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 24 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.

3 months to
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
West Midlands / Birmingham
Rank - 54 55
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham - 0.47% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 2.24% 2.45%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 4
Median daily rate - £525 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +44.82%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £330 £325
% change year-on-year +2.27% +1.53%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £12.10 - £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 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 179 134 163
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Birmingham 27.58% 20.81% 22.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 121 94 116
Median daily rate £375 £339 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.70% -3.21%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £525
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 3 2
Median hourly rate - £9.00 £17.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -47.05%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +5.26% +5.55%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Birmingham

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Birmingham 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 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