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 26 May 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
26 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 102 116 106
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -10
Contract jobs citing SSL 29 9 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.03% 0.35% 0.39%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.30% 2.21% 3.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 1
Median daily rate £344 £498 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.90% +24.37%
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+10.87% -6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +54.45%
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
397 408 297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.07% 16.04% 12.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 236 116
Median daily rate £363 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £202 £227 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 32
Median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.54 £10.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +40.54%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 - 17 £350 - 4
Shropshire -41 4 - -
Solihull - 4 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £275 - 5
Coventry - 1 £451 -
Worcestershire - 1 - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 26 May 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 30 (75.00%) Linux
2 19 (47.50%) Windows
3 17 (42.50%) Unix
4 15 (37.50%) Java
5 14 (35.00%) SQL
5 14 (35.00%) HTTP
6 13 (32.50%) TCP/IP
6 13 (32.50%) Software Engineering
7 12 (30.00%) Open Source
8 11 (27.50%) C#
8 11 (27.50%) Apache
8 11 (27.50%) CSS
8 11 (27.50%) XML
9 10 (25.00%) HTML
9 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (25.00%) DevOps
9 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
10 9 (22.50%) MongoDB
10 9 (22.50%) Scala
10 9 (22.50%) Firewall
10 9 (22.50%) IIS
10 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
10 9 (22.50%) DNS
11 8 (20.00%) IntelliJ
11 8 (20.00%) VPN
11 8 (20.00%) Puppet
11 8 (20.00%) JSON
11 8 (20.00%) Docker
11 8 (20.00%) Microservices
11 8 (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 11 (27.50%) Apache
2 9 (22.50%) IIS
3 7 (17.50%) JBoss
3 7 (17.50%) WebLogic
4 5 (12.50%) Tomcat
5 4 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (10.00%) SharePoint Server
6 3 (7.50%) CMS
7 1 (2.50%) nginx
7 1 (2.50%) Node.js
Applications
1 5 (12.50%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.00%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.00%) Office 365
2 1 (2.50%) GitHub
2 1 (2.50%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (35.00%) HTTP
2 13 (32.50%) TCP/IP
3 9 (22.50%) DNS
3 9 (22.50%) Firewall
4 8 (20.00%) VPN
5 7 (17.50%) SSH
6 6 (15.00%) DHCP
6 6 (15.00%) Ethernet
6 6 (15.00%) Internet
6 6 (15.00%) SMTP
6 6 (15.00%) Wireless
7 4 (10.00%) BIG-IP
7 4 (10.00%) HTTPS
7 4 (10.00%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (10.00%) ZigBee
8 3 (7.50%) IMAP
8 3 (7.50%) Kerberos
8 3 (7.50%) OpenLDAP
8 3 (7.50%) TACACS
9 2 (5.00%) PPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) MongoDB
2 7 (17.50%) SQL Server
3 4 (10.00%) Relational Database
4 3 (7.50%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (2.50%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (20.00%) IntelliJ
2 7 (17.50%) Eclipse
2 7 (17.50%) Git (software)
2 7 (17.50%) Jenkins
2 7 (17.50%) JUnit
2 7 (17.50%) Selenium
3 3 (7.50%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.50%) Ant
4 1 (2.50%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.50%) Gatling
4 1 (2.50%) Grunt
4 1 (2.50%) gulp
4 1 (2.50%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.50%) Sublime Text
General
1 7 (17.50%) Retail
2 2 (5.00%) Banking
2 2 (5.00%) Finance
3 1 (2.50%) Electronics
3 1 (2.50%) French Language
