Period
to 27 January 2022

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 27 January 2022 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
27 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 718 519 579
Rank change year-on-year -199 +60 +207
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 117 81 180
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.19% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.22% 1.53% 1.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 88 42 155
10th Percentile £425 £305 £365
25th Percentile £484 £410 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £594 £483 £475
Median % change year-on-year +23.16% +1.58% +3.26%
75th Percentile £641 £554 £550
90th Percentile £713 £588 £596
UK excluding London median daily rate £467 £456 £450
% change year-on-year +2.41% +1.39% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 0
Median hourly rate - £64.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £66.00 -

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 9,591 5,299 9,840
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 10.92% 12.48% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,328 3,376 6,074
10th Percentile £210 £200 £180
25th Percentile £363 £323 £306
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £438 £410
Median % change year-on-year +14.29% +6.71% -3.53%
75th Percentile £600 £538 £515
90th Percentile £699 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 346 270 550
10th Percentile £12.63 £13.10 £13.38
25th Percentile £15.75 £16.30 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.00 £34.98 £21.38
Median % change year-on-year -37.10% +63.63% +18.75%
75th Percentile £47.45 £50.00 £46.40
90th Percentile £63.25 £60.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.26 £32.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year -37.68% +62.50% +14.88%

HTTPS
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for HTTPS in the UK

HTTPS
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HTTPS.

Daily rate trend for HTTPS in the UK

HTTPS
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HTTPS over the 6 months to 27 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for HTTPS in the UK

HTTPS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HTTPS.

Hourly rate trend for HTTPS in the UK

HTTPS
Top 14 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 27 January 2022. 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
Jobs
England -163 99 £563 +13.64% 231
London -160 63 £625 +21.95% 85
Work from Home -139 30 £600 +18.81% 107
UK excluding London -113 29 £467 +2.41% 192
South East -60 8 £375 +20.00% 43
East of England -49 6 £350 +16.67% 21
North of England -51 6 £513 +5.13% 54
Midlands -60 4 £405 +8.00% 21
South West - 4 £463 - 6
West Midlands - 4 £405 - 16
Yorkshire -34 3 £575 +17.95% 12
North West - 2 £498 - 29
Scotland -57 1 - - 41
North East - 1 £500 - 13

For the 6 months to 27 January 2022, 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 64 (54.70%) HTTP
2 53 (45.30%) SQL
3 41 (35.04%) AWS
4 40 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
5 38 (32.48%) SOAP
6 34 (29.06%) REST
7 33 (28.21%) Linux
8 31 (26.50%) JavaScript
9 30 (25.64%) Java
9 30 (25.64%) DevOps
10 29 (24.79%) Continuous Integration
11 26 (22.22%) TCP/IP
12 25 (21.37%) Azure
13 23 (19.66%) Kubernetes
13 23 (19.66%) HTML
13 23 (19.66%) Unix
13 23 (19.66%) Windows
14 22 (18.80%) Python
15 21 (17.95%) Microservices
15 21 (17.95%) NoSQL
16 20 (17.09%) Ruby
17 19 (16.24%) Test Automation
17 19 (16.24%) JSON
17 19 (16.24%) DNS
17 19 (16.24%) Firewall
17 19 (16.24%) Serverless
18 18 (15.38%) Microsoft
18 18 (15.38%) Active Directory
18 18 (15.38%) CSS
18 18 (15.38%) Software Engineering

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 8 (6.84%) Cloud Foundry
1 8 (6.84%) IIS
2 6 (5.13%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.27%) nginx
4 4 (3.42%) MS Exchange
5 3 (2.56%) Confluence
6 2 (1.71%) Apache
6 2 (1.71%) CMS
6 2 (1.71%) SharePoint
7 1 (0.85%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.85%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (0.85%) Skype for Business
7 1 (0.85%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.13%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.71%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 1 (0.85%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 41 (35.04%) AWS
2 25 (21.37%) Azure
3 19 (16.24%) Serverless
4 13 (11.11%) AWS Lambda
5 8 (6.84%) Azure Active Directory
6 6 (5.13%) Azure Storage
6 6 (5.13%) Microsoft 365
7 5 (4.27%) Azure Functions
7 5 (4.27%) Azure Sentinel
7 5 (4.27%) PaaS
8 4 (3.42%) Azure App Service
8 4 (3.42%) Azure Key Vault
8 4 (3.42%) GitHub
9 3 (2.56%) Azure Monitor
10 2 (1.71%) Azure Cosmos DB
10 2 (1.71%) Azure Data Factory
10 2 (1.71%) Azure Pipelines
10 2 (1.71%) Azure Service Bus
10 2 (1.71%) SaaS
10 2 (1.71%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 64 (54.70%) HTTP
2 26 (22.22%) TCP/IP
3 19 (16.24%) DNS
3 19 (16.24%) Firewall
4 14 (11.97%) SSL
5 13 (11.11%) FTP
5 13 (11.11%) SSH
6 11 (9.40%) IPsec
7 10 (8.55%) Kerberos
7 10 (8.55%) SMTP
8 8 (6.84%) LAN
8 8 (6.84%) Network Security
8 8 (6.84%) SNMP
8 8 (6.84%) WAN
9 6 (5.13%) BGP
9 6 (5.13%) EIGRP
9 6 (5.13%) Internet
9 6 (5.13%) OSPF
9 6 (5.13%) Wireshark
10 5 (4.27%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (17.95%) NoSQL
2 8 (6.84%) SQL Server
3 6 (5.13%) MySQL
4 5 (4.27%) Azure SQL Database
5 4 (3.42%) Apache Cassandra
5 4 (3.42%) MongoDB
6 3 (2.56%) Amazon RDS
6 3 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
7 2 (1.71%) Redis
8 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.85%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.85%) HBase
8 1 (0.85%) Power BI
8 1 (0.85%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.85%) SQL Server 2017
8 1 (0.85%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (7.69%) Git (software)
1 9 (7.69%) JIRA
2 7 (5.98%) Artifactory
3 5 (4.27%) Jenkins
4 4 (3.42%) JMeter
5 2 (1.71%) Ant
5 2 (1.71%) Eclipse
5 2 (1.71%) JUnit
5 2 (1.71%) Mercurial
5 2 (1.71%) Mockito
5 2 (1.71%) Subversion
6 1 (0.85%) fastlane
6 1 (0.85%) Gradle
6 1 (0.85%) Maven
6 1 (0.85%) Selenium
6 1 (0.85%) SonarQube
6 1 (0.85%) Xcode
General
1 16 (13.68%) Social Skills
2 7 (5.98%) Finance
3 5 (4.27%) Marketing
3 5 (4.27%) Public Sector
4 4 (3.42%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.71%) Advertising
5 2 (1.71%) Banking
5 2 (1.71%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (1.71%) Military
5 2 (1.71%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.85%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (0.85%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (0.85%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (22.22%) Developer
2 17 (14.53%) Java Engineer
2 17 (14.53%) Java Software Engineer
2 17 (14.53%) Senior Java Engineer
2 17 (14.53%) Senior Java Software Engineer
2 17 (14.53%) Senior Software Engineer
2 17 (14.53%) Software Engineer
3 15 (12.82%) Architect
3 15 (12.82%) DevOps Engineer
4 10 (8.55%) Network Engineer
5 8 (6.84%) Azure DevOps
5 8 (6.84%) Azure DevOps Engineer
5 8 (6.84%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (5.98%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 7 (5.98%) Salesforce Developer
6 7 (5.98%) Site Engineer
6 7 (5.98%) Site Reliability Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) Solutions Architect
7 6 (5.13%) Windows Engineer
7 6 (5.13%) Windows Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 38 (32.48%) SOAP
2 34 (29.06%) REST
3 23 (19.66%) HTML
4 19 (16.24%) JSON
5 18 (15.38%) CSS
6 17 (14.53%) Kafka
6 17 (14.53%) Spring Boot
7 15 (12.82%) LDAP
8 13 (11.11%) jQuery
9 11 (9.40%) .NET
10 10 (8.55%) XML
11 8 (6.84%) Ruby on Rails
12 7 (5.98%) AngularJS
12 7 (5.98%) Middleware
12 7 (5.98%) Web Services
13 6 (5.13%) ARM Templates
13 6 (5.13%) Node.js
13 6 (5.13%) OAuth
14 5 (4.27%) .NET Core
14 5 (4.27%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.55%) Data Centre
2 7 (5.98%) Self-Motivation
3 6 (5.13%) PKI
4 5 (4.27%) Blog
4 5 (4.27%) Management Information System
5 4 (3.42%) LIMS
5 4 (3.42%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.56%) EFT
6 3 (2.56%) Legacy Applications
6 3 (2.56%) Legacy Systems
6 3 (2.56%) User Experience
7 2 (1.71%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.71%) Data Structures
7 2 (1.71%) Enterprise Software
7 2 (1.71%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.85%) Cloud Native
8 1 (0.85%) Linux Command Line
8 1 (0.85%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) Public Cloud
8 1 (0.85%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 33 (28.21%) Linux
2 23 (19.66%) Unix
2 23 (19.66%) Windows
3 11 (9.40%) Mac OS
4 7 (5.98%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.13%) Windows 10
6 5 (4.27%) Ubuntu
7 2 (1.71%) Android
8 1 (0.85%) AIX
8 1 (0.85%) Apple iOS
8 1 (0.85%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.85%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (34.19%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (25.64%) DevOps
3 29 (24.79%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (17.95%) Microservices
5 19 (16.24%) Test Automation
6 18 (15.38%) Software Engineering
7 17 (14.53%) CI/CD
7 17 (14.53%) Technology Roadmap
8 14 (11.97%) Continuous Delivery
9 12 (10.26%) Configuration Management
9 12 (10.26%) Front End Development
10 10 (8.55%) TDD
11 9 (7.69%) Infrastructure as Code
11 9 (7.69%) Migration
11 9 (7.69%) Project Delivery
11 9 (7.69%) User Stories
12 7 (5.98%) MVC
12 7 (5.98%) Site Reliability Engineering
13 6 (5.13%) Enterprise Architecture
13 6 (5.13%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 53 (45.30%) SQL
2 31 (26.50%) JavaScript
3 30 (25.64%) Java
4 22 (18.80%) Python
5 20 (17.09%) Ruby
6 17 (14.53%) PowerShell
7 10 (8.55%) C#
8 8 (6.84%) Bash
8 8 (6.84%) Go
9 5 (4.27%) ES6
10 3 (2.56%) Perl
11 2 (1.71%) Apex Code
11 2 (1.71%) Kotlin
11 2 (1.71%) Shell Script
11 2 (1.71%) T-SQL
12 1 (0.85%) ActionScript
12 1 (0.85%) ActionScript 2.0
12 1 (0.85%) Embedded C++
12 1 (0.85%) Groovy
12 1 (0.85%) XPath
Qualifications
1 9 (7.69%) Cisco Certification
1 9 (7.69%) Degree
2 7 (5.98%) CCNP
2 7 (5.98%) Security Cleared
3 6 (5.13%) CCIE
3 6 (5.13%) SC Cleared
4 5 (4.27%) CCNA
5 3 (2.56%) CISSP
5 3 (2.56%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (2.56%) JNCIP
5 3 (2.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 1 (0.85%) CISM
6 1 (0.85%) GIAC
6 1 (0.85%) IISP
6 1 (0.85%) ISSAP
6 1 (0.85%) Master's Degree
6 1 (0.85%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.71%) GDPR
1 2 (1.71%) NIST
2 1 (0.85%) NCSC
2 1 (0.85%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.85%) QA
2 1 (0.85%) RosettaNet
2 1 (0.85%) SLA
System Software
1 18 (15.38%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.27%) NFS
3 3 (2.56%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
3 3 (2.56%) Docker
4 2 (1.71%) KVM
4 2 (1.71%) LXC
4 2 (1.71%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.85%) Firmware
5 1 (0.85%) HDFS
5 1 (0.85%) Microsoft App-V
5 1 (0.85%) OpenDJ
5 1 (0.85%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.85%) vCloud
5 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
5 1 (0.85%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.85%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 23 (19.66%) Kubernetes
2 13 (11.11%) Ansible
2 13 (11.11%) Terraform
3 6 (5.13%) BladeLogic
3 6 (5.13%) ITRS Geneos
4 5 (4.27%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (3.42%) Forefront Identity Manager
5 4 (3.42%) Grafana
5 4 (3.42%) Jamf Pro
5 4 (3.42%) Prometheus
6 3 (2.56%) CASB
6 3 (2.56%) Puppet
7 2 (1.71%) Active Directory Federation Services
7 2 (1.71%) Microsoft Intune
7 2 (1.71%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.71%) Proxmox
7 2 (1.71%) Rancher
8 1 (0.85%) Computer Incident Response Team
8 1 (0.85%) Hadoop YARN
8 1 (0.85%) PingFederate
Vendors
1 18 (15.38%) Microsoft
2 17 (14.53%) Confluent
3 13 (11.11%) Cisco
4 10 (8.55%) Salesforce.com
5 7 (5.98%) Splunk
6 6 (5.13%) Altiris
6 6 (5.13%) Citrix
7 5 (4.27%) F5
7 5 (4.27%) Oracle
7 5 (4.27%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud
8 4 (3.42%) CyberArk
8 4 (3.42%) Dell KACE
9 3 (2.56%) Aruba
9 3 (2.56%) Atlassian
9 3 (2.56%) CA Agile Central
9 3 (2.56%) Juniper
9 3 (2.56%) Riverbed
10 2 (1.71%) CheckPoint
10 2 (1.71%) SAP
10 2 (1.71%) VMware