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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 99 102 108
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +6
Contract jobs citing HTTP 40 34 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.26% 1.14% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.37% 8.23% 6.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 12 24
Average daily rate
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£500 £331 £396
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.94% -16.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £302 £243
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £420 £446
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £364 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.09% +3.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £40.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -47.05%
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
478 413 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.06% 13.88% 15.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 271 209 190
Average daily rate £320 £305 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.91% -9.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £211 £225 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £465
UK excluding London average daily rate £345 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.15% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 40 55
Average hourly rate £22.50 £30.00 £19.71
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +52.24%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.84 £14.50 £13.71
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 16 September 2014.

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 16 September 2014. 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 -3 12 £306 -33.78% 39
Cheshire -1 10 £400 +18.51% 16
Merseyside - - - - 4
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 35 (56.45%) Linux
2 31 (50.00%) Java
3 28 (45.16%) WebSphere
4 22 (35.48%) Tomcat
5 20 (32.26%) TCP/IP
5 20 (32.26%) Servlets
6 19 (30.65%) Configuration Management
7 18 (29.03%) Red Hat
8 17 (27.42%) FTP
8 17 (27.42%) Continuous Integration
9 16 (25.81%) Web Services
10 15 (24.19%) XML
10 15 (24.19%) Apache
11 13 (20.97%) HP
11 13 (20.97%) Windows
11 13 (20.97%) SOAP
11 13 (20.97%) Maven
11 13 (20.97%) VMware
11 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
11 13 (20.97%) Puppet
12 12 (19.35%) nginx
12 12 (19.35%) DevOps
12 12 (19.35%) Jetty
12 12 (19.35%) SSL
13 11 (17.74%) DNS
13 11 (17.74%) UNIX
13 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
13 11 (17.74%) HTML
13 11 (17.74%) Spring
13 11 (17.74%) Jenkins

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 2014, 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 28 (45.16%) WebSphere
2 22 (35.48%) Tomcat
3 15 (24.19%) Apache
4 12 (19.35%) Jetty
4 12 (19.35%) nginx
5 8 (12.90%) IIS
6 4 (6.45%) OpenStack
7 3 (4.84%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (4.84%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (3.23%) CMS
8 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (1.61%) IBM Notes
9 1 (1.61%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 1 (1.61%) MS Office
1 1 (1.61%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 9 (14.52%) Amazon EC2
2 5 (8.06%) Google App Engine
2 5 (8.06%) Cloud Computing
3 4 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (6.45%) SaaS
3 4 (6.45%) Amazon S3
3 4 (6.45%) Route 53
3 4 (6.45%) Amazon ELB
4 2 (3.23%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 20 (32.26%) TCP/IP
2 17 (27.42%) FTP
3 12 (19.35%) SSL
4 11 (17.74%) DNS
5 10 (16.13%) DHCP
6 5 (8.06%) IPsec
6 5 (8.06%) Firewall
7 3 (4.84%) PuTTY
8 2 (3.23%) VLAN
8 2 (3.23%) APPN
8 2 (3.23%) LAN
9 1 (1.61%) WAN
9 1 (1.61%) LDAP
9 1 (1.61%) VPN
9 1 (1.61%) BGP
9 1 (1.61%) DMZ
9 1 (1.61%) Internet
9 1 (1.61%) Cisco PIX
9 1 (1.61%) NetScaler
9 1 (1.61%) Structured Cabling
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (12.90%) Hazelcast
2 5 (8.06%) Relational Database
3 4 (6.45%) Big Data
3 4 (6.45%) SQL Server
3 4 (6.45%) Data Warehouse
4 3 (4.84%) DB2
4 3 (4.84%) CouchDB
4 3 (4.84%) NoSQL
4 3 (4.84%) Couchbase
5 2 (3.23%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.61%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.61%) Oracle Database 12c
6 1 (1.61%) MySQL
6 1 (1.61%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.61%) MSDE
Development Applications
1 13 (20.97%) Maven
2 11 (17.74%) Jenkins
3 4 (6.45%) Cucumber
3 4 (6.45%) Hudson
3 4 (6.45%) LoadRunner
3 4 (6.45%) JUnit
4 3 (4.84%) Toad
5 2 (3.23%) Eclipse
5 2 (3.23%) Introscope
5 2 (3.23%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.23%) Subversion
6 1 (1.61%) Gradle
6 1 (1.61%) LoadUI
6 1 (1.61%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
6 1 (1.61%) OpenSTA
6 1 (1.61%) JMeter
6 1 (1.61%) Ant
General
1 2 (3.23%) Telecoms
1 2 (3.23%) Finance
1 2 (3.23%) Retail
2 1 (1.61%) Manufacturing
2 1 (1.61%) Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (37.10%) Developer
2 10 (16.13%) Java Developer
3 6 (9.68%) Administrator
4 5 (8.06%) Analyst
5 4 (6.45%) WebSphere Developer
5 4 (6.45%) ServiceNow Developer
6 3 (4.84%) Test Analyst
6 3 (4.84%) Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Systems Administrator
7 2 (3.23%) Lead Test Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Python Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Tester
7 2 (3.23%) WebSphere Consultant
7 2 (3.23%) Linux Administrator
7 2 (3.23%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com Developer
7 2 (3.23%) Performance Test Analyst
7 2 (3.23%) DevOps Engineer
8 1 (1.61%) Python/Django Developer
8 1 (1.61%) Integration Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (32.26%) Servlets
2 16 (25.81%) Web Services
3 15 (24.19%) XML
4 13 (20.97%) SOAP
5 11 (17.74%) HTML
5 11 (17.74%) Spring
6 10 (16.13%) CSS
7 9 (14.52%) XML Schema
8 8 (12.90%) J2SE
8 8 (12.90%) JMS
8 8 (12.90%) DOM
8 8 (12.90%) XSLT
8 8 (12.90%) .NET
8 8 (12.90%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (12.90%) Grails
9 7 (11.29%) J2EE
10 6 (9.68%) WebSphere Message Broker
11 5 (8.06%) JSON
12 4 (6.45%) SAX
13 3 (4.84%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 11 (17.74%) Open Source
2 6 (9.68%) Computer Science
2 6 (9.68%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (4.84%) Firmware
4 2 (3.23%) Mainframe
4 2 (3.23%) AS400
4 2 (3.23%) iSeries
4 2 (3.23%) Visualisation
5 1 (1.61%) User Experience
5 1 (1.61%) Replication
5 1 (1.61%) Clustering
Operating Systems
1 35 (56.45%) Linux
2 13 (20.97%) Windows
3 11 (17.74%) UNIX
4 10 (16.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (12.90%) Android
6 4 (6.45%) CentOS
6 4 (6.45%) Windows Server 2003
7 3 (4.84%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.23%) SUSE
8 2 (3.23%) i5/OS
8 2 (3.23%) OS/400
8 2 (3.23%) Mac OS X
9 1 (1.61%) AIX
9 1 (1.61%) Windows 2000
Processes & Methodologies
1 19 (30.65%) Configuration Management
2 17 (27.42%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (20.97%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (19.35%) DevOps
5 8 (12.90%) Performance Testing
6 7 (11.29%) Unit Testing
7 6 (9.68%) Service Management
8 5 (8.06%) TDD
8 5 (8.06%) Automated Testing
9 4 (6.45%) Software Engineering
9 4 (6.45%) ITSM
9 4 (6.45%) Validation
9 4 (6.45%) Migration
9 4 (6.45%) JVM Tuning
10 3 (4.84%) Performance Monitoring
10 3 (4.84%) ATDD
10 3 (4.84%) BDD
10 3 (4.84%) Web Design
10 3 (4.84%) MVC
10 3 (4.84%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (50.00%) Java
2 11 (17.74%) JavaScript
3 8 (12.90%) XPath
4 6 (9.68%) Ruby
5 5 (8.06%) SQL
6 3 (4.84%) T-SQL
6 3 (4.84%) Python
6 3 (4.84%) C#
7 2 (3.23%) COBOL
7 2 (3.23%) Shell Script
7 2 (3.23%) C
7 2 (3.23%) PHP
7 2 (3.23%) RPG
7 2 (3.23%) Apex Code
8 1 (1.61%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (8.06%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.45%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.23%) MCP
4 1 (1.61%) CCNP
4 1 (1.61%) ISEB
4 1 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.61%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.61%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.23%) QA
2 1 (1.61%) SLA
System Software
1 6 (9.68%) Xen
1 6 (9.68%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 13 (20.97%) Puppet
2 5 (8.06%) HP Quality Center
3 4 (6.45%) Vagrant
4 3 (4.84%) HP SiteScope
4 3 (4.84%) Tivoli
5 2 (3.23%) Tivoli NetView
5 2 (3.23%) CA Wily
5 2 (3.23%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.61%) OpenView
6 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Storage Manager
6 1 (1.61%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.61%) Tivoli Monitoring
Vendors
1 18 (29.03%) Red Hat
2 13 (20.97%) VMware
2 13 (20.97%) HP
3 10 (16.13%) Microsoft
4 9 (14.52%) IBM
5 8 (12.90%) Oracle
6 5 (8.06%) Google
7 4 (6.45%) RightScale
7 4 (6.45%) ServiceNow
8 2 (3.23%) Salesforce.com
8 2 (3.23%) FatWire
8 2 (3.23%) JBoss
8 2 (3.23%) Citrix
8 2 (3.23%) CA
9 1 (1.61%) Lotus
9 1 (1.61%) Juniper
9 1 (1.61%) Cisco
9 1 (1.61%) Blue Coat
9 1 (1.61%) F5
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