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 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank - 125 118
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 0 10 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - 0.32% 0.041%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.32% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Average daily rate
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- £263 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
883 760 637
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 22.75% 24.49% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 566 440 333
Average daily rate £363 £350 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.57% +12.90%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 13 30
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.57 £29.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.75% +35.41%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.16 £21.00 £13.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.09 £140.00 £155.70
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) XHTML
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
1 2 (66.67%) NHS
1 2 (66.67%) SAML
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
1 2 (66.67%) Ajax
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science

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

For the 6 months to 24 April 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 2 (66.67%) Apache
1 2 (66.67%) CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Solr
1 2 (66.67%) Orchard CMS
1 2 (66.67%) Apache Spark
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Network Security
1 1 (33.33%) Firewall
1 1 (33.33%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2005
1 2 (66.67%) RavenDB
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
1 2 (66.67%) Git (software)
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior Developer
1 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Senior .NET Developer
1 2 (66.67%) Agile .NET Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Firewall Support
2 1 (33.33%) Technical Support
2 1 (33.33%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
1 2 (66.67%) CSS
1 2 (66.67%) Web Services
1 2 (66.67%) XML
1 2 (66.67%) HTML
1 2 (66.67%) .NET
1 2 (66.67%) XHTML
1 2 (66.67%) SAML
1 2 (66.67%) Ajax
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby on Rails
1 2 (66.67%) LINQ
1 2 (66.67%) jQuery
1 2 (66.67%) Lucene
1 2 (66.67%) RESTful
1 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Sinatra
Miscellaneous
1 2 (66.67%) NHS
1 2 (66.67%) Computer Science
1 2 (66.67%) Open Source
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) CentOS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows XP
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
1 1 (33.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) ITIL
1 2 (66.67%) PRINCE2
1 2 (66.67%) SOA
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
1 2 (66.67%) Workflow
1 2 (66.67%) Scrum
1 2 (66.67%) Continuous Integration
1 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (66.67%) TDD
1 2 (66.67%) Mentoring
2 1 (33.33%) Time Management
Programming Languages
1 2 (66.67%) C#
1 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
1 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
1 2 (66.67%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (66.67%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) HIPAA
1 1 (33.33%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (33.33%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (33.33%) VMware ESX
1 1 (33.33%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (33.33%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 1 (33.33%) Imperva
2 1 (33.33%) VMware
2 1 (33.33%) Remedy
2 1 (33.33%) Oracle