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 29 June 2016 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
29 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
AWK
Rank 618 622 585
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -37
Contract jobs citing AWK 25 14 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.025% 0.068%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.065% 0.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 17
Median daily rate £450 £486 £495
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.40% -1.81%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £365 £346
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £640 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £375 £360
% change year-on-year
+13.33% +4.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £30.00
UK excluding London median 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
20891 21377 19947
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.90% 38.15% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 14331 14303 12951
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 462 434 427
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.08 £19.00 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.55 £52.17 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.77%

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 29 June 2016.

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 12 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 29 June 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +3 22 £450 -8.72% 4
London +14 18 £450 -8.72% 4
East Midlands +9 3 £450 -25.00%
Northamptonshire +1 3 £450 -25.00%
Scotland -11 3 £465 +43.07%
Ealing - 3 - -
Glasgow - 2 £465 -
East of England +13 1 £400 +6.66%
Hertfordshire - 1 £400 -
Welwyn Garden City - 1 £400 -
Edinburgh - 1 - -
Corby - 1 - -

AWK
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 June 2016, 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 45 (88.24%) Linux
2 33 (64.71%) Perl
3 30 (58.82%) Unix
3 30 (58.82%) sed
4 28 (54.90%) Bash Shell
5 27 (52.94%) SQL
6 26 (50.98%) Red Hat
7 19 (37.25%) Windows
8 17 (33.33%) Apache
8 17 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (31.37%) Java
10 14 (27.45%) Shell Script
11 12 (23.53%) SAN
12 11 (21.57%) Configuration Management
13 10 (19.61%) Subversion
14 9 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
14 9 (17.65%) Management Information System
14 9 (17.65%) Finance
14 9 (17.65%) Python
14 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce
14 9 (17.65%) PL/SQL
14 9 (17.65%) Oracle
14 9 (17.65%) LAPP Stack
15 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
15 8 (15.69%) Endeca
15 8 (15.69%) Korn
15 8 (15.69%) CentOS
15 8 (15.69%) IIS
15 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
15 8 (15.69%) Scrum

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 17 (33.33%) Apache
2 8 (15.69%) IIS
3 3 (5.88%) Tomcat
4 2 (3.92%) Apache Solr
4 2 (3.92%) JBoss
4 2 (3.92%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.92%) WebSphere
5 1 (1.96%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (1.96%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (1.96%) Teamcenter
Communications & Networking
1 12 (23.53%) SAN
2 7 (13.73%) Fibre Channel
2 7 (13.73%) FTP
3 2 (3.92%) Broadband
4 1 (1.96%) BIG-IP
4 1 (1.96%) F5 BIG-IP LTM
4 1 (1.96%) Firewall
4 1 (1.96%) NAS
4 1 (1.96%) Network Security
4 1 (1.96%) OpenLDAP
4 1 (1.96%) SSL
4 1 (1.96%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.96%) VLAN
4 1 (1.96%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (17.65%) PostgreSQL
2 8 (15.69%) Relational Database
3 6 (11.76%) MySQL
4 4 (7.84%) Apache Hive
4 4 (7.84%) Data Warehouse
4 4 (7.84%) Hadoop
5 3 (5.88%) Big Data
5 3 (5.88%) HBase
6 2 (3.92%) MarkLogic
7 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
7 1 (1.96%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Reports
Development Applications
1 10 (19.61%) Subversion
2 7 (13.73%) Git (software)
3 6 (11.76%) JUnit
4 4 (7.84%) Jenkins
4 4 (7.84%) JIRA
4 4 (7.84%) Maven
4 4 (7.84%) Mockito
5 3 (5.88%) Eclipse
6 2 (3.92%) Ant
6 2 (3.92%) Burp Suite
6 2 (3.92%) GitLab
6 2 (3.92%) Jasmine
6 2 (3.92%) Sinon.JS
6 2 (3.92%) Sonatype Nexus
6 2 (3.92%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.96%) Build Forge
7 1 (1.96%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (1.96%) ProC
7 1 (1.96%) Toad
General
1 9 (17.65%) Finance
2 5 (9.80%) Marketing
2 5 (9.80%) Retail
3 2 (3.92%) Back Office
4 1 (1.96%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 13 (25.49%) Analyst
2 11 (21.57%) Technical Analyst
3 9 (17.65%) Developer
4 8 (15.69%) Support Engineer
5 7 (13.73%) Principal Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Administrator
6 6 (11.76%) Applications Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Applications Support
6 6 (11.76%) Applications Support Engineer
6 6 (11.76%) Linux Engineer
7 5 (9.80%) Linux Administrator
8 4 (7.84%) Linux Support
8 4 (7.84%) Linux Support Engineer
8 4 (7.84%) Systems Administrator
9 3 (5.88%) DevOps Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Hadoop Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Java Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Java Hadoop Developer
9 3 (5.88%) Linux Systems Administrator
10 2 (3.92%) Senior Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (17.65%) LAPP Stack
2 6 (11.76%) XML
3 5 (9.80%) LAMP
3 5 (9.80%) Spring
4 4 (7.84%) Apache Commons
4 4 (7.84%) Cascading
4 4 (7.84%) Guava
5 3 (5.88%) FreeMarker
5 3 (5.88%) XSLT
6 2 (3.92%) J2EE
6 2 (3.92%) JDBC
6 2 (3.92%) Symfony
7 1 (1.96%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.96%) HTML
7 1 (1.96%) Java EE
7 1 (1.96%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 9 (17.65%) Management Information System
2 5 (9.80%) Clustering
2 5 (9.80%) Digital Media
3 4 (7.84%) Computer Science
4 3 (5.88%) Algorithms
4 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (5.88%) Data Centre
4 3 (5.88%) HACMP
5 2 (3.92%) EMC VMAX
5 2 (3.92%) Fat Client
5 2 (3.92%) LPAR
5 2 (3.92%) SCADA
5 2 (3.92%) Thin Client
6 1 (1.96%) EMC VNX
Operating Systems
1 45 (88.24%) Linux
2 30 (58.82%) Unix
3 19 (37.25%) Windows
4 17 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (15.69%) CentOS
6 7 (13.73%) SUSE
6 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2003
6 7 (13.73%) Windows Server 2008
7 5 (9.80%) AIX
8 4 (7.84%) Windows Server
9 3 (5.88%) Solaris
10 2 (3.92%) Ubuntu
10 2 (3.92%) VMS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (21.57%) Configuration Management
2 9 (17.65%) E-Commerce
3 8 (15.69%) Asset Management
3 8 (15.69%) Scrum
4 7 (13.73%) Agile Software Development
4 7 (13.73%) Migration
5 6 (11.76%) Data Migration
5 6 (11.76%) ETL
5 6 (11.76%) Open Source
6 5 (9.80%) DevOps
6 5 (9.80%) Translating Business Requirements
7 4 (7.84%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (7.84%) High Availability
7 4 (7.84%) Incident Management
7 4 (7.84%) ITIL
7 4 (7.84%) OO
7 4 (7.84%) OOD
7 4 (7.84%) Time Management
8 3 (5.88%) Change Management
8 3 (5.88%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 33 (64.71%) Perl
2 30 (58.82%) sed
3 28 (54.90%) Bash Shell
4 27 (52.94%) SQL
5 16 (31.37%) Java
6 14 (27.45%) Shell Script
7 9 (17.65%) PL/SQL
7 9 (17.65%) Python
8 8 (15.69%) Korn
9 5 (9.80%) PHP
10 2 (3.92%) C++
10 2 (3.92%) JavaScript
10 2 (3.92%) Ruby
11 1 (1.96%) C
11 1 (1.96%) C#
11 1 (1.96%) COBOL
11 1 (1.96%) VBA
11 1 (1.96%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.88%) CCNA
1 3 (5.88%) Cisco Certification
1 3 (5.88%) Degree
2 2 (3.92%) HNC
2 2 (3.92%) MCSE
2 2 (3.92%) Microsoft Certification
2 2 (3.92%) RHCSA
3 1 (1.96%) RHCE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (13.73%) SLA
2 2 (3.92%) QA
3 1 (1.96%) ISO 8583
3 1 (1.96%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 8 (15.69%) Samba
2 7 (13.73%) StorNext
3 6 (11.76%) VMware Infrastructure
4 3 (5.88%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 3 (5.88%) Veritas File System
4 3 (5.88%) Virtual Machines
4 3 (5.88%) VMware ESX
5 2 (3.92%) Active Directory
5 2 (3.92%) Docker
5 2 (3.92%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (3.92%) vSphere
5 2 (3.92%) XenServer
6 1 (1.96%) Cygwin
6 1 (1.96%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 6 (11.76%) Puppet
2 4 (7.84%) Oozie
3 3 (5.88%) Ansible
3 3 (5.88%) Opscode Chef
4 1 (1.96%) Nagios
4 1 (1.96%) Red Hat Satellite
4 1 (1.96%) Salt
Vendors
1 26 (50.98%) Red Hat
2 9 (17.65%) Oracle
3 8 (15.69%) Endeca
3 8 (15.69%) Microsoft
3 8 (15.69%) VMware
4 7 (13.73%) IBM
5 5 (9.80%) EMC
5 5 (9.80%) Remedy
6 3 (5.88%) 3PAR
6 3 (5.88%) Murex
6 3 (5.88%) Symantec
6 3 (5.88%) Veritas
7 2 (3.92%) Percona
7 2 (3.92%) Rackspace
8 1 (1.96%) F5
8 1 (1.96%) HP
8 1 (1.96%) hybris
8 1 (1.96%) NetApp