Period
to 22 January 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the UK excluding London 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 22 January 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 > UK excluding London
6 months to
22 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 228 244 191
Rank change year-on-year +16 -53 -29
Contract jobs citing HTTP 596 512 702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.12% 0.99% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.75% 6.52% 8.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 350 447
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £485 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.06% +14.12% +1.19%
10th Percentile £349 £350 £320
90th Percentile £625 £638 £575
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 2
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £33.54 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.90% -39.02% +37.50%
10th Percentile £15.37 £22.98 £52.50
90th Percentile £46.35 £43.00 £57.50
UK median hourly rate £27.43 £33.00 £50.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% -34.00% +25.00%

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 UK excluding London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK excluding London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 7,690 7,852 8,533
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.51% 15.26% 16.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,302 4,518 5,020
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - -
10th Percentile £200 £160 £200
90th Percentile £556 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 448 518 562
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.88 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.28% -16.11% +4.65%
10th Percentile £12.00 £10.88 £11.33
90th Percentile £47.96 £43.75 £47.50
UK median hourly rate £18.75 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.27% -16.89% -

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the UK excluding London

Job postings citing HTTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London.

Job vacancy trend for HTTP in the UK excluding London

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTP in the UK excluding London

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTP in the UK excluding London

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the UK excluding London

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HTTP in the UK excluding London

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK excluding London

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTP in the UK excluding London over the 6 months to 22 January 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HTTP in the UK excluding London

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in the UK excluding London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the UK excluding London region over the 6 months to 22 January 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
North of England +33 169 £500 -3.61% 43
South East -24 167 £453 -4.74% 38
Yorkshire +15 81 £500 -6.54% 20
East of England +34 78 £513 -1.44% 21
North West +15 64 £476 -10.98% 22
Midlands +10 63 £500 - 20
South West +1 61 £500 +15.61% 24
West Midlands -34 39 £500 - 11
Wales +4 32 £408 +1.88% 5
North East -3 29 £465 -21.39% 1
Scotland -18 25 £419 +4.69% 5
East Midlands +28 21 £500 +11.11% 9
Northern Ireland +10 1 £375 -16.67%
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 382 (64.09%) Linux
2 309 (51.85%) Java
3 277 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
4 258 (43.29%) Jenkins
5 233 (39.09%) DevOps
6 227 (38.09%) Configuration Management
7 224 (37.58%) TCP/IP
8 223 (37.42%) Continuous Integration
8 223 (37.42%) Test Automation
9 201 (33.72%) Python
10 200 (33.56%) JavaScript
10 200 (33.56%) Git (software)
11 195 (32.72%) Open Source
12 188 (31.54%) SSL
13 184 (30.87%) Puppet
14 175 (29.36%) REST
15 173 (29.03%) Microservices
16 166 (27.85%) JSON
17 164 (27.52%) Amazon AWS
18 154 (25.84%) MongoDB
19 150 (25.17%) Docker
20 141 (23.66%) Ruby
21 139 (23.32%) DNS
22 138 (23.15%) HTML
23 134 (22.48%) Google
24 131 (21.98%) Problem-Solving
25 129 (21.64%) Scrum
25 129 (21.64%) Unix
26 128 (21.48%) Spring
27 124 (20.81%) C#

HTTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the UK excluding London 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
1 104 (17.45%) Apache
2 94 (15.77%) nginx
3 88 (14.77%) Tomcat
4 69 (11.58%) Confluence
5 64 (10.74%) JBoss
6 53 (8.89%) WebSphere
7 52 (8.72%) WebLogic
8 40 (6.71%) IIS
9 30 (5.03%) Jetty
9 30 (5.03%) Mongrel
10 28 (4.70%) Elasticsearch
11 18 (3.02%) OpenStack
11 18 (3.02%) WebSphere Application Server
12 9 (1.51%) Apache Solr
12 9 (1.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 8 (1.34%) IBM HTTP Server
13 8 (1.34%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (1.01%) Apache Spark
15 5 (0.84%) Skype for Business
16 4 (0.67%) Mule
Applications
1 5 (0.84%) Microsoft Excel
2 4 (0.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (0.50%) Microsoft Office
4 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.17%) HipChat
Business Applications
1 7 (1.17%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.34%) Magento
2 2 (0.34%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
3 1 (0.17%) LongView
3 1 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 164 (27.52%) Amazon AWS
2 74 (12.42%) Amazon EC2
3 55 (9.23%) GitHub
4 49 (8.22%) Google Analytics
5 44 (7.38%) Microsoft Azure
6 40 (6.71%) Google Cloud Platform
7 38 (6.38%) Amazon S3
8 36 (6.04%) Route 53
9 34 (5.70%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 33 (5.54%) Amazon ELB
11 30 (5.03%) Google App Engine
12 25 (4.19%) Cloud Computing
13 20 (3.36%) Amazon SQS
14 17 (2.85%) AWS CloudFormation
15 14 (2.35%) Slack
16 9 (1.51%) PaaS
16 9 (1.51%) SaaS
17 8 (1.34%) IaaS
17 8 (1.34%) Serverless
18 7 (1.17%) iPaaS
Communications & Networking
1 224 (37.58%) TCP/IP
2 188 (31.54%) SSL
3 139 (23.32%) DNS
4 83 (13.93%) DHCP
5 74 (12.42%) FTP
6 51 (8.56%) IPsec
7 50 (8.39%) Firewall
8 42 (7.05%) Internet
9 40 (6.71%) HTTPS
10 34 (5.70%) VPN
11 27 (4.53%) VoIP
12 21 (3.52%) SNMP
13 19 (3.19%) SAN
14 18 (3.02%) MPLS
14 18 (3.02%) SMTP
15 16 (2.68%) Wireless
16 15 (2.52%) WAN
17 14 (2.35%) Network Security
17 14 (2.35%) SSH
18 13 (2.18%) 802.11
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (25.84%) MongoDB
2 108 (18.12%) Relational Database
3 87 (14.60%) NoSQL
4 72 (12.08%) MySQL
5 54 (9.06%) Apache Cassandra
5 54 (9.06%) SQL Server
6 32 (5.37%) PostgreSQL
7 28 (4.70%) Neo4j
8 24 (4.03%) RDBMS
9 22 (3.69%) Big Data
10 14 (2.35%) Redis
11 12 (2.01%) Oracle Database
12 11 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
12 11 (1.85%) DB2
13 9 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 8 (1.34%) Hadoop
15 6 (1.01%) Amazon Redshift
16 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 4 (0.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
17 3 (0.50%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 258 (43.29%) Jenkins
2 200 (33.56%) Git (software)
3 101 (16.95%) JUnit
4 98 (16.44%) Subversion
5 78 (13.09%) JIRA
5 78 (13.09%) Selenium
6 63 (10.57%) Cucumber
7 58 (9.73%) SonarQube
8 56 (9.40%) Ant
9 55 (9.23%) IntelliJ
10 50 (8.39%) Gatling
11 48 (8.05%) gulp
12 46 (7.72%) Grunt
12 46 (7.72%) Karma Test Runner
12 46 (7.72%) Sublime Text
13 40 (6.71%) Eclipse
14 39 (6.54%) Travis CI
15 37 (6.21%) Maven
16 36 (6.04%) GitLab
17 35 (5.87%) Hudson
General
1 47 (7.89%) Finance
2 19 (3.19%) Telecoms
3 14 (2.35%) Banking
4 11 (1.85%) Manufacturing
5 8 (1.34%) Electronics
5 8 (1.34%) Marketing
6 4 (0.67%) Billing
7 3 (0.50%) Aerospace
7 3 (0.50%) Publishing
8 2 (0.34%) Games
8 2 (0.34%) Law
9 1 (0.17%) Legal
9 1 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
9 1 (0.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 250 (41.95%) Developer
2 104 (17.45%) DevOps Engineer
3 81 (13.59%) Java Developer
4 58 (9.73%) Scala Developer
5 40 (6.71%) Architect
6 39 (6.54%) Agile Developer
7 29 (4.87%) Software Engineer
8 28 (4.70%) .NET Developer
9 22 (3.69%) Consultant
10 19 (3.19%) Analyst
10 19 (3.19%) AWS DevOps
11 18 (3.02%) AWS Engineer
11 18 (3.02%) Senior Developer
12 17 (2.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 17 (2.85%) Tester
13 16 (2.68%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 15 (2.52%) Software Developer
15 14 (2.35%) Administrator
16 13 (2.18%) Infrastructure Architect
16 13 (2.18%) Penetration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 175 (29.36%) REST
2 166 (27.85%) JSON
3 138 (23.15%) HTML
4 128 (21.48%) Spring
5 112 (18.79%) CSS
6 106 (17.79%) XML
7 98 (16.44%) .NET
8 95 (15.94%) SOAP
9 86 (14.43%) Servlets
10 85 (14.26%) Play Framework
11 82 (13.76%) HTML5
11 82 (13.76%) J2EE
12 78 (13.09%) RESTful
13 77 (12.92%) Node.js
14 76 (12.75%) AngularJS
15 67 (11.24%) Web Services
16 64 (10.74%) Ruby on Rails
17 56 (9.40%) jQuery
18 52 (8.72%) Hibernate
19 50 (8.39%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 46 (7.72%) Self-Motivation
2 26 (4.36%) Analytical Skills
2 26 (4.36%) Public Cloud
3 20 (3.36%) Mobile App
3 20 (3.36%) PKI
4 15 (2.52%) Cyberthreat
5 13 (2.18%) Data Centre
5 13 (2.18%) SCADA
6 11 (1.85%) Clustering
6 11 (1.85%) Greenfield Project
6 11 (1.85%) Wiki
7 9 (1.51%) Enterprise Software
8 8 (1.34%) User Experience
9 7 (1.17%) DataPower
9 7 (1.17%) Linux Command Line
9 7 (1.17%) Private Cloud
10 6 (1.01%) Management Information System
10 6 (1.01%) Media Streaming
10 6 (1.01%) Over-the-Top Content
11 4 (0.67%) Life Science
Operating Systems
1 382 (64.09%) Linux
2 129 (21.64%) Unix
3 122 (20.47%) Windows
4 79 (13.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 57 (9.56%) Ubuntu
6 51 (8.56%) CentOS
7 36 (6.04%) Mac OS X
8 27 (4.53%) Windows Server
9 15 (2.52%) Windows Server 2012
10 13 (2.18%) Kali Linux
11 12 (2.01%) Apple iOS
12 8 (1.34%) AIX
12 8 (1.34%) Solaris
13 7 (1.17%) Android
14 6 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
14 6 (1.01%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.84%) Windows Server 2008
16 4 (0.67%) Windows 7
17 3 (0.50%) HPUX
18 1 (0.17%) Windows Embedded Compact
Processes & Methodologies
1 277 (46.48%) Agile Software Development
2 233 (39.09%) DevOps
3 227 (38.09%) Configuration Management
4 223 (37.42%) Continuous Integration
4 223 (37.42%) Test Automation
5 195 (32.72%) Open Source
6 173 (29.03%) Microservices
7 131 (21.98%) Problem-Solving
8 129 (21.64%) Scrum
9 101 (16.95%) TDD
10 82 (13.76%) MVC
11 80 (13.42%) Responsive Web Design
11 80 (13.42%) Web Design
12 75 (12.58%) BDD
13 68 (11.41%) Kanban
14 65 (10.91%) Software Engineering
15 59 (9.90%) Web Development
16 52 (8.72%) Analytics
16 52 (8.72%) OO
17 50 (8.39%) Lean Software Development
Programming Languages
1 309 (51.85%) Java
2 201 (33.72%) Python
3 200 (33.56%) JavaScript
4 141 (23.66%) Ruby
5 124 (20.81%) C#
6 122 (20.47%) SQL
7 93 (15.60%) Scala
8 89 (14.93%) Perl
9 74 (12.42%) Bash Shell
10 60 (10.07%) Groovy
11 50 (8.39%) Haskell
12 34 (5.70%) PowerShell
13 32 (5.37%) C
14 29 (4.87%) C++
15 19 (3.19%) Java 8
16 14 (2.35%) Shell Script
17 13 (2.18%) Lua
18 11 (1.85%) VB.NET
19 9 (1.51%) PL/SQL
20 8 (1.34%) PHP
Qualifications
1 67 (11.24%) Security Cleared
2 49 (8.22%) BPSS Clearance
3 48 (8.05%) SC Cleared
4 38 (6.38%) Degree
5 14 (2.35%) DV Cleared
6 13 (2.18%) OSCE
7 9 (1.51%) Computer Science Degree
8 8 (1.34%) CISSP
8 8 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 8 (1.34%) SANS
9 6 (1.01%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.01%) CREST Certified
9 6 (1.01%) MCSE
10 5 (0.84%) CEH
10 5 (0.84%) GPEN
10 5 (0.84%) OSCP
10 5 (0.84%) Tigerscheme
11 4 (0.67%) CCNA
11 4 (0.67%) ISEB
11 4 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (1.01%) PCI DSS
1 6 (1.01%) QA
2 5 (0.84%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.50%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.34%) SLA
5 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials
5 1 (0.17%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 150 (25.17%) Docker
2 44 (7.38%) VMware Infrastructure
3 36 (6.04%) Active Directory
4 31 (5.20%) Xen
5 15 (2.52%) Virtual Machines
6 9 (1.51%) Hyper-V
7 8 (1.34%) Virtual Servers
8 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
8 6 (1.01%) Postfix
9 5 (0.84%) KVM
9 5 (0.84%) vSphere
10 4 (0.67%) Firmware
10 4 (0.67%) VirtualBox
11 3 (0.50%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.50%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.50%) Oracle RAC
11 3 (0.50%) VMware ESXi
12 2 (0.34%) HDFS
12 2 (0.34%) Squid
13 1 (0.17%) Snort
Systems Management
1 184 (30.87%) Puppet
2 99 (16.61%) Ansible
3 83 (13.93%) Grafana
4 81 (13.59%) Kubernetes
5 71 (11.91%) Terraform
6 53 (8.89%) Kibana
7 48 (8.05%) Opscode Chef
8 34 (5.70%) Packer
8 34 (5.70%) Prometheus
9 30 (5.03%) Rancher
10 18 (3.02%) Nessus
10 18 (3.02%) Nmap
11 14 (2.35%) Salt
12 10 (1.68%) SCCM
13 9 (1.51%) HP Operations Orchestration
14 8 (1.34%) Single Sign-On
15 6 (1.01%) QRadar
15 6 (1.01%) Rundeck
16 5 (0.84%) CSIRT
17 4 (0.67%) logstash
Vendors
1 134 (22.48%) Google
2 101 (16.95%) Microsoft
3 58 (9.73%) Oracle
4 48 (8.05%) VMware
5 31 (5.20%) Black Duck
6 27 (4.53%) webMethods
7 24 (4.03%) Adobe
8 23 (3.86%) IBM
9 18 (3.02%) Red Hat
10 17 (2.85%) CA
10 17 (2.85%) Cisco
10 17 (2.85%) HP
11 14 (2.35%) SAP
12 11 (1.85%) Atlassian
12 11 (1.85%) Splunk
13 8 (1.34%) F5
14 6 (1.01%) CheckPoint
15 5 (0.84%) Rackspace
16 4 (0.67%) Kony
16 4 (0.67%) Salesforce.com