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 30 July 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
30 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 574 600 528
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -72
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 87 63 110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.16% 0.11% 0.20%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.00% 0.79% 1.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 32 47
Median daily rate £393 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.75% +6.53%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £330 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £405 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.08% +15.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.78 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.92% +25.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.78 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.92% +25.08%

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
8725 7949 7689
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.21% 13.93% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 5338 4551 4078
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £225 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 485 443
Median hourly rate £29.25 £21.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+39.28% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.35 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £47.83 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 30 July 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 30 July 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 +30 71 £393 -1.87% 114
London -9 19 £393 +6.44% 53
North West +12 16 £550 +12.64% 12
North East - 16 £298 - 3
Tyne and Wear - 16 £298 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 16 £298 - 1
Scotland +12 13 £420 +11.77% 4
Cheshire - 8 £525 - 1
South East +10 7 £353 -14.02% 8
Glasgow +8 6 £420 +12.00% 1
South West +1 6 £393 -1.87% 9
Warrington - 5 £525 - 1
West Dunbartonshire - 4 £420 - 1
Clydebank - 4 £420 - 1
City of London +50 3 £418 +26.51% 12
Lancashire -6 3 £500 -16.66%
Manchester -10 3 £550 +46.08% 9
Berkshire -10 3 £353 - 1
Stockport - 3 £550 -
Bournemouth - 3 £393 - 2
Dorset - 3 £393 - 2
Buckinghamshire +9 2 £375 -8.53%
Yorkshire 0 2 - - 9
West Midlands -26 2 £275 -4.34% 11
East Midlands - 2 - - 6
Bristol - 2 - - 1
Derby - 2 - -
Merseyside - 2 £450 -
Preston - 2 £450 -
Sheffield - 2 - - 1

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 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.

1 133 (61.86%) HTTP
2 62 (28.84%) Linux
3 56 (26.05%) Java
4 54 (25.12%) Windows
5 51 (23.72%) Firewall
6 48 (22.33%) TCP/IP
7 47 (21.86%) Security Cleared
8 46 (21.40%) Finance
9 44 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
10 43 (20.00%) JavaScript
11 41 (19.07%) SSL
12 40 (18.60%) SQL
12 40 (18.60%) XML
13 39 (18.14%) Oracle
13 39 (18.14%) FTP
13 39 (18.14%) Unix
14 38 (17.67%) Microsoft
15 37 (17.21%) Web Services
15 37 (17.21%) Python
16 34 (15.81%) ITIL
17 33 (15.35%) LDAP
17 33 (15.35%) Shell Script
17 33 (15.35%) Middleware
17 33 (15.35%) JSON
17 33 (15.35%) SC Cleared
18 31 (14.42%) VPN
19 30 (13.95%) Apache
20 29 (13.49%) VMware
21 28 (13.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
21 28 (13.02%) Puppet

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 30 (13.95%) Apache
2 22 (10.23%) MQSeries
3 18 (8.37%) IIS
3 18 (8.37%) WebSphere
4 14 (6.51%) WebLogic
5 12 (5.58%) WebSphere Application Server
6 9 (4.19%) IBM HTTP Server
7 7 (3.26%) IBM Transformation Extender
8 6 (2.79%) WebSphere Portal
9 5 (2.33%) JBoss
9 5 (2.33%) OpenStack
10 4 (1.86%) Tomcat
11 3 (1.40%) Confluence
11 3 (1.40%) Drupal
11 3 (1.40%) iPlanet
11 3 (1.40%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 2 (0.93%) CMS
12 2 (0.93%) FileNet
12 2 (0.93%) MS Exchange
12 2 (0.93%) SharePoint
Applications
1 16 (7.44%) MS Excel
2 7 (3.26%) MS Office
3 5 (2.33%) MS Visio
4 4 (1.86%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.93%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.93%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.47%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.93%) Oracle EBS
1 2 (0.93%) Salesforce.com CRM
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%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.47%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 16 (7.44%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.79%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (1.86%) Amazon S3
4 4 (1.86%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (1.40%) Boomi
6 2 (0.93%) Force.com
6 2 (0.93%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 1 (0.47%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.47%) GitHub
7 1 (0.47%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 133 (61.86%) HTTP
2 51 (23.72%) Firewall
3 48 (22.33%) TCP/IP
4 41 (19.07%) SSL
5 39 (18.14%) FTP
6 33 (15.35%) LDAP
7 31 (14.42%) VPN
8 25 (11.63%) DNS
9 24 (11.16%) Network Security
10 22 (10.23%) Wireshark
11 20 (9.30%) NAS
12 19 (8.84%) DHCP
13 18 (8.37%) SMTP
14 15 (6.98%) LAN
14 15 (6.98%) WAN
15 14 (6.51%) IPsec
16 13 (6.05%) Internet
17 12 (5.58%) SAN
18 11 (5.12%) BGP
18 11 (5.12%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (8.37%) SQL Server
2 17 (7.91%) Apache Cassandra
3 15 (6.98%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.33%) MySQL
4 5 (2.33%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.86%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.40%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.93%) CouchDB
7 2 (0.93%) MarkLogic
7 2 (0.93%) MongoDB
7 2 (0.93%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
7 2 (0.93%) Triplestore
8 1 (0.47%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.47%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.47%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.47%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 12 (5.58%) Jenkins
2 10 (4.65%) Maven
2 10 (4.65%) Subversion
2 10 (4.65%) XMLSpy
3 7 (3.26%) ClearCase
3 7 (3.26%) Eclipse
4 6 (2.79%) GitLab
4 6 (2.79%) Introscope
4 6 (2.79%) JUnit
4 6 (2.79%) MSI
5 5 (2.33%) Git (software)
5 5 (2.33%) JIRA
6 4 (1.86%) IntelliJ
6 4 (1.86%) LoadRunner
6 4 (1.86%) Selenium
7 3 (1.40%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.40%) SoapUI
8 2 (0.93%) Ant
8 2 (0.93%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (0.93%) Visual Studio
General
1 46 (21.40%) Finance
2 15 (6.98%) Banking
3 10 (4.65%) Retail
4 7 (3.26%) Law
5 4 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.40%) Billing
6 3 (1.40%) Electronics
6 3 (1.40%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.93%) Back Office
7 2 (0.93%) Marketing
7 2 (0.93%) Publishing
8 1 (0.47%) General Ledger
8 1 (0.47%) Investment Banking
8 1 (0.47%) Legal
8 1 (0.47%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 58 (26.98%) Developer
2 18 (8.37%) Architect
3 17 (7.91%) Linux Engineer
4 14 (6.51%) Analyst
4 14 (6.51%) Integration Developer
5 10 (4.65%) Designer
5 10 (4.65%) DevOps Engineer
5 10 (4.65%) Senior Developer
6 9 (4.19%) Security Engineer
7 8 (3.72%) IP Engineer
7 8 (3.72%) Test Analyst
7 8 (3.72%) WebSphere Specialist
8 7 (3.26%) Applications Developer
8 7 (3.26%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (3.26%) IP Security Engineer
8 7 (3.26%) Server Specialist
8 7 (3.26%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.79%) JavaScript Developer
9 6 (2.79%) WebSphere Server Specialist
9 6 (2.79%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (18.60%) XML
2 37 (17.21%) Web Services
3 33 (15.35%) JSON
3 33 (15.35%) Middleware
4 26 (12.09%) SOAP
5 25 (11.63%) J2EE
6 23 (10.70%) REST
7 21 (9.77%) SAML
8 15 (6.98%) HTML
9 14 (6.51%) CSS
9 14 (6.51%) XSLT
10 12 (5.58%) JMS
10 12 (5.58%) XSD
11 11 (5.12%) WSDL
11 11 (5.12%) XSL
12 9 (4.19%) JDBC
13 8 (3.72%) EDI
13 8 (3.72%) LAMP
14 7 (3.26%) EDIFACT
14 7 (3.26%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.44%) Enterprise Software
2 14 (6.51%) DataPower
3 13 (6.05%) Computer Science
3 13 (6.05%) iPad
4 8 (3.72%) Public Cloud
4 8 (3.72%) SWIFT
5 7 (3.26%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 6 (2.79%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (2.79%) Clustering
6 6 (2.79%) Cryptography
6 6 (2.79%) Wiki
7 5 (2.33%) Internet of Things
7 5 (2.33%) Tandem
8 4 (1.86%) Arduino
8 4 (1.86%) Data Centre
8 4 (1.86%) Home Automation
8 4 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.86%) PKI
8 4 (1.86%) Raspberry Pi
9 3 (1.40%) Mainframe
Operating Systems
1 62 (28.84%) Linux
2 54 (25.12%) Windows
3 39 (18.14%) Unix
4 28 (13.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 28 (13.02%) Windows Server
5 5 (2.33%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (1.40%) CentOS
6 3 (1.40%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (0.93%) AIX
7 2 (0.93%) Android
7 2 (0.93%) Apple iOS
7 2 (0.93%) Solaris
8 1 (0.47%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.47%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (20.47%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (15.81%) ITIL
3 21 (9.77%) Load Balancing
3 21 (9.77%) SOA
4 18 (8.37%) Software Distribution
4 18 (8.37%) Virtual Environments
5 17 (7.91%) Analytics
6 16 (7.44%) High Availability
6 16 (7.44%) Identity Access Management
6 16 (7.44%) Microservices
7 14 (6.51%) Information Security
7 14 (6.51%) Migration
8 13 (6.05%) Disaster Recovery
8 13 (6.05%) TDD
9 12 (5.58%) DevOps
9 12 (5.58%) Extreme Programming
10 11 (5.12%) EAI
10 11 (5.12%) Software Engineering
10 11 (5.12%) Web Development
11 10 (4.65%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 56 (26.05%) Java
2 43 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 40 (18.60%) SQL
4 37 (17.21%) Python
5 33 (15.35%) Shell Script
6 19 (8.84%) PowerShell
7 18 (8.37%) Perl
8 14 (6.51%) Lua
8 14 (6.51%) VB
9 13 (6.05%) Bash Shell
9 13 (6.05%) PHP
10 11 (5.12%) Jython
11 5 (2.33%) C
11 5 (2.33%) Groovy
11 5 (2.33%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.40%) ActionScript
12 3 (1.40%) ActionScript 2.0
12 3 (1.40%) C++
12 3 (1.40%) Korn
12 3 (1.40%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 47 (21.86%) Security Cleared
2 33 (15.35%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.84%) Cisco Certification
4 13 (6.05%) Degree
5 12 (5.58%) CCNP
6 10 (4.65%) ITIL Certification
6 10 (4.65%) Microsoft Certification
7 9 (4.19%) CISSP
8 8 (3.72%) CCNA
9 7 (3.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 7 (3.26%) CCSA
9 7 (3.26%) CCSE
10 5 (2.33%) CCIE
11 4 (1.86%) DV Cleared
12 2 (0.93%) CREST Certified
12 2 (0.93%) Oracle Certification
13 1 (0.47%) CHECK Team Leader
13 1 (0.47%) EMCISA
13 1 (0.47%) EMCSA
13 1 (0.47%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (3.72%) SEPA
2 7 (3.26%) HL7
3 5 (2.33%) Disclosure Scotland
3 5 (2.33%) QA
4 2 (0.93%) PCI DSS
5 1 (0.47%) FATCA
5 1 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 1 (0.47%) SLA
System Software
1 20 (9.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 19 (8.84%) Active Directory
3 14 (6.51%) Virtual Machines
4 12 (5.58%) Samba
5 11 (5.12%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (3.26%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.40%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 2 (0.93%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.93%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.47%) Docker
9 1 (0.47%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.47%) Xen
9 1 (0.47%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 28 (13.02%) Puppet
2 18 (8.37%) Tivoli
3 15 (6.98%) Nagios
3 15 (6.98%) SCCM
4 14 (6.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 10 (4.65%) yum
6 8 (3.72%) BladeLogic
6 8 (3.72%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 8 (3.72%) SCOrch
7 7 (3.26%) Ansible
7 7 (3.26%) FortiGate
7 7 (3.26%) HP Quality Center
7 7 (3.26%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (2.79%) CA Wily
9 4 (1.86%) WSUS
10 3 (1.40%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 2 (0.93%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.93%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.93%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.47%) CloudHub
Vendors
1 39 (18.14%) Oracle
2 38 (17.67%) Microsoft
3 29 (13.49%) VMware
4 27 (12.56%) Red Hat
5 25 (11.63%) IBM
6 24 (11.16%) F5
7 21 (9.77%) Cisco
7 21 (9.77%) HP
8 19 (8.84%) CheckPoint
9 16 (7.44%) Dell
10 14 (6.51%) CA
11 13 (6.05%) NetApp
11 13 (6.05%) PTC
12 8 (3.72%) Blue Coat
12 8 (3.72%) BMC
13 7 (3.26%) Citrix
13 7 (3.26%) Remedy
14 6 (2.79%) Juniper
15 4 (1.86%) Symantec
16 3 (1.40%) Sybase
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