The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 25 June 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.

Regular Expressions (Regex)
UK / England
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 548 582 594
Rank change year-on-year +34 +12  
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 32 45 15
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.075% 0.092% 0.029%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.32% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 33 11
Median daily rate £550 £550 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -8.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £382 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £690 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £500 £600
% change year-on-year +9.95% -16.66%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Median hourly rate - - £80.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £36.00 -

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 England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13690 14131 14204
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 32.22% 29.01% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 9510 10069 9669
Median daily rate £450 £425 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +9.67%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £320 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £588 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 184 167 196
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.85 £18.80 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Regular Expression
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 England

Regular Expression
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regular Expression in England

Regular Expression
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regular Expression in England over the 3 months to 25 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regular Expression in England

Regular Expression
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regular Expression in England

Regular Expression
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Regular Expression within the England region over the 3 months to 25 June 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +2 17 £550 - 4
South East +44 13 £550 -4.34%
North West +25 1 £225 -59.09% 4
East of England -7 1 - - 2
Regular Expression
UK

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 England region with a requirement for Regular Expression.

1 36 (43.90%) Windows
2 31 (37.80%) Splunk
3 30 (36.59%) Linux
4 27 (32.93%) Python
5 25 (30.49%) Analytics
6 21 (25.61%) Kalman Filter
6 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
7 20 (24.39%) Cisco
8 19 (23.17%) Unix
9 18 (21.95%) Java
10 16 (19.51%) HTTP
11 14 (17.07%) Finance
11 14 (17.07%) Data Analytics
11 14 (17.07%) SIEM
12 13 (15.85%) Bash Shell
12 13 (15.85%) SQL Server
13 12 (14.63%) Perl
13 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
13 12 (14.63%) Security Management
13 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
13 12 (14.63%) Big Data
13 12 (14.63%) Network Security
13 12 (14.63%) PowerShell
14 11 (13.41%) jQuery
14 11 (13.41%) Threat Management
14 11 (13.41%) Shell Script
15 10 (12.20%) Intel
15 10 (12.20%) SAN
15 10 (12.20%) Adobe
15 10 (12.20%) C#

Regular Expression
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 4 (4.88%) Apache
2 3 (3.66%) Apache Solr
2 3 (3.66%) WebSphere
3 2 (2.44%) Apache Spark
3 2 (2.44%) Tomcat
4 1 (1.22%) Apache Pig
4 1 (1.22%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (3.66%) Photoshop
2 2 (2.44%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 8 (9.76%) Adobe Campaign
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.20%) Google Tag Manager
2 9 (10.98%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (10.98%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (1.22%) Adobe Analytics
3 1 (1.22%) Google Analytics
3 1 (1.22%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 16 (19.51%) HTTP
2 12 (14.63%) Network Security
3 10 (12.20%) Firewall
3 10 (12.20%) SAN
4 9 (10.98%) DNS
4 9 (10.98%) SSL
5 8 (9.76%) NetScaler
6 7 (8.54%) Wireless
7 2 (2.44%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.44%) FTP
7 2 (2.44%) SSH
7 2 (2.44%) Telnet
8 1 (1.22%) Internet
8 1 (1.22%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.22%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.85%) SQL Server
2 12 (14.63%) Big Data
3 6 (7.32%) BusinessObjects
4 2 (2.44%) Apache Hive
4 2 (2.44%) Data Mining
4 2 (2.44%) MongoDB
4 2 (2.44%) MS Access
4 2 (2.44%) NoSQL
5 1 (1.22%) Hadoop
5 1 (1.22%) HBase
5 1 (1.22%) Parquet
Development Applications
1 6 (7.32%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.66%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.66%) Jasmine
2 3 (3.66%) Mocha
3 2 (2.44%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.22%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.22%) JIRA
4 1 (1.22%) Maven
4 1 (1.22%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 14 (17.07%) Finance
2 9 (10.98%) Marketing
3 3 (3.66%) Banking
4 2 (2.44%) Legal
4 2 (2.44%) Retail
4 2 (2.44%) Telecoms
5 1 (1.22%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (23.17%) Consultant
2 14 (17.07%) Developer
3 13 (15.85%) Splunk Consultant
4 12 (14.63%) Analyst
5 9 (10.98%) PowerShell Developer
5 9 (10.98%) Web Engineer
5 9 (10.98%) Web Manager
6 8 (9.76%) Analytics Manager
6 8 (9.76%) JavaScript Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) Network Engineer
6 8 (9.76%) Web Analytics Manager
7 6 (7.32%) Information Analyst
7 6 (7.32%) Security Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Citrix Engineer
8 5 (6.10%) Information Security Analyst
8 5 (6.10%) Security Consultant
9 4 (4.88%) Administrator
9 4 (4.88%) Architect
9 4 (4.88%) Splunk Administrator
10 3 (3.66%) 3rd Line Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (13.41%) jQuery
2 9 (10.98%) XML
3 6 (7.32%) HTML
4 4 (4.88%) CSS
5 3 (3.66%) LESS
5 3 (3.66%) Node.js
5 3 (3.66%) Sass
5 3 (3.66%) XHTML
6 2 (2.44%) Flash
6 2 (2.44%) JSON
6 2 (2.44%) Lucene
6 2 (2.44%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (1.22%) .NET
7 1 (1.22%) Apache Avro
7 1 (1.22%) Kafka
7 1 (1.22%) REST
7 1 (1.22%) WinForms
7 1 (1.22%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (14.63%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.76%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (8.54%) Enterprise Software
4 4 (4.88%) User Experience
5 2 (2.44%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.44%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.44%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.44%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.44%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.22%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.22%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.22%) Security Operations Centre
Operating Systems
1 36 (43.90%) Windows
2 30 (36.59%) Linux
3 19 (23.17%) Unix
4 8 (9.76%) Solaris
5 2 (2.44%) AIX
5 2 (2.44%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.22%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (30.49%) Analytics
2 21 (25.61%) Kalman Filter
3 14 (17.07%) Data Analytics
3 14 (17.07%) SIEM
4 12 (14.63%) Security Management
5 11 (13.41%) Threat Management
6 10 (12.20%) Web Analytics
7 9 (10.98%) API Integration
7 9 (10.98%) Data Loss Prevention
7 9 (10.98%) Incident Management
8 8 (9.76%) Configuration Management
8 8 (9.76%) Email Filtering
8 8 (9.76%) Information Security
8 8 (9.76%) Load Balancing
8 8 (9.76%) Web Filtering
8 8 (9.76%) Workflow
8 8 (9.76%) Workflow Management
9 7 (8.54%) Big Data Analytics
9 7 (8.54%) Data Modelling
10 6 (7.32%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 27 (32.93%) Python
2 21 (25.61%) JavaScript
3 18 (21.95%) Java
4 13 (15.85%) Bash Shell
5 12 (14.63%) Perl
5 12 (14.63%) PowerShell
6 11 (13.41%) Shell Script
7 10 (12.20%) C#
8 8 (9.76%) PHP
9 5 (6.10%) Ruby
9 5 (6.10%) SQL
10 2 (2.44%) Scala
10 2 (2.44%) sed
11 1 (1.22%) Groovy
11 1 (1.22%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (2.44%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.44%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (3.66%) QA
2 1 (1.22%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.22%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (12.20%) Rsyslog
2 9 (10.98%) WMI
3 5 (6.10%) CFEngine
3 5 (6.10%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (6.10%) Nagios
3 5 (6.10%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (6.10%) Puppet
3 5 (6.10%) SCCM
4 2 (2.44%) BladeLogic
4 2 (2.44%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.44%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.22%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (1.22%) Nessus
5 1 (1.22%) Nmap
5 1 (1.22%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 31 (37.80%) Splunk
2 20 (24.39%) Cisco
3 12 (14.63%) Microsoft
4 10 (12.20%) Adobe
4 10 (12.20%) Google
4 10 (12.20%) Intel
5 9 (10.98%) McAfee
6 8 (9.76%) CheckPoint
6 8 (9.76%) Citrix
6 8 (9.76%) Dell
6 8 (9.76%) Extreme Networks
7 3 (3.66%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (2.44%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.44%) Symantec
9 1 (1.22%) Cognos
9 1 (1.22%) EMC
9 1 (1.22%) HP
9 1 (1.22%) Omniture
9 1 (1.22%) Remedy
9 1 (1.22%) Teradata
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