Period
to 19 May 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 19 May 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
19 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 269 243 188
Rank change year-on-year -26 -55 -20
Contract jobs citing HTTP 913 1,148 1,277
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.00% 1.13% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.99% 8.47% 10.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 659 819 856
UK median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +10.47%
10th Percentile £363 £358 £345
90th Percentile £638 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £450
% change year-on-year +11.11% - +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 19 22
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +62.79% -50.29% +8.13%
10th Percentile £15.37 £16.29 £19.25
90th Percentile £77.70 £35.56 £57.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £43.50
% change year-on-year - -19.54% +8.75%

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 11,425 13,551 12,748
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.56% 13.34% 14.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,057 8,401 7,766
UK median daily rate £425 £420 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +1.82% +3.13%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £210
90th Percentile £610 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £413 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +6.45% - +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 544 742 740
UK median hourly rate £19.87 £19.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.55% -7.32% -18.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.54 £11.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.50 £18.95 £19.90
% change year-on-year -7.63% -4.80% -20.40%

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 19 May 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 19 May 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Top 15 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 19 May 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 -27 857 £525 +5.00% 55
UK excluding London -8 458 £500 +11.11% 22
London -35 435 £550 +4.76% 33
North of England +70 186 £525 +10.53% 5
South East -39 108 £450 - 5
Yorkshire +40 103 £525 +13.51% 2
North West +43 64 £525 +13.51% 3
South West -12 46 £500 +17.65% 6
East of England -35 39 £475 -5.00% 5
Midlands +2 38 £500 +5.26% 1
West Midlands -6 24 £515 +3.00%
Scotland +13 21 £425 -
Wales +16 20 £478 +27.33%
North East +20 19 £450 -23.92%
East Midlands +19 14 £375 -3.85% 1

For the 6 months to 19 May 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.

1 519 (56.85%) Java
2 502 (54.98%) Linux
3 425 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
4 349 (38.23%) Jenkins
5 343 (37.57%) DevOps
6 342 (37.46%) Continuous Integration
7 331 (36.25%) Git (software)
8 324 (35.49%) Test Automation
9 321 (35.16%) TCP/IP
10 313 (34.28%) Configuration Management
11 264 (28.92%) DNS
12 263 (28.81%) SSL
13 258 (28.26%) JavaScript
14 250 (27.38%) Puppet
15 247 (27.05%) HTML
16 243 (26.62%) Python
16 243 (26.62%) Amazon AWS
16 243 (26.62%) Open Source
17 234 (25.63%) REST
18 232 (25.41%) MongoDB
19 231 (25.30%) Microservices
20 228 (24.97%) Relational Database
21 205 (22.45%) FTP
22 203 (22.23%) TDD
23 202 (22.12%) Docker
24 187 (20.48%) Unix
25 174 (19.06%) SQL
26 173 (18.95%) Spring
27 153 (16.76%) DHCP
28 150 (16.43%) JSON

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
1 144 (15.77%) Apache
2 106 (11.61%) Tomcat
3 94 (10.30%) nginx
4 84 (9.20%) WebSphere
5 83 (9.09%) Confluence
6 63 (6.90%) IIS
7 59 (6.46%) Jetty
8 49 (5.37%) WebLogic
9 48 (5.26%) Mongrel
10 33 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
11 31 (3.40%) JBoss
12 29 (3.18%) WebSphere Application Server
13 23 (2.52%) IBM HTTP Server
14 19 (2.08%) Apache Spark
15 12 (1.31%) WebSphere Portal
16 10 (1.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
17 8 (0.88%) Oracle Coherence
18 7 (0.77%) Apache Solr
18 7 (0.77%) BizTalk Server
19 6 (0.66%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 6 (0.66%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.33%) Microsoft Excel
2 3 (0.33%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.22%) MS Visio
4 1 (0.11%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 15 (1.64%) SAP ERP
1 15 (1.64%) SAP Hybris
2 5 (0.55%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.44%) Magento
4 3 (0.33%) SAP S/4HANA
5 2 (0.22%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.11%) LongView
6 1 (0.11%) Maximo
6 1 (0.11%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 243 (26.62%) Amazon AWS
2 100 (10.95%) Microsoft Azure
3 85 (9.31%) Amazon EC2
4 78 (8.54%) Google Cloud Platform
5 49 (5.37%) Google App Engine
6 39 (4.27%) Amazon S3
7 38 (4.16%) Serverless
8 35 (3.83%) GitHub
9 28 (3.07%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 27 (2.96%) Amazon ELB
10 27 (2.96%) Route 53
11 24 (2.63%) Google Analytics
12 23 (2.52%) Cloud Computing
13 21 (2.30%) Amazon SQS
13 21 (2.30%) AWS CloudFormation
14 19 (2.08%) Slack
15 18 (1.97%) PaaS
16 13 (1.42%) Azure Functions
17 12 (1.31%) Azure ExpressRoute
18 11 (1.20%) AWS Lambda
Communications & Networking
1 321 (35.16%) TCP/IP
2 264 (28.92%) DNS
3 263 (28.81%) SSL
4 205 (22.45%) FTP
5 153 (16.76%) DHCP
6 125 (13.69%) IPsec
7 62 (6.79%) Internet
8 51 (5.59%) SMTP
9 44 (4.82%) Firewall
10 43 (4.71%) HTTPS
11 33 (3.61%) VPN
12 29 (3.18%) SSH
13 15 (1.64%) LAN
13 15 (1.64%) SNMP
13 15 (1.64%) WAN
14 14 (1.53%) OSPF
15 12 (1.31%) Wireless
16 11 (1.20%) Kerberos
16 11 (1.20%) Wireshark
17 10 (1.10%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 232 (25.41%) MongoDB
2 228 (24.97%) Relational Database
3 130 (14.24%) MySQL
4 125 (13.69%) NoSQL
5 92 (10.08%) RDBMS
6 77 (8.43%) PostgreSQL
7 72 (7.89%) SQL Server
8 55 (6.02%) Apache Cassandra
9 52 (5.70%) Neo4j
10 27 (2.96%) Big Data
11 23 (2.52%) Amazon DynamoDB
12 17 (1.86%) Amazon RDS
13 13 (1.42%) Cosmos DB
14 11 (1.20%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 10 (1.10%) Hadoop
16 8 (0.88%) Blockchain
16 8 (0.88%) DB2
16 8 (0.88%) Oracle Database
17 5 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 4 (0.44%) Amazon Redshift
Development Applications
1 349 (38.23%) Jenkins
2 331 (36.25%) Git (software)
3 122 (13.36%) Subversion
4 109 (11.94%) JUnit
5 103 (11.28%) Travis CI
6 100 (10.95%) JIRA
7 97 (10.62%) Cucumber
8 92 (10.08%) Maven
9 64 (7.01%) Mockito
10 57 (6.24%) Selenium
11 53 (5.81%) GitLab
