Period
to 24 September 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 24 September 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
24 Sep 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 171 174 117
Rank change year-on-year +3 -57 +29
Contract jobs citing HTTP 55 36 120
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.93% 0.63% 1.64%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.67% 4.22% 10.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 40 87
North West median daily rate £450 £535 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.89% +25.88% +6.25%
10th Percentile £325 £375 £321
90th Percentile £613 £638 £580
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
North West median hourly rate £20.50 - £37.88
10th Percentile £19.25 - £30.55
90th Percentile £21.75 - £41.80
England median hourly rate £27.42 £31.17 £21.14
% change year-on-year -12.02% +47.45% -10.77%

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 825 854 1,100
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 14.01% 14.86% 15.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 489 500 649
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £206 £213 £235
90th Percentile £566 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 82 64 56
North West median hourly rate £17.50 £14.83 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.04% -7.34% -4.02%
10th Percentile £12.45 £11.00 £11.88
90th Percentile £43.18 £51.71 £41.13
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.10 £23.00
% change year-on-year +10.50% -21.30% +15.00%

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 24 September 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 24 September 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 -5 29 £430 +1.18% 16
Lancashire -4 13 £450 -15.89% 1
Cheshire -19 7 £410 -23.36% 3
Merseyside - 1 £338 - 2
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 24 September 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 34 (61.82%) Linux
2 26 (47.27%) Amazon AWS
3 25 (45.45%) Puppet
3 25 (45.45%) DevOps
3 25 (45.45%) Python
4 23 (41.82%) Jenkins
5 20 (36.36%) Terraform
6 19 (34.55%) Docker
7 17 (30.91%) Ansible
7 17 (30.91%) Kubernetes
7 17 (30.91%) MongoDB
7 17 (30.91%) TCP/IP
7 17 (30.91%) Configuration Management
8 16 (29.09%) MySQL
8 16 (29.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (29.09%) SonarQube
9 15 (27.27%) Microservices
9 15 (27.27%) Bash Shell
10 14 (25.45%) CentOS
10 14 (25.45%) Amazon EC2
11 12 (21.82%) GitLab
12 11 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
13 10 (18.18%) Route 53
13 10 (18.18%) Amazon S3
13 10 (18.18%) Git (software)
13 10 (18.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
13 10 (18.18%) Black Duck
13 10 (18.18%) Infrastructure Monitoring
13 10 (18.18%) Packer
13 10 (18.18%) Amazon ELB

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 10 (18.18%) Apache
2 7 (12.73%) nginx
3 6 (10.91%) Tomcat
3 6 (10.91%) WebLogic
4 5 (9.09%) JBoss
4 5 (9.09%) WebSphere
4 5 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
5 4 (7.27%) Confluence
5 4 (7.27%) IBM HTTP Server
5 4 (7.27%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 3 (5.45%) IIS
7 2 (3.64%) Skype for Business
8 1 (1.82%) Apache Spark
8 1 (1.82%) BizTalk Server
8 1 (1.82%) CMS
8 1 (1.82%) SharePoint
8 1 (1.82%) Umbraco
Business Applications
1 1 (1.82%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 26 (47.27%) Amazon AWS
2 14 (25.45%) Amazon EC2
3 10 (18.18%) Amazon ELB
3 10 (18.18%) Amazon S3
3 10 (18.18%) Route 53
3 10 (18.18%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (9.09%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (9.09%) Cloud Computing
4 5 (9.09%) Google Cloud Platform
4 5 (9.09%) Microsoft Azure
5 4 (7.27%) Amazon SQS
6 2 (3.64%) GitHub
6 2 (3.64%) OpenShift
6 2 (3.64%) PaaS
6 2 (3.64%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 17 (30.91%) TCP/IP
2 10 (18.18%) DNS
2 10 (18.18%) SSL
3 7 (12.73%) Firewall
4 5 (9.09%) Internet
5 4 (7.27%) NAS
5 4 (7.27%) SMTP
6 3 (5.45%) DHCP
6 3 (5.45%) FTP
6 3 (5.45%) IPsec
6 3 (5.45%) Network Security
7 2 (3.64%) SAN
7 2 (3.64%) SNMP
8 1 (1.82%) iSCSI
8 1 (1.82%) LAN
8 1 (1.82%) SMS
8 1 (1.82%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (30.91%) MongoDB
2 16 (29.09%) MySQL
3 11 (20.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (9.09%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (5.45%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (3.64%) DB2
6 2 (3.64%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.82%) Big Data
Development Applications
1 23 (41.82%) Jenkins
2 16 (29.09%) SonarQube
3 12 (21.82%) GitLab
4 10 (18.18%) Git (software)
5 4 (7.27%) JIRA
6 2 (3.64%) Artifactory
6 2 (3.64%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.64%) Selenium
6 2 (3.64%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (3.64%) Subversion
7 1 (1.82%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.82%) gulp
7 1 (1.82%) Jasmine
7 1 (1.82%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.82%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.82%) RSpec
7 1 (1.82%) RStudio
7 1 (1.82%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.82%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.82%) Travis CI
General
1 9 (16.36%) Banking
2 3 (5.45%) Finance
Job Titles
1 15 (27.27%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (16.36%) AWS DevOps
3 7 (12.73%) Architect
3 7 (12.73%) AWS DevOps Engineer
3 7 (12.73%) AWS Engineer
4 5 (9.09%) Developer
5 4 (7.27%) Analyst
5 4 (7.27%) Consultant
5 4 (7.27%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (5.45%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Infrastructure Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Middleware Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Security Consultant
6 3 (5.45%) Senior DevOps Engineer
6 3 (5.45%) Splunk Consultant
7 2 (3.64%) Applications Support Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Middleware Specialist
7 2 (3.64%) Migration Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Platform Engineer
7 2 (3.64%) Senior Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) Elastic Stack
2 8 (14.55%) AngularJS
2 8 (14.55%) JSON
2 8 (14.55%) Middleware
2 8 (14.55%) SOAP
3 7 (12.73%) Apache Cordova
3 7 (12.73%) Ionic Framework
3 7 (12.73%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 6 (10.91%) .NET
5 4 (7.27%) IBM Integration Bus
5 4 (7.27%) LAPP Stack
6 3 (5.45%) Web Services
6 3 (5.45%) WebSphere MQ
7 2 (3.64%) CSS
7 2 (3.64%) Django
7 2 (3.64%) HTML
7 2 (3.64%) RabbitMQ
7 2 (3.64%) Servlets
7 2 (3.64%) WSGI
7 2 (3.64%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.91%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (10.91%) Mobile Banking
2 6 (10.91%) Public Cloud
3 4 (7.27%) Clustering
4 2 (3.64%) Computer Science
4 2 (3.64%) Data Centre
4 2 (3.64%) Hybrid Cloud
4 2 (3.64%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 34 (61.82%) Linux
2 16 (29.09%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (25.45%) CentOS
4 10 (18.18%) Windows
5 8 (14.55%) Unix
6 7 (12.73%) Android
6 7 (12.73%) Apple iOS
7 5 (9.09%) Windows Server
8 4 (7.27%) Windows Server 2003
9 3 (5.45%) AIX
9 3 (5.45%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (45.45%) DevOps
2 17 (30.91%) Configuration Management
3 15 (27.27%) Microservices
4 10 (18.18%) Infrastructure Monitoring
4 10 (18.18%) Problem-Solving
5 9 (16.36%) Test Automation
6 7 (12.73%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.91%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (9.09%) Load Balancing
8 5 (9.09%) Unit Testing
9 4 (7.27%) Problem Management
10 3 (5.45%) Anomaly Detection
10 3 (5.45%) Continuous Delivery
10 3 (5.45%) Migration
10 3 (5.45%) Open Source
10 3 (5.45%) Pair Programming
10 3 (5.45%) Scrum
10 3 (5.45%) SIEM
10 3 (5.45%) TDD
10 3 (5.45%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 25 (45.45%) Python
2 15 (27.27%) Bash Shell
3 10 (18.18%) Java
4 8 (14.55%) Perl
5 6 (10.91%) SQL
6 5 (9.09%) Ruby
7 2 (3.64%) C#
7 2 (3.64%) JavaScript
7 2 (3.64%) Jython
8 1 (1.82%) C++
8 1 (1.82%) Scala
8 1 (1.82%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Security Cleared
2 2 (3.64%) SC Cleared
3 1 (1.82%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 19 (34.55%) Docker
2 4 (7.27%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (3.64%) Active Directory
3 2 (3.64%) Virtual Machines
3 2 (3.64%) VirtualBox
4 1 (1.82%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 25 (45.45%) Puppet
2 20 (36.36%) Terraform
3 17 (30.91%) Ansible
3 17 (30.91%) Kubernetes
4 10 (18.18%) Grafana
4 10 (18.18%) Packer
4 10 (18.18%) Prometheus
5 8 (14.55%) Opscode Chef
5 8 (14.55%) Rancher
6 6 (10.91%) Salt
7 3 (5.45%) QRadar
8 2 (3.64%) CA Single Sign-On
8 2 (3.64%) HAProxy
8 2 (3.64%) Kibana
8 2 (3.64%) logstash
8 2 (3.64%) Tivoli
9 1 (1.82%) TADDM
Vendors
1 10 (18.18%) Black Duck
2 8 (14.55%) IBM
3 7 (12.73%) Kony
4 6 (10.91%) Oracle
5 5 (9.09%) Google
6 4 (7.27%) Splunk
6 4 (7.27%) VMware
7 3 (5.45%) ArcSight
7 3 (5.45%) LogRhythm
7 3 (5.45%) Red Hat
8 2 (3.64%) CA
8 2 (3.64%) Cloudera
8 2 (3.64%) HP
8 2 (3.64%) IronPort
8 2 (3.64%) McAfee
8 2 (3.64%) SolarWinds
9 1 (1.82%) Citrix
9 1 (1.82%) F5
9 1 (1.82%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.82%) SaltStack