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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England / West Midlands
Rank 99 108 100
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -8
Contract jobs citing SSL 24 9 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.00% 0.38% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.45% 3.50% 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 2 4
Median daily rate £488 £300 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+62.50% -30.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £300 £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £773 £300 £440
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £13.50 £43.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
-68.60% +7.50%

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
322 257 311
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.37% 10.95% 14.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 123 150
Median daily rate £375 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 21 38
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £12.00 £11.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.00 £32.00 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.58 £30.00 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-11.41% +26.31%

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 16 January 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 16 January 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 +2 8 £450 - 2
Shropshire - 6 - -
Coventry - 4 £450 -
Solihull - 3 - -
Warwickshire - 1 £750 -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 16 January 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 23 (60.53%) TCP/IP
2 21 (55.26%) Linux
3 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (44.74%) Open Source
4 17 (44.74%) Python
4 17 (44.74%) Web Services
4 17 (44.74%) Jenkins
5 16 (42.11%) DevOps
5 16 (42.11%) HTTP
5 16 (42.11%) Git (software)
5 16 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
6 15 (39.47%) Ruby
7 14 (36.84%) MongoDB
8 12 (31.58%) Java
9 11 (28.95%) Unix
9 11 (28.95%) Configuration Management
9 11 (28.95%) PostgreSQL
9 11 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
9 11 (28.95%) Puppet
9 11 (28.95%) Rackspace
9 11 (28.95%) Opscode Chef
9 11 (28.95%) Ansible
9 11 (28.95%) Salt
10 10 (26.32%) Subversion
10 10 (26.32%) Windows
10 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
10 10 (26.32%) PHP
10 10 (26.32%) MySQL
11 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
12 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared

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 8 (21.05%) nginx
2 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
3 3 (7.89%) Apache
3 3 (7.89%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
4 2 (5.26%) IBM Notes
4 2 (5.26%) MindAlign
4 2 (5.26%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.63%) Confluence
5 1 (2.63%) IIS
5 1 (2.63%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 11 (28.95%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (13.16%) GitHub
2 5 (13.16%) Google Analytics
3 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (7.89%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (7.89%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (7.89%) Amazon S3
3 3 (7.89%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (7.89%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (7.89%) Route 53
3 3 (7.89%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 23 (60.53%) TCP/IP
2 16 (42.11%) HTTP
3 8 (21.05%) Firewall
3 8 (21.05%) VPN
4 6 (15.79%) Internet
4 6 (15.79%) LDAP
5 5 (13.16%) Cisco ASA
5 5 (13.16%) LAN
5 5 (13.16%) Wireless
6 4 (10.53%) S/MIME
6 4 (10.53%) SSH
7 3 (7.89%) DHCP
7 3 (7.89%) DNS
7 3 (7.89%) IMAP
7 3 (7.89%) IPsec
7 3 (7.89%) Network Security
7 3 (7.89%) OpenLDAP
7 3 (7.89%) SMTP
7 3 (7.89%) VLAN
8 2 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) MongoDB
2 11 (28.95%) PostgreSQL
3 10 (26.32%) MySQL
4 5 (13.16%) NoSQL
5 3 (7.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 3 (7.89%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (44.74%) Jenkins
2 16 (42.11%) Git (software)
3 10 (26.32%) Subversion
4 5 (13.16%) Ant
4 5 (13.16%) Cucumber
4 5 (13.16%) Gatling
4 5 (13.16%) Grunt
4 5 (13.16%) gulp
4 5 (13.16%) IntelliJ
4 5 (13.16%) Karma Test Runner
4 5 (13.16%) Selenium
4 5 (13.16%) Sublime Text
5 1 (2.63%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
5 1 (2.63%) FishEye
5 1 (2.63%) GoCD
5 1 (2.63%) JIRA
5 1 (2.63%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (2.63%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (15.79%) Finance
2 2 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (15.79%) Architect
2 5 (13.16%) Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Scala Developer
2 5 (13.16%) Senior DevOps
3 4 (10.53%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (10.53%) Information Security Specialist
3 4 (10.53%) Information Specialist
3 4 (10.53%) Security Specialist
3 4 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (7.89%) Firewall Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) WebOps Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) ITSM Architect
5 2 (5.26%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Senior WebOps Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) 3rd Line Support
6 1 (2.63%) Analyst
6 1 (2.63%) Consultant
6 1 (2.63%) Messaging Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (44.74%) Web Services
2 6 (15.79%) JDBC
2 6 (15.79%) ODBC
2 6 (15.79%) REST
2 6 (15.79%) SAML
3 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
3 5 (13.16%) Gherkin
3 5 (13.16%) jQuery
3 5 (13.16%) Node.js
3 5 (13.16%) Servlets
4 4 (10.53%) 802.1X
5 3 (7.89%) ELK Stack
5 3 (7.89%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (7.89%) Sensu
6 2 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
6 2 (5.26%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 6 (15.79%) PKI
2 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 3 (7.89%) Security Operations Centre
3 3 (7.89%) Wiki
4 2 (5.26%) Blackberry
4 2 (5.26%) User Experience
5 1 (2.63%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (55.26%) Linux
2 11 (28.95%) Unix
3 10 (26.32%) Windows
4 5 (13.16%) Ubuntu
5 3 (7.89%) Solaris
5 3 (7.89%) SUSE
6 2 (5.26%) CentOS
7 1 (2.63%) AIX
7 1 (2.63%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (44.74%) Open Source
3 16 (42.11%) Continuous Integration
3 16 (42.11%) DevOps
4 11 (28.95%) Configuration Management
5 8 (21.05%) ITIL
5 8 (21.05%) Web Operations
6 6 (15.79%) ITSM
7 5 (13.16%) Analytics
7 5 (13.16%) Automated Testing
8 4 (10.53%) Information Security
8 4 (10.53%) Malware Detection/Protection
8 4 (10.53%) Multi-Factor Authentication
8 4 (10.53%) Two-Factor Authentication
8 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Assessment
8 4 (10.53%) Vulnerability Scanning
9 3 (7.89%) Regression Testing
9 3 (7.89%) Security Operations
10 2 (5.26%) Change Management
10 2 (5.26%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 17 (44.74%) Python
2 15 (39.47%) Ruby
3 12 (31.58%) Java
4 10 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 10 (26.32%) PHP
5 8 (21.05%) Perl
6 5 (13.16%) C#
6 5 (13.16%) Groovy
6 5 (13.16%) Haskell
6 5 (13.16%) Scala
7 3 (7.89%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.63%) C
8 1 (2.63%) Korn
Qualifications
1 9 (23.68%) Security Cleared
2 8 (21.05%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (5.26%) CCNP
3 2 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (2.63%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (13.16%) Sendmail
2 2 (5.26%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 11 (28.95%) Ansible
1 11 (28.95%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (28.95%) Puppet
1 11 (28.95%) Salt
2 8 (21.05%) Kibana
3 5 (13.16%) Grafana
4 4 (10.53%) Nexpose
5 3 (7.89%) collectd
5 3 (7.89%) logstash
5 3 (7.89%) StatsD
5 3 (7.89%) Terraform
6 1 (2.63%) Control-M
Vendors
1 11 (28.95%) Rackspace
2 8 (21.05%) F5
2 8 (21.05%) Juniper
3 6 (15.79%) Cisco
3 6 (15.79%) ServiceNow
4 5 (13.16%) Google
5 4 (10.53%) ArcSight
5 4 (10.53%) Blue Coat
5 4 (10.53%) CheckPoint
5 4 (10.53%) FireEye
5 4 (10.53%) GFI Software
5 4 (10.53%) Intel Security
5 4 (10.53%) LogRhythm
5 4 (10.53%) Rapid7
5 4 (10.53%) Sourcefire
5 4 (10.53%) Symantec
5 4 (10.53%) TippingPoint
6 3 (7.89%) Palo Alto
6 3 (7.89%) Proofpoint
6 3 (7.89%) SaltStack