Period
to 23 November 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 23 November 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
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 363 282 328
Rank change year-on-year -81 +46 +45
Contract jobs citing SSL 680 920 823
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.66% 0.87% 0.72%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.81% 5.64% 5.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 434 603 510
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +6.25%
10th Percentile £306 £305 £299
90th Percentile £650 £575 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £410 £420
% change year-on-year +12.80% -2.38% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 17
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.72% -7.69% +40.54%
10th Percentile £13.16 £14.38 £25.30
90th Percentile £34.94 £41.50 £66.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £36.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% -7.69% +48.57%

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 14137 16320 15778
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.50% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8593 9844 9128
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 837 1018
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.27 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -26.92% +19.05% +5.00%

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 23 November 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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

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 23 November 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 -80 612 £500 +14.29% 63
UK excluding London -58 350 £463 +12.80% 55
London -68 310 £525 +11.70% 15
South East -84 84 £440 +9.92% 17
East of England +18 79 £520 +13.04% 4
Midlands +46 64 £475 +5.56% 10
West Midlands +56 57 £494 +5.13% 6
North of England -44 54 £450 +12.50% 12
Scotland -17 46 £425 +25.00% 7
North West -9 23 £325 -18.75% 5
South West -20 19 £463 +32.14% 5
Yorkshire -21 18 £475 +9.57% 5
North East +21 13 £525 +51.08% 2
East Midlands -7 9 £385 -3.87% 3
Northern Ireland - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 23 November 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.

1 377 (55.44%) Linux
2 319 (46.91%) TCP/IP
3 303 (44.56%) HTTP
4 236 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
5 234 (34.41%) DevOps
6 219 (32.21%) Firewall
7 206 (30.29%) Java
8 187 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
8 187 (27.50%) Puppet
9 185 (27.21%) DNS
10 183 (26.91%) Python
11 172 (25.29%) Configuration Management
12 162 (23.82%) Continuous Integration
13 157 (23.09%) Unix
14 156 (22.94%) Git (software)
15 150 (22.06%) Jenkins
16 147 (21.62%) Apache
17 129 (18.97%) SQL
18 126 (18.53%) VMware
19 125 (18.38%) Ansible
20 117 (17.21%) Open Source
21 115 (16.91%) Bash Shell
22 112 (16.47%) VPN
23 111 (16.32%) Docker
24 110 (16.18%) MongoDB
25 109 (16.03%) Windows
26 106 (15.59%) PostgreSQL
27 102 (15.00%) Finance
28 99 (14.56%) Cisco
29 96 (14.12%) Load Balancing

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
1 147 (21.62%) Apache
2 88 (12.94%) nginx
3 70 (10.29%) Tomcat
4 61 (8.97%) IIS
5 59 (8.68%) WebSphere
6 57 (8.38%) JBoss
7 45 (6.62%) WebLogic
8 27 (3.97%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (3.68%) Confluence
9 25 (3.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 21 (3.09%) MS Exchange
11 20 (2.94%) SAS
12 18 (2.65%) Jetty
12 18 (2.65%) Mongrel
13 17 (2.50%) MQSeries
13 17 (2.50%) WebSphere Application Server
14 15 (2.21%) CICS
15 14 (2.06%) OpenStack
16 12 (1.76%) Mule
17 11 (1.62%) SharePoint
Applications
1 25 (3.68%) Microsoft Office
2 24 (3.53%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 23 (3.38%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (0.88%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 5 (0.74%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 4 (0.59%) RMDS
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle EBS
3 3 (0.44%) Oracle iProcurement
4 2 (0.29%) Magento
4 2 (0.29%) MetaTrader
4 2 (0.29%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics AX
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.15%) WebTrends
Cloud Services
1 187 (27.50%) Amazon AWS
2 58 (8.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 55 (8.09%) Amazon EC2
4 38 (5.59%) Amazon S3
5 37 (5.44%) AWS CloudFormation
6 31 (4.56%) Route 53
6 31 (4.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 27 (3.97%) PaaS
8 26 (3.82%) GitHub
9 24 (3.53%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (3.24%) IaaS
11 21 (3.09%) SaaS
12 18 (2.65%) Google App Engine
12 18 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
13 17 (2.50%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 13 (1.91%) Amazon ElastiCache
14 13 (1.91%) Amazon ELB
15 12 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
15 12 (1.76%) Serverless
16 11 (1.62%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 319 (46.91%) TCP/IP
2 303 (44.56%) HTTP
3 219 (32.21%) Firewall
4 185 (27.21%) DNS
5 112 (16.47%) VPN
6 93 (13.68%) IPsec
7 87 (12.79%) Internet
8 80 (11.76%) Network Security
9 66 (9.71%) DHCP
10 64 (9.41%) WAN
11 61 (8.97%) FTP
12 54 (7.94%) LDAP
13 47 (6.91%) Cisco ASA
14 46 (6.76%) LAN
14 46 (6.76%) Wireless
15 44 (6.47%) Kerberos
16 40 (5.88%) MPLS
17 39 (5.74%) SSH
18 37 (5.44%) BGP
18 37 (5.44%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 110 (16.18%) MongoDB
2 106 (15.59%) PostgreSQL
3 75 (11.03%) MySQL
4 56 (8.24%) Relational Database
5 47 (6.91%) SQL Server
6 26 (3.82%) NoSQL
7 24 (3.53%) Big Data
8 19 (2.79%) DB2
8 19 (2.79%) Hadoop
9 16 (2.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 16 (2.35%) Amazon RDS
10 15 (2.21%) RDBMS
11 14 (2.06%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.32%) SQL Server 2005
13 8 (1.18%) Apache Cassandra
14 7 (1.03%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
16 5 (0.74%) HBase
16 5 (0.74%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 156 (22.94%) Git (software)
2 150 (22.06%) Jenkins
3 63 (9.26%) Subversion
4 41 (6.03%) Sonatype Nexus
5 38 (5.59%) Artifactory
6 32 (4.71%) JIRA
6 32 (4.71%) Maven
7 26 (3.82%) Selenium
8 24 (3.53%) IntelliJ
9 22 (3.24%) Eclipse
10 21 (3.09%) JUnit
11 18 (2.65%) Travis CI
12 17 (2.50%) Gradle
13 12 (1.76%) Ant
13 12 (1.76%) SoapUI
13 12 (1.76%) Visual Studio
14 11 (1.62%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 11 (1.62%) gulp
15 10 (1.47%) Gatling
15 10 (1.47%) GitLab
General
1 102 (15.00%) Finance
2 38 (5.59%) Banking
3 31 (4.56%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.35%) Marketing
5 15 (2.21%) Legal
5 15 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 15 (2.21%) Retail
6 13 (1.91%) Electronics
7 9 (1.32%) Investment Banking
8 8 (1.18%) Publishing
9 6 (0.88%) Automotive
10 5 (0.74%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.74%) Law
11 4 (0.59%) Front Office
12 2 (0.29%) Multimedia
12 2 (0.29%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.15%) French Language
13 1 (0.15%) International Banking
13 1 (0.15%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 124 (18.24%) DevOps Engineer
2 94 (13.82%) Developer
3 80 (11.76%) Architect
4 62 (9.12%) Network Engineer
5 46 (6.76%) Consultant
6 39 (5.74%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 37 (5.44%) Java Developer
7 37 (5.44%) Linux Engineer
8 31 (4.56%) Scala Developer
9 30 (4.41%) AWS Engineer
10 29 (4.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 28 (4.12%) Administrator
11 28 (4.12%) Senior DevOps
12 27 (3.97%) Analyst
13 24 (3.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 22 (3.24%) AWS DevOps
14 22 (3.24%) Java Scala Developer
14 22 (3.24%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 20 (2.94%) Cloud Engineer
15 20 (2.94%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 87 (12.79%) Web Services
2 86 (12.65%) XML
3 80 (11.76%) Middleware
4 73 (10.74%) Elastic Stack
5 69 (10.15%) SOAP
6 68 (10.00%) J2EE
7 63 (9.26%) REST
8 60 (8.82%) JSON
9 59 (8.68%) HTML
10 46 (6.76%) .NET
11 42 (6.18%) CSS
12 40 (5.88%) Spring
13 35 (5.15%) HTML5
14 34 (5.00%) SAML
15 29 (4.26%) Sensu
16 28 (4.12%) OAuth
17 25 (3.68%) Servlets
18 24 (3.53%) LAPP Stack
18 24 (3.53%) WebSphere MQ
19 23 (3.38%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 68 (10.00%) PKI
2 66 (9.71%) Data Centre
3 43 (6.32%) Analytical Skills
4 33 (4.85%) Computer Science
5 27 (3.97%) Clustering
5 27 (3.97%) DataPower
6 25 (3.68%) Mainframe
7 20 (2.94%) Management Information System
8 18 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
9 15 (2.21%) Public Cloud
10 10 (1.47%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.47%) Private Cloud
10 10 (1.47%) User Experience
11 9 (1.32%) Algorithms
11 9 (1.32%) Replication
12 8 (1.18%) Virtual Team
13 7 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.88%) BYOD
14 6 (0.88%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 5 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 377 (55.44%) Linux
2 157 (23.09%) Unix
3 109 (16.03%) Windows
4 88 (12.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 58 (8.53%) Windows Server
6 31 (4.56%) Ubuntu
7 30 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
8 29 (4.26%) CentOS
9 27 (3.97%) Windows Server 2012
10 26 (3.82%) AIX
11 20 (2.94%) Mac OS X
12 17 (2.50%) Windows 7
13 16 (2.35%) Windows 10
14 15 (2.21%) zOS
15 8 (1.18%) CoreOS
15 8 (1.18%) Solaris
16 7 (1.03%) Android
16 7 (1.03%) Apple iOS
16 7 (1.03%) HPUX
17 5 (0.74%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 236 (34.71%) Agile Software Development
2 234 (34.41%) DevOps
3 172 (25.29%) Configuration Management
4 162 (23.82%) Continuous Integration
5 117 (17.21%) Open Source
6 96 (14.12%) Load Balancing
7 87 (12.79%) Scrum
8 79 (11.62%) TDD
9 75 (11.03%) Test Automation
10 68 (10.00%) Kanban
11 67 (9.85%) SOA
12 65 (9.56%) ITIL
12 65 (9.56%) Microservices
13 62 (9.12%) Software Engineering
14 55 (8.09%) Mentoring
15 53 (7.79%) Information Security
16 42 (6.18%) Continuous Delivery
17 39 (5.74%) Coaching
18 36 (5.29%) Change Management
19 35 (5.15%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 206 (30.29%) Java
2 183 (26.91%) Python
3 129 (18.97%) SQL
4 115 (16.91%) Bash Shell
5 82 (12.06%) Ruby
6 78 (11.47%) Perl
7 62 (9.12%) JavaScript
8 44 (6.47%) Shell Script
9 40 (5.88%) Scala
10 39 (5.74%) Go
11 36 (5.29%) PowerShell
12 28 (4.12%) C#
12 28 (4.12%) PHP
13 25 (3.68%) C
14 21 (3.09%) Groovy
15 17 (2.50%) JCL
15 17 (2.50%) REXX
16 14 (2.06%) Assembly Language
16 14 (2.06%) CLIST
17 12 (1.76%) Korn
Qualifications
1 91 (13.38%) Security Cleared
2 63 (9.26%) SC Cleared
3 40 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
4 34 (5.00%) Degree
5 31 (4.56%) CCNP
6 20 (2.94%) CISSP
7 16 (2.35%) CCNA
8 15 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
9 14 (2.06%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (1.91%) RHCE
11 12 (1.76%) CCIE
12 10 (1.47%) BPSS Clearance
13 9 (1.32%) DV Cleared
14 7 (1.03%) MCSA
15 6 (0.88%) CISM
16 5 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
17 4 (0.59%) CCSE
17 4 (0.59%) CEH
17 4 (0.59%) GSEC
17 4 (0.59%) MCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (2.06%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.32%) RosettaNet
3 7 (1.03%) AS 2805
3 7 (1.03%) GDPR
3 7 (1.03%) ISO 8583
3 7 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.74%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.74%) FIPS 140-2
4 5 (0.74%) SLA
5 4 (0.59%) QA
6 3 (0.44%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.29%) HL7
7 2 (0.29%) HMG Security Policy Framework
8 1 (0.15%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.15%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.15%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.15%) PMO
System Software
1 111 (16.32%) Docker
2 73 (10.74%) Active Directory
3 68 (10.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 22 (3.24%) vCloud
4 22 (3.24%) Xen
5 20 (2.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 17 (2.50%) Hyper-V
6 17 (2.50%) Time Sharing Option
7 15 (2.21%) RACF
8 14 (2.06%) Job Entry Subsystem
9 12 (1.76%) NFS
9 12 (1.76%) vSphere
10 10 (1.47%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.32%) ProxySG
12 8 (1.18%) Openswan
12 8 (1.18%) pfSense
12 8 (1.18%) XenDesktop
13 7 (1.03%) Apache Flume
13 7 (1.03%) Varnish
13 7 (1.03%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 187 (27.50%) Puppet
2 125 (18.38%) Ansible
3 80 (11.76%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (11.62%) Kibana
5 56 (8.24%) logstash
6 53 (7.79%) Terraform
7 52 (7.65%) Grafana
8 46 (6.76%) Kubernetes
9 30 (4.41%) SCCM
10 20 (2.94%) Salt
11 18 (2.65%) Nagios
12 17 (2.50%) HAProxy
12 17 (2.50%) WSUS
13 14 (2.06%) CA Single Sign-On
13 14 (2.06%) StatsD
13 14 (2.06%) zSecure
14 12 (1.76%) SCOM
15 11 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
15 11 (1.62%) Prometheus
16 10 (1.47%) Fluentd
Vendors
1 126 (18.53%) VMware
2 99 (14.56%) Cisco
3 80 (11.76%) Microsoft
4 70 (10.29%) Oracle
5 56 (8.24%) F5
6 53 (7.79%) IBM
7 52 (7.65%) Citrix
7 52 (7.65%) Juniper
8 51 (7.50%) CheckPoint
9 41 (6.03%) HP
10 38 (5.59%) Google
11 37 (5.44%) SaltStack
11 37 (5.44%) webMethods
12 35 (5.15%) Splunk
13 34 (5.00%) Red Hat
14 30 (4.41%) CA
14 30 (4.41%) WSO2
15 27 (3.97%) Palo Alto
16 25 (3.68%) Blue Coat
17 23 (3.38%) Extreme Networks