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 3 months to 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England / South East
Rank 181 133 179
Rank change year-on-year -48 +46  
Contract jobs citing SSL 60 144 86
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.76% 1.57% 0.88%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.02% 7.10% 4.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 89 34
Median daily rate £450 £385 £376
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.88% +2.32%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £319 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £523 £507
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 6 0
Median hourly rate £13.50 £42.75 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.42% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £42.50 £17.11
% change year-on-year -64.11% +148.39%  

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 the South East with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 1493 2027 2005
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 19.01% 22.04% 20.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 855 1122 979
Median daily rate £400 £352 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +3.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £234 £225 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 98 101 104
Median hourly rate £19.50 £40.00 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -51.25% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.24 £16.10 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 the South East

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in the South East

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in the South East over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in the South East

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor 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 3 months to 24 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Oxfordshire - 17 £513 - 6
Hampshire -25 15 £354 +4.04% 6
West Sussex +7 8 £512 - 1
Berkshire -8 6 £413 +6.45% 5
Surrey -25 4 £515 +3.00% 2
Buckinghamshire -10 3 £450 +24.13% 1
East Sussex - 1 - -
Thames Valley - 1 £570 -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 South East region with a requirement for SSL.

1 60 (44.12%) TCP/IP
2 58 (42.65%) Firewall
3 55 (40.44%) Linux
4 54 (39.71%) Cisco
5 45 (33.09%) Windows
6 39 (28.68%) VPN
7 35 (25.74%) DNS
8 34 (25.00%) Network Security
9 32 (23.53%) Load Balancing
10 30 (22.06%) Data Centre
11 27 (19.85%) HTTP
12 26 (19.12%) Juniper
12 26 (19.12%) VMware
12 26 (19.12%) Security Cleared
13 25 (18.38%) SC Cleared
14 24 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
14 24 (17.65%) LAN
15 23 (16.91%) Java
15 23 (16.91%) CheckPoint
15 23 (16.91%) IPsec
15 23 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
15 23 (16.91%) F5
16 20 (14.71%) SNMP
17 19 (13.97%) ITIL
17 19 (13.97%) Unix
17 19 (13.97%) WAN
17 19 (13.97%) Cisco Nexus
17 19 (13.97%) VMware Infrastructure
17 19 (13.97%) Degree
18 18 (13.24%) NetScaler

SSL
Top Related 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 16 (11.76%) JBoss
1 16 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 9 (6.62%) nginx
3 8 (5.88%) WebLogic
4 7 (5.15%) Apache
4 7 (5.15%) WebSphere
5 5 (3.68%) IIS
6 3 (2.21%) MS Exchange
6 3 (2.21%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (1.47%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.74%) CICS
8 1 (0.74%) CMS
8 1 (0.74%) Commerce Server
8 1 (0.74%) Commerce Server 2007
8 1 (0.74%) Confluence
8 1 (0.74%) Drupal
8 1 (0.74%) EPiServer
8 1 (0.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.21%) MS Office
2 1 (0.74%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) Infor M3
2 3 (2.21%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.74%) Oracle Receivables
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.62%) GitHub
1 9 (6.62%) Google Analytics
2 5 (3.68%) Office 365
3 3 (2.21%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 60 (44.12%) TCP/IP
2 58 (42.65%) Firewall
3 39 (28.68%) VPN
4 35 (25.74%) DNS
5 34 (25.00%) Network Security
6 27 (19.85%) HTTP
7 24 (17.65%) LAN
8 23 (16.91%) IPsec
9 20 (14.71%) SNMP
10 19 (13.97%) Cisco Nexus
10 19 (13.97%) WAN
11 18 (13.24%) Internet
11 18 (13.24%) NetScaler
11 18 (13.24%) Wireless
12 17 (12.50%) Cisco ASA
13 15 (11.03%) SAN
14 12 (8.82%) DHCP
14 12 (8.82%) LDAP
15 11 (8.09%) BGP
15 11 (8.09%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (6.62%) MongoDB
1 9 (6.62%) NoSQL
2 6 (4.41%) BusinessObjects
3 4 (2.94%) SQL Server
4 2 (1.47%) MySQL
4 2 (1.47%) Oracle Database
4 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
4 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (0.74%) DB2
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (0.74%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (0.74%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (0.74%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 12 (8.82%) Git (software)
2 11 (8.09%) Jenkins
3 9 (6.62%) Ant
3 9 (6.62%) Cucumber
3 9 (6.62%) Gatling
3 9 (6.62%) Grunt
3 9 (6.62%) gulp
3 9 (6.62%) IntelliJ
3 9 (6.62%) Karma Test Runner
3 9 (6.62%) Selenium
3 9 (6.62%) Sublime Text
4 6 (4.41%) Maven
5 4 (2.94%) Eclipse
5 4 (2.94%) JUnit
5 4 (2.94%) Mockito
6 1 (0.74%) JIRA
6 1 (0.74%) Rhino Mocks
6 1 (0.74%) Subversion
6 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (0.74%) Vagrant
General
1 13 (9.56%) Telecoms
2 10 (7.35%) Finance
3 3 (2.21%) Electronics
3 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
3 3 (2.21%) Marketing
4 2 (1.47%) Banking
4 2 (1.47%) Law
5 1 (0.74%) Billing
5 1 (0.74%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 35 (25.74%) Network Engineer
2 22 (16.18%) Developer
3 13 (9.56%) Network Security Engineer
3 13 (9.56%) Security Engineer
4 9 (6.62%) Scala Developer
5 8 (5.88%) Architect
5 8 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 8 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
6 7 (5.15%) Build Engineer
6 7 (5.15%) E-Commerce Developer
6 7 (5.15%) Support Engineer
7 6 (4.41%) Technical Engineer
8 5 (3.68%) 3rd Line Engineer
8 5 (3.68%) Administrator
8 5 (3.68%) Cisco Security Engineer
8 5 (3.68%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (3.68%) Consultant
8 5 (3.68%) Java Developer
8 5 (3.68%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (3.68%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (13.24%) SOAP
2 14 (10.29%) Web Services
3 13 (9.56%) JSON
4 12 (8.82%) Spring
5 11 (8.09%) jQuery
6 9 (6.62%) AngularJS
6 9 (6.62%) Gherkin
6 9 (6.62%) HTML
6 9 (6.62%) J2EE
6 9 (6.62%) Node.js
6 9 (6.62%) Servlets
7 8 (5.88%) 802.1X
7 8 (5.88%) CSS
7 8 (5.88%) Dropwizard
7 8 (5.88%) Regular Expression
7 8 (5.88%) REST
7 8 (5.88%) RESTful
7 8 (5.88%) Spring Boot
8 7 (5.15%) SAML
9 5 (3.68%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 30 (22.06%) Data Centre
2 13 (9.56%) Management Information System
3 12 (8.82%) Device Driver
3 12 (8.82%) Enterprise Software
4 10 (7.35%) Computer Science
5 9 (6.62%) PKI
6 6 (4.41%) Clustering
7 4 (2.94%) Smart Meter
8 3 (2.21%) DataPower
8 3 (2.21%) Driving Licence
9 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Storage
9 2 (1.47%) Fat Client
9 2 (1.47%) Hybrid Cloud
9 2 (1.47%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.47%) Thin Client
9 2 (1.47%) VxBlock/Vblock
10 1 (0.74%) Analytical Skills
10 1 (0.74%) Embedded Systems
10 1 (0.74%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.74%) PMI
Operating Systems
1 55 (40.44%) Linux
2 45 (33.09%) Windows
3 24 (17.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 19 (13.97%) Unix
5 13 (9.56%) CentOS
6 11 (8.09%) Ubuntu
7 8 (5.88%) Windows 7
7 8 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (4.41%) Windows Server
9 5 (3.68%) SUSE
10 4 (2.94%) Windows Server 2003
11 3 (2.21%) Mac OS X
11 3 (2.21%) Oracle Linux
11 3 (2.21%) Windows 10
12 2 (1.47%) Solaris
12 2 (1.47%) Windows Server 2012
13 1 (0.74%) AIX
13 1 (0.74%) Windows 2000
13 1 (0.74%) Windows NT
13 1 (0.74%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (23.53%) Load Balancing
2 23 (16.91%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (13.97%) ITIL
4 17 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
4 17 (12.50%) Web Filtering
5 16 (11.76%) DevOps
6 14 (10.29%) Microservices
7 12 (8.82%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (8.82%) Network Design
7 12 (8.82%) Software Delivery
8 11 (8.09%) Information Security
8 11 (8.09%) Open Source
8 11 (8.09%) Problem Management
9 10 (7.35%) Customer Requirements
10 9 (6.62%) Analytics
10 9 (6.62%) Automated Testing
10 9 (6.62%) E-Commerce
11 8 (5.88%) Coaching
11 8 (5.88%) Configuration Management
11 8 (5.88%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 23 (16.91%) Java
2 14 (10.29%) Python
3 13 (9.56%) JavaScript
4 12 (8.82%) C#
5 11 (8.09%) Perl
6 10 (7.35%) Ruby
7 9 (6.62%) Groovy
7 9 (6.62%) Haskell
7 9 (6.62%) Scala
7 9 (6.62%) SQL
8 8 (5.88%) Shell Script
9 7 (5.15%) Bash Shell
9 7 (5.15%) PowerShell
10 4 (2.94%) PHP
11 3 (2.21%) C++
11 3 (2.21%) Jython
11 3 (2.21%) Korn
12 2 (1.47%) ActionScript
12 2 (1.47%) ActionScript 2.0
12 2 (1.47%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 26 (19.12%) Security Cleared
2 25 (18.38%) SC Cleared
3 19 (13.97%) Degree
4 15 (11.03%) Cisco Certification
5 14 (10.29%) CISSP
6 8 (5.88%) CCNP
7 7 (5.15%) JNCIA
7 7 (5.15%) JNCIP
7 7 (5.15%) JNCIS
8 6 (4.41%) CCNA
9 5 (3.68%) CCIE
9 5 (3.68%) CCSE
9 5 (3.68%) Check Point Certification
10 4 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
10 4 (2.94%) RHCE
10 4 (2.94%) RHCSA
11 2 (1.47%) CCSA
11 2 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
11 2 (1.47%) JNCIE
11 2 (1.47%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.88%) HIPAA
1 8 (5.88%) QA
1 8 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 7 (5.15%) PCI DSS
3 3 (2.21%) SLA
4 2 (1.47%) JSP 440
System Software
1 19 (13.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 16 (11.76%) Active Directory
3 14 (10.29%) vSphere
4 13 (9.56%) Firmware
5 12 (8.82%) vCloud
6 6 (4.41%) Docker
7 3 (2.21%) XenApp
8 2 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (1.47%) XenServer
9 1 (0.74%) GFS2
9 1 (0.74%) ISA Server
9 1 (0.74%) Microsoft App-V
9 1 (0.74%) OCFS2
9 1 (0.74%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.74%) Time Sharing Option
9 1 (0.74%) Virtual Servers
9 1 (0.74%) Xen
9 1 (0.74%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 15 (11.03%) SCCM
2 13 (9.56%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 11 (8.09%) Puppet
4 9 (6.62%) Grafana
4 9 (6.62%) Kibana
5 6 (4.41%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (2.94%) Cobbler
7 3 (2.21%) Backup Exec
7 3 (2.21%) CA Wily
7 3 (2.21%) Cisco Prime
7 3 (2.21%) FortiGate
7 3 (2.21%) Nexpose
8 2 (1.47%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.74%) Ansible
9 1 (0.74%) AppDNA
9 1 (0.74%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (0.74%) Netcool
9 1 (0.74%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.74%) XenMobile
9 1 (0.74%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 54 (39.71%) Cisco
2 26 (19.12%) Juniper
2 26 (19.12%) VMware
3 23 (16.91%) CheckPoint
3 23 (16.91%) F5
4 17 (12.50%) Palo Alto
5 15 (11.03%) Blue Coat
5 15 (11.03%) Microsoft
6 12 (8.82%) Intel Security
7 11 (8.09%) Citrix
7 11 (8.09%) Google
8 9 (6.62%) Dell
8 9 (6.62%) Red Hat
9 8 (5.88%) Brocade
9 8 (5.88%) Extreme Networks
9 8 (5.88%) Oracle
10 6 (4.41%) Sourcefire
11 5 (3.68%) IBM
11 5 (3.68%) webMethods
12 4 (2.94%) HP
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