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 22 August 2014 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 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 181 183 193
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing HTTP 613 561 537
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 1.20% 1.15% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.24% 8.44% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 352 383 326
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £375 £343
% change year-on-year
-2.66% +9.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 6 17
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £39.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% -16.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.09 £17.53 £17.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £37.00 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.25 £28.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+116.81% -33.52%
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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
7443 6649 8272
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 14.61% 13.66% 15.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 4074 3675 3832
Average daily rate £365 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.28% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 385 650
Average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.57 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.00 £24.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-10.20% -2.00%

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014.

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 22 August 2014. 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 +20 376 £410 -8.88% 234
South East -2 89 £400 +6.66% 102
East of England -17 34 £330 -22.35% 31
North West +3 23 £313 -16.66% 39
Yorkshire -18 19 £305 +1.66% 23
East Midlands +16 18 £430 +1.17% 17
West Midlands -8 18 £320 +28.00% 37
South West -27 17 £390 -11.36% 17
North East -7 13 £325 +30.00% 4
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HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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.

1 435 (37.76%) Java
2 427 (37.07%) Linux
3 373 (32.38%) HTML
4 338 (29.34%) XML
5 330 (28.65%) JavaScript
6 300 (26.04%) UNIX
7 270 (23.44%) Web Services
8 261 (22.66%) SQL
9 244 (21.18%) REST
10 243 (21.09%) Oracle
11 233 (20.23%) TCP/IP
12 215 (18.66%) CSS
13 202 (17.53%) JSON
14 201 (17.45%) SSL
15 194 (16.84%) Git (software)
16 185 (16.06%) Windows
17 181 (15.71%) .NET
18 176 (15.28%) Subversion
19 170 (14.76%) TDD
20 165 (14.32%) Configuration Management
21 162 (14.06%) Python
22 160 (13.89%) DNS
22 160 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
23 159 (13.80%) Continuous Integration
24 156 (13.54%) SOAP
25 155 (13.45%) Relational Database
26 152 (13.19%) Apache
27 151 (13.11%) Scrum
28 145 (12.59%) Finance
29 140 (12.15%) RESTful

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 2014, 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
1 152 (13.19%) Apache
2 127 (11.02%) WebSphere
3 101 (8.77%) Tomcat
4 86 (7.47%) IIS
5 59 (5.12%) WebLogic
6 52 (4.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 45 (3.91%) WebSphere Application Server
7 45 (3.91%) Node.js
8 41 (3.56%) SharePoint
9 35 (3.04%) Jetty
10 33 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
11 28 (2.43%) Oracle Service Bus
12 25 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
13 23 (2.00%) nginx
14 21 (1.82%) WebLogic Portal
15 19 (1.65%) SharePoint 2010
16 16 (1.39%) Adobe CQ
17 15 (1.30%) CMS
18 14 (1.22%) MQSeries
19 13 (1.13%) WordPress
Applications
1 46 (3.99%) MS Excel
2 23 (2.00%) MS Office
3 17 (1.48%) InfoPath
4 12 (1.04%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.69%) MS PowerPoint
5 8 (0.69%) Doxygen
6 5 (0.43%) MS Project
6 5 (0.43%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.43%) Spreadsheet
7 4 (0.35%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.17%) GIMP
8 2 (0.17%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.087%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.087%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 39 (3.39%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (2.00%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (1.30%) Documaker
4 11 (0.95%) Oracle FAH
5 10 (0.87%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.43%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.43%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.35%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.26%) RMDS
8 3 (0.26%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.17%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.17%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.17%) Magento
9 2 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.17%) Agresso
9 2 (0.17%) WebTrends
10 1 (0.087%) CSG Singleview
10 1 (0.087%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.087%) Summit
10 1 (0.087%) Oracle ERP
Cloud Services
1 36 (3.13%) PaaS
2 30 (2.60%) Microsoft Azure
3 28 (2.43%) SaaS
4 27 (2.34%) Cloud Computing
5 22 (1.91%) Amazon EC2
6 15 (1.30%) Amazon AWS
7 13 (1.13%) Google App Engine
8 8 (0.69%) Amazon S3
9 7 (0.61%) Force.com
9 7 (0.61%) Route 53
9 7 (0.61%) Amazon ELB
10 6 (0.52%) GitHub
11 3 (0.26%) IaaS
12 1 (0.087%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 233 (20.23%) TCP/IP
2 201 (17.45%) SSL
3 160 (13.89%) DNS
4 124 (10.76%) FTP
5 119 (10.33%) Internet
6 109 (9.46%) HTTPS
7 106 (9.20%) Firewall
8 65 (5.64%) SMTP
9 57 (4.95%) LDAP
10 52 (4.51%) DHCP
11 43 (3.73%) VPN
12 38 (3.30%) WAN
13 36 (3.13%) SSH
14 31 (2.69%) LAN
15 29 (2.52%) IPsec
16 22 (1.91%) SAN
17 21 (1.82%) NAS
18 19 (1.65%) BGP
19 18 (1.56%) Wireless
20 17 (1.48%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 155 (13.45%) Relational Database
2 119 (10.33%) SQL Server
3 112 (9.72%) MySQL
4 76 (6.60%) MongoDB
5 71 (6.16%) Oracle Database
6 51 (4.43%) NoSQL
7 39 (3.39%) Oracle Database 11g
8 37 (3.21%) Neo4j
9 30 (2.60%) Oracle ODI
10 26 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (2.17%) SQL Server 2008
12 21 (1.82%) Redis
13 20 (1.74%) Apache Cassandra
13 20 (1.74%) RDBMS
14 19 (1.65%) Data Warehouse
14 19 (1.65%) Oracle BI EE
15 17 (1.48%) Azure SQL Database
15 17 (1.48%) Big Data
16 15 (1.30%) DB2
16 15 (1.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 194 (16.84%) Git (software)
2 176 (15.28%) Subversion
3 80 (6.94%) Selenium
4 72 (6.25%) Jenkins
5 62 (5.38%) Maven
6 55 (4.77%) JUnit
7 50 (4.34%) JIRA
8 45 (3.91%) Cucumber
9 39 (3.39%) LoadRunner
10 35 (3.04%) WebDriver
11 32 (2.78%) Ant
11 32 (2.78%) Hudson
12 27 (2.34%) TeamCity
13 26 (2.26%) Eclipse
14 24 (2.08%) QuickTest Pro
15 22 (1.91%) Introscope
15 22 (1.91%) Visual Studio
16 18 (1.56%) WATIR
16 18 (1.56%) CruiseControl
17 16 (1.39%) Xcode
General
1 145 (12.59%) Finance
2 58 (5.03%) Telecoms
3 43 (3.73%) Retail
4 33 (2.86%) Banking
5 29 (2.52%) Financial Institution
6 21 (1.82%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.82%) Billing
7 15 (1.30%) Games
8 12 (1.04%) Military
9 11 (0.95%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.87%) Marketing
10 10 (0.87%) Front Office
11 9 (0.78%) Electronics
12 8 (0.69%) Publishing
13 6 (0.52%) Legal
14 4 (0.35%) Pharmaceutical
14 4 (0.35%) Back Office
15 3 (0.26%) Advertising
16 2 (0.17%) Local Government
16 2 (0.17%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 534 (46.35%) Developer
2 116 (10.07%) Java Developer
3 79 (6.86%) Analyst
4 69 (5.99%) Administrator
5 63 (5.47%) Architect
6 50 (4.34%) Consultant
7 49 (4.25%) Software Engineer
8 46 (3.99%) Senior Developer
9 45 (3.91%) Web Developer
10 40 (3.47%) Front-End Developer
10 40 (3.47%) iOS Developer
11 39 (3.39%) Tester
12 34 (2.95%) Systems Administrator
13 33 (2.86%) C# Developer
14 30 (2.60%) Test Analyst
15 28 (2.43%) Test Engineer
15 28 (2.43%) PHP Developer
16 27 (2.34%) Linux Administrator
16 27 (2.34%) DevOps Engineer
17 25 (2.17%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 373 (32.38%) HTML
2 338 (29.34%) XML
3 270 (23.44%) Web Services
4 244 (21.18%) REST
5 215 (18.66%) CSS
6 202 (17.53%) JSON
7 181 (15.71%) .NET
8 156 (13.54%) SOAP
9 140 (12.15%) RESTful
10 98 (8.51%) ASP.NET
11 97 (8.42%) Middleware
12 95 (8.25%) jQuery
13 92 (7.99%) HTML5
14 84 (7.29%) JMS
15 83 (7.20%) Spring
16 67 (5.82%) Hibernate
17 65 (5.64%) XSLT
18 59 (5.12%) Ajax
19 58 (5.03%) Servlets
20 56 (4.86%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 109 (9.46%) Open Source
2 52 (4.51%) Mobile App
3 48 (4.17%) Visualisation
4 44 (3.82%) Computer Science
5 30 (2.60%) Client/Server
6 29 (2.52%) Management Information System
7 25 (2.17%) Clustering
7 25 (2.17%) iPhone
8 22 (1.91%) Data Integration
9 17 (1.48%) iPad
9 17 (1.48%) Enterprise Software
10 14 (1.22%) Hedge funds
10 14 (1.22%) PKI
11 13 (1.13%) Firmware
12 12 (1.04%) Animation
13 11 (0.95%) Streaming Media
14 9 (0.78%) Video on Demand
14 9 (0.78%) Social Gaming
15 8 (0.69%) Web 2.0
15 8 (0.69%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 427 (37.07%) Linux
2 300 (26.04%) UNIX
3 185 (16.06%) Windows
4 106 (9.20%) Mac OS X
5 57 (4.95%) Apple iOS
6 48 (4.17%) Android
7 45 (3.91%) Windows Server 2003
8 43 (3.73%) Solaris
9 42 (3.65%) Windows Server 2008
10 29 (2.52%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 22 (1.91%) Windows 2000
11 22 (1.91%) Windows XP
12 17 (1.48%) Ubuntu
13 13 (1.13%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.87%) AIX
15 9 (0.78%) HPUX
16 8 (0.69%) CentOS
16 8 (0.69%) Debian
17 5 (0.43%) SUSE
18 4 (0.35%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 170 (14.76%) TDD
2 165 (14.32%) Configuration Management
3 160 (13.89%) Agile Software Development
4 159 (13.80%) Continuous Integration
5 151 (13.11%) Scrum
6 135 (11.72%) Web Development
7 128 (11.11%) OO
8 124 (10.76%) Responsive Web Design
9 119 (10.33%) Web Design
10 100 (8.68%) SOA
11 90 (7.81%) Software Engineering
12 86 (7.47%) BDD
13 83 (7.20%) MVC
14 75 (6.51%) ITIL
15 73 (6.34%) DevOps
16 68 (5.90%) Performance Testing
17 67 (5.82%) Test Automation
18 59 (5.12%) Migration
19 58 (5.03%) Unit Testing
20 57 (4.95%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 435 (37.76%) Java
2 330 (28.65%) JavaScript
3 261 (22.66%) SQL
4 162 (14.06%) Python
5 134 (11.63%) Ruby
6 122 (10.59%) C#
7 121 (10.50%) PHP
8 118 (10.24%) Perl
9 87 (7.55%) C
10 78 (6.77%) Shell Script
11 70 (6.08%) Bash Shell
12 62 (5.38%) C++
13 47 (4.08%) Objective-C
14 39 (3.39%) PowerShell
15 34 (2.95%) Jython
16 33 (2.86%) T-SQL
17 30 (2.60%) XPath
17 30 (2.60%) Scala
18 24 (2.08%) Groovy
19 22 (1.91%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 98 (8.51%) Security Cleared
2 83 (7.20%) Degree
3 46 (3.99%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.60%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (2.34%) ISTQB
6 24 (2.08%) DV Cleared
7 20 (1.74%) Cisco Certification
8 14 (1.22%) CCENT
8 14 (1.22%) LPIC
9 13 (1.13%) ISEB
10 11 (0.95%) Microsoft Certification
11 9 (0.78%) CCNA
11 9 (0.78%) BC Cleared
12 8 (0.69%) Sun Certification
12 8 (0.69%) ITIL Certification
13 7 (0.61%) CCNP
14 4 (0.35%) CCIP
14 4 (0.35%) MCSE
14 4 (0.35%) MCSA
15 3 (0.26%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.77%) QA
2 18 (1.56%) Data Quality
3 8 (0.69%) SLA
4 4 (0.35%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.17%) COBIT
5 2 (0.17%) WCAG
6 1 (0.087%) ISO 9001
6 1 (0.087%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.087%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.087%) EMIR
6 1 (0.087%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 50 (4.34%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (3.73%) Active Directory
3 23 (2.00%) Oracle RAC
3 23 (2.00%) Varnish
4 19 (1.65%) Squid
5 13 (1.13%) NFS
5 13 (1.13%) Xen
5 13 (1.13%) qmail
6 9 (0.78%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
6 9 (0.78%) Forefront TMG
7 8 (0.69%) KVM
8 6 (0.52%) vCloud
8 6 (0.52%) Docker
9 5 (0.43%) Hyper-V
10 3 (0.26%) SRDF
10 3 (0.26%) Sendmail
10 3 (0.26%) Dovecot
11 2 (0.17%) Shibboleth
12 1 (0.087%) ISA Server
12 1 (0.087%) Microsoft App-V
Systems Management
1 87 (7.55%) Puppet
2 34 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
3 33 (2.86%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 30 (2.60%) HP Quality Center
5 19 (1.65%) Tivoli
6 17 (1.48%) Oracle Identity Management
7 15 (1.30%) Nagios
7 15 (1.30%) Zenoss
7 15 (1.30%) Vagrant
8 12 (1.04%) SCOM
9 11 (0.95%) CA Wily
10 8 (0.69%) OpenView
11 6 (0.52%) HP SiteScope
11 6 (0.52%) OpenView Configuration Management
12 5 (0.43%) BMC PATROL
12 5 (0.43%) DameWare
12 5 (0.43%) ITRS Geneos
13 4 (0.35%) SCOrch
13 4 (0.35%) OpenSSO
13 4 (0.35%) SCCM
Vendors
1 243 (21.09%) Oracle
2 112 (9.72%) Microsoft
3 90 (7.81%) IBM
4 72 (6.25%) HP
5 68 (5.90%) VMware
6 59 (5.12%) Cisco
7 46 (3.99%) Red Hat
8 38 (3.30%) F5
9 35 (3.04%) SAP
10 28 (2.43%) Juniper
11 26 (2.26%) JBoss
12 23 (2.00%) Google
13 21 (1.82%) Salesforce.com
14 19 (1.65%) Remedy
15 18 (1.56%) Citrix
16 17 (1.48%) Sun
16 17 (1.48%) Siebel
17 15 (1.30%) Apple
18 14 (1.22%) Software AG
19 12 (1.04%) SaltStack
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