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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 49 54 57
Rank change year-on-year +5 +3  
Contract jobs citing SSL 10 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.54% 0.47% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.26% 3.49% 2.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Median daily rate £525 £400 £420
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.25% -4.76%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £376
% change year-on-year +12.50% +6.31%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £42.50 £17.11
% change year-on-year -64.11% +148.39%  

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 108 86 100
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.64% 13.35% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 32 51
Median daily rate £363 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 6
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.00
% change year-on-year -39.18% +27.58%  

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in Birmingham over the 3 months to 24 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 19 (76.00%) Web Services
2 18 (72.00%) Linux
2 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (68.00%) Configuration Management
3 17 (68.00%) HTTP
3 17 (68.00%) TCP/IP
3 17 (68.00%) Continuous Integration
3 17 (68.00%) Puppet
3 17 (68.00%) Jenkins
3 17 (68.00%) Opscode Chef
3 17 (68.00%) Ansible
3 17 (68.00%) DevOps
3 17 (68.00%) Salt
4 16 (64.00%) Rackspace
4 16 (64.00%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (64.00%) PHP
4 16 (64.00%) Python
4 16 (64.00%) Ruby
5 15 (60.00%) Subversion
5 15 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
5 15 (60.00%) MySQL
5 15 (60.00%) Open Source
5 15 (60.00%) Git (software)
5 15 (60.00%) MongoDB
6 14 (56.00%) Web Operations
7 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.00%) ITIL
8 4 (16.00%) Unix
8 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
8 4 (16.00%) Amazon RDS

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Top Related 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 3 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (12.00%) nginx
2 2 (8.00%) IBM Notes
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2007
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
3 1 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2013
3 1 (4.00%) MS Exchange
3 1 (4.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 16 (64.00%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (12.00%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (12.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (12.00%) Route 53
2 3 (12.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (4.00%) Azure Active Directory
3 1 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (68.00%) HTTP
1 17 (68.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (12.00%) LDAP
3 2 (8.00%) Firewall
3 2 (8.00%) MPLS
3 2 (8.00%) S/MIME
3 2 (8.00%) WAN
4 1 (4.00%) BGP
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
4 1 (4.00%) DMVPN
4 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
4 1 (4.00%) FabricPath
4 1 (4.00%) LAN
4 1 (4.00%) Remote Desktop
4 1 (4.00%) SSH
4 1 (4.00%) VLAN
4 1 (4.00%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (60.00%) MongoDB
1 15 (60.00%) MySQL
1 15 (60.00%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (16.00%) Amazon RDS
3 3 (12.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 17 (68.00%) Jenkins
2 15 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (60.00%) Subversion
3 1 (4.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (4.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (40.00%) Senior DevOps
2 5 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 4 (16.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) Solutions Architect
4 3 (12.00%) WebOps Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 2 (8.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Senior WebOps Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Active Directory Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Cisco Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) DevOps Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL Service Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Juniper Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) LAN Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) LAN/WAN Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.00%) WAN Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (76.00%) Web Services
2 3 (12.00%) Elastic Stack
2 3 (12.00%) JDBC
2 3 (12.00%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (12.00%) ODBC
2 3 (12.00%) REST
2 3 (12.00%) SAML
2 3 (12.00%) Sensu
3 2 (8.00%) XMPP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.00%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (8.00%) PKI
2 2 (8.00%) User Experience
2 2 (8.00%) Wiki
3 1 (4.00%) Clustering
3 1 (4.00%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 18 (72.00%) Linux
2 4 (16.00%) Unix
3 1 (4.00%) AIX
3 1 (4.00%) Solaris
3 1 (4.00%) SUSE
3 1 (4.00%) Windows
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (72.00%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (68.00%) Configuration Management
2 17 (68.00%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (68.00%) DevOps
3 15 (60.00%) Open Source
4 14 (56.00%) Web Operations
5 5 (20.00%) ITIL
6 3 (12.00%) ITSM
6 3 (12.00%) Regression Testing
7 2 (8.00%) Change Management
7 2 (8.00%) Incident Management
7 2 (8.00%) Problem Management
8 1 (4.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 1 (4.00%) High Availability
8 1 (4.00%) Investment Management
8 1 (4.00%) Line Management
8 1 (4.00%) Load Balancing
8 1 (4.00%) Migration
8 1 (4.00%) Scrum
8 1 (4.00%) Server Building
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) PHP
1 16 (64.00%) Python
1 16 (64.00%) Ruby
2 3 (12.00%) Bash Shell
2 3 (12.00%) Java
2 3 (12.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (4.00%) Korn
3 1 (4.00%) Perl
3 1 (4.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 5 (20.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) CCNP
3 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (12.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 2 (8.00%) Postfix
1 2 (8.00%) Sendmail
2 1 (4.00%) Active Directory
2 1 (4.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 17 (68.00%) Ansible
1 17 (68.00%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (68.00%) Puppet
1 17 (68.00%) Salt
2 3 (12.00%) collectd
2 3 (12.00%) Kibana
2 3 (12.00%) logstash
2 3 (12.00%) StatsD
2 3 (12.00%) Terraform
3 1 (4.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 16 (64.00%) Rackspace
2 3 (12.00%) SaltStack
2 3 (12.00%) ServiceNow
3 2 (8.00%) Cisco
3 2 (8.00%) Lotus
4 1 (4.00%) BMC
4 1 (4.00%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.00%) F5
4 1 (4.00%) Juniper
4 1 (4.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Oracle