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 27 March 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
27 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 175 222 108
Rank change year-on-year
+47 -114
Contract jobs citing HTTP 673 465 839
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 0.90% 1.82%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.64% 6.92% 12.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 409 270 516
Average daily rate
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£400 £413 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.03% -2.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £526 £525 £569
UK excluding London average daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+6.00% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 3 20
Average hourly rate £48.50 £35.00 £28.55
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+38.57% +22.61%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.85 £17.00 £10.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.00 £43.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £28.75 £29.80
% change year-on-year
+65.21% -3.50%

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
7789 6720 6936
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.52% 12.95% 15.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4246 3470 3376
Average daily rate £365 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £210 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £347 £350 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.72% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 428 411 579
Average hourly rate £27.50 £20.00 £23.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -13.04%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.50 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £21.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+42.85% -6.66%

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 2015.

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 27 March 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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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 +58 627 £413 -2.94% 578
London +46 327 £463 +8.88% 277
South East +4 107 £393 -1.87% 90
City of London +26 74 £500 +5.26% 115
Berkshire +29 55 £398 -6.47% 21
North West 0 51 £388 -3.12% 50
Yorkshire +20 48 £425 +41.66% 37
West Yorkshire +31 42 £425 +3.03% 24
Leeds +24 41 £425 +3.03% 16
South West +10 29 £450 +63.63% 30
Scotland +10 27 £350 -6.66% 17
Hampshire -11 27 £400 - 15
Bristol +19 22 £450 +44.00% 8
Manchester -2 21 £375 +20.96% 21
West Midlands -3 21 £363 +12.40% 32
Glasgow +14 18 £340 -9.33% 8
East of England 0 17 £438 +9.37% 33
East Midlands -4 14 £241 -31.28% 21
Surrey +3 13 £325 -18.75% 16
Cheshire -8 13 £388 -3.12% 13
Merseyside - 13 £415 - 2
Reading +5 12 £363 -14.70% 8
Liverpool - 12 £415 - 2
North East +7 9 £430 +13.15% 8
Tyne and Wear - 9 £430 - 6
Newcastle upon Tyne - 9 £430 - 6
Essex +12 8 £438 +165.15%
Chester +7 8 £388 +1.30% 8
Milton Keynes +2 8 £371 - 2
Buckinghamshire +2 8 £371 -21.84% 3

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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.

1 569 (43.97%) Java
2 553 (42.74%) Linux
3 496 (38.33%) HTML
4 446 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
5 359 (27.74%) JavaScript
6 352 (27.20%) REST
7 316 (24.42%) Web Services
8 307 (23.72%) UNIX
9 298 (23.03%) XML
10 274 (21.17%) Configuration Management
11 271 (20.94%) Relational Database
12 270 (20.87%) Git (software)
13 264 (20.40%) TCP/IP
14 259 (20.02%) CSS
15 253 (19.55%) Responsive Web Design
16 249 (19.24%) Web Design
17 227 (17.54%) SSL
18 226 (17.47%) Windows
19 224 (17.31%) TDD
20 220 (17.00%) SQL
21 219 (16.92%) Oracle
22 215 (16.62%) MongoDB
23 211 (16.31%) Subversion
24 195 (15.07%) .NET
25 187 (14.45%) Mac OS X
26 164 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
27 163 (12.60%) DNS
28 160 (12.36%) Python
28 160 (12.36%) JSON
29 158 (12.21%) Web Development

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 March 2015, 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
1 135 (10.43%) Apache
2 120 (9.27%) WebSphere
3 118 (9.12%) Tomcat
4 114 (8.81%) IIS
5 57 (4.40%) IBM HTTP Server
6 56 (4.33%) Node.js
7 52 (4.02%) WebLogic
8 43 (3.32%) JBoss
9 42 (3.25%) WebSphere Application Server
9 42 (3.25%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 28 (2.16%) Adobe CQ
11 23 (1.78%) nginx
12 22 (1.70%) CMS
12 22 (1.70%) BizTalk Server
13 17 (1.31%) Apache Solr
13 17 (1.31%) Jetty
14 14 (1.08%) MQSeries
15 13 (1.00%) SharePoint
16 11 (0.85%) Oracle Coherence
16 11 (0.85%) Confluence
Applications
1 62 (4.79%) MS Excel
2 55 (4.25%) MS Office
3 53 (4.10%) MS Visio
4 38 (2.94%) MS PowerPoint
5 3 (0.23%) MS Project
6 2 (0.15%) Doxygen
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.077%) GIMP
7 1 (0.077%) Final Cut Pro
7 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (1.47%) Oracle EBS
2 7 (0.54%) ResourceLink
3 6 (0.46%) RMDS
3 6 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.31%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle Payables
6 3 (0.23%) Documaker
6 3 (0.23%) Agresso
6 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
7 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.15%) osCommerce
7 2 (0.15%) Magento
7 2 (0.15%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.077%) Summit
8 1 (0.077%) SAP Oil and Gas
8 1 (0.077%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.077%) Eagle PACE
Cloud Services
1 20 (1.55%) Microsoft Azure
2 18 (1.39%) Amazon AWS
3 14 (1.08%) Amazon EC2
4 13 (1.00%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (0.85%) PaaS
6 9 (0.70%) GitHub
7 7 (0.54%) Google Cloud Platform
7 7 (0.54%) Google App Engine
8 6 (0.46%) SaaS
9 5 (0.39%) Amazon S3
9 5 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
10 3 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.15%) Route 53
11 2 (0.15%) ElastiCache
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.077%) IaaS
12 1 (0.077%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.077%) Heroku
Communications & Networking
1 264 (20.40%) TCP/IP
2 227 (17.54%) SSL
3 163 (12.60%) DNS
4 113 (8.73%) HTTPS
5 108 (8.35%) Firewall
6 97 (7.50%) FTP
7 87 (6.72%) Internet
8 59 (4.56%) SMTP
9 55 (4.25%) VPN
10 53 (4.10%) DHCP
11 52 (4.02%) WAN
12 50 (3.86%) IPsec
13 48 (3.71%) LAN
14 37 (2.86%) LDAP
15 36 (2.78%) VLAN
16 34 (2.63%) Intrusion Detection
17 26 (2.01%) BGP
18 23 (1.78%) OSPF
19 22 (1.70%) MPLS
19 22 (1.70%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 271 (20.94%) Relational Database
2 215 (16.62%) MongoDB
3 150 (11.59%) SQL Server
4 131 (10.12%) MySQL
5 98 (7.57%) Neo4j
6 53 (4.10%) PostgreSQL
7 51 (3.94%) NoSQL
8 49 (3.79%) DB2
9 47 (3.63%) RDBMS
10 30 (2.32%) Oracle Database
11 22 (1.70%) MariaDB
12 19 (1.47%) SQL Server 2008
13 13 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
14 12 (0.93%) Hadoop
14 12 (0.93%) Redis
15 11 (0.85%) CouchDB
15 11 (0.85%) Big Data
16 10 (0.77%) Data Warehouse
17 9 (0.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 8 (0.62%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 270 (20.87%) Git (software)
2 211 (16.31%) Subversion
3 144 (11.13%) Jenkins
4 97 (7.50%) Maven
5 84 (6.49%) Visual Studio
6 65 (5.02%) Cucumber
7 55 (4.25%) JUnit
8 48 (3.71%) Selenium
9 41 (3.17%) JIRA
10 38 (2.94%) Mockito
11 35 (2.70%) Jasmine
12 33 (2.55%) Team Foundation Server
13 31 (2.40%) Fiddler
14 27 (2.09%) Ant
15 24 (1.85%) Introscope
15 24 (1.85%) Hudson
16 21 (1.62%) Eclipse
16 21 (1.62%) WebDriver
17 15 (1.16%) SpecFlow
18 13 (1.00%) Grunt
General
1 143 (11.05%) Finance
2 51 (3.94%) Telecoms
3 50 (3.86%) Banking
4 34 (2.63%) Retail
5 18 (1.39%) Front Office
5 18 (1.39%) Marketing
6 16 (1.24%) Back Office
7 12 (0.93%) Publishing
8 11 (0.85%) Games
8 11 (0.85%) Billing
9 10 (0.77%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.70%) Legal
11 8 (0.62%) Advertising
11 8 (0.62%) Investment Banking
12 3 (0.23%) Local Government
12 3 (0.23%) Dutch Language
13 2 (0.15%) French Language
13 2 (0.15%) German Language
13 2 (0.15%) Hindi Language
Job Titles
1 632 (48.84%) Developer
2 245 (18.93%) Java Developer
3 85 (6.57%) Senior Developer
4 83 (6.41%) Analyst
5 57 (4.40%) Administrator
6 48 (3.71%) Front-End Developer
7 46 (3.55%) Web Developer
8 44 (3.40%) DevOps Engineer
9 42 (3.25%) Architect
10 39 (3.01%) Consultant
11 37 (2.86%) Author
11 37 (2.86%) Technical Author
12 35 (2.70%) JavaScript Developer
13 32 (2.47%) Tester
14 29 (2.24%) .NET Developer
15 28 (2.16%) UI Developer
16 26 (2.01%) UI Programmer
17 24 (1.85%) iOS Developer
17 24 (1.85%) Applications Support
18 23 (1.78%) Web Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 496 (38.33%) HTML
2 352 (27.20%) REST
3 316 (24.42%) Web Services
4 298 (23.03%) XML
5 259 (20.02%) CSS
6 195 (15.07%) .NET
7 160 (12.36%) JSON
8 153 (11.82%) SOAP
9 138 (10.66%) HTML5
10 133 (10.28%) RESTful
11 127 (9.81%) Hibernate
12 115 (8.89%) JAX-RS
13 114 (8.81%) jQuery
14 112 (8.66%) Spring
15 110 (8.50%) J2EE
16 98 (7.57%) CSS3
17 96 (7.42%) AngularJS
18 70 (5.41%) .NET Framework
19 69 (5.33%) Middleware
20 61 (4.71%) Sass
Miscellaneous
1 133 (10.28%) Open Source
2 71 (5.49%) Visualisation
3 56 (4.33%) Computer Science
4 55 (4.25%) User Experience
5 47 (3.63%) Mobile App
6 35 (2.70%) Analytical Skills
7 34 (2.63%) Clustering
8 27 (2.09%) Client/Server
8 27 (2.09%) Management Information System
8 27 (2.09%) Enterprise Software
9 23 (1.78%) PKI
10 18 (1.39%) iPad
11 16 (1.24%) iPhone
12 14 (1.08%) Digital Media
12 14 (1.08%) Replication
13 13 (1.00%) Algorithms
14 12 (0.93%) Data Structures
14 12 (0.93%) Device Driver
14 12 (0.93%) N-Tier
15 11 (0.85%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 553 (42.74%) Linux
2 307 (23.72%) UNIX
3 226 (17.47%) Windows
4 187 (14.45%) Mac OS X
5 56 (4.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 48 (3.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 43 (3.32%) Windows Server 2008
8 37 (2.86%) Apple iOS
9 36 (2.78%) Android
10 33 (2.55%) Solaris
11 23 (1.78%) Windows Server 2012
12 21 (1.62%) CentOS
12 21 (1.62%) Ubuntu
13 19 (1.47%) Windows 7
14 17 (1.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 16 (1.24%) AIX
16 15 (1.16%) Windows XP
17 14 (1.08%) SUSE
18 8 (0.62%) FreeBSD
19 7 (0.54%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 446 (34.47%) Agile Software Development
2 274 (21.17%) Configuration Management
3 253 (19.55%) Responsive Web Design
4 249 (19.24%) Web Design
5 224 (17.31%) TDD
6 164 (12.67%) Continuous Integration
7 158 (12.21%) Web Development
8 141 (10.90%) OO
9 123 (9.51%) BDD
10 110 (8.50%) DevOps
11 92 (7.11%) Software Engineering
12 90 (6.96%) MVC
13 85 (6.57%) Scrum
13 85 (6.57%) SOA
14 76 (5.87%) ITIL
15 58 (4.48%) Mentoring
16 57 (4.40%) E-Commerce
17 54 (4.17%) Unit Testing
18 50 (3.86%) Service Delivery
19 48 (3.71%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 569 (43.97%) Java
2 359 (27.74%) JavaScript
3 220 (17.00%) SQL
4 160 (12.36%) Python
5 151 (11.67%) C#
6 122 (9.43%) Ruby
7 100 (7.73%) PHP
8 66 (5.10%) Scala
9 62 (4.79%) Perl
10 51 (3.94%) C
11 46 (3.55%) C++
12 44 (3.40%) PL/SQL
13 39 (3.01%) Bash Shell
14 38 (2.94%) Shell Script
15 31 (2.40%) Objective-C
16 28 (2.16%) Jython
17 26 (2.01%) XPath
18 25 (1.93%) T-SQL
19 23 (1.78%) PowerShell
20 17 (1.31%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 93 (7.19%) Security Cleared
2 86 (6.65%) Degree
3 53 (4.10%) SC Cleared
4 26 (2.01%) Cisco Certification
5 21 (1.62%) CCNP
6 14 (1.08%) ISEB
7 12 (0.93%) CISSP
7 12 (0.93%) DV Cleared
8 11 (0.85%) CCIE
9 10 (0.77%) ISTQB
9 10 (0.77%) Microsoft Certification
10 9 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
11 8 (0.62%) CCNA
12 7 (0.54%) GCIH
13 6 (0.46%) CEH
14 5 (0.39%) GIAC
14 5 (0.39%) IBM Certification
14 5 (0.39%) SSCP
14 5 (0.39%) RHCE
14 5 (0.39%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.85%) QA
2 9 (0.70%) SLA
3 5 (0.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.31%) PCI DSS
5 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
5 3 (0.23%) COBIT
5 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.15%) RosettaNet
6 2 (0.15%) COSO
7 1 (0.077%) WCAG
7 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 40 (3.09%) Active Directory
1 40 (3.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 21 (1.62%) Xen
3 16 (1.24%) NFS
4 15 (1.16%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
5 14 (1.08%) Varnish
6 11 (0.85%) Docker
7 10 (0.77%) KVM
8 9 (0.70%) SRDF
8 9 (0.70%) Snort
9 8 (0.62%) Firmware
10 7 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.39%) PowerHA
11 5 (0.39%) VMware ESX
12 4 (0.31%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.31%) Squid
13 3 (0.23%) Postfix
13 3 (0.23%) Samba
13 3 (0.23%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 143 (11.05%) Puppet
2 85 (6.57%) Opscode Chef
3 30 (2.32%) Ansible
4 22 (1.70%) Nagios
5 18 (1.39%) Salt
6 16 (1.24%) HP SiteScope
7 14 (1.08%) yum
8 13 (1.00%) Vagrant
9 11 (0.85%) Kibana
9 11 (0.85%) HP Quality Center
10 7 (0.54%) CA Wily
11 6 (0.46%) SCOM
11 6 (0.46%) StatsD
12 5 (0.39%) RANCID
12 5 (0.39%) CA Single Sign-On
12 5 (0.39%) OPNET
12 5 (0.39%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.39%) Tivoli NetView
13 4 (0.31%) MOM
13 4 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 219 (16.92%) Oracle
2 149 (11.51%) Microsoft
3 112 (8.66%) IBM
4 77 (5.95%) Red Hat
5 61 (4.71%) VMware
6 56 (4.33%) Cisco
7 51 (3.94%) HP
8 45 (3.48%) Salesforce.com
9 34 (2.63%) Google
10 26 (2.01%) Citrix
11 20 (1.55%) Adobe
11 20 (1.55%) SAP
12 18 (1.39%) Sybase
13 17 (1.31%) Sun
13 17 (1.31%) ATG
14 16 (1.24%) Intel
14 16 (1.24%) NetApp
15 15 (1.16%) Blue Coat
15 15 (1.16%) CheckPoint
15 15 (1.16%) AppDynamics
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 1 hour ago
London
Hydrogen Group
Rate: £350.00 - £425.00 per day
Posted: 4 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Posted: 9 hours ago
Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £13 - £15 per hour + overtime rates
Posted: Yesterday
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £600 per annum
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £500 - £700 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £350 - £450 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £250 - £275 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Glasgow, Lanarkshire
TEKsystems
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
City, London
Aston Carter
Rate: £400 - £600 per day
Posted: 2 days ago