Period
to 19 November 2017

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 6 months to 19 November 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
6 months to
19 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 85 96 110
Rank change year-on-year +11 +14 -7
Contract jobs citing LINQ 5 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 0.40% 0.14% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.60% 0.67% 0.69%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 3
Reading median daily rate £494 £363 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +36.21% +16.00% -21.88%
10th Percentile £282 £329 £276
90th Percentile £529 £386 £344
Berkshire median daily rate £481 £363 £313
% change year-on-year +32.76% +16.00% -21.38%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Reading median hourly rate - - -
Berkshire 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 Reading with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Reading
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 313 300 435
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Reading 24.98% 20.41% 22.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 216 177 335
Reading median daily rate £400 £400 £417
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -4.08% +7.61%
10th Percentile £304 £275 £281
90th Percentile £525 £488 £547
Berkshire median daily rate £400 £400 £400
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 7 10
Reading median hourly rate £15.00 £19.61 £50.28
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -23.51% -60.99% +164.61%
10th Percentile £10.75 £12.40 £15.73
90th Percentile £47.50 £28.00 £55.55
Berkshire median hourly rate £32.00 £19.61 £37.25
% change year-on-year +63.18% -47.36% +96.05%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Reading

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

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

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Reading

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in Reading over the 6 months to 19 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LINQ in Reading

For the 6 months to 19 November 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 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 4 (80.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Sitecore
3 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
3 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
3 3 (60.00%) Customer Engagement
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
3 3 (60.00%) SDLC
4 2 (40.00%) Data-Driven Marketing
4 2 (40.00%) Marketing
4 2 (40.00%) Middleware
4 2 (40.00%) Presales
5 1 (20.00%) Lambda Expressions
5 1 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) Windows
5 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
5 1 (20.00%) IIS
5 1 (20.00%) WCF
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
5 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
5 1 (20.00%) MVC
5 1 (20.00%) CMS
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
5 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control

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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (20.00%) CMS
1 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) Sitecore CMS
Cloud Services
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (60.00%) MongoDB
2 1 (20.00%) SQL Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 3 (60.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Architect
2 2 (40.00%) Sitecore Architect
3 1 (20.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Angular Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Sitecore Consultant
3 1 (20.00%) Sitecore Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
2 2 (40.00%) Middleware
3 1 (20.00%) Ajax
3 1 (20.00%) AngularJS
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET 2.0
3 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET Web API
3 1 (20.00%) CSS
3 1 (20.00%) Lambda Expressions
3 1 (20.00%) LINQ to SQL
3 1 (20.00%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (20.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (60.00%) Customer Engagement
1 3 (60.00%) SDLC
1 3 (60.00%) Waterfall
2 2 (40.00%) Data-Driven Marketing
2 2 (40.00%) Presales
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Delivery
3 1 (20.00%) Inversion of Control
3 1 (20.00%) Matrix Organization
3 1 (20.00%) MVC
3 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
Programming Languages
1 4 (80.00%) C#
1 4 (80.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 4 (80.00%) Microsoft
2 3 (60.00%) Sitecore