The first table below looks at the demand for HTTPS skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West 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 North West 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 - - -
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Communications & Networking category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
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
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
396 317 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.48% 13.16% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 125 226
Average daily rate £310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £149 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 34
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £40.07
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
HTTPS
England

HTTPS
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

HTTPS Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HTTPS
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

HTTPS Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HTTPS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTPS within the North West 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
Manchester - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - -
HTTPS
England

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (77.78%) UNIX
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) DMZ
2 6 (66.67%) Middleware
2 6 (66.67%) Mainframe
2 6 (66.67%) GIS
2 6 (66.67%) Change Management
2 6 (66.67%) SSL
2 6 (66.67%) Clustering
3 5 (55.56%) FTP
3 5 (55.56%) Axway
4 4 (44.44%) ISPF
4 4 (44.44%) Tumbleweed
4 4 (44.44%) Internet
4 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
4 4 (44.44%) JCL
4 4 (44.44%) AIX
4 4 (44.44%) Banking
5 2 (22.22%) Gentran
5 2 (22.22%) ITIL
5 2 (22.22%) Finance
5 2 (22.22%) C
5 2 (22.22%) HTTP
5 2 (22.22%) Oracle
6 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (11.11%) Web Services
6 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
6 1 (11.11%) C#
6 1 (11.11%) C++
6 1 (11.11%) Java

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 2 (22.22%) Gentran
Communications & Networking
1 6 (66.67%) DMZ
1 6 (66.67%) SSL
2 5 (55.56%) FTP
3 4 (44.44%) Internet
4 2 (22.22%) HTTP
5 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
5 1 (11.11%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 1 (11.11%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 4 (44.44%) Banking
2 2 (22.22%) Finance
3 1 (11.11%) Retail
3 1 (11.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (33.33%) Middleware Specialist
1 3 (33.33%) Infrastructure Specialist
2 2 (22.22%) Developer
2 2 (22.22%) Consultant
3 1 (11.11%) Java Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Middleware Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (66.67%) Middleware
2 4 (44.44%) ISPF
3 1 (11.11%) Web Services
3 1 (11.11%) J2ME
3 1 (11.11%) AWT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (66.67%) Mainframe
1 6 (66.67%) GIS
1 6 (66.67%) Clustering
2 1 (11.11%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) UNIX
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 4 (44.44%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (66.67%) Change Management
2 2 (22.22%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 4 (44.44%) Shell Script
1 4 (44.44%) JCL
2 2 (22.22%) C
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) C++
3 1 (11.11%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) HL7
Vendors
1 5 (55.56%) Axway
2 4 (44.44%) Tumbleweed
3 2 (22.22%) Oracle
4 1 (11.11%) InterSystems