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 8 December 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
8 Dec 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 127 116 106
Rank change year-on-year
-11 -10
Contract jobs citing LINQ 4 7 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.15% 0.27% 0.21%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 1.22% 0.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 4 4
Median daily rate £500 £338 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+48.14% +12.50%
UK excluding London median daily rate £360 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
+10.76% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £11.10 £45.00 -
% change year-on-year
-75.33% -
LINQ
England

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
717 575 568
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 26.08% 22.50% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 441 351 347
Median daily rate £375 £350 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -6.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £490 £550 £460
UK excluding London median daily rate £380 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
+1.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 14 9
Median hourly rate £16.00 £31.85 £33.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-49.75% -4.94%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.66% +7.14%

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
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 8 December 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
Coventry - 3 £508 - 1
Shropshire - 1 £400 -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 8 December 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (80.00%) CSS
2 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 7 (70.00%) MVC
3 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (70.00%) Entity Framework
4 6 (60.00%) jQuery
4 6 (60.00%) HTML
5 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
6 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
6 4 (40.00%) SQL
7 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
7 3 (30.00%) Finance
7 3 (30.00%) Degree
7 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
7 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
7 3 (30.00%) HTML5
8 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
8 2 (20.00%) Memory Management
8 2 (20.00%) CSS3
8 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
8 2 (20.00%) Low Latency
8 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
8 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 2 (20.00%) Database Optimisation

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 5 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2010
2 2 (20.00%) SharePoint 2013
3 1 (10.00%) Umbraco
Applications
1 2 (20.00%) Spreadsheet
2 1 (10.00%) InfoPath
2 1 (10.00%) MS Excel
Business Applications
1 1 (10.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (10.00%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (10.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (10.00%) HTTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (10.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (20.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (30.00%) Finance
2 2 (20.00%) Advertising
2 2 (20.00%) Billing
3 1 (10.00%) Electronics
3 1 (10.00%) Manufacturing
3 1 (10.00%) Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Telecoms
Job Titles
1 8 (80.00%) Developer
2 5 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 5 (50.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 2 (20.00%) Applications Architect
3 2 (20.00%) Architect
3 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (20.00%) SQL Developer
4 1 (10.00%) .NET Architect
4 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (10.00%) C# Architect
4 1 (10.00%) Full Stack Developer
4 1 (10.00%) JavaScript Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Microsoft Developer
4 1 (10.00%) Office 365 Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 8 (80.00%) CSS
3 7 (70.00%) .NET Framework
3 7 (70.00%) Entity Framework
4 6 (60.00%) HTML
4 6 (60.00%) jQuery
5 4 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 3 (30.00%) HTML5
7 2 (20.00%) ADO.NET
7 2 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 2 (20.00%) CSS3
7 2 (20.00%) NHibernate
7 2 (20.00%) WCF
8 1 (10.00%) Ajax
8 1 (10.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
8 1 (10.00%) CAML
8 1 (10.00%) Web Services
8 1 (10.00%) XML
8 1 (10.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 3 (30.00%) Computer Science
2 2 (20.00%) N-Tier
3 1 (10.00%) Inversion of Control
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) MVC
2 2 (20.00%) Database Optimisation
2 2 (20.00%) Low Latency
2 2 (20.00%) Memory Management
2 2 (20.00%) OO
2 2 (20.00%) OOP
2 2 (20.00%) SOA
2 2 (20.00%) Technical Architecture
2 2 (20.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 2 (20.00%) Web Development
3 1 (10.00%) Agile Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Business Intelligence
3 1 (10.00%) CRM
3 1 (10.00%) Digital Marketing
3 1 (10.00%) Enterprise Content Management
3 1 (10.00%) ITIL
3 1 (10.00%) Mentoring
3 1 (10.00%) Programme Management
3 1 (10.00%) Project Management
3 1 (10.00%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) SQL
4 3 (30.00%) T-SQL
5 2 (20.00%) Java
6 1 (10.00%) PowerShell
Qualifications
1 3 (30.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 8 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (10.00%) SAP
2 1 (10.00%) Sitecore
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