Period
to 16 October 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 16 October 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
16 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 243 230 184
Rank change year-on-year -13 -46 +39
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,197 1,137 1,570
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.16% 1.15% 1.48%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.79% 8.40% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 762 747 1,060
UK median daily rate £500 £500 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
10th Percentile £357 £350 £310
90th Percentile £626 £610 £581
UK excluding London median daily rate £441 £488 £425
% change year-on-year -9.78% +14.88% +6.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 26 24
UK median hourly rate £27.43 £33.00 £21.14
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -16.89% +56.12% -10.77%
10th Percentile £18.90 £15.39 £15.00
90th Percentile £37.35 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £32.00 £15.00
% change year-on-year -32.81% +113.33% -57.83%

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 13,617 13,543 16,382
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.20% 13.65% 15.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,209 8,258 9,981
UK median daily rate £425 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £200 £188 £220
90th Percentile £608 £588 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +4.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 684 729 838
UK median hourly rate £19.19 £19.00 £24.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.01% -20.83% +20.00%
10th Percentile £12.20 £11.20 £11.72
90th Percentile £48.75 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £19.00 £19.13 £25.00
% change year-on-year -0.65% -23.50% +25.00%

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 16 October 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 16 October 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 16 October 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 -2 1,104 £500 - 290
London +2 592 £525 +5.00% 147
UK excluding London -10 574 £441 -9.78% 149
South East -1 187 £438 -12.50% 45
North of England -5 133 £476 -7.07% 30
East of England +1 86 £538 +7.50% 29
Yorkshire -29 65 £500 -6.54% 7
Midlands -23 63 £425 -12.95% 12
North West +20 57 £450 -15.89% 21
South West -17 42 £395 +1.94% 26
West Midlands -50 35 £425 -12.95% 7
Scotland -15 31 £438 +6.19% 3
Wales +2 30 £400 -5.88% 3
East Midlands +16 28 £395 -21.00% 5
North East -2 14 £500 -6.54% 2
Northern Ireland +26 2 £418 -7.22% 1

For the 6 months to 16 October 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.

1 590 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
2 569 (47.54%) Linux
3 532 (44.44%) Java
4 455 (38.01%) Git (software)
5 433 (36.17%) JavaScript
6 405 (33.83%) Jenkins
7 371 (30.99%) Continuous Integration
7 371 (30.99%) TCP/IP
8 362 (30.24%) DevOps
9 347 (28.99%) HTML
10 335 (27.99%) Test Automation
11 326 (27.23%) SSL
12 325 (27.15%) CSS
13 322 (26.90%) REST
14 314 (26.23%) Amazon AWS
15 298 (24.90%) Docker
16 272 (22.72%) Scrum
