The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 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 22 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)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 35 41 53
Rank change year-on-year +6 +12  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 0.33% 1.09% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 3.23% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 2
Median daily rate £300 £425 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -29.41% +36.00%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £357 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.07% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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 Cambridge with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cambridge
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 76 124 153
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 25.08% 33.88% 34.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 37 86 124
Median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £500 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 0 8
Median hourly rate £37.50 - £37.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridge

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridge 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 Cambridge

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Cambridge

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for contractor hourly rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 22 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) XSLT
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
1 5 (100.00%) NUnit
1 5 (100.00%) Multithreading
1 5 (100.00%) MSTest
1 5 (100.00%) Concurrent Programming
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
3 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 2 (40.00%) MSBuild
3 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (40.00%) Banking
3 2 (40.00%) ISO 8583
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
4 1 (20.00%) NFC
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
4 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
4 1 (20.00%) Scrum
4 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
4 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
4 1 (20.00%) SMPP
4 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
4 1 (20.00%) Push Notifications

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridge 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:

Communications & Networking
1 1 (20.00%) NFC
1 1 (20.00%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (100.00%) MSTest
1 5 (100.00%) NUnit
2 2 (40.00%) MSBuild
2 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (20.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (40.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) C# Developer
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 1 (20.00%) C# Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) C# WCF Developer
2 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Developer
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Developer
2 1 (20.00%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) XSLT
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Framework
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (20.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) Concurrent Programming
1 5 (100.00%) Multithreading
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Push Notifications
3 1 (20.00%) Regression Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 1 (20.00%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (40.00%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (20.00%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft