Period
to 15 November 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 15 November 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
15 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 231 236 185
Rank change year-on-year +5 -51 +42
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,103 1,063 1,431
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 1.16% 1.12% 1.45%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.79% 8.18% 9.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 656 737 965
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.27%
10th Percentile £347 £358 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £588
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 27 24
England median hourly rate £30.46 £33.00 £21.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +51.92% -38.93%
10th Percentile £19.60 £15.00 £15.00
90th Percentile £38.15 £46.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £30.46 £33.00 £21.72
% change year-on-year -7.69% +51.92% -38.93%

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 12,545 12,996 15,024
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.17% 13.72% 15.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,591 7,991 9,177
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +2.56%
10th Percentile £200 £190 £220
90th Percentile £613 £588 £575
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 579 681 755
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%
10th Percentile £12.25 £11.50 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.25 £46.50
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -2.56% -13.33% +10.61%

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 15 November 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 15 November 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 15 November 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 -11 563 £525 +2.44% 148
South East -11 192 £450 -6.57% 41
North of England +5 140 £475 -8.43% 30
East of England +1 84 £525 +3.45% 41
North West +9 68 £450 -15.89% 19
Midlands -17 64 £500 +2.41% 7
South West -5 58 £410 +0.31% 24
Yorkshire -11 57 £478 -10.75% 8
West Midlands -47 41 £425 -11.76% 5
East Midlands +17 20 £500 - 2
North East -8 20 £483 -9.81% 3
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 15 November 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.

1 537 (48.69%) Linux
2 527 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
3 472 (42.79%) Java
4 414 (37.53%) Git (software)
5 380 (34.45%) JavaScript
6 375 (34.00%) Jenkins
7 351 (31.82%) TCP/IP
8 342 (31.01%) Continuous Integration
9 330 (29.92%) DevOps
10 322 (29.19%) SSL
11 310 (28.11%) HTML
12 305 (27.65%) Test Automation
13 302 (27.38%) Amazon AWS
14 287 (26.02%) CSS
15 286 (25.93%) REST
16 265 (24.03%) JSON
17 258 (23.39%) Docker
18 256 (23.21%) Open Source
19 252 (22.85%) Python
20 243 (22.03%) Scrum
21 241 (21.85%) TDD
22 236 (21.40%) Puppet
23 234 (21.21%) Configuration Management
24 230 (20.85%) Microservices
25 214 (19.40%) DNS
26 211 (19.13%) Unix
27 209 (18.95%) SQL
28 208 (18.86%) MongoDB
29 205 (18.59%) C#
30 203 (18.40%) 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
1 187 (16.95%) Apache
2 118 (10.70%) Tomcat
3 105 (9.52%) nginx
4 82 (7.43%) Elasticsearch
4 82 (7.43%) WebSphere
5 81 (7.34%) Confluence
5 81 (7.34%) IIS
6 47 (4.26%) Apache Spark
7 41 (3.72%) JBoss
8 40 (3.63%) Jetty
8 40 (3.63%) Mongrel
8 40 (3.63%) WebLogic
9 34 (3.08%) OpenStack
10 26 (2.36%) CMS
11 20 (1.81%) Drupal
12 18 (1.63%) Apache Solr
12 18 (1.63%) WebSphere Application Server
13 15 (1.36%) Commerce Server
14 14 (1.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 13 (1.18%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.27%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.27%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.091%) HipChat
4 1 (0.091%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.091%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.091%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 7 (0.63%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.45%) Salesforce.com CRM
3 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.18%) Global One
3 2 (0.18%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.18%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.091%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.091%) Magento
