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 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 88 133 114
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -19
Contract jobs citing SSL 37 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 1.62% 0.15% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.67% 1.61% 4.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 2 11
Median daily rate £355 £419 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.22% +21.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £384 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £454 £375
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £450 £356
% change year-on-year
-7.77% +26.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £42.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +60.00%
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
317 311 355
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 13.85% 9.53% 12.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 185 127 194
Median daily rate £350 £313 £324
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -3.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £171 £189
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £450 £456
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 14 10
Median hourly rate £40.50 £12.35 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+227.93% -29.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.35 £11.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £25.00 £27.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 £21.53 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+64.92% -2.15%

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 25 August 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 25 August 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
Edinburgh +20 17 £355 -23.24%
Glasgow +15 10 £288 -23.33%
West Dunbartonshire - 5 £420 -
Renfrewshire - 4 £275 -
SSL
UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 45 (46.88%) TCP/IP
2 44 (45.83%) Windows
3 33 (34.38%) SNMP
4 30 (31.25%) Unix
4 30 (31.25%) PowerShell
5 29 (30.21%) Microsoft
6 28 (29.17%) IBM
7 27 (28.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 24 (25.00%) Java
8 24 (25.00%) Security Cleared
9 23 (23.96%) SCCM
9 23 (23.96%) WebSphere
9 23 (23.96%) DNS
9 23 (23.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 22 (22.92%) XML
11 21 (21.88%) Windows Server
12 20 (20.83%) Linux
12 20 (20.83%) HP
13 19 (19.79%) HTTP
14 18 (18.75%) IIS
14 18 (18.75%) Shell Script
15 17 (17.71%) Finance
15 17 (17.71%) VMware
16 16 (16.67%) SQL
16 16 (16.67%) J2EE
17 15 (15.63%) Oracle
17 15 (15.63%) HTTPS
17 15 (15.63%) JBoss
17 15 (15.63%) Internet
18 14 (14.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)

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 23 (23.96%) WebSphere
2 18 (18.75%) IIS
3 15 (15.63%) JBoss
4 14 (14.58%) WebSphere Application Server
5 13 (13.54%) SharePoint
6 12 (12.50%) Apache
7 8 (8.33%) OpenStack
8 7 (7.29%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (7.29%) Tomcat
8 7 (7.29%) WebSphere Portal
9 4 (4.17%) AquaLogic
9 4 (4.17%) MQSeries
9 4 (4.17%) Oracle Application Server
9 4 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 4 (4.17%) Tuxedo
9 4 (4.17%) WebLogic
9 4 (4.17%) WebLogic Portal
10 3 (3.13%) lighttpd
10 3 (3.13%) nginx
10 3 (3.13%) WebSphere Process Server
Applications
1 13 (13.54%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 4 (4.17%) OpenText MBPM
2 1 (1.04%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 3 (3.13%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (2.08%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (2.08%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.04%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 45 (46.88%) TCP/IP
2 33 (34.38%) SNMP
3 23 (23.96%) DNS
4 19 (19.79%) HTTP
5 15 (15.63%) HTTPS
5 15 (15.63%) Internet
6 10 (10.42%) LDAP
7 9 (9.38%) SSH
8 6 (6.25%) Firewall
9 4 (4.17%) BIG-IP
9 4 (4.17%) Network Security
10 3 (3.13%) DHCP
10 3 (3.13%) FTP
10 3 (3.13%) IPv4
10 3 (3.13%) IPv6
10 3 (3.13%) Kerberos
10 3 (3.13%) SMTP
11 2 (2.08%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 2 (2.08%) LAN
11 2 (2.08%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.54%) SQL Server
2 4 (4.17%) Relational Database
3 3 (3.13%) MySQL
3 3 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (2.08%) DB2
4 2 (2.08%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.08%) NoSQL
4 2 (2.08%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.04%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 8 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (8.33%) Visual Studio
2 7 (7.29%) Git (software)
3 6 (6.25%) Maven
4 5 (5.21%) SoapUI
5 4 (4.17%) Build Forge
5 4 (4.17%) ClearCase
5 4 (4.17%) git-flow
5 4 (4.17%) GitLab
6 3 (3.13%) Artifactory
6 3 (3.13%) ClearQuest
6 3 (3.13%) Jenkins
6 3 (3.13%) TeamCity
7 2 (2.08%) Cucumber
7 2 (2.08%) Gradle
7 2 (2.08%) Grunt
7 2 (2.08%) Hudson
7 2 (2.08%) JIRA
7 2 (2.08%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 2 (2.08%) Vagrant
General
1 17 (17.71%) Finance
2 13 (13.54%) Banking
3 2 (2.08%) Retail
4 1 (1.04%) Legal
4 1 (1.04%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 13 (13.54%) Developer
2 9 (9.38%) Server Engineer
3 8 (8.33%) SharePoint Engineer
4 7 (7.29%) Administrator
5 6 (6.25%) Technical Specialist
5 6 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
5 6 (6.25%) Windows Server Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 5 (5.21%) WebSphere Specialist
7 4 (4.17%) Applications Support
7 4 (4.17%) Build Engineer
7 4 (4.17%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (4.17%) Tivoli Specialist
7 4 (4.17%) Wintel Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) SCCM Engineer
8 3 (3.13%) Server Specialist
8 3 (3.13%) WebSphere Server Specialist
8 3 (3.13%) Wintel Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (22.92%) XML
2 16 (16.67%) J2EE
3 11 (11.46%) SOAP
4 10 (10.42%) .NET
4 10 (10.42%) RESTful
5 9 (9.38%) IBM Integration Bus
5 9 (9.38%) JSON
5 9 (9.38%) XSD
6 8 (8.33%) Middleware
7 6 (6.25%) JDBC
7 6 (6.25%) Web Services
8 5 (5.21%) HTML
8 5 (5.21%) REST
8 5 (5.21%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
8 5 (5.21%) WSDL
9 4 (4.17%) JAXB
9 4 (4.17%) Spring
9 4 (4.17%) Spring Security
10 3 (3.13%) Java EE
10 3 (3.13%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (14.58%) DataPower
1 14 (14.58%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (6.25%) Cryptography
3 5 (5.21%) PKI
4 4 (4.17%) Device Driver
4 4 (4.17%) Replication
5 3 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (3.13%) Computer Science
6 2 (2.08%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (1.04%) Hybrid Cloud
7 1 (1.04%) IBM Mainframe
7 1 (1.04%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 44 (45.83%) Windows
2 30 (31.25%) Unix
3 21 (21.88%) Windows Server
4 20 (20.83%) Linux
5 12 (12.50%) AIX
6 10 (10.42%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (6.25%) Solaris
7 6 (6.25%) Windows Server 2012
8 5 (5.21%) SUSE
9 4 (4.17%) OS/390
10 3 (3.13%) Debian
11 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
11 2 (2.08%) zOS
12 1 (1.04%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (12.50%) Information Security
1 12 (12.50%) Unit Testing
2 10 (10.42%) ITIL
3 9 (9.38%) Software Delivery
4 8 (8.33%) Migration
5 6 (6.25%) Service Delivery
6 5 (5.21%) Change Management
6 5 (5.21%) Identity Access Management
6 5 (5.21%) SOA
7 4 (4.17%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (4.17%) Configuration Management
7 4 (4.17%) QMS
7 4 (4.17%) Workflow
8 3 (3.13%) Continuous Integration
8 3 (3.13%) High Availability
8 3 (3.13%) Network Design
8 3 (3.13%) Network Load Balancing
8 3 (3.13%) Problem Management
8 3 (3.13%) Release Management
8 3 (3.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 30 (31.25%) PowerShell
2 24 (25.00%) Java
3 18 (18.75%) Shell Script
4 16 (16.67%) SQL
5 13 (13.54%) JavaScript
6 10 (10.42%) C#
7 7 (7.29%) Perl
8 6 (6.25%) Bash Shell
8 6 (6.25%) VBScript
9 5 (5.21%) Python
10 4 (4.17%) C
10 4 (4.17%) C++
11 3 (3.13%) PHP
12 2 (2.08%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 27 (28.13%) Microsoft Certification
2 24 (25.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (14.58%) MCSA
4 12 (12.50%) SC Cleared
5 7 (7.29%) MCSD
5 7 (7.29%) MCSE
6 6 (6.25%) MCP
6 6 (6.25%) MCTS
7 4 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
8 3 (3.13%) Degree
8 3 (3.13%) ITIL Certification
9 1 (1.04%) CCNA
9 1 (1.04%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (1.04%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (12.50%) Active Directory
2 9 (9.38%) Firmware
3 5 (5.21%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 4 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.08%) Docker
5 2 (2.08%) VirtualBox
5 2 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (1.04%) KVM
6 1 (1.04%) Virtual Servers
6 1 (1.04%) zsh
Systems Management
1 23 (23.96%) OpenView Configuration Management
1 23 (23.96%) SCCM
2 14 (14.58%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 7 (7.29%) Tivoli
4 5 (5.21%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 4 (4.17%) BladeLogic
6 3 (3.13%) Cacti
6 3 (3.13%) Munin
6 3 (3.13%) Nagios
6 3 (3.13%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (3.13%) Puppet
7 2 (2.08%) Ansible
7 2 (2.08%) CA Wily
7 2 (2.08%) logstash
7 2 (2.08%) Perfmon
7 2 (2.08%) rkt
7 2 (2.08%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 29 (30.21%) Microsoft
2 28 (29.17%) IBM
3 20 (20.83%) HP
4 17 (17.71%) VMware
5 15 (15.63%) Oracle
6 14 (14.58%) Altiris
7 10 (10.42%) Red Hat
8 6 (6.25%) F5
9 5 (5.21%) CA
10 4 (4.17%) Axway
10 4 (4.17%) ForgeRock
10 4 (4.17%) Fujitsu
10 4 (4.17%) Sun
11 2 (2.08%) Atlassian
11 2 (2.08%) CheckPoint
11 2 (2.08%) Cisco
11 2 (2.08%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.08%) Google
11 2 (2.08%) IBM Sterling
11 2 (2.08%) Splunk