The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Bristol 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 25 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
South West / Bristol
Rank 69 - 71
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Bristol 0.12% - 0.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.43% - 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £400
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 Bristol with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Bristol
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 232 201 192
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Bristol 28.19% 22.21% 22.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 154 140 138
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £320 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £413 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 12 1
Median hourly rate £41.75 £35.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +19.28% -12.50%  
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 Bristol

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Bristol 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 Bristol

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Bristol

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Bristol region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Advertising
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 3 (75.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) Telerik
4 1 (25.00%) CMS
4 1 (25.00%) Scrum
4 1 (25.00%) Finance
4 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
4 1 (25.00%) Sitecore

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol 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 3 (75.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (25.00%) CMS
2 1 (25.00%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Office 365
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (50.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (75.00%) Advertising
2 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior Developer
3 1 (25.00%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 3 (75.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
3 2 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) CSS
3 2 (50.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) AngularJS
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) Entity Framework
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 1 (25.00%) Middleware
4 1 (25.00%) NHibernate
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) WPF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 1 (25.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (25.00%) MVVM
3 1 (25.00%) OOP
3 1 (25.00%) Portfolio Management
3 1 (25.00%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 3 (75.00%) C#
1 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 1 (25.00%) T-SQL
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 3 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (25.00%) Sitecore
2 1 (25.00%) Telerik