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 29 April 2016 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.

3 months to
29 Apr 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Sphinx
Rank 639 626 622
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -4
Contract jobs citing Sphinx 1 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.016% 0.007%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.006% 0.060% 0.027%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 8 3
Average daily rate £525 £325 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+61.53% -7.14%
UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £350 £388
% change year-on-year
+50.00% -9.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £42.50

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
15412 14935 14816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.59% 26.79% 27.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10764 9676 9667
Average daily rate £413 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.45% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £550 £525
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 188 199 203
Average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.14% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £17.86 £18.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £47.00 £55.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

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
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 4 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 29 April 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
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
England -30 1 £525 +61.53% 1
Maidstone - 1 £525 -
Kent - 1 £525 -
South East - 1 £525 -

Sphinx
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) MySQL
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) Apache
1 4 (100.00%) MariaDB
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) Gunicorn
2 3 (75.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (75.00%) web2py
2 3 (75.00%) ZeroMQ
2 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
2 3 (75.00%) uWSGI
2 3 (75.00%) Sublime Text
2 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
2 3 (75.00%) Flask
2 3 (75.00%) Pyramid
2 3 (75.00%) CentOS
2 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (75.00%) nginx
2 3 (75.00%) Mercurial
2 3 (75.00%) Memcached
2 3 (75.00%) Puppet
2 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (75.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (75.00%) Backbone.js
2 3 (75.00%) Redis
2 3 (75.00%) Celery
2 3 (75.00%) Tastypie
2 3 (75.00%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (75.00%) LAPP Stack

Sphinx
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 April 2016, 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 4 (100.00%) Apache
2 3 (75.00%) Gunicorn
2 3 (75.00%) nginx
2 3 (75.00%) uWSGI
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) MariaDB
1 4 (100.00%) MySQL
2 3 (75.00%) Apache Cassandra
2 3 (75.00%) MongoDB
2 3 (75.00%) PostgreSQL
2 3 (75.00%) Redis
2 3 (75.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (75.00%) JIRA
1 3 (75.00%) Mercurial
1 3 (75.00%) Sublime Text
General
1 3 (75.00%) Spanish Language
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Python Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Lead Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) Backbone.js
2 3 (75.00%) Celery
2 3 (75.00%) Django
2 3 (75.00%) Flask
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) LAMP
2 3 (75.00%) LAPP Stack
2 3 (75.00%) LEMP Stack
2 3 (75.00%) Memcached
2 3 (75.00%) Pyramid
2 3 (75.00%) RabbitMQ
2 3 (75.00%) Tastypie
2 3 (75.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (75.00%) web2py
2 3 (75.00%) ZeroMQ
3 1 (25.00%) Apache Tika
3 1 (25.00%) FuelPHP
Operating Systems
1 3 (75.00%) CentOS
1 3 (75.00%) Debian
1 3 (75.00%) Linux
1 3 (75.00%) Ubuntu
2 1 (25.00%) Android
2 1 (25.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (75.00%) Continuous Integration
1 3 (75.00%) Data Modelling
1 3 (75.00%) Kanban
1 3 (75.00%) Refactoring
1 3 (75.00%) Scrum
1 3 (75.00%) Software Engineering
1 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
2 1 (25.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (75.00%) Python
1 3 (75.00%) Ruby
1 3 (75.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) PHP
2 1 (25.00%) PHP 5
Systems Management
1 3 (75.00%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (75.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Atlassian
1 3 (75.00%) Oracle
2 1 (25.00%) Zend