The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the North West region.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 120 107 109
Rank change year-on-year
-13 +2
Contract jobs citing HTTP 15 21 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.50% 0.77% 0.99%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.89% 5.43% 6.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 6 21
Average daily rate
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£335 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £264 £315 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £427 £525 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £340
% change year-on-year
- +10.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.25 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+172.22% -25.00%
Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
386 387 524
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.75% 14.14% 16.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 188 179 186
Average daily rate £300 £280 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -13.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £205
10% offered a daily rate of more than £440 £435 £451
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £322 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.81% -0.92%
Number of hourly rates quoted 35 44 54
Average hourly rate £22.50 £31.56 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.69% +57.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £14.75 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.75 £40.00 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-20.00% -
HTTP
England

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 1 August 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 1 August 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
Cheshire +8 9 £375 - 9
Manchester -2 5 £265 -55.83% 20
Merseyside - - - -
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 22 (43.14%) Java
2 20 (39.22%) Web Services
3 19 (37.25%) Linux
4 17 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 17 (33.33%) HTML
4 17 (33.33%) SOAP
5 16 (31.37%) CSS
6 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (27.45%) UNIX
8 13 (25.49%) Windows
8 13 (25.49%) Firewall
8 13 (25.49%) WebSphere
9 12 (23.53%) Configuration Management
9 12 (23.53%) XML
9 12 (23.53%) DNS
10 11 (21.57%) TDD
10 11 (21.57%) Performance Testing
11 10 (19.61%) Open Source
11 10 (19.61%) Puppet
11 10 (19.61%) SQL
11 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
12 9 (17.65%) HP
12 9 (17.65%) FTP
12 9 (17.65%) DevOps
12 9 (17.65%) Ruby
13 8 (15.69%) Maven
13 8 (15.69%) Jenkins
13 8 (15.69%) Apache
13 8 (15.69%) DHCP
14 7 (13.73%) Tomcat

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 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 13 (25.49%) WebSphere
2 8 (15.69%) Apache
3 7 (13.73%) Tomcat
3 7 (13.73%) OpenStack
3 7 (13.73%) Jetty
3 7 (13.73%) nginx
4 1 (1.96%) IBM HTTP Server
4 1 (1.96%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 1 (1.96%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
1 1 (1.96%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 7 (13.73%) Amazon ELB
1 7 (13.73%) Route 53
1 7 (13.73%) Amazon EC2
1 7 (13.73%) Amazon S3
1 7 (13.73%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.92%) SaaS
3 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (25.49%) Firewall
2 12 (23.53%) DNS
3 9 (17.65%) FTP
4 8 (15.69%) DHCP
5 7 (13.73%) TCP/IP
6 5 (9.80%) LAN
7 4 (7.84%) NetScaler
8 3 (5.88%) EIGRP
8 3 (5.88%) OSPF
8 3 (5.88%) SSL
8 3 (5.88%) Cisco IOS
8 3 (5.88%) PuTTY
9 2 (3.92%) VLAN
10 1 (1.96%) Internet
10 1 (1.96%) Wireless
10 1 (1.96%) DMZ
10 1 (1.96%) APPN
10 1 (1.96%) BGP
10 1 (1.96%) LDAP
10 1 (1.96%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (13.73%) Data Warehouse
1 7 (13.73%) Big Data
2 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
3 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
4 3 (5.88%) CouchDB
4 3 (5.88%) Couchbase
4 3 (5.88%) NoSQL
5 2 (3.92%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.96%) MSDE
6 1 (1.96%) MySQL
6 1 (1.96%) DB2
6 1 (1.96%) MariaDB
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 8 (15.69%) Maven
1 8 (15.69%) Jenkins
2 7 (13.73%) JUnit
2 7 (13.73%) Hudson
2 7 (13.73%) Cucumber
3 5 (9.80%) Eclipse
4 4 (7.84%) LoadRunner
5 3 (5.88%) Toad
6 2 (3.92%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.92%) Subversion
7 1 (1.96%) JMeter
7 1 (1.96%) Ant
7 1 (1.96%) OpenSTA
7 1 (1.96%) Gradle
7 1 (1.96%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
7 1 (1.96%) LoadUI
General
1 2 (3.92%) Finance
2 1 (1.96%) Telecoms
2 1 (1.96%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Developer
2 5 (9.80%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 4 (7.84%) ServiceNow Developer
3 4 (7.84%) WebSphere Developer
3 4 (7.84%) Network Engineer
3 4 (7.84%) Administrator
3 4 (7.84%) Java Developer
4 3 (5.88%) Analyst
4 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
5 2 (3.92%) Test Leader
5 2 (3.92%) Performance Test Leader
5 2 (3.92%) Python Developer
5 2 (3.92%) Test Analyst
5 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
6 1 (1.96%) Support Specialist
6 1 (1.96%) Service Analyst
6 1 (1.96%) .NET Developer
6 1 (1.96%) Systems Tester
6 1 (1.96%) SAP Project Manager
6 1 (1.96%) Service Desk Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (39.22%) Web Services
2 17 (33.33%) HTML
2 17 (33.33%) SOAP
3 16 (31.37%) CSS
4 12 (23.53%) XML
5 7 (13.73%) Servlets
6 6 (11.76%) JSON
7 5 (9.80%) WCF
7 5 (9.80%) WebSphere Message Broker
7 5 (9.80%) REST
8 4 (7.84%) RESTful
8 4 (7.84%) Spring
9 3 (5.88%) WebSphere MQ
9 3 (5.88%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (5.88%) Spring MVC
10 2 (3.92%) Django
10 2 (3.92%) .NET
10 2 (3.92%) ASP.NET
11 1 (1.96%) LAMP
11 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 10 (19.61%) Open Source
2 3 (5.88%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.92%) Visualisation
4 1 (1.96%) AS400
4 1 (1.96%) Clustering
4 1 (1.96%) Replication
4 1 (1.96%) Firmware
4 1 (1.96%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.96%) iSeries
Operating Systems
1 19 (37.25%) Linux
2 14 (27.45%) UNIX
3 13 (25.49%) Windows
4 7 (13.73%) CentOS
5 6 (11.76%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (5.88%) Windows Server 2008
7 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
7 2 (3.92%) Mac OS X
8 1 (1.96%) AIX
8 1 (1.96%) Windows 2000
8 1 (1.96%) OS/400
8 1 (1.96%) i5/OS
8 1 (1.96%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
2 12 (23.53%) Configuration Management
3 11 (21.57%) TDD
3 11 (21.57%) Performance Testing
4 9 (17.65%) DevOps
5 7 (13.73%) JVM Tuning
5 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (11.76%) Unit Testing
6 6 (11.76%) Service Management
7 5 (9.80%) ITSM
7 5 (9.80%) OOP
7 5 (9.80%) CRM
7 5 (9.80%) Integration Testing
8 4 (7.84%) MVC
8 4 (7.84%) Scrum
9 3 (5.88%) Validation
9 3 (5.88%) Migration
9 3 (5.88%) Web Design
9 3 (5.88%) Pair Programming
9 3 (5.88%) Network Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 22 (43.14%) Java
2 17 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 10 (19.61%) SQL
4 9 (17.65%) Ruby
5 7 (13.73%) T-SQL
5 7 (13.73%) C#
6 5 (9.80%) Apex Code
7 3 (5.88%) Python
8 2 (3.92%) PHP
9 1 (1.96%) RPG
9 1 (1.96%) Perl
9 1 (1.96%) COBOL
9 1 (1.96%) C
Qualifications
1 4 (7.84%) Cisco Certification
1 4 (7.84%) CCNP
2 3 (5.88%) CCIP
3 2 (3.92%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.92%) MCP
4 1 (1.96%) ISEB
4 1 (1.96%) IBM Certification
4 1 (1.96%) Degree
4 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.92%) QA
2 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 2 (3.92%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 10 (19.61%) Puppet
2 7 (13.73%) Vagrant
3 4 (7.84%) HP Quality Center
4 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.88%) HP SiteScope
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Monitoring
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli NetView
5 1 (1.96%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.96%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
5 1 (1.96%) OpenView
Vendors
1 10 (19.61%) Red Hat
2 9 (17.65%) HP
3 7 (13.73%) RightScale
4 6 (11.76%) IBM
5 5 (9.80%) Salesforce.com
5 5 (9.80%) Citrix
6 4 (7.84%) F5
6 4 (7.84%) ServiceNow
6 4 (7.84%) Oracle
6 4 (7.84%) Cisco
6 4 (7.84%) VMware
7 3 (5.88%) Riverbed
8 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.96%) Lotus
9 1 (1.96%) SAP
9 1 (1.96%) Juniper
9 1 (1.96%) Blue Coat
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