The table below looks at the statistics 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 23 January 2015 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
23 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 126 124 91
Rank change year-on-year
-2 -33
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 4 22
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 0.038% 0.15% 1.03%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.18% 0.67% 4.38%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 11
Average daily rate
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£300 £400 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +19.40%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -12.50%
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
545 596 502
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Berkshire 20.90% 23.02% 23.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 308 326 256
Average daily rate £364 £350 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.92% +4.47%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £248 £215
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 7 6 19
Average hourly rate £34.00 £43.00 £36.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.93% +17.80%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £22.00 £39.00 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.50 £187.50 £46.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.25 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.30% -7.14%

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 23 January 2015. 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
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statistics and historical trends)
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
Live
Job
Vacancies
Maidenhead - - - -
Newbury - - - - 1
Reading - - - -
Windsor - - - -
Wokingham - - - -
LINQ
South East

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Berkshire

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) WCF
3 3 (50.00%) REST
3 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (50.00%) Windows
4 2 (33.33%) HTTP
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
4 2 (33.33%) Python
4 2 (33.33%) CRM
4 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
4 2 (33.33%) DNS
4 2 (33.33%) SSL
4 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
4 2 (33.33%) Java
4 2 (33.33%) ITIL
4 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
4 2 (33.33%) IIS
4 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
4 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET
4 2 (33.33%) PHP
4 2 (33.33%) C++
4 2 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
4 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
4 2 (33.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
4 2 (33.33%) FastCGI
4 2 (33.33%) Service Management

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Berkshire by Category

For the 6 months to 23 January 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 2 (33.33%) IIS
2 1 (16.67%) Exchange Server 2010
2 1 (16.67%) MS Exchange
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Cloud Services
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Azure
2 1 (16.67%) Office 365
Communications & Networking
1 2 (33.33%) HTTP
1 2 (33.33%) DNS
1 2 (33.33%) SSL
1 2 (33.33%) Wireshark
2 1 (16.67%) SAN
2 1 (16.67%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (33.33%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Visual Studio
1 2 (33.33%) Fiddler
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) Support Engineer
2 2 (33.33%) CRM Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Dynamics CRM Developer
3 1 (16.67%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) 3rd Line Support
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (83.33%) .NET
2 3 (50.00%) WCF
2 3 (50.00%) REST
2 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
3 2 (33.33%) ADO.NET
3 2 (33.33%) Windows Identity Foundation
3 2 (33.33%) FastCGI
3 2 (33.33%) Silverlight
3 2 (33.33%) Ajax
4 1 (16.67%) Backbone.js
4 1 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (16.67%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (16.67%) HTML
4 1 (16.67%) CSS
4 1 (16.67%) SOAP
4 1 (16.67%) Web Services
Miscellaneous
1 2 (33.33%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 3 (50.00%) Windows
2 1 (16.67%) Windows Server 2012
2 1 (16.67%) Windows 7
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) MVC
2 2 (33.33%) CRM
2 2 (33.33%) ITIL
2 2 (33.33%) Customer Engagement
2 2 (33.33%) Service Management
2 2 (33.33%) Web Development
3 1 (16.67%) Time Management
3 1 (16.67%) Workflow
3 1 (16.67%) TDD
3 1 (16.67%) BDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (83.33%) C#
1 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
1 5 (83.33%) SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Python
2 2 (33.33%) T-SQL
2 2 (33.33%) Java
2 2 (33.33%) PHP
2 2 (33.33%) C++
2 2 (33.33%) Ruby
Qualifications
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 2 (33.33%) MCTS
1 2 (33.33%) MCITP
1 2 (33.33%) Degree
System Software
1 1 (16.67%) Hyper-V
1 1 (16.67%) Active Directory
Systems Management
1 1 (16.67%) SCCM
Vendors
1 1 (16.67%) Cisco