The first table below looks at the demand 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 1 August 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.

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
1 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SPARQL
Rank 568 559 577
Rank change year-on-year
-9 +18
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 22 14 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.040% 0.027% 0.007%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.11% 0.072% 0.019%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 13 3
Average daily rate
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£438 £415 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.42% +3.75%
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £281 £400
% change year-on-year
+77.95% -29.68%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - -
Programming Languages Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Programming Languages category
20133 19482 20816
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.85% 38.10% 36.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 12863 12054 12440
Average daily rate £388 £400 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% +6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 411 554 799
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.01 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £59.50 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00

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 1 August 2014.

SPARQL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SPARQL
Top 7 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 1 August 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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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 +5 22 £438 +4.16% 1
London +5 11 £400 -5.88% 1
South East - 9 £501 -
City of London +27 2 £375 -13.04%
Kidlington - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 39 (100.00%) RDF
2 27 (69.23%) Semantic Web
3 21 (53.85%) Ontologies
4 18 (46.15%) W3C
4 18 (46.15%) Triplestore
5 14 (35.90%) HTML
6 13 (33.33%) XML
6 13 (33.33%) NoSQL
6 13 (33.33%) Linked Data
7 12 (30.77%) Life Science
7 12 (30.77%) XQuery
7 12 (30.77%) Publishing
7 12 (30.77%) Java
8 11 (28.21%) CSS
8 11 (28.21%) XSD
8 11 (28.21%) XSLT
8 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
9 10 (25.64%) JUnit
10 9 (23.08%) Validation
10 9 (23.08%) PowerDesigner
10 9 (23.08%) Knowledge Management
11 8 (20.51%) Data Conversion
12 7 (17.95%) Data Integration
12 7 (17.95%) .NET
13 6 (15.38%) Maven
13 6 (15.38%) Degree
13 6 (15.38%) JIRA
14 5 (12.82%) BPMN
14 5 (12.82%) SNOMED CT
14 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 1 August 2014, 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 2 (5.13%) BizTalk Server
1 2 (5.13%) CMS
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.56%) Node.js
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (2.56%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.56%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (2.56%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.69%) GitHub
2 2 (5.13%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.13%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (46.15%) Triplestore
2 13 (33.33%) NoSQL
3 5 (12.82%) MySQL
4 2 (5.13%) SQL Server
4 2 (5.13%) RDBMS
4 2 (5.13%) Relational Database
5 1 (2.56%) Text Mining
5 1 (2.56%) Spotfire
5 1 (2.56%) MarkLogic
5 1 (2.56%) Data Mining
5 1 (2.56%) DB2
Development Applications
1 10 (25.64%) JUnit
2 9 (23.08%) PowerDesigner
3 6 (15.38%) Maven
3 6 (15.38%) JIRA
4 2 (5.13%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.56%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.56%) Jasmine
5 1 (2.56%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.56%) Eclipse
General
1 12 (30.77%) Publishing
2 1 (2.56%) French Language
2 1 (2.56%) German Language
2 1 (2.56%) Retail
2 1 (2.56%) Telecoms
2 1 (2.56%) Finance
2 1 (2.56%) Aerospace
2 1 (2.56%) Legal
2 1 (2.56%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 13 (33.33%) Architect
2 12 (30.77%) Developer
3 10 (25.64%) Ontologist
4 6 (15.38%) Java Developer
5 4 (10.26%) Data Modeller
6 3 (7.69%) Web Specialist
6 3 (7.69%) Front-End Developer
6 3 (7.69%) Web Developer
7 2 (5.13%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Technical Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Java Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Semantic Web Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Data Scientist
8 1 (2.56%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.56%) Solutions Architect
8 1 (2.56%) Senior Developer
8 1 (2.56%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.56%) Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (35.90%) HTML
2 13 (33.33%) XML
3 11 (28.21%) CSS
3 11 (28.21%) XSD
3 11 (28.21%) XSLT
4 7 (17.95%) .NET
5 5 (12.82%) Apache Jena
5 5 (12.82%) Web Services
5 5 (12.82%) J2SE
6 4 (10.26%) AngularJS
7 3 (7.69%) REST
7 3 (7.69%) Ember.js
7 3 (7.69%) HTML5
8 2 (5.13%) SOAP
8 2 (5.13%) WSDL
8 2 (5.13%) JAX-RS
9 1 (2.56%) ASP.NET Web API
9 1 (2.56%) Java EE
9 1 (2.56%) Ajax
9 1 (2.56%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 27 (69.23%) Semantic Web
2 21 (53.85%) Ontologies
3 18 (46.15%) W3C
4 13 (33.33%) Linked Data
5 12 (30.77%) Life Science
6 8 (20.51%) Data Conversion
7 7 (17.95%) Data Integration
8 5 (12.82%) Open Source
9 2 (5.13%) Taxonomies
10 1 (2.56%) Informatics
10 1 (2.56%) Inversion of Control
10 1 (2.56%) Visualisation
10 1 (2.56%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.56%) Windows
1 1 (2.56%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 39 (100.00%) RDF
2 11 (28.21%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (23.08%) Validation
3 9 (23.08%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (12.82%) BPMN
4 5 (12.82%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (12.82%) Analytics
4 5 (12.82%) UML
5 4 (10.26%) Data Modelling
5 4 (10.26%) Data Analytics
5 4 (10.26%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.26%) TOGAF
5 4 (10.26%) Enterprise Architecture
6 3 (7.69%) TDD
7 2 (5.13%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.13%) OO
7 2 (5.13%) Service Management
7 2 (5.13%) Scrum
7 2 (5.13%) BDD
7 2 (5.13%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (30.77%) XQuery
1 12 (30.77%) Java
2 5 (12.82%) JavaScript
3 4 (10.26%) R
4 3 (7.69%) C#
5 2 (5.13%) SQL
6 1 (2.56%) Ruby
6 1 (2.56%) Python
6 1 (2.56%) C++
6 1 (2.56%) PL/SQL
Qualifications
1 6 (15.38%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (12.82%) SNOMED CT
Vendors
1 3 (7.69%) Microsoft
2 2 (5.13%) Symantec
3 1 (2.56%) Google
3 1 (2.56%) TIBCO
3 1 (2.56%) Reuters
3 1 (2.56%) IBM
3 1 (2.56%) Oracle