The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 504 479 524
Rank change year-on-year
-25 +45
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 111 90 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.33% 1.27% 0.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 55 32
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£425 £460 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.60% +25.17%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £338 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £579 £495
UK excluding London average daily rate £410 £435 £368
% change year-on-year
-5.74% +18.36%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 2
Average hourly rate £12.00 £38.50 £60.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-68.83% -35.83%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £38.50 £60.00
% change year-on-year
-68.83% -35.83%

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
8367 7088 8477
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.57% 13.54% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4735 3870 4027
Average daily rate £363 £375 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +3.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 444 628
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.25 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.12% +7.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 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 22 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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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 -17 99 £425 -7.60% 37
London +16 60 £425 -7.60% 20
South East -3 18 £350 -43.54% 5
City of London +22 12 £425 -7.60% 2
Scotland - 10 £413 -
East Midlands - 9 £425 -
Glasgow - 9 £413 -
Hampshire - 9 - - 3
Berkshire +18 8 £350 - 1
Dorset +5 7 £375 - 1
South West -31 7 £375 -15.73% 3
Poole - 6 £375 -
Reading +15 3 - -
Yorkshire -3 2 - -
West Yorkshire -3 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 - - 1
Cheshire +2 1 - - 2
Buckinghamshire -9 1 - -
North West -15 1 - - 4
West Midlands - 1 £315 - 3
Merseyside - - - -
North East - - - - 1
Perth and Kinross - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Farnborough - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cornwall - - - -
Devon - - - -
Runcorn - - - -
Southampton - - - -

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 October 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.

1 141 (63.51%) HTTP
2 102 (45.95%) HTML
3 101 (45.50%) Windows
4 96 (43.24%) Oracle
5 89 (40.09%) JavaScript
5 89 (40.09%) Linux
6 84 (37.84%) UNIX
7 83 (37.39%) TCP/IP
8 75 (33.78%) SSL
9 69 (31.08%) DNS
10 54 (24.32%) XML
11 52 (23.42%) .NET
12 51 (22.97%) Finance
13 49 (22.07%) Web Services
14 48 (21.62%) Firewall
15 46 (20.72%) ASP.NET
16 45 (20.27%) Oracle EBS
17 44 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
18 42 (18.92%) JSON
18 42 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
19 41 (18.47%) Java
19 41 (18.47%) Windows Server 2003
20 40 (18.02%) FTP
20 40 (18.02%) Test Scripting
21 39 (17.57%) Security Cleared
22 38 (17.12%) Windows XP
23 37 (16.67%) HTML5
24 36 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
24 36 (16.22%) JIRA
24 36 (16.22%) ISTQB

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 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 29 (13.06%) WebLogic
2 26 (11.71%) Apache
3 24 (10.81%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 20 (9.01%) WebLogic Portal
4 20 (9.01%) IIS
4 20 (9.01%) Oracle Service Bus
5 19 (8.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 19 (8.56%) WebSphere
6 7 (3.15%) NetWeaver
7 6 (2.70%) Confluence
8 5 (2.25%) Oracle Workflow
8 5 (2.25%) Tomcat
9 4 (1.80%) SharePoint
9 4 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
9 4 (1.80%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (1.80%) Liferay
10 3 (1.35%) MS Exchange
11 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
11 2 (0.90%) CMS
11 2 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2010
Applications
1 16 (7.21%) MS Office
2 13 (5.86%) Doxygen
2 13 (5.86%) MS Visio
3 11 (4.95%) MS Excel
4 6 (2.70%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.45%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 45 (20.27%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (9.91%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (9.01%) Documaker
4 13 (5.86%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.45%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.45%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 7 (3.15%) Force.com
2 1 (0.45%) IaaS
2 1 (0.45%) SaaS
2 1 (0.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 141 (63.51%) HTTP
2 83 (37.39%) TCP/IP
3 75 (33.78%) SSL
4 69 (31.08%) DNS
5 48 (21.62%) Firewall
6 40 (18.02%) FTP
7 30 (13.51%) VPN
8 22 (9.91%) Internet
8 22 (9.91%) Wireshark
9 19 (8.56%) Intrusion Detection
9 19 (8.56%) VLAN
9 19 (8.56%) IPsec
10 18 (8.11%) HSRP
11 16 (7.21%) WAN
11 16 (7.21%) SSH
12 14 (6.31%) DMZ
12 14 (6.31%) NAS
13 13 (5.86%) BGP
13 13 (5.86%) OSPF
14 12 (5.41%) DMVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (12.61%) Oracle Database
2 22 (9.91%) Oracle Database 11g
2 22 (9.91%) Oracle BI EE
2 22 (9.91%) Oracle ODI
3 20 (9.01%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 15 (6.76%) SQL Server
5 14 (6.31%) Oracle Reports
6 11 (4.95%) MySQL
7 10 (4.50%) RDBMS
7 10 (4.50%) Relational Database
8 5 (2.25%) JasperReports
8 5 (2.25%) Ingres
9 3 (1.35%) MS Access
9 3 (1.35%) Crystal Enterprise
10 2 (0.90%) Oracle Database 10g
11 1 (0.45%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.45%) DB2
Development Applications
1 36 (16.22%) JIRA
2 18 (8.11%) Xcode
3 17 (7.66%) QuickTest Pro
3 17 (7.66%) LoadRunner
4 13 (5.86%) Git (software)
5 10 (4.50%) Selenium
6 9 (4.05%) Jenkins
7 7 (3.15%) Maven
8 6 (2.70%) JUnit
8 6 (2.70%) Introscope
8 6 (2.70%) Atlassian Bamboo
9 5 (2.25%) Jasmine
9 5 (2.25%) PHPUnit
9 5 (2.25%) FitNesse
10 4 (1.80%) Subversion
11 3 (1.35%) GCC
11 3 (1.35%) NUnit
12 2 (0.90%) Toad
12 2 (0.90%) ReSharper
12 2 (0.90%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 51 (22.97%) Finance
2 23 (10.36%) Billing
3 13 (5.86%) Financial Institution
4 7 (3.15%) Banking
4 7 (3.15%) Retail
5 6 (2.70%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.25%) Back Office
7 3 (1.35%) Marketing
8 1 (0.45%) Multimedia
8 1 (0.45%) Front Office
8 1 (0.45%) Electronics
8 1 (0.45%) Automotive
8 1 (0.45%) Law
8 1 (0.45%) Legal
8 1 (0.45%) Military
Job Titles
1 58 (26.13%) Developer
2 27 (12.16%) Analyst
2 27 (12.16%) Consultant
3 21 (9.46%) Architect
4 19 (8.56%) iOS Developer
5 16 (7.21%) Network Support
6 15 (6.76%) Administrator
7 14 (6.31%) Tester
7 14 (6.31%) Test Analyst
8 13 (5.86%) Oracle Consultant
9 12 (5.41%) Java Developer
10 10 (4.50%) Applications Support
10 10 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
11 9 (4.05%) Senior Consultant
12 7 (3.15%) Salesforce.com Architect
13 6 (2.70%) UNIX Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.70%) Siebel Consultant
13 6 (2.70%) UNIX Administrator
13 6 (2.70%) Systems Administrator
13 6 (2.70%) Senior Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 102 (45.95%) HTML
2 54 (24.32%) XML
3 52 (23.42%) .NET
4 49 (22.07%) Web Services
5 46 (20.72%) ASP.NET
6 42 (18.92%) JSON
7 37 (16.67%) HTML5
8 36 (16.22%) JSP
9 34 (15.32%) CSS
10 33 (14.86%) JDBC
11 32 (14.41%) Middleware
12 31 (13.96%) JMS
13 26 (11.71%) WebCenter
14 24 (10.81%) Oracle Fusion
15 20 (9.01%) RESTful
16 17 (7.66%) CSS3
17 16 (7.21%) jQuery
18 14 (6.31%) AngularJS
18 14 (6.31%) Twitter Bootstrap
19 13 (5.86%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 42 (18.92%) Analytical Skills
2 29 (13.06%) User Experience
3 14 (6.31%) PKI
4 11 (4.95%) Mobile App
5 9 (4.05%) Hedge funds
6 8 (3.60%) Clustering
7 7 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
7 7 (3.15%) N-Tier
8 5 (2.25%) Visualisation
9 4 (1.80%) GIS
10 3 (1.35%) Digital Media
10 3 (1.35%) Data Integration
10 3 (1.35%) Open Source
10 3 (1.35%) Copywriting
10 3 (1.35%) Wiki
11 2 (0.90%) Computer Science
11 2 (0.90%) iPhone
12 1 (0.45%) SWIFT
12 1 (0.45%) DataPower
12 1 (0.45%) Telematics
Operating Systems
1 101 (45.50%) Windows
2 89 (40.09%) Linux
3 84 (37.84%) UNIX
4 44 (19.82%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (18.47%) Windows Server 2003
6 38 (17.12%) Windows XP
7 35 (15.77%) Windows 2000
8 22 (9.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 19 (8.56%) Apple iOS
10 14 (6.31%) Android
11 13 (5.86%) Solaris
12 7 (3.15%) VMS
13 6 (2.70%) Windows Server 2012
14 2 (0.90%) Debian
15 1 (0.45%) Embedded Linux
15 1 (0.45%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (18.02%) Test Scripting
2 36 (16.22%) Software Testing
3 35 (15.77%) SOA
4 32 (14.41%) Agile Software Development
5 31 (13.96%) Validation
6 29 (13.06%) Test Strategy
7 26 (11.71%) Scrum
7 26 (11.71%) Knowledge Management
8 23 (10.36%) Migration
8 23 (10.36%) Workflow
9 22 (9.91%) Performance Testing
10 21 (9.46%) Revenue Management
10 21 (9.46%) Content Management
11 20 (9.01%) Business Intelligence
12 19 (8.56%) iOS Development
13 18 (8.11%) Change Management
13 18 (8.11%) Network Monitoring
14 15 (6.76%) Test Automation
15 14 (6.31%) OO
16 13 (5.86%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 89 (40.09%) JavaScript
2 41 (18.47%) Java
3 32 (14.41%) Bash Shell
4 29 (13.06%) SQL
5 25 (11.26%) Python
6 24 (10.81%) Jython
6 24 (10.81%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 22 (9.91%) Shell Script
8 21 (9.46%) Korn
9 20 (9.01%) Objective-C
10 14 (6.31%) AWK
10 14 (6.31%) sed
11 11 (4.95%) C++
12 10 (4.50%) PHP
13 9 (4.05%) Perl
14 6 (2.70%) C
15 4 (1.80%) C#
15 4 (1.80%) VB
16 3 (1.35%) PowerShell
16 3 (1.35%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 39 (17.57%) Security Cleared
2 36 (16.22%) ISTQB
3 34 (15.32%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 31 (13.96%) SC Cleared
5 22 (9.91%) DV Cleared
6 10 (4.50%) Degree
7 6 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
8 5 (2.25%) MCSE
8 5 (2.25%) CCNA
8 5 (2.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.25%) ITIL Certification
9 4 (1.80%) CCNP
10 2 (0.90%) ISEB
10 2 (0.90%) MCPD
10 2 (0.90%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.45%) ISEB Practitioner
11 1 (0.45%) CCDP
11 1 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 1 (0.45%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (10.36%) Data Quality
2 13 (5.86%) QA
3 4 (1.80%) SLA
4 1 (0.45%) COBIT
4 1 (0.45%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 24 (10.81%) Active Directory
2 19 (8.56%) Nmap
3 17 (7.66%) Oracle RAC
4 9 (4.05%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (3.15%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 7 (3.15%) NFS
6 6 (2.70%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
7 2 (0.90%) VMware ESX
7 2 (0.90%) ProxySG
8 1 (0.45%) Forefront TMG
8 1 (0.45%) Squid
Systems Management
1 36 (16.22%) HP Quality Center
2 34 (15.32%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 22 (9.91%) Oracle Identity Management
4 19 (8.56%) Nessus
5 7 (3.15%) Tivoli
6 5 (2.25%) Puppet
7 4 (1.80%) CA Wily
8 2 (0.90%) nmon
8 2 (0.90%) Hyperic
8 2 (0.90%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.45%) SCCM
9 1 (0.45%) CA SiteMinder
9 1 (0.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 96 (43.24%) Oracle
2 36 (16.22%) HP
3 25 (11.26%) Microsoft
4 22 (9.91%) Red Hat
5 21 (9.46%) Remedy
6 18 (8.11%) Siebel
7 15 (6.76%) Blue Coat
8 10 (4.50%) VMware
9 9 (4.05%) Sun
10 8 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
11 7 (3.15%) SAP
12 6 (2.70%) Intel
12 6 (2.70%) Cisco
12 6 (2.70%) IBM
13 5 (2.25%) F5
13 5 (2.25%) Apple
14 4 (1.80%) CheckPoint
14 4 (1.80%) Sybase
14 4 (1.80%) FatWire
14 4 (1.80%) Charles River
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