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 27 June 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
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 97 118 114
Rank change year-on-year +21 -4  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 4 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Berkshire 0.054% 0.17% 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.26% 0.79% 0.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 4 3
Median daily rate £300 £550 £295
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -45.45% +86.44%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £357 £350 £318
% change year-on-year +2.07% +10.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - £34.00

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 387 504 467
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Berkshire 21.06% 21.18% 19.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 305 295
Median daily rate £400 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.66%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £302 £300 £262
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £525 £500
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 21 4
Median hourly rate £15.00 £12.50 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +20.00% -58.33%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £13.20 £9.70 £18.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £55.00 £32.00 £33.90
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

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 27 June 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 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (100.00%) KnockoutJS

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:

Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Backbone.js
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) KnockoutJS
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Time Management
1 1 (100.00%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL