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 24 February 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
24 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
England / North West
Rank 103 56 90
Rank change year-on-year
-47 +34
Contract jobs citing HTTP 33 113 56
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 1.25% 2.96% 1.66%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.31% 19.65% 12.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 79 35
Median daily rate £419 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.47% +13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £338 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £515 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £388
% change year-on-year
+12.50% +3.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 2
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £49.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £38.13 £41.00
% change year-on-year
+14.09% -7.01%

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
397 575 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 15.05% 15.06% 13.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 258 324 211
Median daily rate £383 £400 £346
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.37% +15.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £600 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 33 40
Median hourly rate £20.00 £22.50 £18.32
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-11.11% +22.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.03 £13.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.70 £40.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £21.50 £30.00 £26.50
% change year-on-year
-28.33% +13.20%

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 24 February 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 24 February 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 -19 19 £425 - 9
Lancashire +1 6 £500 +15.60% 3
Merseyside -4 4 £393 -7.64%
Cheshire -7 4 £419 -12.30% 15
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 February 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 38 (56.72%) Linux
2 31 (46.27%) Web Services
3 29 (43.28%) SQL
3 29 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (40.30%) REST
5 26 (38.81%) XML
6 24 (35.82%) TDD
7 22 (32.84%) Java
7 22 (32.84%) BDD
7 22 (32.84%) WebSphere
8 20 (29.85%) RESTful
8 20 (29.85%) NoSQL
9 19 (28.36%) High Availability
9 19 (28.36%) Oracle
10 18 (26.87%) Apache
10 18 (26.87%) Scrum
10 18 (26.87%) IBM
10 18 (26.87%) Amazon AWS
11 17 (25.37%) Software Engineering
12 16 (23.88%) Tomcat
12 16 (23.88%) Unix
13 15 (22.39%) JavaScript
14 14 (20.90%) JUnit
14 14 (20.90%) SSL
14 14 (20.90%) JSON
14 14 (20.90%) Jenkins
14 14 (20.90%) Performance Tuning
15 12 (17.91%) DNS
15 12 (17.91%) TCP/IP
15 12 (17.91%) FTP

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 22 (32.84%) WebSphere
2 18 (26.87%) Apache
3 16 (23.88%) Tomcat
4 9 (13.43%) IBM HTTP Server
5 8 (11.94%) JBoss
5 8 (11.94%) Jetty
5 8 (11.94%) nginx
6 7 (10.45%) IIS
6 7 (10.45%) Mongrel
6 7 (10.45%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (5.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
9 2 (2.99%) OpenEdge
9 2 (2.99%) OpenStack
9 2 (2.99%) SAS
10 1 (1.49%) CICS
10 1 (1.49%) CMS
10 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
10 1 (1.49%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 18 (26.87%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.45%) Amazon EC2
2 7 (10.45%) Google App Engine
2 7 (10.45%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (1.49%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 14 (20.90%) SSL
2 12 (17.91%) DNS
2 12 (17.91%) FTP
2 12 (17.91%) TCP/IP
3 10 (14.93%) DHCP
4 7 (10.45%) Firewall
4 7 (10.45%) IPsec
5 5 (7.46%) SMTP
6 4 (5.97%) HTTPS
6 4 (5.97%) LAN
6 4 (5.97%) WAN
7 3 (4.48%) VoIP
7 3 (4.48%) VPN
8 2 (2.99%) Fibre Channel
8 2 (2.99%) IMAP
8 2 (2.99%) Internet
8 2 (2.99%) iSCSI
8 2 (2.99%) MRTG
8 2 (2.99%) SNMP
9 1 (1.49%) Cisco ASA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (29.85%) NoSQL
2 11 (16.42%) MySQL
3 6 (8.96%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.97%) CouchDB
4 4 (5.97%) DB2
5 3 (4.48%) Firebird
5 3 (4.48%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.48%) Neo4j
5 3 (4.48%) Riak
6 2 (2.99%) MarkLogic
6 2 (2.99%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.49%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.49%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.49%) MS Access
7 1 (1.49%) Redis
7 1 (1.49%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (20.90%) Jenkins
1 14 (20.90%) JUnit
2 12 (17.91%) Git (software)
3 7 (10.45%) Travis CI
4 5 (7.46%) JIRA
5 4 (5.97%) Subversion
6 3 (4.48%) Maven
7 2 (2.99%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (2.99%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.49%) Ant
8 1 (1.49%) Babel
8 1 (1.49%) Fiddler
8 1 (1.49%) Firebug
8 1 (1.49%) Gradle
8 1 (1.49%) JMeter
8 1 (1.49%) LoadRunner
8 1 (1.49%) The Grinder
8 1 (1.49%) Toad
8 1 (1.49%) webpack
8 1 (1.49%) Xcode
General
1 5 (7.46%) Retail
2 4 (5.97%) Banking
3 3 (4.48%) Electronics
4 2 (2.99%) Finance
5 1 (1.49%) Games
Job Titles
1 25 (37.31%) Developer
2 13 (19.40%) Software Engineer
3 7 (10.45%) Java Developer
3 7 (10.45%) Scala Software Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) JavaScript Developer
5 4 (5.97%) Administrator
5 4 (5.97%) Software Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Integration Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) Product Specialist
6 3 (4.48%) Scala Developer
7 2 (2.99%) C# Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Middleware Administrator
7 2 (2.99%) Middleware Specialist
7 2 (2.99%) Python Developer
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Specialist
7 2 (2.99%) Technical Support
7 2 (2.99%) UI Developer
7 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Administrator
7 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (46.27%) Web Services
2 27 (40.30%) REST
3 26 (38.81%) XML
4 20 (29.85%) RESTful
5 14 (20.90%) JSON
6 12 (17.91%) Servlets
7 11 (16.42%) Node.js
8 9 (13.43%) CSS
8 9 (13.43%) HTML
8 9 (13.43%) SOAP
8 9 (13.43%) XSLT
9 8 (11.94%) .NET
9 8 (11.94%) J2EE
9 8 (11.94%) JMS
9 8 (11.94%) Middleware
10 7 (10.45%) Spring
10 7 (10.45%) WebSphere MQ
11 4 (5.97%) EDIFACT
11 4 (5.97%) ODBC
11 4 (5.97%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
1 4 (5.97%) Clustering
2 3 (4.48%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.99%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (2.99%) Wiki
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.49%) User Experience
4 1 (1.49%) VSAM
Operating Systems
1 38 (56.72%) Linux
2 16 (23.88%) Unix
3 10 (14.93%) Windows
4 3 (4.48%) AIX
4 3 (4.48%) CentOS
4 3 (4.48%) Debian
4 3 (4.48%) Solaris
4 3 (4.48%) Ubuntu
5 2 (2.99%) Android
5 2 (2.99%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.49%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (43.28%) Agile Software Development
2 24 (35.82%) TDD
3 22 (32.84%) BDD
4 19 (28.36%) High Availability
5 18 (26.87%) Scrum
6 17 (25.37%) Software Engineering
7 14 (20.90%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (13.43%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (13.43%) Open Source
9 7 (10.45%) Configuration Management
9 7 (10.45%) DevOps
10 5 (7.46%) API Development
10 5 (7.46%) OO
10 5 (7.46%) UML
11 4 (5.97%) Cybersecurity
11 4 (5.97%) E-Commerce
11 4 (5.97%) MVC
12 3 (4.48%) Information Security
12 3 (4.48%) Pair Programming
12 3 (4.48%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 29 (43.28%) SQL
2 22 (32.84%) Java
3 15 (22.39%) JavaScript
4 11 (16.42%) Scala
5 7 (10.45%) Jython
5 7 (10.45%) Python
6 5 (7.46%) Perl
6 5 (7.46%) Shell Script
7 4 (5.97%) ActionScript
7 4 (5.97%) ActionScript 2.0
7 4 (5.97%) ActionScript 3.0
7 4 (5.97%) C#
8 3 (4.48%) Bash Shell
8 3 (4.48%) PHP
9 2 (2.99%) C
9 2 (2.99%) C++
9 2 (2.99%) Groovy
9 2 (2.99%) Korn
9 2 (2.99%) Ruby
10 1 (1.49%) ES6
Qualifications
1 8 (11.94%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) SC Cleared
3 3 (4.48%) CISSP
3 3 (4.48%) SANS
3 3 (4.48%) SSCP
System Software
1 9 (13.43%) VMware Infrastructure
2 6 (8.96%) Xen
3 2 (2.99%) Dovecot
3 2 (2.99%) iptables
3 2 (2.99%) KVM
3 2 (2.99%) Sendmail
3 2 (2.99%) Squid
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 10 (14.93%) Puppet
2 3 (4.48%) QRadar
3 2 (2.99%) Cacti
3 2 (2.99%) HAProxy
3 2 (2.99%) Nagios
3 2 (2.99%) OpenNebula
3 2 (2.99%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.49%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 19 (28.36%) Oracle
2 18 (26.87%) IBM
3 9 (13.43%) VMware
4 7 (10.45%) Google
4 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
5 4 (5.97%) Axway
5 4 (5.97%) Twitter
6 3 (4.48%) Apple
6 3 (4.48%) HP
6 3 (4.48%) LogRhythm
6 3 (4.48%) Perforce
6 3 (4.48%) Red Hat
6 3 (4.48%) Splunk
7 2 (2.99%) Chordiant
8 1 (1.49%) Blue Coat
8 1 (1.49%) Cisco
8 1 (1.49%) SAP
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