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 25 March 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.

3 months to
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank 49 57 60
Rank change year-on-year +8 +3  
Contract jobs citing HTTP 10 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 1.54% 0.16% 0.41%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 9.26% 1.12% 2.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 1 1
Median daily rate £500 £455 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.89% +40.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.50 £38.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year +12.25% -18.42%  

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 108 89 101
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 16.64% 13.80% 13.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 79 33 52
Median daily rate £363 £400 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.37% +5.26%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £155
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £473
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 5
Median hourly rate £14.00 £11.50 £26.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +21.73% -55.76%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.17
% change year-on-year -39.18% +26.84%  

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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

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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

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Birmingham

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTP in Birmingham over the 3 months to 25 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTP in Birmingham

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HTTP in Birmingham

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Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 27 (90.00%) Linux
2 24 (80.00%) Configuration Management
2 24 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 24 (80.00%) Jenkins
3 23 (76.67%) PHP
4 22 (73.33%) Git (software)
5 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (60.00%) TCP/IP
7 17 (56.67%) SSL
7 17 (56.67%) Python
7 17 (56.67%) MySQL
7 17 (56.67%) Ruby
7 17 (56.67%) Puppet
7 17 (56.67%) Opscode Chef
7 17 (56.67%) Ansible
7 17 (56.67%) DevOps
7 17 (56.67%) Salt
8 16 (53.33%) Rackspace
8 16 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
8 16 (53.33%) Web Services
9 15 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
9 15 (50.00%) Open Source
9 15 (50.00%) Subversion
9 15 (50.00%) MongoDB
10 14 (46.67%) Web Operations
11 9 (30.00%) Unix
12 8 (26.67%) CSS
12 8 (26.67%) HTML
12 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
12 8 (26.67%) Web Development

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Top Related 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 3 (10.00%) Elasticsearch
1 3 (10.00%) JBoss
1 3 (10.00%) nginx
1 3 (10.00%) Tomcat
2 2 (6.67%) Apache
2 2 (6.67%) IIS
2 2 (6.67%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 1 (3.33%) Tuxedo
3 1 (3.33%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 16 (53.33%) Amazon AWS
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon ElastiCache
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon ELB
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon S3
2 3 (10.00%) Amazon SQS
2 3 (10.00%) AWS CloudFormation
2 3 (10.00%) Route 53
2 3 (10.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 1 (3.33%) GitHub
3 1 (3.33%) IaaS
3 1 (3.33%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.33%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 18 (60.00%) TCP/IP
2 17 (56.67%) SSL
3 1 (3.33%) DHCP
3 1 (3.33%) DNS
3 1 (3.33%) Ethernet
3 1 (3.33%) LAN
3 1 (3.33%) VPN
3 1 (3.33%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (56.67%) MySQL
2 15 (50.00%) MongoDB
2 15 (50.00%) PostgreSQL
3 7 (23.33%) Relational Database
4 3 (10.00%) Amazon DynamoDB
4 3 (10.00%) Amazon RDS
Development Applications
1 24 (80.00%) Jenkins
2 22 (73.33%) Git (software)
3 15 (50.00%) Subversion
4 1 (3.33%) Cucumber
4 1 (3.33%) eggPlant
4 1 (3.33%) Grunt
4 1 (3.33%) gulp
4 1 (3.33%) Selenium
4 1 (3.33%) WebDriver
4 1 (3.33%) webpack
General
1 5 (16.67%) Finance
2 2 (6.67%) Banking
2 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 10 (33.33%) Senior DevOps
2 9 (30.00%) Developer
3 6 (20.00%) PHP Developer
4 5 (16.67%) DevOps Engineer
5 4 (13.33%) Senior Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Consultant
6 3 (10.00%) Digital Developer
6 3 (10.00%) Senior PHP Developer
6 3 (10.00%) WebOps Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 2 (6.67%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (6.67%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (6.67%) Senior WebOps Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Deployment Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Developer in Test
8 1 (3.33%) DevOps Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Linux DevOps Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Linux Engineer
8 1 (3.33%) Middleware Consultant
8 1 (3.33%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (53.33%) Web Services
2 8 (26.67%) CSS
2 8 (26.67%) HTML
3 3 (10.00%) Elastic Stack
3 3 (10.00%) LEMP Stack
3 3 (10.00%) Sensu
4 2 (6.67%) LAMP
5 1 (3.33%) AngularJS
5 1 (3.33%) CSS3
5 1 (3.33%) Gherkin
5 1 (3.33%) HTML5
5 1 (3.33%) J2EE
5 1 (3.33%) JDBC
5 1 (3.33%) jQuery
5 1 (3.33%) JSON
5 1 (3.33%) React
5 1 (3.33%) REST
5 1 (3.33%) Sass
5 1 (3.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 1 (3.33%) Web Components
Miscellaneous
1 3 (10.00%) User Experience
2 1 (3.33%) Data Centre
2 1 (3.33%) Enterprise Software
2 1 (3.33%) Video Conferencing
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 27 (90.00%) Linux
2 9 (30.00%) Unix
3 7 (23.33%) Mac OS X
4 2 (6.67%) Windows
4 2 (6.67%) Windows Server
5 1 (3.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (80.00%) Configuration Management
1 24 (80.00%) Continuous Integration
2 19 (63.33%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (56.67%) DevOps
4 15 (50.00%) Open Source
5 14 (46.67%) Web Operations
6 8 (26.67%) Line Management
6 8 (26.67%) Web Development
7 7 (23.33%) Mentoring
7 7 (23.33%) OO
7 7 (23.33%) OO PHP
7 7 (23.33%) Responsive Web Design
7 7 (23.33%) Visualisation
7 7 (23.33%) Web Design
8 3 (10.00%) Regression Testing
8 3 (10.00%) Scrum
9 2 (6.67%) Automated Testing
9 2 (6.67%) Investment Management
9 2 (6.67%) Migration
9 2 (6.67%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 23 (76.67%) PHP
2 17 (56.67%) Python
2 17 (56.67%) Ruby
3 8 (26.67%) JavaScript
4 3 (10.00%) Bash Shell
4 3 (10.00%) Java
5 2 (6.67%) Perl
5 2 (6.67%) Shell Script
5 2 (6.67%) SQL
6 1 (3.33%) C++
6 1 (3.33%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 5 (16.67%) Security Cleared
2 4 (13.33%) BPSS Clearance
3 3 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (6.67%) Degree
5 1 (3.33%) CCNA
5 1 (3.33%) CCNP
5 1 (3.33%) Cisco Certification
5 1 (3.33%) JNCIA
5 1 (3.33%) JNCIP
5 1 (3.33%) JNCIS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (13.33%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 1 (3.33%) Hyper-V
1 1 (3.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 17 (56.67%) Ansible
1 17 (56.67%) Opscode Chef
1 17 (56.67%) Puppet
1 17 (56.67%) Salt
2 3 (10.00%) collectd
2 3 (10.00%) Kibana
2 3 (10.00%) logstash
2 3 (10.00%) StatsD
2 3 (10.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) Rackspace
2 3 (10.00%) Oracle
2 3 (10.00%) Red Hat
2 3 (10.00%) SaltStack
3 2 (6.67%) AppDynamics
4 1 (3.33%) Cisco
4 1 (3.33%) Juniper
4 1 (3.33%) Microsoft
4 1 (3.33%) VMware