Period
to 12 December 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 12 December 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
12 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 138 176
Rank change year-on-year -23 +38 -12
Contract jobs citing SSL 46 54 36
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.89% 1.10% 0.60%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.36% 6.84% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 31 20
West Midlands median daily rate £428 £500 £470
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -14.50% +6.38% +56.67%
10th Percentile £284 £260 £410
90th Percentile £608 £560 £539
England median daily rate £484 £500 £436
% change year-on-year -3.25% +14.61% -3.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 10 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £31.75 -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £32.50 £36.00
% change year-on-year -10.77% -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 625 789 822
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.03% 16.07% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 475 425
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% -3.23% +10.71%
10th Percentile £186 £161 £204
90th Percentile £538 £500 £540
England median daily rate £425 £403 £400
% change year-on-year +5.59% +0.63% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 41 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £30.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -45.00% +84.62% -7.14%
10th Percentile £10.59 £10.75 £10.75
90th Percentile £31.35 £45.25 £39.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +7.48%

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 12 December 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 12 December 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 -47 31 £460 -13.21%
Birmingham -15 8 £350 -30.00% 2
Solihull - 3 - - 1
Warwickshire +3 1 £400 -15.79%
Wolverhampton -3 1 - -
Worcestershire - 1 - - 1
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 12 December 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 38 (82.61%) Java
2 37 (80.43%) Linux
3 34 (73.91%) Windows
4 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
4 32 (69.57%) Continuous Integration
5 31 (67.39%) Jenkins
5 31 (67.39%) DevOps
6 28 (60.87%) Git (software)
7 27 (58.70%) HTTP
8 26 (56.52%) TCP/IP
9 25 (54.35%) nginx
9 25 (54.35%) Puppet
9 25 (54.35%) Microservices
10 23 (50.00%) JavaScript
11 22 (47.83%) IntelliJ
11 22 (47.83%) MongoDB
11 22 (47.83%) NoSQL
11 22 (47.83%) Open Source
11 22 (47.83%) Test Automation
11 22 (47.83%) Selenium
11 22 (47.83%) Groovy
12 21 (45.65%) Analytics
12 21 (45.65%) CSS
13 20 (43.48%) Python
13 20 (43.48%) Spring
13 20 (43.48%) Configuration Management
13 20 (43.48%) AngularJS
13 20 (43.48%) Node.js
13 20 (43.48%) jQuery
14 19 (41.30%) Google Analytics

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 25 (54.35%) nginx
2 19 (41.30%) Tomcat
3 16 (34.78%) Apache
4 13 (28.26%) JBoss
4 13 (28.26%) WebLogic
5 6 (13.04%) Confluence
6 4 (8.70%) MS Exchange
7 3 (6.52%) Exchange Server 2010
7 3 (6.52%) Mule
8 2 (4.35%) IIS
8 2 (4.35%) MS Project Server
8 2 (4.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 19 (41.30%) GitHub
1 19 (41.30%) Google Analytics
2 12 (26.09%) Microsoft Azure
3 7 (15.22%) IaaS
4 6 (13.04%) Amazon AWS
5 5 (10.87%) PaaS
6 4 (8.70%) SaaS
7 1 (2.17%) Apigee
Communications & Networking
1 27 (58.70%) HTTP
2 26 (56.52%) TCP/IP
3 10 (21.74%) DNS
4 6 (13.04%) Firewall
4 6 (13.04%) Reverse Proxy
5 4 (8.70%) DHCP
5 4 (8.70%) VPN
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (4.35%) DKIM
6 2 (4.35%) Internet
6 2 (4.35%) iSCSI
6 2 (4.35%) LAN
6 2 (4.35%) MPLS
6 2 (4.35%) Skype
6 2 (4.35%) VLAN
6 2 (4.35%) WAN
7 1 (2.17%) Cisco Nexus
7 1 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
7 1 (2.17%) HSRP
7 1 (2.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (47.83%) MongoDB
1 22 (47.83%) NoSQL
2 10 (21.74%) SQL Server
3 6 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 6 (13.04%) PostgreSQL
4 3 (6.52%) RDBMS
4 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.17%) SAP BW
Development Applications
1 31 (67.39%) Jenkins
2 28 (60.87%) Git (software)
3 22 (47.83%) IntelliJ
3 22 (47.83%) Selenium
4 19 (41.30%) Ant
4 19 (41.30%) Cucumber
4 19 (41.30%) Gatling
4 19 (41.30%) Grunt
4 19 (41.30%) gulp
4 19 (41.30%) Karma Test Runner
4 19 (41.30%) Sublime Text
5 18 (39.13%) Bitbucket
6 17 (36.96%) JUnit
7 10 (21.74%) Eclipse
8 9 (19.57%) Subversion
9 8 (17.39%) RSpec
10 6 (13.04%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 6 (13.04%) ClearCase
10 6 (13.04%) JIRA
10 6 (13.04%) Vagrant
General
1 6 (13.04%) Finance
2 1 (2.17%) Games
2 1 (2.17%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (43.48%) Developer
2 9 (19.57%) Java Developer
3 8 (17.39%) Software Engineer
4 6 (13.04%) Consultant
5 4 (8.70%) Ruby on Rails Developer
5 4 (8.70%) Scala Developer
6 3 (6.52%) Architect
6 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
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
8 1 (2.17%) Android Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) Cisco Network Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) iOS Developer
8 1 (2.17%) Senior TIBCO Consultant
8 1 (2.17%) TIBCO Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 21 (45.65%) CSS
2 20 (43.48%) AngularJS
2 20 (43.48%) jQuery
2 20 (43.48%) Node.js
2 20 (43.48%) Spring
3 19 (41.30%) Gherkin
3 19 (41.30%) Servlets
4 16 (34.78%) JSON
4 16 (34.78%) RESTful
4 16 (34.78%) XML
5 15 (32.61%) SOAP
6 14 (30.43%) HTML
6 14 (30.43%) REST
7 11 (23.91%) HTML5
8 10 (21.74%) EJB
8 10 (21.74%) Hibernate
8 10 (21.74%) J2EE
8 10 (21.74%) J2SE
8 10 (21.74%) Play Framework
8 10 (21.74%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.70%) Self-Motivation
2 3 (6.52%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.52%) Greenfield Project
3 2 (4.35%) Clustering
3 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
3 2 (4.35%) EMC VNX
3 2 (4.35%) EMC VNXe
4 1 (2.17%) Animation
4 1 (2.17%) Mobile App
4 1 (2.17%) Online Games
4 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 37 (80.43%) Linux
2 34 (73.91%) Windows
3 19 (41.30%) Ubuntu
4 14 (30.43%) Unix
5 10 (21.74%) Windows Server
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2008
6 4 (8.70%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (6.52%) AIX
7 3 (6.52%) HPUX
7 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (6.52%) Solaris
8 1 (2.17%) Android
8 1 (2.17%) Apple iOS
8 1 (2.17%) CentOS
8 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (69.57%) Agile Software Development
1 32 (69.57%) Continuous Integration
2 31 (67.39%) DevOps
3 25 (54.35%) Microservices
4 22 (47.83%) Open Source
4 22 (47.83%) Test Automation
5 21 (45.65%) Analytics
6 20 (43.48%) Configuration Management
7 19 (41.30%) Lean Software Development
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%) API Design
13 4 (8.70%) Customer Requirements
13 4 (8.70%) Integration Testing
13 4 (8.70%) Scrum
13 4 (8.70%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 38 (82.61%) Java
2 23 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 22 (47.83%) Groovy
4 20 (43.48%) Python
5 19 (41.30%) C#
5 19 (41.30%) Haskell
5 19 (41.30%) Perl
5 19 (41.30%) Ruby
6 14 (30.43%) SQL
7 10 (21.74%) Scala
8 4 (8.70%) PowerShell
9 3 (6.52%) Java 8
9 3 (6.52%) PL/SQL
9 3 (6.52%) XPath
10 1 (2.17%) Apple Swift
10 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.17%) Objective-C
10 1 (2.17%) R
Qualifications
1 2 (4.35%) SC Cleared
1 2 (4.35%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.17%) CCIE
2 1 (2.17%) CCNA
2 1 (2.17%) CCNP
2 1 (2.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) GDPR
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Docker
2 6 (13.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (10.87%) Active Directory
4 3 (6.52%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (4.35%) Firmware
6 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
6 1 (2.17%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 25 (54.35%) Puppet
2 19 (41.30%) Grafana
2 19 (41.30%) Kibana
3 9 (19.57%) Ansible
3 9 (19.57%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (15.22%) Nagios
5 6 (13.04%) Rundeck
5 6 (13.04%) Terraform
6 2 (4.35%) Backup Exec
6 2 (4.35%) EMC NetWorker
6 2 (4.35%) Microsoft Clustering
6 2 (4.35%) Nessus
6 2 (4.35%) vCenter Server
6 2 (4.35%) WSUS
7 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
7 1 (2.17%) SCCM
7 1 (2.17%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 19 (41.30%) Google
2 10 (21.74%) VMware
3 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
3 7 (15.22%) Oracle
4 6 (13.04%) Adobe
4 6 (13.04%) Atlassian
4 6 (13.04%) IBM
4 6 (13.04%) webMethods
5 4 (8.70%) Cisco
6 3 (6.52%) EMC
6 3 (6.52%) HP
6 3 (6.52%) Juniper
6 3 (6.52%) WSO2
7 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
7 2 (4.35%) Dell
7 2 (4.35%) Fortinet
7 2 (4.35%) Red Hat
7 2 (4.35%) SonicWALL
7 2 (4.35%) Sophos
7 2 (4.35%) Tripwire