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 31 July 2016 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
31 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SPARQL
Rank 638 641 603
Rank change year-on-year
+3 -38
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 19 8 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.035% 0.014% 0.040%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.089% 0.037% 0.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 5 20
Median daily rate £456 £450 £438
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.38% +2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £361 £338 £375
10% offered a daily rate of more than £593 £525 £505
UK excluding London median daily rate £600 £338 £501
% change year-on-year
+77.77% -32.56%
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
21325 21531 20247
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 39.61% 37.83% 37.03%
Number of daily rates quoted 14630 14466 12960
Median daily rate £425 £400 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £355 £350
% change year-on-year
+5.63% +1.42%
Number of hourly rates quoted 447 449 414
Median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.04 £18.00 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £52.17 £59.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-0.66% +7.85%

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 31 July 2016.

SPARQL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SPARQL
Top 5 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 31 July 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +16 19 £456 +1.38% 8
London +12 18 £450 -14.28% 6
City of London +45 3 £388 -13.88%
South East +12 1 £600 +77.77% 2
Berkshire - 1 £600 -

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 31 July 2016, 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 29 (93.55%) RDF
2 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
3 18 (58.06%) Java
4 17 (54.84%) SQL
5 15 (48.39%) Big Data
6 14 (45.16%) Hadoop
7 13 (41.94%) HBase
8 12 (38.71%) Apache Spark
9 10 (32.26%) Apache Hive
9 10 (32.26%) Release Management
9 10 (32.26%) Unit Testing
9 10 (32.26%) Reference Data
10 9 (29.03%) NoSQL
10 9 (29.03%) Scala
10 9 (29.03%) Ant
10 9 (29.03%) Web Services
10 9 (29.03%) XML
10 9 (29.03%) HTTP
10 9 (29.03%) RDBMS
10 9 (29.03%) Apache
10 9 (29.03%) Scrum
10 9 (29.03%) Relational Database
10 9 (29.03%) Functional Programming
11 8 (25.81%) TDD
11 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
11 8 (25.81%) REST
11 8 (25.81%) BDD
11 8 (25.81%) RESTful
12 7 (22.58%) JSON
12 7 (22.58%) Data Quality

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 12 (38.71%) Apache Spark
2 9 (29.03%) Apache
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Pig
3 1 (3.23%) Apache Qpid
3 1 (3.23%) SAS
Applications
1 2 (6.45%) MS Excel
1 2 (6.45%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (3.23%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon AWS
1 2 (6.45%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (3.23%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (3.23%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 9 (29.03%) HTTP
2 2 (6.45%) HTTPS
3 1 (3.23%) AMQP
3 1 (3.23%) Internet
3 1 (3.23%) MQTT
3 1 (3.23%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (48.39%) Big Data
2 14 (45.16%) Hadoop
3 13 (41.94%) HBase
4 10 (32.26%) Apache Hive
5 9 (29.03%) NoSQL
5 9 (29.03%) RDBMS
5 9 (29.03%) Relational Database
6 5 (16.13%) MongoDB
7 4 (12.90%) Triplestore
8 3 (9.68%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (9.68%) MarkLogic
8 3 (9.68%) SQL Server
9 2 (6.45%) CouchDB
9 2 (6.45%) MySQL
9 2 (6.45%) Neo4j
10 1 (3.23%) DB2
10 1 (3.23%) Mahout
10 1 (3.23%) Pentaho
10 1 (3.23%) Star Schema
10 1 (3.23%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 9 (29.03%) Ant
2 5 (16.13%) Maven
3 3 (9.68%) JUnit
4 2 (6.45%) Git (software)
4 2 (6.45%) Mercurial
4 2 (6.45%) Subversion
General
1 7 (22.58%) Finance
2 6 (19.35%) Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Investment Banking
3 3 (9.68%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 19 (61.29%) Developer
2 10 (32.26%) Scala Developer
3 6 (19.35%) Java Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Big Data Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Hadoop Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Java Scala Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Lead Developer
4 4 (12.90%) Software Engineer
5 3 (9.68%) Senior Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Architect
6 2 (6.45%) C Developer
6 2 (6.45%) C Software Engineer
6 2 (6.45%) C++ Developer
6 2 (6.45%) Python Developer
6 2 (6.45%) SQL Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Scrum Master
7 1 (3.23%) Security Architect
7 1 (3.23%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (3.23%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (29.03%) Web Services
1 9 (29.03%) XML
2 8 (25.81%) REST
2 8 (25.81%) RESTful
3 7 (22.58%) HTML
3 7 (22.58%) JSON
4 5 (16.13%) JSON-LD
5 4 (12.90%) .NET
5 4 (12.90%) CSS
5 4 (12.90%) jQuery
6 2 (6.45%) ActiveMQ
6 2 (6.45%) AngularJS
6 2 (6.45%) D3.js
6 2 (6.45%) HTML5
6 2 (6.45%) Java EE
6 2 (6.45%) JMS
6 2 (6.45%) Kafka
6 2 (6.45%) Sass
6 2 (6.45%) Spring
6 2 (6.45%) XHTML
Miscellaneous
1 10 (32.26%) Reference Data
2 5 (16.13%) W3C
3 3 (9.68%) Digital Media
4 2 (6.45%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (6.45%) Computer Science
4 2 (6.45%) Ontologies
4 2 (6.45%) Semantic Web
4 2 (6.45%) Taxonomies
4 2 (6.45%) Visualisation
5 1 (3.23%) Algorithms
5 1 (3.23%) BBC
5 1 (3.23%) Hedge funds
5 1 (3.23%) Internet of Things
5 1 (3.23%) Machine to Machine
5 1 (3.23%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 7 (22.58%) Linux
2 2 (6.45%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 29 (93.55%) RDF
2 23 (74.19%) Agile Software Development
3 10 (32.26%) Release Management
3 10 (32.26%) Unit Testing
4 9 (29.03%) Functional Programming
4 9 (29.03%) Scrum
5 8 (25.81%) BDD
5 8 (25.81%) Software Engineering
5 8 (25.81%) TDD
6 5 (16.13%) Coaching
6 5 (16.13%) High Availability
6 5 (16.13%) SDLC
7 4 (12.90%) Analytics
7 4 (12.90%) Performance Tuning
8 2 (6.45%) Business Transformation
8 2 (6.45%) Continuous Delivery
8 2 (6.45%) Data Analytics
8 2 (6.45%) Line Management
8 2 (6.45%) Matrix Organization
8 2 (6.45%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 18 (58.06%) Java
2 17 (54.84%) SQL
3 9 (29.03%) Scala
4 6 (19.35%) C
4 6 (19.35%) C++
5 5 (16.13%) Python
6 4 (12.90%) JavaScript
7 2 (6.45%) XPath
7 2 (6.45%) XQuery
8 1 (3.23%) C#
8 1 (3.23%) MATLAB
8 1 (3.23%) Objective-C
8 1 (3.23%) R
8 1 (3.23%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (6.45%) Degree
1 2 (6.45%) DV Cleared
1 2 (6.45%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (22.58%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (3.23%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 6 (19.35%) Oracle
2 2 (6.45%) Microsoft
2 2 (6.45%) Tableau
3 1 (3.23%) Cloudera
3 1 (3.23%) Hortonworks
3 1 (3.23%) IBM
3 1 (3.23%) MapR
3 1 (3.23%) Teradata
London
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: Market rate
Posted: 5 days ago
London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £340.00 - £360.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago