Period
to 19 April 2018

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 April 2018 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 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 235 188 166
Rank change year-on-year -47 -22 +37
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,149 1,309 1,656
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.14% 1.41% 1.55%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.62% 9.91% 10.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 824 876 1,085
UK median daily rate £500 £468 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +5.06% +11.25%
10th Percentile £350 £341 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £463 £450 £401
% change year-on-year +2.78% +12.15% +3.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 23 18
UK median hourly rate £31.00 £43.00 £41.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -27.91% +4.56% -4.91%
10th Percentile £15.65 £20.50 £19.66
90th Percentile £41.51 £56.75 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £41.13
% change year-on-year -19.54% +5.78% -0.30%

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 13,329 13,215 15,631
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.18% 14.26% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,223 8,010 9,261
UK median daily rate £415 £402 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% +0.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £209 £213
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £380 £375
% change year-on-year +1.32% +1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 737 736 721
UK median hourly rate £19.40 £22.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -11.84% -12.00% +16.06%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.61 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £20.99 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.46% -16.06% +10.23%

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 April 2018.

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 April 2018.

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 19 April 2018. 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 -39 1,075 £500 +5.26% 291
London -27 612 £525 +9.38% 137
UK excluding London -48 515 £463 +2.78% 166
South East -30 182 £464 +0.27% 45
North of England -71 107 £450 +2.27% 43
East of England +5 82 £500 - 21
Yorkshire -54 59 £463 +2.78% 21
Midlands -38 53 £500 +5.26% 15
West Midlands -30 50 £500 +5.26% 11
North West -35 42 £450 +5.88% 18
Scotland -17 41 £413 -0.60% 11
South West +12 37 £425 -5.56% 30
North East -4 10 £608 +53.31% 4
Wales -41 10 £375 -6.54%
East Midlands -28 3 - - 4
Northern Ireland - 3 £460 - 1

For the 6 months to 19 April 2018, 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.

1 628 (54.66%) Agile Software Development
2 580 (50.48%) Java
3 493 (42.91%) Linux
4 404 (35.16%) Git (software)
5 363 (31.59%) Continuous Integration
6 359 (31.24%) TCP/IP
7 346 (30.11%) JavaScript
7 346 (30.11%) REST
8 328 (28.55%) Test Automation
9 326 (28.37%) Jenkins
10 315 (27.42%) TDD
11 309 (26.89%) HTML
12 302 (26.28%) Web Services
13 295 (25.67%) DevOps
14 289 (25.15%) SSL
15 273 (23.76%) Configuration Management
16 257 (22.37%) CSS
17 240 (20.89%) Python
18 235 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
19 231 (20.10%) XML
20 229 (19.93%) Open Source
21 226 (19.67%) Docker
22 216 (18.80%) Relational Database
23 215 (18.71%) Scrum
24 208 (18.10%) Puppet
25 207 (18.02%) Unix
26 206 (17.93%) SQL
27 203 (17.67%) Microservices
28 201 (17.49%) MongoDB
29 196 (17.06%) 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
1 196 (17.06%) Apache
2 121 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 97 (8.44%) WebSphere
4 90 (7.83%) Confluence
5 71 (6.18%) nginx
6 53 (4.61%) Elasticsearch
7 51 (4.44%) JBoss
8 41 (3.57%) IIS
9 37 (3.22%) Apache Spark
10 31 (2.70%) WebLogic
11 29 (2.52%) Jetty
12 24 (2.09%) Mongrel
13 23 (2.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 17 (1.48%) CMS
15 11 (0.96%) Commerce Server
16 10 (0.87%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.87%) MS Exchange
16 10 (0.87%) WebSphere Application Server
17 9 (0.78%) OpenStack
18 8 (0.70%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 5 (0.44%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.35%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Office
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.087%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.087%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 8 (0.70%) Magento
2 6 (0.52%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.35%) Global One
4 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.26%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.087%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.087%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 235 (20.45%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (7.31%) Amazon EC2
3 81 (7.05%) Microsoft Azure
4 67 (5.83%) GitHub
5 46 (4.00%) Amazon S3
6 38 (3.31%) AWS CloudFormation
6 38 (3.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 34 (2.96%) Google Cloud Platform
8 33 (2.87%) PaaS
9 28 (2.44%) Heroku
9 28 (2.44%) Route 53
10 23 (2.00%) Google App Engine
10 23 (2.00%) SaaS
10 23 (2.00%) Serverless
11 18 (1.57%) npm
12 16 (1.39%) Google Analytics
12 16 (1.39%) Slack
13 15 (1.31%) AWS Lambda
14 14 (1.22%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 14 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 359 (31.24%) TCP/IP
2 289 (25.15%) SSL
3 163 (14.19%) DNS
4 139 (12.10%) FTP
5 85 (7.40%) Firewall
6 82 (7.14%) SMTP
7 71 (6.18%) Internet
8 69 (6.01%) IPsec
9 55 (4.79%) DHCP
10 47 (4.09%) HTTPS
11 42 (3.66%) SSH
12 31 (2.70%) VPN
13 26 (2.26%) VoIP
14 20 (1.74%) Network Security
14 20 (1.74%) WAN
15 17 (1.48%) LAN
16 15 (1.31%) IMAP
17 14 (1.22%) MPLS
18 13 (1.13%) Intrusion Detection
18 13 (1.13%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 216 (18.80%) Relational Database
2 201 (17.49%) MongoDB
3 138 (12.01%) NoSQL
4 134 (11.66%) MySQL
5 126 (10.97%) PostgreSQL
6 117 (10.18%) SQL Server
7 59 (5.13%) RDBMS
8 57 (4.96%) Apache Cassandra
9 46 (4.00%) Neo4j
10 41 (3.57%) Big Data
11 39 (3.39%) Amazon RDS
12 31 (2.70%) Redis
13 25 (2.18%) Hadoop
14 22 (1.91%) DB2
15 16 (1.39%) HBase
15 16 (1.39%) SQL Server 2008
16 14 (1.22%) CouchDB
17 13 (1.13%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 11 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 10 (0.87%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 404 (35.16%) Git (software)
2 326 (28.37%) Jenkins
3 160 (13.93%) Subversion
4 133 (11.58%) JIRA
5 111 (9.66%) JUnit
6 93 (8.09%) Cucumber
7 91 (7.92%) Maven
8 64 (5.57%) gulp
8 64 (5.57%) Mockito
9 63 (5.48%) Gradle
10 61 (5.31%) Selenium
11 48 (4.18%) Ant
11 48 (4.18%) Travis CI
12 42 (3.66%) Grunt
13 38 (3.31%) SonarQube
14 36 (3.13%) Eclipse
14 36 (3.13%) Gatling
14 36 (3.13%) IntelliJ
15 32 (2.79%) webpack
16 31 (2.70%) JMeter
General
1 85 (7.40%) Finance
2 37 (3.22%) Banking
3 32 (2.79%) Retail
4 31 (2.70%) Telecoms
5 20 (1.74%) Marketing
6 18 (1.57%) Law
7 16 (1.39%) Manufacturing
8 15 (1.31%) Automotive
9 11 (0.96%) Legal
10 10 (0.87%) Games
11 9 (0.78%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.70%) Advertising
12 8 (0.70%) Financial Institution
13 6 (0.52%) Electronics
13 6 (0.52%) Publishing
13 6 (0.52%) Spanish Language
14 3 (0.26%) Back Office
14 3 (0.26%) Front Office
15 2 (0.17%) Brand Awareness
15 2 (0.17%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 532 (46.30%) Developer
2 184 (16.01%) Java Developer
3 140 (12.18%) DevOps Engineer
4 107 (9.31%) Architect
5 85 (7.40%) Scala Developer
6 78 (6.79%) Senior Developer
7 61 (5.31%) Agile Developer
8 55 (4.79%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 53 (4.61%) Senior Java Developer
10 51 (4.44%) JavaScript Developer
11 47 (4.09%) Linux Engineer
12 45 (3.92%) AWS Engineer
12 45 (3.92%) Technical Architect
13 41 (3.57%) AWS DevOps
14 40 (3.48%) Linux DevOps Engineer
15 36 (3.13%) Analyst
15 36 (3.13%) Consultant
15 36 (3.13%) Senior DevOps
16 35 (3.05%) Solutions Architect
17 34 (2.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 346 (30.11%) REST
2 309 (26.89%) HTML
3 302 (26.28%) Web Services
4 257 (22.37%) CSS
5 231 (20.10%) XML
6 184 (16.01%) RESTful
7 182 (15.84%) SOAP
8 174 (15.14%) Spring
9 152 (13.23%) AngularJS
10 147 (12.79%) JSON
11 129 (11.23%) HTML5
12 125 (10.88%) .NET
13 121 (10.53%) Node.js
14 98 (8.53%) J2EE
15 79 (6.88%) Play Framework
16 75 (6.53%) Dropwizard
17 73 (6.35%) Guice
18 70 (6.09%) Hibernate
19 68 (5.92%) CSS3
19 68 (5.92%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 71 (6.18%) Analytical Skills
2 52 (4.53%) Mobile App
3 37 (3.22%) User Experience
4 34 (2.96%) Computer Science
5 32 (2.79%) Linux Command Line
6 30 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
7 29 (2.52%) Self-Motivation
8 28 (2.44%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (2.44%) Public Cloud
9 23 (2.00%) Data Centre
10 22 (1.91%) Clustering
11 18 (1.57%) Mainframe
12 12 (1.04%) Client/Server
13 11 (0.96%) DataPower
14 10 (0.87%) Management Information System
15 9 (0.78%) Algorithms
16 8 (0.70%) Fintech
16 8 (0.70%) Hedge funds
16 8 (0.70%) Infotainment
16 8 (0.70%) Online Games
Operating Systems
1 493 (42.91%) Linux
2 207 (18.02%) Unix
3 93 (8.09%) Windows
4 65 (5.66%) Mac OS X
5 60 (5.22%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 49 (4.26%) Android
7 47 (4.09%) Ubuntu
8 36 (3.13%) CentOS
9 29 (2.52%) Windows Server
10 19 (1.65%) Apple iOS
11 18 (1.57%) Debian
12 9 (0.78%) Fedora
13 6 (0.52%) AIX
14 5 (0.44%) Solaris
15 4 (0.35%) Windows Server 2012
16 3 (0.26%) CatOS
16 3 (0.26%) CoreOS
16 3 (0.26%) Mac OS
16 3 (0.26%) Windows 10
16 3 (0.26%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 628 (54.66%) Agile Software Development
2 363 (31.59%) Continuous Integration
3 328 (28.55%) Test Automation
4 315 (27.42%) TDD
5 295 (25.67%) DevOps
6 273 (23.76%) Configuration Management
7 229 (19.93%) Open Source
8 215 (18.71%) Scrum
9 203 (17.67%) Microservices
10 171 (14.88%) BDD
11 132 (11.49%) Unit Testing
12 127 (11.05%) Software Engineering
13 124 (10.79%) Problem-Solving
14 114 (9.92%) OO
15 103 (8.96%) Web Development
16 101 (8.79%) MVC
17 100 (8.70%) Continuous Delivery
18 87 (7.57%) Kanban
19 86 (7.48%) OOP
19 86 (7.48%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 580 (50.48%) Java
2 346 (30.11%) JavaScript
3 240 (20.89%) Python
4 206 (17.93%) SQL
5 182 (15.84%) Ruby
6 136 (11.84%) Scala
7 132 (11.49%) C#
8 94 (8.18%) Perl
9 88 (7.66%) Groovy
10 87 (7.57%) Bash Shell
11 78 (6.79%) Java 8
12 58 (5.05%) PHP
13 57 (4.96%) Shell Script
14 51 (4.44%) ES6
14 51 (4.44%) Go
15 48 (4.18%) TypeScript
16 32 (2.79%) C++
17 27 (2.35%) C
17 27 (2.35%) PowerShell
18 21 (1.83%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 117 (10.18%) Security Cleared
2 85 (7.40%) SC Cleared
3 50 (4.35%) Degree
4 47 (4.09%) BPSS Clearance
5 29 (2.52%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
7 13 (1.13%) Microsoft Certification
8 10 (0.87%) CCNP
9 9 (0.78%) CISSP
9 9 (0.78%) Siebel Certification
10 8 (0.70%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.52%) CCNA
11 6 (0.52%) CEH
12 5 (0.44%) CCIE
12 5 (0.44%) MCP
13 4 (0.35%) CCSE
13 4 (0.35%) CISM
13 4 (0.35%) DBS Check
13 4 (0.35%) ISEB
14 3 (0.26%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 45 (3.92%) QA
2 11 (0.96%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.78%) PCI DSS
4 7 (0.61%) RosettaNet
5 6 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 5 (0.44%) GCP
7 4 (0.35%) PA-DSS
7 4 (0.35%) SLA
8 2 (0.17%) GDPR
9 1 (0.087%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.087%) HL7
System Software
1 226 (19.67%) Docker
2 67 (5.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 44 (3.83%) Active Directory
3 44 (3.83%) Virtual Machines
4 30 (2.61%) Xen
5 19 (1.65%) vCloud
6 12 (1.04%) HDFS
6 12 (1.04%) VirtualBox
7 9 (0.78%) VMware ESXi
8 8 (0.70%) KVM
8 8 (0.70%) Postfix
8 8 (0.70%) Squid
9 7 (0.61%) Virtual Desktop
10 6 (0.52%) NFS
11 5 (0.44%) Apache ZooKeeper
11 5 (0.44%) Firmware
11 5 (0.44%) VMware Server
12 4 (0.35%) Hyper-V
13 3 (0.26%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.26%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 208 (18.10%) Puppet
2 146 (12.71%) Opscode Chef
3 120 (10.44%) Ansible
4 76 (6.61%) Terraform
5 72 (6.27%) Kibana
5 72 (6.27%) Kubernetes
6 50 (4.35%) Grafana
7 41 (3.57%) logstash
8 39 (3.39%) Salt
9 31 (2.70%) Docker Swarm
10 26 (2.26%) Prometheus
11 21 (1.83%) Nagios
12 17 (1.48%) Fluentd
13 12 (1.04%) ZABBIX
14 9 (0.78%) HP ALM
14 9 (0.78%) vCenter Server
15 8 (0.70%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 8 (0.70%) Rancher
15 8 (0.70%) Rsyslog
15 8 (0.70%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 91 (7.92%) Google
2 89 (7.75%) Microsoft
3 87 (7.57%) VMware
4 70 (6.09%) Oracle
5 61 (5.31%) IBM
6 47 (4.09%) Cisco
7 42 (3.66%) Splunk
8 41 (3.57%) webMethods
9 30 (2.61%) Red Hat
10 28 (2.44%) HP
11 19 (1.65%) F5
12 17 (1.48%) SAP
13 16 (1.39%) AppDynamics
13 16 (1.39%) Atlassian
14 15 (1.31%) SaltStack
15 14 (1.22%) CheckPoint
15 14 (1.22%) Software AG
16 13 (1.13%) Apigee
16 13 (1.13%) New Relic
16 13 (1.13%) Rackspace