The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 4 September 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 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 124 77 104
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +27
Contract jobs citing HTTP 14 50 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 0.42% 1.81% 0.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.61% 14.37% 5.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 24 4
Average daily rate
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£438 £375 £383
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -1.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £381 £308 £363
10% offered a daily rate of more than £474 £422 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £351 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.03% -6.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £21.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.64 £65.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-48.24% +188.88%
HTTP
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Scotland region.

Communications & Networking Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
304 348 228
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 9.22% 12.61% 9.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 120 183 99
Average daily rate £308 £310 £361
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.80% -14.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £490 £415
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 11
Average hourly rate £12.35 £17.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-29.42% -41.66%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.21
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +1.24%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

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

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in Scotland

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in Scotland

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the Scotland region over the 3 months to 4 September 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
Edinburgh -21 10 £438 +9.37% 7
Glasgow -11 4 - - 5
HTTP
UK

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 13 (54.17%) Linux
2 11 (45.83%) Web Services
3 10 (41.67%) XML
4 9 (37.50%) SOAP
4 9 (37.50%) SSL
4 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
5 8 (33.33%) RESTful
5 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 7 (29.17%) IIS
6 7 (29.17%) Apache
7 6 (25.00%) Windows
7 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
7 6 (25.00%) HTML
7 6 (25.00%) Java
7 6 (25.00%) Mac OS X
7 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
7 6 (25.00%) JSON
8 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
8 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (20.83%) SQL
8 5 (20.83%) Open Source
8 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
9 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
9 4 (16.67%) API Design
9 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
9 4 (16.67%) OpenStack
9 4 (16.67%) DNS
9 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
9 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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 7 (29.17%) Apache
1 7 (29.17%) IIS
2 4 (16.67%) nginx
2 4 (16.67%) OpenStack
3 3 (12.50%) WebSphere
3 3 (12.50%) Tomcat
4 2 (8.33%) MQSeries
4 2 (8.33%) WordPress
4 2 (8.33%) Confluence
4 2 (8.33%) Node.js
5 1 (4.17%) WebSphere Application Server
5 1 (4.17%) JBoss
5 1 (4.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
Cloud Services
1 5 (20.83%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (8.33%) Google Compute Engine
2 2 (8.33%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (4.17%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (4.17%) PaaS
3 1 (4.17%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 9 (37.50%) SSL
2 6 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 4 (16.67%) DNS
4 3 (12.50%) Firewall
4 3 (12.50%) Reverse Proxy
5 2 (8.33%) SSH
5 2 (8.33%) OpenLDAP
5 2 (8.33%) HTTPS
5 2 (8.33%) DHCP
5 2 (8.33%) FTP
6 1 (4.17%) LAN
6 1 (4.17%) WAN
6 1 (4.17%) EIGRP
6 1 (4.17%) Spanning Tree
6 1 (4.17%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (16.67%) Relational Database
2 3 (12.50%) Oracle Database
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 2 (8.33%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 3 (12.50%) WebDriver
2 3 (12.50%) Selenium
2 3 (12.50%) Fiddler
2 3 (12.50%) JMeter
2 3 (12.50%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (8.33%) Subversion
3 2 (8.33%) Maven
3 2 (8.33%) JIRA
3 2 (8.33%) Hudson
General
1 4 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (4.17%) Retail
Job Titles
1 4 (16.67%) Architect
1 4 (16.67%) Software Engineer
2 3 (12.50%) Developer
2 3 (12.50%) Administrator
2 3 (12.50%) Windows Administrator
3 2 (8.33%) Applications Architect
3 2 (8.33%) Integration Specialist
3 2 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (8.33%) Configuration Manager
3 2 (8.33%) Senior Software Engineer
3 2 (8.33%) Test Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Security Specialist
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Lead Developer
4 1 (4.17%) Senior Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Infrastructure Engineer
4 1 (4.17%) Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Test Analyst
4 1 (4.17%) Technical Architect
4 1 (4.17%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (45.83%) Web Services
2 10 (41.67%) XML
3 9 (37.50%) SOAP
4 8 (33.33%) RESTful
5 6 (25.00%) JSON
5 6 (25.00%) HTML
6 3 (12.50%) .NET
6 3 (12.50%) ASP.NET
6 3 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 3 (12.50%) HTML5
7 2 (8.33%) REST
7 2 (8.33%) CSS3
7 2 (8.33%) jQuery
7 2 (8.33%) OAuth
7 2 (8.33%) CSS
7 2 (8.33%) J2EE
7 2 (8.33%) WSDL
7 2 (8.33%) XML Schema
7 2 (8.33%) WebSphere MQ
8 1 (4.17%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 3 (12.50%) Replication
2 2 (8.33%) Mobile App
2 2 (8.33%) User Experience
2 2 (8.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (4.17%) Clustering
3 1 (4.17%) PKI
3 1 (4.17%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 13 (54.17%) Linux
2 6 (25.00%) Mac OS X
2 6 (25.00%) Windows
3 3 (12.50%) UNIX
4 1 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (4.17%) AIX
4 1 (4.17%) HPUX
4 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (37.50%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 5 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (20.83%) Open Source
3 5 (20.83%) Mentoring
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Delivery
4 4 (16.67%) API Design
4 4 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Continuous Improvement
4 4 (16.67%) Software Testing
4 4 (16.67%) Refactoring
4 4 (16.67%) Release Management
4 4 (16.67%) Configuration Management
5 3 (12.50%) Project Management
5 3 (12.50%) Scrum
5 3 (12.50%) Test Automation
5 3 (12.50%) BDD
5 3 (12.50%) Web Development
5 3 (12.50%) SDLC
5 3 (12.50%) Kalman Filter
Programming Languages
1 8 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 6 (25.00%) Java
3 5 (20.83%) SQL
4 3 (12.50%) C#
5 2 (8.33%) PHP
5 2 (8.33%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (4.17%) CCNP
1 1 (4.17%) ISEB
1 1 (4.17%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) QA
System Software
1 2 (8.33%) Varnish
1 2 (8.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 3 (12.50%) Puppet
1 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (4.17%) StatsD
2 1 (4.17%) Graphite
2 1 (4.17%) Vagrant
2 1 (4.17%) Nagios
2 1 (4.17%) Ganglia
Vendors
1 3 (12.50%) Oracle
2 2 (8.33%) Remedy
2 2 (8.33%) Google
3 1 (4.17%) Qualys
3 1 (4.17%) Cisco
3 1 (4.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (4.17%) Juniper
3 1 (4.17%) CheckPoint
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