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 20 October 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
20 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 174 184 186
Rank change year-on-year
+10 +2
Contract jobs citing HTTP 742 593 626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.27% 1.13% 1.12%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.73% 8.33% 7.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 406 380
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £308 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £600 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £389 £361
% change year-on-year
-0.38% +7.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 8 7
Average hourly rate £50.00 £36.25 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -14.70%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.25 £19.50 £35.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £65.00 £38.25 £59.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £37.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -11.76%

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
8504 7122 8560
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.59% 13.52% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4798 3887 4044
Average daily rate £365 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £220 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £325 £340
% change year-on-year
+6.91% -4.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 466 442 639
Average hourly rate £23.00 £21.75 £21.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.74% +3.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £40.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £22.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+4.44% -

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 20 October 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 20 October 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 20 October 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 +5 647 £415 -2.35% 495
London +11 358 £425 -10.52% 219
South East -24 73 £400 -3.03% 81
Scotland +33 60 £375 - 7
City of London -27 59 £425 -10.52% 89
East of England +11 55 £475 +8.57% 35
North West 0 48 £436 +29.25% 56
Essex +8 38 £475 -26.92% 3
Hampshire -4 33 £409 +13.54% 13
Glasgow +9 30 £381 +3.04% 1
Yorkshire -15 28 £325 +8.33% 21
Berkshire -14 25 £308 -27.64% 19
West Yorkshire 0 24 £320 +6.66% 16
North East -13 23 £350 - 11
West Midlands -8 21 £323 -14.00% 38
Edinburgh +12 19 £350 -12.50% 6
Wales -8 18 £325 - 2
Manchester +2 17 £313 -32.43% 23
East Midlands +11 16 £438 +9.37% 12
Newcastle upon Tyne -28 15 £350 - 10
Tyne and Wear -32 15 £350 - 10
Southampton -1 12 £400 -12.32% 3
Cheshire -6 12 £400 +18.51% 30
Coventry -8 12 £320 -14.66% 6
South West -32 12 £325 +7.43% 22
Leeds -3 11 £400 +33.33% 10
Swansea - 10 £428 -
West Wales - 10 £428 -
Cambridge +1 9 £393 -4.84% 14
Cambridgeshire -1 9 £393 -7.64% 20

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 October 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.

1 562 (40.64%) Linux
2 561 (40.56%) Java
3 454 (32.83%) XML
4 433 (31.31%) HTML
5 412 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
6 382 (27.62%) JavaScript
7 365 (26.39%) UNIX
8 326 (23.57%) Web Services
9 299 (21.62%) REST
10 294 (21.26%) SQL
11 274 (19.81%) Oracle
12 272 (19.67%) TCP/IP
13 270 (19.52%) SSL
14 255 (18.44%) Git (software)
15 250 (18.08%) CSS
16 225 (16.27%) TDD
17 221 (15.98%) SOAP
17 221 (15.98%) Windows
18 219 (15.84%) Python
19 217 (15.69%) Relational Database
20 216 (15.62%) Configuration Management
21 214 (15.47%) .NET
22 207 (14.97%) Subversion
22 207 (14.97%) JSON
23 204 (14.75%) Web Design
24 202 (14.61%) Responsive Web Design
25 200 (14.46%) Scrum
25 200 (14.46%) RESTful
26 193 (13.96%) DNS
27 190 (13.74%) Continuous Integration

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 October 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
1 172 (12.44%) Apache
1 172 (12.44%) WebSphere
2 136 (9.83%) Tomcat
3 106 (7.66%) IIS
4 86 (6.22%) WebLogic
5 78 (5.64%) JBoss
6 64 (4.63%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 62 (4.48%) WebSphere Application Server
8 55 (3.98%) IBM HTTP Server
9 42 (3.04%) Node.js
10 34 (2.46%) Jetty
11 32 (2.31%) SharePoint
12 30 (2.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 30 (2.17%) Oracle Service Bus
13 26 (1.88%) nginx
14 23 (1.66%) WebLogic Portal
15 17 (1.23%) Adobe CQ
16 15 (1.08%) Confluence
16 15 (1.08%) WebSphere Process Server
17 13 (0.94%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 46 (3.33%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.02%) MS Office
3 14 (1.01%) MS Visio
4 13 (0.94%) Doxygen
5 9 (0.65%) InfoPath
6 8 (0.58%) MS Project
7 6 (0.43%) Photoshop
7 6 (0.43%) MS PowerPoint
8 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 5 (0.36%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.14%) GIMP
9 2 (0.14%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.14%) SPSS
10 1 (0.072%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.072%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 33 (2.39%) Oracle EBS
2 25 (1.81%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (1.30%) Documaker
4 11 (0.80%) Oracle FAH
5 10 (0.72%) Cognos TM1
6 7 (0.51%) BusinessWorks
6 7 (0.51%) Oracle Payables
7 6 (0.43%) Google Analytics
8 5 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 5 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
9 3 (0.22%) RMDS
9 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
9 3 (0.22%) WebTrends
10 2 (0.14%) Agresso
10 2 (0.14%) Cognos Planning
10 2 (0.14%) SAP BPC
11 1 (0.072%) osCommerce
11 1 (0.072%) Magento
11 1 (0.072%) ION MarketView
11 1 (0.072%) CSG Singleview
Cloud Services
1 31 (2.24%) Microsoft Azure
2 28 (2.02%) SaaS
3 27 (1.95%) PaaS
4 24 (1.74%) Cloud Computing
5 21 (1.52%) Amazon EC2
6 13 (0.94%) Google App Engine
7 12 (0.87%) Amazon AWS
8 9 (0.65%) GitHub
8 9 (0.65%) Force.com
9 3 (0.22%) Amazon S3
10 2 (0.14%) Heroku
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon SQS
10 2 (0.14%) Route 53
10 2 (0.14%) IaaS
10 2 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 272 (19.67%) TCP/IP
2 270 (19.52%) SSL
3 193 (13.96%) DNS
4 148 (10.70%) FTP
5 141 (10.20%) HTTPS
6 121 (8.75%) Firewall
7 117 (8.46%) Internet
8 69 (4.99%) SMTP
9 63 (4.56%) LDAP
10 56 (4.05%) VPN
11 46 (3.33%) DHCP
12 45 (3.25%) WAN
12 45 (3.25%) IPsec
13 39 (2.82%) SSH
14 33 (2.39%) LAN
15 30 (2.17%) Intrusion Detection
16 26 (1.88%) Wireshark
17 24 (1.74%) BGP
18 22 (1.59%) SAN
18 22 (1.59%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 217 (15.69%) Relational Database
2 128 (9.26%) SQL Server
3 127 (9.18%) MySQL
4 104 (7.52%) MongoDB
5 84 (6.07%) Oracle Database
6 59 (4.27%) Neo4j
7 46 (3.33%) NoSQL
7 46 (3.33%) Oracle Database 11g
8 43 (3.11%) PostgreSQL
9 38 (2.75%) Oracle ODI
10 32 (2.31%) DB2
11 31 (2.24%) RDBMS
12 28 (2.02%) SQL Server 2008
13 27 (1.95%) Oracle BI EE
14 22 (1.59%) Redis