12 49 (5.37%) Gatling
13 47 (5.15%) gulp
14 45 (4.93%) SonarQube
15 40 (4.38%) IntelliJ
16 39 (4.27%) Eclipse
16 39 (4.27%) Gradle
17 33 (3.61%) Bitbucket
18 31 (3.40%) Ant
19 30 (3.29%) Hudson
General
1 68 (7.45%) Finance
2 54 (5.91%) Banking
3 22 (2.41%) Retail
4 20 (2.19%) Marketing
4 20 (2.19%) Telecoms
5 15 (1.64%) Manufacturing
6 14 (1.53%) Electronics
6 14 (1.53%) Investment Banking
7 8 (0.88%) Games
8 6 (0.66%) Advertising
8 6 (0.66%) Law
9 4 (0.44%) Back Office
9 4 (0.44%) Financial Institution
9 4 (0.44%) Legal
10 3 (0.33%) Aerospace
10 3 (0.33%) Pharmaceutical
11 2 (0.22%) Publishing
12 1 (0.11%) Billing
12 1 (0.11%) Japanese Language
12 1 (0.11%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 407 (44.58%) Developer
2 176 (19.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 149 (16.32%) Java Developer
4 76 (8.32%) Senior Developer
5 69 (7.56%) Scala Developer
6 46 (5.04%) Agile Developer
7 43 (4.71%) Architect
8 36 (3.94%) AWS Engineer
9 35 (3.83%) Senior DevOps
10 31 (3.40%) AWS DevOps
10 31 (3.40%) JavaScript Developer
10 31 (3.40%) Senior Java Developer
11 29 (3.18%) AWS DevOps Engineer
12 28 (3.07%) Consultant
13 26 (2.85%) Administrator
13 26 (2.85%) Tester
14 23 (2.52%) .NET Developer
15 20 (2.19%) Analyst
16 19 (2.08%) Ruby Developer
17 18 (1.97%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 247 (27.05%) HTML
2 234 (25.63%) REST
3 173 (18.95%) Spring
4 150 (16.43%) JSON
5 145 (15.88%) CSS
6 136 (14.90%) RESTful
7 123 (13.47%) .NET
8 121 (13.25%) XML
9 112 (12.27%) Web Services
10 102 (11.17%) SOAP
11 101 (11.06%) J2EE
12 100 (10.95%) HTML5
13 86 (9.42%) Node.js
14 84 (9.20%) Dropwizard
15 79 (8.65%) Servlets
16 77 (8.43%) Guice
17 74 (8.11%) Play Framework
18 71 (7.78%) AngularJS
19 66 (7.23%) Hibernate
20 64 (7.01%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 34 (3.72%) Public Cloud
2 32 (3.50%) Analytical Skills
3 24 (2.63%) Data Centre
3 24 (2.63%) Fintech
4 17 (1.86%) User Experience
5 14 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
5 14 (1.53%) Private Cloud
6 13 (1.42%) DataPower
6 13 (1.42%) Mobile App
7 12 (1.31%) Algorithms
7 12 (1.31%) PKI
8 11 (1.20%) Data Structures
8 11 (1.20%) Self-Motivation
8 11 (1.20%) W3C
9 9 (0.99%) Linux Command Line
10 8 (0.88%) Clustering
10 8 (0.88%) Enterprise Software
10 8 (0.88%) Management Information System
11 7 (0.77%) Analytical Mindset
11 7 (0.77%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 502 (54.98%) Linux
2 187 (20.48%) Unix
3 123 (13.47%) Windows
4 77 (8.43%) Mac OS X
5 69 (7.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 47 (5.15%) Windows Server
7 44 (4.82%) CentOS
8 30 (3.29%) Ubuntu
9 25 (2.74%) AIX
10 16 (1.75%) Apple iOS
10 16 (1.75%) Windows 10
10 16 (1.75%) Windows Server 2012
11 14 (1.53%) Android
11 14 (1.53%) Solaris
12 8 (0.88%) Windows 7
13 6 (0.66%) Windows Server 2008
14 4 (0.44%) Kali Linux
14 4 (0.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 4 (0.44%) Windows 8
15 2 (0.22%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 425 (46.55%) Agile Software Development
2 343 (37.57%) DevOps
3 342 (37.46%) Continuous Integration
4 324 (35.49%) Test Automation
5 313 (34.28%) Configuration Management
6 243 (26.62%) Open Source
7 231 (25.30%) Microservices
8 203 (22.23%) TDD
9 146 (15.99%) Scrum
