Period
to 24 November 2017

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 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 24 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)
England > West Midlands
6 months to
24 Nov 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 168 193 161
Rank change year-on-year +25 -32 +4
Contract jobs citing LINQ 15 10 16
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.31% 0.16% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.26% 0.63% 1.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 12 6 10
West Midlands median daily rate £300 £311 £313
Median daily rate % change year-on-year -3.61% -0.40% +4.17%
10th Percentile £265 £243 £300
90th Percentile £514 £431 £348
England median daily rate £375 £363 £375
% change year-on-year +3.45% -3.33% +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
West Midlands median hourly rate - - -
England median hourly rate £45.00 - £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 the West Midlands with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills.

All Software Libraries and Frameworks
West Midlands
Contract vacancies with a requirement for technical specification, industry standards, software libraries and framework skills 1189 1592 1138
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 24.43% 25.82% 22.79%
Number of daily rates quoted 787 976 695
West Midlands median daily rate £400 £375 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +6.67% +7.14% -
10th Percentile £263 £268 £213
90th Percentile £563 £513 £498
England median daily rate £463 £425 £413
% change year-on-year +8.82% +3.03% +3.13%
Number of hourly rates quoted 38 18 31
West Midlands median hourly rate £30.58 £22.50 £28.69
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +35.91% -21.58% +4.33%
10th Percentile £18.38 £10.68 £11.00
90th Percentile £41.15 £39.74 £43.78
England median hourly rate £40.00 £37.50 £37.50
% change year-on-year +6.67% - +10.29%

LINQ
Job Vacancy Trend in the West Midlands

Job postings citing LINQ as a percentage of all IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands.

Job vacancy trend for LINQ in the West Midlands

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in the West Midlands

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

Contractor daily rate trend for LINQ in the West Midlands

LINQ
Contractor Daily Rate Histogram in the West Midlands

The daily rate distribution of IT jobs citing LINQ in the West Midlands over the 6 months to 24 November 2017.

Contractor daily rate histogram for LINQ in the West Midlands

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the West Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the West Midlands region over the 6 months to 24 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
Warwickshire +11 9 £300 -10.45%
Birmingham +6 5 £350 -17.65% 1
Coventry +13 2 £300 +14.29%
LINQ
England

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

1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (93.33%) JavaScript
2 14 (93.33%) ASP.NET
2 14 (93.33%) CSS
3 13 (86.67%) C#
3 13 (86.67%) HTML
4 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
4 12 (80.00%) .NET Framework
4 12 (80.00%) Entity Framework
5 11 (73.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 11 (73.33%) Web Development
5 11 (73.33%) jQuery
5 11 (73.33%) MVC
6 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
7 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 9 (60.00%) Windows
8 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET MVC
9 6 (40.00%) SQL
10 5 (33.33%) XML
10 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
11 3 (20.00%) HTML5
11 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
11 3 (20.00%) Web Services
11 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
11 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
12 2 (13.33%) .NET Core
12 2 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
12 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
12 2 (13.33%) Kendo UI
12 2 (13.33%) CSS3

LINQ
Co-occurring IT Skills in the West Midlands 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:

Application Platforms
1 1 (6.67%) Confluence
1 1 (6.67%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 2 (13.33%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics AX
2 1 (6.67%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (6.67%) MySQL
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server 2016
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 1 (6.67%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (20.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (13.33%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.67%) Git (software)
3 1 (6.67%) JIRA
3 1 (6.67%) Octopus Deploy
3 1 (6.67%) Subversion
General
1 1 (6.67%) Advertising
1 1 (6.67%) Finance
1 1 (6.67%) Retail
Job Titles
1 13 (86.67%) Developer
2 9 (60.00%) .NET Developer
3 5 (33.33%) C# Developer
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
4 3 (20.00%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (20.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
5 2 (13.33%) Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) .NET Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Applications Developer
6 1 (6.67%) C# Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) CRM Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Integration Consultant
6 1 (6.67%) Senior C# Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Senior Web Developer
6 1 (6.67%) Technical Leader
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 15 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (93.33%) ASP.NET
2 14 (93.33%) CSS
3 13 (86.67%) HTML
4 12 (80.00%) .NET Framework
4 12 (80.00%) Entity Framework
5 11 (73.33%) jQuery
5 11 (73.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
6 9 (60.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
7 8 (53.33%) ASP.NET MVC
8 5 (33.33%) XML
9 3 (20.00%) HTML5
9 3 (20.00%) Web Services
10 2 (13.33%) .NET Core
10 2 (13.33%) AngularJS
10 2 (13.33%) CSS3
10 2 (13.33%) Kendo UI
11 1 (6.67%) ASP.NET MVC 5
11 1 (6.67%) DOM
11 1 (6.67%) SOAP
Miscellaneous
1 3 (20.00%) Mobile App
2 2 (13.33%) Greenfield Project
2 2 (13.33%) User Experience
3 1 (6.67%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 10 (66.67%) Windows Server
2 9 (60.00%) Windows
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (6.67%) Windows Server 2012
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (73.33%) MVC
1 11 (73.33%) Web Development
2 5 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (13.33%) Business Analysis
3 2 (13.33%) CRM
3 2 (13.33%) UX Design
4 1 (6.67%) Coaching
4 1 (6.67%) CRUD
4 1 (6.67%) DevOps
4 1 (6.67%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (6.67%) OO
4 1 (6.67%) OOP
4 1 (6.67%) Prototyping
4 1 (6.67%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.67%) Supply Chain Management
4 1 (6.67%) TDD
4 1 (6.67%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 14 (93.33%) JavaScript
2 13 (86.67%) C#
3 6 (40.00%) SQL
4 3 (20.00%) VB.NET
5 2 (13.33%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (13.33%) Degree
2 1 (6.67%) BPSS Clearance
2 1 (6.67%) NVQ Level 4
Vendors
1 2 (13.33%) Microsoft
2 1 (6.67%) Altova
2 1 (6.67%) DevExpress
2 1 (6.67%) Sitecore
2 1 (6.67%) Xamarin