Period
to 20 January 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 20 January 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
20 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 123 113 140
Rank change year-on-year -10 +27 +10
Contract jobs citing HTTP 52 86 40
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 1.12% 1.57% 0.81%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 6.98% 11.56% 6.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 58 37
West Midlands median daily rate £500 £450 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.11% +12.50% +23.08%
10th Percentile £275 £320 £300
90th Percentile £550 £550 £518
England median daily rate £500 £455 £450
% change year-on-year +9.89% +1.11% +12.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate £32.50 - -
England median hourly rate £33.54 £50.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year -32.92% +25.00% -7.51%

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 745 744 586
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 16.00% 13.58% 11.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 370 296
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £388 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.23% +10.71% -
10th Percentile £156 £200 £181
90th Percentile £508 £540 £500
England median daily rate £410 £400 £400
% change year-on-year +2.50% - +6.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 33 28 54
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.31 £15.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +102.07% -14.29% -25.53%
10th Percentile £12.55 £10.00 £10.73
90th Percentile £44.95 £38.08 £41.38
England median hourly rate £18.70 £22.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -16.89% +2.27% +7.32%

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 20 January 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 20 January 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 -10 26 £500 +7.53% 3
Warwickshire +8 8 - - 7
Shropshire -11 7 £520 +38.67% 1
Staffordshire - 4 £300 -
Coventry +5 1 £850 +48.73% 1
Solihull - 1 - - 4
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 20 January 2018, 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 47 (90.38%) Agile Software Development
2 29 (55.77%) Java
2 29 (55.77%) Git (software)
3 28 (53.85%) Linux
4 27 (51.92%) DevOps
5 26 (50.00%) SSL
5 26 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
6 24 (46.15%) Scrum
7 23 (44.23%) Puppet
8 20 (38.46%) Configuration Management
8 20 (38.46%) Jenkins
9 19 (36.54%) Ansible
9 19 (36.54%) REST
9 19 (36.54%) Amazon AWS
10 18 (34.62%) TCP/IP
10 18 (34.62%) XML
10 18 (34.62%) Subversion
11 17 (32.69%) Python
12 16 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
12 16 (30.77%) Maven
12 16 (30.77%) Docker
13 15 (28.85%) Ruby
13 15 (28.85%) JSON
14 14 (26.92%) Tomcat
14 14 (26.92%) Bash Shell
15 13 (25.00%) Open Source
15 13 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
15 13 (25.00%) Amazon S3
15 13 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
15 13 (25.00%) Opscode Chef

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 (26.92%) Tomcat
2 13 (25.00%) Elasticsearch
3 11 (21.15%) Apache
4 8 (15.38%) Confluence
5 7 (13.46%) WebSphere
6 6 (11.54%) nginx
7 4 (7.69%) WebLogic
8 2 (3.85%) IIS
8 2 (3.85%) JBoss
8 2 (3.85%) Mule
8 2 (3.85%) Mule ESB
9 1 (1.92%) Jetty
9 1 (1.92%) Mongrel
9 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Cloud Services
1 19 (36.54%) Amazon AWS
2 13 (25.00%) Amazon EC2
2 13 (25.00%) Amazon ELB
2 13 (25.00%) Amazon S3
2 13 (25.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
3 8 (15.38%) Amazon CloudWatch
4 5 (9.62%) Amazon ElastiCache
4 5 (9.62%) Amazon SQS
4 5 (9.62%) AWS CloudFormation
4 5 (9.62%) Route 53
5 2 (3.85%) Microsoft Azure
6 1 (1.92%) Cloud Computing
6 1 (1.92%) GitHub
6 1 (1.92%) Google App Engine
6 1 (1.92%) Google Cloud Platform
6 1 (1.92%) Office 365
6 1 (1.92%) PaaS
6 1 (1.92%) Rackspace Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.00%) SSL
2 18 (34.62%) TCP/IP
3 10 (19.23%) DNS
4 8 (15.38%) Bluetooth
4 8 (15.38%) OpenLDAP
4 8 (15.38%) OpenVPN
4 8 (15.38%) SSH
4 8 (15.38%) Wi-Fi
5 2 (3.85%) MQTT
6 1 (1.92%) AMQP
6 1 (1.92%) DHCP
6 1 (1.92%) Firewall
6 1 (1.92%) HTTPS
6 1 (1.92%) Internet
6 1 (1.92%) IPv6
6 1 (1.92%) LAN
6 1 (1.92%) RTCP
6 1 (1.92%) RTP
6 1 (1.92%) SMS
6 1 (1.92%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (30.77%) PostgreSQL
2 13 (25.00%) Amazon RDS
3 11 (21.15%) MongoDB
4 9 (17.31%) MySQL
5 5 (9.62%) Amazon DynamoDB
6 1 (1.92%) Apache Cassandra
6 1 (1.92%) Data Warehouse
Development Applications
1 29 (55.77%) Git (software)
2 20 (38.46%) Jenkins
3 18 (34.62%) Subversion
4 16 (30.77%) Maven
5 12 (23.08%) JIRA
5 12 (23.08%) JUnit
6 9 (17.31%) Ant
7 8 (15.38%) Bitbucket
7 8 (15.38%) Liquibase
7 8 (15.38%) SonarQube
7 8 (15.38%) Sonatype Nexus
8 5 (9.62%) Android Studio
8 5 (9.62%) Gradle
9 4 (7.69%) Selenium
10 3 (5.77%) CocoaPods
10 3 (5.77%) Eclipse
10 3 (5.77%) Mercurial
10 3 (5.77%) SoapUI
11 2 (3.85%) IntelliJ
11 2 (3.85%) WebLogic Workshop
General
1 7 (13.46%) Automotive
2 2 (3.85%) Advertising
3 1 (1.92%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 22 (42.31%) Developer
2 16 (30.77%) DevOps Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Java Developer
4 7 (13.46%) WebOps Engineer
5 5 (9.62%) Android Developer
6 4 (7.69%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 3 (5.77%) Architect
7 3 (5.77%) Senior Developer
7 3 (5.77%) Senior WebOps Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) AWS Engineer
8 2 (3.85%) Consultant
8 2 (3.85%) iOS Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Java Scala Developer
8 2 (3.85%) JavaScript Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Linux/Unix DevOps
8 2 (3.85%) Messaging Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Scala Developer
8 2 (3.85%) Software Architect
8 2 (3.85%) Software Engineer
9 1 (1.92%) Linux DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (36.54%) REST
2 18 (34.62%) XML
3 15 (28.85%) JSON
4 13 (25.00%) Elastic Stack
5 11 (21.15%) Web Services
6 8 (15.38%) MCollective
7 7 (13.46%) CSS
7 7 (13.46%) HTML
7 7 (13.46%) J2SE
8 6 (11.54%) HTML5
8 6 (11.54%) Servlets
8 6 (11.54%) WebSphere MQ
9 5 (9.62%) JMS
9 5 (9.62%) LEMP Stack
9 5 (9.62%) Sensu
9 5 (9.62%) SOAP
10 4 (7.69%) .NET
10 4 (7.69%) CSS3
10 4 (7.69%) Play Framework
10 4 (7.69%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 8 (15.38%) Linux Command Line
1 8 (15.38%) User Experience
2 5 (9.62%) Computer Science
3 2 (3.85%) Animation
3 2 (3.85%) Infotainment
3 2 (3.85%) Smartphone
4 1 (1.92%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.92%) Enterprise Software
4 1 (1.92%) Greenfield Project
4 1 (1.92%) Public Cloud
4 1 (1.92%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 28 (53.85%) Linux
2 9 (17.31%) CentOS
3 6 (11.54%) Android
4 4 (7.69%) Apple iOS
4 4 (7.69%) Unix
5 3 (5.77%) Windows
6 2 (3.85%) Mac OS X
6 2 (3.85%) Ubuntu
6 2 (3.85%) Windows Server
7 1 (1.92%) Debian
7 1 (1.92%) Fedora
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 47 (90.38%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (51.92%) DevOps
3 26 (50.00%) Continuous Integration
4 24 (46.15%) Scrum
5 20 (38.46%) Configuration Management
6 13 (25.00%) Open Source
7 11 (21.15%) Coaching
8 10 (19.23%) Test Automation
9 9 (17.31%) Continuous Delivery
9 9 (17.31%) Load Balancing
10 8 (15.38%) Service Management
10 8 (15.38%) Stakeholder Management
10 8 (15.38%) TDD
10 8 (15.38%) Web Operations
11 7 (13.46%) Process Architecture
12 6 (11.54%) Android Development
13 5 (9.62%) Regression Testing
13 5 (9.62%) Speech Recognition
13 5 (9.62%) UML
14 4 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 29 (55.77%) Java
2 17 (32.69%) Python
3 15 (28.85%) Ruby
4 14 (26.92%) Bash Shell
5 9 (17.31%) PHP
6 8 (15.38%) Groovy
7 7 (13.46%) SQL
8 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
9 4 (7.69%) Scala
10 3 (5.77%) Apple Swift
10 3 (5.77%) C#
10 3 (5.77%) Objective-C
11 2 (3.85%) Go
12 1 (1.92%) Perl
12 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 12 (23.08%) Security Cleared
2 10 (19.23%) SC Cleared
3 7 (13.46%) Degree
4 5 (9.62%) Computer Science Degree
5 1 (1.92%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.85%) QA
2 1 (1.92%) Disclosure Scotland
2 1 (1.92%) GCP
System Software
1 16 (30.77%) Docker
2 8 (15.38%) Postfix
2 8 (15.38%) Squid
2 8 (15.38%) vCloud
2 8 (15.38%) Virtual Machines
3 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.92%) KVM
3 1 (1.92%) VirtualBox
3 1 (1.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 1 (1.92%) Xen
Systems Management
1 23 (44.23%) Puppet
2 19 (36.54%) Ansible
3 13 (25.00%) Kibana
3 13 (25.00%) logstash
3 13 (25.00%) Opscode Chef
3 13 (25.00%) Salt
3 13 (25.00%) Terraform
4 8 (15.38%) Docker Swarm
4 8 (15.38%) Kubernetes
4 8 (15.38%) Rancher
4 8 (15.38%) Rsyslog
4 8 (15.38%) Sysdig
4 8 (15.38%) ZABBIX
5 5 (9.62%) collectd
5 5 (9.62%) StatsD
Vendors
1 11 (21.15%) VMware
2 8 (15.38%) Rackspace
2 8 (15.38%) Sonatype
3 5 (9.62%) SaltStack
4 3 (5.77%) Google
4 3 (5.77%) WSO2
5 2 (3.85%) Apple
5 2 (3.85%) MuleSoft
5 2 (3.85%) webMethods
6 1 (1.92%) Cisco
6 1 (1.92%) Citrix
6 1 (1.92%) Juniper
6 1 (1.92%) Microsoft
6 1 (1.92%) Mitel
6 1 (1.92%) Perforce
6 1 (1.92%) Red Hat