The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Northern Ireland region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 25 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
25 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 22 -
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland - 1.06% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 2.44% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
Median daily rate - - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
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
UK

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 Northern Ireland region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Northern Ireland
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
22 41 49
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Northern Ireland 23.16% 43.62% 43.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 20 6
Median daily rate £385 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £213 £325
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £400 £388
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 2
Median hourly rate £13.50 £32.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.81% +88.23%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.75 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-7.33% +7.14%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Northern Ireland

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Northern Ireland 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 Northern Ireland

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Northern Ireland