The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for SSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 26 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 43 57 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Contract jobs citing SSL 9 15 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.46% 1.84% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.59% 12.30% -
Number of daily rates quoted 9 10 0
Median daily rate £325 £350 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.14% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £345
% change year-on-year +26.00% +12.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

SSL is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 85 122 140
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.80% 14.97% 18.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 81 85
Median daily rate £400 £350 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.28% +7.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £199 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £424
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 10
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £13.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing SSL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in Birmingham

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SSL in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in Birmingham

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in Birmingham over the 3 months to 26 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for SSL.

1 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 13 (68.42%) Python
2 13 (68.42%) HTTP
2 13 (68.42%) TCP/IP
2 13 (68.42%) Git (software)
3 12 (63.16%) Subversion
4 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (57.89%) Web Services
5 10 (52.63%) PHP
5 10 (52.63%) Open Source
5 10 (52.63%) Jenkins
5 10 (52.63%) Ansible
5 10 (52.63%) DevOps
6 9 (47.37%) Web Operations
6 9 (47.37%) Salt
6 9 (47.37%) Opscode Chef
6 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
6 9 (47.37%) Puppet
6 9 (47.37%) MongoDB
6 9 (47.37%) MySQL
6 9 (47.37%) Ruby
6 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
6 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
6 9 (47.37%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (42.11%) Rackspace
8 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
8 5 (26.32%) Java
8 5 (26.32%) Unix
8 5 (26.32%) DNS
9 4 (21.05%) CGI

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (21.05%) Apache
2 2 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
2 2 (10.53%) MS Exchange
3 1 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (5.26%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (5.26%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 9 (47.37%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon S3
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon SQS
3 1 (5.26%) AWS CloudFormation
3 1 (5.26%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (5.26%) IaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Route 53
3 1 (5.26%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (68.42%) HTTP
1 13 (68.42%) TCP/IP
2 5 (26.32%) DNS
3 4 (21.05%) ICMP
4 2 (10.53%) Firewall
4 2 (10.53%) LDAP
5 1 (5.26%) Internet
5 1 (5.26%) MPLS
5 1 (5.26%) Remote Desktop
5 1 (5.26%) VLAN
5 1 (5.26%) VPN
5 1 (5.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (47.37%) MongoDB
1 9 (47.37%) MySQL
1 9 (47.37%) PostgreSQL
2 2 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 13 (68.42%) Git (software)
2 12 (63.16%) Subversion
3 10 (52.63%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (31.58%) Senior DevOps
2 4 (21.05%) Consultant
3 3 (15.79%) Architect
3 3 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Consultant
4 2 (10.53%) Senior DevOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior WebOps Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Solutions Architect
4 2 (10.53%) WebOps Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Active Directory Architect
5 1 (5.26%) ITIL Service Architect
5 1 (5.26%) ITSM Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (57.89%) Web Services
2 4 (21.05%) CGI
2 4 (21.05%) FastCGI
3 2 (10.53%) JDBC
3 2 (10.53%) ODBC
3 2 (10.53%) REST
3 2 (10.53%) SAML
4 1 (5.26%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (5.26%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) Client/Server
2 2 (10.53%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.26%) Clustering
3 1 (5.26%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.26%) PKI
3 1 (5.26%) Replication
3 1 (5.26%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 14 (73.68%) Linux
2 5 (26.32%) Unix
3 3 (15.79%) Windows
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (15.79%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server
4 2 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (52.63%) DevOps
2 10 (52.63%) Open Source
3 9 (47.37%) Configuration Management
3 9 (47.37%) Continuous Integration
3 9 (47.37%) Web Operations
4 5 (26.32%) Load Balancing
5 4 (21.05%) OO
5 4 (21.05%) OOP
5 4 (21.05%) Refactoring
5 4 (21.05%) Reverse Engineering
5 4 (21.05%) Unit Testing
6 2 (10.53%) Disaster Recovery
6 2 (10.53%) High Availability
6 2 (10.53%) ITIL
6 2 (10.53%) ITSM
6 2 (10.53%) Scrum
7 1 (5.26%) Migration
7 1 (5.26%) Regression Testing
7 1 (5.26%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Python
2 10 (52.63%) PHP
3 9 (47.37%) Ruby
4 5 (26.32%) Java
5 4 (21.05%) C
5 4 (21.05%) C++
5 4 (21.05%) Go
5 4 (21.05%) Perl
6 2 (10.53%) JavaScript
7 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
7 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) Terminal Services
2 1 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 10 (52.63%) Ansible
2 9 (47.37%) Opscode Chef
2 9 (47.37%) Puppet
2 9 (47.37%) Salt
3 1 (5.26%) collectd
3 1 (5.26%) Kibana
3 1 (5.26%) logstash
3 1 (5.26%) StatsD
3 1 (5.26%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Rackspace
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) ServiceNow
2 2 (10.53%) VMware
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
3 1 (5.26%) EMC
3 1 (5.26%) SaltStack