The table below looks at the statistics for SPARQL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SPARQL over the 3 months to 22 May 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
22 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SPARQL
Rank 599 561 530
Rank change year-on-year
-38 -31
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 8 21 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.015% 0.040% 0.040%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.039% 0.11% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 15 18
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£519 £425 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+22.05% +11.84%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £375 £348 £331
10% offered a daily rate of more than £570 £501 £420
UK excluding London average daily rate - £501 £323
% change year-on-year
- +55.19%
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 Programming Languages category in contract jobs advertised across the UK.

Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20342 19691 17540
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.55% 37.41% 37.21%
Number of daily rates quoted 13467 13006 10832
Average daily rate £400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £263 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £340 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.94% +4.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 421 468 618
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £17.50 £16.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.50 £52.50 £43.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £36.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +2.85%

SPARQL
Jobs Demand Trend

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

SPARQL Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

SPARQL
Daily Rate Trend

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

SPARQL Daily Rate Trend in the UK

SPARQL
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing SPARQL within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 2015.

SPARQL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SPARQL
Top 6 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SPARQL within the UK over the 3 months to 22 May 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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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
London -16 7 £519 +22.05% 4
England -40 7 £519 +22.05% 4
City of London +7 2 £458 +1.94% 2
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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 23 (74.19%) RDF
2 21 (67.74%) Triplestore
3 16 (51.61%) HTML
3 16 (51.61%) Java
3 16 (51.61%) CSS
4 15 (48.39%) JavaScript
4 15 (48.39%) NoSQL
5 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (41.94%) Elasticsearch
6 12 (38.71%) TDD
7 11 (35.48%) Web Services
7 11 (35.48%) Semantic Web
7 11 (35.48%) HTML5
7 11 (35.48%) Spring
7 11 (35.48%) Apache Jena
8 10 (32.26%) AngularJS
8 10 (32.26%) Git (software)
8 10 (32.26%) Responsive Web Design
9 9 (29.03%) CSS3
9 9 (29.03%) Apache Solr
9 9 (29.03%) jQuery
9 9 (29.03%) XML
9 9 (29.03%) C#
9 9 (29.03%) .NET
9 9 (29.03%) MVC
10 8 (25.81%) Subversion
10 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
10 8 (25.81%) RESTful
10 8 (25.81%) MongoDB
10 8 (25.81%) Linked Data

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 22 May 2015, IT contractor jobs within the UK 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.

Application Platforms
1 13 (41.94%) Elasticsearch
2 9 (29.03%) Apache Solr
3 4 (12.90%) Apache
3 4 (12.90%) Tomcat
4 1 (3.23%) Apache Spark
4 1 (3.23%) CMS
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Mingle
1 1 (3.23%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 6 (19.35%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (9.68%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 21 (67.74%) Triplestore
2 15 (48.39%) NoSQL
3 8 (25.81%) MongoDB
4 7 (22.58%) SQL Server 2008
4 7 (22.58%) SQL Server
5 4 (12.90%) MarkLogic
6 2 (6.45%) Hadoop
6 2 (6.45%) Big Data
6 2 (6.45%) OrientDB
7 1 (3.23%) Mahout
7 1 (3.23%) RavenDB
7 1 (3.23%) SQL Server 2005
7 1 (3.23%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (32.26%) Git (software)
2 8 (25.81%) Subversion
3 7 (22.58%) Maven
4 5 (16.13%) JUnit
5 4 (12.90%) Jenkins
6 3 (9.68%) Mockito
6 3 (9.68%) Eclipse
7 2 (6.45%) Ant
7 2 (6.45%) JProfiler
7 2 (6.45%) Hudson
8 1 (3.23%) Visual Studio
General
1 6 (19.35%) Publishing
2 2 (6.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 22 (70.97%) Developer
2 9 (29.03%) Senior Developer
3 8 (25.81%) .NET Developer
4 6 (19.35%) Java Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (9.68%) JavaScript Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Architect
7 2 (6.45%) Software Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Java Engineer
7 2 (6.45%) Senior JavaScript Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Semantic Web Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Ontologist
8 1 (3.23%) AWS Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Lead Web Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Lead Java Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (3.23%) C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (51.61%) HTML
1 16 (51.61%) CSS
2 11 (35.48%) Web Services
2 11 (35.48%) HTML5
2 11 (35.48%) Spring
2 11 (35.48%) Apache Jena
3 10 (32.26%) AngularJS
4 9 (29.03%) CSS3
4 9 (29.03%) jQuery
4 9 (29.03%) XML
4 9 (29.03%) .NET
5 8 (25.81%) RESTful
6 7 (22.58%) JAX-RS
6 7 (22.58%) Ajax
6 7 (22.58%) XHTML
7 6 (19.35%) LESS
8 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (16.13%) ASP.NET
9 4 (12.90%) JSON
9 4 (12.90%) Backbone.js
Miscellaneous
1 11 (35.48%) Semantic Web
2 8 (25.81%) Linked Data
3 5 (16.13%) Ontologies
3 5 (16.13%) W3C
4 3 (9.68%) Digital Media
4 3 (9.68%) Inversion of Control
5 2 (6.45%) Client/Server
5 2 (6.45%) Chemistry
5 2 (6.45%) Open Source
5 2 (6.45%) Algorithms
6 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
6 1 (3.23%) Kindle
6 1 (3.23%) Computer Science
6 1 (3.23%) Life Science
6 1 (3.23%) Data Integration
6 1 (3.23%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 5 (16.13%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 23 (74.19%) RDF
2 13 (41.94%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (38.71%) TDD
4 10 (32.26%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (29.03%) MVC
6 8 (25.81%) Continuous Integration
7 6 (19.35%) Scrum
7 6 (19.35%) Web Design
7 6 (19.35%) DevOps
8 4 (12.90%) OO
8 4 (12.90%) Web Development
8 4 (12.90%) Graceful Degradation
9 3 (9.68%) Software Engineering
10 2 (6.45%) Data Modelling
10 2 (6.45%) SOA
10 2 (6.45%) BDD
10 2 (6.45%) Web Application Development
10 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
11 1 (3.23%) Semantic Publishing
11 1 (3.23%) Software Deployment
Programming Languages
1 16 (51.61%) Java
2 15 (48.39%) JavaScript
3 9 (29.03%) C#
4 6 (19.35%) TypeScript
5 4 (12.90%) SQL
6 3 (9.68%) T-SQL
6 3 (9.68%) XQuery
7 2 (6.45%) PHP
8 1 (3.23%) Ruby
8 1 (3.23%) XPath
8 1 (3.23%) C
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (6.45%) QA
2 1 (3.23%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (9.68%) Opscode Chef
1 3 (9.68%) Puppet
Vendors
1 7 (22.58%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) EPiServer
2 1 (3.23%) Salesforce.com