Period
to 18 October 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 18 October 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
18 Oct 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 225 179 224
Rank change year-on-year -46 +45 -32
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1126 1577 1269
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.48% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.22% 9.41% 8.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 741 1062 882
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +5.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £309 £306
90th Percentile £610 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £425 £401
% change year-on-year +14.88% +6.12% +6.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 24 18
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £21.14 £23.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +56.12% -10.77% -52.63%
10th Percentile £15.39 £15.00 £12.30
90th Percentile £50.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.00 £15.00 £35.57
% change year-on-year +113.33% -57.83% -23.09%

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 13702 16763 15796
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.79% 15.73% 13.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 8317 10190 9033
UK median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% -
10th Percentile £190 £220 £213
90th Percentile £580 £575 £544
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £360
% change year-on-year - +4.17% +3.60%
Number of hourly rates quoted 727 848 1038
UK median hourly rate £19.25 £24.08 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -20.04% +20.38% -
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.72 £11.00
90th Percentile £47.50 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.44 £25.00 £20.00
% change year-on-year -22.24% +25.00% -

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 18 October 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 18 October 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 18 October 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 -50 1042 £500 +11.11% 162
London -47 557 £500 +5.26% 77
UK excluding London -44 537 £488 +14.88% 95
South East +5 176 £500 +33.33% 21
North of England -39 113 £513 +20.59% 27
East of England +11 83 £500 +2.56% 14
Yorkshire -24 71 £535 +18.89% 9
Midlands -34 71 £488 +5.57% 10
West Midlands +12 61 £488 +5.00% 10
South West +10 40 £388 -1.27% 12
North West -28 34 £535 +25.88% 18
Scotland -21 31 £412 +21.18% 6
North East +27 19 £535 +61.88%
Northern Ireland -39 13 £450 - 2
Wales -16 11 £450 -5.26% 2
East Midlands -45 11 £500 +11.11%

For the 6 months to 18 October 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
2 569 (50.53%) Linux
3 517 (45.91%) Java
4 443 (39.34%) Git (software)
5 376 (33.39%) Configuration Management
6 348 (30.91%) DevOps
7 343 (30.46%) Python
8 341 (30.28%) TCP/IP
9 311 (27.62%) Continuous Integration
10 307 (27.26%) HTML
11 302 (26.82%) Test Automation
12 297 (26.38%) Jenkins
13 292 (25.93%) REST
14 283 (25.13%) SSL
15 269 (23.89%) Amazon AWS
16 258 (22.91%) Scrum
17 255 (22.65%) Unix
18 244 (21.67%) JavaScript
19 243 (21.58%) Puppet
20 241 (21.40%) TDD
21 232 (20.60%) CSS
22 225 (19.98%) Ruby
23 224 (19.89%) JSON
24 220 (19.54%) Relational Database
25 217 (19.27%) Open Source
26 206 (18.29%) Docker
27 196 (17.41%) Subversion
28 194 (17.23%) Web Services
29 192 (17.05%) SQL
30 182 (16.16%) XML

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
1 175 (15.54%) Apache
2 114 (10.12%) Confluence
3 104 (9.24%) Tomcat
4 89 (7.90%) nginx
5 71 (6.31%) JBoss
5 71 (6.31%) WebSphere
6 66 (5.86%) WebLogic
7 51 (4.53%) IIS
8 45 (4.00%) Elasticsearch
9 25 (2.22%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 23 (2.04%) OpenStack
11 21 (1.87%) CMS
12 16 (1.42%) Apache Spark
12 16 (1.42%) Jetty
12 16 (1.42%) Mongrel
13 14 (1.24%) Mule
14 13 (1.15%) WebSphere Application Server
15 9 (0.80%) Cloud Foundry
15 9 (0.80%) IBM HTTP Server
16 6 (0.53%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (0.71%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.53%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.53%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.44%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 9 (0.80%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.18%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (0.18%) Oracle EBS
2 2 (0.18%) Oracle Retail
2 2 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
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
Cloud Services
1 269 (23.89%) Amazon AWS
2 69 (6.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (5.15%) Amazon EC2
4 42 (3.73%) GitHub
5 41 (3.64%) Amazon S3
6 37 (3.29%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 33 (2.93%) IaaS
8 32 (2.84%) PaaS
9 31 (2.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 29 (2.58%) Cloud Computing
11 24 (2.13%) AWS CloudFormation
12 23 (2.04%) Slack
13 21 (1.87%) Amazon ELB
13 21 (1.87%) Google Cloud Platform
14 16 (1.42%) Google App Engine
14 16 (1.42%) SaaS
15 14 (1.24%) npm
16 13 (1.15%) Amazon SQS
17 11 (0.98%) G Suite
18 10 (0.89%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 341 (30.28%) TCP/IP
2 283 (25.13%) SSL
3 166 (14.74%) DNS
4 132 (11.72%) Firewall
5 93 (8.26%) HTTPS
6 71 (6.31%) Network Security
7 66 (5.86%) FTP
8 64 (5.68%) IPsec
8 64 (5.68%) LDAP
9 55 (4.88%) SMTP
10 50 (4.44%) Internet
11 45 (4.00%) VPN
12 39 (3.46%) LAN
13 38 (3.37%) DHCP
14 37 (3.29%) WAN
15 35 (3.11%) SSH
16 24 (2.13%) VoIP
17 23 (2.04%) Ethernet
18 20 (1.78%) OpenVPN
19 17 (1.51%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 220 (19.54%) Relational Database
2 173 (15.36%) MongoDB
3 148 (13.14%) MySQL
4 98 (8.70%) PostgreSQL
5 93 (8.26%) NoSQL
6 76 (6.75%) SQL Server
7 53 (4.71%) Apache Cassandra
8 34 (3.02%) Amazon RDS
9 23 (2.04%) Big Data
10 22 (1.95%) Hadoop
11 21 (1.87%) Oracle Database
12 20 (1.78%) RDBMS
13 17 (1.51%) Neo4j
14 14 (1.24%) Redis
15 12 (1.07%) HBase
16 10 (0.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 10 (0.89%) MariaDB
17 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
18 7 (0.62%) Oracle Database 11g
19 6 (0.53%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 443 (39.34%) Git (software)
2 297 (26.38%) Jenkins
3 196 (17.41%) Subversion
4 148 (13.14%) JIRA
5 125 (11.10%) JUnit
6 73 (6.48%) Maven
7 63 (5.60%) Selenium
8 43 (3.82%) Cucumber
8 43 (3.82%) SonarQube
9 40 (3.55%) Bitbucket
10 36 (3.20%) Artifactory
10 36 (3.20%) Sonatype Nexus
11 35 (3.11%) Ant
12 34 (3.02%) Jasmine
13 33 (2.93%) Gradle
14 32 (2.84%) Grunt
14 32 (2.84%) gulp
15 24 (2.13%) IntelliJ
16 23 (2.04%) Eclipse
16 23 (2.04%) webpack
General
1 93 (8.26%) Finance
2 53 (4.71%) Banking
3 30 (2.66%) Marketing
4 29 (2.58%) Telecoms
5 21 (1.87%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.60%) Electronics
6 18 (1.60%) Law
7 17 (1.51%) Retail
8 14 (1.24%) Legal
9 11 (0.98%) Advertising
10 9 (0.80%) Front Office
10 9 (0.80%) Investment Banking
11 7 (0.62%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.62%) Publishing
12 6 (0.53%) Games
13 5 (0.44%) Spanish Language
14 4 (0.36%) Automotive
14 4 (0.36%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.18%) French Language
15 2 (0.18%) German Language
Job Titles
1 460 (40.85%) Developer
2 202 (17.94%) DevOps Engineer
3 173 (15.36%) Java Developer
4 110 (9.77%) Scala Developer
5 61 (5.42%) Linux Engineer
6 60 (5.33%) Architect
7 58 (5.15%) Consultant
8 50 (4.44%) Linux/Unix DevOps
9 46 (4.09%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 43 (3.82%) Senior DevOps
11 40 (3.55%) Agile Developer
11 40 (3.55%) AWS Engineer
11 40 (3.55%) Senior DevOps Engineer
12 39 (3.46%) Analyst
13 38 (3.37%) Java Scala Developer
14 36 (3.20%) Senior Developer
15 35 (3.11%) AWS DevOps
16 34 (3.02%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 30 (2.66%) Administrator
17 30 (2.66%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 307 (27.26%) HTML
2 292 (25.93%) REST
3 232 (20.60%) CSS
4 224 (19.89%) JSON
5 194 (17.23%) Web Services
6 182 (16.16%) RESTful
6 182 (16.16%) XML
7 169 (15.01%) Spring
8 142 (12.61%) SOAP
9 136 (12.08%) HTML5
10 127 (11.28%) Node.js
11 106 (9.41%) Ajax
12 105 (9.33%) Play Framework
13 104 (9.24%) CSS3
14 92 (8.17%) .NET
15 88 (7.82%) Elastic Stack
16 80 (7.10%) J2EE
17 79 (7.02%) Guice
17 79 (7.02%) Middleware
18 73 (6.48%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 58 (5.15%) User Experience
2 54 (4.80%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (4.26%) Computer Science
4 32 (2.84%) Public Cloud
5 29 (2.58%) Enterprise Software
5 29 (2.58%) Linux Command Line
6 27 (2.40%) Clustering
7 26 (2.31%) PKI
8 25 (2.22%) Client/Server
9 23 (2.04%) Mobile App
10 22 (1.95%) Data Centre
11 19 (1.69%) Management Information System
12 14 (1.24%) Fintech
13 13 (1.15%) DataPower
14 11 (0.98%) Animation
14 11 (0.98%) Video on Demand
15 10 (0.89%) Algorithms
16 9 (0.80%) Greenfield Project
17 7 (0.62%) Virtual Team
18 6 (0.53%) Cyber Kill Chain
Operating Systems
1 569 (50.53%) Linux
2 255 (22.65%) Unix
3 113 (10.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 113 (10.04%) Windows
4 86 (7.64%) Mac OS X
5 53 (4.71%) CentOS
6 46 (4.09%) Android
7 38 (3.37%) Windows Server
8 34 (3.02%) Ubuntu
9 24 (2.13%) Apple iOS
10 20 (1.78%) Windows 10
10 20 (1.78%) Windows 7
11 19 (1.69%) Solaris
12 18 (1.60%) Windows Server 2008
13 16 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (1.07%) AIX
15 9 (0.80%) CoreOS
15 9 (0.80%) Windows Server 2003
16 8 (0.71%) SUSE
17 7 (0.62%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 597 (53.02%) Agile Software Development
2 376 (33.39%) Configuration Management
3 348 (30.91%) DevOps
4 311 (27.62%) Continuous Integration
5 302 (26.82%) Test Automation
6 258 (22.91%) Scrum
7 241 (21.40%) TDD
8 217 (19.27%) Open Source
9 167 (14.83%) Microservices
10 149 (13.23%) Responsive Web Design
11 141 (12.52%) Web Design
12 137 (12.17%) Software Engineering
13 136 (12.08%) Continuous Delivery
14 129 (11.46%) Load Balancing
15 124 (11.01%) Web Development
16 108 (9.59%) Mentoring
17 93 (8.26%) Kanban
18 88 (7.82%) Coaching
19 84 (7.46%) SOA
20 80 (7.10%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 517 (45.91%) Java
2 343 (30.46%) Python
3 244 (21.67%) JavaScript
4 225 (19.98%) Ruby
5 192 (17.05%) SQL
6 174 (15.45%) Scala
7 173 (15.36%) Bash Shell
8 117 (10.39%) C#
9 116 (10.30%) Perl
10 78 (6.93%) Shell Script
11 75 (6.66%) Groovy
12 62 (5.51%) Go
13 51 (4.53%) PHP
14 37 (3.29%) C
15 36 (3.20%) C-shell
15 36 (3.20%) Korn
16 25 (2.22%) C++
16 25 (2.22%) PowerShell
17 22 (1.95%) ES6
18 20 (1.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 122 (10.83%) Security Cleared
2 85 (7.55%) SC Cleared
3 55 (4.88%) Degree
4 33 (2.93%) Computer Science Degree
5 23 (2.04%) CISSP
6 22 (1.95%) CEH
7 19 (1.69%) BPSS Clearance
8 17 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
9 14 (1.24%) CCNP
10 13 (1.15%) CCNA
10 13 (1.15%) CREST Certified
10 13 (1.15%) GIAC
10 13 (1.15%) SANS
11 8 (0.71%) CCIE
12 7 (0.62%) AWS Certification
12 7 (0.62%) CCDA
12 7 (0.62%) JNCIA
12 7 (0.62%) JNCIP
12 7 (0.62%) JNCIS
12 7 (0.62%) MySQL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 82 (7.28%) QA
2 7 (0.62%) Disclosure Scotland
3 6 (0.53%) SLA
4 5 (0.44%) Data Quality
5 4 (0.36%) GCP
5 4 (0.36%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.27%) HL7
6 3 (0.27%) RosettaNet
6 3 (0.27%) WAI
6 3 (0.27%) WCAG
7 2 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 1 (0.089%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.089%) ISO 22301
8 1 (0.089%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
8 1 (0.089%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 1 (0.089%) MiFID
8 1 (0.089%) PCI DSS
8 1 (0.089%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 206 (18.29%) Docker
2 71 (6.31%) VMware Infrastructure
3 57 (5.06%) Active Directory
4 39 (3.46%) Xen
5 36 (3.20%) vCloud
6 28 (2.49%) Virtual Machines
7 14 (1.24%) Squid
8 13 (1.15%) KVM
8 13 (1.15%) Postfix
9 11 (0.98%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (0.89%) Microsoft App-V
11 8 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
12 7 (0.62%) Hyper-V
12 7 (0.62%) NFS
12 7 (0.62%) Openswan
12 7 (0.62%) Varnish
13 6 (0.53%) pfSense
13 6 (0.53%) Samba
14 4 (0.36%) iptables
14 4 (0.36%) OpenAM
Systems Management
1 243 (21.58%) Puppet
2 179 (15.90%) Ansible
3 130 (11.55%) Opscode Chef
4 88 (7.82%) Kubernetes
5 71 (6.31%) Terraform
6 64 (5.68%) Kibana
7 63 (5.60%) logstash
8 49 (4.35%) Grafana
9 29 (2.58%) HAProxy
10 28 (2.49%) Nagios
11 26 (2.31%) Graphite
11 26 (2.31%) Salt
11 26 (2.31%) ZABBIX
12 24 (2.13%) Rancher
13 23 (2.04%) Docker Swarm
14 18 (1.60%) SCCM
15 13 (1.15%) Nessus
15 13 (1.15%) Nmap
15 13 (1.15%) Rsyslog
15 13 (1.15%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 117 (10.39%) Google
2 116 (10.30%) VMware
3 96 (8.53%) Oracle
4 88 (7.82%) Microsoft
5 38 (3.37%) Cisco
5 38 (3.37%) SaltStack
5 38 (3.37%) Splunk
6 35 (3.11%) WSO2
7 34 (3.02%) IBM
8 33 (2.93%) Juniper
8 33 (2.93%) Red Hat
8 33 (2.93%) webMethods
9 32 (2.84%) F5
10 30 (2.66%) HP
11 23 (2.04%) CheckPoint
12 22 (1.95%) SAP
13 18 (1.60%) Apigee
13 18 (1.60%) Dell
13 18 (1.60%) Palo Alto
14 14 (1.24%) Sonatype