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 3 months to 27 April 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 West
3 months to
27 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 119 126 131
Rank change year-on-year +7 +5  
Contract jobs citing SSL 9 14 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.47% 0.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.98% 2.91% 2.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 5
Median daily rate £455 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.75% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £211 £340
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £505 £478
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £400 £338
% change year-on-year +22.06% +18.51%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £38.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year -36.97% +49.01%  

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 West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
South West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 455 481 377
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South West 17.33% 16.19% 11.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 274 315 186
Median daily rate £350 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.44% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £230 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £438 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £363 £341
% change year-on-year +6.89% +6.38%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 31 31
Median hourly rate £47.50 £35.50 £21.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +33.80% +68.30%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.28 £12.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.25 £47.50 £41.18
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £31.25 £30.00
% change year-on-year -20.00% +4.16%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South West 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 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 3 months to 27 April 2017.

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 3 months to 27 April 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
Wiltshire 0 4 £365 -8.75%
Bristol +1 2 £500 - 5
Somerset - 1 £375 - 1
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 27 April 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 West region with a requirement for SSL.

1 15 (57.69%) TCP/IP
2 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
3 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
3 13 (50.00%) DNS
3 13 (50.00%) Linux
4 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
4 11 (42.31%) Amazon AWS
4 11 (42.31%) DevOps
5 10 (38.46%) VPN
5 10 (38.46%) Firewall
5 10 (38.46%) IPsec
5 10 (38.46%) Wireless
6 9 (34.62%) Network Security
6 9 (34.62%) HTTP
6 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
6 9 (34.62%) SIEM
7 8 (30.77%) Open Source
7 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
7 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
7 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
7 8 (30.77%) Juniper
7 8 (30.77%) WAN
7 8 (30.77%) LAN
7 8 (30.77%) J2EE
7 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
7 8 (30.77%) WebSphere
7 8 (30.77%) VMware
8 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration

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 8 (30.77%) WebSphere
2 7 (26.92%) Apache
2 7 (26.92%) IIS
2 7 (26.92%) Jetty
2 7 (26.92%) Mongrel
2 7 (26.92%) nginx
2 7 (26.92%) Tomcat
3 6 (23.08%) JBoss
4 1 (3.85%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere Application Server
Business Applications
1 1 (3.85%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
1 1 (3.85%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 11 (42.31%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (23.08%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (23.08%) Google App Engine
2 6 (23.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (7.69%) PaaS
3 2 (7.69%) SaaS
4 1 (3.85%) IaaS
4 1 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (57.69%) TCP/IP
2 13 (50.00%) DNS
3 10 (38.46%) Firewall
3 10 (38.46%) IPsec
3 10 (38.46%) VPN
3 10 (38.46%) Wireless
4 9 (34.62%) HTTP
4 9 (34.62%) Network Security
5 8 (30.77%) LAN
5 8 (30.77%) WAN
6 7 (26.92%) DHCP
7 6 (23.08%) FTP
8 5 (19.23%) NetScaler
9 4 (15.38%) LDAP
10 3 (11.54%) BGP
10 3 (11.54%) OSPF
11 2 (7.69%) Cisco Nexus
11 2 (7.69%) MPLS
12 1 (3.85%) Cisco ISE
12 1 (3.85%) Software-Defined Networking
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.85%) DB2
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) Jenkins
2 7 (26.92%) Travis CI
3 1 (3.85%) Ant
3 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (3.85%) Git (software)
3 1 (3.85%) Grunt
3 1 (3.85%) Jasmine
3 1 (3.85%) Mercurial
3 1 (3.85%) Protractor
General
1 1 (3.85%) Aerospace
1 1 (3.85%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (26.92%) Architect
2 5 (19.23%) Security Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Information Security Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Network Engineer
3 4 (15.38%) Security Architect
4 3 (11.54%) Technical Architect
5 2 (7.69%) Consultant
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Information Security Engineer
5 2 (7.69%) Senior Security Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Cisco Network Analyst
6 1 (3.85%) Firewall Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
6 1 (3.85%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (3.85%) Technical Implementation Consultant
6 1 (3.85%) UI Developer
6 1 (3.85%) UX Developer
6 1 (3.85%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (30.77%) J2EE
2 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 7 (26.92%) Servlets
3 2 (7.69%) 802.1X
3 2 (7.69%) CSS
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) Middleware
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Fusion
4 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.85%) CSS3
4 1 (3.85%) HTML5
4 1 (3.85%) JSON
4 1 (3.85%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (3.85%) React
4 1 (3.85%) REST
4 1 (3.85%) Sass
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
4 1 (3.85%) WebSphere MQ
4 1 (3.85%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (15.38%) PKI
2 3 (11.54%) Data Centre
2 3 (11.54%) Management Information System
3 2 (7.69%) Clustering
3 2 (7.69%) Fat Client
3 2 (7.69%) Thin Client
4 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (3.85%) CMDB
4 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 13 (50.00%) Linux
2 8 (30.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (23.08%) Windows
4 3 (11.54%) Unix
5 2 (7.69%) CentOS
5 2 (7.69%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (42.31%) DevOps
2 9 (34.62%) Configuration Management
2 9 (34.62%) SIEM
3 8 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (30.77%) Open Source
3 8 (30.77%) Security Architecture
4 7 (26.92%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (23.08%) Load Balancing
5 6 (23.08%) Migration
5 6 (23.08%) Security Management
6 5 (19.23%) Data Encryption
6 5 (19.23%) Disaster Recovery
6 5 (19.23%) Information Security
6 5 (19.23%) Information Security Management
6 5 (19.23%) Network Segmentation
6 5 (19.23%) Penetration Testing
7 4 (15.38%) Mobile Device Management
7 4 (15.38%) OWASP
8 3 (11.54%) Protective Monitoring
8 3 (11.54%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 7 (26.92%) Java
2 4 (15.38%) Shell Script
3 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
4 1 (3.85%) Jython
4 1 (3.85%) Korn
4 1 (3.85%) Python
4 1 (3.85%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 14 (53.85%) Security Cleared
2 11 (42.31%) SC Cleared
3 5 (19.23%) SANS
4 4 (15.38%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (11.54%) CCNA
5 3 (11.54%) CCNP
6 1 (3.85%) CCIE
6 1 (3.85%) CISMP
6 1 (3.85%) CISSP
6 1 (3.85%) ISSAP
6 1 (3.85%) RHCE
6 1 (3.85%) RHCSS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (19.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (7.69%) JSP 440
System Software
1 13 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 8 (30.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (23.08%) Xen
4 2 (7.69%) GFS2
4 2 (7.69%) OCFS2
4 2 (7.69%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (3.85%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 7 (26.92%) Puppet
2 5 (19.23%) McAfee ePO
3 3 (11.54%) Ansible
3 3 (11.54%) Cisco Prime
3 3 (11.54%) vRealize
Vendors
1 14 (53.85%) Microsoft
2 8 (30.77%) Juniper
2 8 (30.77%) VMware
3 7 (26.92%) IBM
4 6 (23.08%) CheckPoint
4 6 (23.08%) Google
5 5 (19.23%) Aruba
5 5 (19.23%) Citrix
5 5 (19.23%) Intel Security
6 4 (15.38%) Cisco
7 3 (11.54%) Oracle
7 3 (11.54%) Red Hat
8 2 (7.69%) Palo Alto
9 1 (3.85%) Blue Coat
9 1 (3.85%) F5
9 1 (3.85%) Remedy
9 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow