Period
to 5 August 2020

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 5 August 2020 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
5 Aug 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 239 297 215
Rank change year-on-year +58 -82 -23
Contract jobs citing HTTP 144 344 596
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.93% 0.86% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.45% 8.27% 10.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 96 285 454
Median daily rate £533 £540 £539
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.39% +0.23% +7.75%
10th Percentile £356 £381 £375
90th Percentile £704 £650 £634
England median daily rate £500 £516 £500
% change year-on-year -3.15% +3.25% +1.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 4 10
Median hourly rate £46.13 £50.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.75% +149.97% -52.94%
10th Percentile £24.54 £47.38 £17.50
90th Percentile £49.63 £56.13 £35.58
England median hourly rate £46.13 £50.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -7.75% +104.08% -28.11%

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 1,704 4,161 5,610
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.02% 10.40% 12.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,095 2,790 3,906
Median daily rate £463 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.63% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £255 £213 £206
90th Percentile £650 £650 £638
England median daily rate £438 £425 £425
% change year-on-year +2.94% - +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 108 160
Median hourly rate £35.00 £25.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +37.25% +27.50% -
10th Percentile £17.10 £14.00 £14.00
90th Percentile £51.58 £53.75 £50.25
Median hourly rate £34.45 £22.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year +53.10% +12.50% +10.80%

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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020.

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 5 August 2020. 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 +57 16 £550 - 20
South London +40 13 £450 -
East London +41 8 £500 -9.09% 2
North London +20 5 - - 1
West London +41 4 £550 -4.35% 4
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 5 August 2020, 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 63 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 62 (43.06%) Java
3 49 (34.03%) Python
4 44 (30.56%) DNS
4 44 (30.56%) Linux
4 44 (30.56%) DevOps
4 44 (30.56%) Kubernetes
5 42 (29.17%) Git (software)
6 41 (28.47%) AWS
7 39 (27.08%) REST
7 39 (27.08%) TCP/IP
8 38 (26.39%) SSL
8 38 (26.39%) JavaScript
9 35 (24.31%) Windows
10 34 (23.61%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (22.92%) Jenkins
12 32 (22.22%) Apache
13 29 (20.14%) SQL
13 29 (20.14%) RESTful
13 29 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
14 28 (19.44%) Puppet
15 27 (18.75%) Docker
15 27 (18.75%) Web Services
15 27 (18.75%) Tomcat
16 26 (18.06%) SOAP
16 26 (18.06%) TDD
16 26 (18.06%) Firewall
17 25 (17.36%) Microservices
17 25 (17.36%) Opscode Chef
17 25 (17.36%) Azure

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 32 (22.22%) Apache
2 27 (18.75%) Tomcat
3 14 (9.72%) WebSphere
4 11 (7.64%) Apache Solr
4 11 (7.64%) Apache Spark
5 10 (6.94%) Elasticsearch
6 8 (5.56%) Confluence
6 8 (5.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 7 (4.86%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (4.17%) IIS
8 6 (4.17%) JBoss
9 4 (2.78%) WebLogic
10 3 (2.08%) Apache Airflow
10 3 (2.08%) Jupyter
11 2 (1.39%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 2 (1.39%) Red Hat Fuse
12 1 (0.69%) CMS
12 1 (0.69%) MQSeries
12 1 (0.69%) nginx
12 1 (0.69%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.69%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.69%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.69%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.69%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 1 (0.69%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (0.69%) SAP Retail
1 1 (0.69%) SAP S/4HANA
Cloud Services
1 41 (28.47%) AWS
2 25 (17.36%) Azure
3 15 (10.42%) GitHub
4 14 (9.72%) SaaS
5 13 (9.03%) PaaS
6 10 (6.94%) OpenShift
7 9 (6.25%) Route 53
8 8 (5.56%) Amazon EKS
8 8 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
8 8 (5.56%) GCP
9 6 (4.17%) Cloud Computing
10 5 (3.47%) npm
10 5 (3.47%) Yarn
11 4 (2.78%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (2.08%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 3 (2.08%) Serverless
13 2 (1.39%) AWS CloudTrail
13 2 (1.39%) AWS Lambda
13 2 (1.39%) Coveralls
13 2 (1.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 44 (30.56%) DNS
2 39 (27.08%) TCP/IP
3 38 (26.39%) SSL
4 26 (18.06%) Firewall
5 20 (13.89%) DHCP
6 16 (11.11%) HTTPS
7 7 (4.86%) LAN
7 7 (4.86%) VLAN
7 7 (4.86%) VPN
7 7 (4.86%) WAN
8 6 (4.17%) IPsec
8 6 (4.17%) Network Security
8 6 (4.17%) Wireshark
9 5 (3.47%) Intrusion Detection
9 5 (3.47%) SNMP
10 4 (2.78%) DOCSIS
10 4 (2.78%) Ethernet
10 4 (2.78%) OpenLDAP
10 4 (2.78%) SAN
10 4 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (15.97%) SQL Server
2 20 (13.89%) MongoDB
3 14 (9.72%) MySQL
4 13 (9.03%) Apache Cassandra
4 13 (9.03%) NoSQL
5 12 (8.33%) SQL Server 2016
6 11 (7.64%) Redis
6 11 (7.64%) Relational Database
7 10 (6.94%) PostgreSQL
8 8 (5.56%) Big Data
9 6 (4.17%) Couchbase
10 4 (2.78%) Aerospike
10 4 (2.78%) Flink
10 4 (2.78%) Hadoop
10 4 (2.78%) Neo4j
11 3 (2.08%) Oracle Reports
11 3 (2.08%) RDBMS
12 2 (1.39%) Amazon RDS
12 2 (1.39%) BusinessObjects
12 2 (1.39%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 42 (29.17%) Git (software)
2 33 (22.92%) Jenkins
3 12 (8.33%) Maven
4 11 (7.64%) Cucumber
5 9 (6.25%) JIRA
5 9 (6.25%) JUnit
6 8 (5.56%) Gradle
7 7 (4.86%) Selenium
8 6 (4.17%) Mockito
8 6 (4.17%) SoapUI
9 5 (3.47%) Bitbucket
9 5 (3.47%) CircleCI
9 5 (3.47%) JMeter
9 5 (3.47%) Postman
9 5 (3.47%) WebDriver
10 4 (2.78%) Ant
10 4 (2.78%) Gatling
10 4 (2.78%) Sonatype Nexus
10 4 (2.78%) Subversion
10 4 (2.78%) VSS/SourceSafe
General
1 19 (13.19%) Finance
2 13 (9.03%) Banking
3 9 (6.25%) Public Sector
4 6 (4.17%) Investment Banking
5 5 (3.47%) Front Office
6 4 (2.78%) Marketing
6 4 (2.78%) Retail
7 3 (2.08%) Telecoms
8 1 (0.69%) Electronics
8 1 (0.69%) Games
8 1 (0.69%) Legal
8 1 (0.69%) Local Government
8 1 (0.69%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 48 (33.33%) Developer
2 19 (13.19%) DevOps Engineer
2 19 (13.19%) Java Developer
3 12 (8.33%) Consultant
4 10 (6.94%) Architect
4 10 (6.94%) Senior Developer
5 9 (6.25%) Senior DevOps
6 7 (4.86%) Cloud Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) Full Stack Developer
7 6 (4.17%) Middleware Consultant
7 6 (4.17%) Platform Engineer
7 6 (4.17%) React Developer
8 5 (3.47%) DevOps Consultant
8 5 (3.47%) Linux Engineer
8 5 (3.47%) Scala Developer
8 5 (3.47%) Senior Java Developer
8 5 (3.47%) Web Developer
9 4 (2.78%) Applications Support
9 4 (2.78%) Senior Consultant
9 4 (2.78%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 39 (27.08%) REST
2 29 (20.14%) RESTful
3 27 (18.75%) Web Services
4 26 (18.06%) SOAP
5 19 (13.19%) JSON
6 18 (12.50%) HTML
7 17 (11.81%) Spring
8 16 (11.11%) Middleware
9 15 (10.42%) XML
10 14 (9.72%) Node.js
11 11 (7.64%) Kafka
11 11 (7.64%) RabbitMQ
12 10 (6.94%) LDAP
13 9 (6.25%) CSS
14 8 (5.56%) AngularJS
14 8 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
14 8 (5.56%) HTML5
14 8 (5.56%) Spring Boot
15 7 (4.86%) .NET
15 7 (4.86%) React
Miscellaneous
1 11 (7.64%) Analytical Skills
2 10 (6.94%) Management Information System
3 9 (6.25%) User Experience
4 7 (4.86%) DataPower
5 4 (2.78%) Data Structures
5 4 (2.78%) Device Driver
5 4 (2.78%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (2.78%) Fibre Optics
5 4 (2.78%) Grid Computing
5 4 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
5 4 (2.78%) Virtual Team
6 3 (2.08%) Data Centre
6 3 (2.08%) Market Risk
6 3 (2.08%) Mobile App
6 3 (2.08%) Mobile Payment
7 2 (1.39%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.39%) Linux Command Line
7 2 (1.39%) Mainframe
7 2 (1.39%) Private Cloud
8 1 (0.69%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 44 (30.56%) Linux
2 35 (24.31%) Windows
3 18 (12.50%) Unix
4 15 (10.42%) Windows Server
5 13 (9.03%) Windows Server 2016
6 5 (3.47%) Mac OS X
7 4 (2.78%) Android
7 4 (2.78%) CentOS
7 4 (2.78%) Debian
7 4 (2.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.78%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.39%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.69%) CoreOS
9 1 (0.69%) SUSE
9 1 (0.69%) Windows 10
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (0.69%) Windows Server 2019
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (30.56%) DevOps
3 34 (23.61%) Continuous Integration
4 29 (20.14%) Problem-Solving
5 26 (18.06%) TDD
6 25 (17.36%) Microservices
7 23 (15.97%) Scrum
8 22 (15.28%) Configuration Management
9 20 (13.89%) Continuous Delivery
9 20 (13.89%) Test Automation
10 19 (13.19%) BDD
10 19 (13.19%) Performance Tuning
11 17 (11.81%) Cybersecurity
12 15 (10.42%) ITIL
13 14 (9.72%) Open Source
13 14 (9.72%) Web Development
14 13 (9.03%) High Availability
15 12 (8.33%) Pair Programming
15 12 (8.33%) Technical Architecture
15 12 (8.33%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 62 (43.06%) Java
2 49 (34.03%) Python
3 38 (26.39%) JavaScript
4 29 (20.14%) SQL
5 20 (13.89%) Bash Shell
5 20 (13.89%) PowerShell
6 18 (12.50%) Ruby
7 11 (7.64%) Java 8
8 9 (6.25%) Go
8 9 (6.25%) Scala
9 8 (5.56%) Shell Script
10 6 (4.17%) C
10 6 (4.17%) Groovy
11 5 (3.47%) C#
11 5 (3.47%) ES6
11 5 (3.47%) T-SQL
12 4 (2.78%) Kotlin
13 3 (2.08%) CQL
13 3 (2.08%) Perl
13 3 (2.08%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 16 (11.11%) Security Cleared
2 12 (8.33%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.17%) BPSS Clearance
3 6 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (3.47%) CCNA
4 5 (3.47%) CCNP
4 5 (3.47%) Degree
5 4 (2.78%) JNCIA
5 4 (2.78%) JNCIP
5 4 (2.78%) JNCIS
6 3 (2.08%) GCED
6 3 (2.08%) GCFW
6 3 (2.08%) GCIA
6 3 (2.08%) GCIH
6 3 (2.08%) GCUX
6 3 (2.08%) GCWN
6 3 (2.08%) GIAC
6 3 (2.08%) GISF
6 3 (2.08%) GSEC
6 3 (2.08%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (9.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 13 (9.03%) GDPR
3 12 (8.33%) Cyber Essentials
3 12 (8.33%) HIPAA
4 5 (3.47%) SLA
5 4 (2.78%) QA
6 1 (0.69%) COBIT
6 1 (0.69%) Disclosure Scotland
6 1 (0.69%) ISO/IEC 27002 (supersedes ISO/IEC 17799)
6 1 (0.69%) NIST
6 1 (0.69%) WCAG
System Software
1 27 (18.75%) Docker
2 7 (4.86%) Active Directory
3 6 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.69%) HDFS
4 1 (0.69%) iptables
4 1 (0.69%) LXC
4 1 (0.69%) NFS
4 1 (0.69%) Samba
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.69%) Virtual Servers
Systems Management
1 44 (30.56%) Kubernetes
2 28 (19.44%) Puppet
3 25 (17.36%) Opscode Chef
4 24 (16.67%) Terraform
5 23 (15.97%) Ansible
6 9 (6.25%) Salt
7 7 (4.86%) Grafana
7 7 (4.86%) Prometheus
8 3 (2.08%) Kibana
8 3 (2.08%) Nessus
8 3 (2.08%) Nmap
8 3 (2.08%) Norton AntiVirus
8 3 (2.08%) QRadar
8 3 (2.08%) Single Sign-On
9 2 (1.39%) Forum Sentry
10 1 (0.69%) Docker Swarm
10 1 (0.69%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.69%) logstash
10 1 (0.69%) Oozie
10 1 (0.69%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 18 (12.50%) Splunk
2 10 (6.94%) IBM
3 9 (6.25%) Google
3 9 (6.25%) Juniper
3 9 (6.25%) VMware
4 8 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 7 (4.86%) Lets Encrypt
5 7 (4.86%) Qualys
6 6 (4.17%) LogicMonitor
7 5 (3.47%) ArcSight
7 5 (3.47%) Cisco
7 5 (3.47%) Fortinet
7 5 (3.47%) Oracle
7 5 (3.47%) Red Hat
7 5 (3.47%) SAP
8 4 (2.78%) Atlassian
8 4 (2.78%) CyberArk
8 4 (2.78%) Dell
8 4 (2.78%) Gemalto
8 4 (2.78%) SolarWinds