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 24 April 2015 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 101 99 73
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -26
Contract jobs citing HTTP 23 14 26
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.85% 0.59% 1.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.39% 4.90% 9.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 3 9
Average daily rate
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£340 £320 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £184 £151
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £364 £449
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +13.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £32.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £47.50 £12.50 £28.55
% change year-on-year
+280.00% -56.20%
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
427 286 269
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 15.85% 11.97% 14.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 226 122 119
Average daily rate £345 £350 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.42% +29.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £489 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £338 £315
% change year-on-year
+0.74% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 22 38
Average hourly rate £26.00 £15.85 £19.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+64.03% -18.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £10.50 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £30.00 £32.30
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £20.00 £22.50
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -11.11%

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
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 24 April 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015. 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
Shropshire - 6 £388 - 1
Coventry - 4 £315 - 2
Warwickshire +2 3 £300 -6.25% 6
Birmingham 0 3 £325 -13.33% 17
Solihull - 1 £363 - 4
Sutton Coldfield - 1 - - 2
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 9 (36.00%) HTML
1 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
1 9 (36.00%) CSS
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
1 9 (36.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 7 (28.00%) MySQL
3 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
4 6 (24.00%) SUSE
4 6 (24.00%) Web Design
4 6 (24.00%) TDD
4 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
4 6 (24.00%) Web Development
4 6 (24.00%) Apache
4 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
4 6 (24.00%) Kibana
4 6 (24.00%) Microservices
4 6 (24.00%) D3.js
4 6 (24.00%) Flot
4 6 (24.00%) REST
4 6 (24.00%) Visualisation
4 6 (24.00%) Open Source
4 6 (24.00%) MongoDB
5 5 (20.00%) XML Schema
5 5 (20.00%) IBM
5 5 (20.00%) XML
5 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (20.00%) SAP
5 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, 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 6 (24.00%) WebSphere
1 6 (24.00%) Apache
2 2 (8.00%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (4.00%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (4.00%) Lync
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.00%) Firewall
1 1 (4.00%) SAN
1 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
1 1 (4.00%) SSL
1 1 (4.00%) FTP
1 1 (4.00%) TCP/IP
1 1 (4.00%) VPN
1 1 (4.00%) SSH
1 1 (4.00%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (32.00%) Relational Database
2 7 (28.00%) MySQL
3 6 (24.00%) MongoDB
4 5 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 3 (12.00%) SQL Server 2012
6 2 (8.00%) Couchbase
6 2 (8.00%) NoSQL
6 2 (8.00%) CouchDB
7 1 (4.00%) DTS
7 1 (4.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 3 (12.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.00%) LoadRunner
2 1 (4.00%) Ant
2 1 (4.00%) Maven
2 1 (4.00%) Hudson
2 1 (4.00%) Jenkins
General
1 3 (12.00%) Legal
1 3 (12.00%) Publishing
2 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 1 (4.00%) Automotive
3 1 (4.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (4.00%) Games
3 1 (4.00%) Banking
3 1 (4.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 5 (20.00%) Website Developer
3 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Developer
4 3 (12.00%) C# Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Analyst
5 2 (8.00%) Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) IT Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Technical Architect
6 1 (4.00%) Web Developer
6 1 (4.00%) Consultant
6 1 (4.00%) Project Manager
6 1 (4.00%) Trainer
6 1 (4.00%) Tester
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) Non-Functional Tester
6 1 (4.00%) SAP Test Analyst
6 1 (4.00%) IT Trainer
6 1 (4.00%) Infrastructure Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (36.00%) HTML
1 9 (36.00%) CSS
2 6 (24.00%) D3.js
2 6 (24.00%) Flot
2 6 (24.00%) REST
3 5 (20.00%) XML Schema
3 5 (20.00%) XML
4 4 (16.00%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 4 (16.00%) Web Services
5 3 (12.00%) .NET
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET
5 3 (12.00%) Ajax
5 3 (12.00%) jQuery
5 3 (12.00%) Spring
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (12.00%) CSS3
5 3 (12.00%) Razor View Engine
5 3 (12.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 3 (12.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
5 3 (12.00%) Semantic HTML
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Visualisation
1 6 (24.00%) Open Source
2 1 (4.00%) NHS
2 1 (4.00%) Informatics
2 1 (4.00%) PKI
2 1 (4.00%) Mainframe
2 1 (4.00%) Clustering
2 1 (4.00%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 9 (36.00%) Linux
2 6 (24.00%) SUSE
3 4 (16.00%) UNIX
3 4 (16.00%) Windows
4 2 (8.00%) AIX
5 1 (4.00%) Solaris
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (4.00%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (36.00%) Responsive Web Design
2 7 (28.00%) Configuration Management
3 6 (24.00%) Web Design
3 6 (24.00%) TDD
3 6 (24.00%) Web Development
3 6 (24.00%) Microservices
4 5 (20.00%) Test Scripting
4 5 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (20.00%) MVC
5 3 (12.00%) Project Planning
5 3 (12.00%) Integration Testing
5 3 (12.00%) Workflow
5 3 (12.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 3 (12.00%) Functional Programming
6 2 (8.00%) ATDD
6 2 (8.00%) Test Strategy
6 2 (8.00%) BDD
7 1 (4.00%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (4.00%) ITIL
7 1 (4.00%) ERP
Programming Languages
1 9 (36.00%) JavaScript
2 8 (32.00%) Java
3 4 (16.00%) SQL
4 3 (12.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (12.00%) C#
5 1 (4.00%) PL/SQL
5 1 (4.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (12.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (8.00%) SC Cleared
3 1 (4.00%) ISEB
3 1 (4.00%) Oracle Certification
3 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
System Software
1 1 (4.00%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (4.00%) Hyper-V
1 1 (4.00%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 6 (24.00%) Kibana
2 1 (4.00%) Control-M
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
2 1 (4.00%) SCCM
2 1 (4.00%) WSUS
2 1 (4.00%) NetBackup
Vendors
1 6 (24.00%) Red Hat
2 5 (20.00%) IBM
2 5 (20.00%) SAP
3 4 (16.00%) Oracle
4 2 (8.00%) VMware
4 2 (8.00%) HP
5 1 (4.00%) Symantec
5 1 (4.00%) Juniper
5 1 (4.00%) BMC
5 1 (4.00%) Sun
5 1 (4.00%) Cisco
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