Period
to 20 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 20 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
20 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 195 178 231
Rank change year-on-year -17 +53 +2
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1274 1627 1197
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.34% 1.48% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.65% 9.45% 7.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 1064 753
UK median daily rate £478 £445 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.30% +11.25% -
10th Percentile £350 £313 £289
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 31 21 24
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £20.83 £41.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +68.03% -49.50% -2.94%
10th Percentile £15.79 £15.00 £16.25
90th Percentile £50.25 £45.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £27.17 £43.75
% change year-on-year +28.84% -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 13202 17208 16269
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 13.87% 15.63% 14.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7917 10427 9080
UK median daily rate £410 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% +6.67% +1.35%
10th Percentile £205 £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 772 797 927
UK median hourly rate £19.64 £25.00 £20.94
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.43% +19.42% +11.02%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £11.22
90th Percentile £50.23 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £25.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year -24.00% +19.05% +16.67%

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 20 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 20 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 20 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 -15 1187 £495 +9.89% 142
UK excluding London -15 637 £475 +14.80% 74
London -24 598 £500 +5.26% 77
South East -32 174 £500 +29.45% 12
North of England -27 168 £450 +1.69% 27
East of England +60 110 £500 +3.36% 10
Yorkshire +10 102 £475 +5.56% 5
Midlands +37 96 £500 +2.56% 6
West Midlands +44 65 £494 +1.36% 5
South West 0 46 £425 +17.24% 10
North West -48 43 £535 +18.89% 21
Scotland +11 38 £417 +4.31% 8
East Midlands +3 31 £500 +17.58% 1
North East +21 26 £404 +30.58% 1
Wales +3 12 £375 -15.49% 1

For the 6 months to 20 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.

1 679 (53.30%) Agile Software Development
2 676 (53.06%) Linux
3 563 (44.19%) Java
4 544 (42.70%) Git (software)
5 476 (37.36%) Configuration Management
6 418 (32.81%) Continuous Integration
7 412 (32.34%) DevOps
8 409 (32.10%) Python
9 407 (31.95%) HTML
10 381 (29.91%) Test Automation
11 373 (29.28%) Jenkins
12 348 (27.32%) TCP/IP
13 337 (26.45%) REST
14 336 (26.37%) CSS
15 334 (26.22%) SSL
16 303 (23.78%) JavaScript
17 297 (23.31%) Ruby
18 285 (22.37%) Open Source
19 280 (21.98%) Relational Database
20 279 (21.90%) Puppet
21 278 (21.82%) Scrum
22 275 (21.59%) JSON
23 265 (20.80%) TDD
24 255 (20.02%) Amazon AWS
25 250 (19.62%) Subversion
26 246 (19.31%) Web Services
27 239 (18.76%) Unix
28 235 (18.45%) XML
28 235 (18.45%) Apache
29 234 (18.37%) 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
1 235 (18.45%) Apache
2 126 (9.89%) Confluence
3 123 (9.65%) Tomcat
4 109 (8.56%) nginx
5 97 (7.61%) JBoss
5 97 (7.61%) WebSphere
6 67 (5.26%) IIS
7 58 (4.55%) WebLogic
8 46 (3.61%) Elasticsearch
9 39 (3.06%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 31 (2.43%) Apache Spark
11 29 (2.28%) Jetty
12 27 (2.12%) Mongrel
13 26 (2.04%) OpenStack
13 26 (2.04%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 24 (1.88%) CMS
15 19 (1.49%) SharePoint
15 19 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
16 12 (0.94%) IBM HTTP Server
16 12 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 19 (1.49%) Microsoft Excel
2 10 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 6 (0.47%) Microsoft Office
4 5 (0.39%) Quicktime
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 1 (0.078%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.55%) 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
1 255 (20.02%) Amazon AWS
2 87 (6.83%) Microsoft Azure
3 68 (5.34%) Amazon EC2
4 40 (3.14%) Amazon S3
5 35 (2.75%) IaaS
6 34 (2.67%) GitHub
7 30 (2.35%) Google Cloud Platform
8 29 (2.28%) PaaS
9 28 (2.20%) Virtual Private Cloud
10 26 (2.04%) Google App Engine
11 25 (1.96%) Cloud Computing
12 21 (1.65%) Amazon ELB
13 19 (1.49%) Amazon CloudWatch
14 16 (1.26%) SaaS
15 13 (1.02%) Google Analytics
16 9 (0.71%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
16 9 (0.71%) Slack
17 7 (0.55%) Route 53
18 5 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
19 4 (0.31%) Amazon ElastiCache
Communications & Networking
1 348 (27.32%) TCP/IP
2 334 (26.22%) SSL
3 188 (14.76%) DNS
4 124 (9.73%) HTTPS
5 103 (8.08%) Firewall
6 74 (5.81%) FTP
7 70 (5.49%) LDAP
8 63 (4.95%) Internet
9 59 (4.63%) IPsec
10 55 (4.32%) SMTP
11 52 (4.08%) Network Security
12 51 (4.00%) DHCP
13 48 (3.77%) SSH
14 47 (3.69%) VPN
15 45 (3.53%) LAN
16 40 (3.14%) WAN
17 24 (1.88%) Ethernet
18 19 (1.49%) SNMP
19 16 (1.26%) SAN
20 15 (1.18%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 280 (21.98%) Relational Database
2 194 (15.23%) MongoDB
3 162 (12.72%) MySQL
4 123 (9.65%) PostgreSQL
5 100 (7.85%) NoSQL
6 82 (6.44%) SQL Server
7 47 (3.69%) Apache Cassandra
8 46 (3.61%) Hadoop
9 41 (3.22%) Big Data
10 27 (2.12%) Amazon RDS
11 24 (1.88%) Oracle Database
12 23 (1.81%) Redis
13 17 (1.33%) Neo4j
14 13 (1.02%) RDBMS
15 12 (0.94%) DB2
16 11 (0.86%) HBase
17 10 (0.78%) MariaDB
18 9 (0.71%) Oracle Database 11g
18 9 (0.71%) Siebel EIM
18 9 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 544 (42.70%) Git (software)
2 373 (29.28%) Jenkins
3 250 (19.62%) Subversion
4 169 (13.27%) JIRA
5 140 (10.99%) JUnit
6 101 (7.93%) Maven
7 70 (5.49%) Selenium
8 44 (3.45%) Bitbucket
9 43 (3.38%) Ant
10 41 (3.22%) Cucumber
11 32 (2.51%) Grunt
11 32 (2.51%) gulp
12 30 (2.35%) Gatling
12 30 (2.35%) Sonatype Nexus
13 28 (2.20%) WebDriver
14 27 (2.12%) JMeter
15 26 (2.04%) Artifactory
15 26 (2.04%) IntelliJ
15 26 (2.04%) Travis CI
16 25 (1.96%) Gradle
General
1 87 (6.83%) Finance
2 45 (3.53%) Telecoms
3 44 (3.45%) Banking
4 27 (2.12%) Marketing
5 23 (1.81%) Retail
6 22 (1.73%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.49%) Electronics
8 14 (1.10%) Legal
9 11 (0.86%) Advertising
9 11 (0.86%) Financial Institution
9 11 (0.86%) Law
10 10 (0.78%) Front Office
11 8 (0.63%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.55%) Games
13 5 (0.39%) Publishing
14 4 (0.31%) 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
1 554 (43.49%) Developer
2 220 (17.27%) DevOps Engineer
3 169 (13.27%) Java Developer
4 151 (11.85%) Scala Developer
5 56 (4.40%) Architect
6 53 (4.16%) Consultant
7 51 (4.00%) AWS Engineer
8 49 (3.85%) AWS DevOps
9 47 (3.69%) AWS DevOps Engineer
10 46 (3.61%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
11 45 (3.53%) Linux Engineer
12 41 (3.22%) Senior Developer
13 38 (2.98%) Analyst
13 38 (2.98%) Java Scala Developer
14 37 (2.90%) Agile Developer
14 37 (2.90%) UI Developer
15 36 (2.83%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 32 (2.51%) Senior DevOps
17 30 (2.35%) Linux DevOps Engineer
18 27 (2.12%) Java Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 407 (31.95%) HTML
2 337 (26.45%) REST
3 336 (26.37%) CSS
4 275 (21.59%) JSON
5 246 (19.31%) Web Services
6 235 (18.45%) XML
7 206 (16.17%) HTML5
8 197 (15.46%) RESTful
9 196 (15.38%) Spring
10 168 (13.19%) Ajax
11 166 (13.03%) CSS3
12 152 (11.93%) Play Framework
12 152 (11.93%) SOAP
13 122 (9.58%) Node.js
14 120 (9.42%) .NET
15 117 (9.18%) J2EE
16 109 (8.56%) Django
17 105 (8.24%) Middleware
17 105 (8.24%) Ruby on Rails
18 103 (8.08%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 68 (5.34%) User Experience
2 57 (4.47%) Analytical Skills
3 52 (4.08%) Linux Command Line
4 34 (2.67%) Computer Science
5 31 (2.43%) PKI
6 28 (2.20%) Management Information System
7 27 (2.12%) Data Centre
8 26 (2.04%) Enterprise Software
9 25 (1.96%) Public Cloud
10 22 (1.73%) Client/Server
11 20 (1.57%) Mobile App
12 18 (1.41%) Clustering
13 15 (1.18%) Video on Demand
14 14 (1.10%) DataPower
15 12 (0.94%) Greenfield Project
15 12 (0.94%) MPEG
15 12 (0.94%) STB
16 11 (0.86%) Algorithms
16 11 (0.86%) Hedge funds
17 10 (0.78%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 676 (53.06%) Linux
2 239 (18.76%) Unix
3 173 (13.58%) Windows
4 121 (9.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 88 (6.91%) Mac OS X
6 73 (5.73%) CentOS
7 64 (5.02%) Windows Server
8 57 (4.47%) Ubuntu
9 38 (2.98%) Windows Server 2008
10 31 (2.43%) Windows Server 2012
11 29 (2.28%) Android
11 29 (2.28%) Windows 10
11 29 (2.28%) Windows 7
12 28 (2.20%) Windows Server 2003
13 24 (1.88%) Solaris
14 19 (1.49%) AIX
15 17 (1.33%) CoreOS
16 16 (1.26%) Apple iOS
17 15 (1.18%) Windows XP
18 11 (0.86%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 679 (53.30%) Agile Software Development
2 476 (37.36%) Configuration Management
3 418 (32.81%) Continuous Integration
4 412 (32.34%) DevOps
5 381 (29.91%) Test Automation
6 285 (22.37%) Open Source
7 278 (21.82%) Scrum
8 265 (20.80%) TDD
9 219 (17.19%) Responsive Web Design
10 217 (17.03%) Web Design
11 172 (13.50%) Microservices
12 167 (13.11%) Web Development
