Period
to 17 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 17 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
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 760 724 766
Rank change year-on-year -36 +42 -75
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 118 170 127
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.16% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 1.03% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 113 70
UK median daily rate £450 £420 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.14% +1.20% +0.61%
10th Percentile £368 £263 £300
90th Percentile £609 £575 £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 14144 16517 15992
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.59% 13.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9972 9242
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £215 £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 743 842 1032
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.59 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.46% +15.07% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.20 £47.50 £45.98
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% +2.50%

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 17 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 17 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 -22 96 £500 +20.48% 9
London +6 61 £500 +11.11% 4
UK excluding London -34 54 £436 +8.94% 5
Scotland -27 19 £425 +2.41%
Midlands +32 12 £525 +64.06% 1
South East -2 10 £500 +39.86% 2
West Midlands +27 7 - -
North of England +12 5 £425 +18.06% 1
South West +4 5 £418 +6.37%
East Midlands +2 5 £525 +16.67% 1
North West +7 3 £425 -22.73%
East of England -21 3 £425 - 1
Yorkshire +27 2 - - 1

For the 6 months to 17 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 76 (64.41%) HTTP
2 62 (52.54%) Linux
3 54 (45.76%) Java
4 53 (44.92%) TCP/IP
5 40 (33.90%) SSL
5 40 (33.90%) Python
5 40 (33.90%) Security Cleared
6 39 (33.05%) Configuration Management
7 34 (28.81%) VMware
8 33 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
8 33 (27.97%) Ruby
9 32 (27.12%) SQL
9 32 (27.12%) DevOps
10 30 (25.42%) Puppet
11 29 (24.58%) Amazon AWS
11 29 (24.58%) PKI
12 28 (23.73%) IPsec
13 27 (22.88%) SC Cleared
14 26 (22.03%) Firewall
14 26 (22.03%) Windows
15 24 (20.34%) Bash Shell
16 23 (19.49%) Ansible
17 22 (18.64%) Opscode Chef
17 22 (18.64%) Windows Server
18 21 (17.80%) Network Security
18 21 (17.80%) DNS
18 21 (17.80%) Finance
19 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2012
20 18 (15.25%) Active Directory
20 18 (15.25%) 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 (11.86%) IIS
2 8 (6.78%) Apache
3 6 (5.08%) nginx
3 6 (5.08%) OpenStack
4 5 (4.24%) MS Exchange
4 5 (4.24%) WebSphere
5 4 (3.39%) MQSeries
6 3 (2.54%) Documentum
6 3 (2.54%) JBoss
6 3 (2.54%) WebSphere Application Server
6 3 (2.54%) WebSphere Portal
7 2 (1.69%) EPiServer
7 2 (1.69%) Exchange Server 2010
7 2 (1.69%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (0.85%) Exchange Server 2013
8 1 (0.85%) Jetty
8 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
8 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (2.54%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 1 (0.85%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (0.85%) Magento
1 1 (0.85%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 29 (24.58%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (6.78%) PaaS
3 5 (4.24%) IaaS
4 4 (3.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.69%) Office 365
6 1 (0.85%) Mimecast
6 1 (0.85%) npm
6 1 (0.85%) SaaS
6 1 (0.85%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 76 (64.41%) HTTP
2 53 (44.92%) TCP/IP
3 40 (33.90%) SSL
4 28 (23.73%) IPsec
5 26 (22.03%) Firewall
6 21 (17.80%) DNS
6 21 (17.80%) Network Security
7 16 (13.56%) FTP
8 13 (11.02%) LAN
8 13 (11.02%) VoIP
9 11 (9.32%) LDAP
9 11 (9.32%) SSH
10 10 (8.47%) RTP
11 9 (7.63%) SMTP
11 9 (7.63%) VPN
11 9 (7.63%) WAN
12 7 (5.93%) Internet
13 6 (5.08%) RTCP
14 5 (4.24%) Megaco
14 5 (4.24%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.02%) MongoDB
2 8 (6.78%) Big Data
3 7 (5.93%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (5.93%) PostgreSQL
4 6 (5.08%) MySQL
5 5 (4.24%) SQL Server
6 4 (3.39%) BigQuery
6 4 (3.39%) NoSQL
7 3 (2.54%) Data Mining
7 3 (2.54%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 2 (1.69%) BusinessObjects
8 2 (1.69%) DB2
8 2 (1.69%) Qlik Sense
9 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
9 1 (0.85%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2008
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 14 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 12 (10.17%) Jenkins
3 5 (4.24%) JIRA
4 4 (3.39%) Artifactory
4 4 (3.39%) JUnit
4 4 (3.39%) ProC
5 3 (2.54%) Maven
5 3 (2.54%) MSI
5 3 (2.54%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (2.54%) Subversion
6 2 (1.69%) Gradle
6 2 (1.69%) JMeter
6 2 (1.69%) Selenium
6 2 (1.69%) SoapUI
6 2 (1.69%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.69%) Travis CI
7 1 (0.85%) Bitbucket
7 1 (0.85%) CocoaPods
7 1 (0.85%) Cucumber
7 1 (0.85%) Liquibase
General
1 21 (17.80%) Finance
2 11 (9.32%) Banking
3 10 (8.47%) Telecoms
4 8 (6.78%) Electronics
4 8 (6.78%) Manufacturing
4 8 (6.78%) Marketing
5 1 (0.85%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.85%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (15.25%) Analyst
1 18 (15.25%) Architect
2 14 (11.86%) DevOps Engineer
3 12 (10.17%) Security Analyst
4 11 (9.32%) Developer
5 9 (7.63%) Consultant
6 8 (6.78%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (6.78%) Platform Architect
7 5 (4.24%) Cloud Architect
7 5 (4.24%) Solutions Architect
7 5 (4.24%) WebOps Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) Java Developer
8 4 (3.39%) SIEM Analyst
8 4 (3.39%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.39%) VMware Engineer
9 3 (2.54%) DevOps Consultant
9 3 (2.54%) Digital Analyst
9 3 (2.54%) Network Engineer
9 3 (2.54%) Security Specialist
9 3 (2.54%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.25%) XML
2 11 (9.32%) REST
2 11 (9.32%) SOAP
2 11 (9.32%) Web Services
3 9 (7.63%) JSON
4 8 (6.78%) J2EE
5 7 (5.93%) CSS
5 7 (5.93%) Elastic Stack
5 7 (5.93%) HTML
6 6 (5.08%) JDBC
6 6 (5.08%) Middleware
7 5 (4.24%) .NET
8 4 (3.39%) AngularJS
8 4 (3.39%) HTML5
8 4 (3.39%) JTAPI
8 4 (3.39%) Node.js
8 4 (3.39%) RabbitMQ
8 4 (3.39%) RFC 2833
8 4 (3.39%) Sensu
8 4 (3.39%) TAPI
Miscellaneous
1 29 (24.58%) PKI
2 7 (5.93%) DataPower
3 5 (4.24%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (3.39%) Mobile App
4 4 (3.39%) User Experience
4 4 (3.39%) Video on Demand
5 3 (2.54%) Computer Science
5 3 (2.54%) Fintech
6 2 (1.69%) Client/Server
6 2 (1.69%) Clustering
6 2 (1.69%) Enterprise Software
6 2 (1.69%) iPad
6 2 (1.69%) STB
7 1 (0.85%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.85%) FMCG
7 1 (0.85%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (0.85%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.85%) OTC Derivatives
Operating Systems
1 62 (52.54%) Linux
2 26 (22.03%) Windows
3 22 (18.64%) Windows Server
4 20 (16.95%) Windows Server 2012
5 16 (13.56%) Unix
6 14 (11.86%) Windows 10
7 13 (11.02%) Windows 7
8 6 (5.08%) Apple iOS
8 6 (5.08%) Ubuntu
9 5 (4.24%) Android
9 5 (4.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 4 (3.39%) CentOS
10 4 (3.39%) Debian
10 4 (3.39%) Fedora
11 3 (2.54%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.69%) Solaris
12 2 (1.69%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.69%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.85%) OS/400
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (33.05%) Configuration Management
2 33 (27.97%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (27.12%) DevOps
4 16 (13.56%) Cryptography
4 16 (13.56%) ITIL
5 15 (12.71%) SIEM
6 13 (11.02%) Prototyping
7 12 (10.17%) Load Balancing
7 12 (10.17%) Virtual Infrastructure
8 11 (9.32%) Security Operations
9 10 (8.47%) Presales
9 10 (8.47%) Web Operations
10 9 (7.63%) Software Distribution
11 8 (6.78%) Digital Marketing
11 8 (6.78%) Information Security
11 8 (6.78%) Migration
11 8 (6.78%) Open Source
11 8 (6.78%) Performance Tuning
11 8 (6.78%) Programme Management
11 8 (6.78%) Protective Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 54 (45.76%) Java
2 40 (33.90%) Python
3 33 (27.97%) Ruby
4 32 (27.12%) SQL
5 24 (20.34%) Bash Shell
6 16 (13.56%) C-shell
6 16 (13.56%) Korn
7 15 (12.71%) Go
7 15 (12.71%) PowerShell
8 11 (9.32%) Shell Script
9 10 (8.47%) Perl
10 8 (6.78%) JavaScript
11 7 (5.93%) PHP
12 4 (3.39%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.54%) ActionScript
13 3 (2.54%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (1.69%) BeanShell
14 2 (1.69%) REXX
14 2 (1.69%) Tcl
14 2 (1.69%) VB
Qualifications
1 40 (33.90%) Security Cleared
2 27 (22.88%) SC Cleared
3 5 (4.24%) CISSP
4 4 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (3.39%) CEH
5 3 (2.54%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (2.54%) CREST Certified
5 3 (2.54%) Degree
5 3 (2.54%) GIAC
5 3 (2.54%) SANS
6 2 (1.69%) CCIE
7 1 (0.85%) CCNA
7 1 (0.85%) CCNP
7 1 (0.85%) CISM
7 1 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.85%) GSEC
7 1 (0.85%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.24%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.39%) GCP
2 4 (3.39%) PA-DSS
2 4 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.69%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.85%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 18 (15.25%) Active Directory
2 12 (10.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (9.32%) Microsoft App-V
4 10 (8.47%) Docker
5 6 (5.08%) VMware ESXi
6 4 (3.39%) KVM
6 4 (3.39%) Samba
6 4 (3.39%) Xen
7 3 (2.54%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 3 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
8 2 (1.69%) Oracle RAC
9 1 (0.85%) UAG
Systems Management
1 30 (25.42%) Puppet
2 23 (19.49%) Ansible
3 22 (18.64%) Opscode Chef
4 14 (11.86%) Salt
5 11 (9.32%) SCCM
6 10 (8.47%) WSUS
7 7 (5.93%) logstash
8 6 (5.08%) Kubernetes
9 5 (4.24%) HAProxy
9 5 (4.24%) Tivoli
10 4 (3.39%) Grafana
10 4 (3.39%) vCenter Server
11 3 (2.54%) Kibana
11 3 (2.54%) Nagios
11 3 (2.54%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 2 (1.69%) Capistrano
12 2 (1.69%) Icinga
12 2 (1.69%) OpenView
12 2 (1.69%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 2 (1.69%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 34 (28.81%) VMware
2 15 (12.71%) Cisco
3 11 (9.32%) Red Hat
4 10 (8.47%) Microsoft
4 10 (8.47%) Oracle
5 8 (6.78%) IBM
5 8 (6.78%) SAP
6 7 (5.93%) Citrix
6 7 (5.93%) Juniper
7 6 (5.08%) Mitel
8 5 (4.24%) CheckPoint
9 4 (3.39%) F5
9 4 (3.39%) Google
9 4 (3.39%) NetApp
9 4 (3.39%) SaltStack
9 4 (3.39%) Splunk
10 3 (2.54%) HP
10 3 (2.54%) OpenText
11 2 (1.69%) Ericsson
11 2 (1.69%) TIBCO