Period
to 21 January 2022

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in London 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 21 January 2022 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
England > London
6 months to
21 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 521 350 484
Rank change year-on-year -171 +134 +112
Contract jobs citing Sparx 60 60 37
As % of all contract jobs advertised in London 0.16% 0.34% 0.12%
As % of the Vendors category 0.44% 0.88% 0.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 51 51 23
10th Percentile £525 £400 £490
25th Percentile £572 £533 £563
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £725 £750 £600
Median % change year-on-year -3.33% +25.00% +29.73%
75th Percentile £750 £788 £652
90th Percentile £788 - £698
England median daily rate £725 £700 £600
% change year-on-year +3.57% +16.67% +33.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £60.00 - -
England median hourly rate £60.00 £51.25 £48.42
% change year-on-year +17.07% +5.84% -

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 London.

All Vendors
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 13,642 6,823 12,041
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 36.46% 38.71% 39.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 9,455 4,632 8,341
10th Percentile £343 £300 £258
25th Percentile £450 £400 £380
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £550 £500 £500
Median % change year-on-year +10.00% - -
75th Percentile £663 £588 £594
90th Percentile £750 £675 £675
England median daily rate £515 £463 £450
% change year-on-year +11.35% +2.78% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 178 69 217
10th Percentile £14.64 £12.76 £12.44
25th Percentile £20.00 £22.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate £27.50 £26.65 £20.83
Median % change year-on-year +3.19% +27.94% +11.06%
75th Percentile £49.25 £51.50 £29.96
90th Percentile £59.13 £66.80 £50.00
England median hourly rate £19.53 £23.00 £18.70
% change year-on-year -15.09% +22.99% +7.41%

Sparx
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for Sparx in London

Sparx
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Daily rate trend for Sparx in London

Sparx
Daily Rate Histogram in London

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Sparx in London over the 6 months to 21 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Sparx in London

Sparx
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in London

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

Hourly rate trend for Sparx in London

Sparx
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sparx within the London region over the 6 months to 21 January 2022. 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
Jobs
East London - 3 £900 - 1
Central London -50 2 £608 +16.83%
Sparx
England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2022, 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 London region with a requirement for Sparx.

1 43 (71.67%) Data Modelling
2 40 (66.67%) Finance
3 33 (55.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
4 32 (53.33%) Data Architecture
5 30 (50.00%) Metadata
6 27 (45.00%) Data Analysis
7 25 (41.67%) Social Skills
7 25 (41.67%) Data Governance
8 24 (40.00%) Public Sector
9 23 (38.33%) Strategic Thinking
10 22 (36.67%) Telecoms
10 22 (36.67%) Programme Management
10 22 (36.67%) Business Intelligence
11 21 (35.00%) SAP
11 21 (35.00%) Electronics
11 21 (35.00%) Manufacturing
11 21 (35.00%) Marketing
11 21 (35.00%) Digital Marketing
12 20 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
12 20 (33.33%) Metadata Repository
13 18 (30.00%) UML
14 14 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
15 13 (21.67%) Analytics
16 12 (20.00%) Metadata Management
16 12 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
16 12 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
16 12 (20.00%) SQL
16 12 (20.00%) Remedy
16 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
17 11 (18.33%) Reverse Engineering

Sparx
Co-occurring IT Skills in London 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 (5.00%) Confluence
Applications
1 2 (3.33%) MS Visio
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft Excel
2 1 (1.67%) Microsoft PowerPoint
Business Applications
1 33 (55.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 2 (3.33%) Azure
2 1 (1.67%) AWS
2 1 (1.67%) IaaS
2 1 (1.67%) PaaS
2 1 (1.67%) Power Platform
2 1 (1.67%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 30 (50.00%) Metadata
2 20 (33.33%) Metadata Repository
3 10 (16.67%) Relational Database
4 9 (15.00%) RDBMS
5 3 (5.00%) NoSQL
5 3 (5.00%) Snowflake Schema
6 2 (3.33%) Data Lake
7 1 (1.67%) Big Data
7 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (1.67%) Hadoop
7 1 (1.67%) Power BI
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server
7 1 (1.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 5 (8.33%) JIRA
2 1 (1.67%) ER Studio
2 1 (1.67%) ERwin
2 1 (1.67%) Git (software)
2 1 (1.67%) LabVIEW
2 1 (1.67%) PowerDesigner
2 1 (1.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 40 (66.67%) Finance
2 25 (41.67%) Social Skills
3 24 (40.00%) Public Sector
4 22 (36.67%) Telecoms
5 21 (35.00%) Electronics
5 21 (35.00%) Manufacturing
5 21 (35.00%) Marketing
6 14 (23.33%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (5.00%) Presentation Skills
8 2 (3.33%) Banking
8 2 (3.33%) Retail
9 1 (1.67%) Back Office
9 1 (1.67%) Inclusion and Diversity
9 1 (1.67%) Law
9 1 (1.67%) Legal
9 1 (1.67%) Police
Job Titles
1 45 (75.00%) Architect
2 31 (51.67%) Data Architect
3 22 (36.67%) Data Modeller
4 5 (8.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 5 (8.33%) Solutions Architect
5 3 (5.00%) Analyst
5 3 (5.00%) Payments Architect
6 2 (3.33%) Business Analyst
6 2 (3.33%) Technical Architect
7 1 (1.67%) Business Solution Architect
7 1 (1.67%) C# Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Data Analyst
7 1 (1.67%) Designer
7 1 (1.67%) Developer
7 1 (1.67%) Enterprise Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.67%) Senior Analyst
7 1 (1.67%) Senior Architect
7 1 (1.67%) Senior Data Analyst
7 1 (1.67%) Senior Solutions Architect
7 1 (1.67%) Solutions Designer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) JSON
2 2 (3.33%) GraphQL
2 2 (3.33%) REST
2 2 (3.33%) XML
3 1 (1.67%) .NET
3 1 (1.67%) .NET Core
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (1.67%) ASP.NET Core
3 1 (1.67%) Kafka
3 1 (1.67%) Keras
3 1 (1.67%) MFC
3 1 (1.67%) OpenCV
3 1 (1.67%) Pandas
3 1 (1.67%) PyTorch
3 1 (1.67%) scikit-learn
3 1 (1.67%) Spring
3 1 (1.67%) Spring Boot
3 1 (1.67%) TensorFlow
3 1 (1.67%) Theano
3 1 (1.67%) Vue.js
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Reference Data
2 2 (3.33%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Algorithms
3 1 (1.67%) Derivative
3 1 (1.67%) Equities
3 1 (1.67%) Interest Rate Derivative
3 1 (1.67%) Legacy Systems
3 1 (1.67%) Mobile App
3 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.67%) Semantic Web
3 1 (1.67%) Smartcard
3 1 (1.67%) SWIFT
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 43 (71.67%) Data Modelling
2 32 (53.33%) Data Architecture
3 27 (45.00%) Data Analysis
4 25 (41.67%) Data Governance
5 23 (38.33%) Strategic Thinking
6 22 (36.67%) Business Intelligence
6 22 (36.67%) Programme Management
7 21 (35.00%) Digital Marketing
8 20 (33.33%) Strategic Planning
9 18 (30.00%) UML
10 13 (21.67%) Analytics
11 12 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
11 12 (20.00%) Logical Data Model
11 12 (20.00%) Metadata Management
11 12 (20.00%) Physical Data Model
12 11 (18.33%) Actionable Insight
12 11 (18.33%) Digital Analytics
12 11 (18.33%) Reverse Engineering
13 10 (16.67%) Migration
14 9 (15.00%) Enterprise Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (20.00%) SQL
2 3 (5.00%) Python
3 2 (3.33%) C++
3 2 (3.33%) Java
4 1 (1.67%) C
4 1 (1.67%) C#
4 1 (1.67%) MATLAB
4 1 (1.67%) R
4 1 (1.67%) SHACL
4 1 (1.67%) SPARQL
4 1 (1.67%) TypeScript
4 1 (1.67%) VC++
Qualifications
1 4 (6.67%) SC Cleared
1 4 (6.67%) Security Cleared
2 3 (5.00%) Degree
3 1 (1.67%) PhD
3 1 (1.67%) TOGAF Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) QA
2 1 (1.67%) GRC
2 1 (1.67%) ISO 20022
Vendors
1 21 (35.00%) SAP
2 12 (20.00%) Remedy
3 1 (1.67%) BMC
3 1 (1.67%) Civica
3 1 (1.67%) Informatica
3 1 (1.67%) Oracle
3 1 (1.67%) Refinitiv
3 1 (1.67%) ServiceNow