The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank - 22 28
Contract jobs citing HTTP 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - 1.41% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 7.41% 7.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Average daily rate
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- £331 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -11.66%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.64 £50.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-32.72% +90.47%
HTTP
Cheshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
14 27 38
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 9.33% 19.01% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 4 13
Average daily rate £438 £350 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% +27.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £150 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £400 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 9
Average hourly rate £16.84 £38.25 £31.56
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.97% +21.21%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in Chester

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Chester

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 5 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 3 (60.00%) ActionScript
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) EDI
2 3 (60.00%) JMS
2 3 (60.00%) SMTP
2 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
2 3 (60.00%) EDIFACT
2 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 3 (60.00%) WCF
3 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 2 (40.00%) Firewall
3 2 (40.00%) DNS
3 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (20.00%) Open Source
4 1 (20.00%) QA
4 1 (20.00%) CentOS
4 1 (20.00%) nginx
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (20.00%) Amazon S3
4 1 (20.00%) RightScale
4 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
4 1 (20.00%) Puppet
4 1 (20.00%) Network Management
4 1 (20.00%) Hudson
4 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
4 1 (20.00%) Route 53

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Chester 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 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (20.00%) WebSphere
2 1 (20.00%) Jetty
2 1 (20.00%) nginx
2 1 (20.00%) OpenStack
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (20.00%) Route 53
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (20.00%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 3 (60.00%) SMTP
2 2 (40.00%) DNS
2 2 (40.00%) Firewall
2 2 (40.00%) Network Security
3 1 (20.00%) LAN
3 1 (20.00%) OSPF
3 1 (20.00%) BGP
3 1 (20.00%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (20.00%) Big Data
2 1 (20.00%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) JUnit
1 1 (20.00%) Maven
1 1 (20.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (20.00%) Hudson
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
1 3 (60.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) EDI
1 3 (60.00%) JMS
1 3 (60.00%) EDIFACT
1 3 (60.00%) WCF
2 1 (20.00%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Clustering
2 1 (20.00%) Private Cloud
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
1 1 (20.00%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Load Balancing
2 1 (20.00%) Performance Testing
2 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (20.00%) Open Source
2 1 (20.00%) Network Management
2 1 (20.00%) JVM Tuning
2 1 (20.00%) DevOps
2 1 (20.00%) Auto-Scaling
2 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (20.00%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) ActionScript
1 3 (60.00%) ActionScript 2.0
2 2 (40.00%) Ruby
3 1 (20.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) CCNP
1 1 (20.00%) CCNA
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Puppet
1 1 (20.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Cisco
1 1 (20.00%) Red Hat
1 1 (20.00%) RightScale