The first table below looks at the demand for HTTPS skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTPS over the 3 months to 18 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 England 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 519 419 519
Rank change year-on-year
-100 +100
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 71 84 58
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.14% 0.19% 0.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 1.28% 0.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 56 40
Average daily rate £365 £500 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.00% +17.64%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £361 £315
% change year-on-year
-7.26% +14.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
6654 6543 8532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 12.96% 15.18% 15.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 3569 3350 4094
Average daily rate £363 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.71% -6.80%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 388 529 578
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-9.09% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.46 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
HTTPS
UK

HTTPS
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

HTTPS Jobs Demand Trend in England

HTTPS
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

HTTPS Daily Rate Trend in England

HTTPS
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTPS across the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014.

HTTPS Daily Rate Histogram in England

HTTPS
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

HTTPS Hourly Rate Trend in England

HTTPS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTPS within the England region over the 3 months to 18 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
South East +9 25 £328 -9.02% 3
London -68 24 £403 -23.33% 9
East Midlands +1 11 £350 -3.44%
East of England -20 8 £375 +19.04% 3
South West -22 3 £310 +24.00% 1
West Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
HTTPS
UK

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 71 (57.72%) HTTP
2 59 (47.97%) UNIX
3 58 (47.15%) Windows
3 58 (47.15%) TCP/IP
4 54 (43.90%) HTML
5 52 (42.28%) SSL
6 50 (40.65%) Oracle
7 46 (37.40%) Linux
8 43 (34.96%) JavaScript
9 39 (31.71%) .NET
10 36 (29.27%) Java
11 35 (28.46%) XML
12 34 (27.64%) ISTQB
13 33 (26.83%) Software Testing
13 33 (26.83%) HP Quality Center
14 32 (26.02%) Windows Server 2008
14 32 (26.02%) HP
14 32 (26.02%) Windows Server 2003
15 31 (25.20%) Windows 2000
15 31 (25.20%) Windows XP
15 31 (25.20%) ASP.NET
15 31 (25.20%) JSP
15 31 (25.20%) Security Cleared
16 30 (24.39%) SC Cleared
17 28 (22.76%) Test Scripting
17 28 (22.76%) Oracle EBS
18 27 (21.95%) FTP
19 24 (19.51%) DNS
20 23 (18.70%) SQL
20 23 (18.70%) Test Strategy

