Period
to 16 June 2021

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 16 June 2021 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
UK > England
6 months to
16 Jun 2021
Same period 2020 Same period 2019
Rank 549 529 730
Rank change year-on-year -20 +201 +11
Contract jobs citing Sparx 86 56 100
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 0.17% 0.14% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.43% 0.34% 0.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 67 37 66
10th Percentile £490 £516 £325
25th Percentile £555 £538 £413
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £725 £600 £463
Median % change year-on-year +20.83% +29.73% -5.13%
75th Percentile £738 £684 £575
90th Percentile £775 £795 £738
UK median daily rate £725 £600 £463
% change year-on-year +20.83% +29.73% -5.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 0
Median hourly rate £40.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £40.00 - -

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 England.

All Vendors
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 20,136 16,541 34,529
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 40.88% 42.66% 41.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 13,113 10,649 21,933
10th Percentile £290 £250 £260
25th Percentile £388 £363 £363
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £495 £470 £465
Median % change year-on-year +5.32% +1.08% +3.33%
75th Percentile £588 £575 £569
90th Percentile £688 £675 £650
UK median daily rate £488 £460 £460
% change year-on-year +6.04% -0.05% +2.22%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 586 1,120
10th Percentile £11.17 £11.63 £11.07
25th Percentile £13.25 £14.06 £13.00
Median hourly rate £20.00 £19.00 £18.50
Median % change year-on-year +5.26% +2.70% +5.71%
75th Percentile £41.25 £30.00 £37.31
90th Percentile £55.00 £50.00 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £20.00 £19.50 £18.08
% change year-on-year +2.56% +7.84% +4.52%

Sparx
Job Vacancy Trend in England

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

Job vacancy trend for Sparx in England

Sparx
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Daily rate trend for Sparx in England

Sparx
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Sparx in England over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

Daily rate histogram for Sparx in England

Sparx
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Sparx in England.

Hourly rate trend for Sparx in England

Sparx
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Sparx in England over the 6 months to 16 June 2021.

Hourly rate histogram for Sparx in England

Sparx
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sparx within the England region over the 6 months to 16 June 2021. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -39 47 £725 +16.00% 6
South West +27 18 £552 -29.21% 11
North of England +18 11 £725 +27.55% 11
North West -6 9 £725 +27.55% 7
Midlands -14 4 £725 +32.61%
West Midlands - 4 £725 -
Yorkshire +9 2 £725 +38.10% 4
East of England +3 1 £560 -
Sparx
UK

For the 6 months to 16 June 2021, 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 England region with a requirement for Sparx.

1 71 (82.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 54 (62.79%) Finance
3 52 (60.47%) Data Modelling
4 39 (45.35%) Public Sector
5 34 (39.53%) Business Intelligence
6 29 (33.72%) Social Skills
7 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
8 27 (31.40%) Marketing
8 27 (31.40%) Digital Marketing
8 27 (31.40%) SAP
8 27 (31.40%) Manufacturing
8 27 (31.40%) Electronics
8 27 (31.40%) Telecoms
8 27 (31.40%) Programme Management
9 24 (27.91%) Data Analysis
9 24 (27.91%) Data Architecture
9 24 (27.91%) UML
10 23 (26.74%) Data Governance
10 23 (26.74%) Metadata Management
10 23 (26.74%) Analytical Skills
11 19 (22.09%) Analytics
11 19 (22.09%) Digital Analytics
11 19 (22.09%) Actionable Insight
11 19 (22.09%) Strategic Thinking
11 19 (22.09%) Remedy
11 19 (22.09%) Reverse Engineering
11 19 (22.09%) Strategic Planning
12 18 (20.93%) SQL
13 16 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
13 16 (18.60%) Scrum

Sparx
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 3 (3.49%) SAS
2 2 (2.33%) Apache
2 2 (2.33%) Confluence
2 2 (2.33%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (4.65%) Maple
2 1 (1.16%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 71 (82.56%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.16%) Maximo
Cloud Services
1 9 (10.47%) Azure
2 7 (8.14%) AWS
3 3 (3.49%) PaaS
3 3 (3.49%) SaaS
4 2 (2.33%) Power Platform
5 1 (1.16%) IaaS
5 1 (1.16%) iPaaS
5 1 (1.16%) Miro
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (15.12%) RDBMS
1 13 (15.12%) Relational Database
2 3 (3.49%) SQL Server
3 2 (2.33%) Pentaho
3 2 (2.33%) PostgreSQL
3 2 (2.33%) Power BI
3 2 (2.33%) Qlik Sense
3 2 (2.33%) QlikView
3 2 (2.33%) Snowflake Schema
3 2 (2.33%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (1.16%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (1.16%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (1.16%) Tableau
Development Applications
1 11 (12.79%) JIRA
2 3 (3.49%) ERwin
3 1 (1.16%) Git (software)
3 1 (1.16%) Rational DOORS
3 1 (1.16%) Rational Rhapsody
General
1 54 (62.79%) Finance
2 39 (45.35%) Public Sector
3 29 (33.72%) Social Skills
4 27 (31.40%) Electronics
4 27 (31.40%) Manufacturing
4 27 (31.40%) Marketing
4 27 (31.40%) Telecoms
5 23 (26.74%) Analytical Skills
6 4 (4.65%) Organisational Skills
7 2 (2.33%) Aerospace
7 2 (2.33%) Documentation Skills
7 2 (2.33%) Local Government
8 1 (1.16%) Law
8 1 (1.16%) Presentation Skills
Job Titles
1 71 (82.56%) Architect
2 41 (47.67%) Data Architect
3 26 (30.23%) Data Modeller
4 9 (10.47%) Solutions Architect
5 8 (9.30%) Analyst
6 6 (6.98%) Security Architect
7 5 (5.81%) Data Analyst
7 5 (5.81%) Enterprise Architect
7 5 (5.81%) Finance Modeller
7 5 (5.81%) Systems Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Lead Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Lead Data Architect
8 4 (4.65%) Senior Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Business Analyst
9 3 (3.49%) Cloud Architect
9 3 (3.49%) Data Engineer
10 2 (2.33%) Azure Architect
10 2 (2.33%) Information Security Architect
10 2 (2.33%) Security Technical Architect
10 2 (2.33%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (15.12%) GraphQL
1 13 (15.12%) JSON
1 13 (15.12%) XML
2 7 (8.14%) Web Services
3 2 (2.33%) Apache Thrift
3 2 (2.33%) REST
3 2 (2.33%) SOAP
4 1 (1.16%) .NET
4 1 (1.16%) .NET Core
4 1 (1.16%) AngularJS
4 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET
4 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET Core
4 1 (1.16%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (1.16%) MFC
4 1 (1.16%) React
4 1 (1.16%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 15 (17.44%) Reference Data
2 6 (6.98%) N-Tier
3 5 (5.81%) Semantic Web
4 3 (3.49%) Cloud Native
4 3 (3.49%) Equities
5 2 (2.33%) Hybrid Cloud
6 1 (1.16%) Data Centre
6 1 (1.16%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 52 (60.47%) Data Modelling
2 34 (39.53%) Business Intelligence
3 28 (32.56%) Agile Software Development
4 27 (31.40%) Digital Marketing
4 27 (31.40%) Programme Management
5 24 (27.91%) Data Analysis
5 24 (27.91%) Data Architecture
5 24 (27.91%) UML
6 23 (26.74%) Data Governance
6 23 (26.74%) Metadata Management
7 19 (22.09%) Actionable Insight
7 19 (22.09%) Analytics
7 19 (22.09%) Digital Analytics
7 19 (22.09%) Reverse Engineering
7 19 (22.09%) Strategic Planning
7 19 (22.09%) Strategic Thinking
8 16 (18.60%) ArchiMate
8 16 (18.60%) Scrum
8 16 (18.60%) Stakeholder Management
9 14 (16.28%) Logical Data Model
Programming Languages
1 18 (20.93%) SQL
2 5 (5.81%) SHACL
2 5 (5.81%) SPARQL
3 4 (4.65%) Python
4 3 (3.49%) R
5 2 (2.33%) C
5 2 (2.33%) T-SQL
6 1 (1.16%) C#
6 1 (1.16%) C++
6 1 (1.16%) JavaScript
6 1 (1.16%) TypeScript
6 1 (1.16%) VC++
Qualifications
1 14 (16.28%) Security Cleared
2 10 (11.63%) SC Cleared
3 7 (8.14%) Degree
4 5 (5.81%) TOGAF Certification
5 3 (3.49%) DV Cleared
6 1 (1.16%) DBS Check
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (10.47%) Data Quality
2 5 (5.81%) NIST
3 2 (2.33%) QA
4 1 (1.16%) GDPR
4 1 (1.16%) SLA
Systems Management
1 1 (1.16%) PTC Integrity
Vendors
1 27 (31.40%) SAP
2 19 (22.09%) Remedy
3 8 (9.30%) Salesforce.com
4 3 (3.49%) Google
4 3 (3.49%) Microsoft
4 3 (3.49%) Oracle
5 2 (2.33%) Atlassian
5 2 (2.33%) BiZZdesign
5 2 (2.33%) Informatica
6 1 (1.16%) Databricks
6 1 (1.16%) PTC