The first table below looks at the demand for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Croydon region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 18 April 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 Croydon 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
18 Apr 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 23 - -
Rank change year-on-year
- 0
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 0 0
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 1.89% - -
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 8.70% - -
Number of daily rates quoted 2 0 0
Average daily rate £394 - -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
- +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £32.00 £29.96 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.80% -14.40%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Croydon
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
23 11 37
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Croydon 21.70% 16.92% 23.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 19 10 21
Average daily rate £350 £388 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-9.67% +10.71%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £282 £265 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £438 £482 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £333 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+2.46% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £17.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £31.00
% change year-on-year
- +12.90%
LINQ
London

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Croydon

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Croydon

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Croydon

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
1 4 (100.00%) WinForms
2 3 (75.00%) MVC
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) WF
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
2 3 (75.00%) OO
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) Internet
2 3 (75.00%) OOD
2 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
2 3 (75.00%) DNS
2 3 (75.00%) XML Schema
2 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (75.00%) Classic ASP
2 3 (75.00%) IIS
2 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
3 2 (50.00%) Finance
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
4 1 (25.00%) NUnit
4 1 (25.00%) Subversion
4 1 (25.00%) JIRA
4 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
4 1 (25.00%) Perforce
4 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
4 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Croydon by Category

For the 6 months to 18 April 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Croydon 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 (75.00%) IIS
Applications
1 1 (25.00%) MS Office
1 1 (25.00%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 3 (75.00%) Internet
1 3 (75.00%) TCP/IP
1 3 (75.00%) DNS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 1 (25.00%) Oracle Database
Development Applications
1 3 (75.00%) Visual Studio
1 3 (75.00%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
2 1 (25.00%) NUnit
2 1 (25.00%) Subversion
2 1 (25.00%) JIRA
2 1 (25.00%) Bugzilla
2 1 (25.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (50.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Lead Developer
2 3 (75.00%) Lead .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) WinForms
2 3 (75.00%) WCF
2 3 (75.00%) WF
2 3 (75.00%) XML
2 3 (75.00%) XML Schema
2 3 (75.00%) Classic ASP
3 1 (25.00%) WPF
3 1 (25.00%) SOAP
3 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Operating Systems
1 4 (100.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (75.00%) MVC
1 3 (75.00%) OO
1 3 (75.00%) OOD
2 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 1 (25.00%) Unit Testing
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Perforce
1 1 (25.00%) Oracle
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft