The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Berkshire region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 30 August 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 116 118 117
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -1
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 2 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.044% 0.078% 0.29%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.21% 0.37% 1.33%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £350 £313 £375
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.00% -16.66%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00
LINQ
South East

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 Berkshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Berkshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
472 539 527
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.81% 21.05% 21.68%
Number of daily rates quoted 278 357 257
Median daily rate £400 £375 £363
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+6.66% +3.44%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £265 £255
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £510 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 18 13 4
Median hourly rate £35.00 £36.00 £19.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.77% +89.47%
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.89 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.86% +11.10%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Berkshire

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Berkshire region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Berkshire region over the 3 months to 30 August 2016. 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 see detailed
statistics and trends)
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
Reading +11 1 £350 +12.00%
LINQ
South East

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 30 August 2016, 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 Berkshire region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
2 5 (83.33%) T-SQL
2 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
3 4 (66.67%) ADO.NET
3 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
3 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
4 3 (50.00%) WinForms
4 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
4 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) CSS
5 2 (33.33%) HTML
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) WPF
5 2 (33.33%) Ajax
6 1 (16.67%) MCTS
6 1 (16.67%) MCITP
6 1 (16.67%) Web Development
6 1 (16.67%) Ruby
6 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
6 1 (16.67%) jQuery
6 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
6 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire 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 4 (66.67%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) SharePoint
Applications
1 4 (66.67%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (16.67%) DNS
1 1 (16.67%) HTTP
1 1 (16.67%) SSL
1 1 (16.67%) Wireshark
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 5 (83.33%) Visual Studio
2 1 (16.67%) Fiddler
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) .NET Developer
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 3 (50.00%) Senior Developer
3 2 (33.33%) BizTalk Developer
3 2 (33.33%) Senior BizTalk Developer
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Azure Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (16.67%) C# Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Development Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Development Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Field Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Field Support Engineer
4 1 (16.67%) Messaging Developer
4 1 (16.67%) Messaging Specialist
4 1 (16.67%) Senior Data Warehouse Specialist
4 1 (16.67%) Support Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) ADO.NET
3 3 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) WinForms
4 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 2 (33.33%) CSS
4 2 (33.33%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) WPF
5 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
5 1 (16.67%) FastCGI
5 1 (16.67%) jQuery
5 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
5 1 (16.67%) REST
5 1 (16.67%) Silverlight
5 1 (16.67%) WCF
5 1 (16.67%) Windows Identity Foundation
5 1 (16.67%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) Analytical Skills
2 1 (16.67%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 1 (16.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) MVC
2 1 (16.67%) Continuous Integration
2 1 (16.67%) Customer Engagement
2 1 (16.67%) Front End Development
2 1 (16.67%) ITIL
2 1 (16.67%) Service Management
2 1 (16.67%) Time Management
2 1 (16.67%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 5 (83.33%) T-SQL
3 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (16.67%) Java
4 1 (16.67%) PHP
4 1 (16.67%) Python
4 1 (16.67%) Ruby
4 1 (16.67%) VB.NET
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) MCITP
2 1 (16.67%) MCTS
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft