Period
to 19 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 6 months to 19 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
England > London
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 600 551 592
Rank change year-on-year -49 +41 +2
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 34 56 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 0.074% 0.12% 0.021%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.15% 0.28% 0.049%
Number of daily rates quoted 30 43 8
London median daily rate £608 £463 £463
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.35% - +15.63%
10th Percentile £399 £349 £401
90th Percentile £650 £624 £541
England median daily rate £608 £463 £338
% change year-on-year +31.35% +37.04% -19.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
London median hourly rate - - -
England 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 London with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
London
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 22484 20043 20414
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in London 48.64% 44.63% 43.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 17032 14992 15212
London median daily rate £500 £468 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.95% +3.89% +5.88%
10th Percentile £350 £313 £304
90th Percentile £667 £633 £638
England median daily rate £460 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +8.24% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 152 113 145
London median hourly rate £35.91 £35.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +2.59% +40.00% -14.50%
10th Percentile £18.02 £16.70 £13.70
90th Percentile £52.45 £57.38 £52.17
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +25.00%

SPARQL
Job Vacancy Trend in London

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

Job vacancy trend for SPARQL in London

SPARQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in London

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SPARQL in London

SPARQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in London

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SPARQL in London over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SPARQL in London

SPARQL
Contract Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SPARQL within the London region over the 6 months to 19 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
Central London -4 6 £625 +58.73%
West London - 2 £388 -
SPARQL
England

For the 6 months to 19 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 London 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 20 (58.82%) RDF
5 17 (50.00%) Scala
5 17 (50.00%) Apache Spark
6 16 (47.06%) Information Retrieval
6 16 (47.06%) Natural Language Processing
7 15 (44.12%) QA
8 14 (41.18%) JSON
8 14 (41.18%) REST
9 13 (38.24%) Linked Data
9 13 (38.24%) Semantic Web
10 11 (32.35%) Unit Testing
10 11 (32.35%) Pair Programming
10 11 (32.35%) Performance Tuning
11 10 (29.41%) Mentoring
11 10 (29.41%) Java
11 10 (29.41%) Hadoop
11 10 (29.41%) Apache Solr
11 10 (29.41%) Open Source
12 9 (26.47%) Ontologies
12 9 (26.47%) Web Services
12 9 (26.47%) NoSQL
13 8 (23.53%) R
13 8 (23.53%) Mahout
13 8 (23.53%) Analytics
13 8 (23.53%) Big Data Analytics
13 8 (23.53%) Data Analytics
13 8 (23.53%) Business Analytics

SPARQL
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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:

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 13 (38.24%) Linked Data
1 13 (38.24%) Semantic Web
2 8 (23.53%) Management Information System
3 7 (20.59%) Algorithms
4 5 (14.71%) Computer Science
4 5 (14.71%) Robotics
5 2 (5.88%) Life Science
6 1 (2.94%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (2.94%) PKI
6 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