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 9 December 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
9 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 73 101 111
Rank change year-on-year
+28 +10
Contract jobs citing HTTP 62 23 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 2.27% 0.90% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 17.37% 6.85% 1.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 46 21 5
Median daily rate £463 £450 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.77% +20.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £342
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £518 £390
UK excluding London median daily rate £440 £413 £383
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £27.50 £39.50
% change year-on-year
- -30.37%
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
357 336 356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.05% 13.11% 15.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 184 160 188
Median daily rate £400 £375 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £170 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 15 27 30
Median hourly rate £15.71 £14.50 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.36% -27.50%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.18 £10.89 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £34.86 £29.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £27.50 £22.50 £23.13
% change year-on-year
+22.22% -2.70%

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 9 December 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 9 December 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
Birmingham +20 26 £473 +35.00% 6
Shropshire - 17 £441 - 1
Worcestershire +4 5 £363 -14.70% 3
Coventry -13 5 £572 +16.63% 2
Warwickshire - 4 £363 - 3
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 9 December 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 56 (61.54%) Linux
2 52 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 45 (49.45%) Continuous Integration
4 43 (47.25%) CSS
5 42 (46.15%) HTML
5 42 (46.15%) Configuration Management
6 39 (42.86%) Relational Database
7 35 (38.46%) Git (software)
8 33 (36.26%) Responsive Web Design
8 33 (36.26%) Web Design
8 33 (36.26%) TCP/IP
9 30 (32.97%) Jenkins
9 30 (32.97%) Web Development
10 27 (29.67%) Continuous Delivery
11 26 (28.57%) Puppet
12 24 (26.37%) Security Cleared
12 24 (26.37%) JavaScript
12 24 (26.37%) DevOps
13 23 (25.27%) PHP
13 23 (25.27%) Unix
13 23 (25.27%) DNS
13 23 (25.27%) Python
13 23 (25.27%) Open Source
14 22 (24.18%) Opscode Chef
15 20 (21.98%) Ruby
15 20 (21.98%) MVC
16 19 (20.88%) C#
16 19 (20.88%) Java
17 18 (19.78%) Scrum
17 18 (19.78%) Subversion

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 14 (15.38%) CMS
1 14 (15.38%) Sitefinity
2 11 (12.09%) OpenStack
3 8 (8.79%) JBoss
4 6 (6.59%) Apache
4 6 (6.59%) nginx
4 6 (6.59%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 6 (6.59%) WebLogic
5 5 (5.49%) Oracle Application Server
5 5 (5.49%) Tomcat
6 4 (4.40%) Confluence
6 4 (4.40%) Elasticsearch
6 4 (4.40%) IIS
7 1 (1.10%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.20%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 15 (16.48%) Microsoft Azure
2 14 (15.38%) Amazon AWS
3 12 (13.19%) IaaS
4 11 (12.09%) PaaS
5 8 (8.79%) GitHub
6 3 (3.30%) Amazon EC2
6 3 (3.30%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (3.30%) Amazon ELB
6 3 (3.30%) Amazon S3
6 3 (3.30%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (3.30%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (3.30%) Route 53
6 3 (3.30%) Virtual Private Cloud
7 2 (2.20%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 33 (36.26%) TCP/IP
2 23 (25.27%) DNS
3 14 (15.38%) SSL
4 12 (13.19%) Firewall
4 12 (13.19%) LAN
4 12 (13.19%) WAN
5 9 (9.89%) Network Security
6 3 (3.30%) HTTPS
6 3 (3.30%) VPN
7 2 (2.20%) BGP
7 2 (2.20%) EIGRP
7 2 (2.20%) FTP
7 2 (2.20%) MPLS
7 2 (2.20%) OSPF
7 2 (2.20%) SMTP
7 2 (2.20%) VLAN
8 1 (1.10%) DHCP
8 1 (1.10%) Ethernet
8 1 (1.10%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.10%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 39 (42.86%) Relational Database
2 18 (19.78%) MongoDB
3 17 (18.68%) NoSQL
4 14 (15.38%) PostgreSQL
5 12 (13.19%) MySQL
6 5 (5.49%) Oracle Database
6 5 (5.49%) SQL Server
7 3 (3.30%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 3 (3.30%) Amazon RDS
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 10g
7 3 (3.30%) Oracle Database 11g
7 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2005
7 3 (3.30%) SQL Server 2008
8 2 (2.20%) RDBMS
9 1 (1.10%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.10%) Big Data
9 1 (1.10%) CouchDB
9 1 (1.10%) Riak
Development Applications
1 35 (38.46%) Git (software)
2 30 (32.97%) Jenkins
3 18 (19.78%) Subversion
4 8 (8.79%) JUnit
5 5 (5.49%) Cucumber
6 4 (4.40%) IntelliJ
6 4 (4.40%) JIRA
7 3 (3.30%) Capybara
7 3 (3.30%) git-flow
7 3 (3.30%) RSpec
7 3 (3.30%) Selenium
8 2 (2.20%) DbUnit
8 2 (2.20%) Gatling
8 2 (2.20%) Grunt
8 2 (2.20%) gulp
8 2 (2.20%) jMock
8 2 (2.20%) Karma Test Runner
8 2 (2.20%) Maven
8 2 (2.20%) Mockito
8 2 (2.20%) Sublime Text
General
1 3 (3.30%) Finance
2 2 (2.20%) Legal
3 1 (1.10%) Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Investment Banking
3 1 (1.10%) Law
Job Titles
1 46 (50.55%) Developer
2 12 (13.19%) Analyst
3 11 (12.09%) Senior Developer
4 10 (10.99%) Cybersecurity Analyst
4 10 (10.99%) Security Analyst
5 8 (8.79%) PHP Developer
6 7 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
6 7 (7.69%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (6.59%) Platform Engineer
8 5 (5.49%) C# Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Java Developer
8 5 (5.49%) Senior DevOps
9 4 (4.40%) .NET Developer
9 4 (4.40%) Architect
9 4 (4.40%) Digital Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Ruby on Rails Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Scala Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Senior C# Developer
10 3 (3.30%) Senior PHP Developer
10 3 (3.30%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 43 (47.25%) CSS
2 42 (46.15%) HTML
3 18 (19.78%) REST
4 16 (17.58%) .NET
4 16 (17.58%) JSON
5 15 (16.48%) ASP.NET
5 15 (16.48%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (13.19%) Web Services
7 8 (8.79%) Spring
8 7 (7.69%) Ajax
9 6 (6.59%) Django
9 6 (6.59%) Ruby on Rails
10 5 (5.49%) CSS3
10 5 (5.49%) ELK Stack
10 5 (5.49%) HTML5
10 5 (5.49%) jQuery
10 5 (5.49%) Play Framework
10 5 (5.49%) SAML
10 5 (5.49%) Spring MVC
11 4 (4.40%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 17 (18.68%) Visualisation
2 11 (12.09%) Private Cloud
3 3 (3.30%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (3.30%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.20%) Computer Science
4 2 (2.20%) Cyber Attack
4 2 (2.20%) Data Centre
4 2 (2.20%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 2 (2.20%) Performance Metrics
4 2 (2.20%) User Experience
5 1 (1.10%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 56 (61.54%) Linux
2 23 (25.27%) Unix
3 17 (18.68%) Mac OS X
4 12 (13.19%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (10.99%) Windows
6 8 (8.79%) Windows Server
7 2 (2.20%) Ubuntu
8 1 (1.10%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 45 (49.45%) Continuous Integration
3 42 (46.15%) Configuration Management
4 33 (36.26%) Responsive Web Design
4 33 (36.26%) Web Design
5 30 (32.97%) Web Development
6 27 (29.67%) Continuous Delivery
7 24 (26.37%) DevOps
8 23 (25.27%) Open Source
9 20 (21.98%) MVC
10 18 (19.78%) Continuous Deployment
10 18 (19.78%) Scrum
11 17 (18.68%) OO
12 14 (15.38%) Content Management
12 14 (15.38%) Cybersecurity
12 14 (15.38%) Line Management
13 13 (14.29%) Mentoring
13 13 (14.29%) OO PHP
14 11 (12.09%) SIEM
15 8 (8.79%) Web Operations
Programming Languages
1 24 (26.37%) JavaScript
2 23 (25.27%) PHP
2 23 (25.27%) Python
3 20 (21.98%) Ruby
4 19 (20.88%) C#
4 19 (20.88%) Java
5 10 (10.99%) Scala
6 8 (8.79%) SQL
7 3 (3.30%) Bash Shell
7 3 (3.30%) Groovy
7 3 (3.30%) Perl
8 2 (2.20%) Haskell
9 1 (1.10%) Jython
9 1 (1.10%) PL/SQL
9 1 (1.10%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.10%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 24 (26.37%) Security Cleared
2 16 (17.58%) SC Cleared
3 7 (7.69%) Degree
4 3 (3.30%) CCNP
4 3 (3.30%) Cisco Certification
5 2 (2.20%) BPSS Clearance
5 2 (2.20%) CCIE
6 1 (1.10%) CCNA
6 1 (1.10%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.10%) JNCIA
6 1 (1.10%) JNCIP
6 1 (1.10%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.30%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.10%) QA
2 1 (1.10%) SLA
System Software
1 13 (14.29%) Docker
2 11 (12.09%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.10%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.10%) Hyper-V
3 1 (1.10%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 26 (28.57%) Puppet
2 22 (24.18%) Opscode Chef
3 14 (15.38%) Ansible
4 11 (12.09%) Salt
5 6 (6.59%) Kibana
6 5 (5.49%) Oracle Identity Management
6 5 (5.49%) Oracle Identity Manager
7 4 (4.40%) logstash
8 3 (3.30%) collectd
8 3 (3.30%) Grafana
8 3 (3.30%) StatsD
8 3 (3.30%) Terraform
9 2 (2.20%) Host Intrusion Detection System
9 2 (2.20%) Network Intrusion Detection System
10 1 (1.10%) BladeLogic
10 1 (1.10%) Consul
10 1 (1.10%) Graphite
10 1 (1.10%) HP Operations Orchestration
10 1 (1.10%) SCOrch
Vendors
1 13 (14.29%) Red Hat
2 12 (13.19%) VMware
3 11 (12.09%) Rackspace
4 9 (9.89%) Intel Security
5 8 (8.79%) Oracle
6 6 (6.59%) Microsoft
7 5 (5.49%) Google
8 3 (3.30%) Juniper
8 3 (3.30%) SaltStack
9 2 (2.20%) Brocade
10 1 (1.10%) AppDynamics
10 1 (1.10%) BMC
10 1 (1.10%) CA
10 1 (1.10%) Cisco
10 1 (1.10%) Dell
10 1 (1.10%) HP
10 1 (1.10%) SAP
10 1 (1.10%) Sitecore
10 1 (1.10%) Splunk