The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Merseyside 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 39 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 0.32% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £300 - -
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 Merseyside region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Merseyside
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
103 105 64
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Merseyside 33.33% 27.13% 25.00%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 50 41
Median daily rate £350 £350 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.70%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 1
Median hourly rate - £30.19 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +0.63%
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 Merseyside

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Merseyside 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 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

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Merseyside region over the 3 months to 28 September 2016. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Liverpool - 1 £300 - 2
LINQ
North West

LINQ
Top 18 Related IT Skills in Merseyside

For the 6 months to 28 September 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) Delphi
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) OO
3 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
3 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Merseyside by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) SOAP
3 1 (33.33%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (33.33%) Configuration Management
1 1 (33.33%) OO
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) Delphi
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) T-SQL