The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 189 155 165
Rank change year-on-year
-34 +10
Contract jobs citing HTTP 71 80 93
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 0.73% 0.95% 1.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 3.77% 5.42% 4.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 56 50
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £248 £289 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £481 £466 £463
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £389 £368
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +5.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 4 1
Average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £77.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -51.61%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £46.25 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+23.33% -11.76%
HTTP
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
South East
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
1883 1477 1975
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 19.44% 17.49% 21.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 892 684 633
Average daily rate £350 £338 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% -0.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £180 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £452 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £348 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.07% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 99 169
Average hourly rate £19.91 £25.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.36% +25.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%

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 23 October 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
Hourly Rate Histogram in the South East

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the South East region over the 3 months to 23 October 2014.

HTTP Hourly Rate Histogram 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 23 October 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 +4 32 £405 +1.25% 10
Berkshire -18 25 £308 -27.64% 20
Surrey -1 6 £350 -6.66% 26
West Sussex - 4 - - 3
Oxfordshire - 3 £325 - 5
Buckinghamshire -13 1 - - 3
East Sussex - - - - 3
Kent - - - - 7
Middlesex - - - - 1
M4 Corridor - - - -
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 59 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
2 51 (30.54%) HTML
3 46 (27.54%) JavaScript
4 44 (26.35%) Java
4 44 (26.35%) RESTful
5 41 (24.55%) Web Services
6 39 (23.35%) XML
7 38 (22.75%) SOAP
7 38 (22.75%) Oracle
8 36 (21.56%) CSS
8 36 (21.56%) Security Cleared
9 35 (20.96%) UNIX
9 35 (20.96%) Windows
9 35 (20.96%) Internet
10 34 (20.36%) Scrum
10 34 (20.36%) .NET
10 34 (20.36%) FTP
11 33 (19.76%) Subversion
12 31 (18.56%) TCP/IP
12 31 (18.56%) SQL
13 30 (17.96%) Linux
14 28 (16.77%) HTTPS
14 28 (16.77%) TDD
14 28 (16.77%) Firewall
15 27 (16.17%) Objective-C
15 27 (16.17%) DNS
15 27 (16.17%) Apache
15 27 (16.17%) Git (software)
15 27 (16.17%) Apple iOS
15 27 (16.17%) iOS Development

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 27 (16.17%) Apache
2 26 (15.57%) IIS
3 19 (11.38%) WebSphere
4 17 (10.18%) WebSphere Application Server
5 12 (7.19%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 9 (5.39%) Tomcat
7 7 (4.19%) WebSphere Process Server
8 6 (3.59%) IBM HTTP Server
8 6 (3.59%) WebLogic
9 4 (2.40%) Liferay
10 1 (0.60%) MQSeries
10 1 (0.60%) SharePoint
10 1 (0.60%) JBoss
10 1 (0.60%) CMS
10 1 (0.60%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.60%) WebLogic Portal
10 1 (0.60%) TIBCO EMS
10 1 (0.60%) Oracle Coherence
10 1 (0.60%) nginx
Applications
1 3 (1.80%) MS Excel
2 2 (1.20%) MS Office
2 2 (1.20%) MS Visio
3 1 (0.60%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 10 (5.99%) Oracle EBS
2 3 (1.80%) Oracle BPM
3 2 (1.20%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 1 (0.60%) BusinessWorks
4 1 (0.60%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 4 (2.40%) SaaS
2 2 (1.20%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (0.60%) Force.com
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (0.60%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 35 (20.96%) Internet
2 34 (20.36%) FTP
3 31 (18.56%) TCP/IP
4 28 (16.77%) HTTPS
4 28 (16.77%) Firewall
5 27 (16.17%) DNS
6 25 (14.97%) SSL
7 18 (10.78%) SMTP
8 11 (6.59%) LDAP
9 10 (5.99%) X.400
9 10 (5.99%) X.500
10 9 (5.39%) SSH
11 7 (4.19%) GSM
11 7 (4.19%) Wireshark
11 7 (4.19%) Network Security
12 6 (3.59%) 4G
12 6 (3.59%) Intranet
12 6 (3.59%) UMTS
12 6 (3.59%) WAN
12 6 (3.59%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (8.38%) MySQL
2 11 (6.59%) SQL Server
3 7 (4.19%) Oracle Database
4 5 (2.99%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (2.99%) Relational Database
5 4 (2.40%) NoSQL
5 4 (2.40%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (1.80%) MongoDB
7 2 (1.20%) RDBMS
8 1 (0.60%) Ingres
8 1 (0.60%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.60%) DB2
8 1 (0.60%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.60%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 33 (19.76%) Subversion
2 27 (16.17%) Git (software)
3 12 (7.19%) QuickTest Pro
3 12 (7.19%) LoadRunner
4 10 (5.99%) Introscope
5 7 (4.19%) JUnit
5 7 (4.19%) Selenium
6 6 (3.59%) Maven
7 5 (2.99%) Eclipse
8 4 (2.40%) TeamCity
8 4 (2.40%) JBehave
8 4 (2.40%) Ant
9 3 (1.80%) Visual Studio
9 3 (1.80%) CruiseControl
9 3 (1.80%) JIRA
9 3 (1.80%) Oracle APEX
9 3 (1.80%) Fiddler
9 3 (1.80%) Gradle
9 3 (1.80%) Jenkins
9 3 (1.80%) Hudson
General
1 18 (10.78%) Telecoms
2 13 (7.78%) Military
3 9 (5.39%) Finance
4 4 (2.40%) Marketing
4 4 (2.40%) Retail
5 2 (1.20%) Billing
5 2 (1.20%) Back Office
5 2 (1.20%) Legal
5 2 (1.20%) Manufacturing
5 2 (1.20%) Electronics
6 1 (0.60%) Aerospace
6 1 (0.60%) Games
Job Titles
1 69 (41.32%) Developer
2 21 (12.57%) iOS Developer
3 18 (10.78%) Mobile Developer
4 17 (10.18%) Analyst
5 14 (8.38%) Administrator
6 13 (7.78%) Java Developer
7 9 (5.39%) Architect
7 9 (5.39%) JavaScript Developer
8 8 (4.79%) Test Analyst
8 8 (4.79%) Technical Architect
9 7 (4.19%) Tester
9 7 (4.19%) Software Engineer
10 6 (3.59%) Web Developer
11 5 (2.99%) Performance Tester
11 5 (2.99%) Consultant
12 4 (2.40%) Performance Test Analyst
12 4 (2.40%) Performance Analyst
12 4 (2.40%) Support Engineer
12 4 (2.40%) Applications Developer
12 4 (2.40%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (30.54%) HTML
2 44 (26.35%) RESTful
3 41 (24.55%) Web Services
4 39 (23.35%) XML
5 38 (22.75%) SOAP
6 36 (21.56%) CSS
7 34 (20.36%) .NET
8 23 (13.77%) ASP.NET
9 21 (12.57%) Cocoa
9 21 (12.57%) Cocoa Touch
10 17 (10.18%) JMS
11 16 (9.58%) REST
12 12 (7.19%) CSS3
12 12 (7.19%) HTML5
12 12 (7.19%) JSP
13 11 (6.59%) DOM
13 11 (6.59%) Middleware
14 10 (5.99%) Backbone.js
14 10 (5.99%) AngularJS
14 10 (5.99%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 25 (14.97%) iPhone
2 24 (14.37%) Mobile App
3 22 (13.17%) Client/Server
4 21 (12.57%) iPad
5 17 (10.18%) User Experience
5 17 (10.18%) Management Information System
6 16 (9.58%) Data Structures
7 12 (7.19%) Analytical Skills
8 6 (3.59%) Open Source
8 6 (3.59%) Smart Meter
9 4 (2.40%) Mathematics
9 4 (2.40%) Clustering
10 3 (1.80%) DTV
10 3 (1.80%) Web 2.0
11 2 (1.20%) Video on Demand
11 2 (1.20%) Streaming Media
11 2 (1.20%) IPTV
11 2 (1.20%) MPEG
12 1 (0.60%) CESG
12 1 (0.60%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (20.96%) UNIX
1 35 (20.96%) Windows
2 30 (17.96%) Linux
3 27 (16.17%) Apple iOS
4 15 (8.98%) Windows Server 2008
5 12 (7.19%) Windows Server 2003
6 11 (6.59%) Solaris
7 10 (5.99%) Windows 2000
7 10 (5.99%) Windows XP
8 4 (2.40%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 3 (1.80%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (1.20%) SUSE
10 2 (1.20%) HPUX
11 1 (0.60%) OS/400
11 1 (0.60%) FreeBSD
11 1 (0.60%) Debian
11 1 (0.60%) Ubuntu
11 1 (0.60%) CentOS
11 1 (0.60%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 59 (35.33%) Agile Software Development
2 34 (20.36%) Scrum
3 28 (16.77%) TDD
4 27 (16.17%) iOS Development
5 25 (14.97%) Continuous Integration
6 21 (12.57%) OO
7 20 (11.98%) Kanban
8 16 (9.58%) ITIL
8 16 (9.58%) SOA
8 16 (9.58%) Software Testing
9 14 (8.38%) Web Development
9 14 (8.38%) User Stories
9 14 (8.38%) UML
10 13 (7.78%) Performance Testing
11 11 (6.59%) Capacity Planning
12 10 (5.99%) Network Architecture
12 10 (5.99%) Performance Analysis
12 10 (5.99%) Migration
13 9 (5.39%) Change Control
14 8 (4.79%) SysML
Programming Languages
1 46 (27.54%) JavaScript
2 44 (26.35%) Java
3 31 (18.56%) SQL
4 27 (16.17%) Objective-C
5 13 (7.78%) PowerShell
6 12 (7.19%) PHP
7 11 (6.59%) Python
7 11 (6.59%) Shell Script
8 9 (5.39%) Perl
9 8 (4.79%) Bash Shell
9 8 (4.79%) VBScript
10 7 (4.19%) C++
11 6 (3.59%) C
12 5 (2.99%) T-SQL
13 4 (2.40%) Korn
13 4 (2.40%) Ruby
13 4 (2.40%) Jython
13 4 (2.40%) C#
13 4 (2.40%) PL/SQL
14 3 (1.80%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 36 (21.56%) Security Cleared
2 17 (10.18%) Degree
3 15 (8.98%) DV Cleared
3 15 (8.98%) SC Cleared
4 14 (8.38%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 12 (7.19%) ISTQB
6 7 (4.19%) Cisco Certification
7 6 (3.59%) ISEB
8 4 (2.40%) Microsoft Certification
9 3 (1.80%) CCNP
9 3 (1.80%) CCNA
9 3 (1.80%) BC Cleared
10 2 (1.20%) MCTS
10 2 (1.20%) MCITP
10 2 (1.20%) MCPD
10 2 (1.20%) JNCIA
10 2 (1.20%) JNCIS
10 2 (1.20%) JNCIP
10 2 (1.20%) MCSE
10 2 (1.20%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.80%) SLA
2 2 (1.20%) QA
3 1 (0.60%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (5.99%) Forefront TMG
2 2 (1.20%) Shibboleth
2 2 (1.20%) VMware ESXi
2 2 (1.20%) ProxySG
2 2 (1.20%) Snort
3 1 (0.60%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 12 (7.19%) HP Quality Center
2 10 (5.99%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
3 8 (4.79%) CA Wily
4 7 (4.19%) OpenView Configuration Management
5 2 (1.20%) nmon
5 2 (1.20%) FortiGate
5 2 (1.20%) Nagios
6 1 (0.60%) Puppet
6 1 (0.60%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 38 (22.75%) Oracle
2 22 (13.17%) Apple
3 19 (11.38%) IBM
4 17 (10.18%) Microsoft
4 17 (10.18%) HP
5 11 (6.59%) Cisco
6 9 (5.39%) Software AG
7 8 (4.79%) Clearswift
8 6 (3.59%) Juniper
8 6 (3.59%) Red Hat
9 5 (2.99%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (2.40%) FatWire
10 4 (2.40%) SAP
11 3 (1.80%) Dell
11 3 (1.80%) webMethods
11 3 (1.80%) F5
11 3 (1.80%) ServiceNow
12 2 (1.20%) Blue Coat
12 2 (1.20%) Sourcefire
12 2 (1.20%) CheckPoint
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