Period
to 22 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 22 October 2018 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
22 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 154 128 176
Rank change year-on-year -26 +48 -6
Contract jobs citing SSL 46 54 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.90% 1.17% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.89% 7.43% 4.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 34 26
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £494 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.04% +9.81% +50.00%
10th Percentile £225 £315 £309
90th Percentile £608 £556 £531
England median daily rate £475 £500 £438
% change year-on-year -5.00% +14.29% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £32.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -53.13% - -
England median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -13.85% -9.72% -7.69%

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 the West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 668 727 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.12% 15.69% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 383 431 460
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £160 £181
90th Percentile £530 £500 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 37
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £24.98 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.95% +16.19% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.85 £11.77
90th Percentile £28.10 £55.50 £39.70
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in the West Midlands

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in the West Midlands

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 22 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in the West Midlands

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL 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 6 months to 22 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire -38 30 £460 -11.54%
Birmingham -10 8 £406 -9.72% 2
Wolverhampton -5 2 - - 1
Solihull - 2 - -
Warwickshire +5 1 £400 -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 22 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing SSL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the West Midlands region with a requirement for SSL.

1 35 (76.09%) Linux
2 33 (71.74%) Java
3 31 (67.39%) Windows
3 31 (67.39%) DevOps
4 29 (63.04%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (60.87%) Git (software)
5 28 (60.87%) Jenkins
5 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
6 27 (58.70%) HTTP
7 26 (56.52%) Open Source
8 25 (54.35%) Puppet
8 25 (54.35%) TCP/IP
9 24 (52.17%) nginx
9 24 (52.17%) Microservices
10 22 (47.83%) MongoDB
11 21 (45.65%) NoSQL
11 21 (45.65%) Test Automation
11 21 (45.65%) Groovy
11 21 (45.65%) Selenium
11 21 (45.65%) IntelliJ
11 21 (45.65%) Configuration Management
12 19 (41.30%) Ruby
12 19 (41.30%) Apache
12 19 (41.30%) Python
12 19 (41.30%) Analytics
13 18 (39.13%) AngularJS
13 18 (39.13%) GitHub
13 18 (39.13%) Bitbucket
13 18 (39.13%) Gherkin
13 18 (39.13%) Grunt

SSL
Co-occurring 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 24 (52.17%) nginx
2 19 (41.30%) Apache
3 18 (39.13%) Tomcat
4 12 (26.09%) JBoss
4 12 (26.09%) WebLogic
5 6 (13.04%) Confluence
6 4 (8.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
7 3 (6.52%) Mule
8 2 (4.35%) IIS
8 2 (4.35%) MS Project Server
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 18 (39.13%) GitHub
1 18 (39.13%) Google Analytics
2 11 (23.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (15.22%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (10.87%) IaaS
5 3 (6.52%) PaaS
5 3 (6.52%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (58.70%) HTTP
2 25 (54.35%) TCP/IP
3 10 (21.74%) DNS
3 10 (21.74%) Firewall
4 8 (17.39%) Reverse Proxy
4 8 (17.39%) VPN
5 7 (15.22%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (15.22%) MPLS
6 6 (13.04%) Internet
6 6 (13.04%) LAN
6 6 (13.04%) Network Security
6 6 (13.04%) VoIP
6 6 (13.04%) WAN
6 6 (13.04%) Wi-Fi
7 2 (4.35%) Asterisk PBX
7 2 (4.35%) DHCP
7 2 (4.35%) DKIM
7 2 (4.35%) FTP
7 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
7 2 (4.35%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (47.83%) MongoDB
2 21 (45.65%) NoSQL
3 7 (15.22%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
4 6 (13.04%) SQL Server
5 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
5 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.17%) MySQL
6 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 28 (60.87%) Git (software)
1 28 (60.87%) Jenkins
2 21 (45.65%) IntelliJ
2 21 (45.65%) Selenium
3 18 (39.13%) Ant
3 18 (39.13%) Bitbucket
3 18 (39.13%) Cucumber
3 18 (39.13%) Gatling
3 18 (39.13%) Grunt
3 18 (39.13%) gulp
3 18 (39.13%) Karma Test Runner
3 18 (39.13%) Sublime Text
4 13 (28.26%) JUnit
5 9 (19.57%) Eclipse
6 8 (17.39%) RSpec
7 7 (15.22%) Subversion
8 6 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 6 (13.04%) ClearCase
8 6 (13.04%) JIRA
8 6 (13.04%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
1 6 (13.04%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.17%) Games
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Developer
2 8 (17.39%) Software Engineer
3 7 (15.22%) Consultant
4 5 (10.87%) Java Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (8.70%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Scala Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Architect
6 3 (6.52%) JIRA Consultant
6 3 (6.52%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.35%) DevOps Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Java Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Java Technical Architect
7 2 (4.35%) Network Consultant
7 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
8 1 (2.17%) Android Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Senior TIBCO Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) TIBCO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (39.13%) AngularJS
1 18 (39.13%) Gherkin
1 18 (39.13%) jQuery
1 18 (39.13%) Node.js
1 18 (39.13%) Servlets
2 17 (36.96%) CSS
3 16 (34.78%) Spring
4 14 (30.43%) JSON
4 14 (30.43%) XML
5 13 (28.26%) REST
5 13 (28.26%) SOAP
6 12 (26.09%) RESTful
7 9 (19.57%) EJB
7 9 (19.57%) Hibernate
7 9 (19.57%) HTML
7 9 (19.57%) HTML5
7 9 (19.57%) J2EE
7 9 (19.57%) J2SE
7 9 (19.57%) Play Framework
8 8 (17.39%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.52%) Data Centre
2 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.35%) Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) EMC VNX
3 2 (4.35%) EMC VNXe
3 2 (4.35%) PKI
4 1 (2.17%) Animation
4 1 (2.17%) Online Games
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 35 (76.09%) Linux
2 31 (67.39%) Windows
3 18 (39.13%) Ubuntu
3 18 (39.13%) Unix
4 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
6 3 (6.52%) AIX
6 3 (6.52%) HPUX
6 3 (6.52%) Solaris
7 2 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.17%) Android
8 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (67.39%) DevOps
2 29 (63.04%) Continuous Integration
3 28 (60.87%) Agile Software Development
4 26 (56.52%) Open Source
5 24 (52.17%) Microservices
6 21 (45.65%) Configuration Management
6 21 (45.65%) Test Automation
7 19 (41.30%) Analytics
8 12 (26.09%) Process Improvement
8 12 (26.09%) Test Strategy
9 9 (19.57%) Continuous Deployment
10 8 (17.39%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (17.39%) Software Engineering
11 7 (15.22%) Deployment Automation
12 6 (13.04%) ITIL
12 6 (13.04%) Load Balancing
13 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
13 4 (8.70%) Network Security Management
13 4 (8.70%) Scrum
13 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (71.74%) Java
2 21 (45.65%) Groovy
3 19 (41.30%) Python
3 19 (41.30%) Ruby
4 18 (39.13%) C#
4 18 (39.13%) Haskell
4 18 (39.13%) JavaScript
4 18 (39.13%) Perl
5 14 (30.43%) SQL
6 9 (19.57%) Scala
7 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
7 3 (6.52%) XPath
8 2 (4.35%) PowerShell
9 1 (2.17%) Apple Swift
9 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
9 1 (2.17%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (6.52%) CCNA
3 2 (4.35%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
3 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.17%) CCIE
4 1 (2.17%) CCNP
4 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) GDPR
System Software
1 13 (28.26%) Docker
2 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (8.70%) Active Directory
3 4 (8.70%) VMware ESXi
4 2 (4.35%) Firmware
4 2 (4.35%) iptables
4 2 (4.35%) Postfix
4 2 (4.35%) Samba
4 2 (4.35%) Squid
4 2 (4.35%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (54.35%) Puppet
2 18 (39.13%) Grafana
2 18 (39.13%) Kibana
3 10 (21.74%) Ansible
3 10 (21.74%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (13.04%) Nagios
4 6 (13.04%) Nessus
4 6 (13.04%) Rundeck
4 6 (13.04%) Terraform
5 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
5 2 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
5 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
5 2 (4.35%) vCenter Server
5 2 (4.35%) WSUS
6 1 (2.17%) Cisco UCCX
6 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.17%) Nmap
6 1 (2.17%) Salt
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) Google
2 10 (21.74%) VMware
3 8 (17.39%) Cisco
4 7 (15.22%) Oracle
5 6 (13.04%) Adobe
5 6 (13.04%) Atlassian
5 6 (13.04%) IBM
5 6 (13.04%) webMethods
6 4 (8.70%) EMC
6 4 (8.70%) HP
7 3 (6.52%) CheckPoint
7 3 (6.52%) Fortinet
7 3 (6.52%) WSO2
8 2 (4.35%) Dell
8 2 (4.35%) F5
8 2 (4.35%) Juniper
8 2 (4.35%) Microsoft
8 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
8 2 (4.35%) Sophos
8 2 (4.35%) Tripwire