The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 29 December 2014 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.

Location
3 months to
29 Dec 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - - 27
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 0 6
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside - - 2.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - - 8.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 6
Average daily rate
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- - £350
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £36.25 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -9.37%
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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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
47 68 68
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 17.03% 32.23% 31.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 41 34
Average daily rate £350 £320 £275
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +16.36%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £190 £263 £188
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £375 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -2.94%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Merseyside

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in Merseyside