Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 238 191 177
Rank change year-on-year -47 -14 +46
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,096 1,192 1,518
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.16% 1.36% 1.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.71% 9.90% 9.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 768 768 995
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +8.50% +8.43%
10th Percentile £350 £355 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK median daily rate £498 £475 £445
% change year-on-year +4.74% +6.74% +11.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 29 19
England median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £19.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -49.41% +121.01% -53.38%
10th Percentile £16.50 £15.63 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.56 £50.95 £45.00
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £20.83
% change year-on-year -49.41% +104.03% -49.50%

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 12,590 12,037 15,516
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.31% 13.77% 15.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,751 7,286 9,550
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £210 £225
90th Percentile £600 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 697 692 691
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.83 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% -24.68% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.03 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.83 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.56 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.24% -21.75% +19.05%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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 16 July 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 -10 634 £525 +5.90% 93
South East -27 176 £425 -13.99% 40
North of England -60 118 £450 - 37
East of England -21 80 £500 - 39
Yorkshire -47 72 £450 -5.26% 14
Midlands -66 48 £467 -6.60% 12
South West +2 38 £385 -9.41% 12
North West -33 38 £450 -15.89% 23
West Midlands -45 35 £495 +1.38% 9
East Midlands -19 13 £388 -22.50% 3
North East -15 9 £500 +23.92%
South Coast 0 2 - -
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 16 July 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.

1 568 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
2 480 (43.80%) Java
3 457 (41.70%) Linux
4 396 (36.13%) JavaScript
5 385 (35.13%) Git (software)
6 346 (31.57%) HTML
7 306 (27.92%) REST
8 305 (27.83%) TCP/IP
9 304 (27.74%) CSS
10 302 (27.55%) TDD
11 300 (27.37%) Test Automation
12 299 (27.28%) Continuous Integration
13 292 (26.64%) Jenkins
14 266 (24.27%) SSL
15 249 (22.72%) DevOps
16 245 (22.35%) Open Source
17 242 (22.08%) Amazon AWS
18 235 (21.44%) Configuration Management
19 222 (20.26%) Scrum
20 221 (20.16%) Web Services
20 221 (20.16%) SQL
21 209 (19.07%) Microservices
22 208 (18.98%) RESTful
23 206 (18.80%) Relational Database
24 202 (18.43%) MongoDB
25 199 (18.16%) Docker
26 191 (17.43%) Unix
27 184 (16.79%) Apache
28 182 (16.61%) Python
28 182 (16.61%) JSON

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 (16.79%) Apache
2 95 (8.67%) Tomcat
3 72 (6.57%) WebSphere
4 70 (6.39%) nginx
5 69 (6.30%) Confluence
6 67 (6.11%) IIS
7 57 (5.20%) Elasticsearch
8 50 (4.56%) Apache Spark
9 25 (2.28%) JBoss
10 23 (2.10%) Jetty
10 23 (2.10%) Mongrel
11 21 (1.92%) OpenStack
11 21 (1.92%) WebLogic
12 16 (1.46%) CMS
13 15 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (1.28%) Apache Solr
15 12 (1.09%) WebSphere Application Server
16 11 (1.00%) Commerce Server
17 10 (0.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 9 (0.82%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 5 (0.46%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.36%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.091%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.091%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 9 (0.82%) Magento
2 5 (0.46%) Global One
2 5 (0.46%) ION MarketView
3 4 (0.36%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.27%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.091%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.091%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.091%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 242 (22.08%) Amazon AWS
2 121 (11.04%) Microsoft Azure
3 56 (5.11%) GitHub
4 46 (4.20%) Amazon EC2
5 44 (4.01%) Google Cloud Platform
6 36 (3.28%) Heroku
6 36 (3.28%) Serverless
7 32 (2.92%) npm
8 28 (2.55%) PaaS
9 22 (2.01%) AWS CloudFormation
9 22 (2.01%) Google Analytics
10 21 (1.92%) Amazon S3
10 21 (1.92%) Google App Engine
11 15 (1.37%) Route 53
11 15 (1.37%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 14 (1.28%) IaaS
13 13 (1.19%) Akamai
14 12 (1.09%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 12 (1.09%) Cloud Computing
14 12 (1.09%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 305 (27.83%) TCP/IP
2 266 (24.27%) SSL
3 175 (15.97%) DNS
4 155 (14.14%) FTP
5 90 (8.21%) Firewall
6 69 (6.30%) IPsec
7 67 (6.11%) SMTP
8 62 (5.66%) DHCP
9 61 (5.57%) HTTPS
10 38 (3.47%) Internet
10 38 (3.47%) VPN
11 32 (2.92%) SSH
12 30 (2.74%) WAN
13 27 (2.46%) LAN
14 24 (2.19%) SNMP
15 19 (1.73%) MPLS
15 19 (1.73%) VoIP
16 18 (1.64%) Network Security
17 17 (1.55%) SMS
18 15 (1.37%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 206 (18.80%) Relational Database
2 202 (18.43%) MongoDB
3 143 (13.05%) NoSQL
4 141 (12.86%) MySQL
5 119 (10.86%) PostgreSQL
6 103 (9.40%) SQL Server
7 66 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
8 57 (5.20%) RDBMS
9 55 (5.02%) Big Data
10 44 (4.01%) Redis
11 35 (3.19%) Neo4j
12 33 (3.01%) Hadoop
13 18 (1.64%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (1.28%) DB2
14 14 (1.28%) HBase
15 13 (1.19%) Oracle Database
15 13 (1.19%) Power BI
16 12 (1.09%) Siebel EIM
16 12 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
17 9 (0.82%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 385 (35.13%) Git (software)
2 292 (26.64%) Jenkins
3 131 (11.95%) Subversion
4 102 (9.31%) JUnit
5 92 (8.39%) Cucumber
6 87 (7.94%) JIRA
7 77 (7.03%) Selenium
8 65 (5.93%) Maven
9 63 (5.75%) Mockito
10 59 (5.38%) Gradle
11 51 (4.65%) gulp
12 46 (4.20%) webpack
13 43 (3.92%) Travis CI
14 42 (3.83%) Ant
15 40 (3.65%) Hudson
16 39 (3.56%) GitLab
17 36 (3.28%) Gatling
18 34 (3.10%) JMeter
19 31 (2.83%) IntelliJ
19 31 (2.83%) SoapUI
General
1 114 (10.40%) Finance
2 67 (6.11%) Banking
3 40 (3.65%) Telecoms
4 34 (3.10%) Retail
5 19 (1.73%) Marketing
6 17 (1.55%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.09%) Financial Institution
7 12 (1.09%) Law
8 10 (0.91%) Games
9 8 (0.73%) Back Office
9 8 (0.73%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.64%) Advertising
11 6 (0.55%) Legal
11 6 (0.55%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.46%) Electronics
13 4 (0.36%) Front Office
14 3 (0.27%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.18%) Local Government
15 2 (0.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 564 (51.46%) Developer
2 150 (13.69%) Java Developer
3 123 (11.22%) DevOps Engineer
4 79 (7.21%) Architect
5 73 (6.66%) Agile Developer
6 72 (6.57%) Scala Developer
7 66 (6.02%) Senior Developer
8 51 (4.65%) .NET Developer
9 48 (4.38%) C# Developer
10 44 (4.01%) JavaScript Developer
11 40 (3.65%) AWS Engineer
11 40 (3.65%) Senior Java Developer
12 37 (3.38%) Consultant
13 36 (3.28%) Technical Architect
14 35 (3.19%) AWS DevOps
15 32 (2.92%) C# .NET Developer
15 32 (2.92%) React Developer
16 31 (2.83%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 29 (2.65%) Analyst
18 28 (2.55%) Agile Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (31.57%) HTML
2 306 (27.92%) REST
3 304 (27.74%) CSS
4 221 (20.16%) Web Services
5 208 (18.98%) RESTful
6 182 (16.61%) JSON
7 172 (15.69%) XML
8 154 (14.05%) Spring
9 153 (13.96%) .NET
10 149 (13.59%) SOAP
11 147 (13.41%) AngularJS
12 140 (12.77%) Node.js
13 136 (12.41%) HTML5
14 92 (8.39%) OAuth
15 87 (7.94%) Guice
16 82 (7.48%) OAuth2
17 80 (7.30%) Ajax
18 76 (6.93%) Kafka
19 75 (6.84%) jQuery
20 74 (6.75%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 83 (7.57%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (5.75%) User Experience
3 46 (4.20%) Self-Motivation
4 42 (3.83%) Mobile App
5 37 (3.38%) Computer Science
6 27 (2.46%) Greenfield Project
7 25 (2.28%) Linux Command Line
8 24 (2.19%) Public Cloud
9 23 (2.10%) Data Centre
10 19 (1.73%) Fintech
10 19 (1.73%) PKI
11 15 (1.37%) Algorithms
12 14 (1.28%) Enterprise Software
13 12 (1.09%) Client/Server
13 12 (1.09%) Clustering
13 12 (1.09%) Credit Risk
13 12 (1.09%) Hedge funds
13 12 (1.09%) W3C
14 11 (1.00%) Management Information System
15 10 (0.91%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 457 (41.70%) Linux
2 191 (17.43%) Unix
3 139 (12.68%) Windows
4 49 (4.47%) Ubuntu
5 46 (4.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 45 (4.11%) Android
6 45 (4.11%) Mac OS X
7 32 (2.92%) Windows Server
8 29 (2.65%) CentOS
9 19 (1.73%) Apple iOS
10 17 (1.55%) Solaris
11 12 (1.09%) Debian
12 6 (0.55%) Check Point GAiA
12 6 (0.55%) Mac OS
12 6 (0.55%) SUSE
12 6 (0.55%) Windows Embedded Compact
13 5 (0.46%) AIX
13 5 (0.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 5 (0.46%) Windows 10
13 5 (0.46%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (51.82%) Agile Software Development
2 302 (27.55%) TDD
3 300 (27.37%) Test Automation
4 299 (27.28%) Continuous Integration
5 249 (22.72%) DevOps
6 245 (22.35%) Open Source
7 235 (21.44%) Configuration Management
8 222 (20.26%) Scrum
9 209 (19.07%) Microservices
10 170 (15.51%) Problem-Solving
11 147 (13.41%) BDD
12 141 (12.86%) MVC
13 136 (12.41%) Unit Testing
14 126 (11.50%) OO
15 111 (10.13%) OOP
16 110 (10.04%) Web Development
17 99 (9.03%) Software Engineering
18 92 (8.39%) Continuous Delivery
19 89 (8.12%) Pair Programming
20 81 (7.39%) Functional Programming
Programming Languages
1 480 (43.80%) Java
2 396 (36.13%) JavaScript
3 221 (20.16%) SQL
4 182 (16.61%) Python
5 158 (14.42%) Ruby
6 155 (14.14%) C#
7 120 (10.95%) Perl
8 105 (9.58%) Scala
9 89 (8.12%) Java 8
10 81 (7.39%) ES6
11 73 (6.66%) PHP
12 72 (6.57%) Bash Shell
13 66 (6.02%) Groovy
14 52 (4.74%) TypeScript
15 38 (3.47%) Go
16 37 (3.38%) Shell Script
17 29 (2.65%) JSX
18 27 (2.46%) PowerShell
19 24 (2.19%) C++
20 23 (2.10%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 111 (10.13%) Security Cleared
2 92 (8.39%) SC Cleared
3 50 (4.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 47 (4.29%) Degree
5 34 (3.10%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.92%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.28%) CCNP
8 13 (1.19%) Siebel Certification
9 12 (1.09%) CISSP
10 9 (0.82%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.73%) CCNA
11 8 (0.73%) CEH
12 6 (0.55%) CCSE
13 4 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.36%) GCIA
13 4 (0.36%) GCIH
13 4 (0.36%) GIAC
13 4 (0.36%) GSEC
13 4 (0.36%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 44 (4.01%) QA
2 9 (0.82%) GCP
3 8 (0.73%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.36%) GDPR
4 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.36%) SLA
5 3 (0.27%) Disclosure Scotland
6 2 (0.18%) PMO
7 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.091%) HL7
System Software
1 199 (18.16%) Docker
2 73 (6.66%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (4.20%) Active Directory
4 45 (4.11%) Virtual Machines
5 29 (2.65%) Xen
6 13 (1.19%) KVM
7 12 (1.09%) HDFS
7 12 (1.09%) vCloud
8 9 (0.82%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.73%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.64%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.64%) vSphere
11 6 (0.55%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.46%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.46%) Squid
13 4 (0.36%) Firmware
13 4 (0.36%) NFS
13 4 (0.36%) Postfix
14 3 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 3 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 169 (15.42%) Puppet
2 112 (10.22%) Opscode Chef
3 102 (9.31%) Ansible
4 77 (7.03%) Kubernetes
5 58 (5.29%) Terraform
6 52 (4.74%) Kibana
7 34 (3.10%) Grafana
8 32 (2.92%) Docker Swarm
9 30 (2.74%) logstash
10 27 (2.46%) Salt
11 25 (2.28%) Prometheus
12 17 (1.55%) Nagios
13 15 (1.37%) Mesos
14 14 (1.28%) SCCM
15 11 (1.00%) vCenter Server
16 10 (0.91%) Marathon
17 9 (0.82%) Nessus
18 8 (0.73%) CSIRT
18 8 (0.73%) Fluentd
18 8 (0.73%) Nmap
Vendors
1 113 (10.31%) Google
2 110 (10.04%) Microsoft
3 85 (7.76%) VMware
4 83 (7.57%) Oracle
5 58 (5.29%) Cisco
6 41 (3.74%) Splunk
7 36 (3.28%) IBM
8 35 (3.19%) Red Hat
9 21 (1.92%) HP
10 20 (1.82%) CheckPoint
11 19 (1.73%) AppDynamics
11 19 (1.73%) Salesforce.com
12 16 (1.46%) Adobe
12 16 (1.46%) Siebel
12 16 (1.46%) webMethods
13 15 (1.37%) F5
13 15 (1.37%) Rackspace
13 15 (1.37%) SAP
14 13 (1.19%) New Relic
14 13 (1.19%) TIBCO