The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 174 148 136
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -12
Contract jobs citing HTTP 301 338 376
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.29% 1.47% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.73% 12.11% 13.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 187 225 258
Average daily rate
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£475 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.75% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £320 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 1 5
Average hourly rate £19.72 £31.99 £13.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.36% +136.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.29 £31.99 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £24.48 £31.99 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £22.60
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +88.09%
HTTP
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
3094 2790 2859
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.26% 12.17% 12.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 1990 1790 1776
Average daily rate £388 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £225 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 100 85 123
Average hourly rate £18.00 £20.00 £21.93
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.00% -8.81%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £15.75 £14.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.00 £34.00 £54.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in London

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in London

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in London

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

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in London

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in London

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the London region over the 3 months to 3 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.

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Rank Change
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Last Year
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Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
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Job
Vacancies
City of London -9 74 £475 +18.75% 104
Croydon - 6 £388 -
Greenford - 4 £355 -
New Malden - 4 £275 -
Docklands, London -6 1 - -
Hackney - 1 £425 -
Hammersmith - 1 - -
Chiswick - 1 - -
Kingston Upon Thames - 1 - -
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HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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.

1 281 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
2 277 (43.42%) Java
3 242 (37.93%) Linux
4 226 (35.42%) HTML
5 197 (30.88%) JavaScript
6 161 (25.24%) TCP/IP
7 157 (24.61%) TDD
7 157 (24.61%) Git (software)
8 138 (21.63%) Configuration Management
9 137 (21.47%) SSL
10 136 (21.32%) CSS
11 135 (21.16%) Subversion
12 134 (21.00%) Continuous Integration
13 133 (20.85%) REST
13 133 (20.85%) Web Services
14 132 (20.69%) UNIX
14 132 (20.69%) SQL
15 130 (20.38%) MongoDB
16 115 (18.03%) Relational Database
17 113 (17.71%) .NET
17 113 (17.71%) Windows
17 113 (17.71%) Python
18 109 (17.08%) Puppet
19 108 (16.93%) Open Source
19 108 (16.93%) DevOps
20 103 (16.14%) Jenkins
21 102 (15.99%) DNS
22 100 (15.67%) XML
23 94 (14.73%) Oracle
24 93 (14.58%) Apache

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the London 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 93 (14.58%) Apache
2 86 (13.48%) Tomcat
3 74 (11.60%) IIS
4 47 (7.37%) WebSphere
5 32 (5.02%) Node.js
6 31 (4.86%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 29 (4.55%) IBM HTTP Server
8 27 (4.23%) Jetty
9 19 (2.98%) WebLogic
9 19 (2.98%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 18 (2.82%) Confluence
11 17 (2.66%) WebSphere Application Server
11 17 (2.66%) JBoss
12 14 (2.19%) nginx
13 13 (2.04%) SharePoint
14 10 (1.57%) CMS
14 10 (1.57%) Mule
14 10 (1.57%) Oracle Coherence
14 10 (1.57%) Elasticsearch
15 9 (1.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 15 (2.35%) MS Office
2 13 (2.04%) MS Excel
3 5 (0.78%) MS Visio
3 5 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
4 2 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
5 1 (0.16%) GIMP
5 1 (0.16%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.16%) MS Project
5 1 (0.16%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (1.25%) RMDS
2 5 (0.78%) Oracle BPM
2 5 (0.78%) Oracle EBS
3 4 (0.63%) WebTrends
3 4 (0.63%) Remedy ITSM
4 2 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.16%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.16%) Markit EDM
5 1 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
5 1 (0.16%) Eagle PACE
5 1 (0.16%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.16%) Magento
5 1 (0.16%) Documaker
5 1 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
5 1 (0.16%) Primavera
5 1 (0.16%) Agresso
Cloud Services
1 65 (10.19%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (7.84%) Microsoft Azure
3 21 (3.29%) PaaS
4 17 (2.66%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (1.72%) Cloud Computing
6 9 (1.41%) Google App Engine
6 9 (1.41%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (1.10%) GitHub
8 5 (0.78%) Office 365
9 4 (0.63%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.63%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.63%) SaaS
10 2 (0.31%) SoftLayer
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon CloudWatch
10 2 (0.31%) Amazon ELB
10 2 (0.31%) Heroku
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
11 1 (0.16%) Google Analytics
11 1 (0.16%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 161 (25.24%) TCP/IP
2 137 (21.47%) SSL
3 102 (15.99%) DNS
4 68 (10.66%) Internet
5 59 (9.25%) Firewall
6 42 (6.58%) FTP
7 41 (6.43%) DHCP
8 40 (6.27%) IPsec
9 32 (5.02%) HTTPS
10 21 (3.29%) VPN
11 20 (3.13%) LAN
12 19 (2.98%) SMTP
13 16 (2.51%) WAN
14 15 (2.35%) LDAP
15 14 (2.19%) SAN
16 13 (2.04%) Multicast
17 12 (1.88%) VLAN
17 12 (1.88%) iSCSI
18 11 (1.72%) Ethernet
18 11 (1.72%) Kerberos
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (20.38%) MongoDB
2 115 (18.03%) Relational Database
3 82 (12.85%) MySQL
4 70 (10.97%) NoSQL
5 55 (8.62%) SQL Server
6 49 (7.68%) PostgreSQL
7 43 (6.74%) RDBMS
8 25 (3.92%) Neo4j
9 24 (3.76%) Apache Cassandra
10 19 (2.98%) Redis
11 18 (2.82%) DB2
12 17 (2.66%) CouchDB
13 12 (1.88%) Oracle Database
14 11 (1.72%) Hadoop
15 8 (1.25%) Riak
15 8 (1.25%) HBase
16 4 (0.63%) Big Data
16 4 (0.63%) Infinispan
16 4 (0.63%) Amazon RDS
16 4 (0.63%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 157 (24.61%) Git (software)
2 135 (21.16%) Subversion
3 103 (16.14%) Jenkins
4 75 (11.76%) Maven
5 47 (7.37%) Cucumber
6 40 (6.27%) JIRA
7 29 (4.55%) Selenium
8 25 (3.92%) Hudson
8 25 (3.92%) JUnit
9 24 (3.76%) Mockito
10 20 (3.13%) Mercurial
11 19 (2.98%) WebDriver
11 19 (2.98%) Jasmine
12 18 (2.82%) SpecFlow
13 16 (2.51%) Artifactory
13 16 (2.51%) Visual Studio
14 15 (2.35%) Ant
15 14 (2.19%) Gradle
16 11 (1.72%) Grunt
16 11 (1.72%) Karma Test Runner
General
1 81 (12.70%) Finance
2 35 (5.49%) Banking
3 18 (2.82%) Retail
4 17 (2.66%) Marketing
5 14 (2.19%) Games
6 12 (1.88%) Investment Banking
6 12 (1.88%) Advertising
7 9 (1.41%) Telecoms
8 8 (1.25%) Publishing
9 7 (1.10%) Legal
10 5 (0.78%) Financial Institution
11 4 (0.63%) Local Government
12 3 (0.47%) Multimedia
12 3 (0.47%) Manufacturing
12 3 (0.47%) French Language
13 2 (0.31%) German Language
13 2 (0.31%) Hindi Language
13 2 (0.31%) Italian Language
13 2 (0.31%) Turkish Language
13 2 (0.31%) Arabic Language
Job Titles
1 269 (42.16%) Developer
2 72 (11.29%) Java Developer
3 39 (6.11%) Senior Developer
4 35 (5.49%) Analyst
5 30 (4.70%) DevOps Engineer
6 29 (4.55%) Architect
7 25 (3.92%) Web Developer
7 25 (3.92%) Administrator
8 24 (3.76%) .NET Developer
8 24 (3.76%) Consultant
9 23 (3.61%) Web Engineer
10 22 (3.45%) Scala Developer
10 22 (3.45%) Software Engineer
11 18 (2.82%) Network Engineer
12 16 (2.51%) Support Analyst
12 16 (2.51%) Platform Engineer
12 16 (2.51%) Front-End Developer
13 15 (2.35%) Software Developer
14 14 (2.19%) Technical Support
14 14 (2.19%) Senior Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 226 (35.42%) HTML
2 136 (21.32%) CSS
3 133 (20.85%) Web Services
3 133 (20.85%) REST
4 113 (17.71%) .NET
5 100 (15.67%) XML
6 80 (12.54%) jQuery
7 77 (12.07%) AngularJS
8 72 (11.29%) HTML5
8 72 (11.29%) JSON
9 55 (8.62%) Spring
10 50 (7.84%) ASP.NET
11 48 (7.52%) SOAP
12 47 (7.37%) RESTful
13 43 (6.74%) J2EE
13 43 (6.74%) Middleware
14 41 (6.43%) CSS3
15 39 (6.11%) Hibernate
16 36 (5.64%) Ajax
16 36 (5.64%) .NET Framework
Miscellaneous
1 44 (6.90%) User Experience
2 26 (4.08%) Visualisation
3 25 (3.92%) Computer Science
4 19 (2.98%) Data Centre
5 18 (2.82%) Streaming Video
6 16 (2.51%) iPhone
6 16 (2.51%) iPad
7 15 (2.35%) W3C
8 14 (2.19%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.88%) Analytical Skills
9 12 (1.88%) Mobile App
10 11 (1.72%) RIA
11 10 (1.57%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.57%) Digital Media
12 9 (1.41%) Device Driver
13 8 (1.25%) Clustering
13 8 (1.25%) Data Integration
14 7 (1.10%) Data Extraction
15 6 (0.94%) STB
15 6 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
Operating Systems
1 242 (37.93%) Linux
2 132 (20.69%) UNIX
3 113 (17.71%) Windows
4 55 (8.62%) Mac OS X
5 25 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 22 (3.45%) Solaris
7 20 (3.13%) Windows Server 2008
7 20 (3.13%) Windows Server 2003
8 17 (2.66%) Android
9 16 (2.51%) Apple iOS
10 14 (2.19%) AIX
11 8 (1.25%) Ubuntu
11 8 (1.25%) CentOS
11 8 (1.25%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
12 6 (0.94%) FreeBSD
13 5 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
13 5 (0.78%) Windows Server 2012
14 4 (0.63%) Windows CE
15 3 (0.47%) SUSE
16 1 (0.16%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 281 (44.04%) Agile Software Development
2 157 (24.61%) TDD
3 138 (21.63%) Configuration Management
4 134 (21.00%) Continuous Integration
5 108 (16.93%) Open Source
5 108 (16.93%) DevOps
6 90 (14.11%) Scrum
7 83 (13.01%) BDD
8 82 (12.85%) Responsive Web Design
9 75 (11.76%) Web Design
10 68 (10.66%) OO
10 68 (10.66%) SOA
11 67 (10.50%) MVC
11 67 (10.50%) Web Development
12 65 (10.19%) Software Engineering
13 52 (8.15%) Unit Testing
14 44 (6.90%) Microservices
15 41 (6.43%) Automated Testing
16 39 (6.11%) E-Commerce
17 38 (5.96%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 277 (43.42%) Java
2 197 (30.88%) JavaScript
3 132 (20.69%) SQL
4 113 (17.71%) Python
5 89 (13.95%) C#
6 72 (11.29%) Ruby
7 66 (10.34%) PHP
8 49 (7.68%) Scala
9 34 (5.33%) Perl
10 33 (5.17%) C
11 25 (3.92%) Shell Script
12 18 (2.82%) Go
13 16 (2.51%) PowerShell
13 16 (2.51%) Jython
14 14 (2.19%) Bash Shell
15 13 (2.04%) C++
16 12 (1.88%) PL/SQL
17 10 (1.57%) Groovy
18 9 (1.41%) Objective-C
19 6 (0.94%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 43 (6.74%) Degree
2 42 (6.58%) Security Cleared
3 23 (3.61%) SC Cleared
4 9 (1.41%) ISEB
5 8 (1.25%) CCNP
5 8 (1.25%) Cisco Certification
5 8 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 6 (0.94%) CCNA
6 6 (0.94%) ISTQB
6 6 (0.94%) DV Cleared
7 5 (0.78%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 4 (0.63%) JNCIA
8 4 (0.63%) JNCIS
8 4 (0.63%) JNCIP
8 4 (0.63%) CCDA
9 2 (0.31%) MCSE
9 2 (0.31%) Oracle Certification
9 2 (0.31%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 2 (0.31%) RHCE
9 2 (0.31%) MOS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 25 (3.92%) QA
2 12 (1.88%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.16%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.16%) P3O
3 1 (0.16%) SLA
3 1 (0.16%) WCAG
System Software
1 37 (5.80%) VMware Infrastructure
2 22 (3.45%) Varnish
3 20 (3.13%) Active Directory
4 15 (2.35%) NFS
5 14 (2.19%) Xen
6 12 (1.88%) Hyper-V
7 9 (1.41%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (1.41%) Docker
8 8 (1.25%) KVM
8 8 (1.25%) SRDF
9 7 (1.10%) Squid
10 6 (0.94%) XenServer
11 5 (0.78%) ProxySG
11 5 (0.78%) Firmware
12 4 (0.63%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.63%) vSphere
12 4 (0.63%) vCloud
13 2 (0.31%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.31%) Terminal Services
14 1 (0.16%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 109 (17.08%) Puppet
2 82 (12.85%) Opscode Chef
3 32 (5.02%) Ansible
4 30 (4.70%) Salt
5 20 (3.13%) yum
6 12 (1.88%) HP SiteScope
7 7 (1.10%) Vagrant
7 7 (1.10%) Kibana
7 7 (1.10%) Nagios
7 7 (1.10%) WMI
8 6 (0.94%) HP Quality Center
8 6 (0.94%) HAProxy
9 5 (0.78%) CA Spectrum
9 5 (0.78%) Cacti
9 5 (0.78%) BladeLogic
10 4 (0.63%) CA Single Sign-On
10 4 (0.63%) ZABBIX
10 4 (0.63%) Graphite
10 4 (0.63%) Rundeck
10 4 (0.63%) logstash
Vendors
1 94 (14.73%) Oracle
2 63 (9.87%) Microsoft
3 55 (8.62%) IBM
4 45 (7.05%) VMware
5 44 (6.90%) Red Hat
6 31 (4.86%) Citrix
7 29 (4.55%) Cisco
8 24 (3.76%) HP
9 23 (3.61%) Google
10 19 (2.98%) Adobe
11 18 (2.82%) TIBCO
12 17 (2.66%) F5
13 16 (2.51%) NetApp
14 15 (2.35%) Sybase
15 14 (2.19%) ATG
16 12 (1.88%) EMC
17 11 (1.72%) Juniper
17 11 (1.72%) Barracuda Networks
18 10 (1.57%) webMethods
19 9 (1.41%) CheckPoint
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