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 27 January 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 150 178 99
Rank change year-on-year
+28 -79
Contract jobs citing HTTP 302 254 426
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.44% 1.16% 2.17%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.90% 9.40% 15.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 173 317
Average daily rate
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.40% -2.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £326 £314
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £598 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 4
Average hourly rate - £35.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +79.48%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £45.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
-12.22% +23.28%
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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
2770 2701 2767
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 13.20% 12.37% 14.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1838 1753 1714
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £535
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 64 69 159
Average hourly rate £19.00 £16.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.15% -21.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £27.50 £43.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+30.00% -11.11%

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 27 January 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 27 January 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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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
City of London +14 60 £413 -19.51% 113
Canary Wharf - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Wimbledon - - - -
Barnet - - - -
Bromley - - - -
Feltham - - - - 1
Harrow - - - -
Hornchurch - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 2
New Malden - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
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HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 27 January 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.

1 301 (48.01%) Linux
2 266 (42.42%) Java
3 235 (37.48%) Agile Software Development
4 174 (27.75%) HTML
4 174 (27.75%) REST
5 172 (27.43%) TCP/IP
6 164 (26.16%) SSL
7 154 (24.56%) UNIX
7 154 (24.56%) Git (software)
8 143 (22.81%) Configuration Management
9 139 (22.17%) Web Services
10 137 (21.85%) JavaScript
11 131 (20.89%) XML
12 128 (20.41%) TDD
13 122 (19.46%) Relational Database
14 114 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
14 114 (18.18%) Subversion
15 113 (18.02%) Python
16 110 (17.54%) Windows
17 109 (17.38%) SQL
18 102 (16.27%) MongoDB
19 99 (15.79%) Puppet
19 99 (15.79%) JSON
20 97 (15.47%) OO
21 96 (15.31%) Oracle
22 95 (15.15%) Responsive Web Design
23 94 (14.99%) Open Source
24 93 (14.83%) Web Design
25 92 (14.67%) Ruby
26 90 (14.35%) Web Development

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 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 85 (13.56%) Tomcat
2 83 (13.24%) Apache
3 48 (7.66%) IIS
4 46 (7.34%) WebSphere
5 38 (6.06%) WebLogic
6 33 (5.26%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 29 (4.63%) WebSphere Application Server
8 28 (4.47%) IBM HTTP Server
9 27 (4.31%) Node.js
10 26 (4.15%) JBoss
11 18 (2.87%) Adobe CQ
12 16 (2.55%) SharePoint
13 15 (2.39%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 14 (2.23%) Oracle Service Bus
14 14 (2.23%) WebLogic Portal
15 12 (1.91%) nginx
16 10 (1.59%) Apache Solr
16 10 (1.59%) ArcGIS
17 8 (1.28%) Confluence
17 8 (1.28%) Jetty
Applications
1 41 (6.54%) MS Excel
2 28 (4.47%) MS Office
3 25 (3.99%) MS PowerPoint
3 25 (3.99%) MS Visio
4 8 (1.28%) Doxygen
5 6 (0.96%) MS Project
6 2 (0.32%) Final Cut Pro
6 2 (0.32%) Spreadsheet
6 2 (0.32%) Photoshop
7 1 (0.16%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 28 (4.47%) Oracle EBS
2 17 (2.71%) Oracle BPM
3 14 (2.23%) Documaker
4 8 (1.28%) Oracle FAH
5 7 (1.12%) ResourceLink
6 6 (0.96%) BusinessWorks
6 6 (0.96%) Dynamics CRM
7 5 (0.80%) Agresso
8 3 (0.48%) WebTrends
8 3 (0.48%) Google Analytics
9 2 (0.32%) osCommerce
9 2 (0.32%) Magento
9 2 (0.32%) Cognos Planning
10 1 (0.16%) Summit
10 1 (0.16%) RMDS
10 1 (0.16%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.16%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 14 (2.23%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (1.59%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.28%) GitHub
4 6 (0.96%) Amazon EC2
5 5 (0.80%) PaaS
6 4 (0.64%) Google Cloud Platform
6 4 (0.64%) Cloud Computing
7 3 (0.48%) Amazon S3
7 3 (0.48%) Google App Engine
8 2 (0.32%) ElastiCache
8 2 (0.32%) Amazon ElastiCache
8 2 (0.32%) Amazon SQS
8 2 (0.32%) SaaS
9 1 (0.16%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 172 (27.43%) TCP/IP
2 164 (26.16%) SSL
3 89 (14.19%) DNS
4 61 (9.73%) HTTPS
5 49 (7.81%) FTP
6 48 (7.66%) Internet
7 44 (7.02%) Firewall
8 33 (5.26%) VPN
9 29 (4.63%) SMTP
10 28 (4.47%) DHCP
10 28 (4.47%) IPsec
11 26 (4.15%) VLAN
12 24 (3.83%) WAN
13 21 (3.35%) Intrusion Detection
14 20 (3.19%) BGP
15 19 (3.03%) LAN
15 19 (3.03%) HSRP
16 18 (2.87%) OSPF
17 13 (2.07%) SSH
17 13 (2.07%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 122 (19.46%) Relational Database
2 102 (16.27%) MongoDB
3 65 (10.37%) MySQL
4 55 (8.77%) SQL Server
5 49 (7.81%) Neo4j
6 36 (5.74%) PostgreSQL
7 29 (4.63%) RDBMS
8 27 (4.31%) Oracle Database
9 22 (3.51%) NoSQL
10 21 (3.35%) Oracle Database 11g
11 20 (3.19%) DB2
12 16 (2.55%) Redis
13 14 (2.23%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 14 (2.23%) Oracle ODI
13 14 (2.23%) Oracle BI EE
14 7 (1.12%) MS Access
15 6 (0.96%) MariaDB
15 6 (0.96%) Apache Cassandra
15 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2008
15 6 (0.96%) SQL Server 2000
Development Applications
1 154 (24.56%) Git (software)
2 114 (18.18%) Subversion
3 72 (11.48%) Jenkins
4 52 (8.29%) Maven
5 44 (7.02%) Cucumber
5 44 (7.02%) Selenium
6 35 (5.58%) JIRA
7 28 (4.47%) WebDriver
8 27 (4.31%) Visual Studio
9 21 (3.35%) Xcode
9 21 (3.35%) Mockito
10 18 (2.87%) JUnit
11 17 (2.71%) Fiddler
12 16 (2.55%) Hudson
13 14 (2.23%) SpecFlow
14 12 (1.91%) Jasmine
14 12 (1.91%) NUnit
15 11 (1.75%) Eclipse
16 10 (1.59%) Ant
17 8 (1.28%) Mercurial
General
1 83 (13.24%) Finance
2 26 (4.15%) Telecoms
3 23 (3.67%) Banking
4 20 (3.19%) Billing
5 19 (3.03%) Retail
6 11 (1.75%) Investment Banking
7 10 (1.59%) Financial Institution
8 9 (1.44%) Manufacturing
8 9 (1.44%) Marketing
9 6 (0.96%) Publishing
10 5 (0.80%) Advertising
11 3 (0.48%) Legal
11 3 (0.48%) Games
12 2 (0.32%) German Language
12 2 (0.32%) Hindi Language
12 2 (0.32%) Italian Language
12 2 (0.32%) Turkish Language
12 2 (0.32%) Arabic Language
12 2 (0.32%) Local Government
12 2 (0.32%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 264 (42.11%) Developer
2 92 (14.67%) Java Developer
3 52 (8.29%) Senior Developer
4 36 (5.74%) Analyst
5 28 (4.47%) Consultant
6 26 (4.15%) DevOps Engineer
7 25 (3.99%) iOS Developer
8 24 (3.83%) Senior Java Developer
9 21 (3.35%) Software Engineer
10 20 (3.19%) Web Developer
11 19 (3.03%) Author
11 19 (3.03%) Technical Author
12 18 (2.87%) Administrator
12 18 (2.87%) Applications Support
13 17 (2.71%) Architect
14 16 (2.55%) Front-End Developer
15 14 (2.23%) Network Support
15 14 (2.23%) PHP Developer
16 13 (2.07%) .NET Developer
17 12 (1.91%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 174 (27.75%) HTML
1 174 (27.75%) REST
2 139 (22.17%) Web Services
3 131 (20.89%) XML
4 99 (15.79%) JSON
5 90 (14.35%) .NET
6 78 (12.44%) CSS
7 69 (11.00%) SOAP
8 68 (10.85%) Middleware
9 67 (10.69%) RESTful
10 60 (9.57%) JMS
11 53 (8.45%) JAX-RS
12 51 (8.13%) HTML5
13 49 (7.81%) Hibernate
14 36 (5.74%) Oracle Fusion
15 35 (5.58%) jQuery
16 34 (5.42%) .NET Framework
17 32 (5.10%) Spring
18 28 (4.47%) AngularJS
19 26 (4.15%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 94 (14.99%) Open Source
2 51 (8.13%) Analytical Skills
3 50 (7.97%) Computer Science
4 29 (4.63%) Visualisation
5 26 (4.15%) User Experience
6 19 (3.03%) Mobile App
7 17 (2.71%) Algorithms
8 16 (2.55%) Clustering
9 15 (2.39%) PKI
10 14 (2.23%) Data Integration
11 10 (1.59%) Data Structures
11 10 (1.59%) Digital Media
11 10 (1.59%) iPhone
12 9 (1.44%) N-Tier
13 8 (1.28%) Hedge funds
14 7 (1.12%) Blog
14 7 (1.12%) Video on Demand
15 6 (0.96%) FlexPod
15 6 (0.96%) STB
15 6 (0.96%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 301 (48.01%) Linux
2 154 (24.56%) UNIX
3 110 (17.54%) Windows
4 82 (13.08%) Mac OS X
5 35 (5.58%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 35 (5.58%) Windows Server 2003
6 34 (5.42%) Apple iOS
7 32 (5.10%) Android
8 31 (4.94%) Windows Server 2008
9 22 (3.51%) Ubuntu
10 18 (2.87%) Solaris
11 15 (2.39%) CentOS
12 11 (1.75%) Windows XP
12 11 (1.75%) AIX
13 10 (1.59%) Windows Server 2012
14 9 (1.44%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 8 (1.28%) SUSE
16 6 (0.96%) Windows Vista
17 5 (0.80%) Debian
18 2 (0.32%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 235 (37.48%) Agile Software Development
2 143 (22.81%) Configuration Management
3 128 (20.41%) TDD
4 114 (18.18%) Continuous Integration
5 97 (15.47%) OO
6 95 (15.15%) Responsive Web Design
7 93 (14.83%) Web Design
8 90 (14.35%) Web Development
9 89 (14.19%) BDD
10 80 (12.76%) Scrum
11 76 (12.12%) DevOps
12 71 (11.32%) Software Engineering
13 63 (10.05%) ITIL
14 55 (8.77%) SOA
15 43 (6.86%) MVC
16 42 (6.70%) Service Delivery
17 41 (6.54%) E-Commerce
18 38 (6.06%) UML
19 33 (5.26%) iOS Development
20 32 (5.10%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 266 (42.42%) Java
2 137 (21.85%) JavaScript
3 113 (18.02%) Python
4 109 (17.38%) SQL
5 92 (14.67%) Ruby
6 78 (12.44%) C#
7 61 (9.73%) PHP
8 55 (8.77%) Bash Shell
9 50 (7.97%) Perl
10 36 (5.74%) Jython
11 34 (5.42%) Scala
12 32 (5.10%) Objective-C
13 29 (4.63%) Shell Script
14 26 (4.15%) C
15 17 (2.71%) C++
16 16 (2.55%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
17 11 (1.75%) Korn
18 10 (1.59%) C-shell
19 8 (1.28%) XPath
20 6 (0.96%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 73 (11.64%) Degree
2 39 (6.22%) Security Cleared
3 17 (2.71%) Cisco Certification
4 16 (2.55%) CCNP
5 15 (2.39%) SC Cleared
6 12 (1.91%) Microsoft Certification
7 10 (1.59%) CCIE
8 8 (1.28%) DV Cleared
9 6 (0.96%) ISEB
10 5 (0.80%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 4 (0.64%) BC Cleared
12 3 (0.48%) ISTQB
12 3 (0.48%) Sun Certification
13 2 (0.32%) CCNA
14 1 (0.16%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 1 (0.16%) CEH
14 1 (0.16%) JNCIA
14 1 (0.16%) JNCIS
14 1 (0.16%) JNCIP
14 1 (0.16%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (4.63%) QA
2 14 (2.23%) Data Quality
3 6 (0.96%) SLA
4 1 (0.16%) WCAG
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 14001
4 1 (0.16%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.16%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 20 (3.19%) VMware Infrastructure
2 15 (2.39%) Active Directory
2 15 (2.39%) Oracle RAC
3 12 (1.91%) Xen
4 10 (1.59%) NFS
5 6 (0.96%) Docker
5 6 (0.96%) Varnish
5 6 (0.96%) Hyper-V
5 6 (0.96%) ISA Server
6 5 (0.80%) Squid
7 4 (0.64%) KVM
7 4 (0.64%) Firmware
8 3 (0.48%) SRDF
9 2 (0.32%) VMware ESXi
9 2 (0.32%) Postfix
9 2 (0.32%) Samba
10 1 (0.16%) Microsoft App-V
10 1 (0.16%) vSphere
10 1 (0.16%) XenDesktop
10 1 (0.16%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 99 (15.79%) Puppet
2 53 (8.45%) Opscode Chef
3 23 (3.67%) Ansible
4 18 (2.87%) Nagios
5 14 (2.23%) Oracle Identity Management
6 12 (1.91%) HP SiteScope
7 11 (1.75%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
8 9 (1.44%) Salt
9 7 (1.12%) Vagrant
10 6 (0.96%) RANCID
10 6 (0.96%) yum
11 5 (0.80%) OpenNMS
12 4 (0.64%) StatsD
12 4 (0.64%) Kibana
12 4 (0.64%) Icinga
13 3 (0.48%) Tivoli
14 2 (0.32%) HP Quality Center
14 2 (0.32%) SCCM
14 2 (0.32%) Cacti
14 2 (0.32%) BladeLogic
Vendors
1 96 (15.31%) Oracle
2 74 (11.80%) Microsoft
3 49 (7.81%) Red Hat
4 43 (6.86%) IBM
5 35 (5.58%) VMware
6 26 (4.15%) HP
7 23 (3.67%) Google
7 23 (3.67%) Salesforce.com
8 20 (3.19%) Remedy
8 20 (3.19%) Cisco
9 17 (2.71%) Citrix
10 13 (2.07%) Blue Coat
10 13 (2.07%) Adobe
11 12 (1.91%) Cognos
12 11 (1.75%) TIBCO
12 11 (1.75%) Siebel
12 11 (1.75%) SaltStack
13 10 (1.59%) ESRI
14 9 (1.44%) Sybase
14 9 (1.44%) F5
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