The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 27 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)
East of England / Cambridgeshire
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 55 72
Rank change year-on-year 0 +17  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 3 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 0.17% 0.51% 0.76%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.60% 1.49% 2.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 3
Median daily rate £300 £500 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -40.00% +53.84%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £357 £350 £318
% change year-on-year +2.07% +10.23%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - £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 Cambridgeshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Cambridgeshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 166 202 283
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Cambridgeshire 28.28% 34.01% 35.87%
Number of daily rates quoted 72 127 187
Median daily rate £375 £400 £340
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -6.25% +17.64%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £325 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £415
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 1 11
Median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £40.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Cambridgeshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Cambridgeshire 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 Cambridgeshire

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Cambridgeshire

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in Cambridgeshire

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 27 June 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridge +3 1 £300 -40.00%
LINQ
East of England

For the 6 months to 27 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 Cambridgeshire 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%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) XSLT
2 5 (83.33%) Microsoft
2 5 (83.33%) NUnit
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) WCF
2 5 (83.33%) Multithreading
2 5 (83.33%) MSTest
2 5 (83.33%) Concurrent Programming
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (33.33%) MVC
4 2 (33.33%) Banking
4 2 (33.33%) ISO 8583
4 2 (33.33%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (33.33%) MSBuild
4 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 1 (16.67%) Node.js
5 1 (16.67%) Angular 2
5 1 (16.67%) Push Notifications
5 1 (16.67%) PowerShell
5 1 (16.67%) WPF
5 1 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) NFC
5 1 (16.67%) Software Engineering

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Cambridgeshire 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 1 (16.67%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) MSTest
1 5 (83.33%) 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 4 (66.67%) C# Developer
3 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) C# WCF Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Software Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Developer
4 1 (16.67%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (16.67%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) .NET Framework
2 5 (83.33%) WCF
2 5 (83.33%) XML
2 5 (83.33%) XSLT
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC
5 1 (16.67%) Angular 2
5 1 (16.67%) AngularJS
5 1 (16.67%) CSS
5 1 (16.67%) Entity Framework
5 1 (16.67%) HTML
5 1 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) Node.js
5 1 (16.67%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (83.33%) Concurrent Programming
1 5 (83.33%) Multithreading
2 2 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (33.33%) MVC
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 1 (16.67%) JavaScript
2 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