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 31 July 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 170 197 202
Rank change year-on-year
+27 +5
Contract jobs citing HTTP 668 527 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.22% 1.03% 0.94%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.80% 7.55% 6.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 407 325 313
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 £298 £300 £256
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £550 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year
+2.73% +7.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 7 20
Average hourly rate £42.50 £32.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+30.76% +8.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £34.09 £14.62 £19.05
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £72.50 £35.40 £43.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £61.25 £22.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+172.22% -25.00%
Communications & Networking Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
7595 6980 8978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.88% 13.65% 15.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 4048 3621 3969
Average daily rate £360 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.85% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £210 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £492 £473
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 409 460 702
Average hourly rate £20.00 £25.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% +11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.00 £13.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £20.00 £25.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-21.56% +2.00%

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 31 July 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 31 July 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 31 July 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 +16 578 £400 -5.88% 464
London +19 359 £400 -5.88% 238
South East -4 82 £375 - 61
City of London +22 74 £400 -11.11% 110
Scotland +33 66 £400 +9.58% 22
Edinburgh +15 43 £400 +9.58% 13
Hampshire +12 36 £375 -6.25% 13
East of England -6 35 £303 -26.66% 27
Berkshire +12 33 £383 +9.28% 27
Yorkshire +1 22 £325 +8.33% 35
Glasgow +14 21 £375 - 7
South West -11 20 £383 -13.06% 19
West Midlands -7 17 £323 +35.78% 22
West Yorkshire +4 15 £340 +13.33% 24
North West -9 14 £335 -10.66% 35
East Midlands +13 13 £450 - 12
Cambridgeshire -5 12 £330 -22.35% 12
Reading +4 11 £390 +20.00% 18
Cambridge -3 11 £330 +5.60% 8
Gloucestershire - 11 £390 - 9
Cheshire +7 9 £375 - 11
Essex +7 9 £165 -49.23% 1
Hertfordshire 0 9 £263 +5.00% 8
North East -7 9 £288 +15.00% 15
Gloucester - 9 £390 - 1
Coventry - 8 £320 -
Nottingham - 7 - - 3
Nottinghamshire - 7 - - 3
Leeds -11 6 £380 +26.66% 16
Buckinghamshire -12 6 - - 1

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 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.

1 458 (37.57%) Java
2 453 (37.16%) Linux
3 421 (34.54%) HTML
4 374 (30.68%) XML
5 354 (29.04%) JavaScript
6 308 (25.27%) Web Services
7 305 (25.02%) UNIX
8 262 (21.49%) SQL
9 251 (20.59%) Oracle
10 247 (20.26%) TCP/IP
11 246 (20.18%) CSS
12 229 (18.79%) JSON
13 223 (18.29%) REST
14 220 (18.05%) Windows
15 202 (16.57%) SSL
16 191 (15.67%) SOAP
17 189 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
18 188 (15.42%) .NET
19 187 (15.34%) Git (software)
20 178 (14.60%) DNS
21 175 (14.36%) Subversion
22 171 (14.03%) TDD
23 169 (13.86%) RESTful
24 163 (13.37%) Continuous Integration
25 155 (12.72%) Configuration Management
26 154 (12.63%) Relational Database
27 152 (12.47%) Scrum
28 151 (12.39%) Apache
29 150 (12.31%) Finance
30 145 (11.89%) Python

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 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
1 151 (12.39%) Apache
2 121 (9.93%) WebSphere
3 98 (8.04%) IIS
4 89 (7.30%) Tomcat
5 55 (4.51%) WebLogic
6 51 (4.18%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 45 (3.69%) Node.js
8 39 (3.20%) WebSphere Application Server
9 37 (3.04%) SharePoint
10 33 (2.71%) Jetty
11 29 (2.38%) IBM HTTP Server
12 21 (1.72%) nginx
12 21 (1.72%) Oracle Service Bus
13 19 (1.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 18 (1.48%) SharePoint 2010
15 15 (1.23%) MQSeries
16 14 (1.15%) WebLogic Portal
16 14 (1.15%) CMS
16 14 (1.15%) Adobe CQ
17 13 (1.07%) WordPress
Applications
1 55 (4.51%) MS Excel
2 28 (2.30%) MS Office
3 17 (1.39%) MS Visio
4 15 (1.23%) InfoPath
5 10 (0.82%) MS PowerPoint
6 6 (0.49%) Doxygen
6 6 (0.49%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.41%) Spreadsheet
8 3 (0.25%) Final Cut Pro
8 3 (0.25%) MS Project
9 2 (0.16%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.16%) GIMP
10 1 (0.082%) Quicktime
10 1 (0.082%) SPSS
10 1 (0.082%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 34 (2.79%) Oracle EBS
2 14 (1.15%) Oracle BPM
3 10 (0.82%) Cognos TM1
4 7 (0.57%) Documaker
5 6 (0.49%) Oracle FAH
6 5 (0.41%) Oracle Retail
6 5 (0.41%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.41%) RMDS
7 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
8 3 (0.25%) Dynamics CRM
9 2 (0.16%) SAP BPC
9 2 (0.16%) Magento
9 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
9 2 (0.16%) Oracle Payables
10 1 (0.082%) CSG Singleview
10 1 (0.082%) SAP FI
10 1 (0.082%) Oracle ERP
10 1 (0.082%) Minerva
10 1 (0.082%) Agresso
10 1 (0.082%) SimCorp Dimension
Cloud Services
1 39 (3.20%) PaaS
2 33 (2.71%) Microsoft Azure
2 33 (2.71%) SaaS
3 26 (2.13%) Cloud Computing
4 24 (1.97%) Amazon EC2
5 14 (1.15%) Amazon AWS
6 11 (0.90%) Google App Engine
7 8 (0.66%) Amazon S3
8 7 (0.57%) Route 53
8 7 (0.57%) Amazon ELB
9 6 (0.49%) GitHub
10 4 (0.33%) Heroku
11 3 (0.25%) IaaS
11 3 (0.25%) Force.com
12 1 (0.082%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 247 (20.26%) TCP/IP
2 202 (16.57%) SSL
3 178 (14.60%) DNS
4 133 (10.91%) Internet
5 121 (9.93%) FTP
6 112 (9.19%) HTTPS
7 109 (8.94%) Firewall
8 70 (5.74%) SMTP
9 66 (5.41%) LDAP
10 53 (4.35%) WAN
11 49 (4.02%) VPN
12 48 (3.94%) DHCP
13 42 (3.45%) LAN
14 40 (3.28%) SSH
15 31 (2.54%) IPsec
16 26 (2.13%) SAN
17 22 (1.80%) NAS
18 21 (1.72%) Wireshark
18 21 (1.72%) BGP
19 19 (1.56%) Telnet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 154 (12.63%) Relational Database
2 127 (10.42%) SQL Server
3 112 (9.19%) MySQL
4 75 (6.15%) MongoDB
5 60 (4.92%) Oracle Database
6 50 (4.10%) NoSQL
7 32 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
8 31 (2.54%) Oracle Database 11g
8 31 (2.54%) Neo4j
9 28 (2.30%) PostgreSQL
10 24 (1.97%) Oracle ODI
11 22 (1.80%) Redis
12 21 (1.72%) Apache Cassandra
13 20 (1.64%) Data Warehouse
14 18 (1.48%) RDBMS
15 17 (1.39%) Azure SQL Database
15 17 (1.39%) Big Data
16 15 (1.23%) DB2
17 14 (1.15%) SQL Server Integration Services
18 13 (1.07%) Oracle BI EE
Development Applications
1 187 (15.34%) Git (software)
2 175 (14.36%) Subversion
3 82 (6.73%) Selenium
3 82 (6.73%) Jenkins
4 74 (6.07%) JUnit
5 65 (5.33%) Maven
6 49 (4.02%) LoadRunner
7 48 (3.94%) Cucumber
8 42 (3.45%) JIRA
9 40 (3.28%) Ant
10 39 (3.20%) WebDriver
11 38 (3.12%) Visual Studio
12 37 (3.04%) Hudson
13 30 (2.46%) TeamCity
14 29 (2.38%) Eclipse
15 26 (2.13%) QuickTest Pro
16 20 (1.64%) Introscope
17 19 (1.56%) Fiddler
18 18 (1.48%) CruiseControl
19 17 (1.39%) WATIR
General
1 150 (12.31%) Finance
2 54 (4.43%) Telecoms
3 50 (4.10%) Retail
4 42 (3.45%) Banking
5 23 (1.89%) Manufacturing
5 23 (1.89%) Financial Institution
6 15 (1.23%) Games
7 13 (1.07%) Billing
8 11 (0.90%) Military
8 11 (0.90%) Front Office
9 10 (0.82%) Electronics
9 10 (0.82%) Publishing
9 10 (0.82%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.82%) Marketing
10 5 (0.41%) Back Office
10 5 (0.41%) Legal
11 4 (0.33%) Advertising
12 3 (0.25%) Pharmaceutical
13 2 (0.16%) Multimedia
13 2 (0.16%) Local Government
Job Titles
1 582 (47.74%) Developer
2 113 (9.27%) Java Developer
3 84 (6.89%) Analyst
4 68 (5.58%) Administrator
5 60 (4.92%) Architect
6 55 (4.51%) Front-End Developer
7 51 (4.18%) Web Developer
8 49 (4.02%) Software Engineer
9 45 (3.69%) Consultant
9 45 (3.69%) Senior Developer
10 39 (3.20%) Tester
11 35 (2.87%) Systems Administrator
12 32 (2.63%) C# Developer
12 32 (2.63%) iOS Developer
13 31 (2.54%) Test Analyst
14 29 (2.38%) Network Engineer
14 29 (2.38%) Test Engineer
15 27 (2.21%) DevOps Engineer
16 26 (2.13%) Linux Administrator
17 25 (2.05%) JavaScript Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 421 (34.54%) HTML
2 374 (30.68%) XML
3 308 (25.27%) Web Services
4 246 (20.18%) CSS
5 229 (18.79%) JSON
6 223 (18.29%) REST
7 191 (15.67%) SOAP
8 188 (15.42%) .NET
9 169 (13.86%) RESTful
10 125 (10.25%) HTML5
11 115 (9.43%) jQuery
12 102 (8.37%) ASP.NET
13 84 (6.89%) Spring
14 82 (6.73%) Middleware
15 80 (6.56%) CSS3
16 72 (5.91%) J2EE
17 63 (5.17%) Ajax
18 60 (4.92%) Hibernate
19 59 (4.84%) XSLT
20 51 (4.18%) JMS
Miscellaneous
1 112 (9.19%) Open Source
2 55 (4.51%) Mobile App
3 44 (3.61%) Visualisation
4 40 (3.28%) Computer Science
5 37 (3.04%) Client/Server
6 34 (2.79%) Management Information System
7 27 (2.21%) Clustering
8 20 (1.64%) Data Integration
9 19 (1.56%) PKI
10 15 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
11 13 (1.07%) iPhone
12 12 (0.98%) FMCG
12 12 (0.98%) iPad
13 11 (0.90%) Animation
13 11 (0.90%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
14 9 (0.74%) Firmware
14 9 (0.74%) Streaming Video
14 9 (0.74%) Replication
14 9 (0.74%) Streaming Media
14 9 (0.74%) Hedge funds
Operating Systems
1 453 (37.16%) Linux
2 305 (25.02%) UNIX
3 220 (18.05%) Windows
4 125 (10.25%) Mac OS X
5 48 (3.94%) Apple iOS
6 47 (3.86%) Solaris
7 45 (3.69%) Windows Server 2003
8 42 (3.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 39 (3.20%) Android
10 27 (2.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 23 (1.89%) Windows 2000
11 23 (1.89%) Windows XP
12 15 (1.23%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.15%) AIX
14 13 (1.07%) Windows 7
15 9 (0.74%) CentOS
16 8 (0.66%) HPUX
17 7 (0.57%) SUSE
17 7 (0.57%) Debian
18 4 (0.33%) VxWorks
Processes & Methodologies
1 189 (15.50%) Agile Software Development
2 171 (14.03%) TDD
3 163 (13.37%) Continuous Integration
4 155 (12.72%) Configuration Management
5 152 (12.47%) Scrum
6 139 (11.40%) Web Development
7 125 (10.25%) Responsive Web Design
8 120 (9.84%) Web Design
9 107 (8.78%) OO
10 91 (7.47%) Software Engineering
11 86 (7.05%) BDD
12 84 (6.89%) Unit Testing
13 82 (6.73%) SOA
13 82 (6.73%) MVC
14 80 (6.56%) ITIL
15 77 (6.32%) Performance Testing
16 72 (5.91%) Test Automation
17 69 (5.66%) DevOps
18 67 (5.50%) E-Commerce
19 53 (4.35%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 458 (37.57%) Java
2 354 (29.04%) JavaScript
3 262 (21.49%) SQL
4 145 (11.89%) Python
5 132 (10.83%) C#
6 123 (10.09%) Ruby
7 119 (9.76%) Perl
8 116 (9.52%) PHP
9 87 (7.14%) C
10 78 (6.40%) Shell Script
11 72 (5.91%) C++
12 57 (4.68%) Bash Shell
13 38 (3.12%) PowerShell
14 37 (3.04%) Objective-C
14 37 (3.04%) T-SQL
15 31 (2.54%) Scala
16 29 (2.38%) Groovy
16 29 (2.38%) XPath
17 22 (1.80%) Jython
18 20 (1.64%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 87 (7.14%) Security Cleared
2 84 (6.89%) Degree
3 47 (3.86%) SC Cleared
4 31 (2.54%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
5 28 (2.30%) ISTQB
6 22 (1.80%) Cisco Certification
7 18 (1.48%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.23%) ISEB
9 14 (1.15%) CCENT
9 14 (1.15%) LPIC
10 10 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
10 10 (0.82%) CCNA
11 9 (0.74%) Microsoft Certification
12 7 (0.57%) Sun Certification
12 7 (0.57%) CCNP
13 5 (0.41%) CCIP
14 4 (0.33%) MCSE
14 4 (0.33%) MCSA
15 3 (0.25%) MCP
15 3 (0.25%) BC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 56 (4.59%) QA
2 12 (0.98%) SLA
3 10 (0.82%) Data Quality
4 4 (0.33%) TickIT
4 4 (0.33%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.25%) PCI DSS
6 2 (0.16%) WCAG
6 2 (0.16%) COBIT
7 1 (0.082%) Sarbanes-Oxley
7 1 (0.082%) EMIR
7 1 (0.082%) Dodd-Frank
System Software
1 49 (4.02%) VMware Infrastructure
2 43 (3.53%) Active Directory
3 26 (2.13%) Varnish
4 21 (1.72%) Oracle RAC
5 19 (1.56%) Squid
6 13 (1.07%) NFS
6 13 (1.07%) qmail
7 12 (0.98%) Xen
8 10 (0.82%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
9 9 (0.74%) KVM
10 8 (0.66%) Forefront TMG
11 6 (0.49%) vCloud
12 5 (0.41%) SRDF
12 5 (0.41%) Docker
13 4 (0.33%) Hyper-V
14 3 (0.25%) Sendmail
14 3 (0.25%) Dovecot
15 2 (0.16%) VMware ESXi
15 2 (0.16%) vSphere
15 2 (0.16%) RHEV
Systems Management
1 86 (7.05%) Puppet
2 38 (3.12%) HP Quality Center
3 36 (2.95%) Opscode Chef
4 30 (2.46%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 19 (1.56%) Tivoli
6 17 (1.39%) Nagios
7 16 (1.31%) Vagrant
8 15 (1.23%) Zenoss
9 14 (1.15%) SCOM
10 10 (0.82%) CA Wily
11 9 (0.74%) Oracle Identity Management
12 8 (0.66%) OpenView
13 7 (0.57%) OpenView Configuration Management
13 7 (0.57%) OpenSSO
14 6 (0.49%) HP SiteScope
15 5 (0.41%) BMC PATROL
15 5 (0.41%) DameWare
15 5 (0.41%) Netcool
15 5 (0.41%) ITRS Geneos
16 4 (0.33%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 251 (20.59%) Oracle
2 117 (9.60%) Microsoft
3 89 (7.30%) HP
4 88 (7.22%) IBM
5 68 (5.58%) Cisco
6 66 (5.41%) VMware
7 42 (3.45%) F5
8 41 (3.36%) Red Hat
9 38 (3.12%) SAP
10 33 (2.71%) JBoss
11 27 (2.21%) Juniper
12 24 (1.97%) Citrix
12 24 (1.97%) Google
13 23 (1.89%) Sun
14 20 (1.64%) Salesforce.com
15 14 (1.15%) Apple
15 14 (1.15%) CheckPoint
15 14 (1.15%) EMC
16 13 (1.07%) Akamai
17 12 (0.98%) Intel
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