The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for SPARQL skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited SPARQL over the 3 months to 26 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

3 months to
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
SPARQL
London / City of London
Rank 153 157 193
Rank change year-on-year +4 +36  
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 1 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the City of London 0.033% 0.030% 0.039%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.069% 0.065% 0.090%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 2
Median daily rate £413 £550 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% +46.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 - £330
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - -

SPARQL is in the programming language skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in the City of London with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
City of London
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 1446 1546 2230
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the City of London 48.30% 46.47% 43.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 1183 1303 1794
Median daily rate £500 £475 £475
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.26% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £330 £325 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £625 £615
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 7
Median hourly rate £28.35 £29.64 £27.37
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -4.36% +8.29%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.64 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +4.10% +11.11%  

SPARQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the City of London

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the City of London citing SPARQL as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Programming Languages category.

Job vacancy trend for SPARQL in the City of London

SPARQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the City of London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing SPARQL in the City of London.

Contractor daily rate trend for SPARQL in the City of London

SPARQL
Top 16 Related IT Skills in the City of London

For the 6 months to 26 March 2017, 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 across the City of London region with a requirement for SPARQL.

1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
1 1 (100.00%) RDF
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) API Integration

SPARQL
Top Related IT Skills in the City of London 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) C Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C/C++ Developer
1 1 (100.00%) C++ Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Objective-C Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) REST
1 1 (100.00%) RESTful
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) Linux
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 1 (100.00%) API Integration
1 1 (100.00%) Performance Tuning
1 1 (100.00%) RDF
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C
1 1 (100.00%) C++
1 1 (100.00%) Objective-C
1 1 (100.00%) SQL