Period
to 20 August 2017

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 20 August 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
6 months to
20 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 356 272 308
Rank change year-on-year -84 +36 +65
Contract jobs citing SSL 640 1005 832
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.67% 0.93% 0.74%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.86% 5.89% 5.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 415 628 494
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +1.19% +5.00%
10th Percentile £320 £308 £277
90th Percentile £625 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 17 20
UK median hourly rate £33.04 £38.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -14.18% -1.28% +56.00%
10th Percentile £30.30 £36.00 £23.73
90th Percentile £34.82 £48.80 £66.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.08 £38.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -10.32% -2.56% +56.00%

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 13174 17052 16198
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.78% 15.72% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7885 10351 9120
UK median daily rate £407 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.63% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 736 822 968
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.25 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.75% +22.87% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.12
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £26.50 £20.60
% change year-on-year -32.08% +28.64% +5.64%

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 20 August 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 14 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 20 August 2017. 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 -80 570 £500 +14.29% 65
UK excluding London -71 343 £475 +18.75% 51
London -44 279 £500 +5.26% 20
East of England +40 81 £524 +31.00% 11
Midlands +46 66 £482 +10.40% 2
North of England -40 65 £425 +9.68% 12
South East -121 63 £500 +17.65% 11
Scotland -15 55 £425 +19.72% 6
West Midlands +57 53 £494 +19.07% 2
North West +5 39 £325 -13.33% 6
Yorkshire -9 18 £475 +7.34% 5
South West -16 17 £450 +12.50% 9
East Midlands -12 16 £475 -8.21%
North East +16 8 £390 +21.88% 1

For the 6 months to 20 August 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.

1 371 (57.97%) Linux
2 304 (47.50%) HTTP
3 296 (46.25%) TCP/IP
4 233 (36.41%) DevOps
5 220 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
6 188 (29.38%) Unix
7 187 (29.22%) Firewall
8 186 (29.06%) Java
9 182 (28.44%) Python
10 177 (27.66%) Puppet
11 173 (27.03%) Git (software)
12 172 (26.88%) Configuration Management
13 170 (26.56%) Jenkins
14 166 (25.94%) Continuous Integration
15 157 (24.53%) DNS
16 154 (24.06%) Amazon AWS
17 146 (22.81%) Apache
18 136 (21.25%) Ansible
19 131 (20.47%) Open Source
20 129 (20.16%) Windows
21 118 (18.44%) SQL
22 116 (18.13%) Finance
23 115 (17.97%) Perl
24 111 (17.34%) Middleware
25 108 (16.88%) VPN
26 107 (16.72%) VMware
27 103 (16.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
28 98 (15.31%) Opscode Chef
28 98 (15.31%) TDD
29 96 (15.00%) PostgreSQL

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
1 146 (22.81%) Apache
2 78 (12.19%) nginx
3 77 (12.03%) Tomcat
4 65 (10.16%) JBoss
5 63 (9.84%) WebSphere
6 60 (9.38%) IIS
7 41 (6.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 37 (5.78%) WebLogic
9 24 (3.75%) WebSphere Application Server
10 23 (3.59%) OpenStack
11 20 (3.13%) SAS
12 18 (2.81%) CICS
13 16 (2.50%) Jetty
13 16 (2.50%) Mongrel
13 16 (2.50%) MQSeries
14 14 (2.19%) Elasticsearch
15 12 (1.88%) Confluence
16 11 (1.72%) Mule
17 10 (1.56%) MS Exchange
18 9 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 26 (4.06%) Microsoft Excel
2 22 (3.44%) Microsoft Office
3 21 (3.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 7 (1.09%) Microsoft Project
5 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 10 (1.56%) Oracle iRecruitment
2 5 (0.78%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.31%) Magento
3 2 (0.31%) MetaTrader
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.31%) Oracle iProcurement
3 2 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.31%) WebTrends
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle Financials
4 1 (0.16%) Oracle HRMS
4 1 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
4 1 (0.16%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 154 (24.06%) Amazon AWS
2 61 (9.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.53%) IaaS
3 29 (4.53%) PaaS
4 28 (4.38%) Amazon EC2
5 21 (3.28%) SaaS
6 20 (3.13%) AWS CloudFormation
7 18 (2.81%) GitHub
8 17 (2.66%) Google Cloud Platform
9 16 (2.50%) Google App Engine
10 15 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
11 13 (2.03%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (1.88%) Route 53
13 11 (1.72%) Amazon S3
14 10 (1.56%) Oracle CX
14 10 (1.56%) Oracle Service Cloud
15 9 (1.41%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 9 (1.41%) Amazon ELB
15 9 (1.41%) Google Analytics
16 7 (1.09%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 304 (47.50%) HTTP
2 296 (46.25%) TCP/IP
3 187 (29.22%) Firewall
4 157 (24.53%) DNS
5 108 (16.88%) VPN
6 77 (12.03%) IPsec
7 67 (10.47%) LDAP
8 60 (9.38%) HTTPS
9 57 (8.91%) WAN
10 54 (8.44%) Internet
11 52 (8.13%) Network Security
12 49 (7.66%) Cisco ASA
13 48 (7.50%) SSH
14 46 (7.19%) DHCP
14 46 (7.19%) LAN
15 40 (6.25%) MPLS
16 39 (6.09%) FTP
17 38 (5.94%) Kerberos
18 33 (5.16%) Wireless
19 31 (4.84%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 96 (15.00%) PostgreSQL
2 93 (14.53%) MongoDB
3 90 (14.06%) MySQL
4 70 (10.94%) Relational Database
5 37 (5.78%) SQL Server
6 26 (4.06%) NoSQL
7 23 (3.59%) RDBMS
8 20 (3.13%) DB2
9 15 (2.34%) Apache Cassandra
9 15 (2.34%) Big Data
10 12 (1.88%) Hadoop
11 11 (1.72%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (1.72%) Oracle Database
12 10 (1.56%) Oracle ODI
13 9 (1.41%) Amazon RDS
14 8 (1.25%) SQL Server 2012
15 7 (1.09%) Apache Hive
15 7 (1.09%) Impala
16 6 (0.94%) BusinessObjects
16 6 (0.94%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 173 (27.03%) Git (software)
2 170 (26.56%) Jenkins
3 93 (14.53%) Subversion
4 44 (6.88%) Sonatype Nexus
5 42 (6.56%) Maven
6 33 (5.16%) Artifactory
7 21 (3.28%) JIRA
8 20 (3.13%) SoapUI
9 17 (2.66%) Bitbucket
10 16 (2.50%) Eclipse
10 16 (2.50%) Selenium
11 15 (2.34%) IntelliJ
11 15 (2.34%) Travis CI
12 14 (2.19%) JUnit
13 13 (2.03%) Cucumber
14 10 (1.56%) Ant
14 10 (1.56%) Grunt
14 10 (1.56%) gulp
14 10 (1.56%) Vagrant
15 9 (1.41%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 116 (18.13%) Finance
2 44 (6.88%) Banking
3 33 (5.16%) Telecoms
4 18 (2.81%) Marketing
5 16 (2.50%) Electronics
5 16 (2.50%) Manufacturing
6 14 (2.19%) Investment Banking
7 9 (1.41%) Retail
8 8 (1.25%) Financial Institution
9 7 (1.09%) Legal
10 5 (0.78%) Front Office
11 4 (0.63%) Publishing
12 3 (0.47%) Law
13 2 (0.31%) Automotive
13 2 (0.31%) Retail Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Billing
14 1 (0.16%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 123 (19.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 95 (14.84%) Developer
3 74 (11.56%) Architect
4 50 (7.81%) Network Engineer
5 38 (5.94%) Consultant
6 30 (4.69%) Administrator
7 29 (4.53%) Linux Engineer
8 28 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 28 (4.38%) Security Engineer
9 26 (4.06%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 26 (4.06%) Technical Architect
10 23 (3.59%) Cloud Engineer
11 21 (3.28%) AWS Engineer
12 20 (3.13%) Senior Developer
13 19 (2.97%) Java Developer
13 19 (2.97%) Linux DevOps Engineer
14 18 (2.81%) Senior DevOps
14 18 (2.81%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 18 (2.81%) Systems Engineer
15 17 (2.66%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 111 (17.34%) Middleware
2 89 (13.91%) Web Services
3 76 (11.88%) J2EE
4 74 (11.56%) XML
5 71 (11.09%) SOAP
6 63 (9.84%) JSON
7 60 (9.38%) Elastic Stack
8 55 (8.59%) REST
9 47 (7.34%) HTML
10 40 (6.25%) .NET
11 37 (5.78%) Node.js
12 35 (5.47%) CSS
13 34 (5.31%) LAPP Stack
14 33 (5.16%) Sensu
15 30 (4.69%) Servlets
