Period
to 17 November 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 17 November 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
17 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 189 170
Rank change year-on-year -19 -19 +16
Contract jobs citing SSL 21 15 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.34% 0.26% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.31% 1.80% 4.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 26
South West median daily rate £380 £450 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +28.57% -22.22%
10th Percentile £215 £348 £308
90th Percentile £487 £500 £588
England median daily rate £475 £500 £438
% change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% +2.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South West median hourly rate - £35.00 -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -10.77% -9.72% -10.00%

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 910 832 845
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 14.52% 14.70% 14.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 515 499 494
South West median daily rate £388 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.73% +5.71% -5.41%
10th Percentile £195 £171 £163
90th Percentile £538 £526 £538
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 53 84
South West median hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +30.77% +3.17% -19.75%
10th Percentile £16.98 £12.60 £11.83
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.20
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +9.76%

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 17 November 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 17 November 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 -15 6 £375 +2.74% 8
Dorset +2 4 £426 -18.67% 1
Gloucestershire -9 4 £200 +2.56% 2
Devon 0 3 £375 -23.08% 4
Bristol -11 2 £513 +28.13% 1
Somerset - 2 £500 -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 14 (66.67%) VPN
3 12 (57.14%) DevOps
4 11 (52.38%) VMware
5 10 (47.62%) Cisco
6 9 (42.86%) Linux
6 9 (42.86%) Firewall
7 8 (38.10%) IPsec
7 8 (38.10%) SolarWinds
8 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
8 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
8 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
9 6 (28.57%) DNS
9 6 (28.57%) Unix
9 6 (28.57%) LAN
9 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
9 6 (28.57%) MPLS
9 6 (28.57%) OSPF
9 6 (28.57%) BGP
9 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
9 6 (28.57%) EIGRP
9 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
9 6 (28.57%) iSCSI
9 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
9 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (28.57%) Puppet
10 5 (23.81%) FCoE
10 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
10 5 (23.81%) Finance
10 5 (23.81%) VPLS

