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 6 March 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
6 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
AWK
Rank 558 537 522
Rank change year-on-year
-21 -15
Contract jobs citing AWK 24 22 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.045% 0.040%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 10
Average daily rate
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£500 £415 £349
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.55% +18.92%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £347 £251 £318
10% offered a daily rate of more than £620 £578 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £360 £338
% change year-on-year
+45.83% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.00 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.00 -

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
19006 18229 16699
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.30% 36.93% 37.32%
Number of daily rates quoted 12325 11498 10286
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £255 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £563 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 400 456 640
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £15.97 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £34.06 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -2.70%

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 6 March 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 6 March 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 -19 24 £500 +13.70% 15
London -6 7 £486 +13.15% 10
East Midlands - 7 £600 -
City of London +15 5 £486 - 4
South East -7 5 £320 - 5
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Rickmansworth - - - -
Sheffield - - - -
Watford - - - -
Devon - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
South Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -

AWK
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 44 (80.00%) UNIX
2 32 (58.18%) Linux
3 29 (52.73%) Oracle
4 24 (43.64%) Perl
5 23 (41.82%) Java
6 22 (40.00%) Windows
7 21 (38.18%) sed
8 19 (34.55%) Shell Script
9 17 (30.91%) Finance
10 16 (29.09%) SQL
10 16 (29.09%) Red Hat
11 15 (27.27%) Apache
11 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
11 15 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 13 (23.64%) Scrum
13 12 (21.82%) Migration
13 12 (21.82%) Bash Shell
14 11 (20.00%) Korn
15 10 (18.18%) FTP
16 9 (16.36%) ETL
16 9 (16.36%) HTTPS
16 9 (16.36%) DMZ
16 9 (16.36%) PL/SQL
16 9 (16.36%) FIX Protocol
16 9 (16.36%) NAS
17 8 (14.55%) Hadoop
17 8 (14.55%) C-shell
17 8 (14.55%) Big Data
17 8 (14.55%) WebSphere
17 8 (14.55%) Equities

AWK
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 March 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 15 (27.27%) Apache
2 8 (14.55%) WebSphere
3 6 (10.91%) Apache Solr
4 4 (7.27%) WebSphere Application Server
4 4 (7.27%) WebLogic
5 2 (3.64%) Tomcat
6 1 (1.82%) iPlanet
6 1 (1.82%) WebLogic Portal
6 1 (1.82%) IIS
Applications
1 6 (10.91%) MS Office
2 3 (5.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 3 (5.45%) Oracle General Ledger
2 2 (3.64%) Oracle EBS R12
3 1 (1.82%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 4 (7.27%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 10 (18.18%) FTP
2 9 (16.36%) HTTPS
2 9 (16.36%) DMZ
2 9 (16.36%) NAS
3 6 (10.91%) Firewall
4 4 (7.27%) TCP/IP
5 3 (5.45%) DNS
5 3 (5.45%) LDAP
6 1 (1.82%) Broadband
6 1 (1.82%) HTTP
6 1 (1.82%) Wireless
6 1 (1.82%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (14.55%) Hadoop
1 8 (14.55%) Big Data
2 7 (12.73%) HBase
2 7 (12.73%) Apache Hive
2 7 (12.73%) Data Warehouse
3 5 (9.09%) Oracle Reports
4 4 (7.27%) SQL Server
4 4 (7.27%) DB2
4 4 (7.27%) Oracle Database
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 11g
5 3 (5.45%) Oracle Database 10g
6 2 (3.64%) Informix
6 2 (3.64%) MySQL
7 1 (1.82%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.82%) DB2 UDB
7 1 (1.82%) OLTP
7 1 (1.82%) KDB
7 1 (1.82%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 7 (12.73%) JUnit
1 7 (12.73%) Maven
1 7 (12.73%) Mockito
2 6 (10.91%) Subversion
3 4 (7.27%) Eclipse
4 3 (5.45%) Oracle Forms
4 3 (5.45%) Git (software)
5 2 (3.64%) ProC
5 2 (3.64%) Jenkins
6 1 (1.82%) BitKeeper
6 1 (1.82%) GNU Toolchain
6 1 (1.82%) JIRA
General
1 17 (30.91%) Finance
2 7 (12.73%) Banking
3 6 (10.91%) Retail
3 6 (10.91%) Marketing
4 2 (3.64%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.64%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.82%) Front Office
5 1 (1.82%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (12.73%) Developer
2 6 (10.91%) Consultant
3 4 (7.27%) Architect
3 4 (7.27%) Analyst
3 4 (7.27%) Systems Support
3 4 (7.27%) Administrator
3 4 (7.27%) Oracle Developer
4 3 (5.45%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 3 (5.45%) Security Specialist
4 3 (5.45%) UNIX Consultant
4 3 (5.45%) Migration Consultant
4 3 (5.45%) Support Specialist
4 3 (5.45%) Applications Support
4 3 (5.45%) Systems Administrator
4 3 (5.45%) UNIX Administrator
5 2 (3.64%) Software Engineer
5 2 (3.64%) Support Analyst
5 2 (3.64%) UNIX Support
6 1 (1.82%) Linux Engineer
6 1 (1.82%) Linux Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (16.36%) FIX Protocol
2 7 (12.73%) Guava
2 7 (12.73%) Cascading
2 7 (12.73%) Apache Commons
2 7 (12.73%) Spring
3 6 (10.91%) Java EE
3 6 (10.91%) HTML
4 3 (5.45%) CSS
4 3 (5.45%) XML
5 1 (1.82%) POSIX
5 1 (1.82%) Middleware
5 1 (1.82%) JSON
5 1 (1.82%) Ajax
5 1 (1.82%) MCollective
5 1 (1.82%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.55%) Equities
2 7 (12.73%) Open Source
2 7 (12.73%) Algorithms
3 4 (7.27%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 3 (5.45%) PKI
5 1 (1.82%) Computer Science
5 1 (1.82%) HACMP
5 1 (1.82%) Replication
5 1 (1.82%) Analytical Skills
Operating Systems
1 44 (80.00%) UNIX
2 32 (58.18%) Linux
3 22 (40.00%) Windows
4 15 (27.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 5 (9.09%) AIX
6 2 (3.64%) Debian
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2003
7 1 (1.82%) SUSE
7 1 (1.82%) Solaris
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 7
7 1 (1.82%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.82%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (27.27%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (23.64%) Scrum
3 12 (21.82%) Migration
4 9 (16.36%) ETL
5 7 (12.73%) OO
5 7 (12.73%) OOD
5 7 (12.73%) Pair Programming
5 7 (12.73%) Unit Testing
5 7 (12.73%) Electronic Trading
5 7 (12.73%) Analytics
6 6 (10.91%) E-Commerce
6 6 (10.91%) B2B
6 6 (10.91%) B2C
6 6 (10.91%) Configuration Management
7 5 (9.09%) Disaster Recovery
8 4 (7.27%) Stakeholder Management
9 3 (5.45%) Validation
9 3 (5.45%) Data Migration
9 3 (5.45%) Mentoring
9 3 (5.45%) Problem Management
Programming Languages
1 24 (43.64%) Perl
2 23 (41.82%) Java
3 21 (38.18%) sed
4 19 (34.55%) Shell Script
5 16 (29.09%) SQL
6 12 (21.82%) Bash Shell
7 11 (20.00%) Korn
8 9 (16.36%) PL/SQL
9 8 (14.55%) C-shell
10 6 (10.91%) C
10 6 (10.91%) C++
11 5 (9.09%) Python
12 4 (7.27%) JavaScript
13 2 (3.64%) Ruby
14 1 (1.82%) PowerShell
14 1 (1.82%) Scala
14 1 (1.82%) Jython
14 1 (1.82%) Tcl
Qualifications
1 3 (5.45%) Degree
2 1 (1.82%) VCP4
2 1 (1.82%) HNC
2 1 (1.82%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.82%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.82%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 7 (12.73%) Oozie
2 4 (7.27%) SCOrch
3 3 (5.45%) Tivoli Identity Manager
3 3 (5.45%) Control-M
4 2 (3.64%) Puppet
5 1 (1.82%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.82%) Opscode Chef
5 1 (1.82%) Capistrano
5 1 (1.82%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.82%) Salt
Vendors
1 29 (52.73%) Oracle
2 16 (29.09%) Red Hat
3 6 (10.91%) Sun
3 6 (10.91%) Endeca
3 6 (10.91%) hybris
4 4 (7.27%) IBM
5 3 (5.45%) Alias
6 2 (3.64%) Remedy
6 2 (3.64%) Fidessa
7 1 (1.82%) BMC
7 1 (1.82%) NetApp
7 1 (1.82%) Reuters
7 1 (1.82%) Bloomberg
7 1 (1.82%) NYFIX
7 1 (1.82%) EasyScreen
7 1 (1.82%) EccoWare
7 1 (1.82%) CQG
7 1 (1.82%) Ab Initio
7 1 (1.82%) VMware
7 1 (1.82%) ION Trading