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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 76 77 58
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -19
Contract jobs citing HTTP 18 9 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 1.17% 0.62% 2.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.24% 5.88% 17.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 6 17
Average daily rate £370 £350 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £319 £330
10% offered a daily rate of more than £431 £413 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £413 £388 £363
% change year-on-year
+6.45% +6.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.13 £47.50 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-13.42% +280.00%
HTTP
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
147 153 151
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Edinburgh 9.58% 10.58% 11.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 58 73
Average daily rate £400 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £179 £128
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £444
UK excluding London average daily rate £364 £340 £335
% change year-on-year
+7.05% +1.49%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 12 2
Average hourly rate £15.00 £40.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-62.50% +60.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £20.75
% change year-on-year
- +44.57%

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
Daily Rate Histogram in Edinburgh

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the Edinburgh region over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 April 2016, 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 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (76.92%) Web Services
3 27 (69.23%) RESTful
4 26 (66.67%) JavaScript
5 24 (61.54%) Linux
6 22 (56.41%) XML
7 21 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
7 21 (53.85%) Waterfall
8 20 (51.28%) JSON
8 20 (51.28%) HTML
9 19 (48.72%) SOAP
10 18 (46.15%) Java
11 16 (41.03%) CSS
11 16 (41.03%) Mac OS X
12 15 (38.46%) Project Management
12 15 (38.46%) Web Development
12 15 (38.46%) Software Testing
13 14 (35.90%) User Acceptance Testing
13 14 (35.90%) Unit Testing
13 14 (35.90%) Data Centre
14 12 (30.77%) SDLC
15 11 (28.21%) Relational Database
15 11 (28.21%) Capacity Planning
15 11 (28.21%) System Testing
15 11 (28.21%) Apache
16 10 (25.64%) Software Engineering
17 9 (23.08%) Refactoring
17 9 (23.08%) nginx
17 9 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
17 9 (23.08%) HTML5

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Edinburgh by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 11 (28.21%) Apache
2 9 (23.08%) nginx
3 7 (17.95%) Node.js
4 5 (12.82%) IIS
5 4 (10.26%) Confluence
5 4 (10.26%) Tomcat
6 2 (5.13%) JBoss
6 2 (5.13%) OpenStack
6 2 (5.13%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.56%) Apache Pig
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Spreadsheet
Cloud Services
1 9 (23.08%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon ELB
2 5 (12.82%) Amazon S3
3 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
3 2 (5.13%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 8 (20.51%) TCP/IP
2 7 (17.95%) DNS
2 7 (17.95%) SSL
3 4 (10.26%) Reverse Proxy
4 2 (5.13%) DHCP
4 2 (5.13%) FTP
4 2 (5.13%) IPsec
4 2 (5.13%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (28.21%) Relational Database
2 3 (7.69%) MongoDB
2 3 (7.69%) NoSQL
3 2 (5.13%) DB2
3 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
4 1 (2.56%) Apache Hive
4 1 (2.56%) Big Data
4 1 (2.56%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) Hadoop
4 1 (2.56%) HBase
4 1 (2.56%) MySQL
4 1 (2.56%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (20.51%) Git (software)
1 8 (20.51%) gulp
2 5 (12.82%) JIRA
3 3 (7.69%) Selenium
4 2 (5.13%) Ant
4 2 (5.13%) Artifactory
4 2 (5.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (5.13%) ClearCase
4 2 (5.13%) Cucumber
4 2 (5.13%) Gradle
4 2 (5.13%) Grunt
4 2 (5.13%) Hudson
4 2 (5.13%) Jenkins
4 2 (5.13%) Maven
4 2 (5.13%) Sonatype Nexus
4 2 (5.13%) Subversion
4 2 (5.13%) TeamCity
4 2 (5.13%) Vagrant
5 1 (2.56%) JMeter
5 1 (2.56%) WebDriver
General
1 6 (15.38%) Finance
2 2 (5.13%) Banking
2 2 (5.13%) Law
Job Titles
1 20 (51.28%) Developer
2 8 (20.51%) PHP Developer
3 7 (17.95%) Software Engineer
4 6 (15.38%) Node.js Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 4 (10.26%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 4 (10.26%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (7.69%) Middleware Consultant
6 3 (7.69%) Web Engineer
7 2 (5.13%) DevOps Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Linux Consultant
7 2 (5.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Senior Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.13%) WebSphere Consultant
8 1 (2.56%) Non-Functional Tester
8 1 (2.56%) Software Development Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Web Infrastructure Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (76.92%) Web Services
2 27 (69.23%) RESTful
3 22 (56.41%) XML
4 20 (51.28%) HTML
4 20 (51.28%) JSON
5 19 (48.72%) SOAP
6 16 (41.03%) CSS
7 9 (23.08%) CSS3
7 9 (23.08%) HTML5
8 8 (20.51%) jQuery
9 7 (17.95%) AngularJS
9 7 (17.95%) Express
9 7 (17.95%) hapi
10 5 (12.82%) Java EE
10 5 (12.82%) RequireJS
11 4 (10.26%) Servlets
12 3 (7.69%) JSP
12 3 (7.69%) Middleware
12 3 (7.69%) React
13 2 (5.13%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 14 (35.90%) Data Centre
2 7 (17.95%) Algorithms
2 7 (17.95%) Computer Science
2 7 (17.95%) Data Structures
2 7 (17.95%) User Experience
3 6 (15.38%) iPad
4 1 (2.56%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (2.56%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 24 (61.54%) Linux
2 16 (41.03%) Mac OS X
3 2 (5.13%) AIX
3 2 (5.13%) Unix
3 2 (5.13%) Windows
4 1 (2.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (89.74%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (53.85%) Continuous Integration
2 21 (53.85%) Waterfall
3 15 (38.46%) Project Management
3 15 (38.46%) Software Testing
3 15 (38.46%) Web Development
4 14 (35.90%) Unit Testing
4 14 (35.90%) User Acceptance Testing
5 12 (30.77%) SDLC
6 11 (28.21%) Capacity Planning
6 11 (28.21%) System Testing
7 10 (25.64%) Software Engineering
8 9 (23.08%) Kalman Filter
8 9 (23.08%) Open Source
8 9 (23.08%) Refactoring
8 9 (23.08%) Web Filtering
9 8 (20.51%) API Design
9 8 (20.51%) Continuous Delivery
9 8 (20.51%) Progressive Enhancement
9 8 (20.51%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 26 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 18 (46.15%) Java
3 8 (20.51%) PHP
4 7 (17.95%) PHP 5
5 4 (10.26%) SQL
6 3 (7.69%) Bash Shell
6 3 (7.69%) Python
6 3 (7.69%) Ruby
6 3 (7.69%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.56%) Perl
Qualifications
1 3 (7.69%) IISP
1 3 (7.69%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (17.95%) Disclosure Scotland
2 6 (15.38%) QA
System Software
1 4 (10.26%) Docker
1 4 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (5.13%) VirtualBox
2 2 (5.13%) Xen
3 1 (2.56%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 4 (10.26%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (10.26%) Puppet
2 2 (5.13%) Ansible
2 2 (5.13%) CA Wily
2 2 (5.13%) logstash
2 2 (5.13%) Tivoli
2 2 (5.13%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 4 (10.26%) Atlassian
1 4 (10.26%) VMware
2 3 (7.69%) Oracle
2 3 (7.69%) Red Hat
3 2 (5.13%) Google
3 2 (5.13%) IBM
3 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.13%) Splunk