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 3 months to 25 April 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
3 months to
25 Apr 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 55 - 69
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 0 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 0.52% - 0.14%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.95% - 0.52%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 0 1
Median daily rate £320 - £275
UK excluding London median daily rate £345 £350 £315
% change year-on-year -1.42% +11.11%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £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 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 154 134 194
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Hertfordshire 26.64% 17.89% 27.17%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 82 102
Median daily rate £365 £375 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.66% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £305 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £538 £475
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year - +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 4 1
Median hourly rate - £11.00 £40.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year - -72.50%  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.50 £37.50 £36.25
% change year-on-year +10.66% +3.44%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Hertfordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Hertfordshire 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 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 25 April 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) HTML
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) CSS
1 11 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 11 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (90.91%) WCF
2 10 (90.91%) MVC
2 10 (90.91%) XML
2 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET Web API
3 8 (72.73%) IIS
3 8 (72.73%) XSLT
4 7 (63.64%) SQL Server 2012
4 7 (63.64%) Relational Database
5 6 (54.55%) SOLID
5 6 (54.55%) REST
5 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (54.55%) TDD
5 6 (54.55%) NHibernate
5 6 (54.55%) OOP
5 6 (54.55%) OO
5 6 (54.55%) Scrum
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
5 6 (54.55%) XSL
5 6 (54.55%) VBScript
5 6 (54.55%) SOAP

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 8 (72.73%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (36.36%) TCP/IP
2 2 (18.18%) DNS
2 2 (18.18%) IMAP
2 2 (18.18%) Internet
2 2 (18.18%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 10 (90.91%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) Relational Database
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (9.09%) MySQL
4 1 (9.09%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 5 (45.45%) Atlassian Bamboo
1 5 (45.45%) FxCop
1 5 (45.45%) Git (software)
1 5 (45.45%) ReSharper
1 5 (45.45%) StyleCop
2 4 (36.36%) JIRA
2 4 (36.36%) Moq
2 4 (36.36%) Visual Studio
3 2 (18.18%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 10 (90.91%) .NET Developer
3 8 (72.73%) C# Developer
4 7 (63.64%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (27.27%) ASP.NET Developer
6 3 (27.27%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 2 (18.18%) C# WCF Developer
7 2 (18.18%) WCF Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 11 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 11 (100.00%) CSS
1 11 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 11 (100.00%) HTML
2 10 (90.91%) ASP.NET Web API
2 10 (90.91%) WCF
2 10 (90.91%) XML
3 8 (72.73%) XSLT
4 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC
4 6 (54.55%) NHibernate
4 6 (54.55%) REST
4 6 (54.55%) SOAP
4 6 (54.55%) XSL
5 5 (45.45%) ADO.NET
5 5 (45.45%) AutoMapper
5 5 (45.45%) Dapper ORM
5 5 (45.45%) jQuery
6 4 (36.36%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 4 (36.36%) Contactless
1 4 (36.36%) EMV
2 2 (18.18%) W3C
Operating Systems
1 2 (18.18%) Windows
1 2 (18.18%) Windows Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 10 (90.91%) Agile Software Development
1 10 (90.91%) MVC
2 6 (54.55%) OO
2 6 (54.55%) OOP
2 6 (54.55%) Scrum
2 6 (54.55%) SOLID
2 6 (54.55%) TDD
3 5 (45.45%) BDD
3 5 (45.45%) Code Coverage
3 5 (45.45%) Dependency Injection
3 5 (45.45%) Refactoring
4 4 (36.36%) E-Commerce
5 2 (18.18%) SDLC
6 1 (9.09%) API Development
6 1 (9.09%) Multithreading
6 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (54.55%) VBScript
3 4 (36.36%) SQL
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
2 5 (45.45%) Atlassian