Period
to 23 July 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 July 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 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 169 115 157
Rank change year-on-year -54 +42 0
Contract jobs citing HTTP 34 65 51
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.66% 1.48% 0.85%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.93% 10.78% 6.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 44 29
West Midlands median daily rate £475 £494 £488
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.87% +1.36% +46.62%
10th Percentile £381 £322 £301
90th Percentile £566 £550 £538
England median daily rate £500 £495 £450
% change year-on-year +1.11% +9.89% +9.09%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - £30.00 -
England median hourly rate £24.50 £32.50 £19.23
% change year-on-year -24.62% +69.01% -53.38%

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 689 603 806
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 13.38% 13.69% 13.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 403 333 417
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £200 £201 £183
90th Percentile £538 £525 £525
England median daily rate £425 £415 £400
% change year-on-year +2.41% +3.75% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 52 50 40
West Midlands median hourly rate £17.42 £16.75 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +3.99% -22.09% +13.16%
10th Percentile £11.57 £10.50 £10.73
90th Percentile £30.81 £61.13 £38.83
England median hourly rate £20.00 £18.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year +8.11% -26.00% +21.95%

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 July 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 July 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
Birmingham -25 14 £525 +7.69% 1
Shropshire -47 8 £550 +10.00% 2
Worcestershire -6 3 £450 +80.00%
Staffordshire - 2 £413 -
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 23 July 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 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 23 (67.65%) Java
3 22 (64.71%) Linux
4 17 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 16 (47.06%) Python
6 15 (44.12%) SSL
6 15 (44.12%) Configuration Management
6 15 (44.12%) DevOps
7 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
7 14 (41.18%) Open Source
7 14 (41.18%) Puppet
7 14 (41.18%) TCP/IP
8 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
9 12 (35.29%) HTML
9 12 (35.29%) Ruby
10 11 (32.35%) Subversion
10 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
10 11 (32.35%) SQL
10 11 (32.35%) Unix
10 11 (32.35%) CSS
11 10 (29.41%) J2EE
11 10 (29.41%) XML
11 10 (29.41%) Tomcat
11 10 (29.41%) REST
12 9 (26.47%) MongoDB
12 9 (26.47%) C#
13 8 (23.53%) Perl
13 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
13 8 (23.53%) Microservices
14 7 (20.59%) AngularJS

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 10 (29.41%) Tomcat
2 7 (20.59%) Apache
3 6 (17.65%) nginx
3 6 (17.65%) WebSphere
4 5 (14.71%) JBoss
4 5 (14.71%) WebLogic
5 4 (11.76%) IIS
6 2 (5.88%) Jetty
6 2 (5.88%) Mongrel
6 2 (5.88%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 1 (2.94%) Confluence
7 1 (2.94%) WebSphere Application Server
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.76%) GitHub
1 4 (11.76%) Google Analytics
2 3 (8.82%) Amazon AWS
3 1 (2.94%) Amazon EC2
3 1 (2.94%) Google App Engine
3 1 (2.94%) Google Cloud Platform
3 1 (2.94%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 15 (44.12%) SSL
2 14 (41.18%) TCP/IP
3 1 (2.94%) Bluetooth
3 1 (2.94%) DHCP
3 1 (2.94%) DNS
3 1 (2.94%) FTP
3 1 (2.94%) Internet
3 1 (2.94%) IPsec
3 1 (2.94%) SMTP
3 1 (2.94%) SNMP
3 1 (2.94%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (26.47%) MongoDB
2 5 (14.71%) Relational Database
3 4 (11.76%) MySQL
3 4 (11.76%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
5 1 (2.94%) Neo4j
5 1 (2.94%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 17 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (32.35%) Subversion
3 8 (23.53%) Jenkins
4 7 (20.59%) Selenium
5 6 (17.65%) IntelliJ
6 5 (14.71%) Ant
7 4 (11.76%) Cucumber
7 4 (11.76%) Gatling
7 4 (11.76%) Grunt
7 4 (11.76%) gulp
7 4 (11.76%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (11.76%) Sublime Text
8 3 (8.82%) Eclipse
8 3 (8.82%) JUnit
9 2 (5.88%) Maven
9 2 (5.88%) Travis CI
9 2 (5.88%) Visual Studio Team System
10 1 (2.94%) JIRA
10 1 (2.94%) Mercurial
10 1 (2.94%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (5.88%) Banking
2 1 (2.94%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 20 (58.82%) Developer
2 6 (17.65%) Java Developer
2 6 (17.65%) Scala Developer
3 4 (11.76%) DevOps Engineer
4 3 (8.82%) .NET Developer
4 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (8.82%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Support
5 2 (5.88%) Applications Support Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Business Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Full Stack Developer
5 2 (5.88%) Operations Engineer
5 2 (5.88%) Programmer
5 2 (5.88%) Support Specialist
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Analyst
5 2 (5.88%) Technical Business Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (35.29%) HTML
2 11 (32.35%) CSS
3 10 (29.41%) J2EE
3 10 (29.41%) REST
3 10 (29.41%) XML
4 7 (20.59%) AngularJS
4 7 (20.59%) Hibernate
4 7 (20.59%) Servlets
4 7 (20.59%) Spring
4 7 (20.59%) Web Services
5 6 (17.65%) .NET
5 6 (17.65%) jQuery
5 6 (17.65%) JSON
6 5 (14.71%) J2SE
6 5 (14.71%) JMS
6 5 (14.71%) Play Framework
6 5 (14.71%) SOAP
7 4 (11.76%) Apache Camel
7 4 (11.76%) Gherkin
7 4 (11.76%) Node.js
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.82%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (2.94%) Client/Server
2 1 (2.94%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 22 (64.71%) Linux
2 11 (32.35%) Unix
3 7 (20.59%) Windows
4 5 (14.71%) Mac OS X
5 4 (11.76%) Ubuntu
6 2 (5.88%) Windows Server
7 1 (2.94%) Android
7 1 (2.94%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (70.59%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (44.12%) Configuration Management
2 15 (44.12%) DevOps
3 14 (41.18%) Continuous Integration
3 14 (41.18%) Open Source
4 13 (38.24%) Test Automation
5 8 (23.53%) Microservices
6 5 (14.71%) Analytics
6 5 (14.71%) Continuous Deployment
6 5 (14.71%) Responsive Web Design
6 5 (14.71%) Scrum
6 5 (14.71%) TDD
6 5 (14.71%) Web Design
7 4 (11.76%) Front End Development
7 4 (11.76%) Problem-Solving
7 4 (11.76%) Software Engineering
7 4 (11.76%) UML
8 3 (8.82%) Continuous Improvement
8 3 (8.82%) SDLC
8 3 (8.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (67.65%) Java
2 16 (47.06%) Python
3 12 (35.29%) Ruby
4 11 (32.35%) JavaScript
4 11 (32.35%) SQL
5 9 (26.47%) C#
6 8 (23.53%) Perl
7 7 (20.59%) Scala
8 5 (14.71%) Groovy
8 5 (14.71%) Haskell
9 4 (11.76%) Java 8
10 3 (8.82%) PHP
11 2 (5.88%) C
11 2 (5.88%) TypeScript
12 1 (2.94%) C++
12 1 (2.94%) PL/SQL
12 1 (2.94%) PowerShell
12 1 (2.94%) Shell Script
12 1 (2.94%) T-SQL
12 1 (2.94%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (8.82%) BPSS Clearance
1 3 (8.82%) Security Cleared
2 1 (2.94%) Computer Science Degree
2 1 (2.94%) DBS Check
2 1 (2.94%) Degree
2 1 (2.94%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.88%) QA
System Software
1 6 (17.65%) Docker
2 2 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.94%) Xen
Systems Management
1 14 (41.18%) Puppet
2 7 (20.59%) Opscode Chef
2 7 (20.59%) Salt
3 4 (11.76%) Grafana
3 4 (11.76%) Kibana
4 1 (2.94%) Ansible
Vendors
1 6 (17.65%) Microsoft
2 5 (14.71%) Google
2 5 (14.71%) webMethods
3 3 (8.82%) Oracle
4 2 (5.88%) Adobe
4 2 (5.88%) AppDynamics
4 2 (5.88%) Dynatrace
4 2 (5.88%) OpenText
4 2 (5.88%) Red Hat
4 2 (5.88%) VMware
5 1 (2.94%) IBM
5 1 (2.94%) Rackspace