Period
to 25 May 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for HTTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HTTP over the 6 months to 25 May 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.

HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
UK > England
6 months to
25 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 188 165
Rank change year-on-year -43 -23 +47
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,094 1,192 1,540
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.18% 1.43% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.76% 10.18% 10.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 795 803 1,029
England median daily rate £500 £475 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +6.74% +11.25%
10th Percentile £353 £350 £319
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £430
% change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +7.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 17
England median hourly rate £21.50 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.57% +8.75% -3.03%
10th Percentile £16.29 £19.25 £22.78
90th Percentile £35.56 £56.75 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -50.57% +8.75% -3.03%

HTTP 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 advertised in England with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 12,484 11,705 14,510
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.45% 14.01% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,724 7,204 8,805
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £206 £213 £224
90th Percentile £600 £587 £575
UK median daily rate £423 £412 £400
% change year-on-year +2.55% +3.00% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 683 652 622
England median hourly rate £20.00 £19.90 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.50% -20.40% +16.28%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.98
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £20.76 £25.00
% change year-on-year -6.12% -16.98% +15.85%

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing HTTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for HTTP in England

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTP in England

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTP in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTP in England

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HTTP in England

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in England

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTP in England over the 6 months to 25 May 2018.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HTTP in England

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the England region over the 6 months to 25 May 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
London -18 636 £525 +5.00% 148
South East -33 173 £450 -5.26% 42
North of England -72 120 £469 +6.53% 38
East of England +6 83 £500 - 30
Yorkshire -53 74 £450 - 12
Midlands -40 47 £488 +2.63% 17
North West -27 38 £456 +10.61% 25
West Midlands -41 37 £500 +5.26% 11
South West +6 32 £413 -10.33% 15
North East -17 11 £578 +43.31% 1
East Midlands -18 10 £390 -23.15% 6
South Coast -1 2 - -
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 May 2018, IT contractor jobs citing HTTP 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 across the England region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 564 (51.55%) Agile Software Development
2 513 (46.89%) Java
3 449 (41.04%) Linux
4 389 (35.56%) Git (software)
5 355 (32.45%) JavaScript
6 345 (31.54%) REST
7 329 (30.07%) Continuous Integration
8 327 (29.89%) TCP/IP
9 316 (28.88%) HTML
10 311 (28.43%) TDD
11 310 (28.34%) Test Automation
12 278 (25.41%) Jenkins
13 268 (24.50%) CSS
14 262 (23.95%) Web Services
15 255 (23.31%) DevOps
16 251 (22.94%) SSL
17 244 (22.30%) Configuration Management
18 238 (21.76%) Open Source
19 229 (20.93%) Relational Database
20 220 (20.11%) Amazon AWS
21 212 (19.38%) SQL
22 211 (19.29%) Docker
23 210 (19.20%) MongoDB
24 205 (18.74%) Microservices
25 204 (18.65%) Scrum
26 201 (18.37%) Python
27 198 (18.10%) XML
28 196 (17.92%) RESTful
29 188 (17.18%) Unix
30 184 (16.82%) Apache

HTTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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
1 184 (16.82%) Apache
2 100 (9.14%) Tomcat
3 83 (7.59%) WebSphere
4 78 (7.13%) Confluence
5 71 (6.49%) nginx
6 58 (5.30%) IIS
7 39 (3.56%) Apache Spark
8 38 (3.47%) Elasticsearch
9 31 (2.83%) JBoss
10 25 (2.29%) Jetty
11 23 (2.10%) Mongrel
12 22 (2.01%) WebLogic
13 19 (1.74%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (1.28%) CMS
15 11 (1.01%) Commerce Server
16 10 (0.91%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.91%) OpenStack
16 10 (0.91%) WebSphere Application Server
17 8 (0.73%) IBM HTTP Server
17 8 (0.73%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 6 (0.55%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.37%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.37%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.091%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.091%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 9 (0.82%) Magento
2 4 (0.37%) Global One
3 3 (0.27%) BusinessWorks
3 3 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
3 3 (0.27%) ION MarketView
4 1 (0.091%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.091%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 220 (20.11%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (9.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 57 (5.21%) GitHub
4 39 (3.56%) Amazon EC2
5 37 (3.38%) PaaS
6 36 (3.29%) Google Cloud Platform
7 35 (3.20%) Heroku
8 31 (2.83%) Serverless
9 24 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (2.01%) npm
11 21 (1.92%) SaaS
11 21 (1.92%) Slack
12 20 (1.83%) Google App Engine
13 17 (1.55%) Amazon S3
14 15 (1.37%) Google Analytics
15 14 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
16 12 (1.10%) Azure Active Directory
16 12 (1.10%) IaaS
17 11 (1.01%) Cloud Computing
17 11 (1.01%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 327 (29.89%) TCP/IP
2 251 (22.94%) SSL
3 162 (14.81%) DNS
4 153 (13.99%) FTP
5 92 (8.41%) Firewall
6 72 (6.58%) IPsec
7 66 (6.03%) SMTP
8 59 (5.39%) DHCP
9 56 (5.12%) HTTPS
10 47 (4.30%) Internet
11 33 (3.02%) SSH
11 33 (3.02%) VPN
12 22 (2.01%) WAN
13 21 (1.92%) Network Security
13 21 (1.92%) SNMP
13 21 (1.92%) VoIP
14 18 (1.65%) Intrusion Detection
14 18 (1.65%) MPLS
15 17 (1.55%) LAN
15 17 (1.55%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 229 (20.93%) Relational Database
2 210 (19.20%) MongoDB
3 152 (13.89%) NoSQL
4 151 (13.80%) MySQL
5 115 (10.51%) PostgreSQL
6 109 (9.96%) SQL Server
7 67 (6.12%) RDBMS
8 54 (4.94%) Apache Cassandra
9 50 (4.57%) Neo4j
10 49 (4.48%) Big Data
11 36 (3.29%) Redis
12 28 (2.56%) Hadoop
13 22 (2.01%) DB2
14 16 (1.46%) HBase
15 15 (1.37%) Amazon RDS
16 13 (1.19%) CouchDB
17 12 (1.10%) Power BI
18 11 (1.01%) Siebel EIM
19 10 (0.91%) SQL Server 2008
20 9 (0.82%) Amazon DynamoDB
Development Applications
1 389 (35.56%) Git (software)
2 278 (25.41%) Jenkins
3 152 (13.89%) Subversion
4 97 (8.87%) JIRA
4 97 (8.87%) JUnit
5 91 (8.32%) Cucumber
6 79 (7.22%) Maven
7 71 (6.49%) Mockito
8 65 (5.94%) Gradle
9 60 (5.48%) gulp
10 50 (4.57%) Travis CI
11 48 (4.39%) webpack
12 47 (4.30%) Selenium
13 37 (3.38%) Ant
13 37 (3.38%) GitLab
13 37 (3.38%) Grunt
14 35 (3.20%) Gatling
15 29 (2.65%) Jasmine
16 28 (2.56%) Hudson
16 28 (2.56%) SonarQube
General
1 99 (9.05%) Finance
2 47 (4.30%) Banking
3 36 (3.29%) Telecoms
4 25 (2.29%) Retail
5 20 (1.83%) Marketing
6 14 (1.28%) Law
7 13 (1.19%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.10%) Automotive
8 12 (1.10%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.01%) Financial Institution
9 11 (1.01%) Games
10 9 (0.82%) Legal
11 7 (0.64%) Back Office
12 6 (0.55%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.46%) Advertising
13 5 (0.46%) Electronics
14 3 (0.27%) Front Office
14 3 (0.27%) Publishing
15 2 (0.18%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 531 (48.54%) Developer
2 172 (15.72%) Java Developer
3 127 (11.61%) DevOps Engineer
4 105 (9.60%) Architect
5 68 (6.22%) Senior Developer
6 67 (6.12%) Scala Developer
7 66 (6.03%) Agile Developer
8 46 (4.20%) JavaScript Developer
8 46 (4.20%) Senior Java Developer
9 45 (4.11%) Technical Architect
10 44 (4.02%) Linux/Unix DevOps
11 39 (3.56%) Linux Engineer
12 38 (3.47%) AWS Engineer
12 38 (3.47%) Consultant
13 35 (3.20%) AWS DevOps
13 35 (3.20%) C# Developer
14 34 (3.11%) .NET Developer
14 34 (3.11%) Senior DevOps
15 33 (3.02%) Agile Java Developer
16 32 (2.93%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 345 (31.54%) REST
2 316 (28.88%) HTML
3 268 (24.50%) CSS
4 262 (23.95%) Web Services
5 198 (18.10%) XML
6 196 (17.92%) RESTful
7 158 (14.44%) Spring
8 156 (14.26%) SOAP
9 151 (13.80%) AngularJS
10 130 (11.88%) JSON
11 121 (11.06%) HTML5
12 119 (10.88%) Node.js
13 118 (10.79%) .NET
14 87 (7.95%) OAuth
15 86 (7.86%) Dropwizard
16 81 (7.40%) Guice
17 77 (7.04%) OAuth2
18 74 (6.76%) J2EE
19 73 (6.67%) Ajax
20 69 (6.31%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 63 (5.76%) Analytical Skills
2 56 (5.12%) User Experience
3 52 (4.75%) Mobile App
4 33 (3.02%) Public Cloud
5 32 (2.93%) Computer Science
5 32 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
6 30 (2.74%) Greenfield Project
7 22 (2.01%) Data Centre
7 22 (2.01%) Enterprise Software
8 19 (1.74%) Clustering
8 19 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (1.46%) Fintech
10 13 (1.19%) Client/Server
10 13 (1.19%) Mainframe
10 13 (1.19%) MPEG
11 12 (1.10%) PKI
12 11 (1.01%) Hedge funds
12 11 (1.01%) Replication
13 10 (0.91%) Credit Risk
13 10 (0.91%) Cyberthreat
Operating Systems
1 449 (41.04%) Linux
2 188 (17.18%) Unix
3 110 (10.05%) Windows
4 57 (5.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 55 (5.03%) Mac OS X
6 43 (3.93%) Ubuntu
7 42 (3.84%) Android
8 32 (2.93%) CentOS
9 27 (2.47%) Windows Server
10 13 (1.19%) Apple iOS
10 13 (1.19%) Solaris
11 12 (1.10%) Debian
12 6 (0.55%) AIX
12 6 (0.55%) Mac OS
13 5 (0.46%) Fedora
13 5 (0.46%) Windows 7
14 4 (0.37%) Windows 10
14 4 (0.37%) Windows 8
14 4 (0.37%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 3 (0.27%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 564 (51.55%) Agile Software Development
2 329 (30.07%) Continuous Integration
3 311 (28.43%) TDD
4 310 (28.34%) Test Automation
5 255 (23.31%) DevOps
6 244 (22.30%) Configuration Management
7 238 (21.76%) Open Source
8 205 (18.74%) Microservices
9 204 (18.65%) Scrum
10 157 (14.35%) BDD
11 148 (13.53%) Problem-Solving
12 137 (12.52%) Unit Testing
13 118 (10.79%) MVC
13 118 (10.79%) Software Engineering
14 116 (10.60%) OO
15 112 (10.24%) OOP
16 103 (9.41%) Continuous Delivery
17 94 (8.59%) Web Development
18 80 (7.31%) Pair Programming
19 78 (7.13%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 513 (46.89%) Java
2 355 (32.45%) JavaScript
3 212 (19.38%) SQL
4 201 (18.37%) Python
5 163 (14.90%) Ruby
6 117 (10.69%) C#
7 111 (10.15%) Scala
8 96 (8.78%) Perl
9 88 (8.04%) Java 8
10 85 (7.77%) Bash Shell
11 79 (7.22%) Groovy
12 77 (7.04%) ES6
13 61 (5.58%) PHP
14 55 (5.03%) TypeScript
15 46 (4.20%) Go
16 37 (3.38%) Shell Script
17 31 (2.83%) PowerShell
18 29 (2.65%) C++
19 25 (2.29%) JSX
20 24 (2.19%) C
Qualifications
1 128 (11.70%) Security Cleared
2 102 (9.32%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.75%) Degree
4 44 (4.02%) BPSS Clearance
5 31 (2.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 24 (2.19%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.37%) CCNP
8 12 (1.10%) CISSP
8 12 (1.10%) Siebel Certification
9 10 (0.91%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.82%) CEH
10 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.64%) CCNA
12 5 (0.46%) CCIE
12 5 (0.46%) GCIA
12 5 (0.46%) GCIH
12 5 (0.46%) GIAC
12 5 (0.46%) GSEC
12 5 (0.46%) MCP
13 4 (0.37%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (4.30%) QA
2 8 (0.73%) GCP
3 6 (0.55%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.46%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.46%) SLA
5 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.091%) GDPR
6 1 (0.091%) HL7
6 1 (0.091%) PMO
6 1 (0.091%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 211 (19.29%) Docker
2 71 (6.49%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (4.57%) Virtual Machines
4 42 (3.84%) Active Directory
5 27 (2.47%) Xen
6 17 (1.55%) vCloud
7 14 (1.28%) HDFS
8 9 (0.82%) KVM
8 9 (0.82%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.73%) vSphere
10 7 (0.64%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.55%) NFS
11 6 (0.55%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.46%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.46%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.37%) Postfix
13 4 (0.37%) Squid
13 4 (0.37%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 175 (16.00%) Puppet
2 124 (11.33%) Opscode Chef
3 100 (9.14%) Ansible
4 70 (6.40%) Kubernetes
5 63 (5.76%) Terraform
6 43 (3.93%) Kibana
7 37 (3.38%) Salt
8 33 (3.02%) Docker Swarm
9 26 (2.38%) logstash
10 24 (2.19%) Grafana
11 23 (2.10%) Prometheus
12 17 (1.55%) Nagios
13 13 (1.19%) Mesos
14 11 (1.01%) vCenter Server
15 10 (0.91%) Nessus
15 10 (0.91%) QRadar
16 9 (0.82%) Nmap
16 9 (0.82%) SCCM
17 8 (0.73%) Fluentd
17 8 (0.73%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 91 (8.32%) Google
2 89 (8.14%) Microsoft
3 86 (7.86%) VMware
4 72 (6.58%) Oracle
5 53 (4.84%) Cisco
6 41 (3.75%) IBM
7 33 (3.02%) Splunk
8 26 (2.38%) HP
8 26 (2.38%) Red Hat
9 25 (2.29%) webMethods
10 23 (2.10%) Salesforce.com
11 19 (1.74%) AppDynamics
12 16 (1.46%) CheckPoint
12 16 (1.46%) F5
13 15 (1.37%) SAP
14 14 (1.28%) Siebel
15 13 (1.19%) Software AG
16 12 (1.10%) SaltStack
17 11 (1.01%) Atlassian
17 11 (1.01%) New Relic