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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 159 163 140
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -23
Contract jobs citing HTTP 107 72 94
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.09% 0.80% 1.18%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.38% 4.51% 6.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 35 51
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £261 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £458 £475 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 8
Average hourly rate £47.50 £45.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% +50.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £28.75 £29.80
% change year-on-year
+65.21% -3.50%
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
1988 1595 1566
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.20% 17.63% 19.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 661 610
Average daily rate £340 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £180 £175 £180
10% offered a daily rate of more than £488 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 97 142 154
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.00 £13.50 £11.38
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £55.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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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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
Berkshire +29 55 £398 -6.47% 21
Hampshire -11 27 £400 - 15
Surrey +3 13 £325 -18.75% 16
Buckinghamshire +2 8 £371 -21.84% 3
East Sussex -5 1 £325 - 9
Oxfordshire -17 1 - - 8
Middlesex - 1 - - 10
West Sussex - - - - 2
Kent - - - - 3
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 51 (31.88%) Linux
2 47 (29.38%) HTML
3 45 (28.13%) Windows
4 44 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
5 41 (25.63%) Java
6 39 (24.38%) TCP/IP
7 38 (23.75%) DNS
8 36 (22.50%) SOAP
9 35 (21.88%) JavaScript
10 34 (21.25%) Web Services
10 34 (21.25%) UNIX
11 33 (20.63%) RESTful
12 32 (20.00%) XML
13 27 (16.88%) SSL
13 27 (16.88%) SMTP
14 26 (16.25%) Microsoft
14 26 (16.25%) SQL
14 26 (16.25%) Oracle
14 26 (16.25%) CSS
15 24 (15.00%) IBM
16 23 (14.38%) Internet
16 23 (14.38%) TDD
17 22 (13.75%) Firewall
17 22 (13.75%) OO
18 21 (13.13%) .NET
18 21 (13.13%) C#
19 20 (12.50%) FTP
19 20 (12.50%) Telecoms
20 19 (11.88%) Apache
20 19 (11.88%) WebSphere

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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 19 (11.88%) Apache
1 19 (11.88%) WebSphere
2 17 (10.63%) WebSphere Application Server
3 8 (5.00%) WebLogic
4 7 (4.38%) IIS
4 7 (4.38%) Adobe CQ
5 6 (3.75%) IBM HTTP Server
6 5 (3.13%) CMS
6 5 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
6 5 (3.13%) Tomcat
6 5 (3.13%) SharePoint
7 2 (1.25%) JBoss
7 2 (1.25%) Drupal
8 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 17 (10.63%) MS Visio
2 12 (7.50%) MS Office
3 11 (6.88%) MS Excel
4 7 (4.38%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (1.25%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 39 (24.38%) TCP/IP
2 38 (23.75%) DNS
3 27 (16.88%) SMTP
3 27 (16.88%) SSL
4 23 (14.38%) Internet
5 22 (13.75%) Firewall
6 20 (12.50%) FTP
7 18 (11.25%) VPN
7 18 (11.25%) LAN
7 18 (11.25%) WAN
8 17 (10.63%) HTTPS
9 12 (7.50%) MPLS
10 10 (6.25%) LDAP
11 9 (5.63%) SSH
12 8 (5.00%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (4.38%) Wireshark
14 6 (3.75%) 4G
14 6 (3.75%) 3G
15 5 (3.13%) GPRS
15 5 (3.13%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (9.38%) SQL Server
2 13 (8.13%) MySQL
3 11 (6.88%) DB2
4 6 (3.75%) MongoDB
4 6 (3.75%) NoSQL
4 6 (3.75%) Oracle Database
5 5 (3.13%) Big Data
6 4 (2.50%) PostgreSQL
7 3 (1.88%) Data Warehouse
8 2 (1.25%) Relational Database
9 1 (0.63%) MariaDB
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 12c
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (0.63%) InterSystems Cache
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Database 11g
9 1 (0.63%) SQLite
9 1 (0.63%) Hadoop
Development Applications
1 17 (10.63%) Visual Studio
2 13 (8.13%) Team Foundation Server
3 11 (6.88%) Introscope
4 10 (6.25%) Subversion
4 10 (6.25%) Git (software)
5 6 (3.75%) JIRA
6 4 (2.50%) JUnit
7 3 (1.88%) Maven
8 2 (1.25%) Ant
8 2 (1.25%) XMLSpy
8 2 (1.25%) Fiddler
9 1 (0.63%) JMeter
9 1 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (0.63%) Eclipse
9 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
9 1 (0.63%) Selenium
9 1 (0.63%) Valgrind
9 1 (0.63%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.63%) GCC
9 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
General
1 20 (12.50%) Telecoms
2 15 (9.38%) Finance
3 13 (8.13%) Back Office
4 6 (3.75%) Retail
5 4 (2.50%) Marketing
5 4 (2.50%) Financial Institution
5 4 (2.50%) Front Office
6 3 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.25%) Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Billing
8 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 53 (33.13%) Developer
2 22 (13.75%) Analyst
3 13 (8.13%) JavaScript Developer
4 11 (6.88%) Support Engineer
5 10 (6.25%) Tester
5 10 (6.25%) iOS Developer
6 8 (5.00%) Java Developer
7 7 (4.38%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.38%) Business Analyst
7 7 (4.38%) Administrator
7 7 (4.38%) Author
7 7 (4.38%) Technical Author
8 6 (3.75%) WebSphere Engineer
8 6 (3.75%) Infrastructure Engineer
8 6 (3.75%) Agile Business Analyst
9 5 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.13%) Technical Tester
9 5 (3.13%) Architect
9 5 (3.13%) Project Manager
10 4 (2.50%) Infrastructure Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 47 (29.38%) HTML
2 36 (22.50%) SOAP
3 34 (21.25%) Web Services
4 33 (20.63%) RESTful
5 32 (20.00%) XML
6 26 (16.25%) CSS
7 21 (13.13%) .NET
8 16 (10.00%) WebSphere MQ
9 15 (9.38%) REST
10 13 (8.13%) CSS3
10 13 (8.13%) HTML5
11 12 (7.50%) Dojo
11 12 (7.50%) JMS
11 12 (7.50%) J2EE
12 11 (6.88%) .NET Framework
12 11 (6.88%) Backbone.js
12 11 (6.88%) AngularJS
13 10 (6.25%) Cocoa Touch
13 10 (6.25%) Cocoa
13 10 (6.25%) DOM
Miscellaneous
1 19 (11.88%) Mobile App
1 19 (11.88%) User Experience
2 13 (8.13%) Client/Server
3 9 (5.63%) PKI
4 8 (5.00%) iPhone
4 8 (5.00%) Management Information System
4 8 (5.00%) iPad
5 7 (4.38%) Analytical Skills
6 6 (3.75%) Data Structures
6 6 (3.75%) Web 2.0
7 5 (3.13%) DataPower
7 5 (3.13%) Clustering
8 4 (2.50%) CESG
8 4 (2.50%) Device Driver
8 4 (2.50%) EFT
9 3 (1.88%) AS400
9 3 (1.88%) iSeries
9 3 (1.88%) Open Source
10 2 (1.25%) Mainframe
11 1 (0.63%) 3D Graphics
Operating Systems
1 51 (31.88%) Linux
2 45 (28.13%) Windows
3 34 (21.25%) UNIX
4 15 (9.38%) Windows 7
5 11 (6.88%) Solaris
6 10 (6.25%) Apple iOS
7 7 (4.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (3.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 5 (3.13%) Android
9 5 (3.13%) CentOS
10 3 (1.88%) i5/OS
10 3 (1.88%) Windows XP
10 3 (1.88%) OS/400
11 2 (1.25%) AIX
11 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
11 2 (1.25%) FreeBSD
11 2 (1.25%) Debian
12 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
12 1 (0.63%) HPUX
12 1 (0.63%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 44 (27.50%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (14.38%) TDD
3 22 (13.75%) OO
4 18 (11.25%) Scrum
4 18 (11.25%) User Stories
5 16 (10.00%) Web Development
6 12 (7.50%) Continuous Improvement
6 12 (7.50%) Project Management
7 11 (6.88%) Continuous Integration
8 10 (6.25%) High Availability
8 10 (6.25%) UML
8 10 (6.25%) iOS Development
9 9 (5.63%) Kalman Filter
10 8 (5.00%) Data Modelling
10 8 (5.00%) MVC
10 8 (5.00%) Analytics
11 7 (4.38%) ITIL
11 7 (4.38%) Service Delivery
11 7 (4.38%) E-Commerce
12 6 (3.75%) SEO
Programming Languages
1 41 (25.63%) Java
2 35 (21.88%) JavaScript
3 26 (16.25%) SQL
4 21 (13.13%) C#
5 18 (11.25%) Python
6 12 (7.50%) PHP
7 11 (6.88%) Perl
7 11 (6.88%) Shell Script
7 11 (6.88%) Jython
8 10 (6.25%) Objective-C
9 8 (5.00%) C
9 8 (5.00%) PowerShell
10 7 (4.38%) Scala
10 7 (4.38%) Groovy
11 6 (3.75%) C++
11 6 (3.75%) PL/SQL
12 5 (3.13%) Bash Shell
13 4 (2.50%) ActionScript 2.0
13 4 (2.50%) Korn
13 4 (2.50%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 12 (7.50%) SC Cleared
1 12 (7.50%) Security Cleared
2 7 (4.38%) Degree
3 5 (3.13%) ISTQB
4 4 (2.50%) DV Cleared
4 4 (2.50%) ISEB
4 4 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 3 (1.88%) CISSP
5 3 (1.88%) RHCE
5 3 (1.88%) IBM Certification
6 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
6 2 (1.25%) GCIA
6 2 (1.25%) GCIH
7 1 (0.63%) CCSE
7 1 (0.63%) MCTS
7 1 (0.63%) MCITP
7 1 (0.63%) CCSA
7 1 (0.63%) PMP
7 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
7 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (1.88%) COBIT
2 2 (1.25%) PCI DSS
2 2 (1.25%) COSO
System Software
1 13 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.50%) Snort
3 3 (1.88%) Postfix
3 3 (1.88%) SpamAssassin
3 3 (1.88%) PowerHA
4 2 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
4 2 (1.25%) qmail
5 1 (0.63%) Oracle RAC
5 1 (0.63%) Firmware
5 1 (0.63%) Samba
5 1 (0.63%) VMware Workstation
5 1 (0.63%) ProxySG
5 1 (0.63%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 5 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
1 5 (3.13%) CA Wily
2 3 (1.88%) SELinux
2 3 (1.88%) Tivoli NetView
3 1 (0.63%) Nagios
3 1 (0.63%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (0.63%) WSUS
3 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
3 1 (0.63%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 26 (16.25%) Oracle
1 26 (16.25%) Microsoft
2 24 (15.00%) IBM
3 15 (9.38%) Cisco
4 12 (7.50%) CheckPoint
5 10 (6.25%) Apple
6 9 (5.63%) Salesforce.com
7 8 (5.00%) HP
8 6 (3.75%) Adobe
8 6 (3.75%) AppDynamics
9 5 (3.13%) Ektron
9 5 (3.13%) Red Hat
10 4 (2.50%) Remedy
10 4 (2.50%) Sybase
10 4 (2.50%) ServiceNow
10 4 (2.50%) VMware
10 4 (2.50%) Sourcefire
11 3 (1.88%) NetIQ
12 2 (1.25%) F5
12 2 (1.25%) McAfee
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