The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
England / North West
Rank 102 69 84
Rank change year-on-year
-33 +15
Contract jobs citing HTTP 32 98 50
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.22% 2.52% 1.58%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.92% 16.98% 12.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 71 35
Median daily rate £430 £425 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +17.24%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £325 £349
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £490 £400
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -5.06%

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

Communications & Networking Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
404 577 402
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.43% 14.84% 12.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 249 316 197
Median daily rate £383 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £238 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £572 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+0.68% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 33 41
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +21.62%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £12.50 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £162.50 £40.00 £32.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.50 £30.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-15.00% +25.00%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

The demand trend of contract jobs across the North West region citing HTTP as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in the North West

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the North West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the North West region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Manchester -4 24 £440 +17.33% 14
Cheshire -6 4 £419 -6.94% 4
Merseyside -2 2 £393 -12.77% 2
Lancashire -3 2 - - 3
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing HTTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the North West region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 34 (43.59%) Linux
2 32 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
3 31 (39.74%) WebSphere
4 30 (38.46%) REST
5 28 (35.90%) Web Services
6 27 (34.62%) TDD
6 27 (34.62%) RESTful
7 26 (33.33%) XML
8 25 (32.05%) Java
8 25 (32.05%) BDD
9 23 (29.49%) JSON
10 22 (28.21%) SQL
11 21 (26.92%) Software Engineering
12 20 (25.64%) Unix
13 19 (24.36%) JUnit
13 19 (24.36%) WebSphere Application Server
13 19 (24.36%) Oracle
13 19 (24.36%) Scrum
13 19 (24.36%) NoSQL
13 19 (24.36%) High Availability
14 18 (23.08%) Apache
14 18 (23.08%) Tomcat
15 17 (21.79%) WebSphere MQ
16 16 (20.51%) IBM
17 15 (19.23%) TCP/IP
17 15 (19.23%) JBoss
17 15 (19.23%) VMware
17 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
18 14 (17.95%) Performance Tuning
18 14 (17.95%) Amazon AWS

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 31 (39.74%) WebSphere
2 19 (24.36%) WebSphere Application Server
3 18 (23.08%) Apache
3 18 (23.08%) Tomcat
4 15 (19.23%) JBoss
5 12 (15.38%) IBM HTTP Server
6 6 (7.69%) Jetty
6 6 (7.69%) nginx
6 6 (7.69%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 5 (6.41%) OpenStack
7 5 (6.41%) SAS
8 4 (5.13%) WebLogic
9 3 (3.85%) IIS
9 3 (3.85%) Mongrel
10 2 (2.56%) Oracle SOA Suite
11 1 (1.28%) CICS
11 1 (1.28%) CMS
11 1 (1.28%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 5 (6.41%) MS Excel
1 5 (6.41%) MS PowerPoint
1 5 (6.41%) MS Project
2 1 (1.28%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 14 (17.95%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (3.85%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (3.85%) Google App Engine
2 3 (3.85%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.28%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 15 (19.23%) TCP/IP
2 12 (15.38%) DNS
2 12 (15.38%) FTP
3 9 (11.54%) DHCP
3 9 (11.54%) SMTP
3 9 (11.54%) SSL
4 6 (7.69%) Internet
5 5 (6.41%) Fibre Channel
5 5 (6.41%) Firewall
5 5 (6.41%) IMAP
5 5 (6.41%) iSCSI
5 5 (6.41%) LDAP
5 5 (6.41%) MRTG
6 3 (3.85%) IPsec
6 3 (3.85%) SNMP
7 2 (2.56%) AMQP
7 2 (2.56%) LAN
7 2 (2.56%) WAN
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco ASA
8 1 (1.28%) Cisco PIX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (24.36%) NoSQL
2 8 (10.26%) SQL Server
3 7 (8.97%) DB2
4 5 (6.41%) MySQL
5 3 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
6 2 (2.56%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (2.56%) Firebird
6 2 (2.56%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.56%) MarkLogic
6 2 (2.56%) MongoDB
6 2 (2.56%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.28%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.28%) CouchDB
7 1 (1.28%) MS Access
7 1 (1.28%) Redis
Development Applications
1 19 (24.36%) JUnit
2 15 (19.23%) Git (software)
3 13 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 9 (11.54%) Subversion
5 4 (5.13%) Xcode
6 3 (3.85%) Maven
6 3 (3.85%) Travis CI
7 2 (2.56%) JIRA
7 2 (2.56%) Mercurial
7 2 (2.56%) Selenium
7 2 (2.56%) WebDriver
8 1 (1.28%) Ant
8 1 (1.28%) Calabash
8 1 (1.28%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.28%) Firebug
8 1 (1.28%) Hudson
8 1 (1.28%) JMeter
8 1 (1.28%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.28%) Robotium
8 1 (1.28%) TeamCity
General
1 9 (11.54%) Banking
2 2 (2.56%) Electronics
3 1 (1.28%) Finance
3 1 (1.28%) Retail
Job Titles
1 26 (33.33%) Developer
2 14 (17.95%) Software Engineer
3 11 (14.10%) Java Developer
4 7 (8.97%) Analyst
4 7 (8.97%) Scala Software Engineer
5 6 (7.69%) Administrator
5 6 (7.69%) JavaScript Developer
6 5 (6.41%) Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.13%) OAT Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) OAT Test Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Objective-C Developer
7 4 (5.13%) Test Analyst
7 4 (5.13%) Test Leader
7 4 (5.13%) WebSphere Administrator
7 4 (5.13%) WebSphere Specialist
8 3 (3.85%) Consultant
8 3 (3.85%) Java Android Developer
8 3 (3.85%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 3 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 3 (3.85%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (38.46%) REST
2 28 (35.90%) Web Services
3 27 (34.62%) RESTful
4 26 (33.33%) XML
5 23 (29.49%) JSON
6 17 (21.79%) WebSphere MQ
7 14 (17.95%) Middleware
8 12 (15.38%) Node.js
9 11 (14.10%) SOAP
10 9 (11.54%) XSLT
11 6 (7.69%) JMS
11 6 (7.69%) Spring
12 5 (6.41%) Servlets
13 4 (5.13%) .NET
13 4 (5.13%) ActiveMQ
13 4 (5.13%) Apache Camel
13 4 (5.13%) Cocoa
13 4 (5.13%) IBM Integration Bus
14 3 (3.85%) AngularJS
14 3 (3.85%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (14.10%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (8.97%) Clustering
3 4 (5.13%) Mobile App
4 3 (3.85%) Management Information System
4 3 (3.85%) User Experience
5 2 (2.56%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.28%) BBC
6 1 (1.28%) Mainframe
6 1 (1.28%) Streaming Media
6 1 (1.28%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 34 (43.59%) Linux
2 20 (25.64%) Unix
3 12 (15.38%) Windows
4 6 (7.69%) CentOS
4 6 (7.69%) Debian
4 6 (7.69%) Solaris
4 6 (7.69%) Ubuntu
5 5 (6.41%) AIX
5 5 (6.41%) Android
5 5 (6.41%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.28%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Mobile
6 1 (1.28%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (41.03%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (34.62%) TDD
3 25 (32.05%) BDD
4 21 (26.92%) Software Engineering
5 19 (24.36%) High Availability
5 19 (24.36%) Scrum
6 14 (17.95%) Performance Tuning
7 11 (14.10%) Open Source
8 8 (10.26%) E-Commerce
8 8 (10.26%) SDLC
9 7 (8.97%) Operational Acceptance Testing
10 6 (7.69%) Automated Testing
10 6 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
10 6 (7.69%) Non-Functional Testing
11 5 (6.41%) Functional Testing
11 5 (6.41%) Microservices
11 5 (6.41%) Mobile Development
11 5 (6.41%) OOP
11 5 (6.41%) Stakeholder Management
11 5 (6.41%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 25 (32.05%) Java
2 22 (28.21%) SQL
3 12 (15.38%) Jython
4 10 (12.82%) JavaScript
4 10 (12.82%) Perl
4 10 (12.82%) Shell Script
5 9 (11.54%) Scala
6 8 (10.26%) Python
7 6 (7.69%) Bash Shell
8 5 (6.41%) C
8 5 (6.41%) C++
8 5 (6.41%) Korn
8 5 (6.41%) Objective-C
8 5 (6.41%) PHP
9 4 (5.13%) Apple Swift
10 3 (3.85%) C#
11 1 (1.28%) COBOL
11 1 (1.28%) JCL
Qualifications
1 5 (6.41%) Degree
1 5 (6.41%) ISEB
2 4 (5.13%) SC Cleared
2 4 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (1.28%) CISSP
3 1 (1.28%) SANS
3 1 (1.28%) SSCP
System Software
1 8 (10.26%) VMware Infrastructure
2 5 (6.41%) Dovecot
2 5 (6.41%) iptables
2 5 (6.41%) KVM
2 5 (6.41%) Sendmail
2 5 (6.41%) Squid
3 2 (2.56%) Xen
4 1 (1.28%) Ceph
4 1 (1.28%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 9 (11.54%) Puppet
2 6 (7.69%) HP Quality Center
3 5 (6.41%) Cacti
3 5 (6.41%) HAProxy
3 5 (6.41%) Nagios
3 5 (6.41%) OpenNebula
4 4 (5.13%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (2.56%) BladeLogic
5 2 (2.56%) CA Wily
6 1 (1.28%) Oracle ZFS
6 1 (1.28%) QRadar
6 1 (1.28%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 19 (24.36%) Oracle
2 16 (20.51%) IBM
3 15 (19.23%) VMware
4 6 (7.69%) Red Hat
5 4 (5.13%) Twitter
6 3 (3.85%) Google
6 3 (3.85%) Microsoft
7 2 (2.56%) CA
7 2 (2.56%) Cisco
7 2 (2.56%) HP
7 2 (2.56%) Perforce
8 1 (1.28%) Apple
8 1 (1.28%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.28%) Chordiant
8 1 (1.28%) LogRhythm
8 1 (1.28%) Splunk
Southport, Merseyside
The Change Partners Recruitment
Rate: From £300 to £350 per annum
Posted: 19 hours ago
Blackpool, Lancashire
CPS Group UK
Rate: £450 - £550 per day
Posted: 3 days ago
Warrington, Cheshire
TEKsystems
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 4 days ago
Fleetwood, Lancashire
Evolution Recruitment Solutions
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £400 - £500 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: £300 - £350 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
TEKsystems
Rate: Market Rate
Posted: 4 days ago