Period
to 22 September 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 22 September 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
22 Sep 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 308 233 229
Rank change year-on-year -75 -4 -46
Contract jobs citing HTTP 710 1,209 1,146
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.81% 1.19% 1.16%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.16% 8.95% 8.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 504 784 741
UK median daily rate £513 £500 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.50% - +11.11%
10th Percentile £375 £363 £350
90th Percentile £650 £625 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £495 £438 £475
% change year-on-year +13.14% -7.89% +12.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 11 30
UK median hourly rate £50.00 £27.43 £30.17
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +82.32% -9.09% +42.72%
10th Percentile £44.25 £17.52 £15.71
90th Percentile £55.75 £35.75 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.50 £21.50 £30.34
% change year-on-year +120.93% -29.12% +64.73%

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 11,533 13,510 13,455
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.21% 13.25% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 7,009 8,199 8,152
UK median daily rate £425 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.25% -
10th Percentile £200 £200 £195
90th Percentile £600 £606 £585
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 616 716 739
UK median hourly rate £27.37 £20.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +36.85% +5.26% -24.00%
10th Percentile £13.06 £12.21 £10.96
90th Percentile £53.75 £47.92 £48.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £23.59 £19.39 £18.50
% change year-on-year +21.69% +4.78% -26.00%

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 22 September 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 22 September 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 22 September 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 -80 651 £513 +2.50% 238
UK excluding London -42 386 £495 +13.14% 149
London -76 306 £550 +4.76% 106
North of England +31 142 £500 +10.01% 40
South East -47 109 £475 +9.20% 33
North West +34 69 £500 +11.11% 16
Yorkshire -7 45 £525 +5.00% 17
Scotland +43 39 £525 +20.00% 11
Midlands +17 33 £420 +1.20% 17
South West -29 30 £450 +14.02% 17
North East +44 28 £458 -1.61% 7
East of England -41 23 £444 -17.44% 25
West Midlands +17 18 £550 +29.41% 10
East Midlands +10 15 £370 -4.52% 7
Wales +10 9 £438 +10.06% 6
Channel Islands - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 22 September 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.

1 330 (46.48%) Linux
2 303 (42.68%) Java
3 292 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
4 256 (36.06%) TCP/IP
5 233 (32.82%) Git (software)
6 223 (31.41%) Continuous Integration
7 221 (31.13%) DevOps
8 219 (30.85%) Jenkins
9 208 (29.30%) Test Automation
10 181 (25.49%) SSL
10 181 (25.49%) JavaScript
11 180 (25.35%) Python
12 177 (24.93%) REST
13 175 (24.65%) Docker
14 171 (24.08%) Microservices
15 168 (23.66%) AWS
16 163 (22.96%) Configuration Management
17 162 (22.82%) Puppet
18 151 (21.27%) DNS
19 147 (20.70%) Windows
20 145 (20.42%) HTML
20 145 (20.42%) SQL
21 138 (19.44%) TDD
22 133 (18.73%) Kubernetes
23 129 (18.17%) Unix
24 126 (17.75%) MongoDB
25 125 (17.61%) Web Services
26 122 (17.18%) Opscode Chef
27 119 (16.76%) Open Source
27 119 (16.76%) XML

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
1 101 (14.23%) Apache
2 57 (8.03%) Tomcat
3 50 (7.04%) nginx
4 40 (5.63%) WebSphere
5 38 (5.35%) JBoss
6 31 (4.37%) IIS
6 31 (4.37%) WebLogic
7 25 (3.52%) Confluence
8 23 (3.24%) Elasticsearch
8 23 (3.24%) Jetty
9 20 (2.82%) SharePoint
10 19 (2.68%) WebSphere Application Server
11 18 (2.54%) IBM HTTP Server
11 18 (2.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 13 (1.83%) Mongrel
12 13 (1.83%) WebSphere Portal
13 12 (1.69%) Apache Spark
13 12 (1.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
14 11 (1.55%) K2 blackpearl
15 8 (1.13%) Cloud Foundry
Applications
1 9 (1.27%) Microsoft Excel
2 6 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 6 (0.85%) MS Visio
3 2 (0.28%) Microsoft PowerPoint
4 1 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 13 (1.83%) BusinessWorks
2 9 (1.27%) Oracle BPM
3 6 (0.85%) Dynamics CRM
3 6 (0.85%) Magento
4 4 (0.56%) SAP ERP
4 4 (0.56%) SAP Hybris
4 4 (0.56%) SAP S/4HANA
4 4 (0.56%) Temenos T24
5 2 (0.28%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.14%) Adobe Campaign
6 1 (0.14%) Oracle Retail
6 1 (0.14%) SAP CAR
Cloud Services
1 168 (23.66%) AWS
2 76 (10.70%) Azure
3 56 (7.89%) GCP
4 40 (5.63%) Amazon EC2
5 37 (5.21%) GitHub
6 30 (4.23%) Route 53
7 29 (4.08%) Amazon S3
8 25 (3.52%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 23 (3.24%) Amazon ELB
10 22 (3.10%) PaaS
11 21 (2.96%) Google Analytics
12 20 (2.82%) Serverless
13 17 (2.39%) OpenShift
14 16 (2.25%) Amazon SQS
14 16 (2.25%) Cloud Computing
14 16 (2.25%) Office 365
15 14 (1.97%) AWS Lambda
16 13 (1.83%) Google App Engine
17 12 (1.69%) npm
18 10 (1.41%) Amazon ECS
Communications & Networking
1 256 (36.06%) TCP/IP
2 181 (25.49%) SSL
3 151 (21.27%) DNS
4 104 (14.65%) FTP
5 80 (11.27%) DHCP
6 73 (10.28%) HTTPS
7 68 (9.58%) IPsec
8 58 (8.17%) SMTP
9 52 (7.32%) Firewall
10 42 (5.92%) Internet
11 23 (3.24%) Network Security
12 18 (2.54%) VPN
13 15 (2.11%) Intrusion Detection
13 15 (2.11%) VoIP
13 15 (2.11%) Wireshark
14 12 (1.69%) SSH
15 10 (1.41%) Kerberos
15 10 (1.41%) LAN
15 10 (1.41%) SAN
16 9 (1.27%) Ethernet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 126 (17.75%) MongoDB
2 117 (16.48%) MySQL
3 116 (16.34%) Relational Database
4 95 (13.38%) NoSQL
5 66 (9.30%) PostgreSQL
6 65 (9.15%) RDBMS
7 63 (8.87%) SQL Server
8 34 (4.79%) Apache Cassandra
9 18 (2.54%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 15 (2.11%) Big Data
11 10 (1.41%) SQL Server 2012
11 10 (1.41%) SQL Server 2016
12 9 (1.27%) Neo4j
13 8 (1.13%) Amazon RDS
13 8 (1.13%) DB2
14 7 (0.99%) Oracle Database
15 6 (0.85%) Infinispan
16 4 (0.56%) Couchbase
16 4 (0.56%) Flink
17 3 (0.42%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 233 (32.82%) Git (software)
2 219 (30.85%) Jenkins
3 67 (9.44%) JUnit
4 61 (8.59%) Selenium
5 57 (8.03%) Cucumber
6 51 (7.18%) JIRA
7 50 (7.04%) Subversion
8 48 (6.76%) Travis CI
9 42 (5.92%) GitLab
10 41 (5.77%) Gatling
11 40 (5.63%) Maven
12 35 (4.93%) Gradle
13 34 (4.79%) gulp
14 28 (3.94%) Mockito
14 28 (3.94%) SonarQube
15 26 (3.66%) IntelliJ
16 23 (3.24%) Ant
17 21 (2.96%) Eclipse
18 19 (2.68%) TeamCity
19 18 (2.54%) Bitbucket
General
1 102 (14.37%) Finance
2 66 (9.30%) Public Sector
3 62 (8.73%) Banking
4 16 (2.25%) Investment Banking
4 16 (2.25%) Retail
5 14 (1.97%) Telecoms
6 13 (1.83%) Front Office
7 10 (1.41%) Financial Institution
8 5 (0.70%) Electronics
8 5 (0.70%) Games
8 5 (0.70%) Marketing
9 4 (0.56%) Pharmaceutical
10 3 (0.42%) Manufacturing
10 3 (0.42%) Multimedia
11 2 (0.28%) Aerospace
11 2 (0.28%) Back Office
11 2 (0.28%) Law
11 2 (0.28%) Legal
11 2 (0.28%) Publishing
12 1 (0.14%) International Banking
Job Titles
1 273 (38.45%) Developer
2 106 (14.93%) DevOps Engineer
3 96 (13.52%) Java Developer
4 66 (9.30%) Senior Developer
5 58 (8.17%) Analyst
6 39 (5.49%) Architect
7 35 (4.93%) Scala Developer
8 28 (3.94%) Senior Java Developer
9 27 (3.80%) Agile Developer
9 27 (3.80%) AWS Engineer
9 27 (3.80%) Consultant
10 24 (3.38%) Agile Java Developer
11 23 (3.24%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 22 (3.10%) Tester
13 18 (2.54%) Administrator
13 18 (2.54%) AWS DevOps
13 18 (2.54%) React Developer
13 18 (2.54%) Security Analyst
14 17 (2.39%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 17 (2.39%) Integration Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 177 (24.93%) REST
2 145 (20.42%) HTML
3 125 (17.61%) Web Services
4 119 (16.76%) XML
5 117 (16.48%) JSON
6 111 (15.63%) CSS
7 93 (13.10%) Spring
8 92 (12.96%) SOAP
9 75 (10.56%) HTML5
10 74 (10.42%) RESTful
11 63 (8.87%) AngularJS
12 61 (8.59%) Node.js
13 57 (8.03%) .NET
13 57 (8.03%) J2EE
14 43 (6.06%) CSS3
14 43 (6.06%) Play Framework
15 40 (5.63%) Guice
16 39 (5.49%) Kafka
16 39 (5.49%) Spring Boot
17 36 (5.07%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 59 (8.31%) Analytical Skills
2 18 (2.54%) Management Information System
2 18 (2.54%) Mobile App
2 18 (2.54%) User Experience
3 17 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
3 17 (2.39%) Greenfield Project
3 17 (2.39%) PKI
4 16 (2.25%) Security Operations Centre
4 16 (2.25%) Virtual Team
5 15 (2.11%) Clustering
6 13 (1.83%) Linux Command Line
7 12 (1.69%) Public Cloud
8 11 (1.55%) DataPower
9 10 (1.41%) Data Centre
9 10 (1.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
10 9 (1.27%) Cloud Native
10 9 (1.27%) Cyber Defence
11 8 (1.13%) Client/Server
11 8 (1.13%) Replication
12 6 (0.85%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 330 (46.48%) Linux
2 147 (20.70%) Windows
3 129 (18.17%) Unix
4 50 (7.04%) Windows Server
5 49 (6.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 29 (4.08%) CentOS
7 24 (3.38%) Mac OS X
8 20 (2.82%) Ubuntu
9 18 (2.54%) Windows Server 2012
10 17 (2.39%) AIX
10 17 (2.39%) Android
11 16 (2.25%) Apple iOS
12 11 (1.55%) Solaris
12 11 (1.55%) Windows 10
13 8 (1.13%) Debian
14 7 (0.99%) Windows 7
15 6 (0.85%) Windows 8
15 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2003
15 6 (0.85%) Windows Server 2008
16 5 (0.70%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 292 (41.13%) Agile Software Development
2 223 (31.41%) Continuous Integration
3 221 (31.13%) DevOps
4 208 (29.30%) Test Automation
5 171 (24.08%) Microservices
6 163 (22.96%) Configuration Management
7 138 (19.44%) TDD
8 119 (16.76%) Open Source
9 103 (14.51%) Scrum
10 87 (12.25%) BDD
11 81 (11.41%) Problem-Solving
12 69 (9.72%) OO
13 64 (9.01%) Software Engineering
14 51 (7.18%) Analytics
14 51 (7.18%) SIEM
15 50 (7.04%) Unit Testing
15 50 (7.04%) Web Development
16 49 (6.90%) Deployment Automation
17 47 (6.62%) OOP
18 45 (6.34%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 303 (42.68%) Java
2 181 (25.49%) JavaScript
3 180 (25.35%) Python
4 145 (20.42%) SQL
5 83 (11.69%) Ruby
6 73 (10.28%) Bash Shell
7 65 (9.15%) Scala
8 57 (8.03%) PowerShell
9 52 (7.32%) Perl
10 51 (7.18%) C#
11 39 (5.49%) Groovy
12 37 (5.21%) TypeScript
13 36 (5.07%) Shell Script
14 34 (4.79%) ES6
15 29 (4.08%) PHP
16 27 (3.80%) Java 8
17 14 (1.97%) C
17 14 (1.97%) Go
18 12 (1.69%) C++
18 12 (1.69%) Kotlin
Qualifications
1 71 (10.00%) Security Cleared
2 51 (7.18%) SC Cleared
3 40 (5.63%) Degree
4 35 (4.93%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (3.80%) CCNA
6 24 (3.38%) CCNP
7 22 (3.10%) BPSS Clearance
8 20 (2.82%) CISSP
9 15 (2.11%) CCIE
9 15 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
10 13 (1.83%) Computer Science Degree
11 12 (1.69%) GCIA
11 12 (1.69%) GCIH
11 12 (1.69%) MCSA
12 10 (1.41%) GIAC
12 10 (1.41%) ITIL Certification
12 10 (1.41%) TOGAF Certification
13 9 (1.27%) DV Cleared
13 9 (1.27%) OSCP
14 8 (1.13%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 34 (4.79%) QA
2 12 (1.69%) WCAG
3 8 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 8 (1.13%) NIST
4 7 (0.99%) Disclosure Scotland
5 6 (0.85%) GDPR
6 4 (0.56%) MiFID
7 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials
7 3 (0.42%) Cyber Essentials PLUS
8 2 (0.28%) HL7
9 1 (0.14%) Data Quality
9 1 (0.14%) ISO/IEC 27005
9 1 (0.14%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 175 (24.65%) Docker
2 46 (6.48%) Virtual Machines
3 44 (6.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 42 (5.92%) Active Directory
5 13 (1.83%) VMware ESXi
5 13 (1.83%) Xen
6 8 (1.13%) VirtualBox
6 8 (1.13%) vSphere
7 3 (0.42%) Hyper-V
7 3 (0.42%) PowerDNS
7 3 (0.42%) Snort
8 2 (0.28%) Apache Flume
8 2 (0.28%) Firmware
8 2 (0.28%) ISA Server
8 2 (0.28%) NDS
8 2 (0.28%) NetIQ eDirectory
8 2 (0.28%) Virtual Desktop
8 2 (0.28%) VMware Workstation
9 1 (0.14%) KVM
9 1 (0.14%) VMware NSX
Systems Management
1 162 (22.82%) Puppet
2 133 (18.73%) Kubernetes
3 122 (17.18%) Opscode Chef
4 82 (11.55%) Terraform
5 81 (11.41%) Ansible
6 34 (4.79%) Grafana
7 32 (4.51%) Kibana
8 29 (4.08%) Salt
9 17 (2.39%) Rancher
10 15 (2.11%) Docker Swarm
11 14 (1.97%) Packer
11 14 (1.97%) Prometheus
12 13 (1.83%) Control-M
13 10 (1.41%) Single Sign-On
14 9 (1.27%) logstash
14 9 (1.27%) Nessus
15 8 (1.13%) SCCM
16 6 (0.85%) Perfmon
16 6 (0.85%) WMI
17 5 (0.70%) Hadoop YARN
Vendors
1 71 (10.00%) Microsoft
2 64 (9.01%) Google
3 52 (7.32%) VMware
4 48 (6.76%) Oracle
5 37 (5.21%) Red Hat
6 27 (3.80%) IBM
7 25 (3.52%) SAP
8 24 (3.38%) Splunk
9 20 (2.82%) Cisco
10 18 (2.54%) TIBCO
11 16 (2.25%) BMC
12 15 (2.11%) Dell
13 14 (1.97%) Adobe
14 11 (1.55%) F5
14 11 (1.55%) MuleSoft
15 9 (1.27%) webMethods
16 8 (1.13%) Black Duck
16 8 (1.13%) Cadence
16 8 (1.13%) New Relic
17 7 (0.99%) ArcSight