The first table below looks at the demand for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 16 April 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Berkshire region.

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
16 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 127 106 130
Rank change year-on-year
-21 +24
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 16 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.10% 0.64% 0.33%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 2.86% 1.84%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 8 6
Average daily rate £350 £375 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +25.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.75 £29.96 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.65% -14.40%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
544 559 544
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 18.59% 22.53% 17.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 331 216 259
Average daily rate £350 £375 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% +15.38%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £330 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+1.53% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 71 10
Average hourly rate £32.50 £35.00 £45.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -22.22%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LINQ
South East

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Berkshire

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Berkshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 16 April 2014. 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
(Click each for more statistics)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Find
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead - 3 £350 - 3
Reading -15 2 £350 -6.66% 2
Slough - - - -
Windsor - - - - 1
Newbury - - - - 3
Bracknell - - - - 1
LINQ
South East

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 6 (85.71%) Ajax
3 5 (71.43%) .NET Framework
3 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (71.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (71.43%) Razor View Engine
3 5 (71.43%) MVC
3 5 (71.43%) CSS
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
4 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
5 3 (42.86%) Advertising
5 3 (42.86%) WCF
5 3 (42.86%) Web Development
6 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
6 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 2 (28.57%) Scrum
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
7 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
7 1 (14.29%) Java
7 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
7 1 (14.29%) WinForms
7 1 (14.29%) Migration
7 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
7 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
7 1 (14.29%) TypeScript

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 16 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Berkshire 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.

Cloud Services
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (57.14%) SQL Server
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
2 1 (14.29%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (42.86%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 7 (100.00%) Developer
2 6 (85.71%) .NET Developer
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Java Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) Ajax
3 5 (71.43%) .NET Framework
3 5 (71.43%) CSS
3 5 (71.43%) HTML
3 5 (71.43%) jQuery
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET MVC
3 5 (71.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 5 (71.43%) Razor View Engine
4 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET
4 3 (42.86%) WCF
5 2 (28.57%) ASP.NET MVC 3
6 1 (14.29%) AngularJS
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (14.29%) WinForms
6 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (85.71%) TDD
2 5 (71.43%) MVC
3 3 (42.86%) Web Development
4 2 (28.57%) Scrum
5 1 (14.29%) Migration
5 1 (14.29%) Refactoring
5 1 (14.29%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (14.29%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 2 (28.57%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
4 1 (14.29%) TypeScript
4 1 (14.29%) Java