Period
to 26 May 2020

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 May 2020 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 May 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 491 755 798
Rank change year-on-year +264 +43 -105
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 136 87 107
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.29% 0.096% 0.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.12% 0.76% 0.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 64 78
Median daily rate £475 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% -5.56%
10th Percentile £400 £346 £313
90th Percentile £637 £575 £568
UK excluding London median daily rate £465 £438 £400
% change year-on-year +6.27% +9.38% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 0
Median hourly rate £18.00 £15.37 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +17.11% - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £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 6,416 11,426 13,580
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.52% 12.58% 13.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,712 7,070 8,396
Median daily rate £425 £430 £424
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.16% +1.42% +3.15%
10th Percentile £180 £205 £204
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £413 £390
% change year-on-year -3.03% +5.77% +0.65%
Number of hourly rates quoted 385 539 749
Median hourly rate £30.05 £20.00 £19.49
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.25% +2.64% -7.21%
10th Percentile £13.73 £12.00 £11.80
90th Percentile £53.00 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £19.24
% change year-on-year +14.29% -9.06% -3.30%

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 May 2020.

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 26 May 2020. 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 +249 123 £490 +8.89% 68
UK excluding London +180 70 £465 +6.27% 50
London +214 67 £538 +19.56% 28
East of England +76 28 £450 - 6
Scotland +45 14 £485 +14.12% 7
North of England +92 13 £490 +15.63% 14
South East +108 9 £490 +19.51% 9
North East +36 7 £490 +6.52% 2
Midlands +86 6 £400 - 9
Yorkshire +76 6 £513 -12.77% 2
West Midlands +65 6 £400 - 4
Work from Home +11 6 £568 +74.77% 9
Wales +34 3 £400 -27.27% 2
South West +41 1 £263 -40.00% 2

For the 6 months to 26 May 2020, 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 61 (44.85%) HTTP
2 55 (40.44%) Linux
3 54 (39.71%) SSL
4 53 (38.97%) Python
5 52 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
6 48 (35.29%) Java
7 45 (33.09%) SQL
8 42 (30.88%) TCP/IP
9 41 (30.15%) Azure
10 36 (26.47%) Kubernetes
10 36 (26.47%) Spring
11 35 (25.74%) Test Automation
11 35 (25.74%) DHCP
11 35 (25.74%) C
11 35 (25.74%) GCP
11 35 (25.74%) AWS
12 34 (25.00%) NoSQL
13 33 (24.26%) Analytical Skills
13 33 (24.26%) IPv4
13 33 (24.26%) IPv6
14 32 (23.53%) SDLC
14 32 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
15 31 (22.79%) Docker
15 31 (22.79%) Continuous Integration
15 31 (22.79%) Wireshark
16 30 (22.06%) Finance
17 28 (20.59%) Device Driver
17 28 (20.59%) Firewall
17 28 (20.59%) POSIX
18 27 (19.85%) JAAS

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 27 (19.85%) Apache Spark
2 12 (8.82%) Confluence
3 3 (2.21%) Apache
4 2 (1.47%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.74%) Exchange Server 2013
5 1 (0.74%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (0.74%) MQSeries
5 1 (0.74%) MS Exchange
5 1 (0.74%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.74%) WebSphere
Applications
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.74%) Microsoft Project
1 1 (0.74%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.94%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (0.74%) Maximo
2 1 (0.74%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 41 (30.15%) Azure
2 35 (25.74%) AWS
2 35 (25.74%) GCP
3 9 (6.62%) PaaS
4 6 (4.41%) IaaS
5 5 (3.68%) GitHub
6 3 (2.21%) Azure Active Directory
6 3 (2.21%) Cloud Computing
6 3 (2.21%) SaaS
6 3 (2.21%) Serverless
7 2 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
7 2 (1.47%) Amazon S3
7 2 (1.47%) AWS CloudFormation
7 2 (1.47%) AWS Lambda
7 2 (1.47%) TestFlight
7 2 (1.47%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 1 (0.74%) Akamai
8 1 (0.74%) BrowserStack
8 1 (0.74%) Office 365
8 1 (0.74%) Sauce Labs
Communications & Networking
1 61 (44.85%) HTTP
2 54 (39.71%) SSL
3 42 (30.88%) TCP/IP
4 35 (25.74%) DHCP
5 33 (24.26%) IPv4
5 33 (24.26%) IPv6
6 31 (22.79%) Wireshark
7 28 (20.59%) Firewall
8 26 (19.12%) Wi-Fi
9 14 (10.29%) Internet
10 12 (8.82%) Ethernet
11 9 (6.62%) BGP
11 9 (6.62%) FTP
11 9 (6.62%) IPsec
11 9 (6.62%) Wireless
12 8 (5.88%) EIGRP
12 8 (5.88%) MPLS
12 8 (5.88%) OSPF
12 8 (5.88%) SNMP
12 8 (5.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 34 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 15 (11.03%) SQL Server
3 7 (5.15%) MySQL
4 5 (3.68%) SAP HANA
5 4 (2.94%) Apache Hive
5 4 (2.94%) Hadoop
5 4 (2.94%) HBase
5 4 (2.94%) PostgreSQL
5 4 (2.94%) Sqoop
6 3 (2.21%) Big Data
7 2 (1.47%) Amazon RDS
7 2 (1.47%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.47%) Relational Database
7 2 (1.47%) SQL Server 2014
8 1 (0.74%) DB2
8 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 14 (10.29%) JIRA
1 14 (10.29%) MSI
2 11 (8.09%) Jenkins
3 6 (4.41%) Git (software)
4 5 (3.68%) fastlane
4 5 (3.68%) Xcode
5 4 (2.94%) JUnit
5 4 (2.94%) Mockito
5 4 (2.94%) Selenium
6 3 (2.21%) TeamCity
6 3 (2.21%) WebDriver
7 2 (1.47%) CircleCI
7 2 (1.47%) CocoaPods
7 2 (1.47%) Eclipse
7 2 (1.47%) GitLab
7 2 (1.47%) JIRA Agile
7 2 (1.47%) Sonatype Nexus
8 1 (0.74%) Ant
8 1 (0.74%) Team Foundation Server
8 1 (0.74%) Visual Studio
General
1 30 (22.06%) Finance
2 10 (7.35%) Banking
3 5 (3.68%) Financial Institution
4 4 (2.94%) Public Sector
5 3 (2.21%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.21%) Marketing
5 3 (2.21%) Pharmaceutical
6 2 (1.47%) Retail Banking
7 1 (0.74%) French Language
7 1 (0.74%) German Language
7 1 (0.74%) Investment Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Legal
7 1 (0.74%) Retail
7 1 (0.74%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 79 (58.09%) Developer
2 33 (24.26%) Java Developer
3 26 (19.12%) C Developer
4 23 (16.91%) Linux Developer
5 10 (7.35%) Senior Developer
6 8 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
6 8 (5.88%) Network Engineer
7 7 (5.15%) Architect
7 7 (5.15%) Python Developer
7 7 (5.15%) Senior C Developer
8 6 (4.41%) Senior Network Engineer
9 5 (3.68%) Embedded C Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Embedded Developer
9 5 (3.68%) Python Engineer
10 4 (2.94%) Android Developer
10 4 (2.94%) iOS Developer
10 4 (2.94%) Tester
11 3 (2.21%) C Programmer
11 3 (2.21%) Programmer
11 3 (2.21%) Server Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (26.47%) Spring
2 28 (20.59%) POSIX
3 27 (19.85%) JAAS
3 27 (19.85%) Kafka
3 27 (19.85%) Spring Security
3 27 (19.85%) Yocto
4 25 (18.38%) REST
5 23 (16.91%) Guice
6 22 (16.18%) RESTful
7 14 (10.29%) HTML
8 12 (8.82%) CSS
8 12 (8.82%) JSON
9 7 (5.15%) 802.1X
10 6 (4.41%) .NET
10 6 (4.41%) Flask
10 6 (4.41%) LDAP
10 6 (4.41%) SAML
10 6 (4.41%) SciPy
10 6 (4.41%) SOAP
11 5 (3.68%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 33 (24.26%) Analytical Skills
2 28 (20.59%) Device Driver
3 12 (8.82%) Data Centre
4 10 (7.35%) Virtual Team
5 9 (6.62%) User Experience
6 6 (4.41%) IPTV
7 5 (3.68%) Self-Motivation
8 4 (2.94%) iPad
9 2 (1.47%) Clustering
9 2 (1.47%) Enterprise Software
9 2 (1.47%) iPhone
9 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
9 2 (1.47%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.47%) PKI
10 1 (0.74%) Driving Licence
10 1 (0.74%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 1 (0.74%) Replication
10 1 (0.74%) STB
Operating Systems
1 55 (40.44%) Linux
2 20 (14.71%) Windows
2 20 (14.71%) Windows Server
3 16 (11.76%) Windows Server 2012
4 14 (10.29%) Windows 10
4 14 (10.29%) Windows 7
4 14 (10.29%) Windows Server 2003
4 14 (10.29%) Windows Server 2008
4 14 (10.29%) Windows XP
5 6 (4.41%) Apple iOS
5 6 (4.41%) Unix
6 5 (3.68%) Android
7 2 (1.47%) Amazon Linux
7 2 (1.47%) Mac OS X
8 1 (0.74%) Mac OS
8 1 (0.74%) Solaris
8 1 (0.74%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (38.24%) Agile Software Development
2 35 (25.74%) Test Automation
3 32 (23.53%) Problem-Solving
3 32 (23.53%) SDLC
4 31 (22.79%) Continuous Integration
5 27 (19.85%) Microservices
6 26 (19.12%) Software Engineering
7 25 (18.38%) AOP
7 25 (18.38%) Dependency Injection
8 20 (14.71%) Configuration Management
9 19 (13.97%) Continuous Delivery
10 15 (11.03%) DevOps
11 14 (10.29%) Computer Science
11 14 (10.29%) Mathematics
11 14 (10.29%) Patch Management
11 14 (10.29%) Prototyping
11 14 (10.29%) Virtual Infrastructure
12 13 (9.56%) Network Management
12 13 (9.56%) Software Distribution
13 11 (8.09%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 53 (38.97%) Python
2 48 (35.29%) Java
3 45 (33.09%) SQL
4 35 (25.74%) C
5 25 (18.38%) Kotlin
6 22 (16.18%) Java 8
6 22 (16.18%) Scala
7 16 (11.76%) PowerShell
8 15 (11.03%) JavaScript
9 14 (10.29%) REXX
9 14 (10.29%) Tcl
9 14 (10.29%) VB
10 8 (5.88%) Embedded C
11 6 (4.41%) Bash Shell
12 5 (3.68%) Apple Swift
13 4 (2.94%) Ruby
14 3 (2.21%) Objective-C
15 2 (1.47%) Perl
15 2 (1.47%) PHP
15 2 (1.47%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 12 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 11 (8.09%) SC Cleared
3 10 (7.35%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (6.62%) CCNP
5 7 (5.15%) CCIE
6 3 (2.21%) AWS Certification
6 3 (2.21%) CCIE Routing and Switching
7 2 (1.47%) Degree
8 1 (0.74%) BPSS Clearance
8 1 (0.74%) CCDA
8 1 (0.74%) CISM
8 1 (0.74%) CISSP
8 1 (0.74%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (3.68%) QA
2 1 (0.74%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.74%) HL7
2 1 (0.74%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 31 (22.79%) Docker
2 23 (16.91%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.41%) Virtual Machines
4 4 (2.94%) HDFS
5 1 (0.74%) Samba
5 1 (0.74%) UAG
5 1 (0.74%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.74%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.74%) VMware NSX
5 1 (0.74%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 36 (26.47%) Kubernetes
2 21 (15.44%) Prometheus
2 21 (15.44%) Zipkin
3 5 (3.68%) Single Sign-On
3 5 (3.68%) Terraform
4 4 (2.94%) Ambari
4 4 (2.94%) Cisco Prime
4 4 (2.94%) Hadoop YARN
4 4 (2.94%) HP ALM
4 4 (2.94%) HP Quality Center
4 4 (2.94%) Oozie
5 2 (1.47%) Puppet
5 2 (1.47%) vCenter Server
6 1 (0.74%) Ansible
6 1 (0.74%) FortiGate
6 1 (0.74%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (0.74%) Rancher
6 1 (0.74%) Symantec Enterprise Vault
6 1 (0.74%) TrustSec
6 1 (0.74%) vRealize
Vendors
1 17 (12.50%) Cisco
2 8 (5.88%) Google
3 7 (5.15%) F5
4 6 (4.41%) HP
4 6 (4.41%) Microsoft
4 6 (4.41%) Palo Alto
4 6 (4.41%) SAP
5 4 (2.94%) Apple
5 4 (2.94%) Cloudera
5 4 (2.94%) Hortonworks
5 4 (2.94%) VMware
6 3 (2.21%) CyberArk
7 2 (1.47%) CheckPoint
7 2 (1.47%) Forcepoint
7 2 (1.47%) Xamarin
8 1 (0.74%) Clearswift
8 1 (0.74%) Juniper
8 1 (0.74%) Red Hat
8 1 (0.74%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (0.74%) webMethods