The first table below looks at the demand for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South East region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 29 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 South East 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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 157 150 169
Rank change year-on-year
-7 +19
Contract jobs citing HTTP 89 86 82
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.97% 1.01% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.15% 5.45% 4.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 41 54 50
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£375 £375 £339
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £450 £427
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £340
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 3
Average hourly rate £42.50 £19.25 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+120.77% -57.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.25 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+172.22% -25.00%
Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1729 1578 2026
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.80% 18.55% 20.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 759 695 577
Average daily rate £335 £338 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.74% +2.27%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £175 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £456 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £320 £330
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -3.03%
Number of hourly rates quoted 92 132 181
Average hourly rate £17.50 £25.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-31.37% -15.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.75 £14.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £24.38
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +4.61%
HTTP
England

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

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

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in the South East

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in the South East

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in the South East

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

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

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in the South East

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in the South East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the South East region over the 3 months to 29 July 2014. 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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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
Hampshire +18 42 £375 -6.25% 15
Berkshire +14 34 £383 +9.28% 32
Buckinghamshire -17 6 - - 2
Surrey -6 5 £295 -21.33% 7
Oxfordshire -3 1 £400 +21.21% 4
Kent -4 1 £350 +55.55% 4
Middlesex - - - - 3
East Sussex - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - - 3
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 69 (38.12%) HTML
2 59 (32.60%) JavaScript
3 50 (27.62%) Oracle
3 50 (27.62%) Windows
4 47 (25.97%) CSS
5 45 (24.86%) Java
5 45 (24.86%) TCP/IP
6 43 (23.76%) .NET
7 40 (22.10%) Web Services
7 40 (22.10%) Security Cleared
8 39 (21.55%) Linux
9 37 (20.44%) UNIX
10 35 (19.34%) FTP
10 35 (19.34%) Internet
11 33 (18.23%) SQL
12 32 (17.68%) HTTPS
12 32 (17.68%) RESTful
13 31 (17.13%) HP
14 30 (16.57%) DNS
15 28 (15.47%) Firewall
15 28 (15.47%) Mobile App
15 28 (15.47%) Software Testing
16 27 (14.92%) XML
17 26 (14.36%) ASP.NET
17 26 (14.36%) Microsoft
18 25 (13.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
19 24 (13.26%) SC Cleared
20 23 (12.71%) ISTQB
20 23 (12.71%) HP Quality Center
20 23 (12.71%) OO

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South East 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 22 (12.15%) IIS
1 22 (12.15%) Apache
2 13 (7.18%) WebSphere
3 12 (6.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 11 (6.08%) WebSphere Application Server
5 10 (5.52%) SharePoint
6 8 (4.42%) Tomcat
7 7 (3.87%) WebLogic
7 7 (3.87%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (2.76%) CMS
8 5 (2.76%) IBM HTTP Server
9 4 (2.21%) Liferay
10 2 (1.10%) BizTalk Server
10 2 (1.10%) MS Exchange
11 1 (0.55%) IBM Notes
11 1 (0.55%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.55%) Lync
11 1 (0.55%) SharePoint 2013
11 1 (0.55%) TIBCO EMS
11 1 (0.55%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 15 (8.29%) MS Excel
2 8 (4.42%) MS Office
3 6 (3.31%) MS Visio
4 3 (1.66%) MS PowerPoint
4 3 (1.66%) InfoPath
5 1 (0.55%) Doxygen
5 1 (0.55%) Photoshop
5 1 (0.55%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 17 (9.39%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.66%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.10%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.55%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.55%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.21%) SaaS
2 1 (0.55%) Force.com
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (0.55%) Amazon S3
2 1 (0.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 45 (24.86%) TCP/IP
2 35 (19.34%) FTP
2 35 (19.34%) Internet
3 32 (17.68%) HTTPS
4 30 (16.57%) DNS
5 28 (15.47%) Firewall
6 21 (11.60%) SMTP
7 20 (11.05%) SSL
8 14 (7.73%) WAN
8 14 (7.73%) SSH
9 11 (6.08%) VPN
9 11 (6.08%) LDAP
10 10 (5.52%) SAN
11 9 (4.97%) LAN
12 8 (4.42%) X.400
12 8 (4.42%) X.500
13 5 (2.76%) GSM
13 5 (2.76%) Telnet
13 5 (2.76%) Network Security
14 4 (2.21%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (9.39%) SQL Server
2 15 (8.29%) MySQL
3 7 (3.87%) PostgreSQL
4 5 (2.76%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.76%) SQL Server 2008
4 5 (2.76%) Hadoop
4 5 (2.76%) Oracle Database
5 4 (2.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (1.66%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (1.10%) Relational Database
8 1 (0.55%) NoSQL
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.55%) QlikView
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Analysis Services
8 1 (0.55%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (0.55%) Ingres
8 1 (0.55%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 21 (11.60%) Subversion
2 20 (11.05%) QuickTest Pro
2 20 (11.05%) LoadRunner
3 16 (8.84%) Git (software)
4 13 (7.18%) Introscope
5 11 (6.08%) JUnit
5 11 (6.08%) Eclipse
6 10 (5.52%) Selenium
7 9 (4.97%) Maven
8 8 (4.42%) TeamCity
9 5 (2.76%) Team Foundation Server
9 5 (2.76%) Visual Studio
10 4 (2.21%) Ant
10 4 (2.21%) JBehave
10 4 (2.21%) YourKit
11 3 (1.66%) Gradle
11 3 (1.66%) Jenkins
11 3 (1.66%) Sinon.JS
11 3 (1.66%) Karma Test Runner
11 3 (1.66%) Rational Performance Tester
General
1 22 (12.15%) Telecoms
2 14 (7.73%) Finance
3 12 (6.63%) Military
4 3 (1.66%) Legal
4 3 (1.66%) Marketing
5 2 (1.10%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.10%) Games
5 2 (1.10%) Retail
5 2 (1.10%) Electronics
6 1 (0.55%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 54 (29.83%) Developer
2 27 (14.92%) Analyst
3 19 (10.50%) JavaScript Developer
4 18 (9.94%) Test Analyst
5 15 (8.29%) Administrator
6 14 (7.73%) Architect
7 13 (7.18%) Java Developer
8 11 (6.08%) Technical Architect
9 10 (5.52%) Tester
10 9 (4.97%) Performance Tester
11 8 (4.42%) iOS Developer
12 7 (3.87%) Support Analyst
13 6 (3.31%) Performance Test Analyst
13 6 (3.31%) Software Engineer
13 6 (3.31%) WebSphere Administrator
13 6 (3.31%) Performance Analyst
13 6 (3.31%) Mobile Developer
14 5 (2.76%) Test Engineer
14 5 (2.76%) Design Engineer
15 4 (2.21%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 69 (38.12%) HTML
2 47 (25.97%) CSS
3 43 (23.76%) .NET
4 40 (22.10%) Web Services
5 32 (17.68%) RESTful
6 27 (14.92%) XML
7 26 (14.36%) ASP.NET
8 22 (12.15%) SOAP
9 20 (11.05%) AngularJS
10 19 (10.50%) CSS3
10 19 (10.50%) Backbone.js
10 19 (10.50%) HTML5
10 19 (10.50%) Dojo
10 19 (10.50%) JSP
10 19 (10.50%) DOM
11 11 (6.08%) Spring
12 10 (5.52%) REST
13 9 (4.97%) JDBC
14 8 (4.42%) Hibernate
14 8 (4.42%) Cocoa
Miscellaneous
1 28 (15.47%) Mobile App
2 18 (9.94%) Management Information System
3 11 (6.08%) Client/Server
4 10 (5.52%) iPad
4 10 (5.52%) iPhone
5 9 (4.97%) Clustering
6 5 (2.76%) Smart Meter
6 5 (2.76%) Open Source
7 4 (2.21%) Mathematics
8 2 (1.10%) DTV
9 1 (0.55%) Replication
9 1 (0.55%) Computer Science
9 1 (0.55%) Life Science
9 1 (0.55%) IVR
9 1 (0.55%) Statistics
9 1 (0.55%) Enterprise Software
9 1 (0.55%) TRADACOMS
9 1 (0.55%) Augmented Reality
Operating Systems
1 50 (27.62%) Windows
2 39 (21.55%) Linux
3 37 (20.44%) UNIX
4 22 (12.15%) Windows Server 2003
4 22 (12.15%) Windows Server 2008
5 17 (9.39%) Windows 2000
5 17 (9.39%) Windows XP
6 13 (7.18%) Solaris
7 11 (6.08%) Apple iOS
8 3 (1.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 2 (1.10%) Windows 7
9 2 (1.10%) HPUX
10 1 (0.55%) OS/400
10 1 (0.55%) FreeBSD
10 1 (0.55%) Windows 8
10 1 (0.55%) Windows 2000 Server
10 1 (0.55%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (15.47%) Software Testing
2 23 (12.71%) OO
3 22 (12.15%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (11.60%) Performance Testing
4 21 (11.60%) Continuous Integration
5 19 (10.50%) User Stories
6 16 (8.84%) ITIL
7 15 (8.29%) Web Development
8 14 (7.73%) Scrum
8 14 (7.73%) Capacity Planning
9 12 (6.63%) TDD
10 11 (6.08%) UML
10 11 (6.08%) iOS Development
11 10 (5.52%) Performance Analysis
11 10 (5.52%) Test Automation
11 10 (5.52%) SOA
11 10 (5.52%) Incident Management
12 9 (4.97%) Technical Architecture
12 9 (4.97%) Change Management
12 9 (4.97%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 59 (32.60%) JavaScript
2 45 (24.86%) Java
3 33 (18.23%) SQL
4 15 (8.29%) PowerShell
5 12 (6.63%) Python
6 11 (6.08%) C#
6 11 (6.08%) Perl
6 11 (6.08%) Bash Shell
6 11 (6.08%) Objective-C
7 10 (5.52%) C++
8 9 (4.97%) Shell Script
9 8 (4.42%) VBScript
10 6 (3.31%) VB
10 6 (3.31%) C
10 6 (3.31%) PHP
10 6 (3.31%) Jython
10 6 (3.31%) Korn
11 4 (2.21%) Ruby
12 3 (1.66%) PL/SQL
12 3 (1.66%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 40 (22.10%) Security Cleared
2 25 (13.81%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
3 24 (13.26%) SC Cleared
4 23 (12.71%) ISTQB
5 13 (7.18%) Degree
6 12 (6.63%) ISEB
7 10 (5.52%) DV Cleared
8 9 (4.97%) Cisco Certification
9 6 (3.31%) Microsoft Certification
10 5 (2.76%) CCNA
10 5 (2.76%) ITIL Certification
11 3 (1.66%) MCSE
11 3 (1.66%) MCSA
12 2 (1.10%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 2 (1.10%) MCPD
12 2 (1.10%) ISEB Practitioner
13 1 (0.55%) CEH
13 1 (0.55%) MCTS
13 1 (0.55%) GIAC
13 1 (0.55%) CCVP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (3.87%) SLA
2 5 (2.76%) QA
3 1 (0.55%) PCI DSS
3 1 (0.55%) COBIT
System Software
1 10 (5.52%) Active Directory
2 9 (4.97%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (4.97%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (1.66%) KVM
4 2 (1.10%) vCloud
5 1 (0.55%) Snort
5 1 (0.55%) NFS
Systems Management
1 23 (12.71%) HP Quality Center
2 17 (9.39%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 10 (5.52%) CA Wily
4 8 (4.42%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 4 (2.21%) Puppet
6 3 (1.66%) nmon
6 3 (1.66%) SCOM
7 2 (1.10%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.10%) Nagios
8 1 (0.55%) EMC NetWorker
8 1 (0.55%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 50 (27.62%) Oracle
2 31 (17.13%) HP
3 26 (14.36%) Microsoft
4 15 (8.29%) Cisco
5 12 (6.63%) IBM
6 10 (5.52%) Citrix
6 10 (5.52%) Apple
7 9 (4.97%) VMware
8 8 (4.42%) Salesforce.com
9 6 (3.31%) Clearswift
10 5 (2.76%) Red Hat
10 5 (2.76%) Juniper
10 5 (2.76%) SAP
11 4 (2.21%) FatWire
11 4 (2.21%) Ektron
12 3 (1.66%) F5
12 3 (1.66%) ServiceNow
12 3 (1.66%) Nintex
13 2 (1.10%) CheckPoint
13 2 (1.10%) TIBCO
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