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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SPARQL
Rank 584 547 585
Rank change year-on-year
-37 +38
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 22 32 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.039% 0.061% 0.010%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.10% 0.16% 0.028%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 27 5
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£406 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.56% +3.89%
UK excluding London average daily rate £501 £333 £400
% change year-on-year
+50.52% -16.87%
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
21073 20434 21374
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.26% 38.77% 36.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 13351 12843 12797
Average daily rate £388 £395 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.89% +5.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £266 £255 £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 425 566 760
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.25 £15.50 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £60.00 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £34.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.94% -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 29 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 29 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 -27 22 £406 - 3
London +2 13 £400 - 3
South East - 7 £501 -
Kidlington - - - -
Oxford - - - -
Oxfordshire - - - -
City of London - - - - 1

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 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 36 (94.74%) RDF
2 27 (71.05%) Semantic Web
3 24 (63.16%) Ontologies
4 18 (47.37%) Triplestore
5 15 (39.47%) W3C
6 14 (36.84%) Life Science
7 13 (34.21%) NoSQL
7 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
8 12 (31.58%) Java
8 12 (31.58%) Linked Data
9 11 (28.95%) HTML
10 10 (26.32%) XML
11 9 (23.68%) XQuery
11 9 (23.68%) Publishing
12 8 (21.05%) XSD
12 8 (21.05%) XSLT
12 8 (21.05%) JUnit
12 8 (21.05%) CSS
13 7 (18.42%) .NET
13 7 (18.42%) Web Services
13 7 (18.42%) Validation
13 7 (18.42%) PowerDesigner
13 7 (18.42%) Data Integration
13 7 (18.42%) Knowledge Management
13 7 (18.42%) Analytics
14 6 (15.79%) Maven
14 6 (15.79%) JIRA
14 6 (15.79%) REST
15 5 (13.16%) UML
15 5 (13.16%) J2SE

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 29 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 4 (10.53%) CMS
2 2 (5.26%) BizTalk Server
2 2 (5.26%) Tornado
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Application Server
3 1 (2.63%) Tomcat
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere
3 1 (2.63%) WebSphere Portal
3 1 (2.63%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.63%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 3 (7.89%) GitHub
2 2 (5.26%) Cloud Computing
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 18 (47.37%) Triplestore
2 13 (34.21%) NoSQL
3 5 (13.16%) MySQL
4 4 (10.53%) Data Mining
4 4 (10.53%) Text Mining
4 4 (10.53%) Spotfire
5 2 (5.26%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.26%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.26%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.63%) DB2
6 1 (2.63%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 8 (21.05%) JUnit
2 7 (18.42%) PowerDesigner
3 6 (15.79%) Maven
3 6 (15.79%) JIRA
4 2 (5.26%) Visual Studio
5 1 (2.63%) ClearCase
5 1 (2.63%) Eclipse
5 1 (2.63%) SpecFlow
5 1 (2.63%) Jasmine
General
1 9 (23.68%) Publishing
2 3 (7.89%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.63%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.63%) Finance
3 1 (2.63%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.63%) Legal
3 1 (2.63%) Retail
3 1 (2.63%) French Language
3 1 (2.63%) German Language
Job Titles
1 13 (34.21%) Developer
2 10 (26.32%) Architect
2 10 (26.32%) Ontologist
3 6 (15.79%) Java Developer
4 4 (10.53%) Data Scientist
5 3 (7.89%) Web Specialist
5 3 (7.89%) Front-End Developer
5 3 (7.89%) Web Developer
6 2 (5.26%) Technical Architect
6 2 (5.26%) Python Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Java Web Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Data Modeller
7 1 (2.63%) Technical Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Semantic Web Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Analyst
7 1 (2.63%) Solutions Architect
7 1 (2.63%) Senior Developer
7 1 (2.63%) Support Engineer
7 1 (2.63%) Data Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (28.95%) HTML
2 10 (26.32%) XML
3 8 (21.05%) XSD
3 8 (21.05%) XSLT
3 8 (21.05%) CSS
4 7 (18.42%) Web Services
4 7 (18.42%) .NET
5 6 (15.79%) REST
6 5 (13.16%) SOAP
6 5 (13.16%) Apache Jena
6 5 (13.16%) J2SE
6 5 (13.16%) WSDL
7 4 (10.53%) AngularJS
8 3 (7.89%) Ember.js
8 3 (7.89%) RESTful
8 3 (7.89%) HTML5
9 2 (5.26%) JAX-RS
9 2 (5.26%) Django
10 1 (2.63%) JAX-WS
10 1 (2.63%) JPA
Miscellaneous
1 27 (71.05%) Semantic Web
2 24 (63.16%) Ontologies
3 15 (39.47%) W3C
4 14 (36.84%) Life Science
5 12 (31.58%) Linked Data
6 7 (18.42%) Data Integration
7 5 (13.16%) Data Conversion
7 5 (13.16%) Open Source
8 4 (10.53%) Visualisation
9 2 (5.26%) Taxonomies
9 2 (5.26%) Informatics
9 2 (5.26%) Mathematics
10 1 (2.63%) Client/Server
10 1 (2.63%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.63%) Windows
1 1 (2.63%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 36 (94.74%) RDF
2 13 (34.21%) Agile Software Development
3 7 (18.42%) Validation
3 7 (18.42%) Knowledge Management
3 7 (18.42%) Analytics
4 5 (13.16%) Continuous Integration
4 5 (13.16%) BPMN
4 5 (13.16%) UML
5 4 (10.53%) TOGAF
5 4 (10.53%) Software Engineering
5 4 (10.53%) Enterprise Architecture
5 4 (10.53%) Web Development
5 4 (10.53%) Data Analytics
6 3 (7.89%) TDD
7 2 (5.26%) Scrum
7 2 (5.26%) Software Testing
7 2 (5.26%) OO
7 2 (5.26%) E-Commerce
7 2 (5.26%) Configuration Management
7 2 (5.26%) Data Architecture
Programming Languages
1 12 (31.58%) Java
2 9 (23.68%) XQuery
3 5 (13.16%) SQL
3 5 (13.16%) JavaScript
4 4 (10.53%) R
5 3 (7.89%) PL/SQL
5 3 (7.89%) C#
6 2 (5.26%) Python
7 1 (2.63%) Ruby
7 1 (2.63%) C++
Qualifications
1 5 (13.16%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (13.16%) SNOMED CT
Systems Management
1 2 (5.26%) Vagrant
1 2 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (7.89%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.63%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.63%) Reuters
2 1 (2.63%) Symantec
2 1 (2.63%) Google
2 1 (2.63%) Tableau
2 1 (2.63%) Oracle
2 1 (2.63%) IBM