The table below looks at the statistics 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 22 August 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
22 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 62 58 63
Rank change year-on-year
-4 +5
Contract jobs citing LINQ 2 11 4
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.24% 1.45% 0.53%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 1.30% 5.95% 2.22%
Number of daily rates quoted 2 4 2
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£380 £355 £330
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+7.11% +7.50%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £366 £322 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £394 £367 £338
UK excluding London average daily rate £325 £310 £310
% change year-on-year
+5.00% -0.16%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £37.50 £24.00 £32.62
% change year-on-year
+56.25% -26.41%
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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 Milton Keynes region.

Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards Category
Milton Keynes
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category
154 185 180
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.38% 24.41% 23.94%
Number of daily rates quoted 104 101 97
Average daily rate £388 £375 £335
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+3.33% +11.94%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £325 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £495 £450 £400
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 1
Average hourly rate - - £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £35.00 £35.00 £32.50
% change year-on-year
- +7.69%

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 22 August 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 6 (100.00%) C#
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) Microsoft
3 4 (66.67%) MVC
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) XSL
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
3 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 4 (66.67%) WCF
4 3 (50.00%) Web Development
4 3 (50.00%) jQuery
4 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
4 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
4 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
4 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
4 3 (50.00%) MS Office
4 3 (50.00%) SharePoint
4 3 (50.00%) Migration
4 3 (50.00%) CESG
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) Finance

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 22 August 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 (50.00%) SharePoint
2 1 (16.67%) IIS
Applications
1 3 (50.00%) MS Office
Business Applications
1 2 (33.33%) Dynamics CRM
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (83.33%) SQL Server
2 3 (50.00%) SQL Server 2008
Development Applications
1 3 (50.00%) Team Foundation Server
2 1 (16.67%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (33.33%) Finance
2 1 (16.67%) Banking
Job Titles
1 5 (83.33%) Developer
2 2 (33.33%) .NET Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Software Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Systems Analyst
3 1 (16.67%) Web Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Applications Developer
3 1 (16.67%) Senior Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 6 (100.00%) .NET
2 5 (83.33%) HTML
2 5 (83.33%) CSS
3 4 (66.67%) Web Services
3 4 (66.67%) XML
3 4 (66.67%) XSL
3 4 (66.67%) .NET Framework
3 4 (66.67%) WCF
4 3 (50.00%) jQuery
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET MVC
4 3 (50.00%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
4 3 (50.00%) ASP.NET
5 2 (33.33%) ASP.NET Web API
6 1 (16.67%) JSON
6 1 (16.67%) REST
6 1 (16.67%) MSMQ
Miscellaneous
1 3 (50.00%) CESG
2 1 (16.67%) Statistics
2 1 (16.67%) Computer Science
2 1 (16.67%) Data Integration
Operating Systems
1 2 (33.33%) Windows
Processes & Methodologies
1 4 (66.67%) MVC
2 3 (50.00%) Web Development
2 3 (50.00%) Data Migration
2 3 (50.00%) Migration
3 2 (33.33%) CRM
4 1 (16.67%) Unit Testing
4 1 (16.67%) System Testing
4 1 (16.67%) Data Modelling
4 1 (16.67%) ETL
4 1 (16.67%) Scrum
4 1 (16.67%) Business Continuity
4 1 (16.67%) Agile Software Development
4 1 (16.67%) TDD
Programming Languages
1 6 (100.00%) C#
2 5 (83.33%) JavaScript
3 4 (66.67%) SQL
4 3 (50.00%) T-SQL
5 1 (16.67%) C
Qualifications
1 3 (50.00%) Security Cleared
1 3 (50.00%) SC Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Degree
2 1 (16.67%) DV Cleared
2 1 (16.67%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (16.67%) HL7
1 1 (16.67%) SLA
Vendors
1 4 (66.67%) Microsoft