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 3 months to 29 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)
England / North West
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 99 88 102
Rank change year-on-year -11 +14  
Contract jobs citing HTTP 29 70 52
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.12% 1.81% 1.44%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 7.69% 12.43% 10.48%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 48 31
Median daily rate £400 £429 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.70% +10.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £393 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £509 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £400 £398
% change year-on-year +12.50% +0.62%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
Median hourly rate £55.00 - £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £43.25 £38.75 £47.50
% change year-on-year +11.61% -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 the North West with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 377 563 496
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 14.59% 14.55% 13.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 245 325 232
Median daily rate £385 £400 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.75% +11.11%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £347
% change year-on-year +3.44% +4.32%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 34 26 43
Median hourly rate £16.00 £16.50 £18.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -3.03% -10.81%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £12.00 £12.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.90 £51.67
UK excluding London median hourly rate £22.50 £37.00 £29.50
% change year-on-year -39.18% +25.42%  

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 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 3 months to 29 March 2017.

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 3 months to 29 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
Manchester +11 17 £425 -2.85% 24
Lancashire +11 5 £500 +14.28% 1
Merseyside +4 4 £393 -7.64% 1
Cheshire +4 2 £275 -35.29% 14
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 29 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 North West region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 37 (56.92%) Linux
2 34 (52.31%) Web Services
3 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
4 28 (43.08%) SQL
5 27 (41.54%) REST
6 26 (40.00%) TDD
7 25 (38.46%) XML
8 23 (35.38%) BDD
9 22 (33.85%) RESTful
10 21 (32.31%) WebSphere
10 21 (32.31%) High Availability
10 21 (32.31%) Java
11 20 (30.77%) Scrum
11 20 (30.77%) NoSQL
12 19 (29.23%) IBM
12 19 (29.23%) Oracle
13 18 (27.69%) Software Engineering
13 18 (27.69%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (24.62%) JavaScript
14 16 (24.62%) Tomcat
15 15 (23.08%) SSL
16 14 (21.54%) Unix
16 14 (21.54%) JUnit
16 14 (21.54%) JSON
16 14 (21.54%) Performance Tuning
17 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
17 13 (20.00%) Apache
18 12 (18.46%) Node.js
19 11 (16.92%) Jenkins
19 11 (16.92%) Scala

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 21 (32.31%) WebSphere
2 16 (24.62%) Tomcat
3 13 (20.00%) Apache
4 10 (15.38%) IBM HTTP Server
5 8 (12.31%) WebSphere Application Server
6 7 (10.77%) JBoss
7 6 (9.23%) Jetty
7 6 (9.23%) nginx
8 5 (7.69%) IIS
8 5 (7.69%) Mongrel
9 4 (6.15%) Oracle HTTP Server
10 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
11 2 (3.08%) OpenEdge
12 1 (1.54%) BizTalk Server
12 1 (1.54%) CMS
12 1 (1.54%) Elasticsearch
12 1 (1.54%) Oracle SOA Suite
12 1 (1.54%) SharePoint
12 1 (1.54%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 18 (27.69%) Amazon AWS
2 6 (9.23%) Amazon EC2
3 5 (7.69%) Google App Engine
3 5 (7.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 1 (1.54%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.54%) Cloud Computing
4 1 (1.54%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (23.08%) SSL
2 10 (15.38%) FTP
2 10 (15.38%) TCP/IP
3 8 (12.31%) DNS
4 6 (9.23%) DHCP
5 5 (7.69%) IPsec
6 4 (6.15%) Firewall
6 4 (6.15%) HTTPS
7 2 (3.08%) Internet
7 2 (3.08%) LAN
7 2 (3.08%) SMTP
7 2 (3.08%) SNMP
7 2 (3.08%) VoIP
7 2 (3.08%) VPN
7 2 (3.08%) WAN
8 1 (1.54%) PuTTY
8 1 (1.54%) SSH
8 1 (1.54%) tcpdump
8 1 (1.54%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (30.77%) NoSQL
2 11 (16.92%) MySQL
3 5 (7.69%) SQL Server
4 4 (6.15%) CouchDB
4 4 (6.15%) DB2
5 3 (4.62%) Firebird
5 3 (4.62%) MongoDB
5 3 (4.62%) Neo4j
5 3 (4.62%) Riak
6 2 (3.08%) MarkLogic
6 2 (3.08%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.54%) Couchbase
7 1 (1.54%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.54%) Redis
7 1 (1.54%) SAP HANA
Development Applications
1 14 (21.54%) JUnit
2 13 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 11 (16.92%) Jenkins
4 7 (10.77%) JIRA
5 5 (7.69%) Travis CI
6 4 (6.15%) Maven
6 4 (6.15%) Subversion
7 2 (3.08%) Atlassian Bamboo
7 2 (3.08%) Mercurial
8 1 (1.54%) Babel
8 1 (1.54%) Bitbucket
8 1 (1.54%) Eclipse
8 1 (1.54%) Gradle
8 1 (1.54%) gulp
8 1 (1.54%) Octopus Deploy
8 1 (1.54%) Selenium
8 1 (1.54%) SoapUI
8 1 (1.54%) TeamCity
8 1 (1.54%) Visual Studio
8 1 (1.54%) webpack
General
1 5 (7.69%) Retail
2 3 (4.62%) Banking
2 3 (4.62%) Electronics
3 2 (3.08%) Finance
4 1 (1.54%) Games
Job Titles
1 26 (40.00%) Developer
2 13 (20.00%) Software Engineer
3 7 (10.77%) Java Developer
3 7 (10.77%) JavaScript Developer
3 7 (10.77%) Scala Software Engineer
4 4 (6.15%) Administrator
4 4 (6.15%) Software Developer
5 3 (4.62%) Analyst
5 3 (4.62%) Integration Specialist
5 3 (4.62%) Product Specialist
5 3 (4.62%) Scala Developer
6 2 (3.08%) Middleware Specialist
6 2 (3.08%) Python Developer
6 2 (3.08%) Server Analyst
6 2 (3.08%) Technical Specialist
6 2 (3.08%) UI Developer
6 2 (3.08%) WebSphere Administrator
6 2 (3.08%) WebSphere Specialist
7 1 (1.54%) C# Developer
7 1 (1.54%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (52.31%) Web Services
2 27 (41.54%) REST
3 25 (38.46%) XML
4 22 (33.85%) RESTful
5 14 (21.54%) JSON
6 12 (18.46%) Node.js
7 11 (16.92%) Servlets
7 11 (16.92%) SOAP
8 9 (13.85%) XSLT
9 8 (12.31%) CSS
9 8 (12.31%) HTML
9 8 (12.31%) JMS
9 8 (12.31%) Middleware
9 8 (12.31%) WebSphere MQ
10 7 (10.77%) J2EE
10 7 (10.77%) Spring
11 6 (9.23%) .NET
12 4 (6.15%) AngularJS
12 4 (6.15%) EDIFACT
12 4 (6.15%) HTML5
Miscellaneous
1 5 (7.69%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (4.62%) Clustering
3 2 (3.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (3.08%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (3.08%) Wiki
4 1 (1.54%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.54%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (1.54%) Mainframe
4 1 (1.54%) N-Tier
4 1 (1.54%) PKI
4 1 (1.54%) Streaming Video
Operating Systems
1 37 (56.92%) Linux
2 14 (21.54%) Unix
3 9 (13.85%) Windows
4 5 (7.69%) AIX
5 4 (6.15%) Solaris
6 2 (3.08%) Android
6 2 (3.08%) Apple iOS
6 2 (3.08%) CentOS
7 1 (1.54%) Debian
7 1 (1.54%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.54%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 32 (49.23%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (40.00%) TDD
3 23 (35.38%) BDD
4 21 (32.31%) High Availability
5 20 (30.77%) Scrum
6 18 (27.69%) Software Engineering
7 14 (21.54%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (12.31%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (10.77%) DevOps
9 7 (10.77%) OO
10 6 (9.23%) API Development
11 5 (7.69%) Configuration Management
11 5 (7.69%) Open Source
11 5 (7.69%) UML
12 4 (6.15%) E-Commerce
13 3 (4.62%) MVC
13 3 (4.62%) Pair Programming
13 3 (4.62%) Refactoring
13 3 (4.62%) SDLC
13 3 (4.62%) Software Architecture
Programming Languages
1 28 (43.08%) SQL
2 21 (32.31%) Java
3 16 (24.62%) JavaScript
4 11 (16.92%) Scala
5 7 (10.77%) Jython
6 6 (9.23%) Python
7 4 (6.15%) ActionScript
7 4 (6.15%) ActionScript 2.0
7 4 (6.15%) ActionScript 3.0
7 4 (6.15%) C#
7 4 (6.15%) Shell Script
8 3 (4.62%) Perl
9 2 (3.08%) Groovy
9 2 (3.08%) Ruby
10 1 (1.54%) Bash Shell
10 1 (1.54%) C++
10 1 (1.54%) ES6
10 1 (1.54%) JCL
10 1 (1.54%) PHP
10 1 (1.54%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (9.23%) Security Cleared
2 4 (6.15%) SC Cleared
3 2 (3.08%) CISSP
3 2 (3.08%) SANS
3 2 (3.08%) SSCP
4 1 (1.54%) ISEB
System Software
1 5 (7.69%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (6.15%) Xen
3 1 (1.54%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 6 (9.23%) Puppet
2 2 (3.08%) Opscode Chef
2 2 (3.08%) QRadar
Vendors
1 19 (29.23%) IBM
1 19 (29.23%) Oracle
2 5 (7.69%) Google
2 5 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 5 (7.69%) VMware
3 4 (6.15%) Axway
3 4 (6.15%) Twitter
4 3 (4.62%) HP
4 3 (4.62%) Perforce
5 2 (3.08%) Apple
5 2 (3.08%) Chordiant
5 2 (3.08%) LogRhythm
5 2 (3.08%) Splunk
6 1 (1.54%) Red Hat
6 1 (1.54%) SAP
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