The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Birmingham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 4 March 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
4 Mar 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 51 52 50
Rank change year-on-year
+1 -2
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 1 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.47% 0.18% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.17% 0.74% 1.73%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 1 3
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£355 £235 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+51.06% -27.69%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £37.50
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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 Birmingham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Birmingham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
138 136 173
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 21.66% 24.03% 32.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 79 95
Average daily rate £338 £325 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.84% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £274 £225 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 11
Average hourly rate £17.21 £16.50 £30.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+4.31% -45.00%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.98 £16.50 £19.30
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £21.44 £16.50 £37.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.50 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.57% -5.71%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Birmingham

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Birmingham

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Birmingham

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
2 7 (87.50%) C#
2 7 (87.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (75.00%) jQuery
3 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 6 (75.00%) CSS
3 6 (75.00%) WCF
3 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
4 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
4 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
5 4 (50.00%) MVC
5 4 (50.00%) Logistics
5 4 (50.00%) Web Development
6 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
7 2 (25.00%) Web Services
7 2 (25.00%) HTML
7 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
8 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
8 1 (12.50%) Kendo UI
8 1 (12.50%) NSubstitute
8 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
8 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
8 1 (12.50%) HTML5
8 1 (12.50%) MVVM
8 1 (12.50%) Moq
8 1 (12.50%) Node.js

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 4 March 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Birmingham 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 1 (12.50%) Node.js
1 1 (12.50%) Apache
1 1 (12.50%) SharePoint
Cloud Services
1 1 (12.50%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (37.50%) SQL Server
2 2 (25.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (12.50%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 5 (62.50%) Visual Studio
2 1 (12.50%) NSubstitute
2 1 (12.50%) Moq
2 1 (12.50%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 8 (100.00%) Developer
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Developer
3 4 (50.00%) Web Developer
3 4 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
3 4 (50.00%) .NET Web Developer
4 1 (12.50%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (87.50%) .NET Framework
2 7 (87.50%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 6 (75.00%) jQuery
3 6 (75.00%) CSS
3 6 (75.00%) WCF
4 5 (62.50%) ASP.NET
5 2 (25.00%) Web Services
5 2 (25.00%) HTML
6 1 (12.50%) AngularJS
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 1 (12.50%) Kendo UI
6 1 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
6 1 (12.50%) HTML5
6 1 (12.50%) Reactive Extensions
6 1 (12.50%) Managed Extensibility Framework
6 1 (12.50%) Razor View Engine
6 1 (12.50%) XML
6 1 (12.50%) SOAP
6 1 (12.50%) Ajax
Operating Systems
1 1 (12.50%) UNIX
1 1 (12.50%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (50.00%) MVC
1 4 (50.00%) Logistics
1 4 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (12.50%) MVVM
2 1 (12.50%) SOA
2 1 (12.50%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 7 (87.50%) C#
2 6 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 6 (75.00%) SQL
3 1 (12.50%) T-SQL
3 1 (12.50%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 6 (75.00%) Microsoft
2 1 (12.50%) Oracle