The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Basingstoke region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 3 September 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
3 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 31 36 28
Rank change year-on-year
+5 -8
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 17 20
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 1.45% 6.61% 5.75%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 5.88% 10.97% 11.43%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 11 13
Average daily rate
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£336 £400 £318
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-15.93% +25.98%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £400 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £337 £400 £453
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £315 £311
% change year-on-year
+3.17% +1.20%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -34.07%
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The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category in contract jobs advertised in the Basingstoke region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Basingstoke
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
51 155 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Basingstoke 24.64% 60.31% 50.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 28 100 88
Average daily rate £325 £350 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% +21.73%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £275 £263
10% offered a daily rate of more than £400 £403 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 7 7
Average hourly rate £37.50 £23.13 £29.81
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+62.16% -22.43%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Basingstoke region as a proportion of the total demand within the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Basingstoke

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing LINQ across the Basingstoke region.

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Basingstoke

LINQ
Top 26 Related IT Skills in Basingstoke

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ.

1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) DSDM
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
1 3 (100.00%) CMS
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) System Testing
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Ektron
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
3 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Basingstoke by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Basingstoke region citing LINQ also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled that cited LINQ. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint
1 3 (100.00%) CMS
1 3 (100.00%) SharePoint 2010
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 3 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
1 3 (100.00%) Relational Database
General
1 3 (100.00%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Financial Institution
Job Titles
1 3 (100.00%) Developer
1 3 (100.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) CSS
1 3 (100.00%) XML
1 3 (100.00%) HTML
1 3 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 3 (100.00%) WCF
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 3 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 1 (33.33%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) DSDM
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) System Testing
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) SQL
Vendors
1 3 (100.00%) Ektron
2 2 (66.67%) Microsoft