Period
to 22 September 2018

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 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)
UK
6 months to
22 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 339 368 272
Rank change year-on-year +29 -96 +40
Contract jobs citing SSL 744 646 1,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.73% 0.65% 0.95%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.51% 4.80% 6.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 478 410 660
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +14.88% +3.91%
10th Percentile £311 £313 £305
90th Percentile £625 £625 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% +3.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 8 17
UK median hourly rate £26.00 £23.20 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.06% -38.13% -3.85%
10th Percentile £11.63 £13.00 £35.80
90th Percentile £36.05 £34.58 £42.40
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £16.41 £37.25
% change year-on-year +58.49% -55.96% -4.49%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 13,510 13,455 16,721
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.25% 13.63% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,199 8,152 10,194
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £195 £220
90th Percentile £606 £585 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 716 739 832
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +23.85%
10th Percentile £12.21 £10.96 £11.52
90th Percentile £47.92 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.39 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +4.78% -26.00% +23.85%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 September 2018.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL over the 6 months to 22 September 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SSL in the UK

SSL
Top 15 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 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
England +41 699 £500 - 97
UK excluding London -1 385 £425 -10.53% 78
London +28 339 £539 +7.75% 28
South East +41 113 £425 -12.95% 17
North of England +2 85 £425 -8.36% 19
East of England -3 82 £425 -18.27% 9
Midlands -15 73 £410 -13.68% 9
Yorkshire +24 54 £425 -10.53% 7
West Midlands -41 49 £428 -13.48% 6
North West -29 25 £338 - 12
East Midlands +20 24 £410 -0.61% 3
Scotland -50 24 £450 +5.08% 9
South West -18 9 £525 +16.67% 15
North East -20 6 £465 -11.43%
Wales - 2 £500 -

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 with a requirement for SSL.

1 369 (49.60%) Linux
2 330 (44.35%) HTTP
3 312 (41.94%) TCP/IP
4 281 (37.77%) DevOps
5 260 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
6 241 (32.39%) Java
7 237 (31.85%) DNS
8 234 (31.45%) Jenkins
9 219 (29.44%) Firewall
10 215 (28.90%) Git (software)
11 202 (27.15%) Puppet
11 202 (27.15%) Python
12 199 (26.75%) Configuration Management
13 198 (26.61%) Amazon AWS
14 187 (25.13%) Continuous Integration
15 181 (24.33%) Windows
16 176 (23.66%) Apache
17 166 (22.31%) Docker
18 161 (21.64%) Open Source
19 156 (20.97%) Ansible
20 155 (20.83%) MongoDB
20 155 (20.83%) Unix
21 145 (19.49%) nginx
22 136 (18.28%) Microservices
22 136 (18.28%) JavaScript
23 135 (18.15%) SQL
24 131 (17.61%) Perl
24 131 (17.61%) VPN
24 131 (17.61%) IPsec
25 121 (16.26%) Microsoft

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
1 176 (23.66%) Apache
2 145 (19.49%) nginx
3 121 (16.26%) Tomcat
4 75 (10.08%) IIS
5 52 (6.99%) WebSphere
6 50 (6.72%) JBoss
7 46 (6.18%) Apache Spark
7 46 (6.18%) Elasticsearch
8 34 (4.57%) WebLogic
9 25 (3.36%) Confluence
9 25 (3.36%) Jetty
9 25 (3.36%) Mongrel
10 20 (2.69%) Skype for Business
11 17 (2.28%) SharePoint
12 15 (2.02%) Apache Solr
12 15 (2.02%) OpenStack
13 14 (1.88%) WebSphere Application Server
14 11 (1.48%) SharePoint 2013
15 7 (0.94%) MS Exchange
15 7 (0.94%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 25 (3.36%) Microsoft Office
2 23 (3.09%) MS Visio
3 22 (2.96%) Microsoft Excel
4 15 (2.02%) Microsoft Project
5 12 (1.61%) Microsoft PowerPoint
6 1 (0.13%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.13%) Maya
6 1 (0.13%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (0.40%) SAP Hybris
2 2 (0.27%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.13%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.13%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.13%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.13%) Salesforce.com CRM
Cloud Services
1 198 (26.61%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (13.71%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (7.39%) GitHub
4 48 (6.45%) Google Analytics
5 43 (5.78%) Google Cloud Platform
6 39 (5.24%) Amazon EC2
7 38 (5.11%) Heroku
8 33 (4.44%) PaaS
9 31 (4.17%) IaaS
10 29 (3.90%) SaaS
11 25 (3.36%) Google App Engine
12 24 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (2.69%) Amazon S3
14 15 (2.02%) Azure Active Directory
15 14 (1.88%) Route 53
16 12 (1.61%) Office 365
17 11 (1.48%) AWS CloudFormation
18 9 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
19 7 (0.94%) Amazon CloudWatch
19 7 (0.94%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 330 (44.35%) HTTP
2 312 (41.94%) TCP/IP
3 237 (31.85%) DNS
4 219 (29.44%) Firewall
5 131 (17.61%) IPsec
5 131 (17.61%) VPN
6 111 (14.92%) FTP
7 94 (12.63%) Internet
8 84 (11.29%) WAN
9 78 (10.48%) LAN
10 76 (10.22%) DHCP
11 74 (9.95%) Network Security
12 62 (8.33%) HTTPS
13 60 (8.06%) Kerberos
14 54 (7.26%) Wireless
15 44 (5.91%) MPLS
16 35 (4.70%) Cisco ASA
17 32 (4.30%) BGP
18 31 (4.17%) Cisco Nexus
19 30 (4.03%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (20.83%) MongoDB
2 92 (12.37%) MySQL
3 91 (12.23%) NoSQL
4 89 (11.96%) PostgreSQL
5 58 (7.80%) SQL Server
6 48 (6.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 39 (5.24%) Big Data
8 38 (5.11%) Hadoop
8 38 (5.11%) Relational Database
9 23 (3.09%) RDBMS
10 22 (2.96%) Apache Hive
11 21 (2.82%) HBase
12 14 (1.88%) Redis
13 13 (1.75%) MariaDB
13 13 (1.75%) Power BI
14 11 (1.48%) Amazon RDS
14 11 (1.48%) Oracle Database
15 7 (0.94%) Amazon Redshift
15 7 (0.94%) Pentaho
15 7 (0.94%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 234 (31.45%) Jenkins
2 215 (28.90%) Git (software)
3 62 (8.33%) gulp
4 58 (7.80%) Gatling
5 57 (7.66%) Cucumber
6 56 (7.53%) Selenium
7 53 (7.12%) IntelliJ
8 51 (6.85%) Artifactory
9 50 (6.72%) Ant
10 47 (6.32%) GitLab
11 46 (6.18%) Subversion
12 45 (6.05%) Travis CI
13 43 (5.78%) JIRA
14 37 (4.97%) Grunt
14 37 (4.97%) Karma Test Runner
14 37 (4.97%) Sublime Text
15 35 (4.70%) Bitbucket
15 35 (4.70%) Maven
16 29 (3.90%) Gradle
16 29 (3.90%) JUnit
General
1 80 (10.75%) Finance
2 43 (5.78%) Telecoms
3 41 (5.51%) Banking
4 25 (3.36%) Legal
5 10 (1.34%) Retail
6 7 (0.94%) Games
6 7 (0.94%) Manufacturing
6 7 (0.94%) Marketing
7 5 (0.67%) Back Office
8 4 (0.54%) Retail Banking
9 3 (0.40%) Electronics
9 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
10 2 (0.27%) Investment Banking
11 1 (0.13%) Dutch Language
11 1 (0.13%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.13%) French Language
11 1 (0.13%) Front Office
11 1 (0.13%) German Language
11 1 (0.13%) Local Government
11 1 (0.13%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 169 (22.72%) Developer
2 128 (17.20%) DevOps Engineer
3 61 (8.20%) Java Developer
4 60 (8.06%) Architect
5 54 (7.26%) Network Engineer
6 51 (6.85%) Consultant
7 45 (6.05%) Analyst
8 34 (4.57%) Administrator
9 32 (4.30%) Scala Developer
10 31 (4.17%) Linux Engineer
11 30 (4.03%) AWS Engineer
12 28 (3.76%) AWS DevOps
13 27 (3.63%) Infrastructure Engineer
14 26 (3.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 25 (3.36%) Security Engineer
16 23 (3.09%) Support Engineer
17 20 (2.69%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 20 (2.69%) Security Analyst
18 18 (2.42%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 18 (2.42%) Network Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 104 (13.98%) REST
2 97 (13.04%) CSS
3 89 (11.96%) SOAP
4 87 (11.69%) HTML
5 85 (11.42%) OAuth
6 81 (10.89%) AngularJS
6 81 (10.89%) XML
7 76 (10.22%) Servlets
8 72 (9.68%) HTML5
8 72 (9.68%) Node.js
9 70 (9.41%) SAML
10 69 (9.27%) J2EE
10 69 (9.27%) Spring
11 68 (9.14%) JSON
12 59 (7.93%) LDAP
13 58 (7.80%) .NET
14 57 (7.66%) Middleware
15 48 (6.45%) Elastic Stack
15 48 (6.45%) Gherkin
16 47 (6.32%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 60 (8.06%) PKI
2 58 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
3 49 (6.59%) Data Centre
4 44 (5.91%) Linux Command Line
5 29 (3.90%) Clustering
6 26 (3.49%) Self-Motivation
7 24 (3.23%) Management Information System
8 21 (2.82%) Computer Science
9 16 (2.15%) Fintech
10 14 (1.88%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (1.88%) Public Cloud
11 13 (1.75%) DataPower
11 13 (1.75%) Mobile App
12 12 (1.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 11 (1.48%) Cloud Native
13 11 (1.48%) Replication
14 10 (1.34%) Credit Risk
15 9 (1.21%) User Experience
16 8 (1.08%) Algorithms
17 6 (0.81%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 369 (49.60%) Linux
2 181 (24.33%) Windows
3 155 (20.83%) Unix
4 70 (9.41%) Windows Server
5 56 (7.53%) Ubuntu
6 44 (5.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 29 (3.90%) Windows Server 2012
8 26 (3.49%) Windows Server 2008
9 24 (3.23%) Solaris
10 18 (2.42%) Android
11 16 (2.15%) CentOS
12 15 (2.02%) Apple iOS
13 14 (1.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 12 (1.61%) SUSE
15 10 (1.34%) AIX
15 10 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (1.08%) Windows 10
16 8 (1.08%) zOS
17 6 (0.81%) Check Point GAiA
17 6 (0.81%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (37.77%) DevOps
2 260 (34.95%) Agile Software Development
3 199 (26.75%) Configuration Management
4 187 (25.13%) Continuous Integration
5 161 (21.64%) Open Source
6 136 (18.28%) Microservices
7 109 (14.65%) Test Automation
8 96 (12.90%) Load Balancing
9 89 (11.96%) ITIL
10 73 (9.81%) Analytics
11 72 (9.68%) Software Engineering
12 70 (9.41%) TDD
13 68 (9.14%) Problem-Solving
14 64 (8.60%) Scrum
15 63 (8.47%) Change Management
15 63 (8.47%) Deployment Automation
16 46 (6.18%) Kanban
17 44 (5.91%) Identity Access Management
18 39 (5.24%) OO
19 38 (5.11%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 241 (32.39%) Java
2 202 (27.15%) Python
3 136 (18.28%) JavaScript
4 135 (18.15%) SQL
5 131 (17.61%) Perl
6 115 (15.46%) Ruby
7 88 (11.83%) Bash Shell
8 77 (10.35%) C#
9 59 (7.93%) Groovy
10 56 (7.53%) Shell Script
11 53 (7.12%) Scala
12 51 (6.85%) Haskell
13 38 (5.11%) Java 8
14 36 (4.84%) ES6
15 34 (4.57%) PowerShell
16 30 (4.03%) PHP
17 26 (3.49%) TypeScript
18 18 (2.42%) C
19 13 (1.75%) Go
20 10 (1.34%) C++
Qualifications
1 74 (9.95%) Security Cleared
2 69 (9.27%) Cisco Certification
3 56 (7.53%) SC Cleared
4 51 (6.85%) CCNP
5 37 (4.97%) CCNA
6 25 (3.36%) Degree
7 20 (2.69%) CCSE
8 13 (1.75%) CISSP
8 13 (1.75%) Microsoft Certification
9 12 (1.61%) DV Cleared
10 10 (1.34%) Computer Science Degree
11 8 (1.08%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.81%) CCIE
12 6 (0.81%) CCSA
13 5 (0.67%) CompTIA Security+
13 5 (0.67%) GSEC
14 4 (0.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 4 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
14 4 (0.54%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
14 4 (0.54%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (3.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 18 (2.42%) QA
3 14 (1.88%) SLA
4 12 (1.61%) GDPR
5 11 (1.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 9 (1.21%) FedRAMP
6 9 (1.21%) HIPAA
7 8 (1.08%) PCI DSS
8 6 (0.81%) Data Quality
9 5 (0.67%) HL7
10 3 (0.40%) Disclosure Scotland
10 3 (0.40%) Government Security Classifications
11 1 (0.13%) ISAE 3402
11 1 (0.13%) SAS 70
System Software
1 166 (22.31%) Docker
2 84 (11.29%) VMware Infrastructure
3 77 (10.35%) Active Directory
4 37 (4.97%) Xen
5 22 (2.96%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (2.82%) HDFS
7 18 (2.42%) Squid
8 11 (1.48%) etcd
8 11 (1.48%) flannel
9 10 (1.34%) Hyper-V
9 10 (1.34%) vCloud
10 9 (1.21%) NFS
10 9 (1.21%) ProxySG
10 9 (1.21%) VMware ESXi
11 7 (0.94%) Apache Flume
11 7 (0.94%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 6 (0.81%) Firmware
12 6 (0.81%) RACF
12 6 (0.81%) VMware NSX
13 5 (0.67%) Samba
Systems Management
1 202 (27.15%) Puppet
2 156 (20.97%) Ansible
3 103 (13.84%) Opscode Chef
4 76 (10.22%) Kubernetes
5 71 (9.54%) Kibana
6 66 (8.87%) Grafana
7 52 (6.99%) Terraform
8 47 (6.32%) Single Sign-On
9 33 (4.44%) Docker Swarm
10 30 (4.03%) logstash
11 23 (3.09%) HAProxy
12 21 (2.82%) Hadoop YARN
13 18 (2.42%) CA Single Sign-On
14 17 (2.28%) Ambari
15 16 (2.15%) Mesos
16 14 (1.88%) Oozie
17 13 (1.75%) Nagios
18 11 (1.48%) Prometheus
18 11 (1.48%) rkt
18 11 (1.48%) Salt
Vendors
1 121 (16.26%) Microsoft
2 110 (14.78%) Cisco
3 104 (13.98%) Google
4 101 (13.58%) VMware
5 68 (9.14%) CheckPoint
6 53 (7.12%) F5
6 53 (7.12%) Splunk
7 51 (6.85%) IBM
7 51 (6.85%) Juniper
8 49 (6.59%) Red Hat
9 43 (5.78%) Palo Alto
10 39 (5.24%) Oracle
11 34 (4.57%) HP
12 32 (4.30%) Adobe
12 32 (4.30%) ServiceNow
13 30 (4.03%) Aruba
14 28 (3.76%) CA
14 28 (3.76%) webMethods
15 25 (3.36%) Axway
16 24 (3.23%) SolarWinds