Period
to 16 July 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 16 July 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
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 187 154 111
Rank change year-on-year -33 -43 +39
Contract jobs citing HTTP 38 43 139
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.62% 0.76% 1.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.83% 5.15% 12.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 31 98
North West median daily rate £450 £535 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.89% +18.89% +16.88%
10th Percentile £315 £350 £359
90th Percentile £643 £575 £575
England median daily rate £500 £488 £450
% change year-on-year +2.41% +8.50% +8.43%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £55.00 £37.88
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -62.73% +45.21% -
10th Percentile £19.25 £52.50 £30.55
90th Percentile £21.75 £57.50 £41.80
England median hourly rate £21.50 £42.50 £19.23
% change year-on-year -49.41% +121.01% -53.38%

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 787 835 1,124
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 12.77% 14.77% 14.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 447 470 643
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £405
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -1.23% +15.71%
10th Percentile £206 £225 £255
90th Percentile £575 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 85 52
North West median hourly rate £17.00 £15.50 £15.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.68% +3.33% -14.29%
10th Percentile £11.93 £10.50 £11.10
90th Percentile £42.50 £50.83 £44.80
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.83 £25.00
% change year-on-year +6.21% -24.68% +21.95%

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 16 July 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 16 July 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
Manchester -6 26 £450 +7.46% 16
Cheshire -23 6 £410 -23.36% 4
Merseyside +20 3 £325 - 1
Lancashire -15 3 £450 -15.89%
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 16 July 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 18 (47.37%) Jenkins
2 15 (39.47%) Java
2 15 (39.47%) Linux
3 13 (34.21%) TCP/IP
4 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
4 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
4 12 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
4 12 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
5 10 (26.32%) DevOps
5 10 (26.32%) DNS
5 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
5 10 (26.32%) Python
5 10 (26.32%) Windows
6 9 (23.68%) Apache
6 9 (23.68%) Bash Shell
6 9 (23.68%) Puppet
7 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
7 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
7 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
7 8 (21.05%) Google
7 8 (21.05%) Middleware
7 8 (21.05%) SSL
7 8 (21.05%) Web Services
8 7 (18.42%) SQL
8 7 (18.42%) Oracle
8 7 (18.42%) Unix
8 7 (18.42%) TDD
8 7 (18.42%) Continuous Delivery
8 7 (18.42%) Docker
9 6 (15.79%) Opscode Chef

