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 31 August 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
31 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 115 128 100
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -28
Contract jobs citing HTTP 31 14 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 0.92% 0.44% 0.36%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.84% 2.85% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 10 6
Average daily rate
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£410 £358 £373
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.68% -4.02%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £304 £181
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £415 £445
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.00% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £27.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.64 £50.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-32.72% +122.22%
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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
453 492 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the South West 13.38% 15.55% 12.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 250 297 136
Average daily rate £400 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £200 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £480 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 41 27 28
Average hourly rate £42.46 £22.50 £19.65
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+88.71% +14.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.75 £14.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.12 £134.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year
-4.33% -4.25%

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 31 August 2015.

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 31 August 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
Bristol - 9 £463 - 2
Wiltshire - 9 £300 - 3
Devon 0 6 £488 +54.76%
Gloucestershire -4 6 £410 +2.50% 7
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HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the South West

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 33 (55.00%) Linux
2 24 (40.00%) HTML
3 23 (38.33%) Configuration Management
3 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
4 19 (31.67%) Java
4 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
4 19 (31.67%) SOAP
5 18 (30.00%) SQL
6 17 (28.33%) CSS
7 16 (26.67%) Puppet
7 16 (26.67%) REST
8 14 (23.33%) UNIX
9 13 (21.67%) TCP/IP
9 13 (21.67%) Open Source
9 13 (21.67%) Relational Database
10 12 (20.00%) SSL
10 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 11 (18.33%) Migration
11 11 (18.33%) Apache
11 11 (18.33%) XML
11 11 (18.33%) Responsive Web Design
11 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
12 10 (16.67%) Subversion
12 10 (16.67%) Web Development
13 9 (15.00%) Web Design
13 9 (15.00%) Mac OS X
13 9 (15.00%) WebLogic
13 9 (15.00%) WebSphere
14 8 (13.33%) XPath
14 8 (13.33%) MongoDB

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the South West by Category

For the 6 months to 31 August 2015, 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 11 (18.33%) Apache
2 9 (15.00%) WebLogic
2 9 (15.00%) WebSphere
3 7 (11.67%) Liferay
4 6 (10.00%) WebSphere Portal
4 6 (10.00%) Tomcat
5 5 (8.33%) Node.js
6 2 (3.33%) nginx
6 2 (3.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 2 (3.33%) WebLogic Portal
6 2 (3.33%) CMS
6 2 (3.33%) LiveLink
7 1 (1.67%) IBM HTTP Server
7 1 (1.67%) Exchange Server 2003
7 1 (1.67%) MS Exchange
7 1 (1.67%) IIS
7 1 (1.67%) WebLogic Integration
7 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
7 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) Photoshop
1 2 (3.33%) MS Project
1 2 (3.33%) MS Office
1 2 (3.33%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
1 2 (3.33%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 3 (5.00%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 4 (6.67%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 13 (21.67%) TCP/IP
2 12 (20.00%) SSL
3 8 (13.33%) Internet
4 5 (8.33%) DNS
5 3 (5.00%) Firewall
5 3 (5.00%) DHCP
6 2 (3.33%) X.509
6 2 (3.33%) IPsec
6 2 (3.33%) HTTPS
6 2 (3.33%) VoIP
7 1 (1.67%) LDAP
7 1 (1.67%) Telnet
7 1 (1.67%) SAN
7 1 (1.67%) SSH
7 1 (1.67%) VLAN
7 1 (1.67%) NAS
7 1 (1.67%) Multicast
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (21.67%) Relational Database
2 8 (13.33%) MongoDB
2 8 (13.33%) DB2
3 6 (10.00%) Neo4j
4 4 (6.67%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.67%) MySQL
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (3.33%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.33%) RDBMS
6 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 2 (3.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.33%) SSDT
7 1 (1.67%) Big Data
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Discoverer
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Subversion
2 7 (11.67%) Git (software)
2 7 (11.67%) Jenkins
3 6 (10.00%) JIRA
4 2 (3.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (3.33%) Firebug
4 2 (3.33%) Appcelerator Titanium
5 1 (1.67%) Ant
5 1 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle APEX
5 1 (1.67%) Maven
General
1 4 (6.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 28 (46.67%) Developer
2 10 (16.67%) Java Developer
3 9 (15.00%) Web Engineer
4 6 (10.00%) Administrator
5 5 (8.33%) Web Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Systems Administrator
6 4 (6.67%) Linux Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Front-End Developer
7 3 (5.00%) JavaScript Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Software Engineer
7 3 (5.00%) Ruby Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Project Manager
8 2 (3.33%) Analyst
8 2 (3.33%) SQL Developer
8 2 (3.33%) UNIX Engineer
8 2 (3.33%) Web Administrator
8 2 (3.33%) Python Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Django Developer
8 2 (3.33%) Python/Django Developer
9 1 (1.67%) Embedded Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (40.00%) HTML
2 19 (31.67%) SOAP
3 17 (28.33%) CSS
4 16 (26.67%) REST
5 11 (18.33%) XML
6 8 (13.33%) XSLT
7 7 (11.67%) RESTful
8 6 (10.00%) JAX-RS
8 6 (10.00%) Struts
8 6 (10.00%) EJB
8 6 (10.00%) Hibernate
8 6 (10.00%) Ajax
9 5 (8.33%) Web Services
9 5 (8.33%) CSS3
9 5 (8.33%) Backbone.js
9 5 (8.33%) HTML5
10 4 (6.67%) XML Schema
11 3 (5.00%) WebSphere MQ
11 3 (5.00%) Ruby on Rails
11 3 (5.00%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 3 (5.00%) Visualisation
2 2 (3.33%) Embedded Systems
2 2 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 2 (3.33%) Device Driver
2 2 (3.33%) Grid Computing
2 2 (3.33%) Derivative
2 2 (3.33%) Wiki
3 1 (1.67%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 33 (55.00%) Linux
2 14 (23.33%) UNIX
3 9 (15.00%) Mac OS X
4 8 (13.33%) Windows
5 5 (8.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (6.67%) Solaris
6 4 (6.67%) Ubuntu
7 3 (5.00%) Android
8 2 (3.33%) Embedded Linux
8 2 (3.33%) AIX
8 2 (3.33%) Apple iOS
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Phone
8 2 (3.33%) Amazon Linux
9 1 (1.67%) Oracle Linux
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.67%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (38.33%) Configuration Management
2 13 (21.67%) Open Source
3 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (18.33%) Migration
4 11 (18.33%) Continuous Integration
4 11 (18.33%) Responsive Web Design
5 10 (16.67%) Web Development
6 9 (15.00%) Web Design
7 5 (8.33%) ETL
7 5 (8.33%) Project Management
7 5 (8.33%) ITIL
8 4 (6.67%) PRINCE2
8 4 (6.67%) Content Management
9 3 (5.00%) Software Engineering
9 3 (5.00%) Service Management
9 3 (5.00%) Service Delivery
9 3 (5.00%) Data Migration
10 2 (3.33%) Information Assurance
10 2 (3.33%) Test Strategy
10 2 (3.33%) Root Cause Analysis
Programming Languages
1 19 (31.67%) Java
1 19 (31.67%) JavaScript
2 18 (30.00%) SQL
3 8 (13.33%) XQuery
3 8 (13.33%) XPath
4 6 (10.00%) C
5 5 (8.33%) PHP
5 5 (8.33%) Python
6 4 (6.67%) C++
7 3 (5.00%) Perl
7 3 (5.00%) Ruby
7 3 (5.00%) Scala
8 2 (3.33%) Tcl
8 2 (3.33%) C#
8 2 (3.33%) T-SQL
9 1 (1.67%) Objective-C
9 1 (1.67%) Jython
9 1 (1.67%) Korn
9 1 (1.67%) Embedded C
Qualifications
1 23 (38.33%) Security Cleared
2 7 (11.67%) SC Cleared
3 3 (5.00%) DV Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (3.33%) APMP
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.67%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (5.00%) ISO 9001
1 3 (5.00%) ISO 14001
2 1 (1.67%) QA
System Software
1 4 (6.67%) iptables
2 2 (3.33%) vCloud
2 2 (3.33%) Varnish
3 1 (1.67%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (1.67%) NFS
3 1 (1.67%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.67%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.67%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (26.67%) Puppet
2 6 (10.00%) Nagios
3 4 (6.67%) Ganglia
4 3 (5.00%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (5.00%) Ansible
4 3 (5.00%) logstash
4 3 (5.00%) ZABBIX
5 1 (1.67%) CA Spectrum
5 1 (1.67%) Zenoss
5 1 (1.67%) WSUS
Vendors
1 8 (13.33%) IBM
2 7 (11.67%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (8.33%) Oracle
5 2 (3.33%) Cisco
5 2 (3.33%) Appcelerator
6 1 (1.67%) SAP
6 1 (1.67%) Siebel
6 1 (1.67%) Dell
6 1 (1.67%) Juniper
6 1 (1.67%) BMC
6 1 (1.67%) CA
6 1 (1.67%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.67%) VMware
6 1 (1.67%) Splunk
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