Period
to 19 October 2018

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 6 months to 19 October 2018 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
6 months to
19 Oct 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 91 45 84
Rank change year-on-year -46 +39 +13
Contract jobs citing LINQ 13 32 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 0.95% 3.45% 0.090%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.74% 12.50% 0.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 11 28 1
South Wales median daily rate £375 £374 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +0.33% +6.79% +14.75%
10th Percentile £205 £191 £325
90th Percentile £500 £400 £375
Wales median daily rate £375 £374 £350
% change year-on-year +0.33% +6.79% +14.75%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 1 0
South Wales median hourly rate - £23.14 -
Wales median hourly rate - £23.14 -

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 South Wales with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
South Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 474 256 276
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 34.75% 27.59% 24.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 370 194 199
South Wales median daily rate £413 £375 £415
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +10.00% -9.64% +10.67%
10th Percentile £313 £250 £275
90th Percentile £538 £488 £538
Wales median daily rate £416 £395 £425
% change year-on-year +5.38% -7.06% +14.48%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 2 1
South Wales median hourly rate £21.75 £21.57 £21.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +0.81% +0.33% +34.38%
Wales median hourly rate £21.75 £21.57 £21.50
% change year-on-year +0.81% +0.33% -14.85%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in South Wales

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

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in South Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in South Wales over the 6 months to 19 October 2018.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 6 months to 19 October 2018. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cardiff -41 13 £375 +0.33% 4
LINQ
Wales

For the 6 months to 19 October 2018, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the South Wales region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 13 (100.00%) SQL
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 13 (100.00%) MVC
1 13 (100.00%) NUnit
1 13 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 13 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 13 (100.00%) MSTest
1 13 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET MVC
2 12 (92.31%) Xamarin
2 12 (92.31%) Android Development
2 12 (92.31%) iOS Development
2 12 (92.31%) Relational Database
2 12 (92.31%) Apple iOS
2 12 (92.31%) Android
2 12 (92.31%) OOP
2 12 (92.31%) RDBMS
2 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET
3 11 (84.62%) Windows
3 11 (84.62%) XAML
3 11 (84.62%) Mentoring
3 11 (84.62%) WPF
4 10 (76.92%) Coaching
5 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
6 6 (46.15%) Degree
7 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
7 5 (38.46%) Mobile Application Development
8 3 (23.08%) NHS
9 2 (15.38%) Informatics

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:

Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (92.31%) RDBMS
1 12 (92.31%) Relational Database
2 1 (7.69%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 13 (100.00%) MSTest
1 13 (100.00%) NUnit
Job Titles
1 12 (92.31%) Developer
2 8 (61.54%) .NET Developer
3 5 (38.46%) Lead Developer
3 5 (38.46%) SQL Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Lead Software Developer
4 3 (23.08%) Software Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Lead .NET Developer
5 2 (15.38%) Xamarin Developer
6 1 (7.69%) .NET Software Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Agile .NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Agile Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Android Developer
6 1 (7.69%) ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C# .NET Developer
6 1 (7.69%) C# Developer
6 1 (7.69%) iOS Android Developer
6 1 (7.69%) iOS Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Lead C# Developer
6 1 (7.69%) Lead Software Engineer
6 1 (7.69%) Mobile Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 13 (100.00%) .NET
1 13 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 13 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET
2 12 (92.31%) ASP.NET MVC
3 11 (84.62%) WPF
4 1 (7.69%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 5 (38.46%) Mobile App
2 3 (23.08%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 12 (92.31%) Android
1 12 (92.31%) Apple iOS
2 11 (84.62%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (100.00%) MVC
1 13 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 12 (92.31%) Android Development
2 12 (92.31%) iOS Development
2 12 (92.31%) OOP
3 11 (84.62%) Mentoring
4 10 (76.92%) Coaching
5 8 (61.54%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (38.46%) Mobile Application Development
7 2 (15.38%) Decision-Making
7 2 (15.38%) Health Informatics
7 2 (15.38%) Informatics
7 2 (15.38%) Mobile Development
7 2 (15.38%) Service Delivery
8 1 (7.69%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 13 (100.00%) SQL
2 11 (84.62%) XAML
3 2 (15.38%) C#
Qualifications
1 6 (46.15%) Degree
2 1 (7.69%) BPSS Clearance
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (7.69%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 13 (100.00%) Microsoft
2 12 (92.31%) Xamarin
3 1 (7.69%) Apple