Period
to 15 January 2021

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 15 January 2021 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
15 Jan 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 284 290 239
Rank change year-on-year +6 -51 +11
Contract jobs citing HTTP 268 589 1,088
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.79% 0.88% 1.19%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.40% 6.43% 9.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 212 397 664
Median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £350 £345 £363
90th Percentile £638 £700 £638
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +5.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 12 9
Median hourly rate £40.00 £48.75 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.95% +45.52% +1.52%
10th Percentile £21.25 £40.10 £18.87
90th Percentile £53.50 £51.58 £45.05
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £48.75 £33.50
% change year-on-year -17.95% +45.52% +1.52%

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 4,185 9,157 11,739
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 12.40% 13.72% 12.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,653 5,741 7,234
Median daily rate £425 £410 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% -3.53% +3.66%
10th Percentile £200 £181 £200
90th Percentile £613 £600 £613
UK median daily rate £438 £410 £425
% change year-on-year +6.71% -3.53% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 211 480 521
Median hourly rate £31.50 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +40.00% +21.62% -
10th Percentile £12.97 £13.25 £12.00
90th Percentile £58.00 £53.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.50 £18.50
% change year-on-year +44.44% +21.62% -0.67%

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021.

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 15 January 2021. 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 +55 168 £525 -3.23% 84
North of England +25 24 £433 -16.83% 21
South East +50 21 £433 -3.89% 46
East of England +37 19 £450 +2.86% 16
South West +82 17 £413 -8.33% 15
North West +46 11 £483 -17.87% 12
Yorkshire +12 10 £350 -32.69% 6
Midlands +44 5 £550 +22.22% 14
North East +4 3 £394 -2.72% 3
West Midlands +25 1 £350 -35.19% 9
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 15 January 2021, 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.

1 109 (40.67%) Java
1 109 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
2 105 (39.18%) Linux
3 94 (35.07%) JSON
4 88 (32.84%) Web Services
5 82 (30.60%) Python
6 81 (30.22%) TCP/IP
7 78 (29.10%) Jenkins
8 75 (27.99%) XML
9 72 (26.87%) RESTful
10 70 (26.12%) Git (software)
11 67 (25.00%) HTML
12 65 (24.25%) SOAP
13 64 (23.88%) REST
14 56 (20.90%) JavaScript
14 56 (20.90%) Azure
15 53 (19.78%) AWS
16 51 (19.03%) DNS
17 50 (18.66%) Open Source
18 49 (18.28%) Test Automation
18 49 (18.28%) TDD
18 49 (18.28%) Windows
19 48 (17.91%) Microservices
20 47 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
21 46 (17.16%) JIRA
22 45 (16.79%) Security Cleared
22 45 (16.79%) SSL
23 43 (16.04%) Finance
23 43 (16.04%) Oracle
23 43 (16.04%) Spring

