The first table below looks at the demand 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 17 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Communications & Networking category for the Birmingham region.

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
17 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 55 41 51
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +10
Contract jobs citing HTTP 3 8 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.49% 1.57% 0.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.17% 12.50% 8.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 6 1
Average daily rate £375 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £12.50 £29.59 £23.75
% change year-on-year
-57.75% +24.58%
Communications & Networking Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
72 64 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 11.82% 12.52% 8.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 42 38 29
Average daily rate £350 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £183 £150 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £313 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.80% -3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 3
Average hourly rate £15.00 £13.00 £17.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -25.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £13.00 £12.95
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £13.00 £18.55
UK excluding London average hourly rate £21.00 £22.50 £27.50
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -18.18%
HTTP
West Midlands

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 25 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 17 April 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 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (50.00%) WCF
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) JMS
1 3 (50.00%) SMTP
1 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle UPK
2 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Java
3 1 (16.67%) E-Learning
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
3 1 (16.67%) IBM
3 1 (16.67%) SAP
3 1 (16.67%) Web Services
3 1 (16.67%) XML

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (33.33%) Oracle UPK
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere
Communications & Networking
1 3 (50.00%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 2 (33.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Developer
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) Training Consultant
3 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (50.00%) JMS
1 3 (50.00%) WCF
2 1 (16.67%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 1 (16.67%) XML Schema
2 1 (16.67%) Web Services
2 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Clustering
2 1 (16.67%) E-Learning
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (50.00%) Load Balancing
1 3 (50.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 1 (16.67%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (16.67%) Java
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) SC Cleared
1 2 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Oracle
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (16.67%) SAP
2 1 (16.67%) IBM
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