The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 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 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
25 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
North West / Lancashire
Rank 31 - 42
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 0 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Lancashire 0.95% - 0.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 4.00% - 3.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Median daily rate £342 - -
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 Lancashire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Lancashire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 50 100 93
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Lancashire 23.81% 23.20% 24.47%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 52 56
Median daily rate £325 £413 £380
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -21.21% +8.55%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £253 £263 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £465 £529
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 12 25 4
Median hourly rate £55.00 £38.00 £46.05
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +44.73% -17.47%  
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 Lancashire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Lancashire 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 Lancashire

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Lancashire

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 25 March 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 Lancashire region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) ADO.NET
3 3 (60.00%) Classic ASP
3 3 (60.00%) VB.NET
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) WCF
3 3 (60.00%) LINQ to SQL
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
4 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
4 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
4 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
4 2 (40.00%) WPF
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire 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 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
1 1 (20.00%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 2 (40.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 2 (40.00%) Advertising
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 4 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Full Stack Developer
3 1 (20.00%) VB.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) ADO.NET
3 3 (60.00%) Classic ASP
3 3 (60.00%) LINQ to SQL
3 3 (60.00%) WCF
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) WPF
5 1 (20.00%) Ajax
5 1 (20.00%) HTML5
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
2 2 (40.00%) ITIL
2 2 (40.00%) Web Application Development
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (60.00%) VB.NET
4 2 (40.00%) VB
5 1 (20.00%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (40.00%) HNC
1 2 (40.00%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
2 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft