Period
to 22 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies with a requirement for Sphinx skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Sphinx over the 6 months to 22 November 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
6 months to
22 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 874 894 902
Rank change year-on-year +20 +8 -38
Contract jobs citing Sphinx 10 5 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.010% 0.005% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.030% 0.016% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 1
UK median daily rate - £325 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +8.33% -13.98%
UK excluding London median daily rate - £325 £300
% change year-on-year - +8.33% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Sphinx is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 33013 32000 31983
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 32.00% 30.35% 28.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 23308 22171 21922
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £275
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £388 £375
% change year-on-year +3.23% +3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 381 364 549
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +8.70%
10th Percentile £18.50 £14.37 £15.00
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.40 £54.92
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £37.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year +10.81% -1.33% +10.74%

Sphinx
Job Vacancy Trend

Job postings citing Sphinx as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised.

Job vacancy trend for Sphinx in the UK

Sphinx
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for Sphinx in the UK

Sphinx
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Sphinx within the UK over the 6 months to 22 November 2017. 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 +20 10 - -
UK excluding London +35 9 - -
North of England - 5 - -
North West - 5 - -
East of England - 4 - -
London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 22 November 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 with a requirement for Sphinx.

1 9 (90.00%) C++
2 8 (80.00%) HTML
2 8 (80.00%) XML
3 6 (60.00%) C
4 5 (50.00%) Python
4 5 (50.00%) LaTeX
5 4 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
5 4 (40.00%) JIRA
5 4 (40.00%) WordPress
5 4 (40.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 4 (40.00%) Sitecore
5 4 (40.00%) Confluence
5 4 (40.00%) Data Analytics
5 4 (40.00%) Analytics
5 4 (40.00%) CSS
5 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
5 4 (40.00%) Fortran
5 4 (40.00%) CMS
5 4 (40.00%) XMetaL
5 4 (40.00%) Content Management
6 3 (30.00%) Camtasia
7 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
7 1 (10.00%) Sentiment Analysis
7 1 (10.00%) Natural Language Processing
7 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
7 1 (10.00%) Open Source
7 1 (10.00%) Speech Recognition
7 1 (10.00%) Google
7 1 (10.00%) Games
7 1 (10.00%) Microsoft

Sphinx
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 4 (40.00%) CMS
1 4 (40.00%) Confluence
1 4 (40.00%) SharePoint
1 4 (40.00%) Sitecore CMS
1 4 (40.00%) WordPress
Applications
1 5 (50.00%) LaTeX
2 4 (40.00%) XMetaL
3 3 (30.00%) Camtasia
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) JIRA
General
1 1 (10.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 9 (90.00%) Author
1 9 (90.00%) Technical Author
2 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning Programmer
2 1 (10.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (80.00%) HTML
1 8 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (40.00%) CSS
3 1 (10.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (10.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (40.00%) Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) Content Management
1 4 (40.00%) Data Analytics
1 4 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (10.00%) OO
2 1 (10.00%) Open Source
2 1 (10.00%) Sentiment Analysis
2 1 (10.00%) Speech Recognition
Programming Languages
1 9 (90.00%) C++
2 6 (60.00%) C
3 5 (50.00%) Python
4 4 (40.00%) Fortran
5 1 (10.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (10.00%) PhD
Vendors
1 4 (40.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (10.00%) Google
2 1 (10.00%) Microsoft