Period
to 24 June 2019

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 24 June 2019 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
24 Jun 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 289 240 185
Rank change year-on-year -49 -55 -10
Contract jobs citing HTTP 750 1,055 1,202
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.90% 1.15% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.14% 8.62% 10.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 567 753 779
England median daily rate £525 £500 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +2.56% +10.17%
10th Percentile £375 £351 £350
90th Percentile £638 £623 £599
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +10.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 20 27
England median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £43.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -43.02% +21.13%
10th Percentile £15.37 £16.39 £17.87
90th Percentile £80.50 £35.58 £55.25
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £24.50 £43.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% -43.02% +21.13%

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 10,500 12,242 11,793
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.65% 13.37% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,506 7,530 7,173
England median daily rate £435 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.35% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £206 £206 £213
90th Percentile £613 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £408
% change year-on-year - +4.29% +1.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 668 669
England median hourly rate £21.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £12.23 £11.00
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.60 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £21.00 £19.06 £19.90
% change year-on-year +10.18% -4.22% -23.46%

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019.

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 24 June 2019. 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 -69 382 £536 +2.14% 29
North of England +63 165 £525 +16.67% 7
South East -37 90 £450 +5.88% 4
Yorkshire +31 87 £525 +16.67% 1
North West +41 62 £525 +17.32% 4
Midlands +18 40 £500 +8.93% 2
South West -16 35 £500 +21.95% 4
East of England -40 34 £500 +2.56% 4
West Midlands 0 23 £525 +10.53% 1
East Midlands +24 17 £400 +3.23% 1
North East +19 16 £475 -5.00% 2
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2019, 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.

1 404 (53.87%) Java
2 390 (52.00%) Linux
3 348 (46.40%) Agile Software Development
4 288 (38.40%) DevOps
5 280 (37.33%) Continuous Integration
6 272 (36.27%) Jenkins
7 271 (36.13%) Git (software)
8 268 (35.73%) TCP/IP
9 262 (34.93%) Test Automation
10 232 (30.93%) Configuration Management
11 211 (28.13%) JavaScript
12 209 (27.87%) Amazon AWS
13 203 (27.07%) Puppet
14 201 (26.80%) DNS
15 197 (26.27%) Python
16 196 (26.13%) Microservices
17 195 (26.00%) SSL
18 193 (25.73%) REST
19 182 (24.27%) HTML
20 179 (23.87%) Open Source
21 178 (23.73%) Docker
21 178 (23.73%) TDD
22 175 (23.33%) MongoDB
23 173 (23.07%) Relational Database
24 167 (22.27%) FTP
25 153 (20.40%) SQL
26 137 (18.27%) Kubernetes
27 136 (18.13%) Spring
28 134 (17.87%) Unix
29 123 (16.40%) Scrum

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
1 115 (15.33%) Apache
2 77 (10.27%) Tomcat
3 64 (8.53%) nginx
4 57 (7.60%) WebSphere
5 50 (6.67%) Confluence
6 46 (6.13%) IIS
7 43 (5.73%) Jetty
8 33 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
9 32 (4.27%) Mongrel
10 30 (4.00%) WebLogic
11 19 (2.53%) JBoss
12 17 (2.27%) WebSphere Application Server
13 14 (1.87%) Apache Spark
13 14 (1.87%) IBM HTTP Server
14 13 (1.73%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 9 (1.20%) SharePoint
16 8 (1.07%) Oracle Coherence
17 7 (0.93%) Cloud Foundry
18 6 (0.80%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 6 (0.80%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (1.07%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
3 3 (0.40%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (1.73%) SAP ERP
1 13 (1.73%) SAP Hybris
2 7 (0.93%) Dynamics CRM
3 5 (0.67%) Magento
4 4 (0.53%) BusinessWorks
4 4 (0.53%) Oracle BPM
5 3 (0.40%) SAP S/4HANA
6 2 (0.27%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.13%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 209 (27.87%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (13.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (9.07%) Amazon EC2
4 66 (8.80%) Google Cloud Platform
5 38 (5.07%) Amazon S3
6 36 (4.80%) Serverless
7 33 (4.40%) Google App Engine
8 28 (3.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 27 (3.60%) Route 53
10 26 (3.47%) Amazon ELB
11 25 (3.33%) Amazon SQS
12 19 (2.53%) PaaS
13 18 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
14 16 (2.13%) Amazon ECS
14 16 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
14 16 (2.13%) GitHub
15 14 (1.87%) Amazon EKS
16 13 (1.73%) Azure Functions
17 12 (1.60%) AWS Lambda
17 12 (1.60%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 268 (35.73%) TCP/IP
2 201 (26.80%) DNS
3 195 (26.00%) SSL
4 167 (22.27%) FTP
5 116 (15.47%) DHCP
6 95 (12.67%) IPsec
7 45 (6.00%) Internet
7 45 (6.00%) SMTP
8 37 (4.93%) HTTPS
9 29 (3.87%) Firewall
10 23 (3.07%) SSH
11 22 (2.93%) VPN
12 12 (1.60%) WAN
13 11 (1.47%) LAN
14 10 (1.33%) Kerberos
14 10 (1.33%) SNMP
15 9 (1.20%) Intrusion Detection
15 9 (1.20%) OSPF
16 7 (0.93%) NAS
17 6 (0.80%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 175 (23.33%) MongoDB
2 173 (23.07%) Relational Database
3 115 (15.33%) MySQL
4 110 (14.67%) NoSQL
5 81 (10.80%) RDBMS
6 71 (9.47%) PostgreSQL
7 66 (8.80%) SQL Server
8 44 (5.87%) Apache Cassandra
9 31 (4.13%) Neo4j
10 26 (3.47%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 21 (2.80%) Big Data
12 16 (2.13%) Amazon RDS
13 14 (1.87%) Cosmos DB
14 9 (1.20%) DB2
15 7 (0.93%) Blockchain
16 6 (0.80%) SQL Server 2012
17 5 (0.67%) Power BI
17 5 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 4 (0.53%) Hadoop
18 4 (0.53%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 272 (36.27%) Jenkins
2 271 (36.13%) Git (software)
3 89 (11.87%) Subversion
4 81 (10.80%) JUnit
5 78 (10.40%) Travis CI
6 75 (10.00%) Cucumber
6 75 (10.00%) Maven
7 70 (9.33%) JIRA
8 53 (7.07%) Mockito
9 45 (6.00%) Selenium
10 44 (5.87%) GitLab
11 38 (5.07%) Gatling
12 34 (4.53%) SonarQube
13 33 (4.40%) Gradle
13 33 (4.40%) gulp
14 26 (3.47%) Bitbucket
14 26 (3.47%) IntelliJ
15 25 (3.33%) Eclipse
16 22 (2.93%) Ant
17 20 (2.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 72 (9.60%) Finance
2 49 (6.53%) Banking
3 27 (3.60%) Retail
4 13 (1.73%) Marketing
5 12 (1.60%) Investment Banking
6 11 (1.47%) Telecoms
7 9 (1.20%) Electronics
7 9 (1.20%) Games
7 9 (1.20%) Manufacturing
8 6 (0.80%) Law
9 4 (0.53%) Back Office
9 4 (0.53%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.53%) Legal
10 3 (0.40%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.40%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.27%) Publishing
12 1 (0.13%) Advertising
12 1 (0.13%) Automotive
12 1 (0.13%) Front Office
12 1 (0.13%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 312 (41.60%) Developer
2 145 (19.33%) DevOps Engineer
3 125 (16.67%) Java Developer
4 69 (9.20%) Senior Developer
5 48 (6.40%) Scala Developer
6 41 (5.47%) Architect
7 38 (5.07%) Agile Developer
8 37 (4.93%) AWS Engineer
9 30 (4.00%) Senior DevOps
10 28 (3.73%) AWS DevOps
11 27 (3.60%) JavaScript Developer
11 27 (3.60%) Senior Java Developer
12 26 (3.47%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 24 (3.20%) Administrator
13 24 (3.20%) Analyst
13 24 (3.20%) Consultant
14 20 (2.67%) Tester
15 18 (2.40%) Agile Java Developer
16 17 (2.27%) Linux Engineer
16 17 (2.27%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 193 (25.73%) REST
2 182 (24.27%) HTML
3 136 (18.13%) Spring
4 116 (15.47%) JSON
5 115 (15.33%) Web Services
6 112 (14.93%) XML
7 108 (14.40%) CSS
8 100 (13.33%) .NET
9 99 (13.20%) RESTful
10 86 (11.47%) SOAP
11 70 (9.33%) J2EE
11 70 (9.33%) Node.js
12 63 (8.40%) HTML5
13 58 (7.73%) Guice
14 55 (7.33%) AngularJS
14 55 (7.33%) Dropwizard
15 47 (6.27%) Servlets
16 44 (5.87%) Play Framework
16 44 (5.87%) Spring Boot
