The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 225 181 201
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +20
Contract jobs citing HTTP 513 586 490
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.99% 1.19% 1.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.06% 8.50% 7.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 332 351 322
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £500 £549
UK excluding London average daily rate £377 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+0.40% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 3 7
Average hourly rate £23.48 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.75% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.90 £34.09 £14.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £72.50 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.48 £61.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-61.66% +172.22%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Communications & Networking Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7270 6898 6426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.07% 13.97% 13.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 4235 3738 3410
Average daily rate £375 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £335 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.47% +4.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 438 389 440
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.97
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.22 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+11.10% -21.56%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in England

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in England

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in England

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in England

HTTP
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

HTTP Hourly Rate Histogram in England

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the England region over the 3 months to 30 July 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -41 274 £450 +12.50% 288
South East -18 88 £400 +6.66% 80
North West +10 41 £395 +49.05% 51
South West +9 34 £375 - 30
East of England -6 28 £488 +61.15% 32
Yorkshire -22 26 £418 +28.61% 51
West Midlands 0 15 £325 - 22
North East -27 6 £350 +7.69% 8
East Midlands -18 2 £575 +27.77% 20
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HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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.

1 476 (42.42%) Java
2 469 (41.80%) Agile Software Development
3 467 (41.62%) HTML
4 428 (38.15%) Linux
5 389 (34.67%) JavaScript
6 293 (26.11%) CSS
7 276 (24.60%) Git (software)
8 271 (24.15%) UNIX
9 266 (23.71%) TCP/IP
10 262 (23.35%) TDD
11 257 (22.91%) REST
12 235 (20.94%) Configuration Management
13 228 (20.32%) Web Services
14 219 (19.52%) Subversion
15 214 (19.07%) Relational Database
16 211 (18.81%) XML
17 210 (18.72%) Continuous Integration
18 209 (18.63%) SSL
19 201 (17.91%) SQL
20 187 (16.67%) Windows
21 180 (16.04%) Responsive Web Design
22 176 (15.69%) DNS
23 171 (15.24%) MongoDB
24 167 (14.88%) Apache
25 163 (14.53%) Web Design
25 163 (14.53%) Jenkins
26 155 (13.81%) Python
27 150 (13.37%) .NET
27 150 (13.37%) Web Development
28 149 (13.28%) Oracle

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the England 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
1 167 (14.88%) Apache
2 143 (12.75%) Tomcat
3 109 (9.71%) WebSphere
4 99 (8.82%) IIS
5 66 (5.88%) Node.js
6 54 (4.81%) Jetty
7 45 (4.01%) WebLogic
8 41 (3.65%) JBoss
8 41 (3.65%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 38 (3.39%) nginx
10 36 (3.21%) WebSphere Application Server
10 36 (3.21%) Confluence
11 34 (3.03%) IBM HTTP Server
12 22 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 16 (1.43%) CMS
14 13 (1.16%) Mule
14 13 (1.16%) BizTalk Server
14 13 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
15 11 (0.98%) Liferay
15 11 (0.98%) SharePoint
Applications
1 34 (3.03%) MS Excel
2 31 (2.76%) MS Visio
3 28 (2.50%) MS Office
4 12 (1.07%) MS PowerPoint
5 10 (0.89%) Photoshop
6 8 (0.71%) MS Project
7 2 (0.18%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.089%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 8 (0.71%) RMDS
1 8 (0.71%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.45%) WebTrends
3 4 (0.36%) Magento
4 3 (0.27%) Summit
4 3 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.27%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.18%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.089%) Primavera
6 1 (0.089%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.089%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.089%) Tridion
6 1 (0.089%) Agresso
6 1 (0.089%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.089%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.089%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.089%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.089%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.089%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.089%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 107 (9.54%) Amazon AWS
2 53 (4.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 39 (3.48%) Amazon EC2
4 27 (2.41%) Cloud Computing
5 25 (2.23%) Google App Engine
5 25 (2.23%) Google Cloud Platform
6 22 (1.96%) PaaS
7 10 (0.89%) SaaS
8 7 (0.62%) Office 365
8 7 (0.62%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.36%) GitHub
9 4 (0.36%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.27%) Adobe Analytics
10 3 (0.27%) Amazon ELB
11 2 (0.18%) Heroku
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon S3
11 2 (0.18%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.18%) AWS CloudFormation
11 2 (0.18%) Amazon CloudWatch
12 1 (0.089%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 266 (23.71%) TCP/IP
2 209 (18.63%) SSL
3 176 (15.69%) DNS
4 134 (11.94%) Firewall
5 116 (10.34%) Internet
6 91 (8.11%) FTP
7 79 (7.04%) HTTPS
8 68 (6.06%) SMTP
9 58 (5.17%) DHCP
10 57 (5.08%) VPN
11 54 (4.81%) IPsec
12 52 (4.63%) LAN
13 47 (4.19%) WAN
14 26 (2.32%) MPLS
15 25 (2.23%) SSH
16 24 (2.14%) LDAP
17 22 (1.96%) Intranet
18 21 (1.87%) Network Security
19 19 (1.69%) SAN
19 19 (1.69%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 214 (19.07%) Relational Database
2 171 (15.24%) MongoDB
3 130 (11.59%) MySQL
4 96 (8.56%) SQL Server
5 77 (6.86%) NoSQL
6 58 (5.17%) Neo4j
7 54 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
8 38 (3.39%) DB2
9 35 (3.12%) RDBMS
10 30 (2.67%) Apache Cassandra
11 25 (2.23%) CouchDB
12 22 (1.96%) Redis
13 20 (1.78%) Big Data
14 19 (1.69%) Oracle Database
15 13 (1.16%) Hadoop
16 11 (0.98%) Riak
17 9 (0.80%) HBase
18 8 (0.71%) SQL Server 2008
18 8 (0.71%) Couchbase
19 7 (0.62%) Infinispan
Development Applications
1 276 (24.60%) Git (software)
2 219 (19.52%) Subversion
3 163 (14.53%) Jenkins
4 101 (9.00%) Maven
5 69 (6.15%) JIRA
6 61 (5.44%) Cucumber
7 47 (4.19%) JUnit
7 47 (4.19%) Selenium
8 31 (2.76%) Mockito
8 31 (2.76%) Hudson
9 25 (2.23%) Gradle
9 25 (2.23%) JMeter
10 22 (1.96%) Jasmine
11 21 (1.87%) Artifactory
12 20 (1.78%) Mercurial
12 20 (1.78%) Ant
13 19 (1.69%) Karma Test Runner
14 18 (1.60%) WebDriver
15 16 (1.43%) Team Foundation Server
15 16 (1.43%) Visual Studio
General
1 132 (11.76%) Finance
2 46 (4.10%) Banking
3 41 (3.65%) Retail
4 26 (2.32%) Marketing
5 21 (1.87%) Back Office
6 18 (1.60%) Publishing
7 17 (1.52%) Games
8 15 (1.34%) Telecoms
9 12 (1.07%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.89%) Legal
11 9 (0.80%) Manufacturing
11 9 (0.80%) Advertising
11 9 (0.80%) Financial Institution
12 6 (0.53%) Front Office
12 6 (0.53%) Local Government
13 4 (0.36%) Electronics
13 4 (0.36%) Billing
14 3 (0.27%) French Language
14 3 (0.27%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.27%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 558 (49.73%) Developer
2 174 (15.51%) Java Developer
3 65 (5.79%) Senior Developer
4 63 (5.61%) Analyst
5 55 (4.90%) Architect
6 48 (4.28%) Web Developer
7 46 (4.10%) Front-End Developer
8 45 (4.01%) Software Engineer
9 40 (3.57%) Administrator
9 40 (3.57%) Scala Developer
10 37 (3.30%) DevOps Engineer
10 37 (3.30%) Web Engineer
10 37 (3.30%) JavaScript Developer
11 31 (2.76%) Consultant
12 28 (2.50%) Senior Java Developer
13 27 (2.41%) .NET Developer
14 26 (2.32%) Network Engineer
15 22 (1.96%) Software Developer
15 22 (1.96%) Project Manager
15 22 (1.96%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 467 (41.62%) HTML
2 293 (26.11%) CSS
3 257 (22.91%) REST
4 228 (20.32%) Web Services
5 211 (18.81%) XML
6 150 (13.37%) .NET
7 134 (11.94%) HTML5
8 128 (11.41%) jQuery
8 128 (11.41%) JSON
9 127 (11.32%) AngularJS
10 112 (9.98%) SOAP
11 108 (9.63%) Spring
12 98 (8.73%) RESTful
13 96 (8.56%) CSS3
14 95 (8.47%) Hibernate
15 91 (8.11%) J2EE
16 76 (6.77%) Ajax
17 75 (6.68%) Middleware
18 74 (6.60%) JAX-RS
19 61 (5.44%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 65 (5.79%) User Experience
2 62 (5.53%) Visualisation
3 30 (2.67%) Data Centre
4 27 (2.41%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (2.32%) Clustering
6 24 (2.14%) Client/Server
7 21 (1.87%) iPad
8 20 (1.78%) iPhone
8 20 (1.78%) Management Information System
9 19 (1.69%) Streaming Video
9 19 (1.69%) Mobile App
10 18 (1.60%) Computer Science
10 18 (1.60%) W3C
10 18 (1.60%) PKI
11 17 (1.52%) DataPower
12 14 (1.25%) Digital Media
12 14 (1.25%) Enterprise Software
13 13 (1.16%) N-Tier
13 13 (1.16%) Device Driver
14 12 (1.07%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 428 (38.15%) Linux
2 271 (24.15%) UNIX
3 187 (16.67%) Windows
4 141 (12.57%) Mac OS X
5 50 (4.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 37 (3.30%) Solaris
7 31 (2.76%) Apple iOS
8 25 (2.23%) Android
9 24 (2.14%) AIX
10 22 (1.96%) Windows 7
11 17 (1.52%) Windows Server 2008
11 17 (1.52%) Ubuntu
12 15 (1.34%) CentOS
13 14 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
14 9 (0.80%) FreeBSD
14 9 (0.80%) Embedded Linux
15 7 (0.62%) SUSE
15 7 (0.62%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 5 (0.45%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.36%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 469 (41.80%) Agile Software Development
2 262 (23.35%) TDD
3 235 (20.94%) Configuration Management
4 210 (18.72%) Continuous Integration
5 180 (16.04%) Responsive Web Design
6 163 (14.53%) Web Design
7 150 (13.37%) Web Development
8 143 (12.75%) Open Source
9 140 (12.48%) Scrum
10 129 (11.50%) BDD
11 108 (9.63%) DevOps
11 108 (9.63%) MVC
12 98 (8.73%) Software Engineering
13 97 (8.65%) SOA
14 79 (7.04%) Unit Testing
15 74 (6.60%) OO
16 64 (5.70%) E-Commerce
17 51 (4.55%) ITIL
18 49 (4.37%) Mentoring
19 46 (4.10%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 476 (42.42%) Java
2 389 (34.67%) JavaScript
3 201 (17.91%) SQL
4 155 (13.81%) Python
5 111 (9.89%) C#
6 101 (9.00%) PHP
7 93 (8.29%) Ruby
8 82 (7.31%) Scala
9 61 (5.44%) C
10 49 (4.37%) Perl
11 45 (4.01%) C++
12 27 (2.41%) Shell Script
13 23 (2.05%) Bash Shell
13 23 (2.05%) PowerShell
14 21 (1.87%) Jython
15 19 (1.69%) Go
16 18 (1.60%) Objective-C
17 16 (1.43%) Groovy
17 16 (1.43%) PL/SQL
18 14 (1.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 102 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 58 (5.17%) SC Cleared
3 48 (4.28%) Degree
4 22 (1.96%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (1.60%) DV Cleared
6 16 (1.43%) CCNA
7 15 (1.34%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.16%) CCNP
9 12 (1.07%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 8 (0.71%) ITIL Certification
10 8 (0.71%) CISSP
11 7 (0.62%) RHCE
12 6 (0.53%) MCP
12 6 (0.53%) MCITP
13 5 (0.45%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 4 (0.36%) GCIA
14 4 (0.36%) GCIH
14 4 (0.36%) CCSE
14 4 (0.36%) CCDA
14 4 (0.36%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.76%) QA
2 19 (1.69%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.71%) SLA
4 4 (0.36%) COBIT
4 4 (0.36%) COSO
5 3 (0.27%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.27%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.18%) P3O
7 1 (0.089%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.089%) WCAG
7 1 (0.089%) HL7
System Software
1 80 (7.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 52 (4.63%) Active Directory
3 34 (3.03%) Varnish
4 28 (2.50%) Xen
5 17 (1.52%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.43%) NFS
6 16 (1.43%) Docker
7 14 (1.25%) Squid
8 10 (0.89%) KVM
8 10 (0.89%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (0.80%) VMware ESX
10 8 (0.71%) Snort
10 8 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.71%) SRDF
11 7 (0.62%) vCloud
11 7 (0.62%) XenServer
11 7 (0.62%) ProxySG
12 5 (0.45%) Firmware
12 5 (0.45%) vSphere
13 4 (0.36%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 143 (12.75%) Puppet
2 99 (8.82%) Opscode Chef
3 39 (3.48%) Ansible
4 33 (2.94%) Salt
5 24 (2.14%) yum
6 15 (1.34%) Kibana
7 14 (1.25%) Nagios
8 11 (0.98%) HAProxy
9 10 (0.89%) Vagrant
10 9 (0.80%) logstash
10 9 (0.80%) Graphite
11 8 (0.71%) WMI
11 8 (0.71%) ZABBIX
12 7 (0.62%) Rundeck
13 6 (0.53%) CA Spectrum
14 5 (0.45%) HP Quality Center
14 5 (0.45%) CA Wily
14 5 (0.45%) Cacti
15 4 (0.36%) Ganglia
15 4 (0.36%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 149 (13.28%) Oracle
2 106 (9.45%) IBM
2 106 (9.45%) Microsoft
3 92 (8.20%) VMware
4 77 (6.86%) Cisco
5 59 (5.26%) Red Hat
6 42 (3.74%) Google
7 38 (3.39%) CheckPoint
8 29 (2.58%) F5
9 25 (2.23%) Citrix
10 23 (2.05%) Adobe
11 20 (1.78%) TIBCO
12 19 (1.69%) Sybase
12 19 (1.69%) SAP
13 18 (1.60%) HP
14 17 (1.52%) NetApp
15 16 (1.43%) Juniper
15 16 (1.43%) ATG
16 13 (1.16%) Blue Coat
17 12 (1.07%) Salesforce.com
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