The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Hertfordshire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 10 February 2016 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
10 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 55 65
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 6 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire - 0.94% 0.30%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 2.97% 0.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 5 0
Average daily rate - £288 -
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £331 £300
% change year-on-year
-1.88% +10.41%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £45.00 - £37.50
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 Hertfordshire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Hertfordshire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
128 202 212
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 22.22% 31.81% 31.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 78 108 127
Average daily rate £385 £365 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.47% -8.75%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £275 £288
10% offered a daily rate of more than £625 £525 £550
UK excluding London average daily rate £363 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.57% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 8 2
Average hourly rate £37.50 £37.50 £11.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
- +240.90%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.25 £34.00 £33.00
% change year-on-year
+15.44% +3.03%

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Hertfordshire

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Hertfordshire

LINQ
Top 22 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) MVVM
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) API Design

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 10 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Hertfordshire 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.

Development Applications
1 2 (100.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (100.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Web Developer
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET Developer
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Developer
1 2 (100.00%) Web Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (100.00%) .NET
1 2 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 2 (100.00%) Ajax
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 2 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 2 (100.00%) CSS
1 2 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 2 (100.00%) HTML
1 2 (100.00%) RESTful
1 2 (100.00%) WCF
1 2 (100.00%) Web Services
1 2 (100.00%) WPF
Processes & Methodologies
1 2 (100.00%) Agile Software Development
1 2 (100.00%) API Design
1 2 (100.00%) MVC
1 2 (100.00%) MVVM
Programming Languages
1 2 (100.00%) C#
1 2 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 2 (100.00%) SQL
1 2 (100.00%) T-SQL