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 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.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 92 110 116
Rank change year-on-year +18 +6  
Contract jobs citing SSL 17 21 12
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.95% 0.80% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.21% 5.50% 3.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 14 7
Median daily rate £416 £411 £347
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.21% +18.35%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £383 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £446 £420 £401
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +18.75% +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 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%  

SSL
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland 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 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

SSL
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

SSL
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 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 - 10 £416 -
Edinburgh +13 4 - - 1
Glasgow +2 2 - - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 1 - -
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 30 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SSL.

1 18 (72.00%) HTTPS
2 15 (60.00%) Linux
3 14 (56.00%) HTTP
4 13 (52.00%) Configuration Management
5 11 (44.00%) Windows
5 11 (44.00%) SQL
6 10 (40.00%) VB
6 10 (40.00%) Windows XP
6 10 (40.00%) MSI
6 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
6 10 (40.00%) REXX
6 10 (40.00%) Tcl
6 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
6 10 (40.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
6 10 (40.00%) PowerShell
6 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
6 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
6 10 (40.00%) Software Distribution
6 10 (40.00%) Patch Management
6 10 (40.00%) Windows 10
6 10 (40.00%) Windows Server
6 10 (40.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
6 10 (40.00%) Prototyping
7 8 (32.00%) IBM
8 7 (28.00%) Unix
8 7 (28.00%) Information Security
9 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
9 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
9 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared

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 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.00%) Confluence
2 2 (8.00%) JBoss
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (4.00%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (4.00%) IIS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon ELB
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (4.00%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 18 (72.00%) HTTPS
2 14 (56.00%) HTTP
3 4 (16.00%) LDAP
4 2 (8.00%) Internet
4 2 (8.00%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco ASA
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco IOS
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco IPT
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco PIX
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco Wireless
5 1 (4.00%) EIGRP
5 1 (4.00%) Firewall
5 1 (4.00%) HSRP
5 1 (4.00%) IGMP
5 1 (4.00%) Network Security
5 1 (4.00%) OSPF
5 1 (4.00%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (4.00%) VLAN
5 1 (4.00%) VPN
5 1 (4.00%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.00%) IBM InfoSphere
2 1 (4.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 10 (40.00%) MSI
2 6 (24.00%) Jenkins
3 3 (12.00%) JIRA
4 2 (8.00%) Bitbucket
5 1 (4.00%) Artifactory
5 1 (4.00%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (4.00%) ClearCase
5 1 (4.00%) Cucumber
5 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
5 1 (4.00%) Hudson
5 1 (4.00%) Selenium
5 1 (4.00%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (4.00%) Subversion
5 1 (4.00%) TeamCity
General
1 6 (24.00%) Finance
2 5 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (12.00%) Analyst
1 3 (12.00%) Consultant
2 2 (8.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (8.00%) Identity Management Specialist
2 2 (8.00%) Technical Specialist
3 1 (4.00%) Applications Specialist
3 1 (4.00%) DevOps Consultant
3 1 (4.00%) Identity and Access Management Consultant
3 1 (4.00%) Identity Management Consultant
3 1 (4.00%) Network Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Network Security Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Operations Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Scrum Master
3 1 (4.00%) Security Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Server Specialist
3 1 (4.00%) Web Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Server Specialist
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Specialist
3 1 (4.00%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.00%) J2EE
2 3 (12.00%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
3 2 (8.00%) Kafka
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle GoldenGate
4 1 (4.00%) HTML
4 1 (4.00%) JDBC
4 1 (4.00%) JSP
4 1 (4.00%) Servlets
4 1 (4.00%) SOAP
4 1 (4.00%) Web Services
4 1 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.00%) DataPower
2 3 (12.00%) Mainframe
3 2 (8.00%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (8.00%) Data Centre
4 1 (4.00%) Clustering
4 1 (4.00%) IBM Mainframe
4 1 (4.00%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 15 (60.00%) Linux
2 11 (44.00%) Windows
3 10 (40.00%) Windows 10
3 10 (40.00%) Windows 7
3 10 (40.00%) Windows Server
3 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2003
3 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2008
3 10 (40.00%) Windows Server 2012
3 10 (40.00%) Windows XP
4 7 (28.00%) Unix
5 3 (12.00%) AIX
6 2 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (8.00%) Solaris
7 1 (4.00%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (52.00%) Configuration Management
2 10 (40.00%) Patch Management
2 10 (40.00%) Prototyping
2 10 (40.00%) Software Distribution
2 10 (40.00%) Virtual Infrastructure
3 7 (28.00%) Information Security
4 4 (16.00%) DevOps
5 3 (12.00%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (12.00%) Identity Access Management
6 2 (8.00%) Continuous Improvement
6 2 (8.00%) Identity Management
6 2 (8.00%) Microservices
7 1 (4.00%) Agile Project Management
7 1 (4.00%) Automated Testing
7 1 (4.00%) Business Continuity
7 1 (4.00%) Coaching
7 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Management
7 1 (4.00%) Project Management
7 1 (4.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (44.00%) SQL
2 10 (40.00%) PowerShell
2 10 (40.00%) REXX
2 10 (40.00%) Tcl
2 10 (40.00%) VB
3 6 (24.00%) Java
3 6 (24.00%) Shell Script
4 4 (16.00%) Bash Shell
4 4 (16.00%) Python
5 1 (4.00%) Korn
5 1 (4.00%) Ruby
5 1 (4.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) SC Cleared
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (4.00%) CCIE
2 1 (4.00%) CCNA
2 1 (4.00%) CCNP
2 1 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (4.00%) Degree
2 1 (4.00%) IISP
2 1 (4.00%) ISEB
System Software
1 10 (40.00%) Active Directory
2 4 (16.00%) Apache Flume
3 3 (12.00%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 10 (40.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 6 (24.00%) Ansible
3 4 (16.00%) Puppet
4 3 (12.00%) BMC PATROL
4 3 (12.00%) Tivoli
4 3 (12.00%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 2 (8.00%) Data Guard
5 2 (8.00%) logstash
5 2 (8.00%) Oracle RMAN
6 1 (4.00%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (32.00%) IBM
2 3 (12.00%) AppDynamics
2 3 (12.00%) CA
3 2 (8.00%) Oracle
4 1 (4.00%) Cisco
4 1 (4.00%) Juniper
4 1 (4.00%) SolarWinds