Period
to 17 November 2017

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 17 November 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)
UK > Wales
6 months to
17 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 61 101 107
Rank change year-on-year +40 +6 +6
Contract jobs citing LINQ 34 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 2.77% 0.14% 0.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.56% 0.48% 0.55%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 2 3
Wales median daily rate £375 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - -6.25% +60.00%
10th Percentile £191 £330 £375
90th Percentile £400 £420 £440
UK median daily rate £375 £360 £375
% change year-on-year +4.17% -4.00% +11.11%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 - -
UK median hourly rate £42.50 - £41.25

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 397 413 545
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in Wales 32.36% 28.88% 32.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 282 301 430
Wales median daily rate £398 £438 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -9.14% +20.69% +3.57%
10th Percentile £255 £294 £244
90th Percentile £550 £575 £475
UK median daily rate £450 £425 £410
% change year-on-year +5.88% +3.66% +2.50%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 15
Wales median hourly rate £23.14 £21.50 £29.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +7.63% -27.12% +24.21%
10th Percentile £21.87 £21.50 £9.00
90th Percentile £24.42 £21.50 £59.15
UK median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +7.14%

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
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in Wales

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in Wales over the 6 months to 17 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram 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 17 November 2017. 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 +39 33 £375 +7.14%
LINQ
UK

For the 6 months to 17 November 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 Wales region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 34 (100.00%) .NET
1 34 (100.00%) OOP
1 34 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 34 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 33 (97.06%) Unit Testing
3 32 (94.12%) SQL
4 31 (91.18%) RDBMS
4 31 (91.18%) Relational Database
5 28 (82.35%) Microsoft
6 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
7 21 (61.76%) ASP.NET
7 21 (61.76%) MVC
8 20 (58.82%) C#
9 19 (55.88%) ASP.NET MVC
10 18 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
10 18 (52.94%) Visual Studio
11 17 (50.00%) Windows
12 16 (47.06%) WCF
13 15 (44.12%) Degree
13 15 (44.12%) NUnit
13 15 (44.12%) MSTest
14 14 (41.18%) Mentoring
14 14 (41.18%) Coaching
14 14 (41.18%) Oracle Database
14 14 (41.18%) Oracle Database 11g
14 14 (41.18%) jQuery
14 14 (41.18%) PL/SQL
14 14 (41.18%) Oracle
14 14 (41.18%) WinForms
14 14 (41.18%) Oracle9i Database

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 31 (91.18%) RDBMS
1 31 (91.18%) Relational Database
2 14 (41.18%) Oracle Database
2 14 (41.18%) Oracle Database 11g
2 14 (41.18%) Oracle9i Database
3 5 (14.71%) SQL Server
4 3 (8.82%) SQL Server 2014
Development Applications
1 18 (52.94%) Team Foundation Server
1 18 (52.94%) Visual Studio
2 15 (44.12%) MSTest
2 15 (44.12%) NUnit
3 13 (38.24%) Oracle Forms
4 11 (32.35%) MSBuild
General
1 2 (5.88%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 33 (97.06%) Developer
2 29 (85.29%) .NET Developer
3 11 (32.35%) SQL Developer
4 8 (23.53%) Senior Developer
5 7 (20.59%) Software Developer
6 6 (17.65%) Oracle Developer
6 6 (17.65%) Senior .NET Developer
7 5 (14.71%) Senior Software Developer
8 4 (11.76%) .NET Software Developer
8 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Developer
8 4 (11.76%) Oracle Forms Developer
9 3 (8.82%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
9 3 (8.82%) C# .NET Developer
9 3 (8.82%) C# Developer
9 3 (8.82%) Senior .NET Software Developer
10 2 (5.88%) Lead Developer
10 2 (5.88%) Senior Oracle Developer
10 2 (5.88%) WinForms Developer
11 1 (2.94%) Software Engineer
11 1 (2.94%) Test Team Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 34 (100.00%) .NET
1 34 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 34 (100.00%) Entity Framework
2 21 (61.76%) ASP.NET
3 19 (55.88%) ASP.NET MVC
4 16 (47.06%) WCF
5 14 (41.18%) jQuery
5 14 (41.18%) WinForms
6 13 (38.24%) Code First Entity Framework
7 4 (11.76%) AngularJS
7 4 (11.76%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 4 (11.76%) SOAP
7 4 (11.76%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 10 (29.41%) NHS
Operating Systems
1 17 (50.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 34 (100.00%) OOP
2 33 (97.06%) Unit Testing
3 27 (79.41%) Agile Software Development
4 21 (61.76%) MVC
5 14 (41.18%) Coaching
5 14 (41.18%) Mentoring
6 11 (32.35%) Informatics
6 11 (32.35%) Scrum
6 11 (32.35%) UML
7 10 (29.41%) Test Automation
8 8 (23.53%) MVVM
9 3 (8.82%) OO
10 1 (2.94%) Health Informatics
10 1 (2.94%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 32 (94.12%) SQL
2 20 (58.82%) C#
3 14 (41.18%) PL/SQL
4 1 (2.94%) JavaScript
Qualifications
1 15 (44.12%) Degree
2 2 (5.88%) BPSS Clearance
2 2 (5.88%) Security Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (8.82%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 28 (82.35%) Microsoft
2 14 (41.18%) Oracle
3 3 (8.82%) HP