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 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 / Staffordshire
Rank 18 22 28
Rank change year-on-year +4 +6  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 4 3 5
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Staffordshire 2.92% 1.89% 2.99%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 10.53% 4.48% 5.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 3 5
Median daily rate £225 £300 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -25.00% -  
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 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 38 67 86
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in Staffordshire 27.74% 42.14% 51.50%
Number of daily rates quoted 26 47 63
Median daily rate £338 £320 £335
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +5.46% -4.47%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £225 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £403 £450 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £363 £350
% change year-on-year +3.44% +3.57%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
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 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

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Staffordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Staffordshire region over the 3 months to 24 March 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
Stoke-on-Trent - 3 £225 -
LINQ
West Midlands

LINQ
Top 28 Related IT Skills in Staffordshire

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 Staffordshire region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 8 (100.00%) Visual Studio
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) jQuery
1 8 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
1 8 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
1 8 (100.00%) TypeScript
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 8 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 8 (100.00%) AngularJS
2 7 (87.50%) AutoMapper
2 7 (87.50%) StructureMap
2 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 7 (87.50%) System Testing
3 6 (75.00%) NHS
3 6 (75.00%) Workflow
4 5 (62.50%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
6 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland

LINQ
Top Related 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 8 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 8 (100.00%) Git (software)
1 8 (100.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
1 8 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 8 (100.00%) Visual Studio
Job Titles
1 7 (87.50%) Programmer
2 1 (12.50%) C# Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
1 8 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 8 (100.00%) AngularJS
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 8 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 8 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 8 (100.00%) jQuery
1 8 (100.00%) Twitter Bootstrap
2 7 (87.50%) AutoMapper
2 7 (87.50%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 6 (75.00%) NHS
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (100.00%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) System Testing
2 7 (87.50%) User Acceptance Testing
3 6 (75.00%) Workflow
4 5 (62.50%) Strategic Planning
5 3 (37.50%) Data Protection
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 8 (100.00%) SQL
1 8 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 8 (100.00%) TypeScript
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (12.50%) Disclosure Scotland