The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North West 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 28 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.

Regular Expressions (Regex)
England / North West
3 months to
28 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 131 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North West 0.039% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.12% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £334 £375
% change year-on-year +4.86% -11.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 North West with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North West
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 814 1027 841
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North West 31.50% 26.70% 23.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 545 685 513
Median daily rate £375 £370 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.35% +5.71%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £290 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 41 23
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £17.30 £19.76
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £49.00 £46.09
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 North West

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North West 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 North West

Regular Expression
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Regular Expression in the North West

Regular Expression
Contract Job Locations in the North West

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 North West region over the 3 months to 28 March 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
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
Regular Expression
England

Regular Expression
Top 30 Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 28 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 North West region with a requirement for Regular Expression.

1 7 (77.78%) Perl
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
1 7 (77.78%) VBScript
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
1 7 (77.78%) Service Management
1 7 (77.78%) Release Management
1 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 6 (66.67%) Bourne shell
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) HP SiteScope
2 6 (66.67%) SCOM
2 6 (66.67%) Korn
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 6 (66.67%) Netcool
2 6 (66.67%) IBM
2 6 (66.67%) CA
2 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
2 6 (66.67%) AIX
2 6 (66.67%) HPUX
2 6 (66.67%) Solaris
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL
3 5 (55.56%) HP
3 5 (55.56%) ITIL Certification
3 5 (55.56%) Security Monitoring

Regular Expression
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North West 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 (11.11%) Elasticsearch
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) DNS
1 1 (11.11%) Firewall
1 1 (11.11%) Network Security
1 1 (11.11%) TCP/IP
1 1 (11.11%) Wireshark
Job Titles
1 6 (66.67%) Monitoring Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Systems Engineer
2 5 (55.56%) Systems Monitoring Engineer
3 2 (22.22%) Monitoring Specialist
4 1 (11.11%) .NET Developer
4 1 (11.11%) Analyst
4 1 (11.11%) Developer
4 1 (11.11%) SOC Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (11.11%) .NET
Operating Systems
1 7 (77.78%) Linux
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
1 7 (77.78%) Windows
2 6 (66.67%) AIX
2 6 (66.67%) HPUX
2 6 (66.67%) Solaris
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2003
2 6 (66.67%) Windows Server 2008
2 6 (66.67%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Release Management
1 7 (77.78%) Service Management
2 6 (66.67%) ITIL
3 5 (55.56%) Security Monitoring
4 1 (11.11%) Continuous Improvement
4 1 (11.11%) Incident Management
4 1 (11.11%) Security Operations
4 1 (11.11%) SIEM
Programming Languages
1 7 (77.78%) Java
1 7 (77.78%) Perl
1 7 (77.78%) PowerShell
1 7 (77.78%) SQL
1 7 (77.78%) VBScript
2 6 (66.67%) Bourne shell
2 6 (66.67%) Korn
3 1 (11.11%) C#
3 1 (11.11%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) Python
Qualifications
1 5 (55.56%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (33.33%) SC Cleared
2 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 6 (66.67%) HP SiteScope
1 6 (66.67%) Netcool
1 6 (66.67%) SCOM
1 6 (66.67%) Tivoli
2 1 (11.11%) Nessus
2 1 (11.11%) Nmap
Vendors
1 7 (77.78%) Microsoft
1 7 (77.78%) Red Hat
2 6 (66.67%) CA
2 6 (66.67%) IBM
3 5 (55.56%) HP
4 1 (11.11%) LogRhythm