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 33 (12.31%) Apache
2 29 (10.82%) Red Hat Fuse
3 28 (10.45%) JBoss
3 28 (10.45%) WebSphere
4 25 (9.33%) Confluence
4 25 (9.33%) Tomcat
5 17 (6.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 16 (5.97%) IIS
6 16 (5.97%) Mule
7 14 (5.22%) WebLogic
8 12 (4.48%) Oracle Service Bus
9 11 (4.10%) nginx
10 10 (3.73%) Apache ServiceMix
10 10 (3.73%) BizTalk Server
11 7 (2.61%) Apache Spark
12 5 (1.87%) Apache Airflow
12 5 (1.87%) Elasticsearch
12 5 (1.87%) OpenStack
12 5 (1.87%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 4 (1.49%) SharePoint
Applications
1 5 (1.87%) Microsoft Office
2 2 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.75%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.37%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 6 (2.24%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (1.12%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (1.12%) Magento
3 1 (0.37%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 56 (20.90%) Azure
2 53 (19.78%) AWS
3 23 (8.58%) GitHub
4 12 (4.48%) PaaS
5 11 (4.10%) Boomi
5 11 (4.10%) OpenShift
6 10 (3.73%) Apigee
7 9 (3.36%) GCP
8 8 (2.99%) IaaS
9 7 (2.61%) Amazon EC2
10 6 (2.24%) Amazon S3
10 6 (2.24%) Google Analytics
10 6 (2.24%) Logic Apps
10 6 (2.24%) Power Platform
11 5 (1.87%) Amazon SQS
11 5 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
11 5 (1.87%) Dynamics 365
11 5 (1.87%) Power Automate
11 5 (1.87%) PowerApps
11 5 (1.87%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 81 (30.22%) TCP/IP
2 51 (19.03%) DNS
3 45 (16.79%) SSL
4 39 (14.55%) DHCP
5 30 (11.19%) Firewall
6 28 (10.45%) HTTPS
7 26 (9.70%) SMTP
8 23 (8.58%) FTP
9 16 (5.97%) Internet
10 13 (4.85%) SNMP
11 12 (4.48%) IPsec
12 11 (4.10%) IPv6
12 11 (4.10%) SSH
12 11 (4.10%) Wi-Fi
13 10 (3.73%) IPv4
13 10 (3.73%) VPN
13 10 (3.73%) Wireless
14 9 (3.36%) Broadband
14 9 (3.36%) VLAN
15 8 (2.99%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (10.45%) MySQL
2 27 (10.07%) Relational Database
3 24 (8.96%) SQL Server
4 21 (7.84%) MongoDB
5 15 (5.60%) PostgreSQL
6 14 (5.22%) NoSQL
7 13 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (2.99%) Big Data
9 6 (2.24%) Power BI
10 5 (1.87%) Data Lake
10 5 (1.87%) Neo4j
10 5 (1.87%) Parquet
10 5 (1.87%) RDBMS
10 5 (1.87%) Snowflake Schema
11 4 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
12 3 (1.12%) BusinessObjects
13 2 (0.75%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 2 (0.75%) Amazon RDS
13 2 (0.75%) Oracle Database 11g
13 2 (0.75%) Redis
Development Applications
1 78 (29.10%) Jenkins
2 70 (26.12%) Git (software)
3 46 (17.16%) JIRA
4 33 (12.31%) JUnit
5 29 (10.82%) Maven
6 22 (8.21%) Gradle
7 18 (6.72%) Cucumber
7 18 (6.72%) JMeter
8 15 (5.60%) Ant
9 14 (5.22%) SonarQube
10 13 (4.85%) Mockito
11 12 (4.48%) Selenium
12 10 (3.73%) Gatling
12 10 (3.73%) Subversion
13 9 (3.36%) git-flow
14 6 (2.24%) Eclipse
14 6 (2.24%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
14 6 (2.24%) Visual Studio
15 5 (1.87%) Artifactory
15 5 (1.87%) Bitbucket
General
1 43 (16.04%) Finance
1 43 (16.04%) Public Sector
2 22 (8.21%) Marketing
3 19 (7.09%) Telecoms
4 17 (6.34%) Manufacturing
5 16 (5.97%) Electronics
6 8 (2.99%) Banking
7 5 (1.87%) Advertising
7 5 (1.87%) Law
8 4 (1.49%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.12%) Games
9 3 (1.12%) Retail
10 2 (0.75%) Legal
10 2 (0.75%) Publishing
11 1 (0.37%) Aerospace
11 1 (0.37%) Front Office
11 1 (0.37%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 92 (34.33%) Developer
2 45 (16.79%) Java Developer
3 27 (10.07%) Architect
4 19 (7.09%) DevOps Engineer
5 17 (6.34%) Linux Engineer
6 15 (5.60%) Integration Developer
7 14 (5.22%) Consultant
7 14 (5.22%) Software Engineer
8 13 (4.85%) Cloud Engineer
9 10 (3.73%) Administrator
9 10 (3.73%) Lead Developer
9 10 (3.73%) Lead Java Developer
9 10 (3.73%) Security Engineer
9 10 (3.73%) Senior Developer
10 9 (3.36%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 9 (3.36%) SC Cleared Java Developer
10 9 (3.36%) Technical Architect
11 8 (2.99%) Linux Administrator
11 8 (2.99%) Solutions Architect
11 8 (2.99%) Systems Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 94 (35.07%) JSON
2 88 (32.84%) Web Services
3 75 (27.99%) XML
4 72 (26.87%) RESTful
5 67 (25.00%) HTML
6 65 (24.25%) SOAP
7 64 (23.88%) REST
8 43 (16.04%) Spring
9 39 (14.55%) CSS
9 39 (14.55%) Middleware
10 28 (10.45%) .NET
11 26 (9.70%) AngularJS
12 25 (9.33%) HTML5
13 23 (8.58%) Spring Boot
14 21 (7.84%) J2EE
15 16 (5.97%) Node.js
16 15 (5.60%) Kafka
17 14 (5.22%) XSLT
18 13 (4.85%) Oracle Fusion
19 12 (4.48%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 26 (9.70%) Analytical Skills
2 19 (7.09%) Data Structures
2 19 (7.09%) Mobile App
3 15 (5.60%) Self-Motivation
4 12 (4.48%) Mobile Payment
5 11 (4.10%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (3.73%) User Experience
7 9 (3.36%) Device Driver
8 7 (2.61%) Data Centre
9 6 (2.24%) Algorithms
9 6 (2.24%) Private Cloud
10 5 (1.87%) Digital TV
10 5 (1.87%) Management Information System
10 5 (1.87%) STB
11 4 (1.49%) Clustering
11 4 (1.49%) MPEG
11 4 (1.49%) Social Media
11 4 (1.49%) Video\Live Streaming
12 2 (0.75%) Embedded Systems
12 2 (0.75%) Enterprise Cloud
Operating Systems
1 105 (39.18%) Linux
2 49 (18.28%) Windows
3 28 (10.45%) Unix
4 21 (7.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (3.36%) Ubuntu
5 9 (3.36%) Windows Server
6 8 (2.99%) Mac OS X
7 7 (2.61%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (2.24%) Android
8 6 (2.24%) CentOS
8 6 (2.24%) Debian
9 5 (1.87%) Apple iOS
10 3 (1.12%) Embedded Linux
11 1 (0.37%) Android TV
11 1 (0.37%) Tizen
11 1 (0.37%) webOS
11 1 (0.37%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 109 (40.67%) Agile Software Development
2 50 (18.66%) Open Source
3 49 (18.28%) TDD
3 49 (18.28%) Test Automation
4 48 (17.91%) Microservices
5 47 (17.54%) Continuous Integration
6 43 (16.04%) DevOps
7 41 (15.30%) Problem-Solving
7 41 (15.30%) Software Engineering
8 32 (11.94%) SOA
9 31 (11.57%) BDD
9 31 (11.57%) Scrum
10 27 (10.07%) Configuration Management
11 25 (9.33%) Business Intelligence
11 25 (9.33%) Web Development
12 23 (8.58%) Kanban
13 21 (7.84%) Data Modelling
13 21 (7.84%) Mentoring
14 18 (6.72%) Continuous Delivery
15 17 (6.34%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 109 (40.67%) Java
2 82 (30.60%) Python
3 56 (20.90%) JavaScript
4 37 (13.81%) SQL
5 34 (12.69%) C#
6 22 (8.21%) C
7 21 (7.84%) Perl
8 18 (6.72%) C++
9 15 (5.60%) Java 8
9 15 (5.60%) Kotlin
10 14 (5.22%) Bash Shell
11 13 (4.85%) XPath
12 11 (4.10%) PowerShell
12 11 (4.10%) Scala
13 9 (3.36%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.99%) Ruby
15 7 (2.61%) Groovy
15 7 (2.61%) VB
16 6 (2.24%) TypeScript
16 6 (2.24%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 45 (16.79%) Security Cleared
2 41 (15.30%) SC Cleared
3 19 (7.09%) Degree
4 10 (3.73%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.24%) CCNP
5 6 (2.24%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.87%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.49%) CCNA
8 2 (0.75%) AWS Certification
8 2 (0.75%) CEH
8 2 (0.75%) CISSP
8 2 (0.75%) GCIA
8 2 (0.75%) GCIH
8 2 (0.75%) GIAC
8 2 (0.75%) GSEC
8 2 (0.75%) ISEB
8 2 (0.75%) ISEB Practitioner
8 2 (0.75%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 1 (0.37%) BPSS Clearance
9 1 (0.37%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (11.94%) QA
2 5 (1.87%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 4 (1.49%) NIST
3 4 (1.49%) WCAG
4 2 (0.75%) HL7
5 1 (0.37%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.37%) GDPR
5 1 (0.37%) HIPAA
5 1 (0.37%) NIST 800
5 1 (0.37%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.37%) SLA
System Software
1 37 (13.81%) Docker
2 24 (8.96%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (3.73%) Active Directory
4 7 (2.61%) Virtual Machines
5 3 (1.12%) VMware NSX
5 3 (1.12%) vSphere
6 2 (0.75%) VMware ESXi
6 2 (0.75%) Xen
7 1 (0.37%) LXC
7 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.37%) OpenAM
7 1 (0.37%) oVirt
7 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
7 1 (0.37%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 36 (13.43%) Kubernetes
2 29 (10.82%) Puppet
3 25 (9.33%) Ansible
4 19 (7.09%) Opscode Chef
5 16 (5.97%) Terraform
6 8 (2.99%) Single Sign-On
7 7 (2.61%) Grafana
7 7 (2.61%) Salt
8 6 (2.24%) Kibana
9 4 (1.49%) vRealize
10 3 (1.12%) Docker Swarm
10 3 (1.12%) Forum Sentry
10 3 (1.12%) HP ALM
10 3 (1.12%) HP Fortify
10 3 (1.12%) Nagios
10 3 (1.12%) Norton AntiVirus
10 3 (1.12%) vCenter Server
10 3 (1.12%) WebInspect
11 2 (0.75%) SCCM
11 2 (0.75%) SCOM
Vendors
1 43 (16.04%) Oracle
2 37 (13.81%) Red Hat
3 34 (12.69%) Microsoft
4 32 (11.94%) VMware
5 21 (7.84%) SAP
6 16 (5.97%) WSO2
7 15 (5.60%) Google
8 14 (5.22%) Atlassian
9 13 (4.85%) TIBCO
10 12 (4.48%) Dell
11 11 (4.10%) ArcSight
11 11 (4.10%) Cisco
11 11 (4.10%) MuleSoft
12 10 (3.73%) Axway
12 10 (3.73%) Fiorano
12 10 (3.73%) Infoblox
12 10 (3.73%) Jitterbit
12 10 (3.73%) Talend
12 10 (3.73%) webMethods
13 9 (3.36%) Qualys