The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for HTTPS skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HTTPS over the 3 months to 29 June 2017 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)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 157 148
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 0 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West - 0.19% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 1.23% 0.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 2
Median daily rate - £370 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -26.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £393 £410
% change year-on-year +14.64% -4.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £43.00 -

HTTPS is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 466 569 475
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 15.76% 15.14% 12.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 629 679 744
Median daily rate £375 £388 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.22% +25.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £163 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £528 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 115 58 108
Median hourly rate £40.00 £14.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +185.71% -20.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £10.50 £12.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £168.75 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

HTTPS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing HTTPS as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for HTTPS in the North West

HTTPS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTPS in the North West

For the 6 months to 29 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HTTPS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for HTTPS.

1 12 (100.00%) Linux
1 12 (100.00%) SSL
2 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 7 (58.33%) Python
2 7 (58.33%) Unix
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
2 7 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (58.33%) Puppet
2 7 (58.33%) Jenkins
2 7 (58.33%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 5 (41.67%) Java
4 4 (33.33%) ActionScript
4 4 (33.33%) MySQL
4 4 (33.33%) Oracle
4 4 (33.33%) JDBC
4 4 (33.33%) XML
4 4 (33.33%) ODBC
4 4 (33.33%) FTP
4 4 (33.33%) HTTP
4 4 (33.33%) JMS
4 4 (33.33%) Fedora
4 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
4 4 (33.33%) EDIFACT
4 4 (33.33%) IBM
4 4 (33.33%) Nagios
4 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
4 4 (33.33%) ActionScript 3.0
4 4 (33.33%) ActionScript 2.0
4 4 (33.33%) Retail

HTTPS
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 4 (33.33%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 7 (58.33%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (100.00%) SSL
2 5 (41.67%) TCP/IP
3 4 (33.33%) FTP
3 4 (33.33%) HTTP
4 1 (8.33%) Firewall
4 1 (8.33%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (8.33%) PuTTY
4 1 (8.33%) SSH
4 1 (8.33%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (33.33%) MySQL
2 1 (8.33%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 7 (58.33%) Jenkins
2 4 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 4 (33.33%) GoCD
2 4 (33.33%) Subversion
2 4 (33.33%) Travis CI
3 3 (25.00%) GitLab
3 3 (25.00%) MSI
General
1 4 (33.33%) Retail
2 2 (16.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (33.33%) DevOps Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Automation Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Integration Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Linux Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Product Specialist
2 3 (25.00%) Security Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Unix Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Unix Linux Engineer
2 3 (25.00%) Unix Security Engineer
3 1 (8.33%) SIEM Specialist
3 1 (8.33%) VMS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (33.33%) EDIFACT
1 4 (33.33%) JDBC
1 4 (33.33%) JMS
1 4 (33.33%) ODBC
1 4 (33.33%) XML
2 1 (8.33%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (25.00%) Wiki
2 1 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (8.33%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 12 (100.00%) Linux
2 7 (58.33%) Unix
2 7 (58.33%) Windows
3 4 (33.33%) CentOS
3 4 (33.33%) Fedora
3 4 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (8.33%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (58.33%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (33.33%) Configuration Management
2 4 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
2 4 (33.33%) DevOps
3 3 (25.00%) Security Operations
3 3 (25.00%) TDD
4 1 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
4 1 (8.33%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (58.33%) Python
2 5 (41.67%) Java
3 4 (33.33%) ActionScript
3 4 (33.33%) ActionScript 2.0
3 4 (33.33%) ActionScript 3.0
3 4 (33.33%) Ruby
4 3 (25.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (25.00%) PowerShell
4 3 (25.00%) Shell Script
5 1 (8.33%) PL/SQL
5 1 (8.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (8.33%) CISM
1 1 (8.33%) CISSP
1 1 (8.33%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (8.33%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 7 (58.33%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (58.33%) Puppet
2 4 (33.33%) Ansible
2 4 (33.33%) Ganglia
2 4 (33.33%) Graphite
2 4 (33.33%) Kibana
2 4 (33.33%) Nagios
2 4 (33.33%) Riemann
3 3 (25.00%) yum
4 1 (8.33%) QRadar
Vendors
1 4 (33.33%) Axway
1 4 (33.33%) IBM
1 4 (33.33%) Oracle
1 4 (33.33%) Red Hat
2 1 (8.33%) AlienVault
2 1 (8.33%) ArcSight
2 1 (8.33%) Qualys
2 1 (8.33%) SAP
2 1 (8.33%) Splunk