Period
to 17 January 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 17 January 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
17 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 241 184 181
Rank change year-on-year -57 -3 +15
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,047 1,416 1,511
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.45% 1.42%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.72% 9.51% 10.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 756 968 1,078
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £431
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.35% +7.81%
10th Percentile £355 £324 £313
90th Percentile £638 £596 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £429 £420
% change year-on-year +11.95% +2.08% +12.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 14 16
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £50.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -34.00% +25.00% -7.51%
10th Percentile £15.79 £23.70 £14.72
90th Percentile £43.00 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.00 £55.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -40.00% +37.50% -3.03%

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 13,566 14,889 15,018
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.52% 15.30% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,365 9,027 8,696
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £181 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 679 754 919
UK median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +4.76%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.47 £11.25
90th Percentile £44.73 £49.19 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £22.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -15.56% +4.65% -4.44%

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 17 January 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 17 January 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 17 January 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 -62 971 £500 +9.89% 334
London -67 518 £515 +5.64% 175
UK excluding London -54 507 £480 +11.95% 188
South East -4 198 £475 +18.60% 69
North of England -35 114 £513 +20.59% 33
Midlands -68 56 £500 +11.11% 26
Yorkshire -33 55 £535 +18.89% 13
East of England -24 54 £520 +8.33% 21
West Midlands -32 51 £488 +8.33% 21
North West -15 46 £535 +25.88% 18
South West +5 30 £425 -6.59% 10
Scotland -35 28 £400 +15.61% 24
North East +40 25 £592 +44.27% 2
Northern Ireland -10 15 £450 -
Wales -21 15 £400 -5.88% 5
East Midlands -45 6 £450 - 5

For the 6 months to 17 January 2018, 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.

1 578 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 528 (50.43%) Java
3 472 (45.08%) Linux
4 378 (36.10%) Git (software)
5 350 (33.43%) TCP/IP
6 326 (31.14%) Continuous Integration
7 304 (29.04%) DevOps
8 288 (27.51%) Jenkins
9 286 (27.32%) REST
10 278 (26.55%) Python
11 268 (25.60%) Test Automation
12 267 (25.50%) Configuration Management
13 264 (25.21%) SSL
14 249 (23.78%) HTML
15 244 (23.30%) Amazon AWS
16 241 (23.02%) JavaScript
17 234 (22.35%) Web Services
18 230 (21.97%) Docker
19 226 (21.59%) TDD
20 224 (21.39%) Scrum
21 219 (20.92%) Puppet
22 214 (20.44%) Unix
23 201 (19.20%) XML
24 189 (18.05%) Spring
25 182 (17.38%) CSS
26 173 (16.52%) Ruby
27 165 (15.76%) JSON
28 164 (15.66%) SQL
29 162 (15.47%) Relational Database
30 160 (15.28%) 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
1 160 (15.28%) Apache
2 118 (11.27%) Confluence
3 109 (10.41%) Tomcat
4 87 (8.31%) nginx
5 77 (7.35%) WebSphere
6 59 (5.64%) JBoss
7 54 (5.16%) WebLogic
8 47 (4.49%) Elasticsearch
9 27 (2.58%) IIS
10 20 (1.91%) Apache Spark
11 19 (1.81%) CMS
11 19 (1.81%) Jetty
12 15 (1.43%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 14 (1.34%) Mongrel
14 9 (0.86%) OpenStack
15 8 (0.76%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 5 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
16 5 (0.48%) IBM HTTP Server
16 5 (0.48%) WebSphere Application Server
17 4 (0.38%) MQSeries
Applications
1 6 (0.57%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.48%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.096%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 11 (1.05%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.19%) Global One
2 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
3 1 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
3 1 (0.096%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.096%) Magento
3 1 (0.096%) Oracle Applications
3 1 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
3 1 (0.096%) Oracle Retail
Cloud Services
1 244 (23.30%) Amazon AWS
2 84 (8.02%) Amazon EC2
3 59 (5.64%) Amazon S3
4 58 (5.54%) GitHub
5 51 (4.87%) AWS CloudFormation
5 51 (4.87%) Microsoft Azure
6 47 (4.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 36 (3.44%) Amazon CloudWatch
8 33 (3.15%) PaaS
9 32 (3.06%) Slack
10 28 (2.67%) Amazon ELB
11 24 (2.29%) Route 53
12 20 (1.91%) Amazon SQS
12 20 (1.91%) SaaS
13 18 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
14 17 (1.62%) Google Cloud Platform
15 14 (1.34%) Google App Engine
15 14 (1.34%) Heroku
16 13 (1.24%) IaaS
17 12 (1.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 350 (33.43%) TCP/IP
2 264 (25.21%) SSL
3 140 (13.37%) DNS
4 111 (10.60%) Firewall
5 85 (8.12%) FTP
6 80 (7.64%) Internet
7 57 (5.44%) SMTP
8 52 (4.97%) IPsec
9 49 (4.68%) HTTPS
10 48 (4.58%) SSH
11 46 (4.39%) LDAP
12 42 (4.01%) Network Security
13 40 (3.82%) VPN
14 36 (3.44%) DHCP
15 27 (2.58%) VoIP
16 22 (2.10%) OpenVPN
17 20 (1.91%) OpenLDAP
18 18 (1.72%) Intrusion Detection
18 18 (1.72%) WAN
19 17 (1.62%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 162 (15.47%) Relational Database
2 154 (14.71%) MongoDB
3 122 (11.65%) PostgreSQL
4 115 (10.98%) MySQL
5 87 (8.31%) NoSQL
6 78 (7.45%) SQL Server
7 50 (4.78%) Amazon RDS
8 41 (3.92%) Apache Cassandra
9 31 (2.96%) RDBMS
10 28 (2.67%) Neo4j
11 23 (2.20%) Oracle Database
12 16 (1.53%) Big Data
12 16 (1.53%) DB2
13 14 (1.34%) Hadoop
14 13 (1.24%) Redis
15 11 (1.05%) HBase
16 10 (0.96%) CouchDB
17 9 (0.86%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 7 (0.67%) SQLite
19 6 (0.57%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 378 (36.10%) Git (software)
2 288 (27.51%) Jenkins
3 155 (14.80%) JIRA
4 146 (13.94%) Subversion
5 131 (12.51%) JUnit
6 79 (7.55%) Maven
7 71 (6.78%) Selenium
8 68 (6.49%) Cucumber
8 68 (6.49%) SonarQube
9 52 (4.97%) Gradle
10 44 (4.20%) Ant
11 43 (4.11%) Mockito
12 41 (3.92%) Eclipse
13 40 (3.82%) gulp
14 35 (3.34%) Bitbucket
15 31 (2.96%) IntelliJ
15 31 (2.96%) Sonatype Nexus
16 29 (2.77%) Grunt
17 25 (2.39%) Jasmine
18 23 (2.20%) Travis CI
General
1 83 (7.93%) Finance
2 40 (3.82%) Banking
3 20 (1.91%) Marketing
3 20 (1.91%) Retail
4 19 (1.81%) Law
5 18 (1.72%) Automotive
6 17 (1.62%) Legal
6 17 (1.62%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.43%) Telecoms
8 11 (1.05%) Advertising
8 11 (1.05%) Publishing
9 8 (0.76%) Electronics
10 5 (0.48%) Spanish Language
11 4 (0.38%) Investment Banking
11 4 (0.38%) Retail Banking
12 3 (0.29%) Retail Finance
13 2 (0.19%) Financial Institution
13 2 (0.19%) Games
14 1 (0.096%) Aerospace
14 1 (0.096%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 461 (44.03%) Developer
2 198 (18.91%) Java Developer
3 170 (16.24%) DevOps Engineer
4 88 (8.40%) Scala Developer
5 84 (8.02%) Architect
6 65 (6.21%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 63 (6.02%) Linux Engineer
8 55 (5.25%) Senior Developer
8 55 (5.25%) Senior DevOps
9 53 (5.06%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 50 (4.78%) JavaScript Developer
11 43 (4.11%) Consultant
12 41 (3.92%) Analyst
12 41 (3.92%) Senior DevOps Engineer
13 40 (3.82%) AWS Engineer
14 39 (3.72%) Agile Developer
14 39 (3.72%) AWS DevOps
15 38 (3.63%) Senior Java Developer
16 37 (3.53%) Solutions Architect
17 36 (3.44%) Java Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 286 (27.32%) REST
2 249 (23.78%) HTML
3 234 (22.35%) Web Services
4 201 (19.20%) XML
5 189 (18.05%) Spring
6 182 (17.38%) CSS
7 165 (15.76%) JSON
8 145 (13.85%) SOAP
9 124 (11.84%) Node.js
10 120 (11.46%) HTML5
11 119 (11.37%) RESTful
12 116 (11.08%) AngularJS
13 92 (8.79%) J2EE
14 88 (8.40%) .NET
15 82 (7.83%) Play Framework
16 68 (6.49%) Hibernate
17 65 (6.21%) Guice
18 62 (5.92%) CSS3
19 61 (5.83%) Elastic Stack
20 59 (5.64%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 42 (4.01%) Analytical Skills
2 41 (3.92%) User Experience
3 40 (3.82%) Computer Science
4 38 (3.63%) Public Cloud
5 34 (3.25%) Clustering
6 32 (3.06%) Enterprise Software
7 30 (2.87%) Mobile App
8 24 (2.29%) Linux Command Line
9 22 (2.10%) Data Centre
10 16 (1.53%) Mainframe
11 13 (1.24%) Client/Server
11 13 (1.24%) DataPower
11 13 (1.24%) Fintech
12 12 (1.15%) Cyber Kill Chain
13 11 (1.05%) Greenfield Project
13 11 (1.05%) PKI
14 10 (0.96%) Management Information System
15 9 (0.86%) Algorithms
15 9 (0.86%) Infotainment
16 8 (0.76%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 472 (45.08%) Linux
2 214 (20.44%) Unix
3 82 (7.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 73 (6.97%) Mac OS X
5 65 (6.21%) Windows
6 41 (3.92%) CentOS
7 39 (3.72%) Android
8 38 (3.63%) Ubuntu
9 24 (2.29%) Apple iOS
10 20 (1.91%) Windows Server
11 9 (0.86%) Debian
11 9 (0.86%) Windows Server 2008
12 7 (0.67%) CoreOS
12 7 (0.67%) Solaris
12 7 (0.67%) Windows 10
12 7 (0.67%) Windows 7
12 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
13 5 (0.48%) Fedora
14 4 (0.38%) AIX
15 3 (0.29%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 578 (55.21%) Agile Software Development
2 326 (31.14%) Continuous Integration
3 304 (29.04%) DevOps
4 268 (25.60%) Test Automation
5 267 (25.50%) Configuration Management
6 226 (21.59%) TDD
7 224 (21.39%) Scrum
8 155 (14.80%) Open Source
9 154 (14.71%) Microservices
10 129 (12.32%) Software Engineering
11 127 (12.13%) Continuous Delivery
12 117 (11.17%) Load Balancing
13 112 (10.70%) BDD
14 103 (9.84%) Mentoring
15 100 (9.55%) Unit Testing
16 95 (9.07%) Web Development
17 92 (8.79%) Responsive Web Design
18 84 (8.02%) Coaching
19 79 (7.55%) Kanban
20 76 (7.26%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 528 (50.43%) Java
2 278 (26.55%) Python
3 241 (23.02%) JavaScript
4 173 (16.52%) Ruby
5 164 (15.66%) SQL
6 145 (13.85%) Bash Shell
6 145 (13.85%) Scala
7 87 (8.31%) Perl
8 86 (8.21%) C#
9 80 (7.64%) Groovy
10 62 (5.92%) Go
11 55 (5.25%) Shell Script
12 37 (3.53%) ES6
13 33 (3.15%) C++
14 31 (2.96%) PHP
15 30 (2.87%) C
16 21 (2.01%) TypeScript
17 17 (1.62%) PowerShell
18 14 (1.34%) Jython
18 14 (1.34%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 95 (9.07%) Security Cleared
2 63 (6.02%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.97%) Degree
4 29 (2.77%) Computer Science Degree
5 21 (2.01%) BPSS Clearance
6 17 (1.62%) Cisco Certification
7 12 (1.15%) CCNP
8 11 (1.05%) CCNA
9 10 (0.96%) CCIE
10 7 (0.67%) CCSA
10 7 (0.67%) CCSE
10 7 (0.67%) MySQL Certification
11 6 (0.57%) CISSP
12 5 (0.48%) CEH
13 4 (0.38%) CISM
14 3 (0.29%) ISTQB
15 2 (0.19%) CISA
15 2 (0.19%) GSEC
15 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Certification
15 2 (0.19%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 52 (4.97%) QA
2 10 (0.96%) RosettaNet
3 8 (0.76%) Disclosure Scotland
4 7 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.57%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.38%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.29%) GCP
8 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.096%) GDPR
9 1 (0.096%) ISO 9001
9 1 (0.096%) SLA
9 1 (0.096%) WAI
9 1 (0.096%) WCAG
System Software
1 230 (21.97%) Docker
2 52 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.68%) Active Directory
4 33 (3.15%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (3.06%) vCloud
6 24 (2.29%) Xen
7 18 (1.72%) Postfix
7 18 (1.72%) Squid
8 9 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
9 7 (0.67%) Varnish
10 6 (0.57%) Hyper-V
10 6 (0.57%) NFS
10 6 (0.57%) Samba
11 5 (0.48%) HDFS
11 5 (0.48%) pfSense
11 5 (0.48%) VirtualBox
12 4 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 4 (0.38%) iptables
12 4 (0.38%) Openswan
13 3 (0.29%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 219 (20.92%) Puppet
2 147 (14.04%) Ansible
3 92 (8.79%) Kubernetes
4 90 (8.60%) Terraform
5 89 (8.50%) Opscode Chef
6 85 (8.12%) Kibana
7 57 (5.44%) Grafana
8 56 (5.35%) logstash
9 31 (2.96%) Salt
10 30 (2.87%) Docker Swarm
11 22 (2.10%) Rancher
11 22 (2.10%) ZABBIX
12 20 (1.91%) Prometheus
13 19 (1.81%) HAProxy
14 18 (1.72%) Rsyslog
14 18 (1.72%) Sysdig
15 16 (1.53%) Host Intrusion Detection System
16 14 (1.34%) Nagios
17 10 (0.96%) Fluentd
17 10 (0.96%) Nessus
Vendors
1 84 (8.02%) VMware
2 73 (6.97%) Google
3 69 (6.59%) Oracle
4 57 (5.44%) IBM
5 47 (4.49%) Microsoft
6 45 (4.30%) webMethods
7 32 (3.06%) Cisco
8 27 (2.58%) Splunk
9 26 (2.48%) F5
10 25 (2.39%) Red Hat
11 24 (2.29%) HP
12 23 (2.20%) Apigee
13 22 (2.10%) SaltStack
14 21 (2.01%) CheckPoint
15 19 (1.81%) Atlassian
16 18 (1.72%) Sonatype
17 15 (1.43%) TIBCO
18 14 (1.34%) Citrix
18 14 (1.34%) Juniper
19 13 (1.24%) WSO2