The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire 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 53 63 61
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -2
Contract jobs citing HTTP 11 11 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 1.41% 1.12% 0.79%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.75% 6.59% 3.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 5 3
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£363 £363 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +45.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £343 £194
10% offered a daily rate of more than £385 £405 £310
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £10.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -5.06%
HTTP
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Cheshire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
142 167 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 18.21% 16.97% 19.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 79 91
Average daily rate £345 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.75% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £226 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £471 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 18 22
Average hourly rate £18.00 £21.00 £18.68
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-14.28% +12.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £12.50 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £31.56 £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 Cheshire

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HTTP across the Cheshire region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HTTP across the Cheshire region.

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HTTP across the Cheshire region.

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in Cheshire

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in Cheshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the Cheshire 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
Chester +11 4 £376 +1.83% 7
Warrington -14 4 £356 +5.55%
Runcorn - 2 - - 1
Crewe - 2 - -
Ellesmere Port - - - -
Northwich - - - -
Wilmslow - - - - 1
HTTP
North West

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 17 (73.91%) Java
2 11 (47.83%) Web Services
3 10 (43.48%) WebSphere
4 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
4 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
5 7 (30.43%) XML
5 7 (30.43%) SOAP
5 7 (30.43%) Linux
5 7 (30.43%) FTP
5 7 (30.43%) IBM
5 7 (30.43%) TDD
6 6 (26.09%) Spring
6 6 (26.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
6 6 (26.09%) WebSphere MQ
6 6 (26.09%) HTML
6 6 (26.09%) Oracle
6 6 (26.09%) BDD
6 6 (26.09%) REST
7 5 (21.74%) C#
7 5 (21.74%) Finance
7 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
8 4 (17.39%) Migration
8 4 (17.39%) Maven
8 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
8 4 (17.39%) J2EE
8 4 (17.39%) Servlets
8 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
8 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
8 4 (17.39%) MVVM
9 3 (13.04%) Puppet

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cheshire 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 (43.48%) WebSphere
2 3 (13.04%) Tomcat
3 2 (8.70%) Jetty
3 2 (8.70%) nginx
3 2 (8.70%) Apache
3 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
4 1 (4.35%) Node.js
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) Oracle Application Server
4 1 (4.35%) IBM HTTP Server
Applications
1 1 (4.35%) MS Visio
1 1 (4.35%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon ELB
1 2 (8.70%) Route 53
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon S3
1 2 (8.70%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (8.70%) SaaS
1 2 (8.70%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (30.43%) FTP
2 3 (13.04%) DNS
3 2 (8.70%) Firewall
3 2 (8.70%) DHCP
4 1 (4.35%) Internet
4 1 (4.35%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.04%) Relational Database
2 2 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
2 2 (8.70%) Couchbase
2 2 (8.70%) Big Data
2 2 (8.70%) CouchDB
2 2 (8.70%) NoSQL
3 1 (4.35%) Hazelcast
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database 12c
3 1 (4.35%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) RDBMS
3 1 (4.35%) Informix
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Maven
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
1 4 (17.39%) Jenkins
2 3 (13.04%) Cucumber
2 3 (13.04%) JUnit
3 2 (8.70%) Ant
3 2 (8.70%) Hudson
4 1 (4.35%) MSTest
4 1 (4.35%) Mockito
4 1 (4.35%) OpenSTA
4 1 (4.35%) Gradle
4 1 (4.35%) SpecFlow
4 1 (4.35%) LoadUI
4 1 (4.35%) LoadRunner
4 1 (4.35%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.35%) TeamCity
4 1 (4.35%) Selenium
4 1 (4.35%) JIRA
4 1 (4.35%) NUnit
4 1 (4.35%) Introscope
General
1 5 (21.74%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Banking
Job Titles
1 14 (60.87%) Developer
2 5 (21.74%) Java Developer
3 4 (17.39%) Consultant
4 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Developer
4 3 (13.04%) JavaScript Developer
4 3 (13.04%) Web Developer
4 3 (13.04%) WebSphere Consultant
5 2 (8.70%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 2 (8.70%) Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Cloud Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Designer
6 1 (4.35%) Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) Analyst Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) Programmer
6 1 (4.35%) webMethods Analyst
6 1 (4.35%) J2EE Software Engineer
6 1 (4.35%) C# Developer
6 1 (4.35%) J2EE Developer
6 1 (4.35%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (47.83%) Web Services
2 7 (30.43%) XML
2 7 (30.43%) SOAP
3 6 (26.09%) Spring
3 6 (26.09%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 6 (26.09%) WebSphere MQ
3 6 (26.09%) HTML
3 6 (26.09%) REST
4 4 (17.39%) J2EE
4 4 (17.39%) Servlets
5 3 (13.04%) XHR
5 3 (13.04%) XSLT
5 3 (13.04%) CSS
6 2 (8.70%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (8.70%) Spring MVC
6 2 (8.70%) JAX-WS
6 2 (8.70%) RESTful
6 2 (8.70%) JDBC
6 2 (8.70%) ASP.NET
7 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (13.04%) Open Source
2 2 (8.70%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.35%) User Experience
3 1 (4.35%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.35%) Online Banking
Operating Systems
1 7 (30.43%) Linux
2 3 (13.04%) UNIX
2 3 (13.04%) Windows
3 2 (8.70%) CentOS
4 1 (4.35%) Solaris
4 1 (4.35%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.35%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (39.13%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (30.43%) TDD
3 6 (26.09%) BDD
4 5 (21.74%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (17.39%) Migration
5 4 (17.39%) MVVM
6 3 (13.04%) DevOps
6 3 (13.04%) Business Intelligence
6 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) MVC
7 2 (8.70%) Workflow
7 2 (8.70%) SOA
7 2 (8.70%) Configuration Management
7 2 (8.70%) JVM Tuning
7 2 (8.70%) ATDD
8 1 (4.35%) Web Application Development
8 1 (4.35%) User Stories
8 1 (4.35%) B2B
8 1 (4.35%) B2C
8 1 (4.35%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 17 (73.91%) Java
2 9 (39.13%) JavaScript
3 5 (21.74%) C#
4 3 (13.04%) SQL
4 3 (13.04%) XPath
4 3 (13.04%) Ruby
5 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.35%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.70%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.35%) ISEB
3 1 (4.35%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (13.04%) Puppet
1 3 (13.04%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (30.43%) IBM
2 6 (26.09%) Oracle
3 4 (17.39%) Red Hat
4 2 (8.70%) RightScale
5 1 (4.35%) webMethods
5 1 (4.35%) Compuware
5 1 (4.35%) HP
5 1 (4.35%) SAP
5 1 (4.35%) Perforce
Chester, Cheshire
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