The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England 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 28 June 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.

SPARQL
UK / England
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 572 609 613
Rank change year-on-year +37 +4  
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 11 11 9
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.025% 0.022% 0.018%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.061% 0.057% 0.047%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 9 6
Median daily rate £620 £475 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +30.52% -9.52%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £463 £440 £406
10% offered a daily rate of more than £695 £605 £593
UK excluding London median daily rate - £600 £338
% change year-on-year - +77.77%  
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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 18068 19331 19324
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.80% 39.09% 38.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 24306 27144 25112
Median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £288 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £600 £600
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 751 817 831
Median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £37.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.66% +1.35%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £20.75 £15.75 £18.27
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £53.00 £53.75 £51.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.00 £37.00
% change year-on-year +14.86% -  

SPARQL
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing SPARQL as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for SPARQL in England

SPARQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SPARQL in England

SPARQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in England

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SPARQL in England over the 3 months to 28 June 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SPARQL in England

SPARQL
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SPARQL within the England region over the 3 months to 28 June 2017. 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 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
London +12 10 £625 +31.57% 4
SPARQL
UK

For the 6 months to 28 June 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 England region with a requirement for SPARQL.

1 15 (71.43%) RDF
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Hadoop
2 10 (47.62%) Big Data
2 10 (47.62%) Machine Learning
3 9 (42.86%) Natural Language Processing
3 9 (42.86%) Ontologies
3 9 (42.86%) Java
4 8 (38.10%) Apache Solr
4 8 (38.10%) Apache Spark
5 7 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (33.33%) Lucene
6 6 (28.57%) Semantic Web
6 6 (28.57%) SQL
6 6 (28.57%) Apache
6 6 (28.57%) Content Management
7 5 (23.81%) Banking
7 5 (23.81%) Tandem
7 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
7 5 (23.81%) Finance
7 5 (23.81%) Analytics
7 5 (23.81%) Coaching
7 5 (23.81%) Semantic Search
8 4 (19.05%) UIMA
8 4 (19.05%) Cognitive Computing
8 4 (19.05%) Information Retrieval
8 4 (19.05%) MLlib
8 4 (19.05%) Publishing
8 4 (19.05%) MATLAB
8 4 (19.05%) Information Management

SPARQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in England 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 (38.10%) Apache Solr
1 8 (38.10%) Apache Spark
2 6 (28.57%) Apache
3 4 (19.05%) SAS
4 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 2 (9.52%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) Big Data
1 10 (47.62%) Hadoop
2 7 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
3 4 (19.05%) Mahout
3 4 (19.05%) NoSQL
4 2 (9.52%) Data Lake
4 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (9.52%) OLAP
4 2 (9.52%) OLTP
4 2 (9.52%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (9.52%) Pentaho
5 1 (4.76%) MarkLogic
5 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.76%) MySQL
5 1 (4.76%) Neo4j
5 1 (4.76%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) ERwin
1 2 (9.52%) MagicDraw
2 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) JUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
1 5 (23.81%) Finance
2 4 (19.05%) Publishing
3 3 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
4 2 (9.52%) Wholesale Banking
5 1 (4.76%) Marketing
5 1 (4.76%) Retail
Job Titles
1 9 (42.86%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
3 4 (19.05%) Java Developer
4 3 (14.29%) Development Manager
4 3 (14.29%) Lead Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Development Manager
5 2 (9.52%) C Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) C/C++ Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
5 2 (9.52%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Data Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Delivery Manager
5 2 (9.52%) Information Architect
5 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
5 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
5 2 (9.52%) XML Developer
6 1 (4.76%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (42.86%) Natural Language Processing
2 7 (33.33%) Lucene
3 4 (19.05%) HTML
3 4 (19.05%) HTML5
3 4 (19.05%) Middleware
3 4 (19.05%) MLlib
3 4 (19.05%) REST
3 4 (19.05%) UIMA
3 4 (19.05%) Web Services
4 3 (14.29%) XML
5 2 (9.52%) JSON
5 2 (9.52%) RESTful
5 2 (9.52%) XSLT
6 1 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
6 1 (4.76%) JMS
6 1 (4.76%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (28.57%) Semantic Web
2 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
2 5 (23.81%) Tandem
3 4 (19.05%) Linked Data
4 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
4 2 (9.52%) Reference Data
4 2 (9.52%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (9.52%) Linux
1 2 (9.52%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (71.43%) RDF
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Machine Learning
3 9 (42.86%) Ontologies
4 6 (28.57%) Content Management
5 5 (23.81%) Analytics
5 5 (23.81%) Coaching
5 5 (23.81%) Semantic Search
6 4 (19.05%) Artificial Intelligence
6 4 (19.05%) Big Data Analytics
6 4 (19.05%) Business Analytics
6 4 (19.05%) Cognitive Computing
6 4 (19.05%) CRM
6 4 (19.05%) Data Analytics
6 4 (19.05%) Information Management
6 4 (19.05%) Information Retrieval
6 4 (19.05%) Open Source
7 3 (14.29%) Scrum
7 3 (14.29%) Stakeholder Management
7 3 (14.29%) Use Case
Programming Languages
1 9 (42.86%) Java
2 6 (28.57%) SQL
3 4 (19.05%) JavaScript
3 4 (19.05%) MATLAB
3 4 (19.05%) R
4 3 (14.29%) C
4 3 (14.29%) C++
5 2 (9.52%) Objective-C
5 2 (9.52%) Scala
5 2 (9.52%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.76%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
2 1 (4.76%) QA
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) IBM
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Informatica
London
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Rate: £500.00 - £550.00 per day
Posted: 5 days ago
London
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