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 25 June 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
25 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SPARQL
Rank 631 624 610
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -14
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 11 9 16
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.021% 0.016% 0.030%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.053% 0.042% 0.079%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 6 13
Median daily rate £475 £525 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.52% +23.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £460 £425 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £570 £501
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
20612 21310 20325
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.85% 38.04% 37.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 14149 14242 13252
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 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 449 433 437
Median hourly rate £37.50 £36.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £19.00 £17.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.78 £52.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +4.22%

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 25 June 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SPARQL within the UK over the 3 months to 25 June 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 +1 11 £475 -9.52% 10
London +15 10 £475 -9.52% 6
City of London +33 1 £450 -16.66%
South East +4 1 £600 +77.77% 3
Berkshire - 1 £600 -
Canary Wharf - 1 £550 -

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 25 June 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 20 (90.91%) RDF
2 17 (77.27%) Java
3 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
4 14 (63.64%) Big Data
5 13 (59.09%) Hadoop
6 12 (54.55%) HBase
7 11 (50.00%) Apache Spark
8 10 (45.45%) Apache
8 10 (45.45%) SQL
9 9 (40.91%) Unit Testing
9 9 (40.91%) Reference Data
9 9 (40.91%) Release Management
9 9 (40.91%) Apache Hive
10 8 (36.36%) Scala
10 8 (36.36%) Relational Database
10 8 (36.36%) Data Quality
10 8 (36.36%) Ant
10 8 (36.36%) RDBMS
10 8 (36.36%) Functional Programming
11 6 (27.27%) SDLC
11 6 (27.27%) C++
11 6 (27.27%) Finance
12 5 (22.73%) TDD
12 5 (22.73%) Banking
12 5 (22.73%) HTML
12 5 (22.73%) Python
12 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
12 5 (22.73%) BDD
13 4 (18.18%) jQuery
13 4 (18.18%) JSON

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 11 (50.00%) Apache Spark
2 10 (45.45%) Apache
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Pig
3 1 (4.55%) Apache Qpid
3 1 (4.55%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.09%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (4.55%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (13.64%) HTTP
2 2 (9.09%) HTTPS
3 1 (4.55%) AMQP
3 1 (4.55%) Internet
3 1 (4.55%) MQTT
3 1 (4.55%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 14 (63.64%) Big Data
2 13 (59.09%) Hadoop
3 12 (54.55%) HBase
4 9 (40.91%) Apache Hive
5 8 (36.36%) RDBMS
5 8 (36.36%) Relational Database
6 5 (22.73%) MongoDB
7 4 (18.18%) Triplestore
8 3 (13.64%) Apache Cassandra
8 3 (13.64%) MarkLogic
8 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
9 2 (9.09%) CouchDB
9 2 (9.09%) Neo4j
10 1 (4.55%) Couchbase
10 1 (4.55%) Data Mining
10 1 (4.55%) Data Warehouse
10 1 (4.55%) Mahout
10 1 (4.55%) Pentaho
10 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
10 1 (4.55%) Star Schema
Development Applications
1 8 (36.36%) Ant
2 3 (13.64%) Maven
General
1 6 (27.27%) Finance
2 5 (22.73%) Banking
3 1 (4.55%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 16 (72.73%) Developer
2 9 (40.91%) Scala Developer
3 5 (22.73%) Java Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Big Data Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Hadoop Developer
4 4 (18.18%) Lead Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Java Scala Developer
5 3 (13.64%) Senior Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Architect
6 2 (9.09%) C++ Developer
6 2 (9.09%) Python Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Applications Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Big Data Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Data Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Lead Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Scrum Master
7 1 (4.55%) Security Architect
7 1 (4.55%) Senior Java Developer
7 1 (4.55%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.55%) Technical Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (22.73%) HTML
2 4 (18.18%) .NET
2 4 (18.18%) jQuery
2 4 (18.18%) JSON
2 4 (18.18%) XML
3 3 (13.64%) RESTful
3 3 (13.64%) Web Services
4 2 (9.09%) AngularJS
4 2 (9.09%) CSS
4 2 (9.09%) D3.js
4 2 (9.09%) HTML5
4 2 (9.09%) Java EE
4 2 (9.09%) JSON-LD
4 2 (9.09%) Kafka
4 2 (9.09%) REST
4 2 (9.09%) Spring
5 1 (4.55%) MLlib
5 1 (4.55%) Natural Language Processing
5 1 (4.55%) RabbitMQ
5 1 (4.55%) SAML
Miscellaneous
1 9 (40.91%) Reference Data
2 3 (13.64%) Digital Media
2 3 (13.64%) W3C
3 2 (9.09%) Computer Science
3 2 (9.09%) Ontologies
3 2 (9.09%) Semantic Web
3 2 (9.09%) Visualisation
4 1 (4.55%) Algorithms
4 1 (4.55%) Hedge funds
4 1 (4.55%) Internet of Things
4 1 (4.55%) Machine to Machine
4 1 (4.55%) Smart Energy
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.09%) Linux
1 2 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 20 (90.91%) RDF
2 16 (72.73%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (40.91%) Release Management
3 9 (40.91%) Unit Testing
4 8 (36.36%) Functional Programming
5 6 (27.27%) SDLC
6 5 (22.73%) BDD
6 5 (22.73%) TDD
7 4 (18.18%) Analytics
8 3 (13.64%) Coaching
8 3 (13.64%) Scrum
8 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
9 2 (9.09%) Automated Testing
9 2 (9.09%) Continuous Delivery
9 2 (9.09%) Data Analytics
9 2 (9.09%) Data Management
9 2 (9.09%) Line Management
9 2 (9.09%) Machine Learning
9 2 (9.09%) SOA
9 2 (9.09%) Technical Architecture
Programming Languages
1 17 (77.27%) Java
2 10 (45.45%) SQL
3 8 (36.36%) Scala
4 6 (27.27%) C++
5 5 (22.73%) Python
6 4 (18.18%) JavaScript
7 2 (9.09%) XPath
7 2 (9.09%) XQuery
8 1 (4.55%) C
8 1 (4.55%) C#
8 1 (4.55%) MATLAB
8 1 (4.55%) Objective-C
8 1 (4.55%) R
8 1 (4.55%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (9.09%) Degree
1 2 (9.09%) DV Cleared
1 2 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (36.36%) Data Quality
System Software
1 1 (4.55%) Shibboleth
Vendors
1 4 (18.18%) Oracle
2 2 (9.09%) Tableau
3 1 (4.55%) Cloudera
3 1 (4.55%) Hortonworks
3 1 (4.55%) IBM
3 1 (4.55%) MapR
3 1 (4.55%) Teradata