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 30 September 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
30 Sep 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 66 85 72
Rank change year-on-year
+19 -13
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 3 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 0.15% 0.34% 0.13%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.53% 0.96% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Median daily rate £350 £400 £250
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-12.50% +60.00%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+4.61% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00
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 Wales region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Wales
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
189 313 263
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Wales 28.25% 35.61% 33.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 138 243 178
Median daily rate £450 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+20.00% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 £250 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £493 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 13 3
Median hourly rate - £29.50 £21.80
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +35.32%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £34.25
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +9.48%

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 30 September 2016. 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
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 +19 1 £350 -12.50%
LINQ
UK

LINQ
Top 20 Related IT Skills in Wales

For the 6 months to 30 September 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 Wales region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) Sitecore

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 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) SQL Server
General
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Ajax
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) WPF
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 1 (100.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Sitecore