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 3 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
3 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 107 122 102
Rank change year-on-year
+15 -20
Contract jobs citing HTTP 38 8 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.03% 0.27% 0.84%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.10% 2.13% 6.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 6
Average daily rate
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£349 £265 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+31.60% -29.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £334
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £265 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £22.60
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +88.09%
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
469 376 326
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.72% 12.54% 13.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 237 190 144
Average daily rate £324 £300 £293
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.02% +2.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £210 £163
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £490 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £326 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.37% +1.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 25 39
Average hourly rate £18.13 £22.50 £29.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-19.44% -23.72%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £10.00 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+31.94% -28.00%

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 3 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 3 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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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 +4 15 £388 +46.22% 24
Lancashire - 7 £300 - 5
Cheshire -1 6 £400 - 11
Merseyside - 5 - - 1
Cumbria - 4 £363 - 13
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 3 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 40 (40.40%) HTML
2 38 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
3 37 (37.37%) Java
4 32 (32.32%) XML
5 31 (31.31%) Web Services
6 28 (28.28%) JavaScript
7 27 (27.27%) CSS
8 26 (26.26%) Linux
8 26 (26.26%) REST
9 25 (25.25%) Microsoft
10 24 (24.24%) IIS
10 24 (24.24%) SQL
11 22 (22.22%) Windows
12 21 (21.21%) J2EE
13 20 (20.20%) DNS
14 19 (19.19%) FTP
14 19 (19.19%) Configuration Management
14 19 (19.19%) Servlets
14 19 (19.19%) Spring
14 19 (19.19%) Relational Database
15 17 (17.17%) SOAP
15 17 (17.17%) .NET
16 16 (16.16%) Python
16 16 (16.16%) WebSphere
16 16 (16.16%) TDD
17 15 (15.15%) VMware
17 15 (15.15%) Tomcat
17 15 (15.15%) UNIX
17 15 (15.15%) SQL Server
17 15 (15.15%) SSL

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 3 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 24 (24.24%) IIS
2 16 (16.16%) WebSphere
3 15 (15.15%) Tomcat
4 13 (13.13%) BizTalk Server
5 12 (12.12%) Apache
6 9 (9.09%) MQSeries
7 8 (8.08%) Jetty
7 8 (8.08%) nginx
8 6 (6.06%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 6 (6.06%) IBM HTTP Server
9 5 (5.05%) Node.js
10 4 (4.04%) Liferay
10 4 (4.04%) JBoss
11 3 (3.03%) Apache ServiceMix
12 2 (2.02%) OpenStack
13 1 (1.01%) WordPress
13 1 (1.01%) CMS
13 1 (1.01%) WebLogic
13 1 (1.01%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (1.01%) MS Office
1 1 (1.01%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.01%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (8.08%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (7.07%) Cloud Computing
2 7 (7.07%) Amazon EC2
3 6 (6.06%) Google App Engine
3 6 (6.06%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.01%) Route 53
4 1 (1.01%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 20 (20.20%) DNS
2 19 (19.19%) FTP
3 15 (15.15%) SSL
4 14 (14.14%) Firewall
5 13 (13.13%) TCP/IP
6 12 (12.12%) SMTP
7 11 (11.11%) DHCP
8 9 (9.09%) Internet
8 9 (9.09%) IPsec
9 7 (7.07%) Network Security
10 5 (5.05%) VPN
10 5 (5.05%) HTTPS
11 3 (3.03%) OSPF
11 3 (3.03%) BGP
11 3 (3.03%) SNMP
11 3 (3.03%) SSH
12 2 (2.02%) BIG-IP
12 2 (2.02%) Wireless
12 2 (2.02%) VoIP
12 2 (2.02%) Cisco IOS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (19.19%) Relational Database
2 15 (15.15%) SQL Server
3 9 (9.09%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 7 (7.07%) MongoDB
4 7 (7.07%) Neo4j
5 6 (6.06%) RDBMS
5 6 (6.06%) Informix
6 4 (4.04%) SQL Server 2008
6 4 (4.04%) MySQL
7 2 (2.02%) Couchbase
7 2 (2.02%) Hazelcast
7 2 (2.02%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.02%) CouchDB
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database 10g
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle9i Database
8 1 (1.01%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.01%) Big Data
8 1 (1.01%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.01%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 13 (13.13%) Git (software)
2 11 (11.11%) Team Foundation Server
3 10 (10.10%) Jenkins
4 9 (9.09%) Visual Studio
5 8 (8.08%) Cucumber
6 7 (7.07%) Selenium
6 7 (7.07%) JUnit
7 6 (6.06%) Maven
7 6 (6.06%) Mockito
8 3 (3.03%) Subversion
9 2 (2.02%) Ant
9 2 (2.02%) Gradle
10 1 (1.01%) JIRA
10 1 (1.01%) Eclipse
10 1 (1.01%) Introscope
10 1 (1.01%) Xcode
10 1 (1.01%) Hudson
10 1 (1.01%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (1.01%) SonarQube
General
1 14 (14.14%) Finance
2 5 (5.05%) Manufacturing
3 4 (4.04%) Banking
3 4 (4.04%) Retail
4 3 (3.03%) Publishing
5 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 1 (1.01%) Games
6 1 (1.01%) Marketing
6 1 (1.01%) Back Office
6 1 (1.01%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 58 (58.59%) Developer
2 23 (23.23%) Java Developer
3 12 (12.12%) BizTalk Developer
4 8 (8.08%) Python Developer
5 6 (6.06%) Web Developer
5 6 (6.06%) Senior Developer
6 5 (5.05%) Network Engineer
6 5 (5.05%) Applications Developer
6 5 (5.05%) Django Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Python/Django Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Python Web Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (4.04%) Analyst
7 4 (4.04%) Senior Java Developer
8 3 (3.03%) Project Manager
8 3 (3.03%) Designer
8 3 (3.03%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (2.02%) DevOps Engineer
9 2 (2.02%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.02%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (40.40%) HTML
2 32 (32.32%) XML
3 31 (31.31%) Web Services
4 27 (27.27%) CSS
5 26 (26.26%) REST
6 21 (21.21%) J2EE
7 19 (19.19%) Servlets
7 19 (19.19%) Spring
8 17 (17.17%) SOAP
8 17 (17.17%) .NET
9 13 (13.13%) JAX-RS
9 13 (13.13%) JSON
9 13 (13.13%) WCF
10 11 (11.11%) RESTful
10 11 (11.11%) Hibernate
11 10 (10.10%) WSDL
11 10 (10.10%) ASP.NET
11 10 (10.10%) Django
12 9 (9.09%) MSMQ
13 7 (7.07%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 9 (9.09%) Clustering
2 4 (4.04%) Visualisation
3 3 (3.03%) Online Banking
4 2 (2.02%) Client/Server
4 2 (2.02%) N-Tier
4 2 (2.02%) NHS
4 2 (2.02%) Statistics
4 2 (2.02%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.02%) Blog
5 1 (1.01%) iPhone
5 1 (1.01%) TRADACOMS
5 1 (1.01%) Cryptography
5 1 (1.01%) VSAM
5 1 (1.01%) DTV
5 1 (1.01%) Mainframe
5 1 (1.01%) Management Information System
5 1 (1.01%) Replication
5 1 (1.01%) Animation
5 1 (1.01%) Mathematics
5 1 (1.01%) Biology
Operating Systems
1 26 (26.26%) Linux
2 22 (22.22%) Windows
3 15 (15.15%) UNIX
4 11 (11.11%) Mac OS X
5 10 (10.10%) Windows Server 2012
6 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (6.06%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (3.03%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (2.02%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.02%) Android
8 2 (2.02%) zOS
9 1 (1.01%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (38.38%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (19.19%) Configuration Management
3 16 (16.16%) TDD
4 14 (14.14%) SOA
4 14 (14.14%) Web Application Development
5 12 (12.12%) Continuous Integration
6 10 (10.10%) Responsive Web Design
6 10 (10.10%) OO
6 10 (10.10%) Software Engineering
6 10 (10.10%) Web Design
7 9 (9.09%) ITIL
7 9 (9.09%) OOP
7 9 (9.09%) Release Management
8 8 (8.08%) Open Source
8 8 (8.08%) Mentoring
8 8 (8.08%) MVC
9 7 (7.07%) E-Commerce
9 7 (7.07%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (7.07%) BDD
9 7 (7.07%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 37 (37.37%) Java
2 28 (28.28%) JavaScript
3 24 (24.24%) SQL
4 16 (16.16%) Python
5 12 (12.12%) XPath
6 11 (11.11%) C#
7 10 (10.10%) XQuery
8 7 (7.07%) C++
9 6 (6.06%) Ruby
10 3 (3.03%) ActionScript
10 3 (3.03%) Perl
10 3 (3.03%) ActionScript 2.0
11 2 (2.02%) Bash Shell
11 2 (2.02%) Scala
11 2 (2.02%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.01%) C
12 1 (1.01%) Assembly Language
12 1 (1.01%) JCL
12 1 (1.01%) PHP
12 1 (1.01%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
2 8 (8.08%) Degree
3 7 (7.07%) SC Cleared
4 6 (6.06%) ITIL Certification
4 6 (6.06%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (6.06%) MCP
4 6 (6.06%) Microsoft Certification
5 5 (5.05%) Cisco Certification
6 4 (4.04%) CCNA
7 3 (3.03%) CCNP
8 2 (2.02%) DV Cleared
9 1 (1.01%) CIPD
9 1 (1.01%) PRINCE2 Certification
9 1 (1.01%) ISEB
9 1 (1.01%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.01%) SLA
1 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.01%) QA
1 1 (1.01%) HL7
System Software
1 14 (14.14%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (7.07%) VMware ESXi
2 7 (7.07%) Active Directory
2 7 (7.07%) Xen
3 6 (6.06%) VMware ESX
4 4 (4.04%) Squid
5 1 (1.01%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.01%) Samba
5 1 (1.01%) QEMU
5 1 (1.01%) KVM
5 1 (1.01%) iptables
5 1 (1.01%) NFS
Systems Management
1 8 (8.08%) Puppet
2 7 (7.07%) Opscode Chef
3 2 (2.02%) Cisco CUCM
4 1 (1.01%) Vagrant
4 1 (1.01%) MOM
4 1 (1.01%) Nagios
4 1 (1.01%) SCOM
4 1 (1.01%) Ansible
4 1 (1.01%) Opsview
Vendors
1 25 (25.25%) Microsoft
2 15 (15.15%) VMware
3 9 (9.09%) Oracle
3 9 (9.09%) IBM
4 6 (6.06%) Cisco
4 6 (6.06%) Google
5 4 (4.04%) Red Hat
6 3 (3.03%) SAP
6 3 (3.03%) CheckPoint
7 2 (2.02%) Fortinet
7 2 (2.02%) Blue Coat
7 2 (2.02%) Aruba
7 2 (2.02%) F5
7 2 (2.02%) Juniper
8 1 (1.01%) ArcSight
8 1 (1.01%) Xamarin
8 1 (1.01%) RightScale
8 1 (1.01%) hybris
8 1 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
8 1 (1.01%) webMethods
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