The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the East Midlands region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 2 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
2 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 95 92 84
Rank change year-on-year
-3 -8
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 8 10
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.13% 0.51% 0.64%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.55% 1.72% 2.86%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 7 3
Average daily rate
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£225 £275 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-18.18% -15.38%
UK excluding London average daily rate £310 £302 £313
% change year-on-year
+2.81% -3.52%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £28.25 £25.73
% change year-on-year
+23.89% +9.79%
LINQ
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 East Midlands region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East Midlands
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
362 464 350
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 22.63% 29.69% 22.28%
Number of daily rates quoted 203 238 155
Average daily rate £325 £290 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -6.45%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £260 £213 £244
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 14 41
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in the East Midlands

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in the East Midlands

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in the East Midlands

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the East Midlands

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 2 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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statistics and historical trends)
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
Nottinghamshire +7 2 £225 -18.18% 1
Derbyshire - - - -
Leicestershire - - - - 3
Lincolnshire - - - -
Northamptonshire - - - - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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 11 (100.00%) C#
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
2 10 (90.91%) jQuery
3 9 (81.82%) NHibernate
3 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
3 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
4 8 (72.73%) MVC
4 8 (72.73%) OOP
5 7 (63.64%) RESTful
5 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
5 7 (63.64%) Dependency Injection
5 7 (63.64%) SQL Server 2012
5 7 (63.64%) Visual Studio
5 7 (63.64%) Web Services
6 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
7 3 (27.27%) CSS
7 3 (27.27%) HTML
7 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
8 2 (18.18%) TDD
8 2 (18.18%) OO
8 2 (18.18%) Scrum
8 2 (18.18%) SQL
8 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
8 2 (18.18%) XML
8 2 (18.18%) WCF
8 2 (18.18%) WPF
9 1 (9.09%) WF
9 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
9 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 2 October 2014, IT contractor jobs across the East Midlands 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.

Applications
1 1 (9.09%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 9 (81.82%) SQL Server
2 7 (63.64%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (63.64%) Visual Studio
2 1 (9.09%) TeamCity
2 1 (9.09%) MSTest
2 1 (9.09%) Moq
2 1 (9.09%) MSI
2 1 (9.09%) NUnit
2 1 (9.09%) Subversion
2 1 (9.09%) ReSharper
Job Titles
1 10 (90.91%) Developer
2 8 (72.73%) C# Developer
3 7 (63.64%) C# .NET Developer
3 7 (63.64%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) WPF Developer
4 1 (9.09%) .NET Developer
4 1 (9.09%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (90.91%) jQuery
3 9 (81.82%) NHibernate
3 9 (81.82%) ASP.NET
4 7 (63.64%) RESTful
4 7 (63.64%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (63.64%) Web Services
5 6 (54.55%) ASP.NET MVC 4
6 3 (27.27%) CSS
6 3 (27.27%) HTML
6 3 (27.27%) .NET Framework
7 2 (18.18%) XML
7 2 (18.18%) WCF
7 2 (18.18%) WPF
8 1 (9.09%) WF
8 1 (9.09%) HTML5
8 1 (9.09%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 1 (9.09%) CSS3
8 1 (9.09%) Backbone.js
8 1 (9.09%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 1 (9.09%) Inversion of Control
1 1 (9.09%) Enterprise Software
Operating Systems
1 1 (9.09%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 8 (72.73%) MVC
1 8 (72.73%) OOP
2 7 (63.64%) Dependency Injection
3 2 (18.18%) TDD
3 2 (18.18%) OO
3 2 (18.18%) Scrum
4 1 (9.09%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (9.09%) Unit Testing
4 1 (9.09%) Continuous Integration
4 1 (9.09%) BDD
4 1 (9.09%) UML
4 1 (9.09%) E-Commerce
4 1 (9.09%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 11 (100.00%) C#
2 10 (90.91%) JavaScript
3 2 (18.18%) SQL
3 2 (18.18%) T-SQL
4 1 (9.09%) VB.NET
4 1 (9.09%) PL/SQL
4 1 (9.09%) Java
4 1 (9.09%) C++
Qualifications
1 1 (9.09%) Security Cleared