The table below looks at the statistics for Regular Expression skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regular Expression over the 3 months to 30 April 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 406 417 429
Rank change year-on-year
+11 +12
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 26 10 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.045% 0.030%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.15% 0.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 2 5
Average daily rate £525 £493 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.59% +64.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £379 £407 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £579 £380
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £600 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £16.52 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 - -
Regular Expression
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the London region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
7239 6847 6978
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 31.45% 30.53% 29.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 5478 4871 5068
Average daily rate £450 £425 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £310 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 26 34 31
Average hourly rate £25.13 £22.18 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.27% -50.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.52 £19.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.75 £55.00 £175.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

Regular Expression
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Regular Expression across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Regular Expression Jobs Demand Trend in London

Regular Expression
Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Regular Expression across the London region.

Regular Expression Daily Rate Trend in London

Regular Expression
Daily Rate Histogram in London

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Regular Expression across the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016.

Regular Expression Daily Rate Histogram in London

Regular Expression
Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Regular Expression across the London region.

Regular Expression Hourly Rate Trend in London

Regular Expression
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Regular Expression within the London region over the 3 months to 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +45 4 £550 - 1
Regular Expression
England

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Regular Expression also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Regular Expression.

1 30 (69.77%) XML
2 28 (65.12%) Splunk
3 27 (62.79%) Python
4 24 (55.81%) Java
5 20 (46.51%) JavaScript
5 20 (46.51%) Linux
6 19 (44.19%) HTML
7 17 (39.53%) Unix
8 13 (30.23%) C++
9 12 (27.91%) Perl
9 12 (27.91%) AIX
9 12 (27.91%) HPUX
9 12 (27.91%) Solaris
9 12 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
9 12 (27.91%) Nagios
9 12 (27.91%) Ruby
9 12 (27.91%) Relational Database
9 12 (27.91%) Puppet
10 11 (25.58%) JSON
10 11 (25.58%) SCCM
10 11 (25.58%) Time Management
10 11 (25.58%) Continuous Improvement
10 11 (25.58%) HP SiteScope
10 11 (25.58%) Shell Script
10 11 (25.58%) PHP
10 11 (25.58%) C#
11 9 (20.93%) HTTP
11 9 (20.93%) Data Modelling
11 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
12 8 (18.60%) JIRA

Regular Expression
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, IT contractor jobs across the London region citing Regular Expression also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Regular Expression. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 8 (18.60%) Node.js
2 3 (6.98%) WebSphere
3 2 (4.65%) IIS
4 1 (2.33%) Apache
4 1 (2.33%) CMS
4 1 (2.33%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (2.33%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (6.98%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (16.28%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 9 (20.93%) HTTP
2 5 (11.63%) Network Security
3 4 (9.30%) Firewall
3 4 (9.30%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (6.98%) VPN
5 2 (4.65%) BGP
5 2 (4.65%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.65%) Ethernet
5 2 (4.65%) Internet
5 2 (4.65%) LDAP
5 2 (4.65%) TCP/IP
5 2 (4.65%) VLAN
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
6 1 (2.33%) Cisco ISE
6 1 (2.33%) DNS
6 1 (2.33%) IPsec
6 1 (2.33%) NetScaler
6 1 (2.33%) SAN
6 1 (2.33%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (27.91%) Relational Database
2 8 (18.60%) MySQL
3 7 (16.28%) Apache Cassandra
3 7 (16.28%) MongoDB
4 6 (13.95%) Big Data
5 5 (11.63%) SQL Server
6 1 (2.33%) Crystal Reports
6 1 (2.33%) Data Mining
6 1 (2.33%) DB2
6 1 (2.33%) PowerCenter
6 1 (2.33%) Redis
6 1 (2.33%) SAP Data Services
6 1 (2.33%) Spotfire
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.33%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (18.60%) JIRA
2 7 (16.28%) Cucumber
2 7 (16.28%) IntelliJ
2 7 (16.28%) Jenkins
3 4 (9.30%) Metasploit
4 1 (2.33%) Babel
4 1 (2.33%) Grunt
4 1 (2.33%) gulp
4 1 (2.33%) Karma Test Runner
4 1 (2.33%) Mocha
4 1 (2.33%) Selenium
4 1 (2.33%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (16.28%) Banking
2 3 (6.98%) Publishing
3 1 (2.33%) Bulgarian Language
3 1 (2.33%) Estonian Language
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Latvian Language
3 1 (2.33%) Lithuanian Language
3 1 (2.33%) Romanian Language
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 11 (25.58%) Support Engineer
2 10 (23.26%) Developer
3 9 (20.93%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (20.93%) Linux Support
3 9 (20.93%) Linux Support Engineer
4 7 (16.28%) Scala Developer
5 6 (13.95%) Knowledge Manager
6 4 (9.30%) Administrator
6 4 (9.30%) Analyst
6 4 (9.30%) Splunk Administrator
7 3 (6.98%) Architect
7 3 (6.98%) Knowledge Specialist
7 3 (6.98%) Linux Scripter
7 3 (6.98%) Security Manager
7 3 (6.98%) Security Specialist
7 3 (6.98%) Splunk Specialist
7 3 (6.98%) Technical Engineer
7 3 (6.98%) Technical Support
7 3 (6.98%) Technical Support Engineer
8 2 (4.65%) Security Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (69.77%) XML
2 19 (44.19%) HTML
3 11 (25.58%) JSON
4 8 (18.60%) CSS
5 7 (16.28%) Akka
5 7 (16.28%) Kafka
5 7 (16.28%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.33%) Browserify
6 1 (2.33%) DOM
6 1 (2.33%) Express
6 1 (2.33%) HTML5
6 1 (2.33%) koa
6 1 (2.33%) Middleware
6 1 (2.33%) Natural Language Processing
Miscellaneous
1 8 (18.60%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (4.65%) Computer Science
2 2 (4.65%) Cyberthreat
2 2 (4.65%) Taxonomies
3 1 (2.33%) Algorithms
3 1 (2.33%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.33%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
Operating Systems
1 20 (46.51%) Linux
2 17 (39.53%) Unix
3 12 (27.91%) AIX
3 12 (27.91%) HPUX
3 12 (27.91%) Solaris
4 7 (16.28%) Android
4 7 (16.28%) Apple iOS
4 7 (16.28%) Windows
5 2 (4.65%) Mac OS X
5 2 (4.65%) SUSE
6 1 (2.33%) Oracle Linux
6 1 (2.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (27.91%) Business Intelligence
2 11 (25.58%) Continuous Improvement
2 11 (25.58%) Time Management
3 9 (20.93%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.93%) Data Modelling
4 8 (18.60%) Software Engineering
5 7 (16.28%) BDD
5 7 (16.28%) Continuous Integration
5 7 (16.28%) Kanban
5 7 (16.28%) Scrum
5 7 (16.28%) TDD
6 4 (9.30%) Change Management
6 4 (9.30%) Data Security
6 4 (9.30%) SDLC
7 3 (6.98%) Open Source
8 2 (4.65%) Cybersecurity
8 2 (4.65%) DevOps
8 2 (4.65%) Load Balancing
8 2 (4.65%) Migration
8 2 (4.65%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 27 (62.79%) Python
2 24 (55.81%) Java
3 20 (46.51%) JavaScript
4 13 (30.23%) C++
5 12 (27.91%) Perl
5 12 (27.91%) Ruby
6 11 (25.58%) C#
6 11 (25.58%) PHP
6 11 (25.58%) Shell Script
7 7 (16.28%) Scala
8 4 (9.30%) SQL
9 3 (6.98%) Bash Shell
10 1 (2.33%) ES6
10 1 (2.33%) Korn
10 1 (2.33%) PowerShell
10 1 (2.33%) R
10 1 (2.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.98%) Degree
1 3 (6.98%) GCIA
1 3 (6.98%) GCIH
1 3 (6.98%) GSEC
2 2 (4.65%) GCED
2 2 (4.65%) GCFW
2 2 (4.65%) GCUX
2 2 (4.65%) GCWN
3 1 (2.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (6.98%) QA
2 1 (2.33%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 2 (4.65%) Firmware
1 2 (4.65%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (2.33%) FreeRADIUS
2 1 (2.33%) Hyper-V
2 1 (2.33%) Snort
2 1 (2.33%) VMware ESX
2 1 (2.33%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 12 (27.91%) Nagios
1 12 (27.91%) Puppet
2 11 (25.58%) HP SiteScope
2 11 (25.58%) SCCM
3 4 (9.30%) CFEngine
3 4 (9.30%) Nessus
3 4 (9.30%) Nmap
3 4 (9.30%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (2.33%) CA Spectrum
4 1 (2.33%) Cacti
Vendors
1 28 (65.12%) Splunk
2 4 (9.30%) Microsoft
3 3 (6.98%) PeopleSoft
4 2 (4.65%) CheckPoint
4 2 (4.65%) Cisco
4 2 (4.65%) IBM
4 2 (4.65%) Lancope
4 2 (4.65%) Oracle
4 2 (4.65%) Tableau
4 2 (4.65%) VMware
5 1 (2.33%) Ab Initio
5 1 (2.33%) CA
5 1 (2.33%) Citrix
5 1 (2.33%) Cognos
5 1 (2.33%) HP
5 1 (2.33%) Informatica
5 1 (2.33%) Palo Alto
5 1 (2.33%) SAP
5 1 (2.33%) TIBCO