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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 48 49 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +1
Contract jobs citing SSL 5 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.84% 0.35% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.88% 2.74% 1.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 1
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£423 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.58% +6.25%
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £325 £361
% change year-on-year
+16.15% -10.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £45.00 £125.00
% change year-on-year
- -64.00%
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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
85 73 69
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.24% 12.81% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 44 28
Average daily rate £295 £260 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.46% -25.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £120 £199
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 4
Average hourly rate £14.50 £16.50 £18.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.12% -10.81%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 3 (42.86%) CISSP
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) Cisco
4 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 2 (28.57%) UNIX
4 2 (28.57%) Windows
4 2 (28.57%) Security Management
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
4 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
4 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
4 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (28.57%) QA
4 2 (28.57%) Qualys
4 2 (28.57%) F5
4 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (14.29%) SABSA
5 1 (14.29%) Ruckus Wireless
5 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
5 1 (14.29%) Resilience Testing
5 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (14.29%) IMAP

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 (14.29%) Exchange Server 2007
1 1 (14.29%) WebSphere
1 1 (14.29%) Apache
1 1 (14.29%) MS Exchange
1 1 (14.29%) CICS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (71.43%) Firewall
2 4 (57.14%) Network Security
3 3 (42.86%) TCP/IP
4 2 (28.57%) VPN
4 2 (28.57%) Wireless
4 2 (28.57%) Internet
5 1 (14.29%) IMAP
5 1 (14.29%) OpenLDAP
5 1 (14.29%) SSH
5 1 (14.29%) S/MIME
5 1 (14.29%) LAN
5 1 (14.29%) WAN
5 1 (14.29%) SMTP
5 1 (14.29%) FTP
5 1 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
1 1 (14.29%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (14.29%) DTS
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) DB2
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (28.57%) IT Security Officer
1 2 (28.57%) Security Officer
2 1 (14.29%) Mainframe Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) IT Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Security Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Network Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Network Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Network Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Support Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Team Leader
2 1 (14.29%) Network Manager
2 1 (14.29%) Security Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) UNIX Engineer
2 1 (14.29%) Infrastructure Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (14.29%) XML
1 1 (14.29%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) Mainframe
1 2 (28.57%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (14.29%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (14.29%) Open Source
2 1 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (14.29%) HACMP
2 1 (14.29%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) UNIX
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
2 1 (14.29%) CentOS
2 1 (14.29%) SUSE
2 1 (14.29%) AIX
2 1 (14.29%) Solaris
2 1 (14.29%) Linux
2 1 (14.29%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) ITIL
2 2 (28.57%) Security Management
2 2 (28.57%) Penetration Testing
3 1 (14.29%) SABSA
3 1 (14.29%) Kalman Filter
3 1 (14.29%) Resilience Testing
3 1 (14.29%) Root Cause Analysis
3 1 (14.29%) Capacity Planning
3 1 (14.29%) Network Management
3 1 (14.29%) Logistics
3 1 (14.29%) Supplier Management
3 1 (14.29%) Incident Management
3 1 (14.29%) Change Management
3 1 (14.29%) Disaster Recovery
3 1 (14.29%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 1 (14.29%) JCL
2 1 (14.29%) Python
2 1 (14.29%) C
2 1 (14.29%) C++
2 1 (14.29%) COBOL
2 1 (14.29%) Java
2 1 (14.29%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (42.86%) CISSP
2 1 (14.29%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (28.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 2 (28.57%) QA
System Software
1 1 (14.29%) Sendmail
1 1 (14.29%) ProxySG
1 1 (14.29%) RACF
Systems Management
1 1 (14.29%) Tivoli
1 1 (14.29%) Control-M
1 1 (14.29%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Cisco
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
1 2 (28.57%) Blue Coat
1 2 (28.57%) Qualys
1 2 (28.57%) F5
2 1 (14.29%) Ruckus Wireless
2 1 (14.29%) Proofpoint
2 1 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (14.29%) Websense
2 1 (14.29%) Oracle
2 1 (14.29%) Business Objects
2 1 (14.29%) IBM
2 1 (14.29%) Juniper
2 1 (14.29%) BMC
2 1 (14.29%) CheckPoint