The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Reading 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 29 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)
Berkshire / Reading
3 months to
29 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 67 71
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 5 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading - 0.49% 0.40%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 2.15% 1.57%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 3 1
Median daily rate - £475 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +46.15%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £338 £343 £325
% change year-on-year -1.45% +5.38%  
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 Reading with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Reading
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 136 233 255
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Reading 20.67% 22.93% 25.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 80 147 168
Median daily rate £400 £400 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +14.28%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £350 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £500 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 4 1
Median hourly rate £15.00 £9.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +66.66% -52.63%  
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 Reading

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Reading 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 Reading

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Reading

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Reading

For the 6 months to 29 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 Reading region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 2 (100.00%) Grunt
1 2 (100.00%) Bower
1 2 (100.00%) Wireframes

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Reading 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 2 (100.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (100.00%) Azure SQL Database
1 2 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Bower
1 2 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (100.00%) Grunt
1 2 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) C# Developer
1 2 (100.00%) C# Programmer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Full Stack Developer
1 2 (100.00%) HTML Developer
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript Developer
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript Engineer
1 2 (100.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) CSS3
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) HTML5
1 2 (100.00%) jQuery
1 2 (100.00%) Node.js
1 2 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Project Management
1 2 (100.00%) Time Management
1 2 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 2 (100.00%) Web Development
1 2 (100.00%) Wireframes
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL