The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in South Wales 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 22 June 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)
Wales / South Wales
3 months to
22 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 32 - 60
Rank change year-on-year - 0  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 22 0 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 4.10% - 0.68%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 16.18% - 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 21 0 4
Median daily rate £375 - £298
90% offered a daily rate of more than £338 - £295
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 - £304
UK excluding London median daily rate £357 £350 £325
% change year-on-year +2.07% +7.69%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £34.00

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 South Wales with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
South Wales
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 136 126 210
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in South Wales 25.37% 26.30% 35.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 106 98 166
Median daily rate £370 £388 £388
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -4.51% -  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £313 £296 £274
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 1 0
Median hourly rate £16.50 £41.50 -
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -60.24% -  
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £38.89
% change year-on-year +18.05% -7.41%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in South Wales 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 South Wales

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in South Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in South Wales

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in South Wales

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the South Wales region over the 3 months to 22 June 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
Cardiff - 22 £375 -
LINQ
Wales

For the 6 months to 22 June 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 South Wales region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 23 (100.00%) C#
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 22 (95.65%) SQL
3 21 (91.30%) Visual Studio
3 21 (91.30%) OOP
3 21 (91.30%) .NET Framework
3 21 (91.30%) Unit Testing
3 21 (91.30%) Team Foundation Server
3 21 (91.30%) Entity Framework
4 20 (86.96%) Windows
4 20 (86.96%) RDBMS
4 20 (86.96%) Relational Database
5 19 (82.61%) WCF
6 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
7 16 (69.57%) Oracle Database 11g
7 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
7 16 (69.57%) Oracle9i Database
7 16 (69.57%) WinForms
7 16 (69.57%) PL/SQL
7 16 (69.57%) Oracle
7 16 (69.57%) Oracle Database
8 15 (65.22%) Code First Entity Framework
8 15 (65.22%) Oracle Forms
9 13 (56.52%) Scrum
9 13 (56.52%) Informatics
10 12 (52.17%) MSBuild
10 12 (52.17%) UML
11 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
12 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
12 9 (39.13%) MVC

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in South Wales 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 2 (8.70%) CMS
1 2 (8.70%) SharePoint
1 2 (8.70%) Sitecore CMS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 20 (86.96%) RDBMS
1 20 (86.96%) Relational Database
2 16 (69.57%) Oracle Database
2 16 (69.57%) Oracle Database 11g
2 16 (69.57%) Oracle9i Database
3 6 (26.09%) SQL Server
4 3 (13.04%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 21 (91.30%) Team Foundation Server
1 21 (91.30%) Visual Studio
2 15 (65.22%) Oracle Forms
3 12 (52.17%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (8.70%) Advertising
2 1 (4.35%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 22 (95.65%) Developer
2 17 (73.91%) .NET Developer
3 7 (30.43%) SQL Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Oracle Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Senior Developer
4 6 (26.09%) Software Developer
5 5 (21.74%) Senior Software Developer
6 4 (17.39%) .NET Software Developer
6 4 (17.39%) Oracle Forms Developer
7 3 (13.04%) C# .NET Developer
7 3 (13.04%) C# Developer
7 3 (13.04%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (13.04%) Senior .NET Software Developer
8 2 (8.70%) Senior Oracle Developer
8 2 (8.70%) Sitecore Developer
8 2 (8.70%) WinForms Developer
9 1 (4.35%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Developer/Software Engineer
9 1 (4.35%) Senior Sitecore Developer
9 1 (4.35%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 23 (100.00%) .NET
2 21 (91.30%) .NET Framework
2 21 (91.30%) Entity Framework
3 19 (82.61%) WCF
4 16 (69.57%) WinForms
5 15 (65.22%) Code First Entity Framework
6 9 (39.13%) ASP.NET
7 8 (34.78%) jQuery
8 6 (26.09%) AngularJS
8 6 (26.09%) ASP.NET Web Forms
8 6 (26.09%) SOAP
8 6 (26.09%) Web Services
9 3 (13.04%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (8.70%) Ajax
10 2 (8.70%) CSS
10 2 (8.70%) HTML
10 2 (8.70%) WPF
10 2 (8.70%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 7 (30.43%) NHS
2 1 (4.35%) Greenfield Project
Operating Systems
1 20 (86.96%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (91.30%) OOP
1 21 (91.30%) Unit Testing
2 17 (73.91%) Agile Software Development
3 13 (56.52%) Informatics
3 13 (56.52%) Scrum
4 12 (52.17%) UML
5 11 (47.83%) Test Automation
6 9 (39.13%) MVC
7 8 (34.78%) MVVM
8 1 (4.35%) Health Informatics
8 1 (4.35%) OO
8 1 (4.35%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 23 (100.00%) C#
2 22 (95.65%) SQL
3 16 (69.57%) PL/SQL
4 2 (8.70%) JavaScript
4 2 (8.70%) T-SQL
5 1 (4.35%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 7 (30.43%) Degree
2 2 (8.70%) BPSS Clearance
3 1 (4.35%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (8.70%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 16 (69.57%) Microsoft
1 16 (69.57%) Oracle
2 2 (8.70%) HP
2 2 (8.70%) Sitecore