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 29 June 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
29 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 200 172 165
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -7
Contract jobs citing HTTP 596 688 651
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.06% 1.28% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.43% 9.48% 9.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 361 419 389
Average daily rate
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£400 £390 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.56% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £284 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £475 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £335
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 3 12
Average hourly rate £23.61 £42.50 £22.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-44.45% +91.01%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.30 £34.09 £11.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £136.50 £37.15
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.50 £42.50 £22.60
% change year-on-year
-23.52% +88.09%

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
8020 7256 6943
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.30% 13.47% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 4516 3919 3521
Average daily rate £354 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.07% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £213 £200 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 468 381 524
Average hourly rate £23.00 £19.00 £24.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.05% -22.44%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £11.50 £13.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £18.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year
+38.88% -28.00%

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 29 June 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 29 June 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 29 June 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 -20 541 £423 +12.66% 590
London -20 300 £475 +18.75% 286
South East -44 94 £400 +14.28% 96
City of London -9 71 £475 +18.75% 112
North West +21 48 £381 +3.04% 60
South West +12 33 £375 - 26
Wales +26 32 £250 -37.50% 3
East of England -12 29 £375 +23.96% 21
Berkshire -14 29 £398 +52.88% 29
Yorkshire -20 26 £300 -8.04% 35
South Wales +15 23 £250 -37.50% 1
West Yorkshire -10 21 £300 -8.04% 24
Cardiff +18 20 £250 -37.50% 1
Leeds -12 19 £300 -11.11% 18
West Sussex - 19 £513 - 4
Manchester -1 16 £394 +6.41% 28
Hampshire -29 15 £425 +13.33% 21
Essex +1 14 £325 +96.96% 2
Cheshire -2 13 £400 - 13
Oxfordshire -17 13 £400 +25.00% 5
Worthing - 13 £550 -
Reading 0 11 £450 +17.64% 12
Buckinghamshire -2 10 £410 - 2
West Midlands -4 10 £320 -28.88% 33
Wiltshire +7 9 £350 -4.10% 12
Maidenhead +4 9 £398 +47.22%
Oxford -7 8 £413 -2.94% 2
North East -13 8 £300 +20.00% 5
Bristol - 8 £400 - 5
Devon -1 7 £375 +22.44% 2

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 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.

1 542 (42.71%) Java
2 499 (39.32%) Linux
3 491 (38.69%) HTML
4 484 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
5 413 (32.55%) JavaScript
6 312 (24.59%) TCP/IP
7 300 (23.64%) CSS
8 296 (23.33%) Configuration Management
9 290 (22.85%) Web Services
10 286 (22.54%) Git (software)
11 281 (22.14%) XML
12 278 (21.91%) UNIX
13 272 (21.43%) REST
14 263 (20.72%) Relational Database
15 252 (19.86%) TDD
16 244 (19.23%) SSL
17 230 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
18 228 (17.97%) Subversion
19 226 (17.81%) SQL
20 225 (17.73%) Windows
21 204 (16.08%) DNS
21 204 (16.08%) Responsive Web Design
22 199 (15.68%) .NET
23 198 (15.60%) Oracle
24 189 (14.89%) MongoDB
25 187 (14.74%) Web Design
26 182 (14.34%) Jenkins
27 175 (13.79%) Open Source
28 169 (13.32%) Puppet
29 168 (13.24%) Web Development

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 June 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
1 163 (12.84%) Apache
2 154 (12.14%) Tomcat
3 126 (9.93%) IIS
4 122 (9.61%) WebSphere
5 65 (5.12%) Node.js
6 55 (4.33%) JBoss
7 50 (3.94%) WebLogic
8 47 (3.70%) Jetty
9 46 (3.62%) IBM HTTP Server
10 45 (3.55%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 42 (3.31%) nginx
12 40 (3.15%) WebSphere Application Server
13 30 (2.36%) Confluence
14 24 (1.89%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 23 (1.81%) BizTalk Server
16 16 (1.26%) CMS
17 15 (1.18%) MQSeries
18 13 (1.02%) SharePoint
19 12 (0.95%) Oracle Coherence
20 11 (0.87%) Liferay
Applications
1 41 (3.23%) MS Visio
2 38 (2.99%) MS Excel
3 35 (2.76%) MS Office
4 21 (1.65%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.47%) MS Project
6 5 (0.39%) Photoshop
7 2 (0.16%) Spreadsheet
8 1 (0.079%) GIMP
8 1 (0.079%) Acrobat
Business Applications
1 8 (0.63%) RMDS
2 6 (0.47%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.47%) Oracle BPM
3 4 (0.32%) Magento
3 4 (0.32%) Remedy ITSM
3 4 (0.32%) WebTrends
4 3 (0.24%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.24%) Summit
5 2 (0.16%) Documaker
5 2 (0.16%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.079%) Tridion
6 1 (0.079%) Agresso
6 1 (0.079%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.079%) SAP SRM
6 1 (0.079%) Remedy AR System
6 1 (0.079%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.079%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.079%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.079%) Markit EDM
Cloud Services
1 105 (8.27%) Amazon AWS
2 50 (3.94%) Microsoft Azure
3 37 (2.92%) Amazon EC2
4 30 (2.36%) Cloud Computing
5 27 (2.13%) Google App Engine
5 27 (2.13%) Google Cloud Platform
6 24 (1.89%) PaaS
7 10 (0.79%) SaaS
8 7 (0.55%) GitHub
9 5 (0.39%) Office 365
10 4 (0.32%) OpenShift
10 4 (0.32%) AWS CloudFormation
11 3 (0.24%) Heroku
11 3 (0.24%) Amazon S3
12 2 (0.16%) Amazon SQS
12 2 (0.16%) SoftLayer
13 1 (0.079%) Amazon ElastiCache
13 1 (0.079%) IaaS
13 1 (0.079%) Amazon ELB
13 1 (0.079%) Route 53
Communications & Networking
1 312 (24.59%) TCP/IP
2 244 (19.23%) SSL
3 204 (16.08%) DNS
4 126 (9.93%) Firewall
5 111 (8.75%) FTP
6 109 (8.59%) Internet
7 82 (6.46%) HTTPS
8 76 (5.99%) DHCP
9 67 (5.28%) SMTP
10 66 (5.20%) IPsec
11 57 (4.49%) VPN
12 51 (4.02%) LAN
13 47 (3.70%) WAN
14 28 (2.21%) MPLS
15 26 (2.05%) LDAP
16 19 (1.50%) SAN
16 19 (1.50%) Intranet
17 18 (1.42%) SSH
17 18 (1.42%) Network Security
18 17 (1.34%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 263 (20.72%) Relational Database
2 189 (14.89%) MongoDB
3 160 (12.61%) MySQL
4 132 (10.40%) SQL Server
5 88 (6.93%) NoSQL
6 57 (4.49%) Neo4j
7 54 (4.26%) PostgreSQL
8 51 (4.02%) RDBMS
9 41 (3.23%) DB2
10 34 (2.68%) Oracle Database
11 26 (2.05%) CouchDB
12 25 (1.97%) Apache Cassandra
13 20 (1.58%) Big Data
13 20 (1.58%) Redis
14 16 (1.26%) Oracle Database 11g
15 14 (1.10%) Hadoop
16 13 (1.02%) SQL Server Integration Services
16 13 (1.02%) SQL Server 2008
17 12 (0.95%) Oracle Database 12c
18 10 (0.79%) HBase
Development Applications
1 286 (22.54%) Git (software)
2 228 (17.97%) Subversion
3 182 (14.34%) Jenkins
4 104 (8.20%) Maven
5 66 (5.20%) JIRA
6 62 (4.89%) Cucumber
7 55 (4.33%) Visual Studio
8 46 (3.62%) Selenium
9 40 (3.15%) JUnit
10 32 (2.52%) Hudson
11 31 (2.44%) Mockito
11 31 (2.44%) Team Foundation Server
12 24 (1.89%) Ant
13 23 (1.81%) WebDriver
14 20 (1.58%) Mercurial
15 19 (1.50%) Artifactory
16 18 (1.42%) SpecFlow
16 18 (1.42%) Jasmine
16 18 (1.42%) JMeter
