The table below looks at the statistics for sed skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited sed over the 3 months to 26 March 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
26 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
sed
Rank 590 546 526
Rank change year-on-year
-44 -20
Contract jobs citing sed 7 26 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.013% 0.050% 0.020%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.035% 0.13% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 6
Average daily rate
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£340 £500 £338
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-32.00% +48.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £360 £294
10% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £508 £418
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £360 £338
% change year-on-year
-11.11% +6.66%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 2 0
Average hourly rate £33.00 £36.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-8.33% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.00 £36.00 -
% change year-on-year
-8.33% -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20063 19319 16802
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 36.83% 37.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12995 12345 10419
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 413 465 613
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.98 £16.87 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.00 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

sed
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing sed within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

sed Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

sed
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing sed within the UK.

sed Daily Rate Trend in the UK

sed
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing sed within the UK.

sed Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

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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 sed within the UK over the 3 months to 26 March 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 -35 7 £340 -32.00% 7
London -10 2 £400 -20.00% 7
South East -13 2 £320 -36.94%
South West - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Bradford - - - -
Cheltenham - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Glasgow - - - -
Guildford - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Surrey - - - -
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 3
East Midlands - - - -

sed
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing sed 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 sed.

1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 16 (69.57%) AWK
3 15 (65.22%) Shell Script
4 13 (56.52%) Oracle
5 12 (52.17%) UNIX
5 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
5 12 (52.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 11 (47.83%) Migration
7 10 (43.48%) Korn
8 9 (39.13%) NAS
8 9 (39.13%) Bash Shell
8 9 (39.13%) DMZ
8 9 (39.13%) FTP
8 9 (39.13%) HTTPS
8 9 (39.13%) Apache
8 9 (39.13%) Windows
9 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
9 6 (26.09%) Sun
9 6 (26.09%) Firewall
10 5 (21.74%) Java
10 5 (21.74%) Open Source
11 4 (17.39%) HBase
11 4 (17.39%) Big Data
11 4 (17.39%) Analytics
11 4 (17.39%) Guava
11 4 (17.39%) Oozie
11 4 (17.39%) Cascading
11 4 (17.39%) Apache Commons
11 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
11 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse

sed
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 26 March 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing sed 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 sed. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 9 (39.13%) Apache
2 3 (13.04%) Moodle
3 2 (8.70%) Tomcat
4 1 (4.35%) WebLogic Portal
4 1 (4.35%) WebLogic
4 1 (4.35%) IIS
4 1 (4.35%) WebSphere
Applications
1 3 (13.04%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 9 (39.13%) NAS
1 9 (39.13%) DMZ
1 9 (39.13%) FTP
1 9 (39.13%) HTTPS
2 6 (26.09%) Firewall
3 3 (13.04%) Ethernet
3 3 (13.04%) DNS
3 3 (13.04%) SSH
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (17.39%) HBase
1 4 (17.39%) Big Data
1 4 (17.39%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
1 4 (17.39%) Apache Hive
1 4 (17.39%) Hadoop
1 4 (17.39%) Data Warehouse
2 3 (13.04%) MySQL
2 3 (13.04%) Oracle Database
3 1 (4.35%) DB2
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) Mockito
1 4 (17.39%) Git (software)
1 4 (17.39%) Maven
1 4 (17.39%) JUnit
2 1 (4.35%) Selenium
2 1 (4.35%) WebDriver
2 1 (4.35%) GNU Toolchain
2 1 (4.35%) SoapUI
2 1 (4.35%) BitKeeper
2 1 (4.35%) Spock
2 1 (4.35%) Geb
General
1 2 (8.70%) Finance
2 1 (4.35%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 6 (26.09%) Consultant
2 4 (17.39%) Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Developer
3 3 (13.04%) Applications Support
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Administrator
3 3 (13.04%) Systems Support
3 3 (13.04%) Migration Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) UNIX Consultant
3 3 (13.04%) Moodle Developer
4 2 (8.70%) Oracle Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Database Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Architect
4 2 (8.70%) Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Systems Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) PHP Developer
5 1 (4.35%) UNIX Support Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) Developer Analyst
5 1 (4.35%) WebLogic Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (17.39%) Guava
1 4 (17.39%) Cascading
1 4 (17.39%) Apache Commons
1 4 (17.39%) Spring
2 3 (13.04%) Regular Expression
3 1 (4.35%) Middleware
3 1 (4.35%) POSIX
3 1 (4.35%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 5 (21.74%) Open Source
2 4 (17.39%) Algorithms
3 3 (13.04%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 18 (78.26%) Linux
2 12 (52.17%) UNIX
2 12 (52.17%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 9 (39.13%) Windows
4 3 (13.04%) CentOS
5 1 (4.35%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (47.83%) Migration
2 6 (26.09%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (17.39%) Analytics
3 4 (17.39%) Unit Testing
3 4 (17.39%) OO
3 4 (17.39%) OOD
3 4 (17.39%) ETL
3 4 (17.39%) Pair Programming
3 4 (17.39%) Scrum
4 3 (13.04%) Disaster Recovery
4 3 (13.04%) Data Modelling
4 3 (13.04%) Performance Testing
5 2 (8.70%) Performance Analysis
6 1 (4.35%) Risk Assessment
6 1 (4.35%) Data Management
6 1 (4.35%) Risk Management
6 1 (4.35%) Project Management
6 1 (4.35%) RUP
6 1 (4.35%) Time Management
6 1 (4.35%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 16 (69.57%) AWK
2 15 (65.22%) Shell Script
3 10 (43.48%) Korn
4 9 (39.13%) Bash Shell
5 5 (21.74%) Java
6 4 (17.39%) Perl
6 4 (17.39%) SQL
7 3 (13.04%) PHP
8 2 (8.70%) Ruby
9 1 (4.35%) Python
9 1 (4.35%) C
9 1 (4.35%) C++
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.35%) EFQM
1 1 (4.35%) QA
System Software
1 1 (4.35%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 4 (17.39%) Oozie
2 1 (4.35%) Tivoli
Vendors
1 13 (56.52%) Oracle
2 12 (52.17%) Red Hat
3 6 (26.09%) Sun
4 3 (13.04%) Alias
5 1 (4.35%) Ab Initio
5 1 (4.35%) IBM
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