The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 28 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
28 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 77 90 91
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +1
Contract jobs citing HTTP 38 34 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.50% 1.31% 1.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.94% 5.85% 5.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 9 16
Average daily rate
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£398 £250 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+59.00% -33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £193 £269
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £427 £410
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £9.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £12.50 £22.35
% change year-on-year
+230.00% -44.05%
HTTP
South East

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Berkshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
640 581 606
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.34% 22.31% 24.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 199 184
Average daily rate £325 £300 £285
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% +5.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £150 £175 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 22 16
Average hourly rate £36.50 £18.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+102.77% -10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.10 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.00 £30.00 £162.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HTTP across the Berkshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HTTP across the Berkshire region.

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in Berkshire

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HTTP across the Berkshire region.

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in Berkshire

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 28 May 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Reading +14 18 £425 +44.06% 12
Maidenhead +5 9 £398 - 1
Bracknell -1 2 £400 -5.88% 1
Slough -1 1 - - 6
HTTP
South East

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing HTTP also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HTTP.

1 39 (42.39%) Windows
2 31 (33.70%) DNS
3 30 (32.61%) HTML
4 25 (27.17%) Java
4 25 (27.17%) TCP/IP
5 24 (26.09%) SMTP
5 24 (26.09%) XML
5 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
6 23 (25.00%) Windows 7
6 23 (25.00%) JavaScript
6 23 (25.00%) WAN
6 23 (25.00%) LAN
6 23 (25.00%) Firewall
6 23 (25.00%) Cisco
6 23 (25.00%) IBM
6 23 (25.00%) CheckPoint
7 22 (23.91%) VPN
7 22 (23.91%) Linux
8 21 (22.83%) MPLS
8 21 (22.83%) Active Directory
9 20 (21.74%) SOAP
10 19 (20.65%) Apache
11 18 (19.57%) WebSphere
12 17 (18.48%) JMS
12 17 (18.48%) Project Management
13 16 (17.39%) SSL
13 16 (17.39%) UNIX
13 16 (17.39%) DB2
13 16 (17.39%) RESTful
14 15 (16.30%) Back Office

