Period
to 1 August 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 August 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 Aug 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 280 239 298
Rank change year-on-year -41 +59 -77
Contract jobs citing HTTP 269 144 348
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.89% 0.91% 0.87%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.50% 8.35% 8.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 190 98 279
10th Percentile £363 £393 £380
25th Percentile £463 £452 £450
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £533 £533 £525
Median % change year-on-year - +1.43% -0.94%
75th Percentile £613 £600 £600
90th Percentile £688 £707 £650
England median daily rate £525 £500 £514
% change year-on-year +5.00% -2.68% +2.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 4 4
10th Percentile £29.70 £24.54 £47.38
25th Percentile £35.25 £35.85 £49.06
Median hourly rate £36.50 £46.13 £50.00
Median % change year-on-year -20.87% -7.75% +132.56%
75th Percentile £50.00 £49.06 £52.19
90th Percentile £51.65 £49.63 £56.13
England median hourly rate £39.75 £48.75 £50.00
% change year-on-year -18.46% -2.50% +158.83%

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 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 2,833 1,724 4,186
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 9.41% 10.94% 10.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,921 1,203 2,856
10th Percentile £300 £250 £213
25th Percentile £400 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £500 £470 £475
Median % change year-on-year +6.38% -1.05% +5.56%
75th Percentile £616 £575 £575
90th Percentile £700 £659 £660
England median daily rate £450 £445 £425
% change year-on-year +1.12% +4.71% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 40 105
10th Percentile £12.95 £14.95 £13.93
25th Percentile £16.28 £24.63 £18.48
Median hourly rate £26.00 £40.00 £22.00
Median % change year-on-year -35.00% +81.82% +10.00%
75th Percentile £51.00 £47.83 £44.80
90th Percentile £68.20 £52.63 £52.50
England median hourly rate £22.00 £25.33 £21.15
% change year-on-year -13.15% +19.76% +5.75%

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 August 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 August 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 August 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 -14 25 £554 +0.73% 26
South London +14 4 - - 4
West London +2 4 £575 +4.55% 18
East London -5 1 - - 7
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 1 August 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.

1 103 (38.29%) Java
2 97 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
3 96 (35.69%) REST
4 94 (34.94%) AWS
4 94 (34.94%) JavaScript
5 83 (30.86%) Finance
6 79 (29.37%) Python
7 76 (28.25%) Linux
8 69 (25.65%) SQL
9 67 (24.91%) Test Automation
10 66 (24.54%) Web Services
11 60 (22.30%) Git (software)
12 59 (21.93%) DNS
13 56 (20.82%) HTML
14 55 (20.45%) DevOps
15 54 (20.07%) Software Engineering
16 49 (18.22%) Kubernetes
17 48 (17.84%) Azure
18 46 (17.10%) Node.js
18 46 (17.10%) Social Skills
19 45 (16.73%) JSON
19 45 (16.73%) SOAP
20 44 (16.36%) Jenkins
21 43 (15.99%) Windows
21 43 (15.99%) RESTful
22 40 (14.87%) XML
23 38 (14.13%) TCP/IP
23 38 (14.13%) Scrum
23 38 (14.13%) Microservices
24 36 (13.38%) Configuration Management

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 27 (10.04%) IIS
2 25 (9.29%) Apache
3 20 (7.43%) Tomcat
4 16 (5.95%) WebSphere
5 12 (4.46%) CMS
5 12 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
5 12 (4.46%) nginx
6 9 (3.35%) Apache Spark
7 7 (2.60%) Confluence
7 7 (2.60%) WebLogic
8 6 (2.23%) Jetty
8 6 (2.23%) Mongrel
8 6 (2.23%) Mule
8 6 (2.23%) Mule ESB
9 5 (1.86%) Anypoint
9 5 (1.86%) MS Exchange
10 4 (1.49%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 4 (1.49%) Apache Airflow
10 4 (1.49%) IBM HTTP Server
10 4 (1.49%) Oracle HTTP Server
Applications
1 8 (2.97%) Microsoft Office
1 8 (2.97%) MS Visio
2 3 (1.12%) Chatbot
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.74%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (0.37%) Magento
1 1 (0.37%) Payment Gateway
1 1 (0.37%) Sentinel
Cloud Services
1 94 (34.94%) AWS
2 48 (17.84%) Azure
3 22 (8.18%) GCP
3 22 (8.18%) IaaS
4 20 (7.43%) Serverless
5 14 (5.20%) Microsoft 365
6 11 (4.09%) SaaS
7 10 (3.72%) GitHub
8 9 (3.35%) Cloud Computing
8 9 (3.35%) Heroku
8 9 (3.35%) OpenShift
8 9 (3.35%) PaaS
9 8 (2.97%) Amazon S3
9 8 (2.97%) AWS Lambda
10 7 (2.60%) Amazon EC2
10 7 (2.60%) Azure Logic Apps
10 7 (2.60%) CloudFront
10 7 (2.60%) Power Platform
11 6 (2.23%) Google App Engine
11 6 (2.23%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 59 (21.93%) DNS
2 38 (14.13%) TCP/IP
3 31 (11.52%) Firewall
4 25 (9.29%) FTP
5 23 (8.55%) SSL
6 21 (7.81%) HTTPS
7 19 (7.06%) DHCP
8 18 (6.69%) SMTP
9 12 (4.46%) WAN
10 10 (3.72%) Internet
10 10 (3.72%) SAN
11 8 (2.97%) SSH
12 7 (2.60%) LAN
12 7 (2.60%) SNMP
12 7 (2.60%) VPN
13 6 (2.23%) Ethernet
13 6 (2.23%) IPsec
13 6 (2.23%) Telnet
14 5 (1.86%) PuTTY
14 5 (1.86%) WinSCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (13.01%) Relational Database
2 26 (9.67%) PostgreSQL
3 24 (8.92%) Data Warehouse
4 19 (7.06%) SQL Server
5 18 (6.69%) MySQL
6 16 (5.95%) NoSQL
7 10 (3.72%) Big Data
7 10 (3.72%) MongoDB
8 9 (3.35%) Neo4j
8 9 (3.35%) Redis
9 7 (2.60%) Power BI
10 6 (2.23%) Apache Cassandra
11 5 (1.86%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.49%) Data Lake
12 4 (1.49%) Parquet
13 3 (1.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
13 3 (1.12%) BusinessObjects Business Intelligence
13 3 (1.12%) Couchbase
13 3 (1.12%) Flink
13 3 (1.12%) Riak
Development Applications
1 60 (22.30%) Git (software)
2 44 (16.36%) Jenkins
3 31 (11.52%) JIRA
4 19 (7.06%) JUnit
4 19 (7.06%) Subversion
5 9 (3.35%) Cucumber
5 9 (3.35%) Mockito
6 8 (2.97%) Maven
7 7 (2.60%) CircleCI
7 7 (2.60%) REST Assured
7 7 (2.60%) Travis CI
8 6 (2.23%) Eclipse
8 6 (2.23%) Gradle
8 6 (2.23%) IntelliJ
8 6 (2.23%) SoapUI
8 6 (2.23%) TeamCity
8 6 (2.23%) XMLSpy
9 4 (1.49%) Artifactory
9 4 (1.49%) GitLab
9 4 (1.49%) JMeter
General
1 83 (30.86%) Finance
2 46 (17.10%) Social Skills
3 32 (11.90%) Analytical Skills
4 31 (11.52%) Banking
5 27 (10.04%) Public Sector
6 23 (8.55%) Telecoms
7 20 (7.43%) Marketing
8 15 (5.58%) Electronics
8 15 (5.58%) Manufacturing
9 13 (4.83%) German Language
10 7 (2.60%) French Language
10 7 (2.60%) Retail
11 6 (2.23%) Advertising
11 6 (2.23%) Investment Banking
12 5 (1.86%) Publishing
13 4 (1.49%) Influencing Skills
13 4 (1.49%) Organisational Skills
13 4 (1.49%) Presentation Skills
14 3 (1.12%) Retail Banking
15 2 (0.74%) Billing
Job Titles
1 106 (39.41%) Developer
2 27 (10.04%) Architect
3 26 (9.67%) Java Developer
4 19 (7.06%) Analyst
5 18 (6.69%) Consultant
6 15 (5.58%) Senior Developer
7 14 (5.20%) Full Stack Developer
7 14 (5.20%) Ruby Developer
7 14 (5.20%) Ruby Engineer
7 14 (5.20%) Ruby on Rails Developer
7 14 (5.20%) Software Engineer
8 13 (4.83%) DevOps Engineer
9 10 (3.72%) Python Developer
9 10 (3.72%) Support Analyst
10 9 (3.35%) Applications Support
10 9 (3.35%) Applications Support Analyst
10 9 (3.35%) Cloud Architect
11 8 (2.97%) Python Engineer
11 8 (2.97%) Senior Consultant
11 8 (2.97%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 96 (35.69%) REST
2 66 (24.54%) Web Services
3 56 (20.82%) HTML
4 46 (17.10%) Node.js
5 45 (16.73%) JSON
5 45 (16.73%) SOAP
6 43 (15.99%) RESTful
7 40 (14.87%) XML
8 33 (12.27%) .NET
8 33 (12.27%) React
9 32 (11.90%) Kafka
10 31 (11.52%) CSS
11 25 (9.29%) Spring
12 21 (7.81%) AngularJS
13 17 (6.32%) SAML
14 14 (5.20%) J2EE
14 14 (5.20%) Ruby on Rails
15 13 (4.83%) OAuth
15 13 (4.83%) RAML
16 12 (4.46%) Akka
Miscellaneous
1 21 (7.81%) Management Information System
2 11 (4.09%) Client/Server
2 11 (4.09%) Mobile App
3 10 (3.72%) Public Cloud
4 9 (3.35%) Data Centre
5 8 (2.97%) Data Structures
5 8 (2.97%) Self-Motivation
6 7 (2.60%) Algorithms
6 7 (2.60%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (2.60%) Wiki
7 6 (2.23%) Clustering
7 6 (2.23%) Enterprise Software
8 5 (1.86%) Derivative
8 5 (1.86%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 5 (1.86%) Hybrid Cloud
9 4 (1.49%) Cloud Native
9 4 (1.49%) Driving Licence
9 4 (1.49%) Equity Derivative
9 4 (1.49%) Fibre Optics
9 4 (1.49%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 76 (28.25%) Linux
2 43 (15.99%) Windows
3 36 (13.38%) Unix
4 17 (6.32%) Mac OS X
5 13 (4.83%) Android
6 11 (4.09%) Windows Server
7 7 (2.60%) Windows 10
8 6 (2.23%) Apple iOS
8 6 (2.23%) Windows Server 2016
9 5 (1.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 5 (1.86%) Windows Server 2019
10 3 (1.12%) SUSE
10 3 (1.12%) Ubuntu
10 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2003
10 3 (1.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (0.74%) Solaris
12 1 (0.37%) AIX
12 1 (0.37%) Debian
12 1 (0.37%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.37%) Slackware
Processes & Methodologies
1 97 (36.06%) Agile Software Development
2 67 (24.91%) Test Automation
3 55 (20.45%) DevOps
4 54 (20.07%) Software Engineering
5 38 (14.13%) Microservices
5 38 (14.13%) Scrum
6 36 (13.38%) Configuration Management
7 35 (13.01%) Problem-Solving
8 29 (10.78%) Business Intelligence
9 28 (10.41%) Full Stack Development
9 28 (10.41%) TDD
10 25 (9.29%) BDD
10 25 (9.29%) Continuous Deployment
11 22 (8.18%) Continuous Integration
11 22 (8.18%) Information Security
12 21 (7.81%) Unit Testing
13 20 (7.43%) Change Management
13 20 (7.43%) Computer Science
13 20 (7.43%) Open Source
14 19 (7.06%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 103 (38.29%) Java
2 94 (34.94%) JavaScript
3 79 (29.37%) Python
4 69 (25.65%) SQL
5 35 (13.01%) C#
6 30 (11.15%) Ruby
7 16 (5.95%) Scala
8 13 (4.83%) Kotlin
9 12 (4.46%) C++
10 10 (3.72%) Java 11
10 10 (3.72%) Java 8
10 10 (3.72%) Shell Script
10 10 (3.72%) TypeScript
11 9 (3.35%) Bash Shell
11 9 (3.35%) Perl
11 9 (3.35%) PowerShell
12 7 (2.60%) Groovy
13 6 (2.23%) ES6
13 6 (2.23%) VB
13 6 (2.23%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 30 (11.15%) Degree
2 26 (9.67%) Security Cleared
3 25 (9.29%) SC Cleared
4 12 (4.46%) Computer Science Degree
5 6 (2.23%) Master's Degree
6 5 (1.86%) Cisco Certification
6 5 (1.86%) ITIL Certification
7 4 (1.49%) CCDA
7 4 (1.49%) CCNA
7 4 (1.49%) CCNP
7 4 (1.49%) CISSP
7 4 (1.49%) DV Cleared
7 4 (1.49%) JNCIA
7 4 (1.49%) JNCIP
7 4 (1.49%) JNCIS
8 3 (1.12%) CEH
9 2 (0.74%) ISTQB
10 1 (0.37%) (ISC)2 CCSP
10 1 (0.37%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 1 (0.37%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 21 (7.81%) QA
2 16 (5.95%) Accessibility
3 3 (1.12%) HL7
4 2 (0.74%) GDPR
4 2 (0.74%) ISO 20022
5 1 (0.37%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.37%) GRC
System Software
1 33 (12.27%) Docker
2 17 (6.32%) Active Directory
3 14 (5.20%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (2.23%) Xen
5 5 (1.86%) NFS
5 5 (1.86%) Virtual Servers
6 3 (1.12%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.74%) HDFS
7 2 (0.74%) OpenAM
7 2 (0.74%) Virtual Machines
7 2 (0.74%) VMware NSX
8 1 (0.37%) BitLocker
8 1 (0.37%) Firmware
8 1 (0.37%) IAG
8 1 (0.37%) Microsoft App-V
8 1 (0.37%) Virtual Desktop
8 1 (0.37%) XenApp
8 1 (0.37%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 49 (18.22%) Kubernetes
2 17 (6.32%) Ansible
2 17 (6.32%) Puppet
3 12 (4.46%) Single Sign-On
4 9 (3.35%) Terraform
5 8 (2.97%) Opscode Chef
6 7 (2.60%) Graphite
7 6 (2.23%) CloudHub
7 6 (2.23%) Nagios
8 5 (1.86%) FortiGate
8 5 (1.86%) Grafana
8 5 (1.86%) Prometheus
9 3 (1.12%) Hadoop YARN
9 3 (1.12%) ITRS Geneos
10 2 (0.74%) Forum Sentry
10 2 (0.74%) Nessus
10 2 (0.74%) Oozie
10 2 (0.74%) QRadar
10 2 (0.74%) vCenter Server
10 2 (0.74%) vRealize
Vendors
1 30 (11.15%) Oracle
2 24 (8.92%) Microsoft
3 22 (8.18%) SAP
3 22 (8.18%) Splunk
4 19 (7.06%) Google
5 18 (6.69%) VMware
6 17 (6.32%) ServiceNow
7 13 (4.83%) Red Hat
7 13 (4.83%) Salesforce.com
8 12 (4.46%) IBM
9 10 (3.72%) Palo Alto
10 9 (3.35%) Dell
10 9 (3.35%) F5
11 8 (2.97%) Cisco
12 7 (2.60%) Adobe
12 7 (2.60%) AppDynamics
12 7 (2.60%) Citrix
12 7 (2.60%) MuleSoft
12 7 (2.60%) Zscaler
13 6 (2.23%) NetApp