The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Sphinx skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sphinx over the 3 months to 29 March 2017 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.

Sphinx
UK / England
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 576 623 597
Rank change year-on-year +47 -26  
Contract jobs citing Sphinx 1 3 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.002% 0.006% 0.019%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.008% 0.021% 0.069%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 8
Median daily rate - £525 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +61.53%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £525 £350
% change year-on-year - +50.00%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 0
Median hourly rate - £50.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Sphinx is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 13230 14037 13127
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 31.70% 28.26% 27.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 9187 9869 8617
Median daily rate £425 £413 £398
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.03% +3.77%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £300 £280
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £570 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 170 210 170
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.05 £12.60 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £57.00 £46.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

Sphinx
Job Vacancy Trend in England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England citing Sphinx as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for Sphinx in England

Sphinx
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sphinx in England.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sphinx in England

Sphinx
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sphinx in England

For the 6 months to 29 March 2017, 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 across the England region with a requirement for Sphinx.

1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) Python
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
1 1 (100.00%) Jupyter
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Environments
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Machines

Sphinx
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 1 (100.00%) Jupyter
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) LDAP
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Jenkins
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Node.js
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Open Source
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Python
System Software
1 1 (100.00%) Virtual Machines