15 20 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
15 20 (1.45%) MariaDB
16 18 (1.30%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 17 (1.23%) Apache Cassandra
18 15 (1.08%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 255 (18.44%) Git (software)
2 207 (14.97%) Subversion
3 92 (6.65%) Jenkins
4 81 (5.86%) Selenium
5 80 (5.78%) Maven
6 63 (4.56%) JIRA
7 50 (3.62%) JUnit
8 37 (2.68%) LoadRunner
9 33 (2.39%) Cucumber
10 32 (2.31%) Visual Studio
11 30 (2.17%) Hudson
12 26 (1.88%) Ant
12 26 (1.88%) Introscope
13 23 (1.66%) Xcode
14 21 (1.52%) WebDriver
15 20 (1.45%) Eclipse
16 18 (1.30%) QuickTest Pro
16 18 (1.30%) Fiddler
16 18 (1.30%) PHPUnit
17 16 (1.16%) TeamCity
General
1 152 (10.99%) Finance
2 57 (4.12%) Telecoms
3 50 (3.62%) Retail
4 32 (2.31%) Banking
5 24 (1.74%) Financial Institution
5 24 (1.74%) Billing
6 23 (1.66%) Manufacturing
7 20 (1.45%) Front Office
8 16 (1.16%) Games
9 13 (0.94%) Military
10 10 (0.72%) Electronics
10 10 (0.72%) Marketing
11 9 (0.65%) Investment Banking
12 7 (0.51%) Publishing
13 6 (0.43%) Back Office
14 5 (0.36%) Automotive
14 5 (0.36%) Legal
15 3 (0.22%) Aerospace
15 3 (0.22%) Local Government
16 2 (0.14%) French Language
Job Titles
1 722 (52.21%) Developer
2 177 (12.80%) Java Developer
3 97 (7.01%) Senior Developer
4 81 (5.86%) Analyst
5 68 (4.92%) Administrator
6 61 (4.41%) Software Engineer
6 61 (4.41%) Architect
7 57 (4.12%) Consultant
8 55 (3.98%) Web Developer
8 55 (3.98%) Front-End Developer
8 55 (3.98%) iOS Developer
9 40 (2.89%) UI Programmer
9 40 (2.89%) UI Developer
10 38 (2.75%) C# Developer
11 35 (2.53%) Tester
11 35 (2.53%) Senior Java Developer
12 33 (2.39%) .NET Developer
13 30 (2.17%) C++ Developer
13 30 (2.17%) PHP Developer
14 26 (1.88%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 454 (32.83%) XML
2 433 (31.31%) HTML
3 326 (23.57%) Web Services
4 299 (21.62%) REST
5 250 (18.08%) CSS
6 221 (15.98%) SOAP
7 214 (15.47%) .NET
8 207 (14.97%) JSON
9 200 (14.46%) RESTful
10 142 (10.27%) jQuery
11 135 (9.76%) Spring
12 126 (9.11%) Middleware
12 126 (9.11%) JMS
13 123 (8.89%) HTML5
14 118 (8.53%) ASP.NET
15 103 (7.45%) J2EE
16 98 (7.09%) Hibernate
17 72 (5.21%) AngularJS
18 71 (5.13%) Servlets
18 71 (5.13%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 130 (9.40%) Open Source
2 108 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
3 92 (6.65%) Visualisation
4 66 (4.77%) User Experience
5 53 (3.83%) Mobile App
6 45 (3.25%) Computer Science
7 39 (2.82%) Client/Server
8 38 (2.75%) iPhone
9 37 (2.68%) Management Information System
10 33 (2.39%) Data Integration
10 33 (2.39%) Enterprise Software
11 28 (2.02%) Clustering
12 25 (1.81%) Data Structures
13 24 (1.74%) iPad
14 18 (1.30%) PKI
15 14 (1.01%) Hedge funds
16 13 (0.94%) Algorithms
16 13 (0.94%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 12 (0.87%) N-Tier
17 12 (0.87%) Streaming Media
Operating Systems
1 562 (40.64%) Linux
2 365 (26.39%) UNIX
3 221 (15.98%) Windows
4 169 (12.22%) Mac OS X
5 71 (5.13%) Apple iOS
6 54 (3.90%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 54 (3.90%) Android
7 45 (3.25%) Solaris
8 35 (2.53%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (2.10%) Windows Server 2003
10 22 (1.59%) Ubuntu
11 20 (1.45%) Windows XP
12 15 (1.08%) Windows 2000
13 13 (0.94%) Windows 7
14 12 (0.87%) AIX
15 9 (0.65%) HPUX
16 8 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
16 8 (0.58%) Debian
17 6 (0.43%) SUSE
18 5 (0.36%) zOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (29.79%) Agile Software Development
2 225 (16.27%) TDD
3 216 (15.62%) Configuration Management
4 204 (14.75%) Web Design
5 202 (14.61%) Responsive Web Design
6 200 (14.46%) Scrum
7 190 (13.74%) Continuous Integration
8 189 (13.67%) Web Development
9 145 (10.48%) OO
10 126 (9.11%) MVC
11 114 (8.24%) Software Engineering
12 113 (8.17%) SOA
13 102 (7.38%) ITIL
14 98 (7.09%) DevOps
15 89 (6.44%) BDD
16 81 (5.86%) Unit Testing
17 78 (5.64%) Performance Testing
18 65 (4.70%) Mentoring
18 65 (4.70%) iOS Development
19 64 (4.63%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 561 (40.56%) Java
2 382 (27.62%) JavaScript
3 294 (21.26%) SQL
4 219 (15.84%) Python
5 172 (12.44%) Ruby
6 144 (10.41%) C#
7 126 (9.11%) PHP
8 112 (8.10%) Perl
9 82 (5.93%) C++
10 76 (5.50%) Bash Shell
11 75 (5.42%) C
12 69 (4.99%) Shell Script
13 67 (4.84%) Objective-C
14 63 (4.56%) Scala
15 49 (3.54%) Jython
16 44 (3.18%) T-SQL
17 41 (2.96%) PL/SQL
17 41 (2.96%) XPath
18 39 (2.82%) PowerShell
19 22 (1.59%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 106 (7.66%) Security Cleared
2 93 (6.72%) Degree
3 47 (3.40%) SC Cleared
4 29 (2.10%) Cisco Certification
5 28 (2.02%) DV Cleared
6 20 (1.45%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
7 17 (1.23%) ISTQB
8 14 (1.01%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.01%) CCNA
9 13 (0.94%) CCNP
9 13 (0.94%) LPIC
9 13 (0.94%) CCENT
10 11 (0.80%) BC Cleared
11 8 (0.58%) ISEB
12 6 (0.43%) Sun Certification
12 6 (0.43%) GIAC
12 6 (0.43%) CEH
13 5 (0.36%) GCIH
13 5 (0.36%) SSCP
13 5 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.05%) QA
2 21 (1.52%) Data Quality
3 11 (0.80%) SLA
4 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.14%) ISO 9001
5 2 (0.14%) WCAG
6 1 (0.072%) COBIT
6 1 (0.072%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.072%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 42 (3.04%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (2.68%) Active Directory
3 25 (1.81%) Oracle RAC
4 18 (1.30%) Xen
4 18 (1.30%) Varnish
5 16 (1.16%) Docker
5 16 (1.16%) Squid
6 13 (0.94%) Firmware
7 12 (0.87%) NFS
7 12 (0.87%) qmail
8 10 (0.72%) Forefront TMG
9 7 (0.51%) Snort
9 7 (0.51%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 5 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
11 4 (0.29%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.22%) SRDF
12 3 (0.22%) vCloud
12 3 (0.22%) KVM
12 3 (0.22%) VMware ESX
13 2 (0.14%) ProxySG
Systems Management
1 87 (6.29%) Puppet
2 37 (2.68%) Opscode Chef
3 31 (2.24%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 22 (1.59%) HP Quality Center
5 20 (1.45%) Oracle Identity Management
6 18 (1.30%) Nagios
7 16 (1.16%) Tivoli
8 14 (1.01%) Zenoss
9 12 (0.87%) CA Wily
10 10 (0.72%) Vagrant
11 7 (0.51%) OpenView
11 7 (0.51%) OpenView Configuration Management
11 7 (0.51%) Ansible
12 6 (0.43%) SCOM
12 6 (0.43%) YUM
13 5 (0.36%) SCCM
13 5 (0.36%) CA SiteMinder
13 5 (0.36%) DameWare
13 5 (0.36%) OPNET
13 5 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
Vendors
1 274 (19.81%) Oracle
2 148 (10.70%) Microsoft
3 128 (9.26%) IBM
4 67 (4.84%) HP
4 67 (4.84%) VMware
5 66 (4.77%) Red Hat
6 59 (4.27%) Cisco
7 41 (2.96%) SAP
8 38 (2.75%) F5
9 37 (2.68%) Google
10 31 (2.24%) Juniper
11 24 (1.74%) Apple
12 23 (1.66%) Remedy
13 20 (1.45%) Software AG
14 19 (1.37%) Blue Coat
15 17 (1.23%) Cognos
15 17 (1.23%) Siebel
15 17 (1.23%) Sun
16 15 (1.08%) SaltStack
17 14 (1.01%) Salesforce.com
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