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 3 months to 24 June 2017 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
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 101 124 130
Rank change year-on-year +23 +6  
Contract jobs citing HTTP 11 33 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Scotland 0.51% 1.13% 0.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.58% 5.81% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 17 3
Median daily rate £425 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.00% -2.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £266 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £435 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +19.92% +6.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £43.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.90 £20.83 £45.00
% change year-on-year -23.65% -53.71%  

HTTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Scotland with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Scotland
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 240 568 316
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Scotland 11.19% 19.37% 10.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 118 287 132
Median daily rate £368 £335 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.85% +11.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £266 £168
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £430 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 25 37 20
Median hourly rate £33.00 £40.00 £31.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -17.50% +25.98%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £19.85 £12.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Scotland

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Scotland citing HTTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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

HTTP
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

HTTP
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 3 months to 24 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Glasgow -3 5 £400 +28.00% 4
Edinburgh +13 3 - - 1
Renfrewshire +46 1 - -
West Dunbartonshire -3 1 £425 +0.59%
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 24 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HTTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Scotland region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 21 (80.77%) SSL
2 19 (73.08%) Linux
3 18 (69.23%) HTTPS
4 14 (53.85%) SQL
5 12 (46.15%) VB
5 12 (46.15%) Windows
5 12 (46.15%) Windows XP
5 12 (46.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
5 12 (46.15%) REXX
5 12 (46.15%) Tcl
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
5 12 (46.15%) Configuration Management
5 12 (46.15%) MSI
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (46.15%) PowerShell
5 12 (46.15%) Windows 7
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
5 12 (46.15%) Software Distribution
5 12 (46.15%) Patch Management
5 12 (46.15%) Windows 10
5 12 (46.15%) Virtual Infrastructure
5 12 (46.15%) Prototyping
5 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
6 11 (42.31%) Java
7 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
8 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
8 7 (26.92%) Unix
8 7 (26.92%) Shell Script
9 6 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server

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 6 (23.08%) WebSphere
1 6 (23.08%) WebSphere Application Server
2 5 (19.23%) WebSphere Portal
3 4 (15.38%) IBM HTTP Server
4 2 (7.69%) Confluence
Cloud Services
1 2 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (7.69%) BrowserStack
1 2 (7.69%) Cloud Computing
1 2 (7.69%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.85%) Route 53
2 1 (3.85%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 21 (80.77%) SSL
2 18 (69.23%) HTTPS
3 3 (11.54%) DNS
3 3 (11.54%) Internet
3 3 (11.54%) TCP/IP
4 2 (7.69%) Reverse Proxy
5 1 (3.85%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (7.69%) Relational Database
2 1 (3.85%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 12 (46.15%) MSI
2 4 (15.38%) Jenkins
3 3 (11.54%) Selenium
4 2 (7.69%) Bitbucket
4 2 (7.69%) Cucumber
4 2 (7.69%) Git (software)
4 2 (7.69%) JIRA
5 1 (3.85%) Artifactory
5 1 (3.85%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.85%) ClearCase
5 1 (3.85%) Fiddler
5 1 (3.85%) Hudson
5 1 (3.85%) IBM UrbanCode
5 1 (3.85%) PHPUnit
5 1 (3.85%) Sonatype Nexus
5 1 (3.85%) Subversion
5 1 (3.85%) TeamCity
5 1 (3.85%) Visual Studio
5 1 (3.85%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (11.54%) Banking
2 2 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (15.38%) Technical Specialist
2 3 (11.54%) Developer
2 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Specialist
2 3 (11.54%) WebSphere Technical Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) Applications Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 2 (7.69%) Server Specialist
3 2 (7.69%) WebSphere Server Specialist
4 1 (3.85%) DevOps Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Java Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Mobile Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Operations Engineer
4 1 (3.85%) PHP Developer
4 1 (3.85%) QA Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Selenium Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Senior Mobile Developer
4 1 (3.85%) Software QA Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Software Tester
4 1 (3.85%) Web Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (19.23%) J2EE
2 3 (11.54%) HTML
3 2 (7.69%) JSON
3 2 (7.69%) XML
4 1 (3.85%) AngularJS
4 1 (3.85%) CSS
4 1 (3.85%) JDBC
4 1 (3.85%) JSP
4 1 (3.85%) LAMP
4 1 (3.85%) RESTful
4 1 (3.85%) Servlets
4 1 (3.85%) SOAP
4 1 (3.85%) Spring
4 1 (3.85%) Swagger
4 1 (3.85%) Symfony
4 1 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (23.08%) DataPower
2 2 (7.69%) Data Centre
3 1 (3.85%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.85%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (3.85%) Linux Command Line
3 1 (3.85%) Mobile App
3 1 (3.85%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 19 (73.08%) Linux
2 12 (46.15%) Windows
2 12 (46.15%) Windows 10
2 12 (46.15%) Windows 7
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2003
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2008
2 12 (46.15%) Windows Server 2012
2 12 (46.15%) Windows XP
3 7 (26.92%) Unix
4 4 (15.38%) AIX
4 4 (15.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 4 (15.38%) Solaris
5 1 (3.85%) Android
5 1 (3.85%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (46.15%) Configuration Management
1 12 (46.15%) Patch Management
1 12 (46.15%) Prototyping
1 12 (46.15%) Software Distribution
1 12 (46.15%) Virtual Infrastructure
2 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (23.08%) Information Security
3 4 (15.38%) DevOps
3 4 (15.38%) Test Automation
4 2 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (7.69%) Microservices
4 2 (7.69%) SDLC
4 2 (7.69%) Task Automation
4 2 (7.69%) TDD
4 2 (7.69%) Waterfall
5 1 (3.85%) BDD
5 1 (3.85%) Business Transformation
5 1 (3.85%) Data Visualisation
5 1 (3.85%) High Availability
Programming Languages
1 14 (53.85%) SQL
2 12 (46.15%) PowerShell
2 12 (46.15%) REXX
2 12 (46.15%) Tcl
2 12 (46.15%) VB
3 11 (42.31%) Java
4 7 (26.92%) Shell Script
5 2 (7.69%) Bash Shell
5 2 (7.69%) Python
5 2 (7.69%) Ruby
6 1 (3.85%) C#
6 1 (3.85%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.85%) Objective-C
6 1 (3.85%) PHP
6 1 (3.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (30.77%) Security Cleared
2 7 (26.92%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.85%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (3.85%) QA
System Software
1 12 (46.15%) Active Directory
2 2 (7.69%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 12 (46.15%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (15.38%) Puppet
3 3 (11.54%) Ansible
4 1 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 5 (19.23%) IBM