The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 11 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
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 107 103 107
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +4
Contract jobs citing SSL 15 7 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.59% 0.32% 0.093%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.60% 2.28% 0.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 1
Average daily rate £300 £433 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.63% +1.76%
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
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
268 307 264
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 10.50% 13.90% 12.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 137 129 124
Average daily rate £375 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £155 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £464
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 50 13
Average hourly rate £18.00 £26.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% +23.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.04 £14.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.50 £40.00 £29.72
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 the West Midlands

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

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SSL Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

SSL
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 11 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham +1 8 £400 -5.32% 1
Shropshire - 4 - -
Warwickshire +2 1 £300 -31.81%
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 11 (64.71%) Linux
2 10 (58.82%) Java
3 9 (52.94%) Unix
4 6 (35.29%) XML
4 6 (35.29%) AIX
4 6 (35.29%) Solaris
4 6 (35.29%) C#
4 6 (35.29%) HTML
4 6 (35.29%) Perl
4 6 (35.29%) SQL
4 6 (35.29%) Oracle
4 6 (35.29%) CSS
4 6 (35.29%) BMC
4 6 (35.29%) Control-M
4 6 (35.29%) Finance
4 6 (35.29%) SUSE
4 6 (35.29%) Banking
4 6 (35.29%) SSH
4 6 (35.29%) Korn
4 6 (35.29%) Investment Management
5 5 (29.41%) HTTP
5 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
6 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (23.53%) DNS
6 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
6 4 (23.53%) Open Source
6 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
6 4 (23.53%) Scala
6 4 (23.53%) DevOps
7 3 (17.65%) KnockoutJS

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 3 (17.65%) Apache
1 3 (17.65%) CMS
1 3 (17.65%) IIS
1 3 (17.65%) JBoss
1 3 (17.65%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 6 (35.29%) SSH
2 5 (29.41%) HTTP
2 5 (29.41%) TCP/IP
3 4 (23.53%) DNS
4 3 (17.65%) Firewall
4 3 (17.65%) SMTP
4 3 (17.65%) VPN
5 2 (11.76%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (5.88%) BIG-IP
6 1 (5.88%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (5.88%) NetScaler
6 1 (5.88%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (23.53%) MongoDB
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server
2 3 (17.65%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (17.65%) Eclipse
1 3 (17.65%) Git (software)
1 3 (17.65%) IntelliJ
1 3 (17.65%) Jenkins
1 3 (17.65%) JUnit
1 3 (17.65%) Selenium
1 3 (17.65%) Visual Studio
2 1 (5.88%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (35.29%) Banking
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (35.29%) Developer
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Developer
3 3 (17.65%) .NET Web Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Digital Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Network Engineer
3 3 (17.65%) Software Developer
3 3 (17.65%) Web Developer
4 2 (11.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (11.76%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Developer
5 1 (5.88%) C# Web Developer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Cisco Network Engineer
5 1 (5.88%) Network Specialist
5 1 (5.88%) SQL Developer
5 1 (5.88%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (35.29%) CSS
1 6 (35.29%) HTML
1 6 (35.29%) XML
2 3 (17.65%) .NET
2 3 (17.65%) .NET Framework
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET
2 3 (17.65%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (17.65%) Classic ASP
2 3 (17.65%) EJB
2 3 (17.65%) Entity Framework
2 3 (17.65%) Hibernate
2 3 (17.65%) HTML5
2 3 (17.65%) J2EE
2 3 (17.65%) J2SE
2 3 (17.65%) jQuery
2 3 (17.65%) JSON
2 3 (17.65%) LINQ
2 3 (17.65%) SOAP
2 3 (17.65%) Spring
2 3 (17.65%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (5.88%) SecurID
Operating Systems
1 11 (64.71%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) Unix
3 6 (35.29%) AIX
3 6 (35.29%) Solaris
3 6 (35.29%) SUSE
4 3 (17.65%) Windows
4 3 (17.65%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (35.29%) Investment Management
2 4 (23.53%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (23.53%) DevOps
2 4 (23.53%) Open Source
2 4 (23.53%) Software Engineering
3 3 (17.65%) Change Management
3 3 (17.65%) Configuration Management
3 3 (17.65%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (17.65%) CRM
3 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 3 (17.65%) Microservices
3 3 (17.65%) MVC
4 2 (11.76%) ITIL
4 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (5.88%) Change Control
5 1 (5.88%) Continuous Improvement
5 1 (5.88%) Load Balancing
5 1 (5.88%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 10 (58.82%) Java
2 6 (35.29%) C#
2 6 (35.29%) Korn
2 6 (35.29%) Perl
2 6 (35.29%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) Scala
4 3 (17.65%) Haskell
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
4 3 (17.65%) T-SQL
4 3 (17.65%) VB.NET
4 3 (17.65%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (11.76%) SC Cleared
1 2 (11.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (11.76%) PCI DSS
2 1 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 3 (17.65%) Docker
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (35.29%) Control-M
2 3 (17.65%) Puppet
Vendors
1 6 (35.29%) BMC
1 6 (35.29%) Oracle
2 3 (17.65%) Adobe
2 3 (17.65%) webMethods
3 2 (11.76%) Citrix
3 2 (11.76%) F5
4 1 (5.88%) CheckPoint
4 1 (5.88%) Cisco
4 1 (5.88%) Juniper