Period
to 24 July 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 24 July 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
24 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 183 230
Rank change year-on-year -15 +47 +2
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1258 1621 1201
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.47% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.55% 9.42% 7.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 804 1042 759
UK median daily rate £480 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.87% +11.25% -
10th Percentile £350 £313 £288
90th Percentile £599 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £414 £388
% change year-on-year +14.80% +6.77% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 21 24
UK median hourly rate £34.54 £20.83 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +65.82% -49.50% -32.65%
10th Percentile £15.71 £15.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £50.03 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.54 £27.17 £43.75
% change year-on-year +27.15% -37.91% +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 13167 17216 16350
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.85% 15.65% 14.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 7893 10435 9143
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £204 £225 £200
90th Percentile £575 £575 £538
UK excluding London median daily rate £385 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +2.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 765 799 934
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £25.00 £20.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -22.00% +21.95% +7.89%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.19
90th Percentile £50.00 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £20.97
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.23% +16.49%

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 24 July 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 24 July 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 24 July 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 -19 1172 £495 +9.89% 143
UK excluding London -24 621 £475 +14.80% 73
London -22 598 £500 +5.26% 73
South East -46 173 £500 +29.45% 14
North of England -21 161 £450 +1.69% 26
East of England +50 105 £500 +3.36% 12
Yorkshire +2 98 £475 +3.26% 7
Midlands +42 95 £500 +2.56% 5
West Midlands +46 64 £494 +1.36% 4
South West -4 45 £425 +17.24% 12
North West -52 40 £535 +18.89% 18
Scotland -7 38 £417 +5.63% 3
East Midlands -6 31 £500 +28.95% 1
North East +30 26 £404 +30.58% 1
Wales -2 11 £296 -33.24% 1

For the 6 months to 24 July 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.

1 672 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 665 (52.86%) Linux
3 556 (44.20%) Java
4 534 (42.45%) Git (software)
5 464 (36.88%) Configuration Management
6 410 (32.59%) Continuous Integration
7 405 (32.19%) DevOps
8 402 (31.96%) HTML
9 401 (31.88%) Python
10 371 (29.49%) Test Automation
11 362 (28.78%) Jenkins
12 341 (27.11%) TCP/IP
13 331 (26.31%) CSS
13 331 (26.31%) REST
14 328 (26.07%) SSL
15 300 (23.85%) JavaScript
16 292 (23.21%) Ruby
17 277 (22.02%) Open Source
17 277 (22.02%) Puppet
18 271 (21.54%) JSON
18 271 (21.54%) Scrum
19 270 (21.46%) Relational Database
20 259 (20.59%) TDD
21 254 (20.19%) Amazon AWS
22 242 (19.24%) Subversion
22 242 (19.24%) Web Services
23 236 (18.76%) Unix
24 233 (18.52%) XML
25 232 (18.44%) SQL
26 231 (18.36%) Docker

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
1 227 (18.04%) Apache
2 124 (9.86%) Confluence
3 122 (9.70%) Tomcat
4 107 (8.51%) nginx
5 95 (7.55%) WebSphere
6 93 (7.39%) JBoss
7 66 (5.25%) IIS
8 58 (4.61%) WebLogic
9 46 (3.66%) Elasticsearch
10 35 (2.78%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 31 (2.46%) Apache Spark
12 28 (2.23%) Jetty
13 26 (2.07%) Mongrel
13 26 (2.07%) OpenStack
13 26 (2.07%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 23 (1.83%) CMS
15 19 (1.51%) SharePoint
16 18 (1.43%) WebSphere Application Server
17 12 (0.95%) IBM HTTP Server
18 11 (0.87%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 18 (1.43%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.79%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.40%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.079%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.079%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.48%) SAP WM
3 4 (0.32%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.079%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.079%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.079%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.079%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.079%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 254 (20.19%) Amazon AWS
2 86 (6.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (5.41%) Amazon EC2
4 41 (3.26%) Amazon S3
5 34 (2.70%) IaaS
6 33 (2.62%) GitHub
7 29 (2.31%) Google Cloud Platform
7 29 (2.31%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 28 (2.23%) PaaS
9 26 (2.07%) Cloud Computing
10 25 (1.99%) Google App Engine
11 21 (1.67%) Amazon ELB
12 20 (1.59%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 15 (1.19%) SaaS
14 13 (1.03%) Google Analytics
15 9 (0.72%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
15 9 (0.72%) Slack
16 7 (0.56%) Route 53
17 5 (0.40%) AWS CloudFormation
18 4 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 341 (27.11%) TCP/IP
2 328 (26.07%) SSL
3 185 (14.71%) DNS
4 124 (9.86%) HTTPS
5 103 (8.19%) Firewall
6 73 (5.80%) FTP
7 69 (5.48%) LDAP
8 63 (5.01%) Internet
9 59 (4.69%) IPsec
10 55 (4.37%) SMTP
11 54 (4.29%) Network Security
12 51 (4.05%) DHCP
13 48 (3.82%) SSH
13 48 (3.82%) VPN
14 45 (3.58%) LAN
15 41 (3.26%) WAN
16 24 (1.91%) Ethernet
17 17 (1.35%) SNMP
18 15 (1.19%) Extranet
18 15 (1.19%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 270 (21.46%) Relational Database
2 193 (15.34%) MongoDB
3 162 (12.88%) MySQL
4 124 (9.86%) PostgreSQL
5 99 (7.87%) NoSQL
6 80 (6.36%) SQL Server
7 47 (3.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 46 (3.66%) Hadoop
9 41 (3.26%) Big Data
10 28 (2.23%) Amazon RDS
11 24 (1.91%) Oracle Database
12 23 (1.83%) Redis
13 14 (1.11%) Neo4j
14 13 (1.03%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.95%) DB2
15 12 (0.95%) HBase
16 10 (0.79%) MariaDB
17 9 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
17 9 (0.72%) Siebel EIM
17 9 (0.72%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 534 (42.45%) Git (software)
2 362 (28.78%) Jenkins
3 242 (19.24%) Subversion
4 167 (13.28%) JIRA
5 138 (10.97%) JUnit
6 96 (7.63%) Maven
7 70 (5.56%) Selenium
8 43 (3.42%) Bitbucket
9 42 (3.34%) Ant
10 41 (3.26%) Cucumber
11 33 (2.62%) gulp
12 32 (2.54%) Grunt
13 30 (2.38%) Gatling
13 30 (2.38%) Sonatype Nexus
14 27 (2.15%) Artifactory
14 27 (2.15%) IntelliJ
14 27 (2.15%) WebDriver
15 26 (2.07%) JMeter
16 25 (1.99%) SoapUI
16 25 (1.99%) Travis CI
General
1 86 (6.84%) Finance
2 44 (3.50%) Banking
2 44 (3.50%) Telecoms
3 27 (2.15%) Marketing
4 23 (1.83%) Retail
5 22 (1.75%) Manufacturing
6 18 (1.43%) Electronics
7 14 (1.11%) Legal
8 12 (0.95%) Law
9 11 (0.87%) Advertising
9 11 (0.87%) Financial Institution
10 10 (0.79%) Front Office
11 8 (0.64%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.56%) Games
13 5 (0.40%) Publishing
14 4 (0.32%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.16%) French Language
15 2 (0.16%) German Language
15 2 (0.16%) Italian Language
15 2 (0.16%) Polish Language
Job Titles
1 544 (43.24%) Developer
2 219 (17.41%) DevOps Engineer
3 164 (13.04%) Java Developer
4 151 (12.00%) Scala Developer
5 56 (4.45%) Architect
6 54 (4.29%) Consultant
7 50 (3.97%) AWS Engineer
8 48 (3.82%) AWS DevOps
9 46 (3.66%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 45 (3.58%) Linux Engineer
11 43 (3.42%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 41 (3.26%) Senior Developer
13 37 (2.94%) Agile Developer
13 37 (2.94%) Analyst
13 37 (2.94%) Java Scala Developer
14 36 (2.86%) Linux/Unix DevOps
14 36 (2.86%) UI Developer
15 34 (2.70%) Senior DevOps
16 30 (2.38%) Linux DevOps Engineer
17 28 (2.23%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 402 (31.96%) HTML
2 331 (26.31%) CSS
2 331 (26.31%) REST
3 271 (21.54%) JSON
4 242 (19.24%) Web Services
5 233 (18.52%) XML
6 202 (16.06%) HTML5
7 192 (15.26%) RESTful
8 190 (15.10%) Spring
9 163 (12.96%) Ajax
10 162 (12.88%) CSS3
11 151 (12.00%) SOAP
12 149 (11.84%) Play Framework
13 122 (9.70%) Node.js
14 119 (9.46%) .NET
15 111 (8.82%) J2EE
16 107 (8.51%) Django
17 103 (8.19%) Ruby on Rails
18 101 (8.03%) Guice
19 100 (7.95%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 68 (5.41%) User Experience
2 57 (4.53%) Analytical Skills
3 51 (4.05%) Linux Command Line
4 35 (2.78%) Computer Science
5 30 (2.38%) PKI
6 28 (2.23%) Data Centre
6 28 (2.23%) Management Information System
7 26 (2.07%) Enterprise Software
8 24 (1.91%) Public Cloud
9 22 (1.75%) Client/Server
10 20 (1.59%) Mobile App
11 18 (1.43%) Clustering
12 14 (1.11%) DataPower
12 14 (1.11%) Video on Demand
13 12 (0.95%) Greenfield Project
13 12 (0.95%) MPEG
14 11 (0.87%) Algorithms
14 11 (0.87%) Animation
14 11 (0.87%) STB
15 10 (0.79%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 665 (52.86%) Linux
2 236 (18.76%) Unix
3 172 (13.67%) Windows
4 120 (9.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 86 (6.84%) Mac OS X
6 72 (5.72%) CentOS
7 64 (5.09%) Windows Server
8 58 (4.61%) Ubuntu
9 39 (3.10%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (2.46%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (2.31%) Android
11 29 (2.31%) Windows 10
11 29 (2.31%) Windows 7
12 28 (2.23%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (1.91%) Solaris
14 19 (1.51%) AIX
15 17 (1.35%) Apple iOS
15 17 (1.35%) CoreOS
16 15 (1.19%) Windows XP
17 11 (0.87%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 672 (53.42%) Agile Software Development
2 464 (36.88%) Configuration Management
3 410 (32.59%) Continuous Integration
4 405 (32.19%) DevOps
5 371 (29.49%) Test Automation
6 277 (22.02%) Open Source
7 271 (21.54%) Scrum
8 259 (20.59%) TDD
9 214 (17.01%) Responsive Web Design
10 212 (16.85%) Web Design
11 167 (13.28%) Microservices
12 165 (13.12%) Web Development
13 131 (10.41%) Mentoring
14 127 (10.10%) Continuous Delivery
15 112 (8.90%) Kanban
16 110 (8.74%) MVC
17 109 (8.66%) Software Engineering
18 105 (8.35%) Load Balancing
19 98 (7.79%) SOA
20 97 (7.71%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 556 (44.20%) Java
2 401 (31.88%) Python
3 300 (23.85%) JavaScript
4 292 (23.21%) Ruby
5 232 (18.44%) SQL
6 216 (17.17%) Scala
7 162 (12.88%) C#
8 158 (12.56%) Bash Shell
9 124 (9.86%) Perl
10 84 (6.68%) Shell Script
11 76 (6.04%) Groovy
12 72 (5.72%) PowerShell
13 69 (5.48%) PHP
14 43 (3.42%) C
15 36 (2.86%) C++
16 35 (2.78%) Go
17 32 (2.54%) Korn
18 29 (2.31%) PL/SQL
19 27 (2.15%) C-shell
20 22 (1.75%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 166 (13.20%) Security Cleared
2 117 (9.30%) SC Cleared
3 45 (3.58%) Degree
4 32 (2.54%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (2.23%) CISSP
6 21 (1.67%) CEH
7 19 (1.51%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.35%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (1.27%) SANS
10 14 (1.11%) CCNP
11 13 (1.03%) CCNA
11 13 (1.03%) CREST Certified
11 13 (1.03%) GIAC
12 12 (0.95%) JNCIA
13 10 (0.79%) CCDA
13 10 (0.79%) JNCIP
13 10 (0.79%) JNCIS
14 7 (0.56%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.56%) Siebel Certification
15 6 (0.48%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 83 (6.60%) QA
2 16 (1.27%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.72%) SLA
4 7 (0.56%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.40%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.40%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.32%) HL7
6 4 (0.32%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.32%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 3 (0.24%) WAI
7 3 (0.24%) WCAG
8 2 (0.16%) MiFID
9 1 (0.079%) COBIT
9 1 (0.079%) COSO
9 1 (0.079%) GCP
9 1 (0.079%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.079%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 231 (18.36%) Docker
2 83 (6.60%) VMware Infrastructure
3 64 (5.09%) Active Directory
4 46 (3.66%) Xen
5 31 (2.46%) vCloud
6 29 (2.31%) Virtual Machines
7 22 (1.75%) Apache Flume
8 17 (1.35%) KVM
9 12 (0.95%) VMware ESXi
10 11 (0.87%) OpenAM
10 11 (0.87%) Squid
11 10 (0.79%) Microsoft App-V
11 10 (0.79%) NFS
11 10 (0.79%) Postfix
12 9 (0.72%) Virtual Desktop
13 6 (0.48%) Hyper-V
13 6 (0.48%) OpenDJ
13 6 (0.48%) OpenIDM
13 6 (0.48%) vSphere
14 4 (0.32%) Openswan
Systems Management
1 277 (22.02%) Puppet
2 214 (17.01%) Ansible
3 172 (13.67%) Opscode Chef
4 94 (7.47%) Kubernetes
5 56 (4.45%) logstash
6 53 (4.21%) Kibana
6 53 (4.21%) Terraform
7 47 (3.74%) Grafana
8 45 (3.58%) HAProxy
9 32 (2.54%) Salt
10 30 (2.38%) ZABBIX
11 29 (2.31%) Nagios
12 27 (2.15%) Graphite
13 22 (1.75%) Rancher
14 20 (1.59%) SCCM
15 19 (1.51%) Docker Swarm
16 16 (1.27%) Mesos
17 14 (1.11%) OpenView Configuration Management
18 13 (1.03%) HP SiteScope
18 13 (1.03%) WSUS
Vendors
1 151 (12.00%) Google
2 134 (10.65%) Oracle
3 123 (9.78%) VMware
4 107 (8.51%) Microsoft
5 71 (5.64%) IBM
6 50 (3.97%) Splunk
7 46 (3.66%) WSO2
8 43 (3.42%) Red Hat
9 38 (3.02%) Cisco
10 36 (2.86%) SaltStack
11 32 (2.54%) SAP
12 31 (2.46%) HP
13 30 (2.38%) Juniper
14 25 (1.99%) webMethods
15 22 (1.75%) F5
16 19 (1.51%) Adobe
16 19 (1.51%) Dell
16 19 (1.51%) Siebel
17 15 (1.19%) Citrix
18 13 (1.03%) CheckPoint
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Bristol
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South West England
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Oxford, Oxfordshire
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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London
AdRoc Group
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Staffordshire
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Rate: £400 - £445 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
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Rate: £500 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
East London
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Rate: From £500 to £530 per annum Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
London
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Rate: £550 - £600 per day + Outside IR35
Posted: 4 days ago
London
ISL
Rate: £400.00 - £500.00 per annum + Benefits
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London
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Rate: From £449 to £599 per day
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