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 19 December 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
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 101 68 91
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +23
Contract jobs citing HTTP 25 62 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.94% 2.41% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.81% 10.56% 4.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 39 11
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£308 £400 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.12% +8.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £379 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £429 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 5
Average hourly rate £39.50 £37.50 £47.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.33% -21.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -5.06%
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
656 587 782
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.76% 22.78% 31.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 286 227 233
Average daily rate £350 £375 £315
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +19.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 34 36
Average hourly rate £39.50 £30.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+31.66% -14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £14.70 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £37.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

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 19 December 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 19 December 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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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
Slough - 8 £308 - 4
Reading -17 7 £300 -27.27% 5
Bracknell -2 4 £325 -27.66% 5
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Windsor - - - - 1
HTTP
South East

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 21 (36.84%) Internet
2 18 (31.58%) DNS
3 17 (29.82%) HTML
3 17 (29.82%) Windows
4 15 (26.32%) Linux
4 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
4 15 (26.32%) Telecoms
5 14 (24.56%) FTP
6 13 (22.81%) SQL
7 12 (21.05%) CSS
7 12 (21.05%) UNIX
7 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
7 12 (21.05%) HTTPS
8 11 (19.30%) SMTP
8 11 (19.30%) SSL
8 11 (19.30%) GSM
8 11 (19.30%) Java
8 11 (19.30%) 4G
9 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (17.54%) .NET
9 10 (17.54%) IIS
10 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET
10 9 (15.79%) RESTful
10 9 (15.79%) User Stories
11 8 (14.04%) E-Commerce
11 8 (14.04%) XML
12 7 (12.28%) Solaris
12 7 (12.28%) MySQL
12 7 (12.28%) Oracle
12 7 (12.28%) HP

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 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 10 (17.54%) IIS
2 6 (10.53%) Apache
3 2 (3.51%) WebSphere
3 2 (3.51%) WebLogic
4 1 (1.75%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.75%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (1.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.75%) CMS
4 1 (1.75%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.75%) TIBCO EMS
4 1 (1.75%) Adobe CQ
Applications
1 4 (7.02%) MS Office
2 1 (1.75%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.75%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) BusinessWorks
1 1 (1.75%) CSG Singleview
1 1 (1.75%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.51%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.75%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 21 (36.84%) Internet
2 18 (31.58%) DNS
3 14 (24.56%) FTP
4 12 (21.05%) TCP/IP
4 12 (21.05%) HTTPS
5 11 (19.30%) SMTP
5 11 (19.30%) SSL
5 11 (19.30%) GSM
5 11 (19.30%) 4G
6 7 (12.28%) 3G
6 7 (12.28%) SCCP
6 7 (12.28%) INAP
6 7 (12.28%) LTE
7 6 (10.53%) UMTS
8 5 (8.77%) LDAP
9 4 (7.02%) XCAP
9 4 (7.02%) M3UA
9 4 (7.02%) MGW
9 4 (7.02%) SCTP
9 4 (7.02%) IMAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) MySQL
2 5 (8.77%) SQL Server
2 5 (8.77%) PostgreSQL
2 5 (8.77%) MongoDB
2 5 (8.77%) NoSQL
3 3 (5.26%) Data Warehouse
3 3 (5.26%) DB2
4 2 (3.51%) Relational Database
4 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 5 (8.77%) JIRA
2 4 (7.02%) Subversion
3 3 (5.26%) Visual Studio
3 3 (5.26%) Git (software)
4 2 (3.51%) Fiddler
4 2 (3.51%) XMLSpy
5 1 (1.75%) Ant
5 1 (1.75%) Introscope
5 1 (1.75%) Maven
5 1 (1.75%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
5 1 (1.75%) Trac
5 1 (1.75%) WinDbg
General
1 15 (26.32%) Telecoms
2 6 (10.53%) Retail
3 4 (7.02%) Manufacturing
4 3 (5.26%) Marketing
5 2 (3.51%) Back Office
5 2 (3.51%) Billing
6 1 (1.75%) Electronics
6 1 (1.75%) Finance
6 1 (1.75%) Legal
Job Titles
1 11 (19.30%) Developer
2 6 (10.53%) Analyst
3 5 (8.77%) Business Analyst
3 5 (8.77%) Agile Business Analyst
4 4 (7.02%) Customer Engineer
4 4 (7.02%) Test Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.26%) Administrator
5 3 (5.26%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (5.26%) Designer
5 3 (5.26%) SOA Designer
6 2 (3.51%) IP Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) NOC Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) JavaScript Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Senior Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Architect
6 2 (3.51%) Java Developer
6 2 (3.51%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 2 (3.51%) Technical Manager
6 2 (3.51%) Security Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 17 (29.82%) HTML
2 12 (21.05%) CSS
3 10 (17.54%) .NET
4 9 (15.79%) ASP.NET
4 9 (15.79%) RESTful
5 8 (14.04%) XML
6 6 (10.53%) SOAP
7 5 (8.77%) JMS
7 5 (8.77%) CSS3
7 5 (8.77%) HTML5
8 4 (7.02%) WAP
8 4 (7.02%) WML
8 4 (7.02%) DOM
9 3 (5.26%) APPC
9 3 (5.26%) LAMP
9 3 (5.26%) jQuery
10 2 (3.51%) REST
10 2 (3.51%) FastCGI
10 2 (3.51%) Windows Identity Foundation
10 2 (3.51%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 7 (12.28%) User Experience
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Web 2.0
4 4 (7.02%) Smart Meter
5 3 (5.26%) AS400
5 3 (5.26%) iSeries
5 3 (5.26%) Mobile App
6 2 (3.51%) Open Source
6 2 (3.51%) Video on Demand
6 2 (3.51%) Streaming Media
6 2 (3.51%) IPTV
6 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.51%) DTV
6 2 (3.51%) Client/Server
6 2 (3.51%) MPEG
7 1 (1.75%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 17 (29.82%) Windows
2 15 (26.32%) Linux
3 12 (21.05%) UNIX
4 7 (12.28%) Solaris
4 7 (12.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (7.02%) Windows 7
6 3 (5.26%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.26%) OS/400
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
6 3 (5.26%) i5/OS
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
7 2 (3.51%) HPUX
8 1 (1.75%) FreeBSD
8 1 (1.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (17.54%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (15.79%) User Stories
3 8 (14.04%) E-Commerce
4 7 (12.28%) Web Development
5 6 (10.53%) Scrum
6 5 (8.77%) Extreme Programming
6 5 (8.77%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (8.77%) TDD
6 5 (8.77%) Pair Programming
6 5 (8.77%) SEO
6 5 (8.77%) Web Analytics
6 5 (8.77%) Analytics
6 5 (8.77%) Feature Driven Development
6 5 (8.77%) BDD
7 4 (7.02%) Service Management
7 4 (7.02%) Project Management
7 4 (7.02%) ITIL
8 3 (5.26%) UML
8 3 (5.26%) Data Modelling
8 3 (5.26%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 15 (26.32%) JavaScript
2 13 (22.81%) SQL
3 11 (19.30%) Java
4 5 (8.77%) PHP
4 5 (8.77%) Groovy
4 5 (8.77%) Scala
5 4 (7.02%) Python
6 3 (5.26%) RPG
6 3 (5.26%) C
6 3 (5.26%) C#
6 3 (5.26%) C++
6 3 (5.26%) COBOL
6 3 (5.26%) PowerShell
7 2 (3.51%) Ruby
7 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.51%) T-SQL
8 1 (1.75%) ActionScript
8 1 (1.75%) Perl
8 1 (1.75%) AWK
8 1 (1.75%) Jython
Qualifications
1 6 (10.53%) Degree
2 5 (8.77%) Cisco Certification
3 3 (5.26%) IBM Certification
3 3 (5.26%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (3.51%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
4 2 (3.51%) MCTS
4 2 (3.51%) MCITP
4 2 (3.51%) ISEB
5 1 (1.75%) MCSE
5 1 (1.75%) CCNP
5 1 (1.75%) CCNA
5 1 (1.75%) PMP
5 1 (1.75%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.75%) ISTQB
5 1 (1.75%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.26%) SLA
2 1 (1.75%) QA
System Software
1 3 (5.26%) PowerHA
2 2 (3.51%) ProxySG
3 1 (1.75%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 3 (5.26%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (3.51%) FortiGate
3 1 (1.75%) Nagios
Vendors
1 7 (12.28%) Oracle
1 7 (12.28%) HP
1 7 (12.28%) Cisco
1 7 (12.28%) IBM
1 7 (12.28%) Red Hat
2 5 (8.77%) Microsoft
3 4 (7.02%) ServiceNow
3 4 (7.02%) Remedy
3 4 (7.02%) Sybase
4 3 (5.26%) NetIQ
4 3 (5.26%) Software AG
4 3 (5.26%) webMethods
4 3 (5.26%) F5
5 2 (3.51%) Blue Coat
5 2 (3.51%) CheckPoint
5 2 (3.51%) SAP
6 1 (1.75%) PeopleSoft
6 1 (1.75%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.75%) Ericsson
6 1 (1.75%) Informatica
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