Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 230 227 177
Rank change year-on-year -3 -50 +54
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,114 1,053 1,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.20% 1.18% 1.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.99% 8.51% 9.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 716 685 1,028
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £361 £350 £310
90th Percentile £625 £610 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 22
England median hourly rate £27.42 £31.17 £21.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.02% +47.45% -10.77%
10th Percentile £18.73 £15.55 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.40 £50.00 £49.50
UK median hourly rate £27.42 £31.17 £21.14
% change year-on-year -12.02% +47.45% -10.77%

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 12,388 12,370 15,184
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.30% 13.82% 15.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,564 7,551 9,375
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £224
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 641 663 721
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.50% -21.30% +15.00%
10th Percentile £12.25 £10.97 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £48.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year +5.26% -22.45% +22.50%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -7 594 £525 +5.00% 125
South East +7 187 £433 -13.50% 44
North of England -1 139 £455 -9.10% 32
East of England +2 94 £538 +7.50% 21
Yorkshire -12 74 £500 -1.23% 7
Midlands -39 59 £415 -17.00% 4
North West +3 55 £450 -15.89% 24
South West -9 41 £395 +3.61% 19
West Midlands -50 35 £425 -11.76% 3
East Midlands +13 24 £388 -22.50% 1
North East -19 10 £465 -13.08% 1
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 September 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.

1 558 (50.09%) Agile Software Development
2 525 (47.13%) Linux
3 466 (41.83%) Java
4 441 (39.59%) Git (software)
5 422 (37.88%) JavaScript
6 352 (31.60%) Jenkins
7 350 (31.42%) TCP/IP
8 349 (31.33%) HTML
9 340 (30.52%) Continuous Integration
10 333 (29.89%) CSS
11 320 (28.73%) DevOps
12 314 (28.19%) SSL
13 313 (28.10%) Test Automation
14 305 (27.38%) Amazon AWS
15 289 (25.94%) REST
16 256 (22.98%) Docker
17 248 (22.26%) TDD
18 247 (22.17%) Open Source
19 243 (21.81%) JSON
20 238 (21.36%) Scrum
21 232 (20.83%) Configuration Management
21 232 (20.83%) Microservices
22 231 (20.74%) Puppet
23 228 (20.47%) MongoDB
23 228 (20.47%) SQL
24 222 (19.93%) Python
25 219 (19.66%) Unix
26 205 (18.40%) DNS
27 203 (18.22%) Apache
28 193 (17.32%) Problem-Solving

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
1 203 (18.22%) Apache
2 114 (10.23%) Tomcat
3 112 (10.05%) nginx
4 95 (8.53%) WebSphere
5 88 (7.90%) IIS
6 71 (6.37%) Elasticsearch
7 70 (6.28%) Confluence
8 54 (4.85%) Apache Spark
9 41 (3.68%) Jetty
9 41 (3.68%) Mongrel
10 35 (3.14%) WebLogic
11 34 (3.05%) JBoss
12 25 (2.24%) OpenStack
13 22 (1.97%) CMS
14 21 (1.89%) Commerce Server
14 21 (1.89%) WebSphere Application Server
15 19 (1.71%) Apache Solr
16 13 (1.17%) IBM HTTP Server
17 10 (0.90%) Skype for Business
18 8 (0.72%) Drupal
Applications
1 5 (0.45%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.090%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.36%) Magento
3 3 (0.27%) Global One
3 3 (0.27%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.090%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.090%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.090%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.090%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.090%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.090%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 305 (27.38%) Amazon AWS
2 133 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 77 (6.91%) GitHub
4 72 (6.46%) Amazon EC2
5 57 (5.12%) Google Cloud Platform
6 44 (3.95%) Amazon S3
7 43 (3.86%) Google Analytics
7 43 (3.86%) PaaS
8 41 (3.68%) AWS CloudFormation
9 40 (3.59%) Heroku
10 38 (3.41%) Serverless
11 36 (3.23%) Cloud Computing
11 36 (3.23%) npm
12 35 (3.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 33 (2.96%) Amazon ELB
14 31 (2.78%) Route 53
15 29 (2.60%) Google App Engine
15 29 (2.60%) IaaS
16 21 (1.89%) Sumo Logic
17 20 (1.80%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 350 (31.42%) TCP/IP
2 314 (28.19%) SSL
3 205 (18.40%) DNS
4 139 (12.48%) FTP
5 109 (9.78%) Firewall
6 77 (6.91%) HTTPS
7 74 (6.64%) DHCP
8 71 (6.37%) IPsec
9 64 (5.75%) Internet
10 56 (5.03%) VPN
11 47 (4.22%) SMTP
12 27 (2.42%) WAN
13 26 (2.33%) SSH
14 25 (2.24%) MPLS
15 21 (1.89%) Network Security
16 20 (1.80%) BIG-IP
16 20 (1.80%) Kerberos
17 19 (1.71%) Intranet
18 18 (1.62%) LAN
19 16 (1.44%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 228 (20.47%) MongoDB
2 182 (16.34%) Relational Database
3 156 (14.00%) NoSQL
4 146 (13.11%) MySQL
5 125 (11.22%) PostgreSQL
6 92 (8.26%) Apache Cassandra
6 92 (8.26%) SQL Server
7 56 (5.03%) Big Data
8 48 (4.31%) Redis
9 43 (3.86%) RDBMS
10 42 (3.77%) Hadoop
11 38 (3.41%) Neo4j
12 20 (1.80%) HBase
13 19 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (1.26%) DB2
14 14 (1.26%) MariaDB
14 14 (1.26%) Oracle Database
15 11 (0.99%) Power BI
15 11 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
16 9 (0.81%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 441 (39.59%) Git (software)
2 352 (31.60%) Jenkins
3 130 (11.67%) JUnit
4 122 (10.95%) Selenium
5 115 (10.32%) Subversion
6 114 (10.23%) Cucumber
7 86 (7.72%) JIRA
7 86 (7.72%) Maven
8 81 (7.27%) Ant
9 76 (6.82%) Gradle
10 67 (6.01%) gulp
11 62 (5.57%) GitLab
12 61 (5.48%) Mockito
13 55 (4.94%) Gatling
14 51 (4.58%) Travis CI
15 49 (4.40%) IntelliJ
16 43 (3.86%) SonarQube
17 39 (3.50%) Grunt
18 37 (3.32%) Hudson
19 35 (3.14%) JMeter
General
1 115 (10.32%) Finance
2 69 (6.19%) Banking
3 43 (3.86%) Retail
4 30 (2.69%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.62%) Marketing
6 15 (1.35%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.26%) Advertising
8 7 (0.63%) Games
8 7 (0.63%) Legal
8 7 (0.63%) Manufacturing
9 6 (0.54%) Back Office
9 6 (0.54%) Financial Institution
10 3 (0.27%) Electronics
10 3 (0.27%) Front Office
10 3 (0.27%) Law
11 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.18%) Brand Awareness
11 2 (0.18%) Publishing
12 1 (0.090%) Billing
12 1 (0.090%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 578 (51.89%) Developer
2 163 (14.63%) DevOps Engineer
3 150 (13.46%) Java Developer
4 76 (6.82%) Architect
4 76 (6.82%) Scala Developer
5 67 (6.01%) Agile Developer
6 63 (5.66%) Senior Developer
7 56 (5.03%) .NET Developer
8 47 (4.22%) C# Developer
9 41 (3.68%) AWS Engineer
10 40 (3.59%) AWS DevOps
11 37 (3.32%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 37 (3.32%) JavaScript Developer
11 37 (3.32%) Senior Java Developer
12 35 (3.14%) Perl Developer
13 33 (2.96%) C# .NET Developer
14 32 (2.87%) React Developer
15 30 (2.69%) Analyst
16 27 (2.42%) Consultant
16 27 (2.42%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 349 (31.33%) HTML
2 333 (29.89%) CSS
3 289 (25.94%) REST
4 243 (21.81%) JSON
5 174 (15.62%) Spring
6 171 (15.35%) RESTful
7 168 (15.08%) HTML5
8 167 (14.99%) AngularJS
9 164 (14.72%) .NET
10 155 (13.91%) XML
11 154 (13.82%) Node.js
12 145 (13.02%) Web Services
13 141 (12.66%) SOAP
14 102 (9.16%) jQuery
15 99 (8.89%) Guice
16 92 (8.26%) Ruby on Rails
17 91 (8.17%) Ajax
17 91 (8.17%) OAuth
18 90 (8.08%) Servlets
19 89 (7.99%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 91 (8.17%) Analytical Skills
2 72 (6.46%) Self-Motivation
3 60 (5.39%) User Experience
4 49 (4.40%) Computer Science
5 37 (3.32%) Linux Command Line
6 32 (2.87%) Mobile App
7 31 (2.78%) Public Cloud
8 27 (2.42%) PKI
9 25 (2.24%) Greenfield Project
10 23 (2.06%) Algorithms
10 23 (2.06%) Fintech
11 21 (1.89%) Data Centre
12 20 (1.80%) Clustering
13 19 (1.71%) Data Structures
14 14 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
14 14 (1.26%) W3C
15 12 (1.08%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.08%) Credit Risk
15 12 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
16 11 (0.99%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 525 (47.13%) Linux
2 219 (19.66%) Unix
3 186 (16.70%) Windows
4 85 (7.63%) Ubuntu
5 70 (6.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 68 (6.10%) CentOS
7 34 (3.05%) Windows Server
8 31 (2.78%) Solaris
9 30 (2.69%) Mac OS X
10 23 (2.06%) Debian
11 22 (1.97%) Android
12 18 (1.62%) Fedora
13 17 (1.53%) Apple iOS
14 16 (1.44%) SUSE
14 16 (1.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (0.72%) AIX
16 7 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
17 6 (0.54%) Mac OS
17 6 (0.54%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 5 (0.45%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 558 (50.09%) Agile Software Development
2 340 (30.52%) Continuous Integration
3 320 (28.73%) DevOps
4 313 (28.10%) Test Automation
5 248 (22.26%) TDD
6 247 (22.17%) Open Source
7 238 (21.36%) Scrum
8 232 (20.83%) Configuration Management
8 232 (20.83%) Microservices
9 193 (17.32%) Problem-Solving
10 168 (15.08%) MVC
11 151 (13.55%) OO
12 143 (12.84%) Unit Testing
13 129 (11.58%) BDD
14 116 (10.41%) Software Engineering
15 113 (10.14%) Continuous Delivery
16 112 (10.05%) Web Development
17 94 (8.44%) OOP
18 93 (8.35%) Kanban
19 81 (7.27%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 466 (41.83%) Java
2 422 (37.88%) JavaScript
3 228 (20.47%) SQL
4 222 (19.93%) Python
5 191 (17.15%) C#
6 189 (16.97%) Ruby
7 168 (15.08%) Perl
8 102 (9.16%) Scala
9 94 (8.44%) Bash Shell
10 89 (7.99%) Groovy
11 83 (7.45%) ES6
12 73 (6.55%) Java 8
13 67 (6.01%) PHP
14 49 (4.40%) TypeScript
15 47 (4.22%) Shell Script
16 46 (4.13%) Haskell
17 41 (3.68%) Go
18 38 (3.41%) PowerShell
19 36 (3.23%) C
20 33 (2.96%) C++
Qualifications
1 93 (8.35%) Security Cleared
2 84 (7.54%) SC Cleared
3 50 (4.49%) Degree
4 37 (3.32%) BPSS Clearance
4 37 (3.32%) Computer Science Degree
5 17 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.26%) CCNP
7 12 (1.08%) CISSP
8 10 (0.90%) CCNA
8 10 (0.90%) CEH
8 10 (0.90%) ISTQB
9 8 (0.72%) Microsoft Certification
10 6 (0.54%) Siebel Certification
11 5 (0.45%) CCSE
12 4 (0.36%) Citrix Certification
12 4 (0.36%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 2 (0.18%) CCDA
13 2 (0.18%) CCIE
13 2 (0.18%) GCIA
13 2 (0.18%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.59%) QA
2 10 (0.90%) GDPR
3 8 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.54%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.45%) Data Quality
6 3 (0.27%) SLA
7 2 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.18%) PMO
8 1 (0.090%) HL7
8 1 (0.090%) PSD2
8 1 (0.090%) WCAG
System Software
1 256 (22.98%) Docker
2 74 (6.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (3.95%) Active Directory
4 42 (3.77%) Virtual Machines
5 35 (3.14%) Xen
6 21 (1.89%) VirtualBox
7 15 (1.35%) HDFS
7 15 (1.35%) Hyper-V
7 15 (1.35%) KVM
8 12 (1.08%) vCloud
9 9 (0.81%) Squid
10 8 (0.72%) Postfix
11 7 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
12 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
12 6 (0.54%) Virtual Servers
12 6 (0.54%) vSphere
13 5 (0.45%) LXC
14 3 (0.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
14 3 (0.27%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 1 (0.090%) DFS Replication
Systems Management
1 231 (20.74%) Puppet
2 172 (15.44%) Ansible
3 137 (12.30%) Kubernetes
4 108 (9.69%) Opscode Chef
5 105 (9.43%) Terraform
6 83 (7.45%) Kibana
7 73 (6.55%) Grafana
8 40 (3.59%) Prometheus
9 38 (3.41%) Docker Swarm
9 38 (3.41%) Packer
10 37 (3.32%) logstash
11 35 (3.14%) Salt
12 26 (2.33%) Rancher
13 21 (1.89%) Single Sign-On
14 19 (1.71%) Nagios
15 18 (1.62%) Graylog
16 15 (1.35%) Mesos
17 14 (1.26%) CFEngine
18 12 (1.08%) CSIRT
19 11 (0.99%) QRadar
Vendors
1 141 (12.66%) Google
2 130 (11.67%) Microsoft
3 85 (7.63%) VMware
4 74 (6.64%) Oracle
5 73 (6.55%) Splunk
6 66 (5.92%) Red Hat
7 44 (3.95%) Cisco
8 36 (3.23%) IBM
9 35 (3.14%) AppDynamics
10 30 (2.69%) F5
11 29 (2.60%) New Relic
12 26 (2.33%) Adobe
12 26 (2.33%) Salesforce.com
13 21 (1.89%) CheckPoint
14 20 (1.80%) Rackspace
15 19 (1.71%) Black Duck
16 17 (1.53%) webMethods
17 16 (1.44%) HP
18 14 (1.26%) Citrix
18 14 (1.26%) SAP