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 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)
England / South East
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 202 171 200
Rank change year-on-year -31 +29  
Contract jobs citing SSL 37 99 75
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 1.11% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.82% 5.71% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 65 34
Median daily rate £500 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.95% +2.50%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £430 £317 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +26.00% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 10
Median hourly rate - - £39.00
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 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 1312 1735 1834
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 17.18% 19.45% 19.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 714 960 899
Median daily rate £400 £375 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -1.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 122 120
Median hourly rate £22.50 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -41.55% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £14.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £48.00 £40.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

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

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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 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in the South East

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT 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 June 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
Hampshire +11 18 £500 +51.51% 3
Berkshire +16 10 £360 -7.09% 3
West Sussex +18 5 £488 +39.50%
Buckinghamshire -32 2 £550 +23.53% 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £525 -
SSL
England

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

1 59 (60.82%) Linux
2 46 (47.42%) Firewall
3 36 (37.11%) TCP/IP
4 35 (36.08%) DevOps
5 34 (35.05%) HTTP
5 34 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
6 33 (34.02%) Java
7 30 (30.93%) DNS
8 29 (29.90%) Jenkins
9 28 (28.87%) Python
10 27 (27.84%) Perl
10 27 (27.84%) Windows
11 26 (26.80%) Tomcat
11 26 (26.80%) VMware
12 25 (25.77%) Cisco
12 25 (25.77%) Puppet
12 25 (25.77%) Git (software)
13 24 (24.74%) Open Source
14 23 (23.71%) MongoDB
14 23 (23.71%) Grafana
14 23 (23.71%) Configuration Management
14 23 (23.71%) Load Balancing
15 22 (22.68%) Unix
15 22 (22.68%) SQL
16 21 (21.65%) JBoss
16 21 (21.65%) Network Security
17 20 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
17 20 (20.62%) SOAP
17 20 (20.62%) Red Hat
18 19 (19.59%) Oracle

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 26 (26.80%) Tomcat
2 21 (21.65%) JBoss
3 12 (12.37%) nginx
4 11 (11.34%) OpenStack
4 11 (11.34%) WebLogic
5 8 (8.25%) Apache
6 6 (6.19%) WebSphere
7 2 (2.06%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (1.03%) Apache ServiceMix
8 1 (1.03%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.03%) CICS
8 1 (1.03%) CMS
8 1 (1.03%) Drupal
8 1 (1.03%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.03%) IIS
8 1 (1.03%) Skype for Business
Business Applications
1 2 (2.06%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.03%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
Cloud Services
1 13 (13.40%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (12.37%) GitHub
2 12 (12.37%) Google Analytics
3 4 (4.12%) SaaS
4 3 (3.09%) Cloud Computing
5 2 (2.06%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.06%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 46 (47.42%) Firewall
2 36 (37.11%) TCP/IP
3 34 (35.05%) HTTP
4 30 (30.93%) DNS
5 21 (21.65%) Network Security
6 18 (18.56%) VPN
6 18 (18.56%) WAN
7 16 (16.49%) LAN
8 13 (13.40%) NetScaler
9 12 (12.37%) HTTPS
9 12 (12.37%) Wireless
10 10 (10.31%) Cisco ASA
11 9 (9.28%) IPsec
11 9 (9.28%) LDAP
12 8 (8.25%) BGP
13 7 (7.22%) Internet
14 6 (6.19%) OSPF
15 5 (5.15%) MPLS
16 4 (4.12%) TACACS
17 3 (3.09%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (23.71%) MongoDB
2 12 (12.37%) MySQL
2 12 (12.37%) NoSQL
3 11 (11.34%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (6.19%) BusinessObjects
5 4 (4.12%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (3.09%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.03%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.03%) Redis
7 1 (1.03%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.03%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 29 (29.90%) Jenkins
2 25 (25.77%) Git (software)
3 12 (12.37%) Ant
3 12 (12.37%) Cucumber
3 12 (12.37%) Gatling
3 12 (12.37%) Grunt
3 12 (12.37%) gulp
3 12 (12.37%) IntelliJ
3 12 (12.37%) Karma Test Runner
3 12 (12.37%) Maven
3 12 (12.37%) Selenium
3 12 (12.37%) Sublime Text
4 7 (7.22%) Eclipse
4 7 (7.22%) JUnit
5 4 (4.12%) Mockito
5 4 (4.12%) Sonatype Nexus
5 4 (4.12%) Subversion
6 1 (1.03%) RSpec
6 1 (1.03%) Talend Open Studio
6 1 (1.03%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 8 (8.25%) Telecoms
2 7 (7.22%) Finance
3 2 (2.06%) Electronics
3 2 (2.06%) Law
3 2 (2.06%) Manufacturing
3 2 (2.06%) Marketing
4 1 (1.03%) Billing
4 1 (1.03%) Local Government
4 1 (1.03%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (26.80%) Developer
2 19 (19.59%) Network Engineer
3 12 (12.37%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (12.37%) Scala Developer
4 9 (9.28%) Architect
4 9 (9.28%) Consultant
4 9 (9.28%) E-Commerce Developer
5 7 (7.22%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.19%) Java E-Commerce Developer
7 5 (5.15%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) DevOps Consultant
7 5 (5.15%) Security Engineer
7 5 (5.15%) Senior Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Cisco Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Network Security Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (4.12%) Senior Software Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Software Engineer
8 4 (4.12%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (20.62%) SOAP
2 18 (18.56%) JSON
2 18 (18.56%) Web Services
3 17 (17.53%) Spring
4 13 (13.40%) jQuery
4 13 (13.40%) RESTful
5 12 (12.37%) AngularJS
5 12 (12.37%) Gherkin
5 12 (12.37%) Node.js
5 12 (12.37%) Servlets
6 11 (11.34%) Elastic Stack
6 11 (11.34%) REST
6 11 (11.34%) Sensu
7 10 (10.31%) Dropwizard
7 10 (10.31%) J2EE
7 10 (10.31%) Spring Boot
8 9 (9.28%) HTML
8 9 (9.28%) XML
9 8 (8.25%) CSS
9 8 (8.25%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 11 (11.34%) Video on Demand
2 10 (10.31%) Data Centre
3 7 (7.22%) Management Information System
4 6 (6.19%) PKI
5 4 (4.12%) Clustering
5 4 (4.12%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.12%) Smart Meter
6 3 (3.09%) Fat Client
6 3 (3.09%) Thin Client
7 2 (2.06%) DataPower
7 2 (2.06%) Enterprise Storage
7 2 (2.06%) Hybrid Cloud
7 2 (2.06%) Public Cloud
8 1 (1.03%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.03%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.03%) CMDB
8 1 (1.03%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.03%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.03%) Replication
8 1 (1.03%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 59 (60.82%) Linux
2 27 (27.84%) Windows
3 22 (22.68%) Unix
4 15 (15.46%) CentOS
5 14 (14.43%) Ubuntu
6 11 (11.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (6.19%) Oracle Linux
7 6 (6.19%) SUSE
8 4 (4.12%) Windows Server
9 3 (3.09%) AIX
9 3 (3.09%) Solaris
10 2 (2.06%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (1.03%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 1 (1.03%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (36.08%) DevOps
2 34 (35.05%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (24.74%) Open Source
4 23 (23.71%) Configuration Management
4 23 (23.71%) Load Balancing
5 18 (18.56%) Continuous Integration
5 18 (18.56%) Microservices
6 14 (14.43%) Kalman Filter
6 14 (14.43%) Test Automation
7 13 (13.40%) Software Engineering
8 12 (12.37%) Analytics
8 12 (12.37%) Web Filtering
9 11 (11.34%) DRM
9 11 (11.34%) E-Commerce
10 8 (8.25%) Email Filtering
11 7 (7.22%) Change Management
11 7 (7.22%) Continuous Improvement
11 7 (7.22%) Customer Requirements
11 7 (7.22%) ITIL
12 6 (6.19%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 33 (34.02%) Java
2 28 (28.87%) Python
3 27 (27.84%) Perl
4 22 (22.68%) SQL
5 14 (14.43%) Ruby
6 13 (13.40%) C#
6 13 (13.40%) JavaScript
6 13 (13.40%) PHP
7 12 (12.37%) Groovy
7 12 (12.37%) Haskell
7 12 (12.37%) Scala
8 10 (10.31%) Shell Script
9 5 (5.15%) Bash Shell
10 2 (2.06%) C
10 2 (2.06%) Jython
10 2 (2.06%) Korn
10 2 (2.06%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.03%) C++
11 1 (1.03%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.03%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (15.46%) Security Cleared
2 11 (11.34%) SC Cleared
3 10 (10.31%) Cisco Certification
4 8 (8.25%) CISSP
5 6 (6.19%) CCIE
6 5 (5.15%) CCNP
6 5 (5.15%) RHCE
7 4 (4.12%) CCIE Security
7 4 (4.12%) RHCSA
8 3 (3.09%) Degree
8 3 (3.09%) JNCIA
8 3 (3.09%) JNCIP
8 3 (3.09%) JNCIS
9 2 (2.06%) CCNA
9 2 (2.06%) DV Cleared
9 2 (2.06%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.03%) CISA
10 1 (1.03%) ISEB
10 1 (1.03%) MCSE
10 1 (1.03%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.22%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.12%) HIPAA
2 4 (4.12%) JSP 440
2 4 (4.12%) QA
2 4 (4.12%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 20 (20.62%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (19.59%) Docker
3 11 (11.34%) KVM
3 11 (11.34%) Xen
4 10 (10.31%) Active Directory
5 3 (3.09%) Oracle RAC
5 3 (3.09%) XenApp
6 2 (2.06%) GFS2
6 2 (2.06%) OCFS2
6 2 (2.06%) vSphere
7 1 (1.03%) Hyper-V
7 1 (1.03%) Virtual Machines
7 1 (1.03%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (1.03%) XenServer
Systems Management
1 25 (25.77%) Puppet
2 23 (23.71%) Grafana
3 18 (18.56%) Opscode Chef
4 13 (13.40%) Ansible
5 12 (12.37%) Kibana
6 11 (11.34%) Kubernetes
6 11 (11.34%) logstash
7 4 (4.12%) Cobbler
8 2 (2.06%) Nexpose
8 2 (2.06%) SCCM
8 2 (2.06%) vRealize
9 1 (1.03%) Amdocs OSS
9 1 (1.03%) CA Wily
9 1 (1.03%) Cisco CUCM
9 1 (1.03%) Cisco Prime
9 1 (1.03%) Data Guard
9 1 (1.03%) FortiGate
9 1 (1.03%) McAfee ePO
9 1 (1.03%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (1.03%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 26 (26.80%) VMware
2 25 (25.77%) Cisco
3 20 (20.62%) Red Hat
4 19 (19.59%) Oracle
5 18 (18.56%) CheckPoint
6 14 (14.43%) Google
7 13 (13.40%) F5
8 12 (12.37%) Citrix
8 12 (12.37%) Palo Alto
8 12 (12.37%) Splunk
9 11 (11.34%) SaltStack
10 9 (9.28%) Blue Coat
10 9 (9.28%) Dell
10 9 (9.28%) Juniper
11 8 (8.25%) Extreme Networks
11 8 (8.25%) McAfee
11 8 (8.25%) Microsoft
11 8 (8.25%) webMethods
12 7 (7.22%) Adobe
13 4 (4.12%) IBM