Period
to 24 January 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 24 January 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
24 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 144 153 165
Rank change year-on-year +9 +12 -4
Contract jobs citing SSL 40 38 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.70% 0.31%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.27% 5.16% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 20 5
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +66.67% -30.64%
England median daily rate £500 £430 £450
% change year-on-year +16.28% -4.44% +8.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.50 - -
England median hourly rate £31.75 £14.88 £39.00
% change year-on-year +113.45% -61.86% +40.54%

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 759 736 581
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.11% 13.47% 11.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 448 369 290
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% +0.86%
10th Percentile £159 £198 £181
90th Percentile £512 £540 £500
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 29 52
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.31 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.07% -14.29% -24.73%
10th Percentile £12.50 £10.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £45.25 £37.80 £38.73
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.44
% change year-on-year -16.89% +0.28% +9.60%

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 24 January 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
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 24 January 2018.

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 24 January 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
Birmingham -8 17 £500 - 4
Shropshire +13 8 £525 -
Warwickshire +12 7 £475 -36.67% 4
Coventry +4 2 £173 -61.67% 1
Wolverhampton - 2 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 24 January 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 25 (62.50%) HTTP
2 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (52.50%) Linux
4 19 (47.50%) DevOps
5 18 (45.00%) TCP/IP
6 16 (40.00%) Git (software)
6 16 (40.00%) Open Source
7 15 (37.50%) Configuration Management
8 14 (35.00%) Subversion
8 14 (35.00%) Wi-Fi
9 13 (32.50%) Amazon AWS
9 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
9 13 (32.50%) Puppet
10 12 (30.00%) Jenkins
10 12 (30.00%) Ansible
10 12 (30.00%) JSON
10 12 (30.00%) Java
10 12 (30.00%) XML
11 11 (27.50%) Web Services
11 11 (27.50%) Python
11 11 (27.50%) DNS
11 11 (27.50%) Ruby
11 11 (27.50%) Scrum
11 11 (27.50%) Opscode Chef
11 11 (27.50%) Salt
12 10 (25.00%) Unix
13 9 (22.50%) Apache
13 9 (22.50%) MySQL
13 9 (22.50%) Cisco
13 9 (22.50%) Firewall

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 9 (22.50%) Apache
2 8 (20.00%) Elasticsearch
3 7 (17.50%) nginx
4 4 (10.00%) WebLogic
5 3 (7.50%) Confluence
6 2 (5.00%) Exchange Server 2010
6 2 (5.00%) JBoss
6 2 (5.00%) MS Exchange
6 2 (5.00%) Mule
6 2 (5.00%) Mule ESB
6 2 (5.00%) SharePoint
7 1 (2.50%) IIS
7 1 (2.50%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (5.00%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 13 (32.50%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (20.00%) Amazon ELB
3 5 (12.50%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (12.50%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 5 (12.50%) Amazon S3
3 5 (12.50%) Amazon SQS
3 5 (12.50%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (12.50%) Route 53
3 5 (12.50%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 3 (7.50%) Akamai
4 3 (7.50%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 25 (62.50%) HTTP
2 18 (45.00%) TCP/IP
3 14 (35.00%) Wi-Fi
4 11 (27.50%) DNS
5 9 (22.50%) Firewall
5 9 (22.50%) Network Security
6 7 (17.50%) Bluetooth
6 7 (17.50%) Cisco ASA
6 7 (17.50%) MPLS
6 7 (17.50%) Reverse Proxy
6 7 (17.50%) VPN
6 7 (17.50%) WAN
7 5 (12.50%) Internet
8 4 (10.00%) Asterisk PBX
8 4 (10.00%) FTP
8 4 (10.00%) GSM
8 4 (10.00%) LAN
8 4 (10.00%) PABX
8 4 (10.00%) PBX
8 4 (10.00%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (22.50%) MongoDB
1 9 (22.50%) MySQL
2 7 (17.50%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (12.50%) Amazon DynamoDB
3 5 (12.50%) Amazon RDS
4 4 (10.00%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.00%) Oracle Database
5 2 (5.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 16 (40.00%) Git (software)
2 14 (35.00%) Subversion
3 12 (30.00%) Jenkins
4 6 (15.00%) JIRA
5 5 (12.50%) Android Studio
5 5 (12.50%) Gradle
6 4 (10.00%) Metasploit
7 3 (7.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 3 (7.50%) Bitbucket
7 3 (7.50%) SoapUI
7 3 (7.50%) Vagrant
8 2 (5.00%) CocoaPods
8 2 (5.00%) Eclipse
8 2 (5.00%) IntelliJ
8 2 (5.00%) JUnit
8 2 (5.00%) Maven
8 2 (5.00%) Selenium
8 2 (5.00%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 5 (12.50%) Automotive
2 4 (10.00%) Telecoms
3 3 (7.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 11 (27.50%) Developer
2 8 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (17.50%) WebOps Engineer
4 4 (10.00%) Android Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.00%) Lead DevOps
5 3 (7.50%) Lead DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Engineer
5 3 (7.50%) Network Support
5 3 (7.50%) Senior WebOps Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) ICT Support
6 2 (5.00%) iOS Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Java Scala Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (5.00%) Messaging Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Scala Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (5.00%) Support Officer
6 2 (5.00%) Wintel Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (30.00%) JSON
1 12 (30.00%) XML
2 11 (27.50%) Web Services
3 5 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
3 5 (12.50%) Sensu
3 5 (12.50%) SOAP
4 4 (10.00%) LAMP
4 4 (10.00%) LDAP
4 4 (10.00%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (7.50%) JSON Schema
5 3 (7.50%) Material Design
5 3 (7.50%) Middleware
5 3 (7.50%) WSDL
5 3 (7.50%) XSD
6 2 (5.00%) Cocoa
6 2 (5.00%) Cocoa Touch
6 2 (5.00%) Core Data
6 2 (5.00%) Hibernate
6 2 (5.00%) Play Framework
6 2 (5.00%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 7 (17.50%) PKI
2 6 (15.00%) User Experience
3 5 (12.50%) Management Information System
4 4 (10.00%) Computer Science
5 2 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (5.00%) Cyberattack
5 2 (5.00%) SCADA
6 1 (2.50%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 21 (52.50%) Linux
2 10 (25.00%) Unix
3 5 (12.50%) Android
3 5 (12.50%) Windows
3 5 (12.50%) Windows Server
4 3 (7.50%) Apple iOS
4 3 (7.50%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (5.00%) Mac OS X
5 2 (5.00%) Windows 7
6 1 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (47.50%) DevOps
3 16 (40.00%) Open Source
4 15 (37.50%) Configuration Management
5 13 (32.50%) Continuous Integration
6 11 (27.50%) Scrum
7 8 (20.00%) Web Operations
8 7 (17.50%) Load Balancing
8 7 (17.50%) Process Architecture
9 6 (15.00%) Coaching
9 6 (15.00%) TDD
10 5 (12.50%) Android Development
10 5 (12.50%) Network Security Management
10 5 (12.50%) Regression Testing
10 5 (12.50%) Security Management
10 5 (12.50%) SIEM
10 5 (12.50%) Speech Recognition
10 5 (12.50%) Test Automation
10 5 (12.50%) Vulnerability Assessment
11 4 (10.00%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.00%) Java
2 11 (27.50%) Python
2 11 (27.50%) Ruby
3 8 (20.00%) SQL
4 7 (17.50%) PHP
5 5 (12.50%) Bash Shell
6 2 (5.00%) Apple Swift
6 2 (5.00%) Objective-C
6 2 (5.00%) PowerShell
6 2 (5.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 6 (15.00%) Cisco Certification
1 6 (15.00%) Degree
2 5 (12.50%) CCIE
2 5 (12.50%) CCNP
2 5 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 4 (10.00%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (5.00%) CCIE Security
4 2 (5.00%) CCNA
4 2 (5.00%) CEH
4 2 (5.00%) CISM
4 2 (5.00%) CISSP
4 2 (5.00%) GCIA
4 2 (5.00%) GIAC
4 2 (5.00%) GSEC
5 1 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (2.50%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.50%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 7 (17.50%) Docker
2 5 (12.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (10.00%) iptables
3 4 (10.00%) Postfix
3 4 (10.00%) Samba
3 4 (10.00%) Squid
4 2 (5.00%) Active Directory
4 2 (5.00%) Snort
Systems Management
1 13 (32.50%) Puppet
2 12 (30.00%) Ansible
3 11 (27.50%) Opscode Chef
3 11 (27.50%) Salt
4 8 (20.00%) Terraform
5 6 (15.00%) Nagios
6 5 (12.50%) collectd
6 5 (12.50%) Kibana
6 5 (12.50%) logstash
6 5 (12.50%) SCOM
6 5 (12.50%) StatsD
7 4 (10.00%) Cisco UCCX
7 4 (10.00%) Nessus
7 4 (10.00%) Nmap
8 2 (5.00%) Backup Exec
8 2 (5.00%) Cisco LMS
8 2 (5.00%) McAfee ePO
8 2 (5.00%) Network Intrusion Detection System
8 2 (5.00%) WSUS
Vendors
1 9 (22.50%) Cisco
2 8 (20.00%) VMware
3 7 (17.50%) HP
3 7 (17.50%) Rackspace
4 5 (12.50%) Microsoft
4 5 (12.50%) SaltStack
5 4 (10.00%) ArcSight
5 4 (10.00%) NEC
6 3 (7.50%) AppDynamics
6 3 (7.50%) Atlassian
6 3 (7.50%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.50%) F5
6 3 (7.50%) Fortinet
6 3 (7.50%) Infoblox
6 3 (7.50%) Juniper
6 3 (7.50%) Palo Alto
6 3 (7.50%) SolarWinds
6 3 (7.50%) WSO2
7 2 (5.00%) Veeam
7 2 (5.00%) webMethods