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 4 August 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
4 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 219 175 200
Rank change year-on-year
-44 +25
Contract jobs citing HTTP 574 674 528
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.01% 1.23% 1.03%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.35% 8.79% 7.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 374 413 324
Average daily rate
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£413 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £380 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+1.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 3 7
Average hourly rate £27.50 £42.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.29% +30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £34.09 £14.62
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £72.50 £35.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £27.50 £61.25 £22.50
% change year-on-year
-55.10% +172.22%

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
7807 7668 7022
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.71% 14.03% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 4468 4097 3642
Average daily rate £375 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £488
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 479 413 460
Average hourly rate £21.50 £20.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -20.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.00 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £42.50 £41.41
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £20.00 £25.50
% change year-on-year
+7.62% -21.56%

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 4 August 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 4 August 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 4 August 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 -59 509 £425 +6.25% 589
London -44 268 £450 +12.50% 292
South East -24 85 £400 +6.66% 72
City of London -14 73 £450 +12.50% 102
Wales +31 46 £250 -37.50% 5
North West 0 41 £398 +18.65% 51
South Wales +32 40 £250 -37.50% 4
Cardiff +24 36 £250 -37.50% 3
South West +13 36 £375 -1.96% 31
Yorkshire -19 30 £418 +28.61% 49
Berkshire -6 28 £425 +8.97% 22
East of England -16 28 £488 +47.72% 35
West Yorkshire -14 26 £428 +25.73% 27
Leeds -3 25 £428 +12.50% 24
Manchester +5 22 £400 +50.94% 25
Hampshire -26 18 £398 +6.00% 10
West Midlands +3 14 £344 +6.58% 36
Essex -5 14 £583 +253.03% 1
Buckinghamshire +3 13 £410 - 4
Oxfordshire -7 12 £400 - 3
Wiltshire +8 9 £300 -17.80% 10
Cheshire -6 8 £463 +23.33% 16
Oxford -10 8 £413 +3.12%
Reading -11 8 £450 +10.42% 14
Scotland -58 8 £438 +9.37% 17
Bristol - 8 £463 - 8
West Sussex - 8 £613 - 2
Milton Keynes +1 7 £325 - 2
Exeter 0 7 £375 +20.00%
Devon -1 7 £375 +20.00% 2

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 August 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.

1 507 (42.21%) Java
2 506 (42.13%) HTML
3 487 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
4 481 (40.05%) Linux
5 429 (35.72%) JavaScript
6 304 (25.31%) TCP/IP
7 300 (24.98%) CSS
8 287 (23.90%) UNIX
9 285 (23.73%) Git (software)
10 271 (22.56%) REST
11 268 (22.31%) Web Services
12 263 (21.90%) TDD
13 260 (21.65%) XML
13 260 (21.65%) Configuration Management
14 244 (20.32%) Relational Database
15 229 (19.07%) SSL
16 228 (18.98%) Continuous Integration
17 226 (18.82%) Subversion
18 211 (17.57%) SQL
19 200 (16.65%) Windows
20 199 (16.57%) DNS
21 194 (16.15%) Oracle
22 186 (15.49%) Jenkins
23 182 (15.15%) Responsive Web Design
23 182 (15.15%) Apache
24 181 (15.07%) MongoDB
25 176 (14.65%) Web Development
26 170 (14.15%) Tomcat
27 166 (13.82%) Open Source
28 165 (13.74%) .NET

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 4 August 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
1 182 (15.15%) Apache
2 170 (14.15%) Tomcat
3 119 (9.91%) WebSphere
4 108 (8.99%) IIS
5 69 (5.75%) Node.js
6 62 (5.16%) JBoss
7 60 (5.00%) Jetty
8 53 (4.41%) WebLogic
9 51 (4.25%) nginx
10 42 (3.50%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 38 (3.16%) WebSphere Application Server
12 35 (2.91%) Confluence
13 31 (2.58%) IBM HTTP Server
14 22 (1.83%) Adobe Experience Manager
15 18 (1.50%) CMS
16 17 (1.42%) Elasticsearch
17 14 (1.17%) BizTalk Server
18 13 (1.08%) Mule
19 11 (0.92%) WordPress
19 11 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 36 (3.00%) MS Excel
2 30 (2.50%) MS Visio
2 30 (2.50%) MS Office
3 14 (1.17%) MS PowerPoint
4 11 (0.92%) Photoshop
5 8 (0.67%) MS Project
6 2 (0.17%) Acrobat
7 1 (0.083%) Adobe Illustrator
7 1 (0.083%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 9 (0.75%) Oracle BPM
2 8 (0.67%) RMDS
3 5 (0.42%) WebTrends
3 5 (0.42%) Magento
4 3 (0.25%) Summit
4 3 (0.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.25%) Remedy ITSM
5 2 (0.17%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.083%) Primavera
6 1 (0.083%) Oracle EBS
6 1 (0.083%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.083%) Tridion
6 1 (0.083%) Agresso
6 1 (0.083%) Eagle PACE
6 1 (0.083%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.083%) ResourceLink
6 1 (0.083%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.083%) Fredhopper
6 1 (0.083%) Markit EDM
6 1 (0.083%) BigMachines
Cloud Services
1 116 (9.66%) Amazon AWS
2 57 (4.75%) Microsoft Azure
3 43 (3.58%) Amazon EC2
4 29 (2.41%) Google App Engine
4 29 (2.41%) Google Cloud Platform
5 28 (2.33%) Cloud Computing
6 24 (2.00%) PaaS
7 10 (0.83%) SaaS
8 7 (0.58%) Office 365
8 7 (0.58%) OpenShift
9 4 (0.33%) GitHub
9 4 (0.33%) Google Analytics
10 3 (0.25%) IaaS
10 3 (0.25%) Amazon ELB
10 3 (0.25%) Heroku
10 3 (0.25%) Adobe Analytics
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon CloudWatch
11 2 (0.17%) SoftLayer
11 2 (0.17%) Amazon S3
12 1 (0.083%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 304 (25.31%) TCP/IP
2 229 (19.07%) SSL
3 199 (16.57%) DNS
4 134 (11.16%) Firewall
5 122 (10.16%) Internet
6 103 (8.58%) FTP
7 82 (6.83%) HTTPS
8 68 (5.66%) SMTP
9 66 (5.50%) DHCP
10 60 (5.00%) VPN
10 60 (5.00%) IPsec
11 52 (4.33%) LAN
12 45 (3.75%) WAN
13 28 (2.33%) SSH
14 27 (2.25%) LDAP
15 23 (1.92%) MPLS
15 23 (1.92%) Intranet
16 22 (1.83%) Network Security
17 20 (1.67%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 19 (1.58%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 244 (20.32%) Relational Database
2 181 (15.07%) MongoDB
3 157 (13.07%) MySQL
4 98 (8.16%) SQL Server
5 78 (6.49%) NoSQL
6 63 (5.25%) PostgreSQL
7 59 (4.91%) Neo4j
8 38 (3.16%) DB2
9 36 (3.00%) RDBMS
10 34 (2.83%) Oracle Database
11 30 (2.50%) Apache Cassandra
12 24 (2.00%) CouchDB
13 22 (1.83%) Redis
14 20 (1.67%) Big Data
15 15 (1.25%) Oracle Database 11g
16 13 (1.08%) Hadoop
17 12 (1.00%) Oracle Database 12c
18 11 (0.92%) Riak
19 9 (0.75%) HBase
20 8 (0.67%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 285 (23.73%) Git (software)
2 226 (18.82%) Subversion
3 186 (15.49%) Jenkins
4 105 (8.74%) Maven
5 66 (5.50%) JIRA
6 59 (4.91%) Cucumber
7 51 (4.25%) Selenium
8 50 (4.16%) JUnit
9 34 (2.83%) JMeter
10 31 (2.58%) Hudson
11 28 (2.33%) Mockito
12 25 (2.08%) Gradle
13 22 (1.83%) Artifactory
13 22 (1.83%) Jasmine
13 22 (1.83%) Mercurial
14 21 (1.75%) WebDriver
15 20 (1.67%) Visual Studio
15 20 (1.67%) Karma Test Runner
16 18 (1.50%) Ant
17 16 (1.33%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 131 (10.91%) Finance
2 48 (4.00%) Banking
3 42 (3.50%) Retail
4 26 (2.16%) Marketing
5 21 (1.75%) Back Office
6 20 (1.67%) Publishing
7 17 (1.42%) Games
8 14 (1.17%) Telecoms
8 14 (1.17%) Investment Banking
9 10 (0.83%) Financial Institution
9 10 (0.83%) Legal
9 10 (0.83%) Manufacturing
10 9 (0.75%) Advertising
11 7 (0.58%) Front Office
12 6 (0.50%) Local Government
13 4 (0.33%) Multimedia
13 4 (0.33%) Billing
13 4 (0.33%) Electronics
14 3 (0.25%) Retail Banking
14 3 (0.25%) French Language
Job Titles
1 585 (48.71%) Developer
2 195 (16.24%) Java Developer
3 64 (5.33%) Analyst
3 64 (5.33%) Senior Developer
4 59 (4.91%) Architect
5 52 (4.33%) Software Engineer
6 48 (4.00%) Front-End Developer
7 47 (3.91%) Web Developer
8 44 (3.66%) Administrator
9 43 (3.58%) Scala Developer
10 41 (3.41%) DevOps Engineer
11 40 (3.33%) Web Engineer
12 39 (3.25%) JavaScript Developer
13 33 (2.75%) Consultant
14 28 (2.33%) Network Engineer
14 28 (2.33%) Senior Java Developer
15 26 (2.16%) .NET Developer
16 22 (1.83%) Infrastructure Architect
16 22 (1.83%) Software Developer
17 21 (1.75%) iOS Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 506 (42.13%) HTML
2 300 (24.98%) CSS
3 271 (22.56%) REST
4 268 (22.31%) Web Services
5 260 (21.65%) XML
6 165 (13.74%) .NET
7 156 (12.99%) AngularJS
8 144 (11.99%) JSON
8 144 (11.99%) HTML5
9 141 (11.74%) SOAP
10 137 (11.41%) jQuery
11 132 (10.99%) Spring
12 110 (9.16%) J2EE
13 100 (8.33%) CSS3
14 99 (8.24%) Hibernate
15 97 (8.08%) RESTful
16 92 (7.66%) Middleware
17 82 (6.83%) Ajax
18 75 (6.24%) JAX-RS
19 66 (5.50%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 67 (5.58%) User Experience
2 64 (5.33%) Visualisation
3 32 (2.66%) Data Centre
4 28 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
5 26 (2.16%) Clustering
6 23 (1.92%) Client/Server
7 22 (1.83%) Management Information System
8 21 (1.75%) PKI
9 20 (1.67%) Computer Science
10 19 (1.58%) iPad
10 19 (1.58%) W3C
11 18 (1.50%) Streaming Video
11 18 (1.50%) iPhone
12 17 (1.42%) DataPower
12 17 (1.42%) Enterprise Software
13 16 (1.33%) Mobile App
14 15 (1.25%) Device Driver
15 13 (1.08%) N-Tier
15 13 (1.08%) RIA
15 13 (1.08%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 481 (40.05%) Linux
2 287 (23.90%) UNIX
3 200 (16.65%) Windows
4 151 (12.57%) Mac OS X
5 68 (5.66%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 39 (3.25%) Solaris
7 29 (2.41%) Apple iOS
8 25 (2.08%) AIX
9 21 (1.75%) Android
10 19 (1.58%) Windows 7
11 17 (1.42%) Ubuntu
12 15 (1.25%) Windows Server 2008
12 15 (1.25%) CentOS
13 13 (1.08%) Windows Server 2003
14 11 (0.92%) Embedded Linux
15 9 (0.75%) FreeBSD
16 7 (0.58%) SUSE
16 7 (0.58%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
16 7 (0.58%) Windows Server 2012
17 4 (0.33%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 487 (40.55%) Agile Software Development
2 263 (21.90%) TDD
3 260 (21.65%) Configuration Management
4 228 (18.98%) Continuous Integration
5 182 (15.15%) Responsive Web Design
6 176 (14.65%) Web Development
7 166 (13.82%) Open Source
8 165 (13.74%) Web Design
9 154 (12.82%) Scrum
10 134 (11.16%) BDD
11 120 (9.99%) DevOps
12 112 (9.33%) Software Engineering
13 110 (9.16%) MVC
14 104 (8.66%) SOA
15 103 (8.58%) OO
16 84 (6.99%) Unit Testing
17 67 (5.58%) E-Commerce
18 61 (5.08%) Mentoring
19 53 (4.41%) ITIL
20 48 (4.00%) Performance Tuning
Programming Languages
1 507 (42.21%) Java
2 429 (35.72%) JavaScript
3 211 (17.57%) SQL
4 156 (12.99%) Python
5 121 (10.07%) C#
6 101 (8.41%) PHP
7 96 (7.99%) Ruby
8 89 (7.41%) Scala
9 64 (5.33%) C
10 52 (4.33%) Perl
11 48 (4.00%) C++
12 41 (3.41%) Shell Script
13 29 (2.41%) PowerShell
13 29 (2.41%) Bash Shell
14 23 (1.92%) Jython
15 20 (1.67%) Go
16 18 (1.50%) Objective-C
16 18 (1.50%) PL/SQL
17 16 (1.33%) Groovy
18 15 (1.25%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 112 (9.33%) Security Cleared
2 64 (5.33%) SC Cleared
3 50 (4.16%) Degree
4 24 (2.00%) Cisco Certification
5 18 (1.50%) DV Cleared
6 17 (1.42%) CCNA
7 15 (1.25%) Microsoft Certification
8 14 (1.17%) CCNP
9 12 (1.00%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (0.75%) CISSP
11 8 (0.67%) ITIL Certification
12 7 (0.58%) RHCE
13 6 (0.50%) MCP
13 6 (0.50%) MCITP
14 5 (0.42%) GCIH
14 5 (0.42%) PRINCE2 Certification
14 5 (0.42%) IBM Certification
15 4 (0.33%) CCDA
15 4 (0.33%) ISEB
15 4 (0.33%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 31 (2.58%) QA
2 20 (1.67%) PCI DSS
3 8 (0.67%) SLA
4 4 (0.33%) COBIT
4 4 (0.33%) COSO
5 3 (0.25%) ISO 9001
5 3 (0.25%) ISO 14001
6 2 (0.17%) ISO/IEC 27001
6 2 (0.17%) P3O
7 1 (0.083%) Data Quality
7 1 (0.083%) WCAG
7 1 (0.083%) HL7
System Software
1 84 (6.99%) VMware Infrastructure
2 49 (4.08%) Active Directory
3 32 (2.66%) Xen
4 28 (2.33%) Varnish
5 20 (1.67%) Hyper-V
6 16 (1.33%) NFS
6 16 (1.33%) Docker
7 14 (1.17%) Squid
8 10 (0.83%) KVM
8 10 (0.83%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (0.75%) VMware ESX
9 9 (0.75%) Snort
9 9 (0.75%) vCloud
10 8 (0.67%) VMware ESXi
10 8 (0.67%) SRDF
11 7 (0.58%) XenServer
11 7 (0.58%) ProxySG
11 7 (0.58%) Firmware
12 5 (0.42%) Postfix
12 5 (0.42%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 159 (13.24%) Puppet
2 116 (9.66%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (3.50%) Ansible
4 35 (2.91%) Salt
5 18 (1.50%) yum
6 17 (1.42%) Nagios
7 15 (1.25%) Kibana
8 12 (1.00%) Vagrant
8 12 (1.00%) logstash
9 10 (0.83%) Graphite
9 10 (0.83%) ZABBIX
9 10 (0.83%) HAProxy
10 8 (0.67%) WMI
10 8 (0.67%) Rundeck
11 6 (0.50%) CA Spectrum
12 5 (0.42%) CA Wily
12 5 (0.42%) Cacti
12 5 (0.42%) Ganglia
12 5 (0.42%) SELinux
13 4 (0.33%) CA Single Sign-On
Vendors
1 194 (16.15%) Oracle
2 118 (9.83%) Microsoft
3 105 (8.74%) IBM
4 96 (7.99%) VMware
5 77 (6.41%) Cisco
6 66 (5.50%) Red Hat
7 45 (3.75%) Google
8 36 (3.00%) CheckPoint
9 31 (2.58%) F5
10 24 (2.00%) Adobe
11 22 (1.83%) Citrix
12 20 (1.67%) TIBCO
13 19 (1.58%) Sybase
13 19 (1.58%) SAP
14 17 (1.42%) Juniper
14 17 (1.42%) NetApp
15 15 (1.25%) HP
15 15 (1.25%) ATG
16 13 (1.08%) Blue Coat
16 13 (1.08%) Salesforce.com
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