Period
to 24 September 2018

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 24 September 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
6 months to
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 232 180
Rank change year-on-year -3 -52 +47
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,203 1,120 1,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.15% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.92% 8.44% 9.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 784 722 1,079
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £363 £350 £308
90th Percentile £625 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £478 £420
% change year-on-year -8.38% +13.69% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 28 24
UK median hourly rate £27.42 £31.17 £21.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -12.02% +47.45% -10.77%
10th Percentile £18.73 £15.55 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.40 £50.00 £48.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.00 £30.34 £18.42
% change year-on-year -30.77% +64.73% -48.23%

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 13,489 13,277 16,592
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.23% 13.63% 15.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,197 8,046 10,097
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £193 £220
90th Percentile £610 £584 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 709 729 829
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £24.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -22.45% +22.50%
10th Percentile £12.20 £10.99 £11.50
90th Percentile £47.86 £48.75 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year +0.90% -24.68% +23.85%

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 2018.

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 24 September 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
England -3 1,114 £500 - 243
London -7 594 £525 +5.00% 125
UK excluding London +3 578 £438 -8.38% 129
South East +7 187 £433 -13.50% 43
North of England -1 139 £455 -9.10% 32
East of England +2 94 £538 +7.50% 20
Yorkshire -12 74 £500 -1.23% 7
Midlands -39 59 £415 -17.00% 4
North West +3 55 £450 -15.89% 24
South West -9 41 £395 +3.61% 19
West Midlands -50 35 £425 -11.76% 3
Scotland -17 32 £438 +6.19% 7
Wales -6 25 £398 +89.29% 4
East Midlands +13 24 £388 -22.50% 1
North East -19 10 £465 -13.08% 1
Northern Ireland +34 1 £460 -6.12%

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 with a requirement for HTTP.

1 600 (49.88%) Agile Software Development
2 565 (46.97%) Linux
3 523 (43.47%) Java
4 462 (38.40%) Git (software)
5 447 (37.16%) JavaScript
6 388 (32.25%) Jenkins
7 380 (31.59%) TCP/IP
8 367 (30.51%) HTML
9 361 (30.01%) Continuous Integration
10 355 (29.51%) DevOps
11 347 (28.84%) CSS
12 333 (27.68%) Test Automation
13 331 (27.51%) SSL
14 315 (26.18%) REST
15 313 (26.02%) Amazon AWS
16 283 (23.52%) Docker
17 271 (22.53%) TDD
18 263 (21.86%) Scrum
18 263 (21.86%) Open Source
19 255 (21.20%) JSON
20 253 (21.03%) Microservices
21 250 (20.78%) Configuration Management
22 245 (20.37%) Puppet
23 243 (20.20%) SQL
24 241 (20.03%) Unix
25 240 (19.95%) Python
26 238 (19.78%) MongoDB
27 236 (19.62%) Apache
28 223 (18.54%) DNS
29 212 (17.62%) C#

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
1 236 (19.62%) Apache
2 128 (10.64%) Tomcat
3 123 (10.22%) nginx
4 102 (8.48%) WebSphere
5 94 (7.81%) IIS
6 79 (6.57%) Confluence
7 71 (5.90%) Elasticsearch
8 58 (4.82%) JBoss
9 55 (4.57%) Apache Spark
10 46 (3.82%) Jetty
10 46 (3.82%) Mongrel
11 39 (3.24%) WebLogic
12 25 (2.08%) OpenStack
13 23 (1.91%) WebSphere Application Server
14 22 (1.83%) CMS
15 21 (1.75%) Commerce Server
16 19 (1.58%) Apache Solr
17 14 (1.16%) IBM HTTP Server
18 13 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
19 10 (0.83%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 5 (0.42%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.33%) Magento
3 3 (0.25%) Global One
3 3 (0.25%) ION MarketView
4 2 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.083%) NetSuite
5 1 (0.083%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.083%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.083%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 313 (26.02%) Amazon AWS
2 134 (11.14%) Microsoft Azure
3 84 (6.98%) GitHub
4 77 (6.40%) Amazon EC2
5 62 (5.15%) Google Cloud Platform
6 47 (3.91%) Google Analytics
7 44 (3.66%) Amazon S3
7 44 (3.66%) PaaS
8 42 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
9 40 (3.33%) Heroku
10 38 (3.16%) Serverless
11 37 (3.08%) Cloud Computing
12 36 (2.99%) npm
13 35 (2.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 34 (2.83%) Google App Engine
15 33 (2.74%) Amazon ELB
16 31 (2.58%) Route 53
17 30 (2.49%) IaaS
18 21 (1.75%) Sumo Logic
19 20 (1.66%) NuGet
Communications & Networking
1 380 (31.59%) TCP/IP
2 331 (27.51%) SSL
3 223 (18.54%) DNS
4 145 (12.05%) FTP
5 112 (9.31%) Firewall
6 81 (6.73%) HTTPS
7 79 (6.57%) DHCP
8 76 (6.32%) IPsec
9 69 (5.74%) Internet
10 57 (4.74%) SMTP
10 57 (4.74%) VPN
11 27 (2.24%) WAN
12 26 (2.16%) SSH
13 25 (2.08%) MPLS
14 22 (1.83%) Network Security
15 21 (1.75%) Kerberos
16 20 (1.66%) BIG-IP
17 19 (1.58%) Intranet
18 18 (1.50%) LAN
19 17 (1.41%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 238 (19.78%) MongoDB
2 187 (15.54%) Relational Database
3 163 (13.55%) NoSQL
4 146 (12.14%) MySQL
5 132 (10.97%) PostgreSQL
6 104 (8.65%) SQL Server
7 94 (7.81%) Apache Cassandra
8 56 (4.66%) Big Data
9 54 (4.49%) Redis
10 43 (3.57%) Hadoop
10 43 (3.57%) RDBMS
11 38 (3.16%) Neo4j
12 21 (1.75%) HBase
13 19 (1.58%) Amazon RDS
14 18 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 14 (1.16%) DB2
15 14 (1.16%) MariaDB
15 14 (1.16%) Oracle Database
15 14 (1.16%) SQL Server 2008
16 12 (1.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 462 (38.40%) Git (software)
2 388 (32.25%) Jenkins
3 149 (12.39%) JUnit
4 132 (10.97%) Selenium
5 124 (10.31%) Cucumber
6 119 (9.89%) Subversion
7 105 (8.73%) JIRA
8 95 (7.90%) Maven
9 87 (7.23%) Ant
10 76 (6.32%) Gradle
11 73 (6.07%) gulp
12 62 (5.15%) GitLab
13 61 (5.07%) Gatling
13 61 (5.07%) Mockito
14 56 (4.66%) IntelliJ
14 56 (4.66%) Travis CI
15 52 (4.32%) SonarQube
16 45 (3.74%) Grunt
17 44 (3.66%) Bitbucket
18 39 (3.24%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 115 (9.56%) Finance
2 75 (6.23%) Banking
3 43 (3.57%) Retail
4 32 (2.66%) Telecoms
5 18 (1.50%) Marketing
6 15 (1.25%) Investment Banking
7 14 (1.16%) Advertising
8 8 (0.67%) Legal
9 7 (0.58%) Games
9 7 (0.58%) Manufacturing
10 6 (0.50%) Back Office
10 6 (0.50%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.25%) Electronics
11 3 (0.25%) Front Office
11 3 (0.25%) Law
12 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.17%) Brand Awareness
12 2 (0.17%) Publishing
13 1 (0.083%) Billing
13 1 (0.083%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 620 (51.54%) Developer
2 172 (14.30%) DevOps Engineer
3 167 (13.88%) Java Developer
4 82 (6.82%) Scala Developer
5 80 (6.65%) Architect
6 75 (6.23%) Senior Developer
7 67 (5.57%) Agile Developer
8 57 (4.74%) .NET Developer
9 48 (3.99%) C# Developer
10 43 (3.57%) AWS Engineer
11 42 (3.49%) AWS DevOps
12 39 (3.24%) AWS DevOps Engineer
13 38 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
14 37 (3.08%) Senior Java Developer
15 35 (2.91%) Perl Developer
16 34 (2.83%) C# .NET Developer
17 33 (2.74%) Analyst
18 32 (2.66%) React Developer
19 30 (2.49%) Lead Developer
20 28 (2.33%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 367 (30.51%) HTML
2 347 (28.84%) CSS
3 315 (26.18%) REST
4 255 (21.20%) JSON
5 197 (16.38%) Spring
6 180 (14.96%) .NET
7 179 (14.88%) HTML5
7 179 (14.88%) RESTful
8 175 (14.55%) AngularJS
9 168 (13.97%) Node.js
9 168 (13.97%) XML
10 155 (12.88%) SOAP
10 155 (12.88%) Web Services
11 109 (9.06%) jQuery
12 104 (8.65%) J2EE
13 101 (8.40%) Servlets
14 99 (8.23%) Guice
15 92 (7.65%) OAuth
15 92 (7.65%) Ruby on Rails
16 91 (7.56%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 92 (7.65%) Analytical Skills
2 76 (6.32%) Self-Motivation
3 61 (5.07%) User Experience
4 50 (4.16%) Computer Science
5 42 (3.49%) Linux Command Line
6 34 (2.83%) Mobile App
7 33 (2.74%) Fintech
8 32 (2.66%) Public Cloud
9 30 (2.49%) Clustering
10 27 (2.24%) PKI
11 25 (2.08%) Greenfield Project
12 23 (1.91%) Algorithms
12 23 (1.91%) Data Centre
13 19 (1.58%) Data Structures
14 18 (1.50%) Enterprise Software
15 14 (1.16%) W3C
16 13 (1.08%) Cyberthreat
17 12 (1.00%) Client/Server
17 12 (1.00%) Credit Risk
17 12 (1.00%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 565 (46.97%) Linux
2 241 (20.03%) Unix
3 194 (16.13%) Windows
4 89 (7.40%) Ubuntu
5 84 (6.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 68 (5.65%) CentOS
7 35 (2.91%) Windows Server
8 32 (2.66%) Mac OS X
8 32 (2.66%) Solaris
9 24 (2.00%) Android
10 23 (1.91%) Debian
11 19 (1.58%) Apple iOS
12 18 (1.50%) Fedora
13 16 (1.33%) SUSE
13 16 (1.33%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 10 (0.83%) AIX
15 7 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
16 6 (0.50%) Mac OS
16 6 (0.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 5 (0.42%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 600 (49.88%) Agile Software Development
2 361 (30.01%) Continuous Integration
3 355 (29.51%) DevOps
4 333 (27.68%) Test Automation
5 271 (22.53%) TDD
6 263 (21.86%) Open Source
6 263 (21.86%) Scrum
7 253 (21.03%) Microservices
8 250 (20.78%) Configuration Management
9 199 (16.54%) Problem-Solving
10 174 (14.46%) MVC
11 165 (13.72%) OO
12 145 (12.05%) Unit Testing
13 130 (10.81%) BDD
14 127 (10.56%) Software Engineering
15 117 (9.73%) Web Development
16 114 (9.48%) Continuous Delivery
17 99 (8.23%) Kanban
18 94 (7.81%) OOP
19 89 (7.40%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 523 (43.47%) Java
2 447 (37.16%) JavaScript
3 243 (20.20%) SQL
4 240 (19.95%) Python
5 212 (17.62%) C#
6 196 (16.29%) Ruby
7 185 (15.38%) Perl
8 108 (8.98%) Scala
9 101 (8.40%) Groovy
10 95 (7.90%) Bash Shell
11 87 (7.23%) ES6
12 76 (6.32%) Java 8
13 67 (5.57%) PHP
14 59 (4.90%) Shell Script
15 52 (4.32%) Haskell
16 49 (4.07%) TypeScript
17 41 (3.41%) Go
18 39 (3.24%) PowerShell
19 36 (2.99%) C
20 33 (2.74%) C++
Qualifications
1 96 (7.98%) Security Cleared
2 85 (7.07%) SC Cleared
3 51 (4.24%) Degree
4 39 (3.24%) BPSS Clearance
5 37 (3.08%) Computer Science Degree
6 18 (1.50%) Microsoft Certification
7 17 (1.41%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.16%) CCNP
9 13 (1.08%) CISSP
10 11 (0.91%) CEH
11 10 (0.83%) CCNA
11 10 (0.83%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.50%) Siebel Certification
13 5 (0.42%) CCSE
14 4 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.33%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
15 3 (0.25%) DV Cleared
15 3 (0.25%) ISEB
15 3 (0.25%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
16 2 (0.17%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.91%) QA
2 11 (0.91%) GDPR
3 9 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.50%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.25%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.25%) SLA
6 2 (0.17%) PMO
7 1 (0.083%) HL7
7 1 (0.083%) PSD2
7 1 (0.083%) WCAG
System Software
1 283 (23.52%) Docker
2 79 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 45 (3.74%) Active Directory
4 42 (3.49%) Virtual Machines
5 40 (3.33%) Xen
6 21 (1.75%) VirtualBox
7 16 (1.33%) HDFS
8 15 (1.25%) Hyper-V
8 15 (1.25%) KVM
9 12 (1.00%) vCloud
10 9 (0.75%) Squid
11 8 (0.67%) Postfix
12 7 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
13 6 (0.50%) vSphere
14 5 (0.42%) LXC
15 3 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
15 3 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 2 (0.17%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 245 (20.37%) Puppet
2 194 (16.13%) Ansible
3 154 (12.80%) Kubernetes
4 119 (9.89%) Opscode Chef
5 106 (8.81%) Terraform
6 87 (7.23%) Kibana
7 77 (6.40%) Grafana
8 40 (3.33%) Prometheus
9 38 (3.16%) Docker Swarm
9 38 (3.16%) logstash
9 38 (3.16%) Packer
10 35 (2.91%) Salt
11 26 (2.16%) Rancher
12 22 (1.83%) Single Sign-On
13 19 (1.58%) Nagios
14 18 (1.50%) Graylog
15 15 (1.25%) Mesos
16 14 (1.16%) CFEngine
17 13 (1.08%) CSIRT
18 12 (1.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 150 (12.47%) Google
2 148 (12.30%) Microsoft
3 90 (7.48%) VMware
4 78 (6.48%) Red Hat
5 76 (6.32%) Splunk
6 75 (6.23%) Oracle
7 44 (3.66%) Cisco
8 41 (3.41%) AppDynamics
9 40 (3.33%) IBM
10 31 (2.58%) Adobe
11 30 (2.49%) F5
12 29 (2.41%) New Relic
13 26 (2.16%) Salesforce.com
14 24 (2.00%) SAP
15 21 (1.75%) CheckPoint
15 21 (1.75%) webMethods
16 20 (1.66%) Rackspace
17 19 (1.58%) Black Duck
18 18 (1.50%) Atlassian
19 17 (1.41%) HP