4 1 (0.091%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.091%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.091%) SAP Hybris
4 1 (0.091%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 302 (27.38%) Amazon AWS
2 132 (11.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 86 (7.80%) Amazon EC2
4 75 (6.80%) GitHub
5 57 (5.17%) Amazon S3
6 47 (4.26%) Google Analytics
6 47 (4.26%) Google Cloud Platform
7 43 (3.90%) Amazon ELB
7 43 (3.90%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 42 (3.81%) Route 53
9 40 (3.63%) Cloud Computing
10 34 (3.08%) npm
11 31 (2.81%) AWS CloudFormation
11 31 (2.81%) PaaS
12 30 (2.72%) Amazon SQS
13 29 (2.63%) Heroku
14 28 (2.54%) Google App Engine
15 26 (2.36%) IaaS
16 23 (2.09%) OpenShift
17 22 (1.99%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 351 (31.82%) TCP/IP
2 322 (29.19%) SSL
3 214 (19.40%) DNS
4 133 (12.06%) FTP
5 114 (10.34%) Firewall
6 90 (8.16%) Internet
7 87 (7.89%) DHCP
8 84 (7.62%) HTTPS
9 72 (6.53%) IPsec
10 68 (6.17%) VPN
11 56 (5.08%) SMTP
12 34 (3.08%) SSH
13 33 (2.99%) Kerberos
14 31 (2.81%) VoIP
14 31 (2.81%) WAN
15 26 (2.36%) MPLS
15 26 (2.36%) SNMP
16 24 (2.18%) Wireless
17 23 (2.09%) Intranet
18 21 (1.90%) LAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 208 (18.86%) MongoDB
2 145 (13.15%) Relational Database
3 129 (11.70%) MySQL
4 124 (11.24%) PostgreSQL
5 116 (10.52%) NoSQL
6 96 (8.70%) SQL Server
7 90 (8.16%) Apache Cassandra
8 54 (4.90%) Big Data
9 45 (4.08%) Hadoop
10 43 (3.90%) Redis
11 35 (3.17%) RDBMS
12 29 (2.63%) Neo4j
13 20 (1.81%) Amazon RDS
14 16 (1.45%) Oracle Database
15 15 (1.36%) DB2
15 15 (1.36%) HBase
16 14 (1.27%) MariaDB
17 12 (1.09%) Apache Hive
17 12 (1.09%) SQL Server 2012
18 8 (0.73%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 414 (37.53%) Git (software)
2 375 (34.00%) Jenkins
3 139 (12.60%) Selenium
4 136 (12.33%) JUnit
5 111 (10.06%) JIRA
6 108 (9.79%) Subversion
7 104 (9.43%) Cucumber
8 75 (6.80%) gulp
9 72 (6.53%) Ant
10 68 (6.17%) Maven
11 63 (5.71%) GitLab
12 61 (5.53%) Gatling
13 57 (5.17%) Travis CI
14 55 (4.99%) Hudson
15 54 (4.90%) Gradle
15 54 (4.90%) IntelliJ
16 48 (4.35%) SonarQube
17 43 (3.90%) Bitbucket
18 39 (3.54%) Grunt
18 39 (3.54%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 114 (10.34%) Finance
2 58 (5.26%) Banking
3 40 (3.63%) Retail
4 22 (1.99%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.45%) Advertising
6 12 (1.09%) Investment Banking
7 11 (1.00%) Marketing
8 9 (0.82%) Law
8 9 (0.82%) Legal
9 7 (0.63%) Publishing
10 5 (0.45%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.36%) Billing
12 3 (0.27%) Front Office
12 3 (0.27%) Games
12 3 (0.27%) Spanish Language
13 2 (0.18%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.18%) Back Office
13 2 (0.18%) Electronics
13 2 (0.18%) German Language
13 2 (0.18%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 541 (49.05%) Developer
2 155 (14.05%) DevOps Engineer
3 143 (12.96%) Java Developer
4 87 (7.89%) Scala Developer
5 75 (6.80%) Agile Developer
6 72 (6.53%) Architect
7 55 (4.99%) .NET Developer
8 51 (4.62%) Senior Developer
9 38 (3.45%) C# Developer
9 38 (3.45%) Perl Developer
10 35 (3.17%) Analyst
10 35 (3.17%) Software Engineer
11 32 (2.90%) AWS DevOps
12 31 (2.81%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
13 30 (2.72%) Lead Developer
14 29 (2.63%) AWS Engineer
15 28 (2.54%) C# .NET Developer
16 27 (2.45%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 27 (2.45%) Tester
17 25 (2.27%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 310 (28.11%) HTML
2 287 (26.02%) CSS
3 286 (25.93%) REST
4 265 (24.03%) JSON
5 198 (17.95%) Spring
6 171 (15.50%) .NET
7 159 (14.42%) HTML5
8 157 (14.23%) AngularJS
8 157 (14.23%) Node.js
9 145 (13.15%) RESTful
10 143 (12.96%) XML
11 135 (12.24%) SOAP
12 106 (9.61%) Web Services
13 103 (9.34%) jQuery
14 100 (9.07%) Guice
15 97 (8.79%) Play Framework
16 96 (8.70%) Ruby on Rails
17 92 (8.34%) Servlets
18 84 (7.62%) J2EE
19 81 (7.34%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 86 (7.80%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (7.07%) Self-Motivation
3 62 (5.62%) Computer Science
4 41 (3.72%) Mobile App
5 40 (3.63%) Linux Command Line
6 38 (3.45%) Data Centre
7 36 (3.26%) PKI
8 35 (3.17%) User Experience
9 24 (2.18%) Greenfield Project
10 20 (1.81%) Algorithms
10 20 (1.81%) Data Structures
11 18 (1.63%) Cyberthreat
12 15 (1.36%) Public Cloud
13 14 (1.27%) Clustering
13 14 (1.27%) W3C
14 12 (1.09%) Client/Server
15 11 (1.00%) Management Information System
15 11 (1.00%) SCADA
15 11 (1.00%) Wiki
16 9 (0.82%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 537 (48.69%) Linux
2 211 (19.13%) Unix
3 187 (16.95%) Windows
4 81 (7.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 77 (6.98%) Ubuntu
6 65 (5.89%) CentOS
7 43 (3.90%) Windows Server
8 27 (2.45%) Android
9 26 (2.36%) Apple iOS
10 25 (2.27%) Mac OS X
10 25 (2.27%) Solaris
11 17 (1.54%) Debian
12 16 (1.45%) SUSE
12 16 (1.45%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
13 13 (1.18%) Fedora
14 12 (1.09%) Kali Linux
15 11 (1.00%) Windows Server 2012
16 7 (0.63%) AIX
16 7 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
17 4 (0.36%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 527 (47.78%) Agile Software Development
2 342 (31.01%) Continuous Integration
3 330 (29.92%) DevOps
4 305 (27.65%) Test Automation
5 256 (23.21%) Open Source
6 243 (22.03%) Scrum
7 241 (21.85%) TDD
8 234 (21.21%) Configuration Management
9 230 (20.85%) Microservices
10 203 (18.40%) Problem-Solving
11 160 (14.51%) MVC
12 150 (13.60%) OO
13 128 (11.60%) BDD
14 125 (11.33%) Unit Testing
15 114 (10.34%) Kanban
15 114 (10.34%) Software Engineering
16 105 (9.52%) Continuous Delivery
17 97 (8.79%) Responsive Web Design
18 95 (8.61%) Web Development
19 90 (8.16%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 472 (42.79%) Java
2 380 (34.45%) JavaScript
3 252 (22.85%) Python
4 209 (18.95%) SQL
5 205 (18.59%) C#
6 191 (17.32%) Ruby
7 173 (15.68%) Perl
8 116 (10.52%) Scala
9 93 (8.43%) Bash Shell
10 80 (7.25%) Groovy
11 66 (5.98%) Java 8
12 58 (5.26%) C
13 53 (4.81%) Shell Script
14 50 (4.53%) PowerShell
15 48 (4.35%) Haskell
15 48 (4.35%) PHP
16 47 (4.26%) ES6
17 43 (3.90%) TypeScript
18 36 (3.26%) C++
19 27 (2.45%) Go
Qualifications
1 90 (8.16%) Security Cleared
2 73 (6.62%) SC Cleared
3 66 (5.98%) Degree
4 52 (4.71%) BPSS Clearance
5 34 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.72%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.27%) DV Cleared
8 13 (1.18%) CCNA
8 13 (1.18%) CISSP
9 12 (1.09%) CCNP
10 11 (1.00%) ISTQB
10 11 (1.00%) OSCE
11 10 (0.91%) SANS
12 9 (0.82%) Microsoft Certification
13 8 (0.73%) CEH
13 8 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 8 (0.73%) OSCP
14 6 (0.54%) CREST Certified
14 6 (0.54%) GIAC
15 5 (0.45%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 40 (3.63%) QA
2 16 (1.45%) GDPR
3 13 (1.18%) PCI DSS
4 12 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 11 (1.00%) WCAG
6 6 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.27%) SLA
8 2 (0.18%) HIPAA
8 2 (0.18%) PMO
8 2 (0.18%) PSD2
8 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.091%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.091%) Disclosure Scotland
9 1 (0.091%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 258 (23.39%) Docker
2 68 (6.17%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (5.53%) Active Directory
4 34 (3.08%) Xen
5 28 (2.54%) Virtual Machines
6 19 (1.72%) Hyper-V
7 17 (1.54%) VirtualBox
8 14 (1.27%) Apache ZooKeeper
8 14 (1.27%) KVM
9 11 (1.00%) vCloud
10 10 (0.91%) HDFS
11 9 (0.82%) Squid
12 8 (0.73%) Postfix
13 7 (0.63%) Virtual Servers
14 6 (0.54%) Microsoft Virtual Server
14 6 (0.54%) vSphere
15 4 (0.36%) LXC
16 3 (0.27%) Firmware
16 3 (0.27%) Terminal Services
16 3 (0.27%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 236 (21.40%) Puppet
2 171 (15.50%) Ansible
3 151 (13.69%) Kubernetes
4 107 (9.70%) Terraform
5 95 (8.61%) Opscode Chef
6 91 (8.25%) Grafana
7 82 (7.43%) Kibana
8 44 (3.99%) Packer
9 40 (3.63%) Prometheus
10 35 (3.17%) Docker Swarm
10 35 (3.17%) Rancher
11 32 (2.90%) logstash
12 27 (2.45%) Salt
13 21 (1.90%) Single Sign-On
14 18 (1.63%) Nessus
15 17 (1.54%) Nmap
16 15 (1.36%) Nagios
17 14 (1.27%) CFEngine
18 13 (1.18%) ZABBIX
19 12 (1.09%) Graylog
Vendors
1 152 (13.78%) Google
2 148 (13.42%) Microsoft
3 82 (7.43%) Oracle
4 80 (7.25%) VMware
5 66 (5.98%) Splunk
6 61 (5.53%) Red Hat
7 44 (3.99%) Cisco
8 32 (2.90%) F5
9 29 (2.63%) Black Duck
10 28 (2.54%) Adobe
11 27 (2.45%) AppDynamics
12 26 (2.36%) IBM
13 22 (1.99%) New Relic
14 21 (1.90%) CheckPoint
14 21 (1.90%) Salesforce.com
15 20 (1.81%) HP
16 19 (1.72%) webMethods
17 15 (1.36%) Rackspace
18 13 (1.18%) MuleSoft
18 13 (1.18%) SaltStack