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 26 January 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
26 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
AWK
Rank 564 532 491
Rank change year-on-year
-32 -41
Contract jobs citing AWK 13 29 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.026% 0.060% 0.079%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.067% 0.16% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 13 12
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£388 £700 £406
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-44.64% +72.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £421 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £790 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £358 £725 £394
% change year-on-year
-50.68% +84.12%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £36.50 £26.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+40.38% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £26.00 -
% change year-on-year
+40.38% -

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
19262 18075 17375
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.94% 37.14% 38.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12843 11406 10701
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 425 509 720
Average hourly rate £35.18 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.45% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £13.65 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.75 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% -7.14%

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 26 January 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 26 January 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 -38 13 £388 -44.64% 10
London -3 4 £400 -11.11% 2
South East -20 4 £320 - 4
City of London +7 2 - -
South West -27 1 - - 2
Exeter - 1 - -
Devon - 1 - - 2
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - - 1
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Leicester - - - - 1
Cheltenham - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Wales - - - - 1
South Wales - - - - 1
East Midlands - - - - 1
Rickmansworth - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Torfaen - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

AWK
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 30 (68.18%) Linux
1 30 (68.18%) UNIX
2 24 (54.55%) sed
3 20 (45.45%) Oracle
4 18 (40.91%) Perl
5 17 (38.64%) Java
5 17 (38.64%) Windows
5 17 (38.64%) Shell Script
6 15 (34.09%) Bash Shell
7 14 (31.82%) Migration
8 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (27.27%) Apache
9 11 (25.00%) ETL
9 11 (25.00%) Maven
9 11 (25.00%) Korn
9 11 (25.00%) Big Data
10 10 (22.73%) Analytics
10 10 (22.73%) Guava
10 10 (22.73%) HBase
10 10 (22.73%) Oozie
10 10 (22.73%) Hadoop
10 10 (22.73%) Open Source
10 10 (22.73%) Mockito
10 10 (22.73%) Apache Hive
10 10 (22.73%) Cascading
10 10 (22.73%) Apache Commons
10 10 (22.73%) Algorithms
10 10 (22.73%) Spring
10 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
10 10 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux

AWK
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 January 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 (27.27%) Apache
2 8 (18.18%) WebSphere
3 4 (9.09%) WebSphere Application Server
4 2 (4.55%) Tomcat
5 1 (2.27%) iPlanet
5 1 (2.27%) WebLogic Portal
5 1 (2.27%) WebLogic
5 1 (2.27%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (6.82%) MS Office
1 3 (6.82%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle General Ledger
1 2 (4.55%) Oracle EBS R12
2 1 (2.27%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.82%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (22.73%) FTP
2 9 (20.45%) HTTPS
2 9 (20.45%) DMZ
2 9 (20.45%) NAS
3 6 (13.64%) Firewall
4 3 (6.82%) LDAP
4 3 (6.82%) TCP/IP
4 3 (6.82%) DNS
5 2 (4.55%) SSH
6 1 (2.27%) Broadband
6 1 (2.27%) HTTP
6 1 (2.27%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (25.00%) Big Data
2 10 (22.73%) Data Warehouse
2 10 (22.73%) Hadoop
2 10 (22.73%) Apache Hive
2 10 (22.73%) HBase
3 3 (6.82%) SQL Server
3 3 (6.82%) DB2
4 2 (4.55%) Informix
4 2 (4.55%) Oracle Reports
4 2 (4.55%) MySQL
5 1 (2.27%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.27%) Ingres
5 1 (2.27%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 11 (25.00%) Maven
2 10 (22.73%) JUnit
2 10 (22.73%) Mockito
3 4 (9.09%) Eclipse
4 3 (6.82%) Git (software)
4 3 (6.82%) Jenkins
5 2 (4.55%) Subversion
6 1 (2.27%) JIRA
6 1 (2.27%) Ant
6 1 (2.27%) GNU Toolchain
6 1 (2.27%) BitKeeper
General
1 9 (20.45%) Finance
2 2 (4.55%) Banking
2 2 (4.55%) General Ledger
3 1 (2.27%) Marketing
3 1 (2.27%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.27%) Retail
3 1 (2.27%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (13.64%) Consultant
2 4 (9.09%) Systems Support
2 4 (9.09%) Analyst
2 4 (9.09%) Administrator
3 3 (6.82%) Migration Consultant
3 3 (6.82%) Applications Support
3 3 (6.82%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 3 (6.82%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (6.82%) UNIX Consultant
3 3 (6.82%) Security Specialist
3 3 (6.82%) UNIX Administrator
3 3 (6.82%) Developer
4 2 (4.55%) UNIX Support
4 2 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
4 2 (4.55%) Support Analyst
4 2 (4.55%) Support Specialist
4 2 (4.55%) Software Engineer
5 1 (2.27%) Architect
5 1 (2.27%) Test Analyst
5 1 (2.27%) Systems Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.73%) Spring
1 10 (22.73%) Guava
1 10 (22.73%) Cascading
1 10 (22.73%) Apache Commons
2 6 (13.64%) HTML
3 4 (9.09%) Java EE
3 4 (9.09%) FIX Protocol
4 3 (6.82%) CSS
4 3 (6.82%) XML
5 1 (2.27%) POSIX
5 1 (2.27%) Middleware
5 1 (2.27%) JSON
5 1 (2.27%) Ajax
5 1 (2.27%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (2.27%) MCollective
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.73%) Open Source
1 10 (22.73%) Algorithms
2 4 (9.09%) Equities
3 3 (6.82%) PKI
4 2 (4.55%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (2.27%) Client/Server
5 1 (2.27%) Computer Science
5 1 (2.27%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 30 (68.18%) UNIX
1 30 (68.18%) Linux
2 17 (38.64%) Windows
3 10 (22.73%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 5 (11.36%) AIX
5 1 (2.27%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (31.82%) Migration
2 12 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
3 11 (25.00%) ETL
4 10 (22.73%) OO
4 10 (22.73%) Pair Programming
4 10 (22.73%) Scrum
4 10 (22.73%) Unit Testing
4 10 (22.73%) Analytics
4 10 (22.73%) OOD
5 4 (9.09%) Electronic Trading
5 4 (9.09%) Data Migration
5 4 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
6 3 (6.82%) Validation
6 3 (6.82%) Stakeholder Management
7 2 (4.55%) Software Engineering
7 2 (4.55%) Configuration Management
7 2 (4.55%) Data Cleansing
7 2 (4.55%) Waterfall
8 1 (2.27%) High Availability
8 1 (2.27%) Change Control
Programming Languages
1 24 (54.55%) sed
2 18 (40.91%) Perl
3 17 (38.64%) Java
3 17 (38.64%) Shell Script
4 15 (34.09%) Bash Shell
5 11 (25.00%) Korn
6 8 (18.18%) SQL
7 5 (11.36%) Python
8 4 (9.09%) JavaScript
8 4 (9.09%) C-shell
9 3 (6.82%) C
10 2 (4.55%) C++
10 2 (4.55%) Jython
10 2 (4.55%) Ruby
11 1 (2.27%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (6.82%) Degree
2 1 (2.27%) HNC
2 1 (2.27%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.27%) QA
System Software
1 1 (2.27%) NFS
1 1 (2.27%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 10 (22.73%) Oozie
2 3 (6.82%) SCOrch
2 3 (6.82%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 1 (2.27%) Capistrano
3 1 (2.27%) Puppet
3 1 (2.27%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 20 (45.45%) Oracle
2 10 (22.73%) Red Hat
3 6 (13.64%) Sun
4 4 (9.09%) IBM
5 3 (6.82%) Alias
6 2 (4.55%) Remedy
7 1 (2.27%) Ab Initio
7 1 (2.27%) VMware
7 1 (2.27%) BMC
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