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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 500 501 512
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +11
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 106 78 79
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.19% 0.15% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.29% 1.10% 0.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 43 38
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +28.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £303 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £430
UK excluding London average daily rate £361 £400 £313
% change year-on-year
-9.68% +28.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £31.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+12.00% -30.55%

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
8217 7116 8906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.53% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3843 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

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 29 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 29 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 +10 102 £410 -3.52% 34
London +22 57 £450 +5.88% 8
South East -4 23 £360 +10.76% 11
City of London +28 19 £475 +4.68% 2
Hampshire +2 18 £355 - 5
East Midlands +12 13 £410 - 2
Nottinghamshire +22 5 - - 1
Nottingham +20 5 - - 1
Reading +11 5 £375 +21.95%
Berkshire +11 5 £375 +21.95%
Yorkshire +3 2 £345 - 2
West Midlands -12 2 - - 5
Scotland -14 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 - -
Basingstoke - 2 £350 - 1
West Yorkshire +3 1 £380 - 2
Leeds - 1 £380 - 1
Birmingham - 1 - - 2
Brighton - - - -
Bromsgrove - - - - 1
Cambridge - - - - 2
Chatham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Esher - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Aylesbury - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Oxford - - - -

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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.

1 110 (61.11%) HTTP
2 97 (53.89%) HTML
3 94 (52.22%) Oracle
4 85 (47.22%) Windows
5 81 (45.00%) UNIX
6 74 (41.11%) JavaScript
7 73 (40.56%) TCP/IP
8 68 (37.78%) SSL
9 65 (36.11%) Linux
10 60 (33.33%) .NET
11 55 (30.56%) XML
12 52 (28.89%) ASP.NET
13 50 (27.78%) Oracle EBS
14 47 (26.11%) Security Cleared
15 46 (25.56%) DNS
15 46 (25.56%) HP
15 46 (25.56%) Windows Server 2003
16 45 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
16 45 (25.00%) ISTQB
16 45 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
17 44 (24.44%) Software Testing
17 44 (24.44%) JSP
17 44 (24.44%) Windows 2000
17 44 (24.44%) Windows XP
18 43 (23.89%) Finance
19 41 (22.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
20 40 (22.22%) Java
21 38 (21.11%) Web Services
21 38 (21.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
21 38 (21.11%) SC Cleared

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 24 (13.33%) WebLogic
2 21 (11.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 19 (10.56%) WebSphere
4 18 (10.00%) Apache
5 17 (9.44%) WebLogic Portal
5 17 (9.44%) Oracle Service Bus
6 16 (8.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 15 (8.33%) IIS
8 8 (4.44%) NetWeaver
9 7 (3.89%) SharePoint
10 6 (3.33%) Confluence
11 4 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
11 4 (2.22%) Liferay
11 4 (2.22%) Oracle Workflow
11 4 (2.22%) IBM HTTP Server
12 2 (1.11%) Tomcat
13 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
13 1 (0.56%) Jetty
13 1 (0.56%) nginx
13 1 (0.56%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 12 (6.67%) MS Visio
2 10 (5.56%) MS Office
3 7 (3.89%) Doxygen
4 6 (3.33%) MS Excel
5 4 (2.22%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (1.11%) RoboHelp
7 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
7 1 (0.56%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 50 (27.78%) Oracle EBS
2 19 (10.56%) Oracle BPM
3 17 (9.44%) Documaker
4 11 (6.11%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.56%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.56%) Minerva
Cloud Services
1 6 (3.33%) Force.com
2 2 (1.11%) SaaS
2 2 (1.11%) PaaS
2 2 (1.11%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 110 (61.11%) HTTP
2 73 (40.56%) TCP/IP
3 68 (37.78%) SSL
4 46 (25.56%) DNS
5 30 (16.67%) FTP
6 24 (13.33%) Firewall
7 23 (12.78%) Internet
8 22 (12.22%) VPN
9 21 (11.67%) Wireshark
10 13 (7.22%) SSH
11 10 (5.56%) WAN
12 9 (5.00%) DMZ
13 8 (4.44%) NAS
14 7 (3.89%) IPsec
14 7 (3.89%) VLAN
15 6 (3.33%) MPLS
15 6 (3.33%) OSPF
15 6 (3.33%) BGP
15 6 (3.33%) LAN
16 5 (2.78%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (14.44%) Oracle Database
2 20 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
3 19 (10.56%) Oracle BI EE
3 19 (10.56%) Oracle ODI
4 17 (9.44%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 16 (8.89%) Oracle Reports
6 12 (6.67%) SQL Server
7 11 (6.11%) MySQL
8 4 (2.22%) Relational Database
9 3 (1.67%) RDBMS
9 3 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (1.67%) MS Access
10 2 (1.11%) DB2
10 2 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.56%) MongoDB
11 1 (0.56%) Oracle Exadata
11 1 (0.56%) Ingres
11 1 (0.56%) JasperReports
Development Applications
1 37 (20.56%) JIRA
2 24 (13.33%) QuickTest Pro
2 24 (13.33%) LoadRunner
3 13 (7.22%) Xcode
4 12 (6.67%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.89%) Subversion
5 7 (3.89%) Introscope
6 6 (3.33%) Maven
6 6 (3.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (3.33%) Selenium
6 6 (3.33%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.22%) FitNesse
7 4 (2.22%) JUnit
8 3 (1.67%) NUnit
8 3 (1.67%) ReSharper
8 3 (1.67%) Rational Performance Tester
8 3 (1.67%) Toad
8 3 (1.67%) JProfiler
8 3 (1.67%) GCC
8 3 (1.67%) NuGet
General
1 43 (23.89%) Finance
2 18 (10.00%) Billing
3 11 (6.11%) Financial Institution
4 9 (5.00%) Retail
5 7 (3.89%) Marketing
6 4 (2.22%) Back Office
6 4 (2.22%) Games
6 4 (2.22%) Banking
7 3 (1.67%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.67%) Legal
8 1 (0.56%) Electronics
8 1 (0.56%) Automotive
8 1 (0.56%) Law
8 1 (0.56%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 40 (22.22%) Developer
2 27 (15.00%) Analyst
3 20 (11.11%) Architect
4 19 (10.56%) Test Analyst
4 19 (10.56%) Consultant
5 18 (10.00%) Tester
6 14 (7.78%) iOS Developer
7 11 (6.11%) Solutions Architect
7 11 (6.11%) Oracle Consultant
8 9 (5.00%) Applications Support
8 9 (5.00%) Administrator
8 9 (5.00%) Performance Tester
8 9 (5.00%) Java Developer
9 7 (3.89%) Author
9 7 (3.89%) Technical Author
9 7 (3.89%) Performance Engineer
9 7 (3.89%) Senior Consultant
9 7 (3.89%) Technical Writer
9 7 (3.89%) Test Specialist
9 7 (3.89%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 97 (53.89%) HTML
2 60 (33.33%) .NET
3 55 (30.56%) XML
4 52 (28.89%) ASP.NET
5 44 (24.44%) JSP
6 38 (21.11%) Web Services
7 37 (20.56%) JSON
8 29 (16.11%) JMS
8 29 (16.11%) Middleware
9 26 (14.44%) JDBC
10 23 (12.78%) WebCenter
10 23 (12.78%) HTML5
11 21 (11.67%) Oracle Fusion
12 17 (9.44%) CSS
13 14 (7.78%) RESTful
13 14 (7.78%) WebSphere MQ
14 13 (7.22%) REST
15 11 (6.11%) Spring
16 10 (5.56%) jQuery
17 9 (5.00%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (4.44%) Mobile App
2 7 (3.89%) Hedge funds
2 7 (3.89%) Copywriting
3 6 (3.33%) PKI
3 6 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (2.78%) Clustering
5 4 (2.22%) N-Tier
6 3 (1.67%) Wiki
7 2 (1.11%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.11%) GIS
7 2 (1.11%) Computer Science
7 2 (1.11%) Open Source
7 2 (1.11%) Digital Media
8 1 (0.56%) iPad
8 1 (0.56%) SWIFT
8 1 (0.56%) CMDB
8 1 (0.56%) CESG
8 1 (0.56%) Cryptography
8 1 (0.56%) Streaming Video
8 1 (0.56%) Fixed Income
Operating Systems
1 85 (47.22%) Windows
2 81 (45.00%) UNIX
3 65 (36.11%) Linux
4 46 (25.56%) Windows Server 2003
5 45 (25.00%) Windows Server 2008
6 44 (24.44%) Windows 2000
6 44 (24.44%) Windows XP
7 14 (7.78%) Solaris
7 14 (7.78%) Apple iOS
8 9 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 8 (4.44%) Android
10 3 (1.67%) VMS
11 2 (1.11%) Debian
11 2 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.56%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.56%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (24.44%) Software Testing
2 37 (20.56%) Test Scripting
3 33 (18.33%) SOA
4 30 (16.67%) Test Strategy
5 29 (16.11%) Knowledge Management
6 28 (15.56%) Performance Testing
7 25 (13.89%) Validation
8 24 (13.33%) Workflow
9 21 (11.67%) Scrum
10 18 (10.00%) Content Management
10 18 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
10 18 (10.00%) Revenue Management
10 18 (10.00%) Test Automation
11 15 (8.33%) Migration
12 14 (7.78%) iOS Development
13 12 (6.67%) Performance Analysis
13 12 (6.67%) Load Testing
14 11 (6.11%) E-Commerce
15 10 (5.56%) ITIL
16 9 (5.00%) OO
Programming Languages
1 74 (41.11%) JavaScript
2 40 (22.22%) Java
3 26 (14.44%) Bash Shell
4 23 (12.78%) SQL
5 22 (12.22%) Python
6 21 (11.67%) Jython
6 21 (11.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 17 (9.44%) Shell Script
8 15 (8.33%) Objective-C
9 13 (7.22%) Korn
10 10 (5.56%) C++
11 8 (4.44%) AWK
11 8 (4.44%) VB
11 8 (4.44%) sed
12 7 (3.89%) C#
13 6 (3.33%) PHP
14 5 (2.78%) Perl
14 5 (2.78%) C
15 2 (1.11%) Apex Code
15 2 (1.11%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 47 (26.11%) Security Cleared
2 45 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 41 (22.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 38 (21.11%) SC Cleared
5 21 (11.67%) DV Cleared
6 11 (6.11%) Degree
7 6 (3.33%) CCNA
7 6 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.78%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.78%) MCSE
9 3 (1.67%) CCNP
9 3 (1.67%) ISEB
10 2 (1.11%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.11%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.11%) MCPD
10 2 (1.11%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.56%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.56%) MCP
11 1 (0.56%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 20 (11.11%) Data Quality
2 12 (6.67%) QA
3 2 (1.11%) COBIT
4 1 (0.56%) SLA
4 1 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (11.11%) Nmap
2 15 (8.33%) Oracle RAC
3 14 (7.78%) Active Directory
4 6 (3.33%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 4 (2.22%) VMware Infrastructure
6 3 (1.67%) NFS
6 3 (1.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.56%) Squid
Systems Management
1 45 (25.00%) HP Quality Center
2 38 (21.11%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 20 (11.11%) Nessus
4 19 (10.56%) Oracle Identity Management
5 8 (4.44%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.22%) CA Wily
7 3 (1.67%) nmon
8 2 (1.11%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.56%) Puppet
9 1 (0.56%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.56%) Netcool
9 1 (0.56%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.56%) CA SiteMinder
9 1 (0.56%) SCCM
9 1 (0.56%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.56%) OpenView
Vendors
1 94 (52.22%) Oracle
2 46 (25.56%) HP
3 18 (10.00%) Remedy
4 17 (9.44%) Microsoft
5 16 (8.89%) Siebel
6 13 (7.22%) Red Hat
7 8 (4.44%) SAP
7 8 (4.44%) IBM
7 8 (4.44%) Salesforce.com
8 7 (3.89%) Cisco
8 7 (3.89%) Intel
9 6 (3.33%) Apple
9 6 (3.33%) Blue Coat
10 5 (2.78%) VMware
11 4 (2.22%) FatWire
11 4 (2.22%) F5
11 4 (2.22%) Sun
12 3 (1.67%) CheckPoint
12 3 (1.67%) Juniper
13 2 (1.11%) Software AG
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