Period
to 22 October 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 22 October 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
22 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 374 281 321
Rank change year-on-year -93 +40 +42
Contract jobs citing SSL 628 971 833
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.63% 0.92% 0.73%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.59% 5.85% 5.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 396 639 507
UK median daily rate £488 £430 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.55% +1.18% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £305 £296
90th Percentile £638 £588 £577
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £401 £420
% change year-on-year +18.60% -4.64% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 20
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £36.50 £39.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -10.96% -6.41% +41.82%
10th Percentile £13.07 £16.54 £24.18
90th Percentile £34.46 £41.90 £66.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £36.50 £39.00
% change year-on-year -10.96% -6.41% +56.00%

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 13679 16586 15894
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.77% 15.73% 13.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 8310 10065 9102
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +5.26% +1.33%
10th Percentile £188 £220 £213
90th Percentile £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £361
% change year-on-year - +3.88% +3.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 724 830 1034
UK median hourly rate £19.32 £23.59 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.12% +17.95% -
10th Percentile £11.32 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.56 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -21.75% +25.00% -

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 22 October 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 22 October 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 22 October 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 -94 560 £500 +14.29% 46
UK excluding London -89 327 £475 +18.60% 33
London -47 283 £513 +8.47% 15
East of England +5 72 £520 +13.04% 5
South East -93 69 £475 +18.60% 12
Midlands +45 62 £475 +5.50%
North of England -20 60 £475 +18.75% 6
West Midlands +47 54 £494 +9.81%
Scotland -24 47 £425 +26.87% 2
North West -3 29 £338 -12.90% 2
Yorkshire -9 18 £475 +7.47% 3
North East +31 13 £525 +59.09% 1
South West -15 13 £425 +3.03% 8
East Midlands -3 11 £450 -25.00%
Northern Ireland - 4 - -

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 354 (56.37%) Linux
2 295 (46.97%) TCP/IP
3 277 (44.11%) HTTP
4 213 (33.92%) DevOps
5 204 (32.48%) Java
5 204 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
6 192 (30.57%) Firewall
7 179 (28.50%) Python
8 171 (27.23%) Puppet
9 165 (26.27%) Unix
9 165 (26.27%) DNS
9 165 (26.27%) Configuration Management
10 159 (25.32%) Git (software)
10 159 (25.32%) Amazon AWS
11 151 (24.04%) Apache
12 139 (22.13%) Continuous Integration
13 137 (21.82%) Jenkins
14 129 (20.54%) Ansible
15 125 (19.90%) SQL
16 118 (18.79%) Open Source
17 115 (18.31%) VMware
18 109 (17.36%) Windows
19 104 (16.56%) Finance
20 98 (15.61%) PostgreSQL
20 98 (15.61%) Bash Shell
