The table below looks at the statistics for HTTPS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTPS over the 3 months to 31 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 532 548 535
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -13
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 111 62 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.21% 0.11% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 0.78% 1.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 68 29 36
Median daily rate £400 £400 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £248 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £522 £443
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £325
% change year-on-year
- +23.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8536 7954 7149
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.92% 14.67% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5190 4459 3882
Median daily rate £390 £350 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.42% -1.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £340 £330
% change year-on-year
+8.82% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 462 409
Median hourly rate £26.25 £25.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +31.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £43.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% +44.44%

HTTPS
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing HTTPS as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

HTTPS Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HTTPS
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HTTPS within the UK.

HTTPS Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HTTPS
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTPS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016.

HTTPS Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HTTPS
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HTTPS within the UK.

HTTPS Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HTTPS
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTPS within the UK over the 3 months to 31 May 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +34 98 £400 - 94
London +25 35 £415 -20.19% 37
South East -16 20 £450 +71.42% 7
North West -6 12 £410 +2.50% 10
Berkshire +4 11 £469 -
South West -3 11 £393 -1.87% 4
Scotland -7 11 £420 -6.66% 3
City of London +44 10 £468 -10.09% 10
Lancashire - 8 £341 -
Dorset - 7 £393 -
West Midlands -15 6 £475 +40.74% 9
Bournemouth - 6 £393 -
Preston - 6 £358 -
Croydon - 5 £393 -
Erskine - 5 £398 -
Reading - 5 £463 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £367 -
Tyne and Wear - 5 £367 -
North East - 5 £367 - 1
Renfrewshire - 5 £398 - 1
East of England +9 4 £525 - 2
Yorkshire - 4 £295 - 16
Solihull - 4 - -
Buckinghamshire +14 3 - - 1
Hampshire 0 3 £425 +73.46% 1
Surrey -16 2 £450 - 4
Manchester -16 2 £493 - 9
Merseyside - 2 £600 - 1
Leeds - 2 £325 - 11
South Yorkshire - 2 £265 - 1

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HTTPS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for HTTPS.

1 114 (53.02%) HTTP
2 69 (32.09%) Java
3 60 (27.91%) Firewall
4 55 (25.58%) SQL
5 51 (23.72%) XML
6 49 (22.79%) Linux
7 47 (21.86%) TCP/IP
8 46 (21.40%) Security Cleared
9 45 (20.93%) Unix
10 44 (20.47%) Windows
11 43 (20.00%) Finance
11 43 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
12 41 (19.07%) Web Services
13 40 (18.60%) FTP
14 39 (18.14%) Middleware
15 38 (17.67%) VMware
15 38 (17.67%) Microsoft
16 37 (17.21%) JavaScript
17 36 (16.74%) Python
18 35 (16.28%) SC Cleared
19 34 (15.81%) ITIL
20 33 (15.35%) REST
21 32 (14.88%) SSL
22 31 (14.42%) SOAP
22 31 (14.42%) Oracle
22 31 (14.42%) JSON
23 30 (13.95%) Shell Script
23 30 (13.95%) IBM
23 30 (13.95%) VPN
23 30 (13.95%) SOA

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 29 (13.49%) MQSeries
2 26 (12.09%) Apache
3 15 (6.98%) WebSphere
4 14 (6.51%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
5 10 (4.65%) WebSphere Application Server
6 8 (3.72%) IBM HTTP Server
6 8 (3.72%) OpenStack
7 6 (2.79%) IIS
8 5 (2.33%) Node.js
8 5 (2.33%) Tomcat
8 5 (2.33%) WebSphere Portal
9 4 (1.86%) Eucalyptus
9 4 (1.86%) iPlanet
9 4 (1.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (1.40%) SharePoint
10 3 (1.40%) Skype for Business
10 3 (1.40%) WebLogic
10 3 (1.40%) WordPress
11 2 (0.93%) Elasticsearch
11 2 (0.93%) JBoss
Applications
1 20 (9.30%) MS Excel
2 11 (5.12%) MS Office
3 10 (4.65%) MS Visio
4 8 (3.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.86%) MS Project
6 2 (0.93%) Fireworks
6 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.47%) Maple
7 1 (0.47%) Mathematica
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.93%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.47%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.47%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (0.47%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (0.47%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 18 (8.37%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (4.65%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (3.72%) Amazon EC2
4 5 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (1.86%) Amazon S3
6 3 (1.40%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 3 (1.40%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (1.40%) Boomi
6 3 (1.40%) Office 365
7 2 (0.93%) Force.com
7 2 (0.93%) IaaS
7 2 (0.93%) PaaS
7 2 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
8 1 (0.47%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (0.47%) GitHub
8 1 (0.47%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 114 (53.02%) HTTP
2 60 (27.91%) Firewall
3 47 (21.86%) TCP/IP
4 40 (18.60%) FTP
5 32 (14.88%) SSL
6 30 (13.95%) VPN
7 29 (13.49%) Network Security
8 26 (12.09%) DNS
9 24 (11.16%) LDAP
9 24 (11.16%) Wireshark
10 19 (8.84%) NAS
11 18 (8.37%) DHCP
12 17 (7.91%) LAN
12 17 (7.91%) WAN
12 17 (7.91%) WinSCP
13 13 (6.05%) BIG-IP
13 13 (6.05%) IPsec
14 12 (5.58%) Reverse Proxy
14 12 (5.58%) SMTP
14 12 (5.58%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 15 (6.98%) Oracle Database
3 10 (4.65%) Apache Cassandra
4 9 (4.19%) MySQL
5 5 (2.33%) Relational Database
6 4 (1.86%) RDBMS
7 3 (1.40%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (1.40%) CouchDB
7 3 (1.40%) MarkLogic
7 3 (1.40%) MongoDB
7 3 (1.40%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (1.40%) Triplestore
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle ODI
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle Reports
8 2 (0.93%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
9 1 (0.47%) Data Warehouse
9 1 (0.47%) MS Access
9 1 (0.47%) OLAP
Development Applications
1 17 (7.91%) XMLSpy
2 15 (6.98%) ClearCase
3 14 (6.51%) Maven
4 13 (6.05%) Jenkins
5 12 (5.58%) Subversion
6 10 (4.65%) Eclipse
6 10 (4.65%) JUnit
7 8 (3.72%) Git (software)
7 8 (3.72%) IntelliJ
8 6 (2.79%) Introscope
9 5 (2.33%) LoadRunner
9 5 (2.33%) Selenium
10 4 (1.86%) GitLab
10 4 (1.86%) Jasmine
10 4 (1.86%) SoapUI
11 3 (1.40%) MSI
12 2 (0.93%) Ant
12 2 (0.93%) PHPUnit
12 2 (0.93%) Toad
12 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 43 (20.00%) Finance
2 13 (6.05%) Banking
3 10 (4.65%) Law
4 9 (4.19%) Retail
5 4 (1.86%) Electronics
6 3 (1.40%) Billing
6 3 (1.40%) Telecoms
7 2 (0.93%) Back Office
7 2 (0.93%) Front Office
7 2 (0.93%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 50 (23.26%) Developer
2 31 (14.42%) Architect
3 17 (7.91%) Linux Engineer
4 15 (6.98%) Analyst
5 12 (5.58%) Designer
5 12 (5.58%) Infrastructure Architect
6 10 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
6 10 (4.65%) Solutions Architect
7 9 (4.19%) Applications Engineer
7 9 (4.19%) Applications Support
7 9 (4.19%) Security Engineer
7 9 (4.19%) Support Engineer
8 8 (3.72%) Applications Support Engineer
8 8 (3.72%) Software Engineer
8 8 (3.72%) WebSphere Specialist
9 7 (3.26%) Applications Specialist
9 7 (3.26%) IP Engineer
9 7 (3.26%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.26%) Server Specialist
10 6 (2.79%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (23.72%) XML
2 41 (19.07%) Web Services
3 39 (18.14%) Middleware
4 33 (15.35%) REST
5 31 (14.42%) JSON
5 31 (14.42%) SOAP
6 21 (9.77%) XSLT
7 20 (9.30%) JMS
8 19 (8.84%) XSD
9 18 (8.37%) J2EE
9 18 (8.37%) WSDL
9 18 (8.37%) XSL
10 16 (7.44%) SAML
11 15 (6.98%) EDI
12 13 (6.05%) CSS
12 13 (6.05%) HTML
13 12 (5.58%) Java EE
14 10 (4.65%) .NET
14 10 (4.65%) LAMP
15 8 (3.72%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 22 (10.23%) iPad
2 17 (7.91%) DataPower
3 16 (7.44%) Computer Science
4 15 (6.98%) SWIFT
5 13 (6.05%) Enterprise Software
6 12 (5.58%) Public Cloud
7 10 (4.65%) Cryptography
8 8 (3.72%) Management Information System
8 8 (3.72%) PKI
9 7 (3.26%) Analytical Skills
10 6 (2.79%) Data Centre
10 6 (2.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
11 5 (2.33%) Algorithms
11 5 (2.33%) Private Cloud
12 4 (1.86%) Arduino
12 4 (1.86%) Clustering
12 4 (1.86%) Home Automation
12 4 (1.86%) Internet of Things
12 4 (1.86%) Raspberry Pi
12 4 (1.86%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 49 (22.79%) Linux
2 45 (20.93%) Unix
3 44 (20.47%) Windows
4 15 (6.98%) Windows Server
5 14 (6.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (1.86%) CentOS
6 4 (1.86%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (0.93%) Solaris
8 2 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (0.47%) AIX
9 1 (0.47%) Android
9 1 (0.47%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
9 1 (0.47%) Ubuntu
9 1 (0.47%) VMS
9 1 (0.47%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (15.81%) ITIL
3 30 (13.95%) SOA
4 26 (12.09%) Load Balancing
5 18 (8.37%) EAI
5 18 (8.37%) TDD
6 17 (7.91%) Software Distribution
7 15 (6.98%) Disaster Recovery
7 15 (6.98%) Migration
8 14 (6.51%) Analytics
8 14 (6.51%) Defect Tracking
8 14 (6.51%) DevOps
9 13 (6.05%) High Availability
10 12 (5.58%) Software Engineering
11 11 (5.12%) E-Commerce
11 11 (5.12%) Project Management
12 10 (4.65%) Data Security
12 10 (4.65%) OO
13 9 (4.19%) Scrum
13 9 (4.19%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 69 (32.09%) Java
2 55 (25.58%) SQL
3 37 (17.21%) JavaScript
4 36 (16.74%) Python
5 30 (13.95%) Shell Script
6 21 (9.77%) Perl
7 19 (8.84%) PHP
8 16 (7.44%) PowerShell
9 9 (4.19%) Jython
9 9 (4.19%) PL/SQL
10 8 (3.72%) Bash Shell
11 7 (3.26%) VB
12 6 (2.79%) C#
12 6 (2.79%) Lua
13 5 (2.33%) C
13 5 (2.33%) Groovy
13 5 (2.33%) Tcl
14 4 (1.86%) C++
15 3 (1.40%) SPARQL
15 3 (1.40%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 46 (21.40%) Security Cleared
2 35 (16.28%) SC Cleared
3 15 (6.98%) Degree
4 14 (6.51%) Cisco Certification
5 9 (4.19%) ITIL Certification
5 9 (4.19%) Microsoft Certification
6 8 (3.72%) CCNP
6 8 (3.72%) CISSP
6 8 (3.72%) DV Cleared
7 7 (3.26%) CCNA
8 6 (2.79%) CCSA
8 6 (2.79%) CCSE
9 2 (0.93%) CCIE
9 2 (0.93%) ISEB
9 2 (0.93%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.47%) HND
10 1 (0.47%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.47%) OCA
10 1 (0.47%) Oracle Certification
10 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (6.98%) SEPA
2 14 (6.51%) HL7
3 7 (3.26%) QA
4 2 (0.93%) AIFMD
4 2 (0.93%) Dodd-Frank
4 2 (0.93%) MiFID
4 2 (0.93%) UCITS
5 1 (0.47%) FATCA
5 1 (0.47%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 27 (12.56%) Active Directory
1 27 (12.56%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (5.12%) Microsoft App-V
2 11 (5.12%) Samba
3 6 (2.79%) ProxySG
4 4 (1.86%) Hyper-V
5 2 (0.93%) Docker
5 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (0.93%) Terminal Server
5 2 (0.93%) VMware ESX
5 2 (0.93%) XenApp
6 1 (0.47%) NFS
6 1 (0.47%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 1 (0.47%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (11.63%) Puppet
2 14 (6.51%) HP Quality Center
2 14 (6.51%) Nagios
2 14 (6.51%) SCCM
3 13 (6.05%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 12 (5.58%) Ansible
5 11 (5.12%) yum
6 8 (3.72%) BladeLogic
6 8 (3.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 8 (3.72%) SCOrch
6 8 (3.72%) Tivoli
7 6 (2.79%) FortiGate
8 5 (2.33%) CA Wily
8 5 (2.33%) Opscode Chef
9 4 (1.86%) WSUS
10 2 (0.93%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
10 2 (0.93%) Tivoli Identity Manager
10 2 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 1 (0.47%) nmon
Vendors
1 38 (17.67%) Microsoft
1 38 (17.67%) VMware
2 31 (14.42%) Oracle
3 30 (13.95%) IBM
4 27 (12.56%) HP
5 26 (12.09%) Cisco
6 25 (11.63%) F5
6 25 (11.63%) Red Hat
7 17 (7.91%) CheckPoint
7 17 (7.91%) NetApp
8 16 (7.44%) Dell
9 14 (6.51%) Remedy
10 13 (6.05%) CA
11 11 (5.12%) Facebook
11 11 (5.12%) Twitter
12 8 (3.72%) BMC
12 8 (3.72%) Citrix
13 7 (3.26%) Blue Coat
14 4 (1.86%) Sybase
14 4 (1.86%) Symantec
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