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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
AWK
Rank 595 572 574
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +2
Contract jobs citing AWK 17 14 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.027% 0.052%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.080% 0.068% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 8 13
Average daily rate
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£423 £390 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £298 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £430 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £390 £450
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -13.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 -
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -

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
21245 20525 21295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.88% 38.90% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 13000 12607
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 420 560 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -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 19 September 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 19 September 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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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 -5 16 £420 +7.69% 10
London +14 9 £425 +10.03% 5
North West -5 2 £325 -16.66%
South East - 2 - - 3
Cheshire +8 1 £325 -16.66%
Knutsford - 1 £325 -
Reading - 1 - - 1
South West - 1 - -
Berkshire - 1 - - 3
Buckinghamshire - 1 - -
East of England - 1 £350 - 2
Torfaen - - - -
Luton - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Wales - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Surbiton - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - - 1
Liverpool - - - -
Cwmbran - - - -
Dunstable - - - - 1
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
City of London - - - - 2

AWK
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 45 (75.00%) UNIX
2 33 (55.00%) Linux
2 33 (55.00%) Perl
3 31 (51.67%) sed
4 27 (45.00%) Oracle
5 24 (40.00%) Windows
6 23 (38.33%) Bash Shell
7 21 (35.00%) SQL
7 21 (35.00%) Java
8 19 (31.67%) Shell Script
9 16 (26.67%) Red Hat
9 16 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
10 15 (25.00%) Korn
10 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
11 14 (23.33%) ETL
11 14 (23.33%) FIX Protocol
11 14 (23.33%) Open Source
12 12 (20.00%) C-shell
12 12 (20.00%) Apache
12 12 (20.00%) Equities
12 12 (20.00%) Spring
13 11 (18.33%) Migration
13 11 (18.33%) Finance
13 11 (18.33%) MS Office
13 11 (18.33%) Big Data
14 10 (16.67%) Analytics
14 10 (16.67%) Puppet
14 10 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
14 10 (16.67%) Solaris
14 10 (16.67%) Sun

