The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the London region.

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 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 180 71 205
Rank change year-on-year
-109 +134
Contract jobs citing HTTP 287 562 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 1.19% 2.60% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.25% 18.97% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 210 386 155
Average daily rate £425 £450 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £600 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 5
Average hourly rate £160.00 £12.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1233.33% -54.71%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.80 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-58.04% +25.45%
Communications & Networking Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
2800 2963 3738
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 11.57% 13.72% 13.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 1827 1841 2271
Average daily rate £400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 87 132 152
Average hourly rate £20.00 £24.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +14.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £14.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.00 £135.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%
HTTP
England

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 18 April 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 18 April 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
Find
Job
Vacancies
City of London -83 82 £450 - 111
Hounslow +5 1 £900 +125.00% 1
Kingston Upon Thames -9 1 £375 -0.66%
Ruislip - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Wembley - - - -
Brentford - - - - 1
Bromley - - - -
Greenford - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Southwark - - - -
Hammersmith - - - -
Chiswick - - - -
Mayfair - - - -
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HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 286 (53.56%) Java
2 187 (35.02%) Linux
3 173 (32.40%) HTML
4 155 (29.03%) XML
5 137 (25.66%) JSON
6 131 (24.53%) JavaScript
7 127 (23.78%) TDD
8 124 (23.22%) Web Services
9 120 (22.47%) TCP/IP
10 114 (21.35%) UNIX
10 114 (21.35%) SQL
10 114 (21.35%) REST
11 95 (17.79%) SSL
11 95 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
12 94 (17.60%) Scrum
13 93 (17.42%) CSS
14 90 (16.85%) Git (software)
15 87 (16.29%) Continuous Integration
16 86 (16.10%) BDD
17 83 (15.54%) RESTful
17 83 (15.54%) Windows
18 75 (14.04%) SQL Server
19 74 (13.86%) Finance
20 72 (13.48%) Apache
21 71 (13.30%) Tomcat
21 71 (13.30%) MongoDB
22 70 (13.11%) Oracle
23 66 (12.36%) Subversion
24 65 (12.17%) HTML5
24 65 (12.17%) Test Automation

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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 72 (13.48%) Apache
2 71 (13.30%) Tomcat
3 50 (9.36%) IIS
4 41 (7.68%) WebSphere
5 40 (7.49%) Node.js
6 19 (3.56%) WebLogic
7 14 (2.62%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 13 (2.43%) CMS
9 12 (2.25%) nginx
10 10 (1.87%) Jetty
10 10 (1.87%) Adobe CQ
11 9 (1.69%) Drupal
12 8 (1.50%) Oracle Coherence
12 8 (1.50%) SharePoint
13 6 (1.12%) Apache Solr
13 6 (1.12%) IBM HTTP Server
13 6 (1.12%) WebSphere Application Server
13 6 (1.12%) ColdFusion
14 5 (0.94%) WebLogic Portal
14 5 (0.94%) Sitecore CMS
Applications
1 17 (3.18%) MS Excel
2 5 (0.94%) InfoPath
3 4 (0.75%) MS Project
4 3 (0.56%) MS Office
4 3 (0.56%) MS Visio
4 3 (0.56%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.37%) Photoshop
6 1 (0.19%) Quicktime
6 1 (0.19%) Doxygen
6 1 (0.19%) Final Cut Pro
6 1 (0.19%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 8 (1.50%) RMDS
2 3 (0.56%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (0.56%) Remedy ITSM
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (0.37%) Oracle FAH
3 2 (0.37%) Dynamics AX
3 2 (0.37%) BusinessWorks
3 2 (0.37%) Tridion
4 1 (0.19%) Agresso
4 1 (0.19%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 15 (2.81%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (2.62%) Amazon AWS
3 13 (2.43%) PaaS
3 13 (2.43%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (2.43%) Cloud Computing
4 8 (1.50%) SaaS
5 7 (1.31%) Google App Engine
6 5 (0.94%) Route 53
6 5 (0.94%) CloudFront
6 5 (0.94%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.75%) GitHub
8 1 (0.19%) Heroku
8 1 (0.19%) Force.com
Communications & Networking
1 120 (22.47%) TCP/IP
2 95 (17.79%) SSL
3 61 (11.42%) Internet
4 56 (10.49%) DNS
5 49 (9.18%) Firewall
6 40 (7.49%) FTP
7 33 (6.18%) LDAP
8 32 (5.99%) SMTP
9 30 (5.62%) WAN
10 29 (5.43%) VPN
11 22 (4.12%) HTTPS
12 19 (3.56%) LAN
13 18 (3.37%) SAN
14 16 (3.00%) SNMP
15 15 (2.81%) IPsec
16 13 (2.43%) NAS
17 12 (2.25%) SSH
17 12 (2.25%) DHCP
17 12 (2.25%) BGP
18 8 (1.50%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 75 (14.04%) SQL Server
2 71 (13.30%) MongoDB
3 55 (10.30%) Relational Database
4 49 (9.18%) MySQL
5 34 (6.37%) NoSQL
6 15 (2.81%) Neo4j
7 14 (2.62%) Redis
8 11 (2.06%) Apache Cassandra
8 11 (2.06%) SQL Server 2008
9 9 (1.69%) DB2
9 9 (1.69%) SQL Server 2005
9 9 (1.69%) Hadoop
10 8 (1.50%) HBase
11 6 (1.12%) Oracle BI EE
11 6 (1.12%) Azure SQL Database
11 6 (1.12%) PostgreSQL
12 5 (0.94%) Oracle Database
13 4 (0.75%) RDBMS
14 2 (0.37%) SQLite
14 2 (0.37%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 90 (16.85%) Git (software)
2 66 (12.36%) Subversion
3 56 (10.49%) Jenkins
4 43 (8.05%) Selenium
5 42 (7.87%) JUnit
6 39 (7.30%) Hudson
7 37 (6.93%) Cucumber
8 36 (6.74%) WebDriver
9 24 (4.49%) Maven
10 17 (3.18%) CruiseControl
10 17 (3.18%) TeamCity
11 16 (3.00%) WATIR
11 16 (3.00%) Eclipse
12 14 (2.62%) Jasmine
12 14 (2.62%) Ant
13 12 (2.25%) Xcode
14 11 (2.06%) JMeter
15 10 (1.87%) Mockito
16 8 (1.50%) FitNesse
16 8 (1.50%) JIRA
General
1 74 (13.86%) Finance
2 53 (9.93%) Banking
3 23 (4.31%) Retail
4 18 (3.37%) Games
5 17 (3.18%) Investment Banking
6 15 (2.81%) Marketing
7 14 (2.62%) Financial Institution
8 10 (1.87%) Telecoms
9 9 (1.69%) Back Office
10 7 (1.31%) Front Office
11 5 (0.94%) Advertising
12 3 (0.56%) Publishing
13 2 (0.37%) Billing
13 2 (0.37%) Retail Banking
13 2 (0.37%) Legal
14 1 (0.19%) Electronics
14 1 (0.19%) Corporate Banking
Job Titles
1 237 (44.38%) Developer
2 58 (10.86%) Java Developer
3 39 (7.30%) Architect
4 29 (5.43%) Administrator
5 26 (4.87%) Web Developer
6 25 (4.68%) Analyst
6 25 (4.68%) Systems Administrator
7 20 (3.75%) iOS Developer
7 20 (3.75%) Senior Developer
8 19 (3.56%) C# Developer
8 19 (3.56%) Tester
8 19 (3.56%) Software Engineer
9 18 (3.37%) DevOps Engineer
10 15 (2.81%) Front-End Developer
11 14 (2.62%) UNIX Systems Administrator
11 14 (2.62%) UNIX Administrator
11 14 (2.62%) Consultant
11 14 (2.62%) Systems Engineer
12 13 (2.43%) Infrastructure Architect
13 12 (2.25%) Android Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 173 (32.40%) HTML
2 155 (29.03%) XML
3 137 (25.66%) JSON
4 124 (23.22%) Web Services
5 114 (21.35%) REST
6 93 (17.42%) CSS
7 83 (15.54%) RESTful
8 65 (12.17%) HTML5
9 59 (11.05%) .NET
10 57 (10.67%) Spring
11 56 (10.49%) SOAP
12 38 (7.12%) Ajax
13 37 (6.93%) J2EE
14 35 (6.55%) jQuery
14 35 (6.55%) CSS3
15 31 (5.81%) XSLT
16 30 (5.62%) Spring MVC
16 30 (5.62%) Grails
17 25 (4.68%) Hibernate
18 24 (4.49%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 54 (10.11%) Open Source
2 27 (5.06%) Clustering
3 24 (4.49%) Computer Science
4 20 (3.75%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 16 (3.00%) Mobile App
6 15 (2.81%) Client/Server
7 13 (2.43%) Derivative
8 11 (2.06%) Equity Derivative
8 11 (2.06%) Mobile Payment
9 9 (1.69%) W3C
9 9 (1.69%) Management Information System
10 8 (1.50%) Streaming Video
10 8 (1.50%) Replication
10 8 (1.50%) CMDB
11 7 (1.31%) Enterprise Software
11 7 (1.31%) Video on Demand
12 6 (1.12%) Social Media
12 6 (1.12%) PKI
13 5 (0.94%) Blackberry
13 5 (0.94%) Animation
Operating Systems
1 187 (35.02%) Linux
2 114 (21.35%) UNIX
3 83 (15.54%) Windows
4 37 (6.93%) Apple iOS
5 36 (6.74%) Android
6 26 (4.87%) Mac OS X
7 25 (4.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 22 (4.12%) CentOS
9 20 (3.75%) Solaris
9 20 (3.75%) Ubuntu
10 14 (2.62%) Windows Server 2008
11 9 (1.69%) Windows Server 2003
11 9 (1.69%) Windows 7
12 8 (1.50%) Debian
13 6 (1.12%) AIX
14 1 (0.19%) Windows XP
14 1 (0.19%) Oracle Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 127 (23.78%) TDD
2 95 (17.79%) Agile Software Development
3 94 (17.60%) Scrum
4 87 (16.29%) Continuous Integration
5 86 (16.10%) BDD
6 65 (12.17%) Test Automation
7 59 (11.05%) MVC
8 56 (10.49%) E-Commerce
8 56 (10.49%) Configuration Management
9 41 (7.68%) OO
10 40 (7.49%) Pair Programming
11 39 (7.30%) Web Development
12 38 (7.12%) Software Engineering
12 38 (7.12%) Multithreading
13 32 (5.99%) Kanban
14 28 (5.24%) SOA
15 27 (5.06%) iOS Development
16 26 (4.87%) Web Design
17 25 (4.68%) Load Balancing
17 25 (4.68%) Responsive Web Design
Programming Languages
1 286 (53.56%) Java
2 131 (24.53%) JavaScript
3 114 (21.35%) SQL
4 64 (11.99%) Perl
4 64 (11.99%) C#
5 63 (11.80%) PHP
6 56 (10.49%) Ruby
7 54 (10.11%) Python
8 43 (8.05%) Shell Script
8 43 (8.05%) C++
9 39 (7.30%) C
10 34 (6.37%) Groovy
11 33 (6.18%) Objective-C
12 31 (5.81%) Bash Shell
13 9 (1.69%) PowerShell
14 8 (1.50%) Scala
15 7 (1.31%) VB.NET
15 7 (1.31%) PL/SQL
16 6 (1.12%) XPath
17 5 (0.94%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 46 (8.61%) Degree
2 10 (1.87%) Security Cleared
3 6 (1.12%) SC Cleared
4 4 (0.75%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 3 (0.56%) HND
5 3 (0.56%) CISSP
5 3 (0.56%) Cisco Certification
5 3 (0.56%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (0.37%) DV Cleared
6 2 (0.37%) GCIA
6 2 (0.37%) Network+ Certification
6 2 (0.37%) GIAC
6 2 (0.37%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
6 2 (0.37%) CCIE
6 2 (0.37%) CNA
6 2 (0.37%) Novell Certification
6 2 (0.37%) MCSE
6 2 (0.37%) MCSA
7 1 (0.19%) Sun Certification
7 1 (0.19%) PMP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 22 (4.12%) QA
2 3 (0.56%) SLA
3 2 (0.37%) WCAG
4 1 (0.19%) EMIR
4 1 (0.19%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 30 (5.62%) Active Directory
2 28 (5.24%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (3.56%) Varnish
4 15 (2.81%) NFS
5 10 (1.87%) Oracle RAC
6 8 (1.50%) SRDF
6 8 (1.50%) Squid
7 6 (1.12%) Xen
8 4 (0.75%) Apache Flume
8 4 (0.75%) KVM
9 3 (0.56%) Dovecot
9 3 (0.56%) Sendmail
10 2 (0.37%) XenDesktop
10 2 (0.37%) Samba
11 1 (0.19%) Microsoft App-V
11 1 (0.19%) Nmap
11 1 (0.19%) Shibboleth
11 1 (0.19%) Postfix
11 1 (0.19%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 57 (10.67%) Puppet
2 46 (8.61%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (2.62%) Nagios
4 9 (1.69%) StatsD
5 8 (1.50%) HAProxy
6 6 (1.12%) Munin
7 5 (0.94%) Netcool
7 5 (0.94%) SCOM
8 4 (0.75%) ZABBIX
8 4 (0.75%) Zenoss
9 3 (0.56%) DameWare
9 3 (0.56%) HP Quality Center
10 2 (0.37%) Data Guard
10 2 (0.37%) Vagrant
10 2 (0.37%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 1 (0.19%) Tivoli
11 1 (0.19%) Netcool/OMNIbus
11 1 (0.19%) TIBCO Hawk
11 1 (0.19%) OpenView
11 1 (0.19%) AppDNA
Vendors
1 70 (13.11%) Oracle
2 37 (6.93%) VMware
3 35 (6.55%) Microsoft
4 29 (5.43%) F5
5 28 (5.24%) Red Hat
6 25 (4.68%) Cisco
7 22 (4.12%) IBM
8 20 (3.75%) Google
9 16 (3.00%) Sybase
10 15 (2.81%) Adobe
10 15 (2.81%) JBoss
10 15 (2.81%) NetApp
11 13 (2.43%) HP
11 13 (2.43%) EMC
12 12 (2.25%) TIBCO
13 9 (1.69%) Twitter
14 8 (1.50%) Akamai
14 8 (1.50%) 29West
14 8 (1.50%) DataSynapse
14 8 (1.50%) Intel
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