The table below looks at the statistics for Reverse Engineering skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Reverse Engineering over the 3 months to 2 July 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
2 Jul 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reverse Engineering
Rank 562 548 548
Rank change year-on-year
-14 0
Contract jobs citing Reverse Engineering 41 38 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.074% 0.071% 0.057%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.096% 0.093% 0.076%
Number of daily rates quoted 23 21 14
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£400 £430 £470
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.97% -8.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £325 £333
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £500 £522
UK excluding London average daily rate £406 £320 £288
% change year-on-year
+26.95% +11.30%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Average hourly rate - £37.50 £43.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -12.78%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Processes & Methodologies category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
42683 40843 36923
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 77.49% 76.03% 74.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 27538 25481 22182
Average daily rate £413 £400 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -3.03%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £275 £273
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £370
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +1.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1145 1208 1092
Average hourly rate £30.00 £26.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+13.20% -11.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.43 £13.00 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £28.50 £30.50
% change year-on-year
+5.26% -6.55%

Reverse Engineering
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Reverse Engineering within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Processes & Methodologies category.

Reverse Engineering Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Reverse Engineering
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Reverse Engineering within the UK.

Reverse Engineering Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Reverse Engineering
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Reverse Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 2015.

Reverse Engineering Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Reverse Engineering
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Reverse Engineering within the UK.

Reverse Engineering Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Reverse Engineering
Top 25 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reverse Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 2 July 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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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 -21 31 £349 -18.89% 19
South East -12 12 £319 - 5
Hampshire - 9 - - 2
East of England - 8 £425 - 1
London -14 7 £360 -20.00% 8
Wales - 6 £438 -
Newport - 5 £425 -
South Wales - 5 £425 -
Cambridgeshire - 4 £269 -
Cambridge - 4 £269 -
Luton - 3 £575 -
Bedfordshire - 3 £575 -
Hook - 3 - -
Reading +11 2 £413 - 1
Berkshire +8 2 £413 - 1
Bristol +4 2 £331 +1.92%
South West -4 2 £331 +5.15% 2
City of London -8 2 £293 -35.00% 3
Northern Ireland 0 1 £475 -
County Antrim -3 1 £475 -
Belfast -4 1 £475 -
Milton Keynes - 1 £225 -
Midlands - 1 - -
Buckinghamshire - 1 £225 -
Essex - 1 - - 1

Reverse Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Reverse Engineering 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 Reverse Engineering.

1 28 (30.43%) SQL
2 26 (28.26%) Linux
3 24 (26.09%) Data Modelling
3 24 (26.09%) Relational Database
4 22 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
4 22 (23.91%) Security Cleared
5 20 (21.74%) Data Analysis
5 20 (21.74%) Oracle
6 17 (18.48%) SQL Server
6 17 (18.48%) Management Information System
6 17 (18.48%) Logical Data Model
7 16 (17.39%) ERwin
7 16 (17.39%) C++
7 16 (17.39%) OO
8 15 (16.30%) UML
8 15 (16.30%) C
8 15 (16.30%) Software Engineering
8 15 (16.30%) Refactoring
8 15 (16.30%) Use Case
9 14 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
10 13 (14.13%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
10 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
10 13 (14.13%) Multithreading
10 13 (14.13%) MS Excel
10 13 (14.13%) Malware Analysis
10 13 (14.13%) Memory Management
11 12 (13.04%) UNIX
11 12 (13.04%) RDBMS
12 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
12 11 (11.96%) Windows

Reverse Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 2 July 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Reverse Engineering 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 Reverse Engineering. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (3.26%) Mule
1 3 (3.26%) Apache
1 3 (3.26%) SAS
2 2 (2.17%) Confluence
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (1.09%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (1.09%) Papyrus
3 1 (1.09%) WebLogic
Applications
1 13 (14.13%) MS Excel
2 7 (7.61%) MS Visio
2 7 (7.61%) MS Office
3 2 (2.17%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 4 (4.35%) Remedy ITSM
2 3 (3.26%) Summit
2 3 (3.26%) Oracle BPM
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Payables
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Receivables
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle Assets
3 1 (1.09%) Agresso
3 1 (1.09%) Temenos T24
3 1 (1.09%) Oracle General Ledger
Communications & Networking
1 8 (8.70%) TCP/IP
1 8 (8.70%) Firewall
2 7 (7.61%) Network Security
3 6 (6.52%) Intrusion Detection
4 4 (4.35%) VLAN
4 4 (4.35%) OSPF
4 4 (4.35%) Cisco PIX
4 4 (4.35%) IPsec
4 4 (4.35%) VPN
4 4 (4.35%) RIP
4 4 (4.35%) SNMP
4 4 (4.35%) VoIP
4 4 (4.35%) Cisco ASA
4 4 (4.35%) FWSM
5 3 (3.26%) HTTP
5 3 (3.26%) SSL
6 2 (2.17%) Intranet
6 2 (2.17%) Internet
6 2 (2.17%) ASN.1
7 1 (1.09%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 24 (26.09%) Relational Database
2 17 (18.48%) SQL Server
3 12 (13.04%) RDBMS
4 10 (10.87%) Data Warehouse
4 10 (10.87%) Oracle Database
5 7 (7.61%) Oracle Database 11g
6 6 (6.52%) Data Mining
6 6 (6.52%) FileMaker
6 6 (6.52%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 5 (5.43%) Hadoop
8 4 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
8 4 (4.35%) Oracle9i Database
9 3 (3.26%) Oracle Database 10g
9 3 (3.26%) MySQL
9 3 (3.26%) SQL Server 2012
9 3 (3.26%) IBM InfoSphere
10 2 (2.17%) NoSQL
10 2 (2.17%) OLAP
10 2 (2.17%) MOLAP
10 2 (2.17%) ROLAP
Development Applications
1 16 (17.39%) ERwin
2 5 (5.43%) Subversion
3 4 (4.35%) JIRA
4 3 (3.26%) CppUnit
4 3 (3.26%) GoogleTest
4 3 (3.26%) Jenkins
4 3 (3.26%) NUnit
4 3 (3.26%) CruiseControl
4 3 (3.26%) ClearCase
General
1 11 (11.96%) Finance
2 9 (9.78%) Telecoms
3 6 (6.52%) Retail
4 3 (3.26%) Banking
4 3 (3.26%) Law
5 1 (1.09%) Legal
5 1 (1.09%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.09%) Publishing
5 1 (1.09%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.09%) Aerospace
5 1 (1.09%) General Ledger
5 1 (1.09%) Dutch Language
5 1 (1.09%) French Language
5 1 (1.09%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 22 (23.91%) Analyst
2 19 (20.65%) Data Modeller
3 13 (14.13%) Technical Leader
4 10 (10.87%) Consultant
5 8 (8.70%) Architect
5 8 (8.70%) Data Analyst
6 6 (6.52%) Security Consultant
7 5 (5.43%) Senior Analyst
7 5 (5.43%) Developer
7 5 (5.43%) Network Consultant
7 5 (5.43%) Data Architect
7 5 (5.43%) Network Security Consultant
8 4 (4.35%) IP Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Cyber Security Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Business Analyst
8 4 (4.35%) Design Engineer
8 4 (4.35%) Security Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Senior Security Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Test Analyst
9 3 (3.26%) Malware Specialist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (8.70%) XML
2 5 (5.43%) SOAP
2 5 (5.43%) REST
3 4 (4.35%) ODBC
4 3 (3.26%) .NET
5 2 (2.17%) FastCGI
5 2 (2.17%) XSD
5 2 (2.17%) CGI
5 2 (2.17%) LAMP
5 2 (2.17%) JSON
5 2 (2.17%) WCF
6 1 (1.09%) Symfony
6 1 (1.09%) Web Services
6 1 (1.09%) Apache Camel
6 1 (1.09%) Flash
6 1 (1.09%) Laravel
Miscellaneous
1 22 (23.91%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (18.48%) Management Information System
3 5 (5.43%) Taxonomies
3 5 (5.43%) Data Structures
3 5 (5.43%) Computer Science
4 4 (4.35%) Distributed Denial-of-Service
4 4 (4.35%) Data Centre
4 4 (4.35%) Data Integration
5 2 (2.17%) Visualisation
5 2 (2.17%) Replication
5 2 (2.17%) Fixed Income
5 2 (2.17%) Economics
5 2 (2.17%) Statistics
5 2 (2.17%) Reference Data
5 2 (2.17%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.09%) CMDB
6 1 (1.09%) Credit Risk
6 1 (1.09%) Algorithms
6 1 (1.09%) Performance Metrics
6 1 (1.09%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 26 (28.26%) Linux
2 12 (13.04%) UNIX
3 11 (11.96%) Windows
4 2 (2.17%) Oracle Linux
4 2 (2.17%) Mac OS X
5 1 (1.09%) Android
5 1 (1.09%) Windows 7
5 1 (1.09%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (26.09%) Data Modelling
2 20 (21.74%) Data Analysis
3 17 (18.48%) Logical Data Model
4 16 (17.39%) OO
5 15 (16.30%) UML
5 15 (16.30%) Software Engineering
5 15 (16.30%) Refactoring
5 15 (16.30%) Use Case
6 14 (15.22%) Agile Software Development
7 13 (14.13%) Multithreading
7 13 (14.13%) Memory Management
7 13 (14.13%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
7 13 (14.13%) Malware Analysis
8 10 (10.87%) Analytics
9 9 (9.78%) Validation
10 8 (8.70%) Time Management
11 7 (7.61%) Physical Data Model
11 7 (7.61%) SDLC
12 6 (6.52%) Cyber Security
12 6 (6.52%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 28 (30.43%) SQL
2 16 (17.39%) C++
3 15 (16.30%) C
4 6 (6.52%) Perl
5 5 (5.43%) Java
6 4 (4.35%) PHP
7 3 (3.26%) C#
7 3 (3.26%) Python
7 3 (3.26%) Bash Shell
8 2 (2.17%) Shell Script
9 1 (1.09%) R
9 1 (1.09%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.09%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 22 (23.91%) Security Cleared
2 13 (14.13%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.52%) Degree
4 5 (5.43%) CISSP
4 5 (5.43%) Cisco Certification
5 4 (4.35%) Check Point Certification
5 4 (4.35%) CCDP
5 4 (4.35%) CCIE
5 4 (4.35%) CCSP
6 3 (3.26%) HP APS
7 2 (2.17%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.09%) GPEN
8 1 (1.09%) CCNA
8 1 (1.09%) SSCP
8 1 (1.09%) GIAC
8 1 (1.09%) GCIH
8 1 (1.09%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.35%) PCI DSS
2 1 (1.09%) Data Quality
2 1 (1.09%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (1.09%) Snort
1 1 (1.09%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 2 (2.17%) SCCM
2 1 (1.09%) Data Guard
2 1 (1.09%) OPNET
Vendors
1 20 (21.74%) Oracle
2 11 (11.96%) Microsoft
3 10 (10.87%) CA
4 6 (6.52%) HP
5 5 (5.43%) Cisco
6 4 (4.35%) Juniper
6 4 (4.35%) BMC
6 4 (4.35%) Nokia
6 4 (4.35%) CheckPoint
6 4 (4.35%) Remedy
6 4 (4.35%) Radware
6 4 (4.35%) Redback
7 3 (3.26%) Teradata
7 3 (3.26%) IBM
7 3 (3.26%) Pega
7 3 (3.26%) Netezza
8 2 (2.17%) SAP
8 2 (2.17%) TIBCO
9 1 (1.09%) Embarcadero
9 1 (1.09%) Google
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