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 2 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
2 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 545 570 508
Rank change year-on-year
+25 -62
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 31 6 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.059% 0.012% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.043% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 1 14
Average daily rate
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£350 £300 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -29.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £309 £300 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £645 £300 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 - £375
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £16.50
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
14073 13852 12143
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.78% 27.10% 27.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 9243 8638 7621
Average daily rate £388 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £525 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 264 300
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 £20.00 £16.87 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 2 March 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 28 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 2 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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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 -6 30 £325 +8.33% 10
South East -2 16 £325 - 3
Oxford - 11 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 11 £325 -
London +11 9 - - 5
Manchester - 2 £316 -
North West - 2 £316 -
East of England - 2 £650 - 1
Berkshire - 2 - - 2
Slough - 2 - -
Scotland - 1 £600 -
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
East Midlands - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 2
Stockport - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Hemel Hempstead - - - - 1
Leeds - - - - 1
Leicester - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - - 1
Leicestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Sussex - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - - 1

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 31 (51.67%) Apache
2 30 (50.00%) Linux
3 26 (43.33%) Windows
4 24 (40.00%) Firewall
5 23 (38.33%) SQL
5 23 (38.33%) Oracle
6 21 (35.00%) SQL Server
7 19 (31.67%) VMware
7 19 (31.67%) Git (software)
8 17 (28.33%) Cisco
8 17 (28.33%) CheckPoint
9 16 (26.67%) Network Security
9 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
10 15 (25.00%) Shell Script
10 15 (25.00%) Ethernet
10 15 (25.00%) PHP
10 15 (25.00%) Python
11 14 (23.33%) MySQL
11 14 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
11 14 (23.33%) Analytics
12 13 (21.67%) Load Balancing
12 13 (21.67%) UNIX
13 12 (20.00%) AIX
13 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
13 12 (20.00%) DB2
13 12 (20.00%) IIS
13 12 (20.00%) IBM
13 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
13 12 (20.00%) Internet
13 12 (20.00%) VPN

Regular Expression
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 March 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 31 (51.67%) Apache
2 12 (20.00%) IIS
3 11 (18.33%) uWSGI
4 10 (16.67%) CMS
5 5 (8.33%) Apache Solr
5 5 (8.33%) Apache Spark
5 5 (8.33%) Orchard CMS
6 4 (6.67%) Drupal
7 3 (5.00%) Moodle
8 2 (3.33%) SharePoint
9 1 (1.67%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 10 (16.67%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.33%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (8.33%) Google Analytics
2 4 (6.67%) SiteCatalyst
3 1 (1.67%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 24 (40.00%) Firewall
2 16 (26.67%) Network Security
3 15 (25.00%) Ethernet
4 14 (23.33%) Cisco ASA
5 12 (20.00%) NetScaler
5 12 (20.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 12 (20.00%) Cisco ISE
5 12 (20.00%) IPsec
5 12 (20.00%) Internet
5 12 (20.00%) BGP
5 12 (20.00%) VPN
5 12 (20.00%) DNS
5 12 (20.00%) VLAN
6 11 (18.33%) SAN
7 5 (8.33%) SSL
8 4 (6.67%) TCP/IP
9 3 (5.00%) LAN
9 3 (5.00%) WAN
9 3 (5.00%) SSH
10 1 (1.67%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (35.00%) SQL Server
2 14 (23.33%) MySQL
3 12 (20.00%) DB2
4 11 (18.33%) PostgreSQL
5 7 (11.67%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (8.33%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (8.33%) RavenDB
7 2 (3.33%) EDMS
8 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.67%) SQLPlus
8 1 (1.67%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 19 (31.67%) Git (software)
2 11 (18.33%) Jenkins
2 11 (18.33%) Subversion
3 5 (8.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (3.33%) MSI
5 1 (1.67%) Firebug
General
1 5 (8.33%) Finance
2 4 (6.67%) Marketing
3 1 (1.67%) Telecoms
3 1 (1.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 11 (18.33%) Analyst
2 9 (15.00%) Network Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Security Engineer
2 9 (15.00%) Developer
3 8 (13.33%) Consultant
4 6 (10.00%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (10.00%) Administrator
4 6 (10.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (10.00%) Linux Administrator
5 5 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
5 5 (8.33%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (8.33%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Agile .NET Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.33%) Network Security Engineer
6 4 (6.67%) Firewall Support
6 4 (6.67%) Web Analyst
7 3 (5.00%) Moodle Developer
7 3 (5.00%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.00%) Applications Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (18.33%) WSGI
2 8 (13.33%) Ajax
2 8 (13.33%) jQuery
3 7 (11.67%) XML
4 6 (10.00%) HTML
4 6 (10.00%) .NET
5 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET
5 5 (8.33%) CSS
5 5 (8.33%) Web Services
5 5 (8.33%) ODBC
5 5 (8.33%) XHTML
5 5 (8.33%) SAML
5 5 (8.33%) Lucene
5 5 (8.33%) RESTful
5 5 (8.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 5 (8.33%) Sinatra
5 5 (8.33%) Ruby on Rails
5 5 (8.33%) LINQ
6 4 (6.67%) Django
7 1 (1.67%) ADO.NET
Miscellaneous
1 8 (13.33%) Mobile App
2 6 (10.00%) Wiki
3 5 (8.33%) Computer Science
3 5 (8.33%) Open Source
3 5 (8.33%) NHS
4 3 (5.00%) VLE
5 2 (3.33%) Statistics
5 2 (3.33%) Ontologies
6 1 (1.67%) Blog
6 1 (1.67%) Data Integration
6 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 30 (50.00%) Linux
2 26 (43.33%) Windows
3 13 (21.67%) UNIX
4 12 (20.00%) Oracle Linux
4 12 (20.00%) AIX
4 12 (20.00%) SUSE
5 7 (11.67%) CentOS
6 5 (8.33%) Windows XP
7 3 (5.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Vista
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2008
8 2 (3.33%) Windows 8
8 2 (3.33%) Windows Server 2012
9 1 (1.67%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (26.67%) Continuous Integration
2 14 (23.33%) Analytics
3 13 (21.67%) Load Balancing
4 11 (18.33%) Change Management
4 11 (18.33%) DevOps
5 8 (13.33%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (13.33%) Line Management
5 8 (13.33%) Service Management
6 7 (11.67%) ITIL
7 5 (8.33%) PRINCE2
7 5 (8.33%) CRM
7 5 (8.33%) SOA
7 5 (8.33%) MVC
7 5 (8.33%) Workflow
7 5 (8.33%) Migration
7 5 (8.33%) Scrum
7 5 (8.33%) Agile Software Development
7 5 (8.33%) TDD
7 5 (8.33%) Mentoring
8 4 (6.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (38.33%) SQL
2 15 (25.00%) PHP
2 15 (25.00%) Python
2 15 (25.00%) Shell Script
3 12 (20.00%) JavaScript
4 9 (15.00%) Bash Shell
5 6 (10.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (8.33%) VBA
6 5 (8.33%) C#
6 5 (8.33%) Ruby
7 4 (6.67%) PowerShell
7 4 (6.67%) Perl
8 3 (5.00%) sed
9 1 (1.67%) C
9 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (18.33%) Degree
2 3 (5.00%) Security Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) DV Cleared
3 2 (3.33%) CISSP
3 2 (3.33%) GIAC
4 1 (1.67%) Cisco Certification
4 1 (1.67%) CCNP
4 1 (1.67%) CCNA
4 1 (1.67%) VCP4
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (10.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (6.67%) HIPAA
System Software
1 12 (20.00%) vSphere
1 12 (20.00%) FreeRADIUS
2 11 (18.33%) Shibboleth
3 9 (15.00%) Firmware
3 9 (15.00%) VMware Infrastructure
4 8 (13.33%) Active Directory
5 5 (8.33%) VMware ESX
6 2 (3.33%) ProxySG
6 2 (3.33%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 11 (18.33%) Puppet
2 9 (15.00%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (6.67%) Tivoli
4 2 (3.33%) OpenView Configuration Management
4 2 (3.33%) SCCM
Vendors
1 23 (38.33%) Oracle
2 19 (31.67%) VMware
3 17 (28.33%) CheckPoint
3 17 (28.33%) Cisco
4 12 (20.00%) IBM
4 12 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 12 (20.00%) Citrix
4 12 (20.00%) Splunk
5 9 (15.00%) CA
6 6 (10.00%) ArcSight
7 5 (8.33%) Google
7 5 (8.33%) Imperva
7 5 (8.33%) Adobe
8 4 (6.67%) Remedy
8 4 (6.67%) McAfee
8 4 (6.67%) Omniture
8 4 (6.67%) Lumension
9 3 (5.00%) Red Hat
9 3 (5.00%) HP
10 2 (3.33%) Blue Coat