The table below looks at the statistics for HTTPS skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTPS over the 3 months to 29 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 225 221 233
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +12
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 23 11 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.25% 0.13% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.25% 0.69% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 12
Average daily rate
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£360 £325 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -9.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £239 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £560 £372
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.68% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £22.50 £77.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -70.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -30.55%
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England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the South East region.

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1842 1605 2015
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.83% 18.35% 20.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 877 738 603
Average daily rate £348 £350 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.57% +6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £190 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £473 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 96 102 174
Average hourly rate £20.21 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.20% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.50 £13.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £37.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

HTTPS
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

HTTPS Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

HTTPS
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

HTTPS Daily Rate Trend in the South East

HTTPS
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

HTTPS Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

HTTPS
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTPS within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 August 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
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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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hampshire +2 18 £355 - 5
Berkshire +11 5 £375 +21.95%
Buckinghamshire - - - - 1
East Sussex - - - -
Kent - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 2
HTTPS
England

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 51 (89.47%) Windows
2 45 (78.95%) UNIX
3 41 (71.93%) .NET
4 39 (68.42%) JavaScript
4 39 (68.42%) Oracle
4 39 (68.42%) ASP.NET
5 38 (66.67%) HTML
6 35 (61.40%) TCP/IP
7 32 (56.14%) HP
7 32 (56.14%) ISTQB
7 32 (56.14%) HP Quality Center
8 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2008
8 31 (54.39%) Software Testing
8 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2003
8 31 (54.39%) HTTP
8 31 (54.39%) JSP
8 31 (54.39%) Windows 2000
8 31 (54.39%) Windows XP
9 28 (49.12%) Linux
9 28 (49.12%) Oracle EBS
9 28 (49.12%) Security Cleared
9 28 (49.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 21 (36.84%) SC Cleared
11 20 (35.09%) Performance Testing
11 20 (35.09%) QuickTest Pro
11 20 (35.09%) LoadRunner
12 17 (29.82%) DNS
12 17 (29.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
13 16 (28.07%) FTP
14 15 (26.32%) Test Scripting

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 8 (14.04%) IIS
2 4 (7.02%) WebSphere
2 4 (7.02%) Liferay
2 4 (7.02%) IBM HTTP Server
2 4 (7.02%) Apache
2 4 (7.02%) WebSphere Application Server
2 4 (7.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 3 (5.26%) WebLogic
Applications
1 3 (5.26%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (49.12%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.75%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 35 (61.40%) TCP/IP
2 31 (54.39%) HTTP
3 17 (29.82%) DNS
4 16 (28.07%) FTP
5 14 (24.56%) SSL
6 12 (21.05%) Internet
7 11 (19.30%) Wireshark
8 8 (14.04%) Firewall
9 7 (12.28%) NAS
10 5 (8.77%) DMZ
11 4 (7.02%) Intranet
12 3 (5.26%) SAN
13 1 (1.75%) MPLS
13 1 (1.75%) OSPF
13 1 (1.75%) BGP
13 1 (1.75%) EIGRP
13 1 (1.75%) IGRP
13 1 (1.75%) ATM
13 1 (1.75%) LAN
13 1 (1.75%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 20 (35.09%) QuickTest Pro
1 20 (35.09%) LoadRunner
2 7 (12.28%) Introscope
3 3 (5.26%) Toad
3 3 (5.26%) JProfiler
3 3 (5.26%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.75%) Retail
3 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (26.32%) Analyst
1 15 (26.32%) Test Analyst
2 12 (21.05%) Tester
3 9 (15.79%) Performance Tester
4 8 (14.04%) Administrator
5 7 (12.28%) Test Specialist
6 6 (10.53%) Performance Test Analyst
6 6 (10.53%) Performance Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Integration Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Integration Test Analyst
7 4 (7.02%) Test Leader
7 4 (7.02%) Performance Test Specialist
7 4 (7.02%) Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.02%) Support Engineer
7 4 (7.02%) Architect
7 4 (7.02%) UNIX Systems Administrator
7 4 (7.02%) UNIX Administrator
8 3 (5.26%) Performance Engineer
9 2 (3.51%) Performance Test Manager
9 2 (3.51%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 41 (71.93%) .NET
2 39 (68.42%) ASP.NET
3 38 (66.67%) HTML
4 31 (54.39%) JSP
5 7 (12.28%) CSS
6 4 (7.02%) WebCenter
7 3 (5.26%) Middleware
7 3 (5.26%) JDBC
7 3 (5.26%) XML
7 3 (5.26%) ODBC
7 3 (5.26%) JPA
8 2 (3.51%) Web Services
9 1 (1.75%) Struts
9 1 (1.75%) J2EE
9 1 (1.75%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 1 (1.75%) Statistics
1 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
1 1 (1.75%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 51 (89.47%) Windows
2 45 (78.95%) UNIX
3 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2008
3 31 (54.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (54.39%) Windows 2000
3 31 (54.39%) Windows XP
4 28 (49.12%) Linux
5 7 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (8.77%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (54.39%) Software Testing
2 20 (35.09%) Performance Testing
3 15 (26.32%) Test Scripting
4 14 (24.56%) Test Strategy
4 14 (24.56%) Workflow
4 14 (24.56%) Knowledge Management
5 12 (21.05%) Validation
5 12 (21.05%) Performance Analysis
6 9 (15.79%) Migration
7 8 (14.04%) Load Testing
7 8 (14.04%) Test Automation
8 5 (8.77%) Web Development
9 4 (7.02%) Capacity Planning
9 4 (7.02%) Change Management
9 4 (7.02%) Incident Management
10 3 (5.26%) Performance Engineering
11 2 (3.51%) Usability Testing
11 2 (3.51%) Functional Testing
11 2 (3.51%) Regression Testing
11 2 (3.51%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 39 (68.42%) JavaScript
2 13 (22.81%) SQL
3 11 (19.30%) Java
4 10 (17.54%) Shell Script
5 7 (12.28%) VB
5 7 (12.28%) AWK
5 7 (12.28%) Korn
5 7 (12.28%) sed
6 4 (7.02%) C++
7 3 (5.26%) C#
8 1 (1.75%) VBScript
8 1 (1.75%) PowerShell
8 1 (1.75%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 32 (56.14%) ISTQB
2 28 (49.12%) Security Cleared
2 28 (49.12%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 21 (36.84%) SC Cleared
4 9 (15.79%) DV Cleared
5 6 (10.53%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (8.77%) MCSE
7 4 (7.02%) CCNA
7 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
8 3 (5.26%) ISEB
8 3 (5.26%) CCNP
9 2 (3.51%) Degree
9 2 (3.51%) MCPD
9 2 (3.51%) ISEB Practitioner
9 2 (3.51%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 1 (1.75%) MCITP
10 1 (1.75%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.75%) COBIT
System Software
1 11 (19.30%) Nmap
2 1 (1.75%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 32 (56.14%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (29.82%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 11 (19.30%) Nessus
4 4 (7.02%) CA Wily
5 3 (5.26%) nmon
Vendors
1 39 (68.42%) Oracle
2 32 (56.14%) HP
3 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
4 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
5 4 (7.02%) FatWire
5 4 (7.02%) IBM
6 3 (5.26%) Sun
7 1 (1.75%) Juniper
7 1 (1.75%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.75%) Cisco
7 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.75%) VMware
7 1 (1.75%) F5