The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Wales region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 18 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
18 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
UK / Wales
Rank 58 66 62
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -4
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.31% 0.34% 0.16%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.97% 1.12% 0.58%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 2 0
Median daily rate £425 £169 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+151.47% -
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 Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
206 179 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 32.39% 30.08% 26.95%
Number of daily rates quoted 167 147 108
Median daily rate £401 £341 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+17.58% -24.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £186 £250 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £523 £420 £550
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 3
Median hourly rate £19.11 £40.00 £22.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-52.23% +77.77%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £33.50
% change year-on-year
- +11.94%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Wales

The demand trend of contract jobs across the 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 Wales

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Wales

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Wales region over the 3 months to 18 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
South Wales +7 1 £450 +166.27%
West Wales - 1 £400 -
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 18 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 Wales region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Advertising
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) XML
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) Sitecore
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Degree
3 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
3 1 (33.33%) CMS

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in 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:

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (33.33%) CMS
2 1 (33.33%) SharePoint 2010
2 1 (33.33%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
General
1 3 (100.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) Sitecore Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Senior Sitecore Developer
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (66.67%) Ajax
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) jQuery
2 2 (66.67%) WPF
2 2 (66.67%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
3 1 (33.33%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (33.33%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) T-SQL
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (66.67%) Sitecore