The first table below looks at the demand for HTTPS skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTPS over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the City of London region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 209 200 211
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +11
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 6 5 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.091% 0.079% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 0.56% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 4 10
Average daily rate £350 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £344 £343 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.36% +8.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
759 900 1078
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.45% 14.26% 13.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 524 607 722
Average daily rate £388 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 43 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £48.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-54.16% +118.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £17.10 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.65 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
HTTPS
London

HTTPS
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HTTPS across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

HTTPS Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

HTTPS
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HTTPS across the City of London region.

HTTPS Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

HTTPS
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTPS across the City of London region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

HTTPS Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

HTTPS
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HTTPS across the City of London region.

HTTPS Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing HTTPS also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HTTPS.

1 11 (100.00%) SSL
2 10 (90.91%) Java
3 9 (81.82%) HTTP
3 9 (81.82%) TCP/IP
4 8 (72.73%) DNS
5 7 (63.64%) WAN
5 7 (63.64%) UNIX
5 7 (63.64%) LAN
5 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
6 6 (54.55%) Selenium
6 6 (54.55%) FitNesse
6 6 (54.55%) Windows
6 6 (54.55%) Linux
6 6 (54.55%) JUnit
6 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
6 6 (54.55%) Firewall
7 5 (45.45%) QA
7 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
7 5 (45.45%) LDAP
7 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
7 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
7 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
8 4 (36.36%) Scrum
9 3 (27.27%) Degree
9 3 (27.27%) JSON
9 3 (27.27%) SNMP
9 3 (27.27%) HTML
9 3 (27.27%) Web Services
9 3 (27.27%) XML

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing HTTPS also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HTTPS. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (9.09%) Jetty
1 1 (9.09%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (18.18%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 11 (100.00%) SSL
2 9 (81.82%) HTTP
2 9 (81.82%) TCP/IP
3 8 (72.73%) DNS
4 7 (63.64%) WAN
4 7 (63.64%) LAN
5 6 (54.55%) Firewall
6 5 (45.45%) LDAP
7 3 (27.27%) SNMP
8 2 (18.18%) FTP
9 1 (9.09%) Cisco IOS
9 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
9 1 (9.09%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
9 1 (9.09%) Cisco Nexus
9 1 (9.09%) WAAS
9 1 (9.09%) Network Security
9 1 (9.09%) IPsec
9 1 (9.09%) Wireless
9 1 (9.09%) SSH
9 1 (9.09%) BIG-IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (9.09%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (54.55%) Selenium
1 6 (54.55%) FitNesse
1 6 (54.55%) JUnit
2 5 (45.45%) Jenkins
3 2 (18.18%) Xcode
4 1 (9.09%) WebDriver
4 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (9.09%) Subversion
General
1 2 (18.18%) Back Office
2 1 (9.09%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 4 (36.36%) Developer
2 3 (27.27%) QA Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Engineer
3 2 (18.18%) iOS Developer
4 1 (9.09%) QA Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Java Software Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Systems Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Software Development Engineer
4 1 (9.09%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (27.27%) JSON
1 3 (27.27%) HTML
1 3 (27.27%) Web Services
1 3 (27.27%) XML
2 2 (18.18%) iOS SDK
3 1 (9.09%) REST
3 1 (9.09%) Spring
3 1 (9.09%) Ajax
3 1 (9.09%) Servlets
3 1 (9.09%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
2 1 (9.09%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 7 (63.64%) UNIX
2 6 (54.55%) Windows
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 2 (18.18%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (63.64%) Test Automation
2 6 (54.55%) Regression Testing
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) Test Strategy
3 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
4 4 (36.36%) Scrum
5 2 (18.18%) OO
5 2 (18.18%) Kanban
5 2 (18.18%) iOS Development
5 2 (18.18%) Test Scripting
6 1 (9.09%) Root Cause Analysis
6 1 (9.09%) Network Management
6 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 1 (9.09%) Migration
6 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
6 1 (9.09%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 10 (90.91%) Java
2 2 (18.18%) Objective-C
3 1 (9.09%) Bash Shell
3 1 (9.09%) Groovy
3 1 (9.09%) Korn
3 1 (9.09%) C
3 1 (9.09%) JavaScript
3 1 (9.09%) Perl
3 1 (9.09%) PHP
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (45.45%) QA
2 1 (9.09%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (45.45%) Active Directory
2 1 (9.09%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds Orion
1 1 (9.09%) OpenView
Vendors
1 2 (18.18%) Apple
1 2 (18.18%) Cisco
2 1 (9.09%) F5
2 1 (9.09%) Aruba
2 1 (9.09%) Riverbed
2 1 (9.09%) SolarWinds
2 1 (9.09%) Oracle