Period
to 13 November 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 13 November 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
13 Nov 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 140 162 130
Rank change year-on-year +22 -32 +13
Contract jobs citing HTTP 67 40 104
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 1.13% 0.70% 1.50%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.06% 5.09% 10.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 49 75
North West median daily rate £450 £535 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -15.89% +25.88% -
10th Percentile £389 £390 £358
90th Percentile £633 £638 £571
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
North West median hourly rate £20.50 £43.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -52.33% - -
England median hourly rate £30.46 £33.00 £21.14
% change year-on-year -7.69% +56.12% -40.57%

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 831 786 1,037
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.97% 13.76% 14.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 498 488 611
North West median daily rate £400 £390 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.56% -5.45% +10.00%
10th Percentile £202 £163 £213
90th Percentile £550 £543 £575
England median daily rate £425 £408 £400
% change year-on-year +4.29% +1.88% +2.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 73 58 54
North West median hourly rate £17.41 £16.00 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.81% - -5.88%
10th Percentile £12.29 £11.00 £12.52
90th Percentile £43.25 £46.21 £40.00
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +6.95% -16.89% +12.50%

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 13 November 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 13 November 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 31 £517 +20.23% 8
Lancashire -11 22 £450 -15.89%
Cheshire -15 7 £473 -11.68% 7
Merseyside - 2 £381 - 2
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 13 November 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 47 (70.15%) Linux
2 38 (56.72%) Amazon AWS
2 38 (56.72%) DevOps
3 35 (52.24%) Puppet
4 30 (44.78%) Jenkins
5 27 (40.30%) Amazon EC2
6 26 (38.81%) Python
6 26 (38.81%) Terraform
7 24 (35.82%) TCP/IP
7 24 (35.82%) Configuration Management
8 22 (32.84%) MongoDB
8 22 (32.84%) Ansible
9 21 (31.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 20 (29.85%) SonarQube
11 19 (28.36%) Docker
11 19 (28.36%) CentOS
11 19 (28.36%) MySQL
12 18 (26.87%) Java
12 18 (26.87%) SSL
12 18 (26.87%) Microservices
12 18 (26.87%) Kubernetes
13 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
13 16 (23.88%) DNS
13 16 (23.88%) Apache
13 16 (23.88%) .NET
14 15 (22.39%) Amazon S3
14 15 (22.39%) Apache Cassandra
14 15 (22.39%) Infrastructure Monitoring
14 15 (22.39%) Packer
14 15 (22.39%) GitLab

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 16 (23.88%) Apache
2 14 (20.90%) nginx
3 13 (19.40%) Tomcat
3 13 (19.40%) WebSphere
4 11 (16.42%) IIS
5 8 (11.94%) Jetty
5 8 (11.94%) Mongrel
6 6 (8.96%) WebSphere Application Server
7 4 (5.97%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (4.48%) JBoss
8 3 (4.48%) Oracle HTTP Server
8 3 (4.48%) WebLogic
9 2 (2.99%) Skype for Business
10 1 (1.49%) Apache Spark
10 1 (1.49%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (1.49%) CMS
10 1 (1.49%) Confluence
10 1 (1.49%) SharePoint
10 1 (1.49%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Excel
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Project
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 38 (56.72%) Amazon AWS
2 27 (40.30%) Amazon EC2
3 15 (22.39%) Amazon ELB
3 15 (22.39%) Amazon S3
3 15 (22.39%) Route 53
3 15 (22.39%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 12 (17.91%) Cloud Computing
5 11 (16.42%) Google Cloud Platform
6 8 (11.94%) Google App Engine
7 6 (8.96%) Microsoft Azure
8 4 (5.97%) Amazon SQS
8 4 (5.97%) AWS CloudFormation
9 1 (1.49%) Azure Functions
9 1 (1.49%) IaaS
9 1 (1.49%) Serverless
9 1 (1.49%) Slack
Communications & Networking
1 24 (35.82%) TCP/IP
2 18 (26.87%) SSL
3 16 (23.88%) DNS
4 13 (19.40%) FTP
5 11 (16.42%) DHCP
5 11 (16.42%) IPsec
6 6 (8.96%) Firewall
7 5 (7.46%) Internet
8 4 (5.97%) Network Security
9 3 (4.48%) SMTP
10 2 (2.99%) NAS
11 1 (1.49%) iSCSI
11 1 (1.49%) LAN
11 1 (1.49%) SMS
11 1 (1.49%) SNMP
11 1 (1.49%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.84%) MongoDB
2 19 (28.36%) MySQL
3 15 (22.39%) Apache Cassandra
4 5 (7.46%) PostgreSQL
5 3 (4.48%) Amazon Redshift
6 2 (2.99%) Hadoop
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.49%) Big Data
7 1 (1.49%) DB2
7 1 (1.49%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 30 (44.78%) Jenkins
2 20 (29.85%) SonarQube
3 15 (22.39%) GitLab
4 9 (13.43%) Travis CI
5 7 (10.45%) Git (software)
6 2 (2.99%) LoadRunner
6 2 (2.99%) Subversion
7 1 (1.49%) Artifactory
7 1 (1.49%) Bitbucket
7 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.49%) gulp
7 1 (1.49%) JIRA
7 1 (1.49%) JUnit
7 1 (1.49%) Mercurial
7 1 (1.49%) Octopus Deploy
7 1 (1.49%) RStudio
7 1 (1.49%) Selenium
7 1 (1.49%) Sonatype Nexus
7 1 (1.49%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.49%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (14.93%) Banking
2 4 (5.97%) Finance
Job Titles
1 21 (31.34%) DevOps Engineer
2 9 (13.43%) AWS DevOps
3 7 (10.45%) Architect
4 6 (8.96%) Analyst
4 6 (8.96%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) AWS Engineer
4 6 (8.96%) Developer
5 4 (5.97%) Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Cloud Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Platform Engineer
6 3 (4.48%) Security Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) Senior DevOps
6 3 (4.48%) Splunk Consultant
7 2 (2.99%) Applications Support Specialist
7 2 (2.99%) Deployment Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Middleware Specialist
7 2 (2.99%) Performance Analyst
7 2 (2.99%) Senior Cloud Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Senior DevOps Engineer
7 2 (2.99%) Server Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (23.88%) .NET
2 11 (16.42%) SOAP
3 10 (14.93%) J2EE
3 10 (14.93%) Servlets
4 9 (13.43%) Elastic Stack
5 8 (11.94%) AngularJS
5 8 (11.94%) JSON
6 7 (10.45%) Apache Cordova
6 7 (10.45%) Ionic Framework
6 7 (10.45%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 6 (8.96%) Middleware
8 4 (5.97%) Web Services
9 3 (4.48%) LAPP Stack
9 3 (4.48%) Node.js
9 3 (4.48%) RESTful
10 2 (2.99%) CSS
10 2 (2.99%) HTML
10 2 (2.99%) WebSphere MQ
10 2 (2.99%) WSGI
10 2 (2.99%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.94%) Mobile App
2 6 (8.96%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (8.96%) Mobile Banking
3 5 (7.46%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) Blog
4 1 (1.49%) Clustering
4 1 (1.49%) Computer Science
4 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.49%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.49%) Hybrid Cloud
4 1 (1.49%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.49%) Self-Motivation
Operating Systems
1 47 (70.15%) Linux
2 21 (31.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 19 (28.36%) CentOS
4 10 (14.93%) Unix
5 8 (11.94%) Windows
6 7 (10.45%) Android
6 7 (10.45%) Apple iOS
7 3 (4.48%) AIX
7 3 (4.48%) Solaris
7 3 (4.48%) Windows Server
8 2 (2.99%) Windows Server 2003
9 1 (1.49%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 38 (56.72%) DevOps
2 24 (35.82%) Configuration Management
3 18 (26.87%) Microservices
4 16 (23.88%) Test Automation
5 15 (22.39%) Infrastructure Monitoring
6 14 (20.90%) Continuous Integration
7 13 (19.40%) Unit Testing
8 10 (14.93%) Problem-Solving
9 9 (13.43%) Open Source
10 7 (10.45%) Agile Software Development
11 4 (5.97%) Continuous Delivery
11 4 (5.97%) Deployment Automation
11 4 (5.97%) Problem Management
12 3 (4.48%) Anomaly Detection
12 3 (4.48%) Load Balancing
12 3 (4.48%) Pair Programming
12 3 (4.48%) Performance Testing
12 3 (4.48%) SDLC
12 3 (4.48%) SIEM
12 3 (4.48%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 26 (38.81%) Python
2 18 (26.87%) Java
3 11 (16.42%) Bash Shell
4 7 (10.45%) SQL
5 6 (8.96%) Perl
6 3 (4.48%) JavaScript
7 2 (2.99%) C#
7 2 (2.99%) Ruby
7 2 (2.99%) Scala
8 1 (1.49%) C++
8 1 (1.49%) Jython
8 1 (1.49%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (7.46%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.48%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (4.48%) SC Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) ISEB
4 1 (1.49%) Degree
System Software
1 19 (28.36%) Docker
2 10 (14.93%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (11.94%) Xen
4 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 35 (52.24%) Puppet
2 26 (38.81%) Terraform
3 22 (32.84%) Ansible
4 18 (26.87%) Kubernetes
5 15 (22.39%) Grafana
5 15 (22.39%) Packer
5 15 (22.39%) Prometheus
6 12 (17.91%) Rancher
7 8 (11.94%) Opscode Chef
8 6 (8.96%) Salt
9 3 (4.48%) QRadar
10 2 (2.99%) CA Single Sign-On
10 2 (2.99%) HP Quality Center
11 1 (1.49%) HAProxy
11 1 (1.49%) Kibana
11 1 (1.49%) logstash
11 1 (1.49%) ServiceCenter
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) Black Duck
2 11 (16.42%) Google
2 11 (16.42%) VMware
3 10 (14.93%) Microsoft
4 7 (10.45%) Kony
5 6 (8.96%) IBM
6 5 (7.46%) Oracle
7 4 (5.97%) Splunk
8 3 (4.48%) ArcSight
8 3 (4.48%) LogRhythm
9 2 (2.99%) CA
9 2 (2.99%) Cloudera
9 2 (2.99%) HP
9 2 (2.99%) IronPort
9 2 (2.99%) McAfee
9 2 (2.99%) SolarWinds
10 1 (1.49%) Citrix
10 1 (1.49%) F5
10 1 (1.49%) Red Hat
10 1 (1.49%) SAP