The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Buckinghamshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 1 September 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
1 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 80 73 67
Rank change year-on-year
-7 -6
Contract jobs citing LINQ 8 11 15
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 0.58% 0.90% 1.37%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.52% 4.72% 5.36%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 10 5
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£275 £289 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.76% -17.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £225 £304
10% offered a daily rate of more than £299 £399 £366
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
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 Buckinghamshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Buckinghamshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
317 233 280
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Buckinghamshire 22.89% 19.08% 25.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 181 156 163
Average daily rate £350 £365 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-4.10% -2.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £262 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £441 £460 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 0
Average hourly rate £37.01 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.14% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Buckinghamshire

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Buckinghamshire region.

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in Buckinghamshire

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Buckinghamshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Buckinghamshire region over the 3 months to 1 September 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
Milton Keynes -1 7 £288 -24.34% 2
Marlow - 1 £263 -
LINQ
South East

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 14 (87.50%) SQL
3 13 (81.25%) MVC
4 12 (75.00%) .NET Framework
4 12 (75.00%) C#
5 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
5 11 (68.75%) ASP.NET
5 11 (68.75%) jQuery
6 10 (62.50%) Unit Testing
6 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
6 10 (62.50%) CSS
7 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC
8 8 (50.00%) HTML
8 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
9 7 (43.75%) XML
9 7 (43.75%) Oracle
9 7 (43.75%) Degree
10 6 (37.50%) JSON
10 6 (37.50%) Web Development
10 6 (37.50%) IIS
10 6 (37.50%) XSL
10 6 (37.50%) OO
10 6 (37.50%) Microsoft
10 6 (37.50%) REST
10 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
11 5 (31.25%) KnockoutJS
11 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
11 5 (31.25%) Entity Framework
11 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
11 5 (31.25%) Computer Science

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Buckinghamshire by Category

For the 6 months to 1 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Buckinghamshire 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 6 (37.50%) IIS
2 1 (6.25%) Node.js
Cloud Services
1 1 (6.25%) Microsoft Azure
1 1 (6.25%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (25.00%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (31.25%) SQL Server
1 5 (31.25%) Relational Database
2 4 (25.00%) Oracle Reports
2 4 (25.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (18.75%) SQL Server 2012
4 1 (6.25%) NoSQL
4 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2005
Development Applications
1 8 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (18.75%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) Subversion
3 1 (6.25%) JIRA
3 1 (6.25%) TeamCity
3 1 (6.25%) Git (software)
General
1 4 (25.00%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 14 (87.50%) Developer
2 7 (43.75%) Web Developer
3 4 (25.00%) .NET Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (18.75%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (12.50%) .NET Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) Software Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Programmer
5 2 (12.50%) Web Applications Developer
5 2 (12.50%) Applications Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C++ Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C# Developer
6 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (6.25%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 16 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (75.00%) .NET Framework
3 11 (68.75%) ASP.NET
3 11 (68.75%) jQuery
4 10 (62.50%) CSS
5 9 (56.25%) ASP.NET MVC
6 8 (50.00%) HTML
7 7 (43.75%) XML
8 6 (37.50%) XSL
8 6 (37.50%) JSON
8 6 (37.50%) REST
8 6 (37.50%) AngularJS
9 5 (31.25%) KnockoutJS
9 5 (31.25%) Entity Framework
10 4 (25.00%) Razor View Engine
11 3 (18.75%) ASP.NET MVC 3
11 3 (18.75%) WCF
11 3 (18.75%) Web Services
12 2 (12.50%) Ajax
12 2 (12.50%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 5 (31.25%) Computer Science
2 4 (25.00%) Data Integration
3 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
4 1 (6.25%) Client/Server
4 1 (6.25%) Mobile App
Processes & Methodologies
1 13 (81.25%) MVC
2 10 (62.50%) Agile Software Development
2 10 (62.50%) Unit Testing
3 6 (37.50%) Web Development
3 6 (37.50%) OO
4 5 (31.25%) Scrum
5 2 (12.50%) SOA
5 2 (12.50%) ETL
5 2 (12.50%) Business Development
5 2 (12.50%) Use Case
5 2 (12.50%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (12.50%) Mentoring
5 2 (12.50%) SDLC
6 1 (6.25%) Performance Tuning
6 1 (6.25%) Continuous Integration
6 1 (6.25%) Multithreading
6 1 (6.25%) OOD
6 1 (6.25%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 14 (87.50%) SQL
2 12 (75.00%) C#
3 11 (68.75%) JavaScript
4 4 (25.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (6.25%) VB.NET
5 1 (6.25%) Bourne shell
5 1 (6.25%) C
5 1 (6.25%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (43.75%) Degree
2 2 (12.50%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (12.50%) HL7
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Oracle
2 6 (37.50%) Microsoft