Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 126 176 169
Rank change year-on-year +50 -7 +9
Contract jobs citing SSL 57 36 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.20% 0.58% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.34% 4.25% 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 22 3
West Midlands median daily rate £494 £470 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.13% +56.67% -
England median daily rate £500 £438 £435
% change year-on-year +14.29% +0.57% +8.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.75 - -
England median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -9.72% -10.00% +44.14%

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 777 848 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.33% 13.74% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 440 304
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% +6.06%
10th Percentile £161 £187 £213
90th Percentile £504 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 41 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +22.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.50 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.50 £40.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

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 19 November 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram 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 19 November 2017. 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
Birmingham +3 21 £450 -7.69% 1
Shropshire +30 20 £528 +15.62%
Warwickshire - 8 £475 -
Coventry +19 2 £173 -61.67% 2
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for SSL.

1 38 (66.67%) HTTP
2 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (56.14%) Linux
4 26 (45.61%) Java
4 26 (45.61%) TCP/IP
5 25 (43.86%) Jenkins
5 25 (43.86%) DevOps
6 24 (42.11%) Git (software)
7 22 (38.60%) Open Source
7 22 (38.60%) Ansible
8 21 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
8 21 (36.84%) JSON
8 21 (36.84%) Unix
8 21 (36.84%) XML
9 20 (35.09%) Configuration Management
10 18 (31.58%) Scrum
10 18 (31.58%) Subversion
10 18 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
10 18 (31.58%) Puppet
11 17 (29.82%) DNS
11 17 (29.82%) Python
12 16 (28.07%) Apache
13 15 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
13 15 (26.32%) MongoDB
14 13 (22.81%) SOAP
15 12 (21.05%) SQL
15 12 (21.05%) VMware
15 12 (21.05%) nginx
15 12 (21.05%) Ruby
15 12 (21.05%) Opscode Chef

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 16 (28.07%) Apache
2 12 (21.05%) nginx
3 11 (19.30%) Elasticsearch
4 8 (14.04%) WebLogic
5 6 (10.53%) JBoss
5 6 (10.53%) Mule
6 5 (8.77%) Confluence
7 4 (7.02%) Mule ESB
8 3 (5.26%) IIS
8 3 (5.26%) MS Exchange
8 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
8 3 (5.26%) WebSphere
9 2 (3.51%) Exchange Server 2010
9 2 (3.51%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (14.04%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (8.77%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (8.77%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (8.77%) Amazon S3
3 5 (8.77%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (8.77%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (8.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (8.77%) Route 53
3 5 (8.77%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (5.26%) Akamai
4 3 (5.26%) GitHub
4 3 (5.26%) Google Analytics
5 2 (3.51%) IaaS
5 2 (3.51%) PaaS
5 2 (3.51%) SaaS
6 1 (1.75%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 38 (66.67%) HTTP
2 26 (45.61%) TCP/IP
3 17 (29.82%) DNS
4 15 (26.32%) Wi-Fi
5 10 (17.54%) Firewall
6 9 (15.79%) Network Security
6 9 (15.79%) Reverse Proxy
7 8 (14.04%) Bluetooth
8 7 (12.28%) Cisco ASA
8 7 (12.28%) MPLS
8 7 (12.28%) VPN
8 7 (12.28%) WAN
9 6 (10.53%) Internet
10 4 (7.02%) FTP
10 4 (7.02%) GSM
10 4 (7.02%) Kerberos
10 4 (7.02%) LAN
10 4 (7.02%) LDAP
10 4 (7.02%) PBX
10 4 (7.02%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (26.32%) MongoDB
2 11 (19.30%) MySQL
3 10 (17.54%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (10.53%) Amazon RDS
5 5 (8.77%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (8.77%) NoSQL
5 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database
6 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 25 (43.86%) Jenkins
2 24 (42.11%) Git (software)
3 18 (31.58%) Subversion
4 9 (15.79%) JIRA
5 7 (12.28%) Maven
5 7 (12.28%) SoapUI
6 6 (10.53%) IntelliJ
6 6 (10.53%) Selenium
7 5 (8.77%) Android Studio
7 5 (8.77%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (8.77%) Bitbucket
7 5 (8.77%) Gradle
7 5 (8.77%) Vagrant
8 4 (7.02%) Eclipse
8 4 (7.02%) JUnit
8 4 (7.02%) Metasploit
9 3 (5.26%) Ant
9 3 (5.26%) Cucumber
9 3 (5.26%) Grunt
9 3 (5.26%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 6 (10.53%) Automotive
2 4 (7.02%) Telecoms
3 3 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 19 (33.33%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) WebOps Engineer
3 9 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (12.28%) Java Developer
4 7 (12.28%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Scala Developer
5 6 (10.53%) Senior Developer
6 5 (8.77%) Lead DevOps
6 5 (8.77%) Lead DevOps Engineer
6 5 (8.77%) Messaging Developer
7 4 (7.02%) Android Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Consultant
8 3 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Network Support
8 3 (5.26%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (5.26%) Software Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Security Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (3.51%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (36.84%) JSON
1 21 (36.84%) XML
2 13 (22.81%) SOAP
3 11 (19.30%) Web Services
4 9 (15.79%) JSON Schema
4 9 (15.79%) Middleware
4 9 (15.79%) WSDL
5 8 (14.04%) Elastic Stack
6 6 (10.53%) REST
6 6 (10.53%) Sensu
6 6 (10.53%) Spring
6 6 (10.53%) XSD
7 4 (7.02%) CSS
7 4 (7.02%) EJB
7 4 (7.02%) Hibernate
7 4 (7.02%) HTML
7 4 (7.02%) HTML5
7 4 (7.02%) J2EE
7 4 (7.02%) J2SE
7 4 (7.02%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) PKI
2 7 (12.28%) User Experience
3 5 (8.77%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.77%) Management Information System
4 3 (5.26%) Client/Server
5 2 (3.51%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.51%) Animation
5 2 (3.51%) Cyber Attack
5 2 (3.51%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (3.51%) SCADA
6 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.75%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 32 (56.14%) Linux
2 21 (36.84%) Unix
3 11 (19.30%) Windows
4 6 (10.53%) Windows Server
5 5 (8.77%) Android
5 5 (8.77%) Mac OS X
6 4 (7.02%) Apple iOS
6 4 (7.02%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (5.26%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.51%) AIX
8 2 (3.51%) HPUX
8 2 (3.51%) Solaris
8 2 (3.51%) Windows 7
8 2 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (43.86%) DevOps
3 22 (38.60%) Open Source
4 21 (36.84%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (35.09%) Configuration Management
6 18 (31.58%) Scrum
7 12 (21.05%) Web Operations
8 11 (19.30%) TDD
9 10 (17.54%) Load Balancing
9 10 (17.54%) Test Automation
10 9 (15.79%) Coaching
10 9 (15.79%) Sequence Diagram
11 8 (14.04%) Kanban
12 7 (12.28%) Analytics
12 7 (12.28%) Mentoring
12 7 (12.28%) Process Architecture
12 7 (12.28%) SOA
13 6 (10.53%) Conceptual Models
13 6 (10.53%) Microservices
14 5 (8.77%) Customer Requirements
Programming Languages
1 26 (45.61%) Java
2 17 (29.82%) Python
3 12 (21.05%) Ruby
3 12 (21.05%) SQL
4 10 (17.54%) PHP
5 6 (10.53%) Bash Shell
5 6 (10.53%) Perl
5 6 (10.53%) Scala
6 5 (8.77%) Groovy
7 4 (7.02%) C#
8 3 (5.26%) Apple Swift
8 3 (5.26%) C
8 3 (5.26%) C++
8 3 (5.26%) Go
8 3 (5.26%) Haskell
8 3 (5.26%) JavaScript
8 3 (5.26%) Objective-C
8 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
9 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
9 2 (3.51%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (15.79%) Security Cleared
2 7 (12.28%) Degree
3 6 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (8.77%) CCIE
4 5 (8.77%) CCNP
4 5 (8.77%) Computer Science Degree
4 5 (8.77%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) CCIE Security
5 2 (3.51%) CCNA
5 2 (3.51%) CEH
5 2 (3.51%) CISM
5 2 (3.51%) CISSP
5 2 (3.51%) GCIA
5 2 (3.51%) GIAC
5 2 (3.51%) GSEC
6 1 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
6 1 (1.75%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Docker
2 7 (12.28%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (7.02%) iptables
3 4 (7.02%) Postfix
3 4 (7.02%) Samba
3 4 (7.02%) Squid
4 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
5 2 (3.51%) Snort
6 1 (1.75%) Hyper-V
6 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.75%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 22 (38.60%) Ansible
2 18 (31.58%) Puppet
3 12 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (19.30%) Terraform
5 10 (17.54%) Salt
6 9 (15.79%) Kibana
7 8 (14.04%) Nagios
8 6 (10.53%) collectd
8 6 (10.53%) logstash
8 6 (10.53%) StatsD
9 5 (8.77%) SCOM
10 4 (7.02%) Cisco UCCX
10 4 (7.02%) Nessus
10 4 (7.02%) Nmap
11 3 (5.26%) Backup Exec
11 3 (5.26%) Grafana
12 2 (3.51%) Cisco LMS
12 2 (3.51%) McAfee ePO
12 2 (3.51%) Network Intrusion Detection System
12 2 (3.51%) WSUS
Vendors
1 12 (21.05%) VMware
2 9 (15.79%) Cisco
2 9 (15.79%) Rackspace
3 8 (14.04%) HP
3 8 (14.04%) WSO2
4 6 (10.53%) Microsoft
4 6 (10.53%) webMethods
5 5 (8.77%) Atlassian
5 5 (8.77%) SaltStack
6 4 (7.02%) ArcSight
6 4 (7.02%) MuleSoft
6 4 (7.02%) NEC
7 3 (5.26%) CheckPoint
7 3 (5.26%) F5
7 3 (5.26%) Fortinet
7 3 (5.26%) Google
7 3 (5.26%) Infoblox
7 3 (5.26%) Juniper
7 3 (5.26%) SolarWinds
7 3 (5.26%) Veeam