Period
to 22 October 2019

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 22 October 2019 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
22 Oct 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 326 234 233
Rank change year-on-year -92 -1 -43
Contract jobs citing HTTP 592 1,091 1,038
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.76% 1.16% 1.14%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.78% 8.73% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 682 698
England median daily rate £500 £500 £500
10th Percentile £363 £355 £350
90th Percentile £675 £638 £613
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 8 26
England median hourly rate £50.00 £30.46 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +64.14% -7.69% +53.88%
10th Percentile £40.30 £19.60 £15.39
90th Percentile £54.75 £38.15 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £30.46 £33.00
% change year-on-year +64.14% -7.69% +53.88%

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 10,242 12,493 12,563
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.23% 13.23% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,252 7,561 7,726
England median daily rate £425 £425 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +4.94% +1.25%
10th Percentile £195 £200 £200
90th Percentile £606 £613 £588
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
% change year-on-year - +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 510 602 654
England median hourly rate £29.25 £19.69 £18.70
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +48.53% +5.31% -16.89%
10th Percentile £13.11 £12.25 £11.64
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £31.50 £19.00 £19.32
% change year-on-year +65.79% -1.63% -15.41%

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019.

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 22 October 2019. 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 -83 292 £540 +2.86% 86
South East -16 116 £475 +5.56% 29
North of England -5 97 £500 +5.26% 25
North West -11 40 £500 +11.11% 16
Yorkshire -8 30 £513 +2.50% 8
North East +21 27 £491 -1.75% 1
South West -21 27 £450 +13.92% 33
East of England -30 26 £413 -23.26% 23
Midlands +17 25 £400 -3.61% 14
West Midlands +10 16 £575 +35.29% 12
East Midlands +6 9 £340 -13.92% 2
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 October 2019, 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.

1 250 (42.23%) Linux
2 239 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
3 221 (37.33%) Java
4 215 (36.32%) TCP/IP
5 200 (33.78%) Git (software)
6 182 (30.74%) Continuous Integration
7 166 (28.04%) REST
8 162 (27.36%) JavaScript
9 158 (26.69%) Test Automation
10 153 (25.84%) Jenkins
11 145 (24.49%) DevOps
12 144 (24.32%) Python
13 138 (23.31%) Windows
14 137 (23.14%) HTML
15 131 (22.13%) SSL
16 130 (21.96%) AWS
17 129 (21.79%) Docker
17 129 (21.79%) Microservices
18 123 (20.78%) JSON
19 117 (19.76%) Configuration Management
20 114 (19.26%) Puppet
21 112 (18.92%) CSS
21 112 (18.92%) TDD
22 111 (18.75%) XML
23 109 (18.41%) SQL
24 108 (18.24%) DNS
25 102 (17.23%) Web Services
26 95 (16.05%) Kubernetes
27 94 (15.88%) Apache
28 93 (15.71%) 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 94 (15.88%) Apache
2 49 (8.28%) Tomcat
3 42 (7.09%) nginx
4 37 (6.25%) JBoss
5 30 (5.07%) IIS
6 28 (4.73%) WebLogic
7 22 (3.72%) Elasticsearch
7 22 (3.72%) SharePoint
8 20 (3.38%) Jetty
8 20 (3.38%) WebSphere
9 19 (3.21%) Confluence
10 14 (2.36%) K2 blackpearl
10 14 (2.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 13 (2.20%) Apache Spark
12 11 (1.86%) Mongrel
13 7 (1.18%) Cloud Foundry
14 6 (1.01%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 5 (0.84%) CMS
15 5 (0.84%) WebSphere Application Server
16 4 (0.68%) ColdFusion
Applications
1 12 (2.03%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (1.01%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.68%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.17%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (2.36%) BusinessWorks
2 9 (1.52%) Magento
3 6 (1.01%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.68%) Dynamics CRM
4 4 (0.68%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.68%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.17%) Fredhopper
5 1 (0.17%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.17%) SAP Hybris
Cloud Services
1 130 (21.96%) AWS
2 65 (10.98%) Azure
3 49 (8.28%) GCP
4 38 (6.42%) GitHub
5 28 (4.73%) Amazon EC2
6 24 (4.05%) Google Analytics
7 22 (3.72%) PaaS
7 22 (3.72%) Route 53
8 19 (3.21%) Amazon S3
8 19 (3.21%) Office 365
9 18 (3.04%) Serverless
10 17 (2.87%) OpenShift
10 17 (2.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 15 (2.53%) Amazon ELB
12 13 (2.20%) AWS Lambda
12 13 (2.20%) npm
13 12 (2.03%) Amazon SQS
14 11 (1.86%) Cloud Computing
14 11 (1.86%) Google App Engine
15 8 (1.35%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 215 (36.32%) TCP/IP
2 131 (22.13%) SSL
3 108 (18.24%) DNS
4 65 (10.98%) FTP
4 65 (10.98%) HTTPS
5 55 (9.29%) DHCP
6 49 (8.28%) Firewall
7 43 (7.26%) IPsec
8 37 (6.25%) SMTP
9 31 (5.24%) Internet
10 23 (3.89%) Network Security
11 21 (3.55%) VPN
12 18 (3.04%) Wireshark
13 16 (2.70%) Intrusion Detection
14 14 (2.36%) VoIP
15 13 (2.20%) SNMP
16 12 (2.03%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 12 (2.03%) LAN
16 12 (2.03%) WAN
17 11 (1.86%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 89 (15.03%) MySQL
2 83 (14.02%) MongoDB
3 71 (11.99%) Relational Database
4 61 (10.30%) NoSQL
4 61 (10.30%) SQL Server
5 49 (8.28%) PostgreSQL
6 27 (4.56%) RDBMS
7 23 (3.89%) Apache Cassandra
8 16 (2.70%) Amazon DynamoDB
9 15 (2.53%) Big Data
10 11 (1.86%) SQL Server 2012
10 11 (1.86%) SQL Server 2016
11 7 (1.18%) Amazon RDS
12 6 (1.01%) Infinispan
13 4 (0.68%) Couchbase
13 4 (0.68%) Flink
13 4 (0.68%) Neo4j
13 4 (0.68%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.51%) Hadoop
14 3 (0.51%) Redis
Development Applications
1 200 (33.78%) Git (software)
2 153 (25.84%) Jenkins
3 61 (10.30%) JUnit
4 55 (9.29%) Selenium
5 47 (7.94%) Cucumber
6 46 (7.77%) Subversion
7 36 (6.08%) Gatling
8 33 (5.57%) JIRA
9 30 (5.07%) GitLab
10 26 (4.39%) Gradle
10 26 (4.39%) gulp
11 25 (4.22%) Maven
11 25 (4.22%) Travis CI
12 22 (3.72%) Mockito
13 21 (3.55%) Ant
13 21 (3.55%) Eclipse
14 18 (3.04%) IntelliJ
15 17 (2.87%) SonarQube
16 14 (2.36%) TeamCity
17 12 (2.03%) Sublime Text
General
1 87 (14.70%) Finance
2 41 (6.93%) Banking
3 32 (5.41%) Public Sector
4 13 (2.20%) Front Office
5 11 (1.86%) Telecoms
6 10 (1.69%) Financial Institution
6 10 (1.69%) Retail
7 9 (1.52%) Games
8 5 (0.84%) Investment Banking
8 5 (0.84%) Multimedia
9 4 (0.68%) Electronics
9 4 (0.68%) Marketing
9 4 (0.68%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.51%) Advertising
10 3 (0.51%) Legal
11 2 (0.34%) Back Office
11 2 (0.34%) Manufacturing
11 2 (0.34%) Publishing
12 1 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 1 (0.17%) Law
Job Titles
1 272 (45.95%) Developer
2 77 (13.01%) Java Developer
3 62 (10.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 58 (9.80%) Senior Developer
5 45 (7.60%) Analyst
6 37 (6.25%) Scala Developer
7 31 (5.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 30 (5.07%) Architect
9 27 (4.56%) Agile Developer
10 25 (4.22%) Agile Java Developer
10 25 (4.22%) AWS Engineer
11 23 (3.89%) React Developer
12 20 (3.38%) Consultant
13 19 (3.21%) Senior Java Developer
14 17 (2.87%) Administrator
14 17 (2.87%) Integration Developer
15 16 (2.70%) AWS DevOps
16 15 (2.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
16 15 (2.53%) JavaScript Developer
17 13 (2.20%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 166 (28.04%) REST
2 137 (23.14%) HTML
3 123 (20.78%) JSON
4 112 (18.92%) CSS
5 111 (18.75%) XML
6 102 (17.23%) Web Services
7 85 (14.36%) SOAP
8 83 (14.02%) Spring
9 75 (12.67%) HTML5
9 75 (12.67%) RESTful
10 60 (10.14%) Node.js
11 59 (9.97%) AngularJS
12 51 (8.61%) CSS3
13 50 (8.45%) .NET
14 49 (8.28%) Play Framework
15 44 (7.43%) J2EE
16 40 (6.76%) Guice
17 37 (6.25%) Spring Boot
18 33 (5.57%) Kafka
19 32 (5.41%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 66 (11.15%) Analytical Skills
2 23 (3.89%) User Experience
3 18 (3.04%) Mobile App
4 17 (2.87%) Management Information System
4 17 (2.87%) PKI
5 16 (2.70%) Enterprise Software
5 16 (2.70%) Greenfield Project
6 15 (2.53%) Clustering
7 14 (2.36%) Data Centre
8 13 (2.20%) Virtual Team
9 11 (1.86%) Client/Server
9 11 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 10 (1.69%) Cyber Defence
10 10 (1.69%) Linux Command Line
11 8 (1.35%) Replication
12 6 (1.01%) Cloud Native
12 6 (1.01%) Fibre Optics
12 6 (1.01%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 5 (0.84%) Public Cloud
14 4 (0.68%) Grid Computing
Operating Systems
1 250 (42.23%) Linux
2 138 (23.31%) Windows
3 93 (15.71%) Unix
4 44 (7.43%) Windows Server
5 26 (4.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (3.72%) Android
7 21 (3.55%) CentOS
7 21 (3.55%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (3.38%) Ubuntu
9 19 (3.21%) Apple iOS
10 14 (2.36%) Mac OS X
11 10 (1.69%) Windows 10
12 9 (1.52%) Debian
13 7 (1.18%) Windows 7
13 7 (1.18%) Windows Server 2003
13 7 (1.18%) Windows Server 2008
14 6 (1.01%) SUSE
14 6 (1.01%) Windows 8
15 5 (0.84%) Mac OS
16 4 (0.68%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 239 (40.37%) Agile Software Development
2 182 (30.74%) Continuous Integration
3 158 (26.69%) Test Automation
4 145 (24.49%) DevOps
5 129 (21.79%) Microservices
6 117 (19.76%) Configuration Management
7 112 (18.92%) TDD
8 88 (14.86%) Open Source
9 82 (13.85%) Scrum
10 72 (12.16%) Problem-Solving
11 66 (11.15%) BDD
12 48 (8.11%) Web Development
13 47 (7.94%) Analytics
13 47 (7.94%) Software Engineering
14 44 (7.43%) MVC
14 44 (7.43%) OO
15 42 (7.09%) Unit Testing
16 41 (6.93%) Task Automation
17 40 (6.76%) Mentoring
18 39 (6.59%) Deployment Automation
Programming Languages
1 221 (37.33%) Java
2 162 (27.36%) JavaScript
3 144 (24.32%) Python
4 109 (18.41%) SQL
5 85 (14.36%) Ruby
6 68 (11.49%) Scala
7 65 (10.98%) Bash Shell
8 58 (9.80%) PowerShell
9 47 (7.94%) C#
10 42 (7.09%) Perl
11 35 (5.91%) TypeScript
12 28 (4.73%) ES6
12 28 (4.73%) PHP
13 25 (4.22%) Groovy
14 21 (3.55%) Java 8
15 18 (3.04%) Kotlin
16 17 (2.87%) Shell Script
17 14 (2.36%) Go
18 10 (1.69%) C++
18 10 (1.69%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 46 (7.77%) Security Cleared
2 40 (6.76%) Cisco Certification
3 33 (5.57%) Degree
4 29 (4.90%) CCNA
5 27 (4.56%) CCNP
6 26 (4.39%) SC Cleared
7 19 (3.21%) CISSP
8 15 (2.53%) BPSS Clearance
8 15 (2.53%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (2.36%) CCIE
10 13 (2.20%) GCIA
10 13 (2.20%) GCIH
11 12 (2.03%) MCSA
12 10 (1.69%) TOGAF Certification
13 8 (1.35%) CompTIA Security+
13 8 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
13 8 (1.35%) DBS Check
13 8 (1.35%) DV Cleared
13 8 (1.35%) GCFA
13 8 (1.35%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 27 (4.56%) QA
2 16 (2.70%) WCAG
3 8 (1.35%) NIST
4 6 (1.01%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.01%) GDPR
5 4 (0.68%) MiFID
6 2 (0.34%) HL7
6 2 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 1 (0.17%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 1 (0.17%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 129 (21.79%) Docker
2 37 (6.25%) Active Directory
2 37 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 24 (4.05%) Virtual Machines
4 14 (2.36%) VMware ESXi
5 11 (1.86%) Xen
6 8 (1.35%) VirtualBox
7 5 (0.84%) vSphere
8 3 (0.51%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.51%) PowerDNS
9 2 (0.34%) Firmware
9 2 (0.34%) ISA Server
9 2 (0.34%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.34%) VMware NSX
9 2 (0.34%) VMware Workstation
10 1 (0.17%) HDFS
10 1 (0.17%) KVM
10 1 (0.17%) NDS
10 1 (0.17%) NFS
10 1 (0.17%) Samba
Systems Management
1 114 (19.26%) Puppet
2 95 (16.05%) Kubernetes
3 81 (13.68%) Opscode Chef
4 59 (9.97%) Terraform
5 56 (9.46%) Ansible
6 37 (6.25%) Kibana
7 28 (4.73%) Grafana
7 28 (4.73%) Salt
8 13 (2.20%) Control-M
9 12 (2.03%) Docker Swarm
9 12 (2.03%) Rancher
10 11 (1.86%) logstash
11 10 (1.69%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (1.35%) Nagios
13 6 (1.01%) Perfmon
13 6 (1.01%) Prometheus
13 6 (1.01%) WMI
14 5 (0.84%) Hadoop YARN
14 5 (0.84%) ITRS Geneos
14 5 (0.84%) Packer
Vendors
1 66 (11.15%) Google
1 66 (11.15%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.60%) VMware
3 31 (5.24%) Oracle
4 29 (4.90%) Cisco
5 26 (4.39%) Red Hat
6 24 (4.05%) Splunk
7 22 (3.72%) SAP
8 19 (3.21%) TIBCO
9 16 (2.70%) Dell
10 15 (2.53%) F5
11 13 (2.20%) BMC
11 13 (2.20%) Juniper
12 11 (1.86%) Adobe
13 10 (1.69%) MuleSoft
14 9 (1.52%) Cadence
14 9 (1.52%) webMethods
14 9 (1.52%) Zend
15 8 (1.35%) SolarWinds
16 7 (1.18%) Fortinet