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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 12 August 2022 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
12 Aug 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 398 337 273
Rank change year-on-year -61 -64 +62
Contract jobs citing HTTP 552 590 302
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.62% 0.80% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.41% 6.99% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 375 384 204
10th Percentile £388 £350 £375
25th Percentile £450 £425 £425
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £525 £500
Median % change year-on-year +4.76% +5.00% -
75th Percentile £642 £610 £580
90th Percentile £700 £675 £713
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £466 £485
% change year-on-year +3.00% -3.92% -3.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 10 10
10th Percentile £36.63 £34.33 £37.70
25th Percentile £38.81 £36.31 £40.00
Median hourly rate £43.00 £39.75 £46.13
Median % change year-on-year +8.18% -13.83% -7.75%
75th Percentile £48.06 £52.06 £64.06
90th Percentile £61.79 £55.48 £68.88
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £40.00 £53.75
% change year-on-year - -25.58% +19.44%

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 10,200 8,439 4,692
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 11.50% 11.42% 13.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 6,840 5,389 2,905
10th Percentile £235 £250 £200
25th Percentile £388 £362 £313
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £463 £438
Median % change year-on-year +8.11% +5.71% +2.94%
75th Percentile £625 £563 £538
90th Percentile £700 £650 £629
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 358 376 242
10th Percentile £15.25 £12.00 £14.30
25th Percentile £17.66 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £22.50 £32.25
Median % change year-on-year +55.56% -30.23% +43.33%
75th Percentile £57.50 £48.74 £46.40
90th Percentile £68.75 £64.75 £53.63
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.29 £20.00 £25.33
% change year-on-year +31.45% -21.04% +12.58%

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing HTTP as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HTTP.

Daily rate trend for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HTTP over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

Daily rate histogram for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HTTP.

Hourly rate trend for HTTP in the UK

HTTP
Hourly Rate Histogram

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing HTTP over the 6 months to 12 August 2022.

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 12 August 2022. 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
Jobs
England -90 434 £550 +4.76% 111
London -70 259 £590 +7.27% 62
Work from Home -88 259 £540 +2.86% 62
UK excluding London -49 152 £480 +3.00% 55
South East -20 58 £530 +11.58% 13
North of England -29 38 £425 -10.53% 13
Yorkshire -5 25 £413 +5.83% 4
Midlands -26 25 £540 +46.44% 11
West Midlands -26 17 £500 +42.86% 7
North West -46 13 £450 -5.26% 9
Scotland -17 11 £480 +6.67% 4
East of England -15 10 £425 -43.33% 4
East Midlands +4 8 £540 -16.92% 4
Northern Ireland - 5 £540 - 1
South West -14 3 £400 +8.47% 8
Wales -4 2 £425 -27.35% 1

For the 6 months to 12 August 2022, 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.

1 217 (39.31%) Agile
2 194 (35.14%) Linux
3 193 (34.96%) Java
4 176 (31.88%) REST
5 157 (28.44%) Git (software)
6 152 (27.54%) JavaScript
7 150 (27.17%) Social Skills
8 148 (26.81%) DevOps
9 147 (26.63%) Azure
10 141 (25.54%) Jenkins
11 136 (24.64%) Test Automation
12 134 (24.28%) Python
13 130 (23.55%) JSON
14 128 (23.19%) Windows
15 126 (22.83%) SQL
16 125 (22.64%) AWS
17 120 (21.74%) Unix
18 118 (21.38%) CI/CD
19 112 (20.29%) DNS
20 107 (19.38%) Bash
21 105 (19.02%) TCP/IP
22 104 (18.84%) Web Services
22 104 (18.84%) SOAP
23 103 (18.66%) Kubernetes
24 95 (17.21%) Ansible
24 95 (17.21%) Docker
24 95 (17.21%) HTML
24 95 (17.21%) XML
25 91 (16.49%) JIRA
26 90 (16.30%) RESTful

