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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 573 614 593
Rank change year-on-year
+41 -21
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 69 19 33
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.13% 0.034% 0.061%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.46% 0.12% 0.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 11 19
Median daily rate £525 £600 £305
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +96.72%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £263 £277
10% offered a daily rate of more than £685 £625 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £500 £600 £298
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +101.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 0
Median hourly rate £36.00 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 - -

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
15051 15372 15096
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 28.37% 27.44% 27.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 10620 10274 9875
Median daily rate £420 £388 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.38% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 176 213 211
Median hourly rate £36.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-3.87% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.80 £17.86 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £55.00 £53.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.62% +14.28%

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 25 June 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 30 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 25 June 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 +29 45 £550 -8.33% 11
London +23 21 £550 -10.20% 2
Scotland - 18 £300 - 1
Erskine - 13 £267 -
Renfrewshire - 13 £267 -
South East +10 8 £575 -4.16% 3
Hampshire +6 5 £575 -4.16%
Solihull - 5 - -
West Midlands - 5 - - 1
Hook - 4 £575 -
Tyne and Wear - 4 £310 -
North East - 4 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 4 £310 -
Manchester - 3 £550 - 2
Glasgow - 3 £400 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £413 -
Surrey - 3 £525 -
North West - 3 £550 - 2
Wales - 3 £413 -
South Wales - 3 £413 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £488 -
East Midlands - 2 £488 -
Northampton - 2 £488 -
Yorkshire +4 1 - - 2
West Yorkshire -1 1 - - 2
City of London - 1 - - 1
Watford - 1 £475 - 1
Hertfordshire - 1 £475 - 1
Basingstoke - 1 £575 -
East of England - 1 £475 - 1

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 56 (53.85%) Linux
2 44 (42.31%) XML
3 43 (41.35%) Java
4 38 (36.54%) JavaScript
5 34 (32.69%) Python
6 32 (30.77%) Windows
7 30 (28.85%) Perl
8 28 (26.92%) SQL
8 28 (26.92%) Splunk
9 27 (25.96%) HP SiteScope
9 27 (25.96%) HTML
10 24 (23.08%) PHP
11 23 (22.12%) Windows Server 2008
11 23 (22.12%) Kalman Filter
12 22 (21.15%) MySQL
12 22 (21.15%) AIX
12 22 (21.15%) Unix
12 22 (21.15%) CSS
13 21 (20.19%) HPUX
13 21 (20.19%) Solaris
13 21 (20.19%) Nagios
13 21 (20.19%) Red Hat
13 21 (20.19%) PowerShell
13 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
14 20 (19.23%) Software Engineering
14 20 (19.23%) HP
14 20 (19.23%) Firewall
15 19 (18.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
15 19 (18.27%) Puppet
16 18 (17.31%) Change Management

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 10 (9.62%) Apache
2 6 (5.77%) CMS
3 5 (4.81%) Elasticsearch
3 5 (4.81%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.85%) nginx
5 3 (2.88%) lighttpd
5 3 (2.88%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.92%) IIS
6 2 (1.92%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.92%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.96%) Mule
7 1 (0.96%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (2.88%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.73%) GitHub
2 2 (1.92%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 20 (19.23%) Firewall
2 18 (17.31%) DNS
3 14 (13.46%) SSL
4 12 (11.54%) NetScaler
5 10 (9.62%) HTTP
6 9 (8.65%) SNMP
7 8 (7.69%) IPv4
8 7 (6.73%) DHCP
8 7 (6.73%) Ethernet
8 7 (6.73%) Internet
8 7 (6.73%) LDAP
9 5 (4.81%) Network Security
10 4 (3.85%) FTP
10 4 (3.85%) Kerberos
10 4 (3.85%) SMTP
10 4 (3.85%) SSH
10 4 (3.85%) Wireless
11 3 (2.88%) IPv6
12 2 (1.92%) BGP
12 2 (1.92%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (21.15%) MySQL
2 13 (12.50%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.62%) Relational Database
4 7 (6.73%) Apache Cassandra
4 7 (6.73%) MongoDB
4 7 (6.73%) Oracle Reports
5 6 (5.77%) BusinessObjects
6 5 (4.81%) Redis
7 4 (3.85%) SQL Server 2008
8 3 (2.88%) Big Data
8 3 (2.88%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.92%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.92%) Hadoop
9 2 (1.92%) Oracle Database
9 2 (1.92%) RDBMS
10 1 (0.96%) Data Mining
10 1 (0.96%) DB2
10 1 (0.96%) MS Access
10 1 (0.96%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.96%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (8.65%) Cucumber
1 9 (8.65%) Jenkins
2 7 (6.73%) IntelliJ
2 7 (6.73%) JIRA
3 6 (5.77%) Git (software)
4 5 (4.81%) ClearCase
4 5 (4.81%) CppUnit
4 5 (4.81%) Grunt
4 5 (4.81%) gulp
4 5 (4.81%) Rational Rhapsody
5 4 (3.85%) Babel
5 4 (3.85%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (3.85%) Mocha
5 4 (3.85%) Selenium
5 4 (3.85%) Subversion
5 4 (3.85%) TeamCity
5 4 (3.85%) TortoiseSVN
6 2 (1.92%) Flyway
6 2 (1.92%) Gradle
6 2 (1.92%) Maven
General
1 7 (6.73%) Banking
1 7 (6.73%) Publishing
2 2 (1.92%) Marketing
3 1 (0.96%) Bulgarian Language
3 1 (0.96%) Estonian Language
3 1 (0.96%) Finance
3 1 (0.96%) Latvian Language
3 1 (0.96%) Lithuanian Language
3 1 (0.96%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 28 (26.92%) Developer
2 10 (9.62%) Monitoring Engineer
3 9 (8.65%) Splunk Engineer
3 9 (8.65%) Systems Engineer
3 9 (8.65%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 8 (7.69%) ArcSight Engineer
4 8 (7.69%) Linux Engineer
4 8 (7.69%) Linux Support
4 8 (7.69%) Linux Support Engineer
4 8 (7.69%) Support Engineer
5 7 (6.73%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (6.73%) Knowledge Manager
5 7 (6.73%) Scala Developer
5 7 (6.73%) Software Engineer
6 6 (5.77%) Architect
6 6 (5.77%) Development Engineer
6 6 (5.77%) DevOps Architect
6 6 (5.77%) Monitoring Specialist
7 5 (4.81%) JavaScript Engineer
7 5 (4.81%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 44 (42.31%) XML
2 27 (25.96%) HTML
3 22 (21.15%) CSS
4 12 (11.54%) Node.js
5 8 (7.69%) HTML5
6 7 (6.73%) Akka
6 7 (6.73%) JSON
6 7 (6.73%) Kafka
6 7 (6.73%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (5.77%) LAMP
8 5 (4.81%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 5 (4.81%) DOM
8 5 (4.81%) Middleware
9 4 (3.85%) .NET
9 4 (3.85%) Browserify
9 4 (3.85%) CSS3
9 4 (3.85%) Express
9 4 (3.85%) jQuery
9 4 (3.85%) koa
9 4 (3.85%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 6 (5.77%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (4.81%) Embedded Systems
3 4 (3.85%) Taxonomies
4 3 (2.88%) Computer Science
4 3 (2.88%) PKI
4 3 (2.88%) Replication
5 2 (1.92%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.92%) Management Information System
5 2 (1.92%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.92%) Social Media
6 1 (0.96%) Cyberthreat
6 1 (0.96%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.96%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.96%) Enterprise Software
6 1 (0.96%) User Experience
6 1 (0.96%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 56 (53.85%) Linux
2 32 (30.77%) Windows
3 23 (22.12%) Windows Server 2008
4 22 (21.15%) AIX
4 22 (21.15%) Unix
5 21 (20.19%) HPUX
5 21 (20.19%) Solaris
6 19 (18.27%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 15 (14.42%) Windows Server 2003
7 15 (14.42%) Windows XP
8 7 (6.73%) Android
8 7 (6.73%) Apple iOS
9 6 (5.77%) Debian
9 6 (5.77%) Windows 10
9 6 (5.77%) Windows 8
9 6 (5.77%) Windows Server 2012
9 6 (5.77%) Windows Vista
10 5 (4.81%) SUSE
11 3 (2.88%) Mac OS
11 3 (2.88%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (22.12%) Kalman Filter
2 21 (20.19%) Agile Software Development
3 20 (19.23%) Software Engineering
4 18 (17.31%) Change Management
5 17 (16.35%) Service Management
6 16 (15.38%) ITIL
7 15 (14.42%) Release Management
8 13 (12.50%) Load Balancing
9 12 (11.54%) Scrum
10 11 (10.58%) Email Filtering
10 11 (10.58%) Web Filtering
11 10 (9.62%) Data Modelling
12 8 (7.69%) DevOps
12 8 (7.69%) TDD
12 8 (7.69%) Web Development
13 7 (6.73%) BDD
13 7 (6.73%) Content Development
13 7 (6.73%) Continuous Integration
13 7 (6.73%) Kanban
14 6 (5.77%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 43 (41.35%) Java
2 38 (36.54%) JavaScript
3 34 (32.69%) Python
4 30 (28.85%) Perl
5 28 (26.92%) SQL
6 24 (23.08%) PHP
7 21 (20.19%) PowerShell
8 16 (15.38%) Ruby
8 16 (15.38%) VBScript
9 15 (14.42%) Bourne shell
9 15 (14.42%) Korn
10 13 (12.50%) Shell Script
11 12 (11.54%) C++
12 11 (10.58%) Bash Shell
13 9 (8.65%) C#
14 7 (6.73%) C
14 7 (6.73%) Scala
15 5 (4.81%) ES6
16 2 (1.92%) PL/SQL
17 1 (0.96%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 15 (14.42%) Security Cleared
2 13 (12.50%) ITIL Certification
3 7 (6.73%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.85%) Degree
4 4 (3.85%) SC Cleared
5 1 (0.96%) GCIA
5 1 (0.96%) GCIH
5 1 (0.96%) GSEC
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (6.73%) GPG13
2 3 (2.88%) QA
3 1 (0.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 12 (11.54%) Active Directory
2 5 (4.81%) iptables
2 5 (4.81%) OpenSSH
3 3 (2.88%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.88%) vSphere
4 2 (1.92%) Docker
4 2 (1.92%) Firmware
4 2 (1.92%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.96%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 27 (25.96%) HP SiteScope
2 21 (20.19%) Nagios
3 19 (18.27%) Puppet
4 16 (15.38%) SCCM
5 14 (13.46%) Netcool
5 14 (13.46%) SCOM
5 14 (13.46%) Tivoli
6 9 (8.65%) ArcSight ESM
7 4 (3.85%) Cacti
7 4 (3.85%) CFEngine
7 4 (3.85%) Opscode Chef
8 3 (2.88%) Munin
9 2 (1.92%) Backup Exec
9 2 (1.92%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
9 2 (1.92%) WSUS
10 1 (0.96%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.96%) Nessus
10 1 (0.96%) Nmap
10 1 (0.96%) Oracle EDQ
10 1 (0.96%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 28 (26.92%) Splunk
2 21 (20.19%) Red Hat
3 20 (19.23%) HP
4 16 (15.38%) IBM
4 16 (15.38%) Microsoft
4 16 (15.38%) Oracle
5 15 (14.42%) CA
6 12 (11.54%) Citrix
7 9 (8.65%) ArcSight
8 4 (3.85%) CheckPoint
8 4 (3.85%) Cisco
9 3 (2.88%) Google
9 3 (2.88%) ION Trading
9 3 (2.88%) Palo Alto
9 3 (2.88%) PeopleSoft
9 3 (2.88%) VMware
9 3 (2.88%) Zend
10 2 (1.92%) Hortonworks
10 2 (1.92%) Talend
10 2 (1.92%) WSO2