Period
to 17 August 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 17 August 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
17 Aug 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 105 83 93
Rank change year-on-year -22 +10 -3
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 2 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 0.20% 0.15% 0.39%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 0.57% 1.49%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 2 3
Birmingham median daily rate £350 £500 £525
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -30.00% -4.76% +44.83%
West Midlands median daily rate £350 £300 £425
% change year-on-year +16.67% -29.41% +41.67%
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 485 353 404
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Birmingham 32.81% 26.56% 26.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 311 252 279
Birmingham median daily rate £425 £400 £370
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.25% +8.11% +5.71%
10th Percentile £288 £263 £249
90th Percentile £550 £525 £497
West Midlands median daily rate £425 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +6.25% +6.67% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 3
Birmingham median hourly rate £24.00 £28.50 £9.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -15.79% +216.67% -37.77%
10th Percentile £16.20 £18.75 £8.80
90th Percentile £68.40 £38.65 £31.85
West Midlands median hourly rate £28.75 £31.00 £24.50
% change year-on-year -7.26% +26.53% -16.51%

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 17 August 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) React
1 3 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (66.67%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Mercurial
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Data Management
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
3 1 (33.33%) Windows
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint
3 1 (33.33%) VMS
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Intranet
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management

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 (33.33%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (33.33%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 1 (33.33%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (66.67%) Mercurial
1 2 (66.67%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (66.67%) .NET Developer
2 2 (66.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (33.33%) Office 365 Developer
3 1 (33.33%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) React
2 2 (66.67%) JSON
2 2 (66.67%) Node.js
2 2 (66.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
3 1 (33.33%) CAML
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Taxonomies
Operating Systems
1 1 (33.33%) VMS
1 1 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) Problem-Solving
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Collaborative Working
2 2 (66.67%) Data Management
2 2 (66.67%) Integration Testing
2 2 (66.67%) OO
2 2 (66.67%) SDLC
3 1 (33.33%) Change Management
3 1 (33.33%) Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Content Management
3 1 (33.33%) Enterprise Search
3 1 (33.33%) Information Architecture
3 1 (33.33%) Metadata Management
3 1 (33.33%) Release Management
3 1 (33.33%) Risk Assessment
3 1 (33.33%) Service Management
3 1 (33.33%) Task Automation
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (66.67%) VB.NET
3 1 (33.33%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft