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 21 August 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
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 562 533 575
Rank change year-on-year
-29 +42
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 37 40 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.066% 0.076% 0.035%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.27% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 24 12
Average daily rate
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£406 £279 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+45.60% -34.35%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £225 £282
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £350 £496
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £308 -
% change year-on-year
+31.89% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
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
15595 14948 15397
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.70% 28.49% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9908 9606 9472
Average daily rate £375 £375 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.63%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 223 252 364
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +4.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £22.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £71.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 21 August 2014.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Regular Expression within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 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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statistics and historical trends)
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 -18 37 £406 +45.60% 7
London 0 11 £378 +67.77% 3
North West -3 10 £300 -1.96%
South East +6 8 £425 -22.72% 2
City of London +21 4 £425 +88.88%
Manchester -9 4 £300 -7.69%
Slough - 3 £425 -
Berkshire - 3 £425 -
East Sussex - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
North Yorkshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Yorkshire - - - - 1
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 2
Upminster - - - -
Wigan - - - -
Woking - - - -
York - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Brighton - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Leeds - - - - 1

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 37 (56.06%) Linux
2 33 (50.00%) SQL
3 30 (45.45%) UNIX
4 29 (43.94%) Perl
5 25 (37.88%) Apache
6 24 (36.36%) PHP
6 24 (36.36%) Windows
7 21 (31.82%) Shell Script
8 19 (28.79%) MySQL
9 18 (27.27%) Ethernet
10 16 (24.24%) ITIL
11 15 (22.73%) Git (software)
11 15 (22.73%) Splunk
12 14 (21.21%) Red Hat
13 13 (19.70%) Performance Management
14 12 (18.18%) Oracle
14 12 (18.18%) Change Management
14 12 (18.18%) Information Security
15 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
15 11 (16.67%) Data Modelling
15 11 (16.67%) Internet
15 11 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 11 (16.67%) Bash Shell
16 10 (15.15%) HTML
16 10 (15.15%) JavaScript
16 10 (15.15%) CSS
16 10 (15.15%) IBM
16 10 (15.15%) CheckPoint
16 10 (15.15%) Firewall
16 10 (15.15%) E-Learning

Regular Expression
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, 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 25 (37.88%) Apache
2 10 (15.15%) Moodle
3 8 (12.12%) IIS
4 4 (6.06%) uWSGI
4 4 (6.06%) CMS
5 2 (3.03%) WebSphere
5 2 (3.03%) Tomcat
5 2 (3.03%) WebSphere Application Server
5 2 (3.03%) WebLogic
Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Photoshop
1 2 (3.03%) MS Excel
1 2 (3.03%) Adobe Illustrator
Business Applications
1 2 (3.03%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 18 (27.27%) Ethernet
2 11 (16.67%) Internet
3 10 (15.15%) SSH
3 10 (15.15%) Firewall
4 9 (13.64%) VPN
5 8 (12.12%) TCP/IP
5 8 (12.12%) VLAN
5 8 (12.12%) Network Security
5 8 (12.12%) Cisco ASA
5 8 (12.12%) NetScaler
5 8 (12.12%) Cisco Nexus
6 7 (10.61%) Cisco ISE
6 7 (10.61%) DNS
6 7 (10.61%) SAN
6 7 (10.61%) BGP
7 6 (9.09%) IPsec
8 2 (3.03%) Intranet
9 1 (1.52%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (28.79%) MySQL
2 11 (16.67%) SQL Server
3 8 (12.12%) DB2
