The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 26 June 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)
UK
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 343 259 291
Rank change year-on-year -84 +32  
Contract jobs citing SSL 288 508 420
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.61% 0.96% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.51% 5.93% 5.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 182 308 222
Median daily rate £488 £413 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.36% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £322 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £550 £522
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £345
% change year-on-year +26.00% +12.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 10 18
Median hourly rate £30.00 £40.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +2.56%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6391 8567 8055
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.59% 16.14% 14.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 3780 5194 4540
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 421 475
Median hourly rate £27.50 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.50% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.16 £13.00 £12.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 UK

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in the UK

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in the UK

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in the UK

SSL
Top 30 Contract Locations

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 over the 3 months to 26 June 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
England -71 257 £488 +14.88% 58
London -53 107 £500 +4.16% 15
East of England +25 44 £500 +42.85% 4
South East -29 37 £500 +21.95% 12
Essex +18 35 £500 -
West Midlands +28 27 £475 +35.71% 3
Southend-on-Sea - 27 £508 -
Scotland -8 25 £450 +36.36% 4
North West +9 22 £163 -56.53% 9
City of London 0 21 £550 +4.76% 3
Hampshire +5 18 £500 +51.51% 3
Shropshire +28 16 £494 -
Glasgow +8 16 £450 +50.00% 2
Telford +26 14 £494 -
Manchester +6 11 £163 -57.24% 5
Berkshire +13 10 £360 -7.09% 3
Cheshire +24 9 - - 2
Birmingham +14 9 £325 -7.14% 1
Yorkshire +7 7 £463 +6.62% 5
Reading +16 6 £360 -24.21% 2
Nottingham +1 6 £438 -28.86%
Hertfordshire -3 6 £413 +10.00% 3
Nottinghamshire -4 6 £438 -28.86%
East Midlands -11 6 £438 -28.86% 1
South West -15 6 £413 +3.12% 6
West Sussex +21 5 £488 +39.50%
Worthing - 5 £488 -
Edinburgh +1 4 £500 +40.84% 2
Basingstoke -10 4 £600 -14.52%
North Yorkshire +9 3 £475 +11.76%

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 with a requirement for SSL.

1 430 (61.96%) Linux
2 330 (47.55%) HTTP
3 319 (45.97%) TCP/IP
4 258 (37.18%) DevOps
5 255 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
6 222 (31.99%) Java
7 212 (30.55%) Puppet
8 211 (30.40%) Configuration Management
9 207 (29.83%) Firewall
10 201 (28.96%) Git (software)
10 201 (28.96%) Jenkins
11 193 (27.81%) Python
12 189 (27.23%) Continuous Integration
13 177 (25.50%) Unix
14 171 (24.64%) Open Source
15 161 (23.20%) DNS
16 155 (22.33%) Apache
17 151 (21.76%) Amazon AWS
18 148 (21.33%) Windows
19 136 (19.60%) Ansible
20 127 (18.30%) Perl
21 115 (16.57%) Finance
22 114 (16.43%) Opscode Chef
23 112 (16.14%) SQL
24 108 (15.56%) Test Automation
25 107 (15.42%) Ruby
26 106 (15.27%) VPN
27 105 (15.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 104 (14.99%) Cisco
29 102 (14.70%) TDD

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 155 (22.33%) Apache
2 100 (14.41%) Tomcat
3 84 (12.10%) JBoss
4 73 (10.52%) WebSphere
5 63 (9.08%) nginx
6 47 (6.77%) IIS
6 47 (6.77%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 39 (5.62%) WebLogic
8 28 (4.03%) OpenStack
9 26 (3.75%) WebSphere Application Server
10 22 (3.17%) Jetty
10 22 (3.17%) Mongrel
11 15 (2.16%) Confluence
12 13 (1.87%) CMS
13 12 (1.73%) Elasticsearch
13 12 (1.73%) SAS
14 11 (1.59%) SharePoint
15 10 (1.44%) IBM HTTP Server
16 9 (1.30%) CICS
17 8 (1.15%) MQSeries
Applications
1 14 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 12 (1.73%) Microsoft Office
3 9 (1.30%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 4 (0.58%) MS Visio
5 3 (0.43%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.14%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 10 (1.44%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 7 (1.01%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.86%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle Applications
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle EBS
4 2 (0.29%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.29%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.29%) WebTrends
5 1 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
5 1 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
5 1 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 151 (21.76%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (8.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (4.61%) Amazon EC2
4 28 (4.03%) GitHub
4 28 (4.03%) IaaS
5 25 (3.60%) PaaS
6 22 (3.17%) Google Cloud Platform
7 21 (3.03%) Google App Engine
8 17 (2.45%) Google Analytics
9 16 (2.31%) SaaS
10 15 (2.16%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (1.87%) Amazon S3
12 10 (1.44%) Oracle CX
12 10 (1.44%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 10 (1.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (1.15%) Route 53
14 7 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
14 7 (1.01%) Office 365
15 6 (0.86%) Amazon CloudWatch
16 5 (0.72%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 330 (47.55%) HTTP
2 319 (45.97%) TCP/IP
3 207 (29.83%) Firewall
4 161 (23.20%) DNS
5 106 (15.27%) VPN
6 76 (10.95%) IPsec
7 68 (9.80%) HTTPS
8 63 (9.08%) Internet
9 61 (8.79%) WAN
10 57 (8.21%) LAN
11 56 (8.07%) LDAP
12 52 (7.49%) DHCP
13 49 (7.06%) Network Security
14 46 (6.63%) FTP
15 41 (5.91%) Cisco ASA
15 41 (5.91%) Wireless
16 38 (5.48%) SSH
17 31 (4.47%) MPLS
18 24 (3.46%) NetScaler
18 24 (3.46%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 97 (13.98%) PostgreSQL
2 96 (13.83%) MongoDB
3 91 (13.11%) MySQL
4 79 (11.38%) Relational Database
5 40 (5.76%) SQL Server
6 26 (3.75%) NoSQL
7 21 (3.03%) Oracle Database
8 20 (2.88%) Redis
9 17 (2.45%) RDBMS
10 16 (2.31%) Big Data
11 13 (1.87%) Apache Cassandra
12 12 (1.73%) DB2
13 11 (1.59%) Hadoop
14 10 (1.44%) Oracle ODI
15 9 (1.30%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (1.15%) Apache Hive
16 8 (1.15%) BusinessObjects
17 7 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
17 7 (1.01%) Impala
17 7 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 201 (28.96%) Git (software)
1 201 (28.96%) Jenkins
2 97 (13.98%) Subversion
3 52 (7.49%) Maven
4 31 (4.47%) Sonatype Nexus
5 28 (4.03%) Selenium
6 26 (3.75%) Travis CI
7 25 (3.60%) IntelliJ
8 22 (3.17%) Cucumber
8 22 (3.17%) JIRA
9 21 (3.03%) Ant
9 21 (3.03%) Grunt
10 20 (2.88%) gulp
11 19 (2.74%) Eclipse
11 19 (2.74%) Karma Test Runner
11 19 (2.74%) MSI
12 18 (2.59%) Bitbucket
13 17 (2.45%) Gatling
13 17 (2.45%) SoapUI
13 17 (2.45%) Sublime Text
General
1 115 (16.57%) Finance
2 51 (7.35%) Banking
3 26 (3.75%) Telecoms
4 15 (2.16%) Investment Banking
4 15 (2.16%) Retail
5 8 (1.15%) Marketing
6 6 (0.86%) Electronics
6 6 (0.86%) Financial Institution
6 6 (0.86%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.72%) Front Office
8 4 (0.58%) Back Office
8 4 (0.58%) Games
9 3 (0.43%) Law
9 3 (0.43%) Legal
9 3 (0.43%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.29%) Advertising
10 2 (0.29%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 134 (19.31%) DevOps Engineer
2 112 (16.14%) Developer
3 69 (9.94%) Architect
4 58 (8.36%) Network Engineer
5 44 (6.34%) Consultant
6 35 (5.04%) Security Engineer
7 31 (4.47%) Linux Engineer
8 27 (3.89%) Administrator
9 25 (3.60%) Scala Developer
10 24 (3.46%) Infrastructure Engineer
11 22 (3.17%) Software Engineer
11 22 (3.17%) Technical Architect
12 21 (3.03%) Linux/Unix DevOps
13 20 (2.88%) AWS Engineer
13 20 (2.88%) Java Developer
14 19 (2.74%) AWS DevOps
14 19 (2.74%) SOA Developer
15 18 (2.59%) Analyst
15 18 (2.59%) Cisco Engineer
15 18 (2.59%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (14.27%) Middleware
2 98 (14.12%) Web Services
3 96 (13.83%) J2EE
4 77 (11.10%) JSON
5 75 (10.81%) SOAP
6 72 (10.37%) REST
7 68 (9.80%) XML
8 59 (8.50%) Node.js
9 57 (8.21%) .NET
10 46 (6.63%) HTML
11 45 (6.48%) Servlets
12 43 (6.20%) CSS
13 40 (5.76%) AngularJS
13 40 (5.76%) LAPP Stack
14 38 (5.48%) Elastic Stack
15 36 (5.19%) RESTful
15 36 (5.19%) Spring
16 32 (4.61%) XSLT
17 29 (4.18%) LAMP
18 26 (3.75%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 66 (9.51%) PKI
2 53 (7.64%) Data Centre
3 46 (6.63%) Clustering
4 39 (5.62%) Analytical Skills
5 37 (5.33%) Computer Science
6 33 (4.76%) Management Information System
7 21 (3.03%) Linux Command Line
8 18 (2.59%) Mainframe
9 17 (2.45%) User Experience
10 15 (2.16%) DataPower
11 13 (1.87%) Public Cloud
12 12 (1.73%) Video on Demand
13 9 (1.30%) Replication
14 8 (1.15%) Hybrid Cloud
15 7 (1.01%) Cloud Native
16 6 (0.86%) Fat Client
16 6 (0.86%) Greenfield Project
16 6 (0.86%) Smart Meter
16 6 (0.86%) Smartphone
16 6 (0.86%) Thin Client
Operating Systems
1 430 (61.96%) Linux
2 177 (25.50%) Unix
3 148 (21.33%) Windows
4 105 (15.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 49 (7.06%) Windows Server
6 48 (6.92%) CentOS
7 44 (6.34%) Ubuntu
8 39 (5.62%) Windows Server 2012
9 34 (4.90%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (4.61%) AIX
11 25 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
12 24 (3.46%) Mac OS X
13 18 (2.59%) Solaris
14 17 (2.45%) Windows 7
15 16 (2.31%) CoreOS
15 16 (2.31%) Windows 10
16 14 (2.02%) Windows XP
17 12 (1.73%) Fedora
18 11 (1.59%) Oracle Linux
19 10 (1.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 258 (37.18%) DevOps
2 255 (36.74%) Agile Software Development
3 211 (30.40%) Configuration Management
4 189 (27.23%) Continuous Integration
5 171 (24.64%) Open Source
6 108 (15.56%) Test Automation
7 102 (14.70%) TDD
8 95 (13.69%) Scrum
9 92 (13.26%) SOA
10 82 (11.82%) Microservices
11 80 (11.53%) Kanban
12 79 (11.38%) Load Balancing
12 79 (11.38%) Software Engineering
13 76 (10.95%) Continuous Delivery
14 59 (8.50%) Information Security
15 55 (7.93%) Mentoring
16 51 (7.35%) ITIL
17 47 (6.77%) Coaching
18 41 (5.91%) High Availability
19 38 (5.48%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 222 (31.99%) Java
2 193 (27.81%) Python
3 127 (18.30%) Perl
4 112 (16.14%) SQL
5 107 (15.42%) Ruby
6 78 (11.24%) Shell Script
7 75 (10.81%) Bash Shell
8 72 (10.37%) JavaScript
9 58 (8.36%) C
10 50 (7.20%) PowerShell
11 41 (5.91%) C#
11 41 (5.91%) PHP
12 33 (4.76%) Scala
13 24 (3.46%) Groovy
14 21 (3.03%) REXX
14 21 (3.03%) VB
15 17 (2.45%) Haskell
16 15 (2.16%) Tcl
17 14 (2.02%) JCL
18 13 (1.87%) Go
Qualifications
1 83 (11.96%) Security Cleared
2 62 (8.93%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.33%) Degree
4 35 (5.04%) Cisco Certification
5 29 (4.18%) RHCE
6 21 (3.03%) CCNP
7 19 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
7 19 (2.74%) CISSP
8 17 (2.45%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (2.31%) CCNA
10 15 (2.16%) CCIE
11 13 (1.87%) Microsoft Certification
11 13 (1.87%) RHCSA
12 8 (1.15%) MCSE
12 8 (1.15%) SANS
13 7 (1.01%) CCSE
14 6 (0.86%) CCIE Security
14 6 (0.86%) ISEB
15 5 (0.72%) Check Point Certification
16 4 (0.58%) CISA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 19 (2.74%) PCI DSS
2 10 (1.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 9 (1.30%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (1.30%) QA
4 7 (1.01%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 6 (0.86%) JSP 440
6 5 (0.72%) SLA
7 4 (0.58%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.29%) COBIT
8 2 (0.29%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.14%) COSO
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 20000
9 1 (0.14%) PMO
9 1 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 98 (14.12%) Docker
2 83 (11.96%) Active Directory
3 71 (10.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 34 (4.90%) Xen
5 17 (2.45%) vCloud
6 12 (1.73%) KVM
6 12 (1.73%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.30%) Time Sharing Option
8 8 (1.15%) HDFS
8 8 (1.15%) RACF
8 8 (1.15%) Virtual Machines
9 7 (1.01%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 7 (1.01%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 7 (1.01%) Terminal Services
9 7 (1.01%) vSphere
10 6 (0.86%) Tivoli Directory Server
11 5 (0.72%) BitLocker
11 5 (0.72%) Firmware
11 5 (0.72%) Hyper-V
11 5 (0.72%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 212 (30.55%) Puppet
2 136 (19.60%) Ansible
3 114 (16.43%) Opscode Chef
4 44 (6.34%) Kibana
5 40 (5.76%) Grafana
6 31 (4.47%) Salt
7 30 (4.32%) logstash
8 28 (4.03%) Kubernetes
9 25 (3.60%) Terraform
10 20 (2.88%) Nagios
11 14 (2.02%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 13 (1.87%) Graphite
12 13 (1.87%) ZABBIX
13 11 (1.59%) HAProxy
14 10 (1.44%) Mesos
15 9 (1.30%) Nexpose
15 9 (1.30%) Tivoli
16 7 (1.01%) Hadoop YARN
16 7 (1.01%) Marathon
16 7 (1.01%) zSecure
Vendors
1 104 (14.99%) Cisco
2 101 (14.55%) Oracle
3 95 (13.69%) VMware
4 85 (12.25%) Microsoft
5 64 (9.22%) IBM
6 63 (9.08%) Red Hat
7 52 (7.49%) F5
8 47 (6.77%) CheckPoint
8 47 (6.77%) Google
9 46 (6.63%) WSO2
10 44 (6.34%) Juniper
11 27 (3.89%) Splunk
12 26 (3.75%) Palo Alto
13 25 (3.60%) Citrix
13 25 (3.60%) McAfee
13 25 (3.60%) SaltStack
14 19 (2.74%) Adobe
14 19 (2.74%) Blue Coat
14 19 (2.74%) webMethods
15 18 (2.59%) CA
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