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 1 October 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
1 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
sed
Rank 603 581 575
Rank change year-on-year
-22 -6
Contract jobs citing sed 14 9 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.017% 0.042%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.067% 0.044% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 6 8
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£425 £390 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.97% -8.23%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £330 £369
10% offered a daily rate of more than £454 £400 £1,200
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £390 £390
% change year-on-year
-10.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £40.00 - -

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
21031 20492 21357
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.76% 38.90% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 13654 13068 12619
Average daily rate £390 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.64% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £555 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 553 751
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 1 October 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 22 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 1 October 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 -13 13 £423 +8.33% 2
London +14 10 £425 +13.33% 2
North West -9 2 £325 -16.66%
Cheshire +4 1 £325 -16.66%
Scotland -5 1 £475 -
City of London - 1 £436 - 1
Knutsford - 1 £325 -
East Midlands - - - -
North East - - - -
South East - - - -
South West - - - -
Tyne and Wear - - - -
Gloucestershire - - - -
Nottinghamshire - - - -
Edinburgh - - - -
High Wycombe - - - -
Newcastle upon Tyne - - - -
Nottingham - - - -
Reading - - - -
Tewkesbury - - - -
Berkshire - - - -
Buckinghamshire - - - -

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Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 33 (84.62%) Linux
2 27 (69.23%) AWK
3 22 (56.41%) Apache
4 21 (53.85%) Bash Shell
5 20 (51.28%) Shell Script
6 19 (48.72%) SQL
7 18 (46.15%) Perl
8 17 (43.59%) Red Hat
8 17 (43.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
9 16 (41.03%) Git (software)
10 15 (38.46%) MySQL
11 14 (35.90%) Java
12 13 (33.33%) PHP
12 13 (33.33%) UNIX
13 12 (30.77%) Open Source
13 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
13 12 (30.77%) Big Data
14 11 (28.21%) Analytics
14 11 (28.21%) SSH
14 11 (28.21%) ETL
14 11 (28.21%) Oracle
15 10 (25.64%) Data Modelling
15 10 (25.64%) Ethernet
15 10 (25.64%) E-Learning
15 10 (25.64%) Moodle
15 10 (25.64%) Performance Testing
15 10 (25.64%) Regular Expression
16 9 (23.08%) HBase
16 9 (23.08%) Oozie
16 9 (23.08%) Cascading

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Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 October 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 22 (56.41%) Apache
2 10 (25.64%) Moodle
3 3 (7.69%) Node.js
4 1 (2.56%) iPlanet
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
4 1 (2.56%) SAS
4 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
4 1 (2.56%) nginx
4 1 (2.56%) Confluence
Applications
1 4 (10.26%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (5.13%) MS Office
2 2 (5.13%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 11 (28.21%) SSH
2 10 (25.64%) Ethernet
3 9 (23.08%) FTP
4 8 (20.51%) HTTPS
4 8 (20.51%) NAS
5 6 (15.38%) DMZ
6 4 (10.26%) Firewall
7 1 (2.56%) Fibre Channel
7 1 (2.56%) Internet
7 1 (2.56%) HTTP
7 1 (2.56%) DNS
7 1 (2.56%) PBX
7 1 (2.56%) Asterisk PBX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (38.46%) MySQL
2 12 (30.77%) Big Data
3 9 (23.08%) HBase
3 9 (23.08%) Apache Hive
3 9 (23.08%) Hadoop
3 9 (23.08%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server
4 1 (2.56%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.56%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 16 (41.03%) Git (software)
2 9 (23.08%) Mockito
2 9 (23.08%) Maven
2 9 (23.08%) JUnit
3 6 (15.38%) Jenkins
4 4 (10.26%) Subversion
5 3 (7.69%) Cucumber
5 3 (7.69%) JIRA
6 2 (5.13%) Eclipse
6 2 (5.13%) SoapUI
General
1 1 (2.56%) Finance
Job Titles
1 8 (20.51%) Analyst
2 6 (15.38%) Developer
3 5 (12.82%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (12.82%) Administrator
4 4 (10.26%) UNIX Administrator
4 4 (10.26%) UNIX Systems Administrator
4 4 (10.26%) Software Engineer
5 3 (7.69%) Development Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) Moodle Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Web Developer
5 3 (7.69%) Technical Analyst
5 3 (7.69%) LAMP Developer
6 2 (5.13%) Software Development Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Development Engineer
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Support Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Support Specialist
6 2 (5.13%) Applications Support
7 1 (2.56%) Commissioning Engineer
7 1 (2.56%) Senior Software Development Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (25.64%) Regular Expression
2 9 (23.08%) Cascading
2 9 (23.08%) Apache Commons
2 9 (23.08%) Guava
2 9 (23.08%) Spring
3 5 (12.82%) XML
3 5 (12.82%) JSON
4 3 (7.69%) HTML5
4 3 (7.69%) CSS3
4 3 (7.69%) HTML
4 3 (7.69%) CSS
4 3 (7.69%) Web Services
4 3 (7.69%) LAMP
4 3 (7.69%) jQuery
5 2 (5.13%) FIX Protocol
5 2 (5.13%) SOAP
5 2 (5.13%) Middleware
5 2 (5.13%) REST
6 1 (2.56%) RabbitMQ
6 1 (2.56%) FFmpeg
Miscellaneous
1 12 (30.77%) Open Source
2 10 (25.64%) E-Learning
3 9 (23.08%) Algorithms
4 6 (15.38%) VLE
5 4 (10.26%) Learning Management System
6 3 (7.69%) Data Extraction
7 2 (5.13%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.56%) MPEG
8 1 (2.56%) Device Driver
Operating Systems
1 33 (84.62%) Linux
2 17 (43.59%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 13 (33.33%) UNIX
4 9 (23.08%) CentOS
5 8 (20.51%) Windows
6 2 (5.13%) Solaris
7 1 (2.56%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (30.77%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (28.21%) Analytics
2 11 (28.21%) ETL
3 10 (25.64%) Data Modelling
3 10 (25.64%) Performance Testing
4 9 (23.08%) Unit Testing
4 9 (23.08%) Scrum
4 9 (23.08%) Migration
4 9 (23.08%) Pair Programming
4 9 (23.08%) OOD
4 9 (23.08%) OO
5 3 (7.69%) Waterfall
6 2 (5.13%) Software Engineering
6 2 (5.13%) Process Management
6 2 (5.13%) Disaster Recovery
7 1 (2.56%) Performance Tuning
7 1 (2.56%) High Availability
7 1 (2.56%) ITIL
7 1 (2.56%) Stakeholder Management
7 1 (2.56%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 27 (69.23%) AWK
2 21 (53.85%) Bash Shell
3 20 (51.28%) Shell Script
4 19 (48.72%) SQL
5 18 (46.15%) Perl
6 14 (35.90%) Java
7 13 (33.33%) PHP
8 8 (20.51%) Korn
9 5 (12.82%) C++
9 5 (12.82%) Ruby
10 3 (7.69%) C
10 3 (7.69%) C#
10 3 (7.69%) JavaScript
11 2 (5.13%) Python
12 1 (2.56%) Jython
Qualifications
1 4 (10.26%) Degree
2 2 (5.13%) Security Cleared
3 1 (2.56%) SC Cleared
System Software
1 1 (2.56%) Samba
1 1 (2.56%) qmail
Systems Management
1 9 (23.08%) Oozie
2 4 (10.26%) Puppet
3 2 (5.13%) HP Quality Center
4 1 (2.56%) Bacula
4 1 (2.56%) Capistrano
Vendors
1 17 (43.59%) Red Hat
2 11 (28.21%) Oracle
3 4 (10.26%) Sun
4 2 (5.13%) HP
4 2 (5.13%) Microsoft
4 2 (5.13%) Green Hat
5 1 (2.56%) McAfee
5 1 (2.56%) Informatica
5 1 (2.56%) VMware