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 24 May 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
24 May 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 118 131 108
Rank change year-on-year
+13 -23
Contract jobs citing LINQ 11 5 34
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.45% 0.18% 1.12%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.78% 0.70% 4.11%
Number of daily rates quoted 10 5 23
Median daily rate £336 £375 £338
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-10.33% +11.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £301 £310 £260
10% offered a daily rate of more than £351 £420 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Median hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London median hourly rate - £42.50 £32.00
% change year-on-year
- +32.81%
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
619 718 828
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 25.08% 26.22% 27.34%
Number of daily rates quoted 390 392 490
Median daily rate £375 £375 £360
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +4.16%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £265 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £537 £488 £450
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £350 £350
% change year-on-year
+7.14% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 27 33
Median hourly rate £30.50 £40.30 £37.50
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-24.31% +7.46%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £9.00 £35.00 £29.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.28 £46.40 £40.50
UK excluding London median hourly rate £34.50 £37.80 £35.00
% change year-on-year
-8.73% +8.00%

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
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 24 May 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
Essex 0 4 £350 -6.66%
Norfolk - 3 £310 - 1
Cambridgeshire +11 2 £350 +16.66% 1
Suffolk - 2 £336 - 2
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 24 May 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
6 11 (42.31%) ASP.NET MVC
6 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
6 11 (42.31%) TDD
7 10 (38.46%) Entity Framework
8 9 (34.62%) SQL
9 8 (30.77%) HTML
9 8 (30.77%) CSS
9 8 (30.77%) NUnit
9 8 (30.77%) Selenium
9 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
9 8 (30.77%) Software Engineering
9 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
9 8 (30.77%) Lambda Expressions
10 7 (26.92%) HTML5
10 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web API
11 6 (23.08%) Ajax
11 6 (23.08%) Agile Software Development
11 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
11 6 (23.08%) CAD
12 5 (19.23%) XML
12 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
12 5 (19.23%) WCF

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 1 (3.85%) Dynamics AX
1 1 (3.85%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (46.15%) SQL Server
2 8 (30.77%) SQL Server 2008
3 1 (3.85%) SQL Server Integration Services
Development Applications
1 8 (30.77%) NUnit
1 8 (30.77%) Selenium
2 6 (23.08%) Team Foundation Server
3 5 (19.23%) Visual Studio
4 4 (15.38%) Git (software)
5 3 (11.54%) Jenkins
5 3 (11.54%) Moq
5 3 (11.54%) SpecFlow
6 1 (3.85%) Subversion
General
1 3 (11.54%) Finance
2 1 (3.85%) Advertising
Job Titles
1 17 (65.38%) .NET Developer
1 17 (65.38%) Developer
2 12 (46.15%) C# .NET Developer
2 12 (46.15%) C# Developer
3 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET Developer
3 8 (30.77%) C# ASP.NET Developer
3 8 (30.77%) Software Engineer
4 6 (23.08%) 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%) C# Software Engineer
6 2 (7.69%) C# WPF Developer
6 2 (7.69%) SQL Server Developer
6 2 (7.69%) WPF Developer
7 1 (3.85%) .NET Software Engineer
7 1 (3.85%) C# Web Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Lead .NET Developer
7 1 (3.85%) Lead C# 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 8 (30.77%) ASP.NET MVC 5
6 8 (30.77%) CSS
6 8 (30.77%) HTML
6 8 (30.77%) Lambda Expressions
7 7 (26.92%) ASP.NET Web API
7 7 (26.92%) HTML5
8 6 (23.08%) Ajax
9 5 (19.23%) CSS3
9 5 (19.23%) WCF
9 5 (19.23%) XML
10 4 (15.38%) Web Services
11 3 (11.54%) ADO.NET
11 3 (11.54%) NHibernate
Miscellaneous
1 3 (11.54%) N-Tier
2 1 (3.85%) Inversion of Control
Operating Systems
1 1 (3.85%) 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
4 6 (23.08%) CAD
5 4 (15.38%) Dependency Injection
5 4 (15.38%) Web Development
6 3 (11.54%) BDD
6 3 (11.54%) MVVM
6 3 (11.54%) Scrum
6 3 (11.54%) SOLID
7 2 (7.69%) Document Management
7 2 (7.69%) Front End Development
7 2 (7.69%) Stakeholder Management
8 1 (3.85%) Continuous Integration
8 1 (3.85%) CRM
8 1 (3.85%) DevOps
8 1 (3.85%) OO
8 1 (3.85%) Performance Optimisation
8 1 (3.85%) Workflow
Programming Languages
1 26 (100.00%) C#
2 11 (42.31%) JavaScript
3 9 (34.62%) SQL
4 3 (11.54%) XAML
5 2 (7.69%) VB.NET
6 1 (3.85%) T-SQL
Vendors
1 3 (11.54%) Microsoft