Period
to 27 January 2020

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 27 January 2020 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
27 Jan 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 274 234 247
Rank change year-on-year -40 +13 -56
Contract jobs citing HTTP 599 1,084 976
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.92% 1.21% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.76% 9.40% 7.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 378 642 730
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £345 £361 £359
90th Percentile £700 £638 £638
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £500
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 11 17
England median hourly rate £50.00 £27.43 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.32% -16.89% -34.00%
10th Percentile £40.00 £15.37 £15.65
90th Percentile £53.00 £43.75 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £27.43 £33.00
% change year-on-year +82.32% -16.89% -34.00%

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 8,864 11,527 12,356
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.64% 12.84% 13.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,390 6,985 7,681
England median daily rate £413 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.94% +3.66% +2.37%
10th Percentile £185 £200 £185
90th Percentile £600 £613 £595
UK median daily rate £410 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -3.53% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 483 511 628
England median hourly rate £21.50 £18.76 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +14.61% +0.32% -15.48%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.00 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.00 £48.75 £46.58
UK median hourly rate £22.50 £18.75 £18.70
% change year-on-year +20.00% +0.27% -15.48%

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020.

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 27 January 2020. 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 -41 268 £543 +3.33% 110
North of England +8 112 £520 +4.00% 51
South East +8 104 £450 -0.55% 54
East of England +7 56 £450 -10.00% 35
Yorkshire +13 41 £520 +4.00% 14
North West +7 39 £563 +16.58% 33
North East +31 38 £405 -12.90% 4
South West -15 30 £438 -16.67% 11
Midlands +6 21 £431 -13.75% 14
West Midlands +19 17 £540 +8.00% 4
East Midlands +10 4 £300 -40.00% 10
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 27 January 2020, 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.

1 267 (44.57%) Linux
2 255 (42.57%) Java
3 227 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
4 225 (37.56%) TCP/IP
5 195 (32.55%) Jenkins
6 194 (32.39%) Continuous Integration
7 184 (30.72%) Git (software)
7 184 (30.72%) REST
8 163 (27.21%) Test Automation
9 157 (26.21%) JavaScript
10 152 (25.38%) HTML
11 144 (24.04%) Python
12 141 (23.54%) JSON
13 138 (23.04%) XML
14 134 (22.37%) CSS
14 134 (22.37%) SSL
15 128 (21.37%) DevOps
16 120 (20.03%) Open Source
17 119 (19.87%) Microservices
18 114 (19.03%) AWS
19 109 (18.20%) SQL
20 107 (17.86%) Web Services
20 107 (17.86%) Windows
20 107 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
21 106 (17.70%) Google
22 102 (17.03%) Configuration Management
22 102 (17.03%) HTML5
23 101 (16.86%) DNS
24 98 (16.36%) SOAP
25 97 (16.19%) Unix

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 96 (16.03%) Apache
2 68 (11.35%) Tomcat
3 52 (8.68%) nginx
4 47 (7.85%) WebSphere
5 39 (6.51%) IIS
6 36 (6.01%) WebLogic
7 35 (5.84%) JBoss
8 32 (5.34%) Confluence
9 30 (5.01%) Jetty
10 24 (4.01%) Mongrel
11 18 (3.01%) SharePoint
12 15 (2.50%) Elasticsearch
13 13 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 11 (1.84%) K2 blackpearl
15 9 (1.50%) CMS
16 7 (1.17%) Apache Spark
16 7 (1.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 5 (0.83%) WebSphere Application Server
18 4 (0.67%) Apache ServiceMix
18 4 (0.67%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 9 (1.50%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.67%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.17%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 28 (4.67%) BusinessWorks
2 11 (1.84%) Magento
3 4 (0.67%) Temenos T24
4 3 (0.50%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.17%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 114 (19.03%) AWS
2 75 (12.52%) GitHub
3 63 (10.52%) Azure
4 61 (10.18%) GCP
5 32 (5.34%) Google Analytics
5 32 (5.34%) PaaS
6 28 (4.67%) Amazon EC2
7 22 (3.67%) Google App Engine
8 15 (2.50%) Office 365
9 14 (2.34%) Route 53
10 10 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 10 (1.67%) Cloud Computing
11 9 (1.50%) Azure Active Directory
11 9 (1.50%) SaaS
11 9 (1.50%) Serverless
12 8 (1.34%) Amazon S3
12 8 (1.34%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 7 (1.17%) Amazon ELB
13 7 (1.17%) CloudFront
13 7 (1.17%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 225 (37.56%) TCP/IP
2 134 (22.37%) SSL
3 101 (16.86%) DNS
4 84 (14.02%) HTTPS
5 77 (12.85%) DHCP
6 65 (10.85%) FTP
7 60 (10.02%) Firewall
8 49 (8.18%) IPsec
9 47 (7.85%) Wireshark
10 31 (5.18%) SMTP
11 28 (4.67%) Internet
12 25 (4.17%) IPv4
12 25 (4.17%) VPN
13 24 (4.01%) IPv6
14 23 (3.84%) Network Security
15 19 (3.17%) SNMP
15 19 (3.17%) Wi-Fi
16 18 (3.01%) Ethernet
17 14 (2.34%) Telnet
18 13 (2.17%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 88 (14.69%) Relational Database
2 82 (13.69%) SQL Server
3 65 (10.85%) MongoDB
4 59 (9.85%) MySQL
5 48 (8.01%) NoSQL
6 34 (5.68%) RDBMS
7 26 (4.34%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (3.51%) PostgreSQL
9 14 (2.34%) Big Data
10 12 (2.00%) Spotfire
11 10 (1.67%) Neo4j
11 10 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
12 9 (1.50%) SQL Server 2016
13 7 (1.17%) Hadoop
14 6 (1.00%) Data Warehouse
14 6 (1.00%) Infinispan
14 6 (1.00%) Redis
15 5 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 5 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
16 4 (0.67%) HBase
Development Applications
1 195 (32.55%) Jenkins
2 184 (30.72%) Git (software)
3 74 (12.35%) JUnit
4 57 (9.52%) Selenium
5 49 (8.18%) Cucumber
6 42 (7.01%) Gatling
6 42 (7.01%) JIRA
7 35 (5.84%) Travis CI
8 34 (5.68%) GitLab
8 34 (5.68%) Gradle
9 30 (5.01%) Ant
9 30 (5.01%) Maven
10 29 (4.84%) Mockito
11 25 (4.17%) Subversion
12 23 (3.84%) SonarQube
13 22 (3.67%) Eclipse
13 22 (3.67%) gulp
14 19 (3.17%) JMeter
15 16 (2.67%) git-flow
16 15 (2.50%) IntelliJ
General
1 57 (9.52%) Finance
2 40 (6.68%) Public Sector
3 32 (5.34%) Banking
4 12 (2.00%) Front Office
5 11 (1.84%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.67%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.67%) Games
7 6 (1.00%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.83%) Manufacturing
8 5 (0.83%) Multimedia
8 5 (0.83%) Retail
9 4 (0.67%) Advertising
9 4 (0.67%) Legal
9 4 (0.67%) Marketing
9 4 (0.67%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.50%) Automotive
10 3 (0.50%) Law
10 3 (0.50%) Publishing
11 2 (0.33%) Back Office
12 1 (0.17%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 302 (50.42%) Developer
2 68 (11.35%) Java Developer
3 51 (8.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 45 (7.51%) Senior Developer
5 40 (6.68%) Scala Developer
6 38 (6.34%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 36 (6.01%) Analyst
8 32 (5.34%) Architect
9 22 (3.67%) Linux Developer
10 21 (3.51%) Agile Developer
10 21 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
11 19 (3.17%) Agile Java Developer
11 19 (3.17%) Senior Java Developer
12 18 (3.01%) C Developer
12 18 (3.01%) Consultant
12 18 (3.01%) Network Engineer
13 16 (2.67%) Python Developer
14 15 (2.50%) React Developer
14 15 (2.50%) Site Engineer
14 15 (2.50%) Site Reliability Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 184 (30.72%) REST
2 152 (25.38%) HTML
3 141 (23.54%) JSON
4 138 (23.04%) XML
5 134 (22.37%) CSS
6 107 (17.86%) Web Services
7 102 (17.03%) HTML5
8 98 (16.36%) SOAP
9 95 (15.86%) Spring
10 92 (15.36%) RESTful
11 72 (12.02%) Node.js
12 64 (10.68%) .NET
13 62 (10.35%) AngularJS
14 60 (10.02%) CSS3
14 60 (10.02%) J2EE
15 59 (9.85%) Play Framework
16 47 (7.85%) Guice
17 38 (6.34%) Ruby on Rails
18 37 (6.18%) Servlets
19 33 (5.51%) Gherkin
Miscellaneous
1 77 (12.85%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (5.84%) Algorithms
3 26 (4.34%) Mobile App
4 25 (4.17%) User Experience
5 18 (3.01%) Client/Server
6 17 (2.84%) Virtual Team
7 16 (2.67%) Device Driver
8 15 (2.50%) Management Information System
8 15 (2.50%) PKI
9 14 (2.34%) Data Structures
9 14 (2.34%) Greenfield Project
10 13 (2.17%) Enterprise Software
11 10 (1.67%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.67%) Mobile Payment
12 8 (1.34%) IPTV
12 8 (1.34%) Self-Motivation
13 7 (1.17%) Public Cloud
14 6 (1.00%) Blog
14 6 (1.00%) Fibre Optics
14 6 (1.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 267 (44.57%) Linux
2 107 (17.86%) Windows
3 97 (16.19%) Unix
4 29 (4.84%) Windows Server
5 27 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 26 (4.34%) Ubuntu
7 20 (3.34%) Android
7 20 (3.34%) CentOS
8 17 (2.84%) Windows Server 2012
9 16 (2.67%) Apple iOS
10 14 (2.34%) Mac OS X
11 9 (1.50%) Debian
12 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2003
12 8 (1.34%) Windows Server 2008
13 7 (1.17%) Mac OS
14 6 (1.00%) SUSE
15 5 (0.83%) Check Point GAiA
15 5 (0.83%) Windows 10
16 2 (0.33%) HPUX
16 2 (0.33%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 227 (37.90%) Agile Software Development
2 194 (32.39%) Continuous Integration
3 163 (27.21%) Test Automation
4 128 (21.37%) DevOps
5 120 (20.03%) Open Source
6 119 (19.87%) Microservices
7 107 (17.86%) Problem-Solving
8 102 (17.03%) Configuration Management
9 88 (14.69%) TDD
10 81 (13.52%) Scrum
11 68 (11.35%) Web Development
12 56 (9.35%) MVC
12 56 (9.35%) Software Engineering
13 50 (8.35%) BDD
14 49 (8.18%) Analytics
15 47 (7.85%) ITIL
15 47 (7.85%) Mentoring
16 42 (7.01%) Front End Development
17 39 (6.51%) Continuous Improvement
18 38 (6.34%) Lean Software Development
Programming Languages
1 255 (42.57%) Java
2 157 (26.21%) JavaScript
3 144 (24.04%) Python
4 109 (18.20%) SQL
5 84 (14.02%) Ruby
6 72 (12.02%) Scala
7 50 (8.35%) C#
8 49 (8.18%) Bash Shell
9 38 (6.34%) Perl
10 37 (6.18%) PowerShell
11 31 (5.18%) C
12 27 (4.51%) PHP
12 27 (4.51%) TypeScript
13 24 (4.01%) Kotlin
14 19 (3.17%) XPath
15 17 (2.84%) Go
15 17 (2.84%) Groovy
16 16 (2.67%) Haskell
16 16 (2.67%) Java 8
17 12 (2.00%) ES6
Qualifications
1 56 (9.35%) Degree
2 47 (7.85%) Security Cleared
3 37 (6.18%) Cisco Certification
4 33 (5.51%) SC Cleared
5 26 (4.34%) CCNA
5 26 (4.34%) CCNP
6 19 (3.17%) Computer Science Degree
7 17 (2.84%) BPSS Clearance
8 13 (2.17%) CISSP
9 10 (1.67%) CCIE
9 10 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (1.50%) TOGAF Certification
11 7 (1.17%) GIAC
11 7 (1.17%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (1.00%) CEH
12 6 (1.00%) GCIA
12 6 (1.00%) GCIH
12 6 (1.00%) JNCIA
12 6 (1.00%) JNCIP
12 6 (1.00%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.17%) QA
2 23 (3.84%) WCAG
3 6 (1.00%) GDPR
4 5 (0.83%) MiFID
5 4 (0.67%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.67%) NIST
6 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
6 3 (0.50%) Government Security Classifications
6 3 (0.50%) NCSC
7 2 (0.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.33%) RMADS
8 1 (0.17%) HL7
8 1 (0.17%) PMO
8 1 (0.17%) SLA
System Software
1 91 (15.19%) Docker
2 46 (7.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 30 (5.01%) Active Directory
4 28 (4.67%) Virtual Machines
5 23 (3.84%) Xen
6 13 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.17%) VirtualBox
8 4 (0.67%) HDFS
9 2 (0.33%) Samba
9 2 (0.33%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.33%) vSphere
10 1 (0.17%) Hyper-V
10 1 (0.17%) NFS
10 1 (0.17%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.17%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.17%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.17%) Postfix
10 1 (0.17%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.17%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.17%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 96 (16.03%) Puppet
2 63 (10.52%) Kubernetes
3 57 (9.52%) Terraform
4 50 (8.35%) Opscode Chef
5 46 (7.68%) Ansible
6 41 (6.84%) Grafana
7 38 (6.34%) Kibana
8 12 (2.00%) Salt
9 11 (1.84%) Prometheus
9 11 (1.84%) Rancher
10 10 (1.67%) Docker Swarm
10 10 (1.67%) Single Sign-On
11 9 (1.50%) Packer
12 7 (1.17%) Control-M
12 7 (1.17%) HP ALM
12 7 (1.17%) Nagios
13 6 (1.00%) FortiGate
13 6 (1.00%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (1.00%) logstash
14 4 (0.67%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 106 (17.70%) Google
2 80 (13.36%) Microsoft
3 54 (9.02%) VMware
4 53 (8.85%) Oracle
5 40 (6.68%) Cisco
6 29 (4.84%) TIBCO
7 28 (4.67%) Red Hat
8 18 (3.01%) Splunk
9 17 (2.84%) Juniper
10 14 (2.34%) F5
11 11 (1.84%) Adobe
11 11 (1.84%) Dell
11 11 (1.84%) SAP
11 11 (1.84%) Zend
12 10 (1.67%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.67%) webMethods
13 9 (1.50%) IBM
14 8 (1.34%) BMC
14 8 (1.34%) HP
14 8 (1.34%) SolarWinds