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 67 (12.14%) Tomcat
2 66 (11.96%) Confluence
3 57 (10.33%) WebSphere
4 44 (7.97%) Apache
5 42 (7.61%) WebSphere Application Server
6 30 (5.43%) IBM HTTP Server
7 23 (4.17%) nginx
8 20 (3.62%) IIS
9 15 (2.72%) NetWeaver
9 15 (2.72%) WebLogic
10 13 (2.36%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 10 (1.81%) Anypoint
11 10 (1.81%) WebSphere Process Server
12 7 (1.27%) MS Exchange
12 7 (1.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 6 (1.09%) Apache Solr
13 6 (1.09%) JBoss
13 6 (1.09%) Jetty
14 5 (0.91%) Cloud Foundry
14 5 (0.91%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 31 (5.62%) Microsoft Office
2 18 (3.26%) Microsoft Excel
3 13 (2.36%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 6 (1.09%) Chatbot
5 5 (0.91%) MS Visio
6 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 14 (2.54%) Primavera
2 6 (1.09%) assyst
3 4 (0.72%) BusinessWorks
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle 11i
4 3 (0.54%) Oracle BPM
5 1 (0.18%) Magento
5 1 (0.18%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 147 (26.63%) Azure
2 125 (22.64%) AWS
3 52 (9.42%) Azure DevOps
4 32 (5.80%) SaaS
5 30 (5.43%) GCP
6 29 (5.25%) Slack
7 26 (4.71%) PaaS
8 24 (4.35%) GitHub
9 23 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
10 22 (3.99%) Serverless
11 20 (3.62%) Microsoft 365
12 15 (2.72%) AWS CloudFormation
12 15 (2.72%) Datadog
13 14 (2.54%) Azure Active Directory
13 14 (2.54%) IaaS
14 13 (2.36%) Amazon CloudWatch
15 12 (2.17%) Amazon S3
16 11 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
17 10 (1.81%) Virtual Private Cloud
18 9 (1.63%) Azure ExpressRoute
Communications & Networking
1 112 (20.29%) DNS
2 105 (19.02%) TCP/IP
3 69 (12.50%) Firewall
4 66 (11.96%) SSH
5 64 (11.59%) FTP
6 60 (10.87%) SMTP
6 60 (10.87%) SSL
7 55 (9.96%) HTTPS
8 38 (6.88%) DHCP
9 36 (6.52%) Internet
10 30 (5.43%) VPN
11 26 (4.71%) WAN
12 24 (4.35%) Network Security
13 17 (3.08%) IPsec
14 15 (2.72%) SNMP
15 13 (2.36%) VLAN
16 12 (2.17%) LAN
16 12 (2.17%) SD-WAN
16 12 (2.17%) Wireless
17 9 (1.63%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 68 (12.32%) SQL Server
2 38 (6.88%) MySQL
3 34 (6.16%) MongoDB
4 31 (5.62%) Relational Database
5 29 (5.25%) NoSQL
6 20 (3.62%) PostgreSQL
6 20 (3.62%) SAP HANA
7 17 (3.08%) SAP BW
8 16 (2.90%) Data Mining
9 15 (2.72%) DB2
9 15 (2.72%) Oracle Database
10 14 (2.54%) BusinessObjects
11 9 (1.63%) Amazon RDS
11 9 (1.63%) Apache Cassandra
11 9 (1.63%) Oracle Database 12c
12 8 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
12 8 (1.45%) Elasticsearch
12 8 (1.45%) MS Access
13 7 (1.27%) DynamoDB
13 7 (1.27%) Redis
Development Applications
1 157 (28.44%) Git (software)
2 141 (25.54%) Jenkins
3 91 (16.49%) JIRA
4 42 (7.61%) Maven
5 39 (7.07%) Gradle
6 37 (6.70%) Cucumber
7 34 (6.16%) Eclipse
7 34 (6.16%) JUnit
8 31 (5.62%) REST Assured
9 30 (5.43%) Postman
10 29 (5.25%) Selenium
11 26 (4.71%) Hudson
12 25 (4.53%) Appium
13 22 (3.99%) SoapUI
14 18 (3.26%) ESLint
15 17 (3.08%) gulp
15 17 (3.08%) IBM UrbanCode
16 16 (2.90%) Fiddler
16 16 (2.90%) Grunt
16 16 (2.90%) Subversion
General
1 150 (27.17%) Social Skills
2 76 (13.77%) Finance
3 47 (8.51%) Banking
4 46 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 39 (7.07%) Public Sector
6 21 (3.80%) Retail Banking
7 18 (3.26%) Organisational Skills
8 14 (2.54%) Law
8 14 (2.54%) Telecoms
9 13 (2.36%) Publishing
9 13 (2.36%) Retail
10 9 (1.63%) Presentation Skills
11 8 (1.45%) Marketing
12 6 (1.09%) Advertising
12 6 (1.09%) Back Office
12 6 (1.09%) Documentation Skills
13 5 (0.91%) Investment Banking
14 4 (0.72%) German Language
15 3 (0.54%) Corporate Banking
15 3 (0.54%) French Language
Job Titles
1 177 (32.07%) Developer
2 52 (9.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 37 (6.70%) Senior Developer
3 37 (6.70%) Tester
4 36 (6.52%) Scala Developer
5 31 (5.62%) Azure Engineer
5 31 (5.62%) Consultant
6 29 (5.25%) Analyst
7 25 (4.53%) Architect
7 25 (4.53%) Azure DevOps Engineer
7 25 (4.53%) Security Engineer
8 24 (4.35%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
8 24 (4.35%) Java Developer
8 24 (4.35%) Senior Scala Developer
9 23 (4.17%) Software Engineer
10 18 (3.26%) Automation Tester
11 16 (2.90%) Support Engineer
11 16 (2.90%) WebSphere Engineer
12 15 (2.72%) JavaScript Developer
12 15 (2.72%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 176 (31.88%) REST
2 130 (23.55%) JSON
3 104 (18.84%) SOAP
3 104 (18.84%) Web Services
4 95 (17.21%) HTML
4 95 (17.21%) XML
5 90 (16.30%) RESTful
6 83 (15.04%) CSS
7 58 (10.51%) React
8 56 (10.14%) Spring
9 46 (8.33%) Middleware
10 39 (7.07%) Kafka
11 34 (6.16%) Node.js
12 32 (5.80%) Akka
12 32 (5.80%) LDAP
13 31 (5.62%) HTML5
13 31 (5.62%) JDBC
14 24 (4.35%) Ajax
14 24 (4.35%) AngularJS
14 24 (4.35%) Spring Boot
Miscellaneous
1 40 (7.25%) Mobile App
2 28 (5.07%) User Experience
3 25 (4.53%) Clustering
4 20 (3.62%) Cloud Native
5 18 (3.26%) Data Protection Act
5 18 (3.26%) Media Streaming
5 18 (3.26%) Video\Live Streaming
6 16 (2.90%) Self-Motivation
7 14 (2.54%) Public Cloud
7 14 (2.54%) W3C
8 13 (2.36%) PKI
9 12 (2.17%) Client/Server
10 10 (1.81%) Linux Command Line
11 9 (1.63%) Data Structures
12 7 (1.27%) Enterprise Software
12 7 (1.27%) IoT
12 7 (1.27%) SWIFT
13 6 (1.09%) Algorithms
13 6 (1.09%) Data Centre
13 6 (1.09%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 194 (35.14%) Linux
2 128 (23.19%) Windows
3 120 (21.74%) Unix
4 32 (5.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 26 (4.71%) Solaris
6 16 (2.90%) Android
7 13 (2.36%) Windows 10
7 13 (2.36%) Windows Server 2012
8 11 (1.99%) AIX
8 11 (1.99%) Mac OS X
9 10 (1.81%) Apple iOS
10 9 (1.63%) CentOS
10 9 (1.63%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.45%) Mac OS
12 6 (1.09%) Windows Server
12 6 (1.09%) Windows Server 2008
13 5 (0.91%) HPUX
13 5 (0.91%) SUSE
14 4 (0.72%) Windows 2000
15 3 (0.54%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 217 (39.31%) Agile
2 148 (26.81%) DevOps
3 136 (24.64%) Test Automation
4 118 (21.38%) CI/CD
5 75 (13.59%) Continuous Integration
6 73 (13.22%) Microservices
7 68 (12.32%) Scrum
8 66 (11.96%) Problem-Solving
8 66 (11.96%) Software Engineering
9 58 (10.51%) ITIL
10 55 (9.96%) Configuration Management
11 54 (9.78%) Continuous Improvement
12 52 (9.42%) TDD
13 48 (8.70%) BDD
13 48 (8.70%) Infrastructure as Code
14 39 (7.07%) Change Management
14 39 (7.07%) Pair Programming
15 36 (6.52%) Load Balancing
16 35 (6.34%) Kanban
17 34 (6.16%) Containerisation
Programming Languages
1 193 (34.96%) Java
2 152 (27.54%) JavaScript
3 134 (24.28%) Python
4 126 (22.83%) SQL
5 107 (19.38%) Bash
6 73 (13.22%) PowerShell
7 47 (8.51%) Shell Script
8 31 (5.62%) TypeScript
9 29 (5.25%) Scala
10 25 (4.53%) C#
10 25 (4.53%) Perl
11 18 (3.26%) PL/SQL
11 18 (3.26%) R
12 16 (2.90%) ES6
13 14 (2.54%) ABAP
14 13 (2.36%) Ruby
15 12 (2.17%) Kotlin
16 11 (1.99%) C
16 11 (1.99%) C++
17 9 (1.63%) PHP
Qualifications
1 59 (10.69%) Security Cleared
2 57 (10.33%) SC Cleared
3 25 (4.53%) Degree
4 16 (2.90%) BPSS Clearance
5 11 (1.99%) Computer Science Degree
6 8 (1.45%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (1.09%) CCNP
8 5 (0.91%) CISSP
9 4 (0.72%) CCDP
10 3 (0.54%) MCSE
10 3 (0.54%) Microsoft Certification
10 3 (0.54%) OCPJP
10 3 (0.54%) Sun Certification
11 2 (0.36%) CEH
11 2 (0.36%) GCFA
11 2 (0.36%) GCIH
11 2 (0.36%) ISTQB
11 2 (0.36%) JNCIA
11 2 (0.36%) JNCIP
11 2 (0.36%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (6.16%) Accessibility
2 24 (4.35%) QA
3 18 (3.26%) WCAG
4 9 (1.63%) NIST
5 6 (1.09%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 3 (0.54%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.18%) Disclosure Scotland
7 1 (0.18%) HL7
7 1 (0.18%) ISO 20022
7 1 (0.18%) SEPA
7 1 (0.18%) SLA
System Software
1 95 (17.21%) Docker
2 39 (7.07%) Active Directory
3 32 (5.80%) NFS
4 17 (3.08%) VMware Infrastructure
5 10 (1.81%) VMware ESXi
6 5 (0.91%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.72%) Embedded Firmware
7 4 (0.72%) Firmware
8 3 (0.54%) BitLocker
8 3 (0.54%) Hyper-V
8 3 (0.54%) KVM
9 2 (0.36%) Samba
10 1 (0.18%) Oracle RAC
10 1 (0.18%) ProxySG
10 1 (0.18%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 103 (18.66%) Kubernetes
2 95 (17.21%) Ansible
3 77 (13.95%) Terraform
4 31 (5.62%) Puppet
5 23 (4.17%) Grafana
5 23 (4.17%) Single Sign-On
6 18 (3.26%) Prometheus
7 12 (2.17%) Opscode Chef
7 12 (2.17%) Tivoli
8 11 (1.99%) FortiGate
9 10 (1.81%) QRadar
9 10 (1.81%) Tivoli Monitoring
10 8 (1.45%) Jamf Pro
10 8 (1.45%) Salt
11 7 (1.27%) Dell DRAC
12 6 (1.09%) Istio
12 6 (1.09%) Opsgenie
13 5 (0.91%) Microsoft Intune
14 4 (0.72%) Kibana
14 4 (0.72%) Packer
Vendors
1 74 (13.41%) Oracle
2 73 (13.22%) Microsoft
3 50 (9.06%) IBM
4 49 (8.88%) Splunk
5 30 (5.43%) Cisco
5 30 (5.43%) SAP
6 28 (5.07%) Red Hat
7 27 (4.89%) AppDynamics
8 26 (4.71%) VMware
9 25 (4.53%) Google
10 23 (4.17%) ServiceNow
11 22 (3.99%) CyberArk
11 22 (3.99%) Dynatrace
12 20 (3.62%) Palo Alto
13 17 (3.08%) Atlassian
14 15 (2.72%) Adobe
14 15 (2.72%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (2.54%) LogRhythm
16 13 (2.36%) PagerDuty
16 13 (2.36%) Zscaler