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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 75 81 83
Rank change year-on-year +6 +2  
Contract jobs citing SSL 4 20 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Edinburgh 0.33% 1.48% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.12% 12.90% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 0
Median daily rate £500 £355 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +40.84% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £345
% change year-on-year +26.00% +12.48%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year - +2.56%  

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 97 155 127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Edinburgh 7.90% 11.51% 9.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 66 42
Median daily rate £310 £355 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.67% +14.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £295 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £398
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
Median hourly rate - - £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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

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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 27 June 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 5 (55.56%) Linux
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 4 (44.44%) Puppet
3 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
3 3 (33.33%) HTTP
3 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
3 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (22.22%) Task Automation
4 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
4 2 (22.22%) DevOps
4 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
4 2 (22.22%) Unix
4 2 (22.22%) Python
4 2 (22.22%) Java
4 2 (22.22%) DNS
4 2 (22.22%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
5 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
5 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
5 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
5 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
5 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
5 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
5 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
5 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration

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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 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
1 1 (11.11%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 2 (22.22%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon S3
2 1 (11.11%) BrowserStack
2 1 (11.11%) Route 53
2 1 (11.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 3 (33.33%) HTTP
2 2 (22.22%) DNS
2 2 (22.22%) Reverse Proxy
2 2 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 1 (11.11%) Firewall
3 1 (11.11%) IPsec
3 1 (11.11%) LDAP
3 1 (11.11%) VLAN
3 1 (11.11%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (22.22%) Relational Database
2 1 (11.11%) Amazon RDS
2 1 (11.11%) Big Data
2 1 (11.11%) Hadoop
2 1 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
2 1 (11.11%) Artifactory
2 1 (11.11%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (11.11%) ClearCase
2 1 (11.11%) Cucumber
2 1 (11.11%) Hudson
2 1 (11.11%) IBM UrbanCode
2 1 (11.11%) Jenkins
2 1 (11.11%) Selenium
2 1 (11.11%) Sonatype Nexus
2 1 (11.11%) Subversion
2 1 (11.11%) TeamCity
General
1 5 (55.56%) Banking
2 1 (11.11%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (44.44%) Analyst
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (22.22%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (11.11%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) Elastic Stack
1 1 (11.11%) HTML
1 1 (11.11%) JDBC
1 1 (11.11%) JSP
1 1 (11.11%) Kafka
1 1 (11.11%) Servlets
1 1 (11.11%) SOAP
1 1 (11.11%) Web Services
1 1 (11.11%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (33.33%) Data Centre
1 3 (33.33%) Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) IBM Mainframe
2 1 (11.11%) iSeries
2 1 (11.11%) Replication
2 1 (11.11%) Security Operations Centre
2 1 (11.11%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (55.56%) Linux
2 2 (22.22%) Unix
3 1 (11.11%) AIX
3 1 (11.11%) Windows
3 1 (11.11%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (22.22%) Continuous Delivery
2 2 (22.22%) DevOps
2 2 (22.22%) Task Automation
2 2 (22.22%) Waterfall
3 1 (11.11%) Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Artefact Management
3 1 (11.11%) Business Transformation
3 1 (11.11%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (11.11%) Cybersecurity
3 1 (11.11%) Data Analytics
3 1 (11.11%) Disk Encryption
3 1 (11.11%) Malware Analysis
3 1 (11.11%) Programme Delivery
3 1 (11.11%) Release Automation
3 1 (11.11%) SDLC
3 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
3 1 (11.11%) SIEM
3 1 (11.11%) Test Automation
3 1 (11.11%) Virtual Infrastructure
Programming Languages
1 2 (22.22%) Java
1 2 (22.22%) Python
2 1 (11.11%) Bash Shell
2 1 (11.11%) Korn
2 1 (11.11%) Ruby
2 1 (11.11%) Shell Script
2 1 (11.11%) SQL
2 1 (11.11%) VBScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (11.11%) Docker
1 1 (11.11%) LXC
Systems Management
1 4 (44.44%) Puppet
2 1 (11.11%) Ansible
2 1 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) ArcSight
1 1 (11.11%) FireEye
1 1 (11.11%) IBM
1 1 (11.11%) Splunk