Period
to 18 October 2018

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 6 months to 18 October 2018 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
6 months to
18 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 96 95 100
Rank change year-on-year -1 +5 -11
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 3 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.070% 0.20% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.23% 0.78% 0.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 1
Birmingham median daily rate £325 £375 £425
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -13.33% -11.76% -
10th Percentile £313 £278 £413
90th Percentile £338 £593 £438
West Midlands median daily rate £375 £300 £310
% change year-on-year +25.00% -3.23% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Birmingham median hourly rate - - -
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -

LINQ is in the Software Libraries and Frameworks category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in Birmingham with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Birmingham
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 437 386 490
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 30.50% 25.80% 31.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 298 277 333
Birmingham median daily rate £439 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +9.69% +6.67% +7.14%
10th Percentile £300 £263 £250
90th Percentile £561 £525 £525
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £29.50 £26.75 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +10.28% +197.22% -24.53%
10th Percentile £16.80 £15.38 £8.75
90th Percentile £67.25 £38.33 £89.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £24.00 £30.50 £23.50
% change year-on-year -21.31% +29.79% -19.92%

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 18 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Birmingham 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%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) VMS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Intranet
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Taxonomies
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) CAML
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Information Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
1 1 (100.00%) Metadata Management
1 1 (100.00%) React
1 1 (100.00%) Task Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Search

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (100.00%) Intranet
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) Office 365 Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) CAML
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) jQuery
1 1 (100.00%) React
1 1 (100.00%) XML
1 1 (100.00%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (100.00%) VMS
1 1 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) Change Management
1 1 (100.00%) Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Content Management
1 1 (100.00%) Enterprise Search
1 1 (100.00%) Information Architecture
1 1 (100.00%) Metadata Management
1 1 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
1 1 (100.00%) Release Management
1 1 (100.00%) Risk Assessment
1 1 (100.00%) Service Management
1 1 (100.00%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft