The table below looks at the statistics for X.509 skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited X.509 over the 3 months to 28 August 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 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X.509
Rank 617 611 586
Rank change year-on-year
-6 -25
Contract jobs citing X.509 8 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.014% 0.009% 0.004%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.099% 0.061% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 3 2
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£370 £338 £404
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.62% -16.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £328 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £408 £439
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 - £360
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £50.00 - -
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
8102 8165 7151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.83% 14.68% 13.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4615 4419 3855
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £510 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 442 415
Average hourly rate £21.53 £21.75 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-1.03% -3.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £38.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

X.509
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing X.509 within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

X.509 Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

X.509
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing X.509 within the UK.

X.509 Daily Rate Trend in the UK

X.509
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing X.509 within the UK.

X.509 Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

X.509
Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing X.509 within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
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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 -9 8 £370 +9.62%
London +19 5 £355 +5.18%
South West - 2 £390 -
Greenford - 2 £355 -
Gloucestershire - 2 £390 -
South East - 1 £370 -
Gloucester - 1 £410 -
Middlesex - 1 £370 -

X.509
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing X.509 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 X.509.

1 16 (64.00%) Java
2 13 (52.00%) LDAP
3 11 (44.00%) Windows
4 8 (32.00%) Linux
4 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
4 8 (32.00%) REST
5 7 (28.00%) ForgeRock
5 7 (28.00%) Big Data
5 7 (28.00%) Microservices
5 7 (28.00%) Kerberos
6 6 (24.00%) C++
6 6 (24.00%) Service Management
6 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
6 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
6 6 (24.00%) PKI
6 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
7 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
7 5 (20.00%) 802.1X
7 5 (20.00%) VoIP
7 5 (20.00%) Tcl
7 5 (20.00%) Tivoli
7 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
7 5 (20.00%) HTTP
7 5 (20.00%) Identity Management
7 5 (20.00%) IPsec
7 5 (20.00%) Information Security
7 5 (20.00%) C
7 5 (20.00%) C#
7 5 (20.00%) Perl
8 4 (16.00%) Oracle

X.509
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing X.509 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 X.509. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (16.00%) Apache
1 4 (16.00%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 13 (52.00%) LDAP
2 7 (28.00%) Kerberos
3 5 (20.00%) VoIP
3 5 (20.00%) IPsec
3 5 (20.00%) HTTP
4 3 (12.00%) Network Security
4 3 (12.00%) DHCP
4 3 (12.00%) VPN
4 3 (12.00%) DNS
4 3 (12.00%) SSL
4 3 (12.00%) Firewall
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (28.00%) Big Data
2 3 (12.00%) MySQL
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Ant
1 1 (4.00%) Bugzilla
1 1 (4.00%) Subversion
1 1 (4.00%) Maven
1 1 (4.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (4.00%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (32.00%) Developer
1 8 (32.00%) Java Developer
2 6 (24.00%) Administrator
3 5 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 5 (20.00%) Security Administrator
4 3 (12.00%) Linux Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) SAP Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Desktop Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Technical Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) IT Security Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) ABAP Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) IT Administrator
6 1 (4.00%) Java Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Java Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (32.00%) REST
2 5 (20.00%) 802.1X
3 4 (16.00%) SAML
4 3 (12.00%) Web Services
5 2 (8.00%) J2EE
6 1 (4.00%) JDBC
6 1 (4.00%) JSP
6 1 (4.00%) Servlets
6 1 (4.00%) JCE
6 1 (4.00%) Spring
6 1 (4.00%) JPA
6 1 (4.00%) OAuth
6 1 (4.00%) XML
6 1 (4.00%) J2SE
6 1 (4.00%) JAX-RS
6 1 (4.00%) MyBatis
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) PKI
2 5 (20.00%) Mainframe
3 3 (12.00%) Management Information System
3 3 (12.00%) Replication
3 3 (12.00%) Clustering
4 2 (8.00%) Computer Science
5 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 11 (44.00%) Windows
2 8 (32.00%) Linux
3 3 (12.00%) Oracle Linux
4 1 (4.00%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (32.00%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (28.00%) Microservices
3 6 (24.00%) Software Engineering
3 6 (24.00%) Service Management
4 5 (20.00%) Identity Management
4 5 (20.00%) Information Security
4 5 (20.00%) Test Strategy
5 3 (12.00%) Configuration Management
6 1 (4.00%) TDD
6 1 (4.00%) Content Management
6 1 (4.00%) Project Planning
6 1 (4.00%) Data Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Information Assurance
6 1 (4.00%) Migration
6 1 (4.00%) Scrum
6 1 (4.00%) ITIL
6 1 (4.00%) UML
6 1 (4.00%) OOP
6 1 (4.00%) RUP
6 1 (4.00%) CRM
Programming Languages
1 16 (64.00%) Java
2 6 (24.00%) C++
3 5 (20.00%) C
3 5 (20.00%) C#
3 5 (20.00%) Perl
3 5 (20.00%) Tcl
4 3 (12.00%) PHP
4 3 (12.00%) ABAP
5 1 (4.00%) Scala
5 1 (4.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 6 (24.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (16.00%) SC Cleared
3 2 (8.00%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.00%) QA
System Software
1 6 (24.00%) Active Directory
2 3 (12.00%) Squid
Systems Management
1 5 (20.00%) Tivoli
2 3 (12.00%) Red Hat Spacewalk
2 3 (12.00%) Rsyslog
3 1 (4.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 7 (28.00%) ForgeRock
2 4 (16.00%) Oracle
3 3 (12.00%) SAP
3 3 (12.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (4.00%) Intel
4 1 (4.00%) Perforce