The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for SSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SSL over the 3 months to 28 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
Scotland / Edinburgh
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 67 85 83
Rank change year-on-year +18 -2  
Contract jobs citing SSL 4 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.44% 0.53% 0.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.33% 5.88% 2.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 2
Median daily rate - £388 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -3.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £461 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +15.31% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.00 £42.75 £17.11
% change year-on-year -60.23% +149.85%  

SSL is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Edinburgh
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 75 136 136
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 8.26% 8.95% 9.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 59 51
Median daily rate £425 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £275 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £542 £463 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 6
Median hourly rate £22.50 £15.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -62.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.07 £15.00 £35.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.24 £15.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Edinburgh

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Edinburgh citing SSL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in Edinburgh

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SSL in Edinburgh.

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in Edinburgh

SSL
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing SSL in Edinburgh.

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 28 March 2017, 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 Edinburgh region with a requirement for SSL.

1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
3 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (33.33%) HTTP
4 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
4 1 (16.67%) DNS
4 1 (16.67%) IBM
4 1 (16.67%) ISEB
4 1 (16.67%) zOS
4 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
4 1 (16.67%) Project Management
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) SQL
4 1 (16.67%) VBScript
4 1 (16.67%) IIS
4 1 (16.67%) JDBC
4 1 (16.67%) JSP
4 1 (16.67%) Servlets
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
4 1 (16.67%) XML
4 1 (16.67%) ITIL
4 1 (16.67%) Windows
4 1 (16.67%) AIX
4 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus

SSL
Co-occurring IT Skills in Edinburgh 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
1 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (16.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
2 1 (16.67%) DNS
2 1 (16.67%) LDAP
2 1 (16.67%) Reverse Proxy
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (16.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (16.67%) Artifactory
1 1 (16.67%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 1 (16.67%) ClearCase
1 1 (16.67%) Cucumber
1 1 (16.67%) Git (software)
1 1 (16.67%) Hudson
1 1 (16.67%) Jenkins
1 1 (16.67%) Selenium
1 1 (16.67%) Sonatype Nexus
1 1 (16.67%) Subversion
1 1 (16.67%) TeamCity
General
1 4 (66.67%) Banking
2 1 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
2 1 (16.67%) Consultant
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Engineer
2 1 (16.67%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (16.67%) HTML
1 1 (16.67%) JDBC
1 1 (16.67%) JSP
1 1 (16.67%) Servlets
1 1 (16.67%) SOAP
1 1 (16.67%) Web Services
1 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Mainframe
2 2 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (16.67%) Clustering
3 1 (16.67%) IBM Mainframe
3 1 (16.67%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Linux
2 2 (33.33%) Unix
3 1 (16.67%) AIX
3 1 (16.67%) Windows
3 1 (16.67%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (33.33%) Continuous Delivery
2 1 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Automated Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
2 1 (16.67%) Capacity Planning
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) DevOps
2 1 (16.67%) Exploratory Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Infrastructure Management
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Project Management
2 1 (16.67%) Software Testing
2 1 (16.67%) System Testing
2 1 (16.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Bash Shell
1 1 (16.67%) Java
1 1 (16.67%) Korn
1 1 (16.67%) Python
1 1 (16.67%) Ruby
1 1 (16.67%) Shell Script
1 1 (16.67%) SQL
1 1 (16.67%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (16.67%) IISP
1 1 (16.67%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Ansible
1 1 (16.67%) Opscode Chef
1 1 (16.67%) Puppet
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) IBM