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 30 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.

HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 96 113 121
Rank change year-on-year +17 +8  
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 13 18 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.73% 0.69% 0.24%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.28% 4.71% 2.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 15 1
Median daily rate £416 £375 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.00% -25.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +4.06% +3.22%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.89

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 207 382 345
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.62% 14.62% 11.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 203 162
Median daily rate £358 £375 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.66% +7.91%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £200 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £450 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 12
Median hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.72 £16.00 £29.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

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 30 March 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
Renfrewshire +19 10 £416 -1.47%
Glasgow -5 2 - -
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
HTTPS
UK

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 18 (78.26%) SSL
2 16 (69.57%) HTTP
3 14 (60.87%) Software Distribution
4 13 (56.52%) Linux
4 13 (56.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 13 (56.52%) Configuration Management
5 11 (47.83%) Windows
5 11 (47.83%) SQL
5 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
5 11 (47.83%) Windows Server
5 11 (47.83%) PowerShell
6 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
6 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (43.48%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 10 (43.48%) Prototyping
6 10 (43.48%) Patch Management
6 10 (43.48%) Windows 10
6 10 (43.48%) Windows XP
6 10 (43.48%) REXX
6 10 (43.48%) Tcl
6 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (43.48%) VB
6 10 (43.48%) MSI
7 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
7 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
8 7 (30.43%) Information Security
8 7 (30.43%) IBM
9 5 (21.74%) Java
9 5 (21.74%) Unix

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 5 (21.74%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) Confluence
2 2 (8.70%) JBoss
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (8.70%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.35%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.35%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (78.26%) SSL
2 16 (69.57%) HTTP
3 3 (13.04%) Internet
3 3 (13.04%) LDAP
4 1 (4.35%) Firewall
4 1 (4.35%) iSCSI
4 1 (4.35%) NAS
4 1 (4.35%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (43.48%) MSI
2 5 (21.74%) Jenkins
3 3 (13.04%) JIRA
4 2 (8.70%) Bitbucket
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (8.70%) Consultant
1 2 (8.70%) Identity Management Specialist
1 2 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
2 1 (4.35%) Applications Specialist
2 1 (4.35%) Automation Engineer
2 1 (4.35%) Designer
2 1 (4.35%) DevOps Consultant
2 1 (4.35%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (4.35%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
2 1 (4.35%) Identity Management Consultant
2 1 (4.35%) Management Consultant
2 1 (4.35%) Operations Engineer
2 1 (4.35%) Project Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Scrum Master
2 1 (4.35%) Server Specialist
2 1 (4.35%) Technical Manager
2 1 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Server Specialist
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Specialist
2 1 (4.35%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) J2EE
2 3 (13.04%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 2 (8.70%) Kafka
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (4.35%) HTML
4 1 (4.35%) Middleware
4 1 (4.35%) RESTful
4 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) DataPower
2 3 (13.04%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
4 1 (4.35%) Digital Media
4 1 (4.35%) IPTV
4 1 (4.35%) New Media
Operating Systems
1 13 (56.52%) Linux
2 11 (47.83%) Windows
2 11 (47.83%) Windows Server
3 10 (43.48%) Windows 10
3 10 (43.48%) Windows 7
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (43.48%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (43.48%) Windows XP
4 5 (21.74%) Unix
5 2 (8.70%) AIX
5 2 (8.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (8.70%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (60.87%) Software Distribution
2 13 (56.52%) Configuration Management
3 10 (43.48%) Patch Management
3 10 (43.48%) Prototyping
3 10 (43.48%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 7 (30.43%) Information Security
5 4 (17.39%) ITIL
5 4 (17.39%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (13.04%) Analytics
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps
6 3 (13.04%) Identity Access Management
6 3 (13.04%) Service Design
7 2 (8.70%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (8.70%) Continuous Improvement
7 2 (8.70%) Identity Management
7 2 (8.70%) Microservices
7 2 (8.70%) Scrum
8 1 (4.35%) MVC
8 1 (4.35%) Project Management
8 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) PowerShell
1 11 (47.83%) SQL
2 10 (43.48%) REXX
2 10 (43.48%) Tcl
2 10 (43.48%) VB
3 5 (21.74%) Java
3 5 (21.74%) Shell Script
4 4 (17.39%) Python
5 3 (13.04%) Bash Shell
6 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
7 1 (4.35%) Jython
7 1 (4.35%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (39.13%) SC Cleared
1 9 (39.13%) Security Cleared
2 3 (13.04%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (13.04%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 11 (47.83%) Active Directory
2 4 (17.39%) Apache Flume
3 3 (13.04%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (13.04%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 13 (56.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 5 (21.74%) Ansible
3 4 (17.39%) Puppet
4 3 (13.04%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (13.04%) SCCM
4 3 (13.04%) Tivoli
4 3 (13.04%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (8.70%) Data Guard
5 2 (8.70%) logstash
5 2 (8.70%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (4.35%) BladeLogic
6 1 (4.35%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (4.35%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) IBM
2 4 (17.39%) CA
2 4 (17.39%) Microsoft
3 3 (13.04%) AppDynamics
4 2 (8.70%) HP
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle
5 1 (4.35%) BMC
5 1 (4.35%) Dell