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 16 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 140 153 172
Rank change year-on-year
+13 +19
Contract jobs citing HTTP 384 370 320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.57% 1.47% 1.21%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.10% 11.97% 8.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 240 265 198
Average daily rate
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£403 £455 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-11.53% +13.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £360 £299
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £625 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 7
Average hourly rate £50.00 £32.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+53.84% +44.44%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -47.05%
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
3173 3091 3685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 12.98% 12.32% 13.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 2016 2003 2216
Average daily rate £400 £385 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 88 176
Average hourly rate £23.00 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £13.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £57.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 +1 78 £400 -15.78% 102
Greenford - 5 - -
New Malden - 1 - - 3
Docklands, London - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Kingston Upon Thames - - - - 1
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England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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.

1 327 (46.85%) Linux
2 283 (40.54%) Java
3 231 (33.09%) HTML
4 224 (32.09%) Agile Software Development
5 216 (30.95%) UNIX
6 203 (29.08%) XML
7 193 (27.65%) JavaScript
8 181 (25.93%) SSL
9 176 (25.21%) REST
10 173 (24.79%) TCP/IP
11 160 (22.92%) SQL
12 155 (22.21%) Configuration Management
13 154 (22.06%) Web Services
14 150 (21.49%) Git (software)
15 147 (21.06%) Oracle
16 144 (20.63%) JSON
17 135 (19.34%) Relational Database
17 135 (19.34%) Subversion
18 133 (19.05%) Python
19 128 (18.34%) CSS
20 120 (17.19%) Web Development
21 118 (16.91%) Ruby
22 116 (16.62%) Responsive Web Design
23 115 (16.48%) Web Design
24 109 (15.62%) Continuous Integration
25 108 (15.47%) Apache
25 108 (15.47%) Mac OS X
26 106 (15.19%) Scrum
27 105 (15.04%) TDD
28 101 (14.47%) DNS

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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
1 108 (15.47%) Apache
2 70 (10.03%) Tomcat
3 62 (8.88%) WebSphere
4 54 (7.74%) IIS
5 46 (6.59%) WebLogic
6 39 (5.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 38 (5.44%) Node.js
8 30 (4.30%) WebSphere Application Server
9 27 (3.87%) IBM HTTP Server
9 27 (3.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 23 (3.30%) WebLogic Portal
10 23 (3.30%) Oracle Service Bus
11 21 (3.01%) Jetty
12 20 (2.87%) SharePoint
13 16 (2.29%) nginx
14 15 (2.15%) Confluence
15 14 (2.01%) Adobe CQ
16 13 (1.86%) WordPress
17 9 (1.29%) ArcGIS
18 8 (1.15%) Documentum
Applications
1 30 (4.30%) MS Excel
2 13 (1.86%) MS Office
3 10 (1.43%) Doxygen
4 7 (1.00%) MS PowerPoint
4 7 (1.00%) MS Project
5 5 (0.72%) Photoshop
5 5 (0.72%) MS Visio
5 5 (0.72%) Spreadsheet
6 4 (0.57%) Final Cut Pro
7 2 (0.29%) GIMP
7 2 (0.29%) Fireworks
8 1 (0.14%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.14%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.14%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 22 (3.15%) Oracle BPM
2 21 (3.01%) Oracle EBS
3 18 (2.58%) Documaker
4 13 (1.86%) Oracle FAH
5 10 (1.43%) Cognos TM1
6 4 (0.57%) Google Analytics
7 3 (0.43%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.43%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.43%) RMDS
8 2 (0.29%) Agresso
8 2 (0.29%) Cognos Planning
8 2 (0.29%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.14%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.14%) Magento
9 1 (0.14%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.14%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.14%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 29 (4.15%) PaaS
2 27 (3.87%) Microsoft Azure
3 24 (3.44%) Cloud Computing
4 16 (2.29%) SaaS
5 11 (1.58%) Amazon EC2
5 11 (1.58%) Google App Engine
6 4 (0.57%) Amazon AWS
6 4 (0.57%) GitHub
7 1 (0.14%) IaaS
7 1 (0.14%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 181 (25.93%) SSL
2 173 (24.79%) TCP/IP
3 101 (14.47%) DNS
4 65 (9.31%) FTP
5 56 (8.02%) HTTPS
5 56 (8.02%) Internet
6 50 (7.16%) Firewall
7 34 (4.87%) VPN
8 33 (4.73%) SMTP
9 28 (4.01%) WAN
10 26 (3.72%) SSH
11 24 (3.44%) DHCP
12 23 (3.30%) IPsec
13 21 (3.01%) LAN
14 19 (2.72%) LDAP
15 15 (2.15%) BIG-IP
15 15 (2.15%) BGP
16 11 (1.58%) SAN
16 11 (1.58%) NetScaler
17 9 (1.29%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 135 (19.34%) Relational Database
2 71 (10.17%) MongoDB
2 71 (10.17%) MySQL
3 68 (9.74%) SQL Server
4 54 (7.74%) Oracle Database
5 38 (5.44%) Neo4j
5 38 (5.44%) Oracle Database 11g
6 37 (5.30%) NoSQL
7 31 (4.44%) Oracle ODI
8 24 (3.44%) Redis
9 20 (2.87%) Oracle BI EE
10 19 (2.72%) Apache Cassandra
11 18 (2.58%) Oracle BI Publisher
12 16 (2.29%) Azure SQL Database
13 14 (2.01%) RDBMS
14 12 (1.72%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 11 (1.58%) PostgreSQL
16 9 (1.29%) DB2
16 9 (1.29%) Big Data
17 6 (0.86%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 150 (21.49%) Git (software)
2 135 (19.34%) Subversion
3 49 (7.02%) JIRA
4 47 (6.73%) Jenkins
5 40 (5.73%) Maven
6 36 (5.16%) Selenium
7 28 (4.01%) Cucumber
8 23 (3.30%) WebDriver
9 21 (3.01%) JUnit
10 20 (2.87%) Xcode
10 20 (2.87%) Hudson
11 12 (1.72%) Introscope
11 12 (1.72%) TeamCity
12 11 (1.58%) WATIR
12 11 (1.58%) Visual Studio
12 11 (1.58%) Capybara
13 10 (1.43%) SpecFlow
14 9 (1.29%) Jasmine
14 9 (1.29%) CruiseControl
15 8 (1.15%) Mercurial
General
1 90 (12.89%) Finance
2 28 (4.01%) Financial Institution
3 26 (3.72%) Retail
4 25 (3.58%) Telecoms
5 24 (3.44%) Billing
6 23 (3.30%) Banking
7 14 (2.01%) Games
8 10 (1.43%) Investment Banking
8 10 (1.43%) Front Office
9 8 (1.15%) Publishing
10 7 (1.00%) Manufacturing
11 4 (0.57%) Back Office
11 4 (0.57%) Marketing
12 3 (0.43%) Advertising
13 2 (0.29%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.29%) Aerospace
13 2 (0.29%) Corporate Banking
13 2 (0.29%) International Banking
14 1 (0.14%) French Language
14 1 (0.14%) German Language
Job Titles
1 348 (49.86%) Developer
2 75 (10.74%) Java Developer
3 45 (6.45%) Senior Developer
4 38 (5.44%) Analyst
5 37 (5.30%) Consultant
5 37 (5.30%) Front-End Developer
6 34 (4.87%) Web Developer
7 31 (4.44%) iOS Developer
8 28 (4.01%) Software Engineer
8 28 (4.01%) Architect
9 22 (3.15%) Administrator
10 19 (2.72%) Support Engineer
10 19 (2.72%) C# Developer
10 19 (2.72%) DevOps Engineer
11 18 (2.58%) Senior Java Developer
12 16 (2.29%) PHP Developer
13 15 (2.15%) Tester
13 15 (2.15%) Network Engineer
13 15 (2.15%) Ruby Developer
14 14 (2.01%) Oracle Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 231 (33.09%) HTML
2 203 (29.08%) XML
3 176 (25.21%) REST
4 154 (22.06%) Web Services
5 144 (20.63%) JSON
6 128 (18.34%) CSS
7 94 (13.47%) .NET
8 85 (12.18%) SOAP
9 84 (12.03%) Middleware
10 81 (11.60%) RESTful
11 67 (9.60%) JMS
12 63 (9.03%) HTML5
13 51 (7.31%) Hibernate
14 47 (6.73%) jQuery
15 41 (5.87%) JAX-RS
15 41 (5.87%) ASP.NET
16 40 (5.73%) WSDL
17 35 (5.01%) Oracle Fusion
18 34 (4.87%) Servlets
19 33 (4.73%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 96 (13.75%) Open Source
2 67 (9.60%) Analytical Skills
3 53 (7.59%) Visualisation
4 38 (5.44%) Computer Science
5 26 (3.72%) Data Integration
5 26 (3.72%) User Experience
6 22 (3.15%) Mobile App
7 16 (2.29%) Hedge funds
8 13 (1.86%) Client/Server
9 12 (1.72%) iPhone
10 11 (1.58%) Animation
11 10 (1.43%) Management Information System
11 10 (1.43%) Clustering
12 9 (1.29%) Streaming Media
12 9 (1.29%) Social Gaming
12 9 (1.29%) Digital Media
13 8 (1.15%) PKI
13 8 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 6 (0.86%) Blackberry
14 6 (0.86%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 327 (46.85%) Linux
2 216 (30.95%) UNIX
3 108 (15.47%) Mac OS X
4 92 (13.18%) Windows
5 40 (5.73%) Android
5 40 (5.73%) Apple iOS
6 27 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 24 (3.44%) Solaris
8 11 (1.58%) Windows Server 2008
8 11 (1.58%) Windows 7
9 10 (1.43%) Windows Server 2003
10 7 (1.00%) Debian
10 7 (1.00%) Ubuntu
11 5 (0.72%) AIX
12 3 (0.43%) Windows XP
12 3 (0.43%) Windows Mobile
13 2 (0.29%) SUSE
13 2 (0.29%) Mac OS
13 2 (0.29%) HPUX
13 2 (0.29%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 224 (32.09%) Agile Software Development
2 155 (22.21%) Configuration Management
3 120 (17.19%) Web Development
4 116 (16.62%) Responsive Web Design
5 115 (16.48%) Web Design
6 109 (15.62%) Continuous Integration
7 106 (15.19%) Scrum
8 105 (15.04%) TDD
9 84 (12.03%) OO
10 63 (9.03%) SOA
11 60 (8.60%) Software Engineering
12 58 (8.31%) BDD
13 53 (7.59%) MVC
13 53 (7.59%) ITIL
14 51 (7.31%) DevOps
15 42 (6.02%) Unit Testing
16 40 (5.73%) Migration
17 36 (5.16%) Business Intelligence
17 36 (5.16%) Performance Tuning
18 35 (5.01%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 283 (40.54%) Java
2 193 (27.65%) JavaScript
3 160 (22.92%) SQL
4 133 (19.05%) Python
5 118 (16.91%) Ruby
6 94 (13.47%) PHP
7 81 (11.60%) Perl
8 72 (10.32%) C#
9 69 (9.89%) C
10 51 (7.31%) Bash Shell
10 51 (7.31%) Shell Script
11 42 (6.02%) Scala
12 40 (5.73%) Jython
13 37 (5.30%) C++
14 36 (5.16%) Objective-C
15 20 (2.87%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
16 19 (2.72%) Groovy
17 17 (2.44%) XPath
18 12 (1.72%) Korn
19 10 (1.43%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 63 (9.03%) Degree
2 45 (6.45%) Security Cleared
3 13 (1.86%) SC Cleared
4 10 (1.43%) Cisco Certification
5 7 (1.00%) Microsoft Certification
5 7 (1.00%) DV Cleared
6 6 (0.86%) BC Cleared
6 6 (0.86%) CCNP
7 5 (0.72%) ITIL Certification
8 3 (0.43%) CCNA
8 3 (0.43%) Sun Certification
9 2 (0.29%) CCSP
9 2 (0.29%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
9 2 (0.29%) CCIP
10 1 (0.14%) CCDA
10 1 (0.14%) ISEB
10 1 (0.14%) MCP
10 1 (0.14%) MCSE
10 1 (0.14%) MCSA
10 1 (0.14%) CCIE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 36 (5.16%) QA
2 21 (3.01%) Data Quality
3 2 (0.29%) PCI DSS
3 2 (0.29%) SLA
3 2 (0.29%) WCAG
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 9001
4 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.14%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 36 (5.16%) VMware Infrastructure
2 27 (3.87%) Active Directory
3 25 (3.58%) Oracle RAC
4 23 (3.30%) Varnish
5 12 (1.72%) NFS
6 11 (1.58%) Xen
7 6 (0.86%) Squid
7 6 (0.86%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
8 5 (0.72%) Hyper-V
8 5 (0.72%) KVM
9 3 (0.43%) Dovecot
9 3 (0.43%) vCloud
9 3 (0.43%) SRDF
9 3 (0.43%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.29%) ISA Server
10 2 (0.29%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.29%) Postfix
11 1 (0.14%) Docker
11 1 (0.14%) GPFS
11 1 (0.14%) Corosync
Systems Management
1 73 (10.46%) Puppet
2 28 (4.01%) Opscode Chef
3 20 (2.87%) Oracle Identity Management
4 15 (2.15%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 15 (2.15%) Nagios
5 14 (2.01%) Tivoli
6 6 (0.86%) OpenView
6 6 (0.86%) YUM
6 6 (0.86%) Vagrant
7 5 (0.72%) ITRS Geneos
7 5 (0.72%) BMC PATROL
7 5 (0.72%) DameWare
7 5 (0.72%) SCCM
7 5 (0.72%) SCOM
8 4 (0.57%) Cacti
9 3 (0.43%) ZABBIX
9 3 (0.43%) SCOrch
9 3 (0.43%) Salt
9 3 (0.43%) HAProxy
10 2 (0.29%) RANCID
Vendors
1 147 (21.06%) Oracle
2 67 (9.60%) Microsoft
3 48 (6.88%) VMware
4 44 (6.30%) IBM
5 34 (4.87%) Red Hat
6 27 (3.87%) Cisco
6 27 (3.87%) Google
7 25 (3.58%) HP
8 22 (3.15%) JBoss
8 22 (3.15%) Remedy
9 19 (2.72%) Siebel
10 18 (2.58%) F5
11 13 (1.86%) Cognos
12 12 (1.72%) SaltStack
13 10 (1.43%) ATG
14 9 (1.29%) ESRI
15 8 (1.15%) Software AG
16 7 (1.00%) Juniper
16 7 (1.00%) Citrix
16 7 (1.00%) Reuters
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