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 23 March 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.

3 months to
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
England / West Midlands
Rank 93 112 119
Rank change year-on-year +19 +7  
Contract jobs citing SSL 23 18 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.01% 0.68% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.17% 6.14% 0.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 6 2
Median daily rate £500 £300 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -30.23%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £275 £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £630 £350 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £370
% change year-on-year +12.50% +8.10%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £23.95 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.25 £42.50 £17.11
% change year-on-year -64.11% +148.39%  

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 321 293 344
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 14.07% 11.00% 14.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 180 136 154
Median daily rate £395 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.25% +23.07%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £459
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 44
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.66% -34.54%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £11.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.70 £26.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £27.50
% change year-on-year -38.24% +34.54%  

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 23 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 23 March 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
Birmingham +9 10 £525 +31.25% 1
Shropshire +29 9 £500 - 1
Coventry - 2 £450 -
Solihull 0 1 - -
Warwickshire -4 1 - -
SSL
England

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 March 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 32 (64.00%) TCP/IP
2 31 (62.00%) Linux
3 30 (60.00%) HTTP
4 29 (58.00%) Continuous Integration
5 28 (56.00%) Git (software)
5 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
6 26 (52.00%) Python
6 26 (52.00%) Jenkins
7 25 (50.00%) Open Source
7 25 (50.00%) MongoDB
7 25 (50.00%) DevOps
8 23 (46.00%) Web Services
8 23 (46.00%) Ruby
9 21 (42.00%) Configuration Management
9 21 (42.00%) Puppet
10 20 (40.00%) Ansible
11 19 (38.00%) Subversion
12 18 (36.00%) Opscode Chef
12 18 (36.00%) Salt
13 17 (34.00%) Rackspace
13 17 (34.00%) Amazon AWS
13 17 (34.00%) PHP
14 16 (32.00%) MySQL
14 16 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
15 15 (30.00%) Web Operations
16 13 (26.00%) Java
16 13 (26.00%) Unix
17 11 (22.00%) Windows
17 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
18 10 (20.00%) C#

SSL
Top Related 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 9 (18.00%) nginx
2 6 (12.00%) Tomcat
3 3 (6.00%) Apache
3 3 (6.00%) Elasticsearch
3 3 (6.00%) JBoss
3 3 (6.00%) WebLogic
4 2 (4.00%) IBM Notes
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2007
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2010
5 1 (2.00%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (2.00%) MS Exchange
5 1 (2.00%) SAS
Cloud Services
1 17 (34.00%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (12.00%) GitHub
2 6 (12.00%) Google Analytics
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon ELB
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon S3
3 3 (6.00%) Amazon SQS
3 3 (6.00%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (6.00%) Route 53
3 3 (6.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 1 (2.00%) Azure Active Directory
4 1 (2.00%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 32 (64.00%) TCP/IP
2 30 (60.00%) HTTP
3 9 (18.00%) Firewall
3 9 (18.00%) VPN
4 6 (12.00%) LDAP
5 5 (10.00%) LAN
5 5 (10.00%) Wireless
6 4 (8.00%) Cisco ASA
6 4 (8.00%) Network Security
6 4 (8.00%) SSH
6 4 (8.00%) VLAN
7 3 (6.00%) DHCP
7 3 (6.00%) DNS
7 3 (6.00%) Internet
7 3 (6.00%) IPsec
7 3 (6.00%) MPLS
7 3 (6.00%) WAN
8 2 (4.00%) BGP
8 2 (4.00%) EIGRP
8 2 (4.00%) S/MIME
Database & Business Intelligence
1 25 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 16 (32.00%) MySQL
2 16 (32.00%) PostgreSQL
3 6 (12.00%) NoSQL
4 4 (8.00%) Amazon RDS
5 3 (6.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 28 (56.00%) Git (software)
2 26 (52.00%) Jenkins
3 19 (38.00%) Subversion
4 9 (18.00%) IntelliJ
4 9 (18.00%) Selenium
5 6 (12.00%) Ant
5 6 (12.00%) Cucumber
5 6 (12.00%) Gatling
5 6 (12.00%) Grunt
5 6 (12.00%) gulp
5 6 (12.00%) Karma Test Runner
5 6 (12.00%) Sublime Text
6 3 (6.00%) Eclipse
6 3 (6.00%) JUnit
6 3 (6.00%) SoapUI
7 2 (4.00%) Maven
8 1 (2.00%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 6 (12.00%) Finance
2 1 (2.00%) Automotive
2 1 (2.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (24.00%) Developer
2 10 (20.00%) Senior DevOps
3 9 (18.00%) Scala Developer
4 8 (16.00%) Architect
5 5 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (8.00%) Solutions Architect
7 3 (6.00%) Firewall Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Information Security Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Information Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) Network Engineer
7 3 (6.00%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.00%) SOA Developer
7 3 (6.00%) WebOps Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Agile Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Cisco Network Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Juniper Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Linux Developer
8 2 (4.00%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.00%) Senior WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (46.00%) Web Services
2 9 (18.00%) REST
3 7 (14.00%) XML
4 6 (12.00%) AngularJS
4 6 (12.00%) Gherkin
4 6 (12.00%) JDBC
4 6 (12.00%) jQuery
4 6 (12.00%) JSON
4 6 (12.00%) Node.js
4 6 (12.00%) ODBC
4 6 (12.00%) SAML
4 6 (12.00%) Servlets
4 6 (12.00%) SOAP
5 3 (6.00%) 802.1X
5 3 (6.00%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (6.00%) HTML5
5 3 (6.00%) JSON Schema
5 3 (6.00%) LEMP Stack
5 3 (6.00%) Sensu
5 3 (6.00%) spray
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.00%) Enterprise Software
2 3 (6.00%) PKI
2 3 (6.00%) Security Operations Centre
2 3 (6.00%) Wiki
3 2 (4.00%) User Experience
4 1 (2.00%) Clustering
4 1 (2.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (2.00%) Replication
4 1 (2.00%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 31 (62.00%) Linux
2 13 (26.00%) Unix
3 11 (22.00%) Windows
4 6 (12.00%) Ubuntu
5 3 (6.00%) Mac OS X
6 2 (4.00%) Solaris
7 1 (2.00%) AIX
7 1 (2.00%) SUSE
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (2.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (58.00%) Continuous Integration
2 28 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (50.00%) DevOps
3 25 (50.00%) Open Source
4 21 (42.00%) Configuration Management
5 15 (30.00%) Web Operations
6 7 (14.00%) ITIL
7 6 (12.00%) Analytics
7 6 (12.00%) Automated Testing
7 6 (12.00%) ITSM
8 4 (8.00%) Information Security
8 4 (8.00%) Scrum
9 3 (6.00%) Kanban
9 3 (6.00%) Multi-Factor Authentication
9 3 (6.00%) Regression Testing
9 3 (6.00%) Security Operations
9 3 (6.00%) SOA
9 3 (6.00%) TDD
9 3 (6.00%) Two-Factor Authentication
9 3 (6.00%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 26 (52.00%) Python
2 23 (46.00%) Ruby
3 17 (34.00%) PHP
4 13 (26.00%) Java
5 11 (22.00%) JavaScript
6 10 (20.00%) C#
7 9 (18.00%) Scala
8 7 (14.00%) Perl
9 6 (12.00%) Groovy
9 6 (12.00%) Haskell
10 3 (6.00%) Bash Shell
10 3 (6.00%) SQL
11 1 (2.00%) C
11 1 (2.00%) Korn
11 1 (2.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (18.00%) Security Cleared
2 8 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (12.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.00%) CCNP
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (2.00%) CCIE
5 1 (2.00%) CISA
5 1 (2.00%) CISM
5 1 (2.00%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.00%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 3 (6.00%) Docker
2 2 (4.00%) Postfix
2 2 (4.00%) Sendmail
3 1 (2.00%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.00%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 21 (42.00%) Puppet
2 20 (40.00%) Ansible
3 18 (36.00%) Opscode Chef
3 18 (36.00%) Salt
4 9 (18.00%) Kibana
5 6 (12.00%) Grafana
6 3 (6.00%) collectd
6 3 (6.00%) logstash
6 3 (6.00%) Nexpose
6 3 (6.00%) StatsD
6 3 (6.00%) Terraform
7 1 (2.00%) Control-M
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Rackspace
2 8 (16.00%) Juniper
3 7 (14.00%) Cisco
3 7 (14.00%) F5
4 6 (12.00%) Google
4 6 (12.00%) ServiceNow
5 5 (10.00%) CheckPoint
6 4 (8.00%) Blue Coat
6 4 (8.00%) Sourcefire
7 3 (6.00%) Adobe
7 3 (6.00%) FireEye
7 3 (6.00%) Fortinet
7 3 (6.00%) GFI Software
7 3 (6.00%) Intel Security
7 3 (6.00%) LogRhythm
7 3 (6.00%) Palo Alto
7 3 (6.00%) Rapid7
7 3 (6.00%) SaltStack
7 3 (6.00%) Symantec
7 3 (6.00%) webMethods
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago