Period
to 5 December 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 5 December 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
5 Dec 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 268 245 235
Rank change year-on-year -23 -10 -36
Contract jobs citing HTTP 397 607 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 0.89% 1.09% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.69% 7.50% 6.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 254 328 359
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -7.69% +14.04%
10th Percentile £325 £331 £348
90th Percentile £650 £608 £613
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £500
% change year-on-year +4.00% - +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.81% -1.54% +116.67%
10th Percentile £40.25 £19.40 £15.79
90th Percentile £51.75 £48.30 £43.00
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £33.50 £33.00
% change year-on-year +41.79% +1.52% +50.00%

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 6,977 8,090 8,304
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 15.58% 14.51% 15.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,929 4,484 4,773
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £185 £200 £163
90th Percentile £569 £550 £538
UK median daily rate £413 £425 £400
% change year-on-year -2.94% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 491 563
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.42% +2.70% -23.87%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.09 £11.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.50 £44.45
UK median hourly rate £25.12 £20.00 £18.75
% change year-on-year +25.60% +6.67% -16.67%

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 5 December 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
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 5 December 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
South East -9 114 £438 -7.89% 53
North of England +11 113 £520 +9.47% 41
Scotland +49 61 £525 +20.00% 10
Yorkshire +29 45 £525 +5.00% 19
North West -15 42 £538 +13.16% 20
East of England -8 36 £450 -12.20% 25
South West -22 34 £450 +5.88% 30
Midlands +23 30 £438 -12.50% 27
North East +23 27 £466 +2.47% 2
West Midlands +21 25 £540 +8.00% 19
Wales +8 8 £375 -5.66% 10
East Midlands +23 5 £356 -28.75% 8
Channel Islands - 1 £525 -
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 5 December 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.

1 199 (50.13%) Linux
2 173 (43.58%) TCP/IP
3 145 (36.52%) Continuous Integration
4 137 (34.51%) Jenkins
5 136 (34.26%) Agile Software Development
6 130 (32.75%) Java
7 123 (30.98%) Configuration Management
8 121 (30.48%) SSL
9 120 (30.23%) DevOps
10 113 (28.46%) Python
11 112 (28.21%) HTML
12 110 (27.71%) Puppet
13 108 (27.20%) AWS
14 106 (26.70%) Test Automation
15 104 (26.20%) Git (software)
16 103 (25.94%) REST
17 99 (24.94%) Open Source
18 97 (24.43%) Google
19 95 (23.93%) JavaScript
20 89 (22.42%) Windows
21 86 (21.66%) CSS
22 82 (20.65%) DNS
22 82 (20.65%) JSON
23 81 (20.40%) SQL
24 72 (18.14%) Apache
25 70 (17.63%) XML
26 68 (17.13%) J2EE
26 68 (17.13%) Microsoft
27 67 (16.88%) Microservices
28 65 (16.37%) MongoDB

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 72 (18.14%) Apache
2 58 (14.61%) Tomcat
3 57 (14.36%) nginx
4 40 (10.08%) WebSphere
5 36 (9.07%) IIS
6 32 (8.06%) JBoss
7 30 (7.56%) Jetty
7 30 (7.56%) Mongrel
8 23 (5.79%) WebLogic
9 18 (4.53%) Confluence
10 15 (3.78%) CMS
11 14 (3.53%) SharePoint
12 10 (2.52%) WebSphere Application Server
13 9 (2.27%) K2 blackpearl
13 9 (2.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 6 (1.51%) Elasticsearch
15 5 (1.26%) IBM HTTP Server
15 5 (1.26%) WebSphere Portal
16 3 (0.76%) BizTalk Server
16 3 (0.76%) OpenEdge
Applications
1 7 (1.76%) Chatbot
2 3 (0.76%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.50%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.25%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 10 (2.52%) Magento
2 1 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 108 (27.20%) AWS
2 55 (13.85%) GitHub
3 53 (13.35%) GCP
4 43 (10.83%) Amazon EC2
4 43 (10.83%) Azure
5 30 (7.56%) Google App Engine
6 29 (7.30%) Google Analytics
7 20 (5.04%) PaaS
8 14 (3.53%) Office 365
8 14 (3.53%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 13 (3.27%) Amazon S3
10 12 (3.02%) Amazon ELB
10 12 (3.02%) Route 53
11 10 (2.52%) IBM Cloud
12 7 (1.76%) IaaS
13 6 (1.51%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (1.51%) Cloud Computing
13 6 (1.51%) SaaS
13 6 (1.51%) Serverless
14 5 (1.26%) AWS CloudFormation
Communications & Networking
1 173 (43.58%) TCP/IP
2 121 (30.48%) SSL
3 82 (20.65%) DNS
4 63 (15.87%) HTTPS
5 53 (13.35%) DHCP
6 50 (12.59%) IPsec
7 47 (11.84%) FTP
8 43 (10.83%) SMTP
9 37 (9.32%) Firewall
10 22 (5.54%) Wireshark
11 15 (3.78%) Internet
11 15 (3.78%) SNMP
12 13 (3.27%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 13 (3.27%) Network Security
13 12 (3.02%) OSPF
14 11 (2.77%) VPN
15 10 (2.52%) BGP
16 9 (2.27%) VoIP
17 8 (2.02%) Telnet
18 7 (1.76%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 65 (16.37%) MongoDB
2 63 (15.87%) Relational Database
3 60 (15.11%) MySQL
4 37 (9.32%) SQL Server
5 21 (5.29%) NoSQL
6 19 (4.79%) Apache Cassandra
7 17 (4.28%) PostgreSQL
8 14 (3.53%) RDBMS
9 11 (2.77%) SQL Server 2012
10 10 (2.52%) SQL Server 2016
11 9 (2.27%) Neo4j
12 6 (1.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 6 (1.51%) Infinispan
13 4 (1.01%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.76%) Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.76%) DB2
14 3 (0.76%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
14 3 (0.76%) MOLAP
14 3 (0.76%) Oracle Database
14 3 (0.76%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 137 (34.51%) Jenkins
2 104 (26.20%) Git (software)
3 46 (11.59%) JUnit
3 46 (11.59%) Selenium
4 41 (10.33%) Cucumber
5 36 (9.07%) Travis CI
6 31 (7.81%) Subversion
7 29 (7.30%) Gatling
8 26 (6.55%) JIRA
9 24 (6.05%) SonarQube
10 22 (5.54%) Eclipse
11 19 (4.79%) Ant
11 19 (4.79%) GitLab
12 15 (3.78%) gulp
12 15 (3.78%) Maven
13 14 (3.53%) IntelliJ
14 11 (2.77%) Grunt
14 11 (2.77%) Karma Test Runner
14 11 (2.77%) Sublime Text
15 9 (2.27%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 60 (15.11%) Public Sector
2 40 (10.08%) Finance
3 24 (6.05%) Banking
4 9 (2.27%) Investment Banking
5 8 (2.02%) Games
5 8 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 5 (1.26%) Manufacturing
7 4 (1.01%) Electronics
8 3 (0.76%) Marketing
9 2 (0.50%) Automotive
9 2 (0.50%) Legal
9 2 (0.50%) Publishing
10 1 (0.25%) Aerospace
10 1 (0.25%) Back Office
10 1 (0.25%) Financial Institution
10 1 (0.25%) German Language
10 1 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
10 1 (0.25%) Retail
Job Titles
1 135 (34.01%) Developer
2 67 (16.88%) DevOps Engineer
3 40 (10.08%) Analyst
4 24 (6.05%) Scala Developer
5 23 (5.79%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
6 19 (4.79%) Architect
6 19 (4.79%) Security Analyst
7 18 (4.53%) Consultant
7 18 (4.53%) Senior Developer
8 15 (3.78%) Java Developer
9 14 (3.53%) Site Engineer
9 14 (3.53%) Site Reliability Engineer
10 13 (3.27%) Cybersecurity Analyst
11 12 (3.02%) AWS DevOps
11 12 (3.02%) AWS Engineer
11 12 (3.02%) JavaScript Developer
11 12 (3.02%) Linux Engineer
12 11 (2.77%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 11 (2.77%) Linux/Unix DevOps
12 11 (2.77%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 112 (28.21%) HTML
2 103 (25.94%) REST
3 86 (21.66%) CSS
4 82 (20.65%) JSON
5 70 (17.63%) XML
6 68 (17.13%) J2EE
7 65 (16.37%) .NET
8 59 (14.86%) HTML5
9 57 (14.36%) Web Services
10 54 (13.60%) Node.js
11 45 (11.34%) Play Framework
12 42 (10.58%) RESTful
13 41 (10.33%) CSS3
13 41 (10.33%) Servlets
14 32 (8.06%) Spring
15 31 (7.81%) SOAP
16 29 (7.30%) Gherkin
17 23 (5.79%) AngularJS
18 22 (5.54%) Sass
19 21 (5.29%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 30 (7.56%) Analytical Skills
2 16 (4.03%) User Experience
3 15 (3.78%) Security Operations Centre
4 12 (3.02%) Virtual Team
5 11 (2.77%) Clustering
6 8 (2.02%) Data Centre
6 8 (2.02%) Management Information System
7 7 (1.76%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 7 (1.76%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.26%) Cyber Defence
9 4 (1.01%) DataPower
9 4 (1.01%) Replication
9 4 (1.01%) Self-Motivation
10 3 (0.76%) Device Driver
10 3 (0.76%) Greenfield Project
10 3 (0.76%) Linux Command Line
10 3 (0.76%) Video Conferencing
11 2 (0.50%) Cyber Kill Chain
11 2 (0.50%) Cyberthreat
11 2 (0.50%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 199 (50.13%) Linux
2 89 (22.42%) Windows
3 58 (14.61%) Unix
4 29 (7.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (6.55%) Windows Server
6 20 (5.04%) CentOS
7 15 (3.78%) Mac OS X
8 12 (3.02%) Ubuntu
9 11 (2.77%) Windows Server 2012
10 5 (1.26%) Check Point GAiA
11 2 (0.50%) Android
11 2 (0.50%) Apple iOS
11 2 (0.50%) HPUX
11 2 (0.50%) Solaris
12 1 (0.25%) AIX
12 1 (0.25%) VMS
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 10
12 1 (0.25%) Windows 7
12 1 (0.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 1 (0.25%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 145 (36.52%) Continuous Integration
2 136 (34.26%) Agile Software Development
3 123 (30.98%) Configuration Management
4 120 (30.23%) DevOps
5 106 (26.70%) Test Automation
6 99 (24.94%) Open Source
7 67 (16.88%) Microservices
8 51 (12.85%) Web Development
9 47 (11.84%) Scrum
10 46 (11.59%) Analytics
11 42 (10.58%) Problem-Solving
12 36 (9.07%) SIEM
13 34 (8.56%) Mentoring
14 33 (8.31%) Continuous Deployment
15 30 (7.56%) Deployment Automation
16 29 (7.30%) Lean Software Development
16 29 (7.30%) MVC
17 27 (6.80%) TDD
18 24 (6.05%) Front End Development
18 24 (6.05%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 130 (32.75%) Java
2 113 (28.46%) Python
3 95 (23.93%) JavaScript
4 81 (20.40%) SQL
5 59 (14.86%) Ruby
6 54 (13.60%) Scala
7 46 (11.59%) Bash Shell
8 35 (8.82%) PowerShell
9 31 (7.81%) C#
9 31 (7.81%) Perl
10 29 (7.30%) PHP
11 12 (3.02%) C
11 12 (3.02%) Groovy
12 11 (2.77%) Haskell
13 9 (2.27%) Shell Script
14 8 (2.02%) VB
15 6 (1.51%) C++
15 6 (1.51%) PL/SQL
15 6 (1.51%) VB.NET
16 5 (1.26%) Java 8
Qualifications
1 53 (13.35%) Security Cleared
2 42 (10.58%) SC Cleared
3 27 (6.80%) BPSS Clearance
4 18 (4.53%) Cisco Certification
5 15 (3.78%) CCNP
6 12 (3.02%) CCNA
7 11 (2.77%) Degree
8 9 (2.27%) CCIE
8 9 (2.27%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (2.27%) TOGAF Certification
9 8 (2.02%) CISSP
9 8 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
10 7 (1.76%) OSCP
11 6 (1.51%) CompTIA Security+
11 6 (1.51%) MCSA
12 5 (1.26%) CCIP
12 5 (1.26%) GCIA
12 5 (1.26%) GIAC
12 5 (1.26%) Network+ Certification
12 5 (1.26%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 18 (4.53%) WCAG
2 12 (3.02%) QA
3 8 (2.02%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (1.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.51%) NIST
5 3 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials
5 3 (0.76%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
6 2 (0.50%) Data Quality
System Software
1 60 (15.11%) Docker
2 42 (10.58%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (7.81%) Xen
4 21 (5.29%) Virtual Machines
5 16 (4.03%) Active Directory
6 6 (1.51%) VirtualBox
7 3 (0.76%) PowerDNS
7 3 (0.76%) vSphere
8 2 (0.50%) Samba
8 2 (0.50%) Snort
8 2 (0.50%) Virtual Desktop
9 1 (0.25%) Apache Flume
9 1 (0.25%) HDFS
9 1 (0.25%) Postfix
9 1 (0.25%) Sendmail
9 1 (0.25%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 110 (27.71%) Puppet
2 58 (14.61%) Opscode Chef
3 43 (10.83%) Ansible
3 43 (10.83%) Terraform
4 38 (9.57%) Grafana
5 34 (8.56%) Kibana
6 29 (7.30%) Kubernetes
7 17 (4.28%) Salt
8 16 (4.03%) Rancher
9 11 (2.77%) Prometheus
10 8 (2.02%) Nessus
10 8 (2.02%) Packer
11 7 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
12 5 (1.26%) Consul
12 5 (1.26%) FortiGate
12 5 (1.26%) logstash
13 4 (1.01%) HP ALM
14 3 (0.76%) Nagios
14 3 (0.76%) NetBackup
14 3 (0.76%) OpenVAS
Vendors
1 97 (24.43%) Google
2 68 (17.13%) Microsoft
3 44 (11.08%) VMware
4 24 (6.05%) Oracle
5 20 (5.04%) Red Hat
6 18 (4.53%) IBM
7 17 (4.28%) Cisco
7 17 (4.28%) Splunk
8 15 (3.78%) F5
9 11 (2.77%) Adobe
10 10 (2.52%) Juniper
10 10 (2.52%) webMethods
10 10 (2.52%) Zend
11 9 (2.27%) CheckPoint
12 8 (2.02%) Black Duck
13 7 (1.76%) Blue Coat
13 7 (1.76%) McAfee
14 6 (1.51%) Qualys
15 5 (1.26%) Huawei
15 5 (1.26%) Workday