Period
to 25 August 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland 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 25 August 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 > Scotland
6 months to
25 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 148 177 149
Rank change year-on-year +29 -28 -5
Contract jobs citing HTTP 30 37 31
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.68% 0.67% 0.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.62% 6.01% 6.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 24 16
Scotland median daily rate £500 £438 £419
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +14.29% +4.54% +14.66%
10th Percentile £350 £374 £335
90th Percentile £575 £544 £448
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £498
% change year-on-year - +0.50% +11.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Scotland median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £27.42 £34.08
% change year-on-year +82.33% -19.53% +63.61%

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 Scotland with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
Scotland
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 534 616 495
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 12.16% 11.11% 11.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 289 376 258
Scotland median daily rate £425 £325 £369
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.77% -11.92% +5.43%
10th Percentile £198 £200 £154
90th Percentile £588 £510 £491
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £401
% change year-on-year - +6.12% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 23 36
Scotland median hourly rate £22.50 £15.75 £31.93
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -50.67% -16.54%
10th Percentile £16.06 £10.75 £18.13
90th Percentile £38.63 £31.20 £47.63
UK median hourly rate £23.75 £20.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year +18.75% +5.26% -24.00%

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

Job postings citing HTTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Scotland.

Job vacancy trend for HTTP in Scotland

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HTTP in Scotland.

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTP in Scotland

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Scotland

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTP in Scotland over the 6 months to 25 August 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTP in Scotland

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP in Scotland.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HTTP in Scotland

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Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the Scotland region over the 6 months to 25 August 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
Glasgow +13 17 £451 +6.00% 4
Edinburgh +8 8 £525 +20.00% 4
South Lanarkshire - 3 £500 -
West Dunbartonshire - 2 £425 -
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 25 August 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 Scotland region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 13 (43.33%) IBM
2 13 (43.33%) WebSphere
3 11 (36.67%) DataPower
3 11 (36.67%) WebSphere Portal
3 11 (36.67%) WebSphere Application Server
4 10 (33.33%) SMTP
5 9 (30.00%) HTTPS
5 9 (30.00%) Unix
5 9 (30.00%) IBM HTTP Server
5 9 (30.00%) SIEM
6 8 (26.67%) Information Security
6 8 (26.67%) Banking
6 8 (26.67%) SQL
6 8 (26.67%) Public Sector
7 7 (23.33%) Solaris
7 7 (23.33%) Linux
7 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
8 6 (20.00%) Internet
8 6 (20.00%) AIX
8 6 (20.00%) Python
8 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
8 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
9 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
9 5 (16.67%) SSL
9 5 (16.67%) Firewall
9 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
9 5 (16.67%) Security Operations
9 5 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre

HTTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Scotland 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 13 (43.33%) WebSphere
2 11 (36.67%) WebSphere Application Server
2 11 (36.67%) WebSphere Portal
3 9 (30.00%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (6.67%) Confluence
5 1 (3.33%) Cloud Foundry
5 1 (3.33%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 1 (3.33%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.67%) GitHub
2 1 (3.33%) AWS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) SMTP
2 9 (30.00%) HTTPS
3 6 (20.00%) Internet
4 5 (16.67%) Firewall
4 5 (16.67%) SSL
5 4 (13.33%) DNS
5 4 (13.33%) TCP/IP
6 2 (6.67%) DMZ
7 1 (3.33%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (3.33%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 4 (13.33%) Jenkins
1 4 (13.33%) JIRA
2 2 (6.67%) Bitbucket
2 2 (6.67%) Git (software)
2 2 (6.67%) Gradle
2 2 (6.67%) IBM UrbanCode
2 2 (6.67%) Introscope
2 2 (6.67%) Maven
3 1 (3.33%) Hudson
General
1 8 (26.67%) Banking
1 8 (26.67%) Public Sector
2 4 (13.33%) Finance
3 3 (10.00%) Investment Banking
4 1 (3.33%) Financial Institution
4 1 (3.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (26.67%) WebSphere Specialist
2 7 (23.33%) Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 5 (16.67%) Security Analyst
4 4 (13.33%) Developer
4 4 (13.33%) Technical Specialist
4 4 (13.33%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
5 3 (10.00%) Consultant
5 3 (10.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (6.67%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (6.67%) Java Developer
6 2 (6.67%) Middleware Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) Cloud Architect
7 1 (3.33%) Cloud Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (3.33%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (3.33%) Salesforce Developer
7 1 (3.33%) Server Specialist
7 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Server Consultant
7 1 (3.33%) WebSphere Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (13.33%) J2EE
2 3 (10.00%) REST
2 3 (10.00%) XML
3 2 (6.67%) HTML
3 2 (6.67%) Middleware
3 2 (6.67%) Spring
3 2 (6.67%) Web Services
3 2 (6.67%) WebSphere MQ
3 2 (6.67%) XSL
4 1 (3.33%) CSS
4 1 (3.33%) HTML5
4 1 (3.33%) Kafka
4 1 (3.33%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (3.33%) Visualforce
Miscellaneous
1 11 (36.67%) DataPower
2 5 (16.67%) Security Operations Centre
3 1 (3.33%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.33%) Data Protection Act
3 1 (3.33%) Hybrid Cloud
Operating Systems
1 9 (30.00%) Unix
2 7 (23.33%) Linux
2 7 (23.33%) Solaris
3 6 (20.00%) AIX
3 6 (20.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (3.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (30.00%) SIEM
2 8 (26.67%) Information Security
3 6 (20.00%) Cybersecurity
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.67%) Security Operations
5 4 (13.33%) Runbook
6 3 (10.00%) DevOps
6 3 (10.00%) DevSecOps
6 3 (10.00%) Forensic Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Problem-Solving
6 3 (10.00%) Threat Analysis
6 3 (10.00%) Threat Modelling
6 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Management
6 3 (10.00%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 2 (6.67%) Load Balancing
7 2 (6.67%) Microservices
7 2 (6.67%) Privileged Access Management
7 2 (6.67%) SDLC
8 1 (3.33%) Project Delivery
8 1 (3.33%) Thought Leadership
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Java
2 8 (26.67%) SQL
3 7 (23.33%) Shell Script
4 6 (20.00%) Python
5 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
5 3 (10.00%) Perl
5 3 (10.00%) PHP
6 2 (6.67%) JavaScript
7 1 (3.33%) Apex Code
7 1 (3.33%) Groovy
7 1 (3.33%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.33%) SPARQL
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) SC Cleared
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 2 (6.67%) Degree
3 1 (3.33%) CEH
3 1 (3.33%) CompTIA Security+
3 1 (3.33%) Computer Science Degree
3 1 (3.33%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials
1 3 (10.00%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
1 3 (10.00%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (6.67%) Apache Flume
1 2 (6.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (10.00%) Nessus
1 3 (10.00%) OpenVAS
2 2 (6.67%) Ansible
2 2 (6.67%) Tivoli
3 1 (3.33%) Kubernetes
Vendors
1 13 (43.33%) IBM
2 2 (6.67%) Siebel
2 2 (6.67%) Splunk
3 1 (3.33%) Adobe
3 1 (3.33%) Salesforce.com