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 3 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
3 Sep 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 70 66 56
Rank change year-on-year
-4 -10
Contract jobs citing LINQ 6 2 11
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.61% 0.24% 1.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 3.02% 1.28% 5.56%
Number of daily rates quoted 4 2 4
Average daily rate
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£288 £380 £355
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-24.34% +7.11%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £261 £366 £322
10% offered a daily rate of more than £303 £394 £367
UK excluding London average daily rate £323 £325 £310
% change year-on-year
-0.76% +4.83%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - £35.00 £21.50
% change year-on-year
- +62.79%
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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
199 156 198
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 20.33% 18.57% 25.61%
Number of daily rates quoted 115 105 107
Average daily rate £375 £388 £375
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-3.22% +3.33%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £288 £300 £313
10% offered a daily rate of more than £445 £463 £450
UK excluding London average daily rate £365 £350 £325
% change year-on-year
+4.28% +7.69%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate £39.50 £35.00 £35.00
% change year-on-year
+12.85% -

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 3 September 2015, 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 14 (100.00%) SQL
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 12 (85.71%) MVC
3 10 (71.43%) .NET Framework
3 10 (71.43%) C#
4 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
4 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
4 9 (64.29%) CSS
4 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
4 9 (64.29%) jQuery
4 9 (64.29%) Unit Testing
5 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
6 7 (50.00%) Degree
6 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
7 6 (42.86%) XML
7 6 (42.86%) XSL
7 6 (42.86%) OO
7 6 (42.86%) Microsoft
7 6 (42.86%) IIS
7 6 (42.86%) Oracle
7 6 (42.86%) HTML
7 6 (42.86%) JSON
7 6 (42.86%) Web Development
7 6 (42.86%) REST
8 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
8 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
8 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
9 4 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
9 4 (28.57%) Data Integration
9 4 (28.57%) Scrum

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 3 September 2015, 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 6 (42.86%) IIS
Communications & Networking
1 4 (28.57%) Internet
2 1 (7.14%) TCP/IP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 5 (35.71%) Relational Database
2 4 (28.57%) Oracle Reports
3 3 (21.43%) SQL Server
4 2 (14.29%) SQL Server 2008
5 1 (7.14%) SQL Server 2012
Development Applications
1 7 (50.00%) Visual Studio
2 2 (14.29%) Team Foundation Server
General
1 4 (28.57%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 12 (85.71%) Developer
2 6 (42.86%) Web Developer
3 4 (28.57%) .NET Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Front-End Developer
4 3 (21.43%) Front-End Web Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Web Applications Developer
5 2 (14.29%) .NET Programmer
5 2 (14.29%) Software Developer
5 2 (14.29%) Programmer
5 2 (14.29%) Applications Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C++ Developer
6 1 (7.14%) Senior Software Developer
6 1 (7.14%) C++ Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 14 (100.00%) .NET
2 10 (71.43%) .NET Framework
3 9 (64.29%) CSS
3 9 (64.29%) jQuery
3 9 (64.29%) ASP.NET
4 8 (57.14%) ASP.NET MVC
5 6 (42.86%) HTML
5 6 (42.86%) JSON
5 6 (42.86%) XML
5 6 (42.86%) XSL
5 6 (42.86%) REST
6 5 (35.71%) AngularJS
7 4 (28.57%) KnockoutJS
8 3 (21.43%) Razor View Engine
8 3 (21.43%) Entity Framework
9 2 (14.29%) HTML5
9 2 (14.29%) WCF
9 2 (14.29%) Web Services
9 2 (14.29%) MSMQ
9 2 (14.29%) ASP.NET MVC 3
Miscellaneous
1 5 (35.71%) Computer Science
2 4 (28.57%) Data Integration
3 2 (14.29%) Mathematics
Processes & Methodologies
1 12 (85.71%) MVC
2 9 (64.29%) Unit Testing
2 9 (64.29%) Agile Software Development
3 6 (42.86%) Web Development
3 6 (42.86%) OO
4 4 (28.57%) Scrum
5 2 (14.29%) Dependency Injection
5 2 (14.29%) Mentoring
5 2 (14.29%) SDLC
5 2 (14.29%) SOA
5 2 (14.29%) ETL
5 2 (14.29%) Business Development
5 2 (14.29%) Use Case
6 1 (7.14%) OOD
6 1 (7.14%) Multithreading
Programming Languages
1 14 (100.00%) SQL
2 10 (71.43%) C#
3 9 (64.29%) JavaScript
4 3 (21.43%) T-SQL
5 1 (7.14%) C
5 1 (7.14%) C++
Qualifications
1 7 (50.00%) Degree
2 2 (14.29%) Microsoft Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 2 (14.29%) HL7
Vendors
1 6 (42.86%) Oracle
1 6 (42.86%) Microsoft