The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 17 April 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 46 48 26
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -22
Contract jobs citing HTTP 5 4 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.19% 0.95% 1.80%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.36% 5.19% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 1 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £388 £250
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-29.03% +55.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £344
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £12.50 £29.59
% change year-on-year
+280.00% -57.75%
HTTP
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
44 77 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.50% 18.25% 13.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 48 11
Average daily rate £300 £250 £253
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -0.99%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £195 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £535 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £340 £313
% change year-on-year
- +8.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 8
Average hourly rate £11.50 £28.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-59.64% +3.63%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 18 (94.74%) Linux
2 16 (84.21%) Java
3 15 (78.95%) Configuration Management
4 11 (57.89%) UNIX
5 10 (52.63%) HTML
5 10 (52.63%) Mac OS X
5 10 (52.63%) Web Design
5 10 (52.63%) MongoDB
5 10 (52.63%) REST
5 10 (52.63%) Neo4j
5 10 (52.63%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (52.63%) JAX-RS
5 10 (52.63%) Relational Database
6 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
6 9 (47.37%) Hibernate
7 8 (42.11%) SSL
7 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
8 7 (36.84%) VMware
8 7 (36.84%) FTP
9 6 (31.58%) Apache
9 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
9 6 (31.58%) DHCP
9 6 (31.58%) .NET
9 6 (31.58%) J2EE
9 6 (31.58%) IIS
9 6 (31.58%) Servlets
9 6 (31.58%) IPsec
9 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
9 6 (31.58%) DNS
9 6 (31.58%) Google

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 (31.58%) IIS
1 6 (31.58%) Apache
1 6 (31.58%) Tomcat
1 6 (31.58%) WebSphere
1 6 (31.58%) Jetty
1 6 (31.58%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (31.58%) Cloud Computing
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon EC2
1 6 (31.58%) Google App Engine
1 6 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
1 6 (31.58%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 9 (47.37%) TCP/IP
2 8 (42.11%) SSL
3 7 (36.84%) FTP
4 6 (31.58%) DHCP
4 6 (31.58%) DNS
4 6 (31.58%) IPsec
5 1 (5.26%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (52.63%) MongoDB
1 10 (52.63%) Neo4j
1 10 (52.63%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.26%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (31.58%) Jenkins
2 1 (5.26%) Toad
2 1 (5.26%) LoadRunner
2 1 (5.26%) Subversion
2 1 (5.26%) Maven
2 1 (5.26%) Git (software)
2 1 (5.26%) Mockito
2 1 (5.26%) Cucumber
General
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (52.63%) Developer
1 10 (52.63%) Java Developer
2 1 (5.26%) Release Engineer
2 1 (5.26%) Build and Release Engineer
2 1 (5.26%) Performance Tester
2 1 (5.26%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) HTML
1 10 (52.63%) REST
1 10 (52.63%) JAX-RS
2 9 (47.37%) Hibernate
3 6 (31.58%) .NET
3 6 (31.58%) J2EE
3 6 (31.58%) Servlets
4 1 (5.26%) SOAP
4 1 (5.26%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (26.32%) Open Source
2 1 (5.26%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 18 (94.74%) Linux
2 11 (57.89%) UNIX
3 10 (52.63%) Mac OS X
4 1 (5.26%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (78.95%) Configuration Management
2 10 (52.63%) Web Design
2 10 (52.63%) Responsive Web Design
3 8 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (31.58%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (26.32%) Automated Testing
5 5 (26.32%) Unit Testing
6 4 (21.05%) DevOps
7 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
7 1 (5.26%) Web Development
7 1 (5.26%) Performance Testing
7 1 (5.26%) BDD
7 1 (5.26%) TDD
7 1 (5.26%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 16 (84.21%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (10.53%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (31.58%) Xen
1 6 (31.58%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 5 (26.32%) Puppet
2 4 (21.05%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (5.26%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 7 (36.84%) VMware
2 6 (31.58%) Google
2 6 (31.58%) Microsoft
3 1 (5.26%) HP
3 1 (5.26%) Oracle