17 43 (5.73%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 38 (5.07%) Analytical Skills
2 22 (2.93%) Public Cloud
3 17 (2.27%) PKI
4 16 (2.13%) Data Centre
4 16 (2.13%) User Experience
5 15 (2.00%) Greenfield Project
6 13 (1.73%) Enterprise Software
7 10 (1.33%) Mobile App
7 10 (1.33%) Private Cloud
8 9 (1.20%) Algorithms
8 9 (1.20%) Management Information System
8 9 (1.20%) W3C
9 8 (1.07%) Cloud Native
10 7 (0.93%) Data Structures
11 6 (0.80%) N-Tier
11 6 (0.80%) Self-Motivation
11 6 (0.80%) Virtual Team
12 5 (0.67%) Cyber Defence
12 5 (0.67%) Linux Command Line
12 5 (0.67%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 390 (52.00%) Linux
2 134 (17.87%) Unix
3 105 (14.00%) Windows
4 49 (6.53%) Mac OS X
4 49 (6.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 45 (6.00%) Windows Server
6 35 (4.67%) CentOS
7 18 (2.40%) Ubuntu
7 18 (2.40%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (2.27%) AIX
9 16 (2.13%) Windows 10
10 9 (1.20%) Windows 7
11 8 (1.07%) Android
12 6 (0.80%) Apple iOS
12 6 (0.80%) Solaris
12 6 (0.80%) Windows 8
13 5 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.53%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.27%) Embedded Linux
15 2 (0.27%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 348 (46.40%) Agile Software Development
2 288 (38.40%) DevOps
3 280 (37.33%) Continuous Integration
4 262 (34.93%) Test Automation
5 232 (30.93%) Configuration Management
6 196 (26.13%) Microservices
7 179 (23.87%) Open Source
8 178 (23.73%) TDD
9 123 (16.40%) Scrum
10 110 (14.67%) BDD
11 104 (13.87%) Problem-Solving
12 94 (12.53%) OO
13 82 (10.93%) OOP
14 65 (8.67%) Software Engineering
15 64 (8.53%) Web Development
16 62 (8.27%) Continuous Deployment
17 61 (8.13%) Responsive Web Design
18 60 (8.00%) Web Design
19 58 (7.73%) Pair Programming
19 58 (7.73%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 404 (53.87%) Java
2 211 (28.13%) JavaScript
3 197 (26.27%) Python
4 153 (20.40%) SQL
5 98 (13.07%) Ruby
6 81 (10.80%) Bash Shell
7 74 (9.87%) C#
8 70 (9.33%) Scala
9 58 (7.73%) PowerShell
10 57 (7.60%) Perl
11 39 (5.20%) Shell Script
12 38 (5.07%) ES6
12 38 (5.07%) Groovy
13 36 (4.80%) Java 8
13 36 (4.80%) PHP
14 26 (3.47%) TypeScript
15 20 (2.67%) C
16 16 (2.13%) C++
17 12 (1.60%) Haskell
18 11 (1.47%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 52 (6.93%) Security Cleared
2 38 (5.07%) BPSS Clearance
3 34 (4.53%) SC Cleared
4 19 (2.53%) Degree
5 15 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
6 11 (1.47%) ITIL Certification
7 10 (1.33%) CCNA
7 10 (1.33%) CISSP
7 10 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
7 10 (1.33%) Microsoft Certification
8 7 (0.93%) CCNP
8 7 (0.93%) DBS Check
8 7 (0.93%) MCSA
9 6 (0.80%) A+ Certification
9 6 (0.80%) CCIE
9 6 (0.80%) CISM
9 6 (0.80%) MCDST
10 5 (0.67%) ISTQB
11 4 (0.53%) GCIA
11 4 (0.53%) GCIH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 37 (4.93%) QA
2 7 (0.93%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.80%) NCSC
4 5 (0.67%) GDPR
4 5 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.67%) NIST
5 4 (0.53%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.27%) PSD2
6 2 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.13%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.13%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.13%) HL7
7 1 (0.13%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.13%) SLA
System Software
1 178 (23.73%) Docker
2 62 (8.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (6.93%) Virtual Machines
4 49 (6.53%) Active Directory
5 32 (4.27%) Xen
6 11 (1.47%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (1.20%) vSphere
8 5 (0.67%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.67%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.53%) Firmware
10 3 (0.40%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.40%) KVM
10 3 (0.40%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.27%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.27%) NDS
11 2 (0.27%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 2 (0.27%) VirtualBox
11 2 (0.27%) VMware Workstation
12 1 (0.13%) LXC
12 1 (0.13%) Snort
Systems Management
1 203 (27.07%) Puppet
2 137 (18.27%) Kubernetes
3 107 (14.27%) Opscode Chef
4 105 (14.00%) Terraform
5 87 (11.60%) Ansible
6 38 (5.07%) Grafana
7 28 (3.73%) Prometheus
8 26 (3.47%) Packer
9 20 (2.67%) Kibana
9 20 (2.67%) SCCM
10 16 (2.13%) Docker Swarm
10 16 (2.13%) Salt
11 15 (2.00%) Rancher
12 10 (1.33%) vCenter Server
13 8 (1.07%) Control-M
14 7 (0.93%) Nagios
14 7 (0.93%) Perfmon
15 6 (0.80%) WMI
15 6 (0.80%) ZABBIX
16 5 (0.67%) Norton AntiVirus
Vendors
1 81 (10.80%) Google
2 75 (10.00%) Microsoft
3 69 (9.20%) VMware
4 60 (8.00%) Oracle
5 37 (4.93%) IBM
6 30 (4.00%) SAP
7 21 (2.80%) Red Hat
8 18 (2.40%) Cisco
9 17 (2.27%) F5
10 16 (2.13%) Citrix
11 14 (1.87%) Adobe
11 14 (1.87%) hybris
12 12 (1.60%) Black Duck
12 12 (1.60%) webMethods
13 10 (1.33%) New Relic
14 9 (1.20%) Atlassian
14 9 (1.20%) MuleSoft
15 8 (1.07%) AppDynamics
15 8 (1.07%) BMC
15 8 (1.07%) SolarWinds