Period
to 21 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South West 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 July 2018 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 West
6 months to
21 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 183 177 169
Rank change year-on-year -6 -8 +14
Contract jobs citing SSL 16 25 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.30% 0.45% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.04% 2.77% 4.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 22 30
South West median daily rate £460 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.64% +21.88% -11.11%
10th Percentile £246 £348 £307
90th Percentile £581 £598 £648
England median daily rate £500 £500 £425
% change year-on-year - +17.65% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £30.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year -3.33% -18.92% -5.13%

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 West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 784 903 1,019
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.63% 16.30% 16.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 552 629
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +2.07% +0.69%
10th Percentile £208 £200 £225
90th Percentile £538 £530 £525
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 80 69 86
South West median hourly rate £41.77 £40.00 £34.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.41% +15.11% +70.41%
10th Percentile £16.18 £12.58 £11.49
90th Percentile £49.13 £54.50 £46.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.69 £25.00
% change year-on-year +7.01% -25.24% +21.95%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the South West.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in the South West

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in the South West

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in the South West over the 6 months to 21 July 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in the South West

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in the South West

SSL
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 6 months to 21 July 2018. 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
Wiltshire +5 4 £525 +43.84% 1
Bristol -4 3 - - 3
Dorset -4 3 £230 -48.89% 1
Devon +6 2 - - 1
Somerset +9 1 £445 +18.67%
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 21 July 2018, 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 West region with a requirement for SSL.

1 9 (56.25%) DNS
1 9 (56.25%) Load Balancing
2 7 (43.75%) Linux
3 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 6 (37.50%) Cisco
3 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
3 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
3 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 6 (37.50%) VMware
4 5 (31.25%) Apache
5 4 (25.00%) VPN
5 4 (25.00%) HP
5 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (25.00%) Office 365
5 4 (25.00%) DevOps
5 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
6 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
6 3 (18.75%) Skype
6 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
6 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (18.75%) Sonus
6 3 (18.75%) Big Data
6 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
6 3 (18.75%) XenApp
6 3 (18.75%) Veeam
6 3 (18.75%) Network Security
6 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
6 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
6 3 (18.75%) F5

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South West 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 5 (31.25%) Apache
2 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 3 (18.75%) SharePoint
2 3 (18.75%) Skype for Business
2 3 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 2 (12.50%) Apache Spark
3 2 (12.50%) nginx
4 1 (6.25%) Jetty
4 1 (6.25%) Mongrel
4 1 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 1 (6.25%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 4 (25.00%) Office 365
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (6.25%) Google App Engine
2 1 (6.25%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (6.25%) OpenShift
2 1 (6.25%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (56.25%) DNS
2 6 (37.50%) Firewall
3 4 (25.00%) VPN
4 3 (18.75%) HTTP
4 3 (18.75%) Kerberos
4 3 (18.75%) Network Security
4 3 (18.75%) SAN
4 3 (18.75%) Skype
5 2 (12.50%) DHCP
5 2 (12.50%) IPsec
5 2 (12.50%) LAN
5 2 (12.50%) TCP/IP
5 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications
5 2 (12.50%) WAN
5 2 (12.50%) Wireless
6 1 (6.25%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (6.25%) FTP
6 1 (6.25%) SSH
6 1 (6.25%) VoIP
6 1 (6.25%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) Big Data
1 3 (18.75%) Hadoop
2 2 (12.50%) Apache Hive
2 2 (12.50%) HBase
2 2 (12.50%) MySQL
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (12.50%) Git (software)
1 2 (12.50%) Jenkins
1 2 (12.50%) JMeter
1 2 (12.50%) LoadRunner
1 2 (12.50%) WebPagetest
2 1 (6.25%) GitLab
2 1 (6.25%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (18.75%) Banking
1 3 (18.75%) Finance
2 2 (12.50%) Back Office
2 2 (12.50%) Front Office
3 1 (6.25%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (25.00%) Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Hadoop Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Lead DevOps
2 2 (12.50%) Lead DevOps Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Linux Administrator
2 2 (12.50%) Lync Consultant
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Engineer
2 2 (12.50%) Unified Communications Consultant
3 1 (6.25%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Banking Infrastructure Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Network Architect
3 1 (6.25%) Network Designer
3 1 (6.25%) Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Project Manager
3 1 (6.25%) Unified Communications Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (12.50%) Ajax
1 2 (12.50%) CSS
1 2 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (6.25%) .NET
2 1 (6.25%) J2EE
2 1 (6.25%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (12.50%) Data Centre
1 2 (12.50%) Data Structures
1 2 (12.50%) Replication
1 2 (12.50%) User Experience
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.25%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 7 (43.75%) Linux
2 6 (37.50%) Windows
3 4 (25.00%) Windows Server
4 3 (18.75%) Unix
5 2 (12.50%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 1 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (6.25%) SUSE
6 1 (6.25%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Load Balancing
2 4 (25.00%) DevOps
3 3 (18.75%) Continuous Improvement
3 3 (18.75%) Mentoring
3 3 (18.75%) Migration
4 2 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (12.50%) Decision-Making
4 2 (12.50%) ETL
4 2 (12.50%) IT Strategy
4 2 (12.50%) ITIL
4 2 (12.50%) Load Testing
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Analysis
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Engineering
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (12.50%) Performance Testing
4 2 (12.50%) SDLC
5 1 (6.25%) B2B
5 1 (6.25%) BCP
5 1 (6.25%) Configuration Management
5 1 (6.25%) Security Hardening
Programming Languages
1 3 (18.75%) Python
2 2 (12.50%) Bash Shell
2 2 (12.50%) JavaScript
2 2 (12.50%) Perl
2 2 (12.50%) Shell Script
3 1 (6.25%) Java
3 1 (6.25%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (25.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 3 (18.75%) MCITP
2 3 (18.75%) MCSA
2 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (6.25%) CCDP
3 1 (6.25%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (6.25%) CISSP
3 1 (6.25%) CREST Certified
3 1 (6.25%) Degree
3 1 (6.25%) HND
3 1 (6.25%) MCP
3 1 (6.25%) MCSE
3 1 (6.25%) OSCP
3 1 (6.25%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) GDPR
1 1 (6.25%) PCI DSS
1 1 (6.25%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Active Directory
2 4 (25.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (18.75%) Hyper-V
3 3 (18.75%) XenApp
4 2 (12.50%) Docker
4 2 (12.50%) HDFS
5 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Virtual Server
5 1 (6.25%) Virtual Servers
5 1 (6.25%) vSphere
5 1 (6.25%) Xen
5 1 (6.25%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 3 (18.75%) Backup Exec
1 3 (18.75%) Nagios
2 2 (12.50%) Ambari
2 2 (12.50%) Ansible
2 2 (12.50%) Hadoop YARN
2 2 (12.50%) Opsview
2 2 (12.50%) Puppet
3 1 (6.25%) FreeIPA
3 1 (6.25%) Kubernetes
3 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Intune
3 1 (6.25%) SCCM
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Cisco
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
1 6 (37.50%) VMware
2 4 (25.00%) HP
3 3 (18.75%) Avaya
3 3 (18.75%) Citrix
3 3 (18.75%) Dell
3 3 (18.75%) F5
3 3 (18.75%) IBM
3 3 (18.75%) Sonus
3 3 (18.75%) Veeam
4 2 (12.50%) AppDynamics
4 2 (12.50%) Hortonworks
4 2 (12.50%) Informatica
4 2 (12.50%) Oracle
4 2 (12.50%) Teradata
5 1 (6.25%) CheckPoint
5 1 (6.25%) Intel
5 1 (6.25%) Red Hat
5 1 (6.25%) Symantec