Period
to 23 October 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 23 October 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
23 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 121 133
Rank change year-on-year -48 +12 +9
Contract jobs citing HTTP 36 62 83
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.71% 1.33% 1.35%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 5.38% 8.53% 9.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 37 61
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £488 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -12.95% +5.57% +27.59%
10th Percentile £316 £320 £320
90th Percentile £608 £566 £538
England median daily rate £500 £500 £450
% change year-on-year - +11.11% +2.86%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £33.00 -
England median hourly rate £30.46 £33.00 £21.45
% change year-on-year -7.69% +53.88% -9.47%

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 West Midlands with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills.

All Communications and Computer Networking Skills
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for communications or computer networking skills 669 727 866
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.10% 15.59% 14.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 388 431 460
West Midlands median daily rate £388 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.33% - +7.14%
10th Percentile £175 £160 £181
90th Percentile £530 £500 £525
England median daily rate £425 £405 £400
% change year-on-year +4.94% +1.25% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 47 47 37
West Midlands median hourly rate £16.50 £24.98 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -33.95% +16.19% +22.86%
10th Percentile £11.33 £11.85 £11.77
90th Percentile £28.10 £55.50 £39.70
England median hourly rate £19.69 £18.70 £22.50
% change year-on-year +5.31% -16.89% +12.50%

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing HTTP as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for HTTP in the West Midlands

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing HTTP in the West Midlands.

Contractor daily rate trend for HTTP in the West Midlands

HTTP
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing HTTP in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 23 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for HTTP in the West Midlands

HTTP
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP in the West Midlands.

Contractor hourly rate trend for HTTP in the West Midlands

HTTP
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing HTTP within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 23 October 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
Shropshire -40 25 £425 -17.48%
Warwickshire +10 3 £500 - 3
Birmingham -23 3 £475 +5.56% 2
Worcestershire - 2 £375 - 2
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 23 October 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 31 (86.11%) Java
1 31 (86.11%) Linux
2 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
3 27 (75.00%) TCP/IP
3 27 (75.00%) SSL
4 26 (72.22%) Open Source
4 26 (72.22%) Microservices
5 25 (69.44%) DevOps
5 25 (69.44%) Puppet
5 25 (69.44%) Test Automation
6 24 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
7 23 (63.89%) Selenium
7 23 (63.89%) Git (software)
7 23 (63.89%) Python
7 23 (63.89%) Windows
7 23 (63.89%) Jenkins
8 22 (61.11%) MongoDB
8 22 (61.11%) Configuration Management
8 22 (61.11%) Ruby
9 21 (58.33%) Groovy
9 21 (58.33%) IntelliJ
9 21 (58.33%) C#
9 21 (58.33%) NoSQL
10 19 (52.78%) Analytics
10 19 (52.78%) Kibana
10 19 (52.78%) JavaScript
10 19 (52.78%) Perl
10 19 (52.78%) Spring
10 19 (52.78%) Google
11 18 (50.00%) Ubuntu

HTTP
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 18 (50.00%) nginx
1 18 (50.00%) Tomcat
2 12 (33.33%) JBoss
2 12 (33.33%) WebLogic
3 9 (25.00%) Apache
4 3 (8.33%) Mule
5 2 (5.56%) OpenStack
6 1 (2.78%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (2.78%) MS Exchange
Applications
1 1 (2.78%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 18 (50.00%) GitHub
1 18 (50.00%) Google Analytics
2 7 (19.44%) Microsoft Azure
3 4 (11.11%) Amazon AWS
4 3 (8.33%) IaaS
4 3 (8.33%) PaaS
4 3 (8.33%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 27 (75.00%) SSL
1 27 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (8.33%) SNMP
2 3 (8.33%) VPN
3 2 (5.56%) 802.11
3 2 (5.56%) DNS
3 2 (5.56%) Firewall
3 2 (5.56%) VoIP
3 2 (5.56%) Wireless
4 1 (2.78%) Bluetooth
4 1 (2.78%) Internet
4 1 (2.78%) SMTP
4 1 (2.78%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (61.11%) MongoDB
2 21 (58.33%) NoSQL
3 5 (13.89%) Relational Database
4 3 (8.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (2.78%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 23 (63.89%) Git (software)
1 23 (63.89%) Jenkins
1 23 (63.89%) Selenium
2 21 (58.33%) IntelliJ
3 18 (50.00%) Ant
3 18 (50.00%) Cucumber
3 18 (50.00%) Gatling
3 18 (50.00%) Grunt
3 18 (50.00%) gulp
3 18 (50.00%) Karma Test Runner
3 18 (50.00%) Sublime Text
4 14 (38.89%) JUnit
5 12 (33.33%) Bitbucket
6 9 (25.00%) Eclipse
7 8 (22.22%) RSpec
8 3 (8.33%) Maven
9 2 (5.56%) Burp Suite
9 2 (5.56%) Metasploit
9 2 (5.56%) Subversion
10 1 (2.78%) SonarQube
General
1 1 (2.78%) Games
1 1 (2.78%) Law
Job Titles
1 18 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (25.00%) Software Engineer
3 7 (19.44%) Java Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Ruby on Rails Developer
4 4 (11.11%) Scala Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Technical Architect
5 3 (8.33%) Tester
6 2 (5.56%) Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) DevOps Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Java Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Java Technical Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Penetration Tester
7 1 (2.78%) Android Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Automation Tester
7 1 (2.78%) DevOps Consultant
7 1 (2.78%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 1 (2.78%) iOS Developer
7 1 (2.78%) Network Analyst
7 1 (2.78%) Network Intrusion Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (52.78%) Spring
2 18 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 18 (50.00%) CSS
2 18 (50.00%) Gherkin
2 18 (50.00%) jQuery
2 18 (50.00%) Node.js
2 18 (50.00%) Servlets
3 15 (41.67%) JSON
3 15 (41.67%) REST
4 14 (38.89%) XML
5 13 (36.11%) SOAP
6 12 (33.33%) HTML
6 12 (33.33%) RESTful
7 11 (30.56%) Hibernate
8 10 (27.78%) HTML5
8 10 (27.78%) Play Framework
9 9 (25.00%) EJB
9 9 (25.00%) J2EE
9 9 (25.00%) J2SE
9 9 (25.00%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 4 (11.11%) Computer Science
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
3 2 (5.56%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (5.56%) Mobile App
3 2 (5.56%) SCADA
3 2 (5.56%) Wiki
4 1 (2.78%) Animation
4 1 (2.78%) Cyberattack
4 1 (2.78%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (2.78%) Linux Command Line
4 1 (2.78%) Management Information System
4 1 (2.78%) Online Games
4 1 (2.78%) Self-Motivation
4 1 (2.78%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 31 (86.11%) Linux
2 23 (63.89%) Windows
3 18 (50.00%) Ubuntu
4 15 (41.67%) Unix
5 4 (11.11%) Solaris
6 3 (8.33%) AIX
6 3 (8.33%) HPUX
7 2 (5.56%) Kali Linux
7 2 (5.56%) Mac OS X
8 1 (2.78%) Android
8 1 (2.78%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (83.33%) Agile Software Development
2 26 (72.22%) Microservices
2 26 (72.22%) Open Source
3 25 (69.44%) DevOps
3 25 (69.44%) Test Automation
4 24 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
5 22 (61.11%) Configuration Management
6 19 (52.78%) Analytics
7 12 (33.33%) Process Improvement
7 12 (33.33%) Test Strategy
8 9 (25.00%) Software Engineering
9 8 (22.22%) Continuous Improvement
10 5 (13.89%) Continuous Deployment
11 3 (8.33%) API Design
11 3 (8.33%) Cybersecurity
11 3 (8.33%) Deployment Automation
11 3 (8.33%) Mentoring
11 3 (8.33%) Patch Management
11 3 (8.33%) Responsive Web Design
11 3 (8.33%) Security Architecture
Programming Languages
1 31 (86.11%) Java
2 23 (63.89%) Python
3 22 (61.11%) Ruby
4 21 (58.33%) C#
4 21 (58.33%) Groovy
5 19 (52.78%) JavaScript
5 19 (52.78%) Perl
6 18 (50.00%) Haskell
7 12 (33.33%) SQL
8 10 (27.78%) Scala
9 3 (8.33%) PL/SQL
9 3 (8.33%) PowerShell
9 3 (8.33%) XPath
10 2 (5.56%) Bash Shell
10 2 (5.56%) C
10 2 (5.56%) Java 8
10 2 (5.56%) Lua
10 2 (5.56%) PHP
11 1 (2.78%) Apple Swift
11 1 (2.78%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (11.11%) Degree
2 2 (5.56%) Computer Science Degree
2 2 (5.56%) OSCE
3 1 (2.78%) CCNP
3 1 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (2.78%) CREST Certified
3 1 (2.78%) GIAC
3 1 (2.78%) Numerate Degree
3 1 (2.78%) SANS
3 1 (2.78%) Security Cleared
System Software
1 14 (38.89%) Docker
2 2 (5.56%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
3 1 (2.78%) Snort
3 1 (2.78%) Terminal Services
Systems Management
1 25 (69.44%) Puppet
2 19 (52.78%) Kibana
3 18 (50.00%) Grafana
4 4 (11.11%) Ansible
4 4 (11.11%) Opscode Chef
5 2 (5.56%) Nessus
5 2 (5.56%) Nmap
6 1 (2.78%) Host Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (2.78%) Kubernetes
6 1 (2.78%) logstash
6 1 (2.78%) Network Intrusion Detection System
6 1 (2.78%) Salt
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Google
2 6 (16.67%) webMethods
3 4 (11.11%) Adobe
4 3 (8.33%) WSO2
5 2 (5.56%) Cisco
5 2 (5.56%) Microsoft
5 2 (5.56%) VMware
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) Rackspace
6 1 (2.78%) SonicWALL