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 3 months to 25 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)
England / West Midlands
3 months to
25 Jun 2017
Same period 2016 Same period 2015
Rank 115 134 113
Rank change year-on-year +19 -21  
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 6 7
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in the West Midlands 0.050% 0.20% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.20% 0.79% 1.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 5 6
Median daily rate £625 £425 £300
Median daily rate % change year-on-year +47.05% +41.66%  
UK excluding London median daily rate £357 £350 £318
% change year-on-year +2.07% +10.23%  
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 the West Midlands with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills.

Contract Software Library & Framework Skills
West Midlands
Contract job vacancies with a requirement for industry standards, technical specifications and software library and framework skills 490 760 545
As % of all contract IT job vacancies advertised in the West Midlands 24.41% 25.48% 22.97%
Number of daily rates quoted 321 490 346
Median daily rate £375 £375 £330
Median daily rate % change year-on-year - +13.63%  
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £241 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £488 £438
UK excluding London median daily rate £400 £375 £350
% change year-on-year +6.66% +7.14%  
Number of hourly rates quoted 10 12 11
Median hourly rate £31.00 £24.00 £23.75
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year +29.16% +1.05%  
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £22.00 £22.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £37.50 £39.55
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 the West Midlands

The job posting trend of jobs advertised in the West Midlands 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 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
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 3 months to 25 June 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
Birmingham +15 1 £625 +31.57% 1
LINQ
England

For the 6 months to 25 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 West Midlands region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 8 (100.00%) C#
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Entity Framework
3 6 (75.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (75.00%) jQuery
3 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
3 6 (75.00%) Visual Studio
4 5 (62.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (50.00%) TypeScript
5 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
5 4 (50.00%) StructureMap
5 4 (50.00%) AutoMapper
5 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
5 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
6 3 (37.50%) NHS
6 3 (37.50%) Workflow
6 3 (37.50%) Strategic Planning
6 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
6 3 (37.50%) System Testing
7 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
7 2 (25.00%) HTML5
7 2 (25.00%) Web Development

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 (12.50%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM
1 1 (12.50%) Dynamics NAV
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (75.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 6 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 4 (50.00%) Git (software)
2 4 (50.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 4 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (12.50%) Advertising
1 1 (12.50%) Finance
1 1 (12.50%) Retail
Job Titles
1 3 (37.50%) Developer
1 3 (37.50%) Programmer
2 2 (25.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (12.50%) C# Developer
3 1 (12.50%) Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) CRM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) Integration Consultant
3 1 (12.50%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET
2 7 (87.50%) ASP.NET MVC
2 7 (87.50%) Entity Framework
3 6 (75.00%) AngularJS
3 6 (75.00%) jQuery
4 5 (62.50%) Twitter Bootstrap
5 4 (50.00%) AutoMapper
5 4 (50.00%) StructureMap
6 2 (25.00%) CSS
6 2 (25.00%) HTML
6 2 (25.00%) HTML5
7 1 (12.50%) CSS3
7 1 (12.50%) Web Services
7 1 (12.50%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (37.50%) NHS
2 1 (12.50%) Computer Science
2 1 (12.50%) Greenfield Project
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (87.50%) MVC
2 3 (37.50%) Strategic Planning
2 3 (37.50%) System Testing
2 3 (37.50%) User Acceptance Testing
2 3 (37.50%) Workflow
3 2 (25.00%) Agile Software Development
3 2 (25.00%) Data Protection
3 2 (25.00%) Software Engineering
3 2 (25.00%) Web Development
4 1 (12.50%) Coaching
4 1 (12.50%) CRM
4 1 (12.50%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 8 (100.00%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
2 6 (75.00%) T-SQL
3 4 (50.00%) TypeScript
Qualifications
1 1 (12.50%) Computer Science Degree
1 1 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 4 (50.00%) Microsoft
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