The first table below looks at the demand 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 23 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Processes & Methodologies category.

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
23 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reverse Engineering
Rank 546 535 547
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +12
Contract jobs citing Reverse Engineering 34 34 40
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.063% 0.067% 0.069%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.085% 0.091% 0.098%
Number of daily rates quoted 16 19 19
Average daily rate
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£400 £470 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-14.89% +34.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £298 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £530 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £288
% change year-on-year
+8.33% +4.34%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 1
Average hourly rate £37.50 £43.00 £99.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.78% -56.57%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 - £99.00
Processes & Methodologies Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Processes & Methodologies category
39905 37171 40797
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.12% 72.91% 70.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 24736 22529 23452
Average daily rate £400 £403 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-0.62% +0.62%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
- +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1139 1072 1445
Average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £30.45
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% -1.47%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.42
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £47.50 £45.95
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.50 £31.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
-14.51% -3.12%

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 23 July 2014.

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 30 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 23 July 2014. 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 -12 33 £400 -14.89% 13
London +4 20 £450 -7.21% 4
South West -22 8 £320 +4.91% 1
City of London +30 6 £450 -18.18% 2
Gloucestershire - 6 £308 -
South East -9 2 - - 1
West Midlands -15 2 - - 2
Gloucester - 2 £308 -
Berkshire - 2 - - 1
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - - 1
Cheshire - - - - 2
Derbyshire - - - -
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Swindon - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Basingstoke - - - -
Cardiff - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chepstow - - - - 1
Chester - - - -
Derby - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 2
Guildford - - - -
South Wales - - - - 1
Wales - - - - 1
Scotland - - - - 5
East of England - - - - 1
Hampshire - - - -

Reverse Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 23 (31.94%) Linux
2 21 (29.17%) Java
3 20 (27.78%) Windows
4 19 (26.39%) C
5 18 (25.00%) UNIX
6 17 (23.61%) Security Cleared
7 16 (22.22%) Banking
8 15 (20.83%) C++
8 15 (20.83%) SQL
8 15 (20.83%) DV Cleared
9 12 (16.67%) Android
9 12 (16.67%) Apple iOS
9 12 (16.67%) Mobile App
9 12 (16.67%) Wireshark
9 12 (16.67%) XML
9 12 (16.67%) Objective-C
10 11 (15.28%) Relational Database
11 10 (13.89%) PCI DSS
11 10 (13.89%) Enterprise Architecture
11 10 (13.89%) Degree
11 10 (13.89%) Cryptography
11 10 (13.89%) Telecoms
11 10 (13.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
11 10 (13.89%) Oracle
11 10 (13.89%) Data Modelling
12 9 (12.50%) HPUX
12 9 (12.50%) Firewall
12 9 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
13 8 (11.11%) Shell Script
13 8 (11.11%) Finance

Reverse Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 23 July 2014, 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 4 (5.56%) Apache
2 3 (4.17%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.78%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.78%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.78%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.78%) IIS
3 2 (2.78%) Node.js
3 2 (2.78%) Exchange Server 2013
4 1 (1.39%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 5 (6.94%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.78%) Spreadsheet
3 1 (1.39%) MS Office
3 1 (1.39%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.39%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 12 (16.67%) Wireshark
2 9 (12.50%) Firewall
3 5 (6.94%) HTTP
3 5 (6.94%) SSL
4 4 (5.56%) Ethernet
4 4 (5.56%) Multicast
5 3 (4.17%) DNS
5 3 (4.17%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (4.17%) TCP/IP
6 2 (2.78%) BIG-IP
6 2 (2.78%) Intranet
6 2 (2.78%) Internet
7 1 (1.39%) OSPF
7 1 (1.39%) FTP
7 1 (1.39%) RIP
7 1 (1.39%) VLAN
7 1 (1.39%) VPN
7 1 (1.39%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (15.28%) Relational Database
2 8 (11.11%) RDBMS
3 7 (9.72%) SQL Server
4 4 (5.56%) MySQL
5 3 (4.17%) MS Access
6 2 (2.78%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (2.78%) Oracle Reports
6 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.78%) Big Data
7 1 (1.39%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.39%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.39%) Cognos Query Studio
7 1 (1.39%) QlikView
7 1 (1.39%) DataStage
7 1 (1.39%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 5 (6.94%) ERwin
2 4 (5.56%) Subversion
2 4 (5.56%) GDB
3 1 (1.39%) ProC
3 1 (1.39%) Oracle Forms
General
1 16 (22.22%) Banking
2 10 (13.89%) Telecoms
3 8 (11.11%) Finance
4 7 (9.72%) Investment Banking
5 6 (8.33%) Electronics
6 4 (5.56%) Avionics
6 4 (5.56%) Automotive
7 3 (4.17%) Financial Institution
8 2 (2.78%) Front Office
8 2 (2.78%) Retail
9 1 (1.39%) Back Office
9 1 (1.39%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 25 (34.72%) Developer
2 16 (22.22%) Architect
3 9 (12.50%) Security Architect
4 8 (11.11%) Analyst
5 5 (6.94%) Design Engineer
5 5 (6.94%) Data Modeller
6 4 (5.56%) Electronics Engineer
6 4 (5.56%) Penetration Tester
6 4 (5.56%) Perl Developer
6 4 (5.56%) Tester
7 3 (4.17%) Data Analyst
7 3 (4.17%) Oracle Developer
7 3 (4.17%) Consultant
7 3 (4.17%) C# Developer
7 3 (4.17%) SQL Developer
8 2 (2.78%) Junior Developer
8 2 (2.78%) PL/SQL Developer
8 2 (2.78%) Security Consultant
8 2 (2.78%) Data Architect
8 2 (2.78%) Junior
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (16.67%) XML
2 5 (6.94%) .NET
3 4 (5.56%) CGI
3 4 (5.56%) FastCGI
4 2 (2.78%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (2.78%) Middleware
4 2 (2.78%) LAMP
4 2 (2.78%) XSD
4 2 (2.78%) MSMQ
4 2 (2.78%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.78%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.78%) Java EE
4 2 (2.78%) LINQ
4 2 (2.78%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (2.78%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (2.78%) REST
5 1 (1.39%) Visualforce
5 1 (1.39%) WPF
5 1 (1.39%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.39%) J2EE
Miscellaneous
1 12 (16.67%) Mobile App
2 10 (13.89%) Cryptography
3 7 (9.72%) PKI
4 5 (6.94%) Management Information System
4 5 (6.94%) Fixed Income
5 4 (5.56%) Computer Science
6 3 (4.17%) Credit Risk
7 2 (2.78%) Open Source
7 2 (2.78%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (2.78%) SCADA
7 2 (2.78%) Equities
7 2 (2.78%) STB
8 1 (1.39%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
8 1 (1.39%) VHDL
8 1 (1.39%) Verilog
8 1 (1.39%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.39%) CCTV
8 1 (1.39%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 23 (31.94%) Linux
2 20 (27.78%) Windows
3 18 (25.00%) UNIX
4 12 (16.67%) Android
4 12 (16.67%) Apple iOS
5 9 (12.50%) HPUX
6 4 (5.56%) Debian
7 1 (1.39%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (13.89%) Data Modelling
1 10 (13.89%) Enterprise Architecture
2 9 (12.50%) Penetration Testing
3 8 (11.11%) UML
4 7 (9.72%) Data Analysis
4 7 (9.72%) TOGAF
4 7 (9.72%) OWASP
5 6 (8.33%) Data Architecture
5 6 (8.33%) OO
6 5 (6.94%) ETL
6 5 (6.94%) Test Automation
7 4 (5.56%) Root Cause Analysis
7 4 (5.56%) OOP
7 4 (5.56%) Validation
7 4 (5.56%) Migration
7 4 (5.56%) Information Security
7 4 (5.56%) Business Analysis
8 3 (4.17%) Computer Forensics
8 3 (4.17%) Scrum
8 3 (4.17%) Project Management
Programming Languages
1 21 (29.17%) Java
2 19 (26.39%) C
3 15 (20.83%) C++
3 15 (20.83%) SQL
4 12 (16.67%) Objective-C
5 8 (11.11%) Python
5 8 (11.11%) Shell Script
6 6 (8.33%) PHP
7 5 (6.94%) C#
7 5 (6.94%) Bash Shell
8 4 (5.56%) PL/SQL
8 4 (5.56%) Perl
9 3 (4.17%) Ruby
9 3 (4.17%) VBA
10 2 (2.78%) PowerShell
10 2 (2.78%) Delphi
11 1 (1.39%) Apex Code
11 1 (1.39%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 17 (23.61%) Security Cleared
2 15 (20.83%) DV Cleared
3 10 (13.89%) Degree
4 5 (6.94%) CISSP
5 4 (5.56%) GIAC
5 4 (5.56%) GCIH
6 3 (4.17%) CISM
6 3 (4.17%) CGEIT
7 2 (2.78%) SC Cleared
7 2 (2.78%) Cisco Certification
8 1 (1.39%) SSCP
8 1 (1.39%) CCIE
8 1 (1.39%) CCNA
8 1 (1.39%) CEH
8 1 (1.39%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (13.89%) Sarbanes-Oxley
1 10 (13.89%) PCI DSS
2 5 (6.94%) QA
3 1 (1.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 1 (1.39%) Active Directory
1 1 (1.39%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (1.39%) OPNET
Vendors
1 10 (13.89%) Oracle
2 8 (11.11%) IBM
3 4 (5.56%) EMC
3 4 (5.56%) Mentor Graphics
4 3 (4.17%) Informatica
4 3 (4.17%) Microsoft
5 2 (2.78%) JBoss
5 2 (2.78%) Cisco
5 2 (2.78%) Sitecore
5 2 (2.78%) F5
6 1 (1.39%) ArcSight
6 1 (1.39%) LogLogic
6 1 (1.39%) CheckPoint
6 1 (1.39%) Salesforce.com
6 1 (1.39%) Cognos
6 1 (1.39%) Trillium
6 1 (1.39%) SAP
6 1 (1.39%) Sun
6 1 (1.39%) Juniper
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