The first table below looks at the demand for HTTPS skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTPS over the 3 months to 1 August 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.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 493 508 504
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -4
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 97 65 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.18% 0.13% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.28% 0.93% 0.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 42 41
Average daily rate
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£375 £425 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.76% +28.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £312 £300 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £498 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £376 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.97% +14.01%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 3
Average hourly rate £35.00 - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £42.50
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7602 6990 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.91% 13.67% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4063 3628 3970
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 456 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.60 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -

HTTPS
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HTTPS within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 1 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTPS within the UK over the 3 months to 1 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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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
England +30 93 £375 -9.09% 30
London +22 48 £438 +2.94% 10
South East +11 29 £355 +5.18% 6
Hampshire +5 16 £350 +7.69% 3
City of London +32 13 £465 +3.91% 4
Berkshire +5 10 £375 +21.95% 1
East Midlands +2 8 - - 3
Reading +5 7 £383 +24.39% 1
Nottinghamshire +16 5 - - 2
Nottingham +15 5 - - 2
Milton Keynes +1 3 - -
Buckinghamshire -2 3 - -
West Midlands -14 2 - - 5
Scotland -20 2 - - 1
Yorkshire - 2 £345 - 3
Glasgow - 2 - -
Birmingham -1 1 - - 3
Slough - 1 £210 -
Leeds - 1 £380 - 2
West Yorkshire - 1 £380 - 2
Worcestershire - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 1
Staffordshire - - - - 1
Surrey - - - - 1
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - - 2
Farnborough - - - - 1
North West - - - - 1
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 111 (63.43%) HTTP
2 95 (54.29%) HTML
3 92 (52.57%) Oracle
4 89 (50.86%) Windows
5 85 (48.57%) UNIX
6 83 (47.43%) TCP/IP
7 75 (42.86%) JavaScript
8 70 (40.00%) Linux
9 67 (38.29%) SSL
10 66 (37.71%) .NET
11 55 (31.43%) ASP.NET
12 53 (30.29%) XML
13 50 (28.57%) Security Cleared
14 48 (27.43%) HP Quality Center
14 48 (27.43%) HP
14 48 (27.43%) Windows Server 2003
14 48 (27.43%) Oracle EBS
15 47 (26.86%) DNS
15 47 (26.86%) JSP
15 47 (26.86%) Windows 2000
15 47 (26.86%) Windows XP
15 47 (26.86%) Windows Server 2008
15 47 (26.86%) ISTQB
16 46 (26.29%) Software Testing
17 45 (25.71%) Java
18 43 (24.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 42 (24.00%) SC Cleared
20 39 (22.29%) Test Scripting
21 38 (21.71%) JSON
22 37 (21.14%) Web Services

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 19 (10.86%) WebSphere
2 16 (9.14%) Apache
2 16 (9.14%) IIS
3 15 (8.57%) WebLogic
4 13 (7.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 10 (5.71%) WebLogic Portal
5 10 (5.71%) Oracle Service Bus
6 8 (4.57%) NetWeaver
6 8 (4.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 6 (3.43%) Confluence
8 5 (2.86%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.29%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (2.29%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (2.29%) Tomcat
9 4 (2.29%) Liferay
10 2 (1.14%) Jetty
11 1 (0.57%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.57%) nginx