3 1 (2.50%) German Language
3 1 (2.50%) Law
3 1 (2.50%) Publishing
3 1 (2.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (30.00%) Developer
1 12 (30.00%) Software Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 7 (17.50%) Digital Developer
2 7 (17.50%) Software Developer
3 4 (10.00%) Analyst
3 4 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 4 (10.00%) Linux Engineer
4 3 (7.50%) .NET Developer
4 3 (7.50%) .NET Web Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Security Analyst
4 3 (7.50%) Web Developer
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.00%) Hardware Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Java Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Linux Consultant
5 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Server Engineer
5 2 (5.00%) Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (27.50%) CSS
1 11 (27.50%) XML
2 10 (25.00%) HTML
3 8 (20.00%) JSON
3 8 (20.00%) Play Framework
4 7 (17.50%) EJB
4 7 (17.50%) Hibernate
4 7 (17.50%) HTML5
4 7 (17.50%) J2EE
4 7 (17.50%) J2SE
4 7 (17.50%) REST
4 7 (17.50%) SOAP
4 7 (17.50%) Spring
5 4 (10.00%) jQuery
5 4 (10.00%) SAML
6 3 (7.50%) .NET Framework
6 3 (7.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (7.50%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (7.50%) LINQ
6 3 (7.50%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.00%) Arduino
2 4 (10.00%) Home Automation
2 4 (10.00%) Internet of Things
2 4 (10.00%) PKI
2 4 (10.00%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (2.50%) CMDB
Operating Systems
1 30 (75.00%) Linux
2 19 (47.50%) Windows
3 17 (42.50%) Unix
4 10 (25.00%) Windows Server
5 5 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.00%) AIX
6 2 (5.00%) Solaris
6 2 (5.00%) SUSE
6 2 (5.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.00%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.00%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.50%) CentOS
7 1 (2.50%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (32.50%) Software Engineering
2 12 (30.00%) Open Source
3 10 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (25.00%) DevOps
4 8 (20.00%) Microservices
5 7 (17.50%) Configuration Management
5 7 (17.50%) Continuous Integration
6 5 (12.50%) ITIL
7 4 (10.00%) Line Management
7 4 (10.00%) Service Delivery
8 3 (7.50%) CRM
8 3 (7.50%) E-Commerce
8 3 (7.50%) Logistics
8 3 (7.50%) MVC
8 3 (7.50%) Presales
8 3 (7.50%) Server Hardening
8 3 (7.50%) SIEM
8 3 (7.50%) Vulnerability Management
8 3 (7.50%) Web Development
9 2 (5.00%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 15 (37.50%) Java
2 14 (35.00%) SQL
3 11 (27.50%) C#
4 9 (22.50%) Scala
5 7 (17.50%) Haskell
6 4 (10.00%) JavaScript
7 3 (7.50%) Perl
7 3 (7.50%) T-SQL
7 3 (7.50%) VB.NET
7 3 (7.50%) VBScript
8 2 (5.00%) Korn
8 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.50%) Groovy
9 1 (2.50%) Python
9 1 (2.50%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (10.00%) LPIC
3 2 (5.00%) CCNP
3 2 (5.00%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (5.00%) Degree
4 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (2.50%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.50%) QA
System Software
1 9 (22.50%) Active Directory
2 8 (20.00%) Docker
3 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (10.00%) Firmware
5 3 (7.50%) Sendmail
6 2 (5.00%) Hyper-V
7 1 (2.50%) vCloud
7 1 (2.50%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 8 (20.00%) Puppet
2 4 (10.00%) Backup Exec
2 4 (10.00%) NetBackup
2 4 (10.00%) SCCM
2 4 (10.00%) SCOM
3 2 (5.00%) Control-M
3 2 (5.00%) FortiGate
4 1 (2.50%) Grafana
4 1 (2.50%) Kibana
Vendors
1 7 (17.50%) webMethods
2 6 (15.00%) Adobe
2 6 (15.00%) Microsoft
2 6 (15.00%) Oracle
3 5 (12.50%) VMware
4 4 (10.00%) Cisco
4 4 (10.00%) Citrix
4 4 (10.00%) F5
4 4 (10.00%) IBM
4 4 (10.00%) Red Hat
5 3 (7.50%) Proofpoint
6 2 (5.00%) BMC
7 1 (2.50%) Google