Period
to 24 September 2017

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 24 September 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.

HyperText Transport Protocol, Secure (HTTPS)
UK
6 months to
24 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 732 685 815
Rank change year-on-year -47 +130 -136
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 144 194 95
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.18% 0.083%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.07% 1.15% 0.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 125 53
UK median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £359 £263 £285
90th Percentile £588 £575 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £445 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +11.25% - +18.96%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 3 1
UK median hourly rate £26.25 £42.50 £43.78
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -38.24% -2.92% +86.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £42.50 £43.78
% change year-on-year -5.88% -2.92% +86.30%

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 13441 16865 16057
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.81% 15.81% 14.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 8115 10253 9131
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £195 £220 £206
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +0.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 729 840 1035
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +23.85% +1.38%
10th Percentile £10.99 £11.65 £11.07
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £44.80
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.83 £25.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -24.68% +23.85% +1.38%

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 24 September 2017.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTPS over the 6 months to 24 September 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HTTPS in the UK

HTTPS
Top 10 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 24 September 2017. 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 -18 115 £500 +25.00% 15
London +30 77 £500 +20.48% 7
UK excluding London -38 63 £445 +11.25% 9
Scotland +11 25 £428 +3.19% 1
South East +12 20 £500 +37.93% 2
Midlands +28 13 £525 +64.06% 1
West Midlands +34 8 £388 +21.09%
East Midlands -1 5 £525 +16.67% 1
South West -2 3 £378 -3.82% 2
East of England -6 2 £425 -19.05% 1

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 95 (65.97%) HTTP
2 74 (51.39%) Linux
3 68 (47.22%) TCP/IP
4 63 (43.75%) Java
5 60 (41.67%) Python
6 59 (40.97%) Configuration Management
7 54 (37.50%) SSL
8 51 (35.42%) Puppet
9 50 (34.72%) Security Cleared
10 44 (30.56%) VMware
11 42 (29.17%) Ruby
12 41 (28.47%) Amazon AWS
12 41 (28.47%) Opscode Chef
12 41 (28.47%) SQL
13 40 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
13 40 (27.78%) DevOps
14 39 (27.08%) SC Cleared
15 36 (25.00%) Ansible
15 36 (25.00%) Firewall
16 33 (22.92%) DNS
17 32 (22.22%) Bash Shell
18 31 (21.53%) Windows
18 31 (21.53%) IPsec
19 26 (18.06%) Unix
20 25 (17.36%) Network Security
20 25 (17.36%) Jenkins
21 24 (16.67%) Korn
21 24 (16.67%) PKI
21 24 (16.67%) C-shell
22 23 (15.97%) XML

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 22 (15.28%) IIS
2 14 (9.72%) Apache
2 14 (9.72%) OpenStack
3 11 (7.64%) WebSphere
4 10 (6.94%) MS Exchange
5 9 (6.25%) nginx
6 7 (4.86%) EPiServer
6 7 (4.86%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (4.17%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (3.47%) FileNet
8 5 (3.47%) WebSphere Portal
9 4 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
10 3 (2.08%) Documentum
10 3 (2.08%) MQSeries
11 2 (1.39%) Exchange Server 2010
11 2 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (0.69%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
12 1 (0.69%) Confluence
12 1 (0.69%) Jetty
12 1 (0.69%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.08%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.69%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.69%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
2 1 (0.69%) Magento
2 1 (0.69%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 41 (28.47%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (10.42%) IaaS
3 5 (3.47%) SaaS
4 4 (2.78%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.08%) Dynamics 365
5 3 (2.08%) PaaS
6 2 (1.39%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.39%) Office 365
7 1 (0.69%) Mimecast
7 1 (0.69%) npm
7 1 (0.69%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 95 (65.97%) HTTP
2 68 (47.22%) TCP/IP
3 54 (37.50%) SSL
4 36 (25.00%) Firewall
5 33 (22.92%) DNS
6 31 (21.53%) IPsec
7 25 (17.36%) Network Security
8 21 (14.58%) LAN
9 17 (11.81%) WAN
10 16 (11.11%) FTP
11 13 (9.03%) LDAP
12 9 (6.25%) Internet
12 9 (6.25%) VoIP
13 7 (4.86%) Reverse Proxy
13 7 (4.86%) SMTP
13 7 (4.86%) VPN
14 6 (4.17%) RTCP
14 6 (4.17%) RTP
15 5 (3.47%) Megaco
15 5 (3.47%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 15 (10.42%) MySQL
3 12 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 6 (4.17%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (3.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 4 (2.78%) SQL Server
7 2 (1.39%) Big Data
7 2 (1.39%) BigQuery
7 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
7 2 (1.39%) DB2
8 1 (0.69%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.69%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.69%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2005
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (0.69%) SQL Server 2016
Development Applications
1 25 (17.36%) Jenkins
2 22 (15.28%) Git (software)
3 4 (2.78%) Artifactory
4 3 (2.08%) MSI
4 3 (2.08%) Sonatype Nexus
4 3 (2.08%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (1.39%) Gradle
5 2 (1.39%) JIRA
5 2 (1.39%) JMeter
5 2 (1.39%) JUnit
5 2 (1.39%) Maven
5 2 (1.39%) ProC
5 2 (1.39%) Selenium
5 2 (1.39%) Travis CI
6 1 (0.69%) CocoaPods
6 1 (0.69%) Cucumber
6 1 (0.69%) Liquibase
6 1 (0.69%) TeamCity
6 1 (0.69%) Vagrant
6 1 (0.69%) XMLSpy
General
1 22 (15.28%) Finance
2 12 (8.33%) Telecoms
3 8 (5.56%) Electronics
3 8 (5.56%) Manufacturing
3 8 (5.56%) Marketing
4 6 (4.17%) Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Front Office
5 1 (0.69%) Investment Banking
5 1 (0.69%) Law
5 1 (0.69%) Retail
Job Titles
1 25 (17.36%) DevOps Engineer
2 20 (13.89%) Consultant
3 15 (10.42%) Analyst
4 13 (9.03%) Architect
5 10 (6.94%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (6.94%) Operations Engineer
6 9 (6.25%) Security Analyst
6 9 (6.25%) Security Engineer
7 8 (5.56%) Developer
7 8 (5.56%) Security Consultant
8 6 (4.17%) Applications Specialist
8 6 (4.17%) Cybersecurity Consultant
9 5 (3.47%) Solutions Architect
9 5 (3.47%) Systems Engineer
9 5 (3.47%) WebOps Engineer
10 4 (2.78%) Cloud Engineer
10 4 (2.78%) DevOps Consultant
10 4 (2.78%) Java Developer
10 4 (2.78%) Technical Specialist
10 4 (2.78%) Tivoli Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (15.97%) XML
2 18 (12.50%) Elastic Stack
3 15 (10.42%) J2EE
4 13 (9.03%) Web Services
5 12 (8.33%) .NET
5 12 (8.33%) Sensu
5 12 (8.33%) SOAP
6 11 (7.64%) REST
7 9 (6.25%) JSON
8 7 (4.86%) XSD
9 6 (4.17%) RabbitMQ
9 6 (4.17%) XSLT
10 5 (3.47%) 802.1X
10 5 (3.47%) CSS
10 5 (3.47%) Middleware
11 4 (2.78%) HTML
11 4 (2.78%) Tivoli Directory Integrator
12 3 (2.08%) LAPP Stack
12 3 (2.08%) Node.js
12 3 (2.08%) XML Messaging
Miscellaneous
1 24 (16.67%) PKI
2 12 (8.33%) DataPower
2 12 (8.33%) Video on Demand
3 10 (6.94%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (4.86%) Clustering
5 5 (3.47%) Mainframe
5 5 (3.47%) Tandem
6 2 (1.39%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.39%) Fintech
6 2 (1.39%) iPad
6 2 (1.39%) User Experience
7 1 (0.69%) Algorithms
7 1 (0.69%) AS400
7 1 (0.69%) Cyber Attack
7 1 (0.69%) Derivative
7 1 (0.69%) IBM XIV
7 1 (0.69%) Market Risk
7 1 (0.69%) Mobile App
7 1 (0.69%) OTC Derivatives
7 1 (0.69%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 74 (51.39%) Linux
2 31 (21.53%) Windows
3 26 (18.06%) Unix
4 17 (11.81%) Windows Server
5 15 (10.42%) Windows Server 2012
6 14 (9.72%) Windows 10
7 13 (9.03%) Windows 7
8 12 (8.33%) CentOS
9 7 (4.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 7 (4.86%) Solaris
10 4 (2.78%) AIX
11 3 (2.08%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.39%) Windows Server 2008
12 2 (1.39%) Windows XP
13 1 (0.69%) Android
13 1 (0.69%) Apple iOS
13 1 (0.69%) HPUX
13 1 (0.69%) Mac OS X
13 1 (0.69%) OS/400
13 1 (0.69%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (40.97%) Configuration Management
2 40 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (27.78%) DevOps
3 21 (14.58%) ITIL
4 18 (12.50%) Security Operations
5 14 (9.72%) Information Security
5 14 (9.72%) Malware Analysis
6 13 (9.03%) Load Balancing
6 13 (9.03%) Open Source
6 13 (9.03%) Penetration Testing
6 13 (9.03%) Prototyping
6 13 (9.03%) Security Monitoring
7 12 (8.33%) DRM
7 12 (8.33%) Virtual Infrastructure
7 12 (8.33%) Web Operations
8 11 (7.64%) Cryptography
8 11 (7.64%) Cybersecurity
9 10 (6.94%) Service Design
9 10 (6.94%) SIEM
9 10 (6.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 63 (43.75%) Java
2 60 (41.67%) Python
3 42 (29.17%) Ruby
4 41 (28.47%) SQL
5 32 (22.22%) Bash Shell
6 24 (16.67%) C-shell
6 24 (16.67%) Korn
7 21 (14.58%) Perl
8 19 (13.19%) Shell Script
9 15 (10.42%) Go
9 15 (10.42%) PHP
9 15 (10.42%) PowerShell
10 8 (5.56%) JavaScript
11 5 (3.47%) JCL
12 4 (2.78%) Tcl
13 3 (2.08%) C#
14 2 (1.39%) ActionScript
14 2 (1.39%) ActionScript 2.0
14 2 (1.39%) REXX
14 2 (1.39%) VB
Qualifications
1 50 (34.72%) Security Cleared
2 39 (27.08%) SC Cleared
3 16 (11.11%) CISSP
4 15 (10.42%) CEH
5 13 (9.03%) CREST Certified
5 13 (9.03%) GIAC
5 13 (9.03%) SANS
6 3 (2.08%) BPSS Clearance
6 3 (2.08%) Cisco Certification
6 3 (2.08%) Degree
7 2 (1.39%) CCIE
8 1 (0.69%) CCNA
8 1 (0.69%) CCNP
8 1 (0.69%) CISM
8 1 (0.69%) Computer Science Degree
8 1 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.69%) GSEC
8 1 (0.69%) ISEB
8 1 (0.69%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (2.78%) SLA
2 2 (1.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (1.39%) GCP
3 1 (0.69%) ISO 9001
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 20000
3 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 23 (15.97%) Active Directory
2 21 (14.58%) Docker
3 17 (11.81%) VMware Infrastructure
4 12 (8.33%) KVM
4 12 (8.33%) Xen
5 11 (7.64%) Microsoft App-V
6 7 (4.86%) Oracle RAC
6 7 (4.86%) VMware ESXi
7 6 (4.17%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 4 (2.78%) Samba
9 3 (2.08%) Virtual Machines
10 2 (1.39%) NFS
11 1 (0.69%) Apache Flume
11 1 (0.69%) RACF
11 1 (0.69%) UAG
Systems Management
1 51 (35.42%) Puppet
2 41 (28.47%) Opscode Chef
3 36 (25.00%) Ansible
4 15 (10.42%) logstash
5 14 (9.72%) Kubernetes
5 14 (9.72%) Salt
6 12 (8.33%) Grafana
7 11 (7.64%) SCCM
8 10 (6.94%) WSUS
9 8 (5.56%) Tivoli
10 7 (4.86%) HAProxy
10 7 (4.86%) Tivoli Storage Manager
11 5 (3.47%) Tivoli Identity Manager
12 3 (2.08%) Kibana
13 2 (1.39%) Capistrano
13 2 (1.39%) Icinga
13 2 (1.39%) Nagios
13 2 (1.39%) OpenView
13 2 (1.39%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 1 (0.69%) Ionix
Vendors
1 44 (30.56%) VMware
2 22 (15.28%) Oracle
3 17 (11.81%) IBM
4 15 (10.42%) Red Hat
5 14 (9.72%) Microsoft
6 12 (8.33%) Cisco
6 12 (8.33%) SaltStack
6 12 (8.33%) Splunk
7 11 (7.64%) SAP
8 9 (6.25%) Citrix
9 7 (4.86%) F5
9 7 (4.86%) Juniper
10 6 (4.17%) CA
10 6 (4.17%) Mitel
11 5 (3.47%) Genesys
11 5 (3.47%) Informatica
12 4 (2.78%) CheckPoint
12 4 (2.78%) NetApp
12 4 (2.78%) Salesforce.com
13 3 (2.08%) OpenText