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 24 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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 497 430 505
Rank change year-on-year
-67 +75
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 67 86 62
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.13% 0.20% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.03% 1.30% 0.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 58 42
Average daily rate £350 £475 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +11.76%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £338 £326
% change year-on-year
-2.22% +3.44%
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
6492 6597 8506
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 13.06% 15.34% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 3497 3387 4071
Average daily rate £360 £350 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 359 538 562
Average hourly rate £20.00 £21.73 £27.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.96% -19.51%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
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 24 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 24 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 +22 25 £325 -9.72% 1
London -66 20 £400 -20.00% 7
East Midlands -3 11 £350 -3.44%
East of England -16 8 £375 +19.04% 2
South West -14 3 £310 +24.00% 3
West Midlands - - - - 1
North East - - - -
North West - - - - 2
Yorkshire - - - -
HTTPS
UK

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 24 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 70 (57.85%) HTTP
2 59 (48.76%) UNIX
3 57 (47.11%) Windows
3 57 (47.11%) TCP/IP
4 52 (42.98%) SSL
4 52 (42.98%) HTML
5 50 (41.32%) Oracle
6 45 (37.19%) Linux
7 43 (35.54%) JavaScript
8 39 (32.23%) .NET
9 36 (29.75%) Java
9 36 (29.75%) XML
10 34 (28.10%) ISTQB
11 33 (27.27%) Software Testing
11 33 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
12 32 (26.45%) HP
12 32 (26.45%) Windows Server 2003
13 31 (25.62%) Windows 2000
13 31 (25.62%) Windows XP
13 31 (25.62%) ASP.NET
13 31 (25.62%) JSP
13 31 (25.62%) Security Cleared
13 31 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
14 30 (24.79%) SC Cleared
15 28 (23.14%) Test Scripting
15 28 (23.14%) Oracle EBS
16 25 (20.66%) FTP
17 24 (19.83%) DNS
18 23 (19.01%) SQL
18 23 (19.01%) Test Strategy

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 24 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 (5.79%) Apache
2 6 (4.96%) SharePoint
2 6 (4.96%) CMS
2 6 (4.96%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.13%) Gentran
4 4 (3.31%) Tomcat
4 4 (3.31%) WebSphere Application Server
5 3 (2.48%) IBM HTTP Server
5 3 (2.48%) Sonic ESB
5 3 (2.48%) SharePoint 2010
6 2 (1.65%) IIS
6 2 (1.65%) Jetty
6 2 (1.65%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 1 (0.83%) Liferay
7 1 (0.83%) Apache Solr
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (0.83%) NetWeaver
7 1 (0.83%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (9.09%) MS Visio
2 9 (7.44%) MS Office
3 6 (4.96%) MS Excel
4 5 (4.13%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (2.48%) InfoPath
6 2 (1.65%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.83%) Doxygen
Business Applications
1 28 (23.14%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.83%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 5 (4.13%) Force.com
2 3 (2.48%) SaaS
3 1 (0.83%) PaaS
3 1 (0.83%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 70 (57.85%) HTTP
2 57 (47.11%) TCP/IP
3 52 (42.98%) SSL
4 25 (20.66%) FTP
5 24 (19.83%) DNS
6 17 (14.05%) Firewall
6 17 (14.05%) Wireshark
7 13 (10.74%) LAN
8 11 (9.09%) LDAP
8 11 (9.09%) WAN
9 10 (8.26%) VPN
9 10 (8.26%) Internet
10 8 (6.61%) DMZ
11 7 (5.79%) SNMP
12 5 (4.13%) IPsec
13 4 (3.31%) VLAN
13 4 (3.31%) Network Security
14 3 (2.48%) Cisco Nexus
14 3 (2.48%) SSH
14 3 (2.48%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
2 7 (5.79%) MySQL
2 7 (5.79%) Oracle BI EE
2 7 (5.79%) Oracle ODI
2 7 (5.79%) Oracle BI Publisher
3 6 (4.96%) OLAP
3 6 (4.96%) Oracle OLAP
3 6 (4.96%) Star Schema
4 5 (4.13%) Data Warehouse
5 3 (2.48%) SQL Server
5 3 (2.48%) Oracle Database
5 3 (2.48%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.65%) SQL Server 2008
7 1 (0.83%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Exadata
7 1 (0.83%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (0.83%) DB2
7 1 (0.83%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (0.83%) BusinessObjects
Development Applications
1 13 (10.74%) QuickTest Pro
1 13 (10.74%) LoadRunner
2 9 (7.44%) JUnit
3 8 (6.61%) Selenium
3 8 (6.61%) FitNesse
3 8 (6.61%) Jenkins
4 7 (5.79%) Git (software)
5 6 (4.96%) Subversion
6 5 (4.13%) Xcode
7 4 (3.31%) Visual Studio
7 4 (3.31%) JIRA
8 3 (2.48%) ReSharper
8 3 (2.48%) NUnit
8 3 (2.48%) Introscope
8 3 (2.48%) NuGet
8 3 (2.48%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.83%) Hudson
9 1 (0.83%) CruiseControl
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.83%) Eclipse
General
1 16 (13.22%) Finance
2 8 (6.61%) Retail
3 7 (5.79%) Banking
4 4 (3.31%) Games
4 4 (3.31%) Marketing
5 3 (2.48%) Multimedia
5 3 (2.48%) Back Office
5 3 (2.48%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.65%) Legal
6 2 (1.65%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.83%) French Language
7 1 (0.83%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 36 (29.75%) Developer
2 19 (15.70%) Analyst
3 17 (14.05%) Test Analyst
3 17 (14.05%) Tester
4 10 (8.26%) Architect
5 9 (7.44%) Senior Developer
6 8 (6.61%) Consultant
7 7 (5.79%) OBIEE Developer
8 6 (4.96%) Oracle Developer
8 6 (4.96%) Technical Tester
8 6 (4.96%) Performance Analyst
8 6 (4.96%) Performance Test Analyst
9 5 (4.13%) QA Engineer
9 5 (4.13%) Performance Tester
9 5 (4.13%) iOS Developer
9 5 (4.13%) Salesforce.com Architect
10 4 (3.31%) Middleware Specialist
10 4 (3.31%) Network Engineer
10 4 (3.31%) Technical Architect
10 4 (3.31%) Author
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 52 (42.98%) HTML
2 39 (32.23%) .NET
3 36 (29.75%) XML
4 31 (25.62%) ASP.NET
4 31 (25.62%) JSP
5 18 (14.88%) Web Services
6 14 (11.57%) J2EE
7 11 (9.09%) Middleware
7 11 (9.09%) JSON
8 10 (8.26%) Ajax
9 9 (7.44%) CSS
10 8 (6.61%) HTML5
11 7 (5.79%) SOAP
12 6 (4.96%) Struts
12 6 (4.96%) XSLT
12 6 (4.96%) Spring
12 6 (4.96%) REST
12 6 (4.96%) CSS3
13 5 (4.13%) Visualforce
13 5 (4.13%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.26%) GIS
1 10 (8.26%) Clustering
2 9 (7.44%) Data Integration
3 8 (6.61%) Mainframe
3 8 (6.61%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (3.31%) Copywriting
4 4 (3.31%) W3C
5 3 (2.48%) N-Tier
5 3 (2.48%) Mobile App
5 3 (2.48%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.65%) DataPower
6 2 (1.65%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.65%) HACMP
6 2 (1.65%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.83%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.83%) Open Source
7 1 (0.83%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 59 (48.76%) UNIX
2 57 (47.11%) Windows
3 45 (37.19%) Linux
4 32 (26.45%) Windows Server 2003
5 31 (25.62%) Windows 2000
5 31 (25.62%) Windows XP
5 31 (25.62%) Windows Server 2008
6 8 (6.61%) AIX
7 5 (4.13%) Solaris
7 5 (4.13%) Apple iOS
8 2 (1.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (1.65%) Android
9 1 (0.83%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (0.83%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (27.27%) Software Testing
2 28 (23.14%) Test Scripting
3 23 (19.01%) Test Strategy
4 22 (18.18%) Workflow
5 18 (14.88%) Validation
5 18 (14.88%) Knowledge Management
6 17 (14.05%) Scrum
6 17 (14.05%) Test Automation
7 13 (10.74%) Performance Testing
7 13 (10.74%) Migration
8 11 (9.09%) Regression Testing
9 10 (8.26%) ITIL
10 9 (7.44%) SOA
10 9 (7.44%) Business Intelligence
11 8 (6.61%) Agile Software Development
11 8 (6.61%) Continuous Integration
12 7 (5.79%) MVC
12 7 (5.79%) OO
12 7 (5.79%) E-Commerce
12 7 (5.79%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 43 (35.54%) JavaScript
2 36 (29.75%) Java
3 23 (19.01%) SQL
4 9 (7.44%) C#
5 7 (5.79%) C++
5 7 (5.79%) C
5 7 (5.79%) PHP
6 6 (4.96%) Python
6 6 (4.96%) Shell Script
7 5 (4.13%) JCL
7 5 (4.13%) Objective-C
7 5 (4.13%) ActionScript
7 5 (4.13%) Perl
7 5 (4.13%) XPath
7 5 (4.13%) Apex Code
7 5 (4.13%) ActionScript 2.0
8 4 (3.31%) VB
9 3 (2.48%) Jython
9 3 (2.48%) Bash Shell
9 3 (2.48%) Korn
Qualifications
1 34 (28.10%) ISTQB
2 31 (25.62%) Security Cleared
3 30 (24.79%) SC Cleared
4 12 (9.92%) DV Cleared
5 8 (6.61%) Degree
5 8 (6.61%) ISEB
6 3 (2.48%) HND
6 3 (2.48%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.48%) CCNA
7 1 (0.83%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (0.83%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (0.83%) CISM
7 1 (0.83%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (0.83%) MCITP
7 1 (0.83%) CCNP
7 1 (0.83%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (7.44%) QA
2 5 (4.13%) ISO 9001
2 5 (4.13%) TickIT
3 4 (3.31%) Section 508
4 3 (2.48%) SLA
5 1 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.83%) COBIT
5 1 (0.83%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 17 (14.05%) Nmap
2 7 (5.79%) Active Directory
3 4 (3.31%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.65%) Samba
5 1 (0.83%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 33 (27.27%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (14.88%) Nessus
3 12 (9.92%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 3 (2.48%) Tivoli
5 2 (1.65%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 2 (1.65%) CA Wily
5 2 (1.65%) CA SiteMinder
6 1 (0.83%) HAProxy
6 1 (0.83%) nmon
6 1 (0.83%) Netcool
6 1 (0.83%) Netcool/OMNIbus
6 1 (0.83%) OpenView
6 1 (0.83%) SolarWinds Orion
Vendors
1 50 (41.32%) Oracle
2 32 (26.45%) HP
3 11 (9.09%) IBM
4 8 (6.61%) Axway
5 7 (5.79%) Cisco
6 6 (4.96%) F5
6 6 (4.96%) Salesforce.com
7 5 (4.13%) Tumbleweed
8 4 (3.31%) hybris
8 4 (3.31%) Stellent
8 4 (3.31%) VMware
8 4 (3.31%) Endeca
8 4 (3.31%) Yahoo!
8 4 (3.31%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.31%) Interwoven
9 3 (2.48%) Red Hat
9 3 (2.48%) Apple
9 3 (2.48%) SAP
10 2 (1.65%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.65%) Juniper
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