Period
to 23 April 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 23 April 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
23 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 147 135 163
Rank change year-on-year -12 +28 -3
Contract jobs citing SSL 31 46 33
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.65% 0.99% 0.63%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.42% 7.65% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 30 7
West Midlands median daily rate £515 £500 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.00% +66.67% -38.14%
10th Percentile £368 £450 £270
90th Percentile £569 £775 £420
England median daily rate £520 £453 £425
% change year-on-year +14.92% +6.47% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.50 £23.95 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +31.52% - -
England median hourly rate £35.00 £15.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year +133.33% -61.54% +50.00%

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 702 601 605
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.70% 12.97% 11.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 306 290
West Midlands median daily rate £410 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £174 £181
90th Percentile £550 £550 £501
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 36 36
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £16.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% -7.69% -37.50%
10th Percentile £12.88 £10.13 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.80 £36.25 £38.63
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -14.00% +15.85%

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 23 April 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 23 April 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 -15 18 £550 +4.76% 5
Shropshire -29 5 £600 +20.00%
Warwickshire +2 3 £475 -36.67% 1
Coventry -6 2 £475 +5.56% 3
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 23 April 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 (80.65%) Linux
1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (77.42%) HTTP
3 23 (74.19%) DevOps
4 21 (67.74%) Puppet
4 21 (67.74%) TCP/IP
4 21 (67.74%) Python
4 21 (67.74%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (64.52%) Git (software)
6 19 (61.29%) Ruby
7 18 (58.06%) Configuration Management
7 18 (58.06%) Open Source
8 16 (51.61%) Opscode Chef
8 16 (51.61%) Web Services
8 16 (51.61%) Subversion
9 14 (45.16%) Salt
10 13 (41.94%) Jenkins
11 12 (38.71%) Java
12 9 (29.03%) Windows
13 8 (25.81%) XML
13 8 (25.81%) MySQL
13 8 (25.81%) Tomcat
13 8 (25.81%) nginx
13 8 (25.81%) JSON
13 8 (25.81%) MongoDB
14 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
14 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
14 7 (22.58%) Kibana
14 7 (22.58%) Deployment Automation
14 7 (22.58%) Perl

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 8 (25.81%) nginx
1 8 (25.81%) Tomcat
2 5 (16.13%) Apache
2 5 (16.13%) IIS
3 3 (9.68%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (9.68%) JBoss
4 2 (6.45%) GlassFish
4 2 (6.45%) Jetty
4 2 (6.45%) Mongrel
4 2 (6.45%) WebSphere
5 1 (3.23%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 7 (22.58%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (12.90%) Amazon EC2
2 4 (12.90%) GitHub
2 4 (12.90%) Google Analytics
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon S3
3 3 (9.68%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (9.68%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (9.68%) Route 53
3 3 (9.68%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 2 (6.45%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (3.23%) Google App Engine
5 1 (3.23%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (77.42%) HTTP
2 21 (67.74%) TCP/IP
3 4 (12.90%) DNS
3 4 (12.90%) Firewall
4 3 (9.68%) Bluetooth
4 3 (9.68%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (6.45%) HTTPS
5 2 (6.45%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (6.45%) iSCSI
5 2 (6.45%) Network Security
6 1 (3.23%) DHCP
6 1 (3.23%) FTP
6 1 (3.23%) Internet
6 1 (3.23%) IPsec
6 1 (3.23%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (25.81%) MongoDB
1 8 (25.81%) MySQL
2 6 (19.35%) NoSQL
3 4 (12.90%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (12.90%) SQL Server
4 3 (9.68%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (9.68%) Amazon RDS
5 2 (6.45%) Couchbase
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 20 (64.52%) Git (software)
2 16 (51.61%) Subversion
3 13 (41.94%) Jenkins
4 5 (16.13%) Ant
5 4 (12.90%) Cucumber
5 4 (12.90%) Gatling
5 4 (12.90%) Grunt
5 4 (12.90%) gulp
5 4 (12.90%) IntelliJ
5 4 (12.90%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (12.90%) Selenium
5 4 (12.90%) Sublime Text
6 3 (9.68%) JIRA
7 2 (6.45%) Android Studio
7 2 (6.45%) Bugzilla
7 2 (6.45%) Gradle
7 2 (6.45%) Maven
7 2 (6.45%) MSBuild
7 2 (6.45%) Travis CI
8 1 (3.23%) CocoaPods
General
1 2 (6.45%) Automotive
2 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (25.81%) Developer
2 7 (22.58%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (16.13%) WebOps Engineer
4 4 (12.90%) Scala Developer
5 3 (9.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (6.45%) Android Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Cybersecurity Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Linux DevOps Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Linux Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Operations Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Programmer
6 2 (6.45%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) Senior Manager
6 2 (6.45%) Senior WebOps Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) Consultant
7 1 (3.23%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 1 (3.23%) iOS Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) Web Services
2 8 (25.81%) JSON
2 8 (25.81%) XML
3 6 (19.35%) J2EE
4 5 (16.13%) Servlets
4 5 (16.13%) SOAP
5 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
5 4 (12.90%) Gherkin
5 4 (12.90%) jQuery
5 4 (12.90%) Node.js
6 3 (9.68%) .NET
6 3 (9.68%) CSS
6 3 (9.68%) Elastic Stack
6 3 (9.68%) Play Framework
6 3 (9.68%) REST
6 3 (9.68%) Sensu
7 2 (6.45%) Ajax
7 2 (6.45%) CGI
7 2 (6.45%) LDAP
7 2 (6.45%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
1 2 (6.45%) Clustering
1 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
1 2 (6.45%) Cyberattack
1 2 (6.45%) Management Information System
1 2 (6.45%) SCADA
1 2 (6.45%) Self-Motivation
1 2 (6.45%) User Experience
1 2 (6.45%) Wiki
2 1 (3.23%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 25 (80.65%) Linux
2 9 (29.03%) Windows
3 6 (19.35%) Ubuntu
4 5 (16.13%) Windows Server
5 3 (9.68%) Unix
6 2 (6.45%) Android
6 2 (6.45%) CentOS
6 2 (6.45%) Debian
7 1 (3.23%) Apple iOS
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (3.23%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (80.65%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (74.19%) DevOps
3 21 (67.74%) Continuous Integration
4 18 (58.06%) Configuration Management
4 18 (58.06%) Open Source
5 7 (22.58%) Deployment Automation
5 7 (22.58%) Test Automation
6 6 (19.35%) Scrum
7 5 (16.13%) Analytics
7 5 (16.13%) Problem-Solving
7 5 (16.13%) Process Architecture
7 5 (16.13%) Web Operations
8 3 (9.68%) Microservices
8 3 (9.68%) Regression Testing
8 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
9 2 (6.45%) Incident Management
9 2 (6.45%) Matrix Management
9 2 (6.45%) Network Security Management
9 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
9 2 (6.45%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (67.74%) Python
2 19 (61.29%) Ruby
3 12 (38.71%) Java
4 7 (22.58%) Perl
5 6 (19.35%) PHP
6 5 (16.13%) C#
6 5 (16.13%) Groovy
6 5 (16.13%) Haskell
6 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
7 4 (12.90%) Scala
8 3 (9.68%) Bash Shell
9 2 (6.45%) PowerShell
9 2 (6.45%) Shell Script
10 1 (3.23%) Apple Swift
10 1 (3.23%) C
10 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
10 1 (3.23%) SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.45%) BPSS Clearance
3 2 (6.45%) CCIE
3 2 (6.45%) CCIE Security
3 2 (6.45%) CCNA
3 2 (6.45%) CCNP
3 2 (6.45%) CEH
3 2 (6.45%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (6.45%) CISM
3 2 (6.45%) CISSP
3 2 (6.45%) Computer Science Degree
3 2 (6.45%) GCIA
3 2 (6.45%) GIAC
3 2 (6.45%) GSEC
4 1 (3.23%) DBS Check
4 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 6 (19.35%) Docker
2 5 (16.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (9.68%) Xen
4 2 (6.45%) Active Directory
4 2 (6.45%) Hyper-V
4 2 (6.45%) NFS
4 2 (6.45%) Samba
4 2 (6.45%) Snort
4 2 (6.45%) Squid
4 2 (6.45%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 21 (67.74%) Puppet
2 16 (51.61%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (45.16%) Salt
4 7 (22.58%) Kibana
5 4 (12.90%) Ansible
5 4 (12.90%) Grafana
6 3 (9.68%) collectd
6 3 (9.68%) logstash
6 3 (9.68%) StatsD
6 3 (9.68%) Terraform
7 2 (6.45%) HAProxy
7 2 (6.45%) Nagios
7 2 (6.45%) Network Intrusion Detection System
7 2 (6.45%) WMI
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) VMware
2 5 (16.13%) Google
3 4 (12.90%) Rackspace
3 4 (12.90%) Red Hat
4 3 (9.68%) SaltStack
5 2 (6.45%) ArcSight
5 2 (6.45%) Blue Coat
5 2 (6.45%) HP
5 2 (6.45%) IBM
5 2 (6.45%) Lancope
5 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
5 2 (6.45%) Oracle
5 2 (6.45%) Splunk
5 2 (6.45%) WSO2
6 1 (3.23%) Adobe
6 1 (3.23%) Apple
6 1 (3.23%) webMethods