The table below looks at the statistics for SPARQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the North West region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SPARQL over the 3 months to 30 September 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SPARQL
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate
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UK excluding London average daily rate £525 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
+23.58% +17.24%
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 North West region.

Programming Languages Category
North West
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1101 1015 1288
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the North West 34.04% 34.50% 38.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 672 553 682
Average daily rate £325 £310 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+4.83% -4.61%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £235 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 30 32 56
Average hourly rate £34.00 £31.56 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.74% -2.90%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.83 £18.03 £13.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £42.26
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

SPARQL
Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

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

SPARQL Jobs Demand Trend in the North West

SPARQL
Daily Rate Trend in the North West

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

SPARQL Daily Rate Trend in the North West

SPARQL
Top 15 Related IT Skills in the North West

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) RDF
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Semantic Web
1 1 (100.00%) Mingle
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Linked Data
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills in the North West by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the North West 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 1 (100.00%) Mingle
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Semantic Web
1 1 (100.00%) Linked Data
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) RDF
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Technical Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Deployment
1 1 (100.00%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft