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 19 September 2014 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reverse Engineering
Rank 585 564 573
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +9
Contract jobs citing Reverse Engineering 27 22 31
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.047% 0.042% 0.054%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.063% 0.056% 0.075%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 12 12
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£500 £363 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.93% -9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £548 £542
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £300 £300
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £68.25
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £68.25

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
42716 39097 41510
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.16% 74.10% 72.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 26685 24121 24021
Average daily rate £413 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £370 £363
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +2.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1186 1114 1519
Average hourly rate £24.00 £27.50 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.72% -11.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.57 £12.00 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.50 £50.00 £45.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £26.25 £30.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
-12.50% -

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 19 September 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 19 September 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 -3 26 £500 +37.93% 11
London +15 14 £550 +4.76% 6
South East +7 4 £400 - 2
South West -43 4 £413 +33.06% 1
East Midlands - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 - -
City of London +26 2 £450 -18.18% 1
Gloucestershire - 2 - -
Hampshire - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - - 1
Warwickshire - - - -
Worcestershire - - - -
Banbury - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chepstow - - - -
Derby - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Gloucester - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Knutsford - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - - 1
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Manchester - - - -

Reverse Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 22 (33.85%) SQL
2 18 (27.69%) Linux
3 15 (23.08%) Oracle
4 14 (21.54%) C
4 14 (21.54%) UNIX
4 14 (21.54%) Banking
5 13 (20.00%) Windows
5 13 (20.00%) Java
6 12 (18.46%) Python
6 12 (18.46%) Investment Banking
6 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
6 12 (18.46%) Relational Database
7 11 (16.92%) Degree
8 10 (15.38%) Shell Script
8 10 (15.38%) Finance
9 9 (13.85%) Project Management
9 9 (13.85%) Data Modelling
9 9 (13.85%) C++
10 8 (12.31%) PHP
10 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
10 8 (12.31%) XML
10 8 (12.31%) RDBMS
10 8 (12.31%) Penetration Testing
11 7 (10.77%) Data Analysis
11 7 (10.77%) DV Cleared
11 7 (10.77%) Credit Risk
11 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
11 7 (10.77%) ETL
11 7 (10.77%) HTTP
11 7 (10.77%) OO

Reverse Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 5 (7.69%) Apache
2 4 (6.15%) Tomcat
3 3 (4.62%) WebLogic
4 2 (3.08%) Exchange Server 2013
4 2 (3.08%) IIS
4 2 (3.08%) SharePoint
4 2 (3.08%) MS Exchange
4 2 (3.08%) Node.js
5 1 (1.54%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (9.23%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.69%) MS Office
3 2 (3.08%) Spreadsheet
3 2 (3.08%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.54%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.77%) HTTP
2 6 (9.23%) SSL
3 5 (7.69%) VPN
4 4 (6.15%) Ethernet
4 4 (6.15%) TCP/IP
4 4 (6.15%) DNS
4 4 (6.15%) Firewall
4 4 (6.15%) Multicast
4 4 (6.15%) Wireshark
5 3 (4.62%) BIG-IP
5 3 (4.62%) Intrusion Detection
5 3 (4.62%) DMVPN
6 2 (3.08%) RIP
6 2 (3.08%) Intranet
6 2 (3.08%) Internet
6 2 (3.08%) OSPF
6 2 (3.08%) VLAN
7 1 (1.54%) Network Security
7 1 (1.54%) ASN.1
7 1 (1.54%) FTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (18.46%) Relational Database
2 8 (12.31%) SQL Server
2 8 (12.31%) RDBMS
3 6 (9.23%) Oracle Reports
4 5 (7.69%) MS Access
4 5 (7.69%) MySQL
5 3 (4.62%) Data Mining
6 2 (3.08%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (3.08%) Big Data
6 2 (3.08%) Cognos Query Studio
6 2 (3.08%) QlikView
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (3.08%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (1.54%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.54%) IBM InfoSphere
7 1 (1.54%) DataStage
Development Applications
1 5 (7.69%) Subversion
1 5 (7.69%) ERwin
2 4 (6.15%) GDB
3 1 (1.54%) ProC
3 1 (1.54%) Oracle Forms
General
1 14 (21.54%) Banking
2 12 (18.46%) Investment Banking
3 10 (15.38%) Finance
4 5 (7.69%) Electronics
5 4 (6.15%) Automotive
5 4 (6.15%) Avionics
6 3 (4.62%) Retail
6 3 (4.62%) Telecoms
6 3 (4.62%) Financial Institution
7 2 (3.08%) Front Office
8 1 (1.54%) Corporate Banking
8 1 (1.54%) Publishing
8 1 (1.54%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 21 (32.31%) Developer
2 13 (20.00%) Analyst
3 6 (9.23%) Business Analyst
3 6 (9.23%) Design Engineer
3 6 (9.23%) Technical Analyst
3 6 (9.23%) Technical Business Analyst
4 5 (7.69%) Perl Developer
4 5 (7.69%) Data Modeller
5 4 (6.15%) Tester
5 4 (6.15%) Architect
5 4 (6.15%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (6.15%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (6.15%) Security Engineer
6 3 (4.62%) Risk Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Credit Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Credit Risk Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.62%) SQL Developer
6 3 (4.62%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.62%) Oracle Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (12.31%) XML
2 5 (7.69%) FastCGI
2 5 (7.69%) CGI
2 5 (7.69%) .NET
3 3 (4.62%) Ruby on Rails
3 3 (4.62%) Java EE
3 3 (4.62%) REST
4 2 (3.08%) XSD
4 2 (3.08%) MSMQ
4 2 (3.08%) Middleware
4 2 (3.08%) LAMP
4 2 (3.08%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (3.08%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (3.08%) LINQ
4 2 (3.08%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (3.08%) .NET Framework
5 1 (1.54%) MDX
5 1 (1.54%) WPF
5 1 (1.54%) Silverlight
5 1 (1.54%) WinForms
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.77%) Credit Risk
2 6 (9.23%) Fixed Income
3 5 (7.69%) Management Information System
4 4 (6.15%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.62%) Cryptography
5 3 (4.62%) Embedded Systems
5 3 (4.62%) Mobile App
5 3 (4.62%) Equities
6 2 (3.08%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (3.08%) Data Conversion
6 2 (3.08%) Open Source
6 2 (3.08%) SCADA
6 2 (3.08%) STB
7 1 (1.54%) CCTV
7 1 (1.54%) PKI
7 1 (1.54%) Visualisation
7 1 (1.54%) Blackberry
Operating Systems
1 18 (27.69%) Linux
2 14 (21.54%) UNIX
3 13 (20.00%) Windows
4 4 (6.15%) Debian
5 3 (4.62%) Android
5 3 (4.62%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.54%) Windows Phone
6 1 (1.54%) AIX
6 1 (1.54%) HPUX
6 1 (1.54%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (13.85%) Project Management
1 9 (13.85%) Data Modelling
2 8 (12.31%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (10.77%) Data Analysis
3 7 (10.77%) ETL
3 7 (10.77%) OO
4 6 (9.23%) Data Architecture
5 5 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (7.69%) Business Analysis
5 5 (7.69%) Test Automation
5 5 (7.69%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (6.15%) OOP
6 4 (6.15%) Validation
6 4 (6.15%) Migration
6 4 (6.15%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (6.15%) Cyber Security
7 3 (4.62%) TDD
7 3 (4.62%) Load Balancing
7 3 (4.62%) Product Management
7 3 (4.62%) Regression Testing
Programming Languages
1 22 (33.85%) SQL
2 14 (21.54%) C
3 13 (20.00%) Java
4 12 (18.46%) Python
5 10 (15.38%) Shell Script
6 9 (13.85%) C++
7 8 (12.31%) PHP
8 6 (9.23%) Perl
8 6 (9.23%) C#
8 6 (9.23%) Ruby
9 5 (7.69%) Bash Shell
9 5 (7.69%) VBA
10 4 (6.15%) PL/SQL
11 3 (4.62%) PowerShell
11 3 (4.62%) Objective-C
12 2 (3.08%) Delphi
13 1 (1.54%) Assembly Language
13 1 (1.54%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 12 (18.46%) Security Cleared
2 11 (16.92%) Degree
3 7 (10.77%) DV Cleared
4 6 (9.23%) Cisco Certification
5 5 (7.69%) SC Cleared
6 4 (6.15%) CCNA
7 3 (4.62%) CISSP
8 2 (3.08%) CCIE
8 2 (3.08%) GIAC
8 2 (3.08%) GCIH
9 1 (1.54%) CEH
9 1 (1.54%) CGEIT
9 1 (1.54%) GPEN
9 1 (1.54%) SSCP
9 1 (1.54%) CISM
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.69%) QA
2 2 (3.08%) Sarbanes-Oxley
2 2 (3.08%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 2 (3.08%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.54%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (1.54%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (23.08%) Oracle
2 7 (10.77%) Microsoft
3 6 (9.23%) Cisco
4 4 (6.15%) EMC
4 4 (6.15%) Informatica
4 4 (6.15%) Mentor Graphics
5 3 (4.62%) F5
5 3 (4.62%) IBM
5 3 (4.62%) JBoss
6 2 (3.08%) Cognos
6 2 (3.08%) CheckPoint
6 2 (3.08%) Juniper
6 2 (3.08%) Sitecore
7 1 (1.54%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.54%) LogLogic
7 1 (1.54%) Sun
7 1 (1.54%) Trillium
7 1 (1.54%) Sybase
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