Period
to 1 March 2021

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 1 March 2021 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
1 Mar 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 264 264 225
Rank change year-on-year 0 -39 +19
Contract jobs citing HTTP 168 238 537
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.85% 0.86% 1.23%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.15% 7.88% 11.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 153 163 389
Median daily rate £525 £530 £530
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -0.94% - +1.15%
10th Percentile £400 £363 £363
90th Percentile £650 £705 £663
England median daily rate £513 £490 £505
% change year-on-year +4.59% -2.97% +1.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 7 0
Median hourly rate £37.48 £47.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.11% - -
England median hourly rate £37.48 £48.75 £32.00
% change year-on-year -23.13% +52.34% -3.03%

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 1,836 3,021 4,617
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.31% 10.85% 10.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,252 2,133 3,181
Median daily rate £475 £450 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% -5.26% +5.56%
10th Percentile £253 £190 £200
90th Percentile £650 £649 £650
England median daily rate £425 £415 £425
% change year-on-year +2.41% -2.35% +3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 84 102
Median hourly rate £29.98 £19.75 £22.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +51.77% -10.23% +17.65%
10th Percentile £21.13 £14.50 £14.00
90th Percentile £63.88 £49.63 £47.09
Median hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year +25.00% +11.11% -7.69%

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for HTTP in London

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing HTTP in London.

Daily rate trend for HTTP in London

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing HTTP in London over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

Daily rate histogram for HTTP in London

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing HTTP in London.

Hourly rate trend for HTTP in London

HTTP
Hourly Rate Histogram in London

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing HTTP in London over the 6 months to 1 March 2021.

Hourly rate histogram 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 1 March 2021. 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 +43 20 £600 +18.81% 24
West London +36 6 £613 +16.67% 9
South London +43 3 £375 -34.07% 1
East London +21 1 £675 +17.39% 9
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 1 March 2021, 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 78 (46.43%) Java
2 77 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
3 76 (45.24%) Web Services
4 67 (39.88%) JSON
5 56 (33.33%) XML
6 54 (32.14%) Linux
7 52 (30.95%) Python
8 50 (29.76%) RESTful
9 49 (29.17%) Git (software)
10 48 (28.57%) HTML
11 47 (27.98%) JavaScript
11 47 (27.98%) SOAP
12 46 (27.38%) Jenkins
13 40 (23.81%) Finance
14 38 (22.62%) REST
15 37 (22.02%) JIRA
16 35 (20.83%) AWS
17 33 (19.64%) Spring
17 33 (19.64%) TCP/IP
18 30 (17.86%) JUnit
19 29 (17.26%) Oracle
19 29 (17.26%) TDD
19 29 (17.26%) Test Automation
20 28 (16.67%) SQL
21 27 (16.07%) Azure
21 27 (16.07%) Public Sector
22 26 (15.48%) SC Cleared
22 26 (15.48%) Security Cleared
23 25 (14.88%) Continuous Integration
24 24 (14.29%) WebSphere

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 24 (14.29%) WebSphere
2 22 (13.10%) Red Hat Fuse
3 19 (11.31%) Apache
3 19 (11.31%) Confluence
4 17 (10.12%) Apache Spark
5 14 (8.33%) JBoss
5 14 (8.33%) Mule
6 13 (7.74%) Tomcat
7 10 (5.95%) Apache Airflow
7 10 (5.95%) Apache ServiceMix
7 10 (5.95%) BizTalk Server
7 10 (5.95%) WebLogic
8 9 (5.36%) IIS
8 9 (5.36%) Oracle Service Bus
8 9 (5.36%) Oracle SOA Suite
9 7 (4.17%) nginx
10 5 (2.98%) SharePoint
11 4 (2.38%) CMS
11 4 (2.38%) Elasticsearch
12 3 (1.79%) Jetty
Applications
1 3 (1.79%) Microsoft Office
1 3 (1.79%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 3 (1.79%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.19%) Chatbot
2 2 (1.19%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (1.19%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.60%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 35 (20.83%) AWS
2 27 (16.07%) Azure
3 15 (8.93%) GitHub
4 10 (5.95%) Amazon Kinesis
4 10 (5.95%) Apigee
4 10 (5.95%) Boomi
5 7 (4.17%) PaaS
6 6 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
6 6 (3.57%) Amazon S3
6 6 (3.57%) IaaS
6 6 (3.57%) Logic Apps
6 6 (3.57%) Power Platform
7 5 (2.98%) AWS Lambda
7 5 (2.98%) Cloud Computing
7 5 (2.98%) Dynamics 365
7 5 (2.98%) GCP
7 5 (2.98%) Power Automate
7 5 (2.98%) PowerApps
7 5 (2.98%) Serverless
8 4 (2.38%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 33 (19.64%) TCP/IP
2 24 (14.29%) DNS
3 17 (10.12%) FTP
4 14 (8.33%) DHCP
5 12 (7.14%) SSL
6 10 (5.95%) Firewall
7 9 (5.36%) HTTPS
7 9 (5.36%) SMTP
8 8 (4.76%) SSH
9 5 (2.98%) DVB
9 5 (2.98%) IPsec
9 5 (2.98%) Wi-Fi
10 4 (2.38%) Broadband
10 4 (2.38%) Internet
11 3 (1.79%) BGP
11 3 (1.79%) Network Security
11 3 (1.79%) VPN
12 2 (1.19%) IMAP
12 2 (1.19%) Reverse Proxy
12 2 (1.19%) VRRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (11.90%) MongoDB
2 17 (10.12%) Big Data
2 17 (10.12%) Data Warehouse
3 14 (8.33%) Relational Database
4 11 (6.55%) MySQL
4 11 (6.55%) SQL Server
5 10 (5.95%) Data Lake
5 10 (5.95%) NoSQL
5 10 (5.95%) Parquet
5 10 (5.95%) Snowflake Schema
6 8 (4.76%) PostgreSQL
7 7 (4.17%) Neo4j
8 6 (3.57%) Power BI
9 5 (2.98%) Couchbase
9 5 (2.98%) Flink
10 4 (2.38%) Amazon DynamoDB
11 2 (1.19%) Amazon RDS
11 2 (1.19%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (0.60%) Azure SQL Database
12 1 (0.60%) Redis
Development Applications
1 49 (29.17%) Git (software)
2 46 (27.38%) Jenkins
3 37 (22.02%) JIRA
4 30 (17.86%) JUnit
5 17 (10.12%) Maven
6 14 (8.33%) SonarQube
7 13 (7.74%) Cucumber
8 12 (7.14%) Gradle
8 12 (7.14%) JMeter
9 11 (6.55%) Ant
9 11 (6.55%) Mockito
10 8 (4.76%) Selenium
11 7 (4.17%) git-flow
12 6 (3.57%) REST Assured
13 5 (2.98%) Artifactory
13 5 (2.98%) Eclipse
14 4 (2.38%) GDB
14 4 (2.38%) GNU Toolchain
14 4 (2.38%) IntelliJ
14 4 (2.38%) Postman
General
1 40 (23.81%) Finance
2 27 (16.07%) Public Sector
3 20 (11.90%) Telecoms
4 18 (10.71%) Marketing
5 15 (8.93%) Electronics
5 15 (8.93%) Manufacturing
6 14 (8.33%) Banking
7 6 (3.57%) Investment Banking
8 5 (2.98%) Advertising
8 5 (2.98%) Retail Banking
9 3 (1.79%) Publishing
9 3 (1.79%) Retail
10 2 (1.19%) Law
10 2 (1.19%) Legal
11 1 (0.60%) Front Office
11 1 (0.60%) Games
11 1 (0.60%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 76 (45.24%) Developer
2 42 (25.00%) Java Developer
3 14 (8.33%) Architect
4 12 (7.14%) Integration Developer
4 12 (7.14%) Senior Developer
5 10 (5.95%) Data Engineer
5 10 (5.95%) Lead Developer
5 10 (5.95%) Lead Java Developer
5 10 (5.95%) Linux Engineer
5 10 (5.95%) Python Engineer
6 9 (5.36%) Consultant
6 9 (5.36%) DevOps Engineer
6 9 (5.36%) SC Cleared Java Developer
6 9 (5.36%) Senior Java Developer
7 7 (4.17%) Software Developer
8 6 (3.57%) C++ Developer
8 6 (3.57%) QA Automation Engineer
8 6 (3.57%) QA Engineer
8 6 (3.57%) Software Engineer
8 6 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 76 (45.24%) Web Services
2 67 (39.88%) JSON
3 56 (33.33%) XML
4 50 (29.76%) RESTful
5 48 (28.57%) HTML
6 47 (27.98%) SOAP
7 38 (22.62%) REST
8 33 (19.64%) Spring
9 24 (14.29%) Middleware
10 19 (11.31%) CSS
10 19 (11.31%) Kafka
11 17 (10.12%) Spring Boot
12 14 (8.33%) HTML5
12 14 (8.33%) J2EE
13 13 (7.74%) Node.js
14 12 (7.14%) .NET
15 11 (6.55%) AngularJS
15 11 (6.55%) JSON Schema
15 11 (6.55%) XSLT
16 10 (5.95%) PostGIS
Miscellaneous
1 21 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
1 21 (12.50%) Data Structures
2 18 (10.71%) Self-Motivation
3 15 (8.93%) Mobile App
4 10 (5.95%) Algorithms
5 9 (5.36%) Mobile Payment
6 7 (4.17%) User Experience
7 6 (3.57%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (2.98%) Digital TV
8 5 (2.98%) Grid Computing
8 5 (2.98%) STB
8 5 (2.98%) Video\Live Streaming
9 4 (2.38%) Device Driver
9 4 (2.38%) Management Information System
9 4 (2.38%) MPEG
9 4 (2.38%) Social Media
10 3 (1.79%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
10 3 (1.79%) Market Risk
11 2 (1.19%) Derivative
11 2 (1.19%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 54 (32.14%) Linux
2 23 (13.69%) Windows
3 19 (11.31%) Unix
4 8 (4.76%) Mac OS X
5 6 (3.57%) Android
5 6 (3.57%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.38%) Apple iOS
6 4 (2.38%) Ubuntu
7 1 (0.60%) Android TV
7 1 (0.60%) Embedded Linux
7 1 (0.60%) FreeBSD
7 1 (0.60%) Tizen
7 1 (0.60%) webOS
7 1 (0.60%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 77 (45.83%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (17.26%) TDD
2 29 (17.26%) Test Automation
3 25 (14.88%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (14.29%) Microservices
5 22 (13.10%) Business Intelligence
5 22 (13.10%) DevOps
6 20 (11.90%) Data Modelling
7 19 (11.31%) Configuration Management
7 19 (11.31%) Web Development
8 18 (10.71%) BDD
8 18 (10.71%) Software Engineering
9 17 (10.12%) Continuous Deployment
9 17 (10.12%) SOA
10 16 (9.52%) Digital Marketing
10 16 (9.52%) Open Source
10 16 (9.52%) Scrum
11 15 (8.93%) Change Management
11 15 (8.93%) MapReduce
11 15 (8.93%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 78 (46.43%) Java
2 52 (30.95%) Python
3 47 (27.98%) JavaScript
4 28 (16.67%) SQL
5 15 (8.93%) C#
6 14 (8.33%) Perl
7 12 (7.14%) Bash Shell
7 12 (7.14%) Kotlin
8 10 (5.95%) C
8 10 (5.95%) Groovy
8 10 (5.95%) XPath
9 8 (4.76%) C++
9 8 (4.76%) PowerShell
9 8 (4.76%) Ruby
10 7 (4.17%) VB
11 6 (3.57%) Java 8
12 4 (2.38%) Shell Script
12 4 (2.38%) TypeScript
13 3 (1.79%) Apple Swift
13 3 (1.79%) PHP
Qualifications
1 26 (15.48%) SC Cleared
1 26 (15.48%) Security Cleared
2 11 (6.55%) Degree
3 6 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (1.19%) AWS Certification
4 2 (1.19%) CCNP
4 2 (1.19%) CEH
4 2 (1.19%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (1.19%) CISSP
4 2 (1.19%) GCIA
4 2 (1.19%) GCIH
4 2 (1.19%) GIAC
4 2 (1.19%) GSEC
4 2 (1.19%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 1 (0.60%) DV Cleared
5 1 (0.60%) ISTQB
5 1 (0.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 1 (0.60%) Master's Degree
5 1 (0.60%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (13.10%) QA
2 1 (0.60%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (0.60%) NIST
2 1 (0.60%) NIST 800
System Software
1 15 (8.93%) Docker
2 11 (6.55%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (4.17%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.19%) Xen
5 1 (0.60%) Firmware
5 1 (0.60%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 20 (11.90%) Kubernetes
2 10 (5.95%) Ansible
2 10 (5.95%) Puppet
3 8 (4.76%) Terraform
4 6 (3.57%) Single Sign-On
5 4 (2.38%) Opscode Chef
6 3 (1.79%) Grafana
7 2 (1.19%) Docker Swarm
7 2 (1.19%) Kibana
7 2 (1.19%) Mesos
7 2 (1.19%) Salt
7 2 (1.19%) SCOM
7 2 (1.19%) vCenter Server
7 2 (1.19%) vRealize
8 1 (0.60%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.60%) Control-M
8 1 (0.60%) PowerCLI
8 1 (0.60%) Prometheus
8 1 (0.60%) SCCM
8 1 (0.60%) TIBCO Hawk
Vendors
1 29 (17.26%) Oracle
2 20 (11.90%) Red Hat
3 19 (11.31%) Microsoft
4 17 (10.12%) SAP
5 13 (7.74%) VMware
6 12 (7.14%) Atlassian
6 12 (7.14%) Google
6 12 (7.14%) MuleSoft
6 12 (7.14%) TIBCO
7 10 (5.95%) Axway
7 10 (5.95%) Dell
7 10 (5.95%) Fiorano
7 10 (5.95%) Jitterbit
7 10 (5.95%) Talend
7 10 (5.95%) webMethods
8 9 (5.36%) WSO2
9 6 (3.57%) IBM
10 5 (2.98%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.38%) BMC
12 3 (1.79%) HP