Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 733 789 784
Rank change year-on-year +56 -5 -1
Contract jobs citing Sparx Enterprise Architect 111 117 81
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.12% 0.11% 0.085%
As % of the Business Applications category 1.75% 1.75% 1.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 69 65 45
UK median daily rate £500 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +17.65% +6.25% -15.79%
10th Percentile £320 £363 £311
90th Percentile £658 £642 £660
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £450 £388
% change year-on-year - +16.13% -13.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 0 1
UK median hourly rate £48.42 - £51.00
10th Percentile £37.03 - £49.50
90th Percentile £53.34 - £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £50.46 - £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 6,339 6,676 7,864
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 6.96% 6.48% 8.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,821 3,896 4,542
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.63% +5.56% +2.86%
10th Percentile £325 £313 £305
90th Percentile £650 £650 £650
UK excluding London median daily rate £475 £450 £425
% change year-on-year +5.56% +5.88% +2.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 78 95 107
UK median hourly rate £31.75 £23.00 £31.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +38.04% -25.81% -11.43%
10th Percentile £11.25 £11.25 £13.00
90th Percentile £64.88 £55.00 £58.26
UK excluding London median hourly rate £31.75 £20.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year +54.88% -38.81% -6.94%

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 17 August 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 17 August 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 17 August 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 +46 103 £500 +21.95% 12
UK excluding London +32 59 £450 - 11
London +51 51 £550 +37.50% 1
South East +32 25 £333 -35.12%
South West -18 15 £475 +15.85% 5
Midlands +35 8 £688 +64.18% 4
West Midlands +24 8 £688 +64.18% 4
Scotland +36 5 £363 -25.64%
Wales +4 3 £530 +11.58%
North of England +20 2 £550 +30.95% 1
North West +10 2 £550 +46.67%
East of England +16 1 £450 - 1

For the 6 months to 17 August 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.

1 110 (99.10%) Sparx
2 48 (43.24%) UML
2 48 (43.24%) Security Cleared
3 42 (37.84%) SC Cleared
4 38 (34.23%) Data Modelling
5 33 (29.73%) Linux
6 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
6 30 (27.03%) Enterprise Architecture
7 29 (26.13%) TOGAF
8 26 (23.42%) C
9 25 (22.52%) Business Analysis
10 23 (20.72%) JSON
10 23 (20.72%) Data Architecture
11 22 (19.82%) Unix
11 22 (19.82%) Scrum
11 22 (19.82%) Logical Data Model
12 20 (18.02%) Physical Data Model
12 20 (18.02%) Software Engineering
13 19 (17.12%) Relational Database
14 18 (16.22%) Elasticsearch
14 18 (16.22%) JIRA
14 18 (16.22%) PostgreSQL
14 18 (16.22%) Finance
14 18 (16.22%) Project Management
15 17 (15.32%) OO
15 17 (15.32%) C++
15 17 (15.32%) ArchiMate
15 17 (15.32%) GeoJSON
15 17 (15.32%) Swagger
16 16 (14.41%) PostGIS

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 (16.22%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (7.21%) Confluence
3 3 (2.70%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 3 (2.70%) Skype for Business
4 2 (1.80%) WebSphere
5 1 (0.90%) Anypoint
5 1 (0.90%) Apache
5 1 (0.90%) BizTalk Server
5 1 (0.90%) JBoss
5 1 (0.90%) Jetty
5 1 (0.90%) OpenStack
5 1 (0.90%) Oracle Self-Service HR
5 1 (0.90%) Tomcat
5 1 (0.90%) WebLogic
Applications
1 9 (8.11%) MS Visio
2 2 (1.80%) Microsoft Office
3 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Excel
Business Applications
1 3 (2.70%) Teamcenter
2 2 (1.80%) Magento
2 2 (1.80%) Oracle CRM
Cloud Services
1 14 (12.61%) Amazon AWS
2 11 (9.91%) AWS CloudFormation
2 11 (9.91%) Microsoft Azure
3 9 (8.11%) PaaS
3 9 (8.11%) SaaS
4 8 (7.21%) IaaS
5 3 (2.70%) Salesforce Sales Cloud
5 3 (2.70%) Salesforce Service Cloud
6 2 (1.80%) Dynamics 365
7 1 (0.90%) Azure Active Directory
7 1 (0.90%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 6 (5.41%) Firewall
2 3 (2.70%) Skype
3 2 (1.80%) Ethernet
3 2 (1.80%) Softphone
4 1 (0.90%) SSH
4 1 (0.90%) WPA
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (17.12%) Relational Database
2 18 (16.22%) PostgreSQL
3 9 (8.11%) SQL Server
4 5 (4.50%) Data Warehouse
5 4 (3.60%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 3 (2.70%) Big Data
6 3 (2.70%) MySQL
7 2 (1.80%) Apache Ignite
7 2 (1.80%) Data Lake
7 2 (1.80%) Oracle Database
8 1 (0.90%) Amazon QuickSight
8 1 (0.90%) Amazon RDS
8 1 (0.90%) Amazon Redshift
8 1 (0.90%) BusinessObjects
8 1 (0.90%) Data Mining
8 1 (0.90%) DB2
8 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Data Warehouse
8 1 (0.90%) Hadoop
8 1 (0.90%) IBM InfoSphere
8 1 (0.90%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 18 (16.22%) JIRA
2 16 (14.41%) Jenkins
3 14 (12.61%) Ant
3 14 (12.61%) ClearCase
3 14 (12.61%) Subversion
4 13 (11.71%) CppUnit
4 13 (11.71%) GoogleTest
4 13 (11.71%) NUnit
5 10 (9.01%) Git (software)
6 7 (6.31%) ERwin
6 7 (6.31%) Selenium
7 6 (5.41%) Artifactory
7 6 (5.41%) GitLab
7 6 (5.41%) SonarQube
7 6 (5.41%) Sonatype Nexus
8 3 (2.70%) ER Studio
9 2 (1.80%) PowerDesigner
10 1 (0.90%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.90%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.90%) Maven
General
1 18 (16.22%) Finance
2 5 (4.50%) Aerospace
2 5 (4.50%) Local Government
3 4 (3.60%) Marketing
4 2 (1.80%) Manufacturing
4 2 (1.80%) Retail
4 2 (1.80%) Telecoms
5 1 (0.90%) Electronics
Job Titles
1 65 (58.56%) Architect
2 37 (33.33%) Data Architect
3 14 (12.61%) Solutions Architect
4 11 (9.91%) Developer
4 11 (9.91%) Software Engineer
5 9 (8.11%) Analyst
6 7 (6.31%) Cloud Architect
7 6 (5.41%) Business Analyst
8 5 (4.50%) C Developer
8 5 (4.50%) Enterprise Architect
8 5 (4.50%) Infrastructure Architect
9 4 (3.60%) Applications Developer
9 4 (3.60%) C Software Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Data Centre Architect
9 4 (3.60%) DevOps Engineer
9 4 (3.60%) Lead Developer
9 4 (3.60%) Salesforce Architect
9 4 (3.60%) Senior Architect
9 4 (3.60%) Senior Data Architect
9 4 (3.60%) Telephony Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (20.72%) JSON
2 17 (15.32%) GeoJSON
2 17 (15.32%) Swagger
3 16 (14.41%) PostGIS
4 15 (13.51%) JSON Schema
5 6 (5.41%) .NET
5 6 (5.41%) Web Services
6 5 (4.50%) Middleware
6 5 (4.50%) YAML
7 4 (3.60%) ASP.NET
7 4 (3.60%) Oracle Fusion
7 4 (3.60%) SOAP
8 2 (1.80%) ASP.NET Web API
8 2 (1.80%) HTML
8 2 (1.80%) IBM Integration Bus
8 2 (1.80%) Kafka
8 2 (1.80%) REST
8 2 (1.80%) XML
9 1 (0.90%) Apache Camel
9 1 (0.90%) Play Framework
Miscellaneous
1 14 (12.61%) Derivative
2 12 (10.81%) Analytical Skills
3 9 (8.11%) Data Centre
3 9 (8.11%) N-Tier
3 9 (8.11%) PKI
4 7 (6.31%) Cloud Native
5 4 (3.60%) Data Structures
6 3 (2.70%) Management Information System
6 3 (2.70%) User Experience
7 2 (1.80%) Mobile App
8 1 (0.90%) Enterprise Software
8 1 (0.90%) Frameworx
8 1 (0.90%) Greenfield Project
8 1 (0.90%) Hybrid Cloud
8 1 (0.90%) Taxonomies
8 1 (0.90%) TM Forum
Operating Systems
1 33 (29.73%) Linux
2 22 (19.82%) Unix
3 6 (5.41%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
3 6 (5.41%) Windows
4 3 (2.70%) Windows 10
5 1 (0.90%) Android
5 1 (0.90%) Apple iOS
5 1 (0.90%) CentOS
5 1 (0.90%) Debian
5 1 (0.90%) Mac OS X
5 1 (0.90%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 48 (43.24%) UML
2 38 (34.23%) Data Modelling
3 30 (27.03%) Agile Software Development
3 30 (27.03%) Enterprise Architecture
4 29 (26.13%) TOGAF
5 25 (22.52%) Business Analysis
6 23 (20.72%) Data Architecture
7 22 (19.82%) Logical Data Model
7 22 (19.82%) Scrum
8 20 (18.02%) Physical Data Model
8 20 (18.02%) Software Engineering
9 18 (16.22%) Project Management
10 17 (15.32%) ArchiMate
10 17 (15.32%) OO
11 16 (14.41%) Use Case
12 15 (13.51%) OOD
13 14 (12.61%) DevOps
13 14 (12.61%) Requirements Analysis
13 14 (12.61%) Stakeholder Management
14 13 (11.71%) System Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 26 (23.42%) C
2 17 (15.32%) C++
3 16 (14.41%) Python
4 7 (6.31%) SQL
5 4 (3.60%) C#
5 4 (3.60%) Java
6 2 (1.80%) PL/SQL
7 1 (0.90%) Bash Shell
7 1 (0.90%) Clojure
7 1 (0.90%) ClojureScript
7 1 (0.90%) Groovy
7 1 (0.90%) JavaScript
7 1 (0.90%) Perl
7 1 (0.90%) PowerShell
7 1 (0.90%) Ruby
7 1 (0.90%) Scala
7 1 (0.90%) T-SQL
7 1 (0.90%) VBA
Qualifications
1 48 (43.24%) Security Cleared
2 42 (37.84%) SC Cleared
3 6 (5.41%) DV Cleared
4 4 (3.60%) AWS Certification
5 3 (2.70%) Degree
5 3 (2.70%) ISEB
6 2 (1.80%) TOGAF Certification
7 1 (0.90%) BPSS Clearance
7 1 (0.90%) Computer Science Degree
7 1 (0.90%) Master's Degree
7 1 (0.90%) MCSA
7 1 (0.90%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (5.41%) QA
2 3 (2.70%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (4.50%) Postfix
2 1 (0.90%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 6 (5.41%) Ansible
1 6 (5.41%) Consul
1 6 (5.41%) Opscode Chef
1 6 (5.41%) Terraform
2 5 (4.50%) yum
3 3 (2.70%) Microsoft Intune
3 3 (2.70%) Single Sign-On
4 1 (0.90%) Puppet
4 1 (0.90%) Salt
Vendors
1 110 (99.10%) Sparx
2 13 (11.71%) Microsoft
3 9 (8.11%) Oracle
4 7 (6.31%) BiZZdesign
5 6 (5.41%) Atlassian
5 6 (5.41%) IBM
5 6 (5.41%) Red Hat
5 6 (5.41%) Splunk
6 5 (4.50%) CA
7 4 (3.60%) Salesforce.com
8 3 (2.70%) Siemens
9 2 (1.80%) Ab Initio
9 2 (1.80%) Casewise
9 2 (1.80%) SAP
9 2 (1.80%) Tableau
9 2 (1.80%) Talend
9 2 (1.80%) Temenos
10 1 (0.90%) Cloudera
10 1 (0.90%) Comino
10 1 (0.90%) Hortonworks