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 3 months to 24 June 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 89 119 114
Rank change year-on-year +30 -5  
Contract jobs citing SSL 27 23 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.35% 0.76% 0.29%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.77% 5.72% 2.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 11 5
Median daily rate £475 £350 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +35.71% -26.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £451 £514
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +26.00% +10.71%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

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

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 308 402 342
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.35% 13.32% 14.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 216 197
Median daily rate £400 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £451
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 22 32
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +22.85%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £10.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £29.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +30 16 £494 -
Birmingham +7 9 £325 -7.14% 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £388 -
Staffordshire - 1 - -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 40 (80.00%) Linux
2 38 (76.00%) HTTP
3 37 (74.00%) Git (software)
4 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
5 29 (58.00%) TCP/IP
5 29 (58.00%) Continuous Integration
6 28 (56.00%) Unix
7 25 (50.00%) Python
8 24 (48.00%) Subversion
8 24 (48.00%) Jenkins
8 24 (48.00%) DevOps
9 22 (44.00%) Open Source
9 22 (44.00%) XML
10 21 (42.00%) MongoDB
11 20 (40.00%) JSON
11 20 (40.00%) SOAP
11 20 (40.00%) Java
12 19 (38.00%) Configuration Management
12 19 (38.00%) Puppet
13 18 (36.00%) Ansible
14 15 (30.00%) Ruby
14 15 (30.00%) Scrum
15 14 (28.00%) Windows
16 13 (26.00%) XSLT
16 13 (26.00%) Web Services
16 13 (26.00%) C#
16 13 (26.00%) SOA
16 13 (26.00%) WSDL
16 13 (26.00%) TDD
16 13 (26.00%) Middleware

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 11 (22.00%) Apache
2 9 (18.00%) WebLogic
3 8 (16.00%) JBoss
4 6 (12.00%) nginx
4 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 2 (4.00%) IIS
5 2 (4.00%) MS Exchange
6 1 (2.00%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
6 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (2.00%) Mule
6 1 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (2.00%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.00%) GitHub
2 6 (12.00%) Google Analytics
3 2 (4.00%) IaaS
3 2 (4.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon S3
4 1 (2.00%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (2.00%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) PaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Route 53
4 1 (2.00%) SaaS
4 1 (2.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (76.00%) HTTP
2 29 (58.00%) TCP/IP
3 6 (12.00%) Firewall
4 5 (10.00%) DNS
4 5 (10.00%) VPN
5 4 (8.00%) ICMP
5 4 (8.00%) Internet
5 4 (8.00%) Wireless
6 3 (6.00%) Cisco ASA
6 3 (6.00%) LDAP
7 2 (4.00%) Network Security
7 2 (4.00%) WAN
8 1 (2.00%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (2.00%) EIGRP
8 1 (2.00%) IPsec
8 1 (2.00%) MPLS
8 1 (2.00%) OSPF
8 1 (2.00%) VLAN
8 1 (2.00%) Wi-Fi
8 1 (2.00%) ZigBee
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (42.00%) MongoDB
2 10 (20.00%) MySQL
3 9 (18.00%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (14.00%) NoSQL
5 2 (4.00%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (2.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (2.00%) RDBMS
6 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 37 (74.00%) Git (software)
2 24 (48.00%) Jenkins
2 24 (48.00%) Subversion
3 12 (24.00%) IntelliJ
3 12 (24.00%) Selenium
3 12 (24.00%) SoapUI
4 8 (16.00%) Maven
5 7 (14.00%) Eclipse
5 7 (14.00%) JUnit
6 6 (12.00%) Ant
6 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
6 6 (12.00%) Gatling
6 6 (12.00%) Grunt
6 6 (12.00%) gulp
6 6 (12.00%) Karma Test Runner
6 6 (12.00%) Sublime Text
7 1 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 3 (6.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 24 (48.00%) Developer
2 12 (24.00%) Scala Developer
3 11 (22.00%) SOA Developer
4 10 (20.00%) Agile Developer
4 10 (20.00%) Linux Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Senior Developer
5 6 (12.00%) Senior DevOps
6 5 (10.00%) Architect
7 4 (8.00%) Consultant
7 4 (8.00%) Senior Agile Developer
8 3 (6.00%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (6.00%) Lead Developer
8 3 (6.00%) Team Leader
9 2 (4.00%) Information Security Specialist
9 2 (4.00%) Information Specialist
9 2 (4.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Security Specialist
9 2 (4.00%) Senior Consultant
9 2 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 2 (4.00%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (44.00%) XML
2 20 (40.00%) JSON
2 20 (40.00%) SOAP
3 13 (26.00%) JSON Schema
3 13 (26.00%) Middleware
3 13 (26.00%) Web Services
3 13 (26.00%) WSDL
3 13 (26.00%) XSLT
4 12 (24.00%) XSD
5 10 (20.00%) REST
6 8 (16.00%) J2EE
6 8 (16.00%) Spring
7 7 (14.00%) CSS
7 7 (14.00%) EJB
7 7 (14.00%) Hibernate
7 7 (14.00%) HTML
7 7 (14.00%) HTML5
7 7 (14.00%) J2SE
7 7 (14.00%) Play Framework
8 6 (12.00%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Client/Server
2 3 (6.00%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (4.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) AS400
4 1 (2.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) PKI
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) RIA
4 1 (2.00%) RSA SecurID
4 1 (2.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (80.00%) Linux
2 28 (56.00%) Unix
3 14 (28.00%) Windows
4 12 (24.00%) Mac OS X
5 6 (12.00%) Ubuntu
6 3 (6.00%) Solaris
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (6.00%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (4.00%) HPUX
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server
7 2 (4.00%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.00%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (58.00%) Continuous Integration
3 24 (48.00%) DevOps
4 22 (44.00%) Open Source
5 19 (38.00%) Configuration Management
6 15 (30.00%) Scrum
7 13 (26.00%) Kanban
7 13 (26.00%) SOA
7 13 (26.00%) TDD
8 12 (24.00%) Conceptual Models
9 9 (18.00%) Microservices
9 9 (18.00%) Web Operations
10 8 (16.00%) Test Automation
11 6 (12.00%) Analytics
11 6 (12.00%) OO
12 5 (10.00%) Load Balancing
13 4 (8.00%) Information Security
13 4 (8.00%) Refactoring
13 4 (8.00%) Reverse Engineering
13 4 (8.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (50.00%) Python
2 20 (40.00%) Java
3 15 (30.00%) Ruby
4 13 (26.00%) C#
5 12 (24.00%) Scala
6 11 (22.00%) Perl
7 10 (20.00%) PHP
8 9 (18.00%) SQL
9 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
10 7 (14.00%) Groovy
11 6 (12.00%) Haskell
12 5 (10.00%) C
13 4 (8.00%) C++
13 4 (8.00%) Go
14 2 (4.00%) XPath
15 1 (2.00%) Bash Shell
15 1 (2.00%) PL/SQL
15 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (24.00%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (4.00%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.00%) CCNA
3 1 (2.00%) CCNP
3 1 (2.00%) CISA
3 1 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.00%) CISM
3 1 (2.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.00%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.00%) ISO/IEC 20000
1 1 (2.00%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (18.00%) Docker
2 2 (4.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.00%) RACF
3 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
3 1 (2.00%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.00%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (38.00%) Puppet
2 18 (36.00%) Ansible
3 10 (20.00%) Opscode Chef
4 9 (18.00%) Salt
5 7 (14.00%) Kibana
6 6 (12.00%) Grafana
7 2 (4.00%) Nexpose
8 1 (2.00%) collectd
8 1 (2.00%) logstash
8 1 (2.00%) StatsD
8 1 (2.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 11 (22.00%) WSO2
2 8 (16.00%) MuleSoft
2 8 (16.00%) Rackspace
2 8 (16.00%) webMethods
3 7 (14.00%) Adobe
4 6 (12.00%) Google
5 5 (10.00%) Cisco
6 3 (6.00%) Blue Coat
6 3 (6.00%) F5
6 3 (6.00%) Juniper
6 3 (6.00%) McAfee
6 3 (6.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (6.00%) Sourcefire
7 2 (4.00%) ArcSight
7 2 (4.00%) FireEye
7 2 (4.00%) GFI Software
7 2 (4.00%) LogRhythm
7 2 (4.00%) Rapid7
7 2 (4.00%) ServiceNow
7 2 (4.00%) TippingPoint