Period
to 24 June 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 24 June 2019 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 346 361 276
Rank change year-on-year +15 -85 -30
Contract jobs citing SSL 300 310 407
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.62% 0.58% 0.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.29% 4.10% 5.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 191 258
UK excluding London median daily rate £490 £425 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.29% -10.53% +18.75%
10th Percentile £349 £256 £332
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +2.50% +5.26% +15.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 10 4
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.67 £32.00 £15.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.78% +109.84% -61.88%
10th Percentile £22.25 £14.63 £13.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £38.48 £22.85
UK median hourly rate £25.67 £32.00 £17.00
% change year-on-year -19.78% +88.24% -58.02%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 6,989 7,558 7,747
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.37% 14.24% 15.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,100 4,267 4,439
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £391 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.63% +1.44% +2.67%
10th Percentile £199 £200 £200
90th Percentile £575 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 424 549 598
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.72 £19.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.46% - -29.76%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.19 £10.99
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.06 £19.90
% change year-on-year +10.18% -4.22% -23.46%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in the UK excluding London

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SSL in the UK excluding London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in the UK excluding London

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in the UK excluding London

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in the UK excluding London

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 24 June 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SSL in the UK excluding London

SSL
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 24 June 2019. 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
North of England +26 93 £538 +26.47% 3
South East +21 83 £450 +5.88% 2
Yorkshire +19 53 £525 +14.82%
Midlands +26 48 £500 +11.11%
West Midlands +23 41 £500 -3.85%
North West +33 39 £550 +69.23% 2
Scotland +33 26 £413 -8.33%
East of England -28 20 £400 +10.34% 3
South West -20 19 £475 +5.56% 1
Wales +16 9 £425 -17.07%
East Midlands +9 7 £400 -2.44%
Northern Ireland +13 2 £465 -7.00%
Isle of Man - 1 £350 -
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for SSL.

1 172 (57.33%) Linux
2 118 (39.33%) HTTP
3 117 (39.00%) DevOps
4 114 (38.00%) TCP/IP
5 111 (37.00%) DNS
6 110 (36.67%) Java
7 100 (33.33%) Configuration Management
8 97 (32.33%) Continuous Integration
9 91 (30.33%) Amazon AWS
9 91 (30.33%) Jenkins
10 89 (29.67%) Git (software)
11 87 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
12 74 (24.67%) Puppet
13 73 (24.33%) Firewall
14 72 (24.00%) Cisco
15 65 (21.67%) Windows
15 65 (21.67%) Open Source
16 61 (20.33%) Microsoft
17 59 (19.67%) VPN
17 59 (19.67%) DHCP
17 59 (19.67%) Docker
18 57 (19.00%) IPsec
19 54 (18.00%) Python
20 51 (17.00%) Unix
20 51 (17.00%) VMware
20 51 (17.00%) Microsoft Azure
20 51 (17.00%) Ansible
20 51 (17.00%) Microservices
21 50 (16.67%) Apache
22 45 (15.00%) Opscode Chef

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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 50 (16.67%) Apache
2 42 (14.00%) Tomcat
3 40 (13.33%) nginx
4 33 (11.00%) WebSphere
5 30 (10.00%) IIS
6 25 (8.33%) JBoss
7 23 (7.67%) WebLogic
8 16 (5.33%) Jetty
8 16 (5.33%) Mongrel
9 13 (4.33%) MS Exchange
10 12 (4.00%) Apache Spark
11 11 (3.67%) IBM Domino
12 7 (2.33%) OpenStack
12 7 (2.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 6 (2.00%) WebSphere Application Server
14 5 (1.67%) GlassFish
14 5 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
14 5 (1.67%) MQSeries
14 5 (1.67%) WebSphere Portal
15 4 (1.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 9 (3.00%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 4 (1.33%) Payment Gateway
2 3 (1.00%) assyst
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (0.33%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 91 (30.33%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (17.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 22 (7.33%) OpenShift
4 20 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
4 20 (6.67%) Google Cloud Platform
5 17 (5.67%) Google App Engine
6 10 (3.33%) G Suite
6 10 (3.33%) GitHub
7 7 (2.33%) Apigee
7 7 (2.33%) Google Analytics
7 7 (2.33%) Office 365
7 7 (2.33%) PaaS
7 7 (2.33%) Serverless
8 5 (1.67%) AWS Lambda
9 4 (1.33%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (1.00%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 3 (1.00%) Amazon S3
10 3 (1.00%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (1.00%) SaaS
10 3 (1.00%) ShareGate
Communications & Networking
1 118 (39.33%) HTTP
2 114 (38.00%) TCP/IP
3 111 (37.00%) DNS
4 73 (24.33%) Firewall
5 59 (19.67%) DHCP
5 59 (19.67%) VPN
6 57 (19.00%) IPsec
7 41 (13.67%) FTP
8 35 (11.67%) Network Security
9 33 (11.00%) WAN
10 24 (8.00%) LAN
11 21 (7.00%) SMTP
12 20 (6.67%) Internet
13 19 (6.33%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
14 17 (5.67%) Cisco ASA
15 16 (5.33%) Kerberos
16 15 (5.00%) DMZ
16 15 (5.00%) MPLS
16 15 (5.00%) OSPF
16 15 (5.00%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (12.33%) MongoDB
2 27 (9.00%) Relational Database
3 25 (8.33%) MySQL
4 23 (7.67%) NoSQL
5 16 (5.33%) RDBMS
5 16 (5.33%) SQL Server
6 14 (4.67%) Big Data
7 11 (3.67%) Apache Hive
8 10 (3.33%) Impala
8 10 (3.33%) Oracle Database
8 10 (3.33%) Pentaho
9 9 (3.00%) PostgreSQL
10 5 (1.67%) Hadoop
11 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database 11g
11 4 (1.33%) Oracle Database 12c
12 3 (1.00%) DB2
12 3 (1.00%) GIS
13 2 (0.67%) Hazelcast
13 2 (0.67%) Neo4j
14 1 (0.33%) HBase
Development Applications
1 91 (30.33%) Jenkins
2 89 (29.67%) Git (software)
3 35 (11.67%) Travis CI
4 18 (6.00%) Artifactory
5 11 (3.67%) Ant
5 11 (3.67%) Selenium
5 11 (3.67%) Subversion
6 10 (3.33%) Cucumber
6 10 (3.33%) Gatling
6 10 (3.33%) gulp
7 8 (2.67%) Eclipse
7 8 (2.67%) IntelliJ
7 8 (2.67%) JUnit
7 8 (2.67%) Maven
8 7 (2.33%) Bitbucket
8 7 (2.33%) GitLab
8 7 (2.33%) Sublime Text
9 6 (2.00%) Gradle
9 6 (2.00%) Grunt
9 6 (2.00%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 32 (10.67%) Finance
2 15 (5.00%) Retail
2 15 (5.00%) Telecoms
3 13 (4.33%) Banking
4 4 (1.33%) Pharmaceutical
5 3 (1.00%) Automotive
6 2 (0.67%) Legal
7 1 (0.33%) Advertising
7 1 (0.33%) Aerospace
7 1 (0.33%) Back Office
7 1 (0.33%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 54 (18.00%) Network Engineer
2 44 (14.67%) DevOps Engineer
3 32 (10.67%) Developer
4 18 (6.00%) Consultant
5 16 (5.33%) Architect
5 16 (5.33%) Cisco Engineer
5 16 (5.33%) Security Engineer
6 15 (5.00%) Web Engineer
7 14 (4.67%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 14 (4.67%) Linux Engineer
7 14 (4.67%) Operations Engineer
8 13 (4.33%) Java Developer
9 12 (4.00%) Administrator
9 12 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
9 12 (4.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 12 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
10 11 (3.67%) Data Engineer
10 11 (3.67%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 11 (3.67%) Platform Engineer
10 11 (3.67%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (12.67%) J2EE
2 36 (12.00%) LDAP
2 36 (12.00%) Node.js
3 34 (11.33%) REST
4 31 (10.33%) Middleware
4 31 (10.33%) SOAP
4 31 (10.33%) XML
5 30 (10.00%) Web Services
6 28 (9.33%) .NET
7 25 (8.33%) JSON
8 23 (7.67%) Servlets
9 18 (6.00%) HTML
10 17 (5.67%) Spring
11 13 (4.33%) HTML5
11 13 (4.33%) Regular Expression
12 12 (4.00%) CSS
13 11 (3.67%) Hibernate
13 11 (3.67%) WSDL
13 11 (3.67%) XSLT
14 10 (3.33%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 39 (13.00%) Data Centre
2 23 (7.67%) Analytical Skills
3 18 (6.00%) DataPower
4 14 (4.67%) Clustering
5 13 (4.33%) Enterprise Software
6 11 (3.67%) Management Information System
7 10 (3.33%) Client/Server
8 9 (3.00%) PKI
9 6 (2.00%) Mainframe
9 6 (2.00%) N-Tier
10 5 (1.67%) CMDB
10 5 (1.67%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.33%) Hybrid Cloud
11 4 (1.33%) Replication
11 4 (1.33%) Smartphone
12 2 (0.67%) CCTV
12 2 (0.67%) Cyberthreat
12 2 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
12 2 (0.67%) MPEG
12 2 (0.67%) RSA SecurID
Operating Systems
1 172 (57.33%) Linux
2 65 (21.67%) Windows
3 51 (17.00%) Unix
4 28 (9.33%) Windows Server
5 27 (9.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (4.67%) AIX
7 13 (4.33%) Solaris
8 9 (3.00%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
8 9 (3.00%) Windows Server 2012
9 8 (2.67%) Ubuntu
10 5 (1.67%) Mac OS X
11 4 (1.33%) Windows Server 2008
12 3 (1.00%) VMS
12 3 (1.00%) zOS
13 2 (0.67%) CentOS
13 2 (0.67%) Debian
13 2 (0.67%) Windows 10
14 1 (0.33%) Check Point GAiA
14 1 (0.33%) Data ONTAP
14 1 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 117 (39.00%) DevOps
2 100 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 97 (32.33%) Continuous Integration
4 87 (29.00%) Agile Software Development
5 65 (21.67%) Open Source
6 51 (17.00%) Microservices
7 44 (14.67%) Test Automation
8 43 (14.33%) Problem-Solving
9 41 (13.67%) ITIL
10 29 (9.67%) Migration
11 27 (9.00%) Performance Tuning
12 24 (8.00%) Disaster Recovery
13 23 (7.67%) Load Balancing
14 17 (5.67%) Change Management
14 17 (5.67%) Kalman Filter
14 17 (5.67%) Mentoring
15 15 (5.00%) Web Operations
16 14 (4.67%) Deployment Automation
17 13 (4.33%) Security Patching
17 13 (4.33%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 110 (36.67%) Java
2 54 (18.00%) Python
3 37 (12.33%) SQL
4 33 (11.00%) Ruby
5 30 (10.00%) Bash Shell
6 26 (8.67%) JavaScript
7 21 (7.00%) Perl
8 18 (6.00%) Shell Script
9 15 (5.00%) PowerShell
10 11 (3.67%) C#
11 9 (3.00%) Scala
12 7 (2.33%) Groovy
12 7 (2.33%) PL/SQL
13 6 (2.00%) C
13 6 (2.00%) Haskell
13 6 (2.00%) PHP
14 5 (1.67%) ES6
15 3 (1.00%) Java 8
15 3 (1.00%) Lua
15 3 (1.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 34 (11.33%) Cisco Certification
2 28 (9.33%) CCNP
2 28 (9.33%) Security Cleared
3 19 (6.33%) CCNA
3 19 (6.33%) SC Cleared
4 18 (6.00%) BPSS Clearance
5 13 (4.33%) Degree
6 10 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (3.00%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (2.67%) CCIE
9 7 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 7 (2.33%) MCSE
9 7 (2.33%) RHCSA
10 5 (1.67%) DBS Check
11 4 (1.33%) CISSP
11 4 (1.33%) TOGAF Certification
12 3 (1.00%) CCSE
12 3 (1.00%) DV Cleared
12 3 (1.00%) ISEB
12 3 (1.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.00%) PCI DSS
2 5 (1.67%) Disclosure Scotland
2 5 (1.67%) QA
3 3 (1.00%) SLA
4 2 (0.67%) GDPR
4 2 (0.67%) GxP
4 2 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 20000
4 2 (0.67%) NCSC
5 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.33%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 22301
5 1 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 59 (19.67%) Docker
2 30 (10.00%) Active Directory
2 30 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 20 (6.67%) Virtual Machines
4 17 (5.67%) Xen
5 7 (2.33%) LXC
5 7 (2.33%) vSphere
6 4 (1.33%) Hyper-V
6 4 (1.33%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 4 (1.33%) VMware NSX
7 2 (0.67%) Firmware
7 2 (0.67%) NFS
7 2 (0.67%) ProxySG
7 2 (0.67%) Squid
7 2 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.67%) XenDesktop
8 1 (0.33%) Samba
8 1 (0.33%) Snort
8 1 (0.33%) Varnish
8 1 (0.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 74 (24.67%) Puppet
2 51 (17.00%) Ansible
3 45 (15.00%) Opscode Chef
4 31 (10.33%) Terraform
5 26 (8.67%) Kubernetes
6 11 (3.67%) Hadoop YARN
7 9 (3.00%) HAProxy
7 9 (3.00%) Kibana
8 8 (2.67%) Grafana
9 6 (2.00%) Single Sign-On
9 6 (2.00%) Tivoli
10 5 (1.67%) FortiGate
10 5 (1.67%) Salt
10 5 (1.67%) SCCM
11 4 (1.33%) Cisco CUCM
11 4 (1.33%) Cisco UCCX
11 4 (1.33%) Opsview
12 3 (1.00%) Docker Swarm
12 3 (1.00%) SCOM
12 3 (1.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 72 (24.00%) Cisco
2 61 (20.33%) Microsoft
3 51 (17.00%) VMware
4 39 (13.00%) IBM
5 36 (12.00%) F5
6 32 (10.67%) Red Hat
7 26 (8.67%) Google
8 24 (8.00%) CheckPoint
9 23 (7.67%) Oracle
10 17 (5.67%) Juniper
11 14 (4.67%) Blue Coat
11 14 (4.67%) Cloudera
11 14 (4.67%) IronPort
12 10 (3.33%) Forcepoint
13 8 (2.67%) Atlassian
13 8 (2.67%) Dynatrace
13 8 (2.67%) Palo Alto
14 7 (2.33%) SolarWinds
15 6 (2.00%) Aruba
16 5 (1.67%) webMethods