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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 127 118 -
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 10 14 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.31% 0.47% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.26% 1.58% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 10 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £306 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.96% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £308 -
% change year-on-year
+13.63% -
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
792 886 1062
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 24.91% 29.95% 31.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 480 481 576
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 17 30
Average hourly rate £32.50 £33.28 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.33% +10.92%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £30.00 £18.00 £18.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 19 September 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 -10 4 £300 -7.69%
Regular Expression
England

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 17 (89.47%) Linux
2 15 (78.95%) UNIX
3 14 (73.68%) Perl
4 12 (63.16%) ITIL
5 10 (52.63%) Information Security
5 10 (52.63%) Performance Management
6 8 (42.11%) Splunk
7 7 (36.84%) Windows
8 6 (31.58%) Finance
9 5 (26.32%) Change Management
9 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
9 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
10 4 (21.05%) W3C
10 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
10 4 (21.05%) CSS
10 4 (21.05%) HTML
10 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
10 4 (21.05%) OOP
10 4 (21.05%) PHP
10 4 (21.05%) SQL
10 4 (21.05%) MySQL
10 4 (21.05%) SEO
10 4 (21.05%) Ext JS
10 4 (21.05%) HTML5
10 4 (21.05%) Sencha
10 4 (21.05%) CSS3
10 4 (21.05%) Marketing
10 4 (21.05%) Digital Marketing
10 4 (21.05%) jQuery
10 4 (21.05%) Subversion

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

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 2 (10.53%) WebSphere Application Server
1 2 (10.53%) WebLogic
1 2 (10.53%) Apache
1 2 (10.53%) Tomcat
1 2 (10.53%) WebSphere
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (21.05%) MySQL
2 2 (10.53%) RDBMS
2 2 (10.53%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 4 (21.05%) Subversion
General
1 6 (31.58%) Finance
2 4 (21.05%) Marketing
3 3 (15.79%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (42.11%) Analyst
2 6 (31.58%) Administrator
3 5 (26.32%) Linux Administrator
4 4 (21.05%) Developer
4 4 (21.05%) MySQL Developer
4 4 (21.05%) PHP Developer
4 4 (21.05%) Front-End Developer
4 4 (21.05%) PHP MySQL Developer
5 3 (15.79%) Linux Systems Administrator
5 3 (15.79%) Linux Engineer
5 3 (15.79%) Systems Administrator
5 3 (15.79%) Systems Engineer
6 2 (10.53%) Security Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) Consultant
6 2 (10.53%) UNIX Administrator
6 2 (10.53%) UNIX Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) UNIX Support
7 1 (5.26%) GIS Analyst
7 1 (5.26%) Linux Consultant
7 1 (5.26%) UNIX Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (21.05%) CSS
1 4 (21.05%) HTML
1 4 (21.05%) Ext JS
1 4 (21.05%) HTML5
1 4 (21.05%) CSS3
1 4 (21.05%) jQuery
1 4 (21.05%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (10.53%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 4 (21.05%) W3C
1 4 (21.05%) User Experience
1 4 (21.05%) Mobile App
2 2 (10.53%) Firmware
3 1 (5.26%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 17 (89.47%) Linux
2 15 (78.95%) UNIX
3 7 (36.84%) Windows
4 2 (10.53%) Windows 7
4 2 (10.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (63.16%) ITIL
2 10 (52.63%) Information Security
2 10 (52.63%) Performance Management
3 5 (26.32%) Change Management
4 4 (21.05%) E-Commerce
4 4 (21.05%) OOP
4 4 (21.05%) SEO
4 4 (21.05%) Digital Marketing
5 3 (15.79%) Analytics
6 2 (10.53%) Data Management
6 2 (10.53%) Capacity Planning
6 2 (10.53%) Migration
6 2 (10.53%) Business Continuity
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Improvement
6 2 (10.53%) Performance Tuning
6 2 (10.53%) Mentoring
6 2 (10.53%) Coaching
Programming Languages
1 14 (73.68%) Perl
2 5 (26.32%) Shell Script
3 4 (21.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (21.05%) PHP
3 4 (21.05%) SQL
System Software
1 2 (10.53%) RHEV
Vendors
1 8 (42.11%) Splunk
2 5 (26.32%) Red Hat
3 4 (21.05%) Sencha
4 2 (10.53%) IBM
4 2 (10.53%) EMC
4 2 (10.53%) NetApp
4 2 (10.53%) Oracle
4 2 (10.53%) Sybase
4 2 (10.53%) Cyber-Ark