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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 267 291 325
Rank change year-on-year +24 +34  
Contract jobs citing SSL 403 420 365
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.89% 0.78% 0.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.18% 5.31% 4.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 279 262 201
Median daily rate £475 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.50% +2.81%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £301 £271
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +15.31% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 12 4
Median hourly rate £17.00 £42.75 £17.11
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.23% +149.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.20 £25.21 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.56 £54.50 £17.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £42.75 £17.11
% change year-on-year -60.23% +149.85%  

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 6520 7903 8008
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.46% 14.75% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4030 4739 4375
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £233 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 336 444
Median hourly rate £24.00 £32.25 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -25.58% +17.27%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

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 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in the UK

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 28 March 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 +19 370 £475 +14.45% 67
London +61 164 £475 +11.76% 17
South East -66 58 £463 +16.35% 22
East of England +42 53 £515 +4.30% 7
North West +32 35 £400 -11.11% 4
Manchester +20 24 £400 - 3
City of London -2 23 £475 +15.15% 3
West Midlands +17 22 £500 +66.66% 1
Essex +13 19 £550 +25.71%
Hertfordshire - 19 £405 -
Scotland +20 17 £416 +1.21% 1
Hampshire -25 17 £403 +18.38% 7
Oxfordshire - 16 £513 - 6
South West +1 15 £538 +16.21% 7
Yorkshire +2 14 £450 -0.88% 6
Southend-on-Sea -10 13 £550 +25.65%
Cambridgeshire +14 10 £515 - 3
Birmingham +5 10 £525 +31.25%
Renfrewshire - 10 £416 -
Erskine - 10 £416 -
Shropshire +36 9 £500 -
East Midlands -5 9 £515 +39.18% 1
Wales - 9 £425 -
Hatfield - 9 £405 -
Cheshire +18 8 £413 -10.75% 1
Leicestershire - 8 £515 -
West Sussex +12 7 £512 -
West Yorkshire +3 7 £438 -10.25% 6
Telford +39 6 £500 -
Oxford - 6 £525 -

SSL
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 March 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.

1 421 (55.10%) Linux
2 336 (43.98%) TCP/IP
3 305 (39.92%) HTTP
4 245 (32.07%) DevOps
5 233 (30.50%) Firewall
6 230 (30.10%) Java
7 225 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
8 212 (27.75%) Configuration Management
9 203 (26.57%) Puppet
10 199 (26.05%) DNS
11 197 (25.79%) Jenkins
12 195 (25.52%) Windows
13 185 (24.21%) Python
14 175 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
15 163 (21.34%) Open Source
16 159 (20.81%) Cisco
17 158 (20.68%) VPN
18 157 (20.55%) Amazon AWS
19 155 (20.29%) Unix
20 154 (20.16%) Git (software)
21 139 (18.19%) Apache
22 132 (17.28%) Security Cleared
23 126 (16.49%) Finance
24 125 (16.36%) Ruby
25 117 (15.31%) Opscode Chef
26 115 (15.05%) SC Cleared
27 114 (14.92%) Ansible
28 113 (14.79%) Microsoft
29 112 (14.66%) Oracle
30 111 (14.53%) Active Directory

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
1 139 (18.19%) Apache
2 102 (13.35%) Tomcat
3 88 (11.52%) WebSphere
4 78 (10.21%) nginx
5 68 (8.90%) JBoss
6 66 (8.64%) IIS
7 41 (5.37%) WebLogic
8 38 (4.97%) WebSphere Application Server
9 31 (4.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 29 (3.80%) Confluence
11 24 (3.14%) Jetty
11 24 (3.14%) Mongrel
12 22 (2.88%) Elasticsearch
13 21 (2.75%) OpenStack
14 13 (1.70%) IBM HTTP Server
15 12 (1.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 11 (1.44%) MS Exchange
16 11 (1.44%) Skype for Business
17 10 (1.31%) CMS
18 7 (0.92%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 21 (2.75%) MS Excel
2 12 (1.57%) MS Office
3 4 (0.52%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.26%) HipChat
4 2 (0.26%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.31%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 7 (0.92%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.79%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 6 (0.79%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 4 (0.52%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.26%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.26%) Remedy ITSM
6 1 (0.13%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.13%) OpenText MBPM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle BPM
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.13%) Oracle Receivables
6 1 (0.13%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 157 (20.55%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (6.68%) Microsoft Azure
3 45 (5.89%) Amazon EC2
4 33 (4.32%) GitHub
5 29 (3.80%) IaaS
6 24 (3.14%) PaaS
7 23 (3.01%) Google App Engine
7 23 (3.01%) Google Cloud Platform
8 22 (2.88%) Amazon S3
9 21 (2.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 16 (2.09%) Route 53
11 15 (1.96%) Google Analytics
12 12 (1.57%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 12 (1.57%) SaaS
13 10 (1.31%) Amazon ELB
13 10 (1.31%) Cloud Computing
13 10 (1.31%) Oracle CX
14 9 (1.18%) AWS CloudFormation
14 9 (1.18%) Office 365
15 8 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 336 (43.98%) TCP/IP
2 305 (39.92%) HTTP
3 233 (30.50%) Firewall
4 199 (26.05%) DNS
5 158 (20.68%) VPN
6 107 (14.01%) IPsec
7 86 (11.26%) Network Security
8 82 (10.73%) LAN
9 79 (10.34%) LDAP
10 78 (10.21%) DHCP
11 72 (9.42%) Internet
11 72 (9.42%) WAN
12 59 (7.72%) HTTPS
13 58 (7.59%) Wireless
14 54 (7.07%) FTP
15 53 (6.94%) Cisco ASA
16 47 (6.15%) Intrusion Detection
17 46 (6.02%) Cisco Nexus
17 46 (6.02%) MPLS
18 45 (5.89%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 109 (14.27%) PostgreSQL
2 102 (13.35%) MongoDB
3 88 (11.52%) MySQL
4 58 (7.59%) Relational Database
5 57 (7.46%) SQL Server
6 37 (4.84%) Oracle Database
7 35 (4.58%) Redis
8 26 (3.40%) NoSQL
9 19 (2.49%) Amazon RDS
10 17 (2.23%) BusinessObjects
10 17 (2.23%) Oracle Database 11g
11 13 (1.70%) RDBMS
12 12 (1.57%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 10 (1.31%) Big Data
13 10 (1.31%) Oracle ODI
14 9 (1.18%) Hadoop
15 8 (1.05%) Oracle Database 12c
16 7 (0.92%) DB2
16 7 (0.92%) SQL Server 2012
17 6 (0.79%) Apache Hive
Development Applications
1 197 (25.79%) Jenkins
2 154 (20.16%) Git (software)
3 69 (9.03%) Subversion
4 38 (4.97%) Maven
5 36 (4.71%) JIRA
5 36 (4.71%) Travis CI
