The table below looks at the statistics for Regular Expression skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Regular Expression over the 3 months to 25 August 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
25 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 592 643 598
Rank change year-on-year
+51 -45
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 58 12 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.021% 0.066%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.073% 0.24%
Number of daily rates quoted 36 5 16
Median daily rate £355 £405 £406
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.34% -0.30%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £324 £290
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £495 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £270 £406
% change year-on-year
+19.44% -33.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.50 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.62% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.50 - -

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
16161 16327 15634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.79% 27.94% 27.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11202 11022 9940
Median daily rate £420 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.00% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 289 220
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.91% +12.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.94 £17.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £53.27 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.38 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+1.58% +12.50%

Regular Expression
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Regular Expression as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 25 August 2016.

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 23 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Regular Expression within the UK over the 3 months to 25 August 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 +32 49 £381 -5.92% 6
South East +22 19 £328 +21.29% 2
London +1 19 £408 -4.67% 4
Hampshire - 14 £325 - 1
Scotland - 8 £305 -
Renfrewshire - 7 £310 -
Erskine - 7 £310 -
Surrey -1 5 £525 +94.44%
Solihull - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
East of England - 4 £425 -
Watford - 4 £425 -
Hertfordshire - 4 £425 -
Hook - 3 £575 -
City of London +39 2 £588 +45.06%
Tyne and Wear - 2 £310 -
North East - 2 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 2 £310 -
South West - 1 - -
Dorset - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £308 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £290 -

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 August 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Regular Expression 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 Regular Expression.

1 74 (58.73%) Linux
2 49 (38.89%) Java
3 44 (34.92%) Windows
4 40 (31.75%) JavaScript
4 40 (31.75%) Perl
5 38 (30.16%) SQL
6 36 (28.57%) Python
6 36 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
7 34 (26.98%) Unix
8 33 (26.19%) XML
8 33 (26.19%) HP SiteScope
8 33 (26.19%) Splunk
9 30 (23.81%) PHP
10 28 (22.22%) Firewall
11 26 (20.63%) HP
12 24 (19.05%) DNS
13 23 (18.25%) VBScript
13 23 (18.25%) Service Management
13 23 (18.25%) Red Hat
13 23 (18.25%) Shell Script
13 23 (18.25%) PowerShell
13 23 (18.25%) Windows Server 2008
14 22 (17.46%) Security Cleared
14 22 (17.46%) Microsoft
15 21 (16.67%) Nagios
15 21 (16.67%) Oracle
16 20 (15.87%) Solaris
16 20 (15.87%) SSL
17 19 (15.08%) AIX
17 19 (15.08%) HPUX

Regular Expression
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 10 (7.94%) Apache
2 7 (5.56%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (4.76%) CMS
3 6 (4.76%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.17%) nginx
5 3 (2.38%) lighttpd
5 3 (2.38%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.38%) WebSphere
6 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
6 1 (0.79%) Mule
6 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (1.59%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (1.59%) Google Analytics
2 1 (0.79%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (0.79%) GitHub
2 1 (0.79%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 28 (22.22%) Firewall
2 24 (19.05%) DNS
3 20 (15.87%) SSL
4 17 (13.49%) NetScaler
5 14 (11.11%) Network Security
6 12 (9.52%) Internet
6 12 (9.52%) SNMP
7 11 (8.73%) IPv4
8 10 (7.94%) LDAP
9 9 (7.14%) Ethernet
9 9 (7.14%) HTTP
10 7 (5.56%) DHCP
11 5 (3.97%) Kerberos
11 5 (3.97%) TCP/IP
12 4 (3.17%) FTP
12 4 (3.17%) SMTP
12 4 (3.17%) SSH
13 3 (2.38%) IPv6
13 3 (2.38%) Wireless
14 1 (0.79%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (14.29%) MySQL
2 9 (7.14%) Relational Database
2 9 (7.14%) SQL Server
3 8 (6.35%) Big Data
4 7 (5.56%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (4.76%) BusinessObjects
5 6 (4.76%) Hadoop
6 5 (3.97%) Oracle Database
6 5 (3.97%) Redis
7 4 (3.17%) RDBMS
8 3 (2.38%) MS Access
8 3 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.59%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.59%) Oracle ODI
10 1 (0.79%) Apache Cassandra
10 1 (0.79%) HBase
10 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.79%) MongoDB
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle Database 11g
10 1 (0.79%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (6.35%) ClearCase
1 8 (6.35%) CppUnit
2 6 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 6 (4.76%) Rational Rhapsody
3 5 (3.97%) Grunt
3 5 (3.97%) gulp
4 4 (3.17%) Babel
4 4 (3.17%) Karma Test Runner
4 4 (3.17%) Mocha
4 4 (3.17%) Selenium
4 4 (3.17%) TeamCity
5 3 (2.38%) Cucumber
5 3 (2.38%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.59%) Automake
6 2 (1.59%) Flyway
6 2 (1.59%) Gradle
6 2 (1.59%) IntelliJ
6 2 (1.59%) JUnit
6 2 (1.59%) Maven
6 2 (1.59%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 15 (11.90%) Finance
2 7 (5.56%) Publishing
3 3 (2.38%) Games
3 3 (2.38%) Law
4 2 (1.59%) Marketing
5 1 (0.79%) Advertising
5 1 (0.79%) Banking
5 1 (0.79%) Bulgarian Language
5 1 (0.79%) Estonian Language
5 1 (0.79%) Latvian Language
5 1 (0.79%) Lithuanian Language
5 1 (0.79%) Romanian Language
5 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 24 (19.05%) Developer
2 15 (11.90%) Monitoring Engineer
3 12 (9.52%) Consultant
3 12 (9.52%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (8.73%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
5 10 (7.94%) Network Engineer
5 10 (7.94%) Software Engineer
5 10 (7.94%) Splunk Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) Administrator
6 7 (5.56%) ArcSight Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) Citrix Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) DevOps Engineer
6 7 (5.56%) Knowledge Manager
6 7 (5.56%) Senior Developer
7 6 (4.76%) Development Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) DevOps Architect
7 6 (4.76%) Implementation Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Linux Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Security Engineer
7 6 (4.76%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 33 (26.19%) XML
2 17 (13.49%) HTML
3 16 (12.70%) CSS
4 8 (6.35%) Boost C++ Libraries
4 8 (6.35%) HTML5
5 7 (5.56%) Middleware
6 6 (4.76%) DOM
6 6 (4.76%) LAMP
6 6 (4.76%) Node.js
7 4 (3.17%) AWT
7 4 (3.17%) Browserify
7 4 (3.17%) CSS3
7 4 (3.17%) Express
7 4 (3.17%) jQuery
7 4 (3.17%) koa
7 4 (3.17%) Swing
8 3 (2.38%) LAPP Stack
8 3 (2.38%) Laravel
8 3 (2.38%) LEMP Stack
8 3 (2.38%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 8 (6.35%) Embedded Systems
2 7 (5.56%) Computer Science
3 5 (3.97%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (3.97%) Management Information System
3 5 (3.97%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (3.97%) User Experience
4 4 (3.17%) Data Centre
4 4 (3.17%) Taxonomies
5 3 (2.38%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.38%) PKI
5 3 (2.38%) Replication
6 2 (1.59%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.59%) Social Media
7 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
7 1 (0.79%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
7 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 74 (58.73%) Linux
2 44 (34.92%) Windows
3 34 (26.98%) Unix
4 23 (18.25%) Windows Server 2008
5 20 (15.87%) Solaris
6 19 (15.08%) AIX
6 19 (15.08%) HPUX
6 19 (15.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 16 (12.70%) Windows Server 2003
7 16 (12.70%) Windows XP
8 6 (4.76%) Windows 10
8 6 (4.76%) Windows 8
8 6 (4.76%) Windows Server 2012
8 6 (4.76%) Windows Vista
9 5 (3.97%) Debian
9 5 (3.97%) Mac OS
10 4 (3.17%) SUSE
11 2 (1.59%) Ubuntu
12 1 (0.79%) Android
12 1 (0.79%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (28.57%) Kalman Filter
2 23 (18.25%) Service Management
3 19 (15.08%) ITIL
4 18 (14.29%) Change Management
5 17 (13.49%) Email Filtering
5 17 (13.49%) Load Balancing
5 17 (13.49%) Release Management
5 17 (13.49%) Software Engineering
5 17 (13.49%) Web Filtering
6 16 (12.70%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (10.32%) SIEM
8 12 (9.52%) Analytics
9 11 (8.73%) Data Modelling
10 9 (7.14%) Cybersecurity
10 9 (7.14%) DevOps
10 9 (7.14%) Scrum
11 8 (6.35%) Web Development
12 7 (5.56%) Content Development
12 7 (5.56%) Information Security
12 7 (5.56%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 49 (38.89%) Java
2 40 (31.75%) JavaScript
2 40 (31.75%) Perl
3 38 (30.16%) SQL
4 36 (28.57%) Python
5 30 (23.81%) PHP
6 23 (18.25%) PowerShell
6 23 (18.25%) Shell Script
6 23 (18.25%) VBScript
7 17 (13.49%) Bourne shell
7 17 (13.49%) Korn
8 16 (12.70%) Ruby
9 15 (11.90%) C++
10 14 (11.11%) C
11 12 (9.52%) Bash Shell
12 6 (4.76%) Groovy
13 5 (3.97%) ES6
14 3 (2.38%) PL/SQL
15 2 (1.59%) Scala
16 1 (0.79%) Clojure
Qualifications
1 22 (17.46%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.11%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (9.52%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.73%) DV Cleared
5 10 (7.94%) Degree
6 4 (3.17%) CISSP
6 4 (3.17%) GIAC
7 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.56%) GPG13
2 3 (2.38%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (8.73%) Active Directory
2 8 (6.35%) iptables
2 8 (6.35%) OpenSSH
3 2 (1.59%) Docker
4 1 (0.79%) Firmware
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (0.79%) VMware Infrastructure
4 1 (0.79%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 33 (26.19%) HP SiteScope
2 21 (16.67%) Nagios
3 19 (15.08%) Puppet
4 16 (12.70%) Netcool
4 16 (12.70%) SCCM
4 16 (12.70%) SCOM
5 15 (11.90%) Tivoli
6 12 (9.52%) ArcSight ESM
7 5 (3.97%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (3.17%) Cacti
8 4 (3.17%) CFEngine
8 4 (3.17%) QRadar
8 4 (3.17%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 3 (2.38%) Munin
9 3 (2.38%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.79%) Ansible
10 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.79%) Hadoop YARN
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle EDQ
10 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (26.19%) Splunk
2 26 (20.63%) HP
3 23 (18.25%) Red Hat
4 22 (17.46%) Microsoft
5 21 (16.67%) Oracle
6 18 (14.29%) CA
6 18 (14.29%) Cisco
7 17 (13.49%) ArcSight
7 17 (13.49%) CheckPoint
7 17 (13.49%) Citrix
8 16 (12.70%) IBM
9 11 (8.73%) Dell
9 11 (8.73%) Extreme Networks
10 4 (3.17%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.17%) Intel Security
10 4 (3.17%) Symantec
11 3 (2.38%) Compuware
11 3 (2.38%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (2.38%) SAP
11 3 (2.38%) Sybase
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