The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 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 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
22 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England / East Midlands
Rank 96 86 92
Rank change year-on-year -10 +6  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 11 6
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East Midlands 0.20% 0.68% 0.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.62% 2.69% 1.78%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 3
Median daily rate - £390 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +18.18%  
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 the East Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 481 409 337
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East Midlands 32.77% 25.31% 20.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 280 238 187
Median daily rate £363 £313 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +16.00% -3.84%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £290 £250 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 5 10 2
Median hourly rate £50.00 £35.00 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.85% -  
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 the East Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the East Midlands 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 the East Midlands

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in the East Midlands

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in the East Midlands

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 22 March 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
Northamptonshire - 3 - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

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

1 9 (100.00%) C#
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 8 (88.89%) Entity Framework
3 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
3 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 6 (66.67%) CSS
4 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
4 5 (55.56%) REST
4 5 (55.56%) Web Development
4 5 (55.56%) OWASP
4 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (44.44%) WPF
5 4 (44.44%) Requirements Analysis
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
6 3 (33.33%) Windows
6 3 (33.33%) TDD
6 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
6 3 (33.33%) SDLC
6 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
7 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
7 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
7 1 (11.11%) Ajax
7 1 (11.11%) Marketing
7 1 (11.11%) Service Management
7 1 (11.11%) ITSM
7 1 (11.11%) Advertising
7 1 (11.11%) Migration

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands 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 1 (11.11%) CMS
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (66.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (11.11%) Advertising
1 1 (11.11%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Developer
3 5 (55.56%) .NET Web Developer
3 5 (55.56%) Web Developer
4 3 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 3 (33.33%) C# WPF Developer
4 3 (33.33%) WPF Developer
5 2 (22.22%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (22.22%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (11.11%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 9 (100.00%) .NET
2 8 (88.89%) .NET Framework
2 8 (88.89%) Entity Framework
3 6 (66.67%) CSS
4 5 (55.56%) AngularJS
4 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (55.56%) REST
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 4 (44.44%) WPF
6 1 (11.11%) Ajax
6 1 (11.11%) HTML
6 1 (11.11%) jQuery
6 1 (11.11%) XML
Operating Systems
1 3 (33.33%) Windows
1 3 (33.33%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (100.00%) MVC
2 5 (55.56%) OWASP
2 5 (55.56%) Web Development
3 4 (44.44%) Requirements Analysis
4 3 (33.33%) SDLC
4 3 (33.33%) TDD
5 1 (11.11%) Agile Software Development
5 1 (11.11%) Data Migration
5 1 (11.11%) ITIL
5 1 (11.11%) ITSM
5 1 (11.11%) Migration
5 1 (11.11%) PRINCE2
5 1 (11.11%) Project Management
5 1 (11.11%) Service Management
5 1 (11.11%) System Testing
5 1 (11.11%) Systems Analysis
Programming Languages
1 9 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (11.11%) SQL
3 1 (11.11%) T-SQL
3 1 (11.11%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (33.33%) Security Cleared
2 1 (11.11%) Degree
2 1 (11.11%) MCSD
2 1 (11.11%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 1 (11.11%) Microsoft
1 1 (11.11%) Sitecore