The first table below looks at the demand for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Slough region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 25 July 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 Slough 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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 28 34 -
Rank change year-on-year
+6 -
Contract jobs citing HTTP 5 3 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 1.96% 1.28% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.62% 4.84% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate
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£213 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.25 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+172.22% -25.00%
Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
52 62 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 20.39% 26.38% 21.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 27 18
Average daily rate £250 £313 £225
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +38.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £163 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £418 £418 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £44.50 £162.50 £200.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.61% -18.75%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.12%
HTTP
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HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

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

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in Slough

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in Slough

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

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in Slough

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Slough

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
3 4 (50.00%) HP
3 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 4 (50.00%) Java
3 4 (50.00%) XML
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco
3 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
4 3 (37.50%) IPv6
4 3 (37.50%) DNS
4 3 (37.50%) SSL
4 3 (37.50%) Internet
4 3 (37.50%) C++
4 3 (37.50%) WML
4 3 (37.50%) UNIX
4 3 (37.50%) Windows
4 3 (37.50%) Solaris
4 3 (37.50%) Linux
4 3 (37.50%) GPRS
4 3 (37.50%) GSM
4 3 (37.50%) UMTS
4 3 (37.50%) WAP
4 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
4 3 (37.50%) Smart Meter
4 3 (37.50%) 4G
4 3 (37.50%) DAB
4 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
5 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
5 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Slough 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 (25.00%) WebLogic
2 1 (12.50%) IBM Notes
2 1 (12.50%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (12.50%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 2 (25.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 3 (37.50%) GPRS
1 3 (37.50%) GSM
1 3 (37.50%) UMTS
1 3 (37.50%) SSL
1 3 (37.50%) IPv6
1 3 (37.50%) Internet
1 3 (37.50%) DNS
1 3 (37.50%) DAB
1 3 (37.50%) 4G
2 2 (25.00%) HTTPS
2 2 (25.00%) INAP
2 2 (25.00%) VoIP
2 2 (25.00%) FTP
2 2 (25.00%) TCP/IP
3 1 (12.50%) DHCP
3 1 (12.50%) ISDN
3 1 (12.50%) SMS
3 1 (12.50%) 3GPP
3 1 (12.50%) RTP
3 1 (12.50%) SS7
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) Toad
1 2 (25.00%) QuickTest Pro
1 2 (25.00%) LoadRunner
1 2 (25.00%) Introscope
1 2 (25.00%) Rational Performance Tester
1 2 (25.00%) JProfiler
General
1 8 (100.00%) Telecoms
2 2 (25.00%) Finance
2 2 (25.00%) Manufacturing
2 2 (25.00%) Marketing
2 2 (25.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Analyst
1 3 (37.50%) Test Engineer
2 2 (25.00%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Senior Test Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Test Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Test Leader
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (12.50%) Systems Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Infrastructure Engineer
3 1 (12.50%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (50.00%) XML
2 3 (37.50%) WAP
2 3 (37.50%) WML
3 2 (25.00%) JDBC
3 2 (25.00%) SOAP
3 2 (25.00%) ODBC
3 2 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (12.50%) Rendezvous
4 1 (12.50%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) Management Information System
1 3 (37.50%) Smart Meter
2 2 (25.00%) DTV
3 1 (12.50%) Mobile App
3 1 (12.50%) IVR
Operating Systems
1 3 (37.50%) UNIX
1 3 (37.50%) Windows
1 3 (37.50%) Solaris
1 3 (37.50%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2003
2 1 (12.50%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (12.50%) Windows 2000 Server
2 1 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (75.00%) Software Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Performance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Risk Assessment
3 2 (25.00%) Programme Management
3 2 (25.00%) Functional Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Digital Marketing
3 2 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (25.00%) Usability Testing
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2
3 2 (25.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (25.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (12.50%) Validation
4 1 (12.50%) Project Management
4 1 (12.50%) Network Architecture
4 1 (12.50%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 4 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (37.50%) C++
3 2 (25.00%) SQL
3 2 (25.00%) VB
3 2 (25.00%) Shell Script
4 1 (12.50%) C#
4 1 (12.50%) Perl
Qualifications
1 6 (75.00%) ISEB
2 4 (50.00%) Cisco Certification
2 4 (50.00%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 2 (25.00%) ISEB Practitioner
3 2 (25.00%) ISTQB
3 2 (25.00%) PRINCE2 Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CCVP
4 1 (12.50%) MCSE
4 1 (12.50%) CCNA
4 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
4 1 (12.50%) CNE
4 1 (12.50%) Novell Certification
4 1 (12.50%) Degree
4 1 (12.50%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (12.50%) NFS
1 1 (12.50%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 2 (25.00%) nmon
2 1 (12.50%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Cisco
1 4 (50.00%) HP
2 2 (25.00%) SAP
3 1 (12.50%) Oracle
3 1 (12.50%) Microsoft
3 1 (12.50%) Citrix
3 1 (12.50%) Lotus
3 1 (12.50%) Red Hat
3 1 (12.50%) TIBCO
3 1 (12.50%) Redknee