Period
to 23 June 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 23 June 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
23 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 239 193 173
Rank change year-on-year -46 -20 +49
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,136 1,281 1,609
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.13% 1.40% 1.51%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.53% 10.08% 9.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 802 831 1,049
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £430
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +10.47% +7.50%
10th Percentile £351 £350 £313
90th Percentile £613 £595 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £438 £474 £400
% change year-on-year -7.62% +18.40% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 27 20
UK median hourly rate £24.50 £43.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -43.02% +21.13% -18.86%
10th Percentile £16.39 £17.87 £15.00
90th Percentile £35.58 £55.25 £45.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £43.00 £38.13
% change year-on-year -18.60% +12.79% -15.28%

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 13,325 12,706 16,265
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.29% 13.88% 15.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,192 7,700 9,772
UK median daily rate £425 £408 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +6.67%
10th Percentile £205 £206 £219
90th Percentile £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £385 £375
% change year-on-year +1.30% +2.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 734 748 753
UK median hourly rate £19.06 £19.90 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.22% -23.46% +20.93%
10th Percentile £12.00 £11.25 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £51.25 £47.83
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.00 £27.28
% change year-on-year - -30.34% +21.22%

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 23 June 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 23 June 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 23 June 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 -51 1,055 £500 +2.56% 259
London -19 624 £525 +5.53% 112
UK excluding London -72 488 £438 -7.62% 160
South East -34 161 £425 -12.95% 44
North of England -78 113 £450 - 27
East of England -21 79 £488 -2.50% 41
Yorkshire -52 70 £450 - 8
Midlands -66 45 £459 -4.38% 20
Scotland -32 36 £425 +0.29% 8
North West -27 35 £448 +6.87% 16
West Midlands -48 33 £475 - 14
South West +5 31 £410 -3.53% 15
Wales -11 19 £390 +0.97% 4
East Midlands -19 12 £388 -22.50% 6
North East -21 9 £500 +28.21% 3
Northern Ireland - 2 £473 - 1

For the 6 months to 23 June 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.

1 582 (51.23%) Agile Software Development
2 523 (46.04%) Java
3 484 (42.61%) Linux
4 388 (34.15%) Git (software)
5 381 (33.54%) JavaScript
6 340 (29.93%) HTML
7 336 (29.58%) REST
8 318 (27.99%) Test Automation
8 318 (27.99%) Continuous Integration
9 314 (27.64%) TCP/IP
9 314 (27.64%) TDD
10 305 (26.85%) Jenkins
11 289 (25.44%) CSS
12 267 (23.50%) DevOps
13 257 (22.62%) Web Services
14 256 (22.54%) SSL
14 256 (22.54%) Configuration Management
15 245 (21.57%) Open Source
16 234 (20.60%) Relational Database
17 229 (20.16%) Amazon AWS
18 226 (19.89%) SQL
19 220 (19.37%) Unix
20 217 (19.10%) Scrum
21 215 (18.93%) MongoDB
22 211 (18.57%) Microservices
23 209 (18.40%) RESTful
24 208 (18.31%) Python
25 201 (17.69%) Apache
26 198 (17.43%) XML
27 197 (17.34%) Docker

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
1 201 (17.69%) Apache
2 102 (8.98%) Tomcat
3 76 (6.69%) Confluence
3 76 (6.69%) WebSphere
4 68 (5.99%) nginx
5 62 (5.46%) IIS
6 48 (4.23%) Elasticsearch
7 43 (3.79%) Apache Spark
8 39 (3.43%) JBoss
9 25 (2.20%) Jetty
10 23 (2.02%) Mongrel
11 21 (1.85%) WebLogic
12 19 (1.67%) CMS
12 19 (1.67%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 18 (1.58%) OpenStack
14 12 (1.06%) WebSphere Application Server
15 11 (0.97%) Commerce Server
15 11 (0.97%) IBM HTTP Server
16 10 (0.88%) Apache Solr
16 10 (0.88%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 5 (0.44%) MS Visio
2 4 (0.35%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.18%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.088%) Microsoft Office
4 1 (0.088%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 9 (0.79%) Magento
2 5 (0.44%) BusinessWorks
3 4 (0.35%) Global One
3 4 (0.35%) ION MarketView
4 3 (0.26%) Dynamics NAV
5 1 (0.088%) Oracle Cash Management
5 1 (0.088%) SAP ERP
Cloud Services
1 229 (20.16%) Amazon AWS
2 111 (9.77%) Microsoft Azure
3 59 (5.19%) GitHub
4 42 (3.70%) Amazon EC2
5 39 (3.43%) Google Cloud Platform
6 33 (2.90%) PaaS
7 32 (2.82%) Serverless
8 31 (2.73%) Heroku
9 25 (2.20%) npm
10 21 (1.85%) AWS CloudFormation
10 21 (1.85%) Google App Engine
11 18 (1.58%) Amazon S3
11 18 (1.58%) Google Analytics
12 15 (1.32%) OpenShift
13 13 (1.14%) Azure Active Directory
13 13 (1.14%) Cloud Computing
13 13 (1.14%) IaaS
13 13 (1.14%) Virtual Private Cloud
14 12 (1.06%) Route 53
14 12 (1.06%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 314 (27.64%) TCP/IP
2 256 (22.54%) SSL
3 174 (15.32%) DNS
4 156 (13.73%) FTP
5 96 (8.45%) Firewall
6 73 (6.43%) IPsec
7 71 (6.25%) SMTP
8 60 (5.28%) DHCP
9 59 (5.19%) HTTPS
10 44 (3.87%) Internet
11 35 (3.08%) VPN
12 30 (2.64%) SSH
13 23 (2.02%) SNMP
13 23 (2.02%) WAN
14 22 (1.94%) Network Security
15 20 (1.76%) LAN
16 19 (1.67%) Intrusion Detection
16 19 (1.67%) VoIP
17 17 (1.50%) SMS
18 15 (1.32%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 234 (20.60%) Relational Database
2 215 (18.93%) MongoDB
3 155 (13.64%) MySQL
4 153 (13.47%) NoSQL
5 130 (11.44%) PostgreSQL
6 112 (9.86%) SQL Server
7 66 (5.81%) RDBMS
8 58 (5.11%) Apache Cassandra
9 55 (4.84%) Big Data
10 47 (4.14%) Neo4j
11 41 (3.61%) Redis
12 31 (2.73%) Hadoop
13 17 (1.50%) Amazon RDS
14 16 (1.41%) DB2
15 15 (1.32%) HBase
16 14 (1.23%) CouchDB
16 14 (1.23%) Power BI
16 14 (1.23%) SQL Server 2008
17 13 (1.14%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 11 (0.97%) Siebel EIM
Development Applications
1 388 (34.15%) Git (software)
2 305 (26.85%) Jenkins
3 138 (12.15%) Subversion
4 106 (9.33%) JIRA
5 102 (8.98%) JUnit
6 95 (8.36%) Cucumber
7 78 (6.87%) Maven
8 72 (6.34%) Mockito
9 61 (5.37%) Selenium
10 59 (5.19%) Gradle
11 51 (4.49%) gulp
12 50 (4.40%) Travis CI
13 49 (4.31%) webpack
14 40 (3.52%) Ant
15 34 (2.99%) Gatling
16 33 (2.90%) GitLab
16 33 (2.90%) Hudson
16 33 (2.90%) JMeter
17 32 (2.82%) Grunt
17 32 (2.82%) Jasmine
General
1 112 (9.86%) Finance
2 62 (5.46%) Banking
3 39 (3.43%) Telecoms
4 31 (2.73%) Retail
5 19 (1.67%) Marketing
6 17 (1.50%) Investment Banking
7 13 (1.14%) Law
8 11 (0.97%) Financial Institution
8 11 (0.97%) Games
9 9 (0.79%) Manufacturing
10 7 (0.62%) Back Office
10 7 (0.62%) Legal
11 6 (0.53%) Advertising
11 6 (0.53%) Automotive
11 6 (0.53%) Spanish Language
12 5 (0.44%) Electronics
13 3 (0.26%) French Language
13 3 (0.26%) Front Office
14 2 (0.18%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.18%) Private Banking
Job Titles
1 567 (49.91%) Developer
2 170 (14.96%) Java Developer
3 126 (11.09%) DevOps Engineer
4 85 (7.48%) Architect
5 82 (7.22%) Senior Developer
6 67 (5.90%) Agile Developer
7 66 (5.81%) Scala Developer
8 48 (4.23%) Senior Java Developer
9 47 (4.14%) JavaScript Developer
10 46 (4.05%) .NET Developer
11 42 (3.70%) Consultant
12 41 (3.61%) C# Developer
13 40 (3.52%) AWS Engineer
14 37 (3.26%) Technical Architect
15 35 (3.08%) AWS DevOps
15 35 (3.08%) Linux/Unix DevOps
16 34 (2.99%) Analyst
17 33 (2.90%) React Developer
18 31 (2.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
19 28 (2.46%) C# .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 340 (29.93%) HTML
2 336 (29.58%) REST
3 289 (25.44%) CSS
4 257 (22.62%) Web Services
5 209 (18.40%) RESTful
6 198 (17.43%) XML
7 169 (14.88%) Spring
8 164 (14.44%) JSON
9 163 (14.35%) SOAP
10 144 (12.68%) AngularJS
11 143 (12.59%) .NET
12 136 (11.97%) Node.js
13 124 (10.92%) HTML5
14 86 (7.57%) OAuth
15 82 (7.22%) Guice
16 78 (6.87%) Dropwizard
17 77 (6.78%) React
18 76 (6.69%) OAuth2
19 74 (6.51%) Ajax
20 73 (6.43%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 79 (6.95%) Analytical Skills
2 61 (5.37%) User Experience
3 45 (3.96%) Mobile App
4 35 (3.08%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.99%) Linux Command Line
6 32 (2.82%) Greenfield Project
7 31 (2.73%) Self-Motivation
8 25 (2.20%) Data Centre
8 25 (2.20%) Public Cloud
9 21 (1.85%) Fintech
10 19 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.50%) PKI
12 15 (1.32%) Clustering
13 13 (1.14%) Algorithms
13 13 (1.14%) Cyberthreat
14 11 (0.97%) Client/Server
14 11 (0.97%) Hedge funds
14 11 (0.97%) Management Information System
14 11 (0.97%) MPEG
15 10 (0.88%) Credit Risk
Operating Systems
1 484 (42.61%) Linux
2 220 (19.37%) Unix
3 130 (11.44%) Windows
4 63 (5.55%) Mac OS X
5 55 (4.84%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 44 (3.87%) Ubuntu
7 43 (3.79%) Android
8 31 (2.73%) CentOS
9 29 (2.55%) Windows Server
10 16 (1.41%) Apple iOS
10 16 (1.41%) Solaris
11 12 (1.06%) Debian
12 8 (0.70%) AIX
13 7 (0.62%) Mac OS
14 6 (0.53%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 5 (0.44%) Fedora
15 5 (0.44%) SUSE
15 5 (0.44%) Windows 10
15 5 (0.44%) Windows 7
16 4 (0.35%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 582 (51.23%) Agile Software Development
2 318 (27.99%) Continuous Integration
2 318 (27.99%) Test Automation
3 314 (27.64%) TDD
