The first table below looks at the demand for Sphinx skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sphinx over the 3 months to 22 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the England region.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
22 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sphinx
Rank 552 543 557
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +14
Contract jobs citing Sphinx 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.002% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% 0.023% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £550 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £550 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13352 13135 13905
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.86% 28.34% 26.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 8766 8529 8604
Average daily rate £375 £375 £363
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £321
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +1.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 194 278 337
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £20.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £50.00 £43.38
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Sphinx
UK

Sphinx
Jobs Demand Trend in England

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Sphinx across the England region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Sphinx Jobs Demand Trend in England

Sphinx
Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Sphinx across the England region.

Sphinx Daily Rate Trend in England

Sphinx
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sphinx within the England region over the 3 months to 22 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
South East -7 1 - -
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
London - - - - 1
Sphinx
UK

Sphinx
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Sphinx also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sphinx.

1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) PHP
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) Wiki
3 3 (60.00%) PHP5
3 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (60.00%) Mercurial
3 3 (60.00%) DevOps
4 2 (40.00%) MySQL
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
4 2 (40.00%) Python
4 2 (40.00%) Middleware
4 2 (40.00%) LAMP
4 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) JSON
4 2 (40.00%) Django
4 2 (40.00%) Mule
4 2 (40.00%) Android
4 2 (40.00%) AMQP
4 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture

Sphinx
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 22 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England region citing Sphinx also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited Sphinx. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (40.00%) Mule
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Drupal
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) FogBugz
3 1 (20.00%) Trac
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (40.00%) PHP Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior PHP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) LAMP
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) Django
4 1 (20.00%) YUI
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
4 1 (20.00%) Lucene
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Android Development
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) PHP5
3 2 (40.00%) Python
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Splunk