Period
to 22 February 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for HTTP skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited HTTP over the 6 months to 22 February 2018 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)
England > North West
6 months to
22 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 159 141 95
Rank change year-on-year -18 -46 +5
Contract jobs citing HTTP 46 68 167
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.85% 1.15% 2.05%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.43% 7.93% 14.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 42 120
North West median daily rate £500 £440 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +3.53% +13.33%
10th Percentile £361 £350 £317
90th Percentile £640 £571 £523
England median daily rate £500 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +8.11% +2.78% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 3 3
North West median hourly rate £43.00 £55.00 £33.64
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -21.82% +63.50% -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £45.50 £38.75
% change year-on-year -27.47% +17.42% -8.82%

HTTP is in the Communications and Computer Networking category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the North West with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
North West
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 715 858 1,141
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.28% 14.50% 13.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 428 525 663
North West median daily rate £375 £401 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.37% +0.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £225
90th Percentile £600 £592 £568
England median daily rate £413 £410 £400
% change year-on-year +0.61% +2.50% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 69 57 90
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £17.77
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -2.86% -1.52% -6.47%
10th Percentile £11.00 £11.10 £12.00
90th Percentile £44.33 £50.38 £41.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £21.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.98% -2.27% +10.00%

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

Job postings citing HTTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the North West.

Job vacancy trend for HTTP in the North West

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTP in the North West

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the North West

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTP in the North West over the 6 months to 22 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTP in the North West

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for HTTP in the North West

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in the North West

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the North West region over the 6 months to 22 February 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cheshire +8 19 £438 +4.48% 2
Manchester -27 16 £475 +7.95% 25
Lancashire +11 9 £535 +7.00%
Merseyside +5 2 £425 -13.92% 1
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 22 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing HTTP also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the North West region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 26 (56.52%) Jenkins
2 25 (54.35%) Java
3 22 (47.83%) DevOps
4 21 (45.65%) Linux
5 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
6 18 (39.13%) JIRA
6 18 (39.13%) Docker
6 18 (39.13%) SonarQube
6 18 (39.13%) Git (software)
7 17 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
8 14 (30.43%) Python
9 13 (28.26%) Perl
9 13 (28.26%) TDD
10 12 (26.09%) Middleware
10 12 (26.09%) Web Services
10 12 (26.09%) Continuous Delivery
10 12 (26.09%) Mentoring
10 12 (26.09%) Coaching
11 11 (23.91%) Confluence
11 11 (23.91%) Scrum
12 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
12 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering
12 10 (21.74%) Apache
12 10 (21.74%) TCP/IP
12 10 (21.74%) Puppet
12 10 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 10 (21.74%) Microservices
12 10 (21.74%) Gradle
13 9 (19.57%) User Stories
13 9 (19.57%) Static Code Analysis

HTTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 11 (23.91%) Confluence
2 10 (21.74%) Apache
3 9 (19.57%) JBoss
3 9 (19.57%) nginx
4 3 (6.52%) Amazon Alexa
4 3 (6.52%) Oracle SOA Suite
5 2 (4.35%) Anypoint
5 2 (4.35%) Oracle Service Bus
5 2 (4.35%) WebSphere
5 2 (4.35%) WebSphere Application Server
6 1 (2.17%) CMS
6 1 (2.17%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.17%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (2.17%) Tomcat
6 1 (2.17%) WebLogic
Cloud Services
1 9 (19.57%) Slack
2 8 (17.39%) OpenShift
3 6 (13.04%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (10.87%) Amazon AWS
4 5 (10.87%) GitHub
5 3 (6.52%) Amazon EC2
5 3 (6.52%) AWS Lambda
5 3 (6.52%) Serverless
6 1 (2.17%) PaaS
Communications & Networking
1 10 (21.74%) TCP/IP
2 8 (17.39%) Internet
3 7 (15.22%) FTP
4 6 (13.04%) DNS
4 6 (13.04%) SSL
5 5 (10.87%) HTTPS
6 3 (6.52%) SMS
7 1 (2.17%) BGP
7 1 (2.17%) Firewall
7 1 (2.17%) IPsec
7 1 (2.17%) MPLS
7 1 (2.17%) NAS
7 1 (2.17%) OSPF
7 1 (2.17%) SAN
7 1 (2.17%) SMTP
7 1 (2.17%) SNMP
7 1 (2.17%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (15.22%) Relational Database
2 3 (6.52%) CouchDB
2 3 (6.52%) MySQL
2 3 (6.52%) NoSQL
3 2 (4.35%) Couchbase
3 2 (4.35%) DB2
3 2 (4.35%) MongoDB
3 2 (4.35%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.17%) Apache Cassandra
4 1 (2.17%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.17%) Riak
Development Applications
1 26 (56.52%) Jenkins
2 18 (39.13%) Git (software)
2 18 (39.13%) JIRA
2 18 (39.13%) SonarQube
3 10 (21.74%) Gradle
4 8 (17.39%) Bitbucket
5 7 (15.22%) Ant
5 7 (15.22%) Maven
6 6 (13.04%) Subversion
7 5 (10.87%) Sonatype Nexus
8 4 (8.70%) JUnit
9 3 (6.52%) Visual Studio Code
10 2 (4.35%) Cucumber
11 1 (2.17%) Jasmine
11 1 (2.17%) Selenium
General
1 4 (8.70%) Finance
2 3 (6.52%) Banking
3 2 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 17 (36.96%) DevOps Engineer
2 13 (28.26%) Developer
3 9 (19.57%) Linux DevOps Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (19.57%) Linux/Unix DevOps
4 8 (17.39%) Senior DevOps
4 8 (17.39%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 7 (15.22%) Java Developer
5 7 (15.22%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (10.87%) Consultant
7 4 (8.70%) Java Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Architect
8 3 (6.52%) AWS Software Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Java Software Engineer
8 3 (6.52%) Software Engineer
9 2 (4.35%) Programmer
9 2 (4.35%) Software Developer
9 2 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
9 2 (4.35%) Technical Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (26.09%) Middleware
1 12 (26.09%) Web Services
2 8 (17.39%) Spring
3 7 (15.22%) XML
4 6 (13.04%) HTML
5 5 (10.87%) CSS
5 5 (10.87%) J2EE
5 5 (10.87%) Node.js
5 5 (10.87%) REST
6 4 (8.70%) JMS
6 4 (8.70%) RESTful
6 4 (8.70%) SOAP
6 4 (8.70%) Spring Boot
6 4 (8.70%) Spring MVC
7 3 (6.52%) HTML5
7 3 (6.52%) J2SE
7 3 (6.52%) Java ME
8 2 (4.35%) jQuery
8 2 (4.35%) WCF
8 2 (4.35%) YAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (19.57%) Clustering
2 6 (13.04%) Public Cloud
3 3 (6.52%) User Experience
4 2 (4.35%) STB
5 1 (2.17%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.17%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.17%) Greenfield Project
5 1 (2.17%) RIA
5 1 (2.17%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 21 (45.65%) Linux
2 10 (21.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (6.52%) Android
3 3 (6.52%) Apple iOS
3 3 (6.52%) Unix
4 2 (4.35%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.35%) Windows
5 1 (2.17%) AIX
5 1 (2.17%) Solaris
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.17%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2003
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.17%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (47.83%) DevOps
2 19 (41.30%) Agile Software Development
3 17 (36.96%) Continuous Integration
4 13 (28.26%) TDD
5 12 (26.09%) Coaching
5 12 (26.09%) Continuous Delivery
5 12 (26.09%) Mentoring
6 11 (23.91%) Scrum
7 10 (21.74%) Configuration Management
7 10 (21.74%) Microservices
7 10 (21.74%) Software Engineering
8 9 (19.57%) Load Balancing
8 9 (19.57%) Static Code Analysis
8 9 (19.57%) User Stories
9 8 (17.39%) MVC
10 7 (15.22%) Kanban
10 7 (15.22%) Test Automation
11 5 (10.87%) BDD
11 5 (10.87%) SDLC
11 5 (10.87%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 25 (54.35%) Java
2 14 (30.43%) Python
3 13 (28.26%) Perl
4 9 (19.57%) Bash Shell
5 8 (17.39%) JavaScript
6 6 (13.04%) Jython
7 5 (10.87%) C++
7 5 (10.87%) Groovy
7 5 (10.87%) SQL
8 3 (6.52%) C
8 3 (6.52%) C#
8 3 (6.52%) Shell Script
9 2 (4.35%) Ruby
9 2 (4.35%) XPath
10 1 (2.17%) ES6
10 1 (2.17%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.17%) Scala
10 1 (2.17%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 6 (13.04%) Security Cleared
2 3 (6.52%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 18 (39.13%) Docker
2 2 (4.35%) VMware Infrastructure
2 2 (4.35%) Xen
3 1 (2.17%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.17%) Hyper-V
3 1 (2.17%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 10 (21.74%) Puppet
2 7 (15.22%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (13.04%) Ansible
3 6 (13.04%) Terraform
4 1 (2.17%) Kubernetes
4 1 (2.17%) Rancher
Vendors
1 7 (15.22%) Oracle
2 3 (6.52%) Google
3 2 (4.35%) AppDynamics
3 2 (4.35%) Atlassian
3 2 (4.35%) IBM
3 2 (4.35%) MuleSoft
3 2 (4.35%) VMware
4 1 (2.17%) Cisco
4 1 (2.17%) HP
4 1 (2.17%) Microsoft
4 1 (2.17%) Red Hat
4 1 (2.17%) WSO2