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 26 May 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
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 202 176 131
Rank change year-on-year
-26 -45
Contract jobs citing HTTP 612 628 748
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.13% 1.19% 1.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.66% 9.05% 11.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 373 387 445
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £400
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £266
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £537
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £325
% change year-on-year
- +15.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 2 15
Average hourly rate £40.00 £86.25 £16.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-53.62% +439.06%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.18 £27.25 £10.90
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £145.25 £42.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £41.25 £12.50 £22.35
% change year-on-year
+230.00% -44.05%

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
7992 6938 6777
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.70% 13.17% 14.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 4456 3791 3339
Average daily rate £350 £363 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.44% +3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 450 380 537
Average hourly rate £26.00 £19.00 £22.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+36.84% -13.63%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.90 £40.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.00 £18.00 £22.25
% change year-on-year
+44.44% -19.10%

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 26 May 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 26 May 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 26 May 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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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 +6 571 £400 - 457
London 0 300 £450 +5.88% 201
South East -8 96 £398 +22.30% 87
City of London -21 58 £463 +8.82% 93
Yorkshire +19 52 £403 +17.09% 27
West Yorkshire +24 48 £425 +23.63% 20
Leeds +22 46 £425 +23.63% 11
North West -12 41 £388 -6.06% 40
Berkshire +7 38 £398 +89.28% 31
South West +14 29 £375 - 30
East of England -7 28 £375 +7.14% 21
West Midlands -4 20 £325 -15.58% 33
Reading +19 18 £425 +112.50% 16
Hampshire -10 17 £400 +23.07% 8
Cheshire -16 16 £400 - 9
Wales +10 15 £413 +3.12% 5
Buckinghamshire -2 13 £370 - 8
West Sussex - 13 £475 - 4
Scotland -54 12 £350 -12.50% 14
Manchester -11 11 £394 -12.50% 20
Worthing - 11 £513 -
Essex +4 10 £248 +50.00%
Maidenhead +6 9 £398 - 2
Milton Keynes +4 9 £325 - 3
Cambridgeshire +1 9 £388 +17.42% 10
Surrey -2 9 £325 -10.34% 16
Bristol +9 8 £388 +3.33% 4
Edinburgh -36 8 £350 -12.50% 8
New Malden - 8 £275 - 1
Wiltshire +4 7 £325 -10.95% 14

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 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.

1 535 (41.51%) Java
2 533 (41.35%) Linux
3 487 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
4 471 (36.54%) HTML
5 394 (30.57%) JavaScript
6 316 (24.52%) Web Services
7 296 (22.96%) TCP/IP
8 293 (22.73%) Configuration Management
9 288 (22.34%) REST
10 279 (21.64%) CSS
11 277 (21.49%) XML
12 265 (20.56%) UNIX
13 264 (20.48%) Git (software)
14 257 (19.94%) SSL
15 248 (19.24%) Relational Database
16 235 (18.23%) TDD
17 233 (18.08%) Windows
18 232 (18.00%) .NET
19 225 (17.46%) Subversion
20 221 (17.15%) SQL
21 219 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
22 208 (16.14%) Responsive Web Design
23 199 (15.44%) Oracle
24 192 (14.90%) Web Design
25 186 (14.43%) DNS
25 186 (14.43%) Open Source
25 186 (14.43%) MongoDB
26 171 (13.27%) Microsoft
26 171 (13.27%) Python
26 171 (13.27%) Puppet

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 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
1 162 (12.57%) Apache
2 138 (10.71%) Tomcat
3 136 (10.55%) WebSphere
4 130 (10.09%) IIS
5 60 (4.65%) IBM HTTP Server
5 60 (4.65%) Node.js
6 48 (3.72%) WebSphere Application Server
6 48 (3.72%) nginx
7 46 (3.57%) WebLogic
8 43 (3.34%) Jetty
9 40 (3.10%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 37 (2.87%) JBoss
11 28 (2.17%) BizTalk Server
12 26 (2.02%) Adobe Experience Manager
13 21 (1.63%) CMS
14 18 (1.40%) Confluence
15 16 (1.24%) SharePoint
15 16 (1.24%) Apache Solr
16 15 (1.16%) MQSeries
17 13 (1.01%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 57 (4.42%) MS Excel
2 56 (4.34%) MS Visio
3 50 (3.88%) MS Office
4 35 (2.72%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.47%) MS Project
6 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.078%) GIMP
7 1 (0.078%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 14 (1.09%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.47%) RMDS
2 6 (0.47%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
3 5 (0.39%) Magento
3 5 (0.39%) Remedy ITSM
4 4 (0.31%) WebTrends
5 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 3 (0.23%) Summit
6 2 (0.16%) Agresso
6 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
6 2 (0.16%) SAP SRM
6 2 (0.16%) ResourceLink
6 2 (0.16%) Temenos T24
6 2 (0.16%) osCommerce
6 2 (0.16%) Documaker
7 1 (0.078%) Fredhopper
7 1 (0.078%) Markit EDM
7 1 (0.078%) Eagle PACE
7 1 (0.078%) Remedy AR System
Cloud Services
1 92 (7.14%) Amazon AWS
2 48 (3.72%) Microsoft Azure
3 35 (2.72%) Amazon EC2
4 31 (2.40%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (2.09%) Google Cloud Platform
5 27 (2.09%) Google App Engine
6 23 (1.78%) PaaS
7 6 (0.47%) SaaS
7 6 (0.47%) GitHub
8 5 (0.39%) AWS CloudFormation
9 4 (0.31%) Amazon S3
9 4 (0.31%) OpenShift
10 3 (0.23%) Office 365
10 3 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
10 3 (0.23%) Heroku
11 2 (0.16%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.078%) Route 53
12 1 (0.078%) Amazon ELB
12 1 (0.078%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 296 (22.96%) TCP/IP
2 257 (19.94%) SSL
3 186 (14.43%) DNS
4 115 (8.92%) FTP
5 112 (8.69%) Firewall
6 106 (8.22%) Internet
7 84 (6.52%) HTTPS
8 72 (5.59%) DHCP
9 63 (4.89%) SMTP
10 61 (4.73%) IPsec
11 58 (4.50%) VPN
12 50 (3.88%) LAN
13 46 (3.57%) WAN
14 26 (2.02%) MPLS
15 24 (1.86%) LDAP
16 20 (1.55%) SSH
17 17 (1.32%) VLAN
18 16 (1.24%) DMZ
18 16 (1.24%) SAN
19 15 (1.16%) Intrusion Detection
Database & Business Intelligence
1 248 (19.24%) Relational Database
2 186 (14.43%) MongoDB
3 152 (11.79%) SQL Server
4 143 (11.09%) MySQL
5 69 (5.35%) NoSQL
6 62 (4.81%) PostgreSQL
7 57 (4.42%) Neo4j
8 55 (4.27%) RDBMS
9 52 (4.03%) DB2
10 27 (2.09%) Oracle Database
11 23 (1.78%) CouchDB
12 21 (1.63%) SQL Server 2008
13 20 (1.55%) Apache Cassandra
13 20 (1.55%) Big Data
14 16 (1.24%) Redis
15 13 (1.01%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 11 (0.85%) Hadoop
16 11 (0.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
16 11 (0.85%) Oracle Database 11g
17 10 (0.78%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 264 (20.48%) Git (software)
2 225 (17.46%) Subversion
3 167 (12.96%) Jenkins
4 98 (7.60%) Maven
5 76 (5.90%) Visual Studio
6 60 (4.65%) Cucumber
7 48 (3.72%) JIRA
8 47 (3.65%) Selenium
9 46 (3.57%) JUnit
10 34 (2.64%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (2.56%) Mockito
12 32 (2.48%) Hudson
13 28 (2.17%) Ant
14 23 (1.78%) Fiddler
14 23 (1.78%) Introscope
15 21 (1.63%) WebDriver
16 20 (1.55%) Mercurial
17 19 (1.47%) Artifactory
18 16 (1.24%) Eclipse
18 16 (1.24%) Grunt
General
1 146 (11.33%) Finance
2 50 (3.88%) Banking
3 43 (3.34%) Retail
4 37 (2.87%) Telecoms
5 22 (1.71%) Marketing
6 18 (1.40%) Back Office
7 16 (1.24%) Games
8 14 (1.09%) Publishing
9 13 (1.01%) Front Office
10 11 (0.85%) Billing
10 11 (0.85%) Financial Institution
11 10 (0.78%) Manufacturing
11 10 (0.78%) Advertising
12 9 (0.70%) Investment Banking
13 7 (0.54%) Local Government
13 7 (0.54%) Legal
14 4 (0.31%) Electronics
15 3 (0.23%) Retail Banking
15 3 (0.23%) Dutch Language
16 2 (0.16%) French Language
Job Titles
1 583 (45.23%) Developer
2 180 (13.96%) Java Developer
3 77 (5.97%) Senior Developer
4 69 (5.35%) Analyst
5 54 (4.19%) Architect
6 53 (4.11%) Web Developer
6 53 (4.11%) Administrator
7 48 (3.72%) Front-End Developer
8 45 (3.49%) DevOps Engineer
9 39 (3.03%) JavaScript Developer
10 38 (2.95%) Consultant
10 38 (2.95%) Software Engineer
11 35 (2.72%) Web Engineer
12 33 (2.56%) Author
12 33 (2.56%) Technical Author
13 29 (2.25%) .NET Developer
14 25 (1.94%) iOS Developer
14 25 (1.94%) Tester
15 24 (1.86%) Senior Java Developer
16 21 (1.63%) Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 471 (36.54%) HTML
2 316 (24.52%) Web Services
3 288 (22.34%) REST
4 279 (21.64%) CSS
5 277 (21.49%) XML
6 232 (18.00%) .NET
7 156 (12.10%) JSON
8 153 (11.87%) SOAP
9 130 (10.09%) HTML5
10 122 (9.46%) RESTful
11 117 (9.08%) J2EE
12 104 (8.07%) AngularJS
13 98 (7.60%) Spring
14 96 (7.45%) jQuery
15 91 (7.06%) Hibernate
16 90 (6.98%) Middleware
17 88 (6.83%) CSS3
18 85 (6.59%) .NET Framework
19 79 (6.13%) ASP.NET
20 74 (5.74%) JAX-RS
Miscellaneous
1 69 (5.35%) Visualisation
1 69 (5.35%) User Experience
2 47 (3.65%) Computer Science
3 42 (3.26%) Mobile App
4 32 (2.48%) Data Centre
5 31 (2.40%) Clustering
6 30 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (1.94%) iPhone
7 25 (1.94%) iPad
8 24 (1.86%) Management Information System
8 24 (1.86%) Client/Server
9 19 (1.47%) Device Driver
10 18 (1.40%) Streaming Video
11 17 (1.32%) Enterprise Software
11 17 (1.32%) PKI
11 17 (1.32%) W3C
12 14 (1.09%) DataPower
12 14 (1.09%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.93%) Replication
13 12 (0.93%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 533 (41.35%) Linux
2 265 (20.56%) UNIX
3 233 (18.08%) Windows
4 155 (12.02%) Mac OS X
5 62 (4.81%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 38 (2.95%) Windows Server 2008
6 38 (2.95%) Windows Server 2003
7 37 (2.87%) Apple iOS
8 34 (2.64%) Android
9 28 (2.17%) Windows 7
10 27 (2.09%) Solaris
11 25 (1.94%) AIX
12 20 (1.55%) Windows Server 2012
13 18 (1.40%) CentOS
14 15 (1.16%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
15 13 (1.01%) Embedded Linux
15 13 (1.01%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.85%) Windows XP
17 10 (0.78%) SUSE
18 9 (0.70%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (37.78%) Agile Software Development
2 293 (22.73%) Configuration Management
3 235 (18.23%) TDD
4 219 (16.99%) Continuous Integration
5 208 (16.14%) Responsive Web Design
6 192 (14.90%) Web Design
7 186 (14.43%) Open Source
8 156 (12.10%) Web Development
9 145 (11.25%) OO
10 134 (10.40%) DevOps
11 128 (9.93%) Scrum
12 120 (9.31%) SOA
13 111 (8.61%) BDD
14 107 (8.30%) Software Engineering
15 106 (8.22%) MVC
16 75 (5.82%) ITIL
17 73 (5.66%) Unit Testing
18 57 (4.42%) Mentoring
18 57 (4.42%) Microservices
19 55 (4.27%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 535 (41.51%) Java
2 394 (30.57%) JavaScript
3 221 (17.15%) SQL
4 171 (13.27%) Python
5 168 (13.03%) C#
6 117 (9.08%) Ruby
7 113 (8.77%) PHP
8 76 (5.90%) Scala
9 66 (5.12%) C
10 55 (4.27%) Perl
11 48 (3.72%) Shell Script
12 47 (3.65%) C++
13 34 (2.64%) Jython
14 33 (2.56%) Bash Shell
15 30 (2.33%) XPath
16 29 (2.25%) Objective-C
17 26 (2.02%) T-SQL
18 25 (1.94%) XQuery
19 24 (1.86%) PL/SQL
19 24 (1.86%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 96 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 85 (6.59%) Degree
3 52 (4.03%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.63%) Cisco Certification
5 16 (1.24%) CCNA
6 15 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
7 14 (1.09%) CCNP
7 14 (1.09%) ISEB
8 13 (1.01%) DV Cleared
9 10 (0.78%) CISSP
9 10 (0.78%) ISTQB
10 9 (0.70%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 9 (0.70%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
11 6 (0.47%) RHCE
11 6 (0.47%) MCITP
12 5 (0.39%) GCIH
12 5 (0.39%) IBM Certification
12 5 (0.39%) ITIL Certification
13 4 (0.31%) CCDA
13 4 (0.31%) GCIA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 30 (2.33%) QA
2 16 (1.24%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.47%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.39%) COBIT
4 5 (0.39%) SLA
5 4 (0.31%) COSO
6 3 (0.23%) ISO 14001
6 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
7 2 (0.16%) RosettaNet
7 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.078%) HL7
8 1 (0.078%) WCAG
System Software
1 71 (5.51%) VMware Infrastructure
2 50 (3.88%) Active Directory
3 30 (2.33%) Xen
4 24 (1.86%) Varnish
5 12 (0.93%) NFS
6 11 (0.85%) Hyper-V
6 11 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.78%) Firmware
7 10 (0.78%) Squid
8 6 (0.47%) ProxySG
8 6 (0.47%) SRDF
8 6 (0.47%) VMware ESXi
8 6 (0.47%) KVM
9 5 (0.39%) Docker
9 5 (0.39%) Snort
10 4 (0.31%) ISA Server
10 4 (0.31%) VMware ESX
10 4 (0.31%) Postfix
10 4 (0.31%) XenServer
10 4 (0.31%) SpamAssassin
Systems Management
1 171 (13.27%) Puppet
2 123 (9.54%) Opscode Chef
3 38 (2.95%) Ansible
4 36 (2.79%) Salt
5 20 (1.55%) yum
6 19 (1.47%) Nagios
7 14 (1.09%) HP SiteScope
7 14 (1.09%) Kibana
8 13 (1.01%) Vagrant
9 12 (0.93%) HP Quality Center
10 8 (0.62%) WMI
11 7 (0.54%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.39%) SELinux
12 5 (0.39%) StatsD
12 5 (0.39%) CA Wily
12 5 (0.39%) SCOM
12 5 (0.39%) ZABBIX
12 5 (0.39%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.39%) MOM
13 4 (0.31%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 199 (15.44%) Oracle
2 171 (13.27%) Microsoft
3 120 (9.31%) IBM
4 87 (6.75%) VMware
5 80 (6.21%) Red Hat
6 61 (4.73%) Cisco
7 45 (3.49%) HP
8 44 (3.41%) Google
9 41 (3.18%) Salesforce.com
10 36 (2.79%) CheckPoint
11 33 (2.56%) Citrix
12 25 (1.94%) Adobe
13 23 (1.78%) SAP
14 17 (1.32%) ATG
15 15 (1.16%) AppDynamics
16 14 (1.09%) Juniper
16 14 (1.09%) Apple
16 14 (1.09%) Sybase
16 14 (1.09%) F5
17 13 (1.01%) TIBCO
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