The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 31 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
31 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 117 118 113
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing HTTP 41 14 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.07% 0.47% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.82% 3.64% 5.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 5 7
Average daily rate
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£395 £335 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.91% -10.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £264 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £427 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £365
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +2.73%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.48 £61.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-61.66% +172.22%
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 North West region.

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
465 385 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.15% 12.82% 14.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 234 191 181
Average daily rate £350 £300 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £446 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £336 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.27% +4.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 37 35 43
Average hourly rate £16.84 £22.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.15% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.00 £14.55
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £41.75 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.76 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+8.81% -21.56%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the North West region over the 3 months to 31 July 2015.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the North West region over the 3 months to 31 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.

Location
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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
Manchester +9 21 £398 +50.00% 27
Cheshire -10 8 £463 +23.33% 12
Cumbria - 5 £350 - 6
Merseyside - 4 - - 1
Lancashire - 2 £350 - 4
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 34 (41.46%) Java
2 31 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (36.59%) HTML
4 23 (28.05%) Linux
5 22 (26.83%) FTP
5 22 (26.83%) DNS
6 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
6 21 (25.61%) CSS
7 20 (24.39%) Configuration Management
8 19 (23.17%) J2EE
9 18 (21.95%) SQL
9 18 (21.95%) Web Services
9 18 (21.95%) Servlets
9 18 (21.95%) TCP/IP
10 17 (20.73%) XML
10 17 (20.73%) REST
11 16 (19.51%) Firewall
11 16 (19.51%) SSL
11 16 (19.51%) WebSphere
11 16 (19.51%) JSON
12 15 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
12 15 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
12 15 (18.29%) VMware
12 15 (18.29%) TDD
12 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
12 15 (18.29%) Tomcat
12 15 (18.29%) Relational Database
13 14 (17.07%) SOAP
13 14 (17.07%) IIS
13 14 (17.07%) Spring

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2015, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 16 (19.51%) WebSphere
2 15 (18.29%) Tomcat
3 14 (17.07%) IIS
4 11 (13.41%) Apache
5 9 (10.98%) Jetty
5 9 (10.98%) nginx
6 6 (7.32%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (7.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (6.10%) Node.js
8 4 (4.88%) Liferay
8 4 (4.88%) JBoss
9 3 (3.66%) BizTalk Server
9 3 (3.66%) Apache ServiceMix
10 2 (2.44%) OpenStack
11 1 (1.22%) Adobe Experience Manager
11 1 (1.22%) WordPress
11 1 (1.22%) CMS
11 1 (1.22%) CICS
11 1 (1.22%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.22%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.22%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 11 (13.41%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.98%) Amazon EC2
3 8 (9.76%) Cloud Computing
3 8 (9.76%) Google App Engine
3 8 (9.76%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.22%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.22%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.22%) Route 53
4 1 (1.22%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 22 (26.83%) FTP
1 22 (26.83%) DNS
2 18 (21.95%) TCP/IP
3 16 (19.51%) SSL
3 16 (19.51%) Firewall
4 12 (14.63%) SMTP
4 12 (14.63%) DHCP
5 10 (12.20%) IPsec
6 9 (10.98%) Network Security
6 9 (10.98%) Internet
7 5 (6.10%) HTTPS
7 5 (6.10%) VPN
8 4 (4.88%) OSPF
8 4 (4.88%) BGP
8 4 (4.88%) Spanning Tree
9 3 (3.66%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (3.66%) Cisco ASA
9 3 (3.66%) SSH
9 3 (3.66%) Wireless
9 3 (3.66%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (18.29%) Relational Database
2 7 (8.54%) Neo4j
2 7 (8.54%) MongoDB
3 6 (7.32%) RDBMS
3 6 (7.32%) Informix
4 5 (6.10%) SQL Server
5 4 (4.88%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (3.66%) NoSQL
6 3 (3.66%) MySQL
7 2 (2.44%) CouchDB
7 2 (2.44%) Couchbase
8 1 (1.22%) Big Data
8 1 (1.22%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.22%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 10 (12.20%) Jenkins
2 8 (9.76%) Cucumber
3 7 (8.54%) JUnit
3 7 (8.54%) Selenium
4 6 (7.32%) Git (software)
4 6 (7.32%) Mockito
5 2 (2.44%) Subversion
5 2 (2.44%) Maven
6 1 (1.22%) JIRA
6 1 (1.22%) Team Foundation Server
6 1 (1.22%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.22%) Introscope
6 1 (1.22%) Xcode
6 1 (1.22%) Ant
6 1 (1.22%) SonarQube
6 1 (1.22%) Hudson
6 1 (1.22%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.22%) Gradle
General
1 13 (15.85%) Finance
2 5 (6.10%) Manufacturing
2 5 (6.10%) Retail
3 4 (4.88%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
4 2 (2.44%) Publishing
5 1 (1.22%) Games
5 1 (1.22%) Back Office
5 1 (1.22%) Electronics
5 1 (1.22%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 39 (47.56%) Developer
2 18 (21.95%) Java Developer
3 6 (7.32%) Analyst
3 6 (7.32%) Network Engineer
4 4 (4.88%) Senior Developer
4 4 (4.88%) Senior Java Developer
4 4 (4.88%) Python Developer
4 4 (4.88%) Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (3.66%) Web Engineer
5 3 (3.66%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
5 3 (3.66%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (3.66%) Designer
5 3 (3.66%) Django Developer
5 3 (3.66%) Python/Django Developer
5 3 (3.66%) Web Developer
5 3 (3.66%) Software Developer
5 3 (3.66%) Project Manager
6 2 (2.44%) Architect
6 2 (2.44%) Senior Consultant
6 2 (2.44%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (36.59%) HTML
2 21 (25.61%) CSS
3 19 (23.17%) J2EE
4 18 (21.95%) Servlets
4 18 (21.95%) Web Services
5 17 (20.73%) XML
5 17 (20.73%) REST
6 16 (19.51%) JSON
7 14 (17.07%) Spring
7 14 (17.07%) SOAP
8 13 (15.85%) JAX-RS
9 11 (13.41%) Hibernate
10 10 (12.20%) WSDL
10 10 (12.20%) .NET
11 9 (10.98%) RESTful
12 8 (9.76%) Ajax
13 7 (8.54%) AngularJS
14 6 (7.32%) CSS3
14 6 (7.32%) PowerMock
14 6 (7.32%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 10 (12.20%) Clustering
2 3 (3.66%) Statistics
2 3 (3.66%) Online Banking
3 2 (2.44%) Client/Server
3 2 (2.44%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.22%) NHS
4 1 (1.22%) DTV
4 1 (1.22%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.22%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.22%) Cryptography
4 1 (1.22%) VSAM
4 1 (1.22%) Animation
4 1 (1.22%) Mathematics
4 1 (1.22%) Biology
4 1 (1.22%) iPhone
4 1 (1.22%) TRADACOMS
4 1 (1.22%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.22%) iPad
4 1 (1.22%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.22%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 23 (28.05%) Linux
2 13 (15.85%) UNIX
3 12 (14.63%) Windows
4 7 (8.54%) Mac OS X
5 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (7.32%) Windows Server 2008
6 2 (2.44%) zOS
7 1 (1.22%) CentOS
7 1 (1.22%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 31 (37.80%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (24.39%) Configuration Management
3 15 (18.29%) TDD
3 15 (18.29%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (13.41%) Open Source
5 9 (10.98%) MVC
6 8 (9.76%) Load Balancing
6 8 (9.76%) ITIL
6 8 (9.76%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (8.54%) Performance Tuning
7 7 (8.54%) Continuous Delivery
7 7 (8.54%) BDD
7 7 (8.54%) Web Design
7 7 (8.54%) Automated Testing
7 7 (8.54%) Software Engineering
8 6 (7.32%) Unit Testing
8 6 (7.32%) Integration Testing
8 6 (7.32%) System Integration Testing
8 6 (7.32%) Patch Management
8 6 (7.32%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 34 (41.46%) Java
2 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
3 18 (21.95%) SQL
4 10 (12.20%) Python
5 5 (6.10%) C++
6 3 (3.66%) Ruby
6 3 (3.66%) Scala
6 3 (3.66%) ActionScript 2.0
6 3 (3.66%) ActionScript
6 3 (3.66%) Perl
7 2 (2.44%) C#
8 1 (1.22%) C
8 1 (1.22%) PHP
8 1 (1.22%) Bash Shell
8 1 (1.22%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.22%) Assembly Language
8 1 (1.22%) JCL
8 1 (1.22%) Objective-C
Qualifications
1 11 (13.41%) Security Cleared
2 7 (8.54%) Degree
2 7 (8.54%) SC Cleared
2 7 (8.54%) Cisco Certification
3 6 (7.32%) Microsoft Certification
3 6 (7.32%) ITIL Certification
3 6 (7.32%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
3 6 (7.32%) MCP
4 4 (4.88%) CCNP
4 4 (4.88%) CCNA
5 2 (2.44%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.22%) ISEB
6 1 (1.22%) PhD
6 1 (1.22%) CIPD
6 1 (1.22%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) SLA
2 1 (1.22%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) HL7
System Software
1 15 (18.29%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (8.54%) Active Directory
3 6 (7.32%) VMware ESX
3 6 (7.32%) Xen
3 6 (7.32%) VMware ESXi
4 4 (4.88%) Squid
5 1 (1.22%) QEMU
5 1 (1.22%) KVM
5 1 (1.22%) Time Sharing Option
5 1 (1.22%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 11 (13.41%) Puppet
2 7 (8.54%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (3.66%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.22%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 15 (18.29%) Microsoft
1 15 (18.29%) VMware
2 10 (12.20%) IBM
3 8 (9.76%) Cisco
3 8 (9.76%) Google
4 7 (8.54%) Oracle
5 3 (3.66%) SAP
5 3 (3.66%) Juniper
5 3 (3.66%) CheckPoint
5 3 (3.66%) Fortinet
5 3 (3.66%) Aruba
6 2 (2.44%) F5
6 2 (2.44%) Blue Coat
7 1 (1.22%) Red Hat
7 1 (1.22%) Apple
7 1 (1.22%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.22%) webMethods
7 1 (1.22%) InterSystems
7 1 (1.22%) ATG
7 1 (1.22%) Perforce
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Rate: £300 - £395 per day
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