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 29 August 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
29 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 60 52 53
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +1
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 9 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.39% 1.36% 0.60%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.55% 4.48% 2.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 9 0
Average daily rate
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£300 £375 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £311
% change year-on-year
+4.83% -0.40%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 - £32.62
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West Midlands

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
193 201 166
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.23% 30.45% 24.70%
Number of daily rates quoted 107 145 77
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £425 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £27.50 £175.00 £40.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-84.28% +337.50%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 29 August 2014, 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 19 (100.00%) C#
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (89.47%) WCF
2 17 (89.47%) CSS
2 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
2 17 (89.47%) MVC
2 17 (89.47%) jQuery
3 14 (73.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
3 14 (73.68%) ASP.NET
3 14 (73.68%) SQL
3 14 (73.68%) Visual Studio
3 14 (73.68%) Web Development
3 14 (73.68%) .NET Framework
3 14 (73.68%) Logistics
4 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
4 5 (26.32%) WPF
5 3 (15.79%) HTML5
5 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
5 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
5 3 (15.79%) CSS3
5 3 (15.79%) Couchbase
5 3 (15.79%) HTML
6 2 (10.53%) ION Trading
6 2 (10.53%) WF
7 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
7 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
7 1 (5.26%) Marketing
7 1 (5.26%) DTV
7 1 (5.26%) Electronics

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 29 August 2014, 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.

Business Applications
1 1 (5.26%) SAP Oil and Gas
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (15.79%) MongoDB
1 3 (15.79%) NoSQL
1 3 (15.79%) Couchbase
Development Applications
1 14 (73.68%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (5.26%) Electronics
1 1 (5.26%) Telecoms
1 1 (5.26%) Finance
1 1 (5.26%) Manufacturing
1 1 (5.26%) Marketing
Job Titles
1 19 (100.00%) Developer
1 19 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 14 (73.68%) Web Developer
2 14 (73.68%) ASP.NET Developer
2 14 (73.68%) .NET Web Developer
3 4 (21.05%) C# Developer
3 4 (21.05%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (15.79%) C# Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) C# Programmer
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Software Engineer
4 3 (15.79%) .NET Programmer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Programmer
4 3 (15.79%) Programmer
4 3 (15.79%) Software Engineer
5 2 (10.53%) Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) C# Software Developer
5 2 (10.53%) WPF Developer
5 2 (10.53%) .NET Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (100.00%) .NET
2 17 (89.47%) CSS
2 17 (89.47%) WCF
2 17 (89.47%) jQuery
3 14 (73.68%) .NET Framework
3 14 (73.68%) ASP.NET
3 14 (73.68%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 5 (26.32%) WPF
5 3 (15.79%) HTML5
5 3 (15.79%) CSS3
5 3 (15.79%) HTML
6 2 (10.53%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 1 (5.26%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 17 (89.47%) MVC
2 14 (73.68%) Logistics
2 14 (73.68%) Web Development
3 5 (26.32%) Software Engineering
4 1 (5.26%) Migration
4 1 (5.26%) Programme Management
4 1 (5.26%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (5.26%) Business Intelligence
Programming Languages
1 19 (100.00%) C#
2 17 (89.47%) JavaScript
3 14 (73.68%) SQL
Vendors
1 14 (73.68%) Microsoft
2 2 (10.53%) ION Trading
3 1 (5.26%) SAP