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 3 months to 28 April 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
3 months to
28 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 590 632 625
Rank change year-on-year +42 -7  
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 13 13 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.028% 0.023% 0.029%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.066% 0.061% 0.077%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 11
Median daily rate £600 £660 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.09% +76.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £570 - -
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 with a requirement for programming language skills.

Contract Programming Language Skills
UK
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for programming language skills 19579 21327 20763
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.53% 38.18% 37.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 13469 14651 13478
Median daily rate £438 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +2.94% +6.25%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £305 £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 427 470 432
Median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +11.84% +8.57%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.50 £13.00 £19.69
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.65 £47.50 £45.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £38.00 £35.50
% change year-on-year +11.84% +7.04%  

SPARQL
Job Vacancy Trend

The job posting trend of jobs advertised 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 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 3 months to 28 April 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SPARQL in the UK

SPARQL
Top 6 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 3 months to 28 April 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
England +42 13 £600 -9.09% 3
London +24 11 £600 -9.09% 2
City of London -4 1 £650 +18.18%
South West - 1 £525 -
Dorset - 1 £525 -
Bournemouth - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 28 April 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 with a requirement for SPARQL.

1 16 (76.19%) RDF
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (47.62%) Hadoop
3 9 (42.86%) Big Data
4 8 (38.10%) Machine Learning
4 8 (38.10%) Linked Data
4 8 (38.10%) Ontologies
4 8 (38.10%) HTML
4 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
5 7 (33.33%) Java
5 7 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
5 7 (33.33%) Apache Spark
6 6 (28.57%) Apache Solr
6 6 (28.57%) Lucene
6 6 (28.57%) Apache
7 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
7 5 (23.81%) SQL
7 5 (23.81%) Banking
7 5 (23.81%) HTML5
7 5 (23.81%) Analytics
8 4 (19.05%) Big Data Analytics
8 4 (19.05%) Data Analytics
8 4 (19.05%) Business Analytics
8 4 (19.05%) Information Retrieval
8 4 (19.05%) Coaching
8 4 (19.05%) MLlib
8 4 (19.05%) Mahout
8 4 (19.05%) UIMA
8 4 (19.05%) Semantic Search
8 4 (19.05%) Open Source

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 7 (33.33%) Apache Spark
2 6 (28.57%) Apache
2 6 (28.57%) Apache Solr
3 4 (19.05%) SAS
4 2 (9.52%) CMS
4 2 (9.52%) Umbraco
5 1 (4.76%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (19.05%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon AWS
1 1 (4.76%) Amazon EC2
Communications & Networking
1 3 (14.29%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (47.62%) Hadoop
2 9 (42.86%) Big Data
3 7 (33.33%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (19.05%) Mahout
4 4 (19.05%) NoSQL
5 2 (9.52%) Data Lake
5 2 (9.52%) Data Warehouse
5 2 (9.52%) OLAP
5 2 (9.52%) OLTP
5 2 (9.52%) Oracle OLAP
5 2 (9.52%) Pentaho
6 1 (4.76%) HBase
6 1 (4.76%) MongoDB
6 1 (4.76%) MySQL
6 1 (4.76%) Neo4j
6 1 (4.76%) Triplestore
Development Applications
1 2 (9.52%) ERwin
1 2 (9.52%) MagicDraw
1 2 (9.52%) Visual Studio
2 1 (4.76%) Eclipse
2 1 (4.76%) Git (software)
2 1 (4.76%) JUnit
2 1 (4.76%) Mercurial
2 1 (4.76%) Subversion
General
1 5 (23.81%) Banking
2 4 (19.05%) Finance
3 3 (14.29%) Pharmaceutical
3 3 (14.29%) Publishing
4 2 (9.52%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 8 (38.10%) Developer
2 6 (28.57%) Architect
3 3 (14.29%) Java Developer
3 3 (14.29%) Lead Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) C Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) C/C++ Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C/C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) C++ Developer
4 2 (9.52%) C++ Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Data Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Data Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Data Visualisation Analyst
4 2 (9.52%) Development Manager
4 2 (9.52%) Information Architect
4 2 (9.52%) Software Engineer
4 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
5 1 (4.76%) Agile Delivery Manager
5 1 (4.76%) Developer/Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (38.10%) HTML
2 6 (28.57%) Lucene
3 5 (23.81%) HTML5
4 4 (19.05%) Middleware
4 4 (19.05%) MLlib
4 4 (19.05%) Natural Language Processing
4 4 (19.05%) UIMA
5 3 (14.29%) .NET
5 3 (14.29%) CSS
5 3 (14.29%) jQuery
5 3 (14.29%) REST
5 3 (14.29%) Web Services
5 3 (14.29%) XML
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Framework
6 2 (9.52%) Ajax
6 2 (9.52%) RESTful
6 2 (9.52%) Twitter Bootstrap
7 1 (4.76%) ActiveMQ
7 1 (4.76%) Java EE
7 1 (4.76%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 8 (38.10%) Linked Data
2 5 (23.81%) Management Information System
3 4 (19.05%) Semantic Web
3 4 (19.05%) Tandem
4 2 (9.52%) Data Structures
4 2 (9.52%) Reference Data
4 2 (9.52%) Taxonomies
4 2 (9.52%) Web 2.0
Operating Systems
1 3 (14.29%) Linux
2 2 (9.52%) Unix
3 1 (4.76%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (76.19%) RDF
2 10 (47.62%) Agile Software Development
3 8 (38.10%) Machine Learning
3 8 (38.10%) Ontologies
4 5 (23.81%) Analytics
5 4 (19.05%) Artificial Intelligence
5 4 (19.05%) Big Data Analytics
5 4 (19.05%) Business Analytics
5 4 (19.05%) Coaching
5 4 (19.05%) Content Management
5 4 (19.05%) CRM
5 4 (19.05%) Data Analytics
5 4 (19.05%) Information Management
5 4 (19.05%) Information Retrieval
5 4 (19.05%) Open Source
5 4 (19.05%) Semantic Search
5 4 (19.05%) Visualisation
6 3 (14.29%) Data Visualisation
6 3 (14.29%) Front End Development
6 3 (14.29%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 8 (38.10%) JavaScript
2 7 (33.33%) Java
3 5 (23.81%) SQL
4 4 (19.05%) MATLAB
4 4 (19.05%) R
5 3 (14.29%) C
5 3 (14.29%) C++
6 2 (9.52%) Objective-C
6 2 (9.52%) TypeScript
7 1 (4.76%) COBOL
7 1 (4.76%) Scala
Qualifications
1 1 (4.76%) DV Cleared
1 1 (4.76%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (9.52%) Data Quality
1 2 (9.52%) Disclosure Scotland
1 2 (9.52%) WCAG
Vendors
1 4 (19.05%) IBM
2 3 (14.29%) Oracle
3 2 (9.52%) Informatica
4 1 (4.76%) Tableau
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