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 29 September 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
29 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SPARQL
Rank 613 649 625
Rank change year-on-year
+36 -24
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 40 14 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.075% 0.024% 0.024%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.18% 0.063% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 29 13 13
Median daily rate £450 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.50% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £380 £330 £380
10% offered a daily rate of more than £601 £515 £540
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £334 £501
% change year-on-year
+34.83% -33.31%
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
21775 22096 21362
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.80% 38.10% 36.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 15004 14994 13818
Median daily rate £425 £413 £390
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.03% +5.76%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £575 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 467 533 416
Median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.89% +10.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.66 £17.50 £15.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £50.00 £57.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.25 £39.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+5.76% +11.42%

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 29 September 2016.

SPARQL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SPARQL
Top 9 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 29 September 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 +38 39 £450 +12.50% 9
London +26 37 £463 +2.77% 8
City of London +14 3 £388 -13.88% 2
South East +21 2 £450 +33.33% 1
Berkshire - 2 £450 -
Bracknell - 2 £450 -
County Antrim - 1 - -
Belfast - 1 - -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 29 September 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 49 (96.08%) RDF
2 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 29 (56.86%) Web Services
4 28 (54.90%) SQL
5 26 (50.98%) HTTP
6 25 (49.02%) REST
7 22 (43.14%) XML
7 22 (43.14%) NoSQL
8 21 (41.18%) Java
8 21 (41.18%) Scrum
8 21 (41.18%) RESTful
9 17 (33.33%) Software Engineering
10 15 (29.41%) JSON
10 15 (29.41%) Linux
11 14 (27.45%) C
11 14 (27.45%) TDD
12 13 (25.49%) C++
12 13 (25.49%) Triplestore
13 12 (23.53%) HTML
13 12 (23.53%) W3C
13 12 (23.53%) BDD
14 11 (21.57%) Maven
14 11 (21.57%) Ontologies
14 11 (21.57%) JUnit
15 10 (19.61%) CSS
15 10 (19.61%) Linked Data
15 10 (19.61%) Big Data
16 9 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
16 9 (17.65%) MySQL
16 9 (17.65%) Publishing

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 7 (13.73%) Apache Spark
2 2 (3.92%) Apache
2 2 (3.92%) CMS
3 1 (1.96%) Apache Qpid
3 1 (1.96%) Elasticsearch
3 1 (1.96%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.88%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.88%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.96%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 5 (9.80%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.96%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.96%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (1.96%) SaaS
Communications & Networking
1 26 (50.98%) HTTP
2 2 (3.92%) HTTPS
3 1 (1.96%) AMQP
3 1 (1.96%) Internet
3 1 (1.96%) MQTT
3 1 (1.96%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (43.14%) NoSQL
2 13 (25.49%) Triplestore
3 10 (19.61%) Big Data
4 9 (17.65%) MySQL
5 8 (15.69%) Hadoop
5 8 (15.69%) MongoDB
6 7 (13.73%) HBase
7 6 (11.76%) Apache Hive
8 5 (9.80%) MarkLogic
8 5 (9.80%) RDBMS
8 5 (9.80%) Relational Database
9 4 (7.84%) SQL Server
10 3 (5.88%) Data Mining
11 2 (3.92%) CouchDB
12 1 (1.96%) Apache Cassandra
12 1 (1.96%) Mahout
12 1 (1.96%) Neo4j
12 1 (1.96%) Pentaho
12 1 (1.96%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 11 (21.57%) JUnit
1 11 (21.57%) Maven
2 6 (11.76%) Git (software)
2 6 (11.76%) Subversion
3 5 (9.80%) Ant
3 5 (9.80%) GoCD
3 5 (9.80%) Mercurial
3 5 (9.80%) Mockito
3 5 (9.80%) Wercker
General
1 9 (17.65%) Publishing
2 6 (11.76%) Banking
3 5 (9.80%) Finance
3 5 (9.80%) Investment Banking
Job Titles
1 23 (45.10%) Developer
2 12 (23.53%) Software Engineer
3 11 (21.57%) Java Developer
4 9 (17.65%) Architect
5 8 (15.69%) Data Architect
6 6 (11.76%) Scala Developer
6 6 (11.76%) Senior Developer
7 5 (9.80%) Lead Developer
7 5 (9.80%) Senior Java Developer
8 4 (7.84%) AWS Developer
9 3 (5.88%) C Software Engineer
9 3 (5.88%) Java Scala Developer
9 3 (5.88%) SQL Developer
10 2 (3.92%) C Developer
10 2 (3.92%) C++ Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Consultant
10 2 (3.92%) Lead Java Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Python Developer
10 2 (3.92%) Solutions Architect
10 2 (3.92%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 29 (56.86%) Web Services
2 25 (49.02%) REST
3 22 (43.14%) XML
4 21 (41.18%) RESTful
5 15 (29.41%) JSON
6 12 (23.53%) HTML
7 10 (19.61%) CSS
8 8 (15.69%) JSON-LD
9 5 (9.80%) ActiveMQ
9 5 (9.80%) AngularJS
9 5 (9.80%) JAX-RS
9 5 (9.80%) JMS
9 5 (9.80%) Servlets
10 4 (7.84%) Sass
10 4 (7.84%) XHTML
11 3 (5.88%) .NET
11 3 (5.88%) jQuery
12 2 (3.92%) HTML5
12 2 (3.92%) Spring
12 2 (3.92%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 12 (23.53%) W3C
2 11 (21.57%) Ontologies
3 10 (19.61%) Linked Data
4 6 (11.76%) Reference Data
5 4 (7.84%) Digital Media
5 4 (7.84%) Semantic Web
6 3 (5.88%) Analytical Skills
6 3 (5.88%) Taxonomies
7 2 (3.92%) Computer Science
7 2 (3.92%) Data Extraction
8 1 (1.96%) Algorithms
8 1 (1.96%) BBC
8 1 (1.96%) Data Structures
8 1 (1.96%) Internet of Things
8 1 (1.96%) Machine to Machine
8 1 (1.96%) Smart Energy
8 1 (1.96%) Smart Home
8 1 (1.96%) Visualisation
Operating Systems
1 15 (29.41%) Linux
2 1 (1.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 49 (96.08%) RDF
2 34 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
3 21 (41.18%) Scrum
4 17 (33.33%) Software Engineering
5 14 (27.45%) TDD
6 12 (23.53%) BDD
7 9 (17.65%) Performance Tuning
8 8 (15.69%) Data Modelling
8 8 (15.69%) High Availability
9 7 (13.73%) Coaching
10 6 (11.76%) Release Management
10 6 (11.76%) Unit Testing
11 5 (9.80%) API Development
11 5 (9.80%) API Testing
11 5 (9.80%) Continuous Deployment
11 5 (9.80%) Functional Programming
11 5 (9.80%) Microservices
11 5 (9.80%) Web Development
12 4 (7.84%) Analytics
12 4 (7.84%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 28 (54.90%) SQL
2 21 (41.18%) Java
3 14 (27.45%) C
4 13 (25.49%) C++
5 8 (15.69%) Python
6 6 (11.76%) Objective-C
7 5 (9.80%) Scala
8 4 (7.84%) JavaScript
8 4 (7.84%) XPath
8 4 (7.84%) XQuery
9 3 (5.88%) ANSI C
10 2 (3.92%) Perl
10 2 (3.92%) PHP
11 1 (1.96%) C#
11 1 (1.96%) MATLAB
11 1 (1.96%) R
11 1 (1.96%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (3.92%) Degree
2 1 (1.96%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.96%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (7.84%) Dublin Core
2 1 (1.96%) Data Quality
System Software
1 5 (9.80%) Docker
2 1 (1.96%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (5.88%) Ansible
1 3 (5.88%) Consul
1 3 (5.88%) Packer
1 3 (5.88%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (15.69%) Oracle
2 3 (5.88%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.96%) IBM
3 1 (1.96%) Tableau
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