Period
to 26 April 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 26 April 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
26 Apr 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 138 113 153
Rank change year-on-year -25 +40 0
Contract jobs citing HTTP 49 64 41
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.01% 1.41% 0.77%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.96% 10.90% 6.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 43 18
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £475 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +8.57% +28.68%
10th Percentile £279 £300 £310
90th Percentile £554 £550 £506
England median daily rate £500 £475 £450
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.56% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £31.25 £30.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.17% - -
England median hourly rate £24.50 £43.25 £41.13
% change year-on-year -43.35% +5.17% -4.91%

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 704 587 619
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 14.55% 12.95% 11.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 424 300 296
West Midlands median daily rate £413 £400 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +10.34% +3.57%
10th Percentile £200 £177 £182
90th Percentile £550 £550 £500
England median daily rate £425 £413 £400
% change year-on-year +3.03% +3.13% +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 34 35
West Midlands median hourly rate £25.00 £15.00 £14.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.67% +3.45% -44.23%
10th Percentile £11.50 £10.08 £10.73
90th Percentile £43.35 £38.35 £38.10
England median hourly rate £19.51 £21.50 £25.00
% change year-on-year -9.26% -14.00% +13.64%

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 26 April 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 26 April 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 0 26 £500 - 2
Shropshire -34 6 £558 +17.37% 2
Staffordshire - 4 £356 - 1
Warwickshire -10 2 - - 1
Worcestershire -11 2 £450 +80.00%
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 26 April 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 40 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 31 (63.27%) Linux
3 28 (57.14%) Java
4 27 (55.10%) DevOps
5 26 (53.06%) Git (software)
6 25 (51.02%) Continuous Integration
7 24 (48.98%) Python
7 24 (48.98%) SSL
7 24 (48.98%) Configuration Management
7 24 (48.98%) Puppet
8 23 (46.94%) TCP/IP
9 20 (40.82%) Ruby
10 18 (36.73%) Subversion
11 17 (34.69%) Tomcat
11 17 (34.69%) Open Source
12 15 (30.61%) Jenkins
12 15 (30.61%) Salt
12 15 (30.61%) Opscode Chef
13 14 (28.57%) REST
13 14 (28.57%) Test Automation
13 14 (28.57%) Web Services
14 13 (26.53%) XML
15 12 (24.49%) SQL
16 11 (22.45%) MongoDB
16 11 (22.45%) Kibana
16 11 (22.45%) Docker
16 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
17 10 (20.41%) CSS
17 10 (20.41%) Servlets
17 10 (20.41%) PostgreSQL

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 17 (34.69%) Tomcat
2 9 (18.37%) Apache
2 9 (18.37%) WebSphere
3 8 (16.33%) nginx
4 7 (14.29%) Elasticsearch
5 5 (10.20%) Confluence
6 4 (8.16%) IIS
7 3 (6.12%) JBoss
7 3 (6.12%) WebLogic
8 2 (4.08%) Jetty
8 2 (4.08%) Mongrel
8 2 (4.08%) Oracle HTTP Server
9 1 (2.04%) WebSphere Application Server
9 1 (2.04%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 9 (18.37%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (16.33%) Amazon EC2
3 7 (14.29%) Amazon ELB
3 7 (14.29%) Amazon S3
3 7 (14.29%) Virtual Private Cloud
4 5 (10.20%) GitHub
5 4 (8.16%) Amazon CloudWatch
5 4 (8.16%) Google Analytics
6 3 (6.12%) Amazon ElastiCache
6 3 (6.12%) Amazon SQS
6 3 (6.12%) AWS CloudFormation
6 3 (6.12%) Route 53
7 1 (2.04%) Google App Engine
7 1 (2.04%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 24 (48.98%) SSL
2 23 (46.94%) TCP/IP
3 5 (10.20%) DNS
4 4 (8.16%) OpenLDAP
4 4 (8.16%) OpenVPN
4 4 (8.16%) SSH
5 3 (6.12%) Bluetooth
5 3 (6.12%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (2.04%) DHCP
6 1 (2.04%) FTP
6 1 (2.04%) IPsec
6 1 (2.04%) MQTT
6 1 (2.04%) SMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (22.45%) MongoDB
2 10 (20.41%) PostgreSQL
3 8 (16.33%) MySQL
4 7 (14.29%) Amazon RDS
5 4 (8.16%) NoSQL
6 3 (6.12%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 3 (6.12%) Relational Database
7 1 (2.04%) Neo4j
7 1 (2.04%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 26 (53.06%) Git (software)
2 18 (36.73%) Subversion
3 15 (30.61%) Jenkins
4 9 (18.37%) Ant
4 9 (18.37%) Maven
5 6 (12.24%) JIRA
6 5 (10.20%) JUnit
7 4 (8.16%) Bitbucket
7 4 (8.16%) Cucumber
7 4 (8.16%) Gatling
7 4 (8.16%) Grunt
7 4 (8.16%) gulp
7 4 (8.16%) IntelliJ
7 4 (8.16%) Karma Test Runner
7 4 (8.16%) Liquibase
7 4 (8.16%) Selenium
7 4 (8.16%) SonarQube
7 4 (8.16%) Sonatype Nexus
7 4 (8.16%) Sublime Text
8 2 (4.08%) Travis CI
General
1 3 (6.12%) Automotive
2 2 (4.08%) Banking
3 1 (2.04%) Advertising
3 1 (2.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 22 (44.90%) Developer
2 12 (24.49%) DevOps Engineer
3 7 (14.29%) Java Developer
4 5 (10.20%) WebOps Engineer
5 4 (8.16%) Scala Developer
6 3 (6.12%) .NET Developer
6 3 (6.12%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.12%) C# .NET Developer
6 3 (6.12%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (6.12%) C# Developer
6 3 (6.12%) Linux/Unix DevOps
7 2 (4.08%) Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Support
7 2 (4.08%) Applications Support Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Business Analyst
7 2 (4.08%) Linux DevOps Engineer
7 2 (4.08%) Programmer
7 2 (4.08%) Support Specialist
7 2 (4.08%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (28.57%) REST
1 14 (28.57%) Web Services
2 13 (26.53%) XML
3 10 (20.41%) CSS
3 10 (20.41%) Servlets
4 9 (18.37%) HTML
5 8 (16.33%) AngularJS
5 8 (16.33%) J2EE
5 8 (16.33%) JMS
6 7 (14.29%) Elastic Stack
7 6 (12.24%) .NET
7 6 (12.24%) J2SE
7 6 (12.24%) jQuery
7 6 (12.24%) JSON
8 5 (10.20%) WebSphere MQ
9 4 (8.16%) Gherkin
9 4 (8.16%) MCollective
9 4 (8.16%) Node.js
10 3 (6.12%) Play Framework
10 3 (6.12%) Sensu
Miscellaneous
1 4 (8.16%) Linux Command Line
2 2 (4.08%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.08%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.08%) User Experience
3 1 (2.04%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.04%) Infotainment
3 1 (2.04%) Smartphone
Operating Systems
1 31 (63.27%) Linux
2 6 (12.24%) Unix
2 6 (12.24%) Windows
3 4 (8.16%) CentOS
3 4 (8.16%) Ubuntu
4 3 (6.12%) Mac OS X
5 2 (4.08%) Android
5 2 (4.08%) Windows Server
6 1 (2.04%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (81.63%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (55.10%) DevOps
3 25 (51.02%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (48.98%) Configuration Management
5 17 (34.69%) Open Source
6 14 (28.57%) Test Automation
7 10 (20.41%) Scrum
8 7 (14.29%) Deployment Automation
8 7 (14.29%) TDD
8 7 (14.29%) UML
9 5 (10.20%) Analytics
9 5 (10.20%) Process Architecture
9 5 (10.20%) Web Operations
10 4 (8.16%) Coaching
10 4 (8.16%) Continuous Delivery
10 4 (8.16%) Continuous Improvement
10 4 (8.16%) Front End Development
10 4 (8.16%) Microservices
10 4 (8.16%) Stakeholder Management
10 4 (8.16%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 28 (57.14%) Java
2 24 (48.98%) Python
3 20 (40.82%) Ruby
4 12 (24.49%) SQL
5 11 (22.45%) JavaScript
6 9 (18.37%) Groovy
7 8 (16.33%) C#
8 7 (14.29%) Bash Shell
8 7 (14.29%) Perl
9 6 (12.24%) PHP
10 5 (10.20%) Haskell
10 5 (10.20%) Scala
11 2 (4.08%) C
11 2 (4.08%) Java 8
11 2 (4.08%) TypeScript
12 1 (2.04%) Apple Swift
12 1 (2.04%) Go
12 1 (2.04%) Objective-C
12 1 (2.04%) PL/SQL
12 1 (2.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 7 (14.29%) Security Cleared
2 5 (10.20%) SC Cleared
3 4 (8.16%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (4.08%) Computer Science Degree
4 2 (4.08%) Degree
5 1 (2.04%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.08%) QA
2 1 (2.04%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 11 (22.45%) Docker
2 4 (8.16%) Postfix
2 4 (8.16%) Squid
2 4 (8.16%) vCloud
2 4 (8.16%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (2.04%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (2.04%) Xen
Systems Management
1 24 (48.98%) Puppet
2 15 (30.61%) Opscode Chef
2 15 (30.61%) Salt
3 11 (22.45%) Kibana
4 9 (18.37%) Ansible
5 7 (14.29%) logstash
5 7 (14.29%) Terraform
6 4 (8.16%) Docker Swarm
6 4 (8.16%) Grafana
6 4 (8.16%) Kubernetes
6 4 (8.16%) Rancher
6 4 (8.16%) Rsyslog
6 4 (8.16%) Sysdig
6 4 (8.16%) ZABBIX
7 3 (6.12%) collectd
7 3 (6.12%) StatsD
Vendors
1 6 (12.24%) Microsoft
2 5 (10.20%) Google
2 5 (10.20%) VMware
3 4 (8.16%) Rackspace
3 4 (8.16%) Sonatype
4 3 (6.12%) Oracle
4 3 (6.12%) SaltStack
4 3 (6.12%) webMethods
5 2 (4.08%) AppDynamics
5 2 (4.08%) Dynatrace
5 2 (4.08%) OpenText
5 2 (4.08%) Red Hat
6 1 (2.04%) Adobe
6 1 (2.04%) Apple
6 1 (2.04%) IBM