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 20 August 2014 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
AWK
Rank 578 558 572
Rank change year-on-year
-20 +14
Contract jobs citing AWK 23 17 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.042% 0.032% 0.053%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.083% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 10 19
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£361 £390 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.37% +0.64%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £351 £350
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £503 £480
UK excluding London average daily rate £360 £390 £450
% change year-on-year
-7.69% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
20551 20555 21561
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.09% 38.64% 36.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 13037 12871 12891
Average daily rate £388 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.64% +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 403 565 800
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 20 August 2014.

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 30 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 20 August 2014. 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 -22 21 £355 -8.97% 8
London +10 9 £445 +16.72% 2
South East - 8 £355 - 3
Hampshire - 7 £355 -
City of London - 2 £510 - 2
North West -8 1 - -
Scotland -16 1 £475 -
East of England - 1 £350 - 2
South West - 1 - - 1
Glasgow - 1 £475 -
Reading - 1 - - 2
Berkshire - 1 - - 2
Cheshire - - - -
Devon - - - - 1
Essex - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Knutsford - - - -
Liverpool - - - -
Luton - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Brentwood - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Dunstable - - - - 1
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -

AWK
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (78.33%) UNIX
2 34 (56.67%) Perl
3 31 (51.67%) Linux
3 31 (51.67%) sed
4 27 (45.00%) Oracle
5 26 (43.33%) Windows
6 21 (35.00%) Bash Shell
7 20 (33.33%) SQL
7 20 (33.33%) Shell Script
8 18 (30.00%) Java
9 16 (26.67%) Red Hat
9 16 (26.67%) Open Source
9 16 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
10 15 (25.00%) Korn
11 13 (21.67%) Equities
11 13 (21.67%) ETL
11 13 (21.67%) C-shell
12 12 (20.00%) MS Office
12 12 (20.00%) Apache
13 11 (18.33%) Electronic Trading
14 10 (16.67%) Puppet
14 10 (16.67%) Solaris
14 10 (16.67%) Sun
14 10 (16.67%) Finance
14 10 (16.67%) Migration
15 9 (15.00%) Spring
15 9 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
15 9 (15.00%) NAS
15 9 (15.00%) Big Data

AWK
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 (20.00%) Apache
2 4 (6.67%) Node.js
3 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
3 1 (1.67%) SAS
3 1 (1.67%) nginx
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
Applications
1 12 (20.00%) MS Office
2 4 (6.67%) Spreadsheet
3 3 (5.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.67%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 9 (15.00%) NAS
2 8 (13.33%) FTP
2 8 (13.33%) HTTPS
3 6 (10.00%) DMZ
4 4 (6.67%) Firewall
4 4 (6.67%) SNMP
5 2 (3.33%) DNS
5 2 (3.33%) SAN
6 1 (1.67%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.67%) SSH
6 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.67%) Internet
6 1 (1.67%) SSL
6 1 (1.67%) HTTP
6 1 (1.67%) LDAP
6 1 (1.67%) PBX
6 1 (1.67%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (15.00%) Big Data
2 8 (13.33%) Oracle Database
2 8 (13.33%) MySQL
3 6 (10.00%) SQLPlus
4 5 (8.33%) Data Warehouse
4 5 (8.33%) Hadoop
4 5 (8.33%) Apache Hive
4 5 (8.33%) HBase
5 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
6 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.67%) DB2
7 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.67%) Ingres
7 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
Development Applications
1 7 (11.67%) Maven
2 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
2 6 (10.00%) Subversion
3 5 (8.33%) JUnit
3 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
3 5 (8.33%) Mockito
4 4 (6.67%) Cucumber
5 2 (3.33%) SoapUI
5 2 (3.33%) Ant
5 2 (3.33%) JIRA
6 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
6 1 (1.67%) Trac
6 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
General
1 10 (16.67%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 7 (11.67%) Administrator
2 6 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (8.33%) Developer
3 5 (8.33%) Architect
3 5 (8.33%) UNIX Administrator
4 4 (6.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 4 (6.67%) Technical Architect
5 3 (5.00%) Web Developer
5 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
5 3 (5.00%) LAMP Developer
6 2 (3.33%) Tester
6 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
6 2 (3.33%) Applications Support Specialist
6 2 (3.33%) Support Specialist
6 2 (3.33%) Applications Support
6 2 (3.33%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (3.33%) Monitoring Engineer
7 1 (1.67%) Technical Specialist
7 1 (1.67%) DBA
7 1 (1.67%) Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (25.00%) FIX Protocol
2 9 (15.00%) Spring
3 6 (10.00%) HTML
3 6 (10.00%) CSS
3 6 (10.00%) XML
3 6 (10.00%) Middleware
3 6 (10.00%) JSON
4 5 (8.33%) Guava
4 5 (8.33%) Cascading
4 5 (8.33%) Apache Commons
5 4 (6.67%) Web Services
5 4 (6.67%) CSS3
5 4 (6.67%) jQuery
5 4 (6.67%) HTML5
5 4 (6.67%) Ajax
6 3 (5.00%) LAMP
7 2 (3.33%) SOAP
7 2 (3.33%) REST
8 1 (1.67%) FFmpeg
8 1 (1.67%) Ruby on Rails
Miscellaneous
1 16 (26.67%) Open Source
2 13 (21.67%) Equities
3 9 (15.00%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (6.67%) Data Extraction
6 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
6 1 (1.67%) MPEG
Operating Systems
1 47 (78.33%) UNIX
2 31 (51.67%) Linux
3 26 (43.33%) Windows
4 16 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (16.67%) Solaris
6 6 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.67%) FreeBSD
7 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (21.67%) ETL
2 11 (18.33%) Electronic Trading
3 10 (16.67%) Migration
4 8 (13.33%) Analytics
5 5 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
5 5 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 5 (8.33%) Stakeholder Management
5 5 (8.33%) Scrum
5 5 (8.33%) OO
5 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce
5 5 (8.33%) OOD
5 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (8.33%) Pair Programming
6 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
6 4 (6.67%) Validation
7 3 (5.00%) Algorithmic Trading
8 2 (3.33%) Performance Testing
8 2 (3.33%) Configuration Management
8 2 (3.33%) Process Management
8 2 (3.33%) Disaster Recovery
Programming Languages
1 34 (56.67%) Perl
2 31 (51.67%) sed
3 21 (35.00%) Bash Shell
4 20 (33.33%) SQL
4 20 (33.33%) Shell Script
5 18 (30.00%) Java
6 15 (25.00%) Korn
7 13 (21.67%) C-shell
8 8 (13.33%) C++
9 6 (10.00%) PHP
10 5 (8.33%) C
10 5 (8.33%) Ruby
11 4 (6.67%) C#
11 4 (6.67%) JavaScript
12 2 (3.33%) VBScript
12 2 (3.33%) PowerShell
12 2 (3.33%) Python
13 1 (1.67%) Jython
13 1 (1.67%) Bourne shell
13 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Degree
2 7 (11.67%) Security Cleared
3 6 (10.00%) SC Cleared
4 2 (3.33%) HNC
4 2 (3.33%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (3.33%) QA
System Software
1 6 (10.00%) Xen
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
2 2 (3.33%) NFS
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
3 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
3 1 (1.67%) Samba
3 1 (1.67%) qmail
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) Puppet
2 6 (10.00%) Cobbler
2 6 (10.00%) Tivoli
3 5 (8.33%) Oozie
4 4 (6.67%) Nagios
5 3 (5.00%) Cacti
5 3 (5.00%) Opsview
6 2 (3.33%) OpenView
6 2 (3.33%) Munin
6 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
7 1 (1.67%) HP SIM
7 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
7 1 (1.67%) Data Guard
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
Vendors
1 27 (45.00%) Oracle
2 16 (26.67%) Red Hat
3 10 (16.67%) Sun
4 6 (10.00%) IBM
5 4 (6.67%) Microsoft
5 4 (6.67%) HP
5 4 (6.67%) Endeca
5 4 (6.67%) hybris
6 3 (5.00%) Informatica
7 2 (3.33%) Green Hat
8 1 (1.67%) New Relic
8 1 (1.67%) Veritas
8 1 (1.67%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.67%) Egenera
8 1 (1.67%) SolarWinds
8 1 (1.67%) EMC