Period
to 26 September 2021

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 26 September 2021 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
26 Sep 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 699 422 697
Rank change year-on-year -277 +275 +77
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 106 87 149
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.30% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.18% 2.18% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 65 50 113
10th Percentile £350 £411 £375
25th Percentile £457 £450 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £540 £506 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.67% +6.58% +5.56%
75th Percentile £600 £587 £538
90th Percentile £665 £636 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £470 £469 £475
% change year-on-year +0.27% -1.32% +15.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £21.50 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 8,954 3,984 11,623
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.26% 13.52% 13.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,751 2,487 7,218
10th Percentile £225 £210 £200
25th Percentile £363 £325 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £475 £438 £425
Median % change year-on-year +8.57% +2.94% -
75th Percentile £575 £538 £525
90th Percentile £656 £625 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 398 187 603
10th Percentile £12.00 £13.25 £13.00
25th Percentile £14.31 £17.50 £16.25
Median hourly rate £22.00 £31.00 £25.12
Median % change year-on-year -29.03% +23.41% +32.21%
75th Percentile £47.87 £46.58 £46.00
90th Percentile £65.00 £54.25 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £27.50 £23.17
% change year-on-year -27.27% +18.71% +23.28%

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 26 September 2021.

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 12 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 26 September 2021. 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 -235 93 £533 +1.43% 67
London -198 58 £550 +4.76% 20
UK excluding London -143 29 £470 +0.27% 53
Work from Home -249 18 £545 -0.91% 38
North of England -63 11 £470 -10.48% 17
South East -80 8 £465 -5.20% 16
North West - 7 £435 - 9
East of England -55 5 £775 +158.33% 4
Yorkshire -42 4 £488 -7.14% 5
Scotland -89 3 £343 -27.89% 5
Midlands - 2 - - 6
West Midlands - 2 - - 3

For the 6 months to 26 September 2021, 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 63 (59.43%) HTTP
2 45 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (29.25%) SQL
3 31 (29.25%) DevOps
4 29 (27.36%) REST
5 27 (25.47%) Java
5 27 (25.47%) Firewall
6 24 (22.64%) AWS
7 23 (21.70%) Azure
8 19 (17.92%) SOAP
8 19 (17.92%) DNS
8 19 (17.92%) SSL
9 18 (16.98%) Linux
9 18 (16.98%) JavaScript
9 18 (16.98%) Software Engineering
9 18 (16.98%) JIRA
9 18 (16.98%) Splunk
10 17 (16.04%) GitHub
10 17 (16.04%) Microservices
10 17 (16.04%) Kubernetes
10 17 (16.04%) Data Protection
11 16 (15.09%) SNMP
11 16 (15.09%) Finance
11 16 (15.09%) Microsoft
11 16 (15.09%) Active Directory
11 16 (15.09%) Confluence
12 15 (14.15%) Network Management
12 15 (14.15%) Continuous Delivery
12 15 (14.15%) Kotlin
12 15 (14.15%) Cisco

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 16 (15.09%) Confluence
2 8 (7.55%) Apache Spark
3 6 (5.66%) nginx
4 3 (2.83%) Apache
4 3 (2.83%) WebSphere
5 2 (1.89%) Anypoint
5 2 (1.89%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (1.89%) SharePoint
6 1 (0.94%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (0.94%) IIS
6 1 (0.94%) JBoss
6 1 (0.94%) MS Exchange
6 1 (0.94%) Mule
6 1 (0.94%) Mule ESB
6 1 (0.94%) Oracle Application Server
6 1 (0.94%) Red Hat Fuse
6 1 (0.94%) Skype for Business
6 1 (0.94%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (5.66%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.94%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (2.83%) Sentinel
2 1 (0.94%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.94%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 24 (22.64%) AWS
2 23 (21.70%) Azure
3 17 (16.04%) GitHub
4 7 (6.60%) IaaS
4 7 (6.60%) PaaS
4 7 (6.60%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 7 (6.60%) Salesforce Service Cloud
5 5 (4.72%) Akamai
5 5 (4.72%) Azure App Service
5 5 (4.72%) Azure Key Vault
5 5 (4.72%) Azure Storage
5 5 (4.72%) Microsoft 365
6 4 (3.77%) Azure Sentinel
6 4 (3.77%) GCP
7 3 (2.83%) Force.com
8 2 (1.89%) Apigee
8 2 (1.89%) Serverless
9 1 (0.94%) Azure Active Directory
9 1 (0.94%) Azure ExpressRoute
9 1 (0.94%) Azure Logic Apps
Communications & Networking
1 63 (59.43%) HTTP
2 27 (25.47%) Firewall
3 19 (17.92%) DNS
3 19 (17.92%) SSL
4 16 (15.09%) SNMP
5 7 (6.60%) FTP
6 6 (5.66%) 2G
6 6 (5.66%) LAN
6 6 (5.66%) SSH
6 6 (5.66%) TCP/IP
6 6 (5.66%) WAN
7 5 (4.72%) DHCP
7 5 (4.72%) Network Security
8 4 (3.77%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (3.77%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (3.77%) IPsec
9 3 (2.83%) Internet
9 3 (2.83%) NetScaler
9 3 (2.83%) VLAN
9 3 (2.83%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (12.26%) NoSQL
2 8 (7.55%) MySQL
3 5 (4.72%) Apache Hive
3 5 (4.72%) Hadoop
3 5 (4.72%) HBase
3 5 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
3 5 (4.72%) SQL Server
3 5 (4.72%) Sqoop
4 3 (2.83%) DB2
5 1 (0.94%) Data Mining
5 1 (0.94%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (0.94%) Firebird
5 1 (0.94%) MS Access
5 1 (0.94%) RDBMS
5 1 (0.94%) Relational Database
5 1 (0.94%) SQLite
5 1 (0.94%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 18 (16.98%) JIRA
2 14 (13.21%) JUnit
3 13 (12.26%) Mockito
4 12 (11.32%) Git (software)
5 7 (6.60%) Jenkins
6 6 (5.66%) Maven
7 4 (3.77%) SonarQube
8 3 (2.83%) Postman
8 3 (2.83%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (2.83%) Subversion
9 2 (1.89%) Ant
9 2 (1.89%) Artifactory
9 2 (1.89%) fastlane
9 2 (1.89%) IBM UrbanCode
9 2 (1.89%) SoapUI
9 2 (1.89%) Xcode
10 1 (0.94%) Burp Suite
10 1 (0.94%) Gradle
10 1 (0.94%) REST Assured
10 1 (0.94%) Selenium
General
1 16 (15.09%) Finance
2 13 (12.26%) Social Skills
3 11 (10.38%) Banking
4 10 (9.43%) Retail
5 2 (1.89%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (1.89%) Documentation Skills
5 2 (1.89%) Marketing
6 1 (0.94%) Presentation Skills
6 1 (0.94%) Public Sector
6 1 (0.94%) Public Speaking
6 1 (0.94%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (30.19%) Developer
2 12 (11.32%) Network Engineer
3 11 (10.38%) Android Developer
4 10 (9.43%) Java Engineer
4 10 (9.43%) Java Software Engineer
4 10 (9.43%) Senior Java Engineer
4 10 (9.43%) Senior Java Software Engineer
4 10 (9.43%) Senior Software Engineer
4 10 (9.43%) Software Engineer
5 8 (7.55%) Architect
5 8 (7.55%) Azure Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) Azure DevOps Engineer
6 7 (6.60%) DevOps Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Azure DevOps
7 5 (4.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 5 (4.72%) Salesforce Architect
7 5 (4.72%) Security Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Splunk Engineer
7 5 (4.72%) Systems Engineer
8 4 (3.77%) Cisco Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (27.36%) REST
2 19 (17.92%) SOAP
3 14 (13.21%) HTML
3 14 (13.21%) Kafka
4 13 (12.26%) Dagger
4 13 (12.26%) Material Design
4 13 (12.26%) Retrofit
4 13 (12.26%) RxJava
4 13 (12.26%) Spring Boot
5 10 (9.43%) CSS
5 10 (9.43%) XML
6 8 (7.55%) Node.js
7 7 (6.60%) JSON
7 7 (6.60%) LDAP
7 7 (6.60%) React
7 7 (6.60%) Web Services
8 5 (4.72%) jQuery
8 5 (4.72%) Middleware
8 5 (4.72%) OAuth
8 5 (4.72%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.43%) Enterprise Software
2 9 (8.49%) Mobile App
3 7 (6.60%) Data Centre
3 7 (6.60%) Hybrid Cloud
4 6 (5.66%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (3.77%) EFT
6 3 (2.83%) Legacy Applications
6 3 (2.83%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.83%) Public Cloud
7 2 (1.89%) Blog
7 2 (1.89%) Data Protection Act
7 2 (1.89%) DataPower
7 2 (1.89%) Device Driver
7 2 (1.89%) iPad
7 2 (1.89%) iPhone
7 2 (1.89%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.89%) PKI
8 1 (0.94%) User Experience
8 1 (0.94%) Video Conferencing
8 1 (0.94%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 18 (16.98%) Linux
2 13 (12.26%) Android
3 12 (11.32%) Unix
4 7 (6.60%) Windows
5 5 (4.72%) Mac OS
6 3 (2.83%) Windows 10
7 2 (1.89%) Apple iOS
7 2 (1.89%) CatOS
7 2 (1.89%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.94%) AIX
8 1 (0.94%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Server
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (0.94%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 45 (42.45%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (29.25%) DevOps
3 18 (16.98%) Software Engineering
4 17 (16.04%) Data Protection
4 17 (16.04%) Microservices
5 15 (14.15%) Continuous Delivery
5 15 (14.15%) Network Management
5 15 (14.15%) Scrum
6 13 (12.26%) Agile Project Management
6 13 (12.26%) Android Development
6 13 (12.26%) Architectural Design
6 13 (12.26%) Pair Programming
6 13 (12.26%) Project Management
7 12 (11.32%) Refactoring
8 10 (9.43%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (9.43%) Technology Roadmap
9 9 (8.49%) SOA
10 8 (7.55%) Continuous Improvement
10 8 (7.55%) Full Stack Development
10 8 (7.55%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 31 (29.25%) SQL
2 27 (25.47%) Java
3 18 (16.98%) JavaScript
4 15 (14.15%) Kotlin
5 12 (11.32%) PowerShell
6 10 (9.43%) Python
7 8 (7.55%) C++
8 5 (4.72%) Apex Code
9 4 (3.77%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.77%) Ruby
10 3 (2.83%) Shell Script
10 3 (2.83%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.83%) VB
10 3 (2.83%) VBScript
11 2 (1.89%) C#
11 2 (1.89%) DataWeave
11 2 (1.89%) Java 8
11 2 (1.89%) PHP
11 2 (1.89%) Scala
12 1 (0.94%) Perl
Qualifications
1 7 (6.60%) Degree
2 5 (4.72%) ITIL Certification
2 5 (4.72%) Microsoft Certification
2 5 (4.72%) SC Cleared
2 5 (4.72%) Security Cleared
3 4 (3.77%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.89%) CCIE
4 2 (1.89%) CCNA
4 2 (1.89%) CCNP
5 1 (0.94%) CCSA
5 1 (0.94%) Check Point Certification
5 1 (0.94%) CISSP
5 1 (0.94%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (0.94%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.89%) GDPR
2 1 (0.94%) Accessibility
2 1 (0.94%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.94%) QA
2 1 (0.94%) RosettaNet
2 1 (0.94%) SLA
2 1 (0.94%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (15.09%) Active Directory
2 8 (7.55%) Docker
3 7 (6.60%) VMware NSX
4 5 (4.72%) HDFS
5 2 (1.89%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.94%) iptables
6 1 (0.94%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.94%) NFS
6 1 (0.94%) OpenDJ
6 1 (0.94%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 17 (16.04%) Kubernetes
2 13 (12.26%) Ansible
2 13 (12.26%) Puppet
3 12 (11.32%) Opscode Chef
4 6 (5.66%) SCCM
5 5 (4.72%) Ambari
5 5 (4.72%) Hadoop YARN
5 5 (4.72%) Oozie
5 5 (4.72%) vCenter Server
5 5 (4.72%) vRealize
6 4 (3.77%) Prometheus
7 3 (2.83%) OpenView Configuration Management
7 3 (2.83%) Single Sign-On
8 2 (1.89%) Grafana
8 2 (1.89%) Microsoft Intune
8 2 (1.89%) Rancher
8 2 (1.89%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (1.89%) WSUS
8 2 (1.89%) Zipkin
9 1 (0.94%) Terraform
Vendors
1 18 (16.98%) Splunk
2 16 (15.09%) Microsoft
3 15 (14.15%) Cisco
4 12 (11.32%) Zscaler
5 11 (10.38%) F5
6 10 (9.43%) Confluent
6 10 (9.43%) Salesforce.com
7 7 (6.60%) Neustar
7 7 (6.60%) Palo Alto
7 7 (6.60%) VMware
8 5 (4.72%) Citrix
8 5 (4.72%) Cloudera
8 5 (4.72%) Hortonworks
8 5 (4.72%) IBM
9 3 (2.83%) CheckPoint
9 3 (2.83%) Oracle
9 3 (2.83%) Symantec
10 2 (1.89%) Dynatrace
10 2 (1.89%) MuleSoft
10 2 (1.89%) Salesforce Marketing Cloud