11 1 (0.57%) SharePoint 2010
11 1 (0.57%) CMS
Applications
1 13 (7.43%) MS Office
2 12 (6.86%) MS Visio
3 9 (5.14%) MS Excel
4 5 (2.86%) Doxygen
5 4 (2.29%) Spreadsheet
5 4 (2.29%) MS PowerPoint
6 2 (1.14%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.57%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 48 (27.43%) Oracle EBS
2 11 (6.29%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (5.71%) Documaker
4 7 (4.00%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.57%) Minerva
5 1 (0.57%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.71%) Force.com
2 2 (1.14%) IaaS
2 2 (1.14%) SaaS
2 2 (1.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 111 (63.43%) HTTP
2 83 (47.43%) TCP/IP
3 67 (38.29%) SSL
4 47 (26.86%) DNS
5 31 (17.71%) FTP
6 28 (16.00%) Firewall
7 23 (13.14%) Wireshark
8 19 (10.86%) Internet
9 17 (9.71%) VPN
10 14 (8.00%) WAN
11 10 (5.71%) LAN
11 10 (5.71%) SSH
12 9 (5.14%) NAS
12 9 (5.14%) DMZ
12 9 (5.14%) LDAP
13 7 (4.00%) VLAN
13 7 (4.00%) IPsec
14 6 (3.43%) BGP
14 6 (3.43%) MPLS
14 6 (3.43%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (10.29%) Oracle Database
2 16 (9.14%) Oracle Reports
3 14 (8.00%) Oracle BI EE
3 14 (8.00%) Oracle ODI
4 13 (7.43%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 12 (6.86%) SQL Server
5 12 (6.86%) Oracle Database 11g
6 11 (6.29%) MySQL
7 3 (1.71%) Oracle OLAP
7 3 (1.71%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.71%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (1.71%) Star Schema
7 3 (1.71%) Data Warehouse
7 3 (1.71%) OLAP
8 2 (1.14%) DB2
9 1 (0.57%) MongoDB
9 1 (0.57%) Oracle Exadata
9 1 (0.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 25 (14.29%) QuickTest Pro
1 25 (14.29%) LoadRunner
1 25 (14.29%) JIRA
2 14 (8.00%) Git (software)
3 12 (6.86%) Xcode
4 11 (6.29%) Jenkins
5 10 (5.71%) Selenium
5 10 (5.71%) Subversion
6 9 (5.14%) JUnit
7 8 (4.57%) FitNesse
8 7 (4.00%) Maven
8 7 (4.00%) Introscope
9 6 (3.43%) Atlassian Bamboo
10 5 (2.86%) ReSharper
10 5 (2.86%) NuGet
10 5 (2.86%) NUnit
11 3 (1.71%) Rational Performance Tester
11 3 (1.71%) JProfiler
11 3 (1.71%) GCC
11 3 (1.71%) Toad
General
1 35 (20.00%) Finance
2 11 (6.29%) Billing
3 8 (4.57%) Retail
4 7 (4.00%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.29%) Games
5 4 (2.29%) Back Office
5 4 (2.29%) Marketing
6 3 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.71%) Legal
6 3 (1.71%) Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.57%) Multimedia
7 1 (0.57%) Electronics
7 1 (0.57%) Automotive
7 1 (0.57%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (24.57%) Developer
2 27 (15.43%) Analyst
3 20 (11.43%) Tester
4 19 (10.86%) Test Analyst
5 15 (8.57%) Architect
6 13 (7.43%) iOS Developer
6 13 (7.43%) Consultant
7 11 (6.29%) Java Developer
8 9 (5.14%) Performance Tester
8 9 (5.14%) Applications Support
9 8 (4.57%) Solutions Architect
9 8 (4.57%) Administrator
9 8 (4.57%) Performance Engineer
10 7 (4.00%) Performance Analyst
10 7 (4.00%) Performance Test Analyst
10 7 (4.00%) Test Specialist
10 7 (4.00%) Oracle Consultant
11 5 (2.86%) QA Engineer
11 5 (2.86%) QA Tester
12 4 (2.29%) Technical Writer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (54.29%) HTML
2 66 (37.71%) .NET
3 55 (31.43%) ASP.NET
4 53 (30.29%) XML
5 47 (26.86%) JSP
6 38 (21.71%) JSON
7 37 (21.14%) Web Services
8 22 (12.57%) HTML5
9 20 (11.43%) JMS
10 17 (9.71%) Middleware
11 16 (9.14%) CSS
11 16 (9.14%) REST
12 15 (8.57%) WebCenter
12 15 (8.57%) Spring
12 15 (8.57%) JDBC
13 14 (8.00%) WebSphere MQ
14 13 (7.43%) RESTful
15 12 (6.86%) Oracle Fusion
16 10 (5.71%) Twitter Bootstrap
16 10 (5.71%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.57%) Mobile App
2 6 (3.43%) PKI
3 5 (2.86%) Enterprise Software
3 5 (2.86%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.29%) Data Integration
4 4 (2.29%) Copywriting
5 3 (1.71%) Wiki
5 3 (1.71%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.71%) Hedge funds
6 2 (1.14%) Clustering
6 2 (1.14%) Mainframe
6 2 (1.14%) GIS
