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 18 September 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 38 32 44
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +12
Contract jobs citing HTTP 15 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 3.52% 1.13% 0.49%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 18.29% 16.67% 3.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 0 1
Average daily rate
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£513 - £313
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £26.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -38.23%
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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 Lancashire region.

Communications & Networking Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
82 18 51
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 19.25% 6.77% 12.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 4 28
Average daily rate £325 £150 £356
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+116.66% -57.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £246 £150 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £315 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 3
Average hourly rate £20.00 £13.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% -65.33%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

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 18 September 2014, 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 15 (93.75%) TCP/IP
2 13 (81.25%) Linux
3 10 (62.50%) SSL
4 9 (56.25%) Configuration Management
4 9 (56.25%) VMware
5 8 (50.00%) FTP
5 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 7 (43.75%) Jetty
6 7 (43.75%) WebSphere
6 7 (43.75%) nginx
6 7 (43.75%) Apache
6 7 (43.75%) Tomcat
6 7 (43.75%) IIS
6 7 (43.75%) Servlets
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
7 6 (37.50%) Java
7 6 (37.50%) .NET
7 6 (37.50%) J2EE
7 6 (37.50%) Xen
7 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
7 6 (37.50%) Open Source
7 6 (37.50%) Puppet
7 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
7 6 (37.50%) DevOps
8 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
8 5 (31.25%) Cloud Computing
8 5 (31.25%) Amazon EC2
8 5 (31.25%) Google App Engine
8 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
8 5 (31.25%) Google

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 2014, 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 7 (43.75%) IIS
1 7 (43.75%) Apache
1 7 (43.75%) Tomcat
1 7 (43.75%) WebSphere
1 7 (43.75%) Jetty
1 7 (43.75%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 5 (31.25%) Cloud Computing
1 5 (31.25%) Amazon EC2
1 5 (31.25%) Google App Engine
2 1 (6.25%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (93.75%) TCP/IP
2 10 (62.50%) SSL
3 8 (50.00%) FTP
4 5 (31.25%) DHCP
4 5 (31.25%) DNS
4 5 (31.25%) IPsec
5 3 (18.75%) PuTTY
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (18.75%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) Jenkins
2 3 (18.75%) Toad
2 3 (18.75%) LoadRunner
General
1 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
1 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 3 (18.75%) Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Lead Test Analyst
2 2 (12.50%) Performance Test Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Test Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Performance Test Leader
3 1 (6.25%) Web Analyst
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Senior Systems Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Administrator
3 1 (6.25%) Technical Engineer
3 1 (6.25%) Operations Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (43.75%) Servlets
2 6 (37.50%) .NET
2 6 (37.50%) J2EE
3 3 (18.75%) SOAP
3 3 (18.75%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) Open Source
2 3 (18.75%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 13 (81.25%) Linux
2 3 (18.75%) UNIX
2 3 (18.75%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (56.25%) Configuration Management
2 8 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
3 6 (37.50%) DevOps
4 5 (31.25%) Unit Testing
4 5 (31.25%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (31.25%) Automated Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Performance Testing
5 3 (18.75%) Validation
6 1 (6.25%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 6 (37.50%) Java
Qualifications
1 3 (18.75%) SC Cleared
1 3 (18.75%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 6 (37.50%) Xen
1 6 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 6 (37.50%) Puppet
2 3 (18.75%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (6.25%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 9 (56.25%) VMware
2 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
3 5 (31.25%) Google
4 3 (18.75%) HP
4 3 (18.75%) Oracle