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 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
sed
Rank 641 624 594
Rank change year-on-year
-17 -30
Contract jobs citing sed 17 7 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.030% 0.013% 0.044%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.080% 0.034% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 13
Average daily rate £425 £425 £425
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £425 £312
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £425 £507
UK excluding London average daily rate £403 - £360
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Average hourly rate - £33.00 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £33.00 -

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
21327 20829 20320
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.16% 37.30% 37.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 14646 13547 13247
Average daily rate £425 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £333
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +5.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 470 438 477
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.20
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -0.56%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £19.72 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

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 30 April 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 12 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 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 -20 16 £425 - 5
London +4 13 £500 +17.64% 2
South East - 2 £425 - 1
Ealing - 2 - -
Woking - 2 £425 -
Surrey - 2 £425 -
City of London +42 1 £375 -11.76%
East of England +4 1 £338 -
Luton - 1 £338 -
Glasgow - 1 £380 -
Scotland - 1 £380 -
Bedfordshire - 1 £338 -

sed
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 65 (97.01%) AWK
2 48 (71.64%) Linux
3 40 (59.70%) Perl
3 40 (59.70%) Bash Shell
4 36 (53.73%) Python
5 31 (46.27%) Red Hat
6 29 (43.28%) Shell Script
7 26 (38.81%) Unix
8 25 (37.31%) Finance
9 24 (35.82%) SQL
9 24 (35.82%) Oracle
10 22 (32.84%) Windows
11 21 (31.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 20 (29.85%) Samba
13 19 (28.36%) Java
14 18 (26.87%) Git (software)
15 17 (25.37%) ITIL
16 15 (22.39%) Puppet
17 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
17 14 (20.90%) Configuration Management
18 13 (19.40%) NetApp
18 13 (19.40%) JIRA
18 13 (19.40%) Oracle Linux
18 13 (19.40%) Opscode Chef
19 12 (17.91%) Load Balancing
19 12 (17.91%) IBM
19 12 (17.91%) OO
19 12 (17.91%) Scrum
20 11 (16.42%) SAN
20 11 (16.42%) NFS

sed
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 April 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 10 (14.93%) Apache
2 7 (10.45%) Confluence
2 7 (10.45%) IIS
3 6 (8.96%) WebSphere
4 4 (5.97%) IBM HTTP Server
4 4 (5.97%) Oracle HTTP Server
5 3 (4.48%) JBoss
5 3 (4.48%) Tomcat
6 2 (2.99%) WebLogic
7 1 (1.49%) Elasticsearch
7 1 (1.49%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (1.49%) MS Office
1 1 (1.49%) MS Visio
Cloud Services
1 2 (2.99%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 11 (16.42%) SAN
2 6 (8.96%) Fibre Channel
2 6 (8.96%) FTP
2 6 (8.96%) HTTP
2 6 (8.96%) SSH
3 3 (4.48%) Broadband
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (16.42%) MySQL
2 7 (10.45%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.96%) Apache Hive
3 6 (8.96%) Big Data
3 6 (8.96%) Data Warehouse
3 6 (8.96%) Hadoop
4 5 (7.46%) HBase
5 4 (5.97%) DB2
5 4 (5.97%) Oracle Database
6 3 (4.48%) Data Mining
6 3 (4.48%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
6 3 (4.48%) NoSQL
6 3 (4.48%) SQL Server
6 3 (4.48%) VoltDB
7 2 (2.99%) MarkLogic
7 2 (2.99%) Oracle Reports
8 1 (1.49%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (1.49%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (1.49%) Crystal Reports
8 1 (1.49%) QlikView
Development Applications
1 18 (26.87%) Git (software)
2 13 (19.40%) JIRA
3 9 (13.43%) Jenkins
4 8 (11.94%) JUnit
5 7 (10.45%) Eclipse
5 7 (10.45%) Maven
5 7 (10.45%) Subversion
6 6 (8.96%) Mockito
7 3 (4.48%) CruiseControl
7 3 (4.48%) Selenium
8 2 (2.99%) Ant
8 2 (2.99%) Burp Suite
8 2 (2.99%) GitLab
8 2 (2.99%) Jasmine
8 2 (2.99%) Sinon.JS
8 2 (2.99%) Sonatype Nexus
8 2 (2.99%) TeamCity
9 1 (1.49%) Oracle Forms
9 1 (1.49%) SpecFlow
9 1 (1.49%) Toad
General
1 25 (37.31%) Finance
2 3 (4.48%) Banking
3 2 (2.99%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.49%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.49%) Marketing
4 1 (1.49%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (19.40%) Developer
2 10 (14.93%) Linux Engineer
3 9 (13.43%) Applications Support
3 9 (13.43%) Support Engineer
4 7 (10.45%) Administrator
4 7 (10.45%) Analyst
4 7 (10.45%) Project Manager
5 6 (8.96%) Applications Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Applications Support Engineer
5 6 (8.96%) Consultant
5 6 (8.96%) Principal Engineer
6 5 (7.46%) Access Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Business Analyst
6 5 (7.46%) Hadoop Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Java Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Java Hadoop Developer
6 5 (7.46%) Linux Administrator
7 4 (5.97%) Analyst Developer
7 4 (5.97%) Identity and Access Management Analyst
7 4 (5.97%) Tableau Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (10.45%) Spring
2 6 (8.96%) Apache Commons
2 6 (8.96%) Cascading
3 5 (7.46%) Guava
3 5 (7.46%) J2EE
3 5 (7.46%) LAMP
3 5 (7.46%) XML
4 4 (5.97%) Pandas
4 4 (5.97%) WebSphere MQ
5 3 (4.48%) .NET
5 3 (4.48%) IBM Integration Bus
6 2 (2.99%) JDBC
6 2 (2.99%) JSON
6 2 (2.99%) RESTful
6 2 (2.99%) SOAP
6 2 (2.99%) Symfony
7 1 (1.49%) CGI
7 1 (1.49%) Hibernate
7 1 (1.49%) HTML
7 1 (1.49%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 10 (14.93%) Management Information System
2 7 (10.45%) Computer Science
3 5 (7.46%) Algorithms
3 5 (7.46%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (7.46%) Clustering
4 4 (5.97%) Data Centre
4 4 (5.97%) Digital Media
4 4 (5.97%) HACMP
5 3 (4.48%) Cryptography
5 3 (4.48%) LPAR
5 3 (4.48%) PKI
5 3 (4.48%) Smart Meter
6 2 (2.99%) Fat Client
6 2 (2.99%) Thin Client
7 1 (1.49%) Client/Server
7 1 (1.49%) Data Structures
7 1 (1.49%) EMC VMAX
7 1 (1.49%) Fintech
7 1 (1.49%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 48 (71.64%) Linux
2 26 (38.81%) Unix
3 22 (32.84%) Windows
4 21 (31.34%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 13 (19.40%) Oracle Linux
6 6 (8.96%) AIX
6 6 (8.96%) CentOS
6 6 (8.96%) SUSE
6 6 (8.96%) Windows Server
6 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2003
6 6 (8.96%) Windows Server 2008
7 3 (4.48%) VMS
8 2 (2.99%) Mac OS
8 2 (2.99%) Solaris
8 2 (2.99%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (25.37%) ITIL
2 14 (20.90%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (20.90%) Configuration Management
3 12 (17.91%) Load Balancing
3 12 (17.91%) OO
3 12 (17.91%) Scrum
4 11 (16.42%) ITIL V3
4 11 (16.42%) Open Source
5 8 (11.94%) SDLC
6 7 (10.45%) Asset Management
6 7 (10.45%) Identity Management
6 7 (10.45%) Matrix Management
7 6 (8.96%) Data Management
7 6 (8.96%) ETL
7 6 (8.96%) OOD
8 5 (7.46%) Disaster Recovery
8 5 (7.46%) High Availability
8 5 (7.46%) Incident Management
8 5 (7.46%) Pair Programming
8 5 (7.46%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 65 (97.01%) AWK
2 40 (59.70%) Bash Shell
2 40 (59.70%) Perl
3 36 (53.73%) Python
4 29 (43.28%) Shell Script
5 24 (35.82%) SQL
6 19 (28.36%) Java
7 9 (13.43%) Korn
8 7 (10.45%) PHP
9 6 (8.96%) PowerShell
10 5 (7.46%) C#
11 4 (5.97%) VBA
12 3 (4.48%) Lua
12 3 (4.48%) Ruby
13 2 (2.99%) C-shell
13 2 (2.99%) XPath
14 1 (1.49%) C
14 1 (1.49%) C++
14 1 (1.49%) COBOL
14 1 (1.49%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (16.42%) SC Cleared
1 11 (16.42%) Security Cleared
2 6 (8.96%) Degree
3 2 (2.99%) CCNA
3 2 (2.99%) Cisco Certification
3 2 (2.99%) HNC
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 3 (4.48%) QA
3 2 (2.99%) SDET
4 1 (1.49%) Data Quality
4 1 (1.49%) Disclosure Scotland
System Software
1 20 (29.85%) Samba
2 11 (16.42%) NFS
3 8 (11.94%) VMware Infrastructure
4 6 (8.96%) StorNext
5 4 (5.97%) Veritas Cluster Server
5 4 (5.97%) Veritas File System
5 4 (5.97%) VMware ESX
6 2 (2.99%) Active Directory
6 2 (2.99%) Docker
6 2 (2.99%) VMware Workstation
6 2 (2.99%) vSphere
6 2 (2.99%) XenServer
7 1 (1.49%) Cygwin
7 1 (1.49%) Tivoli Directory Server
Systems Management
1 15 (22.39%) Puppet
2 13 (19.40%) Opscode Chef
3 6 (8.96%) Oozie
4 2 (2.99%) Ansible
5 1 (1.49%) Kibana
5 1 (1.49%) logstash
5 1 (1.49%) Nagios
5 1 (1.49%) Tivoli
5 1 (1.49%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 31 (46.27%) Red Hat
2 24 (35.82%) Oracle
3 13 (19.40%) NetApp
4 12 (17.91%) IBM
5 10 (14.93%) VMware
6 8 (11.94%) Microsoft
7 6 (8.96%) Tableau
8 5 (7.46%) Ab Initio
8 5 (7.46%) EMC
8 5 (7.46%) Remedy
9 4 (5.97%) 3PAR
9 4 (5.97%) Symantec
9 4 (5.97%) Veritas
10 3 (4.48%) Sybase
11 2 (2.99%) Citrix
11 2 (2.99%) Percona
11 2 (2.99%) Perforce
11 2 (2.99%) Rackspace
12 1 (1.49%) AppDynamics
12 1 (1.49%) New Relic