Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 199 181 174
Rank change year-on-year -18 -7 +11
Contract jobs citing SSL 9 18 34
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.15% 0.33% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 2.12% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 16 26
South West median daily rate £525 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.67% +12.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £380 £349 £305
90th Percentile £629 £519 £648
England median daily rate £500 £500 £438
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £26.00 £23.20 £36.00
% change year-on-year +12.06% -35.55% -7.69%

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 816 850 909
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.00% 15.52% 15.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 453 512 547
South West median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71% -6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £185 £200
90th Percentile £550 £525 £519
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 81 57 88
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £39.50 £33.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.59% +17.04% +3.85%
10th Percentile £17.50 £11.72 £12.28
90th Percentile £48.75 £50.00 £47.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £23.75
% change year-on-year +10.50% -23.79% +18.75%

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 22 September 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in the South West

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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 22 September 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 -2 4 £465 +27.40% 2
Bristol -12 2 £513 +28.13% 4
Devon +5 1 - - 1
Somerset +3 1 £500 +33.33% 1
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 22 September 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 5 (55.56%) Windows
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) Cisco
2 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) IPsec
2 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
2 3 (33.33%) DevOps
3 2 (22.22%) Ansible
3 2 (22.22%) Apache Spark
3 2 (22.22%) Hadoop YARN
3 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
3 2 (22.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
3 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
3 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
3 2 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
3 2 (22.22%) HDFS
3 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 2 (22.22%) Kanban
3 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
3 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
3 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
3 2 (22.22%) Apache Hive
3 2 (22.22%) FCoE

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 2 (22.22%) Apache Spark
2 1 (11.11%) Apache
2 1 (11.11%) CMS
2 1 (11.11%) IIS
2 1 (11.11%) nginx
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (11.11%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (55.56%) VPN
2 3 (33.33%) Firewall
2 3 (33.33%) IPsec
2 3 (33.33%) VoIP
3 2 (22.22%) BGP
3 2 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
3 2 (22.22%) DNS
3 2 (22.22%) EIGRP
3 2 (22.22%) FCoE
3 2 (22.22%) HTTP
3 2 (22.22%) iSCSI
3 2 (22.22%) Kerberos
3 2 (22.22%) LAN
3 2 (22.22%) MPLS
3 2 (22.22%) OSPF
3 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 2 (22.22%) VPLS
3 2 (22.22%) WAN
3 2 (22.22%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Apache Hive
1 2 (22.22%) Big Data
1 2 (22.22%) Hadoop
1 2 (22.22%) HBase
2 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Git (software)
1 1 (11.11%) Subversion
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Administrator
1 2 (22.22%) Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Consultant
1 2 (22.22%) Hadoop Administrator
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Architect
1 2 (22.22%) Network Consultant
2 1 (11.11%) Azure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) IT Architect
2 1 (11.11%) IT Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Core
1 1 (11.11%) .NET Framework
1 1 (11.11%) AngularJS
1 1 (11.11%) JSON
1 1 (11.11%) React
1 1 (11.11%) RESTful
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (22.22%) Data Centre
1 2 (22.22%) Data Structures
1 2 (22.22%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Windows
2 2 (22.22%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2003
2 2 (22.22%) Windows Server 2012
3 1 (11.11%) SUSE
3 1 (11.11%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Deployment Automation
2 2 (22.22%) ETL
2 2 (22.22%) Kanban
2 2 (22.22%) Load Balancing
2 2 (22.22%) Scrum
2 2 (22.22%) TDD
2 2 (22.22%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Configuration Management
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Operations Management
3 1 (11.11%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
3 1 (11.11%) Test Scripting
3 1 (11.11%) Test Strategy
3 1 (11.11%) Trend Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
3 1 (11.11%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Bash Shell
1 2 (22.22%) Perl
1 2 (22.22%) Python
1 2 (22.22%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
2 1 (11.11%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (22.22%) CCNP
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Certification
1 2 (22.22%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) CISSP
2 1 (11.11%) CREST Certified
2 1 (11.11%) MCP
2 1 (11.11%) MCSE
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (11.11%) OSCP
System Software
1 2 (22.22%) Active Directory
1 2 (22.22%) HDFS
2 1 (11.11%) Docker
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Virtual Server
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Servers
2 1 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (11.11%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 2 (22.22%) Ambari
1 2 (22.22%) Ansible
1 2 (22.22%) Cisco Prime
1 2 (22.22%) Hadoop YARN
2 1 (11.11%) Kubernetes
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Intune
2 1 (11.11%) Nagios
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (11.11%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (33.33%) Cisco
1 3 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 3 (33.33%) SolarWinds
1 3 (33.33%) VMware
2 2 (22.22%) CheckPoint
2 2 (22.22%) Hortonworks
2 2 (22.22%) Informatica
2 2 (22.22%) Teradata
3 1 (11.11%) Fortinet
3 1 (11.11%) HP
3 1 (11.11%) jetNEXUS
3 1 (11.11%) Red Hat