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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SPARQL
Rank 598 548 592
Rank change year-on-year
-50 +44
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 14 38 12
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.024% 0.072% 0.021%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.066% 0.19% 0.056%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 29 6
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£400 £375 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -2.59%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £338 £355
10% offered a daily rate of more than £540 £425 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
+17.76% +17.24%
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
21245 20525 21295
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 36.88% 38.90% 36.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 13636 13000 12607
Average daily rate £390 £390 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £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 420 560 739
Average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.94% -2.85%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £15.50 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £57.50 £46.40 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -7.14%

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 19 September 2014.

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 19 September 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 -32 14 £400 +6.66% 3
London -10 9 £400 +6.66% 2
South East - 4 £525 -
Oxford - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 29 (93.55%) RDF
2 23 (74.19%) Semantic Web
3 19 (61.29%) Ontologies
4 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
5 13 (41.94%) Triplestore
6 12 (38.71%) Life Science
6 12 (38.71%) W3C
7 11 (35.48%) Linked Data
7 11 (35.48%) NoSQL
8 10 (32.26%) HTML
9 9 (29.03%) Java
9 9 (29.03%) XML
10 8 (25.81%) XQuery
10 8 (25.81%) Publishing
11 7 (22.58%) XSD
11 7 (22.58%) XSLT
11 7 (22.58%) CSS
11 7 (22.58%) JUnit
12 6 (19.35%) Validation
12 6 (19.35%) PowerDesigner
12 6 (19.35%) REST
12 6 (19.35%) JIRA
12 6 (19.35%) Maven
12 6 (19.35%) Knowledge Management
13 5 (16.13%) SNOMED CT
13 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (16.13%) Open Source
13 5 (16.13%) Apache Jena
13 5 (16.13%) Analytics
13 5 (16.13%) JavaScript

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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 (6.45%) CMS
1 2 (6.45%) Tornado
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (3.23%) Node.js
2 1 (3.23%) Tomcat
2 1 (3.23%) WebSphere Application Server
Applications
1 1 (3.23%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 3 (9.68%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (6.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 13 (41.94%) Triplestore
2 11 (35.48%) NoSQL
3 5 (16.13%) MySQL
4 4 (12.90%) Data Mining
4 4 (12.90%) Text Mining
4 4 (12.90%) Spotfire
5 2 (6.45%) SQL Server
5 2 (6.45%) RDBMS
5 2 (6.45%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.23%) MarkLogic
6 1 (3.23%) DB2
Development Applications
1 7 (22.58%) JUnit
2 6 (19.35%) PowerDesigner
2 6 (19.35%) JIRA
2 6 (19.35%) Maven
3 2 (6.45%) Visual Studio
4 1 (3.23%) SpecFlow
4 1 (3.23%) Jasmine
4 1 (3.23%) Eclipse
4 1 (3.23%) ClearCase
General
1 8 (25.81%) Publishing
2 3 (9.68%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.23%) French Language
3 1 (3.23%) German Language
3 1 (3.23%) Telecoms
3 1 (3.23%) Finance
3 1 (3.23%) Aerospace
3 1 (3.23%) Legal
Job Titles
1 12 (38.71%) Developer
2 8 (25.81%) Ontologist
3 7 (22.58%) Architect
4 5 (16.13%) Java Developer
5 4 (12.90%) Data Scientist
6 3 (9.68%) Web Specialist
6 3 (9.68%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Web Developer
7 2 (6.45%) Python Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Data Analyst
8 1 (3.23%) Senior Developer
8 1 (3.23%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (32.26%) HTML
2 9 (29.03%) XML
3 7 (22.58%) XSD
3 7 (22.58%) XSLT
3 7 (22.58%) CSS
4 6 (19.35%) REST
5 5 (16.13%) Apache Jena
5 5 (16.13%) .NET
5 5 (16.13%) SOAP
5 5 (16.13%) Web Services
5 5 (16.13%) J2SE
5 5 (16.13%) WSDL
6 4 (12.90%) AngularJS
7 3 (9.68%) RESTful
7 3 (9.68%) HTML5
7 3 (9.68%) Ember.js
8 2 (6.45%) JAX-RS
8 2 (6.45%) Django
9 1 (3.23%) Ajax
9 1 (3.23%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 23 (74.19%) Semantic Web
2 19 (61.29%) Ontologies
3 12 (38.71%) Life Science
3 12 (38.71%) W3C
4 11 (35.48%) Linked Data
5 5 (16.13%) Open Source
6 4 (12.90%) Visualisation
6 4 (12.90%) Data Conversion
7 3 (9.68%) Data Integration
8 2 (6.45%) Informatics
8 2 (6.45%) Mathematics
9 1 (3.23%) Analytical Skills
9 1 (3.23%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (3.23%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.23%) Windows
1 1 (3.23%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) RDF
2 14 (45.16%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (19.35%) Validation
3 6 (19.35%) Knowledge Management
4 5 (16.13%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (16.13%) Analytics
5 4 (12.90%) Software Engineering
6 3 (9.68%) Web Development
6 3 (9.68%) BPMN
6 3 (9.68%) UML
7 2 (6.45%) Configuration Management
7 2 (6.45%) Scrum
7 2 (6.45%) TDD
7 2 (6.45%) TOGAF
7 2 (6.45%) Data Analytics
7 2 (6.45%) Predictive Modelling
7 2 (6.45%) Enterprise Architecture
7 2 (6.45%) Software Testing
8 1 (3.23%) Line Management
8 1 (3.23%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 9 (29.03%) Java
2 8 (25.81%) XQuery
3 5 (16.13%) JavaScript
3 5 (16.13%) SQL
4 3 (9.68%) PL/SQL
4 3 (9.68%) C#
5 2 (6.45%) Python
5 2 (6.45%) R
6 1 (3.23%) Ruby
6 1 (3.23%) C++
Qualifications
1 4 (12.90%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (16.13%) SNOMED CT
Systems Management
1 2 (6.45%) Vagrant
1 2 (6.45%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (9.68%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.23%) Google
2 1 (3.23%) Tableau
2 1 (3.23%) IBM
2 1 (3.23%) TIBCO
2 1 (3.23%) Reuters
2 1 (3.23%) Symantec
2 1 (3.23%) Oracle
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