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 7 (5.69%) Apache
2 6 (4.88%) WebSphere
2 6 (4.88%) CMS
2 6 (4.88%) SharePoint
3 5 (4.07%) Tomcat
3 5 (4.07%) Gentran
4 4 (3.25%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.44%) IIS
5 3 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (2.44%) Sonic ESB
5 3 (2.44%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.63%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
6 2 (1.63%) Jetty
7 1 (0.81%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.81%) WebLogic
7 1 (0.81%) Liferay
7 1 (0.81%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 11 (8.94%) MS Visio
2 9 (7.32%) MS Office
3 7 (5.69%) MS Excel
4 5 (4.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.44%) InfoPath
6 2 (1.63%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.81%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 28 (22.76%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.81%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.07%) SaaS
2 4 (3.25%) Force.com
3 1 (0.81%) IaaS
3 1 (0.81%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (57.72%) HTTP
2 58 (47.15%) TCP/IP
3 52 (42.28%) SSL
4 27 (21.95%) FTP
5 24 (19.51%) DNS
6 17 (13.82%) Wireshark
6 17 (13.82%) Firewall
7 13 (10.57%) LAN
8 11 (8.94%) WAN
8 11 (8.94%) LDAP
9 10 (8.13%) VPN
9 10 (8.13%) Internet
10 8 (6.50%) DMZ
11 7 (5.69%) SNMP
12 5 (4.07%) IPsec
13 4 (3.25%) Network Security
13 4 (3.25%) VLAN
13 4 (3.25%) SMTP
14 3 (2.44%) SAN
14 3 (2.44%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (8.94%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (5.69%) MySQL
2 7 (5.69%) Oracle ODI
2 7 (5.69%) Oracle BI Publisher
2 7 (5.69%) Oracle BI EE
3 6 (4.88%) Oracle OLAP
3 6 (4.88%) OLAP
3 6 (4.88%) Star Schema
4 5 (4.07%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (4.07%) SQL Server
5 4 (3.25%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.44%) Oracle Database
6 3 (2.44%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.81%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (0.81%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.81%) RDBMS
7 1 (0.81%) DB2
7 1 (0.81%) SAP BI
7 1 (0.81%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.81%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 13 (10.57%) QuickTest Pro
1 13 (10.57%) LoadRunner
2 10 (8.13%) JUnit
3 8 (6.50%) Selenium
3 8 (6.50%) FitNesse
3 8 (6.50%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.69%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.88%) Subversion
6 5 (4.07%) Xcode
7 4 (3.25%) JIRA
7 4 (3.25%) Visual Studio
8 3 (2.44%) Introscope
8 3 (2.44%) NUnit
8 3 (2.44%) Cucumber
8 3 (2.44%) NuGet
8 3 (2.44%) ReSharper
9 2 (1.63%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.81%) Toad
10 1 (0.81%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.81%) CruiseControl
General
1 17 (13.82%) Finance
2 8 (6.50%) Retail
3 7 (5.69%) Banking
4 4 (3.25%) Marketing
4 4 (3.25%) Games
4 4 (3.25%) Telecoms
5 3 (2.44%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.44%) Back Office
6 2 (1.63%) Retail Banking
6 2 (1.63%) Legal
7 1 (0.81%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.81%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.81%) French Language
Job Titles
1 37 (30.08%) Developer
2 19 (15.45%) Analyst
3 17 (13.82%) Test Analyst
3 17 (13.82%) Tester
4 10 (8.13%) Senior Developer
5 9 (7.32%) Architect
6 8 (6.50%) Consultant
7 7 (5.69%) OBIEE Developer
8 6 (4.88%) Performance Test Analyst
8 6 (4.88%) Performance Analyst
8 6 (4.88%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (4.88%) Technical Tester
9 5 (4.07%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.07%) Performance Tester
9 5 (4.07%) iOS Developer
10 4 (3.25%) Middleware Specialist
10 4 (3.25%) Salesforce.com Architect
10 4 (3.25%) Author
10 4 (3.25%) Technical Author
10 4 (3.25%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (43.90%) HTML
2 39 (31.71%) .NET
3 35 (28.46%) XML
4 31 (25.20%) ASP.NET
4 31 (25.20%) JSP
5 18 (14.63%) Web Services
6 13 (10.57%) J2EE
7 11 (8.94%) Middleware
7 11 (8.94%) JSON
7 11 (8.94%) Ajax
8 10 (8.13%) CSS
9 8 (6.50%) HTML5
10 7 (5.69%) SOAP
10 7 (5.69%) Spring
11 6 (4.88%) jQuery
11 6 (4.88%) REST
11 6 (4.88%) CSS3
11 6 (4.88%) Struts
11 6 (4.88%) XSLT
12 5 (4.07%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.13%) GIS
1 10 (8.13%) Clustering
2 9 (7.32%) Data Integration
3 8 (6.50%) Mainframe
4 7 (5.69%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (3.25%) Copywriting
5 4 (3.25%) W3C
6 3 (2.44%) Client/Server
6 3 (2.44%) N-Tier
6 3 (2.44%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.44%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.63%) DataPower
7 2 (1.63%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.63%) HACMP
8 1 (0.81%) NHS
8 1 (0.81%) Web 2.0
8 1 (0.81%) FMCG
8 1 (0.81%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 59 (47.97%) UNIX
2 58 (47.15%) Windows
3 46 (37.40%) Linux
4 32 (26.02%) Windows Server 2008
4 32 (26.02%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (25.20%) Windows 2000
5 31 (25.20%) Windows XP
6 8 (6.50%) AIX
7 5 (4.07%) Solaris
7 5 (4.07%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.63%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.63%) Android
9 1 (0.81%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.81%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.81%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (26.83%) Software Testing
2 28 (22.76%) Test Scripting
3 23 (18.70%) Test Strategy
4 22 (17.89%) Workflow
5 18 (14.63%) Validation
5 18 (14.63%) Knowledge Management
6 17 (13.82%) Test Automation
7 16 (13.01%) Scrum
8 13 (10.57%) Migration
8 13 (10.57%) Performance Testing
9 11 (8.94%) Regression Testing
10 10 (8.13%) ITIL
11 9 (7.32%) Business Intelligence
11 9 (7.32%) SOA
11 9 (7.32%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (6.50%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (5.69%) OO
13 7 (5.69%) Data Modelling
13 7 (5.69%) E-Commerce
13 7 (5.69%) Change Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (34.96%) JavaScript
2 36 (29.27%) Java
3 23 (18.70%) SQL
4 9 (7.32%) C#
5 7 (5.69%) PHP
5 7 (5.69%) C
6 6 (4.88%) C++
6 6 (4.88%) Python
6 6 (4.88%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.07%) Perl
7 5 (4.07%) ActionScript
7 5 (4.07%) Objective-C
7 5 (4.07%) JCL
7 5 (4.07%) XPath
7 5 (4.07%) ActionScript 2.0
8 4 (3.25%) Apex Code
8 4 (3.25%) VB
9 3 (2.44%) Jython
9 3 (2.44%) Korn
9 3 (2.44%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 34 (27.64%) ISTQB
2 31 (25.20%) Security Cleared
3 30 (24.39%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.76%) DV Cleared
5 8 (6.50%) Degree
5 8 (6.50%) ISEB
6 3 (2.44%) CCNA
6 3 (2.44%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.44%) HND
7 1 (0.81%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.81%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.81%) CISSP
7 1 (0.81%) CCNP
7 1 (0.81%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.81%) CISM
7 1 (0.81%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.32%) QA
2 5 (4.07%) ISO 9001
2 5 (4.07%) TickIT
3 4 (3.25%) Section 508
4 3 (2.44%) SLA
5 1 (0.81%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.81%) COBIT
5 1 (0.81%) HL7
5 1 (0.81%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (13.82%) Nmap
2 8 (6.50%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.63%) Samba
5 1 (0.81%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (26.83%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (14.63%) Nessus
3 12 (9.76%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.44%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.63%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.63%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (1.63%) Tivoli Monitoring
6 1 (0.81%) Netcool
6 1 (0.81%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.81%) OpenView
6 1 (0.81%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.81%) nmon
6 1 (0.81%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 50 (40.65%) Oracle
2 32 (26.02%) HP
3 11 (8.94%) IBM
4 8 (6.50%) Axway
5 7 (5.69%) Cisco
6 6 (4.88%) F5
7 5 (4.07%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (4.07%) Tumbleweed
8 4 (3.25%) hybris
8 4 (3.25%) Endeca
8 4 (3.25%) Yahoo!
8 4 (3.25%) VMware
8 4 (3.25%) Stellent
8 4 (3.25%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.25%) Interwoven
9 3 (2.44%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.44%) Apple
9 3 (2.44%) SAP
10 2 (1.63%) Twitter
10 2 (1.63%) Remedy
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