The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 28 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.

Hypertext Transfer Protocol (HTTP)
North West / Lancashire
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 25 37 46
Rank change year-on-year +12 +9  
Contract jobs citing HTTP 6 16 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 2.94% 3.73% 0.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 12.77% 28.07% 4.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 10 1
Median daily rate £500 £433 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +15.60% +11.61%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £55.00 - -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 47 57 25
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 23.04% 13.29% 6.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 35 16
Median daily rate £501 £363 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +38.06% +0.69%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £215 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £640 £447 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 4 1
Median hourly rate £11.00 £13.50 £11.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -18.51% +22.72%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.14 £37.50 £30.00
% change year-on-year -40.96% +25.00%  

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTP in Lancashire

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HTTP in Lancashire

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in Lancashire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the Lancashire region over the 3 months to 28 March 2017. 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 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
Blackpool +14 1 £500 +19.04%
HTTP
North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) Spring
2 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
3 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 3 (50.00%) Ajax
3 3 (50.00%) JIRA
3 3 (50.00%) MySQL
3 3 (50.00%) Electronics
3 3 (50.00%) Perforce
3 3 (50.00%) Firebird
3 3 (50.00%) DOM
3 3 (50.00%) UML
3 3 (50.00%) Apache
3 3 (50.00%) WSDL
3 3 (50.00%) XML Schema
3 3 (50.00%) SAX
3 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
3 3 (50.00%) CSS
3 3 (50.00%) Servlets
3 3 (50.00%) C#
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
3 3 (50.00%) Java
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared

HTTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in Lancashire 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 (50.00%) Apache
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (50.00%) CouchDB
1 3 (50.00%) Firebird
1 3 (50.00%) MongoDB
1 3 (50.00%) MySQL
1 3 (50.00%) Neo4j
1 3 (50.00%) NoSQL
1 3 (50.00%) Riak
1 3 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Jenkins
1 3 (50.00%) JIRA
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
General
1 3 (50.00%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Java Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) SOAP
1 6 (100.00%) Spring
1 6 (100.00%) Web Services
1 6 (100.00%) XML
2 3 (50.00%) Ajax
2 3 (50.00%) Apache Camel
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) DOM
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) REST
2 3 (50.00%) SAX
2 3 (50.00%) Servlets
2 3 (50.00%) WSDL
2 3 (50.00%) XML Schema
3 2 (33.33%) Apache Wicket
3 2 (33.33%) Play Framework
3 2 (33.33%) Spring MVC
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Wiki
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (50.00%) BDD
2 3 (50.00%) Pair Programming
2 3 (50.00%) SDLC
2 3 (50.00%) Software Architecture
2 3 (50.00%) TDD
2 3 (50.00%) UML
3 2 (33.33%) Kanban
3 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 2 (33.33%) Refactoring
3 2 (33.33%) Scrum
3 2 (33.33%) SEO
4 1 (16.67%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) C#
2 3 (50.00%) Java
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) Groovy
3 2 (33.33%) Python
3 2 (33.33%) Ruby
3 2 (33.33%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (100.00%) Oracle
2 3 (50.00%) Perforce