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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 12 August 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 644 671 453
Rank change year-on-year +27 -218 +300
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 198 116 92
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.22% 0.16% 0.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.94% 1.37% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 145 75 70
10th Percentile £400 £339 £402
25th Percentile £510 £406 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £575 £513 £493
Median % change year-on-year +12.20% +3.96% +3.79%
75th Percentile £638 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £647 £636
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £465 £485
% change year-on-year +7.64% -4.23% +7.78%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 0 1
10th Percentile £60.00 - -
25th Percentile £60.81 - £17.00
Median hourly rate £66.25 - £18.00
75th Percentile £72.81 - £19.00
90th Percentile £75.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £67.75 - -

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 10,200 8,439 4,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.50% 11.42% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,840 5,389 2,905
10th Percentile £235 £250 £200
25th Percentile £388 £362 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £463 £438
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +2.94%
75th Percentile £625 £563 £538
90th Percentile £700 £650 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 376 242
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.00 £14.30
25th Percentile £17.66 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £32.25
Median % change year-on-year +55.56% -30.23% +43.33%
75th Percentile £57.50 £48.74 £46.40
90th Percentile £68.75 £64.75 £53.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.29 £20.00 £25.33
% change year-on-year +31.45% -21.04% +12.58%

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 12 August 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing HTTPS over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for HTTPS in the UK

HTTPS
Top 13 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 12 August 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 -5 150 £575 +10.05% 233
Work from Home +22 122 £575 +10.05% 187
London -48 84 £575 +10.05% 63
UK excluding London -5 65 £500 +7.64% 197
South East -1 31 £500 +7.64% 36
North of England -18 19 £463 -2.12% 48
Yorkshire -16 11 £425 -12.82% 10
Scotland -7 8 £530 +41.33% 22
North West -26 8 £550 +26.44% 31
South West -4 4 £500 -4.76% 16
East of England -6 4 £220 -71.61% 33
Midlands -29 1 - - 36
East Midlands - 1 - - 11

For the 6 months to 12 August 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 88 (44.44%) Agile
2 70 (35.35%) Linux
3 65 (32.83%) Test Automation
4 63 (31.82%) Java
5 61 (30.81%) Unix
6 60 (30.30%) SC Cleared
6 60 (30.30%) Security Cleared
7 59 (29.80%) JavaScript
8 55 (27.78%) HTTP
9 53 (26.77%) Continuous Integration
9 53 (26.77%) CI/CD
10 51 (25.76%) REST
11 44 (22.22%) GitHub
11 44 (22.22%) JIRA
12 43 (21.72%) Ansible
13 41 (20.71%) AWS
14 39 (19.70%) TCP/IP
14 39 (19.70%) Python
14 39 (19.70%) Social Skills
15 36 (18.18%) Kubernetes
15 36 (18.18%) Data Protection
16 35 (17.68%) SQL
17 34 (17.17%) Banking
18 33 (16.67%) RESTful
18 33 (16.67%) Web Services
18 33 (16.67%) Terraform
19 32 (16.16%) DevOps
19 32 (16.16%) Finance
19 32 (16.16%) Git (software)
19 32 (16.16%) SSH

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 29 (14.65%) Cloud Foundry
2 28 (14.14%) Confluence
3 11 (5.56%) Apache
4 10 (5.05%) Tomcat
5 9 (4.55%) nginx
6 5 (2.53%) MS Exchange
7 4 (2.02%) OpenStack
8 3 (1.52%) IIS
9 2 (1.01%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.51%) Apache Airflow
10 1 (0.51%) Drupal
Cloud Services
1 44 (22.22%) GitHub
2 41 (20.71%) AWS
3 25 (12.63%) AWS CloudFormation
4 21 (10.61%) Azure
5 20 (10.10%) GitHub Actions
6 15 (7.58%) Slack
7 9 (4.55%) Azure DevOps
7 9 (4.55%) Microsoft 365
7 9 (4.55%) Serverless
8 8 (4.04%) PaaS
9 7 (3.54%) BrowserStack
10 6 (3.03%) Azure Active Directory
11 5 (2.53%) AWS Lambda
12 4 (2.02%) Amazon EC2
12 4 (2.02%) GCP
13 3 (1.52%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 3 (1.52%) Amazon SQS
13 3 (1.52%) AWS CodeBuild
13 3 (1.52%) AWS CodeDeploy
13 3 (1.52%) AWS Direct Connect
Communications & Networking
1 55 (27.78%) HTTP
2 39 (19.70%) TCP/IP
3 32 (16.16%) SSH
4 24 (12.12%) DNS
5 22 (11.11%) SMTP
6 19 (9.60%) SSL
7 17 (8.59%) DHCP
8 16 (8.08%) Internet
8 16 (8.08%) Kerberos
9 14 (7.07%) FTP
10 10 (5.05%) IPsec
11 9 (4.55%) SNMP
12 7 (3.54%) VPN
13 6 (3.03%) Network Security
14 4 (2.02%) Firewall
14 4 (2.02%) tcpdump
14 4 (2.02%) Wireshark
15 3 (1.52%) BGP
15 3 (1.52%) IPv6
15 3 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (11.11%) SQL Server
2 19 (9.60%) MySQL
3 16 (8.08%) MongoDB
4 15 (7.58%) Data Mining
4 15 (7.58%) DB2
5 10 (5.05%) PostgreSQL
6 8 (4.04%) Metadata
6 8 (4.04%) MS Access
6 8 (4.04%) Redis
7 7 (3.54%) InterSystems Cache
8 4 (2.02%) Elasticsearch
9 2 (1.01%) Firebird
9 2 (1.01%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.01%) SQLite
10 1 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
10 1 (0.51%) Big Data
10 1 (0.51%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.51%) DynamoDB
10 1 (0.51%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.51%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 44 (22.22%) JIRA
2 32 (16.16%) Git (software)
3 26 (13.13%) Jenkins
4 24 (12.12%) Maven
5 20 (10.10%) CF BOSH
6 17 (8.59%) Selenium
7 15 (7.58%) Appium
7 15 (7.58%) Cucumber
7 15 (7.58%) Zephyr
8 14 (7.07%) Fiddler
8 14 (7.07%) REST Assured
9 10 (5.05%) Xcode
10 9 (4.55%) Gradle
10 9 (4.55%) SoapUI
11 8 (4.04%) Robot Framework
12 7 (3.54%) fastlane
12 7 (3.54%) JUnit
12 7 (3.54%) Postman
13 5 (2.53%) Mockito
14 3 (1.52%) CircleCI
General
1 39 (19.70%) Social Skills
2 34 (17.17%) Banking
3 32 (16.16%) Finance
4 18 (9.09%) Public Sector
5 11 (5.56%) Retail Banking
6 3 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (1.01%) Retail
8 1 (0.51%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.51%) French Language
8 1 (0.51%) Influencing Skills
8 1 (0.51%) Law
8 1 (0.51%) Marketing
8 1 (0.51%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.51%) Presentation Skills
8 1 (0.51%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 71 (35.86%) Developer
2 27 (13.64%) Site Reliability Engineer
3 26 (13.13%) Site Engineer
4 19 (9.60%) Java Developer
5 16 (8.08%) Android Developer
5 16 (8.08%) Tester
6 15 (7.58%) DevOps Engineer
6 15 (7.58%) Lead Developer
7 14 (7.07%) Lead Android Developer
8 12 (6.06%) iOS Developer
9 11 (5.56%) Automation Tester
9 11 (5.56%) Consultant
10 9 (4.55%) SC Cleared Java Developer
11 8 (4.04%) Alteryx Consultant
11 8 (4.04%) Senior Developer
12 7 (3.54%) Architect
12 7 (3.54%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 7 (3.54%) Lead DevOps
12 7 (3.54%) Lead DevOps Engineer
12 7 (3.54%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (25.76%) REST
2 33 (16.67%) RESTful
2 33 (16.67%) Web Services
3 26 (13.13%) Spring
3 26 (13.13%) Spring Boot
4 25 (12.63%) Hibernate
5 24 (12.12%) JPA
6 21 (10.61%) SOAP
7 20 (10.10%) Dagger
7 20 (10.10%) Material Design
7 20 (10.10%) Retrofit
7 20 (10.10%) RxJava
8 14 (7.07%) OAuth
8 14 (7.07%) WireMock
9 13 (6.57%) LDAP
10 11 (5.56%) HTML
10 11 (5.56%) JSON
11 10 (5.05%) CSS
12 8 (4.04%) .NET
13 7 (3.54%) ADO
Miscellaneous
1 21 (10.61%) Mobile App
1 21 (10.61%) Self-Motivation
2 14 (7.07%) W3C
3 10 (5.05%) PKI
4 8 (4.04%) Linux Command Line
4 8 (4.04%) User Experience
5 6 (3.03%) Greenfield Project
6 4 (2.02%) Reinsurance
7 3 (1.52%) Data Protection Act
7 3 (1.52%) Public Cloud
8 2 (1.01%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (1.01%) Learning Management System
8 2 (1.01%) Private Cloud
9 1 (0.51%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.51%) Cyber Defence
9 1 (0.51%) Cyberthreat
9 1 (0.51%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.51%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 70 (35.35%) Linux
2 61 (30.81%) Unix
3 29 (14.65%) Windows
4 21 (10.61%) Android
5 15 (7.58%) Mac OS
6 13 (6.57%) Apple iOS
7 8 (4.04%) Ubuntu
7 8 (4.04%) Windows 10
8 7 (3.54%) Mac OS X
9 3 (1.52%) CentOS
9 3 (1.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.01%) AIX
10 2 (1.01%) Solaris
10 2 (1.01%) Windows Server
11 1 (0.51%) Debian
11 1 (0.51%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2016
11 1 (0.51%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (44.44%) Agile
2 65 (32.83%) Test Automation
3 53 (26.77%) CI/CD
3 53 (26.77%) Continuous Integration
4 36 (18.18%) Data Protection
5 32 (16.16%) DevOps
6 31 (15.66%) Scrum
6 31 (15.66%) TDD
7 30 (15.15%) Microservices
8 28 (14.14%) Continuous Delivery
8 28 (14.14%) Site Reliability Engineering
9 26 (13.13%) Infrastructure as Code
10 23 (11.62%) Architectural Design
11 22 (11.11%) Task Automation
12 21 (10.61%) Android Development
12 21 (10.61%) Software Engineering
13 19 (9.60%) Kanban
13 19 (9.60%) Test Scripting
13 19 (9.60%) Unit Testing
14 18 (9.09%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 63 (31.82%) Java
2 59 (29.80%) JavaScript
3 39 (19.70%) Python
4 35 (17.68%) SQL
5 32 (16.16%) Ruby
6 27 (13.64%) Shell Script
7 23 (11.62%) Bash
7 23 (11.62%) Go
8 21 (10.61%) Kotlin
9 11 (5.56%) PowerShell
10 10 (5.05%) Apple Swift
11 4 (2.02%) Perl
11 4 (2.02%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.52%) C++
12 3 (1.52%) PHP
13 2 (1.01%) C#
13 2 (1.01%) Groovy
13 2 (1.01%) Objective-C
13 2 (1.01%) TypeScript
14 1 (0.51%) ES6
Qualifications
1 60 (30.30%) SC Cleared
1 60 (30.30%) Security Cleared
2 4 (2.02%) Degree
2 4 (2.02%) Microsoft Certification
3 3 (1.52%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (1.52%) MCSE
4 2 (1.01%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (0.51%) CISSP
5 1 (0.51%) CREST Certified
5 1 (0.51%) MCP
5 1 (0.51%) OSCE
5 1 (0.51%) OSCP
5 1 (0.51%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (7.07%) Accessibility
1 14 (7.07%) WCAG
2 5 (2.53%) QA
3 4 (2.02%) SLA
4 1 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 19 (9.60%) Active Directory
1 19 (9.60%) Docker
2 8 (4.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
4 6 (3.03%) NFS
5 4 (2.02%) Virtual Machines
6 3 (1.52%) BitLocker
6 3 (1.52%) iptables
6 3 (1.52%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 2 (1.01%) Samba
Systems Management
1 43 (21.72%) Ansible
2 36 (18.18%) Kubernetes
3 33 (16.67%) Terraform
4 12 (6.06%) Puppet
5 8 (4.04%) Jamf Pro
6 7 (3.54%) Dell DRAC
6 7 (3.54%) Grafana
7 5 (2.53%) Microsoft Intune
8 4 (2.02%) Active Directory Federation Services
8 4 (2.02%) Tivoli Identity Manager
9 3 (1.52%) Icinga
9 3 (1.52%) SCCM
9 3 (1.52%) Single Sign-On
9 3 (1.52%) Tivoli
9 3 (1.52%) ZABBIX
10 1 (0.51%) QRadar
Vendors
1 26 (13.13%) Oracle
2 16 (8.08%) Apple
2 16 (8.08%) VMware
3 15 (7.58%) AppDynamics
3 15 (7.58%) Splunk
4 9 (4.55%) CyberArk
5 8 (4.04%) Alteryx
6 7 (3.54%) HP
7 6 (3.03%) Cisco
8 5 (2.53%) F5
8 5 (2.53%) Microsoft
9 4 (2.02%) IBM
9 4 (2.02%) Okta
10 3 (1.52%) Dell KACE
11 2 (1.01%) CheckPoint
11 2 (1.01%) Google
11 2 (1.01%) NetApp
11 2 (1.01%) Red Hat
11 2 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
12 1 (0.51%) Sitecore