Period
to 7 June 2020

The table below provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 7 June 2020 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
6 months to
7 Jun 2020
Same period 2019 Same period 2018
Rank 554 709 735
Rank change year-on-year +155 +26 +10
Contract jobs citing Sparx 60 123 151
As % of all contract jobs advertised in the UK 0.13% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Vendors category 0.31% 0.32% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 40 92 88
Median daily rate £600 £463 £484
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +29.73% -4.39% +7.50%
10th Percentile £513 £372 £371
90th Percentile £797 £700 £653
UK excluding London median daily rate £570 £450 £488
% change year-on-year +26.67% -7.69% +18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 0
Median hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 - -

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.

All Vendors
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for knowledge or experience of vendor products and services 19,202 38,314 41,507
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.95% 42.29% 41.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 11,369 23,780 25,737
Median daily rate £450 £458 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -1.64% +1.67% +5.88%
10th Percentile £243 £263 £250
90th Percentile £660 £638 £625
UK excluding London median daily rate £433 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +1.78% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 840 1,322 1,490
Median hourly rate £20.93 £19.00 £17.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.13% +8.57% -
10th Percentile £12.11 £11.00 £10.75
90th Percentile £51.75 £50.00 £47.50
Median hourly rate £19.50 £17.50 £16.00
% change year-on-year +11.43% +9.38% -3.03%

Sparx
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for Sparx in the UK

Sparx
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Daily rate trend for Sparx in the UK

Sparx
Daily Rate Histogram

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Sparx over the 6 months to 7 June 2020.

Daily rate histogram for Sparx in the UK

Sparx
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Hourly rate trend for Sparx in the UK

Sparx
Top 15 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sparx within the UK over the 6 months to 7 June 2020. 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 +199 57 £600 +29.73% 5
UK excluding London +144 40 £570 +26.67% 4
London +144 18 £625 +28.21% 1
South West +60 11 £796 +59.10%
North of England - 9 £568 - 4
South East +117 8 £675 +54.29%
Midlands +78 8 £568 -12.55%
East Midlands +43 7 £547 +6.67%
North West - 6 £568 - 4
East of England +63 4 - -
Yorkshire - 3 £550 -
Wales +24 2 £515 -12.93%
Work from Home +2 2 - - 1
West Midlands +65 1 £650 -10.34%
Scotland +35 1 - -

For the 6 months to 7 June 2020, 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 with a requirement for Sparx.

1 39 (65.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 28 (46.67%) Azure
3 24 (40.00%) Data Modelling
4 19 (31.67%) AWS
5 17 (28.33%) TOGAF
6 16 (26.67%) Migration
7 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
7 15 (25.00%) DevOps
8 14 (23.33%) Dynamics 365
8 14 (23.33%) IBM
8 14 (23.33%) Data Architecture
9 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
10 12 (20.00%) Oracle
10 12 (20.00%) UML
11 11 (18.33%) MS Visio
11 11 (18.33%) ArchiMate
12 9 (15.00%) HP Helion
12 9 (15.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
12 9 (15.00%) Public Cloud
12 9 (15.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
12 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
12 9 (15.00%) CRM
12 9 (15.00%) Visual Studio
12 9 (15.00%) HP
12 9 (15.00%) Cisco
12 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
12 9 (15.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
12 9 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
12 9 (15.00%) DoDAF
12 9 (15.00%) JIRA

Sparx
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 8 (13.33%) Confluence
2 3 (5.00%) SharePoint
3 2 (3.33%) Skype for Business
4 1 (1.67%) Elasticsearch
4 1 (1.67%) JBoss
4 1 (1.67%) MQSeries
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Fuse
4 1 (1.67%) WebLogic
Applications
1 11 (18.33%) MS Visio
2 9 (15.00%) Microsoft Excel
2 9 (15.00%) Microsoft PowerPoint
3 3 (5.00%) Chatbot
4 2 (3.33%) Microsoft Office
Business Applications
1 39 (65.00%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
2 9 (15.00%) Dynamics CRM
3 4 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
4 1 (1.67%) Remedy ITSM
Cloud Services
1 28 (46.67%) Azure
2 19 (31.67%) AWS
3 14 (23.33%) Dynamics 365
4 9 (15.00%) HP Helion
4 9 (15.00%) Virtual Private Cloud
5 7 (11.67%) AWS CloudFormation
5 7 (11.67%) Power Automate
5 7 (11.67%) Power Platform
5 7 (11.67%) PowerApps
5 7 (11.67%) SaaS
6 5 (8.33%) Azure Functions
6 5 (8.33%) Serverless
7 4 (6.67%) Azure Data Factory
8 3 (5.00%) Azure Active Directory
8 3 (5.00%) Logic Apps
9 2 (3.33%) AWS Lambda
9 2 (3.33%) GCP
9 2 (3.33%) IaaS
9 2 (3.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 5 (8.33%) Firewall
2 2 (3.33%) DNS
2 2 (3.33%) Skype
2 2 (3.33%) TCP/IP
3 1 (1.67%) Internet
3 1 (1.67%) Unified Communications
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (11.67%) Power BI
1 7 (11.67%) SQL Server
2 6 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 4 (6.67%) Data Lake
3 4 (6.67%) SAP BW
4 3 (5.00%) MySQL
4 3 (5.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 2 (3.33%) Big Data
5 2 (3.33%) Relational Database
6 1 (1.67%) Data Warehouse
6 1 (1.67%) MongoDB
6 1 (1.67%) Oracle Database
6 1 (1.67%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 9 (15.00%) JIRA
1 9 (15.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (11.67%) GitLab
3 6 (10.00%) Jenkins
4 5 (8.33%) Artifactory
4 5 (8.33%) Selenium
4 5 (8.33%) SonarQube
5 4 (6.67%) ER Studio
5 4 (6.67%) ERwin
6 1 (1.67%) Cucumber
6 1 (1.67%) Hudson
6 1 (1.67%) MagicDraw
6 1 (1.67%) Rational DOORS
6 1 (1.67%) Subversion
General
1 9 (15.00%) Finance
2 7 (11.67%) Public Sector
3 4 (6.67%) Pharmaceutical
3 4 (6.67%) Telecoms
4 3 (5.00%) Police
4 3 (5.00%) Retail
5 2 (3.33%) Games
6 1 (1.67%) Electronics
6 1 (1.67%) Legal
6 1 (1.67%) Manufacturing
6 1 (1.67%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 43 (71.67%) Architect
2 17 (28.33%) Data Architect
3 8 (13.33%) Enterprise Architect
4 7 (11.67%) CRM Architect
4 7 (11.67%) Dynamics CRM Architect
5 6 (10.00%) Solutions Architect
6 5 (8.33%) Data Modeller
7 4 (6.67%) DevOps Engineer
8 3 (5.00%) Cloud Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Enterprise Data Architect
8 3 (5.00%) ERP Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Integration Architect
8 3 (5.00%) Senior DevOps
9 2 (3.33%) Cloud Solutions Architect
9 2 (3.33%) Head of Architecture
9 2 (3.33%) Head of Enterprise Architecture
9 2 (3.33%) Senior Architect
9 2 (3.33%) Senior DevOps Engineer
9 2 (3.33%) Technical Architect
10 1 (1.67%) CRM Solutions Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (10.00%) JSON
2 4 (6.67%) Middleware
2 4 (6.67%) REST
2 4 (6.67%) Swagger
2 4 (6.67%) XML
3 3 (5.00%) JMS
3 3 (5.00%) JSON Schema
3 3 (5.00%) SOAP
3 3 (5.00%) Web Services
3 3 (5.00%) WSDL
3 3 (5.00%) XSD
4 2 (3.33%) Node.js
4 2 (3.33%) OAuth
4 2 (3.33%) OpenID
5 1 (1.67%) ActiveMQ
5 1 (1.67%) Apache Camel
5 1 (1.67%) Hibernate
5 1 (1.67%) MSMQ
5 1 (1.67%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 9 (15.00%) Public Cloud
1 9 (15.00%) VxBlock/Vblock
2 2 (3.33%) TM Forum
2 2 (3.33%) YubiKey
3 1 (1.67%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (1.67%) AS400
3 1 (1.67%) CMDB
3 1 (1.67%) Data Centre
3 1 (1.67%) Frameworx
3 1 (1.67%) Internet of Things
3 1 (1.67%) iSeries
3 1 (1.67%) Management Information System
3 1 (1.67%) Self-Motivation
3 1 (1.67%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 8 (13.33%) Linux
2 4 (6.67%) Unix
3 2 (3.33%) Windows
3 2 (3.33%) Windows Server
4 1 (1.67%) CentOS
4 1 (1.67%) Debian
4 1 (1.67%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
4 1 (1.67%) Ubuntu
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (40.00%) Data Modelling
2 17 (28.33%) TOGAF
3 16 (26.67%) Migration
4 15 (25.00%) DevOps
5 14 (23.33%) Data Architecture
6 12 (20.00%) UML
7 11 (18.33%) ArchiMate
8 9 (15.00%) Agile Software Development
8 9 (15.00%) CRM
8 9 (15.00%) DoDAF
9 8 (13.33%) Open Source
10 7 (11.67%) Business Intelligence
11 6 (10.00%) Data Management
11 6 (10.00%) ERP
11 6 (10.00%) Service Design
11 6 (10.00%) SOA
12 5 (8.33%) Conceptual Models
12 5 (8.33%) Data Governance
12 5 (8.33%) Data Strategy
12 5 (8.33%) Microservices
Programming Languages
1 2 (3.33%) C#
1 2 (3.33%) JavaScript
1 2 (3.33%) Python
1 2 (3.33%) SQL
1 2 (3.33%) TypeScript
2 1 (1.67%) Java
2 1 (1.67%) PL/SQL
2 1 (1.67%) RPG
2 1 (1.67%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 13 (21.67%) Security Cleared
2 9 (15.00%) SC Cleared
3 6 (10.00%) BPSS Clearance
4 4 (6.67%) AWS Certification
5 3 (5.00%) TOGAF Certification
6 2 (3.33%) Degree
7 1 (1.67%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.67%) CDISC
1 4 (6.67%) HL7
2 1 (1.67%) GDPR
System Software
1 3 (5.00%) Active Directory
2 2 (3.33%) Docker
Systems Management
1 7 (11.67%) Terraform
2 5 (8.33%) Ansible
2 5 (8.33%) Consul
Vendors
1 15 (25.00%) Microsoft
2 14 (23.33%) IBM
3 12 (20.00%) Oracle
4 9 (15.00%) Cisco
4 9 (15.00%) HP
5 5 (8.33%) SAP
5 5 (8.33%) Splunk
6 3 (5.00%) Ab Initio
6 3 (5.00%) Software AG
6 3 (5.00%) webMethods
7 2 (3.33%) CA
8 1 (1.67%) Axway
8 1 (1.67%) BMC
8 1 (1.67%) MuleSoft
8 1 (1.67%) Red Hat
8 1 (1.67%) Remedy
8 1 (1.67%) Sybase