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 24 February 2017 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England / West Midlands
Rank 94 120 106
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -14
Contract jobs citing SSL 28 12 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.16% 0.46% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.26% 4.58% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 4 4
Median daily rate £525 £300 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+75.00% -30.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £300 £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £765 £370 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £370
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +8.10%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.95 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £42.50 £17.11
% change year-on-year
-68.23% +148.39%

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
339 262 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.08% 10.01% 14.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 129 134
Median daily rate £363 £400 £291
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.37% +37.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £173 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 7 52
Median hourly rate £23.95 £18.00 £28.10
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.05% -35.93%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £13.02 £11.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.30 £25.80 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 2017.

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 24 February 2017. 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 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 +8 11 £525 +31.25% 4
Shropshire +28 7 £500 -
Solihull - 4 - -
Coventry - 3 £450 -
Warwickshire +1 2 £750 +150.00%
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 February 2017, 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 32 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 29 (60.42%) Linux
3 26 (54.17%) Python
3 26 (54.17%) Open Source
4 25 (52.08%) Continuous Integration
4 25 (52.08%) HTTP
4 25 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
5 24 (50.00%) Jenkins
6 23 (47.92%) MongoDB
6 23 (47.92%) Git (software)
6 23 (47.92%) DevOps
6 23 (47.92%) Ruby
6 23 (47.92%) Web Services
7 19 (39.58%) Configuration Management
7 19 (39.58%) Puppet
8 18 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
8 18 (37.50%) Ansible
8 18 (37.50%) Salt
8 18 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
9 17 (35.42%) PHP
9 17 (35.42%) Rackspace
9 17 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
10 16 (33.33%) MySQL
10 16 (33.33%) Subversion
11 15 (31.25%) Web Operations
12 14 (29.17%) Java
13 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
13 11 (22.92%) Unix
13 11 (22.92%) Windows
14 9 (18.75%) Kibana

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 9 (18.75%) nginx
2 6 (12.50%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.25%) Apache
3 3 (6.25%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (6.25%) Exchange Server 2007
3 3 (6.25%) MS Exchange
4 2 (4.17%) IBM Notes
4 2 (4.17%) MindAlign
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.08%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.08%) JBoss
5 1 (2.08%) SAS
5 1 (2.08%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 17 (35.42%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.50%) GitHub
2 6 (12.50%) Google Analytics
3 3 (6.25%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (6.25%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (6.25%) Amazon S3
3 3 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (6.25%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (6.25%) Route 53
3 3 (6.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.08%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.08%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (66.67%) TCP/IP
2 25 (52.08%) HTTP
3 9 (18.75%) Firewall
3 9 (18.75%) VPN
4 6 (12.50%) LDAP
5 5 (10.42%) Internet
5 5 (10.42%) LAN
5 5 (10.42%) Wireless
6 4 (8.33%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (8.33%) Network Security
6 4 (8.33%) S/MIME
6 4 (8.33%) SSH
6 4 (8.33%) VLAN
7 3 (6.25%) DHCP
7 3 (6.25%) DNS
7 3 (6.25%) IMAP
7 3 (6.25%) MPLS
7 3 (6.25%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (6.25%) SMTP
7 3 (6.25%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (47.92%) MongoDB
2 18 (37.50%) PostgreSQL
3 16 (33.33%) MySQL
4 6 (12.50%) NoSQL
5 4 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (6.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 24 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 23 (47.92%) Git (software)
3 16 (33.33%) Subversion
4 7 (14.58%) IntelliJ
4 7 (14.58%) Selenium
5 6 (12.50%) Ant
5 6 (12.50%) Cucumber
5 6 (12.50%) Gatling
5 6 (12.50%) Grunt
5 6 (12.50%) gulp
5 6 (12.50%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (12.50%) Sublime Text
6 1 (2.08%) Eclipse
6 1 (2.08%) JUnit
6 1 (2.08%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (12.50%) Finance
2 2 (4.17%) Banking
3 1 (2.08%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 10 (20.83%) Senior DevOps
2 8 (16.67%) Architect
3 7 (14.58%) Developer
3 7 (14.58%) Scala Developer
4 5 (10.42%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (6.25%) Firewall Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Information Security Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Information Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) Network Engineer
6 3 (6.25%) Security Specialist
6 3 (6.25%) WebOps Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Cisco Network Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) ITSM Architect
7 2 (4.17%) Juniper Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (4.17%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.17%) Senior WebOps Engineer
8 1 (2.08%) DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (47.92%) Web Services
2 7 (14.58%) REST
3 6 (12.50%) AngularJS
3 6 (12.50%) Gherkin
3 6 (12.50%) JDBC
3 6 (12.50%) jQuery
3 6 (12.50%) Node.js
3 6 (12.50%) ODBC
3 6 (12.50%) SAML
3 6 (12.50%) Servlets
4 3 (6.25%) 802.1X
4 3 (6.25%) Elastic Stack
4 3 (6.25%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (6.25%) Sensu
5 2 (4.17%) LAPP Stack
5 2 (4.17%) XML
5 2 (4.17%) XMPP
6 1 (2.08%) Hibernate
6 1 (2.08%) J2SE
6 1 (2.08%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 6 (12.50%) PKI
2 4 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (6.25%) Wiki
4 2 (4.17%) Blackberry
4 2 (4.17%) User Experience
5 1 (2.08%) Clustering
5 1 (2.08%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.08%) Replication
5 1 (2.08%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 29 (60.42%) Linux
2 11 (22.92%) Unix
2 11 (22.92%) Windows
3 6 (12.50%) Ubuntu
4 4 (8.33%) Solaris
5 3 (6.25%) SUSE
6 2 (4.17%) CentOS
7 1 (2.08%) AIX
7 1 (2.08%) Apple iOS
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (54.17%) Open Source
2 25 (52.08%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (52.08%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (47.92%) DevOps
4 19 (39.58%) Configuration Management
5 15 (31.25%) Web Operations
6 8 (16.67%) ITIL
7 6 (12.50%) Analytics
7 6 (12.50%) Automated Testing
7 6 (12.50%) ITSM
8 4 (8.33%) Information Security
9 3 (6.25%) Malware Detection/Protection
9 3 (6.25%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 3 (6.25%) Regression Testing
9 3 (6.25%) Security Operations
9 3 (6.25%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (6.25%) Vulnerability Assessment
9 3 (6.25%) Vulnerability Scanning
10 2 (4.17%) Change Management
10 2 (4.17%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 26 (54.17%) Python
2 23 (47.92%) Ruby
3 17 (35.42%) PHP
4 14 (29.17%) Java
5 11 (22.92%) JavaScript
6 9 (18.75%) Perl
7 8 (16.67%) C#
8 7 (14.58%) Scala
9 6 (12.50%) Groovy
9 6 (12.50%) Haskell
10 3 (6.25%) Bash Shell
11 1 (2.08%) C
11 1 (2.08%) Korn
11 1 (2.08%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.08%) SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (18.75%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.67%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.33%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.17%) CCNP
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.08%) CCIE
5 1 (2.08%) CISA
5 1 (2.08%) CISM
5 1 (2.08%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (10.42%) Sendmail
2 2 (4.17%) Postfix
3 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.08%) Docker
3 1 (2.08%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 19 (39.58%) Puppet
2 18 (37.50%) Ansible
2 18 (37.50%) Opscode Chef
2 18 (37.50%) Salt
3 9 (18.75%) Kibana
4 6 (12.50%) Grafana
5 3 (6.25%) collectd
5 3 (6.25%) logstash
5 3 (6.25%) Nexpose
5 3 (6.25%) StatsD
5 3 (6.25%) Terraform
6 1 (2.08%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (35.42%) Rackspace
2 8 (16.67%) Juniper
3 7 (14.58%) Cisco
3 7 (14.58%) F5
4 6 (12.50%) Google
4 6 (12.50%) ServiceNow
5 5 (10.42%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.33%) Blue Coat
6 4 (8.33%) Sourcefire
7 3 (6.25%) FireEye
7 3 (6.25%) Fortinet
7 3 (6.25%) GFI Software
7 3 (6.25%) Intel Security
7 3 (6.25%) LogRhythm
7 3 (6.25%) Palo Alto
7 3 (6.25%) Proofpoint
7 3 (6.25%) Rapid7
7 3 (6.25%) SaltStack
7 3 (6.25%) Symantec
7 3 (6.25%) TippingPoint