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 27 May 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
27 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
Rank 108 103 100
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -3
Contract jobs citing HTTP 26 20 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.90% 0.79% 0.65%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.48% 4.93% 5.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 18 4
Median daily rate £488 £325 £385
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+50.00% -15.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £355 £311 £201
10% offered a daily rate of more than £506 £400 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year
+6.66% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.25 £12.50
% change year-on-year
-3.03% +230.00%
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
401 406 299
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 13.92% 16.07% 12.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 231 120
Median daily rate £363 £340 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.61% +4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £203 £225 £170
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £369 £340 £333
% change year-on-year
+8.38% +2.25%
Number of hourly rates quoted 24 34 31
Median hourly rate £21.50 £15.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+43.33% -9.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.50 £9.54 £10.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £30.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £26.00 £18.00
% change year-on-year
+11.53% +44.44%

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 27 May 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 27 May 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
Shropshire -30 14 £488 +25.80%
Coventry -2 5 £325 +3.17% 4
Solihull - 4 - - 2
Worcestershire -10 1 £425 +47.82%
Staffordshire - 1 - - 1
HTTP
England

HTTP
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 27 May 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 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 28 (58.33%) Linux
3 24 (50.00%) HTML
4 22 (45.83%) Java
4 22 (45.83%) CSS
5 20 (41.67%) MongoDB
6 18 (37.50%) Open Source
6 18 (37.50%) Puppet
7 17 (35.42%) Git (software)
7 17 (35.42%) Docker
7 17 (35.42%) Microservices
8 16 (33.33%) Spring
9 14 (29.17%) TCP/IP
9 14 (29.17%) SSL
10 13 (27.08%) C#
10 13 (27.08%) Software Engineering
11 12 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
12 11 (22.92%) DevOps
13 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
13 10 (20.83%) Scala
13 10 (20.83%) Maven
13 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
13 10 (20.83%) Unix
14 9 (18.75%) XML
14 9 (18.75%) SQL
14 9 (18.75%) Adobe
14 9 (18.75%) SOA
14 9 (18.75%) Configuration Management
14 9 (18.75%) TDD
14 9 (18.75%) Performance Testing

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 8 (16.67%) Apache
1 8 (16.67%) WebLogic
2 7 (14.58%) JBoss
3 6 (12.50%) CMS
3 6 (12.50%) Sitefinity
4 4 (8.33%) nginx
5 3 (6.25%) Tomcat
6 2 (4.17%) WebSphere
7 1 (2.08%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (2.08%) IIS
7 1 (2.08%) Jetty
7 1 (2.08%) Node.js
7 1 (2.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (2.08%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 8 (16.67%) Photoshop
2 1 (2.08%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (6.25%) Oracle 11i
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle Applications
2 1 (2.08%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (2.08%) GitHub
2 1 (2.08%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (29.17%) SSL
1 14 (29.17%) TCP/IP
2 7 (14.58%) Internet
3 6 (12.50%) DHCP
3 6 (12.50%) HTTPS
4 5 (10.42%) Firewall
4 5 (10.42%) VPN
5 4 (8.33%) DNS
5 4 (8.33%) Ethernet
5 4 (8.33%) FTP
5 4 (8.33%) Wi-Fi
5 4 (8.33%) Wireless
5 4 (8.33%) ZigBee
6 3 (6.25%) LAN
6 3 (6.25%) WAN
7 2 (4.17%) Network Security
7 2 (4.17%) SMTP
7 2 (4.17%) Wireshark
8 1 (2.08%) S/MIME
8 1 (2.08%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (41.67%) MongoDB
2 4 (8.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.08%) DB2
3 1 (2.08%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 11g
3 1 (2.08%) Oracle Database 12c
Development Applications
1 17 (35.42%) Git (software)
2 10 (20.83%) Maven
3 9 (18.75%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 9 (18.75%) SoapUI
4 8 (16.67%) IntelliJ
4 8 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 8 (16.67%) JUnit
4 8 (16.67%) Selenium
5 7 (14.58%) Eclipse
6 3 (6.25%) Ant
6 3 (6.25%) LoadRunner
7 1 (2.08%) Cucumber
7 1 (2.08%) Gatling
7 1 (2.08%) Gradle
7 1 (2.08%) Grunt
7 1 (2.08%) gulp
7 1 (2.08%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.08%) Sublime Text
7 1 (2.08%) Subversion
General
1 4 (8.33%) Retail
Job Titles
1 24 (50.00%) Developer
2 12 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 10 (20.83%) Architect
4 9 (18.75%) Software Architect
5 8 (16.67%) Flash Developer
5 8 (16.67%) Java Architect
5 8 (16.67%) Java Software Architect
5 8 (16.67%) Senior Architect
6 7 (14.58%) Developer/Software Engineer
6 7 (14.58%) Digital Developer
6 7 (14.58%) Senior Java Architect
6 7 (14.58%) Senior Software Architect
6 7 (14.58%) Software Developer
7 4 (8.33%) .NET Developer
7 4 (8.33%) C# Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Flash ActionScript Developer
7 4 (8.33%) Linux Engineer
8 3 (6.25%) ActionScript Developer
8 3 (6.25%) C# .NET Developer
8 3 (6.25%) Windows Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 24 (50.00%) HTML
2 22 (45.83%) CSS
3 16 (33.33%) Spring
4 9 (18.75%) ELK Stack
4 9 (18.75%) Hystrix
4 9 (18.75%) RabbitMQ
4 9 (18.75%) REST
4 9 (18.75%) Spring Boot
4 9 (18.75%) XML
5 8 (16.67%) Apache Flex
5 8 (16.67%) Flash
5 8 (16.67%) J2EE
5 8 (16.67%) JSON
5 8 (16.67%) Play Framework
6 7 (14.58%) .NET
6 7 (14.58%) EJB
6 7 (14.58%) Hibernate
6 7 (14.58%) HTML5
6 7 (14.58%) J2SE
6 7 (14.58%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 8 (16.67%) N-Tier
2 4 (8.33%) Arduino
2 4 (8.33%) Home Automation
2 4 (8.33%) Internet of Things
2 4 (8.33%) Raspberry Pi
3 1 (2.08%) Streaming Video
3 1 (2.08%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 28 (58.33%) Linux
2 10 (20.83%) Unix
3 7 (14.58%) Windows
4 2 (4.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (2.08%) CentOS
5 1 (2.08%) Mac OS X
5 1 (2.08%) Solaris
5 1 (2.08%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (37.50%) Open Source
3 17 (35.42%) Microservices
4 13 (27.08%) Software Engineering
5 12 (25.00%) Continuous Delivery
6 11 (22.92%) DevOps
7 10 (20.83%) Continuous Integration
8 9 (18.75%) Configuration Management
8 9 (18.75%) Performance Testing
8 9 (18.75%) SOA
8 9 (18.75%) TDD
9 8 (16.67%) High Availability
9 8 (16.67%) Risk Management
10 7 (14.58%) Software Architecture
11 6 (12.50%) Content Management
11 6 (12.50%) Web Development
12 5 (10.42%) E-Commerce
12 5 (10.42%) MVC
13 4 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
13 4 (8.33%) Web Design
Programming Languages
1 22 (45.83%) Java
2 13 (27.08%) C#
3 10 (20.83%) JavaScript
3 10 (20.83%) Scala
4 9 (18.75%) SQL
5 8 (16.67%) ActionScript
5 8 (16.67%) ActionScript 3.0
6 7 (14.58%) Haskell
7 2 (4.17%) Python
7 2 (4.17%) Ruby
8 1 (2.08%) C
8 1 (2.08%) COBOL
8 1 (2.08%) Groovy
8 1 (2.08%) Perl
8 1 (2.08%) PHP
8 1 (2.08%) R
8 1 (2.08%) VB
8 1 (2.08%) WebLogic Scripting Tool
Qualifications
1 7 (14.58%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.25%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) BC Cleared
3 1 (2.08%) ISEB
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB
3 1 (2.08%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.08%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (2.08%) QA
System Software
1 17 (35.42%) Docker
2 1 (2.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (2.08%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 18 (37.50%) Puppet
2 9 (18.75%) Graphite
3 2 (4.17%) Kibana
4 1 (2.08%) Ansible
4 1 (2.08%) Grafana
4 1 (2.08%) HAProxy
4 1 (2.08%) logstash
Vendors
1 9 (18.75%) Adobe
2 7 (14.58%) webMethods
3 5 (10.42%) Oracle
4 2 (4.17%) Cisco
4 2 (4.17%) VMware
5 1 (2.08%) Atlassian
5 1 (2.08%) Google
5 1 (2.08%) IBM
5 1 (2.08%) Intel Security
5 1 (2.08%) Microsoft
5 1 (2.08%) Red Hat
5 1 (2.08%) SAP