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 1 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
1 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
AWK
Rank 556 566 533
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -33
Contract jobs citing AWK 30 27 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.054% 0.050% 0.023%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.14% 0.14% 0.063%
Number of daily rates quoted 18 12 8
Average daily rate
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£506 £500 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.20% +48.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £365 £306 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £543 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £575 £360 £338
% change year-on-year
+59.72% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -

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
20728 19948 17487
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.17% 36.86% 37.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 13452 12815 10834
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £251 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 419 476 644
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.87 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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 1 April 2015.

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 24 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 1 April 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
England -3 29 £486 -3.90% 19
London +4 10 £484 -3.91% 18
East Midlands - 9 £600 - 1
City of London +22 6 £486 -1.81% 4
South East -17 5 £320 -36.94%
West Yorkshire -6 1 - -
Yorkshire -10 1 - -
South West - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -

AWK
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 47 (88.68%) UNIX
2 30 (56.60%) Oracle
3 27 (50.94%) Linux
4 22 (41.51%) Windows
5 20 (37.74%) Perl
6 19 (35.85%) Java
6 19 (35.85%) Red Hat
6 19 (35.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 18 (33.96%) sed
7 18 (33.96%) Shell Script
7 18 (33.96%) Finance
8 16 (30.19%) SQL
9 15 (28.30%) Apache
10 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
10 14 (26.42%) Korn
11 13 (24.53%) Scrum
12 12 (22.64%) Migration
13 11 (20.75%) PL/SQL
14 10 (18.87%) FIX Protocol
15 9 (16.98%) Endeca
15 9 (16.98%) Marketing
15 9 (16.98%) Retail
15 9 (16.98%) Equities
15 9 (16.98%) MS Office
15 9 (16.98%) E-Commerce
15 9 (16.98%) DMZ
15 9 (16.98%) FTP
15 9 (16.98%) B2B
15 9 (16.98%) B2C
15 9 (16.98%) HTTPS

AWK
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 April 2015, 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 15 (28.30%) Apache
2 9 (16.98%) Apache Solr
3 4 (7.55%) WebLogic
3 4 (7.55%) WebSphere
4 2 (3.77%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.89%) IIS
5 1 (1.89%) WebLogic Portal
Applications
1 9 (16.98%) MS Office
2 3 (5.66%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.66%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (3.77%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.89%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.55%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (16.98%) DMZ
1 9 (16.98%) FTP
1 9 (16.98%) HTTPS
1 9 (16.98%) NAS
2 6 (11.32%) Firewall
3 3 (5.66%) DNS
4 2 (3.77%) TCP/IP
4 2 (3.77%) SSH
5 1 (1.89%) Wireless
5 1 (1.89%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (9.43%) Oracle Reports
1 5 (9.43%) Hadoop
1 5 (9.43%) Big Data
2 4 (7.55%) Oracle Database
2 4 (7.55%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.55%) Apache Hive
2 4 (7.55%) HBase
2 4 (7.55%) Data Warehouse
2 4 (7.55%) SQL Server
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 11g
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Database 10g
4 2 (3.77%) Informix
4 2 (3.77%) DB2
5 1 (1.89%) DB2 UDB
5 1 (1.89%) KDB
5 1 (1.89%) MySQL
5 1 (1.89%) OLTP
5 1 (1.89%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 6 (11.32%) Subversion
2 4 (7.55%) Mockito
2 4 (7.55%) JUnit
2 4 (7.55%) Maven
3 3 (5.66%) Oracle Forms
4 2 (3.77%) ProC
5 1 (1.89%) GNU Toolchain
5 1 (1.89%) Git (software)
5 1 (1.89%) BitKeeper
General
1 18 (33.96%) Finance
2 9 (16.98%) Marketing
2 9 (16.98%) Retail
3 8 (15.09%) Banking
4 2 (3.77%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.77%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.89%) Front Office
5 1 (1.89%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (13.21%) Developer
2 6 (11.32%) Architect
2 6 (11.32%) Consultant
3 4 (7.55%) UNIX Support
3 4 (7.55%) Administrator
3 4 (7.55%) Analyst
3 4 (7.55%) Systems Support
3 4 (7.55%) Support Analyst
3 4 (7.55%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (5.66%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 3 (5.66%) UNIX Administrator
4 3 (5.66%) Migration Consultant
4 3 (5.66%) UNIX Support Analyst
4 3 (5.66%) Support Specialist
4 3 (5.66%) Applications Support
4 3 (5.66%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (5.66%) UNIX Consultant
5 2 (3.77%) Oracle Architect
6 1 (1.89%) Systems Support Analyst
6 1 (1.89%) Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (18.87%) FIX Protocol
2 5 (9.43%) Java EE
3 4 (7.55%) Guava
3 4 (7.55%) Cascading
3 4 (7.55%) Apache Commons
3 4 (7.55%) Spring
4 2 (3.77%) Middleware
4 2 (3.77%) HTML
5 1 (1.89%) Ajax
5 1 (1.89%) JSON
5 1 (1.89%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 9 (16.98%) Equities
2 5 (9.43%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 4 (7.55%) Algorithms
3 4 (7.55%) Open Source
4 3 (5.66%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (1.89%) Replication
5 1 (1.89%) HACMP
5 1 (1.89%) Eurex
Operating Systems
1 47 (88.68%) UNIX
2 27 (50.94%) Linux
3 22 (41.51%) Windows
4 19 (35.85%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.43%) AIX
6 3 (5.66%) Solaris
7 2 (3.77%) Debian
8 1 (1.89%) SUSE
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.89%) Windows 8
8 1 (1.89%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (26.42%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (24.53%) Scrum
3 12 (22.64%) Migration
4 9 (16.98%) E-Commerce
4 9 (16.98%) B2B
4 9 (16.98%) B2C
5 8 (15.09%) Electronic Trading
6 7 (13.21%) Configuration Management
7 6 (11.32%) ETL
8 5 (9.43%) Mentoring
9 4 (7.55%) Analytics
9 4 (7.55%) OO
9 4 (7.55%) OOD
9 4 (7.55%) Unit Testing
9 4 (7.55%) Pair Programming
9 4 (7.55%) Stakeholder Management
9 4 (7.55%) Disaster Recovery
10 3 (5.66%) Validation
10 3 (5.66%) Algorithmic Trading
10 3 (5.66%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 20 (37.74%) Perl
2 19 (35.85%) Java
3 18 (33.96%) sed
3 18 (33.96%) Shell Script
4 16 (30.19%) SQL
5 14 (26.42%) Korn
6 11 (20.75%) PL/SQL
7 9 (16.98%) C-shell
8 8 (15.09%) Bash Shell
9 6 (11.32%) C++
10 5 (9.43%) C
11 3 (5.66%) Python
12 1 (1.89%) Ruby
12 1 (1.89%) JavaScript
12 1 (1.89%) Tcl
12 1 (1.89%) PowerShell
12 1 (1.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (1.89%) Degree
1 1 (1.89%) HNC
1 1 (1.89%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.89%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.89%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (7.55%) Oozie
1 4 (7.55%) SCOrch
2 3 (5.66%) Control-M
3 1 (1.89%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.89%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (1.89%) Puppet
3 1 (1.89%) Salt
3 1 (1.89%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 30 (56.60%) Oracle
2 19 (35.85%) Red Hat
3 9 (16.98%) Endeca
3 9 (16.98%) hybris
4 6 (11.32%) Sun
5 3 (5.66%) Alias
6 2 (3.77%) Fidessa
7 1 (1.89%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.89%) ION Trading
7 1 (1.89%) Patsystems
7 1 (1.89%) GL TRADE
7 1 (1.89%) Portware
7 1 (1.89%) Reuters
7 1 (1.89%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.89%) NYFIX
7 1 (1.89%) EasyScreen
7 1 (1.89%) Remedy
7 1 (1.89%) EccoWare
7 1 (1.89%) CQG
7 1 (1.89%) IBM
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