The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the East of England 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)
England / East of England
3 months to
27 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 127 123 139
Rank change year-on-year -4 +16  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 6 9 10
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the East of England 0.26% 0.35% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.82% 1.34% 1.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 7
Median daily rate £348 £348 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +6.92%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £315 £315
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £410 £375
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 the East of England with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
East of England
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 731 670 819
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the East of England 31.24% 26.38% 27.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 452 422 497
Median daily rate £400 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £250 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £538 £500 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 20 30
Median hourly rate £41.50 £31.27 £38.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +32.71% -17.71%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £35.00 £27.50 £20.94
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £62.50 £36.00 £45.00
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 the East of England

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

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in the East of England

LINQ
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

Contractor hourly rate trend for LINQ in the East of England

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England 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
Hertfordshire - 4 £348 - 4
Cambridgeshire 0 1 £300 -40.00%
Bedfordshire - 1 £425 -
LINQ
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 East of England region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 16 (100.00%) C#
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
2 15 (93.75%) .NET Framework
3 12 (75.00%) WCF
3 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 11 (68.75%) ASP.NET
4 11 (68.75%) XML
4 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
5 10 (62.50%) MVC
6 9 (56.25%) XSLT
6 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
6 9 (56.25%) Entity Framework
7 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
7 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
7 8 (50.00%) CSS
8 7 (43.75%) HTML
8 7 (43.75%) jQuery
8 7 (43.75%) Multithreading
9 6 (37.50%) NUnit
9 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
9 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
10 5 (31.25%) MSTest
10 5 (31.25%) KnockoutJS
10 5 (31.25%) Concurrent Programming
10 5 (31.25%) IIS
10 5 (31.25%) SQL
10 5 (31.25%) Web Services
11 4 (25.00%) TDD
11 4 (25.00%) Ajax

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in the East of England 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 5 (31.25%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) DNS
1 2 (12.50%) IMAP
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
1 2 (12.50%) SMTP
2 1 (6.25%) NFC
2 1 (6.25%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 15 (93.75%) SQL Server
2 2 (12.50%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2012
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server 2014
3 1 (6.25%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 6 (37.50%) NUnit
1 6 (37.50%) Team Foundation Server
1 6 (37.50%) Visual Studio
2 5 (31.25%) MSTest
3 3 (18.75%) Git (software)
4 2 (12.50%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 2 (12.50%) FxCop
4 2 (12.50%) JIRA
4 2 (12.50%) Moq
4 2 (12.50%) MSBuild
4 2 (12.50%) ReSharper
4 2 (12.50%) StyleCop
5 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
General
1 2 (12.50%) Banking
2 1 (6.25%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 15 (93.75%) Developer
2 11 (68.75%) C# Developer
3 10 (62.50%) .NET Developer
4 6 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 2 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Developer
5 2 (12.50%) SQL Server Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) C# WCF Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Lead .NET Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Lead Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Software Engineer
6 1 (6.25%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 15 (93.75%) .NET Framework
3 12 (75.00%) WCF
4 11 (68.75%) ASP.NET
4 11 (68.75%) XML
5 9 (56.25%) Entity Framework
5 9 (56.25%) XSLT
6 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (50.00%) ASP.NET Web API
6 8 (50.00%) CSS
7 7 (43.75%) HTML
7 7 (43.75%) jQuery
8 5 (31.25%) KnockoutJS
8 5 (31.25%) Web Services
9 4 (25.00%) Ajax
9 4 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL
10 3 (18.75%) NHibernate
11 2 (12.50%) SOAP
11 2 (12.50%) WPF
11 2 (12.50%) XSL
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) W3C
2 1 (6.25%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (6.25%) Computer Science
2 1 (6.25%) Greenfield Project
2 1 (6.25%) N-Tier
Operating Systems
1 2 (12.50%) Windows
1 2 (12.50%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (68.75%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) MVC
3 7 (43.75%) Multithreading
4 5 (31.25%) Concurrent Programming
5 4 (25.00%) Scrum
5 4 (25.00%) TDD
6 3 (18.75%) OO
7 2 (12.50%) BDD
7 2 (12.50%) Code Coverage
7 2 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
7 2 (12.50%) OOP
7 2 (12.50%) Refactoring
7 2 (12.50%) SDLC
7 2 (12.50%) SOLID
7 2 (12.50%) Unit Testing
8 1 (6.25%) API Development
8 1 (6.25%) Push Notifications
8 1 (6.25%) Regression Testing
8 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
8 1 (6.25%) Waterfall
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (56.25%) JavaScript
3 5 (31.25%) SQL
4 2 (12.50%) VBScript
5 1 (6.25%) PowerShell
5 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VB
Qualifications
1 1 (6.25%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (6.25%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) ISO 8583
Systems Management
1 1 (6.25%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
Vendors
1 12 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Atlassian