The table below looks at the statistics for Sphinx skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Sphinx over the 3 months to 4 December 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
4 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sphinx
Rank - 645 650
Contract jobs citing Sphinx 0 1 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK - 0.002% 0.010%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.006% 0.039%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 6
Median daily rate - £300 £349
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- -13.97%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £300 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
15333 15939 15512
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.99% 28.79% 26.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 10591 11100 10567
Median daily rate £425 £400 £395
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +1.26%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £308 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 145 261 171
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.45 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.80% +7.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.41 £19.23 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £45.30 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

Sphinx
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing Sphinx as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Sphinx Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Sphinx
Top 22 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 4 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing Sphinx 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 Sphinx.

1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
1 5 (100.00%) OO
1 5 (100.00%) Python
1 5 (100.00%) Military
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) Django
1 5 (100.00%) HTML5
1 5 (100.00%) SciPy
1 5 (100.00%) NumPy
2 4 (80.00%) Algorithms
2 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 4 (80.00%) Operations Research
2 4 (80.00%) Apache
3 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
4 2 (40.00%) Degree
4 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
4 2 (40.00%) Memory Management

Sphinx
Top Related 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 4 (80.00%) Apache
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Eclipse
General
1 5 (100.00%) Military
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Programmer
1 4 (80.00%) Python Programmer
1 4 (80.00%) Systems Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) Django
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) HTML5
1 5 (100.00%) NumPy
1 5 (100.00%) SciPy
Miscellaneous
1 4 (80.00%) Algorithms
2 2 (40.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 5 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 5 (100.00%) OO
2 4 (80.00%) Operations Research
3 2 (40.00%) Memory Management
3 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) Python
Qualifications
1 4 (80.00%) SC Cleared
1 4 (80.00%) Security Cleared
2 2 (40.00%) Degree