The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 28 September 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
28 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - - 47
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 0 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - - 0.47%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 2.25%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+3.84% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00
LINQ
North West

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 Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
67 150 89
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 21.47% 26.93% 20.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 103 58
Median daily rate £325 £425 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.52% +25.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £300 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £455 £550 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 6 1
Median hourly rate £41.50 £40.00 £33.34
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+3.75% +19.97%
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 Lancashire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Lancashire 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 Lancashire

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire