Period
to 19 July 2019

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 19 July 2019 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
19 Jul 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 284 211 192
Rank change year-on-year -73 -19 -29
Contract jobs citing HTTP 360 620 603
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.88% 1.34% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.48% 11.01% 12.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 297 474 407
London median daily rate £540 £525 £500
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.86% +5.00% +5.26%
10th Percentile £373 £371 £363
90th Percentile £650 £625 £625
England median daily rate £525 £500 £494
% change year-on-year +5.00% +1.32% +9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 11 14
London median hourly rate - £18.51 £38.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -52.25% +101.51%
England median hourly rate £45.00 £21.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +109.30% -38.57% +82.01%

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 4,247 5,633 4,813
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 10.33% 12.19% 11.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 2,857 3,904 3,208
London median daily rate £475 £450 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.56% - +2.86%
10th Percentile £218 £207 £239
90th Percentile £650 £632 £625
England median daily rate £425 £425 £415
% change year-on-year - +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 102 165 137
London median hourly rate £23.25 £20.00 £21.30
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +16.25% -6.10% +2.65%
10th Percentile £14.00 £14.00 £12.84
90th Percentile £52.50 £49.50 £50.00
England median hourly rate £21.15 £20.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year +5.75% +6.95% -25.20%

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 19 July 2019.

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 19 July 2019. 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 -30 102 £550 +10.00% 40
West London +8 27 £575 +1.77% 17
South London +32 18 £450 -8.40% 4
East London +18 9 £540 +35.00% 8
North London -4 1 £483 - 1
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 19 July 2019, 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.

1 208 (57.78%) Java
2 167 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
3 149 (41.39%) Linux
4 126 (35.00%) Test Automation
5 121 (33.61%) Continuous Integration
6 117 (32.50%) TCP/IP
7 116 (32.22%) Microservices
8 112 (31.11%) Git (software)
9 110 (30.56%) TDD
10 109 (30.28%) REST
10 109 (30.28%) DevOps
11 100 (27.78%) Jenkins
11 100 (27.78%) HTML
12 94 (26.11%) Docker
13 93 (25.83%) MongoDB
14 88 (24.44%) Relational Database
15 86 (23.89%) JavaScript
16 85 (23.61%) DNS
17 84 (23.33%) Kubernetes
18 78 (21.67%) Amazon AWS
18 78 (21.67%) Spring
19 77 (21.39%) Configuration Management
20 71 (19.72%) SSL
20 71 (19.72%) SQL
21 69 (19.17%) Unix
21 69 (19.17%) FTP
21 69 (19.17%) Scrum
22 68 (18.89%) Open Source
23 66 (18.33%) NoSQL
23 66 (18.33%) Puppet

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 58 (16.11%) Apache
2 28 (7.78%) Tomcat
3 22 (6.11%) Elasticsearch
4 21 (5.83%) IIS
5 20 (5.56%) WebSphere
6 18 (5.00%) Jetty
7 17 (4.72%) nginx
8 13 (3.61%) Mongrel
8 13 (3.61%) WebLogic
9 12 (3.33%) Confluence
10 9 (2.50%) Apache Spark
11 8 (2.22%) Cloud Foundry
12 6 (1.67%) Apache Solr
12 6 (1.67%) JBoss
12 6 (1.67%) JCAPS
13 5 (1.39%) OpenStack
13 5 (1.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 4 (1.11%) GlassFish
14 4 (1.11%) SharePoint
14 4 (1.11%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 4 (1.11%) Microsoft Office
2 3 (0.83%) Microsoft Excel
3 2 (0.56%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 2 (0.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 13 (3.61%) SAP ERP
1 13 (3.61%) SAP Hybris
2 9 (2.50%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.56%) Fredhopper
3 2 (0.56%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 78 (21.67%) Amazon AWS
2 43 (11.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 33 (9.17%) Google Cloud Platform
4 19 (5.28%) Amazon EC2
5 16 (4.44%) Serverless
6 14 (3.89%) Amazon SQS
7 13 (3.61%) Amazon S3
7 13 (3.61%) Google App Engine
8 10 (2.78%) npm
8 10 (2.78%) OpenShift
9 8 (2.22%) AWS Lambda
10 6 (1.67%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 5 (1.39%) Apigee
11 5 (1.39%) Cloud Computing
12 4 (1.11%) Amazon EKS
12 4 (1.11%) AWS CloudFormation
12 4 (1.11%) PaaS
12 4 (1.11%) Route 53
12 4 (1.11%) Sauce Labs
12 4 (1.11%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 117 (32.50%) TCP/IP
2 85 (23.61%) DNS
3 71 (19.72%) SSL
4 69 (19.17%) FTP
5 52 (14.44%) DHCP
6 49 (13.61%) IPsec
7 28 (7.78%) Internet
8 17 (4.72%) SMTP
9 13 (3.61%) Firewall
9 13 (3.61%) HTTPS
10 7 (1.94%) Intrusion Detection
10 7 (1.94%) SSH
10 7 (1.94%) VPN
11 4 (1.11%) LAN
11 4 (1.11%) Network Security
11 4 (1.11%) VLAN
12 3 (0.83%) IMAP
12 3 (0.83%) OpenLDAP
12 3 (0.83%) SNMP
12 3 (0.83%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 93 (25.83%) MongoDB
2 88 (24.44%) Relational Database
3 66 (18.33%) NoSQL
4 63 (17.50%) MySQL
5 51 (14.17%) RDBMS
6 42 (11.67%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (8.06%) SQL Server
8 18 (5.00%) Neo4j
9 14 (3.89%) Amazon DynamoDB
10 13 (3.61%) Apache Cassandra
11 12 (3.33%) Big Data
12 9 (2.50%) Amazon RDS
13 3 (0.83%) Cosmos DB
13 3 (0.83%) Oracle Database
14 2 (0.56%) Couchbase
14 2 (0.56%) DB2
14 2 (0.56%) Flink
14 2 (0.56%) Power BI
14 2 (0.56%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 1 (0.28%) Endeca
Development Applications
1 112 (31.11%) Git (software)
2 100 (27.78%) Jenkins
3 43 (11.94%) Cucumber
4 41 (11.39%) Travis CI
5 40 (11.11%) JUnit
6 39 (10.83%) Mockito
7 37 (10.28%) Subversion
8 36 (10.00%) Maven
9 26 (7.22%) JIRA
10 20 (5.56%) Gradle
11 19 (5.28%) Gatling
12 18 (5.00%) Selenium
13 16 (4.44%) GitLab
13 16 (4.44%) gulp
14 13 (3.61%) Geb
15 12 (3.33%) Spock
16 8 (2.22%) Ant
17 7 (1.94%) WebDriver
18 6 (1.67%) Protractor
18 6 (1.67%) Xdebug
General
1 37 (10.28%) Finance
2 35 (9.72%) Banking
3 16 (4.44%) Retail
4 10 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 9 (2.50%) Front Office
6 5 (1.39%) Games
6 5 (1.39%) Marketing
7 4 (1.11%) Back Office
7 4 (1.11%) Financial Institution
7 4 (1.11%) Law
7 4 (1.11%) Legal
8 2 (0.56%) Publishing
9 1 (0.28%) Electronics
9 1 (0.28%) International Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Manufacturing
9 1 (0.28%) Retail Banking
9 1 (0.28%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 188 (52.22%) Developer
2 77 (21.39%) Java Developer
3 49 (13.61%) Senior Developer
4 47 (13.06%) DevOps Engineer
5 24 (6.67%) Agile Developer
6 22 (6.11%) Architect
7 19 (5.28%) Agile Java Developer
7 19 (5.28%) Scala Developer
7 19 (5.28%) Senior Java Developer
8 16 (4.44%) Analyst
9 15 (4.17%) Administrator
9 15 (4.17%) AWS Engineer
10 14 (3.89%) Senior DevOps
10 14 (3.89%) Tester
11 13 (3.61%) .NET Developer
11 13 (3.61%) Hybris Architect
12 12 (3.33%) SAP Architect
13 11 (3.06%) JavaScript Developer
14 10 (2.78%) Consultant
14 10 (2.78%) Python Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (30.28%) REST
2 100 (27.78%) HTML
3 78 (21.67%) Spring
4 65 (18.06%) JSON
5 62 (17.22%) XML
6 58 (16.11%) Web Services
7 57 (15.83%) RESTful
8 56 (15.56%) CSS
9 53 (14.72%) SOAP
10 37 (10.28%) .NET
11 35 (9.72%) Guice
12 33 (9.17%) J2EE
13 32 (8.89%) Kafka
13 32 (8.89%) Node.js
14 31 (8.61%) Dropwizard
15 27 (7.50%) Spring Boot
16 26 (7.22%) HTML5
17 23 (6.39%) AngularJS
18 22 (6.11%) Akka
19 21 (5.83%) React
Miscellaneous
1 23 (6.39%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (3.61%) User Experience
3 12 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
4 9 (2.50%) Data Centre
4 9 (2.50%) Data Protection Act
5 8 (2.22%) Greenfield Project
6 7 (1.94%) Mobile App
7 6 (1.67%) Algorithms
7 6 (1.67%) Linux Command Line
8 5 (1.39%) Cloud Native
8 5 (1.39%) Data Structures
8 5 (1.39%) Derivative
8 5 (1.39%) Online Games
8 5 (1.39%) Public Cloud
8 5 (1.39%) W3C
9 4 (1.11%) Credit Risk
9 4 (1.11%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
9 4 (1.11%) NHS
9 4 (1.11%) PKI
9 4 (1.11%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 149 (41.39%) Linux
2 69 (19.17%) Unix
3 30 (8.33%) Windows
4 22 (6.11%) Mac OS X
5 9 (2.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 7 (1.94%) Windows Server
7 6 (1.67%) Android
7 6 (1.67%) Apple iOS
7 6 (1.67%) Ubuntu
7 6 (1.67%) Windows 10
7 6 (1.67%) Windows 7
7 6 (1.67%) Windows 8
8 5 (1.39%) CentOS
9 2 (0.56%) AIX
9 2 (0.56%) Debian
9 2 (0.56%) Fedora
9 2 (0.56%) VMS
9 2 (0.56%) Windows Server 2012
10 1 (0.28%) Solaris
10 1 (0.28%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 167 (46.39%) Agile Software Development
2 126 (35.00%) Test Automation
3 121 (33.61%) Continuous Integration
4 116 (32.22%) Microservices
5 110 (30.56%) TDD
6 109 (30.28%) DevOps
7 77 (21.39%) Configuration Management
8 69 (19.17%) Scrum
9 68 (18.89%) Open Source
10 58 (16.11%) OOP
11 57 (15.83%) OO
12 51 (14.17%) BDD
13 40 (11.11%) Pair Programming
14 38 (10.56%) Problem-Solving
15 35 (9.72%) Unit Testing
16 30 (8.33%) Target Operating Model
16 30 (8.33%) Thought Leadership
17 29 (8.06%) Software Engineering
18 28 (7.78%) Continuous Deployment
19 27 (7.50%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 208 (57.78%) Java
2 86 (23.89%) JavaScript
3 71 (19.72%) SQL
4 56 (15.56%) Python
5 34 (9.44%) Scala
6 27 (7.50%) ES6
7 25 (6.94%) TypeScript
8 24 (6.67%) Bash Shell
9 23 (6.39%) Java 8
10 22 (6.11%) C#
11 21 (5.83%) Perl
12 18 (5.00%) Ruby
13 17 (4.72%) PowerShell
13 17 (4.72%) Shell Script
14 13 (3.61%) PHP
15 12 (3.33%) Groovy
16 7 (1.94%) Go
16 7 (1.94%) VBScript
17 6 (1.67%) C
18 5 (1.39%) Ada
Qualifications
1 18 (5.00%) Security Cleared
2 14 (3.89%) Degree
3 10 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
4 9 (2.50%) BPSS Clearance
4 9 (2.50%) SC Cleared
5 6 (1.67%) A+ Certification
5 6 (1.67%) CCNA
5 6 (1.67%) MCDST
5 6 (1.67%) MCSA
5 6 (1.67%) Microsoft Certification
6 5 (1.39%) CCIE
6 5 (1.39%) CCNP
7 4 (1.11%) CISSP
7 4 (1.11%) Computer Science Degree
8 2 (0.56%) CEH
8 2 (0.56%) CISM
8 2 (0.56%) CTC Cleared
8 2 (0.56%) DV Cleared
8 2 (0.56%) ISTQB
8 2 (0.56%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (8.06%) QA
2 4 (1.11%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 3 (0.83%) GDPR
3 3 (0.83%) PCI DSS
4 2 (0.56%) Disclosure Scotland
4 2 (0.56%) HL7
4 2 (0.56%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 1 (0.28%) Data Quality
5 1 (0.28%) ISO/IEC 27005
5 1 (0.28%) PSD2
System Software
1 94 (26.11%) Docker
2 34 (9.44%) Virtual Machines
3 24 (6.67%) VMware Infrastructure
4 17 (4.72%) Active Directory
5 13 (3.61%) Xen
6 3 (0.83%) KVM
6 3 (0.83%) Shibboleth
7 2 (0.56%) Firmware
7 2 (0.56%) Hyper-V
7 2 (0.56%) ISA Server
7 2 (0.56%) VirtualBox
7 2 (0.56%) VMware ESXi
7 2 (0.56%) VMware Workstation
7 2 (0.56%) vSphere
8 1 (0.28%) LXC
8 1 (0.28%) XenApp
Systems Management
1 84 (23.33%) Kubernetes
2 66 (18.33%) Puppet
3 33 (9.17%) Ansible
3 33 (9.17%) Opscode Chef
4 26 (7.22%) Terraform
5 13 (3.61%) Docker Swarm
6 12 (3.33%) Control-M
7 6 (1.67%) Perfmon
7 6 (1.67%) Prometheus
7 6 (1.67%) WMI
8 5 (1.39%) ITRS Geneos
8 5 (1.39%) Salt
9 4 (1.11%) Grafana
9 4 (1.11%) Kibana
9 4 (1.11%) SCCM
10 3 (0.83%) Istio
10 3 (0.83%) linkerd
10 3 (0.83%) ZABBIX
11 2 (0.56%) CA Wily
11 2 (0.56%) Nagios
Vendors
1 27 (7.50%) Microsoft
1 27 (7.50%) VMware
2 23 (6.39%) Google
2 23 (6.39%) SAP
3 17 (4.72%) IBM
4 13 (3.61%) hybris
4 13 (3.61%) Oracle
5 10 (2.78%) TIBCO
6 9 (2.50%) AppDynamics
7 8 (2.22%) BMC
7 8 (2.22%) F5
7 8 (2.22%) Red Hat
8 7 (1.94%) Cisco
8 7 (1.94%) Splunk
9 5 (1.39%) Atlassian
9 5 (1.39%) HP
10 4 (1.11%) Cadence
10 4 (1.11%) Palo Alto
10 4 (1.11%) Perfecto Mobile
11 3 (0.83%) ServiceNow