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 22 September 2014 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
22 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 137 114 121
Rank change year-on-year
-23 +7
Contract jobs citing LINQ 14 5 17
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 0.45% 0.21% 0.55%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.52% 0.70% 1.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 8 3 12
Average daily rate
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£338 £450 £288
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-25.00% +56.52%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £310 £410 £270
10% offered a daily rate of more than £425 £490 £373
UK excluding London average daily rate £311 £313 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.40% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -34.07%
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
921 716 866
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the East of England 29.93% 30.10% 27.85%
Number of daily rates quoted 575 351 429
Average daily rate £375 £375 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +10.29%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £250 £250
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £475 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 19 42 62
Average hourly rate £25.00 £39.00 £32.10
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-35.89% +21.49%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.60 £12.28 £19.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £37.72 £50.00 £45.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £34.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
-2.85% +7.69%

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 22 September 2014. 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
Essex -3 6 £338 -25.00% 1
Hertfordshire -22 5 - - 2
Bedfordshire - 2 £405 - 2
Cambridgeshire +2 1 £325 -35.00% 1
Norfolk - - - -
LINQ
England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in the East of England

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 37 (100.00%) .NET
2 34 (91.89%) C#
3 31 (83.78%) ASP.NET
4 28 (75.68%) SQL Server
5 26 (70.27%) CSS
5 26 (70.27%) Agile Software Development
6 24 (64.86%) .NET Framework
6 24 (64.86%) WCF
6 24 (64.86%) JavaScript
7 22 (59.46%) HTML
8 19 (51.35%) SQL
9 18 (48.65%) MVC
10 16 (43.24%) XML
11 15 (40.54%) TDD
12 14 (37.84%) jQuery
12 14 (37.84%) ASP.NET MVC
12 14 (37.84%) Scrum
13 13 (35.14%) Team Foundation Server
13 13 (35.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
14 12 (32.43%) WPF
14 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
15 11 (29.73%) XSLT
15 11 (29.73%) Web Services
15 11 (29.73%) Multithreading
15 11 (29.73%) SQL Server 2008
16 10 (27.03%) T-SQL
17 9 (24.32%) Ajax
18 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
18 8 (21.62%) XAML
19 7 (18.92%) IIS

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

For the 6 months to 22 September 2014, 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 7 (18.92%) IIS
2 1 (2.70%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (2.70%) Photoshop
1 1 (2.70%) MS Excel
Cloud Services
1 5 (13.51%) Microsoft Azure
Communications & Networking
1 6 (16.22%) TCP/IP
2 1 (2.70%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 28 (75.68%) SQL Server
2 11 (29.73%) SQL Server 2008
3 2 (5.41%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Analysis Services
4 1 (2.70%) Data Warehouse
4 1 (2.70%) SQL Server Reporting Services
4 1 (2.70%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 13 (35.14%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (21.62%) Visual Studio
3 6 (16.22%) JIRA
3 6 (16.22%) FxCop
3 6 (16.22%) StyleCop
4 5 (13.51%) NUnit
5 4 (10.81%) Selenium
5 4 (10.81%) Git (software)
5 4 (10.81%) WiX
5 4 (10.81%) MSBuild
5 4 (10.81%) SpecFlow
6 1 (2.70%) MSTest
6 1 (2.70%) Moq
6 1 (2.70%) dotTrace
6 1 (2.70%) Subversion
6 1 (2.70%) ReSharper
General
1 4 (10.81%) Finance
2 2 (5.41%) Telecoms
3 1 (2.70%) Games
3 1 (2.70%) Banking
Job Titles
1 32 (86.49%) Developer
2 22 (59.46%) .NET Developer
3 14 (37.84%) C# Developer
4 13 (35.14%) C# .NET Developer
5 5 (13.51%) Senior Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Web Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Senior C# Developer
6 4 (10.81%) Senior .NET Developer
7 3 (8.11%) Programmer
7 3 (8.11%) C# ASP.NET Developer
7 3 (8.11%) SQL Developer
7 3 (8.11%) SQL Server Developer
8 2 (5.41%) C# Software Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Analyst Programmer
8 2 (5.41%) Analyst
8 2 (5.41%) Software Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Software Engineer
8 2 (5.41%) Applications Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior SQL Developer
8 2 (5.41%) Senior SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 37 (100.00%) .NET
2 31 (83.78%) ASP.NET
3 26 (70.27%) CSS
4 24 (64.86%) .NET Framework
4 24 (64.86%) WCF
5 22 (59.46%) HTML
6 16 (43.24%) XML
7 14 (37.84%) ASP.NET MVC
7 14 (37.84%) jQuery
8 13 (35.14%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
9 12 (32.43%) WPF
10 11 (29.73%) XSLT
10 11 (29.73%) Web Services
11 9 (24.32%) Ajax
12 6 (16.22%) XSL
12 6 (16.22%) LINQ to SQL
12 6 (16.22%) POCO
12 6 (16.22%) ASP.NET MVC 3
13 5 (13.51%) REST
13 5 (13.51%) CSS3
Miscellaneous
1 3 (8.11%) N-Tier
1 3 (8.11%) Data Integration
2 1 (2.70%) Mobile App
2 1 (2.70%) RIA
2 1 (2.70%) Client/Server
Operating Systems
1 6 (16.22%) Windows
2 1 (2.70%) Android
2 1 (2.70%) Windows Server 2008
2 1 (2.70%) Apple iOS
Processes & Methodologies
1 26 (70.27%) Agile Software Development
2 18 (48.65%) MVC
3 15 (40.54%) TDD
4 14 (37.84%) Scrum
5 11 (29.73%) Multithreading
6 6 (16.22%) Code Coverage
6 6 (16.22%) Regression Testing
6 6 (16.22%) OOP
6 6 (16.22%) OO
7 5 (13.51%) Software Engineering
7 5 (13.51%) Software Architecture
7 5 (13.51%) MVVM
8 4 (10.81%) Migration
8 4 (10.81%) Kanban
8 4 (10.81%) SOA
9 3 (8.11%) ETL
9 3 (8.11%) Data Transformation
9 3 (8.11%) Continuous Integration
10 2 (5.41%) BDD
10 2 (5.41%) E-Commerce
Programming Languages
1 34 (91.89%) C#
2 24 (64.86%) JavaScript
3 19 (51.35%) SQL
4 10 (27.03%) T-SQL
5 8 (21.62%) XAML
6 6 (16.22%) VBScript
6 6 (16.22%) VB
7 4 (10.81%) VB6
7 4 (10.81%) PowerShell
8 3 (8.11%) PL/SQL
9 1 (2.70%) ActionScript
9 1 (2.70%) PHP
9 1 (2.70%) C++
9 1 (2.70%) Java
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 6 (16.22%) QA
Vendors
1 12 (32.43%) Microsoft
2 4 (10.81%) DevExpress
3 2 (5.41%) Twitter
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