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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Reverse Engineering
Rank 568 546 565
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +19
Contract jobs citing Reverse Engineering 27 32 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.048% 0.060% 0.055%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.065% 0.082% 0.078%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 20 15
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£550 £460 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+19.56% +8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £299 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £555 £550 £550
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
41835 39073 41091
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 74.23% 73.30% 70.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 25909 24001 23803
Average daily rate £410 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £270 £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 1148 1055 1460
Average hourly rate £23.00 £27.97 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.76% -9.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £12.50 £13.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £46.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £25.00 £30.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
-16.66% -3.22%

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 22 August 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 22 August 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 -29 26 £550 +17.02% 10
London +9 13 £550 +11.67% 7
South West -30 6 £363 +16.93% 1
Gloucestershire - 4 - - 1
South East 0 3 - -
East Midlands - 3 - -
Derbyshire - 3 - -
Berkshire - 3 - -
City of London +27 2 £350 -36.36% 1
Manchester - - - -
Milton Keynes - - - -
Midlands - - - -
North West - - - -
South Wales - - - -
Wales - - - -
West Midlands - - - - 2
Scotland - - - -
East of England - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -
Cambridgeshire - - - -
Cheshire - - - -
Hampshire - - - -
Monmouthshire - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
Warwickshire - - - - 1
Banbury - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Chepstow - - - -
Chester - - - -

Reverse Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 20 (29.85%) SQL
2 19 (28.36%) Linux
3 15 (22.39%) Windows
3 15 (22.39%) Oracle
3 15 (22.39%) Security Cleared
4 14 (20.90%) C
4 14 (20.90%) UNIX
5 13 (19.40%) Relational Database
5 13 (19.40%) Banking
6 12 (17.91%) Java
7 11 (16.42%) Investment Banking
8 10 (14.93%) Degree
8 10 (14.93%) DV Cleared
8 10 (14.93%) C++
8 10 (14.93%) Data Modelling
9 9 (13.43%) Python
9 9 (13.43%) RDBMS
9 9 (13.43%) Penetration Testing
10 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
10 8 (11.94%) Shell Script
10 8 (11.94%) Finance
11 7 (10.45%) Project Management
11 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
11 7 (10.45%) Wireshark
11 7 (10.45%) Credit Risk
12 6 (8.96%) Data Architecture
12 6 (8.96%) Data Analysis
12 6 (8.96%) Cisco
12 6 (8.96%) Cisco Certification
12 6 (8.96%) MS Excel

Reverse Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (5.97%) Apache
2 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
3 2 (2.99%) Exchange Server 2013
3 2 (2.99%) Node.js
3 2 (2.99%) MS Exchange
3 2 (2.99%) SharePoint
3 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
3 2 (2.99%) IIS
4 1 (1.49%) Oracle Application Server
Applications
1 6 (8.96%) MS Excel
2 5 (7.46%) MS Office
3 2 (2.99%) Spreadsheet
4 1 (1.49%) MS PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 1 (1.49%) Oracle Retail
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) Wireshark
2 5 (7.46%) HTTP
2 5 (7.46%) SSL
2 5 (7.46%) VPN
3 4 (5.97%) Multicast
3 4 (5.97%) Ethernet
3 4 (5.97%) Firewall
4 3 (4.48%) TCP/IP
4 3 (4.48%) DNS
4 3 (4.48%) Intrusion Detection
4 3 (4.48%) DMVPN
5 2 (2.99%) BIG-IP
5 2 (2.99%) VLAN
5 2 (2.99%) RIP
5 2 (2.99%) Intranet
5 2 (2.99%) Internet
5 2 (2.99%) OSPF
6 1 (1.49%) FTP
6 1 (1.49%) Network Security
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) Relational Database
2 9 (13.43%) RDBMS
3 8 (11.94%) SQL Server
4 6 (8.96%) Oracle Reports
5 4 (5.97%) MS Access
5 4 (5.97%) MySQL
6 2 (2.99%) Cognos Query Studio
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (2.99%) QlikView
6 2 (2.99%) SQL Server 2005
6 2 (2.99%) Data Mining
7 1 (1.49%) DataStage
7 1 (1.49%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.49%) Oracle Database
7 1 (1.49%) Big Data
7 1 (1.49%) IBM InfoSphere
Development Applications
1 6 (8.96%) ERwin
2 4 (5.97%) GDB
2 4 (5.97%) Subversion
3 1 (1.49%) ProC
3 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
General
1 13 (19.40%) Banking
2 11 (16.42%) Investment Banking
3 8 (11.94%) Finance
4 6 (8.96%) Electronics
4 6 (8.96%) Telecoms
5 4 (5.97%) Avionics
5 4 (5.97%) Automotive
6 3 (4.48%) Financial Institution
6 3 (4.48%) Retail
7 2 (2.99%) Front Office
8 1 (1.49%) Back Office
8 1 (1.49%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 23 (34.33%) Developer
2 12 (17.91%) Analyst
3 6 (8.96%) Data Modeller
3 6 (8.96%) Design Engineer
4 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Penetration Tester
5 4 (5.97%) Perl Developer
5 4 (5.97%) Security Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Electronics Engineer
5 4 (5.97%) Technical Business Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Credit Risk Analyst
5 4 (5.97%) Tester
5 4 (5.97%) Architect
5 4 (5.97%) Technical Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Data Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) Oracle Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Consultant
6 3 (4.48%) C# Developer
6 3 (4.48%) Risk Analyst
6 3 (4.48%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.96%) XML
2 5 (7.46%) .NET
3 4 (5.97%) FastCGI
3 4 (5.97%) CGI
4 2 (2.99%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (2.99%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 2 (2.99%) REST
4 2 (2.99%) LINQ
4 2 (2.99%) WebSphere Message Broker
4 2 (2.99%) Ruby on Rails
4 2 (2.99%) .NET Framework
4 2 (2.99%) Java EE
4 2 (2.99%) MSMQ
4 2 (2.99%) XSD
4 2 (2.99%) Middleware
4 2 (2.99%) LAMP
5 1 (1.49%) WinForms
5 1 (1.49%) J2EE
5 1 (1.49%) ASP.NET
5 1 (1.49%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 7 (10.45%) Credit Risk
2 6 (8.96%) Fixed Income
3 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
4 4 (5.97%) Computer Science
5 3 (4.48%) Mobile App
6 2 (2.99%) Embedded Systems
6 2 (2.99%) Open Source
6 2 (2.99%) STB
6 2 (2.99%) Cryptography
6 2 (2.99%) SCADA
6 2 (2.99%) Equities
7 1 (1.49%) VHDL
7 1 (1.49%) Verilog
7 1 (1.49%) Blackberry
7 1 (1.49%) CCTV
7 1 (1.49%) PKI
7 1 (1.49%) Field-Programmable Gate Array
7 1 (1.49%) Data Conversion
Operating Systems
1 19 (28.36%) Linux
2 15 (22.39%) Windows
3 14 (20.90%) UNIX
4 4 (5.97%) HPUX
4 4 (5.97%) Debian
5 3 (4.48%) Android
5 3 (4.48%) Apple iOS
6 1 (1.49%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (14.93%) Data Modelling
2 9 (13.43%) Penetration Testing
3 7 (10.45%) Project Management
4 6 (8.96%) Data Architecture
4 6 (8.96%) Data Analysis
4 6 (8.96%) OO
5 5 (7.46%) ETL
5 5 (7.46%) Test Automation
6 4 (5.97%) Root Cause Analysis
6 4 (5.97%) Kalman Filter
6 4 (5.97%) Business Analysis
6 4 (5.97%) OOP
6 4 (5.97%) Validation
6 4 (5.97%) Migration
6 4 (5.97%) Information Security
7 3 (4.48%) Scrum
7 3 (4.48%) Change Management
7 3 (4.48%) Computer Forensics
8 2 (2.99%) Cyber Security
8 2 (2.99%) OWASP
Programming Languages
1 20 (29.85%) SQL
2 14 (20.90%) C
3 12 (17.91%) Java
4 10 (14.93%) C++
5 9 (13.43%) Python
6 8 (11.94%) Shell Script
7 6 (8.96%) PHP
8 5 (7.46%) C#
8 5 (7.46%) Bash Shell
9 4 (5.97%) PL/SQL
9 4 (5.97%) Perl
9 4 (5.97%) VBA
10 3 (4.48%) Objective-C
10 3 (4.48%) Ruby
11 2 (2.99%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.99%) Delphi
12 1 (1.49%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.49%) Apex Code
Qualifications
1 15 (22.39%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.93%) Degree
2 10 (14.93%) DV Cleared
3 6 (8.96%) Cisco Certification
4 5 (7.46%) CISSP
4 5 (7.46%) SC Cleared
5 4 (5.97%) GCIH
5 4 (5.97%) CCNA
5 4 (5.97%) GIAC
6 3 (4.48%) CISM
6 3 (4.48%) CGEIT
7 2 (2.99%) CCIE
8 1 (1.49%) SSCP
8 1 (1.49%) CEH
8 1 (1.49%) GPEN
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (7.46%) QA
2 2 (2.99%) PCI DSS
2 2 (2.99%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
2 1 (1.49%) Snort
Systems Management
1 1 (1.49%) OPNET
Vendors
1 15 (22.39%) Oracle
2 7 (10.45%) Microsoft
3 6 (8.96%) Cisco
4 4 (5.97%) Mentor Graphics
4 4 (5.97%) EMC
5 3 (4.48%) Informatica
5 3 (4.48%) IBM
6 2 (2.99%) Sitecore
6 2 (2.99%) F5
6 2 (2.99%) Juniper
6 2 (2.99%) Cognos
6 2 (2.99%) JBoss
6 2 (2.99%) CheckPoint
7 1 (1.49%) Salesforce.com
7 1 (1.49%) Trillium
7 1 (1.49%) Sun
7 1 (1.49%) ArcSight
7 1 (1.49%) LogLogic