Period
to 24 June 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 24 June 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
24 Jun 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 812 751 789
Rank change year-on-year -61 +38 +27
Contract jobs citing Regular Expression 71 90 105
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.071% 0.098% 0.098%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.31% 0.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 52 68
UK median daily rate £550 £525 £481
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.76% +9.09% -19.79%
10th Percentile £413 £301 £312
90th Percentile £638 £638 £613
UK excluding London median daily rate £513 £525 £400
% change year-on-year -2.38% +31.25% -20.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 7
UK median hourly rate - - £36.00
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 33,414 29,329 30,473
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 33.33% 32.02% 28.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 23,488 20,297 21,287
UK median daily rate £470 £445 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.62% +4.71% +6.25%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £288
90th Percentile £625 £613 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £415 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +3.75% +6.67% +3.45%
Number of hourly rates quoted 347 376 417
UK median hourly rate £42.25 £41.13 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.74% +9.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £15.15 £15.63 £13.50
90th Percentile £65.90 £53.75 £55.55
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £41.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year -2.44% +9.33% +4.17%

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 June 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 8 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 June 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 -65 65 £550 +4.76% 6
London -49 38 £575 +9.52% 4
UK excluding London -50 31 £513 -2.38% 3
South East -41 20 £513 -2.38%
North of England -15 6 £600 +108.70% 1
Yorkshire - 6 £600 -
Scotland -44 4 £425 -27.66%
South West - 1 £350 - 1

For the 6 months to 24 June 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 39 (54.93%) Python
2 28 (39.44%) Unix
3 26 (36.62%) Linux
4 23 (32.39%) ArcSight
5 20 (28.17%) Threat Intelligence
6 19 (26.76%) SIEM
6 19 (26.76%) Splunk
6 19 (26.76%) Windows
6 19 (26.76%) Java
7 15 (21.13%) Intel
7 15 (21.13%) Big Data
7 15 (21.13%) ArcSight ESM
7 15 (21.13%) Network Security
8 14 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
8 14 (19.72%) Change Management
9 13 (18.31%) Cybersecurity
9 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
9 13 (18.31%) Security Monitoring
9 13 (18.31%) Self-Motivation
10 12 (16.90%) HP
11 11 (15.49%) Content Development
12 10 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
12 10 (14.08%) Red Hat
12 10 (14.08%) Data Modelling
12 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
12 10 (14.08%) Puppet
12 10 (14.08%) Hadoop
12 10 (14.08%) Load Balancing
12 10 (14.08%) Security Operations
12 10 (14.08%) Security Operations Centre

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 (7.04%) Apache Solr
1 5 (7.04%) Oracle SOA Suite
2 4 (5.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (1.41%) Apache Spark
3 1 (1.41%) SAS
3 1 (1.41%) SharePoint
Applications
1 2 (2.82%) Chatbot
Cloud Services
1 9 (12.68%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.41%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.41%) Azure Machine Learning
2 1 (1.41%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 15 (21.13%) Network Security
2 8 (11.27%) Firewall
2 8 (11.27%) HTTP
3 6 (8.45%) SAN
3 6 (8.45%) SMS
3 6 (8.45%) TCP/IP
4 5 (7.04%) Internet
4 5 (7.04%) SSL
5 1 (1.41%) DHCP
5 1 (1.41%) DNS
5 1 (1.41%) NAS
5 1 (1.41%) NetScaler
5 1 (1.41%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (21.13%) Big Data
2 10 (14.08%) Hadoop
3 4 (5.63%) SQL Server
4 1 (1.41%) BusinessObjects
4 1 (1.41%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.41%) Oracle Reports
4 1 (1.41%) Redis
4 1 (1.41%) Relational Database
4 1 (1.41%) SAP BW
4 1 (1.41%) SAP Data Services
Development Applications
1 4 (5.63%) Git (software)
1 4 (5.63%) Jenkins
1 4 (5.63%) JIRA
1 4 (5.63%) Maven
2 3 (4.23%) Appium
2 3 (4.23%) JMeter
2 3 (4.23%) Selendroid
2 3 (4.23%) Selenium
General
1 9 (12.68%) Banking
2 8 (11.27%) Investment Banking
3 7 (9.86%) Finance
4 3 (4.23%) Telecoms
5 2 (2.82%) German Language
6 1 (1.41%) Publishing
6 1 (1.41%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 13 (18.31%) Consultant
2 10 (14.08%) ArcSight Consultant
3 9 (12.68%) ArcSight Engineer
4 7 (9.86%) Developer
5 6 (8.45%) Splunk Specialist
6 5 (7.04%) Administrator
6 5 (7.04%) Analyst
6 5 (7.04%) Architect
6 5 (7.04%) AWS Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) AWS Software Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Java Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Java Software Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Linux Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Senior Java Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Senior Java Software Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Senior Software Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Software Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Unix Engineer
6 5 (7.04%) Unix Linux Engineer
7 4 (5.63%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (8.45%) J2EE
1 6 (8.45%) Web Services
1 6 (8.45%) XML
2 5 (7.04%) EJB
2 5 (7.04%) Hibernate
2 5 (7.04%) JDBC
2 5 (7.04%) JMS
2 5 (7.04%) JPA
2 5 (7.04%) JSP
2 5 (7.04%) Kafka
2 5 (7.04%) REST
2 5 (7.04%) SOAP
2 5 (7.04%) Spring
2 5 (7.04%) Spring MVC
2 5 (7.04%) Struts
2 5 (7.04%) Struts2
3 4 (5.63%) Elastic Stack
3 4 (5.63%) VML
4 2 (2.82%) JSON
4 2 (2.82%) LDAP
Miscellaneous
1 14 (19.72%) Analytical Skills
2 13 (18.31%) Self-Motivation
3 10 (14.08%) Security Operations Centre
4 8 (11.27%) Linux Command Line
5 5 (7.04%) Computer Science
5 5 (7.04%) e-Learning
6 4 (5.63%) Taxonomies
7 3 (4.23%) Client/Server
7 3 (4.23%) Enterprise Software
7 3 (4.23%) PDA
8 1 (1.41%) Cyberthreat
8 1 (1.41%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 28 (39.44%) Unix
2 26 (36.62%) Linux
3 19 (26.76%) Windows
4 8 (11.27%) Solaris
5 7 (9.86%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 3 (4.23%) Android
7 1 (1.41%) AIX
7 1 (1.41%) CentOS
7 1 (1.41%) HPUX
7 1 (1.41%) Mac OS X
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 10
7 1 (1.41%) Windows 8
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2008
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Server 2012
7 1 (1.41%) Windows Vista
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (28.17%) Threat Intelligence
2 19 (26.76%) SIEM
3 14 (19.72%) Change Management
4 13 (18.31%) Cybersecurity
4 13 (18.31%) Security Monitoring
5 11 (15.49%) Content Development
6 10 (14.08%) Data Modelling
6 10 (14.08%) Load Balancing
6 10 (14.08%) Problem-Solving
6 10 (14.08%) Security Operations
7 9 (12.68%) ITIL
8 8 (11.27%) Analytics
8 8 (11.27%) Data Analysis
8 8 (11.27%) Information Security
8 8 (11.27%) Performance Tuning
9 7 (9.86%) Configuration Management
10 6 (8.45%) Data Loss Prevention
10 6 (8.45%) Use Case
11 5 (7.04%) Code Optimisation
11 5 (7.04%) Service Design
Programming Languages
1 39 (54.93%) Python
2 19 (26.76%) Java
3 8 (11.27%) Bash Shell
4 7 (9.86%) Ruby
4 7 (9.86%) Shell Script
5 5 (7.04%) JavaScript
6 4 (5.63%) PHP
7 3 (4.23%) SQL
8 2 (2.82%) C
8 2 (2.82%) Perl
9 1 (1.41%) C#
9 1 (1.41%) C++
9 1 (1.41%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.41%) R
Qualifications
1 13 (18.31%) Security Cleared
2 10 (14.08%) SC Cleared
3 8 (11.27%) Degree
4 5 (7.04%) Computer Science Degree
5 4 (5.63%) CISSP
6 3 (4.23%) GIAC
6 3 (4.23%) SANS
7 2 (2.82%) DV Cleared
8 1 (1.41%) CEH
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.41%) GDPR
1 1 (1.41%) GPG13
1 1 (1.41%) PCI DSS
1 1 (1.41%) QA
1 1 (1.41%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 5 (7.04%) Docker
1 5 (7.04%) Virtual Servers
2 4 (5.63%) Apache ZooKeeper
3 1 (1.41%) Active Directory
3 1 (1.41%) NFS
3 1 (1.41%) Veritas Cluster Server
3 1 (1.41%) Veritas File System
3 1 (1.41%) Veritas Volume Manager
Systems Management
1 15 (21.13%) ArcSight ESM
2 10 (14.08%) Puppet
3 5 (7.04%) HP SiteScope
3 5 (7.04%) Nagios
3 5 (7.04%) SCCM
4 4 (5.63%) Ansible
4 4 (5.63%) Rsyslog
5 3 (4.23%) CFEngine
5 3 (4.23%) Opscode Chef
6 1 (1.41%) CASB
6 1 (1.41%) NetBackup
6 1 (1.41%) Oozie
6 1 (1.41%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 23 (32.39%) ArcSight
2 19 (26.76%) Splunk
3 15 (21.13%) Intel
4 12 (16.90%) HP
5 10 (14.08%) Red Hat
6 7 (9.86%) Microsoft
6 7 (9.86%) Oracle
7 6 (8.45%) Dell
8 5 (7.04%) Sun
9 4 (5.63%) Fortinet
9 4 (5.63%) PeopleSoft
9 4 (5.63%) Symantec
10 2 (2.82%) McAfee
11 1 (1.41%) CheckPoint
11 1 (1.41%) Citrix
11 1 (1.41%) Micro Focus
11 1 (1.41%) Remedy
11 1 (1.41%) SAP
11 1 (1.41%) Teradata
11 1 (1.41%) Veritas