Period
to 19 December 2018

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 19 December 2018 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
19 Dec 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 758 786 703
Rank change year-on-year +28 -83 +60
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 137 109 181
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.11% 0.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.02% 0.78% 1.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 71 126
UK median daily rate £450 £445 £421
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.12% +5.64% -0.88%
10th Percentile £303 £368 £285
90th Percentile £625 £609 £618
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.18% -7.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 2
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.75% -5.88% +44.61%
10th Percentile £11.25 £40.00 £41.25
90th Percentile £13.75 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -68.75% -5.88% +44.61%

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 13,474 13,891 15,397
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.87% 13.46% 15.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,129 8,545 9,342
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £180 £213
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 645 716 796
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -15.56% +7.14%
10th Percentile £12.15 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.65 £46.21 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.00 £19.13 £23.50
% change year-on-year -5.88% -18.62% +16.05%

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 19 December 2018.

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 15 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 19 December 2018. 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 +36 132 £450 -10.00% 20
London -3 69 £525 +5.00% 9
UK excluding London +19 65 £413 -2.94% 13
North of England -7 25 £413 -2.94% 2
South East -2 20 £425 -26.09% 3
North West -3 12 £365 -14.12%
North East - 8 £455 -
East of England 0 7 £413 +7.84% 3
Yorkshire -11 5 £413 -17.50% 2
Midlands -19 5 £400 -14.67% 3
South West -25 5 £250 -39.76%
East Midlands +12 4 £400 -14.67% 2
Scotland -22 4 £488 +16.49%
West Midlands -10 1 - - 1
Wales - 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 19 December 2018, IT contractor jobs citing HTTPS also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for HTTPS.

1 85 (62.04%) HTTP
2 51 (37.23%) Firewall
2 51 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
3 49 (35.77%) Windows
4 42 (30.66%) SSL
5 38 (27.74%) Linux
5 38 (27.74%) SQL
6 35 (25.55%) Microsoft
6 35 (25.55%) Jenkins
7 34 (24.82%) DNS
8 33 (24.09%) Java
9 31 (22.63%) Windows Server
10 30 (21.90%) Active Directory
11 29 (21.17%) TCP/IP
12 28 (20.44%) JavaScript
12 28 (20.44%) FTP
12 28 (20.44%) REST
13 27 (19.71%) Git (software)
14 26 (18.98%) VPN
15 25 (18.25%) Open Source
16 24 (17.52%) Security Cleared
17 23 (16.79%) SC Cleared
17 23 (16.79%) DevOps
17 23 (16.79%) JSON
18 21 (15.33%) Scrum
18 21 (15.33%) SMTP
18 21 (15.33%) OO
18 21 (15.33%) LDAP
18 21 (15.33%) Unix
19 20 (14.60%) WAN

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 13 (9.49%) Apache
2 11 (8.03%) Apache Spark
2 11 (8.03%) Skype for Business
3 6 (4.38%) Tomcat
4 5 (3.65%) IIS
4 5 (3.65%) OpenStack
5 4 (2.92%) Elasticsearch
6 3 (2.19%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.46%) CMS
7 2 (1.46%) nginx
7 2 (1.46%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 1 (0.73%) JBoss
8 1 (0.73%) Oracle Service Bus
8 1 (0.73%) WebLogic
8 1 (0.73%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.73%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 1 (0.73%) S-PLUS
Business Applications
1 9 (6.57%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 16 (11.68%) Amazon AWS
1 16 (11.68%) GitHub
1 16 (11.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (5.11%) Cloud Computing
3 6 (4.38%) BrowserStack
3 6 (4.38%) IaaS
3 6 (4.38%) PaaS
3 6 (4.38%) Sauce Labs
4 5 (3.65%) Office 365
5 4 (2.92%) SaaS
6 3 (2.19%) Force.com
6 3 (2.19%) OneDrive
7 2 (1.46%) OpenShift
8 1 (0.73%) Amazon EC2
8 1 (0.73%) Amazon S3
8 1 (0.73%) Dropbox
8 1 (0.73%) G Suite
8 1 (0.73%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 85 (62.04%) HTTP
2 51 (37.23%) Firewall
3 42 (30.66%) SSL
4 34 (24.82%) DNS
5 29 (21.17%) TCP/IP
6 28 (20.44%) FTP
7 26 (18.98%) VPN
8 21 (15.33%) SMTP
9 20 (14.60%) LAN
9 20 (14.60%) WAN
10 16 (11.68%) Internet
11 15 (10.95%) MPLS
12 14 (10.22%) SAN
12 14 (10.22%) SSH
13 13 (9.49%) Wireless
14 12 (8.76%) Kerberos
14 12 (8.76%) OSPF
15 11 (8.03%) WLAN
16 10 (7.30%) DHCP
16 10 (7.30%) IPsec
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (11.68%) SQL Server
2 13 (9.49%) MongoDB
3 9 (6.57%) Big Data
3 9 (6.57%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.11%) Apache Hive
4 7 (5.11%) HBase
4 7 (5.11%) MySQL
4 7 (5.11%) Pentaho
4 7 (5.11%) QlikView
4 7 (5.11%) Sqoop
5 6 (4.38%) PostgreSQL
6 4 (2.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 4 (2.92%) Oracle Database
6 4 (2.92%) Redis
6 4 (2.92%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.46%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.46%) Neo4j
8 1 (0.73%) DB2
8 1 (0.73%) Firebird
8 1 (0.73%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 35 (25.55%) Jenkins
2 27 (19.71%) Git (software)
3 12 (8.76%) Bitbucket
4 8 (5.84%) Selenium
5 7 (5.11%) TeamCity
6 6 (4.38%) Cucumber
6 6 (4.38%) Gerrit
6 6 (4.38%) Hudson
6 6 (4.38%) JBehave
6 6 (4.38%) JMeter
6 6 (4.38%) LoadRunner
6 6 (4.38%) WebDriver
7 5 (3.65%) Artifactory
7 5 (3.65%) Gradle
7 5 (3.65%) Maven
8 4 (2.92%) git-flow
8 4 (2.92%) Xcode
9 3 (2.19%) AutoIt
9 3 (2.19%) JIRA
9 3 (2.19%) Subversion
General
1 14 (10.22%) Banking
1 14 (10.22%) Finance
2 11 (8.03%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.11%) Legal
4 4 (2.92%) Games
5 2 (1.46%) Investment Banking
5 2 (1.46%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.46%) Retail
6 1 (0.73%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 40 (29.20%) Developer
2 14 (10.22%) Automation Engineer
3 13 (9.49%) DevOps Engineer
4 12 (8.76%) Consultant
4 12 (8.76%) Network Engineer
5 11 (8.03%) Java Developer
6 7 (5.11%) Analyst
6 7 (5.11%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.38%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (4.38%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
7 6 (4.38%) Senior DevOps
8 5 (3.65%) Azure DevOps
8 5 (3.65%) Azure DevOps Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) Azure Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) Hadoop Engineer
8 5 (3.65%) Support Analyst
9 4 (2.92%) Applications Support
9 4 (2.92%) Project Manager
9 4 (2.92%) QA Engineer
9 4 (2.92%) QA Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (20.44%) REST
2 23 (16.79%) JSON
3 21 (15.33%) LDAP
4 18 (13.14%) SOAP
5 17 (12.41%) Web Services
6 13 (9.49%) OAuth
7 12 (8.76%) Middleware
7 12 (8.76%) SAML
8 11 (8.03%) .NET
8 11 (8.03%) HTML
9 10 (7.30%) Kafka
10 9 (6.57%) 802.1X
10 9 (6.57%) Ajax
10 9 (6.57%) XML
11 8 (5.84%) CSS
11 8 (5.84%) Elastic Stack
11 8 (5.84%) jQuery
12 7 (5.11%) .NET Framework
12 7 (5.11%) AngularJS
12 7 (5.11%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (10.22%) Data Centre
2 11 (8.03%) Analytical Skills
3 10 (7.30%) Algorithms
4 8 (5.84%) PKI
5 7 (5.11%) Data Structures
5 7 (5.11%) User Experience
6 5 (3.65%) Video on Demand
7 4 (2.92%) CMDB
7 4 (2.92%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.19%) Animation
8 3 (2.19%) DataPower
8 3 (2.19%) Life Science
8 3 (2.19%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.19%) Public Cloud
9 2 (1.46%) Mobile App
10 1 (0.73%) Cyber Defence
Operating Systems
1 49 (35.77%) Windows
2 38 (27.74%) Linux
3 31 (22.63%) Windows Server
4 21 (15.33%) Unix
5 11 (8.03%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (6.57%) zOS
7 6 (4.38%) Apple iOS
8 4 (2.92%) CentOS
8 4 (2.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 4 (2.92%) Windows Server 2008
9 3 (2.19%) Android
10 1 (0.73%) AIX
10 1 (0.73%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.73%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.73%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 51 (37.23%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (18.25%) Open Source
3 23 (16.79%) DevOps
4 21 (15.33%) OO
4 21 (15.33%) Scrum
5 16 (11.68%) Configuration Management
5 16 (11.68%) Continuous Integration
5 16 (11.68%) Migration
6 15 (10.95%) Load Balancing
7 14 (10.22%) ITIL
7 14 (10.22%) Software Engineering
7 14 (10.22%) Test Automation
8 13 (9.49%) TDD
9 12 (8.76%) Information Security
10 11 (8.03%) Cybersecurity
10 11 (8.03%) Problem-Solving
10 11 (8.03%) Runbook
11 10 (7.30%) BDD
12 9 (6.57%) Network Architecture
12 9 (6.57%) Software Distribution
Programming Languages
1 38 (27.74%) SQL
2 33 (24.09%) Java
3 28 (20.44%) JavaScript
4 17 (12.41%) PowerShell
5 13 (9.49%) C#
6 12 (8.76%) Shell Script
7 11 (8.03%) Python
8 10 (7.30%) Perl
8 10 (7.30%) PHP
9 9 (6.57%) ActionScript
9 9 (6.57%) ActionScript 2.0
9 9 (6.57%) Groovy
9 9 (6.57%) JCL
10 8 (5.84%) C++
11 6 (4.38%) Bash Shell
12 5 (3.65%) Java 8
13 4 (2.92%) Apple Swift
14 3 (2.19%) Apex Code
14 3 (2.19%) Kotlin
15 2 (1.46%) Go
Qualifications
1 24 (17.52%) Security Cleared
2 23 (16.79%) SC Cleared
3 14 (10.22%) Cisco Certification
4 11 (8.03%) CCNP
5 9 (6.57%) CCNA
6 6 (4.38%) DV Cleared
7 5 (3.65%) Degree
8 3 (2.19%) CCDA
8 3 (2.19%) CCVP
8 3 (2.19%) PMI Certification
8 3 (2.19%) PMP
9 2 (1.46%) CISSP
9 2 (1.46%) HP APS
10 1 (0.73%) CCIE
10 1 (0.73%) CEH
10 1 (0.73%) GCIA
10 1 (0.73%) GCIH
10 1 (0.73%) GIAC
10 1 (0.73%) GSEC
10 1 (0.73%) HNC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.30%) QA
2 7 (5.11%) GDPR
2 7 (5.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.38%) Data Quality
4 2 (1.46%) WCAG
5 1 (0.73%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 30 (21.90%) Active Directory
2 13 (9.49%) Docker
3 9 (6.57%) HDFS
4 5 (3.65%) Xen
5 4 (2.92%) KVM
5 4 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
5 4 (2.92%) VMware NSX
6 2 (1.46%) Oracle RAC
6 2 (1.46%) Tivoli Directory Server
6 2 (1.46%) VMware ESXi
7 1 (0.73%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 15 (10.95%) Kubernetes
2 13 (9.49%) Ansible
3 11 (8.03%) Puppet
4 9 (6.57%) HP Operations Orchestration
4 9 (6.57%) Oozie
5 7 (5.11%) Ambari
5 7 (5.11%) Hadoop YARN
5 7 (5.11%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (5.11%) Terraform
6 6 (4.38%) Opscode Chef
7 5 (3.65%) Kibana
8 4 (2.92%) Consul
8 4 (2.92%) Grafana
8 4 (2.92%) logstash
8 4 (2.92%) Prometheus
8 4 (2.92%) Uchiwa
9 3 (2.19%) vRealize
9 3 (2.19%) vRealize Orchestrator
10 2 (1.46%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.73%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 35 (25.55%) Microsoft
2 18 (13.14%) Cisco
3 14 (10.22%) CheckPoint
4 13 (9.49%) IBM
4 13 (9.49%) Oracle
5 12 (8.76%) HP
6 10 (7.30%) VMware
7 9 (6.57%) BMC
7 9 (6.57%) CA
7 9 (6.57%) CyberArk
7 9 (6.57%) IBM Sterling
7 9 (6.57%) OpenText
7 9 (6.57%) Remedy
8 8 (5.84%) Hortonworks
9 7 (5.11%) Aruba
9 7 (5.11%) Cloudera
9 7 (5.11%) Cognos
9 7 (5.11%) Meraki
9 7 (5.11%) SolarWinds
9 7 (5.11%) Tableau