The table below looks at the statistics for SPARQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SPARQL over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SPARQL
Rank 84 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 3 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.22% - -
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.58% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 0
Average daily rate
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£315 - -
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 - - -
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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 Manchester region.

Programming Languages Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
515 435 451
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 37.08% 39.30% 45.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 354 280 270
Average daily rate £338 £336 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.37% +5.07%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £206 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 8 5 13
Average hourly rate £24.00 £32.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% -1.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.00 £15.03
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £33.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

SPARQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

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

SPARQL Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SPARQL
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

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

SPARQL Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) XHTML
1 4 (100.00%) RDF
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
3 2 (50.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Web Design
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) Degree
3 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
3 2 (50.00%) Semantic Web
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
3 2 (50.00%) Linked Data
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) Mingle

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester 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.

Applications
1 2 (50.00%) MS Excel
2 1 (25.00%) Mingle
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2005
1 1 (25.00%) RavenDB
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 1 (25.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) HTML
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) CSS
1 4 (100.00%) XHTML
2 3 (75.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) RESTful
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) jQuery
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (50.00%) Computer Science
1 2 (50.00%) Semantic Web
1 2 (50.00%) Linked Data
2 1 (25.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) RDF
2 3 (75.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) Scrum
3 2 (50.00%) Web Design
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
3 2 (50.00%) Software Deployment
4 1 (25.00%) Mentoring
4 1 (25.00%) Technical Architecture
4 1 (25.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (50.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Microsoft