Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 207 184 235
Rank change year-on-year -23 +51 -21
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1211 1591 1210
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.27% 1.46% 1.07%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.16% 9.29% 7.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 774 1020 801
UK median daily rate £488 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.72% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £300
90th Percentile £600 £582 £579
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £420 £398
% change year-on-year +13.10% +5.66% +6.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 22 22
UK median hourly rate £34.54 £20.83 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.82% -46.25% -36.73%
10th Percentile £15.79 £15.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £50.00 £49.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.54 £20.83 £41.25
% change year-on-year +65.82% -49.50% -2.94%

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 13225 17127 16250
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.82% 15.74% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7928 10383 9139
UK median daily rate £408 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.88% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £200 £223 £205
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 743 825 962
UK median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.55
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.00% +21.65% +5.38%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.25 £11.18
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £18.50 £26.00 £20.77
% change year-on-year -28.85% +25.20% +6.50%

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 August 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 17 August 2017.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Top 15 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 August 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 -24 1133 £500 +11.11% 149
London -33 597 £500 +6.38% 77
UK excluding London -23 577 £475 +13.10% 78
South East -51 167 £500 +29.45% 21
North of England -47 136 £475 +10.47% 22
East of England +46 97 £515 +5.64% 9
Midlands +30 91 £500 +5.26% 10
Yorkshire -5 90 £500 +5.82% 8
West Midlands +40 63 £494 +1.36% 8
South West +8 46 £400 +10.34% 10
Scotland +1 39 £417 +11.27% 5
North West -58 33 £535 +25.88% 12
East Midlands -6 29 £500 +14.29% 2
North East +30 21 £525 +68.27% 2
Wales -14 5 £210 -55.79% 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 635 (52.44%) Linux
2 627 (51.78%) Agile Software Development
3 510 (42.11%) Java
4 486 (40.13%) Git (software)
5 432 (35.67%) Configuration Management
6 381 (31.46%) DevOps
7 377 (31.13%) HTML
8 369 (30.47%) Python
9 366 (30.22%) Continuous Integration
10 339 (27.99%) Jenkins
11 326 (26.92%) Test Automation
12 316 (26.09%) TCP/IP
13 308 (25.43%) SSL
14 305 (25.19%) REST
15 291 (24.03%) CSS
16 269 (22.21%) Scrum
17 268 (22.13%) JavaScript
18 267 (22.05%) Puppet
19 263 (21.72%) Ruby
20 259 (21.39%) Amazon AWS
21 256 (21.14%) JSON
22 253 (20.89%) Relational Database
23 247 (20.40%) Open Source
23 247 (20.40%) TDD
24 235 (19.41%) Docker
25 234 (19.32%) Unix
26 228 (18.83%) Subversion
27 224 (18.50%) XML
28 221 (18.25%) Apache
29 220 (18.17%) 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
1 221 (18.25%) Apache
2 123 (10.16%) Confluence
3 116 (9.58%) Tomcat
4 105 (8.67%) nginx
5 87 (7.18%) JBoss
6 84 (6.94%) WebSphere
7 68 (5.62%) WebLogic
8 55 (4.54%) IIS
9 53 (4.38%) Elasticsearch
10 32 (2.64%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 26 (2.15%) OpenStack
12 25 (2.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 20 (1.65%) WebSphere Application Server
14 19 (1.57%) Apache Spark
14 19 (1.57%) CMS
15 16 (1.32%) Jetty
16 14 (1.16%) Mongrel
17 13 (1.07%) Mule
18 12 (0.99%) IBM HTTP Server
19 8 (0.66%) SharePoint
Applications
1 18 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.83%) MS Visio
3 7 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.41%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.083%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 6 (0.50%) SAP WM
2 4 (0.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (0.33%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.17%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.083%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.083%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
4 1 (0.083%) Magento
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Applications
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Cash Management
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Retail
4 1 (0.083%) Oracle Utilities
4 1 (0.083%) Remedy ITSM
4 1 (0.083%) SAP HCM
4 1 (0.083%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 259 (21.39%) Amazon AWS
2 78 (6.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 64 (5.28%) Amazon EC2
4 47 (3.88%) Amazon S3
5 40 (3.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
6 38 (3.14%) IaaS
7 33 (2.73%) Amazon CloudWatch
7 33 (2.73%) PaaS
8 32 (2.64%) GitHub
9 30 (2.48%) Amazon ELB
10 29 (2.39%) Cloud Computing
11 18 (1.49%) Google Cloud Platform
12 15 (1.24%) SaaS
13 14 (1.16%) Google App Engine
14 12 (0.99%) Slack
15 11 (0.91%) AWS CloudFormation
16 10 (0.83%) Google Analytics
16 10 (0.83%) Route 53
17 9 (0.74%) Amazon SQS
18 8 (0.66%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
Communications & Networking
1 316 (26.09%) TCP/IP
2 308 (25.43%) SSL
3 183 (15.11%) DNS
4 126 (10.40%) Firewall
5 124 (10.24%) HTTPS
6 66 (5.45%) LDAP
7 63 (5.20%) Network Security
8 62 (5.12%) FTP
9 55 (4.54%) Internet
9 55 (4.54%) IPsec
9 55 (4.54%) VPN
10 49 (4.05%) SMTP
10 49 (4.05%) SSH
11 48 (3.96%) LAN
12 45 (3.72%) WAN
13 40 (3.30%) DHCP
14 27 (2.23%) Ethernet
15 23 (1.90%) OpenVPN
16 18 (1.49%) Wireshark
17 17 (1.40%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 253 (20.89%) Relational Database
2 185 (15.28%) MongoDB
3 167 (13.79%) MySQL
4 123 (10.16%) PostgreSQL
5 94 (7.76%) NoSQL
6 85 (7.02%) SQL Server
7 49 (4.05%) Apache Cassandra
8 39 (3.22%) Amazon RDS
9 32 (2.64%) Hadoop
9 32 (2.64%) Oracle Database
10 29 (2.39%) Big Data
11 21 (1.73%) RDBMS
12 17 (1.40%) Redis
13 13 (1.07%) HBase
14 12 (0.99%) DB2
14 12 (0.99%) Oracle Database 11g
15 11 (0.91%) Neo4j
16 10 (0.83%) Amazon DynamoDB
16 10 (0.83%) MariaDB
16 10 (0.83%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 486 (40.13%) Git (software)
2 339 (27.99%) Jenkins
3 228 (18.83%) Subversion
4 159 (13.13%) JIRA
5 134 (11.07%) JUnit
6 91 (7.51%) Maven
7 65 (5.37%) Selenium
8 48 (3.96%) Bitbucket
9 43 (3.55%) Artifactory
9 43 (3.55%) Sonatype Nexus
10 41 (3.39%) Ant
11 38 (3.14%) Cucumber
12 34 (2.81%) SonarQube
13 31 (2.56%) gulp
14 30 (2.48%) Grunt
14 30 (2.48%) SoapUI
15 25 (2.06%) Jasmine
16 24 (1.98%) Gatling
17 22 (1.82%) Gradle
17 22 (1.82%) JMeter
General
1 98 (8.09%) Finance
2 49 (4.05%) Banking
3 42 (3.47%) Telecoms
4 30 (2.48%) Marketing
5 25 (2.06%) Manufacturing
6 20 (1.65%) Electronics
7 19 (1.57%) Retail
8 18 (1.49%) Law
9 13 (1.07%) Financial Institution
10 12 (0.99%) Legal
11 10 (0.83%) Front Office
11 10 (0.83%) Investment Banking
12 8 (0.66%) Advertising
13 6 (0.50%) Games
14 4 (0.33%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.17%) French Language
15 2 (0.17%) German Language
15 2 (0.17%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.17%) Polish Language
15 2 (0.17%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 497 (41.04%) Developer
2 219 (18.08%) DevOps Engineer
3 145 (11.97%) Java Developer
4 127 (10.49%) Scala Developer
5 55 (4.54%) Architect
6 51 (4.21%) Consultant
7 50 (4.13%) AWS Engineer
8 49 (4.05%) Linux Engineer
9 45 (3.72%) AWS DevOps
10 43 (3.55%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 41 (3.39%) Agile Developer
12 39 (3.22%) Analyst
12 39 (3.22%) Senior Developer
13 38 (3.14%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
14 35 (2.89%) Linux/Unix DevOps
15 33 (2.73%) Senior DevOps
16 31 (2.56%) Administrator
16 31 (2.56%) Linux DevOps Engineer
16 31 (2.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
16 31 (2.56%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 377 (31.13%) HTML
2 305 (25.19%) REST
3 291 (24.03%) CSS
4 256 (21.14%) JSON
5 224 (18.50%) XML
6 213 (17.59%) Web Services
7 184 (15.19%) RESTful
8 175 (14.45%) HTML5
9 169 (13.96%) Spring
10 149 (12.30%) SOAP
11 148 (12.22%) Ajax
12 139 (11.48%) CSS3
13 126 (10.40%) Play Framework
14 124 (10.24%) Node.js
15 104 (8.59%) Middleware
16 101 (8.34%) Elastic Stack
17 100 (8.26%) .NET
18 97 (8.01%) Django
19 94 (7.76%) Ruby on Rails
20 93 (7.68%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 75 (6.19%) User Experience
2 60 (4.95%) Analytical Skills
3 48 (3.96%) Linux Command Line
4 41 (3.39%) Computer Science
5 32 (2.64%) PKI
6 29 (2.39%) Management Information System
7 28 (2.31%) Public Cloud
8 27 (2.23%) Client/Server
8 27 (2.23%) Data Centre
9 26 (2.15%) Enterprise Software
10 23 (1.90%) Mobile App
11 21 (1.73%) Clustering
12 15 (1.24%) DataPower
13 14 (1.16%) Animation
14 13 (1.07%) Video on Demand
15 12 (0.99%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.91%) MPEG
17 10 (0.83%) Hedge funds
17 10 (0.83%) STB
18 9 (0.74%) Digital TV
Operating Systems
1 635 (52.44%) Linux
2 234 (19.32%) Unix
3 158 (13.05%) Windows
4 116 (9.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 80 (6.61%) Mac OS X
6 66 (5.45%) CentOS
7 62 (5.12%) Windows Server
8 43 (3.55%) Ubuntu
9 37 (3.06%) Windows Server 2008
10 34 (2.81%) Android
11 31 (2.56%) Windows 10
11 31 (2.56%) Windows 7
12 28 (2.31%) Windows Server 2012
13 25 (2.06%) Windows Server 2003
14 24 (1.98%) Solaris
15 19 (1.57%) AIX
16 16 (1.32%) Apple iOS
17 15 (1.24%) Windows XP
18 14 (1.16%) CoreOS
19 11 (0.91%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 627 (51.78%) Agile Software Development
2 432 (35.67%) Configuration Management
3 381 (31.46%) DevOps
4 366 (30.22%) Continuous Integration
5 326 (26.92%) Test Automation
6 269 (22.21%) Scrum
7 247 (20.40%) Open Source
7 247 (20.40%) TDD
8 186 (15.36%) Responsive Web Design
9 185 (15.28%) Web Design
10 169 (13.96%) Microservices
11 147 (12.14%) Web Development
12 138 (11.40%) Load Balancing
13 130 (10.73%) Continuous Delivery
14 123 (10.16%) Mentoring
14 123 (10.16%) Software Engineering
15 108 (8.92%) Kanban
16 98 (8.09%) MVC
17 96 (7.93%) SOA
18 85 (7.02%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 510 (42.11%) Java
2 369 (30.47%) Python
3 268 (22.13%) JavaScript
4 263 (21.72%) Ruby
5 220 (18.17%) SQL
6 192 (15.85%) Scala
7 170 (14.04%) Bash Shell
8 149 (12.30%) C#
9 119 (9.83%) Perl
10 88 (7.27%) Shell Script
11 75 (6.19%) Groovy
12 64 (5.28%) PHP
13 57 (4.71%) PowerShell
14 44 (3.63%) C
15 36 (2.97%) Go
16 32 (2.64%) C++
16 32 (2.64%) Korn
17 30 (2.48%) C-shell
18 23 (1.90%) VB
19 22 (1.82%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 171 (14.12%) Security Cleared
2 122 (10.07%) SC Cleared
3 51 (4.21%) Degree
4 28 (2.31%) BPSS Clearance
5 25 (2.06%) CISSP
6 23 (1.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 21 (1.73%) CEH
8 15 (1.24%) Cisco Certification
9 13 (1.07%) CREST Certified
9 13 (1.07%) GIAC
9 13 (1.07%) SANS
10 11 (0.91%) CCNA
10 11 (0.91%) CCNP
11 10 (0.83%) CCDA
11 10 (0.83%) JNCIA
11 10 (0.83%) JNCIP
11 10 (0.83%) JNCIS
12 7 (0.58%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.58%) MySQL Certification
12 7 (0.58%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 93 (7.68%) QA
2 10 (0.83%) Disclosure Scotland
3 7 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (0.50%) Data Quality
4 6 (0.50%) SLA
5 4 (0.33%) PCI DSS
6 3 (0.25%) HL7
6 3 (0.25%) ISO 22301
6 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 3 (0.25%) ISO/IEC 27005
6 3 (0.25%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.25%) WAI
6 3 (0.25%) WCAG
7 2 (0.17%) MiFID
8 1 (0.083%) COBIT
8 1 (0.083%) COSO
8 1 (0.083%) GCP
8 1 (0.083%) ISAE 3402
8 1 (0.083%) ISO 9001
8 1 (0.083%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 235 (19.41%) Docker
2 82 (6.77%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (5.70%) Active Directory
4 38 (3.14%) Xen
5 37 (3.06%) vCloud
6 32 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
7 18 (1.49%) KVM
7 18 (1.49%) Squid
8 17 (1.40%) Postfix
9 11 (0.91%) Virtual Desktop
10 10 (0.83%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (0.83%) VMware ESXi
11 9 (0.74%) Apache Flume
12 8 (0.66%) Hyper-V
12 8 (0.66%) NFS
12 8 (0.66%) OpenAM
13 6 (0.50%) Openswan
13 6 (0.50%) vSphere
14 5 (0.41%) pfSense
15 4 (0.33%) Samba
Systems Management
1 267 (22.05%) Puppet
2 209 (17.26%) Ansible
3 161 (13.29%) Opscode Chef
4 108 (8.92%) Kubernetes
5 78 (6.44%) logstash
6 72 (5.95%) Kibana
7 57 (4.71%) Terraform
8 53 (4.38%) HAProxy
9 49 (4.05%) Grafana
10 33 (2.73%) ZABBIX
11 29 (2.39%) Rancher
12 28 (2.31%) Graphite
13 26 (2.15%) Docker Swarm
13 26 (2.15%) Salt
14 23 (1.90%) Nagios
15 19 (1.57%) SCCM
16 17 (1.40%) Rsyslog
16 17 (1.40%) Sysdig
17 14 (1.16%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 13 (1.07%) WSUS
Vendors
1 131 (10.82%) Oracle
2 129 (10.65%) Google
2 129 (10.65%) VMware
3 100 (8.26%) Microsoft
4 54 (4.46%) IBM
5 49 (4.05%) WSO2
6 44 (3.63%) Splunk
7 40 (3.30%) Red Hat
7 40 (3.30%) SaltStack
8 39 (3.22%) Cisco
9 35 (2.89%) Juniper
10 33 (2.73%) SAP
11 28 (2.31%) F5
12 27 (2.23%) HP
13 25 (2.06%) Dell
14 24 (1.98%) webMethods
15 18 (1.49%) Sonatype
16 17 (1.40%) Adobe
16 17 (1.40%) Siebel
17 16 (1.32%) CheckPoint