The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 26 November 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
26 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 52 50 49
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -1
Contract jobs citing HTTP 1 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.15% 0.33% 0.53%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 1.08% 2.67% 3.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
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£375 £475 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.05% +58.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £390 £360
% change year-on-year
+2.56% +8.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £33.75 £30.00
% change year-on-year
+18.51% +12.50%
HTTP
West Midlands

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Communications & Networking category in contract jobs advertised in the Birmingham region.

Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
93 75 77
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 14.09% 12.23% 13.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 52 29
Average daily rate £350 £293 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.65% -2.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £160 £150 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £395
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 5 7
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £15.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +29.03%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £21.75 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+8.04% +3.57%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HTTP across the Birmingham region as a proportion of the total demand within the Communications & Networking category.

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing HTTP across the Birmingham region.

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing HTTP across the Birmingham region.

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region 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 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) TDD
2 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
2 2 (66.67%) ActiveMQ
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Spring
2 2 (66.67%) Refactoring
2 2 (66.67%) Spring MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
2 2 (66.67%) CouchDB
2 2 (66.67%) BDD
2 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
2 2 (66.67%) ATDD
2 2 (66.67%) Couchbase
2 2 (66.67%) User Stories
2 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) F5
3 1 (33.33%) Network Security
3 1 (33.33%) Firewall
3 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
3 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
3 1 (33.33%) FTP
3 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (33.33%) VPN
3 1 (33.33%) DNS
3 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
3 1 (33.33%) Cisco

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 26 November 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham region 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.

Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) BIG-IP
1 1 (33.33%) FTP
1 1 (33.33%) TCP/IP
1 1 (33.33%) VPN
1 1 (33.33%) DNS
1 1 (33.33%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) CouchDB
1 2 (66.67%) NoSQL
1 2 (66.67%) Couchbase
1 2 (66.67%) Relational Database
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Java Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Cisco Security Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Consultant
2 1 (33.33%) Security Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) ActiveMQ
1 2 (66.67%) Spring
1 2 (66.67%) Spring MVC
Operating Systems
1 3 (100.00%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Pair Programming
1 2 (66.67%) Refactoring
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) BDD
1 2 (66.67%) ATDD
1 2 (66.67%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) CCNA
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco Certification
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) F5
1 1 (33.33%) Blue Coat
1 1 (33.33%) Cisco
1 1 (33.33%) Juniper
1 1 (33.33%) CheckPoint
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