Period
to 22 April 2019

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in 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 22 April 2019 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
22 Apr 2019
Same period 2018 Same period 2017
Rank 95 83 93
Rank change year-on-year -12 +10 -2
Contract jobs citing LINQ 11 25 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 0.69% 1.65% 0.23%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.24% 5.91% 0.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 18 3
Wales median daily rate £370 £415 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -10.84% +3.75% +42.22%
10th Percentile £332 £370 £335
90th Percentile £390 £440 £465
UK median daily rate £475 £400 £354
% change year-on-year +18.75% +13.07% +1.07%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £35.00 - -
UK median hourly rate £35.00 £42.50 £11.60
% change year-on-year -17.65% +266.38% -72.22%

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

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
Wales
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 492 423 416
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 30.89% 27.92% 31.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 363 313 327
Wales median daily rate £450 £400 £413
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +12.50% -3.03% +14.58%
10th Percentile £313 £300 £222
90th Percentile £600 £575 £544
UK median daily rate £488 £475 £435
% change year-on-year +2.63% +9.20% +2.35%
Number of hourly rates quoted 11 2 3
Wales median hourly rate £24.50 £55.00 £16.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year -55.45% +233.33% -63.54%
10th Percentile £15.00 £32.50 £16.19
90th Percentile £39.00 £77.50 £18.68
UK median hourly rate £42.50 £41.00 £40.50
% change year-on-year +3.66% +1.23% +4.85%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in Wales

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

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in Wales

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in Wales

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in Wales

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in 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 Wales region over the 6 months to 22 April 2019. 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
South Wales -9 11 £370 -11.90%
LINQ
UK

For the 6 months to 22 April 2019, 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 Wales region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 11 (100.00%) SQL
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) MVC
1 11 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 11 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) OOP
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (63.64%) MSTest
4 7 (63.64%) NUnit
5 6 (54.55%) Relational Database
5 6 (54.55%) Unit Testing
5 6 (54.55%) RDBMS
5 6 (54.55%) Microsoft
6 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
7 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
7 4 (36.36%) Coaching
8 3 (27.27%) Degree
8 3 (27.27%) jQuery
8 3 (27.27%) Sprint Retrospective
9 2 (18.18%) Web Development
9 2 (18.18%) DBS Check
9 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
10 1 (9.09%) Web Services
10 1 (9.09%) Scrum
10 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
10 1 (9.09%) C
10 1 (9.09%) C#
10 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
10 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in 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 6 (54.55%) RDBMS
1 6 (54.55%) Relational Database
2 1 (9.09%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) MSTest
1 7 (63.64%) NUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Git (software)
General
1 1 (9.09%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 11 (100.00%) Developer
2 9 (81.82%) .NET Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Lead Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) Software Developer
3 2 (18.18%) SQL Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
1 11 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 11 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 8 (72.73%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (27.27%) jQuery
5 1 (9.09%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (100.00%) MVC
2 8 (72.73%) OOP
3 6 (54.55%) Unit Testing
4 5 (45.45%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (36.36%) Coaching
5 4 (36.36%) Mentoring
6 3 (27.27%) Sprint Retrospective
7 2 (18.18%) Web Development
8 1 (9.09%) Scrum
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) SQL
2 1 (9.09%) C
2 1 (9.09%) C#
Qualifications
1 3 (27.27%) Degree
2 2 (18.18%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (18.18%) DBS Check
3 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared
Vendors
1 6 (54.55%) Microsoft