The table below looks at the statistics 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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 29 26 -
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1 11 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 0.40% 3.63% -
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.17% 10.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 0
Average daily rate £340 £307 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.74% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £39.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-3.48% -12.22%
HTTP
Berkshire

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

Communications & Networking Category
Slough
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
46 106 60
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Slough 18.18% 34.98% 24.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 58 25
Average daily rate £365 £345 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.79% +25.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £311 £250 £135
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £500 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 5
Average hourly rate £18.00 £32.50 £33.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.61% -3.70%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +23.80%

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 8 February 2016, 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 12 (85.71%) Java
2 10 (71.43%) SOA
2 10 (71.43%) Kerberos
2 10 (71.43%) Identity Management
2 10 (71.43%) Java EE
2 10 (71.43%) REST
3 9 (64.29%) OAuth2
3 9 (64.29%) OpenID
3 9 (64.29%) SOAP
3 9 (64.29%) EAI
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
5 4 (28.57%) Windows
5 4 (28.57%) R
6 3 (21.43%) Test Management
6 3 (21.43%) Smart Meter
6 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
6 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
6 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
6 3 (21.43%) Unix
6 3 (21.43%) Linux
6 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
6 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
6 3 (21.43%) Middleware
6 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Introscope
7 2 (14.29%) Usability Testing
7 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
7 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
7 2 (14.29%) Project Management

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Slough by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (14.29%) WebLogic
Communications & Networking
1 10 (71.43%) Kerberos
2 2 (14.29%) FTP
2 2 (14.29%) HTTPS
3 1 (7.14%) DNS
3 1 (7.14%) Firewall
3 1 (7.14%) Internet
3 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Development Applications
1 3 (21.43%) HP UFT
1 3 (21.43%) LoadRunner
2 2 (14.29%) Introscope
2 2 (14.29%) JProfiler
2 2 (14.29%) Rational Performance Tester
2 2 (14.29%) Toad
General
1 4 (28.57%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (64.29%) Analyst
2 7 (50.00%) Technical Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Business Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) SOA Analyst
3 2 (14.29%) Technical Business Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Data Centre Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Java Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Non-Functional Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Performance Tester
4 1 (7.14%) Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Project Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Test Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Test Manager
4 1 (7.14%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (71.43%) Java EE
1 10 (71.43%) REST
2 9 (64.29%) OAuth2
2 9 (64.29%) OpenID
2 9 (64.29%) SOAP
3 3 (21.43%) Middleware
4 2 (14.29%) J2EE
4 2 (14.29%) JDBC
4 2 (14.29%) ODBC
5 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (21.43%) Smart Meter
2 2 (14.29%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (14.29%) Data Centre
3 1 (7.14%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 4 (28.57%) Windows
2 3 (21.43%) Linux
2 3 (21.43%) Unix
3 2 (14.29%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (71.43%) Identity Management
1 10 (71.43%) SOA
2 9 (64.29%) EAI
3 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 3 (21.43%) Continuous Improvement
4 3 (21.43%) Non-Functional Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Performance Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Test Management
4 3 (21.43%) Test Strategy
5 2 (14.29%) Functional Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Project Management
5 2 (14.29%) Regression Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
5 2 (14.29%) Usability Testing
6 1 (7.14%) Change Management
6 1 (7.14%) E-Commerce
6 1 (7.14%) Load Balancing
6 1 (7.14%) Operations Management
6 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2
6 1 (7.14%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Java
2 4 (28.57%) R
3 2 (14.29%) C++
3 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
3 2 (14.29%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) VB
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) ISEB
1 2 (14.29%) ISTQB
2 1 (7.14%) ISTQB Advanced Certification
2 1 (7.14%) MCP
2 1 (7.14%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) HP SiteScope
1 2 (14.29%) nmon
Vendors
1 2 (14.29%) HP
2 1 (7.14%) Cisco
2 1 (7.14%) Dell
2 1 (7.14%) NetApp