The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 209 94 218
Rank change year-on-year
-115 +124
Contract jobs citing HTTP 548 954 501
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.97% 2.00% 0.83%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.55% 13.21% 5.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 329 583 277
Average daily rate £400 £413 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% +10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £260 £258
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £539
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 22 15
Average hourly rate £86.25 £24.75 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+248.48% -1.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £10.60 £15.20
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £145.25 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.80 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-58.04% +25.45%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7257 7224 9297
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 12.89% 15.14% 15.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 3828 3580 4351
Average daily rate £360 £345 £368
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.34% -6.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £190 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £310 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.87% -4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 572 627
Average hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% -18.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.63 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £42.50 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.50 £22.50 £29.50
% change year-on-year
-8.88% -23.72%

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 18 April 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 18 April 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 18 April 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
(Click each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -127 497 £413 -2.36% 501
London -109 287 £425 -5.55% 247
South East -40 86 £330 -5.71% 79
City of London -83 82 £450 - 111
North West -6 40 £400 +22.13% 38
Scotland -16 33 £400 +9.96% 21
East of England -33 30 £363 +11.53% 34
Hampshire +6 28 £343 +2.62% 6
Edinburgh -10 28 £400 +9.58% 14
Berkshire -30 22 £338 -3.57% 32
Cheshire +1 21 £400 +23.07% 6
Surrey 0 18 £325 -23.52% 13
Hertfordshire -1 16 £525 +47.78% 10
Manchester -13 14 £380 +15.15% 24
East Midlands -17 14 £350 - 20
West Midlands -29 14 £320 -17.41% 36
South West -28 13 £293 -13.33% 21
Yorkshire -55 12 £319 -1.92% 24
Guildford - 11 £475 - 11
Reading -16 9 £425 +19.29% 13
Leicestershire -5 8 £350 - 3
Watford -8 8 - - 1
Leicester - 7 £350 -
Basingstoke +23 6 £315 -33.68% 1
Kent +6 6 £400 +23.07% 3
Suffolk -1 6 £375 +19.04% 4
Oxfordshire -4 6 £320 - 12
Cardiff -12 6 £400 - 1
South Wales -13 6 £400 - 2
Wales -15 6 £400 - 2

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 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.

1 427 (43.84%) Java
2 325 (33.37%) HTML
3 298 (30.60%) Linux
4 271 (27.82%) XML
5 257 (26.39%) JavaScript
6 228 (23.41%) Web Services
7 213 (21.87%) UNIX
7 213 (21.87%) TCP/IP
8 210 (21.56%) SQL
9 201 (20.64%) Windows
10 199 (20.43%) CSS
11 187 (19.20%) JSON
12 175 (17.97%) TDD
13 170 (17.45%) Oracle
14 164 (16.84%) REST
15 156 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
16 148 (15.20%) SSL
17 133 (13.66%) Finance
18 130 (13.35%) SQL Server
19 129 (13.24%) SOAP
19 129 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
20 128 (13.14%) Git (software)
21 125 (12.83%) Apache
22 121 (12.42%) Scrum
23 119 (12.22%) .NET
24 118 (12.11%) C#
25 117 (12.01%) Internet
26 115 (11.81%) DNS
26 115 (11.81%) RESTful
27 111 (11.40%) Tomcat

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 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
1 125 (12.83%) Apache
2 111 (11.40%) Tomcat
3 98 (10.06%) WebSphere
4 89 (9.14%) IIS
5 42 (4.31%) Node.js
6 38 (3.90%) WebLogic
7 29 (2.98%) WebSphere Application Server
7 29 (2.98%) IBM HTTP Server
8 28 (2.87%) SharePoint
9 27 (2.77%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 25 (2.57%) CMS
11 20 (2.05%) nginx
12 17 (1.75%) Jetty
13 15 (1.54%) SharePoint 2010
14 14 (1.44%) Adobe CQ
15 12 (1.23%) Oracle Coherence
15 12 (1.23%) MS Exchange
16 11 (1.13%) Drupal
17 10 (1.03%) Exchange Server 2010
18 8 (0.82%) GlassFish
Applications
1 53 (5.44%) MS Excel
2 27 (2.77%) MS Office
3 13 (1.33%) MS PowerPoint
4 12 (1.23%) Photoshop
4 12 (1.23%) MS Visio
5 11 (1.13%) InfoPath
6 4 (0.41%) MS Project
7 2 (0.21%) Doxygen
8 1 (0.10%) Final Cut Pro
8 1 (0.10%) Mingle
8 1 (0.10%) Quicktime
8 1 (0.10%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 14 (1.44%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.82%) RMDS
3 6 (0.62%) CSG Singleview
4 3 (0.31%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle BPM
5 2 (0.21%) Dynamics AX
5 2 (0.21%) Tridion
5 2 (0.21%) BusinessWorks
5 2 (0.21%) Oracle FAH
6 1 (0.10%) SAP FI
6 1 (0.10%) Agresso
6 1 (0.10%) Minerva
6 1 (0.10%) Magento
Cloud Services
1 22 (2.26%) Amazon EC2
2 21 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
3 18 (1.85%) Microsoft Azure
4 17 (1.75%) PaaS
5 16 (1.64%) Cloud Computing
6 14 (1.44%) SaaS
7 12 (1.23%) Amazon S3
7 12 (1.23%) Route 53
8 7 (0.72%) Amazon ELB
8 7 (0.72%) Google App Engine
9 5 (0.51%) CloudFront
9 5 (0.51%) Force.com
10 4 (0.41%) GitHub
11 3 (0.31%) Heroku
12 1 (0.10%) IaaS
12 1 (0.10%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 213 (21.87%) TCP/IP
2 148 (15.20%) SSL
3 117 (12.01%) Internet
4 115 (11.81%) DNS
5 102 (10.47%) Firewall
6 89 (9.14%) FTP
7 78 (8.01%) SMTP
8 74 (7.60%) HTTPS
9 64 (6.57%) LDAP
10 63 (6.47%) WAN
11 58 (5.95%) LAN
12 56 (5.75%) VPN
13 44 (4.52%) SAN
14 34 (3.49%) SSH
15 31 (3.18%) DHCP
16 22 (2.26%) SNMP
17 19 (1.95%) BGP
18 17 (1.75%) IPsec
18 17 (1.75%) Kerberos
18 17 (1.75%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 130 (13.35%) SQL Server
2 79 (8.11%) MongoDB
3 78 (8.01%) MySQL
4 77 (7.91%) Relational Database
5 43 (4.41%) NoSQL
6 37 (3.80%) SQL Server 2008
7 31 (3.18%) Oracle Database
8 26 (2.67%) DB2
9 18 (1.85%) SQL Server 2005
9 18 (1.85%) Data Warehouse
10 15 (1.54%) Neo4j
11 14 (1.44%) Redis
11 14 (1.44%) Hadoop
12 13 (1.33%) Oracle BI EE
13 12 (1.23%) PostgreSQL
14 11 (1.13%) Apache Cassandra
15 9 (0.92%) Big Data
15 9 (0.92%) Oracle ODI
16 8 (0.82%) RDBMS
16 8 (0.82%) HBase
Development Applications
1 128 (13.14%) Git (software)
2 95 (9.75%) Subversion
3 77 (7.91%) Jenkins
4 68 (6.98%) JUnit
5 56 (5.75%) Selenium
6 52 (5.34%) Maven
7 48 (4.93%) Cucumber
8 47 (4.83%) Hudson
9 38 (3.90%) Visual Studio
9 38 (3.90%) WebDriver
10 36 (3.70%) Eclipse
11 34 (3.49%) Ant
12 30 (3.08%) LoadRunner
13 23 (2.36%) TeamCity
14 19 (1.95%) Jasmine
15 17 (1.75%) CruiseControl
16 16 (1.64%) WATIR
16 16 (1.64%) JMeter
17 14 (1.44%) JIRA
18 13 (1.33%) Xcode
General
1 133 (13.66%) Finance
2 65 (6.67%) Banking
3 45 (4.62%) Retail
4 44 (4.52%) Telecoms
5 24 (2.46%) Games
6 17 (1.75%) Financial Institution
6 17 (1.75%) Investment Banking
6 17 (1.75%) Marketing
7 16 (1.64%) Manufacturing
8 9 (0.92%) Back Office
9 7 (0.72%) Front Office
9 7 (0.72%) Military
10 6 (0.62%) Billing
10 6 (0.62%) Japanese Language
10 6 (0.62%) Legal
11 5 (0.51%) Advertising
11 5 (0.51%) Electronics
11 5 (0.51%) French Language
12 4 (0.41%) German Language
12 4 (0.41%) Italian Language
Job Titles
1 406 (41.68%) Developer
2 88 (9.03%) Java Developer
3 59 (6.06%) Analyst
4 56 (5.75%) Architect
5 50 (5.13%) Administrator
6 37 (3.80%) Web Developer
6 37 (3.80%) Systems Administrator
7 35 (3.59%) Consultant
7 35 (3.59%) Software Engineer
7 35 (3.59%) Senior Developer
8 31 (3.18%) Tester
9 28 (2.87%) Front-End Developer
10 27 (2.77%) Test Analyst
11 25 (2.57%) C# Developer
12 23 (2.36%) .NET Developer
13 22 (2.26%) iOS Developer
14 21 (2.16%) DevOps Engineer
15 20 (2.05%) JavaScript Developer
15 20 (2.05%) Network Engineer
15 20 (2.05%) Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 325 (33.37%) HTML
2 271 (27.82%) XML
3 228 (23.41%) Web Services
4 199 (20.43%) CSS
5 187 (19.20%) JSON
6 164 (16.84%) REST
7 129 (13.24%) SOAP
8 119 (12.22%) .NET
9 115 (11.81%) RESTful
10 109 (11.19%) HTML5
11 85 (8.73%) Spring
12 71 (7.29%) jQuery
12 71 (7.29%) CSS3
13 64 (6.57%) Ajax
14 61 (6.26%) J2EE
15 60 (6.16%) XSLT
16 48 (4.93%) ASP.NET
17 43 (4.41%) Hibernate
18 41 (4.21%) Middleware
19 36 (3.70%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 77 (7.91%) Open Source
2 46 (4.72%) Clustering
3 41 (4.21%) Computer Science
4 30 (3.08%) Mobile App
5 24 (2.46%) Management Information System
6 21 (2.16%) PKI
7 20 (2.05%) Client/Server
7 20 (2.05%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
8 16 (1.64%) Enterprise Software
9 13 (1.33%) Derivative
10 12 (1.23%) Visualisation
10 12 (1.23%) Replication
11 11 (1.13%) Mobile Payment
11 11 (1.13%) Streaming Video
11 11 (1.13%) Equity Derivative
11 11 (1.13%) FMCG
12 10 (1.03%) DataPower
12 10 (1.03%) W3C
13 8 (0.82%) Data Integration
13 8 (0.82%) Video on Demand
Operating Systems
1 298 (30.60%) Linux
2 213 (21.87%) UNIX
3 201 (20.64%) Windows
4 53 (5.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 50 (5.13%) Windows Server 2003
6 49 (5.03%) Solaris
7 48 (4.93%) Mac OS X
8 42 (4.31%) Apple iOS
9 39 (4.00%) Android
10 37 (3.80%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 30 (3.08%) CentOS
12 27 (2.77%) Windows 7
13 22 (2.26%) Ubuntu
14 21 (2.16%) AIX
15 20 (2.05%) Windows XP
16 13 (1.33%) Windows 2000
17 8 (0.82%) Debian
18 6 (0.62%) SUSE
19 4 (0.41%) i5/OS
19 4 (0.41%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 175 (17.97%) TDD
2 156 (16.02%) Agile Software Development
3 129 (13.24%) Continuous Integration
4 121 (12.42%) Scrum
5 98 (10.06%) BDD
6 89 (9.14%) E-Commerce
7 82 (8.42%) MVC
8 80 (8.21%) Configuration Management
8 80 (8.21%) Test Automation
9 78 (8.01%) Web Development
10 64 (6.57%) Software Engineering
11 63 (6.47%) OO
12 59 (6.06%) ITIL
13 49 (5.03%) SOA
14 48 (4.93%) Performance Testing
15 45 (4.62%) Unit Testing
16 44 (4.52%) Pair Programming
17 42 (4.31%) Multithreading
18 40 (4.11%) Project Management
19 38 (3.90%) Load Balancing
Programming Languages
1 427 (43.84%) Java
2 257 (26.39%) JavaScript
3 210 (21.56%) SQL
4 118 (12.11%) C#
5 94 (9.65%) Perl
6 83 (8.52%) PHP
7 73 (7.49%) C
8 70 (7.19%) Ruby
9 67 (6.88%) Python
10 60 (6.16%) C++
11 59 (6.06%) Shell Script
12 40 (4.11%) Bash Shell
13 39 (4.00%) Objective-C
14 35 (3.59%) Groovy
15 30 (3.08%) PowerShell
16 20 (2.05%) T-SQL
17 19 (1.95%) ActionScript
18 18 (1.85%) PL/SQL
19 17 (1.75%) XPath
20 14 (1.44%) Scala
Qualifications
1 72 (7.39%) Degree
2 44 (4.52%) Security Cleared
3 28 (2.87%) SC Cleared
4 18 (1.85%) ISTQB
5 17 (1.75%) Cisco Certification
6 14 (1.44%) Microsoft Certification
6 14 (1.44%) ISEB
7 10 (1.03%) CCNA
8 9 (0.92%) MCSE
8 9 (0.92%) DV Cleared
9 8 (0.82%) MCSA
10 7 (0.72%) CCNP
11 6 (0.62%) PRINCE2 Certification
11 6 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 5 (0.51%) IBM Certification
12 5 (0.51%) CISSP
13 3 (0.31%) CCIE
13 3 (0.31%) CCIP
13 3 (0.31%) Novell Certification
13 3 (0.31%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (3.59%) QA
2 14 (1.44%) SLA
3 5 (0.51%) TickIT
3 5 (0.51%) ISO 9001
4 3 (0.31%) DO-178B
5 2 (0.21%) WCAG
6 1 (0.10%) EMIR
6 1 (0.10%) Dodd-Frank
6 1 (0.10%) HL7
6 1 (0.10%) WAI
6 1 (0.10%) COBIT
System Software
1 55 (5.65%) Active Directory
2 50 (5.13%) VMware Infrastructure
3 19 (1.95%) Varnish
4 16 (1.64%) NFS
5 11 (1.13%) vSphere
6 10 (1.03%) Oracle RAC
7 9 (0.92%) Squid
8 8 (0.82%) SRDF
9 7 (0.72%) KVM
9 7 (0.72%) Xen
9 7 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
10 6 (0.62%) PowerHA
11 5 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
12 4 (0.41%) Samba
12 4 (0.41%) VMware ESXi
12 4 (0.41%) vCloud
12 4 (0.41%) Apache Flume
13 3 (0.31%) Dovecot
13 3 (0.31%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.31%) Sendmail
Systems Management
1 79 (8.11%) Puppet
2 59 (6.06%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (3.08%) HP Quality Center
4 15 (1.54%) Nagios
5 14 (1.44%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 11 (1.13%) Tivoli
7 10 (1.03%) WSUS
7 10 (1.03%) Vagrant
7 10 (1.03%) StatsD
8 9 (0.92%) NetBackup
9 8 (0.82%) SCCM
9 8 (0.82%) SCOM
9 8 (0.82%) HAProxy
10 7 (0.72%) OpenSSO
11 6 (0.62%) Munin
11 6 (0.62%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 6 (0.62%) Norton AntiVirus
12 5 (0.51%) HP SiteScope
12 5 (0.51%) Netcool
12 5 (0.51%) Zenoss
Vendors
1 170 (17.45%) Oracle
2 101 (10.37%) Microsoft
3 85 (8.73%) IBM
4 77 (7.91%) HP
5 68 (6.98%) VMware
6 54 (5.54%) Cisco
7 53 (5.44%) Red Hat
8 40 (4.11%) F5
9 30 (3.08%) JBoss
9 30 (3.08%) Citrix
10 28 (2.87%) Sun
11 22 (2.26%) CheckPoint
12 21 (2.16%) Google
13 20 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
14 19 (1.95%) Adobe
14 19 (1.95%) SAP
15 18 (1.85%) Sybase
16 17 (1.75%) EMC
16 17 (1.75%) NetApp
17 14 (1.44%) TIBCO
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