17 17 (1.34%) Introscope
General
1 136 (10.72%) Finance
2 47 (3.70%) Banking
3 42 (3.31%) Retail
4 28 (2.21%) Telecoms
5 26 (2.05%) Marketing
6 19 (1.50%) Back Office
6 19 (1.50%) Publishing
7 16 (1.26%) Games
8 12 (0.95%) Manufacturing
8 12 (0.95%) Advertising
8 12 (0.95%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.79%) Front Office
9 10 (0.79%) Legal
10 9 (0.71%) Financial Institution
11 7 (0.55%) Local Government
12 5 (0.39%) Billing
13 4 (0.32%) Electronics
14 3 (0.24%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.24%) Multimedia
14 3 (0.24%) French Language
Job Titles
1 600 (47.28%) Developer
2 191 (15.05%) Java Developer
3 74 (5.83%) Senior Developer
4 68 (5.36%) Analyst
5 53 (4.18%) Architect
6 52 (4.10%) Administrator
7 49 (3.86%) Front-End Developer
8 47 (3.70%) Web Developer
9 42 (3.31%) Software Engineer
10 39 (3.07%) Consultant
11 38 (2.99%) DevOps Engineer
12 35 (2.76%) JavaScript Developer
13 34 (2.68%) Web Engineer
14 32 (2.52%) .NET Developer
15 29 (2.29%) Scala Developer
16 27 (2.13%) Senior Java Developer
17 25 (1.97%) Network Engineer
18 23 (1.81%) Infrastructure Architect
19 21 (1.65%) Project Manager
19 21 (1.65%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 491 (38.69%) HTML
2 300 (23.64%) CSS
3 290 (22.85%) Web Services
4 281 (22.14%) XML
5 272 (21.43%) REST
6 199 (15.68%) .NET
7 150 (11.82%) SOAP
8 143 (11.27%) JSON
9 133 (10.48%) HTML5
10 132 (10.40%) AngularJS
11 123 (9.69%) RESTful
12 122 (9.61%) Spring
13 115 (9.06%) J2EE
14 112 (8.83%) jQuery
15 97 (7.64%) Middleware
16 96 (7.57%) CSS3
17 93 (7.33%) Hibernate
18 76 (5.99%) ASP.NET
19 72 (5.67%) JAX-RS
20 68 (5.36%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 75 (5.91%) Visualisation
2 62 (4.89%) User Experience
3 33 (2.60%) Mobile App
4 31 (2.44%) Data Centre
5 30 (2.36%) Computer Science
6 28 (2.21%) Analytical Skills
7 25 (1.97%) iPad
7 25 (1.97%) iPhone
7 25 (1.97%) Client/Server
7 25 (1.97%) Management Information System
7 25 (1.97%) Clustering
8 19 (1.50%) Device Driver
8 19 (1.50%) Streaming Video
9 17 (1.34%) W3C
9 17 (1.34%) PKI
10 16 (1.26%) Enterprise Software
11 15 (1.18%) DataPower
12 14 (1.10%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.95%) Digital Media
14 10 (0.79%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 499 (39.32%) Linux
2 278 (21.91%) UNIX
3 225 (17.73%) Windows
4 153 (12.06%) Mac OS X
5 64 (5.04%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 33 (2.60%) Apple iOS
7 32 (2.52%) Solaris
8 30 (2.36%) Windows Server 2008
9 29 (2.29%) Windows Server 2003
9 29 (2.29%) Android
10 25 (1.97%) Windows 7
11 22 (1.73%) AIX
12 18 (1.42%) Windows Server 2012
13 15 (1.18%) CentOS
14 14 (1.10%) Embedded Linux
15 13 (1.02%) Ubuntu
16 11 (0.87%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
17 9 (0.71%) SUSE
17 9 (0.71%) FreeBSD
18 7 (0.55%) Windows CE
Processes & Methodologies
1 484 (38.14%) Agile Software Development
2 296 (23.33%) Configuration Management
3 252 (19.86%) TDD
4 230 (18.12%) Continuous Integration
5 204 (16.08%) Responsive Web Design
6 187 (14.74%) Web Design
7 175 (13.79%) Open Source
8 168 (13.24%) Web Development
9 145 (11.43%) Scrum
10 130 (10.24%) OO
11 128 (10.09%) DevOps
12 123 (9.69%) BDD
13 120 (9.46%) SOA
14 108 (8.51%) MVC
15 107 (8.43%) Software Engineering
16 65 (5.12%) Unit Testing
17 64 (5.04%) ITIL
18 63 (4.96%) E-Commerce
19 57 (4.49%) Microservices
20 54 (4.26%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 542 (42.71%) Java
2 413 (32.55%) JavaScript
3 226 (17.81%) SQL
4 160 (12.61%) Python
5 146 (11.51%) C#
6 109 (8.59%) Ruby
7 91 (7.17%) PHP
8 76 (5.99%) Scala
9 64 (5.04%) C
10 54 (4.26%) Perl
11 46 (3.62%) C++
12 43 (3.39%) Shell Script
13 29 (2.29%) Jython
14 28 (2.21%) XPath
14 28 (2.21%) Bash Shell
15 25 (1.97%) XQuery
16 24 (1.89%) PowerShell
17 23 (1.81%) Objective-C
18 20 (1.58%) PL/SQL
18 20 (1.58%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 96 (7.57%) Security Cleared
2 65 (5.12%) Degree
3 53 (4.18%) SC Cleared
4 23 (1.81%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (1.58%) Microsoft Certification
6 17 (1.34%) CCNA
6 17 (1.34%) DV Cleared
7 14 (1.10%) CCNP
8 12 (0.95%) ISEB
8 12 (0.95%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
9 10 (0.79%) CISSP
10 8 (0.63%) ITIL Certification
11 6 (0.47%) MCP
11 6 (0.47%) RHCE
11 6 (0.47%) ISTQB
11 6 (0.47%) MCITP
12 5 (0.39%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
12 5 (0.39%) GCIH
12 5 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 4 (0.32%) IBM Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 32 (2.52%) QA
2 18 (1.42%) PCI DSS
3 7 (0.55%) SLA
3 7 (0.55%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 5 (0.39%) COBIT
5 4 (0.32%) COSO
6 3 (0.24%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.24%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 3 (0.24%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.16%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.079%) HL7
8 1 (0.079%) RosettaNet
8 1 (0.079%) WCAG
System Software
1 78 (6.15%) VMware Infrastructure
2 51 (4.02%) Active Directory
3 35 (2.76%) Xen
4 27 (2.13%) Varnish
5 14 (1.10%) Hyper-V
5 14 (1.10%) NFS
6 13 (1.02%) Oracle RAC
7 11 (0.87%) KVM
7 11 (0.87%) Squid
8 10 (0.79%) Firmware
9 9 (0.71%) Docker
9 9 (0.71%) VMware ESXi
9 9 (0.71%) SRDF
10 8 (0.63%) Snort
10 8 (0.63%) VMware ESX
11 7 (0.55%) ProxySG
12 6 (0.47%) XenServer
13 4 (0.32%) SpamAssassin
13 4 (0.32%) vCloud
13 4 (0.32%) ISA Server
Systems Management
1 169 (13.32%) Puppet
2 125 (9.85%) Opscode Chef
3 40 (3.15%) Ansible
4 31 (2.44%) Salt
5 20 (1.58%) yum
6 15 (1.18%) Nagios
7 13 (1.02%) Kibana
8 12 (0.95%) HP SiteScope
9 10 (0.79%) Vagrant
10 8 (0.63%) WMI
11 7 (0.55%) HP Quality Center
11 7 (0.55%) HAProxy
12 5 (0.39%) SELinux
12 5 (0.39%) Graphite
12 5 (0.39%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.39%) CA Wily
12 5 (0.39%) Cacti
12 5 (0.39%) BladeLogic
12 5 (0.39%) MOM
13 4 (0.32%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 198 (15.60%) Oracle
2 143 (11.27%) Microsoft
3 108 (8.51%) IBM
4 94 (7.41%) VMware
5 79 (6.23%) Red Hat
6 70 (5.52%) Cisco
7 45 (3.55%) Google
8 39 (3.07%) CheckPoint
9 34 (2.68%) Citrix
10 31 (2.44%) HP
11 26 (2.05%) Salesforce.com
12 24 (1.89%) F5
13 23 (1.81%) Adobe
14 22 (1.73%) SAP
15 20 (1.58%) TIBCO
16 16 (1.26%) Sybase
16 16 (1.26%) ATG
17 14 (1.10%) Juniper
17 14 (1.10%) NetApp
18 13 (1.02%) Blue Coat
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £425 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £600 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Edinburgh, Midlothian
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 per day
Posted: 12 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 13 hours ago
London
Resource Partners Ltd
Rate: Salary negotiable
Posted: 13 hours ago
Reading, Berkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £595 - £650 per day
Posted: 14 hours ago
South Yorkshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £400 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £650 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 16 hours ago
Newcastle Upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear
TEKsystems
Rate: £9 - £11 per hour
Posted: 16 hours ago
Central London / West End
Candour Solutions
Posted: 17 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £545 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £750 per day
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 19 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £380 per day
Posted: 19 hours ago