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 28 March 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
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 118 148 155
Rank change year-on-year +30 +7  
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 14 12 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.54% 0.31% 0.027%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.71% 2.12% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 12 1
Median daily rate £400 £425 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.88% +21.42%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £381
% change year-on-year +4.06% +4.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.05

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 377 566 499
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.59% 14.71% 13.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 246 328 234
Median daily rate £384 £425 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.70% +19.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -10.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

HTTPS
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West citing HTTPS as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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

HTTPS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTPS in the North West over the 3 months to 28 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTPS in the North West

HTTPS
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTPS within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester +21 13 £400 -1.23% 4
Cheshire +22 1 £425 - 1
HTTPS
England

HTTPS
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 March 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 16 (76.19%) Linux
1 16 (76.19%) SSL
2 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (52.38%) Python
3 11 (52.38%) Amazon AWS
3 11 (52.38%) Puppet
3 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
3 11 (52.38%) Opscode Chef
4 10 (47.62%) Windows
5 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
5 9 (42.86%) Java
6 8 (38.10%) Red Hat
6 8 (38.10%) Nagios
6 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
6 8 (38.10%) Fedora
6 8 (38.10%) Subversion
6 8 (38.10%) Ruby
6 8 (38.10%) Ansible
6 8 (38.10%) DevOps
6 8 (38.10%) Kibana
6 8 (38.10%) Riemann
6 8 (38.10%) Graphite
6 8 (38.10%) Travis CI
6 8 (38.10%) GoCD
6 8 (38.10%) OpenStack
6 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
6 8 (38.10%) CentOS
6 8 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
6 8 (38.10%) Ganglia

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 8 (38.10%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (4.76%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 11 (52.38%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (76.19%) SSL
2 9 (42.86%) TCP/IP
3 4 (19.05%) FTP
3 4 (19.05%) HTTP
4 3 (14.29%) Internet
4 3 (14.29%) Wi-Fi
5 1 (4.76%) Firewall
5 1 (4.76%) Intrusion Detection
5 1 (4.76%) PuTTY
5 1 (4.76%) SSH
5 1 (4.76%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (19.05%) MySQL
2 3 (14.29%) SQLite
3 2 (9.52%) NoSQL
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.76%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (4.76%) SAP HANA
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2000
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 11 (52.38%) Jenkins
2 8 (38.10%) Git (software)
2 8 (38.10%) GoCD
2 8 (38.10%) Subversion
2 8 (38.10%) Travis CI
3 3 (14.29%) GitLab
3 3 (14.29%) MSI
4 2 (9.52%) AccuRev
4 2 (9.52%) JIRA
General
1 4 (19.05%) Retail
2 2 (9.52%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (19.05%) Developer
3 3 (14.29%) .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Automation Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (14.29%) C# Developer
3 3 (14.29%) C# WCF Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Integration Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Linux Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Product Specialist
3 3 (14.29%) Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Unix Linux Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) Unix Security Engineer
3 3 (14.29%) WCF Developer
4 1 (4.76%) SIEM Specialist
4 1 (4.76%) Software Developer
4 1 (4.76%) Technical Leader
4 1 (4.76%) VMS Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (23.81%) .NET
1 5 (23.81%) WCF
1 5 (23.81%) WPF
2 4 (19.05%) EDIFACT
2 4 (19.05%) JDBC
2 4 (19.05%) JMS
2 4 (19.05%) ODBC
2 4 (19.05%) XML
3 3 (14.29%) SOAP
3 3 (14.29%) Web Services
4 2 (9.52%) WinForms
5 1 (4.76%) .NET Framework
5 1 (4.76%) COM
5 1 (4.76%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) Wiki
2 2 (9.52%) Computer Science
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 16 (76.19%) Linux
2 10 (47.62%) Windows
3 8 (38.10%) CentOS
3 8 (38.10%) Fedora
3 8 (38.10%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (33.33%) Unix
5 3 (14.29%) Android
5 3 (14.29%) Apple iOS
5 3 (14.29%) Windows 10
5 3 (14.29%) Windows 8
6 1 (4.76%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (61.90%) Agile Software Development
2 8 (38.10%) Configuration Management
2 8 (38.10%) Continuous Integration
2 8 (38.10%) DevOps
3 3 (14.29%) Data Entry
3 3 (14.29%) Security Operations
3 3 (14.29%) TDD
3 3 (14.29%) Validation
4 2 (9.52%) MVC
5 1 (4.76%) E-Commerce
5 1 (4.76%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (4.76%) SIEM
5 1 (4.76%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 11 (52.38%) Python
2 9 (42.86%) Java
3 8 (38.10%) Ruby
4 6 (28.57%) SQL
5 4 (19.05%) ActionScript
5 4 (19.05%) ActionScript 2.0
5 4 (19.05%) ActionScript 3.0
6 3 (14.29%) Bash Shell
6 3 (14.29%) C#
6 3 (14.29%) PowerShell
6 3 (14.29%) Shell Script
7 1 (4.76%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
2 1 (4.76%) CISM
2 1 (4.76%) CISSP
2 1 (4.76%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.76%) PCI DSS
Systems Management
1 11 (52.38%) Opscode Chef
1 11 (52.38%) Puppet
2 8 (38.10%) Ansible
2 8 (38.10%) Ganglia
2 8 (38.10%) Graphite
2 8 (38.10%) Kibana
2 8 (38.10%) Nagios
2 8 (38.10%) Riemann
3 3 (14.29%) yum
4 1 (4.76%) QRadar
Vendors
1 8 (38.10%) Red Hat
2 4 (19.05%) Axway
2 4 (19.05%) IBM
2 4 (19.05%) Oracle
3 1 (4.76%) AlienVault
3 1 (4.76%) ArcSight
3 1 (4.76%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.76%) Qualys
3 1 (4.76%) SAP
3 1 (4.76%) Splunk