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 31 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 50 52 62
Rank change year-on-year
+2 +10
Contract jobs citing HTTP 28 15 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 2.76% 1.74% 1.69%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 13.33% 6.28% 7.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 8 11
Average daily rate
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£425 £375 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.33% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £192 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £554 £480 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.64 £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-32.72% +122.22%
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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
210 239 239
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Reading 20.69% 27.73% 23.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 92 83
Average daily rate £388 £375 £278
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +35.13%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £233 £255 £165
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 13 11
Average hourly rate £17.50 £17.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -30.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.65 £59.00 £34.25
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 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 31 August 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 31 August 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 23 (51.11%) IBM
2 22 (48.89%) JMS
2 22 (48.89%) DataPower
3 19 (42.22%) Middleware
4 18 (40.00%) SSL
4 18 (40.00%) TCP/IP
4 18 (40.00%) SOAP
4 18 (40.00%) WebSphere
5 16 (35.56%) DB2
6 15 (33.33%) XML
6 15 (33.33%) Windows
6 15 (33.33%) Linux
7 12 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 12 (26.67%) DNS
7 12 (26.67%) WebSphere MQ
7 12 (26.67%) Client/Server
7 12 (26.67%) Finance
8 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (22.22%) High Availability
9 10 (22.22%) FTP
9 10 (22.22%) WSDL
9 10 (22.22%) Big Data
9 10 (22.22%) Low Latency
10 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
10 9 (20.00%) .NET
10 9 (20.00%) C++
11 8 (17.78%) Load Balancing
11 8 (17.78%) SSH
11 8 (17.78%) REST
12 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Reading by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 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 18 (40.00%) WebSphere
2 12 (26.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 4 (8.89%) IIS
4 3 (6.67%) Apache
5 2 (4.44%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 4 (8.89%) SaaS
2 2 (4.44%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 18 (40.00%) TCP/IP
1 18 (40.00%) SSL
2 12 (26.67%) DNS
3 10 (22.22%) FTP
4 8 (17.78%) SSH
5 7 (15.56%) VPN
6 6 (13.33%) SMTP
7 4 (8.89%) DHCP
7 4 (8.89%) LDAP
7 4 (8.89%) Internet
7 4 (8.89%) IPsec
8 3 (6.67%) Firewall
9 2 (4.44%) Software-Defined Networking
10 1 (2.22%) RTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (35.56%) DB2
2 10 (22.22%) Big Data
3 2 (4.44%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.22%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 1 (2.22%) Subversion
1 1 (2.22%) Cucumber
General
1 12 (26.67%) Finance
2 3 (6.67%) Financial Institution
3 2 (4.44%) Marketing
4 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 17 (37.78%) Developer
2 9 (20.00%) Consultant
3 6 (13.33%) Support Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Platform Engineer
4 5 (11.11%) Software Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Escalation Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Cyber Security Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Security Consultant
5 3 (6.67%) Infrastructure Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) WebSphere Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Technical Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
7 1 (2.22%) Network Support Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) Technical Support Specialist
7 1 (2.22%) Network Support
7 1 (2.22%) Graphic Designer
7 1 (2.22%) Web Support Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Web Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Front-End Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (48.89%) JMS
2 19 (42.22%) Middleware
3 18 (40.00%) SOAP
4 15 (33.33%) XML
5 12 (26.67%) WebSphere MQ
6 10 (22.22%) WSDL
7 9 (20.00%) .NET
8 8 (17.78%) REST
9 7 (15.56%) WebSphere Message Broker
10 6 (13.33%) HTML
11 5 (11.11%) Web Services
12 4 (8.89%) CSS
13 3 (6.67%) .NET Framework
14 2 (4.44%) XSLT
15 1 (2.22%) Spring
15 1 (2.22%) JSP
15 1 (2.22%) ASP.NET
15 1 (2.22%) XSD
15 1 (2.22%) XSL
15 1 (2.22%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 22 (48.89%) DataPower
2 12 (26.67%) Client/Server
3 7 (15.56%) Analytical Skills
3 7 (15.56%) Clustering
3 7 (15.56%) Cryptography
4 6 (13.33%) Data Centre
5 3 (6.67%) Management Information System
5 3 (6.67%) PKI
5 3 (6.67%) Computer Science
5 3 (6.67%) Algorithms
6 2 (4.44%) Public Cloud
7 1 (2.22%) Video Conferencing
7 1 (2.22%) Data Integration
7 1 (2.22%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 15 (33.33%) Windows
1 15 (33.33%) Linux
2 7 (15.56%) AIX
2 7 (15.56%) Solaris
3 4 (8.89%) UNIX
4 1 (2.22%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (22.22%) High Availability
2 10 (22.22%) Low Latency
3 8 (17.78%) Load Balancing
4 7 (15.56%) Configuration Management
5 6 (13.33%) Project Management
5 6 (13.33%) Service Management
5 6 (13.33%) Continuous Improvement
6 5 (11.11%) Migration
6 5 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
6 5 (11.11%) Software Engineering
7 4 (8.89%) Mentoring
8 3 (6.67%) Garbage Collection
8 3 (6.67%) SDLC
8 3 (6.67%) Cyber Security
8 3 (6.67%) Memory Management
8 3 (6.67%) Time Management
8 3 (6.67%) Information Security
8 3 (6.67%) Ethical Hacking
8 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 9 (20.00%) C++
2 6 (13.33%) C#
2 6 (13.33%) JavaScript
3 5 (11.11%) PowerShell
4 4 (8.89%) C
4 4 (8.89%) Java
5 3 (6.67%) SQL
5 3 (6.67%) VBScript
5 3 (6.67%) VB
5 3 (6.67%) VB.NET
6 2 (4.44%) Python
6 2 (4.44%) T-SQL
7 1 (2.22%) Perl
7 1 (2.22%) PHP
7 1 (2.22%) Ruby
7 1 (2.22%) XPath
Qualifications
1 7 (15.56%) IBM Certification
2 4 (8.89%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.67%) PCI DSS
2 2 (4.44%) QA
System Software
1 6 (13.33%) Hyper-V
2 2 (4.44%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (8.89%) CA Single Sign-On
2 2 (4.44%) SCCM
2 2 (4.44%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (51.11%) IBM
2 9 (20.00%) Microsoft
3 5 (11.11%) CA
4 3 (6.67%) F5
4 3 (6.67%) Oracle
4 3 (6.67%) Cisco
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