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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 111 111 113
Rank change year-on-year
0 +2
Contract jobs citing SSL 23 7 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.84% 0.27% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.46% 2.09% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 0
Median daily rate £500 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £401 £400 £378
% change year-on-year
+0.12% +5.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £14.88 £39.00 £33.75
% change year-on-year
-61.85% +15.55%
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
356 335 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.03% 13.11% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 160 186
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £171 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 32
Median hourly rate £15.71 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.36% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £10.89 £11.59
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.86 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 10 December 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 10 December 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 15 £500 -
Solihull - 3 - - 1
Shropshire - 3 - -
Coventry - 1 £450 -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 26 (72.22%) Linux
2 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (58.33%) Jenkins
4 20 (55.56%) Git (software)
5 19 (52.78%) TCP/IP
6 17 (47.22%) Java
6 17 (47.22%) MySQL
6 17 (47.22%) Web Services
7 16 (44.44%) Unix
8 15 (41.67%) DevOps
9 14 (38.89%) Open Source
9 14 (38.89%) Python
9 14 (38.89%) HTTP
10 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
11 12 (33.33%) Ruby
11 12 (33.33%) Configuration Management
11 12 (33.33%) Windows
11 12 (33.33%) Puppet
11 12 (33.33%) MongoDB
12 11 (30.56%) Rackspace
12 11 (30.56%) Salt
12 11 (30.56%) Opscode Chef
12 11 (30.56%) Ansible
12 11 (30.56%) PostgreSQL
12 11 (30.56%) Amazon AWS
12 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
13 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
13 10 (27.78%) Subversion
13 10 (27.78%) Apache
13 10 (27.78%) PHP

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 10 (27.78%) Apache
2 8 (22.22%) Confluence
2 8 (22.22%) IIS
3 5 (13.89%) nginx
4 3 (8.33%) Elasticsearch
5 2 (5.56%) Exchange Server 2007
5 2 (5.56%) IBM Notes
5 2 (5.56%) MindAlign
5 2 (5.56%) MS Exchange
5 2 (5.56%) SAS
5 2 (5.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (30.56%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon S3
2 3 (8.33%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (8.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (8.33%) Route 53
2 3 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 2 (5.56%) GitHub
3 2 (5.56%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 19 (52.78%) TCP/IP
2 14 (38.89%) HTTP
3 7 (19.44%) Firewall
4 6 (16.67%) VPN
5 5 (13.89%) LAN
6 4 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (11.11%) Internet
6 4 (11.11%) S/MIME
6 4 (11.11%) SSH
7 3 (8.33%) DHCP
7 3 (8.33%) DNS
7 3 (8.33%) IMAP
7 3 (8.33%) IPsec
7 3 (8.33%) MPLS
7 3 (8.33%) Network Security
7 3 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (8.33%) SMTP
7 3 (8.33%) VLAN
7 3 (8.33%) Wireless
8 2 (5.56%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (47.22%) MySQL
2 12 (33.33%) MongoDB
3 11 (30.56%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (22.22%) SQL Server
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (8.33%) Amazon RDS
6 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 21 (58.33%) Jenkins
2 20 (55.56%) Git (software)
3 10 (27.78%) Subversion
4 8 (22.22%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 8 (22.22%) Bitbucket
4 8 (22.22%) FishEye
4 8 (22.22%) GoCD
4 8 (22.22%) JIRA
4 8 (22.22%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (8.33%) IntelliJ
6 2 (5.56%) Ant
6 2 (5.56%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.56%) Gatling
6 2 (5.56%) Grunt
6 2 (5.56%) gulp
6 2 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
6 2 (5.56%) Selenium
6 2 (5.56%) Sublime Text
6 2 (5.56%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 4 (11.11%) Finance
2 2 (5.56%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (16.67%) Architect
2 5 (13.89%) DevOps Engineer
2 5 (13.89%) Senior Architect
2 5 (13.89%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (13.89%) Solutions Architect
3 4 (11.11%) Senior Solutions Architect
4 3 (8.33%) Developer
4 3 (8.33%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Network Engineer
4 3 (8.33%) Scala Developer
4 3 (8.33%) WebOps Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Cloud Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Information Security Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Information Specialist
5 2 (5.56%) Java Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Java Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Java Solutions Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Architect
5 2 (5.56%) Senior Java Engineer
5 2 (5.56%) Senior WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (47.22%) Web Services
2 3 (8.33%) ELK Stack
2 3 (8.33%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (8.33%) Sensu
3 2 (5.56%) 802.1X
3 2 (5.56%) AngularJS
3 2 (5.56%) Gherkin
3 2 (5.56%) jQuery
3 2 (5.56%) LAPP Stack
3 2 (5.56%) Node.js
3 2 (5.56%) Servlets
3 2 (5.56%) XMPP
4 1 (2.78%) CSS
4 1 (2.78%) JSON
4 1 (2.78%) Play Framework
4 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (16.67%) PKI
2 3 (8.33%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (5.56%) Blackberry
3 2 (5.56%) User Experience
4 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 26 (72.22%) Linux
2 16 (44.44%) Unix
3 12 (33.33%) Windows
4 3 (8.33%) Solaris
4 3 (8.33%) SUSE
5 2 (5.56%) CentOS
5 2 (5.56%) Ubuntu
6 1 (2.78%) AIX
6 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (61.11%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (41.67%) DevOps
3 14 (38.89%) Open Source
4 13 (36.11%) Continuous Integration
5 12 (33.33%) Configuration Management
6 8 (22.22%) Load Balancing
6 8 (22.22%) Web Operations
7 6 (16.67%) Software Engineering
8 5 (13.89%) Waterfall
9 3 (8.33%) ITIL
9 3 (8.33%) Regression Testing
9 3 (8.33%) Security Operations
10 2 (5.56%) Analytics
10 2 (5.56%) Change Management
10 2 (5.56%) Information Security
10 2 (5.56%) Kalman Filter
10 2 (5.56%) Malware Detection/Protection
10 2 (5.56%) Multi-Factor Authentication
10 2 (5.56%) Two-Factor Authentication
10 2 (5.56%) Vulnerability Scanning
Programming Languages
1 17 (47.22%) Java
2 14 (38.89%) Python
3 12 (33.33%) Ruby
4 10 (27.78%) PHP
5 5 (13.89%) Perl
6 3 (8.33%) Bash Shell
6 3 (8.33%) Scala
7 2 (5.56%) C
7 2 (5.56%) C#
7 2 (5.56%) Groovy
7 2 (5.56%) Haskell
7 2 (5.56%) JavaScript
7 2 (5.56%) SQL
8 1 (2.78%) Korn
Qualifications
1 11 (30.56%) Security Cleared
2 10 (27.78%) SC Cleared
3 3 (8.33%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (5.56%) CCNP
5 1 (2.78%) CCIE
5 1 (2.78%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (13.89%) Sendmail
2 2 (5.56%) Postfix
3 1 (2.78%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (33.33%) Puppet
2 11 (30.56%) Ansible
2 11 (30.56%) Opscode Chef
2 11 (30.56%) Salt
3 5 (13.89%) Kibana
4 3 (8.33%) collectd
4 3 (8.33%) logstash
4 3 (8.33%) StatsD
4 3 (8.33%) Terraform
5 2 (5.56%) Grafana
5 2 (5.56%) Nexpose
6 1 (2.78%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (30.56%) Rackspace
2 9 (25.00%) Oracle
3 7 (19.44%) Juniper
3 7 (19.44%) Microsoft
4 6 (16.67%) F5
5 5 (13.89%) CheckPoint
5 5 (13.89%) Cisco
6 3 (8.33%) Fortinet
6 3 (8.33%) Palo Alto
6 3 (8.33%) Proofpoint
6 3 (8.33%) SaltStack
7 2 (5.56%) ArcSight
7 2 (5.56%) FireEye
7 2 (5.56%) GFI Software
7 2 (5.56%) Intel Security
7 2 (5.56%) LogRhythm
7 2 (5.56%) Lotus
7 2 (5.56%) Rapid7
7 2 (5.56%) Symantec
7 2 (5.56%) TippingPoint