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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 28 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
28 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 95 104 122
Rank change year-on-year
+9 +18
Contract jobs citing HTTP 64 46 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.70% 1.26% 0.33%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.05% 9.68% 2.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 28 2
Median daily rate £438 £381 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +3.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £275 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £434 £454
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £37.88 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £20.83 £41.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
-49.50% -2.94%
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
579 475 387
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.36% 13.05% 12.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 327 239 183
Median daily rate £375 £325 £285
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% +14.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.35% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 43 31
Median hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -22.22%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.60 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.50 £25.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+26.00% +38.88%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing HTTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 28 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the North West region over the 3 months to 28 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -7 22 £400 +1.58% 13
Cheshire +12 21 £525 +31.25% 3
Lancashire +2 13 £358 +19.16% 1
Merseyside -5 4 £383 - 5
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing HTTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 88 (64.71%) Java
2 83 (61.03%) XML
3 80 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
4 69 (50.74%) Linux
5 66 (48.53%) JSON
5 66 (48.53%) REST
6 61 (44.85%) JavaScript
7 60 (44.12%) SOAP
8 55 (40.44%) HTML
8 55 (40.44%) Oracle
9 54 (39.71%) Apache
10 52 (38.24%) IBM
11 48 (35.29%) JDBC
12 46 (33.82%) Middleware
13 45 (33.09%) Tomcat
13 45 (33.09%) High Availability
14 42 (30.88%) CSS
15 39 (28.68%) JBoss
15 39 (28.68%) Banking
16 38 (27.94%) Web Services
17 36 (26.47%) SOA
18 35 (25.74%) PostgreSQL
19 34 (25.00%) MySQL
19 34 (25.00%) Apache Camel
20 32 (23.53%) ActiveMQ
21 31 (22.79%) J2EE
22 30 (22.06%) SQL
22 30 (22.06%) Open Source
23 29 (21.32%) C++
23 29 (21.32%) Spring

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 54 (39.71%) Apache
2 45 (33.09%) Tomcat
3 39 (28.68%) JBoss
4 25 (18.38%) WebSphere
5 14 (10.29%) IBM HTTP Server
6 13 (9.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 13 (9.56%) WebSphere Application Server
7 6 (4.41%) iPlanet
8 4 (2.94%) nginx
8 4 (2.94%) OpenStack
8 4 (2.94%) SAS
8 4 (2.94%) WebLogic
9 3 (2.21%) IIS
10 2 (1.47%) GlassFish
10 2 (1.47%) Jetty
10 2 (1.47%) Liferay
10 2 (1.47%) Oracle SOA Suite
10 2 (1.47%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.74%) SharePoint
11 1 (0.74%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 2 (1.47%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.21%) Oracle Payables
2 1 (0.74%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (13.24%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.47%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.47%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (1.47%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.47%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.47%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.47%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 16 (11.76%) TCP/IP
2 14 (10.29%) FTP
3 12 (8.82%) Internet
4 11 (8.09%) DNS
4 11 (8.09%) SMTP
5 9 (6.62%) DHCP
5 9 (6.62%) HTTPS
6 7 (5.15%) Firewall
6 7 (5.15%) LDAP
6 7 (5.15%) SSL
7 5 (3.68%) BGP
7 5 (3.68%) Cisco ASA
8 4 (2.94%) Fibre Channel
8 4 (2.94%) IMAP
8 4 (2.94%) iSCSI
8 4 (2.94%) LAN
8 4 (2.94%) MRTG
8 4 (2.94%) WAN
8 4 (2.94%) Wireless
9 3 (2.21%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 35 (25.74%) PostgreSQL
2 34 (25.00%) MySQL
3 17 (12.50%) NoSQL
4 15 (11.03%) MongoDB
5 14 (10.29%) Hadoop
6 12 (8.82%) Neo4j
6 12 (8.82%) Relational Database
7 9 (6.62%) SQL Server
8 5 (3.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 5 (3.68%) Oracle Database
9 4 (2.94%) DB2
10 2 (1.47%) MS Access
10 2 (1.47%) Redis
11 1 (0.74%) Big Data
11 1 (0.74%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.74%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.74%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.74%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 15 (11.03%) Jenkins
2 8 (5.88%) Introscope
3 6 (4.41%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.41%) JUnit
3 6 (4.41%) Maven
4 5 (3.68%) Checkstyle
4 5 (3.68%) Cucumber
4 5 (3.68%) FindBugs
4 5 (3.68%) JIRA
4 5 (3.68%) Mockito
4 5 (3.68%) Selenium
4 5 (3.68%) SonarQube
4 5 (3.68%) Travis CI
5 4 (2.94%) Visual Studio
6 3 (2.21%) Rational Performance Tester
7 2 (1.47%) HP UFT
7 2 (1.47%) LoadRunner
7 2 (1.47%) Toad
8 1 (0.74%) Eclipse
8 1 (0.74%) Subversion
General
1 39 (28.68%) Banking
2 19 (13.97%) Finance
3 5 (3.68%) International Banking
4 4 (2.94%) Manufacturing
5 3 (2.21%) Telecoms
6 2 (1.47%) Corporate Banking
7 1 (0.74%) Electronics
7 1 (0.74%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 87 (63.97%) Developer
2 53 (38.97%) Java Developer
3 20 (14.71%) Senior Developer
4 15 (11.03%) Architect
4 15 (11.03%) Senior Java Developer
5 11 (8.09%) Digital Developer
5 11 (8.09%) Technical Architect
6 10 (7.35%) Scala Developer
7 9 (6.62%) Analyst
8 8 (5.88%) Digital Architect
8 8 (5.88%) ServiceNow Developer
8 8 (5.88%) Software Developer
9 7 (5.15%) Digital Technical Architect
9 7 (5.15%) Test Analyst
10 6 (4.41%) JavaScript Developer
10 6 (4.41%) Network Engineer
11 5 (3.68%) Applications Developer
11 5 (3.68%) HTML Developer
11 5 (3.68%) OAT Test Analyst
11 5 (3.68%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 83 (61.03%) XML
2 66 (48.53%) JSON
2 66 (48.53%) REST
3 60 (44.12%) SOAP
4 55 (40.44%) HTML
5 48 (35.29%) JDBC
6 46 (33.82%) Middleware
7 42 (30.88%) CSS
8 38 (27.94%) Web Services
9 34 (25.00%) Apache Camel
10 32 (23.53%) ActiveMQ
11 31 (22.79%) J2EE
12 29 (21.32%) Spring
13 24 (17.65%) CSS3
13 24 (17.65%) HTML5
14 16 (11.76%) AngularJS
14 16 (11.76%) XSLT
15 15 (11.03%) Hibernate
15 15 (11.03%) RESTful
16 14 (10.29%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.88%) Computer Science
2 5 (3.68%) N-Tier
3 4 (2.94%) Data Centre
3 4 (2.94%) Online Banking
3 4 (2.94%) User Experience
4 3 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (2.21%) Mainframe
5 2 (1.47%) LPAR
5 2 (1.47%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.47%) PKI
5 2 (1.47%) Smart Energy
5 2 (1.47%) Smart Meter
5 2 (1.47%) Statistics
6 1 (0.74%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.74%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (0.74%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 69 (50.74%) Linux
2 27 (19.85%) Unix
3 15 (11.03%) Windows
4 12 (8.82%) Mac OS X
5 5 (3.68%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (2.94%) AIX
6 4 (2.94%) CentOS
6 4 (2.94%) Debian
6 4 (2.94%) Mac OS
6 4 (2.94%) Ubuntu
7 3 (2.21%) Windows Server
8 2 (1.47%) HPUX
8 2 (1.47%) Solaris
8 2 (1.47%) SUSE
8 2 (1.47%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 80 (58.82%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (33.09%) High Availability
3 36 (26.47%) SOA
4 30 (22.06%) Open Source
5 23 (16.91%) Microservices
5 23 (16.91%) TDD
6 21 (15.44%) Responsive Web Design
6 21 (15.44%) Scrum
6 21 (15.44%) Web Design
7 20 (14.71%) E-business
8 17 (12.50%) Configuration Management
9 16 (11.76%) SDLC
10 15 (11.03%) Software Engineering
11 14 (10.29%) ITIL
12 12 (8.82%) Front End Development
13 11 (8.09%) Validation
14 10 (7.35%) Integration Testing
14 10 (7.35%) MVC
14 10 (7.35%) Prototyping
15 9 (6.62%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 88 (64.71%) Java
2 61 (44.85%) JavaScript
3 30 (22.06%) SQL
4 29 (21.32%) C++
5 26 (19.12%) C
6 14 (10.29%) Scala
7 8 (5.88%) Shell Script
8 7 (5.15%) Perl
8 7 (5.15%) Python
9 6 (4.41%) Korn
9 6 (4.41%) PHP
10 5 (3.68%) Lua
10 5 (3.68%) PL/SQL
10 5 (3.68%) VB
11 4 (2.94%) Bash Shell
11 4 (2.94%) C#
12 2 (1.47%) Go
12 2 (1.47%) Jython
12 2 (1.47%) Ruby
13 1 (0.74%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (16.91%) Security Cleared
2 9 (6.62%) Degree
2 9 (6.62%) SC Cleared
3 6 (4.41%) BPSS Clearance
4 3 (2.21%) BC Cleared
4 3 (2.21%) CCNP
4 3 (2.21%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (1.47%) CCNA
5 2 (1.47%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.15%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (2.21%) QA
3 2 (1.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.47%) ISO27005
4 1 (0.74%) SLA
System Software
1 10 (7.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.94%) Dovecot
2 4 (2.94%) iptables
2 4 (2.94%) KVM
2 4 (2.94%) Sendmail
2 4 (2.94%) Squid
3 2 (1.47%) Firmware
3 2 (1.47%) Oracle RAC
3 2 (1.47%) vCloud
4 1 (0.74%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.74%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.74%) Snort
Systems Management
1 10 (7.35%) Puppet
2 8 (5.88%) CA Wily
2 8 (5.88%) Tivoli
3 6 (4.41%) Nagios
4 5 (3.68%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (2.94%) Cacti
5 4 (2.94%) HAProxy
5 4 (2.94%) OpenNebula
6 2 (1.47%) Ansible
6 2 (1.47%) Cisco CUCM
6 2 (1.47%) DameWare
6 2 (1.47%) HP Data Protector
6 2 (1.47%) logstash
6 2 (1.47%) nmon
6 2 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (1.47%) ServiceCenter
6 2 (1.47%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 55 (40.44%) Oracle
2 52 (38.24%) IBM
3 13 (9.56%) VMware
4 11 (8.09%) ServiceNow
5 9 (6.62%) Red Hat
6 8 (5.88%) CA
7 7 (5.15%) Cisco
7 7 (5.15%) HP
8 5 (3.68%) Perforce
9 3 (2.21%) Citrix
9 3 (2.21%) Siebel
10 2 (1.47%) Endeca
10 2 (1.47%) Fortinet
10 2 (1.47%) Google
10 2 (1.47%) Juniper
10 2 (1.47%) LexisNexis
10 2 (1.47%) Microsoft
10 2 (1.47%) Sun
11 1 (0.74%) Palo Alto
11 1 (0.74%) Twitter
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