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 29 May 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
29 May 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 85 77 81
Rank change year-on-year
-8 +4
Contract jobs citing LINQ 10 17 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.62% 1.13% 0.32%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.56% 4.10% 1.31%
Number of daily rates quoted 7 9 2
Average daily rate
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£320 £260 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+23.07% -25.71%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
- +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £38.25 £32.00 £25.75
% change year-on-year
+19.53% +24.27%
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
391 415 305
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 24.23% 27.50% 24.09%
Number of daily rates quoted 242 221 159
Average daily rate £323 £300 £310
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.50% -3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £240
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £415 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 17 18
Average hourly rate £15.00 £35.00 £33.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-57.14% +6.06%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -

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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East Midlands

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the East Midlands region over the 3 months to 29 May 2015.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram 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 29 May 2015. 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 -3 9 £320 - 3
Leicestershire - 1 - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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 16 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 10 (62.50%) HTML
4 9 (56.25%) CSS
5 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
5 8 (50.00%) SQL
5 8 (50.00%) jQuery
6 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
6 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
6 7 (43.75%) Web Services
6 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
6 7 (43.75%) Entity Framework
7 6 (37.50%) Windows
7 6 (37.50%) MVC
7 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
7 6 (37.50%) Ajax
8 5 (31.25%) XML
9 4 (25.00%) JSON
9 4 (25.00%) WPF
10 3 (18.75%) WCF
10 3 (18.75%) MSTest
10 3 (18.75%) HTML5
10 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
10 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
10 3 (18.75%) Subversion
10 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
10 3 (18.75%) XSLT
10 3 (18.75%) IIS
10 3 (18.75%) T-SQL

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 29 May 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (18.75%) IIS
2 2 (12.50%) SharePoint
2 2 (12.50%) Apache
Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MS Excel
Communications & Networking
1 2 (12.50%) Internet
2 1 (6.25%) Intranet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 8 (50.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Integration Services
2 3 (18.75%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (6.25%) Relational Database
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2012
3 1 (6.25%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (6.25%) Informix
Development Applications
1 3 (18.75%) MSTest
1 3 (18.75%) Subversion
2 2 (12.50%) Visual Studio
3 1 (6.25%) Team Foundation Server
3 1 (6.25%) NUnit
General
1 1 (6.25%) Finance
1 1 (6.25%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 16 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 7 (43.75%) .NET Developer
4 6 (37.50%) C# .NET Developer
5 3 (18.75%) Software Developer
6 2 (12.50%) VB.NET Developer
6 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (12.50%) Front-End Developer
7 1 (6.25%) VB.NET/ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Silverlight Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Software Developer
7 1 (6.25%) WinForms Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Web Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Applications Developer
7 1 (6.25%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 12 (75.00%) .NET
2 10 (62.50%) HTML
3 9 (56.25%) CSS
4 8 (50.00%) jQuery
5 7 (43.75%) .NET Framework
5 7 (43.75%) Web Services
5 7 (43.75%) Entity Framework
6 6 (37.50%) ASP.NET
6 6 (37.50%) Ajax
7 5 (31.25%) XML
8 4 (25.00%) JSON
8 4 (25.00%) WPF
9 3 (18.75%) WCF
9 3 (18.75%) HTML5
9 3 (18.75%) XSLT
9 3 (18.75%) WinForms
10 2 (12.50%) ASP.NET MVC
10 2 (12.50%) Kendo UI
11 1 (6.25%) ASP.NET Web API
11 1 (6.25%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 2 (12.50%) Mathematics
1 2 (12.50%) Physics
1 2 (12.50%) Computer Science
Operating Systems
1 6 (37.50%) Windows
2 2 (12.50%) UNIX
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (43.75%) Agile Software Development
2 6 (37.50%) MVC
3 3 (18.75%) Waterfall
4 1 (6.25%) Change Control
4 1 (6.25%) Unit Testing
4 1 (6.25%) TDD
4 1 (6.25%) Software Engineering
4 1 (6.25%) OO
Programming Languages
1 16 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 8 (50.00%) SQL
4 3 (18.75%) T-SQL
5 2 (12.50%) VB.NET
6 1 (6.25%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 2 (12.50%) Degree
Vendors
1 7 (43.75%) Microsoft
2 2 (12.50%) Oracle