Period
to 22 November 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 22 November 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
22 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 310 245 242
Rank change year-on-year -65 -3 -52
Contract jobs citing HTTP 680 1,186 1,145
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.83% 1.14% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.10% 8.81% 8.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 721 771
UK median daily rate £520 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £358 £361 £350
90th Percentile £675 £635 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £450 £475
% change year-on-year +11.11% -5.26% +11.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 29
UK median hourly rate £47.50 £33.50 £33.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +41.79% +1.52% +53.88%
10th Percentile £40.00 £19.65 £15.00
90th Percentile £53.75 £45.05 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year +32.81% - +113.33%

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 11,150 13,464 13,993
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.57% 12.97% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,672 8,117 8,529
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.12% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £191 £200 £181
90th Percentile £600 £606 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 644 637 746
UK median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +25.00% +5.26% -16.79%
10th Percentile £13.25 £12.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £52.50 £47.50 £46.82
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £19.00 £18.27
% change year-on-year +18.42% +4.00% -26.92%

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 22 November 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 22 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Top 16 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 22 November 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 -78 599 £513 +2.50% 271
UK excluding London -45 382 £500 +11.11% 192
London -62 276 £540 +2.86% 98
South East -12 117 £434 -8.68% 54
North of England -5 100 £525 +11.70% 38
Scotland +56 59 £525 +20.00% 10
North West -9 36 £550 +22.22% 17
Yorkshire +16 35 £550 +10.00% 19
South West -19 35 £450 +5.88% 37
East of England -14 34 £450 -14.29% 26
North East +21 30 £495 +10.00% 2
Midlands +14 28 £425 -15.00% 18
West Midlands +29 22 £540 +20.00% 15
Wales +9 8 £375 -5.66% 12
East Midlands +8 6 £356 -20.39% 3
Channel Islands - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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.

1 289 (42.50%) Linux
2 261 (38.38%) TCP/IP
3 259 (38.09%) Agile Software Development
4 242 (35.59%) Java
5 223 (32.79%) Continuous Integration
6 208 (30.59%) Git (software)
7 199 (29.26%) REST
8 197 (28.97%) Jenkins
9 183 (26.91%) Test Automation
10 174 (25.59%) SSL
11 172 (25.29%) HTML
12 170 (25.00%) JavaScript
13 153 (22.50%) Configuration Management
13 153 (22.50%) DevOps
14 147 (21.62%) JSON
15 146 (21.47%) Python
16 145 (21.32%) CSS
17 142 (20.88%) AWS
18 136 (20.00%) Windows
19 133 (19.56%) XML
20 132 (19.41%) DNS
21 128 (18.82%) SQL
21 128 (18.82%) Puppet
22 124 (18.24%) Open Source
23 122 (17.94%) Microservices
24 117 (17.21%) Apache
25 114 (16.76%) Google
26 111 (16.32%) Web Services
27 108 (15.88%) TDD
27 108 (15.88%) Docker

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
1 117 (17.21%) Apache
2 75 (11.03%) Tomcat
3 68 (10.00%) nginx
4 53 (7.79%) IIS
5 49 (7.21%) WebSphere
6 41 (6.03%) Jetty
7 39 (5.74%) JBoss
8 33 (4.85%) Mongrel
9 31 (4.56%) WebLogic
10 23 (3.38%) SharePoint
11 22 (3.24%) Confluence
12 19 (2.79%) Elasticsearch
12 19 (2.79%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (2.21%) CMS
14 14 (2.06%) K2 blackpearl
15 11 (1.62%) WebSphere Application Server
16 9 (1.32%) Apache Spark
17 7 (1.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
18 6 (0.88%) IBM HTTP Server
19 5 (0.74%) WebSphere Portal
Applications
1 11 (1.62%) Microsoft Excel
2 5 (0.74%) MS Visio
3 4 (0.59%) Chatbot
3 4 (0.59%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.15%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 13 (1.91%) BusinessWorks
2 10 (1.47%) Magento
3 9 (1.32%) Oracle BPM
4 4 (0.59%) Temenos T24
5 1 (0.15%) Adobe Campaign
5 1 (0.15%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.15%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.15%) SAP CAR
5 1 (0.15%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 142 (20.88%) AWS
2 71 (10.44%) GCP
2 71 (10.44%) GitHub
3 62 (9.12%) Azure
4 45 (6.62%) Amazon EC2
5 35 (5.15%) Google Analytics
6 33 (4.85%) Google App Engine
7 22 (3.24%) PaaS
8 21 (3.09%) Office 365
9 19 (2.79%) Route 53
10 17 (2.50%) OpenShift
11 13 (1.91%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 12 (1.76%) Amazon ELB
12 12 (1.76%) Amazon S3
12 12 (1.76%) npm
12 12 (1.76%) Serverless
13 11 (1.62%) Cloud Computing
14 10 (1.47%) SaaS
15 8 (1.18%) AWS Lambda
16 6 (0.88%) Azure Active Directory
Communications & Networking
1 261 (38.38%) TCP/IP
2 174 (25.59%) SSL
3 132 (19.41%) DNS
4 87 (12.79%) HTTPS
5 77 (11.32%) FTP
6 75 (11.03%) DHCP
7 67 (9.85%) Firewall
8 65 (9.56%) IPsec
9 60 (8.82%) SMTP
10 37 (5.44%) Internet
11 31 (4.56%) Wireshark
12 26 (3.82%) Network Security
13 23 (3.38%) VPN
14 19 (2.79%) SNMP
15 15 (2.21%) Ethernet
16 14 (2.06%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
16 14 (2.06%) Intrusion Detection
16 14 (2.06%) OSPF
16 14 (2.06%) VoIP
17 13 (1.91%) BGP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 92 (13.53%) MongoDB
2 80 (11.76%) Relational Database
3 79 (11.62%) MySQL
4 66 (9.71%) SQL Server
5 55 (8.09%) NoSQL
6 44 (6.47%) PostgreSQL
7 27 (3.97%) Apache Cassandra
8 21 (3.09%) RDBMS
9 14 (2.06%) Big Data
10 12 (1.76%) Neo4j
10 12 (1.76%) SQL Server 2012
11 11 (1.62%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (1.32%) Oracle Database
13 6 (0.88%) Infinispan
14 4 (0.59%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 4 (0.59%) Couchbase
14 4 (0.59%) Flink
14 4 (0.59%) Hadoop
14 4 (0.59%) Oracle Database 12c
14 4 (0.59%) Redis
Development Applications
1 208 (30.59%) Git (software)
2 197 (28.97%) Jenkins
3 74 (10.88%) JUnit
4 61 (8.97%) Selenium
5 55 (8.09%) Cucumber
6 51 (7.50%) Subversion
7 46 (6.76%) Gatling
8 45 (6.62%) Travis CI
9 35 (5.15%) JIRA
10 32 (4.71%) Maven
11 30 (4.41%) GitLab
11 30 (4.41%) gulp
12 28 (4.12%) Gradle
12 28 (4.12%) Mockito
13 25 (3.68%) Ant
14 21 (3.09%) SonarQube
15 20 (2.94%) Eclipse
16 15 (2.21%) IntelliJ
17 13 (1.91%) Karma Test Runner
18 12 (1.76%) Sublime Text
General
1 86 (12.65%) Finance
2 68 (10.00%) Public Sector
3 56 (8.24%) Banking
4 14 (2.06%) Investment Banking
5 13 (1.91%) Front Office
5 13 (1.91%) Telecoms
6 11 (1.62%) Financial Institution
7 10 (1.47%) Retail
8 8 (1.18%) Games
9 5 (0.74%) Marketing
9 5 (0.74%) Multimedia
10 4 (0.59%) Electronics
10 4 (0.59%) Manufacturing
10 4 (0.59%) Pharmaceutical
11 3 (0.44%) Advertising
11 3 (0.44%) Legal
12 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
12 2 (0.29%) Back Office
12 2 (0.29%) Publishing
13 1 (0.15%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 302 (44.41%) Developer
2 69 (10.15%) DevOps Engineer
3 67 (9.85%) Java Developer
4 61 (8.97%) Senior Developer
5 60 (8.82%) Analyst
6 45 (6.62%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 43 (6.32%) Scala Developer
8 30 (4.41%) Agile Developer
8 30 (4.41%) Architect
9 29 (4.26%) Consultant
10 28 (4.12%) Agile Java Developer
11 22 (3.24%) JavaScript Developer
12 21 (3.09%) React Developer
13 20 (2.94%) Senior Java Developer
14 18 (2.65%) Security Analyst
15 17 (2.50%) AWS Engineer
15 17 (2.50%) Network Engineer
15 17 (2.50%) Security Engineer
16 15 (2.21%) C# Developer
16 15 (2.21%) Node.js Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 199 (29.26%) REST
2 172 (25.29%) HTML
3 147 (21.62%) JSON
4 145 (21.32%) CSS
5 133 (19.56%) XML
6 111 (16.32%) Web Services
7 98 (14.41%) HTML5
8 88 (12.94%) RESTful
9 86 (12.65%) Spring
10 85 (12.50%) SOAP
11 81 (11.91%) Node.js
12 74 (10.88%) J2EE
13 73 (10.74%) .NET
14 67 (9.85%) CSS3
15 66 (9.71%) Play Framework
16 62 (9.12%) AngularJS
17 49 (7.21%) Guice
18 45 (6.62%) Servlets
19 37 (5.44%) Gherkin
20 36 (5.29%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 61 (8.97%) Analytical Skills
2 32 (4.71%) User Experience
3 21 (3.09%) Mobile App
4 18 (2.65%) Enterprise Software
5 17 (2.50%) Management Information System
6 16 (2.35%) Clustering
6 16 (2.35%) Greenfield Project
7 15 (2.21%) Security Operations Centre
7 15 (2.21%) Virtual Team
8 14 (2.06%) Data Centre
9 13 (1.91%) PKI
10 11 (1.62%) Client/Server
10 11 (1.62%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (1.32%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
12 8 (1.18%) Fibre Optics
13 7 (1.03%) Cyber Defence
13 7 (1.03%) DataPower
13 7 (1.03%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 5 (0.74%) Cloud Native
14 5 (0.74%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 289 (42.50%) Linux
2 136 (20.00%) Windows
3 103 (15.15%) Unix
4 48 (7.06%) Windows Server
5 34 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (3.24%) Ubuntu
7 21 (3.09%) Android
7 21 (3.09%) Windows Server 2012
8 20 (2.94%) CentOS
9 19 (2.79%) Mac OS X
10 18 (2.65%) Apple iOS
11 9 (1.32%) Debian
11 9 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
12 8 (1.18%) SUSE
13 6 (0.88%) Windows 10
14 5 (0.74%) Check Point GAiA
14 5 (0.74%) Mac OS
15 3 (0.44%) VMS
15 3 (0.44%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 259 (38.09%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (32.79%) Continuous Integration
3 183 (26.91%) Test Automation
4 153 (22.50%) Configuration Management
4 153 (22.50%) DevOps
5 124 (18.24%) Open Source
6 122 (17.94%) Microservices
7 108 (15.88%) TDD
8 104 (15.29%) Scrum
9 81 (11.91%) Problem-Solving
10 73 (10.74%) Web Development
11 59 (8.68%) BDD
12 56 (8.24%) Analytics
13 52 (7.65%) MVC
14 51 (7.50%) Mentoring
15 49 (7.21%) Front End Development
16 48 (7.06%) SIEM
17 47 (6.91%) Software Engineering
18 44 (6.47%) Unit Testing
19 42 (6.18%) Continuous Deployment
Programming Languages
1 242 (35.59%) Java
2 170 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 146 (21.47%) Python
4 128 (18.82%) SQL
5 91 (13.38%) Ruby
6 83 (12.21%) Scala
7 66 (9.71%) Bash Shell
8 48 (7.06%) PowerShell
9 44 (6.47%) Perl
10 43 (6.32%) C#
11 32 (4.71%) TypeScript
12 30 (4.41%) PHP
13 22 (3.24%) ES6
14 19 (2.79%) Groovy
14 19 (2.79%) Java 8
15 18 (2.65%) Shell Script
16 14 (2.06%) Kotlin
17 12 (1.76%) C
17 12 (1.76%) Haskell
18 11 (1.62%) C++
Qualifications
1 72 (10.59%) Security Cleared
2 46 (6.76%) SC Cleared
3 44 (6.47%) Cisco Certification
4 42 (6.18%) Degree
5 31 (4.56%) CCNP
6 29 (4.26%) CCNA
7 28 (4.12%) BPSS Clearance
8 16 (2.35%) CISSP
9 14 (2.06%) Computer Science Degree
10 12 (1.76%) CCIE
11 11 (1.62%) DV Cleared
11 11 (1.62%) GCIA
11 11 (1.62%) GCIH
11 11 (1.62%) GIAC
11 11 (1.62%) Microsoft Certification
12 10 (1.47%) TOGAF Certification
13 9 (1.32%) CEH
14 8 (1.18%) JNCIA
14 8 (1.18%) JNCIP
14 8 (1.18%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 26 (3.82%) WCAG
2 24 (3.53%) QA
3 9 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
4 6 (0.88%) GDPR
4 6 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.88%) NIST
5 4 (0.59%) MiFID
6 3 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials
6 3 (0.44%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
7 2 (0.29%) HL7
8 1 (0.15%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.15%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.15%) SLA
System Software
1 108 (15.88%) Docker
2 58 (8.53%) VMware Infrastructure
3 33 (4.85%) Xen
4 31 (4.56%) Active Directory
5 23 (3.38%) Virtual Machines
6 14 (2.06%) VMware ESXi
7 7 (1.03%) VirtualBox
8 3 (0.44%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.44%) PowerDNS
8 3 (0.44%) vSphere
9 2 (0.29%) Samba
9 2 (0.29%) Snort
9 2 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
9 2 (0.29%) VMware NSX
10 1 (0.15%) Apache Flume
10 1 (0.15%) HDFS
10 1 (0.15%) NFS
10 1 (0.15%) Postfix
10 1 (0.15%) Sendmail
10 1 (0.15%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 128 (18.82%) Puppet
2 82 (12.06%) Opscode Chef
3 75 (11.03%) Kubernetes
4 70 (10.29%) Ansible
5 59 (8.68%) Terraform
6 43 (6.32%) Kibana
7 39 (5.74%) Grafana
8 27 (3.97%) Salt
9 12 (1.76%) Control-M
9 12 (1.76%) Rancher
10 11 (1.62%) Docker Swarm
11 10 (1.47%) Single Sign-On
12 8 (1.18%) Nessus
13 7 (1.03%) logstash
14 6 (0.88%) Prometheus
15 5 (0.74%) Consul
15 5 (0.74%) FortiGate
15 5 (0.74%) Hadoop YARN
15 5 (0.74%) ITRS Geneos
15 5 (0.74%) Packer
Vendors
1 114 (16.76%) Google
2 88 (12.94%) Microsoft
3 68 (10.00%) VMware
4 39 (5.74%) Oracle
5 35 (5.15%) Cisco
6 33 (4.85%) Red Hat
7 31 (4.56%) Splunk
8 21 (3.09%) SAP
9 20 (2.94%) Juniper
10 18 (2.65%) IBM
11 17 (2.50%) F5
11 17 (2.50%) TIBCO
12 14 (2.06%) Dell
13 13 (1.91%) Adobe
14 12 (1.76%) BMC
15 11 (1.62%) CheckPoint
16 10 (1.47%) SolarWinds
16 10 (1.47%) Zend
17 9 (1.32%) Fortinet
17 9 (1.32%) webMethods