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 3 months to 30 March 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.

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 166 168 186
Rank change year-on-year +2 +18  
Contract jobs citing HTTP 707 778 673
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.55% 1.44% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.77% 9.74% 8.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 467 499 409
Median daily rate £475 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £576 £550 £526
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 4 10
Median hourly rate £43.25 £44.38 £48.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.53% -8.50%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.76 £30.88 £39.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £54.25 £53.50 £51.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £44.38 £47.50
% change year-on-year -2.53% -6.57%  

HTTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 6563 7989 7930
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 14.41% 14.76% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 4035 4785 4336
Median daily rate £400 £383 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.57% +5.51%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £235 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £535 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 367 338 438
Median hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £27.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.66% +11.11%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.07 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.22
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing HTTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 30 March 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 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Top 30 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 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +11 656 £475 +9.19% 399
London +19 319 £475 - 198
South East -32 96 £469 +25.00% 58
Yorkshire +43 74 £481 +1.31% 30
West Yorkshire +36 47 £450 -10.00% 18
East of England +26 47 £515 +48.20% 14
Leeds +30 42 £450 -13.87% 10
City of London +8 33 £456 -13.91% 61
West Midlands +28 32 £475 +35.23% 24
Berkshire +13 31 £475 +26.66% 16
North West -11 29 £400 -6.70% 42
North East +3 28 £390 -2.50% 4
Newcastle upon Tyne +8 27 £390 -2.50% 3
Tyne and Wear +2 27 £390 -2.50% 4
South Yorkshire +14 25 £494 +16.17% 5
Sheffield +9 24 £494 +9.11% 5
West Sussex -18 22 £516 +14.61% 2
Hampshire +1 20 £451 +24.48% 5
Essex -2 20 £550 +58.27% 1
Reading -1 18 £500 +33.33% 7
Wales +18 17 £394 +12.50% 5
Manchester +7 17 £425 -2.85% 28
East Midlands +1 16 £375 -16.66% 13
Scotland -9 16 £423 +5.62% 13
South West -12 16 £494 +36.20% 14
Cambridgeshire +19 15 £450 +71.42% 4
Shropshire +40 14 £500 - 2
Cardiff +29 14 £394 +12.50% 4
South Wales +28 14 £394 +12.50% 4
Southend-on-Sea -8 14 £550 +25.60%

For the 6 months to 30 March 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.

1 730 (53.87%) Agile Software Development
2 708 (52.25%) Linux
3 644 (47.53%) Java
4 494 (36.46%) Git (software)
5 439 (32.40%) HTML
6 428 (31.59%) Configuration Management
7 415 (30.63%) Continuous Integration
8 400 (29.52%) Python
9 372 (27.45%) JavaScript
10 365 (26.94%) DevOps
11 357 (26.35%) REST
12 352 (25.98%) TCP/IP
13 340 (25.09%) Jenkins
14 313 (23.10%) CSS
15 312 (23.03%) Relational Database
16 304 (22.44%) SSL
17 286 (21.11%) Scrum
18 285 (21.03%) Open Source
19 276 (20.37%) Web Services
20 272 (20.07%) Unix
20 272 (20.07%) JSON
21 267 (19.70%) TDD
22 266 (19.63%) Ruby
23 257 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
24 253 (18.67%) Puppet
25 244 (18.01%) Subversion
26 242 (17.86%) Responsive Web Design
27 237 (17.49%) MongoDB
28 236 (17.42%) Web Design
28 236 (17.42%) 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
1 219 (16.16%) Apache
2 131 (9.67%) Tomcat
3 111 (8.19%) nginx
4 110 (8.12%) WebSphere
5 85 (6.27%) Confluence
6 78 (5.76%) JBoss
7 70 (5.17%) IIS
8 56 (4.13%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 49 (3.62%) WebLogic
10 44 (3.25%) CMS
10 44 (3.25%) Elasticsearch
11 31 (2.29%) Jetty
11 31 (2.29%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 28 (2.07%) Apache Spark
13 27 (1.99%) WebSphere Application Server
14 26 (1.92%) Mongrel
15 23 (1.70%) OpenStack
16 21 (1.55%) SharePoint
17 20 (1.48%) IBM HTTP Server
17 20 (1.48%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 48 (3.54%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.37%) MS Visio
3 3 (0.22%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.15%) MS Office
5 1 (0.074%) Chatbot
Business Applications
1 14 (1.03%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 8 (0.59%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.44%) Adobe Campaign
4 5 (0.37%) Dynamics CRM
5 4 (0.30%) NetSuite
6 2 (0.15%) Payment Gateway
6 2 (0.15%) Salesforce.com CRM
7 1 (0.074%) BusinessWorks
7 1 (0.074%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
7 1 (0.074%) Magento
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle Cash Management
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS
7 1 (0.074%) Oracle EBS R12
7 1 (0.074%) SAP HCM
7 1 (0.074%) SDL Web 8
Cloud Services
1 257 (18.97%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (7.97%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (4.35%) Amazon EC2
4 49 (3.62%) GitHub
5 40 (2.95%) PaaS
6 33 (2.44%) Google Cloud Platform
7 31 (2.29%) IaaS
8 30 (2.21%) Amazon S3
9 25 (1.85%) Google App Engine
10 21 (1.55%) Amazon ELB
11 20 (1.48%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 18 (1.33%) AWS CloudFormation
13 17 (1.25%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 16 (1.18%) Google Analytics
15 11 (0.81%) Amazon SQS
15 11 (0.81%) Route 53
16 10 (0.74%) Amazon ElastiCache
16 10 (0.74%) Cloud Computing
17 9 (0.66%) Google Tag Manager
18 6 (0.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 352 (25.98%) TCP/IP
2 304 (22.44%) SSL
3 195 (14.39%) DNS
4 89 (6.57%) HTTPS
5 86 (6.35%) Firewall
6 83 (6.13%) Internet
7 75 (5.54%) FTP
8 63 (4.65%) DHCP
9 61 (4.50%) SSH
10 47 (3.47%) VPN
11 46 (3.39%) SMTP
12 45 (3.32%) LDAP
13 42 (3.10%) IPsec
14 41 (3.03%) LAN
15 40 (2.95%) SAN
15 40 (2.95%) WAN
16 31 (2.29%) BGP
17 30 (2.21%) ICMP
18 29 (2.14%) Intrusion Detection
18 29 (2.14%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 312 (23.03%) Relational Database
2 237 (17.49%) MongoDB
3 177 (13.06%) PostgreSQL
4 153 (11.29%) MySQL
5 132 (9.74%) NoSQL
6 83 (6.13%) SQL Server
7 67 (4.94%) Redis
8 55 (4.06%) Hadoop
9 47 (3.47%) Neo4j
10 38 (2.80%) Oracle Database
11 32 (2.36%) Big Data
12 25 (1.85%) Amazon RDS
12 25 (1.85%) Apache Cassandra
13 20 (1.48%) Oracle Database 11g
14 19 (1.40%) HBase
15 14 (1.03%) DB2
16 12 (0.89%) Oracle Database 10g
16 12 (0.89%) RDBMS
17 10 (0.74%) Amazon DynamoDB
17 10 (0.74%) CouchDB
Development Applications
1 494 (36.46%) Git (software)
2 340 (25.09%) Jenkins
3 244 (18.01%) Subversion
4 128 (9.45%) JIRA
5 127 (9.37%) JUnit
6 93 (6.86%) Maven
7 79 (5.83%) Selenium
8 75 (5.54%) Cucumber
9 41 (3.03%) Ant
10 40 (2.95%) Grunt
11 38 (2.80%) WebDriver
12 35 (2.58%) Bitbucket
12 35 (2.58%) gulp
13 33 (2.44%) Travis CI
14 31 (2.29%) Gradle
15 29 (2.14%) Karma Test Runner
16 27 (1.99%) IntelliJ
17 26 (1.92%) JMeter
17 26 (1.92%) Mockito
18 25 (1.85%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 117 (8.63%) Finance
2 55 (4.06%) Telecoms
3 40 (2.95%) Banking
4 29 (2.14%) Retail
5 26 (1.92%) Marketing
6 20 (1.48%) Electronics
6 20 (1.48%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.40%) Legal
8 11 (0.81%) Law
8 11 (0.81%) Publishing
9 10 (0.74%) Advertising
10 9 (0.66%) Games
11 7 (0.52%) Billing
11 7 (0.52%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.52%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.30%) Online Betting
13 3 (0.22%) Back Office
14 2 (0.15%) Aerospace
15 1 (0.074%) Front Office
15 1 (0.074%) German Language
Job Titles
1 652 (48.12%) Developer
2 232 (17.12%) Java Developer
3 172 (12.69%) DevOps Engineer
4 137 (10.11%) Scala Developer
5 76 (5.61%) Senior Developer
6 64 (4.72%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 57 (4.21%) Software Engineer
8 55 (4.06%) Architect
9 54 (3.99%) Analyst
10 48 (3.54%) AWS Engineer
11 45 (3.32%) AWS DevOps
12 43 (3.17%) Consultant
13 40 (2.95%) Linux Engineer
13 40 (2.95%) Senior Java Developer
14 38 (2.80%) Python Developer
15 37 (2.73%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 36 (2.66%) Administrator
16 36 (2.66%) Java Engineer
16 36 (2.66%) Java Scala Developer
16 36 (2.66%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 439 (32.40%) HTML
2 357 (26.35%) REST
3 313 (23.10%) CSS
4 276 (20.37%) Web Services
5 272 (20.07%) JSON
6 214 (15.79%) XML
7 194 (14.32%) RESTful
8 182 (13.43%) Spring
9 178 (13.14%) HTML5
10 148 (10.92%) Node.js
11 130 (9.59%) Ajax
12 124 (9.15%) CSS3
13 117 (8.63%) .NET
14 114 (8.41%) AngularJS
15 113 (8.34%) Play Framework
16 110 (8.12%) Middleware
17 107 (7.90%) SOAP
18 96 (7.08%) J2EE
19 91 (6.72%) jQuery
20 86 (6.35%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 67 (4.94%) User Experience
2 52 (3.84%) Analytical Skills
3 42 (3.10%) Linux Command Line
4 38 (2.80%) Computer Science
5 29 (2.14%) Management Information System
6 27 (1.99%) Mobile App
7 26 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 26 (1.92%) STB
8 24 (1.77%) MPEG
8 24 (1.77%) Public Cloud
9 21 (1.55%) Enterprise Software
10 20 (1.48%) Clustering
11 19 (1.40%) Digital Media
12 18 (1.33%) Digital TV
13 17 (1.25%) Video on Demand
14 16 (1.18%) PKI
15 14 (1.03%) Client/Server
15 14 (1.03%) Device Driver
16 13 (0.96%) W3C
17 12 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 708 (52.25%) Linux
2 272 (20.07%) Unix
3 172 (12.69%) Windows
4 136 (10.04%) Mac OS X
5 78 (5.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 56 (4.13%) Ubuntu
6 56 (4.13%) Windows Server
7 54 (3.99%) CentOS
8 38 (2.80%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (2.14%) CoreOS
10 28 (2.07%) Android
11 23 (1.70%) Windows Server 2003
12 22 (1.62%) Solaris
12 22 (1.62%) Windows Server 2012
13 21 (1.55%) Apple iOS
14 18 (1.33%) AIX
14 18 (1.33%) Debian
15 15 (1.11%) Windows XP
16 14 (1.03%) Windows 7
17 12 (0.89%) Windows 10
Processes & Methodologies
1 730 (53.87%) Agile Software Development
2 428 (31.59%) Configuration Management
3 415 (30.63%) Continuous Integration
4 365 (26.94%) DevOps
5 286 (21.11%) Scrum
6 285 (21.03%) Open Source
7 267 (19.70%) TDD
8 242 (17.86%) Responsive Web Design
9 236 (17.42%) Web Design
10 212 (15.65%) Web Development
11 161 (11.88%) Microservices
12 158 (11.66%) Automated Testing
13 150 (11.07%) Software Engineering
14 144 (10.63%) BDD
15 125 (9.23%) Continuous Deployment
15 125 (9.23%) Mentoring
16 115 (8.49%) MVC
17 113 (8.34%) Visualisation
18 106 (7.82%) Continuous Delivery
19 104 (7.68%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 644 (47.53%) Java
2 400 (29.52%) Python
3 372 (27.45%) JavaScript
4 266 (19.63%) Ruby
5 236 (17.42%) SQL
6 209 (15.42%) Scala
7 150 (11.07%) C#
8 106 (7.82%) Bash Shell
8 106 (7.82%) Perl
9 93 (6.86%) PHP
10 76 (5.61%) C
10 76 (5.61%) PowerShell
11 71 (5.24%) C++
12 66 (4.87%) Go
13 56 (4.13%) Shell Script
14 55 (4.06%) Groovy
15 23 (1.70%) Tcl
16 22 (1.62%) PL/SQL
17 18 (1.33%) VB
18 16 (1.18%) Haskell
Qualifications
1 173 (12.77%) Security Cleared
2 123 (9.08%) SC Cleared
3 50 (3.69%) Degree
4 32 (2.36%) BPSS Clearance
4 32 (2.36%) Cisco Certification
5 23 (1.70%) CCNP
6 19 (1.40%) CCNA
7 15 (1.11%) JNCIA
8 13 (0.96%) CISSP
9 9 (0.66%) CCIE
9 9 (0.66%) CCIP
10 8 (0.59%) JNCIP
10 8 (0.59%) Microsoft Certification
11 7 (0.52%) CCDA
11 7 (0.52%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.52%) JNCIS
12 6 (0.44%) CISM
12 6 (0.44%) PMI Certification
13 5 (0.37%) ITIL Certification
13 5 (0.37%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (3.54%) QA
2 26 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
3 14 (1.03%) PCI DSS
4 10 (0.74%) SLA
5 7 (0.52%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 6 (0.44%) PA-DSS
7 5 (0.37%) HL7
8 3 (0.22%) ISO22301
8 3 (0.22%) ISO27002
8 3 (0.22%) ISO27005
8 3 (0.22%) SDET
9 1 (0.074%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.074%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.074%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.074%) MiFID
9 1 (0.074%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.074%) WCAG
System Software
1 171 (12.62%) Docker
2 89 (6.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 42 (3.10%) Active Directory
4 34 (2.51%) Xen
5 30 (2.21%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (1.62%) Apache Flume
7 20 (1.48%) vCloud
8 16 (1.18%) NFS
9 12 (0.89%) Hyper-V
9 12 (0.89%) KVM
9 12 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
10 11 (0.81%) SRDF
11 10 (0.74%) etcd
11 10 (0.74%) flannel
11 10 (0.74%) vSphere
12 8 (0.59%) VirtualBox
13 7 (0.52%) VMware ESXi
14 6 (0.44%) Firmware
14 6 (0.44%) HDFS
14 6 (0.44%) Squid
Systems Management
1 253 (18.67%) Puppet
2 179 (13.21%) Ansible
3 142 (10.48%) Opscode Chef
4 62 (4.58%) Salt
5 53 (3.91%) Kibana
5 53 (3.91%) Kubernetes
6 38 (2.80%) Terraform
7 37 (2.73%) Grafana
7 37 (2.73%) Nagios
8 35 (2.58%) logstash
9 22 (1.62%) HAProxy
10 21 (1.55%) Graphite
11 20 (1.48%) Mesos
12 19 (1.40%) Rancher
13 18 (1.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
13 18 (1.33%) Marathon
14 17 (1.25%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 17 (1.25%) SELinux
15 16 (1.18%) WMI
15 16 (1.18%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 156 (11.51%) Oracle
2 123 (9.08%) VMware
3 118 (8.71%) Google
4 103 (7.60%) Microsoft
5 84 (6.20%) IBM
6 57 (4.21%) Cisco
7 48 (3.54%) Splunk
8 45 (3.32%) Red Hat
9 33 (2.44%) Rackspace
10 28 (2.07%) Juniper
11 27 (1.99%) Adobe
11 27 (1.99%) HP
12 22 (1.62%) SAP
13 21 (1.55%) Sitecore
14 20 (1.48%) SaltStack
14 20 (1.48%) WSO2
15 19 (1.40%) AppDynamics
15 19 (1.40%) Zend
16 18 (1.33%) EMC
17 16 (1.18%) CheckPoint
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
PCR
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
Oxfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £620 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day + Negotiable
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 20 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £700 - £800 per day
Posted: 23 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Winchester, Hampshire
Polar Recruitment
Rate: £475 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £250 - £300 per day
Posted: 6 hours ago
North London
ReThink Recruitment
Rate: £325 - £450 per day
Posted: 22 hours ago
Taunton, Somerset
Offer Recruitment
Rate: Up to £525 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Explore Recruitment Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
Stockport, Cheshire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 2 days ago
Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £395 - £455 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Coventry, West Midlands (County)
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £351 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
North West
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Leeds, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £430 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago