The table below looks at the statistics 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 5 May 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

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
5 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sphinx
Rank 587 563 520
Rank change year-on-year
-24 -43
Contract jobs citing Sphinx 4 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.008% 0.008% 0.005%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.029% 0.029% 0.017%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 1
Average daily rate
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£338 £350 £405
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.57% -13.58%
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £388 -
% change year-on-year
-9.67% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
Average hourly rate - £42.50 -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 -
Sphinx
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
13882 13695 11708
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.38% 27.55% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 9144 9096 7485
Average daily rate £388 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £265 £253
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 201 344
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.25 £18.50 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.00 £52.50 £44.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.71% -

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 5 May 2015. 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
London +16 3 £325 -7.14% 4
North West - 1 £350 -
Sphinx
UK

Sphinx
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 2 (20.00%) MVC
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) MySQL
2 1 (10.00%) Java
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
2 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) Memcached
2 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Sass
2 1 (10.00%) OO PHP
2 1 (10.00%) Railo
2 1 (10.00%) PHP-FPM
2 1 (10.00%) AWS OpsWorks
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) UNIX
2 1 (10.00%) Linux
2 1 (10.00%) OOP
2 1 (10.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (10.00%) ColdFusion

Sphinx
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 5 May 2015, 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 1 (10.00%) ColdFusion
1 1 (10.00%) Apache Solr
1 1 (10.00%) Railo
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon S3
1 1 (10.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (10.00%) AWS OpsWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (10.00%) Eclipse
2 1 (10.00%) Subversion
2 1 (10.00%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 7 (70.00%) Author
2 6 (60.00%) Technical Author
3 2 (20.00%) Developer
4 1 (10.00%) ColdFusion Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Technical Writer
4 1 (10.00%) PHP Developer
4 1 (10.00%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (20.00%) HTML
1 2 (20.00%) CSS
2 1 (10.00%) Web Services
2 1 (10.00%) XML
2 1 (10.00%) Hibernate
2 1 (10.00%) JSON
2 1 (10.00%) Zend Framework
2 1 (10.00%) Fusebox
2 1 (10.00%) jQuery
2 1 (10.00%) RESTful
2 1 (10.00%) Memcached
2 1 (10.00%) Sass
2 1 (10.00%) PHP-FPM
Miscellaneous
1 1 (10.00%) Graphic Design
Operating Systems
1 1 (10.00%) UNIX
1 1 (10.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (20.00%) MVC
2 1 (10.00%) Scrum
2 1 (10.00%) Unit Testing
2 1 (10.00%) Functional Testing
2 1 (10.00%) OO PHP
2 1 (10.00%) OOP
2 1 (10.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 2 (20.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (10.00%) PHP
2 1 (10.00%) Bash Shell
2 1 (10.00%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (10.00%) Zend
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Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £400 - £550 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
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Oho Group Ltd.
Rate: £300 - £500 per day
Posted: 6 days ago