The table below looks at the statistics for HTTP skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 27 September 2016 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
27 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 105 106 101
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -5
Contract jobs citing HTTP 39 16 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.20% 0.64% 0.86%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.18% 5.41% 4.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 15
Median daily rate £463 £338 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.03% +5.46%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £425 £375
% change year-on-year
- +13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £17.50 £50.00
% change year-on-year
-14.28% -65.00%
HTTP
England

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

Communications & Networking Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Communications & Networking category
477 296 448
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.72% 11.87% 17.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 248 147 227
Median daily rate £375 £310 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.96% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £240 £235 £157
10% offered a daily rate of more than £480 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £360 £345
% change year-on-year
+2.77% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 35 28
Median hourly rate £39.20 £16.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+137.57% -17.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.80 £12.35 £14.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £21.01 £23.00
% change year-on-year
+33.30% -8.67%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

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

HTTP Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

HTTP
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

HTTP Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

HTTP
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing HTTP across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 2016.

HTTP Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

HTTP
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

HTTP Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 27 September 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Shropshire - 17 £463 - 4
Birmingham -4 12 £463 +54.16% 10
Coventry -15 2 £513 +67.34% 7
Warwickshire - 2 £369 - 2
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 September 2016, 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 47 (71.21%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (62.12%) Linux
3 31 (46.97%) CSS
3 31 (46.97%) Continuous Delivery
4 29 (43.94%) HTML
5 26 (39.39%) Puppet
6 24 (36.36%) Git (software)
6 24 (36.36%) Docker
7 23 (34.85%) Java
8 21 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
9 20 (30.30%) Open Source
9 20 (30.30%) Relational Database
9 20 (30.30%) REST
10 19 (28.79%) Configuration Management
10 19 (28.79%) Spring
11 18 (27.27%) TDD
11 18 (27.27%) Web Development
11 18 (27.27%) Web Design
11 18 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
12 17 (25.76%) MongoDB
13 16 (24.24%) Microservices
13 16 (24.24%) MVC
14 15 (22.73%) JSON
14 15 (22.73%) C#
15 14 (21.21%) .NET
15 14 (21.21%) Scrum
16 13 (19.70%) Maven
16 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
16 13 (19.70%) DNS
16 13 (19.70%) Spring Boot

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 12 (18.18%) CMS
1 12 (18.18%) Sitefinity
2 9 (13.64%) OpenStack
3 6 (9.09%) nginx
4 5 (7.58%) JBoss
5 4 (6.06%) Apache
5 4 (6.06%) Tomcat
6 3 (4.55%) Confluence
6 3 (4.55%) WebLogic
7 2 (3.03%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle Application Server
7 2 (3.03%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.52%) Umbraco
Cloud Services
1 12 (18.18%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (13.64%) IaaS
2 9 (13.64%) PaaS
3 4 (6.06%) GitHub
4 3 (4.55%) Amazon AWS
5 1 (1.52%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 13 (19.70%) DNS
2 12 (18.18%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.58%) Firewall
3 5 (7.58%) HTTPS
3 5 (7.58%) LAN
3 5 (7.58%) SSL
3 5 (7.58%) WAN
4 3 (4.55%) Network Security
4 3 (4.55%) VPN
5 2 (3.03%) BGP
5 2 (3.03%) DHCP
5 2 (3.03%) EIGRP
5 2 (3.03%) FTP
5 2 (3.03%) MPLS
5 2 (3.03%) OSPF
5 2 (3.03%) SMTP
5 2 (3.03%) VLAN
6 1 (1.52%) Internet
6 1 (1.52%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.52%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (30.30%) Relational Database
2 17 (25.76%) MongoDB
3 11 (16.67%) NoSQL
4 2 (3.03%) MySQL
4 2 (3.03%) Oracle Database
4 2 (3.03%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
4 2 (3.03%) SQL Server
5 1 (1.52%) Apache Cassandra
5 1 (1.52%) CouchDB
5 1 (1.52%) Riak
Development Applications
1 24 (36.36%) Git (software)
2 13 (19.70%) Maven
3 12 (18.18%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (18.18%) SoapUI
4 10 (15.15%) Jenkins
5 5 (7.58%) JUnit
6 4 (6.06%) IntelliJ
6 4 (6.06%) Subversion
7 3 (4.55%) JIRA
8 2 (3.03%) DbUnit
8 2 (3.03%) Eclipse
8 2 (3.03%) jMock
8 2 (3.03%) Mockito
8 2 (3.03%) Selenium
9 1 (1.52%) Ant
9 1 (1.52%) Cucumber
9 1 (1.52%) Grunt
9 1 (1.52%) Karma Test Runner
9 1 (1.52%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.52%) WebDriver
General
1 1 (1.52%) Retail
Job Titles
1 35 (53.03%) Developer
2 14 (21.21%) Architect
3 11 (16.67%) Java Architect
3 11 (16.67%) Software Architect
4 10 (15.15%) Java Software Architect
5 8 (12.12%) Senior Developer
6 7 (10.61%) .NET Developer
6 7 (10.61%) C# Developer
6 7 (10.61%) Senior Architect
6 7 (10.61%) Senior Java Architect
6 7 (10.61%) Senior Software Architect
7 5 (7.58%) Automation Engineer
7 5 (7.58%) Java Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Analyst
8 4 (6.06%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (6.06%) Platform Engineer
9 3 (4.55%) Cybersecurity Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) Django Developer
9 3 (4.55%) Security Analyst
9 3 (4.55%) VMware Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (46.97%) CSS
2 29 (43.94%) HTML
3 20 (30.30%) REST
4 19 (28.79%) Spring
5 15 (22.73%) JSON
6 14 (21.21%) .NET
7 13 (19.70%) ELK Stack
7 13 (19.70%) RabbitMQ
7 13 (19.70%) Spring Boot
8 12 (18.18%) ASP.NET
8 12 (18.18%) ASP.NET MVC
8 12 (18.18%) Hystrix
8 12 (18.18%) WireMock
9 6 (9.09%) Ajax
9 6 (9.09%) Play Framework
10 5 (7.58%) Django
10 5 (7.58%) HTML5
11 4 (6.06%) CSS3
11 4 (6.06%) jQuery
11 4 (6.06%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 9 (13.64%) Private Cloud
2 7 (10.61%) Visualisation
3 2 (3.03%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.52%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.52%) Arduino
4 1 (1.52%) Home Automation
4 1 (1.52%) Internet of Things
4 1 (1.52%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.52%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.52%) Raspberry Pi
Operating Systems
1 41 (62.12%) Linux
2 11 (16.67%) Unix
3 10 (15.15%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 7 (10.61%) Mac OS X
5 5 (7.58%) Windows
6 3 (4.55%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.52%) CentOS
7 1 (1.52%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (71.21%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (46.97%) Continuous Delivery
3 21 (31.82%) Continuous Integration
4 20 (30.30%) Open Source
5 19 (28.79%) Configuration Management
6 18 (27.27%) Responsive Web Design
6 18 (27.27%) TDD
6 18 (27.27%) Web Design
6 18 (27.27%) Web Development
7 16 (24.24%) Microservices
7 16 (24.24%) MVC
8 14 (21.21%) Scrum
9 13 (19.70%) DevOps
10 12 (18.18%) Content Management
11 10 (15.15%) OO
12 9 (13.64%) Continuous Deployment
12 9 (13.64%) Risk Management
13 8 (12.12%) Software Architecture
14 6 (9.09%) Line Management
14 6 (9.09%) OO PHP
Programming Languages
1 23 (34.85%) Java
2 15 (22.73%) C#
3 13 (19.70%) JavaScript
4 8 (12.12%) Python
5 7 (10.61%) PHP
6 6 (9.09%) Scala
7 5 (7.58%) Ruby
8 2 (3.03%) Groovy
8 2 (3.03%) SQL
9 1 (1.52%) Haskell
9 1 (1.52%) Jython
9 1 (1.52%) Perl
9 1 (1.52%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 9 (13.64%) Security Cleared
2 7 (10.61%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.03%) CCIE
3 2 (3.03%) CCNP
3 2 (3.03%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (3.03%) Degree
4 1 (1.52%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.52%) QA
1 1 (1.52%) SLA
System Software
1 24 (36.36%) Docker
2 9 (13.64%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.52%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 26 (39.39%) Puppet
2 12 (18.18%) Graphite
3 9 (13.64%) Consul
3 9 (13.64%) Opscode Chef
4 3 (4.55%) Ansible
4 3 (4.55%) Kibana
5 2 (3.03%) Grafana
5 2 (3.03%) logstash
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Identity Management
5 2 (3.03%) Oracle Identity Manager
6 1 (1.52%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.52%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.52%) HP Operations Orchestration
6 1 (1.52%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 10 (15.15%) Red Hat
1 10 (15.15%) VMware
2 4 (6.06%) Oracle
3 3 (4.55%) Google
3 3 (4.55%) Intel Security
4 2 (3.03%) Brocade
4 2 (3.03%) Juniper
4 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
5 1 (1.52%) BMC
5 1 (1.52%) CA
5 1 (1.52%) Cisco
5 1 (1.52%) Dell
5 1 (1.52%) HP
5 1 (1.52%) SAP
5 1 (1.52%) Sitecore
5 1 (1.52%) Splunk
5 1 (1.52%) webMethods
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