The first table below looks at the demand for SPARQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SPARQL over the 3 months to 31 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 England 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
31 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SPARQL
Rank 544 526 562
Rank change year-on-year
-18 +36
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 22 13 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.045% 0.028% 0.006%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.072% 0.015%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 12 2
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£438 £420 £393
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.16% +7.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £351 £387
10% offered a daily rate of more than £505 £448 £399
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £281 £400
% change year-on-year
+77.95% -29.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
18377 18093 19438
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.18% 38.84% 36.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 11953 11411 11832
Average daily rate £393 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.87% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 383 514 757
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.50 £16.89 £18.40
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
SPARQL
UK

SPARQL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

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

SPARQL Jobs Demand Trend in England

SPARQL
Daily Rate Trend in England

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

SPARQL Daily Rate Trend in England

SPARQL
Daily Rate Histogram in England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SPARQL across the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014.

SPARQL Daily Rate Histogram in England

SPARQL
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SPARQL within the England region over the 3 months to 31 July 2014. 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
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London +18 11 £400 -5.88% 1
South East - 9 £501 -
SPARQL
UK

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 39 (100.00%) RDF
2 27 (69.23%) Semantic Web
3 21 (53.85%) Ontologies
4 18 (46.15%) W3C
4 18 (46.15%) Triplestore
5 14 (35.90%) HTML
6 13 (33.33%) XML
6 13 (33.33%) NoSQL
6 13 (33.33%) Linked Data
7 12 (30.77%) Life Science
7 12 (30.77%) XQuery
7 12 (30.77%) Publishing
7 12 (30.77%) Java
8 11 (28.21%) CSS
8 11 (28.21%) XSD
8 11 (28.21%) XSLT
8 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (25.64%) JUnit
10 9 (23.08%) Validation
10 9 (23.08%) PowerDesigner
10 9 (23.08%) Knowledge Management
11 8 (20.51%) Data Conversion
12 7 (17.95%) Data Integration
12 7 (17.95%) .NET
13 6 (15.38%) Maven
13 6 (15.38%) Degree
13 6 (15.38%) JIRA
14 5 (12.82%) BPMN
14 5 (12.82%) SNOMED CT
14 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 31 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the England 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 2 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (5.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (2.56%) Node.js
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) GitHub
2 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (46.15%) Triplestore
2 13 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 5 (12.82%) MySQL
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.56%) Text Mining
5 1 (2.56%) Spotfire
5 1 (2.56%) MarkLogic
5 1 (2.56%) DB2
5 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) JUnit
2 9 (23.08%) PowerDesigner
3 6 (15.38%) Maven
3 6 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.56%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
General
1 12 (30.77%) Publishing
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) French Language
2 1 (2.56%) German Language
2 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Architect
2 12 (30.77%) Developer
3 10 (25.64%) Ontologist
4 6 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Data Modeller
6 3 (7.69%) Web Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Web Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Semantic Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Data Scientist
8 1 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Java Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) HTML
2 13 (33.33%) XML
3 11 (28.21%) XSD
3 11 (28.21%) XSLT
3 11 (28.21%) CSS
4 7 (17.95%) .NET
5 5 (12.82%) Web Services
5 5 (12.82%) Apache Jena
5 5 (12.82%) J2SE
6 4 (10.26%) AngularJS
7 3 (7.69%) Ember.js
7 3 (7.69%) HTML5
7 3 (7.69%) REST
8 2 (5.13%) JAX-RS
8 2 (5.13%) SOAP
8 2 (5.13%) WSDL
9 1 (2.56%) XML Schema
9 1 (2.56%) JAXB
9 1 (2.56%) Lucene
9 1 (2.56%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 27 (69.23%) Semantic Web
2 21 (53.85%) Ontologies
3 18 (46.15%) W3C
4 13 (33.33%) Linked Data
5 12 (30.77%) Life Science
6 8 (20.51%) Data Conversion
7 7 (17.95%) Data Integration
8 5 (12.82%) Open Source
9 2 (5.13%) Taxonomies
10 1 (2.56%) Informatics
10 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
10 1 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (100.00%) RDF
2 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.08%) Knowledge Management
3 9 (23.08%) Validation
4 5 (12.82%) UML
4 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (12.82%) BPMN
4 5 (12.82%) Analytics
5 4 (10.26%) Data Analytics
5 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (10.26%) TOGAF
5 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
6 3 (7.69%) TDD
7 2 (5.13%) OO
7 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.13%) Scrum
7 2 (5.13%) Service Management
7 2 (5.13%) Web Development
7 2 (5.13%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) Java
1 12 (30.77%) XQuery
2 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.26%) R
4 3 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) SQL
6 1 (2.56%) Python
6 1 (2.56%) Ruby
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SNOMED CT
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Symantec
3 1 (2.56%) Google
3 1 (2.56%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.56%) Reuters
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle
3 1 (2.56%) IBM