The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Lancashire region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 2 September 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
2 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank - 47 31
Contract jobs citing LINQ 0 2 9
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire - 0.49% 3.18%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category - 2.44% 9.18%
Number of daily rates quoted 0 0 8
Average daily rate
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- - £300
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 -
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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 Lancashire region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Lancashire
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
143 82 98
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Lancashire 29.01% 19.95% 34.63%
Number of daily rates quoted 91 46 47
Average daily rate £442 £300 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+47.16% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £341 £270 £235
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £525 £325
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 6 2 5
Average hourly rate £40.00 £24.20 £37.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+65.28% -35.46%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Lancashire

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Lancashire

LINQ
Top 17 Related IT Skills in Lancashire

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Ajax
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Lancashire by Category

For the 6 months to 2 September 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Lancashire 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.

Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 5 (100.00%) Ajax
1 5 (100.00%) .NET Framework
1 5 (100.00%) WCF
1 5 (100.00%) jQuery
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Entity Framework
1 5 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC 4
Miscellaneous
1 2 (40.00%) Analytical Skills
Processes & Methodologies
1 5 (100.00%) MVC
1 5 (100.00%) Unit Testing
2 2 (40.00%) Scrum
2 2 (40.00%) Agile Software Development
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
1 5 (100.00%) JavaScript
1 5 (100.00%) SQL