The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Reverse Engineering skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Reverse Engineering over the 3 months to 30 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.

Reverse Engineering
UK
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 575 586 579
Rank change year-on-year +11 -7  
Contract jobs citing Reverse Engineering 25 54 46
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.055% 0.100% 0.086%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.066% 0.12% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 26 13
Median daily rate £475 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.76% +13.33%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £359 £259
10% offered a daily rate of more than £635 £604 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £588 £394
% change year-on-year -19.14% +49.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £34.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.50

Reverse Engineering is in the process and methodology skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills.

Contract Process & Methodology Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for process and methodology skills 37817 44820 42796
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 83.06% 82.80% 79.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 25004 29451 26544
Median daily rate £450 £430 £418
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +4.65% +2.99%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £410 £400 £396
% change year-on-year +2.50% +1.01%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 954 1102 1235
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £28.19
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -6.66% +33.02%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £13.00 £12.10
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £55.00 £49.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.75 £38.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year -5.92% +26.66%  

Reverse Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Reverse Engineering as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Processes & Methodologies category.

Job vacancy trend for Reverse Engineering in the UK

Reverse Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Reverse Engineering.

Contractor daily rate trend for Reverse Engineering in the UK

Reverse Engineering
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Reverse Engineering over the 3 months to 30 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Reverse Engineering in the UK

Reverse Engineering
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reverse Engineering.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Reverse Engineering in the UK

Reverse Engineering
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Reverse Engineering within the UK over the 3 months to 30 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 +19 24 £463 +8.82% 21
London +21 14 £463 +23.33% 9
North West +31 2 - - 1
West Midlands +18 2 £400 -13.51%
Coventry +4 2 £400 -13.51%
South West +2 2 - - 4
Cornwall - 2 - -
Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
Sheffield - 2 £475 -
South Yorkshire - 2 £475 -
South East +17 1 £525 +14.44% 7
Merseyside - 1 - -
Manchester - 1 - -
Surrey - 1 £525 - 3
Staines - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 30 March 2017, IT contractor jobs citing Reverse Engineering 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 Reverse Engineering.

1 23 (33.33%) Java
2 20 (28.99%) Python
2 20 (28.99%) Big Data
3 19 (27.54%) Apache Spark
4 18 (26.09%) MapReduce
4 18 (26.09%) Scala
5 17 (24.64%) R
5 17 (24.64%) Machine Learning
5 17 (24.64%) Algorithms
6 13 (18.84%) Banking
7 11 (15.94%) SQL
8 10 (14.49%) Malware Reverse Engineering
9 9 (13.04%) Finance
9 9 (13.04%) Legal
9 9 (13.04%) Retail
10 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
10 8 (11.59%) Data Modelling
11 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
11 7 (10.14%) Oracle
11 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
11 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
12 6 (8.70%) Logical Data Model
12 6 (8.70%) Validation
12 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
12 6 (8.70%) ERwin
13 5 (7.25%) CA
13 5 (7.25%) C
13 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
13 5 (7.25%) Cybersecurity
13 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services

Reverse Engineering
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 19 (27.54%) Apache Spark
2 2 (2.90%) SharePoint
3 1 (1.45%) Adobe Experience Manager
3 1 (1.45%) Apache
3 1 (1.45%) Apache Solr
3 1 (1.45%) BizTalk Server
3 1 (1.45%) SharePoint Server
Applications
1 8 (11.59%) MS Excel
2 2 (2.90%) MS PowerPoint
3 1 (1.45%) Adobe Illustrator
3 1 (1.45%) Fireworks
3 1 (1.45%) MS Office
3 1 (1.45%) Photoshop
Business Applications
1 2 (2.90%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 1 (1.45%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (4.35%) Firewall
2 2 (2.90%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.45%) Cisco ASA
3 1 (1.45%) HTTP
3 1 (1.45%) Internet
3 1 (1.45%) Intranet
3 1 (1.45%) NetScaler
3 1 (1.45%) SAN
3 1 (1.45%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (28.99%) Big Data
2 7 (10.14%) Relational Database
3 6 (8.70%) SQL Server
4 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 5 (7.25%) SQL Server Reporting Services
5 4 (5.80%) Hadoop
6 3 (4.35%) Apache Hive
6 3 (4.35%) BusinessObjects
6 3 (4.35%) Oracle Reports
6 3 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
7 2 (2.90%) Apache Cassandra
7 2 (2.90%) Cloudera CDH
7 2 (2.90%) Data Warehouse
7 2 (2.90%) HBase
7 2 (2.90%) Impala
7 2 (2.90%) MongoDB
7 2 (2.90%) NoSQL
7 2 (2.90%) RDBMS
7 2 (2.90%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (1.45%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 6 (8.70%) ERwin
2 2 (2.90%) Selenium
2 2 (2.90%) Visual Studio
3 1 (1.45%) Burp Suite
3 1 (1.45%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.45%) Subversion
General
1 13 (18.84%) Banking
2 9 (13.04%) Finance
2 9 (13.04%) Legal
2 9 (13.04%) Retail
3 3 (4.35%) Billing
4 2 (2.90%) Front Office
5 1 (1.45%) Financial Institution
5 1 (1.45%) Investment Banking
5 1 (1.45%) Law
5 1 (1.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 16 (23.19%) Analyst
2 15 (21.74%) Machine Learning Engineer
3 10 (14.49%) Developer
4 7 (10.14%) Business Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Architect
5 5 (7.25%) Consultant
5 5 (7.25%) Cybersecurity Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Data Modeller
5 5 (7.25%) Forensic Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Security Analyst
5 5 (7.25%) Senior Business Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Incident Responder
6 4 (5.80%) Salesforce Business Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) Senior Salesforce Business Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) SQL Analyst
6 4 (5.80%) SQL Developer
7 3 (4.35%) SSRS Analyst
7 3 (4.35%) SSRS Developer
7 3 (4.35%) T-SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (5.80%) .NET
2 2 (2.90%) ASP.NET
2 2 (2.90%) Web Services
2 2 (2.90%) WPF
3 1 (1.45%) CGI
3 1 (1.45%) CSS
3 1 (1.45%) FastCGI
3 1 (1.45%) HTML
3 1 (1.45%) HTML5
3 1 (1.45%) jQuery
3 1 (1.45%) LAMP
3 1 (1.45%) Lucene
3 1 (1.45%) Middleware
3 1 (1.45%) Sass
3 1 (1.45%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 17 (24.64%) Algorithms
2 2 (2.90%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (2.90%) Fixed Income
2 2 (2.90%) FMCG
2 2 (2.90%) SWIFT
2 2 (2.90%) Virtual Team
3 1 (1.45%) Client/Server
3 1 (1.45%) Equities
3 1 (1.45%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.45%) Reference Data
Operating Systems
1 4 (5.80%) Unix
2 3 (4.35%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 18 (26.09%) MapReduce
2 17 (24.64%) Machine Learning
3 10 (14.49%) Malware Reverse Engineering
4 8 (11.59%) Data Modelling
5 7 (10.14%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (8.70%) Logical Data Model
6 6 (8.70%) Validation
7 5 (7.25%) Cybersecurity
7 5 (7.25%) Scorecard
8 4 (5.80%) Business Analysis
8 4 (5.80%) Business Process Mapping
8 4 (5.80%) Configure, Price, Quote (CPQ)
8 4 (5.80%) Malware Analysis
8 4 (5.80%) Penetration Testing
8 4 (5.80%) Threat Analysis
9 3 (4.35%) Business Intelligence
9 3 (4.35%) Data Analysis
9 3 (4.35%) Migration
9 3 (4.35%) Software Engineering
9 3 (4.35%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 23 (33.33%) Java
2 20 (28.99%) Python
3 18 (26.09%) Scala
4 17 (24.64%) R
5 11 (15.94%) SQL
6 5 (7.25%) C
7 3 (4.35%) T-SQL
7 3 (4.35%) VBA
8 2 (2.90%) C#
8 2 (2.90%) Delphi
8 2 (2.90%) Perl
8 2 (2.90%) PHP
9 1 (1.45%) C++
9 1 (1.45%) Go
9 1 (1.45%) JavaScript
9 1 (1.45%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (5.80%) Security Cleared
2 3 (4.35%) Degree
3 2 (2.90%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (1.45%) Data Quality
1 1 (1.45%) Disclosure Scotland
1 1 (1.45%) ISO 9001
1 1 (1.45%) QA
System Software
1 1 (1.45%) ProxySG
1 1 (1.45%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.45%) XenDesktop
Systems Management
1 2 (2.90%) FortiGate
Vendors
1 7 (10.14%) Microsoft
1 7 (10.14%) Oracle
2 5 (7.25%) CA
3 4 (5.80%) Salesforce.com
4 2 (2.90%) Borland
4 2 (2.90%) CheckPoint
4 2 (2.90%) Cloudera
4 2 (2.90%) Embarcadero
4 2 (2.90%) Juniper
5 1 (1.45%) Adobe
5 1 (1.45%) Alias
5 1 (1.45%) Blue Coat
5 1 (1.45%) Cisco
5 1 (1.45%) Citrix
5 1 (1.45%) VMware
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