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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 25 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
25 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 122 112 116
Rank change year-on-year
-10 +4
Contract jobs citing SSL 24 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.25% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.16% 2.26% 1.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 2 0
Median daily rate £436 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.41% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £386 £364
% change year-on-year
+3.40% +6.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.50 £39.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-1.28% +56.00%
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
465 266 362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.71% 11.16% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 144 172
Median daily rate £350 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £237 £200 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £466 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 26 31
Median hourly rate £36.25 £20.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.25% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £15.00 £10.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+39.37% +7.62%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands region citing SSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 2016.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 25 July 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -4 11 £350 - 2
Shropshire - 9 £456 -
Coventry -15 2 £451 +50.16%
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 25 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SSL.

1 36 (80.00%) Linux
2 25 (55.56%) Windows
3 24 (53.33%) Unix
4 21 (46.67%) Java
5 19 (42.22%) Apache
6 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (40.00%) Software Engineering
7 15 (33.33%) Git (software)
7 15 (33.33%) Jenkins
8 14 (31.11%) IIS
8 14 (31.11%) HTTP
8 14 (31.11%) TCP/IP
9 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
9 13 (28.89%) SQL
10 12 (26.67%) Oracle
10 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
10 12 (26.67%) DevOps
11 11 (24.44%) Open Source
11 11 (24.44%) Firewall
12 9 (20.00%) CSS
12 9 (20.00%) Web Services
12 9 (20.00%) XML
12 9 (20.00%) VPN
12 9 (20.00%) IntelliJ
12 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
12 9 (20.00%) Scala
12 9 (20.00%) Puppet
12 9 (20.00%) MongoDB
12 9 (20.00%) JSON
12 9 (20.00%) Play Framework

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 19 (42.22%) Apache
2 14 (31.11%) IIS
3 8 (17.78%) Confluence
4 7 (15.56%) JBoss
4 7 (15.56%) WebLogic
5 5 (11.11%) Tomcat
6 4 (8.89%) SharePoint
6 4 (8.89%) SharePoint Server
7 1 (2.22%) nginx
7 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (17.78%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.44%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.44%) Office 365
2 1 (2.22%) GitHub
2 1 (2.22%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (31.11%) HTTP
1 14 (31.11%) TCP/IP
2 11 (24.44%) Firewall
3 9 (20.00%) VPN
4 7 (15.56%) Internet
4 7 (15.56%) Wireless
5 6 (13.33%) DHCP
5 6 (13.33%) DNS
5 6 (13.33%) Ethernet
6 5 (11.11%) SSH
7 4 (8.89%) BIG-IP
7 4 (8.89%) HTTPS
7 4 (8.89%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (8.89%) ZigBee
8 3 (6.67%) IMAP
8 3 (6.67%) Kerberos
8 3 (6.67%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (6.67%) SMTP
8 3 (6.67%) TACACS
9 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (26.67%) SQL Server
2 9 (20.00%) MongoDB
3 8 (17.78%) MySQL
4 4 (8.89%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.22%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 15 (33.33%) Git (software)
1 15 (33.33%) Jenkins
2 9 (20.00%) IntelliJ
3 8 (17.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 8 (17.78%) Bitbucket
3 8 (17.78%) FishEye
3 8 (17.78%) GoCD
3 8 (17.78%) JIRA
3 8 (17.78%) Sonatype Nexus
4 7 (15.56%) Eclipse
4 7 (15.56%) JUnit
4 7 (15.56%) Selenium
5 1 (2.22%) Ant
5 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
5 1 (2.22%) Gatling
5 1 (2.22%) Grunt
5 1 (2.22%) gulp
5 1 (2.22%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (2.22%) Sublime Text
5 1 (2.22%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 7 (15.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.22%) Electronics
2 1 (2.22%) Finance
2 1 (2.22%) French Language
2 1 (2.22%) German Language
2 1 (2.22%) Law
2 1 (2.22%) Publishing
2 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (24.44%) Software Engineer
2 10 (22.22%) Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Architect
3 7 (15.56%) Developer/Software Engineer
3 7 (15.56%) Digital Developer
3 7 (15.56%) Software Developer
4 5 (11.11%) Senior Architect
4 5 (11.11%) Solutions Architect
5 4 (8.89%) Analyst
5 4 (8.89%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Linux Engineer
5 4 (8.89%) Senior Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.67%) Security Analyst
6 3 (6.67%) Windows Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.44%) Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Java Consultant
7 2 (4.44%) Java Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Security Engineer
7 2 (4.44%) Senior Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (20.00%) CSS
1 9 (20.00%) JSON
1 9 (20.00%) Play Framework
1 9 (20.00%) Web Services
1 9 (20.00%) XML
2 7 (15.56%) EJB
2 7 (15.56%) Hibernate
2 7 (15.56%) HTML
2 7 (15.56%) HTML5
2 7 (15.56%) J2EE
2 7 (15.56%) J2SE
2 7 (15.56%) REST
2 7 (15.56%) SOAP
2 7 (15.56%) Spring
3 4 (8.89%) SAML
4 1 (2.22%) AngularJS
4 1 (2.22%) Gherkin
4 1 (2.22%) jQuery
4 1 (2.22%) Node.js
4 1 (2.22%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 7 (15.56%) Data Centre
2 4 (8.89%) Arduino
2 4 (8.89%) Home Automation
2 4 (8.89%) Internet of Things
2 4 (8.89%) PKI
2 4 (8.89%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (2.22%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 36 (80.00%) Linux
2 25 (55.56%) Windows
3 24 (53.33%) Unix
4 7 (15.56%) Windows Server
5 5 (11.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.44%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (4.44%) Windows Vista
6 2 (4.44%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.22%) CentOS
7 1 (2.22%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 12 (26.67%) DevOps
3 11 (24.44%) Open Source
4 9 (20.00%) Microservices
5 8 (17.78%) Configuration Management
5 8 (17.78%) Load Balancing
6 7 (15.56%) Continuous Integration
7 5 (11.11%) ITIL
7 5 (11.11%) Waterfall
8 4 (8.89%) Line Management
8 4 (8.89%) Service Delivery
9 3 (6.67%) Logistics
9 3 (6.67%) Presales
9 3 (6.67%) Server Hardening
9 3 (6.67%) SIEM
9 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
10 2 (4.44%) Disaster Recovery
10 2 (4.44%) Internal Audit
10 2 (4.44%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 21 (46.67%) Java
2 13 (28.89%) SQL
3 9 (20.00%) Scala
4 8 (17.78%) C#
5 7 (15.56%) Haskell
6 2 (4.44%) C
6 2 (4.44%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.22%) Groovy
7 1 (2.22%) JavaScript
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) Python
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 8 (17.78%) Security Cleared
2 4 (8.89%) LPIC
3 3 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.44%) CCNP
4 2 (4.44%) Degree
4 2 (4.44%) SC Cleared
5 1 (2.22%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.22%) CCIE
5 1 (2.22%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (20.00%) Docker
2 5 (11.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.89%) Firmware
4 3 (6.67%) Sendmail
5 2 (4.44%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.22%) vCloud
6 1 (2.22%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 9 (20.00%) Puppet
2 4 (8.89%) Backup Exec
2 4 (8.89%) NetBackup
2 4 (8.89%) SCCM
2 4 (8.89%) SCOM
3 2 (4.44%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.22%) Grafana
4 1 (2.22%) Kibana
4 1 (2.22%) Nexpose
Vendors
1 13 (28.89%) Microsoft
2 12 (26.67%) Oracle
3 7 (15.56%) webMethods
4 6 (13.33%) Adobe
4 6 (13.33%) Cisco
5 5 (11.11%) F5
5 5 (11.11%) VMware
6 4 (8.89%) Citrix
6 4 (8.89%) IBM
6 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
7 3 (6.67%) Proofpoint
8 2 (4.44%) Juniper
9 1 (2.22%) ArcSight
9 1 (2.22%) Blue Coat
9 1 (2.22%) CheckPoint
9 1 (2.22%) Google
9 1 (2.22%) Intel Security
9 1 (2.22%) Sourcefire
9 1 (2.22%) Symantec
9 1 (2.22%) TippingPoint