Period
to 19 October 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 19 October 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
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 739 745 727
Rank change year-on-year +6 -18 +67
Contract jobs citing HTTPS 147 135 179
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.14% 0.14% 0.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 1.00% 1.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 109 89 122
UK median daily rate £450 £485 £401
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.22% +21.10% -3.49%
10th Percentile £356 £380 £263
90th Percentile £700 £590 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £448 £400
% change year-on-year -7.82% +11.88% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 3
UK median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -68.75% -5.88% -2.92%
10th Percentile £11.25 £23.40 £41.25
90th Percentile £13.75 £40.00 £43.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.50 £40.00 £42.50
% change year-on-year -68.75% -5.88% -2.92%

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 13,568 13,529 16,430
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.16% 13.61% 15.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,164 8,258 10,017
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £218
90th Percentile £606 £583 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 668 722 828
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.13 £23.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.65% -18.62% +17.50%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.26 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.56% -22.00% +25.00%

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 19 October 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 19 October 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 +4 140 £450 -10.00% 42
London -5 80 £519 +3.70% 17
UK excluding London -3 66 £413 -7.82% 26
North of England -3 20 £365 - 7
South East 0 19 £450 -10.00% 9
North West -7 12 £365 - 6
Midlands -8 12 £400 -23.81% 4
East Midlands +11 11 £400 -23.81% 2
Scotland -37 7 £456 +7.35%
North East - 5 £465 -
East of England +3 4 £394 -7.35% 4
South West -19 4 £220 -41.72% 1
Yorkshire - 3 £413 - 1
West Midlands -28 1 £300 -22.58% 2

For the 6 months to 19 October 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 86 (58.50%) HTTP
2 56 (38.10%) Firewall
3 55 (37.41%) SSL
4 47 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
5 46 (31.29%) Windows
6 45 (30.61%) Linux
6 45 (30.61%) Microsoft
7 38 (25.85%) SQL
8 37 (25.17%) DNS
8 37 (25.17%) Jenkins
9 35 (23.81%) Java
10 34 (23.13%) TCP/IP
11 33 (22.45%) REST
12 31 (21.09%) JavaScript
13 29 (19.73%) VPN
14 28 (19.05%) .NET
15 27 (18.37%) C#
15 27 (18.37%) WAN
16 25 (17.01%) FTP
16 25 (17.01%) Git (software)
17 24 (16.33%) Security Cleared
17 24 (16.33%) LAN
17 24 (16.33%) Configuration Management
18 23 (15.65%) Microsoft Azure
18 23 (15.65%) DevOps
19 22 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
19 22 (14.97%) Cisco
19 22 (14.97%) OO
19 22 (14.97%) JSON
19 22 (14.97%) Finance

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 13 (8.84%) Apache
2 9 (6.12%) Skype for Business
3 8 (5.44%) Apache Spark
3 8 (5.44%) SharePoint
4 7 (4.76%) OpenStack
4 7 (4.76%) Tomcat
5 6 (4.08%) IIS
6 5 (3.40%) Elasticsearch
7 3 (2.04%) CMS
7 3 (2.04%) nginx
7 3 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 2 (1.36%) Umbraco
8 2 (1.36%) WebSphere
9 1 (0.68%) Confluence
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Service Bus
9 1 (0.68%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (1.36%) MS Visio
2 1 (0.68%) 3ds Max
2 1 (0.68%) Adobe Illustrator
2 1 (0.68%) Maya
2 1 (0.68%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (6.12%) Remedy ITSM
2 1 (0.68%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 23 (15.65%) Microsoft Azure
2 20 (13.61%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (12.24%) GitHub
4 9 (6.12%) BrowserStack
4 9 (6.12%) Sauce Labs
5 7 (4.76%) Cloud Computing
6 6 (4.08%) IaaS
6 6 (4.08%) PaaS
7 5 (3.40%) Force.com
7 5 (3.40%) SaaS
8 4 (2.72%) Office 365
8 4 (2.72%) OneDrive
9 3 (2.04%) Dropbox
9 3 (2.04%) G Suite
10 2 (1.36%) Google Cloud Platform
10 2 (1.36%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
10 2 (1.36%) Salesforce Service Cloud
11 1 (0.68%) OpenShift
11 1 (0.68%) Route 53
11 1 (0.68%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 86 (58.50%) HTTP
2 56 (38.10%) Firewall
3 55 (37.41%) SSL
4 37 (25.17%) DNS
5 34 (23.13%) TCP/IP
6 29 (19.73%) VPN
7 27 (18.37%) WAN
8 25 (17.01%) FTP
9 24 (16.33%) LAN
10 21 (14.29%) DHCP
11 19 (12.93%) SMTP
12 17 (11.56%) IPsec
13 16 (10.88%) MPLS
13 16 (10.88%) SSH
14 13 (8.84%) Internet
14 13 (8.84%) Kerberos
15 12 (8.16%) OSPF
15 12 (8.16%) Wireless
15 12 (8.16%) Wireshark
16 11 (7.48%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (10.88%) SQL Server
2 15 (10.20%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.80%) Big Data
3 10 (6.80%) MySQL
4 8 (5.44%) Hadoop
4 8 (5.44%) PostgreSQL
4 8 (5.44%) Power BI
5 7 (4.76%) Apache Hive
5 7 (4.76%) HBase
5 7 (4.76%) Pentaho
5 7 (4.76%) QlikView
5 7 (4.76%) Sqoop
6 5 (3.40%) Apache Cassandra
7 4 (2.72%) Redis
7 4 (2.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 3 (2.04%) Oracle Database
8 3 (2.04%) Relational Database
9 2 (1.36%) SQL Server 2012
9 2 (1.36%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 1 (0.68%) Firebird
Development Applications
1 37 (25.17%) Jenkins
2 25 (17.01%) Git (software)
3 15 (10.20%) Bitbucket
4 11 (7.48%) Selenium
5 9 (6.12%) Cucumber
5 9 (6.12%) Gerrit
5 9 (6.12%) Hudson
5 9 (6.12%) JBehave
5 9 (6.12%) JMeter
5 9 (6.12%) LoadRunner
5 9 (6.12%) TeamCity
5 9 (6.12%) WebDriver
6 6 (4.08%) Artifactory
7 5 (3.40%) JIRA
8 4 (2.72%) Subversion
9 3 (2.04%) AutoIt
9 3 (2.04%) Gradle
9 3 (2.04%) JUnit
9 3 (2.04%) Maven
10 2 (1.36%) Appium
General
1 22 (14.97%) Finance
2 14 (9.52%) Banking
3 9 (6.12%) Telecoms
4 7 (4.76%) Legal
5 5 (3.40%) Back Office
6 4 (2.72%) Games
7 2 (1.36%) Retail
8 1 (0.68%) Front Office
8 1 (0.68%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 40 (27.21%) Developer
2 20 (13.61%) Network Engineer
3 16 (10.88%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (7.48%) Automation Engineer
5 9 (6.12%) Java Developer
6 8 (5.44%) Senior Network Engineer
7 7 (4.76%) Analyst
7 7 (4.76%) Consultant
7 7 (4.76%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Network Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (4.08%) Senior DevOps
8 6 (4.08%) Software Developer
9 5 (3.40%) Azure DevOps
9 5 (3.40%) Azure DevOps Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) Azure Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) Hadoop Engineer
9 5 (3.40%) Integration Developer
9 5 (3.40%) QA Manager
9 5 (3.40%) Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (22.45%) REST
2 28 (19.05%) .NET
3 22 (14.97%) JSON
4 21 (14.29%) SOAP
5 20 (13.61%) HTML
6 15 (10.20%) CSS
6 15 (10.20%) jQuery
6 15 (10.20%) OAuth
7 14 (9.52%) Ajax
7 14 (9.52%) SAML
8 13 (8.84%) .NET Framework
8 13 (8.84%) LDAP
9 12 (8.16%) AngularJS
9 12 (8.16%) Node.js
9 12 (8.16%) Web Services
9 12 (8.16%) XML
10 10 (6.80%) 802.1X
10 10 (6.80%) HTML5
10 10 (6.80%) Middleware
11 9 (6.12%) WebdriverIO
Miscellaneous
1 18 (12.24%) Data Centre
2 17 (11.56%) Analytical Skills
3 13 (8.84%) Algorithms
4 10 (6.80%) Data Structures
5 7 (4.76%) Computer Science
6 6 (4.08%) PKI
6 6 (4.08%) Replication
6 6 (4.08%) Video on Demand
7 4 (2.72%) DataPower
8 3 (2.04%) Animation
8 3 (2.04%) CMDB
8 3 (2.04%) Life Science
8 3 (2.04%) Management Information System
8 3 (2.04%) Mobile App
8 3 (2.04%) Private Cloud
8 3 (2.04%) User Experience
9 2 (1.36%) Enterprise Software
10 1 (0.68%) Cyber Defence
10 1 (0.68%) Graphic Design
10 1 (0.68%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 46 (31.29%) Windows
2 45 (30.61%) Linux
3 21 (14.29%) Unix
4 19 (12.93%) Windows Server
5 9 (6.12%) zOS
6 6 (4.08%) CentOS
7 5 (3.40%) Apple iOS
8 3 (2.04%) Android
8 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (1.36%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.36%) Windows Server 2008
10 1 (0.68%) AIX
10 1 (0.68%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (31.97%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (16.33%) Configuration Management
3 23 (15.65%) DevOps
4 22 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
4 22 (14.97%) OO
5 21 (14.29%) Open Source
6 18 (12.24%) Scrum
7 17 (11.56%) Test Automation
8 16 (10.88%) Problem-Solving
8 16 (10.88%) TDD
9 15 (10.20%) Software Engineering
10 14 (9.52%) Information Security
10 14 (9.52%) Load Balancing
11 13 (8.84%) BDD
11 13 (8.84%) Network Architecture
12 11 (7.48%) Black-Box Testing
12 11 (7.48%) Cybersecurity
12 11 (7.48%) OOP
13 9 (6.12%) E-Commerce
13 9 (6.12%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 38 (25.85%) SQL
2 35 (23.81%) Java
3 31 (21.09%) JavaScript
4 27 (18.37%) C#
5 17 (11.56%) PHP
6 13 (8.84%) Shell Script
7 12 (8.16%) Perl
7 12 (8.16%) Python
8 11 (7.48%) PowerShell
9 10 (6.80%) C++
10 9 (6.12%) ActionScript
10 9 (6.12%) ActionScript 2.0
10 9 (6.12%) JCL
11 7 (4.76%) Groovy
12 6 (4.08%) Bash Shell
13 3 (2.04%) Apex Code
13 3 (2.04%) C
13 3 (2.04%) TypeScript
14 2 (1.36%) Go
14 2 (1.36%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 24 (16.33%) Security Cleared
2 19 (12.93%) Cisco Certification
3 15 (10.20%) SC Cleared
4 14 (9.52%) CCNP
5 11 (7.48%) DV Cleared
6 10 (6.80%) CCNA
7 7 (4.76%) Degree
8 5 (3.40%) Computer Science Degree
9 4 (2.72%) CISSP
10 2 (1.36%) CCDA
10 2 (1.36%) CCVP
10 2 (1.36%) CEH
10 2 (1.36%) GCIA
10 2 (1.36%) GCIH
10 2 (1.36%) GIAC
10 2 (1.36%) GSEC
10 2 (1.36%) HP APS
10 2 (1.36%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.36%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.36%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (8.16%) QA
2 7 (4.76%) GDPR
2 7 (4.76%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 6 (4.08%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.68%) WCAG
System Software
1 19 (12.93%) Active Directory
2 12 (8.16%) VMware Infrastructure
3 11 (7.48%) Docker
4 10 (6.80%) VMware NSX
5 8 (5.44%) HDFS
6 6 (4.08%) Xen
7 5 (3.40%) KVM
8 4 (2.72%) vSphere
9 2 (1.36%) Tivoli Directory Server
9 2 (1.36%) VMware ESXi
10 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.68%) Varnish
Systems Management
1 16 (10.88%) Ansible
2 13 (8.84%) Puppet
3 12 (8.16%) Kubernetes
4 10 (6.80%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (5.44%) Oozie
5 8 (5.44%) Single Sign-On
6 7 (4.76%) Ambari
6 7 (4.76%) Hadoop YARN
6 7 (4.76%) Kibana
6 7 (4.76%) Terraform
7 6 (4.08%) HP Operations Orchestration
7 6 (4.08%) logstash
7 6 (4.08%) vCenter Server
8 5 (3.40%) Grafana
9 4 (2.72%) Consul
9 4 (2.72%) Prometheus
9 4 (2.72%) Uchiwa
10 3 (2.04%) CA Single Sign-On
10 3 (2.04%) CASB
10 3 (2.04%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 45 (30.61%) Microsoft
2 22 (14.97%) Cisco
3 20 (13.61%) VMware
4 14 (9.52%) CheckPoint
5 13 (8.84%) IBM
6 12 (8.16%) HP
6 12 (8.16%) Oracle
7 11 (7.48%) CyberArk
8 9 (6.12%) BMC
8 9 (6.12%) Cypress Semiconductor
8 9 (6.12%) IBM Sterling
8 9 (6.12%) OpenText
8 9 (6.12%) Perfecto Mobile
8 9 (6.12%) Remedy
9 8 (5.44%) Hortonworks
9 8 (5.44%) Juniper
9 8 (5.44%) SolarWinds
10 7 (4.76%) Cloudera
10 7 (4.76%) Splunk
10 7 (4.76%) Tableau