Period
to 23 September 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 23 September 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
23 Sep 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 755 745 871
Rank change year-on-year -10 +126 -62
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 95 138 30
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.097% 0.13% 0.026%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.30% 0.43% 0.094%
Number of daily rates quoted 62 84 18
UK median daily rate £488 £419 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.42% -20.24% +61.54%
10th Percentile £350 £305 £266
90th Percentile £638 £609 £638
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £360 £500
% change year-on-year +45.83% -28.00% +48.15%
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 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 31423 31781 31842
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.09% 29.58% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 21842 22187 21586
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +3.23%
10th Percentile £310 £295 £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 386 379 519
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.04
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.11% -2.81% +5.83%
10th Percentile £16.38 £13.45 £14.25
90th Percentile £53.75 £50.00 £52.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £36.00 £37.45
% change year-on-year +11.11% -3.87% +14.79%

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 23 September 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 9 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 23 September 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 +9 79 £488 +8.33% 7
UK excluding London +21 50 £525 +45.83% 3
London -3 44 £444 +1.43% 4
North of England +76 15 £375 +13.64%
South East +22 15 £550 +57.14% 2
Scotland +12 15 £525 +69.35%
North West +40 10 £370 -32.73%
Yorkshire +34 5 £650 -
East of England -7 5 £365 -19.78%

For the 6 months to 23 September 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 56 (58.95%) Linux
2 52 (54.74%) Splunk
3 50 (52.63%) Python
4 48 (50.53%) Java
5 44 (46.32%) Unix
6 34 (35.79%) JavaScript
7 33 (34.74%) Windows
8 30 (31.58%) Bash Shell
9 29 (30.53%) SIEM
9 29 (30.53%) Perl
10 28 (29.47%) HTML
10 28 (29.47%) Big Data
11 27 (28.42%) Analytics
12 26 (27.37%) Finance
13 24 (25.26%) Analytical Skills
14 22 (23.16%) Git (software)
15 21 (22.11%) XML
15 21 (22.11%) CSS
16 20 (21.05%) Shell Script
17 19 (20.00%) Data Modelling
18 17 (17.89%) Firewall
19 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
19 16 (16.84%) Configuration Management
20 15 (15.79%) Security Management
20 15 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
20 15 (15.79%) SDLC
20 15 (15.79%) Front End Development
21 14 (14.74%) Linux Command Line
21 14 (14.74%) QA
22 13 (13.68%) JIRA

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 (12.63%) Apache Spark
2 5 (5.26%) Elasticsearch
3 4 (4.21%) WebSphere
4 1 (1.05%) Apache
4 1 (1.05%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.05%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (3.16%) Photoshop
2 1 (1.05%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.05%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 2 (2.11%) Oracle BPM
2 1 (1.05%) SessionCam
Cloud Services
1 9 (9.47%) GitHub
2 8 (8.42%) Amazon AWS
3 4 (4.21%) AWS Lambda
4 3 (3.16%) Microsoft Azure
5 2 (2.11%) Google Cloud Platform
5 2 (2.11%) npm
6 1 (1.05%) Google Analytics
6 1 (1.05%) Google Tag Manager
Communications & Networking
1 17 (17.89%) Firewall
2 12 (12.63%) DNS
3 10 (10.53%) HTTP
4 4 (4.21%) Network Security
5 3 (3.16%) Internet
5 3 (3.16%) SSL
6 2 (2.11%) Cisco ASA
6 2 (2.11%) HTTPS
6 2 (2.11%) NAS
6 2 (2.11%) SAN
7 1 (1.05%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (29.47%) Big Data
2 12 (12.63%) Parquet
3 9 (9.47%) SQL Server
4 5 (5.26%) Relational Database
4 5 (5.26%) SQL Server 2014
5 4 (4.21%) Redis
5 4 (4.21%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (3.16%) Hadoop
7 2 (2.11%) Oracle Database
8 1 (1.05%) Apache Hive
8 1 (1.05%) HBase
Development Applications
1 22 (23.16%) Git (software)
2 13 (13.68%) JIRA
3 6 (6.32%) Mocha
4 5 (5.26%) Grunt
4 5 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 4 (4.21%) Selenium
6 3 (3.16%) Axure RP
6 3 (3.16%) Jasmine
7 2 (2.11%) Jenkins
8 1 (1.05%) Atlassian Bamboo
8 1 (1.05%) Maven
8 1 (1.05%) Sonatype Nexus
General
1 26 (27.37%) Finance
2 3 (3.16%) Banking
3 2 (2.11%) Financial Institution
4 1 (1.05%) Publishing
4 1 (1.05%) Retail
4 1 (1.05%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (27.37%) Developer
2 22 (23.16%) Splunk Engineer
3 20 (21.05%) Consultant
4 15 (15.79%) Security Engineer
5 14 (14.74%) Splunk Consultant
6 13 (13.68%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
7 8 (8.42%) Administrator
7 8 (8.42%) Java Engineer
8 7 (7.37%) Architect
9 6 (6.32%) Linux Engineer
9 6 (6.32%) Splunk Administrator
10 5 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
10 5 (5.26%) Security Consultant
10 5 (5.26%) Support Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Technical Engineer
10 5 (5.26%) Technical Support
10 5 (5.26%) Technical Support Engineer
11 4 (4.21%) Linux Scripter
11 4 (4.21%) Linux Support
11 4 (4.21%) Linux Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 28 (29.47%) HTML
2 21 (22.11%) CSS
2 21 (22.11%) XML
3 12 (12.63%) jQuery
3 12 (12.63%) JSON
3 12 (12.63%) Kafka
3 12 (12.63%) Sass
4 11 (11.58%) Grok
5 9 (9.47%) DOM
5 9 (9.47%) Node.js
5 9 (9.47%) Semantic HTML
6 8 (8.42%) HTML5
6 8 (8.42%) Web Services
7 7 (7.37%) CSS3
8 6 (6.32%) AngularJS
9 5 (5.26%) .NET
9 5 (5.26%) Ajax
9 5 (5.26%) LINQ
9 5 (5.26%) SOAP
10 4 (4.21%) React
Miscellaneous
1 24 (25.26%) Analytical Skills
2 14 (14.74%) Linux Command Line
3 13 (13.68%) User Experience
4 8 (8.42%) Enterprise Software
5 4 (4.21%) Computer Science
5 4 (4.21%) Taxonomies
6 3 (3.16%) Security Operations Centre
7 2 (2.11%) Greenfield Project
7 2 (2.11%) NHS
8 1 (1.05%) Client/Server
8 1 (1.05%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.05%) Management Information System
8 1 (1.05%) PDA
8 1 (1.05%) Replication
Operating Systems
1 56 (58.95%) Linux
2 44 (46.32%) Unix
3 33 (34.74%) Windows
4 11 (11.58%) Solaris
5 3 (3.16%) Windows Server
6 2 (2.11%) SUSE
7 1 (1.05%) AIX
7 1 (1.05%) Android
7 1 (1.05%) HPUX
7 1 (1.05%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.05%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (30.53%) SIEM
2 27 (28.42%) Analytics
3 19 (20.00%) Data Modelling
4 16 (16.84%) Agile Software Development
4 16 (16.84%) Configuration Management
5 15 (15.79%) Capacity Planning
5 15 (15.79%) Front End Development
5 15 (15.79%) SDLC
5 15 (15.79%) Security Management
6 13 (13.68%) Kalman Filter
7 12 (12.63%) Mobile First
7 12 (12.63%) Web Development
8 11 (11.58%) Anomaly Detection
8 11 (11.58%) Cybersecurity
8 11 (11.58%) Enterprise Architecture
8 11 (11.58%) Performance Analysis
8 11 (11.58%) Process Management
8 11 (11.58%) Statistical Modelling
8 11 (11.58%) User Acceptance Testing
9 10 (10.53%) Functional Testing
Programming Languages
1 50 (52.63%) Python
2 48 (50.53%) Java
3 34 (35.79%) JavaScript
4 30 (31.58%) Bash Shell
5 29 (30.53%) Perl
6 20 (21.05%) Shell Script
7 10 (10.53%) C#
7 10 (10.53%) SQL
8 8 (8.42%) PHP
9 5 (5.26%) C++
9 5 (5.26%) Ruby
10 4 (4.21%) ES6
10 4 (4.21%) PowerShell
11 2 (2.11%) BeanShell
11 2 (2.11%) T-SQL
12 1 (1.05%) Groovy
12 1 (1.05%) Scala
12 1 (1.05%) sed
Qualifications
1 11 (11.58%) CEH
1 11 (11.58%) CISSP
1 11 (11.58%) SANS
2 5 (5.26%) Security Cleared
3 4 (4.21%) Computer Science Degree
3 4 (4.21%) Degree
4 1 (1.05%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 14 (14.74%) QA
2 2 (2.11%) GCP
2 2 (2.11%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (5.26%) Docker
2 3 (3.16%) Virtual Desktop
3 2 (2.11%) Active Directory
3 2 (2.11%) Veritas Volume Manager
3 2 (2.11%) Virtual Machines
Systems Management
1 13 (13.68%) Opscode Chef
1 13 (13.68%) Puppet
1 13 (13.68%) Rsyslog
2 8 (8.42%) Ansible
3 5 (5.26%) CFEngine
3 5 (5.26%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (5.26%) Nagios
3 5 (5.26%) Rancher
3 5 (5.26%) SCCM
4 3 (3.16%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
5 2 (2.11%) ArcSight ESM
5 2 (2.11%) Computer Emergency Response Teams
5 2 (2.11%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
6 1 (1.05%) BladeLogic
6 1 (1.05%) Business Desktop Deployment
Vendors
1 52 (54.74%) Splunk
2 13 (13.68%) Cisco
3 8 (8.42%) Microsoft
4 6 (6.32%) HP
4 6 (6.32%) Intel
5 5 (5.26%) EMC
6 4 (4.21%) McAfee
6 4 (4.21%) Oracle
6 4 (4.21%) PeopleSoft
7 3 (3.16%) FireEye
7 3 (3.16%) Red Hat
7 3 (3.16%) Symantec
8 2 (2.11%) ArcSight
8 2 (2.11%) Citrix
8 2 (2.11%) IBM
8 2 (2.11%) Veritas
8 2 (2.11%) WorldPay
9 1 (1.05%) Google
9 1 (1.05%) Remedy
9 1 (1.05%) Teradata