Period
to 22 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 357 277 306
Rank change year-on-year -80 +29 +34
Contract jobs citing SSL 670 845 852
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.88% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.02% 5.92% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 565 528
UK median daily rate £520 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +20.93% +1.18% +5.59%
10th Percentile £313 £309 £299
90th Percentile £661 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 13 26
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £14.75 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +123.73% -62.18% +41.82%
10th Percentile £14.05 £11.25 £18.75
90th Percentile £35.00 £35.52 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £14.75 £39.00
% change year-on-year +123.73% -62.18% +95.00%

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 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 13,339 14,264 15,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.13% 14.86% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,237 8,694 8,797
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 699 760 816
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.30% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.03 £11.45 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.75
% change year-on-year -6.98% -1.15% -2.68%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 -65 634 £520 +19.20% 142
London -29 369 £550 +22.11% 50
UK excluding London -117 285 £475 +11.76% 98
South East -50 98 £475 +26.67% 24
North of England -47 53 £455 +10.64% 25
East of England -27 48 £450 -6.25% 13
Midlands -7 46 £500 - 18
West Midlands -10 37 £510 +2.00% 13
Yorkshire -24 26 £460 +3.14% 12
North West -30 21 £419 +2.13% 11
South West -4 18 £448 -5.79% 12
Scotland -31 17 £400 +1.27% 2
East Midlands -3 9 £413 -8.33% 5
North East +21 6 £525 +50.00% 2
Northern Ireland -10 5 £500 +11.11% 3

For the 6 months to 22 February 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.

1 333 (49.70%) Linux
2 278 (41.49%) TCP/IP
3 267 (39.85%) HTTP
4 230 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
5 215 (32.09%) DevOps
6 212 (31.64%) Firewall
7 188 (28.06%) Java
8 178 (26.57%) DNS
9 168 (25.07%) Puppet
10 166 (24.78%) Git (software)
11 152 (22.69%) Configuration Management
12 145 (21.64%) Python
13 143 (21.34%) Continuous Integration
14 137 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
15 132 (19.70%) Cisco
16 131 (19.55%) Jenkins
17 128 (19.10%) Docker
18 113 (16.87%) MongoDB
19 109 (16.27%) Web Services
19 109 (16.27%) IPsec
20 107 (15.97%) Open Source
21 106 (15.82%) VPN
22 105 (15.67%) Windows
23 102 (15.22%) XML
23 102 (15.22%) Apache
23 102 (15.22%) Microservices
24 100 (14.93%) Internet
25 99 (14.78%) SOAP
25 99 (14.78%) VMware
26 94 (14.03%) Unix

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
1 102 (15.22%) Apache
2 63 (9.40%) nginx
3 54 (8.06%) Tomcat
4 42 (6.27%) JBoss
5 40 (5.97%) WebSphere
6 35 (5.22%) MS Exchange
7 33 (4.93%) WebLogic
8 31 (4.63%) Confluence
9 24 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
9 24 (3.58%) IIS
10 21 (3.13%) Apache Solr
11 20 (2.99%) Apache Spark
11 20 (2.99%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 15 (2.24%) SharePoint
13 14 (2.09%) Skype for Business
14 10 (1.49%) Exchange Server 2013
14 10 (1.49%) Jetty
14 10 (1.49%) Mongrel
15 9 (1.34%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (1.34%) Mule
Applications
1 19 (2.84%) Microsoft Office
2 10 (1.49%) MS Visio
3 9 (1.34%) Microsoft Excel
3 9 (1.34%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.30%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 16 (2.39%) RMDS
2 3 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.30%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (0.15%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
4 1 (0.15%) Oracle iProcurement
4 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.15%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 137 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
2 46 (6.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 42 (6.27%) Amazon EC2
4 36 (5.37%) Amazon S3
5 32 (4.78%) GitHub
6 27 (4.03%) Route 53
6 27 (4.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 24 (3.58%) AWS CloudFormation
8 18 (2.69%) Heroku
9 17 (2.54%) IaaS
10 15 (2.24%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (2.09%) Office 365
12 13 (1.94%) npm
12 13 (1.94%) PaaS
13 11 (1.64%) G Suite
13 11 (1.64%) Google Analytics
14 10 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
14 10 (1.49%) SaaS
15 9 (1.34%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (1.34%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 278 (41.49%) TCP/IP
2 267 (39.85%) HTTP
3 212 (31.64%) Firewall
4 178 (26.57%) DNS
5 109 (16.27%) IPsec
6 106 (15.82%) VPN
7 100 (14.93%) Internet
8 84 (12.54%) DHCP
9 82 (12.24%) FTP
10 73 (10.90%) Network Security
11 62 (9.25%) WAN
12 53 (7.91%) LAN
13 45 (6.72%) MPLS
14 43 (6.42%) BGP
14 43 (6.42%) SMTP
15 38 (5.67%) Wireless
16 35 (5.22%) Kerberos
16 35 (5.22%) OSPF
17 32 (4.78%) SAN
18 31 (4.63%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 113 (16.87%) MongoDB
2 73 (10.90%) MySQL
3 71 (10.60%) PostgreSQL
4 50 (7.46%) Relational Database
5 42 (6.27%) SQL Server
6 35 (5.22%) Hadoop
7 34 (5.07%) NoSQL
8 27 (4.03%) Big Data
9 20 (2.99%) HBase
10 18 (2.69%) Apache Hive
11 17 (2.54%) RDBMS
12 16 (2.39%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
14 9 (1.34%) SQL Server 2005
15 8 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
16 7 (1.04%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 6 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
18 5 (0.75%) InfluxDB
18 5 (0.75%) OpenTSDB
18 5 (0.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 166 (24.78%) Git (software)
2 131 (19.55%) Jenkins
3 62 (9.25%) Subversion
4 37 (5.52%) gulp
5 36 (5.37%) Gradle
5 36 (5.37%) Selenium
6 35 (5.22%) JIRA
7 33 (4.93%) JUnit
7 33 (4.93%) Maven
8 31 (4.63%) IntelliJ
9 30 (4.48%) Artifactory
10 29 (4.33%) Sonatype Nexus
11 28 (4.18%) Gatling
12 27 (4.03%) Travis CI
13 25 (3.73%) Eclipse
14 20 (2.99%) GitLab
14 20 (2.99%) Grunt
15 19 (2.84%) Ant
16 17 (2.54%) Geb
16 17 (2.54%) Spock
General
1 80 (11.94%) Finance
2 47 (7.01%) Banking
3 17 (2.54%) Telecoms
4 13 (1.94%) Investment Banking
5 12 (1.79%) Legal
6 8 (1.19%) Retail
7 5 (0.75%) Manufacturing
7 5 (0.75%) Marketing
8 4 (0.60%) Automotive
8 4 (0.60%) Back Office
8 4 (0.60%) Financial Institution
8 4 (0.60%) Law
8 4 (0.60%) Publishing
9 3 (0.45%) Advertising
10 2 (0.30%) Electronics
10 2 (0.30%) Multimedia
10 2 (0.30%) Retail Banking
11 1 (0.15%) French Language
11 1 (0.15%) Local Government
11 1 (0.15%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 108 (16.12%) DevOps Engineer
2 98 (14.63%) Developer
3 79 (11.79%) Architect
4 74 (11.04%) Consultant
5 56 (8.36%) Network Engineer
6 54 (8.06%) Analyst
7 44 (6.57%) Java Developer
8 34 (5.07%) Scala Developer
9 31 (4.63%) Senior DevOps
10 29 (4.33%) Linux Engineer
10 29 (4.33%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 26 (3.88%) AWS Engineer
12 25 (3.73%) AWS DevOps
12 25 (3.73%) Lead DevOps
12 25 (3.73%) Security Engineer
13 24 (3.58%) Infrastructure Engineer
13 24 (3.58%) Solutions Architect
14 22 (3.28%) Agile Developer
14 22 (3.28%) Agile Java Developer
15 21 (3.13%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (16.27%) Web Services
2 102 (15.22%) XML
3 99 (14.78%) SOAP
4 78 (11.64%) REST
5 75 (11.19%) HTML
6 64 (9.55%) CSS
7 63 (9.40%) JSON
8 62 (9.25%) HTML5
9 60 (8.96%) J2EE
10 55 (8.21%) Spring
11 54 (8.06%) Elastic Stack
12 45 (6.72%) SAML
13 43 (6.42%) AngularJS
14 40 (5.97%) .NET
15 38 (5.67%) Middleware
16 33 (4.93%) LDAP
17 30 (4.48%) LEMP Stack
17 30 (4.48%) OAuth
18 29 (4.33%) Hibernate
18 29 (4.33%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 75 (11.19%) Data Centre
2 38 (5.67%) PKI
3 37 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (4.78%) Computer Science
5 23 (3.43%) DataPower
6 19 (2.84%) Enterprise Software
7 16 (2.39%) Clustering
7 16 (2.39%) Management Information System
8 11 (1.64%) Replication
9 10 (1.49%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.34%) Mainframe
10 9 (1.34%) User Experience
11 7 (1.04%) Algorithms
12 6 (0.90%) Client/Server
12 6 (0.90%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 6 (0.90%) Mobile Computing
12 6 (0.90%) RSA SecurID
13 5 (0.75%) Cyberthreat
13 5 (0.75%) Wiki
14 4 (0.60%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 333 (49.70%) Linux
2 105 (15.67%) Windows
3 94 (14.03%) Unix
4 66 (9.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (8.51%) Windows Server
6 26 (3.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 22 (3.28%) Ubuntu
8 18 (2.69%) CentOS
9 9 (1.34%) Mac OS
9 9 (1.34%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.19%) AIX
10 8 (1.19%) Windows 7
11 6 (0.90%) Android
11 6 (0.90%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.75%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.75%) Mac OS X
13 4 (0.60%) Windows 8
14 2 (0.30%) CoreOS
14 2 (0.30%) Debian
14 2 (0.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 230 (34.33%) Agile Software Development
2 215 (32.09%) DevOps
3 152 (22.69%) Configuration Management
4 143 (21.34%) Continuous Integration
5 107 (15.97%) Open Source
6 102 (15.22%) Microservices
7 80 (11.94%) Load Balancing
8 65 (9.70%) TDD
9 62 (9.25%) SOA
10 59 (8.81%) Test Automation
11 58 (8.66%) Software Engineering
12 54 (8.06%) Scrum
13 52 (7.76%) ITIL
14 44 (6.57%) Change Management
15 42 (6.27%) BDD
16 41 (6.12%) Analytics
16 41 (6.12%) Kanban
17 39 (5.82%) Mentoring
18 36 (5.37%) SDLC
18 36 (5.37%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 188 (28.06%) Java
2 145 (21.64%) Python
3 93 (13.88%) SQL
4 92 (13.73%) JavaScript
4 92 (13.73%) Ruby
5 73 (10.90%) Bash Shell
6 56 (8.36%) Scala
7 35 (5.22%) C#
8 34 (5.07%) Perl
9 31 (4.63%) Go
10 30 (4.48%) Groovy
11 26 (3.88%) Shell Script
12 23 (3.43%) TypeScript
13 19 (2.84%) PowerShell
14 17 (2.54%) ES6
15 13 (1.94%) PHP
16 11 (1.64%) C
16 11 (1.64%) Haskell
17 10 (1.49%) ActionScript 2.0
17 10 (1.49%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 94 (14.03%) Security Cleared
2 61 (9.10%) SC Cleared
3 50 (7.46%) Degree
4 47 (7.01%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (4.48%) CISSP
6 29 (4.33%) CCNP
7 21 (3.13%) CCIE
8 20 (2.99%) CCNA
9 19 (2.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 17 (2.54%) Computer Science Degree
11 14 (2.09%) DV Cleared
12 13 (1.94%) MCSE
13 11 (1.64%) BPSS Clearance
13 11 (1.64%) MCP
14 9 (1.34%) CISM
15 8 (1.19%) CCSE
16 6 (0.90%) CEH
16 6 (0.90%) MCSA
16 6 (0.90%) RHCE
17 5 (0.75%) CCSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (2.99%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.49%) GDPR
2 10 (1.49%) RosettaNet
3 9 (1.34%) QA
4 8 (1.19%) SLA
5 7 (1.04%) PCI DSS
6 5 (0.75%) FIPS 140-2
7 4 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
8 3 (0.45%) AS 2805
8 3 (0.45%) Cyber Essentials
8 3 (0.45%) HL7
8 3 (0.45%) ISO 8583
8 3 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 2 (0.30%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
9 2 (0.30%) HMG Security Policy Framework
10 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
10 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.15%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 128 (19.10%) Docker
2 90 (13.43%) Active Directory
3 44 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
4 21 (3.13%) Apache Flume
5 20 (2.99%) Microsoft App-V
5 20 (2.99%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (2.84%) HDFS
7 17 (2.54%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 17 (2.54%) Hyper-V
8 15 (2.24%) vSphere
9 11 (1.64%) NFS
10 9 (1.34%) BitLocker
10 9 (1.34%) ProxySG
10 9 (1.34%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.34%) Xen
11 8 (1.19%) DFS Replication
11 8 (1.19%) vCloud
12 6 (0.90%) Varnish
13 5 (0.75%) Firmware
13 5 (0.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 168 (25.07%) Puppet
2 84 (12.54%) Ansible
3 80 (11.94%) Kibana
3 80 (11.94%) Opscode Chef
4 67 (10.00%) Grafana
5 50 (7.46%) Kubernetes
6 43 (6.42%) logstash
7 42 (6.27%) Terraform
8 35 (5.22%) SCCM
9 28 (4.18%) Single Sign-On
10 27 (4.03%) Salt
11 21 (3.13%) HAProxy
12 19 (2.84%) Docker Swarm
12 19 (2.84%) Hadoop YARN
13 18 (2.69%) Prometheus
14 16 (2.39%) Ambari
14 16 (2.39%) Fluentd
14 16 (2.39%) Oozie
15 14 (2.09%) Apache Slider
15 14 (2.09%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 132 (19.70%) Cisco
2 99 (14.78%) VMware
3 68 (10.15%) Microsoft
4 67 (10.00%) HP
5 66 (9.85%) Citrix
6 64 (9.55%) CheckPoint
7 56 (8.36%) Juniper
8 53 (7.91%) Oracle
9 42 (6.27%) Dell
9 42 (6.27%) F5
10 39 (5.82%) IBM
11 35 (5.22%) webMethods
12 32 (4.78%) Google
13 29 (4.33%) Splunk
14 25 (3.73%) Fortinet
15 23 (3.43%) NetApp
15 23 (3.43%) Palo Alto
15 23 (3.43%) Red Hat
16 20 (2.99%) Hortonworks
17 19 (2.84%) Reuters