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 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 194 180 193
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +13
Contract jobs citing HTTP 712 698 588
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.20% 1.23% 1.10%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.68% 8.38% 8.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 493 395 381
Average daily rate
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£425 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £284 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £558 £500 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £350 £375
% change year-on-year
+14.28% -6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 5 7
Average hourly rate £30.65 £50.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-38.70% +66.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £36.19 £18.52
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £68.00 £36.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.64 £50.00 £26.25
% change year-on-year
-32.72% +90.47%

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 8326 7238
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 13.84% 14.73% 13.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 4700 4525 3912
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 £233 £220 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 527 458 421
Average hourly rate £21.53 £22.50 £22.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.33% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.35 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £45.00 £39.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.53 £23.50 £23.36
% change year-on-year
-8.40% +0.62%

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 2 September 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 2 September 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 2 September 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 -19 632 £430 +7.50% 518
London -42 299 £450 +11.80% 266
South East 0 112 £420 +5.00% 52
City of London +14 86 £450 +9.09% 100
North West +9 62 £438 +40.00% 45
Yorkshire +11 61 £430 +40.98% 65
Wales +34 60 £300 -11.11% 10
South Wales +30 58 £300 -7.69% 8
Cardiff +23 55 £300 -7.69% 6
Leeds +11 48 £430 +10.25% 36
West Yorkshire +2 48 £430 +43.33% 40
Berkshire +9 45 £425 +31.78% 16
North East -11 33 £500 +73.91% 4
South West +16 31 £410 +14.68% 19
Newcastle upon Tyne +4 31 £513 +46.42% 2
Tyne and Wear +4 31 £513 +46.42% 3
Buckinghamshire +18 29 £410 - 5
Reading +8 28 £425 +13.33% 13
Manchester -6 26 £475 +55.10% 15
Milton Keynes - 22 £400 - 5
East of England -8 20 £550 +62.96% 32
Hampshire -21 18 £400 - 9
West Midlands +3 17 £300 -6.25% 25
Cheshire -9 16 £456 +14.06% 15
Oxfordshire -7 15 £400 +10.34% 3
Warrington -3 14 £463 - 1
Scotland -44 12 £438 +16.66% 13
South Yorkshire -7 10 £390 +25.80% 8
Edinburgh -19 10 £438 +9.37% 7
Lancashire - 10 £375 - 6

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 September 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.

1 540 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 535 (41.51%) Java
3 534 (41.43%) Linux
4 527 (40.88%) HTML
5 474 (36.77%) JavaScript
6 344 (26.69%) CSS
7 335 (25.99%) TCP/IP
8 293 (22.73%) XML
9 288 (22.34%) UNIX
10 286 (22.19%) Git (software)
11 280 (21.72%) Configuration Management
12 275 (21.33%) TDD
13 273 (21.18%) SSL
14 264 (20.48%) Web Services
15 259 (20.09%) Continuous Integration
16 257 (19.94%) REST
17 243 (18.85%) SQL
18 233 (18.08%) Subversion
19 232 (18.00%) DNS
20 222 (17.22%) Windows
20 222 (17.22%) Relational Database
21 220 (17.07%) .NET
22 219 (16.99%) Jenkins
23 212 (16.45%) Apache
24 199 (15.44%) Tomcat
25 188 (14.58%) Open Source
26 187 (14.51%) Oracle
27 179 (13.89%) Scrum
28 176 (13.65%) Responsive Web Design
29 173 (13.42%) Python

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 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
1 212 (16.45%) Apache
2 199 (15.44%) Tomcat
3 157 (12.18%) WebSphere
4 134 (10.40%) IIS
5 93 (7.21%) Jetty
6 89 (6.90%) nginx
7 81 (6.28%) Node.js
8 69 (5.35%) JBoss
9 42 (3.26%) WebSphere Application Server
9 42 (3.26%) WebLogic
10 38 (2.95%) Adobe Experience Manager
10 38 (2.95%) Confluence
11 30 (2.33%) Oracle HTTP Server
12 28 (2.17%) Elasticsearch
13 22 (1.71%) SharePoint
14 20 (1.55%) IBM HTTP Server
15 19 (1.47%) CMS
16 16 (1.24%) BizTalk Server
17 15 (1.16%) Mule
18 12 (0.93%) WordPress
Applications
1 37 (2.87%) MS Excel
2 33 (2.56%) MS Office
3 23 (1.78%) MS Visio
4 13 (1.01%) Photoshop
5 10 (0.78%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.62%) MS Project
7 2 (0.16%) Acrobat
8 1 (0.078%) Adobe Illustrator
8 1 (0.078%) GIMP
Business Applications
1 16 (1.24%) Oracle BPM
2 6 (0.47%) Magento
2 6 (0.47%) RMDS
3 4 (0.31%) SAP Oil and Gas
4 3 (0.23%) ResourceLink
4 3 (0.23%) Summit
5 2 (0.16%) osCommerce
6 1 (0.078%) Documaker
6 1 (0.078%) BigMachines
6 1 (0.078%) Cognos Business Intelligence
6 1 (0.078%) Cognos TM1
6 1 (0.078%) Tridion
6 1 (0.078%) Agresso
6 1 (0.078%) WebTrends
6 1 (0.078%) BusinessWorks
6 1 (0.078%) Primavera
6 1 (0.078%) Oracle EBS
Cloud Services
1 158 (12.26%) Amazon AWS
2 72 (5.59%) Amazon EC2
3 60 (4.65%) Google Cloud Platform
4 58 (4.50%) Google App Engine
5 56 (4.34%) Cloud Computing
6 55 (4.27%) Microsoft Azure
7 21 (1.63%) PaaS
8 12 (0.93%) SaaS
9 10 (0.78%) Google Analytics
10 9 (0.70%) Adobe Analytics
10 9 (0.70%) GitHub
10 9 (0.70%) OpenShift
11 8 (0.62%) Heroku
12 7 (0.54%) Office 365
13 4 (0.31%) IaaS
13 4 (0.31%) AWS CloudFormation
14 3 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
15 2 (0.16%) Google Compute Engine
15 2 (0.16%) SoftLayer
15 2 (0.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
Communications & Networking
1 335 (25.99%) TCP/IP
2 273 (21.18%) SSL
3 232 (18.00%) DNS
4 147 (11.40%) FTP
5 144 (11.17%) Internet
6 128 (9.93%) Firewall
7 95 (7.37%) DHCP
8 88 (6.83%) IPsec
9 85 (6.59%) SMTP
10 73 (5.66%) HTTPS
11 56 (4.34%) VPN
12 48 (3.72%) LAN
13 42 (3.26%) LDAP
14 40 (3.10%) WAN
15 38 (2.95%) SSH
16 34 (2.64%) Intranet
17 26 (2.02%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
18 25 (1.94%) Network Security
19 24 (1.86%) F5 BIG-IP GTM
20 22 (1.71%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 222 (17.22%) Relational Database
2 173 (13.42%) MongoDB
3 152 (11.79%) MySQL
4 111 (8.61%) SQL Server
5 86 (6.67%) NoSQL
6 63 (4.89%) PostgreSQL
7 47 (3.65%) DB2
8 46 (3.57%) Neo4j
9 40 (3.10%) Apache Cassandra
10 36 (2.79%) Oracle Database
11 33 (2.56%) RDBMS
12 31 (2.40%) SQL Server 2008
13 25 (1.94%) Redis
14 24 (1.86%) CouchDB
15 22 (1.71%) Big Data
16 20 (1.55%) Oracle Database 11g
17 16 (1.24%) Oracle Database 12c
18 14 (1.09%) Hadoop
19 13 (1.01%) Riak
19 13 (1.01%) SQLite
Development Applications
1 286 (22.19%) Git (software)
2 233 (18.08%) Subversion
3 219 (16.99%) Jenkins
4 90 (6.98%) Maven
5 77 (5.97%) JIRA
6 57 (4.42%) JUnit
6 57 (4.42%) Cucumber
7 54 (4.19%) Selenium
8 43 (3.34%) JMeter
9 27 (2.09%) Gradle
10 26 (2.02%) Hudson
11 24 (1.86%) Jasmine
12 23 (1.78%) Karma Test Runner
13 22 (1.71%) Artifactory
14 21 (1.63%) WebDriver
15 20 (1.55%) Mockito
16 19 (1.47%) Visual Studio
16 19 (1.47%) Mercurial
17 18 (1.40%) Ant
18 16 (1.24%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 155 (12.02%) Finance
2 46 (3.57%) Banking
3 38 (2.95%) Retail
4 27 (2.09%) Publishing
5 26 (2.02%) Marketing
6 21 (1.63%) Telecoms
7 16 (1.24%) Investment Banking
8 14 (1.09%) Back Office
8 14 (1.09%) Games
9 10 (0.78%) Manufacturing
9 10 (0.78%) Pharmaceutical
10 9 (0.70%) Financial Institution
10 9 (0.70%) Legal
10 9 (0.70%) Advertising
11 7 (0.54%) Front Office
12 6 (0.47%) Local Government
13 5 (0.39%) Electronics
14 4 (0.31%) Multimedia
14 4 (0.31%) Billing
14 4 (0.31%) French Language
Job Titles
1 622 (48.25%) Developer
2 168 (13.03%) Java Developer
3 68 (5.28%) Architect
4 66 (5.12%) Analyst
5 65 (5.04%) Senior Developer
6 61 (4.73%) Software Engineer
7 60 (4.65%) Front-End Developer
8 56 (4.34%) Web Developer
8 56 (4.34%) Scala Developer
9 52 (4.03%) Administrator
10 50 (3.88%) DevOps Engineer
11 46 (3.57%) Consultant
12 41 (3.18%) Web Engineer
13 37 (2.87%) JavaScript Developer
14 36 (2.79%) .NET Developer
15 28 (2.17%) Software Developer
16 27 (2.09%) Network Engineer
17 25 (1.94%) Senior Java Developer
18 22 (1.71%) iOS Developer
19 21 (1.63%) Lead Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 527 (40.88%) HTML
2 344 (26.69%) CSS
3 293 (22.73%) XML
4 264 (20.48%) Web Services
5 257 (19.94%) REST
6 220 (17.07%) .NET
7 164 (12.72%) SOAP
7 164 (12.72%) JSON
8 153 (11.87%) AngularJS
9 150 (11.64%) jQuery
10 142 (11.02%) HTML5
11 140 (10.86%) J2EE
12 120 (9.31%) Spring
13 101 (7.84%) Middleware
14 96 (7.45%) CSS3
15 94 (7.29%) Servlets
16 93 (7.21%) RESTful
17 89 (6.90%) Ajax
18 88 (6.83%) ASP.NET
19 73 (5.66%) JDBC
Miscellaneous
1 73 (5.66%) User Experience
2 65 (5.04%) Visualisation
3 54 (4.19%) Analytical Skills
4 46 (3.57%) Clustering
5 39 (3.03%) Data Centre
6 34 (2.64%) Client/Server
7 29 (2.25%) PKI
7 29 (2.25%) Computer Science
8 28 (2.17%) DataPower
9 23 (1.78%) W3C
10 22 (1.71%) Management Information System
11 17 (1.32%) Streaming Video
11 17 (1.32%) Data Integration
12 15 (1.16%) RIA
12 15 (1.16%) Mobile App
13 14 (1.09%) iPad
13 14 (1.09%) iPhone
13 14 (1.09%) N-Tier
14 13 (1.01%) Device Driver
14 13 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 534 (41.43%) Linux
2 288 (22.34%) UNIX
3 222 (17.22%) Windows
4 134 (10.40%) Mac OS X
5 88 (6.83%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 52 (4.03%) Solaris
7 33 (2.56%) Apple iOS
8 28 (2.17%) AIX
9 23 (1.78%) Android
10 21 (1.63%) Ubuntu
11 20 (1.55%) CentOS
12 15 (1.16%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (1.01%) Windows 7
14 12 (0.93%) Windows Server 2003
15 10 (0.78%) Embedded Linux
16 9 (0.70%) Windows Server 2012
16 9 (0.70%) SUSE
17 8 (0.62%) FreeBSD
18 5 (0.39%) Windows XP
19 4 (0.31%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 540 (41.89%) Agile Software Development
2 280 (21.72%) Configuration Management
3 275 (21.33%) TDD
4 259 (20.09%) Continuous Integration
5 188 (14.58%) Open Source
6 179 (13.89%) Scrum
7 176 (13.65%) Responsive Web Design
8 158 (12.26%) Web Development
9 157 (12.18%) Web Design
10 141 (10.94%) BDD
11 140 (10.86%) DevOps
12 127 (9.85%) Software Engineering
13 119 (9.23%) Unit Testing
14 115 (8.92%) MVC
15 108 (8.38%) OO
16 107 (8.30%) SOA
17 68 (5.28%) E-Commerce
18 65 (5.04%) Automated Testing
19 61 (4.73%) Load Balancing
20 59 (4.58%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 535 (41.51%) Java
2 474 (36.77%) JavaScript
3 243 (18.85%) SQL
4 173 (13.42%) Python
5 158 (12.26%) C#
6 120 (9.31%) Ruby
7 105 (8.15%) Scala
8 104 (8.07%) PHP
9 76 (5.90%) C++
10 69 (5.35%) C
11 57 (4.42%) Perl
12 46 (3.57%) PowerShell
13 45 (3.49%) Shell Script
14 35 (2.72%) Bash Shell
15 33 (2.56%) VB
16 20 (1.55%) VB.NET
16 20 (1.55%) Objective-C
17 18 (1.40%) Go
17 18 (1.40%) Groovy
18 15 (1.16%) ActionScript
Qualifications
1 132 (10.24%) Security Cleared
2 79 (6.13%) SC Cleared
3 65 (5.04%) Degree
4 23 (1.78%) Cisco Certification
5 20 (1.55%) DV Cleared
6 17 (1.32%) CCNA
7 15 (1.16%) Microsoft Certification
8 13 (1.01%) CCNP
9 12 (0.93%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 9 (0.70%) CISSP
10 9 (0.70%) IBM Certification
11 8 (0.62%) ITIL Certification
12 6 (0.47%) MCP
12 6 (0.47%) MCITP
13 5 (0.39%) GCIH
13 5 (0.39%) ISEB
13 5 (0.39%) PRINCE2 Certification
13 5 (0.39%) RHCE
14 4 (0.31%) CCDA
14 4 (0.31%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 29 (2.25%) QA
2 22 (1.71%) PCI DSS
3 17 (1.32%) SLA
4 7 (0.54%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 4 (0.31%) COBIT
5 4 (0.31%) COSO
6 3 (0.23%) ISO 9001
6 3 (0.23%) ISO 14001
7 2 (0.16%) P3O
8 1 (0.078%) Data Quality
8 1 (0.078%) WCAG
8 1 (0.078%) HL7
System Software
1 120 (9.31%) VMware Infrastructure
2 53 (4.11%) Xen
3 46 (3.57%) Active Directory
4 33 (2.56%) Hyper-V
5 29 (2.25%) Varnish
6 21 (1.63%) Docker
7 16 (1.24%) NFS
8 15 (1.16%) Squid
9 13 (1.01%) vCloud
10 12 (0.93%) VMware ESX
11 11 (0.85%) Oracle RAC
11 11 (0.85%) Snort
12 9 (0.70%) VMware ESXi
12 9 (0.70%) KVM
13 8 (0.62%) vSphere
14 7 (0.54%) XenServer
14 7 (0.54%) ProxySG
15 6 (0.47%) Firmware
15 6 (0.47%) SRDF
16 5 (0.39%) Postfix
Systems Management
1 167 (12.96%) Puppet
2 123 (9.54%) Opscode Chef
3 42 (3.26%) Ansible
4 28 (2.17%) Salt
5 20 (1.55%) Nagios
6 19 (1.47%) Kibana
7 18 (1.40%) logstash
8 14 (1.09%) ZABBIX
9 13 (1.01%) Vagrant
9 13 (1.01%) HAProxy
10 12 (0.93%) yum
11 11 (0.85%) Graphite
12 10 (0.78%) Rundeck
13 8 (0.62%) WMI
13 8 (0.62%) CA Single Sign-On
14 6 (0.47%) SCCM
14 6 (0.47%) Ganglia
14 6 (0.47%) CA Spectrum
15 5 (0.39%) CA Wily
15 5 (0.39%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 187 (14.51%) Oracle
2 164 (12.72%) Microsoft
3 135 (10.47%) VMware
4 107 (8.30%) IBM
5 80 (6.21%) Red Hat
6 75 (5.82%) Google
7 70 (5.43%) Cisco
8 45 (3.49%) F5
9 36 (2.79%) Adobe
10 28 (2.17%) CheckPoint
11 22 (1.71%) Sybase
12 19 (1.47%) SAP
13 18 (1.40%) TIBCO
14 17 (1.32%) CA
15 16 (1.24%) Juniper
16 15 (1.16%) Citrix
16 15 (1.16%) Splunk
17 14 (1.09%) EMC
17 14 (1.09%) NetApp
18 13 (1.01%) Blue Coat
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
Aston Carter
Rate: £150 - £200 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £610 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 7 hours ago
Luton, Bedfordshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £7 - £10 per hour
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
Harvey Nash plc
Rate: £300 - £380 per annum
Posted: 8 hours ago
Enfield, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £575 - £650 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £650 - £700 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
London
Venturi
Rate: £250 - £350 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £250 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £600 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Chester, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £425 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Uxbridge, Middlesex
TEKsystems
Rate: £200 - £300 per day
Posted: 8 hours ago
Hampshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £150 - £175 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £600 - £700 per day
Posted: 9 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £550 - £650 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
TEKsystems
Rate: market rate
Posted: 10 hours ago
London
TEKsystems
Rate: £500 - £550 per day
Posted: 10 hours ago
Leeds, West Yorkshire
Vertical IT
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago