The table below looks at the statistics for Regular Expression skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regular Expression over the 3 months to 30 July 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
30 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 605 581 540
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -41
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 23 34 36
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.062% 0.070%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.15% 0.22% 0.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 19 20
Average daily rate
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£525 £305 £279
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+72.13% +9.31%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £287 £218
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £425 £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £356 £308
% change year-on-year
+68.42% +15.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 0
Average hourly rate £80.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15632 15239 14446
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.40% 27.87% 28.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 10530 9822 9171
Average daily rate £390 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 221 291
Average hourly rate £39.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.00% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.70 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £53.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.94%

Regular Expression
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Regular Expression within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Regular Expression Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Regular Expression
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Regular Expression within the UK.

Regular Expression Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Regular Expression
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Regular Expression within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 2015.

Regular Expression Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Regular Expression
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Regular Expression within the UK.

Regular Expression Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Regular Expression
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Regular Expression within the UK over the 3 months to 30 July 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 -44 19 £525 +72.13% 9
London -3 11 £450 +47.54% 5
South East -13 7 £600 +41.17% 2
Surrey - 4 £270 - 1
Guildford - 3 £270 - 1
City of London -9 2 £405 +28.57% 2
Hampshire - 2 £600 -
Berkshire +4 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Regular Expression 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 Regular Expression.

1 24 (53.33%) SQL
1 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Linux
2 17 (37.78%) Firewall
3 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
4 13 (28.89%) Oracle
4 13 (28.89%) Finance
5 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
5 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
6 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
6 11 (24.44%) Python
6 11 (24.44%) VMware
6 11 (24.44%) Analytics
7 10 (22.22%) ArcSight
7 10 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
7 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
7 10 (22.22%) HTML
7 10 (22.22%) Cisco
7 10 (22.22%) CheckPoint
8 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
8 9 (20.00%) UNIX
8 9 (20.00%) Splunk
8 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
9 8 (17.78%) SIEM
9 8 (17.78%) DNS
10 7 (15.56%) McAfee
10 7 (15.56%) Lumension
11 6 (13.33%) Mobile App
11 6 (13.33%) Adobe Analytics
11 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence

Regular Expression
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Regular Expression 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 Regular Expression. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 5 (11.11%) SharePoint
2 3 (6.67%) IIS
3 2 (4.44%) Apache
4 1 (2.22%) SAS
Applications
1 6 (13.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.44%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 6 (13.33%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 17 (37.78%) Firewall
2 8 (17.78%) DNS
3 5 (11.11%) HTTP
3 5 (11.11%) TCP/IP
3 5 (11.11%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (8.89%) Radio Access Network
5 3 (6.67%) Network Security
5 3 (6.67%) SAN
6 2 (4.44%) Internet
6 2 (4.44%) BGP
6 2 (4.44%) LAN
6 2 (4.44%) WAN
6 2 (4.44%) Ethernet
6 2 (4.44%) VPN
6 2 (4.44%) IPsec
6 2 (4.44%) VLAN
6 2 (4.44%) NetScaler
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco Nexus
6 2 (4.44%) Cisco ISE
6 2 (4.44%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (24.44%) SQL Server
2 4 (8.89%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (8.89%) PostgreSQL
3 3 (6.67%) EDMS
4 2 (4.44%) Spotfire
4 2 (4.44%) QlikView
4 2 (4.44%) DB2
5 1 (2.22%) PowerCenter
5 1 (2.22%) SAP Data Services
5 1 (2.22%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (8.89%) MSI
General
1 13 (28.89%) Finance
2 4 (8.89%) Back Office
3 1 (2.22%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.22%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 16 (35.56%) Consultant
2 12 (26.67%) Analyst
3 5 (11.11%) Automation Engineer
3 5 (11.11%) Splunk Consultant
4 4 (8.89%) OSS Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Security Engineer
5 3 (6.67%) Security Analyst
5 3 (6.67%) ArcSight Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Firewall Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Data Consultant
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Analyst
6 2 (4.44%) Developer
6 2 (4.44%) Senior Security Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Web Analyst
7 1 (2.22%) Infrastructure Consultant
7 1 (2.22%) Wintel Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Information Security Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Development Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Back Office Engineer
7 1 (2.22%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (22.22%) HTML
2 4 (8.89%) .NET
3 2 (4.44%) XML
3 2 (4.44%) Middleware
Miscellaneous
1 10 (22.22%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (13.33%) Mobile App
3 2 (4.44%) Algorithms
3 2 (4.44%) Client/Server
4 1 (2.22%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 24 (53.33%) Windows
2 17 (37.78%) Linux
3 9 (20.00%) UNIX
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2008
4 5 (11.11%) Windows Server 2012
5 4 (8.89%) Windows 8
5 4 (8.89%) Windows Vista
5 4 (8.89%) AIX
6 2 (4.44%) HPUX
6 2 (4.44%) Solaris
6 2 (4.44%) SUSE
6 2 (4.44%) Oracle Linux
7 1 (2.22%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (24.44%) Analytics
2 10 (22.22%) Kalman Filter
3 8 (17.78%) SIEM
4 6 (13.33%) Business Analysis
4 6 (13.33%) Business Intelligence
4 6 (13.33%) PRINCE2
4 6 (13.33%) CRM
4 6 (13.33%) Workflow
4 6 (13.33%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (11.11%) Information Security
5 5 (11.11%) API Integration
6 4 (8.89%) DevOps
6 4 (8.89%) Configuration Management
6 4 (8.89%) Load Balancing
6 4 (8.89%) Security Architecture
7 3 (6.67%) Vulnerability Management
7 3 (6.67%) Use Case
7 3 (6.67%) Project Management
7 3 (6.67%) Change Management
8 2 (4.44%) ITIL
Programming Languages
1 24 (53.33%) SQL
2 12 (26.67%) JavaScript
2 12 (26.67%) PowerShell
3 11 (24.44%) Python
4 6 (13.33%) Perl
5 5 (11.11%) C#
6 4 (8.89%) VBA
6 4 (8.89%) Bash Shell
7 3 (6.67%) Shell Script
8 2 (4.44%) Java
8 2 (4.44%) R
Qualifications
1 6 (13.33%) Degree
2 4 (8.89%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.67%) GIAC
3 3 (6.67%) CISSP
4 2 (4.44%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.44%) CCNP
4 2 (4.44%) CCNA
5 1 (2.22%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (8.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (4.44%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (20.00%) Active Directory
1 9 (20.00%) VMware Infrastructure
2 4 (8.89%) Hyper-V
3 3 (6.67%) ProxySG
4 2 (4.44%) vSphere
4 2 (4.44%) FreeRADIUS
5 1 (2.22%) NFS
5 1 (2.22%) Firmware
5 1 (2.22%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 5 (11.11%) WMI
1 5 (11.11%) ArcSight ESM
2 4 (8.89%) OpenView Configuration Management
2 4 (8.89%) SCCM
3 2 (4.44%) Tivoli Endpoint Manager
3 2 (4.44%) CA Spectrum
3 2 (4.44%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 15 (33.33%) Microsoft
2 13 (28.89%) Oracle
3 11 (24.44%) VMware
4 10 (22.22%) CheckPoint
4 10 (22.22%) Cisco
4 10 (22.22%) ArcSight
5 9 (20.00%) Splunk
6 7 (15.56%) Lumension
6 7 (15.56%) McAfee
7 6 (13.33%) Adobe
7 6 (13.33%) HP
8 5 (11.11%) Sophos
8 5 (11.11%) Omniture
9 4 (8.89%) Red Hat
10 3 (6.67%) Symantec
10 3 (6.67%) Blue Coat
10 3 (6.67%) Citrix
10 3 (6.67%) IBM
10 3 (6.67%) Fortinet
10 3 (6.67%) AlgoSec