Period
to 23 October 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for HTTPS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HTTPS over the 6 months to 23 October 2019 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
UK > England
6 months to
23 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 662 724 750
Rank change year-on-year +62 +26 -15
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 113 142 112
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.15% 0.15% 0.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.10% 1.14% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 84 108 73
England median daily rate £475 £450 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -10.00% +25.00%
10th Percentile £363 £355 £400
90th Percentile £593 £700 £609
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £493
% change year-on-year +11.11% -8.63% +22.59%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
England median hourly rate - £12.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -68.75% -5.88%
UK median hourly rate - £12.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year - -68.75% -5.88%

HTTPS is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 10,244 12,508 12,681
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.26% 13.23% 13.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,260 7,573 7,797
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £200
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 600 662
England median hourly rate £29.25 £19.69 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.53% +5.31% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.13 £12.25 £11.61
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £47.80
UK median hourly rate £32.00 £19.00 £19.25
% change year-on-year +68.42% -1.30% -15.70%

HTTPS
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing HTTPS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for HTTPS in England

HTTPS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HTTPS in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTPS in England

HTTPS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTPS in England over the 6 months to 23 October 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTPS in England

HTTPS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTPS in England.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HTTPS in England

HTTPS
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTPS within the England region over the 6 months to 23 October 2019. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +36 35 £513 -0.87% 14
South East +57 28 £475 +5.56% 7
North of England +32 24 £450 +21.62% 2
North West +27 18 £438 +19.86% 1
South West +4 14 £425 +93.18% 2
East of England +32 7 £415 +5.40% 5
Yorkshire +33 6 £500 +21.21% 1
Midlands +45 4 £400 -
East Midlands +23 3 £413 +3.13%
West Midlands +32 1 £400 +33.33%
HTTPS
UK

For the 6 months to 23 October 2019, IT contractor jobs citing HTTPS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for HTTPS.

1 64 (56.64%) HTTP
2 50 (44.25%) Windows
3 48 (42.48%) Linux
4 34 (30.09%) Unix
5 28 (24.78%) JavaScript
6 26 (23.01%) SIEM
7 25 (22.12%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (22.12%) SQL
7 25 (22.12%) TCP/IP
8 24 (21.24%) Java
9 23 (20.35%) Python
9 23 (20.35%) Finance
10 22 (19.47%) SQL Server
10 22 (19.47%) REST
11 21 (18.58%) DNS
11 21 (18.58%) SMTP
12 20 (17.70%) Bash Shell
12 20 (17.70%) PowerShell
13 19 (16.81%) Microsoft
14 18 (15.93%) Cisco Certification
14 18 (15.93%) Firewall
15 17 (15.04%) IPsec
15 17 (15.04%) SSL
15 17 (15.04%) MySQL
16 16 (14.16%) ITIL
16 16 (14.16%) Cisco
16 16 (14.16%) LDAP
16 16 (14.16%) Task Automation
17 15 (13.27%) Data Science
17 15 (13.27%) Malware Detection/Protection

HTTPS
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 7 (6.19%) Apache
1 7 (6.19%) JBoss
2 6 (5.31%) IIS
3 5 (4.42%) nginx
4 4 (3.54%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.65%) Confluence
6 2 (1.77%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.88%) ColdFusion
7 1 (0.88%) Gentran
7 1 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.88%) MQSeries
7 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.88%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 8 (7.08%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.88%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 6 (5.31%) AWS
1 6 (5.31%) GitHub
2 5 (4.42%) GCP
3 4 (3.54%) SaaS
4 3 (2.65%) PaaS
5 2 (1.77%) Azure
5 2 (1.77%) IaaS
5 2 (1.77%) Office 365
6 1 (0.88%) Akamai
6 1 (0.88%) Amazon ECS
6 1 (0.88%) AWS Lambda
6 1 (0.88%) Azure ExpressRoute
6 1 (0.88%) Serverless
6 1 (0.88%) TestFlight
Communications & Networking
1 64 (56.64%) HTTP
2 25 (22.12%) TCP/IP
3 21 (18.58%) DNS
3 21 (18.58%) SMTP
4 18 (15.93%) Firewall
5 17 (15.04%) IPsec
5 17 (15.04%) SSL
6 13 (11.50%) Intrusion Detection
7 10 (8.85%) SNMP
7 10 (8.85%) Wireshark
8 9 (7.96%) Internet
9 8 (7.08%) BGP
9 8 (7.08%) DHCP
9 8 (7.08%) FTP
9 8 (7.08%) Kerberos
9 8 (7.08%) OSPF
10 5 (4.42%) Cisco Nexus
10 5 (4.42%) DMZ
10 5 (4.42%) WAN
11 4 (3.54%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (19.47%) SQL Server
2 17 (15.04%) MySQL
3 6 (5.31%) Infinispan
4 5 (4.42%) GIS
4 5 (4.42%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (3.54%) Relational Database
6 3 (2.65%) MariaDB
6 3 (2.65%) MySQL Workbench
6 3 (2.65%) SQL Server 2016
7 2 (1.77%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
7 2 (1.77%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.77%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.88%) Azure SQL Database
8 1 (0.88%) Data Lake
8 1 (0.88%) DB2
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 13 (11.50%) JUnit
2 7 (6.19%) Eclipse
2 7 (6.19%) NUnit
3 6 (5.31%) Ant
3 6 (5.31%) Git (software)
3 6 (5.31%) Mockito
4 5 (4.42%) JIRA
5 4 (3.54%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.54%) Sonatype Nexus
6 3 (2.65%) Artifactory
6 3 (2.65%) Vagrant
7 1 (0.88%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.88%) CircleCI
7 1 (0.88%) CocoaPods
7 1 (0.88%) fastlane
7 1 (0.88%) JIRA Agile
7 1 (0.88%) SoapUI
7 1 (0.88%) Subversion
7 1 (0.88%) Xcode
General
1 23 (20.35%) Finance
2 6 (5.31%) Banking
3 3 (2.65%) Public Sector
3 3 (2.65%) Retail Banking
4 1 (0.88%) Back Office
4 1 (0.88%) Billing
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
4 1 (0.88%) Marketing
4 1 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
4 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 37 (32.74%) Developer
2 23 (20.35%) Analyst
3 12 (10.62%) Java Developer
4 10 (8.85%) Security Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) Consultant
5 8 (7.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 8 (7.08%) JavaScript Developer
5 8 (7.08%) Network Engineer
5 8 (7.08%) Security Analyst
6 7 (6.19%) SOC Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) IP Engineer
7 6 (5.31%) Operations Analyst
7 6 (5.31%) Security Operations Analyst
8 5 (4.42%) Administrator
8 5 (4.42%) Android Developer
8 5 (4.42%) Infrastructure Engineer
9 4 (3.54%) Applications Support
9 4 (3.54%) Applications Support Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) IT Operations Analyst
9 4 (3.54%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (19.47%) REST
2 16 (14.16%) LDAP
3 15 (13.27%) XML
4 14 (12.39%) JSON
5 13 (11.50%) Web Services
6 10 (8.85%) SAML
7 9 (7.96%) HTML
8 6 (5.31%) CSS
8 6 (5.31%) Dagger
8 6 (5.31%) EJB
8 6 (5.31%) Middleware
8 6 (5.31%) Node.js
8 6 (5.31%) Retrofit
8 6 (5.31%) RxJava
8 6 (5.31%) Spring
9 5 (4.42%) SOAP
10 4 (3.54%) AngularJS
10 4 (3.54%) Elastic Stack
10 4 (3.54%) React
11 3 (2.65%) Material Design
Miscellaneous
1 25 (22.12%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (8.85%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 9 (7.96%) Cyber Defence
4 7 (6.19%) Management Information System
5 6 (5.31%) Mainframe
6 5 (4.42%) Clustering
6 5 (4.42%) Data Centre
6 5 (4.42%) PKI
7 2 (1.77%) Blog
7 2 (1.77%) Cyber Kill Chain
7 2 (1.77%) Virtual Team
8 1 (0.88%) DataPower
8 1 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.88%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.88%) Hedge funds
8 1 (0.88%) iPad
8 1 (0.88%) MPEG
8 1 (0.88%) User Experience
8 1 (0.88%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 50 (44.25%) Windows
2 48 (42.48%) Linux
3 34 (30.09%) Unix
4 8 (7.08%) Windows Server
4 8 (7.08%) zOS
5 6 (5.31%) Android
5 6 (5.31%) CentOS
5 6 (5.31%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.42%) Mac OS
7 4 (3.54%) Windows Server 2012
8 3 (2.65%) Check Point GAiA
9 2 (1.77%) VMS
10 1 (0.88%) AIX
10 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.88%) Solaris
10 1 (0.88%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (23.01%) SIEM
2 16 (14.16%) ITIL
2 16 (14.16%) Task Automation
3 15 (13.27%) Data Science
3 15 (13.27%) Malware Detection/Protection
4 14 (12.39%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (12.39%) Security Operations
5 13 (11.50%) Change Management
6 12 (10.62%) Analytics
6 12 (10.62%) Threat Intelligence
7 11 (9.73%) DevOps
7 11 (9.73%) Load Balancing
8 10 (8.85%) Cyber Threat Intelligence
8 10 (8.85%) Information Security
8 10 (8.85%) Infrastructure Engineering
8 10 (8.85%) TDD
9 9 (7.96%) Front End Development
9 9 (7.96%) Project Delivery
10 7 (6.19%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (6.19%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 28 (24.78%) JavaScript
2 25 (22.12%) SQL
3 24 (21.24%) Java
4 23 (20.35%) Python
5 20 (17.70%) Bash Shell
5 20 (17.70%) PowerShell
6 9 (7.96%) ActionScript
6 9 (7.96%) ActionScript 2.0
6 9 (7.96%) Shell Script
7 6 (5.31%) JCL
7 6 (5.31%) Kotlin
8 5 (4.42%) ES6
9 4 (3.54%) C
9 4 (3.54%) Perl
10 3 (2.65%) Ruby
11 2 (1.77%) C++
11 2 (1.77%) PHP
11 2 (1.77%) Scala
12 1 (0.88%) COBOL
12 1 (0.88%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 18 (15.93%) Cisco Certification
2 13 (11.50%) GCIA
2 13 (11.50%) GCIH
3 11 (9.73%) CCNP
4 8 (7.08%) CISSP
4 8 (7.08%) CompTIA Security+
4 8 (7.08%) GCFA
4 8 (7.08%) Network+ Certification
4 8 (7.08%) OSCP
4 8 (7.08%) SSCP
5 6 (5.31%) ITIL Certification
6 5 (4.42%) CCNA
6 5 (4.42%) CEH
6 5 (4.42%) GIAC
6 5 (4.42%) GSEC
7 4 (3.54%) CCIE
7 4 (3.54%) Degree
7 4 (3.54%) Microsoft Certification
8 3 (2.65%) CCIP
8 3 (2.65%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.08%) NIST
2 2 (1.77%) QA
3 1 (0.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 15 (13.27%) Active Directory
2 11 (9.73%) Docker
3 3 (2.65%) VMware Server
4 2 (1.77%) BitLocker
4 2 (1.77%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (1.77%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.88%) Samba
5 1 (0.88%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 5 (4.42%) Kibana
1 5 (4.42%) Nessus
1 5 (4.42%) Puppet
2 4 (3.54%) logstash
3 3 (2.65%) FortiGate
3 3 (2.65%) SCCM
3 3 (2.65%) Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.77%) Ansible
4 2 (1.77%) CA Single Sign-On
4 2 (1.77%) Nagios
4 2 (1.77%) Prometheus
4 2 (1.77%) WSUS
5 1 (0.88%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (0.88%) vCenter Server
5 1 (0.88%) vRealize
Vendors
1 19 (16.81%) Microsoft
2 16 (14.16%) Cisco
3 11 (9.73%) IBM
4 9 (7.96%) IBM Sterling
5 8 (7.08%) BMC
5 8 (7.08%) F5
5 8 (7.08%) OpenText
5 8 (7.08%) Remedy
5 8 (7.08%) Splunk
5 8 (7.08%) VMware
6 6 (5.31%) ArcSight
6 6 (5.31%) Blue Coat
6 6 (5.31%) Juniper
6 6 (5.31%) Oracle
6 6 (5.31%) Palo Alto
6 6 (5.31%) Zscaler
7 5 (4.42%) CheckPoint
7 5 (4.42%) Dell
7 5 (4.42%) Google
7 5 (4.42%) Qualys