The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Reading region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 4 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 62 68 56
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -12
Contract jobs citing HTTP 7 8 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 0.74% 0.80% 1.67%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.52% 3.21% 6.40%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 3
Average daily rate
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£363 £425 £408
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.70% +4.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £305 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £410 £445 £412
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £12.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £28.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+56.52% -4.16%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Reading region.

Communications & Networking Category
Reading
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
199 249 203
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 21.08% 24.88% 26.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 91 66
Average daily rate £350 £275 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+27.27% -8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £113 £186 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £320
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 15 6
Average hourly rate £21.50 £180.00 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-88.05% +1025.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £28.69 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+43.45% -11.11%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HTTP across the Reading region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in Reading

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HTTP across the Reading region.

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in Reading

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the Reading region over the 3 months to 4 March 2015.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HTTP across the Reading region.

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in Reading

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Reading

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 10 (76.92%) UNIX
2 9 (69.23%) Linux
3 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
4 6 (46.15%) HTML
4 6 (46.15%) SOAP
5 5 (38.46%) Java
5 5 (38.46%) Solaris
5 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
5 5 (38.46%) 3G
5 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (38.46%) 4G
6 4 (30.77%) M3UA
6 4 (30.77%) LTE
6 4 (30.77%) SCTP
6 4 (30.77%) MGW
6 4 (30.77%) XCAP
6 4 (30.77%) SMPP
6 4 (30.77%) Megaco
6 4 (30.77%) TCAP
6 4 (30.77%) DNS
6 4 (30.77%) 2G
6 4 (30.77%) SCCP
6 4 (30.77%) INAP
6 4 (30.77%) LDAP
6 4 (30.77%) GSM
6 4 (30.77%) VoIP
6 4 (30.77%) XML
7 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
7 3 (23.08%) XHTML
7 3 (23.08%) Back Office

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Reading 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 2 (15.38%) Apache
1 2 (15.38%) WebLogic
2 1 (7.69%) IIS
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (7.69%) Tomcat
2 1 (7.69%) JBoss
2 1 (7.69%) Adobe CQ
2 1 (7.69%) WebSphere
Business Applications
1 1 (7.69%) Fredhopper
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) 3G
1 5 (38.46%) 4G
2 4 (30.77%) M3UA
2 4 (30.77%) LTE
2 4 (30.77%) SCTP
2 4 (30.77%) MGW
2 4 (30.77%) XCAP
2 4 (30.77%) SMPP
2 4 (30.77%) Megaco
2 4 (30.77%) TCAP
2 4 (30.77%) DNS
2 4 (30.77%) 2G
2 4 (30.77%) SCCP
2 4 (30.77%) INAP
2 4 (30.77%) LDAP
2 4 (30.77%) GSM
2 4 (30.77%) VoIP
3 2 (15.38%) Internet
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (7.69%) DB2
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Subversion
2 1 (7.69%) Git (software)
General
1 7 (53.85%) Telecoms
2 3 (23.08%) Back Office
3 2 (15.38%) Marketing
3 2 (15.38%) Finance
4 1 (7.69%) Retail
4 1 (7.69%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 4 (30.77%) Customer Engineer
2 3 (23.08%) Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Web Support Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (15.38%) Web Engineer
3 2 (15.38%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Infrastructure Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Operations Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Products Support Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.69%) Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Systems Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Architect
4 1 (7.69%) Front-End Web Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Back Office Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (46.15%) HTML
1 6 (46.15%) SOAP
2 4 (30.77%) XML
3 3 (23.08%) XHTML
4 2 (15.38%) jQuery
4 2 (15.38%) HTML5
4 2 (15.38%) CSS3
4 2 (15.38%) CSS
5 1 (7.69%) EJB
5 1 (7.69%) Web Services
5 1 (7.69%) XSLT
5 1 (7.69%) J2EE
5 1 (7.69%) JMS
5 1 (7.69%) Middleware
5 1 (7.69%) JavaBeans
5 1 (7.69%) LAMP
5 1 (7.69%) RESTful
5 1 (7.69%) Apache Cordova
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.69%) Mobile App
1 1 (7.69%) Open Source
1 1 (7.69%) PKI
1 1 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (7.69%) Performance Metrics
Operating Systems
1 10 (76.92%) UNIX
2 9 (69.23%) Linux
3 5 (38.46%) Solaris
3 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (15.38%) Windows
5 1 (7.69%) HPUX
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (23.08%) Service Delivery
2 1 (7.69%) ITIL
2 1 (7.69%) PRINCE2
2 1 (7.69%) E-Commerce
2 1 (7.69%) Responsive Web Design
2 1 (7.69%) Web Development
2 1 (7.69%) Risk Analysis
2 1 (7.69%) Email Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Product Marketing
2 1 (7.69%) Change Management
2 1 (7.69%) JVM Tuning
2 1 (7.69%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 5 (38.46%) Java
2 3 (23.08%) JavaScript
3 2 (15.38%) SQL
4 1 (7.69%) PHP
Qualifications
1 1 (7.69%) PMP
1 1 (7.69%) PMI Certification
1 1 (7.69%) ISTQB
Vendors
1 5 (38.46%) Red Hat
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) Cisco
3 1 (7.69%) IBM
3 1 (7.69%) Ericsson
3 1 (7.69%) Google
3 1 (7.69%) F5
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