Period
to 16 January 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 16 January 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
16 Jan 2018
Same period 2017 Same period 2016
Rank 65 86 104
Rank change year-on-year +21 +18 -16
Contract jobs citing LINQ 16 2 4
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 1.53% 0.18% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.78% 0.65% 0.93%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 2 4
South Wales median daily rate £380 £400 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.00% - +60.00%
10th Percentile £357 £335 £227
90th Percentile £420 £465 £438
Wales median daily rate £375 £400 £400
% change year-on-year -6.25% - +60.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
South Wales median hourly rate - - -
Wales 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 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 277 310 429
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in South Wales 26.51% 28.41% 34.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 197 229 344
South Wales median daily rate £400 £423 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -5.33% +16.55% +3.57%
10th Percentile £268 £200 £268
90th Percentile £525 £538 £484
Wales median daily rate £405 £425 £363
% change year-on-year -4.71% +17.24% +3.57%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
South Wales median hourly rate £55.00 £21.50 £16.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +155.81% +34.38% -44.35%
10th Percentile £32.50 £21.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £77.50 £21.50 £60.25
Wales median hourly rate £55.00 £20.30 £25.25
% change year-on-year +170.90% -19.59% +6.32%

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
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 16 January 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 +3 16 £380 -5.00%
LINQ
Wales

For the 6 months to 16 January 2018, 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 16 (100.00%) .NET
1 16 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft
1 16 (100.00%) MVC
1 16 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 16 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 16 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 15 (93.75%) MSTest
2 15 (93.75%) Unit Testing
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (93.75%) NUnit
2 15 (93.75%) OOP
2 15 (93.75%) SQL
3 13 (81.25%) RDBMS
3 13 (81.25%) Relational Database
3 13 (81.25%) Mentoring
3 13 (81.25%) Coaching
4 11 (68.75%) Degree
5 9 (56.25%) jQuery
6 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 3 (18.75%) C#
7 3 (18.75%) OO
8 2 (12.50%) Back Office
8 2 (12.50%) NHS
8 2 (12.50%) XSL
8 2 (12.50%) XSLT
8 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
8 2 (12.50%) XPath
8 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
8 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance

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 13 (81.25%) RDBMS
1 13 (81.25%) Relational Database
2 2 (12.50%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 15 (93.75%) MSTest
1 15 (93.75%) NUnit
General
1 2 (12.50%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Developer
2 14 (87.50%) .NET Developer
3 7 (43.75%) SQL Developer
4 5 (31.25%) ASP.NET Developer
5 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
6 3 (18.75%) Lead Developer
6 3 (18.75%) Senior .NET Developer
6 3 (18.75%) Senior Developer
7 2 (12.50%) Lead .NET Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Lead Software Developer
8 1 (6.25%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
1 16 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 16 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 16 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 16 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 9 (56.25%) jQuery
3 4 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (12.50%) XSL
4 2 (12.50%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (100.00%) MVC
2 15 (93.75%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (93.75%) OOP
2 15 (93.75%) Unit Testing
3 13 (81.25%) Coaching
3 13 (81.25%) Mentoring
4 3 (18.75%) OO
Programming Languages
1 15 (93.75%) SQL
2 3 (18.75%) C#
3 2 (12.50%) XPath
4 1 (6.25%) JavaScript
4 1 (6.25%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 11 (68.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (12.50%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 16 (100.00%) Microsoft