The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for HTTPS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HTTPS over the 3 months to 25 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.

HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 98 139 135
Rank change year-on-year +41 -4  
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 13 14 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.61% 0.48% 0.099%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.42% 2.49% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 5 2
Median daily rate £450 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.81%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £393 £410
% change year-on-year +14.64% -4.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

HTTPS 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 Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 240 562 311
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.20% 19.41% 10.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 283 128
Median daily rate £368 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.51% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £158
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 19
Median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £30.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +32.95%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.85 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -11.11% +26.00%  

HTTPS
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

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

Job vacancy trend for HTTPS in Scotland

HTTPS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTPS in Scotland

HTTPS
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 HTTPS within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 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
Glasgow +8 8 £450 +7.14%
West Dunbartonshire -1 3 £425 +0.59%
Renfrewshire +50 1 - -
HTTPS
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HTTPS 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 HTTPS.

1 24 (100.00%) SSL
2 18 (75.00%) HTTP
3 16 (66.67%) Linux
4 13 (54.17%) Configuration Management
5 12 (50.00%) MSI
5 12 (50.00%) REXX
5 12 (50.00%) Tcl
5 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
5 12 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 12 (50.00%) Windows XP
5 12 (50.00%) SQL
5 12 (50.00%) VB
5 12 (50.00%) Windows
5 12 (50.00%) PowerShell
5 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
5 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (50.00%) Software Distribution
5 12 (50.00%) Patch Management
5 12 (50.00%) Windows 10
5 12 (50.00%) Windows Server
5 12 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 12 (50.00%) Prototyping
6 11 (45.83%) Information Security
6 11 (45.83%) Unix
6 11 (45.83%) Shell Script
7 10 (41.67%) IBM
8 9 (37.50%) J2EE
8 9 (37.50%) DataPower

HTTPS
Co-occurring 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 7 (29.17%) WebSphere
2 6 (25.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 5 (20.83%) WebSphere Portal
4 4 (16.67%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (8.33%) Confluence
Communications & Networking
1 24 (100.00%) SSL
2 18 (75.00%) HTTP
3 6 (25.00%) Internet
4 5 (20.83%) LDAP
5 1 (4.17%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 12 (50.00%) MSI
2 3 (12.50%) Jenkins
3 2 (8.33%) Bitbucket
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Banking
2 1 (4.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (12.50%) Tivoli Specialist
2 3 (12.50%) WebSphere Specialist
2 3 (12.50%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Server Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) WebSphere Server Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) DevOps Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Identity Management Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Consultant
4 1 (4.17%) Tivoli Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (37.50%) J2EE
2 3 (12.50%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
Miscellaneous
1 9 (37.50%) DataPower
2 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Linux
2 12 (50.00%) Windows
2 12 (50.00%) Windows 10
2 12 (50.00%) Windows 7
2 12 (50.00%) Windows Server
2 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (50.00%) Windows Server 2012
2 12 (50.00%) Windows XP
3 11 (45.83%) Unix
4 4 (16.67%) AIX
4 4 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (16.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (54.17%) Configuration Management
2 12 (50.00%) Patch Management
2 12 (50.00%) Prototyping
2 12 (50.00%) Software Distribution
2 12 (50.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 11 (45.83%) Information Security
4 2 (8.33%) DevOps
4 2 (8.33%) Identity Access Management
4 2 (8.33%) Microservices
5 1 (4.17%) Identity Management
5 1 (4.17%) SDLC
5 1 (4.17%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) PowerShell
1 12 (50.00%) REXX
1 12 (50.00%) SQL
1 12 (50.00%) Tcl
1 12 (50.00%) VB
2 11 (45.83%) Shell Script
3 7 (29.17%) Java
4 1 (4.17%) Bash Shell
4 1 (4.17%) Python
Qualifications
1 8 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (29.17%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 12 (50.00%) Active Directory
2 5 (20.83%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 2 (8.33%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 12 (50.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (20.83%) Tivoli
3 4 (16.67%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 3 (12.50%) Ansible
5 1 (4.17%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (4.17%) Puppet
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) IBM
2 4 (16.67%) CA
3 1 (4.17%) AppDynamics