Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 297 203 231
Rank change year-on-year -94 +28 +18
Contract jobs citing SSL 81 182 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.48% 1.09% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.77% 5.77% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 137 95
South East median daily rate £440 £409 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -3.76% +13.33%
10th Percentile £316 £307 £305
90th Percentile £613 £550 £577
England median daily rate £500 £438 £433
% change year-on-year +14.29% +1.16% +7.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 9
South East median hourly rate - - £39.00
England median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -9.72% -7.69% +40.54%

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 2927 3156 3506
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.39% 18.98% 18.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1579 1803 1880
South East median daily rate £390 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £185 £232 £225
90th Percentile £550 £530 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 157 217 240
South East median hourly rate £17.38 £25.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -31.86% +11.70% +26.83%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.75 £11.81
90th Percentile £46.07 £54.25 £47.83
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage 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

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 6 months to 21 November 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 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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 -25 28 £440 +27.91% 2
Thames Valley -43 26 £350 -6.67% 7
Berkshire -17 16 £380 +4.83% 2
Buckinghamshire -30 10 £325 -27.78% 2
East Sussex +8 8 £600 -
West Sussex -3 8 £600 +56.86% 1
M4 Corridor +9 5 - -
Surrey -46 3 £572 +30.74% 3
Middlesex -4 1 £545 +21.11%
Sussex - 1 - -
Kent - 1 - - 3
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 45 (55.56%) Linux
2 38 (46.91%) Firewall
3 33 (40.74%) Java
4 32 (39.51%) HTTP
5 30 (37.04%) SQL
6 28 (34.57%) Network Security
7 27 (33.33%) XML
8 26 (32.10%) Apache
8 26 (32.10%) TCP/IP
8 26 (32.10%) webMethods
9 25 (30.86%) Unix
10 24 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
10 24 (29.63%) Puppet
11 23 (28.40%) Git (software)
11 23 (28.40%) JBoss
11 23 (28.40%) Cisco
11 23 (28.40%) DevOps
12 22 (27.16%) DNS
13 20 (24.69%) MongoDB
13 20 (24.69%) JSON
13 20 (24.69%) Grafana
14 19 (23.46%) Docker
14 19 (23.46%) Internet
14 19 (23.46%) Citrix
14 19 (23.46%) JavaScript
15 18 (22.22%) HTML
15 18 (22.22%) CheckPoint
15 18 (22.22%) Load Balancing
16 17 (20.99%) Selenium
16 17 (20.99%) HTML5

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 (32.10%) Apache
2 23 (28.40%) JBoss
3 16 (19.75%) WebLogic
4 10 (12.35%) Tomcat
5 9 (11.11%) WebSphere
6 6 (7.41%) nginx
7 3 (3.70%) OpenStack
8 1 (1.23%) IIS
8 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
Cloud Services
1 6 (7.41%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (4.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (3.70%) Amazon EMR
3 3 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (3.70%) GitHub
3 3 (3.70%) Google Analytics
3 3 (3.70%) IaaS
3 3 (3.70%) PaaS
4 1 (1.23%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 38 (46.91%) Firewall
2 32 (39.51%) HTTP
3 28 (34.57%) Network Security
4 26 (32.10%) TCP/IP
5 22 (27.16%) DNS
6 19 (23.46%) Internet
7 17 (20.99%) NetScaler
8 15 (18.52%) DHCP
8 15 (18.52%) Wireless
9 14 (17.28%) IPsec
10 11 (13.58%) FTP
11 10 (12.35%) SMTP
11 10 (12.35%) VPN
12 7 (8.64%) WAN
13 6 (7.41%) Cisco ASA
13 6 (7.41%) Junos
14 5 (6.17%) LAN
14 5 (6.17%) MPLS
15 4 (4.94%) BGP
15 4 (4.94%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.69%) MongoDB
2 8 (9.88%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (8.64%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (7.41%) MySQL
4 6 (7.41%) NoSQL
5 4 (4.94%) SQL Server
6 3 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 3 (3.70%) Big Data
6 3 (3.70%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 3 (3.70%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database 12c
7 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 23 (28.40%) Git (software)
2 17 (20.99%) Eclipse
2 17 (20.99%) IntelliJ
2 17 (20.99%) Selenium
3 16 (19.75%) JUnit
4 6 (7.41%) Jenkins
5 3 (3.70%) Ant
5 3 (3.70%) Cucumber
5 3 (3.70%) Gatling
5 3 (3.70%) Grunt
5 3 (3.70%) gulp
5 3 (3.70%) Karma Test Runner
5 3 (3.70%) Sublime Text
6 1 (1.23%) Fiddler
6 1 (1.23%) JConsole
6 1 (1.23%) ReSharper
6 1 (1.23%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.23%) VisualVM
General
1 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
2 2 (2.47%) Finance
3 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.23%) Local Government
3 1 (1.23%) Publishing
3 1 (1.23%) Retail
Job Titles
1 22 (27.16%) Network Engineer
2 20 (24.69%) Developer
3 17 (20.99%) Scala Developer
4 13 (16.05%) Consultant
4 13 (16.05%) Java Developer
4 13 (16.05%) Java Scala Developer
5 12 (14.81%) HTML Developer
5 12 (14.81%) JavaScript Developer
6 8 (9.88%) Network Security Specialist
6 8 (9.88%) Network Specialist
6 8 (9.88%) Security Specialist
7 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Engineer
7 6 (7.41%) 3rd Line Network Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) Cloud Engineer
8 5 (6.17%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Linux Consultant
9 3 (3.70%) Linux Specialist
9 3 (3.70%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
9 3 (3.70%) Unix Consultant
9 3 (3.70%) Unix Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (33.33%) XML
2 20 (24.69%) JSON
3 18 (22.22%) HTML
4 17 (20.99%) CSS
4 17 (20.99%) HTML5
4 17 (20.99%) REST
4 17 (20.99%) SOAP
5 16 (19.75%) EJB
5 16 (19.75%) Hibernate
5 16 (19.75%) J2EE
5 16 (19.75%) J2SE
5 16 (19.75%) Play Framework
5 16 (19.75%) Spring
6 13 (16.05%) Regular Expression
7 10 (12.35%) EDI
8 9 (11.11%) cXML
8 9 (11.11%) ebXML
8 9 (11.11%) WebSphere MQ
8 9 (11.11%) XML Schema
9 6 (7.41%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.35%) DataPower
2 9 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (8.64%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.70%) Video on Demand
4 3 (3.70%) Virtual Team
5 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.47%) FMCG
5 2 (2.47%) Management Information System
6 1 (1.23%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.23%) Clustering
6 1 (1.23%) Driving Licence
6 1 (1.23%) Fat Client
6 1 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
6 1 (1.23%) Replication
6 1 (1.23%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 45 (55.56%) Linux
2 25 (30.86%) Unix
3 17 (20.99%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (17.28%) CentOS
5 7 (8.64%) Windows
6 6 (7.41%) AIX
7 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (3.70%) Ubuntu
9 2 (2.47%) Oracle Linux
9 2 (2.47%) SUSE
10 1 (1.23%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
10 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
10 1 (1.23%) Windows Server
10 1 (1.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (29.63%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (28.40%) DevOps
3 18 (22.22%) Load Balancing
4 17 (20.99%) Microservices
5 15 (18.52%) Configuration Management
6 13 (16.05%) Email Filtering
6 13 (16.05%) Kalman Filter
7 12 (14.81%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 11 (13.58%) High Availability
9 9 (11.11%) API Development
9 9 (11.11%) B2B
9 9 (11.11%) Customer Requirements
9 9 (11.11%) Data Security
9 9 (11.11%) EAI
10 7 (8.64%) Change Management
11 6 (7.41%) ITIL
11 6 (7.41%) Open Source
12 5 (6.17%) Continuous Improvement
12 5 (6.17%) Security Architecture
12 5 (6.17%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 33 (40.74%) Java
2 30 (37.04%) SQL
3 19 (23.46%) JavaScript
4 17 (20.99%) Scala
5 14 (17.28%) Python
6 10 (12.35%) Bash Shell
6 10 (12.35%) Perl
7 9 (11.11%) ActionScript
7 9 (11.11%) ActionScript 2.0
7 9 (11.11%) ActionScript 3.0
8 4 (4.94%) C#
8 4 (4.94%) Korn
8 4 (4.94%) PowerShell
9 3 (3.70%) C
9 3 (3.70%) C-shell
9 3 (3.70%) Groovy
9 3 (3.70%) Haskell
9 3 (3.70%) PHP
9 3 (3.70%) Ruby
10 2 (2.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 16 (19.75%) Security Cleared
2 12 (14.81%) CCNP
2 12 (14.81%) Cisco Certification
3 8 (9.88%) SC Cleared
4 7 (8.64%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.70%) CCNA
5 3 (3.70%) HNC
6 2 (2.47%) CCSE
6 2 (2.47%) CISSP
6 2 (2.47%) Degree
7 1 (1.23%) CCIE
7 1 (1.23%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (11.11%) RosettaNet
2 1 (1.23%) AS 2805
2 1 (1.23%) ISO 8583
2 1 (1.23%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 19 (23.46%) Docker
2 5 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (3.70%) KVM
3 3 (3.70%) Openswan
3 3 (3.70%) Xen
4 2 (2.47%) Hyper-V
4 2 (2.47%) NFS
4 2 (2.47%) pfSense
4 2 (2.47%) vSphere
5 1 (1.23%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.23%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (1.23%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.23%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (1.23%) XenApp
5 1 (1.23%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 24 (29.63%) Puppet
2 20 (24.69%) Grafana
3 17 (20.99%) Kibana
4 8 (9.88%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (9.88%) QRadar
5 6 (7.41%) Ansible
6 3 (3.70%) Ganglia
6 3 (3.70%) Graphite
6 3 (3.70%) Kubernetes
6 3 (3.70%) logstash
6 3 (3.70%) Nagios
6 3 (3.70%) StatsD
7 2 (2.47%) Cobbler
7 2 (2.47%) MIMEsweeper
7 2 (2.47%) SCCM
8 1 (1.23%) Data Guard
8 1 (1.23%) EdgeSight
8 1 (1.23%) McAfee ePO
8 1 (1.23%) NSN NetAct
8 1 (1.23%) SCOM
Vendors
1 26 (32.10%) webMethods
2 23 (28.40%) Cisco
3 19 (23.46%) Citrix
4 18 (22.22%) CheckPoint
5 15 (18.52%) Extreme Networks
6 13 (16.05%) Juniper
7 12 (14.81%) Dell
7 12 (14.81%) Oracle
7 12 (14.81%) VMware
8 10 (12.35%) IBM
9 9 (11.11%) Red Hat
9 9 (11.11%) Splunk
10 8 (9.88%) BT
11 4 (4.94%) Arista
11 4 (4.94%) Blue Coat
11 4 (4.94%) F5
11 4 (4.94%) Palo Alto
12 3 (3.70%) SaltStack
12 3 (3.70%) SolarWinds
12 3 (3.70%) Vyatta