The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 10 December 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
10 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 58 55
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 2 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham - 0.30% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.54% 1.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 2
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.10 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-75.33% -
LINQ
West Midlands

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 Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
242 130 148
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 34.42% 19.70% 23.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 152 90 98
Median daily rate £375 £338 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -10.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £295 £240 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £473 £500 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 5 1
Median hourly rate £100.00 £14.00 £27.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+614.28% -49.09%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Birmingham 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 Birmingham

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 10 December 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Birmingham region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Spreadsheet
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Billing
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham 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 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (66.67%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (33.33%) InfoPath
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2008
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server 2012
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Billing
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 2 (66.67%) Entity Framework
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) CAML
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (66.67%) User Acceptance Testing
1 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 1 (33.33%) Content Management
2 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Content Management
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) Java
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft