) Technical Leadership
9 5 (10.42%) Web Development
10 4 (8.33%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 10 (20.83%) SQL
2 9 (18.75%) Java
2 9 (18.75%) JavaScript
3 5 (10.42%) Scala
4 4 (8.33%) C#
4 4 (8.33%) Python
4 4 (8.33%) Shell Script
5 3 (6.25%) Perl
5 3 (6.25%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.17%) COBOL
6 2 (4.17%) Java 8
6 2 (4.17%) Ruby
7 1 (2.08%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.08%) C
7 1 (2.08%) C++
7 1 (2.08%) Go
7 1 (2.08%) Groovy
7 1 (2.08%) Haskell
7 1 (2.08%) PHP
7 1 (2.08%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Degree
2 5 (10.42%) SC Cleared
2 5 (10.42%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.25%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (4.17%) CEH
4 2 (4.17%) GIAC
5 1 (2.08%) AWS Certification
5 1 (2.08%) CCNA
5 1 (2.08%) CISA
5 1 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (2.08%) CREST Certified
5 1 (2.08%) ISEB
5 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (2.08%) OSCE
5 1 (2.08%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.33%) WCAG
2 2 (4.17%) SLA
3 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (2.08%) NIST
3 1 (2.08%) QA
3 1 (2.08%) SEPA
System Software
1 13 (27.08%) Active Directory
1 13 (27.08%) DFS Replication
1 13 (27.08%) XenApp
1 13 (27.08%) XenDesktop
2 9 (18.75%) Docker
3 7 (14.58%) Citrix Hypervisor
3 7 (14.58%) Hyper-V
4 4 (8.33%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (8.33%) vSphere
5 3 (6.25%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (6.25%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (2.08%) NFS
6 1 (2.08%) Snort
6 1 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 13 (27.08%) SCCM
2 7 (14.58%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (12.50%) Kibana
4 5 (10.42%) Ansible
4 5 (10.42%) FortiGate
4 5 (10.42%) Grafana
4 5 (10.42%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 5 (10.42%) Puppet
5 4 (8.33%) Kubernetes
5 4 (8.33%) Opsview
6 3 (6.25%) Data Guard
6 3 (6.25%) Enterprise Manager Cloud Control
6 3 (6.25%) Foglight
6 3 (6.25%) Oracle Flashback
6 3 (6.25%) Oracle RMAN
6 3 (6.25%) Terraform
7 1 (2.08%) Docker Swarm
7 1 (2.08%) HP ALM
7 1 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
7 1 (2.08%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 13 (27.08%) Citrix
1 13 (27.08%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.92%) Oracle
3 10 (20.83%) Cisco
4 6 (12.50%) Google
4 6 (12.50%) Red Hat
5 5 (10.42%) Dell
5 5 (10.42%) F5
5 5 (10.42%) VMware
6 4 (8.33%) Fortinet
7 3 (6.25%) Imperva
7 3 (6.25%) Sybase
8 2 (4.17%) Sun
9 1 (2.08%) Apple
9 1 (2.08%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.08%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.08%) HP
9 1 (2.08%) Juniper
9 1 (2.08%) Symantec
9 1 (2.08%) webMethods