The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 29 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
3 months to
29 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 578 575 625
Rank change year-on-year -3 +50  
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 36 74 19
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.076% 0.14% 0.034%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.24% 0.48% 0.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 48 11
UK median daily rate £550 £513 £600
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +7.31% -14.58%  
10th Percentile £328 £305 £256
90th Percentile £636 £683 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £550 £413 £600
% change year-on-year +33.33% -31.25%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 6 2
UK median hourly rate - £36.00 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.00%  
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 with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15092 15313 15456
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.04% 28.51% 27.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 40585 42041 38676
UK median daily rate £434 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.21% +8.38%  
10th Percentile £306 £297 £269
90th Percentile £600 £575 £563
UK excluding London median daily rate £395 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +5.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 589 519 682
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -4.76%  
10th Percentile £19.25 £17.20 £16.61
90th Percentile £57.50 £48.76 £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

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

Job vacancy trend for Regular Expression 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 Regular Expression.

Contractor daily rate trend for Regular Expression in the UK

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Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regular Expression over the 3 months to 29 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regular Expression 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 Regular Expression.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regular Expression in the UK

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Top 7 Contract Locations

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 UK over the 3 months to 29 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
England +10 30 £550 - 8
UK excluding London +34 19 £550 +33.33% 5
London -1 16 £550 - 3
South East +19 12 £550 -4.34%
Scotland +20 5 £525 +64.06%
North of England +52 1 £225 -31.81% 3
East of England -6 1 - - 2

For the 6 months to 29 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 with a requirement for Regular Expression.

1 35 (40.70%) Windows
2 33 (38.37%) Linux
2 33 (38.37%) Splunk
3 29 (33.72%) Python
4 26 (30.23%) Analytics
5 21 (24.42%) Kalman Filter
5 21 (24.42%) Unix
5 21 (24.42%) Java
6 20 (23.26%) JavaScript
6 20 (23.26%) Cisco
7 16 (18.60%) Perl
7 16 (18.60%) SIEM
8 15 (17.44%) Bash Shell
8 15 (17.44%) HTTP
8 15 (17.44%) Finance
9 14 (16.28%) Big Data
9 14 (16.28%) Data Analytics
10 13 (15.12%) Shell Script
11 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
11 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
11 12 (13.95%) Firewall
11 12 (13.95%) Security Management
11 12 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
11 12 (13.95%) Network Security
12 11 (12.79%) PowerShell
12 11 (12.79%) Threat Management
12 11 (12.79%) XML
12 11 (12.79%) DNS
13 10 (11.63%) Intel
13 10 (11.63%) Configuration Management

Regular Expression
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 5 (5.81%) Apache
2 4 (4.65%) Apache Solr
2 4 (4.65%) Apache Spark
3 3 (3.49%) WebSphere
4 2 (2.33%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.16%) Apache Pig
5 1 (1.16%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (3.49%) Microsoft Excel
1 3 (3.49%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.16%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 6 (6.98%) Adobe Campaign
2 1 (1.16%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) Google Tag Manager
2 8 (9.30%) Amazon AWS
2 8 (9.30%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (2.33%) Google Analytics
4 1 (1.16%) Adobe Analytics
4 1 (1.16%) IaaS
Communications & Networking
1 15 (17.44%) HTTP
2 12 (13.95%) Firewall
2 12 (13.95%) Network Security
3 11 (12.79%) DNS
4 9 (10.47%) SAN
4 9 (10.47%) SSL
5 8 (9.30%) NetScaler
6 7 (8.14%) Wireless
7 2 (2.33%) Cisco ASA
7 2 (2.33%) FTP
7 2 (2.33%) SSH
7 2 (2.33%) Telnet
8 1 (1.16%) Internet
8 1 (1.16%) TCP/IP
8 1 (1.16%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (16.28%) Big Data
2 12 (13.95%) SQL Server
3 6 (6.98%) BusinessObjects
4 3 (3.49%) Data Mining
4 3 (3.49%) MongoDB
4 3 (3.49%) NoSQL
4 3 (3.49%) Parquet
5 2 (2.33%) Apache Hive
5 2 (2.33%) MS Access
6 1 (1.16%) Hadoop
6 1 (1.16%) HBase
Development Applications
1 8 (9.30%) Git (software)
2 3 (3.49%) Axure RP
2 3 (3.49%) Jasmine
2 3 (3.49%) JIRA
2 3 (3.49%) Mocha
3 2 (2.33%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 1 (1.16%) Jenkins
4 1 (1.16%) Maven
4 1 (1.16%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 15 (17.44%) Finance
2 7 (8.14%) Marketing
3 2 (2.33%) Banking
3 2 (2.33%) Legal
3 2 (2.33%) Publishing
3 2 (2.33%) Retail
3 2 (2.33%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 19 (22.09%) Consultant
2 15 (17.44%) Developer
3 13 (15.12%) Analyst
3 13 (15.12%) Splunk Consultant
4 8 (9.30%) Network Engineer
4 8 (9.30%) PowerShell Developer
5 7 (8.14%) Web Engineer
5 7 (8.14%) Web Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Analytics Manager
6 6 (6.98%) Information Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) JavaScript Engineer
6 6 (6.98%) Security Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Web Analytics Manager
7 5 (5.81%) Citrix Engineer
7 5 (5.81%) Information Security Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Security Consultant
8 4 (4.65%) Administrator
8 4 (4.65%) Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Splunk Administrator
9 3 (3.49%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (12.79%) XML
2 9 (10.47%) jQuery
3 7 (8.14%) HTML
4 5 (5.81%) CSS
5 3 (3.49%) Kafka
5 3 (3.49%) LESS
5 3 (3.49%) Lucene
5 3 (3.49%) Natural Language Processing
5 3 (3.49%) Node.js
5 3 (3.49%) Sass
5 3 (3.49%) XHTML
6 2 (2.33%) CPAN
6 2 (2.33%) Flash
6 2 (2.33%) Grok
6 2 (2.33%) JSON
7 1 (1.16%) .NET
7 1 (1.16%) Apache Avro
7 1 (1.16%) REST
7 1 (1.16%) WinForms
7 1 (1.16%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 12 (13.95%) Analytical Skills
2 8 (9.30%) Linux Command Line
3 7 (8.14%) Enterprise Software
4 5 (5.81%) User Experience
5 2 (2.33%) Computer Science
5 2 (2.33%) Digital Media
5 2 (2.33%) Hedge funds
5 2 (2.33%) Mobile App
5 2 (2.33%) Taxonomies
6 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
6 1 (1.16%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
6 1 (1.16%) Security Operations Centre
6 1 (1.16%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 35 (40.70%) Windows
2 33 (38.37%) Linux
3 21 (24.42%) Unix
4 8 (9.30%) Solaris
5 2 (2.33%) AIX
5 2 (2.33%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 1 (1.16%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (30.23%) Analytics
2 21 (24.42%) Kalman Filter
3 16 (18.60%) SIEM
4 14 (16.28%) Data Analytics
5 12 (13.95%) Security Management
6 11 (12.79%) Threat Management
7 10 (11.63%) Configuration Management
8 9 (10.47%) Data Loss Prevention
8 9 (10.47%) Data Modelling
8 9 (10.47%) Incident Management
9 8 (9.30%) API Integration
9 8 (9.30%) Email Filtering
9 8 (9.30%) Information Security
9 8 (9.30%) Load Balancing
9 8 (9.30%) Web Analytics
9 8 (9.30%) Web Filtering
9 8 (9.30%) Workflow
9 8 (9.30%) Workflow Management
10 7 (8.14%) Big Data Analytics
10 7 (8.14%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (33.72%) Python
2 21 (24.42%) Java
3 20 (23.26%) JavaScript
4 16 (18.60%) Perl
5 15 (17.44%) Bash Shell
6 13 (15.12%) Shell Script
7 11 (12.79%) PowerShell
8 9 (10.47%) C#
9 8 (9.30%) PHP
10 6 (6.98%) SQL
11 5 (5.81%) Ruby
12 2 (2.33%) Scala
12 2 (2.33%) sed
12 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
13 1 (1.16%) Groovy
Qualifications
1 2 (2.33%) CEH
1 2 (2.33%) CISSP
1 2 (2.33%) Computer Science Degree
1 2 (2.33%) Degree
1 2 (2.33%) SANS
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (5.81%) QA
2 1 (1.16%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 1 (1.16%) Virtual Desktop
Systems Management
1 10 (11.63%) Rsyslog
2 8 (9.30%) WMI
3 5 (5.81%) CFEngine
3 5 (5.81%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (5.81%) Nagios
3 5 (5.81%) Opscode Chef
3 5 (5.81%) Puppet
3 5 (5.81%) SCCM
4 2 (2.33%) BladeLogic
4 2 (2.33%) Tivoli
4 2 (2.33%) Tivoli Storage Manager
5 1 (1.16%) ArcSight ESM
5 1 (1.16%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 1 (1.16%) Nessus
5 1 (1.16%) Nmap
5 1 (1.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
Vendors
1 33 (38.37%) Splunk
2 20 (23.26%) Cisco
3 12 (13.95%) Microsoft
4 10 (11.63%) Intel
5 9 (10.47%) Google
5 9 (10.47%) McAfee
6 8 (9.30%) Adobe
6 8 (9.30%) CheckPoint
6 8 (9.30%) Citrix
6 8 (9.30%) Dell
6 8 (9.30%) Extreme Networks
7 3 (3.49%) PeopleSoft
8 2 (2.33%) Red Hat
8 2 (2.33%) Symantec
9 1 (1.16%) Cognos
9 1 (1.16%) EMC
9 1 (1.16%) HP
9 1 (1.16%) Omniture
9 1 (1.16%) Remedy
9 1 (1.16%) Teradata
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