Period
to 23 July 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 23 July 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
23 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 247 201 181
Rank change year-on-year -46 -20 +51
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,170 1,263 1,620
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.33% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.51% 9.73% 9.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 815 805 1,041
UK median daily rate £498 £480 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.65% +7.87% +11.25%
10th Percentile £346 £350 £313
90th Percentile £623 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £475 £413
% change year-on-year -10.53% +15.15% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 30 21
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £32.50 £20.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.62% +56.02% -49.50%
10th Percentile £16.68 £15.71 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.58 £50.03 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £32.50 £27.17
% change year-on-year -3.85% +19.64% -37.91%

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 13,754 12,977 16,967
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.32% 13.64% 15.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,462 7,788 10,281
UK median daily rate £425 £410 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.66% +2.50% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £204 £223
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +2.60% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 770 761 789
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -22.00% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% -24.00% +19.23%

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 23 July 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 23 July 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 23 July 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 1,093 £500 +1.11% 245
London -16 624 £525 +5.00% 99
UK excluding London -51 526 £425 -10.53% 157
South East -3 177 £425 -15.00% 43
North of England -37 122 £450 - 47
East of England -25 82 £500 - 36
Yorkshire -39 74 £450 -5.26% 16
Midlands -61 47 £459 -8.20% 11
South West -6 40 £375 -11.76% 9
North West -23 40 £450 -15.89% 30
Scotland -35 37 £438 +4.85% 8
West Midlands -54 34 £475 -3.87% 6
Wales -7 17 £400 +35.02% 3
East Midlands -13 13 £388 -22.50% 5
North East -13 9 £500 +23.92% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £473 -

For the 6 months to 23 July 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.

1 600 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 513 (43.85%) Java
3 497 (42.48%) Linux
4 416 (35.56%) JavaScript
5 405 (34.62%) Git (software)
6 363 (31.03%) HTML
7 328 (28.03%) REST
8 323 (27.61%) CSS
9 321 (27.44%) TCP/IP
10 319 (27.26%) Test Automation
11 318 (27.18%) Jenkins
12 313 (26.75%) TDD
13 306 (26.15%) Continuous Integration
14 283 (24.19%) DevOps
15 281 (24.02%) SSL
16 259 (22.14%) Open Source
17 257 (21.97%) Configuration Management
18 249 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
19 237 (20.26%) Scrum
20 229 (19.57%) Microservices
21 228 (19.49%) SQL
22 225 (19.23%) Web Services
23 221 (18.89%) Docker
24 215 (18.38%) MongoDB
25 214 (18.29%) Unix
26 211 (18.03%) Relational Database
27 208 (17.78%) RESTful
28 200 (17.09%) Python
29 198 (16.92%) Apache
29 198 (16.92%) JSON

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
1 198 (16.92%) Apache
2 98 (8.38%) Tomcat
3 75 (6.41%) Confluence
3 75 (6.41%) WebSphere
4 74 (6.32%) nginx
5 69 (5.90%) IIS
6 58 (4.96%) Elasticsearch
7 55 (4.70%) Apache Spark
8 39 (3.33%) JBoss
9 23 (1.97%) Jetty
9 23 (1.97%) Mongrel
9 23 (1.97%) WebLogic
10 21 (1.79%) OpenStack
11 20 (1.71%) CMS
12 16 (1.37%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 15 (1.28%) WebSphere Application Server
14 14 (1.20%) Apache Solr
15 11 (0.94%) Commerce Server
16 10 (0.85%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.85%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 5 (0.43%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.34%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.085%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.085%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 9 (0.77%) Magento
2 6 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.34%) Global One
3 4 (0.34%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.085%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.085%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.085%) SAP ERP
5 1 (0.085%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 249 (21.28%) Amazon AWS
2 126 (10.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (5.30%) GitHub
4 46 (3.93%) Google Cloud Platform
5 45 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
6 38 (3.25%) Heroku
7 37 (3.16%) npm
8 36 (3.08%) Serverless
9 31 (2.65%) PaaS
10 23 (1.97%) Google Analytics
11 22 (1.88%) AWS CloudFormation
12 21 (1.79%) Amazon S3
12 21 (1.79%) Google App Engine
13 18 (1.54%) OpenShift
14 17 (1.45%) IaaS
15 16 (1.37%) Route 53
16 15 (1.28%) NuGet
16 15 (1.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
17 13 (1.11%) Akamai
17 13 (1.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 321 (27.44%) TCP/IP
2 281 (24.02%) SSL
3 185 (15.81%) DNS
4 158 (13.50%) FTP
5 95 (8.12%) Firewall
6 71 (6.07%) IPsec
7 70 (5.98%) SMTP
8 68 (5.81%) HTTPS
9 61 (5.21%) DHCP
10 42 (3.59%) VPN
11 41 (3.50%) Internet
12 31 (2.65%) SSH
13 27 (2.31%) WAN
14 24 (2.05%) LAN
15 23 (1.97%) SNMP
16 20 (1.71%) MPLS
16 20 (1.71%) Network Security
17 17 (1.45%) Kerberos
17 17 (1.45%) SMS
17 17 (1.45%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 215 (18.38%) MongoDB
2 211 (18.03%) Relational Database
3 148 (12.65%) NoSQL
4 142 (12.14%) MySQL
5 126 (10.77%) PostgreSQL
6 111 (9.49%) SQL Server
7 72 (6.15%) Apache Cassandra
8 61 (5.21%) Big Data
9 56 (4.79%) RDBMS
10 50 (4.27%) Redis
11 38 (3.25%) Hadoop
11 38 (3.25%) Neo4j
12 17 (1.45%) HBase
13 16 (1.37%) Oracle Database
14 15 (1.28%) Amazon RDS
15 14 (1.20%) DB2
15 14 (1.20%) Power BI
16 13 (1.11%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (1.11%) SQL Server 2012
16 13 (1.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 405 (34.62%) Git (software)
2 318 (27.18%) Jenkins
3 131 (11.20%) Subversion
4 114 (9.74%) JUnit
5 109 (9.32%) JIRA
6 101 (8.63%) Cucumber
7 91 (7.78%) Selenium
8 67 (5.73%) Maven
9 65 (5.56%) Mockito
10 61 (5.21%) Gradle
11 58 (4.96%) gulp
12 50 (4.27%) webpack
13 45 (3.85%) Ant
14 44 (3.76%) Travis CI
15 43 (3.68%) GitLab
16 40 (3.42%) Gatling
16 40 (3.42%) Hudson
17 39 (3.33%) JMeter
18 36 (3.08%) IntelliJ
19 34 (2.91%) SoapUI
General
1 117 (10.00%) Finance
2 75 (6.41%) Banking
3 41 (3.50%) Telecoms
4 34 (2.91%) Retail
5 19 (1.62%) Marketing
6 17 (1.45%) Investment Banking
7 12 (1.03%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.94%) Law
9 10 (0.85%) Games
10 8 (0.68%) Back Office
10 8 (0.68%) Manufacturing
11 7 (0.60%) Advertising
12 6 (0.51%) Legal
12 6 (0.51%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.43%) Electronics
14 4 (0.34%) Front Office
15 2 (0.17%) Brand Awareness
15 2 (0.17%) French Language
15 2 (0.17%) Local Government
15 2 (0.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 599 (51.20%) Developer
2 164 (14.02%) Java Developer
3 136 (11.62%) DevOps Engineer
4 81 (6.92%) Architect
5 76 (6.50%) Scala Developer
6 74 (6.32%) Senior Developer
7 71 (6.07%) Agile Developer
8 56 (4.79%) .NET Developer
9 50 (4.27%) C# Developer
10 44 (3.76%) JavaScript Developer
11 42 (3.59%) AWS Engineer
12 41 (3.50%) Senior Java Developer
13 39 (3.33%) Consultant
13 39 (3.33%) Technical Architect
14 36 (3.08%) AWS DevOps
15 33 (2.82%) Analyst
15 33 (2.82%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 33 (2.82%) C# .NET Developer
16 32 (2.74%) React Developer
17 28 (2.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 363 (31.03%) HTML
2 328 (28.03%) REST
3 323 (27.61%) CSS
4 225 (19.23%) Web Services
5 208 (17.78%) RESTful
6 198 (16.92%) JSON
7 184 (15.73%) XML
8 167 (14.27%) Spring
9 166 (14.19%) .NET
10 161 (13.76%) SOAP
11 154 (13.16%) AngularJS
11 154 (13.16%) Node.js
12 146 (12.48%) HTML5
13 96 (8.21%) OAuth
14 89 (7.61%) Guice
15 85 (7.26%) Kafka
16 84 (7.18%) Ajax
16 84 (7.18%) OAuth2
17 81 (6.92%) jQuery
18 77 (6.58%) React
Miscellaneous
1 95 (8.12%) Analytical Skills
2 63 (5.38%) User Experience
3 52 (4.44%) Self-Motivation
4 45 (3.85%) Mobile App
5 36 (3.08%) Computer Science
6 34 (2.91%) Linux Command Line
7 29 (2.48%) Greenfield Project
8 28 (2.39%) Fintech
9 26 (2.22%) Data Centre
10 25 (2.14%) Public Cloud
11 19 (1.62%) PKI
12 18 (1.54%) Clustering
13 16 (1.37%) Algorithms
13 16 (1.37%) Enterprise Software
14 13 (1.11%) Client/Server
15 12 (1.03%) Credit Risk
15 12 (1.03%) Hedge funds
15 12 (1.03%) Management Information System
15 12 (1.03%) W3C
16 11 (0.94%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 497 (42.48%) Linux
2 214 (18.29%) Unix
3 148 (12.65%) Windows
4 58 (4.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 51 (4.36%) Ubuntu
6 48 (4.10%) Mac OS X
7 46 (3.93%) Android
8 31 (2.65%) CentOS
9 30 (2.56%) Windows Server
10 21 (1.79%) Apple iOS
11 18 (1.54%) Solaris
12 12 (1.03%) Debian
13 7 (0.60%) AIX
14 6 (0.51%) Check Point GAiA
14 6 (0.51%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.51%) SUSE
14 6 (0.51%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 5 (0.43%) Fedora
15 5 (0.43%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 5 (0.43%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 600 (51.28%) Agile Software Development
2 319 (27.26%) Test Automation
3 313 (26.75%) TDD
4 306 (26.15%) Continuous Integration
5 283 (24.19%) DevOps
6 259 (22.14%) Open Source
7 257 (21.97%) Configuration Management
8 237 (20.26%) Scrum
9 229 (19.57%) Microservices
10 177 (15.13%) Problem-Solving
11 147 (12.56%) MVC
12 145 (12.39%) BDD
13 141 (12.05%) OO
14 140 (11.97%) Unit Testing
15 123 (10.51%) Web Development
16 112 (9.57%) OOP
17 109 (9.32%) Software Engineering
18 90 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
19 87 (7.44%) Pair Programming
20 82 (7.01%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 513 (43.85%) Java
2 416 (35.56%) JavaScript
3 228 (19.49%) SQL
4 200 (17.09%) Python
5 175 (14.96%) C#
6 161 (13.76%) Ruby
7 136 (11.62%) Perl
8 107 (9.15%) Scala
9 89 (7.61%) Java 8
10 87 (7.44%) ES6
11 74 (6.32%) Groovy
12 71 (6.07%) PHP
13 69 (5.90%) Bash Shell
14 55 (4.70%) TypeScript
15 50 (4.27%) Shell Script
16 37 (3.16%) Go
17 29 (2.48%) JSX
17 29 (2.48%) PowerShell
18 28 (2.39%) Haskell
19 24 (2.05%) C++
Qualifications
1 110 (9.40%) Security Cleared
2 93 (7.95%) SC Cleared
3 49 (4.19%) BPSS Clearance
4 46 (3.93%) Degree
5 33 (2.82%) Computer Science Degree
6 22 (1.88%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.20%) CCNP
8 13 (1.11%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.11%) Siebel Certification
9 12 (1.03%) CISSP
10 10 (0.85%) CEH
11 9 (0.77%) ISTQB
12 8 (0.68%) CCNA
13 6 (0.51%) CCSE
14 4 (0.34%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.34%) GCIA
14 4 (0.34%) GCIH
14 4 (0.34%) GIAC
14 4 (0.34%) GSEC
14 4 (0.34%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.10%) QA
2 9 (0.77%) GCP
3 6 (0.51%) GDPR
3 6 (0.51%) PCI DSS
4 4 (0.34%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 3 (0.26%) Disclosure Scotland
5 3 (0.26%) SLA
6 2 (0.17%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.17%) PMO
7 1 (0.085%) HL7
System Software
1 221 (18.89%) Docker
2 72 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (3.93%) Active Directory
3 46 (3.93%) Virtual Machines
4 29 (2.48%) Xen
5 14 (1.20%) HDFS
6 13 (1.11%) KVM
7 10 (0.85%) vCloud
8 9 (0.77%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.68%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.51%) VMware Server
11 6 (0.51%) vSphere
12 4 (0.34%) Firmware
12 4 (0.34%) Hyper-V
12 4 (0.34%) NFS
12 4 (0.34%) Squid
13 3 (0.26%) Apache ZooKeeper
13 3 (0.26%) Postfix
13 3 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 180 (15.38%) Puppet
2 122 (10.43%) Opscode Chef
3 120 (10.26%) Ansible
4 93 (7.95%) Kubernetes
5 62 (5.30%) Terraform
6 53 (4.53%) Kibana
7 39 (3.33%) Grafana
8 33 (2.82%) Docker Swarm
9 28 (2.39%) logstash
10 27 (2.31%) Prometheus
11 25 (2.14%) Salt
12 17 (1.45%) Nagios
13 15 (1.28%) Mesos
14 14 (1.20%) SCCM
15 11 (0.94%) vCenter Server
16 10 (0.85%) CSIRT
16 10 (0.85%) Marathon
16 10 (0.85%) Nessus
16 10 (0.85%) Nmap
16 10 (0.85%) Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 116 (9.91%) Google
1 116 (9.91%) Microsoft
2 84 (7.18%) Oracle
3 82 (7.01%) VMware
4 55 (4.70%) Cisco
5 54 (4.62%) Splunk
6 42 (3.59%) Red Hat
7 39 (3.33%) IBM
8 26 (2.22%) AppDynamics
9 21 (1.79%) CheckPoint
9 21 (1.79%) HP
10 20 (1.71%) Adobe
10 20 (1.71%) SAP
11 19 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
12 18 (1.54%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.54%) webMethods
13 16 (1.37%) F5
14 15 (1.28%) Rackspace
14 15 (1.28%) Siebel
15 14 (1.20%) New Relic