Period
to 19 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies 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 January 2018 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
6 months to
19 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 828 798 851
Rank change year-on-year -30 +53 -19
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 27 55 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.027% 0.057% 0.015%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.064% 0.14% 0.038%
Number of daily rates quoted 24 40 15
UK median daily rate £620 £450 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +37.78% +33.33% -12.90%
10th Percentile £396 £347 £315
90th Percentile £650 £626 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate - £450 £330
% change year-on-year - +36.36% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London 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 with a requirement for coding skills.

All Programming Languages
UK
Contract vacancies with a requirement for coding skills 42,218 39,575 41,680
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 42.13% 40.84% 38.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 29,771 27,170 28,294
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +3.03% +3.13%
10th Percentile £308 £288 £275
90th Percentile £638 £600 £591
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £375
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 755 867 1,061
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%
10th Percentile £16.61 £14.81 £14.13
90th Percentile £52.50 £52.20 £50.78
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year - +6.67% +15.38%

SPARQL
Job Vacancy Trend

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

Job vacancy trend for SPARQL in the UK

SPARQL
Contractor Daily Rate Trend

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

Contractor daily rate trend for SPARQL in the UK

SPARQL
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing SPARQL over the 6 months to 19 January 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SPARQL in the UK

SPARQL
Top 5 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing SPARQL within the UK over the 6 months to 19 January 2018. 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
England -27 27 £620 +37.78% 8
London -55 26 £620 +37.78% 6
UK excluding London -4 1 - - 2
North of England - 1 - -
Yorkshire - 1 - -

For the 6 months to 19 January 2018, 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 with a requirement for SPARQL.

1 22 (81.48%) Machine Learning
2 21 (77.78%) Linked Data
2 21 (77.78%) RDF
3 17 (62.96%) Amazon AWS
4 16 (59.26%) Big Data
5 15 (55.56%) Natural Language Processing
5 15 (55.56%) Information Retrieval
6 14 (51.85%) Apache Spark
7 13 (48.15%) Semantic Web
8 10 (37.04%) Scala
8 10 (37.04%) QA
8 10 (37.04%) Open Source
9 9 (33.33%) Hadoop
10 8 (29.63%) Ontologies
10 8 (29.63%) Content Management
10 8 (29.63%) Information Management
10 8 (29.63%) JSON
10 8 (29.63%) MATLAB
10 8 (29.63%) SPSS
10 8 (29.63%) Management Information System
10 8 (29.63%) Apache
10 8 (29.63%) CRM
10 8 (29.63%) SAS
10 8 (29.63%) IBM
10 8 (29.63%) R
10 8 (29.63%) REST
10 8 (29.63%) Mahout
10 8 (29.63%) Big Data Analytics
10 8 (29.63%) Data Analytics
10 8 (29.63%) Business Analytics

SPARQL
Co-occurring IT Skills 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 14 (51.85%) Apache Spark
2 8 (29.63%) Apache
2 8 (29.63%) SAS
3 5 (18.52%) Elasticsearch
4 2 (7.41%) Apache Solr
Applications
1 8 (29.63%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 17 (62.96%) Amazon AWS
2 2 (7.41%) Microsoft Azure
3 1 (3.70%) GitHub
3 1 (3.70%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (59.26%) Big Data
2 9 (33.33%) Hadoop
3 8 (29.63%) Mahout
4 5 (18.52%) Neo4j
4 5 (18.52%) Sqoop
5 3 (11.11%) MarkLogic
5 3 (11.11%) NoSQL
5 3 (11.11%) SQL Server
6 1 (3.70%) Amazon Aurora
6 1 (3.70%) MySQL
6 1 (3.70%) RDBMS
6 1 (3.70%) Relational Database
6 1 (3.70%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 1 (3.70%) Bitbucket
1 1 (3.70%) Git (software)
1 1 (3.70%) Jenkins
1 1 (3.70%) JUnit
1 1 (3.70%) Mockito
General
1 5 (18.52%) Finance
2 4 (14.81%) Banking
3 2 (7.41%) Publishing
Job Titles
1 11 (40.74%) Developer
2 8 (29.63%) Architect
3 7 (25.93%) Data Scientist
4 6 (22.22%) Lead Architect
5 4 (14.81%) Big Data Developer
5 4 (14.81%) Scala Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Apache Spark Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Artificial Intelligence Architect
6 3 (11.11%) Big Data Architect
6 3 (11.11%) Data Architect
6 3 (11.11%) Java Developer
6 3 (11.11%) Lead Data Architect
7 2 (7.41%) .NET Developer
7 2 (7.41%) Big Data Software Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Data Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Machine Learning Scientist
7 2 (7.41%) Software Engineer
7 2 (7.41%) Solr Developer
7 2 (7.41%) SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (55.56%) Natural Language Processing
2 8 (29.63%) JSON
2 8 (29.63%) MLlib
2 8 (29.63%) REST
3 5 (18.52%) Akka
3 5 (18.52%) Kafka
4 2 (7.41%) .NET
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Core
4 2 (7.41%) .NET Framework
4 2 (7.41%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (7.41%) Entity Framework
4 2 (7.41%) OAuth
4 2 (7.41%) OpenID
4 2 (7.41%) SAML
4 2 (7.41%) UIMA
4 2 (7.41%) Web Services
5 1 (3.70%) Apache Jena
5 1 (3.70%) D3.js
5 1 (3.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 21 (77.78%) Linked Data
2 13 (48.15%) Semantic Web
3 8 (29.63%) Management Information System
4 7 (25.93%) Algorithms
5 5 (18.52%) Computer Science
5 5 (18.52%) Robotics
6 1 (3.70%) Greenfield Project
6 1 (3.70%) Life Science
6 1 (3.70%) PKI
6 1 (3.70%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 22 (81.48%) Machine Learning
2 21 (77.78%) RDF
3 15 (55.56%) Information Retrieval
4 10 (37.04%) Open Source
5 8 (29.63%) Analytics
5 8 (29.63%) Big Data Analytics
5 8 (29.63%) Business Analytics
5 8 (29.63%) Content Management
5 8 (29.63%) CRM
5 8 (29.63%) Data Analytics
5 8 (29.63%) Information Management
5 8 (29.63%) Ontologies
6 7 (25.93%) Microservices
6 7 (25.93%) Pair Programming
6 7 (25.93%) Performance Tuning
6 7 (25.93%) Random Forest
6 7 (25.93%) Sentiment Analysis
6 7 (25.93%) Statistical Analysis
6 7 (25.93%) Statistical Learning
6 7 (25.93%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 10 (37.04%) Scala
2 8 (29.63%) MATLAB
2 8 (29.63%) R
3 7 (25.93%) Gremlin
3 7 (25.93%) Python
4 3 (11.11%) Java
4 3 (11.11%) SQL
5 2 (7.41%) C#
6 1 (3.70%) JavaScript
6 1 (3.70%) XPath
6 1 (3.70%) XQuery
Qualifications
1 5 (18.52%) Computer Science Degree
1 5 (18.52%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 10 (37.04%) QA
Systems Management
1 5 (18.52%) Hadoop YARN
1 5 (18.52%) Oozie
Vendors
1 8 (29.63%) IBM
2 5 (18.52%) Blue Prism
3 1 (3.70%) Tableau