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 28 April 2015 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
28 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 522 530 471
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -59
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 80 68 87
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.14% 0.12% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.98% 0.94% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 30 58
Average daily rate
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£400 £350 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -26.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £251 £298 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £548 £429 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £330 £338
% change year-on-year
+21.21% -2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
8170 7207 7312
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.67% 13.21% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 4450 3815 3647
Average daily rate £350 £351 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.28% +0.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+1.19% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 436 396 578
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.06 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+49.55% -10.84%

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 28 April 2015.

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 28 April 2015. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +2 74 £400 +14.28% 59
London +6 29 £475 +18.75% 18
South East -24 18 £256 -21.15% 16
City of London +26 12 £520 +38.66% 3
South West +18 8 £400 +29.03% 7
East Midlands -5 8 £400 +14.28% 2
Milton Keynes - 7 £650 -
Buckinghamshire - 7 £650 -
Exeter +5 5 £400 +29.03%
Devon +4 5 £400 +29.03%
Hampshire -16 5 £245 -25.19% 2
Nottingham +1 4 - -
Nottinghamshire 0 4 - -
Northampton -2 4 £400 -
Northamptonshire -4 4 £400 -
West Midlands - 4 £388 - 3
Berkshire -5 3 - - 1
Farnborough - 3 £240 -
Scotland - 2 - - 2
Surrey - 2 - - 1
Wiltshire - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 - - 1
Coventry - 2 - - 1
Glasgow - 2 - - 2
East of England +7 1 - - 10
Gosport +5 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - - 1
Gatwick - 1 £50 -
Bristol - 1 - -
Camberley - 1 - -

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 91 (50.56%) HTTP
2 57 (31.67%) Oracle
3 51 (28.33%) Windows
4 46 (25.56%) Java
5 45 (25.00%) TCP/IP
5 45 (25.00%) SSL
6 43 (23.89%) Finance
7 39 (21.67%) Firewall
8 37 (20.56%) HTML
9 35 (19.44%) .NET
10 34 (18.89%) JavaScript
11 32 (17.78%) Linux
12 31 (17.22%) XML
12 31 (17.22%) SQL
12 31 (17.22%) DNS
13 30 (16.67%) Web Services
14 29 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
14 29 (16.11%) REST
15 27 (15.00%) SOAP
15 27 (15.00%) SOA
16 26 (14.44%) JSON
17 23 (12.78%) Microsoft
18 22 (12.22%) JMS
19 21 (11.67%) SQL Server
19 21 (11.67%) SMTP
19 21 (11.67%) FTP
20 20 (11.11%) Internet
20 20 (11.11%) CSS
20 20 (11.11%) UNIX
21 18 (10.00%) Middleware

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 2015, 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 17 (9.44%) WebSphere
2 14 (7.78%) IIS
3 12 (6.67%) Apache
4 11 (6.11%) Tomcat
5 10 (5.56%) WebLogic
5 10 (5.56%) NetWeaver
5 10 (5.56%) Oracle Service Bus
5 10 (5.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 4 (2.22%) Apache Solr
6 4 (2.22%) WebSphere Application Server
7 3 (1.67%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (1.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 2 (1.11%) SAP Portal
8 2 (1.11%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 2 (1.11%) MQSeries
8 2 (1.11%) SharePoint
9 1 (0.56%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.56%) BizTalk Server
9 1 (0.56%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
Applications
1 8 (4.44%) MS Office
1 8 (4.44%) MS Excel
2 3 (1.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.56%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 8 (4.44%) Documaker
2 5 (2.78%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (2.22%) Oracle BPM
4 2 (1.11%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 2 (1.11%) SAP R/3
5 1 (0.56%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.56%) SAP xRPM
5 1 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.56%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.56%) SAP GRC
5 1 (0.56%) SAP EWM
Cloud Services
1 3 (1.67%) Microsoft Azure
1 3 (1.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.11%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.56%) Amazon S3
3 1 (0.56%) Route 53
3 1 (0.56%) GitHub
3 1 (0.56%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 91 (50.56%) HTTP
2 45 (25.00%) TCP/IP
2 45 (25.00%) SSL
3 39 (21.67%) Firewall
4 31 (17.22%) DNS
5 21 (11.67%) SMTP
5 21 (11.67%) FTP
6 20 (11.11%) Internet
7 18 (10.00%) SSH
8 12 (6.67%) VPN
9 11 (6.11%) DMZ
10 9 (5.00%) Wireshark
11 8 (4.44%) LAN
12 6 (3.33%) BIG-IP
13 5 (2.78%) IMAP
13 5 (2.78%) 3G
13 5 (2.78%) Network Security
13 5 (2.78%) 4G
14 4 (2.22%) OSPF
14 4 (2.22%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.33%) MySQL
3 11 (6.11%) MongoDB
4 10 (5.56%) Oracle ODI
4 10 (5.56%) Oracle Database
4 10 (5.56%) Relational Database
4 10 (5.56%) Oracle BI EE
5 9 (5.00%) DB2
6 7 (3.89%) PostgreSQL
7 6 (3.33%) RDBMS
8 5 (2.78%) Oracle Database 11g
8 5 (2.78%) NoSQL
9 4 (2.22%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
10 3 (1.67%) Oracle BI Publisher
11 2 (1.11%) InfluxDB
11 2 (1.11%) Redis
11 2 (1.11%) CouchDB
11 2 (1.11%) OLTP
11 2 (1.11%) Sybase ASE
Development Applications
1 11 (6.11%) Selenium
2 9 (5.00%) JIRA
2 9 (5.00%) JUnit
3 8 (4.44%) SpecFlow
4 7 (3.89%) WebDriver
4 7 (3.89%) Jenkins
4 7 (3.89%) Fiddler
5 6 (3.33%) Maven
5 6 (3.33%) Cucumber
6 4 (2.22%) Git (software)
6 4 (2.22%) Visual Studio
6 4 (2.22%) Introscope
6 4 (2.22%) Xcode
7 3 (1.67%) NUnit
7 3 (1.67%) Eclipse
7 3 (1.67%) Jasmine
7 3 (1.67%) CANoe
8 2 (1.11%) LoadRunner
8 2 (1.11%) Subversion
8 2 (1.11%) Ant
General
1 43 (23.89%) Finance
2 18 (10.00%) Retail
3 14 (7.78%) Banking
4 11 (6.11%) Billing
5 8 (4.44%) Marketing
5 8 (4.44%) Automotive
6 7 (3.89%) Telecoms
7 6 (3.33%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.78%) Manufacturing
9 4 (2.22%) Electronics
10 3 (1.67%) Legal
10 3 (1.67%) Military
11 2 (1.11%) Publishing
11 2 (1.11%) Games
12 1 (0.56%) Law
12 1 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.56%) Financial Institution
12 1 (0.56%) Back Office
12 1 (0.56%) Local Government
12 1 (0.56%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 48 (26.67%) Developer
2 24 (13.33%) Analyst
3 19 (10.56%) Consultant
4 17 (9.44%) Architect
5 16 (8.89%) Java Developer
6 10 (5.56%) Administrator
7 9 (5.00%) Business Analyst
8 8 (4.44%) Front-End Developer
9 7 (3.89%) Linux Engineer
9 7 (3.89%) Linux Administrator
10 6 (3.33%) Test Analyst
10 6 (3.33%) DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.78%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 5 (2.78%) Oracle Team Leader
11 5 (2.78%) Integration Architect
11 5 (2.78%) Systems Administrator
11 5 (2.78%) Applications Support
11 5 (2.78%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (2.78%) Team Leader
12 4 (2.22%) SAP Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (20.56%) HTML
2 35 (19.44%) .NET
3 31 (17.22%) XML
4 30 (16.67%) Web Services
5 29 (16.11%) REST
6 27 (15.00%) SOAP
7 26 (14.44%) JSON
8 22 (12.22%) JMS
9 20 (11.11%) CSS
10 18 (10.00%) Middleware
11 17 (9.44%) JSP
12 16 (8.89%) JDBC
13 15 (8.33%) HTML5
14 14 (7.78%) jQuery
14 14 (7.78%) Spring
15 13 (7.22%) AngularJS
16 12 (6.67%) WebCenter
16 12 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
16 12 (6.67%) J2EE
17 11 (6.11%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 14 (7.78%) Open Source
2 13 (7.22%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (7.22%) Clustering
3 8 (4.44%) PKI
3 8 (4.44%) Mobile App
4 6 (3.33%) Video on Demand
4 6 (3.33%) BYOD
5 4 (2.22%) Visualisation
5 4 (2.22%) EFT
5 4 (2.22%) Replication
6 3 (1.67%) SCADA
6 3 (1.67%) iPad
6 3 (1.67%) Telematics
7 2 (1.11%) Animation
7 2 (1.11%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.11%) Private Cloud
7 2 (1.11%) Data Integration
7 2 (1.11%) DataPower
7 2 (1.11%) Derivative
7 2 (1.11%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 51 (28.33%) Windows
2 32 (17.78%) Linux
3 20 (11.11%) UNIX
4 12 (6.67%) Apple iOS
5 10 (5.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (4.44%) Windows Server 2008
7 7 (3.89%) Android
7 7 (3.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (3.33%) Windows Phone
9 5 (2.78%) Windows 2000
9 5 (2.78%) Windows XP
9 5 (2.78%) CentOS
10 4 (2.22%) Mac OS X
10 4 (2.22%) Debian
10 4 (2.22%) Windows Server 2012
11 2 (1.11%) Amazon Linux
11 2 (1.11%) Windows 7
11 2 (1.11%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.56%) AIX
12 1 (0.56%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (16.11%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (15.00%) SOA
3 14 (7.78%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (7.22%) Configuration Management
5 11 (6.11%) Scrum
6 10 (5.56%) E-Commerce
6 10 (5.56%) Load Balancing
7 9 (5.00%) Software Testing
7 9 (5.00%) Web Design
7 9 (5.00%) CRM
7 9 (5.00%) Workflow
7 9 (5.00%) Validation
7 9 (5.00%) BDD
7 9 (5.00%) Responsive Web Design
8 8 (4.44%) Revenue Management
8 8 (4.44%) DevOps
8 8 (4.44%) Project Management
8 8 (4.44%) OO
8 8 (4.44%) Performance Testing
9 7 (3.89%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 46 (25.56%) Java
2 34 (18.89%) JavaScript
3 31 (17.22%) SQL
4 16 (8.89%) C#
4 16 (8.89%) Bash Shell
5 14 (7.78%) Python
6 13 (7.22%) C
7 9 (5.00%) C++
7 9 (5.00%) PHP
7 9 (5.00%) PowerShell
8 8 (4.44%) XPath
8 8 (4.44%) Shell Script
9 7 (3.89%) Jython
10 6 (3.33%) Objective-C
10 6 (3.33%) Perl
11 5 (2.78%) ActionScript
11 5 (2.78%) Korn
11 5 (2.78%) ActionScript 2.0
12 4 (2.22%) PL/SQL
13 3 (1.67%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 11 (6.11%) Security Cleared
2 10 (5.56%) Degree
3 9 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 8 (4.44%) CISSP
5 6 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (2.78%) SC Cleared
6 5 (2.78%) CCNP
7 4 (2.22%) Microsoft Certification
7 4 (2.22%) RHCE
7 4 (2.22%) MCSE
7 4 (2.22%) ISTQB
7 4 (2.22%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 3 (1.67%) MCP
8 3 (1.67%) CCNA
8 3 (1.67%) CISM
9 2 (1.11%) CCSA
9 2 (1.11%) CCSE
9 2 (1.11%) CISMP
10 1 (0.56%) MCITP
10 1 (0.56%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (5.56%) Data Quality
2 7 (3.89%) QA
3 4 (2.22%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (1.11%) SLA
5 1 (0.56%) HL7
System Software
1 13 (7.22%) Active Directory
2 8 (4.44%) Oracle RAC
3 6 (3.33%) Hyper-V
4 4 (2.22%) Postfix
4 4 (2.22%) Forefront TMG
4 4 (2.22%) SpamAssassin
5 3 (1.67%) qmail
6 2 (1.11%) Varnish
6 2 (1.11%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.11%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.56%) XenApp
7 1 (0.56%) Terminal Server
7 1 (0.56%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 11 (6.11%) Puppet
2 8 (4.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 8 (4.44%) AirWatch
3 6 (3.33%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (3.33%) Ansible
4 5 (2.78%) SELinux
4 5 (2.78%) Nagios
4 5 (2.78%) Nessus
4 5 (2.78%) Nmap
4 5 (2.78%) SCCM
4 5 (2.78%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (2.22%) CA Wily
5 4 (2.22%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (1.67%) Oracle Identity Management
6 3 (1.67%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 2 (1.11%) FortiGate
7 2 (1.11%) Vagrant
7 2 (1.11%) logstash
7 2 (1.11%) Kibana
7 2 (1.11%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 57 (31.67%) Oracle
2 23 (12.78%) Microsoft
3 17 (9.44%) SAP
4 16 (8.89%) Remedy
5 13 (7.22%) IBM
6 9 (5.00%) Sybase
6 9 (5.00%) Red Hat
7 8 (4.44%) Software AG
8 7 (3.89%) Intel
8 7 (3.89%) ServiceNow
9 6 (3.33%) WorldPay
9 6 (3.33%) HP
9 6 (3.33%) CA
9 6 (3.33%) Cisco
9 6 (3.33%) F5
10 5 (2.78%) VMware
11 4 (2.22%) hybris
11 4 (2.22%) Citrix
11 4 (2.22%) Xamarin
12 3 (1.67%) ExactTarget
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