6 31 (4.06%) Selenium
7 30 (3.93%) Vagrant
8 28 (3.66%) Sonatype Nexus
9 27 (3.53%) Grunt
10 26 (3.40%) gulp
11 25 (3.27%) Karma Test Runner
12 23 (3.01%) Ant
13 20 (2.62%) Cucumber
14 19 (2.49%) IntelliJ
15 18 (2.36%) Bitbucket
16 17 (2.23%) MSI
17 15 (1.96%) Gatling
17 15 (1.96%) Sublime Text
18 13 (1.70%) Octopus Deploy
General
1 126 (16.49%) Finance
2 42 (5.50%) Banking
3 30 (3.93%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.83%) Retail
5 13 (1.70%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.31%) Games
7 8 (1.05%) Investment Banking
7 8 (1.05%) Marketing
8 6 (0.79%) Electronics
8 6 (0.79%) Manufacturing
9 4 (0.52%) Advertising
9 4 (0.52%) Back Office
10 3 (0.39%) Law
11 2 (0.26%) Legal
11 2 (0.26%) Local Government
11 2 (0.26%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.13%) Avionics
12 1 (0.13%) German Language
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 128 (16.75%) DevOps Engineer
2 88 (11.52%) Developer
3 85 (11.13%) Network Engineer
4 58 (7.59%) Architect
5 49 (6.41%) Security Engineer
6 38 (4.97%) Consultant
7 34 (4.45%) Linux Engineer
8 33 (4.32%) Administrator
9 25 (3.27%) Network Security Engineer
9 25 (3.27%) Software Engineer
10 24 (3.14%) Analyst
10 24 (3.14%) Support Engineer
11 22 (2.88%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 21 (2.75%) Cisco Engineer
12 21 (2.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 21 (2.75%) Technical Architect
13 20 (2.62%) Cisco Network Engineer
13 20 (2.62%) Senior DevOps
14 19 (2.49%) AWS DevOps
14 19 (2.49%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (12.30%) Web Services
2 76 (9.95%) J2EE
3 65 (8.51%) Middleware
4 62 (8.12%) .NET
5 61 (7.98%) Node.js
6 58 (7.59%) REST
7 53 (6.94%) JSON
8 47 (6.15%) HTML
8 47 (6.15%) SOAP
9 46 (6.02%) XML
10 44 (5.76%) Servlets
11 41 (5.37%) CSS
12 38 (4.97%) AngularJS
13 31 (4.06%) SAML
14 28 (3.66%) Elastic Stack
14 28 (3.66%) LAPP Stack
15 25 (3.27%) Software Packaging
16 24 (3.14%) jQuery
16 24 (3.14%) LAMP
17 23 (3.01%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 83 (10.86%) Data Centre
2 61 (7.98%) Clustering
3 48 (6.28%) Analytical Skills
4 40 (5.24%) PKI
5 32 (4.19%) Management Information System
6 31 (4.06%) Computer Science
7 21 (2.75%) Enterprise Software
8 14 (1.83%) DataPower
9 13 (1.70%) Device Driver
10 12 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
10 12 (1.57%) User Experience
11 10 (1.31%) Graphic Design
12 9 (1.18%) Hedge funds
12 9 (1.18%) Replication
13 8 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
13 8 (1.05%) Hybrid Cloud
13 8 (1.05%) Wiki
14 7 (0.92%) Cloud Native
14 7 (0.92%) Fat Client
14 7 (0.92%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 421 (55.10%) Linux
2 195 (25.52%) Windows
3 155 (20.29%) Unix
4 106 (13.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (8.38%) Windows Server
6 48 (6.28%) AIX
7 46 (6.02%) CentOS
8 44 (5.76%) Windows Server 2008
9 42 (5.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 32 (4.19%) Ubuntu
11 31 (4.06%) Windows 7
12 30 (3.93%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (3.14%) CoreOS
14 23 (3.01%) Windows 10
15 16 (2.09%) Windows XP
16 15 (1.96%) Solaris
17 14 (1.83%) Fedora
18 13 (1.70%) Oracle Linux
19 11 (1.44%) SUSE
19 11 (1.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 245 (32.07%) DevOps
2 225 (29.45%) Agile Software Development
3 212 (27.75%) Configuration Management
4 175 (22.91%) Continuous Integration
5 163 (21.34%) Open Source
6 96 (12.57%) Load Balancing
7 84 (10.99%) ITIL
8 65 (8.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 62 (8.12%) Scrum
10 57 (7.46%) Information Security
11 52 (6.81%) SOA
12 51 (6.68%) High Availability
13 50 (6.54%) Software Engineering
14 47 (6.15%) Migration
15 46 (6.02%) Microservices
16 41 (5.37%) TDD
17 40 (5.24%) Penetration Testing
18 35 (4.58%) Coaching
19 33 (4.32%) Mentoring
19 33 (4.32%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 230 (30.10%) Java
2 185 (24.21%) Python
3 125 (16.36%) Ruby
4 110 (14.40%) Perl
5 85 (11.13%) SQL
6 76 (9.95%) JavaScript
7 74 (9.69%) Bash Shell
8 70 (9.16%) PowerShell
9 61 (7.98%) Shell Script
10 55 (7.20%) C
11 43 (5.63%) PHP
12 41 (5.37%) C#
13 22 (2.88%) VB
14 21 (2.75%) Scala
15 19 (2.49%) Go
16 17 (2.23%) Korn
17 15 (1.96%) Groovy
17 15 (1.96%) Haskell
18 13 (1.70%) Tcl
19 12 (1.57%) REXX
Qualifications
1 132 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 115 (15.05%) SC Cleared
3 53 (6.94%) Cisco Certification
4 45 (5.89%) Degree
5 35 (4.58%) CCNP
6 31 (4.06%) CISSP
7 24 (3.14%) CCIE
8 22 (2.88%) CCNA
9 21 (2.75%) RHCE
10 15 (1.96%) CCSE
10 15 (1.96%) JNCIP
10 15 (1.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 14 (1.83%) BPSS Clearance
12 12 (1.57%) Check Point Certification
13 11 (1.44%) MCSE
14 9 (1.18%) JNCIA
15 8 (1.05%) ITIL Certification
16 7 (0.92%) CISA
16 7 (0.92%) JNCIE
16 7 (0.92%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (2.88%) PCI DSS
2 14 (1.83%) QA
3 11 (1.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.05%) HIPAA
4 8 (1.05%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 7 (0.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.79%) JSP 440
6 6 (0.79%) SLA
7 2 (0.26%) ISO20022
7 2 (0.26%) SEPA
System Software
1 111 (14.53%) Active Directory
2 74 (9.69%) VMware Infrastructure
3 65 (8.51%) Docker
4 32 (4.19%) vCloud
5 24 (3.14%) Xen
6 23 (3.01%) vSphere
7 20 (2.62%) Firmware
8 15 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
9 10 (1.31%) etcd
9 10 (1.31%) flannel
10 9 (1.18%) Terminal Services
10 9 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
10 9 (1.18%) XenApp
11 8 (1.05%) NFS
12 7 (0.92%) ProxySG
12 7 (0.92%) XenDesktop
13 6 (0.79%) HDFS
14 5 (0.65%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 5 (0.65%) BitLocker
14 5 (0.65%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 203 (26.57%) Puppet
2 117 (15.31%) Opscode Chef
3 114 (14.92%) Ansible
4 50 (6.54%) Salt
5 46 (6.02%) Kibana
6 31 (4.06%) Nagios
7 27 (3.53%) Grafana
8 25 (3.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 23 (3.01%) Graphite
9 23 (3.01%) Terraform
10 22 (2.88%) logstash
11 21 (2.75%) SCCM
12 18 (2.36%) FortiGate
13 17 (2.23%) Kubernetes
14 16 (2.09%) Forum Sentry
14 16 (2.09%) Mesos
14 16 (2.09%) ZABBIX
15 14 (1.83%) Marathon
16 10 (1.31%) Consul
16 10 (1.31%) Rancher
Vendors
1 159 (20.81%) Cisco
2 113 (14.79%) Microsoft
3 112 (14.66%) Oracle
4 104 (13.61%) VMware
5 94 (12.30%) Juniper
6 73 (9.55%) CheckPoint
7 71 (9.29%) IBM
8 63 (8.25%) Red Hat
9 55 (7.20%) F5
10 47 (6.15%) Palo Alto
11 44 (5.76%) Google
12 34 (4.45%) HP
13 32 (4.19%) Blue Coat
14 28 (3.66%) Rackspace
15 27 (3.53%) Citrix
15 27 (3.53%) Intel Security
16 24 (3.14%) Sourcefire
17 23 (3.01%) Atlassian
18 19 (2.49%) ServiceNow
19 18 (2.36%) WSO2
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