Period
to 19 January 2022

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 19 January 2022 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
19 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 360 301 292
Rank change year-on-year -59 -9 -56
Contract jobs citing HTTP 488 277 587
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.70% 0.82% 0.90%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.27% 6.55% 6.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 347 167 383
10th Percentile £400 £343 £345
25th Percentile £463 £416 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £638 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £638 £700
UK median daily rate £550 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +10.00% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 10 12
10th Percentile £39.69 £20.85 £40.10
25th Percentile £41.11 £26.87 £41.20
Median hourly rate £44.62 £40.00 £48.75
Median % change year-on-year +11.55% -17.95% +77.76%
75th Percentile £59.00 - £50.00
90th Percentile £68.60 £55.25 £51.58
UK median hourly rate £45.50 £40.00 £48.75
% change year-on-year +13.75% -17.95% +77.76%

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 7,789 4,226 8,974
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 11.16% 12.47% 13.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 5,151 2,692 5,608
10th Percentile £205 £200 £183
25th Percentile £363 £318 £307
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £425 £410
Median % change year-on-year +16.47% +3.66% -3.53%
75th Percentile £600 £525 £515
90th Percentile £700 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £500 £438 £410
% change year-on-year +14.29% +6.71% -3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 305 216 479
10th Percentile £12.49 £12.98 £13.25
25th Percentile £15.25 £16.02 £16.02
Median hourly rate £21.50 £31.25 £21.50
Median % change year-on-year -31.20% +45.35% +19.44%
75th Percentile £46.16 £49.06 £47.50
90th Percentile £62.80 £58.00 £53.00
UK median hourly rate £22.00 £32.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year -32.31% +44.44% +25.00%

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022.

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 19 January 2022. 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
Jobs
London -64 318 £575 +15.00% 72
South East -59 42 £495 +16.41% 17
North of England -38 41 £470 +10.59% 26
North West -29 29 £500 +11.11% 18
Midlands -52 17 £405 -26.36% 12
East of England -48 15 £500 +11.11% 9
South West -47 14 £450 -10.00% 10
West Midlands -43 12 £405 +15.71% 6
Yorkshire -39 11 £425 +78.95% 7
East Midlands - 5 £363 - 5
North East -4 1 £500 +26.90% 1
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 19 January 2022, 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.

1 188 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
2 186 (38.11%) Java
3 176 (36.07%) REST
4 152 (31.15%) Linux
5 146 (29.92%) AWS
6 132 (27.05%) DevOps
7 125 (25.61%) SQL
8 116 (23.77%) Test Automation
9 110 (22.54%) JavaScript
10 108 (22.13%) Microservices
11 107 (21.93%) Git (software)
12 101 (20.70%) Azure
13 98 (20.08%) CI/CD
14 94 (19.26%) JSON
15 93 (19.06%) Python
16 92 (18.85%) Jenkins
17 90 (18.44%) Social Skills
18 89 (18.24%) TCP/IP
19 84 (17.21%) Docker
20 82 (16.80%) SOAP
21 81 (16.60%) TDD
22 75 (15.37%) Software Engineering
23 74 (15.16%) Finance
24 72 (14.75%) Windows
25 70 (14.34%) DNS
25 70 (14.34%) Continuous Integration
26 69 (14.14%) Kubernetes
27 68 (13.93%) Web Services
28 66 (13.52%) Kafka
29 61 (12.50%) 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 24 (4.92%) Apache
2 21 (4.30%) Confluence
3 19 (3.89%) Tomcat
4 17 (3.48%) WebSphere
5 16 (3.28%) Apache Spark
5 16 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
6 14 (2.87%) nginx
7 13 (2.66%) IIS
8 12 (2.46%) IBM HTTP Server
8 12 (2.46%) WebSphere Application Server
9 7 (1.43%) MS Exchange
10 6 (1.23%) Headless CMS
11 4 (0.82%) JBoss
11 4 (0.82%) WebLogic
12 3 (0.61%) OpenStack
12 3 (0.61%) SharePoint
13 2 (0.41%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 2 (0.41%) Cloud Foundry
13 2 (0.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 2 (0.41%) Tornado
Applications
1 10 (2.05%) Microsoft Office
2 8 (1.64%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.20%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.20%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 10 (2.05%) BusinessWorks
2 7 (1.43%) Sentinel
3 4 (0.82%) Magento
4 2 (0.41%) Oracle Cash Management
4 2 (0.41%) SAP HR
5 1 (0.20%) Oracle EBS R12
5 1 (0.20%) Shopify
Cloud Services
1 146 (29.92%) AWS
2 101 (20.70%) Azure
3 35 (7.17%) GCP
4 34 (6.97%) Serverless
5 25 (5.12%) SaaS
6 23 (4.71%) AWS CloudFormation
6 23 (4.71%) IaaS
7 21 (4.30%) GitHub
8 17 (3.48%) PaaS
9 14 (2.87%) AWS Lambda
10 13 (2.66%) Microsoft 365
11 10 (2.05%) Amazon EC2
11 10 (2.05%) Cloud Computing
12 9 (1.84%) npm
12 9 (1.84%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (1.64%) Azure Sentinel
14 7 (1.43%) Amazon S3
14 7 (1.43%) Heroku
14 7 (1.43%) OpenShift
15 6 (1.23%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 89 (18.24%) TCP/IP
2 70 (14.34%) DNS
3 56 (11.48%) HTTPS
4 55 (11.27%) Firewall
5 38 (7.79%) FTP
6 32 (6.56%) Internet
7 27 (5.53%) Network Security
8 26 (5.33%) SSL
9 25 (5.12%) DHCP
9 25 (5.12%) WAN
10 23 (4.71%) LAN
11 19 (3.89%) SMTP
12 18 (3.69%) IPsec
13 17 (3.48%) SAN
14 14 (2.87%) SNMP
15 13 (2.66%) SSH
15 13 (2.66%) VPN
16 11 (2.25%) Kerberos
17 8 (1.64%) ICMP
17 8 (1.64%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 53 (10.86%) NoSQL
2 52 (10.66%) PostgreSQL
3 48 (9.84%) SQL Server
4 41 (8.40%) MongoDB
5 36 (7.38%) Relational Database
6 26 (5.33%) MySQL
7 23 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 20 (4.10%) Redis
9 11 (2.25%) Hadoop
10 9 (1.84%) Amazon RDS
11 7 (1.43%) Big Data
11 7 (1.43%) RDBMS
12 6 (1.23%) Data Warehouse
12 6 (1.23%) InfluxDB
13 5 (1.02%) Neo4j
13 5 (1.02%) RavenDB
13 5 (1.02%) Riak
14 3 (0.61%) BigQuery
14 3 (0.61%) Oracle Database
15 2 (0.41%) Flink
Development Applications
1 107 (21.93%) Git (software)
2 92 (18.85%) Jenkins
3 49 (10.04%) JIRA
4 37 (7.58%) JUnit
5 32 (6.56%) JMeter
6 28 (5.74%) Selenium
7 25 (5.12%) Gradle
8 22 (4.51%) Maven
9 20 (4.10%) Mockito
10 18 (3.69%) Cucumber
11 14 (2.87%) CircleCI
11 14 (2.87%) WebDriver
12 13 (2.66%) Postman
12 13 (2.66%) SoapUI
12 13 (2.66%) Subversion
13 11 (2.25%) Bitbucket
13 11 (2.25%) GoCD
13 11 (2.25%) SpecFlow
14 9 (1.84%) Gatling
14 9 (1.84%) LoadRunner
General
1 90 (18.44%) Social Skills
2 74 (15.16%) Finance
3 53 (10.86%) Public Sector
4 45 (9.22%) Analytical Skills
5 33 (6.76%) Marketing
6 27 (5.53%) Telecoms
7 23 (4.71%) Banking
8 20 (4.10%) Manufacturing
9 19 (3.89%) Electronics
10 18 (3.69%) Publishing
11 17 (3.48%) Retail
12 12 (2.46%) Front Office
12 12 (2.46%) Influencing Skills
13 11 (2.25%) Investment Banking
14 8 (1.64%) Retail Banking
15 7 (1.43%) Legal
16 5 (1.02%) Organisational Skills
16 5 (1.02%) Presentation Skills
17 4 (0.82%) Documentation Skills
17 4 (0.82%) Inclusion and Diversity
Job Titles
1 198 (40.57%) Developer
2 53 (10.86%) Java Developer
3 41 (8.40%) Architect
3 41 (8.40%) Senior Developer
4 35 (7.17%) Software Engineer
5 33 (6.76%) Scala Developer
6 27 (5.53%) DevOps Engineer
7 22 (4.51%) Java Engineer
8 20 (4.10%) Java Software Engineer
8 20 (4.10%) Senior Software Engineer
9 19 (3.89%) Senior Java Engineer
9 19 (3.89%) Senior Java Software Engineer
9 19 (3.89%) Tester
10 16 (3.28%) Network Engineer
11 15 (3.07%) Analyst
11 15 (3.07%) Senior Scala Developer
12 14 (2.87%) Senior Java Developer
13 12 (2.46%) Administrator
13 12 (2.46%) Android Developer
13 12 (2.46%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (36.07%) REST
2 94 (19.26%) JSON
3 82 (16.80%) SOAP
4 68 (13.93%) Web Services
5 66 (13.52%) Kafka
6 60 (12.30%) HTML
7 55 (11.27%) RESTful
8 53 (10.86%) Spring Boot
9 52 (10.66%) Spring
10 48 (9.84%) CSS
10 48 (9.84%) React
10 48 (9.84%) XML
11 37 (7.58%) .NET
11 37 (7.58%) Node.js
12 34 (6.97%) AngularJS
13 33 (6.76%) Akka
14 25 (5.12%) Middleware
15 21 (4.30%) LDAP
16 19 (3.89%) OAuth
17 16 (3.28%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 29 (5.94%) Client/Server
2 19 (3.89%) Management Information System
3 18 (3.69%) Derivative
4 16 (3.28%) User Experience
5 15 (3.07%) Greenfield Project
6 14 (2.87%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
7 13 (2.66%) Self-Motivation
8 12 (2.46%) Mobile App
8 12 (2.46%) Private Cloud
9 10 (2.05%) W3C
10 9 (1.84%) Clustering
10 9 (1.84%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.64%) Legacy Systems
12 7 (1.43%) Public Cloud
13 6 (1.23%) Cloud Native
13 6 (1.23%) Fibre Optics
13 6 (1.23%) Replication
14 5 (1.02%) Analytical Mindset
14 5 (1.02%) NHS
14 5 (1.02%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 152 (31.15%) Linux
2 72 (14.75%) Windows
3 61 (12.50%) Unix
4 26 (5.33%) Windows Server
5 20 (4.10%) Android
6 17 (3.48%) Ubuntu
7 16 (3.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 13 (2.66%) Apple iOS
8 13 (2.66%) Mac OS X
8 13 (2.66%) Solaris
9 9 (1.84%) Windows Server 2008
9 9 (1.84%) Windows Server 2016
10 8 (1.64%) Windows 10
11 6 (1.23%) Windows Server 2019
12 5 (1.02%) Mac OS
13 4 (0.82%) AIX
14 3 (0.61%) FreeBSD
14 3 (0.61%) HPUX
14 3 (0.61%) SUSE
14 3 (0.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 188 (38.52%) Agile Software Development
2 132 (27.05%) DevOps
3 116 (23.77%) Test Automation
4 108 (22.13%) Microservices
5 98 (20.08%) CI/CD
6 81 (16.60%) TDD
7 75 (15.37%) Software Engineering
8 70 (14.34%) Continuous Integration
9 57 (11.68%) Problem-Solving
10 56 (11.48%) Scrum
11 54 (11.07%) BDD
12 51 (10.45%) Configuration Management
13 39 (7.99%) Pair Programming
14 38 (7.79%) Unit Testing
15 36 (7.38%) E-Commerce
16 35 (7.17%) Full Stack Development
16 35 (7.17%) Test Strategy
17 33 (6.76%) ITIL
17 33 (6.76%) Open Source
18 29 (5.94%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 186 (38.11%) Java
2 125 (25.61%) SQL
3 110 (22.54%) JavaScript
4 93 (19.06%) Python
5 49 (10.04%) C#
6 42 (8.61%) Scala
7 37 (7.58%) Bash
8 33 (6.76%) TypeScript
9 30 (6.15%) Java 8
10 28 (5.74%) Kotlin
10 28 (5.74%) PowerShell
11 24 (4.92%) ES6
12 23 (4.71%) Java 11
13 21 (4.30%) Ruby
14 20 (4.10%) Perl
15 15 (3.07%) Groovy
16 12 (2.46%) Shell Script
17 11 (2.25%) Apple Swift
18 10 (2.05%) PHP
19 9 (1.84%) ABAP
Qualifications
1 22 (4.51%) Security Cleared
2 21 (4.30%) Degree
2 21 (4.30%) SC Cleared
3 19 (3.89%) Cisco Certification
4 17 (3.48%) CCNA
4 17 (3.48%) CCNP
5 16 (3.28%) CISSP
6 11 (2.25%) CEH
7 9 (1.84%) Computer Science Degree
7 9 (1.84%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 9 (1.84%) JNCIP
8 8 (1.64%) CCIE
9 7 (1.43%) GIAC
10 6 (1.23%) CCDA
10 6 (1.23%) ISTQB
10 6 (1.23%) JNCIA
10 6 (1.23%) JNCIS
11 5 (1.02%) CISM
11 5 (1.02%) CRISC
11 5 (1.02%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (6.15%) QA
2 16 (3.28%) Accessibility
3 11 (2.25%) GDPR
4 10 (2.05%) NIST
5 7 (1.43%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (1.23%) HL7
7 4 (0.82%) Actionable Recommendations
8 2 (0.41%) SLA
9 1 (0.20%) COBIT
9 1 (0.20%) DICOM
9 1 (0.20%) ISO 20022
9 1 (0.20%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
9 1 (0.20%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 84 (17.21%) Docker
2 21 (4.30%) Active Directory
3 17 (3.48%) NFS
4 12 (2.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 7 (1.43%) Virtual Machines
6 4 (0.82%) Virtual Servers
6 4 (0.82%) VMware ESXi
7 3 (0.61%) Active Directory Lightweight Directory Services
7 3 (0.61%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.61%) LXC
7 3 (0.61%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 2 (0.41%) HDFS
8 2 (0.41%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.41%) XenDesktop
9 1 (0.20%) KVM
9 1 (0.20%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.20%) Snort
9 1 (0.20%) Varnish
9 1 (0.20%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 69 (14.14%) Kubernetes
2 43 (8.81%) Ansible
3 42 (8.61%) Terraform
4 22 (4.51%) Grafana
4 22 (4.51%) Prometheus
5 13 (2.66%) Puppet
6 10 (2.05%) BladeLogic
7 9 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
8 8 (1.64%) HP Fortify
8 8 (1.64%) WebInspect
9 7 (1.43%) Nessus
9 7 (1.43%) QRadar
10 5 (1.02%) FortiGate
10 5 (1.02%) Graphite
10 5 (1.02%) Opscode Chef
11 4 (0.82%) Active Directory Federation Services
11 4 (0.82%) Jamf Pro
12 3 (0.61%) Forefront Identity Manager
12 3 (0.61%) HP ALM
12 3 (0.61%) Rancher
Vendors
1 33 (6.76%) Oracle
2 30 (6.15%) Microsoft
2 30 (6.15%) SAP
3 23 (4.71%) Splunk
4 21 (4.30%) VMware
5 20 (4.10%) Cisco
5 20 (4.10%) IBM
6 19 (3.89%) Confluent
7 14 (2.87%) Google
8 13 (2.66%) F5
9 11 (2.25%) BMC
9 11 (2.25%) Red Hat
10 10 (2.05%) Juniper
10 10 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
10 10 (2.05%) TIBCO
11 9 (1.84%) AppDynamics
11 9 (1.84%) Citrix
11 9 (1.84%) Dell
11 9 (1.84%) HP
11 9 (1.84%) SolarWinds