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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 163 179 144
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -35
Contract jobs citing HTTP 98 65 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.00% 0.72% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.83% 4.05% 4.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 53 27 40
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Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.82% +23.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £315 £234
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £400 £350
% change year-on-year
-3.12% +14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 10
Average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +5.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.40 £45.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 £45.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +50.00%
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
2030 1604 1561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 20.70% 17.82% 20.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 966 672 612
Average daily rate £350 £350 £316
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.67%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £207 £190 £185
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 108 133 152
Average hourly rate £36.00 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.65 £13.87 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £48.50 £57.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.33
% change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.27%

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 2 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 2 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 +33 54 £398 -6.47% 26
Hampshire -13 25 £340 -24.44% 9
Surrey +3 11 £325 +136.36% 24
Buckinghamshire -4 5 £388 -18.42% 6
Middlesex +5 1 - -
East Sussex -9 1 £325 - 6
Kent - - - - 5
Oxfordshire - - - - 5
West Sussex - - - - 4
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 2 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 53 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (28.13%) Linux
3 44 (27.50%) HTML
4 42 (26.25%) Java
4 42 (26.25%) SOAP
5 40 (25.00%) Windows
5 40 (25.00%) RESTful
6 36 (22.50%) Web Services
6 36 (22.50%) DNS
7 35 (21.88%) XML
8 34 (21.25%) UNIX
9 32 (20.00%) Scrum
10 31 (19.38%) JavaScript
10 31 (19.38%) TCP/IP
11 30 (18.75%) TDD
12 28 (17.50%) SQL
13 27 (16.88%) SMTP
14 26 (16.25%) SSL
14 26 (16.25%) Firewall
15 25 (15.63%) IBM
15 25 (15.63%) CSS
15 25 (15.63%) OO
16 24 (15.00%) Oracle
16 24 (15.00%) Internet
16 24 (15.00%) Mobile App
17 23 (14.38%) FTP
18 22 (13.75%) Microsoft
19 21 (13.13%) Apache
20 20 (12.50%) .NET
20 20 (12.50%) User Experience

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 2 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 21 (13.13%) Apache
2 19 (11.88%) WebSphere
3 18 (11.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 11 (6.88%) IIS
5 8 (5.00%) WebLogic
6 7 (4.38%) WebSphere Process Server
6 7 (4.38%) Adobe CQ
7 6 (3.75%) IBM HTTP Server
8 5 (3.13%) CMS
8 5 (3.13%) SharePoint 2010
8 5 (3.13%) SharePoint
9 4 (2.50%) Tomcat
10 2 (1.25%) JBoss
10 2 (1.25%) Drupal
11 1 (0.63%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 1 (0.63%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 15 (9.38%) MS Visio
2 11 (6.88%) MS Office
3 7 (4.38%) MS Excel
4 6 (3.75%) MS PowerPoint
5 1 (0.63%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.63%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 1 (0.63%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 36 (22.50%) DNS
2 31 (19.38%) TCP/IP
3 27 (16.88%) SMTP
4 26 (16.25%) SSL
4 26 (16.25%) Firewall
5 24 (15.00%) Internet
6 23 (14.38%) FTP
7 18 (11.25%) VPN
8 17 (10.63%) WAN
8 17 (10.63%) LAN
9 16 (10.00%) HTTPS
10 12 (7.50%) MPLS
11 8 (5.00%) LDAP
12 7 (4.38%) 3G
12 7 (4.38%) 4G
13 6 (3.75%) SSH
13 6 (3.75%) SMS
14 5 (3.13%) GPRS
14 5 (3.13%) GSM
14 5 (3.13%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (10.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (8.75%) MySQL
3 8 (5.00%) NoSQL
4 7 (4.38%) MongoDB
4 7 (4.38%) DB2
5 6 (3.75%) Oracle Database
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
Development Applications
1 16 (10.00%) Subversion
1 16 (10.00%) Git (software)
2 15 (9.38%) Visual Studio
3 13 (8.13%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (5.63%) Introscope
5 7 (4.38%) JIRA
6 3 (1.88%) JUnit
7 2 (1.25%) XMLSpy
8 1 (0.63%) Fiddler
8 1 (0.63%) Valgrind
8 1 (0.63%) GCC
8 1 (0.63%) Jenkins
8 1 (0.63%) Ant
8 1 (0.63%) Oracle Forms
8 1 (0.63%) LoadRunner
8 1 (0.63%) JMeter
8 1 (0.63%) NUnit
8 1 (0.63%) Maven
General
1 19 (11.88%) Telecoms
2 14 (8.75%) Back Office
3 13 (8.13%) Finance
4 7 (4.38%) Retail
5 4 (2.50%) Military
5 4 (2.50%) Marketing
5 4 (2.50%) Front Office
6 3 (1.88%) Financial Institution
6 3 (1.88%) Manufacturing
7 2 (1.25%) Banking
7 2 (1.25%) Billing
8 1 (0.63%) Retail Banking
8 1 (0.63%) Publishing
8 1 (0.63%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.63%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 53 (33.13%) Developer
2 22 (13.75%) Analyst
3 13 (8.13%) iOS Developer
4 11 (6.88%) JavaScript Developer
5 10 (6.25%) Tester
6 8 (5.00%) Business Analyst
6 8 (5.00%) Support Engineer
6 8 (5.00%) .NET Developer
7 7 (4.38%) Infrastructure Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) Software Engineer
7 7 (4.38%) Agile Business Analyst
8 6 (3.75%) Administrator
8 6 (3.75%) Author
8 6 (3.75%) Technical Author
8 6 (3.75%) WebSphere Engineer
8 6 (3.75%) Java Developer
9 5 (3.13%) Infrastructure Architect
9 5 (3.13%) Technical Tester
9 5 (3.13%) Architect
9 5 (3.13%) Project Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (27.50%) HTML
2 42 (26.25%) SOAP
3 40 (25.00%) RESTful
4 36 (22.50%) Web Services
5 35 (21.88%) XML
6 25 (15.63%) CSS
7 20 (12.50%) .NET
8 19 (11.88%) REST
9 16 (10.00%) Cocoa Touch
9 16 (10.00%) Cocoa
10 13 (8.13%) CSS3
10 13 (8.13%) HTML5
11 12 (7.50%) AngularJS
12 11 (6.88%) Backbone.js
12 11 (6.88%) Dojo
12 11 (6.88%) JMS
13 10 (6.25%) WebSphere MQ
13 10 (6.25%) Middleware
13 10 (6.25%) DOM
14 9 (5.63%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 24 (15.00%) Mobile App
2 20 (12.50%) User Experience
3 17 (10.63%) Client/Server
4 14 (8.75%) iPhone
4 14 (8.75%) iPad
5 11 (6.88%) Data Structures
6 9 (5.63%) Management Information System
7 7 (4.38%) Web 2.0
8 6 (3.75%) PKI
9 4 (2.50%) EFT
9 4 (2.50%) Analytical Skills
10 3 (1.88%) Clustering
10 3 (1.88%) AS400
10 3 (1.88%) Open Source
10 3 (1.88%) iSeries
11 2 (1.25%) Device Driver
11 2 (1.25%) CESG
11 2 (1.25%) Mainframe
12 1 (0.63%) Replication
12 1 (0.63%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 45 (28.13%) Linux
2 40 (25.00%) Windows
3 34 (21.25%) UNIX
4 16 (10.00%) Apple iOS
5 15 (9.38%) Windows 7
6 10 (6.25%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (5.00%) Solaris
8 6 (3.75%) Windows Server 2008
8 6 (3.75%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
9 5 (3.13%) Android
10 4 (2.50%) Windows Server 2012
11 3 (1.88%) i5/OS
11 3 (1.88%) Windows XP
11 3 (1.88%) OS/400
12 2 (1.25%) Windows Server 2003
12 2 (1.25%) CentOS
13 1 (0.63%) SUSE
13 1 (0.63%) Embedded Linux
13 1 (0.63%) Windows CE
13 1 (0.63%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 53 (33.13%) Agile Software Development
2 32 (20.00%) Scrum
3 30 (18.75%) TDD
4 25 (15.63%) OO
5 19 (11.88%) User Stories
6 16 (10.00%) iOS Development
6 16 (10.00%) Continuous Integration
7 15 (9.38%) Web Development
7 15 (9.38%) UML
8 12 (7.50%) ITIL
8 12 (7.50%) Project Management
9 11 (6.88%) E-Commerce
9 11 (6.88%) Kanban
9 11 (6.88%) Continuous Improvement
10 9 (5.63%) Software Engineering
10 9 (5.63%) SOA
11 8 (5.00%) Analytics
12 7 (4.38%) Kalman Filter
12 7 (4.38%) Pair Programming
12 7 (4.38%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 42 (26.25%) Java
2 31 (19.38%) JavaScript
3 28 (17.50%) SQL
4 16 (10.00%) C#
4 16 (10.00%) Objective-C
5 15 (9.38%) PowerShell
6 13 (8.13%) PHP
7 12 (7.50%) Python
8 11 (6.88%) Shell Script
9 10 (6.25%) Perl
10 9 (5.63%) C
10 9 (5.63%) Jython
11 8 (5.00%) Scala
11 8 (5.00%) Groovy
12 6 (3.75%) PL/SQL
13 5 (3.13%) ActionScript
13 5 (3.13%) ActionScript 2.0
14 3 (1.88%) Bash Shell
14 3 (1.88%) RPG
14 3 (1.88%) COBOL
Qualifications
1 15 (9.38%) Security Cleared
2 9 (5.63%) Degree
2 9 (5.63%) SC Cleared
3 6 (3.75%) DV Cleared
4 5 (3.13%) ISTQB
5 4 (2.50%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 4 (2.50%) ISEB
6 3 (1.88%) IBM Certification
7 2 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
7 2 (1.25%) VCP4
8 1 (0.63%) BC Cleared
8 1 (0.63%) PMP
8 1 (0.63%) PMI Certification
8 1 (0.63%) CISSP
8 1 (0.63%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (0.63%) MCSE
8 1 (0.63%) MCSA
8 1 (0.63%) CCNP
8 1 (0.63%) CCNA
8 1 (0.63%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (1.25%) COBIT
2 1 (0.63%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.63%) COSO
2 1 (0.63%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (8.13%) Active Directory
2 4 (2.50%) Forefront TMG
3 3 (1.88%) PowerHA
4 2 (1.25%) ProxySG
4 2 (1.25%) Snort
4 2 (1.25%) VMware Infrastructure
5 1 (0.63%) vSphere
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%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 5 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
2 3 (1.88%) CA Wily
2 3 (1.88%) Tivoli NetView
2 3 (1.88%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 2 (1.25%) FortiGate
4 1 (0.63%) Nagios
4 1 (0.63%) WSUS
4 1 (0.63%) Data Guard
Vendors
1 25 (15.63%) IBM
2 24 (15.00%) Oracle
3 22 (13.75%) Microsoft
4 16 (10.00%) Apple
5 15 (9.38%) Cisco
6 13 (8.13%) CheckPoint
7 9 (5.63%) Red Hat
8 8 (5.00%) Salesforce.com
8 8 (5.00%) Software AG
8 8 (5.00%) HP
9 6 (3.75%) Adobe
9 6 (3.75%) AppDynamics
10 5 (3.13%) Ektron
10 5 (3.13%) VMware
11 4 (2.50%) Remedy
11 4 (2.50%) Clearswift
11 4 (2.50%) ServiceNow
11 4 (2.50%) Sybase
12 3 (1.88%) NetIQ
12 3 (1.88%) F5
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