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 18 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
18 Sep 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Language Integrated Query (LINQ)
Rank 64 59 61
Rank change year-on-year
-5 +2
Contract jobs citing LINQ 1 5 3
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 0.12% 0.69% 0.42%
As % of the Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards category 0.67% 2.65% 1.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 1 0 1
Average daily rate
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£398 - £340
UK excluding London average daily rate £313 £315 £313
% change year-on-year
-0.79% +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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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
150 189 170
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Milton Keynes 18.16% 26.00% 23.88%
Number of daily rates quoted 103 98 88
Average daily rate £398 £388 £340
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+2.58% +13.97%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £300 £315 £275
10% offered a daily rate of more than £450 £450 £414
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £325 £325
% change year-on-year
+7.69% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 2
Average hourly rate - - £23.25
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 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 18 September 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 3 (100.00%) C#
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
2 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
3 1 (33.33%) IIS
3 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) MSMQ
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft
3 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
3 1 (33.33%) HL7
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) Degree

LINQ
Top Related IT Skills in Milton Keynes by Category

For the 6 months to 18 September 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 1 (33.33%) IIS
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (66.67%) SQL Server
Development Applications
1 1 (33.33%) Visual Studio
General
1 2 (66.67%) Finance
2 1 (33.33%) Banking
Job Titles
1 2 (66.67%) Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Systems Analyst
2 1 (33.33%) Web Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Senior Software Developer
2 1 (33.33%) Software Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 3 (100.00%) .NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET
1 3 (100.00%) ASP.NET MVC
2 2 (66.67%) WCF
2 2 (66.67%) HTML
2 2 (66.67%) CSS
3 1 (33.33%) Web Services
3 1 (33.33%) XML
3 1 (33.33%) XSL
3 1 (33.33%) MSMQ
3 1 (33.33%) .NET Framework
3 1 (33.33%) JSON
3 1 (33.33%) jQuery
3 1 (33.33%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 1 (33.33%) Computer Science
1 1 (33.33%) Data Integration
Processes & Methodologies
1 3 (100.00%) MVC
2 2 (66.67%) Agile Software Development
2 2 (66.67%) Web Development
3 1 (33.33%) Unit Testing
3 1 (33.33%) System Testing
3 1 (33.33%) TDD
3 1 (33.33%) ETL
Programming Languages
1 3 (100.00%) C#
2 2 (66.67%) JavaScript
3 1 (33.33%) SQL
Qualifications
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft Certification
1 1 (33.33%) Degree
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 1 (33.33%) HL7
Vendors
1 1 (33.33%) Microsoft