The table below looks at the statistics 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 4 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
4 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 49 49 -
Rank change year-on-year
0 -
Contract jobs citing LINQ 7 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 1.42% 0.21% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.61% 0.55% -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 1 0
Average daily rate
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- £325 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £315
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +3.17%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- +62.79%
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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
194 181 122
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridge 39.35% 38.19% 33.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 125 127 48
Average daily rate £363 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £286 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £475 £515
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 0 8
Average hourly rate £42.50 - £35.00
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.50 - £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 - £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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
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 4 September 2015, 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 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) WPF
2 7 (77.78%) Unit Testing
2 7 (77.78%) Time Management
2 7 (77.78%) Banking
2 7 (77.78%) Technical Architecture
2 7 (77.78%) WCF
2 7 (77.78%) ADO.NET
2 7 (77.78%) Scrum
3 6 (66.67%) XML
3 6 (66.67%) Windows
3 6 (66.67%) C#
3 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 6 (66.67%) WF
4 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
4 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
4 5 (55.56%) MVC
4 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
4 5 (55.56%) Finance
4 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
5 4 (44.44%) UML
5 4 (44.44%) MSMQ
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
5 4 (44.44%) Multithreading
6 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
6 3 (33.33%) SQL
6 3 (33.33%) Workflow
7 2 (22.22%) Back Office
7 2 (22.22%) Microsoft
7 2 (22.22%) Java

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridge by Category

For the 6 months to 4 September 2015, 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 (11.11%) IIS
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Server
1 1 (11.11%) Node.js
1 1 (11.11%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 1 (11.11%) MS Office
Cloud Services
1 5 (55.56%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 1 (11.11%) GSM
1 1 (11.11%) SMPP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 1 (11.11%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (22.22%) Visual Studio
1 2 (22.22%) Git (software)
1 2 (22.22%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (22.22%) SoapUI
2 1 (11.11%) ANTLR
General
1 7 (77.78%) Banking
2 5 (55.56%) Telecoms
2 5 (55.56%) Finance
3 2 (22.22%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 9 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (33.33%) Senior Developer
3 1 (11.11%) C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior C# Developer
3 1 (11.11%) SharePoint Developer
3 1 (11.11%) UI Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Senior Architect
3 1 (11.11%) UI Programmer
3 1 (11.11%) Web Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Applications Developer
3 1 (11.11%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 8 (88.89%) .NET
1 8 (88.89%) WPF
2 7 (77.78%) WCF
2 7 (77.78%) ADO.NET
3 6 (66.67%) XML
3 6 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 6 (66.67%) WF
4 5 (55.56%) ASP.NET Web API
5 4 (44.44%) MSMQ
5 4 (44.44%) ASP.NET
6 1 (11.11%) CSS
6 1 (11.11%) HTML
6 1 (11.11%) XSL
6 1 (11.11%) CAML
6 1 (11.11%) AppFabric
6 1 (11.11%) Entity Framework
6 1 (11.11%) LINQ to SQL
Miscellaneous
1 1 (11.11%) Computer Science
1 1 (11.11%) Mobile Banking
Operating Systems
1 6 (66.67%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (77.78%) Scrum
1 7 (77.78%) Technical Architecture
1 7 (77.78%) Unit Testing
1 7 (77.78%) Time Management
2 5 (55.56%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (55.56%) MVC
3 4 (44.44%) Multithreading
3 4 (44.44%) UML
4 3 (33.33%) Workflow
5 2 (22.22%) MVVM
6 1 (11.11%) Business Continuity
6 1 (11.11%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 6 (66.67%) C#
2 3 (33.33%) JavaScript
2 3 (33.33%) SQL
3 2 (22.22%) Java
Qualifications
1 1 (11.11%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (11.11%) ISO 8583
Vendors
1 2 (22.22%) Microsoft