Period
to 19 February 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 February 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 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 788 668 746
Rank change year-on-year -120 +78 -58
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 81 162 150
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.080% 0.17% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.61% 1.15% 1.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 116 87
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £326 £300 £274
90th Percentile £609 £630 £553
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £401 £425
% change year-on-year +6.12% -5.76% +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - £15.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 - £15.00

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 13,200 14,044 15,072
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.11% 14.86% 13.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,151 8,548 8,837
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 694 747 824
UK median hourly rate £19.45 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -9.55% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.04 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.43 £50.00 £48.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.52 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -9.21% -2.27% +1.95%

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 February 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 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 19 February 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 -75 77 £425 - 23
UK excluding London -48 42 £425 +6.12% 16
London -76 37 £500 +11.11% 7
Midlands +9 11 £475 +48.44% 3
North of England +7 10 £425 +6.25% 1
South East -28 8 £625 +42.86% 10
East Midlands +5 6 £463 +2.78%
North West +1 6 £425 +6.25%
South West - 6 £350 - 1
West Midlands +13 5 £475 +48.44% 3
East of England -13 5 £383 -15.00% 1
Yorkshire -2 3 £500 +19.05% 1
Scotland -43 2 £488 +18.90%
North East +30 1 £565 +70.95%

For the 6 months to 19 February 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 46 (56.79%) HTTP
2 40 (49.38%) Linux
3 30 (37.04%) Java
4 25 (30.86%) TCP/IP
5 23 (28.40%) SSL
6 21 (25.93%) SQL
7 20 (24.69%) XML
7 20 (24.69%) Firewall
8 19 (23.46%) Windows
9 18 (22.22%) IPsec
9 18 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
10 17 (20.99%) Finance
11 16 (19.75%) Unix
11 16 (19.75%) Web Services
11 16 (19.75%) REST
12 15 (18.52%) SOAP
13 13 (16.05%) Cisco
13 13 (16.05%) DevOps
14 12 (14.81%) SSH
15 11 (13.58%) Maven
15 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
15 11 (13.58%) Oracle
15 11 (13.58%) SMTP
15 11 (13.58%) FTP
16 10 (12.35%) VPN
16 10 (12.35%) DNS
16 10 (12.35%) SOA
16 10 (12.35%) JSON
16 10 (12.35%) SIEM
16 10 (12.35%) Git (software)

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 7 (8.64%) Apache
2 6 (7.41%) Tomcat
3 4 (4.94%) IIS
3 4 (4.94%) MS Exchange
4 3 (3.70%) Documentum
4 3 (3.70%) JBoss
4 3 (3.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (2.47%) Anypoint
5 2 (2.47%) EPiServer
5 2 (2.47%) MQSeries
5 2 (2.47%) Mule
5 2 (2.47%) Mule ESB
5 2 (2.47%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.23%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 1 (1.23%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2010
6 1 (1.23%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.23%) Skype for Business
6 1 (1.23%) WebSphere
Applications
1 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.23%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 8 (9.88%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (7.41%) PaaS
3 4 (4.94%) Force.com
3 4 (4.94%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (4.94%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
3 4 (4.94%) Salesforce Service Cloud
4 3 (3.70%) Microsoft Azure
5 1 (1.23%) IaaS
5 1 (1.23%) npm
5 1 (1.23%) Office 365
5 1 (1.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 46 (56.79%) HTTP
2 25 (30.86%) TCP/IP
3 23 (28.40%) SSL
4 20 (24.69%) Firewall
5 18 (22.22%) IPsec
6 12 (14.81%) SSH
7 11 (13.58%) FTP
7 11 (13.58%) SMTP
8 10 (12.35%) DNS
8 10 (12.35%) VPN
9 8 (9.88%) Network Security
9 8 (9.88%) VoIP
10 7 (8.64%) MPLS
10 7 (8.64%) WAN
11 5 (6.17%) NAS
11 5 (6.17%) RTP
12 4 (4.94%) Asterisk PBX
12 4 (4.94%) CTI
12 4 (4.94%) Internet
12 4 (4.94%) PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 8 (9.88%) Big Data
3 4 (4.94%) BigQuery
3 4 (4.94%) MySQL
4 3 (3.70%) Apache Cassandra
4 3 (3.70%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.70%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.70%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.47%) BusinessObjects
5 2 (2.47%) Qlik Sense
5 2 (2.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (1.23%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.23%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 11 (13.58%) Maven
2 10 (12.35%) Git (software)
3 9 (11.11%) Subversion
4 8 (9.88%) Jenkins
5 5 (6.17%) JIRA
5 5 (6.17%) SoapUI
6 4 (4.94%) Ant
6 4 (4.94%) JUnit
6 4 (4.94%) ProC
6 4 (4.94%) Travis CI
7 3 (3.70%) FitNesse
7 3 (3.70%) GoCD
7 3 (3.70%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.47%) Bitbucket
8 2 (2.47%) Gitweb
8 2 (2.47%) JMeter
9 1 (1.23%) Artifactory
9 1 (1.23%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.23%) Gradle
9 1 (1.23%) SCons
General
1 17 (20.99%) Finance
2 7 (8.64%) Banking
3 3 (3.70%) Games
3 3 (3.70%) Telecoms
4 1 (1.23%) Electronics
4 1 (1.23%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.23%) Manufacturing
4 1 (1.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 17 (20.99%) Architect
2 13 (16.05%) Developer
3 9 (11.11%) Analyst
3 9 (11.11%) Consultant
4 8 (9.88%) Java Developer
4 8 (9.88%) Platform Architect
5 6 (7.41%) DevOps Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Network Engineer
5 6 (7.41%) Technical Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Cloud Architect
6 5 (6.17%) Security Engineer
7 4 (4.94%) Salesforce Architect
7 4 (4.94%) Security Analyst
7 4 (4.94%) Solutions Architect
8 3 (3.70%) CISSP Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) CyberArk Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Salesforce Technical Architect
8 3 (3.70%) SIEM Engineer
8 3 (3.70%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (24.69%) XML
2 16 (19.75%) REST
2 16 (19.75%) Web Services
3 15 (18.52%) SOAP
4 10 (12.35%) JSON
5 8 (9.88%) CSS
5 8 (9.88%) HTML
6 7 (8.64%) JMS
6 7 (8.64%) Middleware
7 6 (7.41%) AngularJS
7 6 (7.41%) JDBC
7 6 (7.41%) LDAP
8 4 (4.94%) .NET
8 4 (4.94%) HTML5
8 4 (4.94%) J2SE
8 4 (4.94%) RESTful
8 4 (4.94%) RFC 2833
8 4 (4.94%) TAPI
8 4 (4.94%) WSDL
8 4 (4.94%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (11.11%) Enterprise Software
2 6 (7.41%) Computer Science
2 6 (7.41%) PKI
3 5 (6.17%) Client/Server
4 4 (4.94%) Mobile App
5 3 (3.70%) DataPower
5 3 (3.70%) Fintech
5 3 (3.70%) Online Games
5 3 (3.70%) STB
5 3 (3.70%) User Experience
6 2 (2.47%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.47%) Clustering
6 2 (2.47%) Digital TV
7 1 (1.23%) Cyberattack
7 1 (1.23%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.23%) FMCG
7 1 (1.23%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (1.23%) Over-the-Top Content
7 1 (1.23%) Public Cloud
7 1 (1.23%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 40 (49.38%) Linux
2 19 (23.46%) Windows
3 16 (19.75%) Unix
4 9 (11.11%) Windows Server
5 8 (9.88%) Android
5 8 (9.88%) Apple iOS
6 7 (8.64%) Ubuntu
6 7 (8.64%) Windows Server 2012
7 4 (4.94%) Debian
7 4 (4.94%) Fedora
7 4 (4.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.47%) Solaris
9 1 (1.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 10
9 1 (1.23%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (22.22%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (16.05%) DevOps
3 10 (12.35%) SIEM
3 10 (12.35%) SOA
4 9 (11.11%) OO
5 7 (8.64%) Configuration Management
5 7 (8.64%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (8.64%) Information Security
5 7 (8.64%) ITIL
5 7 (8.64%) Mentoring
5 7 (8.64%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (7.41%) Android Development
6 6 (7.41%) iOS Development
6 6 (7.41%) SDLC
7 5 (6.17%) Cryptography
7 5 (6.17%) Microservices
7 5 (6.17%) Presales
7 5 (6.17%) Test Automation
7 5 (6.17%) Waterfall
7 5 (6.17%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 30 (37.04%) Java
2 21 (25.93%) SQL
3 11 (13.58%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.35%) Bash Shell
5 9 (11.11%) C++
6 6 (7.41%) Python
6 6 (7.41%) Ruby
7 5 (6.17%) C
7 5 (6.17%) C-shell
7 5 (6.17%) Korn
7 5 (6.17%) Shell Script
8 4 (4.94%) Objective-C
9 3 (3.70%) XPath
10 2 (2.47%) Apex Code
10 2 (2.47%) BeanShell
10 2 (2.47%) Perl
11 1 (1.23%) ActionScript 2.0
11 1 (1.23%) F#
11 1 (1.23%) OCaml
11 1 (1.23%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 7 (8.64%) Security Cleared
2 6 (7.41%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (7.41%) CISSP
3 5 (6.17%) Degree
4 4 (4.94%) CCNP
4 4 (4.94%) CEH
4 4 (4.94%) GSEC
5 3 (3.70%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (3.70%) GCIA
5 3 (3.70%) GCIH
5 3 (3.70%) GIAC
5 3 (3.70%) SC Cleared
6 2 (2.47%) CCIE
7 1 (1.23%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (1.23%) CCNA
7 1 (1.23%) CISM
7 1 (1.23%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.17%) PCI DSS
2 4 (4.94%) GCP
2 4 (4.94%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (4.94%) PA-DSS
3 1 (1.23%) QA
3 1 (1.23%) WCAG
System Software
1 7 (8.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (7.41%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (4.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (2.47%) Oracle RAC
4 2 (2.47%) Samba
5 1 (1.23%) UAG
Systems Management
1 6 (7.41%) Puppet
2 4 (4.94%) Kibana
2 4 (4.94%) Nagios
2 4 (4.94%) vCenter Server
3 3 (3.70%) Ansible
3 3 (3.70%) Ganglia
3 3 (3.70%) Graphite
3 3 (3.70%) OpenView
3 3 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.70%) Riemann
3 3 (3.70%) TIBCO Hawk
4 2 (2.47%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.47%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.23%) Capistrano
5 1 (1.23%) Computer Incident Response Team
5 1 (1.23%) HP Operations Orchestration
5 1 (1.23%) Ionix
5 1 (1.23%) SCOM
5 1 (1.23%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
5 1 (1.23%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 13 (16.05%) Cisco
2 11 (13.58%) Oracle
3 7 (8.64%) VMware
4 6 (7.41%) Citrix
4 6 (7.41%) HP
4 6 (7.41%) Red Hat
5 5 (6.17%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.94%) CyberArk
6 4 (4.94%) Google
6 4 (4.94%) IBM
6 4 (4.94%) Salesforce.com
7 3 (3.70%) Microsoft
7 3 (3.70%) OpenText
7 3 (3.70%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.47%) F5
8 2 (2.47%) Hortonworks
8 2 (2.47%) Juniper
8 2 (2.47%) NetApp
8 2 (2.47%) Siebel
8 2 (2.47%) Tableau