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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 100 120 117
Rank change year-on-year
+20 -3
Contract jobs citing SSL 49 12 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.64% 0.40% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.78% 3.38% 3.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 6 9
Average daily rate £400 £374 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.02% -6.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £330 £360
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £426 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £336 £389
% change year-on-year
+18.95% -13.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £38.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £26.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+50.96% -35.00%
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
558 355 348
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 18.66% 11.87% 13.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 275 170 151
Average daily rate £345 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.15% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £140 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £473 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 20 13
Average hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% +72.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.95 £16.50 £16.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £38.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Renfrewshire -17 15 £318 -8.62% 1
Edinburgh -6 12 £400 -0.31% 1
Glasgow +8 10 £400 +21.21% 1
Inverclyde - 9 £420 -
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 39 (53.42%) Windows
2 35 (47.95%) TCP/IP
3 27 (36.99%) HTTP
4 26 (35.62%) Windows Server
5 25 (34.25%) SQL
6 24 (32.88%) IBM
7 22 (30.14%) XML
8 20 (27.40%) Microsoft Certification
8 20 (27.40%) SNMP
9 19 (26.03%) PowerShell
10 17 (23.29%) DNS
10 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
10 17 (23.29%) Unix
10 17 (23.29%) IIS
11 15 (20.55%) SOAP
11 15 (20.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 15 (20.55%) SCCM
12 13 (17.81%) Security Cleared
12 13 (17.81%) Shell Script
12 13 (17.81%) WSDL
12 13 (17.81%) Java
13 12 (16.44%) XSD
13 12 (16.44%) SOA
13 12 (16.44%) JSON
13 12 (16.44%) IBM Integration Bus
13 12 (16.44%) RESTful
13 12 (16.44%) REST
13 12 (16.44%) SoapUI
14 11 (15.07%) HTTPS
14 11 (15.07%) SharePoint

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 17 (23.29%) IIS
2 11 (15.07%) SharePoint
3 9 (12.33%) WebSphere
4 7 (9.59%) OpenStack
5 4 (5.48%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (2.74%) Apache
7 2 (2.74%) Confluence
7 2 (2.74%) IBM HTTP Server
7 2 (2.74%) SharePoint Server
8 1 (1.37%) MQSeries
Applications
1 7 (9.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (9.59%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.85%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.85%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (6.85%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.74%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 35 (47.95%) TCP/IP
2 27 (36.99%) HTTP
3 20 (27.40%) SNMP
4 17 (23.29%) DNS
5 11 (15.07%) HTTPS
6 8 (10.96%) Internet
6 8 (10.96%) LDAP
7 4 (5.48%) Reverse Proxy
8 2 (2.74%) BIG-IP
8 2 (2.74%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (12.33%) Relational Database
1 9 (12.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.11%) MongoDB
3 2 (2.74%) DB2
3 2 (2.74%) NoSQL
3 2 (2.74%) RDBMS
4 1 (1.37%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 12 (16.44%) SoapUI
2 7 (9.59%) Team Foundation Server
2 7 (9.59%) Visual Studio
3 4 (5.48%) Fiddler
3 4 (5.48%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
4 2 (2.74%) Ant
4 2 (2.74%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.74%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (2.74%) ClearCase
4 2 (2.74%) Cucumber
4 2 (2.74%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.74%) Gradle
4 2 (2.74%) Grunt
4 2 (2.74%) gulp
4 2 (2.74%) Hudson
4 2 (2.74%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.74%) Selenium
4 2 (2.74%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (2.74%) TeamCity
4 2 (2.74%) Vagrant
General
1 8 (10.96%) Finance
2 6 (8.22%) Banking
3 2 (2.74%) Law
3 2 (2.74%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (20.55%) Developer
2 9 (12.33%) Integration Developer
3 7 (9.59%) SharePoint Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) Administrator
4 5 (6.85%) Server Engineer
4 5 (6.85%) Technical Specialist
5 4 (5.48%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (5.48%) Tivoli Specialist
5 4 (5.48%) Windows Administrator
6 3 (4.11%) Applications Specialist
6 3 (4.11%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) WebSphere Specialist
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Engineer
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server Engineer
7 2 (2.74%) Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) Applications Support
7 2 (2.74%) Server Specialist
7 2 (2.74%) Software Developer
7 2 (2.74%) Systems Analyst
7 2 (2.74%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (30.14%) XML
2 15 (20.55%) SOAP
3 13 (17.81%) WSDL
4 12 (16.44%) IBM Integration Bus
4 12 (16.44%) JSON
4 12 (16.44%) REST
4 12 (16.44%) RESTful
4 12 (16.44%) XSD
5 11 (15.07%) .NET
6 9 (12.33%) Web Services
7 8 (10.96%) J2EE
7 8 (10.96%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 4 (5.48%) ASP.NET
9 3 (4.11%) HTML
10 2 (2.74%) Java EE
10 2 (2.74%) JDBC
10 2 (2.74%) JSP
10 2 (2.74%) Middleware
10 2 (2.74%) SAML
10 2 (2.74%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 9 (12.33%) DataPower
2 8 (10.96%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (9.59%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.48%) Replication
5 3 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (4.11%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.74%) Clustering
6 2 (2.74%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.74%) Device Driver
6 2 (2.74%) iSeries
6 2 (2.74%) Tandem
Operating Systems
1 39 (53.42%) Windows
2 26 (35.62%) Windows Server
3 17 (23.29%) Unix
4 10 (13.70%) Linux
5 4 (5.48%) zOS
6 3 (4.11%) Mac OS X
6 3 (4.11%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (2.74%) AIX
7 2 (2.74%) OpenVMS
7 2 (2.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (16.44%) SOA
2 9 (12.33%) Information Security
3 8 (10.96%) Identity Access Management
3 8 (10.96%) Software Delivery
4 6 (8.22%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (8.22%) Migration
4 6 (8.22%) Unit Testing
5 5 (6.85%) Continuous Delivery
5 5 (6.85%) ITIL
5 5 (6.85%) Project Management
6 4 (5.48%) Business Continuity
6 4 (5.48%) Capacity Planning
6 4 (5.48%) Continuous Improvement
6 4 (5.48%) Performance Analysis
6 4 (5.48%) SDLC
6 4 (5.48%) Software Testing
6 4 (5.48%) Waterfall
7 3 (4.11%) Configuration Management
7 3 (4.11%) Release Management
7 3 (4.11%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (34.25%) SQL
2 19 (26.03%) PowerShell
3 13 (17.81%) Java
3 13 (17.81%) Shell Script
4 11 (15.07%) C#
5 9 (12.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (4.11%) VBScript
7 2 (2.74%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.74%) Python
7 2 (2.74%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 20 (27.40%) Microsoft Certification
2 13 (17.81%) Security Cleared
3 7 (9.59%) MCP
3 7 (9.59%) MCSA
3 7 (9.59%) MCTS
3 7 (9.59%) SC Cleared
4 6 (8.22%) MCSD
4 6 (8.22%) MCSE
5 3 (4.11%) IISP
5 3 (4.11%) ISEB
6 2 (2.74%) BPSS Clearance
6 2 (2.74%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (8.22%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 8 (10.96%) Firmware
2 7 (9.59%) Active Directory
3 6 (8.22%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 3 (4.11%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.74%) Docker
5 2 (2.74%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 15 (20.55%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 15 (20.55%) SCCM
2 10 (13.70%) Tivoli
3 8 (10.96%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 7 (9.59%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 3 (4.11%) Perfmon
6 2 (2.74%) Ansible
6 2 (2.74%) CA Wily
6 2 (2.74%) logstash
6 2 (2.74%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.74%) Puppet
6 2 (2.74%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 24 (32.88%) IBM
2 17 (23.29%) Microsoft
3 9 (12.33%) VMware
4 7 (9.59%) Altiris
4 7 (9.59%) HP
4 7 (9.59%) Oracle
5 6 (8.22%) CA
6 2 (2.74%) Atlassian
6 2 (2.74%) F5
6 2 (2.74%) Google
6 2 (2.74%) Red Hat
6 2 (2.74%) Splunk
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