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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 101 110 103
Rank change year-on-year
+9 -7
Contract jobs citing HTTP 64 41 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.62% 1.11% 1.04%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.54% 8.18% 8.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 27 10
Median daily rate £425 £388 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.67% -6.06%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £353 £275 £337
10% offered a daily rate of more than £573 £425 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Median hourly rate £37.88 £49.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-23.48% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +230.00%
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
607 501 392
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.36% 13.62% 12.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 349 235 182
Median daily rate £378 £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.30% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £509 £475 £490
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 55 32
Median hourly rate £13.00 £17.50 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.71% -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £14.00 £14.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Cheshire -5 22 £500 +25.00% 2
Manchester -6 20 £400 +1.58% 16
Lancashire +10 14 £358 +30.00% 3
Merseyside -2 5 £383 -
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 May 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.

1 105 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 100 (56.50%) XML
3 98 (55.37%) Java
4 87 (49.15%) Linux
5 86 (48.59%) JavaScript
5 86 (48.59%) JSON
6 81 (45.76%) HTML
7 74 (41.81%) REST
8 71 (40.11%) CSS
9 65 (36.72%) SOAP
10 64 (36.16%) Web Services
11 54 (30.51%) Apache
12 51 (28.81%) High Availability
13 50 (28.25%) Oracle
14 48 (27.12%) IBM
15 46 (25.99%) Middleware
15 46 (25.99%) Web Design
15 46 (25.99%) Responsive Web Design
16 43 (24.29%) Unix
17 41 (23.16%) Tomcat
17 41 (23.16%) SQL
17 41 (23.16%) HTML5
18 40 (22.60%) Scala
18 40 (22.60%) JDBC
19 37 (20.90%) Banking
20 35 (19.77%) TDD
20 35 (19.77%) Scrum
20 35 (19.77%) JBoss
21 31 (17.51%) SOA
21 31 (17.51%) PostgreSQL

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 (30.51%) Apache
2 41 (23.16%) Tomcat
3 35 (19.77%) JBoss
4 30 (16.95%) WebSphere
5 18 (10.17%) WebSphere Application Server
6 15 (8.47%) IBM HTTP Server
7 14 (7.91%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 8 (4.52%) iPlanet
9 7 (3.95%) Node.js
10 5 (2.82%) WebLogic
11 4 (2.26%) nginx
11 4 (2.26%) OpenStack
11 4 (2.26%) SAS
12 3 (1.69%) IIS
13 2 (1.13%) Jetty
14 1 (0.56%) GlassFish
14 1 (0.56%) Liferay
14 1 (0.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 1 (0.56%) SharePoint
14 1 (0.56%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 2 (1.13%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (1.69%) Oracle Payables
Cloud Services
1 30 (16.95%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (1.13%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (1.13%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 2 (1.13%) Cloud Computing
2 2 (1.13%) Google App Engine
2 2 (1.13%) Google Cloud Platform
2 2 (1.13%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 17 (9.60%) TCP/IP
2 15 (8.47%) FTP
3 14 (7.91%) Internet
4 13 (7.34%) SSL
5 12 (6.78%) DNS
5 12 (6.78%) SMTP
6 10 (5.65%) DHCP
7 9 (5.08%) HTTPS
8 8 (4.52%) Firewall
9 7 (3.95%) LDAP
10 6 (3.39%) BGP
10 6 (3.39%) Cisco ASA
11 5 (2.82%) Wireless
12 4 (2.26%) Cisco IOS
12 4 (2.26%) IMAP
12 4 (2.26%) SNMP
12 4 (2.26%) SSH
12 4 (2.26%) TACACS
12 4 (2.26%) Telnet
12 4 (2.26%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 31 (17.51%) PostgreSQL
2 30 (16.95%) MySQL
3 29 (16.38%) NoSQL
4 23 (12.99%) SQL Server
5 15 (8.47%) MongoDB
6 12 (6.78%) Neo4j
6 12 (6.78%) Relational Database
7 9 (5.08%) Hadoop
8 5 (2.82%) Apache Cassandra
9 4 (2.26%) DB2
10 2 (1.13%) MS Access
10 2 (1.13%) Oracle Database
10 2 (1.13%) Redis
11 1 (0.56%) Big Data
11 1 (0.56%) Data Warehouse
11 1 (0.56%) RDBMS
11 1 (0.56%) SQL Server 2008
11 1 (0.56%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 25 (14.12%) Git (software)
2 18 (10.17%) Visual Studio
3 15 (8.47%) Jenkins
4 14 (7.91%) Subversion
5 10 (5.65%) JUnit
6 9 (5.08%) Introscope
7 7 (3.95%) Maven
8 5 (2.82%) Checkstyle
8 5 (2.82%) Cucumber
8 5 (2.82%) FindBugs
8 5 (2.82%) JIRA
8 5 (2.82%) Mockito
8 5 (2.82%) Selenium
8 5 (2.82%) SonarQube
8 5 (2.82%) Travis CI
9 4 (2.26%) gulp
10 3 (1.69%) Rational Performance Tester
11 2 (1.13%) HP UFT
11 2 (1.13%) LoadRunner
11 2 (1.13%) Toad
General
1 37 (20.90%) Banking
2 27 (15.25%) Finance
3 3 (1.69%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.13%) Corporate Banking
4 2 (1.13%) International Banking
5 1 (0.56%) Games
5 1 (0.56%) Retail
5 1 (0.56%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 122 (68.93%) Developer
2 52 (29.38%) Java Developer
3 25 (14.12%) Senior Developer
4 17 (9.60%) Scala Developer
5 15 (8.47%) Architect
5 15 (8.47%) Digital Developer
5 15 (8.47%) Senior Java Developer
6 14 (7.91%) .NET Developer
6 14 (7.91%) C# Developer
6 14 (7.91%) ServiceNow Developer
7 13 (7.34%) C# .NET Developer
8 12 (6.78%) Software Developer
9 11 (6.21%) Technical Architect
10 9 (5.08%) Analyst
10 9 (5.08%) Java Scala Developer
10 9 (5.08%) JavaScript Developer
11 8 (4.52%) Digital Architect
12 7 (3.95%) Agile Developer
12 7 (3.95%) Agile Java Developer
12 7 (3.95%) Digital Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 100 (56.50%) XML
2 86 (48.59%) JSON
3 81 (45.76%) HTML
4 74 (41.81%) REST
5 71 (40.11%) CSS
6 65 (36.72%) SOAP
7 64 (36.16%) Web Services
8 46 (25.99%) Middleware
9 41 (23.16%) HTML5
10 40 (22.60%) JDBC
11 29 (16.38%) Apache Camel
11 29 (16.38%) RESTful
12 28 (15.82%) J2EE
13 27 (15.25%) ActiveMQ
13 27 (15.25%) CSS3
14 21 (11.86%) Spring
15 17 (9.60%) .NET
15 17 (9.60%) XSLT
16 15 (8.47%) Hibernate
17 14 (7.91%) Silverlight
Miscellaneous
1 20 (11.30%) Computer Science
2 15 (8.47%) Visualisation
3 5 (2.82%) N-Tier
4 4 (2.26%) Clustering
4 4 (2.26%) Data Centre
4 4 (2.26%) Online Banking
4 4 (2.26%) User Experience
5 3 (1.69%) Analytical Skills
5 3 (1.69%) iPad
5 3 (1.69%) Mainframe
5 3 (1.69%) Statistics
6 2 (1.13%) Management Information System
6 2 (1.13%) PKI
6 2 (1.13%) Smart Energy
6 2 (1.13%) Smart Meter
7 1 (0.56%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.56%) LPAR
7 1 (0.56%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 87 (49.15%) Linux
2 43 (24.29%) Unix
3 26 (14.69%) Mac OS X
4 16 (9.04%) Windows
5 6 (3.39%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 5 (2.82%) AIX
7 4 (2.26%) CentOS
7 4 (2.26%) Debian
7 4 (2.26%) Mac OS
7 4 (2.26%) Ubuntu
8 3 (1.69%) Windows Server
9 1 (0.56%) HPUX
9 1 (0.56%) Solaris
9 1 (0.56%) SUSE
9 1 (0.56%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 105 (59.32%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (28.81%) High Availability
3 46 (25.99%) Responsive Web Design
3 46 (25.99%) Web Design
4 35 (19.77%) Scrum
4 35 (19.77%) TDD
5 31 (17.51%) SOA
6 27 (15.25%) ITIL
7 25 (14.12%) Open Source
8 23 (12.99%) Web Development
9 20 (11.30%) E-business
10 18 (10.17%) Microservices
10 18 (10.17%) Software Engineering
11 17 (9.60%) BDD
12 16 (9.04%) Configuration Management
12 16 (9.04%) SDLC
13 15 (8.47%) Performance Tuning
14 13 (7.34%) MVC
15 12 (6.78%) Continuous Integration
16 11 (6.21%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 98 (55.37%) Java
2 86 (48.59%) JavaScript
3 41 (23.16%) SQL
4 40 (22.60%) Scala
5 29 (16.38%) C++
6 26 (14.69%) C
7 22 (12.43%) Python
8 18 (10.17%) C#
9 16 (9.04%) Ruby
10 14 (7.91%) XAML
11 10 (5.65%) Perl
12 9 (5.08%) Shell Script
13 8 (4.52%) Jython
13 8 (4.52%) Korn
14 6 (3.39%) PHP
15 5 (2.82%) Lua
15 5 (2.82%) VB
16 4 (2.26%) Bash Shell
17 2 (1.13%) Go
17 2 (1.13%) XPath
Qualifications
1 23 (12.99%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.08%) Degree
3 8 (4.52%) SC Cleared
4 6 (3.39%) BPSS Clearance
5 3 (1.69%) BC Cleared
5 3 (1.69%) CCNP
5 3 (1.69%) Cisco Certification
6 2 (1.13%) CCNA
6 2 (1.13%) PhD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (5.08%) Disclosure Scotland
2 3 (1.69%) QA
3 2 (1.13%) ISO/IEC 27001
3 2 (1.13%) ISO27005
3 2 (1.13%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (5.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (2.26%) Dovecot
2 4 (2.26%) iptables
2 4 (2.26%) KVM
2 4 (2.26%) Sendmail
2 4 (2.26%) Squid
3 2 (1.13%) vCloud
4 1 (0.56%) Active Directory
4 1 (0.56%) BitLocker
4 1 (0.56%) Firmware
4 1 (0.56%) Oracle RAC
4 1 (0.56%) Snort
Systems Management
1 9 (5.08%) CA Wily
1 9 (5.08%) Puppet
2 7 (3.95%) Tivoli
3 6 (3.39%) Nagios
4 5 (2.82%) HP Quality Center
5 4 (2.26%) Cacti
5 4 (2.26%) HAProxy
5 4 (2.26%) OpenNebula
6 3 (1.69%) Cisco CUCM
7 2 (1.13%) Ansible
7 2 (1.13%) DameWare
7 2 (1.13%) logstash
7 2 (1.13%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.13%) ServiceCenter
7 2 (1.13%) ZABBIX
8 1 (0.56%) HP Data Protector
8 1 (0.56%) nmon
Vendors
1 50 (28.25%) Oracle
2 48 (27.12%) IBM
3 25 (14.12%) ServiceNow
4 14 (7.91%) Telerik
5 12 (6.78%) VMware
6 10 (5.65%) Red Hat
7 9 (5.08%) CA
8 8 (4.52%) Cisco
9 6 (3.39%) HP
10 5 (2.82%) Perforce
11 4 (2.26%) Sun
12 3 (1.69%) Citrix
12 3 (1.69%) Fortinet
12 3 (1.69%) Siebel
13 2 (1.13%) Aruba
13 2 (1.13%) Google
13 2 (1.13%) Juniper
13 2 (1.13%) LexisNexis
13 2 (1.13%) Microsoft
13 2 (1.13%) Palo Alto
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