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 January 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 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 558 539 510
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -29
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 25 14 29
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.049% 0.029% 0.065%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.11% 0.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 9 14
Average daily rate
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£325 £325 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- -23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £317 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £283 £375
% change year-on-year
+15.04% -24.66%
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
13821 12977 12603
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.08% 26.94% 28.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 9280 8153 7957
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 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 190 267 323
Average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.93 £14.03 £19.12
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.90 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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
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 27 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 January 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 -7 25 £325 - 7
South East +12 16 £313 - 3
Oxford - 11 £325 -
Oxfordshire - 11 £325 -
London -10 6 £330 +1.53% 3
Berkshire - 5 £300 - 2
Manchester -2 3 £325 +15.04%
North West -10 3 £325 +15.04%
Slough - 1 - -
Stockport - - - -
Worthing - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cambridge - - - - 1
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - - 1
Hemel Hempstead - - - -
Leicester - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -
Hertfordshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
West Sussex - - - -
East Midlands - - - -
Maidenhead - - - - 1
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 36 (62.07%) Apache
2 33 (56.90%) Linux
3 24 (41.38%) SQL
4 23 (39.66%) Oracle
5 22 (37.93%) SQL Server
5 22 (37.93%) Windows
6 21 (36.21%) Git (software)
7 20 (34.48%) Firewall
7 20 (34.48%) VMware
8 19 (32.76%) PHP
8 19 (32.76%) Network Security
9 18 (31.03%) MySQL
9 18 (31.03%) Ethernet
10 16 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
11 15 (25.86%) Cisco ASA
11 15 (25.86%) vSphere
11 15 (25.86%) VLAN
11 15 (25.86%) Load Balancing
11 15 (25.86%) FreeRADIUS
11 15 (25.86%) Oracle Linux
11 15 (25.86%) NetScaler
11 15 (25.86%) Cisco Nexus
11 15 (25.86%) Cisco ISE
11 15 (25.86%) Python
11 15 (25.86%) Cisco
11 15 (25.86%) IBM
11 15 (25.86%) Citrix
11 15 (25.86%) VPN
11 15 (25.86%) CheckPoint
11 15 (25.86%) AIX

Regular Expression
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 36 (62.07%) Apache
2 15 (25.86%) IIS
3 11 (18.97%) uWSGI
4 10 (17.24%) CMS
5 5 (8.62%) Apache Solr
5 5 (8.62%) Apache Spark
5 5 (8.62%) Orchard CMS
6 4 (6.90%) Drupal
7 3 (5.17%) Moodle
8 1 (1.72%) IBM Notes
Applications
1 8 (13.79%) MS Excel
2 2 (3.45%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 7 (12.07%) Google Analytics
2 1 (1.72%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 20 (34.48%) Firewall
2 19 (32.76%) Network Security
3 18 (31.03%) Ethernet
4 15 (25.86%) Cisco ASA
4 15 (25.86%) VLAN
4 15 (25.86%) NetScaler
4 15 (25.86%) Cisco Nexus
4 15 (25.86%) Cisco ISE
4 15 (25.86%) VPN
4 15 (25.86%) IPsec
4 15 (25.86%) Internet
4 15 (25.86%) BGP
5 13 (22.41%) DNS
5 13 (22.41%) SAN
6 5 (8.62%) SSL
7 3 (5.17%) HTTP
7 3 (5.17%) SSH
8 1 (1.72%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.72%) LAN
8 1 (1.72%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (37.93%) SQL Server
2 18 (31.03%) MySQL
3 15 (25.86%) DB2
4 11 (18.97%) PostgreSQL
5 6 (10.34%) Oracle Reports
6 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2005
6 5 (8.62%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (8.62%) RavenDB
7 2 (3.45%) Data Warehouse
8 1 (1.72%) MS Access
8 1 (1.72%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.72%) SQLPlus
8 1 (1.72%) SQL Server Reporting Services
8 1 (1.72%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 21 (36.21%) Git (software)
2 15 (25.86%) Subversion
3 11 (18.97%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.62%) Visual Studio
5 1 (1.72%) Firebug
General
1 6 (10.34%) Marketing
2 4 (6.90%) Retail
3 2 (3.45%) Finance
4 1 (1.72%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (24.14%) Developer
1 14 (24.14%) Analyst
2 9 (15.52%) Network Engineer
3 7 (12.07%) Security Engineer
4 6 (10.34%) PHP Developer
4 6 (10.34%) Linux Systems Administrator
4 6 (10.34%) Linux Administrator
4 6 (10.34%) Systems Administrator
4 6 (10.34%) Administrator
5 5 (8.62%) Senior Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Network Security Engineer
5 5 (8.62%) Senior .NET Developer
5 5 (8.62%) .NET Developer
5 5 (8.62%) Agile .NET Developer
5 5 (8.62%) DevOps Engineer
6 4 (6.90%) Firewall Support
6 4 (6.90%) Network Analyst
7 3 (5.17%) Technical Support
7 3 (5.17%) Applications Support
7 3 (5.17%) Web Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (20.69%) jQuery
2 11 (18.97%) WSGI
3 10 (17.24%) Ajax
3 10 (17.24%) HTML
4 9 (15.52%) CSS
5 8 (13.79%) XML
6 7 (12.07%) ODBC
6 7 (12.07%) XHTML
7 6 (10.34%) .NET
8 5 (8.62%) Web Services
8 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET
8 5 (8.62%) SAML
8 5 (8.62%) Lucene
8 5 (8.62%) LINQ
8 5 (8.62%) Ruby on Rails
8 5 (8.62%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (8.62%) RESTful
8 5 (8.62%) Sinatra
9 4 (6.90%) Django
10 2 (3.45%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 6 (10.34%) Wiki
2 5 (8.62%) NHS
2 5 (8.62%) Computer Science
2 5 (8.62%) Open Source
2 5 (8.62%) Mobile App
3 3 (5.17%) VLE
4 2 (3.45%) User Experience
4 2 (3.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (3.45%) Visualisation
4 2 (3.45%) Statistics
4 2 (3.45%) Ontologies
4 2 (3.45%) W3C
5 1 (1.72%) Blog
5 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
5 1 (1.72%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.72%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 33 (56.90%) Linux
2 22 (37.93%) Windows
3 15 (25.86%) Oracle Linux
3 15 (25.86%) AIX
3 15 (25.86%) UNIX
3 15 (25.86%) SUSE
4 7 (12.07%) CentOS
5 5 (8.62%) Windows XP
6 3 (5.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 1 (1.72%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (27.59%) Continuous Integration
2 15 (25.86%) Load Balancing
3 14 (24.14%) Change Management
4 11 (18.97%) Service Management
4 11 (18.97%) DevOps
4 11 (18.97%) Line Management
5 10 (17.24%) Analytics
6 8 (13.79%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (10.34%) ITIL
8 5 (8.62%) PRINCE2
8 5 (8.62%) CRM
8 5 (8.62%) SOA
8 5 (8.62%) Workflow
8 5 (8.62%) MVC
8 5 (8.62%) TDD
8 5 (8.62%) Migration
8 5 (8.62%) Scrum
8 5 (8.62%) Web Analytics
8 5 (8.62%) Mentoring
9 4 (6.90%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 24 (41.38%) SQL
2 19 (32.76%) PHP
3 15 (25.86%) Python
3 15 (25.86%) Shell Script
4 11 (18.97%) JavaScript
5 9 (15.52%) Bash Shell
6 8 (13.79%) Perl
7 6 (10.34%) T-SQL
8 5 (8.62%) C#
8 5 (8.62%) Ruby
9 3 (5.17%) VBA
9 3 (5.17%) sed
10 2 (3.45%) PL/SQL
11 1 (1.72%) C
Qualifications
1 11 (18.97%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (8.62%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 4 (6.90%) HIPAA
3 1 (1.72%) QA
System Software
1 15 (25.86%) vSphere
1 15 (25.86%) FreeRADIUS
2 13 (22.41%) Shibboleth
3 12 (20.69%) Firmware
4 8 (13.79%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (8.62%) VMware ESX
6 4 (6.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 11 (18.97%) Puppet
2 9 (15.52%) CA Spectrum
3 4 (6.90%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 23 (39.66%) Oracle
2 20 (34.48%) VMware
3 15 (25.86%) Cisco
3 15 (25.86%) IBM
3 15 (25.86%) Citrix
3 15 (25.86%) CheckPoint
4 12 (20.69%) Splunk
5 9 (15.52%) CA
6 7 (12.07%) Google
7 6 (10.34%) Microsoft
8 5 (8.62%) Imperva
9 4 (6.90%) Remedy
10 3 (5.17%) Red Hat
11 2 (3.45%) Tableau
11 2 (3.45%) Sencha
12 1 (1.72%) Lotus
12 1 (1.72%) Business Objects
12 1 (1.72%) Facebook
12 1 (1.72%) Twitter
12 1 (1.72%) ArcSight