The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Cheltenham region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 29 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 1.35% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.08% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 0
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UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 0 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £28.73
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +11.38%
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Gloucestershire

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 Cheltenham region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Cheltenham
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
65 29 21
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Cheltenham 43.92% 25.22% 28.77%
Number of daily rates quoted 47 18 18
Average daily rate £413 £300 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+37.50% -14.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £275 £300
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 1 0
Average hourly rate £42.50 £40.00 -
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.25% -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Cheltenham

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in Cheltenham

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Cheltenham

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) C++
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) XSLT
2 4 (80.00%) WCF
3 3 (60.00%) Software Delivery
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (60.00%) DHTML
3 3 (60.00%) XSD
3 3 (60.00%) IIS
3 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) WPF
4 2 (40.00%) MVVM
5 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
5 1 (20.00%) WF
5 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
5 1 (20.00%) Use Case
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Cheltenham by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Cheltenham 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 3 (60.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (80.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 3 (60.00%) Visual Studio
2 1 (20.00%) MSTest
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
General
1 4 (80.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Aerospace
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
1 4 (80.00%) C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior C# Developer
2 2 (40.00%) Senior .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
2 2 (40.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) C# Software Engineer
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) XML
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) XSLT
2 4 (80.00%) WCF
3 3 (60.00%) DHTML
3 3 (60.00%) XSD
4 2 (40.00%) WPF
5 1 (20.00%) Entity Framework
5 1 (20.00%) WF
5 1 (20.00%) Silverlight
5 1 (20.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) RESTful
5 1 (20.00%) .NET Framework
5 1 (20.00%) ASP.NET
5 1 (20.00%) CSS
5 1 (20.00%) SOAP
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) Software Delivery
2 2 (40.00%) MVVM
3 1 (20.00%) Automation Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Use Case
3 1 (20.00%) Continuous Integration
3 1 (20.00%) Agile Software Development
3 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Change Management
3 1 (20.00%) UML
3 1 (20.00%) OO
3 1 (20.00%) RUP
3 1 (20.00%) DSDM
3 1 (20.00%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) T-SQL
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) C++
3 1 (20.00%) Java
3 1 (20.00%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Infragistics
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft