The first table below looks at the demand 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 24 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
24 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Sphinx
Rank 589 567 582
Rank change year-on-year
-22 +15
Contract jobs citing Sphinx 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.002% 0.006% 0.003%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.007% 0.021% 0.013%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 1
Average daily rate
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- £550 £413
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +33.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate - £550 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
15105 14234 14850
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 27.61% 27.92% 25.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 9741 9047 9067
Average daily rate £375 £375 £360
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £550 £543
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £320
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +1.56%
Number of hourly rates quoted 220 296 367
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £20.00 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
- +6.06%

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 10 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 24 July 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
Berkshire +2 1 - -
South East -13 1 - -
England -18 1 - - 1
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Devon - - - -
City of London - - - -
Exeter - - - -
London - - - -
Windsor - - - -

Sphinx
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
2 4 (80.00%) Linux
3 3 (60.00%) OO
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) PHP
3 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) PHP5
3 3 (60.00%) JIRA
3 3 (60.00%) Wiki
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
3 3 (60.00%) Mercurial
3 3 (60.00%) DevOps
4 2 (40.00%) Ansible
4 2 (40.00%) Android Development
4 2 (40.00%) Mule
4 2 (40.00%) Android
4 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
4 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture
4 2 (40.00%) Puppet
4 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (40.00%) REST
4 2 (40.00%) Splunk
4 2 (40.00%) AMQP
4 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (40.00%) LAMP
4 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
4 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering

Sphinx
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 July 2014, 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 (40.00%) Mule
2 1 (20.00%) Apache
2 1 (20.00%) Drupal
2 1 (20.00%) Apache Solr
Communications & Networking
1 2 (40.00%) AMQP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) MongoDB
1 2 (40.00%) PostgreSQL
1 2 (40.00%) MySQL
2 1 (20.00%) MariaDB
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) JIRA
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
1 3 (60.00%) Mercurial
2 2 (40.00%) Jenkins
3 1 (20.00%) FogBugz
3 1 (20.00%) Trac
General
1 1 (20.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) DevOps Engineer
2 2 (40.00%) PHP Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior PHP Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Drupal Developer
3 1 (20.00%) PHP LAMP Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
2 3 (60.00%) Web Services
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) REST
3 2 (40.00%) LAMP
3 2 (40.00%) Django
3 2 (40.00%) JSON
3 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 2 (40.00%) XML
4 1 (20.00%) XHTML
4 1 (20.00%) YUI
4 1 (20.00%) Ajax
4 1 (20.00%) Lucene
4 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Wiki
Operating Systems
1 4 (80.00%) Linux
2 2 (40.00%) Android
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) OO
1 3 (60.00%) Scrum
1 3 (60.00%) DevOps
2 2 (40.00%) Android Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Architecture
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Software Engineering
2 2 (40.00%) OOA/OOD
3 1 (20.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (60.00%) PHP
2 3 (60.00%) PHP5
3 2 (40.00%) Python
Systems Management
1 2 (40.00%) Ansible
1 2 (40.00%) Puppet
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Splunk