The table below looks at the statistics for SPARQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the England region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SPARQL over the 3 months to 2 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SPARQL
Rank 600 601 578
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -23
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 12 12 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.023% 0.023% 0.034%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.061% 0.062% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 11 12
Median daily rate £660 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+76.00% -11.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £375 £368
10% offered a daily rate of more than £773 £540 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £475
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -
SPARQL
UK

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised in the England region.

Programming Languages Category
England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
19596 19429 18883
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 38.34% 37.73% 37.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 13619 12827 12478
Median daily rate £425 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £330
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +6.06%
Number of hourly rates quoted 423 417 451
Median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.40
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.09%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.00 £20.00 £18.32
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.00 £36.00 £36.50
% change year-on-year
+5.55% -1.36%

SPARQL
Jobs Demand Trend in England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the England region citing SPARQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 2 May 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SPARQL within the England region over the 3 months to 2 May 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
London -27 12 £660 +76.00%
SPARQL
UK

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 2 May 2016, IT contractor jobs citing SPARQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the England region with a requirement for SPARQL.

1 12 (85.71%) Java
1 12 (85.71%) RDF
2 10 (71.43%) Hadoop
2 10 (71.43%) HBase
2 10 (71.43%) Big Data
3 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 8 (57.14%) Apache
3 8 (57.14%) Apache Spark
4 7 (50.00%) Data Quality
4 7 (50.00%) Scala
4 7 (50.00%) Apache Hive
4 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 7 (50.00%) Reference Data
5 6 (42.86%) MongoDB
5 6 (42.86%) Ant
5 6 (42.86%) RDBMS
5 6 (42.86%) Relational Database
5 6 (42.86%) Functional Programming
5 6 (42.86%) SDLC
6 5 (35.71%) Finance
6 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
6 5 (35.71%) .NET
6 5 (35.71%) Oracle
6 5 (35.71%) HTML
6 5 (35.71%) jQuery
7 4 (28.57%) XML
7 4 (28.57%) MarkLogic
8 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
8 3 (21.43%) Analytics

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills in England 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 8 (57.14%) Apache
1 8 (57.14%) Apache Spark
2 1 (7.14%) Apache Pig
Cloud Services
1 2 (14.29%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (21.43%) HTTP
1 3 (21.43%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (71.43%) Big Data
1 10 (71.43%) Hadoop
1 10 (71.43%) HBase
2 7 (50.00%) Apache Hive
3 6 (42.86%) MongoDB
3 6 (42.86%) RDBMS
3 6 (42.86%) Relational Database
4 4 (28.57%) MarkLogic
5 3 (21.43%) Apache Cassandra
5 3 (21.43%) CouchDB
5 3 (21.43%) NoSQL
5 3 (21.43%) Triplestore
6 2 (14.29%) Neo4j
7 1 (7.14%) Couchbase
7 1 (7.14%) Data Warehouse
7 1 (7.14%) DB2
7 1 (7.14%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 6 (42.86%) Ant
2 3 (21.43%) Maven
General
1 5 (35.71%) Finance
2 3 (21.43%) Banking
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 7 (50.00%) Scala Developer
3 5 (35.71%) Java Developer
4 4 (28.57%) Hadoop Developer
5 3 (21.43%) Big Data Developer
5 3 (21.43%) Senior Developer
6 2 (14.29%) Java Scala Developer
6 2 (14.29%) Lead Developer
6 2 (14.29%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Java Hadoop Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Java Scala Developer
7 1 (7.14%) Senior Scala Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (35.71%) .NET
1 5 (35.71%) HTML
1 5 (35.71%) jQuery
2 4 (28.57%) XML
3 3 (21.43%) AngularJS
3 3 (21.43%) CSS
3 3 (21.43%) JSON
3 3 (21.43%) REST
3 3 (21.43%) Spring
4 2 (14.29%) D3.js
4 2 (14.29%) HTML5
4 2 (14.29%) Java EE
5 1 (7.14%) Kafka
5 1 (7.14%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (7.14%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Reference Data
2 2 (14.29%) Computer Science
2 2 (14.29%) Visualisation
3 1 (7.14%) Hedge funds
3 1 (7.14%) Linked Data
3 1 (7.14%) Ontologies
3 1 (7.14%) Semantic Web
Operating Systems
1 2 (14.29%) Linux
1 2 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) RDF
2 8 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (50.00%) Unit Testing
4 6 (42.86%) Functional Programming
4 6 (42.86%) SDLC
5 3 (21.43%) Analytics
5 3 (21.43%) SOA
6 2 (14.29%) Continuous Delivery
6 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
7 1 (7.14%) Coaching
7 1 (7.14%) Data Governance
7 1 (7.14%) Data Management
7 1 (7.14%) Data Modelling
7 1 (7.14%) DevOps
7 1 (7.14%) Machine Learning
7 1 (7.14%) Metadata Management
7 1 (7.14%) Open Source
7 1 (7.14%) Release Management
7 1 (7.14%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 12 (85.71%) Java
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) Scala
4 5 (35.71%) JavaScript
5 3 (21.43%) XPath
5 3 (21.43%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
1 2 (14.29%) DV Cleared
1 2 (14.29%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (50.00%) Data Quality
2 1 (7.14%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (35.71%) Oracle
2 2 (14.29%) Tableau
3 1 (7.14%) Cloudera
3 1 (7.14%) Hortonworks
3 1 (7.14%) MapR
3 1 (7.14%) Teradata