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 4 May 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
4 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 134 121 96
Rank change year-on-year
-13 -25
Contract jobs citing LINQ 10 12 19
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 0.35% 0.45% 0.80%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.43% 1.77% 3.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 10 16
Median daily rate £525 £359 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+46.34% +19.58%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £300 £236
10% offered a daily rate of more than £533 £425 £325
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £315 £325
% change year-on-year
+11.11% -3.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.81%
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
700 677 590
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the West Midlands 24.43% 25.25% 24.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 423 445 334
Median daily rate £388 £345 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.31% +6.15%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £248 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £351 £338
% change year-on-year
+6.99% +3.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 16 20
Median hourly rate £22.50 £34.20 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-34.21% +5.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £17.50 £11.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £45.60 £36.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £33.55 £37.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.53% +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
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 4 May 2016.

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 4 May 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
Birmingham +1 4 £525 +44.82% 3
Coventry - 4 £388 - 2
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the West Midlands

For the 6 months to 4 May 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 18 (100.00%) C#
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
3 15 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 15 (83.33%) MVC
4 14 (77.78%) .NET Framework
5 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET MVC
6 12 (66.67%) Entity Framework
7 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
7 10 (55.56%) SQL
8 9 (50.00%) Visual Studio
9 8 (44.44%) CSS
9 8 (44.44%) HTML
9 8 (44.44%) jQuery
10 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
11 6 (33.33%) CMS
11 6 (33.33%) WinForms
12 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
13 4 (22.22%) Web Services
13 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
13 4 (22.22%) Scrum
13 4 (22.22%) NHS
13 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
13 4 (22.22%) Kanban
13 4 (22.22%) Task Parallel Library
13 4 (22.22%) BDD
13 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
13 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning

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 (33.33%) CMS
2 3 (16.67%) IIS
2 3 (16.67%) Sitecore CMS
2 3 (16.67%) Umbraco
3 1 (5.56%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 2 (11.11%) MS Excel
2 1 (5.56%) MS Office
Communications & Networking
1 3 (16.67%) DNS
1 3 (16.67%) SMTP
1 3 (16.67%) SSL
Database & Business Intelligence
1 16 (88.89%) SQL Server
2 7 (38.89%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (16.67%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server 2005
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 2 (11.11%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 9 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (27.78%) Team Foundation Server
3 4 (22.22%) Git (software)
4 2 (11.11%) Selenium
Job Titles
1 17 (94.44%) Developer
2 14 (77.78%) .NET Developer
3 6 (33.33%) ASP.NET Developer
3 6 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 3 (16.67%) .NET Web Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Umbraco Developer
4 3 (16.67%) Web Developer
5 2 (11.11%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Messaging Developer
5 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com Developer
6 1 (5.56%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Messaging Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Senior .NET Developer
6 1 (5.56%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
6 1 (5.56%) Software Development Manager
6 1 (5.56%) Software Manager
6 1 (5.56%) SQL Developer
6 1 (5.56%) XML Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 18 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (83.33%) ASP.NET
3 14 (77.78%) .NET Framework
4 13 (72.22%) ASP.NET MVC
5 12 (66.67%) Entity Framework
6 8 (44.44%) CSS
6 8 (44.44%) HTML
6 8 (44.44%) jQuery
7 6 (33.33%) WinForms
8 4 (22.22%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 4 (22.22%) Task Parallel Library
8 4 (22.22%) Web Services
9 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 3 (16.67%) ASP.NET Web Forms
9 3 (16.67%) AutoMapper
9 3 (16.67%) CSS3
9 3 (16.67%) HTML5
9 3 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
9 3 (16.67%) LINQ to SQL
9 3 (16.67%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 4 (22.22%) Mobile App
1 4 (22.22%) NHS
2 2 (11.11%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (5.56%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 3 (16.67%) Windows
1 3 (16.67%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 15 (83.33%) MVC
2 4 (22.22%) BDD
2 4 (22.22%) Kanban
2 4 (22.22%) Performance Tuning
2 4 (22.22%) Scrum
3 3 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (16.67%) CQRS
3 3 (16.67%) CRM
3 3 (16.67%) E-Commerce
3 3 (16.67%) Web Development
4 2 (11.11%) Automated Testing
4 2 (11.11%) Mobile Development
4 2 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) Agile Project Management
5 1 (5.56%) OO
5 1 (5.56%) Presales
5 1 (5.56%) TDD
5 1 (5.56%) UML
5 1 (5.56%) Web Application Development
Programming Languages
1 18 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (55.56%) SQL
3 7 (38.89%) JavaScript
4 5 (27.78%) T-SQL
5 4 (22.22%) VB.NET
6 3 (16.67%) VBScript
Vendors
1 10 (55.56%) Microsoft
2 3 (16.67%) Sitecore
3 2 (11.11%) Salesforce.com