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 17 September 2014 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
17 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 62 58 -
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -
Contract jobs citing SSL 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.30% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.81% 2.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £320 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £392
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -16.98%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -
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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
123 82 112
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 16.27% 12.44% 16.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 50 46
Average daily rate £313 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.71% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 4 4
Average hourly rate £20.00 £14.00 £17.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% -17.64%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £13.20 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £17.10 £33.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 17 September 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) Solaris
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) Apache
1 5 (100.00%) SUSE
2 4 (80.00%) Change Management
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) Banking
2 4 (80.00%) Investment Banking
2 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
2 4 (80.00%) Private Banking
2 4 (80.00%) Web Development
2 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) Java
2 4 (80.00%) WebLogic
2 4 (80.00%) LDAP
2 4 (80.00%) Sun
2 4 (80.00%) CA
2 4 (80.00%) Shell Script
2 4 (80.00%) CA SiteMinder
2 4 (80.00%) Wealth Management
3 1 (20.00%) PKI
3 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (20.00%) CentOS
3 1 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (20.00%) Sendmail
3 1 (20.00%) Proofpoint
3 1 (20.00%) Open Source
3 1 (20.00%) IMAP

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 September 2014, 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.

Application Platforms
1 5 (100.00%) Apache
2 4 (80.00%) Tomcat
2 4 (80.00%) WebLogic
3 1 (20.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (20.00%) Exchange Server 2007
Communications & Networking
1 4 (80.00%) LDAP
2 1 (20.00%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (20.00%) IMAP
2 1 (20.00%) Internet
2 1 (20.00%) SMTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
2 1 (20.00%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
1 4 (80.00%) Banking
1 4 (80.00%) Investment Banking
1 4 (80.00%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (80.00%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) PKI
1 1 (20.00%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Solaris
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) SUSE
2 1 (20.00%) CentOS
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) Change Management
1 4 (80.00%) Incident Management
1 4 (80.00%) Web Development
1 4 (80.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (80.00%) Wealth Management
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) Java
1 4 (80.00%) Shell Script
2 1 (20.00%) Perl
2 1 (20.00%) Python
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 4 (80.00%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Sun
1 4 (80.00%) CA
2 1 (20.00%) Proofpoint