15 30 (4.69%) XSLT
16 29 (4.53%) WSDL
17 27 (4.22%) AngularJS
17 27 (4.22%) Spring
18 26 (4.06%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 79 (12.34%) PKI
2 68 (10.63%) Data Centre
3 47 (7.34%) Analytical Skills
4 29 (4.53%) Computer Science
4 29 (4.53%) Mainframe
5 26 (4.06%) Clustering
6 25 (3.91%) Management Information System
7 22 (3.44%) DataPower
8 20 (3.13%) Linux Command Line
9 15 (2.34%) User Experience
10 12 (1.88%) Video on Demand
11 10 (1.56%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.41%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.25%) Fat Client
13 8 (1.25%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (1.25%) Thin Client
14 7 (1.09%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.09%) Cloud Native
14 7 (1.09%) Private Cloud
15 6 (0.94%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 371 (57.97%) Linux
2 188 (29.38%) Unix
3 129 (20.16%) Windows
4 103 (16.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 52 (8.13%) Windows Server
6 40 (6.25%) CentOS
7 39 (6.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 38 (5.94%) Ubuntu
9 34 (5.31%) AIX
10 33 (5.16%) Mac OS X
11 28 (4.38%) Windows Server 2008
12 20 (3.13%) Windows 10
12 20 (3.13%) Windows 7
13 18 (2.81%) Solaris
14 16 (2.50%) zOS
15 11 (1.72%) Windows Server 2003
16 10 (1.56%) Apple iOS
16 10 (1.56%) CoreOS
16 10 (1.56%) Oracle Linux
17 8 (1.25%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 233 (36.41%) DevOps
2 220 (34.38%) Agile Software Development
3 172 (26.88%) Configuration Management
4 166 (25.94%) Continuous Integration
5 131 (20.47%) Open Source
6 98 (15.31%) TDD
7 93 (14.53%) SOA
8 92 (14.38%) Load Balancing
8 92 (14.38%) Scrum
9 89 (13.91%) Test Automation
10 82 (12.81%) Kanban
11 68 (10.63%) Microservices
12 65 (10.16%) Software Engineering
13 64 (10.00%) ITIL
14 63 (9.84%) Continuous Delivery
15 57 (8.91%) Information Security
16 53 (8.28%) Mentoring
17 45 (7.03%) Coaching
18 40 (6.25%) Migration
19 38 (5.94%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 186 (29.06%) Java
2 182 (28.44%) Python
3 118 (18.44%) SQL
4 115 (17.97%) Perl
5 94 (14.69%) Bash Shell
6 80 (12.50%) Ruby
7 76 (11.88%) Shell Script
8 49 (7.66%) JavaScript
9 41 (6.41%) PHP
9 41 (6.41%) PowerShell
10 39 (6.09%) C
11 24 (3.75%) Scala
12 23 (3.59%) JCL
12 23 (3.59%) REXX
13 20 (3.13%) Go
14 19 (2.97%) C#
15 18 (2.81%) Groovy
16 16 (2.50%) Assembly Language
16 16 (2.50%) CLIST
17 14 (2.19%) Korn
Qualifications
1 90 (14.06%) Security Cleared
2 67 (10.47%) SC Cleared
3 38 (5.94%) Cisco Certification
4 35 (5.47%) Degree
5 25 (3.91%) CCNP
6 21 (3.28%) RHCE
7 18 (2.81%) CCNA
8 17 (2.66%) BPSS Clearance
9 15 (2.34%) Computer Science Degree
9 15 (2.34%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (2.03%) CCIE
11 12 (1.88%) CISSP
12 11 (1.72%) RHCSA
13 6 (0.94%) CCSE
13 6 (0.94%) MCSE
14 5 (0.78%) ISEB
14 5 (0.78%) MCSA
15 4 (0.63%) Check Point Certification
15 4 (0.63%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
15 4 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (1.88%) PCI DSS
2 7 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 7 (1.09%) SLA
3 6 (0.94%) JSP 440
3 6 (0.94%) QA
4 5 (0.78%) Disclosure Scotland
5 4 (0.63%) AS 2805
5 4 (0.63%) ISO 8583
5 4 (0.63%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.47%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.47%) GDPR
7 2 (0.31%) COBIT
8 1 (0.16%) COSO
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 92 (14.38%) Docker
2 73 (11.41%) Active Directory
3 64 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 28 (4.38%) Xen
5 22 (3.44%) vCloud
6 18 (2.81%) Time Sharing Option
7 17 (2.66%) RACF
8 16 (2.50%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 15 (2.34%) Microsoft App-V
10 12 (1.88%) KVM
11 10 (1.56%) Hyper-V
12 7 (1.09%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 7 (1.09%) HDFS
12 7 (1.09%) NFS
12 7 (1.09%) Openswan
12 7 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
12 7 (1.09%) Virtual Machines
12 7 (1.09%) XenApp
13 6 (0.94%) pfSense
13 6 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 177 (27.66%) Puppet
2 136 (21.25%) Ansible
3 98 (15.31%) Opscode Chef
4 51 (7.97%) logstash
5 50 (7.81%) Kibana
6 32 (5.00%) Kubernetes
7 31 (4.84%) Grafana
8 28 (4.38%) Terraform
9 19 (2.97%) SCCM
10 18 (2.81%) HAProxy
11 17 (2.66%) Nagios
11 17 (2.66%) Salt
12 16 (2.50%) zSecure
13 12 (1.88%) WSUS
14 11 (1.72%) CA Single Sign-On
15 10 (1.56%) SCOM
15 10 (1.56%) StatsD
16 9 (1.41%) Nexpose
16 9 (1.41%) Tivoli
17 7 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 107 (16.72%) VMware
2 95 (14.84%) Oracle
3 83 (12.97%) Cisco
4 77 (12.03%) Microsoft
5 65 (10.16%) F5
6 59 (9.22%) IBM
7 50 (7.81%) Red Hat
8 49 (7.66%) WSO2
9 45 (7.03%) Juniper
10 39 (6.09%) SaltStack
11 36 (5.63%) CheckPoint
12 33 (5.16%) CA
12 33 (5.16%) Google
13 29 (4.53%) Citrix
14 27 (4.22%) Palo Alto
15 22 (3.44%) ServiceNow
15 22 (3.44%) Splunk
16 21 (3.28%) HP
17 19 (2.97%) webMethods
18 18 (2.81%) McAfee