Period
to 20 February 2018

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 6 months to 20 February 2018 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
6 months to
20 Feb 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 751 719 821
Rank change year-on-year -32 +102 -7
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 118 124 58
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.13% 0.054%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.36% 0.41% 0.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 90 44
UK median daily rate £440 £400 £365
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.05% +9.59% +12.31%
10th Percentile £350 £334 £313
90th Percentile £638 £625 £546
UK excluding London median daily rate £425 £393 £349
% change year-on-year +8.28% +12.54% +7.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Regular Expression is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 32,373 30,060 31,002
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.88% 31.54% 28.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,070 20,810 21,473
UK median daily rate £463 £425 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +2.41% +3.75%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £281
90th Percentile £625 £600 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £375
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 344 339 543
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +3.90% +10.00%
10th Percentile £18.33 £15.45 £16.25
90th Percentile £56.93 £52.00 £56.91
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.81 £38.75 £38.75
% change year-on-year +7.88% - +10.71%

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

Regular Expression
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

Regular Expression
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regular Expression over the 6 months to 20 February 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Regular Expression in the UK

Regular Expression
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

Regular Expression
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 Regular Expression within the UK over the 6 months to 20 February 2018. 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 -48 109 £440 +10.00% 13
UK excluding London +12 67 £425 +8.28% 6
London -52 48 £550 +37.50% 8
South East -14 32 £440 +21.38%
North of England +46 21 £438 +5.42% 3
Yorkshire - 12 £613 - 1
North West +12 9 £352 -15.18% 2
Scotland -13 6 £400 -11.11%
East of England -9 5 £309 -32.88% 1
South West - 3 £284 - 1

For the 6 months to 20 February 2018, IT contractor jobs citing Regular Expression also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads with a requirement for Regular Expression.

1 61 (51.69%) Linux
2 51 (43.22%) Python
3 45 (38.14%) Java
4 43 (36.44%) Unix
5 38 (32.20%) Splunk
6 35 (29.66%) Windows
7 31 (26.27%) Bash Shell
8 28 (23.73%) SIEM
9 26 (22.03%) Firewall
10 23 (19.49%) JavaScript
10 23 (19.49%) Analytical Skills
11 21 (17.80%) DNS
12 20 (16.95%) ArcSight
12 20 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
13 19 (16.10%) Network Security
13 19 (16.10%) SSL
13 19 (16.10%) Big Data
13 19 (16.10%) Analytics
14 18 (15.25%) Cybersecurity
14 18 (15.25%) Kalman Filter
14 18 (15.25%) Internet
14 18 (15.25%) Information Security
14 18 (15.25%) CISSP
14 18 (15.25%) Test Automation
15 17 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
15 17 (14.41%) Load Balancing
15 17 (14.41%) Cisco
15 17 (14.41%) Email Filtering
16 16 (13.56%) Citrix
17 15 (12.71%) Finance

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 9 (7.63%) Apache Spark
2 4 (3.39%) WebSphere
3 2 (1.69%) Apache Solr
3 2 (1.69%) CMS
3 2 (1.69%) Sitecore CMS
3 2 (1.69%) WordPress
4 1 (0.85%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 1 (0.85%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Chatbot
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.85%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 1 (0.85%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (1.69%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 17 (14.41%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (7.63%) AWS Lambda
2 9 (7.63%) Microsoft Azure
2 9 (7.63%) Serverless
3 3 (2.54%) AWS CloudFormation
3 3 (2.54%) GitHub
4 2 (1.69%) Google Analytics
4 2 (1.69%) Google Cloud Platform
4 2 (1.69%) Google Tag Manager
5 1 (0.85%) AdWords
5 1 (0.85%) Azure Machine Learning
Communications & Networking
1 26 (22.03%) Firewall
2 21 (17.80%) DNS
3 19 (16.10%) Network Security
3 19 (16.10%) SSL
4 18 (15.25%) Internet
5 15 (12.71%) NetScaler
6 14 (11.86%) DHCP
7 11 (9.32%) Wireless
8 8 (6.78%) SMS
9 7 (5.93%) HTTP
10 3 (2.54%) HTTPS
10 3 (2.54%) SNMP
10 3 (2.54%) SSH
11 2 (1.69%) FTP
11 2 (1.69%) NAS
11 2 (1.69%) SAN
11 2 (1.69%) TCP/IP
11 2 (1.69%) Telnet
12 1 (0.85%) Intrusion Detection
12 1 (0.85%) tcpdump
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (16.10%) Big Data
2 10 (8.47%) Redis
3 9 (7.63%) BusinessObjects
4 7 (5.93%) Hadoop
4 7 (5.93%) Parquet
5 4 (3.39%) SQL Server
6 2 (1.69%) Data Warehouse
6 2 (1.69%) Oracle Database
6 2 (1.69%) SAP BW
6 2 (1.69%) SAP Data Services
7 1 (0.85%) Apache Hive
7 1 (0.85%) HBase
7 1 (0.85%) Power BI
7 1 (0.85%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 14 (11.86%) Git (software)
2 11 (9.32%) Selenium
3 8 (6.78%) Mocha
4 6 (5.08%) Grunt
4 6 (5.08%) JIRA
5 4 (3.39%) Appium
5 4 (3.39%) JMeter
5 4 (3.39%) Selendroid
6 3 (2.54%) Jenkins
6 3 (2.54%) Visual Studio
General
1 15 (12.71%) Finance
2 10 (8.47%) Banking
3 6 (5.08%) Telecoms
4 2 (1.69%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.69%) Investment Banking
4 2 (1.69%) Marketing
4 2 (1.69%) Publishing
5 1 (0.85%) German Language
5 1 (0.85%) Retail
5 1 (0.85%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 19 (16.10%) Developer
2 18 (15.25%) Consultant
3 15 (12.71%) Network Engineer
4 13 (11.02%) Splunk Engineer
5 12 (10.17%) Architect
6 10 (8.47%) ArcSight Engineer
6 10 (8.47%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (6.78%) JavaScript Developer
7 8 (6.78%) Security Engineer
8 7 (5.93%) Splunk Consultant
9 6 (5.08%) Administrator
9 6 (5.08%) Analyst
9 6 (5.08%) Java Engineer
9 6 (5.08%) Splunk Specialist
9 6 (5.08%) Technical Specialist
10 5 (4.24%) ArcSight Expert
10 5 (4.24%) SIEM Engineer
10 5 (4.24%) Subject Matter Expert
11 4 (3.39%) 3rd Line Engineer
11 4 (3.39%) Splunk Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (11.02%) JSON
2 12 (10.17%) XML
3 9 (7.63%) Node.js
3 9 (7.63%) Nunjucks
4 8 (6.78%) bluebird
4 8 (6.78%) Chai
4 8 (6.78%) Express
4 8 (6.78%) JSON Schema
4 8 (6.78%) Kafka
4 8 (6.78%) Nightwatchjs
5 7 (5.93%) HTML
5 7 (5.93%) REST
6 6 (5.08%) Grok
6 6 (5.08%) lodash
6 6 (5.08%) Web Services
7 4 (3.39%) CSS
7 4 (3.39%) jQuery
7 4 (3.39%) Spring
8 3 (2.54%) RESTful
8 3 (2.54%) Spring Batch
Miscellaneous
1 23 (19.49%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (11.02%) Linux Command Line
3 8 (6.78%) Management Information System
3 8 (6.78%) Security Operations Centre
4 6 (5.08%) Computer Science
5 4 (3.39%) Client/Server
5 4 (3.39%) Taxonomies
5 4 (3.39%) User Experience
6 3 (2.54%) Enterprise Software
6 3 (2.54%) PDA
7 2 (1.69%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.85%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.85%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.85%) e-Learning
Operating Systems
1 61 (51.69%) Linux
2 43 (36.44%) Unix
3 35 (29.66%) Windows
4 15 (12.71%) CentOS
4 15 (12.71%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 7 (5.93%) Solaris
6 4 (3.39%) Android
7 2 (1.69%) SUSE
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (23.73%) SIEM
2 20 (16.95%) Agile Software Development
3 19 (16.10%) Analytics
4 18 (15.25%) Cybersecurity
4 18 (15.25%) Information Security
4 18 (15.25%) Kalman Filter
4 18 (15.25%) Test Automation
5 17 (14.41%) Email Filtering
5 17 (14.41%) Load Balancing
6 14 (11.86%) Change Management
6 14 (11.86%) Data Modelling
6 14 (11.86%) Use Case
6 14 (11.86%) Vulnerability Scanning
7 13 (11.02%) Configuration Management
8 11 (9.32%) Customer Requirements
9 10 (8.47%) DevOps
9 10 (8.47%) Front End Development
9 10 (8.47%) Security Monitoring
9 10 (8.47%) Security Operations
9 10 (8.47%) Threat Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 51 (43.22%) Python
2 45 (38.14%) Java
3 31 (26.27%) Bash Shell
4 23 (19.49%) JavaScript
5 14 (11.86%) Perl
6 9 (7.63%) Shell Script
6 9 (7.63%) SQL
7 8 (6.78%) Ruby
8 7 (5.93%) ES6
9 5 (4.24%) R
10 4 (3.39%) AWK
10 4 (3.39%) PHP
10 4 (3.39%) VB
11 3 (2.54%) C
11 3 (2.54%) PowerShell
12 2 (1.69%) BeanShell
12 2 (1.69%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.85%) Groovy
13 1 (0.85%) Scala
Qualifications
1 18 (15.25%) CISSP
2 12 (10.17%) Degree
2 12 (10.17%) SANS
3 9 (7.63%) CEH
3 9 (7.63%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.08%) Computer Science Degree
5 5 (4.24%) GIAC
6 4 (3.39%) SC Cleared
7 3 (2.54%) CISA
7 3 (2.54%) CISM
8 2 (1.69%) GCIA
8 2 (1.69%) GCIH
8 2 (1.69%) Master's Degree
8 2 (1.69%) PMI Certification
8 2 (1.69%) PMP
9 1 (0.85%) CCIE
9 1 (0.85%) CCNP
9 1 (0.85%) Cisco Certification
9 1 (0.85%) DBS Check
9 1 (0.85%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.93%) QA
2 4 (3.39%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 4 (3.39%) PCI DSS
3 2 (1.69%) COBIT
3 2 (1.69%) GCP
3 2 (1.69%) Sarbanes-Oxley
4 1 (0.85%) GDPR
4 1 (0.85%) NIST 800
System Software
1 5 (4.24%) Docker
2 2 (1.69%) Active Directory
2 2 (1.69%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 1 (0.85%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (11.02%) Puppet
2 11 (9.32%) Opscode Chef
3 10 (8.47%) Ansible
3 10 (8.47%) Rsyslog
4 9 (7.63%) Nagios
5 7 (5.93%) ArcSight ESM
6 5 (4.24%) HP SiteScope
6 5 (4.24%) SCCM
6 5 (4.24%) Terraform
7 3 (2.54%) CFEngine
7 3 (2.54%) Kubernetes
7 3 (2.54%) Mesos
8 2 (1.69%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
8 2 (1.69%) Netcool
8 2 (1.69%) Netcool/OMNIbus
8 2 (1.69%) Oozie
8 2 (1.69%) Tivoli
9 1 (0.85%) CSIRT
9 1 (0.85%) Graylog
9 1 (0.85%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 38 (32.20%) Splunk
2 20 (16.95%) ArcSight
3 17 (14.41%) Cisco
4 16 (13.56%) Citrix
5 12 (10.17%) CheckPoint
5 12 (10.17%) Dell
5 12 (10.17%) Extreme Networks
6 10 (8.47%) Intel
7 9 (7.63%) HP
7 9 (7.63%) Microsoft
8 6 (5.08%) Red Hat
9 5 (4.24%) McAfee
9 5 (4.24%) Oracle
10 4 (3.39%) Fortinet
10 4 (3.39%) IBM
10 4 (3.39%) PeopleSoft
11 3 (2.54%) EMC
12 2 (1.69%) SAP
12 2 (1.69%) Teradata
12 2 (1.69%) Veritas