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 28 July 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
28 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 587 624 587
Rank change year-on-year
+37 -37
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 64 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.039% 0.057%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.41% 0.14% 0.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 12 18
Median daily rate £340 £525 £315
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-35.23% +66.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £293 £263 £286
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £625 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £323 £600 £413
% change year-on-year
-46.25% +45.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 0
Median hourly rate £35.75 £80.00 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-55.31% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 - -

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
15715 15662 15113
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.10% 27.44% 27.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 10993 10542 9762
Median daily rate £415 £395 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.06% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 202 225 216
Median hourly rate £40.00 £39.55 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+1.13% +13.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.67 £16.76 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £55.00 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.25% +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 28 July 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 26 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 28 July 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 +17 50 £386 -26.47% 17
South East +27 22 £330 -45.00% 8
Hampshire +16 16 £330 -45.00% 2
London +10 16 £450 - 6
Scotland - 13 £295 -
Renfrewshire - 12 £300 -
Erskine - 12 £300 -
Surrey 0 6 £525 +94.44% 2
Tyne and Wear - 5 £310 -
Hook - 5 £575 -
North East - 5 £310 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 5 £310 -
Solihull - 4 - -
West Midlands - 4 - -
City of London +47 1 - - 1
Bournemouth - 1 - -
Southampton - 1 £308 - 1
Watford - 1 £475 - 1
Northampton - 1 £475 -
Northamptonshire - 1 £475 -
Dorset - 1 - -
East Midlands - 1 £475 -
South West - 1 - - 1
East of England - 1 £475 - 1
Glasgow - 1 £290 -
Hertfordshire - 1 £475 - 1

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 76 (59.84%) Linux
2 46 (36.22%) Java
3 45 (35.43%) JavaScript
4 41 (32.28%) Windows
5 40 (31.50%) XML
5 40 (31.50%) Kalman Filter
6 38 (29.92%) Perl
7 36 (28.35%) SQL
8 34 (26.77%) Python
9 33 (25.98%) HP SiteScope
9 33 (25.98%) Splunk
10 32 (25.20%) Firewall
11 31 (24.41%) Unix
12 30 (23.62%) PHP
12 30 (23.62%) DNS
13 26 (20.47%) HP
14 25 (19.69%) SSL
15 24 (18.90%) HTML
15 24 (18.90%) MySQL
15 24 (18.90%) Service Management
16 23 (18.11%) Red Hat
16 23 (18.11%) VBScript
16 23 (18.11%) Citrix
16 23 (18.11%) Load Balancing
16 23 (18.11%) PowerShell
16 23 (18.11%) Windows Server 2008
16 23 (18.11%) NetScaler
17 22 (17.32%) Email Filtering
17 22 (17.32%) Web Filtering
17 22 (17.32%) Security Cleared

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 11 (8.66%) Apache
2 7 (5.51%) Elasticsearch
3 6 (4.72%) CMS
3 6 (4.72%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.15%) nginx
5 3 (2.36%) lighttpd
5 3 (2.36%) Tomcat
5 3 (2.36%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.57%) IIS
7 1 (0.79%) Apache Spark
7 1 (0.79%) Mule
7 1 (0.79%) SAS
7 1 (0.79%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (2.36%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 7 (5.51%) GitHub
2 2 (1.57%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 32 (25.20%) Firewall
2 30 (23.62%) DNS
3 25 (19.69%) SSL
4 23 (18.11%) NetScaler
5 15 (11.81%) Network Security
6 14 (11.02%) Internet
7 11 (8.66%) SNMP
8 10 (7.87%) IPv4
9 9 (7.09%) Ethernet
9 9 (7.09%) HTTP
10 8 (6.30%) DHCP
10 8 (6.30%) LDAP
11 5 (3.94%) Kerberos
11 5 (3.94%) TCP/IP
12 4 (3.15%) FTP
12 4 (3.15%) SMTP
12 4 (3.15%) SSH
12 4 (3.15%) Wireless
13 3 (2.36%) IPv6
14 2 (1.57%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (18.90%) MySQL
2 11 (8.66%) SQL Server
3 9 (7.09%) Relational Database
4 8 (6.30%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (5.51%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (5.51%) MongoDB
5 7 (5.51%) Oracle Reports
6 6 (4.72%) Big Data
7 5 (3.94%) Redis
8 4 (3.15%) Hadoop
8 4 (3.15%) Oracle Database
8 4 (3.15%) RDBMS
9 3 (2.36%) MS Access
9 3 (2.36%) PostgreSQL
10 2 (1.57%) Apache Hive
10 2 (1.57%) Oracle ODI
11 1 (0.79%) HBase
11 1 (0.79%) MariaDB
11 1 (0.79%) SAP Data Services
11 1 (0.79%) Sqoop
Development Applications
1 9 (7.09%) Cucumber
1 9 (7.09%) Jenkins
2 7 (5.51%) ClearCase
2 7 (5.51%) CppUnit
2 7 (5.51%) IntelliJ
2 7 (5.51%) JIRA
3 6 (4.72%) Git (software)
3 6 (4.72%) Rational Rhapsody
4 5 (3.94%) Grunt
4 5 (3.94%) gulp
5 4 (3.15%) Babel
5 4 (3.15%) Karma Test Runner
5 4 (3.15%) Mocha
5 4 (3.15%) Selenium
5 4 (3.15%) TeamCity
6 2 (1.57%) Flyway
6 2 (1.57%) Gradle
6 2 (1.57%) JUnit
6 2 (1.57%) Maven
6 2 (1.57%) Talend Open Studio
General
1 8 (6.30%) Finance
2 7 (5.51%) Banking
2 7 (5.51%) Publishing
3 2 (1.57%) Marketing
4 1 (0.79%) Advertising
4 1 (0.79%) Bulgarian Language
4 1 (0.79%) Estonian Language
4 1 (0.79%) Latvian Language
4 1 (0.79%) Lithuanian Language
4 1 (0.79%) Romanian Language
4 1 (0.79%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (20.47%) Developer
2 14 (11.02%) Monitoring Engineer
3 13 (10.24%) Network Engineer
4 12 (9.45%) Systems Engineer
5 11 (8.66%) Consultant
5 11 (8.66%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
6 10 (7.87%) Citrix Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Software Engineer
7 9 (7.09%) Splunk Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) ArcSight Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) DevOps Engineer
8 7 (5.51%) Knowledge Manager
8 7 (5.51%) Scala Developer
9 6 (4.72%) Architect
9 6 (4.72%) Development Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) DevOps Architect
9 6 (4.72%) Implementation Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (4.72%) Monitoring Specialist
9 6 (4.72%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (31.50%) XML
2 24 (18.90%) HTML
3 22 (17.32%) CSS
4 12 (9.45%) Node.js
5 8 (6.30%) HTML5
6 7 (5.51%) Akka
6 7 (5.51%) Boost C++ Libraries
6 7 (5.51%) Kafka
6 7 (5.51%) Middleware
6 7 (5.51%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (4.72%) LAMP
8 5 (3.94%) DOM
8 5 (3.94%) JSON
9 4 (3.15%) Browserify
9 4 (3.15%) CSS3
9 4 (3.15%) Express
9 4 (3.15%) jQuery
9 4 (3.15%) koa
10 3 (2.36%) LEMP Stack
10 3 (2.36%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 7 (5.51%) Computer Science
1 7 (5.51%) Embedded Systems
2 5 (3.94%) Analytical Skills
2 5 (3.94%) User Experience
3 4 (3.15%) Taxonomies
4 3 (2.36%) Enterprise Software
4 3 (2.36%) Management Information System
4 3 (2.36%) PKI
4 3 (2.36%) Replication
4 3 (2.36%) Security Operations Centre
5 2 (1.57%) Algorithms
5 2 (1.57%) Social Media
6 1 (0.79%) Data Centre
6 1 (0.79%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
6 1 (0.79%) Virtual Team
6 1 (0.79%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 76 (59.84%) Linux
2 41 (32.28%) Windows
3 31 (24.41%) Unix
4 23 (18.11%) Windows Server 2008
5 22 (17.32%) AIX
5 22 (17.32%) Solaris
6 21 (16.54%) HPUX
7 19 (14.96%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 16 (12.60%) Windows Server 2003
8 16 (12.60%) Windows XP
9 7 (5.51%) Android
9 7 (5.51%) Apple iOS
10 6 (4.72%) Windows 10
10 6 (4.72%) Windows 8
10 6 (4.72%) Windows Server 2012
10 6 (4.72%) Windows Vista
11 5 (3.94%) Debian
11 5 (3.94%) SUSE
12 3 (2.36%) Mac OS
13 2 (1.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 40 (31.50%) Kalman Filter
2 24 (18.90%) Service Management
3 23 (18.11%) Load Balancing
4 22 (17.32%) Email Filtering
4 22 (17.32%) Software Engineering
4 22 (17.32%) Web Filtering
5 21 (16.54%) Change Management
6 20 (15.75%) Agile Software Development
7 19 (14.96%) ITIL
8 17 (13.39%) Release Management
9 14 (11.02%) Scrum
10 11 (8.66%) Analytics
10 11 (8.66%) SIEM
11 10 (7.87%) Data Modelling
12 9 (7.09%) DevOps
13 8 (6.30%) TDD
13 8 (6.30%) Web Development
14 7 (5.51%) Continuous Integration
14 7 (5.51%) Information Security
14 7 (5.51%) Kanban
Programming Languages
1 46 (36.22%) Java
2 45 (35.43%) JavaScript
3 38 (29.92%) Perl
4 36 (28.35%) SQL
5 34 (26.77%) Python
6 30 (23.62%) PHP
7 23 (18.11%) PowerShell
7 23 (18.11%) VBScript
8 19 (14.96%) Shell Script
9 17 (13.39%) Bourne shell
9 17 (13.39%) Korn
10 16 (12.60%) Ruby
11 15 (11.81%) C++
12 13 (10.24%) C
13 11 (8.66%) Bash Shell
14 8 (6.30%) Scala
15 6 (4.72%) Groovy
16 5 (3.94%) ES6
17 2 (1.57%) C#
17 2 (1.57%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 22 (17.32%) Security Cleared
2 14 (11.02%) ITIL Certification
3 12 (9.45%) SC Cleared
4 11 (8.66%) DV Cleared
5 9 (7.09%) Degree
6 4 (3.15%) CISSP
6 4 (3.15%) GIAC
7 1 (0.79%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.51%) GPG13
2 3 (2.36%) QA
3 1 (0.79%) Data Quality
System Software
1 11 (8.66%) Active Directory
2 7 (5.51%) iptables
2 7 (5.51%) OpenSSH
3 2 (1.57%) Docker
3 2 (1.57%) Firmware
3 2 (1.57%) VMware Infrastructure
3 2 (1.57%) vSphere
4 1 (0.79%) FreeRADIUS
4 1 (0.79%) VMware ESXi
Systems Management
1 33 (25.98%) HP SiteScope
2 21 (16.54%) Nagios
3 19 (14.96%) Puppet
4 16 (12.60%) Netcool
4 16 (12.60%) SCCM
4 16 (12.60%) SCOM
5 15 (11.81%) Tivoli
6 10 (7.87%) ArcSight ESM
7 5 (3.94%) Opscode Chef
8 4 (3.15%) Cacti
8 4 (3.15%) CFEngine
8 4 (3.15%) QRadar
9 3 (2.36%) Munin
9 3 (2.36%) Unicenter
10 1 (0.79%) Backup Exec
10 1 (0.79%) CA Spectrum
10 1 (0.79%) Oozie
10 1 (0.79%) Oracle EDQ
10 1 (0.79%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 1 (0.79%) WSUS
Vendors
1 33 (25.98%) Splunk
2 26 (20.47%) HP
3 23 (18.11%) Citrix
3 23 (18.11%) Red Hat
4 22 (17.32%) Microsoft
5 21 (16.54%) Oracle
6 19 (14.96%) CA
6 19 (14.96%) Cisco
7 18 (14.17%) CheckPoint
7 18 (14.17%) IBM
8 15 (11.81%) ArcSight
9 11 (8.66%) Dell
9 11 (8.66%) Extreme Networks
10 4 (3.15%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.15%) Intel Security
10 4 (3.15%) SAP
11 3 (2.36%) Google
11 3 (2.36%) ION Trading
11 3 (2.36%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (2.36%) Zend
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