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 31 March 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
31 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SPARQL
Rank 574 562 531
Rank change year-on-year
-12 -31
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 15 26 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.027% 0.049% 0.041%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.073% 0.13% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 21 14
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£375 £450 £380
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-16.66% +18.42%
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £488 £323
% change year-on-year
-32.34% +51.24%
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
20421 19613 17214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.16% 36.81% 37.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 13250 12588 10666
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £253 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 412 466 633
Average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.00 £16.87 £16.67
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £47.50 £43.75
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+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 31 March 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 31 March 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 -22 11 £375 -16.66% 3
London -10 9 £375 -11.76% 1
City of London +12 2 £375 -21.05%
South East - - - - 2
Oxford - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 2

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 25 (71.43%) RDF
2 20 (57.14%) HTML
2 20 (57.14%) CSS
2 20 (57.14%) Triplestore
3 19 (54.29%) JavaScript
4 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
4 18 (51.43%) NoSQL
5 17 (48.57%) Java
6 16 (45.71%) Web Services
7 14 (40.00%) HTML5
8 13 (37.14%) RESTful
9 12 (34.29%) jQuery
9 12 (34.29%) Ontologies
9 12 (34.29%) TDD
10 11 (31.43%) Ajax
10 11 (31.43%) MongoDB
10 11 (31.43%) Apache Jena
11 10 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
11 10 (28.57%) AngularJS
11 10 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
11 10 (28.57%) Subversion
11 10 (28.57%) Spring
11 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
11 10 (28.57%) C#
11 10 (28.57%) .NET
12 9 (25.71%) XML
12 9 (25.71%) MVC
12 9 (25.71%) CSS3
12 9 (25.71%) Linked Data
12 9 (25.71%) Semantic Web

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 31 March 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 10 (28.57%) Elasticsearch
2 8 (22.86%) Apache Solr
3 3 (8.57%) Apache
4 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
4 1 (2.86%) CMS
Applications
1 2 (5.71%) MS Excel
2 1 (2.86%) Mingle
Cloud Services
1 6 (17.14%) Microsoft Azure
2 3 (8.57%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (57.14%) Triplestore
2 18 (51.43%) NoSQL
3 11 (31.43%) MongoDB
4 7 (20.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
5 2 (5.71%) Big Data
5 2 (5.71%) OrientDB
6 1 (2.86%) MarkLogic
6 1 (2.86%) RavenDB
6 1 (2.86%) MySQL
6 1 (2.86%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 10 (28.57%) Subversion
2 7 (20.00%) Git (software)
3 6 (17.14%) Jenkins
4 5 (14.29%) Eclipse
5 4 (11.43%) JUnit
5 4 (11.43%) JProfiler
5 4 (11.43%) Hudson
6 3 (8.57%) Maven
7 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
7 2 (5.71%) Ant
General
1 4 (11.43%) Publishing
2 1 (2.86%) Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
2 1 (2.86%) Marketing
2 1 (2.86%) Front Office
2 1 (2.86%) Finance
2 1 (2.86%) Automotive
Job Titles
1 27 (77.14%) Developer
2 9 (25.71%) Senior Developer
3 8 (22.86%) .NET Developer
4 7 (20.00%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Senior .NET Developer
5 4 (11.43%) JavaScript Developer
6 3 (8.57%) Ontologist
7 2 (5.71%) Senior Java Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Senior JavaScript Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Scala Developer
7 2 (5.71%) C# Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Java Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior Web Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Technical Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Architect
8 1 (2.86%) Software Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com Developer
8 1 (2.86%) C Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Senior C Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 20 (57.14%) HTML
1 20 (57.14%) CSS
2 16 (45.71%) Web Services
3 14 (40.00%) HTML5
4 13 (37.14%) RESTful
5 12 (34.29%) jQuery
6 11 (31.43%) Ajax
6 11 (31.43%) Apache Jena
7 10 (28.57%) AngularJS
7 10 (28.57%) Spring
7 10 (28.57%) .NET
8 9 (25.71%) XML
8 9 (25.71%) CSS3
9 8 (22.86%) XHTML
10 6 (17.14%) LESS
11 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC
11 5 (14.29%) ASP.NET
11 5 (14.29%) SOAP
12 4 (11.43%) Hibernate
12 4 (11.43%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 12 (34.29%) Ontologies
2 9 (25.71%) Semantic Web
2 9 (25.71%) Linked Data
3 7 (20.00%) W3C
4 5 (14.29%) Chemistry
4 5 (14.29%) Client/Server
4 5 (14.29%) Algorithms
5 4 (11.43%) Open Source
6 3 (8.57%) Life Science
6 3 (8.57%) Digital Media
7 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
7 2 (5.71%) Computer Science
8 1 (2.86%) NHS
8 1 (2.86%) Kindle
Operating Systems
1 5 (14.29%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 25 (71.43%) RDF
2 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
3 12 (34.29%) TDD
4 10 (28.57%) Continuous Integration
4 10 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
5 9 (25.71%) MVC
6 7 (20.00%) Web Development
7 6 (17.14%) Scrum
7 6 (17.14%) Web Design
7 6 (17.14%) DevOps
8 5 (14.29%) Web Application Development
9 4 (11.43%) Graceful Degradation
9 4 (11.43%) SOA
9 4 (11.43%) OO
10 3 (8.57%) Data Modelling
11 2 (5.71%) Software Engineering
11 2 (5.71%) Pair Programming
11 2 (5.71%) Software Deployment
11 2 (5.71%) BDD
12 1 (2.86%) Test Strategy
Programming Languages
1 19 (54.29%) JavaScript
2 17 (48.57%) Java
3 10 (28.57%) C#
4 6 (17.14%) TypeScript
5 3 (8.57%) SQL
5 3 (8.57%) T-SQL
5 3 (8.57%) XQuery
6 2 (5.71%) PHP
6 2 (5.71%) Scala
7 1 (2.86%) C
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
7 1 (2.86%) XPath
Qualifications
1 3 (8.57%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) QA
2 1 (2.86%) ISO 9001
Systems Management
1 3 (8.57%) Puppet
1 3 (8.57%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 8 (22.86%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (2.86%) EPiServer