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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
X.509
Rank 648 609 596
Rank change year-on-year
-39 -13
Contract jobs citing X.509 10 22 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.039% 0.040%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.12% 0.27% 0.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 16 17
Average daily rate £363 £328 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.68% -18.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £220 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £438 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £224 £413
% change year-on-year
+67.59% -45.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £55.00 - -

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
8550 8291 7322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.30% 14.85% 13.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 5171 4513 3872
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +0.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 459 407
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.21
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 30 April 2016.

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 15 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 30 April 2016. 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 -41 10 £363 +10.68% 2
East of England - 5 - -
Suffolk - 4 - -
South East -20 3 £425 - 1
Berkshire - 2 £425 - 1
Hampshire 0 1 - -
London -18 1 £345 -10.96%
North West - 1 £350 -
Greenford - 1 £345 -
Slough - 1 £375 -
Cambridge - 1 - -
Runcorn - 1 £350 -
Basingstoke - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 £350 -
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

X.509
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 29 (85.29%) SSL
2 28 (82.35%) HTTP
3 26 (76.47%) Python
4 25 (73.53%) C
4 25 (73.53%) C++
4 25 (73.53%) JavaScript
4 25 (73.53%) Perl
4 25 (73.53%) ZigBee
4 25 (73.53%) 802.1X
5 24 (70.59%) Bash Shell
5 24 (70.59%) REST
5 24 (70.59%) HTML
5 24 (70.59%) Internet
5 24 (70.59%) TCP/IP
6 23 (67.65%) Ajax
6 23 (67.65%) JSON
6 23 (67.65%) 802.15
6 23 (67.65%) Wi-Fi
6 23 (67.65%) CSS
6 23 (67.65%) Bluetooth
6 23 (67.65%) AngularJS
7 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
8 18 (52.94%) Internet of Things
9 15 (44.12%) High Availability
10 9 (26.47%) Relational Database
11 8 (23.53%) PKI
12 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
12 7 (20.59%) Windows
12 7 (20.59%) Smart Meter
13 6 (17.65%) Java

X.509
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 (11.76%) Apache
1 4 (11.76%) IIS
1 4 (11.76%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint
2 1 (2.94%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (2.94%) InfoPath
1 1 (2.94%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (2.94%) BigMachines
1 1 (2.94%) Eloqua
Cloud Services
1 1 (2.94%) Cloud Computing
1 1 (2.94%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 29 (85.29%) SSL
2 28 (82.35%) HTTP
3 25 (73.53%) ZigBee
4 24 (70.59%) Internet
4 24 (70.59%) TCP/IP
5 23 (67.65%) 802.15
5 23 (67.65%) Bluetooth
5 23 (67.65%) Wi-Fi
6 6 (17.65%) LDAP
7 4 (11.76%) Kerberos
8 2 (5.88%) ASN.1
9 1 (2.94%) IPsec
9 1 (2.94%) S/MIME
9 1 (2.94%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) Relational Database
2 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Oracle APEX
General
1 2 (5.88%) Publishing
1 2 (5.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Developer
2 16 (47.06%) Python Developer
3 6 (17.65%) Architect
4 4 (11.76%) Consultant
4 4 (11.76%) Software Team Leader
4 4 (11.76%) Team Leader
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Security Architect
5 2 (5.88%) Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Django Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Full Stack Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Information Security Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Lead Security Architect
6 1 (2.94%) Principal Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Python Software Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Python/Django Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Security Engineer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior Developer
6 1 (2.94%) Senior SharePoint Developer
6 1 (2.94%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (73.53%) 802.1X
2 24 (70.59%) HTML
2 24 (70.59%) REST
3 23 (67.65%) Ajax
3 23 (67.65%) AngularJS
3 23 (67.65%) CSS
3 23 (67.65%) JSON
4 4 (11.76%) Java EE
4 4 (11.76%) OAuth
4 4 (11.76%) SAML
4 4 (11.76%) SPNEGO
5 2 (5.88%) jQuery
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (2.94%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (2.94%) Django
6 1 (2.94%) Fluent NHibernate
6 1 (2.94%) HTML5
6 1 (2.94%) Mason
6 1 (2.94%) NHibernate
6 1 (2.94%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 18 (52.94%) Internet of Things
2 8 (23.53%) PKI
3 7 (20.59%) Smart Meter
4 5 (14.71%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (11.76%) Cryptography
6 1 (2.94%) Computer Science
6 1 (2.94%) Smartcard
Operating Systems
1 7 (20.59%) Windows
2 4 (11.76%) Unix
3 1 (2.94%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (61.76%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) High Availability
3 7 (20.59%) Software Engineering
4 4 (11.76%) Identity Access Management
4 4 (11.76%) Line Management
4 4 (11.76%) Mentoring
4 4 (11.76%) UML
5 2 (5.88%) Embedded Software Development
6 1 (2.94%) CRM
6 1 (2.94%) DevOps
6 1 (2.94%) Front End Development
6 1 (2.94%) Information Security
6 1 (2.94%) MVC
6 1 (2.94%) Responsive Web Design
6 1 (2.94%) Stakeholder Management
6 1 (2.94%) Test Strategy
6 1 (2.94%) Web Design
6 1 (2.94%) Web Development
6 1 (2.94%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (76.47%) Python
2 25 (73.53%) C
2 25 (73.53%) C++
2 25 (73.53%) JavaScript
2 25 (73.53%) Perl
3 24 (70.59%) Bash Shell
4 6 (17.65%) Java
5 5 (14.71%) C#
6 1 (2.94%) Apex Code
6 1 (2.94%) PHP
6 1 (2.94%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 1 (2.94%) Degree
1 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (2.94%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.94%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 4 (11.76%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 4 (11.76%) ForgeRock
2 2 (5.88%) HP
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (2.94%) Oracle
3 1 (2.94%) Salesforce.com
3 1 (2.94%) Siebel
3 1 (2.94%) Twitter
3 1 (2.94%) VMware