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 14 February 2016 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
14 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 90 85 90
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +5
Contract jobs citing LINQ 8 5 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 0.50% 0.34% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.83% 1.64% 2.54%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 1 2
Average daily rate £378 £350 £403
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.85% -13.04%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £340 £350 £381
10% offered a daily rate of more than £416 £350 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £325 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.53% +8.33%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
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
438 304 354
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East Midlands 27.60% 20.97% 23.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 263 160 184
Average daily rate £325 £325 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +8.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £273 £210 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £425 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 13 2 22
Average hourly rate £37.50 £35.00 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+7.14% +7.69%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £18.50 £29.45 £20.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £35.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

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 14 February 2016. 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
(Use links below to see detailed
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
Leicestershire -5 6 - -
Derbyshire - 1 £425 - 2
Nottinghamshire - 1 £330 - 1
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East Midlands

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 21 (100.00%) C#
2 19 (90.48%) .NET
3 16 (76.19%) Entity Framework
4 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
5 12 (57.14%) Microsoft
6 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
7 10 (47.62%) SQL
7 10 (47.62%) Visual Studio
8 9 (42.86%) HTML
8 9 (42.86%) HTML5
9 8 (38.10%) Windows
10 7 (33.33%) OO
10 7 (33.33%) MVC
10 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
10 7 (33.33%) TDD
10 7 (33.33%) .NET Framework
10 7 (33.33%) RESTful
11 6 (28.57%) Node.js
11 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
11 6 (28.57%) Sass
11 6 (28.57%) AngularJS
11 6 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
11 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
11 6 (28.57%) git-flow
11 6 (28.57%) WCF
11 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
11 6 (28.57%) VB.NET
12 5 (23.81%) MS Office
12 5 (23.81%) ECMAScript
12 5 (23.81%) TypeScript

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the East Midlands by Category

For the 6 months to 14 February 2016, 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 6 (28.57%) Node.js
2 4 (19.05%) BizTalk Server
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2010
3 2 (9.52%) SharePoint 2013
4 1 (4.76%) IIS
Applications
1 5 (23.81%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 1 (4.76%) Dynamics CRM
Communications & Networking
1 1 (4.76%) Firewall
1 1 (4.76%) SMTP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 11 (52.38%) SQL Server
2 4 (19.05%) SQL Server 2012
3 2 (9.52%) MySQL
3 2 (9.52%) SQL Server 2008
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server 2005
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Analysis Services
Development Applications
1 10 (47.62%) Visual Studio
2 6 (28.57%) Git (software)
2 6 (28.57%) git-flow
3 2 (9.52%) Team Foundation Server
4 1 (4.76%) Bower
4 1 (4.76%) JIRA
4 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
General
1 1 (4.76%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 16 (76.19%) Developer
2 7 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 6 (28.57%) Applications Developer
4 5 (23.81%) Development Manager
5 3 (14.29%) .NET Development Manager
5 3 (14.29%) BizTalk Developer
5 3 (14.29%) Software Development Manager
5 3 (14.29%) Software Manager
6 2 (9.52%) .NET Web Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Agile Development Manager
6 2 (9.52%) ASP.NET Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Business Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Systems Developer
6 2 (9.52%) Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) C# Developer
7 1 (4.76%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (4.76%) JavaScript Developer
7 1 (4.76%) Senior Developer
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Developer
7 1 (4.76%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 19 (90.48%) .NET
2 16 (76.19%) Entity Framework
3 9 (42.86%) HTML
3 9 (42.86%) HTML5
4 7 (33.33%) .NET Framework
4 7 (33.33%) RESTful
5 6 (28.57%) AngularJS
5 6 (28.57%) ASP.NET
5 6 (28.57%) Sass
5 6 (28.57%) WCF
6 4 (19.05%) WinForms
7 3 (14.29%) Ajax
7 3 (14.29%) CSS
7 3 (14.29%) jQuery
7 3 (14.29%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (9.52%) CSS3
8 2 (9.52%) Web Services
9 1 (4.76%) ASP.NET MVC
9 1 (4.76%) Silverlight
9 1 (4.76%) XML
Miscellaneous
1 3 (14.29%) NHS
2 2 (9.52%) N-Tier
3 1 (4.76%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (4.76%) AS400
3 1 (4.76%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 8 (38.10%) Windows
2 6 (28.57%) Windows 10
3 4 (19.05%) Windows Phone
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (33.33%) Agile Software Development
1 7 (33.33%) MVC
1 7 (33.33%) OO
1 7 (33.33%) TDD
2 6 (28.57%) Responsive Web Design
3 4 (19.05%) Web Development
4 3 (14.29%) SOA
4 3 (14.29%) UML
5 2 (9.52%) Agile Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) ITIL
5 2 (9.52%) Logistics
5 2 (9.52%) Mobile Development
5 2 (9.52%) Performance Monitoring
5 2 (9.52%) Project Management
5 2 (9.52%) Scrum
5 2 (9.52%) Service Delivery
5 2 (9.52%) User Stories
6 1 (4.76%) Automated Testing
6 1 (4.76%) Line Management
6 1 (4.76%) Mentoring
Programming Languages
1 21 (100.00%) C#
2 15 (71.43%) JavaScript
3 10 (47.62%) SQL
4 6 (28.57%) VB.NET
5 5 (23.81%) ECMAScript
5 5 (23.81%) TypeScript
6 1 (4.76%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 2 (9.52%) Degree
1 2 (9.52%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (14.29%) Disclosure Scotland
Vendors
1 12 (57.14%) Microsoft