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 21 November 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
21 Nov 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
sed
Rank 586 570 539
Rank change year-on-year
-16 -31
Contract jobs citing sed 21 8 25
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.037% 0.015% 0.049%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.098% 0.040% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 4 12
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£410 £375 £438
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.33% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £393 £322 £365
10% offered a daily rate of more than £437 £418 £1,125
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 - £408
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

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
21336 19896 19125
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.39% 38.28% 37.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 14372 12762 11543
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 418 571 657
Average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.25 £16.54
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.00 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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

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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

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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 21 November 2014.

sed Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

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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 14 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 21 November 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 -8 21 £410 +9.33% 3
London +5 10 £420 +12.00% 2
South East - 10 - -
Hampshire - 6 - -
Berkshire - 4 - -
Reading - 3 - -
Basingstoke - 3 - -
City of London +6 1 £436 -
Surrey - - - -
Scotland - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
Guildford - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 37 (88.10%) Linux
2 36 (85.71%) AWK
3 22 (52.38%) Shell Script
4 21 (50.00%) UNIX
4 21 (50.00%) Oracle
5 20 (47.62%) Red Hat
5 20 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 20 (47.62%) Bash Shell
6 18 (42.86%) Korn
6 18 (42.86%) Migration
6 18 (42.86%) Apache
6 18 (42.86%) FTP
7 17 (40.48%) HTTPS
7 17 (40.48%) Windows
7 17 (40.48%) NAS
8 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
8 15 (35.71%) Java
8 15 (35.71%) DMZ
9 14 (33.33%) ETL
10 13 (30.95%) Data Warehouse
10 13 (30.95%) OOD
10 13 (30.95%) JUnit
10 13 (30.95%) OO
10 13 (30.95%) Scrum
10 13 (30.95%) Pair Programming
10 13 (30.95%) Unit Testing
10 13 (30.95%) Spring
10 13 (30.95%) Maven
10 13 (30.95%) Hadoop
10 13 (30.95%) Mockito

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 November 2014, 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 (42.86%) Apache
2 4 (9.52%) Moodle
3 2 (4.76%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.38%) nginx
4 1 (2.38%) Confluence
4 1 (2.38%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.38%) SAS
4 1 (2.38%) iPlanet
4 1 (2.38%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 7 (16.67%) Spreadsheet
Communications & Networking
1 18 (42.86%) FTP
2 17 (40.48%) HTTPS
2 17 (40.48%) NAS
3 15 (35.71%) DMZ
4 10 (23.81%) Firewall
5 5 (11.90%) SSH
6 4 (9.52%) Ethernet
6 4 (9.52%) DNS
7 1 (2.38%) Asterisk PBX
7 1 (2.38%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.38%) PBX
7 1 (2.38%) HTTP
7 1 (2.38%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (30.95%) Data Warehouse
1 13 (30.95%) Hadoop
1 13 (30.95%) Apache Hive
1 13 (30.95%) HBase
1 13 (30.95%) Big Data
2 6 (14.29%) MySQL
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server
3 1 (2.38%) DB2
3 1 (2.38%) PostgreSQL
3 1 (2.38%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 13 (30.95%) JUnit
1 13 (30.95%) Maven
1 13 (30.95%) Mockito
2 7 (16.67%) Git (software)
3 3 (7.14%) Jenkins
3 3 (7.14%) JIRA
4 2 (4.76%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.38%) Subversion
General
1 3 (7.14%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (19.05%) Systems Administrator
1 8 (19.05%) Administrator
2 7 (16.67%) UNIX Administrator
2 7 (16.67%) Consultant
2 7 (16.67%) UNIX Systems Administrator
3 5 (11.90%) Applications Support
4 4 (9.52%) Analyst
4 4 (9.52%) Migration Consultant
4 4 (9.52%) UNIX Consultant
5 3 (7.14%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.14%) Systems Support
6 2 (4.76%) Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) UNIX Support
6 2 (4.76%) Development Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Moodle Developer
6 2 (4.76%) Support Specialist
6 2 (4.76%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (4.76%) Applications Support Specialist
7 1 (2.38%) Systems Support Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.95%) Spring
1 13 (30.95%) Guava
1 13 (30.95%) Cascading
1 13 (30.95%) Apache Commons
2 4 (9.52%) Regular Expression
3 1 (2.38%) MCollective
3 1 (2.38%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (2.38%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (2.38%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 13 (30.95%) Open Source
1 13 (30.95%) Algorithms
2 3 (7.14%) E-Learning
2 3 (7.14%) VLE
3 2 (4.76%) Computer Science
4 1 (2.38%) Learning Management System
4 1 (2.38%) MPEG
4 1 (2.38%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 37 (88.10%) Linux
2 21 (50.00%) UNIX
3 20 (47.62%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 17 (40.48%) Windows
5 3 (7.14%) CentOS
6 2 (4.76%) Solaris
7 1 (2.38%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (42.86%) Migration
2 15 (35.71%) Agile Software Development
3 14 (33.33%) ETL
4 13 (30.95%) OO
4 13 (30.95%) Pair Programming
4 13 (30.95%) OOD
4 13 (30.95%) Scrum
4 13 (30.95%) Unit Testing
5 12 (28.57%) Analytics
6 5 (11.90%) Disaster Recovery
7 4 (9.52%) Data Modelling
7 4 (9.52%) Performance Testing
8 2 (4.76%) Waterfall
8 2 (4.76%) Software Engineering
9 1 (2.38%) High Availability
9 1 (2.38%) Time Management
9 1 (2.38%) Data Migration
9 1 (2.38%) ITIL
9 1 (2.38%) RUP
9 1 (2.38%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 36 (85.71%) AWK
2 22 (52.38%) Shell Script
3 20 (47.62%) Bash Shell
4 18 (42.86%) Korn
5 15 (35.71%) Java
6 8 (19.05%) SQL
7 7 (16.67%) Perl
8 4 (9.52%) PHP
9 3 (7.14%) C
10 2 (4.76%) C++
10 2 (4.76%) Python
10 2 (4.76%) Ruby
11 1 (2.38%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (9.52%) Degree
2 2 (4.76%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.38%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.38%) Samba
1 1 (2.38%) qmail
1 1 (2.38%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 13 (30.95%) Oozie
2 1 (2.38%) Bacula
2 1 (2.38%) Tivoli
2 1 (2.38%) Capistrano
2 1 (2.38%) Puppet
Vendors
1 21 (50.00%) Oracle
2 20 (47.62%) Red Hat
3 10 (23.81%) Sun
4 3 (7.14%) Alias
5 2 (4.76%) Microsoft
6 1 (2.38%) Ab Initio
6 1 (2.38%) VMware
6 1 (2.38%) McAfee
6 1 (2.38%) Informatica
6 1 (2.38%) IBM