The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Staffordshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 20 January 2017 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
20 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
Rank 24 24 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing LINQ 4 4 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 2.15% 2.84% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 6.25% 5.97% -
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 0
Median daily rate £219 £300 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-27.08% -
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 £11.60 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-74.22% -

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 Staffordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Staffordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
64 67 28
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Staffordshire 34.41% 47.52% 32.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 46 18
Median daily rate £343 £325 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.38% -13.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £218 £275 £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £420 £420
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Staffordshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 20 January 2017. 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 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £215 -
LINQ
West Midlands

LINQ
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

For the 6 months to 20 January 2017, 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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
1 4 (100.00%) System Testing
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 4 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 4 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (75.00%) AutoMapper
2 3 (75.00%) StructureMap
2 3 (75.00%) Workflow
2 3 (75.00%) NHS
3 2 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
4 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Programmer
2 1 (25.00%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 3 (75.00%) AutoMapper
2 3 (75.00%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
1 4 (100.00%) System Testing
1 4 (100.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) Strategic Planning
4 1 (25.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (100.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (25.00%) Disclosure Scotland