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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 515 495 531
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +36
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 97 91 73
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.17% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.15% 1.27% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 57 34
Average daily rate
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£425 £425 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +20.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £562 £471
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +21.21%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 4
Average hourly rate £12.00 £31.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-61.60% -30.55%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.00 £31.25 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-61.60% -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
8424 7141 8923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.62% 13.53% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4660 3880 4041
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 464 415 683
Average hourly rate £23.00 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.22% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 -3 93 £425 - 28
London +8 58 £455 +2.82% 10
City of London +36 17 £475 +5.84% 3
South East +10 14 £375 -32.43% 6
East Midlands +12 10 £425 - 1
Berkshire +15 9 £375 -11.76%
South West -39 6 £350 - 3
Reading +18 5 £375 -11.76%
Hampshire - 4 £375 - 3
Yorkshire +3 3 £345 -
West Yorkshire +7 2 £380 -
Scotland -12 2 £750 - 1
Nottingham +17 1 - -
Nottinghamshire +9 1 - -
Staffordshire -2 1 £315 -21.25% 1
Buckinghamshire -7 1 - -
West Midlands -18 1 £315 -21.25% 4
Devon - 1 - - 1
Exeter - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £380 -
Liverpool - - - - 1
Guildford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - - 2
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

1 125 (63.13%) HTTP
2 99 (50.00%) HTML
3 96 (48.48%) Oracle
4 88 (44.44%) Windows
5 87 (43.94%) UNIX
6 83 (41.92%) JavaScript
7 78 (39.39%) TCP/IP
8 76 (38.38%) SSL
9 72 (36.36%) Linux
10 63 (31.82%) .NET
11 56 (28.28%) XML
12 55 (27.78%) ASP.NET
13 54 (27.27%) DNS
14 52 (26.26%) Oracle EBS
15 49 (24.75%) Windows Server 2008
16 47 (23.74%) Security Cleared
17 46 (23.23%) HP
17 46 (23.23%) Windows Server 2003
17 46 (23.23%) Java
18 45 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
18 45 (22.73%) ISTQB
19 44 (22.22%) Software Testing
19 44 (22.22%) JSP
19 44 (22.22%) Web Services
19 44 (22.22%) Windows 2000
19 44 (22.22%) Windows XP
20 43 (21.72%) Finance
21 41 (20.71%) JSON
21 41 (20.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 40 (20.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 27 (13.64%) WebLogic
2 24 (12.12%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 23 (11.62%) Apache
4 20 (10.10%) WebLogic Portal
4 20 (10.10%) Oracle Service Bus
5 19 (9.60%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 19 (9.60%) WebSphere
6 17 (8.59%) IIS
7 8 (4.04%) NetWeaver
8 7 (3.54%) SharePoint
9 6 (3.03%) Confluence
10 4 (2.02%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (2.02%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (2.02%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (2.02%) Liferay
11 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
11 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.51%) Jetty
12 1 (0.51%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.51%) nginx
Applications
1 11 (5.56%) MS Office
2 10 (5.05%) Doxygen
3 9 (4.55%) MS Visio
4 6 (3.03%) MS Excel
5 4 (2.02%) Spreadsheet
6 1 (0.51%) InfoPath
6 1 (0.51%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 52 (26.26%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (11.11%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (10.10%) Documaker
4 13 (6.57%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.51%) Google Analytics
5 1 (0.51%) Oracle Applications
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.55%) Force.com
2 2 (1.01%) IaaS
2 2 (1.01%) SaaS
2 2 (1.01%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 125 (63.13%) HTTP
2 78 (39.39%) TCP/IP
3 76 (38.38%) SSL
4 54 (27.27%) DNS
5 35 (17.68%) FTP
6 25 (12.63%) Firewall
7 23 (11.62%) Internet
8 22 (11.11%) Wireshark
9 21 (10.61%) VPN
10 15 (7.58%) SSH
11 10 (5.05%) WAN
12 9 (4.55%) DMZ
13 8 (4.04%) NAS
14 7 (3.54%) VLAN
14 7 (3.54%) IPsec
14 7 (3.54%) OSPF
14 7 (3.54%) BGP
14 7 (3.54%) LAN
15 6 (3.03%) SAN
15 6 (3.03%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 29 (14.65%) Oracle Database
2 23 (11.62%) Oracle Database 11g
3 22 (11.11%) Oracle BI EE
3 22 (11.11%) Oracle ODI
4 20 (10.10%) Oracle BI Publisher
5 16 (8.08%) Oracle Reports
6 15 (7.58%) SQL Server
7 14 (7.07%) MySQL
8 6 (3.03%) Relational Database
9 5 (2.53%) RDBMS
10 3 (1.52%) JasperReports
10 3 (1.52%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.52%) Ingres
10 3 (1.52%) MS Access
11 2 (1.01%) DB2
12 1 (0.51%) SQL Server 2008
12 1 (0.51%) Oracle Exadata
12 1 (0.51%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 36 (18.18%) JIRA
2 24 (12.12%) QuickTest Pro
2 24 (12.12%) LoadRunner
3 16 (8.08%) Xcode
4 14 (7.07%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.54%) Introscope
6 6 (3.03%) Jenkins
6 6 (3.03%) Maven
6 6 (3.03%) Subversion
6 6 (3.03%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (3.03%) Selenium
7 4 (2.02%) JUnit
7 4 (2.02%) FitNesse
8 3 (1.52%) PHPUnit
8 3 (1.52%) Rational Performance Tester
8 3 (1.52%) GCC
8 3 (1.52%) JProfiler
8 3 (1.52%) Toad
9 2 (1.01%) NuGet
9 2 (1.01%) NUnit
General
1 43 (21.72%) Finance
2 22 (11.11%) Billing
3 13 (6.57%) Financial Institution
4 7 (3.54%) Retail
5 5 (2.53%) Banking
5 5 (2.53%) Back Office
6 4 (2.02%) Telecoms
7 3 (1.52%) Marketing
7 3 (1.52%) Legal
8 2 (1.01%) Multimedia
9 1 (0.51%) Automotive
9 1 (0.51%) Law
9 1 (0.51%) Front Office
9 1 (0.51%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 45 (22.73%) Developer
2 31 (15.66%) Analyst
3 24 (12.12%) Architect
4 22 (11.11%) Consultant
5 19 (9.60%) Test Analyst
6 17 (8.59%) iOS Developer
6 17 (8.59%) Tester
7 13 (6.57%) Oracle Consultant
8 12 (6.06%) Administrator
9 11 (5.56%) Solutions Architect
10 10 (5.05%) Java Developer
11 9 (4.55%) Salesforce.com Architect
11 9 (4.55%) Performance Tester
11 9 (4.55%) Senior Consultant
11 9 (4.55%) Applications Support
12 7 (3.54%) Performance Test Analyst
12 7 (3.54%) Performance Engineer
12 7 (3.54%) Performance Analyst
12 7 (3.54%) Test Specialist
13 6 (3.03%) Siebel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 99 (50.00%) HTML
2 63 (31.82%) .NET
3 56 (28.28%) XML
4 55 (27.78%) ASP.NET
5 44 (22.22%) JSP
5 44 (22.22%) Web Services
6 41 (20.71%) JSON
7 33 (16.67%) Middleware
8 32 (16.16%) JMS
9 31 (15.66%) JDBC
10 26 (13.13%) WebCenter
11 24 (12.12%) HTML5
11 24 (12.12%) Oracle Fusion
12 21 (10.61%) CSS
13 17 (8.59%) RESTful
14 14 (7.07%) WebSphere MQ
15 12 (6.06%) REST
16 11 (5.56%) Hibernate
17 10 (5.05%) jQuery
17 10 (5.05%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.68%) Analytical Skills
2 24 (12.12%) User Experience
3 9 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 9 (4.55%) Hedge funds
3 9 (4.55%) Mobile App
4 7 (3.54%) Clustering
5 6 (3.03%) PKI
6 5 (2.53%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.02%) Open Source
8 3 (1.52%) Copywriting
8 3 (1.52%) Wiki
8 3 (1.52%) Data Integration
8 3 (1.52%) Digital Media
9 2 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.01%) GIS
9 2 (1.01%) iPhone
9 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
10 1 (0.51%) CMDB
10 1 (0.51%) Statistics
10 1 (0.51%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 88 (44.44%) Windows
2 87 (43.94%) UNIX
3 72 (36.36%) Linux
4 49 (24.75%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (23.23%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (22.22%) Windows 2000
6 44 (22.22%) Windows XP
7 17 (8.59%) Apple iOS
8 14 (7.07%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (7.07%) Solaris
9 11 (5.56%) Android
10 5 (2.53%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.53%) VMS
11 2 (1.01%) Debian
12 1 (0.51%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.51%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.22%) Software Testing
2 38 (19.19%) Test Scripting
3 36 (18.18%) SOA
4 30 (15.15%) Test Strategy
5 29 (14.65%) Knowledge Management
6 28 (14.14%) Performance Testing
6 28 (14.14%) Validation
7 25 (12.63%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (12.12%) Workflow
9 23 (11.62%) Scrum
10 21 (10.61%) Revenue Management
10 21 (10.61%) Content Management
10 21 (10.61%) Business Intelligence
11 18 (9.09%) Test Automation
12 17 (8.59%) iOS Development
13 16 (8.08%) Migration
14 12 (6.06%) Performance Analysis
14 12 (6.06%) Load Testing
15 11 (5.56%) Change Management
15 11 (5.56%) OO
Programming Languages
1 83 (41.92%) JavaScript
2 46 (23.23%) Java
3 32 (16.16%) SQL
4 31 (15.66%) Bash Shell
5 25 (12.63%) Python
6 24 (12.12%) Jython
6 24 (12.12%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
7 18 (9.09%) Objective-C
8 17 (8.59%) Shell Script
9 15 (7.58%) Korn
10 14 (7.07%) C++
11 11 (5.56%) PHP
12 8 (4.04%) Perl
12 8 (4.04%) VB
12 8 (4.04%) AWK
12 8 (4.04%) sed
13 7 (3.54%) C
14 6 (3.03%) C#
15 5 (2.53%) Apex Code
16 4 (2.02%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (23.74%) Security Cleared
2 45 (22.73%) ISTQB
3 41 (20.71%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 38 (19.19%) SC Cleared
5 21 (10.61%) DV Cleared
6 11 (5.56%) Degree
7 6 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.03%) Microsoft Certification
7 6 (3.03%) CCNA
8 5 (2.53%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.53%) MCSE
9 3 (1.52%) ISEB
9 3 (1.52%) CCNP
10 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
10 2 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.01%) MCPD
11 1 (0.51%) MCITP
11 1 (0.51%) MCP
11 1 (0.51%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.62%) Data Quality
2 12 (6.06%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) SLA
3 2 (1.01%) COBIT
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (10.10%) Nmap
2 17 (8.59%) Oracle RAC
2 17 (8.59%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.54%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.03%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 5 (2.53%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 5 (2.53%) NFS
6 1 (0.51%) ProxySG
6 1 (0.51%) Squid
6 1 (0.51%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.51%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 45 (22.73%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (20.20%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 22 (11.11%) Oracle Identity Management
4 20 (10.10%) Nessus
5 8 (4.04%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.02%) CA Wily
7 3 (1.52%) Puppet
7 3 (1.52%) nmon
8 2 (1.01%) Hyperic
9 1 (0.51%) SCCM
9 1 (0.51%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.51%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.51%) CA SiteMinder
9 1 (0.51%) Netcool
9 1 (0.51%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.51%) OpenView
9 1 (0.51%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 96 (48.48%) Oracle
2 46 (23.23%) HP
3 21 (10.61%) Remedy
4 19 (9.60%) Microsoft
5 18 (9.09%) Siebel
6 16 (8.08%) Red Hat
7 11 (5.56%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (4.04%) SAP
8 8 (4.04%) Cisco
8 8 (4.04%) IBM
8 8 (4.04%) VMware
9 7 (3.54%) Blue Coat
9 7 (3.54%) Intel
10 6 (3.03%) Apple
11 5 (2.53%) F5
12 4 (2.02%) Sun
12 4 (2.02%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.02%) Charles River
12 4 (2.02%) FatWire
13 3 (1.52%) Juniper
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