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 February 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 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 89 114 92
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -22
Contract jobs citing HTTP 56 17 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.63% 0.62% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.23% 4.72% 6.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 5 15
Average daily rate
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£375 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £275 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £460 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £49.25 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
458 360 388
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 13.35% 13.17% 16.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 209 153 147
Average daily rate £350 £305 £298
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.75% +2.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £235 £213 £148
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £560 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 30 61
Average hourly rate £18.13 £30.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-39.56% +9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.53 £23.42
% change year-on-year
+33.95% -12.32%

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 February 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 February 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 February 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 +9 24 £363 +31.81% 25
Cheshire +9 14 £376 +7.28% 8
Merseyside - 12 £408 - 2
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 62 (54.39%) Java
2 57 (50.00%) Linux
3 44 (38.60%) XML
4 41 (35.96%) HTML
5 33 (28.95%) Web Services
5 33 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
6 31 (27.19%) J2EE
7 30 (26.32%) Servlets
8 29 (25.44%) Windows
8 29 (25.44%) Tomcat
8 29 (25.44%) Spring
8 29 (25.44%) REST
9 28 (24.56%) Configuration Management
10 24 (21.05%) IIS
10 24 (21.05%) Oracle
10 24 (21.05%) JavaScript
10 24 (21.05%) WebSphere
10 24 (21.05%) XPath
11 23 (20.18%) SQL
11 23 (20.18%) SOAP
11 23 (20.18%) UNIX
11 23 (20.18%) TCP/IP
11 23 (20.18%) Microsoft
12 22 (19.30%) XSLT
13 21 (18.42%) Maven
13 21 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (17.54%) Relational Database
15 19 (16.67%) Jenkins
15 19 (16.67%) .NET
15 19 (16.67%) Red Hat

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 27 February 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 29 (25.44%) Tomcat
2 24 (21.05%) IIS
2 24 (21.05%) WebSphere
3 12 (10.53%) Apache
4 11 (9.65%) Jetty
4 11 (9.65%) nginx
5 10 (8.77%) BizTalk Server
6 9 (7.89%) MQSeries
7 4 (3.51%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 4 (3.51%) IBM HTTP Server
8 2 (1.75%) CMS
8 2 (1.75%) JBoss
9 1 (0.88%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (0.88%) WebLogic
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Application Server
9 1 (0.88%) Node.js
9 1 (0.88%) OpenStack
Applications
1 1 (0.88%) MS Office
1 1 (0.88%) MS Excel
1 1 (0.88%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.14%) Cloud Computing
1 7 (6.14%) Amazon EC2
2 6 (5.26%) Google App Engine
2 6 (5.26%) Google Cloud Platform
3 2 (1.75%) SaaS
4 1 (0.88%) PaaS
4 1 (0.88%) Route 53
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon AWS
4 1 (0.88%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.18%) TCP/IP
2 18 (15.79%) SSL
3 15 (13.16%) FTP
4 11 (9.65%) DNS
5 9 (7.89%) DHCP
6 7 (6.14%) IPsec
7 4 (3.51%) SMTP
7 4 (3.51%) Firewall
8 3 (2.63%) PuTTY
8 3 (2.63%) Internet
9 2 (1.75%) HTTPS
9 2 (1.75%) Ethernet
9 2 (1.75%) VLAN
10 1 (0.88%) iSCSI
10 1 (0.88%) tcpdump
10 1 (0.88%) Fibre Channel
10 1 (0.88%) Multicast
10 1 (0.88%) LDAP
10 1 (0.88%) SNMP
10 1 (0.88%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.54%) Relational Database
2 15 (13.16%) SQL Server
3 12 (10.53%) MongoDB
3 12 (10.53%) Neo4j
4 10 (8.77%) Hazelcast
4 10 (8.77%) Oracle Database
5 9 (7.89%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 5 (4.39%) Oracle9i Database
6 5 (4.39%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (2.63%) RDBMS
7 3 (2.63%) Informix
8 2 (1.75%) CouchDB
8 2 (1.75%) NoSQL
8 2 (1.75%) Couchbase
9 1 (0.88%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.88%) Big Data
9 1 (0.88%) SQL Server 2012
9 1 (0.88%) MySQL
9 1 (0.88%) DB2
9 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 21 (18.42%) Maven
2 19 (16.67%) Jenkins
3 16 (14.04%) Git (software)
4 11 (9.65%) Team Foundation Server
5 9 (7.89%) Visual Studio
6 5 (4.39%) Eclipse
6 5 (4.39%) Cucumber
7 4 (3.51%) JUnit
7 4 (3.51%) Mockito
8 3 (2.63%) Subversion
8 3 (2.63%) Ant
8 3 (2.63%) Toad
8 3 (2.63%) LoadRunner
8 3 (2.63%) Introscope
8 3 (2.63%) JIRA
8 3 (2.63%) Selenium
9 2 (1.75%) Gradle
10 1 (0.88%) Hudson
10 1 (0.88%) SpecFlow
10 1 (0.88%) TeamCity
General
1 16 (14.04%) Finance
2 8 (7.02%) Banking
3 2 (1.75%) Retail
3 2 (1.75%) Publishing
4 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
4 1 (0.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 76 (66.67%) Developer
2 46 (40.35%) Java Developer
3 9 (7.89%) BizTalk Developer
4 8 (7.02%) Python Developer
5 7 (6.14%) Web Developer
6 5 (4.39%) Analyst
6 5 (4.39%) Applications Developer
7 4 (3.51%) Administrator
7 4 (3.51%) Python Web Developer
8 3 (2.63%) JavaScript Developer
8 3 (2.63%) Performance Test Analyst
8 3 (2.63%) Java/J2EE Developer
8 3 (2.63%) Django Developer
8 3 (2.63%) Python/Django Developer
8 3 (2.63%) Performance Analyst
8 3 (2.63%) Test Analyst
8 3 (2.63%) Tester
8 3 (2.63%) Consultant
9 2 (1.75%) Software Engineer
9 2 (1.75%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (38.60%) XML
2 41 (35.96%) HTML
3 33 (28.95%) Web Services
4 31 (27.19%) J2EE
5 30 (26.32%) Servlets
6 29 (25.44%) Spring
6 29 (25.44%) REST
7 23 (20.18%) SOAP
8 22 (19.30%) XSLT
9 19 (16.67%) .NET
10 17 (14.91%) CSS
10 17 (14.91%) Grails
11 16 (14.04%) J2SE
12 15 (13.16%) JMS
12 15 (13.16%) JAX-RS
13 13 (11.40%) Hibernate
14 11 (9.65%) XML Schema
14 11 (9.65%) ASP.NET
15 10 (8.77%) Django
15 10 (8.77%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 11 (9.65%) Open Source
2 6 (5.26%) Online Banking
3 5 (4.39%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (4.39%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.63%) Visualisation
4 3 (2.63%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.75%) Clustering
5 2 (1.75%) Blog
5 2 (1.75%) Mobile App
6 1 (0.88%) Client/Server
6 1 (0.88%) IPTV
6 1 (0.88%) Mathematics
6 1 (0.88%) MPEG
6 1 (0.88%) NHS
6 1 (0.88%) Streaming Video
6 1 (0.88%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 57 (50.00%) Linux
2 29 (25.44%) Windows
3 23 (20.18%) UNIX
4 17 (14.91%) Mac OS X
4 17 (14.91%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 11 (9.65%) Android
6 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (0.88%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
7 1 (0.88%) CentOS
7 1 (0.88%) Apple iOS
7 1 (0.88%) SUSE
7 1 (0.88%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (28.95%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (24.56%) Configuration Management
3 21 (18.42%) Continuous Integration
4 15 (13.16%) Web Design
4 15 (13.16%) Responsive Web Design
5 14 (12.28%) DevOps
5 14 (12.28%) TDD
6 12 (10.53%) SOA
6 12 (10.53%) Web Application Development
7 11 (9.65%) Software Engineering
8 9 (7.89%) Release Management
8 9 (7.89%) OOP
8 9 (7.89%) OO
9 7 (6.14%) Unit Testing
9 7 (6.14%) BDD
10 6 (5.26%) Automated Testing
11 5 (4.39%) Web Development
11 5 (4.39%) Performance Testing
12 4 (3.51%) E-Commerce
12 4 (3.51%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 62 (54.39%) Java
2 24 (21.05%) JavaScript
2 24 (21.05%) XPath
3 23 (20.18%) SQL
4 15 (13.16%) C#
5 13 (11.40%) Python
6 10 (8.77%) XQuery
7 8 (7.02%) C++
8 5 (4.39%) PL/SQL
8 5 (4.39%) Ruby
9 2 (1.75%) Objective-C
9 2 (1.75%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.88%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.88%) Perl
10 1 (0.88%) PowerShell
10 1 (0.88%) Bash Shell
Qualifications
1 11 (9.65%) Security Cleared
2 9 (7.89%) SC Cleared
3 3 (2.63%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (0.88%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (8.77%) VMware Infrastructure
2 8 (7.02%) Xen
3 3 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
3 3 (2.63%) Active Directory
4 2 (1.75%) VMware ESX
5 1 (0.88%) NFS
5 1 (0.88%) Docker
5 1 (0.88%) Firmware
5 1 (0.88%) Terminal Services
5 1 (0.88%) Samba
Systems Management
1 13 (11.40%) Puppet
2 4 (3.51%) HP Quality Center
3 3 (2.63%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (1.75%) Vagrant
5 1 (0.88%) CA Wily
5 1 (0.88%) Tivoli
5 1 (0.88%) MOM
5 1 (0.88%) Nagios
5 1 (0.88%) SCOM
5 1 (0.88%) Ansible
5 1 (0.88%) Opsview
Vendors
1 24 (21.05%) Oracle
2 23 (20.18%) Microsoft
3 19 (16.67%) Red Hat
4 16 (14.04%) VMware
5 7 (6.14%) HP
6 6 (5.26%) Google
6 6 (5.26%) IBM
7 2 (1.75%) Xamarin
7 2 (1.75%) Compuware
7 2 (1.75%) Perforce
8 1 (0.88%) FatWire
8 1 (0.88%) Redback
8 1 (0.88%) CheckPoint
8 1 (0.88%) webMethods
8 1 (0.88%) ATG
8 1 (0.88%) SAP
8 1 (0.88%) Cisco
8 1 (0.88%) Juniper
8 1 (0.88%) CA
8 1 (0.88%) Ericsson
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