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 3 months to 28 June 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
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 119 107
Rank change year-on-year +34 -12  
Contract jobs citing HTTP 36 27 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.73% 0.90% 0.43%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 11.01% 6.63% 2.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 8
Median daily rate £475 £488 £320
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +52.34%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £288 £307
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £376
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £401 £375
% change year-on-year +21.81% +6.80%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.00 £20.83 £45.00
% change year-on-year -27.98% -53.71%  

HTTP is in the communications and computer networking skills category. The next 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 and computer networking skills.

Contract Communications & Computer Network Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for communications and computer networking skills 327 407 334
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 15.74% 13.54% 14.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 166 223 187
Median daily rate £400 £358 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.88% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £287 £200 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £365 £340
% change year-on-year +2.73% +7.35%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 23 34
Median hourly rate £31.00 £21.50 £18.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.18% +19.44%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £12.50 £10.80
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £37.50 £29.21
UK excluding London median hourly rate £30.00 £31.50 £24.00
% change year-on-year -4.76% +31.25%  

HTTP
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands citing HTTP as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Communications & Networking category.

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 3 months to 28 June 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 3 months to 28 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Shropshire +19 19 £500 +2.56%
Birmingham - 10 £385 - 3
Solihull +13 3 - -
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 56 (83.58%) Linux
2 46 (68.66%) Git (software)
3 41 (61.19%) SSL
3 41 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
4 39 (58.21%) Continuous Integration
5 38 (56.72%) TCP/IP
6 33 (49.25%) Subversion
7 31 (46.27%) Python
7 31 (46.27%) Jenkins
8 30 (44.78%) Unix
8 30 (44.78%) Java
9 29 (43.28%) JSON
9 29 (43.28%) Open Source
10 27 (40.30%) Configuration Management
11 24 (35.82%) Ruby
11 24 (35.82%) DevOps
12 22 (32.84%) MongoDB
12 22 (32.84%) Scrum
12 22 (32.84%) SOAP
12 22 (32.84%) XML
13 21 (31.34%) Puppet
14 20 (29.85%) Ansible
15 19 (28.36%) Test Automation
15 19 (28.36%) Scala
16 18 (26.87%) REST
17 17 (25.37%) HTML
18 16 (23.88%) CSS
18 16 (23.88%) Windows
18 16 (23.88%) Apache
18 16 (23.88%) TDD

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 16 (23.88%) Apache
2 15 (22.39%) JBoss
3 13 (19.40%) WebLogic
4 7 (10.45%) Tomcat
5 6 (8.96%) Confluence
5 6 (8.96%) IIS
5 6 (8.96%) nginx
6 5 (7.46%) Oracle Application Server
6 5 (7.46%) Oracle HTTP Server
7 2 (2.99%) Elasticsearch
7 2 (2.99%) Mule
8 1 (1.49%) Mule ESB
8 1 (1.49%) Tuxedo
8 1 (1.49%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 10 (14.93%) Amazon AWS
2 7 (10.45%) GitHub
3 6 (8.96%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon EC2
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon ELB
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon S3
4 1 (1.49%) Amazon SQS
4 1 (1.49%) AWS CloudFormation
4 1 (1.49%) IaaS
4 1 (1.49%) PaaS
4 1 (1.49%) Route 53
4 1 (1.49%) SaaS
4 1 (1.49%) Slack
4 1 (1.49%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 41 (61.19%) SSL
2 38 (56.72%) TCP/IP
3 5 (7.46%) DNS
3 5 (7.46%) LAN
4 4 (5.97%) Firewall
4 4 (5.97%) HTTPS
4 4 (5.97%) ICMP
4 4 (5.97%) RTCP
4 4 (5.97%) RTP
4 4 (5.97%) SNMP
4 4 (5.97%) VoIP
5 3 (4.48%) Megaco
6 2 (2.99%) Unified Communications
7 1 (1.49%) AMQP
7 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (32.84%) MongoDB
2 12 (17.91%) Relational Database
3 11 (16.42%) MySQL
3 11 (16.42%) PostgreSQL
4 7 (10.45%) NoSQL
5 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database
5 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database 10g
5 5 (7.46%) Oracle Database 11g
5 5 (7.46%) SQL Server
5 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2005
5 5 (7.46%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) Amazon RDS
7 1 (1.49%) Amazon DynamoDB
7 1 (1.49%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 46 (68.66%) Git (software)
2 33 (49.25%) Subversion
3 31 (46.27%) Jenkins
4 14 (20.90%) IntelliJ
5 13 (19.40%) Selenium
5 13 (19.40%) SoapUI
6 12 (17.91%) JUnit
7 10 (14.93%) Maven
8 8 (11.94%) Cucumber
8 8 (11.94%) Grunt
8 8 (11.94%) gulp
9 7 (10.45%) Eclipse
9 7 (10.45%) Karma Test Runner
9 7 (10.45%) Sublime Text
10 6 (8.96%) Ant
10 6 (8.96%) Gatling
10 6 (8.96%) JIRA
11 4 (5.97%) Team Foundation Server
12 1 (1.49%) Jasmine
12 1 (1.49%) WebDriver
General
1 2 (2.99%) Finance
Job Titles
1 35 (52.24%) Developer
2 17 (25.37%) Scala Developer
3 11 (16.42%) SOA Developer
4 10 (14.93%) Agile Developer
4 10 (14.93%) Linux Developer
5 8 (11.94%) Analyst
6 7 (10.45%) Senior Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Java Developer
7 6 (8.96%) Senior DevOps
8 5 (7.46%) Architect
8 5 (7.46%) Consultant
8 5 (7.46%) Oracle Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Oracle Support Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) SQL Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) SQL Support Analyst
8 5 (7.46%) Support Analyst
9 4 (5.97%) Senior Agile Developer
9 4 (5.97%) Senior WebOps Engineer
9 4 (5.97%) WebOps Engineer
10 3 (4.48%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (43.28%) JSON
2 22 (32.84%) SOAP
2 22 (32.84%) XML
3 18 (26.87%) REST
4 17 (25.37%) HTML
5 16 (23.88%) CSS
6 15 (22.39%) HTML5
6 15 (22.39%) Middleware
6 15 (22.39%) Spring
7 14 (20.90%) JSON Schema
7 14 (20.90%) Play Framework
7 14 (20.90%) WSDL
8 13 (19.40%) XSD
9 12 (17.91%) XSLT
10 11 (16.42%) Web Services
11 8 (11.94%) AngularJS
11 8 (11.94%) CSS3
12 7 (10.45%) Gherkin
12 7 (10.45%) Guice
12 7 (10.45%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 4 (5.97%) Client/Server
1 4 (5.97%) PKI
2 2 (2.99%) Enterprise Software
2 2 (2.99%) User Experience
3 1 (1.49%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.49%) RIA
3 1 (1.49%) Video Conferencing
3 1 (1.49%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (83.58%) Linux
2 30 (44.78%) Unix
3 16 (23.88%) Windows
4 13 (19.40%) Mac OS X
5 6 (8.96%) Ubuntu
6 5 (7.46%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.49%) AIX
7 1 (1.49%) HPUX
7 1 (1.49%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (61.19%) Agile Software Development
2 39 (58.21%) Continuous Integration
3 29 (43.28%) Open Source
4 27 (40.30%) Configuration Management
5 24 (35.82%) DevOps
6 22 (32.84%) Scrum
7 19 (28.36%) Test Automation
8 16 (23.88%) TDD
9 14 (20.90%) Kanban
10 13 (19.40%) Conceptual Models
10 13 (19.40%) SOA
11 11 (16.42%) Web Operations
12 8 (11.94%) Microservices
13 7 (10.45%) MVC
13 7 (10.45%) Responsive Web Design
13 7 (10.45%) Web Design
14 6 (8.96%) Analytics
14 6 (8.96%) Cybersecurity
14 6 (8.96%) OWASP
15 5 (7.46%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 31 (46.27%) Python
2 30 (44.78%) Java
3 24 (35.82%) Ruby
4 19 (28.36%) Scala
5 15 (22.39%) C#
6 14 (20.90%) SQL
7 11 (16.42%) PHP
8 10 (14.93%) Perl
9 8 (11.94%) Groovy
9 8 (11.94%) JavaScript
10 6 (8.96%) Haskell
10 6 (8.96%) PL/SQL
11 5 (7.46%) C++
12 4 (5.97%) C
12 4 (5.97%) Go
13 2 (2.99%) Bash Shell
14 1 (1.49%) XPath
Qualifications
1 12 (17.91%) BPSS Clearance
2 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
3 7 (10.45%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.49%) QA
1 1 (1.49%) WAI
1 1 (1.49%) WCAG
System Software
1 8 (11.94%) Docker
Systems Management
1 21 (31.34%) Puppet
2 20 (29.85%) Ansible
3 13 (19.40%) Opscode Chef
4 11 (16.42%) Salt
5 8 (11.94%) Kibana
6 6 (8.96%) Grafana
7 5 (7.46%) Oracle Identity Management
7 5 (7.46%) Oracle Identity Manager
8 2 (2.99%) collectd
8 2 (2.99%) logstash
8 2 (2.99%) StatsD
8 2 (2.99%) Terraform
9 1 (1.49%) Host Intrusion Detection System
Vendors
1 13 (19.40%) Google
2 12 (17.91%) WSO2
3 9 (13.43%) MuleSoft
3 9 (13.43%) Rackspace
4 8 (11.94%) webMethods
5 7 (10.45%) Adobe
6 6 (8.96%) Oracle
7 4 (5.97%) Cisco
7 4 (5.97%) Juniper
7 4 (5.97%) Mitel
8 3 (4.48%) VMware
9 1 (1.49%) SaltStack