Period
to 21 August 2018

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 21 August 2018 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
21 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 773 703 739
Rank change year-on-year -70 +36 +50
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 127 157 177
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.16% 0.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.93% 1.21% 1.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 104 106
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -
10th Percentile £314 £368 £290
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £440 £400
% change year-on-year -9.09% +10.00% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 3
UK median hourly rate - £22.50 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.06% -2.92%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

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 13,697 12,991 16,798
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.41% 13.55% 15.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,386 7,799 10,194
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £576 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 763 736 811
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.83 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.56% -28.00% +21.95%

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 21 August 2018.

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
Top 14 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 21 August 2018. 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 -13 120 £425 -15.00% 33
London -44 65 £475 -5.00% 13
UK excluding London -30 62 £400 -9.09% 22
North of England 0 17 £363 -13.69% 9
South East -30 14 £450 -10.00% 3
Midlands -11 12 £400 - 2
North East +8 9 £350 -10.26%
East Midlands 0 9 £400 -3.03%
East of England -1 7 £400 -23.81% 5
Scotland -54 7 £431 +1.47%
South West -7 5 £200 -52.10% 1
Yorkshire -11 4 £413 -8.33% 4
North West - 4 £375 - 5
West Midlands -31 3 £300 -22.58% 2

For the 6 months to 21 August 2018, 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 70 (55.12%) HTTP
2 57 (44.88%) SSL
3 45 (35.43%) Firewall
4 38 (29.92%) DNS
5 37 (29.13%) Linux
6 35 (27.56%) Windows
6 35 (27.56%) Microsoft
7 32 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
7 32 (25.20%) TCP/IP
8 29 (22.83%) FTP
9 28 (22.05%) C#
9 28 (22.05%) SQL
9 28 (22.05%) .NET
10 27 (21.26%) VPN
11 26 (20.47%) Configuration Management
11 26 (20.47%) JavaScript
11 26 (20.47%) Git (software)
12 25 (19.69%) WAN
13 24 (18.90%) Jenkins
14 23 (18.11%) HTML
14 23 (18.11%) Java
15 22 (17.32%) LAN
16 21 (16.54%) OO
16 21 (16.54%) REST
17 20 (15.75%) JSON
17 20 (15.75%) Cisco
18 19 (14.96%) Cisco Certification
18 19 (14.96%) Finance
18 19 (14.96%) Continuous Integration
18 19 (14.96%) Security Cleared

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 9 (7.09%) OpenStack
2 8 (6.30%) Apache
2 8 (6.30%) SharePoint
2 8 (6.30%) WebLogic
3 7 (5.51%) WebSphere
4 6 (4.72%) Elasticsearch
4 6 (4.72%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 6 (4.72%) Skype for Business
5 5 (3.94%) Apache Spark
5 5 (3.94%) nginx
6 4 (3.15%) IIS
6 4 (3.15%) Tomcat
7 3 (2.36%) CMS
8 2 (1.57%) Confluence
8 2 (1.57%) Oracle Service Bus
8 2 (1.57%) Umbraco
9 1 (0.79%) Drupal
9 1 (0.79%) MQSeries
9 1 (0.79%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.79%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.79%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.79%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.79%) Maya
2 1 (0.79%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.79%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.36%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.79%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.79%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 17 (13.39%) Amazon AWS
1 17 (13.39%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (11.02%) GitHub
3 6 (4.72%) BrowserStack
3 6 (4.72%) Sauce Labs
4 5 (3.94%) Cloud Computing
5 4 (3.15%) Force.com
5 4 (3.15%) Google Cloud Platform
5 4 (3.15%) IaaS
5 4 (3.15%) Office 365
5 4 (3.15%) PaaS
6 3 (2.36%) Dropbox
6 3 (2.36%) G Suite
6 3 (2.36%) OneDrive
6 3 (2.36%) SaaS
6 3 (2.36%) Stackdriver
7 2 (1.57%) Akamai
7 2 (1.57%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
7 2 (1.57%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 70 (55.12%) HTTP
2 57 (44.88%) SSL
3 45 (35.43%) Firewall
4 38 (29.92%) DNS
5 32 (25.20%) TCP/IP
6 29 (22.83%) FTP
7 27 (21.26%) VPN
8 25 (19.69%) WAN
9 22 (17.32%) LAN
10 17 (13.39%) DHCP
11 16 (12.60%) IPsec
11 16 (12.60%) MPLS
12 15 (11.81%) SMTP
12 15 (11.81%) SSH
13 12 (9.45%) Internet
13 12 (9.45%) OSPF
13 12 (9.45%) SNMP
13 12 (9.45%) Wireshark
14 11 (8.66%) Wireless
15 10 (7.87%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (11.02%) MongoDB
2 10 (7.87%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.09%) MySQL
4 8 (6.30%) Big Data
4 8 (6.30%) Power BI
5 6 (4.72%) PostgreSQL
6 5 (3.94%) Apache Hive
6 5 (3.94%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.94%) HBase
6 5 (3.94%) Pentaho
6 5 (3.94%) QlikView
6 5 (3.94%) Sqoop
7 4 (3.15%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database
7 4 (3.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.36%) Oracle Database 12c
8 3 (2.36%) Redis
8 3 (2.36%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.57%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.57%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 26 (20.47%) Git (software)
2 24 (18.90%) Jenkins
3 8 (6.30%) Bitbucket
3 8 (6.30%) JIRA
3 8 (6.30%) Selenium
4 6 (4.72%) Cucumber
4 6 (4.72%) Gerrit
4 6 (4.72%) Hudson
4 6 (4.72%) JBehave
4 6 (4.72%) JMeter
4 6 (4.72%) LoadRunner
4 6 (4.72%) WebDriver
5 5 (3.94%) Artifactory
5 5 (3.94%) TeamCity
6 4 (3.15%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (3.15%) Subversion
7 3 (2.36%) JUnit
8 2 (1.57%) GoCD
8 2 (1.57%) Team Foundation Server
8 2 (1.57%) Travis CI
General
1 19 (14.96%) Finance
2 10 (7.87%) Telecoms
3 7 (5.51%) Games
4 6 (4.72%) Banking
4 6 (4.72%) Legal
5 5 (3.94%) Back Office
6 3 (2.36%) Retail
7 1 (0.79%) Electronics
7 1 (0.79%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.79%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 33 (25.98%) Developer
2 18 (14.17%) Network Engineer
3 14 (11.02%) DevOps Engineer
4 8 (6.30%) Consultant
4 8 (6.30%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (4.72%) .NET Developer
5 6 (4.72%) Analyst
5 6 (4.72%) C# Developer
6 5 (3.94%) Automation Engineer
6 5 (3.94%) Integration Developer
6 5 (3.94%) Security Engineer
6 5 (3.94%) Software Developer
6 5 (3.94%) Support Analyst
7 4 (3.15%) Azure DevOps
7 4 (3.15%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) Azure Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (3.15%) Hadoop Engineer
7 4 (3.15%) Senior DevOps
7 4 (3.15%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (22.05%) .NET
2 23 (18.11%) HTML
3 21 (16.54%) REST
4 20 (15.75%) JSON
5 17 (13.39%) jQuery
5 17 (13.39%) XML
6 14 (11.02%) AngularJS
6 14 (11.02%) CSS
7 13 (10.24%) SOAP
8 11 (8.66%) Ajax
8 11 (8.66%) Node.js
9 10 (7.87%) .NET Framework
9 10 (7.87%) ASP.NET
9 10 (7.87%) Middleware
9 10 (7.87%) OAuth
9 10 (7.87%) SAML
9 10 (7.87%) Web Services
10 8 (6.30%) Apache Flex
10 8 (6.30%) ASP.NET MVC
10 8 (6.30%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (11.02%) Data Centre
2 13 (10.24%) Algorithms
2 13 (10.24%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.30%) Replication
4 6 (4.72%) Animation
4 6 (4.72%) Computer Science
4 6 (4.72%) Data Structures
5 5 (3.94%) Mobile App
5 5 (3.94%) PKI
5 5 (3.94%) Video on Demand
6 4 (3.15%) Enterprise Software
6 4 (3.15%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.36%) DataPower
7 3 (2.36%) User Experience
8 2 (1.57%) Life Science
8 2 (1.57%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (0.79%) Client/Server
9 1 (0.79%) Graphic Design
9 1 (0.79%) Smartphone
9 1 (0.79%) SWIFT
Operating Systems
1 37 (29.13%) Linux
2 35 (27.56%) Windows
3 18 (14.17%) Unix
4 15 (11.81%) Windows Server
5 7 (5.51%) CentOS
6 6 (4.72%) Apple iOS
6 6 (4.72%) MVS
6 6 (4.72%) VME
7 5 (3.94%) AIX
7 5 (3.94%) Android
8 4 (3.15%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.36%) zOS
10 2 (1.57%) Mac OS
10 2 (1.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 2 (1.57%) Windows 10
10 2 (1.57%) Windows Server 2012
11 1 (0.79%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
11 1 (0.79%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (25.20%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (20.47%) Configuration Management
3 21 (16.54%) OO
4 19 (14.96%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (14.96%) DevOps
5 17 (13.39%) Problem-Solving
6 15 (11.81%) TDD
7 14 (11.02%) Test Automation
8 13 (10.24%) BDD
8 13 (10.24%) Load Balancing
9 12 (9.45%) Open Source
10 11 (8.66%) Deployment Automation
10 11 (8.66%) Information Security
10 11 (8.66%) Software Engineering
11 10 (7.87%) Network Architecture
11 10 (7.87%) Scrum
12 8 (6.30%) Black-Box Testing
12 8 (6.30%) MVC
12 8 (6.30%) Network Management
12 8 (6.30%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 28 (22.05%) C#
1 28 (22.05%) SQL
2 26 (20.47%) JavaScript
3 23 (18.11%) Java
4 15 (11.81%) PHP
5 14 (11.02%) Python
6 12 (9.45%) Perl
7 9 (7.09%) PowerShell
8 7 (5.51%) Bash Shell
8 7 (5.51%) Shell Script
9 5 (3.94%) C++
10 4 (3.15%) ActionScript
10 4 (3.15%) ActionScript 2.0
10 4 (3.15%) Ruby
10 4 (3.15%) TypeScript
11 3 (2.36%) JCL
12 2 (1.57%) Apex Code
12 2 (1.57%) Apple Swift
12 2 (1.57%) Groovy
12 2 (1.57%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 19 (14.96%) Cisco Certification
1 19 (14.96%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.66%) CCNP
3 10 (7.87%) CCNA
3 10 (7.87%) DV Cleared
3 10 (7.87%) SC Cleared
4 6 (4.72%) Degree
5 5 (3.94%) Computer Science Degree
6 3 (2.36%) CCDA
6 3 (2.36%) CCVP
6 3 (2.36%) CISSP
7 2 (1.57%) CCSA
7 2 (1.57%) CCSE
7 2 (1.57%) CEH
7 2 (1.57%) GCIA
7 2 (1.57%) GCIH
7 2 (1.57%) GIAC
7 2 (1.57%) GSEC
7 2 (1.57%) JNCIA
7 2 (1.57%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (7.87%) QA
2 7 (5.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 5 (3.94%) GDPR
4 4 (3.15%) Data Quality
5 2 (1.57%) PCI DSS
5 2 (1.57%) SLA
6 1 (0.79%) FATCA
6 1 (0.79%) HL7
6 1 (0.79%) ISO 20022
6 1 (0.79%) PSD2
6 1 (0.79%) SEPA
6 1 (0.79%) TARGET2
6 1 (0.79%) WCAG
System Software
1 14 (11.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 10 (7.87%) Active Directory
3 8 (6.30%) VMware NSX
4 6 (4.72%) Docker
5 5 (3.94%) HDFS
5 5 (3.94%) KVM
5 5 (3.94%) Xen
6 4 (3.15%) vSphere
7 2 (1.57%) Sendmail
7 2 (1.57%) Tivoli Directory Server
8 1 (0.79%) LXC
8 1 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.79%) NFS
8 1 (0.79%) Samba
8 1 (0.79%) vCloud
8 1 (0.79%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 18 (14.17%) Puppet
2 14 (11.02%) Ansible
3 12 (9.45%) Opscode Chef
4 8 (6.30%) Kibana
5 7 (5.51%) logstash
5 7 (5.51%) Single Sign-On
5 7 (5.51%) vCenter Server
6 5 (3.94%) Ambari
6 5 (3.94%) Hadoop YARN
6 5 (3.94%) Kubernetes
6 5 (3.94%) Oozie
6 5 (3.94%) Terraform
7 4 (3.15%) Grafana
7 4 (3.15%) Nagios
8 3 (2.36%) CA Single Sign-On
8 3 (2.36%) CASB
8 3 (2.36%) HAProxy
8 3 (2.36%) Prometheus
8 3 (2.36%) Tivoli
8 3 (2.36%) Uchiwa
Vendors
1 35 (27.56%) Microsoft
2 20 (15.75%) Cisco
3 18 (14.17%) VMware
4 14 (11.02%) Oracle
5 13 (10.24%) CheckPoint
6 12 (9.45%) IBM
7 10 (7.87%) SolarWinds
7 10 (7.87%) Splunk
8 9 (7.09%) Axway
9 8 (6.30%) F5
9 8 (6.30%) HP
10 7 (5.51%) Google
10 7 (5.51%) Juniper
10 7 (5.51%) Red Hat
11 6 (4.72%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 6 (4.72%) Fujitsu
11 6 (4.72%) Perfecto Mobile
12 5 (3.94%) Aruba
12 5 (3.94%) CyberArk
12 5 (3.94%) Tableau