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 5 May 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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 112 99 93
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -6
Contract jobs citing HTTP 38 36 27
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.98% 1.15% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.45% 8.80% 8.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 10 10
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£388 £413 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.06% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £337 £237
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £475 £403
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £363 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.89% +11.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £49.50 - £22.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £12.50 £29.59
% change year-on-year
+270.00% -57.75%
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
510 409 322
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.12% 13.04% 13.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 233 178 126
Average daily rate £325 £310 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% +2.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £125
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £460
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £330 £315
% change year-on-year
+4.54% +4.76%
Number of hourly rates quoted 51 31 44
Average hourly rate £17.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.54% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £15.50 £11.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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 5 May 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 5 May 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
Cheshire -12 16 £400 - 10
Manchester -5 8 £388 -13.88% 18
Lancashire +5 5 £275 -29.03% 1
Merseyside - 4 - - 4
Cumbria - 3 £378 - 8
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 63 (55.75%) Java
2 54 (47.79%) HTML
3 46 (40.71%) Linux
4 41 (36.28%) XML
5 40 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
6 36 (31.86%) Web Services
6 36 (31.86%) REST
7 33 (29.20%) J2EE
8 32 (28.32%) Relational Database
9 30 (26.55%) JavaScript
10 29 (25.66%) Configuration Management
11 28 (24.78%) SQL
12 27 (23.89%) UNIX
12 27 (23.89%) Spring
12 27 (23.89%) JAX-RS
13 26 (23.01%) Servlets
14 25 (22.12%) SOAP
15 24 (21.24%) Mac OS X
16 23 (20.35%) CSS
16 23 (20.35%) Oracle
17 22 (19.47%) IIS
17 22 (19.47%) Microsoft
17 22 (19.47%) Web Design
17 22 (19.47%) Finance
17 22 (19.47%) WebSphere
17 22 (19.47%) Responsive Web Design
18 21 (18.58%) Hibernate
19 19 (16.81%) TDD
19 19 (16.81%) Windows
19 19 (16.81%) Tomcat

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 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 22 (19.47%) IIS
1 22 (19.47%) WebSphere
2 19 (16.81%) Tomcat
3 13 (11.50%) BizTalk Server
4 11 (9.73%) Apache
5 9 (7.96%) MQSeries
5 9 (7.96%) Jetty
5 9 (7.96%) nginx
6 8 (7.08%) IBM HTTP Server
6 8 (7.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (2.65%) JBoss
8 2 (1.77%) Apache ServiceMix
8 2 (1.77%) Liferay
9 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
9 1 (0.88%) WordPress
9 1 (0.88%) CMS
9 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.88%) CICS
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (0.88%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 8 (7.08%) Cloud Computing
1 8 (7.08%) Amazon EC2
1 8 (7.08%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (6.19%) Google App Engine
2 7 (6.19%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (0.88%) Route 53
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
3 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 14 (12.39%) FTP
2 13 (11.50%) DNS
2 13 (11.50%) SSL
3 11 (9.73%) TCP/IP
4 10 (8.85%) DHCP
5 8 (7.08%) Internet
5 8 (7.08%) IPsec
6 7 (6.19%) SMTP
7 6 (5.31%) Firewall
8 3 (2.65%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.77%) Network Security
10 1 (0.88%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.88%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.88%) PuTTY
10 1 (0.88%) IPv4
10 1 (0.88%) SAN
10 1 (0.88%) SSH
10 1 (0.88%) VLAN
10 1 (0.88%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 32 (28.32%) Relational Database
2 19 (16.81%) MongoDB
2 19 (16.81%) Neo4j
3 16 (14.16%) SQL Server
4 9 (7.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 9 (7.96%) Oracle Database
5 8 (7.08%) RDBMS
5 8 (7.08%) Informix
6 5 (4.42%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (4.42%) Oracle Database 10g
7 4 (3.54%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.65%) Hazelcast
9 2 (1.77%) MySQL
9 2 (1.77%) Couchbase
9 2 (1.77%) NoSQL
9 2 (1.77%) CouchDB
10 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (0.88%) Big Data
10 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 18 (15.93%) Jenkins
2 17 (15.04%) Git (software)
3 12 (10.62%) Maven
4 11 (9.73%) Team Foundation Server
5 10 (8.85%) Cucumber
6 9 (7.96%) Mockito
6 9 (7.96%) JUnit
6 9 (7.96%) Visual Studio
7 8 (7.08%) Selenium
8 5 (4.42%) Eclipse
8 5 (4.42%) Subversion
9 4 (3.54%) JIRA
10 3 (2.65%) Introscope
10 3 (2.65%) SonarQube
11 2 (1.77%) Ant
11 2 (1.77%) Gradle
12 1 (0.88%) Hudson
12 1 (0.88%) Rational Rhapsody
12 1 (0.88%) Xcode
12 1 (0.88%) Toad
General
1 22 (19.47%) Finance
2 9 (7.96%) Banking
3 3 (2.65%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.77%) Publishing
4 2 (1.77%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Marketing
5 1 (0.88%) Electronics
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.88%) Games
Job Titles
1 83 (73.45%) Developer
2 49 (43.36%) Java Developer
3 12 (10.62%) BizTalk Developer
4 8 (7.08%) Python Developer
5 7 (6.19%) Web Developer
6 6 (5.31%) Senior Developer
6 6 (5.31%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 5 (4.42%) Applications Developer
8 4 (3.54%) Python Web Developer
8 4 (3.54%) Senior Java Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Project Manager
9 3 (2.65%) Software Engineer
9 3 (2.65%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 3 (2.65%) JavaScript Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Designer
9 3 (2.65%) Django Developer
9 3 (2.65%) Python/Django Developer
10 2 (1.77%) DevOps Engineer
10 2 (1.77%) Tester
10 2 (1.77%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 54 (47.79%) HTML
2 41 (36.28%) XML
3 36 (31.86%) Web Services
3 36 (31.86%) REST
4 33 (29.20%) J2EE
5 27 (23.89%) Spring
5 27 (23.89%) JAX-RS
6 26 (23.01%) Servlets
7 25 (22.12%) SOAP
8 23 (20.35%) CSS
9 21 (18.58%) Hibernate
10 18 (15.93%) .NET
11 14 (12.39%) XSLT
11 14 (12.39%) WSDL
11 14 (12.39%) RESTful
12 13 (11.50%) WCF
13 12 (10.62%) JDBC
14 11 (9.73%) JMS
15 10 (8.85%) JSON
15 10 (8.85%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 10 (8.85%) Open Source
2 8 (7.08%) Online Banking
3 6 (5.31%) Clustering
4 4 (3.54%) N-Tier
4 4 (3.54%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.65%) Computer Science
6 2 (1.77%) Blog
6 2 (1.77%) NHS
7 1 (0.88%) DTV
7 1 (0.88%) Mainframe
7 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
7 1 (0.88%) Replication
7 1 (0.88%) Cryptography
7 1 (0.88%) VSAM
7 1 (0.88%) Animation
7 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.88%) iPhone
7 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
7 1 (0.88%) iPad
7 1 (0.88%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 46 (40.71%) Linux
2 27 (23.89%) UNIX
3 24 (21.24%) Mac OS X
4 19 (16.81%) Windows
5 10 (8.85%) Windows Server 2012
6 8 (7.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (2.65%) Android
7 3 (2.65%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (1.77%) Apple iOS
9 1 (0.88%) CentOS
9 1 (0.88%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (35.40%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (25.66%) Configuration Management
3 22 (19.47%) Web Design
3 22 (19.47%) Responsive Web Design
4 19 (16.81%) TDD
5 18 (15.93%) Continuous Integration
6 16 (14.16%) Web Application Development
7 15 (13.27%) Software Engineering
8 14 (12.39%) SOA
9 10 (8.85%) OO
10 9 (7.96%) OOP
10 9 (7.96%) Release Management
10 9 (7.96%) Mentoring
11 8 (7.08%) Integration Testing
12 6 (5.31%) BDD
12 6 (5.31%) DevOps
12 6 (5.31%) Automated Testing
12 6 (5.31%) ITIL
12 6 (5.31%) E-Commerce
13 5 (4.42%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 63 (55.75%) Java
2 30 (26.55%) JavaScript
3 28 (24.78%) SQL
4 16 (14.16%) XPath
5 14 (12.39%) C#
6 13 (11.50%) Python
7 10 (8.85%) XQuery
8 8 (7.08%) C++
9 5 (4.42%) PL/SQL
9 5 (4.42%) Ruby
10 3 (2.65%) ActionScript 2.0
10 3 (2.65%) ActionScript
10 3 (2.65%) Objective-C
11 2 (1.77%) T-SQL
11 2 (1.77%) Apple Swift
12 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
12 1 (0.88%) JCL
12 1 (0.88%) Scala
12 1 (0.88%) C
12 1 (0.88%) Perl
Qualifications
1 10 (8.85%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.96%) Degree
3 7 (6.19%) SC Cleared
4 3 (2.65%) MCP
4 3 (2.65%) Microsoft Certification
4 3 (2.65%) ITIL Certification
4 3 (2.65%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 2 (1.77%) DV Cleared
6 1 (0.88%) CIPD
6 1 (0.88%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (0.88%) QA
1 1 (0.88%) HL7
System Software
1 11 (9.73%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.08%) Xen
3 4 (3.54%) VMware ESXi
3 4 (3.54%) Active Directory
4 3 (2.65%) VMware ESX
5 2 (1.77%) Squid
6 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
6 1 (0.88%) Samba
6 1 (0.88%) iptables
6 1 (0.88%) NFS
Systems Management
1 9 (7.96%) Puppet
2 7 (6.19%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (0.88%) Ansible
3 1 (0.88%) Opsview
3 1 (0.88%) Vagrant
3 1 (0.88%) MOM
3 1 (0.88%) Nagios
3 1 (0.88%) SCOM
3 1 (0.88%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 23 (20.35%) Oracle
2 22 (19.47%) Microsoft
3 13 (11.50%) VMware
4 12 (10.62%) IBM
5 9 (7.96%) Red Hat
6 7 (6.19%) Google
7 4 (3.54%) HP
8 3 (2.65%) Perforce
8 3 (2.65%) Compuware
9 2 (1.77%) SAP
9 2 (1.77%) Xamarin
10 1 (0.88%) hybris
10 1 (0.88%) RightScale
10 1 (0.88%) ArcSight
10 1 (0.88%) Apple
10 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
10 1 (0.88%) InterSystems
10 1 (0.88%) ATG
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