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 27 March 2015 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 64 52 52
Rank change year-on-year
-12 0
Contract jobs citing SSL 1 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.13% 0.18% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 1.79% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£420 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £388 £330
% change year-on-year
-3.22% +17.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.11 £45.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-61.97% +28.57%
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
97 56 71
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 12.80% 10.09% 13.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 33 37
Average daily rate £380 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.92% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £183 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £459 £422 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 5
Average hourly rate £26.00 £16.00 £13.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% +23.07%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015, 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 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 3 (50.00%) ITIL
3 3 (50.00%) CISSP
4 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
4 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 2 (33.33%) Cisco
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 2 (33.33%) SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) QA
4 2 (33.33%) Qualys
4 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
4 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (33.33%) Security Management
4 2 (33.33%) Wireless
4 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
4 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (33.33%) F5
5 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (16.67%) SABSA
5 1 (16.67%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (16.67%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (16.67%) CISM
5 1 (16.67%) Change Management
5 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
5 1 (16.67%) Finance

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 1 (16.67%) CICS
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 5 (83.33%) Firewall
2 4 (66.67%) Network Security
3 2 (33.33%) Wireless
3 2 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 2 (33.33%) VPN
4 1 (16.67%) Internet
4 1 (16.67%) SSH
4 1 (16.67%) LAN
4 1 (16.67%) WAN
4 1 (16.67%) FTP
4 1 (16.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server
1 1 (16.67%) DB2
1 1 (16.67%) DTS
1 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
General
1 1 (16.67%) Telecoms
1 1 (16.67%) Finance
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (33.33%) IT Security Officer
1 2 (33.33%) Security Officer
2 1 (16.67%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Manager
2 1 (16.67%) IT Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Network Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Team Leader
2 1 (16.67%) Network Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Security Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Security Manager
2 1 (16.67%) Network Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Mainframe
1 2 (33.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
2 1 (16.67%) HACMP
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) AIX
2 1 (16.67%) zOS
2 1 (16.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Security Management
2 2 (33.33%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Logistics
3 1 (16.67%) Supplier Management
3 1 (16.67%) Incident Management
3 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (16.67%) Network Management
3 1 (16.67%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (16.67%) SABSA
3 1 (16.67%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (16.67%) Resilience Testing
3 1 (16.67%) TOGAF
3 1 (16.67%) Change Management
3 1 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 2 (33.33%) SQL
2 1 (16.67%) JCL
2 1 (16.67%) C
2 1 (16.67%) C++
2 1 (16.67%) COBOL
2 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) CISSP
2 1 (16.67%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (33.33%) QA
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) RACF
1 1 (16.67%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
1 1 (16.67%) Tivoli
1 1 (16.67%) Control-M
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Cisco
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Blue Coat
1 2 (33.33%) Qualys
1 2 (33.33%) F5
2 1 (16.67%) Ruckus Wireless
2 1 (16.67%) HP
2 1 (16.67%) Juniper
2 1 (16.67%) BMC
2 1 (16.67%) CheckPoint
2 1 (16.67%) Websense
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
2 1 (16.67%) Oracle
2 1 (16.67%) Business Objects