6 2 (1.14%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.14%) Open Source
7 1 (0.57%) Statistics
7 1 (0.57%) Animation
7 1 (0.57%) Web 2.0
7 1 (0.57%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.57%) DataPower
7 1 (0.57%) iPhone
Operating Systems
1 89 (50.86%) Windows
2 85 (48.57%) UNIX
3 70 (40.00%) Linux
4 48 (27.43%) Windows Server 2003
5 47 (26.86%) Windows 2000
5 47 (26.86%) Windows XP
5 47 (26.86%) Windows Server 2008
6 15 (8.57%) Solaris
7 13 (7.43%) Apple iOS
8 9 (5.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (4.00%) Android
10 2 (1.14%) Debian
11 1 (0.57%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.57%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (26.29%) Software Testing
2 39 (22.29%) Test Scripting
3 34 (19.43%) Test Strategy
4 30 (17.14%) Knowledge Management
5 29 (16.57%) Performance Testing
6 26 (14.86%) Workflow
7 24 (13.71%) Validation
7 24 (13.71%) Scrum
8 22 (12.57%) Test Automation
9 20 (11.43%) SOA
10 15 (8.57%) Migration
11 14 (8.00%) Business Intelligence
12 13 (7.43%) iOS Development
12 13 (7.43%) E-Commerce
13 12 (6.86%) Performance Analysis
13 12 (6.86%) Load Testing
13 12 (6.86%) Content Management
14 11 (6.29%) Revenue Management
14 11 (6.29%) ITIL
14 11 (6.29%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 75 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 45 (25.71%) Java
3 24 (13.71%) SQL
4 17 (9.71%) Shell Script
5 14 (8.00%) Objective-C
5 14 (8.00%) Python
5 14 (8.00%) Bash Shell
6 12 (6.86%) Jython
6 12 (6.86%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 10 (5.71%) Korn
8 9 (5.14%) C#
9 8 (4.57%) AWK
9 8 (4.57%) VB
9 8 (4.57%) sed
10 7 (4.00%) C++
11 5 (2.86%) C
12 4 (2.29%) Perl
13 3 (1.71%) Apex Code
13 3 (1.71%) PHP
14 2 (1.14%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 50 (28.57%) Security Cleared
2 47 (26.86%) ISTQB
3 43 (24.57%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 42 (24.00%) SC Cleared
5 23 (13.14%) DV Cleared
6 14 (8.00%) Degree
7 5 (2.86%) CCNA
7 5 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
7 5 (2.86%) ITIL Certification
8 4 (2.29%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.71%) ISEB
9 3 (1.71%) MCSE
10 2 (1.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.14%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.14%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.14%) MCPD
11 1 (0.57%) MCITP
11 1 (0.57%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.57%) CCNP
11 1 (0.57%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (9.71%) QA
2 13 (7.43%) Data Quality
3 3 (1.71%) ISO 9001
3 3 (1.71%) TickIT
4 2 (1.14%) SLA
4 2 (1.14%) COBIT
5 1 (0.57%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (12.57%) Nmap
2 12 (6.86%) Active Directory
3 10 (5.71%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (3.43%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 2 (1.14%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.57%) Squid
6 1 (0.57%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.57%) Samba
Systems Management
1 48 (27.43%) HP Quality Center
2 33 (18.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 22 (12.57%) Nessus
4 11 (6.29%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (4.57%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.29%) CA Wily
7 3 (1.71%) nmon
8 2 (1.14%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.57%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.57%) OpenView
9 1 (0.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.57%) Netcool
9 1 (0.57%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.57%) CA SiteMinder
Vendors
1 92 (52.57%) Oracle
2 48 (27.43%) HP
3 16 (9.14%) Microsoft
4 14 (8.00%) Red Hat
5 9 (5.14%) Remedy
6 8 (4.57%) SAP
6 8 (4.57%) Siebel
6 8 (4.57%) IBM
7 7 (4.00%) Cisco
7 7 (4.00%) Intel
8 6 (3.43%) Apple
8 6 (3.43%) F5
8 6 (3.43%) Blue Coat
9 5 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (2.29%) FatWire
10 4 (2.29%) CheckPoint
10 4 (2.29%) Sun
11 3 (1.71%) Twitter
11 3 (1.71%) Juniper
12 2 (1.14%) VMware
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