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 23 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
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
Rank 526 491 528
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +37
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 88 87 75
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.15% 0.17% 0.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.05% 1.23% 0.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 56 35
Average daily rate
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£425 £431 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.44% +23.21%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £570 £468
UK excluding London average daily rate £378 £400 £330
% change year-on-year
-5.62% +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
8414 7100 9045
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.56% 13.47% 15.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 4661 3882 4105
Average daily rate £365 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.68% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £333
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 463 396 711
Average hourly rate £22.69 £22.50 £21.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.84% +4.65%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.50

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 23 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 23 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 -17 85 £425 -1.44% 30
London +5 53 £450 +0.55% 9
City of London +24 13 £460 +2.50% 2
South East -5 12 £375 -32.43% 5
East Midlands - 9 £425 -
Berkshire +15 6 £350 -17.64%
South West -20 6 £350 - 3
Hampshire - 5 £375 - 3
Yorkshire +4 3 £345 - 1
West Yorkshire -6 2 £380 - 1
Reading +10 1 - -
Staffordshire -2 1 £315 -21.25% 1
Buckinghamshire -8 1 - -
Scotland -12 1 £750 - 1
West Midlands -14 1 £315 -21.25% 4
Devon - 1 - - 1
Exeter - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 £380 - 1
Liverpool - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Maidstone - - - -
Manchester - - - - 3
Milton Keynes - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Preston - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Bedford - - - -
Birmingham - - - - 1

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 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.

1 127 (63.82%) HTTP
2 100 (50.25%) HTML
3 95 (47.74%) Oracle
4 88 (44.22%) Windows
5 87 (43.72%) UNIX
6 84 (42.21%) JavaScript
7 79 (39.70%) TCP/IP
8 76 (38.19%) SSL
9 72 (36.18%) Linux
10 63 (31.66%) .NET
11 57 (28.64%) XML
12 55 (27.64%) ASP.NET
12 55 (27.64%) DNS
13 52 (26.13%) Oracle EBS
14 49 (24.62%) Windows Server 2008
15 47 (23.62%) Security Cleared
16 46 (23.12%) HP
16 46 (23.12%) Windows Server 2003
16 46 (23.12%) Java
17 45 (22.61%) Web Services
17 45 (22.61%) HP Quality Center
17 45 (22.61%) ISTQB
18 44 (22.11%) Software Testing
18 44 (22.11%) Windows 2000
18 44 (22.11%) Windows XP
18 44 (22.11%) JSP
19 43 (21.61%) Finance
20 42 (21.11%) JSON
21 41 (20.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
22 40 (20.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager

HTTPS
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 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 (13.57%) WebLogic
2 24 (12.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 23 (11.56%) Apache
4 20 (10.05%) WebLogic Portal
4 20 (10.05%) Oracle Service Bus
5 19 (9.55%) WebSphere
5 19 (9.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 17 (8.54%) IIS
7 8 (4.02%) NetWeaver
8 7 (3.52%) SharePoint
9 6 (3.02%) Confluence
10 4 (2.01%) Oracle Workflow
10 4 (2.01%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (2.01%) WebSphere Application Server
10 4 (2.01%) Liferay
11 2 (1.01%) MS Exchange
11 2 (1.01%) Tomcat
12 1 (0.50%) SharePoint 2010
12 1 (0.50%) Exchange Server 2010
12 1 (0.50%) Jetty
Applications
1 11 (5.53%) MS Office
1 11 (5.53%) Doxygen
2 9 (4.52%) MS Visio
3 6 (3.02%) MS Excel
4 4 (2.01%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.50%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.50%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 52 (26.13%) Oracle EBS
2 22 (11.06%) Oracle BPM
3 20 (10.05%) Documaker
4 13 (6.53%) Oracle FAH
5 1 (0.50%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.50%) Google Analytics
Cloud Services
1 9 (4.52%) Force.com
2 2 (1.01%) SaaS
2 2 (1.01%) PaaS
2 2 (1.01%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 127 (63.82%) HTTP
2 79 (39.70%) TCP/IP
3 76 (38.19%) SSL
4 55 (27.64%) DNS
5 35 (17.59%) FTP
6 26 (13.07%) Firewall
7 23 (11.56%) Internet
7 23 (11.56%) Wireshark
8 22 (11.06%) VPN
9 15 (7.54%) SSH
10 10 (5.03%) WAN
11 9 (4.52%) DMZ
12 8 (4.02%) OSPF
12 8 (4.02%) BGP
12 8 (4.02%) NAS
13 7 (3.52%) VLAN
13 7 (3.52%) IPsec
13 7 (3.52%) LAN
14 6 (3.02%) SNMP
14 6 (3.02%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (14.07%) Oracle Database
2 22 (11.06%) Oracle ODI
2 22 (11.06%) Oracle Database 11g
2 22 (11.06%) Oracle BI EE
3 20 (10.05%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 15 (7.54%) SQL Server
4 15 (7.54%) Oracle Reports
5 14 (7.04%) MySQL
6 6 (3.02%) Relational Database
7 5 (2.51%) RDBMS
8 3 (1.51%) JasperReports
8 3 (1.51%) MS Access
8 3 (1.51%) Ingres
9 2 (1.01%) DB2
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
10 1 (0.50%) SQL Server 2008
10 1 (0.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 36 (18.09%) JIRA
2 24 (12.06%) QuickTest Pro
2 24 (12.06%) LoadRunner
3 17 (8.54%) Xcode
4 15 (7.54%) Git (software)
5 7 (3.52%) Introscope
6 6 (3.02%) Subversion
6 6 (3.02%) Maven
6 6 (3.02%) Selenium
6 6 (3.02%) Atlassian Bamboo
6 6 (3.02%) Jenkins
7 4 (2.01%) FitNesse
7 4 (2.01%) JUnit
8 3 (1.51%) PHPUnit
8 3 (1.51%) JProfiler
8 3 (1.51%) Toad
8 3 (1.51%) Rational Performance Tester
8 3 (1.51%) GCC
9 2 (1.01%) NuGet
9 2 (1.01%) ReSharper
General
1 43 (21.61%) Finance
2 23 (11.56%) Billing
3 13 (6.53%) Financial Institution
4 8 (4.02%) Retail
5 6 (3.02%) Back Office
6 5 (2.51%) Banking
7 4 (2.01%) Telecoms
8 3 (1.51%) Marketing
9 2 (1.01%) Multimedia
9 2 (1.01%) Legal
10 1 (0.50%) Automotive
10 1 (0.50%) Law
10 1 (0.50%) Electronics
10 1 (0.50%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 45 (22.61%) Developer
2 30 (15.08%) Analyst
3 24 (12.06%) Architect
4 22 (11.06%) Consultant
5 18 (9.05%) Test Analyst
5 18 (9.05%) Tester
5 18 (9.05%) iOS Developer
6 13 (6.53%) Oracle Consultant
7 12 (6.03%) Administrator
8 11 (5.53%) Solutions Architect
9 10 (5.03%) Java Developer
10 9 (4.52%) Performance Tester
10 9 (4.52%) Senior Consultant
10 9 (4.52%) Applications Support
10 9 (4.52%) Salesforce.com Architect
11 7 (3.52%) Performance Analyst
11 7 (3.52%) Performance Test Analyst
11 7 (3.52%) Test Specialist
11 7 (3.52%) Performance Engineer
12 6 (3.02%) Siebel Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (50.25%) HTML
2 63 (31.66%) .NET
3 57 (28.64%) XML
4 55 (27.64%) ASP.NET
5 45 (22.61%) Web Services
6 44 (22.11%) JSP
7 42 (21.11%) JSON
8 33 (16.58%) Middleware
9 32 (16.08%) JMS
10 31 (15.58%) JDBC
11 26 (13.07%) WebCenter
12 25 (12.56%) HTML5
13 24 (12.06%) Oracle Fusion
14 21 (10.55%) CSS
15 18 (9.05%) RESTful
16 14 (7.04%) WebSphere MQ
17 12 (6.03%) REST
18 11 (5.53%) Hibernate
19 10 (5.03%) Spring
19 10 (5.03%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 35 (17.59%) Analytical Skills
2 25 (12.56%) User Experience
3 9 (4.52%) Hedge funds
3 9 (4.52%) Mobile App
3 9 (4.52%) Enterprise Software
4 7 (3.52%) Clustering
5 6 (3.02%) PKI
6 5 (2.51%) N-Tier
7 4 (2.01%) Open Source
8 3 (1.51%) Digital Media
8 3 (1.51%) Copywriting
8 3 (1.51%) Wiki
8 3 (1.51%) Data Integration
9 2 (1.01%) Mainframe
9 2 (1.01%) GIS
9 2 (1.01%) Computer Science
9 2 (1.01%) iPhone
