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 16 September 2014 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
16 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sphinx
Rank 567 568 584
Rank change year-on-year
+1 +16
Contract jobs citing Sphinx 6 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.012% 0.006% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.042% 0.021% 0.007%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 1 0
Average daily rate
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£349 £300 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.25% -
UK excluding London average daily rate - £300 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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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
14295 14191 15028
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 27.43% 29.39% 27.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 9375 9302 9191
Average daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £530 £550 £529
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 175 253 346
Average hourly rate £34.00 £36.00 £33.25
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-5.55% +8.27%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.69 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 16 September 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
London - 6 £349 -
North West - - - -
South East - - - - 1
South West - - - -
Sphinx
UK

Sphinx
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Wiki
1 2 (25.00%) jQuery
1 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Graphic Design
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) AMQP
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) Apache Solr
2 1 (12.50%) Puppet
2 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) Splunk
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) FogBugz
2 1 (12.50%) Trac
2 1 (12.50%) Android Development
2 1 (12.50%) Ansible
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Mule
2 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared

Sphinx
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 16 September 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 1 (12.50%) Drupal
1 1 (12.50%) Mule
1 1 (12.50%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 1 (12.50%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (12.50%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (12.50%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 2 (25.00%) JIRA
1 2 (25.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (25.00%) Mercurial
2 1 (12.50%) Jenkins
2 1 (12.50%) FogBugz
2 1 (12.50%) Trac
General
1 1 (12.50%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 6 (75.00%) Author
1 6 (75.00%) Technical Author
2 1 (12.50%) Developer
2 1 (12.50%) Consultant
2 1 (12.50%) Drupal Developer
2 1 (12.50%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (25.00%) CSS
1 2 (25.00%) Web Services
1 2 (25.00%) jQuery
2 1 (12.50%) RESTful
2 1 (12.50%) REST
2 1 (12.50%) HTML
2 1 (12.50%) XML
2 1 (12.50%) XHTML
2 1 (12.50%) Middleware
2 1 (12.50%) Lucene
2 1 (12.50%) Ajax
2 1 (12.50%) JSON
2 1 (12.50%) Django
2 1 (12.50%) YUI
Miscellaneous
1 2 (25.00%) Graphic Design
1 2 (25.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 2 (25.00%) Linux
2 1 (12.50%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (25.00%) Scrum
1 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (25.00%) DevOps
2 1 (12.50%) OO
2 1 (12.50%) TDD
2 1 (12.50%) Software Engineering
2 1 (12.50%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (12.50%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (12.50%) PHP
2 1 (12.50%) Python
2 1 (12.50%) PHP5
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Systems Management
1 1 (12.50%) Puppet
1 1 (12.50%) Ansible
Vendors
1 1 (12.50%) Splunk