The table below looks at the statistics for Regular Expression skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regular Expression over the 3 months to 24 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 132 127 -
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 7 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.22% 0.071% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.87% 0.25% -
Number of daily rates quoted 7 1 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £283 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £316 £375
% change year-on-year
+2.76% -15.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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 North West region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
804 796 901
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.04% 28.11% 30.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 533 446 528
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £418 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 33 14
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.98 £16.00 £17.13
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.50 £36.96 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

Regular Expression
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

Regular Expression Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

Regular Expression
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Regular Expression Daily Rate Trend in the North West

Regular Expression
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 24 December 2014. 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
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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
Manchester -7 7 £325 +15.04%
Regular Expression
England

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 12 (70.59%) Linux
2 9 (52.94%) HTML
2 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 9 (52.94%) CSS
2 9 (52.94%) jQuery
3 8 (47.06%) ITIL
4 7 (41.18%) Apache
4 7 (41.18%) Windows
4 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
5 6 (35.29%) Finance
5 6 (35.29%) UNIX
6 5 (29.41%) C#
6 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
6 5 (29.41%) XHTML
6 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
6 5 (29.41%) SOA
6 5 (29.41%) Web Services
6 5 (29.41%) XML
6 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
6 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
6 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
6 5 (29.41%) Perl
6 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
6 5 (29.41%) .NET
6 5 (29.41%) Workflow
6 5 (29.41%) CMS
6 5 (29.41%) Scrum
6 5 (29.41%) MVC
6 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
6 5 (29.41%) NHS

Regular Expression
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 7 (41.18%) Apache
2 5 (29.41%) CMS
2 5 (29.41%) Apache Solr
2 5 (29.41%) Orchard CMS
2 5 (29.41%) Apache Spark
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere
3 2 (11.76%) Tomcat
3 2 (11.76%) WebSphere Application Server
3 2 (11.76%) WebLogic
Applications
1 5 (29.41%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (11.76%) SSL
1 2 (11.76%) Firewall
1 2 (11.76%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (29.41%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (29.41%) RavenDB
2 4 (23.53%) MySQL
3 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
3 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
4 1 (5.88%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (29.41%) Visual Studio
1 5 (29.41%) Git (software)
2 4 (23.53%) Subversion
General
1 6 (35.29%) Finance
2 4 (23.53%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (52.94%) Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior Developer
2 5 (29.41%) .NET Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Senior .NET Developer
2 5 (29.41%) Agile .NET Developer
3 4 (23.53%) PHP MySQL Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Front-End Developer
3 4 (23.53%) PHP Developer
3 4 (23.53%) MySQL Developer
3 4 (23.53%) Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Security Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Support Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) UNIX Consultant
4 2 (11.76%) UNIX Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Security Analyst
4 2 (11.76%) Linux Administrator
4 2 (11.76%) Firewall Support
5 1 (5.88%) Network Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (52.94%) CSS
1 9 (52.94%) HTML
1 9 (52.94%) jQuery
2 5 (29.41%) .NET
2 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET
2 5 (29.41%) RESTful
2 5 (29.41%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (29.41%) Sinatra
2 5 (29.41%) Web Services
2 5 (29.41%) XML
2 5 (29.41%) XHTML
2 5 (29.41%) SAML
2 5 (29.41%) Lucene
2 5 (29.41%) Ajax
2 5 (29.41%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (29.41%) LINQ
3 4 (23.53%) CSS3
3 4 (23.53%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 4 (23.53%) HTML5
3 4 (23.53%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (29.41%) Computer Science
1 5 (29.41%) Open Source
1 5 (29.41%) NHS
2 4 (23.53%) W3C
2 4 (23.53%) Mobile App
2 4 (23.53%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 12 (70.59%) Linux
2 7 (41.18%) Windows
3 6 (35.29%) UNIX
4 2 (11.76%) Windows XP
4 2 (11.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 2 (11.76%) Windows 7
5 1 (5.88%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (47.06%) ITIL
2 7 (41.18%) Mentoring
3 5 (29.41%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (29.41%) PRINCE2
3 5 (29.41%) SOA
3 5 (29.41%) MVC
3 5 (29.41%) Workflow
3 5 (29.41%) Scrum
3 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (29.41%) TDD
4 4 (23.53%) Digital Marketing
4 4 (23.53%) SEO
4 4 (23.53%) OOP
4 4 (23.53%) E-Commerce
5 3 (17.65%) Information Security
6 2 (11.76%) Data Management
6 2 (11.76%) Business Continuity
6 2 (11.76%) Migration
6 2 (11.76%) Change Management
6 2 (11.76%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 9 (52.94%) JavaScript
2 5 (29.41%) Perl
2 5 (29.41%) T-SQL
2 5 (29.41%) C#
2 5 (29.41%) Ruby
3 4 (23.53%) PHP
3 4 (23.53%) SQL
4 2 (11.76%) Shell Script
Qualifications
1 5 (29.41%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (5.88%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 1 (5.88%) HIPAA
System Software
1 2 (11.76%) Firmware
1 2 (11.76%) VMware ESX
1 2 (11.76%) RHEV
2 1 (5.88%) Active Directory
2 1 (5.88%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 1 (5.88%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Microsoft
2 4 (23.53%) Oracle
2 4 (23.53%) Sencha
2 4 (23.53%) Splunk
3 2 (11.76%) Sybase
3 2 (11.76%) IBM
3 2 (11.76%) VMware
3 2 (11.76%) Imperva
3 2 (11.76%) EMC
3 2 (11.76%) NetApp
3 2 (11.76%) Red Hat
4 1 (5.88%) Remedy