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 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 581 647 601
Rank change year-on-year
+66 -46
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 67 13 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.022% 0.059%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.079% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 39 9 13
Median daily rate £378 £400 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.62% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £261 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £525 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £330 £335 £350
% change year-on-year
-1.49% -4.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
16430 16404 15521
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.75% 28.23% 27.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11396 11302 10100
Median daily rate £415 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £530
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 302 174
Median hourly rate £41.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.47% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.75 £17.20 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £45.00 £71.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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 28 September 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 25 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 28 September 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 +69 61 £380 +4.10% 9
London +18 33 £384 -5.24% 2
South East +28 16 £325 +20.37% 3
Hampshire - 12 £325 - 1
East of England - 6 £450 -
Watford - 6 £450 -
Hertfordshire - 6 £450 -
Scotland +13 5 £300 -25.00%
Surrey +4 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 £450 -
City of London +23 3 £588 +45.06% 1
Erskine - 3 £300 -
Solihull - 3 - -
Renfrewshire - 3 £300 -
Glasgow - 2 £370 -
North East - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -
Tyne and Wear - 1 - -
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £308 - 1
Hook - 1 £360 -
Hereford - 1 £450 -
Dorset - 1 - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 1 - -
Herefordshire - 1 £450 -

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 September 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 88 (63.31%) Linux
2 59 (42.45%) Java
2 59 (42.45%) Perl
3 56 (40.29%) Windows
4 52 (37.41%) Python
5 51 (36.69%) Unix
6 50 (35.97%) SQL
7 48 (34.53%) Splunk
8 38 (27.34%) JavaScript
9 35 (25.18%) Kalman Filter
10 34 (24.46%) Firewall
11 32 (23.02%) HP SiteScope
12 31 (22.30%) XML
13 30 (21.58%) Shell Script
14 28 (20.14%) PHP
15 26 (18.71%) HP
16 25 (17.99%) Windows Server 2008
17 24 (17.27%) Red Hat
17 24 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
17 24 (17.27%) Security Cleared
18 23 (16.55%) PowerShell
18 23 (16.55%) Service Management
18 23 (16.55%) VBScript
19 22 (15.83%) Oracle
19 22 (15.83%) Solaris
19 22 (15.83%) Microsoft
20 21 (15.11%) Data Modelling
20 21 (15.11%) Bash Shell
21 20 (14.39%) ArcSight
21 20 (14.39%) ITIL

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 13 (9.35%) Apache
2 7 (5.04%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (4.32%) CMS
3 6 (4.32%) OpenStack
3 6 (4.32%) Tomcat
4 4 (2.88%) nginx
5 3 (2.16%) lighttpd
6 2 (1.44%) Apache Spark
6 2 (1.44%) WebSphere
7 1 (0.72%) Mule
7 1 (0.72%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (0.72%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (2.16%) Amazon AWS
1 3 (2.16%) SaaS
2 2 (1.44%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 34 (24.46%) Firewall
2 19 (13.67%) DNS
3 16 (11.51%) LDAP
3 16 (11.51%) TCP/IP
4 15 (10.79%) Network Security
5 14 (10.07%) SSL
6 12 (8.63%) SNMP
7 11 (7.91%) IPv4
7 11 (7.91%) NetScaler
8 10 (7.19%) Internet
9 8 (5.76%) Ethernet
10 6 (4.32%) HTTP
11 5 (3.60%) Kerberos
12 4 (2.88%) DHCP
12 4 (2.88%) FTP
12 4 (2.88%) SMTP
12 4 (2.88%) SSH
13 3 (2.16%) IPv6
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (12.95%) Big Data
1 18 (12.95%) MySQL
2 16 (11.51%) Hadoop
3 15 (10.79%) Relational Database
4 10 (7.19%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (7.19%) Sqoop
5 9 (6.47%) NoSQL
5 9 (6.47%) SQL Server
5 9 (6.47%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 8 (5.76%) Oracle Reports
7 5 (3.60%) Oracle Database
7 5 (3.60%) Redis
8 4 (2.88%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.16%) Apache Hive
9 3 (2.16%) MS Access
9 3 (2.16%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.44%) BusinessObjects
10 2 (1.44%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.72%) Oracle Database 11g
11 1 (0.72%) SQLPlus
Development Applications
1 8 (5.76%) ClearCase
1 8 (5.76%) CppUnit
2 7 (5.04%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.32%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (3.60%) Grunt
4 5 (3.60%) gulp
5 4 (2.88%) Babel
5 4 (2.88%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (2.88%) Mocha
5 4 (2.88%) Selenium
5 4 (2.88%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.44%) Automake
6 2 (1.44%) Cucumber
6 2 (1.44%) Flyway
6 2 (1.44%) Gradle
6 2 (1.44%) Jenkins
6 2 (1.44%) JUnit
6 2 (1.44%) Maven
6 2 (1.44%) Talend Open Studio
7 1 (0.72%) Bower
General
1 20 (14.39%) Finance
2 6 (4.32%) Publishing
3 5 (3.60%) Games
4 3 (2.16%) Banking
4 3 (2.16%) Law
5 2 (1.44%) Marketing
6 1 (0.72%) Advertising
6 1 (0.72%) Investment Banking
6 1 (0.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 25 (17.99%) Developer
2 15 (10.79%) Consultant
2 15 (10.79%) Monitoring Engineer
3 12 (8.63%) Linux Engineer
3 12 (8.63%) Splunk Engineer
3 12 (8.63%) Support Engineer
3 12 (8.63%) Systems Engineer
4 11 (7.91%) Analyst
4 11 (7.91%) Linux Scripter
4 11 (7.91%) Linux Support
4 11 (7.91%) Linux Support Engineer
4 11 (7.91%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
5 10 (7.19%) Software Engineer
6 9 (6.47%) Data Analyst
6 9 (6.47%) Senior Developer
7 8 (5.76%) ArcSight Engineer
7 8 (5.76%) Network Engineer
8 7 (5.04%) Architect
8 7 (5.04%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.04%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 31 (22.30%) XML
2 16 (11.51%) HTML
3 15 (10.79%) CSS
4 12 (8.63%) JSON
5 11 (7.91%) RESTful
6 10 (7.19%) ELK Stack
6 10 (7.19%) J2EE
6 10 (7.19%) JDBC
6 10 (7.19%) Servlets
7 9 (6.47%) Web Services
8 8 (5.76%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 8 (5.76%) HTML5
9 7 (5.04%) Middleware
10 6 (4.32%) AWT
10 6 (4.32%) DOM
10 6 (4.32%) LAMP
10 6 (4.32%) Swing
11 5 (3.60%) Node.js
12 4 (2.88%) CSS3
12 4 (2.88%) Express
Miscellaneous
1 8 (5.76%) Embedded Systems
2 6 (4.32%) Computer Science
2 6 (4.32%) Management Information System
2 6 (4.32%) Security Operations Centre
3 5 (3.60%) User Experience
4 4 (2.88%) Analytical Skills
4 4 (2.88%) Visualisation
5 3 (2.16%) Data Centre
5 3 (2.16%) Enterprise Software
5 3 (2.16%) PKI
5 3 (2.16%) Replication
5 3 (2.16%) Statistics
5 3 (2.16%) Taxonomies
6 2 (1.44%) Algorithms
6 2 (1.44%) Cyber Attack
6 2 (1.44%) Social Media
7 1 (0.72%) Mathematics
7 1 (0.72%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 88 (63.31%) Linux
2 56 (40.29%) Windows
3 51 (36.69%) Unix
4 25 (17.99%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (15.83%) Solaris
6 20 (14.39%) AIX
6 20 (14.39%) HPUX
7 19 (13.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 17 (12.23%) Windows Server 2003
9 16 (11.51%) Windows XP
10 11 (7.91%) Mac OS
11 8 (5.76%) Windows Server 2012
12 6 (4.32%) Windows 10
12 6 (4.32%) Windows 8
12 6 (4.32%) Windows Vista
13 5 (3.60%) Debian
14 4 (2.88%) SUSE
15 2 (1.44%) Ubuntu
15 2 (1.44%) Windows Server
16 1 (0.72%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 35 (25.18%) Kalman Filter
2 24 (17.27%) Agile Software Development
3 23 (16.55%) Service Management
4 21 (15.11%) Data Modelling
5 20 (14.39%) ITIL
6 17 (12.23%) Release Management
6 17 (12.23%) SIEM
7 16 (11.51%) Software Engineering
8 14 (10.07%) Analytics
8 14 (10.07%) Email Filtering
9 13 (9.35%) Change Management
10 11 (7.91%) Knowledge Management
10 11 (7.91%) SOA
10 11 (7.91%) Web Filtering
11 10 (7.19%) Cybersecurity
11 10 (7.19%) ETL
11 10 (7.19%) Load Balancing
11 10 (7.19%) Performance Tuning
12 9 (6.47%) Use Case
12 9 (6.47%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 59 (42.45%) Java
1 59 (42.45%) Perl
2 52 (37.41%) Python
3 50 (35.97%) SQL
4 38 (27.34%) JavaScript
5 30 (21.58%) Shell Script
6 28 (20.14%) PHP
7 23 (16.55%) PowerShell
7 23 (16.55%) VBScript
8 21 (15.11%) Bash Shell
9 17 (12.23%) Bourne shell
9 17 (12.23%) Korn
10 14 (10.07%) C
10 14 (10.07%) C++
10 14 (10.07%) Ruby
11 10 (7.19%) Scala
12 9 (6.47%) T-SQL
13 6 (4.32%) Groovy
14 5 (3.60%) ES6
15 3 (2.16%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 24 (17.27%) Security Cleared
2 14 (10.07%) ITIL Certification
3 13 (9.35%) DV Cleared
3 13 (9.35%) SC Cleared
4 10 (7.19%) Degree
5 7 (5.04%) CISSP
6 5 (3.60%) GIAC
7 1 (0.72%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.72%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (5.76%) GPG13
2 3 (2.16%) QA
3 1 (0.72%) COBIT
3 1 (0.72%) Data Quality
3 1 (0.72%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (7.91%) Active Directory
2 9 (6.47%) Apache Flume
3 8 (5.76%) iptables
3 8 (5.76%) OpenSSH
4 4 (2.88%) Docker
5 2 (1.44%) VMware Infrastructure
6 1 (0.72%) Hyper-V
6 1 (0.72%) VMware ESXi
6 1 (0.72%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 32 (23.02%) HP SiteScope
2 19 (13.67%) Nagios
3 17 (12.23%) Puppet
4 16 (11.51%) Netcool
4 16 (11.51%) SCOM
5 15 (10.79%) SCCM
5 15 (10.79%) Tivoli
6 14 (10.07%) ArcSight ESM
7 9 (6.47%) Rsyslog
8 6 (4.32%) QRadar
9 4 (2.88%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 3 (2.16%) Cacti
10 3 (2.16%) Munin
10 3 (2.16%) Opscode Chef
10 3 (2.16%) Unicenter
11 2 (1.44%) CFEngine
12 1 (0.72%) Ansible
12 1 (0.72%) Hadoop YARN
12 1 (0.72%) Oozie
12 1 (0.72%) Oracle EDQ
Vendors
1 48 (34.53%) Splunk
2 26 (18.71%) HP
3 24 (17.27%) Red Hat
4 22 (15.83%) Microsoft
4 22 (15.83%) Oracle
5 20 (14.39%) ArcSight
6 19 (13.67%) Cisco
7 18 (12.95%) CA
7 18 (12.95%) CheckPoint
8 17 (12.23%) IBM
9 11 (7.91%) Citrix
9 11 (7.91%) Dell
9 11 (7.91%) Extreme Networks
10 5 (3.60%) Fortinet
10 5 (3.60%) Intel Security
10 5 (3.60%) Symantec
11 3 (2.16%) Compuware
11 3 (2.16%) Google
11 3 (2.16%) Sybase
11 3 (2.16%) Zend
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