The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for Reverse Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reverse Engineering over the 3 months to 30 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.

Reverse Engineering
England / London
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 386 407 406
Rank change year-on-year +21 -1  
Contract jobs citing Reverse Engineering 14 27 14
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.071% 0.12% 0.065%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.083% 0.14% 0.080%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 13 8
Median daily rate £463 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.33% +3.44%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £350 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £670 £420 £463
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £588 £394
% change year-on-year -19.14% +49.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.50

Reverse Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in London with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 16775 19211 17566
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in London 85.13% 85.14% 82.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12076 13900 12358
Median daily rate £485 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.10% +5.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £325 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £650 £625 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 165 196 244
Median hourly rate £32.50 £22.12 £20.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +46.95% +10.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.17 £12.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £52.50 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Reverse Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend in London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in London citing Reverse Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Reverse Engineering in London

Reverse Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Reverse Engineering in London.

Contractor daily rate trend for Reverse Engineering in London

Reverse Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reverse Engineering in London over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reverse Engineering in London

Reverse Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reverse Engineering in London.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reverse Engineering in London

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Reverse Engineering 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 London region with a requirement for Reverse Engineering.

1 23 (63.89%) Java
2 20 (55.56%) Python
3 19 (52.78%) Big Data
3 19 (52.78%) Apache Spark
4 18 (50.00%) Scala
5 17 (47.22%) Machine Learning
5 17 (47.22%) R
5 17 (47.22%) MapReduce
5 17 (47.22%) Algorithms
6 8 (22.22%) SQL
6 8 (22.22%) Finance
7 7 (19.44%) Oracle
8 6 (16.67%) Banking
9 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
9 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
10 3 (8.33%) SDLC
10 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
10 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
10 3 (8.33%) Retail
10 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
10 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
10 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
10 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
10 3 (8.33%) Unix
10 3 (8.33%) Linux
10 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
10 3 (8.33%) VBA
10 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
10 3 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
10 3 (8.33%) Microsoft

Reverse Engineering
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 19 (52.78%) Apache Spark
2 1 (2.78%) Adobe Experience Manager
2 1 (2.78%) Apache
2 1 (2.78%) Apache Solr
2 1 (2.78%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (8.33%) MS Excel
2 2 (5.56%) MS PowerPoint
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.56%) Firewall
1 2 (5.56%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.78%) HTTP
2 1 (2.78%) Internet
2 1 (2.78%) Intranet
2 1 (2.78%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (52.78%) Big Data
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 4 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 3 (8.33%) BusinessObjects
3 3 (8.33%) Hadoop
3 3 (8.33%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.56%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (5.56%) Apache Hive
4 2 (5.56%) Cloudera CDH
4 2 (5.56%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (5.56%) HBase
4 2 (5.56%) Impala
4 2 (5.56%) MongoDB
4 2 (5.56%) NoSQL
4 2 (5.56%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.56%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.78%) Oracle Database
5 1 (2.78%) Pentaho
5 1 (2.78%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (5.56%) Selenium
2 1 (2.78%) Burp Suite
2 1 (2.78%) ERwin
2 1 (2.78%) Git (software)
2 1 (2.78%) Subversion
General
1 8 (22.22%) Finance
2 6 (16.67%) Banking
3 3 (8.33%) Retail
4 2 (5.56%) Legal
5 1 (2.78%) Investment Banking
5 1 (2.78%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (41.67%) Machine Learning Engineer
2 7 (19.44%) Developer
3 5 (13.89%) Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Analyst
4 4 (11.11%) SQL Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Analyst Developer
5 3 (8.33%) Consultant
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) Oracle Developer
5 3 (8.33%) SSRS Analyst
5 3 (8.33%) SSRS Developer
5 3 (8.33%) T-SQL Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Apache Spark Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Applications Consultant
6 2 (5.56%) Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Data Analyst
6 2 (5.56%) Data Architect
6 2 (5.56%) Java Developer
6 2 (5.56%) Security Engineer
6 2 (5.56%) Tester
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (5.56%) Web Services
2 1 (2.78%) CGI
2 1 (2.78%) FastCGI
2 1 (2.78%) LAMP
2 1 (2.78%) Lucene
2 1 (2.78%) Middleware
2 1 (2.78%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (47.22%) Algorithms
2 2 (5.56%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (5.56%) Fixed Income
2 2 (5.56%) SWIFT
2 2 (5.56%) Virtual Team
3 1 (2.78%) Client/Server
3 1 (2.78%) Equities
Operating Systems
1 3 (8.33%) Linux
1 3 (8.33%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (47.22%) Machine Learning
1 17 (47.22%) MapReduce
2 3 (8.33%) Penetration Testing
2 3 (8.33%) SDLC
2 3 (8.33%) Software Engineering
2 3 (8.33%) User Acceptance Testing
3 2 (5.56%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (5.56%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (5.56%) Change Management
3 2 (5.56%) Customer Requirements
3 2 (5.56%) Data Modelling
3 2 (5.56%) Ethical Hacking
3 2 (5.56%) Load Balancing
3 2 (5.56%) Regression Testing
3 2 (5.56%) Statistics
3 2 (5.56%) System Integration Testing
3 2 (5.56%) Threat Modelling
4 1 (2.78%) CMMI
4 1 (2.78%) Risk Management
4 1 (2.78%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 23 (63.89%) Java
2 20 (55.56%) Python
3 18 (50.00%) Scala
4 17 (47.22%) R
5 8 (22.22%) SQL
6 3 (8.33%) T-SQL
6 3 (8.33%) VBA
7 2 (5.56%) C
7 2 (5.56%) Perl
8 1 (2.78%) C++
8 1 (2.78%) Go
8 1 (2.78%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (2.78%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (2.78%) Data Quality
1 1 (2.78%) ISO 9001
1 1 (2.78%) QA
Systems Management
1 2 (5.56%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (19.44%) Oracle
2 3 (8.33%) Microsoft
3 2 (5.56%) CheckPoint
3 2 (5.56%) Cloudera
3 2 (5.56%) Juniper
4 1 (2.78%) Adobe
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