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 30 August 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
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 555 600 538
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -62
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 92 59 106
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.10% 0.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.09% 0.74% 1.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 29 39
Median daily rate £400 £377 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.24% -5.87%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £330 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £400 £361
% change year-on-year
-1.87% +10.72%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 1
Median hourly rate £42.50 £43.78 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.92% +25.08%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £43.78 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-2.92% +25.08%

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
8477 8013 8229
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.68% 13.93% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 5161 4567 4443
Median daily rate £400 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £233 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £510 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 432 522 458
Median hourly rate £32.25 £21.53 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+49.82% +0.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.19 £47.83 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £21.53 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+66.08% -4.33%

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 30 August 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 30 August 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 +23 74 £400 +3.15% 67
London -19 21 £438 +18.64% 29
North West +26 19 £550 +12.64% 5
Scotland +27 17 £420 +11.77% 2
North East - 14 £295 - 7
Tyne and Wear - 14 £295 - 3
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £295 - 3
Cheshire - 11 £525 -
Glasgow +20 9 £423 +12.66%
South West +9 6 £260 -35.00% 4
South East +7 6 £353 -7.23% 4
West Dunbartonshire - 6 £420 -
Clydebank - 6 £420 -
Warrington - 5 £525 -
Manchester -6 4 £550 +46.08% 5
Bristol - 4 £259 - 2
Merseyside - 3 £500 -
Stockport - 3 £550 -
Derby - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 - -
Liverpool - 3 £500 -
East Midlands - 3 - - 2
City of London +27 2 £416 +26.13% 9
Buckinghamshire +16 2 £375 -8.53%
Yorkshire -3 2 - - 2
Berkshire -5 2 £353 +0.71% 2
West Midlands -32 2 £275 - 11
South Yorkshire - 2 - -
Milton Keynes - 2 £375 -
Sheffield - 2 - -

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 August 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.

1 120 (58.25%) HTTP
2 64 (31.07%) Linux
3 53 (25.73%) Java
4 50 (24.27%) Windows
5 48 (23.30%) Finance
6 46 (22.33%) SSL
6 46 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
7 44 (21.36%) TCP/IP
8 43 (20.87%) Shell Script
9 42 (20.39%) Firewall
10 41 (19.90%) Unix
10 41 (19.90%) Security Cleared
11 39 (18.93%) JavaScript
12 37 (17.96%) Oracle
13 36 (17.48%) LDAP
14 33 (16.02%) FTP
15 32 (15.53%) Python
16 31 (15.05%) XML
17 30 (14.56%) J2EE
17 30 (14.56%) Microsoft
18 29 (14.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
19 28 (13.59%) JSON
19 28 (13.59%) ITIL
19 28 (13.59%) VMware
20 27 (13.11%) Web Services
20 27 (13.11%) SQL
20 27 (13.11%) VPN
20 27 (13.11%) Red Hat
20 27 (13.11%) SC Cleared
20 27 (13.11%) 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 26 (12.62%) Apache
2 19 (9.22%) WebSphere
3 17 (8.25%) IIS
3 17 (8.25%) MQSeries
4 14 (6.80%) WebLogic
5 9 (4.37%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (3.40%) IBM HTTP Server
6 7 (3.40%) JBoss
6 7 (3.40%) WebSphere Portal
7 5 (2.43%) OpenStack
8 4 (1.94%) Tomcat
9 3 (1.46%) Adobe Experience Manager
9 3 (1.46%) Confluence
9 3 (1.46%) Drupal
10 2 (0.97%) FileNet
10 2 (0.97%) IBM Transformation Extender
10 2 (0.97%) MS Exchange
10 2 (0.97%) SharePoint
10 2 (0.97%) Skype for Business
11 1 (0.49%) WebLogic Integration
Applications
1 12 (5.83%) MS Excel
2 6 (2.91%) MS Office
3 4 (1.94%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.46%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.97%) Fireworks
5 2 (0.97%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.49%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (0.97%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.49%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.49%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Business ByDesign
2 1 (0.49%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 17 (8.25%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
3 3 (1.46%) Amazon S3
3 3 (1.46%) Boomi
3 3 (1.46%) Cloud Computing
3 3 (1.46%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (0.97%) Force.com
4 2 (0.97%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 1 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.49%) GitHub
5 1 (0.49%) IaaS
5 1 (0.49%) Office 365
5 1 (0.49%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 120 (58.25%) HTTP
2 46 (22.33%) SSL
3 44 (21.36%) TCP/IP
4 42 (20.39%) Firewall
5 36 (17.48%) LDAP
6 33 (16.02%) FTP
7 27 (13.11%) VPN
8 23 (11.17%) DNS
9 22 (10.68%) Network Security
10 21 (10.19%) Wireshark
11 19 (9.22%) SMTP
12 17 (8.25%) DHCP
13 16 (7.77%) Internet
14 15 (7.28%) NAS
15 14 (6.80%) IPsec
16 12 (5.83%) LAN
16 12 (5.83%) WAN
17 11 (5.34%) BGP
17 11 (5.34%) OSPF
17 11 (5.34%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (7.77%) Oracle Database
2 15 (7.28%) Apache Cassandra
3 12 (5.83%) SQL Server
4 5 (2.43%) Relational Database
5 4 (1.94%) MySQL
5 4 (1.94%) RDBMS
6 3 (1.46%) CouchDB
6 3 (1.46%) MongoDB
6 3 (1.46%) SQL Server 2012
7 2 (0.97%) Redis
8 1 (0.49%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.49%) MarkLogic
8 1 (0.49%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle ODI
8 1 (0.49%) PostgreSQL
8 1 (0.49%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.49%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 15 (7.28%) Jenkins
2 11 (5.34%) Maven
3 10 (4.85%) MSI
4 9 (4.37%) Subversion
5 8 (3.88%) Eclipse
5 8 (3.88%) GitLab
6 7 (3.40%) JIRA
7 5 (2.43%) JUnit
7 5 (2.43%) XMLSpy
8 4 (1.94%) Selenium
9 3 (1.46%) Git (software)
9 3 (1.46%) IntelliJ
9 3 (1.46%) Jasmine
9 3 (1.46%) LoadRunner
9 3 (1.46%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.97%) Introscope
10 2 (0.97%) NUnit
10 2 (0.97%) Sonatype Nexus
10 2 (0.97%) Team Foundation Server
10 2 (0.97%) Visual Studio
General
1 48 (23.30%) Finance
2 12 (5.83%) Banking
3 10 (4.85%) Retail
4 6 (2.91%) Law
5 4 (1.94%) Telecoms
6 3 (1.46%) Electronics
6 3 (1.46%) Investment Banking
6 3 (1.46%) Manufacturing
6 3 (1.46%) Marketing
7 2 (0.97%) Back Office
7 2 (0.97%) Billing
7 2 (0.97%) Publishing
8 1 (0.49%) Legal
8 1 (0.49%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 55 (26.70%) Developer
2 19 (9.22%) Architect
2 19 (9.22%) Linux Engineer
3 14 (6.80%) Integration Developer
4 13 (6.31%) Analyst
5 12 (5.83%) Senior Developer
6 9 (4.37%) Automation Engineer
6 9 (4.37%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (4.37%) Security Engineer
7 8 (3.88%) Integration Architect
7 8 (3.88%) Java Developer
7 8 (3.88%) JavaScript Developer
8 7 (3.40%) Applications Developer
8 7 (3.40%) IP Engineer
8 7 (3.40%) IP Security Engineer
8 7 (3.40%) Test Analyst
9 6 (2.91%) Designer
9 6 (2.91%) Software Engineer
9 6 (2.91%) Technical Specialist
9 6 (2.91%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (15.05%) XML
2 30 (14.56%) J2EE
3 28 (13.59%) JSON
4 27 (13.11%) Web Services
5 21 (10.19%) Middleware
6 20 (9.71%) SOAP
7 19 (9.22%) SAML
8 18 (8.74%) REST
9 16 (7.77%) HTML
10 15 (7.28%) CSS
11 9 (4.37%) Spring
11 9 (4.37%) XSLT
12 8 (3.88%) EDIFACT
12 8 (3.88%) JDBC
12 8 (3.88%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
13 7 (3.40%) JMS
13 7 (3.40%) LAMP
13 7 (3.40%) XSD
14 6 (2.91%) WSDL
14 6 (2.91%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 19 (9.22%) Enterprise Software
2 18 (8.74%) DataPower
3 13 (6.31%) iPad
4 11 (5.34%) Computer Science
5 10 (4.85%) Wiki
6 7 (3.40%) Analytical Skills
6 7 (3.40%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 5 (2.43%) Cryptography
7 5 (2.43%) Internet of Things
7 5 (2.43%) Tandem
8 4 (1.94%) Arduino
8 4 (1.94%) Clustering
8 4 (1.94%) Home Automation
8 4 (1.94%) Management Information System
8 4 (1.94%) Raspberry Pi
8 4 (1.94%) User Experience
9 3 (1.46%) Data Centre
9 3 (1.46%) Mainframe
9 3 (1.46%) Public Cloud
9 3 (1.46%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 64 (31.07%) Linux
2 50 (24.27%) Windows
3 41 (19.90%) Unix
4 29 (14.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 23 (11.17%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.43%) Windows Server 2008
7 4 (1.94%) Android
8 3 (1.46%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.46%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (0.97%) AIX
9 2 (0.97%) CentOS
9 2 (0.97%) Solaris
10 1 (0.49%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (22.33%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (13.59%) ITIL
3 21 (10.19%) Identity Access Management
4 19 (9.22%) Information Security
5 18 (8.74%) Load Balancing
6 17 (8.25%) TDD
7 16 (7.77%) Microservices
8 15 (7.28%) Analytics
8 15 (7.28%) High Availability
8 15 (7.28%) SOA
9 14 (6.80%) Migration
10 13 (6.31%) Software Distribution
10 13 (6.31%) Virtual Environments
11 12 (5.83%) Disaster Recovery
11 12 (5.83%) Extreme Programming
12 11 (5.34%) Scrum
12 11 (5.34%) Web Development
13 10 (4.85%) DevOps
13 10 (4.85%) E-Commerce
13 10 (4.85%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 53 (25.73%) Java
2 43 (20.87%) Shell Script
3 39 (18.93%) JavaScript
4 32 (15.53%) Python
5 27 (13.11%) SQL
6 17 (8.25%) Perl
6 17 (8.25%) PowerShell
7 15 (7.28%) Bash Shell
8 14 (6.80%) Lua
8 14 (6.80%) VB
9 11 (5.34%) PHP
10 7 (3.40%) C
11 5 (2.43%) Groovy
11 5 (2.43%) Jython
12 4 (1.94%) ActionScript
12 4 (1.94%) ActionScript 2.0
12 4 (1.94%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.46%) C++
14 2 (0.97%) C#
14 2 (0.97%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 41 (19.90%) Security Cleared
2 27 (13.11%) SC Cleared
3 19 (9.22%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (5.83%) CCNP
4 12 (5.83%) Degree
5 11 (5.34%) Microsoft Certification
6 10 (4.85%) ITIL Certification
7 9 (4.37%) CISSP
8 7 (3.40%) BPSS Clearance
8 7 (3.40%) CCNA
8 7 (3.40%) CCSA
8 7 (3.40%) CCSE
9 6 (2.91%) CCIE
10 2 (0.97%) CREST Certified
10 2 (0.97%) Oracle Certification
11 1 (0.49%) CHECK Team Leader
11 1 (0.49%) EMCISA
11 1 (0.49%) EMCSA
11 1 (0.49%) OCA
11 1 (0.49%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.43%) Disclosure Scotland
1 5 (2.43%) QA
2 3 (1.46%) SEPA
3 2 (0.97%) HL7
3 2 (0.97%) PCI DSS
4 1 (0.49%) FATCA
4 1 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 17 (8.25%) VMware Infrastructure
2 14 (6.80%) Virtual Machines
3 13 (6.31%) Active Directory
4 12 (5.83%) Samba
5 11 (5.34%) Microsoft App-V
6 8 (3.88%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 7 (3.40%) ProxySG
8 2 (0.97%) Oracle RAC
8 2 (0.97%) VMware ESX
9 1 (0.49%) Docker
9 1 (0.49%) Terminal Server
9 1 (0.49%) vCloud
9 1 (0.49%) vSphere
9 1 (0.49%) Xen
9 1 (0.49%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 27 (13.11%) Puppet
2 23 (11.17%) Tivoli
3 15 (7.28%) Nagios
4 13 (6.31%) yum
5 11 (5.34%) Opscode Chef
5 11 (5.34%) SCCM
6 10 (4.85%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 8 (3.88%) Tivoli Identity Manager
8 7 (3.40%) FortiGate
9 5 (2.43%) Ansible
10 3 (1.46%) BladeLogic
10 3 (1.46%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 3 (1.46%) SCOrch
11 2 (0.97%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.97%) HAProxy
11 2 (0.97%) HP Quality Center
11 2 (0.97%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 2 (0.97%) Tivoli Storage Manager
12 1 (0.49%) CloudHub
12 1 (0.49%) EMC VPLEX
Vendors
1 37 (17.96%) Oracle
2 30 (14.56%) Microsoft
3 28 (13.59%) VMware
4 27 (13.11%) Red Hat
5 23 (11.17%) IBM
6 21 (10.19%) F5
7 20 (9.71%) Cisco
8 18 (8.74%) CheckPoint
9 13 (6.31%) NetApp
9 13 (6.31%) PTC
10 11 (5.34%) CA
10 11 (5.34%) Dell
10 11 (5.34%) HP
11 7 (3.40%) Blue Coat
11 7 (3.40%) Citrix
12 6 (2.91%) Juniper
13 4 (1.94%) MuleSoft
14 3 (1.46%) AppDynamics
14 3 (1.46%) Brocade
14 3 (1.46%) hybris
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