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 23 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
23 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Cambridgeshire / Cambridge
Rank 32 39 37
Rank change year-on-year +7 -2  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 4 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridge 1.30% 1.74% 0.31%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.94% 5.69% 1.06%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 1 1
Median daily rate £225 £350 £288
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -35.71% +21.73%  
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 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 81 123 94
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridge 26.30% 30.60% 29.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 44 78 62
Median daily rate £350 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.10% +4.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £200 £315 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £465 £505 £488
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £50.00 £25.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - +100.00%  
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 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 hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ in Cambridge.

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in Cambridge

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 23 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 Cambridge region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
3 4 (66.67%) WCF
3 4 (66.67%) NUnit
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) XSLT
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) Multithreading
3 4 (66.67%) MSTest
3 4 (66.67%) Concurrent Programming
4 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 2 (33.33%) ISO 8583
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) MySQL
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
4 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (33.33%) MSBuild
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
5 1 (16.67%) Push Notifications

LINQ
Top Related 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 (16.67%) NFC
1 1 (16.67%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 2 (33.33%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MSTest
1 4 (66.67%) NUnit
2 2 (33.33%) MSBuild
2 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) C# WCF Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
3 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
3 1 (16.67%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) WCF
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) XSLT
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) Entity Framework
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) Concurrent Programming
1 4 (66.67%) Multithreading
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
3 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
3 1 (16.67%) Push Notifications
3 1 (16.67%) Regression Testing
3 1 (16.67%) Scrum
3 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (33.33%) JavaScript
3 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (33.33%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
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