Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 772 687 730
Rank change year-on-year -85 +43 +2
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 111 154 164
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.17% 0.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.83% 1.21% 1.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 82 103 99
UK median daily rate £425 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% +12.50% -2.44%
10th Percentile £313 £353 £269
90th Percentile £564 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £425 £393
% change year-on-year -5.88% +8.28% -1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
UK median hourly rate - £22.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.67% +26.30%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £43.00

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 13,328 12,708 16,275
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.87% 15.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,195 7,701 9,770
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £206 £218
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 748 755
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% -23.46% +20.93%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.25 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.05
% change year-on-year - -29.76% +20.22%

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 24 June 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 24 June 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 -71 105 £425 -5.56% 31
UK excluding London -57 55 £400 -5.88% 21
London -64 55 £450 -10.00% 10
Midlands -10 15 £450 +16.13% 2
North of England -27 11 £350 -12.50% 4
South East -39 11 £425 -5.56% 5
East Midlands - 8 £425 -
North East +7 7 £350 -10.26%
East of England +5 7 £400 -17.95% 6
West Midlands -18 7 £450 +16.13% 2
South West +11 6 £210 - 4
Scotland -60 5 £375 -13.29%
North West -29 3 £425 +6.25% 4
Yorkshire -22 1 £375 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 59 (53.15%) HTTP
2 46 (41.44%) SSL
3 35 (31.53%) Firewall
4 33 (29.73%) Linux
5 30 (27.03%) Windows
5 30 (27.03%) SQL
5 30 (27.03%) Microsoft
6 28 (25.23%) DNS
6 28 (25.23%) TCP/IP
7 27 (24.32%) FTP
8 23 (20.72%) .NET
8 23 (20.72%) REST
9 22 (19.82%) XML
10 21 (18.92%) WAN
10 21 (18.92%) VPN
10 21 (18.92%) Finance
11 20 (18.02%) Unix
11 20 (18.02%) C#
12 19 (17.12%) Java
12 19 (17.12%) Cisco Certification
12 19 (17.12%) IPsec
13 18 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
13 18 (16.22%) Cisco
13 18 (16.22%) Configuration Management
13 18 (16.22%) HTML
14 17 (15.32%) JavaScript
14 17 (15.32%) SOAP
14 17 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
15 16 (14.41%) Oracle
15 16 (14.41%) JSON

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 8 (7.21%) Oracle SOA Suite
1 8 (7.21%) SharePoint
1 8 (7.21%) Tomcat
1 8 (7.21%) WebLogic
2 7 (6.31%) Apache
2 7 (6.31%) WebSphere
3 5 (4.50%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.60%) nginx
4 4 (3.60%) Oracle Service Bus
5 3 (2.70%) CMS
5 3 (2.70%) Elasticsearch
5 3 (2.70%) IIS
5 3 (2.70%) Skype for Business
6 2 (1.80%) Anypoint
6 2 (1.80%) Confluence
6 2 (1.80%) MQSeries
6 2 (1.80%) Mule
6 2 (1.80%) Mule ESB
6 2 (1.80%) Umbraco
7 1 (0.90%) Drupal
Applications
1 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.80%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.90%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.90%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.90%) Maya
2 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.90%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.90%) Oracle Cash Management
2 1 (0.90%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 9 (8.11%) Amazon AWS
1 9 (8.11%) GitHub
1 9 (8.11%) Microsoft Azure
2 4 (3.60%) BrowserStack
2 4 (3.60%) Google Cloud Platform
2 4 (3.60%) Office 365
2 4 (3.60%) Sauce Labs
3 3 (2.70%) Dropbox
3 3 (2.70%) G Suite
3 3 (2.70%) OneDrive
3 3 (2.70%) SaaS
3 3 (2.70%) Stackdriver
4 2 (1.80%) Akamai
4 2 (1.80%) Force.com
4 2 (1.80%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
4 2 (1.80%) Salesforce Service Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 59 (53.15%) HTTP
2 46 (41.44%) SSL
3 35 (31.53%) Firewall
4 28 (25.23%) DNS
4 28 (25.23%) TCP/IP
5 27 (24.32%) FTP
6 21 (18.92%) VPN
6 21 (18.92%) WAN
7 19 (17.12%) IPsec
8 15 (13.51%) LAN
9 14 (12.61%) MPLS
10 13 (11.71%) DHCP
10 13 (11.71%) SSH
11 12 (10.81%) SMTP
12 11 (9.91%) SNMP
13 10 (9.01%) Internet
13 10 (9.01%) Wireshark
14 9 (8.11%) BGP
14 9 (8.11%) OSPF
15 7 (6.31%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (11.71%) SQL Server
2 9 (8.11%) MongoDB
2 9 (8.11%) MySQL
3 8 (7.21%) Power BI
4 4 (3.60%) Big Data
4 4 (3.60%) Oracle Database
4 4 (3.60%) PostgreSQL
4 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 3 (2.70%) Oracle Database 12c
5 3 (2.70%) Relational Database
6 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database 11g
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (1.80%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 1 (0.90%) Apache Cassandra
Development Applications
1 15 (13.51%) Jenkins
2 14 (12.61%) Git (software)
3 9 (8.11%) JIRA
4 7 (6.31%) Maven
5 5 (4.50%) JMeter
6 4 (3.60%) Ant
6 4 (3.60%) Bitbucket
6 4 (3.60%) Cucumber
6 4 (3.60%) Gerrit
6 4 (3.60%) Hudson
6 4 (3.60%) JBehave
6 4 (3.60%) LoadRunner
6 4 (3.60%) Selenium
6 4 (3.60%) Sonatype Nexus
6 4 (3.60%) Subversion
6 4 (3.60%) WebDriver
7 3 (2.70%) Artifactory
7 3 (2.70%) FitNesse
7 3 (2.70%) SoapUI
8 2 (1.80%) TeamCity
General
1 21 (18.92%) Finance
2 8 (7.21%) Telecoms
3 6 (5.41%) Games
4 5 (4.50%) Back Office
5 3 (2.70%) Banking
6 2 (1.80%) Retail
7 1 (0.90%) Electronics
7 1 (0.90%) Legal
7 1 (0.90%) Manufacturing
7 1 (0.90%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 28 (25.23%) Developer
2 17 (15.32%) Network Engineer
3 10 (9.01%) Consultant
4 9 (8.11%) Security Engineer
4 9 (8.11%) Senior Network Engineer
5 6 (5.41%) .NET Developer
5 6 (5.41%) DevOps Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Analyst
6 5 (4.50%) CISSP Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) CyberArk Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Integration Developer
6 5 (4.50%) Java Developer
6 5 (4.50%) SIEM Engineer
6 5 (4.50%) Software Developer
7 4 (3.60%) C# .NET Developer
7 4 (3.60%) Operational Support Analyst
7 4 (3.60%) Operations Support Analyst
7 4 (3.60%) Senior Cisco Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) Senior Cisco Network Engineer
7 4 (3.60%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.72%) .NET
1 23 (20.72%) REST
2 22 (19.82%) XML
3 18 (16.22%) HTML
4 17 (15.32%) SOAP
5 16 (14.41%) JSON
6 15 (13.51%) Web Services
7 12 (10.81%) CSS
7 12 (10.81%) jQuery
8 11 (9.91%) AngularJS
9 10 (9.01%) ASP.NET
9 10 (9.01%) JMS
9 10 (9.01%) Node.js
10 9 (8.11%) Middleware
11 8 (7.21%) .NET Framework
11 8 (7.21%) ASP.NET MVC
12 7 (6.31%) Ajax
12 7 (6.31%) RESTful
12 7 (6.31%) WSDL
12 7 (6.31%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.01%) Analytical Skills
1 10 (9.01%) Data Centre
2 8 (7.21%) Computer Science
2 8 (7.21%) Replication
3 7 (6.31%) Algorithms
3 7 (6.31%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (5.41%) Mobile App
5 5 (4.50%) PKI
6 4 (3.60%) Client/Server
6 4 (3.60%) Data Structures
7 3 (2.70%) Animation
7 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
7 3 (2.70%) Online Games
7 3 (2.70%) User Experience
8 2 (1.80%) Linux Command Line
8 2 (1.80%) Video on Demand
9 1 (0.90%) Fedwire
9 1 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
9 1 (0.90%) Public Cloud
9 1 (0.90%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 33 (29.73%) Linux
2 30 (27.03%) Windows
3 20 (18.02%) Unix
4 10 (9.01%) Windows Server
5 6 (5.41%) Apple iOS
5 6 (5.41%) MVS
5 6 (5.41%) VME
6 5 (4.50%) AIX
6 5 (4.50%) Android
7 4 (3.60%) CentOS
7 4 (3.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (2.70%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.80%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.80%) Windows 10
10 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
10 1 (0.90%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.90%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (16.22%) Agile Software Development
1 18 (16.22%) Configuration Management
2 17 (15.32%) Problem-Solving
3 13 (11.71%) SOA
4 12 (10.81%) Continuous Integration
4 12 (10.81%) OO
5 10 (9.01%) Deployment Automation
5 10 (9.01%) Network Architecture
6 9 (8.11%) Black-Box Testing
6 9 (8.11%) DevOps
6 9 (8.11%) Load Balancing
6 9 (8.11%) SDLC
6 9 (8.11%) TDD
6 9 (8.11%) Test Automation
7 8 (7.21%) Information Security
7 8 (7.21%) MVC
8 7 (6.31%) BDD
8 7 (6.31%) Multithreading
8 7 (6.31%) Network Management
8 7 (6.31%) Performance Testing
Programming Languages
1 30 (27.03%) SQL
2 20 (18.02%) C#
3 19 (17.12%) Java
4 17 (15.32%) JavaScript
5 10 (9.01%) PHP
5 10 (9.01%) Python
6 9 (8.11%) Perl
7 8 (7.21%) PowerShell
8 6 (5.41%) Bash Shell
9 4 (3.60%) Ruby
9 4 (3.60%) Shell Script
9 4 (3.60%) TypeScript
10 3 (2.70%) Apple Swift
10 3 (2.70%) C++
10 3 (2.70%) Java 8
10 3 (2.70%) Objective-C
10 3 (2.70%) XPath
11 2 (1.80%) C
11 2 (1.80%) ES6
12 1 (0.90%) Go
Qualifications
1 19 (17.12%) Cisco Certification
2 16 (14.41%) Security Cleared
3 10 (9.01%) CCNP
4 8 (7.21%) Computer Science Degree
4 8 (7.21%) Degree
4 8 (7.21%) DV Cleared
5 7 (6.31%) CCNA
5 7 (6.31%) CISSP
5 7 (6.31%) SC Cleared
6 5 (4.50%) CEH
6 5 (4.50%) GCIA
6 5 (4.50%) GCIH
6 5 (4.50%) GIAC
6 5 (4.50%) GSEC
7 3 (2.70%) CCDA
7 3 (2.70%) CCVP
8 2 (1.80%) CCSA
8 2 (1.80%) JNCIA
8 2 (1.80%) JNCIS
8 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.31%) QA
2 2 (1.80%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 2 (1.80%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.80%) WCAG
3 1 (0.90%) FATCA
3 1 (0.90%) HL7
3 1 (0.90%) ISO 20022
3 1 (0.90%) PSD2
3 1 (0.90%) SEPA
3 1 (0.90%) TARGET2
System Software
1 11 (9.91%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.21%) VMware NSX
3 5 (4.50%) Active Directory
4 4 (3.60%) vSphere
5 2 (1.80%) Docker
5 2 (1.80%) KVM
5 2 (1.80%) Samba
5 2 (1.80%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.90%) LXC
6 1 (0.90%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.90%) NFS
6 1 (0.90%) vCloud
6 1 (0.90%) VirtualBox
6 1 (0.90%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (11.71%) Puppet
2 8 (7.21%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (6.31%) vCenter Server
4 5 (4.50%) Ansible
4 5 (4.50%) Kibana
5 4 (3.60%) logstash
6 3 (2.70%) CA Single Sign-On
6 3 (2.70%) CASB
6 3 (2.70%) HAProxy
6 3 (2.70%) Nagios
6 3 (2.70%) TIBCO Hawk
7 2 (1.80%) Netcool
7 2 (1.80%) OpenView
7 2 (1.80%) PingFederate
7 2 (1.80%) Single Sign-On
7 2 (1.80%) SolarWinds Orion
7 2 (1.80%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.90%) HP Operations Orchestration
8 1 (0.90%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.90%) Tivoli Identity Manager
Vendors
1 30 (27.03%) Microsoft
2 18 (16.22%) Cisco
3 16 (14.41%) Oracle
4 15 (13.51%) VMware
5 11 (9.91%) CheckPoint
6 9 (8.11%) Axway
6 9 (8.11%) F5
6 9 (8.11%) IBM
7 8 (7.21%) HP
8 7 (6.31%) CyberArk
8 7 (6.31%) Google
8 7 (6.31%) Juniper
8 7 (6.31%) SolarWinds
8 7 (6.31%) Splunk
9 6 (5.41%) Fujitsu
10 5 (4.50%) Red Hat
11 4 (3.60%) Cypress Semiconductor
11 4 (3.60%) Palo Alto
11 4 (3.60%) Perfecto Mobile
11 4 (3.60%) SAP