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 9 (23.68%) Apache
2 5 (13.16%) JBoss
2 5 (13.16%) nginx
2 5 (13.16%) Tomcat
2 5 (13.16%) WebLogic
3 4 (10.53%) Confluence
4 3 (7.89%) Amazon Alexa
4 3 (7.89%) IBM HTTP Server
4 3 (7.89%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 3 (7.89%) WebSphere
4 3 (7.89%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (5.26%) IIS
5 2 (5.26%) Skype for Business
6 1 (2.63%) Apache Spark
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle Service Bus
6 1 (2.63%) Oracle SOA Suite
6 1 (2.63%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 12 (31.58%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (15.79%) GitHub
3 5 (13.16%) AWS CloudFormation
3 5 (13.16%) Cloud Computing
3 5 (13.16%) Google Cloud Platform
4 3 (7.89%) Amazon EC2
4 3 (7.89%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (7.89%) Microsoft Azure
4 3 (7.89%) OpenShift
4 3 (7.89%) Serverless
5 2 (5.26%) PaaS
5 2 (5.26%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 13 (34.21%) TCP/IP
2 10 (26.32%) DNS
3 8 (21.05%) SSL
4 6 (15.79%) Firewall
4 6 (15.79%) FTP
5 5 (13.16%) SMTP
6 4 (10.53%) NAS
6 4 (10.53%) SMS
7 3 (7.89%) DHCP
7 3 (7.89%) Internet
7 3 (7.89%) IPsec
8 2 (5.26%) SAN
8 2 (5.26%) SNMP
9 1 (2.63%) HTTPS
9 1 (2.63%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (10.53%) MongoDB
1 4 (10.53%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (7.89%) MySQL
3 2 (5.26%) DB2
3 2 (5.26%) Hadoop
3 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 1 (2.63%) Amazon Redshift
4 1 (2.63%) Big Data
4 1 (2.63%) CouchDB
4 1 (2.63%) Neo4j
4 1 (2.63%) NoSQL
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle BI Publisher
4 1 (2.63%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (2.63%) Riak
4 1 (2.63%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (47.37%) Jenkins
2 12 (31.58%) Git (software)
3 5 (13.16%) JIRA
4 4 (10.53%) SonarQube
5 3 (7.89%) Sonatype Nexus
5 3 (7.89%) Subversion
5 3 (7.89%) Visual Studio Code
6 2 (5.26%) Artifactory
6 2 (5.26%) Cucumber
6 2 (5.26%) GitLab
6 2 (5.26%) Jasmine
6 2 (5.26%) Selenium
7 1 (2.63%) Bitbucket
7 1 (2.63%) Gradle
7 1 (2.63%) Karma Test Runner
7 1 (2.63%) Mercurial
7 1 (2.63%) Mocha
7 1 (2.63%) RSpec
7 1 (2.63%) RStudio
7 1 (2.63%) SoapUI
General
1 3 (7.89%) Banking
2 2 (5.26%) Finance
Job Titles
1 9 (23.68%) Developer
2 7 (18.42%) AWS Engineer
2 7 (18.42%) DevOps Engineer
3 5 (13.16%) Architect
3 5 (13.16%) AWS DevOps
4 4 (10.53%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 4 (10.53%) Senior DevOps
5 3 (7.89%) AWS Software Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Java Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Java Software Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Middleware Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Senior DevOps Engineer
5 3 (7.89%) Software Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Analyst
6 2 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Consultant
6 2 (5.26%) Deployment Engineer
6 2 (5.26%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Python Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (21.05%) Middleware
1 8 (21.05%) Web Services
2 6 (15.79%) Node.js
3 5 (13.16%) SOAP
4 4 (10.53%) .NET
4 4 (10.53%) CSS
4 4 (10.53%) HTML
4 4 (10.53%) IBM Integration Bus
4 4 (10.53%) JSON
4 4 (10.53%) XML
5 3 (7.89%) AngularJS
5 3 (7.89%) Apache Cordova
5 3 (7.89%) Elastic Stack
5 3 (7.89%) Ionic Framework
5 3 (7.89%) REST
5 3 (7.89%) RESTful
5 3 (7.89%) Spring
5 3 (7.89%) Spring Boot
5 3 (7.89%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 2 (5.26%) LAPP Stack
Miscellaneous
1 5 (13.16%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (10.53%) Clustering
2 4 (10.53%) Mobile App
3 3 (7.89%) Self-Motivation
4 2 (5.26%) Computer Science
4 2 (5.26%) Data Centre
4 2 (5.26%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (5.26%) Mobile Banking
4 2 (5.26%) Public Cloud
Operating Systems
1 15 (39.47%) Linux
2 10 (26.32%) Windows
3 7 (18.42%) Unix
4 5 (13.16%) Windows Server
5 4 (10.53%) Windows Server 2003
6 3 (7.89%) Android
6 3 (7.89%) Apple iOS
7 2 (5.26%) AIX
7 2 (5.26%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 2 (5.26%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
1 12 (31.58%) Problem-Solving
2 10 (26.32%) Configuration Management
2 10 (26.32%) DevOps
3 8 (21.05%) Test Automation
3 8 (21.05%) Unit Testing
4 7 (18.42%) Continuous Delivery
4 7 (18.42%) TDD
5 6 (15.79%) Software Engineering
6 4 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
6 4 (10.53%) Load Balancing
6 4 (10.53%) Open Source
6 4 (10.53%) Performance Testing
6 4 (10.53%) Scrum
7 3 (7.89%) Anomaly Detection
7 3 (7.89%) BDD
7 3 (7.89%) Kanban
7 3 (7.89%) Microservices
7 3 (7.89%) Migration
7 3 (7.89%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 15 (39.47%) Java
2 10 (26.32%) Python
3 9 (23.68%) Bash Shell
4 7 (18.42%) SQL
5 6 (15.79%) Ruby
6 5 (13.16%) Perl
7 4 (10.53%) JavaScript
8 3 (7.89%) Groovy
8 3 (7.89%) Jython
9 2 (5.26%) C#
9 2 (5.26%) Java 8
9 2 (5.26%) Scala
10 1 (2.63%) C++
10 1 (2.63%) ES6
10 1 (2.63%) Shell Script
10 1 (2.63%) STATISTICA Visual Basic
10 1 (2.63%) XPath
Qualifications
1 8 (21.05%) Security Cleared
2 5 (13.16%) SC Cleared
3 1 (2.63%) Degree
3 1 (2.63%) Siebel Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.26%) QA
System Software
1 7 (18.42%) Docker
2 3 (7.89%) Active Directory
2 3 (7.89%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (5.26%) VirtualBox
4 1 (2.63%) Hyper-V
4 1 (2.63%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 9 (23.68%) Puppet
2 6 (15.79%) Ansible
2 6 (15.79%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (13.16%) Terraform
4 4 (10.53%) Kubernetes
4 4 (10.53%) Salt
5 2 (5.26%) HAProxy
5 2 (5.26%) Kibana
5 2 (5.26%) logstash
5 2 (5.26%) Tivoli
6 1 (2.63%) CA Single Sign-On
6 1 (2.63%) QRadar
6 1 (2.63%) TADDM
Vendors
1 8 (21.05%) Google
2 7 (18.42%) Oracle
3 6 (15.79%) IBM
4 4 (10.53%) VMware
5 3 (7.89%) Kony
5 3 (7.89%) Red Hat
6 2 (5.26%) Cloudera
6 2 (5.26%) HP
6 2 (5.26%) IronPort
6 2 (5.26%) McAfee
6 2 (5.26%) SolarWinds
6 2 (5.26%) Splunk
7 1 (2.63%) ArcSight
7 1 (2.63%) CA
7 1 (2.63%) LogRhythm
7 1 (2.63%) SaltStack
7 1 (2.63%) Siebel