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 24 March 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Regular Expressions (Regex)
UK
Rank 543 607 593
Rank change year-on-year +64 -14  
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 53 35 28
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.066% 0.053%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.37% 0.24% 0.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 24 12
Median daily rate £400 £365 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.58% -3.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £303
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £543 £645
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £330 £375
% change year-on-year +6.06% -12.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Median hourly rate - £16.52 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

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 14206 14834 13989
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 31.36% 27.99% 26.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 9854 10283 9074
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +3.22%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £278
10% offered a daily rate of more than £563 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 183 227 189
Median hourly rate £42.00 £38.75 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.38% +10.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £13.80 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.75 £47.15
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

Regular Expression
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Regular Expression as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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

Regular Expression
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Regular Expression over the 3 months to 24 March 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Regular Expression.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Regular Expression in the UK

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Top 20 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 24 March 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 +51 50 £400 +9.58% 10
London +36 26 £450 -5.26% 4
South East +34 22 £308 -6.81% 2
Kent - 10 £350 -
Hampshire +11 9 £300 -8.32%
Scotland - 2 £650 -
Horsham - 2 - -
Glasgow - 2 £650 -
West Sussex - 2 - -
City of London +2 1 £525 -4.54% 1
Hook - 1 - -
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -
West Midlands - 1 £600 - 2
North West - 1 £350 - 1
Merseyside - 1 £350 -
Liverpool - 1 £350 -
Berkshire - 1 £550 - 2
Southampton - 1 £308 -
Bracknell - 1 £550 -
Birmingham - 1 £600 - 1

Regular Expression
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 March 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 50 (43.86%) Linux
2 49 (42.98%) Windows
3 40 (35.09%) Python
4 38 (33.33%) Perl
5 32 (28.07%) Unix
6 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
7 25 (21.93%) Splunk
8 24 (21.05%) Analytics
8 24 (21.05%) PowerShell
9 23 (20.18%) HTTP
10 22 (19.30%) Java
11 20 (17.54%) C#
11 20 (17.54%) SQL Server
11 20 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
12 19 (16.67%) SQL
12 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
12 19 (16.67%) Shell Script
12 19 (16.67%) Finance
13 18 (15.79%) XML
14 16 (14.04%) API Integration
14 16 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
14 16 (14.04%) WMI
15 15 (13.16%) Google
15 15 (13.16%) Knowledge Management
15 15 (13.16%) Web Analytics
15 15 (13.16%) Adobe
15 15 (13.16%) SAN
15 15 (13.16%) Google Tag Manager
16 13 (11.40%) MS Excel
16 13 (11.40%) Firewall

Regular Expression
Top Related 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 8 (7.02%) Apache
2 7 (6.14%) Apache Spark
3 5 (4.39%) Apache Pig
3 5 (4.39%) Apache Solr
4 2 (1.75%) IIS
4 2 (1.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.88%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (0.88%) SAS
5 1 (0.88%) WebSphere
Applications
1 13 (11.40%) MS Excel
2 1 (0.88%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 11 (9.65%) Adobe Campaign
2 4 (3.51%) Workday HCM
Cloud Services
1 20 (17.54%) Microsoft Azure
2 16 (14.04%) Amazon AWS
3 15 (13.16%) Google Tag Manager
4 3 (2.63%) IaaS
5 1 (0.88%) Adobe Analytics
5 1 (0.88%) Boomi
5 1 (0.88%) Google Analytics
Communications & Networking
1 23 (20.18%) HTTP
2 15 (13.16%) SAN
3 13 (11.40%) Firewall
4 11 (9.65%) DNS
5 9 (7.89%) Network Security
6 8 (7.02%) NetScaler
6 8 (7.02%) SSL
7 7 (6.14%) LDAP
7 7 (6.14%) Wireless
8 2 (1.75%) FTP
8 2 (1.75%) SSH
8 2 (1.75%) Telnet
9 1 (0.88%) Internet
9 1 (0.88%) TCP/IP
9 1 (0.88%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (17.54%) SQL Server
2 12 (10.53%) Big Data
3 7 (6.14%) Apache Hive
3 7 (6.14%) MS Access
4 6 (5.26%) BusinessObjects
4 6 (5.26%) Data Mining
4 6 (5.26%) Relational Database
5 5 (4.39%) MongoDB
5 5 (4.39%) NoSQL
6 4 (3.51%) Hadoop
6 4 (3.51%) SAP HANA
7 1 (0.88%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (0.88%) Power BI
7 1 (0.88%) PowerCenter
Development Applications
1 4 (3.51%) Git (software)
2 2 (1.75%) JIRA
2 2 (1.75%) Visual Studio
3 1 (0.88%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 1 (0.88%) Axure RP
3 1 (0.88%) Jasmine
3 1 (0.88%) Mocha
General
1 19 (16.67%) Finance
2 13 (11.40%) Marketing
3 9 (7.89%) Banking
4 4 (3.51%) Legal
5 1 (0.88%) Publishing
5 1 (0.88%) Retail
5 1 (0.88%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 26 (22.81%) Developer
2 17 (14.91%) Monitoring Engineer
2 17 (14.91%) Support Engineer
3 15 (13.16%) Analyst
4 14 (12.28%) PowerShell Developer
5 13 (11.40%) Applications Engineer
5 13 (11.40%) Applications Support
5 13 (11.40%) Applications Support Engineer
5 13 (11.40%) Web Engineer
6 11 (9.65%) Linux Engineer
6 11 (9.65%) Linux Scripter
6 11 (9.65%) Linux Support
6 11 (9.65%) Linux Support Engineer
7 10 (8.77%) Network Engineer
8 9 (7.89%) Web Manager
9 8 (7.02%) Analytics Manager
9 8 (7.02%) Consultant
9 8 (7.02%) JavaScript Engineer
9 8 (7.02%) Web Analytics Manager
10 6 (5.26%) Cloud Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (15.79%) XML
2 11 (9.65%) jQuery
3 9 (7.89%) HTML
3 9 (7.89%) JSON
3 9 (7.89%) REST
4 7 (6.14%) .NET
5 5 (4.39%) Lucene
5 5 (4.39%) Middleware
5 5 (4.39%) Natural Language Processing
6 4 (3.51%) SOAP
6 4 (3.51%) WSDL
6 4 (3.51%) XSD
7 3 (2.63%) ASP.NET
7 3 (2.63%) CSS
8 2 (1.75%) Ajax
8 2 (1.75%) Flash
9 1 (0.88%) LESS
9 1 (0.88%) Node.js
9 1 (0.88%) Sass
9 1 (0.88%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 8 (7.02%) Analytical Skills
2 7 (6.14%) Digital Media
2 7 (6.14%) Mobile App
3 3 (2.63%) Linux Command Line
4 2 (1.75%) Clustering
4 2 (1.75%) Computer Science
4 2 (1.75%) Hedge funds
4 2 (1.75%) User Experience
5 1 (0.88%) Cyber Attack
5 1 (0.88%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
5 1 (0.88%) Management Information System
5 1 (0.88%) Security Operations Centre
5 1 (0.88%) Virtual Team
Operating Systems
1 50 (43.86%) Linux
2 49 (42.98%) Windows
3 32 (28.07%) Unix
4 12 (10.53%) AIX
5 11 (9.65%) Solaris
6 10 (8.77%) HPUX
6 10 (8.77%) Windows Server 2008
7 8 (7.02%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
8 6 (5.26%) Mac OS
8 6 (5.26%) Windows Server 2003
8 6 (5.26%) Windows XP
9 4 (3.51%) Windows Server
9 4 (3.51%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (21.05%) Analytics
2 16 (14.04%) API Integration
3 15 (13.16%) Knowledge Management
3 15 (13.16%) Web Analytics
4 11 (9.65%) Kalman Filter
5 10 (8.77%) Incident Management
6 9 (7.89%) Email Filtering
7 8 (7.02%) Data Loss Prevention
7 8 (7.02%) Data Management
7 8 (7.02%) Information Security
7 8 (7.02%) Load Balancing
7 8 (7.02%) Service Management
7 8 (7.02%) Web Filtering
8 7 (6.14%) Configuration Management
8 7 (6.14%) Data Analysis
8 7 (6.14%) Data Analytics
8 7 (6.14%) Release Management
8 7 (6.14%) Statistics
8 7 (6.14%) Workflow
8 7 (6.14%) Workflow Management
Programming Languages
1 40 (35.09%) Python
2 38 (33.33%) Perl
3 26 (22.81%) JavaScript
4 24 (21.05%) PowerShell
5 22 (19.30%) Java
6 20 (17.54%) C#
7 19 (16.67%) Shell Script
7 19 (16.67%) SQL
8 7 (6.14%) Korn
8 7 (6.14%) VBScript
9 6 (5.26%) Bourne shell
10 5 (4.39%) Bash Shell
10 5 (4.39%) PHP
10 5 (4.39%) Scala
11 4 (3.51%) Ruby
12 2 (1.75%) VB.NET
13 1 (0.88%) Groovy
13 1 (0.88%) sed
Qualifications
1 5 (4.39%) ITIL Certification
2 3 (2.63%) SC Cleared
2 3 (2.63%) Security Cleared
3 2 (1.75%) CISSP
3 2 (1.75%) SANS
4 1 (0.88%) CBAP
4 1 (0.88%) Degree
4 1 (0.88%) ISEB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (2.63%) QA
System Software
1 2 (1.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.88%) Docker
Systems Management
1 16 (14.04%) WMI
2 10 (8.77%) HP SiteScope
3 8 (7.02%) Tivoli
4 6 (5.26%) Nagios
4 6 (5.26%) Netcool
4 6 (5.26%) SCOM
5 4 (3.51%) Puppet
5 4 (3.51%) SCCM
6 3 (2.63%) ArcSight ESM
7 2 (1.75%) CFEngine
7 2 (1.75%) Opscode Chef
7 2 (1.75%) QRadar
7 2 (1.75%) Tivoli Storage Manager
8 1 (0.88%) BladeLogic
8 1 (0.88%) CA Single Sign-On
8 1 (0.88%) Nessus
8 1 (0.88%) Nmap
8 1 (0.88%) Rsyslog
Vendors
1 25 (21.93%) Splunk
2 19 (16.67%) Microsoft
3 15 (13.16%) Adobe
3 15 (13.16%) Google
4 12 (10.53%) Red Hat
5 9 (7.89%) Cisco
6 8 (7.02%) CheckPoint
6 8 (7.02%) Citrix
6 8 (7.02%) Dell
6 8 (7.02%) Extreme Networks
6 8 (7.02%) IBM
7 7 (6.14%) Intel
7 7 (6.14%) Intel Security
8 6 (5.26%) CA
9 5 (4.39%) Cognos
9 5 (4.39%) HP
9 5 (4.39%) SAP
10 4 (3.51%) Oracle
10 4 (3.51%) Symantec
10 4 (3.51%) Workday
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