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 29 May 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
29 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 579 624 593
Rank change year-on-year
+45 -31
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 67 21 30
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.12% 0.038% 0.056%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.45% 0.14% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 13 20
Median daily rate £550 £600 £303
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% +98.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £306 £270 £249
10% offered a daily rate of more than £700 £625 £378
UK excluding London median daily rate £488 £600 £375
% change year-on-year
-18.75% +60.00%
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
14885 15129 14682
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.72% 27.02% 27.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 10556 9949 9761
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 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 212 183
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £47.88 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.90 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-15.60% +8.00%

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 29 May 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 May 2016.

Regular Expression Hourly Rate Histogram 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 29 May 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 +37 44 £550 -8.33% 19
London +15 20 £575 -6.12% 9
Scotland - 17 £300 -
Renfrewshire - 12 £267 -
Erskine - 12 £267 -
South East +9 10 £575 -4.16% 5
Hampshire +7 7 £575 -4.16% 1
Solihull - 4 - - 1
West Midlands - 4 - - 2
North East - 3 £320 -
North West - 3 £550 -
Wales - 3 £413 -
Glasgow - 3 £400 -
Tyne and Wear - 3 £320 -
Manchester - 3 £550 -
Surrey - 3 £525 - 1
Cardiff - 3 £413 -
Newcastle upon Tyne - 3 £320 -
South Wales - 3 £413 -
City of London - 3 £550 -
Hook - 2 £575 -
Northampton - 2 £488 -
Northamptonshire - 2 £488 -
East Midlands - 2 £488 -
Yorkshire +10 1 - - 1
East of England +9 1 £475 -5.00% 1
West Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Watford - 1 £475 -
Basingstoke - 1 £575 -
Winchester - 1 - -

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 May 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 55 (50.93%) Linux
2 51 (47.22%) XML
3 43 (39.81%) Java
4 36 (33.33%) JavaScript
5 35 (32.41%) Windows
6 34 (31.48%) Python
7 30 (27.78%) Splunk
8 28 (25.93%) Perl
8 28 (25.93%) HTML
9 26 (24.07%) HP SiteScope
10 25 (23.15%) SQL
10 25 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
11 24 (22.22%) PHP
12 22 (20.37%) AIX
12 22 (20.37%) Unix
12 22 (20.37%) Firewall
13 21 (19.44%) Nagios
13 21 (19.44%) HPUX
13 21 (19.44%) Solaris
13 21 (19.44%) CSS
14 20 (18.52%) MySQL
14 20 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
15 19 (17.59%) Puppet
15 19 (17.59%) SQL Server
15 19 (17.59%) Red Hat
15 19 (17.59%) Windows Server 2008
16 18 (16.67%) Software Engineering
16 18 (16.67%) Change Management
16 18 (16.67%) HP
16 18 (16.67%) DNS

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 (10.19%) Node.js
2 10 (9.26%) Apache
3 5 (4.63%) CMS
3 5 (4.63%) OpenStack
4 4 (3.70%) Elasticsearch
4 4 (3.70%) nginx
5 3 (2.78%) lighttpd
5 3 (2.78%) WebSphere
6 2 (1.85%) IIS
6 2 (1.85%) SharePoint
6 2 (1.85%) Tomcat
7 1 (0.93%) Mule
7 1 (0.93%) SAS
Applications
1 4 (3.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.93%) MS Office
2 1 (0.93%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 7 (6.48%) GitHub
2 2 (1.85%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 22 (20.37%) Firewall
2 18 (16.67%) DNS
3 15 (13.89%) HTTP
4 14 (12.96%) SSL
5 12 (11.11%) NetScaler
6 10 (9.26%) Network Security
7 8 (7.41%) SNMP
8 7 (6.48%) DHCP
8 7 (6.48%) Internet
8 7 (6.48%) IPv4
9 6 (5.56%) Ethernet
10 5 (4.63%) LDAP
11 4 (3.70%) FTP
11 4 (3.70%) Kerberos
11 4 (3.70%) SMTP
11 4 (3.70%) SSH
11 4 (3.70%) Wireless
12 3 (2.78%) Intrusion Detection
12 3 (2.78%) IPv6
13 2 (1.85%) VPN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (18.52%) MySQL
2 19 (17.59%) SQL Server
3 10 (9.26%) SQL Server 2008
4 9 (8.33%) Relational Database
5 7 (6.48%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (6.48%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (6.48%) MongoDB
6 5 (4.63%) Oracle Reports
7 4 (3.70%) Redis
8 3 (2.78%) Big Data
8 3 (2.78%) PostgreSQL
9 2 (1.85%) Apache Hive
9 2 (1.85%) Data Mining
9 2 (1.85%) Hadoop
10 1 (0.93%) DB2
10 1 (0.93%) MariaDB
10 1 (0.93%) Power BI
10 1 (0.93%) PowerCenter
10 1 (0.93%) SAP Data Services
10 1 (0.93%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 10 (9.26%) Subversion
1 10 (9.26%) TortoiseSVN
2 9 (8.33%) Cucumber
2 9 (8.33%) Jenkins
3 8 (7.41%) JIRA
4 7 (6.48%) IntelliJ
5 6 (5.56%) Git (software)
5 6 (5.56%) Metasploit
6 4 (3.70%) ClearCase
6 4 (3.70%) CppUnit
6 4 (3.70%) Grunt
6 4 (3.70%) gulp
6 4 (3.70%) Rational Rhapsody
7 3 (2.78%) Babel
7 3 (2.78%) Karma Test Runner
7 3 (2.78%) Mocha
7 3 (2.78%) Selenium
7 3 (2.78%) TeamCity
8 2 (1.85%) Flyway
8 2 (1.85%) Gradle
General
1 7 (6.48%) Banking
2 6 (5.56%) Publishing
3 2 (1.85%) Marketing
4 1 (0.93%) Bulgarian Language
4 1 (0.93%) Estonian Language
4 1 (0.93%) Latvian Language
4 1 (0.93%) Lithuanian Language
4 1 (0.93%) Romanian Language
Job Titles
1 31 (28.70%) Developer
2 10 (9.26%) .NET Developer
3 8 (7.41%) Linux Engineer
3 8 (7.41%) Linux Support
3 8 (7.41%) Linux Support Engineer
3 8 (7.41%) Monitoring Engineer
3 8 (7.41%) Support Engineer
3 8 (7.41%) Systems Engineer
3 8 (7.41%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
4 7 (6.48%) DevOps Engineer
4 7 (6.48%) Knowledge Manager
4 7 (6.48%) Scala Developer
4 7 (6.48%) Software Engineer
4 7 (6.48%) Splunk Engineer
5 6 (5.56%) Analyst
5 6 (5.56%) Architect
5 6 (5.56%) ArcSight Engineer
5 6 (5.56%) DevOps Architect
5 6 (5.56%) Monitoring Specialist
6 5 (4.63%) Network Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 51 (47.22%) XML
2 28 (25.93%) HTML
3 21 (19.44%) CSS
4 10 (9.26%) .NET
4 10 (9.26%) Web Services
5 9 (8.33%) JSON
6 7 (6.48%) Akka
6 7 (6.48%) HTML5
6 7 (6.48%) Kafka
6 7 (6.48%) Middleware
6 7 (6.48%) RabbitMQ
7 6 (5.56%) LAMP
8 4 (3.70%) Boost C++ Libraries
8 4 (3.70%) CSS3
8 4 (3.70%) DOM
8 4 (3.70%) jQuery
9 3 (2.78%) Express
9 3 (2.78%) koa
9 3 (2.78%) Laravel
9 3 (2.78%) PCRE
Miscellaneous
1 11 (10.19%) Analytical Skills
2 4 (3.70%) Embedded Systems
2 4 (3.70%) Taxonomies
3 3 (2.78%) Computer Science
3 3 (2.78%) Cyberthreat
3 3 (2.78%) PKI
3 3 (2.78%) Replication
4 2 (1.85%) Algorithms
4 2 (1.85%) Management Information System
4 2 (1.85%) Security Operations Centre
4 2 (1.85%) Social Media
5 1 (0.93%) Data Centre
5 1 (0.93%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
5 1 (0.93%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (0.93%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 55 (50.93%) Linux
2 35 (32.41%) Windows
3 22 (20.37%) AIX
3 22 (20.37%) Unix
4 21 (19.44%) HPUX
4 21 (19.44%) Solaris
5 19 (17.59%) Windows Server 2008
6 17 (15.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 13 (12.04%) Windows Server 2003
7 13 (12.04%) Windows XP
8 7 (6.48%) Android
8 7 (6.48%) Apple iOS
9 6 (5.56%) Debian
10 5 (4.63%) SUSE
11 4 (3.70%) Windows 10
11 4 (3.70%) Windows 8
11 4 (3.70%) Windows Server 2012
11 4 (3.70%) Windows Vista
12 3 (2.78%) Windows Server
13 2 (1.85%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (23.15%) Agile Software Development
2 20 (18.52%) Kalman Filter
3 18 (16.67%) Change Management
3 18 (16.67%) Software Engineering
4 15 (13.89%) Service Management
5 14 (12.96%) ITIL
6 13 (12.04%) Load Balancing
6 13 (12.04%) Release Management
7 11 (10.19%) Email Filtering
7 11 (10.19%) Scrum
7 11 (10.19%) Web Filtering
8 10 (9.26%) Data Modelling
8 10 (9.26%) Multithreading
8 10 (9.26%) OO
9 8 (7.41%) Business Intelligence
9 8 (7.41%) DevOps
9 8 (7.41%) TDD
10 7 (6.48%) BDD
10 7 (6.48%) Continuous Improvement
10 7 (6.48%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 43 (39.81%) Java
2 36 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 34 (31.48%) Python
4 28 (25.93%) Perl
5 25 (23.15%) SQL
6 24 (22.22%) PHP
7 17 (15.74%) C#
7 17 (15.74%) PowerShell
8 16 (14.81%) Ruby
9 14 (12.96%) VBScript
10 13 (12.04%) Bourne shell
10 13 (12.04%) C++
10 13 (12.04%) Korn
11 12 (11.11%) Shell Script
12 10 (9.26%) Bash Shell
13 7 (6.48%) Scala
14 6 (5.56%) C
15 4 (3.70%) ES6
16 1 (0.93%) Clojure
16 1 (0.93%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (12.04%) Security Cleared
2 11 (10.19%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (4.63%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.70%) Degree
4 4 (3.70%) SC Cleared
5 3 (2.78%) GCIA
5 3 (2.78%) GCIH
5 3 (2.78%) GSEC
6 2 (1.85%) GCED
6 2 (1.85%) GCFW
6 2 (1.85%) GCUX
6 2 (1.85%) GCWN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (4.63%) GPG13
2 3 (2.78%) QA
3 1 (0.93%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 10 (9.26%) Active Directory
2 4 (3.70%) iptables
2 4 (3.70%) OpenSSH
3 3 (2.78%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (2.78%) vSphere
4 2 (1.85%) Docker
4 2 (1.85%) Firmware
4 2 (1.85%) VMware ESXi
5 1 (0.93%) FreeRADIUS
Systems Management
1 26 (24.07%) HP SiteScope
2 21 (19.44%) Nagios
3 19 (17.59%) Puppet
4 16 (14.81%) SCCM
5 12 (11.11%) Netcool
5 12 (11.11%) SCOM
5 12 (11.11%) Tivoli
6 7 (6.48%) ArcSight ESM
7 6 (5.56%) Nessus
7 6 (5.56%) Nmap
8 4 (3.70%) Cacti
8 4 (3.70%) CFEngine
8 4 (3.70%) Opscode Chef
9 3 (2.78%) Munin
10 2 (1.85%) Backup Exec
10 2 (1.85%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 2 (1.85%) WSUS
11 1 (0.93%) CA Spectrum
11 1 (0.93%) Unicenter
Vendors
1 30 (27.78%) Splunk
2 19 (17.59%) Red Hat
3 18 (16.67%) HP
4 15 (13.89%) Microsoft
5 14 (12.96%) IBM
6 13 (12.04%) CA
7 12 (11.11%) Citrix
8 11 (10.19%) Oracle
9 7 (6.48%) ArcSight
10 4 (3.70%) CheckPoint
10 4 (3.70%) Cisco
11 3 (2.78%) Google
11 3 (2.78%) ION Trading
11 3 (2.78%) Palo Alto
11 3 (2.78%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (2.78%) SAP
11 3 (2.78%) VMware
11 3 (2.78%) Zend
12 2 (1.85%) Hortonworks
12 2 (1.85%) Talend
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