The table below looks at the statistics for SSL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 23 January 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 108 107 104
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -3
Contract jobs citing SSL 13 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.49% 0.22% 0.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.66% 1.95% 2.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 6
Average daily rate
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£303 £413 £379
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.66% +8.83%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £400 £321
10% offered a daily rate of more than £336 £443 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £325 £360
% change year-on-year
+15.38% -9.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £43.50 £125.00
% change year-on-year
-8.04% -65.20%
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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 Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
355 257 277
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.39% 11.19% 13.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 96 135
Average daily rate £350 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £246 £140
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 13
Average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £14.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.85% +44.82%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £11.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.80 £32.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -13.33%

SSL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SSL across the Scotland region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 23 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow - 7 £280 - 2
Edinburgh -12 4 - - 1
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 14 (53.85%) TCP/IP
3 11 (42.31%) SNMP
4 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
5 9 (34.62%) IIS
5 9 (34.62%) Firmware
5 9 (34.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 9 (34.62%) SCCM
5 9 (34.62%) Enterprise Software
6 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
7 7 (26.92%) HTTP
7 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
7 7 (26.92%) .NET
7 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
7 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
8 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
9 5 (19.23%) Device Driver
9 5 (19.23%) Replication
9 5 (19.23%) C#
9 5 (19.23%) Web Services
9 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
9 5 (19.23%) Fiddler
9 5 (19.23%) Performance Analysis
9 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (15.38%) Banking
10 4 (15.38%) MCTS
10 4 (15.38%) HP
10 4 (15.38%) MCP
10 4 (15.38%) Oracle

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 9 (34.62%) IIS
2 1 (3.85%) CICS
2 1 (3.85%) WebSphere
Applications
1 4 (15.38%) MS Office
2 1 (3.85%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.85%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (53.85%) TCP/IP
2 11 (42.31%) SNMP
3 7 (26.92%) HTTP
4 2 (7.69%) Wireshark
4 2 (7.69%) LDAP
4 2 (7.69%) Kerberos
4 2 (7.69%) HTTPS
5 1 (3.85%) Firewall
5 1 (3.85%) DMZ
5 1 (3.85%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (30.77%) SQL Server
2 3 (11.54%) SQL Server 2005
3 2 (7.69%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.69%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (19.23%) Fiddler
1 5 (19.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
2 1 (3.85%) Jenkins
General
1 4 (15.38%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 6 (23.08%) Administrator
2 5 (19.23%) Windows Administrator
3 3 (11.54%) Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Build Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Wintel Engineer
4 2 (7.69%) Windows Systems Administrator
4 2 (7.69%) Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Test Analyst
4 2 (7.69%) Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Consultant
4 2 (7.69%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.85%) Technical Designer
5 1 (3.85%) Security Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 1 (3.85%) Architect
5 1 (3.85%) Support Technician
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Support
5 1 (3.85%) Applications Support Technician
5 1 (3.85%) Wintel Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET
1 7 (26.92%) .NET
2 5 (19.23%) Web Services
3 2 (7.69%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) JSP
4 1 (3.85%) SAML
4 1 (3.85%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 9 (34.62%) Enterprise Software
2 5 (19.23%) Device Driver
2 5 (19.23%) Replication
3 1 (3.85%) Computer Science
3 1 (3.85%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 16 (61.54%) Windows
2 6 (23.08%) Windows Server 2003
3 3 (11.54%) Linux
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2008
3 3 (11.54%) Windows Server 2012
4 2 (7.69%) Windows 2000
4 2 (7.69%) UNIX
4 2 (7.69%) Windows XP
5 1 (3.85%) zOS
5 1 (3.85%) Windows NT
5 1 (3.85%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (19.23%) Performance Analysis
2 4 (15.38%) Validation
3 2 (7.69%) Security Architecture
3 2 (7.69%) Continuous Improvement
3 2 (7.69%) Test Strategy
3 2 (7.69%) Test Scripting
3 2 (7.69%) Knowledge Management
3 2 (7.69%) Software Testing
3 2 (7.69%) Change Management
3 2 (7.69%) Workflow
4 1 (3.85%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (3.85%) Network Design
4 1 (3.85%) Project Management
4 1 (3.85%) Release Management
4 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
4 1 (3.85%) Waterfall
4 1 (3.85%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (3.85%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 5 (19.23%) C#
2 2 (7.69%) PowerShell
2 2 (7.69%) JavaScript
2 2 (7.69%) SQL
2 2 (7.69%) VBScript
2 2 (7.69%) VB
2 2 (7.69%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
1 7 (26.92%) Security Cleared
2 6 (23.08%) Microsoft Certification
3 4 (15.38%) MCTS
3 4 (15.38%) MCP
4 2 (7.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (7.69%) DV Cleared
4 2 (7.69%) ISTQB
4 2 (7.69%) MCSE
4 2 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (7.69%) CCNP
4 2 (7.69%) CCNA
5 1 (3.85%) Degree
System Software
1 9 (34.62%) Firmware
2 5 (19.23%) Active Directory
3 4 (15.38%) RACF
4 2 (7.69%) Nmap
Systems Management
1 9 (34.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 9 (34.62%) SCCM
2 3 (11.54%) SCOM
3 2 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
3 2 (7.69%) Nessus
4 1 (3.85%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.85%) BMC PATROL
4 1 (3.85%) OpenView
4 1 (3.85%) Puppet
4 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (38.46%) Microsoft
2 4 (15.38%) HP
2 4 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (3.85%) IBM
3 1 (3.85%) ServiceNow