The table below looks at the statistics 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 27 August 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
27 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SPARQL
Rank 553 529 573
Rank change year-on-year
-24 +44
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 22 31 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 0.044% 0.064% 0.009%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.12% 0.16% 0.025%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 26 4
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£406 £406 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +5.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £333 £400
% change year-on-year
+50.52% -16.87%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average 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
18845 19273 20276
As % of all contract IT jobs located in England 37.46% 39.52% 37.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 12142 12306 12347
Average daily rate £400 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £270 £260 £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 383 522 735
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.72 £18.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%

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 27 August 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 27 August 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 13 £400 - 2
South East - 7 £501 -
SPARQL
UK

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 41 (95.35%) RDF
2 29 (67.44%) Semantic Web
3 24 (55.81%) Ontologies
4 18 (41.86%) Triplestore
5 17 (39.53%) W3C
6 15 (34.88%) Linked Data
7 14 (32.56%) Life Science
8 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
8 13 (30.23%) NoSQL
8 13 (30.23%) HTML
9 12 (27.91%) Java
9 12 (27.91%) XML
10 11 (25.58%) XQuery
10 11 (25.58%) Publishing
11 10 (23.26%) XSD
11 10 (23.26%) XSLT
11 10 (23.26%) JUnit
11 10 (23.26%) CSS
12 9 (20.93%) Validation
12 9 (20.93%) PowerDesigner
12 9 (20.93%) Knowledge Management
13 7 (16.28%) Degree
13 7 (16.28%) Data Conversion
13 7 (16.28%) Data Integration
13 7 (16.28%) .NET
13 7 (16.28%) Web Services
13 7 (16.28%) Analytics
14 6 (13.95%) REST
14 6 (13.95%) JIRA
14 6 (13.95%) Maven

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills in England by Category

For the 6 months to 27 August 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 4 (9.30%) CMS
2 2 (4.65%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (4.65%) Tornado
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.33%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.33%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (2.33%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.33%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 3 (6.98%) GitHub
2 2 (4.65%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (4.65%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (41.86%) Triplestore
2 13 (30.23%) NoSQL
3 5 (11.63%) MySQL
4 4 (9.30%) Data Mining
4 4 (9.30%) Text Mining
4 4 (9.30%) Spotfire
5 2 (4.65%) RDBMS
5 2 (4.65%) SQL Server
5 2 (4.65%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.33%) DB2
6 1 (2.33%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 10 (23.26%) JUnit
2 9 (20.93%) PowerDesigner
3 6 (13.95%) Maven
3 6 (13.95%) JIRA
4 2 (4.65%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.33%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.33%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.33%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.33%) Jasmine
General
1 11 (25.58%) Publishing
2 3 (6.98%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.33%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.33%) Finance
3 1 (2.33%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.33%) Legal
3 1 (2.33%) Retail
3 1 (2.33%) French Language
3 1 (2.33%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (30.23%) Developer
2 12 (27.91%) Architect
3 10 (23.26%) Ontologist
4 6 (13.95%) Java Developer
5 4 (9.30%) Data Modeller
5 4 (9.30%) Data Scientist
6 3 (6.98%) Web Specialist
6 3 (6.98%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (6.98%) Web Developer
7 2 (4.65%) Technical Architect
7 2 (4.65%) Python Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.33%) Semantic Web Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Analyst
8 1 (2.33%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.33%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.33%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.33%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (30.23%) HTML
2 12 (27.91%) XML
3 10 (23.26%) XSD
3 10 (23.26%) XSLT
3 10 (23.26%) CSS
4 7 (16.28%) Web Services
4 7 (16.28%) .NET
5 6 (13.95%) REST
6 5 (11.63%) SOAP
6 5 (11.63%) Apache Jena
6 5 (11.63%) J2SE
6 5 (11.63%) WSDL
7 4 (9.30%) AngularJS
8 3 (6.98%) Ember.js
8 3 (6.98%) RESTful
8 3 (6.98%) HTML5
9 2 (4.65%) JAX-RS
9 2 (4.65%) Django
10 1 (2.33%) JAX-WS
10 1 (2.33%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 29 (67.44%) Semantic Web
2 24 (55.81%) Ontologies
3 17 (39.53%) W3C
4 15 (34.88%) Linked Data
5 14 (32.56%) Life Science
6 7 (16.28%) Data Conversion
6 7 (16.28%) Data Integration
7 5 (11.63%) Open Source
8 4 (9.30%) Visualisation
9 2 (4.65%) Taxonomies
9 2 (4.65%) Informatics
9 2 (4.65%) Mathematics
10 1 (2.33%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (2.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.33%) Windows
1 1 (2.33%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 41 (95.35%) RDF
2 13 (30.23%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (20.93%) Knowledge Management
3 9 (20.93%) Validation
4 7 (16.28%) Analytics
5 5 (11.63%) Continuous Integration
5 5 (11.63%) BPMN
5 5 (11.63%) UML
6 4 (9.30%) Enterprise Architecture
6 4 (9.30%) TOGAF
6 4 (9.30%) Software Engineering
6 4 (9.30%) Data Modelling
6 4 (9.30%) Web Development
6 4 (9.30%) Data Analytics
7 3 (6.98%) TDD
8 2 (4.65%) Software Testing
8 2 (4.65%) OO
8 2 (4.65%) E-Commerce
8 2 (4.65%) Scrum
8 2 (4.65%) Configuration Management
Programming Languages
1 12 (27.91%) Java
2 11 (25.58%) XQuery
3 5 (11.63%) SQL
3 5 (11.63%) JavaScript
4 4 (9.30%) R
5 3 (6.98%) PL/SQL
5 3 (6.98%) C#
6 2 (4.65%) Python
7 1 (2.33%) Ruby
7 1 (2.33%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (16.28%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (11.63%) SNOMED CT
Systems Management
1 2 (4.65%) Vagrant
1 2 (4.65%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (6.98%) Microsoft
2 2 (4.65%) Symantec
3 1 (2.33%) Google
3 1 (2.33%) Tableau
3 1 (2.33%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.33%) Reuters
3 1 (2.33%) Oracle
3 1 (2.33%) IBM