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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 97 97 92
Rank change year-on-year
0 -5
Contract jobs citing HTTP 51 37 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.41% 1.31% 1.11%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.49% 10.88% 7.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 31 11 13
Average daily rate
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£388 £400 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +23.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £450 £386
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Average hourly rate £49.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £28.75 £29.80
% change year-on-year
+65.21% -3.50%
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
486 340 331
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.47% 12.00% 14.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 135 120
Average daily rate £350 £303 £303
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.70% -0.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £195 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 43 32 46
Average hourly rate £18.50 £31.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-40.32% +55.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.40 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.67 £45.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the North West region over the 3 months to 27 March 2015.

HTTP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 27 March 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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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 -2 21 £375 +20.96% 22
Cheshire -8 13 £388 -3.12% 17
Merseyside - 13 £415 - 2
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 49 (51.58%) Java
2 46 (48.42%) HTML
3 39 (41.05%) XML
4 36 (37.89%) Linux
5 33 (34.74%) Web Services
6 29 (30.53%) JavaScript
6 29 (30.53%) REST
7 27 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
7 27 (28.42%) SQL
8 25 (26.32%) Spring
9 24 (25.26%) J2EE
9 24 (25.26%) Relational Database
10 22 (23.16%) CSS
10 22 (23.16%) SOAP
11 21 (22.11%) Windows
11 21 (22.11%) Oracle
12 20 (21.05%) UNIX
13 18 (18.95%) Servlets
13 18 (18.95%) IIS
13 18 (18.95%) Finance
13 18 (18.95%) Mac OS X
13 18 (18.95%) Configuration Management
13 18 (18.95%) JAX-RS
14 17 (17.89%) Microsoft
14 17 (17.89%) TDD
14 17 (17.89%) XPath
14 17 (17.89%) Git (software)
15 16 (16.84%) Web Design
15 16 (16.84%) Responsive Web Design
16 15 (15.79%) Web Application Development

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 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 18 (18.95%) IIS
2 14 (14.74%) WebSphere
3 13 (13.68%) Tomcat
4 10 (10.53%) BizTalk Server
5 9 (9.47%) MQSeries
6 6 (6.32%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (6.32%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 3 (3.16%) Jetty
7 3 (3.16%) nginx
7 3 (3.16%) Apache
8 1 (1.05%) WordPress
8 1 (1.05%) Node.js
8 1 (1.05%) CMS
8 1 (1.05%) WebLogic
8 1 (1.05%) JBoss
8 1 (1.05%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Amazon EC2
1 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon S3
2 1 (1.05%) Google App Engine
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.05%) Google Cloud Platform
2 1 (1.05%) Route 53
2 1 (1.05%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 9 (9.47%) SSL
2 8 (8.42%) DNS
2 8 (8.42%) FTP
3 7 (7.37%) TCP/IP
4 6 (6.32%) Firewall
4 6 (6.32%) Internet
5 5 (5.26%) SMTP
6 4 (4.21%) DHCP
7 2 (2.11%) Ethernet
7 2 (2.11%) IPsec
7 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
7 2 (2.11%) VLAN
8 1 (1.05%) SSH
8 1 (1.05%) RTSP
8 1 (1.05%) Network Security
8 1 (1.05%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.05%) Fibre Channel
8 1 (1.05%) tcpdump
8 1 (1.05%) RTCP
8 1 (1.05%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (25.26%) Relational Database
2 12 (12.63%) SQL Server
2 12 (12.63%) MongoDB
2 12 (12.63%) Neo4j
3 9 (9.47%) Oracle Database
3 9 (9.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 6 (6.32%) Informix
4 6 (6.32%) RDBMS
5 5 (5.26%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (5.26%) Oracle9i Database
5 5 (5.26%) Hazelcast
6 2 (2.11%) Couchbase
6 2 (2.11%) MySQL
6 2 (2.11%) CouchDB
6 2 (2.11%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.05%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.05%) Big Data
7 1 (1.05%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 17 (17.89%) Git (software)
2 14 (14.74%) Maven
3 12 (12.63%) Jenkins
4 11 (11.58%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (9.47%) Visual Studio
6 8 (8.42%) Cucumber
7 7 (7.37%) Mockito
7 7 (7.37%) JUnit
8 6 (6.32%) Selenium
9 5 (5.26%) Eclipse
10 4 (4.21%) Subversion
11 3 (3.16%) JIRA
11 3 (3.16%) Ant
12 2 (2.11%) Gradle
12 2 (2.11%) SonarQube
12 2 (2.11%) Introscope
13 1 (1.05%) NUnit
13 1 (1.05%) TeamCity
13 1 (1.05%) Hudson
13 1 (1.05%) Mercurial
General
1 18 (18.95%) Finance
2 8 (8.42%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Publishing
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 74 (77.89%) Developer
2 42 (44.21%) Java Developer
3 9 (9.47%) BizTalk Developer
4 8 (8.42%) Python Developer
5 7 (7.37%) Web Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Java/J2EE Developer
6 5 (5.26%) Applications Developer
7 4 (4.21%) Senior Developer
7 4 (4.21%) Python Web Developer
8 3 (3.16%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (3.16%) Django Developer
8 3 (3.16%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.16%) Python/Django Developer
9 2 (2.11%) Consultant
9 2 (2.11%) Architect
9 2 (2.11%) Tester
9 2 (2.11%) Software Engineer
9 2 (2.11%) Administrator
9 2 (2.11%) Senior Java/J2EE Developer
9 2 (2.11%) Windows Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 46 (48.42%) HTML
2 39 (41.05%) XML
3 33 (34.74%) Web Services
4 29 (30.53%) REST
5 25 (26.32%) Spring
6 24 (25.26%) J2EE
7 22 (23.16%) CSS
7 22 (23.16%) SOAP
8 18 (18.95%) Servlets
8 18 (18.95%) JAX-RS
9 15 (15.79%) XSLT
10 12 (12.63%) .NET
10 12 (12.63%) Hibernate
11 11 (11.58%) RESTful
11 11 (11.58%) ASP.NET
11 11 (11.58%) J2SE
12 10 (10.53%) JMS
12 10 (10.53%) WSDL
12 10 (10.53%) JDBC
12 10 (10.53%) Grails
Miscellaneous
1 7 (7.37%) Online Banking
2 5 (5.26%) Open Source
3 4 (4.21%) Clustering
3 4 (4.21%) Visualisation
4 3 (3.16%) Computer Science
4 3 (3.16%) N-Tier
5 2 (2.11%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.11%) Blog
6 1 (1.05%) Mathematics
6 1 (1.05%) IPTV
6 1 (1.05%) NHS
6 1 (1.05%) Streaming Video
6 1 (1.05%) Replication
6 1 (1.05%) MPEG
6 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.05%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 36 (37.89%) Linux
2 21 (22.11%) Windows
3 20 (21.05%) UNIX
4 18 (18.95%) Mac OS X
5 10 (10.53%) Windows Server 2012
6 9 (9.47%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 6 (6.32%) Android
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2003
8 2 (2.11%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.05%) CentOS
9 1 (1.05%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 27 (28.42%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.95%) Configuration Management
3 17 (17.89%) TDD
4 16 (16.84%) Web Design
4 16 (16.84%) Responsive Web Design
5 15 (15.79%) Web Application Development
6 12 (12.63%) SOA
6 12 (12.63%) Software Engineering
6 12 (12.63%) Continuous Integration
7 9 (9.47%) Release Management
7 9 (9.47%) OOP
7 9 (9.47%) OO
8 7 (7.37%) BDD
8 7 (7.37%) DevOps
9 6 (6.32%) Integration Testing
9 6 (6.32%) Web Development
10 5 (5.26%) ITIL
10 5 (5.26%) E-Commerce
11 4 (4.21%) Mentoring
11 4 (4.21%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 49 (51.58%) Java
2 29 (30.53%) JavaScript
3 27 (28.42%) SQL
4 17 (17.89%) XPath
5 15 (15.79%) C#
6 14 (14.74%) Python
7 10 (10.53%) XQuery
8 8 (8.42%) C++
9 6 (6.32%) Ruby
10 5 (5.26%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
11 2 (2.11%) Objective-C
12 1 (1.05%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.05%) Bash Shell
12 1 (1.05%) Scala
12 1 (1.05%) Perl
12 1 (1.05%) PHP
Qualifications
1 9 (9.47%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.37%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.32%) Degree
4 2 (2.11%) MCP
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.11%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.11%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.05%) QA
1 1 (1.05%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 6 (6.32%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
2 5 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 4 (4.21%) VMware ESX
4 2 (2.11%) Xen
5 1 (1.05%) Terminal Services
5 1 (1.05%) Samba
5 1 (1.05%) NFS
5 1 (1.05%) iptables
5 1 (1.05%) Docker
Systems Management
1 6 (6.32%) Puppet
2 2 (2.11%) Vagrant
2 2 (2.11%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.05%) HP Quality Center
3 1 (1.05%) SCOM
3 1 (1.05%) MOM
3 1 (1.05%) Nagios
3 1 (1.05%) Opsview
3 1 (1.05%) Ansible
Vendors
1 21 (22.11%) Oracle
2 17 (17.89%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.53%) Red Hat
4 8 (8.42%) IBM
4 8 (8.42%) VMware
5 3 (3.16%) HP
6 2 (2.11%) Xamarin
6 2 (2.11%) Perforce
6 2 (2.11%) Compuware
7 1 (1.05%) Redback
7 1 (1.05%) Google
7 1 (1.05%) hybris
7 1 (1.05%) RightScale
7 1 (1.05%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.05%) Cisco
7 1 (1.05%) Juniper
7 1 (1.05%) Ericsson
7 1 (1.05%) ATG
7 1 (1.05%) ArcSight
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Cheshire
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Chester, Cheshire
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Rate: £425 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
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Rate: £340 - £405 per day
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Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
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Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day + non-negotiable
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Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
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Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £45 - £54 per hour
Posted: 21 days ago