Period
to 23 November 2017

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 6 months to 23 November 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
6 months to
23 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 854 837
Rank change year-on-year +24 -17 +7
Contract jobs citing AWK 57 37 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.035% 0.051%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.13% 0.087% 0.13%
Number of daily rates quoted 27 23 34
UK median daily rate £475 £390 £373
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +21.79% +4.70% -11.83%
10th Percentile £343 £350 £261
90th Percentile £658 £498 £495
UK excluding London median daily rate £383 £363 £363
% change year-on-year +5.52% - +0.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 3
UK median hourly rate £44.62 - £37.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £37.00

AWK is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 43210 42451 43594
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 41.91% 40.33% 38.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 30200 29151 29477
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
10th Percentile £308 £283 £269
90th Percentile £638 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £370
% change year-on-year +6.67% +1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 801 886 1045
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +0.13% +20.81%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.44 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.50 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.75 £37.50
% change year-on-year +5.96% +0.67% +19.05%

AWK
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing AWK as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for AWK in the UK

AWK
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

AWK
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing AWK over the 6 months to 23 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for AWK in the UK

AWK
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

AWK
Top 10 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 6 months to 23 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +38 57 £475 +21.79% 3
UK excluding London +51 29 £383 +5.52% 2
London -9 28 £490 +8.89% 1
South East +14 10 £391 -21.75% 2
Midlands +30 8 £375 -16.67%
East of England -12 8 £334 -11.00%
West Midlands - 8 £375 -
North of England +61 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
South West -8 1 £218 -37.86%

For the 6 months to 23 November 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 46 (80.70%) SQL
2 35 (61.40%) sed
3 32 (56.14%) Perl
3 32 (56.14%) Linux
4 30 (52.63%) Unix
5 29 (50.88%) XML
6 24 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
7 22 (38.60%) Validation
8 21 (36.84%) Oracle
9 18 (31.58%) Windows
9 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
10 17 (29.82%) Python
11 16 (28.07%) Shell Script
11 16 (28.07%) PowerShell
11 16 (28.07%) Data Analysis
12 15 (26.32%) Korn
12 15 (26.32%) SC Cleared
12 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
12 15 (26.32%) VBScript
13 14 (24.56%) Java
13 14 (24.56%) Data Warehouse
13 14 (24.56%) ETL
13 14 (24.56%) SAS
13 14 (24.56%) Star Schema
13 14 (24.56%) PostgreSQL
13 14 (24.56%) Scrum
13 14 (24.56%) HP
13 14 (24.56%) Greenplum
13 14 (24.56%) SAS Macro
13 14 (24.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide

AWK
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 14 (24.56%) SAS
2 6 (10.53%) JBoss
2 6 (10.53%) Tomcat
3 3 (5.26%) OpenStack
4 2 (3.51%) Apache Spark
4 2 (3.51%) CMS
5 1 (1.75%) Apache
5 1 (1.75%) DataSynapse
5 1 (1.75%) IIS
5 1 (1.75%) nginx
5 1 (1.75%) WebSphere
Applications
1 15 (26.32%) Microsoft Excel
2 2 (3.51%) SPSS
2 2 (3.51%) Weka
3 1 (1.75%) Doxygen
3 1 (1.75%) Spreadsheet
Business Applications
1 5 (8.77%) BusinessWorks
1 5 (8.77%) Kondor
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon CloudWatch
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon Glacier
1 1 (1.75%) Amazon S3
1 1 (1.75%) AWS CloudFormation
1 1 (1.75%) Google Cloud Platform
1 1 (1.75%) Route 53
1 1 (1.75%) Virtual Private Cloud
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.77%) Fibre Channel
1 5 (8.77%) TETRA
2 2 (3.51%) LDAP
2 2 (3.51%) SAN
3 1 (1.75%) Firewall
3 1 (1.75%) FTP
3 1 (1.75%) HTTP
3 1 (1.75%) iSCSI
3 1 (1.75%) Kerberos
3 1 (1.75%) OpenLDAP
3 1 (1.75%) PuTTY
3 1 (1.75%) SNMP
3 1 (1.75%) SSH
3 1 (1.75%) Telnet
3 1 (1.75%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (24.56%) Data Warehouse
1 14 (24.56%) PostgreSQL
1 14 (24.56%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 14 (24.56%) Star Schema
2 8 (14.04%) TimesTen
3 7 (12.28%) DB2
4 5 (8.77%) DbVisualizer
4 5 (8.77%) Sybase ASE
5 2 (3.51%) Data Mining
5 2 (3.51%) KNIME
5 2 (3.51%) STATISTICA
6 1 (1.75%) Amazon RDS
6 1 (1.75%) Big Data
6 1 (1.75%) MySQL
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.75%) Oracle Database 11g
6 1 (1.75%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.75%) SAS Data Integration Studio
6 1 (1.75%) SQL Server
6 1 (1.75%) VoltDB
Development Applications
1 8 (14.04%) Git (software)
2 7 (12.28%) JIRA
3 6 (10.53%) JMeter
3 6 (10.53%) Subversion
4 5 (8.77%) JIRA Agile
4 5 (8.77%) LoadRunner
4 5 (8.77%) Maven
4 5 (8.77%) The Grinder
5 4 (7.02%) Visual Studio
6 3 (5.26%) Ant
6 3 (5.26%) Jenkins
7 1 (1.75%) Cucumber
7 1 (1.75%) GCC
7 1 (1.75%) GDB
7 1 (1.75%) Selenium
7 1 (1.75%) TeamCity
General
1 8 (14.04%) Finance
2 5 (8.77%) Banking
2 5 (8.77%) Games
3 4 (7.02%) Back Office
4 2 (3.51%) Financial Institution
4 2 (3.51%) Investment Banking
4 2 (3.51%) Retail Banking
5 1 (1.75%) Front Office
5 1 (1.75%) Law
5 1 (1.75%) Legal
5 1 (1.75%) Manufacturing
5 1 (1.75%) Prime Brokerage
5 1 (1.75%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 14 (24.56%) Data Engineer
2 11 (19.30%) Developer
2 11 (19.30%) Senior Data Engineer
3 7 (12.28%) Administrator
3 7 (12.28%) Analyst
3 7 (12.28%) Consultant
4 6 (10.53%) Architect
4 6 (10.53%) Operational Support Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Operations Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Operations Support Analyst
4 6 (10.53%) Support Analyst
5 5 (8.77%) Performance Consultant
5 5 (8.77%) Systems Administrator
5 5 (8.77%) Unix Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Integration Engineer
6 4 (7.02%) Java Developer
6 4 (7.02%) Linux Administrator
6 4 (7.02%) Smart Metering Architect
7 3 (5.26%) Software Integration Engineer
7 3 (5.26%) TIBCO Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (50.88%) XML
2 14 (24.56%) REST
3 8 (14.04%) XSLT
4 5 (8.77%) JMS
4 5 (8.77%) Middleware
5 3 (5.26%) .NET
5 3 (5.26%) DOM
5 3 (5.26%) Regular Expression
5 3 (5.26%) Spring Boot
6 2 (3.51%) ggplot
6 2 (3.51%) Lucene
6 2 (3.51%) Matplotlib
6 2 (3.51%) Natural Language Processing
6 2 (3.51%) NumPy
6 2 (3.51%) Pandas
6 2 (3.51%) scikit-learn
6 2 (3.51%) SciPy
6 2 (3.51%) SOAP
6 2 (3.51%) Spring
6 2 (3.51%) TIBCO EMS
Miscellaneous
1 8 (14.04%) Computer Science
2 6 (10.53%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (8.77%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
4 4 (7.02%) Smart Meter
5 3 (5.26%) Driving Licence
6 2 (3.51%) Management Information System
6 2 (3.51%) SWIFT
7 1 (1.75%) Clustering
7 1 (1.75%) Data Centre
7 1 (1.75%) Fintech
7 1 (1.75%) Grid Computing
7 1 (1.75%) Linux Command Line
7 1 (1.75%) Market Risk
7 1 (1.75%) PKI
Operating Systems
1 32 (56.14%) Linux
2 30 (52.63%) Unix
3 18 (31.58%) Windows
4 11 (19.30%) Solaris
5 7 (12.28%) CentOS
6 6 (10.53%) AIX
7 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 3 (5.26%) Windows 10
8 3 (5.26%) Windows 7
8 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2008
8 3 (5.26%) Windows Server 2012
9 2 (3.51%) Debian
9 2 (3.51%) Ubuntu
10 1 (1.75%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (42.11%) Agile Software Development
2 22 (38.60%) Validation
3 16 (28.07%) Data Analysis
4 14 (24.56%) Data Integration
4 14 (24.56%) ETL
4 14 (24.56%) Scrum
4 14 (24.56%) SQL Optimisation
5 10 (17.54%) Disaster Recovery
5 10 (17.54%) Statistics
6 8 (14.04%) Incident Management
6 8 (14.04%) Mathematics
6 8 (14.04%) Proactive Monitoring
7 7 (12.28%) Change Management
8 6 (10.53%) Integration Testing
8 6 (10.53%) Risk Management
9 5 (8.77%) Performance Monitoring
9 5 (8.77%) Performance Testing
9 5 (8.77%) Root Cause Analysis
9 5 (8.77%) Unit Testing
9 5 (8.77%) User Acceptance Testing
Programming Languages
1 46 (80.70%) SQL
2 35 (61.40%) sed
3 32 (56.14%) Perl
4 17 (29.82%) Python
5 16 (28.07%) PowerShell
5 16 (28.07%) Shell Script
6 15 (26.32%) Korn
6 15 (26.32%) VBScript
7 14 (24.56%) Java
7 14 (24.56%) SAS Macro
8 13 (22.81%) Bash Shell
9 5 (8.77%) Bourne shell
9 5 (8.77%) PHP
10 4 (7.02%) R
11 3 (5.26%) VB
12 2 (3.51%) VB.NET
13 1 (1.75%) C
13 1 (1.75%) C#
13 1 (1.75%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.75%) VBA
Qualifications
1 18 (31.58%) Security Cleared
2 15 (26.32%) SC Cleared
3 9 (15.79%) Degree
4 5 (8.77%) OCA
4 5 (8.77%) OCP
4 5 (8.77%) Oracle Certification
4 5 (8.77%) RHCE
4 5 (8.77%) RHCSA
5 4 (7.02%) Master's Degree
6 1 (1.75%) Numerate Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (24.56%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (8.77%) GlusterFS
1 5 (8.77%) Veritas Cluster Server
2 4 (7.02%) VMware Infrastructure
3 3 (5.26%) Active Directory
3 3 (5.26%) Virtual Machines
3 3 (5.26%) VMware ESXi
4 1 (1.75%) iptables
Systems Management
1 5 (8.77%) Grafana
1 5 (8.77%) NetBackup
1 5 (8.77%) Oracle ZFS
1 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Satellite
1 5 (8.77%) Red Hat Spacewalk
1 5 (8.77%) Veritas Storage Foundation
2 3 (5.26%) Perfmon
3 1 (1.75%) Ansible
3 1 (1.75%) Control-M
3 1 (1.75%) HAProxy
3 1 (1.75%) HP Operations Orchestration
3 1 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (1.75%) Puppet
3 1 (1.75%) SELinux
3 1 (1.75%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 21 (36.84%) Oracle
2 14 (24.56%) Greenplum
2 14 (24.56%) HP
3 9 (15.79%) VMware
4 8 (14.04%) Comptel
4 8 (14.04%) Remedy
5 6 (10.53%) EMC
6 5 (8.77%) AppDynamics
6 5 (8.77%) Brocade
6 5 (8.77%) Dynatrace
6 5 (8.77%) New Relic
6 5 (8.77%) Red Hat
6 5 (8.77%) StorageTek
6 5 (8.77%) Sun
6 5 (8.77%) Sybase
6 5 (8.77%) TIBCO
6 5 (8.77%) Veritas
7 4 (7.02%) Misys
8 2 (3.51%) Bloomberg
8 2 (3.51%) Reuters