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 29 April 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 576 613 603
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -10
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 64 22 23
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.11% 0.039% 0.042%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.42% 0.15% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 34 11 11
Average daily rate £525 £600 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +71.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £362 £375 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £650 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £500 £600 £375
% change year-on-year
-16.66% +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 0
Average hourly rate £36.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.75 - -

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
15412 14935 14816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 26.79% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9676 9667
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 199 203
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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 29 April 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
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Regular Expression within the UK over the 3 months to 29 April 2016.

Regular Expression Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Regular Expression
Top 24 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 29 April 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 +2 45 £525 -4.54% 15
London +4 26 £525 +6.59% 4
South East -8 11 £345 -8.00% 5
Scotland -8 11 £400 -33.33% 3
Hampshire +6 10 £330 -12.00% 1
Erskine - 6 - - 1
Renfrewshire - 6 - - 2
City of London +46 4 £550 - 1
Winchester - 4 £330 -
Glasgow +7 3 £400 -33.33%
North West - 3 £550 -
West Midlands - 3 - - 2
Cardiff - 3 £413 - 1
South Wales - 3 £413 - 1
Solihull - 3 - - 1
Manchester - 3 £550 -
Wales - 3 £413 - 1
Yorkshire 0 1 - - 2
East Midlands - 1 £500 -
Surrey - 1 £600 -
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 2
Northamptonshire - 1 £500 -
Northampton - 1 £500 -
Basingstoke - 1 £575 -

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 49 (51.04%) XML
2 48 (50.00%) Linux
3 44 (45.83%) Java
4 37 (38.54%) Python
4 37 (38.54%) Splunk
5 31 (32.29%) Windows
6 28 (29.17%) JavaScript
7 24 (25.00%) Perl
8 23 (23.96%) HP SiteScope
9 22 (22.92%) C#
9 22 (22.92%) HTML
9 22 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
10 21 (21.88%) AIX
10 21 (21.88%) HPUX
10 21 (21.88%) Solaris
10 21 (21.88%) Firewall
11 20 (20.83%) Unix
11 20 (20.83%) SQL
12 19 (19.79%) PHP
12 19 (19.79%) Puppet
13 18 (18.75%) Change Management
14 17 (17.71%) Nagios
14 17 (17.71%) Ruby
14 17 (17.71%) Kalman Filter
15 16 (16.67%) SCCM
15 16 (16.67%) C++
16 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
16 15 (15.63%) DNS
17 14 (14.58%) MySQL
17 14 (14.58%) Shell Script

Regular Expression
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 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 8 (8.33%) Node.js
2 4 (4.17%) Apache
3 3 (3.13%) OpenStack
3 3 (3.13%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.08%) IIS
4 2 (2.08%) SharePoint
5 1 (1.04%) CMS
5 1 (1.04%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.04%) SAS
5 1 (1.04%) Tomcat
Applications
1 4 (4.17%) MS Excel
2 1 (1.04%) MS Office
2 1 (1.04%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (7.29%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 21 (21.88%) Firewall
2 15 (15.63%) DNS
3 12 (12.50%) NetScaler
4 11 (11.46%) HTTP
4 11 (11.46%) SSL
5 7 (7.29%) Network Security
6 5 (5.21%) Ethernet
6 5 (5.21%) Internet
7 4 (4.17%) DHCP
7 4 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
7 4 (4.17%) Wireless
8 3 (3.13%) IPv4
8 3 (3.13%) SNMP
8 3 (3.13%) VPN
9 2 (2.08%) BGP
9 2 (2.08%) Cisco Nexus
9 2 (2.08%) LDAP
9 2 (2.08%) TCP/IP
9 2 (2.08%) VLAN
10 1 (1.04%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (15.63%) SQL Server
2 14 (14.58%) MySQL
3 13 (13.54%) Relational Database
4 10 (10.42%) SQL Server 2008
5 7 (7.29%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (7.29%) Big Data
5 7 (7.29%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (7.29%) MongoDB
6 3 (3.13%) Apache Hive
6 3 (3.13%) Hadoop
6 3 (3.13%) Oracle Reports
7 2 (2.08%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.04%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.04%) DB2
8 1 (1.04%) PowerCenter
8 1 (1.04%) Redis
8 1 (1.04%) SAP Data Services
8 1 (1.04%) Spotfire
8 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.04%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 10 (10.42%) Subversion
1 10 (10.42%) TortoiseSVN
2 9 (9.38%) JIRA
3 8 (8.33%) Cucumber
3 8 (8.33%) Jenkins
4 7 (7.29%) IntelliJ
5 6 (6.25%) Metasploit
6 4 (4.17%) Git (software)
7 3 (3.13%) ClearCase
7 3 (3.13%) CppUnit
7 3 (3.13%) Rational Rhapsody
8 1 (1.04%) Babel
8 1 (1.04%) Flyway
8 1 (1.04%) Gradle
8 1 (1.04%) Grunt
8 1 (1.04%) gulp
8 1 (1.04%) JUnit
8 1 (1.04%) Karma Test Runner
8 1 (1.04%) Mocha
8 1 (1.04%) TeamCity
General
1 7 (7.29%) Banking
2 3 (3.13%) Publishing
3 2 (2.08%) Finance
4 1 (1.04%) Bulgarian Language
4 1 (1.04%) Estonian Language
4 1 (1.04%) Latvian Language
4 1 (1.04%) Lithuanian Language
4 1 (1.04%) Romanian Language
4 1 (1.04%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 23 (23.96%) Developer
2 11 (11.46%) Support Engineer
3 10 (10.42%) .NET Developer
4 9 (9.38%) Linux Engineer
4 9 (9.38%) Linux Support
4 9 (9.38%) Linux Support Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Architect
5 7 (7.29%) DevOps Engineer
5 7 (7.29%) Knowledge Manager
5 7 (7.29%) Scala Developer
5 7 (7.29%) Splunk Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Analyst
6 6 (6.25%) DevOps Architect
6 6 (6.25%) Monitoring Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Systems Engineer
6 6 (6.25%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
7 5 (5.21%) Network Engineer
8 4 (4.17%) Administrator
8 4 (4.17%) Consultant
8 4 (4.17%) Technical Support
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 49 (51.04%) XML
2 22 (22.92%) HTML
3 12 (12.50%) JSON
4 11 (11.46%) CSS
5 10 (10.42%) .NET
5 10 (10.42%) Web Services
6 7 (7.29%) Akka
6 7 (7.29%) Kafka
6 7 (7.29%) RabbitMQ
7 4 (4.17%) HTML5
8 3 (3.13%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 3 (3.13%) CSS3
8 3 (3.13%) jQuery
8 3 (3.13%) LAMP
8 3 (3.13%) Middleware
8 3 (3.13%) PCRE
8 3 (3.13%) Zend Framework
9 1 (1.04%) Browserify
9 1 (1.04%) Express
9 1 (1.04%) koa
Miscellaneous
1 10 (10.42%) Analytical Skills
2 3 (3.13%) Cyberthreat
2 3 (3.13%) Embedded Systems
3 2 (2.08%) Computer Science
3 2 (2.08%) Management Information System
3 2 (2.08%) Security Operations Centre
3 2 (2.08%) Taxonomies
4 1 (1.04%) Algorithms
4 1 (1.04%) Data Centre
4 1 (1.04%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 1 (1.04%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 48 (50.00%) Linux
2 31 (32.29%) Windows
3 21 (21.88%) AIX
3 21 (21.88%) HPUX
3 21 (21.88%) Solaris
4 20 (20.83%) Unix
5 13 (13.54%) Windows Server 2008
6 12 (12.50%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 9 (9.38%) Windows Server 2003
7 9 (9.38%) Windows XP
8 7 (7.29%) Android
8 7 (7.29%) Apple iOS
9 3 (3.13%) Windows Server
10 2 (2.08%) Mac OS X
10 2 (2.08%) SUSE
10 2 (2.08%) Windows 10
10 2 (2.08%) Windows 7
10 2 (2.08%) Windows 8
10 2 (2.08%) Windows Server 2012
10 2 (2.08%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (22.92%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (18.75%) Change Management
3 17 (17.71%) Kalman Filter
4 13 (13.54%) Business Intelligence
4 13 (13.54%) Load Balancing
5 12 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 11 (11.46%) Continuous Improvement
6 11 (11.46%) Email Filtering
6 11 (11.46%) Time Management
6 11 (11.46%) Web Filtering
7 10 (10.42%) Data Modelling
7 10 (10.42%) Multithreading
7 10 (10.42%) OO
7 10 (10.42%) Scrum
7 10 (10.42%) Service Management
8 9 (9.38%) ITIL
8 9 (9.38%) Release Management
8 9 (9.38%) SIEM
9 7 (7.29%) Continuous Integration
9 7 (7.29%) DevOps
Programming Languages
1 44 (45.83%) Java
2 37 (38.54%) Python
3 28 (29.17%) JavaScript
4 24 (25.00%) Perl
5 22 (22.92%) C#
6 20 (20.83%) SQL
7 19 (19.79%) PHP
8 17 (17.71%) Ruby
9 16 (16.67%) C++
10 14 (14.58%) Shell Script
11 12 (12.50%) PowerShell
12 10 (10.42%) Korn
13 9 (9.38%) Bourne shell
13 9 (9.38%) VBScript
14 7 (7.29%) Scala
15 6 (6.25%) Bash Shell
16 4 (4.17%) C
17 1 (1.04%) ES6
17 1 (1.04%) R
17 1 (1.04%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (10.42%) Security Cleared
2 7 (7.29%) ITIL Certification
3 3 (3.13%) Degree
3 3 (3.13%) DV Cleared
3 3 (3.13%) GCIA
3 3 (3.13%) GCIH
3 3 (3.13%) GSEC
3 3 (3.13%) SC Cleared
4 2 (2.08%) GCED
4 2 (2.08%) GCFW
4 2 (2.08%) GCUX
4 2 (2.08%) GCWN
5 1 (1.04%) CISSP
5 1 (1.04%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.13%) GPG13
1 3 (3.13%) QA
2 1 (1.04%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 4 (4.17%) Active Directory
1 4 (4.17%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (3.13%) iptables
2 3 (3.13%) OpenSSH
2 3 (3.13%) vSphere
3 2 (2.08%) Firmware
3 2 (2.08%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.04%) Docker
4 1 (1.04%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (1.04%) Hyper-V
4 1 (1.04%) Snort
4 1 (1.04%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 23 (23.96%) HP SiteScope
2 19 (19.79%) Puppet
3 17 (17.71%) Nagios
4 16 (16.67%) SCCM
5 9 (9.38%) Netcool
5 9 (9.38%) SCOM
5 9 (9.38%) Tivoli
6 6 (6.25%) ArcSight ESM
6 6 (6.25%) Nessus
6 6 (6.25%) Nmap
7 4 (4.17%) CFEngine
7 4 (4.17%) Opscode Chef
8 2 (2.08%) Backup Exec
8 2 (2.08%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
8 2 (2.08%) WSUS
9 1 (1.04%) CA Spectrum
9 1 (1.04%) Cacti
9 1 (1.04%) QRadar
Vendors
1 37 (38.54%) Splunk
2 13 (13.54%) Microsoft
3 12 (12.50%) Citrix
3 12 (12.50%) IBM
4 11 (11.46%) HP
5 10 (10.42%) Red Hat
6 9 (9.38%) CA
7 6 (6.25%) ArcSight
8 5 (5.21%) Oracle
9 4 (4.17%) CheckPoint
9 4 (4.17%) Cisco
9 4 (4.17%) VMware
10 3 (3.13%) ION Trading
10 3 (3.13%) Palo Alto
10 3 (3.13%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (3.13%) Zend
11 2 (2.08%) Hortonworks
11 2 (2.08%) Lancope
11 2 (2.08%) SAP
11 2 (2.08%) Tableau
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