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 27 May 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
3 months to
27 May 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 198 168 221
Rank change year-on-year -30 +53  
Contract jobs citing HTTP 599 833 594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.32% 1.53% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.77% 9.66% 7.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 386 537 362
Median daily rate £488 £443 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.33% +10.62%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £325 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £478 £401 £388
% change year-on-year +19.00% +3.54%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 7 13
Median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.50% +3.22%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £37.40 £19.14
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £49.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +7.50% +6.66%  

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 6129 8619 8052
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.46% 15.80% 14.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 3651 5221 4486
Median daily rate £400 £390 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +11.42%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £223 £245 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £530 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £370 £340
% change year-on-year +4.86% +8.82%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 366 387 469
Median hourly rate £27.38 £27.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -0.43% +10.00%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.83 £43.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £26.00 £29.00 £26.00
% change year-on-year -10.34% +11.53%  

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 27 May 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 27 May 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 27 May 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 -19 565 £494 +10.89% 167
London -13 304 £499 +6.11% 96
South East -57 78 £500 +26.58% 26
Yorkshire +5 55 £475 +5.55% 6
East of England +26 50 £500 +42.85% 7
City of London 0 41 £519 -1.19% 20
West Yorkshire +15 32 £425 -3.95% 2
Essex +15 32 £523 +50.57% 1
Leeds +18 25 £425 -1.44% 2
Hampshire +13 24 £500 +25.00% 1
Southend-on-Sea - 24 £524 - 1
South Yorkshire +5 21 £494 -1.25% 1
West Midlands +19 20 £488 +0.15% 10
Sheffield +6 20 £494 -1.25% 1
Berkshire -2 20 £450 +20.00% 11
West Sussex -19 20 £520 +18.85%
East Midlands +8 19 £500 +11.11%
North West -19 18 £394 -7.35% 14
Shropshire +29 16 £494 +1.35%
Telford +28 16 £494 +1.35%
Worthing -1 15 £520 +22.35%
South West -5 12 £375 +3.44% 7
Newcastle upon Tyne +55 10 £404 +15.28% 2
Tyne and Wear +54 10 £404 +15.28% 2
North East +43 10 £404 +15.28% 2
Scotland +24 10 £440 +13.54% 2
Bedfordshire +6 9 £290 -17.14% 2
Manchester +3 9 £413 +3.12% 9
Cheshire +16 8 £350 -30.00% 3
Luton - 8 £294 - 1

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 706 (54.73%) Linux
2 680 (52.71%) Agile Software Development
3 610 (47.29%) Java
4 542 (42.02%) Git (software)
5 462 (35.81%) Configuration Management
6 435 (33.72%) HTML
7 414 (32.09%) Continuous Integration
8 408 (31.63%) Python
9 406 (31.47%) Test Automation
10 390 (30.23%) DevOps
11 374 (28.99%) Jenkins
12 363 (28.14%) REST
13 352 (27.29%) TCP/IP
14 340 (26.36%) JavaScript
15 335 (25.97%) CSS
16 316 (24.50%) SSL
17 299 (23.18%) Relational Database
18 297 (23.02%) Open Source
19 291 (22.56%) Ruby
20 281 (21.78%) Puppet
21 276 (21.40%) JSON
22 273 (21.16%) Scrum
23 259 (20.08%) Unix
24 254 (19.69%) Apache
24 254 (19.69%) Amazon AWS
25 249 (19.30%) TDD
26 243 (18.84%) Subversion
27 239 (18.53%) Web Services
28 233 (18.06%) Responsive Web Design
29 228 (17.67%) MongoDB

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
1 254 (19.69%) Apache
2 130 (10.08%) Tomcat
3 120 (9.30%) nginx
4 107 (8.29%) Confluence
5 101 (7.83%) WebSphere
6 90 (6.98%) JBoss
7 56 (4.34%) IIS
8 52 (4.03%) WebLogic
9 44 (3.41%) Elasticsearch
10 41 (3.18%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 34 (2.64%) CMS
12 33 (2.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
13 29 (2.25%) Jetty
14 28 (2.17%) Apache Spark
15 25 (1.94%) WebSphere Application Server
16 24 (1.86%) Mongrel
16 24 (1.86%) OpenStack
17 19 (1.47%) SharePoint
17 19 (1.47%) Sitecore CMS
18 15 (1.16%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 27 (2.09%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (0.70%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.39%) Microsoft Office
4 3 (0.23%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 17 (1.32%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 6 (0.47%) Adobe Campaign
2 6 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.47%) SAP WM
3 4 (0.31%) Dynamics CRM
4 2 (0.16%) NetSuite
4 2 (0.16%) Payment Gateway
5 1 (0.078%) IBM Operational Decision Manager
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Retail
5 1 (0.078%) Oracle Utilities
5 1 (0.078%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.078%) SAP HCM
5 1 (0.078%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 254 (19.69%) Amazon AWS
2 92 (7.13%) Microsoft Azure
3 58 (4.50%) Amazon EC2
4 48 (3.72%) GitHub
5 36 (2.79%) IaaS
6 31 (2.40%) Google Cloud Platform
7 26 (2.02%) Amazon S3
8 23 (1.78%) Google Analytics
8 23 (1.78%) Google App Engine
8 23 (1.78%) PaaS
9 22 (1.71%) Cloud Computing
10 17 (1.32%) Amazon ELB
11 16 (1.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 13 (1.01%) AWS CloudFormation
13 11 (0.85%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 10 (0.78%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
14 10 (0.78%) SaaS
15 9 (0.70%) Google Tag Manager
16 6 (0.47%) Slack
17 5 (0.39%) Loggly
Communications & Networking
1 352 (27.29%) TCP/IP
2 316 (24.50%) SSL
3 186 (14.42%) DNS
4 109 (8.45%) HTTPS
5 81 (6.28%) Firewall
6 75 (5.81%) Internet
7 70 (5.43%) FTP
8 65 (5.04%) SSH
9 62 (4.81%) LDAP
10 46 (3.57%) DHCP
11 45 (3.49%) IPsec
12 37 (2.87%) VPN
13 36 (2.79%) SMTP
14 33 (2.56%) LAN
15 32 (2.48%) Network Security
16 31 (2.40%) WAN
17 28 (2.17%) SAN
18 27 (2.09%) ICMP
18 27 (2.09%) Intrusion Detection
19 24 (1.86%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 299 (23.18%) Relational Database
2 228 (17.67%) MongoDB
3 150 (11.63%) PostgreSQL
4 145 (11.24%) MySQL
5 107 (8.29%) NoSQL
6 78 (6.05%) SQL Server
7 54 (4.19%) Hadoop
8 48 (3.72%) Redis
9 39 (3.02%) Neo4j
10 38 (2.95%) Apache Cassandra
11 28 (2.17%) Big Data
12 26 (2.02%) Oracle Database
13 20 (1.55%) Amazon RDS
14 14 (1.09%) DB2
15 12 (0.93%) Oracle Database 11g
16 11 (0.85%) MS Access
17 10 (0.78%) HBase
18 9 (0.70%) CouchDB
18 9 (0.70%) RDBMS
18 9 (0.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 542 (42.02%) Git (software)
2 374 (28.99%) Jenkins
3 243 (18.84%) Subversion
4 148 (11.47%) JIRA
5 131 (10.16%) JUnit
6 107 (8.29%) Maven
7 78 (6.05%) Selenium
8 59 (4.57%) Cucumber
9 58 (4.50%) Ant
10 46 (3.57%) Grunt
11 43 (3.33%) Bitbucket
12 41 (3.18%) gulp
13 36 (2.79%) Gatling
13 36 (2.79%) IntelliJ
14 32 (2.48%) Gradle
14 32 (2.48%) JMeter
14 32 (2.48%) WebDriver
15 31 (2.40%) Karma Test Runner
16 30 (2.33%) Sonatype Nexus
17 26 (2.02%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 109 (8.45%) Finance
2 48 (3.72%) Banking
3 47 (3.64%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.40%) Marketing
5 22 (1.71%) Retail
6 20 (1.55%) Electronics
6 20 (1.55%) Manufacturing
7 15 (1.16%) Legal
8 12 (0.93%) Law
9 10 (0.78%) Advertising
10 9 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.70%) Games
10 9 (0.70%) Investment Banking
11 8 (0.62%) Publishing
12 7 (0.54%) Front Office
13 4 (0.31%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.23%) Billing
15 2 (0.16%) Back Office
16 1 (0.078%) Local Government
16 1 (0.078%) Online Betting
Job Titles
1 617 (47.83%) Developer
2 216 (16.74%) Java Developer
3 199 (15.43%) DevOps Engineer
4 154 (11.94%) Scala Developer
5 57 (4.42%) Senior Developer
6 55 (4.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 52 (4.03%) AWS Engineer
8 51 (3.95%) AWS DevOps
9 46 (3.57%) Analyst
9 46 (3.57%) Consultant
10 45 (3.49%) Architect
10 45 (3.49%) AWS DevOps Engineer
11 42 (3.26%) Software Engineer
12 41 (3.18%) Java Scala Developer
13 40 (3.10%) Java Engineer
13 40 (3.10%) Linux Engineer
14 39 (3.02%) Agile Developer
15 36 (2.79%) UI Developer
16 34 (2.64%) Administrator
17 32 (2.48%) Linux/Unix DevOps
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 435 (33.72%) HTML
2 363 (28.14%) REST
3 335 (25.97%) CSS
4 276 (21.40%) JSON
5 239 (18.53%) Web Services
6 225 (17.44%) XML
7 212 (16.43%) HTML5
8 207 (16.05%) Spring
9 183 (14.19%) RESTful
10 159 (12.33%) Ajax
11 154 (11.94%) Node.js
12 152 (11.78%) CSS3
13 137 (10.62%) Play Framework
14 128 (9.92%) SOAP
15 113 (8.76%) J2EE
16 109 (8.45%) .NET
17 106 (8.22%) AngularJS
17 106 (8.22%) Middleware
18 96 (7.44%) Django
19 95 (7.36%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.04%) User Experience
2 61 (4.73%) Linux Command Line
3 53 (4.11%) Analytical Skills
4 32 (2.48%) Computer Science
5 31 (2.40%) Mobile App
6 25 (1.94%) PKI
7 24 (1.86%) Management Information System
7 24 (1.86%) MPEG
8 22 (1.71%) Data Centre
9 21 (1.63%) STB
10 20 (1.55%) Clustering
11 16 (1.24%) Digital Media
11 16 (1.24%) Enterprise Software
12 15 (1.16%) Digital TV
12 15 (1.16%) Public Cloud
12 15 (1.16%) Video on Demand
13 13 (1.01%) Client/Server
13 13 (1.01%) DataPower
13 13 (1.01%) Greenfield Project
14 10 (0.78%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 706 (54.73%) Linux
2 259 (20.08%) Unix
3 160 (12.40%) Windows
4 107 (8.29%) Mac OS X
5 103 (7.98%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 75 (5.81%) CentOS
7 68 (5.27%) Ubuntu
8 42 (3.26%) Windows Server
9 32 (2.48%) Windows Server 2008
10 24 (1.86%) Android
11 23 (1.78%) Windows Server 2003
12 21 (1.63%) Windows Server 2012
13 19 (1.47%) CoreOS
14 18 (1.40%) Solaris
15 17 (1.32%) AIX
15 17 (1.32%) Debian
16 16 (1.24%) Apple iOS
17 14 (1.09%) Windows 10
17 14 (1.09%) Windows 7
18 13 (1.01%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 680 (52.71%) Agile Software Development
2 462 (35.81%) Configuration Management
3 414 (32.09%) Continuous Integration
4 406 (31.47%) Test Automation
5 390 (30.23%) DevOps
6 297 (23.02%) Open Source
7 273 (21.16%) Scrum
8 249 (19.30%) TDD
9 233 (18.06%) Responsive Web Design
10 227 (17.60%) Web Design
11 173 (13.41%) Microservices
11 173 (13.41%) Web Development
12 133 (10.31%) Software Engineering
13 128 (9.92%) Mentoring
14 113 (8.76%) MVC
15 112 (8.68%) SOA
16 105 (8.14%) Continuous Delivery
17 101 (7.83%) Kanban
18 98 (7.60%) Continuous Deployment
19 85 (6.59%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 610 (47.29%) Java
2 408 (31.63%) Python
3 340 (26.36%) JavaScript
4 291 (22.56%) Ruby
5 220 (17.05%) Scala
6 212 (16.43%) SQL
7 168 (13.02%) C#
8 141 (10.93%) Bash Shell
9 125 (9.69%) Perl
10 77 (5.97%) PowerShell
10 77 (5.97%) Shell Script
11 73 (5.66%) Groovy
12 68 (5.27%) PHP
13 56 (4.34%) C
14 55 (4.26%) C++
15 40 (3.10%) Go
16 22 (1.71%) Korn
16 22 (1.71%) PL/SQL
17 21 (1.63%) Haskell
17 21 (1.63%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 167 (12.95%) Security Cleared
2 125 (9.69%) SC Cleared
3 41 (3.18%) Degree
4 34 (2.64%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (1.78%) CISSP
6 21 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.40%) CCNP
8 17 (1.32%) CEH
8 17 (1.32%) SANS
9 15 (1.16%) CCNA
10 14 (1.09%) CREST Certified
11 13 (1.01%) GIAC
11 13 (1.01%) JNCIA
12 11 (0.85%) Computer Science Degree
13 7 (0.54%) CCIP
13 7 (0.54%) JNCIP
13 7 (0.54%) JNCIS
14 6 (0.47%) CCDA
14 6 (0.47%) ISTQB
15 5 (0.39%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 54 (4.19%) QA
2 17 (1.32%) Disclosure Scotland
3 15 (1.16%) PCI DSS
4 8 (0.62%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 6 (0.47%) PA-DSS
6 5 (0.39%) SLA
7 4 (0.31%) ISO 22301
7 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002
7 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
8 2 (0.16%) HL7
8 2 (0.16%) MiFID
9 1 (0.078%) COBIT
9 1 (0.078%) COSO
9 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.078%) GCP
9 1 (0.078%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.078%) JSP 440
9 1 (0.078%) Sarbanes-Oxley
9 1 (0.078%) WAI
9 1 (0.078%) WCAG
System Software
1 214 (16.59%) Docker
2 83 (6.43%) VMware Infrastructure
3 37 (2.87%) Active Directory
4 36 (2.79%) Xen
5 34 (2.64%) Virtual Machines
6 26 (2.02%) vCloud
7 22 (1.71%) Apache Flume
8 16 (1.24%) KVM
9 11 (0.85%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.85%) vSphere
10 9 (0.70%) NFS
11 8 (0.62%) Postfix
11 8 (0.62%) Squid
12 7 (0.54%) VirtualBox
13 6 (0.47%) HDFS
13 6 (0.47%) Hyper-V
14 5 (0.39%) Oracle RAC
14 5 (0.39%) SRDF
15 3 (0.23%) Dovecot
15 3 (0.23%) etcd
Systems Management
1 281 (21.78%) Puppet
2 204 (15.81%) Ansible
3 156 (12.09%) Opscode Chef
4 79 (6.12%) Kubernetes
5 62 (4.81%) Kibana
6 54 (4.19%) Grafana
7 49 (3.80%) logstash
8 38 (2.95%) HAProxy
9 37 (2.87%) Salt
10 34 (2.64%) Terraform
11 32 (2.48%) Nagios
12 31 (2.40%) ZABBIX
13 25 (1.94%) Graphite
14 16 (1.24%) Rancher
14 16 (1.24%) SELinux
14 16 (1.24%) WMI
15 15 (1.16%) Docker Swarm
16 13 (1.01%) Mesos
17 12 (0.93%) OpenAM
17 12 (0.93%) OpenView Configuration Management
Vendors
1 154 (11.94%) Google
2 150 (11.63%) Oracle
3 121 (9.38%) VMware
4 82 (6.36%) Microsoft
5 79 (6.12%) IBM
6 63 (4.88%) Splunk
7 44 (3.41%) Red Hat
8 39 (3.02%) WSO2
9 34 (2.64%) Adobe
10 31 (2.40%) SAP
11 30 (2.33%) Cisco
12 25 (1.94%) SaltStack
13 20 (1.55%) HP
14 19 (1.47%) F5
14 19 (1.47%) Juniper
14 19 (1.47%) Sitecore
15 17 (1.32%) Siebel
16 16 (1.24%) New Relic
16 16 (1.24%) Rackspace
17 15 (1.16%) webMethods
City of London
Testingcircle
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
London
Testingcircle
Rate: £0.00 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Reading, Berkshire
Sopra Steria Recruitment
Rate: £Negotiable/Flexible
Posted: Yesterday
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Apollo Solutions
Rate: £400 - £420 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Southend-On-Sea, Essex
Reed Technology
Rate: £450 - £494 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £525 - £550 per day + extensions
Posted: Yesterday
London
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £417 to £570 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500 - £550 per day + extensions
Posted: Yesterday
East London
Source Technology
Rate: From £650 to £750 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Thebes IT
Posted: Yesterday
Luton, Bedfordshire
Arrows Group
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Talent Point Ltd
Rate: £500 - £510 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Explore Group
Rate: £350 - £420 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Premier Media
Rate: £450 - £525.00 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Oliver Bernard
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Arrows Group
Salary: Best in the market
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Elevate Direct
Rate: From £500 to £600 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Eastleigh, Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £445 - £555 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
La Fosse Associates
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: £450 - £525 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Berkshire
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £400.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £100 - £200 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Premier IT
Rate: £150 - £170 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
London
Modis International
Rate: £250.00 - £280.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Bristol
People Source Consulting
Rate: £300 - £360 per day
Posted: 20 days ago
London
People Source Consulting
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 19 days ago