The first table below looks at the demand for LINQ skills in IT contracts advertised for the Milton Keynes region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited LINQ over the 3 months to 29 July 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years. The second table is for comparison and provides aggregates for all of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category for the Milton Keynes region.

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
29 Jul 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 70 54 58
Rank change year-on-year
-16 +4
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.22% 1.56% 0.59%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.05% 6.59% 2.27%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
Average daily rate
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£344 £355 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.10% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £329 £322 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £359 £367 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £310 £313
% change year-on-year
+4.03% -0.80%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £24.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
- -31.42%
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
191 167 176
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 21.01% 23.72% 26.04%
Number of daily rates quoted 124 94 90
Average daily rate £368 £375 £333
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-2.00% +12.78%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £280 £313 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £450 £388
UK excluding London average daily rate £338 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+3.84% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 1 1 2
Average hourly rate £18.75 £20.00 £35.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-6.25% -42.85%
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%
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LINQ
Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

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

LINQ Jobs Demand Trend in Milton Keynes

LINQ
Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

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

LINQ Daily Rate Trend in Milton Keynes

LINQ
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) WCF
3 3 (60.00%) CESG
3 3 (60.00%) MVC
3 3 (60.00%) Migration
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) XSL
3 3 (60.00%) SharePoint
3 3 (60.00%) Microsoft
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
3 3 (60.00%) MS Office
3 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
3 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
3 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
3 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
3 3 (60.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) Windows
4 2 (40.00%) CRM

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 29 July 2014, IT contractor jobs across the Milton Keynes 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 (60.00%) SharePoint
Applications
1 3 (60.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (40.00%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (100.00%) SQL Server
2 3 (60.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (60.00%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 2 (40.00%) Finance
2 1 (20.00%) Banking
Job Titles
1 4 (80.00%) Developer
2 2 (40.00%) .NET Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (20.00%) Web Developer
3 1 (20.00%) Applications Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 5 (100.00%) .NET
2 4 (80.00%) WCF
2 4 (80.00%) CSS
2 4 (80.00%) Web Services
2 4 (80.00%) HTML
3 3 (60.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
3 3 (60.00%) XML
3 3 (60.00%) XSL
3 3 (60.00%) .NET Framework
4 2 (40.00%) jQuery
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET
4 2 (40.00%) ASP.NET Web API
Miscellaneous
1 3 (60.00%) CESG
2 1 (20.00%) Statistics
Operating Systems
1 2 (40.00%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (60.00%) MVC
1 3 (60.00%) Migration
1 3 (60.00%) Data Migration
2 2 (40.00%) CRM
2 2 (40.00%) Web Development
3 1 (20.00%) System Testing
3 1 (20.00%) Data Modelling
3 1 (20.00%) Scrum
3 1 (20.00%) Business Continuity
3 1 (20.00%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 5 (100.00%) C#
2 4 (80.00%) JavaScript
3 3 (60.00%) SQL
3 3 (60.00%) T-SQL
4 1 (20.00%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (60.00%) SC Cleared
1 3 (60.00%) Security Cleared
2 1 (20.00%) DV Cleared
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (20.00%) SLA
Vendors
1 3 (60.00%) Microsoft