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 26 May 2015 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.

Location
3 months to
26 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Regular Expressions (Regex)
Rank 585 551 537
Rank change year-on-year
-34 -14
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 20 30 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.057% 0.024%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.14% 0.21% 0.087%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 20 4
Average daily rate
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£600 £303 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+98.34% -5.46%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £249 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £378 £347
UK excluding London average daily rate £600 £375 £300
% change year-on-year
+60.00% +25.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Average hourly rate £80.00 - £27.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
14705 14615 12634
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.04% 27.75% 27.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 9690 9670 7937
Average daily rate £385 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 195 186 361
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.86 £17.00 £17.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.86 £55.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.80 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.00% -

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 26 May 2015.

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 9 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 26 May 2015. 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
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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 -14 16 £600 +98.34% 8
London +7 11 £613 +104.16% 2
South East -10 2 £600 +60.00% 4
Hampshire - 2 £600 -
Norfolk - 1 £500 -
South Yorkshire - 1 £300 -
Yorkshire - 1 £300 - 1
Norwich - 1 £500 -
East of England - 1 £500 - 1

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 21 (42.00%) SQL
2 17 (34.00%) Apache
2 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
3 16 (32.00%) Linux
4 15 (30.00%) Windows
4 15 (30.00%) Python
4 15 (30.00%) Shell Script
4 15 (30.00%) Git (software)
4 15 (30.00%) DevOps
5 14 (28.00%) Firewall
6 13 (26.00%) UNIX
6 13 (26.00%) PHP
6 13 (26.00%) MySQL
6 13 (26.00%) SQL Server
6 13 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
7 12 (24.00%) PowerShell
7 12 (24.00%) Finance
8 11 (22.00%) PostgreSQL
8 11 (22.00%) VMware
8 11 (22.00%) Subversion
8 11 (22.00%) Degree
8 11 (22.00%) Shibboleth
8 11 (22.00%) Puppet
8 11 (22.00%) WSGI
8 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
8 11 (22.00%) uWSGI
9 10 (20.00%) Analytics
9 10 (20.00%) CheckPoint
9 10 (20.00%) Cisco
10 9 (18.00%) Oracle

Regular Expression
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 May 2015, 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 17 (34.00%) Apache
2 11 (22.00%) uWSGI
3 7 (14.00%) CMS
4 5 (10.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (8.00%) Drupal
6 3 (6.00%) IIS
7 2 (4.00%) Apache Solr
7 2 (4.00%) Moodle
7 2 (4.00%) Orchard CMS
8 1 (2.00%) SAS
Applications
1 8 (16.00%) MS Excel
2 2 (4.00%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 6 (12.00%) Adobe Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 14 (28.00%) Firewall
2 5 (10.00%) HTTP
2 5 (10.00%) TCP/IP
2 5 (10.00%) DNS
2 5 (10.00%) Cisco ASA
3 4 (8.00%) Ethernet
4 3 (6.00%) SAN
5 2 (4.00%) Internet
5 2 (4.00%) BGP
5 2 (4.00%) VPN
5 2 (4.00%) LAN
5 2 (4.00%) WAN
5 2 (4.00%) IPsec
5 2 (4.00%) SSH
5 2 (4.00%) VLAN
5 2 (4.00%) Network Security
5 2 (4.00%) NetScaler
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco Nexus
5 2 (4.00%) Cisco ISE
5 2 (4.00%) Spanning Tree
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (26.00%) MySQL
1 13 (26.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (22.00%) PostgreSQL
3 4 (8.00%) Oracle Reports
4 3 (6.00%) EDMS
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (4.00%) RavenDB
5 2 (4.00%) DB2
5 2 (4.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (2.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 1 (2.00%) Spotfire
6 1 (2.00%) QlikView
6 1 (2.00%) PowerCenter
6 1 (2.00%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.00%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 15 (30.00%) Git (software)
2 11 (22.00%) Jenkins
2 11 (22.00%) Subversion
3 4 (8.00%) MSI
4 2 (4.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (24.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 14 (28.00%) Consultant
2 10 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (12.00%) Administrator
3 6 (12.00%) Systems Administrator
3 6 (12.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 6 (12.00%) Linux Administrator
4 5 (10.00%) Developer
4 5 (10.00%) Automation Engineer
4 5 (10.00%) DevOps Engineer
5 3 (6.00%) ArcSight Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Splunk Consultant
5 3 (6.00%) Security Engineer
6 2 (4.00%) Agile .NET Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Moodle Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Firewall Analyst
6 2 (4.00%) Data Consultant
6 2 (4.00%) Senior Developer
6 2 (4.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 2 (4.00%) .NET Developer
7 1 (2.00%) PHP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (22.00%) WSGI
2 8 (16.00%) HTML
3 6 (12.00%) .NET
4 5 (10.00%) ODBC
5 4 (8.00%) Django
6 2 (4.00%) jQuery
6 2 (4.00%) RESTful
6 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 2 (4.00%) Sinatra
6 2 (4.00%) XHTML
6 2 (4.00%) SAML
6 2 (4.00%) Lucene
6 2 (4.00%) Ajax
6 2 (4.00%) Ruby on Rails
6 2 (4.00%) LINQ
6 2 (4.00%) ASP.NET
6 2 (4.00%) CSS
6 2 (4.00%) Web Services
6 2 (4.00%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (14.00%) Analytical Skills
2 6 (12.00%) Wiki
2 6 (12.00%) Mobile App
3 3 (6.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (4.00%) NHS
4 2 (4.00%) VLE
5 1 (2.00%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 16 (32.00%) Linux
2 15 (30.00%) Windows
3 13 (26.00%) UNIX
4 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2012
4 5 (10.00%) Windows Server 2008
5 4 (8.00%) Windows Vista
5 4 (8.00%) Windows 8
6 2 (4.00%) Oracle Linux
6 2 (4.00%) CentOS
6 2 (4.00%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 2 (4.00%) AIX
6 2 (4.00%) SUSE
7 1 (2.00%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (30.00%) DevOps
2 13 (26.00%) Continuous Integration
3 10 (20.00%) Analytics
4 9 (18.00%) Kalman Filter
5 8 (16.00%) PRINCE2
5 8 (16.00%) Workflow
5 8 (16.00%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (12.00%) CRM
6 6 (12.00%) Business Analysis
7 5 (10.00%) SIEM
8 4 (8.00%) Web Application Development
8 4 (8.00%) Web Development
8 4 (8.00%) Load Balancing
8 4 (8.00%) Configuration Management
8 4 (8.00%) ITIL
8 4 (8.00%) Information Security
9 3 (6.00%) Migration
9 3 (6.00%) Project Management
9 3 (6.00%) Use Case
9 3 (6.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 21 (42.00%) SQL
2 15 (30.00%) Python
2 15 (30.00%) Shell Script
3 13 (26.00%) PHP
4 12 (24.00%) PowerShell
5 8 (16.00%) Bash Shell
5 8 (16.00%) JavaScript
6 7 (14.00%) C#
7 4 (8.00%) VBA
8 2 (4.00%) T-SQL
8 2 (4.00%) Perl
8 2 (4.00%) Ruby
8 2 (4.00%) sed
9 1 (2.00%) R
9 1 (2.00%) Java
Qualifications
1 11 (22.00%) Degree
2 4 (8.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (6.00%) GIAC
3 3 (6.00%) CISSP
4 2 (4.00%) Cisco Certification
4 2 (4.00%) CCNP
4 2 (4.00%) CCNA
5 1 (2.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (4.00%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 11 (22.00%) Shibboleth
2 9 (18.00%) VMware Infrastructure
3 8 (16.00%) Active Directory
4 4 (8.00%) Hyper-V
5 3 (6.00%) ProxySG
6 2 (4.00%) vSphere
6 2 (4.00%) FreeRADIUS
7 1 (2.00%) NFS
7 1 (2.00%) Firmware
7 1 (2.00%) VMware ESX
Systems Management
1 11 (22.00%) Puppet
2 5 (10.00%) WMI
3 4 (8.00%) SCCM
3 4 (8.00%) OpenView Configuration Management
3 4 (8.00%) ArcSight ESM
4 2 (4.00%) CA Spectrum
Vendors
1 17 (34.00%) Microsoft
2 11 (22.00%) VMware
3 10 (20.00%) CheckPoint
3 10 (20.00%) Cisco
4 9 (18.00%) Oracle
4 9 (18.00%) ArcSight
5 7 (14.00%) Splunk
5 7 (14.00%) Lumension
5 7 (14.00%) McAfee
6 6 (12.00%) Adobe
6 6 (12.00%) HP
7 5 (10.00%) Omniture
8 3 (6.00%) Fortinet
8 3 (6.00%) AlgoSec
8 3 (6.00%) Cyber-Ark
8 3 (6.00%) IBM
8 3 (6.00%) Sophos
8 3 (6.00%) Blue Coat
8 3 (6.00%) Symantec
9 2 (4.00%) Red Hat