The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Scotland region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 113 98 97
Rank change year-on-year
-15 -1
Contract jobs citing SSL 18 12 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.66% 0.49% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.03% 5.33% 2.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 3 3
Average daily rate
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£350 £425 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.64% +54.54%
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £325 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.30% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £31.75 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.36% +58.75%
Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
358 225 328
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.06% 9.20% 12.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 194 107 115
Average daily rate £340 £360 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +10.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £158 £130
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £423 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 9 25
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.13 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.15% -6.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.40 £9.20 £13.34
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.00 £32.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
SSL
UK

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
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 1 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 1 August 2014. 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
Edinburgh -21 6 £400 -5.88%
Glasgow +1 5 - - 1
Stirling - - - - 1
Fife - - - -
Dundee - - - -
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 21 (70.00%) Windows
1 21 (70.00%) TCP/IP
2 19 (63.33%) HTTP
3 13 (43.33%) Linux
3 13 (43.33%) Java
3 13 (43.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 10 (33.33%) DNS
5 8 (26.67%) Firmware
5 8 (26.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 8 (26.67%) SNMP
5 8 (26.67%) SCCM
5 8 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
6 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
6 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
6 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
6 7 (23.33%) IIS
7 6 (20.00%) MCP
7 6 (20.00%) MCTS
7 6 (20.00%) Fiddler
8 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
8 5 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
8 5 (16.67%) Puppet
8 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
8 5 (16.67%) UNIX
8 5 (16.67%) LDAP
8 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
9 4 (13.33%) X.509
9 4 (13.33%) Project Management
9 4 (13.33%) Kerberos

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 7 (23.33%) IIS
2 4 (13.33%) Apache
2 4 (13.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.33%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 4 (13.33%) Heroku
1 4 (13.33%) PaaS
1 4 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 21 (70.00%) TCP/IP
2 19 (63.33%) HTTP
3 13 (43.33%) Reverse Proxy
4 10 (33.33%) DNS
5 8 (26.67%) SNMP
6 5 (16.67%) LDAP
7 4 (13.33%) X.509
7 4 (13.33%) Kerberos
7 4 (13.33%) Wireshark
8 1 (3.33%) Network Security
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco Nexus
8 1 (3.33%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (3.33%) HTTPS
8 1 (3.33%) LAN
8 1 (3.33%) WAN
8 1 (3.33%) DHCP
8 1 (3.33%) Firewall
8 1 (3.33%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (6.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (20.00%) Fiddler
2 4 (13.33%) Ant
2 4 (13.33%) Subversion
2 4 (13.33%) Maven
3 2 (6.67%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (6.67%) Finance
2 1 (3.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 12 (40.00%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
2 4 (13.33%) Web Engineer
3 3 (10.00%) Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Developer
4 2 (6.67%) Senior Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (6.67%) Infrastructure Consultant
4 2 (6.67%) Build Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Android Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Design Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Support Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Specialist
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
5 1 (3.33%) Software Developer
5 1 (3.33%) Network Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Analyst
5 1 (3.33%) Systems Administrator
5 1 (3.33%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) HTML
2 3 (10.00%) HTML5
2 3 (10.00%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) JAAS
3 2 (6.67%) ASP.NET
3 2 (6.67%) .NET
4 1 (3.33%) REST
4 1 (3.33%) SOAP
4 1 (3.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (26.67%) Firmware
1 8 (26.67%) Enterprise Software
2 4 (13.33%) PKI
3 2 (6.67%) Device Driver
3 2 (6.67%) Replication
3 2 (6.67%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.33%) Mobile Payment
4 1 (3.33%) CMDB
4 1 (3.33%) FMCG
4 1 (3.33%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Windows
2 13 (43.33%) Linux
3 5 (16.67%) UNIX
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Phone
4 1 (3.33%) Apple iOS
4 1 (3.33%) Android
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
1 5 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 4 (13.33%) Project Management
2 4 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (13.33%) Release Management
2 4 (13.33%) Waterfall
2 4 (13.33%) Business Transformation
2 4 (13.33%) DevOps
3 2 (6.67%) Validation
3 2 (6.67%) Software Engineering
3 2 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (3.33%) Android Development
4 1 (3.33%) Problem Management
4 1 (3.33%) Load Balancing
4 1 (3.33%) DSDM
4 1 (3.33%) ITIL
4 1 (3.33%) Scrum
4 1 (3.33%) Identity Management
4 1 (3.33%) Network Security Management
4 1 (3.33%) Security Management
Programming Languages
1 13 (43.33%) Java
2 5 (16.67%) Shell Script
3 2 (6.67%) C#
4 1 (3.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (23.33%) SC Cleared
1 7 (23.33%) Security Cleared
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (20.00%) MCP
2 6 (20.00%) MCTS
3 3 (10.00%) Degree
4 1 (3.33%) CCNP
4 1 (3.33%) CCNA
4 1 (3.33%) HND
4 1 (3.33%) MCSE
4 1 (3.33%) ISEB
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) vSphere
1 1 (3.33%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 8 (26.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 8 (26.67%) SCCM
2 5 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
2 5 (16.67%) Puppet
3 2 (6.67%) OpenSSO
4 1 (3.33%) Vagrant
4 1 (3.33%) StatsD
4 1 (3.33%) Ganglia
4 1 (3.33%) Nagios
4 1 (3.33%) Tivoli
4 1 (3.33%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (23.33%) Microsoft
2 4 (13.33%) ForgeRock
3 3 (10.00%) HP
4 2 (6.67%) Sun
5 1 (3.33%) F5
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco
5 1 (3.33%) IBM
5 1 (3.33%) BMC
5 1 (3.33%) CA
5 1 (3.33%) Citrix
5 1 (3.33%) CheckPoint
5 1 (3.33%) VMware