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 June 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 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
AWK
Rank 589 554 531
Rank change year-on-year
-35 -23
Contract jobs citing AWK 12 37 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.022% 0.071% 0.032%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.059% 0.19% 0.086%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 4
Average daily rate
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£500 £500 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.10% +59.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £415 £413 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £710 £527 £332
UK excluding London average daily rate £650 £404 £300
% change year-on-year
+60.99% +34.58%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £30.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
20179 19522 17401
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.70% 37.34% 37.37%
Number of daily rates quoted 13432 12855 10712
Average daily rate £400 £376 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.38% -2.96%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £345 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.44% +6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 449 610
Average hourly rate £36.45 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.79 £52.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.81% +1.42%

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 June 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 15 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 June 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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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 -39 10 £500 -0.79% 7
London -4 6 £493 -1.30% 5
Croydon - 2 £425 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £650 -
East Midlands - 2 £650 -
Bedfordshire +4 1 - - 1
East of England 0 1 - - 1
City of London 0 1 £486 -4.70% 1
Livingston -2 1 £325 +8.33%
West Lothian -3 1 £325 +8.33%
Scotland -5 1 £325 +8.33%
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Dunstable - 1 - - 1
Leeds - 1 - -

AWK
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 35 (97.22%) UNIX
2 20 (55.56%) SQL
3 19 (52.78%) Oracle
4 16 (44.44%) Perl
4 16 (44.44%) Linux
5 13 (36.11%) Java
5 13 (36.11%) Finance
6 12 (33.33%) PL/SQL
6 12 (33.33%) Apache
7 11 (30.56%) Red Hat
7 11 (30.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 10 (27.78%) Marketing
8 10 (27.78%) Apache Solr
8 10 (27.78%) hybris
8 10 (27.78%) Scrum
8 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
8 10 (27.78%) Retail
8 10 (27.78%) Endeca
8 10 (27.78%) Shell Script
8 10 (27.78%) B2B
8 10 (27.78%) B2C
8 10 (27.78%) E-Commerce
8 10 (27.78%) Windows
9 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
9 8 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
10 7 (19.44%) Subversion
10 7 (19.44%) Banking
10 7 (19.44%) Equities
11 6 (16.67%) MS Office
11 6 (16.67%) C-shell

AWK
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 June 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 12 (33.33%) Apache
2 10 (27.78%) Apache Solr
3 4 (11.11%) WebLogic
4 1 (2.78%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (2.78%) IIS
4 1 (2.78%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.78%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (16.67%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 3 (8.33%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (5.56%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (2.78%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (11.11%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) SSH
1 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle Database
1 5 (13.89%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (11.11%) Oracle Database 11g
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Database 10g
3 3 (8.33%) KDB
4 2 (5.56%) Informix
4 2 (5.56%) MySQL
5 1 (2.78%) OLTP
5 1 (2.78%) DB2
5 1 (2.78%) MongoDB
5 1 (2.78%) Big Data
5 1 (2.78%) Hadoop
5 1 (2.78%) DB2 UDB
Development Applications
1 7 (19.44%) Subversion
2 3 (8.33%) Oracle Forms
3 2 (5.56%) Git (software)
3 2 (5.56%) ProC
4 1 (2.78%) BitKeeper
4 1 (2.78%) GNU Toolchain
General
1 13 (36.11%) Finance
2 10 (27.78%) Marketing
2 10 (27.78%) Retail
3 7 (19.44%) Banking
4 3 (8.33%) Front Office
5 2 (5.56%) General Ledger
6 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 7 (19.44%) Architect
2 6 (16.67%) Developer
3 3 (8.33%) Support Specialist
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
4 2 (5.56%) Support Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) UNIX Support
4 2 (5.56%) UNIX Support Analyst
4 2 (5.56%) Oracle Architect
4 2 (5.56%) Analyst
5 1 (2.78%) Monitoring Engineer
5 1 (2.78%) AWS Architect
5 1 (2.78%) DBA
5 1 (2.78%) Systems Support
5 1 (2.78%) 2nd Line Support
5 1 (2.78%) Administrator
5 1 (2.78%) Fidessa Support Specialist
5 1 (2.78%) ETL Architect
5 1 (2.78%) DB2 DBA
5 1 (2.78%) WebLogic Administrator
5 1 (2.78%) Linux Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (22.22%) FIX Protocol
2 2 (5.56%) Java EE
2 2 (5.56%) Middleware
3 1 (2.78%) CSS
3 1 (2.78%) HTML
3 1 (2.78%) POSIX
Miscellaneous
1 7 (19.44%) Equities
2 3 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (8.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
3 1 (2.78%) Eurex
3 1 (2.78%) Data Centre
3 1 (2.78%) HACMP
3 1 (2.78%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 35 (97.22%) UNIX
2 16 (44.44%) Linux
3 11 (30.56%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 10 (27.78%) Windows
5 5 (13.89%) AIX
6 4 (11.11%) Solaris
7 2 (5.56%) Debian
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2003
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 8
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2012
8 1 (2.78%) Windows Server 2008
8 1 (2.78%) Windows 7
8 1 (2.78%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (27.78%) Scrum
1 10 (27.78%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (27.78%) B2B
1 10 (27.78%) B2C
1 10 (27.78%) E-Commerce
2 8 (22.22%) Configuration Management
3 6 (16.67%) Mentoring
4 4 (11.11%) Migration
4 4 (11.11%) Stakeholder Management
4 4 (11.11%) Electronic Trading
5 3 (8.33%) Capacity Planning
5 3 (8.33%) Data Migration
5 3 (8.33%) Validation
6 2 (5.56%) Problem Management
6 2 (5.56%) Algorithmic Trading
6 2 (5.56%) Data Cleansing
6 2 (5.56%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.56%) ETL
6 2 (5.56%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.78%) Performance Analysis
Programming Languages
1 20 (55.56%) SQL
2 16 (44.44%) Perl
3 13 (36.11%) Java
4 12 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 10 (27.78%) Shell Script
6 6 (16.67%) C-shell
7 5 (13.89%) sed
7 5 (13.89%) C++
7 5 (13.89%) Korn
8 4 (11.11%) PowerShell
8 4 (11.11%) C
8 4 (11.11%) Bash Shell
9 3 (8.33%) Tcl
10 2 (5.56%) Python
11 1 (2.78%) PHP
11 1 (2.78%) VBScript
11 1 (2.78%) Scala
11 1 (2.78%) Ruby
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.78%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 4 (11.11%) SCOrch
2 3 (8.33%) Control-M
3 1 (2.78%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (2.78%) Salt
3 1 (2.78%) Opsview
3 1 (2.78%) Nagios
3 1 (2.78%) Tivoli Storage Manager
3 1 (2.78%) HP SIM
3 1 (2.78%) Puppet
Vendors
1 19 (52.78%) Oracle
2 11 (30.56%) Red Hat
3 10 (27.78%) hybris
3 10 (27.78%) Endeca
4 4 (11.11%) Fidessa
5 3 (8.33%) Portware
6 1 (2.78%) Reuters
6 1 (2.78%) Bloomberg
6 1 (2.78%) NYFIX
6 1 (2.78%) EasyScreen
6 1 (2.78%) Remedy
6 1 (2.78%) EccoWare
6 1 (2.78%) CQG
6 1 (2.78%) HP
6 1 (2.78%) BMC
6 1 (2.78%) NetApp
6 1 (2.78%) Vertica
6 1 (2.78%) Patsystems
6 1 (2.78%) GL TRADE
6 1 (2.78%) ION Trading