Period
to 14 August 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 14 August 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 161 124 166
Rank change year-on-year -37 +42 -3
Contract jobs citing SSL 38 53 42
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.75% 1.23% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.60% 8.72% 4.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 42 19
West Midlands median daily rate £405 £494 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.04% +23.53% -19.19%
10th Percentile £219 £320 £273
90th Percentile £603 £550 £479
England median daily rate £500 £500 £438
% change year-on-year - +14.29% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.00 £34.08 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.99% - -
England median hourly rate £29.00 £34.08 £36.50
% change year-on-year -14.91% -6.63% -6.41%

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 678 608 842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.38% 14.12% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 394 340 436
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £388 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +4.73% +5.71%
10th Percentile £205 £184 £176
90th Percentile £550 £514 £531
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 53 45 45
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.34 £16.00 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.34% -25.58% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.64 £10.50 £10.94
90th Percentile £30.80 £66.75 £39.20
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.18 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.01% -27.28% +21.95%

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 14 August 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 14 August 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 -34 21 £498 -0.50% 1
Birmingham -27 10 £356 -20.83% 2
Wolverhampton -3 2 - -
Solihull -8 2 - -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 14 August 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 28 (73.68%) Linux
2 26 (68.42%) Java
3 24 (63.16%) Windows
3 24 (63.16%) DevOps
4 22 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
5 21 (55.26%) Git (software)
5 21 (55.26%) Jenkins
6 19 (50.00%) Open Source
6 19 (50.00%) Puppet
7 18 (47.37%) HTTP
8 17 (44.74%) TCP/IP
9 16 (42.11%) Apache
10 15 (39.47%) Configuration Management
10 15 (39.47%) nginx
11 14 (36.84%) MongoDB
11 14 (36.84%) NoSQL
11 14 (36.84%) Microservices
11 14 (36.84%) Python
12 13 (34.21%) Perl
12 13 (34.21%) IntelliJ
12 13 (34.21%) Unix
12 13 (34.21%) Selenium
12 13 (34.21%) Groovy
13 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
13 12 (31.58%) Windows Server
13 12 (31.58%) DNS
13 12 (31.58%) Tomcat
13 12 (31.58%) Firewall
13 12 (31.58%) 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 16 (42.11%) Apache
2 15 (39.47%) nginx
3 12 (31.58%) Tomcat
4 9 (23.68%) JBoss
5 7 (18.42%) WebLogic
6 5 (13.16%) Confluence
6 5 (13.16%) IIS
7 4 (10.53%) Exchange Server 2010
7 4 (10.53%) MS Exchange
8 2 (5.26%) GlassFish
8 2 (5.26%) MS Project Server
8 2 (5.26%) Mule
Cloud Services
1 10 (26.32%) GitHub
1 10 (26.32%) Google Analytics
1 10 (26.32%) Microsoft Azure
2 8 (21.05%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (10.53%) IaaS
4 2 (5.26%) PaaS
4 2 (5.26%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (47.37%) HTTP
2 17 (44.74%) TCP/IP
3 12 (31.58%) DNS
3 12 (31.58%) Firewall
4 8 (21.05%) VPN
5 7 (18.42%) Cisco ASA
5 7 (18.42%) Internet
5 7 (18.42%) MPLS
5 7 (18.42%) Reverse Proxy
6 6 (15.79%) LAN
6 6 (15.79%) Network Security
6 6 (15.79%) VoIP
6 6 (15.79%) WAN
6 6 (15.79%) Wi-Fi
7 4 (10.53%) iSCSI
8 2 (5.26%) Asterisk PBX
8 2 (5.26%) DHCP
8 2 (5.26%) DKIM
8 2 (5.26%) Intrusion Detection
8 2 (5.26%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (36.84%) MongoDB
1 14 (36.84%) NoSQL
2 7 (18.42%) SQL Server
3 6 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle Database
5 3 (7.89%) MySQL
6 2 (5.26%) Couchbase
6 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
6 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (55.26%) Git (software)
1 21 (55.26%) Jenkins
2 13 (34.21%) IntelliJ
2 13 (34.21%) Selenium
3 11 (28.95%) Ant
3 11 (28.95%) Bitbucket
4 10 (26.32%) Cucumber
4 10 (26.32%) Gatling
4 10 (26.32%) Grunt
4 10 (26.32%) gulp
4 10 (26.32%) Karma Test Runner
4 10 (26.32%) Sublime Text
5 8 (21.05%) JUnit
5 8 (21.05%) Subversion
6 7 (18.42%) JIRA
7 5 (13.16%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 5 (13.16%) ClearCase
7 5 (13.16%) Eclipse
7 5 (13.16%) Vagrant
8 4 (10.53%) Maven
General
1 7 (18.42%) Telecoms
2 5 (13.16%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Scala Developer
2 7 (18.42%) Software Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) Consultant
4 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) JIRA Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Deployment Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Network Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Network Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Manager
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Administrator
7 1 (2.63%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Cisco Consultant
7 1 (2.63%) Java Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Java Technical Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Programmer
7 1 (2.63%) Server Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) JSON
1 11 (28.95%) XML
2 10 (26.32%) AngularJS
2 10 (26.32%) Gherkin
2 10 (26.32%) jQuery
2 10 (26.32%) Node.js
2 10 (26.32%) Servlets
2 10 (26.32%) Spring
3 9 (23.68%) CSS
3 9 (23.68%) REST
3 9 (23.68%) SOAP
4 6 (15.79%) J2EE
4 6 (15.79%) LAMP
4 6 (15.79%) Play Framework
4 6 (15.79%) RESTful
5 5 (13.16%) EJB
5 5 (13.16%) Hibernate
5 5 (13.16%) HTML
5 5 (13.16%) HTML5
5 5 (13.16%) J2SE
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Self-Motivation
2 4 (10.53%) Clustering
3 3 (7.89%) Data Centre
3 3 (7.89%) PKI
4 2 (5.26%) EMC VNX
4 2 (5.26%) EMC VNXe
4 2 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 2 (5.26%) Wiki
5 1 (2.63%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 28 (73.68%) Linux
2 24 (63.16%) Windows
3 13 (34.21%) Unix
4 12 (31.58%) Ubuntu
4 12 (31.58%) Windows Server
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2008
5 5 (13.16%) Windows Server 2012
6 2 (5.26%) AIX
6 2 (5.26%) CentOS
6 2 (5.26%) Debian
6 2 (5.26%) HPUX
6 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (5.26%) Solaris
6 2 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.63%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (63.16%) DevOps
2 22 (57.89%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (57.89%) Continuous Integration
3 19 (50.00%) Open Source
4 15 (39.47%) Configuration Management
5 14 (36.84%) Microservices
6 12 (31.58%) Test Automation
7 11 (28.95%) Analytics
8 9 (23.68%) Continuous Deployment
9 8 (21.05%) Software Engineering
10 6 (15.79%) Continuous Improvement
10 6 (15.79%) ITIL
10 6 (15.79%) Load Balancing
10 6 (15.79%) Process Improvement
10 6 (15.79%) Scrum
10 6 (15.79%) Test Strategy
11 5 (13.16%) Deployment Automation
11 5 (13.16%) Infrastructure Engineering
12 4 (10.53%) Network Security Management
12 4 (10.53%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 26 (68.42%) Java
2 14 (36.84%) Python
3 13 (34.21%) Groovy
3 13 (34.21%) Perl
4 12 (31.58%) Ruby
5 11 (28.95%) C#
5 11 (28.95%) Haskell
5 11 (28.95%) JavaScript
6 9 (23.68%) SQL
7 7 (18.42%) Scala
8 4 (10.53%) PowerShell
9 3 (7.89%) PHP
10 2 (5.26%) PL/SQL
10 2 (5.26%) Shell Script
10 2 (5.26%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (10.53%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (7.89%) CCNA
3 2 (5.26%) ITIL Certification
3 2 (5.26%) SC Cleared
3 2 (5.26%) Security Cleared
4 1 (2.63%) CCIE
4 1 (2.63%) CCNP
4 1 (2.63%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) GDPR
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) Docker
2 7 (18.42%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (15.79%) Active Directory
4 4 (10.53%) Samba
4 4 (10.53%) Squid
4 4 (10.53%) VMware ESXi
5 2 (5.26%) Firmware
5 2 (5.26%) Hyper-V
5 2 (5.26%) iptables
5 2 (5.26%) NFS
5 2 (5.26%) Postfix
5 2 (5.26%) Varnish
5 2 (5.26%) vCloud
5 2 (5.26%) Xen
Systems Management
1 19 (50.00%) Puppet
2 10 (26.32%) Grafana
2 10 (26.32%) Kibana
2 10 (26.32%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (21.05%) Ansible
4 7 (18.42%) Nagios
5 6 (15.79%) Nessus
6 5 (13.16%) Rundeck
6 5 (13.16%) Terraform
7 2 (5.26%) Backup Exec
7 2 (5.26%) EMC NetWorker
7 2 (5.26%) HAProxy
7 2 (5.26%) Microsoft Clustering
7 2 (5.26%) vCenter Server
7 2 (5.26%) WMI
7 2 (5.26%) WSUS
8 1 (2.63%) Cisco UCCX
8 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
8 1 (2.63%) Nmap
8 1 (2.63%) Salt
Vendors
1 12 (31.58%) VMware
2 10 (26.32%) Google
3 8 (21.05%) Cisco
4 5 (13.16%) Adobe
4 5 (13.16%) Atlassian
4 5 (13.16%) IBM
4 5 (13.16%) Oracle
4 5 (13.16%) webMethods
5 4 (10.53%) EMC
5 4 (10.53%) HP
5 4 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 4 (10.53%) WSO2
6 3 (7.89%) CheckPoint
6 3 (7.89%) Fortinet
7 2 (5.26%) Dell
7 2 (5.26%) F5
7 2 (5.26%) Juniper
7 2 (5.26%) Microsoft
7 2 (5.26%) Sophos
7 2 (5.26%) Splunk