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 4 (19.05%) Apache
1 4 (19.05%) nginx
2 3 (14.29%) IIS
3 2 (9.52%) Skype for Business
4 1 (4.76%) Apache Pig
4 1 (4.76%) CMS
4 1 (4.76%) Confluence
4 1 (4.76%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (4.76%) HipChat
Cloud Services
1 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (9.52%) Office 365
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon CloudWatch
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.76%) Amazon S3
3 1 (4.76%) Route 53
3 1 (4.76%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 14 (66.67%) VPN
2 9 (42.86%) Firewall
3 8 (38.10%) IPsec
4 6 (28.57%) BGP
4 6 (28.57%) Cisco ASA
4 6 (28.57%) DNS
4 6 (28.57%) EIGRP
4 6 (28.57%) iSCSI
4 6 (28.57%) LAN
4 6 (28.57%) MPLS
4 6 (28.57%) OSPF
4 6 (28.57%) TCP/IP
5 5 (23.81%) FCoE
5 5 (23.81%) VoIP
5 5 (23.81%) VPLS
5 5 (23.81%) WAN
5 5 (23.81%) Wireless
6 4 (19.05%) HTTP
7 3 (14.29%) Cisco ISE
7 3 (14.29%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) SQL Server
2 3 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (4.76%) Apache Hive
3 1 (4.76%) Big Data
3 1 (4.76%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 2 (9.52%) Git (software)
1 2 (9.52%) Jenkins
1 2 (9.52%) JIRA
2 1 (4.76%) Bitbucket
2 1 (4.76%) CodeSonar
2 1 (4.76%) git-flow
2 1 (4.76%) PHPCI
2 1 (4.76%) Robot Framework
2 1 (4.76%) Selenium
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (23.81%) Consultant
1 5 (23.81%) Network Consultant
2 4 (19.05%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Unix Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 2 (9.52%) Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Build Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Desktop Support
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Unix Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Unix Linux Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Firewall Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Migration Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Software Engineer
5 1 (4.76%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (9.52%) .NET
1 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
1 2 (9.52%) LAMP
1 2 (9.52%) Node.js
2 1 (4.76%) .NET Core
2 1 (4.76%) AngularJS
2 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET
2 1 (4.76%) Django
2 1 (4.76%) Java EE
2 1 (4.76%) JSON
2 1 (4.76%) Laravel
2 1 (4.76%) RabbitMQ
2 1 (4.76%) React
2 1 (4.76%) REST
2 1 (4.76%) RESTful
2 1 (4.76%) SOAP
2 1 (4.76%) Spring MVC
2 1 (4.76%) STL
2 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (19.05%) Data Centre
2 2 (9.52%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Derivative
3 1 (4.76%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 15 (71.43%) Windows
2 9 (42.86%) Linux
3 6 (28.57%) Unix
3 6 (28.57%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server
4 5 (23.81%) Windows Server 2003
5 3 (14.29%) SUSE
6 2 (9.52%) Mac OS X
6 2 (9.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (9.52%) Windows 10
7 1 (4.76%) Android
7 1 (4.76%) Apple iOS
7 1 (4.76%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (57.14%) DevOps
2 4 (19.05%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (19.05%) Configuration Management
2 4 (19.05%) Kanban
2 4 (19.05%) Load Balancing
2 4 (19.05%) Scrum
2 4 (19.05%) Test Automation
3 3 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
3 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineering
3 3 (14.29%) ITIL
3 3 (14.29%) Migration
3 3 (14.29%) Security Management
3 3 (14.29%) Service Management
3 3 (14.29%) Trend Analysis
3 3 (14.29%) User Acceptance Testing
4 2 (9.52%) Asset Management
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineering
4 2 (9.52%) TDD
4 2 (9.52%) Time Management
4 2 (9.52%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
2 2 (9.52%) JavaScript
2 2 (9.52%) PHP
2 2 (9.52%) PowerShell
2 2 (9.52%) Python
3 1 (4.76%) C
3 1 (4.76%) C#
3 1 (4.76%) C++
3 1 (4.76%) Java
3 1 (4.76%) Objective-C
3 1 (4.76%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (23.81%) CCNP
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (9.52%) CCNA
5 1 (4.76%) CISSP
5 1 (4.76%) CompTIA Security+
5 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) GIAC
5 1 (4.76%) Linux+ Certification
5 1 (4.76%) MCSE
5 1 (4.76%) Network+ Certification
5 1 (4.76%) SANS
5 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
5 1 (4.76%) SSCP
System Software
1 6 (28.57%) Active Directory
1 6 (28.57%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (19.05%) vSphere
3 3 (14.29%) Docker
3 3 (14.29%) Microsoft Virtual Server
3 3 (14.29%) Virtual Servers
4 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (28.57%) Puppet
2 5 (23.81%) Cisco Prime
3 4 (19.05%) Nagios
4 2 (9.52%) Ansible
4 2 (9.52%) SCCM
5 1 (4.76%) FortiGate
5 1 (4.76%) HAProxy
5 1 (4.76%) Icinga
5 1 (4.76%) Kubernetes
5 1 (4.76%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (4.76%) Salt
5 1 (4.76%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 11 (52.38%) VMware
2 10 (47.62%) Cisco
3 8 (38.10%) SolarWinds
4 7 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 7 (33.33%) Red Hat
5 5 (23.81%) CheckPoint
6 4 (19.05%) F5
6 4 (19.05%) Fortinet
6 4 (19.05%) HP
7 3 (14.29%) jetNEXUS
8 2 (9.52%) CA
8 2 (9.52%) Citrix
9 1 (4.76%) Apple
9 1 (4.76%) Dell
9 1 (4.76%) Juniper
9 1 (4.76%) QNAP