Period
to 16 July 2018

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Merseyside 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 16 July 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)
North West > Merseyside
6 months to
16 Jul 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 42 59 60
Rank change year-on-year +17 +1 -
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 3 2
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 0.22% 0.47% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.99% 1.35% 1.19%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 3 0
Merseyside median daily rate £475 £325 -
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +46.15% - -
North West median daily rate £375 £317 £328
% change year-on-year +18.20% -3.13% -1.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Merseyside median hourly rate - - -
North West median hourly rate - - -

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Merseyside
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 101 223 168
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Merseyside 22.54% 35.01% 25.23%
Number of daily rates quoted 71 158 117
Merseyside median daily rate £400 £363 £368
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.34% -1.49% +9.44%
10th Percentile £282 £263 £290
90th Percentile £513 £488 £553
North West median daily rate £400 £400 £385
% change year-on-year - +3.90% +2.67%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 1
Merseyside median hourly rate £15.00 - £18.80
North West median hourly rate £35.00 £40.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year -12.50% +11.11% -0.69%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Merseyside

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

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in Merseyside

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Merseyside

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Merseyside

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Merseyside

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Merseyside region over the 6 months to 16 July 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
St Helens - 1 £475 -
LINQ
North West

For the 6 months to 16 July 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the Merseyside region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
1 1 (100.00%) Razor View Engine
1 1 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Merseyside 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:

Cloud Services
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (100.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (100.00%) Bitbucket
1 1 (100.00%) Cucumber
1 1 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 1 (100.00%) JIRA
1 1 (100.00%) MSBuild
1 1 (100.00%) SpecFlow
1 1 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) CSS
1 1 (100.00%) Gherkin
1 1 (100.00%) HTML
1 1 (100.00%) JSON
1 1 (100.00%) Razor View Engine
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) BDD
1 1 (100.00%) DevOps
1 1 (100.00%) Kanban
1 1 (100.00%) Scrum
1 1 (100.00%) TDD
1 1 (100.00%) Test Automation
1 1 (100.00%) Test Management
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 1 (100.00%) PowerShell
1 1 (100.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft