Period
to 19 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 159 161 140
Rank change year-on-year +2 -21 +24
Contract jobs citing SSL 38 29 48
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.77% 0.61% 0.97%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.35% 3.99% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 24 28
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.44% +2.50% +66.67%
10th Percentile £363 £354 £443
90th Percentile £550 £571 £775
England median daily rate £500 £520 £450
% change year-on-year -3.85% +15.56% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 1
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.00 £33.00 £23.95
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +37.79% -
10th Percentile £23.75 £31.28 £22.98
90th Percentile £34.25 £34.10 £24.93
England median hourly rate £25.67 £34.56 £14.75
% change year-on-year -25.71% +134.27% -62.18%

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 598 726 652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 12.16% 15.34% 13.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 334 443 340
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £395 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.27% -1.25% +8.84%
10th Percentile £190 £180 £209
90th Percentile £538 £531 £540
England median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 33 34
West Midlands median hourly rate £15.95 £29.70 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -46.30% +98.00% -7.69%
10th Percentile £10.88 £12.70 £10.00
90th Percentile £34.40 £43.75 £34.85
England median hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -10.00% -6.98% -10.42%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019. 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 +13 16 £500 -9.09% 2
Shropshire -35 8 £515 -14.17%
Coventry -9 4 - -
Warwickshire +1 3 £513 +7.89%
Worcestershire - 1 - -
Solihull - 1 - -
SSL
England

For the 6 months to 19 March 2019, 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 23 (60.53%) Java
1 23 (60.53%) Linux
2 20 (52.63%) HTTP
2 20 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
2 20 (52.63%) Jenkins
3 18 (47.37%) VMware
3 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (44.74%) TCP/IP
5 16 (42.11%) Configuration Management
5 16 (42.11%) DevOps
6 15 (39.47%) Amazon AWS
6 15 (39.47%) Open Source
6 15 (39.47%) Puppet
7 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
8 13 (34.21%) DNS
8 13 (34.21%) DHCP
8 13 (34.21%) Servlets
8 13 (34.21%) Tomcat
8 13 (34.21%) Google
8 13 (34.21%) nginx
9 12 (31.58%) Firewall
9 12 (31.58%) J2EE
10 11 (28.95%) .NET
10 11 (28.95%) Apache
10 11 (28.95%) Cisco
10 11 (28.95%) VPN
10 11 (28.95%) IPsec
11 10 (26.32%) WAN
12 9 (23.68%) FTP
12 9 (23.68%) Forcepoint

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 13 (34.21%) nginx
1 13 (34.21%) Tomcat
2 11 (28.95%) Apache
3 9 (23.68%) IIS
3 9 (23.68%) Jetty
3 9 (23.68%) Mongrel
3 9 (23.68%) WebSphere
4 2 (5.26%) JBoss
4 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
4 2 (5.26%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.63%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 15 (39.47%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (23.68%) Amazon EC2
2 9 (23.68%) Google App Engine
2 9 (23.68%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (10.53%) GitHub
3 4 (10.53%) Google Analytics
4 2 (5.26%) IaaS
4 2 (5.26%) PaaS
5 1 (2.63%) Apigee
5 1 (2.63%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (2.63%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (52.63%) HTTP
2 17 (44.74%) TCP/IP
3 13 (34.21%) DHCP
3 13 (34.21%) DNS
4 12 (31.58%) Firewall
5 11 (28.95%) IPsec
5 11 (28.95%) VPN
6 10 (26.32%) WAN
7 9 (23.68%) FTP
8 8 (21.05%) Cisco Firepower
8 8 (21.05%) DMZ
9 2 (5.26%) Cisco ASA
9 2 (5.26%) Internet
9 2 (5.26%) LAN
9 2 (5.26%) MPLS
9 2 (5.26%) Network Security
9 2 (5.26%) PBX
9 2 (5.26%) Skype
9 2 (5.26%) VLAN
10 1 (2.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.16%) MongoDB
2 4 (10.53%) NoSQL
2 4 (10.53%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.63%) MySQL
3 1 (2.63%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 20 (52.63%) Jenkins
2 9 (23.68%) Travis CI
3 8 (21.05%) Git (software)
4 7 (18.42%) Subversion
5 5 (13.16%) JUnit
6 4 (10.53%) Ant
6 4 (10.53%) Cucumber
6 4 (10.53%) Gatling
6 4 (10.53%) Grunt
6 4 (10.53%) gulp
6 4 (10.53%) IntelliJ
6 4 (10.53%) Karma Test Runner
6 4 (10.53%) Selenium
6 4 (10.53%) SoapUI
6 4 (10.53%) Sublime Text
7 3 (7.89%) Maven
8 2 (5.26%) Bitbucket
8 2 (5.26%) Eclipse
8 2 (5.26%) RSpec
General
1 2 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (2.63%) Finance
2 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 12 (31.58%) Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Java Developer
2 8 (21.05%) Network Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) AWS Engineer
3 6 (15.79%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Cisco Network Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Data Centre Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Data Network Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Deployment Engineer
4 3 (7.89%) Network Deployment Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) AWS DevOps
5 2 (5.26%) AWS DevOps Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Consultant
5 2 (5.26%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (5.26%) Ruby on Rails Developer
6 1 (2.63%) Python Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) Senior DevOps
6 1 (2.63%) Senior WebOps Engineer
6 1 (2.63%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (34.21%) Servlets
2 12 (31.58%) J2EE
3 11 (28.95%) .NET
4 7 (18.42%) CSS
4 7 (18.42%) JSON
4 7 (18.42%) SOAP
4 7 (18.42%) XML
5 6 (15.79%) HTML
5 6 (15.79%) RESTful
6 5 (13.16%) AngularJS
6 5 (13.16%) jQuery
6 5 (13.16%) Node.js
6 5 (13.16%) Spring
7 4 (10.53%) Gherkin
7 4 (10.53%) JSON Schema
7 4 (10.53%) Middleware
7 4 (10.53%) WSDL
7 4 (10.53%) XSD
8 3 (7.89%) Swagger
8 3 (7.89%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (23.68%) Data Centre
2 4 (10.53%) Hybrid Cloud
3 3 (7.89%) Greenfield Project
4 2 (5.26%) DataPower
5 1 (2.63%) Mobile App
5 1 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
5 1 (2.63%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 23 (60.53%) Linux
2 8 (21.05%) Windows
3 7 (18.42%) Unix
4 4 (10.53%) Ubuntu
5 3 (7.89%) Mac OS X
6 1 (2.63%) CentOS
6 1 (2.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2008
6 1 (2.63%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (52.63%) Continuous Integration
2 18 (47.37%) Agile Software Development
3 16 (42.11%) Configuration Management
3 16 (42.11%) DevOps
4 15 (39.47%) Open Source
5 9 (23.68%) Test Automation
6 8 (21.05%) Microservices
7 7 (18.42%) API Design
8 6 (15.79%) Collaborative Working
9 5 (13.16%) Analytics
10 4 (10.53%) Conceptual Models
10 4 (10.53%) Deployment Automation
10 4 (10.53%) Lean Software Development
10 4 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
10 4 (10.53%) Sequence Diagram
10 4 (10.53%) SOA
11 3 (7.89%) Extreme Programming
11 3 (7.89%) Kanban
11 3 (7.89%) Scrum
11 3 (7.89%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 23 (60.53%) Java
2 8 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 6 (15.79%) C
3 6 (15.79%) Python
4 5 (13.16%) Perl
4 5 (13.16%) Ruby
5 4 (10.53%) C#
5 4 (10.53%) Groovy
5 4 (10.53%) Haskell
6 3 (7.89%) Java 8
6 3 (7.89%) PHP
6 3 (7.89%) SQL
7 2 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 2 (5.26%) Scala
8 1 (2.63%) Bash Shell
8 1 (2.63%) R
8 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (7.89%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.63%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (2.63%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (23.68%) VMware Infrastructure
1 9 (23.68%) Xen
2 5 (13.16%) Docker
3 2 (5.26%) Active Directory
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 15 (39.47%) Puppet
2 7 (18.42%) Terraform
3 4 (10.53%) Ansible
3 4 (10.53%) Grafana
3 4 (10.53%) Kibana
4 2 (5.26%) Nagios
5 1 (2.63%) Kubernetes
5 1 (2.63%) Nessus
5 1 (2.63%) Nmap
5 1 (2.63%) OpenNMS
5 1 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (2.63%) RANCID
5 1 (2.63%) SCCM
5 1 (2.63%) SmoothWall
Vendors
1 18 (47.37%) VMware
2 14 (36.84%) Microsoft
3 13 (34.21%) Google
4 11 (28.95%) Cisco
5 9 (23.68%) F5
5 9 (23.68%) Forcepoint
6 8 (21.05%) Blue Coat
6 8 (21.05%) CheckPoint
7 3 (7.89%) WSO2
8 2 (5.26%) IBM
8 2 (5.26%) Juniper
8 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
8 2 (5.26%) SonicWALL
9 1 (2.63%) Avaya
9 1 (2.63%) Brocade
9 1 (2.63%) NEC
9 1 (2.63%) Palo Alto
9 1 (2.63%) ServiceNow