4 6 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 4 (6.06%) PostgreSQL
6 3 (4.55%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (3.03%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (3.03%) RDBMS
8 1 (1.52%) SQLPlus
8 1 (1.52%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.52%) MS Access
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.52%) Oracle Database 11g
Development Applications
1 15 (22.73%) Git (software)
2 10 (15.15%) Subversion
3 4 (6.06%) Jenkins
4 3 (4.55%) Grunt
General
1 8 (12.12%) Finance
2 5 (7.58%) Retail
2 5 (7.58%) Telecoms
3 4 (6.06%) Marketing
4 3 (4.55%) Banking
Job Titles
1 22 (33.33%) Analyst
2 16 (24.24%) Developer
3 7 (10.61%) Front-End Developer
4 6 (9.09%) Administrator
4 6 (9.09%) PHP Developer
4 6 (9.09%) Security Engineer
5 5 (7.58%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (6.06%) MySQL Developer
6 4 (6.06%) PHP MySQL Developer
7 3 (4.55%) Moodle Developer
7 3 (4.55%) DevOps Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) Development Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Linux Engineer
7 3 (4.55%) UNIX Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Linux Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.55%) Technical Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Network Analyst
7 3 (4.55%) Consultant
7 3 (4.55%) Systems Administrator
7 3 (4.55%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (15.15%) HTML
1 10 (15.15%) CSS
2 8 (12.12%) jQuery
3 7 (10.61%) HTML5
3 7 (10.61%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 5 (7.58%) .NET
4 5 (7.58%) ASP.NET
4 5 (7.58%) ODBC
5 4 (6.06%) Ext JS
5 4 (6.06%) Ajax
5 4 (6.06%) CSS3
5 4 (6.06%) WSGI
6 3 (4.55%) LESS
6 3 (4.55%) AngularJS
6 3 (4.55%) KnockoutJS
6 3 (4.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
6 3 (4.55%) XHTML
6 3 (4.55%) XML
6 3 (4.55%) XSL
7 2 (3.03%) JSP
Miscellaneous
1 10 (15.15%) E-Learning
2 6 (9.09%) VLE
2 6 (9.09%) Firmware
3 4 (6.06%) W3C
3 4 (6.06%) Learning Management System
3 4 (6.06%) Mobile App
4 2 (3.03%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.03%) Photography
4 2 (3.03%) Client/Server
5 1 (1.52%) GIS
Operating Systems
1 37 (56.06%) Linux
2 30 (45.45%) UNIX
3 24 (36.36%) Windows
4 11 (16.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 9 (13.64%) CentOS
6 8 (12.12%) Oracle Linux
6 8 (12.12%) AIX
6 8 (12.12%) SUSE
7 2 (3.03%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (24.24%) ITIL
2 13 (19.70%) Performance Management
3 12 (18.18%) Change Management
3 12 (18.18%) Information Security
4 11 (16.67%) Data Modelling
5 10 (15.15%) Performance Testing
6 8 (12.12%) SIEM
6 8 (12.12%) Load Balancing
6 8 (12.12%) Migration
6 8 (12.12%) Vulnerability Management
7 7 (10.61%) Analytics
8 5 (7.58%) Web Development
9 4 (6.06%) Digital Marketing
9 4 (6.06%) Content Management
9 4 (6.06%) Continuous Integration
9 4 (6.06%) SEO
9 4 (6.06%) OOP
9 4 (6.06%) E-Commerce
9 4 (6.06%) Service Management
10 3 (4.55%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 33 (50.00%) SQL
2 29 (43.94%) Perl
3 24 (36.36%) PHP
4 21 (31.82%) Shell Script
5 11 (16.67%) Bash Shell
6 10 (15.15%) sed
6 10 (15.15%) JavaScript
7 5 (7.58%) Python
8 2 (3.03%) Java
8 2 (3.03%) PL/SQL
8 2 (3.03%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 5 (7.58%) CISA
1 5 (7.58%) CISM
1 5 (7.58%) CISSP
2 2 (3.03%) Degree
3 1 (1.52%) Cisco Certification
3 1 (1.52%) Check Point Certification
3 1 (1.52%) CCSA
3 1 (1.52%) CCSE
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (4.55%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 1 (1.52%) QA
System Software
1 8 (12.12%) vSphere
2 7 (10.61%) FreeRADIUS
3 5 (7.58%) Shibboleth
4 2 (3.03%) RHEV
5 1 (1.52%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 4 (6.06%) Puppet
2 3 (4.55%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 15 (22.73%) Splunk
2 14 (21.21%) Red Hat
3 12 (18.18%) Oracle
4 10 (15.15%) IBM
4 10 (15.15%) CheckPoint
5 9 (13.64%) Cisco
6 8 (12.12%) VMware
6 8 (12.12%) Citrix
7 4 (6.06%) Sencha
8 3 (4.55%) Qualys
8 3 (4.55%) CA
8 3 (4.55%) ArcSight
9 2 (3.03%) Tableau
9 2 (3.03%) Cyber-Ark
9 2 (3.03%) Google
9 2 (3.03%) NetApp
9 2 (3.03%) Sybase
9 2 (3.03%) Microsoft
9 2 (3.03%) Adobe
9 2 (3.03%) EMC
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