The table below looks at the statistics for SPARQL skills in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited SPARQL over the 3 months to 24 January 2017 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
24 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SPARQL
UK
Rank 585 611 595
Rank change year-on-year
+26 -16
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 8 1 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.018% 0.002% 0.034%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.044% 0.005% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 14
Median daily rate £400 £550 £323
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.27% +70.54%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £388 £550 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £483 £550 £520
UK excluding London median daily rate - - £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median 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
18181 19284 18959
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.53% 38.57% 38.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 12426 13075 12692
Median daily rate £433 £420 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.97% +5.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £575 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 414 513 414
Median hourly rate £41.13 £40.00 £35.09
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.81% +14.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.00 £17.97 £17.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.50 £40.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.25% +12.67%

SPARQL
Jobs Demand Trend

The demand trend of contract jobs citing SPARQL as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 24 January 2017.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SPARQL within the UK over the 3 months to 24 January 2017. 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 Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England +26 5 £400 -27.27% 5
London +7 4 £400 -27.27% 4
Glasgow - 3 - -
Scotland - 3 - -
City of London - 1 £413 -
Dorset - 1 - -
South West - 1 - -

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 January 2017, IT contractor jobs citing SPARQL also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads with a requirement for SPARQL.

1 56 (96.55%) RDF
2 35 (60.34%) Web Services
2 35 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
3 33 (56.90%) HTTP
4 30 (51.72%) REST
5 29 (50.00%) SQL
6 28 (48.28%) XML
7 26 (44.83%) RESTful
7 26 (44.83%) NoSQL
8 25 (43.10%) Scrum
9 23 (39.66%) Software Engineering
10 21 (36.21%) C
10 21 (36.21%) HTML
11 19 (32.76%) Java
12 18 (31.03%) Linux
12 18 (31.03%) JSON
13 17 (29.31%) Linked Data
14 15 (25.86%) Triplestore
14 15 (25.86%) TDD
14 15 (25.86%) CSS
15 13 (22.41%) JUnit
15 13 (22.41%) C++
15 13 (22.41%) BDD
16 12 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
16 12 (20.69%) W3C
16 12 (20.69%) Publishing
16 12 (20.69%) Ontologies
17 10 (17.24%) Maven
17 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
17 10 (17.24%) MySQL

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 5 (8.62%) CMS
2 3 (5.17%) Apache Qpid
2 3 (5.17%) Apache Spark
2 3 (5.17%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 2 (3.45%) Umbraco
4 1 (1.72%) Apache Solr
4 1 (1.72%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 3 (5.17%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.17%) MS PowerPoint
Cloud Services
1 6 (10.34%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.72%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.72%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 33 (56.90%) HTTP
2 3 (5.17%) HTTPS
2 3 (5.17%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 26 (44.83%) NoSQL
2 15 (25.86%) Triplestore
3 10 (17.24%) MySQL
4 9 (15.52%) MongoDB
5 7 (12.07%) MarkLogic
6 6 (10.34%) Big Data
7 5 (8.62%) Hadoop
8 4 (6.90%) HBase
9 3 (5.17%) Apache Hive
9 3 (5.17%) CouchDB
10 2 (3.45%) Apache Cassandra
10 2 (3.45%) Data Mining
10 2 (3.45%) RDBMS
10 2 (3.45%) Relational Database
11 1 (1.72%) Data Lake
11 1 (1.72%) Neo4j
11 1 (1.72%) OLTP
11 1 (1.72%) Oracle OLAP
11 1 (1.72%) Pentaho
11 1 (1.72%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (22.41%) JUnit
2 10 (17.24%) Maven
3 7 (12.07%) Git (software)
3 7 (12.07%) Subversion
4 6 (10.34%) GoCD
4 6 (10.34%) Mercurial
4 6 (10.34%) Mockito
4 6 (10.34%) Wercker
5 2 (3.45%) Visual Studio
6 1 (1.72%) Ant
6 1 (1.72%) ERwin
6 1 (1.72%) MagicDraw
General
1 12 (20.69%) Publishing
2 3 (5.17%) Banking
2 3 (5.17%) Pharmaceutical
3 2 (3.45%) Finance
3 2 (3.45%) Investment Banking
4 1 (1.72%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 27 (46.55%) Developer
2 14 (24.14%) Software Engineer
3 11 (18.97%) Java Developer
4 8 (13.79%) Architect
4 8 (13.79%) Data Architect
5 7 (12.07%) Senior Developer
6 6 (10.34%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (8.62%) AWS Developer
7 5 (8.62%) C Developer
7 5 (8.62%) C Software Engineer
7 5 (8.62%) Lead Developer
8 4 (6.90%) Web Developer
9 3 (5.17%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (5.17%) Scala Developer
10 2 (3.45%) Big Data Developer
10 2 (3.45%) C/C++ Developer
10 2 (3.45%) C/C++ Software Engineer
10 2 (3.45%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (3.45%) Java Scala Developer
10 2 (3.45%) XML Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 35 (60.34%) Web Services
2 30 (51.72%) REST
3 28 (48.28%) XML
4 26 (44.83%) RESTful
5 21 (36.21%) HTML
6 18 (31.03%) JSON
7 15 (25.86%) CSS
8 9 (15.52%) JSON-LD
9 6 (10.34%) .NET
9 6 (10.34%) ActiveMQ
9 6 (10.34%) AngularJS
9 6 (10.34%) JAX-RS
9 6 (10.34%) JMS
9 6 (10.34%) jQuery
9 6 (10.34%) Servlets
10 5 (8.62%) Redux
11 4 (6.90%) Sass
11 4 (6.90%) XHTML
12 3 (5.17%) SAML
12 3 (5.17%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 17 (29.31%) Linked Data
2 12 (20.69%) Ontologies
2 12 (20.69%) W3C
3 6 (10.34%) Digital Media
4 5 (8.62%) Semantic Web
5 4 (6.90%) Taxonomies
5 4 (6.90%) Visualisation
6 3 (5.17%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.17%) Computer Science
6 3 (5.17%) Reference Data
7 2 (3.45%) Data Extraction
7 2 (3.45%) Data Structures
7 2 (3.45%) Embedded Systems
7 2 (3.45%) Web 2.0
8 1 (1.72%) BBC
8 1 (1.72%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 18 (31.03%) Linux
2 2 (3.45%) Unix
3 1 (1.72%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 56 (96.55%) RDF
2 35 (60.34%) Agile Software Development
3 25 (43.10%) Scrum
4 23 (39.66%) Software Engineering
5 15 (25.86%) TDD
6 13 (22.41%) BDD
7 12 (20.69%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (15.52%) Coaching
8 9 (15.52%) Data Modelling
8 9 (15.52%) High Availability
9 6 (10.34%) API Development
9 6 (10.34%) API Testing
9 6 (10.34%) Continuous Deployment
9 6 (10.34%) Microservices
9 6 (10.34%) Web Development
10 5 (8.62%) Data Architecture
10 5 (8.62%) Information Architecture
11 4 (6.90%) Content Management
11 4 (6.90%) Mentoring
11 4 (6.90%) SOA
Programming Languages
1 29 (50.00%) SQL
2 21 (36.21%) C
3 19 (32.76%) Java
4 13 (22.41%) C++
5 10 (17.24%) JavaScript
6 8 (13.79%) Objective-C
7 6 (10.34%) Python
7 6 (10.34%) XPath
7 6 (10.34%) XQuery
8 3 (5.17%) ANSI C
8 3 (5.17%) Scala
9 2 (3.45%) Perl
9 2 (3.45%) PHP
9 2 (3.45%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 3 (5.17%) Degree
2 1 (1.72%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.72%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.90%) Dublin Core
2 2 (3.45%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.45%) WCAG
3 1 (1.72%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (10.34%) Docker
2 3 (5.17%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (6.90%) Ansible
1 4 (6.90%) Consul
1 4 (6.90%) Packer
1 4 (6.90%) Terraform
Vendors
1 10 (17.24%) Oracle
2 3 (5.17%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.72%) Informatica
3 1 (1.72%) Tableau