Period
to 21 April 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 April 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 176 193
Rank change year-on-year +5 +17 -3
Contract jobs citing SSL 23 29 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 0.45% 0.55% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.99% 3.65% 1.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 26 11
South West median daily rate £475 £493 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.55% +12.57% +9.38%
10th Percentile £274 £350 £175
90th Percentile £575 £600 £575
England median daily rate £520 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +14.92% +6.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South West median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +133.33% -61.54% +52.94%

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 768 794 879
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South West 15.03% 15.05% 14.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 463 492 568
South West median daily rate £390 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.85% +4.29% -2.78%
10th Percentile £198 £188 £199
90th Percentile £550 £537 £475
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 60 75 62
South West median hourly rate £27.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.50% +6.67% +65.27%
10th Percentile £14.90 £13.93 £14.08
90th Percentile £43.75 £77.50 £46.23
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -14.00% +16.28%

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 April 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 April 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 +8 7 £500 +36.99% 1
Bristol -4 5 £488 -15.22% 14
Dorset -6 4 £250 -31.03%
Devon -5 3 £450 -19.61% 5
Somerset -1 1 £445 +18.67% 2
Cornwall -8 1 - -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 21 April 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 13 (56.52%) DNS
2 12 (52.17%) Linux
3 10 (43.48%) VMware
3 10 (43.48%) Load Balancing
3 10 (43.48%) DevOps
4 8 (34.78%) Puppet
4 8 (34.78%) Firewall
4 8 (34.78%) Apache
4 8 (34.78%) HTTP
4 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
4 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
5 7 (30.43%) Tomcat
5 7 (30.43%) DHCP
5 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
6 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
6 6 (26.09%) Windows
6 6 (26.09%) Cisco
6 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
7 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
7 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
7 5 (21.74%) Amazon EC2
7 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
7 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
7 5 (21.74%) Dell
7 5 (21.74%) Python
7 5 (21.74%) IIS
7 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
7 5 (21.74%) IPsec
7 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
8 4 (17.39%) Migration

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 (34.78%) Apache
2 7 (30.43%) Tomcat
3 5 (21.74%) IIS
4 4 (17.39%) Jetty
4 4 (17.39%) Mongrel
4 4 (17.39%) nginx
4 4 (17.39%) SharePoint
4 4 (17.39%) Skype for Business
4 4 (17.39%) WebSphere
5 2 (8.70%) Apache Spark
5 2 (8.70%) MS Exchange
6 1 (4.35%) Confluence
6 1 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (4.35%) WordPress
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (21.74%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (17.39%) Amazon S3
2 4 (17.39%) Google App Engine
2 4 (17.39%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (17.39%) Office 365
3 3 (13.04%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (13.04%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
3 3 (13.04%) AWS Lambda
3 3 (13.04%) Route 53
3 3 (13.04%) Serverless
3 3 (13.04%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (8.70%) OpenShift
4 2 (8.70%) PaaS
5 1 (4.35%) AWS CloudFormation
5 1 (4.35%) GitHub
5 1 (4.35%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 13 (56.52%) DNS
2 8 (34.78%) Firewall
2 8 (34.78%) HTTP
2 8 (34.78%) TCP/IP
3 7 (30.43%) DHCP
4 5 (21.74%) IPsec
5 4 (17.39%) FTP
5 4 (17.39%) SAN
5 4 (17.39%) Skype
6 3 (13.04%) Kerberos
6 3 (13.04%) LAN
6 3 (13.04%) Network Security
6 3 (13.04%) VPN
6 3 (13.04%) WAN
7 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications
7 2 (8.70%) Wireless
8 1 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (4.35%) SSH
8 1 (4.35%) tcpdump
8 1 (4.35%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) MySQL
2 3 (13.04%) Amazon RDS
2 3 (13.04%) Big Data
2 3 (13.04%) Hadoop
3 2 (8.70%) Apache Hive
3 2 (8.70%) HBase
3 2 (8.70%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (4.35%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (4.35%) NoSQL
4 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (26.09%) Jenkins
2 5 (21.74%) Git (software)
3 4 (17.39%) Travis CI
4 2 (8.70%) JMeter
4 2 (8.70%) LoadRunner
4 2 (8.70%) WebPagetest
5 1 (4.35%) Artifactory
5 1 (4.35%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.35%) GitLab
5 1 (4.35%) Gitweb
5 1 (4.35%) JIRA
5 1 (4.35%) Maven
5 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
5 1 (4.35%) SonarQube
5 1 (4.35%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (17.39%) Banking
2 3 (13.04%) Finance
3 2 (8.70%) Back Office
3 2 (8.70%) Front Office
4 1 (4.35%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 5 (21.74%) Administrator
2 4 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Hadoop Administrator
4 2 (8.70%) Lead DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) Lead DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Lync Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Messaging Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Performance Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications Consultant
4 2 (8.70%) Unified Communications Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 2nd/3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) 3rd Line Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) AWS Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Banking Infrastructure Architect
5 1 (4.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) .NET
1 4 (17.39%) J2EE
1 4 (17.39%) Servlets
2 2 (8.70%) Ajax
2 2 (8.70%) CSS
2 2 (8.70%) HTML
2 2 (8.70%) LAMP
3 1 (4.35%) Elastic Stack
3 1 (4.35%) JSP
3 1 (4.35%) LAPP Stack
3 1 (4.35%) LDAP
3 1 (4.35%) LEMP Stack
3 1 (4.35%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Public Cloud
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
2 2 (8.70%) Data Structures
2 2 (8.70%) Replication
2 2 (8.70%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.35%) EMC VNX
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (4.35%) Enterprise Storage
Operating Systems
1 12 (52.17%) Linux
2 6 (26.09%) Windows
3 4 (17.39%) Unix
3 4 (17.39%) Windows Server
4 3 (13.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.70%) CentOS
5 2 (8.70%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (43.48%) DevOps
1 10 (43.48%) Load Balancing
2 7 (30.43%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (21.74%) Configuration Management
4 4 (17.39%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (17.39%) Migration
4 4 (17.39%) Open Source
5 3 (13.04%) Auto-Scaling
5 3 (13.04%) Continuous Improvement
5 3 (13.04%) Mentoring
5 3 (13.04%) Scrum
6 2 (8.70%) Decision-Making
6 2 (8.70%) DSDM
6 2 (8.70%) ETL
6 2 (8.70%) IT Strategy
6 2 (8.70%) Load Testing
6 2 (8.70%) Microservices
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Metrics
6 2 (8.70%) Performance Testing
6 2 (8.70%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (21.74%) Bash Shell
1 5 (21.74%) Python
2 4 (17.39%) Java
3 3 (13.04%) Perl
3 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) Shell Script
5 1 (4.35%) PHP
5 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (21.74%) Security Cleared
2 4 (17.39%) MCITP
2 4 (17.39%) MCSA
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.35%) CCDP
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (4.35%) Degree
4 1 (4.35%) HND
4 1 (4.35%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) GDPR
1 2 (8.70%) PCI DSS
2 1 (4.35%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (26.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (21.74%) Active Directory
3 4 (17.39%) Docker
3 4 (17.39%) Hyper-V
3 4 (17.39%) Xen
3 4 (17.39%) XenApp
4 2 (8.70%) HDFS
4 2 (8.70%) XenDesktop
5 1 (4.35%) GlusterFS
5 1 (4.35%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (4.35%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (34.78%) Puppet
2 4 (17.39%) Backup Exec
3 3 (13.04%) Nagios
4 2 (8.70%) Ambari
4 2 (8.70%) Ansible
4 2 (8.70%) Hadoop YARN
4 2 (8.70%) Kubernetes
4 2 (8.70%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (8.70%) Opsview
5 1 (4.35%) FreeIPA
5 1 (4.35%) Grafana
5 1 (4.35%) Kibana
5 1 (4.35%) OSSEC
5 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (4.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) VMware
2 8 (34.78%) Microsoft
3 6 (26.09%) Cisco
4 5 (21.74%) Dell
5 4 (17.39%) Avaya
5 4 (17.39%) Citrix
5 4 (17.39%) Google
5 4 (17.39%) HP
5 4 (17.39%) IBM
5 4 (17.39%) Oracle
5 4 (17.39%) Sonus
5 4 (17.39%) Veeam
6 3 (13.04%) F5
7 2 (8.70%) AppDynamics
7 2 (8.70%) Hortonworks
7 2 (8.70%) Informatica
7 2 (8.70%) Red Hat
7 2 (8.70%) Teradata
8 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
8 1 (4.35%) Symantec