The table below looks at the statistics for AWK skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AWK over the 3 months to 10 February 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.

Location
3 months to
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
AWK
Rank 561 597 559
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -38
Contract jobs citing AWK 65 15 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.029% 0.058%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.33% 0.077% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 33 5 14
Average daily rate £350 £375 £613
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -38.77%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £316 £422
10% offered a daily rate of more than £424 £450 £785
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £375 £725
% change year-on-year
-6.66% -48.27%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 1
Average hourly rate £20.50 £36.50 £42.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-43.83% -13.09%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.50 £42.00
% change year-on-year
- -13.09%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19656 19551 18415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.21% 37.75% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13337 12950 11549
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 441 498
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.40 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

AWK
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing AWK within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

AWK Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

AWK
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing AWK within the UK.

AWK Daily Rate Trend in the UK

AWK
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing AWK within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 2016.

AWK Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

AWK
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing AWK within the UK.

AWK Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

AWK
Top 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWK within the UK over the 3 months to 10 February 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
England +42 60 £350 -6.66% 5
South East +33 21 £350 +9.37% 1
South West +17 13 £370 -
London +16 13 £442 - 4
North West -8 13 £450 +20.00%
Swindon - 12 £370 -
Wiltshire - 12 £370 -
Manchester - 10 £450 -
Berkshire +16 9 £300 - 1
Reading - 9 £300 - 1
Surrey - 5 £400 -
City of London +37 4 £442 - 1
Buckinghamshire +15 4 £338 -
Scotland - 4 £375 -
Milton Keynes +4 3 £338 -
Andover - 3 £350 -
Cheshire - 3 - -
Leatherhead - 3 £400 -
Hampshire - 3 £350 -
Edinburgh - 2 £350 -
Glasgow - 2 £420 -
Sale - 1 £450 -
Camberley - 1 - -

AWK
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing AWK 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 AWK.

1 75 (78.95%) Linux
2 66 (69.47%) sed
3 60 (63.16%) Bash Shell
4 53 (55.79%) Unix
5 48 (50.53%) Perl
6 39 (41.05%) Python
7 36 (37.89%) Oracle
7 36 (37.89%) Java
8 34 (35.79%) SQL
9 33 (34.74%) Apache
9 33 (34.74%) Red Hat
10 30 (31.58%) Shell Script
11 29 (30.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 27 (28.42%) Finance
13 26 (27.37%) Windows
14 23 (24.21%) Git (software)
15 22 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
16 21 (22.11%) Configuration Management
17 20 (21.05%) JIRA
17 20 (21.05%) Open Source
18 19 (20.00%) ITIL
18 19 (20.00%) OO
19 18 (18.95%) Scrum
20 16 (16.84%) Jenkins
21 15 (15.79%) Degree
22 14 (14.74%) Spring
22 14 (14.74%) Maven
22 14 (14.74%) Puppet
22 14 (14.74%) Eclipse
23 13 (13.68%) OOD

AWK
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing AWK 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 AWK. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 33 (34.74%) Apache
2 7 (7.37%) Apache Solr
2 7 (7.37%) Confluence
3 5 (5.26%) Tomcat
4 4 (4.21%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (4.21%) Oracle HTTP Server
4 4 (4.21%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.05%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.05%) JBoss
5 1 (1.05%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.05%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.11%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.37%) SAN
1 7 (7.37%) SSH
2 6 (6.32%) HTTP
3 3 (3.16%) Broadband
3 3 (3.16%) SSL
4 1 (1.05%) Ethernet
4 1 (1.05%) Firewall
4 1 (1.05%) IPsec
4 1 (1.05%) Kerberos
4 1 (1.05%) LAN
4 1 (1.05%) LDAP
4 1 (1.05%) Modbus
4 1 (1.05%) NAS
4 1 (1.05%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.05%) VLAN
4 1 (1.05%) VPN
4 1 (1.05%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (13.68%) Apache Hive
1 13 (13.68%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (13.68%) Hadoop
1 13 (13.68%) PostgreSQL
2 12 (12.63%) MySQL
3 11 (11.58%) Big Data
4 10 (10.53%) HBase
5 9 (9.47%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 6 (6.32%) Oracle Database
7 4 (4.21%) DB2
7 4 (4.21%) SQL Server
8 3 (3.16%) Data Mining
8 3 (3.16%) NoSQL
8 3 (3.16%) VoltDB
9 1 (1.05%) Apache Cassandra
9 1 (1.05%) OLTP
9 1 (1.05%) Oracle Reports
9 1 (1.05%) QlikView
9 1 (1.05%) VLDB
Development Applications
1 23 (24.21%) Git (software)
2 20 (21.05%) JIRA
3 16 (16.84%) Jenkins
4 14 (14.74%) Eclipse
4 14 (14.74%) Maven
5 13 (13.68%) Subversion
6 12 (12.63%) JUnit
6 12 (12.63%) Mockito
7 3 (3.16%) CruiseControl
7 3 (3.16%) Log4j
7 3 (3.16%) Selenium
8 1 (1.05%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (1.05%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.05%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.05%) SpecFlow
General
1 27 (28.42%) Finance
2 6 (6.32%) Retail
3 5 (5.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.16%) Marketing
5 2 (2.11%) Avionics
6 1 (1.05%) Financial Institution
6 1 (1.05%) Investment Banking
6 1 (1.05%) Retail Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (24.21%) Developer
2 21 (22.11%) Analyst
3 12 (12.63%) Technical Analyst
4 10 (10.53%) Applications Support
4 10 (10.53%) Java Developer
5 9 (9.47%) Hadoop Developer
5 9 (9.47%) Linux Engineer
6 8 (8.42%) Linux Administrator
7 7 (7.37%) Administrator
7 7 (7.37%) Project Manager
8 6 (6.32%) Digital Analyst
8 6 (6.32%) Linux Support
8 6 (6.32%) Software Engineer
8 6 (6.32%) Systems Administrator
9 5 (5.26%) Access Developer
9 5 (5.26%) Support Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Applications Support Engineer
10 4 (4.21%) Business Analyst
10 4 (4.21%) Business Developer
10 4 (4.21%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (14.74%) Spring
2 13 (13.68%) Apache Commons
2 13 (13.68%) Cascading
2 13 (13.68%) LAPP Stack
3 12 (12.63%) Guava
4 4 (4.21%) Pandas
4 4 (4.21%) REST
4 4 (4.21%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (3.16%) .NET
5 3 (3.16%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (3.16%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (3.16%) J2EE
6 2 (2.11%) JSON
6 2 (2.11%) LAMP
6 2 (2.11%) RESTful
6 2 (2.11%) SOAP
6 2 (2.11%) XML
7 1 (1.05%) CGI
7 1 (1.05%) ELK Stack
7 1 (1.05%) Hibernate
Miscellaneous
1 13 (13.68%) Computer Science
2 12 (12.63%) Algorithms
3 6 (6.32%) Data Centre
4 5 (5.26%) Clustering
4 5 (5.26%) Management Information System
5 4 (4.21%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (4.21%) Cryptography
5 4 (4.21%) HACMP
6 3 (3.16%) LPAR
6 3 (3.16%) PKI
6 3 (3.16%) SCADA
6 3 (3.16%) Smart Meter
7 2 (2.11%) EMC VMAX
7 2 (2.11%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.11%) Replication
7 2 (2.11%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.05%) EMC VNX
8 1 (1.05%) Fintech
8 1 (1.05%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 75 (78.95%) Linux
2 53 (55.79%) Unix
3 29 (30.53%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 26 (27.37%) Windows
5 13 (13.68%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (6.32%) Windows Server
7 4 (4.21%) AIX
8 3 (3.16%) VMS
9 2 (2.11%) CentOS
9 2 (2.11%) Mac OS
9 2 (2.11%) Solaris
10 1 (1.05%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.05%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (23.16%) Agile Software Development
2 21 (22.11%) Configuration Management
3 20 (21.05%) Open Source
4 19 (20.00%) ITIL
4 19 (20.00%) OO
5 18 (18.95%) Scrum
6 13 (13.68%) ETL
6 13 (13.68%) OOD
7 12 (12.63%) ETL Development
7 12 (12.63%) Load Balancing
7 12 (12.63%) Pair Programming
7 12 (12.63%) Unit Testing
8 11 (11.58%) E-Commerce
8 11 (11.58%) ITIL V3
9 8 (8.42%) Identity Management
9 8 (8.42%) SDLC
10 7 (7.37%) High Availability
10 7 (7.37%) Matrix Management
11 6 (6.32%) Data Management
11 6 (6.32%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 66 (69.47%) sed
2 60 (63.16%) Bash Shell
3 48 (50.53%) Perl
4 39 (41.05%) Python
5 36 (37.89%) Java
6 34 (35.79%) SQL
7 30 (31.58%) Shell Script
8 10 (10.53%) Korn
9 7 (7.37%) C
9 7 (7.37%) PL/SQL
10 6 (6.32%) PowerShell
11 4 (4.21%) C#
11 4 (4.21%) Ruby
12 3 (3.16%) Lua
12 3 (3.16%) PHP
12 3 (3.16%) VBA
13 2 (2.11%) C++
13 2 (2.11%) C-shell
13 2 (2.11%) Scala
13 2 (2.11%) XPath
Qualifications
1 15 (15.79%) Degree
2 11 (11.58%) SC Cleared
2 11 (11.58%) Security Cleared
3 3 (3.16%) CCNA
3 3 (3.16%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (2.11%) HNC
4 2 (2.11%) HND
4 2 (2.11%) MCSE
4 2 (2.11%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (2.11%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (8.42%) SLA
2 2 (2.11%) SDET
3 1 (1.05%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.05%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.05%) QA
System Software
1 12 (12.63%) Samba
2 11 (11.58%) NFS
3 9 (9.47%) VMware Infrastructure
4 5 (5.26%) Veritas File System
5 4 (4.21%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (4.21%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.11%) Cygwin
6 2 (2.11%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.11%) XenServer
7 1 (1.05%) KVM
7 1 (1.05%) Shibboleth
7 1 (1.05%) Tivoli Directory Server
7 1 (1.05%) Veritas Volume Manager
7 1 (1.05%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 14 (14.74%) Puppet
2 13 (13.68%) Oozie
3 12 (12.63%) Opscode Chef
4 2 (2.11%) Nagios
4 2 (2.11%) Red Hat Satellite
5 1 (1.05%) Ansible
5 1 (1.05%) CA Single Sign-On
5 1 (1.05%) Kibana
5 1 (1.05%) logstash
5 1 (1.05%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.05%) OpenAM
5 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Spacewalk
5 1 (1.05%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.05%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 36 (37.89%) Oracle
2 33 (34.74%) Red Hat
3 13 (13.68%) NetApp
4 10 (10.53%) IBM
5 9 (9.47%) VMware
6 6 (6.32%) EMC
6 6 (6.32%) Tableau
7 5 (5.26%) Ab Initio
7 5 (5.26%) hybris
7 5 (5.26%) Veritas
8 4 (4.21%) 3PAR
8 4 (4.21%) Remedy
8 4 (4.21%) Symantec
9 3 (3.16%) Sybase
10 2 (2.11%) Citrix
10 2 (2.11%) Perforce
11 1 (1.05%) Google
11 1 (1.05%) HP
11 1 (1.05%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.05%) Sun