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 28 January 2015 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
28 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 125 126 123
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -3
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 3 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 0.097% 0.074% 0.038%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.38% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 1
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£325 £283 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+15.04% -19.28%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.04% -24.66%
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
790 747 784
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 25.62% 27.70% 29.80%
Number of daily rates quoted 513 419 462
Average daily rate £350 £338 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 21 18 8
Average hourly rate £22.50 £32.50 £38.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-30.76% -14.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.05 £21.00 £9.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.25 £40.00 £42.29
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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 28 January 2015. 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 -1 3 £325 +15.04%
Regular Expression
England

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 7 (63.64%) HTML
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
1 7 (63.64%) CSS
1 7 (63.64%) jQuery
2 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 6 (54.55%) Linux
3 5 (45.45%) SOA
3 5 (45.45%) Apache
3 5 (45.45%) XHTML
3 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
3 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
3 5 (45.45%) NHS
3 5 (45.45%) SAML
3 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
3 5 (45.45%) C#
3 5 (45.45%) Web Services
3 5 (45.45%) XML
3 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
3 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
3 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
3 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
3 5 (45.45%) .NET
3 5 (45.45%) MVC
3 5 (45.45%) CMS
3 5 (45.45%) Scrum
3 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (45.45%) TDD
3 5 (45.45%) Lucene
3 5 (45.45%) Workflow
3 5 (45.45%) Ruby

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

For the 6 months to 28 January 2015, 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 5 (45.45%) Apache
1 5 (45.45%) CMS
1 5 (45.45%) Apache Solr
1 5 (45.45%) Orchard CMS
1 5 (45.45%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 5 (45.45%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (18.18%) SSL
1 2 (18.18%) Firewall
1 2 (18.18%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2005
1 5 (45.45%) SQL Server 2008
1 5 (45.45%) RavenDB
2 2 (18.18%) MySQL
3 1 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Visual Studio
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
2 2 (18.18%) Subversion
General
1 2 (18.18%) Marketing
1 2 (18.18%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (63.64%) Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior Developer
2 5 (45.45%) .NET Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Senior .NET Developer
2 5 (45.45%) Agile .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Firewall Support
3 2 (18.18%) MySQL Developer
3 2 (18.18%) PHP Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Support Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Analyst
3 2 (18.18%) Front-End Developer
3 2 (18.18%) PHP MySQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Network Security Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Technical Support
4 1 (9.09%) Network Support Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Support
4 1 (9.09%) Security Consultant
4 1 (9.09%) Network Analyst
4 1 (9.09%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (63.64%) HTML
1 7 (63.64%) CSS
1 7 (63.64%) jQuery
2 5 (45.45%) XHTML
2 5 (45.45%) SAML
2 5 (45.45%) Web Services
2 5 (45.45%) XML
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET
2 5 (45.45%) .NET
2 5 (45.45%) Lucene
2 5 (45.45%) Ajax
2 5 (45.45%) Ruby on Rails
2 5 (45.45%) LINQ
2 5 (45.45%) RESTful
2 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
2 5 (45.45%) Sinatra
3 2 (18.18%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 2 (18.18%) CSS3
3 2 (18.18%) HTML5
3 2 (18.18%) Ext JS
Miscellaneous
1 5 (45.45%) NHS
1 5 (45.45%) Computer Science
1 5 (45.45%) Open Source
2 2 (18.18%) W3C
2 2 (18.18%) User Experience
2 2 (18.18%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 6 (54.55%) Linux
2 3 (27.27%) Windows
3 2 (18.18%) UNIX
3 2 (18.18%) Windows XP
4 1 (9.09%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (54.55%) ITIL
2 5 (45.45%) SOA
2 5 (45.45%) PRINCE2
2 5 (45.45%) MVC
2 5 (45.45%) Scrum
2 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (45.45%) TDD
2 5 (45.45%) Workflow
2 5 (45.45%) Continuous Integration
2 5 (45.45%) Mentoring
3 2 (18.18%) E-Commerce
3 2 (18.18%) OOP
3 2 (18.18%) SEO
3 2 (18.18%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (9.09%) Time Management
4 1 (9.09%) Performance Management
4 1 (9.09%) Information Security
Programming Languages
1 7 (63.64%) JavaScript
2 5 (45.45%) C#
2 5 (45.45%) T-SQL
2 5 (45.45%) Ruby
3 2 (18.18%) PHP
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Perl
Qualifications
1 5 (45.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (9.09%) HIPAA
1 1 (9.09%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (18.18%) VMware ESX
2 1 (9.09%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (9.09%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (9.09%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 5 (45.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (18.18%) VMware
2 2 (18.18%) Splunk
2 2 (18.18%) Sencha
2 2 (18.18%) Imperva
3 1 (9.09%) Remedy