The table below looks at the prevalence of the term Semantic Web in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Semantic Web over the 3 months to 27 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
27 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Semantic Web
Rank 563 527 524
Rank change year-on-year
-36 -3
Contract jobs citing Semantic Web 14 31 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.028% 0.064% 0.042%
As % of the Miscellaneous category 0.092% 0.21% 0.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 25 9
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£320 £350 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-8.57% +7.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £255 £325 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £280 £331 £313
% change year-on-year
-15.47% +6.00%
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
15201 14934 13626
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 29.91% 30.67% 30.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 9596 9217 8156
Average daily rate £420 £405 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £226 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £600
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 613 602 813
Average hourly rate £18.50 £20.00 £20.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.50% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £11.32 £11.50 £11.82
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £42.50 £41.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £18.38 £17.93 £20.00
% change year-on-year
+2.48% -10.35%

Semantic Web
Jobs Demand Trend

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

Semantic Web Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Semantic Web
Daily Rate Trend

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

Semantic Web Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Semantic Web
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Semantic Web within the UK over the 3 months to 27 January 2015.

Semantic Web Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Semantic Web
Hourly Rate Trend

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

Semantic Web Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Semantic Web
Top 19 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Semantic Web within the UK over the 3 months to 27 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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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 -36 14 £320 -8.96% 5
London -20 8 £550 +46.66% 3
South East - 5 £255 -
City of London +14 1 - - 2
North West - 1 £308 -
Manchester - 1 £308 -
Norwich - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Devon - - - -
Middlesex - - - -
Norfolk - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
Birmingham - - - -
Bristol - - - -
Glasgow - - - - 2
South West - - - -
West Midlands - - - -
Scotland - - - - 2
East of England - - - - 2

Semantic Web
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Semantic Web 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 Semantic Web.

1 12 (52.17%) RDF
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (47.83%) SPARQL
2 11 (47.83%) Linked Data
3 10 (43.48%) XML
4 8 (34.78%) XSLT
5 7 (30.43%) HTML
5 7 (30.43%) Java
5 7 (30.43%) CSS
5 7 (30.43%) Publishing
6 6 (26.09%) Web Development
6 6 (26.09%) Ontologies
6 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
6 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
7 5 (21.74%) Web Services
7 5 (21.74%) XQuery
7 5 (21.74%) Scrum
8 4 (17.39%) CMS
8 4 (17.39%) Internet
8 4 (17.39%) Life Science
8 4 (17.39%) QA
8 4 (17.39%) Spring
8 4 (17.39%) Python
8 4 (17.39%) JUnit
8 4 (17.39%) REST
8 4 (17.39%) CSS3
8 4 (17.39%) Scala
8 4 (17.39%) HTML5
8 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
8 4 (17.39%) MarkLogic

Semantic Web
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 27 January 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK citing Semantic Web 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 Semantic Web. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 4 (17.39%) CMS
2 1 (4.35%) Apache Solr
2 1 (4.35%) Apache
Applications
1 2 (8.70%) MS Excel
2 1 (4.35%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 4 (17.39%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (26.09%) NoSQL
2 4 (17.39%) MarkLogic
3 3 (13.04%) Triplestore
4 2 (8.70%) Spotfire
4 2 (8.70%) Text Mining
4 2 (8.70%) Data Mining
4 2 (8.70%) Big Data
4 2 (8.70%) Hadoop
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2005
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (4.35%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.35%) RavenDB
5 1 (4.35%) OrientDB
5 1 (4.35%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (17.39%) JUnit
2 2 (8.70%) Visual Studio
2 2 (8.70%) Jenkins
2 2 (8.70%) Git (software)
3 1 (4.35%) Ant
3 1 (4.35%) Maven
3 1 (4.35%) Subversion
General
1 7 (30.43%) Publishing
2 2 (8.70%) Banking
2 2 (8.70%) Front Office
3 1 (4.35%) Marketing
3 1 (4.35%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 12 (52.17%) Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Ontologist
2 3 (13.04%) Scala Developer
2 3 (13.04%) JavaScript Developer
2 3 (13.04%) Java Developer
3 2 (8.70%) C# Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Java Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Senior Developer
3 2 (8.70%) Data Scientist
4 1 (4.35%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (43.48%) XML
2 8 (34.78%) XSLT
3 7 (30.43%) HTML
3 7 (30.43%) CSS
4 5 (21.74%) Web Services
5 4 (17.39%) Spring
5 4 (17.39%) REST
5 4 (17.39%) CSS3
5 4 (17.39%) HTML5
6 3 (13.04%) JAX-RS
6 3 (13.04%) Apache Jena
6 3 (13.04%) RESTful
6 3 (13.04%) Backbone.js
6 3 (13.04%) Underscore.js
6 3 (13.04%) Flash
7 2 (8.70%) WSDL
7 2 (8.70%) XHTML
7 2 (8.70%) .NET
7 2 (8.70%) SOAP
7 2 (8.70%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 11 (47.83%) Linked Data
2 6 (26.09%) Ontologies
3 4 (17.39%) Life Science
4 3 (13.04%) W3C
5 2 (8.70%) Fixed Income
5 2 (8.70%) Derivative
5 2 (8.70%) Equity Derivative
5 2 (8.70%) Visualisation
5 2 (8.70%) Computer Science
6 1 (4.35%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (4.35%) Kindle
6 1 (4.35%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.70%) UNIX
1 2 (8.70%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (52.17%) RDF
2 11 (47.83%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (26.09%) Web Development
4 5 (21.74%) Scrum
5 4 (17.39%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (13.04%) SEO
7 2 (8.70%) TDD
7 2 (8.70%) MVC
7 2 (8.70%) Multithreading
7 2 (8.70%) Software Deployment
8 1 (4.35%) Mentoring
8 1 (4.35%) Business Transformation
8 1 (4.35%) Analytics
8 1 (4.35%) Data Modelling
8 1 (4.35%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 11 (47.83%) SPARQL
2 7 (30.43%) Java
3 6 (26.09%) JavaScript
4 5 (21.74%) XQuery
5 4 (17.39%) Python
5 4 (17.39%) Scala
6 3 (13.04%) ActionScript 3.0
6 3 (13.04%) ActionScript
7 2 (8.70%) SQL
7 2 (8.70%) C#
8 1 (4.35%) T-SQL
8 1 (4.35%) PHP
8 1 (4.35%) PL/SQL
8 1 (4.35%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 3 (13.04%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (17.39%) QA
2 1 (4.35%) ISO 9001
Vendors
1 2 (8.70%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.35%) Tableau
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