Period
to 21 November 2017

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 21 November 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.

HTTP (Hypertext Transfer Protocol)
England > North West
6 months to
21 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 160 133 132
Rank change year-on-year -27 -1 -9
Contract jobs citing HTTP 41 93 111
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.71% 1.36% 1.30%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.28% 9.08% 10.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 50 64 77
North West median daily rate £535 £426 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +25.51% +0.29% +13.33%
10th Percentile £398 £326 £316
90th Percentile £638 £571 £513
England median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
North West median hourly rate £43.00 - £33.64
England median hourly rate £33.00 £21.45 £35.57
% change year-on-year +53.88% -39.71% -17.76%

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 777 1024 1106
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 13.55% 15.02% 12.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 481 598 636
North West median daily rate £388 £410 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.49% +9.33% +15.38%
10th Percentile £163 £213 £206
90th Percentile £543 £575 £538
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.63% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 59 56 106
North West median hourly rate £16.00 £16.00 £16.92
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -5.44% -10.95%
10th Percentile £11.00 £12.54 £12.00
90th Percentile £45.24 £40.00 £41.80
England median hourly rate £18.56 £23.75 £20.50
% change year-on-year -21.84% +15.85% +2.50%

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 21 November 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 6 months to 21 November 2017. 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
Cheshire +6 20 £535 +1.90% 1
Manchester -23 12 £436 +2.65% 5
Lancashire +20 11 £535 -2.73%
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 21 November 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 25 (60.98%) Jenkins
2 24 (58.54%) Linux
3 23 (56.10%) JIRA
3 23 (56.10%) DevOps
3 23 (56.10%) SonarQube
4 21 (51.22%) Docker
4 21 (51.22%) Continuous Integration
5 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
6 19 (46.34%) Git (software)
7 18 (43.90%) Python
8 17 (41.46%) Software Engineering
8 17 (41.46%) Bash Shell
8 17 (41.46%) Confluence
8 17 (41.46%) Mentoring
8 17 (41.46%) Coaching
9 16 (39.02%) Static Code Analysis
9 16 (39.02%) nginx
9 16 (39.02%) Puppet
9 16 (39.02%) Continuous Delivery
9 16 (39.02%) Microservices
9 16 (39.02%) Slack
9 16 (39.02%) Clustering
9 16 (39.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (39.02%) Load Balancing
9 16 (39.02%) Configuration Management
10 15 (36.59%) Test Automation
11 13 (31.71%) Opscode Chef
11 13 (31.71%) Java
12 12 (29.27%) Shell Script
12 12 (29.27%) QA

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 17 (41.46%) Confluence
2 16 (39.02%) nginx
3 6 (14.63%) Apache
4 5 (12.20%) JBoss
5 2 (4.88%) Anypoint
5 2 (4.88%) WebLogic
6 1 (2.44%) Apache Spark
6 1 (2.44%) IBM HTTP Server
6 1 (2.44%) Oracle HTTP Server
6 1 (2.44%) WebSphere
6 1 (2.44%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 16 (39.02%) Slack
2 5 (12.20%) OpenShift
3 4 (9.76%) AWS CloudFormation
4 2 (4.88%) Amazon AWS
4 2 (4.88%) GitHub
5 1 (2.44%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 7 (17.07%) FTP
2 6 (14.63%) Internet
3 4 (9.76%) DNS
3 4 (9.76%) TCP/IP
4 2 (4.88%) HTTPS
4 2 (4.88%) SMS
5 1 (2.44%) Broadband
5 1 (2.44%) SMTP
5 1 (2.44%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (19.51%) Apache Cassandra
1 8 (19.51%) MongoDB
1 8 (19.51%) MySQL
2 2 (4.88%) DB2
2 2 (4.88%) Relational Database
3 1 (2.44%) Couchbase
3 1 (2.44%) CouchDB
3 1 (2.44%) NoSQL
3 1 (2.44%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 25 (60.98%) Jenkins
2 23 (56.10%) JIRA
2 23 (56.10%) SonarQube
3 19 (46.34%) Git (software)
4 8 (19.51%) Gradle
5 6 (14.63%) Bitbucket
6 5 (12.20%) Ant
6 5 (12.20%) Maven
7 4 (9.76%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (7.32%) JUnit
8 3 (7.32%) Subversion
9 2 (4.88%) Cucumber
10 1 (2.44%) Fiddler
10 1 (2.44%) FogBugz
10 1 (2.44%) Jasmine
10 1 (2.44%) Selenium
10 1 (2.44%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (9.76%) Finance
2 3 (7.32%) Banking
3 2 (4.88%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 21 (51.22%) DevOps Engineer
2 14 (34.15%) Senior DevOps
2 14 (34.15%) Senior DevOps Engineer
3 11 (26.83%) Developer
4 10 (24.39%) Linux DevOps Engineer
4 10 (24.39%) Linux Engineer
4 10 (24.39%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 8 (19.51%) Senior Linux Engineer
6 5 (12.20%) Consultant
7 4 (9.76%) Java Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Analyst
8 2 (4.88%) Core Java Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Java Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Java Programmer
8 2 (4.88%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (4.88%) Lead DevOps
8 2 (4.88%) Lead DevOps Engineer
8 2 (4.88%) Programmer
8 2 (4.88%) Software Developer
9 1 (2.44%) AWS DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (19.51%) LEMP Stack
2 6 (14.63%) Middleware
2 6 (14.63%) Web Services
3 5 (12.20%) Spring
4 4 (9.76%) CSS
4 4 (9.76%) HTML
4 4 (9.76%) J2EE
4 4 (9.76%) REST
5 3 (7.32%) Node.js
5 3 (7.32%) XML
6 2 (4.88%) EJB
6 2 (4.88%) Hibernate
6 2 (4.88%) J2SE
6 2 (4.88%) Java ME
6 2 (4.88%) JMS
6 2 (4.88%) JSON
6 2 (4.88%) Spring MVC
6 2 (4.88%) Spring Security
6 2 (4.88%) WCF
6 2 (4.88%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 16 (39.02%) Clustering
2 4 (9.76%) Public Cloud
3 3 (7.32%) User Experience
4 2 (4.88%) STB
5 1 (2.44%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.44%) Linux Command Line
5 1 (2.44%) Mainframe
5 1 (2.44%) RIA
Operating Systems
1 24 (58.54%) Linux
2 16 (39.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 3 (7.32%) Unix
4 2 (4.88%) Android
4 2 (4.88%) Apple iOS
4 2 (4.88%) Ubuntu
4 2 (4.88%) Windows
5 1 (2.44%) AIX
5 1 (2.44%) Solaris
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 10
5 1 (2.44%) Windows 7
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2008
5 1 (2.44%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (56.10%) DevOps
2 21 (51.22%) Continuous Integration
3 20 (48.78%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (41.46%) Coaching
4 17 (41.46%) Mentoring
4 17 (41.46%) Software Engineering
5 16 (39.02%) Configuration Management
5 16 (39.02%) Continuous Delivery
5 16 (39.02%) Load Balancing
5 16 (39.02%) Microservices
5 16 (39.02%) Static Code Analysis
6 15 (36.59%) Test Automation
7 11 (26.83%) Scrum
8 8 (19.51%) Kanban
9 6 (14.63%) MVC
9 6 (14.63%) TDD
10 4 (9.76%) User Stories
11 3 (7.32%) API Development
11 3 (7.32%) SDLC
11 3 (7.32%) Test Scripting
Programming Languages
1 18 (43.90%) Python
2 17 (41.46%) Bash Shell
3 13 (31.71%) Java
4 12 (29.27%) Shell Script
5 9 (21.95%) Perl
6 6 (14.63%) JavaScript
7 5 (12.20%) Jython
8 4 (9.76%) C++
8 4 (9.76%) SQL
9 3 (7.32%) C#
10 2 (4.88%) C
11 1 (2.44%) Groovy
11 1 (2.44%) PowerShell
11 1 (2.44%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 1 (2.44%) SC Cleared
1 1 (2.44%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 12 (29.27%) QA
System Software
1 21 (51.22%) Docker
2 10 (24.39%) Xen
3 1 (2.44%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.44%) VMware ESXi
3 1 (2.44%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 16 (39.02%) Puppet
2 13 (31.71%) Opscode Chef
3 8 (19.51%) Kubernetes
3 8 (19.51%) Rancher
4 4 (9.76%) Ansible
4 4 (9.76%) Terraform
5 1 (2.44%) HP Quality Center
Vendors
1 2 (4.88%) MuleSoft
1 2 (4.88%) Oracle
2 1 (2.44%) AppDynamics
2 1 (2.44%) Atlassian
2 1 (2.44%) Cisco
2 1 (2.44%) Genesys
2 1 (2.44%) IBM
2 1 (2.44%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.44%) VMware