The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 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 24 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
24 Mar 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
West Midlands / Shropshire
Rank 34 - -
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Shropshire 0.55% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.79% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Median daily rate £350 - -
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 Shropshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Shropshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 56 162 69
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Shropshire 30.94% 37.16% 37.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 35 46 41
Median daily rate £475 £488 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -2.56% +21.87%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £350 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £525 £532
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Median hourly rate £34.38 - -
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 Shropshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Shropshire 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 Shropshire

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Shropshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Shropshire

LINQ
Top 12 Related IT Skills in Shropshire

For the 6 months to 24 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 Shropshire region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 1 (100.00%) C#
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Shropshire 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 (100.00%) SharePoint
General
1 1 (100.00%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 1 (100.00%) Developer
1 1 (100.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1 (100.00%) .NET
1 1 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 1 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 1 (100.00%) Entity Framework
Miscellaneous
1 1 (100.00%) Computer Science
Processes & Methodologies
1 1 (100.00%) MVC
Programming Languages
1 1 (100.00%) C#
Qualifications
1 1 (100.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (100.00%) Microsoft