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 17 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
17 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 58 61 62
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +1
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 7 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 0.16% 0.91% 0.15%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.56% 3.20% 0.46%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 1 1
Average daily rate
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£275 £250 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+10.00% -37.50%
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £325 £325
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £33.75 £29.96
% change year-on-year
+25.92% +12.65%
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
178 219 218
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Hertfordshire 28.12% 28.48% 33.64%
Number of daily rates quoted 89 125 133
Average daily rate £375 £395 £400
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-5.06% -1.25%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £267 £260 £233
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £330 £325
% change year-on-year
+6.06% +1.53%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 9 2
Average hourly rate £40.00 £30.00 £39.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+33.33% -24.05%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.00 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+2.85% -

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
Contract Job Locations in Hertfordshire

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing LINQ within the Hertfordshire region over the 3 months to 17 April 2015. 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
Borehamwood - - - -
Hertford - - - -
Kings Langley - - - -
LINQ
East of England

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 9 (90.00%) XML
3 8 (80.00%) HTML
4 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
4 7 (70.00%) ADO.NET
4 7 (70.00%) MVC
4 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (70.00%) Entity Framework
5 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
5 6 (60.00%) WCF
5 6 (60.00%) Microsoft
6 5 (50.00%) Code Coverage
6 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (50.00%) TDD
6 5 (50.00%) Scrum
6 5 (50.00%) VBScript
6 5 (50.00%) SQL
6 5 (50.00%) XSL
6 5 (50.00%) XSLT
6 5 (50.00%) jQuery
6 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 5 (50.00%) HTML5
6 5 (50.00%) CSS3
6 5 (50.00%) BDD
7 4 (40.00%) Razor View Engine

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Hertfordshire by Category

For the 6 months to 17 April 2015, 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.

Application Platforms
1 3 (30.00%) IIS
2 1 (10.00%) BizTalk Server
Communications & Networking
1 3 (30.00%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 6 (60.00%) SQL Server 2012
3 5 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 2 (20.00%) Relational Database
Development Applications
1 2 (20.00%) ReSharper
1 2 (20.00%) Git (software)
1 2 (20.00%) Moq
General
1 2 (20.00%) Finance
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Developer
2 6 (60.00%) C# Developer
2 6 (60.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) Agile .NET Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Agile C# Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 10 (100.00%) CSS
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
1 10 (100.00%) .NET Framework
2 9 (90.00%) XML
3 8 (80.00%) HTML
4 7 (70.00%) ADO.NET
4 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 7 (70.00%) Entity Framework
5 6 (60.00%) WCF
6 5 (50.00%) jQuery
6 5 (50.00%) HTML5
6 5 (50.00%) XSL
6 5 (50.00%) XSLT
6 5 (50.00%) CSS3
7 4 (40.00%) Razor View Engine
7 4 (40.00%) KnockoutJS
7 4 (40.00%) StructureMap
8 3 (30.00%) POCO
8 3 (30.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 4 (40.00%) Inversion of Control
2 2 (20.00%) EMV
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) MVC
2 5 (50.00%) Scrum
2 5 (50.00%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (50.00%) TDD
2 5 (50.00%) Code Coverage
2 5 (50.00%) BDD
3 3 (30.00%) Continuous Integration
3 3 (30.00%) Regression Testing
3 3 (30.00%) OOP
3 3 (30.00%) OO
4 2 (20.00%) E-Commerce
4 2 (20.00%) Refactoring
4 2 (20.00%) Dependency Injection
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) JavaScript
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
2 5 (50.00%) VBScript
3 4 (40.00%) T-SQL
Qualifications
1 4 (40.00%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 3 (30.00%) QA
Vendors
1 6 (60.00%) Microsoft