The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 23 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
23 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 21 24
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 1.01% 0.67%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 3.23% 2.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.40% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -34.07%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Belfast region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Belfast
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
58 31 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 45.67% 31.31% 30.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 10 17
Average daily rate £313 £400 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-21.87% +33.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £166 £290 £150
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £408 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Belfast region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Belfast

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINQ across the Belfast region.

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Belfast