The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Essex region. Included is a guide to the contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 30 August 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 Aug 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 56 50
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 2 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex - 0.31% 0.63%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 1.31% 1.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 2 2
Median daily rate - £350 £310
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
- +12.90%
UK excluding London median daily rate £335 £320 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.68% -1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Median hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London median hourly rate - - £35.00
LINQ
East of 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 Essex region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Essex
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
73 153 155
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 16.67% 23.94% 32.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 45 95 86
Median daily rate £350 £375 £400
Median daily rate % change year-on-year
-6.66% -6.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £245 £238
10% offered a daily rate of more than £500 £583 £486
UK excluding London median daily rate £375 £368 £350
% change year-on-year
+2.04% +5.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 9 11 17
Median hourly rate £32.00 £36.67 £30.00
Median hourly rate % change year-on-year
-12.73% +22.23%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £31.50 £29.25 £25.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £42.53 £41.30 £40.12
UK excluding London median hourly rate £40.00 £38.89 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.86% +11.10%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Essex

The demand trend of contract jobs across the Essex 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 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
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 30 August 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 Essex region with a requirement for LINQ.

1 4 (100.00%) C#
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (50.00%) CSS3
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (50.00%) Lambda Expressions
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
3 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
3 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET
3 2 (50.00%) XML
3 2 (50.00%) MVC
3 2 (50.00%) Selenium
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (50.00%) TDD
3 2 (50.00%) NUnit
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) Web Development
4 1 (25.00%) Document Management
4 1 (25.00%) Finance

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Essex 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 1 (25.00%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server
1 4 (100.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 2 (50.00%) NUnit
1 2 (50.00%) Selenium
1 2 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (50.00%) Visual Studio
General
1 1 (25.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 4 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 4 (100.00%) Developer
2 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
2 2 (50.00%) C# Developer
3 1 (25.00%) .NET Web Developer
3 1 (25.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 4 (100.00%) .NET
1 4 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 4 (100.00%) jQuery
2 3 (75.00%) .NET Framework
2 3 (75.00%) CSS
2 3 (75.00%) HTML
2 3 (75.00%) HTML5
3 2 (50.00%) ADO.NET
3 2 (50.00%) Ajax
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 2 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC 5
3 2 (50.00%) CSS3
3 2 (50.00%) Entity Framework
3 2 (50.00%) Lambda Expressions
3 2 (50.00%) WCF
3 2 (50.00%) XML
4 1 (25.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 1 (25.00%) Web Services
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (50.00%) MVC
1 2 (50.00%) TDD
1 2 (50.00%) Web Development
2 1 (25.00%) Document Management
2 1 (25.00%) Front End Development
2 1 (25.00%) Stakeholder Management
Programming Languages
1 4 (100.00%) C#
2 3 (75.00%) JavaScript
3 2 (50.00%) SQL
Vendors
1 1 (25.00%) Microsoft