The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Essex 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 26 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
26 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 48 51
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 6 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Essex - 1.32% 0.22%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 4.92% 0.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 6 1
Median daily rate - £356 £450
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -20.83%  
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 Essex with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Essex
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 147 122 155
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Essex 35.77% 26.87% 34.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 108 68 84
Median daily rate £447 £363 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +23.31% -9.37%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £225 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 6 19
Median hourly rate £37.00 £36.50 £36.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +1.36% +1.38%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.00 £36.50 £23.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £52.00 £62.50 £40.00
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 Essex

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Essex 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 Essex

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Essex