The first table below looks at the demand 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 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Cheshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 51 59 54
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -5
Contract jobs citing HTTP 22 7 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 2.58% 0.94% 0.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 16.79% 5.69% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 5 1
Average daily rate £400 £325 £435
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -25.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £344 £325
% change year-on-year
+9.09% +5.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.59 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-57.75% +18.36%
Communications & Networking Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
131 123 140
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 15.38% 16.49% 20.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 49 66
Average daily rate £340 £331 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.64% -5.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £133 £224 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £530 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 13 9
Average hourly rate £31.56 £20.00 £14.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+57.77% +42.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.03 £9.20 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £55.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £28.25
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -20.35%
HTTP
North West

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cheshire

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the Cheshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram 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 16 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
Warrington - 3 £475 - 1
Knutsford - 1 - - 2
HTTP
North West

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 (58.62%) Java
2 14 (48.28%) Firewall
2 14 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (41.38%) Linux
3 12 (41.38%) DNS
4 11 (37.93%) WebSphere
5 10 (34.48%) Open Source
5 10 (34.48%) Configuration Management
5 10 (34.48%) SOAP
5 10 (34.48%) Web Services
5 10 (34.48%) HTML
5 10 (34.48%) CSS
5 10 (34.48%) Puppet
6 9 (31.03%) XML
7 8 (27.59%) Servlets
7 8 (27.59%) UNIX
7 8 (27.59%) JUnit
7 8 (27.59%) DHCP
7 8 (27.59%) Maven
7 8 (27.59%) Ruby
7 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
8 7 (24.14%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (24.14%) Vagrant
8 7 (24.14%) CentOS
8 7 (24.14%) RightScale
8 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
8 7 (24.14%) Hudson
8 7 (24.14%) OpenStack
8 7 (24.14%) Route 53
8 7 (24.14%) Big Data

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Cheshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 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 11 (37.93%) WebSphere
2 7 (24.14%) OpenStack
2 7 (24.14%) Jetty
2 7 (24.14%) nginx
2 7 (24.14%) Apache
2 7 (24.14%) Tomcat
3 1 (3.45%) Mule
3 1 (3.45%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 7 (24.14%) Amazon ELB
1 7 (24.14%) Route 53
1 7 (24.14%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (24.14%) Amazon S3
1 7 (24.14%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.45%) SaaS
2 1 (3.45%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (48.28%) Firewall
2 12 (41.38%) DNS
3 8 (27.59%) DHCP
4 5 (17.24%) TCP/IP
4 5 (17.24%) LAN
5 4 (13.79%) SSL
5 4 (13.79%) Internet
5 4 (13.79%) NetScaler
6 3 (10.34%) Cisco IOS
6 3 (10.34%) OSPF
6 3 (10.34%) EIGRP
7 2 (6.90%) WAN
8 1 (3.45%) Structured Cabling
8 1 (3.45%) Cisco PIX
8 1 (3.45%) VLAN
8 1 (3.45%) Wireless
8 1 (3.45%) LDAP
8 1 (3.45%) SMTP
8 1 (3.45%) VPN
8 1 (3.45%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (24.14%) Big Data
1 7 (24.14%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle Database
3 3 (10.34%) Relational Database
4 2 (6.90%) RDBMS
4 2 (6.90%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (6.90%) Informix
4 2 (6.90%) DB2
5 1 (3.45%) MongoDB
5 1 (3.45%) NoSQL
5 1 (3.45%) Couchbase
5 1 (3.45%) CouchDB
5 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (27.59%) JUnit
1 8 (27.59%) Maven
1 8 (27.59%) Jenkins
2 7 (24.14%) Cucumber
2 7 (24.14%) Hudson
3 3 (10.34%) JIRA
4 1 (3.45%) Gradle
4 1 (3.45%) Subversion
4 1 (3.45%) Ant
4 1 (3.45%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (13.79%) Finance
2 3 (10.34%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (41.38%) Developer
2 7 (24.14%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Network Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (10.34%) ServiceNow Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Administrator
5 1 (3.45%) Web Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Web Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Applications Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) Senior Operations Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) WebSphere Engineer
5 1 (3.45%) .NET Developer
5 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (34.48%) SOAP
1 10 (34.48%) Web Services
1 10 (34.48%) HTML
1 10 (34.48%) CSS
2 9 (31.03%) XML
3 8 (27.59%) Servlets
4 6 (20.69%) Spring
5 5 (17.24%) JDBC
6 4 (13.79%) WSDL
6 4 (13.79%) JAX-RPC
6 4 (13.79%) J2EE
6 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
6 4 (13.79%) JSON
7 3 (10.34%) RESTful
7 3 (10.34%) XSL
8 2 (6.90%) XML Schema
8 2 (6.90%) XSLT
8 2 (6.90%) JSP
8 2 (6.90%) JAX-WS
8 2 (6.90%) Apache Axis
Miscellaneous
1 10 (34.48%) Open Source
2 3 (10.34%) Online Banking
3 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
4 1 (3.45%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (3.45%) RIA
4 1 (3.45%) Web 2.0
4 1 (3.45%) Client/Server
4 1 (3.45%) N-Tier
4 1 (3.45%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 12 (41.38%) Linux
2 8 (27.59%) UNIX
3 7 (24.14%) CentOS
4 5 (17.24%) Windows
5 2 (6.90%) Windows Server 2003
5 2 (6.90%) Ubuntu
6 1 (3.45%) Android
6 1 (3.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (48.28%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (34.48%) Configuration Management
3 7 (24.14%) JVM Tuning
3 7 (24.14%) Performance Testing
4 6 (20.69%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (17.24%) TDD
6 4 (13.79%) E-Commerce
6 4 (13.79%) Scrum
6 4 (13.79%) ITSM
7 3 (10.34%) Capacity Planning
7 3 (10.34%) Network Load Balancing
8 2 (6.90%) MVC
8 2 (6.90%) Integration Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Load Balancing
8 2 (6.90%) Web Application Development
9 1 (3.45%) BDD
9 1 (3.45%) Waterfall
9 1 (3.45%) Network Management
9 1 (3.45%) ATDD
9 1 (3.45%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 17 (58.62%) Java
2 8 (27.59%) Ruby
3 7 (24.14%) JavaScript
3 7 (24.14%) SQL
4 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
4 2 (6.90%) C#
5 1 (3.45%) XPath
5 1 (3.45%) C++
5 1 (3.45%) C
5 1 (3.45%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.45%) PHP
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (13.79%) CCNP
2 3 (10.34%) CCIP
3 2 (6.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.45%) QA
System Software
1 2 (6.90%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (34.48%) Puppet
2 7 (24.14%) Vagrant
3 3 (10.34%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 7 (24.14%) RightScale
1 7 (24.14%) Red Hat
2 4 (13.79%) Cisco
2 4 (13.79%) Oracle
2 4 (13.79%) F5
3 3 (10.34%) ServiceNow
3 3 (10.34%) Riverbed
3 3 (10.34%) Citrix
4 2 (6.90%) IBM
4 2 (6.90%) Sybase
5 1 (3.45%) Blue Coat
5 1 (3.45%) Perforce
5 1 (3.45%) JBoss
5 1 (3.45%) Sun
5 1 (3.45%) Juniper