Period
to 8 April 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 8 April 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
8 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 263 233 218
Rank change year-on-year -30 -15 -44
Contract jobs citing HTTP 227 503 581
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.91% 1.18% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.19% 11.27% 10.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 157 391 440
Median daily rate £525 £550 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.55% +4.76% +10.53%
10th Percentile £355 £363 £374
90th Percentile £704 £650 £625
England median daily rate £500 £525 £500
% change year-on-year -4.76% +5.00% +5.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 10
Median hourly rate £47.50 - £18.51
10th Percentile £41.47 - £15.29
90th Percentile £50.00 - £35.56
England median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year +42.86% +12.90% -27.91%

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 2,772 4,462 5,532
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 11.13% 10.44% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,867 3,044 3,801
Median daily rate £450 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.26% +5.56% -
10th Percentile £200 £213 £219
90th Percentile £650 £650 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 95 100 169
Median hourly rate £25.68 £25.00 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.72% +25.00% -20.00%
10th Percentile £14.70 £15.00 £12.95
90th Percentile £48.31 £52.63 £47.83
Median hourly rate £21.13 £18.70 £20.00
% change year-on-year +12.97% -6.50% -6.98%

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 8 April 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
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 8 April 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 +3 43 £503 -9.87% 19
East London +60 13 £499 -28.75% 6
South London +43 10 £569 +8.33% 3
West London +21 7 £525 -8.70% 7
North London +23 4 £500 +3.63% 3
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 8 April 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.

1 112 (49.34%) Java
2 108 (47.58%) Agile Software Development
3 80 (35.24%) REST
4 76 (33.48%) Git (software)
5 74 (32.60%) Continuous Integration
5 74 (32.60%) JavaScript
6 69 (30.40%) Linux
7 66 (29.07%) Microservices
8 65 (28.63%) TCP/IP
9 60 (26.43%) Python
10 57 (25.11%) RESTful
11 55 (24.23%) DevOps
12 53 (23.35%) Jenkins
12 53 (23.35%) AWS
12 53 (23.35%) TDD
13 52 (22.91%) Web Services
14 51 (22.47%) SOAP
14 51 (22.47%) JSON
15 50 (22.03%) Spring
15 50 (22.03%) Test Automation
16 48 (21.15%) XML
17 46 (20.26%) SQL
18 42 (18.50%) SSL
19 40 (17.62%) HTML
20 39 (17.18%) Scrum
21 38 (16.74%) CSS
21 38 (16.74%) DNS
22 37 (16.30%) Node.js
23 35 (15.42%) Open Source
23 35 (15.42%) Kubernetes

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 (10.57%) Apache
2 20 (8.81%) WebSphere
3 18 (7.93%) Confluence
4 16 (7.05%) Elasticsearch
4 16 (7.05%) Tomcat
4 16 (7.05%) WebLogic
5 9 (3.96%) Apache Spark
6 8 (3.52%) IIS
7 7 (3.08%) Jetty
8 3 (1.32%) Apache Airflow
8 3 (1.32%) CMS
8 3 (1.32%) Jupyter
8 3 (1.32%) Red Hat Fuse
9 2 (0.88%) Cloud Foundry
9 2 (0.88%) JBoss
9 2 (0.88%) nginx
9 2 (0.88%) OpenStack
10 1 (0.44%) JCAPS
10 1 (0.44%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.44%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (0.44%) Adobe Illustrator
1 1 (0.44%) Chatbot
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Excel
1 1 (0.44%) Microsoft Office
1 1 (0.44%) MS Visio
1 1 (0.44%) Photoshop
1 1 (0.44%) Sketch
Business Applications
1 6 (2.64%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.44%) Payment Gateway
Cloud Services
1 53 (23.35%) AWS
2 34 (14.98%) GitHub
3 27 (11.89%) Azure
4 21 (9.25%) GCP
5 16 (7.05%) PaaS
6 10 (4.41%) Route 53
7 9 (3.96%) Amazon EKS
7 9 (3.96%) Amazon SQS
8 7 (3.08%) npm
9 6 (2.64%) Stackdriver
10 5 (2.20%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 5 (2.20%) Heroku
10 5 (2.20%) OpenShift
10 5 (2.20%) Serverless
10 5 (2.20%) Yarn
11 4 (1.76%) AWS Lambda
12 3 (1.32%) Amazon GuardDuty
12 3 (1.32%) AWS CloudFormation
12 3 (1.32%) Google Analytics
12 3 (1.32%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 65 (28.63%) TCP/IP
2 42 (18.50%) SSL
3 38 (16.74%) DNS
4 27 (11.89%) DHCP
5 21 (9.25%) Firewall
6 20 (8.81%) HTTPS
7 17 (7.49%) VPN
8 15 (6.61%) Internet
9 12 (5.29%) WAN
10 11 (4.85%) LAN
11 10 (4.41%) Ethernet
11 10 (4.41%) FTP
11 10 (4.41%) SNMP
11 10 (4.41%) Wireshark
12 8 (3.52%) DOCSIS
12 8 (3.52%) Wi-Fi
13 7 (3.08%) SMTP
14 6 (2.64%) IPsec
14 6 (2.64%) IPv4
14 6 (2.64%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (13.22%) NoSQL
2 23 (10.13%) MongoDB
3 22 (9.69%) SQL Server
4 21 (9.25%) Apache Cassandra
5 18 (7.93%) PostgreSQL
6 17 (7.49%) MySQL
6 17 (7.49%) Relational Database
7 16 (7.05%) Redis
8 11 (4.85%) Big Data
9 8 (3.52%) Hadoop
10 7 (3.08%) Aerospike
11 5 (2.20%) RDBMS
12 4 (1.76%) Apache Hive
12 4 (1.76%) HBase
12 4 (1.76%) Sqoop
13 3 (1.32%) Oracle Reports
14 2 (0.88%) Amazon RDS
14 2 (0.88%) Amazon Redshift
14 2 (0.88%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.88%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 76 (33.48%) Git (software)
2 53 (23.35%) Jenkins
3 32 (14.10%) JUnit
4 28 (12.33%) Gradle
5 26 (11.45%) JIRA
5 26 (11.45%) Maven
6 24 (10.57%) Mockito
7 17 (7.49%) Cucumber
8 16 (7.05%) git-flow
8 16 (7.05%) JMeter
9 15 (6.61%) Ant
10 13 (5.73%) Selenium
10 13 (5.73%) Subversion
11 12 (5.29%) Postman
12 8 (3.52%) Bitbucket
12 8 (3.52%) Gatling
12 8 (3.52%) Team Foundation Server
13 7 (3.08%) GitLab
13 7 (3.08%) SpecFlow
13 7 (3.08%) WebDriver
General
1 28 (12.33%) Finance
2 25 (11.01%) Banking
3 14 (6.17%) Public Sector
4 13 (5.73%) Front Office
5 6 (2.64%) Marketing
5 6 (2.64%) Retail
5 6 (2.64%) Telecoms
6 5 (2.20%) Financial Institution
6 5 (2.20%) Investment Banking
7 2 (0.88%) Games
7 2 (0.88%) Law
7 2 (0.88%) Legal
7 2 (0.88%) Manufacturing
7 2 (0.88%) Pharmaceutical
8 1 (0.44%) Advertising
8 1 (0.44%) Electronics
8 1 (0.44%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 112 (49.34%) Developer
2 41 (18.06%) Java Developer
3 25 (11.01%) Senior Developer
4 16 (7.05%) Architect
5 13 (5.73%) DevOps Engineer
5 13 (5.73%) Senior Java Developer
6 12 (5.29%) Scala Developer
7 11 (4.85%) Agile Developer
7 11 (4.85%) Agile Java Developer
7 11 (4.85%) Network Engineer
8 10 (4.41%) Analyst
8 10 (4.41%) Full Stack Developer
9 9 (3.96%) Java Engineer
10 8 (3.52%) Automation Tester
10 8 (3.52%) Consultant
10 8 (3.52%) Software Developer
10 8 (3.52%) Tester
11 7 (3.08%) Cloud Engineer
11 7 (3.08%) Front Office Developer
11 7 (3.08%) Platform Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 80 (35.24%) REST
2 57 (25.11%) RESTful
3 52 (22.91%) Web Services
4 51 (22.47%) JSON
4 51 (22.47%) SOAP
5 50 (22.03%) Spring
6 48 (21.15%) XML
7 40 (17.62%) HTML
8 38 (16.74%) CSS
9 37 (16.30%) Node.js
10 32 (14.10%) HTML5
11 25 (11.01%) AngularJS
12 23 (10.13%) Spring Boot
13 20 (8.81%) .NET
14 18 (7.93%) Guice
15 16 (7.05%) J2EE
16 14 (6.17%) RxJava
17 13 (5.73%) Kafka
18 12 (5.29%) Akka
18 12 (5.29%) OAuth
Miscellaneous
1 22 (9.69%) Analytical Skills
2 20 (8.81%) Algorithms
3 19 (8.37%) Data Structures
4 18 (7.93%) Mobile App
4 18 (7.93%) User Experience
5 14 (6.17%) Enterprise Software
6 10 (4.41%) Mobile Payment
7 8 (3.52%) Management Information System
8 7 (3.08%) Data Centre
8 7 (3.08%) Fibre Optics
8 7 (3.08%) Virtual Team
9 6 (2.64%) Client/Server
10 5 (2.20%) Device Driver
10 5 (2.20%) Public Cloud
11 4 (1.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
11 4 (1.76%) Greenfield Project
11 4 (1.76%) PKI
12 3 (1.32%) Derivative
12 3 (1.32%) Self-Motivation
12 3 (1.32%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 69 (30.40%) Linux
2 34 (14.98%) Windows
3 23 (10.13%) Unix
4 10 (4.41%) Android
5 7 (3.08%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.20%) Apple iOS
7 4 (1.76%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.32%) SUSE
8 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2003
8 3 (1.32%) Windows Server 2008
9 2 (0.88%) Mac OS
9 2 (0.88%) Mac OS X
9 2 (0.88%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 1 (0.44%) CentOS
10 1 (0.44%) Debian
10 1 (0.44%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 108 (47.58%) Agile Software Development
2 74 (32.60%) Continuous Integration
3 66 (29.07%) Microservices
4 55 (24.23%) DevOps
5 53 (23.35%) TDD
6 50 (22.03%) Test Automation
7 39 (17.18%) Scrum
8 35 (15.42%) Open Source
9 33 (14.54%) Software Engineering
10 32 (14.10%) Problem-Solving
11 30 (13.22%) SDLC
12 28 (12.33%) BDD
12 28 (12.33%) Web Development
13 25 (11.01%) Multithreading
14 22 (9.69%) Continuous Delivery
15 21 (9.25%) Unit Testing
16 17 (7.49%) MVC
16 17 (7.49%) Waterfall
17 14 (6.17%) Configuration Management
17 14 (6.17%) Pair Programming
Programming Languages
1 112 (49.34%) Java
2 74 (32.60%) JavaScript
3 60 (26.43%) Python
4 46 (20.26%) SQL
5 32 (14.10%) Ruby
6 27 (11.89%) Bash Shell
7 23 (10.13%) C#
8 20 (8.81%) Go
8 20 (8.81%) Scala
9 19 (8.37%) Kotlin
10 14 (6.17%) PowerShell
11 12 (5.29%) Java 8
12 10 (4.41%) TypeScript
13 8 (3.52%) C
14 7 (3.08%) ES6
14 7 (3.08%) Perl
14 7 (3.08%) PHP
15 5 (2.20%) C++
15 5 (2.20%) F#
15 5 (2.20%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 21 (9.25%) Degree
2 14 (6.17%) Security Cleared
3 13 (5.73%) Cisco Certification
4 12 (5.29%) Computer Science Degree
5 11 (4.85%) SC Cleared
6 10 (4.41%) CCNA
7 9 (3.96%) CCNP
8 7 (3.08%) JNCIA
8 7 (3.08%) JNCIP
8 7 (3.08%) JNCIS
9 5 (2.20%) ISTQB
10 3 (1.32%) BPSS Clearance
10 3 (1.32%) CCDA
11 2 (0.88%) CCSP
11 2 (0.88%) CISSP
11 2 (0.88%) DV Cleared
11 2 (0.88%) GCUX
11 2 (0.88%) GIAC
11 2 (0.88%) Master's Degree
12 1 (0.44%) GISF
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 13 (5.73%) QA
2 4 (1.76%) WCAG
3 3 (1.32%) Government Security Classifications
3 3 (1.32%) NCSC
4 1 (0.44%) Data Quality
4 1 (0.44%) Disclosure Scotland
4 1 (0.44%) GDPR
4 1 (0.44%) HL7
4 1 (0.44%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.44%) MiFID
4 1 (0.44%) PMO
4 1 (0.44%) SLA
System Software
1 30 (13.22%) Docker
2 6 (2.64%) Active Directory
2 6 (2.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 4 (1.76%) HDFS
3 4 (1.76%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.44%) iptables
4 1 (0.44%) NFS
4 1 (0.44%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (0.44%) vSphere
4 1 (0.44%) XenApp
4 1 (0.44%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 35 (15.42%) Kubernetes
2 30 (13.22%) Terraform
3 14 (6.17%) Puppet
4 12 (5.29%) Ansible
4 12 (5.29%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (3.52%) Grafana
5 8 (3.52%) Prometheus
6 5 (2.20%) Docker Swarm
7 4 (1.76%) Ambari
7 4 (1.76%) Hadoop YARN
7 4 (1.76%) Oozie
7 4 (1.76%) Single Sign-On
8 3 (1.32%) CFEngine
8 3 (1.32%) Control-M
8 3 (1.32%) HockeyApp
8 3 (1.32%) HP SiteScope
8 3 (1.32%) Nagios
8 3 (1.32%) Salt
8 3 (1.32%) SCCM
8 3 (1.32%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 20 (8.81%) Google
2 15 (6.61%) Microsoft
3 14 (6.17%) Juniper
3 14 (6.17%) Oracle
4 13 (5.73%) Cisco
5 9 (3.96%) Splunk
6 8 (3.52%) Atlassian
6 8 (3.52%) Fortinet
6 8 (3.52%) Lets Encrypt
6 8 (3.52%) VMware
7 7 (3.08%) Dell
7 7 (3.08%) Gemalto
7 7 (3.08%) Red Hat
7 7 (3.08%) SolarWinds
8 6 (2.64%) SAP
8 6 (2.64%) TIBCO
9 5 (2.20%) Cloudera
9 5 (2.20%) IBM
9 5 (2.20%) Nokia
9 5 (2.20%) Salesforce.com