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 26 September 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
26 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 538 602 554
Rank change year-on-year
+64 -48
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 117 52 84
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.091% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.41% 0.66% 0.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 24 37
Median daily rate £410 £354 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% -13.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £306 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £595 £424 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £377 £378
% change year-on-year
+6.30% -0.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.78 £12.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.92% +264.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.78 £12.00
% change year-on-year
-2.92% +264.83%

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
8319 7836 8554
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.50% 13.70% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 5068 4501 4724
Median daily rate £400 £380 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.26% +4.10%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 546 482
Median hourly rate £27.50 £20.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+34.14% -8.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.85 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -6.64%

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 26 September 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 26 September 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 +61 97 £410 +17.14% 117
London +10 39 £450 +28.57% 46
Scotland +28 24 £415 +4.20%
North West +32 19 £550 +46.08% 14
North East - 18 £330 - 1
Tyne and Wear - 18 £330 - 1
Newcastle upon Tyne - 18 £330 - 1
Cheshire - 11 £525 - 1
Erskine - 9 £410 -
Renfrewshire - 9 £410 -
Glasgow +18 7 £425 -
South East +9 7 £363 +3.57% 10
West Dunbartonshire -1 7 £420 -
Clydebank -1 7 £420 -
South West +15 5 £260 -30.66% 11
East Midlands - 5 £450 - 7
Warrington - 5 £525 -
Berkshire +1 4 £382 +17.38% 4
Manchester -2 4 £550 +46.08% 12
Derbyshire - 4 - - 1
Bristol - 4 £259 - 6
Yorkshire +9 3 £420 - 5
Liverpool - 3 £500 - 1
Merseyside - 3 £500 - 1
Stockport - 3 £550 - 2
Derby - 3 - - 1
Buckinghamshire +17 2 £375 -6.25% 2
City of London +16 2 £235 -28.78% 13
West Yorkshire +11 2 £423 - 2
Bracknell - 2 £382 -

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 September 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.

1 145 (66.21%) HTTP
2 72 (32.88%) Linux
3 59 (26.94%) SSL
4 56 (25.57%) Java
5 55 (25.11%) Windows
6 52 (23.74%) JavaScript
7 49 (22.37%) TCP/IP
8 48 (21.92%) Security Cleared
9 47 (21.46%) Microsoft
9 47 (21.46%) Firewall
10 46 (21.00%) Finance
10 46 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
11 45 (20.55%) FTP
12 44 (20.09%) Shell Script
13 42 (19.18%) ITIL
13 42 (19.18%) Unix
14 38 (17.35%) SQL
15 37 (16.89%) LDAP
16 36 (16.44%) Python
16 36 (16.44%) Oracle
16 36 (16.44%) SC Cleared
17 35 (15.98%) Web Services
18 33 (15.07%) XML
18 33 (15.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 32 (14.61%) Windows Server
20 31 (14.16%) J2EE
20 31 (14.16%) IBM
21 30 (13.70%) Red Hat
21 30 (13.70%) REST
22 29 (13.24%) 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 25 (11.42%) Apache
2 22 (10.05%) IIS
3 20 (9.13%) WebSphere
4 15 (6.85%) MQSeries
5 14 (6.39%) WebLogic
6 11 (5.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 9 (4.11%) OpenStack
7 9 (4.11%) WebSphere Application Server
8 7 (3.20%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (3.20%) WebSphere Portal
9 6 (2.74%) JBoss
10 5 (2.28%) Confluence
11 4 (1.83%) Skype for Business
11 4 (1.83%) Tomcat
12 3 (1.37%) Drupal
13 2 (0.91%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.46%) BizTalk Server
14 1 (0.46%) IBM Transformation Extender
14 1 (0.46%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 13 (5.94%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.74%) MS Office
