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 1 July 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
1 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 80 121 110
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -11
Contract jobs citing SSL 71 7 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 2.44% 0.23% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.68% 2.36% 5.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 2 20
Median daily rate £330 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +8.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £383 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £443 £418
UK excluding London median daily rate £399 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.12% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
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
560 296 404
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 19.21% 9.85% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 115 214
Median daily rate £330 £298 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.92% -15.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 17 19
Median hourly rate £40.00 £17.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+128.57% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £12.35 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £40.00 £38.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £23.75 £19.00
% change year-on-year
+32.63% +25.00%

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 1 July 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 1 July 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 - 26 £318 - 1
Edinburgh +16 20 £355 -
Glasgow +13 17 £300 -27.27% 2
West Dunbartonshire - 3 £420 -
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 1 July 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 50 (54.35%) Windows
2 43 (46.74%) TCP/IP
3 30 (32.61%) SNMP
3 30 (32.61%) Windows Server
4 29 (31.52%) XML
5 28 (30.43%) IBM
6 27 (29.35%) HTTP
6 27 (29.35%) PowerShell
7 26 (28.26%) Security Cleared
7 26 (28.26%) Microsoft
8 24 (26.09%) Unix
8 24 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
9 23 (25.00%) SQL
10 22 (23.91%) Java
10 22 (23.91%) DNS
11 20 (21.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 20 (21.74%) SCCM
11 20 (21.74%) WebSphere
12 18 (19.57%) SOAP
13 17 (18.48%) IIS
13 17 (18.48%) HP
13 17 (18.48%) RESTful
14 16 (17.39%) JSON
14 16 (17.39%) IBM Integration Bus
14 16 (17.39%) Linux
14 16 (17.39%) XSD
15 14 (15.22%) Oracle
15 14 (15.22%) VMware
16 13 (14.13%) SQL Server
16 13 (14.13%) JavaScript

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 20 (21.74%) WebSphere
2 17 (18.48%) IIS
3 13 (14.13%) SharePoint
4 12 (13.04%) WebSphere Application Server
5 9 (9.78%) Apache
6 8 (8.70%) JBoss
6 8 (8.70%) OpenStack
7 6 (6.52%) WebSphere Portal
8 5 (5.43%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (4.35%) AquaLogic
9 4 (4.35%) MQSeries
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (4.35%) Tomcat
9 4 (4.35%) Tuxedo
9 4 (4.35%) WebLogic
9 4 (4.35%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (3.26%) lighttpd
10 3 (3.26%) nginx
11 2 (2.17%) Confluence
Applications
1 10 (10.87%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) OpenText MBPM
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.26%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
3 2 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
3 2 (2.17%) Amazon S3
3 2 (2.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.09%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 43 (46.74%) TCP/IP
2 30 (32.61%) SNMP
3 27 (29.35%) HTTP
4 22 (23.91%) DNS
5 10 (10.87%) Internet
6 9 (9.78%) HTTPS
6 9 (9.78%) SSH
7 8 (8.70%) LDAP
8 4 (4.35%) Firewall
8 4 (4.35%) Network Security
9 3 (3.26%) DHCP
9 3 (3.26%) FTP
9 3 (3.26%) IPv4
9 3 (3.26%) IPv6
9 3 (3.26%) Kerberos
9 3 (3.26%) SMTP
10 2 (2.17%) BIG-IP
11 1 (1.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (1.09%) NetScaler
11 1 (1.09%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.13%) SQL Server
2 6 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
3 3 (3.26%) MySQL
3 3 (3.26%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.17%) DB2
4 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.17%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.09%) MariaDB
5 1 (1.09%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 12 (13.04%) SoapUI
2 8 (8.70%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (8.70%) Visual Studio
3 6 (6.52%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.52%) Maven
4 4 (4.35%) Build Forge
4 4 (4.35%) git-flow
4 4 (4.35%) GitLab
5 3 (3.26%) ClearCase
6 2 (2.17%) Artifactory
6 2 (2.17%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 2 (2.17%) ClearQuest
6 2 (2.17%) Fiddler
6 2 (2.17%) Gradle
6 2 (2.17%) gulp
6 2 (2.17%) JIRA
6 2 (2.17%) Selenium
6 2 (2.17%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (2.17%) Subversion
6 2 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 10 (10.87%) Finance
2 8 (8.70%) Banking
3 1 (1.09%) Retail
Job Titles
1 20 (21.74%) Developer
2 9 (9.78%) Integration Developer
2 9 (9.78%) Server Engineer
3 8 (8.70%) SharePoint Engineer
4 6 (6.52%) WebSphere Specialist
4 6 (6.52%) Windows Engineer
4 6 (6.52%) Windows Server Engineer
5 5 (5.43%) Administrator
6 4 (4.35%) Applications Specialist
6 4 (4.35%) Build Engineer
6 4 (4.35%) Java Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Senior Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
6 4 (4.35%) Technical Specialist
7 3 (3.26%) Consultant
7 3 (3.26%) Server Specialist
7 3 (3.26%) Support Specialist
7 3 (3.26%) WebSphere Server Specialist
7 3 (3.26%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
8 2 (2.17%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (31.52%) XML
2 18 (19.57%) SOAP
3 17 (18.48%) RESTful
4 16 (17.39%) IBM Integration Bus
4 16 (17.39%) JSON
4 16 (17.39%) XSD
5 12 (13.04%) REST
5 12 (13.04%) WSDL
6 10 (10.87%) .NET
6 10 (10.87%) J2EE
7 8 (8.70%) Middleware
7 8 (8.70%) Web Services
8 6 (6.52%) HTML
8 6 (6.52%) JDBC
9 4 (4.35%) JAXB
9 4 (4.35%) Spring
9 4 (4.35%) Spring Security
10 3 (3.26%) CSS
10 3 (3.26%) Django
10 3 (3.26%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.78%) DataPower
1 9 (9.78%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.52%) Cryptography
3 5 (5.43%) PKI
4 4 (4.35%) Device Driver
4 4 (4.35%) Replication
5 3 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.26%) Computer Science
5 3 (3.26%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.09%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (1.09%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (1.09%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 50 (54.35%) Windows
2 30 (32.61%) Windows Server
3 24 (26.09%) Unix
4 16 (17.39%) Linux
5 10 (10.87%) AIX
6 6 (6.52%) Solaris
6 6 (6.52%) Windows Server 2012
7 5 (5.43%) SUSE
8 4 (4.35%) OS/390
8 4 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (3.26%) Debian
9 3 (3.26%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.17%) zOS
11 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (13.04%) SOA
2 9 (9.78%) ITIL
2 9 (9.78%) Software Delivery
2 9 (9.78%) Unit Testing
3 8 (8.70%) Migration
4 7 (7.61%) Information Security
5 6 (6.52%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.43%) Change Management
6 5 (5.43%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.35%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.35%) High Availability
7 4 (4.35%) QMS
7 4 (4.35%) Release Management
7 4 (4.35%) Workflow
8 3 (3.26%) DevOps
8 3 (3.26%) Identity Access Management
8 3 (3.26%) Network Design
8 3 (3.26%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (3.26%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.26%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (29.35%) PowerShell
2 23 (25.00%) SQL
3 22 (23.91%) Java
4 13 (14.13%) JavaScript
5 11 (11.96%) Shell Script
6 10 (10.87%) C#
7 7 (7.61%) Perl
8 6 (6.52%) VBScript
9 5 (5.43%) Bash Shell
9 5 (5.43%) Python
10 4 (4.35%) C
10 4 (4.35%) C++
11 3 (3.26%) PHP
12 2 (2.17%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 26 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 24 (26.09%) Microsoft Certification
3 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
4 11 (11.96%) MCSA
5 7 (7.61%) MCSD
5 7 (7.61%) MCSE
6 6 (6.52%) MCP
6 6 (6.52%) MCTS
7 4 (4.35%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.26%) Degree
9 2 (2.17%) ITIL Certification
10 1 (1.09%) IISP
10 1 (1.09%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (7.61%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (13.04%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.78%) Firmware
3 4 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.26%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 2 (2.17%) Docker
5 2 (2.17%) VirtualBox
5 2 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.09%) KVM
6 1 (1.09%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 20 (21.74%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 20 (21.74%) SCCM
2 11 (11.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 5 (5.43%) Tivoli
4 4 (4.35%) BladeLogic
5 3 (3.26%) Cacti
5 3 (3.26%) Munin
5 3 (3.26%) Nagios
5 3 (3.26%) Tivoli Identity Manager
6 2 (2.17%) Ansible
6 2 (2.17%) CA Wily
6 2 (2.17%) logstash
6 2 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (2.17%) Perfmon
6 2 (2.17%) Puppet
6 2 (2.17%) rkt
6 2 (2.17%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 28 (30.43%) IBM
2 26 (28.26%) Microsoft
3 17 (18.48%) HP
4 14 (15.22%) Oracle
4 14 (15.22%) VMware
5 11 (11.96%) Altiris
6 5 (5.43%) Red Hat
7 4 (4.35%) Axway
7 4 (4.35%) ForgeRock
7 4 (4.35%) Fujitsu
7 4 (4.35%) Sun
8 3 (3.26%) CA
8 3 (3.26%) F5
9 2 (2.17%) Atlassian
9 2 (2.17%) Google
9 2 (2.17%) IBM Sterling
9 2 (2.17%) Splunk
10 1 (1.09%) Cisco
10 1 (1.09%) Fortinet
10 1 (1.09%) Prolexic
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