Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 363 332 290
Rank change year-on-year -31 -42 +28
Contract jobs citing SSL 685 697 927
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.68% 0.76% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.14% 5.48% 5.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 444 466 575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +15.85% +2.50%
10th Percentile £302 £338 £304
90th Percentile £650 £599 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £400
% change year-on-year -10.53% +18.75% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 22
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £17.00 £40.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +88.24% -58.02% +3.85%
10th Percentile £14.63 £13.25 £26.57
90th Percentile £38.48 £27.97 £49.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £15.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year +109.84% -61.88% +23.08%

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 13,328 12,708 16,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.87% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,195 7,701 9,770
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £206 £218
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 748 755
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% -23.46% +20.93%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.25 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.05
% change year-on-year - -29.76% +20.22%

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 24 June 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 24 June 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for SSL in the UK

SSL
Top 16 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 24 June 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 -30 659 £500 +5.26% 107
London +22 366 £550 +15.79% 27
UK excluding London -83 310 £425 -10.53% 82
South East -31 92 £425 -12.95% 21
North of England -21 85 £425 - 16
East of England -41 52 £363 -29.61% 21
Yorkshire +5 48 £457 +1.61% 12
Midlands -37 45 £450 -10.00% 17
West Midlands -41 28 £520 +4.00% 14
North West -55 20 £325 -18.75% 4
South West +5 19 £450 -8.63% 5
North East +13 17 £390 -
East Midlands +2 17 £410 -20.39% 3
Scotland -68 14 £450 +2.27% 2
Wales -18 2 £513 +20.59%
Northern Ireland - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 24 June 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.

1 346 (50.51%) Linux
2 291 (42.48%) TCP/IP
3 256 (37.37%) HTTP
4 248 (36.20%) DevOps
5 243 (35.47%) DNS
6 226 (32.99%) Jenkins
7 217 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
8 214 (31.24%) Configuration Management
9 211 (30.80%) Puppet
10 210 (30.66%) Firewall
11 190 (27.74%) Git (software)
12 189 (27.59%) Java
13 181 (26.42%) Python
14 173 (25.26%) Amazon AWS
14 173 (25.26%) Continuous Integration
15 164 (23.94%) MongoDB
16 161 (23.50%) Open Source
17 153 (22.34%) Windows
18 144 (21.02%) Docker
19 141 (20.58%) Microservices
20 133 (19.42%) Unix
21 129 (18.83%) MySQL
22 125 (18.25%) Load Balancing
23 124 (18.10%) Security Cleared
23 124 (18.10%) Ruby
24 121 (17.66%) Cisco
25 116 (16.93%) nginx
26 114 (16.64%) PostgreSQL
27 112 (16.35%) IPsec
28 111 (16.20%) FTP

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
1 116 (16.93%) nginx
2 108 (15.77%) Apache
3 64 (9.34%) Tomcat
4 48 (7.01%) WebSphere
5 42 (6.13%) IIS
6 39 (5.69%) Elasticsearch
7 35 (5.11%) Apache Spark
8 31 (4.53%) JBoss
9 28 (4.09%) Confluence
10 25 (3.65%) WebLogic
11 23 (3.36%) Apache Solr
12 22 (3.21%) MS Exchange
13 17 (2.48%) Jetty
13 17 (2.48%) Mongrel
13 17 (2.48%) Skype for Business
13 17 (2.48%) WebSphere Application Server
14 12 (1.75%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 10 (1.46%) SharePoint
16 7 (1.02%) OpenStack
17 6 (0.88%) IPython
Applications
1 19 (2.77%) Microsoft Office
2 12 (1.75%) MS Visio
3 10 (1.46%) Microsoft Excel
4 8 (1.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 4 (0.58%) Microsoft Project
6 1 (0.15%) 3ds Max
6 1 (0.15%) Adobe Illustrator
6 1 (0.15%) Maya
6 1 (0.15%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (1.31%) RMDS
2 6 (0.88%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.44%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.15%) Relativity
Cloud Services
1 173 (25.26%) Amazon AWS
2 66 (9.64%) Microsoft Azure
3 31 (4.53%) Heroku
4 29 (4.23%) Amazon EC2
5 28 (4.09%) GitHub
6 27 (3.94%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (3.80%) Cloud Computing
8 21 (3.07%) Amazon S3
9 18 (2.63%) Google Analytics
9 18 (2.63%) Office 365
10 16 (2.34%) Google App Engine
11 12 (1.75%) Route 53
12 11 (1.61%) PaaS
13 10 (1.46%) IaaS
14 9 (1.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 8 (1.17%) SaaS
16 5 (0.73%) AWS CloudFormation
16 5 (0.73%) G Suite
17 4 (0.58%) Azure Active Directory
18 3 (0.44%) npm
Communications & Networking
1 291 (42.48%) TCP/IP
2 256 (37.37%) HTTP
3 243 (35.47%) DNS
4 210 (30.66%) Firewall
5 112 (16.35%) IPsec
6 111 (16.20%) FTP
7 109 (15.91%) VPN
8 97 (14.16%) Internet
9 84 (12.26%) DHCP
10 76 (11.09%) Network Security
10 76 (11.09%) WAN
11 68 (9.93%) LAN
12 50 (7.30%) MPLS
13 46 (6.72%) HTTPS
14 43 (6.28%) Kerberos
15 34 (4.96%) Wireless
16 30 (4.38%) OSPF
16 30 (4.38%) SSH
17 29 (4.23%) BGP
18 28 (4.09%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 164 (23.94%) MongoDB
2 129 (18.83%) MySQL
3 114 (16.64%) PostgreSQL
4 72 (10.51%) NoSQL
5 58 (8.47%) Relational Database
6 36 (5.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 36 (5.26%) SQL Server
7 33 (4.82%) RDBMS
8 31 (4.53%) Big Data
8 31 (4.53%) Hadoop
9 22 (3.21%) Apache Hive
10 21 (3.07%) HBase
11 12 (1.75%) Power BI
12 11 (1.61%) Redis
13 8 (1.17%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (1.17%) Data Warehouse
13 8 (1.17%) Oracle Database
14 7 (1.02%) BusinessObjects
14 7 (1.02%) Data Mining
15 6 (0.88%) DB2
Development Applications
1 226 (32.99%) Jenkins
2 190 (27.74%) Git (software)
3 62 (9.05%) Artifactory
4 49 (7.15%) Travis CI
5 41 (5.99%) Subversion
6 36 (5.26%) JIRA
7 35 (5.11%) gulp
8 34 (4.96%) Gatling
9 31 (4.53%) GitLab
10 28 (4.09%) Maven
10 28 (4.09%) Sonatype Nexus
11 26 (3.80%) Gradle
12 24 (3.50%) Vagrant
13 23 (3.36%) Ant
14 22 (3.21%) Cucumber
14 22 (3.21%) Selenium
15 19 (2.77%) IntelliJ
16 18 (2.63%) Spock
17 16 (2.34%) Geb
18 15 (2.19%) Grunt
General
1 86 (12.55%) Finance
2 40 (5.84%) Banking
3 34 (4.96%) Telecoms
4 11 (1.61%) Manufacturing
4 11 (1.61%) Marketing
5 10 (1.46%) Back Office
6 9 (1.31%) Retail
7 7 (1.02%) Games
7 7 (1.02%) Legal
8 6 (0.88%) Electronics
9 4 (0.58%) Retail Banking
10 3 (0.44%) Advertising
10 3 (0.44%) Investment Banking
11 2 (0.29%) Financial Institution
11 2 (0.29%) Front Office
12 1 (0.15%) Dutch Language
12 1 (0.15%) French Language
12 1 (0.15%) Local Government
12 1 (0.15%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 148 (21.61%) DevOps Engineer
2 105 (15.33%) Developer
3 71 (10.36%) Analyst
4 66 (9.64%) Consultant
5 52 (7.59%) Architect
6 41 (5.99%) Network Engineer
7 36 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
7 36 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 35 (5.11%) AWS Engineer
9 34 (4.96%) Security Engineer
10 31 (4.53%) Java Developer
11 30 (4.38%) AWS DevOps
12 28 (4.09%) Administrator
12 28 (4.09%) Lead DevOps
13 27 (3.94%) Linux DevOps Engineer
13 27 (3.94%) Security Analyst
14 26 (3.80%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 24 (3.50%) Lead DevOps Engineer
16 23 (3.36%) Infrastructure Engineer
17 21 (3.07%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 82 (11.97%) Elastic Stack
2 78 (11.39%) SOAP
3 75 (10.95%) HTML
3 75 (10.95%) REST
4 69 (10.07%) Web Services
5 64 (9.34%) OAuth
6 62 (9.05%) XML
7 58 (8.47%) CSS
8 57 (8.32%) HTML5
9 53 (7.74%) LEMP Stack
9 53 (7.74%) Middleware
10 52 (7.59%) AngularJS
11 48 (7.01%) J2EE
12 46 (6.72%) RabbitMQ
13 43 (6.28%) Kafka
14 40 (5.84%) .NET
14 40 (5.84%) Node.js
15 39 (5.69%) LDAP
15 39 (5.69%) SAML
16 38 (5.55%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 64 (9.34%) Data Centre
2 46 (6.72%) Linux Command Line
3 45 (6.57%) Analytical Skills
3 45 (6.57%) PKI
4 20 (2.92%) Computer Science
4 20 (2.92%) Management Information System
5 17 (2.48%) DataPower
6 16 (2.34%) Fintech
6 16 (2.34%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.04%) Mobile App
8 12 (1.75%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.46%) Algorithms
9 10 (1.46%) Clustering
9 10 (1.46%) Replication
9 10 (1.46%) User Experience
10 8 (1.17%) Credit Risk
11 7 (1.02%) Private Cloud
11 7 (1.02%) RSA SecurID
12 6 (0.88%) Cyberthreat
12 6 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 346 (50.51%) Linux
2 153 (22.34%) Windows
3 133 (19.42%) Unix
4 73 (10.66%) Windows Server
5 57 (8.32%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (4.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 29 (4.23%) Ubuntu
8 27 (3.94%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (2.34%) Android
10 15 (2.19%) Apple iOS
11 11 (1.61%) CentOS
12 10 (1.46%) AIX
12 10 (1.46%) Mac OS
12 10 (1.46%) Windows 10
13 8 (1.17%) Windows Server 2003
14 7 (1.02%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.88%) MVS
15 6 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 6 (0.88%) VME
16 5 (0.73%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 248 (36.20%) DevOps
2 217 (31.68%) Agile Software Development
3 214 (31.24%) Configuration Management
4 173 (25.26%) Continuous Integration
5 161 (23.50%) Open Source
6 141 (20.58%) Microservices
7 125 (18.25%) Load Balancing
8 85 (12.41%) Test Automation
9 72 (10.51%) ITIL
10 61 (8.91%) Task Automation
11 58 (8.47%) Change Management
12 56 (8.18%) Problem-Solving
13 55 (8.03%) TDD
14 49 (7.15%) Software Engineering
15 46 (6.72%) Analytics
16 45 (6.57%) Deployment Automation
17 42 (6.13%) Migration
18 41 (5.99%) OO
19 39 (5.69%) Protective Monitoring
20 38 (5.55%) Digital Transformation Programme
Programming Languages
1 189 (27.59%) Java
2 181 (26.42%) Python
3 124 (18.10%) Ruby
4 110 (16.06%) Perl
5 101 (14.74%) JavaScript
6 88 (12.85%) Bash Shell
7 85 (12.41%) SQL
8 42 (6.13%) C#
9 41 (5.99%) Scala
10 35 (5.11%) Shell Script
11 34 (4.96%) Groovy
12 31 (4.53%) Java 8
13 28 (4.09%) ES6
14 24 (3.50%) TypeScript
15 22 (3.21%) PHP
16 21 (3.07%) Haskell
16 21 (3.07%) PowerShell
17 17 (2.48%) Go
18 8 (1.17%) C
19 6 (0.88%) C++
Qualifications
1 124 (18.10%) Security Cleared
2 104 (15.18%) SC Cleared
3 49 (7.15%) Cisco Certification
4 30 (4.38%) Degree
5 26 (3.80%) CCNA
6 25 (3.65%) CCNP
7 20 (2.92%) CISSP
8 17 (2.48%) DV Cleared
8 17 (2.48%) Microsoft Certification
9 15 (2.19%) CCIE
10 14 (2.04%) CCSE
11 13 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
12 12 (1.75%) MCP
12 12 (1.75%) MCSE
13 10 (1.46%) BPSS Clearance
14 7 (1.02%) CCSA
15 5 (0.73%) CCSP
16 4 (0.58%) Master's Degree
16 4 (0.58%) MCITP
16 4 (0.58%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 16 (2.34%) QA
2 13 (1.90%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (1.90%) SLA
3 12 (1.75%) PCI DSS
4 10 (1.46%) GDPR
5 5 (0.73%) HL7
6 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.29%) Cyber Essentials
7 2 (0.29%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.15%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.15%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.15%) SAS 70
System Software
1 144 (21.02%) Docker
2 71 (10.36%) Active Directory
3 59 (8.61%) VMware Infrastructure
4 32 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
5 21 (3.07%) HDFS
6 20 (2.92%) Xen
7 19 (2.77%) Squid
8 14 (2.04%) Hyper-V
9 13 (1.90%) Apache Flume
9 13 (1.90%) Apache ZooKeeper
10 12 (1.75%) etcd
10 12 (1.75%) Microsoft App-V
11 11 (1.61%) Firmware
11 11 (1.61%) flannel
11 11 (1.61%) vCloud
12 6 (0.88%) Samba
12 6 (0.88%) VMware ESXi
13 5 (0.73%) RACF
13 5 (0.73%) vSphere
13 5 (0.73%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 211 (30.80%) Puppet
2 108 (15.77%) Opscode Chef
3 104 (15.18%) Ansible
4 73 (10.66%) Kubernetes
5 56 (8.18%) Grafana
6 55 (8.03%) Kibana
6 55 (8.03%) logstash
7 48 (7.01%) HAProxy
8 37 (5.40%) Terraform
9 24 (3.50%) SCCM
10 23 (3.36%) Docker Swarm
11 21 (3.07%) Hadoop YARN
11 21 (3.07%) Single Sign-On
12 20 (2.92%) Salt
13 15 (2.19%) Ambari
14 12 (1.75%) Apache Slider
14 12 (1.75%) Oozie
15 11 (1.61%) Nessus
15 11 (1.61%) rkt
16 10 (1.46%) Mesos
Vendors
1 121 (17.66%) Cisco
2 94 (13.72%) VMware
3 79 (11.53%) Microsoft
4 61 (8.91%) CheckPoint
4 61 (8.91%) Google
5 59 (8.61%) Juniper
6 55 (8.03%) IBM
7 48 (7.01%) HP
8 46 (6.72%) Citrix
9 45 (6.57%) F5
10 40 (5.84%) Oracle
11 34 (4.96%) Palo Alto
12 29 (4.23%) Fortinet
13 27 (3.94%) Axway
14 23 (3.36%) Red Hat
15 22 (3.21%) Dell
15 22 (3.21%) Hortonworks
15 22 (3.21%) Qualys
16 21 (3.07%) Splunk
17 19 (2.77%) CA