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 24 August 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
24 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 71 58
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales - 0.15% 0.17%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 0.45% 0.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 1
Median daily rate - £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +60.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £37.50
% change year-on-year
- -9.33%
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
114 223 161
As % of all contract IT jobs located in South Wales 22.27% 33.18% 28.05%
Number of daily rates quoted 83 174 124
Median daily rate £475 £340 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+39.70% -2.85%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £350 £215 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- -60.00%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £39.25 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+1.91% +15.44%

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