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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 113 121 119
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -2
Contract jobs citing SSL 22 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.76% 0.30% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.96% 1.84% 1.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 8 1
Average daily rate £313 £498 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-37.18% +24.37%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £336 £389
% change year-on-year
+18.95% -13.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £26.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+50.96% -35.00%
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
369 434 285
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 12.76% 16.18% 12.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 178 231 119
Average daily rate £375 £340 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.29% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £260 £183
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 43 23
Average hourly rate £14.50 £25.83 £15.85
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.86% +62.96%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.10 £10.00 £10.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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
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 30 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Birmingham - 8 £375 - 3
Shropshire -32 7 - -
Solihull - 4 - -
Staffordshire - 2 £275 - 1
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 27 (77.14%) Linux
2 17 (48.57%) Java
3 16 (45.71%) Unix
3 16 (45.71%) Windows
4 13 (37.14%) HTTP
5 12 (34.29%) Software Engineering
6 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
6 10 (28.57%) CSS
6 10 (28.57%) XML
6 10 (28.57%) C#
6 10 (28.57%) SQL
7 9 (25.71%) HTML
7 9 (25.71%) Oracle
7 9 (25.71%) Apache
7 9 (25.71%) SSH
7 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
7 9 (25.71%) DevOps
8 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
8 8 (22.86%) Scala
8 8 (22.86%) Open Source
8 8 (22.86%) MongoDB
8 8 (22.86%) Firewall
8 8 (22.86%) VPN
9 7 (20.00%) IntelliJ
9 7 (20.00%) Retail
9 7 (20.00%) JSON
9 7 (20.00%) Puppet
9 7 (20.00%) Microservices
9 7 (20.00%) Play Framework
9 7 (20.00%) Docker

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 9 (25.71%) Apache
2 6 (17.14%) IIS
2 6 (17.14%) JBoss
2 6 (17.14%) WebLogic
3 3 (8.57%) CMS
3 3 (8.57%) SharePoint
3 3 (8.57%) SharePoint Server
3 3 (8.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (5.71%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (5.71%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 13 (37.14%) HTTP
2 10 (28.57%) TCP/IP
3 9 (25.71%) SSH
4 8 (22.86%) Firewall
4 8 (22.86%) VPN
5 6 (17.14%) Ethernet
5 6 (17.14%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (17.14%) Wireless
6 4 (11.43%) DHCP
6 4 (11.43%) DNS
6 4 (11.43%) HTTPS
6 4 (11.43%) Internet
6 4 (11.43%) ZigBee
7 3 (8.57%) BIG-IP
7 3 (8.57%) Kerberos
7 3 (8.57%) SMTP
7 3 (8.57%) TACACS
8 2 (5.71%) IPsec
8 2 (5.71%) IPv4
9 1 (2.86%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (22.86%) MongoDB
2 6 (17.14%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.57%) Relational Database
3 3 (8.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (20.00%) IntelliJ
2 6 (17.14%) Eclipse
2 6 (17.14%) Git (software)
2 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
2 6 (17.14%) JUnit
2 6 (17.14%) Selenium
3 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 7 (20.00%) Retail
2 6 (17.14%) Banking
2 6 (17.14%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Electronics
3 1 (2.86%) French Language
3 1 (2.86%) German Language
3 1 (2.86%) Law
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (31.43%) Developer
1 11 (31.43%) Software Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Developer/Software Engineer
2 6 (17.14%) Digital Developer
2 6 (17.14%) Software Developer
3 5 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 4 (11.43%) Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) .NET Developer
5 3 (8.57%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (8.57%) Security Analyst
5 3 (8.57%) Web Developer
5 3 (8.57%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Applications Support
6 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (5.71%) Security Engineer
7 1 (2.86%) Administrator
7 1 (2.86%) Infrastructure Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) CSS
1 10 (28.57%) XML
2 9 (25.71%) HTML
3 7 (20.00%) JSON
3 7 (20.00%) Play Framework
4 6 (17.14%) EJB
4 6 (17.14%) Hibernate
4 6 (17.14%) HTML5
4 6 (17.14%) J2EE
4 6 (17.14%) J2SE
4 6 (17.14%) REST
4 6 (17.14%) SOAP
4 6 (17.14%) Spring
5 3 (8.57%) .NET
5 3 (8.57%) .NET Framework
5 3 (8.57%) ASP.NET
5 3 (8.57%) Classic ASP
5 3 (8.57%) LINQ
5 3 (8.57%) SAML
5 3 (8.57%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.43%) Arduino
1 4 (11.43%) Data Centre
1 4 (11.43%) Home Automation
1 4 (11.43%) Internet of Things
1 4 (11.43%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 27 (77.14%) Linux
2 16 (45.71%) Unix
2 16 (45.71%) Windows
3 8 (22.86%) Windows Server
4 6 (17.14%) AIX
4 6 (17.14%) Solaris
4 6 (17.14%) SUSE
5 4 (11.43%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.71%) Windows 8
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.71%) Windows Vista
6 2 (5.71%) Windows XP
7 1 (2.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (34.29%) Software Engineering
2 9 (25.71%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (25.71%) DevOps
3 8 (22.86%) Open Source
4 7 (20.00%) Microservices
5 6 (17.14%) Configuration Management
5 6 (17.14%) Continuous Integration
5 6 (17.14%) Investment Management
5 6 (17.14%) ITIL
6 3 (8.57%) Change Management
6 3 (8.57%) CRM
6 3 (8.57%) E-Commerce
6 3 (8.57%) Logistics
6 3 (8.57%) MVC
6 3 (8.57%) Server Hardening
6 3 (8.57%) SIEM
6 3 (8.57%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (8.57%) Web Development
7 2 (5.71%) Line Management
7 2 (5.71%) Software Licensing
Programming Languages
1 17 (48.57%) Java
2 10 (28.57%) C#
2 10 (28.57%) SQL
3 8 (22.86%) Scala
4 6 (17.14%) Haskell
4 6 (17.14%) Korn
4 6 (17.14%) Perl
5 3 (8.57%) JavaScript
5 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.57%) VB.NET
5 3 (8.57%) VBScript
6 2 (5.71%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 4 (11.43%) Security Cleared
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) LPIC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) PCI DSS
2 1 (2.86%) QA
System Software
1 7 (20.00%) Docker
2 6 (17.14%) Active Directory
3 2 (5.71%) Hyper-V
3 2 (5.71%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (2.86%) Firmware
4 1 (2.86%) vCloud
4 1 (2.86%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (20.00%) Puppet
2 6 (17.14%) Control-M
3 1 (2.86%) Backup Exec
3 1 (2.86%) NetBackup
3 1 (2.86%) SCCM
3 1 (2.86%) SCOM
Vendors
1 9 (25.71%) Oracle
2 6 (17.14%) Adobe
2 6 (17.14%) BMC
2 6 (17.14%) webMethods
3 3 (8.57%) Citrix
3 3 (8.57%) F5
3 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.71%) Cisco
4 2 (5.71%) VMware
5 1 (2.86%) IBM
5 1 (2.86%) Red Hat
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