The first table below looks at the demand for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridge region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 11 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Cambridge region.

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
11 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 43 - 45
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LINQ 4 0 5
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 0.95% - 1.11%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.34% - 2.98%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 0 0
Average daily rate
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£331 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £300
% change year-on-year
+4.83% +3.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 3
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+33.33% -31.42%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridge
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
171 101 168
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 40.71% 26.72% 37.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 49 81
Average daily rate £350 £350 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +16.66%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £340 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.61% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 10 23
Average hourly rate £39.50 £35.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.26% +1.42%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.55 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-4.14% +7.69%
LINQ
Cambridgeshire

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridge

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing LINQ across the Cambridge region as a proportion of the total demand within 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
Daily Rate Histogram in Cambridge

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the Cambridge region over the 3 months to 11 July 2014.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram 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 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 7 (100.00%) C#
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) WCF
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
2 6 (85.71%) XML
3 5 (71.43%) WPF
3 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
4 4 (57.14%) MVC
5 3 (42.86%) XAML
5 3 (42.86%) Migration
5 3 (42.86%) Scrum
5 3 (42.86%) TDD
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) CSS
5 3 (42.86%) HTML
5 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
5 3 (42.86%) SQL
5 3 (42.86%) HTML5
5 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (42.86%) RESTful
5 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
5 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
5 3 (42.86%) WiX
5 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 3 (42.86%) MSBuild
6 2 (28.57%) HTML5 Canvas
6 2 (28.57%) Android Development
6 2 (28.57%) Android

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 11 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridge 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 (14.29%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (14.29%) Photoshop
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 5 (71.43%) Visual Studio
2 3 (42.86%) Team Foundation Server
2 3 (42.86%) WiX
2 3 (42.86%) MSBuild
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 6 (85.71%) Developer
2 5 (71.43%) Senior Developer
3 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
3 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
3 4 (57.14%) C# .NET Developer
4 3 (42.86%) Senior C# Developer
4 3 (42.86%) Senior .NET Developer
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Developer
5 2 (28.57%) SQL Server Developer
5 2 (28.57%) Senior SQL Developer
5 2 (28.57%) Senior SQL Server Developer
6 1 (14.29%) C# ASP.NET Developer
6 1 (14.29%) Software Engineer
6 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
6 1 (14.29%) C# Software Engineer
6 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
1 7 (100.00%) WCF
2 6 (85.71%) XML
2 6 (85.71%) ASP.NET
3 5 (71.43%) WPF
4 4 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (42.86%) HTML5
5 3 (42.86%) HTML
5 3 (42.86%) RESTful
5 3 (42.86%) .NET Framework
5 3 (42.86%) CSS
6 2 (28.57%) SOAP
6 2 (28.57%) Web Services
6 2 (28.57%) HTML5 Canvas
7 1 (14.29%) CSS3
7 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 1 (14.29%) jQuery
Miscellaneous
1 1 (14.29%) RIA
1 1 (14.29%) Mobile App
Operating Systems
1 2 (28.57%) Windows
1 2 (28.57%) Android
2 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (57.14%) MVC
2 3 (42.86%) Migration
2 3 (42.86%) Scrum
2 3 (42.86%) TDD
2 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
3 2 (28.57%) Android Development
4 1 (14.29%) Mobile Application Development
4 1 (14.29%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 7 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (42.86%) JavaScript
2 3 (42.86%) SQL
2 3 (42.86%) XAML
2 3 (42.86%) PowerShell
3 2 (28.57%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft