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 23 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
23 Jan 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England / West Midlands
Rank 116 105 107
Rank change year-on-year
-11 +2
Contract jobs citing LINQ 8 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.33% 0.42% 0.094%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.31% 1.70% 0.44%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 7 1
Median daily rate £292 £300 £220
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +36.36%
UK excluding London median daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
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 West Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
West Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
613 589 457
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 25.62% 24.52% 21.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 369 360 291
Median daily rate £375 £338 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.57%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £275 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £520 £500 £435
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £370 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.35% +5.71%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 15 16
Median hourly rate £25.00 £23.00 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+8.69% -19.83%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £16.00 £14.00 £22.88
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £26.00 £40.00 £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £37.50 £38.00 £33.50
% change year-on-year
-1.31% +13.43%

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 23 January 2017.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend 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 23 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
Staffordshire +4 4 £219 -27.08%
Coventry - 2 £508 - 1
Warwickshire -2 1 £335 +5.09%
Shropshire - 1 £350 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 23 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 14 (100.00%) C#
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (92.86%) .NET Framework
2 13 (92.86%) Entity Framework
3 11 (78.57%) MVC
4 10 (71.43%) jQuery
5 9 (64.29%) Visual Studio
5 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
6 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
6 8 (57.14%) SQL
6 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
7 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
7 7 (50.00%) CSS
8 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
8 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
8 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
8 6 (42.86%) AngularJS
9 5 (35.71%) HTML
10 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
10 4 (28.57%) System Testing
10 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
10 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
10 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
10 4 (28.57%) TypeScript
11 3 (21.43%) AutoMapper
11 3 (21.43%) StructureMap
11 3 (21.43%) Web Development
11 3 (21.43%) Degree

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 6 (42.86%) SharePoint
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (14.29%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 2 (14.29%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (7.14%) InfoPath
2 1 (7.14%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (7.14%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (7.14%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 2 (14.29%) Relational Database
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (14.29%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 9 (64.29%) Visual Studio
2 6 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (28.57%) Git (software)
3 4 (28.57%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 3 (21.43%) Advertising
1 3 (21.43%) Finance
2 2 (14.29%) Billing
3 1 (7.14%) Electronics
3 1 (7.14%) Manufacturing
3 1 (7.14%) Marketing
3 1 (7.14%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (57.14%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) SharePoint Developer
3 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
3 4 (28.57%) Programmer
4 2 (14.29%) Applications Architect
4 2 (14.29%) Architect
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Developer
5 1 (7.14%) .NET Architect
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Architect
5 1 (7.14%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Developer
5 1 (7.14%) C# Programmer
5 1 (7.14%) Full Stack Developer
5 1 (7.14%) JavaScript Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Microsoft Developer
5 1 (7.14%) Office 365 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
1 14 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 13 (92.86%) .NET Framework
2 13 (92.86%) Entity Framework
3 10 (71.43%) jQuery
4 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (50.00%) CSS
6 6 (42.86%) AngularJS
7 5 (35.71%) HTML
8 4 (28.57%) Twitter Bootstrap
9 3 (21.43%) AutoMapper
9 3 (21.43%) StructureMap
10 2 (14.29%) ADO.NET
10 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web Forms
10 2 (14.29%) HTML5
10 2 (14.29%) NHibernate
10 2 (14.29%) WCF
11 1 (7.14%) CAML
11 1 (7.14%) XML
11 1 (7.14%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 4 (28.57%) Computer Science
2 3 (21.43%) NHS
3 2 (14.29%) N-Tier
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (78.57%) MVC
2 6 (42.86%) User Acceptance Testing
3 4 (28.57%) System Testing
4 3 (21.43%) Web Development
4 3 (21.43%) Workflow
5 2 (14.29%) Database Optimisation
5 2 (14.29%) Low Latency
5 2 (14.29%) Memory Management
5 2 (14.29%) OO
5 2 (14.29%) OOP
5 2 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) Strategic Planning
5 2 (14.29%) Technical Architecture
6 1 (7.14%) Agile Software Development
6 1 (7.14%) Content Management
6 1 (7.14%) Data Protection
6 1 (7.14%) Digital Marketing
6 1 (7.14%) Enterprise Content Management
6 1 (7.14%) Mentoring
6 1 (7.14%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) C#
2 8 (57.14%) JavaScript
2 8 (57.14%) SQL
3 7 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 4 (28.57%) TypeScript
5 2 (14.29%) Java
6 1 (7.14%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (21.43%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.14%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 8 (57.14%) Microsoft
2 1 (7.14%) SAP