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 2 June 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
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 43 57 22
Rank change year-on-year
+14 -35
Contract jobs citing HTTP 5 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 1.17% 0.38% 3.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.87% 2.33% 22.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 0 2
Average daily rate
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£275 - £290
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 - £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £300 - £322
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 - £22.35
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
46 86 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 10.75% 16.41% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 61 9
Average daily rate £300 £250 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £203 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £493 £330
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £335 £315
% change year-on-year
+1.49% +6.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 8
Average hourly rate £16.00 £28.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.85% -3.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.45 £19.30 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.30 £33.80 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+47.22% -19.10%

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
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 2 June 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Blackpool - 5 £275 -
Burnley - 5 £275 -
HTTP
North West

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 7 (87.50%) Linux
1 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 6 (75.00%) SSL
2 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (75.00%) FTP
2 6 (75.00%) Java
3 5 (62.50%) .NET
3 5 (62.50%) J2EE
3 5 (62.50%) IIS
3 5 (62.50%) Servlets
3 5 (62.50%) Apache
3 5 (62.50%) Tomcat
3 5 (62.50%) DHCP
3 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
3 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
3 5 (62.50%) IPsec
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
3 5 (62.50%) Google
3 5 (62.50%) WebSphere
3 5 (62.50%) Xen
3 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (62.50%) Jetty
3 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
3 5 (62.50%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (62.50%) nginx
3 5 (62.50%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (62.50%) Google App Engine
3 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
3 5 (62.50%) Jenkins

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 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 5 (62.50%) IIS
1 5 (62.50%) Apache
1 5 (62.50%) Tomcat
1 5 (62.50%) WebSphere
1 5 (62.50%) Jetty
1 5 (62.50%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (62.50%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (62.50%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (62.50%) Google App Engine
1 5 (62.50%) Amazon AWS
1 5 (62.50%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 7 (87.50%) TCP/IP
2 6 (75.00%) SSL
2 6 (75.00%) FTP
3 5 (62.50%) DHCP
3 5 (62.50%) IPsec
3 5 (62.50%) DNS
4 1 (12.50%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
1 1 (12.50%) Relational Database
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
1 1 (12.50%) Neo4j
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) Toad
2 1 (12.50%) LoadRunner
2 1 (12.50%) Subversion
2 1 (12.50%) Maven
2 1 (12.50%) Mockito
2 1 (12.50%) Cucumber
2 1 (12.50%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (12.50%) Banking
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (12.50%) Tester
1 1 (12.50%) Developer
1 1 (12.50%) Release Engineer
1 1 (12.50%) Performance Tester
1 1 (12.50%) Java Developer
1 1 (12.50%) Build and Release Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (62.50%) .NET
1 5 (62.50%) J2EE
1 5 (62.50%) Servlets
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) SOAP
2 1 (12.50%) Web Services
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (12.50%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 7 (87.50%) Linux
2 2 (25.00%) UNIX
3 1 (12.50%) Windows
3 1 (12.50%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (62.50%) Configuration Management
2 5 (62.50%) Continuous Integration
3 4 (50.00%) Unit Testing
3 4 (50.00%) Open Source
3 4 (50.00%) Automated Testing
4 2 (25.00%) DevOps
5 1 (12.50%) TDD
5 1 (12.50%) Web Design
5 1 (12.50%) Responsive Web Design
5 1 (12.50%) BDD
5 1 (12.50%) Validation
5 1 (12.50%) Performance Testing
5 1 (12.50%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (75.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 5 (62.50%) Xen
1 5 (62.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 4 (50.00%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) VMware
2 5 (62.50%) Microsoft
2 5 (62.50%) Google
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) HP