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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 107 112 117
Rank change year-on-year
+5 +5
Contract jobs citing HTTP 62 24 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.43% 0.78% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.55% 5.22% 5.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 9 5
Average daily rate
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£419 £313 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+34.00% -16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £265 £306
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £419 £510
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Average hourly rate £38.07 - £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.64 £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-32.72% +122.22%
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
537 460 369
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 12.42% 14.91% 12.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 295 239 182
Average daily rate £375 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £231 £205 £198
10% offered a daily rate of more than £485 £439 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 40 43
Average hourly rate £17.33 £22.50 £29.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.97% -22.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £13.58 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £45.00 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 28 August 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 28 August 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 -6 25 £456 +48.97% 19
Cheshire -2 16 £456 +14.06% 15
Lancashire - 10 £375 - 3
Cumbria - 6 £350 - 7
Merseyside - 3 £375 -
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 53 (50.48%) Java
2 45 (42.86%) Linux
3 42 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 35 (33.33%) HTML
5 32 (30.48%) FTP
6 30 (28.57%) CSS
7 28 (26.67%) Windows
8 27 (25.71%) JavaScript
8 27 (25.71%) DNS
8 27 (25.71%) Configuration Management
9 26 (24.76%) .NET
9 26 (24.76%) UNIX
10 23 (21.90%) XML
10 23 (21.90%) IIS
10 23 (21.90%) SQL
10 23 (21.90%) TCP/IP
10 23 (21.90%) Microsoft
11 22 (20.95%) Servlets
11 22 (20.95%) Tomcat
11 22 (20.95%) Continuous Integration
12 21 (20.00%) TDD
12 21 (20.00%) J2EE
12 21 (20.00%) SMTP
13 20 (19.05%) Web Services
13 20 (19.05%) Python
13 20 (19.05%) VMware
13 20 (19.05%) WebSphere
13 20 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
13 20 (19.05%) Jenkins
14 19 (18.10%) REST

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 23 (21.90%) IIS
2 22 (20.95%) Tomcat
3 20 (19.05%) WebSphere
4 18 (17.14%) Apache
5 16 (15.24%) nginx
6 14 (13.33%) Jetty
7 6 (5.71%) SharePoint
8 5 (4.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 5 (4.76%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (4.76%) Node.js
9 4 (3.81%) Liferay
9 4 (3.81%) JBoss
9 4 (3.81%) SharePoint 2010
10 3 (2.86%) Apache ServiceMix
10 3 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
11 2 (1.90%) OpenStack
11 2 (1.90%) Adobe Experience Manager
12 1 (0.95%) Oracle Service Bus
12 1 (0.95%) WordPress
12 1 (0.95%) CMS
Applications
1 5 (4.76%) MS Office
2 2 (1.90%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 4 (3.81%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (0.95%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 18 (17.14%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (13.33%) Amazon EC2
3 13 (12.38%) Cloud Computing
3 13 (12.38%) Google App Engine
3 13 (12.38%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.90%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (1.90%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.90%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.95%) Route 53
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon ELB
5 1 (0.95%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 32 (30.48%) FTP
2 27 (25.71%) DNS
3 23 (21.90%) TCP/IP
4 21 (20.00%) SMTP
5 17 (16.19%) DHCP
6 16 (15.24%) SSL
6 16 (15.24%) Internet
6 16 (15.24%) Firewall
7 15 (14.29%) IPsec
8 9 (8.57%) Network Security
9 5 (4.76%) HTTPS
9 5 (4.76%) VPN
10 4 (3.81%) OSPF
10 4 (3.81%) BGP
10 4 (3.81%) Spanning Tree
11 3 (2.86%) Cisco IOS
11 3 (2.86%) Cisco ASA
11 3 (2.86%) SSH
11 3 (2.86%) Wireless
11 3 (2.86%) TACACS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (13.33%) Relational Database
2 13 (12.38%) MongoDB
3 11 (10.48%) SQL Server
4 10 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
5 9 (8.57%) MySQL
6 7 (6.67%) Neo4j
7 6 (5.71%) NoSQL
7 6 (5.71%) PostgreSQL
8 5 (4.76%) RDBMS
8 5 (4.76%) Informix
9 4 (3.81%) SQLite
10 2 (1.90%) CouchDB
10 2 (1.90%) Couchbase
11 1 (0.95%) Oracle Database
11 1 (0.95%) Big Data
11 1 (0.95%) SQL Server 2012
11 1 (0.95%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 20 (19.05%) Jenkins
2 14 (13.33%) Git (software)
3 11 (10.48%) Subversion
4 10 (9.52%) JUnit
5 7 (6.67%) Cucumber
6 6 (5.71%) Selenium
7 5 (4.76%) Mockito
8 4 (3.81%) PHPUnit
8 4 (3.81%) Visual Studio
8 4 (3.81%) NUnit
8 4 (3.81%) Eclipse
9 2 (1.90%) Firebug
9 2 (1.90%) Maven
10 1 (0.95%) JIRA
10 1 (0.95%) Team Foundation Server
10 1 (0.95%) InstallShield
10 1 (0.95%) Introscope
10 1 (0.95%) Xcode
10 1 (0.95%) Ant
10 1 (0.95%) Oracle Forms
General
1 10 (9.52%) Finance
2 5 (4.76%) Manufacturing
3 4 (3.81%) Retail
4 3 (2.86%) Publishing
4 3 (2.86%) Banking
5 2 (1.90%) Telecoms
5 2 (1.90%) Marketing
6 1 (0.95%) Back Office
6 1 (0.95%) Electronics
6 1 (0.95%) Games
Job Titles
1 50 (47.62%) Developer
2 16 (15.24%) Java Developer
3 9 (8.57%) Analyst
4 7 (6.67%) Senior Consultant
4 7 (6.67%) Consultant
4 7 (6.67%) DevOps Consultant
5 6 (5.71%) Network Engineer
6 5 (4.76%) Senior Developer
6 5 (4.76%) Software Developer
6 5 (4.76%) Programmer
6 5 (4.76%) Web Engineer
7 4 (3.81%) Java/J2EE Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Senior Java Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Python Developer
7 4 (3.81%) Web Developer
8 3 (2.86%) Analyst Programmer
8 3 (2.86%) Architect
8 3 (2.86%) Project Manager
8 3 (2.86%) Senior Analyst
8 3 (2.86%) Senior Analyst Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (33.33%) HTML
2 30 (28.57%) CSS
3 26 (24.76%) .NET
4 23 (21.90%) XML
5 22 (20.95%) Servlets
6 21 (20.00%) J2EE
7 20 (19.05%) Web Services
8 19 (18.10%) REST
9 17 (16.19%) JSON
10 15 (14.29%) SOAP
11 12 (11.43%) JAX-RS
12 11 (10.48%) Spring
12 11 (10.48%) Hibernate
13 10 (9.52%) Ajax
13 10 (9.52%) JDBC
14 9 (8.57%) WSDL
14 9 (8.57%) XHTML
14 9 (8.57%) Django
15 8 (7.62%) jQuery
15 8 (7.62%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 10 (9.52%) Clustering
2 9 (8.57%) Analytical Skills
3 4 (3.81%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.86%) Statistics
5 2 (1.90%) Online Banking
5 2 (1.90%) Client/Server
5 2 (1.90%) N-Tier
5 2 (1.90%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (1.90%) User Experience
5 2 (1.90%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.95%) Data Structures
6 1 (0.95%) Algorithms
6 1 (0.95%) Private Cloud
6 1 (0.95%) Cryptography
6 1 (0.95%) VSAM
6 1 (0.95%) iPhone
6 1 (0.95%) TRADACOMS
6 1 (0.95%) Visualisation
6 1 (0.95%) iPad
6 1 (0.95%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 45 (42.86%) Linux
2 28 (26.67%) Windows
3 26 (24.76%) UNIX
4 15 (14.29%) Mac OS X
5 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2003
5 6 (5.71%) Windows Server 2008
6 5 (4.76%) Solaris
6 5 (4.76%) Windows XP
7 2 (1.90%) zOS
8 1 (0.95%) CentOS
8 1 (0.95%) Windows 7
8 1 (0.95%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 42 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (25.71%) Configuration Management
3 22 (20.95%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (20.00%) TDD
5 19 (18.10%) ITIL
5 19 (18.10%) Responsive Web Design
6 18 (17.14%) Web Design
7 17 (16.19%) Automated Testing
7 17 (16.19%) Unit Testing
8 12 (11.43%) Open Source
9 11 (10.48%) SOA
9 11 (10.48%) Continuous Delivery
10 10 (9.52%) System Integration Testing
10 10 (9.52%) Integration Testing
11 9 (8.57%) DevOps
11 9 (8.57%) BDD
11 9 (8.57%) MVC
12 8 (7.62%) Software Engineering
12 8 (7.62%) Load Balancing
13 7 (6.67%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 53 (50.48%) Java
2 27 (25.71%) JavaScript
3 23 (21.90%) SQL
4 20 (19.05%) Python
5 12 (11.43%) Ruby
5 12 (11.43%) C#
5 12 (11.43%) C++
6 8 (7.62%) PHP
7 6 (5.71%) PowerShell
7 6 (5.71%) VB
7 6 (5.71%) FQL
8 5 (4.76%) VB.NET
8 5 (4.76%) C
9 4 (3.81%) VBScript
9 4 (3.81%) VBA
10 3 (2.86%) ActionScript
10 3 (2.86%) ActionScript 2.0
10 3 (2.86%) Perl
10 3 (2.86%) Scala
11 1 (0.95%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 18 (17.14%) Security Cleared
2 15 (14.29%) Degree
3 9 (8.57%) SC Cleared
4 7 (6.67%) Cisco Certification
5 6 (5.71%) Microsoft Certification
5 6 (5.71%) ITIL Certification
5 6 (5.71%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
5 6 (5.71%) MCP
6 4 (3.81%) CCNP
6 4 (3.81%) CCNA
7 2 (1.90%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.95%) ISEB
8 1 (0.95%) PhD
8 1 (0.95%) CIPD
8 1 (0.95%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (7.62%) SLA
2 1 (0.95%) QA
2 1 (0.95%) HL7
System Software
1 20 (19.05%) VMware Infrastructure
2 11 (10.48%) Active Directory
3 7 (6.67%) Xen
4 6 (5.71%) VMware ESX
4 6 (5.71%) VMware ESXi
5 4 (3.81%) Squid
5 4 (3.81%) BitLocker
6 2 (1.90%) vCloud
7 1 (0.95%) QEMU
7 1 (0.95%) KVM
7 1 (0.95%) Time Sharing Option
7 1 (0.95%) Job Entry Subsystem
Systems Management
1 18 (17.14%) Puppet
2 14 (13.33%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (2.86%) Cisco CUCM
4 2 (1.90%) Nagios
4 2 (1.90%) logstash
4 2 (1.90%) ZABBIX
5 1 (0.95%) SCCM
5 1 (0.95%) Vagrant
Vendors
1 23 (21.90%) Microsoft
2 20 (19.05%) VMware
3 14 (13.33%) Google
4 12 (11.43%) Oracle
4 12 (11.43%) IBM
5 9 (8.57%) SAP
6 8 (7.62%) Cisco
7 6 (5.71%) webMethods
8 3 (2.86%) CheckPoint
8 3 (2.86%) Fortinet
8 3 (2.86%) Juniper
8 3 (2.86%) Aruba
9 2 (1.90%) F5
9 2 (1.90%) Adobe
9 2 (1.90%) Blue Coat
10 1 (0.95%) Sitecore
10 1 (0.95%) Salesforce.com
10 1 (0.95%) InterSystems
10 1 (0.95%) Perforce
10 1 (0.95%) Compuware
Manchester, Lancashire
Twist IT
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Hotfoot Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £550 per day c£400-£550 p/day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
Heat Recruitment
Rate: From £400 to £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Greater Manchester
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £500 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
North West
Incite Insight
Rate: £400 - £500+ per day
Posted: 10 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 12 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 days ago
Cumbria
Capita - ITMS
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 19 days ago