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 3 months to 24 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)
UK
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 525 555 590
Rank change year-on-year +30 +35  
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 76 89 56
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.17% 0.100%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.21% 1.03% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 52 32
Median daily rate £500 £393 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +27.38% -7.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £281 £328
10% offered a daily rate of more than £571 £461 £527
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £393 £410
% change year-on-year +14.64% -4.26%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £22.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -47.67% -  
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 with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6274 8675 8108
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.56% 16.13% 14.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 3717 5255 4568
Median daily rate £400 £390 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £212 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 391 426 478
Median hourly rate £27.50 £29.00 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.17% +23.40%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.05 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

HTTPS
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 24 June 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 23 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 3 months to 24 June 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
England +38 61 £500 +27.38% 14
London +36 37 £513 +30.57% 7
South East +31 17 £500 +11.11% 4
Scotland +44 13 £450 +7.14% 2
Hampshire +25 12 £510 +20.00%
Glasgow +6 8 £450 +7.14%
West Midlands +28 6 £388 +38.39%
Kent - 5 £338 -
Tunbridge Wells - 4 £338 -
Solihull +12 3 - -
West Dunbartonshire -1 3 £425 +0.59%
Southampton +6 2 £530 -
Clydebank -2 2 £425 +0.59%
City of London -3 2 £570 +36.93% 1
Basingstoke - 2 £600 -
Eastleigh - 2 £500 -
Renfrewshire +50 1 - -
Erskine +45 1 - -
South West -4 1 - - 1
Wolverhampton - 1 £388 -
Birmingham - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - -
Exeter - 1 - -

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

1 112 (72.73%) HTTP
2 81 (52.60%) Linux
3 68 (44.16%) SSL
4 61 (39.61%) Configuration Management
5 54 (35.06%) Puppet
6 50 (32.47%) DevOps
7 49 (31.82%) Java
8 48 (31.17%) TCP/IP
9 46 (29.87%) Windows
9 46 (29.87%) Jenkins
10 45 (29.22%) Python
11 39 (25.32%) SQL
11 39 (25.32%) Opscode Chef
12 37 (24.03%) Ansible
12 37 (24.03%) Security Cleared
12 37 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
13 36 (23.38%) Git (software)
14 33 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
14 33 (21.43%) DNS
15 32 (20.78%) Firewall
15 32 (20.78%) SC Cleared
16 31 (20.13%) Docker
17 30 (19.48%) MySQL
17 30 (19.48%) Unix
17 30 (19.48%) Apache
18 26 (16.88%) Oracle
18 26 (16.88%) XML
18 26 (16.88%) VMware
18 26 (16.88%) MongoDB
18 26 (16.88%) Bash Shell

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 30 (19.48%) Apache
2 22 (14.29%) nginx
3 17 (11.04%) OpenStack
4 15 (9.74%) WebSphere
5 14 (9.09%) IIS
6 7 (4.55%) MS Exchange
6 7 (4.55%) WebSphere Application Server
7 5 (3.25%) EPiServer
7 5 (3.25%) FileNet
7 5 (3.25%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (3.25%) WebSphere Portal
8 4 (2.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (2.60%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.95%) Anypoint
9 3 (1.95%) Confluence
9 3 (1.95%) Mule
10 2 (1.30%) CMS
10 2 (1.30%) Exchange Server 2010
11 1 (0.65%) Jetty
11 1 (0.65%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.65%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP HCM
2 1 (0.65%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 33 (21.43%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.44%) IaaS
3 8 (5.19%) Microsoft Azure
4 4 (2.60%) SaaS
5 3 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
5 3 (1.95%) Dynamics 365
6 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (0.65%) Boomi
7 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.65%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.65%) Office 365
7 1 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 112 (72.73%) HTTP
2 68 (44.16%) SSL
3 48 (31.17%) TCP/IP
4 33 (21.43%) DNS
5 32 (20.78%) Firewall
6 19 (12.34%) LAN
7 18 (11.69%) IPsec
8 17 (11.04%) WAN
9 16 (10.39%) FTP
10 13 (8.44%) Network Security
11 12 (7.79%) Internet
12 10 (6.49%) LDAP
13 8 (5.19%) SMTP
14 6 (3.90%) OSPF
14 6 (3.90%) Telnet
14 6 (3.90%) VoIP
14 6 (3.90%) VPN
15 5 (3.25%) DHCP
15 5 (3.25%) MPLS
15 5 (3.25%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (19.48%) MySQL
2 26 (16.88%) MongoDB
3 13 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
4 12 (7.79%) Apache Cassandra
5 5 (3.25%) SQL Server
6 4 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
6 4 (2.60%) GIS
6 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
6 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2014
6 4 (2.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 3 (1.95%) NoSQL
7 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
8 2 (1.30%) Big Data
8 2 (1.30%) Hadoop
8 2 (1.30%) Redis
9 1 (0.65%) SAP HANA
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.65%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 46 (29.87%) Jenkins
2 36 (23.38%) Git (software)
3 19 (12.34%) MSI
4 10 (6.49%) Maven
5 7 (4.55%) JIRA
6 5 (3.25%) GoCD
6 5 (3.25%) Subversion
6 5 (3.25%) Travis CI
7 4 (2.60%) GitLab
7 4 (2.60%) Octopus Deploy
7 4 (2.60%) Team Foundation Server
8 3 (1.95%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.30%) Bitbucket
9 2 (1.30%) JUnit
10 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
10 1 (0.65%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.65%) Liquibase
10 1 (0.65%) Mocha
10 1 (0.65%) TeamCity
10 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 22 (14.29%) Finance
2 8 (5.19%) Telecoms
3 6 (3.90%) Banking
3 6 (3.90%) Retail
4 4 (2.60%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.60%) Law
5 1 (0.65%) Back Office
5 1 (0.65%) Billing
5 1 (0.65%) Electronics
5 1 (0.65%) Front Office
5 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.65%) Manufacturing
5 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 32 (20.78%) DevOps Engineer
2 16 (10.39%) Consultant
2 16 (10.39%) Developer
3 15 (9.74%) Security Engineer
4 13 (8.44%) Java Developer
5 11 (7.14%) Operations Engineer
6 10 (6.49%) Linux Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) Automation Engineer
7 8 (5.19%) Security Consultant
7 8 (5.19%) Systems Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) Architect
8 7 (4.55%) AWS Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 6 (3.90%) Applications Specialist
9 6 (3.90%) Cloud Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Unix Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Unix Linux Engineer
10 5 (3.25%) Analyst
11 4 (2.60%) Network Engineer
11 4 (2.60%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (16.88%) XML
2 17 (11.04%) SOAP
3 15 (9.74%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (9.74%) J2EE
3 15 (9.74%) Web Services
4 13 (8.44%) Spring
5 12 (7.79%) Sensu
6 11 (7.14%) .NET
6 11 (7.14%) REST
7 9 (5.84%) CSS
7 9 (5.84%) HTML
7 9 (5.84%) JSON
8 8 (5.19%) JMS
9 7 (4.55%) XSD
10 5 (3.25%) AngularJS
10 5 (3.25%) jQuery
10 5 (3.25%) XSLT
11 4 (2.60%) EDIFACT
11 4 (2.60%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
11 4 (2.60%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 13 (8.44%) DataPower
2 12 (7.79%) Video on Demand
3 10 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
4 9 (5.84%) Clustering
4 9 (5.84%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.25%) Tandem
6 4 (2.60%) Wiki
7 3 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.30%) Enterprise Software
8 2 (1.30%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (1.30%) N-Tier
8 2 (1.30%) PKI
9 1 (0.65%) Algorithms
9 1 (0.65%) AS400
9 1 (0.65%) Derivative
9 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
9 1 (0.65%) IBM XIV
9 1 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
9 1 (0.65%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.65%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 81 (52.60%) Linux
2 46 (29.87%) Windows
3 30 (19.48%) Unix
4 22 (14.29%) Windows Server
5 19 (12.34%) Windows Server 2003
5 19 (12.34%) Windows Server 2012
6 18 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
7 17 (11.04%) CentOS
8 16 (10.39%) Windows 10
9 15 (9.74%) Windows 7
10 14 (9.09%) Windows XP
11 11 (7.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 7 (4.55%) AIX
13 6 (3.90%) Solaris
14 5 (3.25%) Fedora
15 1 (0.65%) Android
15 1 (0.65%) HPUX
15 1 (0.65%) Ubuntu
15 1 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 61 (39.61%) Configuration Management
2 50 (32.47%) DevOps
3 37 (24.03%) Agile Software Development
4 19 (12.34%) Load Balancing
5 16 (10.39%) Microservices
6 15 (9.74%) Prototyping
6 15 (9.74%) Security Operations
7 14 (9.09%) Patch Management
7 14 (9.09%) Security Monitoring
7 14 (9.09%) Software Distribution
7 14 (9.09%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 13 (8.44%) Information Security
8 13 (8.44%) ITIL
8 13 (8.44%) Malware Analysis
8 13 (8.44%) Penetration Testing
8 13 (8.44%) Project Management
8 13 (8.44%) Software Engineering
9 12 (7.79%) DRM
9 12 (7.79%) Open Source
10 11 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
Programming Languages
1 49 (31.82%) Java
2 45 (29.22%) Python
3 39 (25.32%) SQL
4 26 (16.88%) Bash Shell
5 24 (15.58%) PowerShell
5 24 (15.58%) Ruby
6 20 (12.99%) Shell Script
7 16 (10.39%) C-shell
7 16 (10.39%) Korn
7 16 (10.39%) Perl
7 16 (10.39%) Tcl
8 14 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 14 (9.09%) REXX
8 14 (9.09%) VB
9 12 (7.79%) PHP
10 7 (4.55%) JCL
11 5 (3.25%) ActionScript
11 5 (3.25%) ActionScript 2.0
11 5 (3.25%) C#
12 4 (2.60%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 37 (24.03%) Security Cleared
2 32 (20.78%) SC Cleared
3 16 (10.39%) CISSP
4 14 (9.09%) CEH
4 14 (9.09%) SANS
5 13 (8.44%) CREST Certified
5 13 (8.44%) GIAC
6 4 (2.60%) Cisco Certification
7 2 (1.30%) CCIE
7 2 (1.30%) CCNP
7 2 (1.30%) CISM
7 2 (1.30%) Degree
7 2 (1.30%) ISEB
7 2 (1.30%) MCSE
7 2 (1.30%) Microsoft Certification
8 1 (0.65%) CCIP
8 1 (0.65%) CCNA
8 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.60%) SLA
2 3 (1.95%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.65%) PA-DSS
System Software
1 31 (20.13%) Docker
2 22 (14.29%) Active Directory
3 15 (9.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (7.79%) KVM
4 12 (7.79%) Xen
5 6 (3.90%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 5 (3.25%) Oracle RAC
6 5 (3.25%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (1.30%) Apache Flume
7 2 (1.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 2 (1.30%) NFS
7 2 (1.30%) ProxySG
7 2 (1.30%) Time Sharing Option
8 1 (0.65%) Firmware
8 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.65%) RACF
8 1 (0.65%) Samba
8 1 (0.65%) Snort
8 1 (0.65%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 54 (35.06%) Puppet
2 39 (25.32%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (24.03%) Ansible
4 24 (15.58%) Kubernetes
5 17 (11.04%) HAProxy
6 14 (9.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 12 (7.79%) Grafana
7 12 (7.79%) logstash
8 8 (5.19%) Tivoli
9 5 (3.25%) Ganglia
9 5 (3.25%) Graphite
9 5 (3.25%) Kibana
9 5 (3.25%) Nagios
9 5 (3.25%) Riemann
9 5 (3.25%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 5 (3.25%) Tivoli Storage Manager
10 4 (2.60%) yum
11 2 (1.30%) Terraform
11 2 (1.30%) WebSphere Cast Iron
12 1 (0.65%) QRadar
Vendors
1 26 (16.88%) Oracle
1 26 (16.88%) VMware
2 21 (13.64%) IBM
3 20 (12.99%) Red Hat
4 15 (9.74%) Splunk
5 12 (7.79%) SaltStack
6 10 (6.49%) Cisco
7 9 (5.84%) Microsoft
8 7 (4.55%) Citrix
8 7 (4.55%) SAP
9 6 (3.90%) CA
9 6 (3.90%) F5
9 6 (3.90%) Juniper
10 5 (3.25%) Genesys
10 5 (3.25%) Informatica
11 4 (2.60%) Adobe
11 4 (2.60%) Axway
11 4 (2.60%) Mitel
11 4 (2.60%) Salesforce.com
12 3 (1.95%) MuleSoft