The table below looks at the statistics for SPARQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SPARQL over the 3 months to 29 January 2015 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
29 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SPARQL
Rank 379 387 370
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -17
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 7 14 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 0.034% 0.064% 0.010%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.079% 0.16% 0.024%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 13 0
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£320 £425 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.70% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 -
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
SPARQL
England

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

Programming Languages Category
London
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
8865 8803 8379
As % of all contract IT jobs located in London 42.86% 40.27% 42.53%
Number of daily rates quoted 6608 6280 5976
Average daily rate £450 £425 £425
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.88% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 45 80 110
Average hourly rate £33.50 £35.00 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-4.28% -6.66%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.90 £18.00 £17.65
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £52.50 £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.25 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.76% -5.00%

SPARQL
Jobs Demand Trend in London

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

SPARQL Jobs Demand Trend in London

SPARQL
Daily Rate Trend in London

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

SPARQL Daily Rate Trend in London

SPARQL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SPARQL within the London region over the 3 months to 29 January 2015. 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
City of London +14 1 - - 1
SPARQL
England

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 12 (85.71%) RDF
2 9 (64.29%) Java
3 8 (57.14%) Web Services
3 8 (57.14%) RESTful
4 7 (50.00%) Ontologies
4 7 (50.00%) Triplestore
5 6 (42.86%) REST
5 6 (42.86%) Linked Data
5 6 (42.86%) Semantic Web
5 6 (42.86%) Spring
6 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
6 4 (28.57%) TDD
6 4 (28.57%) Publishing
6 4 (28.57%) JAX-RS
6 4 (28.57%) Apache Jena
6 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
7 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (21.43%) CMS
7 3 (21.43%) XQuery
7 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
7 3 (21.43%) SOA
7 3 (21.43%) Data Mining
7 3 (21.43%) XSLT
7 3 (21.43%) Apache
7 3 (21.43%) SQL
7 3 (21.43%) SOAP
7 3 (21.43%) WSDL
7 3 (21.43%) Text Mining
7 3 (21.43%) Visualisation
7 3 (21.43%) Spotfire

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 29 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the 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 3 (21.43%) CMS
1 3 (21.43%) Apache
2 2 (14.29%) Apache Solr
2 2 (14.29%) Tornado
3 1 (7.14%) Tomcat
Communications & Networking
1 1 (7.14%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (50.00%) Triplestore
2 4 (28.57%) NoSQL
3 3 (21.43%) Data Mining
3 3 (21.43%) Text Mining
3 3 (21.43%) Spotfire
4 2 (14.29%) MongoDB
4 2 (14.29%) OrientDB
4 2 (14.29%) Big Data
5 1 (7.14%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Subversion
1 2 (14.29%) Git (software)
1 2 (14.29%) Maven
1 2 (14.29%) Ant
1 2 (14.29%) Jenkins
2 1 (7.14%) Eclipse
General
1 4 (28.57%) Publishing
2 2 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (7.14%) Front Office
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Investment Banking
3 1 (7.14%) Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 3 (21.43%) Data Scientist
3 2 (14.29%) Python Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Senior Developer
3 2 (14.29%) Scala Developer
4 1 (7.14%) Technical Architect
4 1 (7.14%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (57.14%) Web Services
1 8 (57.14%) RESTful
2 6 (42.86%) REST
2 6 (42.86%) Spring
3 4 (28.57%) JAX-RS
3 4 (28.57%) Apache Jena
4 3 (21.43%) XSLT
4 3 (21.43%) SOAP
4 3 (21.43%) WSDL
5 2 (14.29%) Spring MVC
5 2 (14.29%) Django
5 2 (14.29%) XML
5 2 (14.29%) Apache Camel
6 1 (7.14%) JMS
6 1 (7.14%) J2EE
6 1 (7.14%) CSS
6 1 (7.14%) HTML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (50.00%) Ontologies
2 6 (42.86%) Linked Data
2 6 (42.86%) Semantic Web
3 3 (21.43%) Analytical Skills
3 3 (21.43%) Visualisation
4 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
4 2 (14.29%) Life Science
5 1 (7.14%) Kindle
5 1 (7.14%) Informatics
Operating Systems
1 1 (7.14%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) RDF
2 4 (28.57%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (28.57%) TDD
3 3 (21.43%) Data Modelling
3 3 (21.43%) SOA
4 2 (14.29%) MVC
4 2 (14.29%) Pair Programming
4 2 (14.29%) Software Testing
4 2 (14.29%) Web Development
4 2 (14.29%) Microservices
4 2 (14.29%) Analytics
5 1 (7.14%) User Stories
5 1 (7.14%) Test Strategy
5 1 (7.14%) Root Cause Analysis
5 1 (7.14%) Configuration Management
5 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
5 1 (7.14%) Content Management
5 1 (7.14%) Predictive Modelling
5 1 (7.14%) User Acceptance Testing
5 1 (7.14%) Integration Testing
Programming Languages
1 9 (64.29%) Java
2 3 (21.43%) XQuery
2 3 (21.43%) SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Scala
3 2 (14.29%) PHP
3 2 (14.29%) PL/SQL
3 2 (14.29%) Python
4 1 (7.14%) XPath
Qualifications
1 2 (14.29%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (14.29%) Vagrant
1 2 (14.29%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 1 (7.14%) Tableau