The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the West Midlands region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 22 February 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
22 Feb 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England / West Midlands
Rank 108 116 106
Rank change year-on-year
+8 -10
Contract jobs citing LINQ 13 8 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.54% 0.30% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.03% 1.22% 0.99%
Number of daily rates quoted 13 8 4
Median daily rate £249 £300 £319
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-17.00% -5.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £216 £285 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £470 £308 £364
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+5.46% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.60 - -

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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
640 655 505
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.70% 24.81% 22.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 413 407 314
Median daily rate £388 £363 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.89% +7.40%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year
+3.44% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 17 12 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £29.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-13.79% +1.08%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £14.00 £22.35
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £41.00 £45.00 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £38.75 £38.50 £34.00
% change year-on-year
+0.64% +13.23%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the West Midlands

The demand trend of contract jobs across the West Midlands 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 the West Midlands

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

LINQ
Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 February 2017.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the West Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 February 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
Staffordshire +6 8 £224 -25.41%
Warwickshire -2 2 £343 +14.16%
Coventry -6 2 £508 +76.52% 2
Shropshire - 1 £350 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 22 February 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 16 (100.00%) C#
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
1 16 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 15 (93.75%) MVC
2 15 (93.75%) .NET Framework
2 15 (93.75%) Entity Framework
3 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 13 (81.25%) jQuery
4 12 (75.00%) Visual Studio
5 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
5 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
5 11 (68.75%) SQL
5 11 (68.75%) AngularJS
6 10 (62.50%) T-SQL
6 10 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
7 9 (56.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 8 (50.00%) TypeScript
8 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
8 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
9 7 (43.75%) StructureMap
9 7 (43.75%) AutoMapper
9 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
9 7 (43.75%) System Testing
10 6 (37.50%) CSS
10 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
10 6 (37.50%) NHS
10 6 (37.50%) Workflow
11 5 (31.25%) Strategic Planning
12 4 (25.00%) HTML
13 3 (18.75%) SharePoint

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the West Midlands 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 (18.75%) SharePoint
Applications
1 1 (6.25%) InfoPath
1 1 (6.25%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (6.25%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (68.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 12 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 10 (62.50%) Team Foundation Server
3 8 (50.00%) Git (software)
3 8 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (12.50%) Advertising
2 1 (6.25%) Electronics
2 1 (6.25%) Finance
2 1 (6.25%) Manufacturing
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
2 1 (6.25%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 7 (43.75%) Programmer
2 6 (37.50%) Developer
3 3 (18.75%) .NET Developer
3 3 (18.75%) SharePoint Developer
4 2 (12.50%) Applications Architect
4 2 (12.50%) Architect
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 2 (12.50%) C# Developer
5 1 (6.25%) .NET Architect
5 1 (6.25%) C# Architect
5 1 (6.25%) C# Programmer
5 1 (6.25%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (6.25%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (6.25%) Office 365 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
1 16 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 15 (93.75%) .NET Framework
2 15 (93.75%) Entity Framework
3 13 (81.25%) ASP.NET MVC
3 13 (81.25%) jQuery
4 11 (68.75%) AngularJS
5 9 (56.25%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 7 (43.75%) AutoMapper
6 7 (43.75%) StructureMap
7 6 (37.50%) CSS
8 4 (25.00%) HTML
9 3 (18.75%) HTML5
10 2 (12.50%) ADO.NET
10 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (12.50%) NHibernate
11 1 (6.25%) CAML
11 1 (6.25%) CSS3
11 1 (6.25%) XML
11 1 (6.25%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 6 (37.50%) NHS
2 3 (18.75%) Computer Science
3 2 (12.50%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (93.75%) MVC
2 7 (43.75%) System Testing
2 7 (43.75%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Workflow
4 5 (31.25%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (18.75%) Data Protection
6 2 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
6 2 (12.50%) Database Optimisation
6 2 (12.50%) Low Latency
6 2 (12.50%) Memory Management
6 2 (12.50%) OO
6 2 (12.50%) OOP
6 2 (12.50%) SOA
6 2 (12.50%) Software Engineering
6 2 (12.50%) Technical Architecture
6 2 (12.50%) Web Development
7 1 (6.25%) Business Intelligence
7 1 (6.25%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (6.25%) Mentoring
7 1 (6.25%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
2 11 (68.75%) SQL
3 10 (62.50%) T-SQL
4 8 (50.00%) TypeScript
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (6.25%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.25%) SAP