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 18 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 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 130 47 162
Rank change year-on-year
-83 +115
Contract jobs citing HTTP 82 238 63
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 1.27% 3.82% 0.78%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.04% 26.71% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 70 178 38
Average daily rate £450 £450 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +9.09%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £600 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £11.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.80 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-58.04% +25.45%
Communications & Networking Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
743 891 1084
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 11.51% 14.30% 13.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 520 603 727
Average daily rate £395 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £190 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 42 43
Average hourly rate £22.00 £49.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.10% +122.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.70 £17.50 £15.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £33.75 £135.00 £44.05
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
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 18 April 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 18 April 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 68 (46.26%) Java
2 62 (42.18%) Linux
3 54 (36.73%) XML
4 50 (34.01%) HTML
5 46 (31.29%) TDD
6 41 (27.89%) JSON
7 39 (26.53%) SQL
8 37 (25.17%) Scrum
9 35 (23.81%) UNIX
9 35 (23.81%) TCP/IP
10 34 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
11 33 (22.45%) JavaScript
11 33 (22.45%) Web Services
12 30 (20.41%) Test Automation
13 29 (19.73%) Windows
13 29 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
14 28 (19.05%) SSL
14 28 (19.05%) BDD
15 26 (17.69%) Git (software)
15 26 (17.69%) RESTful
15 26 (17.69%) MVC
16 25 (17.01%) REST
17 23 (15.65%) Ruby
17 23 (15.65%) JUnit
18 22 (14.97%) SQL Server
18 22 (14.97%) Spring
19 21 (14.29%) Finance
19 21 (14.29%) DNS
19 21 (14.29%) Kanban
20 20 (13.61%) Hudson

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

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 19 (12.93%) Apache
2 15 (10.20%) Tomcat
3 14 (9.52%) IIS
4 7 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 7 (4.76%) WebSphere
5 6 (4.08%) Oracle Coherence
5 6 (4.08%) WebLogic
6 4 (2.72%) nginx
7 3 (2.04%) WebLogic Portal
7 3 (2.04%) SharePoint
8 2 (1.36%) ColdFusion
9 1 (0.68%) MS Exchange
9 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.68%) IBM HTTP Server
9 1 (0.68%) WebSphere Process Server
9 1 (0.68%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.68%) Node.js
9 1 (0.68%) Lync
9 1 (0.68%) Exchange Server 2010
9 1 (0.68%) OpenStack
Applications
1 8 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.36%) InfoPath
3 1 (0.68%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (0.68%) Final Cut Pro
Business Applications
1 6 (4.08%) RMDS
2 1 (0.68%) Agresso
2 1 (0.68%) BusinessWorks
2 1 (0.68%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 9 (6.12%) Microsoft Azure
2 7 (4.76%) PaaS
3 5 (3.40%) Cloud Computing
4 4 (2.72%) SaaS
4 4 (2.72%) GitHub
5 3 (2.04%) Amazon AWS
6 1 (0.68%) Heroku
6 1 (0.68%) Amazon EC2
6 1 (0.68%) Google App Engine
Communications & Networking
1 35 (23.81%) TCP/IP
2 28 (19.05%) SSL
3 21 (14.29%) DNS
4 18 (12.24%) Firewall
4 18 (12.24%) WAN
5 15 (10.20%) LAN
6 11 (7.48%) SMTP
7 10 (6.80%) Internet
8 9 (6.12%) HTTPS
9 8 (5.44%) LDAP
10 7 (4.76%) VPN
11 6 (4.08%) NAS
11 6 (4.08%) Multicast
11 6 (4.08%) FCoE
11 6 (4.08%) Fibre Channel
11 6 (4.08%) BIG-IP
11 6 (4.08%) FTP
11 6 (4.08%) SAN
12 5 (3.40%) IPsec
13 4 (2.72%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (14.97%) SQL Server
2 18 (12.24%) MongoDB
3 16 (10.88%) Relational Database
4 13 (8.84%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.12%) MySQL
6 7 (4.76%) Hadoop
7 6 (4.08%) HBase
8 4 (2.72%) Azure SQL Database
8 4 (2.72%) Neo4j
9 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2005
9 3 (2.04%) SQL Server 2008
10 2 (1.36%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.68%) SQL Navigator
11 1 (0.68%) Data Mining
11 1 (0.68%) PostgreSQL
11 1 (0.68%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (0.68%) Big Data
11 1 (0.68%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.68%) CouchDB
11 1 (0.68%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 26 (17.69%) Git (software)
2 23 (15.65%) JUnit
3 20 (13.61%) Hudson
4 19 (12.93%) Selenium
4 19 (12.93%) Subversion
5 16 (10.88%) Jenkins
6 11 (7.48%) Cucumber
7 10 (6.80%) WebDriver
8 7 (4.76%) Maven
9 6 (4.08%) FitNesse
10 5 (3.40%) QUnit
10 5 (3.40%) Jasmine
11 4 (2.72%) Spring Roo
11 4 (2.72%) Xcode
12 3 (2.04%) Ant
12 3 (2.04%) CruiseControl
12 3 (2.04%) TeamCity
12 3 (2.04%) WATIR
13 2 (1.36%) JIRA
13 2 (1.36%) Mercurial
General
1 21 (14.29%) Finance
2 19 (12.93%) Banking
3 5 (3.40%) Games
3 5 (3.40%) Back Office
3 5 (3.40%) Marketing
4 4 (2.72%) Investment Banking
5 3 (2.04%) Financial Institution
6 2 (1.36%) Front Office
6 2 (1.36%) Advertising
7 1 (0.68%) Telecoms
7 1 (0.68%) Retail
7 1 (0.68%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 56 (38.10%) Developer
2 17 (11.56%) Architect
3 14 (9.52%) Java Developer
4 12 (8.16%) Analyst
5 9 (6.12%) Senior Developer
6 6 (4.08%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (4.08%) Infrastructure Architect
6 6 (4.08%) Software Engineer
6 6 (4.08%) C# Developer
7 5 (3.40%) Administrator
7 5 (3.40%) Business Analyst
7 5 (3.40%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (2.72%) Lead Architect
8 4 (2.72%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (2.72%) iOS Developer
8 4 (2.72%) Linux Engineer
8 4 (2.72%) UNIX Administrator
8 4 (2.72%) Tester
8 4 (2.72%) Systems Administrator
8 4 (2.72%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (36.73%) XML
2 50 (34.01%) HTML
3 41 (27.89%) JSON
4 33 (22.45%) Web Services
5 26 (17.69%) RESTful
6 25 (17.01%) REST
7 22 (14.97%) Spring
8 19 (12.93%) Grails
8 19 (12.93%) SOAP
9 18 (12.24%) .NET
9 18 (12.24%) HTML5
10 17 (11.56%) CSS
11 15 (10.20%) Spring MVC
12 13 (8.84%) CSS3
13 9 (6.12%) Middleware
13 9 (6.12%) ASP.NET
13 9 (6.12%) XSLT
13 9 (6.12%) jQuery
14 8 (5.44%) ASP.NET MVC
14 8 (5.44%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.44%) Open Source
2 7 (4.76%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 5 (3.40%) Clustering
4 4 (2.72%) Computer Science
4 4 (2.72%) Video on Demand
4 4 (2.72%) Derivative
5 3 (2.04%) Mobile Games
5 3 (2.04%) Inversion of Control
5 3 (2.04%) FMCG
6 2 (1.36%) Animation
6 2 (1.36%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.36%) Mobile App
6 2 (1.36%) Mobile Banking
6 2 (1.36%) Social Media
6 2 (1.36%) Equity Derivative
6 2 (1.36%) STB
6 2 (1.36%) Streaming Video
7 1 (0.68%) W3C
7 1 (0.68%) Blackberry
7 1 (0.68%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 62 (42.18%) Linux
2 35 (23.81%) UNIX
3 29 (19.73%) Windows
4 9 (6.12%) Mac OS X
4 9 (6.12%) Android
5 8 (5.44%) Solaris
6 7 (4.76%) Apple iOS
6 7 (4.76%) CentOS
7 6 (4.08%) Windows Server 2008
8 5 (3.40%) Ubuntu
8 5 (3.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (2.04%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (2.04%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.68%) AIX
10 1 (0.68%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 46 (31.29%) TDD
2 37 (25.17%) Scrum
3 34 (23.13%) Continuous Integration
4 30 (20.41%) Test Automation
5 29 (19.73%) Agile Software Development
6 28 (19.05%) BDD
7 26 (17.69%) MVC
8 21 (14.29%) Kanban
9 15 (10.20%) Pair Programming
10 13 (8.84%) OO
10 13 (8.84%) E-Commerce
11 11 (7.48%) Configuration Management
11 11 (7.48%) Multithreading
12 8 (5.44%) Unit Testing
13 7 (4.76%) SOA
13 7 (4.76%) Regression Testing
13 7 (4.76%) Responsive Web Design
14 6 (4.08%) Web Development
14 6 (4.08%) Load Balancing
14 6 (4.08%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 68 (46.26%) Java
2 39 (26.53%) SQL
3 33 (22.45%) JavaScript
4 23 (15.65%) Ruby
5 18 (12.24%) C#
6 16 (10.88%) Groovy
7 14 (9.52%) PHP
8 13 (8.84%) Bash Shell
9 12 (8.16%) Shell Script
9 12 (8.16%) Perl
10 11 (7.48%) Python
11 9 (6.12%) C++
11 9 (6.12%) C
12 4 (2.72%) Objective-C
13 3 (2.04%) VBScript
14 2 (1.36%) XPath
14 2 (1.36%) PowerShell
14 2 (1.36%) Scala
14 2 (1.36%) Korn
14 2 (1.36%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 10 (6.80%) Degree
2 4 (2.72%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.36%) DV Cleared
3 2 (1.36%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (1.36%) CCIE
4 1 (0.68%) Sun Certification
4 1 (0.68%) ISEB
4 1 (0.68%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (7.48%) QA
2 1 (0.68%) SLA
2 1 (0.68%) EMIR
2 1 (0.68%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 13 (8.84%) Active Directory
2 8 (5.44%) NFS
3 7 (4.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (4.08%) Oracle RAC
4 6 (4.08%) SRDF
5 2 (1.36%) KVM
6 1 (0.68%) Microsoft App-V
6 1 (0.68%) Squid
6 1 (0.68%) Shibboleth
6 1 (0.68%) Dovecot
6 1 (0.68%) Apache Flume
6 1 (0.68%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.68%) XenDesktop
6 1 (0.68%) Sendmail
6 1 (0.68%) Xen
Systems Management
1 13 (8.84%) Puppet
2 12 (8.16%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.04%) Nagios
3 3 (2.04%) HAProxy
4 2 (1.36%) SCOM
4 2 (1.36%) HP Quality Center
4 2 (1.36%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.68%) OpenView
5 1 (0.68%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (0.68%) CFEngine
5 1 (0.68%) AppDNA
5 1 (0.68%) StatsD
5 1 (0.68%) SolarWinds Orion
5 1 (0.68%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.68%) Cacti
5 1 (0.68%) Ganglia
5 1 (0.68%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 17 (11.56%) Oracle
2 12 (8.16%) Cisco
3 11 (7.48%) VMware
4 9 (6.12%) Microsoft
5 8 (5.44%) F5
5 8 (5.44%) Red Hat
6 7 (4.76%) NetApp
6 7 (4.76%) TIBCO
6 7 (4.76%) IBM
6 7 (4.76%) Sybase
7 6 (4.08%) DataSynapse
7 6 (4.08%) 29West
7 6 (4.08%) EMC
7 6 (4.08%) Intel
8 5 (3.40%) Citrix
9 4 (2.72%) Google
9 4 (2.72%) JBoss
10 3 (2.04%) HP
11 2 (1.36%) WSO2
11 2 (1.36%) Akamai
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