Period
to 28 September 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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 139 284 273
Rank change year-on-year +145 -11 +40
Contract jobs citing SSL 20 69 109
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.58% 0.49% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.07% 2.68% 4.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 41 64
Median daily rate £415 £450 £426
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.78% +5.57% -12.70%
10th Percentile £233 £313 £283
90th Percentile £553 £600 £529
England median daily rate £501 £500 £488
% change year-on-year +0.20% +2.56% -2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 7 2
Median hourly rate - £25.12 £37.35
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -32.74% -
England median hourly rate £40.00 £25.12 £26.00
% change year-on-year +59.24% -3.38% +12.06%

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 652 2,574 2,592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.83% 18.18% 15.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 328 1,483 1,374
Median daily rate £425 £412 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.16% +0.49% +2.50%
10th Percentile £200 £208 £203
90th Percentile £552 £575 £575
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +5.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 132 126
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £22.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.67% +63.93% +27.08%
10th Percentile £11.55 £12.00 £12.70
90th Percentile £60.40 £82.13 £54.37
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +37.25% +27.50% +6.95%

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 28 September 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 28 September 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
Thames Valley +114 10 £439 -2.39% 3
Berkshire +92 9 £439 -2.39% 1
Hampshire +72 9 £455 +1.96% 5
Buckinghamshire +43 1 - -
Middlesex - 1 £225 -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 12 (60.00%) DNS
2 9 (45.00%) Firewall
3 8 (40.00%) Cisco
3 8 (40.00%) Linux
4 7 (35.00%) Azure
4 7 (35.00%) AWS
5 6 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
5 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
5 6 (30.00%) MPLS
5 6 (30.00%) Python
5 6 (30.00%) VPN
5 6 (30.00%) WAN
5 6 (30.00%) LAN
5 6 (30.00%) nginx
6 5 (25.00%) SolarWinds
6 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
6 5 (25.00%) VoIP
6 5 (25.00%) Apache
6 5 (25.00%) Perl
6 5 (25.00%) PHP
6 5 (25.00%) MySQL
6 5 (25.00%) CCNP
6 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (25.00%) Juniper
6 5 (25.00%) SLA
6 5 (25.00%) BGP
6 5 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
7 4 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
7 4 (20.00%) Check Point GAiA
7 4 (20.00%) LEMP Stack

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 6 (30.00%) nginx
2 5 (25.00%) Apache
3 2 (10.00%) MS Exchange
4 1 (5.00%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
4 1 (5.00%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 4 (20.00%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 7 (35.00%) AWS
1 7 (35.00%) Azure
2 1 (5.00%) Datadog
2 1 (5.00%) GCP
2 1 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (5.00%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 12 (60.00%) DNS
2 9 (45.00%) Firewall
3 6 (30.00%) LAN
3 6 (30.00%) MPLS
3 6 (30.00%) VPN
3 6 (30.00%) WAN
4 5 (25.00%) BGP
4 5 (25.00%) VoIP
5 4 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
5 4 (20.00%) DSL
5 4 (20.00%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
5 4 (20.00%) SNMP
5 4 (20.00%) Software-Defined Networking
5 4 (20.00%) TCP/IP
5 4 (20.00%) VLAN
6 3 (15.00%) IPsec
7 2 (10.00%) HTTP
7 2 (10.00%) Internet
7 2 (10.00%) Network Security
8 1 (5.00%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (25.00%) MySQL
2 4 (20.00%) Redis
2 4 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (10.00%) Geospatial Data
3 2 (10.00%) MongoDB
3 2 (10.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (10.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (5.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (5.00%) Big Data
4 1 (5.00%) HBase
4 1 (5.00%) KNIME
4 1 (5.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (5.00%) SQL Server 2017
Development Applications
1 2 (10.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (5.00%) Mandarin Language
1 1 (5.00%) Public Sector
1 1 (5.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (35.00%) Network Engineer
2 6 (30.00%) Support Engineer
3 4 (20.00%) Senior Network Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Azure Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Engineer
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Support
4 3 (15.00%) Technical Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Administrator
5 2 (10.00%) Analyst
5 2 (10.00%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Network Support
5 2 (10.00%) Network Support Engineer
5 2 (10.00%) Security Analyst
6 1 (5.00%) Applications Support
6 1 (5.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 1 (5.00%) Junior
6 1 (5.00%) Service Delivery Manager
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Administrator
6 1 (5.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (20.00%) LAMP
1 4 (20.00%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (15.00%) Node.js
3 2 (10.00%) LDAP
4 1 (5.00%) ActiveMQ
4 1 (5.00%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (5.00%) Middleware
4 1 (5.00%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (25.00%) Linux Command Line
2 4 (20.00%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (15.00%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (15.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.00%) CESG
4 1 (5.00%) Client/Server
4 1 (5.00%) PKI
4 1 (5.00%) Replication
4 1 (5.00%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (5.00%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 8 (40.00%) Linux
2 4 (20.00%) Check Point GAiA
3 3 (15.00%) Windows
4 2 (10.00%) Unix
5 1 (5.00%) CentOS
5 1 (5.00%) Data ONTAP
5 1 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (5.00%) Solaris
5 1 (5.00%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (30.00%) Problem-Solving
2 4 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 4 (20.00%) Problem Management
2 4 (20.00%) Time Management
3 2 (10.00%) DevOps
3 2 (10.00%) Information Security
3 2 (10.00%) ITIL
3 2 (10.00%) ITSM
3 2 (10.00%) Kalman Filter
3 2 (10.00%) Open Source
3 2 (10.00%) SIEM
4 1 (5.00%) Malware Analysis
4 1 (5.00%) People Management
4 1 (5.00%) Security Operations
4 1 (5.00%) Server Hardening
4 1 (5.00%) Test Planning
4 1 (5.00%) Threat Management
4 1 (5.00%) Ticket Management
4 1 (5.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
4 1 (5.00%) Web Filtering
Programming Languages
1 6 (30.00%) Python
2 5 (25.00%) Perl
2 5 (25.00%) PHP
3 4 (20.00%) Java
4 3 (15.00%) SQL
5 1 (5.00%) C#
5 1 (5.00%) PowerShell
5 1 (5.00%) R
5 1 (5.00%) Ruby
5 1 (5.00%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (25.00%) CCNP
1 5 (25.00%) Cisco Certification
1 5 (25.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (10.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) CCNA
3 1 (5.00%) CEH
3 1 (5.00%) CREST Certified
3 1 (5.00%) DV Cleared
3 1 (5.00%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (25.00%) SLA
2 4 (20.00%) QA
3 2 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (5.00%) ISO 9001
4 1 (5.00%) NIST
4 1 (5.00%) PCI DSS
4 1 (5.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 3 (15.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (10.00%) Docker
2 2 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (5.00%) Firmware
3 1 (5.00%) PowerDNS
3 1 (5.00%) Snort
3 1 (5.00%) vCloud
3 1 (5.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (5.00%) VMware NSX
3 1 (5.00%) vSphere
3 1 (5.00%) XenApp
3 1 (5.00%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco CUCM
1 4 (20.00%) Cisco UCCX
2 3 (15.00%) Ansible
3 2 (10.00%) Kubernetes
3 2 (10.00%) Terraform
4 1 (5.00%) HAProxy
4 1 (5.00%) HP ALM
4 1 (5.00%) HP Fortify
4 1 (5.00%) Nagios
4 1 (5.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
4 1 (5.00%) Norton AntiVirus
4 1 (5.00%) SCOM
4 1 (5.00%) vRealize
4 1 (5.00%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 8 (40.00%) Cisco
2 6 (30.00%) CheckPoint
3 5 (25.00%) Juniper
3 5 (25.00%) SolarWinds
4 4 (20.00%) F5
4 4 (20.00%) Meraki
4 4 (20.00%) Microsoft
5 3 (15.00%) Splunk
6 2 (10.00%) Citrix
6 2 (10.00%) HP
6 2 (10.00%) VMware
7 1 (5.00%) Adobe
7 1 (5.00%) Blue Coat
7 1 (5.00%) Forcepoint
7 1 (5.00%) IronPort
7 1 (5.00%) McAfee
7 1 (5.00%) Micro Focus
7 1 (5.00%) Remedy
7 1 (5.00%) Symantec
7 1 (5.00%) Tripwire