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 21 April 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
21 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 188 213 95
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -118
Contract jobs citing HTTP 662 546 954
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.18% 0.97% 2.00%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.07% 7.47% 13.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 327 583
Average daily rate
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£400 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £299 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £338
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 2 22
Average hourly rate £48.50 £86.25 £24.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.76% +248.48%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.65 £27.25 £10.60
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £145.25 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £12.50 £29.80
% change year-on-year
+280.00% -58.04%

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
8203 7310 7294
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.65% 13.01% 15.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 4494 3848 3626
Average daily rate £350 £360 £348
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +3.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £200 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £310
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +8.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 442 421 573
Average hourly rate £28.75 £20.00 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.75% -11.11%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.50 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+46.34% -8.88%

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 21 April 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 21 April 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 21 April 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 +42 629 £400 -3.03% 521
London +29 322 £473 +11.17% 229
South East +6 99 £398 +20.45% 98
City of London +7 69 £500 +11.11% 104
Yorkshire +35 63 £403 +26.27% 37
North West +5 60 £388 -3.12% 41
West Yorkshire +44 56 £415 +14.48% 24
Leeds +32 55 £415 +14.48% 14
Berkshire +26 51 £398 +17.77% 32
West Midlands +1 23 £340 +6.25% 33
East of England +3 22 £425 +17.24% 20
South West +13 21 £350 +19.65% 32
Cheshire -5 19 £394 -1.56% 13
Hampshire -23 18 £425 +24.08% 26
Reading +7 17 £375 -11.76% 13
Manchester -7 16 £381 +0.32% 14
Scotland -29 16 £350 -12.50% 26
North East - 15 £430 - 6
Tyne and Wear - 14 £430 - 4
Merseyside - 14 £415 - 2
Newcastle upon Tyne - 14 £430 - 4
Bristol +10 13 £400 +28.00% 12
Liverpool - 12 £415 - 1
Surrey -3 11 £325 - 15
Milton Keynes +4 10 £369 - 1
Buckinghamshire +3 10 £369 - 1
Essex +15 9 £425 +157.57% 1
Chester 0 9 £388 +1.30% 9
East Midlands -6 9 £400 +14.28% 25
Edinburgh -22 9 £350 -12.50% 8

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 April 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.

1 573 (44.01%) Java
2 558 (42.86%) Linux
3 497 (38.17%) HTML
4 479 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
5 371 (28.49%) JavaScript
6 337 (25.88%) REST
7 315 (24.19%) Web Services
8 301 (23.12%) UNIX
9 291 (22.35%) Configuration Management
10 287 (22.04%) XML
11 275 (21.12%) TCP/IP
12 272 (20.89%) Relational Database
13 267 (20.51%) Git (software)
14 257 (19.74%) CSS
15 247 (18.97%) Responsive Web Design
16 239 (18.36%) SSL
17 232 (17.82%) Web Design
18 226 (17.36%) Windows
18 226 (17.36%) Subversion
19 217 (16.67%) TDD
19 217 (16.67%) SQL
20 214 (16.44%) MongoDB
21 211 (16.21%) .NET
22 210 (16.13%) Oracle
23 188 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
24 183 (14.06%) Mac OS X
25 169 (12.98%) DNS
26 165 (12.67%) JSON
27 163 (12.52%) Microsoft
28 160 (12.29%) Apache

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 April 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
1 160 (12.29%) Apache
2 138 (10.60%) WebSphere
3 136 (10.45%) Tomcat
4 135 (10.37%) IIS
5 56 (4.30%) IBM HTTP Server
6 54 (4.15%) Node.js
7 46 (3.53%) WebSphere Application Server
8 43 (3.30%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 38 (2.92%) WebLogic
9 38 (2.92%) nginx
10 34 (2.61%) Adobe CQ
10 34 (2.61%) Jetty
11 29 (2.23%) JBoss
12 25 (1.92%) CMS
13 24 (1.84%) BizTalk Server
14 16 (1.23%) Apache Solr
15 14 (1.08%) Confluence
15 14 (1.08%) MQSeries
16 12 (0.92%) SharePoint
16 12 (0.92%) Oracle Coherence
Applications
1 61 (4.69%) MS Excel
2 53 (4.07%) MS Office
3 51 (3.92%) MS Visio
4 41 (3.15%) MS PowerPoint
5 6 (0.46%) MS Project
6 2 (0.15%) Spreadsheet
7 1 (0.077%) GIMP
7 1 (0.077%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 19 (1.46%) Oracle EBS
2 8 (0.61%) ResourceLink
3 6 (0.46%) RMDS
3 6 (0.46%) Dynamics CRM
4 5 (0.38%) Magento
4 5 (0.38%) Remedy ITSM
5 4 (0.31%) Agresso
5 4 (0.31%) WebTrends
5 4 (0.31%) Oracle BPM
6 3 (0.23%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 3 (0.23%) Google Analytics
6 3 (0.23%) Documaker
6 3 (0.23%) osCommerce
7 2 (0.15%) Temenos T24
7 2 (0.15%) SAP SRM
7 2 (0.15%) BusinessWorks
8 1 (0.077%) Summit
8 1 (0.077%) Eagle PACE
8 1 (0.077%) Remedy AR System
8 1 (0.077%) Fredhopper
Cloud Services
1 68 (5.22%) Amazon AWS
2 32 (2.46%) Amazon EC2
3 29 (2.23%) Cloud Computing
4 23 (1.77%) Google App Engine
4 23 (1.77%) Google Cloud Platform
5 21 (1.61%) Microsoft Azure
6 12 (0.92%) PaaS
7 9 (0.69%) GitHub
8 6 (0.46%) SaaS
8 6 (0.46%) AWS CloudFormation
9 5 (0.38%) Amazon S3
10 3 (0.23%) Heroku
10 3 (0.23%) Amazon SQS
11 2 (0.15%) Route 53
11 2 (0.15%) Amazon ElastiCache
12 1 (0.077%) IaaS
12 1 (0.077%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 275 (21.12%) TCP/IP
2 239 (18.36%) SSL
3 169 (12.98%) DNS
4 110 (8.45%) FTP
5 97 (7.45%) Firewall
6 90 (6.91%) Internet
7 88 (6.76%) HTTPS
8 70 (5.38%) DHCP
9 54 (4.15%) SMTP
10 51 (3.92%) IPsec
11 50 (3.84%) VPN
12 49 (3.76%) LAN
13 48 (3.69%) WAN
14 30 (2.30%) LDAP
15 21 (1.61%) VLAN
16 19 (1.46%) SSH
17 17 (1.31%) BGP
17 17 (1.31%) SNMP
17 17 (1.31%) SAN
18 16 (1.23%) DMZ
Database & Business Intelligence
1 272 (20.89%) Relational Database
2 214 (16.44%) MongoDB
3 157 (12.06%) SQL Server
4 126 (9.68%) MySQL
5 97 (7.45%) Neo4j
6 54 (4.15%) NoSQL
7 50 (3.84%) RDBMS
8 49 (3.76%) PostgreSQL
9 48 (3.69%) DB2
10 30 (2.30%) Oracle Database
11 21 (1.61%) SQL Server 2008
12 16 (1.23%) Big Data
13 14 (1.08%) Redis
14 13 (1.00%) Hadoop
14 13 (1.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
15 12 (0.92%) MariaDB
16 11 (0.84%) CouchDB
17 9 (0.69%) HBase
17 9 (0.69%) SQL Server Reporting Services
18 8 (0.61%) MS Access
Development Applications
1 267 (20.51%) Git (software)
2 226 (17.36%) Subversion
3 159 (12.21%) Jenkins
4 100 (7.68%) Maven
5 85 (6.53%) Visual Studio
6 68 (5.22%) Cucumber
7 58 (4.45%) JUnit
8 46 (3.53%) Selenium
9 45 (3.46%) JIRA
10 41 (3.15%) Mockito
11 33 (2.53%) Team Foundation Server
11 33 (2.53%) Jasmine
12 31 (2.38%) Hudson
13 28 (2.15%) Ant
14 26 (2.00%) WebDriver
15 25 (1.92%) Fiddler
16 24 (1.84%) Introscope
17 22 (1.69%) Eclipse
18 15 (1.15%) SpecFlow
18 15 (1.15%) Grunt
General
1 150 (11.52%) Finance
2 49 (3.76%) Telecoms
2 49 (3.76%) Banking
3 37 (2.84%) Retail
4 22 (1.69%) Marketing
5 17 (1.31%) Back Office
6 15 (1.15%) Front Office
6 15 (1.15%) Games
7 12 (0.92%) Publishing
7 12 (0.92%) Manufacturing
8 11 (0.84%) Billing
8 11 (0.84%) Financial Institution
9 9 (0.69%) Advertising
10 8 (0.61%) Legal
11 7 (0.54%) Investment Banking
12 5 (0.38%) Local Government
12 5 (0.38%) Electronics
13 3 (0.23%) Dutch Language
14 2 (0.15%) French Language
14 2 (0.15%) German Language
Job Titles
1 621 (47.70%) Developer
2 235 (18.05%) Java Developer
3 79 (6.07%) Analyst
4 74 (5.68%) Senior Developer
5 55 (4.22%) Administrator
6 51 (3.92%) Front-End Developer
7 47 (3.61%) DevOps Engineer
8 44 (3.38%) Web Developer
9 39 (3.00%) Architect
10 38 (2.92%) Author
10 38 (2.92%) Technical Author
10 38 (2.92%) Consultant
11 37 (2.84%) JavaScript Developer
12 30 (2.30%) Web Engineer
13 28 (2.15%) Tester
13 28 (2.15%) .NET Developer
14 25 (1.92%) Applications Support
14 25 (1.92%) Scala Developer
14 25 (1.92%) iOS Developer
15 24 (1.84%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 497 (38.17%) HTML
2 337 (25.88%) REST
3 315 (24.19%) Web Services
4 287 (22.04%) XML
5 257 (19.74%) CSS
6 211 (16.21%) .NET
7 165 (12.67%) JSON
8 156 (11.98%) SOAP
9 130 (9.98%) HTML5
10 124 (9.52%) RESTful
11 123 (9.45%) Hibernate
12 118 (9.06%) J2EE
13 111 (8.53%) JAX-RS
14 107 (8.22%) Spring
14 107 (8.22%) jQuery
15 99 (7.60%) CSS3
16 91 (6.99%) AngularJS
17 80 (6.14%) .NET Framework
18 74 (5.68%) Middleware
19 67 (5.15%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 155 (11.90%) Open Source
2 62 (4.76%) Visualisation
3 53 (4.07%) User Experience
3 53 (4.07%) Computer Science
4 45 (3.46%) Mobile App
5 33 (2.53%) Clustering
6 28 (2.15%) Analytical Skills
7 24 (1.84%) Client/Server
8 22 (1.69%) Management Information System
8 22 (1.69%) iPad
8 22 (1.69%) iPhone
9 16 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
9 16 (1.23%) Device Driver
10 15 (1.15%) Streaming Video
10 15 (1.15%) Replication
10 15 (1.15%) PKI
11 14 (1.08%) Digital Media
12 13 (1.00%) Data Structures
13 12 (0.92%) Algorithms
13 12 (0.92%) DataPower
Operating Systems
1 558 (42.86%) Linux
2 301 (23.12%) UNIX
3 226 (17.36%) Windows
4 183 (14.06%) Mac OS X
5 59 (4.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 46 (3.53%) Windows Server 2003
7 41 (3.15%) Windows Server 2008
7 41 (3.15%) Apple iOS
8 40 (3.07%) Android
9 33 (2.53%) Solaris
10 24 (1.84%) Windows Server 2012
11 22 (1.69%) CentOS
12 20 (1.54%) AIX
13 19 (1.46%) Windows 7
14 17 (1.31%) SUSE Linux Enterprise Server
14 17 (1.31%) Ubuntu
15 14 (1.08%) SUSE
16 12 (0.92%) Windows XP
17 9 (0.69%) FreeBSD
17 9 (0.69%) Embedded Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 479 (36.79%) Agile Software Development
2 291 (22.35%) Configuration Management
3 247 (18.97%) Responsive Web Design
4 232 (17.82%) Web Design
5 217 (16.67%) TDD
6 188 (14.44%) Continuous Integration
7 149 (11.44%) Web Development
8 142 (10.91%) OO
9 122 (9.37%) BDD
10 109 (8.37%) DevOps
11 93 (7.14%) SOA
12 92 (7.07%) Scrum
12 92 (7.07%) Software Engineering
13 82 (6.30%) MVC
13 82 (6.30%) ITIL
14 69 (5.30%) Unit Testing
15 57 (4.38%) E-Commerce
16 52 (3.99%) Mentoring
17 50 (3.84%) UML
18 47 (3.61%) Service Delivery
Programming Languages
1 573 (44.01%) Java
2 371 (28.49%) JavaScript
3 217 (16.67%) SQL
4 158 (12.14%) Python
5 154 (11.83%) C#
6 105 (8.06%) Ruby
7 103 (7.91%) PHP
8 72 (5.53%) Scala
9 63 (4.84%) C
10 58 (4.45%) Perl
11 46 (3.53%) C++
12 40 (3.07%) Shell Script
13 35 (2.69%) Bash Shell
14 31 (2.38%) Objective-C
14 31 (2.38%) Jython
14 31 (2.38%) PL/SQL
15 26 (2.00%) XPath
16 25 (1.92%) T-SQL
17 22 (1.69%) PowerShell
18 17 (1.31%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 97 (7.45%) Security Cleared
2 86 (6.61%) Degree
3 54 (4.15%) SC Cleared
4 21 (1.61%) Cisco Certification
5 19 (1.46%) CCNP
6 14 (1.08%) ISEB
7 10 (0.77%) CISSP
7 10 (0.77%) ISTQB
8 9 (0.69%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
8 9 (0.69%) DV Cleared
8 9 (0.69%) Microsoft Certification
9 8 (0.61%) CCIE
10 7 (0.54%) CCNA
11 5 (0.38%) RHCE
11 5 (0.38%) ITIL Certification
11 5 (0.38%) IBM Certification
11 5 (0.38%) GCIH
12 4 (0.31%) JNCIA
12 4 (0.31%) JNCIS
12 4 (0.31%) JNCIP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 24 (1.84%) QA
2 7 (0.54%) SLA
2 7 (0.54%) PCI DSS
3 5 (0.38%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 4 (0.31%) COBIT
5 3 (0.23%) COSO
5 3 (0.23%) Data Quality
5 3 (0.23%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 2 (0.15%) ISO 9001
6 2 (0.15%) RosettaNet
7 1 (0.077%) ISO 14001
7 1 (0.077%) WCAG
7 1 (0.077%) HL7
System Software
1 59 (4.53%) VMware Infrastructure
2 37 (2.84%) Active Directory
3 34 (2.61%) Xen
4 19 (1.46%) Varnish
5 16 (1.23%) Hyper-V
5 16 (1.23%) NFS
6 14 (1.08%) Oracle RAC
7 10 (0.77%) KVM
8 9 (0.69%) SRDF
8 9 (0.69%) Firmware
9 7 (0.54%) VMware ESXi
10 6 (0.46%) Docker
11 5 (0.38%) PowerHA
11 5 (0.38%) Snort
11 5 (0.38%) Squid
12 4 (0.31%) ISA Server
12 4 (0.31%) VMware ESX
13 3 (0.23%) Samba
13 3 (0.23%) Terminal Services
13 3 (0.23%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 150 (11.52%) Puppet
2 95 (7.30%) Opscode Chef
3 27 (2.07%) Ansible
4 21 (1.61%) Nagios
5 20 (1.54%) yum
5 20 (1.54%) Salt
6 16 (1.23%) HP SiteScope
7 11 (0.84%) HP Quality Center
7 11 (0.84%) Kibana
7 11 (0.84%) Vagrant
8 7 (0.54%) CA Wily
9 6 (0.46%) SCOM
9 6 (0.46%) StatsD
10 5 (0.38%) RANCID
10 5 (0.38%) BladeLogic
10 5 (0.38%) Tivoli NetView
11 4 (0.31%) MOM
11 4 (0.31%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
11 4 (0.31%) Control-M
11 4 (0.31%) WMI
Vendors
1 210 (16.13%) Oracle
2 163 (12.52%) Microsoft
3 120 (9.22%) IBM
4 82 (6.30%) Red Hat
4 82 (6.30%) VMware
5 53 (4.07%) Cisco
6 50 (3.84%) Google
7 48 (3.69%) HP
8 46 (3.53%) Salesforce.com
9 30 (2.30%) Citrix
10 25 (1.92%) Adobe
11 22 (1.69%) SAP
12 17 (1.31%) CheckPoint
12 17 (1.31%) ATG
13 16 (1.23%) NetApp
13 16 (1.23%) Intel
14 15 (1.15%) Sybase
14 15 (1.15%) TIBCO
14 15 (1.15%) AppDynamics
15 14 (1.08%) Apple
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