Period
to 21 September 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 21 September 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
21 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 283 262 307
Rank change year-on-year -21 +45 -105
Contract jobs citing SSL 74 113 63
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 0.52% 0.68% 0.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.87% 4.35% 2.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 61 45
South East median daily rate £450 £425 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% -12.95% +14.88%
10th Percentile £323 £285 £332
90th Percentile £630 £539 £560
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 2 0
South East median hourly rate £25.12 £37.35 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.74% - -
England median hourly rate £25.12 £26.00 £23.20
% change year-on-year -3.38% +12.06% -35.55%

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 2,582 2,597 2,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 18.01% 15.70% 17.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,496 1,374 1,546
South East median daily rate £413 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.36% +2.75% +3.23%
10th Percentile £210 £203 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
% change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 132 132 162
South East median hourly rate £35.00 £23.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +52.17% +31.43% -30.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.78 £12.00
90th Percentile £82.13 £55.00 £47.20
England median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.10
% change year-on-year +25.60% +10.50% -25.51%

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 September 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

SSL
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 21 September 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 21 September 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
Thames Valley +6 30 £450 +5.88% 4
Hampshire +18 25 £475 - 1
Berkshire -5 25 £450 +21.21% 1
Surrey +25 10 £625 +58.23% 1
West Sussex +3 9 £475 -11.94% 5
Oxfordshire +22 3 £450 +5.88% 2
Buckinghamshire +10 2 £300 -29.99% 1
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 21 September 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 40 (54.05%) Linux
2 31 (41.89%) Cisco
3 30 (40.54%) Windows
4 28 (37.84%) DNS
5 26 (35.14%) Firewall
6 25 (33.78%) Apache
7 24 (32.43%) TCP/IP
8 22 (29.73%) Docker
8 22 (29.73%) DevOps
9 21 (28.38%) Git (software)
10 20 (27.03%) HTTP
11 19 (25.68%) SQL
12 18 (24.32%) VPN
12 18 (24.32%) Python
12 18 (24.32%) Configuration Management
12 18 (24.32%) Disaster Recovery
13 17 (22.97%) IBM
13 17 (22.97%) Java
13 17 (22.97%) Puppet
13 17 (22.97%) Continuous Integration
14 16 (21.62%) IronPort
14 16 (21.62%) LDAP
14 16 (21.62%) Microservices
14 16 (21.62%) Jenkins
15 15 (20.27%) SMTP
15 15 (20.27%) Perl
15 15 (20.27%) ITIL
15 15 (20.27%) Unix
16 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
16 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development

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 25 (33.78%) Apache
2 13 (17.57%) nginx
2 13 (17.57%) Tomcat
3 11 (14.86%) IBM Domino
3 11 (14.86%) MS Exchange
3 11 (14.86%) WebLogic
4 9 (12.16%) JBoss
5 6 (8.11%) IIS
6 5 (6.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (5.41%) GlassFish
8 2 (2.70%) Apache Spark
9 1 (1.35%) Elasticsearch
9 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (14.86%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (4.05%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (1.35%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 11 (14.86%) AWS
2 10 (13.51%) Azure
2 10 (13.51%) G Suite
3 7 (9.46%) GitHub
3 7 (9.46%) Google Analytics
4 3 (4.05%) OpenShift
5 2 (2.70%) Amazon SQS
5 2 (2.70%) TestFlight
6 1 (1.35%) Google Drive
6 1 (1.35%) Office 365
6 1 (1.35%) Serverless
6 1 (1.35%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 28 (37.84%) DNS
2 26 (35.14%) Firewall
3 24 (32.43%) TCP/IP
4 20 (27.03%) HTTP
5 18 (24.32%) VPN
6 15 (20.27%) SMTP
7 13 (17.57%) DKIM
7 13 (17.57%) DMARC
7 13 (17.57%) Network Security
8 12 (16.22%) IPsec
9 8 (10.81%) MPLS
9 8 (10.81%) Multicast
9 8 (10.81%) WAN
10 7 (9.46%) BGP
10 7 (9.46%) Wireless
11 6 (8.11%) Cisco ISE
11 6 (8.11%) DHCP
11 6 (8.11%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 5 (6.76%) NAS
12 5 (6.76%) Sourcefire
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.16%) MongoDB
1 9 (12.16%) NoSQL
2 7 (9.46%) SQL Server
3 5 (6.76%) Relational Database
4 4 (5.41%) Apache Hive
4 4 (5.41%) Big Data
4 4 (5.41%) Hadoop
4 4 (5.41%) InfluxDB
4 4 (5.41%) OpenTSDB
4 4 (5.41%) Oracle Database
4 4 (5.41%) SQL Server 2016
4 4 (5.41%) Sqoop
5 3 (4.05%) SQL Server 2017
6 2 (2.70%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.70%) HBase
6 2 (2.70%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.35%) MySQL
7 1 (1.35%) Redis
7 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 21 (28.38%) Git (software)
2 16 (21.62%) Jenkins
3 9 (12.16%) Gatling
3 9 (12.16%) gulp
4 7 (9.46%) Ant
4 7 (9.46%) Cucumber
4 7 (9.46%) Grunt
4 7 (9.46%) IntelliJ
4 7 (9.46%) JUnit
4 7 (9.46%) Karma Test Runner
4 7 (9.46%) Selenium
4 7 (9.46%) Sublime Text
5 6 (8.11%) Eclipse
6 3 (4.05%) Artifactory
7 2 (2.70%) Geb
7 2 (2.70%) Gradle
7 2 (2.70%) Spock
7 2 (2.70%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.70%) Visual Studio Team System
7 2 (2.70%) Xcode
General
1 9 (12.16%) Finance
2 7 (9.46%) Retail
2 7 (9.46%) Telecoms
3 3 (4.05%) Automotive
4 2 (2.70%) Military
5 1 (1.35%) Police
5 1 (1.35%) Public Sector
Job Titles
1 23 (31.08%) Network Engineer
2 13 (17.57%) Developer
3 9 (12.16%) Cisco Engineer
4 8 (10.81%) Security Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 7 (9.46%) Cisco Security Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Lead DevOps
6 5 (6.76%) Network Security Engineer
6 5 (6.76%) Scala Developer
6 5 (6.76%) Team Leader
7 4 (5.41%) Cisco Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) Cisco Security Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) Consultant
7 4 (5.41%) Data Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) DevOps Manager
7 4 (5.41%) Environment Manager
7 4 (5.41%) Middleware Engineer
7 4 (5.41%) Security Consultant
8 3 (4.05%) Java Developer
9 2 (2.70%) Network Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (21.62%) LDAP
2 13 (17.57%) Regular Expression
3 12 (16.22%) REST
4 10 (13.51%) HTML
4 10 (13.51%) HTML5
5 9 (12.16%) CSS
5 9 (12.16%) Node.js
5 9 (12.16%) Spring
6 8 (10.81%) JSON
6 8 (10.81%) SOAP
7 7 (9.46%) AngularJS
7 7 (9.46%) Gherkin
7 7 (9.46%) J2EE
7 7 (9.46%) jQuery
7 7 (9.46%) Play Framework
7 7 (9.46%) Servlets
7 7 (9.46%) XML
8 6 (8.11%) EJB
8 6 (8.11%) Hibernate
8 6 (8.11%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.16%) Data Centre
2 6 (8.11%) Management Information System
3 5 (6.76%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (6.76%) Clustering
4 4 (5.41%) N-Tier
5 3 (4.05%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (2.70%) DataPower
6 2 (2.70%) PKI
6 2 (2.70%) Replication
7 1 (1.35%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 40 (54.05%) Linux
2 30 (40.54%) Windows
3 15 (20.27%) Unix
4 8 (10.81%) Ubuntu
5 7 (9.46%) Windows Server
6 5 (6.76%) AIX
6 5 (6.76%) Solaris
7 4 (5.41%) Check Point GAiA
7 4 (5.41%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 4 (5.41%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (4.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (4.05%) Windows 10
9 2 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (29.73%) DevOps
2 18 (24.32%) Configuration Management
2 18 (24.32%) Disaster Recovery
3 17 (22.97%) Continuous Integration
4 16 (21.62%) Microservices
5 15 (20.27%) ITIL
6 14 (18.92%) Agile Software Development
6 14 (18.92%) Kalman Filter
7 13 (17.57%) Security Patching
8 12 (16.22%) Analytics
9 9 (12.16%) Lean Software Development
9 9 (12.16%) Open Source
9 9 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
10 8 (10.81%) Mentoring
10 8 (10.81%) Performance Tuning
11 7 (9.46%) Capacity Planning
11 7 (9.46%) Coaching
11 7 (9.46%) Continuous Delivery
11 7 (9.46%) SIEM
11 7 (9.46%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 19 (25.68%) SQL
2 18 (24.32%) Python
3 17 (22.97%) Java
4 15 (20.27%) Perl
5 11 (14.86%) JavaScript
6 9 (12.16%) C#
7 7 (9.46%) Groovy
7 7 (9.46%) Haskell
7 7 (9.46%) Ruby
7 7 (9.46%) Scala
8 6 (8.11%) Shell Script
9 5 (6.76%) PL/SQL
10 4 (5.41%) Bash Shell
10 4 (5.41%) ES6
10 4 (5.41%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.70%) Apple Swift
11 2 (2.70%) Java 8
11 2 (2.70%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.70%) R
11 2 (2.70%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 10 (13.51%) Cisco Certification
1 10 (13.51%) Security Cleared
2 8 (10.81%) SC Cleared
3 7 (9.46%) CCNP
4 5 (6.76%) Degree
4 5 (6.76%) ITIL Certification
5 4 (5.41%) TOGAF Certification
6 3 (4.05%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (4.05%) CCNA
6 3 (4.05%) Master's Degree
6 3 (4.05%) Microsoft Certification
6 3 (4.05%) RHCSA
7 2 (2.70%) CCIE
7 2 (2.70%) CCSE
7 2 (2.70%) Citrix Certification
7 2 (2.70%) MCSE
8 1 (1.35%) CISSP
8 1 (1.35%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.35%) MCSA
8 1 (1.35%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.41%) PCI DSS
2 3 (4.05%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 22 (29.73%) Docker
2 5 (6.76%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.41%) Apache Flume
3 4 (5.41%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (2.70%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (1.35%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (1.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (22.97%) Puppet
2 11 (14.86%) Ansible
2 11 (14.86%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (13.51%) Kubernetes
4 7 (9.46%) Grafana
4 7 (9.46%) Kibana
5 5 (6.76%) FortiGate
6 4 (5.41%) Consul
6 4 (5.41%) HAProxy
6 4 (5.41%) Mesos
6 4 (5.41%) Opsview
6 4 (5.41%) Prometheus
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (2.70%) Cisco UCCX
7 2 (2.70%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (2.70%) Terraform
8 1 (1.35%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 1 (1.35%) SCCM
8 1 (1.35%) SCOM
8 1 (1.35%) WSUS
Vendors
1 31 (41.89%) Cisco
2 17 (22.97%) IBM
3 16 (21.62%) IronPort
4 14 (18.92%) Microsoft
5 10 (13.51%) Oracle
6 9 (12.16%) CheckPoint
6 9 (12.16%) Juniper
7 8 (10.81%) Google
7 8 (10.81%) Red Hat
8 7 (9.46%) Adobe
9 6 (8.11%) F5
9 6 (8.11%) webMethods
10 5 (6.76%) HP
11 4 (5.41%) Aruba
11 4 (5.41%) Atlassian
11 4 (5.41%) BEA
11 4 (5.41%) Splunk
12 3 (4.05%) Extreme Networks
12 3 (4.05%) VMware
13 2 (2.70%) Blue Coat