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 29 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.

sed
UK
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 601 633 618
Rank change year-on-year +32 -15  
Contract jobs citing sed 4 15 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.028% 0.013%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.021% 0.073% 0.035%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 11 3
Median daily rate £500 £350 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +42.85% +2.94%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £255 £308
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £425 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate - £338 £320
% change year-on-year - +5.46%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £33.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £33.00

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 18650 20508 19874
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.23% 38.10% 37.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 12836 14058 12875
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £555
UK excluding London median daily rate £388 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +3.33% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 474 406
Median hourly rate £42.50 £39.25 £35.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +8.28% +10.56%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.87 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.65 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +3.75% +11.11%  

sed
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 Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing sed over the 3 months to 29 March 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 3 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 29 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 +38 4 £500 +42.85% 4
London +31 4 £500 +29.03% 1
Canary Wharf - 1 £500 -

For the 6 months to 29 March 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 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 8 (61.54%) Perl
3 7 (53.85%) AWK
3 7 (53.85%) Bash Shell
4 6 (46.15%) VMware
4 6 (46.15%) PHP
4 6 (46.15%) Apache
4 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
4 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
4 6 (46.15%) Nagios
4 6 (46.15%) Puppet
5 5 (38.46%) Windows
5 5 (38.46%) SSH
5 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
5 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
5 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
6 4 (30.77%) GIS
6 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
6 4 (30.77%) CAD
6 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
6 4 (30.77%) Linux Command Line
7 3 (23.08%) GPON
7 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
7 3 (23.08%) Unix
7 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
8 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
8 2 (15.38%) CentOS
8 2 (15.38%) Java
8 2 (15.38%) Oracle
8 2 (15.38%) SQL

sed
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 6 (46.15%) Apache
1 6 (46.15%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.69%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 5 (38.46%) SSH
2 3 (23.08%) GPON
3 2 (15.38%) DNS
3 2 (15.38%) TCP/IP
4 1 (7.69%) Firewall
4 1 (7.69%) HTTP
4 1 (7.69%) SNMP
4 1 (7.69%) X.509
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (30.77%) GIS
2 1 (7.69%) Hadoop
2 1 (7.69%) HBase
2 1 (7.69%) OpenTSDB
2 1 (7.69%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 2 (15.38%) Git (software)
1 2 (15.38%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.69%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 1 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 4 (30.77%) Telecoms
2 1 (7.69%) Banking
2 1 (7.69%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (38.46%) Administrator
1 5 (38.46%) Linux Administrator
1 5 (38.46%) Linux Systems Administrator
1 5 (38.46%) Systems Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Linux Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Linux Systems Administrator
2 3 (23.08%) Senior Systems Administrator
3 2 (15.38%) Linux Scripter
4 1 (7.69%) Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Applications Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Configuration Management Administrator
4 1 (7.69%) Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Senior Automation Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Developer
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Scripting Engineer
4 1 (7.69%) Unix Support Analyst
4 1 (7.69%) VMWare Administrator
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (7.69%) Regular Expression
1 1 (7.69%) REST
1 1 (7.69%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 4 (30.77%) Data Centre
1 4 (30.77%) Linux Command Line
2 1 (7.69%) Derivative
2 1 (7.69%) Equities
2 1 (7.69%) Equity Derivative
Operating Systems
1 9 (69.23%) Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
2 5 (38.46%) Windows
3 3 (23.08%) Unix
4 2 (15.38%) CentOS
5 1 (7.69%) Windows Server 2003
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (30.77%) CAD
2 3 (23.08%) Load Balancing
3 2 (15.38%) Configuration Management
3 2 (15.38%) Performance Tuning
3 2 (15.38%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (7.69%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Delivery
4 1 (7.69%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (7.69%) ITIL
4 1 (7.69%) Memory Management
4 1 (7.69%) Migration
4 1 (7.69%) Multithreading
4 1 (7.69%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (7.69%) Software Architecture
4 1 (7.69%) Technical Analysis
Programming Languages
1 8 (61.54%) Perl
2 7 (53.85%) AWK
2 7 (53.85%) Bash Shell
3 6 (46.15%) PHP
4 5 (38.46%) PowerShell
5 2 (15.38%) Java
5 2 (15.38%) SQL
6 1 (7.69%) Go
6 1 (7.69%) PL/SQL
6 1 (7.69%) Python
6 1 (7.69%) Shell Script
6 1 (7.69%) VB
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) SLA
System Software
1 5 (38.46%) VMware Infrastructure
2 3 (23.08%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (46.15%) Nagios
1 6 (46.15%) Puppet
2 1 (7.69%) BladeLogic
2 1 (7.69%) Control-M
2 1 (7.69%) Opscode Chef
2 1 (7.69%) Opsview
Vendors
1 6 (46.15%) Red Hat
1 6 (46.15%) VMware
2 2 (15.38%) Oracle
3 1 (7.69%) BMC