Period
to 23 February 2019

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 23 February 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
6 months to
23 Feb 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 250 251 183
Rank change year-on-year +1 -68 -7
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,089 1,047 1,446
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.11% 1.03% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.70% 7.85% 10.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 693 757 1,006
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +3.45%
10th Percentile £351 £360 £325
90th Percentile £629 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £478 £475 £440
% change year-on-year +0.53% +7.95% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 16 16
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £45.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.06% -27.47% +17.42%
10th Percentile £15.37 £16.48 £29.50
90th Percentile £77.70 £39.28 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £49.25
% change year-on-year +6.06% -32.99% +27.10%

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 12,513 13,337 14,309
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.74% 13.15% 14.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,579 8,237 8,738
UK median daily rate £425 £405 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £185 £213
90th Percentile £610 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 571 697 764
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £19.64 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.79% -8.65% -4.44%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.03 £11.37
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.41 £20.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year -12.95% -6.98% -0.58%

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 2019.

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 23 February 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
England +14 1,022 £500 - 287
London +16 542 £533 +3.40% 112
UK excluding London -16 525 £478 +0.53% 187
North of England +38 174 £500 - 47
South East -32 150 £450 -5.26% 44
Yorkshire +31 92 £518 +3.59% 11
South West +1 65 £525 +17.32% 28
North West +7 61 £512 +2.40% 34
Midlands -14 45 £500 - 30
East of England +1 41 £360 -24.21% 26
West Midlands -41 28 £500 - 24
Wales +6 27 £425 +9.68% 6
North East +6 26 £465 -21.39% 2
Scotland -17 22 £409 -0.91% 4
East Midlands +19 14 £500 - 6
Northern Ireland +4 1 £375 -16.67% 2

For the 6 months to 23 February 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 with a requirement for HTTP.

1 587 (53.90%) Linux
2 582 (53.44%) Java
3 511 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
4 424 (38.93%) Git (software)
5 417 (38.29%) Jenkins
6 379 (34.80%) Continuous Integration
7 358 (32.87%) Test Automation
8 353 (32.42%) TCP/IP
9 348 (31.96%) JavaScript
10 341 (31.31%) DevOps
11 335 (30.76%) Configuration Management
12 319 (29.29%) REST
13 312 (28.65%) Python
14 302 (27.73%) SSL
15 300 (27.55%) Open Source
16 298 (27.36%) HTML
17 279 (25.62%) Amazon AWS
18 256 (23.51%) DNS
19 255 (23.42%) Puppet
19 255 (23.42%) Microservices
20 245 (22.50%) TDD
21 235 (21.58%) MongoDB
22 234 (21.49%) JSON
23 233 (21.40%) Unix
24 231 (21.21%) Spring
25 220 (20.20%) Docker
26 216 (19.83%) Relational Database
27 213 (19.56%) Ruby
27 213 (19.56%) CSS
28 202 (18.55%) Scrum

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
1 182 (16.71%) Apache
2 115 (10.56%) Confluence
3 112 (10.28%) Tomcat
4 104 (9.55%) nginx
5 84 (7.71%) WebSphere
6 69 (6.34%) IIS
7 63 (5.79%) Elasticsearch
8 57 (5.23%) WebLogic
9 56 (5.14%) JBoss
10 54 (4.96%) Jetty
11 48 (4.41%) Mongrel
12 34 (3.12%) Apache Spark
13 19 (1.74%) OpenStack
14 18 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
15 16 (1.47%) Drupal
16 15 (1.38%) Apache Qpid
17 14 (1.29%) Commerce Server
18 11 (1.01%) CMS
19 10 (0.92%) IBM HTTP Server
19 10 (0.92%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Excel
1 5 (0.46%) Microsoft Office
2 4 (0.37%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Project
4 1 (0.092%) HipChat
4 1 (0.092%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.092%) OmniGraffle
4 1 (0.092%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 9 (0.83%) SAP ERP
1 9 (0.83%) SAP Hybris
2 8 (0.73%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.28%) Magento
3 3 (0.28%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.18%) Workday HCM
5 1 (0.092%) LongView
Cloud Services
1 279 (25.62%) Amazon AWS
2 113 (10.38%) Microsoft Azure
3 87 (7.99%) Amazon EC2
4 66 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
5 61 (5.60%) GitHub
6 49 (4.50%) Amazon S3
7 43 (3.95%) Google App Engine
8 38 (3.49%) Google Analytics
9 36 (3.31%) Cloud Computing
9 36 (3.31%) Route 53
10 35 (3.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 34 (3.12%) Amazon ELB
12 30 (2.75%) Amazon SQS
13 29 (2.66%) AWS CloudFormation
14 24 (2.20%) Serverless
15 23 (2.11%) Slack
16 22 (2.02%) Apigee
17 21 (1.93%) Heroku
18 19 (1.74%) OpenShift
19 17 (1.56%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 353 (32.42%) TCP/IP
2 302 (27.73%) SSL
3 256 (23.51%) DNS
4 174 (15.98%) FTP
5 136 (12.49%) DHCP
6 103 (9.46%) IPsec
7 93 (8.54%) Internet
8 75 (6.89%) Firewall
9 70 (6.43%) HTTPS
10 62 (5.69%) SMTP
11 48 (4.41%) VPN
12 34 (3.12%) Kerberos
12 34 (3.12%) SSH
13 28 (2.57%) VoIP
14 27 (2.48%) SNMP
15 23 (2.11%) Wireless
16 22 (2.02%) WAN
17 19 (1.74%) MPLS
18 18 (1.65%) LAN
19 16 (1.47%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 235 (21.58%) MongoDB
2 216 (19.83%) Relational Database
3 134 (12.30%) MySQL
4 108 (9.92%) NoSQL
5 95 (8.72%) PostgreSQL
6 84 (7.71%) SQL Server
7 81 (7.44%) Apache Cassandra
8 58 (5.33%) RDBMS
9 54 (4.96%) Neo4j
10 47 (4.32%) Big Data
11 29 (2.66%) Hadoop
12 19 (1.74%) Redis
13 18 (1.65%) Amazon RDS
14 17 (1.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
15 14 (1.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (1.01%) Oracle Database
17 9 (0.83%) DB2
18 8 (0.73%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 7 (0.64%) Apache Hive
19 7 (0.64%) Blockchain
Development Applications
1 424 (38.93%) Git (software)
2 417 (38.29%) Jenkins
3 156 (14.33%) Subversion
4 149 (13.68%) JUnit
5 135 (12.40%) JIRA
6 106 (9.73%) Cucumber
7 100 (9.18%) Maven
8 87 (7.99%) Travis CI
9 82 (7.53%) Selenium
10 72 (6.61%) gulp
11 64 (5.88%) Mockito
12 63 (5.79%) GitLab
13 60 (5.51%) Gatling
14 58 (5.33%) Hudson
15 56 (5.14%) SonarQube
16 53 (4.87%) Ant
17 45 (4.13%) Eclipse
18 44 (4.04%) Gradle
19 42 (3.86%) IntelliJ
20 40 (3.67%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 96 (8.82%) Finance
2 47 (4.32%) Banking
3 30 (2.75%) Retail
4 26 (2.39%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.20%) Marketing
6 17 (1.56%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.38%) Investment Banking
8 12 (1.10%) Electronics
9 11 (1.01%) Advertising
10 10 (0.92%) Law
11 6 (0.55%) Games
11 6 (0.55%) Publishing
12 5 (0.46%) Billing
12 5 (0.46%) Legal
13 3 (0.28%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.28%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.18%) German Language
14 2 (0.18%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.092%) Front Office
15 1 (0.092%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 533 (48.94%) Developer
2 174 (15.98%) Java Developer
3 169 (15.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 96 (8.82%) Scala Developer
5 84 (7.71%) Agile Developer
6 60 (5.51%) Senior Developer
7 53 (4.87%) Architect
8 38 (3.49%) Consultant
9 36 (3.31%) .NET Developer
10 34 (3.12%) Tester
11 31 (2.85%) Senior DevOps
12 26 (2.39%) Administrator
12 26 (2.39%) Software Engineer
13 25 (2.30%) AWS DevOps
14 24 (2.20%) AWS Engineer
14 24 (2.20%) JavaScript Developer
15 23 (2.11%) Analyst
15 23 (2.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
16 22 (2.02%) Agile Java Developer
16 22 (2.02%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 319 (29.29%) REST
2 298 (27.36%) HTML
3 234 (21.49%) JSON
4 231 (21.21%) Spring
5 213 (19.56%) CSS
6 171 (15.70%) RESTful
7 147 (13.50%) .NET
8 144 (13.22%) HTML5
8 144 (13.22%) SOAP
8 144 (13.22%) XML
9 133 (12.21%) Node.js
10 119 (10.93%) AngularJS
11 112 (10.28%) Play Framework
11 112 (10.28%) Web Services
12 110 (10.10%) Guice
13 106 (9.73%) J2EE
14 98 (9.00%) Ruby on Rails
15 92 (8.45%) Servlets
16 81 (7.44%) Django
16 81 (7.44%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 61 (5.60%) Analytical Skills
2 42 (3.86%) Data Centre
3 36 (3.31%) Mobile App
4 31 (2.85%) Self-Motivation
5 28 (2.57%) PKI
5 28 (2.57%) Public Cloud
6 25 (2.30%) User Experience
7 21 (1.93%) Fintech
7 21 (1.93%) Greenfield Project
8 19 (1.74%) Data Structures
8 19 (1.74%) Linux Command Line
9 16 (1.47%) Algorithms
10 14 (1.29%) Cyberthreat
10 14 (1.29%) Private Cloud
10 14 (1.29%) Wiki
11 13 (1.19%) Clustering
11 13 (1.19%) SCADA
12 11 (1.01%) Management Information System
12 11 (1.01%) W3C
13 9 (0.83%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 587 (53.90%) Linux
2 233 (21.40%) Unix
3 160 (14.69%) Windows
4 84 (7.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 71 (6.52%) Mac OS X
6 57 (5.23%) CentOS
7 51 (4.68%) Windows Server
8 48 (4.41%) Ubuntu
9 23 (2.11%) Windows Server 2012
10 22 (2.02%) Apple iOS
11 18 (1.65%) Android
12 15 (1.38%) Kali Linux
13 10 (0.92%) Debian
13 10 (0.92%) Solaris
14 8 (0.73%) Windows 10
15 7 (0.64%) AIX
15 7 (0.64%) Windows Server 2008
16 6 (0.55%) Fedora
17 4 (0.37%) SUSE
17 4 (0.37%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 511 (46.92%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (34.80%) Continuous Integration
3 358 (32.87%) Test Automation
4 341 (31.31%) DevOps
5 335 (30.76%) Configuration Management
6 300 (27.55%) Open Source
7 255 (23.42%) Microservices
8 245 (22.50%) TDD
9 202 (18.55%) Scrum
10 201 (18.46%) Problem-Solving
11 148 (13.59%) Responsive Web Design
12 147 (13.50%) BDD
13 145 (13.31%) MVC
14 138 (12.67%) Web Design
15 135 (12.40%) OO
16 105 (9.64%) OWASP
17 98 (9.00%) Web Development
18 95 (8.72%) Pair Programming
18 95 (8.72%) Software Engineering
19 94 (8.63%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 582 (53.44%) Java
2 348 (31.96%) JavaScript
3 312 (28.65%) Python
4 213 (19.56%) Ruby
5 193 (17.72%) SQL
6 154 (14.14%) C#
7 138 (12.67%) Perl
8 129 (11.85%) Scala
9 127 (11.66%) Bash Shell
10 62 (5.69%) PowerShell
11 61 (5.60%) Java 8
12 51 (4.68%) Groovy
13 49 (4.50%) C
14 45 (4.13%) Shell Script
15 41 (3.76%) ES6
16 39 (3.58%) Haskell
17 36 (3.31%) PHP
18 34 (3.12%) C++
19 32 (2.94%) TypeScript
20 21 (1.93%) Go
Qualifications
1 86 (7.90%) Security Cleared
2 80 (7.35%) BPSS Clearance
3 58 (5.33%) SC Cleared
4 56 (5.14%) Degree
5 22 (2.02%) Computer Science Degree
6 16 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 15 (1.38%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (1.19%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.19%) OSCE
8 13 (1.19%) SANS
9 11 (1.01%) CISSP
9 11 (1.01%) ISTQB
10 10 (0.92%) CCNP
11 9 (0.83%) CCNA
12 8 (0.73%) DBS Check
12 8 (0.73%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
13 7 (0.64%) CREST Certified
13 7 (0.64%) MCSE
13 7 (0.64%) OSCP
14 6 (0.55%) GIAC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.49%) QA
2 13 (1.19%) PCI DSS
3 12 (1.10%) GDPR
4 11 (1.01%) WCAG
5 10 (0.92%) Disclosure Scotland
6 9 (0.83%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 8 (0.73%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 6 (0.55%) HIPAA
9 5 (0.46%) PSD2
10 3 (0.28%) Data Quality
11 2 (0.18%) Cyber Essentials
11 2 (0.18%) SLA
12 1 (0.092%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
12 1 (0.092%) HL7
12 1 (0.092%) ISO 13485
12 1 (0.092%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 220 (20.20%) Docker
2 75 (6.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 66 (6.06%) Active Directory
4 44 (4.04%) Xen
5 38 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
6 15 (1.38%) Hyper-V
7 10 (0.92%) VirtualBox
8 9 (0.83%) KVM
8 9 (0.83%) vSphere
9 7 (0.64%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.55%) Firmware
10 6 (0.55%) Postfix
10 6 (0.55%) Shibboleth
11 3 (0.28%) BitLocker
11 3 (0.28%) HDFS
11 3 (0.28%) LXC
11 3 (0.28%) Microsoft App-V
11 3 (0.28%) Terminal Services
11 3 (0.28%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 255 (23.42%) Puppet
2 135 (12.40%) Ansible
3 130 (11.94%) Kubernetes
4 111 (10.19%) Terraform
5 104 (9.55%) Opscode Chef
6 78 (7.16%) Grafana
7 54 (4.96%) Kibana
8 41 (3.76%) Packer
9 37 (3.40%) Prometheus
10 28 (2.57%) Rancher
10 28 (2.57%) Salt
11 24 (2.20%) Docker Swarm
12 16 (1.47%) Nessus
13 14 (1.29%) logstash
13 14 (1.29%) Nmap
14 13 (1.19%) SCCM
15 10 (0.92%) Nagios
16 9 (0.83%) ITRS Geneos
17 8 (0.73%) Single Sign-On
18 6 (0.55%) Rundeck
Vendors
1 169 (15.52%) Google
2 145 (13.31%) Microsoft
3 82 (7.53%) VMware
4 63 (5.79%) Oracle
5 39 (3.58%) F5
6 35 (3.21%) Cisco
7 31 (2.85%) SAP
8 29 (2.66%) Black Duck
8 29 (2.66%) IBM
9 28 (2.57%) Adobe
9 28 (2.57%) Red Hat
10 26 (2.39%) webMethods
11 24 (2.20%) Splunk
12 22 (2.02%) CA
13 19 (1.74%) Atlassian
13 19 (1.74%) HP
14 12 (1.10%) MuleSoft
14 12 (1.10%) SolarWinds
15 11 (1.01%) CheckPoint
15 11 (1.01%) Salesforce.com