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 5 February 2016 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
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 94 83 96
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +13
Contract jobs citing HTTP 29 44 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.14% 1.66% 1.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.18% 6.18% 6.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 24 15
Average daily rate £350 £398 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.94% -0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £284 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £374 £418 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £39.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £39.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-3.48% -12.22%
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
560 712 602
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 22.04% 26.90% 22.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 319 231
Average daily rate £363 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.40% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £257 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 14 38
Average hourly rate £45.00 £36.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +44.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.65 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £63.00 £42.20 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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
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 5 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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 +5 23 £350 -9.67% 12
Slough 0 1 £340 +10.74% 1
HTTP
South East

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 41 (52.56%) Linux
2 32 (41.03%) SSL
3 27 (34.62%) DNS
4 24 (30.77%) Web Services
4 24 (30.77%) REST
5 21 (26.92%) SOAP
5 21 (26.92%) LDAP
6 20 (25.64%) SMTP
7 19 (24.36%) Apache
7 19 (24.36%) Python
7 19 (24.36%) Windows
8 18 (23.08%) High Availability
9 17 (21.79%) Middleware
9 17 (21.79%) WebLogic
9 17 (21.79%) FTP
10 16 (20.51%) IBM
10 16 (20.51%) Java
10 16 (20.51%) WebSphere
11 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
12 14 (17.95%) LAMP
12 14 (17.95%) Cacti
12 14 (17.95%) MySQL
12 14 (17.95%) Perl
12 14 (17.95%) TCP/IP
12 14 (17.95%) Tomcat
12 14 (17.95%) JBoss
12 14 (17.95%) Nagios
13 13 (16.67%) Configuration Management
13 13 (16.67%) Unix
13 13 (16.67%) Ganglia

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, 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 (24.36%) Apache
2 17 (21.79%) WebLogic
3 16 (20.51%) WebSphere
4 14 (17.95%) JBoss
4 14 (17.95%) Tomcat
5 13 (16.67%) nginx
5 13 (16.67%) OpenStack
6 5 (6.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 5 (6.41%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (5.13%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (2.56%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.28%) IIS
Applications
1 2 (2.56%) MS Excel
1 2 (2.56%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 2 (2.56%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 13 (16.67%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (5.13%) SaaS
3 1 (1.28%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 32 (41.03%) SSL
2 27 (34.62%) DNS
3 21 (26.92%) LDAP
4 20 (25.64%) SMTP
5 17 (21.79%) FTP
6 14 (17.95%) TCP/IP
7 13 (16.67%) SSH
8 11 (14.10%) Kerberos
9 10 (12.82%) HTTPS
10 6 (7.69%) Firewall
10 6 (7.69%) VPN
11 4 (5.13%) BGP
11 4 (5.13%) Cisco Nexus
11 4 (5.13%) LAN
11 4 (5.13%) MPLS
11 4 (5.13%) OSPF
11 4 (5.13%) RIP
11 4 (5.13%) SAN
11 4 (5.13%) SNMP
12 3 (3.85%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (17.95%) MySQL
2 10 (12.82%) DB2
3 4 (5.13%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.56%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.28%) Big Data
5 1 (1.28%) HPCC
Development Applications
1 4 (5.13%) HP UFT
1 4 (5.13%) LoadRunner
2 3 (3.85%) Introscope
2 3 (3.85%) JProfiler
2 3 (3.85%) Rational Performance Tester
2 3 (3.85%) Toad
3 2 (2.56%) Git (software)
4 1 (1.28%) Subversion
General
1 12 (15.38%) Telecoms
2 9 (11.54%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Financial Institution
3 1 (1.28%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (24.36%) Developer
2 17 (21.79%) Support Engineer
3 12 (15.38%) Analyst
3 12 (15.38%) AWS Engineer
3 12 (15.38%) VMware Engineer
3 12 (15.38%) VMware Support Engineer
4 10 (12.82%) Applications Support
5 8 (10.26%) Linux Engineer
5 8 (10.26%) Technical Analyst
6 7 (8.97%) Applications Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Applications Support Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Consultant
6 7 (8.97%) Linux Support
6 7 (8.97%) Linux Support Engineer
6 7 (8.97%) Software Engineer
7 6 (7.69%) Network Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Automation Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Cloud Automation Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (6.41%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (30.77%) REST
1 24 (30.77%) Web Services
2 21 (26.92%) SOAP
3 17 (21.79%) Middleware
4 14 (17.95%) LAMP
5 13 (16.67%) LEMP Stack
5 13 (16.67%) MCollective
6 11 (14.10%) Java EE
6 11 (14.10%) JMS
7 10 (12.82%) OAuth2
7 10 (12.82%) OpenID
8 9 (11.54%) CSS
8 9 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
9 7 (8.97%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 6 (7.69%) jQuery
11 5 (6.41%) J2EE
11 5 (6.41%) XML
12 4 (5.13%) HTML
13 3 (3.85%) JDBC
13 3 (3.85%) ODBC
Miscellaneous
1 13 (16.67%) DataPower
2 12 (15.38%) Client/Server
3 10 (12.82%) Data Centre
4 9 (11.54%) Analytical Skills
5 7 (8.97%) Computer Science
6 6 (7.69%) Cryptography
7 5 (6.41%) Animation
7 5 (6.41%) Clustering
7 5 (6.41%) User Experience
8 4 (5.13%) Mobile Payment
9 3 (3.85%) Smart Meter
10 1 (1.28%) Algorithms
10 1 (1.28%) Digital Media
10 1 (1.28%) Management Information System
10 1 (1.28%) PKI
10 1 (1.28%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 41 (52.56%) Linux
2 19 (24.36%) Windows
3 13 (16.67%) Unix
4 8 (10.26%) Solaris
5 5 (6.41%) AIX
5 5 (6.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (6.41%) Windows Server
6 1 (1.28%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (23.08%) High Availability
2 15 (19.23%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (16.67%) Configuration Management
4 12 (15.38%) Identity Management
4 12 (15.38%) Load Balancing
4 12 (15.38%) Project Management
5 11 (14.10%) SOA
6 10 (12.82%) EAI
7 9 (11.54%) Continuous Improvement
8 8 (10.26%) Migration
9 7 (8.97%) Scrum
10 6 (7.69%) Incident Management
10 6 (7.69%) Service Management
11 5 (6.41%) ITIL
11 5 (6.41%) Mentoring
11 5 (6.41%) Software Engineering
12 4 (5.13%) ITIL V3
12 4 (5.13%) Non-Functional Testing
12 4 (5.13%) Performance Testing
12 4 (5.13%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 19 (24.36%) Python
2 16 (20.51%) Java
3 14 (17.95%) Perl
4 8 (10.26%) JavaScript
4 8 (10.26%) PHP
5 7 (8.97%) Shell Script
6 6 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 6 (7.69%) SQL
7 5 (6.41%) C++
8 4 (5.13%) AWK
8 4 (5.13%) Korn
8 4 (5.13%) R
8 4 (5.13%) sed
8 4 (5.13%) VB
9 3 (3.85%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.56%) CoffeeScript
10 2 (2.56%) T-SQL
11 1 (1.28%) C
11 1 (1.28%) C#
11 1 (1.28%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 9 (11.54%) Degree
2 5 (6.41%) IBM Certification
3 3 (3.85%) ISEB
3 3 (3.85%) ISTQB
3 3 (3.85%) MBA
4 1 (1.28%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
4 1 (1.28%) MCP
4 1 (1.28%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (6.41%) QA
2 1 (1.28%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 13 (16.67%) qmail
1 13 (16.67%) Squid
2 4 (5.13%) Oracle RAC
3 3 (3.85%) Active Directory
3 3 (3.85%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.28%) KVM
4 1 (1.28%) Tivoli Directory Server
4 1 (1.28%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (17.95%) Cacti
1 14 (17.95%) Nagios
2 13 (16.67%) collectd
2 13 (16.67%) Ganglia
2 13 (16.67%) Graphite
2 13 (16.67%) logstash
2 13 (16.67%) Puppet
2 13 (16.67%) ZABBIX
3 4 (5.13%) CA Single Sign-On
4 3 (3.85%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (3.85%) nmon
5 2 (2.56%) Perfmon
5 2 (2.56%) SCCM
5 2 (2.56%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.28%) OpenNMS
6 1 (1.28%) Tivoli
6 1 (1.28%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 16 (20.51%) IBM
2 13 (16.67%) Splunk
2 13 (16.67%) VMware
3 10 (12.82%) Oracle
4 8 (10.26%) CA
5 6 (7.69%) Cisco
6 4 (5.13%) Ab Initio
6 4 (5.13%) Juniper
6 4 (5.13%) Microsoft
6 4 (5.13%) Red Hat
7 2 (2.56%) Dell
7 2 (2.56%) HP
7 2 (2.56%) TIBCO
8 1 (1.28%) F5
8 1 (1.28%) NetApp
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