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 30 January 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
30 Jan 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 111 122 105
Rank change year-on-year
+11 -17
Contract jobs citing LINQ 17 6 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.66% 0.26% 0.71%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 2.22% 0.90% 2.29%
Number of daily rates quoted 14 4 12
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£365 £375 £369
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.66% +1.69%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £375 £310
10% offered a daily rate of more than £398 £428 £398
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £300 £325
% change year-on-year
+8.33% -7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
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
766 665 743
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.95% 29.15% 30.92%
Number of daily rates quoted 462 364 432
Average daily rate £375 £375 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +7.14%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £238 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £450 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 29 47 25
Average hourly rate £37.50 £32.50 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+15.38% -7.14%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £23.00 £11.00 £30.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £43.75 £37.50 £40.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £33.50 £32.50 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.07% -7.14%

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
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 January 2015.

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 average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the East of England region over the 3 months to 30 January 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
Hertfordshire +8 9 £319 -29.11% 4
Cambridgeshire - 2 £369 - 1
Essex - 2 £375 - 1
Norfolk - - - -
Bedfordshire - - - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 32 (96.97%) .NET
2 29 (87.88%) C#
3 27 (81.82%) JavaScript
3 27 (81.82%) ASP.NET
4 26 (78.79%) CSS
5 24 (72.73%) .NET Framework
6 22 (66.67%) SQL Server
7 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
8 19 (57.58%) HTML
8 19 (57.58%) WCF
9 18 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
10 17 (51.52%) SQL
11 16 (48.48%) XML
12 15 (45.45%) MVC
12 15 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
12 15 (45.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
13 13 (39.39%) Scrum
14 12 (36.36%) XSLT
14 12 (36.36%) CSS3
15 11 (33.33%) XSL
15 11 (33.33%) VBScript
15 11 (33.33%) Code Coverage
16 10 (30.30%) TDD
16 10 (30.30%) IIS
16 10 (30.30%) ADO.NET
17 9 (27.27%) BDD
17 9 (27.27%) LINQ to SQL
17 9 (27.27%) POCO
17 9 (27.27%) Inversion of Control
17 9 (27.27%) QA

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

For the 6 months to 30 January 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 10 (30.30%) IIS
2 1 (3.03%) BizTalk Server
Cloud Services
1 1 (3.03%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 9 (27.27%) TCP/IP
2 1 (3.03%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 22 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 18 (54.55%) SQL Server 2008
3 6 (18.18%) SQL Server 2012
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database 10g
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle9i Database
4 3 (9.09%) Oracle Database
4 3 (9.09%) Relational Database
5 1 (3.03%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 8 (24.24%) NUnit
2 7 (21.21%) Selenium
2 7 (21.21%) SpecFlow
3 6 (18.18%) Moq
3 6 (18.18%) FxCop
3 6 (18.18%) StyleCop
3 6 (18.18%) JIRA
4 3 (9.09%) JUnit
4 3 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 2 (6.06%) Git (software)
5 2 (6.06%) ReSharper
6 1 (3.03%) Subversion
6 1 (3.03%) Visual Studio
6 1 (3.03%) MSTest
General
1 4 (12.12%) Finance
Job Titles
1 27 (81.82%) Developer
2 23 (69.70%) .NET Developer
3 10 (30.30%) C# Developer
3 10 (30.30%) C# .NET Developer
4 6 (18.18%) Analyst
5 5 (15.15%) Analyst Programmer
5 5 (15.15%) Programmer
6 4 (12.12%) Lead Developer
7 3 (9.09%) Agile .NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Agile C# Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Lead .NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) C# ASP.NET Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Web Developer
8 2 (6.06%) Senior Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Software Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Data Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Senior Web Developer
9 1 (3.03%) ASP.NET Developer
9 1 (3.03%) Data Migration Analyst
9 1 (3.03%) Senior C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 32 (96.97%) .NET
2 27 (81.82%) ASP.NET
3 26 (78.79%) CSS
4 24 (72.73%) .NET Framework
5 19 (57.58%) HTML
5 19 (57.58%) WCF
6 16 (48.48%) XML
7 15 (45.45%) ASP.NET MVC
7 15 (45.45%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 12 (36.36%) XSLT
8 12 (36.36%) CSS3
9 11 (33.33%) XSL
10 10 (30.30%) ADO.NET
11 9 (27.27%) LINQ to SQL
11 9 (27.27%) POCO
12 8 (24.24%) jQuery
13 7 (21.21%) Castle Windsor
13 7 (21.21%) Autofac
14 5 (15.15%) HTML5
15 4 (12.12%) StructureMap
Miscellaneous
1 9 (27.27%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (6.06%) EMV
3 1 (3.03%) Client/Server
3 1 (3.03%) Analytical Skills
3 1 (3.03%) Data Structures
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.03%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 21 (63.64%) Agile Software Development
2 15 (45.45%) MVC
3 13 (39.39%) Scrum
4 11 (33.33%) Code Coverage
5 10 (30.30%) TDD
6 9 (27.27%) BDD
6 9 (27.27%) Regression Testing
7 8 (24.24%) Continuous Integration
8 5 (15.15%) OO
9 4 (12.12%) Dependency Injection
10 3 (9.09%) OOP
10 3 (9.09%) Unit Testing
11 2 (6.06%) Refactoring
11 2 (6.06%) Software Engineering
11 2 (6.06%) DSDM
11 2 (6.06%) E-Commerce
12 1 (3.03%) Service Delivery
12 1 (3.03%) Migration
12 1 (3.03%) Workflow
12 1 (3.03%) Data Analysis
Programming Languages
1 29 (87.88%) C#
2 27 (81.82%) JavaScript
3 17 (51.52%) SQL
4 11 (33.33%) VBScript
5 9 (27.27%) T-SQL
6 5 (15.15%) Groovy
7 4 (12.12%) Java
8 2 (6.06%) VB
9 1 (3.03%) C++
9 1 (3.03%) PL/SQL
9 1 (3.03%) R
Qualifications
1 4 (12.12%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 9 (27.27%) QA
Vendors
1 9 (27.27%) Microsoft
2 3 (9.09%) Oracle
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