The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 South East 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 225 234 240
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +6
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 25 3 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.26% 0.036% 0.075%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.46% 0.18% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 1 1
Average daily rate £328 £360 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.02% +6.66%
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
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1714 1622 2194
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 17.70% 19.38% 20.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 663 712
Average daily rate £330 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £186 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £464 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 129 156 177
Average hourly rate £21.61 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.95% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £37.50 £42.50
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 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

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

HTTPS Daily Rate Histogram 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 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
Berkshire -6 3 £330 - 1
Surrey - - - - 2
HTTPS
England

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 40 (86.96%) TCP/IP
2 39 (84.78%) UNIX
3 37 (80.43%) Windows
4 33 (71.74%) HP Quality Center
5 32 (69.57%) HTML
5 32 (69.57%) HP
6 31 (67.39%) Windows Server 2003
6 31 (67.39%) JavaScript
6 31 (67.39%) .NET
6 31 (67.39%) Oracle
6 31 (67.39%) JSP
6 31 (67.39%) ASP.NET
6 31 (67.39%) Windows 2000
6 31 (67.39%) Windows XP
6 31 (67.39%) Windows Server 2008
6 31 (67.39%) Security Cleared
7 30 (65.22%) SC Cleared
8 29 (63.04%) Software Testing
8 29 (63.04%) ISTQB
9 28 (60.87%) Oracle EBS
10 26 (56.52%) Linux
11 25 (54.35%) HTTP
11 25 (54.35%) SSL
12 19 (41.30%) Workflow
13 18 (39.13%) Validation
13 18 (39.13%) Nessus
14 17 (36.96%) Knowledge Management
14 17 (36.96%) Nmap
14 17 (36.96%) Wireshark
14 17 (36.96%) Test Scripting

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 4 (8.70%) WebSphere Application Server
1 4 (8.70%) WebSphere
2 3 (6.52%) IBM HTTP Server
3 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
4 1 (2.17%) Liferay
4 1 (2.17%) Apache
4 1 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (4.35%) MS Office
2 1 (2.17%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 28 (60.87%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.17%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 40 (86.96%) TCP/IP
2 25 (54.35%) HTTP
2 25 (54.35%) SSL
3 17 (36.96%) Wireshark
4 14 (30.43%) DNS
5 9 (19.57%) FTP
6 6 (13.04%) Firewall
7 4 (8.70%) LAN
8 3 (6.52%) VLAN
8 3 (6.52%) SAN
8 3 (6.52%) LDAP
9 2 (4.35%) VPN
9 2 (4.35%) ATM
9 2 (4.35%) WAN
9 2 (4.35%) SMTP
9 2 (4.35%) Ethernet
9 2 (4.35%) MPLS
9 2 (4.35%) OSPF
9 2 (4.35%) BGP
9 2 (4.35%) EIGRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (19.57%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (6.52%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.17%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 13 (28.26%) QuickTest Pro
1 13 (28.26%) LoadRunner
2 3 (6.52%) Introscope
3 1 (2.17%) Rational Performance Tester
3 1 (2.17%) JProfiler
3 1 (2.17%) EasyMock
3 1 (2.17%) Eclipse
3 1 (2.17%) Toad
3 1 (2.17%) JUnit
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 2 (4.35%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.17%) Retail
3 1 (2.17%) Legal
Job Titles
1 15 (32.61%) Tester
1 15 (32.61%) Analyst
2 14 (30.43%) Test Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Technical Tester
3 6 (13.04%) Performance Test Analyst
3 6 (13.04%) Performance Analyst
4 5 (10.87%) Performance Tester
5 3 (6.52%) Performance Engineer
5 3 (6.52%) Administrator
5 3 (6.52%) Test Specialist
5 3 (6.52%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (6.52%) Architect
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Analyst
6 2 (4.35%) Consultant
6 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (4.35%) Systems Tester
6 2 (4.35%) Test Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Release Manager
6 2 (4.35%) Network Engineer
6 2 (4.35%) Applications Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (69.57%) HTML
2 31 (67.39%) .NET
2 31 (67.39%) JSP
2 31 (67.39%) ASP.NET
3 3 (6.52%) Middleware
3 3 (6.52%) JMS
3 3 (6.52%) J2EE
3 3 (6.52%) SOAP
3 3 (6.52%) Web Services
4 2 (4.35%) XML
4 2 (4.35%) XSD
4 2 (4.35%) XSLT
4 2 (4.35%) JDBC
4 2 (4.35%) XML Schema
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere MQ
4 2 (4.35%) JPA
4 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 1 (2.17%) jQuery
5 1 (2.17%) WebCenter
5 1 (2.17%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 2 (4.35%) HACMP
1 2 (4.35%) Clustering
1 2 (4.35%) DataPower
2 1 (2.17%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.17%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.17%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 39 (84.78%) UNIX
2 37 (80.43%) Windows
3 31 (67.39%) Windows Server 2003
3 31 (67.39%) Windows 2000
3 31 (67.39%) Windows XP
3 31 (67.39%) Windows Server 2008
4 26 (56.52%) Linux
5 4 (8.70%) Solaris
6 2 (4.35%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (63.04%) Software Testing
2 19 (41.30%) Workflow
3 18 (39.13%) Validation
4 17 (36.96%) Knowledge Management
4 17 (36.96%) Test Scripting
4 17 (36.96%) Test Strategy
5 13 (28.26%) Performance Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Load Testing
6 6 (13.04%) Test Automation
7 5 (10.87%) ITIL
8 3 (6.52%) Performance Engineering
9 2 (4.35%) SIEM
9 2 (4.35%) Change Control
9 2 (4.35%) Vulnerability Management
9 2 (4.35%) Network Design
9 2 (4.35%) Risk Analysis
10 1 (2.17%) User Acceptance Testing
10 1 (2.17%) Usability Testing
10 1 (2.17%) Load Balancing
10 1 (2.17%) Project Planning
Programming Languages
1 31 (67.39%) JavaScript
2 7 (15.22%) SQL
3 5 (10.87%) Java
4 4 (8.70%) VB
5 3 (6.52%) Jython
6 2 (4.35%) ActionScript
6 2 (4.35%) C#
6 2 (4.35%) XPath
6 2 (4.35%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (2.17%) Bash Shell
7 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
7 1 (2.17%) Korn
7 1 (2.17%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.17%) Python
7 1 (2.17%) C++
7 1 (2.17%) VBScript
7 1 (2.17%) Perl
7 1 (2.17%) C
Qualifications
1 31 (67.39%) Security Cleared
2 30 (65.22%) SC Cleared
3 29 (63.04%) ISTQB
4 12 (26.09%) DV Cleared
5 3 (6.52%) ISEB
6 2 (4.35%) CCNA
6 2 (4.35%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (2.17%) MCITP
7 1 (2.17%) ISEB Practitioner
7 1 (2.17%) CISM
7 1 (2.17%) Microsoft Certification
7 1 (2.17%) PRINCE2 Certification
7 1 (2.17%) CISSP
7 1 (2.17%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.17%) QA
1 1 (2.17%) PCI DSS
1 1 (2.17%) COBIT
1 1 (2.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 17 (36.96%) Nmap
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 33 (71.74%) HP Quality Center
2 18 (39.13%) Nessus
3 12 (26.09%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (4.35%) CA SiteMinder
4 2 (4.35%) Tivoli
4 2 (4.35%) Tivoli Monitoring
4 2 (4.35%) CA Wily
5 1 (2.17%) nmon
Vendors
1 32 (69.57%) HP
2 31 (67.39%) Oracle
3 6 (13.04%) IBM
4 3 (6.52%) Cisco
5 2 (4.35%) Remedy
5 2 (4.35%) CheckPoint
5 2 (4.35%) Juniper
5 2 (4.35%) VMware
5 2 (4.35%) F5
5 2 (4.35%) Axway
6 1 (2.17%) FatWire
6 1 (2.17%) Nortel
6 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.17%) McAfee
6 1 (2.17%) Microsoft