Period
to 20 January 2019

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 20 January 2019 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
20 Jan 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 146 157 132
Rank change year-on-year +11 -25 -33
Contract jobs citing HTTP 64 47 78
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.15% 0.87% 1.27%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.52% 6.50% 8.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 32 52 51
North West median daily rate £476 £535 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.98% +25.88% -
10th Percentile £413 £375 £275
90th Percentile £612 £638 £500
England median daily rate £500 £500 £455
% change year-on-year - +9.89% +1.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
North West median hourly rate - £43.00 £55.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -21.82% +63.50%
England median hourly rate £27.43 £33.54 £50.00
% change year-on-year -18.23% -32.92% +25.00%

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 751 723 918
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.48% 13.37% 14.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 454 467 562
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £206 £162 £213
90th Percentile £546 £599 £576
England median daily rate £425 £410 £401
% change year-on-year +3.66% +2.37% +0.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 49 60 51
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.50 £18.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.52% -9.59% +4.29%
10th Percentile £12.10 £11.00 £12.75
90th Percentile £45.10 £43.08 £43.75
England median hourly rate £18.76 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +0.32% -16.89% +2.27%

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 20 January 2019.

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 20 January 2019. 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
Manchester +8 31 £525 +20.00% 12
Lancashire -7 20 £450 -28.00%
Cheshire -15 6 £525 +20.00% 3
Merseyside -2 2 £381 -10.29% 2
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2019, 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 52 (81.25%) Linux
2 47 (73.44%) DevOps
3 43 (67.19%) Amazon AWS
4 42 (65.63%) Puppet
5 36 (56.25%) Jenkins
6 30 (46.88%) Python
6 30 (46.88%) Configuration Management
7 29 (45.31%) Amazon EC2
8 28 (43.75%) Terraform
9 27 (42.19%) Ansible
9 27 (42.19%) TCP/IP
10 24 (37.50%) Test Automation
11 23 (35.94%) Java
12 22 (34.38%) DNS
12 22 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 22 (34.38%) MongoDB
12 22 (34.38%) Docker
13 21 (32.81%) Microservices
13 21 (32.81%) SonarQube
13 21 (32.81%) SSL
13 21 (32.81%) MySQL
13 21 (32.81%) Continuous Integration
14 20 (31.25%) Apache Cassandra
14 20 (31.25%) CentOS
15 19 (29.69%) nginx
15 19 (29.69%) .NET
15 19 (29.69%) Apache
16 18 (28.13%) Kubernetes
17 17 (26.56%) FTP
17 17 (26.56%) Servlets

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 19 (29.69%) Apache
1 19 (29.69%) nginx
2 14 (21.88%) WebSphere
3 13 (20.31%) Tomcat
4 12 (18.75%) IIS
5 11 (17.19%) Jetty
5 11 (17.19%) Mongrel
6 5 (7.81%) WebSphere Application Server
7 2 (3.13%) IBM HTTP Server
8 1 (1.56%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.56%) CMS
8 1 (1.56%) Confluence
8 1 (1.56%) JBoss
8 1 (1.56%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 1 (1.56%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.56%) Umbraco
8 1 (1.56%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (3.13%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.56%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 43 (67.19%) Amazon AWS
2 29 (45.31%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (23.44%) Amazon ELB
3 15 (23.44%) Amazon S3
3 15 (23.44%) Route 53
3 15 (23.44%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 14 (21.88%) Cloud Computing
4 14 (21.88%) Google Cloud Platform
5 10 (15.63%) Google App Engine
6 7 (10.94%) Microsoft Azure
7 5 (7.81%) AWS CloudFormation
8 4 (6.25%) Amazon SQS
9 1 (1.56%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.56%) IaaS
9 1 (1.56%) Serverless
9 1 (1.56%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 27 (42.19%) TCP/IP
2 22 (34.38%) DNS
3 21 (32.81%) SSL
4 17 (26.56%) FTP
5 15 (23.44%) DHCP
5 15 (23.44%) IPsec
6 8 (12.50%) Internet
7 2 (3.13%) Network Security
8 1 (1.56%) Firewall
8 1 (1.56%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.56%) LAN
8 1 (1.56%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (34.38%) MongoDB
2 21 (32.81%) MySQL
3 20 (31.25%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (10.94%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (9.38%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (3.13%) Relational Database
6 2 (3.13%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.56%) NoSQL
7 1 (1.56%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 36 (56.25%) Jenkins
2 21 (32.81%) SonarQube
3 15 (23.44%) GitLab
4 12 (18.75%) Travis CI
5 4 (6.25%) Git (software)
6 2 (3.13%) LoadRunner
7 1 (1.56%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.56%) gulp
7 1 (1.56%) JIRA
7 1 (1.56%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.56%) Selenium
7 1 (1.56%) Subversion
7 1 (1.56%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.56%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (9.38%) Banking
2 2 (3.13%) Finance
3 1 (1.56%) Retail
Job Titles
1 30 (46.88%) DevOps Engineer
2 11 (17.19%) AWS DevOps
3 9 (14.06%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 9 (14.06%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (7.81%) Analyst
4 5 (7.81%) Architect
5 3 (4.69%) Developer
5 3 (4.69%) Java Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Linux/Unix DevOps
6 2 (3.13%) Performance Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) Performance Test Analyst
6 2 (3.13%) Platform Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Python Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Senior DevOps
6 2 (3.13%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 2 (3.13%) Test Analyst
7 1 (1.56%) Applications Specialist
7 1 (1.56%) Consultant
7 1 (1.56%) Senior Developer
7 1 (1.56%) Server Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (29.69%) .NET
2 17 (26.56%) Servlets
3 12 (18.75%) J2EE
4 8 (12.50%) SOAP
5 6 (9.38%) Elastic Stack
5 6 (9.38%) LAPP Stack
5 6 (9.38%) WSGI
6 5 (7.81%) AngularJS
6 5 (7.81%) Web Services
7 4 (6.25%) Apache Cordova
7 4 (6.25%) Ionic Framework
7 4 (6.25%) JSON
7 4 (6.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 3 (4.69%) Middleware
9 2 (3.13%) Node.js
9 2 (3.13%) RESTful
10 1 (1.56%) EDIFACT
10 1 (1.56%) IDoc
10 1 (1.56%) REST
10 1 (1.56%) Swagger
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.81%) Analytical Skills
1 5 (7.81%) Public Cloud
2 4 (6.25%) Mobile App
2 4 (6.25%) Mobile Banking
3 1 (1.56%) Blog
3 1 (1.56%) Clustering
3 1 (1.56%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
3 1 (1.56%) Management Information System
Operating Systems
1 52 (81.25%) Linux
2 22 (34.38%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 20 (31.25%) CentOS
4 7 (10.94%) Unix
4 7 (10.94%) Windows
5 4 (6.25%) Android
5 4 (6.25%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.13%) AIX
6 2 (3.13%) Solaris
7 1 (1.56%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.56%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (73.44%) DevOps
2 30 (46.88%) Configuration Management
3 24 (37.50%) Test Automation
4 21 (32.81%) Continuous Integration
4 21 (32.81%) Microservices
5 15 (23.44%) Infrastructure Monitoring
5 15 (23.44%) Unit Testing
6 11 (17.19%) Open Source
6 11 (17.19%) Problem-Solving
7 8 (12.50%) Deployment Automation
8 6 (9.38%) Agile Software Development
8 6 (9.38%) Build Automation
8 6 (9.38%) Capacity Planning
8 6 (9.38%) Load Testing
9 5 (7.81%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (6.25%) Anomaly Detection
11 3 (4.69%) Pair Programming
11 3 (4.69%) Performance Testing
11 3 (4.69%) SDLC
11 3 (4.69%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 30 (46.88%) Python
2 23 (35.94%) Java
3 15 (23.44%) Bash Shell
4 5 (7.81%) Perl
4 5 (7.81%) SQL
5 2 (3.13%) C#
5 2 (3.13%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.56%) Ruby
6 1 (1.56%) Scala
Qualifications
1 4 (6.25%) BPSS Clearance
1 4 (6.25%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.69%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.13%) Degree
3 2 (3.13%) ISEB
4 1 (1.56%) AWS Certification
4 1 (1.56%) Computer Science Degree
System Software
1 22 (34.38%) Docker
2 12 (18.75%) VMware Infrastructure
3 10 (15.63%) Xen
4 1 (1.56%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 42 (65.63%) Puppet
2 28 (43.75%) Terraform
3 27 (42.19%) Ansible
4 18 (28.13%) Kubernetes
5 15 (23.44%) Grafana
5 15 (23.44%) Packer
5 15 (23.44%) Prometheus
6 14 (21.88%) Rancher
7 13 (20.31%) Opscode Chef
8 10 (15.63%) Salt
9 2 (3.13%) HP Quality Center
10 1 (1.56%) CA Single Sign-On
10 1 (1.56%) QRadar
10 1 (1.56%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (23.44%) Black Duck
2 14 (21.88%) Google
3 13 (20.31%) Microsoft
3 13 (20.31%) VMware
4 4 (6.25%) Kony
5 3 (4.69%) IBM
5 3 (4.69%) Oracle
6 2 (3.13%) HP
7 1 (1.56%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.56%) CA
7 1 (1.56%) Citrix
7 1 (1.56%) F5
7 1 (1.56%) LogRhythm
7 1 (1.56%) SAP
7 1 (1.56%) Splunk