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 26 March 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.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
UK
Rank 524 529 531
Rank change year-on-year +5 +2  
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 85 112 92
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.19% 0.21% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 1.42% 1.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 76 33
Median daily rate £440 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.65% +0.31%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £276 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £563 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £416 £400 £381
% change year-on-year +4.06% +4.91%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £34.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.05

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 6534 7871 7887
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4036 4697 4305
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 356 337 437
Median hourly rate £25.00 £32.00 £27.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.87% +17.15%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.85 £37.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -38.24% +23.33%  

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 26 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTPS in the UK

HTTPS
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HTTPS.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HTTPS in the UK

HTTPS
Top 30 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 26 March 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 +21 74 £450 +5.88% 115
London +19 38 £500 +17.64% 52
North West +32 15 £400 -5.88% 8
Manchester +26 14 £400 -1.23% 4
Scotland +17 11 £416 +11.00% 2
Renfrewshire +19 10 £416 -1.47%
Erskine +16 10 £416 -1.47%
South East +23 7 £444 - 25
Yorkshire +22 7 £488 - 9
East of England -7 5 £450 +18.03% 8
Surrey - 4 £450 - 2
Bradford - 4 £450 - 1
West Yorkshire - 4 £450 - 5
Berkshire +28 3 £300 - 6
Sheffield +3 3 £500 - 3
South Yorkshire 0 3 £500 - 3
City of London -5 3 £388 -24.01% 1
Guildford - 3 £450 -
Reading +20 2 - - 3
Cambridgeshire +5 2 £375 +1.35% 3
Hertfordshire +2 2 £488 +62.50% 1
Watford 0 2 £488 +62.50% 1
Newcastle upon Tyne -8 2 £390 -25.71% 1
North East -11 2 £390 -25.71% 2
Tyne and Wear -12 2 £390 -25.71% 2
Cheshire +28 1 £425 - 3
Cambridge +2 1 - - 3
Glasgow -8 1 - - 1
Westminster - 1 - - 6
Norfolk - 1 - -

HTTPS
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 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 94 (61.04%) HTTP
2 67 (43.51%) Linux
3 57 (37.01%) SSL
4 55 (35.71%) Java
5 49 (31.82%) Windows
6 43 (27.92%) XML
6 43 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
7 37 (24.03%) Jenkins
7 37 (24.03%) DevOps
8 36 (23.38%) Configuration Management
9 33 (21.43%) SOAP
9 33 (21.43%) Puppet
10 32 (20.78%) Apache
11 30 (19.48%) SQL
11 30 (19.48%) Finance
12 26 (16.88%) Security Cleared
13 25 (16.23%) SC Cleared
13 25 (16.23%) Git (software)
13 25 (16.23%) Ansible
13 25 (16.23%) IBM
13 25 (16.23%) Windows Server
14 24 (15.58%) JavaScript
14 24 (15.58%) WebSphere
15 23 (14.94%) TCP/IP
16 22 (14.29%) Web Services
16 22 (14.29%) Microsoft
16 22 (14.29%) REST
17 21 (13.64%) PowerShell
17 21 (13.64%) Unix
17 21 (13.64%) Python

HTTPS
Top Related 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 32 (20.78%) Apache
2 24 (15.58%) WebSphere
3 19 (12.34%) nginx
4 14 (9.09%) IIS
5 10 (6.49%) OpenStack
5 10 (6.49%) Skype for Business
6 6 (3.90%) BizTalk Server
6 6 (3.90%) Oracle SOA Suite
7 5 (3.25%) Adobe Experience Manager
7 5 (3.25%) SharePoint
8 4 (2.60%) Mule
9 3 (1.95%) Anypoint
10 2 (1.30%) CMS
10 2 (1.30%) Confluence
10 2 (1.30%) JBoss
11 1 (0.65%) Elasticsearch
11 1 (0.65%) Oracle Service Bus
11 1 (0.65%) Tomcat
11 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Application Server
11 1 (0.65%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 8 (5.19%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.65%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 7 (4.55%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 1 (0.65%) Adobe Campaign
3 1 (0.65%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.65%) SAP HCM
Cloud Services
1 16 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (8.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (5.19%) Office 365
4 5 (3.25%) Yammer
5 3 (1.95%) AWS CloudFormation
6 2 (1.30%) Cloud Computing
6 2 (1.30%) Force.com
7 1 (0.65%) Boomi
7 1 (0.65%) Google Cloud Platform
7 1 (0.65%) SuccessFactors
7 1 (0.65%) Trello
Communications & Networking
1 94 (61.04%) HTTP
2 57 (37.01%) SSL
3 23 (14.94%) TCP/IP
4 18 (11.69%) Firewall
4 18 (11.69%) FTP
5 17 (11.04%) DNS
6 14 (9.09%) Internet
7 9 (5.84%) SMTP
7 9 (5.84%) Telnet
8 8 (5.19%) VPN
9 7 (4.55%) BGP
9 7 (4.55%) MPLS
9 7 (4.55%) OSPF
9 7 (4.55%) SSH
10 6 (3.90%) NAS
10 6 (3.90%) SAN
10 6 (3.90%) WAN
10 6 (3.90%) X.509
11 5 (3.25%) DHCP
12 4 (2.60%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (11.69%) MySQL
2 17 (11.04%) SQL Server
3 14 (9.09%) MongoDB
4 13 (8.44%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 6 (3.90%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 5 (3.25%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (2.60%) Azure SQL Database
7 4 (2.60%) GIS
7 4 (2.60%) NoSQL
7 4 (2.60%) SQL Server 2012
8 3 (1.95%) Oracle Database
8 3 (1.95%) SQLite
9 2 (1.30%) Big Data
9 2 (1.30%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.30%) IBM InfoSphere
9 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.30%) Redis
9 2 (1.30%) Relational Database
10 1 (0.65%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 37 (24.03%) Jenkins
2 25 (16.23%) Git (software)
3 16 (10.39%) MSI
4 12 (7.79%) Maven
5 9 (5.84%) JIRA
6 8 (5.19%) GoCD
6 8 (5.19%) Subversion
6 8 (5.19%) Travis CI
7 6 (3.90%) Team Foundation Server
8 5 (3.25%) Octopus Deploy
9 4 (2.60%) GitLab
10 3 (1.95%) Eclipse
11 2 (1.30%) AccuRev
11 2 (1.30%) JUnit
11 2 (1.30%) TeamCity
12 1 (0.65%) Artifactory
12 1 (0.65%) Cucumber
12 1 (0.65%) Fiddler
12 1 (0.65%) Mocha
12 1 (0.65%) Vagrant
General
1 30 (19.48%) Finance
2 10 (6.49%) Retail
3 9 (5.84%) Telecoms
4 6 (3.90%) Banking
4 6 (3.90%) Law
4 6 (3.90%) Manufacturing
5 5 (3.25%) Financial Institution
5 5 (3.25%) Marketing
6 3 (1.95%) Electronics
7 1 (0.65%) Back Office
7 1 (0.65%) Billing
7 1 (0.65%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.65%) Pharmaceutical
7 1 (0.65%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 34 (22.08%) Developer
2 22 (14.29%) DevOps Engineer
3 20 (12.99%) Java Developer
4 12 (7.79%) Analyst
5 11 (7.14%) Consultant
6 9 (5.84%) Solutions Analyst
7 8 (5.19%) Lead Developer
8 7 (4.55%) Architect
8 7 (4.55%) Automation Engineer
8 7 (4.55%) Linux Developer
8 7 (4.55%) Security Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) AWS Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) CRM Consultant
9 6 (3.90%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
9 6 (3.90%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (3.90%) Microsoft Consultant
9 6 (3.90%) Microsoft CRM Consultant
10 5 (3.25%) Integration Consultant
10 5 (3.25%) Senior Developer
10 5 (3.25%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (27.92%) XML
2 33 (21.43%) SOAP
3 22 (14.29%) REST
3 22 (14.29%) Web Services
4 18 (11.69%) HTML
5 16 (10.39%) CSS
5 16 (10.39%) Middleware
6 14 (9.09%) .NET
6 14 (9.09%) JMS
6 14 (9.09%) Spring
7 11 (7.14%) IBM Integration Bus
7 11 (7.14%) JSON
7 11 (7.14%) WCF
8 9 (5.84%) JAXB
9 8 (5.19%) ActiveMQ
10 7 (4.55%) AngularJS
10 7 (4.55%) jQuery
10 7 (4.55%) WebSphere MQ
11 6 (3.90%) J2EE
11 6 (3.90%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 18 (11.69%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (4.55%) Enterprise Software
3 6 (3.90%) Computer Science
3 6 (3.90%) DataPower
4 4 (2.60%) Clustering
4 4 (2.60%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.60%) Mainframe
4 4 (2.60%) Wiki
5 3 (1.95%) Linux Command Line
6 2 (1.30%) Digital Media
6 2 (1.30%) N-Tier
6 2 (1.30%) Streaming Media
7 1 (0.65%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.65%) Cyber Defence
7 1 (0.65%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.65%) IPTV
7 1 (0.65%) New Media
7 1 (0.65%) PMI
7 1 (0.65%) RSA SecurID
7 1 (0.65%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 67 (43.51%) Linux
2 49 (31.82%) Windows
3 25 (16.23%) Windows Server
4 21 (13.64%) Unix
5 18 (11.69%) Windows Server 2008
5 18 (11.69%) Windows Server 2012
6 17 (11.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (9.74%) Windows 10
8 13 (8.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 12 (7.79%) Windows 7
9 12 (7.79%) Windows XP
10 9 (5.84%) CentOS
11 8 (5.19%) Fedora
12 4 (2.60%) Android
13 3 (1.95%) AIX
13 3 (1.95%) Apple iOS
13 3 (1.95%) Windows 8
14 2 (1.30%) Mac OS X
15 1 (0.65%) Solaris
15 1 (0.65%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (27.92%) Agile Software Development
2 37 (24.03%) DevOps
3 36 (23.38%) Configuration Management
4 20 (12.99%) Load Balancing
4 20 (12.99%) Software Distribution
5 18 (11.69%) ITIL
6 16 (10.39%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (9.74%) Microservices
8 12 (7.79%) Enterprise Architecture
8 12 (7.79%) Multithreading
8 12 (7.79%) Patch Management
8 12 (7.79%) Prototyping
8 12 (7.79%) SOA
8 12 (7.79%) Virtual Infrastructure
9 11 (7.14%) CRM
10 10 (6.49%) TDD
11 9 (5.84%) Scrum
11 9 (5.84%) SDLC
11 9 (5.84%) Service Design
12 8 (5.19%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 55 (35.71%) Java
2 30 (19.48%) SQL
3 24 (15.58%) JavaScript
4 21 (13.64%) PowerShell
4 21 (13.64%) Python
5 15 (9.74%) Shell Script
6 13 (8.44%) Bash Shell
7 12 (7.79%) REXX
7 12 (7.79%) Tcl
7 12 (7.79%) VB
8 11 (7.14%) C#
9 10 (6.49%) Ruby
10 6 (3.90%) ActionScript
10 6 (3.90%) ActionScript 2.0
10 6 (3.90%) ActionScript 3.0
11 4 (2.60%) PHP
12 3 (1.95%) C++
13 2 (1.30%) JCL
13 2 (1.30%) Scala
14 1 (0.65%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 26 (16.88%) Security Cleared
2 25 (16.23%) SC Cleared
3 10 (6.49%) Microsoft Certification
4 9 (5.84%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (5.19%) Degree
6 5 (3.25%) CCNA
6 5 (3.25%) CISSP
7 4 (2.60%) CCNP
7 4 (2.60%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (1.95%) CCIE
8 3 (1.95%) CISM
8 3 (1.95%) MCSE
9 2 (1.30%) DV Cleared
9 2 (1.30%) JNCIP
10 1 (0.65%) AWS Certification
10 1 (0.65%) CCDA
10 1 (0.65%) CCVP
10 1 (0.65%) JNCIE
10 1 (0.65%) OCA
10 1 (0.65%) Oracle Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.19%) PCI DSS
2 6 (3.90%) PA-DSS
3 3 (1.95%) QA
4 1 (0.65%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.65%) SEPA
System Software
1 17 (11.04%) Active Directory
1 17 (11.04%) Docker
2 4 (2.60%) Microsoft App-V
3 3 (1.95%) Apache Flume
3 3 (1.95%) ProxySG
3 3 (1.95%) Tivoli Directory Server
3 3 (1.95%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (1.95%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.30%) Apache ZooKeeper
4 2 (1.30%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (0.65%) Firmware
5 1 (0.65%) Snort
5 1 (0.65%) Terminal Server
5 1 (0.65%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 33 (21.43%) Puppet
2 25 (16.23%) Ansible
3 17 (11.04%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 17 (11.04%) Opscode Chef
4 15 (9.74%) HAProxy
5 12 (7.79%) Kubernetes
6 9 (5.84%) Nagios
7 8 (5.19%) Ganglia
7 8 (5.19%) Graphite
7 8 (5.19%) Kibana
7 8 (5.19%) Riemann
8 7 (4.55%) SCCM
9 4 (2.60%) HP Operations Orchestration
9 4 (2.60%) Tivoli
9 4 (2.60%) yum
10 3 (1.95%) Tivoli Identity Manager
11 2 (1.30%) BMC PATROL
11 2 (1.30%) logstash
11 2 (1.30%) Oracle RMAN
11 2 (1.30%) WebSphere Cast Iron
Vendors
1 25 (16.23%) IBM
2 22 (14.29%) Microsoft
3 18 (11.69%) Oracle
4 14 (9.09%) Red Hat
5 11 (7.14%) SAP
6 10 (6.49%) Salesforce.com
7 9 (5.84%) Cisco
7 9 (5.84%) VMware
8 7 (4.55%) HP
9 6 (3.90%) Adobe
9 6 (3.90%) Axway
9 6 (3.90%) CA
10 5 (3.25%) Infor
10 5 (3.25%) Juniper
10 5 (3.25%) Splunk
11 4 (2.60%) MuleSoft
12 3 (1.95%) AppDynamics
12 3 (1.95%) Blue Coat
12 3 (1.95%) Palo Alto
12 3 (1.95%) Polycom
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