The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the South East 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 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
England / South East
3 months to
26 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 277 263
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 0 1 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the South East - 0.011% 0.021%
As % of the Programming Languages category - 0.032% 0.062%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £600 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +77.77%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £615 £600 £338
% change year-on-year +2.50% +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 the South East with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
South East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 2723 3088 3248
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the South East 34.95% 35.02% 34.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 1700 1917 2023
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 76 119 86
Median hourly rate £44.50 £42.50 £39.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +4.70% +7.59%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £19.66 £12.50 £22.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £55.00 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £37.50 £37.00
% change year-on-year +13.33% +1.35%  

SPARQL
Job Vacancy Trend in the South East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the South East 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 South East

SPARQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the South East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SPARQL in the South East