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 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 81 86 102
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +16
Contract jobs citing HTTP 45 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.70% 1.42% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.79% 5.34% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 15 15
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £291 £218 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £532 £477 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.64 £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-32.72% +122.22%
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
578 656 682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 21.89% 26.65% 26.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 244 228
Average daily rate £335 £360 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.94% +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £220 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £475 £470
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 28 20 29
Average hourly rate £20.00 £17.50 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -25.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £59.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 1 September 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 1 September 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 +4 28 £425 +13.33% 10
Newbury - 8 - -
Bracknell -3 4 £425 -10.52% 3
Slough 0 1 £358 +62.50%
HTTP
South East

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 36 (43.37%) Windows
2 29 (34.94%) DNS
3 28 (33.73%) SSL
4 26 (31.33%) IBM
5 25 (30.12%) TCP/IP
5 25 (30.12%) VPN
6 24 (28.92%) Middleware
6 24 (28.92%) Linux
7 23 (27.71%) JMS
7 23 (27.71%) DataPower
8 22 (26.51%) Firewall
8 22 (26.51%) FTP
9 21 (25.30%) WebSphere
10 20 (24.10%) XML
11 19 (22.89%) SOAP
11 19 (22.89%) DB2
11 19 (22.89%) Cisco
12 18 (21.69%) SMTP
13 17 (20.48%) Project Management
14 16 (19.28%) HTML
15 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
15 15 (18.07%) HTTPS
15 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
15 15 (18.07%) SSH
16 14 (16.87%) C++
17 13 (15.66%) .NET
17 13 (15.66%) WebSphere Application Server
17 13 (15.66%) CSS
17 13 (15.66%) Client/Server
17 13 (15.66%) LAN

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 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 21 (25.30%) WebSphere
2 13 (15.66%) WebSphere Application Server
3 9 (10.84%) Apache
4 7 (8.43%) IIS
5 4 (4.82%) WebLogic
6 3 (3.61%) SharePoint
7 2 (2.41%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (2.41%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.20%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.20%) Tomcat
8 1 (1.20%) K2 blackpearl
8 1 (1.20%) Adobe Experience Manager
Applications
1 10 (12.05%) MS Visio
2 5 (6.02%) MS Excel
3 1 (1.20%) MS Office
3 1 (1.20%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.82%) SaaS
2 3 (3.61%) IaaS
3 1 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 29 (34.94%) DNS
2 28 (33.73%) SSL
3 25 (30.12%) TCP/IP
3 25 (30.12%) VPN
4 22 (26.51%) FTP
4 22 (26.51%) Firewall
5 18 (21.69%) SMTP
6 15 (18.07%) HTTPS
6 15 (18.07%) SSH
7 13 (15.66%) LAN
8 10 (12.05%) WAN
8 10 (12.05%) MPLS
9 9 (10.84%) IPsec
10 7 (8.43%) LDAP
11 6 (7.23%) SNMP
11 6 (7.23%) Internet
11 6 (7.23%) 3G
11 6 (7.23%) 4G
11 6 (7.23%) Radio Access Network
12 5 (6.02%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (22.89%) DB2
2 11 (13.25%) Big Data
3 4 (4.82%) Relational Database
4 2 (2.41%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.20%) MySQL
5 1 (1.20%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.20%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 4 (4.82%) Maven
2 3 (3.61%) Selenium
2 3 (3.61%) QUnit
2 3 (3.61%) Grunt
2 3 (3.61%) Karma Test Runner
2 3 (3.61%) JSHint
2 3 (3.61%) Bower
2 3 (3.61%) webpack
2 3 (3.61%) gulp
3 2 (2.41%) Rational Performance Tester
3 2 (2.41%) JProfiler
3 2 (2.41%) Toad
3 2 (2.41%) HP UFT
3 2 (2.41%) LoadRunner
3 2 (2.41%) Introscope
4 1 (1.20%) Subversion
4 1 (1.20%) Fiddler
4 1 (1.20%) JIRA
4 1 (1.20%) Cucumber
4 1 (1.20%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 13 (15.66%) Finance
2 10 (12.05%) Telecoms
3 7 (8.43%) Back Office
4 6 (7.23%) Retail
5 4 (4.82%) Marketing
6 3 (3.61%) Financial Institution
7 2 (2.41%) Billing
Job Titles
1 24 (28.92%) Developer
2 10 (12.05%) Consultant
3 8 (9.64%) Support Engineer
3 8 (9.64%) Architect
4 7 (8.43%) Infrastructure Architect
5 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Manager
5 5 (6.02%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Tester
5 5 (6.02%) Software Engineer
5 5 (6.02%) Web Developer
5 5 (6.02%) Front-End Developer
5 5 (6.02%) Platform Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) Escalation Engineer
6 4 (4.82%) WebSphere Developer
6 4 (4.82%) Analyst
6 4 (4.82%) Technical Tester
7 3 (3.61%) Deployment Manager
7 3 (3.61%) Security Consultant
7 3 (3.61%) Technical Consultant
7 3 (3.61%) UI Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (28.92%) Middleware
2 23 (27.71%) JMS
3 20 (24.10%) XML
4 19 (22.89%) SOAP
5 16 (19.28%) HTML
6 13 (15.66%) .NET
6 13 (15.66%) CSS
6 13 (15.66%) WebSphere MQ
6 13 (15.66%) REST
7 11 (13.25%) WSDL
8 10 (12.05%) Web Services
9 8 (9.64%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 5 (6.02%) CSS3
10 5 (6.02%) HTML5
10 5 (6.02%) AngularJS
11 4 (4.82%) React
11 4 (4.82%) Ajax
11 4 (4.82%) .NET Framework
11 4 (4.82%) DOM
12 3 (3.61%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 23 (27.71%) DataPower
2 13 (15.66%) Client/Server
3 9 (10.84%) Analytical Skills
4 7 (8.43%) Clustering
4 7 (8.43%) Cryptography
5 6 (7.23%) Data Centre
6 5 (6.02%) Management Information System
7 3 (3.61%) Graphic Design
7 3 (3.61%) Computer Science
7 3 (3.61%) PKI
7 3 (3.61%) Algorithms
7 3 (3.61%) Mobile Payment
7 3 (3.61%) Public Cloud
8 2 (2.41%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
8 2 (2.41%) Data Integration
8 2 (2.41%) User Experience
9 1 (1.20%) Private Cloud
9 1 (1.20%) Smart Meter
9 1 (1.20%) Mobile App
9 1 (1.20%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 36 (43.37%) Windows
2 24 (28.92%) Linux
3 10 (12.05%) UNIX
3 10 (12.05%) Windows 7
4 9 (10.84%) AIX
4 9 (10.84%) Solaris
5 3 (3.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.20%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (20.48%) Project Management
2 15 (18.07%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (14.46%) Load Balancing
4 11 (13.25%) High Availability
4 11 (13.25%) Low Latency
5 7 (8.43%) Continuous Improvement
5 7 (8.43%) Service Management
5 7 (8.43%) Configuration Management
6 6 (7.23%) Stakeholder Management
7 5 (6.02%) Software Engineering
7 5 (6.02%) ITIL
7 5 (6.02%) MVC
7 5 (6.02%) Migration
7 5 (6.02%) Mentoring
8 4 (4.82%) Garbage Collection
8 4 (4.82%) SDLC
8 4 (4.82%) Memory Management
8 4 (4.82%) Time Management
8 4 (4.82%) Test Planning
8 4 (4.82%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 15 (18.07%) JavaScript
2 14 (16.87%) C++
3 11 (13.25%) Java
4 10 (12.05%) C#
5 8 (9.64%) SQL
6 7 (8.43%) VB
6 7 (8.43%) Python
7 6 (7.23%) PowerShell
8 5 (6.02%) VB.NET
8 5 (6.02%) VBScript
8 5 (6.02%) C
9 4 (4.82%) Shell Script
10 3 (3.61%) PHP
10 3 (3.61%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.41%) Perl
11 2 (2.41%) Jython
11 2 (2.41%) Ruby
12 1 (1.20%) XPath
12 1 (1.20%) Groovy
12 1 (1.20%) Scala
Qualifications
1 8 (9.64%) Cisco Certification
2 7 (8.43%) IBM Certification
3 6 (7.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.23%) CCNA
3 6 (7.23%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (7.23%) MCITP
4 5 (6.02%) Degree
5 2 (2.41%) CCNP
5 2 (2.41%) ISTQB
5 2 (2.41%) ISEB
5 2 (2.41%) CISSP
5 2 (2.41%) MBA
5 2 (2.41%) CCSA
5 2 (2.41%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.61%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.41%) QA
System Software
1 12 (14.46%) Active Directory
2 7 (8.43%) Hyper-V
3 6 (7.23%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (3.61%) Oracle RAC
5 2 (2.41%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 4 (4.82%) CA Single Sign-On
2 3 (3.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
3 2 (2.41%) SCCM
3 2 (2.41%) FortiGate
3 2 (2.41%) nmon
Vendors
1 26 (31.33%) IBM
2 19 (22.89%) Cisco
3 12 (14.46%) Microsoft
3 12 (14.46%) CheckPoint
4 10 (12.05%) Oracle
5 6 (7.23%) VMware
6 5 (6.02%) F5
6 5 (6.02%) CA
7 3 (3.61%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.41%) TIBCO
8 2 (2.41%) SAP
8 2 (2.41%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.20%) Adobe
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