3 3 (1.37%) MS PowerPoint
3 3 (1.37%) MS Visio
4 2 (0.91%) Fireworks
4 2 (0.91%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.46%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 4 (1.83%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 2 (0.91%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.46%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.46%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 19 (8.68%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (2.74%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (1.37%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.37%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.37%) Boomi
3 3 (1.37%) Cloud Computing
4 2 (0.91%) Force.com
4 2 (0.91%) Office 365
4 2 (0.91%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.46%) GitHub
5 1 (0.46%) IaaS
5 1 (0.46%) PaaS
5 1 (0.46%) Yammer
Communications & Networking
1 145 (66.21%) HTTP
2 59 (26.94%) SSL
3 49 (22.37%) TCP/IP
4 47 (21.46%) Firewall
5 45 (20.55%) FTP
6 37 (16.89%) LDAP
7 26 (11.87%) DNS
8 21 (9.59%) Internet
8 21 (9.59%) VPN
9 20 (9.13%) NAS
9 20 (9.13%) SMTP
9 20 (9.13%) Wireshark
10 18 (8.22%) Network Security
11 16 (7.31%) DHCP
12 12 (5.48%) IPsec
12 12 (5.48%) SAN
13 11 (5.02%) LAN
13 11 (5.02%) tcpdump
13 11 (5.02%) WAN
13 11 (5.02%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (9.13%) SQL Server
2 16 (7.31%) Oracle Database
3 15 (6.85%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (3.20%) MySQL
5 5 (2.28%) CouchDB
5 5 (2.28%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.83%) SQL Server 2008
7 3 (1.37%) Redis
8 2 (0.91%) MarkLogic
8 2 (0.91%) SQL Server 2014
8 2 (0.91%) Triplestore
9 1 (0.46%) Neo4j
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 10g
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.46%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.46%) PostgreSQL
9 1 (0.46%) RDBMS
9 1 (0.46%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Integration Services
9 1 (0.46%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 15 (6.85%) Jenkins
2 12 (5.48%) Maven
3 11 (5.02%) XMLSpy
4 9 (4.11%) JIRA
4 9 (4.11%) Subversion
5 8 (3.65%) ClearCase
5 8 (3.65%) MSI
6 7 (3.20%) Eclipse
6 7 (3.20%) GitLab
7 4 (1.83%) Git (software)
7 4 (1.83%) JUnit
8 3 (1.37%) IntelliJ
8 3 (1.37%) LoadRunner
8 3 (1.37%) SoapUI
8 3 (1.37%) Vagrant
9 2 (0.91%) Introscope
9 2 (0.91%) Octopus Deploy
9 2 (0.91%) Selenium
9 2 (0.91%) Team Foundation Server
9 2 (0.91%) TeamCity
General
1 46 (21.00%) Finance
2 10 (4.57%) Marketing
3 9 (4.11%) Banking
4 7 (3.20%) Retail
4 7 (3.20%) Telecoms
5 6 (2.74%) Electronics
5 6 (2.74%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.37%) Law
6 3 (1.37%) Publishing
7 2 (0.91%) Back Office
7 2 (0.91%) Billing
8 1 (0.46%) Legal
8 1 (0.46%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 59 (26.94%) Developer
2 20 (9.13%) Architect
3 14 (6.39%) Integration Developer
4 13 (5.94%) Linux Engineer
5 12 (5.48%) Senior Developer
5 12 (5.48%) Solutions Architect
6 11 (5.02%) Analyst
6 11 (5.02%) DevOps Engineer
7 10 (4.57%) Automation Engineer
8 9 (4.11%) Java Architect
8 9 (4.11%) Java Developer
8 9 (4.11%) Java Solutions Architect
9 7 (3.20%) Applications Developer
9 7 (3.20%) Consultant
9 7 (3.20%) Identity Management Specialist
9 7 (3.20%) Technical Specialist
9 7 (3.20%) Test Analyst
10 6 (2.74%) Applications Support
10 6 (2.74%) IP Engineer
10 6 (2.74%) Tivoli Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (15.98%) Web Services
2 33 (15.07%) XML
3 31 (14.16%) J2EE
4 30 (13.70%) REST
5 29 (13.24%) JSON
6 27 (12.33%) Middleware
7 25 (11.42%) HTML
7 25 (11.42%) SOAP
8 24 (10.96%) CSS
9 18 (8.22%) SAML
10 14 (6.39%) AngularJS
10 14 (6.39%) jQuery
11 13 (5.94%) XSD
11 13 (5.94%) XSLT
12 11 (5.02%) Spring
12 11 (5.02%) WSDL
12 11 (5.02%) XSL
13 10 (4.57%) LAMP
13 10 (4.57%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
14 8 (3.65%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 27 (12.33%) DataPower
2 25 (11.42%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (7.76%) Computer Science
4 13 (5.94%) iPad
5 11 (5.02%) Wiki
6 7 (3.20%) Analytical Skills
7 6 (2.74%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 4 (1.83%) Client/Server
8 4 (1.83%) User Experience
9 3 (1.37%) Cryptography
9 3 (1.37%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.37%) Embedded Systems
9 3 (1.37%) PKI
9 3 (1.37%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.37%) Tandem
10 2 (0.91%) Internet of Things
10 2 (0.91%) iPhone
10 2 (0.91%) Mathematics
10 2 (0.91%) Virtual Team
10 2 (0.91%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 72 (32.88%) Linux
2 55 (25.11%) Windows
3 42 (19.18%) Unix
4 33 (15.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 32 (14.61%) Windows Server
6 9 (4.11%) Windows Server 2008
7 6 (2.74%) Android
7 6 (2.74%) Windows Server 2012
8 4 (1.83%) Apple iOS
9 2 (0.91%) AIX
9 2 (0.91%) CentOS
9 2 (0.91%) Solaris
9 2 (0.91%) Windows Server 2003
10 1 (0.46%) Debian
10 1 (0.46%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.46%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (21.00%) Agile Software Development
2 42 (19.18%) ITIL
3 27 (12.33%) Software Distribution
4 25 (11.42%) Virtual Environments
5 24 (10.96%) Identity Access Management
6 22 (10.05%) Analytics
7 19 (8.68%) Load Balancing
7 19 (8.68%) SOA
8 18 (8.22%) Information Security
9 16 (7.31%) Microservices
10 14 (6.39%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (6.39%) Continuous Integration
10 14 (6.39%) DevOps
10 14 (6.39%) E-Commerce
10 14 (6.39%) High Availability
10 14 (6.39%) Migration
11 12 (5.48%) B2B
11 12 (5.48%) EAI
11 12 (5.48%) Extreme Programming
11 12 (5.48%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 56 (25.57%) Java
2 52 (23.74%) JavaScript
3 44 (20.09%) Shell Script
4 38 (17.35%) SQL
5 36 (16.44%) Python
6 20 (9.13%) PowerShell
7 18 (8.22%) Perl
8 15 (6.85%) Bash Shell
9 14 (6.39%) Lua
9 14 (6.39%) VB
10 12 (5.48%) PHP
11 9 (4.11%) C
11 9 (4.11%) Jython
12 6 (2.74%) ActionScript
12 6 (2.74%) ActionScript 2.0
12 6 (2.74%) C++
13 4 (1.83%) Groovy
14 3 (1.37%) C#
14 3 (1.37%) PL/SQL
15 2 (0.91%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 48 (21.92%) Security Cleared
2 36 (16.44%) SC Cleared
3 19 (8.68%) Microsoft Certification
4 18 (8.22%) Cisco Certification
4 18 (8.22%) ITIL Certification
5 17 (7.76%) Degree
6 10 (4.57%) CCNP
7 7 (3.20%) BPSS Clearance
7 7 (3.20%) CISSP
8 6 (2.74%) CCIE
8 6 (2.74%) CCNA
8 6 (2.74%) CCSA
8 6 (2.74%) CCSE
9 5 (2.28%) DV Cleared
10 2 (0.91%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.91%) MCSE
10 2 (0.91%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 1 (0.46%) AWS Certification
11 1 (0.46%) CHECK Team Leader
11 1 (0.46%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.74%) QA
2 5 (2.28%) Disclosure Scotland
3 2 (0.91%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.46%) HL7
4 1 (0.46%) SEPA
4 1 (0.46%) SLA
System Software
1 19 (8.68%) Microsoft App-V
2 18 (8.22%) Active Directory
2 18 (8.22%) VMware Infrastructure
3 12 (5.48%) Virtual Machines
4 11 (5.02%) Samba
5 10 (4.57%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 6 (2.74%) ProxySG
7 3 (1.37%) Docker
7 3 (1.37%) Xen
8 2 (0.91%) Terminal Server
8 2 (0.91%) vCloud
8 2 (0.91%) vSphere
8 2 (0.91%) XenApp
9 1 (0.46%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 29 (13.24%) Puppet
2 25 (11.42%) Tivoli
3 19 (8.68%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 19 (8.68%) SCCM
4 14 (6.39%) Nagios
5 11 (5.02%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (5.02%) yum
6 10 (4.57%) Tivoli Identity Manager
7 9 (4.11%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 8 (3.65%) HP Quality Center
9 7 (3.20%) BladeLogic
9 7 (3.20%) SCOrch
10 6 (2.74%) FortiGate
11 4 (1.83%) Ansible
12 2 (0.91%) CA Wily
12 2 (0.91%) HAProxy
12 2 (0.91%) SCOM
12 2 (0.91%) vRealize
12 2 (0.91%) WSUS
13 1 (0.46%) OpenView
Vendors
1 47 (21.46%) Microsoft
2 36 (16.44%) Oracle
3 31 (14.16%) IBM
4 30 (13.70%) Red Hat
5 28 (12.79%) VMware
6 26 (11.87%) HP
7 19 (8.68%) CA
7 19 (8.68%) Cisco
7 19 (8.68%) F5
8 17 (7.76%) CheckPoint
9 15 (6.85%) Dell
10 13 (5.94%) PTC
11 11 (5.02%) Adobe
11 11 (5.02%) hybris
11 11 (5.02%) NetApp
12 8 (3.65%) Citrix
13 7 (3.20%) BMC
13 7 (3.20%) SAP
14 6 (2.74%) Blue Coat
14 6 (2.74%) Juniper
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