Period
to 22 July 2017

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 22 July 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)
East of England > Hertfordshire
6 months to
22 Jul 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 82 - 104
Rank change year-on-year - +104 -14
Contract jobs citing LINQ 7 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.55% - 0.43%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.20% - 1.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 0 5
Hertfordshire median daily rate £325 - £325
10th Percentile £309 - £283
90th Percentile £388 - £346
East of England median daily rate £320 £350 £330
% change year-on-year -8.57% +6.06% +1.54%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Hertfordshire median hourly rate - - -
East of England median hourly rate - - -

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 Hertfordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Hertfordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 318 260 419
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 24.79% 18.60% 25.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 157 225
Hertfordshire median daily rate £413 £400 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +3.13% +6.67% +2.74%
10th Percentile £242 £288 £271
90th Percentile £575 £525 £500
East of England median daily rate £420 £400 £375
% change year-on-year +5.00% +6.67% +5.63%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 4 8
Hertfordshire median hourly rate £15.00 £10.50 £21.72
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +42.86% -51.65% -39.67%
East of England median hourly rate £40.00 £33.05 £36.13
% change year-on-year +21.03% -8.51% +0.35%

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

For the 6 months to 22 July 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 Hertfordshire region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) HTML
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 7 (100.00%) CSS
1 7 (100.00%) XML
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (100.00%) WCF
1 7 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 5 (71.43%) XSLT
2 5 (71.43%) IIS
3 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
3 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
3 4 (57.14%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (57.14%) LINQ to SQL
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (57.14%) Ajax
3 4 (57.14%) jQuery
4 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
4 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
4 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
4 3 (42.86%) NHibernate
4 3 (42.86%) Atlassian

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 5 (71.43%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 2 (28.57%) DNS
1 2 (28.57%) IMAP
1 2 (28.57%) Internet
1 2 (28.57%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (42.86%) SQL Server 2014
3 2 (28.57%) Relational Database
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) Atlassian Bamboo
2 3 (42.86%) FxCop
2 3 (42.86%) Git (software)
2 3 (42.86%) JIRA
2 3 (42.86%) Moq
2 3 (42.86%) ReSharper
2 3 (42.86%) StyleCop
3 2 (28.57%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) C# Developer
3 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
4 2 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
5 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 7 (100.00%) ASP.NET
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%) WCF
1 7 (100.00%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) XSLT
3 4 (57.14%) Ajax
3 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (57.14%) jQuery
3 4 (57.14%) KnockoutJS
3 4 (57.14%) LINQ to SQL
3 4 (57.14%) Web Services
4 3 (42.86%) AutoMapper
4 3 (42.86%) Dapper ORM
4 3 (42.86%) NHibernate
4 3 (42.86%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 2 (28.57%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) BDD
2 3 (42.86%) Code Coverage
2 3 (42.86%) Dependency Injection
2 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
2 3 (42.86%) OO
2 3 (42.86%) OOP
2 3 (42.86%) Refactoring
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) SOLID
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Unit Testing
3 2 (28.57%) SDLC
4 1 (14.29%) API Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (57.14%) SQL
3 3 (42.86%) VBScript
4 2 (28.57%) VB
Vendors
1 7 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (42.86%) Atlassian