Period
to 14 November 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Sparx Enterprise Architect skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sparx Enterprise Architect over the 6 months to 14 November 2019 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.

Sparx Systems Enterprise Architect
UK
6 months to
14 Nov 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 680 822 808
Rank change year-on-year +142 -14 -12
Contract jobs citing Sparx Enterprise Architect 133 88 88
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.16% 0.084% 0.085%
As % of the Business Applications category 2.18% 1.34% 1.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 74 58 58
UK median daily rate £550 £425 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.41% -5.56% -
10th Percentile £321 £322 £309
90th Percentile £688 £575 £661
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £400
% change year-on-year - +12.50% -5.88%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 1
UK median hourly rate £48.42 - £51.00
10th Percentile £38.04 - £49.50
90th Percentile £53.14 - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £48.42 - £51.00

Sparx Enterprise Architect is in the Business Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for business application skills.

All Business Application Skills
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for business application skills 6,105 6,564 8,467
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 7.25% 6.29% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,657 3,837 5,008
UK median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% - +7.95%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £306
90th Percentile £663 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £440
% change year-on-year +5.56% +2.27% +3.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 90 92 89
UK median hourly rate £28.50 £30.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -5.00% +9.09% -11.93%
10th Percentile £13.93 £11.67 £12.60
90th Percentile £63.75 £64.75 £53.73
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £26.00 £23.00
% change year-on-year +34.62% +13.04% -29.23%

Sparx Enterprise Architect
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sparx Enterprise Architect as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Sparx Enterprise Architect in the UK

Sparx Enterprise Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing Sparx Enterprise Architect.

Contractor daily rate trend for Sparx Enterprise Architect in the UK

Sparx Enterprise Architect
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sparx Enterprise Architect over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor daily rate histogram for Sparx Enterprise Architect in the UK

Sparx Enterprise Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sparx Enterprise Architect.

Contractor hourly rate trend for Sparx Enterprise Architect in the UK

Sparx Enterprise Architect
Contractor Hourly Rate Histogram

The hourly rate distribution of IT jobs citing Sparx Enterprise Architect over the 6 months to 14 November 2019.

Contractor hourly rate histogram for Sparx Enterprise Architect in the UK

Sparx Enterprise Architect
Top 12 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sparx Enterprise Architect within the UK over the 6 months to 14 November 2019. 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
England +147 124 £550 +29.41% 19
UK excluding London +87 69 £450 - 12
London +115 60 £600 +41.18% 7
South West +33 22 £485 +16.17% 2
South East +39 19 £320 -20.00% 6
Midlands +56 16 £650 -
West Midlands +44 16 £650 -
Scotland +34 5 £520 +12.43%
North of England +32 3 £550 +22.22% 4
North West - 3 £550 - 4
Wales +26 2 £560 +17.89%
East of England - 2 £600 -

For the 6 months to 14 November 2019, IT contractor jobs citing Sparx Enterprise Architect 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 with a requirement for Sparx Enterprise Architect.

1 133 (100.00%) Sparx
2 57 (42.86%) UML
3 52 (39.10%) Security Cleared
4 48 (36.09%) SC Cleared
5 41 (30.83%) Data Modelling
5 41 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
6 40 (30.08%) TOGAF
7 34 (25.56%) Linux
8 32 (24.06%) ArchiMate
9 31 (23.31%) Scrum
10 30 (22.56%) Business Analysis
11 29 (21.80%) JSON
11 29 (21.80%) Project Delivery
12 25 (18.80%) DevOps
13 23 (17.29%) Logical Data Model
13 23 (17.29%) Public Sector
13 23 (17.29%) Finance
14 22 (16.54%) Unix
14 22 (16.54%) C
14 22 (16.54%) JIRA
14 22 (16.54%) Azure
14 22 (16.54%) Relational Database
15 21 (15.79%) Microsoft
16 20 (15.04%) Enterprise Architecture
16 20 (15.04%) Jenkins
16 20 (15.04%) Physical Data Model
17 18 (13.53%) PostgreSQL
17 18 (13.53%) AWS
17 18 (13.53%) Elasticsearch
18 17 (12.78%) GeoJSON

Sparx Enterprise Architect
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 18 (13.53%) Elasticsearch
2 12 (9.02%) Confluence
3 3 (2.26%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (1.50%) Skype for Business
5 1 (0.75%) Apache Spark
5 1 (0.75%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.75%) JBoss
5 1 (0.75%) Jetty
5 1 (0.75%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 1 (0.75%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.75%) WebLogic
Applications
1 7 (5.26%) MS Visio
2 3 (2.26%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 7 (5.26%) Oracle CRM
2 6 (4.51%) Dynamics CRM
2 6 (4.51%) Unit4 Business World
3 4 (3.01%) Teamcenter
Cloud Services
1 22 (16.54%) Azure
2 18 (13.53%) AWS
3 16 (12.03%) AWS CloudFormation
4 13 (9.77%) SaaS
5 12 (9.02%) PaaS
6 9 (6.77%) IaaS
7 8 (6.02%) Dynamics 365
8 3 (2.26%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (2.26%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
8 3 (2.26%) Salesforce Service Cloud
9 2 (1.50%) Azure Machine Learning
9 2 (1.50%) Power Platform
9 2 (1.50%) PowerApps
10 1 (0.75%) AWS Lambda
10 1 (0.75%) Azure Active Directory
10 1 (0.75%) Azure Functions
10 1 (0.75%) GCP
10 1 (0.75%) iPaaS
10 1 (0.75%) Oracle Service Cloud
10 1 (0.75%) Serverless
Communications & Networking
1 10 (7.52%) Firewall
2 3 (2.26%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.50%) Skype
4 1 (0.75%) DNS
4 1 (0.75%) Softphone
4 1 (0.75%) SSH
4 1 (0.75%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (16.54%) Relational Database
2 18 (13.53%) PostgreSQL
3 11 (8.27%) Data Warehouse
4 6 (4.51%) SQL Server
5 5 (3.76%) Data Lake
6 3 (2.26%) Azure SQL Data Warehouse
6 3 (2.26%) Azure SQL Database
6 3 (2.26%) MySQL
6 3 (2.26%) NoSQL
6 3 (2.26%) Parquet
6 3 (2.26%) RDBMS
7 2 (1.50%) Big Data
7 2 (1.50%) Data Mining
7 2 (1.50%) Hadoop
7 2 (1.50%) Oracle Database
7 2 (1.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
8 1 (0.75%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.75%) Apache Hive
8 1 (0.75%) Impala
8 1 (0.75%) MongoDB
Development Applications
1 22 (16.54%) JIRA
2 20 (15.04%) Jenkins
3 12 (9.02%) Ant
3 12 (9.02%) ClearCase
3 12 (9.02%) Subversion
4 11 (8.27%) CppUnit
4 11 (8.27%) GitLab
4 11 (8.27%) GoogleTest
4 11 (8.27%) NUnit
4 11 (8.27%) Selenium
5 10 (7.52%) Artifactory
5 10 (7.52%) Git (software)
5 10 (7.52%) SonarQube
6 6 (4.51%) Sonatype Nexus
7 3 (2.26%) MagicDraw
8 2 (1.50%) ERwin
8 2 (1.50%) Rational DOORS
9 1 (0.75%) Cucumber
9 1 (0.75%) Mercurial
9 1 (0.75%) Poseidon for UML
General
1 23 (17.29%) Finance
1 23 (17.29%) Public Sector
2 5 (3.76%) Aerospace
2 5 (3.76%) Local Government
2 5 (3.76%) Police
2 5 (3.76%) Telecoms
3 2 (1.50%) Manufacturing
3 2 (1.50%) Marketing
4 1 (0.75%) Banking
4 1 (0.75%) Billing
4 1 (0.75%) Electronics
4 1 (0.75%) Fire and Rescue
Job Titles
1 73 (54.89%) Architect
2 32 (24.06%) Data Architect
3 19 (14.29%) Solutions Architect
4 12 (9.02%) Software Engineer
5 10 (7.52%) Analyst
6 8 (6.02%) Developer
6 8 (6.02%) DevOps Engineer
7 6 (4.51%) Business Analyst
7 6 (4.51%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (4.51%) Enterprise Architect
7 6 (4.51%) Senior DevOps
7 6 (4.51%) Technical Architect
8 5 (3.76%) C Developer
8 5 (3.76%) Data Modeller
8 5 (3.76%) Salesforce Architect
8 5 (3.76%) Senior Architect
8 5 (3.76%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) C Software Engineer
9 4 (3.01%) Senior Data Architect
10 3 (2.26%) Technical Assurance Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (21.80%) JSON
2 17 (12.78%) GeoJSON
2 17 (12.78%) Swagger
3 16 (12.03%) PostGIS
4 15 (11.28%) JSON Schema
5 6 (4.51%) Middleware
6 5 (3.76%) Web Services
6 5 (3.76%) YAML
7 4 (3.01%) Oracle Fusion
8 3 (2.26%) HTML
8 3 (2.26%) XML
9 2 (1.50%) Node.js
10 1 (0.75%) ActiveMQ
10 1 (0.75%) GWT
10 1 (0.75%) Hibernate
10 1 (0.75%) JMS
10 1 (0.75%) jQuery
10 1 (0.75%) OAuth
10 1 (0.75%) Spring
10 1 (0.75%) STL
Miscellaneous
1 12 (9.02%) Derivative
1 12 (9.02%) N-Tier
2 9 (6.77%) Analytical Skills
3 8 (6.02%) PKI
4 7 (5.26%) Cloud Native
4 7 (5.26%) Data Centre
5 6 (4.51%) Reference Data
6 5 (3.76%) Data Structures
6 5 (3.76%) Hybrid Cloud
6 5 (3.76%) Management Information System
7 2 (1.50%) Self-Motivation
7 2 (1.50%) Semantic Web
8 1 (0.75%) Reinsurance
8 1 (0.75%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.75%) User Experience
8 1 (0.75%) YubiKey
Operating Systems
1 34 (25.56%) Linux
2 22 (16.54%) Unix
3 7 (5.26%) Windows
4 6 (4.51%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 2 (1.50%) Windows 10
6 1 (0.75%) Android
6 1 (0.75%) Apple iOS
6 1 (0.75%) CentOS
6 1 (0.75%) Debian
6 1 (0.75%) Mac OS X
6 1 (0.75%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (42.86%) UML
2 41 (30.83%) Agile Software Development
2 41 (30.83%) Data Modelling
3 40 (30.08%) TOGAF
4 32 (24.06%) ArchiMate
5 31 (23.31%) Scrum
6 30 (22.56%) Business Analysis
7 29 (21.80%) Project Delivery
8 25 (18.80%) DevOps
9 23 (17.29%) Logical Data Model
10 20 (15.04%) Enterprise Architecture
10 20 (15.04%) Physical Data Model
11 17 (12.78%) CRM
11 17 (12.78%) Project Management
12 16 (12.03%) Data Architecture
12 16 (12.03%) PRINCE2
12 16 (12.03%) Service Design
12 16 (12.03%) Software Engineering
13 15 (11.28%) Microservices
14 14 (10.53%) Problem-Solving
Programming Languages
1 22 (16.54%) C
2 16 (12.03%) Python
3 15 (11.28%) C++
4 10 (7.52%) SQL
5 3 (2.26%) PL/SQL
6 2 (1.50%) Java
6 2 (1.50%) Scala
6 2 (1.50%) SHACL
6 2 (1.50%) SPARQL
7 1 (0.75%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.75%) Clojure
7 1 (0.75%) ClojureScript
7 1 (0.75%) Groovy
7 1 (0.75%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.75%) Perl
7 1 (0.75%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.75%) R
7 1 (0.75%) Ruby
7 1 (0.75%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.75%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 52 (39.10%) Security Cleared
2 48 (36.09%) SC Cleared
3 8 (6.02%) AWS Certification
4 6 (4.51%) DV Cleared
5 5 (3.76%) TOGAF Certification
6 4 (3.01%) Degree
6 4 (3.01%) ISEB
7 1 (0.75%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.75%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.75%) MCSA
7 1 (0.75%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (5.26%) Data Quality
2 6 (4.51%) QA
3 1 (0.75%) GDPR
System Software
1 5 (3.76%) Postfix
2 1 (0.75%) Active Directory
2 1 (0.75%) Docker
Systems Management
1 11 (8.27%) Terraform
2 10 (7.52%) Ansible
2 10 (7.52%) Consul
3 6 (4.51%) Opscode Chef
4 5 (3.76%) yum
5 2 (1.50%) Microsoft Intune
5 2 (1.50%) Single Sign-On
6 1 (0.75%) Puppet
6 1 (0.75%) Salt
Vendors
1 133 (100.00%) Sparx
2 21 (15.79%) Microsoft
3 15 (11.28%) Oracle
4 11 (8.27%) BiZZdesign
5 10 (7.52%) Splunk
6 8 (6.02%) Salesforce.com
7 6 (4.51%) CA
7 6 (4.51%) Red Hat
8 5 (3.76%) Atlassian
9 4 (3.01%) Siemens
10 3 (2.26%) IBM
10 3 (2.26%) Talend
11 2 (1.50%) Cloudera
11 2 (1.50%) Informatica
11 2 (1.50%) MuleSoft
11 2 (1.50%) SAP
11 2 (1.50%) Tableau
12 1 (0.75%) Ab Initio
12 1 (0.75%) Comino
12 1 (0.75%) Hortonworks