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 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
SPARQL
Rank 584 639 634
Rank change year-on-year
+55 -5
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 30 10 14
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.061% 0.018% 0.025%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.047% 0.066%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 9 12
Median daily rate £463 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.03% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £330 £301
10% offered a daily rate of more than £613 £450 £640
UK excluding London median daily rate £450 £334 £325
% change year-on-year
+34.83% +2.69%
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
20189 21206 21210
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 40.73% 38.56% 37.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 13844 14473 14427
Median daily rate £430 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+1.17% +6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £295 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £589 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £393 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+4.66% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 410 540 419
Median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.50 £16.25 £16.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £47.83 £50.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.50 £35.18
% change year-on-year
+3.89% +9.45%

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 10 December 2016.

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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SPARQL within the UK over the 3 months to 10 December 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 +34 26 £463 +37.03% 3
London +26 23 £463 +8.82% 3
Glasgow - 3 - -
South East - 3 £450 -
Scotland - 3 - -
Bracknell - 2 £450 -
Berkshire - 2 £450 -
Belfast - 1 - -
Kent - 1 £700 -
Northern Ireland - 1 - -
County Antrim - 1 - -

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 10 December 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 57 (96.61%) RDF
2 36 (61.02%) Agile Software Development
3 32 (54.24%) Web Services
4 30 (50.85%) HTTP
5 29 (49.15%) SQL
6 28 (47.46%) XML
7 27 (45.76%) REST
8 24 (40.68%) RESTful
9 23 (38.98%) Java
9 23 (38.98%) NoSQL
10 22 (37.29%) Scrum
11 21 (35.59%) HTML
12 20 (33.90%) Software Engineering
13 18 (30.51%) JSON
13 18 (30.51%) C
14 17 (28.81%) Linked Data
15 16 (27.12%) Linux
16 15 (25.42%) CSS
17 14 (23.73%) TDD
17 14 (23.73%) Triplestore
18 13 (22.03%) Maven
18 13 (22.03%) Ontologies
19 12 (20.34%) JUnit
19 12 (20.34%) Publishing
19 12 (20.34%) W3C
19 12 (20.34%) BDD
20 11 (18.64%) Big Data
21 10 (16.95%) Performance Tuning
21 10 (16.95%) C++
21 10 (16.95%) JavaScript

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 8 (13.56%) Apache Spark
2 5 (8.47%) CMS
3 3 (5.08%) Apache Qpid
3 3 (5.08%) Oracle SOA Suite
4 2 (3.39%) Apache
4 2 (3.39%) Umbraco
5 1 (1.69%) Elasticsearch
5 1 (1.69%) SAS
Applications
1 3 (5.08%) MS Excel
1 3 (5.08%) MS PowerPoint
2 1 (1.69%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 5 (8.47%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (1.69%) Amazon EC2
2 1 (1.69%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 30 (50.85%) HTTP
2 3 (5.08%) HTTPS
2 3 (5.08%) SNMP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (38.98%) NoSQL
2 14 (23.73%) Triplestore
3 11 (18.64%) Big Data
4 9 (15.25%) Hadoop
4 9 (15.25%) MongoDB
4 9 (15.25%) MySQL
5 8 (13.56%) HBase
6 7 (11.86%) Apache Hive
6 7 (11.86%) MarkLogic
7 6 (10.17%) RDBMS
7 6 (10.17%) Relational Database
8 4 (6.78%) SQL Server
9 3 (5.08%) CouchDB
10 2 (3.39%) Data Mining
11 1 (1.69%) Apache Cassandra
11 1 (1.69%) Mahout
11 1 (1.69%) Neo4j
11 1 (1.69%) Text Mining
Development Applications
1 13 (22.03%) Maven
2 12 (20.34%) JUnit
3 6 (10.17%) Git (software)
3 6 (10.17%) GoCD
3 6 (10.17%) Mockito
3 6 (10.17%) Subversion
3 6 (10.17%) Wercker
4 5 (8.47%) Ant
4 5 (8.47%) Mercurial
5 2 (3.39%) Visual Studio
General
1 12 (20.34%) Publishing
2 6 (10.17%) Banking
3 5 (8.47%) Finance
3 5 (8.47%) Investment Banking
4 3 (5.08%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 29 (49.15%) Developer
2 13 (22.03%) Java Developer
3 12 (20.34%) Software Engineer
4 8 (13.56%) Architect
5 7 (11.86%) Data Architect
5 7 (11.86%) Scala Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Developer
6 6 (10.17%) Senior Java Developer
7 5 (8.47%) AWS Developer
7 5 (8.47%) Lead Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Java Scala Developer
8 4 (6.78%) Web Developer
9 3 (5.08%) Big Data Developer
9 3 (5.08%) C Developer
9 3 (5.08%) C Software Engineer
9 3 (5.08%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
9 3 (5.08%) SQL Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
10 2 (3.39%) Lead Java Developer
10 2 (3.39%) Web Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (54.24%) Web Services
2 28 (47.46%) XML
3 27 (45.76%) REST
4 24 (40.68%) RESTful
5 21 (35.59%) HTML
6 18 (30.51%) JSON
7 15 (25.42%) CSS
8 9 (15.25%) JSON-LD
9 6 (10.17%) .NET
9 6 (10.17%) AngularJS
9 6 (10.17%) JAX-RS
9 6 (10.17%) jQuery
9 6 (10.17%) Servlets
10 5 (8.47%) ActiveMQ
10 5 (8.47%) JMS
10 5 (8.47%) Redux
11 4 (6.78%) Sass
11 4 (6.78%) XHTML
12 3 (5.08%) HTML5
12 3 (5.08%) ReactiveX
Miscellaneous
1 17 (28.81%) Linked Data
2 13 (22.03%) Ontologies
3 12 (20.34%) W3C
4 6 (10.17%) Digital Media
4 6 (10.17%) Reference Data
5 5 (8.47%) Semantic Web
6 4 (6.78%) Visualisation
7 3 (5.08%) Analytical Skills
7 3 (5.08%) Computer Science
7 3 (5.08%) Taxonomies
8 2 (3.39%) Data Extraction
8 2 (3.39%) Embedded Systems
8 2 (3.39%) Web 2.0
9 1 (1.69%) Algorithms
9 1 (1.69%) BBC
9 1 (1.69%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 16 (27.12%) Linux
2 2 (3.39%) Unix
3 1 (1.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 57 (96.61%) RDF
2 36 (61.02%) Agile Software Development
3 22 (37.29%) Scrum
4 20 (33.90%) Software Engineering
5 14 (23.73%) TDD
6 12 (20.34%) BDD
7 10 (16.95%) Performance Tuning
8 9 (15.25%) Coaching
9 8 (13.56%) Data Modelling
9 8 (13.56%) High Availability
10 7 (11.86%) Release Management
10 7 (11.86%) Unit Testing
11 6 (10.17%) API Development
11 6 (10.17%) API Testing
11 6 (10.17%) Continuous Deployment
11 6 (10.17%) Microservices
11 6 (10.17%) Web Development
12 5 (8.47%) Functional Programming
13 4 (6.78%) Analytics
13 4 (6.78%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 29 (49.15%) SQL
2 23 (38.98%) Java
3 18 (30.51%) C
4 10 (16.95%) C++
4 10 (16.95%) JavaScript
5 6 (10.17%) Objective-C
5 6 (10.17%) Python
5 6 (10.17%) Scala
5 6 (10.17%) XPath
5 6 (10.17%) XQuery
6 3 (5.08%) ANSI C
7 2 (3.39%) Perl
7 2 (3.39%) PHP
7 2 (3.39%) TypeScript
8 1 (1.69%) MATLAB
8 1 (1.69%) R
Qualifications
1 3 (5.08%) Degree
2 1 (1.69%) DV Cleared
2 1 (1.69%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (6.78%) Dublin Core
2 2 (3.39%) Disclosure Scotland
2 2 (3.39%) WCAG
3 1 (1.69%) Data Quality
System Software
1 6 (10.17%) Docker
2 3 (5.08%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 4 (6.78%) Ansible
1 4 (6.78%) Consul
1 4 (6.78%) Packer
1 4 (6.78%) Terraform
Vendors
1 8 (13.56%) Oracle
2 3 (5.08%) Microsoft
3 1 (1.69%) IBM
3 1 (1.69%) Tableau
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