Period
to 24 March 2019

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 March 2019 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 Mar 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 251 256 190
Rank change year-on-year +5 -66 -16
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,038 1,110 1,371
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.07% 1.09% 1.47%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.51% 8.27% 10.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 696 788 919
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £460
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.70% +4.55%
10th Percentile £359 £350 £338
90th Percentile £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +10.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 26 22
UK median hourly rate £38.75 £32.25 £43.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.16% -25.43% -13.50%
10th Percentile £15.37 £15.97 £29.00
90th Percentile £63.98 £39.28 £57.13
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £33.56 £43.50
% change year-on-year +15.48% -22.86% -13.00%

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 12,192 13,418 13,618
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 12.63% 13.14% 14.59%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,429 8,258 8,291
UK median daily rate £425 £413 £403
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +2.48% +0.63%
10th Percentile £200 £200 £213
90th Percentile £603 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - -
Number of hourly rates quoted 562 722 737
UK median hourly rate £18.06 £19.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.41% -13.33% -10.00%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.47
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £17.25 £19.50 £21.50
% change year-on-year -11.54% -9.30% -14.00%

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 March 2019.

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 March 2019.

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 24 March 2019. 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 -10 972 £500 - 75
UK excluding London -16 510 £500 +5.26% 44
London -7 503 £528 +0.57% 32
North of England +37 169 £500 - 13
South East -41 136 £450 -5.26% 8
Yorkshire +44 97 £518 +3.59% 6
South West +10 65 £525 +20.69% 11
North West +15 50 £525 +5.00% 7
Midlands -2 48 £500 - 5
East of England -11 46 £475 -5.00% 6
West Midlands -35 34 £500 - 4
North East +14 27 £455 -27.20%
Wales +2 26 £438 +12.90% 1
Scotland -13 19 £413 -2.94%
East Midlands +30 11 £500 - 1
Northern Ireland +1 1 £375 -16.67%

For the 6 months to 24 March 2019, 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.

1 571 (55.01%) Java
2 569 (54.82%) Linux
3 480 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
4 393 (37.86%) Jenkins
5 377 (36.32%) Git (software)
6 370 (35.65%) Continuous Integration
7 341 (32.85%) TCP/IP
8 339 (32.66%) Configuration Management
9 335 (32.27%) Test Automation
10 334 (32.18%) DevOps
11 300 (28.90%) JavaScript
12 294 (28.32%) Python
13 290 (27.94%) SSL
13 290 (27.94%) REST
14 288 (27.75%) Open Source
15 275 (26.49%) HTML
16 272 (26.20%) Amazon AWS
17 259 (24.95%) DNS
18 250 (24.08%) Puppet
19 238 (22.93%) Microservices
20 233 (22.45%) TDD
21 221 (21.29%) MongoDB
22 214 (20.62%) Spring
23 208 (20.04%) Relational Database
24 207 (19.94%) Docker
25 203 (19.56%) JSON
26 200 (19.27%) FTP
26 200 (19.27%) Unix
27 196 (18.88%) SQL
28 190 (18.30%) Ruby

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
1 168 (16.18%) Apache
2 115 (11.08%) Confluence
2 115 (11.08%) Tomcat
3 102 (9.83%) nginx
4 83 (8.00%) WebSphere
5 73 (7.03%) IIS
6 62 (5.97%) Jetty
7 57 (5.49%) WebLogic
8 56 (5.39%) Mongrel
9 54 (5.20%) Elasticsearch
10 49 (4.72%) JBoss
11 29 (2.79%) Apache Spark
12 22 (2.12%) WebSphere Application Server
13 18 (1.73%) OpenStack
14 15 (1.45%) Apache Qpid
14 15 (1.45%) Drupal
15 13 (1.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
16 11 (1.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 10 (0.96%) IBM HTTP Server
18 9 (0.87%) CMS
Applications
1 6 (0.58%) Microsoft Office
2 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Excel
3 4 (0.39%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Project
5 1 (0.096%) HipChat
5 1 (0.096%) MS Visio
5 1 (0.096%) OmniGraffle
5 1 (0.096%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 12 (1.16%) SAP ERP
1 12 (1.16%) SAP Hybris
2 8 (0.77%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.29%) Magento
4 2 (0.19%) BusinessWorks
4 2 (0.19%) Dynamics CRM
5 1 (0.096%) LongView
5 1 (0.096%) Maximo
5 1 (0.096%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 272 (26.20%) Amazon AWS
2 115 (11.08%) Microsoft Azure
3 97 (9.34%) Amazon EC2
4 78 (7.51%) Google Cloud Platform
5 56 (5.39%) Google App Engine
6 54 (5.20%) GitHub
7 47 (4.53%) Amazon S3
8 36 (3.47%) Route 53
9 34 (3.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 33 (3.18%) Amazon ELB
11 32 (3.08%) Serverless
12 29 (2.79%) Google Analytics
13 28 (2.70%) Cloud Computing
14 27 (2.60%) Amazon SQS
15 26 (2.50%) Slack
16 24 (2.31%) Apigee
17 22 (2.12%) AWS CloudFormation
18 20 (1.93%) PaaS
19 18 (1.73%) OpenShift
20 16 (1.54%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 341 (32.85%) TCP/IP
2 290 (27.94%) SSL
3 259 (24.95%) DNS
4 200 (19.27%) FTP
5 146 (14.07%) DHCP
6 113 (10.89%) IPsec
7 82 (7.90%) Internet
8 64 (6.17%) Firewall
8 64 (6.17%) SMTP
9 59 (5.68%) HTTPS
10 53 (5.11%) VPN
11 38 (3.66%) SSH
12 31 (2.99%) SNMP
13 30 (2.89%) Kerberos
14 24 (2.31%) VoIP
15 22 (2.12%) Wireless
16 21 (2.02%) WAN
17 20 (1.93%) LAN
18 16 (1.54%) OSPF
19 15 (1.45%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 221 (21.29%) MongoDB
2 208 (20.04%) Relational Database
3 125 (12.04%) MySQL
4 98 (9.44%) NoSQL
5 92 (8.86%) SQL Server
6 88 (8.48%) PostgreSQL
7 70 (6.74%) Apache Cassandra
8 59 (5.68%) RDBMS
9 52 (5.01%) Neo4j
10 43 (4.14%) Big Data
11 24 (2.31%) Hadoop
12 18 (1.73%) Amazon RDS
13 17 (1.64%) Amazon DynamoDB
14 14 (1.35%) Redis
15 13 (1.25%) Cosmos DB
16 12 (1.16%) Oracle Database
16 12 (1.16%) SQL Server Integration Services
17 9 (0.87%) DB2
18 8 (0.77%) Blockchain
19 6 (0.58%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 393 (37.86%) Jenkins
2 377 (36.32%) Git (software)
3 151 (14.55%) Subversion
4 137 (13.20%) JUnit
5 131 (12.62%) JIRA
6 99 (9.54%) Cucumber
7 95 (9.15%) Maven
7 95 (9.15%) Travis CI
8 66 (6.36%) Selenium
9 65 (6.26%) Mockito
10 61 (5.88%) GitLab
11 59 (5.68%) gulp
12 53 (5.11%) SonarQube
13 52 (5.01%) Hudson
14 50 (4.82%) Gatling
15 42 (4.05%) Eclipse
16 41 (3.95%) Ant
17 34 (3.28%) Bitbucket
18 33 (3.18%) Gradle
18 33 (3.18%) IntelliJ
General
1 77 (7.42%) Finance
2 48 (4.62%) Banking
3 24 (2.31%) Telecoms
4 22 (2.12%) Retail
5 21 (2.02%) Marketing
6 16 (1.54%) Investment Banking
6 16 (1.54%) Manufacturing
7 12 (1.16%) Electronics
7 12 (1.16%) Law
8 8 (0.77%) Advertising
9 7 (0.67%) Games
10 6 (0.58%) Legal
11 5 (0.48%) Publishing
12 4 (0.39%) Billing
13 3 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 3 (0.29%) Back Office
13 3 (0.29%) Spanish Language
14 2 (0.19%) German Language
14 2 (0.19%) Italian Language
15 1 (0.096%) Japanese Language
Job Titles
1 487 (46.92%) Developer
2 169 (16.28%) DevOps Engineer
3 159 (15.32%) Java Developer
4 90 (8.67%) Scala Developer
5 73 (7.03%) Agile Developer
6 70 (6.74%) Senior Developer
7 50 (4.82%) Architect
8 38 (3.66%) Consultant
9 36 (3.47%) .NET Developer
10 35 (3.37%) Tester
11 30 (2.89%) Senior DevOps
12 26 (2.50%) Administrator
12 26 (2.50%) AWS DevOps
12 26 (2.50%) AWS Engineer
13 25 (2.41%) Senior Java Developer
14 24 (2.31%) JavaScript Developer
15 23 (2.22%) Analyst
16 22 (2.12%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 21 (2.02%) Software Engineer
18 20 (1.93%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 290 (27.94%) REST
2 275 (26.49%) HTML
3 214 (20.62%) Spring
4 203 (19.56%) JSON
5 178 (17.15%) CSS
6 166 (15.99%) RESTful
7 152 (14.64%) .NET
8 138 (13.29%) XML
9 120 (11.56%) SOAP
10 119 (11.46%) Node.js
11 113 (10.89%) HTML5
12 108 (10.40%) J2EE
12 108 (10.40%) Web Services
13 101 (9.73%) Guice
13 101 (9.73%) Play Framework
14 93 (8.96%) AngularJS
15 90 (8.67%) Servlets
16 86 (8.29%) Ruby on Rails
17 78 (7.51%) Dropwizard
18 76 (7.32%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 44 (4.24%) Data Centre
2 42 (4.05%) Analytical Skills
3 33 (3.18%) Mobile App
4 28 (2.70%) Public Cloud
5 25 (2.41%) PKI
6 24 (2.31%) Fintech
7 22 (2.12%) Self-Motivation
8 21 (2.02%) User Experience
9 19 (1.83%) Greenfield Project
10 14 (1.35%) Algorithms
10 14 (1.35%) Wiki
11 13 (1.25%) Cyberthreat
11 13 (1.25%) Data Structures
11 13 (1.25%) Linux Command Line
11 13 (1.25%) SCADA
12 12 (1.16%) Private Cloud
12 12 (1.16%) W3C
13 11 (1.06%) Clustering
14 9 (0.87%) DataPower
14 9 (0.87%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 569 (54.82%) Linux
2 200 (19.27%) Unix
3 142 (13.68%) Windows
4 83 (8.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 73 (7.03%) Mac OS X
6 53 (5.11%) Windows Server
7 52 (5.01%) CentOS
8 36 (3.47%) Ubuntu
9 26 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
10 25 (2.41%) Apple iOS
11 23 (2.22%) Android
12 15 (1.45%) Kali Linux
13 11 (1.06%) Windows 10
14 10 (0.96%) AIX
15 8 (0.77%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.48%) Debian
16 5 (0.48%) Solaris
17 4 (0.39%) Windows 7
18 2 (0.19%) Mac OS
19 1 (0.096%) Check Point GAiA
Processes & Methodologies
1 480 (46.24%) Agile Software Development
2 370 (35.65%) Continuous Integration
3 339 (32.66%) Configuration Management
4 335 (32.27%) Test Automation
5 334 (32.18%) DevOps
6 288 (27.75%) Open Source
7 238 (22.93%) Microservices
8 233 (22.45%) TDD
9 187 (18.02%) Scrum
10 182 (17.53%) Problem-Solving
11 142 (13.68%) Responsive Web Design
12 135 (13.01%) BDD
13 132 (12.72%) Web Design
14 112 (10.79%) MVC
15 107 (10.31%) OO
16 97 (9.34%) OWASP
16 97 (9.34%) Web Development
17 92 (8.86%) Pair Programming
18 90 (8.67%) Continuous Deployment
19 84 (8.09%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 571 (55.01%) Java
2 300 (28.90%) JavaScript
3 294 (28.32%) Python
4 196 (18.88%) SQL
5 190 (18.30%) Ruby
6 132 (12.72%) C#
7 119 (11.46%) Bash Shell
7 119 (11.46%) Scala
8 110 (10.60%) Perl
9 70 (6.74%) PowerShell
10 54 (5.20%) Java 8
11 46 (4.43%) C
12 45 (4.34%) Shell Script
13 42 (4.05%) PHP
14 40 (3.85%) ES6
15 39 (3.76%) Groovy
16 31 (2.99%) C++
17 30 (2.89%) Haskell
18 28 (2.70%) TypeScript
19 14 (1.35%) Go
Qualifications
1 84 (8.09%) Security Cleared
2 79 (7.61%) BPSS Clearance
3 53 (5.11%) SC Cleared
4 47 (4.53%) Degree
5 16 (1.54%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (1.54%) Computer Science Degree
6 15 (1.45%) DV Cleared
7 13 (1.25%) OSCE
7 13 (1.25%) SANS
8 11 (1.06%) Microsoft Certification
9 10 (0.96%) CCNA
9 10 (0.96%) CISSP
9 10 (0.96%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.87%) DBS Check
11 8 (0.77%) CCNP
12 7 (0.67%) CREST Certified
12 7 (0.67%) MCSE
12 7 (0.67%) OSCP
13 6 (0.58%) GIAC
13 6 (0.58%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.37%) QA
2 12 (1.16%) PCI DSS
3 11 (1.06%) Disclosure Scotland
4 10 (0.96%) WCAG
5 9 (0.87%) GDPR
6 8 (0.77%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 7 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
8 6 (0.58%) HIPAA
9 4 (0.39%) PSD2
10 2 (0.19%) Cyber Essentials
10 2 (0.19%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
11 1 (0.096%) HL7
11 1 (0.096%) ISO 13485
11 1 (0.096%) SLA
11 1 (0.096%) SNOMED CT
System Software
1 207 (19.94%) Docker
2 88 (8.48%) VMware Infrastructure
3 69 (6.65%) Active Directory
4 57 (5.49%) Xen
5 41 (3.95%) Virtual Machines
6 15 (1.45%) Apache ZooKeeper
7 11 (1.06%) VMware ESXi
8 9 (0.87%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.87%) vSphere
9 7 (0.67%) KVM
10 6 (0.58%) Firmware
10 6 (0.58%) Postfix
10 6 (0.58%) Shibboleth
11 5 (0.48%) VirtualBox
12 3 (0.29%) BitLocker
12 3 (0.29%) Microsoft App-V
12 3 (0.29%) Terminal Services
12 3 (0.29%) VMware NSX
13 2 (0.19%) Oracle RAC
13 2 (0.19%) Squid
Systems Management
1 250 (24.08%) Puppet
2 125 (12.04%) Kubernetes
3 120 (11.56%) Terraform
4 116 (11.18%) Ansible
5 96 (9.25%) Opscode Chef
6 71 (6.84%) Grafana
7 40 (3.85%) Kibana
7 40 (3.85%) Prometheus
8 39 (3.76%) Packer
9 25 (2.41%) Rancher
10 21 (2.02%) Docker Swarm
10 21 (2.02%) Salt
11 18 (1.73%) SCCM
12 15 (1.45%) Nessus
13 13 (1.25%) Nmap
14 8 (0.77%) vCenter Server
15 7 (0.67%) ITRS Geneos
15 7 (0.67%) logstash
15 7 (0.67%) Nagios
16 6 (0.58%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 168 (16.18%) Google
2 145 (13.97%) Microsoft
3 97 (9.34%) VMware
4 74 (7.13%) Oracle
5 36 (3.47%) IBM
6 34 (3.28%) Cisco
6 34 (3.28%) SAP
7 33 (3.18%) F5
8 27 (2.60%) Black Duck
9 24 (2.31%) webMethods
10 22 (2.12%) Adobe
11 20 (1.93%) Atlassian
11 20 (1.93%) CA
11 20 (1.93%) HP
12 19 (1.83%) Red Hat
13 14 (1.35%) Citrix
13 14 (1.35%) hybris
14 13 (1.25%) SolarWinds
15 10 (0.96%) MuleSoft
15 10 (0.96%) Splunk