The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Bristol region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 30 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
30 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 71 - 65
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 0 7
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 0.11% - 0.79%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.39% - 3.35%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 4
Average daily rate
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£300 - £294
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £305 £313
% change year-on-year
+1.55% -2.32%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+23.89% -13.38%
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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 Bristol region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Bristol
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
258 155 209
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Bristol 27.30% 23.92% 23.72%
Number of daily rates quoted 174 121 112
Average daily rate £375 £318 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+18.11% +2.41%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 12
Average hourly rate £47.50 - £47.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Bristol

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Bristol

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Bristol

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) LINQ to SQL
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) Retail
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
2 3 (75.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (75.00%) ADO.NET
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) VB
3 2 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
3 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
3 2 (50.00%) Apex Code
3 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Bristol by Category

For the 6 months to 30 September 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Bristol 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.

Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (75.00%) Crystal Reports
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Analysis Services
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server 2008
General
1 3 (75.00%) Retail
2 2 (50.00%) Manufacturing
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (50.00%) VB.NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Programmer
3 1 (25.00%) Senior VB.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Programmer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 4 (100.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
2 3 (75.00%) LINQ to SQL
2 3 (75.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) ADO.NET
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) Web Services
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
4 1 (25.00%) WCF
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 1 (25.00%) HTML5
4 1 (25.00%) REST
4 1 (25.00%) CSS3
4 1 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
4 1 (25.00%) KnockoutJS
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 1 (25.00%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) Business Intelligence
2 1 (25.00%) MVC
2 1 (25.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (75.00%) T-SQL
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) VB.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Apex Code
3 2 (50.00%) VB
Vendors
1 2 (50.00%) Salesforce.com
2 1 (25.00%) Microsoft