Period
to 23 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for SSL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SSL over the 6 months to 23 November 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)
UK > Scotland
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 141 124 155
Rank change year-on-year -17 +31 +4
Contract jobs citing SSL 46 62 43
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.91% 1.43% 0.70%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.60% 8.60% 6.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 31 24
Scotland median daily rate £425 £340 £328
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +3.82% -5.35%
10th Percentile £335 £263 £240
90th Percentile £490 £444 £507
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £425
% change year-on-year +14.29% +2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Scotland median hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK median hourly rate £32.50 £36.00 £39.00
% change year-on-year -9.72% -7.69% +40.54%

SSL is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 605 721 698
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.00% 16.64% 11.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 326 433 306
Scotland median daily rate £363 £340 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.62% +3.03% +1.54%
10th Percentile £150 £208 £167
90th Percentile £541 £450 £463
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 24 32
Scotland median hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £17.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +73.91% -42.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £13.50 £12.35
90th Percentile £47.40 £47.90 £40.23
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
% change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing SSL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for SSL in Scotland

SSL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SSL in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SSL in Scotland over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SSL in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for SSL in Scotland

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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 SSL within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -8 19 £425 +41.67% 2
Edinburgh -17 13 £525 +47.89% 2
Renfrewshire +38 12 £412 +31.63%
West Dunbartonshire -5 1 - -
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SSL.

1 27 (58.70%) SQL
2 21 (45.65%) Unix
3 20 (43.48%) HTTP
4 19 (41.30%) Shell Script
4 19 (41.30%) Mainframe
5 18 (39.13%) IBM
6 17 (36.96%) Information Security
7 16 (34.78%) Finance
7 16 (34.78%) PKI
7 16 (34.78%) HTTPS
7 16 (34.78%) CA
7 16 (34.78%) REXX
7 16 (34.78%) Perl
7 16 (34.78%) Sybase
7 16 (34.78%) DB2
8 15 (32.61%) CICS
9 14 (30.43%) Assembly Language
9 14 (30.43%) Kerberos
9 14 (30.43%) SAS
9 14 (30.43%) RACF
9 14 (30.43%) JCL
9 14 (30.43%) Middleware
9 14 (30.43%) Configuration Management
9 14 (30.43%) zOS
9 14 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
9 14 (30.43%) MQSeries
9 14 (30.43%) Microsoft Excel
9 14 (30.43%) ISPF
9 14 (30.43%) Time Management
9 14 (30.43%) Security Management

SSL
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 15 (32.61%) CICS
2 14 (30.43%) MQSeries
2 14 (30.43%) SAS
3 10 (21.74%) IIS
4 5 (10.87%) Tomcat
5 2 (4.35%) Apache
5 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.17%) JBoss
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Portal
6 1 (2.17%) WordPress
Applications
1 14 (30.43%) Microsoft Excel
1 14 (30.43%) Microsoft Office
1 14 (30.43%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (2.17%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.35%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (4.35%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.17%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.17%) npm
2 1 (2.17%) Route 53
2 1 (2.17%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 20 (43.48%) HTTP
2 16 (34.78%) HTTPS
3 14 (30.43%) Kerberos
3 14 (30.43%) SSH
4 5 (10.87%) DNS
4 5 (10.87%) Firewall
4 5 (10.87%) TCP/IP
5 3 (6.52%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (4.35%) Internet
6 2 (4.35%) LDAP
7 1 (2.17%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (34.78%) DB2
2 2 (4.35%) Oracle Database
2 2 (4.35%) Relational Database
2 2 (4.35%) SQLite
3 1 (2.17%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.17%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.17%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.17%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 3 (6.52%) Git (software)
2 2 (4.35%) MSI
3 1 (2.17%) Artifactory
3 1 (2.17%) Bower
3 1 (2.17%) Cucumber
3 1 (2.17%) Grunt
3 1 (2.17%) gulp
3 1 (2.17%) IBM UrbanCode
3 1 (2.17%) JMeter
3 1 (2.17%) JUnit
3 1 (2.17%) Log4j
3 1 (2.17%) Maven
3 1 (2.17%) Selenium
3 1 (2.17%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (34.78%) Finance
2 9 (19.57%) Banking
3 1 (2.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 6 (13.04%) Assembler Programmer
1 6 (13.04%) Mainframe Programmer
1 6 (13.04%) Programmer
1 6 (13.04%) RACF Programmer
1 6 (13.04%) SAS Programmer
2 4 (8.70%) Developer
2 4 (8.70%) Technical Specialist
3 3 (6.52%) Consultant
3 3 (6.52%) DevOps Engineer
3 3 (6.52%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Perl Developer
4 2 (4.35%) Python Developer
4 2 (4.35%) SCCM Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Security Engineer
4 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
4 2 (4.35%) Tools Developer
5 1 (2.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 1 (2.17%) Server Specialist
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Specialist
5 1 (2.17%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (30.43%) ISPF
1 14 (30.43%) Middleware
2 4 (8.70%) HTML
2 4 (8.70%) REST
2 4 (8.70%) Web Services
3 3 (6.52%) AngularJS
3 3 (6.52%) HTML5
3 3 (6.52%) J2EE
3 3 (6.52%) React
3 3 (6.52%) SOAP
4 2 (4.35%) RESTful
4 2 (4.35%) XML
5 1 (2.17%) Elastic Stack
5 1 (2.17%) Kafka
5 1 (2.17%) LESS
5 1 (2.17%) Sass
5 1 (2.17%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
5 1 (2.17%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (2.17%) XSD
5 1 (2.17%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 19 (41.30%) Mainframe
2 16 (34.78%) PKI
3 4 (8.70%) DataPower
4 2 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 2 (4.35%) Data Centre
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Replication
5 1 (2.17%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Unix
2 14 (30.43%) zOS
3 13 (28.26%) Windows
4 12 (26.09%) Linux
4 12 (26.09%) Windows 10
4 12 (26.09%) Windows 7
4 12 (26.09%) Windows Server
4 12 (26.09%) Windows Server 2012
5 3 (6.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2003
6 2 (4.35%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (4.35%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (36.96%) Information Security
2 14 (30.43%) Configuration Management
2 14 (30.43%) People Management
2 14 (30.43%) Project Planning
2 14 (30.43%) Security Management
2 14 (30.43%) Time Management
3 13 (28.26%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 12 (26.09%) Prototyping
5 9 (19.57%) ITIL
5 9 (19.57%) Software Distribution
6 8 (17.39%) Virtual Environments
7 6 (13.04%) DevOps
8 5 (10.87%) Service Design
9 3 (6.52%) Agile Software Development
9 3 (6.52%) Load Balancing
9 3 (6.52%) Performance Testing
9 3 (6.52%) Technical Architecture
10 2 (4.35%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (4.35%) Patch Management
10 2 (4.35%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 27 (58.70%) SQL
2 19 (41.30%) Shell Script
3 16 (34.78%) Perl
3 16 (34.78%) REXX
4 14 (30.43%) Assembly Language
4 14 (30.43%) CLIST
4 14 (30.43%) JCL
5 12 (26.09%) PowerShell
6 9 (19.57%) Java
7 5 (10.87%) JavaScript
8 3 (6.52%) Python
9 2 (4.35%) Tcl
9 2 (4.35%) VB
10 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.17%) PL/SQL
10 1 (2.17%) XPath
Qualifications
1 13 (28.26%) Security Cleared
2 10 (21.74%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.17%) Degree
3 1 (2.17%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (30.43%) Job Entry Subsystem
1 14 (30.43%) RACF
1 14 (30.43%) Time Sharing Option
2 12 (26.09%) Active Directory
3 10 (21.74%) Microsoft App-V
4 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
5 1 (2.17%) Docker
5 1 (2.17%) LXC
Systems Management
1 14 (30.43%) zSecure
2 10 (21.74%) SCCM
2 10 (21.74%) WSUS
3 4 (8.70%) Puppet
4 2 (4.35%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (2.17%) Ansible
5 1 (2.17%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (39.13%) IBM
2 16 (34.78%) CA
2 16 (34.78%) Sybase
3 7 (15.22%) Microsoft
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle