Period
to 30 October 2020

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 30 October 2020 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
30 Oct 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 463 671 754
Rank change year-on-year +208 +83 -3
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 74 149 146
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.23% 0.18% 0.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.74% 1.32% 1.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 116 114
Median daily rate £500 £500 £458
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +9.29% -3.68%
10th Percentile £400 £354 £352
90th Percentile £575 £588 £678
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £475 £425
% change year-on-year -2.63% +11.76% -4.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Median hourly rate £25.00 - £12.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £12.50

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 4,260 11,300 13,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.98% 13.31% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,450 6,812 8,195
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +6.25%
10th Percentile £210 £195 £200
90th Percentile £621 £600 £609
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 239 627 661
Median hourly rate £35.00 £28.42 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +23.15% +49.58% -
10th Percentile £14.45 £13.50 £12.20
90th Percentile £55.40 £53.75 £48.25
Median hourly rate £34.50 £23.50 £18.75
% change year-on-year +46.81% +25.33% -2.93%

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 30 October 2020.

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 9 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 30 October 2020. 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 +243 68 £513 +7.89% 79
London +212 54 £525 +2.44% 26
UK excluding London +185 18 £463 -2.63% 62
East of England +93 12 £300 -27.71% 3
Work from Home -104 7 £525 - 19
Scotland +58 4 £471 -10.24% 7
South East +160 1 - - 19
North of England +96 1 £525 +16.67% 22
Yorkshire +74 1 £525 +5.00% 4

For the 6 months to 30 October 2020, 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 34 (45.95%) HTTP
2 28 (37.84%) TCP/IP
2 28 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
3 24 (32.43%) SSL
4 22 (29.73%) Linux
5 20 (27.03%) Kotlin
6 19 (25.68%) DevOps
6 19 (25.68%) Kubernetes
6 19 (25.68%) Python
6 19 (25.68%) Java
7 18 (24.32%) Firewall
7 18 (24.32%) Finance
8 17 (22.97%) Project Management
8 17 (22.97%) SQL
8 17 (22.97%) Test Automation
9 15 (20.27%) AWS
9 15 (20.27%) Windows
10 14 (18.92%) Azure
10 14 (18.92%) Data Protection
10 14 (18.92%) Continuous Delivery
10 14 (18.92%) Docker
11 13 (17.57%) Android
11 13 (17.57%) JIRA
11 13 (17.57%) Pair Programming
11 13 (17.57%) Spring
11 13 (17.57%) Confluence
11 13 (17.57%) Agile Project Management
12 12 (16.22%) GitHub
12 12 (16.22%) Mockito
12 12 (16.22%) 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 13 (17.57%) Confluence
2 9 (12.16%) Apache Spark
3 8 (10.81%) IIS
4 3 (4.05%) Apache
4 3 (4.05%) Elasticsearch
4 3 (4.05%) Tomcat
5 2 (2.70%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (2.70%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.70%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.35%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.35%) Exchange Server 2013
6 1 (1.35%) Jetty
6 1 (1.35%) MQSeries
6 1 (1.35%) Mule
6 1 (1.35%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Office
Cloud Services
1 15 (20.27%) AWS
2 14 (18.92%) Azure
3 12 (16.22%) GitHub
4 10 (13.51%) GCP
5 4 (5.41%) OpenShift
6 3 (4.05%) PaaS
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon EC2
7 1 (1.35%) Amazon S3
7 1 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
7 1 (1.35%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (1.35%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.35%) IaaS
7 1 (1.35%) Office 365
7 1 (1.35%) SaaS
7 1 (1.35%) Serverless
7 1 (1.35%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 34 (45.95%) HTTP
2 28 (37.84%) TCP/IP
3 24 (32.43%) SSL
4 18 (24.32%) Firewall
5 12 (16.22%) IPsec
6 11 (14.86%) Wireshark
7 10 (13.51%) IPv4
7 10 (13.51%) IPv6
7 10 (13.51%) Wi-Fi
8 8 (10.81%) DHCP
8 8 (10.81%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (6.76%) Ethernet
9 5 (6.76%) Kerberos
10 4 (5.41%) 802.11
10 4 (5.41%) Broadband
10 4 (5.41%) DOCSIS
10 4 (5.41%) FTP
10 4 (5.41%) Internet
10 4 (5.41%) Wireless
10 4 (5.41%) WLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (14.86%) NoSQL
2 8 (10.81%) SQL Server
3 6 (8.11%) MySQL
4 1 (1.35%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 13 (17.57%) JIRA
2 12 (16.22%) JUnit
2 12 (16.22%) Mockito
3 3 (4.05%) Artifactory
4 2 (2.70%) Git (software)
4 2 (2.70%) Jenkins
4 2 (2.70%) SoapUI
5 1 (1.35%) fastlane
5 1 (1.35%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.35%) Xcode
General
1 18 (24.32%) Finance
2 8 (10.81%) Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Financial Institution
3 3 (4.05%) Investment Banking
3 3 (4.05%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.70%) Retail
5 1 (1.35%) Automotive
5 1 (1.35%) Billing
5 1 (1.35%) French Language
5 1 (1.35%) Legal
5 1 (1.35%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 24 (32.43%) Developer
2 11 (14.86%) Java Developer
3 7 (9.46%) Security Engineer
4 6 (8.11%) Android Developer
4 6 (8.11%) Android Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) ArcSight Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Consultant
5 3 (4.05%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Systems Engineer
5 3 (4.05%) Windows Engineer
6 2 (2.70%) Cloud Developer
6 2 (2.70%) Lead Developer
6 2 (2.70%) Middleware Specialist
6 2 (2.70%) Mobile Developer
6 2 (2.70%) Network Engineer
6 2 (2.70%) Senior Systems Engineer
6 2 (2.70%) Software Engineer
6 2 (2.70%) Unix Engineer
6 2 (2.70%) Unix Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (17.57%) Spring
2 12 (16.22%) Dagger
2 12 (16.22%) Retrofit
2 12 (16.22%) RxJava
3 11 (14.86%) JAAS
3 11 (14.86%) Spring Security
4 10 (13.51%) Guice
4 10 (13.51%) Material Design
4 10 (13.51%) POSIX
5 9 (12.16%) Kafka
5 9 (12.16%) RESTful
6 6 (8.11%) J2EE
6 6 (8.11%) LDAP
6 6 (8.11%) XML
6 6 (8.11%) Yocto
7 5 (6.76%) EDI
7 5 (6.76%) Middleware
8 4 (5.41%) 802.1X
8 4 (5.41%) IDoc
8 4 (5.41%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.86%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (13.51%) Device Driver
3 5 (6.76%) Virtual Team
4 4 (5.41%) Management Information System
5 3 (4.05%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.70%) Data Centre
6 2 (2.70%) DataPower
6 2 (2.70%) User Experience
7 1 (1.35%) Blog
7 1 (1.35%) Enterprise Cloud
7 1 (1.35%) iPad
7 1 (1.35%) iPhone
7 1 (1.35%) IVR
7 1 (1.35%) Mobile Banking
7 1 (1.35%) PKI
7 1 (1.35%) Self-Motivation
7 1 (1.35%) Video Conferencing
Operating Systems
1 22 (29.73%) Linux
2 15 (20.27%) Windows
3 13 (17.57%) Android
4 9 (12.16%) Unix
5 6 (8.11%) Windows Server
5 6 (8.11%) Windows Server 2012
6 5 (6.76%) Windows 10
7 4 (5.41%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.35%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.35%) Embedded Linux
8 1 (1.35%) Mac OS
8 1 (1.35%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.35%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (37.84%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (25.68%) DevOps
3 17 (22.97%) Project Management
3 17 (22.97%) Test Automation
4 14 (18.92%) Continuous Delivery
4 14 (18.92%) Data Protection
5 13 (17.57%) Agile Project Management
5 13 (17.57%) Pair Programming
6 12 (16.22%) Android Development
6 12 (16.22%) Architectural Design
6 12 (16.22%) Continuous Integration
6 12 (16.22%) Software Engineering
7 11 (14.86%) AOP
7 11 (14.86%) Dependency Injection
7 11 (14.86%) Problem-Solving
8 10 (13.51%) Microservices
9 9 (12.16%) SDLC
10 8 (10.81%) Secure Coding
10 8 (10.81%) SIEM
10 8 (10.81%) Threat Modelling
Programming Languages
1 20 (27.03%) Kotlin
2 19 (25.68%) Java
2 19 (25.68%) Python
3 17 (22.97%) SQL
4 11 (14.86%) C
5 9 (12.16%) Java 8
5 9 (12.16%) PowerShell
6 8 (10.81%) Scala
7 5 (6.76%) ActionScript
7 5 (6.76%) ActionScript 2.0
8 3 (4.05%) Shell Script
9 2 (2.70%) JavaScript
9 2 (2.70%) Perl
10 1 (1.35%) Apple Swift
10 1 (1.35%) Go
10 1 (1.35%) PHP
10 1 (1.35%) Ruby
10 1 (1.35%) XPath
Qualifications
1 6 (8.11%) Security Cleared
2 5 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
2 5 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 4 (5.41%) CCNP
4 3 (4.05%) Degree
5 2 (2.70%) CCIE
5 2 (2.70%) CEH
5 2 (2.70%) CISSP
5 2 (2.70%) GCIA
5 2 (2.70%) GCIH
5 2 (2.70%) GIAC
5 2 (2.70%) GSEC
6 1 (1.35%) CCIE Routing and Switching
6 1 (1.35%) CCNA
6 1 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.35%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.35%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.05%) QA
2 2 (2.70%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 1 (1.35%) GDPR
3 1 (1.35%) NIST
3 1 (1.35%) NIST 800
System Software
1 14 (18.92%) Docker
2 10 (13.51%) Active Directory
3 4 (5.41%) Microsoft App-V
4 1 (1.35%) Samba
4 1 (1.35%) UAG
4 1 (1.35%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (1.35%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 19 (25.68%) Kubernetes
2 8 (10.81%) Prometheus
2 8 (10.81%) Zipkin
3 4 (5.41%) SCCM
3 4 (5.41%) Terraform
3 4 (5.41%) WSUS
4 3 (4.05%) Ansible
4 3 (4.05%) BladeLogic
4 3 (4.05%) ITRS Geneos
4 3 (4.05%) Norton AntiVirus
4 3 (4.05%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco CUCM
5 1 (1.35%) Cisco Prime
5 1 (1.35%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
Vendors
1 8 (10.81%) ArcSight
2 7 (9.46%) Cisco
3 6 (8.11%) CyberArk
3 6 (8.11%) Qualys
4 5 (6.76%) Microsoft
4 5 (6.76%) SAP
5 4 (5.41%) IBM
5 4 (5.41%) McAfee
5 4 (5.41%) Symantec
5 4 (5.41%) webMethods
6 3 (4.05%) Altiris
6 3 (4.05%) F5
7 2 (2.70%) Palo Alto
8 1 (1.35%) BeyondTrust
8 1 (1.35%) Ivanti
8 1 (1.35%) Okta
8 1 (1.35%) Remedy
8 1 (1.35%) RightFax
8 1 (1.35%) SEEBURGER
8 1 (1.35%) VMware