The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cambridgeshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 24 October 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
24 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 63 62 -
Rank change year-on-year
-1 -
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 1 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 0.27% 0.15% -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.82% 0.38% -
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 0
Average daily rate
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£325 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £300 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.16% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £33.62
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -36.04%
LINQ
East of England

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 Cambridgeshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cambridgeshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
245 266 214
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cambridgeshire 33.56% 39.70% 28.08%
Number of daily rates quoted 149 104 103
Average daily rate £350 £338 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.70% +12.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £508 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 4 13 21
Average hourly rate £43.75 £39.00 £25.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+12.17% +56.00%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £30.00
% change year-on-year
- +16.66%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Cambridgeshire

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in Cambridgeshire

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in Cambridgeshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Cambridgeshire region over the 3 months to 24 October 2014. 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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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
Cambridge - 1 £325 - 2
LINQ
East of England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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%) .NET
2 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 6 (85.71%) C#
3 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
3 5 (71.43%) XML
3 5 (71.43%) WCF
4 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
5 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
5 3 (42.86%) MVC
5 3 (42.86%) Microsoft
5 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
5 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
5 3 (42.86%) Scrum
6 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
6 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
6 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
6 2 (28.57%) WPF
6 2 (28.57%) jQuery
6 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
6 2 (28.57%) RESTful
6 2 (28.57%) WiX
6 2 (28.57%) MSBuild
6 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
6 2 (28.57%) HTML
6 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
6 2 (28.57%) SQL
6 2 (28.57%) XAML
6 2 (28.57%) Migration
6 2 (28.57%) TDD
7 1 (14.29%) Banking

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Cambridgeshire by Category

For the 6 months to 24 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Cambridgeshire 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
1 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Server
Database & Business Intelligence
1 6 (85.71%) SQL Server
2 2 (28.57%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 4 (57.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 2 (28.57%) WiX
2 2 (28.57%) MSBuild
2 2 (28.57%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (14.29%) Telecoms
1 1 (14.29%) Finance
1 1 (14.29%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (71.43%) Developer
2 4 (57.14%) .NET Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C# Developer
2 4 (57.14%) C# .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior C# Developer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior .NET Developer
3 2 (28.57%) C# Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Software Engineer
3 2 (28.57%) Senior Developer
4 1 (14.29%) Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Developer
4 1 (14.29%) SQL Server Developer
4 1 (14.29%) .NET Software Engineer
4 1 (14.29%) Senior SQL Server Developer
4 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Developer
4 1 (14.29%) BizTalk Consultant
4 1 (14.29%) Senior SQL Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 7 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (71.43%) ASP.NET
2 5 (71.43%) XML
2 5 (71.43%) WCF
3 3 (42.86%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (28.57%) HTML
4 2 (28.57%) .NET Framework
4 2 (28.57%) WPF
4 2 (28.57%) jQuery
4 2 (28.57%) RESTful
5 1 (14.29%) XSLT
5 1 (14.29%) CSS
5 1 (14.29%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 1 (14.29%) SignalR
Operating Systems
1 1 (14.29%) Windows
1 1 (14.29%) Android
1 1 (14.29%) Windows Server 2008
1 1 (14.29%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (42.86%) MVC
1 3 (42.86%) Scrum
1 3 (42.86%) Agile Software Development
1 3 (42.86%) Multithreading
2 2 (28.57%) TDD
2 2 (28.57%) Software Engineering
2 2 (28.57%) Migration
3 1 (14.29%) DSDM
3 1 (14.29%) Workflow
3 1 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
3 1 (14.29%) Android Development
Programming Languages
1 6 (85.71%) C#
2 2 (28.57%) JavaScript
2 2 (28.57%) SQL
2 2 (28.57%) XAML
2 2 (28.57%) PowerShell
3 1 (14.29%) R
Vendors
1 3 (42.86%) Microsoft