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 3 months to 26 June 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
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 603 650 640
Rank change year-on-year +47 -10  
Contract jobs citing Sphinx 4 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.009% 0.002% 0.002%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.027% 0.007% 0.006%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £295 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -21.33%  
UK excluding London median daily rate - £295 -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

Sphinx is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 15051 15100 15398
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 32.01% 28.45% 27.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 10395 10636 10284
Median daily rate £425 £420 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +1.19% +8.38%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £300 £285
10% offered a daily rate of more than £580 £550 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 196 180 213
Median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £37.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +18.05% -3.87%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.00 £18.80 £17.86
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £50.00 £55.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

Sphinx
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised citing Sphinx as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

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
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend

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

Contractor hourly 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 3 months to 26 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +37 4 - - 2
Cambridgeshire - 2 - - 1
Cambridge - 2 - - 1
East of England - 2 - - 1
London - 2 - -
City of London - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 26 June 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 5 (100.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) C++
2 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 3 (60.00%) C
3 2 (40.00%) XML
3 2 (40.00%) XMetaL
3 2 (40.00%) Open Source
3 2 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
4 1 (20.00%) Jupyter
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
4 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
4 1 (20.00%) Sentiment Analysis
4 1 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
4 1 (20.00%) Node.js
4 1 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
4 1 (20.00%) Redis
4 1 (20.00%) Machine Learning
4 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
4 1 (20.00%) Games
4 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
4 1 (20.00%) Speech Recognition
4 1 (20.00%) Google
4 1 (20.00%) Django
4 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (20.00%) LDAP
4 1 (20.00%) PhD
4 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (20.00%) Linux

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 1 (20.00%) Jupyter
Applications
1 2 (40.00%) XMetaL
Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) LDAP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (20.00%) PostgreSQL
1 1 (20.00%) Redis
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (20.00%) Jenkins
General
1 1 (20.00%) Games
Job Titles
1 2 (40.00%) Author
1 2 (40.00%) Technical Author
2 1 (20.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Machine Learning Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Programmer
2 1 (20.00%) Python Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Senior Python Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) XML
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Django
3 1 (20.00%) Natural Language Processing
3 1 (20.00%) Node.js
3 1 (20.00%) RabbitMQ
3 1 (20.00%) Unity (Game Engine)
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (40.00%) Open Source
1 2 (40.00%) Performance Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Machine Learning
2 1 (20.00%) Sentiment Analysis
2 1 (20.00%) Speech Recognition
2 1 (20.00%) Virtual Environments
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) Python
2 3 (60.00%) C
2 3 (60.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) PhD
System Software
1 1 (20.00%) Virtual Machines
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Google
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft
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