Period
to 19 June 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 19 June 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
19 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 163 126 158
Rank change year-on-year -37 +32 0
Contract jobs citing SSL 27 49 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.55% 1.13% 0.71%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% 8.15% 5.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 42 16
West Midlands median daily rate £525 £500 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +48.15% -30.41%
10th Percentile £291 £324 £269
90th Percentile £580 £550 £463
England median daily rate £500 £475 £420
% change year-on-year +5.26% +13.10% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £23.95 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -37.37% - -
England median hourly rate £32.00 £13.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year +137.04% -66.25% +2.56%

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 688 601 683
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.06% 13.86% 12.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 400 322 345
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £185
90th Percentile £538 £525 £506
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 45 38
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.50 £16.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.38% -24.71% -7.61%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.35 £10.73
90th Percentile £32.91 £66.75 £38.75
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +17.65%

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 June 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 19 June 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 -22 14 £550 +10.00% 5
Shropshire -31 7 £515 +3.00% 1
Wolverhampton 0 2 - -
Coventry -15 2 £475 +5.56%
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 19 June 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 18 (66.67%) Linux
2 17 (62.96%) Continuous Integration
2 17 (62.96%) Open Source
2 17 (62.96%) DevOps
3 16 (59.26%) Git (software)
4 15 (55.56%) Puppet
4 15 (55.56%) Python
5 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
6 13 (48.15%) Ruby
6 13 (48.15%) HTTP
6 13 (48.15%) TCP/IP
6 13 (48.15%) Configuration Management
6 13 (48.15%) Jenkins
7 12 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (44.44%) Java
7 12 (44.44%) Subversion
8 11 (40.74%) Apache
9 10 (37.04%) Web Services
9 10 (37.04%) Windows
10 9 (33.33%) Firewall
11 8 (29.63%) DNS
11 8 (29.63%) Tomcat
11 8 (29.63%) nginx
11 8 (29.63%) Salt
12 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
12 7 (25.93%) Unix
12 7 (25.93%) Perl
12 7 (25.93%) Internet
12 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
12 7 (25.93%) VMware

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 (40.74%) Apache
2 8 (29.63%) nginx
2 8 (29.63%) Tomcat
3 5 (18.52%) IIS
4 3 (11.11%) JBoss
5 2 (7.41%) Confluence
5 2 (7.41%) GlassFish
5 2 (7.41%) Jetty
5 2 (7.41%) Mongrel
5 2 (7.41%) WebSphere
6 1 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (3.70%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (3.70%) MS Exchange
6 1 (3.70%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 7 (25.93%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (14.81%) GitHub
2 4 (14.81%) Google Analytics
2 4 (14.81%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (7.41%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon S3
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (3.70%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (3.70%) Google App Engine
4 1 (3.70%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (3.70%) Route 53
4 1 (3.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (48.15%) HTTP
1 13 (48.15%) TCP/IP
2 9 (33.33%) Firewall
3 8 (29.63%) DNS
4 7 (25.93%) Internet
5 6 (22.22%) Cisco ASA
5 6 (22.22%) LAN
5 6 (22.22%) MPLS
5 6 (22.22%) Network Security
5 6 (22.22%) VoIP
5 6 (22.22%) VPN
5 6 (22.22%) WAN
6 5 (18.52%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (14.81%) Reverse Proxy
8 3 (11.11%) FTP
9 2 (7.41%) Asterisk PBX
9 2 (7.41%) HTTPS
9 2 (7.41%) Intrusion Detection
9 2 (7.41%) iSCSI
9 2 (7.41%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (22.22%) MongoDB
1 6 (22.22%) NoSQL
2 4 (14.81%) MySQL
2 4 (14.81%) PostgreSQL
2 4 (14.81%) SQL Server
3 2 (7.41%) Couchbase
3 2 (7.41%) Oracle Database
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 1 (3.70%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 16 (59.26%) Git (software)
2 13 (48.15%) Jenkins
3 12 (44.44%) Subversion
4 5 (18.52%) Ant
5 4 (14.81%) Cucumber
5 4 (14.81%) Gatling
5 4 (14.81%) Grunt
5 4 (14.81%) gulp
5 4 (14.81%) IntelliJ
5 4 (14.81%) JIRA
5 4 (14.81%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (14.81%) Selenium
5 4 (14.81%) Sublime Text
6 2 (7.41%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (7.41%) Bitbucket
6 2 (7.41%) Bugzilla
6 2 (7.41%) Maven
6 2 (7.41%) MSBuild
6 2 (7.41%) Travis CI
6 2 (7.41%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (25.93%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (18.52%) Developer
2 4 (14.81%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (14.81%) Scala Developer
3 2 (7.41%) Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Deployment Manager
3 2 (7.41%) DevOps Consultant
3 2 (7.41%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Network Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Operations Engineer
3 2 (7.41%) Programmer
3 2 (7.41%) Senior Manager
4 1 (3.70%) Administrator
4 1 (3.70%) Developer/Software Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Lead DevOps
4 1 (3.70%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Linux Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 1 (3.70%) Ruby Engineer
4 1 (3.70%) Software Developer
4 1 (3.70%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (37.04%) Web Services
2 6 (22.22%) J2EE
2 6 (22.22%) LAMP
3 5 (18.52%) JSON
3 5 (18.52%) Servlets
3 5 (18.52%) SOAP
3 5 (18.52%) XML
4 4 (14.81%) AngularJS
4 4 (14.81%) Gherkin
4 4 (14.81%) jQuery
4 4 (14.81%) LDAP
4 4 (14.81%) Node.js
5 3 (11.11%) .NET
5 3 (11.11%) CSS
5 3 (11.11%) Play Framework
5 3 (11.11%) REST
6 2 (7.41%) Ajax
6 2 (7.41%) CGI
6 2 (7.41%) Memcached
6 2 (7.41%) WebSphere MQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.11%) PKI
2 2 (7.41%) Clustering
2 2 (7.41%) Self-Motivation
2 2 (7.41%) Wiki
3 1 (3.70%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 18 (66.67%) Linux
2 10 (37.04%) Windows
3 7 (25.93%) Unix
4 6 (22.22%) Ubuntu
4 6 (22.22%) Windows Server
5 2 (7.41%) CentOS
5 2 (7.41%) Debian
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (7.41%) Windows Server 2012
6 1 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (62.96%) Continuous Integration
1 17 (62.96%) DevOps
1 17 (62.96%) Open Source
2 14 (51.85%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (48.15%) Configuration Management
4 6 (22.22%) Load Balancing
5 5 (18.52%) Test Automation
6 4 (14.81%) Analytics
6 4 (14.81%) Continuous Deployment
6 4 (14.81%) Integration Testing
6 4 (14.81%) Network Security Management
6 4 (14.81%) Security Management
7 3 (11.11%) ITIL
7 3 (11.11%) Microservices
7 3 (11.11%) Problem-Solving
7 3 (11.11%) Software Engineering
8 2 (7.41%) Cloud Operations
8 2 (7.41%) High Availability
8 2 (7.41%) Issue Tracking
8 2 (7.41%) Line Management
Programming Languages
1 15 (55.56%) Python
2 13 (48.15%) Ruby
3 12 (44.44%) Java
4 7 (25.93%) Perl
5 5 (18.52%) C#
5 5 (18.52%) Groovy
5 5 (18.52%) Haskell
5 5 (18.52%) JavaScript
6 4 (14.81%) PHP
6 4 (14.81%) Scala
7 3 (11.11%) SQL
8 2 (7.41%) PowerShell
8 2 (7.41%) Shell Script
9 1 (3.70%) Bash Shell
9 1 (3.70%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (11.11%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (7.41%) CCNA
2 2 (7.41%) ITIL Certification
2 2 (7.41%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (3.70%) DBS Check
3 1 (3.70%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.70%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (18.52%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (14.81%) Docker
2 4 (14.81%) Samba
2 4 (14.81%) Squid
3 3 (11.11%) Active Directory
3 3 (11.11%) Xen
4 2 (7.41%) Hyper-V
4 2 (7.41%) iptables
4 2 (7.41%) NFS
4 2 (7.41%) Postfix
4 2 (7.41%) Varnish
5 1 (3.70%) vCloud
5 1 (3.70%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 15 (55.56%) Puppet
2 12 (44.44%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (29.63%) Salt
4 5 (18.52%) Kibana
5 4 (14.81%) Ansible
5 4 (14.81%) Grafana
5 4 (14.81%) Nagios
5 4 (14.81%) Nessus
6 3 (11.11%) Terraform
7 2 (7.41%) HAProxy
7 2 (7.41%) Rundeck
7 2 (7.41%) WMI
8 1 (3.70%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (3.70%) collectd
8 1 (3.70%) logstash
8 1 (3.70%) Nmap
8 1 (3.70%) StatsD
Vendors
1 7 (25.93%) VMware
2 6 (22.22%) Cisco
3 5 (18.52%) Google
4 4 (14.81%) IBM
5 2 (7.41%) Atlassian
5 2 (7.41%) Microsoft
5 2 (7.41%) Oracle
5 2 (7.41%) Rackspace
5 2 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 2 (7.41%) Splunk
5 2 (7.41%) WSO2
6 1 (3.70%) Adobe
6 1 (3.70%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.70%) EMC
6 1 (3.70%) Fortinet
6 1 (3.70%) HP
6 1 (3.70%) NEC
6 1 (3.70%) SaltStack
6 1 (3.70%) webMethods