The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 2 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
2 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 66 61
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 1 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.14% 0.90%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.59% 3.15%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £275 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.00%
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
East of England

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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
126 169 222
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 17.75% 23.44% 28.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 75 92 122
Median daily rate £375 £375 £375
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £338
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +3.70%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 1 10
Median hourly rate £11.00 £40.00 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-72.50% +33.33%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.25 £40.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.00 £40.00 £37.05
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-6.75% +5.71%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 Hertfordshire

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire