Period
to 15 December 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Cheshire 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 15 December 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)
North West > Cheshire
6 months to
15 Dec 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 88 112
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 4 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire - 0.29% 0.095%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.13% 0.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 4 1
Cheshire median daily rate - £288 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.69% +3.57%
North West median daily rate £375 £325 £333
% change year-on-year +15.38% -2.26% +2.31%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Cheshire median hourly rate - - -
North West 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 Cheshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Cheshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 361 354 521
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Cheshire 27.12% 25.95% 24.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 261 268 379
Cheshire median daily rate £400 £388 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.23% -3.13% +14.29%
10th Percentile £265 £256 £299
90th Percentile £545 £500 £530
North West median daily rate £400 £388 £388
% change year-on-year +3.23% - +14.81%
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 3 19
Cheshire median hourly rate £35.00 £32.50 £17.33
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.69% +87.54% -49.03%
10th Percentile £31.60 £31.25 £16.16
90th Percentile £38.75 £38.35 £17.77
North West median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £32.57
% change year-on-year +6.67% +15.14% -1.06%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Cheshire

Job postings citing LINQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in Cheshire.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in Cheshire

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Cheshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Cheshire