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 20 August 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
20 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 53 44 41
Rank change year-on-year
-9 -3
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 7 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 0.41% 1.53% 2.20%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 5.98% 9.91%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 5
Average daily rate
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£310 £220 £270
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.90% -18.51%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £305 £310
% change year-on-year
+6.55% -1.61%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -26.41%
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
152 117 111
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Essex 31.15% 25.49% 22.20%
Number of daily rates quoted 85 65 47
Average daily rate £390 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+30.00% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £215 £200
10% offered a daily rate of more than £484 £550 £375
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 16 13 20
Average hourly rate £30.00 £27.50 £32.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+9.09% -15.38%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £25.00 £15.95 £27.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £38.47 £37.50 £42.50
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 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
Contract Job Locations in Essex

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Essex region over the 3 months to 20 August 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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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
Billericay - - - -
Chelmsford - - - -
Saffron Walden - - - - 1
LINQ
East of England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Essex

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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 12 (100.00%) C#
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 11 (91.67%) TDD
3 10 (83.33%) WPF
4 9 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 9 (75.00%) XAML
5 8 (66.67%) JSON
5 8 (66.67%) HTML
5 8 (66.67%) SOA
5 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
5 8 (66.67%) CSS
5 8 (66.67%) RabbitMQ
5 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
5 8 (66.67%) HTML5
5 8 (66.67%) MVVM
5 8 (66.67%) Kanban
5 8 (66.67%) Git (software)
6 7 (58.33%) VB
6 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
6 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
6 7 (58.33%) VB6
7 5 (41.67%) DevExpress
7 5 (41.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
8 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
9 3 (25.00%) WCF
9 3 (25.00%) Scrum
9 3 (25.00%) MVC
10 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
10 2 (16.67%) Finance

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Essex by Category

For the 6 months to 20 August 2014, 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.

Cloud Services
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft Azure
Database & Business Intelligence
1 12 (100.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 9 (75.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 8 (66.67%) Git (software)
3 7 (58.33%) Visual Studio
4 1 (8.33%) WiX
4 1 (8.33%) MSBuild
4 1 (8.33%) NUnit
General
1 2 (16.67%) Finance
2 1 (8.33%) Front Office
Job Titles
1 12 (100.00%) Developer
2 11 (91.67%) .NET Developer
3 10 (83.33%) C# Developer
4 9 (75.00%) C# .NET Developer
5 4 (33.33%) WPF Developer
6 1 (8.33%) Front-End Developer
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Developer
6 1 (8.33%) SQL Server Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 11 (91.67%) .NET
2 10 (83.33%) WPF
3 8 (66.67%) JSON
3 8 (66.67%) HTML
3 8 (66.67%) CSS
3 8 (66.67%) RabbitMQ
3 8 (66.67%) HTML5
4 7 (58.33%) ASP.NET
5 5 (41.67%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
6 4 (33.33%) .NET Framework
7 3 (25.00%) WCF
8 2 (16.67%) KnockoutJS
8 2 (16.67%) Twitter Bootstrap
8 2 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
8 2 (16.67%) jQuery
9 1 (8.33%) SOAP
9 1 (8.33%) Web Services
9 1 (8.33%) WinForms
Operating Systems
1 1 (8.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 11 (91.67%) TDD
2 8 (66.67%) SOA
2 8 (66.67%) MVVM
2 8 (66.67%) Kanban
3 3 (25.00%) Scrum
3 3 (25.00%) MVC
4 2 (16.67%) E-Commerce
5 1 (8.33%) Unit Testing
5 1 (8.33%) Multithreading
5 1 (8.33%) Migration
Programming Languages
1 12 (100.00%) C#
2 9 (75.00%) XAML
3 7 (58.33%) VB
3 7 (58.33%) VB6
4 2 (16.67%) JavaScript
4 2 (16.67%) PL/SQL
4 2 (16.67%) SQL
5 1 (8.33%) PowerShell
Vendors
1 8 (66.67%) Microsoft
2 5 (41.67%) DevExpress
3 2 (16.67%) Twitter