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 22 October 2014 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
22 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 100 84 105
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +21
Contract jobs citing HTTP 25 53 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.02% 2.02% 1.15%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.94% 8.03% 3.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 37 24
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£308 £425 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.64% +15.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £311 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £478 £435 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £389 £368
% change year-on-year
-2.31% +5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £37.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -11.76%
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
634 660 1025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.75% 25.15% 34.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 216 245
Average daily rate £350 £325 £323
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £164 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 37 31
Average hourly rate £18.00 £31.75 £20.07
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.30% +58.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.60 £13.55 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.00 £37.50 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 22 October 2014.

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 22 October 2014. 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 -17 7 £250 -41.17% 11
Slough -1 5 £308 -31.66% 2
Bracknell -2 1 £475 +63.79% 1
Maidenhead -3 1 £225 -32.83%
Newbury - - - - 1
Windsor - - - - 2
Wokingham - - - - 1
HTTP
South East

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 26 (42.62%) HTML
2 25 (40.98%) JavaScript
3 21 (34.43%) CSS
4 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
5 18 (29.51%) Internet
6 17 (27.87%) FTP
7 16 (26.23%) Java
8 15 (24.59%) .NET
9 14 (22.95%) IIS
9 14 (22.95%) Windows
9 14 (22.95%) RESTful
9 14 (22.95%) User Stories
10 13 (21.31%) Telecoms
10 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET
10 13 (21.31%) HTTPS
11 12 (19.67%) SQL
11 12 (19.67%) UNIX
11 12 (19.67%) Linux
11 12 (19.67%) User Experience
11 12 (19.67%) HTML5
11 12 (19.67%) CSS3
12 11 (18.03%) DOM
12 11 (18.03%) SSL
12 11 (18.03%) DNS
13 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
13 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
14 9 (14.75%) Mobile App
14 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
14 9 (14.75%) Backbone.js
14 9 (14.75%) OO

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 22 October 2014, 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 14 (22.95%) IIS
2 8 (13.11%) Apache
3 6 (9.84%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.28%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.64%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (1.64%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.64%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (1.64%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.64%) IBM HTTP Server
5 1 (1.64%) CMS
5 1 (1.64%) TIBCO EMS
Applications
1 2 (3.28%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.28%) MS Office
2 1 (1.64%) MS Project
2 1 (1.64%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (3.28%) SAP Oil and Gas
2 1 (1.64%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.64%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.56%) SaaS
2 2 (3.28%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.64%) Force.com
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (1.64%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 18 (29.51%) Internet
2 17 (27.87%) FTP
3 13 (21.31%) HTTPS
4 11 (18.03%) SSL
4 11 (18.03%) DNS
5 10 (16.39%) TCP/IP
6 8 (13.11%) SMTP
7 7 (11.48%) GSM
8 6 (9.84%) UMTS
8 6 (9.84%) 4G
9 4 (6.56%) Wireshark
9 4 (6.56%) SSH
9 4 (6.56%) IPv6
9 4 (6.56%) GPRS
9 4 (6.56%) SCCP
9 4 (6.56%) INAP
9 4 (6.56%) DAB
10 3 (4.92%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 3 (4.92%) Parlay
10 3 (4.92%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (8.20%) SQL Server
2 3 (4.92%) MongoDB
2 3 (4.92%) NoSQL
2 3 (4.92%) MySQL
3 2 (3.28%) RDBMS
3 2 (3.28%) Oracle Database
3 2 (3.28%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.64%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 5 (8.20%) Maven
2 4 (6.56%) Selenium
2 4 (6.56%) Subversion
2 4 (6.56%) Eclipse
2 4 (6.56%) Ant
2 4 (6.56%) JUnit
2 4 (6.56%) JBehave
3 3 (4.92%) Gradle
3 3 (4.92%) Visual Studio
3 3 (4.92%) JIRA
3 3 (4.92%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.28%) Rational Performance Tester
4 2 (3.28%) Fiddler
4 2 (3.28%) Introscope
4 2 (3.28%) Toad
4 2 (3.28%) XMLSpy
4 2 (3.28%) QuickTest Pro
4 2 (3.28%) LoadRunner
4 2 (3.28%) WinDbg
4 2 (3.28%) JProfiler
General
1 13 (21.31%) Telecoms
2 4 (6.56%) Marketing
2 4 (6.56%) Retail
3 3 (4.92%) Finance
4 2 (3.28%) Electronics
4 2 (3.28%) Back Office
4 2 (3.28%) Billing
4 2 (3.28%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.64%) Legal
Job Titles
1 21 (34.43%) Developer
2 9 (14.75%) JavaScript Developer
3 7 (11.48%) Analyst
4 4 (6.56%) Test Analyst
4 4 (6.56%) Support Engineer
4 4 (6.56%) Administrator
4 4 (6.56%) Java Developer
4 4 (6.56%) Test Engineer
5 3 (4.92%) Agile Business Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Designer
5 3 (4.92%) SOA Designer
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Java Developer
5 3 (4.92%) Business Analyst
5 3 (4.92%) Senior Developer
5 3 (4.92%) Front-End Developer
6 2 (3.28%) Security Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.28%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.28%) Environment Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (42.62%) HTML
2 21 (34.43%) CSS
3 15 (24.59%) .NET
4 14 (22.95%) RESTful
5 13 (21.31%) ASP.NET
6 12 (19.67%) HTML5
6 12 (19.67%) CSS3
7 11 (18.03%) DOM
8 9 (14.75%) AngularJS
8 9 (14.75%) Backbone.js
8 9 (14.75%) JMS
8 9 (14.75%) Dojo
9 8 (13.11%) XML
10 5 (8.20%) Web Services
11 4 (6.56%) CCXML
11 4 (6.56%) WML
11 4 (6.56%) WAP
11 4 (6.56%) Middleware
11 4 (6.56%) VXML
12 3 (4.92%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 12 (19.67%) User Experience
2 10 (16.39%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (14.75%) Mobile App
4 6 (9.84%) Open Source
5 5 (8.20%) Client/Server
5 5 (8.20%) Smart Meter
6 3 (4.92%) DTV
6 3 (4.92%) Web 2.0
7 2 (3.28%) Streaming Media
7 2 (3.28%) IPTV
7 2 (3.28%) Management Information System
7 2 (3.28%) MPEG
7 2 (3.28%) Video on Demand
8 1 (1.64%) Statistics
8 1 (1.64%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 14 (22.95%) Windows
2 12 (19.67%) UNIX
2 12 (19.67%) Linux
3 5 (8.20%) Solaris
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2012
4 3 (4.92%) Windows Server 2008
4 3 (4.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (3.28%) HPUX
6 1 (1.64%) FreeBSD
6 1 (1.64%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (31.15%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (22.95%) User Stories
3 9 (14.75%) OO
4 6 (9.84%) Web Development
4 6 (9.84%) E-Commerce
4 6 (9.84%) Performance Analysis
5 5 (8.20%) ITIL
5 5 (8.20%) Software Testing
6 4 (6.56%) Validation
6 4 (6.56%) Scrum
6 4 (6.56%) Risk Assessment
7 3 (4.92%) BDD
7 3 (4.92%) Feature Driven Development
7 3 (4.92%) Performance Monitoring
7 3 (4.92%) Analytics
7 3 (4.92%) Capacity Management
7 3 (4.92%) Responsive Web Design
7 3 (4.92%) Business Intelligence
7 3 (4.92%) CRM
7 3 (4.92%) Data Modelling
Programming Languages
1 25 (40.98%) JavaScript
2 16 (26.23%) Java
3 12 (19.67%) SQL
4 7 (11.48%) Shell Script
5 5 (8.20%) C++
5 5 (8.20%) PHP
6 3 (4.92%) C#
6 3 (4.92%) Python
6 3 (4.92%) Scala
6 3 (4.92%) PowerShell
6 3 (4.92%) Groovy
7 2 (3.28%) Ruby
7 2 (3.28%) T-SQL
7 2 (3.28%) VB
8 1 (1.64%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.64%) ActionScript 2.0
8 1 (1.64%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.64%) C
8 1 (1.64%) Perl
8 1 (1.64%) AWK
Qualifications
1 8 (13.11%) Degree
2 5 (8.20%) ISEB
2 5 (8.20%) Cisco Certification
3 4 (6.56%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (4.92%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 2 (3.28%) MCTS
5 2 (3.28%) MCITP
5 2 (3.28%) ISTQB
5 2 (3.28%) MCPD
5 2 (3.28%) MCSE
6 1 (1.64%) CCNP
6 1 (1.64%) CCNA
6 1 (1.64%) PRINCE2 Certification
6 1 (1.64%) ISEB Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.92%) SLA
2 1 (1.64%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.28%) ProxySG
2 1 (1.64%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (3.28%) FortiGate
1 2 (3.28%) nmon
1 2 (3.28%) HP Quality Center
2 1 (1.64%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (11.48%) HP
2 6 (9.84%) Cisco
3 4 (6.56%) Oracle
4 3 (4.92%) F5
4 3 (4.92%) webMethods
4 3 (4.92%) Red Hat
4 3 (4.92%) Microsoft
4 3 (4.92%) Software AG
4 3 (4.92%) SAP
5 2 (3.28%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.28%) Citrix
5 2 (3.28%) IBM
5 2 (3.28%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.64%) TIBCO
6 1 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.64%) Dell
6 1 (1.64%) Informatica
6 1 (1.64%) PeopleSoft
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