17 270 (22.56%) TDD
18 267 (22.31%) JSON
19 257 (21.47%) Open Source
20 256 (21.39%) Microservices
21 250 (20.89%) Python
22 248 (20.72%) Puppet
23 245 (20.47%) Configuration Management
24 239 (19.97%) SQL
25 231 (19.30%) Unix
26 230 (19.21%) MongoDB
27 225 (18.80%) Apache
28 214 (17.88%) Spring
29 213 (17.79%) C#

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
1 225 (18.80%) Apache
2 118 (9.86%) Tomcat
3 111 (9.27%) nginx
4 88 (7.35%) Confluence
5 85 (7.10%) WebSphere
6 84 (7.02%) IIS
7 77 (6.43%) Elasticsearch
8 61 (5.10%) JBoss
9 55 (4.59%) Apache Spark
10 37 (3.09%) Jetty
10 37 (3.09%) Mongrel
11 36 (3.01%) WebLogic
12 25 (2.09%) OpenStack
13 23 (1.92%) CMS
14 18 (1.50%) Commerce Server
14 18 (1.50%) WebSphere Application Server
15 17 (1.42%) Apache Solr
16 12 (1.00%) IBM HTTP Server
16 12 (1.00%) Skype for Business
17 11 (0.92%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 4 (0.33%) MS Visio
2 2 (0.17%) Microsoft Excel
3 1 (0.084%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.42%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 4 (0.33%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.17%) Global One
3 2 (0.17%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.17%) Magento
3 2 (0.17%) Oracle EBS
3 2 (0.17%) Workday HCM
4 1 (0.084%) Dynamics CRM
4 1 (0.084%) NetSuite
4 1 (0.084%) SAP ERP
4 1 (0.084%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 314 (26.23%) Amazon AWS
2 130 (10.86%) Microsoft Azure
3 80 (6.68%) Amazon EC2
4 79 (6.60%) GitHub
5 56 (4.68%) Amazon S3
6 50 (4.18%) Google Cloud Platform
7 48 (4.01%) Google Analytics
8 42 (3.51%) Virtual Private Cloud
9 41 (3.43%) Amazon ELB
10 40 (3.34%) Route 53
11 38 (3.17%) AWS CloudFormation
11 38 (3.17%) Heroku
11 38 (3.17%) PaaS
12 36 (3.01%) Cloud Computing
13 35 (2.92%) npm
14 32 (2.67%) Serverless
15 31 (2.59%) IaaS
16 25 (2.09%) Google App Engine
17 23 (1.92%) Amazon SQS
18 21 (1.75%) OpenShift
Communications & Networking
1 371 (30.99%) TCP/IP
2 326 (27.23%) SSL
3 213 (17.79%) DNS
4 135 (11.28%) FTP
5 113 (9.44%) Firewall
6 87 (7.27%) HTTPS
7 79 (6.60%) Internet
8 77 (6.43%) DHCP
9 68 (5.68%) IPsec
10 56 (4.68%) SMTP
11 54 (4.51%) VPN
12 29 (2.42%) SSH
13 27 (2.26%) Kerberos
13 27 (2.26%) WAN
14 24 (2.01%) MPLS
15 21 (1.75%) Network Security
16 20 (1.67%) BIG-IP
16 20 (1.67%) Intranet
17 18 (1.50%) LAN
17 18 (1.50%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 230 (19.21%) MongoDB
2 169 (14.12%) Relational Database
3 148 (12.36%) NoSQL
4 142 (11.86%) MySQL
5 136 (11.36%) PostgreSQL
6 107 (8.94%) Apache Cassandra
7 102 (8.52%) SQL Server
8 59 (4.93%) Big Data
9 50 (4.18%) Redis
10 47 (3.93%) Hadoop
11 42 (3.51%) RDBMS
12 31 (2.59%) Neo4j
13 24 (2.01%) Amazon RDS
14 17 (1.42%) HBase
15 16 (1.34%) Oracle Database
16 15 (1.25%) DB2
17 14 (1.17%) MariaDB
18 13 (1.09%) Apache Hive
18 13 (1.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 12 (1.00%) Power BI
Development Applications
1 455 (38.01%) Git (software)
2 405 (33.83%) Jenkins
3 157 (13.12%) JUnit
4 143 (11.95%) Selenium
5 118 (9.86%) JIRA
6 116 (9.69%) Subversion
7 115 (9.61%) Cucumber
8 91 (7.60%) Maven
9 87 (7.27%) Ant
10 77 (6.43%) gulp
11 72 (6.02%) Gradle
12 67 (5.60%) GitLab
13 65 (5.43%) Gatling
14 60 (5.01%) SonarQube
15 57 (4.76%) IntelliJ
16 52 (4.34%) Mockito
17 51 (4.26%) Bitbucket
17 51 (4.26%) Travis CI
18 48 (4.01%) Hudson
19 45 (3.76%) Grunt
General
1 115 (9.61%) Finance
2 74 (6.18%) Banking
3 44 (3.68%) Retail
4 26 (2.17%) Telecoms
5 16 (1.34%) Advertising
6 15 (1.25%) Marketing
7 14 (1.17%) Investment Banking
8 8 (0.67%) Legal
9 6 (0.50%) Back Office
10 5 (0.42%) Financial Institution
10 5 (0.42%) Law
11 4 (0.33%) Games
11 4 (0.33%) Publishing
12 3 (0.25%) Front Office
12 3 (0.25%) Manufacturing
13 2 (0.17%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.17%) Spanish Language
14 1 (0.084%) Dutch Language
14 1 (0.084%) French Language
14 1 (0.084%) Turkish Language
Job Titles
1 606 (50.63%) Developer
2 172 (14.37%) DevOps Engineer
3 166 (13.87%) Java Developer
4 88 (7.35%) Scala Developer
5 75 (6.27%) Architect
6 72 (6.02%) Agile Developer
7 64 (5.35%) Senior Developer
8 51 (4.26%) .NET Developer
9 43 (3.59%) C# Developer
10 40 (3.34%) AWS DevOps
10 40 (3.34%) Perl Developer
11 37 (3.09%) AWS Engineer
12 36 (3.01%) Software Engineer
13 35 (2.92%) AWS DevOps Engineer
14 34 (2.84%) Analyst
15 33 (2.76%) Lead Developer
16 31 (2.59%) JavaScript Developer
17 30 (2.51%) C# .NET Developer
18 29 (2.42%) Consultant
18 29 (2.42%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 347 (28.99%) HTML
2 325 (27.15%) CSS
3 322 (26.90%) REST
4 267 (22.31%) JSON
5 214 (17.88%) Spring
6 177 (14.79%) HTML5
7 175 (14.62%) Node.js
8 174 (14.54%) .NET
9 172 (14.37%) AngularJS
10 163 (13.62%) RESTful
10 163 (13.62%) XML
11 160 (13.37%) SOAP
12 146 (12.20%) Web Services
13 107 (8.94%) jQuery
14 106 (8.86%) Guice
15 100 (8.35%) J2EE
16 94 (7.85%) Ruby on Rails
17 92 (7.69%) Play Framework
17 92 (7.69%) Servlets
18 87 (7.27%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 87 (7.27%) Analytical Skills
2 78 (6.52%) Self-Motivation
3 52 (4.34%) User Experience
4 49 (4.09%) Computer Science
5 44 (3.68%) Linux Command Line
6 30 (2.51%) Fintech
6 30 (2.51%) Mobile App
7 27 (2.26%) Public Cloud
8 26 (2.17%) Data Centre
8 26 (2.17%) PKI
9 25 (2.09%) Clustering
10 24 (2.01%) Algorithms
10 24 (2.01%) Greenfield Project
11 20 (1.67%) Data Structures
12 15 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
13 14 (1.17%) W3C
14 13 (1.09%) Cyberthreat
15 11 (0.92%) Client/Server
16 10 (0.84%) DataPower
16 10 (0.84%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 569 (47.54%) Linux
2 231 (19.30%) Unix
3 195 (16.29%) Windows
4 95 (7.94%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 84 (7.02%) Ubuntu
6 70 (5.85%) CentOS
7 38 (3.17%) Windows Server
8 32 (2.67%) Solaris
9 26 (2.17%) Mac OS X
10 23 (1.92%) Android
11 22 (1.84%) Apple iOS
12 20 (1.67%) Debian
13 16 (1.34%) SUSE
13 16 (1.34%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 15 (1.25%) Fedora
15 8 (0.67%) AIX
16 7 (0.58%) Embedded Linux
17 5 (0.42%) Mac OS
17 5 (0.42%) Windows Embedded Compact
18 4 (0.33%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 590 (49.29%) Agile Software Development
2 371 (30.99%) Continuous Integration
3 362 (30.24%) DevOps
4 335 (27.99%) Test Automation
5 272 (22.72%) Scrum
6 270 (22.56%) TDD
7 257 (21.47%) Open Source
8 256 (21.39%) Microservices
9 245 (20.47%) Configuration Management
10 204 (17.04%) Problem-Solving
11 162 (13.53%) MVC
12 159 (13.28%) OO
13 141 (11.78%) Unit Testing
14 137 (11.45%) Software Engineering
15 129 (10.78%) BDD
16 127 (10.61%) Continuous Delivery
17 114 (9.52%) Kanban
18 104 (8.69%) Web Development
19 88 (7.35%) OWASP
20 87 (7.27%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 532 (44.44%) Java
2 433 (36.17%) JavaScript
3 250 (20.89%) Python
4 239 (19.97%) SQL
5 213 (17.79%) C#
6 192 (16.04%) Perl
7 189 (15.79%) Ruby
8 113 (9.44%) Scala
9 100 (8.35%) Groovy
10 92 (7.69%) Bash Shell
11 79 (6.60%) Java 8
12 77 (6.43%) ES6
13 65 (5.43%) Shell Script
14 56 (4.68%) PHP
15 52 (4.34%) Haskell
16 49 (4.09%) TypeScript
17 43 (3.59%) C
18 39 (3.26%) PowerShell
19 38 (3.17%) C++
20 32 (2.67%) Go
Qualifications
1 91 (7.60%) Security Cleared
2 77 (6.43%) SC Cleared
3 52 (4.34%) Degree
4 46 (3.84%) BPSS Clearance
5 35 (2.92%) Computer Science Degree
6 20 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
7 19 (1.59%) Microsoft Certification
8 17 (1.42%) CISSP
9 14 (1.17%) CCNA
9 14 (1.17%) CCNP
10 12 (1.00%) CEH
10 12 (1.00%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.67%) DV Cleared
11 8 (0.67%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
12 5 (0.42%) GIAC
13 4 (0.33%) CCSE
13 4 (0.33%) Citrix Certification
13 4 (0.33%) Siebel Certification
14 3 (0.25%) MCSE
14 3 (0.25%) SSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 51 (4.26%) QA
2 12 (1.00%) GDPR
3 9 (0.75%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 7 (0.58%) PCI DSS
5 6 (0.50%) Data Quality
5 6 (0.50%) WCAG
6 3 (0.25%) SLA
7 2 (0.17%) Disclosure Scotland
7 2 (0.17%) PMO
8 1 (0.084%) PSD2
System Software
1 298 (24.90%) Docker
2 68 (5.68%) VMware Infrastructure
3 52 (4.34%) Active Directory
4 37 (3.09%) Virtual Machines
5 32 (2.67%) Xen
6 17 (1.42%) VirtualBox
7 16 (1.34%) Hyper-V
8 14 (1.17%) KVM
9 12 (1.00%) HDFS
9 12 (1.00%) Postfix
10 11 (0.92%) vCloud
11 9 (0.75%) Squid
11 9 (0.75%) vSphere
12 7 (0.58%) Oracle RAC
13 6 (0.50%) Microsoft Virtual Server
13 6 (0.50%) Virtual Servers
14 5 (0.42%) LXC
15 3 (0.25%) Veritas Cluster Server
16 2 (0.17%) Apache ZooKeeper
17 1 (0.084%) Apache Flume
Systems Management
1 248 (20.72%) Puppet
2 204 (17.04%) Ansible
3 172 (14.37%) Kubernetes
4 115 (9.61%) Opscode Chef
5 107 (8.94%) Terraform
6 86 (7.18%) Grafana
7 83 (6.93%) Kibana
8 47 (3.93%) Prometheus
9 44 (3.68%) Packer
10 39 (3.26%) Docker Swarm
11 34 (2.84%) Rancher
12 33 (2.76%) logstash
12 33 (2.76%) Salt
13 22 (1.84%) Single Sign-On
14 19 (1.59%) Nagios
15 15 (1.25%) Graylog
16 14 (1.17%) CFEngine
17 13 (1.09%) CSIRT
17 13 (1.09%) Nessus
18 12 (1.00%) QRadar
Vendors
1 149 (12.45%) Google
2 143 (11.95%) Microsoft
3 84 (7.02%) Oracle
4 81 (6.77%) Red Hat
5 78 (6.52%) VMware
6 77 (6.43%) Splunk
7 39 (3.26%) Cisco
8 38 (3.17%) AppDynamics
9 33 (2.76%) IBM
10 30 (2.51%) Adobe
10 30 (2.51%) F5
11 27 (2.26%) Black Duck
12 26 (2.17%) New Relic
13 23 (1.92%) Salesforce.com
14 21 (1.75%) webMethods
15 20 (1.67%) CheckPoint
16 18 (1.50%) HP
16 18 (1.50%) Rackspace
17 17 (1.42%) Atlassian
18 13 (1.09%) Citrix