The table below looks at the statistics for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Leeds region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 24 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
24 Apr 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 97 78 67
Rank change year-on-year
-19 -11
Contract jobs citing LINQ 4 8 2
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.30% 0.69% 0.26%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.90% 1.75% 0.81%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 5 2
Average daily rate
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£338 £240 £300
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+40.62% -20.00%
UK excluding London average daily rate £315 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
-3.07% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £42.50 £32.00 £28.73
% change year-on-year
+32.81% +11.38%
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West Yorkshire

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 Leeds region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Leeds
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
446 458 248
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 33.48% 39.28% 32.12%
Number of daily rates quoted 291 331 153
Average daily rate £350 £320 £290
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+9.37% +10.34%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £275 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £400 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £338 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.70% +3.84%
Number of hourly rates quoted 3 2 2
Average hourly rate £14.00 £17.50 £26.50
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-20.00% -33.96%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £36.25 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+3.57% -

LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Leeds

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Leeds

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Leeds

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
2 4 (80.00%) WCF
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
3 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 3 (60.00%) Scrum
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) TDD
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
4 2 (40.00%) Finance
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) OOP
4 2 (40.00%) OO
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
4 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
5 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
5 1 (20.00%) WPF

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 24 April 2015, IT contractor jobs across the Leeds 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 1 (20.00%) IIS
1 1 (20.00%) BizTalk Server
Applications
1 1 (20.00%) MS Office
1 1 (20.00%) MS Excel
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (40.00%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Visual Studio
1 2 (40.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (20.00%) NUnit
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 5 (100.00%) Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# .NET Developer
2 3 (60.00%) C# Developer
3 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 2 (40.00%) C# ASP.NET Developer
4 1 (20.00%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) WCF
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Web Services
3 3 (60.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) Ajax
4 2 (40.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) CSS
4 2 (40.00%) XML
4 2 (40.00%) HTML
4 2 (40.00%) Entity Framework
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC 3
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web Forms
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
5 1 (20.00%) WPF
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (80.00%) MVC
2 3 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
2 3 (60.00%) Scrum
3 2 (40.00%) TDD
3 2 (40.00%) OOP
3 2 (40.00%) OO
4 1 (20.00%) Test Automation
4 1 (20.00%) Software Engineering
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) SQL
3 2 (40.00%) JavaScript
4 1 (20.00%) VB.NET
4 1 (20.00%) XAML
Qualifications
1 1 (20.00%) Degree
Vendors
1 1 (20.00%) Microsoft