The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Chester 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 26 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)
Cheshire / Chester
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 36 31
Contract jobs citing HTTP 0 6 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Chester - 2.74% 1.89%
As % of the Communications & Networking category - 21.43% 9.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 3
Median daily rate - £525 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +31.25%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £480 £402 £375
% change year-on-year +19.55% +7.06%  
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 Chester with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Chester
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 24 28 43
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Chester 17.02% 12.79% 20.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 26 24
Median daily rate £360 £413 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.72% +3.12%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £190 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £525 £474
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 2 6
Median hourly rate £14.08 £21.00 £21.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -32.97% -1.17%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £21.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.15 £21.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £29.00 £31.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -7.93% +26.00%  

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Chester

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Chester 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 Chester

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTP in Chester

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HTTP in Chester

For the 6 months to 26 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 Chester region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
1 1 (100.00%) HP
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Swagger

HTTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Chester 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:

Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) JMeter
1 1 (100.00%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (100.00%) Banking
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Banking Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) Tester
1 1 (100.00%) Testing Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) UAT Analyst
1 1 (100.00%) UAT Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) SOAP
1 1 (100.00%) Swagger
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) API Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Incident Management
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) ISEB
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) HP