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 29 June 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 204 170 226
Rank change year-on-year -34 +56  
Contract jobs citing HTTP 580 838 576
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.56% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.99% 9.64% 7.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 366 555 366
Median daily rate £500 £445 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.35% +9.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £308 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £413 £375
% change year-on-year +18.36% +10.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 18 17
Median hourly rate £22.50 £20.03 £19.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.33% +1.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £14.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £43.60 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.83 £37.50
% change year-on-year -27.98% -44.45%  

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 6455 8694 8061
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.70% 16.19% 14.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 10117 13736 12668
Median daily rate £400 £388 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.09% +9.29%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £228 £206
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +4.10% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1010 1069 1117
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £22.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +24.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.25 £12.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £48.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £31.50 £23.00
% change year-on-year -12.69% +36.95%  

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 3 months to 29 June 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 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Top 10 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 29 June 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 -39 550 £500 +11.11% 152
London -44 293 £500 +5.26% 68
UK excluding London -34 269 £488 +18.36% 93
South East -46 76 £500 +29.03% 24
East of England +38 57 £500 -4.76% 17
North of England -40 55 £475 +10.46% 28
Midlands +29 52 £488 +0.15% 7
South West -6 16 £350 +7.69% 8
Scotland +10 10 £425 +25.00% 7
Wales -7 3 £210 -52.67% 2

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 700 (54.64%) Agile Software Development
2 699 (54.57%) Linux
3 584 (45.59%) Java
4 573 (44.73%) Git (software)
5 480 (37.47%) Configuration Management
6 429 (33.49%) Continuous Integration
7 418 (32.63%) DevOps
8 415 (32.40%) HTML
9 413 (32.24%) Test Automation
10 409 (31.93%) Python
11 384 (29.98%) Jenkins
12 351 (27.40%) TCP/IP
13 347 (27.09%) REST
14 339 (26.46%) CSS
15 333 (26.00%) SSL
16 322 (25.14%) JavaScript
17 303 (23.65%) Open Source
18 302 (23.58%) Relational Database
19 295 (23.03%) Ruby
20 291 (22.72%) Puppet
21 286 (22.33%) Scrum
22 282 (22.01%) JSON
23 266 (20.77%) TDD
24 261 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
25 255 (19.91%) Subversion
26 246 (19.20%) Unix
27 244 (19.05%) Apache
28 237 (18.50%) Web Services
29 229 (17.88%) Docker
30 227 (17.72%) Responsive Web Design

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
1 244 (19.05%) Apache
2 128 (9.99%) Confluence
3 125 (9.76%) Tomcat
4 113 (8.82%) nginx
5 99 (7.73%) JBoss
6 96 (7.49%) WebSphere
7 57 (4.45%) WebLogic
8 56 (4.37%) IIS
9 47 (3.67%) Elasticsearch
10 41 (3.20%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 30 (2.34%) Apache Spark
12 28 (2.19%) OpenStack
13 27 (2.11%) CMS
13 27 (2.11%) Jetty
14 25 (1.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
15 23 (1.80%) Mongrel
15 23 (1.80%) WebSphere Application Server
16 19 (1.48%) SharePoint
17 17 (1.33%) IBM HTTP Server
18 13 (1.01%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 20 (1.56%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.39%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 15 (1.17%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.47%) SAP WM
3 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.078%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.078%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.078%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.078%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 261 (20.37%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (7.34%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (4.84%) Amazon EC2
4 46 (3.59%) GitHub
5 36 (2.81%) Amazon S3
6 35 (2.73%) IaaS
7 28 (2.19%) Google Cloud Platform
8 24 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
8 24 (1.87%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 23 (1.80%) PaaS
10 22 (1.72%) Google App Engine
11 21 (1.64%) Amazon ELB
12 19 (1.48%) Google Analytics
13 16 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (1.09%) SaaS
15 10 (0.78%) Slack
16 9 (0.70%) AWS CloudFormation
17 7 (0.55%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
18 6 (0.47%) Route 53
19 5 (0.39%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 351 (27.40%) TCP/IP
2 333 (26.00%) SSL
3 190 (14.83%) DNS
4 109 (8.51%) HTTPS
5 89 (6.95%) Firewall
6 71 (5.54%) LDAP
7 68 (5.31%) FTP
8 66 (5.15%) Internet
9 60 (4.68%) SSH
10 50 (3.90%) SMTP
11 44 (3.43%) DHCP
12 43 (3.36%) IPsec
13 42 (3.28%) VPN
14 41 (3.20%) LAN
15 36 (2.81%) Network Security
16 34 (2.65%) WAN
17 23 (1.80%) Intrusion Detection
18 21 (1.64%) SNMP
19 19 (1.48%) Ethernet
19 19 (1.48%) ICMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (23.58%) Relational Database
2 220 (17.17%) MongoDB
3 154 (12.02%) MySQL
4 136 (10.62%) PostgreSQL
5 102 (7.96%) NoSQL
6 78 (6.09%) SQL Server
7 48 (3.75%) Hadoop
8 46 (3.59%) Apache Cassandra
9 42 (3.28%) Redis
10 36 (2.81%) Big Data
11 26 (2.03%) Neo4j
12 25 (1.95%) Amazon RDS
13 24 (1.87%) Oracle Database
14 11 (0.86%) DB2
14 11 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
14 11 (0.86%) RDBMS
15 9 (0.70%) MariaDB
15 9 (0.70%) MS Access
15 9 (0.70%) Siebel EIM
15 9 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 573 (44.73%) Git (software)
2 384 (29.98%) Jenkins
3 255 (19.91%) Subversion
4 171 (13.35%) JIRA
5 141 (11.01%) JUnit
6 109 (8.51%) Maven
7 71 (5.54%) Selenium
8 49 (3.83%) Ant
9 48 (3.75%) Cucumber
10 44 (3.43%) Bitbucket
11 39 (3.04%) Grunt
12 38 (2.97%) gulp
13 35 (2.73%) Gatling
14 33 (2.58%) IntelliJ
15 30 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
16 29 (2.26%) WebDriver
17 28 (2.19%) JMeter
18 26 (2.03%) Gradle
18 26 (2.03%) Team Foundation Server
19 24 (1.87%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 95 (7.42%) Finance
2 43 (3.36%) Banking
2 43 (3.36%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.03%) Marketing
4 23 (1.80%) Retail
5 19 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 17 (1.33%) Electronics
7 11 (0.86%) Advertising
7 11 (0.86%) Financial Institution
7 11 (0.86%) Legal
8 10 (0.78%) Law
9 9 (0.70%) Front Office
10 8 (0.62%) Investment Banking
10 8 (0.62%) Publishing
11 7 (0.55%) Games
12 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
13 1 (0.078%) Back Office
13 1 (0.078%) Billing
13 1 (0.078%) Local Government
13 1 (0.078%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 584 (45.59%) Developer
2 219 (17.10%) DevOps Engineer
3 192 (14.99%) Java Developer
4 159 (12.41%) Scala Developer
5 57 (4.45%) AWS Engineer
6 54 (4.22%) Architect
7 53 (4.14%) AWS DevOps
8 51 (3.98%) Senior Developer
9 50 (3.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 46 (3.59%) Consultant
11 45 (3.51%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 45 (3.51%) Linux Engineer
12 41 (3.20%) Java Scala Developer
13 40 (3.12%) Analyst
14 37 (2.89%) Agile Developer
14 37 (2.89%) UI Developer
15 34 (2.65%) Java Engineer
16 33 (2.58%) Linux/Unix DevOps
17 31 (2.42%) Software Engineer
18 30 (2.34%) Senior DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 415 (32.40%) HTML
2 347 (27.09%) REST
3 339 (26.46%) CSS
4 282 (22.01%) JSON
5 237 (18.50%) Web Services
6 220 (17.17%) XML
7 211 (16.47%) HTML5
8 207 (16.16%) Spring
9 203 (15.85%) RESTful
10 166 (12.96%) Ajax
10 166 (12.96%) CSS3
11 152 (11.87%) Play Framework
12 136 (10.62%) SOAP
13 135 (10.54%) Node.js
14 113 (8.82%) .NET
15 110 (8.59%) J2EE
16 106 (8.27%) Django
17 103 (8.04%) Middleware
18 101 (7.88%) Ruby on Rails
19 99 (7.73%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 63 (4.92%) User Experience
2 59 (4.61%) Linux Command Line
3 52 (4.06%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (2.03%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.03%) Data Centre
4 26 (2.03%) Mobile App
5 25 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.87%) PKI
7 23 (1.80%) Public Cloud
8 21 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 19 (1.48%) Clustering
10 18 (1.41%) Client/Server
11 16 (1.25%) Video on Demand
12 15 (1.17%) Greenfield Project
12 15 (1.17%) MPEG
13 12 (0.94%) DataPower
13 12 (0.94%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.94%) STB
14 10 (0.78%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.70%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 699 (54.57%) Linux
2 246 (19.20%) Unix
3 164 (12.80%) Windows
4 116 (9.06%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 99 (7.73%) Mac OS X
6 77 (6.01%) CentOS
7 60 (4.68%) Ubuntu
8 51 (3.98%) Windows Server
9 35 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (2.19%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (1.87%) Android
12 22 (1.72%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (1.56%) AIX
14 18 (1.41%) CoreOS
14 18 (1.41%) Solaris
15 17 (1.33%) Windows 10
15 17 (1.33%) Windows 7
16 15 (1.17%) Windows XP
17 14 (1.09%) Apple iOS
18 12 (0.94%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 700 (54.64%) Agile Software Development
2 480 (37.47%) Configuration Management
3 429 (33.49%) Continuous Integration
4 418 (32.63%) DevOps
5 413 (32.24%) Test Automation
6 303 (23.65%) Open Source
7 286 (22.33%) Scrum
8 266 (20.77%) TDD
9 227 (17.72%) Responsive Web Design
10 224 (17.49%) Web Design
11 173 (13.51%) Microservices
12 172 (13.43%) Web Development
13 139 (10.85%) Mentoring
14 126 (9.84%) Software Engineering
15 125 (9.76%) Continuous Delivery
16 123 (9.60%) MVC
17 110 (8.59%) Kanban
18 106 (8.27%) SOA
19 100 (7.81%) OWASP
20 92 (7.18%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 584 (45.59%) Java
2 409 (31.93%) Python
3 322 (25.14%) JavaScript
4 295 (23.03%) Ruby
5 226 (17.64%) Scala
6 221 (17.25%) SQL
7 172 (13.43%) C#
8 150 (11.71%) Bash Shell
9 128 (9.99%) Perl
10 83 (6.48%) Shell Script
11 77 (6.01%) Groovy
12 75 (5.85%) PHP
13 72 (5.62%) PowerShell
14 54 (4.22%) C
15 41 (3.20%) C++
16 36 (2.81%) Go
17 26 (2.03%) PL/SQL
18 22 (1.72%) Korn
18 22 (1.72%) Tcl
18 22 (1.72%) VB
Qualifications
1 155 (12.10%) Security Cleared
2 111 (8.67%) SC Cleared
3 37 (2.89%) Degree
4 31 (2.42%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (2.19%) CISSP
6 22 (1.72%) CEH
7 20 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.33%) SANS
9 15 (1.17%) CCNP
10 14 (1.09%) CREST Certified
11 13 (1.01%) CCNA
11 13 (1.01%) GIAC
12 11 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
12 11 (0.86%) JNCIA
13 8 (0.62%) CCDA
13 8 (0.62%) JNCIP
13 8 (0.62%) JNCIS
14 7 (0.55%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.55%) Siebel Certification
15 5 (0.39%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 71 (5.54%) QA
2 16 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.70%) SLA
4 8 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 7 (0.55%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.31%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 2 (0.16%) HL7
7 2 (0.16%) MiFID
7 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.078%) COBIT
8 1 (0.078%) COSO
8 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.078%) GCP
8 1 (0.078%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.078%) SSAE 16
8 1 (0.078%) WAI
8 1 (0.078%) WCAG
System Software
1 229 (17.88%) Docker
2 80 (6.25%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (3.67%) Active Directory
4 42 (3.28%) Xen
5 31 (2.42%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (2.11%) vCloud
7 23 (1.80%) Apache Flume
8 17 (1.33%) KVM
9 13 (1.01%) VMware ESXi
10 10 (0.78%) Postfix
10 10 (0.78%) Squid
11 7 (0.55%) vSphere
12 6 (0.47%) NFS
13 5 (0.39%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.23%) etcd
14 3 (0.23%) Firmware
14 3 (0.23%) flannel
14 3 (0.23%) HDFS
14 3 (0.23%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 291 (22.72%) Puppet
2 224 (17.49%) Ansible
3 176 (13.74%) Opscode Chef
4 89 (6.95%) Kubernetes
5 57 (4.45%) Kibana
6 52 (4.06%) logstash
7 49 (3.83%) Grafana
8 47 (3.67%) Terraform
9 38 (2.97%) HAProxy
10 36 (2.81%) Salt
11 32 (2.50%) ZABBIX
12 31 (2.42%) Nagios
13 28 (2.19%) Graphite
14 23 (1.80%) Rancher
15 20 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
16 16 (1.25%) Mesos
17 14 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 13 (1.01%) OpenAM
19 12 (0.94%) HP SiteScope
20 11 (0.86%) SELinux
Vendors
1 159 (12.41%) Google
2 144 (11.24%) Oracle
3 119 (9.29%) VMware
4 94 (7.34%) Microsoft
5 80 (6.25%) IBM
6 55 (4.29%) Splunk
7 47 (3.67%) WSO2
8 42 (3.28%) Red Hat
9 32 (2.50%) Cisco
10 31 (2.42%) SaltStack
10 31 (2.42%) SAP
11 28 (2.19%) Adobe
11 28 (2.19%) HP
12 20 (1.56%) Juniper
13 19 (1.48%) Siebel
14 18 (1.41%) F5
14 18 (1.41%) webMethods
15 16 (1.25%) Dell
16 14 (1.09%) Rackspace
17 13 (1.01%) Sitecore
East Riding
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
ComputAppoint
Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500 - £525 per day + extensions
Posted: 14 hours ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
Harvey Nash plc
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
South West London
Lorien Resourcing
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified TBC
Posted: 2 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago