Period
to 6 April 2020

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 6 April 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)
England > South East
6 months to
6 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 212 250 207
Rank change year-on-year +38 -43 -24
Contract jobs citing HTTP 65 127 185
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the South East 0.67% 0.81% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.81% 4.99% 6.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 43 60 135
Median daily rate £425 £450 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.56% -2.70% +2.78%
10th Percentile £243 £323 £355
90th Percentile £593 £638 £575
England median daily rate £500 £516 £500
% change year-on-year -3.10% +3.20% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 1
Median hourly rate - £48.50 £72.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -33.10% +68.60%
England median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +12.90% -27.91%

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 the South East with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
South East
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 1,708 2,544 2,663
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 17.62% 16.16% 15.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 834 1,423 1,364
Median daily rate £400 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% -
10th Percentile £164 £218 £163
90th Percentile £550 £588 £574
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 147 142 151
Median hourly rate £32.00 £17.25 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +85.51% -13.75% -
10th Percentile £14.67 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £48.75
Median hourly rate £21.00 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.30% -6.50% -6.98%

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing HTTP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in the South East.

Job vacancy trend for HTTP in the South East

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HTTP in the South East.

Daily rate trend for HTTP in the South East

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HTTP in the South East over the 6 months to 6 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for HTTP in the South East

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HTTP in the South East.

Hourly rate trend for HTTP in the South East

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the South East region over the 6 months to 6 April 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
Thames Valley +42 30 £284 -36.90% 20
Berkshire +33 22 £250 -37.50% 13
West Sussex +14 21 £530 +8.72% 5
Buckinghamshire +12 7 £298 -43.33% 2
Surrey +47 4 £600 +2.13% 9
Hampshire +40 4 £500 +11.11% 7
East Sussex +17 4 £425 -6.08% 2
Oxfordshire +21 1 £275 -31.25% 5
Isle of Wight - 1 £450 -
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 6 April 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 South East region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (41.54%) TCP/IP
3 25 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 25 (38.46%) REST
4 23 (35.38%) Test Automation
4 23 (35.38%) Java
5 22 (33.85%) JSON
6 21 (32.31%) Linux
7 20 (30.77%) XML
8 19 (29.23%) HTML
9 17 (26.15%) ITIL
9 17 (26.15%) Git (software)
10 16 (24.62%) Python
10 16 (24.62%) SOAP
10 16 (24.62%) SSL
11 15 (23.08%) CSS
11 15 (23.08%) Jenkins
11 15 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
12 14 (21.54%) Scala
12 14 (21.54%) Web Development
13 13 (20.00%) Unix
13 13 (20.00%) DNS
14 12 (18.46%) Configuration Management
14 12 (18.46%) Windows
14 12 (18.46%) Spring
14 12 (18.46%) Relational Database
14 12 (18.46%) HTML5
15 11 (16.92%) Play Framework
15 11 (16.92%) Google
15 11 (16.92%) RESTful

HTTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the South East 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 7 (10.77%) Apache
1 7 (10.77%) Tomcat
2 4 (6.15%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.08%) Confluence
3 2 (3.08%) nginx
3 2 (3.08%) OpenEdge
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle Service Bus
3 2 (3.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (1.54%) Anypoint
4 1 (1.54%) Apache Spark
4 1 (1.54%) Cloud Foundry
4 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.54%) IIS
4 1 (1.54%) JBoss
4 1 (1.54%) MS Exchange
4 1 (1.54%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.54%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.08%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Project
2 1 (1.54%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 8 (12.31%) Azure
2 6 (9.23%) GitHub
3 5 (7.69%) AWS
3 5 (7.69%) Google Analytics
4 3 (4.62%) Azure Active Directory
5 2 (3.08%) PaaS
5 2 (3.08%) SaaS
6 1 (1.54%) GCP
6 1 (1.54%) IaaS
6 1 (1.54%) Serverless
6 1 (1.54%) Tricentis Tosca
Communications & Networking
1 27 (41.54%) TCP/IP
2 16 (24.62%) SSL
3 13 (20.00%) DNS
4 11 (16.92%) HTTPS
5 10 (15.38%) Firewall
5 10 (15.38%) FTP
5 10 (15.38%) SNMP
5 10 (15.38%) Wireshark
6 9 (13.85%) BGP
6 9 (13.85%) OSPF
7 6 (9.23%) 4G
7 6 (9.23%) SMTP
8 5 (7.69%) 3G
8 5 (7.69%) BIG-IP
8 5 (7.69%) Cisco ASA
8 5 (7.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
8 5 (7.69%) FWSM
8 5 (7.69%) Radio Access Network
8 5 (7.69%) RIP
8 5 (7.69%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) Relational Database
2 10 (15.38%) SQL Server
3 6 (9.23%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (4.62%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.62%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.62%) MOLAP
4 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
4 3 (4.62%) ROLAP
5 2 (3.08%) Snowflake Schema
6 1 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.54%) HBase
6 1 (1.54%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 17 (26.15%) Git (software)
2 15 (23.08%) Jenkins
3 10 (15.38%) Selenium
4 7 (10.77%) Eclipse
5 6 (9.23%) Cucumber
5 6 (9.23%) Gatling
5 6 (9.23%) JUnit
5 6 (9.23%) NWDS
6 5 (7.69%) Subversion
7 4 (6.15%) JMeter
7 4 (6.15%) SoapUI
8 3 (4.62%) Visual Studio
9 2 (3.08%) GitLab
9 2 (3.08%) JIRA
10 1 (1.54%) Geb
10 1 (1.54%) Gradle
10 1 (1.54%) Grunt
10 1 (1.54%) Karma Test Runner
10 1 (1.54%) SonarQube
10 1 (1.54%) Spock
General
1 5 (7.69%) Finance
2 1 (1.54%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (1.54%) Public Sector
2 1 (1.54%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 31 (47.69%) Developer
2 9 (13.85%) IP Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) SAP Developer
3 6 (9.23%) SAP PI Developer
3 6 (9.23%) Scala Developer
3 6 (9.23%) Security Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) IP Security Engineer
4 5 (7.69%) Java Developer
5 4 (6.15%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (6.15%) IP Network Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Network Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Architect
6 3 (4.62%) Azure Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) J2EE Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Lead DevOps
6 3 (4.62%) Solutions Architect
6 3 (4.62%) Support Engineer
7 2 (3.08%) IT Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 25 (38.46%) REST
2 22 (33.85%) JSON
3 20 (30.77%) XML
4 19 (29.23%) HTML
5 16 (24.62%) SOAP
6 15 (23.08%) CSS
7 12 (18.46%) HTML5
7 12 (18.46%) Spring
8 11 (16.92%) Play Framework
8 11 (16.92%) RESTful
9 10 (15.38%) CSS3
10 8 (12.31%) AngularJS
11 7 (10.77%) Guice
11 7 (10.77%) Node.js
12 6 (9.23%) Ajax
12 6 (9.23%) Django
12 6 (9.23%) Ruby on Rails
12 6 (9.23%) SAP PI
12 6 (9.23%) SAP XI
12 6 (9.23%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (9.23%) W3C
2 4 (6.15%) N-Tier
2 4 (6.15%) Self-Motivation
3 3 (4.62%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.62%) Client/Server
3 3 (4.62%) Clustering
3 3 (4.62%) User Experience
3 3 (4.62%) Virtual Team
4 2 (3.08%) AS400
4 2 (3.08%) Blog
4 2 (3.08%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.54%) CESG
5 1 (1.54%) Cyberattack
5 1 (1.54%) Cyberthreat
5 1 (1.54%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (1.54%) PKI
5 1 (1.54%) Replication
5 1 (1.54%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 21 (32.31%) Linux
2 13 (20.00%) Unix
3 12 (18.46%) Windows
4 6 (9.23%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (7.69%) Check Point GAiA
6 4 (6.15%) Solaris
7 3 (4.62%) AIX
7 3 (4.62%) Ubuntu
8 2 (3.08%) HPUX
8 2 (3.08%) Mac OS X
8 2 (3.08%) SUSE
8 2 (3.08%) Windows Server
8 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2012
8 2 (3.08%) Windows Server 2016
8 2 (3.08%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (46.15%) Agile Software Development
2 25 (38.46%) Continuous Integration
3 23 (35.38%) Test Automation
4 17 (26.15%) ITIL
5 15 (23.08%) Problem-Solving
6 14 (21.54%) Web Development
7 12 (18.46%) Configuration Management
8 11 (16.92%) Change Management
9 10 (15.38%) Microservices
9 10 (15.38%) Scrum
10 9 (13.85%) High Availability
10 9 (13.85%) Mentoring
10 9 (13.85%) Performance Management
10 9 (13.85%) Waterfall
11 8 (12.31%) Data Modelling
11 8 (12.31%) DevOps
12 7 (10.77%) MVC
12 7 (10.77%) Open Source
13 6 (9.23%) Computer Science
13 6 (9.23%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 23 (35.38%) Java
2 16 (24.62%) Python
3 14 (21.54%) Scala
4 11 (16.92%) JavaScript
5 10 (15.38%) Ruby
6 8 (12.31%) Perl
6 8 (12.31%) SQL
7 6 (9.23%) ABAP
8 5 (7.69%) C#
8 5 (7.69%) PHP
8 5 (7.69%) PowerShell
9 4 (6.15%) Groovy
10 3 (4.62%) VB
10 3 (4.62%) VB.NET
11 2 (3.08%) Bash Shell
11 2 (3.08%) COBOL
12 1 (1.54%) C++
12 1 (1.54%) Java 8
12 1 (1.54%) OpenEdge ABL
12 1 (1.54%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 7 (10.77%) Degree
2 4 (6.15%) CCIP
2 4 (6.15%) CCNP
2 4 (6.15%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (4.62%) Computer Science Degree
3 3 (4.62%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.08%) CEH
4 2 (3.08%) GIAC
4 2 (3.08%) ISEB
4 2 (3.08%) ISTQB
4 2 (3.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.08%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.08%) Security Cleared
5 1 (1.54%) AWS Certification
5 1 (1.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.54%) CISA
5 1 (1.54%) CREST Certified
5 1 (1.54%) ISEB Practitioner
5 1 (1.54%) OSCE
5 1 (1.54%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.15%) QA
1 4 (6.15%) WCAG
2 1 (1.54%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.54%) NIST
System Software
1 6 (9.23%) Docker
1 6 (9.23%) NFS
2 5 (7.69%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.08%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (1.54%) HDFS
4 1 (1.54%) Snort
4 1 (1.54%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 7 (10.77%) Ansible
1 7 (10.77%) Opscode Chef
1 7 (10.77%) Puppet
2 6 (9.23%) FortiGate
3 5 (7.69%) Grafana
3 5 (7.69%) Kibana
4 2 (3.08%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 2 (3.08%) Terraform
4 2 (3.08%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.54%) Docker Swarm
5 1 (1.54%) HP ALM
5 1 (1.54%) HP Fortify
5 1 (1.54%) Kubernetes
5 1 (1.54%) Network Intrusion Detection System
5 1 (1.54%) Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.54%) vCenter Server
Vendors
1 11 (16.92%) Google
2 10 (15.38%) Cisco
3 8 (12.31%) Microsoft
3 8 (12.31%) Oracle
4 7 (10.77%) Red Hat
4 7 (10.77%) SAP
5 6 (9.23%) F5
6 5 (7.69%) CheckPoint
6 5 (7.69%) IBM
6 5 (7.69%) Splunk
7 4 (6.15%) Huawei
7 4 (6.15%) Juniper
8 3 (4.62%) VMware
9 2 (3.08%) NetApp
9 2 (3.08%) Progress
9 2 (3.08%) Sun
10 1 (1.54%) Dell
10 1 (1.54%) HP
10 1 (1.54%) Micro Focus
10 1 (1.54%) webMethods