Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 November 2017 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 236 187 215
Rank change year-on-year -49 +28 -19
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1151 1500 1327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.12% 1.42% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.14% 9.17% 8.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 773 1003 958
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £351 £313 £306
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +11.76% +3.66% +9.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 25 13
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £21.45 £33.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +53.88% -36.25% -22.22%
10th Percentile £15.00 £15.00 £12.25
90th Percentile £45.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £15.00 £33.64
% change year-on-year +113.33% -55.41% -20.85%

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 with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 14146 16349 15656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.71% 15.51% 13.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 8603 9874 9060
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +3.23% +3.33%
10th Percentile £181 £214 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year - +3.45% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 746 834 1012
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £23.88 £20.71
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.42% +15.31% +3.53%
10th Percentile £11.15 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.82 £48.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.04 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -27.84% +19.23% +4.84%

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing HTTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTP over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTP over the 6 months to 22 November 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Top 16 Contract Locations

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 over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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
England -49 1063 £500 +11.11% 149
UK excluding London -23 570 £475 +11.76% 88
London -66 554 £513 +7.89% 74
South East +42 191 £475 +27.52% 25
North of England -52 110 £513 +19.88% 20
Midlands -26 82 £482 +7.03% 10
East of England +5 78 £518 +6.15% 13
West Midlands +14 71 £475 +2.70% 8
Yorkshire -40 61 £535 +16.30% 8
South West +21 47 £425 +12.58% 6
North West -38 40 £535 +25.51% 12
Scotland -28 38 £400 +17.65% 13
North East +23 21 £535 +61.88%
Northern Ireland -31 15 £450 -
Wales +5 12 £425 -11.46% 1
East Midlands -53 11 £500 +12.36% 2

For the 6 months to 22 November 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HTTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for HTTP.

1 631 (54.82%) Agile Software Development
2 567 (49.26%) Linux
3 536 (46.57%) Java
4 421 (36.58%) Git (software)
5 362 (31.45%) TCP/IP
6 352 (30.58%) DevOps
7 338 (29.37%) Configuration Management
7 338 (29.37%) Continuous Integration
8 324 (28.15%) Python
9 318 (27.63%) Jenkins
10 305 (26.50%) SSL
11 304 (26.41%) Test Automation
12 286 (24.85%) Amazon AWS
13 278 (24.15%) REST
14 276 (23.98%) HTML
15 267 (23.20%) Scrum
16 244 (21.20%) JavaScript
17 242 (21.03%) TDD
17 242 (21.03%) Puppet
18 235 (20.42%) Unix
19 230 (19.98%) Docker
20 214 (18.59%) Web Services
21 205 (17.81%) JSON
22 201 (17.46%) SQL
23 198 (17.20%) CSS
24 195 (16.94%) Open Source
25 193 (16.77%) Ruby
26 186 (16.16%) XML
26 186 (16.16%) Relational Database
27 182 (15.81%) Spring

HTTP
Co-occurring IT Skills 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
1 172 (14.94%) Apache
2 116 (10.08%) Confluence
3 112 (9.73%) Tomcat
4 93 (8.08%) nginx
5 83 (7.21%) WebSphere
6 73 (6.34%) JBoss
7 64 (5.56%) WebLogic
8 54 (4.69%) Elasticsearch
9 52 (4.52%) IIS
10 27 (2.35%) Apache Spark
11 23 (2.00%) Jetty
11 23 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 20 (1.74%) CMS
12 20 (1.74%) Mongrel
13 17 (1.48%) OpenStack
14 12 (1.04%) Mule
15 11 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
16 7 (0.61%) IBM HTTP Server
16 7 (0.61%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 6 (0.52%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 7 (0.61%) MS Visio
2 6 (0.52%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.43%) Microsoft Excel
4 4 (0.35%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 11 (0.96%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.17%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.17%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.087%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.087%) Magento
3 1 (0.087%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.087%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.087%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 286 (24.85%) Amazon AWS
2 99 (8.60%) Amazon EC2
3 69 (5.99%) Amazon S3
4 64 (5.56%) Microsoft Azure
5 55 (4.78%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 46 (4.00%) GitHub
7 42 (3.65%) AWS CloudFormation
8 40 (3.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 34 (2.95%) PaaS
10 29 (2.52%) Amazon ELB
10 29 (2.52%) Route 53
11 28 (2.43%) Slack
12 26 (2.26%) Google Cloud Platform
13 24 (2.09%) IaaS
14 22 (1.91%) Cloud Computing
15 21 (1.82%) Google App Engine
16 19 (1.65%) Amazon SQS
17 16 (1.39%) SaaS
18 15 (1.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
19 12 (1.04%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 362 (31.45%) TCP/IP
2 305 (26.50%) SSL
3 159 (13.81%) DNS
4 120 (10.43%) Firewall
5 81 (7.04%) FTP
6 75 (6.52%) HTTPS
7 69 (5.99%) Internet
8 67 (5.82%) SMTP
9 64 (5.56%) IPsec
10 63 (5.47%) Network Security
11 58 (5.04%) LDAP
12 47 (4.08%) VPN
13 45 (3.91%) DHCP
13 45 (3.91%) SSH
14 34 (2.95%) LAN
15 32 (2.78%) WAN
16 30 (2.61%) VoIP
17 23 (2.00%) OpenVPN
18 22 (1.91%) Ethernet
19 18 (1.56%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 186 (16.16%) Relational Database
2 163 (14.16%) MongoDB
3 131 (11.38%) MySQL
4 109 (9.47%) PostgreSQL
5 96 (8.34%) NoSQL
6 78 (6.78%) SQL Server
7 59 (5.13%) Amazon RDS
8 57 (4.95%) Apache Cassandra
9 27 (2.35%) Big Data
10 23 (2.00%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.74%) Hadoop
11 20 (1.74%) RDBMS
12 16 (1.39%) HBase
13 15 (1.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 15 (1.30%) Redis
14 13 (1.13%) Neo4j
15 8 (0.70%) MariaDB
16 7 (0.61%) DB2
16 7 (0.61%) SQLite
17 6 (0.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 421 (36.58%) Git (software)
2 318 (27.63%) Jenkins
3 176 (15.29%) Subversion
4 160 (13.90%) JIRA
5 129 (11.21%) JUnit
6 78 (6.78%) Maven
7 70 (6.08%) Selenium
8 57 (4.95%) SonarQube
9 51 (4.43%) Cucumber
10 47 (4.08%) Gradle
11 41 (3.56%) Bitbucket
12 38 (3.30%) Ant
13 33 (2.87%) Sonatype Nexus
14 31 (2.69%) Artifactory
15 30 (2.61%) Eclipse
15 30 (2.61%) gulp
16 27 (2.35%) IntelliJ
16 27 (2.35%) Jasmine
17 26 (2.26%) Grunt
17 26 (2.26%) Mockito
General
1 94 (8.17%) Finance
2 47 (4.08%) Banking
3 29 (2.52%) Retail
4 28 (2.43%) Marketing
5 21 (1.82%) Law
6 19 (1.65%) Telecoms
7 18 (1.56%) Manufacturing
8 14 (1.22%) Advertising
8 14 (1.22%) Legal
9 12 (1.04%) Electronics
10 10 (0.87%) Publishing
11 7 (0.61%) Automotive
12 6 (0.52%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.43%) Financial Institution
13 5 (0.43%) Front Office
14 4 (0.35%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.35%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.26%) Games
15 3 (0.26%) Retail Finance
16 2 (0.17%) Digital Economy
Job Titles
1 465 (40.40%) Developer
2 196 (17.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 176 (15.29%) Java Developer
4 111 (9.64%) Scala Developer
5 74 (6.43%) Architect
6 62 (5.39%) Linux Engineer
7 56 (4.87%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 55 (4.78%) Consultant
9 51 (4.43%) Senior DevOps
10 50 (4.34%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 46 (4.00%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 45 (3.91%) Analyst
12 45 (3.91%) JavaScript Developer
13 43 (3.74%) AWS Engineer
13 43 (3.74%) Java Scala Developer
14 40 (3.48%) Senior Developer
15 38 (3.30%) AWS DevOps
16 36 (3.13%) Agile Developer
17 35 (3.04%) AWS DevOps Engineer
18 33 (2.87%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 278 (24.15%) REST
2 276 (23.98%) HTML
3 214 (18.59%) Web Services
4 205 (17.81%) JSON
5 198 (17.20%) CSS
6 186 (16.16%) XML
7 182 (15.81%) Spring
8 172 (14.94%) RESTful
9 141 (12.25%) SOAP
10 132 (11.47%) Node.js
11 127 (11.03%) HTML5
12 102 (8.86%) .NET
13 97 (8.43%) Play Framework
14 90 (7.82%) J2EE
15 89 (7.73%) Elastic Stack
16 85 (7.38%) AngularJS
17 82 (7.12%) CSS3
18 77 (6.69%) Ajax
19 76 (6.60%) Middleware
20 75 (6.52%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 60 (5.21%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.52%) Computer Science
2 52 (4.52%) User Experience
3 39 (3.39%) Public Cloud
4 36 (3.13%) Enterprise Software
5 31 (2.69%) Clustering
6 24 (2.09%) Data Centre
7 23 (2.00%) Linux Command Line
7 23 (2.00%) Mobile App
7 23 (2.00%) PKI
8 22 (1.91%) Client/Server
9 15 (1.30%) DataPower
9 15 (1.30%) Management Information System
10 14 (1.22%) Fintech
11 13 (1.13%) Algorithms
12 8 (0.70%) Greenfield Project
12 8 (0.70%) Mainframe
12 8 (0.70%) Virtual Team
13 7 (0.61%) Data Structures
13 7 (0.61%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 567 (49.26%) Linux
2 235 (20.42%) Unix
3 117 (10.17%) Windows
4 107 (9.30%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 77 (6.69%) Mac OS X
6 51 (4.43%) Android
7 44 (3.82%) CentOS
7 44 (3.82%) Windows Server
8 42 (3.65%) Ubuntu
9 31 (2.69%) Apple iOS
10 22 (1.91%) Windows 10
11 21 (1.82%) Windows 7
12 20 (1.74%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (1.56%) Windows Server 2008
14 17 (1.48%) Solaris
15 11 (0.96%) CoreOS
16 10 (0.87%) AIX
16 10 (0.87%) Debian
17 8 (0.70%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.61%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 631 (54.82%) Agile Software Development
2 352 (30.58%) DevOps
3 338 (29.37%) Configuration Management
3 338 (29.37%) Continuous Integration
4 304 (26.41%) Test Automation
5 267 (23.20%) Scrum
6 242 (21.03%) TDD
7 195 (16.94%) Open Source
8 170 (14.77%) Microservices
9 140 (12.16%) Software Engineering
10 134 (11.64%) Continuous Delivery
11 125 (10.86%) Load Balancing
12 117 (10.17%) Responsive Web Design
13 114 (9.90%) Mentoring
14 105 (9.12%) Web Development
15 103 (8.95%) Web Design
16 99 (8.60%) Kanban
17 98 (8.51%) BDD
18 93 (8.08%) Coaching
19 82 (7.12%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 536 (46.57%) Java
2 324 (28.15%) Python
3 244 (21.20%) JavaScript
4 201 (17.46%) SQL
5 193 (16.77%) Ruby
6 168 (14.60%) Scala
7 167 (14.51%) Bash Shell
8 111 (9.64%) C#
9 102 (8.86%) Perl
10 78 (6.78%) Groovy
11 67 (5.82%) Go
12 65 (5.65%) Shell Script
13 54 (4.69%) PHP
14 35 (3.04%) C
14 35 (3.04%) C++
15 28 (2.43%) ES6
16 23 (2.00%) C-shell
16 23 (2.00%) Korn
17 22 (1.91%) PowerShell
18 21 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 114 (9.90%) Security Cleared
2 74 (6.43%) SC Cleared
3 56 (4.87%) Degree
4 39 (3.39%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (2.09%) BPSS Clearance
6 16 (1.39%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.13%) CCNA
7 13 (1.13%) CCNP
7 13 (1.13%) CISSP
8 11 (0.96%) CEH
9 8 (0.70%) CCIE
10 7 (0.61%) AWS Certification
10 7 (0.61%) MySQL Certification
11 6 (0.52%) CCDA
11 6 (0.52%) CCSA
11 6 (0.52%) CCSE
11 6 (0.52%) JNCIA
11 6 (0.52%) JNCIP
11 6 (0.52%) JNCIS
12 4 (0.35%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 76 (6.60%) QA
2 10 (0.87%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.78%) RosettaNet
4 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.52%) SLA
5 5 (0.43%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.35%) PA-DSS
6 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
7 3 (0.26%) GCP
8 2 (0.17%) HL7
8 2 (0.17%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.17%) WAI
8 2 (0.17%) WCAG
9 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 230 (19.98%) Docker
2 70 (6.08%) VMware Infrastructure
3 62 (5.39%) Active Directory
4 38 (3.30%) vCloud
4 38 (3.30%) Xen
5 28 (2.43%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (1.48%) Squid
7 16 (1.39%) Postfix
8 12 (1.04%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.96%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (0.87%) Microsoft App-V
11 7 (0.61%) Hyper-V
11 7 (0.61%) NFS
11 7 (0.61%) Openswan
11 7 (0.61%) pfSense
11 7 (0.61%) Varnish
12 6 (0.52%) KVM
12 6 (0.52%) Samba
12 6 (0.52%) VirtualBox
13 5 (0.43%) iptables
Systems Management
1 242 (21.03%) Puppet
2 175 (15.20%) Ansible
3 117 (10.17%) Opscode Chef
4 93 (8.08%) Terraform
5 91 (7.91%) Kubernetes
6 86 (7.47%) Kibana
7 66 (5.73%) logstash
8 61 (5.30%) Grafana
9 26 (2.26%) Nagios
9 26 (2.26%) Rancher
10 25 (2.17%) Docker Swarm
10 25 (2.17%) Salt
11 23 (2.00%) HAProxy
11 23 (2.00%) ZABBIX
12 20 (1.74%) Graphite
12 20 (1.74%) Prometheus
13 16 (1.39%) Rsyslog
13 16 (1.39%) Sysdig
14 15 (1.30%) SCCM
15 13 (1.13%) Nessus
Vendors
1 116 (10.08%) VMware
2 102 (8.86%) Google
3 86 (7.47%) Microsoft
4 82 (7.12%) Oracle
5 49 (4.26%) IBM
6 43 (3.74%) Cisco
7 42 (3.65%) webMethods
8 36 (3.13%) SaltStack
9 35 (3.04%) Red Hat
10 31 (2.69%) Juniper
11 30 (2.61%) HP
11 30 (2.61%) Splunk
11 30 (2.61%) WSO2
12 25 (2.17%) F5
13 23 (2.00%) Apigee
13 23 (2.00%) CheckPoint
14 17 (1.48%) Citrix
14 17 (1.48%) Dell
14 17 (1.48%) Palo Alto
15 16 (1.39%) Sonatype