Period
to 3 April 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol with a requirement for knowledge and experience of Sparx products and/or services. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sparx over the 6 months to 3 April 2020 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

The figures below represent the IT contractor job market in general and are not representative of contractor rates within Sparx Systems.

Sparx
South West > Bristol
6 months to
3 Apr 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 81 127 106
Rank change year-on-year +46 -21 -4
Contract jobs citing Sparx 31 1 2
As % of all contract jobs advertised in Bristol 1.90% 0.049% 0.11%
As % of the Vendors category 5.02% 0.12% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 1 2
Median daily rate £790 £550 £440
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +43.64% +25.00% +17.33%
10th Percentile £547 £525 £397
90th Percentile £910 £575 £473
South West median daily rate £790 £573 £400
% change year-on-year +37.99% +43.13% +3.23%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 - -
South West median hourly rate £35.00 - -

Sparx is in the Vendor Products and Services category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services advertised in Bristol.

All Vendors
Bristol
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 617 822 653
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 37.78% 40.67% 36.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 387 517 446
Median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £195 £263 £225
90th Percentile £638 £588 £518
South West median daily rate £450 £430 £390
% change year-on-year +4.65% +10.26% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 23 46 10
Median hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £13.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -7.14% +164.15% -34.57%
10th Percentile £13.41 £11.17 £12.60
90th Percentile £51.69 £60.44 £42.50
Median hourly rate £35.00 £37.50 £22.00
% change year-on-year -6.67% +70.45% -41.33%

Sparx
Job Vacancy Trend in Bristol

Job postings citing Sparx as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in Bristol.

Job vacancy trend for Sparx in Bristol

Sparx
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Sparx in Bristol.

Daily rate trend for Sparx in Bristol

Sparx
Daily Rate Histogram in Bristol

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Sparx in Bristol over the 6 months to 3 April 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Sparx in Bristol

For the 6 months to 3 April 2020, IT contractor jobs citing Sparx also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Bristol region with a requirement for Sparx.

1 28 (90.32%) CRM
2 27 (87.10%) Microsoft Excel
2 27 (87.10%) Visual Studio
2 27 (87.10%) MS Visio
2 27 (87.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 27 (87.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 27 (87.10%) Azure
2 27 (87.10%) ArchiMate
2 27 (87.10%) DevOps
2 27 (87.10%) Dynamics 365
3 26 (83.87%) Migration
4 25 (80.65%) Open Source
5 24 (77.42%) Microsoft
6 18 (58.06%) Power BI
6 18 (58.06%) Power Platform
6 18 (58.06%) PowerApps
6 18 (58.06%) Microsoft Flow
7 17 (54.84%) Serverless
7 17 (54.84%) Azure Active Directory
7 17 (54.84%) Azure Functions
7 17 (54.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 17 (54.84%) B2C
7 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
7 17 (54.84%) SQL Server
7 17 (54.84%) SharePoint
7 17 (54.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 16 (51.61%) SaaS
9 10 (32.26%) BPSS Clearance
9 10 (32.26%) Public Sector
10 4 (12.90%) Collaborative Working

Sparx
Co-occurring IT Skills in Bristol 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 17 (54.84%) SharePoint
2 3 (9.68%) Skype for Business
Applications
1 27 (87.10%) Microsoft Excel
1 27 (87.10%) Microsoft PowerPoint
1 27 (87.10%) MS Visio
2 3 (9.68%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 27 (87.10%) Dynamics CRM
2 4 (12.90%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
Cloud Services
1 27 (87.10%) Azure
1 27 (87.10%) Dynamics 365
2 18 (58.06%) Microsoft Flow
2 18 (58.06%) Power Platform
2 18 (58.06%) PowerApps
3 17 (54.84%) Azure Active Directory
3 17 (54.84%) Azure Functions
3 17 (54.84%) Serverless
4 16 (51.61%) SaaS
5 3 (9.68%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 3 (9.68%) Skype
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (58.06%) Power BI
2 17 (54.84%) SQL Server
2 17 (54.84%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 17 (54.84%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (3.23%) Data Warehouse
3 1 (3.23%) Geospatial Data
3 1 (3.23%) Spatial Data
Development Applications
1 27 (87.10%) Visual Studio
General
1 10 (32.26%) Public Sector
2 2 (6.45%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Billing
3 1 (3.23%) Electronics
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
3 1 (3.23%) Manufacturing
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 30 (96.77%) Architect
2 16 (51.61%) CRM Architect
2 16 (51.61%) Dynamics CRM Architect
3 13 (41.94%) Solutions Architect
4 8 (25.81%) CRM Solutions Architect
4 8 (25.81%) Technical Architect
5 6 (19.35%) Senior Architect
6 5 (16.13%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 4 (12.90%) Microsoft Solutions Architect
8 3 (9.68%) Azure Architect
8 3 (9.68%) Data Architect
8 3 (9.68%) Enterprise Architect
9 1 (3.23%) Senior Enterprise Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (3.23%) COM
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (90.32%) CRM
2 27 (87.10%) ArchiMate
2 27 (87.10%) DevOps
3 26 (83.87%) Migration
4 25 (80.65%) Open Source
5 17 (54.84%) B2C
6 4 (12.90%) Collaborative Working
7 3 (9.68%) Data Modelling
8 2 (6.45%) Data Architecture
8 2 (6.45%) Risk Management
9 1 (3.23%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (3.23%) Business Intelligence
9 1 (3.23%) Data Governance
9 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
9 1 (3.23%) Decision-Making
9 1 (3.23%) Digital Marketing
9 1 (3.23%) IT Strategy
9 1 (3.23%) Microservices
9 1 (3.23%) Programme Management
9 1 (3.23%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 2 (6.45%) SQL
Qualifications
1 10 (32.26%) BPSS Clearance
2 3 (9.68%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (3.23%) SC Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (3.23%) GDPR
System Software
1 17 (54.84%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 24 (77.42%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) SAP