The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 29 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in 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
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 167 199 220
Rank change year-on-year
+32 +21
Contract jobs citing HTTP 830 640 551
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.49% 1.15% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.72% 7.76% 7.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 526 385 330
Average daily rate £440 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 2
Average hourly rate £41.13 £47.50 £86.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.42% -44.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.45 £23.47 £27.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.18 £50.00 £145.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.13 £47.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-13.42% +280.00%

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
8540 8244 7307
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 15.29% 14.79% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 5165 4488 3859
Average daily rate £388 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 357 445 405
Average hourly rate £28.00 £28.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +40.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HTTP within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within 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 29 April 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 29 April 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +27 767 £450 +12.50% 255
London +2 362 £475 - 113
South East +60 192 £400 +0.62% 51
West Sussex +39 69 £450 - 4
North West +8 62 £465 +21.56% 17
Worthing +9 60 £450 -10.00% 3
Berkshire +13 56 £375 -5.66% 9
Yorkshire -5 55 £473 +16.66% 18
Scotland +18 49 £410 +19.27% 6
City of London +15 40 £525 +5.00% 29
Reading +13 38 £400 -5.88% 6
West Yorkshire -23 38 £473 +11.17% 11
Hampshire +14 33 £388 -6.06% 2
Leeds -25 32 £488 +14.70% 7
West Midlands -11 26 £469 +37.86% 17
South West +2 24 £375 +1.69% 11
Cheshire 0 24 £500 +25.00%
East of England +9 23 £348 -18.23% 14
Edinburgh +1 18 £370 +5.71% 1
Lancashire +11 17 £373 +35.45% 3
Warrington 0 16 £560 +40.00%
South Yorkshire +2 15 £463 +42.30% 2
Surrey -8 15 £425 +30.76% 5
Buckinghamshire +22 14 £358 -3.05% 1
Manchester -3 14 £500 +31.14% 10
Sheffield -9 14 £475 +46.15% 2
North East -23 13 £403 +34.33% 4
Shropshire -27 12 £488 +25.80%
Renfrewshire - 12 £405 - 1
Erskine - 12 £405 - 1

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HTTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HTTP.

1 806 (48.03%) Agile Software Development
2 790 (47.08%) Java
3 763 (45.47%) Linux
4 605 (36.05%) HTML
5 517 (30.81%) REST
6 464 (27.65%) JavaScript
7 456 (27.18%) CSS
8 448 (26.70%) TCP/IP
9 433 (25.80%) Git (software)
10 420 (25.03%) Continuous Integration
11 418 (24.91%) Unix
12 376 (22.41%) Python
13 374 (22.29%) Web Services
14 373 (22.23%) XML
15 358 (21.33%) Jenkins
16 355 (21.16%) Configuration Management
17 352 (20.98%) JSON
18 351 (20.92%) SSL
19 339 (20.20%) Subversion
20 321 (19.13%) Scrum
21 315 (18.77%) SQL
22 299 (17.82%) Open Source
23 297 (17.70%) Relational Database
24 290 (17.28%) TDD
25 282 (16.81%) Apache
26 262 (15.61%) DNS
27 259 (15.44%) Windows
27 259 (15.44%) Responsive Web Design
28 257 (15.32%) Ruby
29 251 (14.96%) Web Design

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing HTTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HTTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 282 (16.81%) Apache
2 231 (13.77%) Tomcat
3 208 (12.40%) WebSphere
4 186 (11.08%) Node.js
5 135 (8.05%) IIS
6 96 (5.72%) JBoss
7 89 (5.30%) nginx
7 89 (5.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 89 (5.30%) WebSphere Application Server
8 86 (5.13%) Jetty
9 75 (4.47%) IBM HTTP Server
10 72 (4.29%) WebLogic
11 61 (3.64%) Confluence
12 37 (2.21%) MQSeries
13 33 (1.97%) OpenStack
14 28 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
15 15 (0.89%) LiveCycle
15 15 (0.89%) WebSphere Portal
16 14 (0.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 14 (0.83%) WebSphere Transformation Extender
Applications
1 44 (2.62%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.13%) MS Office
3 12 (0.72%) Photoshop
4 9 (0.54%) HipChat
5 8 (0.48%) MS Visio
6 7 (0.42%) MS PowerPoint
7 4 (0.24%) MS Project
8 3 (0.18%) PaintShop Pro
8 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 9 (0.54%) BusinessWorks
2 6 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
3 3 (0.18%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.18%) Oracle Payables
3 3 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.12%) Magento
4 2 (0.12%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.12%) Salesforce.com CRM
5 1 (0.060%) IntelliMatch
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.060%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.060%) RMDS
5 1 (0.060%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.060%) SAP hybris
5 1 (0.060%) SAP IS-U
5 1 (0.060%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 203 (12.10%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (3.40%) Microsoft Azure
3 46 (2.74%) GitHub
4 44 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
5 33 (1.97%) Google Cloud Platform
6 31 (1.85%) Google App Engine
7 26 (1.55%) Cloud Computing
8 13 (0.77%) Amazon S3
9 9 (0.54%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (0.36%) Amazon SQS
10 6 (0.36%) AWS CloudFormation
11 5 (0.30%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (0.30%) Heroku
12 4 (0.24%) Google Analytics
12 4 (0.24%) IaaS
12 4 (0.24%) PaaS
12 4 (0.24%) SaaS
13 3 (0.18%) Boomi
13 3 (0.18%) Force.com
14 2 (0.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 448 (26.70%) TCP/IP
2 351 (20.92%) SSL
3 262 (15.61%) DNS
4 156 (9.30%) FTP
5 148 (8.82%) Internet
6 138 (8.22%) Firewall
7 128 (7.63%) DHCP
7 128 (7.63%) HTTPS
8 94 (5.60%) LDAP
9 85 (5.07%) IPsec
10 84 (5.01%) VPN
11 82 (4.89%) SMTP
12 49 (2.92%) Intrusion Detection
13 48 (2.86%) Network Security
14 47 (2.80%) SSH
15 44 (2.62%) LAN
15 44 (2.62%) Wi-Fi
16 40 (2.38%) BGP
17 35 (2.09%) DVB
18 33 (1.97%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 297 (17.70%) Relational Database
2 241 (14.36%) MongoDB
3 189 (11.26%) NoSQL
4 145 (8.64%) PostgreSQL
5 133 (7.93%) MySQL
6 124 (7.39%) SQL Server
7 92 (5.48%) Apache Cassandra
8 75 (4.47%) Neo4j
9 65 (3.87%) Oracle Database
10 42 (2.50%) DB2
11 39 (2.32%) RDBMS
12 38 (2.26%) Redis
13 26 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
14 23 (1.37%) Hadoop
15 22 (1.31%) Big Data
16 13 (0.77%) BusinessObjects
17 12 (0.72%) Oracle BI EE
18 11 (0.66%) PowerCenter
18 11 (0.66%) SQL Server 2012
19 9 (0.54%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 433 (25.80%) Git (software)
2 358 (21.33%) Jenkins
3 339 (20.20%) Subversion
4 183 (10.91%) JUnit
5 172 (10.25%) Maven
6 143 (8.52%) Cucumber
7 138 (8.22%) JIRA
8 92 (5.48%) Selenium
9 88 (5.24%) Gradle
10 69 (4.11%) Mockito
11 66 (3.93%) Travis CI
12 54 (3.22%) Hudson
13 44 (2.62%) JMeter
14 40 (2.38%) Visual Studio
15 38 (2.26%) Introscope
16 31 (1.85%) Ant
17 26 (1.55%) gulp
17 26 (1.55%) SoapUI
18 24 (1.43%) Eclipse
18 24 (1.43%) Metasploit
General
1 179 (10.67%) Finance
2 90 (5.36%) Banking
3 37 (2.21%) Marketing
4 29 (1.73%) Telecoms
5 26 (1.55%) Financial Institution
6 23 (1.37%) Retail
7 13 (0.77%) Publishing
8 12 (0.72%) Games
9 10 (0.60%) Manufacturing
10 8 (0.48%) Front Office
10 8 (0.48%) Local Government
11 7 (0.42%) Electronics
11 7 (0.42%) Pharmaceutical
12 6 (0.36%) International Banking
12 6 (0.36%) Legal
13 5 (0.30%) Dutch Language
13 5 (0.30%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.24%) Back Office
14 4 (0.24%) German Language
15 3 (0.18%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 819 (48.81%) Developer
2 305 (18.18%) Java Developer
3 165 (9.83%) Senior Developer
4 115 (6.85%) Scala Developer
5 103 (6.14%) Senior Java Developer
6 91 (5.42%) DevOps Engineer
7 85 (5.07%) Administrator
8 84 (5.01%) Analyst
8 84 (5.01%) Architect
9 76 (4.53%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 71 (4.23%) Digital Developer
10 71 (4.23%) JavaScript Developer
11 60 (3.58%) Consultant
12 58 (3.46%) Software Developer
13 56 (3.34%) Agile Developer
14 55 (3.28%) Software Engineer
15 52 (3.10%) Support Engineer
16 48 (2.86%) Java Scala Developer
17 47 (2.80%) Linux Engineer
18 46 (2.74%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 605 (36.05%) HTML
2 517 (30.81%) REST
3 456 (27.18%) CSS
4 374 (22.29%) Web Services
5 373 (22.23%) XML
6 352 (20.98%) JSON
7 239 (14.24%) RESTful
8 235 (14.00%) SOAP
9 231 (13.77%) HTML5
9 231 (13.77%) Spring
10 199 (11.86%) .NET
10 199 (11.86%) Middleware
11 171 (10.19%) J2EE
12 158 (9.42%) Ajax
13 154 (9.18%) CSS3
14 124 (7.39%) AngularJS
15 119 (7.09%) Hibernate
16 115 (6.85%) Play Framework
17 101 (6.02%) Ruby on Rails
18 100 (5.96%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 139 (8.28%) Computer Science
2 79 (4.71%) Analytical Skills
3 73 (4.35%) User Experience
4 67 (3.99%) Visualisation
5 66 (3.93%) Algorithms
6 49 (2.92%) Data Structures
7 44 (2.62%) Clustering
7 44 (2.62%) Data Centre
8 41 (2.44%) MPEG
9 40 (2.38%) iPad
9 40 (2.38%) STB
10 38 (2.26%) DTV
11 34 (2.03%) DataPower
12 28 (1.67%) Management Information System
12 28 (1.67%) Public Cloud
13 27 (1.61%) Client/Server
13 27 (1.61%) PKI
14 25 (1.49%) Cryptography
15 23 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
16 22 (1.31%) Internet of Things
Operating Systems
1 763 (45.47%) Linux
2 418 (24.91%) Unix
3 259 (15.44%) Windows
4 183 (10.91%) Mac OS X
5 90 (5.36%) Windows Server
6 88 (5.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 50 (2.98%) Apple iOS
8 45 (2.68%) AIX
9 39 (2.32%) Solaris
10 29 (1.73%) CentOS
11 28 (1.67%) Android
12 23 (1.37%) Ubuntu
13 21 (1.25%) Windows Server 2012
14 19 (1.13%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 14 (0.83%) Windows Server 2003
15 14 (0.83%) Windows Server 2008
16 12 (0.72%) SUSE
17 10 (0.60%) Debian
18 8 (0.48%) Windows 8
18 8 (0.48%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 806 (48.03%) Agile Software Development
2 420 (25.03%) Continuous Integration
3 355 (21.16%) Configuration Management
4 321 (19.13%) Scrum
5 299 (17.82%) Open Source
6 290 (17.28%) TDD
7 259 (15.44%) Responsive Web Design
8 251 (14.96%) Web Design
9 212 (12.63%) DevOps
10 192 (11.44%) OO
11 189 (11.26%) Web Development
12 185 (11.03%) Software Engineering
13 176 (10.49%) BDD
14 174 (10.37%) High Availability
15 163 (9.71%) SOA
16 149 (8.88%) Automated Testing
17 127 (7.57%) MVC
17 127 (7.57%) Unit Testing
18 120 (7.15%) ITIL
19 105 (6.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 790 (47.08%) Java
2 464 (27.65%) JavaScript
3 376 (22.41%) Python
4 315 (18.77%) SQL
5 257 (15.32%) Ruby
6 224 (13.35%) Scala
7 172 (10.25%) Perl
8 163 (9.71%) C++
9 162 (9.65%) C#
10 133 (7.93%) C
11 94 (5.60%) Bash Shell
12 85 (5.07%) PHP
13 80 (4.77%) Shell Script
14 54 (3.22%) Jython
15 47 (2.80%) PowerShell
16 38 (2.26%) Groovy
17 34 (2.03%) Go
18 29 (1.73%) VB
19 26 (1.55%) Korn
20 19 (1.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 170 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 110 (6.56%) Degree
3 90 (5.36%) SC Cleared
4 28 (1.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 21 (1.25%) GCIA
6 19 (1.13%) GSEC
6 19 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
7 18 (1.07%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.01%) CCNP
9 16 (0.95%) GCIH
10 15 (0.89%) DV Cleared
11 14 (0.83%) CISSP
12 10 (0.60%) MCSE
13 9 (0.54%) CCNA
13 9 (0.54%) MCSA
13 9 (0.54%) MCSD
14 8 (0.48%) ISTQB
14 8 (0.48%) ITIL Certification
15 6 (0.36%) JNCIA
15 6 (0.36%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 53 (3.16%) QA
2 48 (2.86%) Disclosure Scotland
3 20 (1.19%) HL7
4 14 (0.83%) SEPA
5 9 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 8 (0.48%) SLA
7 7 (0.42%) COBIT
7 7 (0.42%) PCI DSS
8 4 (0.24%) COSO
8 4 (0.24%) SAS 70
9 3 (0.18%) MiFID
10 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
10 2 (0.12%) ISO27005
11 1 (0.060%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.060%) ISO 9001
11 1 (0.060%) JSP 440
System Software
1 101 (6.02%) Docker
2 98 (5.84%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (3.75%) Active Directory
4 40 (2.38%) Xen
5 26 (1.55%) Squid
6 23 (1.37%) Hyper-V
7 17 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
8 15 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
9 13 (0.77%) Firmware
9 13 (0.77%) qmail
10 11 (0.66%) KVM
11 9 (0.54%) NFS
12 8 (0.48%) Samba
13 6 (0.36%) Dovecot
13 6 (0.36%) iptables
13 6 (0.36%) LXC
13 6 (0.36%) Microsoft App-V
13 6 (0.36%) Sendmail
13 6 (0.36%) SRDF
13 6 (0.36%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 229 (13.65%) Puppet
2 110 (6.56%) Opscode Chef
3 63 (3.75%) Ansible
4 58 (3.46%) Nagios
5 43 (2.56%) Graphite
6 41 (2.44%) logstash
7 29 (1.73%) Cacti
7 29 (1.73%) ZABBIX
8 26 (1.55%) Nessus
8 26 (1.55%) Salt
9 24 (1.43%) Nmap
10 20 (1.19%) CA Wily
11 19 (1.13%) HP Quality Center
11 19 (1.13%) Kibana
11 19 (1.13%) Tivoli
12 18 (1.07%) Grafana
12 18 (1.07%) Uchiwa
13 17 (1.01%) SCCM
14 15 (0.89%) Ganglia
15 14 (0.83%) QRadar
Vendors
1 219 (13.05%) Oracle
2 197 (11.74%) IBM
3 166 (9.89%) VMware
4 144 (8.58%) Microsoft
5 106 (6.32%) Google
6 85 (5.07%) Red Hat
7 82 (4.89%) Cisco
8 57 (3.40%) HP
9 49 (2.92%) F5
10 42 (2.50%) Splunk
11 38 (2.26%) Adobe
12 32 (1.91%) CA
13 31 (1.85%) ATG
14 28 (1.67%) ServiceNow
15 26 (1.55%) Apple
16 25 (1.49%) Dell
16 25 (1.49%) Siebel
17 23 (1.37%) SOASTA, Inc
18 22 (1.31%) SAP
19 21 (1.25%) TIBCO
Erskine, Renfrewshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250 - £281 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
West Sussex
Salt
Rate: £300 - £450 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Bristol, Avon
LA International
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £575 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
Staffworx Ltd
Rate: to £500 day
Posted: 20 hours ago
East London
Intelletec
Rate: From £600 to £700 per day
Posted: 21 hours ago
Staines, Middlesex
Randstad Technologies
Rate: £0.00 per hour
Posted: Yesterday
London
Mercator IT Solutions
Rate: £Market
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Hays Finance Technology
Rate: £550.00 - £620.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Stirlingshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £600.00 - £650.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
New Cavendish Street, Central London
University of Westminster
Rate: £44,579 p.a. (incl. L.W.A.)
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £350.00 - £500.00 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Oxfordshire
Nigel Frank International Ltd
Posted: 3 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £450.00 - £490.00 per annum
Posted: 4 days ago
Bournemouth, Dorset
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Croydon, Surrey
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £350 - £435 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Bishop's Stortford, Hertfordshire
Give-A-Grad-A-Go Ltd
Rate: £18k - 22k per year
Posted: 4 days ago
Worthing
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: £475 - £550+ per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £320 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £350 - £416 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: EXCELLENT RATES
Posted: 8 days ago
UK
Edward Carter Solutions
Rate: EXCELLENT RATES
Posted: 8 days ago
West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
West London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £320 - £350 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
iKas International
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 days ago
London
Cognitive Group Ltd
Rate: £400 - £550 per annum
Posted: 17 days ago