The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for HTTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HTTP over the 3 months to 24 June 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 48 - 65
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing HTTP 8 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.32% - 0.26%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.76% - 1.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 2
Median daily rate £320 - £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +19.92% +6.73%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.90 £20.83 £45.00
% change year-on-year -23.65% -53.71%  

HTTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 82 124 141
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 13.58% 15.07% 18.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 57 81 85
Median daily rate £400 £338 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +18.51% +3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £180 £279
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £345
% change year-on-year +2.04% +6.52%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 6 9
Median hourly rate £11.50 £12.50 £26.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -8.00% -52.83%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.00 £11.80 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.39 £13.55 £30.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £28.00 £32.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -13.84% +30.00%  

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham citing HTTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

Job vacancy trend for HTTP in Birmingham

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HTTP in Birmingham.

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTP in Birmingham

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTP in Birmingham over the 3 months to 24 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTP in Birmingham

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP in Birmingham.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HTTP in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 14 (77.78%) Python
2 13 (72.22%) Linux
2 13 (72.22%) TCP/IP
2 13 (72.22%) SSL
2 13 (72.22%) Git (software)
3 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (66.67%) Subversion
4 10 (55.56%) Ruby
5 9 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
5 9 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
5 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
5 9 (50.00%) Web Services
5 9 (50.00%) PHP
5 9 (50.00%) MySQL
5 9 (50.00%) Open Source
5 9 (50.00%) Puppet
5 9 (50.00%) MongoDB
5 9 (50.00%) Jenkins
5 9 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
5 9 (50.00%) Ansible
5 9 (50.00%) DevOps
5 9 (50.00%) Salt
5 9 (50.00%) Web Operations
6 8 (44.44%) Rackspace
6 8 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
7 6 (33.33%) Java
8 5 (27.78%) C++
9 4 (22.22%) Scrum
9 4 (22.22%) ICMP
9 4 (22.22%) Unix

HTTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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 4 (22.22%) Apache
2 1 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
2 1 (5.56%) IIS
2 1 (5.56%) JBoss
2 1 (5.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (5.56%) Tuxedo
Cloud Services
1 8 (44.44%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon ELB
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon S3
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon SQS
2 1 (5.56%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (5.56%) GitHub
2 1 (5.56%) Route 53
2 1 (5.56%) Slack
2 1 (5.56%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 13 (72.22%) SSL
1 13 (72.22%) TCP/IP
2 4 (22.22%) DNS
2 4 (22.22%) ICMP
3 1 (5.56%) HTTPS
3 1 (5.56%) LAN
3 1 (5.56%) RTCP
3 1 (5.56%) RTP
3 1 (5.56%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 9 (50.00%) MySQL
1 9 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon DynamoDB
2 1 (5.56%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 13 (72.22%) Git (software)
2 12 (66.67%) Subversion
3 9 (50.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (11.11%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.11%) Grunt
4 2 (11.11%) gulp
5 1 (5.56%) Bower
5 1 (5.56%) eggPlant
5 1 (5.56%) IntelliJ
5 1 (5.56%) Jasmine
5 1 (5.56%) Karma Test Runner
5 1 (5.56%) PhantomJS
5 1 (5.56%) Protractor
5 1 (5.56%) Selenium
5 1 (5.56%) Sublime Text
5 1 (5.56%) WebDriver
5 1 (5.56%) webpack
5 1 (5.56%) WebStorm
General
1 1 (5.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (27.78%) Consultant
1 5 (27.78%) Senior DevOps
2 2 (11.11%) Developer
2 2 (11.11%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) Senior Consultant
2 2 (11.11%) Senior WebOps Engineer
2 2 (11.11%) WebOps Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Architect
3 1 (5.56%) Developer in Test
3 1 (5.56%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
3 1 (5.56%) JavaScript Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Middleware Consultant
3 1 (5.56%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Senior Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Software Engineer
3 1 (5.56%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (50.00%) Web Services
2 4 (22.22%) CGI
2 4 (22.22%) FastCGI
3 2 (11.11%) AngularJS
3 2 (11.11%) CSS
3 2 (11.11%) HTML
3 2 (11.11%) REST
3 2 (11.11%) Sass
3 2 (11.11%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (5.56%) CSS3
4 1 (5.56%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (5.56%) Gherkin
4 1 (5.56%) JSON
4 1 (5.56%) LESS
4 1 (5.56%) Middleware
4 1 (5.56%) React
4 1 (5.56%) Sensu
4 1 (5.56%) SOAP
4 1 (5.56%) Web Components
4 1 (5.56%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Client/Server
2 2 (11.11%) User Experience
3 1 (5.56%) Data Centre
3 1 (5.56%) Enterprise Software
3 1 (5.56%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (5.56%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 13 (72.22%) Linux
2 4 (22.22%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 9 (50.00%) Configuration Management
2 9 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
2 9 (50.00%) DevOps
2 9 (50.00%) Open Source
2 9 (50.00%) Web Operations
3 4 (22.22%) Load Balancing
3 4 (22.22%) OO
3 4 (22.22%) OOP
3 4 (22.22%) Refactoring
3 4 (22.22%) Reverse Engineering
3 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 4 (22.22%) Unit Testing
4 3 (16.67%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.11%) BDD
5 2 (11.11%) Front End Development
5 2 (11.11%) TDD
6 1 (5.56%) Presales
6 1 (5.56%) Process Architecture
6 1 (5.56%) User Stories
Programming Languages
1 14 (77.78%) Python
2 10 (55.56%) Ruby
3 9 (50.00%) PHP
4 6 (33.33%) Java
5 5 (27.78%) C++
6 4 (22.22%) C
6 4 (22.22%) Go
6 4 (22.22%) Perl
7 2 (11.11%) JavaScript
8 1 (5.56%) Bash Shell
8 1 (5.56%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (11.11%) BPSS Clearance
1 2 (11.11%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.56%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (5.56%) QA
1 1 (5.56%) WAI
1 1 (5.56%) WCAG
System Software
1 1 (5.56%) Docker
Systems Management
1 9 (50.00%) Ansible
1 9 (50.00%) Opscode Chef
1 9 (50.00%) Puppet
1 9 (50.00%) Salt
2 1 (5.56%) collectd
2 1 (5.56%) Kibana
2 1 (5.56%) logstash
2 1 (5.56%) StatsD
2 1 (5.56%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (44.44%) Rackspace
2 1 (5.56%) Cisco
2 1 (5.56%) Juniper
2 1 (5.56%) Mitel
2 1 (5.56%) Oracle
2 1 (5.56%) SaltStack