The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 29 July 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
29 Jul 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 42 53 49
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -4
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 9 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.84% 1.80% 0.65%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.16% 5.17% 1.71%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 2 3
Median daily rate £500 £313 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+60.00% -7.40%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £325 £323
% change year-on-year
+3.07% +0.77%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 -
LINQ
Cambridgeshire

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 Cambridge region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
139 174 175
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 38.83% 34.80% 37.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 92 130 127
Median daily rate £375 £350 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £431
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
+7.14% +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 4 2
Median hourly rate £42.50 £9.50 £43.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
+347.36% -78.16%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.50 £9.50 £39.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £44.50 £35.00 £47.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- +14.28%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Cambridge region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category.

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Cambridge

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridge

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridge

For the 6 months to 29 July 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the Cambridge region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) WPF
3 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
4 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
4 3 (42.86%) MVVM
4 3 (42.86%) XAML
5 2 (28.57%) Microsoft
5 2 (28.57%) CAD
5 2 (28.57%) CSS
5 2 (28.57%) XML
5 2 (28.57%) HTML
5 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 1 (14.29%) SQL
6 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
6 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
6 1 (14.29%) C++
6 1 (14.29%) Windows
6 1 (14.29%) CRM
6 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
6 1 (14.29%) Subversion
6 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 1 (14.29%) MVC
6 1 (14.29%) Ajax
6 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
6 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
6 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
6 1 (14.29%) WCF

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 1 (14.29%) SharePoint
Business Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server
1 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 3 (42.86%) Visual Studio
2 1 (14.29%) Git (software)
2 1 (14.29%) Subversion
General
1 1 (14.29%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineer
2 3 (42.86%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Analyst
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) CRM Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) CRM Technical Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Dynamics CRM Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Senior Technical Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Technical Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Test Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) WPF
3 2 (28.57%) CSS
3 2 (28.57%) HTML
3 2 (28.57%) XML
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Ajax
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET
4 1 (14.29%) Entity Framework
4 1 (14.29%) Hibernate
4 1 (14.29%) jQuery
4 1 (14.29%) WCF
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (71.43%) Software Engineering
2 3 (42.86%) MVVM
3 2 (28.57%) CAD
4 1 (14.29%) CRM
4 1 (14.29%) MVC
4 1 (14.29%) Performance Optimisation
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) XAML
3 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
4 1 (14.29%) C++
4 1 (14.29%) SQL
4 1 (14.29%) T-SQL
4 1 (14.29%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 2 (28.57%) Microsoft