Period
to 24 May 2019

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 24 May 2019 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
24 May 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 168 152 118
Rank change year-on-year -16 -34 +28
Contract jobs citing HTTP 23 37 54
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.50% 0.76% 1.25%
As % of the Communications & Networking category 4.19% 5.09% 9.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 30 38
West Midlands median daily rate £520 £500 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.00% +5.26% +11.76%
10th Percentile £483 £359 £285
90th Percentile £550 £562 £541
England median daily rate £525 £500 £475
% change year-on-year +5.00% +5.26% +6.74%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 2
West Midlands median hourly rate £35.00 - £30.00
England median hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £43.25
% change year-on-year +62.79% -50.29% +8.13%

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 549 727 564
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 11.82% 14.84% 13.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 273 428 297
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £400 £400
10th Percentile £200 £200 £170
90th Percentile £550 £538 £539
England median daily rate £438 £425 £415
% change year-on-year +2.94% +2.41% +3.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 45 39
West Midlands median hourly rate £13.17 £18.78 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -29.85% +17.34% +12.28%
10th Percentile £11.55 £12.20 £10.45
90th Percentile £45.25 £33.33 £72.50
England median hourly rate £20.00 £20.00 £19.90
% change year-on-year - +0.50% -20.40%

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 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 24 May 2019. 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 16 £513 -
Shropshire -26 4 £515 -7.62%
Warwickshire - 2 £513 -
HTTP
England

For the 6 months to 24 May 2019, 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 19 (82.61%) Java
1 19 (82.61%) Linux
2 17 (73.91%) SSL
3 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
3 15 (65.22%) DevOps
4 14 (60.87%) Amazon AWS
4 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
4 14 (60.87%) Continuous Integration
4 14 (60.87%) .NET
5 13 (56.52%) TCP/IP
5 13 (56.52%) Configuration Management
5 13 (56.52%) Open Source
6 12 (52.17%) Puppet
7 11 (47.83%) J2EE
8 10 (43.48%) IIS
8 10 (43.48%) Servlets
8 10 (43.48%) DHCP
8 10 (43.48%) FTP
8 10 (43.48%) Apache
8 10 (43.48%) Tomcat
8 10 (43.48%) IPsec
8 10 (43.48%) VMware
8 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
8 10 (43.48%) DNS
8 10 (43.48%) Amazon EC2
8 10 (43.48%) Google App Engine
8 10 (43.48%) Google Cloud Platform
8 10 (43.48%) Jetty
8 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
8 10 (43.48%) nginx

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 (43.48%) Apache
1 10 (43.48%) IIS
1 10 (43.48%) Jetty
1 10 (43.48%) Mongrel
1 10 (43.48%) nginx
1 10 (43.48%) Tomcat
1 10 (43.48%) WebSphere
2 2 (8.70%) OpenStack
Business Applications
1 2 (8.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (60.87%) Amazon AWS
2 10 (43.48%) Amazon EC2
2 10 (43.48%) Google App Engine
2 10 (43.48%) Google Cloud Platform
3 4 (17.39%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (8.70%) Dynamics 365
Communications & Networking
1 17 (73.91%) SSL
2 13 (56.52%) TCP/IP
3 10 (43.48%) DHCP
3 10 (43.48%) DNS
3 10 (43.48%) FTP
3 10 (43.48%) IPsec
4 3 (13.04%) VPN
5 2 (8.70%) 802.11
5 2 (8.70%) SNMP
5 2 (8.70%) VoIP
5 2 (8.70%) Wireless
6 1 (4.35%) Firewall
6 1 (4.35%) HTTPS
6 1 (4.35%) MPLS
6 1 (4.35%) Network Security
6 1 (4.35%) SMTP
6 1 (4.35%) SSH
6 1 (4.35%) Telnet
6 1 (4.35%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (8.70%) SQL Server
2 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
2 1 (4.35%) MySQL
2 1 (4.35%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 14 (60.87%) Jenkins
2 10 (43.48%) Travis CI
3 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
3 4 (17.39%) SoapUI
3 4 (17.39%) Subversion
4 3 (13.04%) Maven
5 2 (8.70%) Burp Suite
5 2 (8.70%) Metasploit
6 1 (4.35%) sqlmap
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) DevOps Engineer
2 4 (17.39%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) AWS Engineer
3 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
4 2 (8.70%) AWS DevOps
4 2 (8.70%) AWS DevOps Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Azure Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Integration Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (8.70%) Penetration Tester
4 2 (8.70%) Tester
5 1 (4.35%) Applications Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Consultant
5 1 (4.35%) Linux/Unix DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Network Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Python Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior Developer
5 1 (4.35%) Senior DevOps
5 1 (4.35%) Senior WebOps Engineer
5 1 (4.35%) WebOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (60.87%) .NET
2 11 (47.83%) J2EE
3 10 (43.48%) Servlets
4 4 (17.39%) JSON
4 4 (17.39%) JSON Schema
4 4 (17.39%) Middleware
4 4 (17.39%) SOAP
4 4 (17.39%) WSDL
4 4 (17.39%) XML
4 4 (17.39%) XSD
5 3 (13.04%) XSLT
6 2 (8.70%) .NET Core
6 2 (8.70%) 802.1X
6 2 (8.70%) NHibernate
6 2 (8.70%) RESTful
6 2 (8.70%) Swagger
6 2 (8.70%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (8.70%) Cyberthreat
1 2 (8.70%) Data Centre
1 2 (8.70%) Mobile App
1 2 (8.70%) SCADA
1 2 (8.70%) Wiki
2 1 (4.35%) Self-Motivation
2 1 (4.35%) Social Media
Operating Systems
1 19 (82.61%) Linux
2 4 (17.39%) Unix
3 3 (13.04%) Mac OS X
4 2 (8.70%) Kali Linux
5 1 (4.35%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (65.22%) Agile Software Development
1 15 (65.22%) DevOps
2 14 (60.87%) Continuous Integration
3 13 (56.52%) Configuration Management
3 13 (56.52%) Open Source
4 5 (21.74%) TDD
4 5 (21.74%) Test Automation
5 4 (17.39%) API Design
5 4 (17.39%) Conceptual Models
5 4 (17.39%) Deployment Automation
5 4 (17.39%) Microservices
5 4 (17.39%) Problem-Solving
5 4 (17.39%) Sequence Diagram
5 4 (17.39%) SOA
6 3 (13.04%) Cybersecurity
6 3 (13.04%) Kanban
6 3 (13.04%) Scrum
7 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
7 2 (8.70%) Mathematics
7 2 (8.70%) Penetration Testing
Programming Languages
1 19 (82.61%) Java
2 5 (21.74%) C#
2 5 (21.74%) PHP
3 4 (17.39%) Python
3 4 (17.39%) Ruby
4 2 (8.70%) Bash Shell
4 2 (8.70%) C
4 2 (8.70%) Lua
4 2 (8.70%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.70%) PowerShell
4 2 (8.70%) SQL
4 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.35%) C++
5 1 (4.35%) Perl
Qualifications
1 4 (17.39%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (13.04%) Security Cleared
3 2 (8.70%) Degree
3 2 (8.70%) OSCE
4 1 (4.35%) CGEIT
4 1 (4.35%) CISA
4 1 (4.35%) CISM
4 1 (4.35%) CISSP
4 1 (4.35%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (4.35%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 10 (43.48%) VMware Infrastructure
1 10 (43.48%) Xen
2 4 (17.39%) Docker
Systems Management
1 12 (52.17%) Puppet
2 8 (34.78%) Terraform
3 4 (17.39%) Ansible
4 2 (8.70%) Nessus
4 2 (8.70%) Nmap
5 1 (4.35%) Kubernetes
5 1 (4.35%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 10 (43.48%) Google
1 10 (43.48%) Microsoft
1 10 (43.48%) VMware
2 3 (13.04%) WSO2
3 2 (8.70%) Oracle
4 1 (4.35%) CheckPoint
4 1 (4.35%) Cisco
4 1 (4.35%) Fortinet