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 19 September 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
19 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 69 72 79
Rank change year-on-year
+3 +7
Contract jobs citing LINQ 4 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 0.40% 0.23% 1.02%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.32% 0.69% 3.01%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 11
Average daily rate
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£270 £313 £325
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-13.60% -3.84%
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+0.80% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £21.50 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+62.79% -34.07%
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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
303 291 366
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Leeds 30.45% 32.92% 33.89%
Number of daily rates quoted 219 199 225
Average daily rate £325 £300 £313
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+8.33% -4.00%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £175 £213 £265
10% offered a daily rate of more than £413 £400 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 2 10 3
Average hourly rate £50.00 £45.00 £21.96
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+11.11% +104.91%
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 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 19 September 2014, 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 10 (100.00%) C#
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
2 7 (70.00%) OO
2 7 (70.00%) Microsoft
3 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 6 (60.00%) MVC
3 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
4 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
4 5 (50.00%) CSS
4 5 (50.00%) Web Services
4 5 (50.00%) SQL
4 5 (50.00%) HTML
4 5 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
5 4 (40.00%) LINQ to SQL
5 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
5 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
5 4 (40.00%) XML
5 4 (40.00%) Internet
5 4 (40.00%) OOP
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
6 3 (30.00%) WCF
6 3 (30.00%) WPF
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
6 3 (30.00%) MSTest
6 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
6 3 (30.00%) WinForms
6 3 (30.00%) Windows

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Leeds by Category

For the 6 months to 19 September 2014, 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 6 (60.00%) SharePoint
Communications & Networking
1 4 (40.00%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 7 (70.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2005
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server 2008
2 3 (30.00%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 1 (10.00%) MySQL
Development Applications
1 7 (70.00%) Visual Studio
2 3 (30.00%) MSTest
General
1 1 (10.00%) Retail
Job Titles
1 10 (100.00%) Developer
2 8 (80.00%) .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# .NET Developer
3 3 (30.00%) C# Developer
4 2 (20.00%) Software Developer
5 1 (10.00%) SharePoint Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 10 (100.00%) .NET
2 7 (70.00%) ASP.NET
3 5 (50.00%) .NET Framework
3 5 (50.00%) CSS
3 5 (50.00%) Web Services
3 5 (50.00%) HTML
3 5 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 4 (40.00%) LINQ to SQL
4 4 (40.00%) XML
5 3 (30.00%) WCF
5 3 (30.00%) WPF
5 3 (30.00%) WinForms
6 2 (20.00%) NHibernate
7 1 (10.00%) HTML5
7 1 (10.00%) CSS3
7 1 (10.00%) WinRT
Operating Systems
1 3 (30.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 7 (70.00%) OO
2 6 (60.00%) MVC
2 6 (60.00%) Agile Software Development
3 4 (40.00%) OOP
4 1 (10.00%) Web Development
Programming Languages
1 10 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (50.00%) SQL
3 4 (40.00%) JavaScript
3 4 (40.00%) VB.NET
4 3 (30.00%) PHP
Vendors
1 7 (70.00%) Microsoft