The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the West Midlands region.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 116 102 97
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -5
Contract jobs citing SSL 2 1 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.084% 0.055% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.71% 0.37% 3.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 4
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £275 £300
% change year-on-year
+45.45% -8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £31.25 £43.50
% change year-on-year
+28.00% -28.16%
Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
280 271 267
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 11.77% 14.79% 11.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 123 121 104
Average daily rate £350 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 39 30
Average hourly rate £15.43 £19.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.89% -13.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £29.30 £32.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
SSL
England

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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham -9 1 £400 - 1
Shropshire - 1 - -
Staffordshire - - - -
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Solihull - - - -
Wolverhampton - - - - 1
Herefordshire - - - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) IIS
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (60.00%) Software Deployment
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (60.00%) Kerberos
2 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (60.00%) Tivoli
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (20.00%) HP
4 1 (20.00%) OCP
4 1 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
4 1 (20.00%) SAN
4 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (20.00%) MOM
4 1 (20.00%) Firewall
4 1 (20.00%) VMware
4 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
4 1 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (20.00%) Clustering
4 1 (20.00%) TDD
4 1 (20.00%) Banking

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 4 (80.00%) IIS
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 1 (20.00%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (20.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Business Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) Kerberos
2 1 (20.00%) SAN
2 1 (20.00%) Firewall
2 1 (20.00%) LAN
2 1 (20.00%) HTTP
2 1 (20.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 10g
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 1 (20.00%) Developer
1 1 (20.00%) DBA
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle DBA
1 1 (20.00%) Infrastructure Specialist
1 1 (20.00%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (20.00%) Web Services
1 1 (20.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Windows
1 4 (80.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (20.00%) Windows XP
2 1 (20.00%) Linux
2 1 (20.00%) UNIX
2 1 (20.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Deployment
1 3 (60.00%) CRM
2 1 (20.00%) TDD
2 1 (20.00%) ITIL
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Android Development
2 1 (20.00%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) PowerShell
2 1 (20.00%) Java
2 1 (20.00%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) OCP
1 1 (20.00%) Oracle Certification
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) VMware ESX
1 1 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 3 (60.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (20.00%) MOM
2 1 (20.00%) HP SIM
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) HP
2 1 (20.00%) VMware
2 1 (20.00%) Oracle
2 1 (20.00%) IBM
2 1 (20.00%) SolarWinds