The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 170 190 200
Rank change year-on-year
+20 +10
Contract jobs citing HTTP 688 581 569
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 1.10% 0.98%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.37% 8.16% 6.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 389 380 335
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £345
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +8.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 14
Average hourly rate £50.00 £27.50 £30.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+81.81% -10.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.19 £17.53 £18.45
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £37.00 £46.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £45.00
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -50.00%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
8217 7116 8906
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.53% 13.50% 15.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3843 4029
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £220 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 441 414 695
Average hourly rate £21.88 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.35 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £38.15 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.21 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-3.05% -7.16%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend

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

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HTTP within the UK.

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in the UK

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HTTP within the UK.

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

HTTP
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 2014.

HTTP Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

HTTP
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the UK over the 3 months to 29 August 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
England +4 618 £400 -5.88% 445
London +16 377 £411 -8.61% 219
South East -11 93 £400 +6.66% 68
City of London +1 80 £425 -12.14% 95
Scotland +24 49 £375 -6.25% 22
Hampshire +10 44 £400 -5.88% 10
Berkshire +16 35 £375 - 28
East of England -13 33 £338 -20.58% 22
North West -6 24 £313 -16.66% 46
Glasgow +7 21 £375 - 8
West Midlands +4 20 £320 -5.18% 29
Yorkshire -24 20 £310 +3.33% 28
Edinburgh +2 19 £400 - 11
East Midlands +15 18 £430 +1.17% 15
West Yorkshire -2 16 £320 +6.66% 22
Reading +7 15 £375 -6.25% 13
Essex +4 14 £338 -48.07% 1
South West -29 14 £358 -4.02% 14
North East - 14 £325 - 4
Southampton -2 12 £378 -17.26% 1
Manchester -5 12 £306 -48.95% 26
Coventry 0 11 £320 - 4
Cheshire +3 10 £400 +6.66% 16
Leeds -7 9 £390 +30.00% 11
Nottinghamshire +26 8 - - 2
Nottingham +24 8 - - 2
Wales -6 8 £338 +12.50% 5
Cambridgeshire -9 8 £308 -27.64% 16
Hertfordshire -12 8 £263 +5.00% 3
South Wales -4 7 £325 +8.33% 2

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

1 510 (39.26%) Linux
2 508 (39.11%) Java
3 439 (33.80%) HTML
4 418 (32.18%) XML
5 370 (28.48%) JavaScript
6 332 (25.56%) UNIX
7 329 (25.33%) Web Services
8 279 (21.48%) SQL
9 273 (21.02%) REST
10 261 (20.09%) Oracle
11 254 (19.55%) TCP/IP
12 244 (18.78%) CSS
13 241 (18.55%) JSON
14 234 (18.01%) SSL
15 227 (17.47%) Git (software)
16 220 (16.94%) Windows
17 212 (16.32%) Subversion
18 206 (15.86%) SOAP
19 199 (15.32%) .NET
20 194 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
21 189 (14.55%) RESTful
22 188 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
23 183 (14.09%) TDD
24 182 (14.01%) Relational Database
25 180 (13.86%) DNS
25 180 (13.86%) Configuration Management
26 177 (13.63%) Python
27 176 (13.55%) Apache
28 162 (12.47%) Scrum
29 160 (12.32%) Web Development

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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
1 176 (13.55%) Apache
2 142 (10.93%) WebSphere
3 112 (8.62%) Tomcat
4 104 (8.01%) IIS
5 68 (5.23%) WebLogic
6 62 (4.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 52 (4.00%) WebSphere Application Server
8 45 (3.46%) Node.js
9 41 (3.16%) IBM HTTP Server
10 39 (3.00%) SharePoint
11 35 (2.69%) Jetty
12 29 (2.23%) Oracle Service Bus
13 27 (2.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 25 (1.92%) nginx
15 22 (1.69%) WebLogic Portal
16 19 (1.46%) SharePoint 2010
17 18 (1.39%) Adobe CQ
18 17 (1.31%) MQSeries
19 16 (1.23%) CMS
20 15 (1.15%) Confluence
Applications
1 48 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 26 (2.00%) MS Office
3 17 (1.31%) InfoPath
4 13 (1.00%) MS Visio
5 8 (0.62%) Doxygen
5 8 (0.62%) MS PowerPoint
6 5 (0.38%) Spreadsheet
6 5 (0.38%) Photoshop
6 5 (0.38%) MS Project
7 4 (0.31%) Final Cut Pro
8 2 (0.15%) GIMP
8 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.077%) Quicktime
9 1 (0.077%) SPSS
9 1 (0.077%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 39 (3.00%) Oracle EBS
2 23 (1.77%) Oracle BPM
3 15 (1.15%) Documaker
4 11 (0.85%) Oracle FAH
5 10 (0.77%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.38%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.38%) Oracle Retail
7 4 (0.31%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.23%) Dynamics CRM
8 3 (0.23%) RMDS
9 2 (0.15%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.15%) Magento
9 2 (0.15%) Oracle Payables
9 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
10 1 (0.077%) ION MarketView
10 1 (0.077%) osCommerce
10 1 (0.077%) Cognos Planning
10 1 (0.077%) SimCorp Dimension
10 1 (0.077%) BusinessWorks
10 1 (0.077%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.93%) PaaS
2 34 (2.62%) SaaS
3 30 (2.31%) Microsoft Azure
3 30 (2.31%) Cloud Computing
4 28 (2.16%) Amazon EC2
5 15 (1.15%) Google App Engine
6 14 (1.08%) Amazon AWS
7 7 (0.54%) Amazon S3
7 7 (0.54%) Force.com
8 6 (0.46%) Amazon ELB
8 6 (0.46%) Route 53
8 6 (0.46%) GitHub
9 4 (0.31%) Heroku
10 3 (0.23%) IaaS
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 254 (19.55%) TCP/IP
2 234 (18.01%) SSL
3 180 (13.86%) DNS
4 133 (10.24%) FTP
5 120 (9.24%) Internet
6 110 (8.47%) HTTPS
6 110 (8.47%) Firewall
7 67 (5.16%) SMTP
8 62 (4.77%) LDAP
9 57 (4.39%) DHCP
10 49 (3.77%) VPN
11 45 (3.46%) WAN
12 41 (3.16%) SSH
13 35 (2.69%) LAN
14 34 (2.62%) IPsec
15 25 (1.92%) SAN
16 22 (1.69%) Wireshark
17 21 (1.62%) NAS
18 20 (1.54%) Telnet
19 19 (1.46%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 182 (14.01%) Relational Database
2 130 (10.01%) SQL Server
3 117 (9.01%) MySQL
4 93 (7.16%) MongoDB
5 74 (5.70%) Oracle Database
6 50 (3.85%) Neo4j
7 49 (3.77%) NoSQL
8 43 (3.31%) Oracle Database 11g
9 32 (2.46%) SQL Server 2008
10 30 (2.31%) PostgreSQL
10 30 (2.31%) Oracle ODI
11 21 (1.62%) Redis
12 20 (1.54%) Apache Cassandra
13 19 (1.46%) Oracle BI EE
13 19 (1.46%) RDBMS
13 19 (1.46%) DB2
14 18 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
15 16 (1.23%) Azure SQL Database
15 16 (1.23%) Big Data
16 15 (1.15%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 227 (17.47%) Git (software)
2 212 (16.32%) Subversion
3 89 (6.85%) Jenkins
4 83 (6.39%) Selenium
5 78 (6.00%) Maven
6 62 (4.77%) JUnit
7 59 (4.54%) JIRA
8 49 (3.77%) Cucumber
9 47 (3.62%) LoadRunner
10 41 (3.16%) Hudson
11 38 (2.93%) Ant
12 35 (2.69%) WebDriver
13 33 (2.54%) Visual Studio
14 27 (2.08%) Eclipse
15 26 (2.00%) TeamCity
16 25 (1.92%) QuickTest Pro
16 25 (1.92%) Introscope
17 19 (1.46%) Fiddler
18 17 (1.31%) CruiseControl
18 17 (1.31%) WATIR
General
1 155 (11.93%) Finance
2 58 (4.46%) Telecoms
3 56 (4.31%) Retail
4 35 (2.69%) Banking
5 26 (2.00%) Financial Institution
6 21 (1.62%) Manufacturing
6 21 (1.62%) Billing
7 15 (1.15%) Games
8 14 (1.08%) Front Office
9 11 (0.85%) Military
10 10 (0.77%) Electronics
10 10 (0.77%) Marketing
11 8 (0.62%) Publishing
12 7 (0.54%) Investment Banking
13 4 (0.31%) Advertising
13 4 (0.31%) Legal
13 4 (0.31%) Back Office
14 3 (0.23%) Pharmaceutical
14 3 (0.23%) Automotive
15 2 (0.15%) Law
Job Titles
1 636 (48.96%) Developer
2 141 (10.85%) Java Developer
3 80 (6.16%) Analyst
4 73 (5.62%) Administrator
5 62 (4.77%) Architect
6 58 (4.46%) Software Engineer
7 56 (4.31%) Consultant
7 56 (4.31%) Senior Developer
7 56 (4.31%) Front-End Developer
8 52 (4.00%) Web Developer
9 46 (3.54%) iOS Developer
10 40 (3.08%) Tester
11 35 (2.69%) Systems Administrator
12 32 (2.46%) PHP Developer
13 31 (2.39%) C# Developer
14 29 (2.23%) Test Engineer
14 29 (2.23%) Test Analyst
15 28 (2.16%) DevOps Engineer
16 27 (2.08%) Network Engineer
16 27 (2.08%) Linux Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 439 (33.80%) HTML
2 418 (32.18%) XML
3 329 (25.33%) Web Services
4 273 (21.02%) REST
5 244 (18.78%) CSS
6 241 (18.55%) JSON
7 206 (15.86%) SOAP
8 199 (15.32%) .NET
9 189 (14.55%) RESTful
10 131 (10.08%) HTML5
11 127 (9.78%) jQuery
12 114 (8.78%) Middleware
13 107 (8.24%) ASP.NET
14 93 (7.16%) Spring
15 86 (6.62%) JMS
16 80 (6.16%) CSS3
17 79 (6.08%) Hibernate
18 75 (5.77%) J2EE
19 68 (5.23%) Ajax
20 65 (5.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 127 (9.78%) Open Source
2 55 (4.23%) Mobile App
3 50 (3.85%) Visualisation
4 47 (3.62%) Computer Science
5 34 (2.62%) Client/Server
6 31 (2.39%) iPhone
7 29 (2.23%) Management Information System
8 25 (1.92%) Clustering
9 22 (1.69%) Data Integration
10 21 (1.62%) iPad
11 20 (1.54%) PKI
12 16 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
13 15 (1.15%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 14 (1.08%) Firmware
14 14 (1.08%) Hedge funds
15 12 (0.92%) Animation
16 11 (0.85%) Streaming Media
16 11 (0.85%) FMCG
17 9 (0.69%) DataPower
17 9 (0.69%) Social Gaming
Operating Systems
1 510 (39.26%) Linux
2 332 (25.56%) UNIX
3 220 (16.94%) Windows
4 148 (11.39%) Mac OS X
5 67 (5.16%) Apple iOS
6 50 (3.85%) Android
6 50 (3.85%) Solaris
7 48 (3.70%) Windows Server 2003
8 46 (3.54%) Windows Server 2008
9 35 (2.69%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 22 (1.69%) Windows 2000
10 22 (1.69%) Windows XP
11 17 (1.31%) Ubuntu
12 16 (1.23%) AIX
13 12 (0.92%) Windows 7
14 10 (0.77%) HPUX
15 9 (0.69%) Debian
16 7 (0.54%) CentOS
17 6 (0.46%) SUSE
18 5 (0.38%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 194 (14.93%) Agile Software Development
2 188 (14.47%) Continuous Integration
3 183 (14.09%) TDD
4 180 (13.86%) Configuration Management
5 162 (12.47%) Scrum
6 160 (12.32%) Web Development
7 155 (11.93%) Responsive Web Design
8 149 (11.47%) Web Design
9 135 (10.39%) OO
10 104 (8.01%) Software Engineering
11 103 (7.93%) SOA
12 91 (7.01%) BDD
13 88 (6.77%) ITIL
13 88 (6.77%) MVC
14 82 (6.31%) Unit Testing
14 82 (6.31%) DevOps
15 79 (6.08%) Performance Testing
16 68 (5.23%) Test Automation
17 60 (4.62%) Migration
18 56 (4.31%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 508 (39.11%) Java
2 370 (28.48%) JavaScript
3 279 (21.48%) SQL
4 177 (13.63%) Python
5 143 (11.01%) Ruby
6 136 (10.47%) PHP
7 131 (10.08%) C#
8 127 (9.78%) Perl
9 93 (7.16%) C
10 85 (6.54%) Shell Script
11 82 (6.31%) C++
12 75 (5.77%) Bash Shell
13 55 (4.23%) Objective-C
14 42 (3.23%) PowerShell
15 41 (3.16%) Scala
16 39 (3.00%) T-SQL
17 38 (2.93%) Jython
18 35 (2.69%) XPath
19 25 (1.92%) Groovy
20 23 (1.77%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 100 (7.70%) Security Cleared
2 87 (6.70%) Degree
3 47 (3.62%) SC Cleared
4 30 (2.31%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 27 (2.08%) ISTQB
6 24 (1.85%) Cisco Certification
7 23 (1.77%) DV Cleared
8 14 (1.08%) LPIC
8 14 (1.08%) CCENT
8 14 (1.08%) ISEB
9 13 (1.00%) CCNA
10 12 (0.92%) Microsoft Certification
11 10 (0.77%) BC Cleared
12 9 (0.69%) CCNP
13 8 (0.62%) Sun Certification
14 7 (0.54%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.31%) CCIP
15 4 (0.31%) MCSE
15 4 (0.31%) MCSA
16 3 (0.23%) MCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 57 (4.39%) QA
2 18 (1.39%) Data Quality
3 10 (0.77%) SLA
4 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.15%) WCAG
5 2 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.077%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.077%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 53 (4.08%) VMware Infrastructure
2 41 (3.16%) Active Directory
3 27 (2.08%) Varnish
4 25 (1.92%) Oracle RAC
5 19 (1.46%) Squid
6 15 (1.15%) Xen
7 13 (1.00%) NFS
7 13 (1.00%) qmail
8 9 (0.69%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 8 (0.62%) Forefront TMG
9 8 (0.62%) KVM
10 6 (0.46%) Docker
10 6 (0.46%) vCloud
11 5 (0.38%) Hyper-V
12 4 (0.31%) VMware ESXi
13 3 (0.23%) Dovecot
13 3 (0.23%) SRDF
13 3 (0.23%) Sendmail
14 2 (0.15%) ISA Server
14 2 (0.15%) Snort
Systems Management
1 91 (7.01%) Puppet
2 40 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
3 35 (2.69%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 32 (2.46%) HP Quality Center
5 20 (1.54%) Tivoli
6 17 (1.31%) Oracle Identity Management
7 16 (1.23%) Nagios
8 15 (1.15%) Zenoss
9 14 (1.08%) Vagrant
9 14 (1.08%) SCOM
10 11 (0.85%) CA Wily
11 8 (0.62%) OpenView
12 7 (0.54%) OpenSSO
13 6 (0.46%) YUM
13 6 (0.46%) HP SiteScope
14 5 (0.38%) OpenView Configuration Management
14 5 (0.38%) BMC PATROL
14 5 (0.38%) DameWare
14 5 (0.38%) ITRS Geneos
15 4 (0.31%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 261 (20.09%) Oracle
2 126 (9.70%) Microsoft
3 103 (7.93%) IBM
4 84 (6.47%) HP
5 75 (5.77%) VMware
6 62 (4.77%) Cisco
7 52 (4.00%) Red Hat
8 42 (3.23%) JBoss
9 40 (3.08%) F5
10 37 (2.85%) SAP
11 30 (2.31%) Juniper
12 29 (2.23%) Google
13 21 (1.62%) Salesforce.com
13 21 (1.62%) Sun
14 20 (1.54%) Apple
14 20 (1.54%) Remedy
15 19 (1.46%) Citrix
16 17 (1.31%) Siebel
17 14 (1.08%) Software AG
18 13 (1.00%) Cognos
Salford, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Rate: £315 - £365 per day + Market Rates
Posted: Yesterday
Midlands
TEKsystems
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Halifax, West Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £425 - £475 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Wiltshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £180 - £200 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £750 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Brentford, Middlesex
Aston Carter
Rate: £450 - £500 per day + dependant on experience
Posted: Yesterday
UK
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Kent
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Cambridgeshire
Nationwide People Ltd
Rate: £35000 - £40000 Per Annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £500 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £300
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: Yesterday