The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Chester region. Included is a guide to the average 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 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.

3 months to
1 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - - 37
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester - - 2.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 6.02%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Average daily rate - - £420
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.81%
LINQ
Cheshire

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 Chester region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Chester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
76 71 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Chester 40.00% 28.74% 33.60%
Number of daily rates quoted 55 60 34
Average daily rate £394 £400 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-1.56% +14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £313 £213
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £416
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 0 3
Average hourly rate £32.50 - £40.57
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-5.40% +5.71%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Chester

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Chester

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Chester

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Chester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Chester region.

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in Chester