The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for LINQ skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 30 March 2017 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
South East / Berkshire
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 119 136
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 5 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire - 0.20% 0.24%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.14% 1.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 3
Median daily rate - £475 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +53.22%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £42.50

LINQ is in the industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills category. The next table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Berkshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Berkshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 336 438 628
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 18.37% 17.65% 21.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 196 271 379
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 9 9
Median hourly rate £15.00 £42.28 £32.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -64.51% +30.07%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.70 £9.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £46.90 £175.00 £125.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Berkshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Berkshire citing LINQ as a proportion of all contract or permanent IT jobs with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in Berkshire

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in contract jobs citing LINQ in Berkshire.

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 March 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
4 3 (50.00%) WinForms
4 3 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
4 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (50.00%) ADO.NET
4 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (50.00%) HTML
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) HTML5
4 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
5 2 (33.33%) Node.js
5 2 (33.33%) CSS3
5 2 (33.33%) Wireframes
5 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 2 (33.33%) Grunt
5 2 (33.33%) Bower
5 2 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
5 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Berkshire 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 (50.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) Azure SQL Database
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 2 (33.33%) Bower
2 2 (33.33%) Git (software)
2 2 (33.33%) Grunt
Job Titles
1 6 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) BizTalk Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Full Stack Developer
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript Developer
3 2 (33.33%) C# Programmer
3 2 (33.33%) HTML Developer
3 2 (33.33%) JavaScript Engineer
3 2 (33.33%) Programmer
4 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (50.00%) ADO.NET
2 3 (50.00%) AngularJS
2 3 (50.00%) CSS
2 3 (50.00%) Entity Framework
2 3 (50.00%) HTML
2 3 (50.00%) HTML5
2 3 (50.00%) WinForms
3 2 (33.33%) CSS3
3 2 (33.33%) jQuery
3 2 (33.33%) Node.js
3 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) Data Analysis
3 2 (33.33%) Project Management
3 2 (33.33%) Time Management
3 2 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 2 (33.33%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft