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 12 September 2014 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
12 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 177 193 192
Rank change year-on-year
+16 -1
Contract jobs citing HTTP 718 609 586
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.25% 1.15% 1.01%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.60% 8.48% 6.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 408 396 336
Average daily rate
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£400 £425 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.88% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £287
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £605 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 7 12
Average hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+122.22% -43.75%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.19 £12.53 £22.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £68.00 £35.50 £47.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -47.05%

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
8346 7182 9019
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.56% 13.60% 15.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 4594 3907 4135
Average daily rate £363 £360 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.69% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £210 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £346 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+6.46% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 465 402 677
Average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £22.41
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £13.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £40.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £22.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
- -10.00%

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 2014.

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 12 September 2014. 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 0 645 £400 -5.88% 499
London +11 375 £400 -11.11% 249
South East +6 87 £400 - 81
City of London -10 76 £400 -15.78% 113
Scotland +17 49 £375 -1.96% 11
East of England -5 40 £438 +2.94% 20
North West 0 39 £500 +50.94% 51
Hampshire +4 38 £400 +5.26% 19
Berkshire +6 34 £300 -25.00% 27
Essex +11 25 £448 -31.15% 3
Glasgow +6 25 £375 - 5
North East - 25 £350 - 9
West Midlands +4 24 £320 -5.18% 26
Yorkshire -24 21 £283 -5.83% 33
West Yorkshire -9 16 £275 -8.33% 26
Southampton +6 14 £378 -17.26%
Edinburgh +4 14 £363 -5.22% 5
South West -30 14 £363 -2.68% 14
East Midlands +9 13 £425 - 15
Coventry +2 13 £320 - 3
Darlington - 13 £250 - 2
Durham - 13 £250 - 3
Reading 0 12 £375 -6.25% 9
Manchester -6 12 £306 -33.78% 30
Newcastle upon Tyne - 11 £363 - 4
Tyne and Wear - 11 £363 - 5
Cheshire +6 10 £400 +18.51% 13
Leeds -3 9 £390 +30.00% 14
Cambridgeshire -6 8 £340 -20.00% 11
Wales -7 8 £338 +12.50% 6

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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.

1 555 (40.48%) Linux
2 545 (39.75%) Java
3 452 (32.97%) HTML
4 442 (32.24%) XML
5 393 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
6 384 (28.01%) JavaScript
7 362 (26.40%) UNIX
8 335 (24.43%) Web Services
9 304 (22.17%) REST
10 291 (21.23%) SQL
11 278 (20.28%) TCP/IP
12 277 (20.20%) Oracle
13 262 (19.11%) SSL
14 252 (18.38%) CSS
15 249 (18.16%) Git (software)
16 248 (18.09%) JSON
17 228 (16.63%) Subversion
18 226 (16.48%) .NET
19 225 (16.41%) Windows
20 223 (16.27%) SOAP
21 212 (15.46%) Configuration Management
22 201 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
23 200 (14.59%) Relational Database
24 198 (14.44%) Python
25 197 (14.37%) RESTful
26 196 (14.30%) DNS
27 195 (14.22%) Apache
28 191 (13.93%) TDD
29 179 (13.06%) Web Development
29 179 (13.06%) Responsive Web Design

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 12 September 2014, 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
1 195 (14.22%) Apache
2 161 (11.74%) WebSphere
3 133 (9.70%) Tomcat
4 117 (8.53%) IIS
5 74 (5.40%) WebLogic
6 68 (4.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 58 (4.23%) WebSphere Application Server
8 46 (3.36%) IBM HTTP Server
9 43 (3.14%) Jetty
9 43 (3.14%) Node.js
10 41 (2.99%) SharePoint
11 34 (2.48%) nginx
12 32 (2.33%) Oracle Service Bus
13 30 (2.19%) Oracle SOA Suite
14 25 (1.82%) WebLogic Portal
15 19 (1.39%) Adobe CQ
16 17 (1.24%) SharePoint 2010
17 15 (1.09%) Confluence
17 15 (1.09%) MQSeries
18 14 (1.02%) CMS
Applications
1 51 (3.72%) MS Excel
2 27 (1.97%) MS Office
3 18 (1.31%) InfoPath
4 14 (1.02%) MS Visio
5 11 (0.80%) Doxygen
5 11 (0.80%) MS PowerPoint
6 8 (0.58%) MS Project
7 5 (0.36%) Photoshop
7 5 (0.36%) Spreadsheet
8 4 (0.29%) Final Cut Pro
9 2 (0.15%) GIMP
9 2 (0.15%) Fireworks
9 2 (0.15%) SPSS
10 1 (0.073%) Acrobat
10 1 (0.073%) Quicktime
Business Applications
1 41 (2.99%) Oracle EBS
2 26 (1.90%) Oracle BPM
3 18 (1.31%) Documaker
4 13 (0.95%) Oracle FAH
5 10 (0.73%) Cognos TM1
6 5 (0.36%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 5 (0.36%) Google Analytics
6 5 (0.36%) Oracle Retail
7 3 (0.22%) Oracle Payables
7 3 (0.22%) Dynamics CRM
7 3 (0.22%) WebTrends
7 3 (0.22%) RMDS
8 2 (0.15%) Agresso
8 2 (0.15%) Cognos Planning
8 2 (0.15%) SAP BPC
9 1 (0.073%) SimCorp Dimension
9 1 (0.073%) osCommerce
9 1 (0.073%) Magento
9 1 (0.073%) ION MarketView
9 1 (0.073%) BusinessWorks
Cloud Services
1 38 (2.77%) PaaS
2 35 (2.55%) Cloud Computing
3 34 (2.48%) SaaS
4 32 (2.33%) Amazon EC2
5 30 (2.19%) Microsoft Azure
6 19 (1.39%) Google App Engine
7 13 (0.95%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (0.51%) Force.com
9 6 (0.44%) Amazon S3
10 5 (0.36%) Amazon ELB
10 5 (0.36%) Route 53
11 4 (0.29%) GitHub
11 4 (0.29%) Heroku
12 3 (0.22%) IaaS
13 2 (0.15%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 278 (20.28%) TCP/IP
2 262 (19.11%) SSL
3 196 (14.30%) DNS
4 145 (10.58%) FTP
5 122 (8.90%) Internet
6 120 (8.75%) HTTPS
7 110 (8.02%) Firewall
8 69 (5.03%) SMTP
9 66 (4.81%) LDAP
10 63 (4.60%) DHCP
11 53 (3.87%) VPN
12 46 (3.36%) WAN
13 41 (2.99%) SSH
14 39 (2.84%) IPsec
15 38 (2.77%) LAN
16 23 (1.68%) SAN
16 23 (1.68%) Wireshark
17 20 (1.46%) BIG-IP
18 19 (1.39%) BGP
19 18 (1.31%) NAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 200 (14.59%) Relational Database
2 142 (10.36%) SQL Server
3 125 (9.12%) MySQL
4 103 (7.51%) MongoDB
5 79 (5.76%) Oracle Database
6 59 (4.30%) Neo4j
7 50 (3.65%) NoSQL
8 46 (3.36%) Oracle Database 11g
9 36 (2.63%) SQL Server 2008
9 36 (2.63%) Oracle ODI
10 31 (2.26%) PostgreSQL
11 25 (1.82%) Oracle BI EE
12 22 (1.60%) Redis
12 22 (1.60%) RDBMS
13 21 (1.53%) DB2
14 20 (1.46%) Apache Cassandra
15 19 (1.39%) Data Warehouse
16 18 (1.31%) Oracle BI Publisher
17 16 (1.17%) Azure SQL Database
18 15 (1.09%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 249 (18.16%) Git (software)
2 228 (16.63%) Subversion
3 90 (6.56%) Jenkins
4 80 (5.84%) Maven
5 75 (5.47%) Selenium
6 61 (4.45%) JIRA
7 59 (4.30%) JUnit
8 47 (3.43%) LoadRunner
9 39 (2.84%) Cucumber
10 37 (2.70%) Ant
11 36 (2.63%) Visual Studio
12 35 (2.55%) Hudson
13 28 (2.04%) WebDriver
14 27 (1.97%) Introscope
15 25 (1.82%) QuickTest Pro
15 25 (1.82%) Eclipse
16 21 (1.53%) Xcode
17 19 (1.39%) Fiddler
17 19 (1.39%) TeamCity
18 17 (1.24%) Jasmine
General
1 159 (11.60%) Finance
2 60 (4.38%) Telecoms
3 58 (4.23%) Retail
4 38 (2.77%) Banking
5 28 (2.04%) Financial Institution
6 24 (1.75%) Billing
7 22 (1.60%) Manufacturing
8 17 (1.24%) Front Office
9 16 (1.17%) Games
10 11 (0.80%) Military
11 10 (0.73%) Electronics
11 10 (0.73%) Marketing
12 9 (0.66%) Investment Banking
13 8 (0.58%) Publishing
14 5 (0.36%) Legal
14 5 (0.36%) Automotive
15 4 (0.29%) Back Office
15 4 (0.29%) Advertising
16 3 (0.22%) Local Government
17 2 (0.15%) Multimedia
Job Titles
1 680 (49.60%) Developer
2 156 (11.38%) Java Developer
3 78 (5.69%) Analyst
4 76 (5.54%) Administrator
5 74 (5.40%) Senior Developer
6 64 (4.67%) Architect
7 61 (4.45%) Consultant
8 58 (4.23%) Software Engineer
9 53 (3.87%) Web Developer
9 53 (3.87%) Front-End Developer
9 53 (3.87%) iOS Developer
10 40 (2.92%) Tester
11 34 (2.48%) Systems Administrator
11 34 (2.48%) PHP Developer
12 33 (2.41%) C# Developer
13 30 (2.19%) Senior Java Developer
14 29 (2.12%) C++ Developer
15 28 (2.04%) Linux Administrator
15 28 (2.04%) UI Developer
15 28 (2.04%) UI Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 452 (32.97%) HTML
2 442 (32.24%) XML
3 335 (24.43%) Web Services
4 304 (22.17%) REST
5 252 (18.38%) CSS
6 248 (18.09%) JSON
7 226 (16.48%) .NET
8 223 (16.27%) SOAP
9 197 (14.37%) RESTful
10 139 (10.14%) HTML5
11 135 (9.85%) jQuery
12 129 (9.41%) Middleware
13 115 (8.39%) ASP.NET
14 104 (7.59%) JMS
15 102 (7.44%) Spring
16 89 (6.49%) Hibernate
17 88 (6.42%) CSS3
18 87 (6.35%) J2EE
19 78 (5.69%) Ajax
20 70 (5.11%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 136 (9.92%) Open Source
2 103 (7.51%) Analytical Skills
3 71 (5.18%) User Experience
4 67 (4.89%) Visualisation
5 57 (4.16%) Mobile App
6 49 (3.57%) Computer Science
7 38 (2.77%) iPhone
8 35 (2.55%) Client/Server
9 29 (2.12%) Management Information System
10 28 (2.04%) Clustering
11 26 (1.90%) Data Integration
12 25 (1.82%) iPad
13 21 (1.53%) PKI
14 20 (1.46%) Enterprise Software
15 16 (1.17%) Hedge funds
16 15 (1.09%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
17 14 (1.02%) Firmware
18 11 (0.80%) FMCG
19 10 (0.73%) Animation
19 10 (0.73%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 555 (40.48%) Linux
2 362 (26.40%) UNIX
3 225 (16.41%) Windows
4 167 (12.18%) Mac OS X
5 71 (5.18%) Apple iOS
6 51 (3.72%) Windows Server 2008
6 51 (3.72%) Solaris
7 50 (3.65%) Android
8 48 (3.50%) Windows Server 2003
9 44 (3.21%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 23 (1.68%) Windows XP
11 22 (1.60%) Windows 2000
12 17 (1.24%) Ubuntu
13 14 (1.02%) AIX
14 13 (0.95%) Windows 7
15 11 (0.80%) Debian
16 10 (0.73%) HPUX
17 7 (0.51%) CentOS
17 7 (0.51%) Windows Server 2012
18 6 (0.44%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 393 (28.67%) Agile Software Development
2 212 (15.46%) Configuration Management
3 201 (14.66%) Continuous Integration
4 191 (13.93%) TDD
5 179 (13.06%) Web Development
5 179 (13.06%) Responsive Web Design
6 176 (12.84%) Scrum
7 170 (12.40%) Web Design
8 150 (10.94%) OO
9 112 (8.17%) SOA
10 106 (7.73%) Software Engineering
11 95 (6.93%) ITIL
11 95 (6.93%) MVC
12 92 (6.71%) DevOps
13 91 (6.64%) Unit Testing
14 86 (6.27%) Performance Testing
15 84 (6.13%) BDD
16 63 (4.60%) iOS Development
17 62 (4.52%) Migration
18 59 (4.30%) UML
Programming Languages
1 545 (39.75%) Java
2 384 (28.01%) JavaScript
3 291 (21.23%) SQL
4 198 (14.44%) Python
5 154 (11.23%) Ruby
6 150 (10.94%) C#
7 140 (10.21%) PHP
8 128 (9.34%) Perl
9 94 (6.86%) C
10 90 (6.56%) C++
11 82 (5.98%) Shell Script
12 80 (5.84%) Bash Shell
13 65 (4.74%) Objective-C
14 56 (4.08%) Scala
15 46 (3.36%) Jython
16 45 (3.28%) T-SQL
17 42 (3.06%) PowerShell
18 38 (2.77%) XPath
19 27 (1.97%) PL/SQL
20 24 (1.75%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 104 (7.59%) Security Cleared
2 95 (6.93%) Degree
3 49 (3.57%) SC Cleared
4 28 (2.04%) Cisco Certification
5 27 (1.97%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
6 24 (1.75%) ISTQB
7 23 (1.68%) DV Cleared
8 15 (1.09%) CCNA
9 14 (1.02%) Microsoft Certification
9 14 (1.02%) CCENT
9 14 (1.02%) LPIC
10 12 (0.88%) CCNP
11 11 (0.80%) ISEB
12 10 (0.73%) BC Cleared
13 8 (0.58%) Sun Certification
14 5 (0.36%) ITIL Certification
15 4 (0.29%) MCSE
15 4 (0.29%) MCSA
16 3 (0.22%) CCIP
16 3 (0.22%) CCDA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 55 (4.01%) QA
2 21 (1.53%) Data Quality
3 9 (0.66%) SLA
4 4 (0.29%) PCI DSS
5 2 (0.15%) WCAG
5 2 (0.15%) COBIT
6 1 (0.073%) Sarbanes-Oxley
6 1 (0.073%) ISO 14001
6 1 (0.073%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 59 (4.30%) VMware Infrastructure
2 44 (3.21%) Active Directory
3 27 (1.97%) Oracle RAC
4 23 (1.68%) Varnish
5 22 (1.60%) Xen
6 20 (1.46%) Squid
7 14 (1.02%) NFS
8 13 (0.95%) qmail
9 9 (0.66%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
10 8 (0.58%) Forefront TMG
10 8 (0.58%) KVM
10 8 (0.58%) Docker
11 5 (0.36%) VMware ESXi
11 5 (0.36%) Hyper-V
12 3 (0.22%) Sendmail
12 3 (0.22%) Dovecot
12 3 (0.22%) vCloud
12 3 (0.22%) SRDF
13 2 (0.15%) vSphere
13 2 (0.15%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 99 (7.22%) Puppet
2 43 (3.14%) Opscode Chef
3 37 (2.70%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
4 30 (2.19%) HP Quality Center
5 21 (1.53%) Tivoli
6 20 (1.46%) Oracle Identity Management
7 18 (1.31%) Nagios
8 15 (1.09%) Zenoss
9 14 (1.02%) SCOM
10 13 (0.95%) Vagrant
11 12 (0.88%) CA Wily
12 8 (0.58%) OpenView
13 7 (0.51%) OpenSSO
14 6 (0.44%) YUM
14 6 (0.44%) HP SiteScope
15 5 (0.36%) ITRS Geneos
15 5 (0.36%) SCCM
15 5 (0.36%) OpenView Configuration Management
15 5 (0.36%) BMC PATROL
15 5 (0.36%) DameWare
Vendors
1 277 (20.20%) Oracle
2 141 (10.28%) Microsoft
3 115 (8.39%) IBM
4 85 (6.20%) VMware
5 81 (5.91%) HP
6 63 (4.60%) Cisco
6 63 (4.60%) Red Hat
7 53 (3.87%) JBoss
8 42 (3.06%) F5
9 40 (2.92%) Google
10 39 (2.84%) SAP
11 33 (2.41%) Juniper
12 24 (1.75%) Apple
13 23 (1.68%) Remedy
14 20 (1.46%) Salesforce.com
14 20 (1.46%) Sun
15 19 (1.39%) Siebel
16 17 (1.24%) Software AG
17 16 (1.17%) Citrix
18 14 (1.02%) Cognos
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Edinburgh, Midlothian
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Manchester, Lancashire
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Glasgow, Lanarkshire
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London
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