AWK
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 3 (5.00%) Node.js
3 1 (1.67%) nginx
3 1 (1.67%) Confluence
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.67%) SAS
3 1 (1.67%) iPlanet
3 1 (1.67%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (1.67%) Tomcat
Applications
1 11 (18.33%) 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%) FTP
1 9 (15.00%) NAS
2 8 (13.33%) HTTPS
3 6 (10.00%) DMZ
4 4 (6.67%) Firewall
5 2 (3.33%) DNS
5 2 (3.33%) SAN
5 2 (3.33%) HTTP
5 2 (3.33%) SSH
6 1 (1.67%) Fibre Channel
6 1 (1.67%) Asterisk PBX
6 1 (1.67%) iSCSI
6 1 (1.67%) SNMP
6 1 (1.67%) PBX
6 1 (1.67%) SMTP
6 1 (1.67%) SSL
6 1 (1.67%) Internet
6 1 (1.67%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (18.33%) Big Data
2 8 (13.33%) Hadoop
2 8 (13.33%) Apache Hive
2 8 (13.33%) HBase
2 8 (13.33%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (10.00%) MySQL
3 6 (10.00%) SQLPlus
3 6 (10.00%) Oracle Database
4 4 (6.67%) SQL Server
5 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 2 (3.33%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 11g
7 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
7 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database 10g
7 1 (1.67%) Ingres
7 1 (1.67%) RDBMS
7 1 (1.67%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (16.67%) Maven
2 8 (13.33%) Mockito
2 8 (13.33%) JUnit
3 6 (10.00%) Subversion
3 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.33%) Git (software)
5 3 (5.00%) Cucumber
6 2 (3.33%) Ant
6 2 (3.33%) JIRA
6 2 (3.33%) SoapUI
7 1 (1.67%) TeamCity
7 1 (1.67%) Trac
7 1 (1.67%) Eclipse
General
1 11 (18.33%) Finance
2 6 (10.00%) Banking
3 4 (6.67%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.67%) Marketing
4 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 6 (10.00%) Developer
1 6 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
1 6 (10.00%) Administrator
2 4 (6.67%) UNIX Administrator
2 4 (6.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
2 4 (6.67%) Technical Architect
2 4 (6.67%) Architect
3 3 (5.00%) LAMP Developer
3 3 (5.00%) Web Developer
3 3 (5.00%) Support Engineer
4 2 (3.33%) Support Specialist
4 2 (3.33%) Applications Support
4 2 (3.33%) Applications Specialist
4 2 (3.33%) Analyst
4 2 (3.33%) Tester
4 2 (3.33%) Software Engineer
4 2 (3.33%) Applications Support Specialist
5 1 (1.67%) Automation Tester
5 1 (1.67%) Senior Software Development Engineer
5 1 (1.67%) Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (23.33%) FIX Protocol
2 12 (20.00%) Spring
3 8 (13.33%) Guava
3 8 (13.33%) Cascading
3 8 (13.33%) Apache Commons
4 6 (10.00%) Middleware
5 5 (8.33%) JSON
5 5 (8.33%) XML
6 4 (6.67%) HTML
6 4 (6.67%) Ajax
7 3 (5.00%) CSS3
7 3 (5.00%) HTML5
7 3 (5.00%) jQuery
7 3 (5.00%) LAMP
7 3 (5.00%) Web Services
7 3 (5.00%) CSS
8 2 (3.33%) SOAP
8 2 (3.33%) REST
9 1 (1.67%) FFmpeg
9 1 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 14 (23.33%) Open Source
2 12 (20.00%) Equities
3 8 (13.33%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (5.00%) Data Extraction
5 3 (5.00%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (1.67%) Computer Science
6 1 (1.67%) Device Driver
6 1 (1.67%) MPEG
6 1 (1.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 45 (75.00%) UNIX
2 33 (55.00%) Linux
3 24 (40.00%) Windows
4 16 (26.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 10 (16.67%) Solaris
6 6 (10.00%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (1.67%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.67%) FreeBSD
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (23.33%) ETL
3 11 (18.33%) Migration
4 10 (16.67%) Analytics
4 10 (16.67%) Electronic Trading
5 8 (13.33%) Unit Testing
5 8 (13.33%) OOD
5 8 (13.33%) OO
5 8 (13.33%) Pair Programming
5 8 (13.33%) Scrum
6 5 (8.33%) Performance Tuning
6 5 (8.33%) E-Commerce
7 4 (6.67%) Validation
7 4 (6.67%) Problem Management
8 3 (5.00%) Waterfall
8 3 (5.00%) Algorithmic Trading
8 3 (5.00%) Disaster Recovery
8 3 (5.00%) Stakeholder Management
9 2 (3.33%) Process Management
9 2 (3.33%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 33 (55.00%) Perl
2 31 (51.67%) sed
3 23 (38.33%) Bash Shell
4 21 (35.00%) SQL
4 21 (35.00%) Java
5 19 (31.67%) Shell Script
6 15 (25.00%) Korn
7 12 (20.00%) C-shell
8 7 (11.67%) C++
9 5 (8.33%) Ruby
9 5 (8.33%) C
10 4 (6.67%) Python
11 3 (5.00%) C#
11 3 (5.00%) JavaScript
11 3 (5.00%) PHP
12 2 (3.33%) PL/SQL
12 2 (3.33%) Jython
13 1 (1.67%) Bourne shell
13 1 (1.67%) VB
Qualifications
1 8 (13.33%) Degree
2 5 (8.33%) Security Cleared
3 4 (6.67%) 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%) NFS
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle RMAN
2 2 (3.33%) Oracle RAC
3 1 (1.67%) qmail
3 1 (1.67%) Samba
3 1 (1.67%) Tivoli Workload Scheduler
Systems Management
1 10 (16.67%) Puppet
2 8 (13.33%) Oozie
3 6 (10.00%) Tivoli
3 6 (10.00%) Cobbler
4 2 (3.33%) HP Quality Center
5 1 (1.67%) Capistrano
5 1 (1.67%) Data Guard
5 1 (1.67%) NetBackup
5 1 (1.67%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
5 1 (1.67%) Nagios
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%) Endeca
5 4 (6.67%) hybris
6 3 (5.00%) Informatica
7 2 (3.33%) HP
7 2 (3.33%) Green Hat
8 1 (1.67%) Fujitsu
8 1 (1.67%) Egenera
8 1 (1.67%) VMware
8 1 (1.67%) EMC
8 1 (1.67%) Veritas
8 1 (1.67%) Remedy
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