Period
to 13 December 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 13 December 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
13 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 234 186 198
Rank change year-on-year -48 +12 0
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1122 1470 1489
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.09% 1.42% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.93% 9.30% 9.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 776 983 1066
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.65% +7.50%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £310
90th Percentile £625 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £430 £417
% change year-on-year +11.63% +3.24% +11.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 21 18
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £22.00 £26.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +50.00% -18.00% -36.87%
10th Percentile £15.79 £15.00 £10.88
90th Percentile £43.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £15.00 £25.57
% change year-on-year +120.00% -41.34% -38.01%

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 14144 15802 15885
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.69% 15.31% 14.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 8690 9581 9197
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +2.56% +4.00%
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 710 810 987
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.56% +7.14% +5.00%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.68 £11.00
90th Percentile £46.18 £48.75 £45.35
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year -24.00% +21.95% -2.38%

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 13 December 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 13 December 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 13 December 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 -53 1037 £500 +11.11% 129
London -66 551 £511 +7.63% 61
UK excluding London -40 546 £480 +11.63% 78
South East +12 194 £475 +18.75% 18
North of England -49 108 £525 +22.09% 20
Midlands -39 76 £500 +11.11% 8
West Midlands -5 67 £500 +8.11% 6
East of England -18 61 £525 +8.42% 11
Yorkshire -28 58 £535 +7.00% 5
South West +17 46 £425 -6.08% 10
North West -30 42 £535 +25.88% 15
Scotland -30 37 £400 +15.61% 10
North East +29 22 £625 +86.29%
Northern Ireland -22 15 £450 -
Wales -16 12 £425 - 1
East Midlands -49 8 £450 +1.12% 2

For the 6 months to 13 December 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.

1 606 (54.01%) Agile Software Development
2 538 (47.95%) Java
3 529 (47.15%) Linux
4 395 (35.20%) Git (software)
5 377 (33.60%) TCP/IP
6 332 (29.59%) DevOps
7 328 (29.23%) Continuous Integration
8 314 (27.99%) Python
9 311 (27.72%) Configuration Management
10 308 (27.45%) Jenkins
11 305 (27.18%) SSL
12 279 (24.87%) REST
13 272 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
14 271 (24.15%) Test Automation
15 260 (23.17%) HTML
16 250 (22.28%) Scrum
17 244 (21.75%) JavaScript
18 240 (21.39%) Puppet
19 230 (20.50%) Web Services
20 229 (20.41%) TDD
20 229 (20.41%) Docker
21 225 (20.05%) Unix
22 201 (17.91%) XML
23 191 (17.02%) SQL
24 188 (16.76%) CSS
25 187 (16.67%) JSON
26 186 (16.58%) Ruby
27 179 (15.95%) Spring
28 176 (15.69%) Open Source
29 162 (14.44%) Subversion

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
1 161 (14.35%) Apache
2 114 (10.16%) Confluence
3 110 (9.80%) Tomcat
4 93 (8.29%) nginx
5 86 (7.66%) WebSphere
6 65 (5.79%) JBoss
7 60 (5.35%) WebLogic
8 49 (4.37%) IIS
9 47 (4.19%) Elasticsearch
10 28 (2.50%) Apache Spark
11 24 (2.14%) Jetty
12 21 (1.87%) Mongrel
13 17 (1.52%) CMS
13 17 (1.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 12 (1.07%) Mule
14 12 (1.07%) OpenStack
15 7 (0.62%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 7 (0.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 7 (0.62%) WebSphere Application Server
16 6 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
1 6 (0.53%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.36%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.089%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (0.98%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.089%) Magento
3 1 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.089%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 272 (24.24%) Amazon AWS
2 97 (8.65%) Amazon EC2
3 66 (5.88%) Amazon S3
4 56 (4.99%) Microsoft Azure
5 53 (4.72%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 48 (4.28%) GitHub
7 44 (3.92%) AWS CloudFormation
8 39 (3.48%) Amazon CloudWatch
9 37 (3.30%) PaaS
10 30 (2.67%) Slack
11 28 (2.50%) Route 53
12 27 (2.41%) Amazon ELB
13 26 (2.32%) Google Cloud Platform
14 21 (1.87%) Google App Engine
14 21 (1.87%) IaaS
15 20 (1.78%) Cloud Computing
15 20 (1.78%) SaaS
16 19 (1.69%) Amazon SQS
17 15 (1.34%) Heroku
18 14 (1.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 377 (33.60%) TCP/IP
2 305 (27.18%) SSL
3 154 (13.73%) DNS
4 113 (10.07%) Firewall
5 87 (7.75%) FTP
6 79 (7.04%) Internet
7 73 (6.51%) HTTPS
8 63 (5.61%) IPsec
8 63 (5.61%) SMTP
9 54 (4.81%) Network Security
10 51 (4.55%) LDAP
11 47 (4.19%) SSH
11 47 (4.19%) VPN
12 43 (3.83%) DHCP
13 30 (2.67%) VoIP
14 27 (2.41%) WAN
15 25 (2.23%) LAN
16 22 (1.96%) OpenVPN
17 20 (1.78%) Ethernet
18 17 (1.52%) MPLS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (14.44%) Relational Database
2 151 (13.46%) MongoDB
3 118 (10.52%) MySQL
4 111 (9.89%) PostgreSQL
5 91 (8.11%) NoSQL
6 82 (7.31%) SQL Server
7 57 (5.08%) Amazon RDS
8 51 (4.55%) Apache Cassandra
9 27 (2.41%) Big Data
10 25 (2.23%) Oracle Database
10 25 (2.23%) RDBMS
11 20 (1.78%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.60%) HBase
13 14 (1.25%) Neo4j
14 13 (1.16%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 13 (1.16%) DB2
15 8 (0.71%) Redis
16 7 (0.62%) SQLite
17 6 (0.53%) CouchDB
17 6 (0.53%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 395 (35.20%) Git (software)
2 308 (27.45%) Jenkins
3 162 (14.44%) Subversion
4 156 (13.90%) JIRA
5 127 (11.32%) JUnit
6 72 (6.42%) Selenium
7 71 (6.33%) Maven
8 59 (5.26%) Cucumber
8 59 (5.26%) SonarQube
9 47 (4.19%) Gradle
10 38 (3.39%) Ant
11 36 (3.21%) gulp
12 35 (3.12%) Eclipse
13 34 (3.03%) Bitbucket
14 31 (2.76%) IntelliJ
14 31 (2.76%) Sonatype Nexus
15 30 (2.67%) Artifactory
16 28 (2.50%) SoapUI
17 27 (2.41%) Grunt
17 27 (2.41%) Mockito
General
1 86 (7.66%) Finance
2 43 (3.83%) Banking
3 25 (2.23%) Retail
4 22 (1.96%) Law
4 22 (1.96%) Marketing
5 18 (1.60%) Manufacturing
5 18 (1.60%) Telecoms
6 17 (1.52%) Legal
7 12 (1.07%) Automotive
8 11 (0.98%) Advertising
9 10 (0.89%) Electronics
9 10 (0.89%) Publishing
10 5 (0.45%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.27%) Financial Institution
12 3 (0.27%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.27%) Retail Finance
13 2 (0.18%) French Language
13 2 (0.18%) Front Office
13 2 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 469 (41.80%) Developer
2 185 (16.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 177 (15.78%) Java Developer
4 104 (9.27%) Scala Developer
5 82 (7.31%) Architect
6 65 (5.79%) Linux Engineer
7 62 (5.53%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 55 (4.90%) Senior DevOps
9 53 (4.72%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 49 (4.37%) Consultant
11 47 (4.19%) JavaScript Developer
12 45 (4.01%) Senior Developer
12 45 (4.01%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 42 (3.74%) Analyst
14 41 (3.65%) AWS Engineer
15 37 (3.30%) Agile Developer
15 37 (3.30%) AWS DevOps
15 37 (3.30%) Java Scala Developer
16 33 (2.94%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 31 (2.76%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 279 (24.87%) REST
2 260 (23.17%) HTML
3 230 (20.50%) Web Services
4 201 (17.91%) XML
5 188 (16.76%) CSS
6 187 (16.67%) JSON
7 179 (15.95%) Spring
8 154 (13.73%) SOAP
9 144 (12.83%) RESTful
10 127 (11.32%) Node.js
11 121 (10.78%) HTML5
12 105 (9.36%) AngularJS
13 104 (9.27%) .NET
14 96 (8.56%) J2EE
15 86 (7.66%) Play Framework
16 77 (6.86%) Elastic Stack
17 70 (6.24%) Guice
18 68 (6.06%) Middleware
19 67 (5.97%) CSS3
20 65 (5.79%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 55 (4.90%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.63%) User Experience
3 50 (4.46%) Computer Science
4 38 (3.39%) Public Cloud
5 35 (3.12%) Enterprise Software
6 32 (2.85%) Clustering
7 27 (2.41%) Data Centre
8 26 (2.32%) Mobile App
9 20 (1.78%) Linux Command Line
10 19 (1.69%) PKI
11 18 (1.60%) Client/Server
12 15 (1.34%) DataPower
13 14 (1.25%) Mainframe
14 13 (1.16%) Fintech
15 12 (1.07%) Management Information System
16 11 (0.98%) Algorithms
17 10 (0.89%) Greenfield Project
18 8 (0.71%) Virtual Team
19 7 (0.62%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
19 7 (0.62%) STB
Operating Systems
1 529 (47.15%) Linux
2 225 (20.05%) Unix
3 99 (8.82%) Windows
4 90 (8.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 64 (5.70%) Mac OS X
6 49 (4.37%) Android
7 42 (3.74%) Ubuntu
8 37 (3.30%) CentOS
9 35 (3.12%) Windows Server
10 30 (2.67%) Apple iOS
11 19 (1.69%) Windows 10
11 19 (1.69%) Windows 7
12 18 (1.60%) Windows Server 2012
13 17 (1.52%) Solaris
14 14 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
15 10 (0.89%) AIX
16 9 (0.80%) CoreOS
16 9 (0.80%) Debian
17 7 (0.62%) HPUX
18 5 (0.45%) Fedora
Processes & Methodologies
1 606 (54.01%) Agile Software Development
2 332 (29.59%) DevOps
3 328 (29.23%) Continuous Integration
4 311 (27.72%) Configuration Management
5 271 (24.15%) Test Automation
6 250 (22.28%) Scrum
7 229 (20.41%) TDD
8 176 (15.69%) Open Source
9 156 (13.90%) Microservices
10 138 (12.30%) Software Engineering
11 128 (11.41%) Continuous Delivery
12 121 (10.78%) Load Balancing
13 106 (9.45%) Mentoring
14 99 (8.82%) BDD
15 98 (8.73%) Responsive Web Design
16 93 (8.29%) Kanban
16 93 (8.29%) Web Development
17 85 (7.58%) Coaching
18 83 (7.40%) Web Design
19 81 (7.22%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 538 (47.95%) Java
2 314 (27.99%) Python
3 244 (21.75%) JavaScript
4 191 (17.02%) SQL
5 186 (16.58%) Ruby
6 159 (14.17%) Bash Shell
6 159 (14.17%) Scala
7 103 (9.18%) C#
8 93 (8.29%) Perl
9 78 (6.95%) Groovy
10 66 (5.88%) Go
11 59 (5.26%) Shell Script
12 46 (4.10%) PHP
13 38 (3.39%) C++
14 33 (2.94%) ES6
15 30 (2.67%) C
16 24 (2.14%) PowerShell
17 20 (1.78%) C-shell
17 20 (1.78%) Korn
17 20 (1.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 105 (9.36%) Security Cleared
2 68 (6.06%) SC Cleared
3 55 (4.90%) Degree
4 37 (3.30%) Computer Science Degree
5 25 (2.23%) BPSS Clearance
6 18 (1.60%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.07%) CCNA
7 12 (1.07%) CCNP
8 9 (0.80%) CCIE
9 7 (0.62%) MySQL Certification
10 6 (0.53%) CCSA
10 6 (0.53%) CCSE
11 5 (0.45%) AWS Certification
11 5 (0.45%) CISSP
12 4 (0.36%) CEH
12 4 (0.36%) CISM
12 4 (0.36%) ISTQB
13 3 (0.27%) JNCIA
13 3 (0.27%) JNCIP
13 3 (0.27%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (6.24%) QA
2 11 (0.98%) Disclosure Scotland
3 10 (0.89%) RosettaNet
4 6 (0.53%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.45%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.45%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.36%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.27%) GCP
8 2 (0.18%) HL7
8 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.18%) WAI
8 2 (0.18%) WCAG
9 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.089%) SLA
System Software
1 229 (20.41%) Docker
2 62 (5.53%) Active Directory
3 59 (5.26%) VMware Infrastructure
4 36 (3.21%) vCloud
4 36 (3.21%) Xen
5 24 (2.14%) Virtual Machines
6 16 (1.43%) Squid
7 15 (1.34%) Postfix
8 10 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
8 10 (0.89%) VMware ESXi
9 8 (0.71%) NFS
9 8 (0.71%) pfSense
9 8 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
10 7 (0.62%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.62%) Openswan
10 7 (0.62%) Varnish
11 6 (0.53%) HDFS
11 6 (0.53%) Samba
11 6 (0.53%) VirtualBox
12 5 (0.45%) iptables
Systems Management
1 240 (21.39%) Puppet
2 161 (14.35%) Ansible
3 107 (9.54%) Opscode Chef
4 91 (8.11%) Terraform
5 90 (8.02%) Kubernetes
6 86 (7.66%) Kibana
7 59 (5.26%) Grafana
7 59 (5.26%) logstash
8 32 (2.85%) Salt
9 27 (2.41%) Docker Swarm
10 23 (2.05%) Nagios
10 23 (2.05%) Rancher
11 22 (1.96%) HAProxy
12 21 (1.87%) Prometheus
13 19 (1.69%) ZABBIX
14 17 (1.52%) Graphite
15 15 (1.34%) Rsyslog
15 15 (1.34%) SCCM
15 15 (1.34%) Sysdig
16 10 (0.89%) WSUS
Vendors
1 101 (9.00%) VMware
2 90 (8.02%) Google
3 74 (6.60%) Microsoft
4 69 (6.15%) Oracle
5 51 (4.55%) IBM
6 49 (4.37%) webMethods
7 43 (3.83%) Cisco
8 30 (2.67%) SaltStack
9 29 (2.58%) Juniper
9 29 (2.58%) Red Hat
9 29 (2.58%) Splunk
10 27 (2.41%) CheckPoint
10 27 (2.41%) F5
10 27 (2.41%) HP
11 26 (2.32%) Apigee
12 24 (2.14%) WSO2
13 19 (1.69%) Palo Alto
14 17 (1.52%) Citrix
15 15 (1.34%) Sonatype
16 14 (1.25%) TIBCO