13 138 (10.83%) Mentoring
14 131 (10.28%) Continuous Delivery
15 116 (9.11%) Kanban
16 114 (8.95%) MVC
17 112 (8.79%) Software Engineering
18 103 (8.08%) Load Balancing
18 103 (8.08%) SOA
19 99 (7.77%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 563 (44.19%) Java
2 409 (32.10%) Python
3 303 (23.78%) JavaScript
4 297 (23.31%) Ruby
5 234 (18.37%) SQL
6 220 (17.27%) Scala
7 165 (12.95%) C#
8 157 (12.32%) Bash Shell
9 124 (9.73%) Perl
10 85 (6.67%) Shell Script
11 78 (6.12%) Groovy
12 73 (5.73%) PowerShell
13 69 (5.42%) PHP
14 48 (3.77%) C
15 37 (2.90%) C++
16 36 (2.83%) Go
17 32 (2.51%) Korn
18 29 (2.28%) PL/SQL
19 26 (2.04%) C-shell
20 22 (1.73%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 169 (13.27%) Security Cleared
2 120 (9.42%) SC Cleared
3 45 (3.53%) Degree
4 34 (2.67%) BPSS Clearance
5 28 (2.20%) CISSP
6 21 (1.65%) CEH
7 20 (1.57%) Cisco Certification
8 17 (1.33%) Computer Science Degree
9 16 (1.26%) SANS
10 15 (1.18%) CCNP
11 14 (1.10%) CCNA
12 13 (1.02%) CREST Certified
12 13 (1.02%) GIAC
12 13 (1.02%) JNCIA
13 10 (0.78%) CCDA
13 10 (0.78%) JNCIP
13 10 (0.78%) JNCIS
14 7 (0.55%) ISTQB
14 7 (0.55%) Siebel Certification
15 6 (0.47%) AWS Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 81 (6.36%) QA
2 18 (1.41%) Disclosure Scotland
3 9 (0.71%) SLA
4 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 5 (0.39%) PCI DSS
6 4 (0.31%) Data Quality
6 4 (0.31%) HL7
6 4 (0.31%) ISO 22301
6 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 4 (0.31%) ISO/IEC 27005
7 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
8 2 (0.16%) MiFID
8 2 (0.16%) WAI
8 2 (0.16%) WCAG
9 1 (0.078%) COBIT
9 1 (0.078%) COSO
9 1 (0.078%) GCP
9 1 (0.078%) ISAE 3402
9 1 (0.078%) SSAE 16
System Software
1 234 (18.37%) Docker
2 87 (6.83%) VMware Infrastructure
3 63 (4.95%) Active Directory
4 47 (3.69%) Xen
5 30 (2.35%) vCloud
5 30 (2.35%) Virtual Machines
6 22 (1.73%) Apache Flume
7 17 (1.33%) KVM
8 12 (0.94%) VMware ESXi
9 11 (0.86%) Squid
10 10 (0.78%) Microsoft App-V
10 10 (0.78%) Postfix
11 9 (0.71%) NFS
11 9 (0.71%) Virtual Desktop
12 6 (0.47%) vSphere
13 5 (0.39%) Hyper-V
14 3 (0.24%) HDFS
14 3 (0.24%) Openswan
14 3 (0.24%) pfSense
14 3 (0.24%) VirtualBox
Systems Management
1 279 (21.90%) Puppet
2 218 (17.11%) Ansible
3 173 (13.58%) Opscode Chef
4 94 (7.38%) Kubernetes
5 56 (4.40%) logstash
6 53 (4.16%) Kibana
7 52 (4.08%) Terraform
8 47 (3.69%) Grafana
9 45 (3.53%) HAProxy
10 32 (2.51%) Salt
11 31 (2.43%) ZABBIX
12 30 (2.35%) Nagios
13 27 (2.12%) Graphite
14 22 (1.73%) Rancher
15 20 (1.57%) SCCM
16 19 (1.49%) Docker Swarm
17 16 (1.26%) Mesos
18 14 (1.10%) OpenView Configuration Management
19 13 (1.02%) HP SiteScope
19 13 (1.02%) WSUS
Vendors
1 154 (12.09%) Google
2 141 (11.07%) Oracle
3 126 (9.89%) VMware
4 109 (8.56%) Microsoft
5 72 (5.65%) IBM
6 52 (4.08%) Splunk
7 50 (3.92%) WSO2
8 43 (3.38%) Red Hat
9 38 (2.98%) Cisco
10 35 (2.75%) SaltStack
11 32 (2.51%) SAP
12 31 (2.43%) HP
13 29 (2.28%) Juniper
14 25 (1.96%) webMethods
15 21 (1.65%) F5
16 19 (1.49%) Adobe
16 19 (1.49%) Dell
16 19 (1.49%) Siebel
17 14 (1.10%) Citrix
18 13 (1.02%) Dynatrace
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