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 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
UK / England
Rank 564 602 581
Rank change year-on-year +38 -21  
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 10 11 13
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.024% 0.022% 0.027%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.059% 0.058% 0.072%
Number of daily rates quoted 9 7 13
Median daily rate £388 £670 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -42.16% +78.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £370 £595 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £560 £805 £435
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 England with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 16978 18833 18179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in England 41.15% 38.39% 37.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 11719 12986 11923
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 £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £600 £600 £575
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 395 448 385
Median hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 £35.25
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +13.47%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.92 £15.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.50 £50.00 £45.00
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 England

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in England 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 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 26 March 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 26 March 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 +27 8 £379 -43.47% 1
South West - 2 £525 -
SPARQL
UK

SPARQL
Top 30 Related IT Skills in England

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 England region with a requirement for SPARQL.

1 24 (96.00%) RDF
2 14 (56.00%) Java
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (52.00%) HTML
4 9 (36.00%) Web Services
4 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
4 9 (36.00%) RESTful
4 9 (36.00%) Linked Data
5 8 (32.00%) JSON
5 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
5 8 (32.00%) C
5 8 (32.00%) HTTP
6 7 (28.00%) Scrum
6 7 (28.00%) SQL
6 7 (28.00%) XML
6 7 (28.00%) TDD
6 7 (28.00%) Semantic Web
7 6 (24.00%) HTML5
7 6 (24.00%) BDD
7 6 (24.00%) C++
7 6 (24.00%) Publishing
7 6 (24.00%) Pharmaceutical
7 6 (24.00%) Middleware
8 5 (20.00%) Hadoop
8 5 (20.00%) Big Data
8 5 (20.00%) NoSQL
8 5 (20.00%) REST
8 5 (20.00%) Digital Media
8 5 (20.00%) Triplestore
8 5 (20.00%) Coaching

SPARQL
Top Related 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 3 (12.00%) Apache Qpid
2 2 (8.00%) Apache Solr
2 2 (8.00%) Apache Spark
2 2 (8.00%) CMS
2 2 (8.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
3 1 (4.00%) Apache
3 1 (4.00%) SAS
Applications
1 1 (4.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.00%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 8 (32.00%) HTTP
2 3 (12.00%) SNMP
3 1 (4.00%) HTTPS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (20.00%) Big Data
1 5 (20.00%) Hadoop
1 5 (20.00%) NoSQL
1 5 (20.00%) Triplestore
2 4 (16.00%) MarkLogic
3 3 (12.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 2 (8.00%) Data Lake
4 2 (8.00%) Data Warehouse
4 2 (8.00%) HBase
4 2 (8.00%) MongoDB
4 2 (8.00%) OLAP
4 2 (8.00%) OLTP
4 2 (8.00%) Oracle OLAP
4 2 (8.00%) Pentaho
5 1 (4.00%) Apache Hive
5 1 (4.00%) CouchDB
5 1 (4.00%) Mahout
5 1 (4.00%) MySQL
5 1 (4.00%) Neo4j
5 1 (4.00%) RDBMS
Development Applications
1 4 (16.00%) JUnit
1 4 (16.00%) Maven
2 3 (12.00%) GoCD
2 3 (12.00%) Mockito
2 3 (12.00%) Wercker
3 2 (8.00%) ERwin
3 2 (8.00%) MagicDraw
4 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
4 1 (4.00%) Git (software)
4 1 (4.00%) Mercurial
4 1 (4.00%) Subversion
General
1 6 (24.00%) Pharmaceutical
1 6 (24.00%) Publishing
2 3 (12.00%) Banking
3 2 (8.00%) Finance
3 2 (8.00%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 18 (72.00%) Developer
2 8 (32.00%) Java Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Senior Developer
3 4 (16.00%) Web Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Architect
4 3 (12.00%) AWS Developer
4 3 (12.00%) C Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Front End Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (12.00%) Front End Web Developer (Client-Side Developer)
4 3 (12.00%) Lead Developer
4 3 (12.00%) Senior Java Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Big Data Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) C/C++ Developer
5 2 (8.00%) C/C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) C++ Software Engineer
5 2 (8.00%) Data Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Information Architect
5 2 (8.00%) Software Developer
5 2 (8.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (52.00%) HTML
2 9 (36.00%) RESTful
2 9 (36.00%) Web Services
3 8 (32.00%) JSON
4 7 (28.00%) XML
5 6 (24.00%) HTML5
5 6 (24.00%) Middleware
6 5 (20.00%) REST
7 4 (16.00%) JSON-LD
8 3 (12.00%) CSS
8 3 (12.00%) JAX-RS
8 3 (12.00%) RabbitMQ
8 3 (12.00%) SAML
8 3 (12.00%) Servlets
9 2 (8.00%) .NET
9 2 (8.00%) jQuery
9 2 (8.00%) Lucene
9 2 (8.00%) ReactiveX
9 2 (8.00%) Redux
9 2 (8.00%) XSD
Miscellaneous
1 9 (36.00%) Linked Data
2 7 (28.00%) Semantic Web
3 5 (20.00%) Digital Media
4 3 (12.00%) W3C
5 2 (8.00%) Data Structures
5 2 (8.00%) Embedded Systems
5 2 (8.00%) Management Information System
5 2 (8.00%) Reference Data
5 2 (8.00%) Taxonomies
6 1 (4.00%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 4 (16.00%) Linux
1 4 (16.00%) Unix
2 1 (4.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 24 (96.00%) RDF
2 14 (56.00%) Agile Software Development
3 9 (36.00%) Software Engineering
4 7 (28.00%) Scrum
4 7 (28.00%) TDD
5 6 (24.00%) BDD
6 5 (20.00%) Coaching
6 5 (20.00%) Front End Development
7 4 (16.00%) Content Management
7 4 (16.00%) DevOps
7 4 (16.00%) Web Development
8 3 (12.00%) Benchmarking
8 3 (12.00%) Data Management
8 3 (12.00%) Microservices
8 3 (12.00%) Ontologies
8 3 (12.00%) Performance Analysis
8 3 (12.00%) Performance Tuning
8 3 (12.00%) PLM
8 3 (12.00%) Test Automation
8 3 (12.00%) Web Accessibility
Programming Languages
1 14 (56.00%) Java
2 8 (32.00%) C
2 8 (32.00%) JavaScript
3 7 (28.00%) SQL
4 6 (24.00%) C++
5 4 (16.00%) TypeScript
6 3 (12.00%) Objective-C
6 3 (12.00%) Python
6 3 (12.00%) XPath
6 3 (12.00%) XQuery
7 1 (4.00%) COBOL
7 1 (4.00%) MATLAB
7 1 (4.00%) R
7 1 (4.00%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (4.00%) Degree
1 1 (4.00%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.00%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.00%) Data Quality
System Software
1 3 (12.00%) Docker
1 3 (12.00%) Shibboleth
Systems Management
1 3 (12.00%) Ansible
1 3 (12.00%) Consul
1 3 (12.00%) Packer
1 3 (12.00%) Terraform
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) Oracle
2 2 (8.00%) Informatica
3 1 (4.00%) IBM
3 1 (4.00%) Tableau