The table below looks at the statistics for Sphinx skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sphinx over the 3 months to 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Sphinx
Rank 624 - 586
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing Sphinx 1 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% - 0.004%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.006% - 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate
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- - £425
UK excluding London average daily rate - - £425
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
16337 15619 15306
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.89% 28.09% 29.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 11094 9900 9829
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £265 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 288 218 264
Average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £17.50 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.17 £71.00 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

Sphinx
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Sphinx Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Sphinx
Daily Rate Trend

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

Sphinx Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Sphinx
Top 3 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sphinx within the UK over the 3 months to 28 August 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
City of London - 1 - -
London - 1 - -
England - 1 - -

Sphinx
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 2 (66.67%) ColdFusion
2 2 (66.67%) UNIX
2 2 (66.67%) Linux
2 2 (66.67%) Memcached
3 1 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (33.33%) Redis
3 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
3 1 (33.33%) Semantic HTML
3 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
3 1 (33.33%) OO PHP
3 1 (33.33%) Railo
3 1 (33.33%) PHP-FPM
3 1 (33.33%) AWS OpsWorks
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) Subversion
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) Selenium
3 1 (33.33%) Zend
3 1 (33.33%) Zend Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Fusebox

Sphinx
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 (66.67%) ColdFusion
2 1 (33.33%) Apache Solr
2 1 (33.33%) Railo
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon S3
1 1 (33.33%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (33.33%) AWS OpsWorks
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) MySQL
2 1 (33.33%) RDBMS
2 1 (33.33%) Redis
2 1 (33.33%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (100.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (33.33%) Eclipse
2 1 (33.33%) Subversion
2 1 (33.33%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) ColdFusion Developer
3 1 (33.33%) PHP Developer
3 1 (33.33%) PHP MySQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) Memcached
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) RESTful
3 1 (33.33%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (33.33%) Sass
3 1 (33.33%) Semantic HTML
3 1 (33.33%) PHP-FPM
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) Hibernate
3 1 (33.33%) Ruby on Rails
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) Zend Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Fusebox
Operating Systems
1 2 (66.67%) UNIX
1 2 (66.67%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Scrum
2 1 (33.33%) TDD
2 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
2 1 (33.33%) Functional Testing
2 1 (33.33%) OO PHP
2 1 (33.33%) OOP
2 1 (33.33%) OO
2 1 (33.33%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (33.33%) PHP
2 1 (33.33%) Ruby
2 1 (33.33%) Bash Shell
2 1 (33.33%) Java
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Zend