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 29 July 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
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 117 103 111
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +8
Contract jobs citing HTTP 25 15 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.63% 0.62%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.61% 5.47% 4.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 10 10
Median daily rate £488 £325 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% +0.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £300 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £365 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £377 £375
% change year-on-year
+12.88% +0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 £32.50 £61.25
% change year-on-year
-52.30% -46.93%
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
446 274 371
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.15% 11.42% 15.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 243 147 176
Median daily rate £350 £320 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +2.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £222 £222 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £468 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £365 £350 £335
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +4.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 31 30
Median hourly rate £36.00 £19.00 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+89.47% +5.55%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.35 £10.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £43.78 £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £21.53 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+50.98% +7.62%

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 29 July 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 29 July 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 - 10 £488 - 3
Coventry -14 3 £313 -0.79%
Solihull -13 1 £270 -10.00% 1
Birmingham -14 1 - - 10
Warwickshire - 1 £350 - 1
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 July 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 38 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (58.82%) Linux
3 24 (47.06%) Java
3 24 (47.06%) CSS
4 23 (45.10%) Puppet
5 22 (43.14%) MongoDB
5 22 (43.14%) Continuous Delivery
5 22 (43.14%) HTML
6 21 (41.18%) Docker
6 21 (41.18%) Microservices
7 20 (39.22%) Open Source
7 20 (39.22%) Git (software)
8 19 (37.25%) Spring
9 18 (35.29%) C#
10 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
10 14 (27.45%) Maven
10 14 (27.45%) TDD
10 14 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
11 13 (25.49%) RabbitMQ
11 13 (25.49%) WireMock
11 13 (25.49%) SSL
11 13 (25.49%) .NET
12 12 (23.53%) Hystrix
12 12 (23.53%) Spring Boot
12 12 (23.53%) ELK Stack
12 12 (23.53%) Graphite
12 12 (23.53%) SoapUI
12 12 (23.53%) REST
12 12 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
13 11 (21.57%) Content Management

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 11 (21.57%) CMS
1 11 (21.57%) Sitefinity
2 7 (13.73%) Apache
2 7 (13.73%) JBoss
2 7 (13.73%) nginx
2 7 (13.73%) WebLogic
3 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.92%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.96%) IIS
5 1 (1.96%) Jetty
5 1 (1.96%) OpenStack
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle Application Server
5 1 (1.96%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 1 (1.96%) Umbraco
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 11 (21.57%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (3.92%) GitHub
3 1 (1.96%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.96%) IaaS
3 1 (1.96%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 14 (27.45%) TCP/IP
2 13 (25.49%) SSL
3 7 (13.73%) HTTPS
4 6 (11.76%) DHCP
4 6 (11.76%) VPN
5 4 (7.84%) Ethernet
5 4 (7.84%) Firewall
5 4 (7.84%) Internet
5 4 (7.84%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (7.84%) Wireless
5 4 (7.84%) ZigBee
6 3 (5.88%) DNS
6 3 (5.88%) FTP
7 2 (3.92%) BGP
7 2 (3.92%) EIGRP
7 2 (3.92%) LAN
7 2 (3.92%) MPLS
7 2 (3.92%) OSPF
7 2 (3.92%) SMTP
7 2 (3.92%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (43.14%) MongoDB
2 9 (17.65%) Relational Database
3 2 (3.92%) NoSQL
4 1 (1.96%) DB2
4 1 (1.96%) Oracle Database
4 1 (1.96%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 20 (39.22%) Git (software)
2 14 (27.45%) Maven
3 12 (23.53%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 12 (23.53%) SoapUI
4 8 (15.69%) IntelliJ
5 7 (13.73%) Jenkins
5 7 (13.73%) JUnit
5 7 (13.73%) Selenium
6 6 (11.76%) Eclipse
7 3 (5.88%) Ant
8 1 (1.96%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.96%) Gatling
8 1 (1.96%) Gradle
8 1 (1.96%) Grunt
8 1 (1.96%) gulp
8 1 (1.96%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.96%) Sublime Text
8 1 (1.96%) Subversion
General
1 4 (7.84%) Retail
Job Titles
1 27 (52.94%) Developer
2 13 (25.49%) Architect
3 11 (21.57%) Java Architect
3 11 (21.57%) Software Architect
4 10 (19.61%) Java Software Architect
4 10 (19.61%) Software Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) .NET Developer
5 7 (13.73%) C# Developer
5 7 (13.73%) Senior Architect
5 7 (13.73%) Senior Java Architect
5 7 (13.73%) Senior Software Architect
5 7 (13.73%) Software Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Digital Developer
7 5 (9.80%) Senior Developer
8 4 (7.84%) C# .NET Developer
8 4 (7.84%) Linux Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Flash Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Senior C# Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (47.06%) CSS
2 22 (43.14%) HTML
3 19 (37.25%) Spring
4 13 (25.49%) .NET
4 13 (25.49%) RabbitMQ
4 13 (25.49%) WireMock
5 12 (23.53%) ELK Stack
5 12 (23.53%) Hystrix
5 12 (23.53%) REST
5 12 (23.53%) Spring Boot
6 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET
6 11 (21.57%) ASP.NET MVC
7 9 (17.65%) JSON
7 9 (17.65%) XML
8 8 (15.69%) Play Framework
9 7 (13.73%) HTML5
9 7 (13.73%) J2EE
10 6 (11.76%) EJB
10 6 (11.76%) J2SE
10 6 (11.76%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (7.84%) Arduino
1 4 (7.84%) Home Automation
1 4 (7.84%) Internet of Things
1 4 (7.84%) Raspberry Pi
2 3 (5.88%) N-Tier
3 2 (3.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.96%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (1.96%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (1.96%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.96%) Private Cloud
4 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 30 (58.82%) Linux
2 9 (17.65%) Unix
3 6 (11.76%) Windows
4 2 (3.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (1.96%) CentOS
5 1 (1.96%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.96%) Ubuntu
5 1 (1.96%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (74.51%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (43.14%) Continuous Delivery
3 21 (41.18%) Microservices
4 20 (39.22%) Open Source
5 14 (27.45%) Continuous Integration
5 14 (27.45%) TDD
6 11 (21.57%) Content Management
6 11 (21.57%) DevOps
6 11 (21.57%) MVC
6 11 (21.57%) Software Engineering
6 11 (21.57%) Web Development
7 9 (17.65%) Configuration Management
7 9 (17.65%) Responsive Web Design
7 9 (17.65%) Risk Management
7 9 (17.65%) Web Design
8 8 (15.69%) Software Architecture
9 3 (5.88%) High Availability
9 3 (5.88%) Performance Testing
9 3 (5.88%) SOA
10 2 (3.92%) OO
Programming Languages
1 24 (47.06%) Java
2 18 (35.29%) C#
3 8 (15.69%) Scala
4 7 (13.73%) SQL
5 6 (11.76%) Haskell
5 6 (11.76%) JavaScript
6 3 (5.88%) ActionScript
6 3 (5.88%) ActionScript 3.0
7 2 (3.92%) Python
8 1 (1.96%) COBOL
8 1 (1.96%) Groovy
8 1 (1.96%) Perl
8 1 (1.96%) PHP
8 1 (1.96%) R
8 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 5 (9.80%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.92%) CCIE
2 2 (3.92%) CCNP
2 2 (3.92%) Cisco Certification
2 2 (3.92%) Degree
3 1 (1.96%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.96%) SLA
System Software
1 21 (41.18%) Docker
2 2 (3.92%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 23 (45.10%) Puppet
2 12 (23.53%) Graphite
3 9 (17.65%) Consul
4 3 (5.88%) Kibana
5 2 (3.92%) Ansible
5 2 (3.92%) logstash
6 1 (1.96%) Grafana
6 1 (1.96%) HAProxy
6 1 (1.96%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Identity Management
6 1 (1.96%) Oracle Identity Manager
Vendors
1 7 (13.73%) Adobe
2 6 (11.76%) webMethods
3 3 (5.88%) VMware
4 2 (3.92%) Brocade
4 2 (3.92%) Juniper
4 2 (3.92%) Microsoft
4 2 (3.92%) Oracle
4 2 (3.92%) Red Hat
4 2 (3.92%) SAP
5 1 (1.96%) Atlassian
5 1 (1.96%) Cisco
5 1 (1.96%) Google
5 1 (1.96%) IBM
5 1 (1.96%) Sitecore
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