The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 166 209 180
Rank change year-on-year
+43 -29
Contract jobs citing HTTP 849 596 688
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.58% 1.06% 1.28%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.74% 7.37% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 551 361 419
Median daily rate £445 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.25% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £284 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+7.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 17 3
Median hourly rate £20.03 £23.61 £42.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-15.15% -44.45%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.30 £34.09
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.48 £50.00 £136.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £32.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-35.90% -23.52%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8720 8085 7343
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 16.25% 14.41% 13.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 5286 4548 3945
Median daily rate £390 £355 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.85% +1.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £213 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 429 484 402
Median hourly rate £28.50 £22.83 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+24.83% +20.15%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £24.00 £18.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% +29.72%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing HTTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HTTP within the UK.

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HTTP within the UK.

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HTTP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

HTTP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

HTTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the UK over the 3 months to 30 June 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +55 794 £450 +6.50% 263
London +47 397 £475 - 130
South East +51 145 £386 -3.43% 39
Yorkshire +55 76 £443 +47.50% 22
North West +5 63 £450 +18.03% 22
City of London +39 57 £525 +10.52% 42
West Sussex +10 48 £450 -12.19%
West Yorkshire +14 42 £430 +43.33% 15
Berkshire +11 41 £375 -5.66% 13
Worthing -7 39 £425 -22.72%
Scotland +19 37 £340 -2.85% 4
Leeds +17 37 £428 +42.50% 12
North East -27 37 £318 +6.00% 5
Tyne and Wear -36 31 £318 +10.60% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne -33 30 £318 +10.60% 3
South Yorkshire +27 28 £500 +53.84% 5
Sheffield +15 28 £500 +53.84% 4
West Midlands -2 28 £488 +52.34% 15
South West -1 24 £325 -13.33% 11
Hampshire +19 23 £400 -5.88% 6
Manchester +6 22 £400 +1.58% 11
Cheshire +2 21 £525 +31.25% 3
Reading +2 19 £375 -16.66% 5
Croydon 0 18 £393 +1.29%
Westminster - 14 £525 - 1
Telford - 14 £488 -
Shropshire - 14 £488 -
East of England +4 13 £525 +40.00% 17
Lancashire -1 13 £358 +19.16% 1
Wiltshire -2 13 £315 -10.00% 1

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HTTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for HTTP.

1 804 (49.42%) Java
2 768 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
3 749 (46.04%) Linux
4 550 (33.80%) HTML
5 502 (30.85%) REST
6 426 (26.18%) CSS
7 412 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
8 407 (25.02%) JavaScript
9 397 (24.40%) Git (software)
10 375 (23.05%) Python
11 374 (22.99%) XML
12 369 (22.68%) Unix
13 357 (21.94%) TCP/IP
14 350 (21.51%) Jenkins
15 336 (20.65%) JSON
16 326 (20.04%) Open Source
17 318 (19.55%) SQL
18 313 (19.24%) Web Services
18 313 (19.24%) Configuration Management
19 306 (18.81%) SSL
20 301 (18.50%) Subversion
21 283 (17.39%) Scrum
22 269 (16.53%) Spring
23 264 (16.23%) Ruby
24 263 (16.16%) Windows
25 260 (15.98%) Apache
26 251 (15.43%) TDD
27 250 (15.37%) Oracle
28 248 (15.24%) Relational Database
29 240 (14.75%) DNS

HTTP
Top Related 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
1 260 (15.98%) Apache
2 220 (13.52%) Tomcat
3 190 (11.68%) WebSphere
4 146 (8.97%) IIS
5 90 (5.53%) WebLogic
6 88 (5.41%) JBoss
7 83 (5.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 81 (4.98%) nginx
9 75 (4.61%) Confluence
10 73 (4.49%) IBM HTTP Server
10 73 (4.49%) WebSphere Application Server
11 58 (3.56%) Jetty
12 35 (2.15%) OpenStack
13 33 (2.03%) MQSeries
14 31 (1.91%) Elasticsearch
15 25 (1.54%) SharePoint
16 23 (1.41%) Apache Spark
16 23 (1.41%) Oracle Coherence
17 15 (0.92%) Oracle Service Bus
18 14 (0.86%) Mule
Applications
1 73 (4.49%) MS Excel
2 26 (1.60%) MS Office
3 10 (0.61%) MS Project
3 10 (0.61%) Photoshop
4 8 (0.49%) MS PowerPoint
5 5 (0.31%) MS Visio
6 4 (0.25%) HipChat
7 3 (0.18%) PaintShop Pro
8 1 (0.061%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 10 (0.61%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
2 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.12%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.12%) Dynamics CRM
3 2 (0.12%) Exchequer
3 2 (0.12%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 2 (0.12%) Magento
3 2 (0.12%) Oracle 11i
3 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.061%) IntelliMatch
4 1 (0.061%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.061%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.061%) RMDS
4 1 (0.061%) SAP Business ByDesign
4 1 (0.061%) SAP CRM
4 1 (0.061%) SAP hybris
4 1 (0.061%) SAP IS-U
4 1 (0.061%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 169 (10.39%) Amazon AWS
2 63 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.83%) Amazon EC2
3 46 (2.83%) GitHub
4 31 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
5 28 (1.72%) Google Cloud Platform
6 26 (1.60%) Google App Engine
7 13 (0.80%) Amazon S3
8 11 (0.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 10 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
10 9 (0.55%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 7 (0.43%) Amazon ElastiCache
11 7 (0.43%) Office 365
12 6 (0.37%) Route 53
13 5 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
13 5 (0.31%) Google Analytics
13 5 (0.31%) IaaS
13 5 (0.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 4 (0.25%) Force.com
14 4 (0.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 357 (21.94%) TCP/IP
2 306 (18.81%) SSL
3 240 (14.75%) DNS
4 148 (9.10%) FTP
5 128 (7.87%) LDAP
6 122 (7.50%) HTTPS
7 118 (7.25%) Internet
8 116 (7.13%) Firewall
9 108 (6.64%) DHCP
10 84 (5.16%) IPsec
11 80 (4.92%) SMTP
12 78 (4.79%) VPN
13 48 (2.95%) BGP
14 43 (2.64%) LAN
14 43 (2.64%) NAS
15 42 (2.58%) SSH
16 40 (2.46%) WAN
17 36 (2.21%) Network Security
18 35 (2.15%) SAN
19 34 (2.09%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (15.24%) Relational Database
2 235 (14.44%) MongoDB
3 183 (11.25%) NoSQL
4 178 (10.94%) PostgreSQL
5 165 (10.14%) SQL Server
6 148 (9.10%) MySQL
7 81 (4.98%) Oracle Database
8 77 (4.73%) Apache Cassandra
9 49 (3.01%) Hadoop
10 48 (2.95%) Redis
11 42 (2.58%) Neo4j
12 36 (2.21%) RDBMS
13 32 (1.97%) Big Data
14 29 (1.78%) DB2
15 20 (1.23%) HBase
16 15 (0.92%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 10 (0.61%) Amazon RDS
17 10 (0.61%) Oracle Database 12c
17 10 (0.61%) SQL Server 2012
18 9 (0.55%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 397 (24.40%) Git (software)
2 350 (21.51%) Jenkins
3 301 (18.50%) Subversion
4 193 (11.86%) JUnit
5 148 (9.10%) JIRA
6 136 (8.36%) Maven
7 125 (7.68%) Cucumber
8 95 (5.84%) Selenium
9 72 (4.43%) Gradle
10 51 (3.13%) Hudson
11 48 (2.95%) SoapUI
12 47 (2.89%) Travis CI
13 45 (2.77%) Visual Studio
14 38 (2.34%) Mockito
15 35 (2.15%) Introscope
16 30 (1.84%) JMeter
17 29 (1.78%) Atlassian Bamboo
18 26 (1.60%) Ant
19 21 (1.29%) gulp
20 19 (1.17%) Protractor
General
1 157 (9.65%) Finance
2 89 (5.47%) Banking
3 47 (2.89%) Marketing
4 33 (2.03%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.60%) Retail
6 18 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 17 (1.04%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.68%) Electronics
9 10 (0.61%) International Banking
10 9 (0.55%) Legal
10 9 (0.55%) Publishing
11 8 (0.49%) Pharmaceutical
12 7 (0.43%) Games
12 7 (0.43%) German Language
12 7 (0.43%) Local Government
13 5 (0.31%) Back Office
13 5 (0.31%) Investment Banking
14 3 (0.18%) Billing
14 3 (0.18%) Front Office
14 3 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 740 (45.48%) Developer
2 274 (16.84%) Java Developer
3 120 (7.38%) Scala Developer
4 118 (7.25%) Senior Developer
5 116 (7.13%) DevOps Engineer
6 101 (6.21%) Architect
7 88 (5.41%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 77 (4.73%) Analyst
9 75 (4.61%) Administrator
10 73 (4.49%) Consultant
11 63 (3.87%) Senior Java Developer
12 61 (3.75%) Software Engineer
13 56 (3.44%) Java Scala Developer
14 51 (3.13%) Software Developer
14 51 (3.13%) Support Engineer
15 50 (3.07%) Agile Developer
15 50 (3.07%) Linux Engineer
16 49 (3.01%) JavaScript Developer
17 45 (2.77%) Digital Developer
18 42 (2.58%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 550 (33.80%) HTML
2 502 (30.85%) REST
3 426 (26.18%) CSS
4 374 (22.99%) XML
5 336 (20.65%) JSON
6 313 (19.24%) Web Services
7 269 (16.53%) Spring
8 239 (14.69%) RESTful
9 228 (14.01%) Middleware
10 223 (13.71%) HTML5
11 213 (13.09%) SOAP
12 200 (12.29%) .NET
13 185 (11.37%) Node.js
14 169 (10.39%) CSS3
15 158 (9.71%) Ajax
16 150 (9.22%) Play Framework
17 131 (8.05%) J2EE
18 113 (6.95%) Ruby on Rails
19 110 (6.76%) Guice
20 99 (6.08%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 118 (7.25%) Computer Science
2 88 (5.41%) Analytical Skills
3 74 (4.55%) User Experience
4 50 (3.07%) Algorithms
5 49 (3.01%) Visualisation
6 39 (2.40%) Data Structures
6 39 (2.40%) MPEG
7 37 (2.27%) Data Centre
7 37 (2.27%) DataPower
7 37 (2.27%) STB
8 35 (2.15%) iPad
8 35 (2.15%) Management Information System
9 34 (2.09%) Digital TV
9 34 (2.09%) Public Cloud
10 33 (2.03%) Clustering
11 29 (1.78%) PKI
12 24 (1.48%) Client/Server
13 23 (1.41%) Cryptography
14 21 (1.29%) Enterprise Software
15 20 (1.23%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 749 (46.04%) Linux
2 369 (22.68%) Unix
3 263 (16.16%) Windows
4 130 (7.99%) Mac OS X
5 82 (5.04%) Windows Server
6 73 (4.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 43 (2.64%) Solaris
8 35 (2.15%) AIX
9 32 (1.97%) Apple iOS
10 27 (1.66%) Ubuntu
11 24 (1.48%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 23 (1.41%) CentOS
13 17 (1.04%) Android
13 17 (1.04%) Windows Server 2012
14 16 (0.98%) Mac OS
15 15 (0.92%) Debian
16 11 (0.68%) SUSE
17 9 (0.55%) Windows Server 2008
18 8 (0.49%) CoreOS
18 8 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 768 (47.20%) Agile Software Development
2 412 (25.32%) Continuous Integration
3 326 (20.04%) Open Source
4 313 (19.24%) Configuration Management
5 283 (17.39%) Scrum
6 251 (15.43%) TDD
7 223 (13.71%) Responsive Web Design
8 222 (13.64%) Web Design
9 221 (13.58%) DevOps
10 180 (11.06%) OO
11 174 (10.69%) High Availability
12 173 (10.63%) Automated Testing
13 170 (10.45%) Software Engineering
14 165 (10.14%) Web Development
15 148 (9.10%) SOA
16 140 (8.60%) BDD
17 127 (7.81%) MVC
18 120 (7.38%) ITIL
19 118 (7.25%) Microservices
20 103 (6.33%) Front End Development
Programming Languages
1 804 (49.42%) Java
2 407 (25.02%) JavaScript
3 375 (23.05%) Python
4 318 (19.55%) SQL
5 264 (16.23%) Ruby
6 225 (13.83%) Scala
7 196 (12.05%) C#
8 155 (9.53%) Perl
9 151 (9.28%) C++
10 114 (7.01%) C
11 86 (5.29%) Shell Script
12 79 (4.86%) Bash Shell
13 68 (4.18%) PHP
14 57 (3.50%) PowerShell
15 44 (2.70%) Go
15 44 (2.70%) Jython
15 44 (2.70%) VB
16 28 (1.72%) Groovy
17 22 (1.35%) VB.NET
18 17 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 189 (11.62%) Security Cleared
2 132 (8.11%) Degree
3 101 (6.21%) SC Cleared
4 35 (2.15%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (1.72%) Microsoft Certification
6 26 (1.60%) CISSP
7 16 (0.98%) Cisco Certification
8 15 (0.92%) CCNP
8 15 (0.92%) MCSA
8 15 (0.92%) MCSE
9 13 (0.80%) DV Cleared
9 13 (0.80%) MCSD
10 12 (0.74%) BC Cleared
10 12 (0.74%) ITIL Certification
11 11 (0.68%) CISA
11 11 (0.68%) CISM
12 10 (0.61%) GCIA
12 10 (0.61%) GCIH
12 10 (0.61%) GSEC
13 9 (0.55%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 58 (3.56%) QA
2 34 (2.09%) Disclosure Scotland
3 18 (1.11%) HL7
4 14 (0.86%) SEPA
5 8 (0.49%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 8 (0.49%) PCI DSS
5 8 (0.49%) SLA
6 6 (0.37%) COBIT
7 4 (0.25%) COSO
7 4 (0.25%) SAS 70
8 3 (0.18%) MiFID
9 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
9 2 (0.12%) ISO27005
10 1 (0.061%) HIPAA
10 1 (0.061%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.061%) SDET
System Software
1 121 (7.44%) Docker
2 92 (5.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 82 (5.04%) Active Directory
4 45 (2.77%) Hyper-V
5 41 (2.52%) Xen
6 30 (1.84%) Virtual Machines
7 26 (1.60%) KVM
8 23 (1.41%) NFS
8 23 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
9 21 (1.29%) SRDF
10 19 (1.17%) Squid
11 13 (0.80%) Firmware
12 11 (0.68%) Samba
13 10 (0.61%) Microsoft App-V
14 9 (0.55%) etcd
14 9 (0.55%) flannel
15 8 (0.49%) qmail
16 7 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
16 7 (0.43%) ProxySG
16 7 (0.43%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 233 (14.32%) Puppet
2 99 (6.08%) Opscode Chef
3 67 (4.12%) Ansible
4 57 (3.50%) Nagios
5 37 (2.27%) logstash
6 30 (1.84%) Graphite
7 24 (1.48%) Cacti
8 22 (1.35%) Kibana
9 19 (1.17%) HP Quality Center
9 19 (1.17%) Salt
9 19 (1.17%) SCCM
10 18 (1.11%) Nessus
10 18 (1.11%) Tivoli
11 17 (1.04%) CA Wily
11 17 (1.04%) Grafana
11 17 (1.04%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 17 (1.04%) ZABBIX
12 16 (0.98%) Consul
12 16 (0.98%) Nmap
13 15 (0.92%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 250 (15.37%) Oracle
2 208 (12.78%) IBM
3 180 (11.06%) Microsoft
4 148 (9.10%) VMware
5 128 (7.87%) Google
6 82 (5.04%) Cisco
7 70 (4.30%) Red Hat
8 60 (3.69%) HP
9 53 (3.26%) F5
10 37 (2.27%) NetApp
11 35 (2.15%) TIBCO
12 31 (1.91%) CheckPoint
12 31 (1.91%) Splunk
13 28 (1.72%) Adobe
13 28 (1.72%) ATG
14 24 (1.48%) Apple
14 24 (1.48%) Sybase
15 23 (1.41%) AppDynamics
15 23 (1.41%) CA
15 23 (1.41%) Intel
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
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Rate: £500 - £601 per day
Posted: 2 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
Reed Technology
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Posted: 22 hours ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
Experis Ltd
Rate: £280 - £316 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
People Source Consulting
Rate: £350.00 - £355.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £447 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £800 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Randstad Strategic Accounts
Rate: £18 - £19 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
Warrington, Cheshire
Haybrook IT Resourcing Ltd
Rate: From £400 to £600 per day DOE
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 1 hour ago
Central London / West End
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £400-550/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Surrey
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Austin Fraser
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 5 days ago
Central London / West End
Xist4 IT Recruitment
Rate: £350-450/day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bracknell, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £580 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
HAYS INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY
Rate: £400.00 - £600.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Lawrence Harvey Enterprise
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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