Period
to 14 August 2018

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 14 August 2018 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
14 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 237 200 175
Rank change year-on-year -37 -25 +61
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,207 1,229 1,597
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.18% 1.29% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.77% 9.44% 9.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 814 780 1,019
UK median daily rate £500 £488 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% +9.55% +4.71%
10th Percentile £350 £350 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £475 £420
% change year-on-year -8.95% +13.10% +5.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 36 22
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £38.25 £20.83
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -35.95% +83.63% -46.25%
10th Percentile £16.64 £15.79 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.40 £50.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.25 £38.25 £20.83
% change year-on-year -18.30% +83.63% -49.50%

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 13,755 13,019 16,896
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.44% 13.62% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,429 7,823 10,257
UK median daily rate £425 £407 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.55% +1.63% +6.67%
10th Percentile £203 £200 £220
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.00% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 770 746 801
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.13 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.58% -23.50% +21.95%
10th Percentile £12.23 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.53 £50.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £18.59 £25.00
% change year-on-year +2.21% -25.64% +21.95%

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018.

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 14 August 2018. 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 -36 1,117 £500 +0.50% 282
London -16 593 £550 +10.00% 112
UK excluding London -22 583 £433 -8.95% 182
South East -10 181 £425 -15.00% 52
North of England -27 136 £450 - 45
East of England +9 110 £525 +1.94% 47
Yorkshire -26 81 £450 -7.69% 14
Midlands -44 52 £425 -15.00% 18
North West -2 45 £445 -16.82% 30
South West -7 43 £395 -1.25% 8
Scotland -41 35 £438 +4.85% 8
West Midlands -50 34 £450 -7.83% 11
Wales +3 22 £400 +90.48% 4
East Midlands -4 18 £380 -24.00% 7
North East -21 11 £500 +23.92% 1
Northern Ireland - 2 £473 -

For the 6 months to 14 August 2018, 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.

1 609 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
2 553 (45.82%) Linux
3 524 (43.41%) Java
4 431 (35.71%) Git (software)
5 430 (35.63%) JavaScript
6 375 (31.07%) HTML
7 360 (29.83%) Jenkins
8 358 (29.66%) TCP/IP
9 345 (28.58%) Continuous Integration
10 342 (28.33%) Test Automation
11 334 (27.67%) CSS
12 333 (27.59%) DevOps
13 329 (27.26%) SSL
14 325 (26.93%) REST
15 301 (24.94%) TDD
16 277 (22.95%) Amazon AWS
17 275 (22.78%) Configuration Management
18 274 (22.70%) Open Source
19 264 (21.87%) Scrum
20 246 (20.38%) Docker
21 239 (19.80%) SQL
22 236 (19.55%) Microservices
23 234 (19.39%) Unix
24 228 (18.89%) Apache
25 224 (18.56%) JSON
26 222 (18.39%) MongoDB
27 216 (17.90%) DNS
28 215 (17.81%) Python
29 213 (17.65%) Puppet
30 208 (17.23%) Relational Database

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
1 228 (18.89%) Apache
2 123 (10.19%) Tomcat
3 100 (8.29%) nginx
4 88 (7.29%) IIS
5 87 (7.21%) WebSphere
6 77 (6.38%) Confluence
7 66 (5.47%) Elasticsearch
8 58 (4.81%) Apache Spark
9 51 (4.23%) JBoss
10 38 (3.15%) Jetty
10 38 (3.15%) Mongrel
11 32 (2.65%) WebLogic
12 24 (1.99%) CMS
13 23 (1.91%) OpenStack
14 18 (1.49%) WebSphere Application Server
15 17 (1.41%) Apache Solr
16 15 (1.24%) Oracle SOA Suite
17 13 (1.08%) BizTalk Server
18 12 (0.99%) Oracle HTTP Server
19 11 (0.91%) Commerce Server
Applications
1 5 (0.41%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.083%) Chatbot
3 1 (0.083%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.083%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 9 (0.75%) Magento
2 3 (0.25%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.25%) Dynamics NAV
2 3 (0.25%) Global One
2 3 (0.25%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
4 1 (0.083%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.083%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.083%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 1 (0.083%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.083%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 277 (22.95%) Amazon AWS
2 124 (10.27%) Microsoft Azure
3 69 (5.72%) Amazon EC2
3 69 (5.72%) GitHub
4 65 (5.39%) Google Cloud Platform
5 41 (3.40%) npm
5 41 (3.40%) PaaS
6 37 (3.07%) Google App Engine
7 36 (2.98%) Serverless
8 35 (2.90%) Heroku
9 33 (2.73%) Google Analytics
10 32 (2.65%) Amazon S3
11 27 (2.24%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 26 (2.15%) IaaS
13 25 (2.07%) Route 53
14 24 (1.99%) AWS CloudFormation
15 19 (1.57%) Amazon ELB
15 19 (1.57%) Cloud Computing
15 19 (1.57%) NuGet
16 18 (1.49%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 358 (29.66%) TCP/IP
2 329 (27.26%) SSL
3 216 (17.90%) DNS
4 166 (13.75%) FTP
5 107 (8.86%) Firewall
6 81 (6.71%) DHCP
6 81 (6.71%) IPsec
7 69 (5.72%) SMTP
8 67 (5.55%) HTTPS
9 58 (4.81%) Internet
10 47 (3.89%) VPN
11 31 (2.57%) SSH
12 28 (2.32%) WAN
13 25 (2.07%) SNMP
14 24 (1.99%) LAN
15 22 (1.82%) Network Security
16 21 (1.74%) MPLS
16 21 (1.74%) VoIP
17 19 (1.57%) Kerberos
18 15 (1.24%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (18.39%) MongoDB
2 208 (17.23%) Relational Database
3 163 (13.50%) NoSQL
4 141 (11.68%) MySQL
5 120 (9.94%) PostgreSQL
6 103 (8.53%) SQL Server
7 86 (7.13%) Apache Cassandra
8 65 (5.39%) Big Data
9 53 (4.39%) RDBMS
10 51 (4.23%) Redis
11 45 (3.73%) Hadoop
12 41 (3.40%) Neo4j
13 23 (1.91%) HBase
14 17 (1.41%) Oracle Database
15 16 (1.33%) Amazon RDS
15 16 (1.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 15 (1.24%) SQL Server 2008
17 14 (1.16%) Power BI
18 12 (0.99%) DB2
18 12 (0.99%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 431 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 360 (29.83%) Jenkins
3 138 (11.43%) Subversion
4 133 (11.02%) JUnit
5 114 (9.44%) Cucumber
6 109 (9.03%) JIRA
7 108 (8.95%) Selenium
8 77 (6.38%) Maven
9 66 (5.47%) Mockito
10 64 (5.30%) gulp
11 60 (4.97%) Gradle
12 59 (4.89%) Ant
13 53 (4.39%) Travis CI
14 49 (4.06%) webpack
15 48 (3.98%) GitLab
16 45 (3.73%) IntelliJ
17 44 (3.65%) Gatling
18 40 (3.31%) Grunt
18 40 (3.31%) Hudson
19 38 (3.15%) JMeter
General
1 112 (9.28%) Finance
2 81 (6.71%) Banking
3 38 (3.15%) Telecoms
4 35 (2.90%) Retail
5 17 (1.41%) Marketing
6 15 (1.24%) Investment Banking
7 10 (0.83%) Financial Institution
8 9 (0.75%) Games
9 8 (0.66%) Back Office
9 8 (0.66%) Legal
10 7 (0.58%) Advertising
10 7 (0.58%) Law
11 6 (0.50%) Manufacturing
12 5 (0.41%) Spanish Language
13 4 (0.33%) Front Office
14 3 (0.25%) Electronics
15 2 (0.17%) French Language
15 2 (0.17%) Local Government
15 2 (0.17%) Pharmaceutical
15 2 (0.17%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 594 (49.21%) Developer
2 161 (13.34%) Java Developer
3 159 (13.17%) DevOps Engineer
4 99 (8.20%) Architect
5 80 (6.63%) Scala Developer
6 76 (6.30%) Senior Developer
7 66 (5.47%) Agile Developer
8 55 (4.56%) .NET Developer
9 49 (4.06%) C# Developer
10 42 (3.48%) AWS Engineer
10 42 (3.48%) Senior Java Developer
10 42 (3.48%) Technical Architect
11 41 (3.40%) JavaScript Developer
12 39 (3.23%) AWS DevOps
13 37 (3.07%) Consultant
14 35 (2.90%) Analyst
14 35 (2.90%) AWS DevOps Engineer
15 34 (2.82%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 33 (2.73%) C# .NET Developer
16 33 (2.73%) React Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 375 (31.07%) HTML
2 334 (27.67%) CSS
3 325 (26.93%) REST
4 224 (18.56%) JSON
5 196 (16.24%) RESTful
6 193 (15.99%) Web Services
7 184 (15.24%) .NET
8 183 (15.16%) Spring
9 182 (15.08%) XML
10 159 (13.17%) Node.js
11 158 (13.09%) AngularJS
12 156 (12.92%) HTML5
13 147 (12.18%) SOAP
14 98 (8.12%) J2EE
15 95 (7.87%) Guice
15 95 (7.87%) OAuth
16 94 (7.79%) Ajax
17 93 (7.71%) jQuery
18 85 (7.04%) Play Framework
19 82 (6.79%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 91 (7.54%) Analytical Skills
2 73 (6.05%) Self-Motivation
3 63 (5.22%) User Experience
4 45 (3.73%) Mobile App
5 44 (3.65%) Linux Command Line
6 41 (3.40%) Computer Science
7 28 (2.32%) Fintech
8 26 (2.15%) Data Centre
8 26 (2.15%) Greenfield Project
9 25 (2.07%) Clustering
9 25 (2.07%) Public Cloud
10 23 (1.91%) PKI
11 19 (1.57%) Algorithms
12 16 (1.33%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.08%) Management Information System
13 13 (1.08%) W3C
14 12 (0.99%) Credit Risk
14 12 (0.99%) Cyberthreat
14 12 (0.99%) Data Structures
15 11 (0.91%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 553 (45.82%) Linux
2 234 (19.39%) Unix
3 162 (13.42%) Windows
4 71 (5.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 62 (5.14%) Ubuntu
6 44 (3.65%) Mac OS X
7 40 (3.31%) CentOS
8 38 (3.15%) Android
9 35 (2.90%) Windows Server
10 24 (1.99%) Solaris
11 22 (1.82%) Apple iOS
12 12 (0.99%) Debian
13 9 (0.75%) AIX
13 9 (0.75%) SUSE
13 9 (0.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 6 (0.50%) Check Point GAiA
14 6 (0.50%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.50%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 5 (0.41%) Fedora
15 5 (0.41%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 609 (50.46%) Agile Software Development
2 345 (28.58%) Continuous Integration
3 342 (28.33%) Test Automation
4 333 (27.59%) DevOps
5 301 (24.94%) TDD
6 275 (22.78%) Configuration Management
7 274 (22.70%) Open Source
8 264 (21.87%) Scrum
9 236 (19.55%) Microservices
10 199 (16.49%) Problem-Solving
11 155 (12.84%) MVC
12 140 (11.60%) Unit Testing
13 137 (11.35%) OO
14 135 (11.18%) BDD
15 125 (10.36%) Software Engineering
16 124 (10.27%) Web Development
17 99 (8.20%) OOP
18 93 (7.71%) Kanban
19 90 (7.46%) Continuous Delivery
19 90 (7.46%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 524 (43.41%) Java
2 430 (35.63%) JavaScript
3 239 (19.80%) SQL
4 215 (17.81%) Python
5 185 (15.33%) C#
6 171 (14.17%) Ruby
7 152 (12.59%) Perl
8 108 (8.95%) Scala
9 85 (7.04%) Groovy
10 84 (6.96%) ES6
11 80 (6.63%) Java 8
12 75 (6.21%) Bash Shell
13 66 (5.47%) PHP
14 60 (4.97%) Shell Script
15 51 (4.23%) TypeScript
16 40 (3.31%) Haskell
17 35 (2.90%) Go
18 30 (2.49%) PowerShell
19 29 (2.40%) C
19 29 (2.40%) C++
Qualifications
1 108 (8.95%) Security Cleared
2 89 (7.37%) SC Cleared
3 55 (4.56%) BPSS Clearance
4 49 (4.06%) Degree
5 33 (2.73%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
7 17 (1.41%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.08%) CCNP
9 11 (0.91%) CISSP
9 11 (0.91%) Siebel Certification
10 10 (0.83%) CEH
11 9 (0.75%) CCNA
11 9 (0.75%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.50%) CCSE
13 5 (0.41%) ISEB
14 4 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
14 4 (0.33%) MCP
15 3 (0.25%) CCDA
15 3 (0.25%) CCVP
15 3 (0.25%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 47 (3.89%) QA
2 11 (0.91%) GCP
3 9 (0.75%) GDPR
4 7 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 5 (0.41%) Disclosure Scotland
6 4 (0.33%) Data Quality
7 3 (0.25%) SLA
8 2 (0.17%) PMO
9 1 (0.083%) HL7
System Software
1 246 (20.38%) Docker
2 87 (7.21%) VMware Infrastructure
3 46 (3.81%) Virtual Machines
4 45 (3.73%) Xen
5 44 (3.65%) Active Directory
6 17 (1.41%) HDFS
7 15 (1.24%) KVM
8 13 (1.08%) vCloud
9 9 (0.75%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (0.75%) VirtualBox
10 7 (0.58%) Squid
10 7 (0.58%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.50%) Postfix
11 6 (0.50%) VMware Server
11 6 (0.50%) vSphere
12 4 (0.33%) Firmware
12 4 (0.33%) Hyper-V
12 4 (0.33%) LXC
12 4 (0.33%) NFS
13 3 (0.25%) Apache ZooKeeper
Systems Management
1 213 (17.65%) Puppet
2 167 (13.84%) Ansible
3 119 (9.86%) Opscode Chef
4 118 (9.78%) Kubernetes
5 78 (6.46%) Terraform
6 66 (5.47%) Kibana
7 56 (4.64%) Grafana
8 35 (2.90%) Prometheus
9 33 (2.73%) Docker Swarm
10 30 (2.49%) logstash
11 21 (1.74%) Single Sign-On
12 19 (1.57%) Salt
13 15 (1.24%) Mesos
14 14 (1.16%) Packer
15 13 (1.08%) Nagios
16 12 (0.99%) CSIRT
16 12 (0.99%) Rancher
17 11 (0.91%) Nessus
17 11 (0.91%) Nmap
17 11 (0.91%) QRadar
Vendors
1 146 (12.10%) Google
2 133 (11.02%) Microsoft
3 99 (8.20%) VMware
4 87 (7.21%) Oracle
5 64 (5.30%) Splunk
6 55 (4.56%) Red Hat
7 54 (4.47%) Cisco
8 43 (3.56%) IBM
9 30 (2.49%) AppDynamics
10 25 (2.07%) Adobe
11 23 (1.91%) F5
11 23 (1.91%) HP
12 22 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
13 21 (1.74%) SAP
14 19 (1.57%) CheckPoint
15 18 (1.49%) New Relic
16 17 (1.41%) webMethods
17 16 (1.33%) Atlassian
18 15 (1.24%) Rackspace
19 13 (1.08%) Siebel