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 28 August 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
28 Aug 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
SPARQL
Rank 614 594 556
Rank change year-on-year
-20 -38
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 11 22 32
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.040% 0.061%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.049% 0.11% 0.16%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 20 27
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£463 £406 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+13.84% +1.56%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £375 £338
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £505 £435
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £501 £333
% change year-on-year
-32.56% +50.52%
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
22342 20736 20418
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 38.14% 37.29% 38.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 15023 13122 12841
Average daily rate £400 £388 £398
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.22% -2.51%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £285 £267 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £550 £575
UK excluding London average daily rate £370 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.71% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 507 415 565
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.57% -
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £17.50 £15.25 £15.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £50.00 £64.20 £50.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.50 £35.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+10.00% +2.94%

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 28 August 2015.

SPARQL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SPARQL
Top 11 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 28 August 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 -24 10 £463 +13.84% 7
London +12 7 £500 +25.00% 3
South East -23 3 £338 -32.56%
City of London - 2 £450 - 1
Oxfordshire - 2 £338 -
Cardiff - 1 - -
South Wales - 1 - -
Oxford - 1 £338 -
Middlesex - 1 - -
Uxbridge - 1 £450 -
Wales - 1 - -

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 16 (84.21%) Triplestore
2 14 (73.68%) RDF
3 13 (68.42%) Java
3 13 (68.42%) Semantic Web
4 10 (52.63%) Git (software)
4 10 (52.63%) Apache Jena
5 9 (47.37%) Elasticsearch
5 9 (47.37%) Linked Data
5 9 (47.37%) Maven
6 7 (36.84%) SQL
7 6 (31.58%) JDBC
7 6 (31.58%) Servlets
7 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
7 6 (31.58%) TDD
7 6 (31.58%) NoSQL
8 5 (26.32%) Lucene
8 5 (26.32%) Spring
8 5 (26.32%) Web Services
9 4 (21.05%) JUnit
9 4 (21.05%) Publishing
10 3 (15.79%) Scrum
10 3 (15.79%) RESTful
10 3 (15.79%) Apache Solr
10 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
10 3 (15.79%) CSS
10 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
10 3 (15.79%) HTML
10 3 (15.79%) JAXB
10 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
10 3 (15.79%) AngularJS

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 28 August 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 9 (47.37%) Elasticsearch
2 3 (15.79%) Tomcat
2 3 (15.79%) Apache Solr
3 1 (5.26%) Apache Spark
3 1 (5.26%) Apache
Cloud Services
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (10.53%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (5.26%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (84.21%) Triplestore
2 6 (31.58%) NoSQL
3 3 (15.79%) Big Data
3 3 (15.79%) MarkLogic
3 3 (15.79%) Hadoop
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server
4 2 (10.53%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (5.26%) MongoDB
5 1 (5.26%) Mahout
5 1 (5.26%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 10 (52.63%) Git (software)
2 9 (47.37%) Maven
3 4 (21.05%) JUnit
4 3 (15.79%) Mockito
5 2 (10.53%) Subversion
6 1 (5.26%) Mercurial
General
1 4 (21.05%) Publishing
2 2 (10.53%) Finance
Job Titles
1 13 (68.42%) Developer
2 5 (26.32%) Java Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Software Developer
3 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) Senior Developer
4 2 (10.53%) Java Engineer
4 2 (10.53%) .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior Software Engineer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior .NET Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Java Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Java Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Senior JavaScript Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Semantic Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Lead Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Architect
5 1 (5.26%) Web Developer
5 1 (5.26%) Data Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (52.63%) Apache Jena
2 6 (31.58%) JDBC
2 6 (31.58%) Servlets
3 5 (26.32%) Web Services
3 5 (26.32%) Lucene
3 5 (26.32%) Spring
4 3 (15.79%) RESTful
4 3 (15.79%) HTML5
4 3 (15.79%) HTML
4 3 (15.79%) JAXB
4 3 (15.79%) AngularJS
4 3 (15.79%) CSS
4 3 (15.79%) CSS3
4 3 (15.79%) JAX-RS
5 2 (10.53%) LESS
5 2 (10.53%) Hibernate
5 2 (10.53%) .NET
5 2 (10.53%) XML
5 2 (10.53%) REST
5 2 (10.53%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 13 (68.42%) Semantic Web
2 9 (47.37%) Linked Data
3 3 (15.79%) Inversion of Control
4 2 (10.53%) W3C
5 1 (5.26%) Data Integration
5 1 (5.26%) Digital Media
Operating Systems
1 2 (10.53%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (73.68%) RDF
2 6 (31.58%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (31.58%) TDD
3 3 (15.79%) Scrum
3 3 (15.79%) Responsive Web Design
4 2 (10.53%) Continuous Integration
4 2 (10.53%) Software Engineering
4 2 (10.53%) MVC
4 2 (10.53%) BDD
4 2 (10.53%) DevOps
5 1 (5.26%) Mentoring
5 1 (5.26%) MapReduce
5 1 (5.26%) OO
5 1 (5.26%) ETL
5 1 (5.26%) Unit Testing
5 1 (5.26%) Data Architecture
5 1 (5.26%) Domain-Driven Design
5 1 (5.26%) Web Design
5 1 (5.26%) Graceful Degradation
5 1 (5.26%) Data Transformation
Programming Languages
1 13 (68.42%) Java
2 7 (36.84%) SQL
3 3 (15.79%) JavaScript
4 2 (10.53%) TypeScript
4 2 (10.53%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (5.26%) Degree
Systems Management
1 1 (5.26%) Puppet
1 1 (5.26%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 2 (10.53%) Microsoft
2 1 (5.26%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (5.26%) EPiServer
2 1 (5.26%) Oracle
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