The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the South Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 31 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
31 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 57 -
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 10 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 1.84% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 4.78% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 8 0
Median daily rate - £299 -
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 - £38.25 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +19.53%
LINQ
Wales

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 South Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
South Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
152 209 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 34.08% 38.42% 26.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 161 117
Median daily rate £388 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.12% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 2
Median hourly rate £42.90 - £30.25
UK excluding London median hourly rate £32.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-14.02% +8.00%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in South Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the South Wales 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 South Wales

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in South Wales

For the 6 months to 31 May 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 South Wales region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 10 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
1 10 (100.00%) OOP
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
1 10 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 10 (100.00%) WinForms
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 10 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 10 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (90.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle9i Database
2 9 (90.00%) C#
3 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
4 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 4 (40.00%) Scrum
4 4 (40.00%) WCF
5 3 (30.00%) WPF
5 3 (30.00%) Back Office
5 3 (30.00%) NHS
5 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
6 2 (20.00%) UML
6 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
6 2 (20.00%) MVVM
6 2 (20.00%) Castle Windsor

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in South Wales 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 10 (100.00%) Oracle Database
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Database 11g
1 10 (100.00%) RDBMS
1 10 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 9 (90.00%) Oracle9i Database
3 3 (30.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle Forms
2 9 (90.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (80.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (20.00%) MSBuild
General
1 3 (30.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (70.00%) Software Developer
3 5 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 5 (50.00%) Senior Software Developer
4 4 (40.00%) .NET Developer
5 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
6 1 (10.00%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (10.00%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (10.00%) C# Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Oracle Developer
6 1 (10.00%) PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior .NET Software Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior Oracle Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior PL/SQL Developer
6 1 (10.00%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 10 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 10 (100.00%) WinForms
2 4 (40.00%) WCF
3 3 (30.00%) WPF
4 2 (20.00%) AutoMapper
4 2 (20.00%) Castle Windsor
4 2 (20.00%) Code First Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) NHS
2 2 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 10 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (100.00%) OOP
1 10 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 4 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (40.00%) Scrum
3 2 (20.00%) MVVM
3 2 (20.00%) SDLC
3 2 (20.00%) UML
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) PL/SQL
1 10 (100.00%) SQL
2 9 (90.00%) C#
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (10.00%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 10 (100.00%) Oracle