Period
to 28 July 2017

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 28 July 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
6 months to
28 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 830 853 870
Rank change year-on-year +23 +17 -31
Contract jobs citing SPARQL 25 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the UK 0.026% 0.029% 0.021%
As % of the Programming Languages category 0.062% 0.075% 0.057%
Number of daily rates quoted 22 22 16
UK median daily rate £513 £513 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +24.24% -2.94%
10th Percentile £355 £369 £319
90th Percentile £671 £687 £549
UK excluding London median daily rate £525 £600 £338
% change year-on-year -12.50% +77.78% -32.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
UK 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 40070 42653 42352
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the UK 41.70% 38.82% 37.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 27514 29256 28008
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.88% +6.25% +6.67%
10th Percentile £300 £275 £263
90th Percentile £625 £588 £588
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 800 925 871
UK median hourly rate £41.00 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +9.33% +7.14% +1.45%
10th Percentile £16.24 £14.00 £15.75
90th Percentile £53.75 £51.40 £50.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year +10.67% +7.14% -

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 28 July 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for SPARQL in the UK

SPARQL
Top 4 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 28 July 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
England +36 23 £525 +2.44% 9
London +11 21 £513 +7.89% 9
UK excluding London +51 1 £525 -12.50%
South West - 1 £525 -

For the 6 months to 28 July 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 17 (68.00%) Java
1 17 (68.00%) Big Data
2 16 (64.00%) Machine Learning
3 15 (60.00%) Apache Solr
4 11 (44.00%) RDF
4 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
4 11 (44.00%) Apache Spark
5 10 (40.00%) Scala
5 10 (40.00%) JSON
6 9 (36.00%) Ontologies
6 9 (36.00%) Web Services
6 9 (36.00%) Hadoop
6 9 (36.00%) NoSQL
6 9 (36.00%) REST
6 9 (36.00%) Natural Language Processing
7 8 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
7 8 (32.00%) Data Architecture
7 8 (32.00%) Knowledge Engineering
8 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
8 7 (28.00%) QA
9 6 (24.00%) Lucene
9 6 (24.00%) Content Management
9 6 (24.00%) Pair Programming
9 6 (24.00%) Publishing
9 6 (24.00%) Apache
9 6 (24.00%) SQL
9 6 (24.00%) Apache Cassandra
9 6 (24.00%) Performance Tuning
9 6 (24.00%) Semantic Web
9 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing

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 15 (60.00%) Apache Solr
2 11 (44.00%) Apache Spark
3 6 (24.00%) Apache
4 4 (16.00%) SAS
5 3 (12.00%) Elasticsearch
6 1 (4.00%) Oracle SOA Suite
Applications
1 4 (16.00%) SPSS
Cloud Services
1 8 (32.00%) Amazon AWS
2 1 (4.00%) SaaS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 17 (68.00%) Big Data
2 9 (36.00%) Hadoop
2 9 (36.00%) NoSQL
3 6 (24.00%) Apache Cassandra
4 4 (16.00%) Mahout
5 1 (4.00%) Data Lake
5 1 (4.00%) Data Warehouse
5 1 (4.00%) MarkLogic
5 1 (4.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (4.00%) Neo4j
5 1 (4.00%) OLAP
5 1 (4.00%) OLTP
5 1 (4.00%) Oracle OLAP
5 1 (4.00%) Pentaho
Development Applications
1 1 (4.00%) Eclipse
1 1 (4.00%) ERwin
1 1 (4.00%) MagicDraw
General
1 6 (24.00%) Publishing
2 5 (20.00%) Finance
3 4 (16.00%) Banking
4 3 (12.00%) Pharmaceutical
5 1 (4.00%) Marketing
5 1 (4.00%) Retail
5 1 (4.00%) Wholesale Banking
Job Titles
1 15 (60.00%) Developer
2 10 (40.00%) Java Developer
3 7 (28.00%) Scala Developer
4 6 (24.00%) Java Scala Developer
5 5 (20.00%) Architect
6 4 (16.00%) Big Data Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Agile Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Agile Java Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Apache Spark Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Big Data Engineer
7 3 (12.00%) Data Engineer
7 3 (12.00%) Developer/Software Engineer
7 3 (12.00%) Development Manager
7 3 (12.00%) Java Engineer
7 3 (12.00%) Java Scala Software Engineer
7 3 (12.00%) Java Software Developer
7 3 (12.00%) Java Software Engineer
7 3 (12.00%) Lead Architect
7 3 (12.00%) Scala Software Engineer
7 3 (12.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (40.00%) JSON
2 9 (36.00%) Natural Language Processing
2 9 (36.00%) REST
2 9 (36.00%) Web Services
3 6 (24.00%) Lucene
4 4 (16.00%) HTML
4 4 (16.00%) HTML5
4 4 (16.00%) Middleware
4 4 (16.00%) MLlib
4 4 (16.00%) UIMA
5 3 (12.00%) XML
6 2 (8.00%) XSLT
7 1 (4.00%) XML Schema
Miscellaneous
1 6 (24.00%) Semantic Web
2 5 (20.00%) Management Information System
2 5 (20.00%) Tandem
3 4 (16.00%) Linked Data
4 1 (4.00%) Data Structures
4 1 (4.00%) Life Science
4 1 (4.00%) Reference Data
4 1 (4.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 2 (8.00%) Unix
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (64.00%) Machine Learning
2 11 (44.00%) Agile Software Development
2 11 (44.00%) RDF
3 9 (36.00%) Ontologies
4 8 (32.00%) Data Architecture
4 8 (32.00%) Knowledge Engineering
5 7 (28.00%) Mentoring
6 6 (24.00%) Content Management
6 6 (24.00%) Pair Programming
6 6 (24.00%) Performance Tuning
6 6 (24.00%) Unit Testing
7 5 (20.00%) Analytics
7 5 (20.00%) Coaching
7 5 (20.00%) Information Retrieval
7 5 (20.00%) Semantic Search
8 4 (16.00%) Big Data Analytics
8 4 (16.00%) Business Analytics
8 4 (16.00%) Cognitive Computing
8 4 (16.00%) Data Analytics
8 4 (16.00%) Open Source
Programming Languages
1 17 (68.00%) Java
2 10 (40.00%) Scala
3 6 (24.00%) SQL
4 4 (16.00%) JavaScript
4 4 (16.00%) MATLAB
4 4 (16.00%) R
5 2 (8.00%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.00%) COBOL
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 7 (28.00%) QA
2 1 (4.00%) Data Quality
Vendors
1 4 (16.00%) IBM
2 1 (4.00%) Informatica
2 1 (4.00%) Oracle
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