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire region citing HTTP also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited HTTP. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 19 (20.65%) Apache
2 18 (19.57%) WebSphere
3 15 (16.30%) WebSphere Application Server
4 8 (8.70%) IBM HTTP Server
5 7 (7.61%) WebLogic
5 7 (7.61%) Adobe Experience Manager
6 5 (5.43%) IIS
7 2 (2.17%) Tomcat
7 2 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.09%) JBoss
Applications
1 15 (16.30%) MS Visio
2 2 (2.17%) MS Office
2 2 (2.17%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.09%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.09%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 31 (33.70%) DNS
2 25 (27.17%) TCP/IP
3 24 (26.09%) SMTP
4 23 (25.00%) WAN
4 23 (25.00%) LAN
4 23 (25.00%) Firewall
5 22 (23.91%) VPN
6 21 (22.83%) MPLS
7 16 (17.39%) SSL
8 13 (14.13%) Internet
9 6 (6.52%) Skype
10 4 (4.35%) FTP
10 4 (4.35%) HTTPS
11 3 (3.26%) 3G
11 3 (3.26%) Wireshark
11 3 (3.26%) 4G
12 2 (2.17%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
12 2 (2.17%) BIG-IP
12 2 (2.17%) FWSM
12 2 (2.17%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (17.39%) DB2
2 11 (11.96%) Big Data
3 5 (5.43%) MySQL
4 3 (3.26%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.26%) NoSQL
5 2 (2.17%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.09%) SQLite
6 1 (1.09%) PostgreSQL
6 1 (1.09%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (6.52%) Introscope
2 3 (3.26%) JIRA
3 2 (2.17%) Subversion
3 2 (2.17%) Visual Studio
3 2 (2.17%) JUnit
3 2 (2.17%) XMLSpy
4 1 (1.09%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.09%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.09%) Cucumber
General
1 15 (16.30%) Back Office
2 11 (11.96%) Telecoms
3 7 (7.61%) Finance
4 6 (6.52%) Retail
5 4 (4.35%) Front Office
5 4 (4.35%) Marketing
6 2 (2.17%) Billing
6 2 (2.17%) Manufacturing
7 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 29 (31.52%) Developer
2 12 (13.04%) Architect
3 11 (11.96%) Support Engineer
3 11 (11.96%) JavaScript Developer
3 11 (11.96%) Infrastructure Architect
4 9 (9.78%) Infrastructure Manager
5 8 (8.70%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Network Architect
6 6 (6.52%) WebSphere Engineer
6 6 (6.52%) Analyst
7 4 (4.35%) WebSphere Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Technical Manager
7 4 (4.35%) Java Developer
7 4 (4.35%) Technical Infrastructure Manager
7 4 (4.35%) Web Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Web Support Engineer
7 4 (4.35%) Project Manager
7 4 (4.35%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 4 (4.35%) Technical Project Manager
8 3 (3.26%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (32.61%) HTML
2 24 (26.09%) XML
3 20 (21.74%) SOAP
4 17 (18.48%) JMS
5 16 (17.39%) RESTful
6 14 (15.22%) CSS
7 13 (14.13%) WSDL
7 13 (14.13%) WebSphere MQ
8 12 (13.04%) HTML5
8 12 (13.04%) CSS3
9 11 (11.96%) AngularJS
9 11 (11.96%) DOM
9 11 (11.96%) Dojo
9 11 (11.96%) Backbone.js
10 9 (9.78%) Middleware
11 8 (8.70%) XHTML
12 6 (6.52%) Worklight
12 6 (6.52%) LAMP
12 6 (6.52%) .NET
13 5 (5.43%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 14 (15.22%) User Experience
2 12 (13.04%) DataPower
2 12 (13.04%) Mobile App
3 3 (3.26%) Web 2.0
4 2 (2.17%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.17%) Device Driver
4 2 (2.17%) Mainframe
4 2 (2.17%) AS400
4 2 (2.17%) iSeries
4 2 (2.17%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.09%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.09%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.09%) Clustering
5 1 (1.09%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.09%) PKI
5 1 (1.09%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.09%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 39 (42.39%) Windows
2 23 (25.00%) Windows 7
3 22 (23.91%) Linux
4 16 (17.39%) UNIX
5 6 (6.52%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
6 4 (4.35%) Android
7 3 (3.26%) AIX
8 2 (2.17%) i5/OS
8 2 (2.17%) Windows XP
8 2 (2.17%) OS/400
9 1 (1.09%) Windows CE
9 1 (1.09%) FreeBSD
9 1 (1.09%) Solaris
9 1 (1.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 1 (1.09%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
2 17 (18.48%) Project Management
3 14 (15.22%) User Stories
4 13 (14.13%) OO
4 13 (14.13%) Web Development
5 11 (11.96%) Low Latency
5 11 (11.96%) High Availability
6 10 (10.87%) Continuous Improvement
7 9 (9.78%) TDD
8 8 (8.70%) Configuration Management
9 7 (7.61%) Service Delivery
10 6 (6.52%) Garbage Collection
10 6 (6.52%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.35%) Stakeholder Management
11 4 (4.35%) Memory Management
12 3 (3.26%) SOA
12 3 (3.26%) BDD
12 3 (3.26%) Feature Driven Development
12 3 (3.26%) SEO
12 3 (3.26%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (27.17%) Java
2 23 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 11 (11.96%) Perl
4 10 (10.87%) Python
5 8 (8.70%) Jython
5 8 (8.70%) Shell Script
6 7 (7.61%) PHP
7 6 (6.52%) C#
7 6 (6.52%) SQL
8 5 (5.43%) C++
9 4 (4.35%) C
9 4 (4.35%) VB.NET
10 3 (3.26%) Groovy
10 3 (3.26%) Scala
11 2 (2.17%) COBOL
11 2 (2.17%) RPG
12 1 (1.09%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.09%) Ruby
12 1 (1.09%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (8.70%) Cisco Certification
2 6 (6.52%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
2 6 (6.52%) MCITP
2 6 (6.52%) Microsoft Certification
2 6 (6.52%) CCNA
3 3 (3.26%) IBM Certification
4 2 (2.17%) CCSE
4 2 (2.17%) CCSA
4 2 (2.17%) CCNP
4 2 (2.17%) CISSP
5 1 (1.09%) PMP
5 1 (1.09%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.09%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.09%) Degree
System Software
1 21 (22.83%) Active Directory
2 6 (6.52%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (2.17%) ProxySG
3 2 (2.17%) PowerHA
4 1 (1.09%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) FortiGate
1 2 (2.17%) Tivoli NetView
Vendors
1 23 (25.00%) Cisco
1 23 (25.00%) IBM
1 23 (25.00%) CheckPoint
2 7 (7.61%) Oracle
3 6 (6.52%) AppDynamics
3 6 (6.52%) VMware
3 6 (6.52%) Microsoft
3 6 (6.52%) Adobe
4 2 (2.17%) Blue Coat
4 2 (2.17%) F5
4 2 (2.17%) Software AG
4 2 (2.17%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.17%) webMethods
4 2 (2.17%) NetIQ
5 1 (1.09%) HP
5 1 (1.09%) Remedy
5 1 (1.09%) Ericsson
5 1 (1.09%) Red Hat
5 1 (1.09%) Sybase
5 1 (1.09%) Assembla
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