The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for Regular Expression skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Regular Expression over the 3 months to 27 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
27 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Regular Expressions (Regex)
London / City of London
Rank 154 154 193
Rank change year-on-year 0 +39  
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 1 4 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.12% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.095% 0.37% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Median daily rate £525 £550 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.54% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £375
% change year-on-year +4.86% -11.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.52 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Regular Expression is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 1057 1091 1552
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 35.06% 32.80% 30.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 876 918 1243
Median daily rate £475 £463 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.70% +8.82%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £325 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £580
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 7
Median hourly rate £35.00 £55.00 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -36.36% +100.94%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +6.57% +5.55%  

Regular Expression
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing Regular Expression as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Regular Expression in the City of London

Regular Expression
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Regular Expression in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Regular Expression in the City of London

Regular Expression
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Regular Expression in the City of London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regular Expression in the City of London

Regular Expression
Top 27 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 27 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Regular Expression also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the City of London region with a requirement for Regular Expression.

1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Python
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (50.00%) SAS
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) CBAP
1 1 (50.00%) Splunk
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Varonis
1 1 (50.00%) Rsyslog
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Power BI
1 1 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (50.00%) Pattern Matching
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Command Line

Regular Expression
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (50.00%) SAS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data
1 1 (50.00%) Data Mining
1 1 (50.00%) Power BI
General
1 1 (50.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (50.00%) Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analyst
1 1 (50.00%) Developer
Miscellaneous
1 1 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
1 1 (50.00%) Linux Command Line
Operating Systems
1 1 (50.00%) Linux
1 1 (50.00%) Solaris
1 1 (50.00%) Unix
1 1 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (50.00%) Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Big Data Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
1 1 (50.00%) Data Analytics
1 1 (50.00%) Data Loss Prevention
1 1 (50.00%) Information Security
1 1 (50.00%) Pattern Matching
Programming Languages
1 1 (50.00%) Bash Shell
1 1 (50.00%) Java
1 1 (50.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 1 (50.00%) CBAP
1 1 (50.00%) ISEB
Systems Management
1 1 (50.00%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 1 (50.00%) Splunk
1 1 (50.00%) Symantec
1 1 (50.00%) Varonis