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 24 April 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
24 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 178 169 206
Rank change year-on-year -9 +37  
Contract jobs citing HTTP 654 829 652
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.41% 1.48% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.27% 9.81% 7.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 435 526 399
Median daily rate £475 £438 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.57% +9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £398
% change year-on-year +13.09% +5.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 5 9
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% -15.78%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £35.60 £35.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.90 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £40.00 £47.50
% change year-on-year +8.12% -15.78%  

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 6370 8451 8390
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.76% 15.12% 14.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 3852 5103 4591
Median daily rate £400 £386 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.76% +10.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £240 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £384 £363 £340
% change year-on-year +5.86% +6.61%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 373 368 451
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -13.79% +0.86%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.65 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.95 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -31.57% +16.66%  

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 24 April 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 24 April 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 24 April 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 -10 606 £475 +6.74% 188
London -5 295 £475 - 102
South East -61 87 £482 +20.40% 29
Yorkshire +40 62 £463 -1.59% 10
East of England +34 51 £508 +46.04% 12
West Yorkshire +21 37 £450 -4.76% 5
Leeds +22 31 £438 -7.89% 5
West Midlands +32 29 £500 +2.56% 9
City of London -6 28 £450 -14.28% 23
Berkshire +2 27 £475 +22.58% 10
North East +25 26 £404 +0.87% 3
Tyne and Wear +28 25 £404 +0.87% 3
Newcastle upon Tyne +22 25 £404 +0.87% 2
North West -11 25 £400 -13.97% 13
Essex +4 24 £550 +58.27% 2
Hampshire +2 24 £469 +20.96% 2
South Yorkshire +16 23 £488 +14.70% 4
East Midlands +5 23 £515 - 1
Sheffield +19 22 £488 +5.40% 4
West Sussex -27 19 £516 +14.61% 2
Southend-on-Sea -9 18 £550 +25.71% 1
Manchester +13 17 £400 -13.51% 6
Cambridgeshire +20 16 £450 -14.28% 4
Scotland -1 16 £423 +3.04% 1
Reading +3 15 £475 +13.43% 5
South West -14 15 £538 +43.33% 10
Shropshire +37 14 £500 +1.26% 2
Telford +37 13 £500 +1.26% 2
Worthing -9 12 £520 +15.55% 2
Wales +13 11 £296 -34.16% 1

For the 6 months to 24 April 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.

1 693 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
2 691 (53.82%) Linux
3 625 (48.68%) Java
4 497 (38.71%) Git (software)
5 430 (33.49%) HTML
6 419 (32.63%) Configuration Management
7 407 (31.70%) Continuous Integration
8 364 (28.35%) REST
8 364 (28.35%) Python
9 356 (27.73%) DevOps
10 342 (26.64%) JavaScript
11 337 (26.25%) Jenkins
12 323 (25.16%) TCP/IP
13 307 (23.91%) CSS
14 302 (23.52%) Relational Database
15 291 (22.66%) SSL
16 276 (21.50%) Scrum
17 275 (21.42%) Open Source
18 267 (20.79%) Unix
19 258 (20.09%) JSON
20 251 (19.55%) Web Services
21 250 (19.47%) TDD
22 249 (19.39%) Puppet
23 245 (19.08%) Ruby
24 244 (19.00%) Amazon AWS
25 239 (18.61%) Subversion
26 238 (18.54%) Responsive Web Design
27 232 (18.07%) Web Design
28 230 (17.91%) SQL
29 226 (17.60%) Apache

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
1 226 (17.60%) Apache
2 128 (9.97%) Tomcat
3 114 (8.88%) nginx
4 106 (8.26%) WebSphere
5 93 (7.24%) Confluence
6 77 (6.00%) JBoss
7 64 (4.98%) IIS
8 48 (3.74%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 48 (3.74%) WebLogic
9 45 (3.50%) Elasticsearch
10 39 (3.04%) CMS
11 32 (2.49%) Jetty
12 31 (2.41%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 28 (2.18%) Apache Spark
14 27 (2.10%) Mongrel
15 23 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
16 21 (1.64%) OpenStack
17 19 (1.48%) SharePoint
18 16 (1.25%) Sitecore CMS
19 14 (1.09%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 26 (2.02%) Microsoft Excel
2 8 (0.62%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.23%) Microsoft Office
3 3 (0.23%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.078%) Chatbot
4 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 13 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
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%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.078%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.078%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.078%) SDL Web 8
5 1 (0.078%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 244 (19.00%) Amazon AWS
2 102 (7.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (4.60%) Amazon EC2
4 50 (3.89%) GitHub
5 34 (2.65%) Google Cloud Platform
6 28 (2.18%) PaaS
7 26 (2.02%) Amazon S3
7 26 (2.02%) Google App Engine
7 26 (2.02%) IaaS
8 20 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
9 17 (1.32%) Google Analytics
10 16 (1.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
10 16 (1.25%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 13 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
12 12 (0.93%) Cloud Computing
13 9 (0.70%) Google Tag Manager
14 8 (0.62%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 8 (0.62%) SaaS
15 5 (0.39%) Amazon SQS
15 5 (0.39%) Sumo Logic
Communications & Networking
1 323 (25.16%) TCP/IP
2 291 (22.66%) SSL
3 183 (14.25%) DNS
4 87 (6.78%) HTTPS
5 85 (6.62%) Internet
6 73 (5.69%) Firewall
7 70 (5.45%) FTP
8 65 (5.06%) SSH
9 57 (4.44%) DHCP
10 45 (3.50%) LDAP
11 42 (3.27%) SMTP
12 39 (3.04%) VPN
13 37 (2.88%) IPsec
13 37 (2.88%) LAN
13 37 (2.88%) WAN
14 34 (2.65%) SAN
15 26 (2.02%) ICMP
15 26 (2.02%) Intrusion Detection
16 23 (1.79%) BGP
16 23 (1.79%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 302 (23.52%) Relational Database
2 226 (17.60%) MongoDB
3 159 (12.38%) PostgreSQL
4 139 (10.83%) MySQL
5 122 (9.50%) NoSQL
6 73 (5.69%) SQL Server
7 59 (4.60%) Redis
8 56 (4.36%) Hadoop
9 48 (3.74%) Neo4j
10 33 (2.57%) Big Data
11 30 (2.34%) Oracle Database
12 27 (2.10%) Apache Cassandra
13 22 (1.71%) Amazon RDS
14 18 (1.40%) HBase
15 16 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
16 15 (1.17%) DB2
17 11 (0.86%) Oracle Database 10g
18 9 (0.70%) CouchDB
18 9 (0.70%) RDBMS
19 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 497 (38.71%) Git (software)
2 337 (26.25%) Jenkins
3 239 (18.61%) Subversion
4 137 (10.67%) JIRA
5 136 (10.59%) JUnit
6 98 (7.63%) Maven
7 73 (5.69%) Cucumber
8 72 (5.61%) Selenium
9 45 (3.50%) Ant
10 34 (2.65%) Bitbucket
10 34 (2.65%) Grunt
11 33 (2.57%) Travis CI
11 33 (2.57%) WebDriver
12 30 (2.34%) gulp
13 28 (2.18%) Karma Test Runner
13 28 (2.18%) Mockito
14 27 (2.10%) IntelliJ
15 26 (2.02%) Gradle
16 25 (1.95%) Team Foundation Server
17 24 (1.87%) JMeter
General
1 108 (8.41%) Finance
2 46 (3.58%) Telecoms
3 43 (3.35%) Banking
4 23 (1.79%) Marketing
4 23 (1.79%) Retail
5 18 (1.40%) Manufacturing
6 16 (1.25%) Electronics
7 15 (1.17%) Legal
8 12 (0.93%) Law
9 11 (0.86%) Publishing
10 9 (0.70%) Advertising
11 8 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 8 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.55%) Games
13 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.23%) Back Office
14 3 (0.23%) Billing
15 2 (0.16%) Online Betting
16 1 (0.078%) German Language
16 1 (0.078%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 635 (49.45%) Developer
2 226 (17.60%) Java Developer
3 173 (13.47%) DevOps Engineer
4 142 (11.06%) Scala Developer
5 65 (5.06%) Senior Developer
6 62 (4.83%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 54 (4.21%) Architect
8 51 (3.97%) AWS Engineer
9 50 (3.89%) Software Engineer
10 48 (3.74%) AWS DevOps
11 47 (3.66%) Analyst
12 45 (3.50%) Consultant
13 38 (2.96%) Java Engineer
13 38 (2.96%) Java Scala Developer
14 36 (2.80%) Senior Java Developer
15 35 (2.73%) Linux Engineer
15 35 (2.73%) Python Developer
16 34 (2.65%) Administrator
16 34 (2.65%) Agile Developer
16 34 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 430 (33.49%) HTML
2 364 (28.35%) REST
3 307 (23.91%) CSS
4 258 (20.09%) JSON
5 251 (19.55%) Web Services
6 219 (17.06%) XML
7 197 (15.34%) RESTful
8 187 (14.56%) Spring
9 186 (14.49%) HTML5
10 146 (11.37%) Node.js
11 134 (10.44%) Ajax
12 127 (9.89%) CSS3
13 122 (9.50%) Play Framework
14 116 (9.03%) SOAP
15 112 (8.72%) .NET
16 105 (8.18%) AngularJS
17 102 (7.94%) Middleware
18 100 (7.79%) J2EE
19 91 (7.09%) Hibernate
20 88 (6.85%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 61 (4.75%) User Experience
2 51 (3.97%) Linux Command Line
3 47 (3.66%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (2.49%) Computer Science
5 27 (2.10%) Mobile App
6 26 (2.02%) Data Centre
7 25 (1.95%) MPEG
7 25 (1.95%) STB
8 22 (1.71%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.71%) PKI
9 19 (1.48%) Clustering
9 19 (1.48%) Digital TV
10 17 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
10 17 (1.32%) Public Cloud
11 15 (1.17%) Digital Media
12 14 (1.09%) Device Driver
12 14 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (0.86%) Replication
13 11 (0.86%) Video on Demand
14 9 (0.70%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 691 (53.82%) Linux
2 267 (20.79%) Unix
3 171 (13.32%) Windows
4 134 (10.44%) Mac OS X
5 82 (6.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 61 (4.75%) CentOS
7 59 (4.60%) Ubuntu
8 51 (3.97%) Windows Server
9 34 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (1.87%) CoreOS
11 23 (1.79%) Android
12 22 (1.71%) Windows Server 2003
13 21 (1.64%) Solaris
14 20 (1.56%) Windows Server 2012
15 18 (1.40%) Debian
16 17 (1.32%) AIX
16 17 (1.32%) Apple iOS
17 15 (1.17%) Windows 7
17 15 (1.17%) Windows XP
18 13 (1.01%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 693 (53.97%) Agile Software Development
2 419 (32.63%) Configuration Management
3 407 (31.70%) Continuous Integration
4 356 (27.73%) DevOps
5 276 (21.50%) Scrum
6 275 (21.42%) Open Source
7 250 (19.47%) TDD
8 238 (18.54%) Responsive Web Design
9 232 (18.07%) Web Design
10 200 (15.58%) Web Development
11 167 (13.01%) Automated Testing
12 156 (12.15%) Microservices
13 136 (10.59%) Software Engineering
14 126 (9.81%) Continuous Deployment
15 121 (9.42%) Mentoring
16 113 (8.80%) BDD
17 109 (8.49%) MVC
18 101 (7.87%) SOA
19 100 (7.79%) Continuous Delivery
20 98 (7.63%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 625 (48.68%) Java
2 364 (28.35%) Python
3 342 (26.64%) JavaScript
4 245 (19.08%) Ruby
5 230 (17.91%) SQL
6 216 (16.82%) Scala
7 150 (11.68%) C#
8 106 (8.26%) Bash Shell
9 105 (8.18%) Perl
10 76 (5.92%) PHP
11 75 (5.84%) PowerShell
12 62 (4.83%) C
13 61 (4.75%) C++
14 59 (4.60%) Shell Script
15 54 (4.21%) Groovy
16 45 (3.50%) Go
17 24 (1.87%) PL/SQL
18 22 (1.71%) Tcl
19 16 (1.25%) Haskell
20 14 (1.09%) VB
Qualifications
1 160 (12.46%) Security Cleared
2 116 (9.03%) SC Cleared
3 43 (3.35%) Degree
4 35 (2.73%) BPSS Clearance
5 24 (1.87%) Cisco Certification
6 18 (1.40%) CCNP
7 17 (1.32%) CCNA
8 12 (0.93%) JNCIA
9 10 (0.78%) CISSP
10 7 (0.55%) CCIP
10 7 (0.55%) ISTQB
10 7 (0.55%) JNCIP
11 6 (0.47%) CCDA
11 6 (0.47%) CCIE
11 6 (0.47%) JNCIS
12 5 (0.39%) BC Cleared
13 4 (0.31%) PMI Certification
13 4 (0.31%) SANS
14 3 (0.23%) IBM Certification
14 3 (0.23%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.50%) QA
2 20 (1.56%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (1.17%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.47%) HL7
5 6 (0.47%) PA-DSS
5 6 (0.47%) SLA
6 3 (0.23%) ISO22301
6 3 (0.23%) ISO27002
6 3 (0.23%) ISO27005
7 2 (0.16%) SDET
8 1 (0.078%) COBIT
8 1 (0.078%) COSO
8 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.078%) JSP 440
8 1 (0.078%) MiFID
8 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.078%) WCAG
System Software
1 180 (14.02%) Docker
2 86 (6.70%) VMware Infrastructure
3 38 (2.96%) Active Directory
4 37 (2.88%) Xen
5 35 (2.73%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (1.71%) Apache Flume
6 22 (1.71%) vCloud
7 14 (1.09%) KVM
8 13 (1.01%) NFS
9 11 (0.86%) Hyper-V
9 11 (0.86%) Oracle RAC
10 10 (0.78%) SRDF
10 10 (0.78%) vSphere
11 8 (0.62%) etcd
11 8 (0.62%) flannel
12 7 (0.55%) Postfix
12 7 (0.55%) Squid
13 6 (0.47%) HDFS
13 6 (0.47%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 249 (19.39%) Puppet
2 178 (13.86%) Ansible
3 127 (9.89%) Opscode Chef
4 61 (4.75%) Kubernetes
5 57 (4.44%) Kibana
6 43 (3.35%) Grafana
7 41 (3.19%) logstash
8 40 (3.12%) Salt
9 33 (2.57%) Terraform
10 30 (2.34%) Nagios
11 28 (2.18%) HAProxy
12 25 (1.95%) Graphite
13 21 (1.64%) ZABBIX
14 19 (1.48%) Rancher
15 18 (1.40%) Mesos
16 17 (1.32%) SELinux
17 16 (1.25%) Docker Swarm
17 16 (1.25%) WMI
18 15 (1.17%) Marathon
19 13 (1.01%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 147 (11.45%) Oracle
2 128 (9.97%) Google
3 120 (9.35%) VMware
4 81 (6.31%) IBM
5 79 (6.15%) Microsoft
6 54 (4.21%) Splunk
7 43 (3.35%) Red Hat
8 42 (3.27%) Cisco
9 28 (2.18%) Adobe
9 28 (2.18%) WSO2
10 27 (2.10%) SAP
11 21 (1.64%) Juniper
12 20 (1.56%) Rackspace
13 19 (1.48%) AppDynamics
14 18 (1.40%) Zend
15 17 (1.32%) SaltStack
16 16 (1.25%) EMC
16 16 (1.25%) HP
16 16 (1.25%) Sitecore
17 15 (1.17%) New Relic
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 6 hours ago
London
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Rate: £500 per annum
Posted: 3 hours ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 11 hours ago
London
FRG Technology Consulting
Rate: £350 - £450 per day + Excellent
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
Lafosse Contractors
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Sheffield, South Yorkshire
LA International
Posted: 3 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
South West London
Digital Skills
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £500 - £540 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
West London
Talent International
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: 3 days ago
Telford, Shropshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £480.00 - £520.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: 3 days ago
London
IntaPeople
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Experis Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
ANSON MCCADE
Rate: UKP 65000 per year
Posted: 4 days ago
London
LA International
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Southampton, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £620 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Experis Ltd
Rate: £400.00 - £440.00 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £550 - £600 per day + extensions
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + extensions
Posted: 5 days ago
Leicestershire
Nigel Frank International
Posted: 6 days ago
Worthing, West Sussex
Global Technology Solutions Ltd
Rate: £465 - £511.50 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
IQ Public Sector
Rate: £300.00 - £354.00 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Swindon, Wiltshire
Southern Lights Recruitment
Rate: £30000 - £35000 per annum + Excellent Benefits
Posted: 4 days ago
Bromley, Kent
Haysfm
Rate: £350.00 - £400.00 per day
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London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
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London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
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