10 1 (0.50%) DataPower
10 1 (0.50%) Telematics
10 1 (0.50%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 88 (44.22%) Windows
2 87 (43.72%) UNIX
3 72 (36.18%) Linux
4 49 (24.62%) Windows Server 2008
5 46 (23.12%) Windows Server 2003
6 44 (22.11%) Windows 2000
6 44 (22.11%) Windows XP
7 18 (9.05%) Apple iOS
8 14 (7.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 14 (7.04%) Solaris
9 12 (6.03%) Android
10 5 (2.51%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (2.51%) VMS
11 2 (1.01%) Debian
12 1 (0.50%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.50%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (22.11%) Software Testing
2 39 (19.60%) Test Scripting
3 36 (18.09%) SOA
4 30 (15.08%) Test Strategy
5 29 (14.57%) Knowledge Management
6 28 (14.07%) Performance Testing
6 28 (14.07%) Validation
7 25 (12.56%) Agile Software Development
8 24 (12.06%) Workflow
9 23 (11.56%) Scrum
10 21 (10.55%) Content Management
10 21 (10.55%) Revenue Management
11 20 (10.05%) Business Intelligence
12 18 (9.05%) Test Automation
12 18 (9.05%) iOS Development
13 16 (8.04%) Migration
14 12 (6.03%) Load Testing
14 12 (6.03%) Performance Analysis
15 11 (5.53%) Android Development
15 11 (5.53%) OO
Programming Languages
1 84 (42.21%) JavaScript
2 46 (23.12%) Java
3 31 (15.58%) SQL
3 31 (15.58%) Bash Shell
4 25 (12.56%) Python
5 24 (12.06%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
5 24 (12.06%) Jython
6 19 (9.55%) Objective-C
7 17 (8.54%) Shell Script
8 15 (7.54%) Korn
9 14 (7.04%) C++
10 11 (5.53%) PHP
11 8 (4.02%) VB
11 8 (4.02%) AWK
11 8 (4.02%) Perl
11 8 (4.02%) sed
12 7 (3.52%) C
13 6 (3.02%) C#
14 5 (2.51%) Apex Code
15 4 (2.01%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 47 (23.62%) Security Cleared
2 45 (22.61%) ISTQB
3 41 (20.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 38 (19.10%) SC Cleared
5 22 (11.06%) DV Cleared
6 11 (5.53%) Degree
7 6 (3.02%) CCNA
7 6 (3.02%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.02%) Microsoft Certification
8 5 (2.51%) ITIL Certification
8 5 (2.51%) MCSE
9 3 (1.51%) CCNP
9 3 (1.51%) ISEB
10 2 (1.01%) ISEB Practitioner
10 2 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
10 2 (1.01%) MCPD
10 2 (1.01%) CTC Cleared
11 1 (0.50%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
11 1 (0.50%) MCP
11 1 (0.50%) MCITP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 23 (11.56%) Data Quality
2 12 (6.03%) QA
3 2 (1.01%) COBIT
3 2 (1.01%) SLA
4 1 (0.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 20 (10.05%) Nmap
2 17 (8.54%) Oracle RAC
2 17 (8.54%) Active Directory
3 7 (3.52%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (3.02%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
5 5 (2.51%) NFS
5 5 (2.51%) Veritas Cluster Server
6 2 (1.01%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.50%) VMware ESX
7 1 (0.50%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.50%) Squid
Systems Management
1 45 (22.61%) HP Quality Center
2 40 (20.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 22 (11.06%) Oracle Identity Management
4 20 (10.05%) Nessus
5 8 (4.02%) Tivoli
6 4 (2.01%) CA Wily
7 3 (1.51%) Puppet
7 3 (1.51%) nmon
8 2 (1.01%) Hyperic
8 2 (1.01%) FortiGate
9 1 (0.50%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 1 (0.50%) Netcool
9 1 (0.50%) Netcool/OMNIbus
9 1 (0.50%) CA SiteMinder
9 1 (0.50%) SCCM
9 1 (0.50%) SolarWinds Orion
9 1 (0.50%) OpenView
Vendors
1 95 (47.74%) Oracle
2 46 (23.12%) HP
3 21 (10.55%) Remedy
4 19 (9.55%) Microsoft
5 18 (9.05%) Siebel
6 16 (8.04%) Red Hat
7 11 (5.53%) Salesforce.com
8 9 (4.52%) Cisco
9 8 (4.02%) IBM
9 8 (4.02%) SAP
9 8 (4.02%) VMware
9 8 (4.02%) Blue Coat
10 7 (3.52%) Intel
11 6 (3.02%) Apple
11 6 (3.02%) F5
12 5 (2.51%) CheckPoint
13 4 (2.01%) Sun
13 4 (2.01%) Charles River
13 4 (2.01%) FatWire
14 3 (1.51%) Juniper
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