The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 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 Chester 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 20 27 20
Rank change year-on-year
+7 -7
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 0.74% 1.27% 2.22%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.85% 5.26% 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
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£263 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-30.00% +7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.25 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+172.22% -25.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
26 38 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 19.12% 24.05% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 12 12
Average daily rate £275 £275 £475
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -42.10%
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 9 1
Average hourly rate £31.50 £30.28 £14.98
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.03% +102.18%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
HTTP
Cheshire

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 25 July 2014, 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 12 (85.71%) DNS
2 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 11 (78.57%) Firewall
3 8 (57.14%) DHCP
3 8 (57.14%) Java
3 8 (57.14%) Performance Testing
3 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
4 7 (50.00%) Jetty
4 7 (50.00%) CentOS
4 7 (50.00%) nginx
4 7 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (50.00%) Amazon S3
4 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
4 7 (50.00%) Open Source
4 7 (50.00%) RightScale
4 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
4 7 (50.00%) Puppet
4 7 (50.00%) Hudson
4 7 (50.00%) OpenStack
4 7 (50.00%) Route 53
4 7 (50.00%) Big Data
4 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 7 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
4 7 (50.00%) Vagrant
4 7 (50.00%) JVM Tuning
4 7 (50.00%) DevOps
4 7 (50.00%) JUnit
4 7 (50.00%) Servlets
4 7 (50.00%) Apache
4 7 (50.00%) Tomcat

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Chester by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 7 (50.00%) Apache
1 7 (50.00%) Tomcat
1 7 (50.00%) WebSphere
1 7 (50.00%) Jetty
1 7 (50.00%) nginx
1 7 (50.00%) OpenStack
Cloud Services
1 7 (50.00%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (50.00%) Amazon S3
1 7 (50.00%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (50.00%) Route 53
1 7 (50.00%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (7.14%) SaaS
2 1 (7.14%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 12 (85.71%) DNS
2 11 (78.57%) Firewall
3 8 (57.14%) DHCP
4 4 (28.57%) LAN
4 4 (28.57%) NetScaler
5 3 (21.43%) EIGRP
5 3 (21.43%) Cisco IOS
5 3 (21.43%) OSPF
6 1 (7.14%) BGP
6 1 (7.14%) DMZ
6 1 (7.14%) Internet
6 1 (7.14%) WAN
6 1 (7.14%) VPN
6 1 (7.14%) Cisco PIX
6 1 (7.14%) Wireless
6 1 (7.14%) VLAN
6 1 (7.14%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (50.00%) Big Data
2 1 (7.14%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) JUnit
1 7 (50.00%) Maven
1 7 (50.00%) Cucumber
1 7 (50.00%) Hudson
1 7 (50.00%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) LoadUI
2 1 (7.14%) OpenSTA
2 1 (7.14%) LoadRunner
2 1 (7.14%) JMeter
General
1 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (28.57%) Network Engineer
2 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 1 (7.14%) Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
3 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
3 1 (7.14%) .NET Developer
3 1 (7.14%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (50.00%) Servlets
2 2 (14.29%) HTML
2 2 (14.29%) .NET
2 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 2 (14.29%) Web Services
3 1 (7.14%) XML
3 1 (7.14%) Flash
3 1 (7.14%) RESTful
3 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (7.14%) Play Framework
3 1 (7.14%) CSS
3 1 (7.14%) JSP
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Open Source
2 1 (7.14%) Firmware
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 7 (50.00%) CentOS
3 4 (28.57%) UNIX
3 4 (28.57%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (57.14%) Performance Testing
1 8 (57.14%) Continuous Integration
2 7 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 7 (50.00%) JVM Tuning
2 7 (50.00%) DevOps
3 3 (21.43%) Network Load Balancing
4 2 (14.29%) TDD
5 1 (7.14%) Pair Programming
5 1 (7.14%) Incident Management
5 1 (7.14%) Requirements Management
5 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
5 1 (7.14%) Disaster Recovery
5 1 (7.14%) MVC
5 1 (7.14%) Scrum
5 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (7.14%) ETL
5 1 (7.14%) Test Automation
5 1 (7.14%) Capacity Planning
5 1 (7.14%) Load Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (57.14%) Java
2 7 (50.00%) Ruby
3 2 (14.29%) C#
3 2 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (7.14%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (28.57%) CCNP
1 4 (28.57%) Cisco Certification
2 3 (21.43%) CCIP
3 1 (7.14%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 7 (50.00%) Puppet
1 7 (50.00%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 7 (50.00%) Red Hat
1 7 (50.00%) RightScale
2 4 (28.57%) F5
2 4 (28.57%) Cisco
3 3 (21.43%) Citrix
3 3 (21.43%) Riverbed
4 1 (7.14%) Juniper
4 1 (7.14%) Blue Coat
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