The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Belfast region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 1 May 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 20 -
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - 0.99% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 2.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.81%
LINQ
County Antrim

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
21 41 46
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 24.14% 40.59% 45.10%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 22 6
Median daily rate £325 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.33% -
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 2 2
Median hourly rate - £32.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +88.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Belfast

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Belfast region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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