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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 507 507 522
Rank change year-on-year
0 +15
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 112 94 57
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.22% 0.19% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.49% 1.25% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 30 27
Average daily rate £403 £350 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -17.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £325 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £514 £485
UK excluding London average daily rate £393 £350 £413
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £15.00 £34.05 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.94% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £15.00 £34.05 -
% change year-on-year
-55.94% -

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
7518 7523 6488
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 14.85% 13.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 4420 4209 3417
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £215 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 349 426 385
Average hourly rate £27.66 £23.75 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.46% +21.79%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 5 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTPS within the UK over the 3 months to 5 February 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
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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 91 £425 +21.42% 118
London +13 44 £450 +26.76% 63
South East +11 23 £475 +18.75% 9
Scotland -4 17 £294 -34.72% 1
Glasgow +11 14 £256 -40.57%
East of England +4 9 £393 +8.27% 3
City of London +35 8 £375 +5.63% 15
Hampshire +7 8 £538 -2.27% 1
North West -18 7 £340 -2.85% 2
West Sussex - 6 - -
Cambridge - 5 £370 - 2
Crawley - 5 - -
Cambridgeshire - 5 £370 - 2
Havant - 4 £475 -
Buckinghamshire - 4 - -
South West +3 3 £500 - 11
Berkshire +2 3 £345 +38.00% 5
Manchester -15 3 £325 -7.14% 1
North East -23 3 £550 -
Milton Keynes - 3 - -
Wales - 3 £463 - 1
Wiltshire 0 2 £500 - 2
Surrey -4 2 £475 - 1
Cheshire -9 2 £383 +9.28%
West Midlands -21 2 £365 +1.38% 14
South Wales - 2 £450 -
Lancashire - 2 £326 -
Aldershot - 2 £600 -
Bolton - 2 £381 -
Chorley - 2 £326 -

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 88 (47.06%) HTTP
2 57 (30.48%) Firewall
3 53 (28.34%) SSL
3 53 (28.34%) Java
4 50 (26.74%) Unix
5 45 (24.06%) Windows
6 44 (23.53%) Web Services
6 44 (23.53%) IBM
7 42 (22.46%) TCP/IP
7 42 (22.46%) FTP
7 42 (22.46%) Linux
8 40 (21.39%) SOAP
9 39 (20.86%) SQL
10 38 (20.32%) Agile Software Development
11 32 (17.11%) XML
12 30 (16.04%) Finance
13 29 (15.51%) Middleware
13 29 (15.51%) REST
14 26 (13.90%) SOA
15 25 (13.37%) Oracle
16 24 (12.83%) J2EE
16 24 (12.83%) Shell Script
17 23 (12.30%) Apache
17 23 (12.30%) LDAP
17 23 (12.30%) DataPower
18 22 (11.76%) Security Cleared
18 22 (11.76%) WebSphere
18 22 (11.76%) Python
18 22 (11.76%) Active Directory
19 21 (11.23%) Microsoft

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 23 (12.30%) Apache
2 22 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 19 (10.16%) MQSeries
4 12 (6.42%) Tomcat
5 11 (5.88%) WebSphere Application Server
6 10 (5.35%) OpenStack
6 10 (5.35%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
7 8 (4.28%) IBM HTTP Server
8 7 (3.74%) JBoss
8 7 (3.74%) WebLogic
9 6 (3.21%) Elasticsearch
10 5 (2.67%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 5 (2.67%) IIS
10 5 (2.67%) nginx
10 5 (2.67%) TIBCO ActiveMatrix
11 4 (2.14%) Eucalyptus
11 4 (2.14%) Lync
11 4 (2.14%) WebSphere Portal
12 3 (1.60%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 3 (1.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 8 (4.28%) MS Excel
2 6 (3.21%) MS Office
2 6 (3.21%) MS Visio
3 5 (2.67%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.60%) MS Project
5 1 (0.53%) Maple
5 1 (0.53%) Mathematica
5 1 (0.53%) ProjectWise
Business Applications
1 7 (3.74%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (1.07%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.53%) Dynamics AX
3 1 (0.53%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.53%) SystmOne
Cloud Services
1 15 (8.02%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (4.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 5 (2.67%) PaaS
4 4 (2.14%) IaaS
4 4 (2.14%) Office 365
5 3 (1.60%) Azure Active Directory
6 2 (1.07%) Amazon CloudWatch
6 2 (1.07%) Amazon EC2
6 2 (1.07%) Amazon ELB
7 1 (0.53%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.53%) GitHub
7 1 (0.53%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 88 (47.06%) HTTP
2 57 (30.48%) Firewall
3 53 (28.34%) SSL
4 42 (22.46%) FTP
4 42 (22.46%) TCP/IP
5 23 (12.30%) LDAP
6 19 (10.16%) Network Security
7 18 (9.63%) LAN
8 17 (9.09%) Reverse Proxy
9 16 (8.56%) VPN
10 15 (8.02%) DNS
11 14 (7.49%) SSH
11 14 (7.49%) WAN
12 13 (6.95%) DMZ
13 11 (5.88%) SAN
14 10 (5.35%) WinSCP
15 9 (4.81%) BIG-IP
15 9 (4.81%) Internet
16 8 (4.28%) DHCP
16 8 (4.28%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (4.81%) Relational Database
2 8 (4.28%) DB2
2 8 (4.28%) SQL Server
3 7 (3.74%) MySQL
4 6 (3.21%) Oracle Database
5 5 (2.67%) DataStage
6 4 (2.14%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.14%) Redis
7 2 (1.07%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (1.07%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.07%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.07%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (0.53%) CouchDB
8 1 (0.53%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.53%) MS Access
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle BI EE
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle OLAP
8 1 (0.53%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.53%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 13 (6.95%) Git (software)
2 12 (6.42%) Subversion
3 11 (5.88%) ClearCase
4 10 (5.35%) Introscope
4 10 (5.35%) Jenkins
4 10 (5.35%) XMLSpy
5 7 (3.74%) Maven
6 6 (3.21%) JUnit
7 5 (2.67%) Eclipse
7 5 (2.67%) IntelliJ
8 4 (2.14%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.60%) HP UFT
9 3 (1.60%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.60%) JProfiler
9 3 (1.60%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.60%) Rational Performance Tester
9 3 (1.60%) Toad
9 3 (1.60%) Visual Studio
10 2 (1.07%) Ant
10 2 (1.07%) JIRA
General
1 30 (16.04%) Finance
2 10 (5.35%) Telecoms
3 8 (4.28%) Banking
4 5 (2.67%) Law
4 5 (2.67%) Marketing
5 3 (1.60%) Electronics
5 3 (1.60%) Retail
6 2 (1.07%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.07%) Front Office
6 2 (1.07%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.53%) Billing
7 1 (0.53%) Games
7 1 (0.53%) General Ledger
Job Titles
1 45 (24.06%) Developer
2 26 (13.90%) Architect
3 12 (6.42%) Consultant
4 9 (4.81%) Administrator
4 9 (4.81%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (4.81%) Network Engineer
4 9 (4.81%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (4.28%) Analyst
5 8 (4.28%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (4.28%) Security Architect
6 7 (3.74%) Designer
6 7 (3.74%) Network Architect
6 7 (3.74%) Network Security Architect
6 7 (3.74%) Security Consultant
7 6 (3.21%) Applications Engineer
7 6 (3.21%) Applications Support
7 6 (3.21%) Java Developer
7 6 (3.21%) Lead Developer
7 6 (3.21%) Network Security Consultant
7 6 (3.21%) WebSphere Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (23.53%) Web Services
2 40 (21.39%) SOAP
3 32 (17.11%) XML
4 29 (15.51%) Middleware
4 29 (15.51%) REST
5 24 (12.83%) J2EE
6 21 (11.23%) JSON
7 19 (10.16%) HTML
8 18 (9.63%) JMS
9 13 (6.95%) CSS
9 13 (6.95%) jQuery
10 12 (6.42%) WSDL
10 12 (6.42%) XSLT
11 11 (5.88%) Java EE
11 11 (5.88%) JDBC
11 11 (5.88%) XSD
12 9 (4.81%) EDI
12 9 (4.81%) SAML
12 9 (4.81%) Spring
12 9 (4.81%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 23 (12.30%) DataPower
2 11 (5.88%) iPad
2 11 (5.88%) Public Cloud
3 10 (5.35%) SWIFT
4 9 (4.81%) Analytical Skills
5 8 (4.28%) Algorithms
5 8 (4.28%) Data Centre
6 7 (3.74%) Computer Science
6 7 (3.74%) PKI
6 7 (3.74%) User Experience
7 6 (3.21%) NHS
8 5 (2.67%) Cryptography
8 5 (2.67%) Mainframe
8 5 (2.67%) Management Information System
8 5 (2.67%) Mobile App
8 5 (2.67%) Private Cloud
9 4 (2.14%) BYOD
9 4 (2.14%) Clustering
9 4 (2.14%) Mobile Payment
9 4 (2.14%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 50 (26.74%) Unix
2 45 (24.06%) Windows
3 42 (22.46%) Linux
4 16 (8.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (6.95%) Windows Server
6 7 (3.74%) Windows Server 2008
6 7 (3.74%) Windows Server 2012
7 6 (3.21%) CentOS
7 6 (3.21%) Solaris
7 6 (3.21%) Windows Server 2003
8 5 (2.67%) Android
9 4 (2.14%) Fedora
10 3 (1.60%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.60%) VMS
10 3 (1.60%) Windows Phone
11 2 (1.07%) Apple iOS
11 2 (1.07%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.53%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (20.32%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (13.90%) SOA
3 18 (9.63%) Information Security
4 17 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
5 15 (8.02%) Load Balancing
5 15 (8.02%) TDD
6 14 (7.49%) EAI
7 13 (6.95%) DevOps
8 12 (6.42%) ITIL
8 12 (6.42%) Project Management
9 11 (5.88%) Data Security
10 10 (5.35%) Defect Tracking
10 10 (5.35%) Front End Development
10 10 (5.35%) High Availability
10 10 (5.35%) Migration
10 10 (5.35%) OO
10 10 (5.35%) Open Source
10 10 (5.35%) Performance Testing
11 9 (4.81%) Identity Access Management
11 9 (4.81%) Network Design
Programming Languages
1 53 (28.34%) Java
2 39 (20.86%) SQL
3 24 (12.83%) Shell Script
4 22 (11.76%) Python
5 21 (11.23%) JavaScript
6 10 (5.35%) PHP
7 9 (4.81%) Bash Shell
8 8 (4.28%) Jython
8 8 (4.28%) Ruby
9 7 (3.74%) Perl
9 7 (3.74%) PL/SQL
10 6 (3.21%) Tcl
11 5 (2.67%) C
11 5 (2.67%) C#
11 5 (2.67%) C++
11 5 (2.67%) COBOL
11 5 (2.67%) Korn
12 4 (2.14%) PowerShell
13 3 (1.60%) VB
13 3 (1.60%) XPath
Qualifications
1 22 (11.76%) Security Cleared
2 17 (9.09%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.81%) DV Cleared
4 6 (3.21%) Degree
5 4 (2.14%) ISEB
5 4 (2.14%) ISTQB
6 3 (1.60%) MBA
7 2 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.53%) CCNA
8 1 (0.53%) Chartered Engineer
8 1 (0.53%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 1 (0.53%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.35%) HL7
1 10 (5.35%) SEPA
2 7 (3.74%) QA
3 2 (1.07%) AIFMD
3 2 (1.07%) Dodd-Frank
3 2 (1.07%) MiFID
3 2 (1.07%) SLA
3 2 (1.07%) UCITS
4 1 (0.53%) CDISC
4 1 (0.53%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 22 (11.76%) Active Directory
2 19 (10.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 6 (3.21%) Terminal Server
3 6 (3.21%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 6 (3.21%) XenApp
4 5 (2.67%) KVM
4 5 (2.67%) Microsoft App-V
4 5 (2.67%) Oracle RAC
4 5 (2.67%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (2.14%) Docker
5 4 (2.14%) Hyper-V
6 2 (1.07%) BIND 9
6 2 (1.07%) pfSense
6 2 (1.07%) Samba
7 1 (0.53%) NFS
7 1 (0.53%) Oracle Clusterware
7 1 (0.53%) vSphere
7 1 (0.53%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (7.49%) Ansible
2 10 (5.35%) HP Quality Center
3 9 (4.81%) Puppet
3 9 (4.81%) Tivoli
3 9 (4.81%) Tivoli Identity Manager
4 7 (3.74%) CA Wily
4 7 (3.74%) Opscode Chef
4 7 (3.74%) SCCM
5 5 (2.67%) Ganglia
5 5 (2.67%) Graphite
5 5 (2.67%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (2.67%) Kibana
5 5 (2.67%) Nagios
5 5 (2.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 5 (2.67%) Riemann
5 5 (2.67%) WSUS
5 5 (2.67%) yum
6 4 (2.14%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 3 (1.60%) nmon
7 3 (1.60%) Windows Intune
Vendors
1 44 (23.53%) IBM
2 25 (13.37%) Oracle
3 21 (11.23%) Microsoft
3 21 (11.23%) VMware
4 20 (10.70%) Cisco
5 19 (10.16%) Red Hat
6 18 (9.63%) HP
7 17 (9.09%) CA
8 11 (5.88%) F5
8 11 (5.88%) Facebook
8 11 (5.88%) Twitter
9 10 (5.35%) Remedy
9 10 (5.35%) TIBCO
10 7 (3.74%) Citrix
11 6 (3.21%) Adobe
12 5 (2.67%) NetApp
12 5 (2.67%) Symantec
13 3 (1.60%) Apple
13 3 (1.60%) Green Hat
13 3 (1.60%) Juniper
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