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 6 May 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
6 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Reverse Engineering
Rank 568 549 524
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -25
Contract jobs citing Reverse Engineering 44 45 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.079% 0.084% 0.060%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.10% 0.11% 0.081%
Number of daily rates quoted 17 28 10
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£350 £475 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-26.31% +5.55%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £400 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £708 £593
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £425 £520
% change year-on-year
-17.64% -18.26%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 0
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
42640 40307 34513
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 76.39% 74.95% 73.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 26680 25279 20562
Average daily rate £413 £400 £410
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% -2.43%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £283 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £563 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £388 £375 £363
% change year-on-year
+3.33% +3.44%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1247 1176 1030
Average hourly rate £29.00 £28.99 £32.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+0.03% -9.40%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.10 £12.50 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.85 £50.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £30.00 £30.00 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%

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 6 May 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 28 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 6 May 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 -27 34 £311 -37.75% 51
London -24 11 £330 -34.00% 15
East of England +14 9 £263 -
South East -2 9 £413 -36.53% 17
South Wales - 6 £350 -
Wales - 6 £350 -
Newport - 6 £350 -
Cambridge - 6 £263 -
Cambridgeshire - 6 £263 -
Hampshire - 5 - - 3
City of London +18 4 £311 -30.83% 3
Reading +2 4 £413 -36.53% 7
Berkshire -2 4 £413 -36.53% 9
West Midlands -14 3 £375 - 2
Essex +5 2 - -
Birmingham - 2 £375 - 1
Leeds - 2 - - 1
West Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Yorkshire - 2 - - 2
Hook - 2 - -
Scotland +2 1 - - 2
Northern Ireland - 1 £475 -
Suffolk - 1 - -
Walsall - 1 - -
Glasgow - 1 - - 1
Ipswich - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 £475 -
Belfast - 1 £475 -

Reverse Engineering
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 52 (45.22%) SQL
2 37 (32.17%) Microsoft
3 33 (28.70%) Finance
4 26 (22.61%) Linux
4 26 (22.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 25 (21.74%) SQL Server
6 23 (20.00%) JavaScript
6 23 (20.00%) Web Development
7 22 (19.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 22 (19.13%) VBA
8 21 (18.26%) MS Excel
8 21 (18.26%) Data Modelling
9 20 (17.39%) jQuery
9 20 (17.39%) Security Cleared
9 20 (17.39%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
9 20 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
10 19 (16.52%) Relational Database
10 19 (16.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 19 (16.52%) Windows
10 19 (16.52%) Oracle
11 18 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
12 17 (14.78%) OO
12 17 (14.78%) Malware Analysis
13 16 (13.91%) UML
14 15 (13.04%) UNIX
14 15 (13.04%) C
14 15 (13.04%) C++
14 15 (13.04%) Management Information System
14 15 (13.04%) SC Cleared
14 15 (13.04%) Refactoring

Reverse Engineering
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 6 May 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 (2.61%) Apache
2 2 (1.74%) SAS
2 2 (1.74%) Confluence
3 1 (0.87%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (0.87%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (0.87%) Apache ServiceMix
3 1 (0.87%) Mule
3 1 (0.87%) SharePoint
3 1 (0.87%) WebLogic
Applications
1 21 (18.26%) MS Excel
2 6 (5.22%) MS Visio
3 5 (4.35%) MS Office
4 2 (1.74%) SPSS
Business Applications
1 3 (2.61%) Oracle BPM
2 2 (1.74%) Summit
2 2 (1.74%) Remedy ITSM
3 1 (0.87%) Temenos T24
3 1 (0.87%) Cognos TM1
Communications & Networking
1 13 (11.30%) Firewall
2 7 (6.09%) TCP/IP
2 7 (6.09%) Network Security
3 6 (5.22%) VPN
3 6 (5.22%) RIP
3 6 (5.22%) OSPF
3 6 (5.22%) VLAN
4 5 (4.35%) Intrusion Detection
5 4 (3.48%) IPsec
5 4 (3.48%) SNMP
5 4 (3.48%) VoIP
5 4 (3.48%) Cisco ASA
5 4 (3.48%) FWSM
5 4 (3.48%) Cisco PIX
6 3 (2.61%) HTTP
6 3 (2.61%) SSL
7 2 (1.74%) Intranet
7 2 (1.74%) Internet
7 2 (1.74%) ASN.1
8 1 (0.87%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (22.61%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 25 (21.74%) SQL Server
3 22 (19.13%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 20 (17.39%) Business Intelligence Development Studio
5 19 (16.52%) Relational Database
6 11 (9.57%) RDBMS
7 10 (8.70%) Data Warehouse
8 8 (6.96%) Oracle Database
8 8 (6.96%) Hadoop
9 6 (5.22%) Data Mining
9 6 (5.22%) Oracle Database 11g
9 6 (5.22%) FileMaker
10 4 (3.48%) Oracle Database 10g
10 4 (3.48%) Big Data
11 3 (2.61%) IBM InfoSphere
11 3 (2.61%) Apache Hive
11 3 (2.61%) Oracle Reports
12 2 (1.74%) Oracle9i Database
12 2 (1.74%) OLAP
12 2 (1.74%) MOLAP
Development Applications
1 12 (10.43%) Subversion
2 11 (9.57%) ERwin
3 10 (8.70%) NUnit
3 10 (8.70%) CruiseControl
3 10 (8.70%) ClearCase
3 10 (8.70%) CppUnit
3 10 (8.70%) GoogleTest
4 8 (6.96%) Jenkins
5 4 (3.48%) JIRA
6 2 (1.74%) Ant
7 1 (0.87%) Visual Studio
7 1 (0.87%) Oracle Forms
7 1 (0.87%) Toad
7 1 (0.87%) ClearQuest
General
1 33 (28.70%) Finance
2 12 (10.43%) Telecoms
2 12 (10.43%) Banking
3 9 (7.83%) Back Office
4 5 (4.35%) Retail
5 4 (3.48%) Law
6 3 (2.61%) Games
7 2 (1.74%) Publishing
8 1 (0.87%) Manufacturing
8 1 (0.87%) Aerospace
8 1 (0.87%) Marketing
8 1 (0.87%) Russian Language
Job Titles
1 32 (27.83%) Developer
2 21 (18.26%) SQL Developer
3 19 (16.52%) Analyst
4 14 (12.17%) Data Modeller
5 13 (11.30%) Architect
6 11 (9.57%) Technical Leader
7 9 (7.83%) Consultant
8 8 (6.96%) Data Architect
9 7 (6.09%) Security Consultant
9 7 (6.09%) Data Analyst
10 6 (5.22%) Design Engineer
10 6 (5.22%) VBA Developer
10 6 (5.22%) IP Engineer
11 5 (4.35%) Network Security Consultant
11 5 (4.35%) Malware Specialist
11 5 (4.35%) Senior Analyst
11 5 (4.35%) Solutions Architect
11 5 (4.35%) Network Consultant
12 4 (3.48%) Business Analyst
12 4 (3.48%) Security Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (17.39%) jQuery
2 19 (16.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
3 10 (8.70%) XML
4 6 (5.22%) .NET
5 4 (3.48%) ODBC
6 3 (2.61%) SOAP
6 3 (2.61%) REST
7 2 (1.74%) FastCGI
7 2 (1.74%) ASP.NET
7 2 (1.74%) XSD
7 2 (1.74%) wxWidgets
7 2 (1.74%) JSON
7 2 (1.74%) CGI
7 2 (1.74%) Motif
7 2 (1.74%) LAMP
8 1 (0.87%) WinForms
8 1 (0.87%) Symfony
8 1 (0.87%) Flash
8 1 (0.87%) CSS
8 1 (0.87%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 20 (17.39%) Analytical Skills
2 15 (13.04%) Management Information System
3 6 (5.22%) Open Source
4 5 (4.35%) Computer Science
4 5 (4.35%) Taxonomies
4 5 (4.35%) Data Structures
5 3 (2.61%) Online Games
5 3 (2.61%) Data Integration
6 2 (1.74%) Visualisation
6 2 (1.74%) Derivative
6 2 (1.74%) Replication
6 2 (1.74%) Fixed Income
7 1 (0.87%) VHDL
7 1 (0.87%) Verilog
7 1 (0.87%) Economics
7 1 (0.87%) Statistics
7 1 (0.87%) SCADA
7 1 (0.87%) SWIFT
7 1 (0.87%) Enterprise Software
7 1 (0.87%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 26 (22.61%) Linux
2 19 (16.52%) Windows
3 15 (13.04%) UNIX
4 2 (1.74%) Mac OS X
4 2 (1.74%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 1 (0.87%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.87%) Oracle Linux
5 1 (0.87%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (20.00%) Web Development
2 21 (18.26%) Data Modelling
3 18 (15.65%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (14.78%) OO
4 17 (14.78%) Malware Analysis
5 16 (13.91%) UML
6 15 (13.04%) Refactoring
6 15 (13.04%) Data Analysis
7 14 (12.17%) Use Case
8 13 (11.30%) Multithreading
8 13 (11.30%) Memory Management
9 12 (10.43%) Logical Data Model
9 12 (10.43%) Software Engineering
10 11 (9.57%) Cost-Benefit Analysis
11 10 (8.70%) Unit Testing
11 10 (8.70%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (8.70%) Configuration Management
11 10 (8.70%) Migration
12 9 (7.83%) Business Analysis
12 9 (7.83%) Analytics
Programming Languages
1 52 (45.22%) SQL
2 23 (20.00%) JavaScript
3 22 (19.13%) VBA
4 15 (13.04%) C
4 15 (13.04%) C++
5 12 (10.43%) Java
6 5 (4.35%) Perl
7 4 (3.48%) PHP
7 4 (3.48%) Python
8 3 (2.61%) Ruby
8 3 (2.61%) Bash Shell
8 3 (2.61%) C#
9 2 (1.74%) Shell Script
10 1 (0.87%) T-SQL
10 1 (0.87%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 20 (17.39%) Security Cleared
2 15 (13.04%) SC Cleared
3 7 (6.09%) Cisco Certification
4 6 (5.22%) CCIE
4 6 (5.22%) Degree
5 5 (4.35%) CISSP
6 4 (3.48%) CCDP
6 4 (3.48%) CCSP
6 4 (3.48%) Check Point Certification
7 2 (1.74%) DV Cleared
8 1 (0.87%) HP APS
8 1 (0.87%) GPEN
8 1 (0.87%) SSCP
8 1 (0.87%) GIAC
8 1 (0.87%) GCIH
8 1 (0.87%) CEH
8 1 (0.87%) CCNA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (3.48%) PCI DSS
2 1 (0.87%) Data Quality
2 1 (0.87%) SLA
System Software
1 1 (0.87%) Snort
1 1 (0.87%) Oracle RAC
Systems Management
1 1 (0.87%) OPNET
1 1 (0.87%) Data Guard
1 1 (0.87%) McAfee ePO
Vendors
1 37 (32.17%) Microsoft
2 19 (16.52%) Oracle
3 7 (6.09%) Cisco
4 6 (5.22%) IBM
4 6 (5.22%) Juniper
4 6 (5.22%) CheckPoint
5 5 (4.35%) CA
6 4 (3.48%) Nokia
6 4 (3.48%) Redback
6 4 (3.48%) Radware
7 3 (2.61%) HP
7 3 (2.61%) Pega
8 2 (1.74%) Red Hat
8 2 (1.74%) Remedy
8 2 (1.74%) McAfee
8 2 (1.74%) BMC
9 1 (0.87%) Embarcadero
9 1 (0.87%) Temenos
9 1 (0.87%) Business Objects
9 1 (0.87%) SAP