Period
to 25 September 2017

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 25 September 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
6 months to
25 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 226 177 226
Rank change year-on-year -49 +49 -33
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1126 1598 1284
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.51% 1.13%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.32% 9.54% 8.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 726 1073 898
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £308 £300
90th Percentile £606 £586 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £423 £400
% change year-on-year +12.43% +5.63% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 24 20
UK median hourly rate £31.17 £21.14 £23.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +47.45% -10.77% -52.63%
10th Percentile £15.55 £15.00 £12.60
90th Percentile £50.00 £48.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.34 £18.42 £35.57
% change year-on-year +64.73% -48.23% -28.86%

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 13538 16751 16020
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.79% 15.81% 14.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 8172 10188 9108
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £195 £220 £207
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +0.79%
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 834 1033
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +23.85% +1.38%
10th Percentile £10.99 £11.55 £11.00
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.98 £25.00 £20.19
% change year-on-year -24.08% +23.85% +1.38%

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 25 September 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 6 months to 25 September 2017.

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 25 September 2017. 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 -46 1058 £500 +11.11% 93
London -49 569 £500 +5.26% 41
UK excluding London -39 526 £475 +12.43% 58
South East -12 168 £500 +33.33% 14
North of England -68 113 £500 +17.65% 10
East of England +23 85 £500 - 10
Midlands -3 81 £500 +11.11% 9
Yorkshire -16 67 £506 +12.50% 4
West Midlands +32 63 £482 +4.14% 6
South West +19 41 £381 +5.17% 9
North West -42 36 £535 +25.88% 6
Scotland -27 30 £412 +21.18% 4
East Midlands -40 19 £500 +11.11% 3
North East +19 17 £535 +61.88%
Wales -20 5 £210 -53.33% 1
Northern Ireland -50 4 £490 - 1

For the 6 months to 25 September 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.

1 597 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 576 (51.15%) Linux
3 503 (44.67%) Java
4 442 (39.25%) Git (software)
5 379 (33.66%) Configuration Management
6 351 (31.17%) DevOps
7 336 (29.84%) Python
8 326 (28.95%) TCP/IP
9 317 (28.15%) HTML
9 317 (28.15%) Continuous Integration
10 303 (26.91%) Test Automation
11 297 (26.38%) Jenkins
12 295 (26.20%) REST
13 291 (25.84%) SSL
14 272 (24.16%) Amazon AWS
15 268 (23.80%) Scrum
16 248 (22.02%) Puppet
17 240 (21.31%) CSS
18 238 (21.14%) JSON
19 237 (21.05%) JavaScript
20 232 (20.60%) Open Source
21 231 (20.52%) Ruby
22 228 (20.25%) TDD
23 227 (20.16%) Unix
24 221 (19.63%) Relational Database
25 211 (18.74%) Subversion
26 201 (17.85%) Docker
27 197 (17.50%) XML
28 196 (17.41%) Ansible
29 194 (17.23%) SQL

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
1 174 (15.45%) Apache
2 117 (10.39%) Confluence
3 109 (9.68%) Tomcat
4 89 (7.90%) nginx
5 72 (6.39%) WebSphere
6 64 (5.68%) JBoss
7 58 (5.15%) WebLogic
8 51 (4.53%) IIS
9 49 (4.35%) Elasticsearch
10 26 (2.31%) OpenStack
11 23 (2.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 21 (1.87%) CMS
13 17 (1.51%) Apache Spark
14 15 (1.33%) WebSphere Application Server
15 14 (1.24%) Jetty
15 14 (1.24%) Mongrel
16 13 (1.15%) Mule
17 11 (0.98%) IBM HTTP Server
18 9 (0.80%) Oracle HTTP Server
19 8 (0.71%) Liferay
Applications
1 12 (1.07%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.80%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
3 5 (0.44%) Quicktime
4 1 (0.089%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.53%) SAP WM
2 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.18%) Dynamics CRM
2 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
3 1 (0.089%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.089%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
3 1 (0.089%) Magento
3 1 (0.089%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.089%) Oracle Utilities
3 1 (0.089%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.089%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 272 (24.16%) Amazon AWS
2 75 (6.66%) Microsoft Azure
3 61 (5.42%) Amazon EC2
4 42 (3.73%) Amazon S3
5 40 (3.55%) GitHub
6 38 (3.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 35 (3.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 32 (2.84%) IaaS
9 30 (2.66%) Cloud Computing
10 29 (2.58%) PaaS
11 25 (2.22%) Amazon ELB
12 21 (1.87%) AWS CloudFormation
13 19 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
14 17 (1.51%) Slack
15 16 (1.42%) SaaS
16 14 (1.24%) Google App Engine
16 14 (1.24%) npm
17 11 (0.98%) G Suite
18 10 (0.89%) Amazon SQS
18 10 (0.89%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 326 (28.95%) TCP/IP
2 291 (25.84%) SSL
3 172 (15.28%) DNS
4 134 (11.90%) Firewall
5 95 (8.44%) HTTPS
6 68 (6.04%) FTP
6 68 (6.04%) Network Security
7 64 (5.68%) LDAP
8 58 (5.15%) IPsec
9 55 (4.88%) Internet
10 52 (4.62%) SMTP
11 48 (4.26%) VPN
12 42 (3.73%) LAN
12 42 (3.73%) SSH
13 39 (3.46%) WAN
14 38 (3.37%) DHCP
15 23 (2.04%) Ethernet
16 22 (1.95%) OpenVPN
16 22 (1.95%) VoIP
17 20 (1.78%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (19.63%) Relational Database
2 168 (14.92%) MongoDB
3 154 (13.68%) MySQL
4 107 (9.50%) PostgreSQL
5 88 (7.82%) NoSQL
6 80 (7.10%) SQL Server
7 51 (4.53%) Apache Cassandra
8 38 (3.37%) Amazon RDS
9 25 (2.22%) Big Data
9 25 (2.22%) Hadoop
10 21 (1.87%) Oracle Database
11 20 (1.78%) RDBMS
12 14 (1.24%) Neo4j
13 12 (1.07%) HBase
13 12 (1.07%) Redis
14 10 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 10 (0.89%) DB2
15 9 (0.80%) MariaDB
16 8 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
16 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 442 (39.25%) Git (software)
2 297 (26.38%) Jenkins
3 211 (18.74%) Subversion
4 153 (13.59%) JIRA
5 124 (11.01%) JUnit
6 79 (7.02%) Maven
7 60 (5.33%) Selenium
8 44 (3.91%) Bitbucket
9 42 (3.73%) Sonatype Nexus
10 40 (3.55%) SonarQube
11 39 (3.46%) Artifactory
12 37 (3.29%) Ant
13 32 (2.84%) Cucumber
13 32 (2.84%) Grunt
13 32 (2.84%) gulp
14 30 (2.66%) Jasmine
15 29 (2.58%) SoapUI
16 27 (2.40%) Gradle
17 21 (1.87%) JMeter
18 20 (1.78%) webpack
General
1 93 (8.26%) Finance
2 48 (4.26%) Banking
3 34 (3.02%) Telecoms
4 28 (2.49%) Marketing
5 20 (1.78%) Manufacturing
5 20 (1.78%) Retail
6 18 (1.60%) Law
7 17 (1.51%) Electronics
8 12 (1.07%) Legal
9 11 (0.98%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.80%) Advertising
10 9 (0.80%) Front Office
10 9 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 6 (0.53%) Games
12 5 (0.44%) Publishing
12 5 (0.44%) Retail Banking
13 4 (0.36%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.18%) Automotive
14 2 (0.18%) Digital Economy
14 2 (0.18%) French Language
Job Titles
1 450 (39.96%) Developer
2 203 (18.03%) DevOps Engineer
3 146 (12.97%) Java Developer
4 114 (10.12%) Scala Developer
5 65 (5.77%) Architect
6 57 (5.06%) Consultant
7 54 (4.80%) Linux Engineer
8 43 (3.82%) Agile Developer
9 41 (3.64%) AWS Engineer
10 40 (3.55%) Linux/Unix DevOps
10 40 (3.55%) Senior DevOps
11 37 (3.29%) Linux DevOps Engineer
11 37 (3.29%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 36 (3.20%) AWS DevOps
12 36 (3.20%) Senior Developer
13 35 (3.11%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 34 (3.02%) Java Scala Developer
15 30 (2.66%) Administrator
15 30 (2.66%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
16 29 (2.58%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 317 (28.15%) HTML
2 295 (26.20%) REST
3 240 (21.31%) CSS
4 238 (21.14%) JSON
5 197 (17.50%) XML
6 193 (17.14%) RESTful
7 190 (16.87%) Web Services
8 152 (13.50%) Spring
9 144 (12.79%) SOAP
10 143 (12.70%) HTML5
11 125 (11.10%) Node.js
12 118 (10.48%) Ajax
13 115 (10.21%) CSS3
14 110 (9.77%) Play Framework
15 99 (8.79%) Elastic Stack
16 91 (8.08%) .NET
17 89 (7.90%) Middleware
18 83 (7.37%) Guice
19 82 (7.28%) Django
19 82 (7.28%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 61 (5.42%) User Experience
2 56 (4.97%) Analytical Skills
3 43 (3.82%) Computer Science
4 38 (3.37%) Linux Command Line
5 28 (2.49%) PKI
5 28 (2.49%) Public Cloud
6 26 (2.31%) Enterprise Software
7 25 (2.22%) Client/Server
7 25 (2.22%) Mobile App
8 22 (1.95%) Clustering
8 22 (1.95%) Data Centre
9 20 (1.78%) Management Information System
10 17 (1.51%) DataPower
11 13 (1.15%) Video on Demand
12 12 (1.07%) Algorithms
13 11 (0.98%) Fintech
14 10 (0.89%) Animation
14 10 (0.89%) Mainframe
15 8 (0.71%) Greenfield Project
15 8 (0.71%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 576 (51.15%) Linux
2 227 (20.16%) Unix
3 125 (11.10%) Windows
4 114 (10.12%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 76 (6.75%) Mac OS X
6 59 (5.24%) CentOS
7 44 (3.91%) Android
8 41 (3.64%) Windows Server
9 35 (3.11%) Ubuntu
10 22 (1.95%) Solaris
11 21 (1.87%) Apple iOS
12 19 (1.69%) Windows 10
12 19 (1.69%) Windows 7
13 17 (1.51%) AIX
14 16 (1.42%) Windows Server 2008
15 14 (1.24%) Windows Server 2012
16 10 (0.89%) Windows Server 2003
17 9 (0.80%) CoreOS
17 9 (0.80%) SUSE
18 6 (0.53%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 379 (33.66%) Configuration Management
3 351 (31.17%) DevOps
4 317 (28.15%) Continuous Integration
5 303 (26.91%) Test Automation
6 268 (23.80%) Scrum
7 232 (20.60%) Open Source
8 228 (20.25%) TDD
9 156 (13.85%) Responsive Web Design
10 151 (13.41%) Web Design
11 150 (13.32%) Microservices
12 131 (11.63%) Web Development
13 129 (11.46%) Load Balancing
14 122 (10.83%) Software Engineering
15 119 (10.57%) Continuous Delivery
16 103 (9.15%) Mentoring
17 98 (8.70%) Kanban
18 88 (7.82%) Coaching
19 87 (7.73%) SOA
20 84 (7.46%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 503 (44.67%) Java
2 336 (29.84%) Python
3 237 (21.05%) JavaScript
4 231 (20.52%) Ruby
5 194 (17.23%) SQL
6 181 (16.07%) Scala
7 171 (15.19%) Bash Shell
8 125 (11.10%) C#
9 106 (9.41%) Perl
10 79 (7.02%) Shell Script
11 73 (6.48%) Groovy
12 63 (5.60%) PHP
13 49 (4.35%) Go
14 40 (3.55%) C
15 30 (2.66%) C-shell
15 30 (2.66%) Korn
16 29 (2.58%) C++
17 26 (2.31%) PowerShell
18 18 (1.60%) PL/SQL
19 17 (1.51%) ES6
Qualifications
1 136 (12.08%) Security Cleared
2 97 (8.61%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.62%) Degree
4 29 (2.58%) Computer Science Degree
5 24 (2.13%) CISSP
6 23 (2.04%) BPSS Clearance
7 22 (1.95%) CEH
8 19 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
9 15 (1.33%) CCNA
9 15 (1.33%) CCNP
10 13 (1.15%) CREST Certified
10 13 (1.15%) GIAC
10 13 (1.15%) SANS
11 8 (0.71%) CCDA
11 8 (0.71%) CCIE
11 8 (0.71%) JNCIA
11 8 (0.71%) JNCIP
11 8 (0.71%) JNCIS
12 7 (0.62%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.62%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 85 (7.55%) QA
2 8 (0.71%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.53%) SLA
4 5 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.27%) GCP
6 3 (0.27%) HL7
6 3 (0.27%) RosettaNet
6 3 (0.27%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.27%) WAI
6 3 (0.27%) WCAG
7 2 (0.18%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.089%) COBIT
8 1 (0.089%) COSO
8 1 (0.089%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.089%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.089%) MiFID
8 1 (0.089%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 201 (17.85%) Docker
2 72 (6.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 56 (4.97%) Active Directory
4 38 (3.37%) vCloud
4 38 (3.37%) Xen
5 35 (3.11%) Virtual Machines
6 17 (1.51%) Squid
7 16 (1.42%) KVM
7 16 (1.42%) Postfix
8 11 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
9 10 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
10 7 (0.62%) Hyper-V
10 7 (0.62%) NFS
10 7 (0.62%) OpenAM
10 7 (0.62%) Varnish
10 7 (0.62%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.53%) Openswan
11 6 (0.53%) Samba
12 5 (0.44%) pfSense
13 4 (0.36%) iptables
Systems Management
1 248 (22.02%) Puppet
2 196 (17.41%) Ansible
3 135 (11.99%) Opscode Chef
4 92 (8.17%) Kubernetes
5 74 (6.57%) logstash
6 69 (6.13%) Terraform
7 67 (5.95%) Kibana
8 48 (4.26%) Grafana
9 35 (3.11%) HAProxy
10 30 (2.66%) ZABBIX
11 27 (2.40%) Rancher
12 26 (2.31%) Docker Swarm
13 25 (2.22%) Graphite
13 25 (2.22%) Nagios
13 25 (2.22%) Salt
14 19 (1.69%) SCCM
15 16 (1.42%) Rsyslog
15 16 (1.42%) Sysdig
16 13 (1.15%) WSUS
17 12 (1.07%) HP SiteScope
Vendors
1 123 (10.92%) Google
2 119 (10.57%) VMware
3 100 (8.88%) Oracle
4 89 (7.90%) Microsoft
5 46 (4.09%) Splunk
6 41 (3.64%) Cisco
7 40 (3.55%) IBM
7 40 (3.55%) SaltStack
8 39 (3.46%) WSO2
9 32 (2.84%) Juniper
9 32 (2.84%) Red Hat
10 31 (2.75%) F5
11 28 (2.49%) HP
12 26 (2.31%) SAP
12 26 (2.31%) webMethods
13 20 (1.78%) CheckPoint
14 19 (1.69%) Dell
15 18 (1.60%) MuleSoft
16 17 (1.51%) Sonatype
17 16 (1.42%) Palo Alto