Period
to 12 November 2018

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 12 November 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)
UK > UK excluding London
6 months to
12 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 234 234 199
Rank change year-on-year 0 -35 +10
Contract jobs citing HTTP 594 548 783
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 1.08% 1.03% 1.34%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.38% 6.64% 8.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 320 347 495
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £488 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.69% +14.71% +3.66%
10th Percentile £324 £348 £308
90th Percentile £608 £613 £550
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £33.00 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.85% +120.00% -55.41%
UK median hourly rate £30.46 £33.00 £21.45
% change year-on-year -7.69% +53.88% -39.71%

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 8,050 8,251 9,702
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK excluding London 14.66% 15.58% 16.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 4,402 4,721 5,662
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +3.59%
10th Percentile £200 £170 £210
90th Percentile £550 £538 £530
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +6.25% - +3.90%
Number of hourly rates quoted 484 573 658
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £19.38 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.54% -22.48% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.00 £11.72
90th Percentile £47.00 £46.21 £46.15
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £19.56 £22.92
% change year-on-year -2.88% -14.64% +11.79%

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 2018.

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 12 November 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
South East -13 189 £450 -6.57% 39
North of England +8 139 £475 -8.43% 25
East of England +12 84 £525 +3.45% 40
North West +9 67 £450 -15.89% 18
Midlands -17 63 £488 -2.50% 7
South West -9 57 £410 +2.50% 25
Yorkshire -14 57 £478 -10.75% 6
West Midlands -45 41 £425 -13.99% 6
Wales -1 33 £400 -5.88% 6
Scotland -15 28 £438 +7.76% 9
East Midlands +27 20 £500 - 1
North East -2 20 £483 -9.81% 1
Northern Ireland +22 1 £375 -16.67% 1
HTTP
UK

For the 6 months to 12 November 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 UK excluding London region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 330 (55.56%) Linux
2 282 (47.47%) Java
3 275 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
4 234 (39.39%) Jenkins
5 232 (39.06%) DevOps
6 219 (36.87%) TCP/IP
7 198 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
8 193 (32.49%) Test Automation
9 183 (30.81%) SSL
9 183 (30.81%) JavaScript
10 180 (30.30%) Git (software)
11 179 (30.13%) Open Source
12 177 (29.80%) Configuration Management
12 177 (29.80%) JSON
13 172 (28.96%) Python
14 167 (28.11%) Docker
15 160 (26.94%) Amazon AWS
16 158 (26.60%) Microservices
17 157 (26.43%) Puppet
18 150 (25.25%) Scrum
19 146 (24.58%) REST
20 141 (23.74%) HTML
21 136 (22.90%) MongoDB
22 128 (21.55%) C#
22 128 (21.55%) CSS
23 126 (21.21%) Problem-Solving
24 124 (20.88%) SQL
25 118 (19.87%) Google
26 117 (19.70%) Spring
27 116 (19.53%) DNS

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 (17.51%) Apache
2 89 (14.98%) Tomcat
3 82 (13.80%) nginx
4 67 (11.28%) JBoss
5 60 (10.10%) Confluence
6 49 (8.25%) WebSphere
7 38 (6.40%) IIS
7 38 (6.40%) WebLogic
8 33 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (4.21%) Jetty
9 25 (4.21%) Mongrel
10 19 (3.20%) OpenStack
11 17 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
12 15 (2.53%) Apache Solr
13 12 (2.02%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 10 (1.68%) Oracle SOA Suite
15 9 (1.52%) Apache Spark
15 9 (1.52%) CMS
15 9 (1.52%) IBM HTTP Server
16 8 (1.35%) Drupal
Applications
1 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.51%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.34%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.17%) HipChat
4 1 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 7 (1.18%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.34%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.34%) Workday HCM
3 1 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
3 1 (0.17%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 160 (26.94%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (11.45%) Amazon EC2
3 55 (9.26%) Microsoft Azure
4 47 (7.91%) Google Analytics
5 46 (7.74%) GitHub
6 36 (6.06%) Route 53
7 35 (5.89%) Amazon S3
8 33 (5.56%) Google Cloud Platform
9 31 (5.22%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 30 (5.05%) Amazon ELB
11 25 (4.21%) Google App Engine
12 22 (3.70%) Cloud Computing
13 14 (2.36%) AWS CloudFormation
13 14 (2.36%) OpenShift
14 13 (2.19%) npm
14 13 (2.19%) NuGet
15 12 (2.02%) Amazon SQS
16 11 (1.85%) PaaS
17 9 (1.52%) Slack
18 8 (1.35%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 219 (36.87%) TCP/IP
2 183 (30.81%) SSL
3 116 (19.53%) DNS
4 63 (10.61%) FTP
5 60 (10.10%) Firewall
6 58 (9.76%) DHCP
7 41 (6.90%) HTTPS
7 41 (6.90%) Internet
8 38 (6.40%) IPsec
9 36 (6.06%) VPN
10 25 (4.21%) VoIP
11 22 (3.70%) SMTP
11 22 (3.70%) WAN
12 20 (3.37%) MPLS
12 20 (3.37%) SNMP
13 17 (2.86%) Wireless
14 14 (2.36%) LAN
15 13 (2.19%) SAN
16 12 (2.02%) Network Security
17 11 (1.85%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 136 (22.90%) MongoDB
2 83 (13.97%) NoSQL
3 62 (10.44%) Relational Database
4 57 (9.60%) Apache Cassandra
5 52 (8.75%) MySQL
5 52 (8.75%) SQL Server
6 35 (5.89%) PostgreSQL
7 30 (5.05%) Redis
8 22 (3.70%) Big Data
9 18 (3.03%) Neo4j
10 14 (2.36%) Oracle Database
11 13 (2.19%) DB2
11 13 (2.19%) RDBMS
12 10 (1.68%) Hadoop
13 6 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
14 3 (0.51%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 3 (0.51%) Amazon RDS
14 3 (0.51%) Amazon Redshift
14 3 (0.51%) Apache Hive
14 3 (0.51%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 234 (39.39%) Jenkins
2 180 (30.30%) Git (software)
3 98 (16.50%) JUnit
4 97 (16.33%) Selenium
5 83 (13.97%) JIRA
6 75 (12.63%) Subversion
7 55 (9.26%) Cucumber
8 54 (9.09%) Ant
8 54 (9.09%) IntelliJ
9 50 (8.42%) SonarQube
10 48 (8.08%) Gatling
11 41 (6.90%) gulp
12 37 (6.23%) Grunt
12 37 (6.23%) Karma Test Runner
13 36 (6.06%) Sublime Text
14 35 (5.89%) GitLab
15 34 (5.72%) Bitbucket
16 29 (4.88%) Maven
16 29 (4.88%) SoapUI
17 27 (4.55%) Hudson
General
1 41 (6.90%) Finance
2 19 (3.20%) Banking
3 18 (3.03%) Telecoms
4 3 (0.51%) Manufacturing
4 3 (0.51%) Publishing
4 3 (0.51%) Retail
5 2 (0.34%) Aerospace
5 2 (0.34%) Billing
5 2 (0.34%) Law
6 1 (0.17%) Back Office
6 1 (0.17%) Electronics
6 1 (0.17%) Games
6 1 (0.17%) Legal
6 1 (0.17%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 246 (41.41%) Developer
2 90 (15.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 87 (14.65%) Java Developer
4 55 (9.26%) Scala Developer
5 37 (6.23%) Architect
6 31 (5.22%) Agile Developer
7 30 (5.05%) Software Engineer
8 25 (4.21%) .NET Developer
9 24 (4.04%) Analyst
10 20 (3.37%) AWS DevOps
11 19 (3.20%) Consultant
12 18 (3.03%) Tester
13 16 (2.69%) AWS Engineer
14 15 (2.53%) Administrator
14 15 (2.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 15 (2.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 14 (2.36%) Lead Developer
16 13 (2.19%) Infrastructure Architect
17 12 (2.02%) Linux Systems Administrator
17 12 (2.02%) Systems Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (29.80%) JSON
2 146 (24.58%) REST
3 141 (23.74%) HTML
4 128 (21.55%) CSS
5 117 (19.70%) Spring
6 107 (18.01%) XML
7 102 (17.17%) .NET
8 94 (15.82%) Node.js
9 86 (14.48%) SOAP
10 79 (13.30%) J2EE
11 77 (12.96%) HTML5
12 75 (12.63%) RESTful
12 75 (12.63%) Servlets
13 71 (11.95%) Play Framework
14 69 (11.62%) AngularJS
15 65 (10.94%) Web Services
16 64 (10.77%) Middleware
17 55 (9.26%) jQuery
18 47 (7.91%) Gherkin
18 47 (7.91%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 60 (10.10%) Self-Motivation
2 49 (8.25%) Analytical Skills
3 27 (4.55%) Computer Science
4 19 (3.20%) Mobile App
5 17 (2.86%) PKI
6 15 (2.53%) User Experience
7 13 (2.19%) Cyberthreat
8 11 (1.85%) Clustering
8 11 (1.85%) Data Centre
8 11 (1.85%) Enterprise Software
9 10 (1.68%) Fintech
9 10 (1.68%) Public Cloud
9 10 (1.68%) SCADA
10 8 (1.35%) DataPower
10 8 (1.35%) Greenfield Project
10 8 (1.35%) Wiki
11 7 (1.18%) Management Information System
11 7 (1.18%) Media Streaming
12 6 (1.01%) Mobile Banking
12 6 (1.01%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 330 (55.56%) Linux
2 115 (19.36%) Windows
3 104 (17.51%) Unix
4 73 (12.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 61 (10.27%) Ubuntu
6 43 (7.24%) CentOS
7 20 (3.37%) Windows Server
8 12 (2.02%) Android
8 12 (2.02%) Apple iOS
8 12 (2.02%) Mac OS X
9 10 (1.68%) Kali Linux
9 10 (1.68%) Solaris
10 8 (1.35%) AIX
11 7 (1.18%) Embedded Linux
12 6 (1.01%) Windows Server 2012
13 4 (0.67%) Check Point GAiA
14 3 (0.51%) HPUX
15 2 (0.34%) Oracle Linux
15 2 (0.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 2 (0.34%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 275 (46.30%) Agile Software Development
2 232 (39.06%) DevOps
3 198 (33.33%) Continuous Integration
4 193 (32.49%) Test Automation
5 179 (30.13%) Open Source
6 177 (29.80%) Configuration Management
7 158 (26.60%) Microservices
8 150 (25.25%) Scrum
9 126 (21.21%) Problem-Solving
10 89 (14.98%) TDD
11 79 (13.30%) MVC
12 74 (12.46%) Software Engineering
13 65 (10.94%) Kanban
14 64 (10.77%) OO
15 54 (9.09%) BDD
16 51 (8.59%) Analytics
17 50 (8.42%) Responsive Web Design
17 50 (8.42%) Web Design
18 47 (7.91%) Web Development
19 43 (7.24%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 282 (47.47%) Java
2 183 (30.81%) JavaScript
3 172 (28.96%) Python
4 128 (21.55%) C#
5 124 (20.88%) SQL
6 115 (19.36%) Ruby
7 92 (15.49%) Perl
8 81 (13.64%) Scala
9 64 (10.77%) Groovy
10 56 (9.43%) Bash Shell
11 48 (8.08%) Haskell
12 35 (5.89%) C
13 28 (4.71%) C++
14 22 (3.70%) PowerShell
15 20 (3.37%) Java 8
16 15 (2.53%) Shell Script
17 13 (2.19%) PL/SQL
18 12 (2.02%) PHP
19 10 (1.68%) Lua
20 8 (1.35%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 58 (9.76%) Security Cleared
2 44 (7.41%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 28 (4.71%) Degree
5 12 (2.02%) Cisco Certification
5 12 (2.02%) DV Cleared
6 10 (1.68%) OSCE
7 8 (1.35%) CCNA
8 7 (1.18%) CISSP
8 7 (1.18%) Computer Science Degree
8 7 (1.18%) SANS
9 6 (1.01%) CCNP
10 5 (0.84%) CEH
10 5 (0.84%) CREST Certified
11 4 (0.67%) CCSE
11 4 (0.67%) GPEN
11 4 (0.67%) ISEB
11 4 (0.67%) Microsoft Certification
11 4 (0.67%) OSCP
11 4 (0.67%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (2.02%) QA
2 4 (0.67%) PCI DSS
3 3 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.51%) SLA
4 2 (0.34%) Data Quality
4 2 (0.34%) PMO
5 1 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
5 1 (0.17%) GDPR
5 1 (0.17%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 167 (28.11%) Docker
2 37 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 31 (5.22%) Xen
4 25 (4.21%) Active Directory
5 9 (1.52%) KVM
6 7 (1.18%) Virtual Machines
6 7 (1.18%) Virtual Servers
7 6 (1.01%) Microsoft Virtual Server
7 6 (1.01%) Postfix
8 5 (0.84%) Hyper-V
9 4 (0.67%) VirtualBox
10 3 (0.51%) HDFS
11 2 (0.34%) Firmware
11 2 (0.34%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.34%) vSphere
12 1 (0.17%) Apache Flume
12 1 (0.17%) Snort
12 1 (0.17%) Terminal Services
12 1 (0.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 157 (26.43%) Puppet
2 107 (18.01%) Ansible
3 95 (15.99%) Kubernetes
4 85 (14.31%) Grafana
5 61 (10.27%) Terraform
6 57 (9.60%) Kibana
7 49 (8.25%) Opscode Chef
8 34 (5.72%) Prometheus
9 31 (5.22%) Packer
10 26 (4.38%) Rancher
11 15 (2.53%) Nessus
11 15 (2.53%) Nmap
12 12 (2.02%) Salt
13 11 (1.85%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (1.52%) logstash
15 8 (1.35%) QRadar
15 8 (1.35%) SCCM
16 7 (1.18%) HP Operations Orchestration
17 6 (1.01%) Rundeck
18 5 (0.84%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 118 (19.87%) Google
2 85 (14.31%) Microsoft
3 66 (11.11%) Oracle
4 38 (6.40%) VMware
5 29 (4.88%) Black Duck
5 29 (4.88%) Red Hat
6 27 (4.55%) Adobe
7 25 (4.21%) IBM
8 24 (4.04%) Cisco
9 22 (3.70%) Splunk
10 19 (3.20%) webMethods
11 18 (3.03%) HP
12 16 (2.69%) AppDynamics
12 16 (2.69%) Atlassian
13 15 (2.53%) CheckPoint
14 12 (2.02%) Rackspace
15 9 (1.52%) CA
16 7 (1.18%) Dynatrace
16 7 (1.18%) Kony
17 6 (1.01%) MuleSoft