The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 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 30 March 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)
Yorkshire / West Yorkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 90 96 98
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Contract jobs citing SSL 7 16 17
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 0.52% 0.82% 0.93%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.02% 7.05% 7.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 12 10
Median daily rate £438 £488 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.25% +121.59%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +18.75% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 4
Median hourly rate - - £17.11
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £42.75 £17.11
% change year-on-year -60.23% +149.85%  

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 advertised in West Yorkshire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Yorkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 174 227 232
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in West Yorkshire 12.99% 11.59% 12.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 100 138 149
Median daily rate £420 £380 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.52% +26.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £265 £123
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 16 12
Median hourly rate £17.39 £12.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +39.12% -28.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.25 £10.20 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £32.50 £21.00 £35.10
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in West Yorkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in West Yorkshire 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 West Yorkshire

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SSL in West Yorkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in West Yorkshire

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in West Yorkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL in West Yorkshire.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in West Yorkshire

SSL
Contract Job Locations in West Yorkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the West Yorkshire region over the 3 months to 30 March 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
Bradford - 4 £450 - 1
Leeds -2 2 £425 -22.72% 2
Halifax +1 1 - -
SSL
Yorkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 across the West Yorkshire region with a requirement for SSL.

1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 9 (64.29%) Windows
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
3 7 (50.00%) HTTP
3 7 (50.00%) DNS
3 7 (50.00%) Finance
3 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 6 (42.86%) ITIL
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
5 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2014
5 5 (35.71%) Octopus Deploy
5 5 (35.71%) DevOps
5 5 (35.71%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
5 5 (35.71%) IIS
5 5 (35.71%) HTTPS
5 5 (35.71%) Cisco
5 5 (35.71%) SMTP
5 5 (35.71%) DHCP
5 5 (35.71%) FTP
5 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (35.71%) Telnet
5 5 (35.71%) Project Management
6 4 (28.57%) Sophos
6 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 4 (28.57%) Network Security
6 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in West Yorkshire 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 5 (35.71%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (28.57%) Office 365
3 1 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (92.86%) Firewall
2 7 (50.00%) DNS
2 7 (50.00%) HTTP
3 5 (35.71%) DHCP
3 5 (35.71%) FTP
3 5 (35.71%) HTTPS
3 5 (35.71%) SMTP
3 5 (35.71%) Telnet
4 4 (28.57%) Network Security
5 2 (14.29%) BGP
5 2 (14.29%) BIG-IP
5 2 (14.29%) EIGRP
5 2 (14.29%) Extranet
5 2 (14.29%) Internet
5 2 (14.29%) Intranet
5 2 (14.29%) IPsec
5 2 (14.29%) IPv4
5 2 (14.29%) MPLS
5 2 (14.29%) OSPF
5 2 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server
1 5 (35.71%) SQL Server 2014
2 4 (28.57%) Azure SQL Database
2 4 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Octopus Deploy
2 1 (7.14%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) TeamCity
2 1 (7.14%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (50.00%) Finance
2 1 (7.14%) Banking
2 1 (7.14%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Infrastructure Security Engineer
1 4 (28.57%) Security Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Implementation Specialist
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Infrastructure Designer
3 2 (14.29%) Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) 2nd Line Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Consultant
4 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.14%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 9 (64.29%) Windows
1 9 (64.29%) Windows Server
1 9 (64.29%) Windows Server 2012
2 5 (35.71%) Windows Server 2008
3 4 (28.57%) Unix
3 4 (28.57%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (21.43%) Linux
4 3 (21.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (7.14%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 6 (42.86%) ITIL
3 5 (35.71%) Continuous Delivery
3 5 (35.71%) DevOps
3 5 (35.71%) Incident Management
3 5 (35.71%) Project Management
4 1 (7.14%) Application Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) B2B
4 1 (7.14%) Capacity Management
4 1 (7.14%) Change Management
4 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
4 1 (7.14%) Network Management
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Monitoring
4 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (7.14%) Service Delivery
4 1 (7.14%) Service Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (28.57%) PowerShell
2 2 (14.29%) Perl
2 2 (14.29%) Python
2 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (21.43%) MCSE
1 3 (21.43%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (14.29%) CCNA
2 2 (14.29%) CCNP
2 2 (14.29%) JNCIA
3 1 (7.14%) AWS Certification
3 1 (7.14%) SC Cleared
3 1 (7.14%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (28.57%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 4 (28.57%) Active Directory
2 2 (14.29%) Firmware
3 1 (7.14%) Docker
Systems Management
1 5 (35.71%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) OpenView
2 1 (7.14%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) SCOM
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Cisco
2 4 (28.57%) F5
2 4 (28.57%) Sophos
3 3 (21.43%) Microsoft
3 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
4 2 (14.29%) Extreme Networks
4 2 (14.29%) Juniper
5 1 (7.14%) Avaya
5 1 (7.14%) CheckPoint
5 1 (7.14%) HP
5 1 (7.14%) IBM
5 1 (7.14%) IBM Sterling
5 1 (7.14%) Splunk