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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 94 107 95
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -12
Contract jobs citing HTTP 20 4 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.79% 0.19% 0.61%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.62% 1.28% 4.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 2 11
Average daily rate
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£320 £338 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.18% -3.57%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
-6.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £50.00 £22.50 £42.50
% change year-on-year
+122.22% -47.05%
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
433 312 344
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 17.11% 14.81% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 225 151 142
Average daily rate £320 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £160 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £462 £440 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £330
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -1.51%
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 31 42
Average hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £28.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -28.57%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 £12.95 £14.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £26.50 £39.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate £22.50 £23.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year
-4.25% -6.00%

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 27 August 2014.

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 27 August 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
Coventry +1 11 £320 - 3
Birmingham -1 2 - - 9
Warwickshire - 2 £485 - 2
Staffordshire - 1 - - 3
Solihull - - - - 1
Worcestershire - - - - 1
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 13 (37.14%) IBM
1 13 (37.14%) HTML
1 13 (37.14%) WebSphere
1 13 (37.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 12 (34.29%) SAP
3 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
3 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
3 11 (31.43%) TDD
4 10 (28.57%) MVC
4 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 10 (28.57%) .NET
4 10 (28.57%) C#
4 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
4 10 (28.57%) CSS
4 10 (28.57%) UNIX
5 9 (25.71%) Windows
5 9 (25.71%) XML
5 9 (25.71%) Java
6 8 (22.86%) Ajax
6 8 (22.86%) jQuery
6 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
6 8 (22.86%) CSS3
6 8 (22.86%) T-SQL
6 8 (22.86%) SOAP
6 8 (22.86%) Web Services
6 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
6 8 (22.86%) Razor View Engine
6 8 (22.86%) Responsive Web Design
6 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4

HTTP
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 13 (37.14%) WebSphere
2 2 (5.71%) Oracle UPK
3 1 (2.86%) SharePoint
3 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (2.86%) IBM HTTP Server
Communications & Networking
1 7 (20.00%) FTP
2 2 (5.71%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.86%) VPN
3 1 (2.86%) DNS
3 1 (2.86%) HTTPS
3 1 (2.86%) Firewall
3 1 (2.86%) BIG-IP
3 1 (2.86%) Network Security
3 1 (2.86%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (31.43%) SQL Server
2 8 (22.86%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (2.86%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.86%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.86%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (2.86%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.86%) Apache Cassandra
3 1 (2.86%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 8 (22.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.57%) LoadRunner
2 3 (8.57%) JMeter
General
1 3 (8.57%) Automotive
2 2 (5.71%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (62.86%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) C# Developer
3 6 (17.14%) Architect
3 6 (17.14%) WebSphere Developer
4 5 (14.29%) WebSphere Message Broker Developer
4 5 (14.29%) Integration Architect
5 2 (5.71%) Tester
5 2 (5.71%) Consultant
5 2 (5.71%) Performance Tester
5 2 (5.71%) .NET Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Python Developer
6 1 (2.86%) ActionScript Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) Performance Test Analyst
6 1 (2.86%) BizTalk Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Cisco Security Consultant
6 1 (2.86%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (2.86%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (2.86%) Flash ActionScript Developer
6 1 (2.86%) LoadRunner Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (37.14%) HTML
1 13 (37.14%) WebSphere Message Broker
2 10 (28.57%) .NET
2 10 (28.57%) ASP.NET
2 10 (28.57%) CSS
3 9 (25.71%) XML
4 8 (22.86%) SOAP
4 8 (22.86%) Web Services
4 8 (22.86%) Ajax
4 8 (22.86%) jQuery
4 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 8 (22.86%) CSS3
4 8 (22.86%) Razor View Engine
4 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET MVC 4
4 8 (22.86%) Semantic HTML
4 8 (22.86%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 8 (22.86%) ASP.NET Web API
5 6 (17.14%) XML Schema
5 6 (17.14%) WebSphere MQ
6 5 (14.29%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 5 (14.29%) AS400
1 5 (14.29%) DataPower
2 2 (5.71%) N-Tier
3 1 (2.86%) E-Learning
Operating Systems
1 10 (28.57%) UNIX
2 9 (25.71%) Windows
3 5 (14.29%) zOS
4 2 (5.71%) Linux
5 1 (2.86%) AIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) TDD
1 11 (31.43%) Continuous Integration
2 10 (28.57%) MVC
3 8 (22.86%) Responsive Web Design
3 8 (22.86%) Functional Programming
4 7 (20.00%) SOA
5 6 (17.14%) Migration
6 5 (14.29%) UML
7 4 (11.43%) Integration Testing
8 3 (8.57%) Performance Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Unit Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Web Development
9 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
9 2 (5.71%) OOP
9 2 (5.71%) Regression Testing
9 2 (5.71%) Test Management
9 2 (5.71%) Test Strategy
9 2 (5.71%) Low Latency
10 1 (2.86%) Kalman Filter
10 1 (2.86%) ATDD
Programming Languages
1 10 (28.57%) C#
1 10 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 9 (25.71%) Java
3 8 (22.86%) T-SQL
4 4 (11.43%) C
5 3 (8.57%) SQL
6 2 (5.71%) VB6
6 2 (5.71%) VB
6 2 (5.71%) VB.NET
7 1 (2.86%) ActionScript
7 1 (2.86%) Python
7 1 (2.86%) Shell Script
7 1 (2.86%) PHP
7 1 (2.86%) ActionScript 3.0
Qualifications
1 2 (5.71%) SC Cleared
1 2 (5.71%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.86%) CCNA
2 1 (2.86%) Cisco Certification
2 1 (2.86%) Microsoft Certification
2 1 (2.86%) MCTS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
Systems Management
1 1 (2.86%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 13 (37.14%) IBM
2 12 (34.29%) SAP
3 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
4 4 (11.43%) Oracle
5 1 (2.86%) Cisco
5 1 (2.86%) HP
5 1 (2.86%) Juniper
5 1 (2.86%) CheckPoint
5 1 (2.86%) Remedy
5 1 (2.86%) Blue Coat
5 1 (2.86%) F5
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