Period
to 29 September 2020

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 29 September 2020 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
29 Sep 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 263 322 246
Rank change year-on-year +59 -76 -12
Contract jobs citing HTTP 229 645 1,086
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.88% 0.82% 1.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.54% 6.21% 8.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 462 698
Median daily rate £488 £513 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.83% +2.50% -
10th Percentile £356 £378 £360
90th Percentile £638 £652 £638
UK median daily rate £488 £513 £500
% change year-on-year -4.78% +2.50% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 8
Median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £27.42
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -30.00% +82.33% -17.00%
10th Percentile £25.00 £40.30 £18.73
90th Percentile £40.00 £54.75 £35.40
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £50.00 £27.42
% change year-on-year -30.00% +82.33% -17.00%

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 3,501 10,389 12,337
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.53% 13.15% 13.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,045 6,379 7,517
Median daily rate £438 £425 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% - +4.94%
10th Percentile £213 £200 £200
90th Percentile £625 £610 £613
UK median daily rate £432 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +1.66% - +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 509 627
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.25% +27.50% +8.11%
10th Percentile £14.02 £12.75 £12.25
90th Percentile £55.00 £53.75 £48.75
Median hourly rate £35.00 £27.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +27.27% +37.50% +4.58%

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for HTTP in England

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HTTP in England.

Daily rate trend for HTTP in England

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HTTP in England over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

Daily rate histogram for HTTP in England

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HTTP in England.

Hourly rate trend for HTTP in England

HTTP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing HTTP in England over the 6 months to 29 September 2020.

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 29 September 2020. 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 +81 140 £525 -4.55% 56
North of England +28 31 £425 -15.00% 17
North West +39 25 £440 -12.00% 6
East of England +92 24 £425 -5.56% 13
South East +100 22 £412 -13.37% 36
South West +89 6 £308 -31.67% 14
Yorkshire +50 3 £408 -20.49% 7
North East +20 3 £394 -19.80% 4
Midlands +65 1 - - 16
West Midlands +46 1 - - 12
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 September 2020, 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 98 (42.79%) Java
2 93 (40.61%) Linux
3 90 (39.30%) Python
4 88 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
5 74 (32.31%) DevOps
6 70 (30.57%) Jenkins
6 70 (30.57%) DNS
7 69 (30.13%) Git (software)
8 61 (26.64%) TCP/IP
9 55 (24.02%) REST
10 54 (23.58%) Puppet
11 51 (22.27%) Test Automation
12 50 (21.83%) JSON
12 50 (21.83%) Configuration Management
12 50 (21.83%) Opscode Chef
13 49 (21.40%) SSL
13 49 (21.40%) AWS
14 48 (20.96%) Continuous Integration
15 47 (20.52%) HTML
15 47 (20.52%) Docker
16 45 (19.65%) Microservices
17 44 (19.21%) JavaScript
18 43 (18.78%) Web Services
18 43 (18.78%) Apache
18 43 (18.78%) Problem-Solving
19 42 (18.34%) Kubernetes
20 41 (17.90%) Windows
21 40 (17.47%) Ansible
22 39 (17.03%) Relational Database
23 37 (16.16%) RESTful

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 43 (18.78%) Apache
2 35 (15.28%) Tomcat
3 21 (9.17%) JBoss
4 16 (6.99%) WebSphere
5 13 (5.68%) Confluence
6 12 (5.24%) Apache Solr
7 11 (4.80%) IIS
8 9 (3.93%) Red Hat Fuse
9 8 (3.49%) WebSphere Application Server
10 7 (3.06%) Apache Spark
10 7 (3.06%) IBM HTTP Server
10 7 (3.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 6 (2.62%) Anypoint
12 5 (2.18%) nginx
12 5 (2.18%) SharePoint
13 4 (1.75%) Apache ServiceMix
13 4 (1.75%) BizTalk Server
14 3 (1.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 2 (0.87%) Mule
15 2 (0.87%) Oracle Service Bus
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 6 (2.62%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.44%) Magento
2 1 (0.44%) SAP Retail
2 1 (0.44%) SAP S/4HANA
2 1 (0.44%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 49 (21.40%) AWS
2 36 (15.72%) Azure
3 15 (6.55%) Coveralls
3 15 (6.55%) GitHub
3 15 (6.55%) SaaS
4 12 (5.24%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 12 (5.24%) AWS CloudFormation
4 12 (5.24%) GCP
4 12 (5.24%) OpenShift
4 12 (5.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 10 (4.37%) AWS Lambda
5 10 (4.37%) Serverless
6 8 (3.49%) Apigee
6 8 (3.49%) AWS CloudTrail
6 8 (3.49%) PaaS
7 6 (2.62%) Amazon EC2
7 6 (2.62%) Boomi
8 5 (2.18%) Amazon S3
8 5 (2.18%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (2.18%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 70 (30.57%) DNS
2 61 (26.64%) TCP/IP
3 49 (21.40%) SSL
4 36 (15.72%) DHCP
5 34 (14.85%) Firewall
6 29 (12.66%) HTTPS
7 23 (10.04%) FTP
8 19 (8.30%) SMTP
9 13 (5.68%) IPsec
10 10 (4.37%) Internet
10 10 (4.37%) IPv4
10 10 (4.37%) IPv6
10 10 (4.37%) Wi-Fi
10 10 (4.37%) Wireshark
11 9 (3.93%) Network Security
11 9 (3.93%) SNMP
11 9 (3.93%) SSH
12 8 (3.49%) VPN
13 7 (3.06%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (3.06%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (17.03%) Relational Database
2 33 (14.41%) SQL Server
3 22 (9.61%) NoSQL
4 21 (9.17%) MongoDB
5 19 (8.30%) MySQL
6 18 (7.86%) RDBMS
7 13 (5.68%) SQL Server 2016
8 10 (4.37%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (3.49%) Neo4j
10 6 (2.62%) Big Data
11 5 (2.18%) Amazon RDS
12 4 (1.75%) Apache Cassandra
12 4 (1.75%) BusinessObjects
12 4 (1.75%) Couchbase
12 4 (1.75%) Flink
13 2 (0.87%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.87%) Redis
14 1 (0.44%) MariaDB
14 1 (0.44%) Oracle Database
14 1 (0.44%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 70 (30.57%) Jenkins
2 69 (30.13%) Git (software)
3 36 (15.72%) JUnit
4 32 (13.97%) Maven
5 29 (12.66%) Gradle
6 28 (12.23%) JIRA
7 26 (11.35%) SonarQube
8 18 (7.86%) Cucumber
9 16 (6.99%) TeamCity
10 15 (6.55%) Bitbucket Server
11 13 (5.68%) SoapUI
12 10 (4.37%) JMeter
13 8 (3.49%) Gatling
13 8 (3.49%) Selenium
13 8 (3.49%) Subversion
14 6 (2.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (2.62%) Visual Studio
14 6 (2.62%) webpack
15 5 (2.18%) Bitbucket
15 5 (2.18%) Eclipse
General
1 29 (12.66%) Finance
2 19 (8.30%) Public Sector
3 12 (5.24%) Banking
4 9 (3.93%) Marketing
5 6 (2.62%) Manufacturing
5 6 (2.62%) Telecoms
6 4 (1.75%) Electronics
6 4 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 3 (1.31%) Advertising
7 3 (1.31%) Legal
7 3 (1.31%) Retail Banking
8 2 (0.87%) Law
8 2 (0.87%) Pharmaceutical
8 2 (0.87%) Retail
9 1 (0.44%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 78 (34.06%) Developer
2 31 (13.54%) Java Developer
3 28 (12.23%) DevOps Engineer
4 14 (6.11%) Cloud Engineer
5 13 (5.68%) Consultant
5 13 (5.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 12 (5.24%) Linux Engineer
7 11 (4.80%) AWS Engineer
8 10 (4.37%) Architect
9 8 (3.49%) Security Engineer
9 8 (3.49%) Senior DevOps
10 7 (3.06%) Middleware Consultant
10 7 (3.06%) Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.62%) Administrator
11 6 (2.62%) Analyst
11 6 (2.62%) CRM Developer
11 6 (2.62%) Full Stack Developer
11 6 (2.62%) Linux Administrator
11 6 (2.62%) Linux Systems Administrator
11 6 (2.62%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 55 (24.02%) REST
2 50 (21.83%) JSON
3 47 (20.52%) HTML
4 43 (18.78%) Web Services
5 37 (16.16%) RESTful
6 34 (14.85%) SOAP
7 33 (14.41%) CSS
7 33 (14.41%) XML
8 25 (10.92%) Middleware
8 25 (10.92%) Spring
9 24 (10.48%) AngularJS
10 19 (8.30%) .NET
10 19 (8.30%) Spring Boot
11 18 (7.86%) Node.js
12 16 (6.99%) LDAP
12 16 (6.99%) Sass
13 15 (6.55%) HTML5
14 12 (5.24%) J2EE
14 12 (5.24%) RabbitMQ
15 11 (4.80%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (7.42%) Analytical Skills
2 11 (4.80%) Device Driver
3 7 (3.06%) Clustering
3 7 (3.06%) Management Information System
4 6 (2.62%) Data Centre
4 6 (2.62%) DataPower
4 6 (2.62%) Enterprise Software
4 6 (2.62%) Private Cloud
5 5 (2.18%) Self-Motivation
6 4 (1.75%) Grid Computing
6 4 (1.75%) Mobile App
7 3 (1.31%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (1.31%) Market Risk
8 2 (0.87%) Enterprise Cloud
8 2 (0.87%) Greenfield Project
8 2 (0.87%) MPEG
8 2 (0.87%) Social Media
8 2 (0.87%) STB
8 2 (0.87%) User Experience
8 2 (0.87%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 93 (40.61%) Linux
2 41 (17.90%) Windows
3 36 (15.72%) Unix
4 21 (9.17%) Windows Server
5 15 (6.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 14 (6.11%) Windows Server 2016
7 9 (3.93%) Mac OS X
8 7 (3.06%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (2.62%) CentOS
9 6 (2.62%) Debian
10 5 (2.18%) Ubuntu
11 3 (1.31%) Android
11 3 (1.31%) Apple iOS
12 1 (0.44%) CoreOS
12 1 (0.44%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.44%) Solaris
12 1 (0.44%) SUSE
12 1 (0.44%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.44%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 88 (38.43%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (32.31%) DevOps
3 51 (22.27%) Test Automation
4 50 (21.83%) Configuration Management
5 48 (20.96%) Continuous Integration
6 45 (19.65%) Microservices
7 43 (18.78%) Problem-Solving
8 37 (16.16%) Open Source
9 30 (13.10%) Scrum
10 28 (12.23%) Load Balancing
10 28 (12.23%) TDD
11 22 (9.61%) Performance Tuning
12 21 (9.17%) Web Development
13 19 (8.30%) Cybersecurity
13 19 (8.30%) Deployment Automation
13 19 (8.30%) Software Engineering
14 18 (7.86%) BDD
15 15 (6.55%) ITIL
15 15 (6.55%) SOA
16 14 (6.11%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 98 (42.79%) Java
2 90 (39.30%) Python
3 44 (19.21%) JavaScript
4 29 (12.66%) SQL
5 26 (11.35%) Bash Shell
6 21 (9.17%) C
7 18 (7.86%) Java 8
7 18 (7.86%) PowerShell
8 15 (6.55%) C#
8 15 (6.55%) Perl
9 12 (5.24%) Ruby
10 9 (3.93%) Scala
11 8 (3.49%) Shell Script
11 8 (3.49%) TypeScript
12 6 (2.62%) Groovy
12 6 (2.62%) VB.NET
13 5 (2.18%) C++
13 5 (2.18%) ES6
14 4 (1.75%) Kotlin
14 4 (1.75%) PHP
Qualifications
1 28 (12.23%) Security Cleared
2 24 (10.48%) SC Cleared
3 5 (2.18%) CCNA
3 5 (2.18%) Cisco Certification
3 5 (2.18%) Degree
4 4 (1.75%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (1.75%) CCNP
5 3 (1.31%) Computer Science Degree
5 3 (1.31%) GIAC
6 2 (0.87%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.87%) GCED
6 2 (0.87%) GCFW
6 2 (0.87%) GCIA
6 2 (0.87%) GCIH
6 2 (0.87%) GCUX
6 2 (0.87%) GCWN
6 2 (0.87%) GISF
6 2 (0.87%) GPPA
6 2 (0.87%) GSEC
6 2 (0.87%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (13.54%) QA
2 17 (7.42%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 14 (6.11%) GDPR
4 13 (5.68%) Cyber Essentials
4 13 (5.68%) HIPAA
5 6 (2.62%) SLA
6 5 (2.18%) WCAG
7 3 (1.31%) NIST
8 1 (0.44%) COBIT
8 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
8 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.44%) NIST 800
8 1 (0.44%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 47 (20.52%) Docker
2 19 (8.30%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (3.49%) Active Directory
4 2 (0.87%) LXC
4 2 (0.87%) Virtual Machines
4 2 (0.87%) VMware NSX
4 2 (0.87%) vSphere
4 2 (0.87%) Xen
5 1 (0.44%) HDFS
5 1 (0.44%) NFS
5 1 (0.44%) oVirt
5 1 (0.44%) Postfix
5 1 (0.44%) RHEV
5 1 (0.44%) Samba
5 1 (0.44%) Sendmail
5 1 (0.44%) Snort
5 1 (0.44%) Virtual Desktop
5 1 (0.44%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 54 (23.58%) Puppet
2 50 (21.83%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (18.34%) Kubernetes
4 40 (17.47%) Ansible
5 25 (10.92%) Terraform
6 14 (6.11%) Salt
7 8 (3.49%) Grafana
8 7 (3.06%) Kibana
9 6 (2.62%) Single Sign-On
10 4 (1.75%) HP Quality Center
11 3 (1.31%) Forum Sentry
11 3 (1.31%) Norton AntiVirus
12 2 (0.87%) Nagios
12 2 (0.87%) Nessus
12 2 (0.87%) Nmap
12 2 (0.87%) Prometheus
12 2 (0.87%) QRadar
12 2 (0.87%) vRealize
13 1 (0.44%) Network Intrusion Detection System
13 1 (0.44%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 24 (10.48%) Red Hat
1 24 (10.48%) VMware
2 19 (8.30%) Splunk
3 15 (6.55%) Oracle
4 13 (5.68%) Google
5 12 (5.24%) MuleSoft
5 12 (5.24%) SAP
6 11 (4.80%) Microsoft
7 10 (4.37%) Infoblox
8 9 (3.93%) Cisco
8 9 (3.93%) Dell
8 9 (3.93%) IBM
8 9 (3.93%) Qualys
9 8 (3.49%) ArcSight
9 8 (3.49%) CheckPoint
10 6 (2.62%) CyberArk
10 6 (2.62%) Juniper
10 6 (2.62%) LogicMonitor
10 6 (2.62%) WSO2
11 5 (2.18%) TIBCO