The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the North East 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 30 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.

Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
England / North East
3 months to
30 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 83 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the North East 0.14% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.34% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £483 - -
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £335 £325
% change year-on-year +0.74% +3.07%  
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 the North East with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
North East
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 291 250 160
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the North East 40.14% 28.77% 24.65%
Number of daily rates quoted 200 170 94
Median daily rate £375 £330 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +13.63% +10.00%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £288 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £515 £530 £430
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 0 1
Median hourly rate £9.00 - £11.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £41.00 £38.00 £36.00
% change year-on-year +7.89% +5.55%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the North East

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the North East 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 the North East

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the North East

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in the North East

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the North East

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the North East region over the 3 months to 30 March 2017. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Tyne and Wear - 1 £483 -
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 30 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 North East region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 5 (100.00%) VB.NET
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) XML
1 5 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Advertising
1 5 (100.00%) Ajax
1 5 (100.00%) WPF
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
1 5 (100.00%) Sitecore
2 4 (80.00%) Sitecore CMS
2 4 (80.00%) CMS
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) DevOps
4 2 (40.00%) BDD
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
5 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
5 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
5 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in the North East 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
2 4 (80.00%) CMS
2 4 (80.00%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 1 (20.00%) GitHub
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (20.00%) Couchbase
2 1 (20.00%) Hadoop
2 1 (20.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) NoSQL
Development Applications
1 1 (20.00%) Git (software)
General
1 5 (100.00%) Advertising
2 2 (40.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) Sitecore Developer
2 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) Ajax
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) CSS
1 5 (100.00%) HTML
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
1 5 (100.00%) WPF
1 5 (100.00%) XML
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
2 1 (20.00%) RESTful
Miscellaneous
1 1 (20.00%) Data Centre
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Android
1 1 (20.00%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
2 3 (60.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) BDD
3 2 (40.00%) DevOps
4 1 (20.00%) Android Development
4 1 (20.00%) iOS Development
4 1 (20.00%) SDLC
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 5 (100.00%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 5 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 5 (100.00%) Sitecore