10 143 (15.66%) Problem-Solving
11 128 (14.02%) BDD
12 113 (12.38%) OO
13 109 (11.94%) Responsive Web Design
14 108 (11.83%) Web Design
15 95 (10.41%) OOP
15 95 (10.41%) Web Development
16 87 (9.53%) Continuous Deployment
17 76 (8.32%) MVC
18 71 (7.78%) OWASP
18 71 (7.78%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 519 (56.85%) Java
2 258 (28.26%) JavaScript
3 243 (26.62%) Python
4 174 (19.06%) SQL
5 146 (15.99%) Ruby
6 101 (11.06%) Scala
7 97 (10.62%) Bash Shell
8 92 (10.08%) C#
9 82 (8.98%) Perl
10 52 (5.70%) PowerShell
11 51 (5.59%) Shell Script
12 49 (5.37%) Groovy
13 46 (5.04%) ES6
14 39 (4.27%) Java 8
15 36 (3.94%) PHP
16 27 (2.96%) TypeScript
17 25 (2.74%) C
17 25 (2.74%) Haskell
18 23 (2.52%) C++
19 13 (1.42%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 65 (7.12%) Security Cleared
2 59 (6.46%) BPSS Clearance
3 45 (4.93%) SC Cleared
4 29 (3.18%) Degree
5 14 (1.53%) Cisco Certification
6 13 (1.42%) Computer Science Degree
7 11 (1.20%) ITIL Certification
7 11 (1.20%) Microsoft Certification
8 9 (0.99%) CCNA
9 8 (0.88%) CCNP
9 8 (0.88%) CISSP
9 8 (0.88%) DBS Check
10 6 (0.66%) AWS Certification
10 6 (0.66%) CCIE
11 5 (0.55%) MCSA
12 4 (0.44%) A+ Certification
12 4 (0.44%) ISEB
12 4 (0.44%) MCDST
12 4 (0.44%) MCSE
12 4 (0.44%) OSCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 39 (4.27%) QA
2 11 (1.20%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.66%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.66%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 5 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.44%) GDPR
5 4 (0.44%) HIPAA
6 3 (0.33%) PSD2
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials
7 1 (0.11%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 1 (0.11%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.11%) HL7
7 1 (0.11%) ISO 13485
7 1 (0.11%) SLA
System Software
1 202 (22.12%) Docker
2 79 (8.65%) VMware Infrastructure
3 61 (6.68%) Virtual Machines
4 59 (6.46%) Active Directory
5 48 (5.26%) Xen
6 10 (1.10%) VMware ESXi
7 9 (0.99%) vSphere
8 6 (0.66%) Firmware
8 6 (0.66%) Shibboleth
9 4 (0.44%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.33%) BitLocker
10 3 (0.33%) KVM
10 3 (0.33%) Microsoft App-V
11 2 (0.22%) ISA Server
11 2 (0.22%) NDS
11 2 (0.22%) NetIQ eDirectory
11 2 (0.22%) Oracle RAC
11 2 (0.22%) Squid
11 2 (0.22%) VMware NSX
11 2 (0.22%) VMware Workstation
Systems Management
1 250 (27.38%) Puppet
2 140 (15.33%) Kubernetes
3 120 (13.14%) Terraform
4 116 (12.71%) Opscode Chef
5 101 (11.06%) Ansible
6 54 (5.91%) Grafana
7 33 (3.61%) Prometheus
8 32 (3.50%) Kibana
9 30 (3.29%) Packer
10 21 (2.30%) Docker Swarm
11 19 (2.08%) Salt
11 19 (2.08%) SCCM
12 15 (1.64%) Rancher
13 10 (1.10%) vCenter Server
14 8 (0.88%) Control-M
14 8 (0.88%) Nagios
15 6 (0.66%) ZABBIX
16 5 (0.55%) Norton AntiVirus
16 5 (0.55%) Perfmon
17 4 (0.44%) StatsD
Vendors
1 128 (14.02%) Google
2 104 (11.39%) Microsoft
3 87 (9.53%) VMware
4 64 (7.01%) Oracle
5 51 (5.59%) IBM
6 42 (4.60%) SAP
7 26 (2.85%) F5
8 23 (2.52%) Adobe
8 23 (2.52%) Cisco
9 22 (2.41%) webMethods
10 21 (2.30%) Atlassian
11 20 (2.19%) Red Hat
12 16 (1.75%) Black Duck
12 16 (1.75%) Citrix
12 16 (1.75%) hybris
13 15 (1.64%) CA
14 12 (1.31%) SolarWinds
15 10 (1.10%) HP
15 10 (1.10%) New Relic
16 8 (0.88%) Juniper