The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 12 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
12 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 49 50 54
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +4
Contract jobs citing SSL 8 5 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 1.18% 0.83% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.16% 5.38% 1.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 1
Average daily rate £400 £423 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.32% -0.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £378 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £17.11 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+148.39% -61.97%
SSL
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
98 93 72
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.45% 15.37% 12.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 52 40 41
Average daily rate £375 £295 £183
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.11% +61.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £120
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 4
Average hourly rate £12.37 £14.50 £16.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.72% -12.12%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSL across the Birmingham region.

SSL Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SSL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SSL.

1 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) Perl
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
1 6 (66.67%) Unix
1 6 (66.67%) AIX
1 6 (66.67%) Solaris
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) BMC
1 6 (66.67%) Control-M
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
1 6 (66.67%) SUSE
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
1 6 (66.67%) SSH
1 6 (66.67%) Korn
1 6 (66.67%) Investment Management
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) Firewall
3 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 2 (22.22%) VPN
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
3 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
4 1 (11.11%) F5
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
4 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 12 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region citing SSL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) SSH
2 2 (22.22%) Firewall
2 2 (22.22%) VPN
2 2 (22.22%) Wi-Fi
3 1 (11.11%) BIG-IP
3 1 (11.11%) DNS
3 1 (11.11%) HTTP
3 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
General
1 6 (66.67%) Banking
1 6 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Network Engineer
1 2 (22.22%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (11.11%) Network Specialist
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) AIX
1 6 (66.67%) Linux
1 6 (66.67%) Solaris
1 6 (66.67%) SUSE
1 6 (66.67%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Investment Management
2 3 (33.33%) Change Management
3 2 (22.22%) ITIL
3 2 (22.22%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (11.11%) Change Control
4 1 (11.11%) Load Balancing
4 1 (11.11%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) Java
1 6 (66.67%) Korn
1 6 (66.67%) Perl
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) SC Cleared
1 1 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (22.22%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 6 (66.67%) BMC
1 6 (66.67%) Oracle
2 2 (22.22%) Citrix
3 1 (11.11%) F5