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 27 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 203 162 222
Rank change year-on-year -41 +60  
Contract jobs citing HTTP 581 839 572
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.23% 1.55% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.01% 9.63% 7.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 364 547 347
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 £315 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £487 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +21.81% +6.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 17 14
Median hourly rate £26.25 £20.83 £27.66
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +26.02% -24.69%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.18 £15.00 £15.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.55 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.90 £20.83 £45.00
% change year-on-year -23.65% -53.71%  

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 6447 8714 7937
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.68% 16.14% 14.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 3816 5270 4473
Median daily rate £400 £390 £355
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.85%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £240 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 433 468
Median hourly rate £28.27 £28.50 £23.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.82% +23.91%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

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 27 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 27 June 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 27 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 -37 549 £500 +11.11% 156
London -36 293 £500 +5.26% 69
South East -44 78 £500 +29.87% 24
East of England +42 56 £500 -4.76% 17
City of London -5 51 £525 - 13
Essex +25 41 £500 -
Yorkshire -2 39 £450 +1.69% 6
West Midlands +28 35 £475 -2.56% 7
West Yorkshire +8 32 £425 -1.16% 5
Southend-on-Sea - 30 £500 -
West Sussex -6 25 £520 +15.55%
Berkshire +6 23 £513 +36.66% 9
Shropshire +15 19 £500 +2.56%
Worthing -1 19 £520 +22.35%
Leeds 0 18 £420 -2.32% 3
Telford +15 17 £500 +2.56%
South West -3 16 £350 +7.69% 7
East Midlands +1 15 £508 +19.34% 3
North West -30 15 £535 +22.28% 20
Hampshire +1 14 £505 +26.25% 3
Cheshire +11 10 £550 +4.76% 7
Reading +11 10 £525 +40.00% 3
Scotland +10 10 £425 +25.00% 7
Hammersmith +3 9 £555 +5.71%
Birmingham - 9 £385 - 3
Bedfordshire -1 8 £288 -17.85% 1
Luton - 8 £288 -
Croydon -15 7 £450 +16.50%
Bristol +1 6 £325 -10.34% 3
Sheffield -7 6 £475 -5.00%

For the 6 months to 27 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.

1 703 (54.75%) Agile Software Development
2 700 (54.52%) Linux
3 589 (45.87%) Java
4 575 (44.78%) Git (software)
5 480 (37.38%) Configuration Management
6 431 (33.57%) Continuous Integration
7 419 (32.63%) HTML
8 414 (32.24%) Test Automation
8 414 (32.24%) DevOps
9 409 (31.85%) Python
10 383 (29.83%) Jenkins
11 352 (27.41%) TCP/IP
11 352 (27.41%) REST
12 343 (26.71%) CSS
13 332 (25.86%) SSL
14 325 (25.31%) JavaScript
15 306 (23.83%) Open Source
16 304 (23.68%) Relational Database
17 295 (22.98%) Ruby
18 289 (22.51%) Puppet
19 287 (22.35%) JSON
20 286 (22.27%) Scrum
21 266 (20.72%) TDD
22 257 (20.02%) Subversion
22 257 (20.02%) Amazon AWS
23 246 (19.16%) Unix
24 243 (18.93%) Apache
25 239 (18.61%) Web Services
26 229 (17.83%) Responsive Web Design
27 226 (17.60%) Scala

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
1 243 (18.93%) Apache
2 127 (9.89%) Confluence
3 124 (9.66%) Tomcat
4 111 (8.64%) nginx
5 98 (7.63%) JBoss
6 97 (7.55%) WebSphere
7 57 (4.44%) WebLogic
8 56 (4.36%) IIS
9 46 (3.58%) Elasticsearch
10 42 (3.27%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 28 (2.18%) Apache Spark
11 28 (2.18%) CMS
11 28 (2.18%) OpenStack
12 27 (2.10%) Jetty
13 25 (1.95%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 23 (1.79%) Mongrel
14 23 (1.79%) WebSphere Application Server
15 19 (1.48%) SharePoint
16 17 (1.32%) IBM HTTP Server
17 14 (1.09%) 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
1 257 (20.02%) Amazon AWS
2 94 (7.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 60 (4.67%) Amazon EC2
4 46 (3.58%) GitHub
5 35 (2.73%) IaaS
6 34 (2.65%) Amazon S3
7 28 (2.18%) Google Cloud Platform
8 24 (1.87%) Cloud Computing
9 23 (1.79%) PaaS
9 23 (1.79%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 22 (1.71%) Google App Engine
11 20 (1.56%) Amazon ELB
12 19 (1.48%) Google Analytics
13 16 (1.25%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (1.09%) SaaS
15 9 (0.70%) Slack
16 8 (0.62%) AWS CloudFormation
16 8 (0.62%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 5 (0.39%) Google Tag Manager
18 4 (0.31%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 352 (27.41%) TCP/IP
2 332 (25.86%) SSL
3 190 (14.80%) DNS
4 110 (8.57%) HTTPS
5 88 (6.85%) Firewall
6 71 (5.53%) LDAP
7 68 (5.30%) FTP
8 66 (5.14%) Internet
9 63 (4.91%) SSH
10 49 (3.82%) SMTP
11 44 (3.43%) DHCP
12 43 (3.35%) IPsec
13 42 (3.27%) VPN
14 40 (3.12%) LAN
15 35 (2.73%) Network Security
16 34 (2.65%) WAN
17 23 (1.79%) Intrusion Detection
18 21 (1.64%) ICMP
18 21 (1.64%) SNMP
19 19 (1.48%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 304 (23.68%) Relational Database
2 218 (16.98%) MongoDB
3 152 (11.84%) MySQL
4 134 (10.44%) PostgreSQL
5 102 (7.94%) NoSQL
6 78 (6.07%) SQL Server
7 49 (3.82%) Hadoop
8 44 (3.43%) Apache Cassandra
9 42 (3.27%) Redis
10 36 (2.80%) Big Data
11 26 (2.02%) Neo4j
12 24 (1.87%) Amazon RDS
12 24 (1.87%) Oracle Database
13 11 (0.86%) DB2
13 11 (0.86%) Oracle Database 11g
13 11 (0.86%) RDBMS
14 9 (0.70%) MariaDB
14 9 (0.70%) MS Access
14 9 (0.70%) Siebel EIM
14 9 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 575 (44.78%) Git (software)
2 383 (29.83%) Jenkins
3 257 (20.02%) Subversion
4 172 (13.40%) JIRA
5 144 (11.21%) JUnit
6 109 (8.49%) Maven
7 72 (5.61%) Selenium
8 50 (3.89%) Ant
9 48 (3.74%) Cucumber
10 45 (3.50%) Bitbucket
11 39 (3.04%) Grunt
12 38 (2.96%) gulp
13 35 (2.73%) Gatling
14 33 (2.57%) IntelliJ
15 30 (2.34%) Sonatype Nexus
15 30 (2.34%) WebDriver
16 29 (2.26%) JMeter
17 26 (2.02%) Gradle
17 26 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
18 24 (1.87%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 95 (7.40%) Finance
2 43 (3.35%) Banking
2 43 (3.35%) Telecoms
3 26 (2.02%) Marketing
4 23 (1.79%) Retail
5 19 (1.48%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.40%) 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
1 593 (46.18%) Developer
2 218 (16.98%) DevOps Engineer
3 194 (15.11%) Java Developer
4 160 (12.46%) Scala Developer
5 56 (4.36%) AWS Engineer
6 54 (4.21%) Architect
7 53 (4.13%) AWS DevOps
8 52 (4.05%) Senior Developer
9 50 (3.89%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 47 (3.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 46 (3.58%) Consultant
12 45 (3.50%) Linux Engineer
13 42 (3.27%) Java Scala Developer
14 41 (3.19%) Analyst
15 38 (2.96%) Agile Developer
15 38 (2.96%) UI Developer
16 35 (2.73%) Java Engineer
17 33 (2.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
18 31 (2.41%) Software Engineer
19 29 (2.26%) Operations Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 419 (32.63%) HTML
2 352 (27.41%) REST
3 343 (26.71%) CSS
4 287 (22.35%) JSON
5 239 (18.61%) Web Services
6 222 (17.29%) XML
7 212 (16.51%) HTML5
8 208 (16.20%) Spring
9 202 (15.73%) RESTful
10 168 (13.08%) Ajax
11 166 (12.93%) CSS3
12 153 (11.92%) Play Framework
13 138 (10.75%) SOAP
14 134 (10.44%) Node.js
15 113 (8.80%) .NET
16 110 (8.57%) J2EE
17 106 (8.26%) Django
18 104 (8.10%) Middleware
19 101 (7.87%) Ruby on Rails
20 99 (7.71%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 63 (4.91%) User Experience
2 61 (4.75%) Linux Command Line
3 52 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
4 26 (2.02%) Computer Science
4 26 (2.02%) Data Centre
4 26 (2.02%) Mobile App
5 25 (1.95%) Management Information System
6 24 (1.87%) PKI
7 23 (1.79%) Public Cloud
8 21 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 18 (1.40%) Client/Server
9 18 (1.40%) Clustering
10 16 (1.25%) Video on Demand
11 15 (1.17%) MPEG
12 14 (1.09%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (0.93%) DataPower
13 12 (0.93%) Hedge funds
13 12 (0.93%) STB
14 11 (0.86%) Algorithms
15 10 (0.78%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 700 (54.52%) Linux
2 246 (19.16%) Unix
3 164 (12.77%) Windows
4 117 (9.11%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 99 (7.71%) Mac OS X
6 79 (6.15%) CentOS
7 62 (4.83%) Ubuntu
8 50 (3.89%) Windows Server
9 35 (2.73%) Windows Server 2008
10 28 (2.18%) Windows Server 2003
11 24 (1.87%) Android
12 22 (1.71%) Windows Server 2012
13 20 (1.56%) AIX
14 18 (1.40%) CoreOS
14 18 (1.40%) Solaris
15 17 (1.32%) Windows 10
15 17 (1.32%) Windows 7
16 15 (1.17%) Apple iOS
16 15 (1.17%) Windows XP
17 14 (1.09%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 703 (54.75%) Agile Software Development
2 480 (37.38%) Configuration Management
3 431 (33.57%) Continuous Integration
4 414 (32.24%) DevOps
4 414 (32.24%) Test Automation
5 306 (23.83%) Open Source
6 286 (22.27%) Scrum
7 266 (20.72%) TDD
8 229 (17.83%) Responsive Web Design
9 226 (17.60%) Web Design
10 174 (13.55%) Web Development
11 172 (13.40%) Microservices
12 138 (10.75%) Mentoring
13 126 (9.81%) Software Engineering
14 123 (9.58%) Continuous Delivery
14 123 (9.58%) MVC
15 110 (8.57%) Kanban
16 107 (8.33%) SOA
17 100 (7.79%) OWASP
18 91 (7.09%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 589 (45.87%) Java
2 409 (31.85%) Python
3 325 (25.31%) JavaScript
4 295 (22.98%) Ruby
5 226 (17.60%) Scala
6 224 (17.45%) SQL
7 173 (13.47%) C#
8 149 (11.60%) Bash Shell
9 129 (10.05%) Perl
10 82 (6.39%) Shell Script
11 76 (5.92%) Groovy
12 73 (5.69%) PHP
13 72 (5.61%) PowerShell
14 54 (4.21%) C
15 43 (3.35%) C++
16 35 (2.73%) Go
17 26 (2.02%) PL/SQL
18 22 (1.71%) Korn
18 22 (1.71%) Tcl
18 22 (1.71%) VB
Qualifications
1 156 (12.15%) Security Cleared
2 113 (8.80%) SC Cleared
3 37 (2.88%) Degree
4 31 (2.41%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (2.18%) CISSP
6 22 (1.71%) CEH
7 20 (1.56%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.32%) 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%) Siebel Certification
15 6 (0.47%) ISTQB
16 5 (0.39%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 70 (5.45%) QA
2 16 (1.25%) Disclosure Scotland
3 8 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (0.62%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.62%) SLA
4 4 (0.31%) ISO 22301
4 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
4 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 2 (0.16%) HL7
5 2 (0.16%) MiFID
5 2 (0.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.078%) COBIT
6 1 (0.078%) COSO
6 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
6 1 (0.078%) GCP
6 1 (0.078%) ISAE 3402
6 1 (0.078%) PA-DSS
6 1 (0.078%) SSAE 16
6 1 (0.078%) WAI
6 1 (0.078%) WCAG
System Software
1 226 (17.60%) Docker
2 80 (6.23%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (3.58%) Active Directory
4 41 (3.19%) Xen
5 32 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
6 27 (2.10%) vCloud
7 23 (1.79%) Apache Flume
8 17 (1.32%) 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 4 (0.31%) Virtual Desktop
14 3 (0.23%) etcd
14 3 (0.23%) Firmware
14 3 (0.23%) flannel
14 3 (0.23%) VirtualBox
15 2 (0.16%) Hyper-V
15 2 (0.16%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 289 (22.51%) Puppet
2 224 (17.45%) Ansible
3 174 (13.55%) Opscode Chef
4 88 (6.85%) Kubernetes
5 57 (4.44%) Kibana
6 52 (4.05%) logstash
7 50 (3.89%) Grafana
8 45 (3.50%) Terraform
9 38 (2.96%) HAProxy
10 35 (2.73%) Salt
11 32 (2.49%) ZABBIX
12 31 (2.41%) Nagios
13 28 (2.18%) Graphite
14 22 (1.71%) Rancher
15 20 (1.56%) Docker Swarm
16 16 (1.25%) Mesos
17 14 (1.09%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 13 (1.01%) OpenAM
18 13 (1.01%) SELinux
19 12 (0.93%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 159 (12.38%) Google
2 146 (11.37%) Oracle
3 119 (9.27%) VMware
4 93 (7.24%) Microsoft
5 80 (6.23%) IBM
6 57 (4.44%) Splunk
7 47 (3.66%) WSO2
8 42 (3.27%) Red Hat
9 31 (2.41%) Cisco
9 31 (2.41%) SAP
10 30 (2.34%) SaltStack
11 28 (2.18%) Adobe
12 27 (2.10%) HP
13 19 (1.48%) Juniper
13 19 (1.48%) Siebel
14 18 (1.40%) webMethods
15 17 (1.32%) F5
16 15 (1.17%) Dell
17 14 (1.09%) Sitecore
18 13 (1.01%) Dynatrace
East Riding
Oscar
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
South East London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
City, London
Roc Search
Posted: 5 hours ago
City, London
EPAM Systems
Rate: From £200 to £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
Synergize Consulting
Rate: Unspecified TBC
Posted: Yesterday
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Burns Sheehan
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
West London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Digital Gurus
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 6 days ago