The first table below looks at the demand 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 25 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the City of London region.

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
25 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SPARQL
Rank 203 218 220
Rank change year-on-year
+15 +2
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 2 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.034% 0.042% 0.013%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.080% 0.096% 0.033%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
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£375 £431 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.04% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £281 -
% change year-on-year
+77.95% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
City of London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
2494 3121 3025
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.29% 43.93% 38.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 1936 2403 2346
Average daily rate £451 £450 £450
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.11% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £300 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 14 32 23
Average hourly rate £29.74 £41.50 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-28.33% +10.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.58 £22.50 £21.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £67.64 £52.50 £48.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
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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 25 July 2014, 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 4 (100.00%) RDF
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Ontologies
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Semantic Web
3 2 (50.00%) REST
3 2 (50.00%) Java
3 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 2 (50.00%) Triplestore
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
4 1 (25.00%) Node.js
4 1 (25.00%) C#
4 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
4 1 (25.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) OO
4 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
4 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
4 1 (25.00%) HTTP
4 1 (25.00%) WSDL
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
4 1 (25.00%) JAXB
4 1 (25.00%) XQuery
4 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server

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

For the 6 months to 25 July 2014, 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 1 (25.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (25.00%) CMS
1 1 (25.00%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Triplestore
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (25.00%) Text Mining
2 1 (25.00%) Spotfire
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (25.00%) Jasmine
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
1 1 (25.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (25.00%) Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Technical Architect
1 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
1 1 (25.00%) Java Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Java Web Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Semantic Web Developer
1 1 (25.00%) Data Scientist
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 2 (50.00%) REST
3 1 (25.00%) JAX-RS
3 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (25.00%) .NET
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) XML
3 1 (25.00%) WSDL
3 1 (25.00%) JAXB
3 1 (25.00%) Lucene
3 1 (25.00%) Spring
3 1 (25.00%) JSON
3 1 (25.00%) Guice
3 1 (25.00%) RESTful
3 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Ontologies
2 2 (50.00%) Semantic Web
3 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
3 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (25.00%) Taxonomies
3 1 (25.00%) Informatics
3 1 (25.00%) Life Science
3 1 (25.00%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) RDF
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
2 2 (50.00%) BDD
3 1 (25.00%) Analytics
3 1 (25.00%) OO
3 1 (25.00%) E-Commerce
3 1 (25.00%) Web Development
3 1 (25.00%) Kanban
3 1 (25.00%) Data Architecture
3 1 (25.00%) Predictive Modelling
3 1 (25.00%) MVC
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
3 1 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 2 (50.00%) Java
2 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
2 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
2 1 (25.00%) SQL
2 1 (25.00%) XQuery
2 1 (25.00%) Ruby
2 1 (25.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
1 1 (25.00%) Reuters
1 1 (25.00%) Google