Period
to 27 May 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 27 May 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
27 May 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 228 189 167
Rank change year-on-year -39 -22 +45
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,159 1,290 1,672
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.15% 1.42% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.61% 10.14% 10.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 832 872 1,092
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +9.83% +8.13%
10th Percentile £350 £345 £313
90th Percentile £622 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £406
% change year-on-year - +10.77% +4.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 23 17
UK median hourly rate £21.50 £43.50 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -50.57% +8.75% -3.03%
10th Percentile £16.29 £19.25 £22.78
90th Percentile £35.56 £56.75 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year -19.54% +8.75% -5.88%

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 13,466 12,718 15,854
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.37% 13.97% 14.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,313 7,772 9,459
UK median daily rate £425 £411 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.53% +2.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £208 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +0.65% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 748 736 707
UK median hourly rate £19.49 £21.08 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.52% -15.69% +16.06%
10th Percentile £11.76 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £52.50 £48.20
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.40 £19.90 £25.00
% change year-on-year -2.54% -20.40% +11.11%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -43 1,087 £500 +5.26% 282
London -26 631 £525 +5.00% 141
UK excluding London -55 504 £450 - 157
South East -30 171 £450 -5.26% 42
North of England -66 120 £469 +6.53% 39
East of England +6 83 £500 - 30
Yorkshire -46 74 £450 - 11
Midlands -47 47 £488 +2.63% 14
North West -23 38 £456 +10.61% 27
West Midlands -37 37 £500 +5.26% 8
Scotland -25 34 £425 +0.29% 10
South West +8 32 £413 -10.33% 16
Wales -28 13 £375 -4.76% 5
North East -17 11 £578 +43.31% 1
East Midlands -18 10 £390 -23.15% 6
Northern Ireland - 2 £473 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 592 (51.08%) Agile Software Development
2 541 (46.68%) Java
3 483 (41.67%) Linux
4 406 (35.03%) Git (software)
5 373 (32.18%) JavaScript
6 358 (30.89%) REST
7 341 (29.42%) Continuous Integration
7 341 (29.42%) TCP/IP
8 334 (28.82%) HTML
9 320 (27.61%) Test Automation
10 315 (27.18%) TDD
11 299 (25.80%) Jenkins
12 287 (24.76%) CSS
13 285 (24.59%) Web Services
14 277 (23.90%) DevOps
15 262 (22.61%) Configuration Management
16 261 (22.52%) SSL
17 246 (21.23%) Open Source
18 241 (20.79%) Relational Database
19 223 (19.24%) Amazon AWS
20 218 (18.81%) SQL
21 217 (18.72%) Python
22 211 (18.21%) MongoDB
22 211 (18.21%) Docker
23 210 (18.12%) XML
24 208 (17.95%) Unix
24 208 (17.95%) Microservices
25 207 (17.86%) Scrum
26 204 (17.60%) RESTful
27 192 (16.57%) 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
1 192 (16.57%) Apache
2 102 (8.80%) Tomcat
3 87 (7.51%) WebSphere
4 84 (7.25%) Confluence
5 72 (6.21%) nginx
6 58 (5.00%) IIS
7 39 (3.36%) Apache Spark
8 38 (3.28%) Elasticsearch
9 36 (3.11%) JBoss
10 25 (2.16%) Jetty
11 23 (1.98%) Mongrel
11 23 (1.98%) WebLogic
12 20 (1.73%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 17 (1.47%) CMS
14 12 (1.04%) WebSphere Application Server
15 11 (0.95%) Commerce Server
16 10 (0.86%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.86%) BizTalk Server
16 10 (0.86%) IBM HTTP Server
16 10 (0.86%) OpenStack
Applications
1 6 (0.52%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.35%) Chatbot
2 4 (0.35%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.086%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.086%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 9 (0.78%) Magento
2 5 (0.43%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.35%) Global One
4 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
4 3 (0.26%) ION MarketView
5 1 (0.086%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.086%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 223 (19.24%) Amazon AWS
2 108 (9.32%) Microsoft Azure
3 62 (5.35%) GitHub
4 40 (3.45%) Amazon EC2
5 37 (3.19%) PaaS
6 36 (3.11%) Google Cloud Platform
7 34 (2.93%) Heroku
8 31 (2.67%) Serverless
9 28 (2.42%) AWS CloudFormation
10 22 (1.90%) npm
11 21 (1.81%) SaaS
11 21 (1.81%) Slack
12 20 (1.73%) Google App Engine
13 17 (1.47%) Amazon S3
14 14 (1.21%) Google Analytics
14 14 (1.21%) Virtual Private Cloud
15 12 (1.04%) Azure Active Directory
15 12 (1.04%) IaaS
16 11 (0.95%) Cloud Computing
16 11 (0.95%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 341 (29.42%) TCP/IP
2 261 (22.52%) SSL
3 172 (14.84%) DNS
4 154 (13.29%) FTP
5 97 (8.37%) Firewall
6 73 (6.30%) IPsec
7 72 (6.21%) SMTP
8 60 (5.18%) HTTPS
9 58 (5.00%) DHCP
10 49 (4.23%) Internet
11 34 (2.93%) SSH
11 34 (2.93%) VPN
12 23 (1.98%) Network Security
13 22 (1.90%) WAN
14 21 (1.81%) SNMP
14 21 (1.81%) VoIP
15 19 (1.64%) Intrusion Detection
16 18 (1.55%) MPLS
17 17 (1.47%) LAN
17 17 (1.47%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 241 (20.79%) Relational Database
2 211 (18.21%) MongoDB
3 153 (13.20%) MySQL
4 152 (13.11%) NoSQL
5 123 (10.61%) PostgreSQL
6 115 (9.92%) SQL Server
7 67 (5.78%) RDBMS
8 54 (4.66%) Apache Cassandra
9 53 (4.57%) Big Data
10 50 (4.31%) Neo4j
11 37 (3.19%) Redis
12 28 (2.42%) Hadoop
13 23 (1.98%) DB2
14 16 (1.38%) Amazon RDS
14 16 (1.38%) HBase
15 14 (1.21%) SQL Server 2008
16 13 (1.12%) CouchDB
16 13 (1.12%) Power BI
16 13 (1.12%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 11 (0.95%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 406 (35.03%) Git (software)
2 299 (25.80%) Jenkins
3 153 (13.20%) Subversion
4 112 (9.66%) JIRA
5 100 (8.63%) JUnit
6 94 (8.11%) Cucumber
7 82 (7.08%) Maven
8 72 (6.21%) Mockito
9 64 (5.52%) Gradle
10 60 (5.18%) gulp
11 52 (4.49%) Selenium
12 51 (4.40%) webpack
13 50 (4.31%) Travis CI
14 38 (3.28%) Ant
14 38 (3.28%) Grunt
15 36 (3.11%) GitLab
16 35 (3.02%) Gatling
17 30 (2.59%) Jasmine
17 30 (2.59%) JMeter
18 29 (2.50%) SonarQube
General
1 105 (9.06%) Finance
2 49 (4.23%) Banking
3 38 (3.28%) Telecoms
4 25 (2.16%) Retail
5 20 (1.73%) Marketing
6 14 (1.21%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.12%) Law
8 12 (1.04%) Automotive
8 12 (1.04%) Manufacturing
9 11 (0.95%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.95%) Games
10 9 (0.78%) Legal
11 7 (0.60%) Back Office
12 6 (0.52%) Spanish Language
13 5 (0.43%) Advertising
13 5 (0.43%) Electronics
14 3 (0.26%) Front Office
14 3 (0.26%) Publishing
15 2 (0.17%) French Language
15 2 (0.17%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 557 (48.06%) Developer
2 174 (15.01%) Java Developer
3 134 (11.56%) DevOps Engineer
4 106 (9.15%) Architect
5 78 (6.73%) Senior Developer
6 66 (5.69%) Scala Developer
7 65 (5.61%) Agile Developer
8 48 (4.14%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 48 (4.14%) Senior Java Developer
9 46 (3.97%) JavaScript Developer
10 45 (3.88%) Technical Architect
11 41 (3.54%) Consultant
12 40 (3.45%) Linux Engineer
13 39 (3.36%) .NET Developer
14 38 (3.28%) AWS Engineer
15 36 (3.11%) Analyst
15 36 (3.11%) C# Developer
16 35 (3.02%) AWS DevOps
17 34 (2.93%) Senior DevOps
18 33 (2.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 358 (30.89%) REST
2 334 (28.82%) HTML
3 287 (24.76%) CSS
4 285 (24.59%) Web Services
5 210 (18.12%) XML
6 204 (17.60%) RESTful
7 170 (14.67%) SOAP
8 162 (13.98%) Spring
9 154 (13.29%) AngularJS
10 143 (12.34%) JSON
11 131 (11.30%) HTML5
12 129 (11.13%) .NET
13 123 (10.61%) Node.js
14 86 (7.42%) OAuth
15 85 (7.33%) Dropwizard
16 83 (7.16%) Guice
17 80 (6.90%) J2EE
18 79 (6.82%) Ajax
19 76 (6.56%) CSS3
19 76 (6.56%) OAuth2
Miscellaneous
1 72 (6.21%) Analytical Skills
2 58 (5.00%) User Experience
3 54 (4.66%) Mobile App
4 34 (2.93%) Greenfield Project
4 34 (2.93%) Self-Motivation
5 33 (2.85%) Public Cloud
6 32 (2.76%) Computer Science
7 28 (2.42%) Linux Command Line
8 27 (2.33%) Data Centre
9 24 (2.07%) Clustering
10 22 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.47%) Fintech
12 14 (1.21%) Mainframe
13 13 (1.12%) Client/Server
13 13 (1.12%) MPEG
13 13 (1.12%) PKI
14 11 (0.95%) Cyberthreat
14 11 (0.95%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.95%) Replication
15 10 (0.86%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 483 (41.67%) Linux
2 208 (17.95%) Unix
3 116 (10.01%) Windows
4 64 (5.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 62 (5.35%) Mac OS X
6 44 (3.80%) Android
7 42 (3.62%) Ubuntu
8 33 (2.85%) CentOS
9 28 (2.42%) Windows Server
10 15 (1.29%) Apple iOS
11 13 (1.12%) Solaris
12 12 (1.04%) Debian
13 8 (0.69%) AIX
14 7 (0.60%) Mac OS
15 5 (0.43%) Fedora
15 5 (0.43%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.35%) Windows 10
16 4 (0.35%) Windows 8
16 4 (0.35%) Windows Embedded Compact
17 3 (0.26%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 592 (51.08%) Agile Software Development
2 341 (29.42%) Continuous Integration
3 320 (27.61%) Test Automation
4 315 (27.18%) TDD
5 277 (23.90%) DevOps
6 262 (22.61%) Configuration Management
7 246 (21.23%) Open Source
8 208 (17.95%) Microservices
9 207 (17.86%) Scrum
10 157 (13.55%) BDD
11 152 (13.11%) Problem-Solving
12 145 (12.51%) Unit Testing
13 128 (11.04%) Software Engineering
14 125 (10.79%) OO
15 120 (10.35%) MVC
16 112 (9.66%) OOP
17 110 (9.49%) Web Development
18 106 (9.15%) Continuous Delivery
19 86 (7.42%) Responsive Web Design
20 81 (6.99%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 541 (46.68%) Java
2 373 (32.18%) JavaScript
3 218 (18.81%) SQL
4 217 (18.72%) Python
5 169 (14.58%) Ruby
6 132 (11.39%) C#
7 112 (9.66%) Scala
8 100 (8.63%) Perl
9 87 (7.51%) Java 8
10 85 (7.33%) Bash Shell
11 79 (6.82%) ES6
11 79 (6.82%) Groovy
12 63 (5.44%) PHP
13 54 (4.66%) TypeScript
14 50 (4.31%) Shell Script
15 46 (3.97%) Go
16 32 (2.76%) PowerShell
17 29 (2.50%) C++
18 25 (2.16%) JSX
19 24 (2.07%) C
Qualifications
1 131 (11.30%) Security Cleared
2 103 (8.89%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.49%) Degree
4 44 (3.80%) BPSS Clearance
5 31 (2.67%) Computer Science Degree
6 23 (1.98%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.21%) CCNP
7 14 (1.21%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.12%) CISSP
9 12 (1.04%) Siebel Certification
10 10 (0.86%) CEH
10 10 (0.86%) ISTQB
11 7 (0.60%) CCNA
12 5 (0.43%) CCIE
12 5 (0.43%) GCIA
12 5 (0.43%) GCIH
12 5 (0.43%) GIAC
12 5 (0.43%) GSEC
12 5 (0.43%) MCP
13 4 (0.35%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.40%) QA
2 8 (0.69%) GCP
3 7 (0.60%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.43%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.43%) SLA
5 2 (0.17%) GDPR
5 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.086%) Cyber Essentials
6 1 (0.086%) HL7
6 1 (0.086%) PMO
6 1 (0.086%) RosettaNet
System Software
1 211 (18.21%) Docker
2 71 (6.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 50 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
4 42 (3.62%) Active Directory
5 27 (2.33%) Xen
6 17 (1.47%) vCloud
7 14 (1.21%) HDFS
8 9 (0.78%) KVM
8 9 (0.78%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.69%) vSphere
10 7 (0.60%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.60%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.52%) NFS
11 6 (0.52%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.43%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 5 (0.43%) Hyper-V
13 4 (0.35%) Postfix
13 4 (0.35%) Squid
13 4 (0.35%) VMware ESXi
14 3 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 177 (15.27%) Puppet
2 128 (11.04%) Opscode Chef
3 117 (10.09%) Ansible
4 69 (5.95%) Kubernetes
5 64 (5.52%) Terraform
6 41 (3.54%) Kibana
7 37 (3.19%) Salt
8 32 (2.76%) Docker Swarm
9 26 (2.24%) logstash
10 23 (1.98%) Prometheus
11 22 (1.90%) Grafana
12 17 (1.47%) Nagios
13 13 (1.12%) Mesos
14 11 (0.95%) Nessus
14 11 (0.95%) QRadar
14 11 (0.95%) vCenter Server
15 10 (0.86%) Nmap
16 9 (0.78%) SCCM
17 8 (0.69%) CSIRT
17 8 (0.69%) Marathon
Vendors
1 96 (8.28%) Microsoft
2 93 (8.02%) Google
3 86 (7.42%) VMware
4 77 (6.64%) Oracle
5 52 (4.49%) Cisco
6 47 (4.06%) IBM
7 42 (3.62%) Splunk
8 32 (2.76%) Red Hat
9 27 (2.33%) HP
10 26 (2.24%) webMethods
11 23 (1.98%) Salesforce.com
12 20 (1.73%) SAP
13 19 (1.64%) AppDynamics
14 18 (1.55%) F5
15 17 (1.47%) CheckPoint
16 14 (1.21%) Siebel
17 13 (1.12%) Adobe
17 13 (1.12%) Software AG
18 12 (1.04%) SaltStack
19 11 (0.95%) New Relic