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 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 69 112
Rank change year-on-year
+14 +43
Contract jobs citing HTTP 106 75 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 2.79% 2.32% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.70% 17.20% 4.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 50 6
Average daily rate £425 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £350 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £421 £494
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Average hourly rate - £49.25 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £41.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-7.01% -8.88%
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
599 436 363
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.75% 13.47% 13.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 343 215 173
Average daily rate £405 £350 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.71% +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £220 £220
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £460 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 36 39 25
Average hourly rate £16.84 £18.13 £15.09
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.11% +20.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £38.50 £31.56
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 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 9 February 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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the North West 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
Manchester +7 50 £405 +11.72% 14
Cheshire +14 36 £480 +32.41% 2
Lancashire +2 14 £438 +16.66% 5
Merseyside -12 3 - - 2
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 95 (52.49%) Java
2 91 (50.28%) Linux
3 89 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
4 75 (41.44%) XML
5 74 (40.88%) HTML
6 69 (38.12%) Web Services
7 63 (34.81%) CSS
8 60 (33.15%) JavaScript
9 58 (32.04%) Web Design
9 58 (32.04%) Responsive Web Design
10 55 (30.39%) JSON
10 55 (30.39%) Unix
11 49 (27.07%) SQL
12 48 (26.52%) REST
13 43 (23.76%) Git (software)
14 42 (23.20%) Scala
14 42 (23.20%) Amazon AWS
15 41 (22.65%) Python
16 39 (21.55%) TDD
16 39 (21.55%) .NET
17 38 (20.99%) Scrum
17 38 (20.99%) WebSphere
18 37 (20.44%) Mac OS X
19 35 (19.34%) SOAP
19 35 (19.34%) ITIL
20 33 (18.23%) NoSQL
21 31 (17.13%) RESTful
22 30 (16.57%) High Availability
22 30 (16.57%) Windows
22 30 (16.57%) C#

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 9 February 2016, 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 38 (20.99%) WebSphere
2 29 (16.02%) Apache
3 24 (13.26%) WebSphere Application Server
4 23 (12.71%) Tomcat
5 13 (7.18%) IIS
6 11 (6.08%) nginx
7 9 (4.97%) JBoss
8 8 (4.42%) Jetty
8 8 (4.42%) SharePoint
9 7 (3.87%) IBM HTTP Server
9 7 (3.87%) Node.js
10 6 (3.31%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 5 (2.76%) iPlanet
11 5 (2.76%) SharePoint 2010
12 4 (2.21%) WebLogic
13 3 (1.66%) OpenStack
13 3 (1.66%) SAS
14 2 (1.10%) Adobe Experience Manager
14 2 (1.10%) Oracle Service Bus
15 1 (0.55%) MQSeries
Applications
1 4 (2.21%) MS Office
2 2 (1.10%) Photoshop
3 1 (0.55%) MS Visio
Business Applications
1 4 (2.21%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 42 (23.20%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (6.63%) Cloud Computing
3 11 (6.08%) Amazon EC2
3 11 (6.08%) Google App Engine
3 11 (6.08%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (1.66%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (1.10%) Adobe Analytics
5 2 (1.10%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 28 (15.47%) FTP
2 25 (13.81%) TCP/IP
3 23 (12.71%) SSL
4 20 (11.05%) DNS
4 20 (11.05%) SMTP
5 19 (10.50%) DHCP
5 19 (10.50%) Internet
6 11 (6.08%) IPsec
7 5 (2.76%) BGP
7 5 (2.76%) Cisco ASA
7 5 (2.76%) Firewall
7 5 (2.76%) VPN
7 5 (2.76%) Wireless
8 4 (2.21%) Cisco IOS
8 4 (2.21%) IMAP
8 4 (2.21%) Network Security
8 4 (2.21%) SNMP
8 4 (2.21%) Spanning Tree
8 4 (2.21%) TACACS
8 4 (2.21%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 33 (18.23%) NoSQL
2 25 (13.81%) SQL Server
3 20 (11.05%) MongoDB
4 12 (6.63%) Neo4j
5 11 (6.08%) Relational Database
6 9 (4.97%) PostgreSQL
7 8 (4.42%) MySQL
7 8 (4.42%) SQL Server 2008
8 5 (2.76%) Oracle Database
8 5 (2.76%) SQLite
9 4 (2.21%) DB2
10 3 (1.66%) Oracle Database 10g
10 3 (1.66%) Oracle9i Database
Development Applications
1 43 (23.76%) Git (software)
2 27 (14.92%) Subversion
3 26 (14.36%) Jenkins
4 19 (10.50%) Visual Studio
5 14 (7.73%) JUnit
6 12 (6.63%) Maven
7 8 (4.42%) Eclipse
8 5 (2.76%) Gradle
8 5 (2.76%) gulp
8 5 (2.76%) Introscope
8 5 (2.76%) NUnit
8 5 (2.76%) PHPUnit
9 2 (1.10%) Firebug
9 2 (1.10%) JIRA
10 1 (0.55%) Checkstyle
10 1 (0.55%) Cucumber
10 1 (0.55%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.55%) Mockito
10 1 (0.55%) Oracle Forms
10 1 (0.55%) Selenium
General
1 24 (13.26%) Finance
2 15 (8.29%) Banking
3 4 (2.21%) Games
4 2 (1.10%) Legal
4 2 (1.10%) Marketing
5 1 (0.55%) Publishing
5 1 (0.55%) Retail
Job Titles
1 117 (64.64%) Developer
2 40 (22.10%) Java Developer
3 21 (11.60%) Digital Developer
4 18 (9.94%) Senior Developer
5 16 (8.84%) .NET Developer
5 16 (8.84%) C# Developer
6 15 (8.29%) C# .NET Developer
7 14 (7.73%) Scala Developer
7 14 (7.73%) ServiceNow Developer
8 13 (7.18%) Consultant
9 11 (6.08%) Software Developer
10 10 (5.52%) Senior Java Developer
11 8 (4.42%) Analyst
11 8 (4.42%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (4.42%) WebSphere Specialist
12 7 (3.87%) Java Scala Developer
12 7 (3.87%) Middleware Specialist
12 7 (3.87%) Operations Engineer
13 6 (3.31%) DevOps Consultant
13 6 (3.31%) Senior DevOps Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 75 (41.44%) XML
2 74 (40.88%) HTML
3 69 (38.12%) Web Services
4 63 (34.81%) CSS
5 55 (30.39%) JSON
6 48 (26.52%) REST
7 39 (21.55%) .NET
8 35 (19.34%) SOAP
9 31 (17.13%) RESTful
10 21 (11.60%) Middleware
11 20 (11.05%) HTML5
12 18 (9.94%) XSLT
13 15 (8.29%) J2EE
14 14 (7.73%) Silverlight
15 13 (7.18%) Servlets
16 12 (6.63%) Hibernate
17 11 (6.08%) JAX-RS
17 11 (6.08%) jQuery
18 10 (5.52%) ASP.NET
18 10 (5.52%) Django
Miscellaneous
1 25 (13.81%) Computer Science
2 15 (8.29%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (8.29%) Visualisation
3 9 (4.97%) Clustering
4 8 (4.42%) User Experience
5 5 (2.76%) iPad
6 4 (2.21%) Data Centre
6 4 (2.21%) Statistics
7 2 (1.10%) Algorithms
7 2 (1.10%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.55%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.55%) DTV
8 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.55%) Mainframe
8 1 (0.55%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.55%) N-Tier
8 1 (0.55%) Online Banking
8 1 (0.55%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (0.55%) STB
Operating Systems
1 91 (50.28%) Linux
2 55 (30.39%) Unix
3 37 (20.44%) Mac OS X
4 30 (16.57%) Windows
5 7 (3.87%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.76%) Solaris
6 5 (2.76%) Windows Server
6 5 (2.76%) Windows XP
7 4 (2.21%) AIX
7 4 (2.21%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.66%) CentOS
8 3 (1.66%) Debian
9 2 (1.10%) Mac OS
10 1 (0.55%) Android
10 1 (0.55%) Apple iOS
10 1 (0.55%) Windows 7
10 1 (0.55%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 89 (49.17%) Agile Software Development
2 58 (32.04%) Responsive Web Design
2 58 (32.04%) Web Design
3 39 (21.55%) TDD
4 38 (20.99%) Scrum
5 35 (19.34%) ITIL
6 30 (16.57%) High Availability
7 22 (12.15%) Configuration Management
8 21 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
9 19 (10.50%) BDD
10 17 (9.39%) Unit Testing
10 17 (9.39%) Web Development
11 15 (8.29%) Performance Tuning
12 14 (7.73%) Software Engineering
13 13 (7.18%) Automated Testing
14 12 (6.63%) OO
15 11 (6.08%) DevOps
16 9 (4.97%) SOA
17 8 (4.42%) Integration Testing
17 8 (4.42%) OOP
Programming Languages
1 95 (52.49%) Java
2 60 (33.15%) JavaScript
3 49 (27.07%) SQL
4 42 (23.20%) Scala
5 41 (22.65%) Python
6 30 (16.57%) C#
7 27 (14.92%) Ruby
8 21 (11.60%) C++
9 14 (7.73%) XAML
10 13 (7.18%) Jython
11 12 (6.63%) Perl
11 12 (6.63%) PHP
12 10 (5.52%) C
13 8 (4.42%) FQL
13 8 (4.42%) PowerShell
13 8 (4.42%) VB
14 7 (3.87%) Korn
14 7 (3.87%) Shell Script
14 7 (3.87%) VB.NET
14 7 (3.87%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (8.29%) Security Cleared
2 13 (7.18%) Degree
3 5 (2.76%) SC Cleared
4 1 (0.55%) BPSS Clearance
4 1 (0.55%) CCNA
4 1 (0.55%) CCNP
4 1 (0.55%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 11 (6.08%) QA
2 9 (4.97%) SLA
3 7 (3.87%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 14 (7.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (3.31%) Xen
3 5 (2.76%) Active Directory
3 5 (2.76%) BitLocker
4 3 (1.66%) Dovecot
4 3 (1.66%) iptables
4 3 (1.66%) KVM
4 3 (1.66%) Sendmail
4 3 (1.66%) Squid
4 3 (1.66%) vCloud
5 2 (1.10%) Docker
6 1 (0.55%) Snort
Systems Management
1 17 (9.39%) Puppet
2 12 (6.63%) Opscode Chef
3 7 (3.87%) Tivoli
4 6 (3.31%) Nagios
5 5 (2.76%) Ansible
5 5 (2.76%) CA Wily
6 4 (2.21%) Cisco CUCM
7 3 (1.66%) Cacti
7 3 (1.66%) HAProxy
7 3 (1.66%) HP Quality Center
7 3 (1.66%) logstash
7 3 (1.66%) OpenNebula
7 3 (1.66%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.55%) SCCM
Vendors
1 24 (13.26%) ServiceNow
2 23 (12.71%) Oracle
3 20 (11.05%) VMware
4 14 (7.73%) Telerik
5 13 (7.18%) Google
6 12 (6.63%) IBM
6 12 (6.63%) Microsoft
7 10 (5.52%) Red Hat
8 6 (3.31%) Cisco
8 6 (3.31%) SAP
9 5 (2.76%) CA
9 5 (2.76%) webMethods
10 4 (2.21%) Aruba
10 4 (2.21%) Fortinet
10 4 (2.21%) Palo Alto
10 4 (2.21%) Sun
11 3 (1.66%) HP
12 2 (1.10%) Adobe
12 2 (1.10%) Sitecore
13 1 (0.55%) Sourcefire
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