The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 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 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)
West Midlands / Staffordshire
3 months to
24 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank - 24 26
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 1 1
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire - 0.56% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 3.33% 1.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 1
Median daily rate - - £300
UK excluding London median daily rate £357 £350 £320
% change year-on-year +2.07% +9.37%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £47.00 - £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 Staffordshire with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
Staffordshire
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 30 30 62
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 25.64% 16.95% 34.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 20 18 38
Median daily rate £335 £300 £345
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +11.66% -13.04%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £315 £200 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £345 £398 £429
UK excluding London median daily rate £398 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.00% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate £42.50 £36.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year +18.05% -10.00%  

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Staffordshire

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in Staffordshire 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 Staffordshire

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Staffordshire

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Staffordshire

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

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (100.00%) StructureMap
1 4 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 4 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (100.00%) AutoMapper
1 4 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 4 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Workflow
2 3 (75.00%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) System Testing
2 3 (75.00%) NHS
3 2 (50.00%) Data Protection

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in Staffordshire 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 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 4 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 4 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 4 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 3 (75.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 4 (100.00%) AutoMapper
1 4 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) StructureMap
1 4 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
Miscellaneous
1 3 (75.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (100.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (75.00%) System Testing
2 3 (75.00%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (75.00%) Workflow
3 2 (50.00%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 4 (100.00%) TypeScript