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 contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 30 June 2016 with a comparison to the same period over 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.

3 months to
30 Jun 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 121 139 130
Rank change year-on-year
+18 -9
Contract jobs citing LINQ 8 10 18
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.32% 0.33% 0.61%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.18% 1.25% 2.07%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 7 16
Median daily rate £349 £325 £325
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.30% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £325 £315 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £375 £425
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £34.00 £32.00
% 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
680 799 871
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 27.07% 26.73% 29.39%
Number of daily rates quoted 425 491 547
Median daily rate £375 £365 £350
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.73% +4.28%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £250 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £475 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 29 31
Median hourly rate £31.27 £38.00 £38.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-17.71% -1.29%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £27.50 £20.94 £28.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.40 £45.00 £46.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate £36.00 £40.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-10.00% +14.28%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in the East of England

The demand trend of contract jobs across the East of England region citing LINQ as a proportion of all IT contracts with a match in 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
Daily Rate Histogram in the East of England

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 June 2016.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram 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 median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 June 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
(Click see detailed
statistics and trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Cambridgeshire +11 3 £500 +53.84% 2
Suffolk - 3 £325 -
Essex +9 2 £350 -6.66%
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 June 2016, IT contractor jobs citing LINQ also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number co-occurrences and its proportion to all contract ads across the East of England region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 26 (100.00%) C#
1 26 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 14 (53.85%) MVC
4 13 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 13 (50.00%) WPF
4 13 (50.00%) jQuery
5 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
5 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
6 11 (42.31%) TDD
6 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET MVC
7 10 (38.46%) Entity Framework
8 9 (34.62%) SQL
8 9 (34.62%) CSS
8 9 (34.62%) HTML
9 8 (30.77%) NUnit
9 8 (30.77%) Selenium
9 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
9 8 (30.77%) Lambda Expressions
9 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
10 7 (26.92%) HTML5
10 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web API
10 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
11 6 (23.08%) XML
11 6 (23.08%) Ajax
11 6 (23.08%) WCF
11 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
12 5 (19.23%) Git (software)

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

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 2 (7.69%) SharePoint
2 1 (3.85%) BizTalk Server
2 1 (3.85%) IIS
Business Applications
1 2 (7.69%) Dynamics CRM
2 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) NUnit
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
2 7 (26.92%) Visual Studio
3 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
4 5 (19.23%) Git (software)
5 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
5 3 (11.54%) Moq
5 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow
6 2 (7.69%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 16 (61.54%) .NET Developer
1 16 (61.54%) Developer
2 11 (42.31%) C# .NET Developer
2 11 (42.31%) C# Developer
3 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET Developer
3 8 (30.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 8 (30.77%) Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) C# Software Engineer
4 4 (15.38%) Senior Software Engineer
5 3 (11.54%) .NET Web Developer
5 3 (11.54%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
5 3 (11.54%) SQL Developer
5 3 (11.54%) Web Developer
6 2 (7.69%) .NET Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (7.69%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.85%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (3.85%) CRM Consultant
7 1 (3.85%) Lead C# Developer
7 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 26 (100.00%) .NET
2 16 (61.54%) ASP.NET
3 13 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 13 (50.00%) jQuery
3 13 (50.00%) WPF
4 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET MVC
5 10 (38.46%) Entity Framework
6 9 (34.62%) CSS
6 9 (34.62%) HTML
7 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
7 8 (30.77%) Lambda Expressions
8 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web API
8 7 (26.92%) HTML5
9 6 (23.08%) Ajax
9 6 (23.08%) WCF
9 6 (23.08%) XML
10 5 (19.23%) CSS3
11 4 (15.38%) Web Services
12 3 (11.54%) ADO.NET
12 3 (11.54%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 2 (7.69%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 14 (53.85%) MVC
2 11 (42.31%) TDD
3 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
4 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
5 5 (19.23%) MVVM
6 4 (15.38%) CAD
6 4 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
6 4 (15.38%) Web Development
7 3 (11.54%) BDD
7 3 (11.54%) Scrum
7 3 (11.54%) SOLID
8 2 (7.69%) CRM
8 2 (7.69%) Document Management
8 2 (7.69%) Front End Development
8 2 (7.69%) Performance Optimisation
8 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
9 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
9 1 (3.85%) DevOps
9 1 (3.85%) OO
9 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) C#
2 12 (46.15%) JavaScript
3 9 (34.62%) SQL
4 5 (19.23%) XAML
5 1 (3.85%) C++
5 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
5 1 (3.85%) VB.NET
Vendors
1 4 (15.38%) Microsoft