The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the South West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 133 97 122
Rank change year-on-year
-36 +25
Contract jobs citing HTTP 15 7 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.45% 0.31% 0.46%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 2.71% 2.72% 3.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 5 5
Average daily rate
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£325 £305 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £360 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £26.25 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+90.47% -38.23%
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 West region.

Communications & Networking Category
South West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
553 257 427
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 16.62% 11.49% 13.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 348 134 185
Average daily rate £363 £290 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+25.00% -22.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £175 £208
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £458 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 32 61
Average hourly rate £25.00 £24.50 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.04% -2.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.65 £13.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £120.00 £40.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £24.97
% change year-on-year
- -9.89%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

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

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in the South West

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in the South West

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

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in the South West

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the South West region over the 3 months to 19 September 2014.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in the South West

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

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

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in the South West

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in the South West

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 West region over the 3 months to 19 September 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
Gloucestershire - 6 £400 - 2
Devon -19 5 £315 +68.44%
Somerset - 2 £413 - 1
Bristol - 1 £325 - 5
Cornwall - - - -
Dorset - - - - 2
Wiltshire - - - - 1
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 21 (65.63%) Linux
2 18 (56.25%) DNS
3 17 (53.13%) Perl
4 16 (50.00%) SSL
4 16 (50.00%) Load Balancing
4 16 (50.00%) F5
5 15 (46.88%) Cisco
5 15 (46.88%) Juniper
5 15 (46.88%) Internet
5 15 (46.88%) LDAP
6 14 (43.75%) SMTP
6 14 (43.75%) LPIC
6 14 (43.75%) Squid
6 14 (43.75%) CCENT
6 14 (43.75%) Zenoss
7 12 (37.50%) ITIL
8 10 (31.25%) qmail
9 7 (21.88%) XML
10 6 (18.75%) SQL
10 6 (18.75%) Oracle
11 5 (15.63%) Scrum
11 5 (15.63%) VMware
11 5 (15.63%) Subversion
11 5 (15.63%) IIS
11 5 (15.63%) Java
11 5 (15.63%) Apache
11 5 (15.63%) Tomcat
11 5 (15.63%) REST
12 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
12 4 (12.50%) Computer Security

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the South West 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 5 (15.63%) IIS
1 5 (15.63%) Apache
1 5 (15.63%) Tomcat
2 3 (9.38%) WebSphere
3 2 (6.25%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (3.13%) WebSphere Process Server
4 1 (3.13%) SharePoint
4 1 (3.13%) WebLogic
4 1 (3.13%) MS Exchange
4 1 (3.13%) Oracle Service Bus
Business Applications
1 1 (3.13%) SAP Oil and Gas
Communications & Networking
1 18 (56.25%) DNS
2 16 (50.00%) SSL
3 15 (46.88%) Internet
3 15 (46.88%) LDAP
4 14 (43.75%) SMTP
5 4 (12.50%) Firewall
6 3 (9.38%) IPsec
6 3 (9.38%) HTTPS
6 3 (9.38%) DHCP
6 3 (9.38%) LAN
7 2 (6.25%) TCP/IP
7 2 (6.25%) Broadband
7 2 (6.25%) SAN
8 1 (3.13%) BIG-IP
8 1 (3.13%) VPN
8 1 (3.13%) WAN
8 1 (3.13%) NAS
8 1 (3.13%) iSCSI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (9.38%) MySQL
1 3 (9.38%) SQL Server
1 3 (9.38%) Oracle Database
2 1 (3.13%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (3.13%) Oracle Database 11g
2 1 (3.13%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (15.63%) Subversion
2 4 (12.50%) Git (software)
3 3 (9.38%) JUnit
4 2 (6.25%) NuGet
4 2 (6.25%) NUnit
4 2 (6.25%) ReSharper
5 1 (3.13%) JMeter
5 1 (3.13%) Selenium
5 1 (3.13%) LoadRunner
5 1 (3.13%) Eclipse
5 1 (3.13%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 1 (3.13%) Talend Open Studio
5 1 (3.13%) TestNG
5 1 (3.13%) EasyMock
5 1 (3.13%) WebDriver
5 1 (3.13%) Mockito
5 1 (3.13%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (9.38%) Finance
2 2 (6.25%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.13%) Electronics
3 1 (3.13%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.13%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (56.25%) Administrator
1 18 (56.25%) Linux Administrator
2 15 (46.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 15 (46.88%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (18.75%) Developer
4 3 (9.38%) Test Engineer
4 3 (9.38%) Web Administrator
5 2 (6.25%) Java Developer
5 2 (6.25%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.25%) Linux Support
5 2 (6.25%) Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.13%) Web Developer
6 1 (3.13%) Performance Tester
6 1 (3.13%) Software Test Engineer
6 1 (3.13%) Technical Specialist
6 1 (3.13%) Perl Developer
6 1 (3.13%) UNIX Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (21.88%) XML
2 5 (15.63%) REST
3 4 (12.50%) Web Services
4 3 (9.38%) JSON
4 3 (9.38%) SOAP
4 3 (9.38%) CSS
4 3 (9.38%) .NET
4 3 (9.38%) HTML
4 3 (9.38%) JMS
4 3 (9.38%) Ajax
4 3 (9.38%) HTML5
4 3 (9.38%) CSS3
5 2 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (6.25%) Ninject
5 2 (6.25%) jQuery
5 2 (6.25%) WSDL
5 2 (6.25%) XSD
5 2 (6.25%) Spring
6 1 (3.13%) Hibernate
6 1 (3.13%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 2 (6.25%) User Experience
1 2 (6.25%) Open Source
1 2 (6.25%) N-Tier
1 2 (6.25%) Clustering
2 1 (3.13%) Replication
2 1 (3.13%) CESG
2 1 (3.13%) DTV
2 1 (3.13%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 21 (65.63%) Linux
2 2 (6.25%) Solaris
2 2 (6.25%) UNIX
3 1 (3.13%) Debian
3 1 (3.13%) Ubuntu
3 1 (3.13%) Windows
3 1 (3.13%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (50.00%) Load Balancing
2 12 (37.50%) ITIL
3 5 (15.63%) Scrum
4 4 (12.50%) Computer Security
5 3 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (9.38%) TDD
5 3 (9.38%) OO
5 3 (9.38%) Integration Testing
5 3 (9.38%) DevOps
6 2 (6.25%) User Stories
6 2 (6.25%) Test Automation
6 2 (6.25%) E-Commerce
6 2 (6.25%) SOA
6 2 (6.25%) UML
6 2 (6.25%) TOGAF
6 2 (6.25%) Software Engineering
6 2 (6.25%) SysML
6 2 (6.25%) MVC
7 1 (3.13%) Migration
7 1 (3.13%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 17 (53.13%) Perl
2 6 (18.75%) SQL
3 5 (15.63%) Java
4 4 (12.50%) Python
5 3 (9.38%) Bash Shell
6 2 (6.25%) JavaScript
6 2 (6.25%) C
6 2 (6.25%) C#
7 1 (3.13%) XPath
7 1 (3.13%) C++
7 1 (3.13%) PHP
7 1 (3.13%) Erlang
7 1 (3.13%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 14 (43.75%) LPIC
1 14 (43.75%) CCENT
2 4 (12.50%) Security Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 2 (6.25%) BC Cleared
4 1 (3.13%) CCNA
4 1 (3.13%) Cisco Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (9.38%) QA
System Software
1 14 (43.75%) Squid
2 10 (31.25%) qmail
3 1 (3.13%) NFS
3 1 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 14 (43.75%) Zenoss
2 1 (3.13%) OpenView
Vendors
1 16 (50.00%) F5
2 15 (46.88%) Cisco
2 15 (46.88%) Juniper
3 6 (18.75%) Oracle
4 5 (15.63%) VMware
5 2 (6.25%) IBM
5 2 (6.25%) Red Hat
6 1 (3.13%) CheckPoint
6 1 (3.13%) Kofax
6 1 (3.13%) KANA
6 1 (3.13%) JBoss
6 1 (3.13%) SAP
6 1 (3.13%) Sun
6 1 (3.13%) HP
6 1 (3.13%) Dell
6 1 (3.13%) Software AG
6 1 (3.13%) SolarWinds
6 1 (3.13%) Talend
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