The table below looks at the statistics for AWK skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited AWK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
17 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
AWK
UK
Rank 576 555 595
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +40
Contract jobs citing AWK 19 63 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.13% 0.034%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.10% 0.33% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 31 5
Median daily rate £363 £370 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.02% -7.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £370 £500
% change year-on-year
-5.40% -26.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £20.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -43.83%
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £36.50

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
18145 19265 18965
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.53% 38.61% 38.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 12413 13009 12745
Median daily rate £438 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 406 510 408
Median hourly rate £41.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.49% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.50 £16.85
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £46.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £39.00 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+5.12% +10.87%

AWK
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing AWK as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 17 January 2017.

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 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWK within the UK over the 3 months to 17 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -25 19 £363 -2.02% 6
London +2 10 £375 -11.76% 2
Yorkshire - 5 - - 2
Leeds - 5 - - 2
West Yorkshire - 5 - - 2
South West +3 4 £350 -5.40%
Cornwall - 4 £350 -
City of London -8 2 £375 -11.76%

AWK
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 17 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AWK also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for AWK.

1 21 (70.00%) Linux
2 17 (56.67%) Windows
3 16 (53.33%) Apache
3 16 (53.33%) Tomcat
3 16 (53.33%) VMware
3 16 (53.33%) Puppet
4 15 (50.00%) Perl
4 15 (50.00%) Red Hat
5 14 (46.67%) Unix
5 14 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 14 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 14 (46.67%) Bash Shell
5 14 (46.67%) sed
6 12 (40.00%) SQL
7 11 (36.67%) Nagios
8 10 (33.33%) SSH
8 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
8 10 (33.33%) Load Balancing
8 10 (33.33%) PHP
8 10 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
9 9 (30.00%) Java
9 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
9 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
10 8 (26.67%) Oracle
10 8 (26.67%) DNS
10 8 (26.67%) DevOps
11 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
12 6 (20.00%) XML
12 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
12 6 (20.00%) Banking

AWK
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 16 (53.33%) Apache
1 16 (53.33%) Tomcat
2 4 (13.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (3.33%) JBoss
3 1 (3.33%) nginx
Cloud Services
1 6 (20.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon CloudWatch
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon Glacier
2 1 (3.33%) Amazon S3
2 1 (3.33%) AWS CloudFormation
2 1 (3.33%) Route 53
2 1 (3.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 10 (33.33%) SSH
2 8 (26.67%) DNS
3 4 (13.33%) Firewall
3 4 (13.33%) HTTP
3 4 (13.33%) SAN
3 4 (13.33%) SMTP
3 4 (13.33%) SSL
4 3 (10.00%) X.509
5 2 (6.67%) TCP/IP
6 1 (3.33%) Kerberos
6 1 (3.33%) LDAP
6 1 (3.33%) Network Security
6 1 (3.33%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (23.33%) Oracle Database
2 6 (20.00%) Oracle Database 11g
3 5 (16.67%) DB2
3 5 (16.67%) DB2 UDB
3 5 (16.67%) OLTP
4 4 (13.33%) Big Data
5 1 (3.33%) Amazon RDS
5 1 (3.33%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.33%) HBase
5 1 (3.33%) KDB
5 1 (3.33%) Kdb+
5 1 (3.33%) OpenTSDB
5 1 (3.33%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (16.67%) Git (software)
2 4 (13.33%) JIRA
3 2 (6.67%) Jenkins
4 1 (3.33%) Subversion
General
1 6 (20.00%) Banking
2 5 (16.67%) Finance
3 4 (13.33%) Games
4 2 (6.67%) Back Office
4 2 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 2 (6.67%) Publishing
5 1 (3.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 15 (50.00%) Administrator
2 11 (36.67%) Linux Administrator
2 11 (36.67%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 11 (36.67%) Systems Administrator
3 7 (23.33%) Developer
4 6 (20.00%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 6 (20.00%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (20.00%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 5 (16.67%) DB2 DBA
5 5 (16.67%) DBA
6 4 (13.33%) DB2 Administrator
6 4 (13.33%) Linux Scripter
7 3 (10.00%) Java Developer
7 3 (10.00%) VMWare Administrator
8 2 (6.67%) Applications Support
8 2 (6.67%) Architect
8 2 (6.67%) Unix Support
9 1 (3.33%) Analyst
9 1 (3.33%) AWS Architect
9 1 (3.33%) Linux Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (20.00%) XML
2 4 (13.33%) SOAP
3 3 (10.00%) Web Services
4 2 (6.67%) MDX
4 2 (6.67%) XSLT
5 1 (3.33%) .NET
5 1 (3.33%) Middleware
5 1 (3.33%) POSIX
5 1 (3.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 6 (20.00%) Data Centre
2 5 (16.67%) HACMP
2 5 (16.67%) Replication
3 4 (13.33%) Clustering
3 4 (13.33%) EMC VNX
3 4 (13.33%) Grid Computing
4 3 (10.00%) Statistics
4 3 (10.00%) Visualisation
5 2 (6.67%) Analytical Skills
5 2 (6.67%) Equities
5 2 (6.67%) Reference Data
6 1 (3.33%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.33%) Pricing Data
Operating Systems
1 21 (70.00%) Linux
2 17 (56.67%) Windows
3 14 (46.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 14 (46.67%) Unix
4 4 (13.33%) Windows Server
5 3 (10.00%) CentOS
6 1 (3.33%) Debian
6 1 (3.33%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (33.33%) Load Balancing
1 10 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
2 9 (30.00%) Configuration Management
3 8 (26.67%) DevOps
4 5 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (16.67%) Change Management
4 5 (16.67%) Disaster Recovery
4 5 (16.67%) ETL
4 5 (16.67%) ITIL
5 4 (13.33%) Business Analysis
5 4 (13.33%) Defect Management
5 4 (13.33%) Risk Management
5 4 (13.33%) SDLC
5 4 (13.33%) Software Delivery
5 4 (13.33%) Technical Architecture
5 4 (13.33%) Test Management
5 4 (13.33%) Time Management
5 4 (13.33%) Validation
5 4 (13.33%) Virtual Environments
6 3 (10.00%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 15 (50.00%) Perl
2 14 (46.67%) Bash Shell
2 14 (46.67%) sed
3 12 (40.00%) SQL
4 10 (33.33%) PHP
4 10 (33.33%) PowerShell
5 9 (30.00%) Java
6 4 (13.33%) JavaScript
6 4 (13.33%) PL/SQL
6 4 (13.33%) Scala
7 3 (10.00%) C++
7 3 (10.00%) Python
7 3 (10.00%) Shell Script
8 2 (6.67%) C#
9 1 (3.33%) Go
9 1 (3.33%) Korn
9 1 (3.33%) MATLAB
9 1 (3.33%) Ruby
9 1 (3.33%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (13.33%) ITIL Certification
2 1 (3.33%) SC Cleared
2 1 (3.33%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.33%) SLA
System Software
1 14 (46.67%) VMware Infrastructure
2 9 (30.00%) Active Directory
3 4 (13.33%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (13.33%) VMware ESX
3 4 (13.33%) vSphere
4 1 (3.33%) iptables
Systems Management
1 16 (53.33%) Puppet
2 11 (36.67%) Nagios
3 5 (16.67%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (13.33%) NetBackup
4 4 (13.33%) vRealize
4 4 (13.33%) Zenoss
5 3 (10.00%) Control-M
6 2 (6.67%) Opscode Chef
7 1 (3.33%) Ansible
7 1 (3.33%) HAProxy
7 1 (3.33%) Opsview
7 1 (3.33%) SELinux
Vendors
1 16 (53.33%) VMware
2 15 (50.00%) Red Hat
3 8 (26.67%) Oracle
4 5 (16.67%) Bloomberg
4 5 (16.67%) NetApp
4 5 (16.67%) Reuters
5 4 (13.33%) Brocade
5 4 (13.33%) Cisco
5 4 (13.33%) DataSynapse
5 4 (13.33%) Dell
5 4 (13.33%) EMC
5 4 (13.33%) HP
5 4 (13.33%) Symantec
5 4 (13.33%) Veritas
6 2 (6.67%) GoldenSource