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 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 149 177 232
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +55
Contract jobs citing HTTP 842 673 441
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 1.64% 1.30% 0.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.21% 8.72% 6.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 560 414 255
Average daily rate £433 £400 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.12% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £307 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £375 £400
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -6.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 6 2
Average hourly rate £38.13 £41.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.01% +2.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.56 £39.00 £36.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.00 £44.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.13 £41.00 £45.00
% change year-on-year
-7.01% -8.88%

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
7512 7718 6671
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 14.60% 14.90% 13.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 4416 4287 3494
Average daily rate £380 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £238 £214 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £500 £520
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 332 445 391
Average hourly rate £28.69 £24.00 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+19.53% +23.07%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.50 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £40.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £26.00 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+15.38% +23.80%

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016.

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 10 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 +42 771 £450 +12.50% 423
London +29 360 £475 +14.80% 195
South East +48 127 £355 -4.05% 87
North West +9 105 £425 +13.33% 25
Manchester +7 48 £425 +13.33% 11
South West +13 46 £375 -16.66% 25
Hampshire +24 43 £370 +13.40% 13
City of London +12 42 £450 +5.88% 65
Scotland -11 39 £375 +3.44% 8
Cheshire +14 37 £478 +31.72% 2
Yorkshire -21 36 £455 +13.75% 32
East of England +27 33 £463 +2.77% 15
Berkshire -6 31 £350 -11.94% 33
North East -1 29 £486 +12.96% 4
Tyne and Wear -10 26 £486 +12.96% 3
Reading +15 25 £350 -9.67% 13
Newcastle upon Tyne -14 25 £486 +12.96% 3
Edinburgh +2 23 £380 +1.33% 6
Buckinghamshire +33 22 £355 -21.11% 7
Warrington +10 22 £490 +40.00%
West Midlands +3 22 £400 +25.00% 36
Essex +20 21 £469 -
Wales -15 20 £343 -16.96% 3
Milton Keynes +20 18 £355 -21.11% 5
West Yorkshire -19 18 £450 +12.50% 20
Southend-on-Sea - 18 £475 -
Glasgow -8 16 £288 -17.85%
Leeds -22 16 £450 +12.50% 15
South Yorkshire -1 15 £453 +24.82% 8
Bristol -16 15 £350 -22.22% 4

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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.

1 757 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 717 (44.20%) Linux
3 716 (44.14%) Java
4 568 (35.02%) HTML
5 488 (30.09%) JavaScript
6 449 (27.68%) TCP/IP
7 417 (25.71%) REST
8 415 (25.59%) CSS
9 413 (25.46%) Unix
10 411 (25.34%) Git (software)
11 401 (24.72%) Web Services
12 375 (23.12%) Continuous Integration
13 373 (23.00%) Configuration Management
14 352 (21.70%) SSL
15 341 (21.02%) TDD
16 331 (20.41%) XML
17 322 (19.85%) Subversion
18 321 (19.79%) Python
19 314 (19.36%) Jenkins
20 302 (18.62%) SQL
21 288 (17.76%) Apache
22 274 (16.89%) Scrum
23 268 (16.52%) Relational Database
24 261 (16.09%) DNS
24 261 (16.09%) Amazon AWS
25 250 (15.41%) WebSphere
25 250 (15.41%) Responsive Web Design
26 242 (14.92%) SOAP
27 240 (14.80%) Web Design
28 238 (14.67%) JSON

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, 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
1 288 (17.76%) Apache
2 250 (15.41%) WebSphere
3 231 (14.24%) Tomcat
4 189 (11.65%) Node.js
5 146 (9.00%) IIS
6 138 (8.51%) Jetty
7 136 (8.38%) nginx
8 92 (5.67%) WebSphere Application Server
9 80 (4.93%) JBoss
10 61 (3.76%) Oracle HTTP Server
11 60 (3.70%) WebLogic
12 39 (2.40%) IBM HTTP Server
13 38 (2.34%) Elasticsearch
14 31 (1.91%) MQSeries
15 28 (1.73%) Adobe Experience Manager
16 27 (1.66%) OpenStack
17 24 (1.48%) WebSphere Portal
18 19 (1.17%) SharePoint
19 18 (1.11%) Confluence
20 13 (0.80%) SAS
Applications
1 22 (1.36%) MS Excel
2 19 (1.17%) MS Office
3 13 (0.80%) MS Visio
4 11 (0.68%) Photoshop
5 6 (0.37%) MS Project
6 5 (0.31%) HipChat
6 5 (0.31%) Spreadsheet
7 2 (0.12%) PaintShop Pro
Business Applications
1 12 (0.74%) BusinessWorks
2 9 (0.55%) Oracle BPM
3 3 (0.18%) Magento
3 3 (0.18%) Oracle 11i
3 3 (0.18%) Payment Gateway
4 2 (0.12%) Dynamics AX
4 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
5 1 (0.062%) BigMachines
5 1 (0.062%) Eloqua
5 1 (0.062%) Oracle Applications
5 1 (0.062%) Oracle CRM
5 1 (0.062%) osCommerce
5 1 (0.062%) Remedy ITSM
5 1 (0.062%) ResourceLink
5 1 (0.062%) RMDS
5 1 (0.062%) SAP CRM
5 1 (0.062%) SAP hybris
5 1 (0.062%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 261 (16.09%) Amazon AWS
2 91 (5.61%) Amazon EC2
3 86 (5.30%) Google Cloud Platform
4 82 (5.06%) Google App Engine
5 66 (4.07%) Cloud Computing
6 58 (3.58%) GitHub
7 37 (2.28%) Microsoft Azure
8 20 (1.23%) Heroku
9 12 (0.74%) Amazon S3
9 12 (0.74%) AWS CloudFormation
10 10 (0.62%) PaaS
11 8 (0.49%) Amazon ELB
12 7 (0.43%) Google Analytics
13 6 (0.37%) Adobe Analytics
13 6 (0.37%) Amazon CloudWatch
13 6 (0.37%) SaaS
14 5 (0.31%) Amazon SQS
15 4 (0.25%) IaaS
16 3 (0.18%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
17 2 (0.12%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 449 (27.68%) TCP/IP
2 352 (21.70%) SSL
3 261 (16.09%) DNS
4 188 (11.59%) FTP
5 146 (9.00%) Internet
6 138 (8.51%) DHCP
7 111 (6.84%) Firewall
8 101 (6.23%) IPsec
9 100 (6.17%) SMTP
10 88 (5.43%) HTTPS
11 87 (5.36%) LDAP
12 53 (3.27%) SSH
13 52 (3.21%) VPN
14 45 (2.77%) Intrusion Detection
15 42 (2.59%) Network Security
16 38 (2.34%) LAN
17 37 (2.28%) Wi-Fi
18 30 (1.85%) BGP
19 28 (1.73%) DVB
20 27 (1.66%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 268 (16.52%) Relational Database
2 210 (12.95%) MongoDB
3 164 (10.11%) NoSQL
4 119 (7.34%) SQL Server
5 93 (5.73%) MySQL
6 91 (5.61%) PostgreSQL
7 85 (5.24%) Neo4j
8 74 (4.56%) Apache Cassandra
9 51 (3.14%) Oracle Database
10 49 (3.02%) DB2
11 37 (2.28%) SQL Server 2008
12 31 (1.91%) Oracle Database 11g
13 25 (1.54%) Redis
14 21 (1.29%) Big Data
15 16 (0.99%) SQLite
16 15 (0.92%) RDBMS
17 14 (0.86%) SQL Server 2014
18 13 (0.80%) BusinessObjects
18 13 (0.80%) Oracle BI EE
19 11 (0.68%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 411 (25.34%) Git (software)
2 322 (19.85%) Subversion
3 314 (19.36%) Jenkins
4 142 (8.75%) Cucumber
5 137 (8.45%) Maven
6 99 (6.10%) JUnit
7 78 (4.81%) Mockito
8 74 (4.56%) JIRA
9 70 (4.32%) Gradle
10 45 (2.77%) Selenium
11 42 (2.59%) JMeter
12 37 (2.28%) Hudson
13 34 (2.10%) Visual Studio
14 33 (2.03%) git-flow
15 32 (1.97%) Capybara
15 32 (1.97%) Jasmine
16 30 (1.85%) RSpec
17 27 (1.66%) Karma Test Runner
18 26 (1.60%) QUnit
18 26 (1.60%) Sinon.JS
General
1 190 (11.71%) Finance
2 66 (4.07%) Banking
3 33 (2.03%) Telecoms
4 30 (1.85%) Financial Institution
5 16 (0.99%) Publishing
6 15 (0.92%) Games
7 13 (0.80%) Marketing
7 13 (0.80%) Pharmaceutical
8 9 (0.55%) Front Office
8 9 (0.55%) Legal
8 9 (0.55%) Retail
9 5 (0.31%) Advertising
9 5 (0.31%) International Banking
9 5 (0.31%) Investment Banking
9 5 (0.31%) Local Government
9 5 (0.31%) Military
10 4 (0.25%) Dutch Language
10 4 (0.25%) Manufacturing
11 3 (0.18%) French Language
11 3 (0.18%) Law
Job Titles
1 812 (50.06%) Developer
2 282 (17.39%) Java Developer
3 153 (9.43%) Senior Developer
4 102 (6.29%) Senior Java Developer
5 92 (5.67%) DevOps Engineer
6 91 (5.61%) Digital Developer
7 84 (5.18%) Administrator
8 80 (4.93%) Analyst
9 76 (4.69%) JavaScript Developer
9 76 (4.69%) Scala Developer
10 74 (4.56%) Consultant
11 71 (4.38%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
12 55 (3.39%) .NET Developer
12 55 (3.39%) Software Engineer
13 54 (3.33%) Agile Developer
14 49 (3.02%) Architect
15 47 (2.90%) Python Developer
16 44 (2.71%) HTML Developer
17 43 (2.65%) Software Developer
18 41 (2.53%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 568 (35.02%) HTML
2 417 (25.71%) REST
3 415 (25.59%) CSS
4 401 (24.72%) Web Services
5 331 (20.41%) XML
6 242 (14.92%) SOAP
7 238 (14.67%) JSON
8 237 (14.61%) .NET
9 193 (11.90%) J2EE
10 170 (10.48%) RESTful
11 152 (9.37%) Spring
12 150 (9.25%) HTML5
13 144 (8.88%) AngularJS
14 142 (8.75%) Middleware
15 129 (7.95%) Servlets
16 124 (7.64%) jQuery
17 110 (6.78%) Hibernate
18 98 (6.04%) JAX-RS
19 96 (5.92%) Ajax
20 86 (5.30%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 114 (7.03%) Computer Science
2 92 (5.67%) Analytical Skills
3 83 (5.12%) Visualisation
4 75 (4.62%) Clustering
5 61 (3.76%) Data Centre
5 61 (3.76%) User Experience
6 52 (3.21%) Algorithms
7 46 (2.84%) DataPower
8 42 (2.59%) Data Structures
9 36 (2.22%) MPEG
10 30 (1.85%) STB
11 29 (1.79%) DTV
12 28 (1.73%) iPad
13 26 (1.60%) Client/Server
14 22 (1.36%) Mobile App
15 21 (1.29%) W3C
16 20 (1.23%) Enterprise Software
17 19 (1.17%) Hedge funds
17 19 (1.17%) PKI
18 18 (1.11%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 717 (44.20%) Linux
2 413 (25.46%) Unix
3 222 (13.69%) Windows
4 195 (12.02%) Mac OS X
5 110 (6.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 61 (3.76%) Windows Server
7 51 (3.14%) Apple iOS
8 46 (2.84%) Solaris
9 41 (2.53%) AIX
10 40 (2.47%) CentOS
11 38 (2.34%) Android
12 18 (1.11%) Windows Server 2008
13 13 (0.80%) Windows Server 2012
14 12 (0.74%) SUSE
15 11 (0.68%) Windows XP
16 10 (0.62%) Ubuntu
17 8 (0.49%) Debian
17 8 (0.49%) Windows 8
17 8 (0.49%) Windows Server 2003
18 7 (0.43%) Mac OS
Processes & Methodologies
1 757 (46.67%) Agile Software Development
2 375 (23.12%) Continuous Integration
3 373 (23.00%) Configuration Management
4 341 (21.02%) TDD
5 274 (16.89%) Scrum
6 250 (15.41%) Responsive Web Design
7 240 (14.80%) Web Design
8 209 (12.89%) DevOps
9 206 (12.70%) Open Source
10 200 (12.33%) BDD
11 171 (10.54%) Software Engineering
12 169 (10.42%) OO
13 162 (9.99%) Web Development
14 159 (9.80%) Unit Testing
15 132 (8.14%) High Availability
16 125 (7.71%) SOA
17 112 (6.91%) MVC
18 96 (5.92%) Multithreading
19 88 (5.43%) Automated Testing
20 79 (4.87%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 716 (44.14%) Java
2 488 (30.09%) JavaScript
3 321 (19.79%) Python
4 302 (18.62%) SQL
5 205 (12.64%) Ruby
6 170 (10.48%) Scala
7 165 (10.17%) Perl
8 138 (8.51%) C++
9 137 (8.45%) C#
10 108 (6.66%) Bash Shell
10 108 (6.66%) PHP
11 106 (6.54%) C
12 61 (3.76%) Shell Script
13 56 (3.45%) PowerShell
14 38 (2.34%) Jython
15 35 (2.16%) Groovy
16 33 (2.03%) Korn
17 27 (1.66%) VB
18 23 (1.42%) Go
19 22 (1.36%) XPath
Qualifications
1 153 (9.43%) Security Cleared
2 89 (5.49%) SC Cleared
3 83 (5.12%) Degree
4 21 (1.29%) BPSS Clearance
5 20 (1.23%) GCIA
6 19 (1.17%) DV Cleared
7 13 (0.80%) GSEC
8 12 (0.74%) Cisco Certification
9 11 (0.68%) CCNP
9 11 (0.68%) GCIH
10 9 (0.55%) ISEB
10 9 (0.55%) ISTQB
11 8 (0.49%) CCNA
11 8 (0.49%) JNCIA
11 8 (0.49%) LPIC
11 8 (0.49%) RHCT
12 7 (0.43%) CISSP
13 6 (0.37%) CCDA
13 6 (0.37%) JNCIP
13 6 (0.37%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.59%) Disclosure Scotland
2 39 (2.40%) QA
3 19 (1.17%) SLA
4 16 (0.99%) HL7
5 9 (0.55%) SEPA
6 8 (0.49%) PCI DSS
7 6 (0.37%) COBIT
8 5 (0.31%) COSO
8 5 (0.31%) SAS 70
9 3 (0.18%) ISO/IEC 27001
10 2 (0.12%) Data Quality
11 1 (0.062%) CDISC
11 1 (0.062%) HIPAA
11 1 (0.062%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 128 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
2 82 (5.06%) Xen
3 77 (4.75%) Docker
4 53 (3.27%) Active Directory
5 19 (1.17%) Squid
6 14 (0.86%) VMware ESXi
7 13 (0.80%) qmail
8 10 (0.62%) KVM
8 10 (0.62%) Oracle RAC
9 9 (0.55%) Hyper-V
10 8 (0.49%) Firmware
11 7 (0.43%) iptables
12 6 (0.37%) Dovecot
12 6 (0.37%) NFS
12 6 (0.37%) Sendmail
12 6 (0.37%) Varnish
12 6 (0.37%) vCloud
12 6 (0.37%) XenApp
13 5 (0.31%) BitLocker
13 5 (0.31%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 214 (13.19%) Puppet
2 124 (7.64%) Opscode Chef
3 55 (3.39%) Ansible
4 50 (3.08%) Nagios
5 41 (2.53%) Graphite
5 41 (2.53%) logstash
6 30 (1.85%) ZABBIX
7 26 (1.60%) Cacti
8 25 (1.54%) CA Wily
9 24 (1.48%) Salt
10 22 (1.36%) Nessus
10 22 (1.36%) Nmap
11 21 (1.29%) Kibana
12 20 (1.23%) Grafana
12 20 (1.23%) Uchiwa
13 15 (0.92%) Capistrano
13 15 (0.92%) Ganglia
14 13 (0.80%) collectd
14 13 (0.80%) HP Quality Center
15 12 (0.74%) SCCM
Vendors
1 184 (11.34%) VMware
2 166 (10.23%) Microsoft
2 166 (10.23%) Oracle
3 142 (8.75%) IBM
4 107 (6.60%) Google
5 88 (5.43%) Red Hat
6 69 (4.25%) Cisco
7 40 (2.47%) HP
8 33 (2.03%) Adobe
9 31 (1.91%) CA
9 31 (1.91%) Splunk
10 26 (1.60%) ServiceNow
10 26 (1.60%) Siebel
11 25 (1.54%) F5
11 25 (1.54%) SOASTA, Inc
12 23 (1.42%) SAP
13 18 (1.11%) Juniper
13 18 (1.11%) TIBCO
14 16 (0.99%) Citrix
14 16 (0.99%) Dell
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