Period
to 19 November 2017

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 19 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 > West Midlands
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 114 129 142
Rank change year-on-year +15 +13 +8
Contract jobs citing HTTP 69 83 37
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.45% 1.34% 0.75%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 8.88% 9.79% 6.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 38 62 33
West Midlands median daily rate £482 £463 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.14% +27.59% +11.54%
10th Percentile £275 £321 £300
90th Percentile £565 £538 £518
England median daily rate £500 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +11.11% +2.27% +10.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 - -
England median hourly rate £33.00 £21.45 £37.50
% change year-on-year +53.88% -42.81% -13.29%

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 777 848 598
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.33% 13.74% 12.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 458 440 304
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £381 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +8.93% +6.06%
10th Percentile £161 £187 £213
90th Percentile £504 £538 £500
England median daily rate £403 £400 £390
% change year-on-year +0.75% +2.56% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 46 41 63
West Midlands median hourly rate £22.49 £21.50 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.60% +22.86% -12.50%
10th Percentile £10.63 £11.50 £10.78
90th Percentile £44.50 £39.50 £40.71
England median hourly rate £18.70 £23.50 £20.50
% change year-on-year -20.43% +14.63% +2.50%

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 19 November 2017.

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 19 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
Birmingham 0 25 £463 -0.54% 1
Shropshire +11 19 £523 +12.97%
Warwickshire +6 8 - - 1
Solihull +10 5 - - 3
Staffordshire - 3 £300 - 2
Coventry +15 1 £850 +55.04%
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for HTTP.

1 55 (79.71%) Agile Software Development
2 40 (57.97%) Linux
2 40 (57.97%) Git (software)
3 38 (55.07%) Java
3 38 (55.07%) SSL
4 36 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
5 32 (46.38%) Jenkins
6 30 (43.48%) Scrum
7 28 (40.58%) DevOps
7 28 (40.58%) JSON
8 27 (39.13%) Subversion
9 26 (37.68%) Configuration Management
10 25 (36.23%) TCP/IP
10 25 (36.23%) Puppet
10 25 (36.23%) REST
11 24 (34.78%) Ansible
11 24 (34.78%) XML
12 22 (31.88%) Python
12 22 (31.88%) Open Source
13 20 (28.99%) Amazon AWS
13 20 (28.99%) Ruby
14 19 (27.54%) Test Automation
15 18 (26.09%) Maven
16 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
17 16 (23.19%) MongoDB
17 16 (23.19%) PostgreSQL
18 15 (21.74%) Unix
18 15 (21.74%) JUnit
18 15 (21.74%) Docker
18 15 (21.74%) Kibana

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 14 (20.29%) Apache
2 13 (18.84%) Tomcat
3 12 (17.39%) Elasticsearch
4 10 (14.49%) Confluence
5 9 (13.04%) nginx
6 8 (11.59%) WebLogic
7 7 (10.14%) JBoss
7 7 (10.14%) WebSphere
8 6 (8.70%) Mule
9 4 (5.80%) Mule ESB
10 2 (2.90%) IIS
11 1 (1.45%) Jetty
11 1 (1.45%) Mongrel
Cloud Services
1 20 (28.99%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (15.94%) Amazon EC2
2 11 (15.94%) Amazon ELB
2 11 (15.94%) Amazon S3
2 11 (15.94%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 6 (8.70%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (7.25%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (7.25%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (7.25%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (7.25%) Route 53
5 3 (4.35%) GitHub
5 3 (4.35%) Google Analytics
5 3 (4.35%) PaaS
6 2 (2.90%) IaaS
6 2 (2.90%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (2.90%) SaaS
7 1 (1.45%) Cloud Computing
7 1 (1.45%) Google App Engine
7 1 (1.45%) Office 365
7 1 (1.45%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 38 (55.07%) SSL
2 25 (36.23%) TCP/IP
3 11 (15.94%) DNS
4 8 (11.59%) Bluetooth
4 8 (11.59%) Wi-Fi
5 6 (8.70%) HTTPS
5 6 (8.70%) LAN
5 6 (8.70%) OpenLDAP
5 6 (8.70%) OpenVPN
5 6 (8.70%) RTCP
5 6 (8.70%) RTP
5 6 (8.70%) SSH
5 6 (8.70%) VoIP
6 5 (7.25%) Firewall
6 5 (7.25%) Megaco
7 3 (4.35%) AMQP
7 3 (4.35%) ICMP
7 3 (4.35%) Unified Communications
8 2 (2.90%) MQTT
9 1 (1.45%) DHCP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (23.19%) MongoDB
1 16 (23.19%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (17.39%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (15.94%) MySQL
4 6 (8.70%) Relational Database
5 5 (7.25%) Amazon DynamoDB
5 5 (7.25%) NoSQL
6 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.45%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.45%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 40 (57.97%) Git (software)
2 32 (46.38%) Jenkins
3 27 (39.13%) Subversion
4 18 (26.09%) Maven
5 15 (21.74%) JUnit
6 14 (20.29%) JIRA
7 10 (14.49%) Ant
8 8 (11.59%) Selenium
9 7 (10.14%) IntelliJ
9 7 (10.14%) SoapUI
10 6 (8.70%) Bitbucket
10 6 (8.70%) Liquibase
10 6 (8.70%) SonarQube
10 6 (8.70%) Sonatype Nexus
11 5 (7.25%) Android Studio
11 5 (7.25%) Eclipse
11 5 (7.25%) Gradle
12 3 (4.35%) Cucumber
12 3 (4.35%) Grunt
12 3 (4.35%) Mercurial
General
1 7 (10.14%) Automotive
2 1 (1.45%) Advertising
2 1 (1.45%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 33 (47.83%) Developer
2 13 (18.84%) Java Developer
3 12 (17.39%) DevOps Engineer
4 11 (15.94%) Scala Developer
4 11 (15.94%) WebOps Engineer
5 10 (14.49%) Architect
6 7 (10.14%) Senior WebOps Engineer
7 6 (8.70%) Senior Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Android Developer
8 5 (7.25%) Messaging Developer
9 4 (5.80%) Consultant
9 4 (5.80%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 4 (5.80%) Java Scala Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Senior Java Developer
10 3 (4.35%) Software Engineer
11 2 (2.90%) JavaScript Developer
11 2 (2.90%) Senior Consultant
11 2 (2.90%) Software Architect
11 2 (2.90%) Solutions Architect
11 2 (2.90%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (40.58%) JSON
2 25 (36.23%) REST
3 24 (34.78%) XML
4 14 (20.29%) Elastic Stack
4 14 (20.29%) HTML
5 13 (18.84%) CSS
5 13 (18.84%) HTML5
5 13 (18.84%) SOAP
5 13 (18.84%) Spring
6 11 (15.94%) Play Framework
6 11 (15.94%) Web Services
7 9 (13.04%) CSS3
7 9 (13.04%) JSON Schema
7 9 (13.04%) Middleware
7 9 (13.04%) WSDL
8 7 (10.14%) Ajax
8 7 (10.14%) Django
8 7 (10.14%) Guice
8 7 (10.14%) J2SE
8 7 (10.14%) Servlets
Miscellaneous
1 8 (11.59%) User Experience
2 6 (8.70%) Linux Command Line
3 5 (7.25%) Computer Science
4 3 (4.35%) Client/Server
4 3 (4.35%) Enterprise Software
5 2 (2.90%) Animation
5 2 (2.90%) Infotainment
5 2 (2.90%) Smartphone
6 1 (1.45%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.45%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (1.45%) Public Cloud
6 1 (1.45%) RIA
6 1 (1.45%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 40 (57.97%) Linux
2 15 (21.74%) Unix
3 8 (11.59%) Windows
4 7 (10.14%) CentOS
5 6 (8.70%) Android
6 5 (7.25%) Mac OS X
6 5 (7.25%) Ubuntu
7 4 (5.80%) Apple iOS
8 2 (2.90%) AIX
8 2 (2.90%) HPUX
8 2 (2.90%) Solaris
8 2 (2.90%) Windows Server
9 1 (1.45%) Debian
9 1 (1.45%) Fedora
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2008
9 1 (1.45%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 55 (79.71%) Agile Software Development
2 36 (52.17%) Continuous Integration
3 30 (43.48%) Scrum
4 28 (40.58%) DevOps
5 26 (37.68%) Configuration Management
6 22 (31.88%) Open Source
7 19 (27.54%) Test Automation
8 12 (17.39%) Coaching
8 12 (17.39%) TDD
8 12 (17.39%) Web Operations
9 10 (14.49%) Load Balancing
10 9 (13.04%) Responsive Web Design
10 9 (13.04%) Sequence Diagram
10 9 (13.04%) Web Design
11 8 (11.59%) Kanban
11 8 (11.59%) Mentoring
12 7 (10.14%) Analytics
12 7 (10.14%) Continuous Delivery
12 7 (10.14%) Process Architecture
12 7 (10.14%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 38 (55.07%) Java
2 22 (31.88%) Python
3 20 (28.99%) Ruby
4 13 (18.84%) Bash Shell
4 13 (18.84%) Scala
5 11 (15.94%) Groovy
5 11 (15.94%) PHP
6 10 (14.49%) SQL
7 8 (11.59%) C#
8 7 (10.14%) JavaScript
8 7 (10.14%) Perl
9 4 (5.80%) Go
10 3 (4.35%) Apple Swift
10 3 (4.35%) C
10 3 (4.35%) C++
10 3 (4.35%) Haskell
10 3 (4.35%) Objective-C
11 2 (2.90%) PL/SQL
11 2 (2.90%) XPath
12 1 (1.45%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 17 (24.64%) Security Cleared
2 11 (15.94%) SC Cleared
3 7 (10.14%) Degree
4 5 (7.25%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.45%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (2.90%) QA
2 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.45%) GCP
System Software
1 15 (21.74%) Docker
2 6 (8.70%) Postfix
2 6 (8.70%) Squid
2 6 (8.70%) vCloud
2 6 (8.70%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.45%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.45%) KVM
3 1 (1.45%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.45%) Xen
Systems Management
1 25 (36.23%) Puppet
2 24 (34.78%) Ansible
3 15 (21.74%) Kibana
4 14 (20.29%) Opscode Chef
5 12 (17.39%) logstash
5 12 (17.39%) Terraform
6 11 (15.94%) Salt
7 6 (8.70%) collectd
7 6 (8.70%) Docker Swarm
7 6 (8.70%) Kubernetes
7 6 (8.70%) Rancher
7 6 (8.70%) Rsyslog
7 6 (8.70%) StatsD
7 6 (8.70%) Sysdig
7 6 (8.70%) ZABBIX
8 3 (4.35%) Grafana
Vendors
1 13 (18.84%) VMware
2 11 (15.94%) Google
3 10 (14.49%) Rackspace
4 8 (11.59%) WSO2
5 6 (8.70%) Cisco
5 6 (8.70%) Juniper
5 6 (8.70%) Mitel
5 6 (8.70%) Sonatype
5 6 (8.70%) webMethods
6 5 (7.25%) SaltStack
7 4 (5.80%) MuleSoft
8 2 (2.90%) Adobe
8 2 (2.90%) Apple
9 1 (1.45%) Citrix
9 1 (1.45%) Microsoft
9 1 (1.45%) Perforce
9 1 (1.45%) Red Hat