Period
to 25 November 2017

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 6 months to 25 November 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
6 months to
25 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 824 806 846
Rank change year-on-year -18 +40 -19
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 34 59 22
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 0.036% 0.061% 0.021%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.086% 0.15% 0.054%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 46 19
England median daily rate £608 £463 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.35% +37.04% -18.18%
10th Percentile £399 £351 £315
90th Percentile £650 £625 £538
UK median daily rate £600 £463 £338
% change year-on-year +29.73% +37.04% -18.18%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
England median hourly rate - - -
UK median hourly rate - - -

SPARQL is in the Programming Languages category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 39671 39417 40531
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 42.14% 40.53% 38.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 27951 27297 27730
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £310 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £594 £600
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
% change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 738 820 960
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +6.67% - +21.95%
10th Percentile £16.25 £14.50 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £51.25 £50.00
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +20.97%

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 6 months to 25 November 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 6 months to 25 November 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
London -37 34 £608 +31.35% 2
SPARQL
UK

For the 6 months to 25 November 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 28 (82.35%) Machine Learning
2 23 (67.65%) Big Data
3 22 (64.71%) Amazon AWS
4 21 (61.76%) Linked Data
5 20 (58.82%) RDF
6 17 (50.00%) Scala
6 17 (50.00%) Apache Spark
7 16 (47.06%) Information Retrieval
7 16 (47.06%) Natural Language Processing
8 15 (44.12%) QA
9 14 (41.18%) JSON
9 14 (41.18%) REST
10 13 (38.24%) Semantic Web
11 11 (32.35%) Unit Testing
11 11 (32.35%) Pair Programming
11 11 (32.35%) Performance Tuning
12 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
12 10 (29.41%) Java
12 10 (29.41%) Hadoop
12 10 (29.41%) Apache Solr
12 10 (29.41%) Open Source
13 9 (26.47%) Ontologies
13 9 (26.47%) Web Services
13 9 (26.47%) NoSQL
14 8 (23.53%) Mahout
14 8 (23.53%) Analytics
14 8 (23.53%) Big Data Analytics
14 8 (23.53%) Data Analytics
14 8 (23.53%) Business Analytics
14 8 (23.53%) R

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 17 (50.00%) Apache Spark
2 10 (29.41%) Apache Solr
3 8 (23.53%) Apache
3 8 (23.53%) SAS
4 7 (20.59%) Elasticsearch
Applications
1 8 (23.53%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 22 (64.71%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (5.88%) Microsoft Azure
2 2 (5.88%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 23 (67.65%) Big Data
2 10 (29.41%) Hadoop
3 9 (26.47%) NoSQL
4 8 (23.53%) Mahout
5 6 (17.65%) Neo4j
6 5 (14.71%) Sqoop
7 2 (5.88%) MarkLogic
7 2 (5.88%) SQL Server
8 1 (2.94%) Apache Cassandra
8 1 (2.94%) MongoDB
8 1 (2.94%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 1 (2.94%) Git (software)
1 1 (2.94%) Jenkins
1 1 (2.94%) JUnit
1 1 (2.94%) Mockito
General
1 5 (14.71%) Finance
2 4 (11.76%) Banking
3 3 (8.82%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 17 (50.00%) Developer
2 9 (26.47%) Scala Developer
3 8 (23.53%) Architect
3 8 (23.53%) Java Developer
4 7 (20.59%) Data Scientist
5 6 (17.65%) Big Data Developer
5 6 (17.65%) Lead Architect
6 5 (14.71%) Apache Spark Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Big Data Engineer
7 4 (11.76%) Big Data Software Engineer
7 4 (11.76%) Data Engineer
7 4 (11.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 4 (11.76%) Java Scala Developer
7 4 (11.76%) Scala Software Engineer
7 4 (11.76%) Software Engineer
7 4 (11.76%) Solr Developer
8 3 (8.82%) Artificial Intelligence Architect
8 3 (8.82%) Data Architect
8 3 (8.82%) Lead Data Architect
8 3 (8.82%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (47.06%) Natural Language Processing
2 14 (41.18%) JSON
2 14 (41.18%) REST
3 9 (26.47%) Web Services
4 8 (23.53%) MLlib
5 5 (14.71%) Akka
5 5 (14.71%) Kafka
6 2 (5.88%) .NET
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Core
6 2 (5.88%) .NET Framework
6 2 (5.88%) ASP.NET Web API
6 2 (5.88%) Entity Framework
6 2 (5.88%) OAuth
6 2 (5.88%) OpenID
6 2 (5.88%) SAML
6 2 (5.88%) UIMA
7 1 (2.94%) Apache Jena
7 1 (2.94%) D3.js
7 1 (2.94%) Lucene
Miscellaneous
1 21 (61.76%) Linked Data
2 13 (38.24%) Semantic Web
3 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
4 7 (20.59%) Algorithms
5 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
5 5 (14.71%) Robotics
6 2 (5.88%) Life Science
7 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
7 1 (2.94%) PKI
7 1 (2.94%) Tandem
Processes & Methodologies
1 28 (82.35%) Machine Learning
2 20 (58.82%) RDF
3 16 (47.06%) Information Retrieval
4 11 (32.35%) Pair Programming
4 11 (32.35%) Performance Tuning
4 11 (32.35%) Unit Testing
5 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
5 10 (29.41%) Open Source
6 9 (26.47%) Ontologies
7 8 (23.53%) Analytics
7 8 (23.53%) Big Data Analytics
7 8 (23.53%) Business Analytics
7 8 (23.53%) Content Management
7 8 (23.53%) CRM
7 8 (23.53%) Data Analytics
7 8 (23.53%) Information Management
7 8 (23.53%) Knowledge Engineering
8 7 (20.59%) Microservices
8 7 (20.59%) Random Forest
8 7 (20.59%) Statistical Learning
Programming Languages
1 17 (50.00%) Scala
2 10 (29.41%) Java
3 8 (23.53%) MATLAB
3 8 (23.53%) R
4 7 (20.59%) Python
5 6 (17.65%) SQL
6 2 (5.88%) C#
Qualifications
1 5 (14.71%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (14.71%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 15 (44.12%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (14.71%) Hadoop YARN
1 5 (14.71%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (23.53%) IBM
2 5 (14.71%) Blue Prism
3 1 (2.94%) Tableau