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 30 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SPARQL
Rank 566 538 534
Rank change year-on-year
-28 -4
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 17 15 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.033% 0.031% 0.011%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.088% 0.084% 0.029%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 14 0
Average daily rate
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£325 £420 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.61% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £338 -
% change year-on-year
-3.70% -
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
19366 17833 17027
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.95% 37.03% 38.14%
Number of daily rates quoted 12920 11207 10448
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 420 487 705
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 £17.50 £14.95 £16.72
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.50 £44.55 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.53 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.89% -4.21%

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 30 January 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 30 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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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 -16 17 £325 -22.61% 4
London -12 7 £320 -24.70% 1
South East - 2 £500 -
City of London +11 1 - - 1
Oxford - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 22 (75.86%) RDF
2 16 (55.17%) Java
3 15 (51.72%) Ontologies
4 14 (48.28%) RESTful
4 14 (48.28%) Web Services
4 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
5 12 (41.38%) NoSQL
6 11 (37.93%) Linked Data
6 11 (37.93%) Semantic Web
7 10 (34.48%) Spring
7 10 (34.48%) Apache Jena
7 10 (34.48%) HTML
7 10 (34.48%) CSS
8 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
8 9 (31.03%) Triplestore
9 8 (27.59%) Web Development
9 8 (27.59%) SOAP
10 7 (24.14%) TDD
10 7 (24.14%) Ajax
10 7 (24.14%) MongoDB
11 6 (20.69%) REST
11 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
11 6 (20.69%) jQuery
11 6 (20.69%) Subversion
12 5 (17.24%) SQL
12 5 (17.24%) XML
12 5 (17.24%) Client/Server
12 5 (17.24%) Eclipse
12 5 (17.24%) Life Science
12 5 (17.24%) QA

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 3 (10.34%) CMS
1 3 (10.34%) Apache
2 2 (6.90%) Tornado
2 2 (6.90%) Apache Solr
3 1 (3.45%) Tomcat
Applications
1 2 (6.90%) MS Excel
2 1 (3.45%) Mingle
Communications & Networking
1 1 (3.45%) SAN
1 1 (3.45%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (41.38%) NoSQL
2 9 (31.03%) Triplestore
3 7 (24.14%) MongoDB
4 3 (10.34%) Text Mining
4 3 (10.34%) Data Mining
4 3 (10.34%) Spotfire
5 2 (6.90%) OrientDB
5 2 (6.90%) Big Data
6 1 (3.45%) MySQL
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2005
6 1 (3.45%) SQL Server 2008
6 1 (3.45%) RavenDB
Development Applications
1 6 (20.69%) Jenkins
1 6 (20.69%) Subversion
2 5 (17.24%) Eclipse
3 4 (13.79%) Hudson
3 4 (13.79%) JProfiler
3 4 (13.79%) JUnit
4 2 (6.90%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.90%) Maven
4 2 (6.90%) Ant
4 2 (6.90%) Visual Studio
General
1 4 (13.79%) Publishing
2 2 (6.90%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (3.45%) Finance
3 1 (3.45%) Automotive
3 1 (3.45%) Front Office
3 1 (3.45%) Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Investment Banking
3 1 (3.45%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 18 (62.07%) Developer
2 6 (20.69%) Java Developer
3 4 (13.79%) Senior Developer
4 3 (10.34%) Ontologist
4 3 (10.34%) Data Scientist
5 2 (6.90%) Scala Developer
5 2 (6.90%) JavaScript Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Python Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (6.90%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) .NET Developer
5 2 (6.90%) C# Developer
6 1 (3.45%) Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Software Engineer
6 1 (3.45%) Technical Architect
6 1 (3.45%) Java Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (48.28%) RESTful
1 14 (48.28%) Web Services
2 10 (34.48%) Spring
2 10 (34.48%) Apache Jena
2 10 (34.48%) HTML
2 10 (34.48%) CSS
3 8 (27.59%) SOAP
4 7 (24.14%) Ajax
5 6 (20.69%) REST
5 6 (20.69%) jQuery
6 5 (17.24%) XML
6 5 (17.24%) HTML5
7 4 (13.79%) JAX-RS
7 4 (13.79%) Vaadin
7 4 (13.79%) D3.js
7 4 (13.79%) GWT
7 4 (13.79%) XHTML
7 4 (13.79%) .NET
7 4 (13.79%) Hibernate
8 3 (10.34%) WSDL
Miscellaneous
1 15 (51.72%) Ontologies
2 11 (37.93%) Linked Data
2 11 (37.93%) Semantic Web
3 5 (17.24%) Client/Server
3 5 (17.24%) Life Science
3 5 (17.24%) Chemistry
3 5 (17.24%) Algorithms
4 4 (13.79%) Open Source
5 3 (10.34%) W3C
5 3 (10.34%) Visualisation
5 3 (10.34%) Analytical Skills
6 2 (6.90%) Mathematics
6 2 (6.90%) Computer Science
7 1 (3.45%) NHS
7 1 (3.45%) Informatics
7 1 (3.45%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.45%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (75.86%) RDF
2 14 (48.28%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (27.59%) Web Development
4 7 (24.14%) TDD
5 5 (17.24%) Web Application Development
6 4 (13.79%) Continuous Integration
7 3 (10.34%) MVC
7 3 (10.34%) Data Modelling
7 3 (10.34%) SOA
8 2 (6.90%) Analytics
8 2 (6.90%) Microservices
8 2 (6.90%) Software Deployment
8 2 (6.90%) Software Testing
8 2 (6.90%) Software Engineering
8 2 (6.90%) Pair Programming
8 2 (6.90%) Scrum
8 2 (6.90%) Web Design
9 1 (3.45%) Configuration Management
9 1 (3.45%) Content Management
9 1 (3.45%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 16 (55.17%) Java
2 9 (31.03%) JavaScript
3 5 (17.24%) SQL
4 4 (13.79%) C#
5 3 (10.34%) XQuery
5 3 (10.34%) T-SQL
6 2 (6.90%) Scala
6 2 (6.90%) Python
6 2 (6.90%) PHP
6 2 (6.90%) PL/SQL
7 1 (3.45%) Ruby
7 1 (3.45%) XPath
Qualifications
1 4 (13.79%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (17.24%) QA
2 1 (3.45%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 2 (6.90%) Vagrant
1 2 (6.90%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (6.90%) Microsoft
2 1 (3.45%) Tableau
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