Period
to 18 August 2018

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 18 August 2018 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
18 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 208 208 161
Rank change year-on-year 0 -47 +63
Contract jobs citing HTTP 183 171 268
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 1.09% 1.06% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.94% 6.27% 7.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 95 92 116
South East median daily rate £425 £494 £386
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.99% +27.93% -3.44%
10th Percentile £294 £351 £309
90th Percentile £583 £550 £500
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 8 5
South East median hourly rate £72.50 £43.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.60% +7.50% -11.11%
10th Percentile £71.25 £41.10 £26.50
90th Percentile £73.75 £45.70 £45.00
England median hourly rate £27.43 £34.54 £20.03
% change year-on-year -20.60% +72.44% -48.31%

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 2,636 2,729 3,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East 15.68% 16.96% 19.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,372 1,478 2,015
South East median daily rate £413 £400 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +0.63% +7.43%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £227
90th Percentile £575 £538 £525
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 172 198
South East median hourly rate £23.75 £17.49 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.79% -30.04% +2.04%
10th Percentile £12.78 £12.00 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.38 £47.50 £47.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.05 £25.00
% change year-on-year +10.80% -27.80% +21.95%

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

Job postings citing HTTP as a percentage 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

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTP in the South East

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTP in the South East over the 6 months to 18 August 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTP in the South East

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor 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 18 August 2018. 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 -7 59 £438 -2.78% 18
Berkshire -13 49 £450 - 7
West Sussex -10 41 £433 -16.14% 1
Surrey -6 30 £425 -15.00% 5
Hampshire -21 30 £425 -9.33% 6
East Sussex - 18 £438 - 9
Buckinghamshire +19 10 £360 +132.26% 6
Middlesex +7 4 £450 +28.57% 2
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 18 August 2018, 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 96 (52.46%) Linux
2 83 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
3 82 (44.81%) Java
4 68 (37.16%) JavaScript
5 67 (36.61%) Open Source
6 65 (35.52%) Git (software)
7 64 (34.97%) Test Automation
7 64 (34.97%) JSON
8 61 (33.33%) Jenkins
9 59 (32.24%) HTML
10 55 (30.05%) CSS
10 55 (30.05%) TCP/IP
10 55 (30.05%) Continuous Integration
11 50 (27.32%) REST
11 50 (27.32%) Scrum
12 49 (26.78%) DevOps
13 48 (26.23%) Configuration Management
14 46 (25.14%) SSL
14 46 (25.14%) C#
15 44 (24.04%) Python
16 42 (22.95%) Ruby
17 41 (22.40%) Web Services
17 41 (22.40%) HTML5
18 40 (21.86%) Puppet
19 39 (21.31%) Windows
20 38 (20.77%) XML
20 38 (20.77%) Problem-Solving
21 36 (19.67%) SQL
21 36 (19.67%) Google
21 36 (19.67%) Scala

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 26 (14.21%) Tomcat
2 24 (13.11%) Apache
3 18 (9.84%) nginx
4 15 (8.20%) Confluence
4 15 (8.20%) Elasticsearch
5 10 (5.46%) Apache Solr
5 10 (5.46%) Apache Spark
5 10 (5.46%) IIS
5 10 (5.46%) WebSphere
6 9 (4.92%) JBoss
6 9 (4.92%) WebLogic
7 8 (4.37%) CMS
8 7 (3.83%) Cloud Foundry
8 7 (3.83%) Drupal
8 7 (3.83%) OpenStack
9 3 (1.64%) Anypoint
9 3 (1.64%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (1.64%) Skype for Business
10 2 (1.09%) Mule
11 1 (0.55%) Jetty
Cloud Services
1 28 (15.30%) Amazon AWS
2 15 (8.20%) Google Analytics
3 14 (7.65%) GitHub
4 9 (4.92%) Microsoft Azure
4 9 (4.92%) PaaS
5 7 (3.83%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (3.28%) OpenShift
7 4 (2.19%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 4 (2.19%) Amazon S3
7 4 (2.19%) AWS CloudFormation
7 4 (2.19%) Force.com
7 4 (2.19%) Route 53
8 3 (1.64%) Amazon EMR
8 3 (1.64%) Google Cloud Platform
8 3 (1.64%) Serverless
9 1 (0.55%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 55 (30.05%) TCP/IP
2 46 (25.14%) SSL
3 22 (12.02%) DNS
4 20 (10.93%) FTP
5 18 (9.84%) Firewall
6 15 (8.20%) SMTP
7 12 (6.56%) VPN
8 11 (6.01%) HTTPS
9 10 (5.46%) SNMP
10 8 (4.37%) DHCP
10 8 (4.37%) LAN
10 8 (4.37%) MPLS
11 7 (3.83%) DOCSIS
11 7 (3.83%) WAN
12 6 (3.28%) Internet
13 5 (2.73%) BGP
13 5 (2.73%) DVB
13 5 (2.73%) OSPF
13 5 (2.73%) Wireless
14 4 (2.19%) L2TP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (19.13%) NoSQL
2 33 (18.03%) MongoDB
3 26 (14.21%) SQL Server
4 22 (12.02%) Relational Database
5 21 (11.48%) Apache Cassandra
6 18 (9.84%) Redis
7 11 (6.01%) Hadoop
7 11 (6.01%) Neo4j
8 8 (4.37%) Big Data
9 7 (3.83%) HBase
10 6 (3.28%) MySQL
10 6 (3.28%) SQL Server 2012
11 4 (2.19%) Oracle Database
12 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2008
12 3 (1.64%) SQL Server 2014
12 3 (1.64%) SQL Server Integration Services
13 2 (1.09%) Couchbase
13 2 (1.09%) Data Warehouse
13 2 (1.09%) Oracle Database 10g
13 2 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 65 (35.52%) Git (software)
2 61 (33.33%) Jenkins
3 27 (14.75%) Subversion
4 26 (14.21%) JUnit
4 26 (14.21%) Selenium
5 24 (13.11%) Cucumber
6 22 (12.02%) JIRA
7 18 (9.84%) IntelliJ
8 17 (9.29%) Ant
9 16 (8.74%) Gatling
10 14 (7.65%) SoapUI
11 11 (6.01%) gulp
12 10 (5.46%) Grunt
13 9 (4.92%) Eclipse
13 9 (4.92%) Karma Test Runner
13 9 (4.92%) Sublime Text
14 8 (4.37%) Hudson
15 7 (3.83%) Fiddler
15 7 (3.83%) Team Foundation Server
16 5 (2.73%) LoadRunner
General
1 12 (6.56%) Telecoms
2 3 (1.64%) Marketing
3 2 (1.09%) Finance
3 2 (1.09%) Retail
4 1 (0.55%) Banking
4 1 (0.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 110 (60.11%) Developer
2 32 (17.49%) Java Developer
3 28 (15.30%) Scala Developer
4 15 (8.20%) DevOps Engineer
5 12 (6.56%) Agile Developer
6 10 (5.46%) .NET Developer
6 10 (5.46%) C# Developer
7 9 (4.92%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 8 (4.37%) Consultant
9 7 (3.83%) C# .NET Developer
9 7 (3.83%) Java Scala Developer
9 7 (3.83%) Senior Developer
9 7 (3.83%) Software Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) Systems Engineer
9 7 (3.83%) UI Developer
10 5 (2.73%) Analyst
10 5 (2.73%) Architect
10 5 (2.73%) React Developer
10 5 (2.73%) Software Consultant
11 4 (2.19%) Performance Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 64 (34.97%) JSON
2 59 (32.24%) HTML
3 55 (30.05%) CSS
4 50 (27.32%) REST
5 41 (22.40%) HTML5
5 41 (22.40%) Web Services
6 38 (20.77%) XML
7 35 (19.13%) jQuery
8 34 (18.58%) Ajax
9 33 (18.03%) .NET
9 33 (18.03%) Spring
10 31 (16.94%) Node.js
10 31 (16.94%) Play Framework
10 31 (16.94%) RESTful
11 27 (14.75%) SOAP
12 26 (14.21%) AngularJS
12 26 (14.21%) CSS3
13 24 (13.11%) Kafka
13 24 (13.11%) RabbitMQ
14 22 (12.02%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 12 (6.56%) Self-Motivation
2 10 (5.46%) User Experience
3 8 (4.37%) PKI
4 7 (3.83%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (3.83%) Computer Science
4 7 (3.83%) Management Information System
5 6 (3.28%) DataPower
5 6 (3.28%) Greenfield Project
5 6 (3.28%) W3C
6 5 (2.73%) MPEG
7 4 (2.19%) STB
7 4 (2.19%) Video on Demand
8 3 (1.64%) e-Health
8 3 (1.64%) Linux Command Line
9 2 (1.09%) Life Science
9 2 (1.09%) Mobile App
9 2 (1.09%) NHS
9 2 (1.09%) Virtual Team
10 1 (0.55%) New Media
10 1 (0.55%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 96 (52.46%) Linux
2 39 (21.31%) Windows
3 35 (19.13%) Unix
4 25 (13.66%) Ubuntu
5 7 (3.83%) CentOS
6 6 (3.28%) Check Point GAiA
7 5 (2.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (1.64%) Debian
9 2 (1.09%) Mac OS
9 2 (1.09%) Mac OS X
10 1 (0.55%) Android
10 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.55%) Solaris
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 83 (45.36%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (36.61%) Open Source
3 64 (34.97%) Test Automation
4 55 (30.05%) Continuous Integration
5 50 (27.32%) Scrum
6 49 (26.78%) DevOps
7 48 (26.23%) Configuration Management
8 38 (20.77%) Problem-Solving
9 34 (18.58%) MVC
10 33 (18.03%) Microservices
11 28 (15.30%) TDD
12 24 (13.11%) OO
12 24 (13.11%) Responsive Web Design
12 24 (13.11%) Web Design
13 21 (11.48%) BDD
13 21 (11.48%) Web Development
14 16 (8.74%) Analytics
15 15 (8.20%) OWASP
16 14 (7.65%) Continuous Improvement
16 14 (7.65%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 82 (44.81%) Java
2 68 (37.16%) JavaScript
3 46 (25.14%) C#
4 44 (24.04%) Python
5 42 (22.95%) Ruby
6 36 (19.67%) Scala
6 36 (19.67%) SQL
7 35 (19.13%) Perl
8 19 (10.38%) Haskell
9 17 (9.29%) Groovy
10 15 (8.20%) Bash Shell
11 10 (5.46%) C++
12 8 (4.37%) PHP
13 6 (3.28%) PowerShell
14 5 (2.73%) C
14 5 (2.73%) TypeScript
15 4 (2.19%) Apex Code
15 4 (2.19%) T-SQL
16 2 (1.09%) Java 8
16 2 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 12 (6.56%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.01%) SC Cleared
3 9 (4.92%) Degree
3 9 (4.92%) ISTQB
4 8 (4.37%) BPSS Clearance
5 7 (3.83%) Computer Science Degree
6 6 (3.28%) CCSE
6 6 (3.28%) Cisco Certification
7 4 (2.19%) Citrix Certification
8 3 (1.64%) CCDA
8 3 (1.64%) CCNA
8 3 (1.64%) CCVP
8 3 (1.64%) ISEB
9 2 (1.09%) CCNP
10 1 (0.55%) HNC
10 1 (0.55%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (2.73%) QA
2 2 (1.09%) PMO
3 1 (0.55%) SLA
System Software
1 35 (19.13%) Docker
2 10 (5.46%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.83%) HDFS
4 5 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
4 5 (2.73%) vSphere
4 5 (2.73%) Xen
5 4 (2.19%) KVM
5 4 (2.19%) Oracle RAC
6 3 (1.64%) Veritas Cluster Server
7 1 (0.55%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 40 (21.86%) Puppet
2 24 (13.11%) Ansible
3 21 (11.48%) Grafana
4 20 (10.93%) Kibana
5 15 (8.20%) Opscode Chef
6 12 (6.56%) Kubernetes
7 6 (3.28%) SCCM
7 6 (3.28%) SCOM
8 5 (2.73%) HP Quality Center
8 5 (2.73%) vCenter Server
9 4 (2.19%) Data Guard
9 4 (2.19%) logstash
9 4 (2.19%) Terraform
10 3 (1.64%) Capistrano
10 3 (1.64%) Consul
10 3 (1.64%) Prometheus
10 3 (1.64%) SELinux
10 3 (1.64%) Uchiwa
11 2 (1.09%) HP ALM
11 2 (1.09%) Salt
Vendors
1 36 (19.67%) Google
2 19 (10.38%) Cisco
2 19 (10.38%) Microsoft
3 16 (8.74%) IBM
4 14 (7.65%) Oracle
5 13 (7.10%) Adobe
6 10 (5.46%) CheckPoint
6 10 (5.46%) Red Hat
6 10 (5.46%) VMware
7 8 (4.37%) Rackspace
7 8 (4.37%) webMethods
8 6 (3.28%) Citrix
8 6 (3.28%) IronPort
9 5 (2.73%) AppDynamics
9 5 (2.73%) Dynatrace
9 5 (2.73%) HP
9 5 (2.73%) SOASTA, Inc
10 4 (2.19%) Avaya
10 4 (2.19%) SaltStack
10 4 (2.19%) Splunk