Period
to 22 November 2017

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 6 months to 22 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.

Reverse Engineering
UK
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 803 806 823
Rank change year-on-year +3 +17 -42
Contract jobs citing Reverse Engineering 81 93 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.079% 0.088% 0.072%
As % of the Processes & Methodologies category 0.093% 0.11% 0.088%
Number of daily rates quoted 66 53 63
UK median daily rate £528 £425 £511
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +24.12% -16.83% +27.75%
10th Percentile £331 £330 £303
90th Percentile £625 £650 £606
UK excluding London median daily rate £545 £425 £445
% change year-on-year +28.24% -4.49% +11.47%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 3 2
UK median hourly rate £62.50 £55.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +13.64% +120.00% -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £55.00 £25.00
% change year-on-year - +120.00% -

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

All Process and Methodology Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for process or methodology skills 87155 88463 92228
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 84.47% 83.90% 81.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 58071 58482 59737
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +2.91% +3.25%
10th Percentile £281 £263 £263
90th Percentile £631 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2066 2352 2726
UK median hourly rate £23.63 £24.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -1.56% +6.67% +18.42%
10th Percentile £11.50 £11.25 £11.33
90th Percentile £49.88 £48.75 £47.61
UK excluding London median hourly rate £24.00 £24.50 £23.75
% change year-on-year -2.04% +3.16% +18.75%

Reverse Engineering
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Reverse Engineering as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

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 6 months to 22 November 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 6 months to 22 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 +8 77 £548 +26.96% 20
UK excluding London +25 45 £545 +28.24% 11
London -37 34 £500 +5.26% 9
North of England +72 20 £610 +50.15% 1
Yorkshire +31 16 £610 +41.45%
Midlands +33 14 £375 -23.47% 1
North West +12 10 £610 +52.50% 1
East Midlands - 8 £525 - 1
South West +8 7 £364 +3.93% 2
West Midlands +28 6 £323 -34.18%
North East - 6 £610 -
Wales +14 1 £425 +6.25%
South East 0 1 - - 6
Scotland -7 1 £401 -
East of England -15 1 - - 1

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 37 (45.68%) SQL
2 30 (37.04%) Java
3 29 (35.80%) Data Modelling
4 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 25 (30.86%) ETL
5 25 (30.86%) Python
6 22 (27.16%) Oracle
7 20 (24.69%) Hadoop
7 20 (24.69%) NoSQL
8 19 (23.46%) Big Data
8 19 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
8 19 (23.46%) DevOps
8 19 (23.46%) Analytical Skills
9 18 (22.22%) Apache Hive
10 17 (20.99%) HBase
11 16 (19.75%) Informatica
11 16 (19.75%) Shell Script
12 15 (18.52%) Open Source
13 14 (17.28%) Scala
13 14 (17.28%) Analytics
13 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
13 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
13 14 (17.28%) Scrum
14 12 (14.81%) Management Information System
14 12 (14.81%) Subversion
14 12 (14.81%) CA
14 12 (14.81%) Project Management
14 12 (14.81%) Data Architecture
14 12 (14.81%) Apache Spark
14 12 (14.81%) Impala

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 12 (14.81%) Apache Spark
2 6 (7.41%) SAS
3 4 (4.94%) Apache
4 2 (2.47%) SharePoint
4 2 (2.47%) Tomcat
5 1 (1.23%) Drupal
Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Doxygen
2 2 (2.47%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 3 (3.70%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 10 (12.35%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 4 (4.94%) DNS
1 4 (4.94%) HTTP
1 4 (4.94%) ICMP
1 4 (4.94%) SSL
1 4 (4.94%) TCP/IP
2 3 (3.70%) Bluetooth
2 3 (3.70%) Firewall
2 3 (3.70%) Network Security
2 3 (3.70%) ZigBee
3 2 (2.47%) Intranet
4 1 (1.23%) FTP
4 1 (1.23%) Intrusion Detection
4 1 (1.23%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (24.69%) Hadoop
1 20 (24.69%) NoSQL
2 19 (23.46%) Big Data
3 18 (22.22%) Apache Hive
4 17 (20.99%) HBase
5 12 (14.81%) Impala
6 11 (13.58%) SQL Server
7 10 (12.35%) SQL Server Integration Services
7 10 (12.35%) Sqoop
8 9 (11.11%) PostgreSQL
9 8 (9.88%) Data Warehouse
9 8 (9.88%) MongoDB
9 8 (9.88%) OLAP
9 8 (9.88%) Oracle OLAP
10 7 (8.64%) Couchbase
11 6 (7.41%) BusinessObjects
11 6 (7.41%) CouchDB
11 6 (7.41%) Oracle Database
11 6 (7.41%) Pentaho
11 6 (7.41%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (14.81%) Subversion
2 11 (13.58%) Git (software)
3 10 (12.35%) Talend Open Studio
4 9 (11.11%) ERwin
5 2 (2.47%) JIRA
General
1 10 (12.35%) Finance
2 8 (9.88%) Front Office
3 3 (3.70%) Banking
4 2 (2.47%) Back Office
4 2 (2.47%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (1.23%) Games
5 1 (1.23%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 34 (41.98%) Developer
2 12 (14.81%) Analyst
3 10 (12.35%) Architect
3 10 (12.35%) Data Architect
4 9 (11.11%) Data Engineer
5 8 (9.88%) C# Developer
6 7 (8.64%) Scala Developer
7 6 (7.41%) Business Analyst
7 6 (7.41%) Lead Architect
7 6 (7.41%) Lead Data Architect
7 6 (7.41%) Senior Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Applications Developer
8 5 (6.17%) Consultant
9 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Architect
9 4 (4.94%) Business Intelligence Lead
9 4 (4.94%) Data Warehouse Architect
9 4 (4.94%) DBA
9 4 (4.94%) Security Analyst
9 4 (4.94%) Senior Data Engineer
10 3 (3.70%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (12.35%) Kafka
1 10 (12.35%) RESTful
1 10 (12.35%) Spark Streaming
2 9 (11.11%) Web Services
3 7 (8.64%) Akka
3 7 (8.64%) Apache Camel
3 7 (8.64%) Middleware
4 6 (7.41%) ActiveMQ
4 6 (7.41%) Play Framework
4 6 (7.41%) XML
5 5 (6.17%) .NET
5 5 (6.17%) XForms
5 5 (6.17%) XSD
5 5 (6.17%) XSL
6 4 (4.94%) CGI
6 4 (4.94%) FastCGI
7 3 (3.70%) HTML
7 3 (3.70%) QML
7 3 (3.70%) Qt
8 2 (2.47%) Apache Flex
Miscellaneous
1 19 (23.46%) Analytical Skills
2 12 (14.81%) Management Information System
3 8 (9.88%) Fixed Income
4 7 (8.64%) Mobile App
5 6 (7.41%) Enterprise Software
5 6 (7.41%) Virtual Team
6 5 (6.17%) Data Structures
7 4 (4.94%) Client/Server
8 2 (2.47%) Blackberry
8 2 (2.47%) Computer Science
8 2 (2.47%) PMI
9 1 (1.23%) CESG
9 1 (1.23%) Clustering
9 1 (1.23%) Cyber Attack
9 1 (1.23%) Linux Command Line
9 1 (1.23%) Video\Live Streaming
Operating Systems
1 10 (12.35%) Unix
2 8 (9.88%) Linux
3 7 (8.64%) Windows
4 3 (3.70%) Android
4 3 (3.70%) Windows 10
5 2 (2.47%) Apple iOS
5 2 (2.47%) Mac OS X
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (35.80%) Data Modelling
2 27 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (30.86%) ETL
4 19 (23.46%) Continuous Integration
4 19 (23.46%) DevOps
5 15 (18.52%) Open Source
6 14 (17.28%) Analytics
6 14 (17.28%) Scrum
7 12 (14.81%) Data Architecture
7 12 (14.81%) Project Management
8 11 (13.58%) Data Management
8 11 (13.58%) MapReduce
9 10 (12.35%) Business Intelligence
10 9 (11.11%) Data Integration
10 9 (11.11%) Data Strategy
10 9 (11.11%) Software Engineering
10 9 (11.11%) User Acceptance Testing
11 8 (9.88%) Data Governance
12 7 (8.64%) Penetration Testing
12 7 (8.64%) Validation
Programming Languages
1 37 (45.68%) SQL
2 30 (37.04%) Java
3 25 (30.86%) Python
4 16 (19.75%) Shell Script
5 14 (17.28%) Scala
6 10 (12.35%) C#
7 9 (11.11%) C++
8 8 (9.88%) Lisp
9 7 (8.64%) C
10 6 (7.41%) Perl
11 5 (6.17%) XPath
11 5 (6.17%) XQuery
12 4 (4.94%) Go
13 3 (3.70%) COBOL
13 3 (3.70%) JavaScript
14 2 (2.47%) PHP
14 2 (2.47%) Ruby
15 1 (1.23%) PL/SQL
15 1 (1.23%) VB
Qualifications
1 14 (17.28%) Security Cleared
2 11 (13.58%) SC Cleared
3 5 (6.17%) BPSS Clearance
4 2 (2.47%) CBAP
4 2 (2.47%) CREST Certified
4 2 (2.47%) Degree
4 2 (2.47%) DV Cleared
4 2 (2.47%) GIAC
4 2 (2.47%) ISEB
4 2 (2.47%) ITIL Certification
4 2 (2.47%) PMI Certification
5 1 (1.23%) CEH
5 1 (1.23%) CISSP
5 1 (1.23%) GCED
5 1 (1.23%) GCFA
5 1 (1.23%) GCIA
5 1 (1.23%) GCIH
5 1 (1.23%) GPEN
5 1 (1.23%) GSEC
5 1 (1.23%) OSCP
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (12.35%) Data Quality
2 6 (7.41%) QA
3 2 (2.47%) GDPR
4 1 (1.23%) CESG Infosec
4 1 (1.23%) HMG Security Policy Framework
4 1 (1.23%) ISO/IEC 27001
System Software
1 11 (13.58%) Apache Flume
2 1 (1.23%) Hyper-V
Systems Management
1 10 (12.35%) Ansible
2 2 (2.47%) CSIRT
3 1 (1.23%) IBM BigFix
3 1 (1.23%) Puppet
Vendors
1 22 (27.16%) Oracle
2 16 (19.75%) Informatica
3 14 (17.28%) Microsoft
4 12 (14.81%) CA
5 10 (12.35%) Talend
6 6 (7.41%) Tableau
7 5 (6.17%) CA Agile Central
8 4 (4.94%) SAP
9 3 (3.70%) Cloudera
9 3 (3.70%) Greenplum
10 2 (2.47%) Synopsys