The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 28 February 2017 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
28 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
North West / Cheshire
Rank - - 66
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire - - 0.52%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 4
Median daily rate - - £290
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.10 - -

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 Cheshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
145 265 211
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheshire 28.77% 28.40% 27.30%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 182 141
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £298 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 9 7
Median hourly rate £50.00 £25.02 £19.45
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+99.84% +28.63%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.75 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.22% +10.71%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cheshire 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 Cheshire

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire