The first table below looks at the demand for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 29 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 City of London 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 118 152 137
Rank change year-on-year
+34 -15
Contract jobs citing HTTP 77 68 85
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.32% 0.96% 1.09%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.89% 8.47% 8.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 57 60
Average daily rate
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£400 £435 £414
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.04% +5.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £313 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £583 £625 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £31.99 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.25 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+172.22% -25.00%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
707 803 961
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 12.14% 11.30% 12.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 479 533 643
Average daily rate £395 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £240 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 37 43
Average hourly rate £22.35 £43.50 £20.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-48.63% +112.19%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.20 £16.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £160.00 £60.00 £36.82
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
HTTP
London

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

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

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

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

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the City of London region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in the City of London

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

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

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 59 (38.31%) Linux
2 58 (37.66%) Java
3 57 (37.01%) HTML
4 50 (32.47%) XML
5 44 (28.57%) UNIX
6 43 (27.92%) JavaScript
7 41 (26.62%) SQL
8 37 (24.03%) TDD
9 34 (22.08%) CSS
9 34 (22.08%) SSL
10 32 (20.78%) REST
11 31 (20.13%) JSON
11 31 (20.13%) TCP/IP
12 30 (19.48%) Web Services
12 30 (19.48%) Git (software)
13 28 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
13 28 (18.18%) Subversion
13 28 (18.18%) Scrum
14 27 (17.53%) Finance
14 27 (17.53%) Oracle
15 26 (16.88%) C#
16 25 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
17 24 (15.58%) Python
18 23 (14.94%) .NET
18 23 (14.94%) Configuration Management
18 23 (14.94%) Relational Database
19 22 (14.29%) MVC
19 22 (14.29%) Ruby
20 21 (13.64%) RESTful
20 21 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the City of London 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 14 (9.09%) Apache
2 11 (7.14%) Oracle HTTP Server
2 11 (7.14%) Node.js
3 10 (6.49%) Tomcat
4 9 (5.84%) WebLogic
4 9 (5.84%) IIS
5 7 (4.55%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 6 (3.90%) WebSphere
7 5 (3.25%) WebLogic Portal
7 5 (3.25%) Oracle Service Bus
8 4 (2.60%) SharePoint
9 3 (1.95%) Oracle Coherence
9 3 (1.95%) nginx
10 2 (1.30%) Jetty
10 2 (1.30%) Oracle Application Server
10 2 (1.30%) ColdFusion
11 1 (0.65%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.65%) Exchange Server 2003
11 1 (0.65%) ArcGIS
11 1 (0.65%) WordPress
Applications
1 12 (7.79%) MS Excel
2 4 (2.60%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (1.30%) InfoPath
4 1 (0.65%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 5 (3.25%) Documaker
1 5 (3.25%) Oracle BPM
2 3 (1.95%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.95%) RMDS
3 2 (1.30%) Oracle FAH
4 1 (0.65%) Cognos TM1
4 1 (0.65%) Agresso
4 1 (0.65%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 15 (9.74%) Microsoft Azure
2 12 (7.79%) PaaS
3 9 (5.84%) Cloud Computing
4 3 (1.95%) GitHub
5 2 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
5 2 (1.30%) SaaS
6 1 (0.65%) IaaS
6 1 (0.65%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.65%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 34 (22.08%) SSL
2 31 (20.13%) TCP/IP
3 15 (9.74%) DNS
4 13 (8.44%) Firewall
5 11 (7.14%) HTTPS
5 11 (7.14%) Internet
6 10 (6.49%) WAN
7 9 (5.84%) FTP
8 7 (4.55%) LAN
9 6 (3.90%) LDAP
9 6 (3.90%) SMTP
9 6 (3.90%) BIG-IP
10 4 (2.60%) NetScaler
10 4 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
10 4 (2.60%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 3 (1.95%) Multicast
11 3 (1.95%) FCoE
11 3 (1.95%) Fibre Channel
11 3 (1.95%) NAS
11 3 (1.95%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (14.94%) Relational Database
2 12 (7.79%) SQL Server
3 10 (6.49%) MongoDB
3 10 (6.49%) NoSQL
3 10 (6.49%) Oracle Database
3 10 (6.49%) MySQL
4 9 (5.84%) Azure SQL Database
5 7 (4.55%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (3.90%) Oracle ODI
7 5 (3.25%) Neo4j
7 5 (3.25%) Oracle BI Publisher
7 5 (3.25%) Oracle BI EE
8 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (1.95%) Hadoop
8 3 (1.95%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (1.95%) HBase
8 3 (1.95%) SQL Server 2005
9 2 (1.30%) RDBMS
9 2 (1.30%) Redis
10 1 (0.65%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 30 (19.48%) Git (software)
2 28 (18.18%) Subversion
3 14 (9.09%) Selenium
4 13 (8.44%) Jenkins
5 11 (7.14%) Cucumber
5 11 (7.14%) JUnit
6 9 (5.84%) JIRA
6 9 (5.84%) Hudson
6 9 (5.84%) WebDriver
7 6 (3.90%) Maven
8 4 (2.60%) Xcode
8 4 (2.60%) Mercurial
8 4 (2.60%) SpecFlow
9 3 (1.95%) TeamCity
9 3 (1.95%) SoapUI
9 3 (1.95%) JBehave
9 3 (1.95%) Ant
9 3 (1.95%) CruiseControl
9 3 (1.95%) WATIR
9 3 (1.95%) FitNesse
General
1 27 (17.53%) Finance
2 12 (7.79%) Banking
3 5 (3.25%) Front Office
3 5 (3.25%) Billing
4 3 (1.95%) Investment Banking
4 3 (1.95%) Financial Institution
5 2 (1.30%) Back Office
5 2 (1.30%) Telecoms
6 1 (0.65%) Retail
6 1 (0.65%) Advertising
6 1 (0.65%) Publishing
6 1 (0.65%) Games
6 1 (0.65%) Local Government
6 1 (0.65%) Retail Banking
6 1 (0.65%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 68 (44.16%) Developer
2 18 (11.69%) Analyst
3 15 (9.74%) Front-End Developer
4 12 (7.79%) Architect
5 11 (7.14%) Java Developer
5 11 (7.14%) C# Developer
6 8 (5.19%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.19%) Senior Developer
7 7 (4.55%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.55%) C# .NET Developer
8 6 (3.90%) Web Developer
9 5 (3.25%) .NET Developer
9 5 (3.25%) Support Specialist
9 5 (3.25%) iOS Developer
9 5 (3.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
10 4 (2.60%) Technical Support
10 4 (2.60%) Test Engineer
10 4 (2.60%) PHP Developer
11 3 (1.95%) Infrastructure Architect
11 3 (1.95%) Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 57 (37.01%) HTML
2 50 (32.47%) XML
3 34 (22.08%) CSS
4 32 (20.78%) REST
5 31 (20.13%) JSON
6 30 (19.48%) Web Services
7 23 (14.94%) .NET
8 21 (13.64%) RESTful
9 20 (12.99%) SOAP
10 18 (11.69%) ASP.NET
11 17 (11.04%) HTML5
12 15 (9.74%) ASP.NET MVC
13 13 (8.44%) Middleware
14 12 (7.79%) CSS3
15 11 (7.14%) Spring
15 11 (7.14%) JMS
16 10 (6.49%) Oracle Fusion
17 8 (5.19%) XSLT
18 7 (4.55%) jQuery
18 7 (4.55%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 9 (5.84%) Open Source
2 6 (3.90%) Video on Demand
2 6 (3.90%) Visualisation
2 6 (3.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (3.25%) Clustering
3 5 (3.25%) Mobile App
4 4 (2.60%) Data Integration
5 3 (1.95%) FMCG
5 3 (1.95%) Computer Science
5 3 (1.95%) Cryptography
6 2 (1.30%) Derivative
6 2 (1.30%) iPhone
6 2 (1.30%) Streaming Video
6 2 (1.30%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.30%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.65%) Digital Media
7 1 (0.65%) iPad
7 1 (0.65%) Inversion of Control
7 1 (0.65%) Replication
7 1 (0.65%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 59 (38.31%) Linux
2 44 (28.57%) UNIX
3 19 (12.34%) Mac OS X
4 16 (10.39%) Windows
5 8 (5.19%) Android
5 8 (5.19%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.55%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 4 (2.60%) Solaris
8 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.30%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (1.30%) Ubuntu
8 2 (1.30%) Windows 7
9 1 (0.65%) Mac OS
9 1 (0.65%) Debian
9 1 (0.65%) CentOS
9 1 (0.65%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 37 (24.03%) TDD
2 28 (18.18%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (18.18%) Scrum
3 25 (16.23%) Continuous Integration
4 23 (14.94%) Configuration Management
5 22 (14.29%) MVC
6 21 (13.64%) Responsive Web Design
7 19 (12.34%) Web Design
7 19 (12.34%) SOA
7 19 (12.34%) Web Development
8 18 (11.69%) Test Automation
8 18 (11.69%) BDD
9 14 (9.09%) OO
10 12 (7.79%) Multithreading
11 11 (7.14%) Unit Testing
12 9 (5.84%) Software Engineering
12 9 (5.84%) E-Commerce
13 8 (5.19%) Automated Testing
13 8 (5.19%) DevOps
14 7 (4.55%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 58 (37.66%) Java
2 43 (27.92%) JavaScript
3 41 (26.62%) SQL
4 26 (16.88%) C#
5 24 (15.58%) Python
6 22 (14.29%) Ruby
7 19 (12.34%) PHP
8 14 (9.09%) Perl
9 11 (7.14%) Bash Shell
9 11 (7.14%) C
10 9 (5.84%) Groovy
11 8 (5.19%) Shell Script
12 6 (3.90%) C++
13 5 (3.25%) Objective-C
13 5 (3.25%) Jython
13 5 (3.25%) XQuery
13 5 (3.25%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
14 4 (2.60%) Scala
14 4 (2.60%) XPath
15 2 (1.30%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 9 (5.84%) Degree
2 7 (4.55%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.30%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) BC Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) DV Cleared
4 1 (0.65%) Sun Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.14%) QA
2 5 (3.25%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.65%) EMIR
3 1 (0.65%) Dodd-Frank
3 1 (0.65%) SLA
System Software
1 12 (7.79%) Oracle RAC
2 8 (5.19%) Active Directory
3 5 (3.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (2.60%) NFS
5 3 (1.95%) SRDF
5 3 (1.95%) KVM
6 2 (1.30%) Xen
6 2 (1.30%) Hyper-V
7 1 (0.65%) Sendmail
7 1 (0.65%) Microsoft App-V
7 1 (0.65%) Squid
7 1 (0.65%) RHEV
7 1 (0.65%) Varnish
7 1 (0.65%) Dovecot
Systems Management
1 10 (6.49%) Puppet
2 6 (3.90%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (3.25%) Oracle Identity Management
3 5 (3.25%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 5 (3.25%) Nagios
4 4 (2.60%) Tivoli
4 4 (2.60%) BMC PATROL
4 4 (2.60%) ITRS Geneos
5 2 (1.30%) HP Quality Center
5 2 (1.30%) Vagrant
5 2 (1.30%) CA SiteMinder
5 2 (1.30%) SCOM
6 1 (0.65%) Cacti
6 1 (0.65%) SolarWinds Orion
6 1 (0.65%) WMI
6 1 (0.65%) OpenView
6 1 (0.65%) AppDNA
6 1 (0.65%) Salt
6 1 (0.65%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 27 (17.53%) Oracle
2 12 (7.79%) Microsoft
3 7 (4.55%) Cisco
4 6 (3.90%) Red Hat
4 6 (3.90%) F5
5 5 (3.25%) Remedy
5 5 (3.25%) VMware
5 5 (3.25%) Google
6 4 (2.60%) TIBCO
7 3 (1.95%) DataSynapse
7 3 (1.95%) Siebel
7 3 (1.95%) NetApp
7 3 (1.95%) HP
7 3 (1.95%) EMC
7 3 (1.95%) Intel
7 3 (1.95%) IBM
7 3 (1.95%) Sybase
7 3 (1.95%) 29West
8 2 (1.30%) WSO2
8 2 (1.30%) SaltStack
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