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 11 February 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.

Location
3 months to
11 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
sed
Rank 580 606 553
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -53
Contract jobs citing sed 46 6 35
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.089% 0.012% 0.070%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.23% 0.031% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 3 16
Average daily rate £350 £340 £500
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -32.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £294 £308 £423
10% offered a daily rate of more than £422 £388 £775
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £320 £750
% change year-on-year
+9.37% -57.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £20.50 £33.00 £36.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-37.87% -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
19656 19551 18415
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.21% 37.75% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13337 12950 11549
Average daily rate £415 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £560 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 525 441 498
Average hourly rate £40.00 £35.00 £34.06
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+14.28% +2.77%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £19.40 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.68 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+11.11% +5.88%

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
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing sed within the UK over the 3 months to 11 February 2016.

sed Daily Rate Histogram 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

sed
Top 16 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 11 February 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 +35 44 £350 +2.94% 3
South East +32 17 £338 +5.46% 1
London +18 14 £396 -1.00% 2
South West - 13 £370 -
Swindon - 12 £370 -
Wiltshire - 12 £370 -
Berkshire +16 9 £300 -
Reading - 9 £300 -
City of London - 4 £442 - 1
Buckinghamshire - 4 £338 -
Surrey - 4 £400 - 1
Leatherhead - 3 £400 -
Milton Keynes - 3 £338 -
Glasgow - 2 £420 -
Scotland - 2 £420 -
Camberley - 1 - -

sed
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 66 (98.51%) AWK
2 47 (70.15%) Linux
3 42 (62.69%) Bash Shell
4 37 (55.22%) Python
5 30 (44.78%) Perl
6 28 (41.79%) Java
6 28 (41.79%) Oracle
7 27 (40.30%) Unix
8 26 (38.81%) Shell Script
9 25 (37.31%) Finance
10 23 (34.33%) SQL
10 23 (34.33%) Red Hat
10 23 (34.33%) Git (software)
11 21 (31.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
11 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
12 20 (29.85%) JIRA
13 19 (28.36%) Open Source
13 19 (28.36%) ITIL
13 19 (28.36%) OO
14 18 (26.87%) Apache
15 17 (25.37%) Scrum
16 16 (23.88%) Jenkins
17 15 (22.39%) Degree
18 14 (20.90%) Spring
18 14 (20.90%) Maven
18 14 (20.90%) Configuration Management
18 14 (20.90%) Windows
18 14 (20.90%) Eclipse
19 13 (19.40%) OOD
19 13 (19.40%) NetApp

sed
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 11 February 2016, 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 18 (26.87%) Apache
2 7 (10.45%) Confluence
3 4 (5.97%) IBM HTTP Server
3 4 (5.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
3 4 (5.97%) Tomcat
3 4 (5.97%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.49%) JBoss
4 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 7 (10.45%) SSH
2 6 (8.96%) HTTP
3 5 (7.46%) SAN
4 3 (4.48%) Broadband
4 3 (4.48%) SSL
5 1 (1.49%) Ethernet
5 1 (1.49%) IPsec
5 1 (1.49%) Kerberos
5 1 (1.49%) LAN
5 1 (1.49%) LDAP
5 1 (1.49%) Modbus
5 1 (1.49%) VPN
5 1 (1.49%) WAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (19.40%) Apache Hive
1 13 (19.40%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (19.40%) Hadoop
2 11 (16.42%) Big Data
3 10 (14.93%) HBase
3 10 (14.93%) MySQL
4 9 (13.43%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
5 6 (8.96%) Oracle Database
6 4 (5.97%) DB2
7 3 (4.48%) Data Mining
7 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
7 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
7 3 (4.48%) VoltDB
8 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.49%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 23 (34.33%) Git (software)
2 20 (29.85%) JIRA
3 16 (23.88%) Jenkins
4 14 (20.90%) Eclipse
4 14 (20.90%) Maven
5 12 (17.91%) JUnit
5 12 (17.91%) Mockito
6 5 (7.46%) Subversion
7 3 (4.48%) CruiseControl
7 3 (4.48%) Log4j
7 3 (4.48%) Selenium
8 1 (1.49%) Balsamiq Mockups
8 1 (1.49%) Cucumber
8 1 (1.49%) FitNesse
8 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
General
1 25 (37.31%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Banking
2 3 (4.48%) Marketing
3 2 (2.99%) Avionics
4 1 (1.49%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 17 (25.37%) Developer
2 10 (14.93%) Applications Support
3 9 (13.43%) Hadoop Developer
3 9 (13.43%) Linux Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Java Developer
4 7 (10.45%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.96%) Analyst
5 6 (8.96%) Linux Support
6 5 (7.46%) Access Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Linux Administrator
6 5 (7.46%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Applications Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Applications Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Business Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Business Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Consultant
7 4 (5.97%) Linux Support Engineer
7 4 (5.97%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (20.90%) Spring
2 13 (19.40%) Apache Commons
2 13 (19.40%) Cascading
3 12 (17.91%) Guava
4 4 (5.97%) Pandas
4 4 (5.97%) REST
4 4 (5.97%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (4.48%) .NET
5 3 (4.48%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (4.48%) IBM Integration Bus
5 3 (4.48%) J2EE
6 2 (2.99%) JSON
6 2 (2.99%) RESTful
6 2 (2.99%) SOAP
6 2 (2.99%) XML
7 1 (1.49%) AngularJS
7 1 (1.49%) CGI
7 1 (1.49%) Express
7 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.49%) LAMP
Miscellaneous
1 13 (19.40%) Computer Science
2 12 (17.91%) Algorithms
3 6 (8.96%) Data Centre
4 5 (7.46%) Management Information System
5 4 (5.97%) Analytical Skills
5 4 (5.97%) Clustering
5 4 (5.97%) Cryptography
5 4 (5.97%) HACMP
6 3 (4.48%) LPAR
6 3 (4.48%) PKI
6 3 (4.48%) Smart Meter
7 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
7 2 (2.99%) Replication
7 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
8 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.49%) EMC VMAX
8 1 (1.49%) Fintech
8 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 47 (70.15%) Linux
2 27 (40.30%) Unix
3 21 (31.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 14 (20.90%) Windows
5 13 (19.40%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (8.96%) Windows Server
7 4 (5.97%) AIX
8 3 (4.48%) VMS
9 2 (2.99%) Mac OS
10 1 (1.49%) Embedded Linux
10 1 (1.49%) OpenWrt
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (31.34%) Agile Software Development
2 19 (28.36%) ITIL
2 19 (28.36%) OO
2 19 (28.36%) Open Source
3 17 (25.37%) Scrum
4 14 (20.90%) Configuration Management
5 13 (19.40%) ETL
5 13 (19.40%) OOD
6 12 (17.91%) ETL Development
6 12 (17.91%) Load Balancing
6 12 (17.91%) Pair Programming
6 12 (17.91%) Unit Testing
7 11 (16.42%) ITIL V3
8 8 (11.94%) Identity Management
8 8 (11.94%) SDLC
9 7 (10.45%) Matrix Management
10 6 (8.96%) Data Analysis
10 6 (8.96%) Data Management
11 5 (7.46%) High Availability
11 5 (7.46%) Incident Management
Programming Languages
1 66 (98.51%) AWK
2 42 (62.69%) Bash Shell
3 37 (55.22%) Python
4 30 (44.78%) Perl
5 28 (41.79%) Java
6 26 (38.81%) Shell Script
7 23 (34.33%) SQL
8 8 (11.94%) Korn
9 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
10 5 (7.46%) C
11 4 (5.97%) C#
12 3 (4.48%) Lua
12 3 (4.48%) PHP
12 3 (4.48%) Ruby
12 3 (4.48%) VBA
13 2 (2.99%) C-shell
13 2 (2.99%) Scala
13 2 (2.99%) XPath
14 1 (1.49%) C++
Qualifications
1 15 (22.39%) Degree
2 11 (16.42%) SC Cleared
2 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
3 2 (2.99%) CCNA
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.99%) HNC
3 2 (2.99%) HND
3 2 (2.99%) MCSE
3 2 (2.99%) Microsoft Certification
3 2 (2.99%) RHCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (11.94%) SLA
2 2 (2.99%) SDET
3 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
3 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
3 1 (1.49%) QA
System Software
1 12 (17.91%) Samba
2 11 (16.42%) NFS
3 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 4 (5.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
4 4 (5.97%) Veritas File System
4 4 (5.97%) VMware ESX
5 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
5 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
5 2 (2.99%) XenServer
6 1 (1.49%) Shibboleth
6 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 13 (19.40%) Oozie
1 13 (19.40%) Puppet
2 11 (16.42%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.49%) CA Single Sign-On
3 1 (1.49%) Kibana
3 1 (1.49%) logstash
3 1 (1.49%) Nagios
3 1 (1.49%) OpenAM
3 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
3 1 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 28 (41.79%) Oracle
2 23 (34.33%) Red Hat
3 13 (19.40%) NetApp
4 10 (14.93%) IBM
5 8 (11.94%) VMware
6 6 (8.96%) Tableau
7 5 (7.46%) Ab Initio
7 5 (7.46%) EMC
8 4 (5.97%) 3PAR
8 4 (5.97%) Remedy
8 4 (5.97%) Symantec
8 4 (5.97%) Veritas
9 3 (4.48%) Sybase
10 2 (2.99%) Citrix
10 2 (2.99%) Perforce
11 1 (1.49%) AppDynamics
11 1 (1.49%) Google
11 1 (1.49%) Microsoft
11 1 (1.49%) New Relic
11 1 (1.49%) Nimsoft