The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for AWK skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited AWK 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.

AWK
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 594 614 599
Rank change year-on-year +20 -15  
Contract jobs citing AWK 6 26 26
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.013% 0.048% 0.048%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.032% 0.13% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 13 14
Median daily rate £450 £350 £538
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +28.57% -34.88%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £261 £351
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £439 £700
UK excluding London median daily rate - £344 £550
% change year-on-year - -37.50%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

AWK is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18757 20594 19950
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.20% 38.04% 37.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 12916 14137 12939
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £557
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 426 469 411
Median hourly rate £42.49 £40.00 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.21% +12.67%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.00 £15.00 £19.78
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing AWK as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for AWK in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for AWK in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWK over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWK in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for AWK in the UK

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Top 8 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing AWK within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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
England +29 6 £450 +28.57% 4
London +35 4 £450 +12.50% 2
Hampshire +12 1 - -
South East +8 1 - - 1
Yorkshire - 1 - - 1
Southampton - 1 - -
Leeds - 1 - -
West Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing AWK also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for AWK.

1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Linux
3 12 (50.00%) Perl
3 12 (50.00%) Puppet
4 11 (45.83%) Unix
4 11 (45.83%) DevOps
5 10 (41.67%) Apache
5 10 (41.67%) Tomcat
5 10 (41.67%) SQL
5 10 (41.67%) Red Hat
5 10 (41.67%) VMware
6 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
6 9 (37.50%) Configuration Management
7 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 8 (33.33%) Bash Shell
7 8 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
8 7 (29.17%) sed
8 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
8 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
8 7 (29.17%) Load Balancing
8 7 (29.17%) Nagios
8 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
9 6 (25.00%) Java
9 6 (25.00%) Oracle
9 6 (25.00%) DNS
9 6 (25.00%) JIRA
10 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
10 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
10 5 (20.83%) Finance
10 5 (20.83%) Replication

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Co-occurring IT Skills 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 10 (41.67%) Apache
1 10 (41.67%) Tomcat
2 4 (16.67%) DataSynapse
2 4 (16.67%) WebSphere
Cloud Services
1 7 (29.17%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon EC2
2 2 (8.33%) Amazon S3
2 2 (8.33%) AWS Elastic Beanstalk
2 2 (8.33%) GitHub
2 2 (8.33%) Loggly
2 2 (8.33%) OpenShift
2 2 (8.33%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 6 (25.00%) DNS
2 5 (20.83%) SSH
3 4 (16.67%) HTTP
3 4 (16.67%) SAN
3 4 (16.67%) SMTP
3 4 (16.67%) SSL
4 2 (8.33%) TCP/IP
5 1 (4.17%) Firewall
5 1 (4.17%) SNMP
5 1 (4.17%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.83%) DB2
1 5 (20.83%) DB2 UDB
1 5 (20.83%) OLTP
1 5 (20.83%) Oracle Database
2 4 (16.67%) Big Data
2 4 (16.67%) Oracle Database 11g
3 2 (8.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 2 (8.33%) Informix
3 2 (8.33%) MongoDB
3 2 (8.33%) MySQL
3 2 (8.33%) SQL Server
4 1 (4.17%) Hadoop
4 1 (4.17%) HBase
4 1 (4.17%) KDB
4 1 (4.17%) Kdb+
4 1 (4.17%) OpenTSDB
4 1 (4.17%) RDBMS
4 1 (4.17%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 7 (29.17%) Git (software)
2 6 (25.00%) JIRA
3 4 (16.67%) Jenkins
4 3 (12.50%) Subversion
5 2 (8.33%) Ant
5 2 (8.33%) Artifactory
5 2 (8.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
5 2 (8.33%) Bitbucket
5 2 (8.33%) Cucumber
5 2 (8.33%) Eclipse
5 2 (8.33%) Gradle
5 2 (8.33%) HP UFT
5 2 (8.33%) IntelliJ
5 2 (8.33%) LoadRunner
5 2 (8.33%) Maven
5 2 (8.33%) Selenium
5 2 (8.33%) Sonatype Nexus
5 2 (8.33%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (8.33%) TeamCity
5 2 (8.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 5 (20.83%) Finance
2 4 (16.67%) Banking
2 4 (16.67%) Games
Job Titles
1 10 (41.67%) Administrator
2 6 (25.00%) Linux Administrator
2 6 (25.00%) Linux Systems Administrator
2 6 (25.00%) Systems Administrator
3 5 (20.83%) DB2 DBA
3 5 (20.83%) DBA
3 5 (20.83%) Developer
4 4 (16.67%) DB2 Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Linux Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
4 4 (16.67%) Senior Systems Administrator
5 3 (12.50%) Java Developer
6 2 (8.33%) AWS DevOps
6 2 (8.33%) AWS Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) DevOps Engineer
6 2 (8.33%) Linux Scripter
7 1 (4.17%) Oracle Architect
7 1 (4.17%) Unix Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) Unix Support Analyst
7 1 (4.17%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (16.67%) SOAP
1 4 (16.67%) XML
2 3 (12.50%) Web Services
3 2 (8.33%) Elastic Stack
4 1 (4.17%) .NET
4 1 (4.17%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 5 (20.83%) HACMP
1 5 (20.83%) Linux Command Line
1 5 (20.83%) Replication
2 4 (16.67%) Clustering
2 4 (16.67%) EMC VNX
2 4 (16.67%) Grid Computing
3 3 (12.50%) Data Centre
4 2 (8.33%) Analytical Skills
5 1 (4.17%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 16 (66.67%) Windows
2 15 (62.50%) Linux
3 11 (45.83%) Unix
4 8 (33.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 4 (16.67%) Windows Server
6 3 (12.50%) CentOS
7 1 (4.17%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (45.83%) DevOps
2 9 (37.50%) Configuration Management
3 8 (33.33%) Performance Tuning
4 7 (29.17%) Load Balancing
5 5 (20.83%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (20.83%) Change Management
5 5 (20.83%) Disaster Recovery
5 5 (20.83%) ETL
5 5 (20.83%) ITIL
6 4 (16.67%) Business Analysis
6 4 (16.67%) Defect Management
6 4 (16.67%) Risk Management
6 4 (16.67%) SDLC
6 4 (16.67%) Software Delivery
6 4 (16.67%) Technical Architecture
6 4 (16.67%) Test Management
6 4 (16.67%) Time Management
6 4 (16.67%) Validation
7 3 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (12.50%) Visualisation
Programming Languages
1 12 (50.00%) Perl
2 10 (41.67%) SQL
3 8 (33.33%) Bash Shell
4 7 (29.17%) sed
5 6 (25.00%) Java
6 5 (20.83%) PHP
6 5 (20.83%) PowerShell
7 4 (16.67%) JavaScript
7 4 (16.67%) Python
7 4 (16.67%) Scala
8 2 (8.33%) PL/SQL
9 1 (4.17%) C++
9 1 (4.17%) Go
9 1 (4.17%) Korn
9 1 (4.17%) VB
Qualifications
1 4 (16.67%) ITIL Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (4.17%) SLA
System Software
1 9 (37.50%) VMware Infrastructure
2 7 (29.17%) Active Directory
3 4 (16.67%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 4 (16.67%) VMware ESX
3 4 (16.67%) vSphere
4 2 (8.33%) Docker
4 2 (8.33%) LXC
Systems Management
1 12 (50.00%) Puppet
2 7 (29.17%) Nagios
3 5 (20.83%) Tivoli Storage Manager
4 4 (16.67%) NetBackup
4 4 (16.67%) vRealize
4 4 (16.67%) Zenoss
5 3 (12.50%) Control-M
5 3 (12.50%) Opscode Chef
6 2 (8.33%) Ansible
7 1 (4.17%) Opsview
Vendors
1 10 (41.67%) Red Hat
1 10 (41.67%) VMware
2 6 (25.00%) Oracle
3 5 (20.83%) NetApp
4 4 (16.67%) Brocade
4 4 (16.67%) Cisco
4 4 (16.67%) Dell
4 4 (16.67%) EMC
4 4 (16.67%) HP
4 4 (16.67%) Symantec
4 4 (16.67%) Veritas
5 3 (12.50%) Bloomberg
5 3 (12.50%) Reuters
6 2 (8.33%) Splunk