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 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.

Secure Socket Layer (SSL)
UK / Scotland
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 86 86 130
Rank change year-on-year 0 +44  
Contract jobs citing SSL 25 68 8
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 1.17% 2.35% 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.42% 12.10% 2.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 26 3
Median daily rate £450 £330 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.36% -12.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £266 £353
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £423 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £388 £350
% change year-on-year +26.00% +10.87%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 9 0
Median hourly rate - £40.00 -
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 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%  

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 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 +3 16 £450 +50.00% 2
Edinburgh -1 4 £500 +40.84% 2
West Dunbartonshire -1 3 £425 +0.59%
Renfrewshire +30 1 - -
SSL
UK

For the 6 months to 25 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 Scotland region with a requirement for SSL.

1 24 (58.54%) HTTPS
2 21 (51.22%) HTTP
2 21 (51.22%) Linux
3 20 (48.78%) SQL
3 20 (48.78%) Unix
4 19 (46.34%) REXX
5 18 (43.90%) IBM
5 18 (43.90%) Shell Script
6 17 (41.46%) Information Security
7 14 (34.15%) Configuration Management
8 13 (31.71%) Windows
8 13 (31.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 12 (29.27%) Prototyping
9 12 (29.27%) Windows Server
9 12 (29.27%) Patch Management
9 12 (29.27%) Windows 10
9 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
9 12 (29.27%) Software Distribution
9 12 (29.27%) VB
9 12 (29.27%) Windows XP
9 12 (29.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
9 12 (29.27%) MSI
9 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
9 12 (29.27%) Tcl
9 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 12 (29.27%) Finance
9 12 (29.27%) PowerShell
9 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
9 12 (29.27%) Windows 7
10 11 (26.83%) CA

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 8 (19.51%) WebSphere
2 7 (17.07%) CICS
2 7 (17.07%) MQSeries
2 7 (17.07%) SAS
3 6 (14.63%) WebSphere Application Server
4 5 (12.20%) WebSphere Portal
5 4 (9.76%) IBM HTTP Server
6 2 (4.88%) Confluence
7 1 (2.44%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Excel
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft Office
1 7 (17.07%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 2 (4.88%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (2.44%) Amazon S3
2 1 (2.44%) BrowserStack
2 1 (2.44%) Route 53
2 1 (2.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 24 (58.54%) HTTPS
2 21 (51.22%) HTTP
3 7 (17.07%) Kerberos
3 7 (17.07%) SSH
4 6 (14.63%) Internet
4 6 (14.63%) LDAP
5 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
6 2 (4.88%) DNS
6 2 (4.88%) Firewall
6 2 (4.88%) Reverse Proxy
6 2 (4.88%) VPN
7 1 (2.44%) BGP
7 1 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
7 1 (2.44%) EIGRP
7 1 (2.44%) IPsec
7 1 (2.44%) LAN
7 1 (2.44%) OSPF
7 1 (2.44%) TACACS
7 1 (2.44%) VLAN
7 1 (2.44%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (17.07%) DB2
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) Amazon RDS
3 1 (2.44%) Big Data
3 1 (2.44%) Hadoop
3 1 (2.44%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 12 (29.27%) MSI
2 4 (9.76%) Jenkins
3 2 (4.88%) Bitbucket
3 2 (4.88%) Git (software)
3 2 (4.88%) JIRA
4 1 (2.44%) Artifactory
4 1 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (2.44%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.44%) Cucumber
4 1 (2.44%) Hudson
4 1 (2.44%) IBM UrbanCode
4 1 (2.44%) Selenium
4 1 (2.44%) Sonatype Nexus
4 1 (2.44%) Subversion
4 1 (2.44%) TeamCity
General
1 12 (29.27%) Finance
2 6 (14.63%) Banking
3 1 (2.44%) Law
Job Titles
1 4 (9.76%) Analyst
1 4 (9.76%) Security Engineer
1 4 (9.76%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (7.32%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (7.32%) Tivoli Specialist
2 3 (7.32%) WebSphere Specialist
2 3 (7.32%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
3 2 (4.88%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (4.88%) Assembler Programmer
3 2 (4.88%) Consultant
3 2 (4.88%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (4.88%) Mainframe Programmer
3 2 (4.88%) Programmer
3 2 (4.88%) RACF Programmer
3 2 (4.88%) SAS Programmer
3 2 (4.88%) Server Specialist
3 2 (4.88%) WebSphere Server Specialist
4 1 (2.44%) Network Engineer
4 1 (2.44%) Network Security Engineer
4 1 (2.44%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (21.95%) J2EE
2 7 (17.07%) ISPF
2 7 (17.07%) Middleware
3 3 (7.32%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
4 1 (2.44%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (2.44%) HTML
4 1 (2.44%) JDBC
4 1 (2.44%) JSP
4 1 (2.44%) Kafka
4 1 (2.44%) Servlets
4 1 (2.44%) SOAP
4 1 (2.44%) Web Services
4 1 (2.44%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (24.39%) Mainframe
2 9 (21.95%) DataPower
3 7 (17.07%) PKI
4 3 (7.32%) Data Centre
5 2 (4.88%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (2.44%) Clustering
6 1 (2.44%) IBM Mainframe
6 1 (2.44%) iSeries
6 1 (2.44%) Replication
6 1 (2.44%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (2.44%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 21 (51.22%) Linux
2 20 (48.78%) Unix
3 13 (31.71%) Windows
4 12 (29.27%) Windows 10
4 12 (29.27%) Windows 7
4 12 (29.27%) Windows Server
4 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2003
4 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2008
4 12 (29.27%) Windows Server 2012
4 12 (29.27%) Windows XP
5 8 (19.51%) zOS
6 5 (12.20%) AIX
7 4 (9.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (9.76%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (41.46%) Information Security
2 14 (34.15%) Configuration Management
3 13 (31.71%) Virtual Infrastructure
4 12 (29.27%) Patch Management
4 12 (29.27%) Prototyping
4 12 (29.27%) Software Distribution
5 7 (17.07%) Project Planning
5 7 (17.07%) Security Management
5 7 (17.07%) Time Management
6 6 (14.63%) People Management
7 4 (9.76%) DevOps
8 3 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
9 2 (4.88%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (4.88%) Identity Access Management
9 2 (4.88%) Microservices
9 2 (4.88%) SDLC
9 2 (4.88%) Task Automation
9 2 (4.88%) Waterfall
10 1 (2.44%) Disk Encryption
10 1 (2.44%) Security Operations
Programming Languages
1 20 (48.78%) SQL
2 19 (46.34%) REXX
3 18 (43.90%) Shell Script
4 12 (29.27%) PowerShell
4 12 (29.27%) Tcl
4 12 (29.27%) VB
5 9 (21.95%) Java
6 7 (17.07%) Assembly Language
6 7 (17.07%) CLIST
6 7 (17.07%) JCL
7 6 (14.63%) Perl
8 3 (7.32%) Python
9 2 (4.88%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.44%) Korn
10 1 (2.44%) Ruby
10 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 8 (19.51%) Security Cleared
2 7 (17.07%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.44%) CCNA
3 1 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.44%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 12 (29.27%) Active Directory
2 7 (17.07%) Job Entry Subsystem
2 7 (17.07%) RACF
2 7 (17.07%) Time Sharing Option
3 5 (12.20%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 2 (4.88%) Apache Flume
5 1 (2.44%) Docker
5 1 (2.44%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (29.27%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 7 (17.07%) zSecure
3 5 (12.20%) Puppet
3 5 (12.20%) Tivoli
4 4 (9.76%) Ansible
4 4 (9.76%) Tivoli Identity Manager
5 1 (2.44%) BMC PATROL
5 1 (2.44%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 18 (43.90%) IBM
2 11 (26.83%) CA
3 7 (17.07%) Sybase
4 1 (2.44%) AppDynamics
4 1 (2.44%) ArcSight
4 1 (2.44%) Brocade
4 1 (2.44%) CheckPoint
4 1 (2.44%) Cisco
4 1 (2.44%) F5
4 1 (2.44%) FireEye
4 1 (2.44%) Fortinet
4 1 (2.44%) McAfee
4 1 (2.44%) Riverbed
4 1 (2.44%) SolarWinds
4 1 (2.44%) Splunk