The first table below looks at the demand for SPARQL skills in IT contracts advertised for the Scotland region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SPARQL over the 3 months to 24 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Programming Languages category for the Scotland region.

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
24 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SPARQL
Rank - - -
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 0 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland - - -
As % of the Programming Languages category - - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Average daily rate - - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £475 £323 £450
% change year-on-year
+47.28% -28.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
Scotland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
1007 976 714
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Scotland 38.30% 41.09% 25.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 570 503 351
Average daily rate £370 £350 £320
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% +9.37%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 20 22 30
Average hourly rate £25.00 £38.00 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +38.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.95 £12.42 £19.25
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.35 £44.00 £32.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +2.94%
SPARQL
UK

SPARQL
Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

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

SPARQL Jobs Demand Trend in Scotland

SPARQL
Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

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

SPARQL Daily Rate Trend in Scotland

SPARQL
Top 10 Related IT Skills in Scotland

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
1 1 (100.00%) RDF
1 1 (100.00%) XQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills in Scotland by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Scotland 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.

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) Hibernate
1 1 (100.00%) Spring
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) RDF
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) Java
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) XQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Shell Script