The first table below looks at the demand 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 18 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 567 532 558
Rank change year-on-year
-35 +26
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 20 12 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.036% 0.025% 0.049%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.13% 0.094% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 8 24
Average daily rate £300 £375 £529
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -29.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £450 £675
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £300 £350
% change year-on-year
+25.00% -14.28%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £16.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15117 12750 15276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 26.85% 26.72% 25.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 9729 7964 9020
Average daily rate £375 £370 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £255 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £513 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 228 352 384
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +9.37%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.00 £17.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £44.50 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%

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 18 April 2014.

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 16 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 18 April 2014. 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 each for more statistics)
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
Find
Job
Vacancies
England -79 20 £300 -20.00% 3
North West -8 9 £263 -25.00%
Berkshire -4 5 £375 - 1
Manchester -9 5 - -
South East -10 5 £375 - 1
London -25 5 £225 -49.94% 2
West Midlands - 1 £295 -
Newbury - - - -
Redditch - - - -
East of England - - - -
Maidenhead - - - -
Cambridge - - - -
Harrow - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 25 (71.43%) UNIX
2 17 (48.57%) Linux
3 11 (31.43%) ITIL
3 11 (31.43%) Banking
4 10 (28.57%) Red Hat
5 9 (25.71%) Perl
5 9 (25.71%) SQL
5 9 (25.71%) Finance
5 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 8 (22.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
6 8 (22.86%) Veritas File System
6 8 (22.86%) Investment Banking
6 8 (22.86%) Cronacle
6 8 (22.86%) Sybase
6 8 (22.86%) Windows
6 8 (22.86%) Solaris
6 8 (22.86%) LDAP
6 8 (22.86%) SAN
6 8 (22.86%) Veritas
6 8 (22.86%) DNS
6 8 (22.86%) EMC
6 8 (22.86%) SIEM
7 7 (20.00%) CSS
7 7 (20.00%) HTML
7 7 (20.00%) Information Security
7 7 (20.00%) Performance Management
8 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
8 6 (17.14%) Splunk
9 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
9 5 (14.29%) CISSP

Regular Expression
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, 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 2 (5.71%) Apache
1 2 (5.71%) Orchard CMS
2 1 (2.86%) CMS
2 1 (2.86%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 3 (8.57%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.71%) Adobe Illustrator
2 2 (5.71%) Photoshop
3 1 (2.86%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 8 (22.86%) LDAP
1 8 (22.86%) SAN
1 8 (22.86%) DNS
2 6 (17.14%) TCP/IP
3 2 (5.71%) Internet
4 1 (2.86%) HTTP
4 1 (2.86%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (8.57%) MySQL
1 3 (8.57%) SQL Server
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2005
2 2 (5.71%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
2 2 (5.71%) RavenDB
3 1 (2.86%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 4 (11.43%) Git (software)
2 3 (8.57%) Visual Studio
3 2 (5.71%) PhantomJS
3 2 (5.71%) TextMate
4 1 (2.86%) Grunt
4 1 (2.86%) QuickTest Pro
General
1 11 (31.43%) Banking
2 9 (25.71%) Finance
3 8 (22.86%) Investment Banking
4 5 (14.29%) Telecoms
5 1 (2.86%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 13 (37.14%) Administrator
2 10 (28.57%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 10 (28.57%) Linux Administrator
2 10 (28.57%) Systems Administrator
3 9 (25.71%) Analyst
4 8 (22.86%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 8 (22.86%) UNIX Administrator
4 8 (22.86%) Developer
5 5 (14.29%) Security Engineer
6 3 (8.57%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Java Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Linux Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Systems Engineer
7 2 (5.71%) Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Security Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Test Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Consultant
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Test Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (20.00%) CSS
1 7 (20.00%) HTML
2 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
2 5 (14.29%) .NET
2 5 (14.29%) XML
3 4 (11.43%) XHTML
4 3 (8.57%) HTML5
4 3 (8.57%) jQuery
5 2 (5.71%) Java SE
5 2 (5.71%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (5.71%) Ruby on Rails
5 2 (5.71%) RESTful
5 2 (5.71%) LINQ
5 2 (5.71%) Lucene
5 2 (5.71%) Ajax
5 2 (5.71%) DHTML
5 2 (5.71%) XSL
5 2 (5.71%) JSP
5 2 (5.71%) Servlets
5 2 (5.71%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 2 (5.71%) Photography
1 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
1 2 (5.71%) Client/Server
1 2 (5.71%) NHS
1 2 (5.71%) Open Source
2 1 (2.86%) Management Information System
2 1 (2.86%) GIS
2 1 (2.86%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 25 (71.43%) UNIX
2 17 (48.57%) Linux
3 9 (25.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 8 (22.86%) Windows
4 8 (22.86%) Solaris
5 1 (2.86%) CentOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (31.43%) ITIL
2 8 (22.86%) SIEM
3 7 (20.00%) Information Security
3 7 (20.00%) Performance Management
4 5 (14.29%) Vulnerability Management
5 4 (11.43%) Scrum
5 4 (11.43%) Change Management
6 3 (8.57%) Analytics
6 3 (8.57%) Web Development
7 2 (5.71%) Technical Architecture
7 2 (5.71%) Use Case
7 2 (5.71%) Multithreading
7 2 (5.71%) Workflow
7 2 (5.71%) Agile Software Development
7 2 (5.71%) TDD
7 2 (5.71%) SOA
7 2 (5.71%) PRINCE2
7 2 (5.71%) MVC
7 2 (5.71%) Low Latency
7 2 (5.71%) Progressive Enhancement
Programming Languages
1 9 (25.71%) Perl
1 9 (25.71%) SQL
2 5 (14.29%) JavaScript
3 4 (11.43%) Shell Script
4 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
4 3 (8.57%) PHP
5 2 (5.71%) Ruby
5 2 (5.71%) Java
5 2 (5.71%) C#
6 1 (2.86%) Bash Shell
6 1 (2.86%) VBScript
6 1 (2.86%) C
Qualifications
1 5 (14.29%) CISSP
1 5 (14.29%) CISA
1 5 (14.29%) CISM
2 2 (5.71%) Degree
3 1 (2.86%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.86%) ISTQB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (5.71%) QA
System Software
1 8 (22.86%) Veritas Volume Manager
1 8 (22.86%) Veritas File System
1 8 (22.86%) Cronacle
2 1 (2.86%) Snort
Vendors
1 10 (28.57%) Red Hat
2 8 (22.86%) Sybase
2 8 (22.86%) Veritas
2 8 (22.86%) EMC
3 6 (17.14%) Splunk
4 5 (14.29%) Microsoft
5 3 (8.57%) ArcSight
5 3 (8.57%) HP
6 2 (5.71%) Adobe
6 2 (5.71%) Cyber-Ark
7 1 (2.86%) Sourcefire
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