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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
X.509
Rank 588 561 552
Rank change year-on-year
-27 -9
Contract jobs citing X.509 21 21 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.038% 0.038% 0.002%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.25% 0.29% 0.014%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 17 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.75% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £224 £413 -
% change year-on-year
-45.75% -
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
8325 7230 7275
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.89% 13.25% 15.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 4527 3851 3617
Average daily rate £350 £352 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.56% +0.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 391 580
Average hourly rate £28.00 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.00% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.20 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £41.15 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing X.509 within the UK over the 3 months to 5 May 2015.

X.509 Daily Rate Histogram 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 9 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 5 May 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 -20 21 £325 -27.37%
London +27 13 £375 +2.73%
South West -2 6 £224 -52.39%
Plymouth - 6 £224 -
Devon - 6 £224 -
Hampshire - 2 - -
Southampton - 2 - -
South East - 2 - -
City of London - 1 £400 -

X.509
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 20 (62.50%) LDAP
2 16 (50.00%) Java
2 16 (50.00%) PKI
2 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
3 14 (43.75%) REST
3 14 (43.75%) Kerberos
3 14 (43.75%) ForgeRock
4 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
5 12 (37.50%) Big Data
5 12 (37.50%) Microservices
6 9 (28.13%) Linux
7 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
7 6 (18.75%) CA
7 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
8 5 (15.63%) Identity Management
8 5 (15.63%) Mainframe
8 5 (15.63%) Tivoli
8 5 (15.63%) Windows
9 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 4 (12.50%) Service Management
9 4 (12.50%) Change Management
9 4 (12.50%) C#
9 4 (12.50%) C++
9 4 (12.50%) Network Security
9 4 (12.50%) GTK+
9 4 (12.50%) Cryptography
9 4 (12.50%) ASN.1
9 4 (12.50%) Cyber Security
10 3 (9.38%) Information Security

X.509
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 2 (6.25%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 20 (62.50%) LDAP
2 14 (43.75%) Kerberos
3 4 (12.50%) ASN.1
3 4 (12.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (37.50%) Big Data
General
1 2 (6.25%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (43.75%) Developer
2 13 (40.63%) Java Developer
3 6 (18.75%) Administrator
4 5 (15.63%) Security Administrator
5 4 (12.50%) Software Engineer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Developer
6 3 (9.38%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.25%) Security Architect
7 2 (6.25%) Architect
8 1 (3.13%) Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Security Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) IT Administrator
8 1 (3.13%) Security Engineer
8 1 (3.13%) IT Security Administrator
8 1 (3.13%) Security Designer
8 1 (3.13%) CLAS Consultant
8 1 (3.13%) Designer
8 1 (3.13%) Desktop Administrator
8 1 (3.13%) Security Advisor
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (43.75%) REST
2 4 (12.50%) GTK+
3 2 (6.25%) OAuth
3 2 (6.25%) J2EE
3 2 (6.25%) J2SE
4 1 (3.13%) SAML
4 1 (3.13%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 16 (50.00%) PKI
2 5 (15.63%) Mainframe
3 4 (12.50%) Cryptography
4 3 (9.38%) Management Information System
5 2 (6.25%) Clustering
5 2 (6.25%) Smartcard
6 1 (3.13%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.13%) CESG
6 1 (3.13%) CESG CLAS
Operating Systems
1 9 (28.13%) Linux
2 5 (15.63%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (40.63%) Agile Software Development
2 12 (37.50%) Microservices
3 6 (18.75%) Software Engineering
4 5 (15.63%) Identity Management
5 4 (12.50%) Configuration Management
5 4 (12.50%) Service Management
5 4 (12.50%) Change Management
5 4 (12.50%) Cyber Security
6 3 (9.38%) TDD
6 3 (9.38%) Scrum
6 3 (9.38%) Information Security
7 2 (6.25%) Content Management
7 2 (6.25%) User Acceptance Testing
7 2 (6.25%) Data Migration
7 2 (6.25%) Validation
7 2 (6.25%) Migration
7 2 (6.25%) UML
7 2 (6.25%) OOP
7 2 (6.25%) RUP
7 2 (6.25%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 16 (50.00%) Java
2 4 (12.50%) C#
2 4 (12.50%) C++
3 1 (3.13%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 12 (37.50%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) CCA
System Software
1 6 (18.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 5 (15.63%) Tivoli
2 2 (6.25%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 14 (43.75%) ForgeRock
2 6 (18.75%) CA
3 2 (6.25%) Oracle