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 average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 19 December 2014 with a comparison to the same period in 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.

Location
3 months to
19 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 111 79 80
Rank change year-on-year
-32 +1
Contract jobs citing HTTP 3 20 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.13% 0.94% 1.38%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 0.90% 5.93% 8.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 16 7
Average daily rate
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£375 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £400 £360
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.75 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+6.00% -5.06%
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
334 337 323
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 14.35% 15.80% 15.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 177 162 104
Average daily rate £330 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £155 £150 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £401
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 28 53
Average hourly rate £22.50 £20.00 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -24.52%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.60 £12.00 £13.15
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.90 £30.00 £31.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £23.50 £20.50 £21.00
% change year-on-year
+14.63% -2.38%

HTTP
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing HTTP across the West Midlands region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 19 December 2014. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Warwickshire - 2 £375 - 1
Birmingham -6 1 £375 -21.05% 11
Brierley Hill - - - - 1
Coventry - - - - 2
Wolverhampton - - - -
Shropshire - - - -
Staffordshire - - - - 6
Worcestershire - - - -
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 15 (55.56%) TDD
2 13 (48.15%) Continuous Integration
2 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
3 12 (44.44%) ASP.NET
3 12 (44.44%) C#
3 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
3 12 (44.44%) .NET
3 12 (44.44%) XML
3 12 (44.44%) WebSphere
4 11 (40.74%) HTML
4 11 (40.74%) Java
4 11 (40.74%) CSS
4 11 (40.74%) MVC
5 10 (37.04%) IBM
5 10 (37.04%) T-SQL
5 10 (37.04%) WebSphere Message Broker
5 10 (37.04%) jQuery
6 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
6 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
6 9 (33.33%) Ajax
6 9 (33.33%) CSS3
6 9 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
6 9 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
6 9 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
6 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 9 (33.33%) Semantic HTML
6 9 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 9 (33.33%) Functional Programming
6 9 (33.33%) SAP

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 19 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the West Midlands 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 12 (44.44%) WebSphere
2 2 (7.41%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (3.70%) SharePoint
3 1 (3.70%) IBM HTTP Server
3 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (3.70%) InfoPath
1 1 (3.70%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (11.11%) FTP
2 1 (3.70%) SMTP
2 1 (3.70%) Extranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (48.15%) SQL Server
2 9 (33.33%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (7.41%) Relational Database
3 2 (7.41%) Couchbase
3 2 (7.41%) NoSQL
3 2 (7.41%) CouchDB
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (3.70%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 9 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (7.41%) Ant
2 2 (7.41%) Jenkins
2 2 (7.41%) Hudson
2 2 (7.41%) Maven
General
1 4 (14.81%) Automotive
2 1 (3.70%) Finance
2 1 (3.70%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (81.48%) Developer
2 10 (37.04%) C# Developer
3 6 (22.22%) WebSphere Developer
4 5 (18.52%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Integration Architect
6 2 (7.41%) Java Developer
6 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
6 2 (7.41%) Technical Architect
7 1 (3.70%) BizTalk Developer
7 1 (3.70%) SharePoint Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) C# .NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.70%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (44.44%) ASP.NET
1 12 (44.44%) .NET
1 12 (44.44%) XML
2 11 (40.74%) HTML
2 11 (40.74%) CSS
3 10 (37.04%) WebSphere Message Broker
3 10 (37.04%) jQuery
4 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 9 (33.33%) Ajax
4 9 (33.33%) CSS3
4 9 (33.33%) Razor View Engine
4 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 9 (33.33%) Semantic HTML
4 9 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 9 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
4 9 (33.33%) Web Services
5 8 (29.63%) XML Schema
6 5 (18.52%) SOAP
7 4 (14.81%) Spring
8 3 (11.11%) WCF
Miscellaneous
1 2 (7.41%) AS400
1 2 (7.41%) N-Tier
1 2 (7.41%) DataPower
2 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 5 (18.52%) UNIX
2 3 (11.11%) Windows
3 2 (7.41%) zOS
3 2 (7.41%) Linux
4 1 (3.70%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (55.56%) TDD
2 13 (48.15%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (40.74%) MVC
4 9 (33.33%) Responsive Web Design
4 9 (33.33%) Functional Programming
5 5 (18.52%) Integration Testing
5 5 (18.52%) SOA
6 4 (14.81%) Unit Testing
7 3 (11.11%) Migration
8 2 (7.41%) Agile Software Development
8 2 (7.41%) UML
8 2 (7.41%) OOP
8 2 (7.41%) User Stories
8 2 (7.41%) Low Latency
8 2 (7.41%) ATDD
8 2 (7.41%) BDD
8 2 (7.41%) Refactoring
8 2 (7.41%) AOP
8 2 (7.41%) Pair Programming
8 2 (7.41%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (44.44%) C#
1 12 (44.44%) JavaScript
2 11 (40.74%) Java
3 10 (37.04%) T-SQL
4 7 (25.93%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) VB
5 2 (7.41%) VB.NET
5 2 (7.41%) PL/SQL
5 2 (7.41%) VB6
6 1 (3.70%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 1 (3.70%) MCTS
1 1 (3.70%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 10 (37.04%) IBM
2 9 (33.33%) SAP
3 5 (18.52%) Microsoft
4 4 (14.81%) Oracle
5 1 (3.70%) Remedy
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