The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Linked Data in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Linked Data over the 3 months to 24 December 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
24 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Linked Data
Rank 577 566 553
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -13
Contract jobs citing Linked Data 15 4 8
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.008% 0.016%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.091% 0.025% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 4 3
Average daily rate
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£550 £450 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.22% +13.20%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £303 £320
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £555 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £308 £600 £411
% change year-on-year
-48.75% +45.89%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Miscellaneous category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Miscellaneous Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Miscellaneous category
16471 15885 14405
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 30.37% 31.03% 29.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 10634 9829 8499
Average daily rate £415 £400 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £242 £230 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 629 681 815
Average hourly rate £17.50 £21.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +5.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.00 £11.50 £11.75
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £41.50 £42.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £19.00 £19.94
% change year-on-year
-7.89% -4.71%

Linked Data
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Linked Data within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Miscellaneous category.

Linked Data Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Linked Data
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Linked Data within the UK.

Linked Data Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Linked Data
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Linked Data within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 2014.

Linked Data Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Linked Data
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Linked Data within the UK.

Linked Data Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Linked Data
Top 10 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Linked Data within the UK over the 3 months to 24 December 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
England -17 15 £550 +22.22%
London +16 5 £600 +33.33%
Manchester - 4 £273 -
North West - 4 £273 -
South East - 3 £550 -
City of London +7 2 £600 +150.00%
East of England - - - -
Norwich - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -

Linked Data
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Linked Data 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 Linked Data.

1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) RDF
3 12 (42.86%) NoSQL
4 11 (39.29%) SPARQL
4 11 (39.29%) Semantic Web
5 10 (35.71%) RESTful
6 9 (32.14%) Ontologies
6 9 (32.14%) Java
7 7 (25.00%) Degree
7 7 (25.00%) Web Development
8 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
8 6 (21.43%) Life Science
8 6 (21.43%) Web Services
8 6 (21.43%) W3C
9 5 (17.86%) Triplestore
9 5 (17.86%) Scrum
9 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
9 5 (17.86%) .NET
9 5 (17.86%) CSS
9 5 (17.86%) Spring
9 5 (17.86%) Maven
9 5 (17.86%) Ajax
9 5 (17.86%) MongoDB
10 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
10 4 (14.29%) Scala
10 4 (14.29%) Big Data
10 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
10 4 (14.29%) JIRA
10 4 (14.29%) Django
10 4 (14.29%) C#

Linked Data
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 December 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Linked Data 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 Linked Data. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.14%) Apache
1 2 (7.14%) CMS
1 2 (7.14%) Tornado
2 1 (3.57%) Apache Spark
2 1 (3.57%) Node.js
2 1 (3.57%) Tomcat
Applications
1 3 (10.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.57%) MS Visio
2 1 (3.57%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.57%) Mingle
2 1 (3.57%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 1 (3.57%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon EC2
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon S3
1 1 (3.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (42.86%) NoSQL
2 5 (17.86%) MongoDB
2 5 (17.86%) Triplestore
3 4 (14.29%) Big Data
4 3 (10.71%) Hadoop
5 1 (3.57%) RavenDB
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server
5 1 (3.57%) RDBMS
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (3.57%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (3.57%) MarkLogic
5 1 (3.57%) OrientDB
5 1 (3.57%) Oracle Database
5 1 (3.57%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 5 (17.86%) Maven
2 4 (14.29%) JIRA
2 4 (14.29%) Visual Studio
2 4 (14.29%) Cucumber
2 4 (14.29%) Jenkins
3 3 (10.71%) Git (software)
3 3 (10.71%) IntelliJ
3 3 (10.71%) Spock
4 1 (3.57%) Selenium
4 1 (3.57%) RSpec
4 1 (3.57%) Mockito
4 1 (3.57%) Grunt
General
1 4 (14.29%) Publishing
2 1 (3.57%) Banking
2 1 (3.57%) Front Office
2 1 (3.57%) Finance
Job Titles
1 17 (60.71%) Developer
2 6 (21.43%) Ontologist
3 5 (17.86%) Java Developer
4 4 (14.29%) C# Developer
4 4 (14.29%) Python Developer
5 3 (10.71%) Scala Developer
6 2 (7.14%) Python/Django Developer
6 2 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
6 2 (7.14%) .NET Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Systems Analyst
7 1 (3.57%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Manager
7 1 (3.57%) Senior Project Manager
7 1 (3.57%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (3.57%) Product Manager
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (35.71%) RESTful
2 6 (21.43%) Web Services
3 5 (17.86%) .NET
3 5 (17.86%) CSS
3 5 (17.86%) Spring
3 5 (17.86%) Ajax
4 4 (14.29%) HTML
4 4 (14.29%) XHTML
4 4 (14.29%) Django
5 3 (10.71%) Apache Camel
5 3 (10.71%) ActiveMQ
5 3 (10.71%) XML
6 2 (7.14%) jQuery
7 1 (3.57%) JPA
7 1 (3.57%) Apache Jena
7 1 (3.57%) JTS
7 1 (3.57%) Hibernate
7 1 (3.57%) J2EE
7 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET
7 1 (3.57%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 11 (39.29%) Semantic Web
2 9 (32.14%) Ontologies
3 6 (21.43%) W3C
3 6 (21.43%) Computer Science
3 6 (21.43%) Life Science
4 2 (7.14%) Mathematics
4 2 (7.14%) Fixed Income
4 2 (7.14%) Derivative
4 2 (7.14%) Equity Derivative
5 1 (3.57%) Taxonomies
5 1 (3.57%) GIS
5 1 (3.57%) Data Integration
5 1 (3.57%) NHS
5 1 (3.57%) Open Source
5 1 (3.57%) Kindle
5 1 (3.57%) Algorithms
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.14%) Linux
2 1 (3.57%) CentOS
2 1 (3.57%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (71.43%) Agile Software Development
2 14 (50.00%) RDF
3 7 (25.00%) Web Development
4 5 (17.86%) Scrum
5 4 (14.29%) Software Testing
6 3 (10.71%) TDD
6 3 (10.71%) Configuration Management
6 3 (10.71%) Automation Testing
6 3 (10.71%) BDD
7 2 (7.14%) Software Deployment
7 2 (7.14%) Analytics
7 2 (7.14%) Microservices
7 2 (7.14%) Project Management
7 2 (7.14%) MVC
8 1 (3.57%) Risk Management
8 1 (3.57%) Validation
8 1 (3.57%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.57%) Change Management
8 1 (3.57%) GAP Analysis
8 1 (3.57%) TOGAF
Programming Languages
1 11 (39.29%) SPARQL
2 9 (32.14%) Java
3 5 (17.86%) JavaScript
4 4 (14.29%) Python
4 4 (14.29%) C#
4 4 (14.29%) Scala
5 3 (10.71%) Groovy
5 3 (10.71%) PL/SQL
5 3 (10.71%) SQL
6 1 (3.57%) T-SQL
6 1 (3.57%) Ruby
6 1 (3.57%) R
Qualifications
1 7 (25.00%) Degree
2 3 (10.71%) SC Cleared
2 3 (10.71%) Security Cleared
3 1 (3.57%) PMP
3 1 (3.57%) PMI Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (7.14%) ISO 9001
2 1 (3.57%) ISO 14001
System Software
1 1 (3.57%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (3.57%) VirtualBox
1 1 (3.57%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 3 (10.71%) Vagrant
2 2 (7.14%) Opscode Chef
3 1 (3.57%) Puppet
Vendors
1 3 (10.71%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.57%) EMC
2 1 (3.57%) Symantec
2 1 (3.57%) VMware
2 1 (3.57%) Oracle