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 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 109 114 107
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -7
Contract jobs citing SSL 23 14 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.90% 0.52% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.35% 3.93% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 7 4
Average daily rate £400 £325 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -21.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £276 £400
10% offered a daily rate of more than £420 £369 £443
UK excluding London average daily rate £390 £378 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.31% +16.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £17.11 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+148.39% -61.97%
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
362 356 262
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 14.21% 13.10% 11.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 167 84
Average daily rate £350 £350 £350
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £160 £129
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £500 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 11 12
Average hourly rate £16.50 £29.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.06% +40.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £18.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £37.40 £30.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 10 February 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
Glasgow +12 10 £400 +42.85%
Edinburgh -9 10 £400 -0.62%
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £420 -
Renfrewshire -6 1 £275 -20.85%
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 26 (45.61%) HTTP
2 21 (36.84%) Unix
3 17 (29.82%) TCP/IP
4 16 (28.07%) Linux
4 16 (28.07%) WebSphere
5 14 (24.56%) Web Services
5 14 (24.56%) IBM
5 14 (24.56%) Shell Script
6 13 (22.81%) HTTPS
6 13 (22.81%) DataPower
7 12 (21.05%) Java
7 12 (21.05%) Windows
8 11 (19.30%) XML
8 11 (19.30%) IIS
8 11 (19.30%) Information Security
8 11 (19.30%) SDLC
9 10 (17.54%) J2EE
9 10 (17.54%) DNS
10 9 (15.79%) SNMP
10 9 (15.79%) Tivoli
10 9 (15.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 9 (15.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 9 (15.79%) Firmware
10 9 (15.79%) Software Delivery
10 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
10 9 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
10 9 (15.79%) Windows Server
10 9 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
11 8 (14.04%) MCTS
11 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 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 16 (28.07%) WebSphere
2 11 (19.30%) IIS
3 5 (8.77%) Apache
3 5 (8.77%) MQSeries
4 4 (7.02%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (7.02%) WebSphere Portal
5 3 (5.26%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (5.26%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.75%) Jadu
6 1 (1.75%) nginx
6 1 (1.75%) OpenStack
6 1 (1.75%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.75%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (8.77%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (8.77%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (8.77%) Amazon S3
3 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.75%) Google Compute Engine
3 1 (1.75%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 26 (45.61%) HTTP
2 17 (29.82%) TCP/IP
3 13 (22.81%) HTTPS
4 10 (17.54%) DNS
5 9 (15.79%) SNMP
6 7 (12.28%) LDAP
7 5 (8.77%) Internet
7 5 (8.77%) Reverse Proxy
8 4 (7.02%) Firewall
8 4 (7.02%) VPN
9 3 (5.26%) BGP
9 3 (5.26%) DHCP
9 3 (5.26%) EIGRP
9 3 (5.26%) IPsec
9 3 (5.26%) LAN
9 3 (5.26%) OSPF
9 3 (5.26%) VoIP
9 3 (5.26%) WAN
10 2 (3.51%) Cisco Nexus
10 2 (3.51%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
2 4 (7.02%) MySQL
2 4 (7.02%) Relational Database
3 1 (1.75%) MariaDB
3 1 (1.75%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 7 (12.28%) Fiddler
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 3 (5.26%) Log4j
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 4 (7.02%) Retail
3 3 (5.26%) Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Advertising
4 2 (3.51%) Law
Job Titles
1 10 (17.54%) Administrator
2 9 (15.79%) WebSphere Specialist
3 8 (14.04%) Integration Specialist
4 7 (12.28%) Windows Administrator
5 6 (10.53%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 6 (10.53%) Technical Specialist
6 5 (8.77%) Tivoli Specialist
7 4 (7.02%) Applications Specialist
7 4 (7.02%) Applications Support
7 4 (7.02%) Design Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Network Engineer
8 3 (5.26%) Server Specialist
8 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Server Specialist
8 3 (5.26%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
9 2 (3.51%) Data Administrator
9 2 (3.51%) Developer
9 2 (3.51%) Identity Management Specialist
9 2 (3.51%) Linux Support
9 2 (3.51%) Web Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (24.56%) Web Services
2 11 (19.30%) XML
3 10 (17.54%) J2EE
4 8 (14.04%) SOAP
4 8 (14.04%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 8 (14.04%) WSDL
4 8 (14.04%) XML Schema
5 7 (12.28%) .NET
5 7 (12.28%) ASP.NET
6 5 (8.77%) WebSphere MQ
7 3 (5.26%) ActiveMQ
7 3 (5.26%) REST
8 2 (3.51%) Middleware
8 2 (3.51%) XSLT
9 1 (1.75%) CSS
9 1 (1.75%) HTML
9 1 (1.75%) LAMP
9 1 (1.75%) OAuth
9 1 (1.75%) Regular Expression
9 1 (1.75%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 13 (22.81%) DataPower
2 9 (15.79%) Data Centre
2 9 (15.79%) Enterprise Software
3 7 (12.28%) Computer Science
3 7 (12.28%) Replication
4 4 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (3.51%) Clustering
5 2 (3.51%) iSeries
5 2 (3.51%) Tandem
6 1 (1.75%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 21 (36.84%) Unix
2 16 (28.07%) Linux
3 12 (21.05%) Windows
4 9 (15.79%) Windows Server
5 2 (3.51%) OpenVMS
5 2 (3.51%) zOS
6 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X
6 1 (1.75%) Mac OS X Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (19.30%) Information Security
1 11 (19.30%) SDLC
2 9 (15.79%) Identity Access Management
2 9 (15.79%) Software Delivery
3 8 (14.04%) Integration Testing
4 7 (12.28%) Continuous Improvement
4 7 (12.28%) ITIL
4 7 (12.28%) Performance Analysis
4 7 (12.28%) Software Testing
5 6 (10.53%) Validation
6 5 (8.77%) Business Continuity
6 5 (8.77%) Capacity Planning
7 4 (7.02%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (7.02%) Information Assurance
7 4 (7.02%) Security Testing
7 4 (7.02%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.26%) Data Analysis
8 3 (5.26%) Project Management
8 3 (5.26%) Release Management
8 3 (5.26%) System Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (24.56%) Shell Script
2 12 (21.05%) Java
3 8 (14.04%) SQL
4 7 (12.28%) C#
5 3 (5.26%) AWK
5 3 (5.26%) C
5 3 (5.26%) sed
6 1 (1.75%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 8 (14.04%) MCP
1 8 (14.04%) MCTS
1 8 (14.04%) Microsoft Certification
2 7 (12.28%) Degree
3 4 (7.02%) Security Cleared
4 3 (5.26%) IISP
4 3 (5.26%) ISEB
4 3 (5.26%) SC Cleared
5 2 (3.51%) CCNP
5 2 (3.51%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.02%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 9 (15.79%) Firmware
2 6 (10.53%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.75%) Docker
3 1 (1.75%) Varnish
3 1 (1.75%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 9 (15.79%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 9 (15.79%) Tivoli
1 9 (15.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 8 (14.04%) SCCM
3 3 (5.26%) Perfmon
4 1 (1.75%) Puppet
Vendors
1 14 (24.56%) IBM
2 8 (14.04%) Microsoft
3 7 (12.28%) CA
4 4 (7.02%) Cisco
4 4 (7.02%) HP
5 3 (5.26%) Oracle
6 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.51%) Fortinet
6 2 (3.51%) Juniper
7 1 (1.75%) Apple
7 1 (1.75%) Atlassian
7 1 (1.75%) Google
7 1 (1.75%) Meraki
7 1 (1.75%) Rackspace
7 1 (1.75%) VMware