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 6 July 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
6 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 164 133 146
Rank change year-on-year
-31 +13
Contract jobs citing HTTP 93 113 88
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 1.02% 1.26% 1.06%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.42% 6.53% 5.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 58 50 51
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£400 £350 £353
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% -0.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £343 £220 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £426 £438
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 1 5
Average hourly rate £45.00 £42.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +88.88%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.30 £42.50 £13.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £42.50 £36.08
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £22.60
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +88.09%
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
1717 1730 1536
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South East 18.75% 19.31% 18.51%
Number of daily rates quoted 843 752 647
Average daily rate £375 £330 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.63% -5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £230 £195 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £463 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £330 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.03% +3.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 124 93 162
Average hourly rate £27.00 £17.50 £25.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+54.28% -31.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.75 £13.00 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.50 £42.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.75 £19.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -24.00%

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 6 July 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
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 6 July 2015.

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 6 July 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 -14 27 £398 +52.88% 29
West Sussex - 19 £513 - 3
Hampshire -27 17 £380 +1.33% 21
Oxfordshire -11 12 £400 - 9
Buckinghamshire +3 9 £410 - 3
Surrey +2 5 £438 +34.61% 13
East Sussex - 1 - - 7
Middlesex - 1 £370 - 2
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South East

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 73 (35.78%) HTML
2 68 (33.33%) XML
3 65 (31.86%) Linux
4 63 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
5 62 (30.39%) Java
6 61 (29.90%) JavaScript
7 57 (27.94%) TCP/IP
8 56 (27.45%) Windows
9 54 (26.47%) CSS
10 46 (22.55%) Web Services
11 41 (20.10%) UNIX
12 40 (19.61%) SOAP
12 40 (19.61%) RESTful
13 38 (18.63%) DNS
14 36 (17.65%) TDD
14 36 (17.65%) Firewall
14 36 (17.65%) Git (software)
15 34 (16.67%) Web Development
16 33 (16.18%) SSL
16 33 (16.18%) SMTP
17 31 (15.20%) Cisco
18 30 (14.71%) VPN
18 30 (14.71%) SQL
19 29 (14.22%) Oracle
19 29 (14.22%) Scrum
20 27 (13.24%) MS Visio
21 26 (12.75%) JSON
21 26 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
22 25 (12.25%) JMS
22 25 (12.25%) LAN

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South East by Category

For the 6 months to 6 July 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 (10.29%) WebSphere
2 18 (8.82%) WebSphere Application Server
2 18 (8.82%) Apache
3 14 (6.86%) Tomcat
4 13 (6.37%) JBoss
5 10 (4.90%) Confluence
6 9 (4.41%) WebLogic
7 7 (3.43%) IIS
8 4 (1.96%) BizTalk Server
8 4 (1.96%) Adobe Experience Manager
8 4 (1.96%) IBM HTTP Server
9 3 (1.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 2 (0.98%) Apache Solr
11 1 (0.49%) nginx
11 1 (0.49%) WebLogic Portal
11 1 (0.49%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 27 (13.24%) MS Visio
2 14 (6.86%) MS Excel
3 8 (3.92%) MS Office
4 7 (3.43%) MS PowerPoint
5 4 (1.96%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (0.49%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 11 (5.39%) Amazon AWS
2 4 (1.96%) SaaS
3 2 (0.98%) PaaS
4 1 (0.49%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 57 (27.94%) TCP/IP
2 38 (18.63%) DNS
3 36 (17.65%) Firewall
4 33 (16.18%) SSL
4 33 (16.18%) SMTP
5 30 (14.71%) VPN
6 25 (12.25%) LAN
7 24 (11.76%) WAN
8 23 (11.27%) HTTPS
9 22 (10.78%) MPLS
10 20 (9.80%) FTP
11 18 (8.82%) Internet
12 11 (5.39%) SSH
12 11 (5.39%) Intrusion Detection
13 7 (3.43%) Network Security
14 6 (2.94%) Wireshark
14 6 (2.94%) Intranet
14 6 (2.94%) IPsec
14 6 (2.94%) Skype
15 4 (1.96%) 4G
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (11.76%) SQL Server
2 23 (11.27%) MySQL
3 14 (6.86%) DB2
3 14 (6.86%) Big Data
4 13 (6.37%) Relational Database
5 5 (2.45%) MongoDB
6 4 (1.96%) NoSQL
7 2 (0.98%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (0.49%) InterSystems Cache
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 11g
8 1 (0.49%) SQLite
8 1 (0.49%) HBase
8 1 (0.49%) Redis
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database 12c
8 1 (0.49%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 36 (17.65%) Git (software)
2 24 (11.76%) Subversion
3 15 (7.35%) JIRA
3 15 (7.35%) Jenkins
4 14 (6.86%) Visual Studio
5 8 (3.92%) Maven
6 7 (3.43%) Introscope
7 6 (2.94%) JUnit
8 5 (2.45%) Ant
8 5 (2.45%) Team Foundation Server
9 3 (1.47%) Selenium
9 3 (1.47%) JMeter
9 3 (1.47%) SoapUI
10 2 (0.98%) LoadRunner
10 2 (0.98%) Fiddler
11 1 (0.49%) WebDriver
11 1 (0.49%) Valgrind
11 1 (0.49%) Cucumber
11 1 (0.49%) GCC
11 1 (0.49%) XMLSpy
General
1 17 (8.33%) Back Office
2 16 (7.84%) Finance
3 12 (5.88%) Telecoms
4 5 (2.45%) Publishing
4 5 (2.45%) Retail
4 5 (2.45%) Marketing
5 4 (1.96%) Financial Institution
5 4 (1.96%) Front Office
6 2 (0.98%) Billing
7 1 (0.49%) Banking
Job Titles
1 90 (44.12%) Developer
2 21 (10.29%) Java Developer
3 18 (8.82%) Analyst
4 14 (6.86%) Support Engineer
4 14 (6.86%) JavaScript Developer
5 13 (6.37%) Architect
6 12 (5.88%) Infrastructure Architect
7 11 (5.39%) iOS Developer
8 10 (4.90%) Senior Developer
9 9 (4.41%) Software Engineer
9 9 (4.41%) Infrastructure Manager
10 8 (3.92%) Consultant
11 7 (3.43%) Author
11 7 (3.43%) Technical Author
11 7 (3.43%) Scala Developer
12 6 (2.94%) Web Developer
12 6 (2.94%) Administrator
12 6 (2.94%) Technical Manager
12 6 (2.94%) Security Specialist
12 6 (2.94%) Network Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 73 (35.78%) HTML
2 68 (33.33%) XML
3 54 (26.47%) CSS
4 46 (22.55%) Web Services
5 40 (19.61%) SOAP
5 40 (19.61%) RESTful
6 26 (12.75%) JSON
7 25 (12.25%) JMS
8 23 (11.27%) AngularJS
9 22 (10.78%) CSS3
9 22 (10.78%) JDBC
10 21 (10.29%) HTML5
11 19 (9.31%) .NET
12 17 (8.33%) J2EE
12 17 (8.33%) Middleware
12 17 (8.33%) Spring
12 17 (8.33%) REST
12 17 (8.33%) jQuery
13 15 (7.35%) WebSphere MQ
14 14 (6.86%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 16 (7.84%) Mobile App
2 15 (7.35%) User Experience
3 14 (6.86%) Client/Server
3 14 (6.86%) PKI
3 14 (6.86%) DataPower
4 13 (6.37%) Visualisation
5 12 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 10 (4.90%) Management Information System
7 9 (4.41%) Data Centre
8 8 (3.92%) iPad
8 8 (3.92%) iPhone
9 7 (3.43%) Clustering
9 7 (3.43%) Data Structures
10 5 (2.45%) Device Driver
11 4 (1.96%) TRADACOMS
12 3 (1.47%) Web 2.0
12 3 (1.47%) CESG
13 2 (0.98%) Cryptography
13 2 (0.98%) SecurID
13 2 (0.98%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 65 (31.86%) Linux
2 56 (27.45%) Windows
3 41 (20.10%) UNIX
4 21 (10.29%) Windows 7
5 12 (5.88%) Mac OS X
6 11 (5.39%) Apple iOS
7 9 (4.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (4.41%) Solaris
8 8 (3.92%) AIX
9 6 (2.94%) CentOS
10 5 (2.45%) Android
11 4 (1.96%) Ubuntu
12 3 (1.47%) Debian
12 3 (1.47%) FreeBSD
13 2 (0.98%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 1 (0.49%) Embedded Linux
14 1 (0.49%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 63 (30.88%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (17.65%) TDD
3 34 (16.67%) Web Development
4 29 (14.22%) Scrum
5 26 (12.75%) Continuous Integration
6 23 (11.27%) OO
6 23 (11.27%) Configuration Management
7 17 (8.33%) High Availability
8 16 (7.84%) Project Management
8 16 (7.84%) Web Design
8 16 (7.84%) BDD
9 15 (7.35%) Responsive Web Design
10 14 (6.86%) User Stories
11 13 (6.37%) Low Latency
11 13 (6.37%) Open Source
12 12 (5.88%) UML
13 11 (5.39%) Software Engineering
13 11 (5.39%) iOS Development
13 11 (5.39%) Continuous Improvement
14 10 (4.90%) Garbage Collection
Programming Languages
1 62 (30.39%) Java
2 61 (29.90%) JavaScript
3 30 (14.71%) SQL
4 21 (10.29%) C#
5 18 (8.82%) Python
5 18 (8.82%) Scala
6 14 (6.86%) C++
7 12 (5.88%) PHP
7 12 (5.88%) C
8 11 (5.39%) Objective-C
9 9 (4.41%) Jython
9 9 (4.41%) Perl
10 7 (3.43%) Bash Shell
11 6 (2.94%) Shell Script
12 5 (2.45%) VB.NET
13 4 (1.96%) ActionScript
13 4 (1.96%) ActionScript 2.0
13 4 (1.96%) Korn
13 4 (1.96%) Groovy
13 4 (1.96%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 10 (4.90%) Degree
2 8 (3.92%) Security Cleared
2 8 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
3 7 (3.43%) SC Cleared
4 6 (2.94%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
4 6 (2.94%) MCITP
4 6 (2.94%) Microsoft Certification
4 6 (2.94%) CCNA
4 6 (2.94%) CISSP
5 4 (1.96%) RHCE
5 4 (1.96%) GCIA
5 4 (1.96%) GCIH
5 4 (1.96%) CCSE
6 3 (1.47%) DV Cleared
7 2 (0.98%) IBM Certification
7 2 (0.98%) CCSA
7 2 (0.98%) HND
7 2 (0.98%) CCNP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (2.94%) PCI DSS
2 5 (2.45%) COBIT
3 4 (1.96%) COSO
4 3 (1.47%) QA
5 2 (0.98%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 1 (0.49%) SLA
System Software
1 22 (10.78%) Active Directory
2 11 (5.39%) VMware Infrastructure
3 7 (3.43%) Snort
4 4 (1.96%) Postfix
4 4 (1.96%) SpamAssassin
5 3 (1.47%) qmail
6 2 (0.98%) ProxySG
7 1 (0.49%) Oracle RAC
7 1 (0.49%) Firmware
Systems Management
1 5 (2.45%) CA Wily
2 4 (1.96%) SELinux
3 3 (1.47%) Opscode Chef
3 3 (1.47%) Puppet
4 2 (0.98%) FortiGate
5 1 (0.49%) Nagios
5 1 (0.49%) Oracle RMAN
5 1 (0.49%) WebInspect
5 1 (0.49%) Data Guard
5 1 (0.49%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 31 (15.20%) Cisco
2 29 (14.22%) Oracle
3 25 (12.25%) CheckPoint
4 24 (11.76%) IBM
5 22 (10.78%) Microsoft
6 12 (5.88%) VMware
7 11 (5.39%) Apple
8 10 (4.90%) Progress
9 9 (4.41%) Salesforce.com
10 4 (1.96%) McAfee
11 3 (1.47%) Adobe
11 3 (1.47%) Sourcefire
11 3 (1.47%) WSO2
12 2 (0.98%) AppDynamics
12 2 (0.98%) F5
12 2 (0.98%) Symantec
12 2 (0.98%) Blue Coat
12 2 (0.98%) Brocade
12 2 (0.98%) IronPort
12 2 (0.98%) Foundry
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