The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 24 April 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 54 56 42
Rank change year-on-year
+2 -14
Contract jobs citing LINQ 3 10 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.59% 1.35% 0.95%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.58% 5.65% 4.82%
Number of daily rates quoted 3 7 4
Average daily rate
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£375 £350 £280
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.29% +24.82%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £335 £318 £268
10% offered a daily rate of more than £435 £399 £289
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £28.73
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +11.38%
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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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
190 177 83
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 37.11% 23.82% 19.62%
Number of daily rates quoted 94 92 44
Average daily rate £400 £350 £265
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+14.44% +31.88%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £258 £290 £190
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £500 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 22 11 16
Average hourly rate £38.00 £35.80 £27.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+6.14% +30.18%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £36.00 £26.00 £27.48
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £45.00 £46.00 £37.40
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Essex

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Essex

LINQ
Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing LINQ across the Essex region over the 3 months to 24 April 2015.

LINQ Daily Rate Histogram in Essex

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
3 4 (66.67%) Entity Framework
4 3 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 3 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
4 3 (50.00%) CSS3
4 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
4 3 (50.00%) Autofac
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Selenium
4 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 3 (50.00%) NUnit
4 3 (50.00%) CSS
4 3 (50.00%) HTML
4 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
5 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
5 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
5 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
5 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 2 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
5 2 (33.33%) Twitter
5 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
5 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Essex 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 1 (16.67%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) SpecFlow
1 3 (50.00%) Selenium
1 3 (50.00%) NUnit
2 1 (16.67%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 3 (50.00%) .NET Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Developer
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst
1 3 (50.00%) Analyst Programmer
1 3 (50.00%) Programmer
2 2 (33.33%) C# Developer
2 2 (33.33%) C# .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET
2 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
2 4 (66.67%) ASP.NET MVC
2 4 (66.67%) Entity Framework
3 3 (50.00%) LINQ to SQL
3 3 (50.00%) Castle Windsor
3 3 (50.00%) CSS3
3 3 (50.00%) Autofac
3 3 (50.00%) CSS
3 3 (50.00%) HTML
4 2 (33.33%) KnockoutJS
4 2 (33.33%) AngularJS
4 2 (33.33%) Twitter Bootstrap
4 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
5 1 (16.67%) WCF
5 1 (16.67%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 6 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
2 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 3 (50.00%) TDD
4 2 (33.33%) E-Commerce
4 2 (33.33%) Scrum
5 1 (16.67%) Portfolio Management
5 1 (16.67%) Investment Management
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) SQL
2 3 (50.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (33.33%) PL/SQL
Vendors
1 2 (33.33%) Microsoft
1 2 (33.33%) Twitter