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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 86 92 86
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -6
Contract jobs citing HTTP 41 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 1.55% 1.46% 1.32%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.98% 6.40% 4.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 16 6
Average daily rate
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£378 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £278 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 5
Average hourly rate £39.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +59.29%
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
686 594 619
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 25.93% 22.84% 29.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 307 221 177
Average daily rate £350 £375 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +23.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £468 £475 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 38 35
Average hourly rate £36.00 £26.10 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -25.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.50 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £180.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -11.11%

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 30 January 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 30 January 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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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 - 11 £307 - 10
Bracknell +9 10 £378 -16.11% 2
Reading -4 7 £388 -0.64% 9
Maidenhead -1 1 £398 -0.62% 1
Newbury - - - -
Windsor - - - - 4
HTTP
South East

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 24 (35.29%) DNS
2 23 (33.82%) Linux
3 22 (32.35%) HTML
4 21 (30.88%) Java
5 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (26.47%) Windows
7 16 (23.53%) UNIX
7 16 (23.53%) JavaScript
7 16 (23.53%) Telecoms
8 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
9 14 (20.59%) Internet
9 14 (20.59%) RESTful
9 14 (20.59%) User Stories
10 13 (19.12%) Apache
11 12 (17.65%) SQL
11 12 (17.65%) CSS
11 12 (17.65%) SOAP
11 12 (17.65%) SMTP
11 12 (17.65%) SSL
11 12 (17.65%) IBM
11 12 (17.65%) TDD
11 12 (17.65%) User Experience
12 11 (16.18%) FTP
12 11 (16.18%) XML
13 9 (13.24%) E-Commerce
13 9 (13.24%) HTTPS
13 9 (13.24%) HTML5
13 9 (13.24%) Web Development
13 9 (13.24%) CSS3
13 9 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 13 (19.12%) Apache
2 7 (10.29%) WebSphere
3 6 (8.82%) Adobe CQ
3 6 (8.82%) IBM HTTP Server
3 6 (8.82%) WebSphere Application Server
3 6 (8.82%) IIS
4 2 (2.94%) WebLogic
5 1 (1.47%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.47%) JBoss
Applications
1 3 (4.41%) MS Office
2 2 (2.94%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.47%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 24 (35.29%) DNS
2 15 (22.06%) TCP/IP
3 14 (20.59%) Internet
4 12 (17.65%) SMTP
4 12 (17.65%) SSL
5 11 (16.18%) FTP
6 9 (13.24%) HTTPS
7 7 (10.29%) 3G
7 7 (10.29%) 4G
8 6 (8.82%) LTE
8 6 (8.82%) SCCP
8 6 (8.82%) INAP
8 6 (8.82%) GSM
9 5 (7.35%) LAN
9 5 (7.35%) WAN
10 4 (5.88%) Firewall
10 4 (5.88%) 2G
10 4 (5.88%) XCAP
10 4 (5.88%) MGW
10 4 (5.88%) SCTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (10.29%) MySQL
2 6 (8.82%) MongoDB
2 6 (8.82%) NoSQL
3 5 (7.35%) DB2
3 5 (7.35%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.41%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.94%) RDBMS
6 2 (2.94%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (8.82%) Introscope
1 6 (8.82%) JIRA
2 3 (4.41%) Visual Studio
2 3 (4.41%) XMLSpy
2 3 (4.41%) Git (software)
2 3 (4.41%) Subversion
3 2 (2.94%) Fiddler
3 2 (2.94%) JUnit
4 1 (1.47%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 16 (23.53%) Telecoms
2 7 (10.29%) Back Office
3 6 (8.82%) Retail
4 3 (4.41%) Marketing
4 3 (4.41%) Manufacturing
4 3 (4.41%) Front Office
5 2 (2.94%) Finance
5 2 (2.94%) Billing
6 1 (1.47%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 20 (29.41%) Developer
2 7 (10.29%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 6 (8.82%) Analyst
3 6 (8.82%) Business Analyst
3 6 (8.82%) Java Developer
3 6 (8.82%) WebSphere Engineer
3 6 (8.82%) JavaScript Developer
3 6 (8.82%) Agile Business Analyst
4 5 (7.35%) Support Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Customer Engineer
5 4 (5.88%) Technical Manager
5 4 (5.88%) Web Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Web Support Engineer
6 3 (4.41%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (4.41%) Administrator
7 2 (2.94%) Senior Developer
7 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Project Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Technical Project Manager
7 2 (2.94%) Infrastructure Manager
7 2 (2.94%) webMethods Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (32.35%) HTML
2 14 (20.59%) RESTful
3 12 (17.65%) CSS
3 12 (17.65%) SOAP
4 11 (16.18%) XML
5 9 (13.24%) HTML5
5 9 (13.24%) CSS3
6 8 (11.76%) DOM
7 7 (10.29%) WebSphere MQ
8 6 (8.82%) AngularJS
8 6 (8.82%) Worklight
8 6 (8.82%) REST
8 6 (8.82%) Backbone.js
8 6 (8.82%) Dojo
8 6 (8.82%) .NET
8 6 (8.82%) JMS
9 5 (7.35%) ASP.NET
10 3 (4.41%) XHTML
10 3 (4.41%) J2EE
10 3 (4.41%) APPC
Miscellaneous
1 12 (17.65%) User Experience
2 7 (10.29%) Mobile App
3 6 (8.82%) Web 2.0
4 3 (4.41%) iSeries
4 3 (4.41%) Open Source
4 3 (4.41%) AS400
5 2 (2.94%) Video on Demand
5 2 (2.94%) Streaming Media
5 2 (2.94%) IPTV
5 2 (2.94%) Mainframe
5 2 (2.94%) Client/Server
5 2 (2.94%) MPEG
5 2 (2.94%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.47%) DTV
6 1 (1.47%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.47%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 23 (33.82%) Linux
2 18 (26.47%) Windows
3 16 (23.53%) UNIX
4 8 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 6 (8.82%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
5 6 (8.82%) Windows 7
6 5 (7.35%) Solaris
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 3 (4.41%) Windows XP
7 3 (4.41%) OS/400
7 3 (4.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.41%) i5/OS
8 1 (1.47%) HPUX
8 1 (1.47%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (27.94%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.59%) User Stories
3 12 (17.65%) TDD
4 9 (13.24%) E-Commerce
4 9 (13.24%) Web Development
4 9 (13.24%) Continuous Improvement
5 8 (11.76%) OO
6 7 (10.29%) Scrum
7 6 (8.82%) Analytics
7 6 (8.82%) Feature Driven Development
7 6 (8.82%) Extreme Programming
7 6 (8.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 6 (8.82%) SEO
7 6 (8.82%) Pair Programming
7 6 (8.82%) Web Analytics
7 6 (8.82%) BDD
8 5 (7.35%) Project Management
8 5 (7.35%) Service Delivery
9 4 (5.88%) Service Management
9 4 (5.88%) UML
Programming Languages
1 21 (30.88%) Java
2 16 (23.53%) JavaScript
3 12 (17.65%) SQL
4 8 (11.76%) Python
5 7 (10.29%) Perl
5 7 (10.29%) PHP
6 6 (8.82%) Jython
6 6 (8.82%) Groovy
6 6 (8.82%) Scala
6 6 (8.82%) Shell Script
7 3 (4.41%) RPG
7 3 (4.41%) C
7 3 (4.41%) C#
7 3 (4.41%) C++
7 3 (4.41%) COBOL
7 3 (4.41%) PowerShell
8 2 (2.94%) Ruby
8 2 (2.94%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.47%) ActionScript
9 1 (1.47%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (5.88%) Degree
2 3 (4.41%) IBM Certification
3 2 (2.94%) MCTS
3 2 (2.94%) MCITP
3 2 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (1.47%) PMP
4 1 (1.47%) PMI Certification
4 1 (1.47%) CCNP
4 1 (1.47%) CCNA
4 1 (1.47%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.47%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.94%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (4.41%) PowerHA
1 3 (4.41%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.94%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 3 (4.41%) Tivoli NetView
2 2 (2.94%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 12 (17.65%) IBM
2 8 (11.76%) Red Hat
3 6 (8.82%) AppDynamics
3 6 (8.82%) Adobe
3 6 (8.82%) Oracle
4 5 (7.35%) Cisco
5 4 (5.88%) webMethods
5 4 (5.88%) CheckPoint
5 4 (5.88%) Remedy
5 4 (5.88%) Software AG
5 4 (5.88%) Sybase
5 4 (5.88%) ServiceNow
6 3 (4.41%) F5
6 3 (4.41%) Microsoft
6 3 (4.41%) NetIQ
6 3 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
7 2 (2.94%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.94%) HP
8 1 (1.47%) SAP
8 1 (1.47%) Ericsson
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