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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - - 13
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast - - 3.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 8.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Average daily rate - - £280
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
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
34 32 24
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Belfast 36.17% 38.10% 41.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 15 16 12
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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