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 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 187 220 131
Rank change year-on-year
+33 -89
Contract jobs citing HTTP 628 461 750
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.16% 0.90% 1.54%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.03% 6.70% 9.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 397 294 469
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £363
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +10.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 18
Average hourly rate £39.75 £36.25 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.65% +13.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £35.25 £10.70
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.25 £37.25 £49.31
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +2.73%

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
7825 6877 7709
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.43% 13.43% 15.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 4453 3746 3776
Average daily rate £363 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £215 £220 £210
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 411 645
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -4.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.52 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £37.85 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.00 £21.67
% change year-on-year
+11.90% -3.06%

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 24 December 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
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 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -5 516 £400 -5.88% 283
London +21 282 £425 -5.55% 111
Scotland +47 71 £381 -4.68% 7
South East -58 52 £340 -17.57% 57
Yorkshire +28 50 £390 +4.00% 20
City of London -20 49 £397 -16.47% 43
North West +15 48 £356 -8.06% 26
West Yorkshire +26 43 £390 +11.42% 15
Leeds +24 40 £400 +60.00% 11
Glasgow +24 39 £400 +4.57% 7
East of England +7 30 £475 +72.72% 24
Berkshire -31 28 £364 -9.06% 17
Wales +4 26 £495 - 9
Edinburgh +4 26 £350 -12.50%
South West -15 22 £400 -8.04% 12
South Wales +6 21 £460 - 7
Essex +8 20 £475 - 2
Cardiff +9 19 £460 - 5
Bristol 0 18 £413 +17.85% 4
Manchester 0 16 £350 -33.33% 17
North East -17 14 £320 -8.57%
East Midlands +9 13 £400 - 12
Hampshire -17 12 £296 -30.29% 4
Cheshire +8 11 £363 - 8
Newcastle upon Tyne -16 11 £320 -8.57%
Tyne and Wear -19 11 £320 -8.57%
Southend-on-Sea - 10 £475 -
Nottinghamshire +9 8 £325 -23.52% 5
Reading -15 8 £350 -15.15% 5
Slough - 8 £308 - 4

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 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.

1 581 (43.36%) Java
2 556 (41.49%) Linux
3 445 (33.21%) HTML
4 438 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
5 420 (31.34%) XML
6 368 (27.46%) REST
7 357 (26.64%) JavaScript
8 338 (25.22%) UNIX
9 316 (23.58%) Web Services
10 273 (20.37%) SQL
10 273 (20.37%) TCP/IP
11 265 (19.78%) Git (software)
12 250 (18.66%) SSL
13 235 (17.54%) CSS
13 235 (17.54%) TDD
14 233 (17.39%) Oracle
15 229 (17.09%) Configuration Management
16 226 (16.87%) Relational Database
17 219 (16.34%) Web Design
18 216 (16.12%) Responsive Web Design
19 206 (15.37%) Subversion
20 204 (15.22%) JSON
21 203 (15.15%) Windows
22 192 (14.33%) SOAP
23 191 (14.25%) .NET
24 188 (14.03%) Python
24 188 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
25 171 (12.76%) Mac OS X
25 171 (12.76%) Scrum
26 168 (12.54%) C#

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 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
1 154 (11.49%) Tomcat
2 149 (11.12%) WebSphere
3 146 (10.90%) Apache
4 95 (7.09%) IIS
5 73 (5.45%) JBoss
6 70 (5.22%) WebLogic
7 53 (3.96%) IBM HTTP Server
7 53 (3.96%) Node.js
8 51 (3.81%) WebSphere Application Server
9 46 (3.43%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 31 (2.31%) SharePoint
11 30 (2.24%) nginx
12 26 (1.94%) Jetty
13 23 (1.72%) Adobe CQ
14 22 (1.64%) Oracle Service Bus
15 21 (1.57%) Oracle SOA Suite
16 20 (1.49%) WebLogic Portal
16 20 (1.49%) CMS
17 19 (1.42%) Apache Solr
18 18 (1.34%) SharePoint 2010
Applications
1 61 (4.55%) MS Excel
2 46 (3.43%) MS Office
3 31 (2.31%) MS Visio
4 26 (1.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 9 (0.67%) InfoPath
5 9 (0.67%) Doxygen
6 6 (0.45%) MS Project
7 5 (0.37%) Final Cut Pro
8 3 (0.22%) Photoshop
9 1 (0.075%) SPSS
9 1 (0.075%) Acrobat
9 1 (0.075%) Fireworks
9 1 (0.075%) Spreadsheet
9 1 (0.075%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 26 (1.94%) Oracle EBS
2 21 (1.57%) Oracle BPM
3 16 (1.19%) Documaker
4 10 (0.75%) Oracle FAH
5 7 (0.52%) Oracle Payables
5 7 (0.52%) Dynamics CRM
5 7 (0.52%) ResourceLink
6 6 (0.45%) BusinessWorks
7 5 (0.37%) Agresso
7 5 (0.37%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.22%) WebTrends
9 2 (0.15%) SAP Oil and Gas
9 2 (0.15%) Summit
9 2 (0.15%) RMDS
9 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
9 2 (0.15%) osCommerce
9 2 (0.15%) Magento
9 2 (0.15%) Cognos Planning
10 1 (0.075%) Remedy ITSM
10 1 (0.075%) SAP SRM
Cloud Services
1 21 (1.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (1.19%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (1.12%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (1.04%) Amazon AWS
5 13 (0.97%) PaaS
6 12 (0.90%) Google Cloud Platform
7 11 (0.82%) Google App Engine
8 10 (0.75%) GitHub
9 8 (0.60%) Force.com
10 7 (0.52%) SaaS
11 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
11 3 (0.22%) Route 53
12 2 (0.15%) IaaS
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon ELB
12 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 273 (20.37%) TCP/IP
2 250 (18.66%) SSL
3 148 (11.04%) DNS
4 121 (9.03%) HTTPS
5 117 (8.73%) FTP
6 103 (7.69%) Firewall
7 85 (6.34%) Internet
8 58 (4.33%) SMTP
9 51 (3.81%) VPN
10 45 (3.36%) WAN
11 42 (3.13%) DHCP
12 37 (2.76%) LDAP
13 36 (2.69%) LAN
14 34 (2.54%) Intrusion Detection
15 32 (2.39%) SSH
15 32 (2.39%) IPsec
16 30 (2.24%) BGP
17 26 (1.94%) OSPF
18 24 (1.79%) VLAN
19 23 (1.72%) HSRP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 226 (16.87%) Relational Database
2 165 (12.31%) MongoDB
3 147 (10.97%) SQL Server
4 108 (8.06%) MySQL
5 88 (6.57%) Neo4j
6 71 (5.30%) Oracle Database
7 56 (4.18%) PostgreSQL
8 46 (3.43%) NoSQL
9 45 (3.36%) DB2
10 36 (2.69%) SQL Server 2008
11 35 (2.61%) Oracle Database 11g
12 29 (2.16%) Redis
13 28 (2.09%) RDBMS
14 26 (1.94%) Oracle ODI
15 25 (1.87%) Oracle BI EE
16 23 (1.72%) MariaDB
17 19 (1.42%) Apache Cassandra
18 18 (1.34%) SQL Server Reporting Services
19 16 (1.19%) Data Warehouse
19 16 (1.19%) Oracle BI Publisher
Development Applications
1 265 (19.78%) Git (software)
2 206 (15.37%) Subversion
3 122 (9.10%) Jenkins
4 90 (6.72%) Maven
5 64 (4.78%) Selenium
6 56 (4.18%) JUnit
6 56 (4.18%) Visual Studio
7 54 (4.03%) JIRA
8 49 (3.66%) Cucumber
9 37 (2.76%) Jasmine
10 28 (2.09%) WebDriver
11 25 (1.87%) Hudson
11 25 (1.87%) Eclipse
12 24 (1.79%) Fiddler
13 19 (1.42%) Ant
13 19 (1.42%) Xcode
14 17 (1.27%) Mockito
15 16 (1.19%) Introscope
16 15 (1.12%) NUnit
17 14 (1.04%) PHPUnit
General
1 153 (11.42%) Finance
2 54 (4.03%) Telecoms
3 43 (3.21%) Banking
4 40 (2.99%) Retail
5 26 (1.94%) Billing
6 23 (1.72%) Manufacturing
7 19 (1.42%) Front Office
8 15 (1.12%) Financial Institution
9 14 (1.04%) Games
10 10 (0.75%) Investment Banking
10 10 (0.75%) Marketing
11 9 (0.67%) Military
12 5 (0.37%) Legal
12 5 (0.37%) Publishing
13 4 (0.30%) Automotive
13 4 (0.30%) Electronics
13 4 (0.30%) Local Government
14 3 (0.22%) Dutch Language
14 3 (0.22%) French Language
14 3 (0.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 696 (51.94%) Developer
2 229 (17.09%) Java Developer
3 103 (7.69%) Senior Developer
4 80 (5.97%) Analyst
5 54 (4.03%) Web Developer
6 51 (3.81%) Front-End Developer
7 48 (3.58%) Software Engineer
8 47 (3.51%) Consultant
9 46 (3.43%) Administrator
9 46 (3.43%) iOS Developer
10 44 (3.28%) Architect
11 39 (2.91%) Tester
12 36 (2.69%) UI Developer
12 36 (2.69%) UI Programmer
13 34 (2.54%) Senior Java Developer
14 31 (2.31%) C# Developer
15 29 (2.16%) DevOps Engineer
16 27 (2.01%) C++ Developer
17 25 (1.87%) PHP Developer
17 25 (1.87%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 445 (33.21%) HTML
2 420 (31.34%) XML
3 368 (27.46%) REST
4 316 (23.58%) Web Services
5 235 (17.54%) CSS
6 204 (15.22%) JSON
7 192 (14.33%) SOAP
8 191 (14.25%) .NET
9 160 (11.94%) RESTful
10 151 (11.27%) HTML5
11 143 (10.67%) jQuery
12 132 (9.85%) Spring
13 120 (8.96%) Hibernate
14 113 (8.43%) JMS
15 107 (7.99%) Middleware
16 105 (7.84%) J2EE
17 98 (7.31%) JAX-RS
18 96 (7.16%) CSS3
19 89 (6.64%) AngularJS
20 77 (5.75%) ASP.NET
Miscellaneous
1 131 (9.78%) Open Source
2 79 (5.90%) Visualisation
3 74 (5.52%) Analytical Skills
4 59 (4.40%) Computer Science
5 55 (4.10%) User Experience
6 36 (2.69%) Mobile App
7 35 (2.61%) Enterprise Software
8 32 (2.39%) iPhone
8 32 (2.39%) Clustering
9 30 (2.24%) Client/Server
10 27 (2.01%) Management Information System
11 21 (1.57%) PKI
12 20 (1.49%) Data Integration
12 20 (1.49%) Data Structures
13 18 (1.34%) iPad
14 17 (1.27%) Algorithms
15 15 (1.12%) N-Tier
16 12 (0.90%) Replication
17 11 (0.82%) Video on Demand
18 10 (0.75%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 556 (41.49%) Linux
2 338 (25.22%) UNIX
3 203 (15.15%) Windows
4 171 (12.76%) Mac OS X
5 69 (5.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 63 (4.70%) Apple iOS
7 56 (4.18%) Android
8 41 (3.06%) Solaris
9 35 (2.61%) Windows Server 2008
10 33 (2.46%) Windows Server 2003
11 28 (2.09%) Ubuntu
12 17 (1.27%) Windows XP
13 16 (1.19%) Windows Server 2012
14 15 (1.12%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 15 (1.12%) CentOS
15 13 (0.97%) AIX
16 11 (0.82%) Debian
17 10 (0.75%) SUSE
17 10 (0.75%) Windows 7
18 7 (0.52%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 438 (32.69%) Agile Software Development
2 235 (17.54%) TDD
3 229 (17.09%) Configuration Management
4 219 (16.34%) Web Design
5 216 (16.12%) Responsive Web Design
6 188 (14.03%) Continuous Integration
7 171 (12.76%) Scrum
8 161 (12.01%) Web Development
9 139 (10.37%) OO
10 121 (9.03%) MVC
11 117 (8.73%) Software Engineering
12 115 (8.58%) BDD
13 106 (7.91%) DevOps
13 106 (7.91%) SOA
14 99 (7.39%) ITIL
15 70 (5.22%) Unit Testing
16 65 (4.85%) Mentoring
17 64 (4.78%) UML
17 64 (4.78%) E-Commerce
18 56 (4.18%) iOS Development
Programming Languages
1 581 (43.36%) Java
2 357 (26.64%) JavaScript
3 273 (20.37%) SQL
4 188 (14.03%) Python
5 168 (12.54%) C#
6 167 (12.46%) Ruby
7 107 (7.99%) PHP
8 93 (6.94%) Scala
9 74 (5.52%) Perl
9 74 (5.52%) Bash Shell
10 67 (5.00%) C++
11 59 (4.40%) C
12 58 (4.33%) Objective-C
13 49 (3.66%) Shell Script
14 45 (3.36%) T-SQL
15 43 (3.21%) PL/SQL
16 41 (3.06%) Jython
17 36 (2.69%) XPath
17 36 (2.69%) PowerShell
18 19 (1.42%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 101 (7.54%) Security Cleared
2 98 (7.31%) Degree
3 47 (3.51%) SC Cleared
4 32 (2.39%) Cisco Certification
5 22 (1.64%) CCNP
6 21 (1.57%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.97%) CCNA
7 13 (0.97%) Microsoft Certification
8 12 (0.90%) CCIE
9 10 (0.75%) BC Cleared
10 8 (0.60%) CEH
11 7 (0.52%) GIAC
11 7 (0.52%) CISSP
12 6 (0.45%) SSCP
12 6 (0.45%) GCIH
12 6 (0.45%) ISEB
12 6 (0.45%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.45%) ISTQB
12 6 (0.45%) GPEN
12 6 (0.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 41 (3.06%) QA
2 18 (1.34%) Data Quality
3 14 (1.04%) SLA
4 4 (0.30%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.22%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.075%) RosettaNet
7 1 (0.075%) WCAG
7 1 (0.075%) COBIT
7 1 (0.075%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 42 (3.13%) VMware Infrastructure
2 30 (2.24%) Active Directory
3 22 (1.64%) Xen
4 19 (1.42%) Oracle RAC
5 15 (1.12%) NFS
6 14 (1.04%) Docker
7 10 (0.75%) Varnish
8 9 (0.67%) Hyper-V
8 9 (0.67%) Forefront TMG
8 9 (0.67%) Firmware
9 8 (0.60%) Snort
10 7 (0.52%) KVM
11 6 (0.45%) VMware ESXi
11 6 (0.45%) Squid
12 5 (0.37%) SRDF
13 4 (0.30%) VMware ESX
14 3 (0.22%) Samba
14 3 (0.22%) PowerHA
15 2 (0.15%) vSphere
15 2 (0.15%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 103 (7.69%) Puppet
2 51 (3.81%) Opscode Chef
3 19 (1.42%) Nagios
3 19 (1.42%) Ansible
4 18 (1.34%) Oracle Identity Management
5 15 (1.12%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
6 12 (0.90%) Vagrant
7 10 (0.75%) HP Quality Center
8 9 (0.67%) Tivoli
9 8 (0.60%) Salt
10 6 (0.45%) RANCID
10 6 (0.45%) OpenView Configuration Management
10 6 (0.45%) OPNET
10 6 (0.45%) yum
11 5 (0.37%) OpenNMS
11 5 (0.37%) SCCM
11 5 (0.37%) SCOM
11 5 (0.37%) Tivoli NetView
12 4 (0.30%) WMI
12 4 (0.30%) CA Wily
Vendors
1 233 (17.39%) Oracle
2 158 (11.79%) Microsoft
3 122 (9.10%) IBM
4 83 (6.19%) Red Hat
5 71 (5.30%) VMware
6 46 (3.43%) HP
7 43 (3.21%) Google
8 41 (3.06%) Cisco
9 31 (2.31%) Salesforce.com
10 26 (1.94%) SAP
10 26 (1.94%) Remedy
11 21 (1.57%) Sun
11 21 (1.57%) Software AG
12 20 (1.49%) Apple
13 19 (1.42%) Blue Coat
14 16 (1.19%) F5
15 15 (1.12%) Adobe
16 14 (1.04%) Sybase
16 14 (1.04%) Siebel
17 13 (0.97%) Cognos
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £475 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Birmingham, West Midlands (County)
Conspicuous
Rate: Up to £500 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
UK
TEKsystems
Posted: 3 days ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: Negotiable
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £470 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £375 - £425 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £450 - £451 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
West Midlands
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £301 per day + negotiable salary
Posted: 4 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £10 - £30 per hour
Posted: 4 days ago