Period
to 24 February 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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 248 176 176
Rank change year-on-year -72 0 +18
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1,043 1,441 1,573
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 1.04% 1.50% 1.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.91% 10.11% 10.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 755 1,001 1,098
UK median daily rate £500 £450 £433
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +4.05% +8.13%
10th Percentile £360 £326 £313
90th Percentile £625 £600 £569
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £440 £413
% change year-on-year +7.95% +6.67% +6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 17 16
UK median hourly rate £33.00 £43.50 £38.13
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -24.14% +14.10% -10.29%
10th Percentile £16.27 £29.00 £14.72
90th Percentile £40.02 £57.50 £53.75
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.56 £43.50 £38.13
% change year-on-year -22.86% +14.10% -10.29%

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 13,190 14,247 15,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 13.10% 14.86% 13.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 8,138 8,686 8,870
UK median daily rate £401 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.13% - +6.67%
10th Percentile £185 £213 £213
90th Percentile £588 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 688 765 812
UK median hourly rate £19.72 £21.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.28% -4.44% +12.50%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.38 £11.25
90th Percentile £47.50 £50.00 £48.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £21.88
% change year-on-year -6.98% -1.71% -2.45%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -70 957 £500 +8.11% 300
London -72 523 £515 +5.37% 137
UK excluding London -54 502 £475 +7.95% 180
South East -17 193 £475 +8.88% 53
North of England -58 107 £500 +15.27% 39
Midlands -62 57 £500 +11.11% 30
West Midlands -26 53 £500 +8.11% 25
Yorkshire -48 52 £500 +11.11% 15
East of England -31 51 £475 -1.04% 30
North West -8 45 £500 +13.64% 23
Scotland -19 35 £413 +3.13% 7
South West +8 25 £448 -8.67% 11
Wales -20 21 £388 -6.06% 6
North East +28 16 £592 +49.09% 1
Northern Ireland +3 15 £450 - 4
East Midlands -41 4 £500 +12.36% 5

For the 6 months to 24 February 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.

1 568 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
2 536 (51.39%) Java
3 447 (42.86%) Linux
4 371 (35.57%) Git (software)
5 352 (33.75%) TCP/IP
6 322 (30.87%) Continuous Integration
7 289 (27.71%) REST
8 277 (26.56%) Jenkins
8 277 (26.56%) DevOps
9 275 (26.37%) Test Automation
9 275 (26.37%) JavaScript
10 273 (26.17%) Web Services
11 262 (25.12%) SSL
12 257 (24.64%) TDD
13 255 (24.45%) Python
14 251 (24.07%) Configuration Management
15 242 (23.20%) HTML
16 222 (21.28%) Docker
17 220 (21.09%) Amazon AWS
18 213 (20.42%) Scrum
19 206 (19.75%) XML
20 200 (19.18%) Unix
21 196 (18.79%) CSS
22 194 (18.60%) Puppet
23 183 (17.55%) Spring
24 172 (16.49%) SOAP
25 167 (16.01%) SQL
26 166 (15.92%) Microservices
27 165 (15.82%) Relational Database
28 155 (14.86%) MongoDB

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
1 150 (14.38%) Apache
2 105 (10.07%) Confluence
3 99 (9.49%) Tomcat
4 78 (7.48%) WebSphere
5 68 (6.52%) nginx
6 56 (5.37%) JBoss
7 41 (3.93%) Elasticsearch
8 36 (3.45%) WebLogic
9 24 (2.30%) IIS
10 21 (2.01%) Apache Spark
10 21 (2.01%) CMS
11 18 (1.73%) Jetty
12 16 (1.53%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 13 (1.25%) Mongrel
14 6 (0.58%) Jupyter
15 5 (0.48%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 5 (0.48%) Cloud Foundry
15 5 (0.48%) IPython
15 5 (0.48%) OpenStack
16 4 (0.38%) Mongoose
Applications
1 5 (0.48%) Microsoft Office
1 5 (0.48%) MS Visio
2 3 (0.29%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.19%) Microsoft Excel
4 1 (0.096%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 14 (1.34%) BusinessWorks
2 3 (0.29%) Global One
3 2 (0.19%) ION MarketView
3 2 (0.19%) Payment Gateway
4 1 (0.096%) Dynamics NAV
4 1 (0.096%) Magento
4 1 (0.096%) Oracle Cash Management
Cloud Services
1 220 (21.09%) Amazon AWS
2 82 (7.86%) Amazon EC2
3 63 (6.04%) GitHub
4 60 (5.75%) Microsoft Azure
5 51 (4.89%) Amazon S3
6 47 (4.51%) AWS CloudFormation
7 39 (3.74%) Virtual Private Cloud
8 29 (2.78%) Slack
9 27 (2.59%) Route 53
10 23 (2.21%) PaaS
11 22 (2.11%) Heroku
12 21 (2.01%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 20 (1.92%) SaaS
14 17 (1.63%) Amazon ELB
15 16 (1.53%) Amazon SQS
16 15 (1.44%) Google Cloud Platform
17 14 (1.34%) Google Analytics
18 12 (1.15%) Google App Engine
19 11 (1.05%) AWS Lambda
19 11 (1.05%) G Suite
Communications & Networking
1 352 (33.75%) TCP/IP
2 262 (25.12%) SSL
3 129 (12.37%) DNS
4 100 (9.59%) FTP
5 82 (7.86%) Firewall
6 72 (6.90%) Internet
7 67 (6.42%) SMTP
8 53 (5.08%) IPsec
9 46 (4.41%) HTTPS
10 42 (4.03%) SSH
11 36 (3.45%) DHCP
12 35 (3.36%) Network Security
13 30 (2.88%) VPN
14 25 (2.40%) VoIP
15 19 (1.82%) Intrusion Detection
16 16 (1.53%) WAN
17 13 (1.25%) IMAP
17 13 (1.25%) MPLS
18 12 (1.15%) MQTT
18 12 (1.15%) OpenLDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 165 (15.82%) Relational Database
2 155 (14.86%) MongoDB
3 111 (10.64%) PostgreSQL
4 98 (9.40%) MySQL
5 95 (9.11%) NoSQL
6 92 (8.82%) SQL Server
7 41 (3.93%) Amazon RDS
8 40 (3.84%) Apache Cassandra
9 35 (3.36%) RDBMS
10 26 (2.49%) Neo4j
11 21 (2.01%) Big Data
12 18 (1.73%) DB2
12 18 (1.73%) Redis
13 12 (1.15%) Hadoop
14 10 (0.96%) Oracle Database
15 9 (0.86%) CouchDB
16 8 (0.77%) HBase
17 7 (0.67%) Amazon DynamoDB
18 6 (0.58%) MariaDB
18 6 (0.58%) Riak
Development Applications
1 371 (35.57%) Git (software)
2 277 (26.56%) Jenkins
3 142 (13.61%) JIRA
3 142 (13.61%) Subversion
4 115 (11.03%) JUnit
5 72 (6.90%) Cucumber
6 70 (6.71%) Maven
7 62 (5.94%) Selenium
8 58 (5.56%) Gradle
9 54 (5.18%) SonarQube
10 50 (4.79%) gulp
11 44 (4.22%) Mockito
12 43 (4.12%) Eclipse
13 41 (3.93%) Ant
14 37 (3.55%) IntelliJ
15 33 (3.16%) Grunt
16 30 (2.88%) Travis CI
17 28 (2.68%) Bitbucket
17 28 (2.68%) Gatling
18 26 (2.49%) JMeter
General
1 76 (7.29%) Finance
2 39 (3.74%) Banking
3 21 (2.01%) Retail
4 18 (1.73%) Law
5 17 (1.63%) Automotive
6 15 (1.44%) Marketing
7 13 (1.25%) Legal
7 13 (1.25%) Telecoms
8 12 (1.15%) Manufacturing
9 11 (1.05%) Publishing
10 9 (0.86%) Advertising
11 6 (0.58%) Spanish Language
12 4 (0.38%) Electronics
12 4 (0.38%) Games
12 4 (0.38%) Investment Banking
12 4 (0.38%) Retail Banking
13 3 (0.29%) Retail Finance
14 2 (0.19%) French Language
14 2 (0.19%) Italian Language
14 2 (0.19%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 480 (46.02%) Developer
2 199 (19.08%) Java Developer
3 141 (13.52%) DevOps Engineer
4 90 (8.63%) Architect
5 83 (7.96%) Scala Developer
6 62 (5.94%) Senior Developer
7 60 (5.75%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 54 (5.18%) Linux Engineer
9 50 (4.79%) JavaScript Developer
10 48 (4.60%) Linux DevOps Engineer
10 48 (4.60%) Senior DevOps
11 45 (4.31%) Agile Developer
12 43 (4.12%) Senior Java Developer
13 41 (3.93%) AWS DevOps
13 41 (3.93%) AWS Engineer
13 41 (3.93%) Solutions Architect
14 38 (3.64%) Analyst
15 37 (3.55%) Consultant
16 35 (3.36%) AWS DevOps Engineer
17 32 (3.07%) Senior DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 289 (27.71%) REST
2 273 (26.17%) Web Services
3 242 (23.20%) HTML
4 206 (19.75%) XML
5 196 (18.79%) CSS
6 183 (17.55%) Spring
7 172 (16.49%) SOAP
8 139 (13.33%) JSON
9 135 (12.94%) RESTful
10 127 (12.18%) AngularJS
11 120 (11.51%) Node.js
12 119 (11.41%) HTML5
13 96 (9.20%) .NET
14 94 (9.01%) J2EE
15 73 (7.00%) Play Framework
16 69 (6.62%) Hibernate
17 62 (5.94%) Guice
18 59 (5.66%) Spring Boot
19 55 (5.27%) CSS3
20 50 (4.79%) Dropwizard
Miscellaneous
1 49 (4.70%) Analytical Skills
2 35 (3.36%) Public Cloud
3 32 (3.07%) Computer Science
3 32 (3.07%) Enterprise Software
4 29 (2.78%) Clustering
5 28 (2.68%) Mobile App
6 25 (2.40%) User Experience
7 20 (1.92%) Data Centre
7 20 (1.92%) Mainframe
8 16 (1.53%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (1.53%) Linux Command Line
9 13 (1.25%) Fintech
10 11 (1.05%) DataPower
11 10 (0.96%) Cyber Kill Chain
12 9 (0.86%) Client/Server
13 8 (0.77%) Algorithms
13 8 (0.77%) Infotainment
13 8 (0.77%) PKI
14 7 (0.67%) N-Tier
15 5 (0.48%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 447 (42.86%) Linux
2 200 (19.18%) Unix
3 73 (7.00%) Mac OS X
3 73 (7.00%) Windows
4 64 (6.14%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 43 (4.12%) Android
6 36 (3.45%) Ubuntu
7 33 (3.16%) CentOS
8 21 (2.01%) Windows Server
9 20 (1.92%) Apple iOS
10 9 (0.86%) Debian
11 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2008
11 7 (0.67%) Windows Server 2012
12 5 (0.48%) Fedora
12 5 (0.48%) Solaris
13 4 (0.38%) AIX
13 4 (0.38%) Windows 10
13 4 (0.38%) Windows 7
14 3 (0.29%) CatOS
14 3 (0.29%) CoreOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 568 (54.46%) Agile Software Development
2 322 (30.87%) Continuous Integration
3 277 (26.56%) DevOps
4 275 (26.37%) Test Automation
5 257 (24.64%) TDD
6 251 (24.07%) Configuration Management
7 213 (20.42%) Scrum
8 166 (15.92%) Microservices
9 148 (14.19%) Open Source
10 130 (12.46%) BDD
11 129 (12.37%) Software Engineering
12 116 (11.12%) Unit Testing
13 110 (10.55%) Continuous Delivery
14 109 (10.45%) Web Development
15 95 (9.11%) Mentoring
16 88 (8.44%) OO
17 80 (7.67%) Kanban
18 79 (7.57%) SOA
19 78 (7.48%) Responsive Web Design
20 68 (6.52%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 536 (51.39%) Java
2 275 (26.37%) JavaScript
3 255 (24.45%) Python
4 167 (16.01%) SQL
5 155 (14.86%) Ruby
6 134 (12.85%) Scala
7 104 (9.97%) Bash Shell
8 101 (9.68%) C#
9 89 (8.53%) Perl
10 81 (7.77%) Groovy
11 60 (5.75%) Go
12 57 (5.47%) Shell Script
13 46 (4.41%) ES6
14 38 (3.64%) PHP
15 37 (3.55%) TypeScript
16 30 (2.88%) C++
17 27 (2.59%) C
18 16 (1.53%) PL/SQL
18 16 (1.53%) PowerShell
19 15 (1.44%) Jython
Qualifications
1 87 (8.34%) Security Cleared
2 57 (5.47%) SC Cleared
3 44 (4.22%) Degree
4 27 (2.59%) BPSS Clearance
5 23 (2.21%) Computer Science Degree
6 19 (1.82%) Cisco Certification
7 14 (1.34%) CCNP
8 11 (1.05%) CCNA
9 10 (0.96%) CCIE
9 10 (0.96%) CISSP
10 7 (0.67%) CEH
11 5 (0.48%) CCSA
11 5 (0.48%) CCSE
11 5 (0.48%) CISM
12 4 (0.38%) GSEC
13 3 (0.29%) CISA
13 3 (0.29%) GCIA
13 3 (0.29%) GCIH
13 3 (0.29%) GIAC
13 3 (0.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 38 (3.64%) QA
2 10 (0.96%) RosettaNet
3 9 (0.86%) Disclosure Scotland
4 8 (0.77%) PCI DSS
5 7 (0.67%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 4 (0.38%) PA-DSS
7 3 (0.29%) GCP
8 2 (0.19%) SLA
9 1 (0.096%) Cyber Essentials
9 1 (0.096%) GDPR
System Software
1 222 (21.28%) Docker
2 42 (4.03%) Active Directory
3 39 (3.74%) VMware Infrastructure
4 29 (2.78%) Virtual Machines
5 19 (1.82%) vCloud
6 18 (1.73%) Xen
7 10 (0.96%) Postfix
7 10 (0.96%) Squid
7 10 (0.96%) VMware ESXi
8 5 (0.48%) HDFS
8 5 (0.48%) VirtualBox
9 4 (0.38%) Apache ZooKeeper
9 4 (0.38%) NFS
9 4 (0.38%) Samba
9 4 (0.38%) Varnish
10 3 (0.29%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.29%) pfSense
11 2 (0.19%) Apache Flume
11 2 (0.19%) OpenIDM
11 2 (0.19%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 194 (18.60%) Puppet
2 111 (10.64%) Ansible
3 104 (9.97%) Opscode Chef
4 81 (7.77%) Terraform
5 72 (6.90%) Kubernetes
6 69 (6.62%) Kibana
7 54 (5.18%) Grafana
8 34 (3.26%) logstash
9 32 (3.07%) Salt
10 28 (2.68%) Docker Swarm
11 23 (2.21%) Prometheus
12 16 (1.53%) Fluentd
13 15 (1.44%) Nagios
14 14 (1.34%) ZABBIX
15 11 (1.05%) Host Intrusion Detection System
15 11 (1.05%) HP ALM
15 11 (1.05%) Rancher
16 10 (0.96%) Rsyslog
16 10 (0.96%) Sysdig
17 8 (0.77%) CA Service Virtualization
Vendors
1 68 (6.52%) Google
2 65 (6.23%) Oracle
3 60 (5.75%) VMware
4 56 (5.37%) IBM
5 54 (5.18%) Microsoft
6 49 (4.70%) webMethods
7 28 (2.68%) Cisco
8 27 (2.59%) Splunk
9 23 (2.21%) Red Hat
10 21 (2.01%) HP
11 19 (1.82%) Atlassian
12 18 (1.73%) Apigee
12 18 (1.73%) TIBCO
13 16 (1.53%) F5
14 15 (1.44%) SaltStack
15 14 (1.34%) Software AG
16 13 (1.25%) CheckPoint
17 10 (0.96%) Sonatype
17 10 (0.96%) WSO2
18 9 (0.86%) AppDynamics