The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Edinburgh region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 75 39 52
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +13
Contract jobs citing HTTP 8 43 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 0.56% 3.60% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.56% 30.50% 5.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 32 5
Average daily rate
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£350 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £319 £350 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £450 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £383 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.00% +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £12.50 £22.35
% change year-on-year
+260.00% -44.05%
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Scotland

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

Communications & Networking Category
Edinburgh
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
144 141 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 10.13% 11.81% 10.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 77 26
Average daily rate £340 £385 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.68% +8.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £142 £136 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 1
Average hourly rate £40.00 £25.00 £9.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +171.73%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
% change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

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

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in Edinburgh

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in Edinburgh

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

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

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in Edinburgh

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Edinburgh

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 11 (73.33%) Web Services
2 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 9 (60.00%) XML
3 9 (60.00%) SOAP
4 8 (53.33%) Linux
4 8 (53.33%) RESTful
5 7 (46.67%) JSON
5 7 (46.67%) Mac OS X
5 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
6 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (40.00%) Apache
6 6 (40.00%) PHP
6 6 (40.00%) PHP5
6 6 (40.00%) WordPress
6 6 (40.00%) nginx
7 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
7 5 (33.33%) HTML
8 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
9 3 (20.00%) SSL
9 3 (20.00%) Java
9 3 (20.00%) IIS
9 3 (20.00%) Windows
9 3 (20.00%) JMeter
9 3 (20.00%) BDD
9 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
9 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
9 3 (20.00%) Selenium
9 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (13.33%) SCOM
10 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Edinburgh 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 6 (40.00%) Apache
1 6 (40.00%) WordPress
1 6 (40.00%) nginx
2 3 (20.00%) IIS
3 1 (6.67%) JBoss
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Heroku
1 1 (6.67%) PaaS
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (6.67%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 4 (26.67%) TCP/IP
2 3 (20.00%) SSL
3 2 (13.33%) Firewall
3 2 (13.33%) DMZ
4 1 (6.67%) DNS
4 1 (6.67%) Reverse Proxy
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (33.33%) Relational Database
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) JMeter
1 3 (20.00%) WebDriver
1 3 (20.00%) Selenium
2 1 (6.67%) Subversion
2 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
General
1 2 (13.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (40.00%) Software Engineer
2 3 (20.00%) Developer
2 3 (20.00%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (13.33%) Test Specialist
3 2 (13.33%) Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Solutions Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Support Technician
4 1 (6.67%) Applications Support
4 1 (6.67%) Service Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Architect
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior PHP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Web Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) PHP Developer
4 1 (6.67%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (6.67%) WordPress Developer
4 1 (6.67%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (73.33%) Web Services
2 9 (60.00%) XML
2 9 (60.00%) SOAP
3 8 (53.33%) RESTful
4 7 (46.67%) JSON
5 5 (33.33%) HTML
6 2 (13.33%) jQuery
6 2 (13.33%) REST
7 1 (6.67%) .NET
7 1 (6.67%) J2EE
7 1 (6.67%) CSS
7 1 (6.67%) JSP
7 1 (6.67%) .NET Framework
7 1 (6.67%) Java EE
7 1 (6.67%) Ajax
7 1 (6.67%) JSF
7 1 (6.67%) CSS3
7 1 (6.67%) Gherkin
7 1 (6.67%) HTML5
7 1 (6.67%) RichFaces
Miscellaneous
1 2 (13.33%) Open Source
2 1 (6.67%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 8 (53.33%) Linux
2 7 (46.67%) Mac OS X
3 3 (20.00%) Windows
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2008
4 2 (13.33%) Windows 2000 Server
4 2 (13.33%) Windows Server 2003
4 2 (13.33%) Windows NT
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (46.67%) Software Engineering
2 6 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (20.00%) BDD
3 3 (20.00%) Test Automation
3 3 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Unit Testing
4 2 (13.33%) Refactoring
4 2 (13.33%) ETL
4 2 (13.33%) Release Management
4 2 (13.33%) Capacity Planning
4 2 (13.33%) User Stories
4 2 (13.33%) Infrastructure Management
4 2 (13.33%) Waterfall
4 2 (13.33%) Performance Tuning
4 2 (13.33%) Mentoring
4 2 (13.33%) Continuous Delivery
4 2 (13.33%) Web Development
4 2 (13.33%) Configuration Management
4 2 (13.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 10 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 6 (40.00%) PHP
2 6 (40.00%) PHP5
3 3 (20.00%) Java
4 2 (13.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (6.67%) ISEB
1 1 (6.67%) Degree
Systems Management
1 2 (13.33%) SCOM
1 2 (13.33%) Tivoli
2 1 (6.67%) BMC PATROL
2 1 (6.67%) Nagios
2 1 (6.67%) OpenView
2 1 (6.67%) Graphite
2 1 (6.67%) Vagrant
2 1 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (6.67%) StatsD
2 1 (6.67%) Puppet
2 1 (6.67%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft
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Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £325 - £375 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
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Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Rate: From £25,000 to £35,000 per annum
Posted: 9 days ago