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 April 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.

3 months to
28 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 71 75 105
Rank change year-on-year
+4 +30
Contract jobs citing HTTP 55 51 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 2.20% 1.80% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.97% 7.03% 3.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 30 5
Average daily rate £375 £399 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.95% +59.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £348 £204
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 0
Average hourly rate - £47.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.13 £47.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-13.42% +280.00%
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
613 725 647
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 24.52% 25.62% 23.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 296 309 237
Average daily rate £375 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £150 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £342 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.43% +1.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 21 36
Average hourly rate £27.50 £36.00 £23.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.61% +53.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.90 £32.50 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.50 £180.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.50
% change year-on-year
- +46.34%

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 April 2016.

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 April 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 +11 38 £400 -5.88% 6
Bracknell -2 3 £325 - 2
HTTP
South East

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 44 (50.57%) DNS
2 43 (49.43%) Linux
3 39 (44.83%) SSL
4 36 (41.38%) Windows
5 30 (34.48%) TCP/IP
6 27 (31.03%) .NET
7 26 (29.89%) CSS
8 25 (28.74%) C#
9 24 (27.59%) Web Services
10 23 (26.44%) JavaScript
10 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
11 22 (25.29%) Python
11 22 (25.29%) High Availability
12 21 (24.14%) SMTP
13 20 (22.99%) BGP
13 20 (22.99%) Degree
14 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
15 18 (20.69%) Puppet
15 18 (20.69%) Nagios
15 18 (20.69%) LDAP
16 17 (19.54%) Java
16 17 (19.54%) VB
16 17 (19.54%) Marketing
17 16 (18.39%) Computer Science
17 16 (18.39%) C++
17 16 (18.39%) PHP
17 16 (18.39%) IIS
17 16 (18.39%) VPN
17 16 (18.39%) REST
18 15 (17.24%) OpenStack

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 16 (18.39%) IIS
2 15 (17.24%) Apache
2 15 (17.24%) OpenStack
2 15 (17.24%) WebLogic
3 14 (16.09%) JBoss
4 13 (14.94%) nginx
4 13 (14.94%) Tomcat
5 11 (12.64%) WebSphere
6 6 (6.90%) Node.js
7 5 (5.75%) Drupal
7 5 (5.75%) IBM HTTP Server
7 5 (5.75%) Joomla!
7 5 (5.75%) WordPress
8 4 (4.60%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 3 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
10 1 (1.15%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (1.15%) MQSeries
10 1 (1.15%) SharePoint
Applications
1 14 (16.09%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 2 (2.30%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (1.15%) SAP Business ByDesign
Cloud Services
1 19 (21.84%) Microsoft Azure
2 15 (17.24%) Amazon AWS
3 3 (3.45%) Boomi
4 2 (2.30%) SuccessFactors
5 1 (1.15%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 44 (50.57%) DNS
2 39 (44.83%) SSL
3 30 (34.48%) TCP/IP
4 21 (24.14%) SMTP
5 20 (22.99%) BGP
6 18 (20.69%) LDAP
7 16 (18.39%) VPN
8 14 (16.09%) DHCP
8 14 (16.09%) IPsec
8 14 (16.09%) IPv6
8 14 (16.09%) Software-Defined Networking
9 13 (14.94%) Internet
10 12 (13.79%) HTTPS
11 11 (12.64%) Wireshark
12 9 (10.34%) OSPF
12 9 (10.34%) RIP
12 9 (10.34%) SNMP
13 7 (8.05%) Firewall
14 6 (6.90%) FTP
15 5 (5.75%) FWSM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (14.94%) MySQL
2 7 (8.05%) Relational Database
3 6 (6.90%) DB2
3 6 (6.90%) RDBMS
4 5 (5.75%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (3.45%) Oracle Database
5 3 (3.45%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.15%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (1.15%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 11 (12.64%) Visual Studio
2 7 (8.05%) Git (software)
3 5 (5.75%) Fiddler
3 5 (5.75%) TeamCity
4 3 (3.45%) SoapUI
5 2 (2.30%) Introscope
6 1 (1.15%) HP UFT
6 1 (1.15%) JProfiler
6 1 (1.15%) LoadRunner
6 1 (1.15%) Rational Performance Tester
6 1 (1.15%) Toad
General
1 17 (19.54%) Marketing
2 6 (6.90%) Telecoms
3 4 (4.60%) German Language
4 2 (2.30%) Back Office
4 2 (2.30%) Billing
4 2 (2.30%) Finance
4 2 (2.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 39 (44.83%) Support Engineer
2 14 (16.09%) Developer
3 12 (13.79%) Applications Support
3 12 (13.79%) AWS Engineer
3 12 (13.79%) VMware Engineer
3 12 (13.79%) VMware Support Engineer
4 11 (12.64%) Azure Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) Applications Engineer
5 9 (10.34%) Applications Support Engineer
6 8 (9.20%) Escalation Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) IP Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Linux Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Linux Support
7 7 (8.05%) Linux Support Engineer
7 7 (8.05%) Network Engineer
8 6 (6.90%) Cloud Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Cloud Automation Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) IP Security Engineer
9 5 (5.75%) Network Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (31.03%) .NET
2 26 (29.89%) CSS
3 24 (27.59%) Web Services
4 16 (18.39%) REST
5 15 (17.24%) XML
6 13 (14.94%) LAMP
6 13 (14.94%) LEMP Stack
6 13 (14.94%) MCollective
7 11 (12.64%) .NET Framework
7 11 (12.64%) ASP.NET
7 11 (12.64%) HTML
8 10 (11.49%) Middleware
8 10 (11.49%) SOAP
9 7 (8.05%) IBM Integration Bus
10 6 (6.90%) ASP.NET MVC
10 6 (6.90%) DCOM
10 6 (6.90%) JMS
10 6 (6.90%) WebSphere MQ
11 5 (5.75%) LINQ
11 5 (5.75%) Windows Identity Foundation
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.39%) Computer Science
2 14 (16.09%) Public Cloud
3 9 (10.34%) Client/Server
4 6 (6.90%) DataPower
5 5 (5.75%) Animation
5 5 (5.75%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 5 (5.75%) User Experience
6 3 (3.45%) Data Centre
7 2 (2.30%) Clustering
7 2 (2.30%) Cryptography
8 1 (1.15%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.15%) Analytical Skills
8 1 (1.15%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (1.15%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.15%) Mobile Payment
8 1 (1.15%) PKI
8 1 (1.15%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 43 (49.43%) Linux
2 36 (41.38%) Windows
3 15 (17.24%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (16.09%) Unix
5 13 (14.94%) Windows Server
6 9 (10.34%) Ubuntu
7 3 (3.45%) Solaris
8 2 (2.30%) AIX
9 1 (1.15%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (25.29%) High Availability
2 15 (17.24%) Load Balancing
3 13 (14.94%) Configuration Management
3 13 (14.94%) Mentoring
4 11 (12.64%) MVC
5 10 (11.49%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (11.49%) Presales
5 10 (11.49%) Process Improvement
5 10 (11.49%) Software Testing
5 10 (11.49%) Workflow
6 8 (9.20%) Incident Management
7 7 (8.05%) Web Development
8 5 (5.75%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (5.75%) DDoS Mitigation
8 5 (5.75%) Deep Packet Inspection
8 5 (5.75%) Garbage Collection
8 5 (5.75%) ITIL
8 5 (5.75%) Memory Management
8 5 (5.75%) Open Source
8 5 (5.75%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 25 (28.74%) C#
2 23 (26.44%) JavaScript
3 22 (25.29%) Python
4 17 (19.54%) Java
4 17 (19.54%) VB
5 16 (18.39%) C++
5 16 (18.39%) PHP
6 14 (16.09%) Perl
7 11 (12.64%) VB.NET
8 10 (11.49%) SQL
8 10 (11.49%) VBScript
9 9 (10.34%) C
9 9 (10.34%) PowerShell
10 7 (8.05%) Shell Script
11 6 (6.90%) VB6
12 5 (5.75%) Bash Shell
12 5 (5.75%) Ruby
12 5 (5.75%) T-SQL
13 4 (4.60%) Korn
13 4 (4.60%) sed
Qualifications
1 20 (22.99%) Degree
2 11 (12.64%) Microsoft Certification
3 8 (9.20%) MCSA
3 8 (9.20%) MCSD
3 8 (9.20%) MCSE
4 5 (5.75%) CCNP
4 5 (5.75%) CCSA
4 5 (5.75%) CCSE
4 5 (5.75%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (5.75%) CISSP
5 3 (3.45%) MCITP
5 3 (3.45%) MCTS
6 1 (1.15%) IBM Certification
6 1 (1.15%) ISEB
6 1 (1.15%) ISTQB
6 1 (1.15%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
6 1 (1.15%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 14 (16.09%) Hyper-V
2 13 (14.94%) qmail
2 13 (14.94%) Squid
3 5 (5.75%) ProxySG
4 3 (3.45%) Active Directory
5 1 (1.15%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (1.15%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 18 (20.69%) Nagios
1 18 (20.69%) Puppet
2 13 (14.94%) Cacti
2 13 (14.94%) collectd
2 13 (14.94%) Ganglia
2 13 (14.94%) Graphite
2 13 (14.94%) logstash
2 13 (14.94%) ZABBIX
3 10 (11.49%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 5 (5.75%) Ansible
4 5 (5.75%) FortiGate
5 2 (2.30%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (1.15%) HP SiteScope
6 1 (1.15%) nmon
6 1 (1.15%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (26.44%) Microsoft
2 15 (17.24%) Red Hat
2 15 (17.24%) VMware
3 13 (14.94%) Splunk
4 11 (12.64%) IBM
5 10 (11.49%) Oracle
6 9 (10.34%) Cisco
7 6 (6.90%) F5
8 5 (5.75%) Blue Coat
8 5 (5.75%) CheckPoint
9 4 (4.60%) Ab Initio
9 4 (4.60%) Juniper
10 3 (3.45%) CA
10 3 (3.45%) Dell
11 2 (2.30%) Concur
11 2 (2.30%) Fortinet
11 2 (2.30%) HP
11 2 (2.30%) TIBCO
12 1 (1.15%) AppDynamics
12 1 (1.15%) BEA