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 30 April 2016 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.

3 months to
30 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Reverse Engineering
Rank 604 582 577
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -5
Contract jobs citing Reverse Engineering 54 49 41
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.097% 0.088% 0.075%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.12% 0.11% 0.097%
Number of daily rates quoted 25 17 27
Average daily rate £505 £350 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+44.28% -30.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £363 £258 £415
10% offered a daily rate of more than £605 £450 £710
UK excluding London average daily rate £588 £350 £425
% change year-on-year
+67.85% -17.64%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 3
Average hourly rate - £34.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -8.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £34.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -8.00%

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
45575 43990 42356
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 81.54% 78.77% 77.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 30098 27401 26461
Average daily rate £438 £413 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.06% +3.12%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £280 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1047 1276 1199
Average hourly rate £35.00 £30.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £12.36 £12.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £49.82 £47.83 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £30.75 £31.50
% change year-on-year
+17.07% -2.38%

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 30 April 2016.

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 18 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 30 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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 -17 51 £505 +62.24% 17
London +10 26 £386 +17.04% 6
East of England +12 17 £590 +124.76% 1
Bedfordshire - 17 £590 -
Luton - 13 £600 -
West Midlands -8 3 £463 +23.33% 1
City of London +40 2 £400 +28.51% 2
South East -31 2 £508 +23.03% 2
Hampshire -5 1 - -
Gloucestershire - 1 £425 - 5
Coventry - 1 £463 -
North West - 1 - -
South West - 1 £425 - 6
Warrington - 1 - -
Cheltenham - 1 £425 - 2
Farnborough - 1 - -
Cheshire - 1 - -
Dunstable - 1 £608 -

Reverse Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 40 (42.55%) Analytical Skills
2 30 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 30 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 30 (31.91%) REST
3 28 (29.79%) .NET
4 27 (28.72%) SOA
4 27 (28.72%) Software Engineering
5 26 (27.66%) SOAP
6 23 (24.47%) C#
7 22 (23.40%) Microservices
8 21 (22.34%) MS Excel
9 20 (21.28%) Finance
10 19 (20.21%) Data Modelling
11 17 (18.09%) Middleware
11 17 (18.09%) Hybrid Cloud
11 17 (18.09%) Low Latency
12 15 (15.96%) SQL
12 15 (15.96%) WCF
13 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
14 13 (13.83%) Red Hat
15 12 (12.77%) Java
15 12 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web API
15 12 (12.77%) User Stories
16 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
16 11 (11.70%) JBoss
16 11 (11.70%) Penetration Testing
17 10 (10.64%) Scrum
17 10 (10.64%) Linux
17 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
18 9 (9.57%) Data Warehouse

Reverse Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 2016, 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 11 (11.70%) JBoss
2 7 (7.45%) BizTalk Server
2 7 (7.45%) Confluence
3 4 (4.26%) SharePoint
4 3 (3.19%) WebSphere
5 2 (2.13%) Mule
6 1 (1.06%) Apache Pig
6 1 (1.06%) Apache ServiceMix
6 1 (1.06%) ArcGIS
6 1 (1.06%) Oracle Spatial
6 1 (1.06%) SAS
Applications
1 21 (22.34%) MS Excel
2 5 (5.32%) MS Visio
3 2 (2.13%) MS Project
4 1 (1.06%) MS Office
4 1 (1.06%) MS PowerPoint
4 1 (1.06%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 1 (1.06%) SAP IS-U
Cloud Services
1 4 (4.26%) Boomi
Communications & Networking
1 7 (7.45%) Network Security
2 5 (5.32%) Firewall
3 4 (4.26%) Wireshark
4 3 (3.19%) DNS
4 3 (3.19%) FTP
4 3 (3.19%) HTTP
4 3 (3.19%) Internet
4 3 (3.19%) S/MIME
4 3 (3.19%) VPN
4 3 (3.19%) Wireless
5 2 (2.13%) Intrusion Detection
5 2 (2.13%) LAN
5 2 (2.13%) SMTP
5 2 (2.13%) TCP/IP
5 2 (2.13%) WAN
5 2 (2.13%) Wi-Fi
6 1 (1.06%) IPsec
6 1 (1.06%) MPLS
6 1 (1.06%) SSH
6 1 (1.06%) VLAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (11.70%) SQL Server
2 9 (9.57%) Data Warehouse
2 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 9 (9.57%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 8 (8.51%) Big Data
4 7 (7.45%) Hadoop
5 6 (6.38%) Apache Hive
5 6 (6.38%) HBase
5 6 (6.38%) Oracle ODI
5 6 (6.38%) Sqoop
6 3 (3.19%) MS Access
6 3 (3.19%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 2 (2.13%) PowerPivot
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2005
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.13%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (1.06%) Data Mining
8 1 (1.06%) GIS
Development Applications
1 7 (7.45%) JIRA
2 2 (2.13%) GDB
2 2 (2.13%) Metasploit
3 1 (1.06%) Ant
3 1 (1.06%) Apache Ivy
3 1 (1.06%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.06%) Cucumber
3 1 (1.06%) Eclipse
3 1 (1.06%) Jenkins
3 1 (1.06%) Selenium
3 1 (1.06%) SoapUI
3 1 (1.06%) Subversion
3 1 (1.06%) WebDriver
General
1 20 (21.28%) Finance
2 4 (4.26%) Banking
2 4 (4.26%) Financial Institution
3 3 (3.19%) Legal
4 2 (2.13%) Retail
4 2 (2.13%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.06%) Back Office
5 1 (1.06%) Electronics
5 1 (1.06%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 31 (32.98%) Developer
2 24 (25.53%) Architect
3 18 (19.15%) Technical Architect
4 15 (15.96%) Senior Developer
5 10 (10.64%) Analyst
5 10 (10.64%) Designer
6 9 (9.57%) Consultant
7 8 (8.51%) Business Intelligence Developer
7 8 (8.51%) Security Consultant
7 8 (8.51%) Senior Designer
8 5 (5.32%) .NET Designer
8 5 (5.32%) Big Data Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Business Analyst
8 5 (5.32%) Hadoop Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Messaging Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Security Specialist
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Big Data Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Business Intelligence Developer
8 5 (5.32%) Senior Hadoop Developer
8 5 (5.32%) ServiceNow Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 30 (31.91%) REST
2 28 (29.79%) .NET
3 26 (27.66%) SOAP
4 17 (18.09%) Middleware
5 15 (15.96%) WCF
6 12 (12.77%) ASP.NET Web API
7 5 (5.32%) Web Services
8 4 (4.26%) .NET Framework
8 4 (4.26%) EDI
8 4 (4.26%) WF
8 4 (4.26%) WSDL
8 4 (4.26%) XML
9 3 (3.19%) ActiveMQ
9 3 (3.19%) MSMQ
10 2 (2.13%) MDX
10 2 (2.13%) XForms
10 2 (2.13%) XSD
10 2 (2.13%) XSL
11 1 (1.06%) JPA
11 1 (1.06%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 40 (42.55%) Analytical Skills
2 17 (18.09%) Hybrid Cloud
3 7 (7.45%) Cryptography
4 6 (6.38%) Visualisation
5 5 (5.32%) Management Information System
6 3 (3.19%) Data Centre
6 3 (3.19%) Data Structures
7 2 (2.13%) Algorithms
7 2 (2.13%) Data Integration
7 2 (2.13%) Mobile App
8 1 (1.06%) Blackberry
8 1 (1.06%) Clustering
8 1 (1.06%) Computer Science
8 1 (1.06%) Embedded Systems
8 1 (1.06%) Fintech
8 1 (1.06%) PKI
8 1 (1.06%) Reference Data
8 1 (1.06%) SCADA
8 1 (1.06%) Security Operations Centre
8 1 (1.06%) Smart Meter
Operating Systems
1 10 (10.64%) Linux
2 8 (8.51%) Windows
3 2 (2.13%) Apple iOS
3 2 (2.13%) Unix
4 1 (1.06%) Android
4 1 (1.06%) Mac OS X
4 1 (1.06%) Solaris
4 1 (1.06%) Windows 2000 Server
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2003
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2008
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Server 2012
4 1 (1.06%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 30 (31.91%) Agile Software Development
2 27 (28.72%) SOA
2 27 (28.72%) Software Engineering
3 22 (23.40%) Microservices
4 19 (20.21%) Data Modelling
5 17 (18.09%) Low Latency
6 12 (12.77%) User Stories
7 11 (11.70%) Penetration Testing
8 10 (10.64%) Business Intelligence
8 10 (10.64%) Scrum
9 8 (8.51%) AOP
9 8 (8.51%) Data Transformation
9 8 (8.51%) E-Commerce
9 8 (8.51%) ETL
9 8 (8.51%) Kimball Methodology
9 8 (8.51%) Malware Analysis
9 8 (8.51%) TDD
10 7 (7.45%) Cybersecurity
10 7 (7.45%) Threat Modelling
10 7 (7.45%) Vulnerability Assessment
Programming Languages
1 23 (24.47%) C#
2 15 (15.96%) SQL
3 12 (12.77%) Java
4 9 (9.57%) C
5 7 (7.45%) Python
6 5 (5.32%) C++
7 2 (2.13%) Bash Shell
7 2 (2.13%) Perl
7 2 (2.13%) R
7 2 (2.13%) Ruby
7 2 (2.13%) Shell Script
7 2 (2.13%) VBA
7 2 (2.13%) XPath
7 2 (2.13%) XQuery
8 1 (1.06%) JavaScript
8 1 (1.06%) PL/SQL
8 1 (1.06%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 14 (14.89%) Security Cleared
2 9 (9.57%) SC Cleared
3 6 (6.38%) CREST Certified
4 5 (5.32%) CISSP
5 3 (3.19%) DV Cleared
5 3 (3.19%) SANS
6 2 (2.13%) CISA
6 2 (2.13%) Degree
6 2 (2.13%) GCFA
6 2 (2.13%) OSCP
7 1 (1.06%) BC Cleared
7 1 (1.06%) CCIE
7 1 (1.06%) CEH
7 1 (1.06%) CHECK Team Leader
7 1 (1.06%) CHECK Team Member
7 1 (1.06%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (1.06%) CRISC
7 1 (1.06%) GCFE
7 1 (1.06%) GIAC
7 1 (1.06%) Tigerscheme
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.26%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 3 (3.19%) Data Quality
3 2 (2.13%) COBIT
3 2 (2.13%) PCI DSS
3 2 (2.13%) QA
4 1 (1.06%) FISMA
4 1 (1.06%) ISO 9001
4 1 (1.06%) SLA
System Software
1 3 (3.19%) Active Directory
2 2 (2.13%) HDFS
Systems Management
1 6 (6.38%) Ambari
2 2 (2.13%) Nessus
2 2 (2.13%) Nmap
3 1 (1.06%) EnCase
3 1 (1.06%) FTK
3 1 (1.06%) WebInspect
Vendors
1 30 (31.91%) Microsoft
2 13 (13.83%) Red Hat
3 9 (9.57%) Oracle
4 8 (8.51%) ServiceNow
5 6 (6.38%) Atlassian
5 6 (6.38%) Cognos
5 6 (6.38%) Tableau
6 4 (4.26%) Cisco
6 4 (4.26%) Dell
6 4 (4.26%) NetSuite
7 3 (3.19%) IBM
7 3 (3.19%) Rally
8 2 (2.13%) Acronis
8 2 (2.13%) Citrix
8 2 (2.13%) Meraki
8 2 (2.13%) SAP
8 2 (2.13%) VMware
9 1 (1.06%) EMC
9 1 (1.06%) ESRI
9 1 (1.06%) HP