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 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 231 223 229
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +6
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 19 9 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.20% 0.10% 0.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.60% 1.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 3 13
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£350 £620 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +68.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £516 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £390 £644 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £411 £435 £368
% change year-on-year
-5.45% +18.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £12.00 £22.50 £77.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-46.66% -70.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £38.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-68.83% -35.83%
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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
1896 1502 1974
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.51% 17.47% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 894 696 632
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 107 101 169
Average hourly rate £19.91 £24.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.04% +20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 24 October 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 - 10 - - 4
Berkshire +17 8 £350 -
Buckinghamshire -9 1 - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
HTTPS
England

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 50 (86.21%) Windows
2 44 (75.86%) UNIX
3 38 (65.52%) Oracle
4 35 (60.34%) .NET
5 33 (56.90%) JavaScript
5 33 (56.90%) Linux
6 32 (55.17%) ASP.NET
7 31 (53.45%) HTML
7 31 (53.45%) TCP/IP
8 28 (48.28%) HTTP
9 25 (43.10%) FTP
10 24 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
11 22 (37.93%) HP Quality Center
11 22 (37.93%) ISTQB
11 22 (37.93%) Software Testing
12 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (36.21%) Windows XP
12 21 (36.21%) HP
12 21 (36.21%) JSP
12 21 (36.21%) Windows 2000
13 20 (34.48%) Oracle EBS
13 20 (34.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
14 19 (32.76%) Security Cleared
15 17 (29.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 17 (29.31%) Red Hat
15 17 (29.31%) DNS
16 16 (27.59%) Shell Script
16 16 (27.59%) Migration
17 15 (25.86%) Internet
17 15 (25.86%) Firewall

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 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 11 (18.97%) IIS
2 7 (12.07%) Apache
3 4 (6.90%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (6.90%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (6.90%) WebSphere
3 4 (6.90%) Liferay
3 4 (6.90%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (3.45%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (8.62%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (1.72%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 20 (34.48%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (1.72%) Oracle Applications
Communications & Networking
1 31 (53.45%) TCP/IP
2 28 (48.28%) HTTP
3 25 (43.10%) FTP
4 17 (29.31%) DNS
5 15 (25.86%) Internet
5 15 (25.86%) Firewall
6 14 (24.14%) NAS
6 14 (24.14%) SSL
7 12 (20.69%) DMZ
8 11 (18.97%) Wireshark
9 6 (10.34%) Intranet
10 3 (5.17%) BIG-IP
10 3 (5.17%) SMTP
11 2 (3.45%) Broadband
11 2 (3.45%) RIP
11 2 (3.45%) SNMP
11 2 (3.45%) 3G
11 2 (3.45%) OSPF
11 2 (3.45%) BGP
11 2 (3.45%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.62%) Oracle Reports
2 3 (5.17%) MySQL
2 3 (5.17%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) QuickTest Pro
1 13 (22.41%) LoadRunner
2 6 (10.34%) Introscope
3 2 (3.45%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (3.45%) JProfiler
3 2 (3.45%) Toad
General
1 6 (10.34%) Finance
2 2 (3.45%) Back Office
2 2 (3.45%) Telecoms
2 2 (3.45%) Retail
2 2 (3.45%) Billing
3 1 (1.72%) Military
Job Titles
1 12 (20.69%) Administrator
2 11 (18.97%) Analyst
3 10 (17.24%) Test Analyst
4 8 (13.79%) Tester
5 6 (10.34%) Consultant
5 6 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
5 6 (10.34%) UNIX Systems Administrator
5 6 (10.34%) UNIX Administrator
6 5 (8.62%) Performance Tester
7 4 (6.90%) Performance Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Test Specialist
7 4 (6.90%) Support Engineer
7 4 (6.90%) Performance Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Integration Test Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Integration Analyst
7 4 (6.90%) Test Leader
8 3 (5.17%) Applications Support
8 3 (5.17%) Migration Consultant
8 3 (5.17%) UNIX Consultant
9 2 (3.45%) Performance Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (60.34%) .NET
2 32 (55.17%) ASP.NET
3 31 (53.45%) HTML
4 21 (36.21%) JSP
5 10 (17.24%) CSS
6 4 (6.90%) WebCenter
7 2 (3.45%) JSON
7 2 (3.45%) JDBC
7 2 (3.45%) Web Services
7 2 (3.45%) XML
7 2 (3.45%) ODBC
7 2 (3.45%) Middleware
7 2 (3.45%) LAMP
8 1 (1.72%) Ajax
8 1 (1.72%) JPA
8 1 (1.72%) XHR
Miscellaneous
1 5 (8.62%) User Experience
2 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
3 2 (3.45%) Open Source
4 1 (1.72%) PKI
4 1 (1.72%) Statistics
4 1 (1.72%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 50 (86.21%) Windows
2 44 (75.86%) UNIX
3 33 (56.90%) Linux
4 24 (41.38%) Windows Server 2008
5 21 (36.21%) Windows 2000
5 21 (36.21%) Windows XP
5 21 (36.21%) Windows Server 2003
6 17 (29.31%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (6.90%) Solaris
8 3 (5.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (37.93%) Software Testing
2 16 (27.59%) Migration
3 13 (22.41%) Performance Testing
4 12 (20.69%) Test Scripting
4 12 (20.69%) Performance Analysis
5 11 (18.97%) Test Strategy
5 11 (18.97%) Knowledge Management
6 10 (17.24%) Workflow
7 9 (15.52%) Validation
8 7 (12.07%) Change Management
9 6 (10.34%) Load Testing
9 6 (10.34%) Test Automation
10 5 (8.62%) Web Development
11 4 (6.90%) Incident Management
11 4 (6.90%) Capacity Planning
12 3 (5.17%) Capacity Management
12 3 (5.17%) Performance Monitoring
12 3 (5.17%) E-Commerce
12 3 (5.17%) Disaster Recovery
13 2 (3.45%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 33 (56.90%) JavaScript
2 16 (27.59%) Shell Script
3 14 (24.14%) AWK
3 14 (24.14%) Korn
3 14 (24.14%) sed
4 12 (20.69%) SQL
5 7 (12.07%) Java
6 3 (5.17%) VB
6 3 (5.17%) PHP
6 3 (5.17%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.45%) C++
8 1 (1.72%) C
8 1 (1.72%) C#
Qualifications
1 22 (37.93%) ISTQB
2 20 (34.48%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 19 (32.76%) Security Cleared
4 13 (22.41%) SC Cleared
5 9 (15.52%) DV Cleared
6 5 (8.62%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (8.62%) MCSE
7 3 (5.17%) CCNP
7 3 (5.17%) CCNA
7 3 (5.17%) Cisco Certification
8 2 (3.45%) ISEB
8 2 (3.45%) MCPD
8 2 (3.45%) Degree
9 1 (1.72%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.72%) ISEB Practitioner
System Software
1 9 (15.52%) Nmap
2 2 (3.45%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.72%) Forefront TMG
Systems Management
1 22 (37.93%) HP Quality Center
2 11 (18.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 9 (15.52%) Nessus
4 4 (6.90%) CA Wily
5 2 (3.45%) FortiGate
5 2 (3.45%) nmon
Vendors
1 38 (65.52%) Oracle
2 21 (36.21%) HP
3 17 (29.31%) Red Hat
4 8 (13.79%) Sun
5 5 (8.62%) Microsoft
6 4 (6.90%) IBM
6 4 (6.90%) FatWire
7 3 (5.17%) F5
8 2 (3.45%) Blue Coat
8 2 (3.45%) Cisco
8 2 (3.45%) CheckPoint
8 2 (3.45%) Alias
9 1 (1.72%) New Relic
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