The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 6 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 80 63 57
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -6
Contract jobs citing SSL 6 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.41% 0.81% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.92% 6.99% 4.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 8 2
Average daily rate
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£401 £393 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% -12.77%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
-12.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £25.25 £31.25
% change year-on-year
+18.81% -19.20%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Edinburgh region.

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
153 143 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.41% 11.63% 12.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 54 75 30
Average daily rate £340 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £158 £128 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -6.97%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the Edinburgh region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SSL across the Edinburgh region.

SSL Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the Edinburgh region.

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SSL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SSL.

1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 6 (60.00%) IIS
3 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
4 3 (30.00%) Banking
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (30.00%) Finance
4 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
4 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 3 (30.00%) HTTP
4 3 (30.00%) Microsoft
5 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
5 2 (20.00%) UNIX
5 2 (20.00%) Windows NT
5 2 (20.00%) Web Services
5 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
5 2 (20.00%) DMZ
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
5 2 (20.00%) SCOM
5 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 2 (20.00%) Change Management
5 2 (20.00%) Firewall
6 1 (10.00%) Content Management
6 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
6 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
6 1 (10.00%) PKI
6 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
6 1 (10.00%) Release Management

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh region citing SSL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SSL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 6 (60.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) PaaS
1 1 (10.00%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) HTTP
2 2 (20.00%) DMZ
2 2 (20.00%) Firewall
3 1 (10.00%) Reverse Proxy
3 1 (10.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (10.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2012
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
1 3 (30.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (40.00%) Administrator
2 3 (30.00%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Analyst
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (20.00%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 1 (10.00%) Web Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Security Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Leader
4 1 (10.00%) Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Lead Designer
4 1 (10.00%) Support Technician
4 1 (10.00%) Applications Support
4 1 (10.00%) Security Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (10.00%) Service Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (10.00%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) REST
2 1 (10.00%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Clustering
1 1 (10.00%) Cryptography
1 1 (10.00%) PKI
1 1 (10.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 7 (70.00%) Windows
2 5 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (30.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 3 (30.00%) Linux
4 2 (20.00%) Windows NT
4 2 (20.00%) UNIX
4 2 (20.00%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Windows 2000 Server
5 1 (10.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) Change Management
1 2 (20.00%) Performance Tuning
2 1 (10.00%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (10.00%) ITIL
2 1 (10.00%) Configuration Management
2 1 (10.00%) Migration
2 1 (10.00%) Stakeholder Management
2 1 (10.00%) Business Continuity
2 1 (10.00%) Content Management
2 1 (10.00%) Software Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Release Management
2 1 (10.00%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 1 (10.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 2 (20.00%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (20.00%) SCOM
1 2 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 1 (10.00%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (10.00%) Nagios
2 1 (10.00%) OpenView
2 1 (10.00%) Ganglia
2 1 (10.00%) Puppet
2 1 (10.00%) Vagrant
2 1 (10.00%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (10.00%) StatsD
2 1 (10.00%) Graphite
Vendors
1 3 (30.00%) Microsoft