The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 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 28 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)
West Midlands / Birmingham
3 months to
28 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 56 70 -
Rank change year-on-year +14 -  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 2 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.16% 0.25% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.58% 0.85% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 0
Median daily rate £625 £475 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +31.57% -  
UK excluding London median daily rate £352 £350 £310
% change year-on-year +0.64% +12.90%  
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 Birmingham with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Birmingham
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 173 236 179
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.07% 29.21% 24.66%
Number of daily rates quoted 446 762 545
Median daily rate £381 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +8.92% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £263 £250 £219
10% offered a daily rate of more than £575 £480 £419
UK excluding London median daily rate £390 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +4.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £28.50 - £11.93
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.75 - £10.96
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.65 - £12.89
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 Birmingham

Job postings citing LINQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Birmingham.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in Birmingham

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 28 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 Birmingham region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics NAV
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Birmingham 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:

Business Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
General
1 1 (100.00%) Finance
1 1 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) CRM Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
1 1 (100.00%) Integration Consultant
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) Web Services
1 1 (100.00%) XML
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Coaching
1 1 (100.00%) CRM
1 1 (100.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft