Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 81 78
Rank change year-on-year +6 -3 +10
Contract jobs citing SSL 21 21 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.32% 1.38% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.64% 9.86% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 12 0
Birmingham median daily rate £450 £494 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -8.86% - -
West Midlands median daily rate £494 £470 £300
% change year-on-year +5.13% +56.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.50 - -
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.75 - -

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

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 275 213 185
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 17.24% 14.00% 13.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 201 136 114
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.50% +23.08% -7.14%
10th Percentile £154 £204 £173
90th Percentile £488 £531 £488
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
% change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 8 15
Birmingham median hourly rate £13.75 £15.00 £15.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.33% -3.23% -18.42%
10th Percentile £9.98 £10.69 £10.73
90th Percentile £31.10 £26.00 £20.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.25 £17.50
% change year-on-year +5.84% +21.43% -12.50%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

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 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 17 (80.95%) TCP/IP
2 14 (66.67%) HTTP
2 14 (66.67%) Linux
3 13 (61.90%) Python
3 13 (61.90%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (57.14%) Subversion
4 12 (57.14%) Git (software)
5 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
5 11 (52.38%) Open Source
5 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
5 11 (52.38%) Web Operations
6 10 (47.62%) Ansible
6 10 (47.62%) DevOps
6 10 (47.62%) Salt
6 10 (47.62%) PostgreSQL
6 10 (47.62%) PHP
6 10 (47.62%) Puppet
6 10 (47.62%) Jenkins
6 10 (47.62%) Opscode Chef
6 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (42.86%) Ruby
7 9 (42.86%) Rackspace
7 9 (42.86%) MongoDB
7 9 (42.86%) MySQL
7 9 (42.86%) Web Services
7 9 (42.86%) DNS
8 8 (38.10%) Amazon ELB
9 7 (33.33%) Load Balancing
9 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
10 6 (28.57%) Elastic Stack

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 6 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
2 4 (19.05%) Apache
2 4 (19.05%) nginx
3 3 (14.29%) IIS
4 1 (4.76%) MS Exchange
Cloud Services
1 13 (61.90%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (38.10%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (23.81%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (23.81%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (23.81%) Amazon S3
3 5 (23.81%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (23.81%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (23.81%) Route 53
3 5 (23.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (14.29%) Akamai
5 1 (4.76%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (80.95%) TCP/IP
2 14 (66.67%) HTTP
3 9 (42.86%) DNS
4 5 (23.81%) Firewall
5 4 (19.05%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (19.05%) MPLS
5 4 (19.05%) Network Security
5 4 (19.05%) VPN
5 4 (19.05%) WAN
5 4 (19.05%) Wi-Fi
6 3 (14.29%) BGP
6 3 (14.29%) BIG-IP
6 3 (14.29%) Cisco Nexus
6 3 (14.29%) EIGRP
6 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
6 3 (14.29%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
6 3 (14.29%) Intrusion Detection
6 3 (14.29%) Junos
6 3 (14.29%) OSPF
6 3 (14.29%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) PostgreSQL
2 9 (42.86%) MongoDB
2 9 (42.86%) MySQL
3 6 (28.57%) Amazon RDS
4 5 (23.81%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 1 (4.76%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 12 (57.14%) Git (software)
1 12 (57.14%) Subversion
2 10 (47.62%) Jenkins
3 1 (4.76%) Metasploit
General
1 1 (4.76%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 10 (47.62%) WebOps Engineer
2 7 (33.33%) Senior WebOps Engineer
3 4 (19.05%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Consultant
4 3 (14.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 3 (14.29%) Network Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Senior Consultant
6 1 (4.76%) AWS Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 1 (4.76%) Ruby Engineer
6 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (4.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) Web Services
2 6 (28.57%) Elastic Stack
2 6 (28.57%) Sensu
3 4 (19.05%) LEMP Stack
4 3 (14.29%) CGI
4 3 (14.29%) FastCGI
5 1 (4.76%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Client/Server
1 3 (14.29%) PKI
2 1 (4.76%) Data Centre
2 1 (4.76%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 14 (66.67%) Linux
2 4 (19.05%) Unix
3 2 (9.52%) Windows
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2008
3 2 (9.52%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (52.38%) Agile Software Development
1 11 (52.38%) Configuration Management
1 11 (52.38%) Open Source
1 11 (52.38%) Web Operations
2 10 (47.62%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (47.62%) DevOps
3 7 (33.33%) Load Balancing
4 6 (28.57%) Process Architecture
5 5 (23.81%) Regression Testing
5 5 (23.81%) Test Automation
6 3 (14.29%) OO
6 3 (14.29%) OOP
6 3 (14.29%) Refactoring
6 3 (14.29%) Reverse Engineering
6 3 (14.29%) SIEM
6 3 (14.29%) Unit Testing
6 3 (14.29%) Vulnerability Assessment
7 2 (9.52%) Case Management
7 2 (9.52%) Digital Transformation Programme
7 2 (9.52%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 13 (61.90%) Python
2 10 (47.62%) PHP
3 9 (42.86%) Ruby
4 6 (28.57%) Bash Shell
5 3 (14.29%) C
5 3 (14.29%) C++
5 3 (14.29%) Go
5 3 (14.29%) Java
5 3 (14.29%) Perl
6 1 (4.76%) PowerShell
6 1 (4.76%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 4 (19.05%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (14.29%) CCIE
3 3 (14.29%) CCNP
3 3 (14.29%) SC Cleared
4 1 (4.76%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (4.76%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 5 (23.81%) Docker
2 1 (4.76%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.76%) Hyper-V
2 1 (4.76%) iptables
2 1 (4.76%) Postfix
2 1 (4.76%) Samba
2 1 (4.76%) Squid
2 1 (4.76%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (4.76%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 10 (47.62%) Ansible
1 10 (47.62%) Opscode Chef
1 10 (47.62%) Puppet
1 10 (47.62%) Salt
2 6 (28.57%) collectd
2 6 (28.57%) Kibana
2 6 (28.57%) logstash
2 6 (28.57%) StatsD
2 6 (28.57%) Terraform
3 3 (14.29%) Nagios
3 3 (14.29%) SCOM
4 1 (4.76%) Backup Exec
4 1 (4.76%) Cisco UCCX
4 1 (4.76%) Nessus
4 1 (4.76%) Nmap
Vendors
1 9 (42.86%) Rackspace
2 5 (23.81%) SaltStack
3 4 (19.05%) Cisco
3 4 (19.05%) HP
3 4 (19.05%) Microsoft
4 3 (14.29%) AppDynamics
4 3 (14.29%) CheckPoint
4 3 (14.29%) F5
4 3 (14.29%) Fortinet
4 3 (14.29%) Infoblox
4 3 (14.29%) Juniper
4 3 (14.29%) Palo Alto
4 3 (14.29%) SolarWinds
4 3 (14.29%) VMware
5 1 (4.76%) Citrix
5 1 (4.76%) IBM
5 1 (4.76%) NEC
5 1 (4.76%) Symantec
5 1 (4.76%) Veeam