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 8 February 2016 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
8 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 596 587 571
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -16
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 32 22 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.062% 0.043% 0.023%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.22% 0.16% 0.084%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 10 6
Average daily rate £365 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.30% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £331 £325 £283
% change year-on-year
+1.92% +15.04%
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
14624 13900 13032
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.43% 26.94% 26.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 10168 9284 8197
Average daily rate £400 £398 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.62% +6.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 259 195 268
Average hourly rate £40.00 £33.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.21% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £20.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.62 £46.50 £50.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.75 £33.50 £32.50
% change year-on-year
+15.67% +3.07%

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 8 February 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 14 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 8 February 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -3 30 £365 +12.30% 10
London +24 17 £365 +0.68% 2
South East -3 11 £325 +4.00% 4
Oxfordshire +4 10 £325 -
Yorkshire - 1 £500 - 2
East of England - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - -
Scotland - 1 - -
City of London - 1 - -
Sheffield - 1 £500 -
Guildford - 1 £550 - 1
South Yorkshire - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £550 - 2
Cambridgeshire - 1 - -

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 (69.23%) XML
2 30 (57.69%) Linux
3 27 (51.92%) C#
3 27 (51.92%) Splunk
4 25 (48.08%) Unix
5 24 (46.15%) Windows
6 23 (44.23%) Java
7 22 (42.31%) Python
8 20 (38.46%) HTML
8 20 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
9 19 (36.54%) C++
9 19 (36.54%) Time Management
10 18 (34.62%) Relational Database
10 18 (34.62%) Perl
11 17 (32.69%) HPUX
11 17 (32.69%) Solaris
12 16 (30.77%) AIX
12 16 (30.77%) Shell Script
12 16 (30.77%) JSON
12 16 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
13 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
14 11 (21.15%) Web Services
14 11 (21.15%) SQL
14 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
15 10 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
15 10 (19.23%) TortoiseSVN
15 10 (19.23%) .NET
15 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
15 10 (19.23%) OO
15 10 (19.23%) Subversion

Regular Expression
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 8 February 2016, 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 3 (5.77%) Node.js
2 1 (1.92%) Apache
2 1 (1.92%) Jadu
2 1 (1.92%) SharePoint
2 1 (1.92%) WordPress
Applications
1 1 (1.92%) MS Excel
1 1 (1.92%) MS Office
1 1 (1.92%) MS PowerPoint
1 1 (1.92%) Photoshop
Cloud Services
1 3 (5.77%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 7 (13.46%) HTTP
1 7 (13.46%) LDAP
1 7 (13.46%) Network Security
2 5 (9.62%) Firewall
2 5 (9.62%) Intrusion Detection
3 2 (3.85%) DNS
3 2 (3.85%) TCP/IP
4 1 (1.92%) Intranet
4 1 (1.92%) SSL
4 1 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (34.62%) Relational Database
2 10 (19.23%) SQL Server
2 10 (19.23%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (11.54%) Big Data
3 6 (11.54%) Data Mining
4 5 (9.62%) MySQL
5 3 (5.77%) MongoDB
6 2 (3.85%) Apache Cassandra
6 2 (3.85%) Apache Hive
6 2 (3.85%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.92%) BusinessObjects
7 1 (1.92%) Crystal Reports
7 1 (1.92%) MariaDB
7 1 (1.92%) PostgreSQL
7 1 (1.92%) Power BI
7 1 (1.92%) Spotfire
7 1 (1.92%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (19.23%) Subversion
1 10 (19.23%) TortoiseSVN
2 7 (13.46%) Metasploit
3 5 (9.62%) JIRA
4 3 (5.77%) Cucumber
4 3 (5.77%) IntelliJ
4 3 (5.77%) Jenkins
5 1 (1.92%) Selenium
5 1 (1.92%) WebDriver
General
1 3 (5.77%) Banking
2 2 (3.85%) Finance
3 1 (1.92%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 16 (30.77%) Developer
1 16 (30.77%) Support Engineer
2 10 (19.23%) .NET Developer
3 9 (17.31%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (17.31%) Linux Support
3 9 (17.31%) Linux Support Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Technical Engineer
4 8 (15.38%) Technical Support
4 8 (15.38%) Technical Support Engineer
5 6 (11.54%) Analyst
6 5 (9.62%) Unix Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Unix Support
6 5 (9.62%) Unix Support Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Engineer
6 5 (9.62%) Windows Support Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Security Analyst
7 4 (7.69%) Security Engineer
7 4 (7.69%) Unix Scripter
7 4 (7.69%) Unix Scripting Engineer
8 3 (5.77%) Linux Scripter
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 36 (69.23%) XML
2 20 (38.46%) HTML
3 16 (30.77%) JSON
4 11 (21.15%) Web Services
5 10 (19.23%) .NET
6 4 (7.69%) CSS
7 3 (5.77%) RabbitMQ
8 2 (3.85%) Akka
8 2 (3.85%) Kafka
8 2 (3.85%) LAMP
8 2 (3.85%) Middleware
9 1 (1.92%) LAPP Stack
9 1 (1.92%) WSDL
9 1 (1.92%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 11 (21.15%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (7.69%) Cyberthreat
3 2 (3.85%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.92%) Management Information System
4 1 (1.92%) Reference Data
4 1 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 30 (57.69%) Linux
2 25 (48.08%) Unix
3 24 (46.15%) Windows
4 17 (32.69%) HPUX
4 17 (32.69%) Solaris
5 16 (30.77%) AIX
6 7 (13.46%) Mac OS X
7 3 (5.77%) Android
7 3 (5.77%) Apple iOS
8 1 (1.92%) Debian
8 1 (1.92%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 1 (1.92%) SUSE
8 1 (1.92%) Windows 7
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server
8 1 (1.92%) Windows Server 2008
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (38.46%) Business Intelligence
2 19 (36.54%) Time Management
3 16 (30.77%) Continuous Improvement
4 13 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (19.23%) Multithreading
5 10 (19.23%) OO
6 8 (15.38%) Information Security
7 6 (11.54%) SIEM
7 6 (11.54%) Use Case
8 5 (9.62%) Cybersecurity
8 5 (9.62%) Information Management
8 5 (9.62%) Knowledge Management
8 5 (9.62%) Protective Monitoring
9 4 (7.69%) Analytics
9 4 (7.69%) Change Management
9 4 (7.69%) Information Retrieval
9 4 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
10 3 (5.77%) Continuous Integration
10 3 (5.77%) Scrum
10 3 (5.77%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 27 (51.92%) C#
2 23 (44.23%) Java
3 22 (42.31%) Python
4 19 (36.54%) C++
5 18 (34.62%) Perl
6 16 (30.77%) Shell Script
7 11 (21.15%) SQL
8 5 (9.62%) JavaScript
9 3 (5.77%) PHP
9 3 (5.77%) Scala
10 2 (3.85%) Bash Shell
10 2 (3.85%) C
10 2 (3.85%) XPath
11 1 (1.92%) Korn
11 1 (1.92%) PowerShell
11 1 (1.92%) R
11 1 (1.92%) Ruby
11 1 (1.92%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (11.54%) Security Cleared
2 4 (7.69%) DV Cleared
3 3 (5.77%) GCIA
3 3 (5.77%) GCIH
3 3 (5.77%) GSEC
4 2 (3.85%) GCED
4 2 (3.85%) GCFW
4 2 (3.85%) GCUX
4 2 (3.85%) GCWN
4 2 (3.85%) PRINCE2 Certification
5 1 (1.92%) CISSP
5 1 (1.92%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.92%) ISO/IEC 27001
1 1 (1.92%) QA
System Software
1 2 (3.85%) VMware Infrastructure
2 1 (1.92%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.92%) Hyper-V
2 1 (1.92%) Snort
2 1 (1.92%) VMware ESX
2 1 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
2 1 (1.92%) vSphere
Systems Management
1 7 (13.46%) Nessus
1 7 (13.46%) Nmap
2 2 (3.85%) ArcSight ESM
3 1 (1.92%) Backup Exec
3 1 (1.92%) Puppet
3 1 (1.92%) QRadar
3 1 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
3 1 (1.92%) WSUS
Vendors
1 27 (51.92%) Splunk
2 2 (3.85%) ArcSight
2 2 (3.85%) HP
2 2 (3.85%) Microsoft
2 2 (3.85%) Tableau
2 2 (3.85%) VMware
3 1 (1.92%) CheckPoint
3 1 (1.92%) Cisco
3 1 (1.92%) Cognos
3 1 (1.92%) Hortonworks
3 1 (1.92%) IBM
3 1 (1.92%) ILOG
3 1 (1.92%) Juniper
3 1 (1.92%) Oracle
3 1 (1.92%) Palo Alto
3 1 (1.92%) Rackspace
3 1 (1.92%) SAP
3 1 (1.92%) Symantec
3 1 (1.92%) TIBCO