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 3 months to 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
UK
Rank 163 169 177
Rank change year-on-year +6 +8  
Contract jobs citing HTTP 718 780 670
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.59% 1.47% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.85% 9.91% 8.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 475 498 402
Median daily rate £470 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.58% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £311
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 5 10
Median hourly rate £43.50 £38.75 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.25% -20.10%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.08 £31.50 £39.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £38.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year +12.25% -18.42%  

HTTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6617 7870 7816
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.61% 14.79% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 4077 4695 4260
Median daily rate £400 £380 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +4.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £235 £203
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 361 338 430
Median hourly rate £25.00 £31.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -19.35% +14.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing HTTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor 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 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Top 30 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 3 months to 25 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +10 671 £475 +8.57% 391
London +23 319 £475 - 180
South East -32 102 £456 +21.66% 59
Yorkshire +41 78 £450 -5.26% 29
West Yorkshire +33 49 £450 -10.00% 18
East of England +23 48 £508 +46.04% 15
Leeds +34 43 £450 -13.87% 10
Berkshire +17 36 £488 +30.00% 13
City of London 0 32 £456 -13.50% 54
West Midlands +19 31 £475 +45.03% 30
North East +4 30 £390 -2.50% 4
North West -16 30 £400 -7.51% 44
Newcastle upon Tyne +6 29 £390 -2.50% 3
Tyne and Wear +4 29 £390 -2.50% 4
South Yorkshire +8 27 £488 +8.33% 4
Sheffield +8 26 £488 +7.14% 4
West Sussex -22 22 £516 +14.61% 1
Essex +6 21 £550 +58.20% 1
Reading +4 21 £500 +33.33% 6
Hampshire -5 18 £451 +24.48% 8
Manchester +5 17 £425 -5.55% 23
East Midlands +3 17 £375 -16.66% 18
South West -11 17 £450 +24.13% 12
Cambridgeshire +20 15 £450 +71.42% 8
Southend-on-Sea -11 15 £543 +24.17%
Scotland -12 15 £423 +6.96% 13
Wales +14 14 £400 +14.28% 7
Shropshire +35 12 £500 - 2
Worthing -8 12 £520 +15.55% 1
Cardiff +26 11 £400 +14.28% 5

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 March 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.

1 736 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 715 (51.81%) Linux
3 655 (47.46%) Java
4 495 (35.87%) Git (software)
5 452 (32.75%) HTML
6 430 (31.16%) Configuration Management
7 422 (30.58%) Continuous Integration
8 410 (29.71%) Python
9 383 (27.75%) JavaScript
10 367 (26.59%) TCP/IP
11 364 (26.38%) DevOps
12 362 (26.23%) REST
13 346 (25.07%) Jenkins
14 325 (23.55%) CSS
15 316 (22.90%) Relational Database
16 308 (22.32%) SSL
17 292 (21.16%) Open Source
18 285 (20.65%) Scrum
19 283 (20.51%) Web Services
20 276 (20.00%) JSON
21 272 (19.71%) Ruby
21 272 (19.71%) Unix
22 266 (19.28%) TDD
23 263 (19.06%) Amazon AWS
24 251 (18.19%) Puppet
25 243 (17.61%) Subversion
25 243 (17.61%) Responsive Web Design
26 240 (17.39%) SQL
27 239 (17.32%) MongoDB
28 237 (17.17%) Web Design

HTTP
Top Related 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
1 225 (16.30%) Apache
2 132 (9.57%) Tomcat
3 111 (8.04%) nginx
4 109 (7.90%) WebSphere
5 89 (6.45%) Confluence
6 78 (5.65%) JBoss
7 71 (5.14%) IIS
8 55 (3.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 49 (3.55%) WebLogic
10 45 (3.26%) Elasticsearch
11 43 (3.12%) CMS
12 31 (2.25%) Jetty
12 31 (2.25%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 29 (2.10%) Apache Spark
14 27 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
15 26 (1.88%) Mongrel
16 25 (1.81%) OpenStack
17 20 (1.45%) SharePoint
17 20 (1.45%) Sitecore CMS
18 19 (1.38%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 49 (3.55%) MS Excel
2 6 (0.43%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.14%) MS Office
5 1 (0.072%) Chatbot
5 1 (0.072%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 16 (1.16%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 9 (0.65%) Oracle BPM
3 8 (0.58%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.36%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.36%) NetSuite
5 3 (0.22%) Magento
5 3 (0.22%) Salesforce.com CRM
6 2 (0.14%) Payment Gateway
7 1 (0.072%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.072%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.072%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.072%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.072%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.072%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 263 (19.06%) Amazon AWS
2 110 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (4.49%) Amazon EC2
4 49 (3.55%) GitHub
5 41 (2.97%) PaaS
6 33 (2.39%) Amazon S3
6 33 (2.39%) Google Cloud Platform
7 32 (2.32%) IaaS
8 25 (1.81%) Google App Engine
9 23 (1.67%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 22 (1.59%) Amazon ELB
11 19 (1.38%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
12 18 (1.30%) AWS CloudFormation
13 16 (1.16%) Google Analytics
14 14 (1.01%) Route 53
15 12 (0.87%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 11 (0.80%) Amazon SQS
16 11 (0.80%) Cloud Computing
17 9 (0.65%) Google Tag Manager
18 7 (0.51%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 367 (26.59%) TCP/IP
2 308 (22.32%) SSL
3 199 (14.42%) DNS
4 96 (6.96%) HTTPS
5 92 (6.67%) Firewall
6 85 (6.16%) Internet
7 76 (5.51%) FTP
8 65 (4.71%) DHCP
9 62 (4.49%) SSH
10 50 (3.62%) VPN
11 48 (3.48%) SMTP
12 46 (3.33%) LDAP
13 43 (3.12%) LAN
14 42 (3.04%) IPsec
14 42 (3.04%) SAN
14 42 (3.04%) WAN
15 32 (2.32%) Intrusion Detection
16 31 (2.25%) BGP
17 30 (2.17%) ICMP
18 29 (2.10%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 316 (22.90%) Relational Database
2 239 (17.32%) MongoDB
3 181 (13.12%) PostgreSQL
4 163 (11.81%) MySQL
5 133 (9.64%) NoSQL
6 87 (6.30%) SQL Server
7 67 (4.86%) Redis
8 55 (3.99%) Hadoop
9 48 (3.48%) Neo4j
10 37 (2.68%) Oracle Database
11 34 (2.46%) Big Data
12 29 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
13 28 (2.03%) Amazon RDS
14 19 (1.38%) HBase
14 19 (1.38%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (1.01%) RDBMS
16 13 (0.94%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 13 (0.94%) DB2
17 12 (0.87%) Oracle Database 10g
18 10 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 495 (35.87%) Git (software)
2 346 (25.07%) Jenkins
3 243 (17.61%) Subversion
4 132 (9.57%) JIRA
5 130 (9.42%) JUnit
6 92 (6.67%) Maven
7 78 (5.65%) Selenium
8 75 (5.43%) Cucumber
9 44 (3.19%) Grunt
10 41 (2.97%) Ant
11 38 (2.75%) gulp
11 38 (2.75%) WebDriver
12 34 (2.46%) Bitbucket
13 33 (2.39%) Travis CI
14 32 (2.32%) Gradle
15 31 (2.25%) Karma Test Runner
16 27 (1.96%) Atlassian Bamboo
16 27 (1.96%) IntelliJ
17 26 (1.88%) JMeter
17 26 (1.88%) Mockito
General
1 122 (8.84%) Finance
2 56 (4.06%) Telecoms
3 42 (3.04%) Banking
4 32 (2.32%) Marketing
5 31 (2.25%) Retail
6 22 (1.59%) Electronics
6 22 (1.59%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.45%) Legal
8 13 (0.94%) Publishing
9 11 (0.80%) Law
10 10 (0.72%) Advertising
11 9 (0.65%) Games
12 8 (0.58%) Financial Institution
13 7 (0.51%) Billing
13 7 (0.51%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.29%) Online Betting
15 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.22%) Back Office
16 1 (0.072%) Front Office
16 1 (0.072%) iGaming
Job Titles
1 662 (47.97%) Developer
2 239 (17.32%) Java Developer
3 169 (12.25%) DevOps Engineer
4 133 (9.64%) Scala Developer
5 76 (5.51%) Senior Developer
6 67 (4.86%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 62 (4.49%) Architect
8 60 (4.35%) Software Engineer
9 55 (3.99%) Analyst
10 48 (3.48%) AWS Engineer
11 44 (3.19%) AWS DevOps
12 43 (3.12%) Consultant
13 42 (3.04%) Senior Java Developer
14 40 (2.90%) Linux Engineer
15 38 (2.75%) Administrator
15 38 (2.75%) Python Developer
16 37 (2.68%) JavaScript Developer
16 37 (2.68%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 37 (2.68%) UI Developer
17 36 (2.61%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 452 (32.75%) HTML
2 362 (26.23%) REST
3 325 (23.55%) CSS
4 283 (20.51%) Web Services
5 276 (20.00%) JSON
6 214 (15.51%) XML
7 197 (14.28%) RESTful
8 185 (13.41%) Spring
9 184 (13.33%) HTML5
10 149 (10.80%) Node.js
11 134 (9.71%) Ajax
12 131 (9.49%) CSS3
13 120 (8.70%) .NET
13 120 (8.70%) AngularJS
14 114 (8.26%) Play Framework
15 110 (7.97%) Middleware
15 110 (7.97%) SOAP
16 98 (7.10%) jQuery
17 95 (6.88%) J2EE
18 87 (6.30%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 68 (4.93%) User Experience
2 54 (3.91%) Analytical Skills
3 40 (2.90%) Computer Science
3 40 (2.90%) Linux Command Line
4 31 (2.25%) Management Information System
5 26 (1.88%) Data Centre
5 26 (1.88%) Public Cloud
6 25 (1.81%) Mobile App
6 25 (1.81%) STB
7 23 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
7 23 (1.67%) MPEG
8 20 (1.45%) Clustering
9 19 (1.38%) Digital Media
9 19 (1.38%) Video on Demand
10 17 (1.23%) Digital TV
11 15 (1.09%) Client/Server
11 15 (1.09%) PKI
11 15 (1.09%) W3C
12 14 (1.01%) Device Driver
13 12 (0.87%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 715 (51.81%) Linux
2 272 (19.71%) Unix
3 175 (12.68%) Windows
4 135 (9.78%) Mac OS X
5 78 (5.65%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 56 (4.06%) Ubuntu
6 56 (4.06%) Windows Server
7 55 (3.99%) CentOS
8 39 (2.83%) Windows Server 2008
9 31 (2.25%) CoreOS
10 27 (1.96%) Android
11 24 (1.74%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (1.59%) Solaris
12 22 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (1.52%) Apple iOS
14 19 (1.38%) Debian
15 16 (1.16%) AIX
16 15 (1.09%) Windows XP
17 14 (1.01%) Windows 7
18 12 (0.87%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 736 (53.33%) Agile Software Development
2 430 (31.16%) Configuration Management
3 422 (30.58%) Continuous Integration
4 364 (26.38%) DevOps
5 292 (21.16%) Open Source
6 285 (20.65%) Scrum
7 266 (19.28%) TDD
8 243 (17.61%) Responsive Web Design
9 237 (17.17%) Web Design
10 211 (15.29%) Web Development
11 169 (12.25%) Microservices
12 159 (11.52%) Automated Testing
13 158 (11.45%) Software Engineering
14 145 (10.51%) BDD
15 131 (9.49%) Mentoring
16 125 (9.06%) Continuous Deployment
17 124 (8.99%) MVC
18 111 (8.04%) Visualisation
19 108 (7.83%) Continuous Delivery
20 106 (7.68%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 655 (47.46%) Java
2 410 (29.71%) Python
3 383 (27.75%) JavaScript
4 272 (19.71%) Ruby
5 240 (17.39%) SQL
6 208 (15.07%) Scala
7 156 (11.30%) C#
8 108 (7.83%) Bash Shell
9 107 (7.75%) Perl
10 99 (7.17%) PHP
11 79 (5.72%) C
12 76 (5.51%) PowerShell
13 74 (5.36%) C++
14 67 (4.86%) Go
15 56 (4.06%) Groovy
16 54 (3.91%) Shell Script
17 24 (1.74%) PL/SQL
18 23 (1.67%) Tcl
19 19 (1.38%) VB
20 16 (1.16%) Jython
Qualifications
1 176 (12.75%) Security Cleared
2 124 (8.99%) SC Cleared
3 54 (3.91%) Degree
4 33 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
5 30 (2.17%) BPSS Clearance
6 24 (1.74%) CCNP
7 20 (1.45%) CCNA
8 16 (1.16%) JNCIA
9 13 (0.94%) CISSP
10 9 (0.65%) CCIE
10 9 (0.65%) CCIP
10 9 (0.65%) JNCIP
10 9 (0.65%) Microsoft Certification
11 8 (0.58%) CCDA
11 8 (0.58%) JNCIS
12 7 (0.51%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.51%) PMI Certification
13 6 (0.43%) CISM
13 6 (0.43%) ITIL Certification
13 6 (0.43%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (3.77%) QA
2 28 (2.03%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (1.01%) PCI DSS
4 11 (0.80%) SLA
5 7 (0.51%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.43%) PA-DSS
7 5 (0.36%) HL7
8 3 (0.22%) ISO22301
8 3 (0.22%) ISO27002
8 3 (0.22%) ISO27005
8 3 (0.22%) SDET
9 2 (0.14%) MiFID
10 1 (0.072%) AIFMD
10 1 (0.072%) Data Quality
10 1 (0.072%) EMIR
10 1 (0.072%) FATCA
10 1 (0.072%) ISAE 3402
10 1 (0.072%) JSP 440
10 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
10 1 (0.072%) WCAG
System Software
1 173 (12.54%) Docker
2 93 (6.74%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.04%) Active Directory
4 35 (2.54%) Xen
5 28 (2.03%) Virtual Machines
6 21 (1.52%) Apache Flume
7 20 (1.45%) vCloud
8 16 (1.16%) NFS
9 13 (0.94%) KVM
10 12 (0.87%) Hyper-V
10 12 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (0.80%) SRDF
12 10 (0.72%) etcd
12 10 (0.72%) flannel
12 10 (0.72%) VirtualBox
12 10 (0.72%) vSphere
13 8 (0.58%) VMware ESXi
14 7 (0.51%) Squid
15 6 (0.43%) Firmware
15 6 (0.43%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 251 (18.19%) Puppet
2 180 (13.04%) Ansible
3 139 (10.07%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (4.49%) Salt
5 53 (3.84%) Kibana
6 52 (3.77%) Kubernetes
7 40 (2.90%) Nagios
7 40 (2.90%) Terraform
8 37 (2.68%) Grafana
9 35 (2.54%) logstash
10 23 (1.67%) HAProxy
11 21 (1.52%) Graphite
11 21 (1.52%) Host Intrusion Detection System
11 21 (1.52%) Mesos
12 19 (1.38%) Marathon
12 19 (1.38%) Rancher
13 17 (1.23%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 17 (1.23%) SELinux
14 16 (1.16%) WMI
14 16 (1.16%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 159 (11.52%) Oracle
2 127 (9.20%) VMware
3 120 (8.70%) Google
4 106 (7.68%) Microsoft
5 83 (6.01%) IBM
6 59 (4.28%) Cisco
7 50 (3.62%) Red Hat
8 45 (3.26%) Splunk
9 33 (2.39%) Rackspace
10 29 (2.10%) Adobe
10 29 (2.10%) Juniper
11 28 (2.03%) HP
12 24 (1.74%) SAP
13 21 (1.52%) Sitecore
13 21 (1.52%) Zend
14 19 (1.38%) AppDynamics
14 19 (1.38%) SaltStack
15 18 (1.30%) EMC
15 18 (1.30%) WSO2
16 16 (1.16%) CheckPoint
Cambridgeshire
Firway Consulting
Rate: Good
Posted: Yesterday
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
Opus Recruitment Solutions Ltd
Rate: £200 - £235 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £850 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North West
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Worthing, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £625 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
McGregor Boyall
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £500 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £285 - £325 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Cardiff, South Glamorgan
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £220 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent International
Rate: £500 - £1000 per day
Posted: Yesterday
North Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Stafford-Sharp Associates
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago