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 23 October 2014 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
23 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SPARQL
Rank 202 220 -
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 2 5 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 0.033% 0.070% -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.078% 0.16% -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 0
Average daily rate
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£663 £400 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+65.62% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £425 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
- +17.24%
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
2563 3090 2766
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the City of London 42.80% 43.10% 39.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2059 2404 2132
Average daily rate £450 £450 £450
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £305 £298
10% offered a daily rate of more than £604 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 22 21
Average hourly rate £20.00 £40.00 £31.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-50.00% +29.03%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £17.50 £13.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £52.82 £49.02
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 23 October 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
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) Ontologies
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
2 3 (75.00%) Java
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
3 2 (50.00%) Scala
3 2 (50.00%) Triplestore
3 2 (50.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
4 1 (25.00%) Jasmine
4 1 (25.00%) JAX-RS
4 1 (25.00%) MarkLogic
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
4 1 (25.00%) Predictive Modelling

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

For the 6 months to 23 October 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%) Node.js
Communications & Networking
1 1 (25.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (50.00%) Triplestore
2 1 (25.00%) MarkLogic
2 1 (25.00%) NoSQL
2 1 (25.00%) Spotfire
2 1 (25.00%) Data Mining
2 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 1 (25.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (25.00%) Jasmine
1 1 (25.00%) JIRA
1 1 (25.00%) Maven
General
1 1 (25.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 1 (25.00%) Front Office
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
1 1 (25.00%) Publishing
1 1 (25.00%) Banking
1 1 (25.00%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (50.00%) Developer
1 2 (50.00%) Scala Developer
2 1 (25.00%) Data Scientist
2 1 (25.00%) Analyst
2 1 (25.00%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) RESTful
3 2 (50.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) JAX-RS
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 1 (25.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) JSON
4 1 (25.00%) Guice
4 1 (25.00%) WSDL
4 1 (25.00%) JAXB
4 1 (25.00%) .NET
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) SOAP
4 1 (25.00%) Lucene
4 1 (25.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) Ontologies
2 1 (25.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (25.00%) Visualisation
2 1 (25.00%) Inversion of Control
2 1 (25.00%) Informatics
2 1 (25.00%) Life Science
2 1 (25.00%) Semantic Web
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) RDF
2 3 (75.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Pair Programming
3 2 (50.00%) SOA
4 1 (25.00%) Test Strategy
4 1 (25.00%) Root Cause Analysis
4 1 (25.00%) Analytics
4 1 (25.00%) Line Management
4 1 (25.00%) User Stories
4 1 (25.00%) Data Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) Predictive Modelling
4 1 (25.00%) BDD
4 1 (25.00%) User Acceptance Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Integration Testing
4 1 (25.00%) Kanban
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) Java
2 2 (50.00%) Scala
3 1 (25.00%) XQuery
3 1 (25.00%) PowerHouse
3 1 (25.00%) JavaScript
3 1 (25.00%) PL/SQL
3 1 (25.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) Ruby
3 1 (25.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (25.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (25.00%) TIBCO
1 1 (25.00%) Reuters
1 1 (25.00%) Google