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 May 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 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 334 257 285
Rank change year-on-year -77 +28  
Contract jobs citing SSL 285 524 441
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.64% 0.96% 0.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.74% 6.08% 5.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 325 243
Median daily rate £493 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.12% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £310 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £493 £389 £350
% change year-on-year +26.68% +11.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 11 14
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 6009 8618 8139
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.42% 15.80% 14.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 3578 5221 4532
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £531 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +6.84% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 360 387 474
Median hourly rate £26.00 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.45% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.38 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -5.58% +11.53%  

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 May 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 28 May 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 -61 261 £500 +19.04% 52
London -11 117 £494 +9.72% 25
East of England +21 40 £519 +48.21% 2
South East -42 40 £500 +21.95% 8
Essex +20 30 £523 -
North West +10 24 £375 - 3
Southend-on-Sea - 23 £531 -
West Midlands +19 22 £475 +38.18% 6
City of London +2 19 £550 +29.41% 5
Hampshire -2 17 £505 +46.90% 3
Shropshire +45 16 £494 - 1
Telford +41 16 £494 - 1
Scotland +6 16 £445 +34.84%
Manchester +2 13 £268 -28.61% 2
Cheshire +34 11 £401 +21.36%
Glasgow +1 11 £450 +12.50%
Berkshire +10 8 £425 +3.03% 2
Yorkshire +2 7 £463 +4.51% 3
South West -2 7 £460 +15.00% 5
West Sussex +30 6 £488 +39.50%
East Midlands -10 6 £445 -27.64% 1
Reading +10 5 - - 1
Nottinghamshire +1 5 £375 -39.02%
Worthing - 5 £488 -
Knutsford +6 4 - -
Nottingham +4 4 £375 -39.02%
Basingstoke +4 4 £600 +8.89%
Birmingham +3 4 £348 -0.71%
North Yorkshire - 4 £475 - 1
Cambridgeshire +5 3 £515 +52.59%

For the 6 months to 28 May 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.

1 413 (58.42%) Linux
2 314 (44.41%) HTTP
3 311 (43.99%) TCP/IP
4 253 (35.79%) DevOps
5 243 (34.37%) Agile Software Development
6 219 (30.98%) Java
7 214 (30.27%) Firewall
8 208 (29.42%) Configuration Management
8 208 (29.42%) Jenkins
9 205 (29.00%) Puppet
10 197 (27.86%) Git (software)
11 190 (26.87%) Python
12 183 (25.88%) Continuous Integration
13 174 (24.61%) Open Source
14 165 (23.34%) Windows
15 163 (23.06%) Unix
16 162 (22.91%) DNS
17 157 (22.21%) Apache
18 146 (20.65%) Amazon AWS
19 125 (17.68%) Ansible
20 122 (17.26%) Perl
21 121 (17.11%) VPN
22 119 (16.83%) Finance
23 117 (16.55%) Cisco
24 114 (16.12%) Ruby
25 111 (15.70%) Opscode Chef
26 103 (14.57%) Tomcat
27 102 (14.43%) MongoDB
27 102 (14.43%) Test Automation
27 102 (14.43%) Security Cleared

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
1 157 (22.21%) Apache
2 103 (14.57%) Tomcat
3 81 (11.46%) JBoss
4 78 (11.03%) WebSphere
5 74 (10.47%) nginx
6 50 (7.07%) IIS
7 45 (6.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 38 (5.37%) WebLogic
9 29 (4.10%) WebSphere Application Server
10 25 (3.54%) OpenStack
11 22 (3.11%) Jetty
11 22 (3.11%) Mongrel
12 15 (2.12%) Confluence
13 14 (1.98%) Elasticsearch
14 13 (1.84%) CMS
15 11 (1.56%) SharePoint
16 10 (1.41%) IBM HTTP Server
17 9 (1.27%) MS Exchange
18 8 (1.13%) Exchange Server 2010
18 8 (1.13%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 11 (1.56%) Microsoft Office
2 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.57%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 4 (0.57%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.42%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.14%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 10 (1.41%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 7 (0.99%) Payment Gateway
3 6 (0.85%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.42%) Infor M3
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle Applications
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle EBS
5 2 (0.28%) Oracle iProcurement
5 2 (0.28%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.28%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.14%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Financials
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle HRMS
6 1 (0.14%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.14%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 146 (20.65%) Amazon AWS
2 51 (7.21%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (4.24%) GitHub
4 28 (3.96%) Amazon EC2
5 24 (3.39%) IaaS
6 22 (3.11%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (3.11%) PaaS
7 21 (2.97%) Google App Engine
8 19 (2.69%) Google Analytics
9 14 (1.98%) Cloud Computing
10 12 (1.70%) SaaS
11 10 (1.41%) Oracle CX
11 10 (1.41%) Oracle Service Cloud
12 9 (1.27%) Amazon S3
12 9 (1.27%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 6 (0.85%) Azure Active Directory
13 6 (0.85%) Office 365
14 4 (0.57%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 4 (0.57%) AWS CloudFormation
14 4 (0.57%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 314 (44.41%) HTTP
2 311 (43.99%) TCP/IP
3 214 (30.27%) Firewall
4 162 (22.91%) DNS
5 121 (17.11%) VPN
6 82 (11.60%) IPsec
7 66 (9.34%) Internet
8 65 (9.19%) DHCP
8 65 (9.19%) HTTPS
8 65 (9.19%) LAN
8 65 (9.19%) WAN
9 59 (8.35%) Network Security
10 58 (8.20%) LDAP
11 48 (6.79%) Wireless
12 44 (6.22%) FTP
13 39 (5.52%) SSH
14 38 (5.37%) Cisco ASA
14 38 (5.37%) MPLS
15 32 (4.53%) Intrusion Detection
16 31 (4.38%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 102 (14.43%) MongoDB
2 98 (13.86%) PostgreSQL
3 88 (12.45%) MySQL
4 72 (10.18%) Relational Database
5 41 (5.80%) SQL Server
6 28 (3.96%) Redis
7 26 (3.68%) NoSQL
8 23 (3.25%) Oracle Database
9 17 (2.40%) RDBMS
10 12 (1.70%) Big Data
11 10 (1.41%) Hadoop
11 10 (1.41%) Oracle Database 11g
11 10 (1.41%) Oracle ODI
12 9 (1.27%) Apache Cassandra
12 9 (1.27%) BusinessObjects
13 8 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (1.13%) DB2
14 7 (0.99%) Apache Hive
14 7 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
15 6 (0.85%) Impala
Development Applications
1 208 (29.42%) Jenkins
2 197 (27.86%) Git (software)
3 91 (12.87%) Subversion
4 54 (7.64%) Maven
5 35 (4.95%) Sonatype Nexus
6 32 (4.53%) Selenium
7 31 (4.38%) Travis CI
8 27 (3.82%) Ant
9 26 (3.68%) Grunt
9 26 (3.68%) IntelliJ
10 25 (3.54%) gulp
11 24 (3.39%) Cucumber
11 24 (3.39%) Karma Test Runner
12 23 (3.25%) JIRA
13 22 (3.11%) Bitbucket
14 19 (2.69%) Eclipse
14 19 (2.69%) Gatling
14 19 (2.69%) Sublime Text
15 17 (2.40%) MSI
15 17 (2.40%) Vagrant
General
1 119 (16.83%) Finance
2 47 (6.65%) Banking
3 29 (4.10%) Telecoms
4 14 (1.98%) Retail
5 11 (1.56%) Financial Institution
5 11 (1.56%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.13%) Marketing
7 6 (0.85%) Electronics
7 6 (0.85%) Games
7 6 (0.85%) Manufacturing
8 4 (0.57%) Advertising
8 4 (0.57%) Back Office
9 3 (0.42%) Legal
9 3 (0.42%) Retail Banking
10 2 (0.28%) Law
10 2 (0.28%) Local Government
10 2 (0.28%) Publishing
11 1 (0.14%) Automotive
11 1 (0.14%) Billing
11 1 (0.14%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 134 (18.95%) DevOps Engineer
2 115 (16.27%) Developer
3 64 (9.05%) Network Engineer
4 60 (8.49%) Architect
5 42 (5.94%) Consultant
6 41 (5.80%) Security Engineer
7 30 (4.24%) Linux Engineer
8 26 (3.68%) Administrator
8 26 (3.68%) Scala Developer
9 25 (3.54%) Software Engineer
10 22 (3.11%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 20 (2.83%) Java Developer
11 20 (2.83%) Technical Architect
12 19 (2.69%) AWS DevOps
12 19 (2.69%) AWS Engineer
12 19 (2.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
12 19 (2.69%) SOA Developer
13 18 (2.55%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 18 (2.55%) Senior DevOps
13 18 (2.55%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (13.72%) Web Services
2 92 (13.01%) J2EE
3 88 (12.45%) Middleware
4 76 (10.75%) JSON
5 71 (10.04%) REST
5 71 (10.04%) SOAP
6 70 (9.90%) Node.js
7 68 (9.62%) XML
8 57 (8.06%) .NET
9 51 (7.21%) HTML
10 47 (6.65%) Servlets
11 46 (6.51%) CSS
12 45 (6.36%) AngularJS
13 41 (5.80%) LAPP Stack
14 33 (4.67%) Elastic Stack
14 33 (4.67%) RESTful
15 32 (4.53%) Spring
16 30 (4.24%) LAMP
16 30 (4.24%) SAML
17 29 (4.10%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.05%) Data Centre
2 54 (7.64%) PKI
3 52 (7.36%) Clustering
4 37 (5.23%) Analytical Skills
5 36 (5.09%) Computer Science
6 29 (4.10%) Management Information System
7 21 (2.97%) Linux Command Line
8 16 (2.26%) User Experience
9 14 (1.98%) DataPower
10 13 (1.84%) Mainframe
11 10 (1.41%) Replication
12 8 (1.13%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.13%) Hybrid Cloud
12 8 (1.13%) Video on Demand
12 8 (1.13%) Wiki
13 7 (0.99%) Cloud Native
13 7 (0.99%) Enterprise Software
13 7 (0.99%) Greenfield Project
13 7 (0.99%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.85%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 413 (58.42%) Linux
2 165 (23.34%) Windows
3 163 (23.06%) Unix
4 98 (13.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 54 (7.64%) Windows Server
6 46 (6.51%) CentOS
7 43 (6.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 40 (5.66%) Ubuntu
9 36 (5.09%) Windows Server 2008
10 32 (4.53%) AIX
11 27 (3.82%) Windows Server 2003
12 20 (2.83%) Windows 10
12 20 (2.83%) Windows 7
13 17 (2.40%) Solaris
14 16 (2.26%) Mac OS X
15 15 (2.12%) Fedora
16 13 (1.84%) CoreOS
16 13 (1.84%) Windows XP
17 10 (1.41%) Oracle Linux
18 9 (1.27%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 253 (35.79%) DevOps
2 243 (34.37%) Agile Software Development
3 208 (29.42%) Configuration Management
4 183 (25.88%) Continuous Integration
5 174 (24.61%) Open Source
6 102 (14.43%) Test Automation
7 90 (12.73%) Load Balancing
8 83 (11.74%) SOA
8 83 (11.74%) TDD
9 82 (11.60%) Scrum
10 78 (11.03%) Microservices
11 66 (9.34%) Continuous Delivery
11 66 (9.34%) Software Engineering
12 62 (8.77%) Kanban
13 57 (8.06%) ITIL
14 55 (7.78%) Information Security
15 46 (6.51%) High Availability
15 46 (6.51%) Mentoring
16 42 (5.94%) Coaching
17 41 (5.80%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 219 (30.98%) Java
2 190 (26.87%) Python
3 122 (17.26%) Perl
4 114 (16.12%) Ruby
5 94 (13.30%) SQL
6 81 (11.46%) JavaScript
7 73 (10.33%) Shell Script
8 71 (10.04%) Bash Shell
9 56 (7.92%) C
10 51 (7.21%) PowerShell
11 45 (6.36%) C#
12 37 (5.23%) PHP
13 33 (4.67%) Scala
14 20 (2.83%) VB
15 19 (2.69%) Groovy
15 19 (2.69%) Haskell
16 14 (1.98%) REXX
17 13 (1.84%) Tcl
18 11 (1.56%) C++
18 11 (1.56%) Korn
Qualifications
1 102 (14.43%) Security Cleared
2 86 (12.16%) SC Cleared
3 37 (5.23%) Degree
4 36 (5.09%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (3.82%) RHCE
6 23 (3.25%) CCNP
6 23 (3.25%) CISSP
7 19 (2.69%) BPSS Clearance
7 19 (2.69%) CCIE
8 15 (2.12%) CCNA
8 15 (2.12%) Computer Science Degree
9 13 (1.84%) Microsoft Certification
10 12 (1.70%) JNCIP
11 11 (1.56%) RHCSA
12 10 (1.41%) MCSE
13 8 (1.13%) SANS
14 7 (0.99%) CCSE
14 7 (0.99%) JNCIA
14 7 (0.99%) JNCIS
15 6 (0.85%) JNCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (3.11%) PCI DSS
2 10 (1.41%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 10 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 9 (1.27%) QA
4 8 (1.13%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (1.13%) HIPAA
5 6 (0.85%) JSP 440
6 4 (0.57%) SLA
7 2 (0.28%) COBIT
7 2 (0.28%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.14%) COSO
8 1 (0.14%) SEPA
System Software
1 86 (12.16%) Docker
2 85 (12.02%) Active Directory
3 70 (9.90%) VMware Infrastructure
4 30 (4.24%) Xen
5 23 (3.25%) vCloud
6 13 (1.84%) VMware ESXi
7 11 (1.56%) vSphere
8 10 (1.41%) Terminal Services
9 8 (1.13%) KVM
9 8 (1.13%) XenApp
10 7 (0.99%) HDFS
10 7 (0.99%) Virtual Machines
11 6 (0.85%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 6 (0.85%) BitLocker
11 6 (0.85%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.71%) Firmware
12 5 (0.71%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.71%) XenDesktop
13 4 (0.57%) Oracle RAC
13 4 (0.57%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 205 (29.00%) Puppet
2 125 (17.68%) Ansible
3 111 (15.70%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (7.36%) Kibana
5 42 (5.94%) Grafana
6 31 (4.38%) Salt
7 30 (4.24%) logstash
8 27 (3.82%) Nagios
9 25 (3.54%) Kubernetes
10 20 (2.83%) Terraform
11 19 (2.69%) Graphite
12 13 (1.84%) ZABBIX
13 12 (1.70%) FortiGate
13 12 (1.70%) HAProxy
13 12 (1.70%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 10 (1.41%) Mesos
15 9 (1.27%) Nexpose
16 8 (1.13%) Ganglia
16 8 (1.13%) Riemann
16 8 (1.13%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 117 (16.55%) Cisco
2 97 (13.72%) Oracle
3 96 (13.58%) VMware
4 91 (12.87%) Microsoft
5 62 (8.77%) F5
5 62 (8.77%) Red Hat
6 60 (8.49%) IBM
6 60 (8.49%) Juniper
7 59 (8.35%) CheckPoint
8 49 (6.93%) Google
9 39 (5.52%) WSO2
10 31 (4.38%) Palo Alto
11 30 (4.24%) Citrix
12 28 (3.96%) McAfee
13 27 (3.82%) Blue Coat
14 23 (3.25%) Splunk
15 22 (3.11%) ServiceNow
16 18 (2.55%) Adobe
17 16 (2.26%) Fortinet
17 16 (2.26%) Sourcefire
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £445 - £555 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Modis International
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 3 days ago
London
AMS contingency
Posted: 19 days ago