21 97 (15.45%) VPN
22 94 (14.97%) MongoDB
22 94 (14.97%) Docker
23 93 (14.81%) Perl
24 92 (14.65%) Middleware

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
1 151 (24.04%) Apache
2 81 (12.90%) nginx
3 73 (11.62%) Tomcat
4 65 (10.35%) IIS
5 59 (9.39%) JBoss
6 57 (9.08%) WebSphere
7 43 (6.85%) WebLogic
8 26 (4.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 24 (3.82%) Confluence
10 22 (3.50%) SAS
11 20 (3.18%) OpenStack
12 19 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
13 16 (2.55%) CICS
13 16 (2.55%) Elasticsearch
13 16 (2.55%) MQSeries
14 15 (2.39%) Jetty
14 15 (2.39%) Mongrel
15 12 (1.91%) MS Exchange
15 12 (1.91%) Mule
15 12 (1.91%) SharePoint
Applications
1 27 (4.30%) Microsoft Excel
2 25 (3.98%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 24 (3.82%) Microsoft Office
4 6 (0.96%) Microsoft Project
5 4 (0.64%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (0.96%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 2 (0.32%) Magento
2 2 (0.32%) MetaTrader
2 2 (0.32%) NetSuite
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.32%) Oracle iProcurement
2 2 (0.32%) WebTrends
3 1 (0.16%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.16%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 159 (25.32%) Amazon AWS
2 55 (8.76%) Microsoft Azure
3 29 (4.62%) Amazon EC2
4 25 (3.98%) AWS CloudFormation
5 21 (3.34%) GitHub
6 19 (3.03%) IaaS
7 18 (2.87%) PaaS
7 18 (2.87%) SaaS
8 17 (2.71%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 16 (2.55%) Google Cloud Platform
10 15 (2.39%) Google App Engine
11 14 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
11 14 (2.23%) Route 53
11 14 (2.23%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 13 (2.07%) Amazon S3
13 11 (1.75%) G Suite
14 9 (1.43%) Amazon ELB
14 9 (1.43%) AWS Lambda
14 9 (1.43%) Serverless
15 8 (1.27%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 295 (46.97%) TCP/IP
2 277 (44.11%) HTTP
3 192 (30.57%) Firewall
4 165 (26.27%) DNS
5 97 (15.45%) VPN
6 72 (11.46%) IPsec
7 66 (10.51%) Internet
8 65 (10.35%) Network Security
9 63 (10.03%) WAN
10 61 (9.71%) LDAP
11 50 (7.96%) Cisco ASA
12 47 (7.48%) DHCP
13 45 (7.17%) FTP
13 45 (7.17%) HTTPS
13 45 (7.17%) LAN
14 44 (7.01%) Wireless
15 42 (6.69%) Kerberos
16 40 (6.37%) MPLS
16 40 (6.37%) SSH
17 31 (4.94%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 98 (15.61%) PostgreSQL
2 94 (14.97%) MongoDB
3 77 (12.26%) MySQL
4 58 (9.24%) Relational Database
5 37 (5.89%) SQL Server
6 28 (4.46%) NoSQL
7 20 (3.18%) Big Data
7 20 (3.18%) DB2
8 17 (2.71%) RDBMS
9 14 (2.23%) Hadoop
10 12 (1.91%) Apache Cassandra
11 11 (1.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 11 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
12 9 (1.43%) Amazon RDS
13 6 (0.96%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
14 5 (0.80%) HBase
14 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2014
14 5 (0.80%) SQL Server 2016
15 4 (0.64%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 159 (25.32%) Git (software)
2 137 (21.82%) Jenkins
3 68 (10.83%) Subversion
4 40 (6.37%) Maven
5 39 (6.21%) Sonatype Nexus
6 34 (5.41%) Artifactory
7 30 (4.78%) JIRA
8 20 (3.18%) IntelliJ
8 20 (3.18%) Selenium
9 19 (3.03%) Eclipse
10 18 (2.87%) JUnit
11 16 (2.55%) Bitbucket
12 14 (2.23%) Ant
12 14 (2.23%) Travis CI
13 12 (1.91%) SoapUI
14 10 (1.59%) Atlassian Bamboo
14 10 (1.59%) Gradle
14 10 (1.59%) Grunt
14 10 (1.59%) gulp
15 9 (1.43%) Vagrant
General
1 104 (16.56%) Finance
2 40 (6.37%) Banking
3 28 (4.46%) Telecoms
4 16 (2.55%) Marketing
5 15 (2.39%) Retail
6 14 (2.23%) Manufacturing
7 13 (2.07%) Electronics
7 13 (2.07%) Legal
8 10 (1.59%) Investment Banking
9 7 (1.11%) Publishing
10 5 (0.80%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.80%) Front Office
11 4 (0.64%) Automotive
11 4 (0.64%) Law
12 3 (0.48%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.32%) Multimedia
14 1 (0.16%) French Language
14 1 (0.16%) International Banking
14 1 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 121 (19.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 94 (14.97%) Developer
3 73 (11.62%) Architect
4 53 (8.44%) Network Engineer
5 41 (6.53%) Consultant
6 35 (5.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 35 (5.57%) Linux Engineer
7 30 (4.78%) Java Developer
8 28 (4.46%) AWS Engineer
9 27 (4.30%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 27 (4.30%) Scala Developer
10 26 (4.14%) Administrator
11 23 (3.66%) Cloud Engineer
12 21 (3.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
12 21 (3.34%) Senior DevOps
13 20 (3.18%) Security Engineer
14 19 (3.03%) Senior DevOps Engineer
14 19 (3.03%) VMware Engineer
15 18 (2.87%) AWS DevOps
15 18 (2.87%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 92 (14.65%) Middleware
2 91 (14.49%) Web Services
3 69 (10.99%) XML
4 68 (10.83%) J2EE
5 67 (10.67%) SOAP
6 61 (9.71%) Elastic Stack
7 60 (9.55%) REST
8 59 (9.39%) JSON
9 49 (7.80%) HTML
10 41 (6.53%) Spring
11 36 (5.73%) .NET
12 35 (5.57%) CSS
13 32 (5.10%) LAPP Stack
14 30 (4.78%) SAML
15 29 (4.62%) Node.js
16 28 (4.46%) Sensu
17 27 (4.30%) RESTful
18 26 (4.14%) HTML5
19 24 (3.82%) OAuth
19 24 (3.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 80 (12.74%) PKI
2 61 (9.71%) Data Centre
3 36 (5.73%) Computer Science
4 34 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (4.14%) Clustering
6 25 (3.98%) Mainframe
7 24 (3.82%) DataPower
8 19 (3.03%) Management Information System
9 13 (2.07%) User Experience
10 11 (1.75%) Algorithms
10 11 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
10 11 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
11 10 (1.59%) Client/Server
12 9 (1.43%) Private Cloud
12 9 (1.43%) Video on Demand
12 9 (1.43%) Virtual Team
13 8 (1.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 8 (1.27%) Public Cloud
14 6 (0.96%) Animation
14 6 (0.96%) BYOD
Operating Systems
1 354 (56.37%) Linux
2 165 (26.27%) Unix
3 109 (17.36%) Windows
4 88 (14.01%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (8.12%) Windows Server
6 35 (5.57%) Ubuntu
7 33 (5.25%) CentOS
8 29 (4.62%) AIX
9 27 (4.30%) Windows Server 2012
10 23 (3.66%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (3.50%) Mac OS X
12 17 (2.71%) zOS
13 15 (2.39%) Windows 7
14 13 (2.07%) Windows 10
15 12 (1.91%) Solaris
16 10 (1.59%) Apple iOS
17 8 (1.27%) CoreOS
17 8 (1.27%) HPUX
18 6 (0.96%) SUSE
19 5 (0.80%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (33.92%) DevOps
2 204 (32.48%) Agile Software Development
3 165 (26.27%) Configuration Management
4 139 (22.13%) Continuous Integration
5 118 (18.79%) Open Source
6 92 (14.65%) Load Balancing
7 81 (12.90%) TDD
8 73 (11.62%) Scrum
9 70 (11.15%) SOA
10 67 (10.67%) Test Automation
11 64 (10.19%) ITIL
11 64 (10.19%) Software Engineering
12 63 (10.03%) Kanban
13 61 (9.71%) Microservices
14 57 (9.08%) Information Security
15 55 (8.76%) Mentoring
16 46 (7.32%) Continuous Delivery
17 39 (6.21%) Coaching
18 35 (5.57%) API Design
19 34 (5.41%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 204 (32.48%) Java
2 179 (28.50%) Python
3 125 (19.90%) SQL
4 98 (15.61%) Bash Shell
5 93 (14.81%) Perl
6 69 (10.99%) Ruby
7 53 (8.44%) Shell Script
8 44 (7.01%) JavaScript
9 38 (6.05%) PowerShell
10 34 (5.41%) Scala
11 32 (5.10%) Go
12 31 (4.94%) PHP
13 26 (4.14%) C
14 23 (3.66%) C#
15 20 (3.18%) JCL
16 19 (3.03%) Groovy
16 19 (3.03%) REXX
17 16 (2.55%) Assembly Language
17 16 (2.55%) CLIST
18 12 (1.91%) Korn
Qualifications
1 77 (12.26%) Security Cleared
2 53 (8.44%) SC Cleared
3 36 (5.73%) Degree
4 34 (5.41%) Cisco Certification
5 25 (3.98%) CCNP
6 17 (2.71%) Computer Science Degree
7 16 (2.55%) RHCE
8 14 (2.23%) CISSP
8 14 (2.23%) Microsoft Certification
9 13 (2.07%) CCNA
10 10 (1.59%) CCIE
11 7 (1.11%) DV Cleared
11 7 (1.11%) RHCSA
12 6 (0.96%) BPSS Clearance
12 6 (0.96%) MCSA
13 5 (0.80%) ITIL Certification
14 3 (0.48%) AWS Certification
14 3 (0.48%) CCSE
14 3 (0.48%) CESG Certified Professional
14 3 (0.48%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (1.59%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 9 (1.43%) PCI DSS
3 7 (1.11%) AS 2805
3 7 (1.11%) ISO 8583
4 5 (0.80%) FIPS 140-2
4 5 (0.80%) SLA
5 4 (0.64%) GDPR
6 3 (0.48%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.48%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.48%) RosettaNet
6 3 (0.48%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.32%) HMG Security Policy Framework
7 2 (0.32%) QA
8 1 (0.16%) FedRAMP
8 1 (0.16%) HIPAA
8 1 (0.16%) ISO 20022
8 1 (0.16%) ISO/IEC 20000
8 1 (0.16%) PMO
System Software
1 94 (14.97%) Docker
2 62 (9.87%) Active Directory
2 62 (9.87%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (3.82%) Xen
4 23 (3.66%) vCloud
5 19 (3.03%) Time Sharing Option
6 18 (2.87%) RACF
7 16 (2.55%) Job Entry Subsystem
8 15 (2.39%) Microsoft App-V
9 14 (2.23%) Hyper-V
10 10 (1.59%) Virtual Machines
11 9 (1.43%) KVM
11 9 (1.43%) ProxySG
12 8 (1.27%) NFS
12 8 (1.27%) Openswan
13 7 (1.11%) pfSense
13 7 (1.11%) Varnish
13 7 (1.11%) XenApp
13 7 (1.11%) XenDesktop
14 6 (0.96%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 171 (27.23%) Puppet
2 129 (20.54%) Ansible
3 73 (11.62%) Opscode Chef
4 52 (8.28%) Kibana
5 46 (7.32%) logstash
6 40 (6.37%) Terraform
7 31 (4.94%) Grafana
8 30 (4.78%) Kubernetes
9 20 (3.18%) SCCM
10 19 (3.03%) Nagios
11 17 (2.71%) WSUS
12 16 (2.55%) HAProxy
12 16 (2.55%) Salt
12 16 (2.55%) zSecure
13 12 (1.91%) CA Single Sign-On
14 11 (1.75%) SCOM
15 10 (1.59%) StatsD
16 8 (1.27%) Docker Swarm
16 8 (1.27%) Nexpose
16 8 (1.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 115 (18.31%) VMware
2 81 (12.90%) Cisco
3 70 (11.15%) Oracle
4 68 (10.83%) Microsoft
5 60 (9.55%) F5
6 55 (8.76%) IBM
7 46 (7.32%) Juniper
8 42 (6.69%) Citrix
9 39 (6.21%) Red Hat
9 39 (6.21%) SaltStack
10 38 (6.05%) Google
11 35 (5.57%) CheckPoint
12 34 (5.41%) Splunk
13 33 (5.25%) CA
14 32 (5.10%) WSO2
15 28 (4.46%) webMethods
16 27 (4.30%) HP
17 24 (3.82%) Palo Alto
18 21 (3.34%) Blue Coat
19 19 (3.03%) Symantec