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 22 January 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
22 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
England / West Midlands
Rank 87 103 111
Rank change year-on-year
+16 +8
Contract jobs citing HTTP 33 17 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 1.40% 0.70% 0.094%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 10.25% 6.30% 0.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 11 1
Median daily rate £388 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £55.00 £37.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
+46.66% -5.06%

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
322 270 302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.65% 11.07% 14.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 159 129 138
Median daily rate £375 £350 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +12.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £155 £175
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £370 £365 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.36% +4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 21 42
Median hourly rate £14.00 £18.00 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-22.22% -30.76%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £32.00 £39.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £24.00
% change year-on-year
-13.79% +20.83%

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 22 January 2017.

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 22 January 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
Shropshire +30 11 £363 -
Warwickshire 0 5 £400 +22.13% 3
Worcestershire +6 4 £294 -30.88% 1
Birmingham 0 4 £201 -55.93% 16
Coventry -13 4 £572 +27.00% 6
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 January 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 58 (67.44%) Linux
2 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
3 44 (51.16%) Continuous Integration
4 41 (47.67%) Configuration Management
5 37 (43.02%) CSS
5 37 (43.02%) HTML
5 37 (43.02%) Relational Database
6 36 (41.86%) Git (software)
7 35 (40.70%) TCP/IP
8 34 (39.53%) Jenkins
9 28 (32.56%) Responsive Web Design
9 28 (32.56%) Web Design
10 27 (31.40%) Python
11 26 (30.23%) JavaScript
11 26 (30.23%) Open Source
12 25 (29.07%) DevOps
12 25 (29.07%) Unix
12 25 (29.07%) Web Development
13 24 (27.91%) Ruby
13 24 (27.91%) Java
13 24 (27.91%) Security Cleared
14 23 (26.74%) PHP
15 22 (25.58%) DNS
15 22 (25.58%) Puppet
16 21 (24.42%) Opscode Chef
17 19 (22.09%) Continuous Delivery
17 19 (22.09%) NoSQL
17 19 (22.09%) Scrum
18 18 (20.93%) Subversion
18 18 (20.93%) MongoDB

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 (12.79%) JBoss
2 10 (11.63%) Apache
2 10 (11.63%) OpenStack
3 9 (10.47%) CMS
3 9 (10.47%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 9 (10.47%) Sitefinity
3 9 (10.47%) Tomcat
4 8 (9.30%) nginx
4 8 (9.30%) WebLogic
5 7 (8.14%) IIS
5 7 (8.14%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (5.81%) Confluence
7 3 (3.49%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 2 (2.33%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 14 (16.28%) Amazon AWS
2 12 (13.95%) GitHub
3 11 (12.79%) IaaS
4 10 (11.63%) Microsoft Azure
4 10 (11.63%) PaaS
5 5 (5.81%) Google Analytics
6 3 (3.49%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (3.49%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (3.49%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.49%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (3.49%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.49%) Route 53
6 3 (3.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 1 (1.16%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 35 (40.70%) TCP/IP
2 22 (25.58%) DNS
3 16 (18.60%) SSL
4 12 (13.95%) Firewall
5 10 (11.63%) LAN
5 10 (11.63%) WAN
6 9 (10.47%) Network Security
7 1 (1.16%) DHCP
7 1 (1.16%) Ethernet
7 1 (1.16%) HTTPS
7 1 (1.16%) iSCSI
7 1 (1.16%) NAS
7 1 (1.16%) SAN
7 1 (1.16%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 37 (43.02%) Relational Database
2 19 (22.09%) NoSQL
3 18 (20.93%) MongoDB
4 14 (16.28%) PostgreSQL
5 13 (15.12%) MySQL
6 7 (8.14%) Oracle Database
6 7 (8.14%) SQL Server
7 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database 10g
7 6 (6.98%) Oracle Database 11g
7 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (6.98%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (3.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
8 3 (3.49%) Amazon RDS
9 2 (2.33%) RDBMS
10 1 (1.16%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (1.16%) Big Data
10 1 (1.16%) CouchDB
10 1 (1.16%) Riak
Development Applications
1 36 (41.86%) Git (software)
2 34 (39.53%) Jenkins
3 18 (20.93%) Subversion
4 9 (10.47%) JUnit
5 8 (9.30%) Cucumber
6 6 (6.98%) Grunt
6 6 (6.98%) gulp
6 6 (6.98%) IntelliJ
6 6 (6.98%) Selenium
7 5 (5.81%) Ant
7 5 (5.81%) Gatling
7 5 (5.81%) JIRA
7 5 (5.81%) Karma Test Runner
7 5 (5.81%) Sublime Text
8 3 (3.49%) Capybara
8 3 (3.49%) git-flow
8 3 (3.49%) RSpec
9 2 (2.33%) DbUnit
9 2 (2.33%) jMock
9 2 (2.33%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 4 (4.65%) Finance
2 2 (2.33%) Banking
2 2 (2.33%) Investment Banking
2 2 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (1.16%) Law
Job Titles
1 43 (50.00%) Developer
2 15 (17.44%) Analyst
3 10 (11.63%) Cybersecurity Analyst
3 10 (11.63%) Security Analyst
4 8 (9.30%) PHP Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Automation Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Senior Developer
6 6 (6.98%) DevOps Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Java Developer
6 6 (6.98%) Platform Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Scala Developer
7 5 (5.81%) Senior DevOps
8 4 (4.65%) Digital Developer
8 4 (4.65%) Support Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Consultant
9 3 (3.49%) Django Developer
9 3 (3.49%) SQL Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) SQL Support Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) VMware Engineer
9 3 (3.49%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (43.02%) CSS
1 37 (43.02%) HTML
2 17 (19.77%) REST
3 15 (17.44%) JSON
4 12 (13.95%) Web Services
5 10 (11.63%) .NET
6 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET
6 9 (10.47%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (9.30%) jQuery
8 7 (8.14%) Ajax
8 7 (8.14%) AngularJS
8 7 (8.14%) Django
8 7 (8.14%) Node.js
8 7 (8.14%) Ruby on Rails
8 7 (8.14%) SAML
8 7 (8.14%) Servlets
8 7 (8.14%) Spring
9 6 (6.98%) CSS3
9 6 (6.98%) HTML5
9 6 (6.98%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 16 (18.60%) Visualisation
2 10 (11.63%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.49%) User Experience
4 2 (2.33%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.33%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.33%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.33%) Performance Metrics
5 1 (1.16%) Video Conferencing
5 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 58 (67.44%) Linux
2 25 (29.07%) Unix
3 16 (18.60%) Mac OS X
4 15 (17.44%) Windows
5 11 (12.79%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 10 (11.63%) Windows Server
7 5 (5.81%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.16%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (54.65%) Agile Software Development
2 44 (51.16%) Continuous Integration
3 41 (47.67%) Configuration Management
4 28 (32.56%) Responsive Web Design
4 28 (32.56%) Web Design
5 26 (30.23%) Open Source
6 25 (29.07%) DevOps
6 25 (29.07%) Web Development
7 19 (22.09%) Continuous Delivery
7 19 (22.09%) Scrum
8 17 (19.77%) OO
9 16 (18.60%) Cybersecurity
10 15 (17.44%) MVC
11 13 (15.12%) Continuous Deployment
11 13 (15.12%) Line Management
11 13 (15.12%) OO PHP
12 12 (13.95%) Mentoring
13 11 (12.79%) Automated Testing
13 11 (12.79%) SIEM
14 9 (10.47%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 27 (31.40%) Python
2 26 (30.23%) JavaScript
3 24 (27.91%) Java
3 24 (27.91%) Ruby
4 23 (26.74%) PHP
5 17 (19.77%) C#
6 13 (15.12%) Scala
7 12 (13.95%) SQL
8 7 (8.14%) Perl
9 6 (6.98%) Groovy
10 5 (5.81%) Haskell
11 4 (4.65%) PL/SQL
12 3 (3.49%) Bash Shell
13 2 (2.33%) Shell Script
14 1 (1.16%) Jython
14 1 (1.16%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 24 (27.91%) Security Cleared
2 16 (18.60%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.98%) Degree
4 2 (2.33%) BPSS Clearance
5 1 (1.16%) CCNA
5 1 (1.16%) CCNP
5 1 (1.16%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (1.16%) DV Cleared
5 1 (1.16%) JNCIA
5 1 (1.16%) JNCIP
5 1 (1.16%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.49%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.16%) QA
System Software
1 10 (11.63%) Docker
1 10 (11.63%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.16%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.16%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.16%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 22 (25.58%) Puppet
2 21 (24.42%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (16.28%) Ansible
4 11 (12.79%) Salt
5 8 (9.30%) Kibana
6 7 (8.14%) Oracle Identity Management
6 7 (8.14%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 6 (6.98%) Grafana
8 3 (3.49%) collectd
8 3 (3.49%) logstash
8 3 (3.49%) StatsD
8 3 (3.49%) Terraform
9 2 (2.33%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (2.33%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (1.16%) BladeLogic
10 1 (1.16%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (1.16%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (15.12%) Red Hat
2 11 (12.79%) Oracle
2 11 (12.79%) Rackspace
2 11 (12.79%) VMware
3 9 (10.47%) Google
3 9 (10.47%) Intel Security
4 5 (5.81%) Microsoft
5 3 (3.49%) SaltStack
6 2 (2.33%) AppDynamics
7 1 (1.16%) BMC
7 1 (1.16%) CA
7 1 (1.16%) Cisco
7 1 (1.16%) Dell
7 1 (1.16%) HP
7 1 (1.16%) Juniper
7 1 (1.16%) SAP
7 1 (1.16%) Splunk
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