The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 9 February 2016 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
9 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 55 62 79
Rank change year-on-year
+7 +17
Contract jobs citing HTTP 50 27 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 2.75% 1.90% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.73% 14.84% 4.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 20 3
Average daily rate £405 £363 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.72% +31.81%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £41.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-7.01% -8.88%
HTTP
North West

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

Communications & Networking Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
282 182 154
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 15.49% 12.83% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 156 92 71
Average daily rate £368 £318 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.74% +15.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £220 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £450 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 16 13
Average hourly rate £16.50 £17.88 £12.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.69% +43.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.52 £10.00 £8.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.80 £30.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

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

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in Manchester

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 9 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
Salford +3 12 £425 +22.30% 2
HTTP
North West

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 47 (61.04%) Linux
2 45 (58.44%) Java
3 42 (54.55%) Scala
4 40 (51.95%) XML
5 38 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (46.75%) SQL
7 35 (45.45%) REST
8 33 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
9 31 (40.26%) JSON
9 31 (40.26%) Web Services
10 30 (38.96%) TDD
11 29 (37.66%) High Availability
12 28 (36.36%) NoSQL
12 28 (36.36%) Scrum
13 26 (33.77%) RESTful
14 25 (32.47%) Python
15 24 (31.17%) Git (software)
16 22 (28.57%) .NET
17 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
17 20 (25.97%) Unix
18 19 (24.68%) HTML
19 18 (23.38%) CSS
20 17 (22.08%) C#
20 17 (22.08%) BDD
21 16 (20.78%) HTML5
21 16 (20.78%) Web Development
21 16 (20.78%) Windows
22 15 (19.48%) SQL Server
22 15 (19.48%) Web Design
22 15 (19.48%) Visualisation

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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 12 (15.58%) Tomcat
2 11 (14.29%) WebSphere
3 5 (6.49%) Apache
3 5 (6.49%) IIS
3 5 (6.49%) Jetty
3 5 (6.49%) nginx
4 3 (3.90%) OpenStack
4 3 (3.90%) SAS
5 2 (2.60%) Adobe Experience Manager
5 2 (2.60%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (1.30%) JBoss
6 1 (1.30%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.60%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 33 (42.86%) Amazon AWS
2 5 (6.49%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (6.49%) Cloud Computing
2 5 (6.49%) Google App Engine
2 5 (6.49%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (2.60%) Adobe Analytics
3 2 (2.60%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (16.88%) DHCP
1 13 (16.88%) DNS
2 11 (14.29%) FTP
2 11 (14.29%) TCP/IP
3 9 (11.69%) SMTP
4 5 (6.49%) IPsec
4 5 (6.49%) VPN
5 4 (5.19%) BGP
5 4 (5.19%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (5.19%) Cisco IOS
5 4 (5.19%) Firewall
5 4 (5.19%) IMAP
5 4 (5.19%) Network Security
5 4 (5.19%) OSPF
5 4 (5.19%) SNMP
5 4 (5.19%) Spanning Tree
5 4 (5.19%) SSH
5 4 (5.19%) TACACS
5 4 (5.19%) Telnet
5 4 (5.19%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (36.36%) NoSQL
2 15 (19.48%) SQL Server
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (3.90%) Oracle9i Database
4 2 (2.60%) MySQL
5 1 (1.30%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 24 (31.17%) Git (software)
2 14 (18.18%) Jenkins
2 14 (18.18%) Subversion
2 14 (18.18%) Visual Studio
3 11 (14.29%) Maven
4 8 (10.39%) JUnit
5 5 (6.49%) Gradle
6 3 (3.90%) Eclipse
7 2 (2.60%) Firebug
8 1 (1.30%) JIRA
General
1 6 (7.79%) Finance
2 4 (5.19%) Games
3 3 (3.90%) Banking
4 2 (2.60%) Legal
4 2 (2.60%) Marketing
5 1 (1.30%) Publishing
5 1 (1.30%) Retail
Job Titles
1 53 (68.83%) Developer
2 18 (23.38%) Java Developer
3 14 (18.18%) Scala Developer
4 13 (16.88%) .NET Developer
4 13 (16.88%) C# Developer
5 12 (15.58%) C# .NET Developer
6 8 (10.39%) Software Developer
7 7 (9.09%) Consultant
7 7 (9.09%) Java Scala Developer
8 5 (6.49%) DevOps Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) DevOps Engineer
8 5 (6.49%) Senior Consultant
8 5 (6.49%) Senior DevOps Consultant
9 4 (5.19%) Cisco Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Cisco Network Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Network Engineer
9 4 (5.19%) Python Developer
10 3 (3.90%) Agile Java Developer
10 3 (3.90%) Operations Engineer
10 3 (3.90%) Wireless Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (51.95%) XML
2 35 (45.45%) REST
3 31 (40.26%) JSON
3 31 (40.26%) Web Services
4 26 (33.77%) RESTful
5 22 (28.57%) .NET
6 19 (24.68%) HTML
7 18 (23.38%) CSS
8 16 (20.78%) HTML5
9 14 (18.18%) Silverlight
10 13 (16.88%) XSLT
11 9 (11.69%) J2EE
12 8 (10.39%) Servlets
13 6 (7.79%) XML Schema
14 5 (6.49%) JMS
14 5 (6.49%) SOAP
15 4 (5.19%) Django
15 4 (5.19%) jQuery
16 3 (3.90%) ASP.NET
16 3 (3.90%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 15 (19.48%) Visualisation
2 5 (6.49%) User Experience
3 4 (5.19%) Statistics
4 2 (2.60%) Clustering
4 2 (2.60%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.30%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.30%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 47 (61.04%) Linux
2 20 (25.97%) Unix
3 16 (20.78%) Windows
4 14 (18.18%) Mac OS X
5 3 (3.90%) CentOS
5 3 (3.90%) Debian
5 3 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 3 (3.90%) Ubuntu
6 2 (2.60%) Mac OS
7 1 (1.30%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (49.35%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (38.96%) TDD
3 29 (37.66%) High Availability
4 28 (36.36%) Scrum
5 17 (22.08%) BDD
6 16 (20.78%) Web Development
7 15 (19.48%) Performance Tuning
7 15 (19.48%) Responsive Web Design
7 15 (19.48%) Web Design
8 10 (12.99%) DevOps
8 10 (12.99%) Software Engineering
9 8 (10.39%) Load Balancing
10 5 (6.49%) Automated Testing
10 5 (6.49%) Configuration Management
10 5 (6.49%) Continuous Delivery
10 5 (6.49%) Software Delivery
10 5 (6.49%) Unit Testing
11 4 (5.19%) Kalman Filter
11 4 (5.19%) Service Delivery
11 4 (5.19%) UML
Programming Languages
1 45 (58.44%) Java
2 42 (54.55%) Scala
3 36 (46.75%) SQL
4 25 (32.47%) Python
5 20 (25.97%) JavaScript
6 17 (22.08%) C#
7 14 (18.18%) Ruby
7 14 (18.18%) XAML
8 7 (9.09%) Perl
9 6 (7.79%) PHP
9 6 (7.79%) XPath
10 5 (6.49%) C++
11 3 (3.90%) Bash Shell
11 3 (3.90%) C
11 3 (3.90%) Korn
11 3 (3.90%) PL/SQL
11 3 (3.90%) Shell Script
12 2 (2.60%) Jython
12 2 (2.60%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.30%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (1.30%) SC Cleared
1 1 (1.30%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (5.19%) SLA
2 2 (2.60%) QA
System Software
1 8 (10.39%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.90%) Dovecot
2 3 (3.90%) iptables
2 3 (3.90%) KVM
2 3 (3.90%) Sendmail
2 3 (3.90%) Squid
3 2 (2.60%) Docker
4 1 (1.30%) Snort
Systems Management
1 11 (14.29%) Puppet
2 8 (10.39%) Opscode Chef
3 4 (5.19%) Cisco CUCM
4 3 (3.90%) Ansible
4 3 (3.90%) Cacti
4 3 (3.90%) HAProxy
4 3 (3.90%) Nagios
4 3 (3.90%) OpenNebula
Vendors
1 14 (18.18%) Telerik
2 11 (14.29%) VMware
3 8 (10.39%) Microsoft
4 7 (9.09%) Google
5 6 (7.79%) Red Hat
6 5 (6.49%) Cisco
6 5 (6.49%) Oracle
7 4 (5.19%) Aruba
7 4 (5.19%) Fortinet
7 4 (5.19%) Palo Alto
8 2 (2.60%) Adobe
8 2 (2.60%) Sitecore
9 1 (1.30%) Assembla
9 1 (1.30%) IBM
9 1 (1.30%) Sourcefire
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