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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 59 54 55
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +1
Contract jobs citing LINQ 6 8 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 0.78% 1.22% 0.45%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.09% 3.96% 1.74%
Number of daily rates quoted 5 8 1
Average daily rate
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£300 £388 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-22.58% +29.16%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -34.07%
LINQ
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
194 202 172
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Birmingham 25.36% 30.84% 25.75%
Number of daily rates quoted 105 143 81
Average daily rate £350 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+16.66% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £230 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £413 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 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 £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +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 19 September 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 22 (100.00%) C#
1 22 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
1 22 (100.00%) CSS
1 22 (100.00%) jQuery
2 21 (95.45%) WCF
2 21 (95.45%) MVC
3 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
3 19 (86.36%) SQL
3 19 (86.36%) ASP.NET
3 19 (86.36%) .NET Framework
3 19 (86.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 18 (81.82%) Web Development
4 18 (81.82%) Logistics
4 18 (81.82%) Visual Studio
5 4 (18.18%) HTML
5 4 (18.18%) HTML5
6 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
6 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
6 3 (13.64%) CSS3
6 3 (13.64%) WPF
6 3 (13.64%) Couchbase
6 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
7 2 (9.09%) WF
8 1 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
8 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
8 1 (4.55%) Node.js
8 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
8 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
8 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Birmingham by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 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.

Application Platforms
1 1 (4.55%) Node.js
Business Applications
1 1 (4.55%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 1 (4.55%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 3 (13.64%) MongoDB
1 3 (13.64%) NoSQL
1 3 (13.64%) Couchbase
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server 2012
2 1 (4.55%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 18 (81.82%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (4.55%) Marketing
1 1 (4.55%) Electronics
1 1 (4.55%) Telecoms
1 1 (4.55%) Finance
1 1 (4.55%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 22 (100.00%) Developer
1 22 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 18 (81.82%) Web Developer
2 18 (81.82%) ASP.NET Developer
2 18 (81.82%) .NET Web Developer
3 2 (9.09%) C# Developer
3 2 (9.09%) C# .NET Developer
4 1 (4.55%) C# Programmer
4 1 (4.55%) C# Software Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) Programmer
4 1 (4.55%) Software Programmer
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (4.55%) .NET Programmer
4 1 (4.55%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 22 (100.00%) .NET
1 22 (100.00%) CSS
1 22 (100.00%) jQuery
2 21 (95.45%) WCF
3 19 (86.36%) ASP.NET
3 19 (86.36%) .NET Framework
3 19 (86.36%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (18.18%) HTML
4 4 (18.18%) HTML5
5 3 (13.64%) CSS3
5 3 (13.64%) WPF
6 2 (9.09%) WF
7 1 (4.55%) Razor View Engine
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC
7 1 (4.55%) AngularJS
7 1 (4.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (4.55%) Ajax
Miscellaneous
1 1 (4.55%) DTV
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (95.45%) MVC
2 18 (81.82%) Web Development
2 18 (81.82%) Logistics
3 3 (13.64%) Software Engineering
4 1 (4.55%) Digital Marketing
4 1 (4.55%) Business Intelligence
4 1 (4.55%) Migration
4 1 (4.55%) Programme Management
Programming Languages
1 22 (100.00%) C#
1 22 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 19 (86.36%) SQL
Vendors
1 19 (86.36%) Microsoft
2 1 (4.55%) SAP