The table below looks at the statistics for SPARQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the City of London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SPARQL over the 3 months to 3 August 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SPARQL
Rank 209 195 221
Rank change year-on-year
-14 +26
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 2 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.035% 0.042%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.077% 0.082% 0.096%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
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£450 £375 £431
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% -13.04%
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £501 £281
% change year-on-year
-32.56% +77.95%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the City of London region.

Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2594 2432 3110
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 44.64% 42.16% 43.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2142 1890 2392
Average daily rate £475 £451 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.43% +0.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £305 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £351 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+0.14% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 12 29
Average hourly rate £25.00 £38.49 £42.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.05% -9.42%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.34 £14.88 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £158.00 £104.61 £52.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+8.57% -

SPARQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing SPARQL across the City of London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Programming Languages category.

SPARQL Jobs Demand Trend in the City of London

SPARQL
Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing SPARQL across the City of London region.

SPARQL Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SPARQL also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SPARQL.

1 5 (100.00%) RDF
1 5 (100.00%) Triplestore
2 3 (60.00%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (60.00%) Apache Jena
2 3 (60.00%) Semantic Web
2 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
2 3 (60.00%) Maven
2 3 (60.00%) Java
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (40.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) .NET
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) CSS
3 2 (40.00%) JDBC
3 2 (40.00%) Servlets
3 2 (40.00%) C#
3 2 (40.00%) HTML
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) CSS3
3 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 2 (40.00%) HTML5
3 2 (40.00%) Apache Solr
3 2 (40.00%) jQuery
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London by Category

For the 6 months to 3 August 2015, IT contractor jobs across the City of London region citing SPARQL also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited SPARQL. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (60.00%) Elasticsearch
2 2 (40.00%) Apache Solr
3 1 (20.00%) Apache Spark
3 1 (20.00%) Apache
3 1 (20.00%) Tomcat
Cloud Services
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) Triplestore
2 3 (60.00%) NoSQL
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
4 1 (20.00%) Mahout
4 1 (20.00%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Maven
1 3 (60.00%) Git (software)
2 1 (20.00%) Mockito
2 1 (20.00%) JUnit
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Software Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Senior C Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Semantic Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Lead Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Java Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (60.00%) Apache Jena
2 2 (40.00%) LESS
2 2 (40.00%) AngularJS
2 2 (40.00%) jQuery
2 2 (40.00%) HTML5
2 2 (40.00%) CSS3
2 2 (40.00%) HTML
2 2 (40.00%) .NET
2 2 (40.00%) CSS
2 2 (40.00%) JDBC
2 2 (40.00%) Servlets
3 1 (20.00%) JAXB
3 1 (20.00%) Lucene
3 1 (20.00%) Spring
3 1 (20.00%) JAX-RS
3 1 (20.00%) Guice
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) Semantic Web
2 2 (40.00%) Linked Data
3 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) RDF
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) Continuous Integration
3 2 (40.00%) Responsive Web Design
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 3 (60.00%) Java
2 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (40.00%) SQL
2 2 (40.00%) TypeScript
2 2 (40.00%) C#
3 1 (20.00%) C
Vendors
1 2 (40.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (20.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (20.00%) EPiServer