Period
to 9 December 2019

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 9 December 2019 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
9 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 273 271 285
Rank change year-on-year -2 +14 -78
Contract jobs citing SSL 55 119 89
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.42% 0.71% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.33% 4.32% 3.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 70 59
South East median daily rate £425 £425 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.41% +10.00%
10th Percentile £359 £290 £319
90th Percentile £600 £625 £613
England median daily rate £475 £475 £500
% change year-on-year - -5.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £35.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -28.93% - -
England median hourly rate £25.12 £29.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year -13.38% -10.77% -9.72%

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 2,362 2,757 2,895
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.17% 16.34% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,248 1,479 1,562
South East median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.53%
10th Percentile £190 £208 £170
90th Percentile £550 £575 £550
England median daily rate £415 £425 £403
% change year-on-year -2.35% +5.59% +0.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 155 120 153
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £22.63 £16.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +54.70% +35.07% -33.00%
10th Percentile £13.45 £12.75 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.50 £48.05 £43.75
England median hourly rate £24.25 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +21.25% +6.95% -16.89%

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

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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

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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 9 December 2019.

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

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Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in the South East over the 6 months to 9 December 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 9 December 2019. 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 +19 26 £400 -15.79% 6
Thames Valley -2 15 £450 +9.76% 12
West Sussex +8 13 £475 -11.94% 3
Berkshire -1 11 £525 +61.54% 10
Oxfordshire - 3 £450 - 2
East Sussex +11 2 - -
Buckinghamshire +7 1 - -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 9 December 2019, 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 27 (49.09%) Windows
2 23 (41.82%) Linux
2 23 (41.82%) Firewall
3 22 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 18 (32.73%) Java
4 18 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
5 17 (30.91%) DNS
5 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
5 17 (30.91%) Python
5 17 (30.91%) HTTP
5 17 (30.91%) Microservices
6 16 (29.09%) Docker
6 16 (29.09%) SQL
6 16 (29.09%) Apache
6 16 (29.09%) REST
7 15 (27.27%) Test Automation
7 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
7 15 (27.27%) Analytics
8 14 (25.45%) Jenkins
8 14 (25.45%) Git (software)
8 14 (25.45%) Open Source
8 14 (25.45%) Google
8 14 (25.45%) JSON
9 13 (23.64%) Selenium
9 13 (23.64%) Node.js
9 13 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (23.64%) CSS
9 13 (23.64%) Cisco
9 13 (23.64%) Kibana
10 12 (21.82%) DevOps

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 16 (29.09%) Apache
2 10 (18.18%) Tomcat
2 10 (18.18%) WebLogic
3 9 (16.36%) JBoss
3 9 (16.36%) nginx
4 3 (5.45%) IIS
5 2 (3.64%) Apache Solr
5 2 (3.64%) Apache Spark
5 2 (3.64%) CMS
5 2 (3.64%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (3.64%) GlassFish
5 2 (3.64%) Headless CMS
6 1 (1.82%) Confluence
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.82%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (14.55%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 12 (21.82%) GitHub
1 12 (21.82%) Google Analytics
2 10 (18.18%) Azure
3 7 (12.73%) AWS
4 2 (3.64%) AWS Lambda
4 2 (3.64%) iTunes
4 2 (3.64%) SaaS
4 2 (3.64%) Serverless
4 2 (3.64%) TestFlight
5 1 (1.82%) Apple Pay
5 1 (1.82%) Google Drive
5 1 (1.82%) Google Pay
5 1 (1.82%) npm
5 1 (1.82%) Slack
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 1 (1.82%) WeChat
Communications & Networking
1 23 (41.82%) Firewall
2 22 (40.00%) TCP/IP
3 17 (30.91%) DNS
3 17 (30.91%) HTTP
4 12 (21.82%) VPN
5 9 (16.36%) BGP
5 9 (16.36%) DHCP
5 9 (16.36%) IPsec
5 9 (16.36%) VLAN
6 7 (12.73%) MPLS
6 7 (12.73%) Multicast
6 7 (12.73%) NetScaler
6 7 (12.73%) WAN
6 7 (12.73%) Wireless
7 4 (7.27%) Internet
7 4 (7.27%) Kerberos
7 4 (7.27%) LAN
7 4 (7.27%) SNMP
7 4 (7.27%) VoIP
8 3 (5.45%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (21.82%) NoSQL
2 11 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 5 (9.09%) SQL Server
4 4 (7.27%) Apache Hive
4 4 (7.27%) Big Data
4 4 (7.27%) Hadoop
4 4 (7.27%) InfluxDB
4 4 (7.27%) OpenTSDB
4 4 (7.27%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (7.27%) Sqoop
5 3 (5.45%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (3.64%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.64%) Data Lake
6 2 (3.64%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.64%) HBase
6 2 (3.64%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.82%) MySQL
7 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.82%) Redis
Development Applications
1 14 (25.45%) Git (software)
1 14 (25.45%) Jenkins
2 13 (23.64%) Selenium
3 12 (21.82%) Cucumber
3 12 (21.82%) Gatling
3 12 (21.82%) JUnit
4 8 (14.55%) Ant
4 8 (14.55%) Eclipse
4 8 (14.55%) Grunt
4 8 (14.55%) gulp
4 8 (14.55%) IntelliJ
4 8 (14.55%) Karma Test Runner
4 8 (14.55%) Sublime Text
5 2 (3.64%) CocoaPods
5 2 (3.64%) fastlane
5 2 (3.64%) kappa
5 2 (3.64%) Maven
5 2 (3.64%) TeamCity
5 2 (3.64%) Xcode
6 1 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 3 (5.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.64%) Back Office
2 2 (3.64%) Military
2 2 (3.64%) Public Sector
3 1 (1.82%) Automotive
3 1 (1.82%) Finance
3 1 (1.82%) Mandarin Language
3 1 (1.82%) Police
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) Developer
2 10 (18.18%) Network Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Scala Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Data Engineer
5 4 (7.27%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 3 (5.45%) IT Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) IT Infrastructure Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) DevOps Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Environment Manager
7 2 (3.64%) HTML Developer
7 2 (3.64%) iOS Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Java Developer
7 2 (3.64%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Network Manager
7 2 (3.64%) Network Support
7 2 (3.64%) Network Support Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Node.js Developer
7 2 (3.64%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (29.09%) REST
2 14 (25.45%) JSON
3 13 (23.64%) CSS
3 13 (23.64%) Node.js
4 12 (21.82%) Gherkin
4 12 (21.82%) HTML
4 12 (21.82%) Play Framework
4 12 (21.82%) XML
5 11 (20.00%) HTML5
6 10 (18.18%) Spring
7 9 (16.36%) AngularJS
8 8 (14.55%) J2EE
8 8 (14.55%) jQuery
8 8 (14.55%) Servlets
8 8 (14.55%) SOAP
9 7 (12.73%) EJB
9 7 (12.73%) Hibernate
9 7 (12.73%) J2SE
10 4 (7.27%) Kafka
10 4 (7.27%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) PKI
2 7 (12.73%) Fat Client
2 7 (12.73%) Thin Client
3 5 (9.09%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (9.09%) Clustering
4 4 (7.27%) Data Centre
5 3 (5.45%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.82%) AS400
7 1 (1.82%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.82%) Cyberthreat
7 1 (1.82%) DataPower
7 1 (1.82%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.82%) Mainframe
7 1 (1.82%) Replication
7 1 (1.82%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 27 (49.09%) Windows
2 23 (41.82%) Linux
3 9 (16.36%) Ubuntu
3 9 (16.36%) Unix
4 4 (7.27%) Solaris
5 3 (5.45%) Check Point GAiA
5 3 (5.45%) Windows 10
5 3 (5.45%) Windows Server
6 2 (3.64%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.64%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (3.64%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 2 (3.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.82%) HPUX
7 1 (1.82%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.82%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (32.73%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (30.91%) Microservices
3 15 (27.27%) Analytics
3 15 (27.27%) Test Automation
4 14 (25.45%) Open Source
5 13 (23.64%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (21.82%) Configuration Management
6 12 (21.82%) DevOps
6 12 (21.82%) Lean Software Development
7 9 (16.36%) ITIL
7 9 (16.36%) Kalman Filter
7 9 (16.36%) Mentoring
8 8 (14.55%) Problem-Solving
9 7 (12.73%) Continuous Improvement
9 7 (12.73%) Infrastructure Engineering
9 7 (12.73%) Web Filtering
10 6 (10.91%) Migration
10 6 (10.91%) Web Development
11 5 (9.09%) Capacity Planning
11 5 (9.09%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 18 (32.73%) Java
2 17 (30.91%) Python
3 16 (29.09%) SQL
4 15 (27.27%) JavaScript
5 12 (21.82%) Scala
6 11 (20.00%) C#
6 11 (20.00%) Perl
7 9 (16.36%) Ruby
8 8 (14.55%) Groovy
8 8 (14.55%) Haskell
9 3 (5.45%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.64%) Apple Swift
10 2 (3.64%) Objective-C
10 2 (3.64%) R
10 2 (3.64%) VB.NET
11 1 (1.82%) C++
11 1 (1.82%) COBOL
11 1 (1.82%) Go
11 1 (1.82%) Java 8
11 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (12.73%) Cisco Certification
1 7 (12.73%) Security Cleared
2 6 (10.91%) CCNP
2 6 (10.91%) SC Cleared
3 5 (9.09%) Degree
4 3 (5.45%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (5.45%) Master's Degree
5 2 (3.64%) TOGAF Certification
6 1 (1.82%) CCNA
6 1 (1.82%) CCSE
6 1 (1.82%) CISA
6 1 (1.82%) Citrix Certification
6 1 (1.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.82%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.82%) GIAC
6 1 (1.82%) ISEB
6 1 (1.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 1 (1.82%) Numerate Degree
6 1 (1.82%) OSCE
6 1 (1.82%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.27%) WCAG
2 3 (5.45%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.82%) NIST
3 1 (1.82%) QA
3 1 (1.82%) SEPA
3 1 (1.82%) SLA
System Software
1 16 (29.09%) Docker
2 8 (14.55%) Active Directory
3 7 (12.73%) DFS Replication
3 7 (12.73%) XenApp
3 7 (12.73%) XenDesktop
4 4 (7.27%) Apache Flume
4 4 (7.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 4 (7.27%) Citrix Hypervisor
4 4 (7.27%) Hyper-V
5 1 (1.82%) NFS
5 1 (1.82%) Postfix
5 1 (1.82%) Sendmail
5 1 (1.82%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (1.82%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 13 (23.64%) Kibana
2 12 (21.82%) Grafana
2 12 (21.82%) Puppet
3 8 (14.55%) Kubernetes
4 7 (12.73%) SCCM
5 5 (9.09%) Opscode Chef
6 4 (7.27%) Ansible
6 4 (7.27%) Consul
6 4 (7.27%) Mesos
6 4 (7.27%) Prometheus
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (3.64%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (3.64%) HAProxy
8 1 (1.82%) FortiGate
8 1 (1.82%) HP ALM
8 1 (1.82%) HP Fortify
8 1 (1.82%) logstash
8 1 (1.82%) Nagios
8 1 (1.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 1 (1.82%) yum
Vendors
1 17 (30.91%) Microsoft
2 14 (25.45%) Google
3 13 (23.64%) Cisco
4 8 (14.55%) Citrix
5 7 (12.73%) Adobe
5 7 (12.73%) CheckPoint
5 7 (12.73%) Juniper
5 7 (12.73%) webMethods
6 5 (9.09%) HP
6 5 (9.09%) Oracle
7 4 (7.27%) Aruba
7 4 (7.27%) Splunk
8 3 (5.45%) Dell
8 3 (5.45%) F5
8 3 (5.45%) IBM
9 2 (3.64%) BEA
9 2 (3.64%) Blue Coat
9 2 (3.64%) IronPort
9 2 (3.64%) Red Hat
9 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds