Period
to 16 May 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 16 May 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
16 May 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 576 503 773
Rank change year-on-year -73 +270 +24
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 84 138 81
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.15% 0.28% 0.089%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.30% 2.03% 0.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 59 118 56
10th Percentile £311 £400 £346
25th Percentile £388 £421 £395
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £475 £440
Median % change year-on-year -5.26% +8.08% +3.41%
75th Percentile £565 £569 £525
90th Percentile £590 £650 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £463 £425
% change year-on-year -13.51% +8.82% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 3
Median hourly rate £66.00 £18.00 £15.37
Median % change year-on-year +266.67% +17.11% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £66.00 - £15.37

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 6,460 6,801 11,438
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.37% 13.63% 12.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,167 4,153 7,206
10th Percentile £225 £178 £203
25th Percentile £350 £313 £325
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £450 £425 £425
Median % change year-on-year +5.88% - +2.04%
75th Percentile £538 £525 £538
90th Percentile £625 £615 £610
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £413
% change year-on-year - -3.03% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 290 391 528
10th Percentile £12.94 £13.38 £12.00
25th Percentile £15.50 £16.25 £14.39
Median hourly rate £26.50 £22.50 £18.73
Median % change year-on-year +17.78% +20.16% +0.13%
75th Percentile £50.00 £46.88 £43.94
90th Percentile £63.75 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.50 £19.50 £17.46
% change year-on-year +20.51% +11.68% -4.98%

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 16 May 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 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 16 May 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 -57 62 £475 -3.06% 105
London -55 42 £488 -11.36% 32
UK excluding London -6 30 £400 -13.51% 87
Work from Home -244 17 £438 -25.09% 32
Scotland -19 13 £375 -21.05% 11
North of England +23 8 £450 -10.00% 20
Yorkshire +31 4 £463 -9.76% 4
North West - 4 £400 - 10
East of England +3 3 £775 +72.22% 5
South East +22 2 £313 -36.22% 34
Midlands -4 2 - - 5
West Midlands -8 2 - - 2
South West +40 1 £525 +29.23% 9
Wales +11 1 £675 +68.75%

For the 6 months to 16 May 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 34 (40.48%) HTTP
2 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (29.76%) Finance
4 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 21 (25.00%) JIRA
5 20 (23.81%) Java
5 20 (23.81%) Linux
5 20 (23.81%) Continuous Delivery
6 19 (22.62%) SQL
6 19 (22.62%) Security Cleared
6 19 (22.62%) Confluence
7 18 (21.43%) DevOps
7 18 (21.43%) GitHub
8 17 (20.24%) SC Cleared
8 17 (20.24%) JSON
8 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
8 17 (20.24%) JUnit
8 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
9 16 (19.05%) SSL
9 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
10 15 (17.86%) Unix
10 15 (17.86%) Kotlin
11 14 (16.67%) Material Design
11 14 (16.67%) Retrofit
11 14 (16.67%) Dagger
11 14 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
11 14 (16.67%) RxJava
11 14 (16.67%) Android Development
11 14 (16.67%) Architectural Design
11 14 (16.67%) HTML

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 19 (22.62%) Confluence
2 6 (7.14%) Apache
2 6 (7.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 4 (4.76%) IIS
4 3 (3.57%) Anypoint
4 3 (3.57%) JBoss
4 3 (3.57%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.57%) Oracle Application Server
4 3 (3.57%) Red Hat Fuse
4 3 (3.57%) Tomcat
4 3 (3.57%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
5 2 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.19%) Apache Spark
6 1 (1.19%) Cloud Foundry
6 1 (1.19%) nginx
6 1 (1.19%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (1.19%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 2 (2.38%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 3 (3.57%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (2.38%) Maximo
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.19%) Oracle ERP
3 1 (1.19%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 18 (21.43%) GitHub
2 14 (16.67%) Azure
3 12 (14.29%) AWS
4 7 (8.33%) GCP
5 4 (4.76%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 4 (4.76%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 3 (3.57%) Apigee
6 3 (3.57%) PaaS
7 2 (2.38%) Akamai
7 2 (2.38%) IaaS
7 2 (2.38%) Microsoft 365
8 1 (1.19%) Amazon EKS
8 1 (1.19%) AWS CloudFormation
8 1 (1.19%) AWS CodeDeploy
8 1 (1.19%) Azure Active Directory
8 1 (1.19%) Azure ExpressRoute
8 1 (1.19%) Azure Service Bus
8 1 (1.19%) Serverless
8 1 (1.19%) Slack
8 1 (1.19%) SuccessFactors
Communications & Networking
1 34 (40.48%) HTTP
2 17 (20.24%) TCP/IP
3 16 (19.05%) SSL
4 12 (14.29%) DNS
5 10 (11.90%) Firewall
6 7 (8.33%) IPsec
7 5 (5.95%) FTP
7 5 (5.95%) Modbus
7 5 (5.95%) SNMP
7 5 (5.95%) VPN
8 4 (4.76%) Cisco Nexus
8 4 (4.76%) LAN
8 4 (4.76%) Network Security
8 4 (4.76%) WAN
9 3 (3.57%) 2G
9 3 (3.57%) Internet
9 3 (3.57%) NetScaler
9 3 (3.57%) VLAN
9 3 (3.57%) Wireless
10 2 (2.38%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (7.14%) NoSQL
2 4 (4.76%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.57%) DB2
4 2 (2.38%) RDBMS
4 2 (2.38%) Relational Database
5 1 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (1.19%) Data Mining
5 1 (1.19%) MS Access
5 1 (1.19%) MySQL
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 10g
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle Database 12c
5 1 (1.19%) Oracle ODI
5 1 (1.19%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (1.19%) SAP BW
5 1 (1.19%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 21 (25.00%) JIRA
2 17 (20.24%) JUnit
3 14 (16.67%) Mockito
4 6 (7.14%) SoapUI
5 5 (5.95%) Jenkins
6 4 (4.76%) Git (software)
6 4 (4.76%) Maven
7 3 (3.57%) Artifactory
7 3 (3.57%) Postman
7 3 (3.57%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (3.57%) TeamCity
8 2 (2.38%) Ant
8 2 (2.38%) Selenium
8 2 (2.38%) Subversion
9 1 (1.19%) Appium
9 1 (1.19%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.19%) Fiddler
9 1 (1.19%) GitLab
9 1 (1.19%) Mercurial
9 1 (1.19%) Zephyr
General
1 25 (29.76%) Finance
2 11 (13.10%) Banking
3 7 (8.33%) Social Skills
4 4 (4.76%) Documentation Skills
4 4 (4.76%) Retail Banking
5 3 (3.57%) Retail
6 2 (2.38%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (2.38%) Public Sector
7 1 (1.19%) Advertising
7 1 (1.19%) Electronics
7 1 (1.19%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.19%) Marketing
7 1 (1.19%) Presentation Skills
7 1 (1.19%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 33 (39.29%) Developer
2 11 (13.10%) Android Developer
2 11 (13.10%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 8 (9.52%) Security Engineer
4 7 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 6 (7.14%) SCCM Engineer
6 5 (5.95%) Architect
6 5 (5.95%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.76%) Consultant
7 4 (4.76%) Network Engineer
7 4 (4.76%) Technical Leader
8 3 (3.57%) Android Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Network Security Engineer
8 3 (3.57%) Senior Java Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Administrator
9 2 (2.38%) Lead Developer
9 2 (2.38%) Systems Engineer
9 2 (2.38%) Technical Architect
9 2 (2.38%) Technical Consultant
9 2 (2.38%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (20.24%) JSON
2 14 (16.67%) Dagger
2 14 (16.67%) HTML
2 14 (16.67%) Material Design
2 14 (16.67%) Retrofit
2 14 (16.67%) RxJava
3 12 (14.29%) REST
4 11 (13.10%) CSS
4 11 (13.10%) Web Services
4 11 (13.10%) XML
5 10 (11.90%) LDAP
6 9 (10.71%) SOAP
7 8 (9.52%) Spring
8 7 (8.33%) RESTful
9 6 (7.14%) Guice
9 6 (7.14%) Spring Security
10 5 (5.95%) JAAS
10 5 (5.95%) Middleware
10 5 (5.95%) OAuth
11 4 (4.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 14 (16.67%) Enterprise Software
2 10 (11.90%) Mobile App
3 4 (4.76%) Data Centre
4 3 (3.57%) Device Driver
5 2 (2.38%) DataPower
5 2 (2.38%) Internet of Things
5 2 (2.38%) Self-Motivation
6 1 (1.19%) Blog
6 1 (1.19%) Cloud Native
6 1 (1.19%) Cyber Defence
6 1 (1.19%) EFT
6 1 (1.19%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.19%) Media Streaming
6 1 (1.19%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.19%) User Experience
6 1 (1.19%) Video Conferencing
6 1 (1.19%) Video on Demand
6 1 (1.19%) Video\Live Streaming
6 1 (1.19%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 20 (23.81%) Linux
2 15 (17.86%) Unix
3 14 (16.67%) Android
4 10 (11.90%) Mac OS
5 3 (3.57%) Windows
6 2 (2.38%) CatOS
7 1 (1.19%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (36.90%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (23.81%) Continuous Delivery
3 18 (21.43%) DevOps
4 14 (16.67%) Agile Project Management
4 14 (16.67%) Android Development
4 14 (16.67%) Architectural Design
4 14 (16.67%) Data Protection
4 14 (16.67%) Pair Programming
4 14 (16.67%) Project Management
5 13 (15.48%) Refactoring
6 12 (14.29%) ITIL
6 12 (14.29%) Microservices
6 12 (14.29%) Software Distribution
7 11 (13.10%) Analytics
7 11 (13.10%) Front End Development
7 11 (13.10%) Progressive Enhancement
7 11 (13.10%) Software Engineering
7 11 (13.10%) Virtual Environments
8 10 (11.90%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (11.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 20 (23.81%) Java
2 19 (22.62%) SQL
3 17 (20.24%) JavaScript
4 15 (17.86%) Kotlin
5 11 (13.10%) Python
6 10 (11.90%) PowerShell
7 5 (5.95%) C++
7 5 (5.95%) VB
7 5 (5.95%) VBScript
8 3 (3.57%) Apex Code
8 3 (3.57%) C
8 3 (3.57%) Groovy
8 3 (3.57%) TypeScript
9 2 (2.38%) Go
9 2 (2.38%) PHP
9 2 (2.38%) Shell Script
10 1 (1.19%) PL/SQL
10 1 (1.19%) Ruby
10 1 (1.19%) XPath
10 1 (1.19%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 19 (22.62%) Security Cleared
2 17 (20.24%) SC Cleared
3 12 (14.29%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
4 8 (9.52%) Degree
5 4 (4.76%) Computer Science Degree
6 1 (1.19%) AWS Certification
6 1 (1.19%) CCSA
6 1 (1.19%) Check Point Certification
6 1 (1.19%) CISSP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.76%) QA
2 1 (1.19%) WCAG
System Software
1 16 (19.05%) Active Directory
2 8 (9.52%) Docker
2 8 (9.52%) Microsoft App-V
3 4 (4.76%) VMware NSX
4 3 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
5 2 (2.38%) Virtual Machines
6 1 (1.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 12 (14.29%) SCCM
2 10 (11.90%) Kubernetes
2 10 (11.90%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (4.76%) WSUS
4 3 (3.57%) Ansible
4 3 (3.57%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (3.57%) Puppet
5 2 (2.38%) HAProxy
5 2 (2.38%) Single Sign-On
5 2 (2.38%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.38%) Terraform
5 2 (2.38%) vCenter Server
5 2 (2.38%) vRealize
6 1 (1.19%) PowerCLI
6 1 (1.19%) Prometheus
6 1 (1.19%) Zipkin
Vendors
1 21 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 9 (10.71%) Oracle
3 7 (8.33%) Cisco
3 7 (8.33%) Palo Alto
4 6 (7.14%) IBM
5 5 (5.95%) Citrix
5 5 (5.95%) HP
5 5 (5.95%) VMware
6 4 (4.76%) Atlassian
6 4 (4.76%) F5
6 4 (4.76%) Salesforce.com
6 4 (4.76%) Splunk
7 3 (3.57%) CheckPoint
7 3 (3.57%) MuleSoft
7 3 (3.57%) Zscaler
8 2 (2.38%) 3PAR
8 2 (2.38%) SAP
8 2 (2.38%) Syclo
8 2 (2.38%) Symantec
9 1 (1.19%) Meraki