Period
to 29 March 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 29 March 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
29 Mar 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 270 255 250
Rank change year-on-year -15 -5 -56
Contract jobs citing HTTP 519 980 1,038
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.91% 1.10% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.80% 8.70% 8.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 358 674 771
Median daily rate £500 £512 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.39% +2.45% +5.26%
10th Percentile £334 £360 £363
90th Percentile £691 £629 £625
UK median daily rate £498 £500 £500
% change year-on-year -0.50% - +8.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 10 25
Median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £31.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.03% +23.02% -26.74%
10th Percentile £41.03 £15.37 £15.86
90th Percentile £68.75 £63.98 £40.02
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £38.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year +29.03% +23.02% -26.74%

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 7,629 11,261 12,316
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 13.43% 12.66% 13.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,548 6,908 7,643
Median daily rate £425 £425 £425
10th Percentile £180 £205 £200
90th Percentile £603 £613 £600
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £413
% change year-on-year - +3.03% +1.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 440 500 662
Median hourly rate £21.13 £18.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +15.75% -8.75% -6.98%
10th Percentile £13.23 £12.00 £12.00
90th Percentile £51.30 £48.75 £47.50
Median hourly rate £22.50 £18.06 £19.24
% change year-on-year +24.62% -6.17% -12.08%

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 2020.

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 29 March 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 -14 233 £525 -0.57% 73
North of England +9 121 £520 +1.56% 32
South East +34 67 £425 -5.56% 56
East of England +49 62 £450 -5.26% 19
Yorkshire +16 57 £550 +4.76% 6
North West +28 37 £520 -0.95% 23
North East +22 33 £490 +8.89% 3
South West -16 18 £450 -14.29% 11
Midlands +26 15 £431 -13.75% 16
West Midlands +34 12 £495 -1.00% 9
East Midlands +21 3 £381 -7.01% 7
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 29 March 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.

1 242 (46.63%) Linux
2 214 (41.23%) Java
3 213 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
4 194 (37.38%) TCP/IP
5 184 (35.45%) Continuous Integration
6 179 (34.49%) Jenkins
7 167 (32.18%) Git (software)
8 161 (31.02%) Python
9 155 (29.87%) REST
10 148 (28.52%) JavaScript
11 136 (26.20%) AWS
12 130 (25.05%) DevOps
13 120 (23.12%) Test Automation
14 117 (22.54%) Open Source
14 117 (22.54%) XML
15 112 (21.58%) JSON
16 110 (21.19%) SOAP
17 108 (20.81%) Microservices
18 106 (20.42%) HTML
19 104 (20.04%) SSL
20 103 (19.85%) Problem-Solving
21 97 (18.69%) Web Services
22 93 (17.92%) CSS
22 93 (17.92%) Configuration Management
23 92 (17.73%) Google
24 90 (17.34%) RESTful
25 86 (16.57%) Puppet
26 84 (16.18%) DNS
27 80 (15.41%) Terraform
28 79 (15.22%) TDD

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 66 (12.72%) Apache
2 48 (9.25%) Tomcat
3 42 (8.09%) WebSphere
4 36 (6.94%) nginx
5 29 (5.59%) IIS
6 26 (5.01%) Confluence
7 25 (4.82%) Jetty
7 25 (4.82%) WebLogic
8 24 (4.62%) Elasticsearch
9 18 (3.47%) Mongrel
10 14 (2.70%) JBoss
11 10 (1.93%) Red Hat Fuse
12 9 (1.73%) Apache Spark
13 8 (1.54%) Apache ServiceMix
13 8 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 8 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 7 (1.35%) CMS
15 4 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.58%) OpenEdge
16 3 (0.58%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (0.58%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (0.39%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.19%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (0.19%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
3 1 (0.19%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.19%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 25 (4.82%) BusinessWorks
2 10 (1.93%) Magento
3 1 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 136 (26.20%) AWS
2 73 (14.07%) Azure
3 69 (13.29%) GCP
4 65 (12.52%) GitHub
5 27 (5.20%) Amazon EC2
5 27 (5.20%) PaaS
6 19 (3.66%) Google App Engine
7 16 (3.08%) Google Analytics
8 14 (2.70%) Route 53
9 12 (2.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 11 (2.12%) Amazon SQS
11 10 (1.93%) Amazon EKS
11 10 (1.93%) Serverless
12 9 (1.73%) Amazon S3
12 9 (1.73%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 8 (1.54%) npm
14 7 (1.35%) AWS CloudTrail
14 7 (1.35%) AWS Lambda
15 6 (1.16%) AWS CloudFormation
15 6 (1.16%) Stackdriver
Communications & Networking
1 194 (37.38%) TCP/IP
2 104 (20.04%) SSL
3 84 (16.18%) DNS
4 76 (14.64%) DHCP
5 72 (13.87%) HTTPS
6 52 (10.02%) FTP
7 51 (9.83%) Wireshark
8 44 (8.48%) Firewall
9 37 (7.13%) IPv4
9 37 (7.13%) IPv6
10 32 (6.17%) Wi-Fi
11 30 (5.78%) IPsec
12 24 (4.62%) Internet
12 24 (4.62%) SNMP
13 21 (4.05%) VPN
14 18 (3.47%) SMTP
15 17 (3.28%) DOCSIS
16 16 (3.08%) Ethernet
17 14 (2.70%) BGP
17 14 (2.70%) OSPF
Database & Business Intelligence
1 70 (13.49%) Relational Database
2 62 (11.95%) SQL Server
3 56 (10.79%) MongoDB
4 46 (8.86%) MySQL
5 37 (7.13%) NoSQL
6 33 (6.36%) Apache Cassandra
7 25 (4.82%) PostgreSQL
8 24 (4.62%) RDBMS
9 17 (3.28%) Redis
10 12 (2.31%) Spotfire
11 10 (1.93%) Big Data
11 10 (1.93%) Data Warehouse
12 9 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
12 9 (1.73%) Neo4j
13 8 (1.54%) Hadoop
14 7 (1.35%) Aerospike
14 7 (1.35%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 6 (1.16%) Power BI
16 5 (0.96%) Oracle Database
16 5 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 179 (34.49%) Jenkins
2 167 (32.18%) Git (software)
3 52 (10.02%) JUnit
4 37 (7.13%) JIRA
4 37 (7.13%) Selenium
5 35 (6.74%) Gradle
6 34 (6.55%) Cucumber
7 31 (5.97%) Maven
8 26 (5.01%) Gatling
9 25 (4.82%) Mockito
10 24 (4.62%) CircleCI
10 24 (4.62%) Subversion
11 23 (4.43%) SonarQube
12 22 (4.24%) JMeter
13 21 (4.05%) GitLab
13 21 (4.05%) Travis CI
14 18 (3.47%) Ant
15 16 (3.08%) git-flow
16 13 (2.50%) Eclipse
17 12 (2.31%) Postman
General
1 48 (9.25%) Finance
2 35 (6.74%) Public Sector
3 27 (5.20%) Banking
4 13 (2.50%) Front Office
5 9 (1.73%) Telecoms
6 8 (1.54%) Games
6 8 (1.54%) Marketing
7 7 (1.35%) Manufacturing
8 6 (1.16%) Financial Institution
8 6 (1.16%) Retail
9 5 (0.96%) Investment Banking
10 3 (0.58%) Automotive
10 3 (0.58%) Electronics
10 3 (0.58%) Publishing
11 2 (0.39%) Advertising
11 2 (0.39%) Law
11 2 (0.39%) Legal
11 2 (0.39%) Pharmaceutical
12 1 (0.19%) Local Government
12 1 (0.19%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 256 (49.33%) Developer
2 53 (10.21%) DevOps Engineer
3 52 (10.02%) Java Developer
4 37 (7.13%) Senior Developer
5 34 (6.55%) Architect
6 30 (5.78%) C Developer
7 29 (5.59%) Linux Developer
8 26 (5.01%) Scala Developer
9 22 (4.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 19 (3.66%) Analyst
11 17 (3.28%) JavaScript Developer
11 17 (3.28%) Python Developer
12 16 (3.08%) Agile Developer
12 16 (3.08%) Network Engineer
13 15 (2.89%) Agile Java Developer
14 14 (2.70%) Consultant
14 14 (2.70%) TIBCO Developer
15 13 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
15 13 (2.50%) Software Developer
15 13 (2.50%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 155 (29.87%) REST
2 117 (22.54%) XML
3 112 (21.58%) JSON
4 110 (21.19%) SOAP
5 106 (20.42%) HTML
6 97 (18.69%) Web Services
7 93 (17.92%) CSS
8 90 (17.34%) RESTful
9 77 (14.84%) Spring
10 71 (13.68%) HTML5
11 67 (12.91%) Node.js
12 58 (11.18%) .NET
13 45 (8.67%) J2EE
14 42 (8.09%) AngularJS
15 36 (6.94%) CSS3
16 34 (6.55%) Guice
16 34 (6.55%) Play Framework
17 29 (5.59%) JMS
17 29 (5.59%) Middleware
17 29 (5.59%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 71 (13.68%) Analytical Skills
2 38 (7.32%) Algorithms
3 29 (5.59%) Device Driver
3 29 (5.59%) User Experience
4 20 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
5 19 (3.66%) Data Structures
5 19 (3.66%) Mobile App
6 13 (2.50%) Mobile Payment
7 12 (2.31%) PKI
7 12 (2.31%) Virtual Team
8 11 (2.12%) Client/Server
9 10 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
9 10 (1.93%) Management Information System
9 10 (1.93%) Public Cloud
10 9 (1.73%) Self-Motivation
11 8 (1.54%) Data Centre
11 8 (1.54%) IPTV
12 6 (1.16%) Fibre Optics
13 5 (0.96%) Clustering
13 5 (0.96%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 242 (46.63%) Linux
2 72 (13.87%) Unix
3 61 (11.75%) Windows
4 27 (5.20%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 17 (3.28%) Windows Server
6 15 (2.89%) Android
6 15 (2.89%) CentOS
7 13 (2.50%) Mac OS X
8 10 (1.93%) Ubuntu
9 9 (1.73%) Windows Server 2012
10 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2003
10 8 (1.54%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (1.35%) Apple iOS
12 5 (0.96%) Check Point GAiA
12 5 (0.96%) SUSE
12 5 (0.96%) Windows 10
12 5 (0.96%) Windows 7
12 5 (0.96%) Windows XP
13 4 (0.77%) Solaris
13 4 (0.77%) Windows Server 2016
Processes & Methodologies
1 213 (41.04%) Agile Software Development
2 184 (35.45%) Continuous Integration
3 130 (25.05%) DevOps
4 120 (23.12%) Test Automation
5 117 (22.54%) Open Source
6 108 (20.81%) Microservices
7 103 (19.85%) Problem-Solving
8 93 (17.92%) Configuration Management
9 79 (15.22%) TDD
10 70 (13.49%) Scrum
11 58 (11.18%) Web Development
12 55 (10.60%) Continuous Delivery
13 51 (9.83%) Software Engineering
14 43 (8.29%) BDD
14 43 (8.29%) Mentoring
14 43 (8.29%) MVC
15 38 (7.32%) ITIL
16 35 (6.74%) SDLC
17 34 (6.55%) Unit Testing
18 31 (5.97%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 214 (41.23%) Java
2 161 (31.02%) Python
3 148 (28.52%) JavaScript
4 78 (15.03%) SQL
5 52 (10.02%) Ruby
6 51 (9.83%) Scala
7 45 (8.67%) Bash Shell
8 43 (8.29%) C
9 42 (8.09%) C#
10 27 (5.20%) PowerShell
11 26 (5.01%) Perl
12 24 (4.62%) Kotlin
13 22 (4.24%) PHP
14 20 (3.85%) Go
14 20 (3.85%) TypeScript
15 19 (3.66%) XPath
16 18 (3.47%) Java 8
17 9 (1.73%) Groovy
17 9 (1.73%) VB
18 8 (1.54%) ActionScript 2.0
Qualifications
1 46 (8.86%) Degree
2 41 (7.90%) Security Cleared
3 33 (6.36%) SC Cleared
4 20 (3.85%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (3.47%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (3.08%) CCNP
6 16 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (2.12%) CCNA
8 7 (1.35%) ISTQB
9 6 (1.16%) JNCIA
9 6 (1.16%) JNCIP
9 6 (1.16%) JNCIS
10 5 (0.96%) CCIP
10 5 (0.96%) ITIL Certification
10 5 (0.96%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.77%) DBS Check
11 4 (0.77%) GIAC
12 3 (0.58%) CCDA
12 3 (0.58%) CEH
12 3 (0.58%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (4.82%) QA
2 15 (2.89%) WCAG
3 4 (0.77%) Disclosure Scotland
4 3 (0.58%) Data Quality
4 3 (0.58%) Government Security Classifications
4 3 (0.58%) NCSC
5 2 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 2 (0.39%) RMADS
6 1 (0.19%) GDPR
6 1 (0.19%) HL7
6 1 (0.19%) MiFID
6 1 (0.19%) NIST
6 1 (0.19%) PMO
6 1 (0.19%) SLA
System Software
1 71 (13.68%) Docker
2 28 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 18 (3.47%) Xen
4 17 (3.28%) Active Directory
5 14 (2.70%) Virtual Machines
6 6 (1.16%) NFS
7 5 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
8 4 (0.77%) HDFS
9 2 (0.39%) Varnish
10 1 (0.19%) iptables
10 1 (0.19%) OpenAM
10 1 (0.19%) OpenDJ
10 1 (0.19%) OpenIDM
10 1 (0.19%) Samba
10 1 (0.19%) Snort
10 1 (0.19%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.19%) vSphere
10 1 (0.19%) XenApp
10 1 (0.19%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 86 (16.57%) Puppet
2 80 (15.41%) Terraform
3 78 (15.03%) Kubernetes
4 56 (10.79%) Ansible
5 48 (9.25%) Opscode Chef
6 27 (5.20%) Grafana
7 23 (4.43%) Salt
8 17 (3.28%) Kibana
9 15 (2.89%) Prometheus
10 9 (1.73%) Docker Swarm
11 8 (1.54%) Rancher
12 7 (1.35%) HP ALM
13 6 (1.16%) FortiGate
13 6 (1.16%) HP Quality Center
13 6 (1.16%) Single Sign-On
14 5 (0.96%) Packer
14 5 (0.96%) ZABBIX
15 4 (0.77%) Control-M
15 4 (0.77%) Nagios
16 3 (0.58%) SCCM
Vendors
1 92 (17.73%) Google
2 57 (10.98%) Oracle
3 48 (9.25%) Microsoft
4 33 (6.36%) Cisco
5 32 (6.17%) VMware
6 27 (5.20%) Red Hat
7 25 (4.82%) TIBCO
8 21 (4.05%) Juniper
9 14 (2.70%) Splunk
10 13 (2.50%) SAP
11 11 (2.12%) IBM
12 10 (1.93%) CheckPoint
12 10 (1.93%) F5
13 9 (1.73%) HP
13 9 (1.73%) Zend
14 8 (1.54%) Atlassian
14 8 (1.54%) Fortinet
14 8 (1.54%) Lets Encrypt
15 7 (1.35%) Dell
15 7 (1.35%) Gemalto