Period
to 18 November 2017

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 18 November 2017 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
18 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 232 188 221
Rank change year-on-year -44 +33 -14
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1048 1406 1207
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.12% 1.43% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.06% 9.28% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 725 951 860
England median daily rate £500 £450 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
10th Percentile £360 £313 £313
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 13
England median hourly rate £33.00 £21.45 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.88% -42.81% -13.29%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £21.45 £37.50
% change year-on-year +53.88% -42.81% -13.29%

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 13002 15144 14754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.85% 15.43% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 7972 9217 8640
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
% change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 675 768 952
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.84 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.11% +11.39% +2.50%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.23 £47.50 £47.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.00% +15.85% +2.50%

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017.

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 18 November 2017. 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 -61 550 £513 +7.89% 54
South East +36 186 £475 +27.52% 14
North of England -52 111 £513 +20.59% 11
Midlands -32 80 £488 +8.50% 9
East of England -4 78 £518 +6.15% 7
West Midlands +20 69 £482 +4.14% 7
Yorkshire -35 61 £535 +17.58% 3
South West +21 42 £418 +10.60% 6
North West -25 41 £535 +25.88% 8
North East +23 21 £535 +61.88%
East Midlands -44 11 £500 +12.36% 2
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 18 November 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 599 (57.16%) Agile Software Development
2 516 (49.24%) Linux
3 483 (46.09%) Java
4 403 (38.45%) Git (software)
5 335 (31.97%) DevOps
6 326 (31.11%) TCP/IP
7 316 (30.15%) Continuous Integration
8 310 (29.58%) Python
9 305 (29.10%) Configuration Management
10 302 (28.82%) Jenkins
11 285 (27.19%) Test Automation
12 272 (25.95%) Amazon AWS
13 260 (24.81%) SSL
14 259 (24.71%) REST
15 254 (24.24%) Scrum
16 253 (24.14%) HTML
17 232 (22.14%) TDD
18 230 (21.95%) Puppet
19 225 (21.47%) JavaScript
20 218 (20.80%) Docker
21 208 (19.85%) Unix
22 187 (17.84%) Web Services
23 186 (17.75%) JSON
24 185 (17.65%) CSS
25 184 (17.56%) Ruby
26 181 (17.27%) SQL
27 177 (16.89%) Open Source
28 175 (16.70%) XML
29 169 (16.13%) Ansible
30 165 (15.74%) Subversion

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
1 164 (15.65%) Apache
2 107 (10.21%) Confluence
3 103 (9.83%) Tomcat
4 89 (8.49%) nginx
5 76 (7.25%) WebSphere
6 72 (6.87%) JBoss
7 64 (6.11%) WebLogic
8 51 (4.87%) Elasticsearch
9 38 (3.63%) IIS
10 26 (2.48%) Apache Spark
11 22 (2.10%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 19 (1.81%) Jetty
13 18 (1.72%) CMS
13 18 (1.72%) OpenStack
14 16 (1.53%) Mongrel
15 12 (1.15%) Mule
16 8 (0.76%) WebSphere Application Server
17 7 (0.67%) Cloud Foundry
18 6 (0.57%) Adobe Experience Manager
18 6 (0.57%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 7 (0.67%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.38%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 2 (0.19%) Oracle BPM
1 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
2 1 (0.095%) Dynamics NAV
2 1 (0.095%) Magento
2 1 (0.095%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (0.095%) Oracle EBS
2 1 (0.095%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 272 (25.95%) Amazon AWS
2 90 (8.59%) Amazon EC2
3 61 (5.82%) Amazon S3
4 58 (5.53%) Microsoft Azure
5 47 (4.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 46 (4.39%) GitHub
7 40 (3.82%) AWS CloudFormation
8 38 (3.63%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 35 (3.34%) PaaS
10 29 (2.77%) Slack
11 25 (2.39%) Amazon ELB
12 24 (2.29%) IaaS
13 23 (2.19%) Route 53
14 22 (2.10%) Google Cloud Platform
15 21 (2.00%) Cloud Computing
16 18 (1.72%) Amazon SQS
17 16 (1.53%) Google App Engine
17 16 (1.53%) SaaS
18 11 (1.05%) G Suite
18 11 (1.05%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 326 (31.11%) TCP/IP
2 260 (24.81%) SSL
3 140 (13.36%) DNS
4 110 (10.50%) Firewall
5 63 (6.01%) FTP
5 63 (6.01%) Internet
6 59 (5.63%) HTTPS
7 58 (5.53%) Network Security
7 58 (5.53%) SMTP
8 54 (5.15%) IPsec
9 50 (4.77%) LDAP
10 38 (3.63%) VPN
11 37 (3.53%) SSH
12 35 (3.34%) DHCP
13 34 (3.24%) LAN
14 30 (2.86%) VoIP
15 27 (2.58%) WAN
16 17 (1.62%) Ethernet
17 16 (1.53%) OpenLDAP
17 16 (1.53%) OpenVPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (15.46%) Relational Database
2 150 (14.31%) MongoDB
3 131 (12.50%) MySQL
4 105 (10.02%) PostgreSQL
5 88 (8.40%) NoSQL
6 72 (6.87%) SQL Server
7 55 (5.25%) Apache Cassandra
8 51 (4.87%) Amazon RDS
9 26 (2.48%) Big Data
10 23 (2.19%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.91%) Hadoop
11 20 (1.91%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.53%) HBase
12 16 (1.53%) Redis
13 13 (1.24%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (0.95%) Neo4j
15 8 (0.76%) MariaDB
16 7 (0.67%) DB2
16 7 (0.67%) SQLite
17 6 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 403 (38.45%) Git (software)
2 302 (28.82%) Jenkins
3 165 (15.74%) Subversion
4 150 (14.31%) JIRA
5 120 (11.45%) JUnit
6 76 (7.25%) Maven
7 68 (6.49%) Selenium
8 55 (5.25%) SonarQube
9 45 (4.29%) Gradle
10 41 (3.91%) Cucumber
11 38 (3.63%) Bitbucket
12 36 (3.44%) Ant
13 30 (2.86%) Artifactory
13 30 (2.86%) Eclipse
13 30 (2.86%) Sonatype Nexus
14 28 (2.67%) Jasmine
15 26 (2.48%) gulp
15 26 (2.48%) IntelliJ
16 25 (2.39%) Grunt
16 25 (2.39%) Mockito
General
1 94 (8.97%) Finance
2 41 (3.91%) Banking
3 28 (2.67%) Marketing
4 26 (2.48%) Retail
5 20 (1.91%) Law
6 19 (1.81%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.72%) Manufacturing
8 13 (1.24%) Advertising
8 13 (1.24%) Legal
9 12 (1.15%) Electronics
10 10 (0.95%) Publishing
11 7 (0.67%) Automotive
12 6 (0.57%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.48%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.48%) Front Office
14 4 (0.38%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.38%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.29%) Games
15 3 (0.29%) Retail Finance
16 2 (0.19%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 421 (40.17%) Developer
2 192 (18.32%) DevOps Engineer
3 156 (14.89%) Java Developer
4 105 (10.02%) Scala Developer
5 69 (6.58%) Architect
6 62 (5.92%) Linux Engineer
7 55 (5.25%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 51 (4.87%) Senior DevOps
9 50 (4.77%) Consultant
9 50 (4.77%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 47 (4.48%) Senior DevOps Engineer
11 42 (4.01%) Analyst
11 42 (4.01%) AWS Engineer
12 41 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
13 40 (3.82%) Java Scala Developer
14 38 (3.63%) Senior Developer
15 35 (3.34%) Agile Developer
15 35 (3.34%) AWS DevOps
16 34 (3.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 28 (2.67%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 259 (24.71%) REST
2 253 (24.14%) HTML
3 187 (17.84%) Web Services
4 186 (17.75%) JSON
5 185 (17.65%) CSS
6 175 (16.70%) XML
7 162 (15.46%) Spring
8 161 (15.36%) RESTful
9 128 (12.21%) Node.js
10 119 (11.35%) SOAP
11 111 (10.59%) HTML5
12 92 (8.78%) .NET
13 89 (8.49%) Play Framework
14 85 (8.11%) Elastic Stack
15 82 (7.82%) J2EE
16 74 (7.06%) AngularJS
17 72 (6.87%) Ajax
17 72 (6.87%) CSS3
18 70 (6.68%) Middleware
19 67 (6.39%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 54 (5.15%) Analytical Skills
2 50 (4.77%) User Experience
3 45 (4.29%) Computer Science
4 36 (3.44%) Public Cloud
5 34 (3.24%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (3.05%) Clustering
7 23 (2.19%) Mobile App
7 23 (2.19%) PKI
8 22 (2.10%) Client/Server
9 21 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
10 17 (1.62%) Data Centre
11 14 (1.34%) Fintech
12 13 (1.24%) Algorithms
13 11 (1.05%) DataPower
13 11 (1.05%) Management Information System
14 8 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
14 8 (0.76%) Virtual Team
15 7 (0.67%) Animation
15 7 (0.67%) Data Structures
15 7 (0.67%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 516 (49.24%) Linux
2 208 (19.85%) Unix
3 99 (9.45%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 96 (9.16%) Windows
5 60 (5.73%) Mac OS X
6 51 (4.87%) Android
7 42 (4.01%) Ubuntu
8 38 (3.63%) CentOS
9 31 (2.96%) Apple iOS
9 31 (2.96%) Windows Server
10 16 (1.53%) Solaris
11 10 (0.95%) CoreOS
11 10 (0.95%) Debian
11 10 (0.95%) Windows Server 2008
12 9 (0.86%) AIX
13 8 (0.76%) Windows 10
13 8 (0.76%) Windows 7
14 7 (0.67%) HPUX
14 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
15 6 (0.57%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 599 (57.16%) Agile Software Development
2 335 (31.97%) DevOps
3 316 (30.15%) Continuous Integration
4 305 (29.10%) Configuration Management
5 285 (27.19%) Test Automation
6 254 (24.24%) Scrum
7 232 (22.14%) TDD
8 177 (16.89%) Open Source
9 151 (14.41%) Microservices
10 129 (12.31%) Continuous Delivery
11 124 (11.83%) Software Engineering
12 114 (10.88%) Load Balancing
13 107 (10.21%) Responsive Web Design
14 106 (10.11%) Mentoring
15 99 (9.45%) Web Development
16 98 (9.35%) Web Design
17 95 (9.06%) Kanban
18 93 (8.87%) BDD
19 86 (8.21%) Coaching
20 73 (6.97%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 483 (46.09%) Java
2 310 (29.58%) Python
3 225 (21.47%) JavaScript
4 184 (17.56%) Ruby
5 181 (17.27%) SQL
6 161 (15.36%) Scala
7 156 (14.89%) Bash Shell
8 99 (9.45%) C#
9 84 (8.02%) Perl
10 74 (7.06%) Groovy
11 62 (5.92%) Shell Script
12 58 (5.53%) Go
13 48 (4.58%) PHP
14 35 (3.34%) C++
15 34 (3.24%) C
16 25 (2.39%) ES6
17 20 (1.91%) PL/SQL
18 18 (1.72%) C-shell
18 18 (1.72%) Korn
19 14 (1.34%) Jython
Qualifications
1 97 (9.26%) Security Cleared
2 61 (5.82%) SC Cleared
3 54 (5.15%) Degree
4 37 (3.53%) Computer Science Degree
5 16 (1.53%) BPSS Clearance
5 16 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.24%) CCNA
6 13 (1.24%) CCNP
6 13 (1.24%) CISSP
7 11 (1.05%) CEH
8 8 (0.76%) CCIE
9 7 (0.67%) AWS Certification
9 7 (0.67%) MySQL Certification
10 6 (0.57%) CCDA
10 6 (0.57%) CCSA
10 6 (0.57%) CCSE
10 6 (0.57%) JNCIA
10 6 (0.57%) JNCIP
10 6 (0.57%) JNCIS
11 4 (0.38%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 73 (6.97%) QA
2 9 (0.86%) RosettaNet
3 8 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.57%) SLA
5 5 (0.48%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.38%) GCP
6 4 (0.38%) PA-DSS
6 4 (0.38%) PCI DSS
7 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
7 2 (0.19%) HL7
7 2 (0.19%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 2 (0.19%) WAI
7 2 (0.19%) WCAG
8 1 (0.095%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 218 (20.80%) Docker
2 64 (6.11%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (4.29%) Active Directory
4 37 (3.53%) vCloud
5 34 (3.24%) Xen
6 24 (2.29%) Virtual Machines
7 15 (1.43%) Squid
8 14 (1.34%) Postfix
9 11 (1.05%) Virtual Desktop
9 11 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
10 7 (0.67%) Varnish
11 6 (0.57%) KVM
11 6 (0.57%) Samba
12 5 (0.48%) iptables
12 5 (0.48%) VirtualBox
13 4 (0.38%) HDFS
14 3 (0.29%) Firmware
14 3 (0.29%) XenServer
15 2 (0.19%) Hyper-V
15 2 (0.19%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 230 (21.95%) Puppet
2 169 (16.13%) Ansible
3 115 (10.97%) Opscode Chef
4 91 (8.68%) Terraform
5 84 (8.02%) Kubernetes
6 82 (7.82%) Kibana
7 63 (6.01%) logstash
8 60 (5.73%) Grafana
9 26 (2.48%) Salt
10 25 (2.39%) Nagios
10 25 (2.39%) Rancher
11 23 (2.19%) HAProxy
12 22 (2.10%) Docker Swarm
13 21 (2.00%) ZABBIX
14 20 (1.91%) Graphite
14 20 (1.91%) Prometheus
15 14 (1.34%) Rsyslog
15 14 (1.34%) Sysdig
16 13 (1.24%) Nessus
16 13 (1.24%) Nmap
Vendors
1 108 (10.31%) VMware
2 93 (8.87%) Google
3 78 (7.44%) Oracle
4 72 (6.87%) Microsoft
5 44 (4.20%) IBM
6 42 (4.01%) webMethods
7 38 (3.63%) Cisco
8 36 (3.44%) SaltStack
9 34 (3.24%) Red Hat
10 30 (2.86%) HP
10 30 (2.86%) Splunk
11 29 (2.77%) WSO2
12 26 (2.48%) Juniper
13 21 (2.00%) Apigee
14 20 (1.91%) F5
15 18 (1.72%) CheckPoint
16 17 (1.62%) Dell
17 16 (1.53%) SAP
18 15 (1.43%) Rackspace
19 14 (1.34%) Sonatype