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 24 October 2014 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
SPARQL
Rank 602 524 575
Rank change year-on-year
-78 +51
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 11 53 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.019% 0.10% 0.024%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.051% 0.26% 0.064%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 39 7
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£413 £400 £385
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.12% +3.89%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £323 £338 £361
10% offered a daily rate of more than £653 £425 £440
UK excluding London average daily rate £488 £425 £363
% change year-on-year
+14.70% +17.24%
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
21761 20430 20302
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 37.28% 38.95% 37.26%
Number of daily rates quoted 14475 13071 12065
Average daily rate £400 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £260 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £550 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 415 583 691
Average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £15.00 £16.35 £16.29
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £45.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+4.47% -4.28%

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 24 October 2014.

SPARQL Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

SPARQL
Top 13 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 24 October 2014. 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 -69 11 £413 +3.12% 8
London -48 7 £400 +3.22% 3
City of London +12 2 £663 +65.62%
South East - 2 £550 - 2
North West - 1 £280 - 1
Manchester - 1 £280 - 1
Wallingford - - - - 1
Oxfordshire - - - - 2
West Yorkshire - - - -
Yorkshire - - - - 1
Glasgow - - - -
Leeds - - - -
Scotland - - - -

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 33 (94.29%) RDF
2 24 (68.57%) Semantic Web
3 23 (65.71%) Ontologies
4 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
5 16 (45.71%) Triplestore
6 14 (40.00%) Life Science
7 13 (37.14%) W3C
7 13 (37.14%) NoSQL
7 13 (37.14%) Linked Data
8 11 (31.43%) Java
9 10 (28.57%) HTML
10 8 (22.86%) XML
11 7 (20.00%) Web Services
11 7 (20.00%) CSS
11 7 (20.00%) XQuery
11 7 (20.00%) Publishing
12 6 (17.14%) JUnit
12 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
12 6 (17.14%) XSD
12 6 (17.14%) XSLT
12 6 (17.14%) REST
12 6 (17.14%) Degree
12 6 (17.14%) JIRA
12 6 (17.14%) Maven
12 6 (17.14%) Apache Jena
13 5 (14.29%) Analytics
13 5 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
13 5 (14.29%) SNOMED CT
13 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
13 5 (14.29%) RESTful

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, 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 2 (5.71%) CMS
1 2 (5.71%) Tornado
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Application Server
2 1 (2.86%) Tomcat
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere
2 1 (2.86%) WebSphere Portal
2 1 (2.86%) Node.js
Applications
1 1 (2.86%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 3 (8.57%) GitHub
Communications & Networking
1 2 (5.71%) HTTP
2 1 (2.86%) SAN
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (45.71%) Triplestore
2 13 (37.14%) NoSQL
3 5 (14.29%) MySQL
4 4 (11.43%) Data Mining
4 4 (11.43%) Text Mining
4 4 (11.43%) Spotfire
5 2 (5.71%) RDBMS
5 2 (5.71%) SQL Server
5 2 (5.71%) Relational Database
6 1 (2.86%) DB2
6 1 (2.86%) MarkLogic
Development Applications
1 6 (17.14%) JUnit
1 6 (17.14%) Maven
1 6 (17.14%) JIRA
2 5 (14.29%) PowerDesigner
3 2 (5.71%) Visual Studio
4 1 (2.86%) ClearCase
4 1 (2.86%) Eclipse
4 1 (2.86%) SpecFlow
4 1 (2.86%) Jasmine
General
1 7 (20.00%) Publishing
2 3 (8.57%) Pharmaceutical
3 1 (2.86%) Front Office
3 1 (2.86%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.86%) Finance
3 1 (2.86%) Aerospace
3 1 (2.86%) Legal
3 1 (2.86%) Banking
3 1 (2.86%) Investment Banking
3 1 (2.86%) French Language
3 1 (2.86%) German Language
Job Titles
1 14 (40.00%) Developer
2 10 (28.57%) Ontologist
3 6 (17.14%) Architect
4 5 (14.29%) Java Developer
5 4 (11.43%) Data Scientist
6 3 (8.57%) Web Specialist
6 3 (8.57%) Front-End Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Scala Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Python Developer
7 2 (5.71%) Web Developer
8 1 (2.86%) Support Engineer
8 1 (2.86%) Data Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) Analyst
8 1 (2.86%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (28.57%) HTML
2 8 (22.86%) XML
3 7 (20.00%) CSS
3 7 (20.00%) Web Services
4 6 (17.14%) REST
4 6 (17.14%) Apache Jena
4 6 (17.14%) XSD
4 6 (17.14%) XSLT
5 5 (14.29%) .NET
5 5 (14.29%) J2SE
5 5 (14.29%) WSDL
5 5 (14.29%) SOAP
5 5 (14.29%) RESTful
6 4 (11.43%) AngularJS
7 3 (8.57%) Ember.js
7 3 (8.57%) HTML5
8 2 (5.71%) JAX-RS
8 2 (5.71%) Django
8 2 (5.71%) Ajax
9 1 (2.86%) Java EE
Miscellaneous
1 24 (68.57%) Semantic Web
2 23 (65.71%) Ontologies
3 14 (40.00%) Life Science
4 13 (37.14%) W3C
4 13 (37.14%) Linked Data
5 5 (14.29%) Open Source
6 4 (11.43%) Visualisation
7 3 (8.57%) Data Conversion
7 3 (8.57%) Data Integration
8 2 (5.71%) Informatics
8 2 (5.71%) Mathematics
8 2 (5.71%) Analytical Skills
8 2 (5.71%) Algorithms
9 1 (2.86%) Inversion of Control
9 1 (2.86%) Computer Science
9 1 (2.86%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (2.86%) Windows
1 1 (2.86%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 33 (94.29%) RDF
2 18 (51.43%) Agile Software Development
3 5 (14.29%) Validation
3 5 (14.29%) Knowledge Management
3 5 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
3 5 (14.29%) Analytics
4 4 (11.43%) Software Engineering
5 3 (8.57%) TDD
5 3 (8.57%) UML
5 3 (8.57%) Web Development
5 3 (8.57%) BPMN
6 2 (5.71%) Predictive Modelling
6 2 (5.71%) Data Analytics
6 2 (5.71%) Microservices
6 2 (5.71%) Configuration Management
6 2 (5.71%) Pair Programming
6 2 (5.71%) TOGAF
6 2 (5.71%) SOA
6 2 (5.71%) Scrum
6 2 (5.71%) Software Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (31.43%) Java
2 7 (20.00%) XQuery
3 6 (17.14%) JavaScript
4 5 (14.29%) SQL
5 3 (8.57%) PL/SQL
5 3 (8.57%) C#
6 2 (5.71%) Python
6 2 (5.71%) Scala
6 2 (5.71%) R
7 1 (2.86%) PowerHouse
7 1 (2.86%) Ruby
7 1 (2.86%) C++
Qualifications
1 6 (17.14%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 5 (14.29%) SNOMED CT
Systems Management
1 2 (5.71%) Vagrant
1 2 (5.71%) Opscode Chef
Vendors
1 3 (8.57%) Microsoft
2 1 (2.86%) TIBCO
2 1 (2.86%) Reuters
2 1 (2.86%) Symantec
2 1 (2.86%) Google
2 1 (2.86%) Tableau
2 1 (2.86%) Oracle
2 1 (2.86%) IBM
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