The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 30 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 94 121 116
Rank change year-on-year
+27 -5
Contract jobs citing SSL 54 11 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.87% 0.37% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.80% 3.43% 4.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 4 15
Median daily rate £330 £374 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.70% -6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £335 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £435 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £350 £380
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -7.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £25.25
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +54.45%
SSL
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
551 321 367
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.11% 10.92% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 284 142 180
Median daily rate £330 £337 £358
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.06% -5.74%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £158 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 19 19
Median hourly rate £38.00 £31.75 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.68% +51.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.50 £13.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.00 £40.75 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Scotland region citing SSL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

SSL Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SSL
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SSL Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SSL
Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SSL across the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016.

SSL Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

SSL
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SSL Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

SSL
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 30 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Renfrewshire -14 25 £319 -8.26%
Glasgow +15 13 £400 +2.56% 1
Edinburgh 0 11 £375 -6.25% 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 £425 -
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 May 2016, 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SSL.

1 44 (54.32%) Windows
2 42 (51.85%) TCP/IP
3 30 (37.04%) HTTP
3 30 (37.04%) Windows Server
4 28 (34.57%) SNMP
5 26 (32.10%) XML
6 25 (30.86%) SQL
6 25 (30.86%) IBM
7 24 (29.63%) PowerShell
8 23 (28.40%) Microsoft
8 23 (28.40%) DNS
9 22 (27.16%) Microsoft Certification
10 20 (24.69%) Security Cleared
11 19 (23.46%) Java
11 19 (23.46%) Unix
12 18 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 18 (22.22%) SCCM
13 17 (20.99%) IIS
14 16 (19.75%) HP
14 16 (19.75%) WebSphere
14 16 (19.75%) IBM Integration Bus
15 15 (18.52%) Linux
15 15 (18.52%) SOAP
16 13 (16.05%) JavaScript
16 13 (16.05%) SharePoint
16 13 (16.05%) WSDL
17 12 (14.81%) SOA
17 12 (14.81%) Oracle
17 12 (14.81%) XSD
17 12 (14.81%) Active Directory

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland 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 17 (20.99%) IIS
2 16 (19.75%) WebSphere
3 13 (16.05%) SharePoint
4 10 (12.35%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (11.11%) Apache
6 8 (9.88%) OpenStack
7 5 (6.17%) MQSeries
7 5 (6.17%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (4.94%) AquaLogic
8 4 (4.94%) IBM HTTP Server
8 4 (4.94%) JBoss
8 4 (4.94%) Oracle Application Server
8 4 (4.94%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 4 (4.94%) Tomcat
8 4 (4.94%) Tuxedo
8 4 (4.94%) WebLogic
8 4 (4.94%) WebLogic Portal
9 3 (3.70%) lighttpd
9 3 (3.70%) nginx
10 2 (2.47%) Confluence
Applications
1 9 (11.11%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.94%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 7 (8.64%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.17%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.17%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (6.17%) Amazon S3
3 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (2.47%) Google Cloud Platform
5 1 (1.23%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 42 (51.85%) TCP/IP
2 30 (37.04%) HTTP
3 28 (34.57%) SNMP
4 23 (28.40%) DNS
5 8 (9.88%) Internet
6 7 (8.64%) HTTPS
7 6 (7.41%) LDAP
8 5 (6.17%) SSH
9 4 (4.94%) Reverse Proxy
10 3 (3.70%) DHCP
10 3 (3.70%) Firewall
10 3 (3.70%) FTP
10 3 (3.70%) IPv4
10 3 (3.70%) IPv6
10 3 (3.70%) Kerberos
10 3 (3.70%) Network Security
10 3 (3.70%) SMTP
11 2 (2.47%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (13.58%) SQL Server
2 9 (11.11%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.70%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.70%) MySQL
3 3 (3.70%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.47%) DB2
4 2 (2.47%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.47%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.23%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.23%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 12 (14.81%) SoapUI
2 8 (9.88%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (9.88%) Visual Studio
3 4 (4.94%) Build Forge
4 2 (2.47%) Ant
4 2 (2.47%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.47%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.47%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.47%) Gradle
4 2 (2.47%) Grunt
4 2 (2.47%) gulp
4 2 (2.47%) Hudson
4 2 (2.47%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.47%) JIRA
4 2 (2.47%) Maven
4 2 (2.47%) Selenium
4 2 (2.47%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.47%) Subversion
4 2 (2.47%) Vagrant
General
1 7 (8.64%) Banking
2 6 (7.41%) Finance
3 1 (1.23%) Law
Job Titles
1 16 (19.75%) Developer
2 9 (11.11%) Integration Developer
3 8 (9.88%) SharePoint Engineer
4 7 (8.64%) Server Engineer
5 5 (6.17%) WebSphere Specialist
6 4 (4.94%) Administrator
6 4 (4.94%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (4.94%) Build Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Technical Specialist
6 4 (4.94%) Windows Engineer
6 4 (4.94%) Windows Server Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (3.70%) Server Specialist
7 3 (3.70%) WebSphere Server Specialist
7 3 (3.70%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
8 2 (2.47%) Analyst
8 2 (2.47%) Applications Support
8 2 (2.47%) Support Specialist
8 2 (2.47%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (32.10%) XML
2 16 (19.75%) IBM Integration Bus
3 15 (18.52%) SOAP
4 13 (16.05%) WSDL
5 12 (14.81%) JSON
5 12 (14.81%) REST
5 12 (14.81%) RESTful
5 12 (14.81%) XSD
6 10 (12.35%) .NET
7 9 (11.11%) J2EE
8 8 (9.88%) Middleware
9 7 (8.64%) Web Services
10 6 (7.41%) HTML
11 3 (3.70%) CSS
11 3 (3.70%) Django
11 3 (3.70%) LAMP
11 3 (3.70%) LAPP Stack
11 3 (3.70%) Laravel
11 3 (3.70%) LEMP Stack
11 3 (3.70%) Regular Expression
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.41%) Data Centre
2 6 (7.41%) DataPower
3 4 (4.94%) Cryptography
3 4 (4.94%) Device Driver
3 4 (4.94%) Replication
4 3 (3.70%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (3.70%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.70%) PKI
5 1 (1.23%) Clustering
5 1 (1.23%) Hybrid Cloud
5 1 (1.23%) IBM Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) iSeries
5 1 (1.23%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.23%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 44 (54.32%) Windows
2 30 (37.04%) Windows Server
3 19 (23.46%) Unix
4 15 (18.52%) Linux
5 8 (9.88%) AIX
6 5 (6.17%) Solaris
7 4 (4.94%) OS/390
7 4 (4.94%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (3.70%) Debian
8 3 (3.70%) Mac OS X
8 3 (3.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (3.70%) SUSE
8 3 (3.70%) zOS
9 1 (1.23%) OpenVMS
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (14.81%) SOA
2 10 (12.35%) ITIL
3 9 (11.11%) Software Delivery
4 8 (9.88%) Migration
4 8 (9.88%) Unit Testing
5 7 (8.64%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (7.41%) Information Security
6 6 (7.41%) Release Management
7 5 (6.17%) Continuous Delivery
7 5 (6.17%) High Availability
7 5 (6.17%) Project Management
7 5 (6.17%) Service Delivery
8 4 (4.94%) Business Continuity
8 4 (4.94%) Capacity Planning
8 4 (4.94%) Change Management
8 4 (4.94%) QMS
8 4 (4.94%) SDLC
8 4 (4.94%) Waterfall
9 3 (3.70%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (30.86%) SQL
2 24 (29.63%) PowerShell
3 19 (23.46%) Java
4 13 (16.05%) JavaScript
5 10 (12.35%) C#
6 9 (11.11%) Shell Script
7 7 (8.64%) Perl
8 5 (6.17%) Bash Shell
8 5 (6.17%) Python
9 4 (4.94%) C
9 4 (4.94%) C++
9 4 (4.94%) VBScript
10 3 (3.70%) PHP
11 2 (2.47%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 22 (27.16%) Microsoft Certification
2 20 (24.69%) Security Cleared
3 12 (14.81%) SC Cleared
4 9 (11.11%) MCSA
5 7 (8.64%) MCSD
5 7 (8.64%) MCSE
6 6 (7.41%) MCP
6 6 (7.41%) MCTS
7 4 (4.94%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.70%) Degree
8 3 (3.70%) IISP
8 3 (3.70%) ISEB
9 1 (1.23%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (9.88%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (14.81%) Active Directory
2 9 (11.11%) Firmware
3 3 (3.70%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.47%) Docker
4 2 (2.47%) VirtualBox
5 1 (1.23%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 18 (22.22%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 18 (22.22%) SCCM
2 9 (11.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 4 (4.94%) BladeLogic
3 4 (4.94%) Tivoli
4 3 (3.70%) Cacti
4 3 (3.70%) Munin
4 3 (3.70%) Nagios
5 2 (2.47%) Ansible
5 2 (2.47%) CA Wily
5 2 (2.47%) logstash
5 2 (2.47%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.47%) Perfmon
5 2 (2.47%) Puppet
5 2 (2.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (2.47%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 25 (30.86%) IBM
2 23 (28.40%) Microsoft
3 16 (19.75%) HP
4 12 (14.81%) Oracle
5 11 (13.58%) VMware
6 9 (11.11%) Altiris
7 5 (6.17%) Red Hat
8 4 (4.94%) Axway
8 4 (4.94%) Fujitsu
8 4 (4.94%) Sun
9 2 (2.47%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.47%) F5
9 2 (2.47%) Google
9 2 (2.47%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (2.47%) Splunk
10 1 (1.23%) CA