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 2 September 2015 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Rank 127 113 97
Rank change year-on-year
-14 -16
Contract jobs citing SSL 8 16 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.24% 0.57% 0.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.54% 4.43% 4.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 2
Average daily rate
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£463 £340 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+36.02% -7.79%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £306 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £350 £404
UK excluding London average daily rate £430 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+22.85% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.75 £25.00 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+7.00% -18.03%
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
315 361 230
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.46% 12.89% 9.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 195 103
Average daily rate £310 £310 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -14.48%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £473 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 11 10
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 2015.

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 2 September 2015. 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
Glasgow +6 4 £375 - 5
Edinburgh - 4 £531 -
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UK

SSL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) IIS
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 7 (36.84%) UNIX
2 7 (36.84%) Windows
2 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 7 (36.84%) HTTP
3 5 (26.32%) Web Services
3 5 (26.32%) .NET
3 5 (26.32%) HTTPS
3 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
4 4 (21.05%) DataPower
4 4 (21.05%) IBM
4 4 (21.05%) CA
4 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
4 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
4 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
5 3 (15.79%) LDAP
5 3 (15.79%) C#
5 3 (15.79%) ITIL
5 3 (15.79%) DNS
5 3 (15.79%) Tivoli
5 3 (15.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
5 3 (15.79%) Firewall
5 3 (15.79%) Reverse Proxy
5 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
5 3 (15.79%) Performance Analysis
5 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 3 (15.79%) Fiddler
5 3 (15.79%) Software Testing

SSL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, 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 8 (42.11%) IIS
2 5 (26.32%) WebSphere
3 2 (10.53%) nginx
3 2 (10.53%) OpenStack
3 2 (10.53%) Apache
4 1 (5.26%) JRun
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint
4 1 (5.26%) JBoss
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 1 (5.26%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (15.79%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (10.53%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (10.53%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (5.26%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (5.26%) PaaS
3 1 (5.26%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 7 (36.84%) HTTP
2 5 (26.32%) HTTPS
3 4 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 3 (15.79%) Firewall
4 3 (15.79%) LDAP
4 3 (15.79%) Reverse Proxy
4 3 (15.79%) DNS
5 2 (10.53%) DHCP
5 2 (10.53%) FTP
5 2 (10.53%) Internet
6 1 (5.26%) MPLS
6 1 (5.26%) OSPF
6 1 (5.26%) BGP
6 1 (5.26%) EIGRP
6 1 (5.26%) Wireless
6 1 (5.26%) IPsec
6 1 (5.26%) VPN
6 1 (5.26%) SNMP
6 1 (5.26%) LAN
6 1 (5.26%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 3 (15.79%) Fiddler
1 3 (15.79%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (5.26%) TeamCity
2 1 (5.26%) Jenkins
General
1 8 (42.11%) Finance
2 1 (5.26%) Advertising
2 1 (5.26%) Banking
2 1 (5.26%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (26.32%) Administrator
2 3 (15.79%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (10.53%) Technical Leader
3 2 (10.53%) Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Applications Architect
3 2 (10.53%) Tivoli Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Information Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Data Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) SharePoint Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) Consultant
4 1 (5.26%) Lead Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Network Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Information Security Specialist
4 1 (5.26%) Designer
4 1 (5.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (5.26%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (5.26%) WebSphere Administrator
4 1 (5.26%) UNIX Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (26.32%) .NET
1 5 (26.32%) Web Services
2 4 (21.05%) ASP.NET
3 2 (10.53%) XML
3 2 (10.53%) Middleware
3 2 (10.53%) OAuth
3 2 (10.53%) RESTful
4 1 (5.26%) REST
4 1 (5.26%) .NET Framework
4 1 (5.26%) XSLT
4 1 (5.26%) ISAPI
4 1 (5.26%) COM+
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) DataPower
2 3 (15.79%) Replication
3 2 (10.53%) Cryptography
3 2 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 2 (10.53%) Data Centre
4 1 (5.26%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (5.26%) iSeries
4 1 (5.26%) Device Driver
4 1 (5.26%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 7 (36.84%) UNIX
1 7 (36.84%) Windows
1 7 (36.84%) Linux
2 1 (5.26%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (15.79%) ITIL
1 3 (15.79%) Software Testing
1 3 (15.79%) Performance Analysis
2 2 (10.53%) Continuous Improvement
2 2 (10.53%) Kalman Filter
2 2 (10.53%) Security Testing
2 2 (10.53%) Information Assurance
3 1 (5.26%) Network Management
3 1 (5.26%) High Availability
3 1 (5.26%) SIEM
3 1 (5.26%) Incident Management
3 1 (5.26%) Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
3 1 (5.26%) Problem Management
3 1 (5.26%) Release Management
3 1 (5.26%) E-Commerce
3 1 (5.26%) ERP
3 1 (5.26%) Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) Change Management
3 1 (5.26%) Identity Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (15.79%) C#
1 3 (15.79%) Shell Script
2 2 (10.53%) Java
2 2 (10.53%) SQL
3 1 (5.26%) Python
3 1 (5.26%) Perl
3 1 (5.26%) PowerShell
3 1 (5.26%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) CCNP
1 1 (5.26%) ISEB
1 1 (5.26%) Cisco Certification
1 1 (5.26%) SC Cleared
1 1 (5.26%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.26%) BS7799
1 1 (5.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) Active Directory
1 2 (10.53%) Varnish
1 2 (10.53%) Docker
2 1 (5.26%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 3 (15.79%) Tivoli
1 3 (15.79%) Tivoli Identity Manager
2 2 (10.53%) Puppet
3 1 (5.26%) Vagrant
3 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.26%) StatsD
3 1 (5.26%) Graphite
3 1 (5.26%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 1 (5.26%) Nagios
3 1 (5.26%) SCCM
3 1 (5.26%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 4 (21.05%) IBM
1 4 (21.05%) CA
2 2 (10.53%) Google
3 1 (5.26%) Fortinet
3 1 (5.26%) Qualys
3 1 (5.26%) F5
3 1 (5.26%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Juniper
3 1 (5.26%) CheckPoint
3 1 (5.26%) Cisco
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