4 267 (23.50%) DevOps
5 256 (22.54%) Configuration Management
6 245 (21.57%) Open Source
7 217 (19.10%) Scrum
8 211 (18.57%) Microservices
9 161 (14.17%) Problem-Solving
10 149 (13.12%) BDD
11 147 (12.94%) Unit Testing
12 133 (11.71%) OO
13 129 (11.36%) MVC
14 116 (10.21%) OOP
14 116 (10.21%) Web Development
15 110 (9.68%) Software Engineering
16 97 (8.54%) Continuous Delivery
17 89 (7.83%) Responsive Web Design
18 85 (7.48%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 523 (46.04%) Java
2 381 (33.54%) JavaScript
3 226 (19.89%) SQL
4 208 (18.31%) Python
5 162 (14.26%) Ruby
6 146 (12.85%) C#
7 120 (10.56%) Perl
8 107 (9.42%) Scala
9 86 (7.57%) Java 8
10 79 (6.95%) ES6
11 77 (6.78%) Groovy
12 75 (6.60%) Bash Shell
13 69 (6.07%) PHP
14 56 (4.93%) Shell Script
15 50 (4.40%) TypeScript
16 41 (3.61%) Go
17 32 (2.82%) PowerShell
18 28 (2.46%) JSX
19 24 (2.11%) C
19 24 (2.11%) C++
Qualifications
1 125 (11.00%) Security Cleared
2 105 (9.24%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.58%) Degree
4 45 (3.96%) BPSS Clearance
5 33 (2.90%) Computer Science Degree
6 21 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 15 (1.32%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.23%) CISSP
9 13 (1.14%) CCNP
10 12 (1.06%) Siebel Certification
11 10 (0.88%) CEH
11 10 (0.88%) ISTQB
12 7 (0.62%) CCNA
13 5 (0.44%) GCIA
13 5 (0.44%) GCIH
13 5 (0.44%) GIAC
13 5 (0.44%) GSEC
14 4 (0.35%) CCIE
14 4 (0.35%) CCSE
14 4 (0.35%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 48 (4.23%) QA
2 8 (0.70%) GCP
3 6 (0.53%) PCI DSS
4 5 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 5 (0.44%) SLA
5 4 (0.35%) GDPR
6 3 (0.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
7 2 (0.18%) PMO
8 1 (0.088%) Cyber Essentials
8 1 (0.088%) HL7
System Software
1 197 (17.34%) Docker
2 74 (6.51%) VMware Infrastructure
3 49 (4.31%) Virtual Machines
4 45 (3.96%) Active Directory
5 26 (2.29%) Xen
6 13 (1.14%) HDFS
6 13 (1.14%) vCloud
7 10 (0.88%) KVM
8 9 (0.79%) VirtualBox
9 8 (0.70%) vSphere
10 7 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
10 7 (0.62%) Virtual Desktop
11 6 (0.53%) VMware Server
12 5 (0.44%) Hyper-V
12 5 (0.44%) NFS
13 4 (0.35%) Firmware
13 4 (0.35%) Squid
14 3 (0.26%) Postfix
14 3 (0.26%) Veritas Cluster Server
14 3 (0.26%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 171 (15.05%) Puppet
2 128 (11.27%) Opscode Chef
3 115 (10.12%) Ansible
4 70 (6.16%) Kubernetes
5 58 (5.11%) Terraform
6 42 (3.70%) Kibana
7 29 (2.55%) Salt
8 28 (2.46%) Docker Swarm
9 26 (2.29%) logstash
10 25 (2.20%) Grafana
11 24 (2.11%) Prometheus
12 17 (1.50%) Nagios
13 13 (1.14%) Mesos
14 12 (1.06%) Nessus
14 12 (1.06%) SCCM
15 11 (0.97%) Nmap
15 11 (0.97%) vCenter Server
16 10 (0.88%) QRadar
17 9 (0.79%) CSIRT
18 8 (0.70%) Marathon
Vendors
1 107 (9.42%) Microsoft
2 101 (8.89%) Google
3 86 (7.57%) VMware
4 77 (6.78%) Oracle
5 53 (4.67%) Cisco
6 47 (4.14%) Splunk
7 42 (3.70%) IBM
8 36 (3.17%) Red Hat
9 24 (2.11%) AppDynamics
10 23 (2.02%) HP
11 20 (1.76%) SAP
12 19 (1.67%) Salesforce.com
13 18 (1.58%) F5
13 18 (1.58%) webMethods
14 17 (1.50%) Atlassian
15 16 (1.41%) Adobe
16 15 (1.32%) CheckPoint
16 15 (1.32%) Siebel
17 13 (1.14%) TIBCO
18 12 (1.06%) SaltStack