Period
to 21 January 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 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 21 January 2018 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 > Hertfordshire
6 months to
21 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 92 83 94
Rank change year-on-year -9 +11 -6
Contract jobs citing LINQ 7 10 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.46% 0.72% 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.86% 2.80% 0.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 4 2
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 £400 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -18.75% +23.08% -9.15%
10th Percentile £313 £323 £313
90th Percentile £344 £425 £338
East of England median daily rate £350 £338 £340
% change year-on-year +3.70% -0.74% -6.85%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - £11.60 -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Hertfordshire
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 376 357 327
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 24.77% 25.68% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 202 211 171
Hertfordshire median daily rate £425 £425 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.33% -
10th Percentile £313 £270 £225
90th Percentile £569 £538 £575
East of England median daily rate £425 £400 £388
% change year-on-year +6.25% +3.23% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 5 7
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £12.50 £37.50 £35.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -66.67% +7.14% -6.67%
10th Percentile £11.25 £31.15 £11.25
90th Percentile £13.75 £44.18 £42.25
East of England median hourly rate £43.75 £37.50 £39.75
% change year-on-year +16.67% -5.66% -1.85%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in Hertfordshire

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Hertfordshire

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Hertfordshire region over the 6 months to 21 January 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Hemel Hempstead - 4 £325 -
Hertford -2 2 £325 -
Watford - 1 £325 -
LINQ
East of England

For the 6 months to 21 January 2018, 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 7 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) W3C
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) Ajax
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 7 (100.00%) LINQ to SQL
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 7 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 7 (100.00%) SDLC
1 7 (100.00%) API Development
1 7 (100.00%) RequireJS
2 6 (85.71%) KnockoutJS
2 6 (85.71%) WCF
2 6 (85.71%) Windows

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Hertfordshire 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 4 (57.14%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (57.14%) DNS
1 4 (57.14%) IMAP
1 4 (57.14%) Internet
1 4 (57.14%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) Relational Database
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 7 (100.00%) Visual Studio
2 5 (71.43%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Finance
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) .NET Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Full Stack Developer
3 4 (57.14%) C# .NET Developer
3 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
4 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (100.00%) Ajax
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) jQuery
1 7 (100.00%) LINQ to SQL
1 7 (100.00%) RequireJS
1 7 (100.00%) Web Services
1 7 (100.00%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) KnockoutJS
2 6 (85.71%) WCF
3 1 (14.29%) JSON
Miscellaneous
1 7 (100.00%) W3C
2 1 (14.29%) User Experience
Operating Systems
1 6 (85.71%) Windows
2 4 (57.14%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) API Development
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
1 7 (100.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft