Period
to 24 November 2017

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 24 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.

Regular Expressions (Regex)
UK
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 784 771 859
Rank change year-on-year -13 +88 -52
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 112 115 35
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.11% 0.11% 0.031%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% 0.36% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 78 21
UK median daily rate £430 £388 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.97% +13.97% +3.03%
10th Percentile £350 £308 £270
90th Percentile £638 £579 £485
UK excluding London median daily rate £403 £360 £400
% change year-on-year +11.81% -10.00% +14.29%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
UK median hourly rate - £35.50 £80.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -55.63% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £35.50 -

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 32931 31938 32467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 31.95% 30.42% 28.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 23241 22116 22267
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 375 372 557
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +5.26% +1.33% +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.60 £14.44 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.80 £54.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +9.33% - +10.74%

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 24 November 2017.

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 24 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 -11 96 £430 +8.86% 12
UK excluding London +45 67 £403 +11.81% 6
London -23 43 £438 +12.90% 6
South East +7 25 £440 +33.33% 5
North of England +67 19 £374 -9.79% 1
Scotland +6 14 £525 +72.13%
North West +35 13 £370 -12.02% 1
East of England 0 7 £355 -21.11%
Yorkshire - 6 £650 -
South West -1 2 £218 -

For the 6 months to 24 November 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 70 (62.50%) Linux
2 51 (45.54%) Python
3 47 (41.96%) Unix
4 46 (41.07%) Java
5 41 (36.61%) Splunk
6 37 (33.04%) JavaScript
7 36 (32.14%) Firewall
8 31 (27.68%) Perl
9 29 (25.89%) SIEM
10 28 (25.00%) HTML
11 27 (24.11%) Windows
12 26 (23.21%) DNS
12 26 (23.21%) Bash Shell
13 24 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
14 23 (20.54%) Analytics
14 23 (20.54%) Big Data
14 23 (20.54%) XML
15 21 (18.75%) Finance
16 20 (17.86%) CSS
16 20 (17.86%) Data Modelling
16 20 (17.86%) Git (software)
16 20 (17.86%) Kalman Filter
17 19 (16.96%) Shell Script
18 18 (16.07%) Cisco
19 17 (15.18%) Citrix
19 17 (15.18%) SSL
19 17 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
19 17 (15.18%) Network Security
19 17 (15.18%) Front End Development
20 16 (14.29%) Email Filtering

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 12 (10.71%) Apache Spark
2 5 (4.46%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (3.57%) WebSphere
4 2 (1.79%) CMS
4 2 (1.79%) Sitecore CMS
4 2 (1.79%) WordPress
5 1 (0.89%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Photoshop
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft Office
2 1 (0.89%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 2 (1.79%) Oracle BPM
Cloud Services
1 12 (10.71%) Amazon AWS
2 9 (8.04%) GitHub
3 7 (6.25%) AWS Lambda
3 7 (6.25%) Serverless
4 4 (3.57%) Microsoft Azure
5 3 (2.68%) Google Cloud Platform
6 2 (1.79%) Google Analytics
6 2 (1.79%) Google Tag Manager
6 2 (1.79%) npm
7 1 (0.89%) AdWords
Communications & Networking
1 36 (32.14%) Firewall
2 26 (23.21%) DNS
3 17 (15.18%) Network Security
3 17 (15.18%) SSL
4 14 (12.50%) NetScaler
5 13 (11.61%) DHCP
6 12 (10.71%) Internet
7 11 (9.82%) HTTP
8 10 (8.93%) Wireless
9 3 (2.68%) HTTPS
9 3 (2.68%) NAS
9 3 (2.68%) SAN
9 3 (2.68%) SNMP
9 3 (2.68%) SSH
10 2 (1.79%) FTP
10 2 (1.79%) LDAP
10 2 (1.79%) TCP/IP
10 2 (1.79%) Telnet
11 1 (0.89%) Intrusion Detection
11 1 (0.89%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (20.54%) Big Data
2 12 (10.71%) Parquet
3 9 (8.04%) SQL Server
4 8 (7.14%) BusinessObjects
5 7 (6.25%) Redis
6 5 (4.46%) Hadoop
6 5 (4.46%) Relational Database
6 5 (4.46%) SQL Server 2014
7 4 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
8 2 (1.79%) Oracle Database
9 1 (0.89%) Apache Hive
9 1 (0.89%) HBase
Development Applications
1 20 (17.86%) Git (software)
2 13 (11.61%) JIRA
3 8 (7.14%) Visual Studio
4 7 (6.25%) Grunt
4 7 (6.25%) Mocha
5 6 (5.36%) Selenium
6 2 (1.79%) Jenkins
7 1 (0.89%) Axure RP
7 1 (0.89%) Jasmine
7 1 (0.89%) Maven
7 1 (0.89%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 21 (18.75%) Finance
2 7 (6.25%) Banking
3 3 (2.68%) Financial Institution
4 2 (1.79%) Marketing
4 2 (1.79%) Retail
4 2 (1.79%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.89%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 30 (26.79%) Developer
2 23 (20.54%) Splunk Engineer
3 16 (14.29%) Security Engineer
4 15 (13.39%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
5 14 (12.50%) Consultant
5 14 (12.50%) Network Engineer
6 8 (7.14%) Administrator
6 8 (7.14%) Java Engineer
7 7 (6.25%) Architect
7 7 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
8 6 (5.36%) Linux Engineer
8 6 (5.36%) Splunk Consultant
9 5 (4.46%) Splunk Administrator
9 5 (4.46%) Support Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Technical Engineer
9 5 (4.46%) Technical Support
9 5 (4.46%) Technical Support Engineer
10 4 (3.57%) Linux Administrator
10 4 (3.57%) Linux Support
10 4 (3.57%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (25.00%) HTML
2 23 (20.54%) XML
3 20 (17.86%) CSS
4 15 (13.39%) JSON
5 12 (10.71%) jQuery
5 12 (10.71%) Kafka
6 11 (9.82%) Grok
7 10 (8.93%) HTML5
7 10 (8.93%) Node.js
7 10 (8.93%) Sass
8 9 (8.04%) CSS3
8 9 (8.04%) DOM
8 9 (8.04%) Semantic HTML
9 8 (7.14%) Web Services
10 7 (6.25%) .NET
10 7 (6.25%) Nunjucks
11 6 (5.36%) AngularJS
11 6 (5.36%) Chai
11 6 (5.36%) JSON Schema
11 6 (5.36%) Nightwatchjs
Miscellaneous
1 24 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (10.71%) User Experience
3 11 (9.82%) Linux Command Line
4 7 (6.25%) Security Operations Centre
5 5 (4.46%) Management Information System
6 4 (3.57%) Computer Science
6 4 (3.57%) Taxonomies
7 2 (1.79%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (1.79%) NHS
8 1 (0.89%) Client/Server
8 1 (0.89%) Data Centre
8 1 (0.89%) Data Structures
8 1 (0.89%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.89%) PDA
8 1 (0.89%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 70 (62.50%) Linux
2 47 (41.96%) Unix
3 27 (24.11%) Windows
4 13 (11.61%) CentOS
4 13 (11.61%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 8 (7.14%) Solaris
6 3 (2.68%) SUSE
6 3 (2.68%) Windows Server
7 1 (0.89%) AIX
7 1 (0.89%) Android
7 1 (0.89%) HPUX
7 1 (0.89%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (25.89%) SIEM
2 23 (20.54%) Analytics
3 20 (17.86%) Data Modelling
3 20 (17.86%) Kalman Filter
4 17 (15.18%) Agile Software Development
4 17 (15.18%) Front End Development
5 16 (14.29%) Cybersecurity
5 16 (14.29%) Email Filtering
6 15 (13.39%) Capacity Planning
6 15 (13.39%) Configuration Management
6 15 (13.39%) SDLC
7 13 (11.61%) User Acceptance Testing
7 13 (11.61%) Vulnerability Scanning
8 11 (9.82%) Anomaly Detection
8 11 (9.82%) Content Management
8 11 (9.82%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (9.82%) Load Balancing
8 11 (9.82%) Performance Analysis
8 11 (9.82%) Security Operations
8 11 (9.82%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 51 (45.54%) Python
2 46 (41.07%) Java
3 37 (33.04%) JavaScript
4 31 (27.68%) Perl
5 26 (23.21%) Bash Shell
6 19 (16.96%) Shell Script
7 13 (11.61%) SQL
8 10 (8.93%) C#
9 6 (5.36%) ES6
9 6 (5.36%) PHP
10 5 (4.46%) C++
10 5 (4.46%) Ruby
11 3 (2.68%) AWK
11 3 (2.68%) R
11 3 (2.68%) VB
12 2 (1.79%) BeanShell
12 2 (1.79%) T-SQL
12 2 (1.79%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.89%) PowerShell
13 1 (0.89%) Scala
Qualifications
1 16 (14.29%) CISSP
2 13 (11.61%) CEH
2 13 (11.61%) SANS
3 7 (6.25%) Security Cleared
4 6 (5.36%) Degree
5 4 (3.57%) Computer Science Degree
6 2 (1.79%) GCIA
6 2 (1.79%) GCIH
6 2 (1.79%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.89%) CCIE
7 1 (0.89%) CCNA
7 1 (0.89%) CCNP
7 1 (0.89%) Cisco Certification
7 1 (0.89%) DBS Check
7 1 (0.89%) GIAC
7 1 (0.89%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (12.50%) QA
2 3 (2.68%) GCP
2 3 (2.68%) Sarbanes-Oxley
3 2 (1.79%) COBIT
3 2 (1.79%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 1 (0.89%) NIST 800
4 1 (0.89%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 6 (5.36%) Docker
2 4 (3.57%) Active Directory
3 3 (2.68%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 3 (2.68%) Virtual Desktop
4 2 (1.79%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (11.61%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (11.61%) Puppet
2 9 (8.04%) Ansible
3 8 (7.14%) Rsyslog
4 6 (5.36%) ArcSight ESM
4 6 (5.36%) Nagios
5 5 (4.46%) CFEngine
5 5 (4.46%) HP SiteScope
5 5 (4.46%) Rancher
5 5 (4.46%) SCCM
6 3 (2.68%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
6 3 (2.68%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
7 2 (1.79%) Netcool
7 2 (1.79%) Netcool/OMNIbus
7 2 (1.79%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
7 2 (1.79%) Tivoli
8 1 (0.89%) Business Desktop Deployment
8 1 (0.89%) CSIRT
8 1 (0.89%) Graylog
8 1 (0.89%) Terraform
Vendors
1 41 (36.61%) Splunk
2 18 (16.07%) Cisco
3 17 (15.18%) Citrix
4 11 (9.82%) CheckPoint
4 11 (9.82%) Dell
4 11 (9.82%) Extreme Networks
5 10 (8.93%) ArcSight
5 10 (8.93%) HP
6 8 (7.14%) Intel
7 7 (6.25%) EMC
7 7 (6.25%) Microsoft
8 5 (4.46%) IBM
9 4 (3.57%) McAfee
9 4 (3.57%) Oracle
9 4 (3.57%) PeopleSoft
10 3 (2.68%) FireEye
10 3 (2.68%) Red Hat
10 3 (2.68%) Symantec
10 3 (2.68%) Veritas
10 3 (2.68%) WorldPay