Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 24 November 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)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 785 711 767
Rank change year-on-year -74 +56 -103
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 111 175 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.79% 1.08% 0.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 116 70
UK median daily rate £448 £419 £423
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.87% -0.89% +2.42%
10th Percentile £363 £263 £305
90th Percentile £609 £588 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £436 £400 £425
% change year-on-year +8.94% -5.88% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 1
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £43.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.88% -2.92% +86.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £43.78
% change year-on-year -5.88% -2.92% +86.30%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14116 16276 15916
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.70% 15.50% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 8591 9824 9211
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 741 834 1023
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.00% +13.45% +4.68%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.89 £48.26 £45.95
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

HTTPS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for HTTPS in the UK

HTTPS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTPS in the UK

HTTPS
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTPS over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTPS in the UK

HTTPS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HTTPS in the UK

HTTPS
Top 13 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTPS within the UK over the 6 months to 24 November 2017. 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
England -55 92 £480 +16.01% 18
London -7 58 £500 +11.11% 5
UK excluding London -35 50 £436 +8.94% 13
Scotland -19 16 £425 +2.41%
Midlands +34 11 £525 +64.06%
South East -4 10 £500 +39.86% 4
West Midlands +23 6 - -
North of England +8 5 £425 +15.65% 4
East Midlands -1 5 £525 +16.67%
South West -1 5 £418 +6.37% 1
North West +13 3 £425 -22.73% 1
East of England 0 3 £425 - 4
Yorkshire +22 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 with a requirement for HTTPS.

1 71 (63.96%) HTTP
2 59 (53.15%) Linux
3 49 (44.14%) Java
3 49 (44.14%) TCP/IP
4 38 (34.23%) Security Cleared
5 37 (33.33%) SSL
5 37 (33.33%) Python
6 36 (32.43%) Configuration Management
7 34 (30.63%) VMware
8 32 (28.83%) SQL
9 31 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
10 30 (27.03%) Ruby
10 30 (27.03%) DevOps
11 29 (26.13%) Amazon AWS
12 27 (24.32%) SC Cleared
12 27 (24.32%) Puppet
12 27 (24.32%) PKI
13 25 (22.52%) IPsec
13 25 (22.52%) Firewall
13 25 (22.52%) Windows
14 23 (20.72%) Ansible
15 21 (18.92%) Windows Server
15 21 (18.92%) Bash Shell
15 21 (18.92%) DNS
15 21 (18.92%) Finance
16 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
16 19 (17.12%) Opscode Chef
17 18 (16.22%) Network Security
17 18 (16.22%) Active Directory
17 18 (16.22%) XML

HTTPS
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (12.61%) IIS
2 8 (7.21%) Apache
3 6 (5.41%) nginx
3 6 (5.41%) OpenStack
4 5 (4.50%) MS Exchange
5 4 (3.60%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.70%) Documentum
6 3 (2.70%) JBoss
6 3 (2.70%) WebSphere
7 2 (1.80%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.80%) Exchange Server 2010
8 1 (0.90%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
8 1 (0.90%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.90%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.90%) Jetty
8 1 (0.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.90%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
8 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Application Server
8 1 (0.90%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.90%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.90%) Magento
1 1 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 29 (26.13%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (7.21%) PaaS
3 4 (3.60%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.80%) IaaS
4 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.80%) Office 365
5 1 (0.90%) Mimecast
5 1 (0.90%) npm
5 1 (0.90%) SaaS
5 1 (0.90%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 71 (63.96%) HTTP
2 49 (44.14%) TCP/IP
3 37 (33.33%) SSL
4 25 (22.52%) Firewall
4 25 (22.52%) IPsec
5 21 (18.92%) DNS
6 18 (16.22%) Network Security
7 16 (14.41%) FTP
8 13 (11.71%) LAN
8 13 (11.71%) VoIP
9 11 (9.91%) SSH
10 10 (9.01%) LDAP
10 10 (9.01%) RTP
11 9 (8.11%) SMTP
11 9 (8.11%) VPN
11 9 (8.11%) WAN
12 6 (5.41%) Internet
12 6 (5.41%) RTCP
13 5 (4.50%) Megaco
13 5 (4.50%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.71%) MongoDB
2 8 (7.21%) Big Data
3 7 (6.31%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (6.31%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.41%) MySQL
5 5 (4.50%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.60%) BigQuery
6 4 (3.60%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.70%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.70%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.80%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.80%) DB2
8 2 (1.80%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.90%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.90%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (12.61%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.81%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.50%) JIRA
4 4 (3.60%) Artifactory
4 4 (3.60%) JUnit
4 4 (3.60%) ProC
5 3 (2.70%) Maven
5 3 (2.70%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.70%) Subversion
6 2 (1.80%) Gradle
6 2 (1.80%) JMeter
6 2 (1.80%) MSI
6 2 (1.80%) Selenium
6 2 (1.80%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.80%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.90%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.90%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.90%) Gitweb
7 1 (0.90%) Liquibase
General
1 21 (18.92%) Finance
2 10 (9.01%) Banking
2 10 (9.01%) Telecoms
3 8 (7.21%) Electronics
3 8 (7.21%) Manufacturing
3 8 (7.21%) Marketing
4 1 (0.90%) Investment Banking
4 1 (0.90%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (16.22%) Analyst
1 18 (16.22%) Architect
2 14 (12.61%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (10.81%) Security Analyst
4 11 (9.91%) Developer
5 8 (7.21%) Consultant
5 8 (7.21%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (7.21%) Platform Architect
6 5 (4.50%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (4.50%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (4.50%) WebOps Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) Java Developer
7 4 (3.60%) SIEM Analyst
7 4 (3.60%) Systems Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) VMware Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) DevOps Consultant
8 3 (2.70%) Digital Analyst
8 3 (2.70%) Network Engineer
8 3 (2.70%) Security Specialist
8 3 (2.70%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (16.22%) XML
2 11 (9.91%) REST
2 11 (9.91%) SOAP
2 11 (9.91%) Web Services
3 9 (8.11%) JSON
4 7 (6.31%) CSS
4 7 (6.31%) Elastic Stack
4 7 (6.31%) HTML
5 6 (5.41%) J2EE
5 6 (5.41%) JDBC
5 6 (5.41%) Middleware
6 5 (4.50%) .NET
7 4 (3.60%) AngularJS
7 4 (3.60%) HTML5
7 4 (3.60%) JTAPI
7 4 (3.60%) Node.js
7 4 (3.60%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (3.60%) RFC 2833
7 4 (3.60%) Sensu
7 4 (3.60%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 27 (24.32%) PKI
2 5 (4.50%) DataPower
3 4 (3.60%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.60%) Mobile App
3 4 (3.60%) User Experience
3 4 (3.60%) Video on Demand
4 3 (2.70%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.70%) Fintech
5 2 (1.80%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.80%) Clustering
5 2 (1.80%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.80%) iPad
5 2 (1.80%) STB
6 1 (0.90%) Cyber Attack
6 1 (0.90%) FMCG
6 1 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (0.90%) Market Risk
6 1 (0.90%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 59 (53.15%) Linux
2 25 (22.52%) Windows
3 21 (18.92%) Windows Server
4 19 (17.12%) Windows Server 2012
5 13 (11.71%) Unix
5 13 (11.71%) Windows 10
5 13 (11.71%) Windows 7
6 6 (5.41%) Apple iOS
6 6 (5.41%) Ubuntu
7 5 (4.50%) Android
7 5 (4.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (3.60%) CentOS
8 4 (3.60%) Debian
8 4 (3.60%) Fedora
9 3 (2.70%) Windows Server 2003
10 2 (1.80%) Solaris
10 2 (1.80%) Windows Server 2008
10 2 (1.80%) Windows XP
11 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
11 1 (0.90%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (32.43%) Configuration Management
2 31 (27.93%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (27.03%) DevOps
4 16 (14.41%) ITIL
5 15 (13.51%) SIEM
6 14 (12.61%) Cryptography
7 13 (11.71%) Prototyping
8 12 (10.81%) Load Balancing
8 12 (10.81%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 10 (9.01%) Presales
9 10 (9.01%) Web Operations
10 9 (8.11%) Security Operations
10 9 (8.11%) Software Distribution
11 8 (7.21%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (7.21%) Migration
11 8 (7.21%) Open Source
11 8 (7.21%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (7.21%) Programme Management
11 8 (7.21%) Protective Monitoring
11 8 (7.21%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 49 (44.14%) Java
2 37 (33.33%) Python
3 32 (28.83%) SQL
4 30 (27.03%) Ruby
5 21 (18.92%) Bash Shell
6 15 (13.51%) Go
7 14 (12.61%) PowerShell
8 13 (11.71%) C-shell
8 13 (11.71%) Korn
9 10 (9.01%) Perl
10 8 (7.21%) JavaScript
10 8 (7.21%) Shell Script
11 7 (6.31%) PHP
12 4 (3.60%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.70%) ActionScript
13 3 (2.70%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (1.80%) BeanShell
14 2 (1.80%) C
14 2 (1.80%) C++
14 2 (1.80%) VB
Qualifications
1 38 (34.23%) Security Cleared
2 27 (24.32%) SC Cleared
3 4 (3.60%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.70%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (2.70%) Degree
5 2 (1.80%) CCIE
5 2 (1.80%) CISSP
6 1 (0.90%) CCNA
6 1 (0.90%) CCNP
6 1 (0.90%) CEH
6 1 (0.90%) CISM
6 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (0.90%) GSEC
6 1 (0.90%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.50%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.60%) GCP
2 4 (3.60%) PA-DSS
2 4 (3.60%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.80%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.90%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (16.22%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.81%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (9.01%) Docker
3 10 (9.01%) Microsoft App-V
4 6 (5.41%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.60%) KVM
5 4 (3.60%) Samba
5 4 (3.60%) Xen
6 3 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle RAC
7 2 (1.80%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.90%) UAG
Systems Management
1 27 (24.32%) Puppet
2 23 (20.72%) Ansible
3 19 (17.12%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (12.61%) Salt
5 10 (9.01%) SCCM
5 10 (9.01%) WSUS
6 7 (6.31%) logstash
7 6 (5.41%) Kubernetes
8 5 (4.50%) HAProxy
9 4 (3.60%) Grafana
9 4 (3.60%) Tivoli
9 4 (3.60%) vCenter Server
10 3 (2.70%) Kibana
10 3 (2.70%) Nagios
11 2 (1.80%) Capistrano
11 2 (1.80%) Icinga
11 2 (1.80%) OpenView
11 2 (1.80%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 2 (1.80%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 2 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 34 (30.63%) VMware
2 15 (13.51%) Cisco
3 11 (9.91%) Red Hat
4 10 (9.01%) Oracle
5 9 (8.11%) Microsoft
6 8 (7.21%) SAP
7 7 (6.31%) Citrix
7 7 (6.31%) Juniper
8 6 (5.41%) IBM
8 6 (5.41%) Mitel
9 5 (4.50%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.60%) F5
10 4 (3.60%) Google
10 4 (3.60%) NetApp
10 4 (3.60%) SaltStack
10 4 (3.60%) Splunk
11 3 (2.70%) HP
11 3 (2.70%) OpenText
12 2 (1.80%) Nokia
12 2 (1.80%) TIBCO