The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the East of England region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 26 February 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
26 Feb 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 121 131 109
Rank change year-on-year
+10 -22
Contract jobs citing LINQ 5 7 13
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.20% 0.27% 0.56%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.66% 0.91% 1.90%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 4 12
Average daily rate
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£288 £375 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-23.33% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £279 £323 £339
10% offered a daily rate of more than £332 £375 £448
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -6.15%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £37.50 £40.00
% change year-on-year
- -6.25%
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 of England region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
East of England
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
755 767 685
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 30.37% 29.56% 29.41%
Number of daily rates quoted 445 420 388
Average daily rate £375 £373 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+0.67% +6.42%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £475
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 31 41 28
Average hourly rate £36.00 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+10.76% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £11.50 £29.33
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.50 £40.35 £39.90
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £33.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -5.71%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in the East of England

LINQ
Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

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

LINQ Hourly Rate Trend in the East of England

LINQ
Contract Job Locations in the East of England

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 of England region over the 3 months to 26 February 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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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
Hertfordshire +15 4 £288 -
Cambridgeshire -4 1 £288 - 2
Essex - - - -
Norfolk - - - - 1
Suffolk - - - - 1
Bedfordshire - - - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 27 (96.43%) .NET
2 25 (89.29%) C#
3 22 (78.57%) JavaScript
3 22 (78.57%) ASP.NET
3 22 (78.57%) CSS
4 21 (75.00%) .NET Framework
5 19 (67.86%) SQL Server
6 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
6 16 (57.14%) WCF
6 16 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
7 15 (53.57%) HTML
8 14 (50.00%) XML
8 14 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
9 13 (46.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 13 (46.43%) SQL
9 13 (46.43%) MVC
10 11 (39.29%) CSS3
11 10 (35.71%) VBScript
11 10 (35.71%) Scrum
11 10 (35.71%) XSL
11 10 (35.71%) XSLT
11 10 (35.71%) Code Coverage
12 9 (32.14%) IIS
12 9 (32.14%) ADO.NET
12 9 (32.14%) TDD
12 9 (32.14%) Inversion of Control
12 9 (32.14%) BDD
13 8 (28.57%) POCO
13 8 (28.57%) Regression Testing
13 8 (28.57%) QA

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in the East of England by Category

For the 6 months to 26 February 2015, IT contractor jobs across the East of England 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 9 (32.14%) IIS
2 1 (3.57%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 8 (28.57%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.57%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 19 (67.86%) SQL Server
2 16 (57.14%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (21.43%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (10.71%) Oracle Database 10g
5 2 (7.14%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 6 (21.43%) NUnit
1 6 (21.43%) Selenium
1 6 (21.43%) Moq
1 6 (21.43%) SpecFlow
2 5 (17.86%) FxCop
2 5 (17.86%) StyleCop
2 5 (17.86%) JIRA
3 3 (10.71%) JUnit
4 2 (7.14%) ReSharper
4 2 (7.14%) Git (software)
5 1 (3.57%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 3 (10.71%) Finance
Job Titles
1 22 (78.57%) Developer
2 19 (67.86%) .NET Developer
3 8 (28.57%) C# Developer
3 8 (28.57%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (21.43%) Analyst
5 5 (17.86%) Analyst Programmer
5 5 (17.86%) Programmer
6 4 (14.29%) Lead Developer
7 3 (10.71%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Agile C# Developer
8 2 (7.14%) Lead .NET Developer
9 1 (3.57%) .NET Software Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Data Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) Web Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Senior Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (3.57%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (3.57%) Data Migration Analyst
9 1 (3.57%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 27 (96.43%) .NET
2 22 (78.57%) ASP.NET
2 22 (78.57%) CSS
3 21 (75.00%) .NET Framework
4 16 (57.14%) WCF
5 15 (53.57%) HTML
6 14 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
6 14 (50.00%) XML
7 13 (46.43%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 11 (39.29%) CSS3
9 10 (35.71%) XSL
9 10 (35.71%) XSLT
10 9 (32.14%) ADO.NET
11 8 (28.57%) POCO
12 7 (25.00%) LINQ to SQL
13 6 (21.43%) Castle Windsor
13 6 (21.43%) Autofac
13 6 (21.43%) jQuery
14 5 (17.86%) HTML5
15 4 (14.29%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (32.14%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (7.14%) EMV
3 1 (3.57%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.57%) Data Structures
Processes & Methodologies
1 16 (57.14%) Agile Software Development
2 13 (46.43%) MVC
3 10 (35.71%) Code Coverage
3 10 (35.71%) Scrum
4 9 (32.14%) TDD
4 9 (32.14%) BDD
5 8 (28.57%) Regression Testing
6 7 (25.00%) Continuous Integration
7 4 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
8 3 (10.71%) Unit Testing
8 3 (10.71%) OOP
8 3 (10.71%) OO
9 2 (7.14%) E-Commerce
9 2 (7.14%) Refactoring
10 1 (3.57%) Data Migration
10 1 (3.57%) Data Cleansing
10 1 (3.57%) Data Mapping
10 1 (3.57%) Data Analysis
10 1 (3.57%) Workflow
10 1 (3.57%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 25 (89.29%) C#
2 22 (78.57%) JavaScript
3 13 (46.43%) SQL
4 10 (35.71%) VBScript
5 7 (25.00%) T-SQL
6 5 (17.86%) Groovy
7 3 (10.71%) Java
8 1 (3.57%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 8 (28.57%) QA
Vendors
1 8 (28.57%) Microsoft
2 3 (10.71%) Oracle