Period
to 21 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 21 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)
England > London
6 months to
21 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 227 218 156
Rank change year-on-year -9 -62 +57
Contract jobs citing HTTP 570 554 749
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 1.25% 1.23% 1.68%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.93% 10.81% 12.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 390 540
London median daily rate £525 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £370 £368 £313
90th Percentile £650 £625 £600
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 11
London median hourly rate £33.50 £50.00 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.00% +53.85% +64.85%
10th Percentile £25.83 £20.27 £19.23
90th Percentile £35.55 £53.00 £50.00
England median hourly rate £30.46 £33.00 £21.45
% change year-on-year -7.69% +53.88% -9.47%

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 advertised in London with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 5,215 5,125 6,212
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.40% 11.37% 13.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,605 3,460 4,090
London median daily rate £453 £450 £445
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.56% +1.12% +7.88%
10th Percentile £200 £213 £256
90th Percentile £638 £625 £600
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 128 140 138
London median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £18.23
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +2.61% -1.49%
10th Percentile £13.00 £12.00 £11.10
90th Percentile £55.58 £47.63 £49.43
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

Job postings citing HTTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in London.

Job vacancy trend for HTTP in London

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HTTP in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTP in London

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTP in London over the 6 months to 21 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTP in London

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HTTP in London

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the London region over the 6 months to 21 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
Central London -1 123 £550 +4.76% 35
West London +13 49 £565 +7.62% 27
South London -36 12 £490 +30.67% 1
East London -23 8 £500 +12.36% 12
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 21 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 across the London region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 308 (54.04%) Agile Software Development
2 259 (45.44%) Git (software)
3 255 (44.74%) Java
4 234 (41.05%) Linux
5 229 (40.18%) JavaScript
6 185 (32.46%) HTML
7 179 (31.40%) Jenkins
8 177 (31.05%) CSS
9 169 (29.65%) REST
10 168 (29.47%) TDD
11 166 (29.12%) Continuous Integration
12 154 (27.02%) Amazon AWS
13 143 (25.09%) TCP/IP
14 141 (24.74%) Test Automation
15 133 (23.33%) SSL
16 125 (21.93%) Apache
17 122 (21.40%) Unix
17 122 (21.40%) Scrum
18 121 (21.23%) Docker
19 118 (20.70%) DevOps
20 108 (18.95%) Spring
21 103 (18.07%) DNS
22 101 (17.72%) Relational Database
23 100 (17.54%) Unit Testing
24 98 (17.19%) JSON
25 97 (17.02%) SQL
26 96 (16.84%) OO
26 96 (16.84%) Microservices
27 94 (16.49%) AngularJS
28 93 (16.32%) Continuous Delivery

HTTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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
1 125 (21.93%) Apache
2 46 (8.07%) Apache Spark
2 46 (8.07%) Elasticsearch
3 45 (7.89%) IIS
4 35 (6.14%) WebSphere
5 32 (5.61%) Confluence
6 30 (5.26%) Tomcat
7 22 (3.86%) nginx
8 15 (2.63%) Commerce Server
8 15 (2.63%) OpenStack
9 14 (2.46%) Jetty
9 14 (2.46%) Mongrel
10 13 (2.28%) CMS
11 4 (0.70%) Skype for Business
12 3 (0.53%) Alfresco
12 3 (0.53%) BizTalk Server
12 3 (0.53%) IBM HTTP Server
12 3 (0.53%) MS Exchange
12 3 (0.53%) WebLogic
13 2 (0.35%) Umbraco
Applications
1 1 (0.18%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.18%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.18%) OmniGraffle
Business Applications
1 5 (0.88%) Salesforce.com CRM
2 2 (0.35%) BusinessWorks
2 2 (0.35%) Global One
2 2 (0.35%) ION MarketView
3 1 (0.18%) Magento
3 1 (0.18%) NetSuite
3 1 (0.18%) Temenos T24
Cloud Services
1 154 (27.02%) Amazon AWS
2 68 (11.93%) Microsoft Azure
3 32 (5.61%) GitHub
3 32 (5.61%) Heroku
4 23 (4.04%) Amazon S3
4 23 (4.04%) Serverless
5 21 (3.68%) npm
5 21 (3.68%) PaaS
6 20 (3.51%) IaaS
7 19 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
7 19 (3.33%) Cloud Computing
8 17 (2.98%) AWS CloudFormation
9 16 (2.81%) Amazon SQS
9 16 (2.81%) Google Cloud Platform
10 13 (2.28%) Akamai
10 13 (2.28%) Amazon ELB
10 13 (2.28%) Virtual Private Cloud
11 12 (2.11%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 11 (1.93%) Sumo Logic
13 10 (1.75%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 143 (25.09%) TCP/IP
2 133 (23.33%) SSL
3 103 (18.07%) DNS
4 72 (12.63%) FTP
5 49 (8.60%) Firewall
6 44 (7.72%) HTTPS
7 43 (7.54%) Internet
8 31 (5.44%) IPsec
9 27 (4.74%) DHCP
9 27 (4.74%) VPN
10 26 (4.56%) SMTP
11 19 (3.33%) Intranet
11 19 (3.33%) SSH
12 17 (2.98%) BIG-IP
12 17 (2.98%) Kerberos
13 9 (1.58%) Cisco ASA
13 9 (1.58%) OpenLDAP
14 8 (1.40%) Ethernet
14 8 (1.40%) OpenVPN
15 6 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 101 (17.72%) Relational Database
2 90 (15.79%) PostgreSQL
3 88 (15.44%) MongoDB
4 82 (14.39%) MySQL
5 50 (8.77%) NoSQL
6 46 (8.07%) Apache Cassandra
7 40 (7.02%) SQL Server
8 39 (6.84%) Big Data
9 36 (6.32%) Hadoop
10 25 (4.39%) RDBMS
11 20 (3.51%) Amazon RDS
12 18 (3.16%) Redis
13 13 (2.28%) HBase
13 13 (2.28%) MariaDB
13 13 (2.28%) Neo4j
14 10 (1.75%) Apache Hive
15 8 (1.40%) Sqoop
16 6 (1.05%) Pentaho
16 6 (1.05%) QlikView
17 5 (0.88%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 259 (45.44%) Git (software)
2 179 (31.40%) Jenkins
3 64 (11.23%) JUnit
4 62 (10.88%) Gradle
4 62 (10.88%) Maven
5 53 (9.30%) Cucumber
6 49 (8.60%) Mockito
7 44 (7.72%) Subversion
8 43 (7.54%) Selenium
9 40 (7.02%) JIRA
10 31 (5.44%) GitLab
10 31 (5.44%) gulp
10 31 (5.44%) WebDriver
11 30 (5.26%) Travis CI
12 28 (4.91%) Ant
12 28 (4.91%) Hudson
13 21 (3.68%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 21 (3.68%) JMeter
13 21 (3.68%) webpack
14 19 (3.33%) Bitbucket
General
1 81 (14.21%) Finance
2 57 (10.00%) Banking
3 38 (6.67%) Retail
4 16 (2.81%) Advertising
5 15 (2.63%) Investment Banking
6 13 (2.28%) Marketing
7 8 (1.40%) Telecoms
8 7 (1.23%) Legal
9 5 (0.88%) Law
10 4 (0.70%) Financial Institution
11 3 (0.53%) Front Office
12 2 (0.35%) Games
12 2 (0.35%) Manufacturing
12 2 (0.35%) Publishing
13 1 (0.18%) Back Office
13 1 (0.18%) Billing
13 1 (0.18%) Dutch Language
13 1 (0.18%) Electronics
13 1 (0.18%) French Language
13 1 (0.18%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 340 (59.65%) Developer
2 84 (14.74%) Java Developer
3 77 (13.51%) DevOps Engineer
4 45 (7.89%) Agile Developer
5 44 (7.72%) Senior Developer
6 39 (6.84%) Perl Developer
7 32 (5.61%) Scala Developer
8 30 (5.26%) C# Developer
9 28 (4.91%) Architect
10 24 (4.21%) .NET Developer
11 23 (4.04%) React Developer
12 22 (3.86%) Senior Java Developer
13 20 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
14 18 (3.16%) C# .NET Developer
14 18 (3.16%) Developer in Test
15 17 (2.98%) Full Stack Developer
16 16 (2.81%) AWS Engineer
16 16 (2.81%) Azure DevOps
16 16 (2.81%) Lead Developer
17 15 (2.63%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 185 (32.46%) HTML
2 177 (31.05%) CSS
3 169 (29.65%) REST
4 108 (18.95%) Spring
5 98 (17.19%) JSON
6 94 (16.49%) AngularJS
7 87 (15.26%) RESTful
8 86 (15.09%) HTML5
9 74 (12.98%) SOAP
10 73 (12.81%) Web Services
11 72 (12.63%) Guice
12 67 (11.75%) Node.js
12 67 (11.75%) OAuth
13 64 (11.23%) .NET
14 57 (10.00%) OAuth2
15 55 (9.65%) XML
16 53 (9.30%) Dropwizard
17 51 (8.95%) Ruby on Rails
18 46 (8.07%) jQuery
18 46 (8.07%) React
Miscellaneous
1 38 (6.67%) Linux Command Line
2 37 (6.49%) Analytical Skills
3 32 (5.61%) Computer Science
4 31 (5.44%) User Experience
5 22 (3.86%) Algorithms
6 21 (3.68%) Data Structures
7 17 (2.98%) Fintech
7 17 (2.98%) Greenfield Project
8 16 (2.81%) Mobile App
8 16 (2.81%) PKI
9 15 (2.63%) Self-Motivation
10 13 (2.28%) Data Centre
11 10 (1.75%) Public Cloud
12 9 (1.58%) Fixed Income
13 8 (1.40%) Client/Server
14 7 (1.23%) Credit Risk
14 7 (1.23%) W3C
15 6 (1.05%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
15 6 (1.05%) RSA SecurID
16 5 (0.88%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 234 (41.05%) Linux
2 122 (21.40%) Unix
3 75 (13.16%) Windows
4 26 (4.56%) CentOS
5 24 (4.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (3.86%) Windows Server
7 19 (3.33%) Ubuntu
8 16 (2.81%) Debian
8 16 (2.81%) Solaris
9 15 (2.63%) Mac OS X
10 14 (2.46%) SUSE
10 14 (2.46%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
11 13 (2.28%) Fedora
12 8 (1.40%) Android
13 7 (1.23%) Apple iOS
14 5 (0.88%) Windows Embedded Compact
15 4 (0.70%) Windows 10
15 4 (0.70%) Windows 7
16 3 (0.53%) Windows 8
16 3 (0.53%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 308 (54.04%) Agile Software Development
2 168 (29.47%) TDD
3 166 (29.12%) Continuous Integration
4 141 (24.74%) Test Automation
5 122 (21.40%) Scrum
6 118 (20.70%) DevOps
7 100 (17.54%) Unit Testing
8 96 (16.84%) Microservices
8 96 (16.84%) OO
9 93 (16.32%) Continuous Delivery
10 89 (15.61%) Open Source
11 87 (15.26%) Problem-Solving
12 83 (14.56%) MVC
13 75 (13.16%) BDD
14 66 (11.58%) Configuration Management
15 62 (10.88%) OOP
16 59 (10.35%) Pair Programming
17 54 (9.47%) OWASP
18 53 (9.30%) Functional Programming
18 53 (9.30%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 255 (44.74%) Java
2 229 (40.18%) JavaScript
3 97 (17.02%) SQL
4 85 (14.91%) Perl
5 82 (14.39%) Python
6 79 (13.86%) Ruby
7 72 (12.63%) C#
8 62 (10.88%) ES6
9 59 (10.35%) Java 8
10 52 (9.12%) Shell Script
11 41 (7.19%) TypeScript
12 39 (6.84%) Bash Shell
13 36 (6.32%) PHP
13 36 (6.32%) Scala
14 31 (5.44%) Groovy
15 23 (4.04%) PowerShell
16 21 (3.68%) C
17 20 (3.51%) Go
18 16 (2.81%) JSX
19 10 (1.75%) C++
Qualifications
1 36 (6.32%) Security Cleared
2 34 (5.96%) SC Cleared
3 33 (5.79%) Degree
4 24 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
5 20 (3.51%) BPSS Clearance
6 9 (1.58%) ISTQB
7 8 (1.40%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
8 7 (1.23%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (1.05%) CCNP
9 6 (1.05%) CISSP
10 5 (0.88%) CCNA
10 5 (0.88%) Microsoft Certification
11 3 (0.53%) CEH
11 3 (0.53%) DV Cleared
11 3 (0.53%) GIAC
11 3 (0.53%) Siebel Certification
12 2 (0.35%) GCIA
12 2 (0.35%) GCIH
12 2 (0.35%) GSEC
13 1 (0.18%) JNCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 33 (5.79%) QA
2 12 (2.11%) GDPR
3 8 (1.40%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 6 (1.05%) WCAG
5 5 (0.88%) Data Quality
5 5 (0.88%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.35%) PSD2
7 1 (0.18%) HIPAA
7 1 (0.18%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 121 (21.23%) Docker
2 36 (6.32%) Active Directory
3 28 (4.91%) VMware Infrastructure
4 24 (4.21%) Virtual Machines
5 13 (2.28%) Hyper-V
5 13 (2.28%) VirtualBox
6 11 (1.93%) vCloud
7 9 (1.58%) Squid
8 8 (1.40%) HDFS
8 8 (1.40%) Postfix
9 6 (1.05%) KVM
10 5 (0.88%) LXC
11 3 (0.53%) vSphere
11 3 (0.53%) Xen
12 2 (0.35%) Apache ZooKeeper
12 2 (0.35%) OpenAM
13 1 (0.18%) BitLocker
13 1 (0.18%) DFS Replication
13 1 (0.18%) OpenIDM
13 1 (0.18%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 84 (14.74%) Ansible
2 80 (14.04%) Puppet
3 74 (12.98%) Kubernetes
4 56 (9.82%) Opscode Chef
5 43 (7.54%) Terraform
6 35 (6.14%) Docker Swarm
7 21 (3.68%) Kibana
7 21 (3.68%) logstash
8 15 (2.63%) Nagios
8 15 (2.63%) Salt
9 13 (2.28%) CFEngine
9 13 (2.28%) Packer
9 13 (2.28%) Prometheus
10 12 (2.11%) Graylog
11 11 (1.93%) Single Sign-On
12 10 (1.75%) ITRS Geneos
13 9 (1.58%) Rancher
14 8 (1.40%) Mesos
14 8 (1.40%) Rsyslog
14 8 (1.40%) Sysdig
Vendors
1 56 (9.82%) Microsoft
2 45 (7.89%) Red Hat
2 45 (7.89%) Splunk
3 38 (6.67%) VMware
4 37 (6.49%) Google
5 22 (3.86%) F5
6 20 (3.51%) New Relic
7 17 (2.98%) AppDynamics
7 17 (2.98%) Oracle
7 17 (2.98%) Salesforce.com
8 14 (2.46%) Cisco
9 11 (1.93%) TIBCO
10 9 (1.58%) Cypress Semiconductor
10 9 (1.58%) Perfecto Mobile
10 9 (1.58%) Prolexic
11 8 (1.40%) Citrix
11 8 (1.40%) Sonatype
12 6 (1.05%) Cloudera
12 6 (1.05%) Cognos
12 6 (1.05%) Hortonworks