The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for sed skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited sed over the 3 months to 25 June 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.

sed
UK
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 577 635 626
Rank change year-on-year +58 -9  
Contract jobs citing sed 10 17 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.022% 0.032% 0.018%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.051% 0.082% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 7 6
Median daily rate £463 £500 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -7.50% +17.64%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £465 £350
% change year-on-year -3.22% +32.85%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £15.50 - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £15.50 - -

sed is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19434 20612 21310
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.99% 38.85% 38.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 13270 14149 14242
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £318 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 382 449 433
Median hourly rate £42.00 £37.50 £36.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +12.00% +2.73%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.50 £15.00 £19.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £51.71 £50.00 £50.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

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Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing sed as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for sed 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 sed.

Contractor daily rate trend for sed in the UK

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Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for sed in the UK

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Top 11 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing sed within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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 +42 10 £463 -7.50%
London -3 6 £475 -5.00%
Croydon - 3 £488 -
Cheshire - 2 - -
North West - 2 - -
East of England - 1 £450 -
South East - 1 - -
Hertfordshire - 1 £450 -
Berkshire - 1 - -
Reading - 1 - -
Hemel Hempstead - 1 £450 -

For the 6 months to 25 June 2017, IT contractor jobs citing sed 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 sed.

1 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 10 (71.43%) AWK
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
4 6 (42.86%) XML
4 6 (42.86%) Unix
4 6 (42.86%) Windows
4 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
4 6 (42.86%) Validation
4 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
4 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 6 (42.86%) REST
5 5 (35.71%) Data Quality
5 5 (35.71%) Bash Shell
5 5 (35.71%) Data Integration
5 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
5 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
5 5 (35.71%) SQL Optimisation
5 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
5 5 (35.71%) Scrum
5 5 (35.71%) Data Analysis
5 5 (35.71%) Greenplum
5 5 (35.71%) SAS Macro
5 5 (35.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
5 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
5 5 (35.71%) ETL
5 5 (35.71%) SAS
5 5 (35.71%) VBScript
5 5 (35.71%) Perl
5 5 (35.71%) Star Schema

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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 (35.71%) SAS
2 1 (7.14%) Apache
2 1 (7.14%) OpenStack
2 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Google Cloud Platform
Communications & Networking
1 2 (14.29%) SNMP
1 2 (14.29%) TCP/IP
2 1 (7.14%) DNS
2 1 (7.14%) HTTP
2 1 (7.14%) iSCSI
2 1 (7.14%) LDAP
2 1 (7.14%) OpenLDAP
2 1 (7.14%) SMS
2 1 (7.14%) SSH
2 1 (7.14%) Wireless
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Data Warehouse
1 5 (35.71%) PostgreSQL
1 5 (35.71%) SAS Enterprise Guide
1 5 (35.71%) Star Schema
2 2 (14.29%) DB2
3 1 (7.14%) Hadoop
3 1 (7.14%) HBase
3 1 (7.14%) OpenTSDB
3 1 (7.14%) SAS Data Integration Studio
Development Applications
1 5 (35.71%) Git (software)
2 4 (28.57%) Jenkins
3 2 (14.29%) Atlassian Bamboo
3 2 (14.29%) JIRA
4 1 (7.14%) Subversion
General
1 3 (21.43%) Banking
2 2 (14.29%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Retail
2 2 (14.29%) Retail Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 5 (35.71%) Data Engineer
2 3 (21.43%) Senior Data Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Data Architect
3 2 (14.29%) Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Linux Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Systems Administrator
3 2 (14.29%) Unix Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Unix Engineer
3 2 (14.29%) Unix Scripter
3 2 (14.29%) Unix Scripting Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Data Analyst
4 1 (7.14%) Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Linux Scripter
4 1 (7.14%) Release Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Senior Integration Engineer
4 1 (7.14%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (42.86%) REST
1 6 (42.86%) XML
2 2 (14.29%) Regular Expression
3 1 (7.14%) JSON
3 1 (7.14%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 1 (7.14%) Data Centre
1 1 (7.14%) Derivative
1 1 (7.14%) Equities
1 1 (7.14%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 11 (78.57%) Linux
2 6 (42.86%) Unix
2 6 (42.86%) Windows
3 2 (14.29%) CentOS
3 2 (14.29%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (7.14%) Debian
4 1 (7.14%) Ubuntu
4 1 (7.14%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 6 (42.86%) Validation
2 5 (35.71%) Data Analysis
2 5 (35.71%) Data Integration
2 5 (35.71%) ETL
2 5 (35.71%) Scrum
2 5 (35.71%) SQL Optimisation
3 3 (21.43%) Migration
4 2 (14.29%) Data Migration
4 2 (14.29%) DevOps
4 2 (14.29%) Memory Management
4 2 (14.29%) Multithreading
4 2 (14.29%) Proactive Monitoring
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (7.14%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (7.14%) Data Reconciliation
5 1 (7.14%) Performance Tuning
5 1 (7.14%) Software Architecture
5 1 (7.14%) Technical Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 10 (71.43%) AWK
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 6 (42.86%) PowerShell
4 5 (35.71%) Bash Shell
4 5 (35.71%) Perl
4 5 (35.71%) SAS Macro
4 5 (35.71%) VBScript
5 2 (14.29%) Korn
5 2 (14.29%) PHP
5 2 (14.29%) Python
5 2 (14.29%) Shell Script
6 1 (7.14%) Go
6 1 (7.14%) Java
Qualifications
1 5 (35.71%) SC Cleared
1 5 (35.71%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (35.71%) Data Quality
System Software
1 2 (14.29%) VMware Infrastructure
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) BladeLogic
1 2 (14.29%) Puppet
2 1 (7.14%) Control-M
2 1 (7.14%) Nagios
2 1 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.14%) Opsview
2 1 (7.14%) vCenter Server
2 1 (7.14%) ZABBIX
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Greenplum
2 3 (21.43%) Red Hat
3 2 (14.29%) VMware
4 1 (7.14%) BMC
4 1 (7.14%) Dell
4 1 (7.14%) EMC
4 1 (7.14%) Google
4 1 (7.14%) HP
4 1 (7.14%) Microsoft
4 1 (7.14%) Oracle