The first table below looks at the demand 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 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 North West 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 96 90 113
Rank change year-on-year
-6 +23
Contract jobs citing HTTP 40 30 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.26% 1.25% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.10% 9.46% 4.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 14 11
Average daily rate £400 £328 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.13% +0.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £400 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 6
Average hourly rate - £22.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -2.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.80 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-58.04% +25.45%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
396 317 532
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.48% 13.16% 17.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 162 125 226
Average daily rate £310 £300 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £149 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 50 34
Average hourly rate £28.50 £20.00 £19.42
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+42.50% +2.98%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.50 £11.00 £14.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.80 £40.07
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 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 18 April 2014.

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 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Cheshire +1 21 £400 +23.07% 7
Manchester -13 14 £380 +15.15% 24
Cumbria - - - -
Merseyside - - - - 3
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 27 (47.37%) SOAP
2 26 (45.61%) Java
3 23 (40.35%) Web Services
4 22 (38.60%) HTML
5 21 (36.84%) XML
5 21 (36.84%) CSS
6 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
6 18 (31.58%) SQL
7 16 (28.07%) WebSphere
8 15 (26.32%) TDD
8 15 (26.32%) Linux
8 15 (26.32%) Firewall
9 14 (24.56%) UNIX
9 14 (24.56%) Windows
9 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
10 12 (21.05%) Performance Testing
10 12 (21.05%) Open Source
10 12 (21.05%) C#
10 12 (21.05%) DNS
11 11 (19.30%) Red Hat
12 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management
12 10 (17.54%) T-SQL
12 10 (17.54%) Oracle
12 10 (17.54%) Apache
12 10 (17.54%) Puppet
12 10 (17.54%) Ruby
13 9 (15.79%) Integration Testing
13 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
14 8 (14.04%) DHCP
14 8 (14.04%) Eclipse

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 (28.07%) WebSphere
2 10 (17.54%) Apache
3 7 (12.28%) Jetty
3 7 (12.28%) nginx
3 7 (12.28%) OpenStack
3 7 (12.28%) Tomcat
4 5 (8.77%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (7.02%) WebSphere Application Server
6 2 (3.51%) Tuxedo
7 1 (1.75%) Orchard CMS
7 1 (1.75%) Mule
7 1 (1.75%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (1.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 1 (1.75%) Mingle
1 1 (1.75%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.75%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 7 (12.28%) Amazon ELB
1 7 (12.28%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (12.28%) Amazon S3
1 7 (12.28%) Amazon AWS
1 7 (12.28%) Route 53
2 2 (3.51%) SaaS
3 1 (1.75%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (26.32%) Firewall
2 12 (21.05%) DNS
3 9 (15.79%) TCP/IP
4 8 (14.04%) DHCP
5 7 (12.28%) FTP
6 6 (10.53%) LAN
7 5 (8.77%) Internet
8 4 (7.02%) SSL
8 4 (7.02%) NetScaler
9 3 (5.26%) Cisco IOS
9 3 (5.26%) EIGRP
9 3 (5.26%) OSPF
10 2 (3.51%) LDAP
10 2 (3.51%) WAN
10 2 (3.51%) HTTPS
10 2 (3.51%) VLAN
11 1 (1.75%) Structured Cabling
11 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
11 1 (1.75%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
11 1 (1.75%) Cisco Nexus
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (12.28%) Big Data
1 7 (12.28%) SQL Server
1 7 (12.28%) Data Warehouse
2 6 (10.53%) Oracle Database
3 3 (5.26%) Relational Database
3 3 (5.26%) DB2
4 2 (3.51%) Informix
4 2 (3.51%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.51%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.51%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (3.51%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.75%) IBM InfoSphere
5 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
5 1 (1.75%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (1.75%) RavenDB
5 1 (1.75%) Couchbase
5 1 (1.75%) MongoDB
5 1 (1.75%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.75%) MSDE
5 1 (1.75%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Eclipse
1 8 (14.04%) JUnit
1 8 (14.04%) Maven
1 8 (14.04%) Jenkins
2 7 (12.28%) Cucumber
2 7 (12.28%) Hudson
3 4 (7.02%) LoadRunner
3 4 (7.02%) Toad
4 3 (5.26%) JIRA
5 2 (3.51%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.75%) Subversion
6 1 (1.75%) Rational Rhapsody
6 1 (1.75%) Gradle
6 1 (1.75%) Git (software)
6 1 (1.75%) Ant
General
1 6 (10.53%) Finance
2 3 (5.26%) Banking
3 1 (1.75%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 24 (42.11%) Developer
2 8 (14.04%) Java Developer
3 7 (12.28%) Salesforce.com Developer
4 5 (8.77%) Administrator
5 4 (7.02%) Network Engineer
5 4 (7.02%) ServiceNow Developer
6 3 (5.26%) DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.26%) Test Leader
6 3 (5.26%) Performance Test Leader
6 3 (5.26%) Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.51%) Test Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (3.51%) Performance Test Analyst
8 1 (1.75%) WebSphere Engineer
8 1 (1.75%) SAP Manager
8 1 (1.75%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 1 (1.75%) .NET Developer
8 1 (1.75%) UNIX Systems Administrator
8 1 (1.75%) SAP Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (47.37%) SOAP
2 23 (40.35%) Web Services
3 22 (38.60%) HTML
4 21 (36.84%) XML
4 21 (36.84%) CSS
5 8 (14.04%) Servlets
6 7 (12.28%) Spring
6 7 (12.28%) WCF
6 7 (12.28%) REST
7 6 (10.53%) J2EE
7 6 (10.53%) JSON
8 5 (8.77%) RESTful
8 5 (8.77%) WSDL
8 5 (8.77%) JDBC
9 4 (7.02%) XSL
9 4 (7.02%) JAX-RPC
9 4 (7.02%) Middleware
9 4 (7.02%) Hibernate
10 3 (5.26%) XSLT
10 3 (5.26%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 12 (21.05%) Open Source
2 4 (7.02%) Computer Science
3 3 (5.26%) Online Banking
4 2 (3.51%) N-Tier
4 2 (3.51%) NHS
5 1 (1.75%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.75%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.75%) RIA
5 1 (1.75%) Web 2.0
5 1 (1.75%) Replication
5 1 (1.75%) Clustering
5 1 (1.75%) DataPower
5 1 (1.75%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (1.75%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.75%) Firmware
5 1 (1.75%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 15 (26.32%) Linux
2 14 (24.56%) UNIX
2 14 (24.56%) Windows
3 7 (12.28%) CentOS
4 6 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
5 4 (7.02%) AIX
6 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.51%) Solaris
7 2 (3.51%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.75%) Android
8 1 (1.75%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (26.32%) TDD
2 14 (24.56%) Continuous Integration
3 12 (21.05%) Performance Testing
4 10 (17.54%) Configuration Management
5 9 (15.79%) Integration Testing
6 8 (14.04%) Unit Testing
7 7 (12.28%) JVM Tuning
7 7 (12.28%) Agile Software Development
7 7 (12.28%) CRM
7 7 (12.28%) OOP
8 6 (10.53%) Scrum
9 5 (8.77%) ITSM
9 5 (8.77%) Service Management
10 4 (7.02%) E-Commerce
10 4 (7.02%) Validation
11 3 (5.26%) Performance Monitoring
11 3 (5.26%) Network Load Balancing
11 3 (5.26%) Capacity Planning
11 3 (5.26%) MVC
12 2 (3.51%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 26 (45.61%) Java
2 18 (31.58%) JavaScript
2 18 (31.58%) SQL
3 12 (21.05%) C#
4 10 (17.54%) T-SQL
4 10 (17.54%) Ruby
5 7 (12.28%) Apex Code
6 2 (3.51%) Perl
6 2 (3.51%) PHP
6 2 (3.51%) PL/SQL
6 2 (3.51%) Shell Script
7 1 (1.75%) XPath
7 1 (1.75%) ActionScript 2.0
7 1 (1.75%) C++
7 1 (1.75%) C
7 1 (1.75%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 4 (7.02%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (7.02%) CCNP
1 4 (7.02%) Degree
2 3 (5.26%) CCIP
3 1 (1.75%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.75%) IBM Certification
3 1 (1.75%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.51%) QA
2 1 (1.75%) HL7
System Software
1 2 (3.51%) vCloud
1 2 (3.51%) PowerHA
Systems Management
1 10 (17.54%) Puppet
2 7 (12.28%) Vagrant
3 4 (7.02%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.26%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (1.75%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.75%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
Vendors
1 11 (19.30%) Red Hat
2 10 (17.54%) Oracle
3 7 (12.28%) RightScale
3 7 (12.28%) HP
3 7 (12.28%) Salesforce.com
4 6 (10.53%) IBM
5 5 (8.77%) VMware
5 5 (8.77%) F5
5 5 (8.77%) Cisco
5 5 (8.77%) Citrix
6 4 (7.02%) ServiceNow
7 3 (5.26%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.51%) Sybase
8 2 (3.51%) JBoss
8 2 (3.51%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.75%) Zend
9 1 (1.75%) ATG
9 1 (1.75%) Perforce
9 1 (1.75%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.75%) InterSystems
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